Thursday, 3 August 2017

You Make Me Smile

Hello there my crafty friends!  A pop of bright blue to catch your eye today!  I started by cutting the Atlantic Ocean Background out of coconut white card.  I left a wide margin around it and added mounting foam.  A backing of white card was added for a tone on tone look.  I cut the Bermuda die in Royal Blue card and added a silver mirror card backing and added it to the centre of the background.  I cut the centre of the Bermuda in white, added a silver mirror card backing and cut the centre out to create a frame.  I added foam to the back.  I stamped my sentiment and cut the inside die from the Bermuda to create a decorative look around it and glued it on top of the sentiment.  The frame was added around the edge and then attached to the centre of the card.  I tied a messy bow out of matching blue seam binding and added it with a pearl button in the centre.  White and blue mats and layers were used 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...

Lovely card Sue, so beautiful and I love the bow too.
Thank you for my gift of the stamp set, lovely floral theme and such a large set. You are so kind with your giveaways.
Muriel, glsd you are enjoying your holiday, don't try to overdo it. New York is huge and so much to see. Have a great time.
Elaine, I hope Andrew is feeling better and gets some help from his Consultant. It is so hard to watch them go through this and there is nothing you can do to help just be there for support. Please take care of yourself too. I'm disgusted that there are putting expense before your safety.and welfare. Have a word with your MP, see if they can help.
June, thanks for the tip with the foam, I have the TH and the Eureka presses so will keep that in mind.
Sharon, I have the same problem here so I do understand. Little by little you will get there.
Crewe Trish, as long as you are enjoying your holiday. Stay in the shade, nice cool drink, good book and my iPad, I would be in heaven. I don't tan, just burn (was a redhead before hair turned white blonde) so no point trying. Enjoy your holiday.
Karen hope the ankle is a little easier to bear and that your hubby is okay too.
Daily hugs to all, thinking of all of our poorly and missing friends, have a great day.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card, love the bow.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Diane King said...

Lovely card. Xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card,love the silver shinning through.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the contrast of the bright blue and crisp white, not to mention the big bow!
Echoing Pam's comments again. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card this morning again. The colours are lovely. I love the dies too.

Barbara V

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card, I love the Atlantic Ocean background, very versatile. I also like the way you have added a silver shadow
Pat x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really lovely card, such a classic colour combination, one of my favourites. Have a great day all. Bx

Jan Sayer said...

I like the colours you've selected today.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
This is a gorgeous card today, I love the dies and colours, the Atlantic ocean die is a real stunner im so glad i brought it.

Pam glad you liked the stamp set, That's what i received too when I won, im still practising with stamps as im new to it, so i watch you tube and a lot of John Lockwood and Phil Martin for tips and techniques to learn and I have brought a stamp platform now and find it so useful.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that are poorly or in need of them.

Have a good day all

Marion Scott said...

Very elegant card Sue and I love the royal blue card and the silver peaking through
Marion S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a truly lovely card today, the royal blue colour on white is really elegant, love it.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, hope you are enjoying your rest.

My craft room is in a real mess at the moment, I need to spend some time over the next few days sorting it out, but I have got loads of Birthday cards to make for this month, so I need to do them first.....oh decisions, decisions.

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

Debra K. said...

Sweet card! Debra x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning card I do love your square cards.
Pam since developing rheumatoid arthritis I can't go out in the sun without factor 50 and then can only sit in the shade.Elaine I hope everything goes well for Andrew.Rosemary thinking of you.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the bright blue colour you used on this design, gorgeous dies that make a very pretty card.x

Chris Curry said...

A smart and elegant card Sue, and the sentiment made me do that too, smile that is. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the nautical blue and white xx

Netty The Runner said...

So beautiful Sue. Looks very classy. Silver shadow sets it off really well.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card. Love the blue and white,it's very striking.

Karen Drew said...

Very elegant. Lovely colours
Karen xx

Jan Jay said...

Love the colours of this, another gorgeous card Sue x

Lyn Cleasby said...

This is a lovely card, Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what a beautiful card today love it the colours you have chosen are brill use this die a lot
Thank you sue love always
June horrocks xxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the shot of colour on it.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card using my favourite Atlantic Ocean background die.
B xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card love the background. Laura O

Scottydog said...

