Saturday, 17 March 2018

Life is a Garden Card



Hello bloggers!  It has been awhile since I have shared a shadowbox card, but the Life Is A garden die set looks fabulous in them!  What a great card for anyone that loves gardening!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Diane King!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.









The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.
 All for now, Sue x



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82 comments:

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love it. We have our Spring Show today and it's snowing here! Entered a few craft classes but expect the usual spectacle of daffodils might be lacking. We shall see... Better get myself together and get going. Happy weekend.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, absolutely gorgeous, love these shadow box cards and the dies used on this one is fabulous, will watch the video later.

Congratulations to Diane King

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Shadow Box card.No gardening here today so cold and we might get the snow that is forecast too.So keep warm everyone. Congratulations to Diane.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love your shadow boxes! Congratulations Diane on your win. Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

Love this card for the gardener out there. Has a lovely autumnal feel to it.
Congratulations to Diane.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue from a cold winterey Lancashire seems our season is in reverse let alone heading towards spring but my daffs are up and looking cheerful and happy.
I must send belated congratulations to June H and husband on spending 60 amazing years together what an acheivement I hope your day was as special as the day you shared your vows xx
Now back to today's gorgeous sample, although I love spring and summer I always fall in love with your autumnal samples and all the dies you bought to us. I've not used my barrow etc yet, I think I've got to the point where I've forgotten what I have so I need to introduce myself to my stash again and break the seal of those that I've not yet used, that's what happens when I have time away from my craft room, not been in there since before Mothers Day so thank you Sue for your beautiful reminder.
Sending many congratulations to Diane on your wonderful Wednesday win, what a wonderful way to start your weekend ☺
Julia did your Easter dies proud yesterday Sue.
Sending you love and hugs and hope your day is a wonderful one xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great unisex card that would be appropriate for a couple of people in my family. Your shadow box die sets are wonderful for drawing lots of small details together.
Congratulations to Diane.x

Donita Naylor said...

I now prefer paper gardening over the dirt kind because with paper, there's no worry about contracting Lyme disease. Paper leaves and flowers, however, don't bud or bloom in profusion; you have to make them one at a time.

This card is so handsome. Even though the sentiment is flourishy (and elegant) this card would work well for a male gardener.

I'm enjoying watching the convention on Hochanda. Like being there, but without aching feet at the end.

Congratulations, Diane.

Best,
Donita

TDQ Karen said...

Great to see this card since its been snowing here in the night, congratulations to Diane x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats to Diane. Great card Sue.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely gardeners card this morning Sue....and ideal for both genders who enjoy their gardens ..... not much of a day for the garden today though.... yes we got the dreaded snow again last night and during the early hours this morning. So we will just have to tend our paper flowers trees and leaves inside instead.
Sending everyone warm wishes this freezing morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card good for any gender, or retirment.
Congratulations to Diane.
Well the white stuff is back take care all.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today! I love the shadow box cards but I wish you would make a smaller set of dies for those of us who make smaller cards eg. 6" square cards. Love you inking of all the little elements.
Congratulations to Diane on her win! Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Amazing shadow box card this morning . The details on the gardening tools and pumpkin are stunning. Thank you for doing the video.
Congratulations to Diane.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Chris Curry said...

Super card Sue, and I love the sentiment. I was thinking this morning it was about time I made a shadow box card and you have pushed me that way a bit more. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great for male and female cards.
Congrats to Diane.
We went to the Aerospace Museum at Filton, Bristol yesterday where they have the last British Concorde. Well worth a visit.
B xx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue. x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, fabulous card today, love shadow box dies and all the accessories that go with them.
Congratulations to Diane.
Marion S x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a great shadow box card love the colours and it is perfect for a man or lady

Congratulations Diane on your winning xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, I just love your shadow box dies.

Congrats to the winner.

Michele

hazel young said...

Great card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, great for gardening enthusiasts. Shadow box cards ar3 so versatile. Love all the accessories.

Barbara V

Anne said...

My husband would love this card, Sue.

