Sunday, 21 January 2018

To Brighten Your Day

Good Sunday morning all!  It's another clean and simple sort of day today!  I started with a piece of navy blue card as my background and cut three layers of the Stitched Clouds in white.  Working from just above the halfway point, I glued the first two layers down directly to the card.  From the You Are My Sunshine die set,  I cut a rainbow base out of white and filled in all the pieces from various pastel shades.  I glued the rainbow to the centre of the card just under the cloud level.  Next I added mounting foam to the remaining layer of clouds and added it below the rainbow.  The last layer is actually the negative piece from the cloud and I added foam and attached it all the very bottom.  Also from the You Are My Sunshine die set, the sentiment was cut twice in white and stacked and glued into the upper corner.  The remainder of the card was filled in with various sized stars from the Twinkle Twinkle Cloud and Star die set.  Several of them were sprayed with glue then glittered with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz for a touch of bling.  White on white mats and layers completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Agnes (Scotland)!!!
lindyloo 12!!!

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

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DeCor said...

What a wonderful card that does exactly as it says. A bright and cheerful design to start the day. Sparks many additiona ideas. Thank you so much Sue. Have a great day.

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely idea for a card.
Well done to the winners.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care and keep warm, Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Marion Scott said...

Great clean and simple card Sue.
Congratulations to the winners
Marion S x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners. Lovely card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
This lovely card is clean and very effective.It really does brighten my day.Congratulations to the winners
Thanks Jan x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love it.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card that certainly brightens another gloomy winters day. I love all the stitched details.
Congratulations to the comment winners. X

Pussycats said...

God Morning Sue and and all. Beautiful clean and simple card this morning. I love how you have used the waste at the bottom of the card.
Congratulations to the winners. Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

scrAPpamondo said...

ADORABLE card!! It's so sweet and cute!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Thank you for brightening our day Sue, especially for our 3 winning ladies, what a bright happy day you've given them 😊
You've designed a really happy sample full of colour. We all know you design your dies for more than use, that's why they are real value for money, many companies give us dies but single use that can't be used for other things or flowers that cant be formed to get many different variances, but both Lisa and Julia recently showed just how many different ways your Landscape clouds and rainbows can be used, and Julia did the same with her recent shows and it's so great to be shown how to think outside the box especially when my box is closed and taped tight! I'm absolutely useless at doing that but that's what your dies do so that's why your dies are way above all others in the market. I see Polkadoodles have released stitched clouds and landscape dies now ! But we know where our loyalties lie Sue, your DIY and Babys First Pram came to join me yesterday thanks to my festive orders, market next week, so I'm hoping and praying with all my worth that I do okay as I've already made my 'Need'list of your new collection lol that raised an eyebrow I can tell you lol.
So thank you for a beautiful clean sample and I really hope that your day is a bright and happy one xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, I like all the stitched effects on the dies.

Congratulations to the winners

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I hope you are well. I love today's card lovely clean and fresh looking and suitable for several different possible sentiments.

It would also make a lovely New baby card as well; very useful.

Thanks for sharing Sue. Congratulations to the Comment game winners.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Chris Curry said...

You can’t help but smile when you see this card. I love it. Thank you Sue, stay warm and well. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a lovely card this is, so clean-cut and so effective. Love the pretty colours of the rainbow. Congratulations to the three lucky ladies today. Sending best wishes

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue and a fab start to the day xx hazel

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Pretty card, love all the stitched effects.
Congratulations to this week's winners. Hugs to all, but especially our missing friends. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely clean and simple card. Bright and cheerful for a dull day.

Barbara V

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today, clean + simple but so classy.

Congrats to the winners.


Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely colourful card this morning Sue. Not like the clouds we are having here at the moment..... snow is on the way for us today...... which I am not looking forward to one little bit So your rainbow has done its work by making me smile and cheering me up. Congratulations to the winners this morning. Best Wishes to all. Keep warm and snug. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

I got the 'You are my Sunshine' at Christmas and absolutely adore it!
So must get myself these stitched clouds, they are just the sweetest...

Krafty Runner x

Suemac said...

Lovely clean and simple card

TDQ Karen said...

Your rainbow never fails to make me smile, I love it. Congratulations to all the winners x

Owlish said...

Another fantastic card just what we need to brighten our day today as it’s not particularly good day today
Congratulations to the comment winners

Anne said...

What a lovely bright card - just what we need this morning as it is snowing at the moment!
Anne (Northampton)

Suemac said...

Lovely clean and simple card

doreenj said...