Well Sue you make me smile too with your beautiful offerings! Like the colour combination action of this one as it is my favourite colour. As usual a lovely card. Thank you!

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another Lacy blue card my favourite combination. I just love lacey dies. And I really need to get this background die. Thankyou Sue for you lovely card ideas and tips. Where would we be without you. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Royal Blue on cards so elegant. can't stay on long M*******s now 2 a week so painful.
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely elegant card.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A very pretty card love the colour amd the bow .
Catherine V94 xx

P Austen said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card, so nice to see your bows are back. Love this one and the colour too. Hugs xx P Austen

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card with the stunning Royal blue!

Krafty Runner x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful design, that blue is such a rich looking shade.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Owlish said...

Love this card great colour and l like the silver shimmer very effective

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card today, I love the colours such a lovely contrast. Very nautical.

Love Rosemarie X X

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue,a very pretty card xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just love the bubbly swirls of the Atlantic Ocean background, that is such a beautiful die and sets up the Bermuda focal point perfectly - great card!


Suemac said...

Such a lovely card

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, the sentiment goes right back to you!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card Sue

Hugs Helen x

Anne said...

What a lovely clean looking card this morning, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really lovely card, I love the silver dropped shadow, it is so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card with beautiful & classic colours used.Yvonne xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the blue and white together x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all . Such a beautiful card this morning . I love colours you have picked for this card. The drop shadow with silver behind the blue looks lovely ..... Wendy

BenteS said...

Lovely card, and the colour combo is so pretty :))

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
a lovely, crisp card - just right to cheer up a grey day. I love that colour of blue (and that's me as a non-blue person!)
The Atlantic background is such a beautiful die , I love it.
Hugs, Rose

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card and don't the blue and white look classy together. SueL x


So, so pretty Sue. I love the pearl button - not seen those before. All in all a gorgeous card. Thanks Sue xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card with a lovely bright pop of colour - gorgeous!
Doreen R

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card again for us.
Not so nice here today, the rain is coming down like stair rods!!!
Take care everyone, Jess xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card! I love the colour combination, the dies used and the gorgeous bow!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a striking card and I love that gorgeous Royal Blue card you have used.
Lesley S x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Very lovely card,stunning blue & white,wish my bows looked like that.
Sorry I missed yesterday's card,the Angel is my favourite & that card is gorgeous,
Spent most of yesterday at the hospital with my ankle,got to have metal strips put each side,but waiting for swelling to go down more!
Best wishes
Karen M

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue and such a beautiful shade of blue.

We are going to see the bosses of our flat today about the door situation and also the aggravation from the lady in the flat above me ,she has started to stamp and bang her feet again and letting the cat run riot in the early hours above our bedroom floor { her lounge } we have told the Deputy and kept the time and dates of every occasion on Friday last, she woke me at 1.30 slamming the door and was just walking up and down and banging , the cat was running wild and i think perhaps he tripped her up on two occasions , either that or the drink was having a huge effect, this went on until 5 30 in the morning , Monday night when i went to bed her TV was so loud i could not concentrate on my book , finally at 1.40 it all went quiet but sadly i was still awake at 3.00 i just could not get back to sleep . I have just about had enough .

Andrews Consultant has brought his treatment forward just one day , so today and every 2nd Wednesday ,she has also put him down for another scan hopefully it will be in a week or two .

I must crack on and get ready

Sending big hugs to all especially my besties
Take care
Elaine H X

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh I do love today's card I think it is the colours you have used that appeal to me but your design is brilliant too
I will wish everyone well this morning as I have to go out in a min so have a wonderful day folks
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

ursula said...

