Friday, 11 May 2018

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Hello there my crafty friends!  I thought I would show off one of the beautiful Stamps To Die For range today.  I started by stamping the My Secret Garden STDF that matches the Ivy Garden Background die.  I used Distress markers to colour the stamped image (antique linen, worn lipstick, spun sugar, forest moss, spiced marmalade and tea dye).  I cut it out with the circle die from the Ivy Garden background die set and added mounting foam to the back.  Next I cut the outer section from the die twice.  Once out of white and once out of green.  I used the ivy corners from the green one and inlaid them back into the opening on the white one.  I seated the stamped image in the centre and added the Hi mini expression to it.  The card was completed with white on white mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  6 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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85 comments:

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A pretty card,I have this stamp and the Ivy garden die set so thanks for the idea of putting them both together.
Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. CraftyClareW

Jan.moogie said...

Oh Sue this is gorgeous, love it. Thanks for sharing,have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card this morning.

Barbara V

Heather Rogers said...

GoodMorning Sue

A lovely card. I love how the Ivy sits back into the background it looks really nice and I love the soft green you have used. Thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely day

Crafty Hugs

Heather xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

hollyberry said...

So pretty,love this stamp.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi to you too Sue. What a beautiful way to show someone you care or that you're thinking of them. Text and email are taking over in most case's and I'm embarrased and ashamed to own up to being guilty of this too, thanks to all the 'fake' insurance claim' calls and being able to block unknown phone numbers we also block our friends numbers which is so not intended, so sending something as gorgeous as this would defiantly show you care. Thank you for this lovely inspiration what more could we ask for to end the week with.
Sending Friday hugs xxx

TDQ Karen said...

I am loving stamping at the moment so this is just my thing, nice just to say Hi to people not living nearby

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really beautiful, love the stamping and the inlaid ivy corners. To send this to someone, just to make them smile, would be such a lovely way to let them know you are thinking about them. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
I remember your demo, and you made the colouring look so easy.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today! Love the stamped image with it's great colouring. Debra x

Clai01 said...

The colouring looks very natural and absoutely fantastic. x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I have the Ivy garden die set, think I need the stamp to go with it now! Love Jean xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today love the stamp and die the colouring looks very pretty think I might need to get this one.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Beautiful card this morning Sue. The secret Garden is beautifully coloured with the inks and the Ivy in corners finishes the card of. Its aways a pleasure to wake up in the morning and see your creations.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all..... Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the corner die, looks very effective inlaid.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

This is a gentle, elegant card that just makes you smile. Thank you Sue, have a good weekend. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
A beautiful card this morning.
The Ivy corners go so well with the lovely Secret Garden stamp which you have so beautifully coloured.
Lesley S x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card using a lovely die and very pretty stamp set. It's great to see the matching stamp in use as it opens up even more uses. Thank you for the inspiration. X

Jan Sayer said...

I’m doing lots of stamping at the moment so great to have another idea.
Jan
Northampton

stitchingranny said...

This is beautiful Sue. I haven't seen this stamp before so I think I may have to go hunting.

Hugs Helen xx

karenlotty said...

A very pretty card and a very handy size too for easy posting

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the inlaid ivy corners.
B xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so pretty, and I love the paper piecing, you have got some patience, it looks so lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today & I love using stamps & dies together.Yvonne xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card and how nice to have another birdie themed design two days running - especially in Spring when our feathered friends are busy nesting and raising chicks...so this is right up my street...

Izzy

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card this morning. Not sure I have the patience to do the paper piecing though!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another very pretty card today, I really like the stamp and the ivy finishes it off to perfection.

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today-looks like a painting.

Michele

Donita Naylor said...

Wow, your colors go so well together, and the stamp really calls for ivy around it. I've joined the chorus of admiration for the inset ivy. It's not really paper piecing, it's just putting the die cut back in. The same thing would work on Flora, I'm guessing.

It seems remarkable that you could color the stamped image with distress inks. I'm guessing you used paintbrushes rather than smoothies.

Enjoy your Friday.

Best,
Donita

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a wonderful card. The stamp is beautiful.

Rolf xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card,the stamp & die look great together
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful stamp. Love the card. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Its a very pretty card this morning.
Love Marg

gwen70 said...

