Friday, 19 May 2017

Thank You

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have a simple garden sort of card for you today!  I started by cutting the Family Tree die in a piece of coconut white card to create an aperture.  I glued a white backing card to it so the shape was cut out and still showing.  I added some very light inking in the background to look like clouds and cut a few birds and glued them in place.    I selected several autumnal shades of card and cut the matching leaf shapes, then paper pieced them into the leaf shapes in the aperture.  I cut the Family Tree again in sand card then glued into place over the leaf shapes, into the aperture.  Next I cut several sections of the Garden Gate and fence out of chestnut brown card.  I used one gate and lined up the fence pieces to the width of the card and attached them with mounting foam, leaving the gate to open if desired.  I cut the grass sections in a couple of shades of green card and glued them beneath the fence.  I left a small gap in them at the gate so it could be opened, by drew in some grass there with a marker.  I cut the Thank you from the In The Garden Shadow box in white and brown and shadowed it, then attached it above the gate area.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  71/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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110 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, so gorgeous. Happy Friday to you.
Crafty Jo, so you are a biker bird, much braver than me, I think you should be as disgraceful as you like. You enjoy your bike.
Laine, good to see you back, glad you had a lovely birthday. Never mind the age, it's how you carry it that counts.
I'm so enjoying all the memories of the cars owned, brings back many hapoy times. Yorkie girl, think you have me mixed up with Isadora Duncan, lol.
Elaine, hope the test run on the rally wheels went well. Hugs to Andrew and Heken.
Yvonne, your poor Mum, floored by a blueberry, thought they were good for you, super fruits and all.
Pat, hope the wedding goes well,you are very talented doing the flowers, enjoy the day.
Well, think the proverbial has hit the Work fan, have to fill in a accident form at work today regarding the dust I may have inhaled then I will be seen by the Senior Management team. Oh heck. Watch this space.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends, take care all.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you I managed to get on the blog today.
I only have the words no pictures, I hope to get anew computer soon.
Take care all Wilsoettes.
Sue Thank you, take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, love the varied colours of the leaves, and the fab little opening gate. Suitable for so many occasions. Have a great day all. Bx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Not much to say about today's sample apart from absolutely adorable ☺ I think it's just so cute for want of a word that the gate can open if you choose, such a bright cheerful way to say "thank you"
Sending love n hugs to you this Friday, hope it's a good one xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Am loving the variety of cards you are showing Sue and this one is so sweet with the addition of a cute critter and you have a card for a child woohoo. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Karen Drew said...

Such an adorable card. Love it
Luv
Karen xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this tree card.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card that would suit a wide range of different greetings. X

rosiejt said...

I do like the fact that the tree can be cut out as an aperture. It make sit so useful.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Sue

gr karin

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love the different coloured leaves.
B xx

CraftyJo said...

Love this :)

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Cutest card and love the opening gate. Suitable for so many occasions - love it.
Hugs
Muriel x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card that could easily be a male birthday card. I love it.

Pam hope everything goes okay for you. Don't let them get you down. We're all rooting for you.

So much to o today so just a quickie. Thoughts and prayers to all especially sick and missing friends. Crafty hugs,
D xx

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I have the tree die but have yet to make anything with it. Thanks for your inspiration xx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the tree and the fence! Awesome scene you created for this delightful card!

Kim Dibben said...

Lovely card Sue xx love the paper piercing xx love Kim D

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

What an adorable card! Such pretty colors! Love the grass and that the gate opens. Seems to need a cat.

Thanks for always keeping it interesting.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone, and watch out for those sneaky blueberries!

Love,
Donita

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card, the Tree of Life die is so versatile, I use mine quite a lot. I like the way you have paper pieced the different colour leaves.
Chris xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,

What a fantastic card, I love the different coloured leaves & the little gate that opens. It would also make a new home card for someone having a garden for the first time. Yvonne xx

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! Love how the gate opens and the different coloured leaves. Such a lovely card design. Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this card. Must try!

