Thursday, 30 November 2017

Under The Weather

Hello there my crafty friends!  I thought I would show some of the latest release dies today.  I have a very quick and easy card for you.  I started by cutting the Linear Leaf Background die twice, once out of coconut white card and once out of gold mirror card.  I offset the gold behind the white for a bit of a blingey shadow.  I backed it with another piece of white card, background base finished (see, it is simple!)  Next I cut the sentiment from the Rain or Shine die set twice, once out of gold mirror card and the other out of gold pearl card.  I offset the mirror card behind then glued it into place in the top of the background.  I decided to add a small accent using the Sycamore Branches,  I cut each of them out of white card.  I inked the leaves with Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Oxides and the branch portion with Vintage Photo.  I flicked gold paint pen on them and then used a bit of Cosmic Lacquer on my finger and rubbed it on to them for a shine.  I allowed them to dry then glued them into place across the bottom of the card.  White and gold mirror card mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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112 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue. What a fab get well card.
Julia really did you proud on Hochanda last night. Her demos were stunning and her hints tips and explanations are always so helpful. Not sure if they realised when they paired Julia and Leonie together they have too much fun and giggles together. Pleasure to watch.
Yorkiegirl, your mams dumpling sounds like our Christmad pudding. My Nana used to make cloutie dumpling filled with steak and gravy, it was grandads favourite and we all got to have a slice too. Best I ever tasted. For those who don't know, cloutie was the cloth that the pudding was wrapped in whilst it was being boiled. Oh the good old days when food was real food.
Sharon, I wish you a wonderful restful time in Cyprus, hope the weather is good for you. I also hooe you can keep in touch to let us know how you are doing. Enjoy yourself.
Jess, congratulations on your granddaughters graduation, a day to be proud of. Glad you are back.
Myra in Florida, great news about Emily, so happy to hear she is leading a normal life, you must be so proud. God is great.
Carmen, those are pretty hefty postal charges, ours are bad enough.
Alimecca hope you got good news from your Consiltant.
Helen wrap up warm and rest, you don't sound as if you are for anything else.
I'm on leave today and tomorrow, just need a break, doing same next week. Not sure what I'm doing yet, will play it by ear.
Hugs to all, , plenty to go round. Sending Soecial wishes for all poorly and missing friends, especially Tracey.

hollyberry said...

Amazing card,love the colours that you done the leaves.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a different take on a get well card,it's gorgeous.Love the leaf background die it's coming to the top of my list of dies to buy.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a gorgeous card today, I am sure I saw a sneak of this yesterday on fb, love the autumn leaves.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, enjoy your 2 leave days, chill out and just go with the flow, enjoy whatever you end up doing.

Oh these various dumplings sound amazing, I can just imagine the taste of them with all that fruit ( or the meat ones) you can almost smell them cooking, making my mouth water.

Maureen, I run a weekly craft group myself, just 14 of us, I have hired a hall in a local church and we meet from 9-12 every Wednesday morning, been doing this for a number of years now. We all pay £3.50 per session, which pays for the room hire, a luxury cream afternoon tea twice a year, our Christmas lunch and also we have a small payout with what is left over. This year we all contributed and purchased a Gemini to use too, it is a good way of meeting like minded people and every week we learn something from each other.

I am off now to watch a repeat of Julia's show on Hochanda last night and also John Lockwoods new launch today. Have a great day everyone whatever you are doing.

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

Marleine Rayner said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Brilliant leaves. X

Nancy Soetaert said...

Nice done with the background!
Nancy

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, it is sure to cheer every one up.
Take care and have fun. Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the leaves are gorgeous.

Barbara V

Maria Illsley said...

