Thursday, 20 July 2017

For You

Hi there my crafty friends!  Back to the Vintage Handbag set for today's card offering.  I cut the decorative base die from the Prism Striplet three times across a piece of coconut white card to create the background.  I backed it with Silver mirror card.  Next I cut the Sumatra die outer shape in black as the back mat of the focal element.  I cut a smaller white one and added it and then layered up the Java die in white.  I cut the Vintage Handbag in silver mirror card and backed it in black.  I added it to the centre of the layered mats.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Flags, using a larger one as a mat in black.  I attached it to the left side of the card peeking out of the frame.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Squares Set A and B to create a black and white multi-layered frame for the card.  White, black and silver mirror card were used for mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Love the card Sue, lovely. Very striking.
Rosemary good news about the appointment, just goes to show what they can do. Will keep my fingers crossed fir you.
Cheryl, Milky May sounds delightful, those 2 years have flown over. Such precious days.
Yvonne, really, how did your boys end us with normal names . Hope your eyes are recovering well. Glad you are back.
Carmen, how sad you will feel that the Kid is leaving the team but I'm sure he will stay in touch with you all. Wish him good luck in his job, hope his health continues to be good and that his new colleagues are some way to being as you as his present ones .
CraftySueToo, I'm not surprised the SML team didn't show their nasty arrogant faces. What goes around comes around and one day someone will do it to them too. They are behind you now, happy times ahead.
Bejay, you amaze me, the things you can turn your head too but please be careful. Hope the arm us not too bad.
Elaine hope Andrews treatment goes well, will be thinking of him.
Daily hugs to all, caring about our poorly and missing friends, take care all. No car park fir me lol.

hettygarlick said...

Very smart! Those colours work so well together. x

Pam said...

Sorry Cheryl, meant Milly May x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
The striplet makes a beautiful background to a lovely card.
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what an elegant and classy card, love it, the colour combo is perfect for the stylish design. Have a great day. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very elegant little card so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

No mistaking a Sue Wilson original here , stunning card Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Absolutely lovely. The little handbag is now the focal point that can be seen and not fighting to be noticed like in last week's sample. There's something quite powerful and striking about today's gifts, I'm not sure if it's the colourful choices or the selection of dies you've used, but it's a really really lovely samples, you maybe showcasing your vintage handbag here but the samples as a whole is stunning.
Sending much love n hugs and wishing you a good day xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love that handbag! Makes me think of my Mom!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card Sue.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful, elegant card. Thanks for sharing Sue.
Thoughts and prayers to all who need them.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant card im so glad i got that die.
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again today, the colours go so well together and create an elegant card.


TDQ Karen said...

What a lovely design, I really like the monochrome look xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gosh I like this card especially the effect of the striplet background, looks like a quick and easy card to make too, going to try this one.

Pam as always I reiterate all you have said, I just went over the past couple of days comments and it really is lovely to see such friendly and awe inspiring comments, Sue you have a wonderful bog family here - but you knew that already didn't you. xx

Off to get my hair cut this morning, hope the rain holds off otherwise it will grow quicker (my mum always used to tell me and my sisters that if we got caught in the rain that our hair would grow quickly - and we used to believe her - ha ha!! )

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

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very elegant card, love the colour scheme.
Thanks for all the good wishes, I haven't retired though I need to find another job!
Carmen, it's positive that the Kid feels able to look for another job, but I can imagine how difficult his leaving will be for you all.
Cheryl, I can't believe Milly May is two already! Hugs to . Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,really very striking.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card. The Prism Striplet die makes a fabulous background.x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card x xhazel

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I agree with others that this striplet die makes a fabulous background.
Marion S x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, looks like it should be framed and hung on the wall. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Debra K. said...

Very striking card today! Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. beautiful card this morning . I love how you have created the back ground with the Prism striplet die. As always you have a great eye for colour and the handbag just finishes the card of beautifully.
Crafty hugs all round... Wendy

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I really like the background you have created. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really stunning. The background works like arrows, drawing your eye into the centre.


Jan Sayer said...

Love the background - I have the die so I must have a go.

Scottydog said...

Good morning Sue, this card is just so elegant & striking. I like black & white cards & I especially like the effect of the striplet background. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Drew said...

Love the background. Stunning card.
Karen xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This looks very art deco to me Sue. And very nice it is too. Love the background. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love how you have created the background and the black and white double layer frame is so clever. Thank you for another brilliant idea Sue. Sending best wishes

ethansnanna said...

Love this card; would do for all ages too!

Doreen x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, I haven't got these dies (yet!) But they make such an elegant card. Black and white is my favourite, favourite colour. So pretty. Hugs xx P Austen

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Wow this is a stunning card and love the colours and background I have the dies so will be having a go at this one.

