Sunday, 10 September 2017

Smooth Sailing

Good Sunday morning all!  I thought I would share my message in a bottle card today.  I was trying to make it look like it was bobbing up and down in the ocean, but I couldn't resist putting a small ship inside of it either.  LOL  It is just barely visible under the dew drops I used in the shaker.  I started by inking a light cloud background then cutting an aperture in a piece of coconut white card with the Message In A Bottle Die.  I filled my bottle treat cup with some dew drops (from my stash) and sealed it with acetate.  I added my small ship (it was actually from the Little Treasures die set) to the piece I removed from the aperture, then I glued it to the back of the treat cup behind the acetate.  I cut several of the waves from the Nautical Accessories die set out of differing shades of blue and glued them across the card.  I cut the sentiment from inside the Porthole but cut away the outer ring and glued it to the top of the card.  I added several seabirds to the sky from the Island Paradise die set.  The card was finished with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x 8 1/2" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Clare Powell!!!
Heather Toms!!!
Kate from Kendal!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x









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100 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it. Such fun,Crewe Trish, made for you.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Elaine, my fingers are tightly crossed for good results from Andrews scan. When will he get the results. Hooe Helen and your grandson will be able to attend the wedding in 2 weeks.
Maria, it's no fun not being able to sleep, no wonder you feel like a zombie, have you spoken to your doctor.
Crewe Trish, happy cruising, what an amazing trip you have had so far.
June, hope the eye test went well, did you get to know straight away.
Stephanie, it must be so good knowing your brother and his family are safe with you. So glad the storm veered away from you.
Laine, tut tut, you will delay the dentist until you have toothache. Make your appointment, you know you should.
Carmen, hope your visit went well.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A fun card today, love the dew drops as well.
Congratulations to all the comment game winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Congratulations to the winners, have fun.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a fun card! So many occasions that it could be used for, live the colours and the dew drops.
Congratulations to the comment game winners- enjoy your prizes.
Hugs
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Lovely card and so very different. Congratulations to all the winners.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Everyone,

Fell asleep watching the video and didn't manage to comment.
The waves in different colors make me happy.
Congratulations to the comment winners.

Love,
Donita

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a fantastic card. It's so clever how you have made it. The colours are beautiful and the Dew Drops are lovely . I don't think I have seen you use them before. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and l Wilsonettes, what a wonderful card today, you are so clever to think up these examples.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. The eye test went really well, she could not see anything untowards although it has to be checked by the consultant, should have another check in a years time. I certainly like the Saturday appointments, easy to park in the hospital and not many people around, so different from a week day when it is mayhem at times.

Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners.

I am going to be watching John Lockwood on Hochanda today as he has launched some new stuff.

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

Dragonsnap2 said...

Hi Sue, apologies for not leaving a comment over the last couple of weeks but I haven't been at all well and my head has been all over the place! I've done some very strange things recently
Love today's card and have managed to at least look at some of the cards I've missed and love them all too. Today's card could be used for so many occasions and a great male card too. Will definitely be trying it.
Congratulations to today's winners.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, what a great fun card, love the dew drops.
Congratulations to this weeks comment game winners
Marion S x

DeCor said...

Like this card as cheerful and bright but xan be used for a man still.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. This is a real test for our eye's at this time of day lol and I'm off to the optition in the morning ! The first reaction to your sample was a smile, how clever and what a fun topic, secondly, a squint plus a tap on the sample to enlarge the image to find your little sail boat, and I'm still smiling whilst tapping my message to you ☺ three other ladies will also be smiliwhen they see their names highlighted as your winners this week - well done Kate, Heather and Clare, enjoy playing with your gift.
Sending love and hugs your way Sue, and a day of love and happiness with a juicy roast on the side xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A very different card today. So cute and great fun.Love it.Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Jan x

Chris Curry said...

Another fun card Sue, I love the little ship in the bottle. Thank you. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great, fun design in lovely colours.
Congratulations to the comment winners and thank you to everyone for their wishes yesterday on my win.
Sue, I hope you are staying safe and that the terrible weather passes quickly;nature can be so cruel to us.x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Yay! I'm one of the winners thank you Sue, congratulations to Kate and Clare!
How cute is today's card? I love how you've come up with the idea of different shape treat cups! I would never have thought to fill wiith dew drops it looks fabulous.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, love the card Sue.

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, such a lovelyidea for a card especially male ones and those people lucky enough to perhaps taking a cruise.
Congratulations to the winners, Hugs xx P Austen

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely fun card today. What brilliant ideas you have. Don't know how you come up with them.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fun card.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fantastic fun card & one that definitely puts a smile on your face. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A fun card, love the bubbles in the bottle.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
x

Anne said...

A lovely fun card today, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love this fun card the colours used give it such a fresh look.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

BenteS said...

