Friday, 29 December 2017

Sweet Dreams

 Hello fellow bloggers!  I have gone very clean and simple for this baby card today.  I will admit to being quite smitten with it though,  as sometimes, as they say, less is more!  I started by cutting three small Hexagons from the Double Stitched Hexagon Noble die set and adding mounting foam to the back of them.  I attached them across a larger piece of coconut white card with two up and one down in the middle.  From the Sweet Dreams Little One die set, I cut the turtle out of pale green card and inked him lightly with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink and added him coming out and upwards from the left hexagon.  For the centre, I cut the puppy out of taupe card and inked him lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.  I added mounting foam and centred him in the middle hexagon.  I cut the bunny out of pink card, adding a bit of Worn Lipstick oxide to the ears, tail and heart and added her to the remaining hexagon with foam.  I cut the sweet dream sentiment die twice out of pale green card and stacked them, gluing it into the lower corner.  White on white mats provided a lovely clean finish to the simple card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/2" in size. All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

OMD this is so adorable Sue, stunning card xx hazel

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so lovely. May be clean and simple but with a beauty all if it's own.
Elaine I'm so sorry that Andrews results weren't good. Let's hope he gets on the treatment quickly and changes things around. He is in my prayers and maybe the power of prayer can help him like it did with Emily. Mary's results were good. It was sad about their friends passing, you are right life is very cruel at times. Andrew is a fighter and he has you all at his side.
Myra from Florida, good to hear about Emily, you all must have been so happy this Christmas.
Ann happy birthday to you son, get planning for next year for your other son.
My SIL and nephew are here till New Years Day so it will be a busy time till then. Dave was delightful all day, had my BP checked yesterday afternoon and it was normal so having a dig around must be calming. The meds however have caused very bad side effects so the have reduced the disease and added another on to try to keep it stable until the op is done. Hooe it's not too much longer.
June hapoy to hear you are on the mend but leave the craft room, you are not strong enough for that.
Sharon please take care, keep warm and cosy . It is so cold here, as Alimecca said we are forecast for heavy snow today.
Take care everyone, warming hugs on the way, thinking of all poorly and missing friends. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card so cute.
Take care and keep warm, Kitty.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
this must be the cutest card of the year - it is beautiful and has the hexagons calling again.
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Just so cute. A gorgeous card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

super sweet and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue from a very cold white Lancashire ! But how heart warming and sweet is today's sample. I adore clean and fresh cards especially when it's for a new born it kind of depicts the innocence of a beautiful new life. I have these cute darlings I treated myself a few months ago and sent a card to a customer only yesterday with these sweet dies as the stars of the card to welcome a new baby in to the family thats just had so much heartbreak to deal with so thank you for giving me the tools to bring a smile to a broken family. Im hoping to be able to pop in over the next few days as we are escaping the NY celebrations again and taking a very frightened anxious little dog away from the terrifying fireworks and packing up to return to the cottage in the middle of nowhere, on a farm with peice and quiet - saying that, being there this time last year its hunting season !! Something we have our own strong views on but its the countryside and we can't share out views obviously just try to block it out, rather hard with horses trotting down the lane and men with cocked guns over their arm and hunting dogs searching for grouse to take off for their owners 'pleasure' it's a case of head down, craft out and radio up higher than normal, it's the price my keeper and I pay to keep our nervous little friend happy during the NY fireworks that last into the early hours !!
So I'm really hoping I can join in over the next few days (where there's a will there's a way) so love and hugs are on their way. Stay warm and happy xxx

Karen Drew said...

Awww that is so cute. Love it
Karen xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very cute card, the animals peeking out from the hexagons are lovely. I'm looking forward to Julia's shows tomorrow, as now I know what Santa brought I can add some more of your latest dies to my collection.
Echoing Pam's comments this morning as I'm steeling myself to go into work.I handed my notice in yesterday and the boss is not happy - I have to go to a meeting this morning! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
This card is so sweet, simply adorable
Jan x

ahappycrafter50 said...

So cute Sue.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a cute card this morning. I really like the clean and simple design. The colours from the baby animals really makes the card pop.
Sending crafty hugs and well wishes to all. Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Clean & simple but absolutely beautiful!


TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card I love this style xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, such a cute and pretty card this morning. Clean and simple is a nice change sometimes.

Barbara V

DeCor said...

Simply adorable. Love the nice clean lines of this card.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Loving the clean and simple look on this design, the little animals are so cute!x

Netty The Runner said...

Such a sweet card Sue.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

This has to be one of the sweetest cards ever. Love it. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Betty McAlister said...

Good morning Sue. An adorable baby card. Love the simplicity of it. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Awh, this is adorable - and those three "guardian angels" are just the ones to make sure our toddlers have sweet dreams............ I love this card Sue.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
Adorable card clean and simple.
Catherine V94 xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
It may be a clean & simple card but it is absolutely stunning. Yvonne xx

Anne said...

This is so cute, Sue. Sorry I haven't been commenting - the poor wifi connection in Lincolnshire meant I couldn't comment.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- how cute is this card! What a great way to use the hexagons and I love the pretty colours you have used. Just delightful.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful clean and simple card.
We returned home yesterday from Christmas at our daughter's. Matilda is such a happy baby with a smile for everyone. My mother (89) was so delighted to cuddle her. I must make a start on the pile of dirty washing, but hopefully will find time to play with my new dies.
B xx

hettygarlick said...

That's very pretty and cute.

cheryl brown said...

Good morning Sue from a very soggy Somerset.

Loving the simple clean lines of your adorable baby card.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

It's an absolutely delightful baby card and I definitely be making it!

Krafty Runner x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very cute card, love the little animals.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the sweet simplicity of this baby card, it's just perfect for a newborn...

Elaine - so sad to read your post yesterday but Andrew is a fighter so stay optimistic as I'm sure he will be back on track once they re-commence his treatment...


margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Lovely sweet card so pretty!
Elaine my thoughts are with you !
Love Marg

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card either to welcome a new little person into the world, or the celebrate a first birthday.

Hugs to all
Helen xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very cute. Love it.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue Awwwww this is so cute how could anyone not like this and with little flowers instead of animals it would do get well cards too. And the Colours are so delicate as well
I am supposed to be going to Leeds town centre today to meet up with my sister..... but looking at the weather it could be a no no. We have the snow here and its getting heavier by the minute. And it's so cold. Maybe I will give it a miss. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Mavis L said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful baby card I will be needing
one shortly and this would be ideal love it. Mavis L x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous clean and simple card this morning. Those little animals are so cute. I'm sure that new parents would love and treasure this card.
Elaine, so sorry that Andrew's results weren't so good, but let's hope that the treatment will do the job. He is a fighter and I'm praying for you both.
Stay safe and warm everyone.Love and hugs Alison xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue Very pretty and clean looking card. love Jean Z xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a pretty and super Baby card, sometimes you just don't want fussy and this ticks all the boxes. Love it. Have a great day everyone. Bx

sued99 said...

A really cute card.x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous baby card. So cute the little dog, bunny and tortoise. I love it.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well this is absolute PERFECTION, I love it, simple but so cute and sweet, this is one of the dies I do not have, so must rectify this as soon as I can.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, I did do a little bit of cutting out yesterday but only for about an hour or so, then left it for another day. I am feeling better, not quite 100% yet but getting there, Colin really has been so good to me, there is a wonderful smell of a beef casserole cooking in the oven, yummy, I might try some of that later, just had porridge and feel OK. - Elaine I am sorry to hear that Andrew's illness is back, as you say why did they stop the treatment when it was doing some good, I hope and pray that it get's back on track and he begins to feel much better.

It is raining extremely hard here in Kent but I know that the North of England, Scotland and parts of Ireland are having a bad time, so please everyone be extra careful and only go out if you really have too.

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this v effective

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is definitely an 'ah' card, I just love it. So clean and simple and absolutely delightful.

Love Rosemarie xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a really cute card today, I can see why it's one of your favourites. The little animals are really the star of the show aren't they. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, good news about your bp xxx
Elaine sending you a big hug xxxx
Crafty suetoo good luck with your meeting, you stand by your decision if the job is no longer what you want xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely simple clean design. Love it. Sooooo cute.

