Monday, 17 September 2018


Hello there my crafty friends!  I had a great weekend at Ally Pally!  My voice is still a bit dodgy as I was full of cold, but I am (hopefully) on the mend now.  It was lovely to see so many blog followers!    Here's a quick card that uses one of the Stamps To Die For range. I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Bountiful Blossoms 3D embossing folder for some lovely texture.  Next I cut three of the Ava die in white.  I cut all of them down and reassembled them so they were square in shape and mounted two of them in a diamond orientation in the centre of the card, slightly overlapping them.  The last one I centred on top in a square orientation.  Next I stamped the Phoebe's Daffodil Trio STDF that matches the Phoebe die set.  I cut it out and coloured it with Distress markers (mustard seed, spun sugar, worn lipstick and crushed olive).  I stamped my sentiment in black in the open area on the stamp and mounted it in the centre of the card for a pop of colour.  The card was completed with simple white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

I hope you slept well after your stint at Ally Pally. I must say you looked surprisingly well considering you were suffering so much it was lovely to see you and have time for a chat. i hope you are feeling a lot better by the weekend!

I think the card today is lovely those 3D embossing folders are so pretty and give real depth to a card.

Sending healing thoughts to you Sue. Take care.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Unknown said...

This is a sweet berry on a cushion of soft. So beautiful.


hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue, hope you feel better soon x xhazel

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue very pretty card the stamp is beautiful Hope you will be feeling much better soon

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous delicate smile inducing start to the week, the folder used gives a really pretty background to the Ava die which looks like piece of lace and the STDF gives that pop of colour to enhance the whole sample, it's just beautiful Sue. I'm so glad that you got through the weekend a nasty cold can be so lowering, but to put a name to those comments you read every day must be the best medicine. I'm so pleased to read that those I share this inspirational blog with every day had such a great weekend albeit they have a diet of toast and jam for the next month due to all the irresistible goodies on show lol, today will be their day for play ☺
Anyway I hope you get a day to rest a little but I doubt that VERY much but whatever your up to hope it's as enjoyable as it can be xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the embossing folder. Hope that you feel better soon.

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
This is stunning! As I said last week I always forget about the Stamps TDF that I own which is silly because they make such fabulous focal points on cards. (Note to self - resurrect all your SW STDF)!
You may be shocked to see me so early - I certainly am. Awake since 2. Will now embark on 2nd attempt to get to and stay asleep. Hope you managed a restful night to recharge your batteries Sue x
Happy Monday everyone x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really beautiful lacy card, which is perfect for the stamped and coloured element. Very pretty. Hope you are feeling better. Have a good day everyone. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card! The embossed background is gorgeous, the Ava die is so beautiful, the stamp is fabulous so when you put them al, together you can't fail to make stunning card!
Hope you feel better soon!
Hugs x
Heather T

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
A really beautiful card today, I must start investing in some of the matching stamps to go with your dies as they are gorgeous. Glad you had a good Weekend at Ally Pally, hopefully I will get there one year.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, I do love those deep embossing folders which do not need much more to make a nice card. But, you always persuade us to go several steps further to make an amazing one.
Hope you're feeling better today. Hugs xx Pauline

Unknown said...

Wonderful card this morning!
Sorry to hear you've got a cold. Hope it goes away very soon for you. Take it easy. Debra x said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card.
I hope you are felling better today.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a stunning card this morning , the 3D embossed back ground really brings the card together with its depth. I love how the stamped design sits beautifully on the Ava die cuts.
Glad you had a wonderful time at Ally Pally and that your feeling better soon.
Crafty hugs , Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty card with lovely embossed and lacy cutwork detail.x

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful simply beautiful, love it Sue. Hope you feel well very soon, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very pretty. Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning. The 3D embossing folders are beautiful and need little else to make a quick and easy card.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, lovely embossing folder.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful card Sue, I love that embossing folder. Thank you, have a restful day xxx.

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, so pretty.


Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Another beautifully stamped and coloured card, your colouring is also so neat and the colours lovely. The 3D embossing folder is a stand out as are the dies, I never think to cut and reassemble dies but they look so good.
Glad that Ally Pally went well and that you are starting to feel a bit better,
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful sample this morning, well all your samples tick the box for me.

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

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Today’s card is beautiful I love white on white and that Ava die the way you have used it is inspired
The stamp and sentiment just look like they belong
Hope you are feeling a little better and can relax a bit now the show is over
Take care and have a wonderful day
Theresa G xx
Ohh June Smith what crafty goodies did you buy then.? 😝

Suemac said...

Thank You

TDQ Karen said...

