Monday, 22 August 2016

Thanks For Being My Friend

Hello everyone!  I had planned on doing this card as a demo during the last set of shows, but we ran out of time.  I started by cutting the Stitched Lattice Frame die.  I used the Lattice piece and cut it twice, once out of white and once out of black card.  I offset the two pieces to create a background, then added a piece of wisteria card behind them.  I used the Stitched frames and cut a double layered frame out of white card for the base and wisteria card for the top accent frame.  I added them with foam mounting over the background.  I cut the inside die from the Bern die out of wisteria card and matted it with a black backing piece.  I cut the centre out of it to create a small frame for my sentiment.  I stamped my sentiment then seated the frame over the top of it.  I cut a thin frame to go around the sentiment out of white using the different inside cutting edges from the Zurich and the Bern.  I used the Exquisite Poppy die and cut several of them out of white card.  I inked the edges with Shaded Lilac distress ink, then used my scissors to cut small slits in them, to give them a slightly different look.  I completed the card with mats of white, wisteria, black and another white.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card, it's beautiful.
Elaine, glad the leg is on the mend and that you will persevere with your crocheting. I gave up too easily. I'm delighted that Andrew is relaxing waiting for his call, hope it comes soon.
Tina, big hugs for you and Mick, hope all is well.
Tracey, I love the sound of your hair.
Big hugs to all on the blog, especially if you are not well.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card love the lattice die.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

I love this lattice die and use it loads. Beautiful card today Sue. Thanks.
D x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous lattice card, I love this set of dies and of course your gorgeous poppy.
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is very effective with the offset lattice, along with the lovely wisteria colour and your gorgeous flowers. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Mornning Sue. A beautiful card to start the week. Have these lattice dies but havent used them yet for some reason, i think it could be the fact i have been using my new christmas dies lol. Lovely colours and the poppies are gorgeous.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Lattice die always looks good. JJxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
back to some routine after two weeks holiday I've missed your blog I only got to see it some days what can I say about today's stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the framing and the poppies especially. The lattice die is, I'm afraid, still on my wish list as I keep getting distracted by your other new releases, but one day I hope it will appear in my craft room. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant monochrome card, this card would suit any occasion & with of course the lovely poppies. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful card today, Sue, love the lattice die and frames, of course - particularly that little white one as part of the framed sentiment, perfect finishing touch!
Hugs and a good week to everyone.

'P' in Wales

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
This is such clever photography. It's not until the close up on the last but one picture can you see it's the black shadow of the lattice die that creates the background look, when I first looked at the uploaded sample (on my phone) it gave the impression of black & white dotty paper as the background, even though I read how you put it together, I thought - hmm no spotty card mentioned, then 'bam' the penny dropped at the final hurdle when you showed so clearly the black lattice shadow, so clever. It's a beautiful card to start the week. I really must try and great myself to the lattice die, I'm missing SO many of the newer none festive collection, on the slippery slope of never recovering now !
If this is the first card of a new week, then I can't wait to see what's coming up for the rest of the week.
Sending hugs for the day and hope it's a good one xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful card. Love the framing and the lattice, and especially love the poppies. Thanks for sharing even more ways to use it.

Love Helen xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a lovely card such pretty flowers.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Good Morning Sue. Todays card is stunning and the flowers are fabulous. Marion S x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card today once again. This has been so cleverly die cut it forms an illusion with the double cut lattice - simply brilliant .
Hubby at the Consultant this morning so hopefully will get some biopsy results.
Love and crafty hugs.
Tina T xxxx

gailgale said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
I love the double Lattice work and I love the flowers.
Just, gorgeous....just gorgeous.

gailgale said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
I love the double Lattice work and I love the flowers.
Just, gorgeous....just gorgeous.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Fabulous card! Love the offset lattice and the flowers.

Sunset Bay said...

Beautiful card for a rainy Monday morning. Something to cheer us up xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card this morning Sue! Fab use of the lattice die and the flowers are gorgeous. Debra x

DeCor said...

Had my lattice die out last night. ...Wondering what to do with it. Now I can try this! Thank you Sue, I really needed inspiration. As you can tell I think today's card is wonderful.

