Thursday, 18 May 2017

You Are So Special

Hi crafters!  I have a striplet creation for you today!  I started with a piece of milk card and used the outer decorative cutting die from the Lotus Striplet to cut two designs into the background.  I backed it with black card, then cut the inside sections of both out to create two aperture openings.  I backed it with mounting foam to raise it for dimension.  Next I used the inside decorative die from that set and cut three pieces out of papyrus card.  I backed each of the pieces with black and added mounting foam to them. I attached each section to the card between the openings.  Next I used another piece of Papyrus card and embossed it with the Dot Matrix embossing folder for texture.  I seated the background over it and added a thin black mat.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set, giving it a black matting.  I attached it across the card giving it a bit of a bow to the shape using mounting foam to hold it in place.  Using just the striped outline die from the Striped Nasturtiums, I created several flowers out of black card and seated them to the left end of the sentiment strip.  I cut the Family Tree out of milk card and used the leaves as accents for the flowers.  I made two matching stick pins as accents and added pearls to the striplet die areas.  I completed the card with milk, papyrus and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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116 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, love the flowers and stick pins.
Happy Birthday Laine if you are looking in. Age is just a number they say, yet to be convinced but you still have a few years to go before you catch me. Have a great day, sorry you are not feeling good at the moment.
Yvonne, nice to have you back, hope your Mum is okay after her fall.
Rosemary, so happy to hear Dylan is well, I know you will be overjoyed.
Elaine, hope the tummy bug has subsided, love to you,Andrew and Helen.
Alimecca, that was a nasty fall, you must gave been so frightened lying there in the cold with no help, dreadful amount of time fir an ambulance to arrive. Glad you seem to be feeling better, not much fun looking forward to another op though.
Dragonsnap, we used to have a Triumph Stag about 40 years ago, loved it, such a beautiful car.
Patricia, remembering all the early MGBs we had in the sixties, if you didn't have a sire back when you got in you had one when you got out, suspension was non existent but good fun.
Daily hugs to all, our poorly and missing friends, our ladies with their rally wheelies, Maureen what have you started. Take care all.

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue,
Thus is stunning, so effective and the colours are gorgeous x

Denise Bryant said...

Love all these striplets and your beautiful stick pin! Gorgeous card!

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Great card and I love the floral arrangement.
Chris xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Heelo Sue,

Lovely card today, unusual color selection, very "earthy". Creative way of using your dies.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Am I having a Deja vue experience if not then why is this gorgeous sample so memorable ? I love the way you give us so many ideas how to use your Striplet collections, these samples are so useful for crafters like myself that don't have the vision - unlike many talented fb buddies that see a die then see many card designs coming from one set, i just cant do that, i dont have that artistic part of the brain so having your inspiration along with the lovely talent im around on various SWCE fb groups im hoping to start and learn from what I see - starting here ☺
Thank you for this lovely sample and for your inspiration every day.
Sending love n hugs your way xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very pretty card today, and the leaves from the tree die set really do work well on here.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said above.

Wow we certainly had some rain yesterday evening and night, sky looks much better this morning, yes I know the garden needs it.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really classy card today, lovely design and colours. Have a great day everyone. Bx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card.

Kim Dibben said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card, love the colour combo xx beautiful flowers and hat pins xx love Kim D

Anonymous said...

Unusual card in colour and design, Sue, and really like it. Almost has an Oriental feel with the vertical panels.
As usual, echoing Pam. Alison - what a tough time you've had, sending all good wishes.
Nice to see you back PP now where's Laine? Think may have missed you both a little.
Rosemary, so pleased your Dylan's results were what you were hoping for.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A striking design and great colour combination. I love the versatility of your striplet dies. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. The colours are quite unusual and the design is gorgeous.

Barbara V

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card but like Stephanie I think I've seen it before. This striplet, just like your others, is so versatile and amongst my favourites although I think all your dies are my favourites!
Thoughts and prayers to all especially sick and missing friends.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card. I love your striplet dies and I have a few including this one. The are so versatile.
Marion S x

June Horrocks said...

