Saturday, 5 May 2018

Floral Framed Octagon Card



Hi crafters!  Today's card is definitely a girlie sort of card, but I really like it.  You can't help but smile when you see a card like this!  The video should give you a bit of inspiration using the Floral Melody corner die set.








The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now Sue x
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97 comments:

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very very lovely. Happy BH weekend.

Steph Cotterill said...

Happy Saturday Sue. As soon as this image loaded my first reaction was WOW. Your Floral Melody die certainly is beautiful and using two colours like that really highlight the two different flowers so well, such a pretty start to our day. Will catch up with the tutorial a little later. Hope you have a lovely day and make the most of the beautiful weather we've been promised ! Let's hope they've got it right xxx

DeCor said...

Thanks for the great video Sue. It's a really happy card...just brings a smile when you look at it. Love how you framed the centre with the floral corn er R's. Have a good one today :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and fab design Sue

gr karin

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow stunning gorgeous card today Sue, looking forward to the making of after work today. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.gave me some great ideas.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, the corners are really pretty. Great video
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, absolutely gorgeous. Love the colour combination.

Michele

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card it's stunning.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card today.

Barbara V

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card this morning! Really lovely design and colour palette. Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow this is a gorgeous card today, love it, and am looking forward to seeing the video a little bit later.

Sad news - Many of you will remember Elaine Hood telling us about her son Andrew and his massive extensive treatment he went through, sad to say that Andrew passed away yesterday, my sincere condolences go out to Elaine and all his friends and family.

The weather this weekend is going to be bright and beautiful so have a wonderful May day celebration everyone, I wonder how many of you will have the bar-b-q out.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, so very pretty.
A great video too.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan Sayer said...

Just so pretty with a lovely lacy look.
Jan
Northampton

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
The Floral Melody Corner is already on my wishlist, but having seen this beautiful card needs to be moved up to the top! I love all the stitched details and delicate colours. Thank you for the tutorial.x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the combination of firs on this card - and the colours too. Still tempting me with the octagons.
Condolences to Elaine and family, such sad news, Andrew fought so hard. Thank you June for letting us know.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday all, hoping the weather is good to you
Hugs
Muriel x

Kate's Cards said...

Sure is girlie and so pretty. Xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

And 'Thank you' for bringing us such a beautiful card this Sunday morning.

Enjoy you day whatever you are doing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hollyberry said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love all the flowers.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today really pretty and feminine, love the die and the colours.

My condolences to Elaine and family, such sad news, Andrew fought so hard. Thank you June for letting us know.
Sending love and healing hugs to her and her family and all that need them xxx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card today can't wait to see the video.
Such sad news about Andrew I have been in touch with Elaine and she wishes to thank everyone for their support.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, gorgeous floral die.
B xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card.

Condolences to Elaine and family. I am very sorry to hear your sad news x

Chris Curry said...

A very SPECIAL thank you card Sue, so pretty. Thank you, have a good bank holiday weekend. Xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow wow wow absolutely stunning card today.Yvonne xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card this morning! I love pretty girlie cards and this one certainly ticks all the boxes. The Octagon dies are beautiful you can't fail to make a gorgeous card when using them. I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T
Ps Happy Bank holiday everyone!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card. Very,very pretty indeed.
Such sad news about Andrew, I know he fought bravely. My very sincere condolences to Elaine and all of the family. Thank you June for letting us know - could you pass on my condolences as I don't know if she still reads the blog xx
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Karen Drew said...

So, so pretty. Love the way the eye is drawn to the centre with the design on the patterned octagon
Enjoy the bank holiday
Luv
Karen xx

Donita Naylor said...

I love how the Floral Melody Corner hangs over the edge a little. Same thing happened on April 22 when you showed a Happy Birthday with just two of those corners. Also the same thing happened on that card when the blush color on the lilies made them almost invisible. That subtlety probably looks fabulous in person.

Best,
Donita

Suemac said...

A really pretty card

margaret driscoll said...

Lovely card!
Condolences to Elaine and family.
Love Marg

Anne said...

A beautiful card this morning, Sue.
The glorious weather has come just at the right time as I am demonstrating lacemaking this weekend outdoors.

Anne (Northampton)

Tressa said...

