Monday, 15 August 2016

Best Wishes

Hello crafters!  I have pulled out the vellum for today's card!  I cut the Belgian Background out of Iris card and backed it in white to begin.  I cut the background into three equal strips, added mounting foam and attached them to another piece of white card with small gaps between the sections.  Next I covered the entire background with a piece of vellum cut to the same size to soften it.  It gives you some lovely detail in the background without over powering everything. Next I cut a white on white Zurich die and removed the centre to create a frame and added foam to the back  I cut the  Triple Line Best Wishes die out of white card.  I used the negative piece and backed it with Iris card.  I added a small piece of vellum over the sentiment before placing the Zurich die over it.  I added a floral embellishment of a rolled felt flower, white tulle and some Lace Edged Leaves to the left side of the focal element.  White and Iris mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, gorgeous.
Back to work today, after 2 weeks leave, it's flown over.
Elaine, my best wishes to Andrew fir his appointment today, I hope it all goes as planned.
Julie, although you have made your decision it may still be a good idea to talk to someone who has had the op, they can help allay your fears. My friend had radical mastectomy reconstruction after breast cancer treatment and she does this with people facing the surgery.
Big caring hugs to Tina and Mick, Tracey, Wheeley, Lorraine and all who are sad, poorly or just need a hug. Thinking of our missing friends.

Wacki Macky said...

Wonderful card today Sue, the colours, shapes and composition are just fab,

Thank you so much,

Pearl xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. A brand new week, a brand new beauty to start our week with. I just love the way vellum surrounds elements with a misty, almost romantic touch, it's such a useful product.
Hope you've had a good weekend Sue, looking forward to you sharing the rest of the week's beautiful samples, helpful tips and tutorials with us. Take care xx

tracy w said...

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

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a truly stunning card today, love the idea of the vellum on it, it makes it so soft looking and the felt flower, oh I wished I could make them like this.

Well what do you think of Team GB then, we are 2nd in the medals table at the moment with the USA top, what talent we have from our own little island, it is an amazing achievement when you think of the size of USA and Japan compared to us. Those competitors deserve every accolade they can get, but not forgetting the people in the background, the coaches and mentors who are behind them and their family and friends who are with them 24x7, brilliant result to everyone.

I have ordered my tiny dustpan and brush from Julia Watts, so that is sorted thank you to everyone for the advice.

Good luck for today Elaine and Andrew, hope things go well.

Thanks for the advice Wheeleybin, will see what they want to do regarding the golf, hubby said yesterday that they might go local to here and I go to AP with my d-I-l.

Thinking of everyone, Tina, Mick, Tracey, Lorraine and anyone else who needs a hug.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card love the colour and the dies you have used and the vellum always gives it an ethereal look I think.
Nancyd xx

Pat said...

Morning Sue
I love this card, and the velum gives a lovely effect
Pat x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, beautiful colours & I love the vellum getting used it just adds another element to it. Yvonne xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card today, Sue. Love the colours and dies used and the velum just softens everything. Thanks for sharing.
D x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card today, love the idea of the vellum, really makes the die cuts softer. Have a great day all. Bx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful. The velum gives the card a lovely subtle effect
Karen xx said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
It has a dreamy touch to it.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue. Like the use of vellum, gives a nice soft look.JJxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card. I like the way that the vellum has softened the background as it's allowed the pretty floral embellishment to stand out.x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, the vellum gives such a soft look, really pretty.
Hope all the Wilsonettes with problems of whatever kind have a better week, sending hugs.

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful soft look to this card, love the addition of vellum x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, I like how the vellum softens the background. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue a lovely card today and i love the use of the Vellum.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Wow! Love the vellum. Gives a lovely effect.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card today. I love how the vellum softens and the striking flower just makes it pop. Wish I could make felt flowers like that. Marion S x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Happy Monday !!!
Lovely card today and the vellum really does soften it.
Yes well done Team GB, - They are all amazing, thank you athletes, sailors , golfers and tennis players plus all of their support and training staff.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the use of vellum. It looks great as an overlay.

