Thursday, 16 November 2017

A Very Special Day

Hi bloggers!  Here is a card that I demoed during my last Hochanda shows.  I started by cutting the Classic Adorned Hexagons out of cobalt blue card.  I used one of the larger decorative dies and the two cutting edges with it to create a frame and I did two of them.  I backed both of them with vellum for a see through effect.  I offset the two frames and glued them together and set them aside until the end.  Next I used the smaller dies in the set and cut a decorative backdrop out of coconut white card.  I backed it with cobalt blue to show through.  Next I used the Stitched Pegboard Frames and made a multi layered frame out of coconut white card and attached it over the backdrop.  The frames cut earlier then had a platform to attach to so I glued them to sit across the edge of the frame.  For the focal element, I cut the Victoria die twice out of vellum.  I crisscrossed them in the centre and attached them with mounting foam.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Classic Adorned Hexagon and added a thin cobalt mat cut from the Double Stitched Hexagon set and attached it in the centre of the card.  The card was completed using coconut white card and cobalt blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, beautiful. Love the blue and white.
Elaine, I'm sorry to hear that Andrew is not well, I hope he is feeling better soon. Please pass on my best wishes and hugs to him.
Hiw is your Gemini doing. It was mentioned on a Gemini show when I got mine that you had to turn the plates regularly as the internal pressure on the machine was very strong, just to stop them warping.
Laine, happy to hear you are feeling better and that Darcey seems to be getting back to her old self. Regarding the sandwich, it is funny what you will eat as a child, that crushed Frys Cream sandwich was delicious, although I'm not sure I would eat it now, maybe because my cousin was my favourite elder cousin. She could do no wrong in my eyes.
Maureen, hope the kitchen is going well. Your son in law is a gem, saves you a fortune.
There has been so much laughter and funny gems on the blog this week, as well as caring comments, it is such a lovely place to be, a lovely bunch of Wilsonettes.
Sam, glad you were back yesterday, I was worried. Internet problems, no fun at all.
Help yourselves from my basket of hugs and good wishes, plenty to go round. Thoughts as always of poorly and missing friends, I miss you all.

Jan.moogie said...

awesome card Sue and so different,love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DeCor said...

Love the delicstness the vellum brings. A lovely card today Sue with your brilliant hexagons. Have a perfect day.

DeCor said...

Love the delicstness the vellum brings. A lovely card today Sue with your brilliant hexagons. Have a perfect day.

TDQ Karen said...

Fantastic. A real traditional "Sue" card for me, love the layered hexagons xx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
The colours are so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
This a beautiful card so delicate it looks lovely in the blue and white.
Jan x

ang said...

Lovely card fabulous colour scheme angxx

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue, so beautiful, I love it.
Marion S x

Nancy Soetaert said...

New title for your post: a very special card!
Love it!

Lyn Cleasby said...

Lovely card, Sue. Strong colours but delicate details.

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Morning Sue,

There’s something about the hexagon designs that I feel really drawn to. I bought the three sets in your last release and love them so much.
I really like the way you have layered and offset the two larger ones in blue.

Have a good day one and all,
Love, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, I imagine bluebells looking at this lovely colour on your card today. Great layers with the hexagon dies. Carol x

Dragonsnap2 said...

I just love the hexagon dies and bought them all so for me this card is gorgeous. Love the blue and white too.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Karen Drew said...

So beautiful. The colours look lovely
Karen xx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! Love the vellum. Debra x

Marleine Rayner said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely use of colour and hexagons.

Thank you for your daily inspiration. X

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Gorgeous card and brilliant use of your dies. I love the translucent effect that you are able to attain when using vellum. It gives a softness and delicacy to your card.

