Sunday, 25 March 2018

Happy Easter

Good Sunday morning all!  With Easter fast approaching, I thought I had better get some Easter cards up on the blog (no doubt some will end up after the fact though!).  I started by cutting the Diamond Squares Background into a piece of coconut white card and extending it  to create a rectangle shape rather than a square.  I backed it with a piece of teal card.  Next I used the Double Stitched Rectangles and made a white, multi-layered frame and added it over the background with mounting foam.  For the focal element, I used the Happy Easter Egg die and cut the egg in teal as a background and cut the sentiment in white.  I glued it on then decided to glitter it so I used spray adhesive all over the top then added Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to it.  I cut the scalloped edge for the teal egg in white and added it with the egg to the background with foam.  I used the bow from the Easter Bunny Egg die set cut in blush and added it to the top of the egg with a pearl.  I cut the centre from the Easter Bunny Egg, then trimmed the bunny out of the scene, inked through the die with Spun Sugar to add some detail to the bunny and mounted it with foam at the edge of the frame with it's paw touching the decorative egg.  White and blush mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size. 

The winners in this week's Comment Game are:

dragonswing!!!
Lyn R in Warrington!!!
Sandra Smith!!!

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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80 comments:

Steph Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue. Such a cute and beautiful Easter sample. The new folder is perfect, I don't know how to explain it but it's useful for any card yet can blend into the background as not to swamp delicate dies etc it's one of those perfect folders for any occasion and for any gender I just love it.
Many congratulations to our 3 comment winners enjoy your gift.
Sending love and hugs this Sunday xxx

Kitty Davies said...

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty Easter card.
Congratulations to the winners.
Enjoy your day.
Jan x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I don't do easter cards but I do love this new folder. Congratulations to all the winners. Happy Sunday everyone.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful Easter card, that bunny is so cute.
Congratulations to this weeks winners
Marion S x

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue. I love how the words fit in the egg, and adore that background. Thank you. Xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful Easter card,love the pink on the bunny.
Congratulations to all of the winners.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely Easter card Sue. Congrats all winners.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very very lovely.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful sample today, using your wonderful dies.

Congratulations to the winners - dragonswing, Lyn R in Warrington, and Sandra Smith.

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

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

love your Easter cards and the dies of course, they look super. x

TDQ Karen said...

I tend not to make Easter cards but this looks fun. Congratulations to the lucky winners xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Cutest Easter card, love the background die, the egg and of course the cute little bunny.
Congratulations to the winners of the comment game
Have a lovely Sunday
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Easter card. Love the background and the bunny is so cute especially with spun sugar on his tail.

Barbara V

dmj said...



Congrats to all the winners!!

Love that background, another for the wish list!!!



Doreen x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is lovely..... and delicate. Personally I don't do Easter cards..... but my friend sends me one every single year so I feel obliged to return one to her. And I am sure she would love this one. Lovely morning here with the clocks gone on.... we have some sun yayyy. Maybe we will start getting some heat from it later on. Congratulations to this mornings winners and enjoy your lovely gifts. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Barbara Gosden said...

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

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Great card today which has triggred a memory of those cardboard egg shaped boxes that when opened were full of mini eggs, they were always trimmed with lace.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely adore these eggs they are so super cute!!!

Krafty Runner x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely clean and fresh card and a complete contrast to yesterday's grungy design - the pink and white bunny is so cute and that versatile background die is moving steadily up my wish list...

Congratulations to the CG winners...

Izzy

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card and love your bunny Sue. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, the little bunny is so sweet.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so so pretty and I love the little rabbit. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a cute card this morning . I love the cute little bunny on the side. I watched Julia shows using your Easter dies and she did a fantastic job.
Congratulations to the winners. Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.
Wendy

CraftyCoffey said...

Really lovely card today.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely Easter card the background die is fabulous another one on my wishlist list I love the cute bunny
Congratulations to the three winners
Hope you all have a good day

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely sample, Sue. The making of Easter cards is my task for this afternoon using last year's basket, bunny and eggs.
Jan
Northampton

Pauline Austen said...


Morning Sue, a lovely, cheerful little bunny. Love him and the card is lovely too. Making the most of the morning sunshine so off for a walk. Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners. Hugs xx Pauline

June Horrocks said...