No crafting for me today as I am stewarding (outside) at the opening day of Delapre Abbey. I think it will take all evening to thaw out.

Anne (Northampton)

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous and very beautiful card Sue

gr karin

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this die set is fab, and your card is really lovely, and as you say perfect for a gardener or just as a nice uplifting greeting to someone. Well done Diane, enjoy your card. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a great card for any gardener. Love it. Congratulations to Diane on winning your beautiful card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this shadow box card & all the embellishments are beautiful. Congratulations to Diane. Yvonne xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love all the Shadow Box cards, such a clever concept and so much fun to be had filling in all the little boxes as so many of your little dies will fit in them...

DEBRA K - the Celebrations Shadow Box die set will fit easily onto a 6" square card blank...hth

JUNE H - Congratulations!...what a milestone... didn't know HM sent out cards for 60th Wedding Anniversaries too, thought it was just for 100th birthdays...

and congratulations to DIANE on winning Wednesdays lovely card...

Izzy

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card. I love the shadow box dies, they are so versatile and this is a perfect example.
Congratulations to Diane.
Take care everyone this weekend if you are venturing out in the snow and ice.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Lovely Autumnal card today but it is positively Wintry outside today x
All the little elements on the card are so perfect. Not watched the video but am looking forward to watching you bring everything to life with your brilliant inking technique - you are the master x
Phill is launching his new stamps on HOCHANDA with the One day special today so no doubt some Sue gems will make an appearance. Can't wait to see the shimmer shakers in action - very intriguing - think they are going to be right up my street x
Congratulations Diane on being Wednesdays winner you lucky thing x
Belated Anniversary Wishes to June. Wow, 60 years, how wonderful x
Not going anywhere today - too cold. Got my Bessie mate and future hubby coming up for comfort food and chilling. Hmm, chilling, maybe that should be warming!
Stay warm and cosy everyone. Love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Nice to see the Shadow Box again!
Barbara glad you saw Concorde, I worked on the Black Box, and can't look at the plane without welling up inside such a beautiful creation!
June H congratulations!
Well done to Diane too!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card, love the shadow boxes.
Lydia
X

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card and it would be a perfect design for my son-in-law's birthday in October as he loves gardening.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Your shadow box cards are always a joy to see!
The contents of the boxes on this card are gorgeous and so full of detail.
Any garden lover would be thrilled to receive this card.
Keep warm everyone!
Lesley S x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue Thank you for the reminder about shadow box dies I must have another play with them
We have another smattering of snow So a good excuse to stay in doors and craft

Chantal said...

Great card, love it.
Hugs, Chantal S

Jan.moogie said...

Concept cards I love them and this is a goodie, great card Sue. Off to watch tutorial so have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan.moogie said...

oops should be shadow box xx

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card today sue I love the shadow box dies always make the recipients happy with the clever dies to put in the boxes xxxx thank you my dear blog friends we had a lovely 60th anniversary so many flowers and cards &gifts Cliff has to do so much more for me now I’m disabled but he’s my Bessie mate
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

June Horrocks said...

Congrats to the lucky card winner xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card . love Jean Z xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
My favourite type of card your shadow box collections are my go to they have such versatility.
So looking forward to Phill's shows tonight.Diana congratulations enjoy your card.
Yvonne I don't mean to be nosy but is a wedding in the offing?

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love autumnal cards the colours are always amazing. I'm off to work so will watch the video later.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this set!
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, today is a bit of a love-fest for me. I love the card, love the dies (I have them all!), love shadow boxes and a great video to boot - what more could I ask for :-)

Diane King - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday Winner. Enjoy your gorgeous card.

Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video, I love shadowbox cards and your Life is a Garden Die set work so well in it. Loved Julia's two shows on Hochanda and she really made me want the diamond square background Die so it has jumped to the top of my wish list
Congratulations Diane on winning the wonderful Wednesday card

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

STELLA MUNN said...

Love this card. Got so many friends who like to garden & would so enjoy this. Thanks Sue xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I love the detailing with the shadow box and all the garden implements. A great card for keen gardeners. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

ursula said...

