Friday, 4 May 2018

Get Well

 Hi bloggers!  I wanted to make a card using this frame, but give it a bit of a country feel.  I started with a piece of chestnut brown card and used the Iced Spruce Distress Oxide to give it a bit of an old wood look by swiping the pad across it.  Next, I cut it into 1" strips and reassembled it onto another piece of card so it looked like wood slats over laying each other.  I used this as the background for my Springtime Frame.  I cut the frame in white and then used Distress Oxides on the tip of a small smoothie to colour it.  Vintage Photo for the bird and watering can, Peeled Paint for the leaves and vines, Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean for the flowers.  I cut the backing out of milk card and used Antique Linen around the edge to tone it a bit before gluing the frame in place to it.  I cut the Get Well mini expression and inked it with Iced Spruce and stacked several together then glued them into place in the centre of the frame and added the frame to the background with foam.   Milk card mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love your background idea.A very pretty card again.
Jan x

TDQ Karen said...

So sweet love this little frame xx

Karen Drew said...

Love the frame. Very versatile. Great card
Karen xx

Jan.moogie said...

Not sure about the colours but love the card xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card, this will make anyone feel better.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Although I feel the background could be a little more 'uplifting' for a get well card it goes really nicely with the colours you chose for the frame it makes each element stand out. Thinking about my comment had the background been much lighter then the frame elements would have had to been slightly darker for it to stand out, so that proves I've not got a clue what I'm on about lol !! You started the week with a beautiful sample and you've ended with the same what an inspiring week we've had - thanks Sue. Have a lovely day doing what you do best xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today unusual background but does go well with the rest of it

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely and very pretty card. The frame is gorgeous.

Barbara V

Debra K. said...

Mmm, not so keen on the background going with the Springtime frame as it seems a bit dark for it, would be great for men's cards though. However, it's a lovely card design. Debra x

Donita Naylor said...

What a great weathered wood look! What charming country colors! Now what made me think I could get along without that frame?

The dark colors might make it a better Miss You card than Get Well.


Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
This is a gorgeous card. The colours are lovely x
That frame is exquisite and lends it self to so many occasions x
Apologies for not commenting last couple of days. Went out for lunch on Tuesday and it turned out to be an early surprise Birthday bash (Birthday not til July). Very spoilt but very knackered! The fatigue descended but it was a lovely surprise and I was spoilt rotten. This included a gift of a large number of Sues new dies x
Julie you have been through it. Sending you hugs x
My prize from the draw arrived yesterday. Thank you so much Sue. I did not have enough energy to open packets but hoping to rectify this today and go through my unexpected extensive April 2018 dies today x
Weather forecast good for the weekend and hope this is the case for you. Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with an antique look to it.x

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, like how you have created the background, this could be good for cards for men.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Amazing card this morning. The details you have created from the inks looks stunning and the finishing touches with the pearls.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

hollyberry said...

Love this frame,it makes a beautiful card. Great idea for a background.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I'm not sure this is a die for me, but I love the way you have presented it here. Have a lovely day, Hugs WALES FOR EVER. xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Love this card, it’s different in a nice way.


stitchingranny said...

Pretty card Sue. I like this die but for me its the fact you can cut it apart and use the separate pieces to make a picture, more than for the frame as it is.

Hugs Helen xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful and different card. It has a very vintage feel. I love the way the frame is coloured. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, I love the background idea its fab, lovely card x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Tis card is so pretty. Love the colours. I have this die so no excuses, I should give this one a try.


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Great background. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love this frame it can be used for so many occasions just by changing the colours! The more I see the oxide inkpads used the more I 'need' them, but I have so many distress ink pads that I don't use I'm hesitant to buy any more. Today's card has a vintage feel I love the colours you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Very different and clever background today, thought it would look fabulous with the wine frame too. I have this frame - had to have it- and haven’t used it yet so must rectify that very soon.
Hugs to all and still missing friends
Muriel x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am not sure about the background but it is a lovely card.
Yvonne take it easy this weekend don't overdo it.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. A lovely get well card.... I really like it. It looks rustic and uplifting at the same time. And the lovely colours really pop out. Yes ....I would be feeling better if I opened this while I was ill.
Sue Thankyou so much for my winning " Fabulous " die which arrived yesterday morning. I count myself a very lucky lady. As this is the third time in a row I have won something on your last 3 new launches.
YVONNE Princess Pixie..sounds like you had a lovely early birthday surprise. With lots of lovely S.W. presents. I have to be nosey and ask.... was it a special one.
Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anne said...