I just love the Bermuda die, and this card made with it just looks amazing...the colours are so beautiful together.....stunning...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card this morning. Love the colour combination
Elaine I hope you get some joy from the bosses today.
Karen, hope you manage to get your ankle sorted soon, must be very debilitating for you.
Sending love and hugs to you all,Alison xx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue this is a beautiful card right up my street, love the colours,dies and bow.
Elaine oh poor you having to put up with all that noise. You are right to keep a note of everything. Tell the managers when you see them today they must do something about it and the door,Hope Andrews chemo goes okay, how is John? Sending special love and hugs to you all.
Karen wishing you and hubby well, sending love and hugs.
Crewe Trish, thank you for thinking about me but concentrate on your holiday and have a drink for me !!! ! Sending love and hugs also to Donita and Pam xxxxxxxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

I love the splash of bold blue. xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous, love the Royal Blue! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely shade of blue you have used today.
Such a pretty lacy looking card.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, love etthe colours.
Rosemary xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely colours and lots of delicate lacy detail.

Mavis L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card it makes me smile also. Mavis L x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the clean and crisp look to this card. The royal blue card and bow are really rich looking and the touch of silver mirror is the perfect backing. It made me smile.

Elaine - good luck with the housing officers, hope you can make them see sense.
Karen - I hope the swelling goes down soon so that you can get your metal plates in place.
PP - good to see you if only briefly. Hope you are fully recovered soon and please give my best wishes to Laine if you are speaking to her.


Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Dearie Pies,

We should call this Atlantic Blue, because it's so nautical and looks great with white.

I love your mix of raised and recessed.

So sorry about the bureaucratic setbacks.

Today at work, an editor gave me my assignment for Saturday, working in a food truck at a waterfront event, and writing about the experience. It's a truck that serves barbecue, and he followed up with advice from the owners. "Don't wear any clothes," he began as my eyebrows rose, "that you care about." Also no bracelets and no stiletto heels. No problem! For once I'm looking forward to working on a Saturday.

I'm nodding off. Happy holidays to all those on vacation. Blest wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who wish they felt better, and really huggy hugs to all takers.


Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card. I love the Atlantic Ocean Background, and with the Bermuda Die such a great partnership and the colour choice is great.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Made me smile! Lovely.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Each/Every Morning I Open Your Tremendous Blog I'm In Total Awe At
The Remarkable Cards You Produce, Beautiful Selection Of Colour Palette Also Fantastic
Array Of Cutting Dies, Today's Card Is Just So Very Impressive I Love The Coconut White/Royal Blue
Together With A Touch Of Silver Mirror Card (Still Haven't Purchased Any As Yet Lol!!!)
Sue, You Always Explain Everything So Extremely Well So We Can Follow Your Instructions If We
Wished To Use Your Idea Or Put A Little Twist Of Own To It......
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Royal Blue/Silver Mirror Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression White Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls"
"Creative Expression Blue Seam Binding (To Create Your Messy Perfect Bow)
"Creative Expression Pearl Button"
"Creative Expression You Make Me Smile Sentiment"
"Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad" (For Stamping Sentiment)
Star's In Today's Card:-
Two Magnificent Sets Of Cutting Dies
"Sue Wilson's Atlantic Ocean Background Cutting Dies" From The Atlantic Collection
"Sue Wilson's Bermuda Cutting Dies"
Sue, You Started Today's Tremendous Card By Cutting The Atlantic Ocean Background Out Of Coconut White Card
You Left A Wide Margin, Then Added Mounting Foam To It, Backing It With Another Piece Of Coconut White Card
To Give A Tone On Tone Look.
You Then Cut Out The Beautiful Bermuda Cutting Die In Royal Blue Adding A Silver Mirror Card Backing Then You
Added Mounting Foam To The Back Then Placed It Into The Centre Of Your Background.
Sue, You Cut The Centre Of The Bermuda Die Out In Coconut White Card, Then Backed In Silver Mirror Card Then
You Cut Out The Centre To Create a Frame, You Added Mounting Foam To The Back, Sue Then You Stamped
Your Sentiment, You Cut The Inside Of The Bermuda Die To Create A Decorative Look Around It Then Using
The Acrylic Glue You Glued It On Top Of Your Sentiment, The Frame Was Added Around The Edge Then Attached
To The Centre Of Your Card.
Sue, You Then Tied A Messy Bow Out Of Blue Seam Binding, You Placed The Bow To The Left Lower Corner Of
The Bermuda Die, Then You Placed A Pearl Button In The Centre Of Your Bow Adding Pearls Here/There,
Then You Placed Your Background To A Piece Of Coconut White Card With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Using
Mounting Foam, Then You Added A Royal Blue/Silver Mirror/Coconut White Mat/Layer
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card I Love The Beautiful Sentiment
Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Vie Carter said...


