Friday, 28 June 2019

Many Thanks

Hi bloggers!  I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Circle Illusion folder for the background.  Next I cut the Tina die using black as the top layer, Iris as the middle layer and white as the backing and glued it to the left side of the card.  I cut the Petunia Flower Square using two pieces of white card stacked on top of each other.  The top one gave me the outline and the bottom one gave me the image to colour.  I used Shaded Lilac for the flower and shadowed it a bit darker around the edges, then used Forest Moss for the leaves.  I added a piece of sticky adhesive sheet, then placed the die outline over it in place.  I covered the remaining sticky adhesive with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I matted it with a thin black mat and a larger square cut from the Double Stitched Squares.  I mounted it with foam slightly over the border and added the Many Thanks sentiment cut in black with a white shadow below it.  The card was completed with white, black and Iris card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.

As for my guilty pleasure, that is a bit of a hard question to answer as I have quite a list (I know, I'm bad! LOL), however, I think that top of my list would have to be sitting outside on my patio with my ipad and looking at Pinterest!  I love to just see where it takes me, from home decor to healthy recipes, to fashion and of course anything crafty!  I can spend hours if I am not careful!  Add into that some white chocolate and I am in heaven! LOL   All for now, Sue x

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Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh I love this.
The Flower Square dies are wonderful on their own but adding Tina gives the Petunia a whole different look and adds another layer of interest.
Love the colouring/glitterbitz - beautiful x
Well you were doing so well with your Pinterest/patio scenario. How virtuous I thought! How healthy I thought! Then came the white chocolate. Lol x
It is promising to be another gloriously bright and sunny day so Happy Friday everyone x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

June Horrocks said...

The Tina die is very pretty sue and the colour you have chosen to colour your flower is great love the sentiment thank you
Love june Horrocks xxxxxxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty mixture of dies, from the new mix of layering to the 'older' not older but I hope you know what I mean, but the beautiful square flower which doesn't look out of place and really catches your eye a brilliant idea Sue.
I know what you mean about time flying away from you when you start flicking through the internet lol how can it happen that you start browsing and you look up and it's dark !!
on that note have a lovely day whatever you're doing xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
The square dies are a real favourite of mine, love the way you have added the Tina die too.
Jan x
Enjoy your day

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colour. Arh yes Pinterest many days lost on there xx Hazel

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really striking card, love the combination of dies and the minimal use of colours with the white. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, I do love the flower squares.
I know what you mean about Pinterest, a great time waster. I even have emails from them sitting in my inbox of things they think might be of interest to me. I keep them just in case I have a spare bit of time, lol.
Marion S x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, oooh I love this card, it is so pretty.
Enjoy your day everyone. Hugs xx Pauline

Clai01 said...

Nice to read up on guilty pleasures from all, super card to brighten up and start the day x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card. I understand how easy it is to get carried away with looking at things on your iPad, I spend many an hour doing the same! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning.. The way you have shown off the beautiful dies and the lovely colour of the flower all make a beautiful picture.

Barbara V

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful bright & cheery card today.Yvonne xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a pretty card this morning with so many different elements on the design. Its always a pleasure to see your creations and the results you can get with your dies. I do love the flower squares and love how you have added sparkle to petunia and how you have made a smaller die make a larger card.
I know what you mean about Pinterest , I enjoy having a peep each morning .
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Catherine Lyons said...

A striking card love the combination of colours .
Catherine v94

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue
Another stunning card, love the petunia colours and Tina gives a great border feature.
I was pleased to see that I'm not the only chocoholic!!! I also spend far too much time on my tablet, but forgot to mention that! Oops!x

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card today, really lovely.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, the colours on this sample are amazing, I love these Petunias and also the background layers, perfect as always.

You work so hard so sitting relaxing and eating white chocolate is the perfect way to do that and so well deserved xx

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the flower square dies and Tina adds another layer of interest.
Pinterest can be a time thief, it is mesmerising.
B xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue beautiful colours, flowers and mixture of dies. I always enjoy the flowers. I too forgot about Pinterest, it takes you from one place to another on so many topics.xx

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a beautiful card with so many interesting aspects. I agree with you about Pinterest, very time consuming but very enjoyable. Sending best wishes

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning Sue. I just love petunias. I love how they trumpet out and then dance so gently in the warm breeze...and you have captured the colour perfectly. Thankyou . Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds. x x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am starting to fall for these flower dies,I didn't think I would get much use from them how wrong can you be. Welcome back Yvonne.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card.


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Lovely card I like the way you've made the petunia with some sparkle & Tina is a perfect partner Oh yes Pinterest is a favourite of mine too!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card..

BenteS said...

Beautiful card with lovely colours.
The Petunia Flower Square is a great die :))

dj from kettering said...

These square dies are all so lovely, and who
mentioned chocolate!!!!

Doreen x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely card. And who amongst us hasn’t spent hours on their iPad - which is what I’m doing now - but this time it’s fruitful and time well spent!
Doreen R

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card and how lovely to be able to make a small card into a big one. I don't have the die for this one (Unless it's amongst those I haven't yet looked at lol)
There are so many aspects to it that start the crafty juices flowing.
Thank you Sue and I hope you get time today to sit on your deck eating white chocolate.
Marie P.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card in beautiful colours! I’m the same with my iPad and Pinterest!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love it. love Jean Z xxxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card and I like your different treatment of the flower square, I will have to try this one. Take care your chocolate doesn't melt in this warm weather :-)


CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue :)

ursula said...

A petunia of my favourite colour, stunning card, incorporating the triple layer die on the edge....luv Ursula xx

Aremgee said...

Wow! Isn't this lovely? I can see it working in so many colourways. Another winner.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the flower squares are my favourite dies, love how you’ve mixed it up with one of the triple layer dies too. I know what you mean about losing time looking at Pinterest but not white chocolate, for me it has to be dark and the darker the bettter

Love and hugs to everyone

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifullll Sue
Gr Karin

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
That's a lovely card, I love the way you've used Tina with Petunia. And the colours, heavenly. (referring to your guilty pleasures).

Scottydog said...

Lovely card showcasing the beautiful petunia with the added interest of the embossing folder & Tina. They all work so well together.

Well Sue, think you have covered most guilty secrets as most of us seemed to go for food or crafts, you just combined the two!

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card Sue, the Petunia is very striking.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely collage of color, designs and textures. I adore your Circle Illusion folder. Thanks for sharing your "guilty pleasure" with us here on this site. Sounds like a relaxing way to spend some time. The white chocolate sounds like a great idea. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Just to say thank you my die arrived from the blog giveaway
Elizabeth Bennett
Guilty pleasure having time to myself
Ps I could have swore I commented this morning when the mail arrived

CCM said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! Love it.

Hugs from Toronto

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the flower frames they make such beautiful cards....

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card I love your flower square dies.
Love Lynda xx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Such pretty colours. X

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Sorry, I am a bit late tonight. Love that border die so much, maybe because of the colours you have chosen.
I took delivery of my Paula die today which I won in the last launch. Can't wait to go and have a play. Thank you very much


Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful petunia square with bling - love it. The flower squares are just so versatile and look great with the ‘bewer’ Dies too
Muriel x

ahappycrafter50 said...

Very classy.

Pawprintx4 said...

I am waiting on my Christmas dies and I got the poinsettia square. I am going to make a Christmas version of your card today. Very pretty petunia card.
Stephanie K

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue beautiful card. Thanks Helen xx said...

Hi Sue.
So pretty Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is wonderful and i love the colour combo. Really brings out the beautiful dies x

June Ballenger said...

Beautiful card I love the blues xx

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