Monday, 2 July 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi bloggers!  I started with the background and used Frosty Sparkle Glitter Kiss through the Retro Christmas mask.  I love how this mask works so well when not used with Christmas cards too!  Next I cut a frame using the Stitched Pegboard die set out of milk card.  I added mounting foam to raise it and attached it over my background.  Next I cut two of the Floral Melody corners in milk card.  I cut the separate flowers out of blush card and attached them underneath so they showed through the corner, then attached them in opposite corners.  I cut the Happy Birthday Mini Expression a couple of times out of blush card and stacked them then glued them in the centre of the frame.  Milk and blush mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are
 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  all for now, Sue x





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101 comments:

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful birthday card this morning Sue. So simple yet it says it all. Beautiful work... And I love the colour it looks like blush to me. Just love it. Sending best wishes to everyone everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds


jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the background. Loved your shows again yesterday, great to see you again. Love Jean xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card. Simple but very elegant.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A very pretty card to start the week. I loved all the shows but over too soon thanks for all your tips.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning, love the soft colours on the flowers, they just balance the sentiment. The shows were great. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

This card just speaks to me. It is so delicate and lovely. The milk card with the blush card is so pretty. The mask and the glitter kiss just adds the perfect amount of sparkle. I love it.

Your shows were wonderful this weekend. I learned so many new things. Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card this morning. Really beautiful. Love the corners too.

Barbara V

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW what a stunning card this morning , from the Christmas retro background to floral melody corners. The hint of colour works beautifully on the card.
I really enjoyed your shows over the weekend . the demos and samples was stunning.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a beautiful card.
Thank you for all the great shows yesterday.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a pretty, delicate and feminine card, beautiful !
Off to try and watch your shows on catch up now- fingers crossed.
Hugs
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning lovely lady, this is just gorgeous, the design is just beautiful with the frame, the corner floral element and simple sentiment, the soothing calming colour scheme, a simple, delicate sample of a card I'm happy to make, clean and fresh. Like hundreds of other Sue followers I really loved watching you over the past two days, in my mind there is nothing nicer than watching you work magic with the dies you have designed and show your love and pride in each sample you make. That's the reason you were named and awarded Best Die Designer - you are the best.
Have a lovely day Sue knowing how much pleasure you shared round the world xxx

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card today! Just love the background, so pretty. A really lovely card design ♥ :). Debra x

Karen Drew said...

Lovely and elegant card. The background is stunning
Luv
Karen xx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,
Beautiful card today very pretty and elegant. Well done as well for selling out on yr ODS On hochanda! The dies were stunning and u didn't a fantastic job doing yr demos, great hints and tips you gave us as well! Thankyou!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, stunning, yes I like this one, love the retro mask and the way that has turned out, you must be so proud. Also loved your shows, just watching them again, I find I always miss something the first time.

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

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very !ovely.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations on your sell-out yesterday on TV. You should be very proud. Love today's card. The Floral Medley corners are so decorative you don't really need to add very much more to make a delightful card.

Lisbeth

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, very pretty.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, so pretty. I love the subtleness of the glitter kiss, very gentle. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it love it, such a stunning card Sue wow. Got a day off today so maybe catch up with your hochanda shows once housework is done, woohoo something to look forward to. Have a rest and do what you like , hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan Sayer said...

That’s so beautiful. Loved your shows and have since purchased the poinsettia lattice die.
Jan
Northampton

Clai01 said...

Stunning card Sue, really pretty and enjoyed your shows on Hochanda. x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card today love the die and the way you used the mask is gorgeous. Loved the shows they were wonderful and another sell out for you how great is that.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

stitchingranny said...

Good morning, a gorgeous card today Sue. We are going away for a break until the weekend so will be on if my I-pad will play nicely but if not will be doing a great catch up at the weekend. Hope the nice weather continues for you all.