CraftyJo said...

"You make me smile" - I now have a lovely song in my head by Simply Red :)

Pretty card today, as usual, and - also as usual - I'd do it without the bow ;) ;)

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card sentiment is so useful

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Sorry to be absent yesterday but we had no internet connection, yesterday's card was beautiful with your 2017 angel on the pixie powders background. Today's card is equally lovely and thank you for the instructions on embossing with the Die in place, I keep forgetting how to do that
Elaine sorry to hear you're having all that bother again with the woman upstairs and with your access, hope you can get things sorted soon.
Karen hope the swelling goes down soon so you can get the ankle fixed

Love and hugs to everyone

Pawprintx4 said...

A nice "crisp" card today. Blue & white always look wonderful and it's a great shade of blue to show off these pretty dies. The sentiment says it all.
Stephanie K

Jaye said...

Beautiful. I love all the dies in the Atlantic Collection.

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. This is a very elegant looking card with the blue and white. Love the bow and pearl button.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. Love the bow and the pearl button just sets it off,

Meg Owen said...

I think this card is very elegant and with a change of sentiment could be used for so many occasions.

Love Meg

barbara macaskill said...

Awwww! You make ME smile every single day when I stop by your blog and see what pretty confection you have created for our perusal! A beautiful card! TFS!

Jean said...


sued99 said...

Lovely card. Definitely makes me smile. X

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Perfect for ladies and gents alike

Judy Hollers said...

As always, the card is lovely. I especially love the pearl button you used on the bow! The use of the blue and white together make for a striking card! Someone will be the very proud recipient of this card!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies and colours, I love the look of the silver shadow, very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Sue MacFall said...

Great card, the colours are just perfect and the ribbon sets it off so well.

Eunice said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the color.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

The simplicity of this one makes it extremely elegant - love it....

scrAPpamondo said...

Such great use of Bermuda dies! Love this card, so elegant and clean!

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card and of course it's white and blue, one of my favourites!

June x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card and always my favourite colour combo.xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, gorgeous blue/white, stunning background and flowers.
Di B. x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
I meant to write that gorgeous button and I put flower, a touch of oldtimers I think.
Di B. x

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Beautiful x
Lots of love everyone x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful card even though it is quite simple. The dies are doing all the talking.


Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning card today !!! A true Sue Wilson classic. I think the whole of the Atlantic Ocean Collection is stunning to !!! The background die is beautiful. I love the design of it. It looks beautiful in white, complemented by the beauty of the Bermuda die in that gorgeous blue. I love the little touch of the silver mirror card to. It looks so classy and elegant. I really love cards that have differing levels to them. Raised and recessed both at the same time. I think it looks very clever. Straight away when I first saw this card the sentiment made me smile !!! Such a lovely sentiment. I love your little bow and dazzler to. They make the perfect finishing touches to your card. Thank you for sharing your stunning card today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful fresh looking card, Love it.
Thank you for sharing.
Big Hugs, Brenda xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today. Love the white with the slash of blue and the twinkle of silver. Stunning. Love the bow too, very traditional Sue. Thank you for sharing.
Live Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
Elaine I hope you get your housing problems sorted. Xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Elaine so sorry to hear you are having all these problems with your neighbour again. Hope you get us sorted. Echoing Pam's comments.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the layering on the focal on this card. It is so pretty.

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. The lovely strong blue and silver work so well together. Your 'messy bows' are a delight, mine are just a mess.
Elaine, hope you can get something done about your noisy neighbour soon.
Take care everyone.

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful royal blue and white card. Gorgeous. Xx

Marie said...

I love all of your cards Sue and this one is a true Sue Wilson one. With my house on the market I have to keep the place tidy for viewers and I am such a messy crafter that I'm not doing very much right now. I'll be so glad when this period of my life is in the past.
BFN Marie

Debbie Barker said...

Beautiful card, I love how you layer white on white

SueJ said...

A gorgeous card Sue, blue silver and white are a great combination.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful textured card