Sunday, 20 May 2018

Thanks For Being My Friend

 Good Sunday morning all!  I started with a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet added to it.  I peeled off the backing paper and added four Meandering Twig die cuts across it.  I sprinkled Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz across it to fill in the remaining exposed adhesive areas.  I matted it with navy blue card.  Next I cut the Bella die twice out of Cobalt blue card and once out of white, and three times out of black.  I shadowed the white one and the two blue ones with the black die cuts then attached them to the background with the two blue ones side by side and the white one in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment then added a blue octagonal mat and added it to the middle of the card.  I added a white mat with a little squiggle around it then finished with white and blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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79 comments:

Donita Naylor said...

What an ingenious background! No wonder I didn't recognize the embossing folder.

Glad we're back to a girlier card.

Really enjoyed the wedding.

Donita

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue just right for a Sunday morning. have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue this is a lovely card with a glittery background. The blue looks great against the white . X

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx hazel

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue
Marion S x

Debra K. said...

Lovely card this morning! Love the background with the meandering twigs and glitterbitz, so pretty. Debra x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, I must say that I do love the backgrounds you have been making with your meandering twigs, die. Didn't think that I would want this die when I saw it on your launch, but having seen how you use it, I am definitely going to get it. You are such a clever girl and have such a wonderful creative mind. Like the colours used too. Hugs xx Pauline

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Lovely card as always.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The background is brilliant and a clever use of the die. I love the colourway too.

Barbara V

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Yes oh yes.... my kind of card and I have to say those twigs make an impressive background. When I first saw them I thought no..... I have enough leaf dies... but you have put your magic touch on these and given us a free background as well. Well done Sue. This is now going on my list. Sending best wishes to everyone on this beautiful Turkish Sunday morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Clai01 said...

Love the colours x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card! My meandering twig die arrived yesterday so can't wait to try using it like this! Love Jean xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
striking card today, love the colors and the bling background and yes, like many others, decided I need the meandering twigs also.
hugs
Muriel x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, loving the twig background.
B xx

Suemac said...

A very impressive card.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue happy Sunday ☺ apart from the team members and the other companies under the CE umbrella tell me the names of other companies that design dies that can also replicate embossing folders - that's what we call versatile if you like, I think some of us guessed at launch that you'd use the twigs as a background but never guessed just how much it would look like an actual folder, only you Sue could design like that. I never seem to be able to extend a die without the join showing ! I extended the thin heart border die from the heart romantic edger and there is a slight mark where I extended it and not in a place that can be hidden with a flower or butterfly so I have no idea where I'm going wrong but I obviously am lol
I just love this sample so easily put together but has a big punch to it, your friends would know how special they were to you if they received a special gift like this (plus the dies used would look just as beautiful for those that make the smaller size cards)
Wherever you are whatever your plans have a great day xxx

Jan Sayer said...

This is so pretty. Love the design.
Jan
Northampton

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue, I love the meandering twig die. Thank you, enjoy your Sunday.xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a great 'blingy' background.x

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, love everything about it.

Michele

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really beautiful card, love the shadowing technique, and it looks so different depending on what colour you are using. Have a good day everyone. Bx

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today love these dies they make very pretty cards and gorgeous backgrounds as well, I have them on my list on need them lol

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Super card, love the twiggy background, the shadow layers and also the squiggles!

Izzy

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, love the concept of it and all the bling.

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

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty card love the strong colours

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Very pretty card, love the background.
Lydia
X

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card suecolours are beautiful perfect dies thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

margaret driscoll said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful design!
Love Marg

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous x
Meandering twigs are exquisite. Cobalt and white does not seem to feature as often as it used to but when it does, wow does it pack a punch. It is such a striking combination x
I can see where the confusion arises regarding that lovely background. I am lucky enough to have the meandering twigs die so spotted it straight away. I can see why it could be mistaken for a rather elaborate embossed background.
Got to say meandering twigs is well worth considering as an addition to anyone's die collection - it is so delicate and pretty x
Yesterday card was striking as well. Apologies for not commenting. I was glued to the tv from 7 am and thoroughly enjoyed all things Royal Wedding. Did anyone else watch it then watch it again? Then watch it on the news, then turn over to watch it on the news on the other side? Or was that just me? Got so caught up in the emotion that I forgot to comment - so sorry Sue x
Going to a Christening today and it is Jakes Birthday so thought I had better comment beforehand in case I forgot again!
Beautiful sunny day here with blue skies. Hope sun is shining where you are. Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card today - love the navy and white its so clean looking. Also this little die is such a pretty and delicate one.

