Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Wishing You Brighter Days

Hello all!  This is one of my favourite cards, so I hope you like it as much as I do!  I started with the Garden Circle Scene die set and cut a blue circle backdrop.  I used most of the accessory dies from the set to add grass, flowers, clouds and birds.  I used the Wishing Mini Expression for the first part of my sentiment and cut it in brown and added it to the centre of the circle.  Next I used the branch from the A Little Birdie Told me set.  I cut it in tan and added green to the leaves using Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink.  I used it upright instead of as a branch.  I taped the circle to a larger piece of coconut white card.  On the lower section, I added the remaining part of my sentiment taken from a stamp where I masked off the "wishing" word and stamped it in black on white card.  I used the Stitched Flags die set to cut it out with and added it to a slightly larger sky blue mat .  I used the Double Stitched Rectangles and made a multi layered frame that surrounded the two pieces.  I completed the card with white and Sky Blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. I can imagine it framed on a wall
Pat x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Brighter days indeed and our weather is being just that!! Love the card it looks on first appearance to be a lot of work but well worth it.

Have a great day
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Donita Naylor said...

What a cheery card for someone who needs cheering!

The sentiment stamp is lovely too.


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely happy sunny card, it would cheer anyone up and would be just as good for someone who is already happy for just a hello too. Missing those lovely sunny days at the moment but happy to share with you northern hemisphere Wilsonettes, good to know you are having some nice weather.
Muriel x

Jacqui O A said...

Fab card Sue.perfect for summer.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the dies used a really cheerful one to start the day with.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx#

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

June Smith said...

Morning sue and all Wilsonettes, you are so right this is a really gorgeous card, all the elements fit perfectly even down to the little birds, love it.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

What can I say Sue. This has to be one of my most favourite samples too, it's clean fresh and extremely pretty. It's just so fresh looking I love the design, colour scheme, those dainty gorgeous tiny little flowers are beautiful. And I hope you feel a sense of pride whenever you see this sample because if it wasn't for your love of craft when you first started 10yrs ago 😉 your decision to go into die design, we wouldn't have these gorgeous starts to our day, (and have a healthier looking bank account) lol I'm hoping that one day I will have these dies and and hope to put the same big smile on someone's face as you've put on mine over the year's.
I really hope that everyone is finding ways to keep from melting during this heatwave and that maybe your craft room is the coolest room in your home !
Sending hugs and hope you have a lovely day xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a bright and cheerful card. So good for wishing someone better days.

Karen Drew said...

Really cheery card. Would brighten anyones day
Karen xx

Clai01 said...

Totally agree with what others state over this sentiment and the card, just lovely. x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue,

I can see why this is a favourite of yours, it is so fresh looking and very pretty. I'm sure you also had great fun making this one.

Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, very clean, bright and fresh. So pretty too.

Barbara V

Debra K. said...

Yes, it is a wonderful card! Such a lovely scene. I like the blue and white combination of colours as it gives the card a really clean and fresh feel. This would good in a frame. Debra x

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,
Beautiful card, I really must treat myself to yr stitched flag set, they look so stylish.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and sentiment xx hazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely cheerful card.
B xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Absolutely beautiful card today.


Scottydog said...

What a refreshing looking card, clean & bright! I thought at first it was a picture in a frame because of the way you had recessed it. Would love to make this card if only I had the dies! Thank you Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, love the card today, a great way to use sentiment dies alongside stamps to get a very different look. Have a good day everyone. Bx

karenlotty said...

No wonder it’s a favourite It is lovely and so intricate with all the different layers and colours

TDQ Karen said...

This is so cheerful like others I can definitely see it framed for a friend

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty and definitely one to frame. Xxx

Arlyn(O) said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card again today love this die so much. A

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I can see why this card is a favourite of yours!
It is such a pretty card and is delightful using your chosen colour scheme.
The card could be used for many different occasions but with your chosen sentiment is just perfect for letting those friends, who are feeling down for whatever reason, that you are thinking of them.
Lesley S x

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty and spring like card today.