Love the background on this card. Great colours.

Anne (Northampton)

Tressa said...

A very different type of design. I like it. I like the technique you have used to make to the wood efffect background, I must try it although it would have to be with my mini distress ink pads as I can't yet justify the oxides as much as I love them.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I do like the way you have used this frame but the colours are not ones I would go for as they are too dark for me, however it would be great for a man's card. Sending best wishes

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely card today, such a beautiful frame.

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

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,love the way you have coloured the frame and the background is very 'male orientated '. However, I haven't got any of the oxide inks so would have to improvise. Really like the frame though. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the way you have created that countryside feel to this card and the very different background.
The unusual colours look very good with your pretty frame.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend especially as it looks as though it will be a sunny one for a change!
Lesley S x

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Not sure about the Dark background but a pretty card!
Love Marg

Chris Curry said...

This is what I would call a quietly elegant card, perfect for the sentiment. Thank you Sue, have a lovely bank holiday weekend. Xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love that moody wood panelling in the background!...and I have the Springtime Frame so might try this idea as soon as my house renovations are finished - it's been utter chaos here for the past month what with furniture being moved from one room to another - I feel like I'm living in a warehouse...can I even find my craft room again I wonder?


jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a great background! Love the frame and the way you have coloured it, altogether a very lovely card! Love Jean xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today which makes a beautiful scene encapsulating all things beautiful.Yvonne xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card I like the way you've created the background the Springtime frame is beautiful
PP/Yvonne how lovely to be given such a lovely birthday surprise and a selection of Sues dies!

Yorks butterfly said...

Great cards Sue, this little frame is on my wish list.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card the soft muted colours are so lovely.

Susan Battensby said...

Great get well card for a male friend.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
that background looks VERY interesting, must try that. And I love the frame, too. Just a beautiful card, as you always do...
Hugs, Rose

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog For 2016
What A Fabulous Way To End The Week With A Extremely Striking Card
I Just Love The Background You’ve Created, I Have Some Heavyweight
Paper Like This Within My Stash So I Could Use That Along With The Exceptional
Spring Time Frame Another Excellent Purchase I Made...............
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Chestnut/Milk/Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls 3mm/5mm”
“Creative Expression Smoothies”
“Tim Holtz Iced Spruce/Vintage Photo/Peeled Paint/Wilted Violet/Salty Ocean/Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Spring Time Frame Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Get Well Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
Sue, You Began Today’s Fabulous Card By Using A Piece Of Chestnut Brown Foundation Card Then You Used The
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide To Create The Look Of Old Wood!! You Did This By Swiping The Pad Across It Then You
Cut It Into 1” Strips Then You Reassembled It Onto Another Piece Of Card, So It Looked Like Wood Slats Overlaying
Each Other.
Sue, You Used This As A Background For The Spring Time Frame Die, You Cut The Frame From Coconut White Foundation
Card, Then You Used Distress Oxides On The Tip Of Small Smoothies To Colour Your Image (Which Is Extremely Impressive)
You Used Vintage Photo For The Bird Plus The Watering Can, Peeled Paint For The Leaves/Vines, Wilted Violet/Salty Ocean
For The Flowers, Adding Pearls To The Flowers Plus Along The Small Butterflies Backs.........
Sue, You Then Cut Out The Backing For The Frame From Milk Foundation Card Adding Antique Linen Around The Edges
To Tone It A Little Before Gluing The Frame Into Place, You Then Cut Out “Get Well” Sentiment From The Mini Expression
Collection You Inked With Iced Spruce, Stacking Several Together Then You Placed Them In The Centre Of The Frame.
You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Of Your Frame Then Placed This To Your Background Then Attached This To Your
Base Card Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Plus A Milk Mat/Layer.
Card Size 6” x 7 3/4”
Sue Thank You For Sharing Also For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do!!!!
Your Blog Is The Best........
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

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I adore this card, the frame is really pretty and I adore how you have created this background, it is gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the rustic look to this card.
Rosemary xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another pretty card - have a few of your frame dies and love them.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Your Spring Time frame is beautiful.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card to cheer someone who may be ill.