Have a lovely day.


scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, love the use of the Adorned Hexagons, a great layering and an unique design!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, particularly like how the use of the vellum softens the look. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A,stunning and elegant card xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Stunning card this morning . I love the style you have crated using Adorned Hexagons and the colours are beautiful.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Great blue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely, the blue and white with vellum is beautiful and the dies just stand out.
Finally started Christmas cards, bit of a hurry now but loving it with my new dies this year
Muriel x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card! I love the hexagon set of dies, no matter how you use them they always look amazing! I love this colour, in fact I used the same colour only yesterday on a Christmas card lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Like many more that comment (and those that for whatever reasons dont) I remembered with a smile watching you demonstrate this collection of gorgeous dies, finishing off with this lovely sample. However, in a lighter colour or even one of the white Foundation cards backed with a delicate piece of Pixied card behind would show the intricate patterns you designed within the frames - over to you Beverly lol. I must be more awake this morning as yesterday I didn't notice your deliberate oopsie in the heading lol so ok, I wasn't fully aware and you got me 😀
Sam - Pleased to see you here again. I've had several texts and emails from friends that log in everyday to see Sue's work but chose not to leave comments when the blog went 'off kilter' a year or so ago, but they asked if I knew why all of a sudden Sam's comments were an issue to some followers and was starting to feel a little cross and offended by this. Sam has her reasons some she explained yesterday some she doesn't need to share. Once I've left my morning comment I don't log in until the next day but as I was concerned that Sam maybe feeling a little hurt as not seen her the past day or so I kept checking back so I'm pleased your back and all is well, but can that be the end of the Spanish inquisition regarding the length of Sam's comment, those friends that I mentioned plus myself love the comment and it's useful even to one of the best it's useful, as she said "if she gets stuck she hunts down Sam's comment and 'gets it' so we've had annon comments left plus 2 or 3 for 'our Sam' can we please get back the old craft blog we've loved for many year's without all why's and wherefore's as I'm starting to hesitate before I think of posting and I've not done that since someone mentioned about how morbid it all got last year.

Sorry Sue, I feel it was time to protect a very long standing lovely follower of yours especially as I was being asked "why"
Sending living caring hugs your way with apologies tied with a messey bow xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-love everything about it.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card that has a mandela look to it, beautiful! X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the results you can get with these dies. Although I have t got them yet, they are my list.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, loved thus when it was demonstrated its so pretty. x

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue. These hexagon dies are so versatile. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A gorgeous card love those hexagons .
Catherine V94 xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, your hexagonal dies are so versatile. Like the idea of backing them with vellum. Blue and white always looks smart. A really lovely card.

Whilst I never get involved in people's comments, I do find many make me smile which can only be a good thing. I have learnt such a lot from Sue's daily blog and videos and cannot thank her enough for brightening my day.
Please, can't we just share our crafty knowledge with each other and treat people as we ourselves would like to be treated? With kindness?
Sending you crafty hugs Sue xx Pauline in RSA

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

Blue and white would have been fine, but the vellum adds an ethereal quality in front and elegance on the two large hexagons. Such a pleasing card!

Myra, you're a week early for U.S. Thanksgiving. It's next Thursday.

Laine, if you haven't had a root canal done in a while, it's a lot different from how it used to be. Before, it was like torture, but now it's like going in for a little nap. I hope the pain meds they give you will more than compensate for your suffering.

As for strange little cat ways, they like whatever routine gives them your undivided attention. Mine likes to welcome me home by meeting me at the bottom of the driveway. Then he leads me up the path, throwing himself on the grass, which is usually wet, to look up at me with his belly showing. I pet his belly (once) and both sides, and resume walking. He runs in front and throws himself down again, hoping for more pets! He also likes to get rubbed down and roughed up with a towel if he comes in wet on a rainy day. I think he feels special like when he was a kitten getting cleaned by Mama. So funny that Darcey needs walkies now.

Please add my regards to those you deliver to The Princess.

I'll probably forget in time to be surprised tomorrow, but it's Double Day!


CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

I just adore today's card made with the Hexagon dies. They are definitely on my Christmas list.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, and a great use of the hexagons.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I must have missed this one on the show, now where was I!!, it is gorgeous, I have purchased these Hexagon dies, yes they are big dies but oh what beautiful creations you can make from them.

