Monday, 5 June 2017

Thinking Of You

 Hi there my crafty friends!  Firstly, I want to say a great big thanks to all the birthday wishes you sent yesterday!  It was truly lovely to be remembered like that.  It was a big birthday too (don't you just love having to jump into another birthday decade, not! LOL)  I had a lovely relaxing day, followed by a beautiful meal, exactly what I wanted!
Today's card is showcasing the beautiful Succulent Garden die set.  This set is really amazing as you can cut them out of felt as I ave done here and they look just like succulents or you can cut them out of card and they make into the prettiest flowers too!  Use the matching stamp set to add more detail and you will be astounded at how they come out!  For this card, I selected a piece of milk card and used the Stone mask and embossed it in the Platinum machine.  Before removing the mask, I inked through it with Antique Linen Distress ink to bring the pattern out a bit more.  I used my scissors around the edge of the card and distressed it and curled the corners.  I allowed the mask to fade out towards the bottom too.  I selected several shades of felt (from my stash) and made a cascade of succulents down the left side of the card.  I love that they look like they are growing out of the wall!  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags and attached it with foam across the card.  I inked the edges of it as well.  The card was completed with milk mats and layers and some paper piercing around the edges.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, beautiful. I just love these flowers. Hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration and were treated royally.
NannaTina, such a tonic to see you back on the blog, it was so good hearing from you. We all understand how hard it has been for you since losing your lovely hubby Mick. Hope Jessica has a wonderful birthday on Wednesday.
VeeCee, welcome to the blog, you will find lots of inspiration and support here. We are a very friendly bunch. As you are new to die cutting, just take it one step at a time, you can use the dies you buy as they are they will still look beautiful.
Saba, lovely to see you back too, hope you have been okay.
Maureen and Alison, please take it easy, don't want you ill again.
Pat, hope Billy is still doing well.
London, stand strong and proud, you are in my prayers, as is Manchester.
Thanks for the support folks, they seem to forget at work any germs, dust etc us sucked up into the air conditioning and circulated throughout the building. Think they are trying to sweep it under the carpet or behind the cabinets but too much dust there lol.
Daily hugs to all especially our poorly and missing friends, thinking of you all.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A very on trend card today. Lovely.
Jan x said...

Morning Sue.
I hope you had a great day yesterday.
A beautiful card Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, will have to think about this one, Sue, not grabbing straight away. Very unusual medium for you - but love the colours.
Glad you had a good birthday - knew it must be coming up to a big one because once you did say you were 57, but couldn't remember when. Think I'm one of many who would be glad to be 60 again!!
Pam, wishing you a dust-free week and echoing.
Nanna Tina - hi!! We're mostly all still here, good to hear from you.

'P' in Wales

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really super card this morning, love the colours of the felt used for the succulents. Take care all. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely card today, I saw it on Julia's Hochanda show and thought it was fantastic then.

So pleased you enjoyed your birthday, you certainly deserve it.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said above, welcome to our newbies and special hugs to all who need them.

My thoughts and prayers are for all the victims of London and Manchester. The people who did these atrocities are pure evil.

Well I had a result with my PC, as the contract I have means that if my PC is not repaired within 14 days then I am entitled to get a new replacement one. This I did yesterday, it is a higher spec with a 27" screen, all-in-one PC. I am in the process of setting everything up, which will take a little while but so far very pleased.

Looks like it is going to be a lovely sunny day today, my friend is coming round later, but I have much to clear up in my craft room. oh dear busy, busy.

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

TDQ Karen said...

Love that these flowers look so good in Fe!t too, what a great contrast to the brick background xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning lovely.
So happy to read you spent your day relaxing and enjoyed every minute of your 'biggy' no more than you deserve. It's just a number and you look radiant. If crafting makes you look younger than your years maybe I should have started way sooner than I did lol.
Now to your sample, one word - delightful. It seems no matter what material is used to cut your flower die collection they all look absolutely beautiful, and I just love how you've made them look like they are growing up a wall, genius ☺
A lovely start to a new week of inspiration, thank you.
Hope this new chapter is as happy and exciting as your previous. Sending you love n hugs this Monday lovely lady xxx

Karen Drew said...