I've been meaning to try colouring vellum with my colour cloud inks. I have a large stash of heavyweight vellum from my parchment-craft days. Can't see well enough to do traditional parchment work now so I gave my tools away. Kept hold of a load of vellum though because I love using it.

Have a good day all.

Annie P

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card made with the vellum, it just softens the background and if you were making a christmas card it would give it a frosty look to it. The felt flower is gorgeous, you have just reminded me i bought the wedding pack and its sitting in the draw so i think i will be making some of these today as its looking like it could be a beautiful day, so a little crafting in the garden.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Love the use of vellum and the card. The flower spray is so pretty. Love the use of felt.
Anne M xxx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Love the use of the vellum sue a great card xx

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! The Lace Edged Leaves are my favorite!

Unknown said...

Wonderful card! Love the colours and the gorgeous rolled rose in felt in that lovely colour of felt. Debra x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you have used the beautiful dies. The colours are very pretty. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card as ever Sue, liking the vellum. Thank you. Xx

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card today.
Love the colours.
Hapoy crafting

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, so pretty & love the addition of the vellum.


auscrafts said...

I like how the vellum softens the background a lovely card

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Love the way the vellum softens the background.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I love the effect of the vellum.
B xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card
Love the misty effect!


Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card today again, the Belgian background is beautiful and love the vellum too.
Muriel x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card the vellum really does make it look misty.
Jan x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a really pretty card love the colours and the texture look with the vellum, definitely going to try this out thank you Sue for your inspiration to us
Hope you all have a good day

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the Belgian background always makes lovely cards and I like the way you have used the vellum. A great idea. Best wishes

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
WOW SUE!!!!!
I Love Today's Truly Tremendous Card, I Love The Way You've
Used Your Beautiful Dies, The Belgian Background Then Covered It In
Vellum, Just Extemely Exquisite It Looks So Soft And Romantic I Love The
Triple Line Best Wishes Die Where You've Also Added Vellum, Using The Zurich Die
Adding A Flower Made Of Felt And The Truly Stunning Lace Edged Leaves.
Such A Very Outstanding Card.
I'm Sure Any Recipient Would Just Love To Receive.
Sue My Friend Thank You For Sharing
Take Great Care
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

Suemac said...

Another lovely.card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card.

A Happercrafter6 said...

My favourite background today but I didn't think of cutting it in 3. Lovely card Sue.
Fantastic Olympic results for GB. Tired this am after sitting up to watch Andy!!

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue. I love the effect of the vellum.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous, I love the colours and the beautiful vellum.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue MacFall said...

Gorgeous, Sue - love the rolled felt flower - really pretty.
Sue Mac

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card, the vellum gives it a gentle soft look. Love the felt flower.

Love Rosemarie X X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always, loving the vellum touch and the little flower is perfect.

Pam thank you for your good wishes ,it is going to be a long day as the Appointment is not until 6.15 pm .

Lorraine thank you for thinking of us , please stay strong sending you a big gentle hug.

June , Our GB Team are just the best and giving us so much pleasure .

Wheeleybin I hope you have a better day today.

Thinking of Tina, Mick , Tracey and all who need a special Hug.

Take care all
Elaine H X

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love Lavender on a card and I love the effect of the vellum.
Love Marg

BenteS said...

Just beautiful!

Barbara (C) said...

Love the effect that vellum gives. Great composition on todays card..

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card and the addition of the vellum and the felt flower makes for a really touchy-feely experience...


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Really beautiful, lovely textures

Beryl said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and what a lovely effect the vellum gives.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Unknown said...

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

Debs Cards xx

Unknown said...

Oh so pretty Sue.
Love Val in Spain xx

Kate's Cards said...

