Thursday, 25 May 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi bloggers!  Here is a  card that could be used for just about any occasion or any person.   I started by cutting the decorative die from the Rippled Striplet into a piece of coconut white card.  I cut it four times to create the background.  To give it a bit of dimension, I added mounting foam to the back and raised it and attached it over another piece of coconut white card.  I left a wide border around it so the foam had a place to go and added a bit more in the very centre where I knew it wouldn't show.  Next I cut the Olivia die twice, once in Blue Dusk card and once in black.  I offset the black die cut behind and attached the two to the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a small pierced oval.  I inked the edges lightly with Stormy Sky distress ink and added it to the centre of the card.  I completed the card with white, black and blue dusk mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, you treat us every day to your sumptuous creations.
Donita, I'm so sorry that you are having such a rough time at the moment, you are a strong lady and you will come through this awful dark tunnel. We are here for you and send you lots of hugs and support.
Rosemary, you too have shown how you have come through that tunnel and you are doing so well, anither brave lady.
Elaine, hope Andrews appointment went well.
Pat thinking iofyou and your hubby.
Barbiepinkfairy, Alison, I'm full of admiration for you and your colleagues who worked tirelessly to look after the injured and their distraught families. Yours is a job that most if us can't do, I so glad that you can and do. I hope you also get some support as it must be draining fir you all.
Ian told us at Work yesterday that his 2 granddaughters were with their mum, they were in the foyer when it happened, Katherine knew straight away what had happened , grabbed the girls and ran out. Thankfully they were okay. A taxi driver offered to drive them home, when she said we live in Durham he said it was okay, however they were being picked up by her husband. Such kindness from the taxi drivers too. So much tragedy, it's devastating.
My hugs to all, saddened, poorly and missing friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Take care Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this is awesome, I never think to make backgrounds out of my striplet dies but I really must make the effort after seeing this little beauty. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely card today, must try this one.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said above.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful and intricate card, love the blue and black on the white background. Great use of the striplet dies. Bx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card today i love those striplets.
Catherine V94 xx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and striplets!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card. Love the Rippled Striplet die its so versatile and makes a beautiful background. The colours are lovely as is the Olivia die which is still on my shopping list must get around to ordering it along with a couple of others from your last release so i can have ago at making this little beauty.
Best Whishes.
Denise T x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, up bright and early this morning as I couldn't sleep. I live how you've made your background with the striplet die. I must get this particular one. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration. Starting to strip wallpaper off the bedroom later, so no card making for a few days. Hugs xxx P Austen

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Heartfelt Thanks to you, without your knowledge of everything craft, your die designs and numerous other reasons to thank you for we wouldn't be enjoying the tools you give us to enjoy what we do. So not only is today's sample useful for many occasions, it's also a sentiment that returns to you.
WOW, an absolute beauty. I just love how you've showcased all these dies, each compliments each other. There are many reasons why I turn to your dies, but one of the main reasons is that this sample can be replicated in so many different colour combinations, and each card will look so different, that amazes me ☺
Anyway, My Manchester is so strong and I'm so proud. We will remember at 11am today 💔

Sending love n hugs your way Sue hope you have a lovely day and can find time to enjoy the lovely weather xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A real stunner today.

Heather R Oxfordshire

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the clean lines and how it can be used for so many occasions.
Full of admiration for our incredible emergency services staff and the people of Manchester. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the multi uses your striplets achieve, such hard working dies

Maria Illsley said...

Beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the striplet-ed background.
Thanks for your words, Pam, echoing.

'P' in Wales

rosiejt said...

I haven't yet used my Olivia die, but I like the way you have offset the die cuts with it.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. A Beautiful card this morning . The collection of dies work so well. I love how you have used the rippled striplet die...... Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Your card is a wonderful way to highlight the beauty of the Olivia die. I love all the intricate cut work.x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very pretty and filigree.

DeCor said...

Lovely card today Sue. Great to have cards for any occasion. Have a wonderful day.

DeCor said...

Lovely card today Sue. Great to have cards for any occasion. Have a wonderful day.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue,

Under the Ripple striplet background, it looks like diamond snow or some kind of glittery paper. Very clever how you left a wide border for the mounting foam and snuck a bit more under the sentiment!

I might be able to try this card!

