Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tropical Silhouette Card



Hi bloggers!  There is nothing prettier than a silhouette against a sunset sort of background!  I will show you how to achieve this very easy look in this video.









 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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137 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, cheers up a very miserable morning. Wish I was there.
CraftySuetoo, that's typical of employers today, no respect for experience, knowledge or loyalty. Will a 19 year old be able to cope. You must feel so stressed, unwanted. Yesterday anither 3 people out their notice in, one of them is renowned throughout our offices fir his expertise in Bankruptcy cases, he deals with top law firms and they keep sticking him on the phones for hours each day and his Work can't be done by anyone else so it doesn't get done. He us now so fed up and stressed that he is going end of October, what a waste.
Elaine, Andrew is having a whale of a time, hope he lands Moby Dick.
Laine, you should have left the cleaning and got uncle some whiskey he will never have noticed. Enjoy the visit.
I'm sure the twins will have a good time, lots of lovely stories about their grandad too.
At hospital today, see the Respiratory physio, consultant on 7th July. Think infection has now cleared up but breathing still laboured but not as bad, thank you for asking.
Hugs to all you special people, and our missing and poorly friends.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, great card, can imagine myself sitting in that chair.
Marion S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely card today on this rather miserable morning, what has happened to our sun today, certainly gone to sleep here in Kent anyway. Will watch the video later.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. It is such a shame that experienced good staff are leaving in droves, sounds like your management team are going to be in big trouble very soon indeed - loyalty and experience should count for so much, once they have gone you can never replace them, their knowledge is invaluable.

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

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Oh how I wish I was sitting in that chair lol! Fabulous card and great video! I especially love the background you've created using Creative Expressions colour cloud inks.
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is such a bright and cheerful card and would make anyone happy.
Pat x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Can't stop just packing my case with summery pretty floating dresses, cool cotton shorts and a few tips as I'm off to book our flight to paradise, are you going to share this destination with us that has the most idyllic sunset Sue, is it mentioned in your video ? Guess I'll have to wait till 4-paws and 2 legs are out in a little while. Your sample really is beautiful and makes me long for the warmth and total relaxation with a padded sun lounger watching the sun go down with a long cool pina colada, I've never had the kind of luxurious holiday where you see such wonderful colours painting the sky with beauty but I'm sure you have the background colours just so. A dear sweet blog friend sent me a photo of something similar she made for a friend and it's gorgeous Sue, hope she has the confidence to send you a photo too, it really captures a tropical sunset just like your sample has done. Thank you for the inspiration and pipe dream, I shall be watching how very soon now and can't wait. Sending my usual love n hugs your way xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue miserable morning here in Ireland too. Your card is so bright and pretty. Laura O

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.WOW WOW WOW What a stunning sunset. Wish i was there in that chair with drink in hand and toes dipping in the sea lol. Your background is gorgeous. I have tried to do that but mine just keeps coming out like dirty dish water lol. Thanks for another great video i will watch it over again to practice and see if mine turns out any better. Wish me luck.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

P Austen said...

A lovely, cheerful card to brighten up a miserable morning. However, it could mean a crafting afternoon!! Will watch the video later when I'm on my own and everyone's out. Love the background and will have a little play later. In the meantime, I will dream of living on paradise island. Hugs xx P Austen


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I'm visiting family so will watch the video later.
B xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a beautiful card, so relaxing and peaceful.
Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card it seems everyone wants to escape to paradise and just watch the sun go down.(Well we can dream) Thanks for the inspiration, great video.
Jan x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue. Colours wonderful.

Lyn Cleasby said...

This would make a fabulous Aussie Christmas card, Sue.

Debra K. said...

Really lovely card today Sue! Debra x

Clai01 said...

