Friday, 2 March 2018

Fabulous Day

Hello crafters!  Today's card showcases the Michelle die set and the Chantilly Lace edger.  I started by cutting the decorative die from the Michelle die into a piece of Blue Dusk card.   Next I cut two of the Chantilly Lace Edger thin borders into the top and bottom of the card.  I extended both of them so they went the length of the card.  I backed the card in white so it showed through all the detail in the Michelle die and the edger dies.  Next I cut two of the larger die from the Chantilly Lace edger set.  I used two pieces of white card together to cut them so that the top one cut all the way through and the bottom one really only cuts through the outline.  So I teased the outline die out (sometimes you have to use your scissors in spots) and then glued it on to the edger as a backing.  I did both of them, then glued them on to the left and right sides of the card.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the centre die from the Michelle die set and mounted it with foam in the middle of the card.  I made a tiny flower with the centres from the Passion Flower die set and glued it into the centre of a satin ribbon bow.  I mounted the bow to the corner of the Michelle die.  I added flatback white pearls to the edges and middle die as accents.  White and Blue Dusk mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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100 comments:

Steph Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue. I just love how all your dies are made for each other. It doesn't matter what border or edger dies you choose to go with the frames and tags, they all work perfectly together. The Finishing Touch speaks for itself - a wonderful finishing touch to any card. You certainly are an amazing designer of dies and this gorgeous sample is the icing on the cake, how can anyone not love looking at this fantastic Friday gift.
Sending love and hugs to you this freezing cold morning and thank you for this beautiful inspiration xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the edger die. So pretty.

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card,love that shade of blue.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card, love the colours too

Muriel Kelly said...

Good morning Sue and all
This is the card that made Michelle a NEED for me. Iris just beautiful, love the colours and am hoping I can use a different border to do something like this.
Hugs
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much this is a very pretty card, a beautiful colour.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

Netty The Runner said...

So pretty Sue, I was looking at buying the Chantilly Lace die, you’ve just made up my mind.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Michelle is a stunning die and your card a beautiful example of how it can be used, x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Very pretty card, Sue.

Maria Illsley said...

A very pretty card. The Michelle die looks wonderful and swirly and the chantilly die is so lacy. Xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW card this morning , its beautiful. I love how the Michelle die and Chantilly Lace die work so well together. The little flower of the bow is a beautiful touch. You can tell straight away this a sue wilson creation.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all....Wendy

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Thank you for such a pretty card today.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation today, love the colours and the dies you have used are amazing, so crisp and sharp and you have used the Michelle die which I was lucky enough to win in the blog launch so I have got to try this one.

Hope everyone is keeping warm and safe at home, don't travel out unless you really have too.

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card. I love the colours you have used, the Michelle die is gorgeous and the Chantilly Lace edger is aptly named looking like a piece of lace on both edges of the card. Beautiful
Marion S x

DeCor said...

This Michelle dies looks amazing in this card. Love the extra versatility of the Chantilly Lace. A wonderful effect and card

Chris Curry said...

A lovely, lovely card Sue. That blue is one of my favourite colours. Thank you, stay safe and warm. Xxx

Clai01 said...

The blue dusk card is so lovely x

sharon casey said...


Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card love the colours and the dies used really pretty

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Such a pretty card, love the colours too!
Love Marg

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A beautiful card this morning the Chantilly lace edging is gorgeous - Chantilly lace reminds me of that song 'Chantilly lace, a pretty face, a ponytail hanging down etc' Ah! the good old days! ROFL! Giving my age away now!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Fantastic combination and my favourite things.....blue and lace.......I just love these. I know its not everyone's favourite but how could anyone not be happy to receive something like this through their door. Thankyou so much Sue. Best Wishes to everyone and stay warm. Unfortunately this horrible freezing windy morning we have a funeral to go to.. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds m m am5

karenlotty said...

Very pretty card I love that dusk blue card Something else to put on my shopping list

Anne said...

A really pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the blue and white and the lacy effects. The way you have used the edger dies remind me of icing on a cake, a really pretty card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is beautiful, such an elegant and feminine design. Have a good day everyone and stay safe in this nasty weather. Bx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Love the blue dusk card, with the white of the die cuts it reminds me of wedgewood patterns.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours - Wedgewoodesque.
Stay safe and warm everyone, love Alison xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card, those dies work so well together and this would look equally good in any colour combination...