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, makes one think of a happy sunny day.
Annette x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a lovely card this morning . I love the family die tree which is on my wish list and the fence is so cute with little opening.... Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant card-love the addition of the opening gate.

Michele

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue, love the paper pierced leaves and the opening gate.
Marion S x

hettygarlick said...

So pleased to see you do that card Sue. I've been wanting to do a card with the tree and fence on, but didn't know what to do with the background. I thought it might look odd just on white, but you've shown me that it doesn't look odd at all. Good idea inking the clouds.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the opening gate. Maybe a little bunny could be put hiding behind it! Thanks for sharing.
Chin up Pam......am rooting for you!
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Chris Curry said...

This is the perfect thank you card Sue. The family tree die can be used in so many ways, love paper piecing. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

hollyberry said...

Love this card! Simple it maybe,but it's gorgeous.

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, love the family tree xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant card, very fresh looking. Love the paper pieced leaves with the autumnal colours too.
Maureen, you'd certainly have a cushioned fall if you landed on me at the moment, I feel a bit like a beached whale!!!
Pam, hopefully something positive will come out of this for you - hope everything goes well xx
Thanks for your good wishes everyone. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue I love how you've paper pieced the leaves

Anonymous said...

Really great card, Sue, do love the tree die - it's in danger of being overused here. Nice touch with the opening gate, too.
Pam, so they're taking you seriously at last, perhaps your colleague too? Thanks as ever for your summary and echoing.
Well, sports cars! In our pre-marriage days, Mr P had a Fiat Oska Cabriolet which are quite rare, and sold it as he couldn't afford to maintain it. He shortly after had the opportunity to buy another for restoration and we have carted it around through 3 house moves and it's currently in a barn (overgrown with all sorts) and won't EVER be attended to, but he has a great affection for it. Plus it's got a super number plate too - not connected to him - which could be worth loads of dosh. He still dreams!!
Laine, sorry you've been poorly. Also apologies for not mentioning your birthday, did realise that your bestie was stirring it!
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the tree.
Thanks
Heather

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, love todays card it's so effective, but man! oh! man! you gave the patience of a saint.
I have tried "paper piecing" all the bits on another of your Dies, have not done it again!!
Pam, hope all goes well, chin up. Sending some of these (((((hugs)))))
Once again I echo your great summary.
Thoughts for all who are not so good today.
Patricia xx

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
I done something like this last year but I never done ur clever little trick with the gate this is a great card
JOY Xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another stunner today, love the way you have done the tree but the best bit for me is the gate, truly amazing.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said about everyone above, your a real star.

Now Pam you are not to worry about today, they have now taken note of your comments and investigating it, about time too, we are all routing for you - hopefully they will get this sorted and quickly, it is not good for any of you in that environment. special hugs for you xxx

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

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. A lovely card,love the colours and the little gate. Lovely for a man or woman.
Busy day got my best man and his wife coming to stay, haven't seen him for 37 years. They are Greek so struggling for meal options oh well can always put some olives and feta cheese in the middle of the table!! Lol Pam good luck to you, you are doing the right thing. Love and hugs to all especially those who need it right now xxxxxxxxxxx

margaret driscoll said...

Morning Sue!
Love seeing these Dies again they tend to get forgotten as I have so many now!
Don't let them get the better of you Pam!
Love Marg

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this die and use it a lot. I used it just with the tree and paper pieced the leaves as a Sympathy card. It was very effective and I was told it was so nice and a change from the usual sympathy cards.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, good luck with work, I hope they take notice and do something about the problems they caused with the dust X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Pretty card . love Jean Z xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card today Sue I have this tree die and always using it for different events, love the fence and gate it really makes it pop.

Pam at last they might see that its there fault you have been ill, Good luck and sending supportive hugs to you I will be thinking of you.

