Sunday, 30 April 2017

You're Amazing

Good Sunday morning all!  Here is a ditty little card (at least by my standards! LOL)   I get asked for smaller cards all the time and I will admit they are a bit of a challenge for me, I do like a larger format, but I think this one came out quite nice!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the outer decorative shape from the Bruges die out of it.  I backed it with wisteria card and used the inside cutting edge to create a frame.  I added mounting foam to the back of this piece.  Next I used the smaller decorative die and cut it out of wisteria card and attached the frame over it and added another layer of mounting foam to the back.  I cut the smallest decorative die out of coconut white card and backed it with white and seated it in the opening of the other cut pieces.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the small oval from the Antwerp die set.  I inked it with Shaded Lilac distress ink, then added it to the centre of the card.  I cut the Exquisite Poppy die and made two flowers.  I used the fine tip end of the Shaded Lilac distress pen and drew the lines in through the die, then inked the edges before assembling the flowers and adding pearl centres.  I seated the two flowers on a white satin ribbon bow in the lower corner.  White and wisteria mats were added to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  6 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Pat S. Whitney!!!
Lindyloo12!!!
Rosemary Powell!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  All for now, Sue x




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152 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it. Part of my order arrived yesterday, I am now the proud owner of all of your new flower dies and the Hobnail vase, they are stunning. Rosemarie you are going to love your Liky if the Valkey die from the draw.
Congrats to comment game winners.
Latenight Sandy, dud you get to bed then. When you have dusted your craft room, you can do mine but I may have to take out danger insurance first, it is so crowded.
Rosemary, thank you for your comments, and all the other ladies, I am recovering a little after 4 weeks but getting there
Pat, good news about Sarah's X-ray but it us shocking how they have failed her and her parents yet again. They don't seem to care about the physical, emotional and financial costs involved in getting this brave little girl to these appointments in vain.
Carmen, I'm hoping we can get a hit if hats made by 31st May so we can send them to the teacher. She goes every year to help, takes provisions, toiletries etc, and sometimes takes some of her pupils too. We need more people like her in the world.
Elaine, I hope Andrew and Helen have a wonderful weekend, let's hope he us better with this treatment.
Rosemary Gladstone, welcome to Sues wonderful blog, you will gets loads of inspiration and support as we all did, we are a very caring bunch who all adore Sues work.
June hope your craft day went well, you are a very busy lady.
Happy Bank Holiday weekend, huge hugs to all especially our missing and poorly friends, not forgetting the special careers . Maureen, hope you are feeling a bit stronger with Georges care.

Pam said...

Oops sorry Carmen, that should have been a lot of hats.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, right back at ya!!! Loving this it's so sweet!!!
Congratulations to the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a lovely card.
this card has given me a good idea for some old toppers I have found.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care all.
take care and have fun Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I like the smaller format! Congrats to your winners!

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Small but beautiful. Like it. Fab flowers!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely card today and I like the idea of smaller cards sometimes too, and I love the sentiment.

Pam pleased that you are feeling a bit better, you will now be able to have a play with your goodies, I too have the vase and flowers, so far only seen one sample using the vase so come on ladies give me some inspiration.

I also reiterate everything that Pam has said above.

Had a great workshop yesterday, did things way out of my comfort zone, some I liked and some not so keen on. Was absolutely exhausted when I got home, I think my age is telling on me. Off to a craft show this morning in Maidstone, will have my mobility scooter though, although really there is nothing I need ......now did I say that......no never, I need everything.

Has anyone else had a chance to use the new Tim Holtz stamping press yet, mine arrived yesterday, I do have the Misti which really is so easy to use and I have not had any stamping disasters since I started using it. Not sure if this is right to put on your blog Sue but it is all part of crafting.

Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prize.

Oh best hurry I can hear hubby cooking breakfast.

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

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card Sue, i used to like larger too, but now prefer to make smaller 6x6 or 5x5. Your Square die collections are perfect for me.
Chris xx

Anne Crawford said...