Such a cute and lovely card today :))
Pretty colours.
Congrats to the winners this week!

Suemac said...

A fun card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is brilliant for someone sailing away somewhere nice. I am in awe of your imagination Sue. Congratulations to the three lucky ladies today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a fun a different card this morning. Great card for some one going traveling . The little ship with the dew drops is so cute.
Congratulations to the winners..... Wendy

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a fun cheerful card today really lovely.

Congratulations to the winners enjoy your prize.

Sending Love and Healing hugs to all that are poorly and also whoever needs them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, such a fun one.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh this is such a fabulous card x
The colours are perfect and using the dew drops is ingenious. I have oodles of dew drops in my stash and have had them forever. I know what will become of them now! x
For the cynics amongst you who noted my absence yesterday and presumed that my early morning posts had proved too much and I couldn't keep it up - wrong!! I went to my friends on Friday and we had such a lovely time I ended up staying overnight. I didn't get home until 10am then had to get ready for a wedding and was out again by 12 x
I made it back home just in time to crawl into bed and watch Strictly - although my eyes were not open for the full program. So the plan this morning is to re watch Strictly in its entirety. The bits I saw led me to believe that 2017 is going to be a very good year x
So, after such a full on Saturday I will admit to being just a tad done in so pardon my inability to catch up on comments today!
Still so shocking to see the utter horror that is being caused by Irma and my heart goes out to anyone and everyone who is affected x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Princess Pixie! said...

P.S. Congratulations to the winner of Wednesdays card and the comment game winners x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love all your treat cup shapes and the bottle is no exception - this is such a fun card and I bet you had a whale of a time putting it all together!...and I have some of those dew drops too....somewhere...lol

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners...

Izzy

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great fun card today to put a smile on our faces. Aren't the dew drops great, I think there will be run on sale of those! I'm so glad you managed to take a photo of the boat, try as I could, I could not see it for looking! Take care, thinking of you and your family.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Xxx
June glad all went well xxx
PP yes I thought early comments had been too much for you but I'm glad that it was just you having a good time instead. Enjoy strictly, yes it's a good line up this year. Xxx

Clare Powell said...

Ooh I'm one of the winners today, thank you! Really fun card, the dew drops look great in the bottle x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely, cheery fun card. Congratulations to the winners xx

June Horrocks said...

What a brill card sue I love it I didn't notice the little sailing boat till Steph said it was there. You are so clever sue the beautiful things you create. Congrats to the winners
Love always sue. June horrocks xxxxx

karenlotty said...

Great idea Perfect for those travelling this time of year in their gap year

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fabulous card, love the dewdrops with the different colours filling the bottle, and the little boat is a great addition. Your creativity is amazing. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A great card today and such fun. I have to admit I found it very hard to see the little boat, old age and bad eyesight I am afraid. I am sure a lot of people would love to receive a card like this and perhaps a special message inside it.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jayona said...

I've just bought the bottle Die and cups and looking forward to my first creation.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A lovely fun card, what a great idea &I love the colour's used.
Congratulations to winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

stitchingranny said...

you always make such pretty cards Sue, though I am not a fan of the treat cup style of card.

hugs Helen xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Good job you did a separate picture of the little ship hard to find at first!lol
Congratulations to comment winners , enjoy your prizes.
Take care
Love Marg

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

The treat cups are fab and a great take on shaker cards...Particularly love the message in a bottle and this card is so much fun...
Congrats the winners...

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the message in a bottle set. Great card you've made with it.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A pretty and fun card today.
Regards,
Evis M.

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are well. This card is so cute and fresh. Lovely. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue
Beautiful card and a lovely idea.
Congratulations to your lucky winners.

Dragonsnap ,sorry you have not been well sending you big hugs xxx

PP So pleased you had a lovely time at your friends , yes strictly is going to be soooo good , have a lovely day xx

Crewe Trish , keep having a fantastic time , take care xxx

Pam pleased don't overdo it tomorrow , take care and look after yourself xx

Thank you all my lovely friends for Andrews well wishes and prayers , his scan went well { he just felt a little sickly later because of the dye they use } he will get the results in two or three weeks time , he says if the results are the same as last time , that was, { no more shrinkage but no more cells growing he will be happy } he tells me he feels better this morning and ready to tackle fresh fruit and yogurt then crumpets with jam for breakfast .

Big hugs to all who needs one
Elaine H X

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Amazing scene with the bottle in the sea!! Really creative, you are a genius!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm with scrAPpamondo - you are a genius. I love this card. And that little ship is just inspired!
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely quirky card!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

cute card ideal for a Bon Voyage.

congratulations to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really fun card today.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Rosemary xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card, it's fun and frothy!!
Pam, have you got everything sorted for tomorrow? I'll be thinking of you - what time are you starting?
Elaine, fingers crossed for Andrew's results and happy to read that his appetite is good.
Dragonsnap 2, sorry to read that you haven't been well, hope you soon feel 100%.
Congratulations to Clare, Heather and Kate.
I'm busy running in the Great North Run, so it's very awkward typing at the same time, ooh I can see P.P. just ahead of me ha ha.
So much destruction and sorrow in the path of Irma, I hope they all get the support they need and have cover and protection now.
Love to all,
Maureen (Myra's fiend) xxx

doreenj said...