A stunner today sue love it you are so clever all the ways you show us the striplets for instance so many wonderful ways to use the dies.the flowers are so pretty thank you
Love always xxxxxx June's horrocks xxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this one and without the floral decoration and bow it would be ideal for those pesky male cards. I love the colour combination you've chose as well.
Thank you all for your concern and good wishes yesterday and today - I really appreciate it. I was very scared at the time and really don't want another op especially as my original knee replacement was so good and this new one probably won't give me as much bend in my knee as it's hinged, therefore more rigid but I don't have a choice. Maureen , you did make me laugh yesterday! I'm not sure you'd want me tied on - we'd both probably end up on the pavement!!
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

Debra K. said...

Not for me this one today, maybe the colour combination putting me off. Debra x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card and the way you have used the striplet. And of course, the flower arrangement with the tulle and stick pin. Just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Netty The Runner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I need the Lotus striplet, it's the only die on this card I don't have.
Annette x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

LOVE this card! Especially how good the stripes from the Nasturtiums look in black with the Family Tree leaves in white. I hadn't noticed that the first time you posted this card. What I noticed that time was that I didn't have the Lotus striplet. Still don't, but my resistance is wearing thin.

BIG NEWS!!! My gift from the Comment Game arrived today, and there were no rules about keeping the contents secret. So here it is: a sheet of unmounted rubber from Creative Expressions, called Spring Flowers. It has drawings of the Bluebell, Primrose, Magnolia and Cowslip blooms, plus those names, and the sentiments Friends Forever, Mum, Happy Mother's Day, With Sympathy and If Friends were Flowers, I'd pick You.

Although if I were writing that sentiment, I'd avoid the implication that you would die shortly after being picked by me.

Carmen, I used to order all my SW dies on eBay from a seller in England. Once he divided my order among three identical envelopes and mailed all three together. I got two of them very quickly and one took about a month. He said the Royal Mail is ultimately reliable, but occasionally one package gets inexplicably delayed.

I can't believe Laine is 55. Apparently there's something to those excrement facials, because she doesn't look a minute over 28. Unless someone is messing with us, Yvonne.

It's so funny to hear all these grandmothers talking about sports cars!

Happy Thursday, dear friends.

Love,
Donita

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card and fab die. Love the corsage.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. I love your striplet dies, and here is yet another way to use them! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. A WOW card this morning. I love how you have used the Lotus striplet die. I have to admit I have the die and not used it but now I am going to have to try. The finishing touches with the flowers and hat pins are stunning.
Crafty hugs all round.... Wendy

karenlotty said...

A lovely card Take away the flowers and you have a perfect male card too

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Love the colour combo.
Luv
Karen xx

ethansnanna said...



Love the stick pin, it adds a touch of elegance
to a lovely card. Not used the flowers this
way, always used the two layers, but can see
these appearing on my cards!!!



Doreen x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue, Absolutely stunning card, your flowers & stick pins are beautiful & always add that touch of glitz & glamor. Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I too think I have seen this card. Or something very similar before. It is lovely and the earthy colour tones work so well.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, I had an Austin Healey Sprite mark 1 in my youth, the same applies about the lack of suspension, and comfort, but we didn't care in those days. Wouldn't get me in one now. X

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-love the colour combination. Really like the embossed background peeking out behind the diecut areas.

Michele

Jan.moogie said...

My first thoughts were male card if we lose the fussy bits and those gorgeous flowers and then I thought of that sort of art-deco style so what a versatile elegant card this is Sue, love it. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card and the colours go together so well.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous colour combination and always so happy to see the tulle flowers and stick pins, classic Sue card and beautiful.
Hugs
Muriel x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a very pretty card today and colours really look lovely together too, I have the tree die and use it to for the leaves with my cards as they do look so nice.
Its lovely reading all the blogs they doe brighten my day and loving the car ones at the moment making me chuckle.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them and who are poorly
Take care and have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, I love all your flowers and striplet dies and how you give us new ideas for them. Thank you. Have a good day. Xx

Anne said...

What great use of this striplet die, Sue. Love the colours you have used.

Anne (Northampton)

snowy said...

A simple design that looks so stunning. Your creativity is endless. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, really pretty x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - striplet dies never cease to make wonderful cards and the flower arrangement is so beautiful. I use the leaves from the tree die so much as they are so pretty. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a stunning card today and the floral arrangement is denvine .
Catherine V94 xx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card xx

Diane King said...