Very beautiful card, I love the pretty poppies!
Anne xo

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P Austen said...

Sorry I've missed a couple of your blogs lately but have had a lot going on with the family but hopefully I can have aday to myself and get some crafting done today.
This is such a pretty little card Sue but like yourself I enjoy making larger cards. My smaller ones appear to be overcrowded. I could try putting less on, of course.........a bit like my food plate. Whoever said "Less is more?"
Enjoy your bank holiday every . Hugs xx P Austen

Dragonsnap2 said...

Wow what a beauty. You are amazing Sue. I must admit if I make any similar cards to yours that I need to post I just don't use some of the layers and to make things lighter (and save card) I cut things out of the back layers where it won't show.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Yet again it's YOU that's amazing, if I was to give all my reasons I'd use up all my character's plus more on just one comment !!
This sweet little is just that - beautiful.
Thanks to you and Hetty from the fb group I've got more confidence making smaller cards. So when I feel like returning to my craft I'll continue to cut my dies, and look at them properly and re-learn how to use them how you intended when you designed them.
So I'll send my usual love n hugs and hope your day is a good one xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue and all,

It's nice of you to do a smaller card. This one goes deep. It's pretty.
I hope the winners enjoy their loot, and I hope one of them will tell what the comment gift was. Does three winners mean there were more than 200 comments, on Sue just being extra generous?
I also hope somebody will explain what bank holiday it is this weekend. Is it Monday? Or was it Friday?
On your Saturday morning, I was ending my Friday night. It was a long week, and my eyelids got too heavy to see the end of the video. That's saying something, because watching Sue's videos is one of my favorite things.
Three people who took a buyout offer are leaving Monday, and that's too many to make all different fabulous cards and circulate them for my colleagues to sign. I should have made and circulated them last week, but like I said it was a demanding week.
Sue, if you ever come up with a "BAM, There's Your Card" die that would work just as well for men as women, I'd be first in line to buy it.
Looking back on all the cards I've made for departing colleagues, the one die I could have used was "Don't Go!"
Doesn't quite have the same ring as "Bon Voyage."

To all in the U.K., enjoy your holiday weekend.

Love,
Donita in Rhode Island, U.S.


Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Very pretty card today.Sometimes smaller cards are needed when posting.Still think the poppy flowers are a favourite of mine (at the moment).
Enjoy your day.
Congratulations to the winners.
Jan x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

A lovely little card Sue.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely card today. Sometimes it is nice to create a card that is a little smaller and this one is perfect. I do like the dimension you achieve by recessing your cards.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Hope that everyone has a lovely Sunday.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Debra K. said...

Wonderful smaller card! Much more my size of card :).
Congratulations to all the winners! Debra x

hazel young said...

Amazing card Sue x xhazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all.. Beautiful card this morning and love the colours. As always the finishing touches are stunning . Congratulations to the winners.... Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card that shows that even smaller cards can be just as exquisite as the large ones. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
Congratulations to the winners.x

hettygarlick said...

That is so very pretty Sue. Lately I've made quite a few small cards (much smaller than this one!), and yes they are a challenge, but even so your dies can come into play and make lovely cards. You just have to be more restrained with how much you put on them!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this little card and the poppy die is beautiful. Love Jean from Wiltshire xxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love the way the eye is drawn inward, the colours are perfect and the poppies are stunning.
Pat, can't believe the hospital and that Sarah is having to wait again. Donita, sounds like you've been very busy. Is a buy out offer the same as redundancy in the UK,where the employer offers you money to leave? Pam, pleased that you're feeling better. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Such a pretty card today, sweet die cuts and beautiful poppies.