I never really make silhoutte cards? not sure why...? but this has inspired me. x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card and a fabulous video. Great tip about layering up the colour clouds. I'm going to picture this card all day and when I'm feeling stressed I'm going to imagine that I'm sat on that deckchair with a long cool drink in my hand, the only sounds are the gentle lapping of the sea in the distance and a few crickets chirruping. The seagulls aren't screeching - I can go outside to hear that for real!
Pam, what are your managers doing? Surely they should be fighting to keep experienced staff! Thanks to you and everyone else for your kind words, yes I am feeling unwanted and useless, but I know that it all comes down to money, why pay someone with experience when you can get a school leaver on minimum wage! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely cheerful card, just right on this dreary morning. Catch video later.
Annette x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Winter is really here now - your card is a reminder of beautiful summer days. And I thought I didn't need colour clouds - oh dear!
Lovely card !
Hugs
Muriel x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
A bright and cheerful card love the background.
Catherine V94 xx

TDQ Karen said...

I love this kind of card, stunning background, just want to be there xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning-I'm transported there in my mind!!! The Colour Cloud ink is so beautifully vibrant and these three colours are going straight on to my shopping list. Thank you for the tutorial and great inspiration.x

Jan Sayer said...

Cards with a sunset look great.
Jan
Northampton

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful. How lovely it would be to be sat watching a glorious sunset instead of a dull morning!!
Luv
Karen xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, this is just where I would love to be right now : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Krafty Runner x said...

Good Morning Sue,

Picture perfect for such a wet dreary day!
Wishing I was there!

Krafty Runner x

Chris Curry said...

Not just a birthday card Sue but a wish I was here card. LOL. Thank you. Have a good day. Xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card Sue we are just back from sunny Portugal. So this is just nice for me to see. Just calm and relaxing. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-hope to see sunsets like this when we go back to Florida in September.

Michele

Denise Bryant said...

Wow... love this tropical scene! Awesome colors and silhouettes!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card! Very tropical. Thanks for sharing.
Pam.....good luck with the physio. My breathing has not been good these last few days. The heat and poor air quality don't help!
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card. The background is brilliant.

Barbara V

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love today's card, makes you want to get ready for a holiday.
The colours are amazing and blended so beautifully.
Pam, glad your breathing is a bit easier just take things slowly, slowly.
As always I echo your summary.
Off to watch and learn.
Patricia xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card - wish I was there instead of looking out onto a dull, rainy and chilly day!
Pam, hope things go well for you with the respiratory physio today. I don't know what your management team are doing, experienced , valuable workers handing in their notice should be sending big alarm signals to them!
Maureen, don't know about Mermaid - more beached whale! Xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Really like the silhouette cards, Sue, and this tropical scene is magical. Great sunset background - thanks for video with know-how!
Sad for CraftySuetoo and Pam and her colleagues for such difficult and insensitive employers.
Pam - hope hospital trip is of help, echoing (again).
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely restful card but I need to watch the Video next to see how to do it!
Pam maybe management have been told to let people go, its cheaper with 19 year olds running the asylum lol! Soon they will be replaced too!.... now thats a thought.
Love Marg

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. I'd like to be there!

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. A gorgeous card Sue for male or female, very relaxing to look at.
Crafty Sue too and Pam, your employer's should be ashamed of themselves, I'm afraid in today's world it all comes down to money. Pam hope all goes well today. Elaine and family, Crewe Trish, Donita my love and thoughts are with you and also to you all
Elaine hope your eye is better. Xxxxxxxxxxx

Anne said...

What a beautiful scene. Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I'm looking forward to watching your video later this morning as I absolutely love this exotic card. What a great card to receive in the post. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, looks so relaxing! X

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, just wish I was there on this wet miserable morning. Off to watch the video.
Wendyx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Wish I was there! Definitely brings back memories of holidays past and hopefully future. Fabulous card.
Hope you get on okay with physio today Pam. I had to see the respiratory physio earlier this year and it was a big help although hasn't solved all my breathing problems.
Thoughts and prayers to all.
Crafty hugs.
D xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card. I could just do with a couple of weeks in a place like this. Looks perfect.