DeCor said...

Had my lattice die out last night. ...Wondering what to do with it. Now I can try this! Thank you Sue, I really needed inspiration. As you can tell I think today's card is wonderful.

DeCor said...

Had my lattice die out last night. ...Wondering what to do with it. Now I can try this! Thank you Sue, I really needed inspiration. As you can tell I think today's card is wonderful.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A lovely card Sue I do like the lattice die the wisteria colour is fab xx

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love that Stitched Lattice Frame!

Barbara (C) said...

Poppy Die works so well with the lattice. Lovely card would cover so many occasions.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful and very elegant card. Thank you for showing us how effective shadowing the lattice die can be, I would never have thought of doing that.x

Wacki Macky said...

Wow Sue, love the card today the stitched frame looks great and I've added it to my wishlist. The flowers you have made are lovely too and I have these dies so will be cutting the edges as you have as I think it makes them look like Sweet Williams,

thank you so much,

Pearl xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card! I've loved the lattice die (from afar) since you launched it, but it wasn't until I looked closer that I realised what gorgeous stitched detail it has! It's these details that make your dies stand out from the rest.
Hugs x
Heather T

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, simply gorgeous.


BenteS said...

A lovely card!
Even if it is quite clean and simple, it looks so elegant :))
What a good idea to offset the frame the way you have done here.

dmj said...

I do like the wisteria colour card, and the double use of the lattice die is such a good idea, Sue!!!

Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, love the black and white offset at the back with the Wisteria card and the stitching from the lattice dies shows up so well, love this one.

Laine, hope you managed to do the card for your brothers partner.

Wheely has the bad headache gone, hope so

Elaine so pleased that your leg is much better.

Tracey, years ago I used to die my hair but have not done so for such a long time, it is salt and pepper colour with a bit more salt it in now. Hope you are pleased with your results.

Hugs to everyone who needs them.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a super card and I love how you have doubled the lattice. I shall be copying another one of your great ideas, thank you for bringing such varied cards every day. Sending best wishes

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card. I have no idea how you keep them coming but thank you for all the inspiration.

Jan.moogie said...

I really like this stitched effect around a card and that lattice is to die for, beautiful card today Sue. Have a great day , hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very pretty card- the poppies cut in this way give such a different look.

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, gentle, simple and elegant. Thank you. Xx

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card to start the week Sue. I really like that lattice die set. Hopefully I can buy it at the Port Sunlight stamp show next month.

I have a very long wish list so really hope there will be at least one vendor selling Creative Expressions products.

Annie P

hazel young said...

beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous card and dies used. Love the use of your lattice die and flowers
L Rosie from

Unknown said...

Stunning card today Sue i love the Lattice die so elebgant.

Unknown said...

Stunning card today Sue i love the Lattice die so elebgant.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card
Need the lattice trellis

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and Dies , love this Poppy so much.

Pam Andrew is hoping to hear early this week fingers crossed.
I still have not mastered that pretty crochet flower , think perhaps i ought to choose an easier one { i have always wanted to run before i can walk . }

June the leg is much better thanks.

Tina T hope Hubby gets good results.

Big Hugs to all who need one .
Elaine H X

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card today, I love this die set so glad I have it.
Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! I love the double use of the lattice die and the stitched frames look wonderful.
Anne xo

Izzy said...

Lovely card today Sue, both the Stitched Lattice and the poppies are on the wishlist, just hope the pennies stretch far enough to buy everything I want!


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card, I'm loving the 'stitching' on the frames and lattice.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a beautiful card. I love how you have offset your lovely lattice die to achieve such an elegant effect.
The ever versatile poppy die and touches of Wisteria card all come together to creste a vety striking card.
Looks like we are in fior some more sunny weather here this week which will be great. So much for all the rain we were expecting as it didn't last long enough to penetrate the soil in my garden which is rock hard!
Lesley S x

Sue MacFall said...

Love the stitched lattice die which I have - I will certainly try this design -beautiful.
Thank you
Sue Mac

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love my lattice die and use it all the time. Today's card is so pretty, I shall have to hVe a go at that effect.