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a lovely card i do like the smaller card.Congrats to the winners .
Catherine V94 xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, it maybe as you say, a ditty little card by your standards but it is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it.
Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Marion S x

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card today. I used to struggle to make a larger card but now it has reversed. I think it is because we learn new skills and want to put them on a card no matter what size!
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card this morning. All your cards are gorgeous and it does not matter what size they are. The colours are lovely and the poppy die is still one of my favourites. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners, enjoy your prize.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue. It doesn't look like coconut white card on my iPad, more like custard, but still lovely. Thank you. Xx

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
What a cute card this morning to make us smile. The wisteria card is one of my favourites and always seems to be sold out at the local craft shop ( probably a good thing as I already have more than enough card really!). The poppies are my favourites and really pop when you add the veins in. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam good to hear you are starting to feel brighter, let's hope some warm weather helps. Echoing your comments again today xxx
June enjoy the craft show and don't get too tired, haha there is often nothing I need but something always tells me I do xxx
Donita we have our bank holidays on a Monday usually and there are 2 in May, one at the beginning and one at the end so May is always a strange month with two sets of 4 working days. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - it might be a smaller card than usual but it is one anyone would love to receive. I find I go to the wisteria card such a lot as it is such a pretty subtle colour. Love the way you have coloured the poppies. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jan Sayer said...

This is so pretty. Most of my cards get posted so I do need to think about depth and weight.
Jan
Northampton

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, it is so nice to see some smaller cards on here, as it shows us that your dies look amazing no matter what the size of the card. Love the colour and the Poppies always add something extra to a card.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love how you've done the flowers.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Scottydog said...

Such a pretty card, love that wisteria, so subtle, prettier than grey but not so bright as a lilac. I make small cards, mainly 6x6" so this is ideal. The size is limiting but people don't want to pay high postage charges! Thank you fir the inspiration Sue.
Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & although small it still is stunning. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners. Yvonne xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really pretty.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

ethansnanna said...


Congratulations to all the winners!

This card is so elegant, and I do like to see smaller
cards occationally,


Doreen x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A perfect example to show that smaller can be just as interesting as large especially as you're now including as many plain outline dies as possible in your sets so we can add dimension to the design.

Congratulations to the Comment Game wiiners...

Izzy

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card! I usually make 6"x6" cards so this is much more in my line. Love the wisteria. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy your stamps.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the format and the lovely colours.
Lydia
X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, so pretty. I love these colours. I do try to make smaller cards, but have to admit I am more comfortable with larger ones.

Love Rosemarie X X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Pretty and dainty in lovely colours. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, wow that is such a beautiful card today, and I love how youve used the colours to. hugs Shirleyxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card I like the size. The colours are gorgeous and the dies make a lovely design.

Barbara V

Anne said...

Crikey, this is small for you, Sue, but it just goes to show that your dies can be used for any size of card. It's really pretty.

June you did make me chuckle. On the way home from holiday in Northumberland yesterday I called in at a well known craft store and only spent £22 (most on CE products) - my husband couldn't believe it. I didn't "need" any of it. Enjoy the show.

Anne (Northampton)

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A lovely soft and feminine colour combo - really pretty card....

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue, must admit I do like the smaller cards.

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx one of my favourite colour combo's, lovely to see a smaller card xx love Kim D

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a perfectly sized and created card. The dies really are effective, and the flowers are lovely. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Morning, gorgeous card. Love these colours. X

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love smaller cards even though its sometimes difficult to fit lots of Dies on them!
Congrats to comment game winners!
Donita the 1st of May is on Monday this year it used to be called Labour Day, in Cornwall [Padstow] they have the Maypole and the 'obby'ose' parading the streets with a band to celebrate fertility, its really something to watch!
The other Bank holiday is 6 weeks after Easter its what used to be Whitsun, or Ascension Sunday, but now we are multicultural its just Bankholiday.
Sorry if I took up space explaining!
Love Marg

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Georgeous card and I love the colours too. And right back at ya cause YOU are amazing!!!! Bringing us joy everyday with a new card on the blog amongst other things x

Owlish said...

HI SUE
This card is gorgeous it may of been a bit of a challenge to do smaller but it turned out very nice
Congratulations to the comment winners
JOY Xx

karenlotty said...