Just what I need for my husband's birthday coming up, really lovely card...going to seek it out now...thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love shadow boxes and this one is such fun and will be great for male cards. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Diane King.

Best wishes

CraftyJo said...

I know the very person who would love this beautiful card ;)

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, arrived back in the UK yesterday went to bed early so sorry for not commenting.
Lovely 'gardeners' card today and one which both my sister and myself would love to receive as we are both keen gardeners.
Just looking at my post and going to spend the afternoon opening the dies which I ordered from your latest release. So excited!
Congratulations to Diane. Hugs (warm ones). XX Pauline

Yorks butterfly said...

Great card Sue, love the Shadow Boxes so versatile.
Wendy x

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue love all the little extra bits .Laura O Springfield

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it those dies are amazing. I will be watching the video later. I often go back to your videos to remind me of techniques they are such a fantastic resource. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Fikreta said...

great card!
hugs

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, Award Winning Blog 2016
Exceptional Card
It’s Great To Watch Julia/Phill/Lisa They Are Great Ambassador’s Using Your Cutting Dies Whilst Your
Away, Not Long Before You Return To Our Television Screens
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Milk/Chestnut Brown Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Smoothies”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Lacquer”
“White Pencil From Stash”
“Silver Paint Pen From Stash”
“Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Antique Linen/Spiced Marmalade/Peeled Paint/Fired Brick/Walnut Stain”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Sycamore Branches Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 7 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Wooden Garden Cart Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 12 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Life Is A Garden Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Celebrations Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 14 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Square Pegboard Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
You Started Today’s Card By Cutting Out Your Shadow Box In Milk Foundation Card, You Then Added Mounting Foam
To All Parts Around The Back Of The Frame, You Wanted To Add a Backing Out Of Milk Card You Added A Touch
Of Antique Oxide Ink Around The Edges Of Your Background To Create A Softer Look Then You Glued This To
Your Base Card With A Mat Layer Of Milk/Chestnut Brown Foundation Card.
You Added A Wide Frame From Milk Foundation Card Then A Thin Frame Using Chestnut Brown Foundation Card
The Frames Were Created Using The Stitched Square Pegboard Die Set.
Sue You Then Cut Out The Fabulous Pumpkins From Milk Foundation Card Adding Spiced Marmalade/Walnut Stain
Distress Oxide Bringing Out The Stitching Even More, Adding A Small Amount Of Mounting Foam To The Back
You Placed Them In The Largest Corner, Then You Cut Out The Sentiment “Life Is A Garden” From Chestnut Brown
Foundation Card You Cut This Out Twice For Dimension Then Added In The Same Box As The Pumpkins
You Cut Out Two Gloves From Chestnut Brown Foundation Card Adding A Touch Of White Pencil As A Highlight
You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Offsetting Them In Bottom Corner, Then You Started Work On The Next Bottom
Box You Cut Out The Tools Shears/Fork/Trowel Adding Your Silver Paint Pen To The Top Then A Touch Of
Antique Linen To The Bottom, You Had Cut Out The Rest Of The Sentiment From Chestnut Brown Foundation Card
“Dig In” Once Again Cutting Twice For Dimension You Glued This In Same Box Next To Your Garden Tools
Sue, You Then Cut Out The Sycamore Branch Going Over This Using A Smoothies Using Spiced Marmalade
Peeled Paint/Fired Brick/Walnut Stain Distress Oxides Then You Added A Coating Of Cosmic Lacquer Once
Dry You Cut Away The Leaves From The Branch You Then Placed A Small Amount Of Glue In Top Box
Of Your Shadow Box Then Started To Add Your Fabulous Autumnal Leaves, You Then Cut Out The Garden Rake
Twice One In Chestnut Brown/Milk Foundation Card Using The Chestnut Brown One As The Base You Placed The Milk
Rake Back Into The Die Then Inked Through Using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, You Then Cut Away The Bottom Half
Then Glued Into Place Along Side The Leaves..
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Also For The Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate Everything
You Do Also For The Extremely Informative Video Tutorial Just Brilliant..........
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 Diane For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy..........

dmj said...