Vellum makes for a soft pretty looking card. xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a very pretty card this morning a clever way of using velum to, the flower is also quite gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, I do like this card with the vellum to soften the background it's very nice
KathyB x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and colour. love it Jean Z xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card,the vellum really looks lovely,softened the whole card,
and the colour & flower are perfect.
Best wishes
Karen M

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue.
Rosemary xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Fab flower Sue, really special. Love the use of vellum too, great start to the week.
I don't have my notebook so can't remember what to comment on sorry.
More good luck vibes for Andrew.
Thanks Wheely for the advice, I know getting cross will only get his back up and crying he can't cope with so calm is the only approach. That will take some doing. I hope you are feeling more positive my friend, hugs.
I still feel rough, thank goodness for the Olympics and wow haven't we done well. Can't imagine all the work and pain they go through, must be heartbreaking when they don't get the results.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Unknown said...

Stunning is the word sue I love it and the dies of course the vellum sooooo preety
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Pretty and girlie with the vellum giving a different dimension.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the effect of the vellum is very soft.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

hettygarlick said...

Another lovely card. I like the iris colour.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card again. Love the vellum effect and the flower. Thank you , Ivy C x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a pretty card and I love the effect of the vellum over the die. The rolled felt flower is beautiful.


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just singing to me...... I love it, everything about it (wishing now that I had added some vellum to one I'm just finishing - next time :-) )
Hugs, Rose

cr@fty said...

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

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

Such a lovely card, I love the effect vellum creates- very upmarket!!!!

Hope you are having a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. My favourite die again!!! What a clever idea to cut it into strips to create a really interesting background. Thanks for sharing


gwen70 said...

Loving the vellum effect Sue, beautiful card

ursula said...

Another beautiful card Sue, I love the Belgium Background, and this card shows it off lovely...thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful, dreamy card today! I love your use of vellum and I keep forgetting to use it.
Beautiful card yesterday too. I'm sorry I didn't comment yesterday but had a migraine which has gone now so very thankful!
I haven't read all the comments either - sorry ladies!
Congratulations to the winners over the weekend.
Congratulations to team GB too! Brilliant!
Love to all with special thanks to you Sue!
Love Myra xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a pretty delicate card today, the velum is gorgeous and how lovely to see the return of a felt flower. Such a gorgeous colour too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Elaine I hope Andrews appointment goes well tonight. Xxx
Sending hugs for Tina and Mick and at races and all who need them xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card today sue x I love everything about it and the felt flower is just so sweet I just want to squish it ! That is a big compliment by the way xxx thankyou sue for the inspiration x
Thinking of all the wilsonettes and sending hugs x
Theresa w xxx

CraftyJo said...

Love the colours :)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, love it.

Unknown said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a stunning card to begin the week, I love everything about it particularly the use of the vellum to soften the background of my favourite techniques of yours....doesn't it showcase the Belgian collection beautifully? Whilst I am a very lucky bunny having all of your previous release....almost....apart from the Belgian collection sadly:-(, however, surely this design can be adapted to the Swiss collection perhaps ......Love the felt flower, is there a tutorial available on how to achieve this because I would love to recreate one, they are so tactile.
Many apologies for my rude absence, for once I can't blame it on my precarious health, instead I have been superglued to the Olympics, revelling in our successes:-) I stayed up....with difficulty it has to be watch Andy win the tennis gold medal, I found the match excruciating to watch and had to take a breather a few times such was my desperation to see him win. All evening I planned to go on the blog as is my usual routine but what with the gymnastics, the cycling and Andy I was sadly indisposed. I feel really guilty about neglecting my blog duties but sport is my second most favourite pastime to Cardmaking and I really want to cheer on the Brits....and Usain Bolt of course:-) Hence then my early visit today, thought I would pop by before I dried my hair and deposited myself on the sofa to watch last nights athletics and my man Usain....
I bet a lot has been happening in my absence, I do see my old foe Yvonne is absent, but I do believe that she had a busy schedule over the weekend and will no doubt fill us in with when she has recovered.
June, congrats on your fortunate win, hope you enjoy your goodies, What day will you be going to Ally Pally? Maybe we could have a Wilsonette get together:-)
Elaine, good luck to Andrew today, I hope all goes well.....and that you had some sleep last night too.
Tracy, how are you sweetie? Don't feel pressured into returning to work, you've had such a lot to contend with I am sure they would be sympathetic. Yvonne keeps challenging me to actually make a card with all my recent purchases, maybe we should both take up the challenge....I'm like you though, I keep buying even though I'm not actually creating:-)
Pam, hope those hands heal, plenty of good advice about you tackling the issue though, good luck with it
Lorraine, sorry to hear that you have had a flare up, it must be so frustrating for you especially when Mr goes AWOL:-) you need to keep him on a tighter leash or invest in a tracking device!
Wheely, you've had a real tough time of it lately, my heart goes out to you, I was hoping that getting the extra care would take the pressure off and reduce the attacks, maybe you just need to settle in to the new routine? Hope you get somewhere with your attempts to change the mind of the hospital that offers you the treatment, you deserve a break.
Big hugs to all my blog buddiesxxx