I love your card Sue It's good to be challenged now and again I only ever do "big" cards if they're going to be hand delivered or am allowed to by the person asking
Congrats to the winners
Have a lovely Bank Holiday everyone

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous thanks for sharing,hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Netty The Runner said...

So lovely, the soft colours are really nice.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Wonderful, good to see a smaller card thats not to say I don't like your large ones. Really like the colours on this card, I made one using this die in similar colour tones. Great minds!

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Crafti Macky said...

Lovely card today Sue, love the colours and the flowers are wonderful.

Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Lots of love and craftihappiness to everyone.

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue
So loving this card ,lovely colours and dies used.
Congrats to the lucky winners.

Pam so pleased to hear you feel much better,enjoy your new dies.
Andrew phoned this morning ,it is so wet and terribly windy there, they are hoping the wind dies down or they may just go back home .

Echoing Pam,again today.
Take care and big hugs to all with a gentle one for Maureen.
Elaine H X

jenny Briggs said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card works very nicely as a smaller card I like making 7x7 cards

Jenny

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card Sue. Lovely colour.

Annie P
xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today. I also like to do smaller cards rather than large. I love the colours you've used. Must try this combination. Your coconut card looks creamy on my screen. I'm a comment game winner so your amazing for putting up these prizes for us to win.

STELLA MUNN said...

Lovely card again Sue. I do like the slightly smaller ones - my favourite size is 6X6 or 7X7 as I usually make a full opening card. With your designs/dies though I find you can work most of them to make a smaller card anyway. Thanks xx

stitchingranny said...

Love both the card and the colours you have done it in Sue.

Hugs
Helen x

Diane King said...

Lovely card x

Kate's Cards said...

So feminine and pretty xx

snowy said...

How sweet is this card. Love the colours. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

June Horrocks said...

I think this card is beautiful sue I love all your big cards but nice to see smaller once in a while the dies are brill love the sentiment congrats to the winners love always
June horrocks xxxxxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

Lovely card today, and colours are so pretty and delicate too, I make all different size cards and found all you dies work with any size so its so lovely using them and your inspiration really helps and motivates me.

Pam glad to hear your feeling a lot better, love and healing hugs to all that are poorly and also in need of them

Love to all
Sharon
xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to the winners.

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A beautiful card Sue. My favourite cards to send small ones due to the postage costs.

Glad to hear you are so much better Pam, may you improve even faster with the ABX
Hugs to all our poorly friends and family members.

Congratulations to all the comment winners. Enjoy your prize.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely little card so pretty.

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely card, just up my street. I tend to do mostly 6x6 or 7x5 cards and save the larger ones for "extra special" events
Doreen R

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, as they say small is beautiful! Lol
Congratulations to todays winners, enjoy your goodies ladies xx
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love everything about today's card. It doesn't matter if the card is large or small, if it is done with love, it's gorgeous.
Pam, it's taken a while but I'm glad that the meds are starting to work and you have commented superbly, as usual.
Elaine, I hope the weather is kind to Andrew and Helen.
PP I hope you are feeling much better and have more energy.
Laine, I hope you are also much better and on the up.
Carmen, PP and Laine are best in short doses lol.
Cheryl, keep on sewing!!
Myra, what trip down Memory Lane have you in store for us today ha ha.
Congratulations to the comment winners, especially Pat.
George is a shadow of his former self. I'm still in bed and can hear him hoovering but fear not, I'm about to get up and ready to be helped downstairs, and then I can check that he's actually moved the furniture and not just gone around it - like I do!!! ha ha
love to all xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Exquisite little card,must try the less is more touch!!!
Lovely wet day here in Devon,have to stay in and craft shame,
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Really pretty card love the colours . love Jean xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, gentle colours. Those dies are beautiful....... (I know I SAY IT EVERY DAY but it's true!)
Hugs, Rose

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

I really like this card, gorgeous detail

Congratulations to the comment winners... enjoy!

June x

Margaret Iddon said...

Beautiful, like the smaller format

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, congruto all the winners x x x

ursula said...