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, such a gorgeous, cute card. Never mind giving them to new born babies,I would be more than happy to receive a card like this.I think that this is my favourite baby card ever.
Snowing like mad here so it's probably going to be a bit of a crafty day. We've had to put my stepson's visit off today due to the conditions.
Stay safe and warm everyone. Hugs Pauline xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, just right for a new baby. I don’t have these animal dies but I have the other set of your, so I think I just might do something similar.
It is snowing here in Central Scotland at the moment and the flakes are getting bigger by the minute, please take care is you are out and about.
Jess xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, love this card its so cute, don't have the animal dies but have just added them to my list .

BenteS said...

Such a sweet baby card
- love the simple design :))

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cute care,just right for a little one.
Best wishes
Karen M

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely post and as the sentiment says sweet !!!!

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is a beautiful card I love it I have just bought these dies are little treasure thank you sue
Love you always
June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxxx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
I adore this card its so very sweet. The little turtle, dog and rabbit are really cute. To be honest I'd be very happy to recieve this card myself. I really do love it. I definitely will be adding this die set to my growing and expanding 'need it' list of your die sets. I know some young children so i can pretend its to just make cards for them. Which i will but the characters are so adorable I just have to get this die set if i can.
Thank you for your everlasting creativity and inspiration.
Best wishes from Katielou Sweetlove x x x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card! I adore all of the stitched and stuffed animals and now I have the hexagons I can pinch this idea. I recently had to make a keepsake card with pockets for a lady that had a stillborn baby and your animals, hills, clouds & the rainbow all helped to make a card that I was proud of and she was thrilled with so I thank you very much as without your brilliant designs I would have struggled.

I was supposed to be visiting a friend who is recouperating at home after an operation but I am going nowhere today. The snow is already quite deep and is still coming down. My neighbour has very kindly (and unexpectedly) cleared the front path and put some salt down which was very nice of her.

Elaine - so sorry for Andrew, thoughts and prayers winging their way to you all.
CraftySuetoo - hope the meeting was ok and you can work your notice agreeably.


Kate's Cards said...

Aaaw that is so sweet. I do love your "clean" cards which aren't to fussy as not all recipients like very busy cards. I love this one to bits! xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What an absolute adorable card! The characters are so cute!
Hugs x
Heather T

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a lovely cute card today & yesterday's hexagonal card was amazing I didn't comment yesterday as we were travelling to my daughters in Leeds had awful journey the car broke down twice we ended up with a courtesy card from RAC & finally arrived at my daughters at 10 pm such a long day!
Elaine I'm so sorry Andrews results were not what we all wished for let's hope & pray that getting back on the treatment will help sending him you & your family big caring hugs
Crafty Sue too hope you get on alright in your meeting
June glad you are beginning to feel better
Pam hope you are having a lovely time with your family
Take care all in this cold weather

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous beautiful baby card ,i love it !.

Well i did not go to the Funeral it was so slippy with black ice here this morning , John has gone but with me having a cough and not wanting to pass it on especially to Andrew thought it best not to go.
Thank you for your wishes , Andrew could not grasp all that was told to him so i spoke to Helen last night , it appears the kidneys and bladder have active cells in them and the cells are heading for the liver ,as yet the liver is healthy so they are going to put in a sten , when these active cells have shrunk and hopefully died , if it is they get active again the sten will protect the liver . So thats the plan as far as i can tell .

If you have to go out please take care
hugs to all
Elaine H X

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

Totally charmed by this card. I swear you can see that puppy's tail wag. And the heart on the bunny goes straight into mine! Many thanks for creating this sweetness for us to share.

Also grateful to the Southern Hemisphere folks for not mentioning how hot you are.

How can we harness this deep freeze to help Andrew? Wrapping your family in warmth and love and may the healthy cells win his long-fought war.

Stephanie Cotterill, I hope it's too cold for hunters while you're escaping the fireworks.

Izzy, your new Platinum will perform like a champ and restore your faith in Spellbinders.

