Thursday, 2 May 2019

Belated Birthday Wishes

Hello crafters!  Today's card was started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed with the Brambled Rose embossing folder.  I added a piece of white card to the bottom of it that I had scored thin lines on with my Scor Pal.  I cut the Matilda die in Soft Salmon as the top layer, Coral card as the middle layer and white as the base and added it across the background join line.  I used the Jocelyn die as my focal element and cut it in white.  I used Soft Salmon card to back it and added a thin frame cut out of Coral card.  I made two scrunched flowers using the Petite Forget Me Not flowers and added them with white leaves.   I used the Belated Birthday Wishes on the bottom of the card, cut out of Soft Salmon card with a coral card shadow.  The card was completed with white, coral and soft salmon mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 1/4" in size.

I think it is time for another question!  If you won a trip and had the choice of going anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you want to go and why?  I can't wait to see what you say!  All for now, Sue x

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Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning Sue. I love the colours you have used. I know it says belated but this can be for any occasion.... and that's what I love about your cards. They are always so adaptable

PLEASE can I thank you all for your lovely messages for my husband. The doctor arrived and luckily it's a really bad chest infection ..He has a heart problem which he manages fine normally.... but he was finding it difficult to breath. He said to say Thankyou to you all. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

stitchingranny said...

Ann, glad to hear your hubby is on the mend.

Sue another stunning card today in fact I could say its just peachy lol. At first glance I actually thought it was a fan.

Hugs Helen xx

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Good news Ann.

Good morning Sue. Skiathos Greece June 2004 our Silver Wedding Anniversary, we renewed our vows on the Saturday nearest to the date we got married and spent our actual 25th on this beautiful island. We'd had quite a 'rough' 25yrs with finance struggles, numerous miscarriages and loosing both my parents we decided that after surviving 25yrs and still being together it was worth celebrating, so that's my answer, I know you're a secretive family but where would you go ?
Today's inspiration is just beautiful Sue. The colour scheme and design is gorgeous. I had your sentiment die for valentines day and it's more useful than I can put into words so thanks you for this simple but really lovely sentiment die, and the sample behind it. Have a wonderful day you deserve it xxx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue

Where would i go in the world ? not sure as i'm not really a worldy well travelled person but i'd probably pick the UK as I lovely the countryside here especially The Lake District. x
Lovely card x

TDQ Karen said...

Great cArd. I would love to visit Singapore, had a couple of days there but it's so clean and multicultural would need much longer to soak up everything

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours
I have been on a few cruises and have seen some lovely places. I think my dream holiday would be to cruise to Australia and surprise my sister. Then spend a few weeks with her. Maybe going to Fiji or somewhere that only takes a few hours from her to have a holiday with her and my niece and nephew.
Karen xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a beautiful card this morning showing off some of your new dies in stunning colours salmon and coral card stock. I do love seeing how you create your flowers and would never guess they was created with forget me not flowers.
Send more hugs to your Husband Ann .

If I could go on all paid trip I would love to go to New Orleans , to hear the magic of music and seeing the building and just feel the vibe of the place.
Wendy said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card so pretty, thank you.
Sue I really do not know where I would go, it would have to be somewhere warm.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful Card in lovely soft colours.
Where would I go in the world? There are some beautiful spots around the world and wonderful things to see so that is a difficult question.
Japan is a place that I would love to visit in the spring to see the wonderful cherry blossoms.
Marion S x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the embossing folder. Now you are asking, I don’t know where I would like to go, I am not one for holidays now I am on my own. Think it would have to be France to see my lovely grandchildren as I haven’t seen them for nearly a year. Love Jean xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another lovely card,beautiful colours.
Where would I go if money was no object,my first thought was China I have to have some serious operations soon to enable me to walk without pain so would love to be able to walk the great wall. Then I realised what matters most to me is family. I would rent a huge villa and take my family,my sister and family and my brother I don't care where as long as we are together

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card gorgeous colours so pretty

Ann so pleased your Husband is on the mend, sending healing hugs and positive thoughts for him xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Lovely colour combo.
I have always wanted to go on the orient express, I love Hercule Poirot and the express seems so Poirot-ish. (lol) Hugs SNOOPY DOG 2. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. The embossed background is lovely and also the colours. I have travelled abroad on numerous occasions and on cruises and have loved them but there is no place like England for me.