Beautiful card Sue, you are like me, prefer large cards, find it very difficult trying to make smaller ones....but this is so pretty....bringing back an old die Bruges...love the colours too...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, really pretty detail from the dies x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty little card. It is just perfect.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a lovely card for the beginning of the week...I do love those poppies :).
Pam, well done on getting all the new flower dies. Sadly all my craft buying has been put on hold for most of this year as I'm having to save up for a new computer and as I can only manage a little of my pension each fortnight it could take a long time lol. I'm after an all-in-one as it's to go into my craft room and there's hardly any room in there. Still, I can enjoy everyone else's joy when they get new dies and stamps and hopefully I can buy myself a fantastic Christmas present full of crafty goodness...or should a replace my dead dishwasher...decisions, decisions lol.
Bejay xx

Fiki said...

so pretty!
hugs

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love this pretty little card.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

I love your large cards and viewers can scale them down if they want something smaller. I am always curious how you manage envelopes for them, however, and the postage here in the States would be prohibitive for cards that large. I vote you keep doing what you do....the way you prefer to do it.

Jan D., FL, USA

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really love today's card but I don't really mind what size your cards are - they are all gorgeous! I often start small - look at it and think it's not quite right - mount it on a bigger background and what a difference! I'm awkward - make the background last!!
I love your use of the Dies today and the pretty flowers and the wisteria card! All truly lovely!
Maureen - I wasn't sure whether to ignore your remark from yesterday or not! However I see we have another today! Just because you are a bit incapacitated doesn't give you licence to torment your friends!! George, lovely man, is slaving away! I know he has a medal! Do you remember Lady Penelope ?? Well, George isn't Parker you know!!!
We have eight for lunch today so I've got to stop! They will be here any minute now - with a chorus of Grandma what's for lunch!!!
PP. and Laine miss you!
Love to all, Thanks Sue and Thanks Pam
Myra xxx

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Sue, such a comforting card to look at with those soothing colors. I like how you drew the lines on the poppy thru the die. I'll have to try to remember to do that as it gives them so much dimension.

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I generally make smaller cards so this one is great for me. X

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love all your cards big or small. Colours today are soothing not in your face.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

rosemary powell said...

Hi June
Apparently my Tim Holtz stamping press is in the post! I am looking forward to using it as I have shakes hands! Would be pleased to hear how you get on with it x

Sam Roberts said...

Really pretty card Sue.

Sam Roberts from Aus xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card - the pansy dies are fabulous. I've started making 6x6 cards when I have to post them, otherwise 7x7 or 8x8. Love the colours you have chosen today.
June - I received my Tim Holtz stamping platform a couple of days ago and really like it. Great for when you've missed a bit as you can just stamp again in exactly the same place! Looking forward to playing some more with it.
Maureen, I don't know how I've managed to miss that you haven't been well - was it an accident or something? Hope you haven't been following me by falling over!! Anyway, I hope that you are on the mend now. Love and hugs to you xx
Congratulations to the lucky winners .
Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

Judith Tucker said...

Gorgeous card. I too prefer to make larger cards.

rosemary powell said...

Oh Sue what a beautiful card! My beautiful late mother was a member of the woman's British Legion and Poppies were a great part of her life hence I have bought this die.I love the coconut white and the Wisteria colours together also.
Am so excited to win the comment game, can't wait to see what arrives in the post
Happy weekend to all
Lots of love xx

Craftychris said...

Love the gentle colours and the flowers are beautiful! xxx

val jones said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue. Just love the colour.
Congrats to the winners. Well done Pat.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Jomada-Dawn said...

this is a lovely card and a great colour scheme. You have some really delightful flower dies and this is one of my favourites.

julie laz said...

Hi sue I'm back again lol, what a beautiful card, I'm loving the daffodil 🌼 die, I lost my mam at the age 12 and she loved them, I remember them everywhere in the house and Garden, I don't know if you no but the daffodil is the flower of Wales, and that's where I live Swansea,
Big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Love these cards that are lower in the middle - the flowers are so pretty as well. Thank you,Sue.