Hugs Helen xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card, so softly pretty and feminine - and that Retro Christmas mask doesn't look at all out of place here, nothing overtly festive about it, just a fabulous textured backdrop for the sentiment...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty and delicate card and the mask works beautifully with the dies. Wasn’t able to watch your show as have been away but hopefully they recorded ok, or I’ll watch on catch-up so am looking forward to seeing your demos. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful and very elegant card that would be given pride of place on a mantlepiece.x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I lovely elegant card. I loved watching your shows this weekend and did you say you were back on towards the end of July or have I dreamt it.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Very elegant and sweet!! Love the inlaid sparkling!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Sorry I haven't been around for a while! What a beautiful card, I love the dies and the background. Unfortunately I missed your shows so will spend the morning on catch up on Hochanda and here on the blog.
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Love the mask.
B xx

hettygarlick said...

A really lovely, delicate card.

TDQ Karen said...

This is beautiful i love it

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very pretty card Sue x you would not know that the mask was a Christmas one ! The floral corners look beautiful and I love the blush and milk together x Congratulations on your sell out on hochanda , i thoroughly enjoyed the shows x you were brilliant as always x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a beautiful pretty feminine card today. Yvonne xx

Donita Naylor said...

This is so pretty! Now when did this Retro Christmas Mask appear on the scene? You're right, it doesn't just say Christmas. It says Birthday pretty well.

Compared to the Red Glitter Kiss, this Frosty Sparkle is subtle. What a great look!

Glad to hear you sold out on Hochanda.

Well done! You're amazing!

Best to you and all the Wilsonettes.

Donita

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card x
Blush is a one of my favourite colours on cards and I was lucky enough to pick a few packs up from Ally Pally last year - last of the stock apparently. Trouble is don't want to use it - too precious x
You are next on Hochanda on my birthday - did you arrange that specially for me?!
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, simple and elegant. Congratulations on your sell out shows, you so deserve it. Xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card today. Especially love the backgrounds.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, enjoyed he shows.
Lydia
x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Your shows were brilliant. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card as always, Just watched all you shows on TV and some great demonstrations love them all . love Jean Z xxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love all your new dies xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue yourshows were great the beautiful demos were magic thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. X

Jacqui O A said...

Love this one.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful I love the delicate colours
I recently bought a few of the Mini Expressions dies and I have already used them countless times They are so handy and work well with male and female cards alike

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely cad, I think it would be good as a wedding card too with a few adjustments.
x

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Gorgeous! The blush card is so subtle in colour think I need it!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely lovely - is the blush card available again?
Hugs,
Rose

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card
Margaret x

Arlyn(O) said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, what a surprise in the use of the Christmas mask. Love all the pearls, really jumps out at you. A

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
A very nice card Sue.
Great to see you on Hochanda again.

Have a nice day everyone
Maria x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very feminine and pretty in the white and blush pink. A beautiful background and flora corners.

dj from kettering said...



This background looks lovely as a non
Christmasy one, and the corners just
add a nice touch,



Doreen x

STELLA MUNN said...

So pretty & would be lovely as a wedding card. Thanks Sue xx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, your card is just gorgeous. Just love the way you have used the corner dies, just perfect. Loved your shows at the weekend....TFS..Love Rosie from Chorley...xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card. I love the soft colours you've chosen.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Suemac said...

A very pretty card.

Sandy G said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Very elegant and chic.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Subtle and elegant. The glitter adds just the right touch.
JC Disher

CraftyJo said...

Love the subtle colours you've used :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

This design is so pretty. Thanks for sharing this lovely card design. Great shows on hochanda. I was able to watch the rest of your shows and enjoyed all of them. Great idea about the coffee filters and parchment paper. Too bad the glitterbitz pieces don't come off the parchment as well as regular type of glitter. Looking forward to using the filters and parchment in my crafting. I don't drink coffee either, but I have bought some coffee filters to use in my crafting.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful soft and gentle card and the Retro Christmas mask is certainly not out of place here and is the perfect backdrop for the Floral Melody Corners, love it. Congratulations on the sell-out of the ODS, I enjoyed all of your shows and will re-watch them through the week to make sure that I didn't miss out on any tips :-)

Frances

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Oh today card is so beautiful I love the subtle colours the pretty Mask and the beautiful floral corners it's all just so elegant I had a busy day yesterday so recorded your shows hopefully I'll be able to enjoy watching them later

Pauline Austen said...