The way you have coloured the leaves are beautiful xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Another Brrr start to the day but a warm autumnal feel to this gorgeous new sample and this is made up with parts of my birthday/festive wish list, oh and what's really great is that I've just dropped some almighty humongous hints to my keeper whilst he was getting snuggled up warm in his thermal dog walking coat etc as Julia was going through your new die bundles - yes, what a plan lol, and to avoid those hints and reminders, he smiled, looked down to tie his laces and came back with " you can only keep bugging me if Sue demo's them" lol so come on Sue get ya skates on HOCHANDA and I need you 😉 he's more of a tease than you at times ! But I'm loving how Julia is presenting your beautiful new creations, and Beverly you do a fantastic job your samples are just stunning dear fb buddie ☺
Having to record the majority of the shows today as a horrible road trip to Leeds and far too cold to shop at Samuel Taylor's that's like being in heaven surrounded by everything SW and CE.
So I'll say good morning, send love and hugs and take poor Julia off pause, and enjoy the rest of her show from last night ☺ xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Michele

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all . Stunning card this morning . The Linear Leaf background die looks so effect. This die is really growing on me. Julia did a fantastic job show casing you dies.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Clai01 said...

Yes I agree lots of credit to Julia, some super demos and card samples and the dies are just
fabulous! x

Clare W said...

GM Sue.Great card. Fab leaves.

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I enjoyed Julia’s demos yesterday were good to watch, these leaves are superb. Thank you, enjoy your day. Xx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A lovely quite simple card today. It is very pretty, love the colour of the leaves.

Pam, you are making my mouth water. I remember these from my childhood. Is it maybe a more northern thing as no one down here in the south seems to have heard of them. Enjoy your days off c

Love Rosemarie X X

TDQ Karen said...

Very subtle but pretty x

BenteS said...

Beautiful card!
The background die you have used is so great :))

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A subtle but very pretty card with lovely colours to the Leafy sprigs.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card. I love the colouring on the leaves. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, I love this die which has arrived safely; thank you very much for putting up your new releases for us to view and win. It cuts like a dream and is easy to repeat to extend. Julia's demonstrations are fabulous and inspiring too. WakeyL

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue, love it and the way you have coloured those leaves is fabulous. Thanks for sharing, have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Brilliant! xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love, love, love this card! I particularly love the way you've coloured the leaves.
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning sue
A beautiful get well card i just love those autumn leaves.
Catherine V94 xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, I'm sure this card will bring a smile to anyone under the weather. Beautiful colours and lovely design. X

rosiejt said...

I have the sycamore leaves and, after watching Julia last night, I'd like the background leaves die as well. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the simplicity of this card and the leaves are wonderful, especially the way you have coloured and glossed them. Just beautiful. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

So clean and simple and yet so stylish - love how you've used the gold mirror card as a shadow layer, it really makes the linear leaves pop and also love the colouring and glossing on the Sycamore Branches - they look so real!

Izzy

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
A beautiful get well card, I just love those autumn leaves too!
Love Marg

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card & to receive it would certainly cheer you up. Yvonne xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the leaves

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card today sue just beautiful I love leaves so much when coloured in look beautiful against the white
Thank you so much for all you do for us
My love always xxxxxxxx June horrocks

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Wonderful cheery autumn card. I saw a card on Julia's blog using these dies. I have to say it wasn't one of my favourites when it was first launched, but after seeing this one and Julia's I have changed my mind. Another one on the list. Kind Regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Great technique for spreading cosmic lacquer with your finger! It made me smile because I always use the nozzle! Doh!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue. Love the card and all the new dies. love Jean Z xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card, suitable for most occasions with a change of sentiment.
Doreen R

Diane King said...

Fantastic card xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. A lovely background, sentiment and autumn leaf sprays.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the leaf background and die
VCCumbria xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful card this morning with that lovely Autumnal feel.
The colours of the leaves are gorgeous and I love how you have offset the gold mirror card on the Linear Leaf Background.
From a chilly but lovely and bright West Sussex.
Lesley S x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, lovely colours.
Lydia
X

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

Thank you for giving us the idea of using gold mirror card as the shadow. And for telling us the colors you used to achieve the fall look in the sycamore leaves.

In the U.S., postage for a square card is higher than for a rectangular card. Don't know why.

