Monday, 8 January 2018

Thankful

Hello crafters!  You may recall seeing this one during the blog launch, but I wanted to give you a closer view of it.  Although it is rather clean and simple in it's styling, it is really full of loads of detail.  From the Bushel Basket die set, I cut and assembled three of the  baskets out of taupe card.  I inked all three very lightly with Antique Linen to age them a bit.  I used the fruit and vegetables from the Wooden Garden Cart die set.  The first basket I decided to fill with carrots.  I cut about 10 to 12 of them and inked them with Spiced Marmalade distress oxide.  I used the matching Distress marker to add some detail lines to the carrots.  The tops were inked with Forest Moss distress ink.  I glued all the carrots into the basket and added mounting foam to the back of it.  The next basket was filled with artichokes that I cut out of dark green card.  The last basket was filled with apples that I cut out of red card. I cut the matching tops out of green card then glued them to the top before assembling the apples in the basket.  I added all three baskets to a wide strip of coconut white card that had a black mat added to it.  I cut a larger piece of white card and attached it just above centre.  I cut the sentiment from the Mix and Match Friendship sentiment die set in black and glued it below.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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90 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, a bit iof beauty on this very could frosty morning. Makes me think of warmer days ahead
Elaine, I am so sorry Andrews diagnosis was not better news. I hope they can drain the fluid and clear the bowed blockage which should make him more comfortable. How soon will they fit the stent, I am hoping and praying that the funding comes through without further delay. It is a sad indictment of this country's policies that doctors have to apply for cash to provide vital medical care for its own people. My thoughts are with you all, my prayers have been said and my fingers are crossed too. It is no good telling you not to worry but pkease try to rest when you can.
Julie, good to see you back, means you are feeling a little better.
Carmen, it must be so very cold where you are, please stay warm and well.
The heating issue is no closer to getting fixed, wearing extra layers but I hate being restricted when working.
Stay warm and well if you can, hugs basket super heated, thinking of poorly and missing friends.

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is different and a bit of alright too, love it Sue. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely, neat clean and simple design that is so effective. Beautiful

Again, you have summed it all up so well Pam and I really hope you get hearing at work very soon.
Hugs
Muriel x

Muriel Kelly said...

Oops, that is heating Pam lol !!!

Jan Sayer said...

Lots of intricate detail in the pails of fruit. Lovely.
Sorry to hear UK is so cold - it’s been beautiful weather in NZ today. Lovely to have more summer!
Jan
Northampton

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the details.
Elaine, hope that the funding comes through for Andrew and that he feels more comfortable when the fluid is drained. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
This card looks neat and simple but so many little pieces to cut you have lots of patience.It really is clever and so different.
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a superb card, the overall design may be simple, but wo so much work cutting out and sticking all the fruit and veg. Love it. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you,a lovely card so neat.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours for the fruit and veg.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is such a lovely card, with all that veg in the barrels, I like the way you have used the colour to age the barrels.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, Elaine, I hope the funding gets sorted quickly and also that they can sort out the blockage for Andrew, my thoughts are with you all.

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Debra K. said...

Oh, I just love this card! x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue x xhazel

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi there Sue. Take 2 !!

How I loved this sample when you launched these dies and I love them just as much now. There's something about CAS cards that I really love, the simplicity the easy to the eye design and the colours used. CAS cards enable us to see a particular die used in the easiest way, they show the beauty of the die used, and of course there are times these clean and simple cards say it all they can speak volumes, I just love it. This is on my 'Need' list as my 'Want' list has had to be put on hold for now, but my needs are greater and I look forward to collecting them one by one. Now my hibernation has fully kicked in, I need to look for my mojo again as I have new Pixie Powders to experiment with and Barrows, Monkeys and tree's to play with, so once my brain has thawed, my fingers decide to work again properly again all I need is for my enthusiasm to be returned and I'll be ready to go. So until then I send hugs to hopefully keep you warm and love to thank you for this beautiful sample have a lovely day xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card today, the baskets look very dimensional .