Barbara V

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.
My dream holiday choice would be either a round the world cruise or a trip on the Orient Express.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow salmon pink and other pinks for todays sample, how beautiful that looks, I want to try this one but my pc is still being repaired so i cannot check my spreadsheet as to whether i have the dies and embossing folders, hopefully it will be back by the weekend and then I can check, want to do this. Xx

As to the question, I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but alas finances will not allow it. It was also my late parents wish to go there, so it would be lovely to go.

Stay safe health and happy hugs June Smith xxx xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card and in such a lovely colour combo. Love the triple layered dies.
If time, finances and leaving our dear cat Noah for too long weren't an issue, I would love to explore Australia and New Zealand. Having seen so many wonderful sights there on TV it would wonderful to see them for real, especially the wild tulips in Mount Cook national park, NZ.x

ahappycrafter50 said...

Lovely card.
I’d be off to Christchurch NZ like a shot to be with my son, daughter-in-law and two little grandchildren.

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A beautiful card as usual and I thought I had every possible colour of card only to find that I was wrong. You never cease to amaze me.
Ann glad your hubby is improving,
I can't give a place in the world as I'm no longer fit to travel long distances. I have close family in Wisconsin (Daughter) South Africa (Grandchildren) Canada 2nd family (Children and Grandchildren) I'm lucky to have been to all of these places.
Marie P.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another stunning post and love the colours. Definitely the Maldives - on the bucket list and just for sheer luxury and relaxation.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
I’d love to go to New Zealand, and I could pop in to see my mum’s cousin who is I her 90s. En route I could visit my husband’s relations in Australia.
B xx

Scottydog said...

Well if anyone had missed my birthday I would forgive them immediately if they gave me a card like that! Unusual colour combination for you, but it works. Thank you Sue.

Well I think my all expenses paid holiday would be to Alaska to see the beautiful northern lights, something I’ve always wanted to do. Most holidays are for a few days & of course you aren’t guaranteed to see them, so this holiday would need to be longer to give myself a chance.
Well we can all dream!

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like the change of embossing between the upper and lower parts of the background. I tend to forget how effective a scoreboard can be for this.

If I had more than just a British Teachers' pension I would go back to Alaska then fly the Pacific back to New Zealand.


Zoe Moran said...

Beautiful card, love the contrast between scored and embossed. You’re always giving new inspiration lol.

I’d like to do the south island of New Zealand, we did the north for our honeymoon 15 years ago and always said we’d like to go back and do the South, the scenery looks spectacular.

Zoe x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card, I do like the two dies together.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another wonderful card and the colours are so pretty, must get my hands on some of the salmon colour! If I could choose an all-expenses paid holiday then it would have to be to Antarctica to see the penguins, coming home via a private island in the Maldives to warm up!

Anonymous said...

Didn't leave my name on the above trip to Alaska/Maldives sorry, YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Simply beautiful card Sue. I would love to go to Australia and a cruise around New Zealand, then I could also visit my daughter who lives in New Zealand xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Okay for a holiday destination I would have to pick Italy I love going there and the food is amazing. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card today sue love the colours and can be used for so many occasions thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxx I would love to repeat the cruise we went on for our 60 wedding anniversary it was so great with the telegram from the queen xxxxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
The two colours you have used are so perfect together and this is a beautiful card. For a holiday I would love to go back to the states, New York and California as we did 2 years ago and my other wish would be to the UK at the time Ally Pally is on.
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours you have chosen.
Thank you sharing.
Véronique L

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card, love Jean Z xxxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, pretty card and colours.