Love Rosemarie X X

Rose in Chester said...

EXQUISITE, that describes this card. Singing to me. TFS.
Hugs , Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card I love the lattice die . love Jean Z xxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love this card because I love the lattice die. It is on my wish list - perhaps I will treat myself when I go to Ally Pally.


Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Unknown said...

This is a beauty sue I love it. The lattice die is great and I love the stitching and flowered I will have to get the lattice it's a beautiful frame for everything on the card thank you

Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a really beautiful card this morning I love the double lattice background and the way youve cut out the middle for the sentiment. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, stunning card. Just love the lattice die.
Love Val in Spain xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, I do like shadow effect background, this is a lovely die.

Anne said...

This is beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card I love the lattice frame & the poppies again are gorgeous!

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card I love the lattice frame & the poppies again are gorgeous!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the double use of the lattice die and how you have offset itm makes it so interesting I must try that!
Love Marg

SueJ said...

A really gorgeous card Sue, love the lattice background and the other dies used.

Robin said...

I just love this die and how it elevates a card.

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

Oooooh love it. It's like a masterpiece this creation. So much depth to it with the two layers of lattice and the framework! It's stunning.

Pam wish I had ur email id send u a pic of my hair before n after. It actually looks and feels a little thicker. Yaaaay. Are u tha pam that is pamscrafts? I think I may have popped on ur blog a few times if u are lol x

Tina. Hope ur hubby has good results today thinking of u X

Love to all wilsonettes xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A beautiful card,I have just ordered my lattice die can't wait for it to come, and give this a try.
Thanks Jan x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love the lattice frame, the cards look very special, in fact I made a card using it only yesterday. Your card is beautiful. SueL x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very effective, another good example of using the dies differently.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card today just love the poppy die it is proving to be so useful.


Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, lattice is a must have I think & the poppies!!
Best wishes
Karen M

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, will surely be giving this a try.
Rosemary xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card made using the stitched lattice die. Just love this die. Must have a go at extending it, must also have a look at the stitched frames.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

A pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

Paula said...

Lovely card Sue, and it would make a great card for a man too, maybe without the flowers though! :) I love the background, although I struggled to see how you got the effect till I peered closely at the photos. Silly me, I assumed you were using the black lattice as a shadow.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I like the lattice work and the lovely flowers.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and the flowers are gorgeous as usual. I had put this very die set on my desk earlier with an idea in my head for a birthday card I have to make. Now you have thrown a spanner in the works and I am having to re-think my idea :-)

Norah's hills have disappeared under a blanket of cloud so it is very damp and dull today, maybe I will get the card made - if I can decide what to do lol


Kate's Cards said...

I love this card and the colour is so pretty. xxx🌺🌺🌺🌺

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card again. I love the lattice die and of course the beautiful poppies.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, the stitched lattice frame is one if my most go to dies as it creates a brilliant background, especially if it is offset with another colour.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

sandieann21 said...

Really like the stitched frame background.

Unknown said...

Very lovely card Sue, as always.

sued99 said...

A gorgeous card. What a treat! X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, I have just bought the poppies dies so will have a go at this

Anonymous said...

The lattice die makes quite a statement Sue and the wisteria card is such a pretty shade, love from Jackie xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I do love the Stitched Lattice Frame die set. I think with a tweek of the flowers this would make a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue

gr karin van eijk

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
It never fails to surprise me your cards are all such works of art. Norah you sound so like me my son-in-law says he has the only children who come back whiter than they went I smoother them in so much suncream. Tina I hope the consultant has good news today. Tina so pleased your happy with your hair style. Elaine fingers crossed for Andrew.

Bejay said...

Beautiful card, Sue. The poppy dies are so versatile aren't they. The way you've snipped them makes them look like anything but a poppy! I still have them on my wish list and am hoping to get it a bit shorter soon lol.
The colours are fantastic and I love all the frames you've put on the card. Another masterpiece :).
Bejay xx

barbara macaskill said...

Love these colors and the flowers are exquisite! TFS!

hettygarlick said...

Very pretty. I love the lattice - it makes so many very attractive cards.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

karenlotty said...

