Thursday, 1 November 2018


Hi there my crafty friends!  I started today's card by cutting the Ava die in white and adding it to a piece of white card cut out using the Double Stitched Rectangles.  I added a Cobalt blue mat with the B set.  I cut the Nina die in Cobalt blue and added a white backing then cut the centre out of it.  I added it with foam to the centre of the card then cut the Congrats out of both blue and white card and glued it to a Stitched Flag that I inserted through the centre opening in the Nina die.  I used the Petite Dianthus set to make a flower and inked the edges with Faded Jeans ink and glittered it with Iced Snow.  I seated it on a white satin ribbon bow and added leaves and swirls as accents to it.  I cut a second mat set using larger sizes of the Double Stitched Rectangles and added it behind the focal element, then finished with my usual pierced mats and layers in blue and white.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a stunning card today, love it, especially the flower - your a genius.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, beautiful blue and white on todays card. The flower is gorgeous and really adds to the layout. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful design with the cobalt blue cardstock highlighting how pretty Nina is, and I'm loving the mini dianthus die, a must for those like me that need to hide the occasional oops. A very striking and strong beautiful sample xxx

hollyberry said...

The blue and white makes such a stunning card. said...

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

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card and so striking in blue and white.
Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card to wake up to this morning , the Cobalt blue works so well on the design of the card. The details in Ava and Nina are stunning and finished beautifully with the flower.
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, loving the striking cobalt blue on this very pretty card. The petite Dianthus flower really adds a special touch. It may be small but it just adds that finishing touch xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

A striking colour contrast.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A stunning card today which can easily be adapted to the size you want without losing its beauty

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Stunning such lovely colours working so well with the dies

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the colours and dies

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Hunnymummy from MK

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today, love the colours.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking card. The cobalt blue really makes the detail 'pop', beautiful! x

NettyTheRunner said...

Another beautiful creation Sue.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card today, love the colours.

Barbara V

Sandy G said...

A gorgeous card Sue. The blue really pops against the white background. Thanks for sharing.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Now this is blue and white. Just my favourite things to cheer me up...... blue white and lacy. It's a beautiful card Sue. And would be just as good with different sentiments.
I am still feeling a little unwell and not in the mood for crafting at the moment..... although I do have quite a lot to get on with.... maybe tomorrow. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, love an iced snow flower

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card, not keen on the congats like the sentiment to be in full.

karenlotty said...

Lovely card SUE

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous. Love the colours.
Julia doing brilliant job of showcasing your Celtic collection.
Sorry for lack of comments last couple of days - bit under weather x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today with your beautiful nina dies & blue & white combination.Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - loving the striking colour of the blue against the white and all the layering too.
Sending best wishes

Owlish said...

The blue and white is so gorgeous on this card along with you're flower it's lovely


margaret driscoll said...

Morning Sue
Love this card and the Nina Die makes a lovely image!
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue this card is so beautiful the Nina die is beautiful and the blue is just stunning xxxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card . love Jean Z xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another beautiful card today. The stark contrast of colours is perfect.
Doreen R

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Great colours, dies and that lovely little flower, love it.
Hope you are both feeling better soon, Ann and PP
Muriel x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, do love the Cobalt blue with the white, it always looks stunning. Love the flowers too. Love Jean xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those dies are gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty.

Love Helen xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colour combination

Love and hugs to everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Pretty with lovely dies and colours and finished with a beautiful floral corsage.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card/ die (one of my many favourites) as well as the blue/white combination. All in all - absolutely beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card and the shadow work on the Congrats, is perfect. I get the beginnings of my attempts to look reasonable, then it just goes a little bit haywire. Still, I will persevere. That cobalt and white really work. Fabulous.
Ann, I think you may have the 'after holiday blues'. Take care.
Crafty hugs to everyone. Pauline in S.A.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful design!! A lot of textures as always!