Hugs Helen xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

The idea of using dies as backgrounds works a treat I have done it before and am always thrilled with the results. The meandering twigs gives aa attractive finish well worth adding to one's collection.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A lovely card and the sentiment is sent straight back to you my friend.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card love the shadow affect. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card with your twig background. Love how you use dies for background. Yvonne xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a delicate and beautiful card...
Rolf xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is beautiful, so crisp and fresh. Loving the meandering twigs and glitter tone in tone, this would make a wonderful wedding card with plenty of pearls...........
Hugs, Rose

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like the clever use of the die to make the background.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card! Your colour choice of Cobalt Blue, white and touch of black card go so well together.
The Meandering Twig die makes such a lovely background, such a great idea!
Lesley S x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely colours and background with the meandering twigs on a sparkling base.

Susan Battensby said...

Very pretty card, love the colours and the bling.
x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really classy card. I think that the die is ornamental enough to be able to keep the rest of the design quite simple. Love the wiggly line border, what a great idea.

Lisbeth

Kate's Cards said...

Bold and beautiful! Xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today, love the background with the meandering twigs

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card!!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card using just 2 dies
Margaret Rogers x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,I like the colour's you have used, the way you have done the background is stunning,
Thanks for the inspiration.
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Anne said...

Such a clever way of using your dies, Sue. Lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

ursula said...

Very pretty indeed, love the colour....luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful card for a sunny Sunday morning. Bella is a very feminine gal and I love the meandering twig background. That blue (which looks royal on my screen) makes a perfect pop of color. I would be delighted if a friend sent me this card!
Have a perfect afternoon,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful 😀

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. I really like the simplicity and the background. Great colour and a style that would make great male cards. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Eunice said...

I really love your background on this card, such a simple but effective one. The Bella die is definitely a favorite!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning card design. Thank you for sharing.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Perfectly pretty!

Scottydog said...

What’s not to love about this card? My favourite colour & showcasing the versatility of your dies, not just as a focal point but as backgrounds as well. This is simple to the eye, but so effective. Thank you Sue.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very nice card if a little large for me and I love the background created from the Meandering Twigs and the Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz. I wonder if it would look as good with either the Maidenhair Fern or the Spring Foliage, I can sense a play coming on later if I can find the time.

PP - I think it was just you lol. I did watch quite a bit and the way Harry looked at Meghan was quite emotional. My favourite bit as always is seeing the Blues and Royals and all the gorgeous horses decked out in their finery. Happy Birthday to Jake and I hope he is enjoying his day.

Frances

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are just amazing. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning, really love the style of this card x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A stunning card today. The cobalt and white color combination is bold and dramatic. The background that that you have created with the Meandering Twigs must be really pretty in person with the Frosty Sparkle Glitterbitz twinkling in between the twigs. Clever use of the Bella die.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks, Sue for another beautiful card. I love the use of shadowing on the die cuts to make them stand out.

karenlotty said...

Another gorgeous card The meandering twig provides a love background as well as being a focal element

lovestamping said...

very pretty dies. Lovely card. thank you

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another classic Sue - beautiful!
Doreen R

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card the meandering twigs make a superbium background
PP YES I was glued to the TV most of the day watching the wedding thence at 4 o clock I went to a friends for a barbecue which rounded the day off so nicely

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card, love the cobalt and white and the background is just brilliant.
Hope you have had a good weekend. Hugs Brenda xxx

sued99 said...

I really like this card. Such a rich blue colour. X

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x love the background and very regal colours x yesterdays card was fantastic too , sorry for not commenting had an extremely busy weekend x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CCM said...

A lovely card with a different,interesting and beautiful background.Thank you for showing us another way of using the Meandering Twigs Die or any similar die.Love to learn new things every day.
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...

Lovely card. The background is stunning.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

What a brilliant background with the meandering twigs! You're so clever when you design your dies. Thank you for another fab card.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Love the background you have made here, very nice card
Hope you have a nice weekend.

hugs Maria x

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue love the background. Laura O Springfield

lindyloo12 said...

I think that blue and white are my favourite colours, another lovely card!

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This card is very elegant and I can see it would be a perfect card for a thank you

JOY Xx