Friday, 8 February 2019

Just Because

Hello crafters!  I thought it was about time to show off the Lesley die.  I started with a piece of aqua card and embossed it with the Tulip Twist embossing folder.  Next I cut two of the Eliza dies in white and backed them with vellum.  For the focal element, I cut the Lesley die in white and backed it in white.  I turned it in a diamond orientation and used the two Eliza dies beneath but on the sides.  I cut the centre of the Avery die in white and stacked it in the centre.  I used the Just Because shadowed sentiment cut in aqua with a white backing shadow and seated it stacked on top of each other in the middle of the card with foam.  White and aqua mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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77 comments:

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, wow what a gorgeous card, and what better reason to give a card like this, than just because. Have a good day everyone. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

Looks Beautiful and the aqua card is perfect

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the colour.

Karen Drew said...

So elegant. The aqua card is gorgeous and sets it all off
Luv
Karen xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Morning. Firstly, Aqua is my most favourite shade (I think) but I love all foundation cardstock. I really need to add folders to my gift list there are so many I'd love to own and more just released, I'm sure I was born to be poor and your gorgeous samples don't help making my mouth water for dies I've told myself I don't need lol. I love how you laid Eliza over Lesley the two are made for each other, such a pretty sample to keep looking at.
Hope you have a lovely day whatever your plans xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card. The ambossing folder is a standout, Lesley is gorgeous and of course the aqua and white - perfect !
Hugs
Muriel x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning , the Lesley die stands proud with the Aqua embossed background . The shadowed sentiment Just because finishes the card of beautifully ready for any occasion .
crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card in a pretty shade of aqua. Love all the gorgeous embossing and cutwork detail, very feminine.x

Kitty Davies said...

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

Netty The Runner said...

So pretty Sue. Love the aqua colour.
Annette x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Such a fresh and clean looking card today, aqua and white go so well together. Lesley has to be one of my favorite dies from this collection. I love all the swirls. Some of the waste bits from this die make great little additions to your floral elements.

Have a great day.

Beverly

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours xx Hazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and dies! I love the colour combination you’ve used.
Hugs x
Heather T

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another stupendous sample today, my favourite colour and also the Lesley die, I will be using this die at a workshop next month, not sure what we are making yet, but you have given me an example, thank you.

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

Lorraine's blog said...

just beautiful

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
A gorgeous card and Lesley looks wonderful in this example and of course aqua and white never fails to please.
Marion S x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, gorgeous dies and they look so pretty against the aqua colour. The sentiment is a lovely design and lets anyone receive a special hello.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card this morning. Love the aqua and the embossing and dies all make a stunning card.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card with so much detail, love the embossed background.

Michele

Suemac said...

A beautiful card, love the colour.

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I love the fresh feel of the aqua card

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card today love the colours Embossing folder and dies used

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
Beautiful card and gorgeous colours. I really like the aqua next to the white. I look forward to your blog every day and am never disappointed.
Have a great day.
Marie P.

Jan Sayer said...

Pretty card.
Jan
Northampton

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Such a lovely card Such so pretty I love the combination of dies & embossing folder

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue.
Pretty card, lovely embossing folder.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant!
And the aqua colour is lovely :))

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, just love aqua and white together, the dies and embossing folder all go so well together. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and the vellum backing looks so delicate. Just beautiful.
YvonneMayxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh WOW what a beauty.... I love everything about it and....your new die is so very pretty.....buuuutttt....I love the twisted tulip embossing folder. I have the Jacobean folder which is my "go to" folder for anything....I love it... but I can see it becoming my second best after all this time. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous post, do love the 'just because' die and the soft colours work wonderfully.

Clai01 said...

Oh lovely card Sue and the colours are beautiful. x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colour. Hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. The dies and the embossing are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
This Mornings Card Is Just Phenomenal I Love The Beautiful Colour
Combination, Also What A Magnificent Embossing Folder Plus The Use
Of Your Magical Cutting Dies Which Are Just Outstanding
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
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

Kate's Cards said...