Izzy

BenteS said...

Beautiful card.
Love the focal point die :))

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, So pretty and love the colour. love Jean Z xxxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card today, it reminds me of Wedgwood too, I think it's the colours.
Love Diane G xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty and elegant love the edges just look like guipure lace.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, such a pretty blue.
Lydia
X

stitchingranny said...

Fabulous Day and Fabulous Card

Hugs Helen xx

Craftcornucopia said...

Delicate and delightful composition, Sue.

Diane in Wales xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful the dies are so pretty & work well together
Had a good 5/6" of snow here so it's another crafting day for me today!
Stay safe & warm sending good wishes to all

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely, cheerful and delicate card today.
I just love the colours.
Regards,
Evis M.

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. What another gorgeous card. Love it. Mavis L

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love the card

Donita Naylor said...

Oh my! I don't have either of these dies but thanks for showing us what a sweet flower can be made from the teensy dies in the Passion Flower set. I thought those were for pistil and stamen, but aren't they nice stacked into their own flower!

I had a little trouble understanding why, if you cut Chantilly in two thicknesses of paper, you would have to pry them apart since you're going to use both thicknesses. Took me a minute, but duh, it's because you have to remove the fallout from the layer that cut all the way through, so the layer that just got dented, in effect embossed, will kind of puff out from under the outline. Right?

Now I'm wondering if the same technique can be used with the Geminis. Or the striplets. And why not a second color for the layer that's going to puff out?

Also, for yesterday's card, I'm wondering if you could use strips of card colored with glitter kiss instead of strips of sticky paper and actual glitter. Or even strips of distress oxide colors, or of Pixie blends. Seems like any striplet cut three or four times into the same sheet of card could use the strip method for backing each one with a different color. For that matter, why not "emboss" the backing colors, however they were colored, using the double-thickness method we learned in today's card. It would mean cutting the striplet again three or four more times, separately, through two thicknesses of paper. If the double thickness was white for the outline and color for the part that puffs through, you would just set the white outlines aside for another project and fit each of the colors behind one of the striplets you cut into the front of your card.

Think that would work? If our Saturday gathering gets canceled by snow, I'll play with that idea.

Best to all,
Donita

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely colour combination. Debra x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card. love the blue!
Rosemary xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card. Love everything about it. It took me a while to understand why you had used two thicknesses of card, but I got there in the end! Love the colours and the cute little flower.

Luckily I’m a bit warmer today, not because the weather is any better but because our heating is back on. The condenser pipe was frozen as the boiler is in the garage on an outside wall. Despite being lagged it still froze. I tried from 10 am to defrost the pipes, unfortunately even when thawed the boiler would not ignite. Had to call a plumber out last night. Fingers crossed it’s ok now. X

Love Helen xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty I love the dies and the colours you have used. All my family is working at home today which is a great relief. Stay safe and warm. Hugs Jackie

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another very pretty card with an very appropriate sentiment as it will be a fabulous day as staying at home and hopefully crafting...

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love the colours and the lay out of this beauty thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, another Sue special. Brilliant! I will have to add the chantilly edger die to my never ending list of dies I need. Just when you think you don't require any more for this month;you prove me wrong.
Donita, you are on top form with your ideas today. Let us know how you get on with your embossing and glitter kissing etc. Does it work? lol
Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I always forget how gorgeous blue dusk coloured card is. This card is beautiful x
The dies are showcased brilliantly in all their glory. This colour is so lovely and makes this card perfect x
Your new dies are truly out of this world and my boys know me so well that your recent one day special is my Mothers Day present - who needs flowers and chocolates?! Lol ?
Been absent for a few days - nephews 16th birthday on Tuesday. Out for a meal then back to my sis in laws for a quick cuppa and cake. This turned into getting home early hours as school closed next day so said nephew didn't have to get up. Gone are the days when I could function after all nighters!! #feeling old x
Planning a bit of playing in my crafty place over the weekend - too cold to play out x
Love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card, love the colours. The Chantilly Lace edger is so pretty and versatile. Love the tiny flower it is sweet.