Marion Bull said...

Love this card Sue, especially the size!! The olou seem i great and the flowers just finish it off!

Maggie B xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card love the flowers. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely, lovely card! I, too, have a challenge when trying one of your designs to fit my 5 x 7 size cards that I send. Most of the time, I can only do half of a design that you create on your cards. When I do make the larger cards, I enjoy being able to add all those extra layers and frames. Working on the larger format to me feels like freedom and having "wide open spaces". I have many friends that only make the A2 size [4.25 x 5.50 inches] card. They just don't know what they are missing.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a lovely card and I love the size.I have found that your happy die is perfect for quick 6x6 cards.Pam so glad you are feeling a little better.Elaine I hope it is a better day for Andrew and Helen so they don't have to come home.Pat I wish the doctors would get their act together it is not fair on Sarah and her family.Congratulations to all the winners.

Vie Carter said...

love this wisteria colour and this card is just lovely

Vie
x

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Nice to see another smaller card demonstrated to give us postage-affordable inspiration.

Teresa

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
What A Truly Beautiful Card I Love The Exceptional Colour Palette
Also "The Sentiment" Is So Relevant! It's Right Back To You, "You're Amazing"
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Wisteria Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Pearls"
"Creative Expression White Satin Ribbon"
"Tim Holtz Shaded Lilac Distress Ink/Shaded Lilac Distress Pen"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson The Antwerp Die Set"
"Sue Wilson The Bruges Die Set"
"Sue Wilson The Exquisite Poppy Die Set" (Theses Are Truly Exceptional)
Today's Card:-
As Always, You Took A Piece Of Card, Cut It To Size You Required In This Case It Was "The Coconut White Card"
You Cut Out The Decorative Shape Using "The Bruges Die Set" Then You Backed This With "The Wisteria Card"
You Used The Inside Cutting Edge To Create A Frame, You Then Added "Mounting Foam" To The Back Of This
Piece.
Next You Used The Smaller Decorative Die Cutting It Out With "Wisteria Card" You Attached The Frame Over It
Then You Added Another Layer Of "Mounting Foam" To The Back.
Then You Cut The Smallest Decorative Die Out Of "Coconut White Card" Backing This With "Coconut White Card"
(It Looks Like To Me You've Attached A Piece Of Sticky Sheet, Glittering The Backing Card, Maybe I'm Wrong Lol!!!!!)
You've then Placed It In The Opening Of The Cut Pieces, You Then Stamped Your Sentiment "You're Amazing"
Cut It Out Using The Smallest Oval Die From "The Antwerp Die Set" You Inked This Using "Shaded Lilac
Distress Ink" Sue, Then You Placed This To The Centre Of Your Card, Then You Cut Out Flowers From
"The Truly Exquisite Poppy Die Set" Making Two Flowers You Used "The Fine Tip Of The Shaded Lilac Distress Pen"
Drawing Lines Through The Die,Then You Inked The Edges Before Assembling Adding Pearls To The Centre Of Your
Flowers Placing Them To The Bottom Right Hand Corner Of Your "Truly Tremendous Card" Placing Them On
Your Beautiful "White Satin Bow" You Also Added A "Pearl" To Each Corner Of Your "Stupendous Card"
Adding All This To A "Coconut White Mat With Your "Extremely Famous Signature Piercing" Plus Adding
A "Wisteria/Coconut White Card Mat/Layer.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Today's Masterpiece Its Truly Exceptional, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration
I Can't Put Into Words How Much I Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To This Weeks "Wonderful Blog Follower's" For Winning A Wonderful Gift For Commenting Enjoy....

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue and Congrats to the winners.
Gr Karin

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card and the size is immaterial as is would be beautiful whatever size it was. The Bruges die is very pretty and I love the Exquisite Poppy. If a card is for a special occasion I love to use 8x8 otherwise I mix it up a lot and make many different sizes depending on what I have chosen as the focal element and how I am feeling :-)

Congratulations to Pat S. Whitney, Lindyloo12 and Rosemary Powell on being this week's comment game winners, enjoy playing with your prizes.