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
First Of All I’m Truly Sorry For Not Commenting Yesterday
I Loved The Exceptional Card You Created Yesterday I’m Really
Lucky Enough To Have A Couple Of Packs Of The Blush Foundation Card
Today’s Card Is Just Exquisite I Love The Exceptional Colour Combination
Coconut White/Cobalt Blue Such Striking Colours......................
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Cobalt Blue Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression White Pearls”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow”
“Creative Expression Thin Silk Satin Ribbon”
“Rangers Faded Jeans Distress Ink”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Ava Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies?)
“Sue Wilson’s Nina Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Congrats Die Set”. (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Petite Dianthus Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Cutting “THE AVA DIE” Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card Then You
Added It To A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card, Cut Out Using “THE DOUBLE STITCHED
RECTANGLE DIE SET”. You Added A Cobalt Blue With Coconut White Backing, Then You Cut Out The
Centre Of It, Sue You Then Added Mounting Foam To The Centre Of Your Card.
Then You Cut Out “THE CONGRATS DIE SET” Sentiment Using Cobalt Blue/Coconut White Foundation Card
Sue, You Then Glued It To A “STITCHED FLAG” That You Inserted Through The Centre Opening In
“THE NINA DIE SET” You Used “THE PETITE DIANTHUS DIE SET” To Create A Flower You Inked The Edges
With Faded Jeans Distress Ink Then Glittered The Edges With Iced Snow You Placed The Flower On A
White Satin Ribbon, You Added Foliage/Swirls As Accents You Then Cut A Second Mat Set Using
The Larger Sizes Of “THE DOUBLE STITCHED RECTANGLE” You Added Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Plus A Cobalt Blue/Coconut White Foundation Card Mat/Layer...........
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Magnificent/Magical Card Its Just Phenomenal
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx

Chris Curry said...

A really pretty card Sue, love the colours. Thank you, have a good

CCM said...

Love the design and colors.

Hugs from Toronto

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
Blue and white always look good together
Margaret x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very nice card and I love the strong Cobalt Blue card with white. Ava has made beautiful corners and the Petite Dianthus is gorgeous. I'm with Lydia though in that I prefer my sentiment to be in full.


Sandra said...

A lovely card and that sweet flower is perfect!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Geat combination of your dies. I especially like your Ava and Nina dies. As I was reading your instructions for today's card, thoughts of my early card making trials and tribulations of trying to figure out what you were meaning about the construction of you designs came to mind. Glad to say, you have taught me well. And I can just look now at your photos of your cards to know what steps you did, for the most part, to get the lovely designs you share.

Scottydog said...

A really striking card today. The cobalt blue contrasts so well with the white & really sets off the swirls of the die. A beautiful combination. Thank you Sue.
Julia is really showing the versatility of your Celtic dies today.

CraftyJo said...

That's a gorgeous shade of blue :)

ursula said...

Oh so very pretty, love the blue and white, plus that lovely little flower..thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

DeCor said...

Love today's card. The dies work so well together.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Gorgeous card.
The dies and the cobalt blue and white just make this card really stand out!
Lesley S x

Laura O said...

Striking card sue love the colour combination really pretty. Laura o Springfield

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue.

Such a smart card today and I love the way you have used the Ava die to create the background.


dj from kettering said...

Love that cobalt blue colour!!! Gives it a lovely

Doreen x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card for us, love the dark blue/white combination and the Ava die is gorgeous. Love the dianthus as well.
Di B. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Simply stunning card today. So crisp and bright. Brilliant color combination and die combination.

Have a great day.


Lynda's craft's said...

Beautiful Sue I love blue & white cards.
Love Lynda xx

Littlelamb said...

A brilliant card Sue. Thank you.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love this card the Nina die is so pretty & such a lovely shape

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good evening Sue. Bloglovin didn't appear on my inbox today so I had to look for it. However, I found it and it was well worth the search. I do really love your blue and white combinations the cobalt is especially gorgeous although I like them all. I am reminded of taking a tour of the Wedgewood factory in the early 70's which was a memorable experience.
Thank you for sharing with us on a daily basis.
Marie P.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A very pretty card Sue x love the colours they look really fresh x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Pretty card. I always love this color combination and the little flower is so charming.
Stephanie K

Eunice Astle said...

WOW what a striking card Sue, sure makes you take notice of the beauty of this card.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

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Unknown said...

Whooops, somehow a few days got away from me. Nina is one of my favorites, and she apparently has wide appeal. She could win prom queen runner up. And thanks to all who mentioned Ava in the background, posing as wallpaper. She’s gorgeous too.
I’m surprised that the color changes on the flower. It must be because the Distress Ink doesn’t exactly match that vibrant card stock.
Such a pretty card, laden with ideas we can use.


stitchingranny said...

Catching up again as I have been off the grid for a couple of weeks, love this card and with a string bow instead of a pretty ribbon would make a great mans card.
Sorry Sue wont get to comment on every picture but will read and look

Hugs Helen xx

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