Thursday, 19 September 2019

Happy Birthday

Hi bloggers!  Yes another Penelope card!  I started with the Brambled Rose embossing folder to add some texture to the coconut white background.  I used the Zigzag borders to cut two white strips and one Iris card strip.  I glued them on to a piece of black card, then used the zigzag borders on either side to cut them out leaving a thin black border around them.  I added them across the bottom of the card.  I used the Happy Birthday sentiment cut in Iris card and added to a white shadow backing.  I glued it onto the zigzag borders on the right side.  For the focal element on the top of the card, I cut the Penelope die top layer out of white, the middle out of Iris card and backed it with a black backing.  I added it onto the larger backing which I cut in white.  I cut the Betsy die in white and layered it on top of the Penelope die with the centre stamped with my sentiment in black.  The card was completed with white, black and Iris card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2"  in size.  All for now,
Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gosh this samples looks amazing, I love the zigzag border which really finishes off the card lovely, and of course Penelope, star of the day.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the Penelope die. The colours are gorgeous and the zig zag border finishes the card off great.

Barbara V said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another very pretty card.
Thank you it was a great show yesterday.
The tv is all set for today.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I do love the depth of the embossing the Rambling Rose gives, so tactile and perfect for someone with compromised sight. The whole design looks fresh and clean. Looking forward to my SW fix today the perfect excuse or reason to stop for a coffee break lol.
Have a fun day Sue xxx

Stella Munn said...

What a beautiful card. This colour combo is a favourite. Thank you Sue x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this s a gorgeous card with a great design Sue

gr karin

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and great colours. x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I don't have the zig zag die yet but it is high on my list of must haves. This is a lovely card.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Love the colours you’ve used and your design.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely combination Penelope die, Zig-zag die and Rambling Rose embossing folder.My favourite colours too makes this a simply gorgeous card.
Jan x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Another Penelope card you say - seeing as she is so lovely it’s allowed!
The iris colour looks especially stunning with that pop of black setting it off. The zig zag border is such a versatile die for so many cards. It compliments any of your other dies and is equally fabulous used as a feature on its own.
I watched the whole of your show yesterday, uninterrupted and it was so good to see you back. As always you were brilliant. 2pm today has been set aside for another hour of pleasure and I can’t wait x
Happy Thursday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning and love the choice of colours, adding the hint of black really brings the design together. The depth in the detail of the rambling rose embossing folder works beautifully with the zig zag die.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Beautiful card and colour combinations and you were right Steph about the texture of the background . The whole card comes together beautifully.
Have fun.
Marie P.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card that looks very different from yesterday's despite both featuring Penelope. The addition of Betsy disguises Penelope very cleverly!x
Janice K AC Bucks

Catherine Lyons said...

A lovely card Sue and that border really fi ishes the card so well.
Catherine v94

TDQ Karen said...

It's a blue week love the colours and the zig zag pattern

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue, looking forward to your show today
Marion s x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today the zig zag looks great

Sending love ad healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

June Horrocks said...

The card is beautiful sue very pretty and the zig zag boarders finishes it off brilliantly I loved your programmes yesterday you seemed to have a great time too
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue the Happy birthday die looks really good against the zig zag dies. The colours are really striking and I like the rambling rose background too . Great shows too xx

June Ballenger said...

Morning all beautuful card Sue I love tbe zigzag element xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card I love the diagonal border

DeCor said...

I too really like your zig zag border. The wider color in the middle sets it off brilliantly. A lovely card

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the card, dies, embossing folder and colours used!
Hugs x
Heather T

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the zigzag border die, really does make an impact on the card. Beautiful colour choice too. Love Jean xxx

dj from kettering said...

Love how the black makes the colours pop,

Doreen x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh I love that rambling rose embossing folder too and of course, the blues.
Will try and catch you online, had trouble with catchup yesterday, said it was your show and it was something else (pretty boring too lol )
Muriel x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very fresh & clean card today. Yvonne xx

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Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Well i woke up in my most favourite place in the world this morning. After a full day of travelling yesterday we are up and out in the glorious sunshine.
Todays card is beautiful Sue. Its my husbands birthday today and my sister made his card using the zigzag dier. Fabulous dies used. Thankyou. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card this morning, I love the zigzag border die and its on my long list of must have dies. Setting the recorder now for today’s show

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue lovely card love the zig zags i dont have that die (amazingly) lol Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. The more I see the zigzag border dies used, the more I appreciate them.


Scottydog said...

I like the way you have used the zig zags as a finishing touch, lovely card - as usual! Thank you Sue

Away at the moment, Wi-fi a bit iffy!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Where I wasn't sure with yesterday's, love today's post - the whole composition is beautiful. The colours, dies, embossing - everything.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I just love those dies. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely gorgeous card in all respects.
Doreen R

stitchingranny said...

Thank goodness I am up to date at last. What a beautiful card for today Sue. I lover everything about this one.

Hugs Helen xxx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I love these colours too

Jackie Durrant said...

Lovely colour and design xx

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Love it love it
Owlish Xx

Karen Drew said...

Another stunning card
Karen xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well what can I say, another BEAUTIFUL card today !!! You have used the GORGEOUS Penelope die again which I love. I do like the background embossing folder you have used to. Really pretty. I am loving those Zig Zag dies and they have been on my wish list for ages. The trouble is I now have your brand new die release to choose from to. Too many choices !!! How I wish I could win the Lottery or something !!! I love the colours you have used on your card to. Thank you Sue. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Eunice Astle said...

This is a very eye catching card Sue. Love the Zigzag border die is amazing!! The more I see it the more I WANT it.

ursula said...

I just love this zig zag die together with Penelope, gorgeous embossing folder, what a wonderful combination to make a beautiful card...luv Ursula xx

CCM said...

What a beauty! Love it.

Hugs from Toronto

Suemac said...

A beautiful card.

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the colours and dies used xx Hazel

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Blue and white is so pretty. X

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the colours and the rambling rose EF is my most favourite and most used, it goes with almost everything.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Don't Penelope and Betsy work so nicely together. Not sure if I would use the zigzag border with that focal element as for me it is too heavy against the other delicate dies - sorry.


Karen M said...

Lovely card Sue,love the iris colour,
Best wishes
Karen M

Netty The Runner said...

The two girls look lovely together, and the zig zag border, I definitely need this die.
Annette x

Seafield Jo said...

This is such a beautiful card Sue. Gorgeous colours and fab layout and the embossed detail is luxurious.

Jo x

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
These colours are so so nice together another beautiful design and card Sue
Those zig zag dies look brilliant
Hope you are well Sue
Take care folks
Theresa G

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Nice card and fun with the zig zag die and Penelope.
hugs to all, Maria x

Pauline Austen said...

Sorry I'm late. Beautiful card Sue. Hugs xx Pauline

Lynda's craft's said...

Really lovely Sue the colours give a fresh look which I love.
Love Hug's Lynda xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, and especially the way you've created the focal point.

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Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and die. love Jean Z xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful!! Love the zig zag border!!!