Nice to see you here, Rosemary. Crewe Trish was just asking about you.

Special hugs to Tracy, Yvonne and Laine.

Love,
Donita

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card with the Linear Leaves background and the beautiful Sycamore Branches. I am trying to post this on my tablet so fingers crossed.

Frances

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely card, the distress inks on the leaves matches so well with the gold on white, the linear leaves is a great die.
hugs
Muriel x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Loving this card simple but elegant and if your feeling poorly would make you smile.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Rosemary Stickland said...

Great card, love the background die.
Rosemary xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Lovely card & really liking all the leafy dies. Thanks Sue x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Margaret Rogers said...

I like this card very much
Margaret x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I would love to receive a card like this. Take care. Hugs Jackie

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I love this card, it works so well with the white and gold and then the lovely autumnal colours on the leaves. Bx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card

Vie
x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card.So elegant in its simplicity! This would make a beautiful card for different occasions, with or without Sycamore Branches.

Busy day ahead, so a very quick comment today. I wanted to make sure I popped in.

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

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Nice card for someone poorly and hopefully it would make
you feel some better. Julia did well yesterday, always so fun
when she is home doing her workshops and when Leonie was here too
it was mad Lol Love if you did one with Julia one day.

Sending love and warm hugs to you all, all my friends and
to our missing and poorly craft buddies
Maria x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning card and design Sue, love it
Gr Karin

Laura O' Connor said...

Another lovely card sue love the leaves. Laura O Springfield

scrAPpamondo said...

AMAZING card! Love so much this new background die and it pops so well with the double layer!Fab foliage branches too!!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card! Love everything about it. It's very clean and simple but very elegant too. If someone was feeling down or poorly, this would certainly cheer them up.
Well I had my appt with the consultant and went in expecting to have a bit of a battle. However, his opening remarks were " well I can see that you've kept your end of the bargain so now it's my turn" ( or words to that effect. I was very surprised! The outcome is that he will do it in February ( or earlier if there's a cancellation) as that's the earliest he can fit me in. Listening to him I was a bit concerned about the new knee as it will give me less mobility than the one I dislocated as it will be hinged, but as I only have one ligament left, there is no alternative as ligament reconstruction is not viable in your 60s apparently. At least I won't have to wear a brace all of the time once it's done and I now know what I am working towards. Thank you for your well wishes, I really appreciate them.
Sending love and hugs to everyone and hoping that the weather where you are is not as bad as it is here. Love Alison xxxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A very pretty die shown off to perfections with the accompanying tying leaf sprays simply beautiful.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

ursula said...

A very different card but nonetheless great techniques, especially on the leaves, those colours are amazing, apt for the season of the year...lovely card Sue....thank you...luv Ursula xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, love the bling background but I have to say the star of the show is the sycamore leaves, aren't they beautiful, you have coloured them so well. I had to look at the wording for a few minutes to read it, sometimes they aren't too clear I find but that could be my eyes!! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, enjoy your day off x.
Alison that's good news, you've worked so hard to loose the weight. I'm sure the new knee will be better than the pain you've been in xxxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post and the sycamore branch was a set that I had to have on launch...

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I love the sycamore branches and how you've coloured them. I forgot about Julia's shows so will watch on catchup

Echoing all Pams comments and sending special hugs to all in need of one especially our Tracy

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Tressa said...

A lovely card using some rather nice dies. Julia did you proud last night with them.

Teresa

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Stunning this card, I love everything about it, and love the colouring of the leaves.

Another die(s) I need to put on my list.

Hugs to everyone
Love from Chilly Baldock

sharon casey said...

Afternoon Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a really lovely card and I love the leaves its a I need it die for me.

Well that's me packed and hopefully ready to fly out in the morning, Pam I will try and get online soon so I can keep up to date and let you know how it is out there xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good evening all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Anonymous said...

A lovely card in such beautiful autumn colours. I am watching Julia at the moment showing more examples using this lovely die. So useful that it can be extended to fit larger cards. Thank you Sue.