Love your beautiful card sue thank you so much to receive this would be awsum the egg and delicate colours are lovely and the bunny is great
Congrats to the lucky winners
Love Always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card today with delicate colours used & I love the bunny . Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Kate's Cards said...

That's so cute! Xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the embossing folder.
Well done to the winners.
Lydia
X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. I must say I really like the diamond background.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and I just think the diamond background it's beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a superb Easter card, love the bunny element. Well done to all the winners of the comment game. Have a great day everyone. Bx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card for Easter lovely colours and the dies are really pretty

Congratulations to the winners hope you treasure and enjoy your prize.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Suemac said...

Pretty Easter card.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Easter card. Lovely colours and a cut Easter bunny. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, "paws off, it's all mine" said the greedy little bunny :-) Lovely card and the Diamond Squares Background really complements the Happy Easter Egg die which I intend to get for next year. Always love teal and white.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners dragonswing, Lyn R and Sandra Smith, enjoy playing with your prizes.

Frances

Tressa said...

As one who didn't realise it was Easter next weekend I have to say Easter cards are not my thing. However this is a pretty card.

I do like this new background die ..... another on the shopping list if and when my house sale goes through and I can start spending again.

Teresa

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Great card Sue x the Easter die is so nice and the bunny really cute x I really like the background die and is on my list for ally pally x thankyou Sue and thankyou so much for my prize from my recent win too and really hope todays winners enjoy their prizes too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beautiful Easter Card. Love the egg very much.

Rolf xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty

Anonymous said...

So pretty. Thanks for the tip to trim the bunny away...note to self.

I purchased both Easter fillable die sets and they are amazing. I also bought some of the egg shaped shaker cups and made a really pretty card with them....instead of putting confetti in the shaker, I put 3D flowers and foliage in the shaker cup. Wish you could see it.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Jan D., FL, USA

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely Easter card, hard to believe it's next weekend! I love the diamond square background and I would buy it today but it's out of stock in both of my regular internet retailers. Congratulations to today's lucky winners, enjoy your prizes and also congratulations to Netty on winning the wonderful Wednesday card

Myra still missing you, hope you're ok

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Really different and pretty Easter card.
I love square Background die, I can see this being used for so many occasions.

Hope you’re having a good day, hugs Brenda XXX

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Lovely gentle Easter card

congrats to the winners

Annx without an "e"

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Sue, Award Winning Blog 2016
Another Morning Where You Share Beautiful Products/Cutting Dies
With Us, The Cutting Dies Can Be Used In So Many Different Ways Not
Just For Easter. As Far As I’m Concerned You Can Blog Them Everyday Until
You’ve Finished Using Your Last One...
I So Enjoyed Watching Julia Use These Particular Cutting Dies On
Hochanda..
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Teal/Blush Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink Pad”
“Spray Adhesive From Stash”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Diamond Square Background Die Set” (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Happy Easter Die Set” (From The Fillables Collection 9 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Easter Bunny Die Set” (From The Fillables Collection 7 Cutting Dies)
The Easter Dies Are Extremely Useful The Happy Easter Egg Die Set (Includes Small Eggs/Bow/Chick
The Easter Bunny Die Set Has The Carrots/Bow/Delicate Flowers, Exceptional Dies The Small Dies Can Be Used
In Shadow Card With Garden Cart Etc:-
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Cutting “The Diamond Square Background Die” Into A Piece Of Coconut White
Foundation Card, You Also Extended It To Create A Rectangle Rather Than A Square, You Backed This With
Teal Foundation Card, Next You Cut Out The Multi Layered Frames From Coconut White Foundation Card
You Used The Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set, Then You Added Mounting Foam To The Back You Then
Placed On Your Background, You Also Added Mounting Foam To The To Your Background Then Applied This
To Your Base Card, Of Blush/Coconut White Foundation Card Mat/Layers The Blush Mat Includes Your
Famous/Signature/Piercing.
Sue, You Then Began Working On Your Focal Point You Used “The Happy Easter Egg Die Set”, Cutting Out
The Egg In Teal Foundation Card, As A Background You Also Cut Out The Sentiment From Same Die Set From
Coconut White Foundation Card You Glued The Sentiment On The Teal Egg, Then You Wished To Add Glitter So
You Applied Spray Adhesive All Over The Top Then Applied Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz To It.
You Cut Out The Scalloped Edge For The Teal Egg Using Coconut White Foundation Card You Then Added It
With The Egg To The Centre Of Your Background Using Mounting Foam, You Then Cut Out The Bow From
“The Easter Bunny Die Set” Cutting Out Of Blush Foundation Card, You Glued The Bow To The Top Of The Egg
Adding A White Pearl In The Centre.
You Then Cut The Centre From “The Easter Egg Die” Then You Trimmed The “Bunny” Out Of The Scene You
Inked Through The Die With Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Which Added Detail To The “Bunny” You Mounted This To The
Edge Of The Frame Using Mounting Foam, With “The Bunny’s” Paw Touching The Decorative Egg........
Showing His/Her Approval
Thank You For Sharing Today’s 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 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEKS COMMENT GIFT WINNERS:- DRAGONSWING/LYNN.R. IN WARRINGTON ALSO
SANDRA SMITH ENJOY YOUR GIFTS...........