Pam and Stephanie I reiterate all you have said above, and I agree we have a lovely blog family here and I am very proud to be a part of it. Sam I love your comments so keep them up please, they are so useful.

My Christmas present from hubby arrived yesterday....................drum is ....... I will tell you tomorrow...........hint it is Mauve.

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

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely card Sue.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
A really lovely striking card today love the colours I have the hexagon dies do will be having a go in the New year as Im busy getting everything organised here and I have workmen in as well as im of to Cyprus in a couple of weeks animal sitting for 3 weeks so its chaos here. Im going to sort some things out to take with me to try make some cards while out there.

I reiterate all Pam has said and Im sending love and healing hugs to all xx

Have a good day all

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. I like the pattern in the hexagon die. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue. These hexagon dies are wonderful. Really make a card stand out.
Annette x

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue. These hexagon dies are wonderful. Really make a card stand out.
Annette x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is beautiful my favourite combination and lace.... and guess what I was lucky enough to win one of these dies in the launch in September..... so Thankyou Sue I can have a play with this one..... unfortunately it will have to be later as on a sad note we are at a funeral this morning. Saying goodbye to a very lovely lady and dear friend.
Wishing everyone well this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

hettygarlick said...

That's gorgeous Sue. I love all the hexagon dies. Haven't used them much so far, but want to now I've finished with making Christmas cards. Yes, I know I could use them on Christmas cards and I did a little bit, but want to make some really fancy "ordinary" greeting cards with them. xx

TOB said...

Gorgeous card. I'm lucky enough to have these dies so will be looking at this in detail. Hugs xx Mad craftgirl

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card as the hexagons draw you in & you look at all the layers. Yvonne xx

Anne said...

I love all your hexagonal dies, Sue. They will be on my Christmas list.
This card shows them off beautifully.

Anne (Northampton)


Beautiful card Sue. Love the hexagons. Thank you xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card and lovely die set.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I really like this Blue card and didn't think of using Vellum with it so pretty!
Love Marg

Clai01 said...

Great card Sue x

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous, love the optical illusion this design creates and an adorable colour!!

Krafty Runner x

Scottydog said...

A very striking card this morning, yet delicate too with that lovely vellum. Just loving that cobalt blue card, mind you anything blue rocks my boat! Thank you Sue fir such a beautiful card.

Tressa said...

I like all aspects of this card but especially the use of vellum to back the hexagons.


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, the vellum layer really adds that special something. As Hetty said it's a really'fancy' card ( I know just what you mean Hetty). Gorgeous colour too, they were calling to me in the craft shop the other day too, oh I was good resisting like I did. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
June oh you tease, is it a mat for parching? You know the one I mean. Haha just kidding xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is beautiful I love the hexagonal dies I don't have them yet but they are high on my wishlist I love the blue and vellum really lovely
Sending good wishes to all

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I've been looking forward to seeing you demo these wonderful Hexes on the blog and your card today is just lovely and shows how much fun there is to be had playing with all the sizes and patterns in the three sets...


Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue the lacy look of the hexagon frames are delightful. Love from Jackie xx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue what a beauty the dies are brilliant love the blue you have chosen
Thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Love how you have used the hexagon dies on this card ,and such a lovely blue colour and i love the touch of vellum .

June Smith ,you are such a tease lol , looking forward to your post tomorrow as i have not got a clue

Andrew thanks you all for your lovely comments he was feeling a little better last night ,he sees his consultant later today .xx

I had a lovely day playing with my Gemini ,i had to keep reading how to stack the plates so it was a bit slow going , Myra what are you like ? i will keep saying a mantra now " dies face up" but boy i am going to enjoy this machine and no pain in the neck or shoulders .
Well my friends so pleased i am that i am not the only one to bodge up the envelope maker ,when it comes to measurements i think i am the biggest dummy ever, on that note can anyone help me please ,,,,,i cut in half an A4 card to make two ,,,,,,,so what size inserts do i need ? i have tried to look up and work it out for myself but the more i try the more confused i get , HELP!!

