Sunday, 22 April 2018

Happy Birthday

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card is almost in the clean and simple realm as it is so quick and easy.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Art Deco Shells embossing folder for texture.  I gave it a thin pink mat.  Next I cut two of the Floral Melody corners out of coconut white card.  I added the larger flower in straw yellow behind and then did the rose in a dusty rose colour and the two lilies in blush card.  I added the corners with mounting foam in opposite corners.  I cut the Happy Birthday mini expression die  twice out of dusty rose card and glued them in a diagonal fashion in the centre of the card.  White mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, D
Sue x





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107 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The touches of colour in the flowers really make this a stand out- and the embossing folder. Great card!
Seems odd having one post again Sue, really enjoyed the release
Hugs
Muriel c

CCM said...

Good morning,
Today's card is an easy, yet simply elegant with a beautiful background.Love the Happy Birthday mini expression die and the delicate and sweet colors you have chosen for the flowers and for the sentiment.
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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a pretty card, i love the little tips of colour.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Such a pretty card this morning. I love the background embossing folder that you have used.

Have a lovely day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this great card, especially the colours
Pat x

Chris Curry said...

A very smart and elegant card Sue,, thank you. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely and very pretty card this morning.the embossed background is beautiful and I love the pastel colours of the flowers.

Barbara V

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A pretty card with a lovely embossed background.
Jan x

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card today Sue hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Debra K. said...

Lovely card this morning. Debra x

hollyberry said...

Such a delicate,pretty and lacy card today.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Soo pretty. Love it.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

A beautifully presented card, with colours that brighten the soe!

Croquet Queen x

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, I love this card its so pretty. This was one of my must have dies and I love it 😊 x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card for a beautiful spring day. A gorgeous die which is already on my wishlist. X

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, everyone is right, it really is a pretty card. Those corners are so versatile , in fact, I sometimes think it's another die that I have missed out on.
Love the subtle use of colour on your flowers. Hugs xx Pauline

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Pretty and clean but not one of your nicest I've seen. Was looking at this sample a hour or so ago on pinterest and couldn't make up my mind. Maybe it's because we've been spoilt by you recently with the launch. Have a lovely bright sunny happy day xxx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely and elegant card
Luv
Karen xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

KarinsArtScrap said...

o wow Sue stunning card and design, love it

gr karin

Marion Scott said...

Pretty card Sue. Love the dusty rose card.
Marion S x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Pretty card, Sue. It is good to have a simple card as a go to for those times when one needs a card in a hurry!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very,very retry card this morning. Love the pops of colour which really stand out and the dusty rose card is gorgeous. Love to all, Alison xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today, very pretty.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, love the pop of colour x xhazel

Scottydog said...

I like CAS cards, always useful for last minute birthdays, not sure about the colour combination, but still pretty. Thank you Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant and classy card, it may be simple, but does not look it. The subtle pop of colours is really beautiful. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card might be a simple one to make but what an impact it will have on the receiver. Such pretty gentle colours. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

dj from kettering said...



love the CAS cards, and the lovely pop of colour
in the flowers,




Doreen x

Donita Naylor said...

Maybe the lilies could have used some ink so they'd hold their own with the straw and dusty rose. Or the yellow needed to be softer. Or maybe the blush was intended for the person seeing it in person. Anyway it almost didn't make its transatlantic crossing. What I love about this card is the way the corners stick out beyond the embossed area. Really nice texture, and it creates a little excitement by breaking the boundary.

I'm so happy with your April launch and the things I want to do with what I picked. I want to lock myself in my craft room and not come out until I run out of paper! Or get hungry.

May your Sunday be sunny!

Best,
Donita in R.I.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the lacy froth of the Floral Melody corners and must say that shells embossing folder is really growing on me...I already have the HB mini expressions die and it is so, so useful...

Izzy

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card, love the Floral Melody corners and with the contrasting yellow, it just sets it off lovely. Love Jean xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the die and the pop of colour really sets it of and I love the Embossing folder going to order that one.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx#

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Such a pretty card. It just goes to show how you can make a lovely card with just one die - sometimes less really is more. I do like the embossing folder too.