Pam your management team sound horrible. I am afraid loyalty and knowledge count for nothing nowadays. When I was working I was told that loyalty to one firm etc., was now considered a sign of weakness and lack of ambition. That goes against everything I was brought up to believe. So glad I am no longer in the work place. X

Love Rosemarie X X

hettygarlick said...

That's very effective. I love the background.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I adore your beautiful sunset background, a very uplifting card on this rather dreary, rainy day haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, you are making us all dream of being there sat in the chair. It would make a great retirement card wouldn't it. The video is great as always. Thank you.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Unfortunately what should be ringing alarm bells to employers probably makes them rub their hands together in glee at the amount of money they are saving. They will probably outsource the work and standards will slip even lower. Gone are the days of staff being appreciated and hard work rewarded. Sending you hugs, I hope all goes well at the clinic today xxx

karenlotty said...

Love it! Will look at video later Must go and get ready for work!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Oh, this scene is so like my garden last night!...lol...yes, honestly....and I'm desperate for some rain, we're saving as much water as possible from showering and washing-up to keep my most precious plants alive...

but I will check out your how-to video in a moment...

Izzy

Suemac said...

Bright and cheery

SueJ said...

This is lovely and the background superb.
Great die set.

hollyberry said...

Love this card.

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue love the colours can't wait to watch the Vidio wish I was there at the moment sat in that chair your card is awsum xxxxxxxx June horrocks

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and die. love Jean Z xxxxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good Morning Sue, lovely brings a bit of Summer to this otherwise rainy morning xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and the Cool Kids,

Does anybody know how many time you have to keep applying the three colors to get that effect? And do you swirl any to keep from having a line? Or is the motion for applying the colors always horizontal? That would be literally along the horizon in this case!

If I may weigh in on how a company can let experienced people go, and give their duties to a much lower-paid person. The whole idea is to get rid of the people who were expert in how it used to be done. If you were deemed redundant, they can't hire somebody to replace you, because she would be redundant too. So they hire someone to do your job and another job. The new people aren't slowed by maintaining standards. The new global economy has no time for standards, until there's an injury and a lawsuit. But for now, the standard maintainer is just wasting everyone's time and slowing the system down while there're trying to speed things up.

In the new economy, we're supposed to invent our own jobs rather than try to find an existing job. Watch, suddenly there will be an explosion of card making businesses on both sides of the pond.

Best of Tuesdays to everyone.

Love,
Donitato

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card sue. Enjoyed the video.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Very atmospheric card, transports me right back to the tropics.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a bright & cheery card it really lifts your spirits. Yvonne xx

gwen70 said...

Wow stunning card Sue, adore the sunset

Sue MacFall said...

What a cheery, fun card ! Thank you Sue.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is the perfect "wish I was here" card. It's gorgeous and your shading is just awesome!
Hugs, Rose
PS. SO glad it's finally raining here........... All my little flowers say "thank you"

stitchingranny said...

Nice bright card to start the day, very exotic.

Hugs
Helen x

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue, i wish i was sitting there , { a Gal can but dream Sue } will watch the video later.

Pam i hope all goes well with your Appointment .

Andrew says it is way too hot for the carp to play ,however he was in the middle of a very bad thunderstorm last night when he phoned so hopefully it will be cooler today and who knows ?

Right folks i am keeping it short as i have an appoint at the Docs, i look as if i have done a round with Cassias Clay ,still got the little white spots inside the bottom lid and now the top of my eye is all puffed up .

Take care everyone and big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Stunning card this morning . I love the back ground you have created and the silhouettes. I wish I was there as its raining here this morning. Going to pop the video later, thank you for sharing.... Wendy

Wacki Macky said...

Wonderful card Sue, I can just taste the G&T!

The dies make such a lovely card - with your expertise in creation that is!

Thank you.

val jones said...

Amazing. Stunning ,Beautiful Sue.

