Friday, 16 March 2018

For You

Hi bloggers!  This is probably my favourite card showing the Summer Rose Frame die without any alterations to it.  I started by cutting the Diamond Squares background die in a piece of coconut white card, extending it slightly to create a rectangular shape.  I added a white backing card behind it and then glued pearls into each of the corners.  I cut the Summer Rose Frame twice, once in a dark green for the leaves and to use as my base and the second time out of a deep dusty rose colour for the flowers.  I cut the flowers away and glued them to the green version.  I glued the entire frame to a piece of coconut white card and added a thin pink mat.  The entire piece was added with foam to the centre of the background card.  I cut the larger of the two frames that come with the Summer Rose Frame die set out of a piece of coconut white card with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet attached to it.  Next I cut the two frames together several times to make a thin frame that I could stack several times to build up some dimension.  I peeled the sticky backing sheet off and added the frame to the edge.  I cut the sentiment die out of pink card that comes with the set and added it to the centre of the sticky area within the frame, then sprinkled Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz over the remaining adhesive areas.  I added the frame in the centre of the card with foam mounting pieces.  White on white 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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Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A very pretty card. I love it.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty card i really like the pierced background too xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the background Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

Dont laugh but this looks like you have iced it to me, you know like on a cake so maybe if I used some of that air-dried clay with these dies it might work. See you have my mind crafting already and now I have to go work, shucks. Gorgeous card Sue and just love the debossing / embossing . Have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Steph Cotterill said...

Happy Friday Sue. You have given us some gorgeous samples this week and so much inspiration and lovely ideas and today's sample is no exception. I love how this die embossed into the card to give the prettiest of corners. You have shown us that it takes just one die to give someone a very special card, thank you.
I see you got over the 100 hundred mark in Wednesday Sue, if only EVERY DAY was the same as it use to be.
Sending love and hugs your way xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a great background, the Diamond Square die creates lovely detail. X

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card. Love the background and the colourway.

Barbara V

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Nancy Soetaert said...

This is sooooooo lovely!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, an absolutely stunning card, love the rose frame die and the swirly font of the sentiment die. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a pretty card, lovely colours and love the background die.
Really missing absent friends , hugs to everyone
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

A very beautiful card,love the colours.

Kate's Cards said...

This card has real pizzaz!

Debra K. said...

Very pretty card today! Love the frame round the sentiment. Debra 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

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card I love the pierced edge pattern on the die background.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

D from kettering said...

this is right up my street, as someone else said, it
looks just like icing on a cake,

Doreen x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning . The Summer rose frame looks so beautiful in dusky rose and stands out beautifully with the embossed back ground. This is one of favourite cards.
Sending crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so very beautifulllllll Sue
Gr Karin

Marion Scott said...

A very pretty card Sue
Marion S x

Clai01 said...

Lovely card today. x

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. I like the background die. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Jan Sayer said...

I can understand why this is a favourite - a lovely card.

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful. The Summer Rose frame is gorgeous. As soon as I saw you playing with this on HOCHANDA I fell in love with it x
I was over the moon to receive the last One Day Special from the boys for Mothers Day. The packaging is still intact - may have to rectify this situation - housework can wait x
After my initial confusion (caused by the official HOCHANDA e mail), I now know that Julia will be playing with your dies (amongst other things) today. Any show with your dies in is compulsive viewing x
OK folks looks like a sunny day ahead. Perfect for the first line of washing in 2018 to make an appearance - fingers crossed x
Lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow this is gorgeous, the crispness from all the dies shows up so clearly especially with the veins on the leaves, and the background dies, I have that and it is as good as it looks on here too.

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

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I do like the concept of these layered dies

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a pretty card and I especailly like all the detail on the leaves and the beautiful centrepiece. Sending best wishes

Suemac said...

A pretty card.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely offering from you this morning Sue. I love roses and I know you haven't used it on today's card but the bed of roses is still my favourite embossing folder. I would have preferred the roses to be white being a Yorkshire girl lol. But yes most people consider red for this beautiful flower. We have yet another wet dark foggy miserable morning again here in Leeds. Please roll on Summer. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card great colours. Laura O Springfield

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Clean, simple and so very pretty - and I must admit that the Diamond Squares background die is really growing on me, it's just moved up the wish list...


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is so pretty I love it. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

BenteS said...