I think I would like to try a round the world cruise or flight .xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Lovely colours today.

So many places I would love to visit I just cannot choose!

Heather R Oxfordshire

BenteS said...

Beautiful card today, love the colours :))

sandy said...

A great card, lovely colours.
I would love to go to the Galapagos Islands. It has such a diversity of life you can find nowhere else in the world:0)

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, I would love to visit Japan as my Son has been & says it's beautiful. Yvonne xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very pretty, delicate and feminine.

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card My favourite place is Havana in Cuba as I dance Salsa BUT if no expense spared I would go to Dubai and stay in the Atlantis or the Burj Al Arab I have had afternoon tea at the Burg and loved it It’s not a picturesque place but strangely beautiful

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today and I love the soft salmon and coral colours you’ve used.
I went to the World Flower Show in New Zealand in 1996 and would love to go back for a holiday, the only downside is the long flight so there would have to be a stop off in Singapore on the way out and perhaps Hawaii on the way home xx Now you have to tell us where you would like to go and why.

Love and hugs to everyone

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a slightly unusual card today but I like it and the soft salmon and coral card is lovely.

There are still so many beautiful places in the UK that I would like to visit but with no expense spared I would love to take a leisurely journey through New England in the Fall, visit all the historic places and revel in the colours of nature.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the salmon colour of today's card and I do like the Matilda die as the size makes it ideal for smaller cards.

As for the trip, there are too many places in the world that I would like to go it is difficult to choose. At the moment I would really love to go to some mixed media workshops which are mostly towards the north of England so that would be my choice (I am a cheap date aren't I!!!!)


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card with gorgeous dies and embossing Sue
Gr Karin

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card I love the colours you've used
Difficult to decide where to go in the world so many fabulous places I would love to see I think I'd choose Australia would love to see the great barrier reef & the red centre & visit our nephew & his family who live in Adelaide

Pauline Austen said...

Afternoon Sue, unusual colour scheme for you; but I like it. What I wouldn't give to receive a card like this.

Now then; where would I go if money was not a problem. This might seem a little trite, but I would love to use it to make a real difference to the lives of the growing number of homeless
people and those families struggling to have a good life here in England. Thankfully, I've been to some lovely places.
Hugs xx Pauline

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Your card is fabulous and I love the colours, too. The Jocelyn die is gorgeous, and Matilda sets it off to perfection.
Now then, where would I go if money no object.... Whalewatching (from a small boat), and Ranthambore (tiger ) and from then on to Africa to play with elephants.
Now, you knew I'd say that, didn't you :-)

Jackie Durrant said...

I've been lucky enough to do 3 world cruises and cruises to so many other places in the world. I'd love to go back to Japan for its scenery, flowers, culture and the apple blossom and also to go back to the Alaskan inner passage to visit all the quilting supplies shops!!

sued99 said...

I love the design of this card and all the elements but am not too sure about the colour.
I’d choose NZ to see my lovely granddaughter and son. We were there last year but it’s never enough time. X

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, I'd be going to Wales, my ancestors are from there!

Lori from Canada

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely care Sue, love the dies you used and the scoring of the card at the bottom was quite effective.

I would love to travel to Japan to see Mount Fuji and enjoy the Japanese culture.

Steph Cotterill said...

Mind you Sue. I've seen a massive craft shop in Australia that sells ALL your dies (a fb buddy uploaded a photo) so rather than plan a bank heist and find someone to bail me out maybe a trip down under, does all expenses cover catching up with past dies you released, if so that maybe somewhere else to consider what do you think, would it work lol xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x love the embossing folder, it's one of my favourites x scoring the lower section really gives an elegant effect to an already wonderful card x thankyou Sue x
Really interesting question today, and really difficult as I'm not very well travelled x definitely Florida but would need a rest afterwards in the Maldives !
Theresa w in Berks xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous design, so sweet!! Love the colours you choose!

lindyloo12Somerset said...