The flowers look amazing. Happy belated birthday for yesterday
Karen xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the texture with using felt for the flowers.
Echoing all Pam's comments again this morning. Hugs to all, Sue xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Love the flowers on this card-brilliant.


stitchingranny said...

Must have taken an awful lot of cutting to get all those flowers lol.

Hugs Helen

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. So pleased you had a wonderful day relaxing and enjoyed a lovely meal. Your card today is beautiful. Love the felt you have used on the the flowers, could you get Creative Expressions to do some new colours in the felt as i am sure other crafters would love to have it in there stash. It look like a climbing plant growing up the wall.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Your succulent flowers look so lovely in felt, great colours too. The brick wall looks fantastic.
Glad you had a happy birthday yesterday Sue, yes a relaxing day and out for dinner is a perfect way to celebrate.
Muriel x

Unknown said...

Lovely card! The succulents look fab in felt.
Happy Belated Birthday for yesterday!! Glad you had a wonderful day.Debra x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx hazel

Unknown said...

Dear Sue,

How beautiful! There is no end to your floral ingenuity. I still say this die set is the best value. And those colors!

Thank you!

Wishing everyone the best of weeks. Early June is my favorite time of year. Everything is fresh, new and hopeful. And there are so many colors of green. By July, they're all the same green.


Unknown said...

GM Sue. Fab card as always.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, really pleased you had a lovely day yesterday and just remember, age is but a number and you are only the age you feel
Today's card is lovely, I wasn't sure about this die when first released but it is "growing" on me.
Marion S x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am so glad you had such a special day yesterday a meal out with family is my ideal way of celebrating.I don't like the feel of felt so not my favourite card
I didn't want to say anything yesterday and spoil Sues day but I lost my beautiful big brother on Saturday we are all in shock at the suddeness of it life is so cruel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card and wonderful to see that we can use felt with our designs, extending the possibilities even further! X

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card, the embossing folder is perfect for it. Glad you enjoyed your Birthday.
Annette x

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty succulents!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue. Glad you had a wonderful birthday. To day card is stunning. The flowers look so striking cut out of the felt. I do edges what are ruffed up from scissors .... Wendy

JAO said...

Great card Sue, they makes fab rock garden.

Chris Curry said...

I haven't used felt but these flowers look lovely. I really like the embossing folder you have used, so versatile. Pleased you enjoyed your special day yesterday, nice to have the day of your choice. Have a good day today too. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, wish I knew what I'd done with all the felt I'd bought , can't find it at all. When the succulents first came out I didn't know what to make of them but the more I see them, the more I like them. Not easy to get hold of now............
So happy you had a great cradle feast( = literal translation of the German alternative for "birthday")
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Wow just look at this card and those fabulous succulents a definite win from me. Great to hear you had a fab birthday (belated wishes Sue) now have a great day today, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Great flowers today on a lovely card.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, love it.
Glad to hear you had a good birthday.
B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & I love the felt flowers. They look like a trailing plañt growing up the wall. Yvonne xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card I love the flowers cut in felt! Glad you had a great birthday it's no more than you deserve!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - so pleased to hear you had a very enjoyable and relaxing birthday, so well deserved. I really like the idea of today's card showing the flowers growing on the wall and they look amazing in felt but I'm not sure about the colours. However this has given me anaother wonderful idea, many thanks for all your amazing inspiration. Sending best wishes

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, the suculants look so real. What a lovely idea having them cascading down the wall. I am so pleased you had a good birthday.

Love Rosemarie X X

Crewtrish so sorry hear about your brother, my thoughts are with you X

Unknown said...

Morning Sue love this card and those felt flowers look fab.
Catherine V94 xx

Anne said...

A beautiful card today, Sue. Love the felt flowers.

Anne (Northampton)

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
glad to read that you had a nice birthday. x

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Glad you had a lovely Birthday!
Not sure about the Darkness of the flowers but the trailing effect is nice!
I now have the Queen Anne Dies and they make wonderful flowers, [Cow Parsley]is what I know them as!
Love Marg

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card xx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, glad you had a lovely day, here's a saying my dad used to say about age : )you're has old as you feel or the person you're feeling. It always made me smile.
You are very clever the flowers look great cut out of felt!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

SueJ said...