Thank you for the caring thoughts and virtual hugs. I wasn't intending to play the violin for myself, so much as to observe that when a few things don't go my way, I fall apart and spiral into the ocean. Tuesday I could barely move. Wednesday was so much better. My fiancé and I arrived at this conclusion together, and no one did anything dastardly. Neither was willing to give up everything to move to the other's state. It's still sad, and I'll miss him and his family, whom I've seen more in the last 7.5 years than my own. It was pretty platonic, though, and I didn't have much hope of a wedding changing that.

I guess it's no surprise that we have a hero, barbiepinkfairy (Alison), amongst us. Thank you, Stephanie Cotterill, for letting us know that she was on duty at the hospital where the Manchester victims were brought. No surprise because this blog has so many remarkable people. Starting with Sue.


Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and elegant
Karen xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a glorious card today. The Rippled Striplet is one of my favorites. It makes such a lovely background and yours is extra special with the sparkle of glitter showing through. I like how you have combined it with the Olivia die, they go especially well together. Perfect for anyone or any occasion.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Chris Curry said...

A very elegant card Sue,I always love anything with the striplets. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue, A very elegant card & what a great idea using the striplet dies as a background. Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A great card, the Striplets make such a good background. This is a card that could be used for anyone and any occasion.

Love Rosemarie X X

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue you teach us so much I for one would never get so much use out of the dies I buy. Thank you so much for everything
Love always xxxxxxxxx june horrocks

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, perfect for so many occasions.


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. The dies are gorgeous. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another me card. If it's lacy its me and this screams lace to me. I love it. Must experiment more with my striplet dies. Regard Ann Toppcards

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card how it's set but I'm not sure l would of used black to offset the centre but I can see where ur coming from

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love what you have done with the Striplet Die, beautiful card!
Thinking of everyone at 11am today, such awful things to think about!
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely card. Strip let's create such beautiful backgrounds.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card.the Rippled Striplet background is stunning. A very elegant card.

Love and hugs to all who need them, Alison xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Yet another striplet classic ,loving your ideas .

Rosemary, Well done to you i hope you continue moving forward.

PP sending you a big gentle hug xxx

Hope you have a better day today Donita.xx

Crewe Trish you are all in my thoughts and prayers as always xx

Andrew's immune system is a little low ,however they are giving him some boosters along with the Chemo today

Pam i hope everything is going well for you at work ? i echo your summery again today ,you say it all so well.

Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card especially love that delicate background

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is gorgeous.
Marion S x

Jan Jay said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card, its gorgeous and its reminded me that I need the rippled striplet in my collection... x

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the background, it's really pretty.

Annie P

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

How gorgeous and what a joy to receive such lovely card.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the lacy striplet makes a super background love from Jackie xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous card!!! I love it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. I have just bought this Striplet, so will be having a play with it to see if I can come up with something as pretty.

Anne said...

A gorgeous card again, Sue, making great use of the striplet die.

Anne (Northampton)

Tressa said...

Nice card. I like the way the striplet has been used to make the background. I also like the offsetting of the Olivia's die, it does help make the upper one pop. Not so sure about the colour choice but my iPad may not be showing to its best.


hettygarlick said...

A lovely card Sue, and as you say it could be used for any occasion and either sex.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a beautiful card and I absolutely love the way you have used the striplet die to create such a pretty lacy background. A definite must-do for me. Sending best wishes

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

As you say, perfect for many occasions and would be quick and simple to make a few in different colours as standby cards just adding the most appropriate sentiment...


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, another striplet die I need.

val jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love Striplet Dies - they're so vversatile
Love Val in Spain xxx

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous I love how you've raised the Striplet background for more dimension A useful design to have in your stash and add the sentiment when it's needed

snowy said...

Gorgeous card. love how you cut your dies to make backgrounds. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card Sue love strip let's dies don't have this one though YET. .
I will echo Pam again today Thank you Pam your words are always put so well giving people comfort and support at difficult times as well as taking part in the fun side of the blog
Hope you all have a good and safe day
Go hug your nearest and dearest
Theresa G xx

Scottydog said...

Just loving the simplicity of this card. As you say useful for any occasion. One I must try. Thank you .Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today yet again. The dies make such a beautiful patterned background, almost lace-like. The colours go well too.

