Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Today's card giveaway uses the Faux Tile technique.
I started with a piece of coconut white card that is 6” x  6” in size.    With a score board, make 2” score lines across and downward on the card (score at 2” and 4” across and turn the card and do the same again.)   Using the Shaded Succulent Stamp To Die For set, stamp the larger flower randomly across the background with a Black Archival ink pad.  Fill in some of the open areas with the same design in the smaller flower from the stamp set.  Next cover up the score lines using a post it note on each square, one square at a time.  Ink the edges of each square using Chic Viola Colour Cloud ink and a smoothie for blending.  Move the post it notes to do each section in the same manner.  Add a thin coconut white mat, an Iris card mat and a thin black mat and add mounting foam to the back.  For the focal element, Cut the Samantha die in white and black.  Offset the black die cut behind the white one as a shadow.  Add mounting foam and add it to the background in a diamond orientation.  Cut the centre die in the Samantha set out of Iris card and glue to the centre.  Stamp your sentiment in black and cut it out with the oval from the Azores die set.
Stamp the floral stamps again on to Iris card with a black Archival ink pad.  Cut each of them out with the matching Succulent Garden die set.  Use a large ball stylus to form the flowers from the back of the petals and stack and glue them together. Add white pearls to the centres.  Add the largest flower in the lower corner, seating it on a triple bow tied from black satin ribbon and add the two smaller flowers in the opposite corner.  Add a white paper pierced mat along with a thin iris card and black card mat.  Complete the card with a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7” x  7” in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be entered into the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post. All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card on a very lovely morning. Love it. Perfect for the giveaway.
Carmen, so sorry for the Kid, I know the surgeon has to be on top form for every operation but as you say why couldn't they tell the Kid it may have to be postponed. Let's hope it is done today and all goes well.
Pat, you are such a good wife giving up your trip to Barbados, you wouldn't have settled if you had gone, although you might have considered the 3 wheelies to look after him. Let me think, you made the right decision.
June, you had such fun with your granddaughter. My only granddaughter used to love making cards with me when she was little, now she is 15 it is all makeup, hair and phone, treasure their enthusiasm whilst it is there.
Again nothing said at work, definitely the ostrich situation.
We had tragic news at the weekend, the twins paternal grandfather was killed in a Vintage Tractor Rally accident when it overturned and crushed him. As you can imagine, everyone is devastated, he was 64, the twins took the news badly, we are watching them and trying to get them to talk if needed, at 13 they tend to clam up and think they are too old to cry. Such a very sad event, Robs youngest child is 12 and such a Daddy's girl. How do you cope with that at her age, bless her.
My daily hugs to all,especially our poorly and missing friends, big hug for the Kid today.

Geordie Jan said...

Hi Sue,
Love this technique it is really different, fab card x

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card for the give a way Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous giveaway card, great technique. Love the colours and the flowers too. Have a great day everyone. Bx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Pam I am so sorry to read of the tragic tractor accident, so very sad.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty background and layers! Gorgeous card! Love all the dies and stamps!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and it is very different. The colours are lovely.

Barbara V

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card love this background.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely give away card today, someone is going to be very pleased.

Pam, I am so very sorry to here of the terrible accident, you are all right is trying to get the children to talk about their grandfather, they are at such an impressionable age. My condolences to you and the family.

Hopefully the ostrich will raise its head today for you.

I also reiterate everything that you have said.

My granddaughter finished the card for her other nanny's birthday yesterday, she loved running the dies through the little machine.

Off to craft club today, hope it is not too hot today.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue a lovely cars great techniquenice colour .
Catherine V94 xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Home after a lovely holiday in a very hot Spain.Lots of washing to do and then catch up with all the crafting I've been missing. Love the card today.
Jan x

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Really cool effect.
Karen xx

TDQ Karen said...

Really like this idea the effect is really pretty xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card for the giveaway. This technique is great and once again you have reminded us about things we have not done for along time. The colours are lovely as is the Samantha die. Good luck to everyone for the draw.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue, great blue.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Really pretty card for todays giveaway, love the tiled effect.
Marion S x

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

A stunning card today for the lucky recipient.

So sorry to read your tragic news Pam, children are resilient and they cope with such an unfortunate event in their own way which may surprize you how adult like they can be.
Joseph and Tiegan were 7 and 11 when Pete left us to dance with the angels and we were very concerned about their reactions especially as an autopsy had to happen first before the funeral arrangements could be made. It was especially harder for Joseph at first because he was with me when the Police came to let us know he had gone.
After the initial shock, we told them everything that was going to happen (apart from finer details) so they could understand it all and they chattered away how much they love (they never said loved in the past sense) their Granddad from fun water fights in the summer garden to trips out and his own special touch of magic.. reading them to sleep on stay-over nights. When the time came to inter his ashes I asked them to write him a letter of all the fun times just to remind him how fantastic he was which were then placed with him in the Garden of Rest.

