Monday, 7 May 2018


Hello there my crafty friends!  I just love today's card and I hope you will too!  I started by embossing my background with the Honeycomb Haven embossing folder for texture.  Next I used the Classic Adorned Octagons and made a decorative white on white base.  I stacked the next layer from that same die set on top in another white on white piece.  Next I cut the Springtime Frame in white and used Distress Oxides to ink it.  Vintage photo for the bird and watering can and Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber for the flowers and butterflies.  I used some Peeled Paint for the leaves and branches.  Next I nipped the pieces apart and glued them into place in the centre of my white background.  I cut the Thank you mini expression and inked it with Worn Lipstick and glued it in the middle of the flowers and butterflies.  I completed the card with white mats and layers and flatback pearls.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
I love to send thank you cards. I think this is so detailed it's beautiful.
Jan x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Todays' card is absolutely gorgeous. What a lovely way to say thank you to someone. The texture on the embossing folder and the Classic adorned Octagons looks as though it has been iced it is so clean cut and fresh looking. I can see both these going on my extensive wish list. Thank you Sue for the inspiration that you give us.

Have a great day everyone, whatever you are doing and wherever you are I hope the sun is shining on you.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Steph Cotterill said...

You certainly know how to start a new week with a smile Sue. An absolutely beautiful spring like sample to match the beautiful sunny days we are having just now. Everything about today's sample lifts the heart and spirits so yes, I love this as much as you do and I'm sure the rest of this happy community will feel the same way. Have a lovely happy Monday xxx

Clai01 said...

Sunny card for a sunny day and very cheery. x

Marion Scott said...

Oh yes Sue, I love this too. It is absolutely beautiful, so fresh looking and spring like.
Marion S x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow this is gorgeous Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty card which has a lovely spring look to it, perfect for a beautiful sunny spring morning! x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, this is a beautiful card.
So sorry I forgot to congratulate the comment winners so congrats to all.
Take care and have fun Kitty

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card this morning. The embossing folders are lovely and very detailed.

Barbara V

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card. Pretty and spring-like on this sunny morning.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty and summery card today, love the various patterns making up the layers, very eye catching. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Debra K. said...

Really lovely card today! Love your colouring with the oxide inks. Debra x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful, fresh, pretty card this morning. Very elegant with the swags on the octagon die. Lovely and summery.
Have a great Bank Holiday everyone, love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love it.
B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Octagons calling again and so beautifully. The various textures in this card make it really special and the way you have used the spring time frame is just lovely.
I am so glad you are having sunny weather for your bank holiday.
Hugs to all
Muriel x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card on this beautiful morning. The effects created from the honeycomb Embossing folder and the details from the Adorned octagons work beautifully together. The hint of colour on spring time finishes the card of.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

TDQ Karen said...

What a sweet card xxx

Chris Curry said...

I love this card, so fresh and pretty. Perfect for birthday as well as thank you. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very pretty card Sue x I love what you have done to the spring frame and the octagons are fantastic x Thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Donita Naylor said...

As you guys say, this ticks all my boxes! Or as I would say, oh my goodness gracious golly wow! I love this card! The honeycomb-embossed background and the swag and bubble Octagon sections, both backed in white, and the cheerful little bird perched on a blooming branch, the pretty flowers in their watering can, the butterflies in luscious colors that coordinate with the other colors, and the pearl butterfly bodies, and pearls holding back the swags and those sweet, sweet tiny pearls on the flowers in the can, oh my very very goodness.

If you hadn't already sold me on the Spring Melody Frame about two cards ago, this would have done it.

Sometimes alternating the die colors and backing colors is the way to go, but this shows how effective it can be to back two decorative die cuts in white and layer them over a white embossed background, then let all your color be in the center. If a lot of Navy officers in dress whites escorted all their dates in party dresses to the middle of the dance floor and then stood back to form an admiring circle around them, it would remind me of this card. At the beginning of the dance, while everyone is still fresh and crisp.

This is a "Thank You" that's a gift.

Happy bank holiday to those who have it.


Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a gorgeous card this morning Sue. It looks so fresh and alive. I would love to receive something like this. And gorgeous use of the dies
Sue please forgive me if I can't get to comment for the next couple of weeks. We are going on holiday in the early hours of Tuesday morning and I don't know about the WiFi or internet there. I will miss this little half hour I have with my blog friends and my cup of lovely Yorkshire tea first thing on a morning. But you can be sure .....if I can get on ..... I will.
Sending best wishes to everyone this beautiful sunny morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, with beautiful pops of colour. This just shows the versatility of your dies as you would never think these elements go to make up a frame as they work so well as stand alone pieces. A beautiful embossing folder as well. Thank you for the inspiration.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! I love today's card it's stunning. Your Octagon dies are one of my favourite sets they are so beautiful, I had forgotten that I have this embossing folder it's gorgeous! I must search out all my embossing folders and dies that I haven't used in a while and use them. The pop of colour compliments the White perfectly.
Hugs x
Heather T

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful bright card, I love everything about it! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
This bright and cheerful card is just perfect for this bright sunny morning.
The Honeycombe Haven embossing folder goes so well with dies from the beautiful Classic Adorned Octagon Die set. Add to this the sections you have snipped from the Springtime frame and you have a beautiful card!
Lesley S x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A lovely clean crisp card. The added floral arrangement is very welcoming now that spring had=s finally arrived in earnest.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, I love all the different layers & textures with just a shot of colour.


Tressa said...

I like this card. A lot!!


Jan Sayer said...

This is so cute, Sue. Love the octagon frame.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with lots of depth & dimension in it. Yvonne xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Irresistable card! love the pop of colour in the focal point and the rest of the card in pure white and the best bit is that I have both the die sets you've used - was totally smitten with the CA Octagon set with those fun bubbles and elegant swags so just had to have it and couldn't resist the pretty Springtime Frame with it's little birdie and so much snipability potential - I'm going to save this design for a rainy day crafting project - who would have thought we'd finally get a sunny Bank Holiday!


BenteS said...

Beautiful dies used on this card :))
It looks so delicate and springlike, love it!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, So pretty I love it too. love Jean Z xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card!
What a great way to use the Springtime Frame. The Classic Adorned Octagons and the embossed background show it off beautifully.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I absolutely love this card. The embossing folder and the dies go beautifully together and the detailing is just gorgeous. Sending best wishes

karenlotty said...

Another beautiful way to use that frame It’s gorgeous

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, clever use of the dies. Love the embossing folder too.

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
This is such a bright, cheery, uplifting and gorgeous card x
Those Octagons really are something else. Take the springtime frame, give it a snip here and a snip there then expertly colour it as only Sue can and voila!!
I think my version would most definitely be white on white. Using smoothie to colour is so not one of my talents. Too impatient to be delicate -that's me. Must try this using distress markers. I know they won't give the same finish because the oxides are insanely amazing but it could work, couldn't it?
I am so sorry I didn't congratulate the winners yesterday. I completely forgot - sorry. Belated congratulations to Nina, Jan and Hollyberry x
Looks like another glorious day - unusual for a Bank Holiday weekend - yesterday went according to plan - made 2 cards not just one! Yes I know I was shocked as well. Lol x
Ann I hope you have a lovely holiday which will be accompanied by internet access. Cold Turkey is no fun x
Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and cheerful card Sue
Gr Karin

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Embossing folder gives a lovely finish to the rest of the card!
Love Marg

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Hugs Helen xx

hazel young said...

Stunningly beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Wow what a beautiful card I love it the octagon dies are all amazing & the little bird & flowers from the spring frame are so delightful placed in the centre it's gorgeous Sue
Ann hope you have a great holiday
Another sunny day so more gardening for me today!


What a lovely card. Thank you Sue xx

Anne said...

The octagon dies are my favourite at the moment, Sue. Lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

dj from kettering said...

another lovely card with a pop of
colour, love it, Sue,

Doreen x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the Octagon die and the colours 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
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue, What a lovely sunny day it is here today.
Such a pretty card today, but it is so big. I will really have to put my thinking cap on to adapt this one to a smaller card. I am sure I will be able to come up with something although it won't be as ornate as yours.


June Horrocks said...

So so beautiful sue any one would be over the moon to receive this beautiful gift thank you sue for all you do for us
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card. I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous post for a gorgeous day

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous Thank You card it is just so pretty. Those dies are amazing. Have great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, I agree with Heather. When I first of all saw today's card, it reminded me of the wedding cakes my grandma used to ice. She made swags around my wedding cake and added lots of clean iced lines. Oh! Memories!!
It is such a lovely card and now I must add the EF to my long list of 'wants'as I have the other dies.
The Sun is shining and the dandelions are blooming (a blooming nuisance), so I'm weeding he garden today and looking forward to a glass, or 2, of wine later as my reward. Enjoy your day everyone. Hugs xx Pauline

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love, love this card, I think it is gorgeous. I don't have the lovely Octagon dies but I do have the Hexagons and hope I can use them to create something along the lines of your card.

Happy Bank Holiday to all those who have a day off work and Pauline, I am with you on the bloomin' dandelions!


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely background with lots of dimension with white on white contrasting with the coloured flowers, bird, butterfly and the sentiment. So very pretty and I love it.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Great colours you’ve used.

Susan Battensby said...