I reiterate everything Pam has so lovely said to all sending healing higs to whoever needs them and all that are poorly

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

FABULOUS!!
I was lucky enough to win this die :-) and love seeing all your samples, it is such a great tree and I use it loads!

Croquet Queen x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card i just love that tree die .
Catherine V94 xx

Tressa said...

A simple, but very attractive card. I like the way that you have paper-pierced the tree.

Teresa

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card again today, this tree die is lovely isn't it oh I like the way the gate opens too, what a lovely touch. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Good luck with the form filling, not a good thing to be doing but in the long run it may help your cause and protect the health of your colleagues. Sending you a big hug xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Suitable for either sex too.

Barbara V

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, very effective.
Lydia
x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a sweet card, suitable for many different occasions and I love the way you've paper-pieced the leaves with earthy colours - really makes them pop.

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Charming!
What a surprise to see the family tree die featured on your blog today, I had used that very die set yesterday to make a card, I had only ever used it as foliage before and was pleased with the result. More crafting today as I am back in crafty mode!
Think the Lily of the Valley die will be used again!
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I have just recently bought this die mainly for man cards, but this is lovely Sue. So fresh and simple will have to try this later. Regards Ann Toppcards

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a lovely fresh card and so perfect for numerous occasions. Hadn't really thought about the family tree die but am now feeling a 'want' coming on....and it works perfectly with the fence die...

Anne said...

This is my sort of card, Sue. I love the gate.

Anne (Northampton)

val jones said...

Hi Sue. So love this card. The tree and the fence are great.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Great to see the family tree die being used, I think this die is so useful, it's always out on my desk,your card with the fence & gate is brilliant
Thank you Sue
Pam best of luck,hope it goes well for you xx
Best wishes
Karen M

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this type of card, such a lovely tranquil scene

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card. I love this die and with Pixie Powder background leaves it is beautiful.
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a brilliant card using the family tree die - I love this die as it is so good for men's cards and the layout on this one is great. Thank you for yet another amazing idea. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful fresh card for us today, i love it

Pam ,good luck, we will be behind you all the way. echoing your comments again today.

Off to the opticians with John as they need to be told his cataracts need sorting if possible .

A little update ,Andrew is doing well and Helen's back is a lot better

Hugs to all will pop back later to catch up.
Elaine H X

ethansnanna said...



What a lovely card today, Sue, must add the
tree die to my need list!!




Doreen x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card today I especially love the light colouring background. Well done. Arlyn

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful fresh looking card - love it! xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Love it! Thanks Sue x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morningn Sue and the happy band of Wilsonettes,
I love this card but for me the best part is the fact that the gate opens up to let you into the garden. Hey we all know that simple things please simple minds and this is a simple thing but oh so fun. This would make a lovely card if you were having a family reunion and you could add in extra branches and leaves to make the tree grow as the family grows or as you go back in time researching your ancestors. This is one that has got my wee brain in a whirl now Sue at all the possiblities and combinations that it can be. Thank you flower for another fantastic card with many opportunities to make it into whatever you need or want.
Well we have a lovely day here at the Ochil hills today and it is so quiet and peaceful just being able to hear the birds tweeting away as they fly through the sky. O.H. has found that the top of his wood pile bunker is the perfect place to be able to feed the birds and it not collapse on him or them which is more to the point. Out here at Glenochil you are just far enough into the countryside to see a lot of nature living and going around it's day but near enough civilisation that you can get a loaf or milk with a 30 minute walk there and back or in my case as scooter ride although it is only for a few miles at most so might just be chancing my arm trying to go the mile and half there and back on my scooter.
Pam, more than most they have a duty of care to their employees and should know better. The gov is oh so good at telling all the other employers and making all these rules and regulations that must be adhered to, is that only do as i say and not as i do scenario i wonder? They will be frightened that you might sue them over their neglect to make sure that working environment was safe to be in. Don't let them frighten or bully you flower and it's obviously not just an isolated case if one of your team mates is suffering from the same symptoms, but it does make me wonder how many more people in that office has the same symptoms as you both? Sending you hugs to keep you going and your spirit up.
Elaine, i hope that your John gets on fine at the opticians but see when his catarrachs are "ripe", the lazer treatment is amazing at restoring almost 20/20 vision. So i hope that it won't be long until he is at that stage because it gives back so much that you only realise when you can't see, so the wonderment of seeing bright and beautiful, small and intricate is brilliant. Glad Andrew and Helen are both feeling so much better in their own way.
Laine flwoer i hope that you are feeling a bit brighter because it's lovely to see you back again even if PP does need a big wooden spurtle to stir it up, i think she just loves to torment you, lol. Did you have a good birthday though? i do hope so as it is the one day in the year that is truly yours and you should be spoilt. Sending you hugs flower.
Ok that's me washing done and out, Rory at college, with only the big kid left in the house and oh how it can't come soon enough for him starting back his work. Sending hugs to all the Wilsonettes that need, want or could do with them, they are yours for the taking,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I am intrigued by today's card it's simple but so very effective I managed to get the tree so might have a little play laters
Pam Isadora Duncan ?? I thought Biggles 😄 I do hope all goes well at work and indee like June says they are listening to you you know we are all with you in spirit if not in body hugs
I will again echo your comments
Hugs to all that may need one
Take care all
Theresa G xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