A lovely summery card for today; especially as
it has started to snow here in Northants!!!

Congrats to the winners too,

Doreen x

Jan.moogie said...

One of my favourite kind of cards Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Another happy CAS card today - love those soft, billowy clouds and the sentiment is perfect too and you've even managed to add a teeny bit of

Congratulations to the CG winners!


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely bright and cheery card.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Netty The Runner said...

A lovely, bright, happy card Sue. It certainly does brighten my day. It’s snowing where I am, it looks pretty outside.
Annette x

June Horrocks said...

Love this one sue happy cheerful card just what we need the stitched clouds are fab thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxx
Congrats to the winners

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card today, so clean & effective. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely happy card. love Jean Z xxxx

BenteS said...

Sweet card!
Love the way you use the negative part of the die :))
Congrats to the winners this week!

Narrowboat girl said...

A clean, bright, cheerful card to put a touch of colour into a damp, miserable day
Congrats to the winners

karenlotty said...

Lovely card It would cheer up the recipient

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card so effective.
Well done to the winners.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely cheerful card its so sweet you've made such good use of the waste too I went to a craft workshop yesterday we made a beautiful card using your industrial chic dies so of course I had to buy some to play with at home
Congratulations to today's winners
Sending caring hugs to Pam Elaine Andrew & family & all our missing & poorly friends

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fab card, and it will definitely brighten anyone's day, love the rainbow popping out from the clouds. Well done to all the comment game winners. Have a good day everyone and stay safe in the snow. Bx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A bright and cheerful card to start the day as it's snowing in Oxfordshire. Love this set. Congratulations to the comment game winners. Take care if it's snowing where you are.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post - clean and fresh. Saw it on one of the shows and thought how fab... Congrats to the winners

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely bright and happy card on such a grey, sleety day here in London. Love the cloud dies, great to enhance lots of different cards.


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card to brighten up our day.
Congratulations to today’s winners.
Take care when out and about if you have snow today.
Jess x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card to brighten a miserable wet day, at least we don't have the white stuff here. I know Jess who's above me has. I hadn't realised the front piece was waste card until you told us, it gives a good illusion doesn't it and finishes the card off well. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx
Hugs to missing friends xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a happy card today Sue, really lovely.
Congratulations to the winners
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card that would be sure to bring a smile to the recipient.
Still plenty of snow here and there's ice under that on the road so I'm staying indoors and will be in my craft room most of the day *putting up an imaginery do not disturb sign *
Wrap up well if you have to go out in this cold day.

Annie ok xx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card always like to see a rainbow. x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Bright and cheerful with a beautiful rainbow. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

evis said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card. It is bright and cheerful.
Evis M.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely clean looking card. Congratulations to the winners
Doreen R

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Lovely pleasant card today! Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card to brighten up anyone's day. Congratulations to Agnes, Ursula and Lindyloo enjoy your prizes

Sending love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Great Card love the Stitched clouds, and a BIG Thank you for bringing a rainbow into my day, the day feels better already.

Hugs Brenda xxx

CraftyJo said...

That's so cute (and I was lucky enough to win those dies in the past) :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the rainbow.
Thank you for sharing.
VΓ©ronique L

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun card, that rainbow AMIDST the clouds is an inspiration. I love it.
Hugs, Rose

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, yes a clean and simple card, but it can’t fail to brighten our day with that lovely rainbow. Meanwhile outside it is snowing!

Congratulations to the comment winners. Enjoy your prizes.

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty and just what someone who is feeling down would need to cheer them

Hugs Helen xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I do like your CAS cards and I love the little touch of sparkle on the stars. Your hills and cloud dies are being well used here and instead of cutting a cloud shape as I have seen you do I have used cut outs from the dies to ink against, works a treat.

Well it has started to snow heavily again here so now we have snow on frozen snow and ice. I won't be going anywhere today but I do hope the forecasters have it right and it will turn to rain later on. If you have snow and have to go out please wrap up well and stay safe.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Agnes, Ursula and lindyloo. Enjoy playing with your prizes.

Hope our missing friends are well, thinking of you all.


Agnes (Scotland) said...