Pam i will pass on your best wishes and hugs later today thank you, and will echo your comments along with Stephanie's today.

Big huggles to all especially my besties

Take care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just a beautiful card and I love using these dies as they are so lacy and pretty. I will have to get my velum out as I love the effect you have created. Sending best wishes

BenteS said...

Beautiful card.
I so much like the expression one gets when offsetting the frames :))

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card Sue These hexagon dies are brilliant.
VCCumbria xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card using the gorgeous Hexagons!
I like the use of vellum on your card and I must remember to look for mine and put it to good use!
Lesley S x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous card, I really love these Hexagon Dies, and hopefully before long I will be the proud owner of themm

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card as well as the colours.
Evis M.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those hexagon dies are gorgeous I love them. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and the vellum softens it beautifully, this would make a lovely wedding card.
Nattyboots, I think you are making A6 cards, if you fold and A4 card in half it becomes and A5 card and if you cut the A4 card in half then fold the pieces, it becomes an A6, so that is the size of inserts you need, I hope that makes sense.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

val jones said...

Love the colour of this very pretty card Sue. So like the hexagons, they're on my Christmas list.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Like the colours on this card, and the way you have used vellum
Margaret x

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue ,just beautiful love the colour combo. I have these beautiful dies so will give it a and huggles.
Pam love and huggles. Maureen lovely to have a new kitchen what colour have you chosen. You have a lovely son in law love and huggles.
Elaine glad Andrew is feeling better.Hope all goes well with consultant love and huggles to you all.
Crew Trish and Donita love and huggles.
Tracey thinking of you love and huggles.
Laine I was nervous going to AVE wisdom teeth out but it was fine just think about who is going out in strictly!! Love and huggles and to you all xxxxxxxxx

rosemary powell said...

Meant to be have oh dear!!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is another stunner of a card, love the dies anyway but you always use them in such imaginative ways - always to great effect.
Hugs, Rose

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card, love the colours and your use of vellum.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous cards, love the cobalt and the dies are fantastic.

Barbara V

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the delicate layers!

Crafty Cruiser said...

A special card for a special occasion - absolutely gorgeous,
Doreen R

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely intricate and delicate layers in the white and blue.

Laura O' Connor said...

Great dies and a fantastic card sue. Laura O Springfield

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Beautiful card today! Xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love the intricacy of the Classic Adorned Hexagons. Backing with vellum gives them an almost ethereal look. I am hoping that all or at least some of the hexagon dies will appear in my Christmas stocking, fingers crossed!

Elaine - I agree with Jess and would say that it is A6 cards that you are making.

Hope everyone has a good day.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card I do love the hexagon shapes.


Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an amazing card! It looks so intricut.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a showstopper, this card is a real WOW, it would make anyone’s day SPECIAL.
Love Brenda xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful card, the hexagons, the cobalt blue and the velum all work perfectly to create this.

Love Helen xxx

nattyboots said...

Jess and Fluffycat thank you so much i am most grateful , i will get some ordered .

Take care
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the hexagon dies, they are on my wish list, and the card is stunning
Elaine glad you're enjoying your Gemini and glad Andrew is feeling a bit better xx

Sending love and hugs to everyone with a an extra special one for Tracy

Kate's Cards said...

Very intricate looking card. xx

ursula said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love that cobalt blue...using these hexagons like this just adds another dimension, your ideas just amaze me....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

lydia jordan said...

Afternoon Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the design very intricate looking.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card! Love the card and the hexagon die set is a real beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card design and very large. Love all the layers as you have combined them.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this one - the hexagons are fabulous and as for the cobalt blue- just stunning!
Maureen, hope the kitchen is going well.x
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Chantal said...

