Wednesday 2 March 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  There is more to this one than meets the eye!  Upon first look, it seems rather simple, but I have done a bit of trimming and reassembling to create the focal element.  I started with a piece of wisteria card and embossed it with the Wild Roses folder for texture.  Next I cut six of the Fanciful Trim in white.  I sprayed each of them with spray glue and coated them with Diamond Snow and glued them to the edge of the card all the way around.  Next I cut the Ornate Frame My Friend die out of white twice.  I backed both of them with wisteria card, then cut the centres out of them to create frames.  I cut both of them with my paper cutter just past the top and bottom swirls and reassembled the two larger pieces from each of them.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached the now larger frame to the centre of the card.  I used the two smaller pieces that were leftover and attached them to create a smaller piece for the centre of the frame.  Next I cut the Zoe die in a white on white manner and cut the centre out to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment, covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, the coated it with Diamond Snow.  I seated the frame over it and trimmed away the excess.  I seated that piece in the centre of the frame to complete the focal element.  I added flatback pearls and then my usual matting and layering the finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  9 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this one!  Winner to be announced on Saturday's blog post!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

A very beautiful card.
Laine,. I'm sorry yesterday was so sad for you, but as you say your dad is now at peace. Give yourself time Hun, you need it.
Tracey so glad the chemo is over, hope you can start to feel better soon.
Hugs to Sue, Melody, Francis and Molly, miss you guys.
I am in total agreement about Hichanda p & p And Freedom club comments but C & C is going down the pan big style.
Big hugs to all on the blog who want one too.

Jan.moogie said...

Well this one is definitely a winner with me love it. What a clever way of cutting and using dies Sue, wow. Thanks for sharing, have a great day,hugs xxxxxxxxxx said...

Morning Sue.
What a lot of thought and playing went into This beautiful card.
Sue how can you part with them?.
Sometimes I make a card that turns out nicer than I thought and I keep it,mind you that isn't very often lol.
Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Gorgeous card, a very lucky winner of this beauty.
Muriel x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning giveaway card, love the style and colour
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another of your stunning creations, love it.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card and a lot of work but worth it keeping my fingers crossed.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning piece of art, I love how you utilise your die pieces into different sections & piece together to make a totally different look. Yvonne xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you Sue for another stunning card. The colour is lovely and all the prep work really pays off!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a beautiful card this one is. A lot of work in this one but well worth it. Love the way you cut in to your dies to give different shapes to use on your cards. The colours are gorgeous. Anyone would be over the moon to win this creation.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. I love the way you've cut into the shapes and utilised your dies. Such a lovely effect.
D x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous. Love everything about it.
Have a good day.

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card. Love the colours and how you have shaped dies, so clever Bug hugs Jo xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Totally stunning card, I love everything about it and there isn't even a bow!! As you say it has a lot more going on but it is definitely worth it.
Laine, sympathies for yesterday. Tracy, well done, hope you start to feel stronger soon.
I agree with the comments on Hochanda's p&p, however if you're buying more than 3 things at once a months membership is actually cheaper than one set of postage from C&C and you can then get free p&p for the rest of the month - just make a diary note to cancel membership in 3 weeks. Hopefully they'll listen to customer comments and do something about it, but it is great that they focus on the demos and guests not on the presenter. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

A very elegant card today, Sue, lots going on and such a subtle colour scheme.
Tracy - do hope you feel okay after the last cheno session.
Laine - a sad day for you, such a difficult time.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today as a giveaway, although how you can part with them I do not know, they are gorgeous, anyway I digress, I just wanted to let you know that at one stage I was dead against cutting a die cut out up but after seeing what you can do and how you can change things I have now changed my mind completely, you can do so much and at the end of the day it is just a die cut out not the end of the world - so I am a big convert.