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssss Sue

gr karin van eijk

Unknown said...



Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is just lovely sorry I didn't comment yesterday I always visit Sue's blog at least twice a day and comment later but I fell asleep and completely forgot fingers crossed for Andrew.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today. Love the colours as they are my favourite and covered in vellum just softens the whole card.

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card, and the use of vellum gives a beautiful effect. Gorgeous!

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like the ethereal look of this card today. I also like the "Laced Edged Leaves" and the color combination. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Wishing you a great week.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love the velum look, and of course the beautiful flower.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like the vellum look, the colour and your floral element is great. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Running a bit late today, had dental appointment first thing and then Sarah's 9th birthday party. Beautiful card and the vellum gives a lovely effect as does the felt flower
Caring hugs to all who need one especially to Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheelybad xxxx

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card with one of my favourite backgrounds, lovely soft touch with the vellum.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card. Really like the way you have used vellum to soften the look of the card and the felt flower is fabulous.

karenlotty said...

What a lovely effect

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Spooky, I have just this minute ordered your Best Wishes die immediately before seeing your today's card. Must be psychic! SueL x

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue. I love the use of vellum to soften the die & colour

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Love ur card today and what a smashing wee flower. An added touchy feely part as someone else said lol.
I'll need to dig out my vellum I do have it but never used it. I'll need to dig out my felt again too hee hee.

Wheely. Hope ur doing ok my lovely.

Laine. Yeah I'll accept the challenge and make some cards. I'd actually made a few wedding cards as one of my colleagues is getting married next month. I'll go back to work when doctor says I'm good to go.

Got my mammogram letter thru for the 13th sept and another consult at the breast clinic on the 27th so maybe back to work after that. I canny believe that'll be a year that I've been off I dunno where the year has gone!!! Last year I was dreading the treatments but now I've been there and through the other side!! My hair has grown in quite nicely it's a smashing colour of white and grey but I'm not dyeing it I'm proud of the grey lol

Love to all wilsonettes plus big cuddles too. Xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous, i love the softness that the vellum gives the background.
That best wishes die goes so well in the middle and as usual the beautiful finishes it off perfectly.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue the vellum gives it a gentle soft look, I must use vellum more often.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card again. I love the effect of the vellum

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

This is such a pretty design, the vellum is very effective

June x

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue love it. Hope you had a great day, hugs xxxxx

Laura O said...

great card ,as always ,Laura O

Lynne L said...

Hi sue lovely card I like the use of vellum to make a softer look

Lynne L said...

Hi sue lovely card I like the use of vellum to make a softer look

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card love the way you've used the vellum

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful cared. sue and the vellum makes it even better. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Betty McAlister said...

Stunning card Sue. Lovely idea to cut your background die into three, the vellum gives a softer finish and I love your felt flower.
Gorgeous X

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the felt flower (and the colour).
Di B.x

gailgale said...


DeeDee7770 said...

There is just something about vellum. Lovely card Sue!

julie laz said...

Beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a beautiful design you have produced for us today
I truly love it
Very delicate and one I am sure others will be trying to emulate
Hugs to everyone that needs one
Theresa G xx