Thursday, 20 September 2018

Beautiful Day


Hi there my crafty friends! I thought that one Hydrangea looked so pretty that three much be truly splendid! LOL  I have always been in love with hydrangeas so the more the merrier in my book!  I started by embossing white card with the Graded Diamonds embossing folder.  I cut a larger piece of Blue Dusk card and used the decorative strip die from the Treat Yourself Cupcake set to add a stitched feature to the edge.  I added the embossed piece to the other side.  From the Beautiful Hydrangea set,  I cut three hydrangeas out of green card and three hydrangeas out of pink card.  I cut the bloom portion off of the pink ones and glued it to the green ones.  I used a little bit of Salty Ocean to add some blue to parts of them and then popped up the little bloom areas in all of them.  I added them to the card with foam, overlapping all three.  I cut the sentiment out of blue card and added it onto a small stitched rectangle die cut at the side of the flowers.  White mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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72 comments:

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

A perfect time for Hydrangeas and yours look absolutely lovely. That particular embossing folder goes well with them.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. And a beautiful morning it is here in Turkey today. The sample for today is lovely and you have captured the colours so good they look almost real. And a wonderful sentiment too. Will have to look into this one. Thankyou Sue for sharing your wonderful work with us. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

hollyberry said...

Beautiful hydrangeas on this card today. The colours are gorgeous and very realistic.

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Love this die and card it's so pretty, am loving the embossing folder as well think it works perfectly,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card the hydrangea look fabulous the colours are very realistic I haven't seen that embossing folder before I will have to get it It's lovely

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, definitely a beautiful trio of Hydrangeas, love the mix of colours too. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful!
I saw a few of your cards using this die ‘in the flesh’ at Ally Pally on Sunday and these pictures (gorgeous as they are), do not portray how intricate and stunning these hydrangeas are. We have loads of hydrangeas in our garden and when they are all in full bloom they really are magnificent - as is this card.
Only 1 more sleep and HOCHANDA willl be alive with the buzz of the Creative Expressions team. Can’t wait.
Happy Thursday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful Sue. Hydrangeas are such showy flowers and you've shown this to perfection. Xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today really stunning

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xxhazel

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful. I get sooo many emails from the gardening websites I love to look at and there are so many more colours and shapes of hydrangea along with size and shape of the petals, their popularity seemed to die down for years but that's all changed and they must be on the list of most popular these days, and your samples made with this die are equally beautiful, there is no right or wrong as far as colour choice is concerned and yet again it's one of 70 on my need list that I long to own !
Thank you for today's gorgeous start to our day and hope you have a beautiful day xxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. So textural.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a beautiful card this morning , the Hydrangeas are are so stunning with the effect of the petals lifted. The ink has worked so well on the Hydrangea and they sit so well on the embossed back ground.
crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card that has wonderful dimension thanks to the clever lifting design of the Hydrangea die. x

Unknown said...

Wonderful card this morning! Love the colour of the hydrangeas and the embossing. Debra x

Jan.moogie said...

This is awesome Sue, love how you have shaded those gorgeous blooms.Hows you feeling now , back to full health I hope. Have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card to start our day. I'm with you. Hydrangeas are a must in a garden. The embossing folder looks prety too and I bet with gilding wax rubbed over it, that would really make it pop. Hugs xx Pauline

TDQ Karen said...

How pretty, love the different shades

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation this morning, lovely colour choices and love the stitching on the blue card, set's it off a treat.

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

Chris Curry said...

I love this card Sue and I too love hydrangeas. I have three in pots in my garden, two given by friends, and think they are one of the most impressive flowers in the garden. Those and my roses are my favourites. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. The Hydrangeas look so realistic and the colours are gorgeous.

Barbara V

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card today, the flowers look real.

Michele

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a stunningly beautiful card!! I adore these hydrangeas...this die set is amazing!! I want to make a card like this one for my mums birthday!
Hugs
Sam
xxxx

ahappycrafter50 said...

I love hydrangeas too. A beautiful card.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I too love hydrangeas. Your colours are spot on.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Unknown said...

This card would cause its sentiment to happen.

Your color sense is uncanny.

Let’s hope The Takeover leaves us with a little money to pay the mortgage.

Best,
Donita.

BenteS said...

A beautiful card for å beautiful day - gorgeous flower die 😍😍

Suemac said...