Very pretty card. I like the flower die..... I like the subtly of the colours used for the flowers.

Christmas colours sprang to mind as I watched the video ..........Sorry, I know it is only the beginning of May!!

Teresa

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Scottydog said...

Wow! What a beautiful girly card! Having said that not one I would make myself as I don’t make cards that large (think it would be difficult to scale down!) but it doesn’t stop me enjoying the beauty of it. Thank you so much Sue, have a lovely Bank Holiday everyone, get those babies out!

Condolences to Elaine & Helen, RIP Andrew.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, this is such a pretty card, definitely makes you smile. X

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Pretty card, love the colours used. Will,watch the video soon.

June thank you for letting us all know the sad news about Andrew. Please pass my condolences to Elaine. X

Love Helen xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

That mass of lacy froth from the Floral Melody corners almost steals the show but isolating the focal point with the octagon shapes is the perfect balance for them...as you say a lovely girlie card!

June - thank you for the update re Andrew, so sad, he fought so hard and for so long - please give Elaine my condolences, she must be devastated...

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card love the Floral melody die so pretty.
Enjoyed the video. It's so nice to watch a demo without any interruptions.
Lydia
X

Narrowboat girl said...

A very pretty card Sue. Love the white with just a hint of colour

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a lovely card to start my day. It has a wonderful lacy look about it. This could be another set that goes on to my ever growing list.
So very sad to hear about the passing away of Elaine's Son Andrew. Our thoughts are with you Elaine. Thankyou June for letting us know .
Sending love and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card for a beautiful morning . The Flora lMelody corner die set looks stunning on the card and thank you so much for doing the video.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.

June thank you for letting us know, My thoughts are with Elaine and her family.
Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love this girlie card and it is so pretty and delicate too. Will watch your video now. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. Those dies are amazing. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card, great video too. Love the floral die, may have to go on my wish list! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A really pretty card this morning. I love the Floral Melody Die!
Lesley S x

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Oh what a beautiful card. I do love those Octagons they make such a statement. The Floral Melody corner is absolutely divine. It is a definite 'wow'. All in all my boxes are ticked x
I will look forward to watching the video later x
It is a beautiful day and the boys are going to be working in the garden. I will be on hand to provide refreshments x
I need to keep out of their way. Would hate to be a nuisance (or be given a job to do)! Lol x
Perhaps today could be the day I spend some time getting messy in my craft room. Have lots of new dies to sort. Thank you for my early Birthday wishes. I will be 50 in July so it is very premature but I might as well make the most of celebrating x
My heart goes out to you Elaine. You have so many friends on this blog who were and still are here for you. Sending you and Helen love at this sad time x
As always sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous video, love the very pretty feminine look of this card, and the sublet colours are beautiful. Have a great day everyone. Bx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, love the very feminine look!

June Horrocks said...

Only one word you can say about this card is wow!!!!!! So beautiful I love it the die is magnificent the colours also thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card xx

stitchingranny said...

A really gorgeous card. As you say very feminine, so soft and pretty. Will watch the video later.

Hugs Helen xx

STELLA MUNN said...

So, so pretty. Beautiful as a wedding/anniversary card. Love it. Thanks Sue xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

A really pretty card, that corner die is very veristile is it an "I need" one?

Heather R Oxfordshire

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Definitely a wow card,gorgeous,
So sorry to hear about Andrew,condolences to Elaine & family
Best wishes
Karen M

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. You are right, this is definitely a very girlie card, and so pretty.

Lisbeth

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, the floral corners are gorgeous. As always thank you for the wonderful video

June- thank you for letting us know about Andrew, such a brave young man and please pass on my deepest sympathies to Elaine and all her family

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very pretty with the gorgeous flora corners. Thanks for your video. I will have to play catchup when we are home next week.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Such a pretty card, that corner die is stunning!
Rosemary xx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, What a fabulous card. Love, love, love, it. Busy day today with visitors so will watch the video when they disappear and give me a little 'me'time. Enjoy this lovely weather everyone. Hugs xx Pauline

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love the floral melody die its soooo pretty x this card definitely made me smile x
June thankyou so much for the update x my love and condolences to Elaine , Helen and all the family x such sad news x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so pretty. love Jean Z xxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another very pretty card. Love this corner die.
Wendy x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although I normally love your girly cards my first thought on seeing this one was 'it's too busy' but having watched the video I have changed my mind as the moving pictures really bring it to life. I really like the Floral Melody Corner, it is so pretty.