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

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today! Just shows how versatile your dies can be. I think this one is gorgeous.
Anne M xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. It's great that your dies are so versatile. I have to take a deep breath before I cut into the die cuts, but It's worth it in the end!!
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue with lots of detail. I agree with comments on both C&C and Hochanda. Also I think Hochanda need to get their camera work right. JJxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
wow, what a beauty of a card. I love what you've done with the frame - so clever. It' a really gorgeous card.
You've got me snipping die cuts now, and I love it.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Such a lovely card today and I do love the fanciful trim.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A lovely card Sue and a clever way to create the frame xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Sue a very clever way of using the dies. Loved the way it turned out.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I love this card, it's so pretty and feminine with a lovely hint of bling-gorgeous! X

carol edwards said...

A work of Art Sue, so beautiful, delicate and pretty x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love how you find so many ways to use the dies. You are inspirational. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow this card is gorgeous, you are so talented.
I know it would never have thought of using these dies like this without you showing what can be done with them.
Thank you so much for the inspiration you give me.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, todays giveaway card is stunning, such intricate patterns on the dies. Love the wisteria card, such a soft and pretty shade. Have a great day. Bx

rosiejt said...

Love all the texture and interest on this card.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, would love to win this.


A Happercrafter6 said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the wisteria cardstock!

auscrafts said...

love this one ,the colour is gorgeous

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card, I've fallen in love with the wisteria colour and haven't used the rambling rose embossing folder for ages so that's two good things about it before we get to the dies! You really have gone to town today, it looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Tracey well done chemo over, onwards and upwards xxxx

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card Sue and so clever the way you've cut the dies.

nattyboots said...

A beautiful card again Sue , love how you use your dies .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, So so pretty. I love the colours, very delicate. I don't know how you keep coming up with these wonderful ideas, but long may it last.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anne said...

What a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Debs cards xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love all the layers, and the colours.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Nanny Jo said...

Such a pretty card, Sue. I love the wisteria colour, it reminds me of a week I spent in Venice when the wisteria was in full bloom! Jo x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Another pretty card, it's amazing how you can create a different look by cutting up the die cuts....brilliant!
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card it looks very feminine,I'm do like the way you have cue the die out twice, it looks like a die on its own, you are so clever the way you design your dies so that you can alter them in any way that they look like one
Kathy B x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, such a clever use of the dies.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, you've done some of your magic again cutting and reconfiguring the dies.
B xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love how your dies are so versatile:-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such clever cutting and absolutely no waste as even the tiny oval from Zoe could be used on another it!...


forgetmeknot said...

Hi Sue I love this one so pretty and with any luck I might just have some of the dies needed, fingers crossed. Thank you for all you cards you make and post its such an inspiration when I'm stuck for a project. Have a great day.
Sue H xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Wow - gorgeous. Soft and feminine and beautiful colour. Not been commenting much lately but you are on my mind. Sending you lots of love x
It is official - brain fog and fatigue has got to be the most frustrating and boring thing in the world!
Struggling to shake it off. Concentration levels are non existent so reading comments is beyond my mental capabilities at the moment so really out of the loop as to what has been going on with everyone. Sending you all love and hugs x
Take care all
Crafty hugs

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
"WOW" I Truly Love Today's Gift I Like Everyone Else Would "Love" To Give
This "Tremendous Card" A New Home, It's Extremely Beautiful I Love
The Very Stunning "Wisteria" Card Its A Beautiful Colour.
Fabulous Wild Rose "Embossing Folder" I Love "The Wild Rose Fanciful Trim Die"
Also"The Ornate Frame" - "My Friends Die" The Sentiment Is Just So Very Appt
"Thinking Of You"
Well Sue I've Ordered Your "Stunning Paper Pad" And A Few More Stamps
That Match Some Of The Dies, I've Already Got Also A Couple Of New Dies
I'll Possibly Purchase Another Paper Pad As Its Stunning And At A Great Price
Point Well Done......
Sue Thank You For Sharing Such A Beautiful Extremely Rich Opulent Card I Love It So Much
Your So Extremely Kind Thank You So Very Much.......
You Inspire Me Daily And I Truly Appreciate It...
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card I love everything about it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely feminine card today in that beautiful wisteria colour.
I love the way you cut in to your dies to bring us something which is so different!
Lesley S x

Wendy L said...