Lovely card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow so much to look at and admire

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,,
Beautiful card, I love this striplet it's so pretty and very useful can be used in so many ways.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I really like this colour combination and it produces a wonderful card. Crafting is on the agenda today for me after the chores are done of course!!
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this design, so classy and would be good for either male (minus the flowers) or female recipients and lots of different colour combinations too...

Izzy

Jean Z said...

Hi Su, love this card. love Jean Z xxx

Linda Keevers said...

Hi Sue lovely card with pretty colours. I was wondering if you could do a background with the pixie powders and a mask. We did it with Bev in Tasmania but I need a reminder as I can't quite remember the steps. Thanks Linda.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Love the card today and the colours are beautiful!
The Sun is shining today after several days of much needed Rain, so light after the dark!
Happy Birthday Laine have a lovely time!
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
loving the striplet die and the design of your card so very beautiful.

Pam i feel so much better today ,i am trying out my rally wheels later ,so hope the pavements are not crowded lol .

Rosemary, i am thrilled Dylans results were good.

Alison so sorry to read of your accident , it must have been awful for you and so cold sending you a big hug.

PP you do make me laugh , so pleased you have your tablet back .

Laine , have a very happy birthday hope you feel better soon. sending you a big gentle hug.

Maureen , wish you could come over to my neck of the woods today you could give me some good pointers on how to wheel my wheelie and do a kerb hop

Crewe Trish sending you all a hug

Hugs to all
Elaine H X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Oh my this is a treat today. I love this design. It's so pretty and that striplet die is so versatile too. Beautiful.

Many happy returns Laine. I actually thought u were 45 lol not 55 xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Very pretty Sue. Love the flowers. Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great use of the Lotus Striplet. I will have a go as I have that set. I have just used it to make a beautiful bookmark.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi sue
I like this card very much.n n This could be a striplet die to go on my wish list.
Margaret

stitchingranny said...

I love the way you have used both the inner and outer striplet separately to get this effect. Not something I would have thought of but off to inspect all my striplets with a new eye to what can be achieved.

Hugs Helen x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

val jones said...

Wonderful use of the Striplet die Sue. Lovely card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

SueJ said...

Lovely card, love how you have used the dies.
The colour combo as usual is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I am sure I have seen this lovely card before. Another example of how versatile your Striplet dies are!
I love this colourway but it would look great in other striking colourways, too!
Have a good day!
Lesley S x

Kate's Cards said...

I like the Art Deco feel of this card. Would love to see it in gold and black.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, just not my colours, I love your flowers and stick pins.
Donita enjoy your stamp set, they will be so useful.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Sue MacFall said...

What a stunner of a card - beautiful dies and the layout is just perfect. Thank you Sue.

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love today's card very semetrical and the colour combo works so well and your signature bow and stick pins gorgeous
Rosemary so pleased that Dylan has done so well you must be ove the moon
Laine HAPPY BIRTHDAY Have a fantastic day
Pam love reading about your cars i have a mental image of you with your scarf blowing in the wind as you drive through country lanes. Lol
Hugs to all that may need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

June Fletcher said...

WOW Sue... fabulous card! I love the colour combo too

June x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely card - a little adjustment and voila! a male card!
Doreen R

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another great card for us today. Like the colours.
Wendyx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lots of elegant detail. Leave off the flora corsage and a great male card.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Really like this colour combination, makes a lovely card.
Your striplets are so versatile.
x

CraftyJo said...

Love the look of the card but think the flower cluster may be a bit of overkill ;)

CraftyJo said...

BTW, I see someone mentioned grandmothers and sports cars!! (Donita) - I'm a grandmother without a sports car but *with* a motorbike of my own :) Growing old very disgracefully!!!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful...every element!!! I've never made my own stick pins, but I have purchased ready made ones and they really add a nice finishing touch. Great card!!! Jan D., FL, USA