Breakfast today is going to be pound cake, coffee, eggnog and not-from-concentrate pineapple-grapefruit juice. It's cold enough to put on the full-body fleece union suit, but not after all those liquids.

Crewe Trish, your heart shines.

Carmen, you might want to change those high red heels for some big brown boots and heavy socks.


Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Love Today’s Extremely Fresh Looking Card, If It Wasn’t For The Touch Of Colour It
Would Match The Heavy Snow We Have Around Lol!
I Love The Stitched Detail On The Little Characters Within The Set There Is A Cat Also A Lamb
I Haven’t Got Any Of The Baby/New Arrivals Cutting Dies As I Don’t Make Baby Cards.......
Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
Today’s Card Is Six Quarter x Seven Half Inches
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Pale Green/Taupe/Pink Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Tim Holtz Peeled Paint/Vintage Photo/Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pads”
Star’s Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Hexagon Dies” (From The Noble Collection 12 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Sweet Dreams Little Ones Dies” (From The Necessities Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
As You Mentioned You’ve Gone For A Clean Beautiful Image Today It’s Just Splendid
You Started Today’s Card By Cutting Three “Small Hexagons” From “The Double Stitched Hexagon Die Set”
You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Of Each Of “The Small Hexagons” You Then Attached Them To A
Larger Piece Of “Coconut White Foundation Card” Placing Two Of The Hexagons Up On The Card, Then One
Down In The Middle.
From “The Sweet Dreams Little One Die Set” You Cut Out The Beautiful “Turtle” From “Pale Green Foundation Card”
You Lightly Inked It Using “The Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink” Then You Added Mounting Foam To The Back
Then Placed Him Coming Out/Looking Up From The Left Hexagon, For The Centre Hexagon You Cut Out
“The Adorable Puppy” From “Taupe Foundation Card” Then You Lightly Inked Him With “The Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Ink” You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Then Placed Him Into The Centre Hexagon
Sue, Next You Cut Out The Bunny Out Of “Pink Foundation Card” You Added “Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink”
To Highlight The Ears/Tail/Heart, Adding Mounting Foam To The Back, Then You Placed Her In The Last Remaining Hexagon
You Cut Out The Sentiment From The Die Set Twice From “Pale Green Foundation Card” You Stacked Them Together
Then Glued Them Into The Lower Right Corner To Complete Your Card You Added A White/White Mat/Layer
Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Very Impressive Card Also For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather, Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

ursula said...

This has to be one of the cutest cards ever, as you say, simple but stunning...the colours work so well together...thank you so much Sue...luv Ursula xx

Laura O said...

Beautiful card Sue and as you said less is more. Laura O Springfield

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow such a cute card Sue x it's adorable x thankyou sue x
Elaine my prayers are with you all x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A lovely clean and simple card. Using some of my favourite dies, it is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I do love clean and simple cards and this is so sweet with the hexagons framing the little animals

Elaine so sorry Andrew's results weren't what we all wanted for him but hopefully having the stent and restarting the treatment will help, hugs for all of you
Craftysuetoo hope your meeting goes ok

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today. Love those little animals. Must think about them. Thank you for sharing this. Echoing Pam today. Take care and hugs to all who need them.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is a truly beautiful CAS card, I'm loving the animals they are adorable.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely card Sue - for young and old alike! Love from Jackie xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I really love this sweet card!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such a sweet card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique l

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone from a very cold and snowy Yorkshire

Good news is I haven’t been out, bad news is because I still have chest infection and feel poorly. Hubby is the same, it’s gone on ages now so hopefully we’ll be ok for new year.

Gorgeous card, clean and simple but oh so cute. Love the hexagons and the adorable animals. I think most people would love to receive this card, not just children.

Sorry to hear Andrews results, but hopefully the new treatment plan will be effective. X

Love Helen xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely baby card. Thanks for sharing.

barbara macaskill said...

Hello from a VERY cold (30 below zero) Vermonter! This is a delightful card! I totally agree that less can be more! Stay warm! TFS!

Eunice said...

Very cute card Sue, love it!!!

Nanny Jo said...