Such a pretty card to start the week off. Those corners are delightful. Just wish that I could get hold of that blush card.
The parchment tip was a real bonus but I'll have to search catch up to find out more about the coffee filters.
Have a Great week everybody. Hugs xx Pauline

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your 2016 Magnificent Blog/🥇For Your Stupendous Cutting Dies
Sue, Today’s Card Is One I Can Replicate As I Have These Magnificent Dies Etc:-
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Milk/Blush Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Frosted Sparkle Glitter Kiss”
“Creative Expression Retro Christmas Mask”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Floral Melody Corner Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Pegboard Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s “Happy Birthday Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
Sue, Today’s Card Is Just Phenomenal I LOVE Every Single Detail, You Began Today’s Card By Using The
Frosty Sparkle Glitter Kiss With Your “RETRO CHRISTMAS MASK” (That Works Terrific All Year Round)
You Used This For Your Background, Next You Cut Out The Frame From “THE STITCHED PEGBOARD DIE SET”
Using Milk Foundation Card, You Added Mounting Foam For Dimension, Then You Placed Over Your Background.
Sue, Then You Cut Out Two Of The Phenomenal “FLORAL MELODY CORNER DIE SET” Using Milk Foundation Card
You Cut The Flowers Separately Using Blush Foundation Card Then You Glued Them Underneath So They Showed
Through The Corners Then You Placed In Opposite Corners On Your Card, You Then Cut “THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY”
Mini Expression Twice From Blush Foundation Card Stacking Them, Then Gluing Into The Centre Of Your Card
You Attached This To Your Base Card Which Includes Your Milk/Blush Foundation Card Mat/Layer Also Your
Famous/Signature/Piercing...............
What A Magnificent Card Thank You For Sharing
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather As Well As Sam/Family
Sue, Fabulous Shows I’m Thrilled You’ll Be On Our Screens Once Again Before You Go Home
Sue, lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I love this card and it has given me inspiration for my daughter's wedding card. Xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh so gorgeous!
Doreen R

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card,love the die's & the blush card.
Best wishes
Karen M

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty and particularly love the flowers in the corners...

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. I really like the clean look and the delicate colours. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card, I love the soft and delicate colour scheme. Unable to watch the shows yesterday and can't wait to watch them when I have a moment!
Lesley S x

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue

Great card

ursula said...

Simply love this...so so subtle and beautiful...luv Ursula xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty card, the mask definitely works well as a floral type of background and I love the floral corners.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is so, so pretty, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue MacFall said...

Such a beautiful effect. I love white on white. Thank you Sue

Pawprintx4 said...

WOW! How beautiful. I was looking for the lovely embossing folder at first and then realized you used a stencil. Very pretty one.
This card is a winner.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, gorgeous colour, very pretty
love Wendy

Tressa said...

Beautiful card.

Teresa

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, gorgeous colour, very pretty
love Wendy

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this card Sue, it's gorgeous x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the retro mask. On holiday now in France will try and comment every day

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the Retro Christmas Mask background.
I see you're back on Hochanda later this month, luckily after I return from holiday xx

Tindaloo said...

absolutely gorgeous ♥

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card. The delicate hint of colour using the blush card is gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This blush colour is so gorgeous and ur card is very elegant all these new dies etc are so great

JOY Xx

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Beautiful card Sue. I really can't find enough words to express my admiration for all that you do for us.
I did manage to watch most of your weekend shows which is a big change for me. There were times when I wished I worked at Hochanda lol.It looked as though you were thoroughly enjoying yourself when you were doing the one on one demonstration. No wonder you had a sell out.
Love to all/
Marie P.

CCM said...

Pretty and elegant.

Hugs from Toronto
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Laura O' Connor said...

another great card ,beautiful every single piece ,Laura O Springfield

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so pretty, from the stunning background to your gorgeous corner dies.
I absolutely love this card x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi sue,

Very feminine card, which I love to do. Beautiful background and nice corners.

Love it.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi sue,

Very feminine card, which I love to do. Beautiful background and nice corners.

Love it.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

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rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

very beautiful and great for a wedding as well.

Rolf xxx

stitchingranny said...

Playing catch up Sue as I have been away for a few days. This is really beautiful.
Hugs Helen xx