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
You did a sort of variation on this one at the end of February because I bought the Die as a result. It was two strips instead of three and simpler in design if my memory serves me right! Today's card is beautiful and I love the many ways you have used the Die set. Colours too I love and of course the corsage too. Gorgeous!
When I was young we used to talk about " Granny on her Scooter!" We are talking Grandmas in Sports Cars here! Our last one was a white MGB! Those were the days! Did anyone else wear a white silk headscarf!! We even used to put a carrycot in ours with a baby inside!! It was pretty wedged in - baby not carrycot!! No Elf N Safety then. It's quite frightening actually!
Happy Birthday Laine - you don't look a day over 90,,, . Miss you! With remarks like that you won't ever come back! It's just fun but you know that! Have a lovely day.
Have a good day everyone whether on two legs or four wheels! Now that's made me think of " Three wheels on my wagon!"
Byeeee , Love Myra xx



Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I just love today's card. Everything about it "sings", and what a wonderful tune it is!!! The colours, dies, stick pins, flowers, everything is perfect.
Pam, I was a 2 wheeler babe with a scooter in my youth. When I washed my hair and I was going to a dance I'd sit having my tea wearing my crash helmet to flatten my hair (this was in the days before back combing and big hair)! Hope you are feeling fine today.
PP, oh Lord, you have your tablet back already and we were enjoying ourselves so much when you were out of the loop!!! Welcome back, I look forward to reading your inane comments lol. Have a great time with your friends - it's such a surprise to find out that you have some ha ha.
Alimecca, the idea is to tie you to the wheelie so that if we land up on the pavement, you'll go down first and give me a soft landing ha ha. Seriously, watch that knee and take it easy.
Elaine, don't you worry, I'll fire up the red silk bloomer balloon and be over your place in no time. I have special abseiling ropes and can scoot down with the wheelie really fast!!
Laine, 55? Come back soon, we need someone who can sort out Yvonne. Good heavens, you're just a baby. I wish I was 65 never mind 55 and remember if Myra can still do things at her age, well there's hope for us all ha ha. (oh oh, I've really gone and done it!)
Love to all, especially those who are poorly or lonely and their carers.
Maureen xxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. I love the striplets, flowers and stickpins not sure about colour combo . Lots of love and hugs to you all and thank you so much for your kind comments about Dylan. Thinki g of Elaine and family and Crewe Trish and family. Xxxxxxxxxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

barbara macaskill said...

This is stunning! I really love the flowers and greenery! They look soft and delicate yet strong and sturdy at the same time! TFS!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card showing the versatility of your dies. Without the flowers, and stick pins, it can be used as a male card as well. The sentiment bounces back to you Sue, you are so special for all of us. Thank you for the inspiration.

Laine - Happy B-day! Wherever you are, whatever you do, I hope you are healthy and happy. Enjoy your special day!

Donita - Thank you for sharing with us what you got as a gift. I always thought the prize is a card, I was wrong.
JS is not using a trackable service for small orders, it is too expensive. I told them that I am willing to wait a little bit longer but from their experience the parcel supposed to be with me by now, that why they decided to send another one.
BTW PP is … PP! Don’t listen to her, Laine is not 55! She is younger than most of us (maybe not younger than you).
Myra, Maureen - I am disappointed, but I am not complaining about JS’s people, they are always willing to help. Long way from there to here; things happen. I hope to get the order soon.
PP – Welcome back. When you said 55 you were talking about you, right? :)

Hugs,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, but still the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Another exquisite card. So beautiful - lovely card all round, love everything about it.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card and design

Vie
x

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Simply stunning.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card love the flowers and colours. Thanks Helen Terry xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Truly gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

All the elements, including your choosen colors, go so well together. An absolutely goreous design. You are such a terrific designer. I am blessed to have found you to mold my cardmaking skills and to give me wonderful inspirations.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely great use of colour

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Just love that you can use the striplets in so many ways, it's a gorgeous card and thank you for sharing. I may be missing for the next couple of days, my niece is getting married on Saturday and I'm doing her wedding flowers so going to be very busy
Feeling left out as I never had a sports car, but my first car was an orange VW Beetle and I loved it
Laine happy birthday hope you'll soon feel better