Just one word; Beautiful :))

Netty The Runner said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the background die.
Annette x

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue. Had a great time at the NEC - spent far too much! I did treat myself to the Classic Adorned Octagon but will have to wait a couple of days to play with them.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fully understand this card is a favourite it's so pretty.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I love this rose die very special your card is beautiful thank you it was our 60thanniversary yesterday got a card from the queen so exciting got beautiful cards gifts and flowers and a beautiful ring from my hubby I’m a lucky lady
Love always sue
June Horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Roses are the ultimate flower, but they don"t appeal to me in papercrafting at all.

Congratulations, June, on your 60th anniversary. If he gave you a beautiful ring, I can guess how it has lasted this long.

I bet the queen didn't make the card she sent.

Going to try to catch Hochanda.

Wishing you all a happy weekend.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Due
Today's card is so pretty! I love the deep rose colour card you've used for the roses. How have I missed this background die? It's beautiful I must search it out.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, and so easy and quick to do. And such a versatile die, comes under the heading of "necessities" . And because we're worth it LOL
Hugs, Rose

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card! It’s so pretty and I particularly like the Embossing Folder - the detail is amazing. It’s a real Sue Card!
June Horrocks - Many Many Congratulations on reaching your 60th Wedding Anniversary! What a lovely kind husband you have. I had to laugh at Donita saying HM didn’t make the card! It must be lovely to get one though!
Pat L - did you think the Romans had got me at Hadrian’s Wall!! They left a wee while ago! Lol!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen,) xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with your diamond square background setting off your beautiful roses. A true show stopper .Yvonne xx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card today Sue. Lovely roses. Congratulations June Horrocks. I only got to 35 years when my husband passed away. 60 years is brilliant. Take care everyone and hugs to those who need them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love the Summer Rose Frame and how you have used it here.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Sue MacFall said...

Very fresh and pretty looking - a lovely card, Sue

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and the amount of detail on the rose die is amazing, I love the Diamond Squares background die peeking out from behind too.

June H - I had the date marked on my calendar but was in such a rush yesterday that I missed it! Huge Congratulations and belated Happy Anniversary to you and your husband (I think that he is the diamond lol). Happy that you had a good day.


CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, I bet if the ridges on the roses were lightly 'frosted' with something like wax or glitter kiss they'd really pop!

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, not surprised you like this card, its very striking.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Beautiful roses with your summer rose frame.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

A stunning card Sue, it is gorgeous, and you could do many different add ons etc.

This is another die I have on my list to buy.

Love n hugs to all

Dorothy of Baldock

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue today's card is really beautiful I've Judy bought this die but haven't had time to play with it yet
Congratulations June on your 60th Anniversary hope you had a wonderful day

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I'm loving the diamond squares background
June belated happy anniversary, hope you had a lovely day and how special to get a card from the Queen. xx

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Pretty card using lovely dies. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...


lindyloo12 said...

Love the look of this card!


Really pretty. Thanks Sue x

Jean said...

So elegant.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A gorgeous card today, so pretty and I love the colours. Looks really classy.

Congratulations to June H and hubby. Happy Diamond Wedding Anniversary for yesterday. Quite an achievement. I hope you had a lovely day together and have many more happy years. X

Love Helen xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Today's card is gorgeous Sue I love roses 🌹
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Theresa G xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I also really love this die....what a beautiful card!! I use this die so often!! A cheeky ask....but I would love to see more inspiration for the beautiful flora die! I’ve looked online and on Pinterest...but not much out’s so lovely, but I’m sure you would have much more imagination with it than I have....even if you could point me in the right direction I would be very grateful!
Much love

lritchie said...

Lovely card Sue, I just received my winning die last week, can't wait to use it.