Congrats to all the winners, enjoy your prize.

What a happy card today, it really made me
smile! Anyone would love to receive it,



Doreen x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really fun card to make and a great one to send to those difficult men.

Lisbeth

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab fun card. The little sailing boat in the bottle is so cute. Ideal for men and those with an interest in the water. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Scottydog said...

What.a great take on a ship in a bottle! A very novel & fun card!
Congratulations to the comment winners.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This is such a great fun card. I love the ship in the bottle and the use of the dew drops. I can imagine so many of us hunting through our stashes to find them, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Clare Powell, Heather Toms and Kate from Kendal.

Best wishes

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I think this card brilliant very appropriate colours and l love the way you called ur yacht a ship in ur bottle lol
Congratulations to the weekly winners
JOY Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love your fun card today with all those pretty colours and your ship in the bottle!
Lesley S x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card great design Sue
Gr Karin

Barbara said...

Fabulous card Sue!
I love shaker cards and this one is so cute.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue a very clever card today ideal for those sailors out there.
Pam take special care tomorrow take your time love and hugs
Elaine hope all goes well with Andrews scan. Take care all love and hugs
PP, Diane and Elaine what a brilliant start to Strictly! Love the rev!!!
Dragons 2 sorry you have not been well here's to a speedy recovery love and hugs
Donita and Crewe Trish love and hugs as usual and to you all.
Congratulations to the winners enjoy your prizes.
I am very sad that as soon as I told my so called friends I had epilepsy they have all not contacted me since despite me trying to contact them what with that and I can't drive I feel so isolated my horrid depression is setting in again so may not comment for a few days take special care all you are my lifeline at the mo xxxxxxxxxxx

Eunice said...

Such a cute card, love where you put the ship!!!

barbara macaskill said...

With a battleship instead of a sailboat this would be a great card to send to either a S.E.A.L. Or a Navy man! TFS!

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card.

sued99 said...

Fabulous, fun card. X

TDQ Karen said...

What a fab fun card and the colours are just perfect.
Congratulations to this week's lucky winners xx

Sarah Walsh said...

What a great and unusual card. The colours are lovely x

Pawprintx4 said...

I love all things nautical and since I have family on an island (good thing most of the time although not during hurricanes), cards like these are handy and go over well. Very cute & fun card. I have some of the components although not the bottle itself so need that.
I hope everyone stays safe during Irma and her friends coming behind. I am relieved my sis and BIL are here (plus 2 of the cutest Cairn Terriers).
Take care to all and congrats to our winners. A wonderful surprise will be in their mail box soon.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card!!!! Something really a bit different!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I have to say that this isn't my sort of card today but I'm guessing you know that already! It's a great idea though and the colours are lovely very coastal!
Sue - I've been watching the effects of Hurticane Irma on TV on CNN . Feel so very sorry for people who have lost power but praying no lives are lost!
Been a mad day here as we had a power cut from 8.30 am until just before 11am. For vital repair work we were told! So we had Sunday Lunch at 4 pm! There were eight of us and it seemed noisier than usual but lovely as always to see the grandchildren!
Elaine - Glad Andrew is enjoying his breakfasts and hope the scan results are good.
Rosemary - I'm so sorry about your friends' reaction to your illness. Some people just can't cope and don't know what to say! Just being normal is about right!! I do hope this doesn't upset you! That would be a real shame! Sending lots of love!
Saba is safely home! Just in case she doesn't get in today!
Maureen doing the Great North Run!!!! I hope Mo Farah isn't upset as she says she beat him!!!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a fun card love it

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is such a cute card I love the little boat you put inside
Congratulations to the three winners
Pam I hope you get on ok tomorrow don't overdo it take it easy!
Rosemary I'm so sorry your friends have not contacted you, some people just don't know what to say when someone has an illness so they put off getting in touch. It's a shame they don't realise they just need to be there for you and keep up their normal friendship. You know you have lots of friends on this blog and we will all support you as best we, can sending you big hugs. I really enjoyed Strictly last night too!
Dragonsnap2 sorry to hear you have been poorly I hope you will feel better soon
PP you did have a busy day yesterday hope you've managed to rest today
Sending caring thoughts to all who need them

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card. Love the shaker.

liz spooner said...