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. What a good way to use the Lotus Striplet. I think it would make a good male Card minus the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue
Gorgeous gorgeous and gorgeous again. What an ingenious use of the lotus striplet. I am loving the colour combination and this could so easily be tweaked to make a card for those pesky awkward men!
I always opt for 'pretty' colours for ladies cards but this proves that even the more neutral shades can make equally striking cards. I have been asked in the past to make a ladies card accompanied by the instructions she's not a pinky girly girl!! This would be perfect x
Fabulous Sue - You are so special - I know I speak for everyone when I say that your commitment and dedication to this blog is appreciated more than you know x
I was supposed to be going out for a walk - pushing Marjorie to the shops. She is struggling with 2 cracked ribs and being 95 she is not getting out. Unfortunately rain has stopped play - do here I am - bright and early (for me anyway)!
All you girls reminiscing over your wheels is fascinating. I always think of the scene from the Bridget Jones film - a very realistic portrayal of what happens when one tries to look glamorous and sophisticated in a convertible - hilarious x
Pam - wow - the powers that be where you work sound like a bunch of idiots (that's the polite version of what I think)! Mam is chirpy although fed up. She was on her way home from a check up on her shoulder replacement when she slipped in the market - on a blueberry! Wrist broken in 2 places. My 3 year old niece has told people her nanny tripped over a blueberry - I know things are bigger in Newcastle but blueberries big enough to trip over is a new one on me x
P - go on admit it - you've been pining for me x
Alison - you've been in the wars. You're going to be like the bionic woman. Hugs x
Donita - me - messing -pfff!! x
Elaine - or should I say Evil Knievil! You be careful - L plates may be wise x
Tracy - doesn't Laine look good for her age x
Crafty Jo - you go girl - a bit of disgrace is always fun x
Maureen - despite your best efforts to put me off I'm back. I have so many friends that I have to ration my time between them x
Carmen - are you doubting me? Thought we were friends! Trust is the basis of any relationship x
Laine - prepare yourself hun I'll phone you later. After all a phone call from yours truly will be the highlight of your day. At your age I know early bedtime is a necessity so it won't be late. Hope you are having a lovely day x
I have noticed there are quite a few gang members missing. Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to each and every one of you especially absent friends and my blog besties x
I am off to meditate and mentally prepare for the ominous task ahead of me - my acting skills really are put to the test during those phone conversations with Laine. Do you know how hard it is trying to sound excited and interested in someone else whilst fighting the urge to doze off. Wish me luck. Lol x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so different but utterly stunning, i can see this is so many
colour ways.
Absolutely gorgeous and ooh those flowers.

sued99 said...

Fabulous card. Love the unusual colour combination. X

ursula said...

I love this and the colour combination is really lovely, wow what one can do with a striplet die and Sue's help...thank you so much...luv Ursula xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,great colour's & love your corsage with the stick pins,
Best wishes from sunny Cornwall
Karen M

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning post today and fabulous colours...

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, I do like a striplet card. The flowers are gorgeous but without them you gave a good base for a mans card in the shades of brown. Well how spooky is that, I was just talking to Jackie T earlier about your family tree die and how good it looks if you chops the leaves up as foliage! I must br psychic! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Oh Myra I never did the elegant scarf thing, just tucked my hair in a baseball cap and wrap around sunglasses on then off in the big boy outside lane of the motorway with the roof down! Emma used to love sitting in the back too hair blowing everywhere! Such great memories. Xxx
Laine happy birthday, hope you have a lovely day. Xxx
PP your poor mum, she has been in the wars. Yes those Newcastle blueberries are enormous!!! Xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

I love your striplet dies, they are fabulous and so versatile! Amazing card as always and the striped nasturtium look magnificent!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card using the gorgeous Lotus striplet and the yummy papyrus card. I can see this design in lots of other colours too, thanks for the inspiration.

Rosemary - so glad you had good news for Dylan, you will be much relieved.
PP - pleased to see you back in top form.
Laine - if you are looking in - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy the day.

I have never had a sports car but my first car was a 1965 Triumph 2000. One & a half tons of metal and no power steering! I am only 5' tall and wasn't quite so broad in the beam as I am now so when we first moved up here and I started a new job the guys didn't believe that this slip of a girl could possibly be driving such a car. I showed them how wrong they could be :D

Frances

liz spooner said...

What a stunning card and colour combo.xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely card Sue. With a little tweaking this would work great as a mans card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW This is a beautiful card made with gorgeous coloured card. Loving the embossed background, flowers and stick pins. Another one to make for my box of stash.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow this card is so pretty I love the use of the striplet and the colours are so classy
All this talk of sports cars is hilarious sadly I've never had one but all the same I'm enjoying reading about all your adventures
Sending good wishes to all

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, love how you have used the outline
die from the striped nasturtiums.
Rosemary xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love the Dot Matrix folder and the stick pins are lovely.