Lisbeth

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning , the soft hint colours works beautifully on the card design. The Floral Melody works beautifully the embossed back ground.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A very fresh and spring like card - very pretty

stitchingranny said...

This mornings card is very pretty and has a lovely fresh look.

Hugs Helen xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, well all of your cards are beautiful. I especially like the font on the Happy Birthday die, gorgeous.

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

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty and elegant Sue.
Annette x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the floral corners finished with the little splash of colour very pretty.
Lydia
X

June Horrocks said...

Very pretty card today sue love the flowers and the mini die thNk you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxc

Mavis L said...


what a beautiful birthday card
love the art deco embossing folder.
and the floral accents. Mavis L x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card with a little touch of colour in the flowers.Yvonne xx

Tressa said...

Pretty card with an attractive design although I am no so sure about the colours.

I do like the way that the embossing folder takes centre stage here, all too often we only see a peak which is a shame as so many are gorgeous in their own right.

Teresa

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

This corner die is adorable. An ideal card if you need to make one in a hurry.

Heather R Oxfordshire

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
First I'd like to apologise for not posting in a while, I've just had a look at all the cards you've posted and they are all beautiful as are all the dies used. Today's card is stunning and so feminine just up my street. The embossing folder and dies are gorgeous and definately a must have.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this card shows that less can be more but still elegant. WakeyL

STELLA MUNN said...

Really pretty and great to have quick & easy cards to get our mo-jo's going again!!!! Thanks Sue xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and I love the two corner flora sprays.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card and I do love the mini sentiments

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, so glad I've got the mini sentiments.. and the floral melody corner.......
Hugs, Rose

BenteS said...

Such a pretty card, simple but elegant.
Love the embossing folder used :))

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue not sure about this card as I think the embossed background tends to overwhelm the card.
Wendy x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, such a lot of texture, very pretty, love from Jackie xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beautiful card in great colours and the great white parts make the card look so elegant and "clean".

Rolf xxx

Clai01 said...

love the embossing folder especially. x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card . love Jean Z xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
This is my sort of card. The floral corners are gorgeous.
The card is just so elegant and, as 'rolfi' said, so clean looking.
Regards,
Evis M.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today. The Floral Melody corner is a lovely die and the Art Deco Shells embossing folder is so elegant, love it.

Frances

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Love the embossing folder used. Nice card.

Love Helen xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog For 2016
“WOW” I Loved These Particular Cutting Dies In The Pre-Launch So I Had
To Purchase Them Straight Away.
This Card Is Exquisite Quite Phenomenal, I Love It...............
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Pink/Straw Yellow/Dusty Rose Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression White Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Floral Melody Corner Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Happy Birthday Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die
Sue, You Began Today’s Card With A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Which You Then
Embossed Using The Art Deco Shells Embossing Folder To Create Texture You Added A Thin Pink Card Mat/Layer
Using Glue.
Sue, You Then Cut Out Two Of “The Floral Melody Corners” From Coconut White Foundation Card You
Added The Large Flower In Straw Yellow Foundation Card Gluing It Into Place Behind The Large Flower
Then You Did The Same With The Rose Using Dusty Rose Foundation Card, Also The Two Lilies
You Used Dusty Rose Foundation Card, You Placed Mounting Foam To The Back Of The Corners Then
Placed Each In Opposite Corners You Then Cut Out “The Happy Birthday Die” Twice From Dusty Rose
Foundation Card, Then Sue, You Glued Them In A Diagonal Fashion In The Centre Of Your Card You
Placed This Onto Your Base Card By Using Mounting Foam The Base Card Included Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Thank You For Sharing This Truly Tremendous Card
Card Size 6 1/2 x 71/2
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
Great To See Heather .T. Back You Were Missed.........

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rosiejt said...

Such a lovely card.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, great dies and pretty colours. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

FoxyG Gilly said...