Great card, love it.
Hugs, Chantal S

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love the Hexagon die sets and this colour combination. Thanks for sharing,

Best wishes

Pawprintx4 said...

Love this card(seems like I always do). I had to go for the hexagons between your demo and Phill’s. I can’t wait to try this effect with the vellum.
Elaine glad you are enjoying the Gemini. I use mine dies down. I was so used to that and I can place better.
Everyone have a wonderful Thursday and as Donita pointed out tomorrow is Doubles Friday.
Stephanie K

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it and very versatile to change the colours as required....

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the use of double dies.

Sunnybec said...

Absolutely stunning card!! Love blue and white it always looks so clean and fresh.

Fikreta said...

Lovely card.

Janet Wilson said...

Love the gorgeous hexagons

karenlotty said...

A beautiful ornate card

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card sue x love the blue and white and the vellum is a lovely soft touch x thankyou sue for your daily inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

I love the hexagon dies, they are so useful. Most of Christmas cards are hexagonal this year

pinky said...

I love how you used your layers, so eye catching!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this card as I really like the hexagon shape of the dies. Colours are great too.


KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful
Gr Karin

Craftychris said...

Beautiful shapes, beautiful card! xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue!
The hexagon dies have been very popular and extremely useful.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. Love the hexagons.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a gorgeous card. I am so pleased i bought these dies as they are so beutiful to use.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, à stunning card today, vey unusual design. The hexagon dies are so versatile. Take care all. Bx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Beautiful cards as always. I’m really loving the hexagonal but it might have to wait till after Xmas. I’ll need to get a wiggle on as I’ve not started assembling my Xmas cards although most of the prep work is done

Thanks ladies for the hugs. Means a lot to me xx
Love to all xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

The Hexagon dies have to be amongst my most favourite of your recent dies however finances have dictated that i cannot get them before Christmas:-) Nevermind, i can still appreciate the spectacular beauty of your creations using them as your focal element. This card is stunning, so intricate and lacy, i love how you have utilised the vellum, never seen this before so must give it a try.
Yes Donita, Double Day to look forward to tomorrow, my favourite day of the week because it combines twice the pleasure with a Christmas theme....i have already started watching cheesy Festive movies of an afternoon so i am really feeling in the mood:-) Pity that it looks increasingly likely that I will be using shop bought creations this year though, lacking motivation to make my own due to SAD which always kicks in at this time of year:-(
You really made me smile, when we go for a walk Darcey will roll on her back exposing her tummy and just as I reach down to rub her she will run off. Her and Brodie love a good rub with a towel too, purring with pleasure....i sometimes think that they get deliberately wet just so I’ll do it:-)
I spoke with Yvonne this afternoon....yes, I had to have a lie down in a darkened room following the experience:-).....and she is very slowly building her strength back up. This bug has knocked her for six, she has lost a stone in weight and is feeling very fragile. She was touched by all the well wishes and promises to be back on the blog soon but at the moment she is sleeping a lot during the day which will aid her recovery I hope. I was super nice and sympathetic, even I cant kick a dog when it’s down:-), but I am looking forward to sparring with her again soon.
Rosemary, i try to be blasé about dental treatment because worse things could happen, I think of people like Andrew and Tracy who have much more to contend with and it really puts my experience into perspective. I did hear horror stories about root canal treatment though that would send your hair curly but when I had it a couple of years ago it was surprisingly straightforward and the pain was worse with the exposed nerve before I had it done than after. Who do you think will be voted off Strictly this weekend then? I think Mollie, Jonny or maybe even Susan because they are the weakest dancers left.
Maureen, how kind of your SIL to do your new kitchen, are you paying him in cups of tea? What are the units and worktops going to be like, are you going über modern with white gloss and no handles or rustic chic with wood and granite?
Carmen, how are you honey? You’ve been a little the way, I think you’re English is superb, you should be proud of yourself because mastering a second language isn’t easy.
Elaine, hugs to you and Andrew, thinking of youxxx
Tracy, take care honey, sending hugsxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. I really must get these Hexagon dies but there are so many I would like. Don't know what is happening but several blogs I subscribe to, including this one, I haven't had emails from today. If they don't come tomorrow I think I will have to resubscribe.. You have got us all guessing June. Is it something from Crafters Companion that is new? Glad you are enjoying the Gemini Elaine. Sorry to hear that Andrew isn't feeling so good. Hope he feels better soon. Echoing your comments today Pam. Take care everyone and special hugs to Tracy.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Striking card today. Amazing how twisting a die cut can look so intricate and complicated.
Best wishes