Barbara V

gwen70 said...

WOW Sue, how beautiful is this, I adore it

ethansnanna said...

Striplet dies are my favourites, so this card really
hits the spot with me!! Love the off set Olivia die,
not sure about the black/blue combo though,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

I do wish my mind would keep up with all these beautiful cards... but... using the striplets is a good prod... will have a go when I next have a craft session. Thank you for the inspiration

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really pretty card
Doreen R

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, thank you for sharing this lovely card, so simple but very effective.
Pam I love how you always hit the button in the morning, you are always spot on with your lovely comments
Barbiepinkfairy, Alison, you and your colleagues are a godsend, hugs to you all (((())))
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, and so simple to do. Every one of your striplets is gorgeous, it has to be said.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, I love the striplet background.
Thanks for sharing,

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card and the striplet background is beautiful, love it very much. love Jean Z xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the striplet dies.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Another stunning card Sue, I love the tulip twist, must buy that embossing folder, also love the way you use your striplet dies and of course the beautiful flowers.

Elaine, hope Andrew picks up again today, will be thinking about you all sending love and hugs
Crewe Trish . am sending love and hugs.
Donita glad you are feeling a bit brighter Things will get better Also sending you love and hugs

Love and hugs to all that need them right now especially those caught up in the Manchester bombing thinking of you all

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Sue this is beautiful, the Olivia die is so special and I use it a lot. Love the colours too with that lovely bit of black to set it all of
Muriel x

SueJ said...

Lovely card, love the background.

sued99 said...

I love this card. X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and very much as you say, suitable for anyone or any occasion. The Rippled Striplet makes a beautiful background and the Olivia die is the perfect centrepiece.

A beautiful day here with the sun shining on Norah's hills. If it gets as hot down South as they are predicting I hope everyone takes care to protect themselves, we are just not used to this Mediterranean weather lol.


stitchingranny said...

Very pretty the ripple striplet is at the top of my wish list now so next month (fingers crossed) it will be in my collection. I find the Striplets and the Gemini dies to be so versatile and useful in my collection.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card today. I just love the Rippled Striplet and Olivia die that you have used.
The Rippled Striplet is such a versatile die and it is one I already own and now the Olivia die has jumped to the top of my Wish List!
The combination of that gorgeous Blue Dusk card teamed with Coconut White and Black card is really striking.
Lesley S x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for sharing this beautiful card and for giving me inspiration for using the rippled striplet, I love the elegant simplicity of it

Pam echoing you as you always say it so well. My husband had his surgery yesterday afternoon, not only did they fix the fractured neck of his femur but also replaced his artificial hip. He's recovering well, the physios had him out of bed this morning and sitting in a chair for a couple of hours. He seemed in good form when I spoke to him

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Tracy Stitt said...

Ooooh pretty pretty sue.
Have a smashing day!! Xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the way you have used the rippled striplet die. Lots of beautiful delicate detail.

Disco Queen said...

Wow Sue! This card looks so intricate and beautiful. The rippled striplet die has gone straight to the top of my wish list.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is stunning! I love the intricate details of the striplet die!
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Very pretty card. Is that glitter behind the striplet layer?

Pawprintx4 said...

The rippled striplet background looks like a cable knit sweater. Very neat. I love the Olivia die and the shadow double cut really makes it pop. Great card.
Stephanie K

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Sue MacFall said...

That rippled striplet die is so pretty, this is a stunning card. Thank you Sue.

ursula said...

Another very pretty card Sue, I have just bought this rippled striplet die, so a great idea for me to make my card...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hello, Sue. First of all, my condolences to all of your followers and the residents of Manchester and England. Our hearts in America are broken for you. It seems you are getting the brunt of evil these days but I'm afraid all of us will be exposed to it in the coming years. But today we have a lovely card to look at and try to replicate. Sue, I'm sure there's a person in Manchester that would love to get a card from you so I'm suggesting a raffle just for those followers. I don't think anyone else would mind, and it might help someone get through this terrible time. I don't know any of you, but I love you all, especially Sue. Myra from Florida

Vie Carter said...

Good design


Hazel said...