Hugs Helen xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, goes so well with the sentiment stamp. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a very clever card, and I love the way the sun is peeping out from the cloud, it’ would cheer anyone up to receive this in the post.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
A fresh and pretty card today, love the Birds in the sky!
Love Marg

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
What a very up lifting card today.Yvonne xx

Anne said...

I thought this was a picture too when I first saw this, Sue. A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

This is a lovely card and sentiment. Perfect for someone going through a difficult time who you care about. Thank you Sue, have a good

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a stunning card this morning and one of Favourites . The Garden Circle Scene is a wonderful collection of dies and is on my list. I love the Pretty little flowers and colours.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

An absolutely gorgeous card, the words are beautiful and thoughtful, there's so many occasions that are perfect for this sample. Thanks for sharing.

Croquet Queen x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely happy card, this is right up my street and I bet you had a lot of fun making it up...


Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card today Sue and very cheery. I have to say. I needed something like this...... to cheer up one of my line dance pupils.... she fell in her garden....she has a broken leg.....a broken arm.... and fractured opposite wrist and fingers. We went to see her last week with some flowers from the class.....and she is so down and fed up. She has to have everything done for her.....which2 she said was very upsetting and embarrassing. So if you don't mind Sue I would like to use this to cheer her up a little and put a smile on her its going to be a long time before she is back dancing again. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind Regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

gwen70 said...

Such a gorgeous card, can see why it is a favourite of yours.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card so cheerful & pretty I can see why it's your favourite

carol edwards said...

Such a pretty card Sue I'm not surprised it's your favourite. Really lovely daydreaming card to look at x

June Horrocks said...

A true beauty sue it is a frame card to hang on your wall it’s a must have for me love it xxxxxxxx
June Horrocks

BenteS said...

Love your card today - so pretty :))

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sweet card. Must get these dies so lovely.
Hugs RAG TIME xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card, you've created such a beautiful scene and it would brighten anyone's day. I do have the circle garden Die and am ashamed to say that I haven't made a card with it yet

Love and hugs to everyone

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty relaxing card. love Jean Z xxx

dj from kettering said...

Such a cheerful card, anyone would be pleased
to receive it,

Doreen x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card it is just so bright and cheerful. I love all those dies they are amazing and the scene you have created is so pretty. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Susan Battensby said...

Just the thing to cheer someone up, such a lovely card.


Such a lovely card, so cheery. Thank you xx

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Tressa said...

Very pretty card with a lovely sentiment.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A lovely cheerful card for someone who is either feeling a bit down or under the weather. I am quite sure it would certainly cheer them up.


Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card as much as you do. I have the Circle Garden set and it is a joy to use and all the little elements are fun to play with. I will be making a birthday card this week for my cousin who is a keen gardener.


Sandy G said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

ursula said...

Very pretty card indeed....luv Ursula xx

Craftychris said...

This is gorgeous and certainly brightens my day! xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Great for cheering someone up and this time of year reflects the weather.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a cheery card. It's lovely and has already cheered me up.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card to brighten anyone's day, love it.
Thanks for sharing,

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card with a lovely sentiment.
Wendy x

CraftyJo said...

Very cute :)

Suzzette Yandle said...

A beautiful creation, a card that definitely would brighten my day and cheer me up. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful and happy card Sue
Gr Karin

Jean said...

Such lovely details!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I can see why it is one of your favourite cards, it is one of mine too. So much detail in it. Very useful and uplifting sentiment too.

Love Helen xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Julia.

Lovely card, so cheery. A great die set and lovely colours, useful for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a gorgeous card and sums up the gorgeous weather we are having here at the moment. I love those fabulous dies and really love the colours too x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue
Such a gorgeous card I can see why it's one of your favourite. The Dies are really fab love the colour's too.
Love Lynda xx

lindyloo12 said...

I love these scenic cards and this one is really pretty and would cheer anyone!

Judy Hollers said...

What a sweet and precious card. This card would definitely brighten my day and lift my spirit! Thank you for sharing this sweet design. xx Judy Hollers

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A lovely card for one of 'those' moments - gorgeous and thoughtful post...