So pretty,lovely colour, xxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card. Love that wisteria colour.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue so many things to look out whilst reading what you have done. Such an inventive mind! Love from Jackie xx

Unknown said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a truly beautiful card and so cleverly constructed must adopt this technique of altering die cuts as the results work so well.
And after all we are creators.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, where do you get your ideas from !! Lovely card

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
I really like this card. I like the colours in it and the layout which I can never work out on my own!

iReneM said...


Love the whole look of this -
great use of dies and a lovely colour


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful pretty card using my favourite colour. I love the edging. hugs Shirleyxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and the wisteria colour is so subtle and feminine. I read your explanations very slowly so that I can digest them! You are just full of so many different ways to use your dies, it always amazes me. Sending best wishes

karenlotty said...

A very pretty card with such detail I missed the comments re p&p on Hochanda but hopefully as they're attracting the "bigger" names that they'll be able to strike a better deal

Tressa said...

Very pretty card, a lovely delicate Lacey feel to it.

Tracey S: so glad you have reached this major milestone in your treatment. I can remember the feeling of relief knowing that I wasn't going to have to do another long drive for treatment again and that this day was the begining of the rest of my life. I am going to assume that everything will be great for you from now on.


gwen70 said...

Stunning card

Unknown said...

A beautiful card, more complicated than it looks. Its great to be able to cut the dies to be able to make bigger frames, really like this one. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

My first thought was what a beautiful card.
I love the colour and the dies used.

Whoever wins this will be delighted, good luck everyone.

Lisbeth said...

Such inspiration. I always spend ages fiddling around with various dies to find the right one to fill a particular gap and never seem to remember that we can change the die cuts to fit. Thanks for sharing


Wacki Macky said...

Lovely lacy card today Sue, thank you.

The cards are getting more lacy now, or is it my imagination?

Pearl x

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Love this lacey looking card. It makes it look so elegant...
L Rosie xxx

craftynanna said...

Another gorgeous card Sue I don't know how you do it, the dies are brilliant. I have spent my quota for this month, on beautiful Sue dies of course, I hope I get some pennies for mothers day so I can buy some more. Lol. Hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Another gorgeous card Sue I don't know how you do it, the dies are brilliant. I have spent my quota for this month, on beautiful Sue dies of course, I hope I get some pennies for mothers day so I can buy some more. Lol. Hugs to all Johanna

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue, this is a beautiful card and so different with all your different die cuts that you have made and reassembled to make something entirely different again. I do love these wee filligre die cuts that you have put around the side of the card as they are so fine and fragile in look but add so much to the card. The wisteria card is so lovely in real life and really sets the designs of the cuts off to great effect. Thank you Sue for another cracker of a card and the inspiration that goes with it flower as it just shows that if you can be that bit brave and take the scissors to these natural beauties, what you can turn them into. I hope that you are feeling ok flower or as near to it as you can, but sending hugs your way just to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers lovely lady.
Well this is the first i have been able to get near a computer again and only because Rory is away at college, so i can see what i have been missing hopefully. we have a fine layer of snow covering our hills but with the sun shining, making us believe it is warm when it really isn't and the whisps of clouds floating across the sky it is a beautiful day. It'a lovely looking out on just the beauty of the day even if it is cold, it's almost spring with all my little narcissis out and their big brothers and sisters of daffodils poking through the ground as well. I went to visit my old school friend last night at her daughters house and spent the time hunting for a letter that her daughter had lost. This wee lassie puts my craft table to shame as there isn't one bit of floor space that i could safely stand on without doing myself an injury, lol. I have never known one wee boy to have so many ride on toys and they absolutely fill this living room and really he doesn't know what to play on first. It makes me remember both my childhood of making up games with nothing and Rory's where a big box could be anything his imagination could think up. He has been picking his courses for next years college and has picked one of them that is to do with making his imagination work. I can tell them, my boy has absolutely no need of a course to make his work as it works overtime normally anyway. He is got right into his art studies so this is another part of the course that he wants to persue which i'm glad about as he has a talent that needs that bit tweeking and encouraged. I am away to make up two birthday cards now since i have found my list so i will say bye and have a good day everyone if you can, with hugs going to everyone that could be doing with one,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Yorks butterfly said...