A beautiful sample.

Tressa said...

There is no doubt that having a bunch of three makes this a stand-out card.

Teresa

DeCor said...

Love your hydrageneasy. They look so real the way you shaded them. The detailing on the blue just adds such a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you've made these hydrangeous look so realistic and the colours so true. Looking forward to the Hochanda shows. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue. We need to rescue our hydrangea today as the wires holding it up snapped in the wind yesterday.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, gorgeous colouring.
Lydia
X

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with your beautiful hydrangea.Yvonne xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card on this horrible wet morning! Love the embossing folder! Love Jean xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, lovely colours very true to real hydrangeas.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, the shading on the flowers is fabulous
Marion S x

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card, I love hydrangeas as they change colour so much &keep the flower right through until late autumn. These colours work so well & so does that new(?)embossing folder. Thank you Sue, how’s the voice?

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Thursday morning Sue.
A beautiful card Sue and reminds me of my Mother taking out the tea leaves (before tea bags were invented) to feed her precious Hydrangeas. I have bought 3 plants this year but they are still in the nurturing stages so don't expect much for a couple of years and by then I'll be 90 lol.
You really have produced a fantastic card Sue just as you always do.
Have a great day.
Hugs.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue
Your card is really beautiful, just right for a dull and windy morning.
The colours of the blooms are so realistic.
Hope you are feeling better, Sue!
Lesley S x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the hydrangeas. So looking forward to tomorrow evening

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue your card is so beautiful the hydrangea is a lovely so many different colours the white one is stunning I bought my daughter one she loved it. The die is on my wish list thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
So pretty and realistic and yes, the more the merrier
Hugs
Muriel x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A lovely card with such an unusual die...love it as its a bit different.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it those flowers are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and having loved the die since launch I finally got it a couple of weeks ago. Thank you for today's inspiration. Luckily my hydrangeas seem to have survived storm Ali but sadly the begonias have taken a battering and will have to be attended to.

Frances

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card. Beautiful coloured hydrangeas. They are a plant that has grown on me more as I’ve got older. I really like them and love all the different colours you can get.

Marie P, I have very fond memories of my parents saving their tea bags to open and tip around their roses in the garden. X

Love Helen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous colourful hydrangeas with a lovely embossed background.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Sue MacFall said...

What a pretty die this hydrangea is. Love the card you have made, Sue

Jean said...

Looks just like it came out of my sisters garden.

CraftyJo said...

This would be perfect for that flower-loving person in ones life :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Truly an elegant card, with the showstoppers of the three hydrangeas.
Hugs, Rose

ursula said...

Very pretty indeed, love the hydrangeas and the colours you have used Sue...thank you...luv Ursula xx

karenlotty said...

Pretty card I love the extra cut/emboss on the side edge of the blue

Kate's Cards said...

I love hydrangeas and I love this card. Xxxx

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
I cant believe that I don't have this die, must remedy that straight away!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I adore hydrangea plants, I have quite a lot in my garden, and this card is fabulous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CCM said...

Pretty flowers and card.

Hugs from Toronto,
Carmen-Dorothy

Laura O said...

Fantastic card sue. So pretty. Laura O Springfield

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the hydrangeas look very real and love the colours x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love this card, love hydrangeas in all colours.
Thank you for sharing.

Hope colds, aches and pains are getting better for
people who are suffering, take care
hugs Maria x

sued99 said...

A stunning card. Looking forward to seeing you on the Tv this weekend.x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, hope you are on the mend. Beautiful card, you have done the hydrangea proud especially with the colours. Xx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, love the colours you have chosen for your hydrangeas, they look so realistic.
Hope you are feeling better. Hugs Brenda xxx

dj from kettering said...



This is a die I really must get sometime!!
Lovely card, Sue,


Doreen x

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card. Those pop-up pieces make the hydrangeas look so realistic.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi I’m catching up yet again
So glad I did this die looks amazing and your depiction of it in your creation is gorgeous
Hugs. Theresa G xx

Littlelamb said...

Missed commenting yesterday. Very busy day. Thursday always are. Love this card Sue. Unfortunately I lost all my hydrangeas when I was on holiday as they didn’t get watered. Need to look for some replacements.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I love the colours on this card and I think this card has been very cleaverly done love it

OWLISH Xx