Michele

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card this morning. I know its a clean card but the details of the baskets are stunning. Its a;was a pleasure to see your cards.
crafty hugs and we;; wishes to all.
Wendy

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love it.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the bright look you have achieved with the fruit and veg and the stark contrast of the white card xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful 'clean and simple' design, I love the detail in the pails and fruit and veg.x

Chris Curry said...

Such a sweet and clean and simple but effective card Sue, really like it. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely clean and simple card but very effective. Makes you think of better days to come. I apologise fir my absence lately, one of those nasty virus things.

Elaine, I am thinking of you and praying that things get sorted out now. X X

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely clean and simple card but with so much detail. The baskets look very lifelike.

Barbara V

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Those buckets are so cute.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Well what a beautiful clean cut card to day ,so fresh looking it took me back to a day i spent with my lovely Dad helping him to pull the carrots and putting them into the bucket .

It must be a quick one for me today , so much to do and then Hospital visiting , Andrew had the Doctor come to him last night to say Surgeons would be looking at his notes/ scan to see the best way to deal with his problems and they will see him this morning ,so we will know more later
Take care everyone
Big huggles
Elaine H X

Marion Scott said...

A lovely clean and simple design but with so much detail in those baskets and the fruit and vegetables. Love it

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a fabulous card, and the baskets look so real. Wonderful card to send to a gardener. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

BenteS said...

So lovely those baskets!
A wonderful card to send someone who loves gardening :)

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue.
Annette x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue I don’t sell the cards I make and tend to make very personalised cards I don’t have enough friends/family in my circle that would warrant buying this beautiful set of dies - sorry

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

My Dad's a fantastic gardener growing all his on veg and enough for all our rather large family, pus he's nearly 92!! And he would adore this card!!

Krafty Runner x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card could be filled with all sorts of different things I think. And its cheery as well great for the men who love pottering and for the ladies who cut flowers..... great work Sue.
Pam I hope Sue hasn't used all your hug baskets on this card... I know how many you give away lol.
Fingers crossed for you Elaine that you get the funding you need. Best Wishes to all this cold and frosty morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

stitchingranny said...

Ideal for those who love their allotment or who have veggie gardens. For me I would fill the buckets with flowers though.

Hugs Helen xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Cute little baskets that could be filled with anything to appeal to a wide range of gardeners & crafters. I can imagine some lovely quilled flower sprays peeking out from behind the basket tops for florist perhaps?

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I like the crispness of this card despite being so full of interest. Something different. Love from Jackie xx

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I loved this card at the launch it’s beautiful thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card and just adore the Bushel Basket die - and as others have said it could be filled with anything, veggies, fruit, flowers, toys, hearts, stars, candles, etc. etc...

Elaine - thinking of you all, keep us updated...

Welcome back julielaz - hope you're feeling much better now...

Izzy

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card with beautiful details. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Wow, your Bushel Basket card is incredible.
So much detail in the vegetables and fruit. I can see how useful the basket die can be as it could be filled with so many different items.
Lesley S x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another great card today. Love the baskets p, which you could fill with anything that took your fancy.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card . love Jean Z xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card the baskets are cute I love all the veg you have made I bought the barrow die so now need the bushel basket
Elaine so sorry Andrews scan results were not what we all wished for I hope he gets that essential treatment soon
Bejay hope you are feeling better today
Julia Laz nice to have you back
Sending good wishes to all

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another different type of card, I like the simplicity of this card
Wendyx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A great card and gives me ideas for using my die.
x

Kate's Cards said...

Maybe simple but it has great impact. Fab! xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Really lovely card,really effective
Best wishes
Karen M

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
Clean and simple cards are always a winner aren't they and very handy to make when you're pushed for time. They always make a great impact as well. Thanks for sharing.
Bejay xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are amazing. It made me think of Harvest Thanks Giving services at church. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Clean and simple lines but with so much detail with the veg in the baskets.