Gosh Sue this is amazing, so intricate, really lovely.
Have just managed to watch yesterdays Video which is great, will really have to have a go at a petticoat type card, so pretty.

granny sue said...

Very pretty card. You are so creative Sue. SueL x

dmj from kettering said...

What a lovely card, Sue, do like the idea of cutting up dies!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card to give to anyone, just love these dies. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Unknown said...

Morning sue.

Another stunning creation. I only wish I could see my dies in the way that you do and experiment with them more. I'm always scared to cut them as I don't like wasting the card. Now I can hear u say we'll try it on paper first!! Now why haven't I thought of that before!! Lol I'm so dippy that's why!! Heh heh

Well ladies thanks again for your well wishes. I'm just so tired this morning. Side effects will kick in in a few days but I'm just glad this was my last chemo so will just get on with it.

Radiotherapy starts on the 22nd till mid April then a bit of recovery time and then will look to go back to work again.
They will miss me big time as the flower dept is mine and they will be heaving by now with products if someone hasn't killed them lol
Last time I was in my store manager wasn't happy as it was down 25% in sales down to the dept not being looked after. Glad to know I'm being missed lol

Love to all xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A very ornate card today. I love it.
Well done Tracy!
Evis M.

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour of this card it's gorgeous!!!
It's snowing here : (
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
what a beautiful and elegant card again... an unusual size I guess which looks stunning!!!
Rolf xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning,Sue, beautiful card for us today.
A lot of work but well worth it in the end.
Must treat myself and get some wisteria card it is lovely.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Live the size of this card and the colour , a very elegant classy card. Take card, Ivy c x

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! xxx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

A beautiful card which I would love to win so that I could send this to my mum who is recovering from a stroke.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card. I would love to win it.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Paula said...

Another very pretty and feminine card Sue, and another one using a favourite colour of mine, you're spoiling me!! :) For some silly reason I always think you've made a card with me in mind when you use favourite colours of mine, then I remind myself I'm not the only one who likes blue, lilac, turquoise or any shade in between.
Paula x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous card today, love everything about it.
Thinking of you.
Love to all, Maureen xxxx

fame01 said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely card so elegant completely stunning
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxxxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is stunning love everything about it.
take care
Wendy xx

Helen E Jones said...

Hi Sue love the design and the colour of the card

Sister speaking said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card it reminds me of an o!d Victorian handkerchief box of my mother's.
I finally found the large elegant sentiments you have been using on the cards recently and am awaiting delivery .I see you have a new show on 1st April l will certainly be tuned in. Thanks Sue

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful dies and colours you have used. Very pretty and feminine.

Bejay said...

What a pretty card, Sue. I do love it when you start tinkering with your dies to create a different look :).
Just what is going on with C&C? I see another of their long time sellers, Crafter's Companion, has jumped ship to join Hochanda. I don't really like the charges on Hochanda and although they still need to pick up on their presentation, I think the Craft Channel has more reasonable charges...and I think their club has a one off payment, not monthly like Hochanda. It really puts me off when I see these television craft channels charging so much more for goods than you can find online somewhere. They are good for seeing what you can do with the products but sadly, I have to be desperate to buy from them any more.
I hope you are all inside well away from Storm Jake. He's really working hard here in my part of Cornwall. Next door's doormat has just flown across their garden and the two wheelie bins went down like an explosion just now!
Why on earth are they saying that yesterday was spring? It doesn't start until the 21st and it's way too cold to be spring yet. All the better for staying in and crafting though.
Happy windy Wednesday everyone.
Bejay x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I had a very busy day yesterday so only just caught up with yesterday's card which was beautiful I love today's card too it's very detailed & so pretty I love the wisteria colour

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I had a very busy day yesterday so only just caught up with yesterday's card which was beautiful I love today's card too it's very detailed & so pretty I love the wisteria colour

Suebak said...

There's certainly a lot to this card, however due to the subtle colours used you would never guess there was so much detail on it, until you look closely.