Theresa Pace said...

that colour combo really works. the black makes the whole thing pop, hugs xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the way you have used the dies. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Another great card stunning and great arrangements of dies
Joy Xx

STELLA MUNN said...

So so lovely. Really like this one Sue. Thanks x

Di said...


Hi Sue

Love this card, the striplets and embossing on that lovely coffee colour and the dies. Beautiful card.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a gorgeous example of your many talents Sue, I love the soft colour palette, perfect for pesky customers ie men. The Lotus Striplet is perfect utilised as a focal point, its detailing is stunning. Loving the embellishments also, i havent currently got the Nasturtiums but its high on my list and will be joining my collection soon, or the Family Tree die which is just so useful and endlessly versatile. Lovely card Sue, i really appreciate all that you do on our behalf and even when I am unable to comment I always make a point of visiting the blog to see what delights you have created each day.
Well Hello my friends! Did you miss me?Did you? I realise that my absence has been lengthy and unexplained and for that I am apologetic, I have tried to keep abreast of the comments as best I could and really appreciate all of the kind thoughts and good wishes from my good buddies on the blog. I have been under the weather lately and wasn't my usual bubbly, cheery, witty self so rather than disappoint my public I took an extended break...feeling much perkier now though so those who have sought to sully my reputation in my absence BEWARE!, I am back with bells on!:-)
Thanks for the many birthday wishes, I have had a lovely day, what more could a girl ask for, presents, cards and an afternoon lounging in the warm sunshine with Brodie, Bliss!
There seems to be some confusion over my actual age though that I feel needs to be addressed,
Donita, you are perhaps the most savvy member of our team casting immediate doubt over Yvonne's scurrilous claim. Yes, my Caci treatments are indeed wondrous and enable me to look in my twenties again...without the use of any excrement i might add!...but even it cannot wipe 30 yrs off my age, that would be a miracle that no amount of money could buy:-)
Carmen, I concur, Yvonne's claim that I am 55 is indeed a crude and laughable attempt at deflecting attention away from her own advancing years a sagging jowls:-) Thanks for defending my honour, you are a loyal friend.
Maureen, how could you be seduced by Yvonne's lies? Does my youthful profile picture not prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that her claims are spiteful and vindictive? I can appreciate that anyone less than 70yrs old seems young to you but i find the suggestion that I am 55 offensive!
Myra, talk about rubbing salt into the wounds! So you don't think i look a day over 90 then? You and your partner in crime have ruined what could have been a wondrous day if given half a chance, I hope that you are proud of yourself!:-)
Pam, you are so right, age is just a number, however I do take exception to people spreading vile lies about my vintage. Thanks for your sweet well wishes:-)
Tracy, no, you havent lost your marbles, I am indeed 45 today, well done for remembering and seeking to set the record straight, I wont forget your loyalty:-)
And Yvonne, count yourself lucky that you rang me before I read your blog comment, oh you are so two faced, sweet as pie on the phone but secretly sticking the knife in and twisting it. How very dare you suggest that I am 55...it is clearly a desperate attempt at making yourself feel better because you are clearly so much older than me, and less pretty it has to be noted:-) Your little ruse has failed miserably because even those who didn't see through your puerile attempt commented that I looked remarkably better than you did for your age, may I suggest you invest in a few good facials....and a facelift!:-)
It is clear that you cannot be trusted to give a truthful account in my absence so I will have to be extra vigilant and make my blog comments an absolute necessity just to set the record straight.
Oh, and Maureen, you are so right, Yvonne doesn't have any real friends, the people who visit are obliged to in the role as carers, its called care in the community:-)
Lovely to be backxxx

Laine1972xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. I just like this striplet and the colours you've used.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card, I love the Lotus Striplets, it looks beautiful the way you have used it on today's card.

Thank you for sharing this masterpiece with us.

Love and Hugs Brenda xxx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, great dimension on the card. Arlyn

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have the lotus striplet die and you have shown on this card exactly the reason why I liked it so much and bought it. I love the colours you have chosen and I particularly like your flower arrangement.

Lisbeth

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you for sharing this.