Congrats to Diane on her win!!

Must get my shadow box die out again, I use
it for so long then it goes away again,



Doreen x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great card, great video. Thank you. Your card design today makes me wish I could get outside in my garden and dig in the dirt. It is still too wet and cold with snow laying around here. Winter is getting longer and I wish for Spring.

Eunice said...

Love this card Sue it is making me very anxious for spring!! Love all the different aspects of this card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
it's a beautiful card, and there's such a lot of detail in your little dies. It is obvious that you care to give us products to achieve great results. Thanks Sue.
Hugs, Rose

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really lovely card. I would have to say that the shadowbox cards are not amongst my favourites but I am really taken with this one. You may have changed my mind!

Lisbeth

Scottydog said...

Just love your shadow box dies & I used this square one to make a gardening card for my husband’s birthday. Lovely card but unfortunately no gardening today as everywhere is covered in snow! Thank you Sue.
Congratulations on your card win Diane.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Really nice card I do love this range of dies so useful

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is a gorgeous card, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely autumnal card Sue. No chance of gardening today though, snowing yet again.
Congrats to Diane

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
My favourite!...shadow box cards!! I never tire of them! Fab card.
Love
Sam
xxxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Oh what a fabulous card I love everything about it
Congratulations to Diane enjoy your prize

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks, Sue for another card for the men in my life !!!

Nanny Jo said...

I love your shadowbox cards, Sue......and the garden tools and veggies etc. are so clean-cut and recognisable!! (I have seen some that are...erm...whatisthat?...lol) Jo x

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the shadowbox cards.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania

Theresa Pace said...

cool autumnal card, hugs xx

sued99 said...

I love Shadow Box Cards and this is no exception. X

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card! I could make this one too!! The wheelbarrow is great and all the tools are so detailed . My son mentioned the gloves and trowel on his card! These will be used time and time again in different ways! An inspired idea.
PP - I’m assuming it’s your friend who has the “ future hubby” . If I’m wrong - why didn’t you tell us before!!!
Congratulations to today’s winner, Diane.
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen,) xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful, fun card. I love all the shadow box die sets.
Loved Phill’s shows today.
Congrats, Diane,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sie and all
Shadow box cards are a favourite and can be used for so many occasions - love the gardening dies and your details like the bit of white coloured pencil, makes such a big difference.
Congratulations June Horrocks and your lovely hubby, he sounds like a real gem, that is such a milestone.
Between Donita, Crewe Trish and Latenite Sandy I have so many funny images now of HM, glitter everywhere- wonder if there is room for a craft room at the palace lol !!
Congratulations Diane !!
Debra K, I sometimes use parts of shadow box frames or just some of the cutting edge dies to fit a smaller card.
Hugs
Muriel x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card for those you love gardening including for men. All shadow boxes are so easy to use and are suitable for any occasions. Great video as always.

Congratulations Diane!

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...

Super card. Your Shadow Box cards are always such an inspiration, the detail in your dies is fantastic. The leaves look amazing.

Congratulations to Diane on your card win.

Snow is back in the south. Brrr...

Thinking of Pam, Elaine H., Rosemary and other missing friends.

Take care everyone.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely idea for a Thanksgiving card with different wording as well!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Marie P from Longridge said...

A fantastic card Sue and thank you so much for the video. I don't have any of the shadow box dies (yet) so it will be a while before they get on to my MUST HAVE list.
Congratulations to Diane. Isn't it a lovely feeling to win.
Looks like the snow may be nation wide as we have it here too.
Keep warm and CRAFT!
Marie P.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely card that takes me back to the wonderful days of Fall with the crisp, cool mornings and the crunch of fallen leaves under my feet. I'm so lucky to live in a state that can experience all the wonders of the four seasons. Your card captures everything down to the finest detail. Shadow box cards are such fun.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a good card for someone who loves
Gardening nice and colourful

JOY Xx