Love Helen xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, firstly I must thank you for my prize die set that was delivered yesterday. Thank you so very much and I look forward to playing with them at the week-end. Now for today's card - I love the rustic look you have given it and it looks so different to the previous version with the stamped and brightly coloured flower background. This just proves how easily you can change the look of something if you have the vision which you have in droves - could you lend me little bit now and again? lol

PPixie - Happy early Birthday! What a lovely surprise for you and what kind and generous friends you have. Take it easy now and don't go mad in the forecast sunshine.


alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Although I do love the frame and the actual card, I'm just not sure about the colours - sorry. Maybe they are a bit brighter in 'real life' .
P.Pixie what a wonderful early birthday present and surprise.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue I love the frame so so pretty I know lots of peeps who would love this sue
Love always thank you xxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Clever card, but maybe a bit gloomy/dark for a get well card. Xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning Get Well card it would cheer anyone up who received this. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card and the colours are lovely too. The background to so different. A

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x love the frame die x The background is brilliant and may have to borrow that idea if you don't mind I have 2 nautical style cards to make so may change the colour to blues and white and obviously use your nautical die x thankyou Sue for your inspiration once again x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx


What a lovely card. Ideal for a keen gardener, esp a bloke. Not sure I’d have it as a ‘get well’ card with the dark background, but then I’ Not a professional by any means. Thanks Sue x

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this die and have made a number of cards that I am quite happy with and they were quick too. Donita, yes you do need it.
Happy Early Birthday Miss Pixie.
Stephanie K

karenlotty said...

Very rustic Very pretty A loveyidea for somebody recovering in hospital where flowers are not allowed

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this it's my kind of style,rustic just like me,
Thank you Sue for my die that arrived yesterday very kind of you.
Best wishes
Karen M

ursula said...

Wow what an amazing frame, quite different, ideal for a mans card....the colours on here are just so pretty....superb card Sue...thank you...luv Ursula xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love how you've coloured the frame with the distress oxides, I only have the Hickory Smoke which I bought after watching Phil using it to stamp his sentiments but might have to invest in a few more

PP lucky you getting lots of Sues new dies at your surprise early birthday, enjoy

Love and hugs to everyone

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This is such a beautiful card....sure to make the recipient feel better real soon!!

CCM said...

So lovely card and colors.I don't have the have the Springtime Frame ... not yet.

PP- I was wondering if you are willing to share the early b-day gift ... Yes / no?
Happy early Birthday!

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

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card and a beautiful die. Anyone ill would feel better when they received this delightful card.

Very versatile, as greeting could be different.

Loge n hugs to everyone

Dorothy of Baldock

sued99 said...

I love the way you’ve done the background and will give it a try. The focal element is very pretty. X

Narrowboat girl said...

Love the rustic background Sue, it shows off the rest of the card to perfection

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great card, lovely die and nice colours. I do like the background, it would make a great background for male cards too. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Fikreta said...

Very beautiful card!

Laura O' Connor said...

Frame is fantastic sue great card. Laura O Springfield

Sue MacFall said...

This card loks so pretty - the frame is great for a get well message. Thank you Sue.

CraftyJo said...

Oooh, I like that 😀

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable!!! Love the colors you chose for this wonderful diecut frame!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning die and card Sue, an awesome frame.
Di B.x

Janet Simpson said...

Don't usually like birds, but this is gorgeous Sue.x x x

Scottydog said...

Not sure about the background, but I do like the frame & when you colour the elements with distress inks you do it so quickly but always looks great! I therefore think this frame will be ideal for all these last minute cards I seem to have to make. Thank you Sue.

Jan Sayer said...

Delightful frame. The background looks good with the colours you’ve used.

Eunice said...

Love this delightful card Sue. Very interesting way of doing the background, definitely gives it that old barn wood feel.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you.

Latenight SandyH said...

The Springtime Frame is so pretty. Thanks for showing us another way to make a background. It's so effective.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Have definitely fallen in Love with your Diamond Square background! Another addition to my Wish List. Thank You for your very education videos; I'm always soaking them in and learning.
Margie Van Handel

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good Saturday morning folks. We have beautiful sunshine and a blue sky here for a change so as it's a holiday weekend I guess the roads will be jam packed.
Today's card is lovely Sue, I don't have the appropriate dies unfortunately and as I'm saving for my holiday which is just 8 days away I will have to wait awhile before buying more dies.
Looking at your postings every morning and especially the videos give me my 'fix' for the day so what can I say except THANK YOU SUE.
Marie P.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love how you have done this card and the shading, it looks fab and would cheer anyone up x

dmj from kett said...

I love the colour on this card, such a change
from white on white of CAS!!

Doreen x

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue as always. x

Theresa Pace said...

love that background. it looks like slate even. the frame looks so pretty all inked up. you can do some good precision work with those tips, hugs xx