A lovely card, so springlike.
I love the embossing folder, another for my wish list.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card,the embossing folder looks interesting
Margaret from Huddersfield x

Sue MacFall said...

So pretty - what a lovely card to receive. Thank you, Sue

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely bright cheerful card for a lovely bright cheerful day
Wendy x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the white on white layers with octagons and the pop of colour in the focal area with the spring frame

Love and hugs to everyone

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Oh what a gorgeous card, I just love it all. This spring die
is moving up on the wish list slowly but surely. It is so sweet.

Have a nice bank holiday everyone
Sunny hugs Maria x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a gorgeous card you have shown us today. I love the colours and how you've used the frame. Lovely, with a capital L.
Hugs, Rose

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
As soon as I saw this card I thought of a wedding cake!!! It's so lovely & pretty,
Ann have a nice holiday,we are also going away today & the wifi will be hit and miss!!!
Best wishes everyone
From sunny Devon
Karen M

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love your octagon dies. Such a pretty card.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such a pretty card and such a clever way to use the dies. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Just like the day beautiful.
I do like the chalkiness of the oxides better stat saving although I am running out of space in the craft room.

HeatherR Oxfordshie

Anonymous said...

It seems funny for you guys overseas to talk about spring flowers. We’re into summer here, except it’s really mild for this time of year. But I love the little flowers on this one. Nice colors, too. Myra from Florida

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog For 2016
“WOW” Sue, What A Truly Magnificent Card I Love The Luxurious Cutting Dies Used
Also The Beautiful Embossing Folder Well Today’s Comment Very Short Also
This Is My Last Comment Until Around The 5th June As We Are Going On Our Exceptional
Holiday, Great Time To Chill/Sunbathe Do Nothing My Kind Of Holiday To Always Chill
I Will Check In But For Some Reason My Second IPAD Doesn’t Allow Me To Leave Comments
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.......................

Suzzette Yandle said...

You have managed to make all of these textures work together. As I am studying your design more closely, I think the textures work together because they tie in the octagonal shapes. And how nice the Springtime Frame elements look outside of their frame. Well done. Thank you for sharing.

Wacki Macky said...

...and thank you too Sue for such a beautiful card, a lovely combination of dies and colours.

Enjoying the sunshine while it lasts and my garden is benefiting from the attention.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love the scene you have created. Gorgeous embossing too. Hugs.

sued99 said...

A lovely pretty card. X

Janet Wilson said...

Fabulous texture on this card

CCM said...

What a beautiful and so fresh looking card! The above comments said everything I wanted to say so all I can add is : Love it!

Love both cards from the last 2 days when I wasn't able to comment. We had a wind storm on Friday that did o lot of damages all over Ontario. Some people are still waiting for the power to be restored, poor them.

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

lindyloo12 said...

What a truly beautiful card!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is so beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue.
I love today's beautiful card.!
Hugs Brenda xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow!!! Such wonderful card!!! A lot of textures and shapes here, fabulous dimensions and a very sweet feel!! LOVE it!

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely fresh design today. Catching up on blog posts I've missed recently all your cards are beautiful as always. Thanks for your help with my recent problem.
Best wishes

ursula said...

Beautiful card with such lovely colours...just right for this great weather we are having....thank you Sue.....luv Ursula xxxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is such a wonderful, bright and cheerful card i really love it.

DeCor said...

Love your card today Sue! Great the way you used the dies to create your vocal point.

Eunice said...

The Springtime Frame is so very versatile, love this card Sue!!!!

Littlelamb said...

A lovwly card Sue. Thank you.

Judy Hollers said...

Love this card! Did you use Cosmic Shimmer Clear Gloss to make the flower branch and flowers in the watering can glossy? Beautiful! Thank you for this design.

Latenight SandyH said...

Such a pretty card. Love the Honeycomb Haven embossing folder.
Ann, have a lovely your holiday.
Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely breath of Spring atop of confection of white. The way that you have used your dies and embossing folder are a match made in heaven. So crisp and clean and then a burst of color on top. What more could anyone ask for. The perfect card for a perfect day.

Have a great day.


Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue
A beautiful card again today. Everything about it is really 'Classy' I love it.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning Spring like card. I love all the colours A card like this would brighten up one's day for sure. It certainly did mine!

Love n hugs to all.

Dorothy of Baldock

Anonymous said...

What a delightful card Sue. Love from Jackie xx

Theresa Pace said...

so pretty. love the inking. the die in white makes it look embossed. hugs xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A ery summery card
Margaret from Huddersfield x

Pawprintx4 said...

The Spring Time Frame is so useful both as a quick card and more elaborately used like today. I have used it quite a bit. A beautiful card that would WOW any recipient.
Enjoy your day,
Stephanie K

julie laz said...

Wow love it sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!