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Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
What a wonderful card Sue love the colours in fact I love everything about it
Pam I could just eat some of your nanas meat dumpling sounds delishious.
My mums was cooked the same way but obviously with fruit us kids used to argue over the skin bit that formed when it was cool
Happy days
Enjoy your days off Pam .
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to you all
Theresa G xx

val jones said...

Very clever card Sue. Just love those leaves.
Love Val in Spainxxx

sued99 said...

Really fab card. Those leaves are gorgeous. X

Janet Wilson said...

Great card, love the background die

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful get well card I love the leaves Julia has been doing a fabulous job on hochanda with lovely demos and fabulous techniques
Pam those puddings sound delicious enjoy your days off
Sharon have a lovely relaxing holiday
Alimecca glad your operation isn't too far away
Sending caring hugs to all who need them

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, a lovely autumnal card. Love the leaves and your colouring. Watched Julia demoing your dies this afternoon. She is so talented, rather like yourself.
Hope everyone's keeping warm. Lots of snow here so just the weather for crafting. Hugs xx Pauline

barbara macaskill said...

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ th beautiful Card! The leaves are divinely colored and so realistic! TFS!

barbara macaskill said...

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ th beautiful Card! The leaves are divinely colored and so realistic! TFS!

Jean said...

So pretty!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous !! I love the effect of the dropped shadow.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is so different I love it running late today so a quick huggles

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Brilliant card l really love this card I'm so grateful to u being that l won this sycamore Die l just hope l can do it justice like u have when l get around to using it thank u

JOY Xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
A very lovely card. I like the leaf background and the autumn leaf focal is beautiful.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this card as I think the background die is so striking. I had to buy it as soon as I saw it and now if I could just find a way of introducing it into the Christmas cards I am in the middle of making I would be very happy indeed.

Lisbeth

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love leaves and yours are so pretty and realistic.

Littlelamb said...

Great card Sue. Love the leaves and how you have coloured them. Brilliant card for someone not feeling well. Enjoy your two days off work Pam. Take care everyone and hugs to those who need them. Echoing Pam's comments today.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love the dies used on this and saw them today with Julia.
Pam enjoy your "short" week. I've been crafting today as the weather has been so bad I was scared to go out in case I fell. Have you done any altered art projects? I enjoy those as well as mixed media. Mam used to make those dumplings filled with steak and gravy - clagged
to the sides of your stomach as dad would say ha ha.
June, clever you running your own craft group. I admire that. I don't know any other crafters in the area other than a friend who works full time. Did your diabetic school teach you anything?
Ooh Steph, John next Door mentioned you in his show today. You and the market are famous!!
O.k. Carmen, I give up, you win on the postage costs ha ha.
Alimecca Alison, that's great news that you are getting your knee done. I know it's not the full job which you wanted but if it means you won't have the pain or to wear your knee brace all the time, well that's a bonus. So pleased for you.
Myra is having problems with her internet and keeps trying to post, but can't manage it - why am I smiling as I type this ha ha.
Laine and PP missing you.
Elaine, hope all is well with you.
Love to all
Maureen (friend? of Myra) xxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
You won’t know this if it fails again but this is my last go at trying to leave a post today! What did I ever do to Google to upset it so much!!
A lovely card Sue . Love to Everyone,
Especially those who are unwell .
Lots of love, Myra ( Friend of Maureen! ) xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

This card would certainly make me feel better. I love how you have brought the leaves ‘to life’ with your Oxide’s, what a brilliant touch.

Hugs Brenda xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A great get well card today.