Susan x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow - simply gorgeous! A lot of work, but worth it for this beautiful result.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Your card is stunning. So much detail and interesting elements. PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY...Jan D., Florida, USA

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another pretty card today sue x its beautiful x I love the wisteria card its even more gorgeous in the flesh x thankyou so much sue for your inspiration and for giving me a kick up the backside by reminding me that it is ok to cut into my die cuts no matter how much it pains me !!!
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

DeCor said...

This is lovely card Sue. It is so dimensional looking and each time I look at it I see it differently. Thank you again for this.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Beth T said...

I love the vintagey feel of this card. Very pretty-i love all the layers and details.
Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
A very prety card
Margaret xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. A very clever use of the Ornate Frame My Friend die, I like the use of the Fanciful Trim and the pretty colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jean said...

Simply lovely!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so delicate and pretty and what a lovely colour wisteria is.

Hugs to all stay safe in this awful weather.

Annx without an "e"

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Very pretty card and love the colour.

I love the fanciful trim die and it works so well on this card.

Lol Barbara W xx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! Awesome piecing job with the focal point!!! You always amaze me when you do this! TFS!

Sparrow said...

I had to smile when you said that this looked simple at first glance. It reminded me of the rolled eyes I get when I said, lets start with this simple card. Thank you for cheering me up on this cold and wet day.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lot of work has gone into this card but so worth it, it's beautiful

Laine sending you special hugs after your sad day yesterday

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

What a delightful card. Would suit a special birthday. In the UK this weekend we have Mother's Day, and I think this would make a lovely card for this occasion.

Thanks for all the inspiration you share with us.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue.
Rosemary xx

gailgale said...

Very lacy and beautiful!!!
I love this card!!!

terrie said...

Great looking card....I like the lacy look of this card....well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and color. I like how you used all the dies to make them look different.
Yvonne N.

Anonymous said...

My favorite color used on this beautiful card give away. This is a great design, as they all are. Thanks for the chance to win it. Sue, you are still in our prayers as you continue to mourn for the loss of your mother. I don't know what you called her, mom, momma, mum. It doesn't matter, though. She was the one that knew you always, and that's hard for a long time. But it will get better. You're loved by so many. Myra from Florida

Laura O said...

lovely card Sue Laura O said...

Very pretty Sue - lovely colour combo! Susan x

newbie85 said...

GORGEOUS card, Sue! I love the wisteria and white together!!! That's one of my fav colors! Pretty neat how you cut your dies to put them together to make new ones!!! You always come up with the neatest ideas and prettiest cards!!!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Yesterday morning I watched your video and loved the petticoat effect on that gorgeous card but got called away before I could read the comments and comment myself. Sorry!
Today's card is also too gorgeous for words! Love, love, love the lacy look and the beautiful colors!
Laine, sending you sympathy and big hugs.
Tracy, congratulations on finishing your chemo and I hope the next phase of treatment goes quickly!!!
Alison, so glad that Scamp is getting better and I hope you are not losing any more sleep.
Wheely Bad, I pray that the new doctor can help you!
Yvonne G, I hope you feel better.
Norah, I love your way with words. You always make me feel like I'm standing next to you seeing what you see.
Healing and comforting hugs to all!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card today and very feminine. Would suit old and young alike. Just beautiful.

hotpotato said...

Beautiful card Sue. x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a beautiful card this is.
I love the detail and texture you have in it.
The colours are so pretty.
I couldn't follow your explanation very well as I couldn't remember what the dies look like before you said you cut them down. However it's such a pretty card it doesn't matter.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Sherry said...

Beautiful card!! it kinda of reminds me of lacy collars my aunt used to crochet!

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card shows how versatile your dies are. Hugs Theresa xx

sandieann21 said...

A lovely card I think the wisteria card is my favourite.

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - this is a very lovely card, and you are so patient in how you can put all of these things together. Thanks for sharing it all with us, hugs Gilly x

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue. And very intricate looking. :)
Pat Platt xxxxx

Lyn Hone said...

What a lovely card This has given me inspiration to look at the versatility of my other dies!! Thanks for sharing!!