Frances

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!
hugs

catherine lyons said...

Morning Sue
A fabulous card today .and those dies work so well togather.
Catherine V94 xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty colours and delicate lacy dies you have used. I love it.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

ursula said...

An absolutely fabulous card Sue, it looks so lacy and really feminine, love it....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇2016 Award Winning Blog
I’m Truly Happy As I Have The Exceptional Dies You’ve Used In Your Magical Card Today
I’m Hoping To Use Your Fantastic Card, For A Card I Have To Make In The Very Near Future
I Make My Own Envelopes So It’s Never A Problem With Card Size...........
Any Recipient Would Just Love Today’s Exquisite/Rich/Opulent Card Just Exceptional
I Love The Colour Palette Although I Still Have A Couple Of Packets Of The Pale Pink Card That
Creative Expression Discontinued............... So I May Use That For Mine
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Blue Dusk Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Have A Truly Fabulous Day! Sentiment” (Sorry Don’t Know Which Stamp Set This Is From?)
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
The Following Cutting Dies Are From The New January 2018 Collection:-
“Sue Wilson’s Michelle Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Chantilly Lace Die Set” (From The Configurations Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Passion Flower Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 23 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Started By Cutting The Michelle Die Into A Piece Of Blue Dusk Foundation Card, Then You Cut
Two Of The Chantilly Lace Edger Thin Borders Also Into The Blue Dusk Foundation Card One At The Top
Also The Bottom Of Your Card, You Extended Both Of Them So They Went The Length Of Your Magical Card.
Sue, You Then Backed This Using Coconut White Foundation Card So It Showed Through All The Details Of
The Michelle Die Plus The Edger Dies, (I’d Probably Attach My Coconut White Foundation Card To A Self
Adhesive Sticky Sheet Then Add Glitter, This Would Look Outstanding Coming Through The Michelle/Edger Dies)
(Just My Opinion)
Sue, Then You Cut Out Two Of The Larger Dies From The Chantilly Lace Edger, When Cutting Out This Particular Die
You Used Two Pieces Of Coconut White Foundation Card, So The Top One Would Cut All The Way Through, The Bottom
One Really Only Cuts Out The Outline So You Teased Out The Outline Die, (You Mentioned Sometimes You Have To Use
Your Scissors To Release In Places).
You Then Glued Them Onto The Left/Right Sides Of Your Card, You Stamped Your Sentiment Then Cut It Out Using The
Centre Die From The Michelle Die Set You Placed Mounting Foam To The Back Then Attached It To The Centre Of Your
Phenomenal Card!!! You Made A Tiny Flower Using The Centres From The Passion Flowers Die Set, (You Are Brilliant)
Once You Had Created Your Flower You Glued This To The Centre Of Your Satin Ribbon Bow.
You Placed Your Bow Plus Flower, To The Bottom Left Corner Of Your Michelle Die, You Also Added White Pearls To
The Beautiful Edgers, Plus The Michelle Die To Accent You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Of The Card
(You Can See From The Still Photographs That You’ve Used It) Then You Placed This Onto Your Main Card Which
Was A Coconut White/Blue Dusk/Coconut White Mat/Layer This Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, What Can I Say Other Than Today’s Card As All Your Remarkable Cards Has Blown Me Away
Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do I Can Never Find The Correct
Words To Say Just How Much I Do Appreciate Everything You Do.........
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx


Scottydog said...

Beautiful card in one of my favourite colours. This is what I call a Sue Wilson signature card! We know you can do grunge but this is what I think of when anyone mentions the name Sue Wilson! Thank you!

CraftyJo said...

Liking the 'wedgewood' look :)

dmj said...



What a lovely card today, so useful for
any occasion too,




Doreen x

hettygarlick said...

That's a really pretty card and I love the colours.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a nice feminine card today. I really love the edger die as there is so much you can do with it as you have shown.

Lisbeth

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A lovely Sue Wilson card today this edger die is a must have.
Donita some interesting ideas enjoy your play.Sam I wish I could make my own envelopes I have 2 different envelope makers but they always turn out amateurish.

Yvonne H said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A beautiful crisp & sharp card today . Truly stunning as usual .Yvonne xx

Sue MacFall said...