Lovely card, the felt flowers are really nice.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is such a great value set and the plants look fabulous cut out of felt, my fingers are just itching to stroke them!...and I'm sure they would look just as good cut out of funky foam too and maybe even paper clay - has anyone tried die-cutting that stuff yet?

Good to hear you allowed yourself a day of rest yesterday, you deserve it...and belated birthday wishes too - I thought I'd left a comment yesterday but couldn't find it...


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, So glad you had a lovely relaxing Birthday and meal, I completely understand your words about going into another decade.
I love this wall embossing and I can see this being well used.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I love the felt flowers, they give real texture and work so well with the wall mask too. Thank you for sharing. Good to hear you were treated like royalty on your birthday, you deserve to be spoilt.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Oh yes they don't think of air conditioning circulating the dust around do they. Xxx
Crewetrish so sorry to hear you lost your brother, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Xxx
Tina lovely to see you back sending hugs. Xxx
June, good for you getting a new computer, have fun setting it up xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card - the succulents look so real!
Belated birthday wishes for yesterday, glad you had a lovely day.
CreweTrish so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and for all those caught up in the atrocities in London and Manchester.
Thanks for your good wishes Pam, I'm trying to be good honest!
Love and hugs to all Alison xx

hollyberry said...

Really gorgeous card.

Beryl said...

Lovely card Sue.

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Not sure about this card as I am not a lover of felt, but you have made it look beautiful.
Sue happy belated birthday to you , it may be one ending in 0 but it is only another day you are still beautiful inside and out.
Pam they must get this sorted for you in work, think they have their heads stuck in the desert!
Crewe Trish I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, my love hugs and thoughts are with you.
My heart love and hugs also go out to all those caught up in the terrible attack in London.
Love and hugs to Elaine and all of you who need them

Tressa said...

Lovely card. It just shows how different it can look when a different material is used for the flowers.

Glad you had a good day yesterday. I remember mine well .... it was knowing I would never ever, ever, ever have to set foot in a classroom again!!!


Unknown said...

Love this card sue the flowers are lovely and cut so beautifully. So pleased you enjoyed your day
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Lovely card today love the flowers the way you have used them, definitely going to buy the mask and have a go they look great.

Pam I hope they get there head out the sand and start to sort things out for you as it is not doing your health any good, your in my thoughts always.

Sending love hugs and healing prayers to all involved in these terrible attacks, what terrible times we live in.

Sending love hugs and healing to all

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
pleased to hear you had your perfect birthday.
Love the card, the flowers are gorgeous.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, loving the felt flowers, they do look like succulents, I bought some felt a few months back but never used it, now I need to!!
I'm glad you had a lovely birthday, remember age is only a number, it's how you feel that counts X
Take care everyone, Jess x

Crafty Cruiser said...

I'm afraid this card doesn't grab me - not my cup of tea, sorry. So glad you enjoyed your birthday yesterday. I enter a new decade next year and I consider it great cause to celebrate!
Doreen R

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
So pleased you had a great day yesterday .
Your card today is beautiful , loving the succulents they look real .

Crewe Trish ,i am so so saddened ,it has been so quick , my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mum .xx

Pam, hope you have a dust free day , and jumping on the echo wagon.

big hugs to all

Elaine H X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Belated Happy Birthday so pleased that you had a really lovely day.

Gorgeous card loving the felt flowers.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

Good to hear you enjoyed your special birthday

Lovely CAS card, you can't go wrong with succulents!

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Belated Birthday Greetings! I am glad you had a lovely day.
Thank you for sharing another beautiful card with us.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beUtiful card. Live the flowers.

Barbara V

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, love the felt flowers, so different. These would be great on pictures or soft furnishings.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
So glad you got to spend your birthday exactly as you wanted to. The succulent garden dies are beautiful, Phil did a great job promoting them on Hochanda recently, and the mask makes the perfect background for them
Crewe Trish so sorry to hear you lost your brother on Saturday, my sincere condolences and sending you caring hugs xxxx

Love and hugs to everyone

Rosemary Stickland said...