So so pretty I love the delicate colours

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue
Today's and yesterday's cards were obviously made with me in mind as the shadow box lattice background dies and perspective dies are right there at the top of my favourites list x
Today's card is so soft even with the pop of black which makes the whole thing pop without being overwhelming. The wisteria card has got to be one of the nicest colours as it is subtle and delicate but gives such a fabulous result. Thanks Sue - lovely x
Well I come to the blog feeling rather smug and pleased with myself. Why is that Yvonne??!! I hear you cry!!
Firstly, here I am for the second time in 3 days and it is still light outside - most unusual for me. One day Pam I will comment before you lol! Just as I hold the title for being favourite Wilsonette you must, without doubt hold the title of earliest and most sprightly Wilsonette!! You are not in any danger of having this esteemed title stolen by me but it would give you a shock if I did get in first wouldn't it x
The second reason for my feeling of self righteousness is that I decided yesterday that something really needed to be done to create some sort of order with my bulging crafty stash. Laine's visit is looming and as we have decided that our schedule will be sleep, craft,
cheesecake, sleep, craft, cheesecake and repeat. We will break for Ally Pally but apart from that nothing will disturb this rather decadent itinerary. So I figured that I needed to try and create some sort of system that made sense and meant I could locate desired items quickly. After all if I hadn't got a clue as to where things were what chance had Laine got??!! I did quite well with the help of lots of post it notes, an excessive amount of sticky white labels and some permanent markers. Got to say I surprised myself and although the rest of the house looks post apocalypse my craft room (dining room) almost resembles an organised area which 2 fruit loops could quite happily craft the hours away in a coordinated fashion. That said I now need to keep it neat and tidy - that's the tricky bit x
My final reason for feeling so complacent is that I made 2 cards yesterday. I know - 2 - get me. Lol. A friend had asked me to make a card for her brothers birthday. He is a serious bridge player and I had been trying my best to think of something appropriate but no luck. Well amidst the chaos and havoc which I created yesterday whilst sanitising said craft area I happened to come across a box of punches from prehistoric times!! Not used punches since . . . . . .
well can't remember!!
In amongst the boring circles and squares I found 4 small punches - a heart, a diamond, a spade and a club. To cut a very long story short - with the assistance of said punches and one of the shadow box dies and frames from the stitched lattice set and I had managed to create a red, black and white shadow box card that I really loved, which is unusual. My friend was absolutely delighted and said it was one of the best cards she had seen in a long time! High praise indeed. Got to tell you those shadow box dies are just amazing. I can't get enough of them.
The second card was for a friend of a friend's daughter who is autistic and completely infatuated with butterflies and the colour pink! Once again, shadow box to the rescue, along with all my butterfly dies and punches and enough shades of pink card to make Barbie feel nauseous! The end result was, believe it or not, stunning. It was mainly white but the pink butterflies adorned with glitter jewels and faux pink pearls all in all made for a card which I was proud of. Just before I started my comment I had a text from my friend to tell me that her friend cried when she gave it to her as she was so over the moon.
So I hope that explains my feelings of self-centered glee but I think you will understand x
I'm sorry but my feelings of triumph mean that I will have to split my comment.

Princess Pixie! said...

Part 2!!!
Tracy - wish it was you coming instead of you know who! Lol. I am worried about my sanity as her stay approaches quicker than I am comfortable with. If I escape the visit unscathed it will be a miracle. Hugs x
Maria - sleeping any better? You need to be in tip top shape for Ally Pally. Think Laine and I will be going on the Sunday. How about you? Hugs x
Fluffy - no conspiracy - honest. Although being involved in some treacherous scheme does appeal to my darker side. Lol. Hugs x
Lynda - you're so right. Comings, goings, ups, downs - wild parties and the like!! Not to mention my love affair with pixie powders - how gorgeous are they??!! Can't cope. Lol. Are you Ally Pallying this time hun? Hugs x
Lorraine - hope you feel better today. Huggles x
Wheely - nice to see you. Hugs x
Norah - welcome back x
Laine - you really need to step up and meet my challenge with gusto. Limber up and get those crafty muscles warmed and creative juices flowing before you come here!! How's the hair - you looking gorgeous? No thought not! Lol. Speak soon x
OK folks. Having my hair done later so few bits and pieces to do including staring at my tidy crafty area!!
Sending love to P, Elaine, Tina and anyone else who needs it. Sorry if I have forgotten anyone x
Take care
Happy thoughts
Crafty hugs

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card and I now need to get some wisteria colour card and the
poppy die and I can give it a go. Sorry if I not in every day but not
sure who taking them away.
The twofer yesterday were great and I loved the first one very much.
Also congrats to the comment winners, so nice when you see someone you
know having some luck.