I reiterate all Pam has said and send healing hugs and love to all

Have a good day all

val jones said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. So feminine.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful sophisticated card today, black silver and white is always a classic look. Love the background, that's not a die I've got so hadn't appreciated the effect it gives. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments again today. I think you would need a large brolly in the car park thus week but the cool breeze might be quite pleasant! Oh what are we like!! 😀Xx
June aren't mums great with their sayings, do you find yourself using the same ones? My 20 year old text me the other day because she had used one of my sayings on her uni flat mate about the trail of mess left behind, she thought it was funny, but scary because it means she's turning into me!! Xx

Owlish said...

Another very elegant card love it very much

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Don't know if its the heat but another M****** and this was a blinder, still hurting!
Love the Little Handbag I have those Dies they are beautiful!
Love Marg

Laura O' Connor said...

Another fantastic card sue. Love the background. Laura O

Suemac said...

Perfect combination

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, brilliant background and the handbag is just gorgeous.
Love and hugs Alison xx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a great card for a handbag fanatic like me - love it xx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue I bought this lovely die not long ago not used it yet but I'm going to do this card for my lovely daughter in law sam thank you sue xxxxxxxx
Love June horrocks xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card this morning Sue love the colours you have chosen it's s perfect and the background looks great using a striplet I must have a go at creating backgrounds like this thanks for the inspiration
Hugs to all that may need one
Take care and be kind to one another
Tharaes G xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love what you're doing with the Prism Striplet lately and the Sumatra/Java combo make the perfect backdrop for that dinky little handbag, it's so cute!


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely elegant card for us today. Love the background. This would be suitable for all ages.

Love Rosemarie X X

June, my Mum used to say that me me. Funny how these things stick. My grown up children often say they are turning into me because of my funny sayings and find themselves using them to their children. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, so elegant.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, brilliant background. Love the monochrome.
Hugs, Rose

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you've used x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card , love the handbag and the striplet die .

Carmen , i can understand how you feel ,but feel sure the kid will keep in touch with you all, wishing him Good Luck in his new Job and continuing good health.

Rosemary , so pleased you have your Appointment, no news on access but i will take a note out of your book , i will be phoning later .

Pam , Andrew just text me treatment is going ahead , will echo you again today thank you xx

Big hugs to all .
Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the way everything pops forward from that fab background

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love the dies and the handbag, sorry just not sure on the colours for a girly card.
Elaine so glad Andrew is having his treatment, all the best to him. Sending love and hugs.How is Mary?
Crewe Trish and Donita thinking of you as usual.
Sharon hope you are feeling better.
Pam sending love and hugs your way have you had prescription yet?.
Love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

This striplet makes a stunning background to this gorgeous card.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very classy card. Love how you have used the Striplet for the background. That's why I love your Striplet dies they are so versatile. The Vintage Handbag is gorgeous and anyone loving there bags would be over the moon to receive this beauty.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anne said...

Love the composition and colours you have used here, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning & elegant card today with a Art Nuvo feel about it. Yvonne xx

SueJ said...

Not sure about the colours for this card but that aside the card is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
I love the background you have created with the gorgeous Prism Striplet.
Your handbag card is really stunning and I can feel a few more dies being added to my list!
Lesley S x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card, love the combination of silver black and white and the prism striplet makes a lovely background for the Sumatra and java dies

Pam echoing you and special hugs to all in need of one

Love and hugs to everyone

stitchingranny said...

Oh I have that striplet but never thought of using it as a background. Pretty card.

Helen xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very elegant card love the background.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for a beautifully composed card - love it.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, the bag sits beautifully on the dies you have chosen and makes a very pretty card, love from Jackie xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and the Rest of You,

I'm with Izzy about the great Sumatra/Java combo, and with Marianne's Craftroom on how everything pops forward from that fab background, and with BridgetCG about it being a stylish design.

Unlike almost everybody, I'm a little standoffish about the handbag. I'd use something else, a flower, heart or sentiment, I guess. Or whatever the person's symbol is, like butterfly, cat, flip-flops, dragonfly, lizard, bunny, pineapple, etc.

This was an exciting entry. Very clever how the Prism Striplet seemed to make a big X with it's center covered by the focal element.

Carman, so sorry about the Kid. Do you think he needs to get away from so many people who expect him to be a courageous hero all the time? Maybe he'd rather be human and complain? Or maybe he needed better benefits? Yes, sad for you, probably good for him. I hope you'll send him off with our best wishes too.

Rosemary Powell, I want you to know that it feels so good to get love and hugs from you. Love and hugs to you, too, Rosemary. Thank you!

And oh my goodness, you are one lucky ducky, Bejay. Not just for your wound being relatively small, considering the circumstances, but like you said, that it came after you finished almost all the work. Whew, it scares me to think how close you came to disaster.