Magic Maggie said...

Hiya Sue

just had chance to watch yesterday's distress video - love it! (also impressed you wore a matching dress!!) Hope you are well.

Love

Maggie (Yorkite)

Sharon Fletcher said...

Hi sue.Love your Easter card . The diamond square rectangle is such a good background. I must put this one on my wish list x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely Easter card,very nice,
Congratulations to the three winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

Scottydog said...

A Lovely Easter card, particularly the embossing folder which is on my Ally Pally list! Thank you Sue.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.

karenlotty said...

A very pretty card Sue

Pawprintx4 said...

This "egg" die is my favorite with Happy Easter as the focal. Your take is very pretty. I really want that background diamond square die....always something to tempt.
Everyone, have a wonderful weekend. I know our winners will,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Sandra Smith said...

OhMyGosh! I cannot believe I am actually one of this week''s blessed winners! I am so excited! Thank you so much and congratulations to the other winners!

I love your Easter card and especially the diamond background and the Happy Easter!

Thank you again!
Sandra Smith

ursula said...

A great card Sue....luv Ursula xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's so beautiful Sue and congrats to the winners
Gr Karin

Eunice said...

Very pretty Easter card Sue, love the bunny!!! Congrats to the winners.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely and very sweet Easter card. Love your sponged pink and white bunny.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, I like the effect of the blue through the Diamond Squares Background. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous Easter card it's lovely. I don't send Easter cards though.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous Easter card! xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a stunning and perfect easter card, i love it x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely Easter card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A delightful Easter card!
I love the Diamond Squares background and the Easter Egg Bunny die set. Everything goes so well together!
Lesley S x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning Easter card those dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Di said...


Hi Sue.
Love this card it is stunning, the background, the egg and the bunny, all gorgeous.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

sued99 said...

I don’t generally make Easter cards but could be persuaded with this cute bunny card. X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Just one word - Gorgeous!
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Love and hugs Alison xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Such a cute bunny - such a gorgeous card x
I have been pootling along in my own world and it has suddenly dawned on me that it is Easter next weekend - yipee - cheap Easter eggs on Easter Monday, lol. Will be in the beautiful Isle of Wight x
Congratulations to the comment game winners x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful Easter card Sue. A very pretty die and lovely background xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful easter card, I LOVE that bunny...
Hugs, Rose

CCM said...

Hello,

Lovely Easter card and cute bunny. One more Easter card to make and I am ready to send them to my family and friends back home.Luckily our Easter is in 2 weeks.

Congratulations to the comment game winners!

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

Latenight SandyH said...

Cute Easter card. The Diamond Squares Background die is gorgeous. I don't make Easter cards as I have lots of birthday cards to make in March and April.

My Crux Gemini die arrived on Saturday. It's beautiful. I made a quick birthday card for a Sunday birthday and was so pleased with the result. The die really did do all the work.

Congratulations to dragonswing, Lyn R in Warrington and Sandra Smith on your comment game win. Enjoy your prizes. Congratulations to Netty The Runner on winning Wednesday's card giveaway.

Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

Adorable card today. The little bunny is just as cute outside of the card as in the egg itself. I bought both of your Easter dies and have had a wonderful time creating Easter cards. I just know that a few of my friends and neighbors are going to love them.

Congratulations to the comment winners this week.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonetter.
A really beautiful Easter card Sue. Your remarkable talents allow you to create cards for so many occasions and we are so blessed that you share them with us. Thank you Sue.
Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty Easter card.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I don't do Easter cards but this one is very cute
Love ur bunny
Congratulations to the comment winners
JOY Xx