Lovely card.

scrAPpamondo said...

This card is so lovely and delicate!

Pawprintx4 said...

I loved this die set so much I bought it twice (one is for a gift). I love the corner floral dies and tend to use them often so a good investment and a nice gift for my crafty buddy.
Love the card and the embossing folder is beautiful and such a hit with everyone that I need to add it to my list as my cards will be elevated by using it.
Donita has the right idea...spend an entire weekend making cards. I did spend most of the last two days doing just that and I had so much fun just me and my little dog.
Everyone, enjoy your afternoon. No sun here but hoping plenty in the UK.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am not sure about this card and couldn't decide why until I read yorks butterfly comment about the embossed background.

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. This sample is stunning and so quick to make to give to someone special I love it. Looks so fresh and clean and I am sure I will be turning to this in the next few days.
We are back from our festival and it was brilliant. Had a really good time Plenty of good country music and dancing... most of all the weather was brilliant. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Suzzette Yandle said...

I have purchased this set of Floral Melody Corners dies. I like how your used different colors of card stock to back the larger flowers, roses and lilies. Lovely card design today. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Kate's Cards said...

This is such a pretty card. Really feminine xxx

Anonymous said...

This is lovely I love how you can add colour behind the die without having to actually paper piece and therefore make it able to have dimension
Karenlotty

Jan Sayer said...

That looks really good. Lovely to see a lot of embossing folder.
Jan
Northampton

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, the embossing folder looks fabulous and really does look like shells, and the die-cuts paper pieced look stunning, as does the Happy Birthday sentiment, this font is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Eunice said...

Sue this card is so delicate with the corner die! Sometimes you just need a card that says it all without having to spend a whole lot of time! Thanks for your wonderful idea!

Nana on the Hill said...

Hi Sue, l just love this card, it's delicate, feminine & beautiful x

Susan Battensby said...

Such a pretty card, love the embossing folder and the sentiment is so pretty in that shade of pink.
x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue pretty card I love the floral corners

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. The dies and embossing folder are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Your card is beautiful. Very feminine which I love.

Dorothy of Baldock

CraftyJo said...

The card is gorgeous 😉

ursula said...

Absolutely love this card, just up my street...thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue but not one of my favourites. I think the embossing overpowers the whole card and the flowers and leaves are too heavy.

Sue MacFall said...

Very pretty with the small touches of colour. Thank you Sue.

dorothy cattanach said...

A lovely delicate gentle coloured card. I really like this die Sue.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Dorothy C xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

A beautiful card Sue. I adore the flowers, they add just the right amount of colour

sued99 said...

A really gorgeous card. X

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Thank you.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,just right with the lovely embossing folder,dies & the little touch of pink edging.
Best wishes
Karen M

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A lovely spring card to match the weather today. I love the floral corner die and how you can add different colours to the flowers x the embossing folder is lovely and it's great to see it in its entirety as so often most of the detail is covered , albeit with another in if your beautiful dies x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

carol edwards said...

Simple card but really pretty. I love the font on the sentiment x

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone
Firstly let me say how much I liked the card yesterday. It was
one I made similar at one of Julia's workshop, a lovely die.
Today's card is beautiful, nice EF and very happy to have this die.

Hugs to all Wilsonette's
Maria x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. A very pretty corner die. Xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the flowers. A

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous spring card love the splash of colour
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Pretty card. Lovely colours.

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good Monday morning Sue and all Wilsonettes,
I love this card Sue I think it's simplicity gives it a special kind of etherial look that I like.

I hope you are giving yourself time to rest a bit after your stunning launch.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful colour scheme and card, Sue!
Lesley S x

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty feminine card today, colours are lovely.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

Judith Tucker said...

Love this embossing folder

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is an absolutely beautiful card, it looks simple but with gorgeous detail.

Vie Carter said...

Very pretty card, and the happy birthday sentiment is a great font

Vie
x

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue love the pop of colour. Laura O Springfield