Hi Sue, I love the delicate colours and dies for this card.

If money was no object I would love to sail to America (not keen on flying) visit Nashville as my husband and I are Country Music Fans, my husband would love seeing all the guitar shops too, whilst he was busy I could spend lots of money in the craft shops, then a visit to Dollywood, the Grand Ole Opry, and then Gracelands, we would then have a lovely long time to relax whilst we sailed home again. Only problem with that is my husband is not keen on sailing OOOOPs! said...

Lovely card Sue!
I would choose Italy and explore where my Grandfather was born,
and lived until he went to the US in the late 1890's!
Sharon in Toronto

ursula said...

I think the Seychelles or the Maldives would be lovely....two places I have not ventured to before....Oh Sue, just love your colour choice and this card is so stunning...thank you...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a gorgeous colour palette today and such a pretty card.I do like that Matilda die and the Soft Salmon and Coral card!
I would love to go to New Zealand but I am afraid I have left it too late to go that far from home. Back Problems have put paid to that!
I was lucky enough to travel to some lovely places with my job when I was younger so I must not complain!
Lesley S x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Pretty colours and a fantastic embossing folder.
I would love to go on the Orient Express and also go back to Egypt on the Nile Cruise, have been twice but didn't get to see the Cairo Museum which my husband really wants to visit.

Chris Curry said...

Another gorgeous card with gorgeous flowers. Thank you Sue xxx

CCM said...

Lovely card and colors.Glad to see a card where you used Matilda. Thanks for the inspiration.

Definitely Japan - fascinating culture, very easy to travel around, safe country and offers the most beautiful cherry blossoms.

Hugs from Toronto

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue.
I think it would be The Maldives as they are so beautiful and I believe are threatened in the future. Wouldn't suit my husband though as the peace snd quiet would drive him insane. Likes to keep busy. Xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely colours and pretty dies on this card.

There are so many places I would love to visit, so I’d have to be greedy and say a world cruise to see as much as possible. Or perhaps a cruise around the Caribbean taking in lots of smaller islands that you wouldn’t go to for a week or too....but I’d love to go to America too, and a trip to see the Northern lights would be great. I’m not sure I’d enjoy Japan, but would love to see the blossom.....a very difficult question for me.

Ann, so glad you’re hubby is on the mend. X

Love Helen xxx

stitchingranny said...

Fantastic card and in one of my favourite colours. This also shows why I love square dies so much as using the different orientations give them such different looks.

I have been lucky enough to travel to most continents though I don't do cold. I would still love to go to the Galapagos Islands though I would need a lot of help getting in and out the boats to reach them now. We love nature and this would be a real dream for both hubby and I.

What would your dream destination be Sue. You must tell us.

Hugs Helen xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue love the card and the embossing. Thanks Helen xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Didn’t have time to look in yesterday but a beautiful card. As for the question - that’s a really difficult one since I am very fortunate to have travelled to all continents and to most countries. One place on my bucket list is Iguazu Falls in South America, which I hope to fulfill within the next year or two and another is Machu Picchu in Peru, which I am very lucky to be going to in November.
Doreen R

Viki Banaszak said...

I love this card! It is gorgeous! I would love to travel in South America, Greece and Russia. So much history to see and explore.

Netty The Runner said...

Another stunning card. My dream destination would be to go on safari, love to see the animals.
Annette x

Laura O said...

Great card sue another stunner. Love the colours. Laura o Springfield

dj from kettering said...

Love the colours on this card!!

I'm rather late seeing this, but the place
I would love to go is the Antarctic!!!

Doreen x

dizy said...

Great card. Love the colours .

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Subhashini said...

Who can say no to roses? Definitely not me, love the dry embossed BG.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great combination of dies and textures.