Thinking of all poorly and missing friends.

Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card even if it is small by your standards and sending the sentiment right back to you because we all think you're amazing 😘
Pam good luck with knitting all those hats and please may I echo you again today
Congratulations Pat, Lindyloo and Rosemary enjoy your prizes

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. I don't often make cards bigger than 6x6 unless I am not posting them. This size is ideal. Pam glad you are feeling a bit better. Echoing all you have said.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, love the colors.

Lori from Canada

CraftyJo said...

You still manage to get a lot of lovely details even on a 'small' card :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So lovely those flowers are gorgeous

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is very nice indeed !! Like you, I always make large format cards, usually 8" x 8", but I may give smaller cards a try after seeing yours.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card. Just had a fab day with Phill demoing, and bought yet another of your dies, surprise, surprise.

Narrowboat girl said...

A very pretty card Sue. I love the poppies. I tend to make a lot of 7 x 7 cards but smaller ones if they going to be posted.

Anonymous said...

It is good to see a smaller card now and then, but I tend to do larger ones by choice. This one looks very stylish, and I love the colours on it. Lindyloo12

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue ... you are amazing!!
Another stunning card, love everything about Ii.
Maureen don't you know men never move furniture!!!
Congratulations to the comment winners, enjoy your prizes.
Pam as always I echo your great daily summary. Look after yourself, hope you feel really good soon.
Patricia xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today. I think that the central elements of your larger dies are so pretty it is nice to give them their time in the spotlight by making them the focal point of a smaller card. This card demonstrates the point exactly.

Lisbeth

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue
Oh what a beautiful card today and using some of my favourite colours too it really is so elegant and a real touch of class adding the ribbon and gorgeous flowers. Your cards large or small are all wonderful Sue.
Many congratulations to the lucky comment winners enjoy your gift ladies when it arrives.
Our Maureen is doing wonderfully although she is in pain she has never lost her cheerful attitude, we have not heard one single moan from her she is a real star, and as for the wonderful George I am surprised he is able to move with all the gold medals and gold stars the remaining gang of nine have awarded him!
Myra hope you caught the lamb for lunch! Ha ha I am sure whatever you serve your lovely gang will love it.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend everyone.
With love
Margaret xxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi
I actually live in Pontardawe,(part of Swansea for those who are not sure) it is raining here so have been crafting with the cascading butterfly die on a blue card with pixie powders on, came out amazing!( the pixie powders I mean not the card needs a bit of work),I am new to this card making lark hope you are well x

rosemary powell said...

Hi
I actually live in Pontardawe,(part of Swansea for those who are not sure) it is raining here so have been crafting with the cascading butterfly die on a blue card with pixie powders on, came out amazing!( the pixie powders I mean not the card needs a bit of work),I am new to this card making lark hope you are well x

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Janet Wilson said...

Very pretty card, & in my favourite colour as well!

ang said...

Very stylish card beautiful die and colours angxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Love today's card you know what they say. Small is beautiful. And how true if is even though I font think it is that small
It's gorgeous Sue
Pam glad your feeling a little better
June can I see your crafty makes please go on let me have a look
Congratulations to all the comments winners Enjoy
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! The softness of the purple ink is quite lovely! TFS!

liz spooner said...

This is gorgeous Sue, just shows cards don't have to be big.xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Like others I usually make smaller cards and this is one I must try to copy. The poppies are gorgeous too.
Pam pleased to hear you are feeling much better although your progress has been slow.
Congratulations to your comment game winners. Xx

Anonymous said...

Good evening Sue
A very pretty card today and in my favourite colours again!
I like to make 6 x 6 cards mainly but make larger cards, too, mostly when I don't have to post them!
It is nice to see the Bruges die again, it is such a pretty die.
Hope you have a good week.
Lesley S x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Sweet card and in a colour I love ,have the flower die but the
Bruges one is still on the wish list. My cards are made usually
in 6x6 for sending quite a few abroad but also 7x7 sometimes.