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue very preety the dies are so beautiful thank you sue
Love June Horrocks xxxx

Lesley said...

Lovely card. Awful day here so it is nice to have such a lovely card to cheer one up. Ordered your paper pad from Julia today so looking forward to getting it although I hate cutting into new paper pads.

Susie H said...

Hi Sue,
As a relative newcomer to cards, I really look forward to seeing how you use your dies and this is certainly no exception.. I love it!
Thank you for all you do to help someone like me get hooked!!

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card today using chopped up dies. Like others I'm not good at seeing the possibility of doing this to my die cuts but from today will look at them much more closely to see alternatives. Thank you for your inspiration. X

ursula said...

Very very pretty Sue, I love an outline made with fine dies like you have done, also your idea of cutting die cuts and piecing them together is wonderful, have tried it a few times now...thanks for that...luv Ursula xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card so much that if I had made it I wouldn't want to give it away! Love the wisteria and such clever use of your dies.

Laine - sorry for your sadness yesterday, hope some kitty cuddles and crafting helps. Is your mum still poorly?
Lancashire Steph - glad the market was good to you and I hope you have treated yourself to some Sue dies.
Tracy - phew! that's the hard part done and dusted, the radiotherapy will seem like a walk in the park after chemo.
Yvonne G & Wheely Bad - hope you are both feeling better very soon.


Lorraine Freeman said...

Hello my friends.
Sue, a really beautiful card today. Someone will be very lucky to win it.
Tracy, Congratulations on finishing chemo. I hope the next stage is not too hard on you my dear xxx
Laine, massive huggles my dear.
Yvonne, I hope you get to see a really good doctor very soon as it seems so unfair that your life is so ruled by your migraines.
Well I am feeling very sorry for myself as my costochondritis is flaring. I am in so much pain that all my pain killers don't do their job. Not made my Mum's card yet either or got her present.
Sending love and hugs to Sue and all my other blog friends xxx
Wishing good things to all

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Just one word to describe today's gift - Stunning.

Many hugs coming your way this Wednesday xxx

liz spooner said...

This card is gorgeous Sue, love those colours. Thanks for the inspiration.xx

Janet Wilson said...

Another gorgeous card!

Jane Franklin said...

A lovely card for us today. Thank you Sue.
Best wishes jxxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card, so soft and feminin. You really know how to show off those dies, they are so pretty. Zoe is my favourite. Beautiful dies make beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration Sue. Have a great day.

jane said...

Hi Sue
I really must say what a beautiful card , you dies are so versatile and can be used so nicely together . I wish I had your design skills are limitless as is your creative skills.
Take care and have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the wisteria colour, it's so pretty.
Love the way you cut & rearrange your die cuts to make so many different combinations of styles which always looks amazing.
Stunning & would be suitable for so many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

lritchie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card as usual, love the wisteria, you sure know how to work these dies and show others how versatile they really are.

Lori from Canada

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today. Don't you just love Diamond Snow and diamond Sprinkles. Love the colours you've used as well.

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning card - love everything about it!

in Sheffield

Theresa said...

very pretty and intricate. loving the border around the outer edge, hugs xx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a stunning card there is so much very intricate detail - it's absolutely gorgeous.

Love Brenda xxx

Sally-Ann Huson said...

Your card is stunning Sue. I really like how you use your dies in a way that goes beyond the first glance - it opens up a new world of possibility. Love the card colour combination.

Unknown said...

Stunning card and beautiful use of the die. Love the colours so soft

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Today's card is an absolute stunner whoever wins this one is a very lucky person
Good luck folks
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Val.S said...

Wow,Sue,a truly stunning card, just gorgeous!

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card, I love it !
Hope you taking care of yourself, It's a bit
colder here then Florida :-)

Laorrain F, take care. Wish you feel better soon.
Yvonne, take it easy and just rest. Not much else to do
when you are so tired, very frustrating when your head
want to do thing but the body can't/ wont.
Wheely bad, so glad seeing you name for a Sue card but
sorry to see you still is bad. Hope this new doctor will
be able to help you out asap.
Very sad day for you Lorraine yesterday. Sending you
some warm hugs and you take care now and your mum.
So pleased for you Tracy that, no more chemo. hugs
Hugs, special ones to anyone who need one and to my
very special friends. I have plenty to give.
Take care if going out.
hugs Maria x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue.