Hugs to all those in need of comfort whether through illness, hard times or a loss.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful bright card using a clever faux tile technique that I must try myself. I love the stamp and die co-ordination. Once again thank you for the wonderful inspiration, you never fail to inspire. X

Unknown said...

Wonderful card! Clever technique which gives such a lovely effect. Debra x

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue, I was thinking about ordering this stamp and die set, you have made the decision for me, I have the other dies already, so be silly not to.
Annette x

Steph Cotterill said...

WOW Sue, good morning, what a great idea. What a gorgeous card to start the day with, how perfect would it be to start every day admiring this gift for real, you have such a generous nature. The tile effect is brilliant so thank you for the dimensions as although I don't have this stamp to die for its on the list (in brackets along side the die) ☺ but I do have the Peony stamp that I could use to have a bash with, I've always thought that the co-ordinating floral stamp just gives that something extra to the die (Beverly F your floral work would look even more stunning if you collected the stamps too - if that's possible ) your flowers always look so amazing.
Your flowers today Sue just look amazing, I don't know if it's the colour or what, but they look so dramatic, can flowers look dramatic ? Whoever receives this stunning gift from you should not only count their lucky stars, but be extremely grateful, as there are no other designers that I've heard of that have such a kind generous heart like you have Sue. You deserve all the love n hugs I have to give as a thank you for being YOU. Have a great day xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Lovely card for the giveaway, Sue, never seen a background like that before and it is so effective. Guess that technique was missed somewhere along the line! Pretty flowers too.
Pam, so sorry to read your news and thinking of your family. Otherwise, as usual, echoing.
Carmen - thinking of your Kid today, worrying times.

'P' in Wales

nattyboots said...

Wow ! what a beauty, someone is going to be a very happy bunny to win this card Sue, Good Luck everyone.

Pam what sad news my heart goes out to you all , hope you have some good news at work today .

Carmen I really feel for the kid ,you get yourself all ready mentally for the big happening then it cant be done , i hope today it will all be over and he is on the way to recovery .

Pat so sorry about your trip, but hey there is always another time you can go with Mr L when he is fully recovered .

Crewe Trish , hope you get well soon sending you and your brother big hugs xx

Maureen, you do make me laugh ,tis no wonder poor George shakes his head you are absolutely crackers , LOL xxxx

Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

ethansnanna said...

Love this card, so elegant,

Doreen x

Chris said...

A Fantastic card Sue, lovely colours too.
Chris xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Blue is my colour. I love the card and the blue. The background is very different from others you have done and makes a lovely change.. I think there is going to be one very happy winner today. Kind regards Ann Toppcards

hettygarlick said...

A very striking card.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

What a great card great colours and a great technique that I must try xxc

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, really gorgeous.


Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue for one very lucky winner. Lovely idea with the tiled effect.
Pam so Sorry to read of the terrible accident. My condolences to you and your family.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

This is a fantastic technique, it really does look like tiles.

Croquet Queen x

Chris Curry said...

A very pretty card Sue, I love how you have done the tile background. Very effective, I want to try it. Thank you. Xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the background.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A really pretty card today. I love the tiled effect so clever. The colours are so pretty.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, so sorry to hear of thus tragic accident. My thoughts are with you and the family X X

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card for a very lucky winner. I really must give your background technique a go as I've never seen the tile technique done like this. You've got my creative juices flowing this morning,whilst I haven't got this particular flower stamp, I can try others. Like your choice of colours too. Hugs xx P Austen

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love the tile technique you've used. Must have a go at that.
Very pretty card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

SueJ said...

Love it, the background is just great, never seen this so will be giving this a try.
The colour is superb and the dies lovely.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, I love the faux tile background.
B xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, love the background and must have a go at this technique.
Thanks for sharing,

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Fello Wilsonettes,

This is interesting. I would like to see the spinner in your house, with all the techniques on it. I have just about succumbed to the succulents, although I want the Sweet Williams first.

Pam, I'm so sorry for your grandchildren who lost their grandfather on their Dad's side. Sounds like he was vital to the end.

And Carme, poor Kid, waiting all day for the surgeon who made him wait all day. They probably kept thinking the other surgery was almost over, and then it kept not being over, and then he was exhausted.

I loved the description of granddaughters being excited about crafting. And I'm glad you're letting them work with the real thing. Kids' supplies shouldn't be so awful if we want them to develop a love for working with their hands.

