Sunday, 21 October 2018

Thank You

Hello my crafty friends!  I am trying to mix it up a bit with a few older release cards.  I started this one by cutting three Meandering Twig Borders out of coconut white card.  I cut three blue dusk panels and backed them with a thin black mat and added mounting foam to the backs of them.  I added all three to a piece of coconut white card.  I glued the borders to them and used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to add small drops to the ends of all of the border pieces for some great texture!   I allowed it to dry overnight.  I cut a Pierced Flag out of white and added the next size up in black as a mat.  I used the Thank You Mini Expression cut in black and glued it to the flag, then mounted it across the card.  Using the outer dies from the Passion Flower, I made two scrunched flowers and added glitter to the edges.  I mounted the flowers at the edge of the flag with a ribbon bow and leaves as accents.  I made two stick pins and added them as embellishments.  White, Blue dusk and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Your Meandering Twigs are such a pretty stand alone die, use with another die, or show its beauty alone like you've done on this beautiful sample and you know it's going to make someone smiled. This sample could be a great quick/batch card using lots of different colour ways and switching sentiments, a beautiful sample to look at. Enjoy your Sunday xxx

hollyberry said...

Oh love this card. From the colours you have chosen to the beautiful flowers.

Clai01 said...

Really great to see older dies in the picture. x said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you.
It is so nice to see a bow and the stick pins.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the old dies being used just reminds us what we have and gives us some inspiration too

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Hunnymummy from MK

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card using a fabulous die. Love the pva drop embellishment, you were very patient applying all those three times over! x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely to find this lovely card today. I love its simplicity and the flower is beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card it’s amazing how the glue dots transform the meandering twig borders. The colours are very pretty and the flowers just add a lovely finishing touch.

Barbara V

sued99 said...

Stunning card. X

Unknown said...

A little pvc bead on every single twig! Incredible!!! Yes, that could convey gratitude, if your recipient only knew the lengths you went to on the card you made for her. It does look fabulous. And watching all those glossy little pearls plop down and form up probably gave you a peaceful break from your high-intensity life.

I’m making backgrounds with Dylusions acrylic paint and whatever textures are within reach. Bubble wrap, that nubby netting that keeps rugs from slipping, and a silicone potholder that has a mini hexagon pattern. I’ve only made it through two yellows, three greens and one blue. Still have the purples, reds and oranges. I want some for fall leaves, some for behind the frames like yesterday’s card, and some for backings for the cut-out designs from Creative Expressions. Everybody has such wonderful things they do with backgrounds.

I hope you will make a point of enjoying as many of your Sunday moments as you can. I will too.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a lovely die used as a background and I love the very pretty and tranquil colours you have chosen. Would look very stylish in any colour too. Sending best wishes

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Lilly said...

Just gorgeous Sue, the colours are so pretty. Lilly x

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue. I really like this die, don’t think I use it enough. Always like your flowers. Thank

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful card and it is so nice to see the older dies
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue, Love the colour used and the flower xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love those stick pins. Hugs. MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

Karen Drew said...

It’s nice to see some of the older dies. Love the card. With a change of sentiment would be great for lots of different occasions
Karen xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Thank you for revisiting your older dies I was tidying up my craft room yesterday and I realised I have so many of your beautiful dies I must use them more.
Donita you are more adventurous than me I have just about managed to master pixie powders

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card, love everything about it. The Meandering Twig die is lovely and I love that it can be used as it is here or on its own. Love and hugsAlison xxx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Such a pretty card using a lovely die. Striplets are so useful.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Such a pretty card. The meandering twigs creates such a gentle, pleasing effect when used on a card and to think that you have added a pearl drop to all of the little ends. The result is certainly worth it. Getting out the older dies makes them seem like new again.

Have a great day.


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, gosh your so patient using the Pva drops and at the same time relaxing. Beautiful card and die.The results speak for themselves. Enjoy your day xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning , The meandering twig panels look so effect finished with PVA . The hint of black card finished the card of beautifully making it pop.

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

CraftyCoffey said...

