Tuesday, 31 March 2020

I'll Stand By You

Hi there bloggers!  I started with the Tropical Background for today's card.  I cut it out of Khaki card and used Forest Moss Distress Oxide ink through the die before removing it to add accents to the leaves.  Next I cut a small square using the Double Stitched Square die set.  I added a thin green mat behind it and added it with foam to the centre of the card.  I cut the I'll Stand By You sentiment out of Soft Salmon card and added a black shadow behind before gluing it to the square.  I used two of the Flamingos from the Tickled Pink die set also cut out of Soft Salmon card.  I used a sharpie to colour their beaks black before adding wings and attaching them to the card with foam.  I cut a couple of individual leaves using the Tropical Flora die set and added them to the corner of the sentiment.  The card was completed with white and soft salmon mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue I love the effect of the tropical background die, just not a lover of such a deep green, nevertheless it's a lovely sample that looks fresh.
I may think about trying Saturday's sample but with pixie powders and cling wrap, my only concern is that I won't get enough pattern from the cling film onto the cardstock before I remove it, and the powders on the cling film maybe to wet to transfer over to another piece of card, time to get a piece of cheap card from my numerous boxes of 'bits'
I'll send my love to all and today my thoughts go to Lorraine's family at this sad time xxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a pretty and happy card, lovely too see the tropical flora that I was lucky enough to win on release and a great sentiment too.
So sad to hear Lorraine lost her courageous fight, love and thoughts to her family and those close to her.
Muriel x

dj from kettering said...

Love the salmon colour against the green on this
Sorry to hear about Lorraine,

Doreen x

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A very bold card, thank you.
My deepest sympathy to Lorraine's family
so sad at this very sad times.
Take care and keep safe Kitty.

Netty The Runner said...

Hi Due, green isn’t usually a favourite colour of mine but it goes perfectly with the salmon colour. Lovely card.
Annette x

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card.
B xx

Catherine Lyons said...

An awesome card Sue love the colour combo
Catherine v94

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card this morning.

Barbara V

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x reminds us of brighter days x thankyou Sue x
My heart goes out to Lorraines family and friends x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card the tropical leafy background is fabulous. So sorry to hear about Lorraine, my sympathy to her family and friends

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely sentiment die for this card today, it is very apt as this very stressful time for the whole world. I do hope all is well with you and your family Sue. I love the Flamingo dies as well.

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

Marie P. from Longridge said...

A gorgeous card Sue.
I have now tried using the cling film and probably wouldn't win any prizes but at least most of it was usable.
I love the Flamingo's, they remind me of my days in Florida.

My sympathy to Lorraine's family and friends
Marie P.

karenlotty said...

A lovely card I would never have thought to use a sentiment like this on a card but it’s a great idea

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

What a lovely card today ideal in this hard times that everyone is having at the moment.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day


Sharon MK

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a great feel-good card and inking through the die makes a big difference. Great sentiment for these difficult times too. Sending best wishes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do like this background die and this is such a pretty card. Such sad news about Lorraine sending love to her family. Take care everyone

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely tropical card today Sue. Those little flamingos look real. Thankyou Sue.
Sending love to Lorraines family. So sad.
Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Tressa said...

Unusual card with unusual colours. I like it.


BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely tropical card, great and unusual colour combo, but it just works. I have just ordered this die set, so this gives me some ideas. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this tropical background as it is so ornate and works really well for when the florals aren't suitable. Love the card too.


Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today. Yvonne

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the tropical background die, a lovely card

My deepest sympathy to Lorraine’s family and friends, sad news

Love and hugs to everyone

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great post and range of dies - have a bit of fun about them....

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the background is fab thank you

Pleaser stay safe love always
June horrocks xxxcccc

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love the sentiment and the dies are perfect. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely card.
Doreen R

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a lovely card Sue
Gr Karin

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I love your flamingo die but haven't used mine yet. However I hope to rectify that later this week as I have a number of family birthdays looming.
Just hope my background will do it justice.
Hope you and your family are staying safe as well as all the Wilsonettes out there.
Hugs xxx Pauline

ursula said...

Lovely card....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your tropical collection.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Pawprintx4 said...

A great card which reminds me of going to the beach and I wish I could.
Stephanie K

Suzzette Yandle said...

I find your tropical dies a lot of fun to use in making my cards. They are so expressive. I think the flamingos take on a personality all their own. LOL

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I have been missing for a couple of days. I have checked out the cards and they are all great. I do like today's almost jungle feel and the flamingos are gorgeous as always.

So very sorry to learn about Laine1972. Her cheeky comments and cat chat have been missed for quite a while now. Sending my sympathies to her family.


Marion Scott said...

A lovely card Sue
Marion S x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Fell in love with this card during the launch. It’s wonderful x
Crafty hugs to everyone x
Yvonne x

I was in a bit of a hurry yesterday when I commented and I will be honest I had not read the comments. I have since read the comments and as you will have gathered Lorraine Eastwood lost her battle with cancer last Wednesday afternoon.
Laine (as she was known on this blog), and I had become really good friends and we spoke every week. She came down to Croydon in September 2016 and we had a fantastic day out to Ally Pally during her stay. The last time I spoke to her was 16th February. Unfortunately it became clear in January that the end was in sight. She had battled incredibly bravely for over 2 years and when she was diagnosed had made the decision not to have any treatment as she had many other health issues. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. I will really miss her x

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
It's not my favourite card but as always done very nicely
Owlish Xx

CCM said...

Beautiful card, Sue. So inspiring.

Maria - Thanks.
PP- thanks for sharing more about Laine. She will be really missed by many people.

Hugs from Toronto to you all
Stay safe and healthy.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card you have given us to feast our eyes on
I’m not sure that I would go for the flamingo die as I would not use it enough to justify the cost
You take care my friend
Theresa G

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue.
Love the flamingo dies, and I found quite a few ways in which to use then. Not as much as you though Sue.
Beautiful card, with that background also.

Sandra said...

Your tropical dies are so much fun and I love the flamingo and sentiment combination!
Sandra a Smith
Queen Creek

Fikreta said...

Lovely card!