Love Val in Spain xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Bright happy card, love it.
Lydia
X

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh how I would love to be there in the warm sunshine although I am on holiday it is a damp dull start to the day aww well it is better for my little pooches
Will watch the video laters as we are heading out to Padstow
Have a wonderful day whatever you are doing
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Annie Stamps said...

Stunning card Sue, will watch the video in a little while when I get some lunch.

Annie P
xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, this card really does look like a tropical paradise. Love the look and it just goes to show the quite often less really is more!

Lisbeth

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue love silhouette cards and the background is stunning love from Jackie xx

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. It just transports me away from this very grey day. X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, makes me wish I was there, looking forward to warmer days.
Pam, companies don't seem to bother nowadays, when I started work I was the office junior and learned from the more experienced people in the office, then when someone retired everyone moved up and a new office junior was appointed. That is not the norm anymore.
Hope your appointment goes well, take care everyone, Jess x

ursula said...

Oh wow, what a lovely card, just love the colours of the background you have made with the colour clouds...do not have these die sets, maybe have to add it to my list...thank you Sue..luv Ursula xx

snowy said...

Gorgeous card. Love silhouettes. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful tranquil card ooooh to be sat in that scene relaxing and watching the

sun go down.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love how you have set the silhouettes against the sunset background. Thanks for your video.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely tranquil card. Carry on dreaming!
Doreen R

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

An ideal card for this cold, wet and miserable day. It really is a stunning creation

June x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Summery and stunning x
Love this card - it is the card that transported me to a far away tropical paradise. The waiter there helped me pass the time and it was a very enjoyable experience. Lol x
Apologies for my absence yesterday. Virgin were performing maintenance which meant that we had no internet and problems with the TV channels. I was in bed quite early before internet access had returned x
Very excited that you will be the star of the day on Saturday on Hochanda - it has been too long x
Think I am almost ready to go into 2nd gear folks so watch out x
Lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

SHARICA said...

Lovely bright card xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card when you showed it on your previous launch and I still love it now. Good to have the video to show me just how it should be done - I had taken the inspiration to make a card with different dies which didn't turn out too badly but not as beautifully as yours.

Pam & CraftySuetoo - I am so glad to be out of the workplace now. Prior to being made redundant some time after the firm was taken over I was lucky enough to work for many years for people who believed in and upheld the old standards. New people, new methods = nightmare. Sorry for the position you both find yourselves in.
Pam - hope the hospital visit goes well and the physio can help you.

I would like just a little of the sunshine from Sue's card to shine today please, since before I got up it has been raining constantly. I know some areas in the South need the rain and I am glad they have it but we have had enough!