June, thank you for letting us know of Andrew's passing. Please pass on my condolences to Elaine, John and Helen and let them know that we are thinking of them at this very sad time.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and great video....always pick up great tips from you. Your dies have had so much thought put into their design.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jan D., FL, USA

Sandie Braithwaite said...

There's a lot going on, but somehow it all blends beautifully together. Very pretty.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card love all the dies you've used
June thank you for letting us know about Andrew it's such sad news he fought so hard. My sympathy to Elaine Helen & all the family

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just Gorgeous, can't wait to get playing with mine. I'll watch the video in a little while with a cuppa - your videos are always so informative and interesting.

Hope you're having a brilliant weekend. I have Sunday off now, my guy will arrive Thurs again to complete the work he started a few days ago - and a wonderful job he did, too...

Hugs, Rose

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, OMG what a fantastic card. Beautiful. A

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, Award Winning Blog 🥇For 2016
Very Quick Comment Today Sue, The Video Tutorial Was Superb You Share
So Much With Us, I Have These Exceptional Cutting Dies I Was Extremely Lucky Enough
To Win The Double Stitched Octagon Die Set Then I’ve Purchased The Others Which I
Just Love ............
Today’s Card Is Just Phenomenal
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Eunice said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, love how you paper pieced the flowers! The effect is amazing!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome card with lots of details. Great video, thank you for your efforts and inspiration.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is stunning and very girlie, i love those soft colours.
Absolutely beautiful x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card as always and the cards the last few days have
been equally wonderful. Love to look at them all.

Thank you June for letting us know.I sent them a message this
morning. They are all in my thoughts.

Have a good bank holiday
hugs Maria x

Janet Wilson said...

Very pretty card.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty

dmj from kett said...



What a lovely card, you could put any
sentiment on it; Get Well would be great,




Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, clean, crisp card. I love it. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. xxx

Sue MacFall said...

What a stunning card these dies have produced - thank you Sue for showing us another special card.

Clai01 said...

Yes very cheery card today. x

Nanny Jo said...

A very pretty card, Sue! I don't have ALL those dies, but you have given me the inspiration needed for a 60th birthday card I have been asked to make! Thank you! Jo xxx

sued99 said...

A lovely pretty card perfect for many occasions/people. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A stunning card, really really pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a very beautiful card. I love the dies used and the soft colors chosen.
I was saddened to hear of Andrew's passing. Elaine, sincere condolences.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
Gorgeous colours.

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue. Laura O Springfield

ursula said...

Absolutely stunning ....luv Ursula xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Really pretty card today.
June, thank you for telling us the sad news of Andrew's passing. Such a brave young man. Could you kindly pass on my condolences to Elaine, John, Helen and family.
Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a WOW card today. The Floral Melody Corner really does put on a show. Thanks for sharing and for the helpful hints on the video.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Good morning and a very delightful feminine card for us ladies.

I watched the video as always, and cannot wait to make this card. It is beautiful!

Thanks again Sue for all the inspiration and ideas you always give.

Love n hugs Dorothy of Baldock

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Good morning and a very delightful feminine card for us ladies.

I watched the video as always, and cannot wait to make this card. It is beautiful!

Thanks again Sue for all the inspiration and ideas you always give.

Love n hugs Dorothy of Baldock

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes.
A beautiful card Sue and your video, as always, is superb. I do love the soft pastel colours that blend so well together.

My heart goes out to Elaine and family. Andrew fought for so long and is now at peace. Thank you for letting us know.
Marie P.

Sandy G said...

Such a pretty card Sue.
My sincerest condolences to Andrew’s family.
Hugs.

Littlelamb said...

A lovely card Sue. Sorry didn’t get in to comment but was with family yesterday. So sorry to hear about Elaine’s news.

lindyloo12 said...

An extremely pretty card, I love the composition of it!

Fikreta said...

So amazing card!

Theresa Pace said...

very delicate, hugs xx