What a pretty card and that colour, wow it pops! Xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A beautiful embossed background and lovely delicate dies you have used.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with my favourite colour combination, love it

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue my favourite colour also the stunning dies what a beautiful gift to give a lucky friend thank you so much for sharing love june Horrocks xxxxxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is just beautiful and really needs no further accolade. I love aqua, have Eliza and Lesley is on the list along with the STDF. I must now add the Tulip Twist EF as it is gorgeous.

Frances

CraftyJo said...

Such a lot of detail and texture - bet it's great 'in the flesh'.

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue,
Awesome! I do like Eliza and she is on my list. The aqua colour is one of my top 3 colours too. I've never sent anyone a 'just because' sentiment but it's about time that I started as it must be a really happy feeling to receive one. So, Thank you. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue Beautiful the card and dies are stunning. Mavis L x

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card. Love the colour.

dj from kettering said...



Love that back ground!!




Doreen x

Teresa "Tres" said...

Hi Sue. Well as always a beautiful card !!! Aqua is one of my favourite shades of foundations card. I love how you have mixed and matched your dies together to create this gorgeous card. I love them all, especially ELISA which has been on my list for a while now. Lesley is a beautiful die set to. I think backing dies with Vellum gives such a dreamy, elegant look. The shadowed " Just because" word die really stands out. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card.
I really loved yesterday's card Sue. I have the sewing accessories die set and I am going to make a sewing card for my mother-in-laws birthday. I am going to have a play with the dies and see what I can come up with, but you are so inspiring Sue, you make it all look so easy. Thank you. Lots of love from Tres X X X

Sandra Smith said...

This is so delicate and beautiful.

ursula said...

And as a result of these lovely dies a most beautiful card, just love the white and aqua...thank you for sharing this with us...luv Ursula xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, love the colour sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a charming card that would brighten anyone's day. The embossing folder is gorgeous too and I love the colors (although I always wonder if I am seeing correctly on my computer. I'll say yes if its pretty and no if not).
Have a great weekend, everyone,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,beautiful colour's & die.
Best wishes
Karen M

Suzzette Yandle said...

Tulip Twist, Eliza and Lesley sure do look lovely together. And what is it about the combination of aqua and white colors that seem so pleasing to the eye? So refreshing. Yes? You have inspired me yet another time. Now to the craft room for some fun.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely card, with one of my favourite colour combination. Lovely...
Hugs Rose

Scottydog said...

A very pretty fresh looking card in one of my favourite colours - aqua. Loving that embossing folder too. Thank you Sue.

Eunice Astle said...

Love your card, the color is a definite positive along with the dies. Very delighted with your background!!

sued99 said...

A beautifully pretty card.x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the dies look so pretty and you have used my favourite colour too x I love that embossing folder and the elegant detail on it x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Nice card today bit there is a bit too much white all in one area for me. Love that embossing folder you used for the background though.

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Love the card but the top die looks like Abigail die xx

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Eliza snd Lesley go together so well xx

CCM said...

Lovely design, colors, lovely card.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

ang said...

Lovely card gorgeous colours añgxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh what a stunning card! Truly beautiful!
Doreen R

Dawn Holben said...

WOW Sue this is stunning, those dies look wonderful especially against the lovely embossing.
And the colour is gorgeous x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful colours, beautiful embossing and beautiful die-cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours you have used and the delicate look of the dies.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Really beautiful card! I do love Lesley!!
Hugs
Sam
xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Eliza die is one of my favourite and I'm so glad to see it stretched to make this beautiful design!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card in a gorgeous colour palette.
Lesley and Eliza go so well with your Tulip Twist Embissing folder.
Lesley S x

DeCor said...

Beautful card. Yes it re as lly shows off the Leslie die but Eliza looks so good with it.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunning card, love the aqua colour combination as always.

Love n hugs

Dorothy of Baldock GB

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and lovely dies and embossing. Thank you Helen Terry xxx

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