Belated birthday wishes Sue, I am glad you had a lovely day.
Really like the succulents cut from felt.
Rosemary xx

Owlish said...

Belated birthday wishes Sue
I not sure about this card but I'm thinking it probably looks better in the flesh as they say
Joy Xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Nice card although not really my sort of thing but does how versatile your dies are.
Glad you had a lovely birthday.
Thanks for sharing,

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card, it's beautiful and the effect of the trailing flowers against the wall is brilliant.
Glad you enjoyed your day yesterday, I'm looking forward to my 30th later this year (Myra - don't!!!)
Pam, their incompetence beggars belief. Do any of them have a brain cell between them? You have to laugh or you'd weep.
Crewe Trish, I am so very sorry to read the sad news about your brother, sending love and prayers.
Alimecca, don't try too hard to be good - there's no fun in that!!
June S, good result on the PC front, good luck with the setting up.
Elaine, hope all is well with you and yours.
Lynda, if you are only as young as the man you feel - George has to go!!!
Belated congratulations to the comment winners - sorry ladies for forgetting.
love to all.
Maureen xxx

Sandy G said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

julie laz said...

How beautiful, I also loved yesterday's card but couldn't comment on it as I had a bad day, big crafty hugs 🤗 Julie laz xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The succulents cut from felt are very different and stand out against the wall background.

Sue those big birthday numbers don't matter, you are as old as you feel. Glad you spent yesterday how you wanted and enjoyed it.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, so glad you had the day that you wanted yesterday, relaxing and a good meal with no washing up sounds perfect. I love today's card with the Succulent Garden dies cut from felt. They look really life-like and as if they were just growing out of the old stone wall.

Tres - so sorry that you have lost Charlie Puss so soon after Fudge. Losing our pets really tugs at our heart strings.

Crewe Trish - my condolences for you and your mum. To lose your brother so quickly must be heart-breaking and my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Hope everyone else is having a better day.


Anonymous said...

The felt flowers look great against the "brick wall". Glad you had a nice day yesterday and remember age is only a number!! Love from Jackie xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Belated Happy Birthday wishes - glad you had a lovely day :-) Beautiful card today - love the flowers. Hugs xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Good morning All,
I can't wait to have a go at this card. Love the succulents cut out of felt. I'll need to get some earth tone felt however as all I have is bright colors.
Everyone have a good day.
Stephanie K

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card I love the felt succulents I'm glad you spent your birthday as YOU wanted

barbara macaskill said...

Glad you had a wonderful Birthday! I love this rustic card! The brickwork and succulents are perfect together! TFS!

CraftyJo said...

Like the background but I'm afraid I don't care for the succulents at all. Still, each to their own eh? ;)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have to say that I did admire this card when I saw it at Ally Pally. I had completely forgotten about using felt with die cutting and as I bought a load of felt when I saw you using it on TV (yes it really was that long ago) and have never used any of it, I really ought to get it out and have a go.


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue

Gr Karin

Jean said...

Just lovely!

Littlelamb said...

Hi Sue. So pleased to hear you spent the day yesterday as you wanted to. Lovely card today. It's a while since I have die cut any felt flowers. Must do so again. Thank you for reminding me and showing this lovely card.
Crewe Trish. So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Echoing Pam's comments today.

Glenharon said...