What an absolutely beautiful card, it’s lovely.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, meandering twigs, what a beautiful name for this die, stunning sample, also loving the stick pins which I would love to see come back into fashion.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful Sue. The gorgeous flowers and stick pins finish the card perfectly. Xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card today Sue. I love those twigs...... and I have the passion flower die but never thought to scrunch it up a bit. That's my Sunday afternoon sorted...... I am having a go. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous panel card, beautiful flowers make the perfect finishing touch.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
How lovely to see the Meandering Twigs die x three on this beautiful car.
I love the colours you have used and the PVA accents.
It is lovely to see the older dies being used again!
Lesley S x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very pretty card today. So delicate. My goodness, you must have so much patience adding all the glue dots to the ends of the twigs!


June Horrocks said...

Hi sue a beautiful die sue not seen the pins for ages a beautiful card xxxxxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, love it

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A beautiful card to start the day although I don't have the appropriate dies I'm sure I have at least one or two that would work.

You give so much inspiration to so many people and I wish I could buy some of your energy.
Have a happy Sunday.
Marie P.

Glennis F said...

That is a fabulous die

Glennis in nz

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today with your beautiful meandering twigs die.Yvonne xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this die and card, love Jean Z xxxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty.
Love the meandering twigs, it is such a pretty intricate die. Love blue dusk, gorgeous colour.
I really admire your perseverance putting all those pva dots on the ends of the meandering twigs. I am far to impatient to decorate my cards like that, it really does add a stunning finishing touch.
The sun is shining and the sky is blue here. Happy Sunday everyone.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful and elegant Thank You card this morning, love seeing older dies used. have a good day everyone. Bx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card!
Love the die you have used for your background :))

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue
Well all I can say is keep them older release die cards coming
This card is gorgeous and would be welcomed into anyone’s home 🏠
Have a blessed Sunday
Best wishes and hugs 🤗
Theresa G xx

DeCor said...

Lovely card Sue. Really like the scruched flowers.

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely all occasion card with a change of sentiment.
Doreen R

Rose in chester said...

Hi Sue
What a glorious card, I love the dies. My meandering twigs are the ones I bought together with the flora when you released them, they are so beautiful. And then you spoiled us with stick pins, too.
Hugs, Rose

Susan Battensby said...

Lovely card Sue, your meandering twig die is beautiful.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, when I first saw your card I thought, wow, that's a quick 'thank you card' which is just what I wanted. Then I read your detailed instructions and realised how wrong I was.
It's so lovely to see the return of your stick pins too. Yes please keep showing us some of your older dies as I do believe that many of us suffer from memory loss especially as you keep bringing us lots of wonderful launches every year.
I do like your meandering twigs die. Have a Great Sunday everyone. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card. I bought those dies ages ago and have yet to make a card with them, now I must! Love Jean xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card with the meandering twigs and all those pva dots

Love and hugs to everyone

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue lovely card today & stunning Die love your arrangement
Love Lynda xx

dj from kettering said...

How lovely to see some of the older dies being
feathered, like the others, I thought a quick
card, how wrong was I!!! Love the card,

Doreen x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A lovely post and the colour combo is gorgeous. Another versatile background that can have a different sentiment added if wanted. Love it.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely background and colour way.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card and the Meandering Twigs die looks great used in this way. I am in awe of your patience in adding all the PVA dots, I think I have done well when I have added a dozen to a holly branch! Love the flowers and it is good to see stick pins again for a change.


Helen Terry said...

Hi sue beautiful card. Thanks Helen x

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue beautiful card. Thanks Helen x

Scottydog said...

A lovely simple looking design (I know, not quick with all those pva dots), pleasing on the eye & on a lovely colour background. Thanks Sue for the inspiration.

Tressa said...

Lovely design. Beautiful cRd.


Nana on the Hill said...

Love this card, your twig die is so useful & it's shown off beautifully on this card, gorgeous Sue.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful design with lovely texture. Adding all those tiny beads of glue took you some time, but the look of the design is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Beautiful! Love the texture!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card. It’s nice to see and be reminded of how good your older dies are it’s a reminder to dig them out and use them again. Nice to see the stick pins again. No one does stick pins like you.