Love to everyone, especially those in need of consolation for not getting to go to Barbados. (That would be all of us!)


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today, I love the background it is just stunning. The tile effect is very interesting. The colours are beautiful & just perfect for this spectacular card. Yvonne xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Beautiful card today, very cool and calming in the blue shades.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love that faux tiled background, so effective, so Delft, so clever!...the Succulent Garden dies are already on the wish list and now I've added Samantha too...


Owlish said...

Love this card and love the way u come up with all these different techniques very nice

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the background is gorgeous..
Pam really sorry to hear the tragic news. Was that up at Bollyhope, - I heard about this on the news. The twins will talk when they are ready and you will probably to friends first - they are very resilient though. Love to all of your family xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what an great technique. I don't know how you keep thinking up new and amazing ideas. I would never have thought of making the flowers in this colour but they are really stunning. Another wonderful giveaway card for someone lucky. Sending best wishes

Anne said...

What a lovely background, Sue. Another technique to remember.

Anne (Northampton)

Scottydog said...

What a different card today, haven't seen this technique before, but one I will certainly be trying. I don't have any of the stamps or dies used but it's the sort of card that can easily be adapted. Lovely card for some lucky lady (or gent!) thank you for the inspiration Sue, just wish you dished out time as well, something I am always short of! Lol!

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s an amazing card in beautiful colours...
Especially your flowers are gorgeous as ever.
Rolf xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today and quite an easy technique to have in mind, scoring is much better than trying to cut and mat and reassemble squares! It can be used with so many stamps too to make a good background. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. I'm so sorry to hear the tragic news, sending my condolences to you and the family. Just keep talking to the twins about grandad I'm sure it will help xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty, I love the background and the colour.
Beverley W

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the tile effect :-) Hugs xxx

Unknown said...

What a beauty sue love this card the colours the dies everything
Thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a clever design idea, producing a beautiful card.
Pam, sincere condolences on the tragic news. Death so difficult for children to cope with.
Doreen R

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card. I have tried that effect with cutting but scoring is a great idea must give it a go - thanks xx

rosiejt said...

What a lovely card!

BenteS said...

Lovely card, and the faux tile technique is so cool :))
Thanks for the chance to win this!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. WOW to days card is stunning. I love how you have created the Faux tile stamped back ground. The colours and flowers are stunning. hugs all round to day... Wendy

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I haven't tried this effect but must give it a go as it has made a stunning card,
Pam ,what a tragic accident,so sad ,condolences to your family,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

Unknown said...

Amazing card Sue.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I like this tile technique. Thanks for sharing. deepest condolences to you and your family.
Have a great day everyone.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful card love the pattern and colour. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty card. I love the tile effect.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Stella Munn said...

Really pretty Sue. Thank you xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, brilliant card, love it.
I love the background effect you have created must give that a go.
Pam I am so sorry to read of that tragic accident. Everyone is in my thought a prayers, I really feel for all the children.
Patricia xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, such a different technique, someone is going to be very lucky.
Pam, so sorry to hear aboit the accident, all you can do is be there with lots of hugs for the children.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

dizy said...

Lovely card and different idea. Going to get cracking on something similar today. Don't have thos stamps and dies but I'm sure I must have some other ones I can use. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
The background you have created is very attractive and I must have a play and create something similar
The card is beautiful and the lucky winner will be jumping for joy!!!!
Lesley S x

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone. What a stunning card today. I will definitely try this technique, love the colours too. Pam my thoughts and hugs are with you and your family, so sorry to hear the tragic news , love and hugs to Crewe Trish and Elaine as always thinking of you xxxxxxxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, didn't know about this faux tile technique, this is so brilliant and effective. Just love it! Everything about this card is lovely, thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Tressa said...

What an interesting way of making a background. Love it. Don't have that stamp but can see the poinsettia stamp being used for a x....s background in the same way.

All In All, a beautiful card.


Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue! I love the tile effect, I would have been cutting cards into squares and sticking them down individually, I don't ever do easy!! :)
Paula x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love the tiled effect card today, it's so beautiful.
Pam, I hope the ostriches emerge today and things are settled. So sorry to read about the tragic news and sending love and prayers. I think talking about things and being there to answer questions is really the best way, but I'm no expert.
Carmen, sorry to read about the Kid. I hope everything goes smoothly today for him.
Yvonne, how lovely to see you, even short and sweet is better than nothing until you get back to full steam.
Laine, hope you are feeling a wee bit better.
Pat L, you are a star thinking so much of Mr L, but don't cancel your trip to Barbados - just change the name on the ticket to mine, or I could change my name by deed poll if it's cheaper ha ha. No Elaine, my suitcase won't be big enough for you to come as well. Now where are my holiday clothes? Seriously, what a disappointment for you, but as you say you wouldn't be able to settle and you can always blackmail him with this in years to come!!!
Donita, love the last line of your post - so clever.
love to all who are poorly or lonely and their carers.
Maureen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card with some great techniques that I must try with matching stamps and dies that I do have. Someone will be very lucky to win this beauty.