Good afternoon Sue and the happy gang of Wilsonettes,
Sorry Sue but we have had lovely thunder and lightening this weekend and i have had everything switched off that i could switch off and working old school. I know but i am absolutely terrified from it so i am so glad that i have a gas cooker and a lighter, at least we could have something hot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely lady(belated), i am so pleased that you had a lovely day and hey going up into the over 50's club isn't as bad as you think, ;-D I hope that you got treated like the lady you are flower as you deserve it.
Todays card i think would be perfect for any adult as it is not frilly and fussy, so even my sister in law would like it and that's saying something i can tell you. The flowers done in the felt have such a different look about them, which i think for someone that had sight problems it would give that textured feel so that they could see the card with their fingers. Thank you flower for such a different wonder today and i hope that where ever you are that it is a lovely day. I got my stamp prize on saturday so although i haven't tried them out yet, they are so pretty the flowers, all i have to do is summon up the courage to cut them all out, lol.
Well me, the dog and a few other wee people were all in hiding this weekend because of him up above moving around his furniture. That i can handle, it's when he starts playing with the electricity and making the skies light up that i get terrified. Never quite got over the panes of glass that shattered one night when i was small just through the thunder and lightening. Campbell spent the time on his ipad and phone when they were working, along with Rory, but me i had turned off every plug that i possibly could so i got my knitted shawl finished to the border which i am picoting off the stitches at the moment. I hope that where ever you all are that you had a better weekend than that.
Nice to see you back Nanna Tina, sending you welcome back hugs and hope that you are having more good than bad days flower, it's a long road but your blog friends are all here for you. x
Pam, before i left/ was pensioned off they had built a beautiful new building that had all this gorgeous glass, state of the art(supposidly) air con but the lovely windows were sealed units, not one of them opened and the state of the art air con, was more oftener on the blink than working, oh unless you count it putting through hot air on stifling days and freezing cold air during the winter. So many people were off sick and yes some off us believe it was caused by the air con, it certainly didn't help when bugs were going around. They are now pulling all staff out of the building and putting them back in the old building that was falling down which was the reason for the new building in the first place. Menage or brewery comes to mind, either way they couldn't run it.
CreweTrish, i am so sorry to hear/read about your big brothers passing, sending you and your family hugs and prayers flower, your mum will be absolutely devastated as no ones' child should go before them whatever their age.x
Maureen, you stop being bad to poor George, what that poor man has to put up with. I wonder if it's your cheekiness that he fell in love with all those years ago, lol.
Sending hugs down to you Tres on the loss of your baby, it's like losing a member of your family when you lose your baby 4paws whatever kind.
To all this weekend's winners i am so sorry that i am just congratulating you today but you will so enjoy your prize when it arrives.
sending love and crafty hugs to all our lovely Wilsonettes,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm following Norah - at least I was when I started! She is a very good lady to follow - except when she is on that scooter!!!
I'm another one who hasn't used felt for ages and I rather like it. Are CE thinking of bringing out some more ? It would be nice and as CE quality felt is excellent . I like today's card very much . I don't have the succulents but Phill is clearly smitten by them and made me re - think!
Thank you! I'm so pleased you had a good day yesterday and as has been said age is a number and often means very little !!!
CrewTrish - so sorry to hear about your brother - how kind not to mention it on Sue's Birthday! Thinking of you all.
Alimeeca - Alison - I see you are trying to be good! This is not easy! If you are Maureen - it's impossible!
Maureen - Thirty!!! I'll go along with that it means I'm still at school!!!
Laine - I think you are still missing ! Getting really concerned about you! Hope you feel well enough to come back very very soon!
We've just returned home today from visit to younger son and his lovely wife! That's why I've been late and/ or quiet!
Thanks Pam - but sorry for all your troubles at work!
Love to all,
Myra xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I really like this Card. The background is so good and the Succulents do look real.
Thanks for sharing.

I'm pleased you had a good Birthday. Don't forget age is just a number, I'm sure your head doesn't acknowledge what the number says anyway, lol.

Best wishes

Unknown said...

Great card, lovely colours and the felt makes a nice change

Glad you had fab birthday


craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, beautiful beautiful card and the flowers are lovely, I forget about felt flowers and I do have a fair bit,
A Belated Happy Birthday and you enjoyed it which is the important thing don't you think, xx hugs Johanna

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, this is certainly an unusual card, like the way you have the succulents growing out of the wall & the way you have produced the wall.

Pleased to hear you had a nice relaxing day, ending with a lovely meal, ideal!

CreweTrish sorry to hear of your loss.

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Sue
I am so pleased you had an enjoyable Birthday yesterday. A nice relaxing day followed by a lovely meal sounds just great.
I remember seeing this lovely card at AP last time and really admired it then.
The background is just perfect for this card. The die set contains a lovely selection of pretty flowers when used in the usual way with paper or card.
Lesley S x

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those flowers are beautiful. I am pleased you had a good birthday. I cross the boundary next year. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Jackie xxx

liz spooner said...