Stunning card, so pretty and feminine.

Laine big hugs, I hope your ok x

Yvonne, well done to your George now you have your very own taxi driver. I hope your better soon x

Lorraine sorry to hear your not to good I hope the pain eases soon x

Linda xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, beautiful colours. Going to SECC tomorrow with another couple of your dies in mind. You and that John Lockwood have a lot to answer for.Your designs, his demos.. My moneys running away faster than the sand in an egg timer.
Lorraine - Scotland.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, beautiful colours. Going to SECC tomorrow with another couple of your dies in mind. You and that John Lockwood have a lot to answer for.Your designs, his demos.. My moneys running away faster than the sand in an egg timer.
Lorraine - Scotland.

Unknown said...

Well I can't buy from Hochanda, so at least I'm not tempted by those shows, unless I go looking for an alternative supplier. Love the card though Sue, as always, you never fail to produce a beautiful card. I don't know how you do it.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Oh such a lucky person who wins this gorgeous master piece.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Anonymous said...

What a clever way of using your dies Sue, in the past I have been hesitant to cut up die cuts, but thanks to you am more adventurous now, thankyou for sharing your great ideas
Marlene O xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card and I love the Fanciful Trim die,not payed to much attention to it before but you've once again opened my eyes.

Unknown said...

Sue, This is Stunning! I can see this was not a simple card! Very elegant and I love the colors!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous card! The Fanciful Trim is so very delicate looking and lovely. It reminds me of tatting my Great Aunt Etta would make. She tried to teach me to do tatting, but alas my knots would not slide. There is a lot going on with your card. Today, I put together my first recessed center card with a build up of the sentiment tag. I like it alot. I found it was more difficult to do this recessed area without making my card larger than the 5 x 7 card I usually make. One needs more layers to get the visual effect. I tried a second card trying to stay within my 5 x 7 inch size. I was able to get a less recessed look, but still got a look of depth by inking one white layer on the edges with the secondary color I was using. Gotta fool the eye! I used a varity of your dies on my card design. Your dies cut out so nicely. I am very pleased with the quality of your dies.

Janice E Brummett said...

Beautiful card! So lacy and elegant. I want this die, no "need" this die. lol

Sandy H said...

This is such a pretty card. Love the wisteria colour though I don't have any yet as I need to use some of my card mountain before I buy any more.
Take care everyone.

Unknown said...

Ingenious Sue! What a clever and beautiful card.

Barbara (C) said...

A beautiful detailed card especially as Wisterias is one of my favourite colours! Lots of components to your card today Sue but how beautifully it all works together

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours and the way you have created the focal element.
Thanks for sharing,

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card and stunning colours Sue


June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue I love it thank you so much xxxxxxxx
June Horrocks xxxxx

HeliW said...

What a beautiful card - I love the colours too. Would be so happy to win this ��
Thank-you for sharing your ideas & tips with us. I am just starting out with my fies, so it really is helpful!

HeliW said...

Dies not fies lol!!

nzillingworth said...

hi sue
fabulous card diamond sparkle and the embossing folder are the best bits
born again spellbinder
nadine hug xxx

Anonymous said...

OMG, this card is stunning, i love the colours and composition, so feminine, lacy and pretty. Thank you for sharing, you truly are a talented lady by Lianne Morrison

Dawn Holben said...

I really love this one Sue, I love the layering and the colour.
Wisteria is such a nice colour and who ever wins this one will be one very lucky person.

Berina RGA said...

Such an elegant card! Love the ornate die cuts!! Gorgeous!!
Moxie Craftie

Eunice said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the Wisteria color. Fast becoming my favorite!!!

Tami Grant said...

A gorgeous card Sue. The lace adds so much elegance. The color you used is one of my favorites.

Unknown said...

Love this colour card and design is wonderful

Yes pleaseee I would LOVE to win this


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and I love the colour.
Susan x