Frances

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Omg I can feel myself being lured in to the warmth of thatcard and me sitting on that chair with no one else around and a laaaaarge cocktail or several lol. It just looks so calming love it xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Before I Mention Today's "Stupendous Video Tutorial Also Exceptional Card" You've
Shared With Us Today, I Couldn't Be More "Thrilled" To See That You're On
"Hochanda" For A "One Day Special" From Saturday "1st July Going Into Sunday 2nd July"
I'm So Looking Forward To To Watching Also Taping The Tremendous Shows.......
Today's Card Is "Phenomenal" Also Quite Strange In A Way As I Managed To Finish My Take
On This Card (Now On It's Way To "Mauritius" Our Second Home)
As I'm Sure I Mentioned I Didn't Have The Colour Cloud Blending Inks Required At The Time, So I Used
"Tim Holtz Distress Inks" I Was Quite Pleased With The Background, But Your's Is "Outstanding"
Today's Card Is Exotic With A "Luxurious" Background, Using "Magical Dies" To Create Such A Beautiful
Card.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Smoothies"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink" "Lemon Meringue/Baked Peach/Scarlet Women"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Double Pierced Rectangle Dies"
"Sue Wilson Tropical Collection "Island Paradise" This Set Comes with Palm Trees Etc"
"Sue Wilson Tropical Collection "On The Beach" This Comes With Parasol/Deckchair/Cocktail Glass Etc"
"Sue Wilson Birthday Wishes Die Set"
Exquisite Products For A Very Impressive Card.
Sue, You Started With A Piece Of White Card Then You Started Applying Your "Colour Cloud Blending Inks" Using
"The Smoothie's" To Help Blend The Colour Into Each Other, After Each Application You'd Heat Dry
Then Apply Once Again Until You'd Reach The Colour You Required.
You Hand Cut Silhouette Hills/Sand Out Of "Black Card" Also Out Of "Black Card" You Cut Out The
"Palm Trees" Glued Into Place, Then A Small "Sign" Glueing Just Under One Of Your Palm Tree's"
Cutting Out Of "Black Card" Also "The Parasol/Deckchairs/Tiny Seagulls" Sue, You Glued All Onto Your Card
Then You'd Created A Frame In "Coconut White Card" You Added "Mounting Foam" Once You Applied
Your Frame You Added Your "Birthday Wishes Sentiment" Fabulous Font You Cut This Out In "Coconut White/Black"
Placing The "Black" To The Back For Shadow, Adding Your Background To Your "Coconut White Famous Signature
Piercing" Then "Black/Coconut White" Mat/Layer.
Who Could Ask For More Such A Extravagant Masterpiece First Class Video Tutorial With Lots Of Tips/Techniques
Example The Awesome Background.......
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Your Blog Inspires Me Each Day
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx


Jaye said...

Just gorgeous Sue, love the effect. It's so summery and it's so relaxing being transported to somewhere tropical. Wish I was there!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Florida to me. (smile) Very pretty.

Jan D., FL, USA

Kate's Cards said...

Love it! So many silhouettes can be placed against the fab background.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Pawprintx4 said...

Just got back from the beach and it looked just like this is the evening! Makes me wish I was back but will need to wait awhile. I love the silhouettes against a beautiful sunset background.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is lovely I would love to be sitting in that chair drink 🍸in hand it would have to be non alcoholic because of my medication but never mind.
Pam I hope today's hospital visit goes well.Elaine hopefully your eye should soon be cleared up.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the background.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Vie Carter said...

Fab card love the tropical theme

Vie
x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are gorgeous. I could just do with a nice relaxing time on a beach. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful background and stunning beach silhouettes for a fine sunset setting. I'm ready. Let's go to the beach.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card. I can just picture myself there, jug of the pink stuff at my feet and a full glass in my hand while a nubile young man fans me with a palm leaf - ahh dreams ha ha. Great dies, wonderful colours and super card, thank you.
Pam, hope you get good results at the hospital today.
Elaine, hope your eye gets sorted out and it's nothing serious. Tell Andrew to cast his line in Alimecca's direction, she's like a beached whale so he'll certainly get a big catch there ha ha.
Alimecca, beached whale or mermaid, I'm still in awe of your swimming abilities.
Yvonne, lovely to see you. Glad it was internet problems and not health problems.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I love this silhouette background is very impressive enjoyed the video
JOY Xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today. I'll look at the video when we're home from the hospital.
As we'd been away inbetween hospital visits I seem to have missed a few cards. They are beautiful cards. Some of my favourites.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card and great video too, would love to be on that beach now with some of Maureen's pink stuff. Great news that you'll be on Hochanda this weekend, can't wait

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

ethansnanna said...



What a gorgeous beach, anyone would love to
be there!!!



Doreen x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful sunset card, the silhouette design makes it all the more striking. Bx

Carol Worwood said...

Lovely silhouette card, makes you want to be there! x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a lovely card, so summery. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Narrowboat girl said...

Love the sunset. Teatime & then I shall watch the video

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I want to go there- fab card but I'll have to wait to later to see how it was made.
Beverley W

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous background Sue and a very beautiful card
Gr Karin

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Silhouettes are so effective and with such a wonderful background it makes a stunning card. Do love this fun die set

Scottydog said...