CraftyPattyT said...

Such a gorgeous card that would definitely cheer anyone up.


Anonymous said...

This is so cute Sue, gorgeous
Geordie Jan xx

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CCM said...

Soft colors, uplifting sentiment, a lovely card for somebody who feels under the weather.

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

Pauline Austen said...

Great sentiment Sue and such a pretty card. Hugs xx Pauline

sued99 said...

What a lovely card. Sure to brighten anyone’s day. X

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
I think this is a great card so uplifting & pretty,
Best wishes
Karen M

Pawprintx4 said...

Hi Sue and Everyone,
This is a pretty, cheery card which could be something else with a different sentiment although it is a good one as is.
My computer is up and running for the time being at least so I am a happy camper.
Stephanie K

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely feel good card.
Doreen R

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This is such a bright & cheery card....lovely!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is truly gorgeous and the colours complement perfectly, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card suitable for any occasion. Love it. Fantastic dies too.
Di B.x

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely card, very cheerful.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card. This would fit many occasions. Love it. Hugs Brenda xxx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Just the sort of card I need to send to a friend who has MS. All she can do is get from her bed into a wheelchair everyday. Too far for me to visit and very difficult to write a letter because you do t want to say all the good things you have been doing or holiday you have been on.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your 2016 Tremendous Blog/🥇For Your Stupendous 2017 Cutting Dies
Today’s Card Is Just Phenomenal, I Love The Exceptionally Framed Card
Using Your Wonderful Sentiment “WISHING YOU BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD”
Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Blue/Tan Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Rectangles Die Set”
“Sue Wilson’s Garden Circle Scene Die Set”
“Sue Wilson’s The Wishing Mini Expression Collection”
“Sue Wilson’s A Little Birdie Told Me Die Set”
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Flags Die Set”
Sue, You Began Today’s Magnificent Card Cutting The Circle Scene Die Using Blue Foundation Card
You Then Used Most Of The Dies Within The Set The Grass/Flowers/Clouds/Birds Then You Glued Them To The
To The Centre Of The Circle.
Sue, Then You Used The Branch From “THE A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME” Cutting Out With Tan Foundation Card
Using The Peeled Paint To Colour The Leaves, You Used This As A Tree Rather Than A Branch you Then Attached
This To A Larger Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card On The Lower Section You Added The Remaining
Of Your Sentiment Taken From A Stamp In Which You Masked Off The “Wishing” Word Then You Stamped In
Black On Coconut White Foundation Card, You Used “THE STITCHED FLAGS” To Cut Out Then Cut A Larger One
From Blue Foundation Card For A Mat/Layer........
Sue, You Used “THE DOUBLE STITCHED RECTANGLE DIES” To Create Exceptional Layered Frame You Attached
This To Your Base Card By Using Mounting Foam Your Base Card Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing....
Sue Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
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

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, love the design and the cute details!

SHartl said...

This is such a sweet little scene and I love all little extras like those flowers and the sun and cloud!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is a great card! You are the queen of layers and awesome!

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely scene and perfect sentiment for anyone feeling down.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

What a pretty card Sue I just love that circle scene its awesome hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
One of my favourite dies and its on my wish list I love this card very pretty.
With Best Wishes
Elaine Ann

Rosie said...

Such a lovely card Sue...
Love Rosie from

Anonymous said...

What a lovely scene you have created Sue xx

Owlish said...

This is a lovely card great how u have set the scene


Vie Carter said...

Just my sort of card, everything about is perfection

Love it


Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Hi Sue.
This card couldn't have come on a better day. It was just what I needed to brighten my day. Evverything about it is superb and the video will be watched again later. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this die set.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Wendy D said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cute bright and great sentiment thanks for the inspiration

Laura O' Connor said...

Pretty card sue beautiful .Laura O Springfield

Theresa Pace said...

i think this card expresses a lot of tenderness, hugs xx

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cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Great card and sentiment!
Hugs x
Heather T

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card. Summerly ....Love it.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock