Sunday, 18 March 2018

For You

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card features the Heather die, all over!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the decorative die from the Heather set into the centre twice.  I backed it with Cobalt Blue card.  Next I cut two more full Heather dies out of white and cut them in half down the centre lengthwise.  I glued the halves to the top and bottom of the card edges.  I ran a strip of double pearls cut in half down each of the edges to hide the cut line in the die.  Next I cut the Heather die in Cobalt Blue and backed it in white and added it to the centre of the card with foam.  I made a frame using the centre of the Summer Rose die set and stacked several of them to raise it.  I backed it in cobalt blue and added it with foam to the centre of the card.  I cut the sentiment from the Summer Rose frame in white and added it to the centre of the frame.  I made a small white flower using the single flower from the Nasturtium Cluster and inked the edges with Faded Jeans. I seated the flower on a small white satin ribbon bow.  White and Cobalt Blue card mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size. 

This week's winners in the Comment Game are:

Marie P from Longridge!!!
Veronique!!!
Sharon Fletcher!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x







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91 comments:

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, Sue you are so clever.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care, have fun and keep warm Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card I just love it.Congratulations winners.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation today and using one of my favourite dies,' Heather'

Congratulations to Marie P from Longridge, Veronique, and Sharon Fletcher

Well the snow is back again and it is cold so wrap up warm everyone.

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

DeCor said...

A really pretty card today Sue! It reminds me of a Victorian age. Stat waRm today.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi again Sue. More snow over night and my pretty happy daffs no longer look happy and spring like. Where have the season's gone from when I was little when summer was hot and autumn was mild, and you knew which season was which !
I have to say that the cobalt blue is the most stunning shade and it really shows how gorgeous Heather is. I'm just loving the mini sentiments and hope to start my collection soon. Thanks Sue for today's beautiful sample, and I'm delighted that there were enough comments left this week to enable our three lucky comment winners to receive their lovely gift well done ladies. Hopefully those blog followers that left over the past year will soon join us again ☺ fingers and toes crossed.
Whatever your doing today Sue hope you have a wonderful day. Sending hugs your way xxx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Love what you have done here, Sue. Great card. Thanks for sharing it.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a really beautiful card today, love the cobalt blue card.
Congratulations to this week's comment game winners.
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

Love this classic combination congratulations to the lucky winners xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love blue and white combo. Daffodils were at our show yesterday although less than usual! I won the card class and colouring class and got placed in a few others and won the craft cup so a good day.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue. Congrats winners.

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Very lacy and feminine and a great colour combination too. Debra x

Barbara Gosden said...

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

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue, congrats to the winners x xhazel

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, it's amazing what you have created using the Heather die. Congratulations to the comment game winners. Sue xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card and so clever that it only required the one die!
Congratulations to the comment winners. X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Thick snow here this morning so getting ready for work as I will have to walk in. Beautiful card this morning to brighten the day .I love the colours and its always a pleasure to see how you use the dies.
Congratulations to the winners.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all...... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the colours and the flower is gorgeous.

Barbara V

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love what you have done with the Heather die.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

A. Lovely very card Sue, very elegant. Thank you, stay warm. Xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Such a lovely card the die is very pretty.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

love the shade of blue especially x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the Heather die is so detailed and a lovely shape x the cobalt blue is such a nice colour x thankyou Sue x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Congratulations too for Clare on your success at the show x
Was hoping to go to the nec today but thick snow here x not sure how it is at Birmingham though ? Don't think it's worth the risk !
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Suemac said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - really love the contrast of the cobalt blue and white on this beautiful lacy card. Congratulations to the lucky ladies today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

rosiejt said...

Great card and lovely dies!

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone.
A beautiful card Sue on another snowy morning. I do love the colours you have chosen too. I think I will have to have a go at this one. Stay warm and safe everyone. Xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card which shows off just how versatile the Heather die set is, love it!

Congratulations to CLARE W - sounds like you had a very rewarding show, well done...

...and also congrats to our CG winners this week...