Lori from Canada

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
Well Sue, I Love This Phenomenal Die Set I Can Remember When You
Used It On Hochanda On Friday 23rd At 8 p.m. With Charlie When You Used
This Exceptional Die With The Letter Press Technique, Truly Superb.
Plus The De-Bossing Of This Particular Die Is So Unique Plus Very Tactile.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Dark Green/Dusty Rose Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Creative Expression A4 Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Sue Wilson’s Summer Rose Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Diamond Square Background Die Set” (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
FOUNDATION CARD Extending Slightly To Create A Rectangle Shape You Added A COCONUT WHITE
FOUNDATION CARD Behind Then You Glued Pearls Into Each Of The Corners You Cut Out
Also To Use As Your Base The Second Time You Cut Out Of THE DEEP DUSTY ROSE FOUNDATION CARD
For THE DE-BOSSED FLOWERS You Cut Away The Flowers Then Glued Them To THE GREEN FOLIAGE
You Glued Your Entire Frame To A Piece Of COCONUT WHITE FOUNDATION CARD Adding A Thin
DUSTY ROSE FRAME, The Entire Piece Was Added With Mounting Foam To The Centre Of Your Background
You Then Cut Out The Larger of The Two Frames That Comes With THE SUMMER ROSE DIE SET
Attached To It.
Sue, Then You Cut The Two Frames Together Several Times To Make A Thin Frame You Stacked Several Times
To Make A Thin Frame For Dimension You Peeled The Sticky Backing Sheet Off Then Added The Beautiful
Frame To The Edge, You Cut The Sentiment That Comes Within The Set Cutting It Out Of
DUSTY ROSE FOUNDATION CARD Then Placed It To The Centre Of The Sticky Areas Within The Frame
You Then Sprinkled FROSTED SPARKLE GLITTERBITZ Over The Remaining Adhesive Areas, You Placed
Your Background To A Piece Of COCONUT WHITE FOUNDATION CARD With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
By Using Mounting Foam Then Adding Mounting Foam To The Back Of This To Be Placed On Your
Sue, Thank You For Reminding Me Just How Beautiful This Fabulous Die Set Is Just Stupendous....
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

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, beautiful Summer Rose Frame die and EF. Thanks for sharing.

June - Happy Belated Diamond Wedding Anniversary!Congratulations!

Need help - How you make a messy bow? A friend of mine found Sue's card from Wednesday, 26 July 2017 on the net! She wants a Get Well card like that one including that specific bow. Any suggestions?

Hugs from 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

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card very pretty.


Annx without an "e"

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Love this card.I have had a lovely day at the NEC just to be able to handle your dies instead of having to buy over the internet.
June wow 60 years congratulations.Donita I now can't get out of my head the image of the queen sitting at her desk covered in glitter making birthday and congratulations cards while sitting by her 2 bar fire.Have a good weekend everyone

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the roses & I really must get the background die. Oh dear, another one for my wish list

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
As someone has already said it looks like icing on a gorgeous cake.

Karenladd said...

This is so beautiful and I love the colored die cuts with that white background. The diamond square background adds wonderful texture but lets the rose frame shine!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, lovely card, the rose is lovely.
Hugs Brenda XXX

sued99 said...

This is a really pretty card. X

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a beautiful card. I love this frame and the background die is fantastic. Julia showed it to perfection today. My list grows longer...
Congrats to June H., wonderful accomplishment.
Everyone, a pleasant weekend with crafting included,
Stephanie K

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. Especially like the diamond squares background and the roses 🌹.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I can understand why you love this card so much. There are so many aspects that I love too and I think that my credit card account is going to take a big hit when I see all the dies at Ally Pally.


Eunice said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love love the roses!!!!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card, the roses are gorgeous.
June belated Diamond Wedding Anniversary congratulations- hope you and hubby had a wonderful day.
Love and hugs to all, Alison.xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card. Congratulations to June H on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary. A wonderful achievement. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sueo gt
Beautiful card today! Just love those roses and the embossing folder.
Lesley S x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,love the roses,just like the top of a cake was my first thought!
Congratulations to June & hubby,
Will be missing for a few day's as we start our journey home tomorrow
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! I love that die! It's so elegant and pretty.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely card today, so crisp and bright against the white background. The Diamond Pierced Squares is a fabulous die. I have used it numerous times.

Congratulations June and your husband and your 60th anniversary. What a milestone.

Have a wonderful day.


Latenight SandyH said...

Pretty card. As others have said it looks like the top of a beautifully iced cake. The Diamond Squares background die is so effective here.

June, congratulations to your and your husband on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary yesterday. Hope you had a wonderful day. Donita and Crewe Trish made me smile. Now I can't stop picturing the Queen cutting out Sue's dies to make a card for you.

Take care everyone.

Marie P from Longridge said...

What a beautiful card Sue. I do wonder at times where you get all your inspiration from. You are a very beautiful lady and kind too.
Very belated congratulations on your 60th.June.
Have a great weekend.
I tried watching Hochanda on my PC yesterday thinking you were going to be demonstrating Sue.
Unfortunately I was wrong and I couldn't follow the dialog as the demonstrators were talking too fast for me to follow.
Happy weekend to all.
Marie P.

ursula said...

Very pretty card, love those roses....luv Ursula xx

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!

Owlish said...

This is a very pleasant card good colours