I really love this wee tree it's so cute and can be used for so many occasions And has versatility when u can chop it up for leaves and accents too xx

Laine. Glad u had a lovely day. Glad I cleared up ur rumour of being 55. Yvonne has been a naughty girl lol xx

Pam rooting for you today. Hope u get on ok xx

Love to all xz

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card. The tree is so versatile and I love the paper pieced leaves. The fence with the opening gate is lovely and I agree with Donita - there should be a little cat sitting behind the gate looking at a bird in the tree. I wonder if the ones in the 3D Window Box & Accessories set would fit?

Pam - I will be watching :-) It's good that they are taking you seriously and I hope that they do something about it and soon.

Laine - good to have you back and I'm glad you had a lovely birthday.

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love it, from the tree to the fencing and grass. You are so inspirational with the cards you show.

Diane King said...

Great card which can be used for a number of occasions x

Fiki said...

its vver pretty card!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Change the 'thank you' to 'happy birthday' and you have a great male card! Perfect!
Doreen R

Sue MacFall said...

Sometimes simple is what is required !! This is great, Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely little card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you. I do have this die and have made a card. Need to make another one. Hope all goes well today with the form filling Pam. Echoing your comments.

June Horrocks said...

Love this die sue I did it for my brother put the names of our family on the leaves he loved it thanks to you
Love always June horrocks xxxx

dragonswing said...

Oh what a cute card!! Loved the tree and leaves when I first saw it and then noticed that the gate can open--what a bonus. Positively adorable!!!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Great card today, I do like that tree die and it's shown in all it's glory here.
Pam, try not to worry as hopefully they will be wondering if you could sue them for unsafe working practices! Hope your chest is much better.
Elaine, glad to see that Andrew and Helen are feeling better, good luck to John - they don't make you wait until your cataracts are ripe up in Newcastle, if you need them done, they do them.
Rosemary, enjoy your company - 37 years eh, there'll be some changes!!
Yorkiegirl, for some reason your Biggles mention brought to mind Russ Abbot with the scarf which stood out at right angles!!!
Alimecca pet, you might feel like a beached whale - but I look like one ha ha.
Laine, who is this PP, with friends like that - well, what can I say!! Glad you had a lovely day and would like confirm that there is no truth in the rumour that I'm jealous because you are so young grrr lol.
PP, well a few of us swallowed Laine's age hook, line and sinker you little devil ha ha. I fancy a trip to town and must keep an eye out for giant blueberries!! Alas, I fear it will be another month or more before I venture that far, but I'll surround myself with foam rubber just in case!!! Is it this weekend that the wrinklies are visiting?
'P' my son in law has been "working" on their MGB for over 20 years. George reupholstered the seats and inside of the doors (his occupation before retiring) and son in law has done all sorts of mechanical and electrical things so it does look great but it only comes out now and again for a "run around" and it's main function is to take it out of the garage, polish and buff it, stand back and admire it, and then put it back again!!! MEN lol
Love to all, especially those who are poorly or lonely and their carerss.
Maureen xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I wasn't sure about the tree die when I first saw it, but I would have to say that I love all the cards you have made with it so it may possible find its way into my crafty stash.