Beautiful stamp and die set, I love this set can't stop using them, gorgeous card xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

stunning card and I love how you take into account co-ordinating stamps and dies to give us so many options....Thanks for sharing

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Oh what a pretty card the stamp is beautiful & I love the inlaid ivy

Anne said...

I love everything about this card, Sue. Beautiful.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Very pretty card.
Lydia
X

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very picturesque card
Margaret from Huddersfield

ursula said...

Oh so beautiful, love the colouring....stunning card.....luv Ursula xx

June Horrocks said...

A very pretty card today sue what a gift the ivy is perfect and the shade of green is brill thank you sue for sharing your brilliant ideas with us
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the stamp.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card today Sue x I love the matching stamps you design and confess to owning one or two ! You have coloured the stamp perfectly and I love your ivy die x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. A lovely card this morning. Unusual... but still Sue Style I love it. Sorry for the short post this morning. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. The My Secret Garden STDF really does go perfectly with the Ivy Garden beautifully inlaid corner die and your colouring is, as usual, spot on. Depending on the weather I may get a chance to play this week-end and you have reminded me to get my stamps out and practice my colouring.

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the colouring in your stamped image.

STELLA MUNN said...

Lovely card. Thanks Sue xx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Lovely.

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, your colouring is beautiful and sets off the stamped image. I do love that ivy corner and the way in which you have used it today. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing. Hugs xx Pauline

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue

Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is one of my favorite Stamps to Die for. Lovely coloring.

Sue MacFall said...

The ivy dies are so good and the stamp really enhances it. Thank you Sue.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Pretty card, I really like the Ivy Garden background die. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, love the versatility of your ivy background!

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful Card I'm glad I got this die seems it going to be useful. A

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I have the ivy garden Die and it's so easy to make s quick card as those corners just slot back in. I don't have any of the matching stamps though so must rectify that

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

lindyloo12 said...

Another gorgeous card

Wacki Macky said...

And Hi to you Sue, such a lovely intricate looking card and a lovely combination of dies and images.

Thank you so much.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Very pretty, love the coloured stamp

CCM said...

Different and lovely card. I agree, My Secret Garden stamp really does go perfectly with the Ivy Garden die. Thanks for sharing.
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

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue what a lovely way to show off the Secret Garden stamp. Perfect.

Lisbeth

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty card. I don't know how I missed this stamp, off to try and find a supplier.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so pretty, i adore the stamp you have used and those
ivy corners look perfect with it x

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, the card is delightful!! Jo xx

sued99 said...

Wonderfully pretty card. X

Nana on the Hill said...

This card is beautiful Sue, just perfect for so many occasions x

Laura O' Connor said...

Love the ivy. Laura O Springfield

Di said...


Hi Sue,
What a lovely card and really useful stamp and die. This card could be used for so many occasions too, love it.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, the ivy corners definitely set it off.

Fikreta said...

its so great card!

Latenight SandyH said...

Such a pretty card. The ivy inlay looks amazing.
Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

what a lovely way to say "Hi" to someone. The adorable scene featured on the die goes perfectly with the Ivy Garden die set. It's amazing how using a stamp instead of a die changes the whole feeling of the card.

Thanks for sharing.

Beverly

CraftyJo said...

Lovely

dj from kettering said...




Like the idea of inserting the ivy leaves
into the corner instead of sticking them on;
I usually get into such a mess!!!



Doreen x

Marie P from Longridge said...

Hello there Sue. I love everything about this card. I'm not very efficient at stamping so don't do it very often. I must rectify that
I may not be able to comment very often during the next 2 weeks as I am off to Fuerteventura tomorrow I am taking some cutouts and coloured pencils with me so I will not be idle.
I don't like having to take my wheelchair with me but I can't manage without it unfortunately.
I really hope I will be able to get some computer time but not sure.
Bye for now.
Marie P.

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Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this stamp, it is so very pretty. And I must not have been doing enough colouring in as a child, as I could spend hours on it now.
Hugs, Rose

Susan Battensby said...

Lovely card and great colouring.
x

Kate's Cards said...

Wow, that's a real work of art! xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunning card plus stamp, which you so nicely have coloured it. I love it, as it has the "country" feel to me.

I have the ivy die, and I am sure I have some circular stamps that I could use.

Sue showing us all that dies and stamps are so versatile.

Love n hugs to everyone

Dorothy of Baldock