Pam - what shocking news, thoughts and prayers for all the family. The twins will talk when they are ready but I think you are right to encourage them to talk about their grandad and focus on the good & happy times.
Carmen - oh the poor Kid, to be kept waiting all day for nothing. Hoping everything goes to plan today.

Thinking of all our poorly friends and their families.


Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous 'give-away' card, always love shades of blue and a very detailed description on how to make it, thank you

June x

foxyg said...

Fabulous card, great technique.

Anonymous said...

Love the very different effect you have achieved with this technique, I will be giving it a go for my next make.
The garden is so lovely at the moment that I have been absent from the craft room too long. Anne from Calne

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
I love rubber stamping and making my own backgrounds.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
fabulous technique, have to try it, fabulous card.
Good luck everyone, gorgeous prize for a very lucky winner
Muriel x

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love the background technique xx love Kim D

Jaye said...

I love this card, it is so pretty, Sue! I especially love the tile effect, because I am the person who would have been cutting little squares and sticking them down individually!!All in all a wonderful card which I shall try to replicate. Try being the operative word, lol. x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It's going to be a very lucky wilsonette who wins this fabulous card, love the background and my favourite Samantha die and the beautiful flower
Oh Pam what a tragic accident, my deepest sympathy to all the family

Sending love and hugs to everyone

barbara macaskill said...

Be still my beating heart! What a breathtakingly gorgeous creation! I am begging the crafting goddesses to let it be my name in the winner's post on Saturday!
I love every single little detail on this gorgeous card! Thank you, Sue, for the chance to win this stunning card! TFS!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, love the faux tile technique, one I will definitely have to try.
I think anybody would love to have this card.

Agnes (Scotland) said...

What a lovely idea, so different and stunning
Would love to own it,


Sue MacFall said...

very pretty card - love the faux tiled effect and the colours look great together.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue,gorgeous card, love your colour choice. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Laura O said...

lovely card Sue ,great card ,Laura O

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, love the faux tile effect.
Rosemary xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Love the tile look of this card. I just get the succulent dies yesterday so great seeing another use for the set. Very pretty colors used.
Happy Wednesday to all,
Stephanie K

Suzzette Yandle said...

Interesting design. Looks time consuming with sponging the tiles, but looks nice. Turning the center die to a diamond position is always a great look. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Disco Queen said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the faux tile technique. Theresa x

Unknown said...

Blue is my favourite co!our. I have no e of the items I need to make this lovely card, so please can l win it?

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card and always love the blue tones. I too like the tile effect.

If I was lucky to win this, I would put the card into a frame and keep it pristine and clean forever.

Good luck everyone.

Love and hugs
Dorothy of Sunny Baldock

Beryl said...

Lovely card Sue.

gailgale said...

Lovely give-a-way card.
I really like the stamped background. I am just getting into stamps so this is very intriguing to me.
Thanks Sue!

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, Sorry im so late today, but had no email this morning for today's card? And then had hospital appointment so this is 1st time sitting down today xx
What a stunning beautiful card for Wednesday giveaway I absolutely love it, definitely one to cherish by whoever wins it.

Pam, I am so very sorry to about the twins Granddads terrible accident, you can only be there for them and hopefully they will talk when they are ready my love Condolences and big hugs to you and all the family.
Hopefully the ostrich at work wakes up today and sorts things out for you will be thinking of you as always.

I also reiterate everything that Pam has said, sending love and healing hugs to all poorly and those in need of them

love and hugs to all

Unknown said...

Lovely design


Bejay said...

Ooh...I love this design, Sue, it's a beautiful card. Good luck to everyone in the draw to win it...I'm hoping it's got my name on it lol.
Bejay xx

CraftyJo said...

Love this :)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Ooh Wow this is wonderful. Such a great technique and such a lovely outcome. I think this is one style I will definitely have to copy. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card for the giveaway this week. Some lucky individual will be very happy.
I'm quite intrigued with the technique, it's one that I have not seen before and it creates such a wonderful background. This technique is definitely one that I have to try.

So sorry to hear your sad news Pam

Hope that everyone has a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Unknown said...