A beautiful card with such simple lines,
Love it Sue X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card, and I have this set..... must open it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful and sweet Sue
Gr Karin

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today’s Card Is Just What We Needed As It’s Very Cold/Wet Then We Also Get Snow Thrown In
So Quite A Mixture Of Different Things Going On Outside At Present.
Today’s Magical Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Navy Blue/Asst Pastel Shades Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
Today’s Magical Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Hills/Clouds ☁️ Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s You Are My Sunshine 🌞 Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 7 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Twinkle Twinkle Cloud ☁️/ Star’s 🌟Die Set” (From The Fillables Collection 9 Cutting Dies)
Sue, My Dear Friend You Started Today’s Delightful Card With A Piece Of “Navy Blue Foundation Card” For Your
Background Then You Cut Out Three Layers Of “The Stitched Clouds ☁️” Out Of “Coconut White Foundation Card”
Working From Just Above The Halfway Point Of The Background, You Glued The First Two Layers Down Directly
Onto Your Card.
From “The You Are My Sunshine 🌞 Die Set “ You Cut Out “The Rainbow 🌈 Base” From “Coconut Foundation Card”
Then You Filled In All The Strips Of “The Exceptional Rainbow 🌈” With Various Pieces Of “Pastel Shades” (Great Way Of
Achieving Your Exceptional Rainbow 🌈). You Then Glued “The Rainbow 🌈 “ To The Centre Of The Card Just
Under “The ☁️ Level” Next You Added “Mounting Foam” To “The Remaining Clouds ☁️“ Placing Just Below
“The Rainbow 🌈” The Last Layer Is Actually The Negative Piece From “The Cloud ☁️” You Added “Mounting Foam”
Then Placed At The Very Bottom Of Your Magnificent Card.
Also From “The You Are My Sunshine 🌞 Die Set” You Cut Out The Sentiment Twice Then Glued Into Upper Right
Corner, You Filled The Remainder Of The Card With Various Sized 🌟 ✨πŸ’«From “The Twinkle ✨ Twinkle ✨
Cloud ☁️ Star ✨Die Set” You Spray Glued Several Of Them Then Glittered Them Using “The Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
For A Touch Of Sparkle, Adding To A White/White Mat/Layer Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing...............
Thank You My Wonderful Dear Friend For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx
Huge Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Winners Agnes πŸ‘ UrsulaπŸ‘ Lindyloo πŸ‘ Enjoy Your Gift.............

sued99 said...

Definitely brightened my day. Lovely card. X

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card using great dies and pretty colours. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Agnes (Scotland), Ursula and lindyloo 12.

Best wishes

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely fun cute clean and crisp card.

Congratulations to the winners


Annx without an "e"

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue, ideal for all ages.
Congratulations to your winners today and yesterday xx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, it's a lovely card, and would certainly brighten anyone's day!! Jo xx

Tressa said...

Lovely, cheerful card.


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x really brightened up a dull and dismal day x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Theresa w xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today to brighten up a very snowy one here.
Hope everyone is safe and well.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Angela said...

Love the pastel rainbow. A lovely card as always.

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card love the dies so cute. Laura O Springfield

Littlelamb said...

A lovely card for brightening our day. We had snow this morning so it certainly needed brightening. Hugs for all who need them especially Pam, Elaine and Rosemary..

Eunice said...

This is such a fun card Sue, little ones would just love to receive this card for the Birthday!!

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

Cheerful card. Thank you for showing us we don't have to do the rainbow colors literally.

Congratulations to the winners.

It's back to the daily grind. Looking forward to the launch coming up.


CCM said...

Hi Sue,
So lovely and happy card today!It certainly did brighten everybody's day.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Special hugs to Elaine, Andrew and Helen.
Pam - Hope you'll be back soon.
Hugs from Toronto to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue! I love that rainbow.

Latenight SandyH said...

Such a lovely cheerful card. The rainbow is gorgeous.
Congratulations to Agnes, Ursula and lindyloo on winning the comment game. Enjoy your prizes.
Take care everyone.

Fikreta said...

This is sure card for brighten someones day! So nice card!

lindyloo12 said...

Another great card, which would be good for lots of occasions.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a cheerful card especially following a cold, wet and miserable day yesterday was. I love rainbow's they are so special. Congratulations to the comments winners. X

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a lovely bright cheerful card, just what we need in the cold winter weather.

Marie from Longridge said...

Another beautiful card Sue, This one seems to have a promise of spring and I'm sure we in the UK are all wishing for that.
Congratulations to the lucky winners who must be over the moon to win such treasures.
I hope you are OK Pat, we are all missing you.
love and healing thoughts to all missing friends.
Marie P.

Pawprintx4 said...

Happy, cheerful card for many occasions.
Congrats to the winners!
Stephanie K

Dawn Holben said...

This is a beautiful enough card to brighten anyones day, i love the clouds and the lovely rainbow.