Sue. Love how you have used the strokes as a background. Another beautiful card. Hazel x

sharon casey said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Im late today as not feeling to good, but what a beautiful card I love the striplet dies and find them so useful, this card is stunning today.
I reiterate all Pam said so lovely as always (thank you Pam) also hope all is going ok at work for you xx

Sending love and healing hugs to everyone
Love Sharon

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card and love the dies used

June x

Netty The Runner said...

Amazing card Sue, I have got these dies in my stash, they are lovely.
Annette x

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. This striplet makes a gorgeous background. Xx

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card today

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
A very beautiful card that could be adapted for a variety of occasions, as you said.Love the lacy background that you’ve created with Rippled Striplet. Olivia die is the perfect centerpiece, maybe not necessary in black/blue combo. Thank you for your daily inspiration.

Elaine - Send my hugs to you all.
Donita – Betters days will come. We are here for you.

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

barbara macaskill said...

Love the shadow effect of the center piece! Beautiful card! TFS!

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. I have the Olivia die which I love but not the striplet. Echoing everything that Pam has said. Thank you.

liz spooner said...

This card is stunning Sue.xx

Narrowboat girl said...

I love the card Sue, especially the way you have made the centrepiece.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies, the Rippled Striplet looks lovely. I imagine it would look really nice in many colour combinations. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card, and heartfelt thanks to our emergency services, taxi drivers,hotels and families who opened their homes and hearts to this email affected in Manchester on Monday evening

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning card you open up our minds and encourage us try new ideas where would we be without you.
Elaine,Rosemary,Donita and Pam hugs to you all.Pat so glad your husband has had his ok I hope his recovery is swift.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, I think I need the Olivia die!
Rosemary xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card today. Doesn't the Olivia die oook great.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow a beautiful card the ripple striplet is stunning
Donita hope you've had a better day today take a day at a time and know we are all here for you
Elaine hope Andrew is doing alright
Pat L so glad to hear your husband has had his op hope he recovers well
Sending crafty hugs to all

scrAPpamondo said...

Your striplet dies are all wonderful to make backgrounds, and this isn't an exception! Love it! Fabulous card with a great centerpiece, too!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card today, love the striplet cut in the background of
the really pretty Olivia. Perfect for anyone. TFS

Sending many hugs to you all, special ones for you who need one
especially today. Shame we can't send real ones.
Hope to see some of you in Watford on the 1st of June :)
Maria x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card today, I love the dies that you have used (I must move the striplet up my wish list - it is just adorable), and the colours are something else. Thanks for the inspiration.


Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning, i love the striplet background
and the olivia die is gorgeous.
Perfect in every way, and such a lovely card for a give away.

Theresa Pace said...

love this card. and that dusky blue card is ace. is that a new addition? hugs xx

Laura O' Connor said...

very nice card Sue ,a very pretty striplet die ,Laura O

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, you have used some beautiful dies. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, your work colleagues family had such a lucky escape, what a kind taxi driver. Xxxx
Pat I hope your husband continues to make good progress xxx
Donita sending hugs xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it......

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely design on this card so useful for all manner of cards.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
The Olivia Die is one of my favourites! It really is lovely and very versatile. Love what you have done withit today. It's a beautiful card.
Thank you!
Pat L - so pleased your husband has had his op and that he is doing well . Great news! Thinking of you both. Take care travelling to and from hospital!
Pam - thanks for everything you do and echoing your thoughts. It's amazing how many people know someone who was caught up in this week's tragedy in Manchester.
Donita - take care! Thinking of you too!
Hello Maria - hugs to you too!!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Striplets for backgrounds - ingenious - oh the possibilities x
Olivia is such a beautiful die and it makes a beautiful focal point on today's card x
Lots of love to everyone x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
This card is lovely, the colours are unusual but striking and as usual the dies etc. are fabuloous.
Di B. x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh how i do like this ripple striplet, it always looks so nice done as a backdrop to the focal point and today's masterpiece is no different. Its strange how the dusk blue looks darker because of the black repeater underneath, it gives it a whole new look to the blue. Thank you flower for bringing such a bonnie card to our viewing, i hope that it is gorgeous down where you are today, it was 23 degrees up here in central Scotland at 9am this morning.
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)
PS not sure where the big post that i did yesterday went and the brain can't remember, hence the small short and sweet. x

Marie said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I wonder how you fit the time into your very busy life to give us all inspiration every day.
Thank you!