And finally, can we all learn from Yvonne's experience: Never store glitter above eye level. (But picturing you in protective craft room goggles did make me smile! Good one, whoever said that.)

Wow, how did it get to be Thursday already? I barely finished complaining about it being Monday. This must be why people have to retire. Time gets going so fast, there isn't room for 8 hours a day at work.

Enjoy your day, all you dear hearts.


Doreen said...


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love how you are using your dies as backgrounds and this is a lovely card but like Donita I would use something different as a centre piece.
Elaine good news about Andrew.Rosemary hugs as usual.June my mum used to say eating your crusts when having a sandwich made your hair curl.Bejay how is your arm.Sharon when do you get results

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card, I love how the handbag doesn't 'hit you in the face' on these designs, I always need to look twice lol

June x

Pawprintx4 said...

A striking card today. I am seeing a lot of use for the Sumatra die.
Going to be very hot here today. Everyone enjoy your Thursday,
Stephanie K

Theresa Pace said...

love the colour combo and background, hugs xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, great card, love the handbag. Great colour combination.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Vie Carter said...

Love these mini handbag dies


BenteS said...

Lovely card!
The handbag is so elegant :))

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue I just love the littte addition of pearls on the handbag

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is Truly Luxurious I Love The Tremendous Colour Combination
Although I Wouldn't Use Mirror Card I'd Use :The Stupendous Pearl Silver Foundation Card" Which I Adore.
As Your Aware I Really Love Black/White Card Together I Find It Extremely Striking.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad" (To Stamp The Sentiment "For You")
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black/Silver Mirror Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression White 3mm flat Backed Pearls" (On The Strap Of The Handbag)
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Vintage Handbag Die Set" (From The Necessities Collection)
"Sue Wilson's Prism Striplet Die Set" (From The Striplet Collection)
"Sue Wilson's Sumatra Die Set" (From The Indonesian Collection)
"Sue Wilson's Java Die Set" (From The Indonesian Collection)
"Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Noble Squares A/B Die Sets" (From The Noble Collection)
"Sue Wilson's Stitched Flags Die Set" (From The Frames/Tags Collection)
Today's Card:-
You Cut The Decorative Base Die From "The Prism Striplet" Three Times Across A Piece Of
"Coconut White Card" To Create A Magical Background Then You Backed It With "Silver Mirror Card"
Glueing Into Place Using "The Cosmic Shimmer Glue"
Next You Cut Out "The Sumatra Die" Outer Shape In "Black Card" As The Back Mat For Your Extremely
Exquisite Focal Element, You Then Cut Out A Smaller One Out Of "Coconut White Card"
Sue, You Then Cut The Very Striking "Java Die" In "Coconut White Card" Which You Layered On Top
Of Your Focal Point Quite Exceptional, You Then Cut Out "The Vintage Handbag" Out Of "Silver Mirror Card"
Backing It In "Black Card" You Added To The Centre Of Your Layer Mats Using "Mounting Foam" For Dimension
You Stamped Your Sentiment "For You" Then Cut It Out Using "The Stitched Flags Dies" Using A Larger Die To
Mat In "Black Card" You Attached To The Left Hand Side Of Your Card Just Peeking Out Of The Frame You Had
Created Using "The Double Pierced Noble Squares Set A/B" To Create A "Black/Coconut White" Multi Layered
Frame Just Remarkable, You Attached Your Frame To Your Background By Using "Mounting Foam" Then Glued Onto
A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Which You'd Added Your "Famous/Signature/Piercing"
Then Added A "Silver/Black/Coconut White Card" Mat/Layer
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card
Thank You For Taking The Time To Explain Things So Extremely Well
You Inspire Me Each/Every Day I Can't Thank You Enough For That.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant in the white, black and silver. The little pears on the handbag are a gorgeous finish touch.

Suzzette Yandle said...

An interesting and intriguing card design today. Wishing you a fantastic weekend.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!!!
Love the silver card, very striking and elegant card.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,stunning use of colour way & the little bag finishes it off.
Best wishes
Karen M

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, what a very pretty card today. I absolutely love the prism die and there are so many things you can do with it.


Anonymous said...

Have already emailed Sue, but just to say am taking a crafting break. Have had no broadband or landline for some time so couldn't leave comments (a savvy engineer found squirrels had been biting through telephone wires!) It made us get on with some vital work, both in our half-renovated house and also some extra things animal-wise.
Thanks for all the friendship and sharing laughter and tears and big hugs for number one - Pam.
Final words on Yeti - he will now let me stroke him at feeding times, without striking back - well, most of the time. You will no doubt be relieved that this is the end of the animal stories lol !!
Hope all of our poorly ones and carers get the good news they so need and sending happy wishes.

'P' in Wales

sued99 said...

Really like this one and love the way you've used the striplet. X

Jan Jay said...