Really lovely, great for a gardening man.xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue and a belated Happy Birthday for yesterday. Not so sure about the felt flowers but I love the stone walled background

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue so glad you enjoyed your birthday. The felt flowers are very effective I love the wall background too
Crewe Trish so sorry to hear the sad news my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Sending good wishes to all

Annie Stamps said...

Really like this card Sue. Absolutely love the flowers, they look fab on the wall background.

Annie P

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Beauuuuuutifully done love it. Love the felt too 😁

ethansnanna said...

What a lovely card, today, love the idea of
the cascading flowers,

Doreen x

Theresa said...

so sorry i missed your birthday. happy belated ...0th :). this is a lovely card and you are right about felt. they do look like succulents, hugs xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Belated birthday wishes for you Sue, hope you had a fantastic day !
Wi-fi here has been gone since Saturday and with that I couldn't comment
on the last few days cards but must do say they are all very nice.

Congrats to all the comment winners, enjoy your prizes.

Sending hugs to anyone who have lost someone recently will it be
a relative or a pet, it is sad in both ways. My thoughts are with you.
Also hugs to Nannatina, Elaine, Wheelybad, Tina, Pat,Laine, Yvonne,
and to my lovely friends...........
Maria x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

First of all, Happy belated b-day! Glad you enjoyed your special day.

Yesterday’s card – Love it! So elegant and girlie.
Congratulations to comment game winners!

Today’s card - Great card, lovely colours and beautiful flowers.

Crewe Trish – So sorry to hear about your brother. My sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
VeeCee - Welcome to the blog.
Saba – Welcome back.
Pam – I am speechless.

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

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hello Sue,
So glad to hear you enjoyed your special day. Today's card is lovely, I love the simplicity of the shaded antique linen wall as a background for your beautiful succulents display. I wasn't sure about this die set initially, now I know I need it!

Brenda LL, thank you
Pam, thank you too, I'm fine, just needed a kick up the proverbial to get me back on track, Sue's Birthday was the nudge for me.
Crewe Trish, I was so very sorry to hear your news, sending my love to both you and your mum at this dreadfully sad time.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,

So pleased you had a lovely day yesterday, it's only what you

This is a really different card for you, But it shows us just how talented you are. You are brilliant with all materials/mediums.The felt flowers are really beautiful. YES I like this one.

Love Brenda xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I am so glad you had a lovely relaxing Birthday yesterday. I really love todays card !!! I have not seen the stone wall mask before but it looks great. So many techniques you could do with it. Your Succulent Flower Dies look fab !!! These dies are now quite high up on my huge long wish list that never seems to go down !!!!!!!! Such beautiful flowers. I never realised they had matching stamps to, which I think will now be another " must have " !!! I love how you have made them from felt, but when I saw Phil Martin demo them on Hochanda I knew I needed them as they just look such versatile, pretty flowers, and there are enough dies to make four different looking flowers. What fantastic value. Thank you for sharing today's beautiful card. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Crew Trish, I am so very sorry to hear the sad news about your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love to you and your family love from Tres x x x

A big thank you to everyone who left me lovely comments about loosing another of my much loved fur babies. Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue stunning card I love the flowers they are beautiful
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Beautiful card Sue very dimensional perfect just perfect
Glad you had a wonderful birthday 🎉 it's not that bad getting into your thirties Nudge nudge wink wink. Lol
Echoing all Pam's good wishes
Take care out there folks
And don't forget to hug all your loved ones too

DeCor said...

Absolutely adobe this card.

DeCor said...

Absolutely adobe this card.

hettygarlick said...

Those succulents look amazing like that - very realistic and quite different to the way they look when cut from card.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
can't believe a day has passed and I've not commented......
Love your shaker card, and in particular the shading of your lovely hibiscus.............
Hugs, Rose

Geordie Jan said...

Happy belated birthday Sue, hope you had a lovely the background on this one, and the succulent dies show how versatile they are x

Viki Banaszak said...

I am glad to gear you had a great birthday! What a fabulous card! I love the succulents. They are my favorite plants, I think because they seem so alien.

Rach83 said...

Wowzers! I love this card, Sue! The felt flowers give such dimension and texture. The composition is spot on too!

Thanks for sharing your talent with us every day.

Rachel x