Congrats to the comment winners this week, yay Pat :)

Elaine- hopefully the weather calms down so Andrew and Helen don't
have to come home earlier. Sending you many hugs x
Maureen- you have a marvel of a husband, leave him be. Wish my OH
know where the hoover is sometimes. Take care when hobbling around ! x
Julie Laz- nice to see you back, hope you are alright x
Sharon Casey- hope you feeling better. Wonder if you seen my message
on your facebook site ? A coffee in town one day ? x
Pp and Laine- missing you when you go MIA, hope you alright ? In the
meantime we reckon that Carmen,Myra and many more can keep us amused
and happy. :) huuugs x
Helen- hope your shoulder getting better and you are ok ? I won't need
a op yet but some needle work to see if it helps the pain some. Will also
need a knee op tho for have a pulled ?something? in my knee Lol
what fun to getting older........
Sending many hugs to you all and some special ones for anyone who need
some extra,
hugs Maria x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I think this is a very feminine, pretty card, in such a pretty colour. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Pat S. Whitney, Lindyloo12 and Rosemary Powell.

Best wishes

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card sue x love the wisteria card (almost as much as blush ) and the bruges die x I really struggle now with smaller cards as I'm used to making 8x8 so thankyou for your inspiration x I remember how daunting it was when I made my first large card , now its the other way round !
Congratulations to the very lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue todays card is lovely the dies are beautiful and the colours too
Congratulations to all the winners

Hazel said...

Sue, love today's card. The dies and colours you have used are beautiful.
Hazel x

Suemac said...

Love today's card

Viki Banaszak said...

I think this is a wonderful card.

Eunice said...

This is a wonderful smaller card Sue, love the color and the dies that you have used!!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Your card today is gorgeous !!! A true Sue Wilson style card. The Bruges Die set looks amazing and you have created such a beautiful card with these dies. I love your fab colour combo to. I do love the Wisteria and it goes so lovely with the coconut white. Your Exquisite Poppies are amazing, as always !!! I love all your flower dies Sue. This looks perfect made into a smaller card, but my own personal preference would still be 8x8 square !!! I do make some smaller cards when they need to be posted but for those that I give in person, it still had to be my favourite 8x8 cards. I think they are the perfect size to fit everything on them that I need to !!! Thank you for sharing. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky comment game winners x x x

Lots of love to all from Tres x x x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Another beauty today! I made only small cards so far so I’m glad to see a small card made by you. Love the color combination and the dies that you used. I don’t have all these dies, but I can try with what I have. Thank you for the inspiration.

Congratulations to the winners.

Pam – This teacher is one in a million (or even more) and you and your team as well. Thanks again for helping Romanian kids, but please, take care of yourself first.
Elaine - Hope the weather will get better and they can enjoy a few more days at the caravan. Sending my daily hugs to you all.
Lori from Canada – Welcome back!
Maureen – You are so right about these two!!! Finally somebody understands why I don’t miss them:)
Laine & PP - Don’t worry about us, we are all OK and we have each other. Take care, girls.
Saba – Where are you? Are you still recovering after your meet up:) Hope you are OK.
Maria – I am afraid that I have nothing hilarious to say/report today; long and busy day here. A hot shower and a good sleep it’s all I need right now. But ... tomorrow is another day!

Have a great week ladies,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Latenight Sandy H said...

Beautiful card in lovely colours.

Congratulations to Pat S. Whitney, Lindyloo12 and Rosemary Powell on winning the comment game.

Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Whoops, just checked in to read the comments and my morning one has disappeared! So will just say, lovely card, Sue, though to me more is always more so usually go for biggies!
Well done to the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I Missed this post! It's such a pretty card.
Congratulations to the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a fabulous card even if it is smaller than your usual cards lol
You have even got me making bigger cards now.
I really like the colour combo too, one of my favourites.