Very pretty Sue love the prism striplet its so versatile x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card. love Jean Z xxxx

liz spooner said...

This card design is brilliant. So good for the lady who shops.xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Simple but effective and a classic colour combo... Gorgeous

ursula said...

Just love the colours you have used, makes it stand out beautifully Sue....luv Ursula xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very stylish card and the Prism Striplet makes a great background.

Beejay - hope your arm is feeling better and that you heal quickly.
Carmen - I know you will miss the Kid but I'm sure he will take good memories with him. Wish him the best of luck from me.
'P' - I wondered where you had been and I'm glad your absence was only due to pesky squirrels. Good news about Yeti and when you return (I hope you will eventually, I'll miss your stoeies) that you can say he is now sitting on your lap!


Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
A really elegant card. I think it has a bit of an art deco feel to it x
A very quick comment today. Had a long session with a very large pile of ironing x
Happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, the colours are just right.
Rosemary xx


Love this cards, especially the colour combo. Thanks Sue x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design. Those dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card I love the handbag and the background is amazing
Elaine so glad Andrews treatment can go ahead
P good to have you back those pesky squirrels can do a lot of damage
Sending good wishes to all

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Nice card, can you say a sweet card, anyway I find the bags sweet :-)

P in Wales- take care, will miss your cat stories x
Elaine- hope all went ok for Andrew today, you take care x
Carmen- good luck to Kid, hope all goes well for him x
Yvonne- glad you better, take care x
Sharon- looking forward to meeting you soon,wish you better x

Hugs to you all and extra to the ones who need some.
Maria x

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. The handbag die looks lovely.

Annie P

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is amazing, i love the handbag against that beautiful background.
I love the colour combo too, very elegant.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
I love today's card black & white my favourite combo. The Dies are gorgeous te card is stunning.xx
Love& Hug''s Lynda Brock xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Echoing Pam's comments.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the unusual background, love black & white cards, the little handbag is so sweet.
Di B. x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I love this card!! It's very ME!! I do admit I have a thing about any form!!!

nattyboots said...

Just a quick up date Andrew had his treatment today, he is always wired up with a small bottle of treatment to go home with , well he decided to go to the friendly Speedway tonight with his uncle ,the police were having a search when they entered ,Andrew said the Policeman went a shade of green when he felt the wire then the bottle , however he did laugh when Andrew explained all.

Take care off to my bed now , hope you all have a good night
Elaine H X

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a striking and clever design. Thank you for sharing your brilliant ideas with us.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the prism background. Xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm late again! I know!!
It's been a busy old day and After this it's bed for me!
A lovely card today and I even have the Dies!!! Saba creatively used the openwork part of the handbag Die behind a heart in an Anniversary card for my husband and myself! Who is a clever girl then???
I love the handbag Dies and they could easily be a " signature" for me Donita!! I love bags and shoes!
Elaine - you have just made me laugh! A bit of a shock for the policeman but great
Andrew is getting out and about!
Carmen - I did read your quote and it's very true!
PP - are you wearing a crash helmet as well as safety goggles? It may be a prudent move! Good to see you!
Night Night everyone for whom it is night and good morning to all getting up!
Lots of love, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
A great card that really shows off how well your dies work together. Love the striplets background.
Muriel x

Jean said...

So pretty!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card with a great design;feminine and elegant.Love all the dies you have used to create this card.Thank you for the inspiration.

Dear friends, the Kid found a job in his field Business management. He’s very excited about this opportunity, but sad that he is leaving us. As we are on shut down next week and many are not in, we will have a farewell lunch tomorrow in the office lunchroom. We are happy for him, except our GM . You should be naive to believe that a young person will stay in a job with no opportunities for ever. It’s time for this Kid to move on with his life, to try new things. If not now, then when?

He says Hi and Thank you for the good wishes to you all. He wishes to everyone to be happy and healthy and sends to you all crafty hugs.

A big hug from me as well.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Latenight Sandy H said...

Love the design of this card, though the black is not to my taste.
Carmen, hope the lunch goes well tomorrow. All good wishes to the Kid in his new job and for good health in the future.
P in Wales, you will be missed. Take care.

Diane King said...

Striking card. Xx

Marie said...

Another lovely card Sue and I actually have some of these dies. I would love to dash to my craft room and start finding the right dies but unfortunately my house has just gone on the market and I am in the horrible process of sorting and packing. I live alone and have passed my 86th birthday so I'm not getting on with it very fast. My house agent actually suggested that I keep the house tidy for viewings and I haven't learned how to do these crafty things and keep tidy at the same time. Anyone out there with any suggestions.
I make a point of reading most of the comments daily whatever else is on my agenda for the day.
Love to all.

PS With my limited vision it takes me ages to prove that I'm not a robot LOL

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