Tracy- the silver vixen sound nice :-) I'm just going grey gracefully
at the moment but who knows I might have to take to the bottle too
one day. Hope you are alright and had a good weekend x
Tina and Mick, sending you some hugs and wish you both a good week x
Elaine, hope Andrew is ok. You look after yourself x
Lorraine, sending you a gentle hug and I'll see you in the cafe' later x
Yvonne, hope your son had a nice time fishing and didn't bring to much
washing back :-) Hope you are ok and getting ready for the state visit.
Special locks everywhere might be an idea. Reading through the lines I'm
getting some worried here. Can't wait to give you both a squidgy hug.x
Laine, you gonna have a great time I'm sure. Have you ever been so far
South before ? Take care my friend x
Love to meet you too June S and anyone else going while at Ally Pally
just love meeting people from the blogs I'm on :-)x
Wheelybad, real shame you not be able to go. Which one is closest for you
of all the craft shows ? Sending you and Billy of course a big hug x
Sending well wishes to all who need one and a big hug to all Wilsonette's
and my lovely friends.
Maria x

Eunice said...

Love the card Sue. The Poppy die is definitely becoming one of my favorites it lends itself to so many different ways to be used.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x love how you have used the lattice die it looks so effective x its so versatile and can be used for any occasion x the wisteria is one of my favourite colours of foundation card x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Tina t hope hubbys results are all good x
Yvonne hope to bump into you and laine at ally pally x I shall be the one lurking around sues table with 100 questions to ask but too shy and starstruck to ask as usual !!! Still have your sticker but its lost its sticky x
Tracy your hair sounds lovely x sending hugs x
Wheely sending you big hugs too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

ursula said...

Oh gosh this is just so pretty, I love that lattice background, have received mine recently but not used it yet, this is a lovely idea...thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the two layers of the lattice die. Very effective. And of course, the poppies are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely non fussy card. I think the design could easily be adapted,by changing the colours, for a masculine card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the stitched lattice frame and with a birthday looming in September I hope it won't be too long before its part of my crafty arsenal!! The poppies are as always exquisite.Sending congratulations to yesterday's winners, sorry I forgot to say it yesterday.
Tina T hope your husband has good news, thinking of you
Hugs to all especially Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheelybad

Best wishes everyone

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the double background.xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue and all the ladies,
Sorry, I've been AWOL for a while but holidays and other things have conspired to keep me away, but here I am again like a bad penny.
I've had a quick whizz at a lot of the previous cards and like today's they are stunning. I love your Christmas dies and will have to get myself into gear to pinch, oops borrow, oops adapt a few of your C Cards!!!
Pat L, any news of Sarah's operation?
Love to all who are ill, recovering, having treatment or are caring for someone.
Maureen xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the way you've offset the lattice, must remember that trick! said...

Really great card Sue - the lattice is such a useful background, and the way you have doubled it and offset it is really clever. Thanks for sharing, Susan

Tressa said...

I am becoming quite partial to the lattice die, thing it is another want rather than need! The whole design is rather gorgeous. Particularly like the poppies done this way.


Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I have the Lattice set and the poppies so no excuse not to give it a try. Good to see you back Maureen. Thank you Sue for sharing this card with us.