This card is so cute Sue.xx

Theresa Pace said...

so cute, hugs xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card, it's just perfect. Took me while to find the little ship though. I'm not a great fan of shaker cards but I'll make an exception for this one. I can imagine the fun you had creating it.
Pam good luck tomorrow, I hope they will be kind to you.
Rosemary please don't think you are alone, we are all here to listen and send you our love and hugs.
Elaine, so glad Andrew's scan went well and he is being so positive, he is in my prayers.
Dragonsnap sorry you've not been well recently hope you are on the mend.
Donita a bit short and sweet from you today, hope you are alright.
Congratulations Claire, Heather and Kate on your win.
Maureen I've had a word with Mo. He's asked that next time could you not wear your red silk bloomers, it really was distracting for him!
Well I am now home in Germany as Myra said. It's been a busy two weeks back in Blighty but lovely to see the grandchildren. Got a busy week ahead as well, we are going sailing again next weekend and I need to get organised for that.
My thoughts and prayers are for all those affected by this terrible hurricane, Stephanie K thank goodness your family are safe with you.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very cute :)

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue. Love the bottle. Laura O

Catherine Lyons said...

Hello Sue a fabulous fun card love those raindrops.congrats to the winners .
Catherine V94 xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a cute card. Congratulations to the winners
Doreen R

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I am so late but it has been a very busy day. You have shown us a super fun card today. I love your 'waves' and the little sail boat is just darling. I think it would be suitable for many occasions.

Pam - I hope tomorrow goes smoothly for you but remember you can go home if things get too much.
PP - glad you enjoyed your time with your friend and hope you haven't overdone things.
Rosemary - so sorry for the attitude of your friends and I do hope you don't succumb to depression again, you have plenty of friends on here who understand'

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Clare P, Heather T & Kate, enjoy playing with your gifts.

Frances

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Great card, gorgeous colour used. Glad you zoomed in on the sailing
boat, it was a bit hidden :-)

Congrats to all 3 comment winners !

Pam- take it slowly tomorrow and make sure to pace yourself going
back to work. Only a few hours will feel like a full day x
Rosemary P- your friends probably just don't know what to say right
now, hopefully they will come around. Have looked for you in facebook
but haven't had any luck. what should I look for ? x
Dragonsnap- get better soon, sorry you been unwell. x
Elaine-- glad Andrew enjoy his food better. Sending hugs to you all x

Hope our missing friends are alright
Sending hugs to you all,
Maria x

Littlelamb said...

A fun card today. Thanks Sue for sharing this. Good to see you have arrived home safely Saba. Enjoy your sailing trip. Hope everything goes ok for you tomorrow Pam. Will be thinking of you. Echoing your comments. Hugs for all who need them. Proud of my granddaughters. One was Star Pupil of the Week and the youngest one was Best Player of the week at Rugby Tots for a fabulous Try. Think it was her first week.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

A great fun card, love the ship in the distance!

Congratulations to the comment winners.... enjoy!

June x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun and super cute card! Love the little boat and the waves in differing shades of blue. The seabirds are a nice touch and those dew drops filling the bottle is a great idea. This card it would be perfect for many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Congrats to all 3 comment winners!

Pam – Good luck tomorrow.
Elaine – Happy to read Andrew enjoys his breakfast. I really hope his scan results are good.
Rosemary P. – Your friends will come around eventually. Till then, you have us and don’t forget about Sue’s launch, you’ll be so busy and you’ll have so much fun!
Saba – Enjoy your sailing trip.
Dragonsnap – Sorry to read you’ve been not well. Hope you’ll feel better soon.
Littlelamb – Congratulations for your little stars!
PP – Glad you had fun with your real friends.
Laine – You should take care of that hole soon. You know that later will be more painful. Be a good girl and book an appointment with your dentist.

Have a great week ladies,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

Latenight SandyH said...

Really cute card. Ditto everything Carmen has said about it, as she's covered just about everything.
Congratulations to Clare Powell, Heather Toms and Kate from Kendal. Enjoy your prizes.
Rosemary Powell, sorry to hear of your friends' reaction. Perhaps they are worried about saying the wrong thing and upsetting you. Plenty of friends available here for the moment.
Pam, hope your day goes well. Don't overtire yourself.
Take care everyone.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so awesome!I love the little sail boat in the bottle.

Jan.moogie said...

A lovely fun card Sue, brilliant. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Well, my tablet seems to be a day behind so here's my comment for this post on Monday lol.
I love this, it's such a fun card. The bottle bobbing along on the waves is so cool😊.
Bejay xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is such and fun and very clever card, i like the waves and the shaker bottle.
This looks really good.

ursula said...

A real fun card here Sue, thanks....luv Ursula xx

Karenladd said...

Oh, I never even though to use dewdrops in a shaker card but this is absolutely perfect! LOVE that teeny tiny boat tucked inside too.

Jomada-Dawn said...

What a fun card - the waves are particularly good.
Jomada-Dawn