Cute, cute and even cuter!! It's beautiful, Sue!!! Absolutely delightful! Jo xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Today's card is so very cute and I love the colour choices too!

June x

Marion Scott said...

So adorable and cute Sue, love it
Marion S x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your baby card may be simple and clean, but it is oh so sweet.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am so glad I was given your hexagon die sets for Christmas you are giving us so many ideas.I made mum a card yesterday with them.This animal set has somehow managed to pass me by and I just love the little dog.
Pam enjoy your time with your family.Elaine you were right to stay away from Andrew while you have a cough we are all sending positive vibes to surround Andrew.Donita your breakfast breakfast sounds wonderful I can eat fruit cake anytime of the day.Craftysueto I hope your meeting went well.Lynne what a horrible journey

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
What a Cute Card, I love the clean and simple look.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous, cute and beautiful card Sue!!!
I love the clean and simple style of it. The pastel colours are so pretty. I don't have any babies to send to but would still enjoy making this card.

Val Jones said...

Absolutely love this sweet baby card Sue. You come up with amazing ideas.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Awww what a very cute baby card I might just have to buy these cuties as my Neice is having a baby due in June
Thank you Sue for sharing your inspiration with us all
Pam enjoy having your visitors but don’t be doing to much
Elaine I am so sorry to read about Andrews results and I send my prayers and hopes for a positive outcome to their planned treatment
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Jean said...

So cute!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love this adorable, clean and simple baby card. You couldn’t choose a better color pallet than these soft ones that make this card so delicate and fresh. Like Stephanie C. said so well, it kind of depicts the innocence of the beautiful new life a newborn brings. Love it.

Pam – Hope you’re enjoy your time with your family.
Myra – Minus 15 during of day with wind feels like -22, but it can be worse so no complain from Toronto.
Barbara Macaskill – I agree, it is very cold there, 30 below zero ... we might get there too, hopefully not too soon.
Hellen Bell- Love your sense of humor. Get well soon.
Donita – Those shoes give me hopes that sunny days will come eventually.
Elaine - So sad to read about Andrew’s scan results. Let's hope that the stent and the treatment will do the job together with our love,prayers and warm, big and gentle hugs for him and you and all of you. We are here for you and your family.

Warm hugs from cold Toronto to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

karenlotty said...

A beautiful cute card

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love the little animals from the sweet dreams set, perfect for cards for babies and little people alike. Love what you have done with them on this card.


Fikreta said...

its so very nice!
Happy New Year!

Latenight SandyH said...

Such an adorable card. Love the little animals.

Elaine, so sorry to hear that Andrew's scan results weren't good. Hoping the treatment plan is successful. Prayers and thoughts with him and your family.
Take care everyone.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue , I love this adorable and simple baby card. It's just so perfect for a lovely sweet baby.x

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue, fab colours.

Stella Munn said...

So cute. Made a similar Christmas one with gingerbread men. Love the Hexagons. Xx

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes.
How ironic that today's card is a gorgeous baby one when I spent hours yesterday making a baby card for the little one that should have arrived by now. I may buy those dies when I go on my craft-store jaunt as I could use the dies for next year's birthday. Having said that, I have a list a mile long and I will have to prioritise (Or take out a loan)
Today I am planning to do a bit of a tidy-up in my craft room and put away some of my Christmas stuff until July.
Andrew is in my prayers too, along with his family who also need prayers.
Bye for now.
Marie P.

Owlish said...

This card is so cute love it

Pawprintx4 said...

What a cute baby card today. I am expecting my first grand baby in April (boy) and my nephew & wife are expecting in July (variety unknown) so I can actually make baby cards now. I just ordered the stuffed animals...figured I can use for young birthday cards to
but these would be darling also.
Elaine, good vibes for Andrew and your family.Donita, enjoy your breakfast...sounds great to me.
Everyone, a good afternoon,
Stephanie K

Jan.moogie said...

All is quiet and I have time to catch up. Love this baby card and my darling hubby bought me this set of dies so can recreate it woohoo. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is totally gorgeous, those animal dies are just so cute.
Who can resist a beautiful card like this.