Theresa said...

that is just elegant. and can be used foor lots of occasions, hugs xx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a stunning card using one of your most versatile dies, the frames alone in this set make this die a must have for any crafting arsenal. Closer inspection is needed to see the full effect of this design, I love the offset black lattice card peeking from behind. The wisteria card is a beautiful shade, perfectly enhanced by the pop of black. Surely the poppy die is the most adaptable flower die to date, I have lost count of the many different designs that you have created using them, this one being one of your finest. Another impressive example of your talent Sue.
What began as a rather dull day turned into something altogether more appealing with sunshine and blue skies.....unfortunately there was a force 10 gale blowing which normally wouldn't faze me but on the day when I am getting my hair done I take exception! Yes, no amount of hairspray was going to keep my hair in place today, believe me, I tried applying copious amounts but to no avail:-(, so what had been a virtual masterpiece turned into a shapeless mass. I tell myself that it's the cut that counts but I lie because when you pay for a blow dry you want it to at least appear professional:-) So, my nemesis Yvonne is also getting her hair cut tonight, how freaky is that? It's almost Single White Female territory we are entering now, I'll really start to worry if she develops a Scottish accent and changes her name by deed poll to Laine:-)
I'm ashamed to say that I have yet to start the birthday card June, I have plans to complete it tomorrow God willing and must admit to feeling rather inferior given Yvonne's industriousness in creating two whilst simultaneously organising her craftroom.....we have lofty plans to create bucket loads when I visit, it's always an incentive when you have a partner in crime:-) I really miss the craft classes I used to attend, crafting on your own doesn't have the same appeal, I have to be more disciplined and organised but sharing an interest with a group and having a good chinwag is something I would highly recommend.
Yvonne, I'm in fear of the Apocalypse with you commenting in daylight hours twice in less than a week:-) Hope your haircut goes more smoothly than mine did though it has to be said that it's a pair of scissors your hairdresser has, not a magic wand:-) A word of advice though, bragging isn't a very attractive trait in a lady, you tidied your craftroom and made a card, not won a Gold medal or anything!:-)
Maria, I was looking forward to a hug from you too....until you suggested that my host need install security measures prior to my stay:-)
Cuddles to P, Pat, Pam, Beth , Rebecca, Jan, Theresa, Wheely Bad, Frances, Tracy, Elaine and Andrew, Alison and anyone needing a hug.


Unknown said...

Beautiful card, lovely design and colour choice


kiwiali said...

What an awesome card! Love everything about it.

Dawn Holben said...

Beautiful card today Sue, i love how you have layered the lattice die.
And the lovely wisteria frame just sets it of nicelt.
Love those flowers too,
I only got the lattice die a couple of days ago so not had a chance to play with it yet.
but i am looking forward to trying this one out.

Lesley said...

Great card love the way you have used the lattice die. The flowers are beautiful. Have not got the poppy die but after seeing all your samples I think I need it.

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Don't have any of these dies but as the lattice die looks so great, must put this at the top of my list. X

Brenda said...

Hello Sue

I love this card it really is gorgeous.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Love Brenda xxx

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue, I'm a bit late today, sorry, hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue, I'm a bit late today, sorry, hugs Johanna

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, I've really fallen in love. With this lattice die and the poppies look stunning. What a treat. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina I hope hubby's appointment for his results went well xxx
Elaine good news. About the leg xxx
Tracey your hair sounds lovely xxx
Maria if you find out who keeps steeling the days can you let me k ow - they are flying by at the moment. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant background with the off set dies.
Beverley W

Laura O said...

stunning card ,love the stitched lattice die ,it's on my wish list at the minute being good for a while [haha how long will that last ]Laura O

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I love today's card and I especially love those poppies they are so versatile
The only crafting I have done is painting the kitchen and I don't think that counts
Hugs to all that need them
Love Theresa G xx

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
I love all your cards.
It is really hard to choose favorites.
This is one of them though.
I have everything to make this.
I excites me when I have all the dies and product to make the cards you share with us.

julie laz said...

Wow love it,,,crafty hugs Julie laz xxxx

Pussycats said...

Another breath taking card. I love the lattice frame back ground which I need to add to my list. You have a wonderful eye for colour. Wendy

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the lattice background thank you fir sharing X X X

Randi said...

Can anyone help me. I cannot find the A4 embossing folder--EF023 named swirling holly. I have exhausted everywhere I know where to find it. Any suggestions?
Randi @ Thanks so much.