Friday, 13 July 2018

Just Wanted To Say

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card shows you how to use the Flora die in a different sort of way!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card that I cut on the diagonal using the Heart Scrolls embossing folder.  I added mounting foam to the backs of both pieces and added it to a piece of Cobalt Blue card, leaving a two inch gap between the diagonal pieces.  Next I cut two of the Flora dies in white and started to nip off the floral fingers coming out from the centre.  I reassembled them into the diagonal gap I left open and added 3mm white pearls to the centres of all the flowers.  I cut both the Just Wanted To Say and the Happy Birthday Mini Expressions in Cobalt blue several times, then stacked them, added a black shadow and glued them to the top and bottom portions of the card.  Cobalt Blue and Coconut White card mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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85 comments:

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue.

I Love this card, the blue card is so pretty with the white it really stands out.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a creative way of using the Flora die, you would never know that it started out as a circle. The blue and white together is so clean and bright but there is also a delicacy to the card. Just lovely.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Jan.moogie said...

Simply divine, love it Sue. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love that shade of blue. Such a clever way to use the die.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is stunning, love the blue and white combo, and the way you have cut the die up to fill the gap. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A beautiful card nice, crisp, fresh and an excellent use of your dies demonstrating their flexibility. Lovely.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Debra K. said...

A really lovely card today! Just love how you've used the Flora die. Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

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

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful crisp fresh card today in fabulous colours. Love the flora die and the pearls. The embossing is a standout too.
Hugs
Muriel

Jacqui O A said...

Fab card Sue.

hazel young said...

Pretty card Sue x xhazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. You’d never guess Flora started as a circle. Great embossing folder.
B xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I just wanted to say - beautiful.
I find it so hard to find the right words to compliment your inspiration every day and today is no different but the way you've used the channel to place your flora die is lovely and the colour combinations are endless. Thanks for another gorgeous start to the day xxx

Chris Curry said...

Love the colours and the card, and how you have used the flora die Is brilliant. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very pretty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is so beautiful, love all aspects of it, from the embossing folder, the flowers and the sentiments, wonderful.

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

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue. Like what you’ve done with the Flora die.
Annette x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so beautiful, I love this colour blue it's very pretty. What a clever use of the flora die!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
'Just wanted to say' what a clever use of the Flora die!
You would never guess the centre panel had been cut out of a circle.
I love Cobal Blue and Coconut White together ,
that lovely Heart Scrolls Embossing folder and your beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Sue
Forgot to sign my comment!
Lesley S x

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty i love the centre panel

Clai01 said...

lovely card x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning. Love the way you have used the flora die. The colours are go very well together.

Barbara V

stitchingranny said...

Hi Sue, this is why so many people, like me, follow your blog. You completely think "out of the box" and use things in a way we (or most of us) would never think of. A simple yet totally stunning card today.


Hugs Helen xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today, I love everything about it, from the embossing folder, the flowers and the sentiments it is really stunning

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care
Love
Hunnymummy from MK
xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Se, Beautiful card and colours. love Jean Z xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card today, love the colour combination.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is really lovely. I remember watching you on tv when you cut the flora die into sprigs and thought how pretty it looked - thank you for reminding us of another brilliant idea. I'm off to buy this die now! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

This is a great way to show off how dies are not always what they seem, to be able to transform a circle into a decorative panal is just amazing.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Suemac said...

A beautiful card.

Pussycats said...

good Morning Sue and all
A very pretty card this morning with a different style. Its always a pleasure to have a peep at your cards each morning and see your creations. I love the way you have showed us a different way of using the Flora die.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Love this card.I have just received my ordered snowman and cupcake dies can't wait to start using them.








Laura O' Connor said...

Like the flora die lovely dainty look to it fantastic card sue. Laura O Springfield

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I just love it. The dies are gorgeous and I love the colours you have used. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Omg..... what a beautiful card for today. I love it...... and I have the Flora die... Yeahh. .. not the same embossing folder but that can be changed...... and I have a quick card to make for a friend.. so how lucky am I on this FRIDAY 13th...The colour combination is just one of my all time favourites So I am happy with this. It's beautiful. Well we arrived home safe and sound from a lovely 10 day holiday in Portugal in the early hours of this morning. And here I am ....in my favourite place at this time of the morning.... with my lovely cup of tea.....reading the best blog in the universe. Keep up the good work Sue I would be lost without your fabulous ideas and techniques. Thankyou so much. Sending best wishes to everyone this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the blue and white and the way that you have used the flora die.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Always love your channel cards and you have filled this one with that oh-so useful Flora die cut into sprigs - very pretty!

Welcome home Ann...

Izzy

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with your colour combination & the way you use your dies. Yvonne xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card!! Love so much how you used the Flora die and the colours!!!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely way to use the dies xx

Anne said...

What a clever use of the Flora die, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card the the channel design.
Lydia
x

STELLA MUNN said...

Such a pretty card & my favourite colour combo. Thanks Sue xx

Donita Naylor said...

How many of us would see the Flora die and think of using it to fill a diagonal stript? Exactly one of us, and that one is you, our fearless Sue Wilson.

Yesterday I was trying to make a flip card with the label shape from the Natalie die set in the Festive collection. For a Belated Father's Day card. I want the label to spell out DAD on one side and WOW on the other. Haven't quite mastered the flip technology yet, but I'm getting closer.

Once again tonight, however, I fell asleep while trying to think of what to say next, and my iPad fell Hit me in the forehead and woke me up. So goodnight Fair Crafters, and Happy Friday.
Donita

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful channel card. Love the colour combination. Very clever use of the flora die.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

ursula said...

I absolutely love this, firstly the cobalt and white card you have used and then the simple creation of the card, it is so stunning....thanks a million Sue...luv Ursula xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Inspirational of you to cut away parts of your flora die to make the 'channel' focal point. Lovely colours too.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love everything about this card, from the dainty sprigs of the fabulous flora die used in the channel to the lovely embossing folder. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. The blue really makes the white pop.

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A very beautiful card again Sue. It's hard to find new adjectives to say how wonderful all of your creations are.

I'm waiting for my daughter to pick me up and take me to the hospital for a cortisone injection into my hip joint and feeling a bit nervous.
All for now.
Marie P

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a fresh and lovely card. And the Flora is one of my favourite die shown off in a different angle, lovely.
Hugs, Rose

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the creative way you have used the die, love it! Love Jean xxx

June Horrocks said...

Just perfect love this creation you have made thank you sue love June Horrocks xxxxxxc

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, well Flora is a cheeky little minx isn't she, changing herself from a circle into a beautiful floral spray and adorned with tiny pearls. She looks really lovely in the channel on the cobalt blue card and surrounded by the heart scrolls embossing folder. A lovely card.

Frances

Crafty Cruiser said...

Classic Sue! Truly lovely card!
Doreen R

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
What a great way to use Flora and love colour scheme.
Kind regards,
Sheila of Chesham

Pauline Austen said...

Gorgeous card Sue and you must have, NO, you have such a unique mind as I would never have thought of using a circle to make a straight line. I do like your channel cards. Hugs xx Pauline

CCM said...

Today's card- simply beautiful. Unexpected way to use Flora die set. You push us to think out of box, again. Thank you.

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

Tressa said...

Very pretty card.

Teresa

Sue MacFall said...

I haven't used this embossing folder for a while - must get it out as it is so pretty !!

karenlotty said...

Terrific card I have the two Mini Expressions you’ve used and not used them together yet Thanks for the inspiration

Kate's Cards said...

Fabulous! Xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your lovely and delicate Floral die makes a great channel card design.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours you have used for this card and this is certainly a different way to use the Flora die - what a good idea.

Lisbeth

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely card. Love the colour choice and how you’ve used the die.
Jan
Northampton

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a beautiful post, love how this can be easily changed with a different colour card and it will cross all ages/genders. Fabulous.

sued99 said...

Loved this card when you demoed it. Still love it! X

BenteS said...

Beautiful design on this card :))

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card and great use of the Flora die.x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow such short pretty card this is a clever way to use the Flora die looks so lovely with that gorgeous blue card too!
Marie hope the injection wasn't too painful

Joan McKevitt said...

Lovely card, Sue...the blue and white is very striking! Jo xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is so pretty, I love the 'Just wanted to say' sentiment, it can be used for lots and lots of occasions.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card , love the colour. Blue and White really make a great statement.
Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs Brenda xxxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
That colour is striking. Love this card x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card. I really like the angle of your channel, very different. I love the flora die and how you have used it and the colours are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

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Craftychris said...

What a cool way to use the flora die! Beautiful card. xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Very Late Comment I’m Hoping To Purchase A New IPad Tomorrow
Then All The Problems Will Disappear (I Hope) It’s Driving Me Mad...................
Today’s Card Is Just Phenomenal I Love The Colour Combination
The Magnificent Way You’ve Used The Flora Die Within The Channel I Also Love The Embossing
Folder You’ve Used..........
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Also For The Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate
Everything You Do..................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

You had me wondering just what that pretty edger die could be until I read. I love the other side of Flora! Very eye catching with all the pearls and that pop of cobalt blue.A winner for sure.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Eunice said...

Love your channel card Sue, the flowers with the tiny pearls are the finishing touch for sure!!!

Latenight SandyH said...

Very pretty channel card. How imaginative to snip the lovely Flora like this. Until I read your description I thought I'd 'missed' a new die, Sue. Super idea.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Very pretty card. Diagonal in the centre looks awesome.

Judy Hollers said...

The cobalt blue and white make a very striking combination and the Flora die adds the perfect touch in the channel. A very creative use for that die. Beautiful card.

lovestamping said...

Love the Flora die. Many uses.