Sunday, 22 November 2020

You Brighten My Day

 Good Sunday morning all!  I started this card by embossing a piece of white card with the Leafy Forest embossing folder.  I added colour to the folder using Distress Oxide inks with a smoothie.  I used a very light dusting of Gathered Twigs for the trees and Crushed Olive for the leaves and Tumbled Glass for the sky.  Next I used Blue Wisteria Opal Polish onto a piece of white card and allowed it to dry.  I cut a white oval using the Double Stitched Oval die set and added it with foam to the opal polish piece (white I cut out with an oval die too).  I used a branch from the Cherry Blossom Frame and glued it to the bottom of the oval.  I added Spun Sugar ink to the flower buds.  I cut the flying bird and the nest and eggs from the Robin Family die set and glued them in the oval.  I cut the You Brighten My Day in white and glued it to the top part of the oval.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 1/2"  in size.      All for now, Sue x


hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

Clai01 said...

Lovely card x

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh Sue you know that special feeling you get when something really pretty and beautiful loads and you just can't help smiling, well this gives me that feeling of happiness hope and to try and just for a little while put aside what has been a tragic awful year and concentrate on the warmth of the UK summer with its blue sky, blossom and new life. Very few of us really know each other in real life but as a strong group of 50+ woman here plus you Sue we've supported each other's feelings and been here every day throughout this weird and frightening year, you've given us some stunning samples Sue but this is the one that gives hope, its absolutely beautiful and one I'll come back to every so often during today. I know I always ramble on in my comments but I'm known for going on and on lol I can't appreciate anything with just a few words as you've all gathered, I'm sorry lol, please everyone take care and STAY SAFE AND KEEP CARING xxx ❤ said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is such a beautiful gentle card.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

June Horrocks said...

This is beautiful sue I love the robin I know they fight like mad Sometimes but love em anyway I have the die so. I’ve made my mind up to
Use it this christmas your card is beautiful sue thank you stay safe my friends love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well Sue what can I say, you have certainly brightened my day with this beautiful creation I love it, and is perfect for any gender. I am going to have a go at this one. Thank you so much for sharing.

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

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Another beautiful card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 MK

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is soothing and calming in these horrible times. Stephanie I don't think you ramble on you say what we are all thinking.This blog has kept me going and I will always be grateful to you all.Take care everyone x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card SUE I wish I could get better results with any of the polishes

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card that will bring a smile to everyone’s face! The sentiment is so uplifting!
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card and it certainly has brightened my day. Thank you
Marion S x

dj from kettering said...

Love the shimmer on the card, so restful. Don't worry,
Stephanie, I for one, enjoy your ramblings each and
every day.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, so gentle and relaxing and also very pretty. The robins are lovely.

Barbara V

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
I overslept this morning for sure. My alarm that screams loudly, flashes a blue light and has a bed shaker that is under my pillow , was set for 6a.m. as usual and didn't actually wake me till almost EIGHT.
Your card for today Sue is absolutely fabulous with it's promise of spring and I will go back to it between each job that I've set for myself today. Thank you Sue and all who comment on your posts.
Marie P.


Owlish said...

I think it's safe to say that you have brightened our day today, it's a brilliant idea for your card and your colours great inspiration.
Owlish Xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love the scene you have created. Have a good day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue...What a beautiful card ... A lovely spring time theme and a beautiful little bird. Giving us all hope for a better new year. I love your card today Sue. And most of all you have given us all a cheery start to our Sunday morning.Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

STEPHANIE you can ramble on as much as you want for me. I love your rambles they are like a blog soap opera ( in the nicest way) and we are your audience. But the one thing that is true is for most of us who visit is ... this blog has saved us from going in sane ... Each one of us have things that have gone on in our lives and the lockdowns for some have been horrendous....but this wonderful group have given hope and pleasure to each other and we thank you Sue and everyone for this ... Stephanie ... This rambling on is catching 😂😂😂

Beryl said...

Beautiful card. Great for mens' cards.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really different , but very lovely card. The little birds are so great for many different types of cards. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly beautiful card today with your beautiful Robin. Yvonne xx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone well your card has certainly brightened my day and its just what I needed as I'm having a bit of a rough time at the moment, so I thank you 😊 xx
Steph I enjoy reading your posts as I do everyones, and for me you certainly don't ramble on, carry on being you 😉 xx
Back to the card, I love robins as it makes me feel like my dad is nearby and they are such beautiful little birds. The Embossing folder is fab too and I live how you've shaded it Sue. I dont believe I've seen this one before.
Anyway thank you to everyone for cheering up my morning hugs Donna xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely all occasion and any gender card.
Doreen R

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card. Love the embossing folder and the lovely robins. It helps me look forward to springtime and the birds building their nests.

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

Great card for many occasions...luv Ursula xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
You brighten our day everyday with your beautiful cards. I’m so tempted by the robin family but I’ll have to resist, well at least until after Christmas !

Love and hugs to everyone

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue,
We couldn't have put it better ourselves.YOU always brighten our days Sue. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful cards everyday is a real tonic. Better than any prescription.
We have a pair of robins in our garden who are delightful to watch especially when the blackbirds try to chase them away. So, I will hope that Santa Claus brings me the robin die.(Yes, other birds are available)lol,
Roll on Springtime. Now who's rambling?
Gorgeous card Sue. Hugs xxx Pauline

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very bright and cheerful card you have for us today which would be really great for springtime. Love the effect you have created to show how the sun is shining. Thanks for cheering us all up today.


Eunice Astle said...

This card makes me wish for spring!!! I have had enough of snow and it is only November!!!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card and I think it would brighten the day of anyone who received it.

Steph - carry on just as you are, we all enjoy your 'ramblings' :-)


Lynne L said...

Hi SueOh what a lovely card full of the Joy's of Spring Sue assomany othershave said your daily blog brings joy and delight to us all every day so a huge Thankyou
Stephanie I always enjoy your comments and look forward to reading them every day so keep them coming!
Take care everyone

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x I haven't seen the embossing folder before, it looks brilliant x I love how you have coloured the sky, it really shows of the cherry blossom and Robin dies x thankyou Sue x
Steph , I love reading your posts everyday, don't ever change x
Stay safe and keep crafting x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

sued99 said...

This card would brighten anyone’s day and, as others have said, our days do need brightening. Every time I try colouring over an embossing folder I am far too heavy handed. Just can’t get that right!! X

Betty McAlister said...

A lovely card Sue. Like Sued99 above I struggle to find a soft touch for my colouring but yours is of course perfect. Lovely sentiment xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card design Sue colours are perfect for the subject not got these dies but may have to consider putting them on my Xmas list.
Please take care my friend
Theresa G

lindyloo12Somerset said...

I loved this card, it looks so delicate and pretty!

CCM said...

So cute and lovely! Thank you Sue, for brightening our days!

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a lovely card, it soothes the soul.