Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Sending Hugs

Hi crafters!  I did struggle getting the colour on this one to come out, so just for reference, it is powder pink, white and a sort of deep wine colour card (from my stash).  I started with the pink card and cut the Anna die into it.  I used the wine as the middle colour and cut the second die and added a piece of white as the backing once I glued the layers together.  I added a white frame around it then added it to a larger piece of wine card and added another white frame around the whole piece.  I used the centre die from the Anna set and reversed the order of the top two colours and seated it in a diamond orientation in the middle.  I cut the Sending Hugs in wine with a pink shadow and seated them in opposite corners on the outer frame.  The card was completed with white, pink and wine mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.

The Christmas 2019 die release blog launch starts here tomorrow morning at 6am and runs for the next nine days.  I hope you can join me here then!

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76 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a bright and cheerful card, Thank you.
So looking forward to your new launch.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue. Wow is it that time already, looking forward to the launch xx Hazel

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to the die launch, it's always great to see new things and gather inspiration. x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, stunning, just stunning, love the colour choices too, and the drop out from the middle of the die makes perfect little tiny petals to make a small flower.

Looking forward to the Christmas release blog launch and seeing all your samples.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue. Firstly, hope your birthday was as special as you deserved and how wonderful to see SO many "happy birthdays" here waiting for you its been far too long since we saw 90+ comments left (unless it's launch time) it would be the best thing ever if it continues after launch, it must have given you the biggest smile just as you do for us every day, today being no exception. Wow Sue the colours go perfect together just beautiful and the close up helps with that. I know you designed this collection so we'd kind of expect you to show them at your best lol but you really show them to perfection. A stunning sample from start to finish.

I noticed C&C have a one day wonder with your April frames and tags release but the synopsis actually doesn't or didn't mention it was your collection of dies so some people may miss recording or watching like I almost did had I not have seen the post of Facebook.
I'm looking forward to your launch especially all the samples you had to do whilst the sun was starting to heat up lol.
Whatever your plans have a great day and keep those nerves at bay, we already have our lists and have pre-ordered so you have nothing to be worried about lol xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
The colours look gorgeous - so pretty. Anna looks wonderful and the sending hugs sentiment is delightful.
Your Christmas die release has got to be the only time I would ever get excited about Christmas when it is still only June!
Happy Wednesday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a fab birthday. Your layering dies are just beautiful, I have a few and the make cards just that one step better. I hate Christmas so early except when they are your dies. How on earth do you think of different designs for each of your launches, I've said it before but you are the best designer I have seen. You make us all better crafters.
Hugs SNOOPY DOG 2. xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! What a stunning card, the colour combination is beautiful and the die is awesome. I’ve pre ordered all the new Christmas border sets and can’t wait to receive them. I hope you had a great day yesterday.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan on the Fosse said...

Very pretty card Sue.Love the colours together.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, hope you had a lovely birthday.
Today’s card is beautiful and the colours are gorgeous.
Looking forward to the die launch. Have pre-ordered a few, it was a difficult decision choosing because they all look stunning. Can’t wait to see your samples.
Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous Sue. Love the layering dies. I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday and got everything you wished for.
Annette x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is my type of card I love everything about it. I hope you had a lovely birthday you give us such pleasure every day when we open up your blog. Thank you Stephanie for the heads up about todays create and craft.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Great card and just love the colours too
Can’t wait for your Christmas die release, already have a few earmarked but I bet they will change or be greatly added to when we see your samples lol !!
Hope you had a fabulous day yesterday
Muriel x

ahappycrafter50 said...

Love this sample.
Belated birthday greetings - tied up with my 98 year old Mum yesterday so didn’t have time to look at blogs.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, would look lovely in any colour combination.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A striking design that has so much detail.
Looking forward to seeing your Christmas release and all your fabulous examples. X

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today. Looking forward to seeing the cards you have made using your new Christmas Dies.


Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful Anna die set & the colour combination is superb. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card today. The colours are lovely and show the Anna die off beautifully. Looking forward to your new Christmas die launch.

Barbara V

Karen Drew said...

Love the dimension on this card
Karen xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a gorgeous card in beautiful colours.

Rolf xxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card today I love everything about it

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I hope you had a fabulous day yesterday and hopefully you were very much spoiled. Beautiful card today Sue. And I am loving how you are bringing different pinks and coordinating shades to match on some of your lovely work. The Anna die looks gorgeous how you have placed it. Lovely sample. Thankyou Sue.
Well our holiday is over and we arrived home safely in the early hours of this morning. I just wish I could have brought you all a little bit of sunshine home with me. Instead I am Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you had a great Birthday.
Love your card.
Can't believe that we will be looking at Christmas dies.

karenlotty said...

Stunning and I love this colour way but other colours could easily be substituted

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love those dies and the colours you have used. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and love the colour combination. Can’t wait to see your samples of the Festive launch tomorrow. Love Jean xxx

Anne said...

Lovely overly card, Sue. Just watching Gwen - she is doing a great job showing off your dies.

Anne (Northampton)

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card and lovely colour combo.
Catherine v94

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card!
Looking forward to the launch of your Festive collection.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, Hope you had a fabulous day yesterday. Really looking forward to your Christmas launch tomorrow. Have pre ordered one or two (or 3 or 4) as I was determined to add the Angel to my order as have been collecting them from day one. Can't wait to see your sample cards.
However, back to today's beauty. Anna looks fabulous, especially in those colours.
Well, it's back to the decorating (worse luck), so no crafting for me today. Hugs xx Pauline

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning love layers and the shades of the colours popping through . Anna shines beautifully on the design and love how you have also created with background.
Really looking forward to seeing your new dies for Festive collection.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. love Jean Z xxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

A very good morning to you Sue and a belated Happy Birthday.
I love today's gift and the colour combination is superb. I use your colour combinations often as I think my brain must be without the cell it needs to choose them for myself.
I'm a little confused about some of the comments from those who have already seen the dies for your Christmas collection and wonder how to find it on my PC as I don't have a TV
I wish you well Sue.
Marie P.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I do love the Anna die set and I love what you have made with it here. Great colour choice too. Looking forward to the Christmas launch to see what you have made with the dies.