Very pretty card, Sue - I love the blue and white together.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Love it. Love everything about this card: the colors, the design, the tiny flower (I will never guess that you made it with the centres from the Passion Flower die set). Thank you for the great tutorial and for showing us another way to use the Chantilly Lace Edger die set, one of my favorites from your last launch.

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fabulous card for a fabulously sunny, but very cold, day

Jean said...

So pretty!

Suzzette Yandle said...

I adore this combination of Dusk Blue and white. Nice combination of die cuts and techniques. I did have to read and reread the discription a couple of times to get your idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judith Tucker said...

What a gorgeous card. Everything about it is perfect

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the color scheme. The dies are so pretty.

Eunice said...

I love your card today Sue, the Michelle die is amazing, on the blue dust card it is breath taking!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and it's another one that makes long to have the Chantilly lace edger in my crafty stash
Helen glad you're a bit warmer today and the central heating is fixed
Teresa hope you got your central heating fixed and are feeling warmer too

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, I do really like this colour scheme. That is a great tip about cutting 2 layers together for a backing. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the colours. Xx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I do like this edger. Yep! My no-spending plans seem to be going out of the window as I want this.

Thanks Pat, I am much warmer. LIke Helen above, my condenser waste pipe had frozen but at twelve feet long it took the plumber three quarters of an hour and loads of kettles and saucepans of boiling water to defrost it. Its length meant that the hot condensate never got to the end so froze before it went into the outflow pipe. And it wasn't lagged!!! Mind you I have now found a wonderful engineer to come and service the boiler next month as the original one has moved out of area. Just want this snow to stop!

Teresa

sued99 said...

Really pretty card. Been playing with my new Passion flower dies today. Such a great set. X

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card and colour choice

Vie
x

Narrowboat girl said...

Very pretty card Sue with very topical colours to match the weather

Sharon Fletcher said...

A stunning card. The dies are so perfect for this project and the colour combo is gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love the colours.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good evening Sue and all

I love this card especially blue and white, my favourite. I do admire your lacy type cards.

Very feminine. Thank you for all your inspiration and ideas.

Love n hugs to everyone

Dorothy from Baldock

Jan Sayer said...

The Chantilly lace die is lovely.
Jan
Northampton

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely card today! Like this one a lot.
The snow has kind of passed us by! I’m not complaining - we just seem to be in a sheltered little corner in West Lancashire. We haven’t been spared the extreme cold though or the biting wind!
Thanks Pat and Carmen for your birthday wishes for my husband!
Teresa and Helen so pleased you have got heating again! These boilers can be a nightmare . Our condensate pipe is now lagged with what the Engineer called a waterproof winter coat!! Had no trouble since!
Keep warm everyone!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really pretty card in that lovely shade of blue.
Add to that the Chantilly Lace Edger and the beautiful Michelle die and there you have this beautiful card!
Lesley S x

Owlish said...

HI SUE
I love everything about this card it's gorgeous
Great dies
JOY Xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
stunning card beautiful colour's just love it
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the blue and white, beautiful dies.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x I love everything about it x The dies are beautifully intricate and the colours are gorgeous x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

dorothy cattanach said...

Hi Sue. Such a lovely card again today. Very fetching and the Lacey look.
Take care.
Dorothy. xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Now this is more like the sue cards I know and love
It's gorgeous I need th chantilly die it looks lovely here on this card
Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us all
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Theresa G x

Pawprintx4 said...

Love the colors and the Chantilly Lace edger looks so fresh. Fabulous card!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. I hadn't really noticed the thin border of the Chantilly Lace Edger die before. It's so effective.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Better late than never Sue, but had to say what a stunning card, a true Sue special. Thanks for sharing. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A beautiful card again Sue and I agree with others about the Wedgewood look. The card itself shouts SUE WILSON and it doesn't let you down. I really think that I may try to make it myself although I know it would fall short of yours.
Keep warm,drive safe.
Marie P.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a really lovely card, and it looks as if a really NEED this edger, too. And that is not least because of the thin borders of it.
Wedgewood blue and gentle white and Sue Wilson's dies - what's not to love??
Hugs, Rose

Diane King said...

Love,y card. Love the Michelle die. Xx

Trish Ainsworth said...

Gorgeous card as usual. Keep warm everyone. X