Hi .Sue, Lovely background using the colour clouds, I enjoy playing with those. Nice idea to do a silhouette card, makes a change. Sorry I seem to have missed yesterday's card - not sure how that happened!
So pleased to hear you are gracing our screens this weekend - long overdue!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, love the sunset and silhouette

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. That seat looks very inviting.
Best wishes
Dorianne

liz spooner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card today Sue.xx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely stunning! I would love to be sitting on a beach seeing a sunset like this! TFS!

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely sue and her crafty crew!

Ooooh, how exotic and enticing, sun, summer, sea and sand, beautiful....and so unlike the weather we generally experience in Scotland!
Whilst it has poured down all day here i have been dreaming of exotic far away lands with lush palm trees and a little oasis against the hot white sands....i am being waited on by a tall, bronzed Adonis, much more muscular and handsome than Yvonne or Maureen's companion, whilst i too sip a jug of that lethal pink cocktail that made Maureen three sheets to the wind:-) If only it were a reality.........well, at least i have this stunning card and fab video to comfort me with:-)
I was super excited to notice on the blog earlier that there will be a show on Saturday featuring our Sue!!??!?! How utterly wonderful! I immediately checked the TV appearances on CE website for a list of the products and was astounded to see that its the new festive collection being displayed, my thrill levels are now stratospheric! I cannot wait......and it gives me four whole days with which to convince my Mum that i simply cannot live without this entire collection....initially, my tentative enquiries were met with indignation after all, my latest spending spree is still fresh in her mind, but i have time on my side:-)
As is our way, Yvonne and I just had to touch base and call each other to express our glee....its the best thing about having a felllow Wilsonette as a friend.....in fact, she was on such a high that she decided that she would like to make the treacherous journey North of the Border and visit me later on in the year! Eikes! I realise to my detriment that i have been rather too accommodating of her peculiarities and she now thinks that she is welcome.....she did promise to cook her scabby potatoes, white choc brownies and lemon poppy seed cake though so maybe i could tolerate her for a little while, what do you think?:-)
The house is in total disarray at the moment, my Mum is actually cooking?!!??!.....she's playing the dutiful sister and force feeding my Uncle till he's fit to burst....and Darcey is in a bit of a state at having some stranger invade her lounge and offensively, SIT on HER chair! She has spent her time either out in the rain or on the back of the sofa glaring at Uncle B furiously:-)
Pam, hope your appointment went well.
Elaine, i wish i could swap places with Andrew, i could do with a little sunshine and heat:-) Hope you got to the bottom of what's wrong with your eye, it sounds painful.
Huge hugs to all of my blog besties and their loved ones, plus anyone in need of a cuddlexxx

Crafty hugs and love

Laine1972xxx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card and sunset. Thank you for this stunning card. When I lived by the sea we often had stunning sunsets. Echoing Pam's comments today. Thank you Pam. You do it do well.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card!! Especially as it's pouring down with rain here!!! We can dream...!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm late again! Sorry! I'm even later than Laine and she has a house guest! He doesn't seem to be the cat's whiskers though!! Lol!
This card is so restful and beautiful! I have two Adirondack chairs in the garden - however today you would have needed a jacket, boots and a mug of soup instead of the cocktail! It just ruins the ambience! Thank you for the tutorial and I can refer to it again and again if necessary!
The Birthday Wishes Die has become a favourite of mine! It's very clever!
I'm sorry I haven't been able to read everything today - itsjust been one of those days!! Sorry!
Thank you Pam and thanks againSue,
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen)!! Xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card.
Rosemary xx

Craftychris said...