Lisbeth

Jackie Durrant said...

What a charming card Sue. Love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a great card and I love how you have paper pieced the leaves and made the opening gate.
Very subtle colours and a lsuitable card for all occasions!
Lesley S x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card. Love the paper piecing.... And that tree is awesome. The fence just needs a black cat (which I shall place on a card I'll be making)
Hugs, Rose

Vie Carter said...

Nothing simple about this card Sue, love it

Vie
x

CCM said...

Hi Sue

A very different design from you. I like it. It is lovely. Love the paper pieced leaves. Thanks for sharing.

Laine – Welcome back, Sunshine! Glad, you had a lovey day.
Elaine – Hugs for you all.
Pam – Hope everything goes well. Good luck!
PP – P from Pinocchio?

This week was a roller coaster for me so far:
Wednesday – happy day, two sellers sent me emails to let me know that my orders have been shipped out (one from US and the other one is the only Canadian store that carries SW’s dies and stamps).
Thursday – I checked in the morning both orders, to see the status of the them, the one from Canadian store suppose to be delivered yesterday. My jaw dropped when I read Canada Post’s message: the parcel had been sent back to the seller due to incomplete address! I sent an email to the seller; no answer so far.
The order from a US store, very small order, looked OK till I saw the weight: 20lbs (equivalent of 9 kg)! For this one I have to pay additional taxes, customs fees or brokerage fees upon delivery and charges are calculated based on the weight of the total package, so I sent them a nice little email. Their answer was not to be worried because the package has the right label with the right weight 3.4oz = 2lbs. To be or not to be worried? I am.
And the cherry on the cake was the mail from my bank. They decided to do some changes effective as of June 1 … they added a 2.5% foreign currency mark-up rate to foreign currency transactions you make. That means they will convert the transaction into CND dollars at the exchange rate, plus in addition to the exchange rate you will be charged another 2.5% for each foreign currency transaction. The life is getting better in Canada!
Friday – a different day, hope for better news. What else to do?

In this note,
Happy Friday everyone!
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card,love the tree and fence dies. Thank you Helen Terry xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I love this one. I suppose as I'm a bit less elaborate in my card making.

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable garden scene and love the idea of the gate that can be opened and the grass is fabulous! The tree looks great!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love trees and this die is one of my favourites along with the fence and grass.
Really like this card, right up my street.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This is a great card and ideal for the male species, plus I have one to make for tomorrow so thank you for this inspiration LOL!

June x

Jean said...

A stunning card!

barbara macaskill said...

Such a pretty Sprig/Summer scene! TFS!

Annie Stamps said...

Super card Sue. I love the tree die, it has lovely leaves.

Annie P
xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card sue x really versatile and could be used for any age or gender x sorry haven't commented for a few days been on a little break with hubby x off now to take a look at all the beautiful vards I have missed x
Hope all the wilsonettes are well and others been behaving themselves !
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

sued99 said...

Love this card. X

liz spooner said...

This is really lovely Sue, I like this card a lot.xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue. I love the way you have paper pieced the tree

Lynne L said...