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card love the way you have used the die.
Well done to the winners.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

Lovely card today, Sue. I hope to play with my NEC goodies today - the snow is a good excuse to stay in.

Anne (Northampton)

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue
Today's card is gorgeous, the colour to the dies and the design. Snow again today so a play day, in the craft room not outside!!

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this really is a wow card, love the white and darker blue combo. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day everyone. Bx

dmj said...


Congrats to all three winners!!

Love seeing how you can use just one die - more please!!

The blue and white together are stunning, can see this as
a Xmas card!!


Doreen x

Donita Naylor said...

Look what one die can do!!! Heather really has a complex character, so cutting it in half one way looks different from cutting it in half the other way.

Congratulations to the comment winners and to Clare W.

Think warm thoughts and keep your envelopes dry!

Best,
Donita

Theresa Pace said...

a classic! and a colour combo that works, hugs xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Yes ... yes.... I love this combination ....lacy and blue.... sorry if I am boring anyone but these really are my favourites. Gorgeous card Sue and lovely dies.
Well the beast from the east is back..... and with a vengeance..... it is bitterly cold and thick of snow..... don't think we will be out tonight. Keep warm and snug everyone.... best wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card love the Heather die
Congratulations to Clare W sounds as if you had a successful day at the show
Also congratulations to the three winners
Hope you are all keeping safe & warm in the snow

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card today with a beautiful colour combination & as always a beautiful little flower. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Such a striking card this morning! Cobalt blue and Coconut White is such a lovely combination.
Your card just shows what can be achieved with just one die!
More snow overnight here on the Surrey/Sussex border but at least the roads look clear.
A good day to stay in the warm to craft and tidy up my craft stash!!!
Take care everyone if you have to venture out today.
Lesley S x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card! I love the cobalt blue card with the white such a striking contrast! The Heather die is so pretty (of course lol!). Panic stations this morning I thought I lost my iPhone but luckily I'd left it in work.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sue MacFall said...

Great card and using mainly one die - brilliant idea, thank you Sue.

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue love the colours and the dies are so beautiful one of my favourites love it
Thank you congratulations to the winners
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Sue and congrats to the winners
Gr Karin

sharon casey said...

A snowy Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card love the colours and the dies used really pretty I love all the inspiration you give us Sue you are so talented and kind thank you.

Congratulations to all the winners enjoy and treasure your gift xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all on this very snowy cold day

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
love the card, especially the colours.
regards,
Evis M.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card so pretty . love Jean Z xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very striking card today

congratulations to the winners

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely to see the effect you can get
from using just one die.
Rosemary xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a clever use of just one die. I love this card, colours too.
I'm sure there'll be dies I've got that I can use in this way......... Thinking of the pacific/atlantic etc..............
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue, nice contrast of colours.

We were supposed to be out riding our motorbikes in a Charity Easter Egg run today (and yesterday too) but snow stopped play :( Strange, strange weather!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lots of delicate intricate lace detail with your Heather die. So very pretty and feminine. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good morning Sue

I like how you have used your die on this card, also love the colour combination too.

You always show different ways of using your dies, which make them all so versatile.
The main reason too why we all love your blog.

Thank you Sue for all your lovely ideas.

Well done to the winners.

Love n hugs to everyone.

Have a lovely Sunday, keep warm

Dorothy of Baldock

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card that I like a lot. Just using one die is so clever and I love the combination of white and cobalt blue.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Marie P, Veronique and Sharon Fletcher,
enjoy playing with your prizes.
Clare W - Congratulations on your success at the show, well done.

We too have snow again but thankfully nothing like it was a couple of weeks ago, fingers crossed it stays that way.