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Cute card! Xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely CAS card that belies the amount of work involved in cutting out all the fruit and vegetables. I too can see the bucket filled with your flowers or maybe even some of the garden tools from your other sets.

Pam - I hope they get the heating sorted out soon.
Elaine - hopefully Andrew will feel better when the fluid is drained and they clear the blockage.
Bejay - are you feeling any better today?
Julie Laz - so good to see you back yesterday, hope you are in a good place just now.

Frances

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue liking the simple style of the last few cards. Laura O Springfield

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely, clean card. But a non-crafter wouldn't appreciate the work that has gone into it, so this would be a card I would make for someone who wouldn't throw it away after a week or so.
Love the colours, so happy.
Hugs, Rose

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Great card, nice and clean looking. However, as others have said a lot of work has gone into making it. I love the shape of the bushel baskets and they look great coloured with antique linen ink. I love the dinky little fruit and vegetables too. Being a lover of flowers though, I agree the baskets would look lovely filled with flowers as well. The font of the sentiment compliment this perfectly too.

Pam, sorry to hear the heating is still not fixed. Stay warm. X

Elaine, I hope Andrew gets some positive news from the surgeons today. X

Love Helen xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely CAS card today, love it, hugs Brenda xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful clean and simple design, love the colours and all the detail on the fruit and veg
Elaine daily hugs for you and Andrew, hope the funded treatment gets sorted very soon
Pam echoing you and hope it's a bit warmer in work today

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

scrAPpamondo said...

These baskets are just amazing and very detailed, love them!

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, Such a detailed card and one which needs rather a lot of patience in order to do it justice. Afraid that my patience is running low at present due to running around after my husband who has 'man flu" and making the most of it. I know whose head I would like to stick in a basket!But it wouldn't look as pretty as your card. (I love him really)lol Hugs xx Pauline

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

Good thing we only have to fill the top of these baskets. To lovingly cut each tiny fruit and stem really does show devotion. This card seems to teach us that baskets full of complexity are best displayed along simple lines. And that we should have ordered those words.

The Cuttlebug is working well as a travel companion, but I miss my Platinum and wish I'd brought more dies. I got about 75 small thank-you notes made before I ran out of double-stick tape. Sponge-cutting all that mulberry paper didn't yield such good results, so I stuck with straight-edge panels of lovely scrapbook paper, some topped with a white die-cut focal element.

Sending pulses of positive energy to Andrew.

Warm love to all.

Love,
Donita

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your card design today reminds me I want to give you a bountiful THANK YOU for all you share with us crafters. I have learned so many card making techniques from you this past year. I feel my cards now are beyond "everyday" and "store bought" from using what I have learned from you. I seem to be very pleased with my creations. Whose who receive my cards are in awe of their beauty. I like to tell the receivers I have been inspired by Sue Wilson, an American designer for Creative Expressions in the UK. I share your blog, pin your cards, and buy your embossing folders, dies and stamps. And I use them, too! I know three ladies here in my town, including me, that enjoy making cards inspired by you. We like to talk "Sue". There may be more of us Wilsonettes here. I just don't know of them. So glad to see more places here in the US where I can purchase your products. I look forward everyday to seeing what you have created. Please continue to inspire me.

Scottydog said...

A lovely card Sue, but I just wouldn’t have your patience! I will admire from afar, but thank you!

Theresa Pace said...

lovely CAS card. it's very fresh. love those dies, hugs xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
What a lovely clean cut card must have taken ages to cut all the fruit and veg for the pots
Thank once more for your dedication to your blog
Elaine my hopes and prayers and thoughts are with you and your family xx
Pam are you fed up with all the echoing yet.? I will echo your comment again today as you do it so well
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks Theresa G xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card to send to so many people for so many different occasions.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Pawprintx4 said...