Tressa said...

Lovely card. I do like the background you have made.


Steph Cotterill said...

Marie. Joanna Sheen plus other websites show you Sue's new festive collection as does Julia's website (not 100% I'd I'm right) but definitely Joanna Sheen. Hope this helps x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
First may I wish you a belated Happy Birthday for yesterday and hope you had a lovely day.
I had a really busy day and missed commenting I am afraid.
I love your card for today and also the colour combination too.
Looking forward to seeing your lovely cards for the Christmas release!
Lesley S x

Crafty Cruiser said...

I have used this die over and over - it makes great cards, just like this one. Hard to believe it’s time for the Christmas release but looking forward to seeing all the lovely samples. Hope you had a great birthday yesterday.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, must get crafting today stash of cards is running low. I blame the weather gardening has taken preference during the fair weather days.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, I cannot wait to see your inspiration using your Christmas collection. Quite a few companies have details of the dies but it's not until you see your vision of how they can be used that you see them come to life. WakeyL

ursula said...

Very pretty card Sue, I am struggling with my few triple dies I have bought, cannot get them to look neat like yours, a case of keep trying. I so look forward to your new launch of the Christmas dies which I have seen, another amazing set....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again, Sue. Hope you enjoyed your birthday. Love, Judy M

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a most attractive card and Anna certainly shows herself off perfectly. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday and enjoyed yourself. I really don't want to think about Christmas just yet but unless I start now I will end up rushing at the end so I am looking forward to your launch to inspire me and give me the push I need to get started. :-)


Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, Great card I love the colours and lay out . Thanks so much for the inspiration I just wish I could get all the lovely coloured stock . Oh dear got so many of your lovely dies on order :) cant wait to receive them :) Hope you are feeling better . Vi from down under .x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I hope you had a great birthday! Lovely card. I like how you tease us with different card colours from your stash. I remember wanting that dusky pink you kept using ages ago.
I can’t believe it’s another launch already tomorrow, especially Christmas. However, I’ve been so cold lately it could easily be December!
Going to get ready for a Zumba class soon, that will warm me up!

Looking forward to tomorrow when you bring your new dies to life.

Love Helen xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Pawprintx4 said...

As most always I love today's card. I especially like it because I have the dies used. You color selection is very appealing also.
Christmas in June to be ready for Christmas in July. It is quite hot here so hard to get into it but I do love to see the dies come to life in your samples. I'll be making my list...
Everyone, a good middle of the week,
Stephanie K

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, this is a card and half. I love the die, and the way you've used it. The frames frame it perfectly.
I shall not be there at 0600 tomorrow, but as soon as I get up, my first action is to open your blog and be prepared to be amazed :-)

hollyberry said...

Different colours but I love them. Such a pretty card.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card I love the colour combination & the dies I'm looking forward to your Christmas launch I have a few favourites in mind to order but the list will probably change when I see your lovely samples

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Here’s another Die that I really want, stunning card and looking forward to seeing all your Christmas ideas tomorrow

Wheelybad and P in Wales it was lovely to see your comments yesterday, hugs to you both xx

Love and hugs to everyone

Geordie Jan said...

Hi sue. Gorgeous card love the colours. Hope you had a fab day yesterday x

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue, thank you. Not well so keeping it brief!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lots of layering on this design. The Powder Pink is coming through. Looking forward to your Christmas 2019 release.

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x Anna looks stunning and I love how you have done the centre x the wine is a lovely match with the pink x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue love the colour combination on your card. Really elegant. I know it is now June but still seems way way too early to think about Christmas!! I'm sure though we will all enjoy looking at your new designs xx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the dies and the colours you have used are just beautiful hope you had a great birthday sue mine was June lst my dads also great when we were all together so excited about your Christmas launch thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I hope that you had a fabulous birthday and enjoyed some delicious birthday cake.

Love the wine card with the powder pink, it looks lovely on the computer but I bet in person in it stunning. Lovely combination of dies that show off the color layers brilliantly.

Have a great day.


June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue This one is good enough to eat love it and you xxxxx

lritchie said...

Beautiful card Sue, can't believe it is time for Christmas dies! I guess it is good to have them out for "Christmas in July"!

Lori from Canada

Caroline Leach said...

Really love this set and the card is gorgeous. Loving the colour combination xxx

CCM said...

The card shows how beautiful Anna is.

Looking forward to the launch of your Festive collection. Judging by the weather the winter is around the corner. I don't know if we'll have any summer days this year.

Hugs from Toronto

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful!!

Betty McAlister said...

Lovely card Sue. Looking forward to seeing all your Christmas samples. Xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. I'm wish the Christmas launch started at midnight as i'm away tomorrow and won't get to see a computer until late tomorrow night. A

sued99 said...

Great card. Looking forward to your Christmas launch. X

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, and I think you really achieved a beautiful colour combo there. Looking forward to the new die launch. Bx

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card and love the way you have reversed the colours for the central topper. Makes it pop.

Hugs Helen xxx

dj from kettering said...

What a lovely card,

Doreen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card and a great colour combination, always think light and dark shades of the same colour work well.
Wendy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

dizy said...

Lovely card and the colours go so well with the die x

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue stunning card thanks Helen xx

Seafield Jo said...

This is gorgeous Sue. Fabulous dies and such beautiful colours.

Jo x