What a pretty card, I do like the glorious background layers especially

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh I love this card Sue. It's so lacy and that's what I love. I bought the ava die a few months ago and its one of my best buys as I can cut it down as you have shown us here and make wonderful back drops that look so lacy and fragile. I love the sample this morning.I am so glad Ally Pally went well now may be you can have a little rest.....ooooohhh lovely. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is beautiful with one of my favourite lacy dies. Glad you had a good weekend at AP (I really missed going this time) and hope your cold doesn't linger too long and you feel so much better soon. Sending best wishes

Clai01 said...

Feel better soon Sue xx and another lovely card today. x

karenlotty said...

I’m glad you enjoyed AP Extra tiring I expect when you’re full of cold
Lovely card Sue I rarely do stamping and usually dismiss them because I have never been able to get a good impression but I do dabble I will start looking at the stamps to die for range

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A gorgeous card again to start the day. I like everything about it and although I don't have all of the dies I'm sure I must have at least one that would work.
Hope you are feeling a little better every day and that you will take a rest (I doubt that)
Glad that Ally Pally went well'
Marie P.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue and firstly glad to hear that you are starting to feel much better.
Today's card is gorgeous, love the white on white with the pop of colour from the Phoebe STDF
Marion S x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely pretty card today, such a contrast to yesterday's more manly creation. Of course, I was always going to love this one as it uses the Ava die. Glad to hear you are feeling better.


June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what a beauty today I love it so pretty lm sorry your not well I hope to feel better soon glad ally pally went well love always xxxxxxjune Horrocks xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card today, love your lacey look dies.

Heather R Oxfordshire

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love the colouring on your stamp and the lovely details on the ava die x Thankyou x
I do hope you feel better soon and even though you felt poorly you still had so much time for everyone at ally pally , myself and hubby included x you are a trooper Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful lacy card today. Your beautiful stamp with all it's beautiful detail finishes it off spectacularly. Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card. Hope you will be better soon.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Glad you had a great weekend at AP, even with the cold and hope you’ll feel better soon. Beautiful card

Love and hugs to everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The lovely embossed background and lacy frame make a beautiful backdrop for your Phoebe's Daffodil stamp. Hope you feel better soon from your cold.

sued99 said...

What a beautiful card. X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card, Love that Ava die...............

Tressa said...

A lovely card. I agree that the embossing folder and die combine to produce a pretty backdrop to the stamped image.


Kate's Cards said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better Sue and thanks for cheering us up with such a lovely card. Xxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the stamp! Do hope your throat feels better soon, must have been hard doing a show when you are not feeling 100%. Take care, love Jean xxx

Laura O said...

Great card sue lovely and delicate looking. Laura O Springfield

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card today I hope you feel better soon

lovestamping said...

As usual a lovely card.
Must check out the embossing folder

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Love that die and the die and stamp set

Hugs Helen xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Very pretty, charming card. Nice to see stamping.
We survived the hurricane without damage as did my sister on the coast so very happy today. We may go down in a couple of days.
Everyone, a good week start,
Stephanie K

Sue MacFall said...

Very delicate colouring - love the layout too. Thank you Sue

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Stunning card today!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card the dies and the stamp are gorgeous. I am sorry that you felt poorly at Ally Pally but pleased that you still enjoyed it. I might just get there in April. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card. Like others have said, I’m guilty of forgetting about my stamps to die for. Love the versatility of the Ava die it’s so beautiful.

Hope you have recovered from Ally Pally Sue.

Love Helen xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, so sorry that you were feeling under the weather for Ally Pally but glad that you enjoyed yourself nonetheless. Colds always seem to come at the wrong time don't they and I hope you are taking a rest now.
I love this lacy look card and with a STDF as well, it is beautiful. Like the look of the embossing folder also.

Stephanie - good to hear that you and your sister escaped without damage from the hurricane, I can't imagine how scared you must have felt.


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifulllllllll Sue
Gr Karin

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card again. Hope you soon feel better. Colds can make you feel horrible.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CCM said...

Hugs from Toronto,

Scottydog said...

Beautiful,frothy, lacy card again Sue. Hope you have been able to put your feet up & feel better. Thank you Sue.

Karenlotty have you tried a stamp press? I used to have difficulty getting a good impression due to arthritis, but now it is perfect every time.

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Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Glad to read that you're feeling a little better now. Xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Stunning card.
Hope you shake off your cold quickly, Sue.

dj from kettering said...

A stunning card, love that embossing

Doreen x

ursula said...

Absolutely beautiful how you use your dies Sue....luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Pretty :)

Owlish said...

Another very useful card to ready for the necessary thank u moments lovely detailed card