HI Sue Oh what an adorable card I love the fact that the door opens and the colours of the leaves are beautiful I really love the family tree die I use it often.
Pam I do hope all goes well for you at work I have had a few giggles today reading about you being compared to Isabella Duncan and then Biggles quite a contrast!
Laine welcome back I hope you are feeling much better glad you enjoyed your birthday.
Rosemary I hope you enjoy meeting up with your Greek friends again you'll have a lot to catch up on!
Carmen what a nightmare! I hope your dies arrive alright and that the bill isn't too astronomical although Sues dies are so amazing I'm sure you'll be delighted with them
Sending good wishes to all enjoy your weekend

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I rather like the simplicity of this card - it's the added clever extras that make it yours! The grass, the opening gate and the lovely leaves.
Many thanks for another week of inspiration.
Now Laine - I did say I was kidding and I did miss you . I said that too on several days! I'm crawling here - has it helped??!
Pam - just when we think your saga is over it takes another twist!
I need to find the biker? I missed that!
Carmen - I'm very confused! Prices, Taxes etc etc! There is a solution! You come here for a visit and buy your goodies here . Wait until the Christmas Launch is over - probably in a week or too! Lol! Laine has offered to have you to stay with her!
Theresa W - being well is one thing - behaving may be a bridge too far. I'm behaving though!
Love to all, Myra xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I think it would be good for any occasion and would be great as a male card. I really like the mix of colours for the leaves. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a gorgeous card with beautiful colours of card. I still havent made a tree card yet but seeing this one i will have a try over the weekend as i think this one would make a great guys card. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Absolutely wonderful. Simple but utterly stunning. And this is another card that can be used for those awkward men x
I do have the family tree die and it is a beauty and definitely not the one trip pony that one might expect from a tree x
It cuts beautifully and is perfect to add delicate foliage to any cards if the leaves are used. It can be bold and bright or soft and subtle depending on which colours or mediums are used x
Thanks for sharing this beauty Sue x
Well I hope you will excuse my little prank at Laine's expense yesterday. I hope it caused a little laughter. I thought it was hilarious and it got her back on the blog even if it was to defend her reputation. I know she will attempt to get me back. For the record I will be 49 in July and will be celebrating my fabulous 50th next year with bells on x
Pam - I hope everything went in your favour at work x
Elaine - glad Andrew is going well and Helen is improving x
Norah - I don't use a wooden spurtle for my stirring and mixing things up - an industrial strength mixer works much more efficiently for my mischievous meddling x
Tracy - I may be naughty and even nutty but I am really nice - honest. Go on admit it - it made you smile x
Maureen - it's not the blueberries you should worry about - it's the melons - they're like space hoppers x
Carmen - how frustrating for you. Maybe you should move over here. And by the way P is for princess (obviously) as well as perfect, pretty, prudent peachy and phenomenally pretty - and I know fine well that Laine will do her best to tell you otherwise x
Laine - am I forgiven? I just couldn't help myself. I bet your mum thought it was funny x
Well my firstborn, my angel, my little baby boy Jake is 25 tomorrow. That thought is more daunting than my 50th! Where did that time go? He doesn't know what he's doing but the family tradition of a takeaway is a definite. Suits me - let's me off the hook with the cooking x
OK my lovely fellow Wilsonettes. Happy thoughts and lots of love to you all, especially my blog besties and our absent friends x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a fab card, i really love how you have designed the tree die
and the detail on the picket fence.
I am ashamed to say i have not used my set yet.

snowy said...

I love the simplicity of this card. Nice touch with the gate. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Jomada-Dawn said...

A lovely scene - and a fun touch to have the gate swinging open.

ursula said...

I love the tree die, so versatile and this is a beauty using the whole tree and adding different colours for autumn leaves.... thanks Sue ....luv Ursula xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I'm sorry I never commented on this card I was working nights and just completely forgot! What a lovely 'scene' card. I love the way you've added different coloured leaves so Autumnal! So cute with the gate swinging open!
Hugs x
Heather T

julie laz said...

Hi Sue, sorry I didn't comment on this yesterday but as you know I have good days and bad,
what a beautiful card, I love the gate
That's a good home coming card or new home, It's fab, crafty hugs Julie laz XXX