This card takes a bit of effort, patience and time despite looking "clean and simple". I made 6 get well cards during this cold weather (appropriate) and they are so cute. I am proud of them but they take time (using SW Get Well set). I think sometimes you are just in the mood for making scenes and paper piecing and this set is lovely.As many have pointed out, the baskets can be filled with anything your heart desires...so a bushel for every season.
Pauline, you made me laugh out loud. I know where you are coming from.
Suzzette, you are so right. We need more Sue Wilson Dies 9every one!) in the US.I also wish for all the Creative Expression merchandise she uses.
Donita, I am wanting to replace my Cuttlebug with the Sizzix Big Shot Foldover. Not released in the US yet but it would travel like a Cuttlebug but probably cut better than mine at least which has many miles on her.I have several large,heavy machines at home but like a small one to cart about.
Elaine, hope that Andrew gets relief soon. Keep us posted. Sending our bushels full of hope and comfort to him and you all.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. These baskets are a really fab idea, they could be filled with all sorts of yummy things.

Lisbeth

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. Xx

ursula said...

Ah, one for the gardener in ones life, I have one of those, this could be just great...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I really like the clean lines of your last few creations.
Pam I hope that the heating comes on at work soon.Elaine give my caring thoughts to Andrew.Stephanie it must be horrible to feel so down in the winter months.Rosemary and Donita special huggles.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Love love love this card I was lucky to get this die set for Christmas :-) the sentiment is

so meaningful.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Clai01 said...

Really lovely card x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous CAS card today. I really liked this when you launched the died.
Pam,
Hope the heating at work is sorted quickly. I know what you mean about being restricted when wearing more clothes!
Elaine, hope there’s been some good news today. Sending love and hugs xx
Very cold here today but a lovely bright day.
Sending love and hugs to all,Alison xxxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
So simple and yet detailed card. As many others said you need a lot of patience to make a card like this but once you’ve done it you’ll be so proud, I know I will be.

P Austen /Pauline – You made me laugh. All men are big kids, aren’t they? They never grow-up just getting old. As Walt Disney said “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional”.
Pam - Wow, I know that those people take their time to fix the heater. It’s been a week, right? Maybe they don’t have the money … Hope your life at work will improve soon.
Elaine – Thinking of you today as any other day.

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

Di said...


Hi Sue.
Love this card with the baskets of berries, a good card for any occasion.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another clean looking card .... love it!
Rosemary xx

Littlelamb said...

Like this card Sue and as many have said there are all sorts of things you could put in the baskets. I think my choice would be flowers. Thank you for sharing this. Pam I hope the heating is fixed very soon. When I feel cold I use a heat bag which goes in the Microwave if you have one at work or what about a hot water bottle to keep you warm. Elaine my thoughts and prayers are with all your family. Hope Andrew’s problems are sorted out very soon. Hugs to you all. Hugs to all who need them. Warm ones for Pam.

Marianna Hammer said...

What a pretty card!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, the detail on the baskets is lovely isn't it. As Jackie said, reminds me of harvest festival ar church. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. I hope you are finding ways to keep warm at work, fingerless gloves and thermal undies I think! Xxxx
Elaine thinking of you all and sending hugs xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love these dies and this is fab

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card! I loved it the first time I saw it! Like Jackie it reminds me of Harvest Festival and Thanksgiving . I love the simplicity of it too.
Thank you so much! You do share some lovely ideas!
I’ve bern having Google Trouble AGAIN - yesterday’s posts went awol and I’ve lost some today too! Something about Cookies!! I’ll give them cake instead!!
In case this doesn’t go, I’m keeping it brief!
Who said “ Phew, “
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Lovely clean and simple card. Very versatile dies. Xx

Eunice said...

Really like the simplicity of this set of dies Sue. Reminds me of when I was younger picking apples for the trees on our farm!!

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card.
Take care everyone.

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue. You must have the patience of a saint to cut out all those small pieces. Do you ever take a true break? I do admire you and I love all of your cards.
Marie P.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is such a perfect thank you card especially for the gardners amongst us.
I love th pots and the contents. absolutely brilliant.

Vie Carter said...

Great card

Vie
x

Fikreta said...

so very nice card!