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, I love that linear leaf background, I saw Julia demonstrate it today on Hochanda and now I know I need it. The oxides really give a lovely look to your leaves. She was full of praise for you and quite rightly so. If I was under the weather this card would definitely cheer me up. Sorry I've been missing for a couple of days, been a bit full on.
Steph, talking of Hochanda, I also noticed John gave you a mention for telling him your idea of putting a sentiment on cards as and when your customers on your monthly market needed them. I love Samuel Taylor's too, always visit when I'm home to stock up.
Pam your cloutie Pudding sounds divine, enjoy your couple of days rest.
Donita, the postage rules in Germany are ridiculous, there's a minimum and maximum length and width, and the length has to be at least 1.7x the width. Square cards cost double! I've got to be so careful,when posting Christmas cards to the uk.
Alison glad you didn't have to face a battle with your consultant, good luck for February.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx




Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

This card would certainly make me feel better. I love how you have brought the leaves ‘to life’ with your Oxide’s, what a brilliant touch.

Hugs Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Xx

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Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love your gorgeous card today !!! Your new Linear Leaves Background Die just looks fab !!! I have been watching Julia on Hochanda all day and I think she has done a wicked job of showcasing this stunning die, and all the fabulous techniques you can can do with it !!! This is one of the top dies on my Christmas wish list along with your amazing Sunflower Bouquet die set and some others to. I love that you have shadowed the White card with the gold mirri card. It really makes it "pop". This is a great sentiment from your under the weather die set. ( sorry but I can't remember their exact name.) Another top die set on my list is the beautiful sycamore leaves dies to. I think they look so beautiful used with inks, pixie powders or gilding flakes. You have given them a beautiful effect with the splats of gold pen. I really must try this one. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card today. Julia showed some absoulutely stunning card samples today on her shows. Some fab demo's to.
I recieved my winning stamp set today, from the comment game. Thank you very much Sue for all your kind generosity. It is a lovely set.
Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending everyone lots of love from Tres x x x

Suzzette Yandle said...

I am really liking your Sycamore Branches, especially if they are cut from a piece of pixie powdered card. Thanks for sharing.

Suzzette Yandle said...

I am really liking your Sycamore Branches, especially if they are cut from a piece of pixie powdered card. Thanks for sharing.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
VERY late today, well it can be said .......... YESTERDAY's post of yours was fab. I love your leaves background, and cut out of pixied card would be AWESOME!
Hugs, Rose

Eunice said...

Very elegant card today Sue, love the Sycamore Branch!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is very pretty! The branches are so pretty.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is very pretty! The branches are so pretty.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I know this is late, but better late than never. This card is so elegant in its simplicity. Anyone who is "Under the Weather" would immediately feel better. The coloring of the leaves is fantastic, they look as though you had just been outside and had picked them up, so realistic and the Glossy Accents makes them extra special.

Beverly

djones from k said...



I'm late too!! Love the branches across the bottom
of the card,




Doreen x

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a great card. I agree with Anne,the linear leaves need to be seen in action as it wasn't on my wish list but is now.
Donita is right, square cards cost more to mail and also thick cards, larger cards, etc. It gets crazy figuring it all. I am going to put some of my cards in padded parcel envelopes because I think they would be safer and no more postage.
Julia hit it out of the park yesterday. Now I want everything she demoed! My poor husband as my Christmas list is growing.
Myra, Google can be devilish. Glad you could say "hi".
June, your group sounds fantastic. Right now I am in a group that can meet in an independent store in a nearby town. We are always in fear that it will close (has cut the days opened already) and we will need to work out something like you have. Great idea.
Have a good Friday (I need to look at today's posts, ha!),
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolute beauty

Marie from Longridge said...

I'm always late Sue as the posts don't come to me until the day after. Anyone know why this can be?
Anyway Sue you have another masterpiece here today. I think it's just as well that I don't have a TV or I wouldn't get anything done for watching the shows.

All for now
Marie P.

Marie from Longridge said...

I'm always late Sue as the posts don't come to me until the day after. Anyone know why this can be?
Anyway Sue you have another masterpiece here today. I think it's just as well that I don't have a TV or I wouldn't get anything done for watching the shows.

All for now
Marie P.

DeCor said...

Love this card. All of it is lovely but particularly like your linear leaf background

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card!
Hugs