Hi sue.

Oooooh like like like. Different too love the colours and the stamping.

Pam thinking of u x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I love this tiled technique I must try this

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is different I like it, it has so many uses I would love just to have just a tiny bit of your talent.
Pam what terrible news life can be so cruel as you say you can only be there there for them.Hugs to all who need them.

Maria said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
I have just been looking at some stunning card that have been posted
over the few day's and today's card is absolutely wonderful ! Fun way you
have made the flowers background and the Samantha die is such a pretty thing.

Pam- very sad news, sending you and all the family hugs x
Hope the Kid had his op today and he soon back on his feet x
Also hugs to anyone not too good at the moment and I wish you
better. Hope our friends will soon be back on line, you are very
much missed.
Thank you for the B.wishes ! it was celebrated over three days as
we went away for a few day's.....
Maria x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and yet another technique to add to the list to try.
Pam, so sorry to hear about the tragedy within your family, my thoughts are with you. Well, after almost 14 years with my employer I received my formal notice of redundancy this morning! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue, so unusual looking.xx

Judy Hollers said...

Must try the faux tile design! The faux tile adds a lot of interest to the card as does the Chic Viola Colour Cloud ink—beautiful color. The Succulent Garden die set is so versatile—the flowers look great, Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card!

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue and a brilliant idea. Thank you. Will give this a try.
Pam so sorry to hear your tragic news. Thinking of all the family. Echoing all your comments today.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Todays card is stunning I love the faux tile effect its all so pretty
Pam so sorry to hear the sad news about the twins Grandfather thinking of you and the family with sympathy
Crafty Sue sorry to hear you have been made redundant that's a blow after working for so long for the same company
Sending caring hugs to all who need them

Craftycatty said...

That sounds like a simple but effective technique, I must try it. Thanks

ursula said...

Wow, I do like this card very much, thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful and a fab Wednesday giveaway - its those finishing touches again that do it for me....

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a beauty, i really love how you have made it look like tiles.
I really like the effect from the stamp over the scored lines.
It was featured in my craft magazine so i am going to keep that page.
Such a wondeful card for a give away.

Theresa said...

lovely hues on this card. somehow the flowers are echoing the pattern of the die, hugs xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really interesting technique, I expect it would work really well for cards for those guys that we all struggle with too. The card looks really good with the Samantha die used for the central element. I really love this die and am so pleased that I have it.


DeCor said...

Really beautiful card today. Love the fiddly little details that make it so interesting.

Narrowboat girl said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I am going to a craft show soon & the Samantha die is on my must buy list

Nanny Jo said...

I do love today's card, Sue! The faux tile effect is so clever and looks like Dutch pottery in the blue and white. Jo x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
What an interesting way of making a background.I didn't know about this faux tile technique, it is so effective and sounds easy to do it. Love the colors. Thank you for using my favorite Samantha die set. (I am still waiting patiently my Samantha that I ordered from JS.)
This is a beautiful prize for a very lucky winner! Good luck everyone!

Pam - What a tragic accident, my deepest sympathy to all the family. I really feel for your grand kids. Each child is dealing with different events in his/her own way, like all of us. When they will be ready to talk or ask questions they will do it.
Elaine – Hugs for you all.
Pat - So sorry about your trip, but hubby is more important. For sure he appreciates your sacrifice.
Donita – You made me smile … We’ll go next year to Barbados!
Maria – Welcome back.

Dear friends we have no news from the Kid. We presume that he had the surgery today. Fingers crossed.Thank you all for your prayers.

Sending hugs to all who need them,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the blue and white tiled effect on the background, straight away I thought of Delft. Flowers and dies are great too.
Di B. x

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,

Love the blue and white it reminds me of Delft pottery. It really is so pretty.

Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

Love the card Sue, never thought of using a score board as part of the background. Ingenious!!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A really lovely card and a technique I haven't tried! I would like to rectify that soon! It's so effective! The Samantha Die is a real beauty!
Love the colours you have used and the stamp. The flower is so pretty. Thank you so much.
Pam - so very sorry to hear the sad news about the grandfather of your grandchildren! Clumsy sentence that! Hopefully they will talk when they are ready. Thinking of all the family.
I'm falling asleep here so will say goodnight!
Hope the Kid had his op today.
Lots of love Myra xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card which will be a joy to receive - whoever the lucky winner is x
Love to all
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Carole in Stourbridge
locely technique, nice manly colours, would be a pleasure to win

ahappycrafter50 said...

A super technique.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. An interesting and different tile technique. I missed posting yesterday as no mobile Wi Fi.

Fikreta said...

its so gorgeous!