Love Helen xxx

CraftyJo said...

It's a lovely card, very pretty colours used.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
It's fantastic to see some older dies in action Sue x the twigs look so nice with your pva dots and I absolutely love what you have done with the passion flower x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue it's lovely to see some of your older dies being used the meandering twigs die is so beautiful & so is your card

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Eunice Astle said...

This is a lovely card Sue, love all the extra effort that you do to make the card stand out in a crowd.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Wow Wow Wow !! This card 'sings' to me Sue, I love the colours, I love the die-cuts and I love your flowers and stick pins, I love everything about this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

karenlotty said...

It is lovely to see some older dies come out to play
Beautiful card I can see in in other colours too - peach, pink, mint etc

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I've not been posting for some time, I've had a look at all the cards/dies that I've missed and they are all gorgeous!
Sending love and hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
This is a Beautiful card and the die is stunning its nice to see some older dies too.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
This is a Beautiful card and the die is stunning its nice to see some older dies too.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the die and the colours are gorgeous
Wendy xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I just love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Meandering Twigs this is a gorgeous stencil and the card really shows it off beautifully. Love the colours you have used.
Di B. x

ursula said...

Very pretty, love the muted colours, the background you have created is so beautiful...luv Ursula xx

sandieann21 said...

Love this card, and I've just remembered that I have this die....somewhere!

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Exceptional Card, Using Tremendous Products
Also Outstanding Cutting Dies.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Blue Dusk/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Cosmic Shimmer White PVA Glue”
“Creative Expression Thin Blue Satin Ribbon”
“Creative Expression Glitter”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Exquisite Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Meandering Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Thank You Die Set”. (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Passion Flower Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 23 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Pierced Flag Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
Sue, Today’s Card Is Just Magnificent
You Began Cutting “MEANDERING DIE BORDER” Three Times Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card
You Then Cut Three Blue Dusk Panels Which You Glued Your “MEANDERING TWIGS” To Then You
Backed With Thin Layer Of Black Foundation Card, You Added Mounting Foam To Each Section Then Glued
Onto Another Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Which You Had Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
On “THE MEANDERING TWIG BORDER”. You Added Small Drops Of Cosmic Shimmer White PVA Glue
To Each Of The Ends Of “THE MEANDERING TWIGS” You Left This Overnight To Throughly Dry,
You Cut Out One Of The Pierced Flag Die Set From Coconut White Foundation Card, Then Added A
Larger Die Cut Out Black Foundation Card.........
Sue, You Used The “THANK YOU DIE” Using Black Foundation Card Then Glued This To The Pierced Flag
Then Mounted This Across Your Exceptional Card, Then Using The Outer Die From
“PASSION FLOWER DIE SET” To Create Very Beautiful Scrunched Flowers, Adding Glitter To The Edges
Placing The To The End Of The Flag, Adding A Bow/Leaves As Accents You Made Two Stick Pins To
Add As Embellishment Then Added A Coconut White/Blue Dusk/Black Foundation Card Mat/Layer
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Always fall for a triptych and in blue and white too with a lovely floral element - WOW !! My lucky day. Great to see some of our old friends coming out for the day,
Muriel x

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card. Thank you.

Liz said...

Love this card, so elegant. xx

CCM said...

A very lovely card that shows the love and passion you have for creating things. All those little glue dots on the end of each twig on three sets of Meandering Twigs prove that.Thank you.

Hugs from Toronto

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Stunning card I love it, and the sentiment

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

stitchingranny said...

Such a pretty and delicate look to this card.

Hugs Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the die you have used and the card is beautiful but I don't know that I would have had the patience to add all the dots!! Love from Jackie xx

Laura O said...

Beautiful card sue fantastic. Laura o Springfield

lovestamping said...

delightful card Sue. Thank you

Owlish said...

Just another fantastic card very elegant and l always like cards made in this colour


Unknown said...

Just so pretty


TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE it ALL, especially the added dimension to the twigs!