Frances

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
Well Sue, I Would Just Like To Mention Before I Talk About Today’s Magnificent
Card, I’ve Just Watched The Stupendous Video Tutorial Where You Showed Us
How To Use The Magical Cosmic Shimmer Colourful Crystal Tints Which All I Can Say
Is “WOW” (I’m Thrilled I Purchased Them Beautiful Vibrant Colours)
Now For Today’s Stupendous Card Using The Fabulous Heather Cutting Die Set...
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Colgate Blue Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Double Row White Pearls”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Creative Expression White Satin Ribbon”
“Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Heather Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Summer Rose Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Nasturtium Cluster Die Set” (Finishing Touches Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
You Started Today’s Card With A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card You Cut The
Decorative Die From The Heather Die Set Twice Into The Centre, Then Backed In
Colbalt Blue Foundation Card, Next You Cut Two More Of The Heather Dies Out Of Coconut White
Foundation Card Then You Cut Them In Half Down The Centre Lengthwise.
Sue, You Glued The Halves To Top/Bottom Of Your Card Edges, You Then Took The Double Strip Of
White Pearls You Cut Them To Give You Single Strips Placing Along The Edges To Hide The Cut Line
In The Die, Next You Cut Out The Heather Die Set Out Of Colbalt Blue Foundation Card Then Backed
With Coconut White Foundation Card Then You Placed This To The Centre Of Your Card With Mounting Foam
You Created A Frame For Your Sentiment Using The Centre Dies From The Summer Rose Die Set
Stacking Them Up For Dimension You Backed In Colbalt Blue Foundation Card You Added Mounting Foam
To The Back Placing To The Centre Of Your Frame, Placing Your Sentiment “FOR YOU” Within The Centre Of
Your Frame, Sue, You Made A Small Flower Using The Single Flower From The Nasturtium Cluster Die Set
You Inked With Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad, You Placed Your Flower On A Small White Satin Ribbon Bow
Attaching Your Background With Mounting Foam To Your Coconut White Famous/Signature/Piercing
Then Adding A Colbalt Blue/Coconut White Mat/Layer Adding White Pearls Around The Centre Heather Die.
Tremendous Card Just Love It.....
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
CONGRATULATIONS To Marie .P. (From Longridge)/Veronique/Sharon Fletcher For Winning This Weeks
Comment Gifts Enjoy.........................

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
It is great to see how many ways you have used the Heather die to create your card.
I am sure other dies could be used in a similar way. Thank you for the inspiration.

Seeing my name on the Comment Game winners' list was a wonderful surprise!
Thank you so much.
Veronique L

Helen Bell said...

Lovely card.

Congratulations to the winners.x

Love Helen xxx

Sheila Hodges said...

Beautiful card and just the right colours for a snowey day. As one of the previous comments even if you dont have the dies used it gives great inspiration to utilise dies that you already have.
thank you Sue if you are in England take care in the bad weather
sheila

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you. Snow here again so it’s a stay at home day. Stay warm and safe everyone. Congratulations to the comment winners and to Clare W. Take care

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is amazing what can be done with one die. I do like that die a lot. Stay safe and warm. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card.
Margaret x

Scottydog said...

Well this card really showcases the versatility of your dies Sue. It’s incredible that you can make a card with basically one die & by cutting it in two opposite directions can achieve such a different look. You would never think the edge was the same die as the centre. Will be very interested to see you do this with some of your other Dies (Please!). Thank you so much Sue for all your inspiration.

Congratulations to the comment game winners.

Steph Cotterill said...

Congratulations on your successful day especially your card win ☺

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, It is so difficult to find something original to say about your cards so I am left with just saying that this is beautiful as usual.
Wendyx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is brilliant, the fact you can get so many looks from the same die, genius. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Marie P from Longridge, Veronique and Sharon Fletcher.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great combination of die cuts and lovely design. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card just using the heather Die cut in different ways, love it
Congratulations to Marie P, Veronique and Sharon on winning the the comment game prizes, enjoy
Clare- congratulations on all your prizes at the local show especially 1st prize in the card class

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

Tressa said...

Great card. I like the idea of utilising just one die in different ways.

Teresa

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning Sue and Everybody,
What a beautiful and creative card. We are all loving the double use of the die cut and the wonderful colors.
Congrats to the comment winners and also to Clare who took the show by storm.
Stay warm and safe until your snow passes on. That is the way I handle SC snow which is mostly ice and treacherous while it lasts.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Eunice said...