Absolutely stunning! Love this! xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card.
After the soaking I got today - I wish I was there!!!
Hugs Brenda xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
Gorgeous card so bright & cheerful if you shut your eyes you can imagine your in the deckchairs
Great video as usual.
Sorry for not getting in yesterday beautiful card & for late comment our internet hasn't been very well for a few days.
Got it back about an hour ago.Also had a fall indoors last week hit my head on the floor & scraped my
Forehead nose & lip on the carpet pulled a muscle under my arm. Face isn't a good look they have scabed over now think they look worse now. Just hope they clear up by Sunday as it's my big birthday (70) my family are taking me for a meal.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hug's for everyone xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful sunset card Encouraging many of us to think of holidays past and in the future. No sunset here in Sussex tonight as it's pouring. Much needed by the garden though.
Very much looking forward to your shows this weekend. Xx

Tressa said...

From the comments above, it would appear that I have had almost the sort of weather in your card but without the palm trees. Just bright sunshine, glassy seas and pods of Pilot Whales and Beaked Whales popping up in the seas between Iceland and Northern Ireland.

But back to to this lovely card. Love the design and the colours!

Teresa

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Just watched your video,really good,love the way you made the sunset,I'd just like to frame the card & always have a brilliant sunset to look at.
Good night
Pam hope all goes well,
Karen M

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I have been absent for a few days. (It was just the usual illness and symptoms. ) I love today's video and gorgeous Tropical card !!! I love your background technique to, those colours all seem to blend together so well. You have created such a stunning sunset scene. What a fab idea to cut your dies in black and use them like silhouettes !!! I love all of your Tropical Dies Sue. You said your frame was made using the double pierced background dies. I know it is a bit cheeky but are you going to bring us a Set B background die set to go with this set ? I use my Background die set all the time and a matching set B would be fantastic !!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card and fab video today. I am so pleased to see that you have shows on Hochanda at the weekend. I will be recording and watching as many of them as I can. I have really missed not seeing you on tv for such a long time now. Take care Sue, sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending everyone lots of love from Tres x x x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this card and the colours are absolutely stunning.
Thank you for another fab video of how you made this.

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CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Oh dear, you just put some salt on the wounds with this card because I cannot go on vacation soon enough. Sun, sand, ocean and palm trees are the perfect scenario for my vacation. Thanks for this stunning card and another great video.

Pam – Hope all went well with your appointment.
CraftySuetoo – Sorry for what are you going thru. This is everywhere. If you are over 45 years old, don’t be surprised if one day you are not allowed to enter in the office or the security will escort you to pick up your belongings. No notice, nothing. You go to work in the morning and once you get there you find out that they decided to let you go. This happens in many companies here. Sad, but true.
Maureen – If you want to get rich, start selling the pink drink. Everybody wants some, I want some too...
Lynda - Poor you. All the best. Take care.
Elaine – What the doctor said? Hope your eye is better. Your post is the one I check first every day since Andrew left.I cannot wait to read more about his adventure. It reminds me of all those days spent in the Danube Delta waiting for the big carp. Early in the morning or late in the evening were our favorite hours of fishing. I have great memories. Different life then and there... Hugs for you all.

The highlight of the day, beside of Sue’s beautiful card of course: the Kid came back to work today. He totally surprised us. He feels good, he looks good and the pathology report is good. What a day!

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Eunice said...

This card is amazing, makes you wish that you are actually there!!!!

Latenight Sandy H said...

This card looks gorgeous. Oh for a tropical holiday! I'll save the video until tomorrow as my eyes are rather tired.
Take care everyone.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
This is a really fantastic card, could be used for so many occasions. So colourful.Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
OH, if only money was no object!!! I love these dies, and the card is so simple, but very dynamic
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. It has a very relaxing feel to it. Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Marie said...

Good Morning Sue and all,
This is a superb card and brings back beautiful memories of days gone by. I lived in Canada for 22 years and for 20 of those years spent 6 months of the year in Florida. Your card transported me back to those days and I thank you very much.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Diane King said...

Love this technique to get those vibrant colours x

Theresa Pace said...

simply stunning, hugs xx