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a fantastic card. It's tha attention to detail which make your cards spectacular. Adding the velum behind the hexagons just adds that little bit of something special and sitting them atop your stitched frames adds that extra dimension. Very clever Sue, love it.

Carmen your English is brilliant and my remarks about grammar were most definitely not aimed at you or any of Sue's genuine followers. You are one of my besties!
Elaine, glad Jess and Francis could help, me I was just scratching my head!
Anne ( Topcards) hope today was not too difficult for you. Sending you an extra hug.
June you are such a tease! It's Mauve? I'll not sleep tonight!
Lorraine, so glad to hear Yvonne is on the mend albeit slowly, hope you phoning her hasn't knocked her back! It's Susan, definitely Susan this week! I was gutted when Ruth went.
I do hope I'm posting on the right day today! Yesterday (Wednesday) I posted on Tuesdays by mistake! And before you comment Myra, it had nothing to do with the glass of white stuff!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

sued99 said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty colour too. X

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love your hexagon dies, so pretty. Xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’m late and sorry about that! I love today’s card . I bought one Set of Hexagon Dies and I love them. I really love how you have used vellum today! I’d never have thought of that and it’s so very effective! Like the cobalt blue a lot too. Thank you for making me think of yet another way to utilise my Dies!
Ha ha ha! Who posted on the wrong day! Never mind Saba - I’ll be old like you one day!!
Carmen - anyone who is fluent in more than one language has my utmost respect and admiration! Maria is another one who has excellent English! Saba speaks German rather well too, I suppose!
I can sing songs and carols in German and French but that doesn’t count at all! Why did they think that would help when I was at school!
June - what are you like? A lavender Bush? I don’t mean you are like a lavender bush - is that your present!!!
Laine - so pleased Yvonne is feeling a bit better. She has had a tough time lately! You haven’t had an easy time yourself either but you are so positive! Thanks for the update on Yvonne and look after yourself! Glad you have been to Nardinis! Princess Anne has been too!!!
Donita - I realised I was a week early later yesterday! Never mind - Saba made a mistake too! Does that mean only Maureen is perfect?... ha ha!
Elaine glad Andrew is a bit better today!
Sam - hope it’s just internet problems! Missed you today.
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen)xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,lovely colour and the die's brilliant,
Best wishes
Karen M

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

A stunning card! I love it....

June x

Eunice said...

Wow does the vellum ever give this card an amazing look!!! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. Love the way you have turned the Hexagon's to make the diamond pattern and used the vellum. Can see this been jazzed up for a Wedding card or as is for a guy.
Best Wishes
Denise T x

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. The Hexagons are still climbing up the wish list so its lovely to see this card.
Take care everyone.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Marie from Longridge said...

A truly beautiful card Sue and I am so glad to be back on the blog. Now in my new house and getting a bit organised thanks to one of my daughters who will be going back to Fuerteventura tomorrow.
I was without telephone and internet for 8 days and I hope someone missed me lol. I had 364 e.mails which will take me a week to read as I have to magnify every posting in order to see it.
I need to get into my craft room today and get cracking on my Christmas cards. I just hope I can find all my 'stuff'
Love and hugs to all.
Marie P.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely gorgeous

djones said...

What an elegant card, anyone would love to
receive it. Love the white and blue
together, so fresh,

Doreen x