Really love it when you just use one die!!! The Heather die definitely lends itself to this, and the colors that you chose are right down my alley!

ursula said...

Such an attractive card, only using one die set, can you believe it, love the colour combination....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, Lovely colour combination and it shows that your dies are definitely value for money as they are So versatile.
A really pretty card.
Congratulations to the lucky winners. Hugs xx Pauline

karenlotty said...

I love this colour combination for such a pretty card It makes a lovely change from pastel pinks etc
I hadn’t realised that Faded jeans was such a good match to cobalt blue card and oddly enough I have both in my stash!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Congratulations to all the winners.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a stunning statement the cobalt blue and white make. So crisp and clean. I love how you can make a total card by just using one die set. That's just another reason why your dies are so fabulous.

Congratulations to the lucky comment winners this week.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the dark blue and white together, it always looks nice. Love the dies you have used and the nasturtium cluster die is a favourite. Congrats to the winners.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Nanny Jo said...

Such a beautiful card, Sue...hard to believe it was made using one die cut so many ways! (Apart from the sentiment frame, of course...) It just goes to show what wonderful value your dies are!! Jo xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A gorgeous card Sue. It is hard to believe that you only used one die plus a few adornments. Congrats to the lucky winners

Lynda's craft's said...

Gorgeous card Sue very elegant love the Dies & colour combo.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

sued99 said...

Beautiful card. X

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely card today - very lacy.
Jan
Northampton

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Such a classy card. I love blue and white for cards. It really does make a statement. Throw the beautiful Heather into the mix and you have a winner x
Speaking of winners - congratulations to the comment game winners x
Just to set the record straight - when I mentioned my friend and future hubby were coming yesterday I meant her future hubby not mine. For those who got excited and thinking they needed to buy a hat for my impending nuptials I am terribly sorry to have misled you. I don't need a husband I need a wife. They are much more useful and efficient! Lol x
Lots of love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

I can only repeat the comments from everyone else at this stage, beautiful colours and fabulous use of the Heather die (which I have whoo hoo) think there will be some playing today. The little flower sets it off so well too.

Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Well done Clare at your show !!!

An afternoon of crafting coming up, happy days !

Keep warm and safe in the snow,

Hugs

Muriel x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
This card reminds me why I love your dies: with one only you can design and create a variety of elegant and beautiful cards that can be used for different occasions. There are endless possibilities of creating cards for everybody and any taste using one die as you did it today. Heather was the winner this time. You showed us different ways to use it, bringing her beauty to life. Thank you.

Congratulations to Marie P from Longridge, Veronique, and Sharon Fletcher!
Congratulations too for Clare!
PP- I was ready to make a wedding card for you.I will put on hold my good intention till will find the wife of your dreams:)

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
Carmen-Dorothy

Jayem said...

What a beautiful card Sue. The Cobalt colour is absolutely stunning. I, too, love what you have done with the die. Sometimes you just need someone to create something out of the ordinary to see the versatility.

Thanks

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card using the Heather die. Lovely colour combo.

Congratulations to Marie P., Veronique and Sharon Fletcher on your comment game win.

Clare, well done on your show successes.

Take care everyone.

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue. Laura O Springfield

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Firstly I must say THANK YOU to Sue and all who commented on the giveaway so that the 100 mark was passed. Congratulations to my fellow winners Veronique and Sharon. Congratulations also to Clare W. who must be over the moon after a very satisfying show.
Todays card is so beautiful in all it's aspects I will add this die to my growing NEED list which is now in a prominent place in my living room where my family cannot miss seeing it when they visit (and my Birthday is next month)
Loving thoughts to everyone.
Marie P.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a lovely wedge wood colour
Card l like
Congratulations to the comment winners and Diane which l forgot

JOY Xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
I'm playing catch up yet again lol
Lovely card right up my street very pretty
Congratulations to th comments winners enjoy
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Theresa G xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunning and clever card Sue, love it. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx