Monday, 21 November 2016

You're Special To Me

Hi bloggers!  I completely missed this card so thought it should have it's day on the blog!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Blossom Brocade embossing folder for texture.  I added out white pearl corners into each corner too for a bit of decoration.  Next I cut the Double Pierced Noble Circles and made a frame.  While still in the die, I inked it with Chic Viola Colour Cloud ink, leaving a pretty white edge when I removed it from the dies.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame to raise it.  I cut eight of the Ornamental Accents die in white and added them so the wider end stuck out from the edge of the circular frame and the ends all touched in the centre of the frame.  I added it to the centre of the card.  I cut the Gillian die in white and then cut a backing in white that I inked with Chic Viola to match the frame.  I seated it in the centre of the frame and stamped a sentiment that I cut out with a smaller die from the Noble set.  The card was completed with a white on white pierced mat and layer.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful start to a cold Minday, brightens my morning.
Lynda, good luck for today, I'll be thinking of you Hun. I'm sure they will look after you very well.
Tina, no rest yesterday, I made 3 Christmas cakes, fruit soaking fior another 2. You started me off with the steak and potato pie, so my steak cooked yesterday, pie today. Hope Peter enjoyed his.
Tracey, big hugs for this week, just take it easy, one day at a time.
Sharon and June, I know the problem with the 2 sticks, I always felt better with one but used to get to,d off by physio. The sleep pattern is me too but I have been like that for a long long time.
Elaine, I hope Andrew hears something this week. He needs to know they are taking this seriously.
Robbie, my nephew, is doing very well, studying at College and living on Campus. He will never be well, his internal organs haven't begun to heal even after nearly 3 years but he won't give in, he is amazing.
Hugs to all, keep warm and safe. Especially Tina and Mick said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card.
Wow Pam you are busy take care.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Lovely card as always. The Gillian die is fantastic. It's one of my faves.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card and a great start to the week. I love all the texture. It makes such a difference to a card like this.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Due. To you the sentiment is returned ten fold.
I feel I've seen this before but when I think back its one that the very talented Beverly from facebook has shown I'm sure. It's very difficult to tell you apart as she shared your brain for stunning beautiful work. This is no exception and I can't think of a nicer way to start my week (other than waking up in a nice warm country ) !! Me and my body hate this time of year.
So hugs and love coming your way as usual Sue and hope your day is a good one.

Who would have thought 3 years ago that Robbie would have even got half way to what he's achieved. You have a remarkable nephew Pam xxx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue. Pam you have been busy all that baking.JJxx

Karen Drew said...
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Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card to cheer up a very wet and dull morning
Karen xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue Good Morning,
Beautiful card so pretty.
Jan x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card.
Nancyd xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very intricate and lacy look to this card, love the colour combo. have a great day. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

This is so pretty, I really like the background especially xx

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card, like the ornamental accents around the edge.
Annette x

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all.
From a dark and wet Hull!
Beautiful card today, have seen this on your YouTube channel I believe. It looks crisp like a frosty morning.
Pam , you are one busy lady! When my mum and dad where alive I used to make Christmas cakes for them and my aunt and uncle. Peter will eat a bit but then gets wasted. More of a chocolate cake with fresh cream and chocolate on the top.
He enjoyed his steak and potatoe pie and ate it all and enjoyed it. He has an individual one for tonight.
June Smith- I found by using a stick to help my knee pain I was excentuating the pressure on the other leg so they are now both bad. Listen to your physio - they are supposed to no best - haha!!!!
Elaine - hope your complaint is soon sorted, I know from working for a GP for 20 years before I retired they take time, but are very thorough.
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx💐💐💐💐

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I especially like the Gillian die cut. It reminds me of a Spirograph set I had as a child. Oops, showing my age here! Thanks for sharing.
Pam....Robbie is an incredible young man. He has done so well and I hope he continues to heal in the future.
Have a great day everyone.

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card very pretty

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Back at you with the sentiment, today's card is stunning!
Hugs x
Heather Ty

Debra K. said...

Lovely card this morning! Really pretty design too. Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card this morning. Love how you have created this card and the finishing touches with the pearls in the corner.
Well wishes and hugs all round. Wendy

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely to see some old favourites in here, they create a lovely card and the inking really sets it all off. Aren't those pearl corners great!!!
Muriel x

lilian said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card today, also love those pearl corners.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty colors and textures on this lovely card!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very pretty card with lots of lovely layered and embossed detail-gorgeous! X

JAO said...

This is a lovely card Sue. I don't think this photo does it justice.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Like the design and the embossing folder and dies you've used.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really lovely.


hettygarlick said...

Such a gorgeous card. Glad you posted it for us to see Sue!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love how you've created the focal element. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

shabbycraftcabin said...

GM Sue, beautiful card. Keep warm, Ivy C x

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card,glad it got its blog day.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the embossing folder it goes so well with the other beautiful Dies.
I really like the colour of this card too!
Every day now it seems to be raining,and cold!
Love Marg

Suemac said...

Absolutely stunning card today.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love the colours x xhazel

redfox said...

A lovely card Sue and I know a lot of people who would be thrilled to recieve a card like this one. We don't send enough "just because" cards, I know how thrilled I am when I recieve one! Hope everyone has a good day, love to all Sarah

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue. I too feel I have seen this before, either on Hochanda, or You Tube. The Gillian die is very pretty and I love the colours you have used. Marion S x

Chris Curry said...

A really pretty card Sue, and that embossing folder is something special. Thank you. Xx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I've had a spate of doing lilac cards so this really sings to me

Sue MacFall said...

Love square cards and this is a good one - beautiful composition.Thank you Sue.

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
This is a beautiful card. Pretty and Lacey and very sophisticated. Love the colour combo too and the pearls. An all round favourite. Thank you for finding it in your folder.
Love Diane G xxx
Wow Pam you have been busy, your house must smell lovely. It's good to hear Robbie is doing so well. Xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mick Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew June Sharon and Tracey xxx

Barbara (C) said...

Love the colour combination and the addition of the pearl corners makes this a very pretty card....BarbaraC

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards, Sue, nice use of those adornments. What would we do without the Nobles?!
Pam - made me think of my late Mum always making our Christmas cakes and puddings, so spoiled, I've never made any and don't think ever shall. Any spares going? So pleased Robbie is doing well despite his problems - wotta guy!
Special thoughts for Lynda today and hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful design and texture

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,Gillian die is one of my favourite dies .I am very impressed with the embossing folder gorgeous.. Thanks for sharing. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

dmj said...

My 'want' list is getting longer and longer!!!! Love that embossing folder and the colour,

Doreen x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Very lovely card ,just like all of it,
Sorry to hear that you all are having such bad weather,
Hope everyone is warm & safe
Best wishes
Karen M

Izzy said...

Very pretty card Sue - love how the arches in the Gillian spiral echo the shape of the Ornamental Accents diecuts, very well chosen combination of dies.


BenteS said...

Just gorgeous!
Love the pretty embossing folder you have used :))

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, I sure am glad you found it : ) it's awful here too it's wet and
windy I'm off to work : ( oh well it's money in the kitty to invest in your dies!!! Always look on the bright side: )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card today, very pretty.
I've actually managed to make some cards over the weekend, was a case of had to get some done for Birthdays and Christmas lol.
I'm back to babysitting grandchildren today, so craft stuff is put away.
Enjoy your day

Unknown said...

Morning Sue a stunning card i love the pearl corners.
Hugs Catherine.

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, when I first saw this card it reminded me of a piece of delicate embroidery. It is beautiful.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is gorgeous Sue it certainly brightens up a dark rainy morning. Pam haven't made Christmas cake in years. Lynda good luck for today.

June Horrocks said...

So beautiful sue love the dies and the colours are magicthank you sue
Love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

Leanne said...


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, so classy. LOVE it.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, you know what they say "better late than never" and this card does deserve its day its stunning I love all the work youve put into it with that die to create the circle background. hugs Shirleyxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a stunning card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card and colour.

Pam, Your nephew Robbie is amazing ,i take my hat off to him .x

Lynda thinking about you today ,x

June Take care , x.

Sharon ,Hope you and your daughter are doing well .x

Sending hugs to all
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card, definitely worth showing.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card and love the embossing folder. love Jean Z xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, thank you for showing it to us, I like the dies you have used.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Not too sure about this card and I cant put my finger on why. There is nothing wrong with the central panel but I think perhaps there is too much white surrounding it for me, sorry.


Margreet said...

Beautiful card with all those gorgeous dies! Love how you put them all together!
xxx Margreet

Paula said...

Lovely card Sue, and in my favourite colours! I do love lots of white on a card, and the blue shows it off nicely. :)
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue, love that Gillian die, how have I missed that one? Oh well another on the wish list.

Hugs to those who need them
Have a happy day
Helen x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
very pretty card, I can see it done in white, golden yellow with very dark brown circles in the centre as the shape reminds me of a sunflower (and I feel the need for some sunshine).
Hugs, Rose

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Sue.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, very intricate & lacy. Yvonne xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card today, it reminds me of a Wedgewood plate.
Lynda, thinking of you today and hope all goes well.
I'm sorry I forgot to congratulate the comment winners yesterday, especially Allimeca.
Love and hugs to all in need of them, and thinking of those in pain, having treatment, recovering, lonely or upset, and their carers.
Maureen xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Sorry Sue I forgot to say to Pam that Robbie is an amazing young man and it's good to get an update on his progress. xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card for us today, it really does brighten up a dull day.Love the colour combination and the way you have used the accent dies is so beautiful.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So much detail with the embossed background, the delicate die cuts and the pretty pearls. Lovely colours too.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and it certainly deserves its place on the blog, love it and I so want the noble circles maybe for Christmas!

Pam, glad Robbie is doing well, he's an inspiration to us all

Sending hugs and warm wishes to everyone

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant how could you miss this one aaaagh!!!!

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

Hello Sue

I love this card! It's so beautiful

June x

Rosemary Stickland said...

A really pretty card.
Rosemary xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful design on this card!!! So striking!!!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card sue x lovely detail on the die and the embossing folder is beautiful x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue so many things in this card to notice but I particularly like the embossing folder. Love from Jackie xx

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
I Can't Belive You've Not Shown This Outstanding Card
Before, I Love The Colour Combination, Also The Truly Tremendous Embossing Folder,
And Extremely Exquisite Cutting Dies.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Stunning Card.
Take Great Care Sue.
Wonderful Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes....

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love the design, the colours and the size. The EF and pearl corners are so pretty. The way you know which dies to mix and match is amazing.


Suebak said...

Reminds me of Spyrograph. Lovely embossing folder.

Susan x

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Lovely cardrhos morning. Love those wee accents. Very lacy. X

Pam. Wow is that 3 years already?? Doesn't feel that long. I remember u telling us about the accident back then. He's amazing my hat goes off to him. Xx

Love to all as usual xz

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ooooohhh.... THIS CARD is so special, too!!!! I falled in love with it!! Such a fabulous work with these dies!! Love these colours and any gorgous detail!!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today, love it. Hope you're having a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is another beautiful card, too pretty to skip. I really love the embossing folder used on this one too. Everything comes together for another perfect card.
Stephanie K

gwen70 said...

stunning card

Scottydog said...

Yet another of your lovely "blue" cards, just my cup of tea. Unfortunately haven't got these dies & my list is so long, don't think Father Christmas will be able to carry them all, let alone afford them all! Still I can always dream. Thank you Sue.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love the dies and how you have used them. This is one I will try to copy. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

ursula said...

I just love the Gillian die, it is so pretty as a focal point, but the idea of the ornamental accents behind just finishes so pretty, an amazing card Sue.....luv Ursula xx

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card to brighten up this dull day.
Love all of these dies and your colour choice is perfect.

Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card and quite delicate in its appearance.

barbara macaskill said...

I am so glad that you posted this lovely card! It kind of feels like it is moving! I really LOVE it!!! TFS!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, wonderful intricate design


Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful just beautiful x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW This is a stunning card. The colours are lovely, so is that e/b folder. The Gillian die is gorgeous, i use this one quite a lot as it make a beautiful focal element. Will have a go at making this one for my box of stash.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janet Wilson said...

Great card, love the ornamental accents round the circles.

CraftyJo said...


sued99 said...

Stunning card. X

liz spooner said...

I love the mandala style of this card very beautiful.xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely calm , serene card for a very boisterous day!!
It's lovely and I love the circular shape.
Pam it's always good to hear of Robbie's progress. He is an amazing young man. You have been a very busy bee!!
I've been to After School Club today doing crafts and I nearly lost my temper! One girl in particular is a horror! I wouldn't like to be her Class Teacher!
Lynda - I do hope all has gone well today! Sending hugs to you!
PP and Laine - hope you are both ok! Sending hugs South and North too!!
Love to all, Myra xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely calm card Sue!! Very beautiful too!

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good evening Sue,

What an eye-catcher of a card. It is absolutely gorgeous Sue.

Loving the colour combinations too.

Love Dorothy x of Baldock

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a truly beautiful card, love the colour scheme and the Gillian die makes a stunning focal point.
Ive been quite preoccupied over the weekend, spent far too many hours sweating over Andy Murray in the ATP Tour Finals so not much housework, cardmaking or anything else for that matter done....thankfully he won with relative ease after a rather sticky match on Saturday but i am emotionally drained from my ordeal:-)
No Christmas cards made today either i'm afraid, spent the day having my roots zapped....can't have my hair giving away my age when my face does it so well:-) Did a spot of Christmas shopping....what to get a 10 yr old girl and 5yr old boy though? Decided upon something useful, fluffy sequinned and sparkly jumper for the girl and an equally fluffy one with a starship on it for the boys, its so hard when they have loads of toys and gadgets to know what to buy was soap on a rope and an annual when i was a kid!
Lynda, good luck with your operation today and recovery, hope all goes well for you and you're back on your feet soonxxx
June, hope your recovery is moving along nicely, hugsxxx
Pam, has your chest infection started to clear yet? Robbie is a truly inspirational young man, he will achieve much in life with his determination.
Maria, hope you are well and those injections have given you some relief, hugsxxx
Wheely, hope you and Billy are both well and not suffering from this cold weather.
Yvonne, I'll summon up my nerve and strengthen my tolerance levels and perhaps give you a call in the next couple of days, i know you've had a challenging week but i'm afraid that that won't stop me treating you with the disdain, nay contempt, you deserve, no more Miss Nice Guy, it's gone on long enough now and our friends on the blog expect more:-)
Tina, i want to adopt you as my Mum, she refuses to cook anymore saying that she's done more than enough in her life so I'm looking for an appropriate replacement. I have a four bedroomed house .....when i get rid of said Peter is welcome to come too:-)
Tracy, hope you're feeling a bit better and work is good, stick in there honey just think of all the dies you can buy with your wages:-)
Myra, sending huge hugs right back at youxxxx
Yet more hugs winging their way to my other besties, P, Pat, Maureen, theresa, Frances, Alison, Norah and anyone else i may have solitary brain cell is struggling today!


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card to brighten up my day.
Feeling very low today and aching all over as I was involved in a head on collision last night. Just been informed that the driver was found later on Motoway four times over the limit. We are just so lucky to be here today!!
Lesley S x

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Like the design.


Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. On my screen it looks custard colour and blue which is still lovely. Have the Gillian die but not the other one. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn Holben said...

OH sue how could you miss this one, it is absolutely beautiful.
definately need to get those dies.
Just love this one and so glad you found it and it has had it's day on the blog.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love it! Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx
Ps Thanks Maureen, I've just looked at the winners of the new collection dies and noticed you were a lucky winner - congratulations! The same goes to all of the other lucky winners too. Sorry it's taken me so long yo say that but I forgot about the draw - it's an age thing!!!

Fikreta said...

very nice card!

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Beautiful card Sue. Lovely dies and a brilliant colour combo
Perfect for me
Hugs to all that may need one Theresa G xx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous card with the accents of violet.
Pam, you certainly had a very busy weekend so guess you must be feeling a little better. Glad to hear it.
Lesley, so sorry to hear you had a terrible accident but glad they caught the drunken driver. Hope you have a better
Day tomorrow.
Best wishes to everyone in need, xx

Eunice said...

This is a very striking card. Love the dimention that you have created.

DeCor said...

Sue this is like a mini masterpiece. Love the colour cloud. Have some but like too many things not really done much with it. The many facets of this card are wonderful. I like the embossing folder. Must put it on my list...not sure how I missed it. Really love how you used the Ornamental accents die to set off the GillIan. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful cards. Still doing Christmas cards. Hope your day has been great.

Sandy H said...

Very pretty card. Love the colour, the embossing folder and those lovely pearl corners.
Lesley S, sorry to hear about your car accident. Hope you are soon feeling brighter and less achy. With that drunk driver being 4 times over the limit things could have been so much worse.
Take care everyone.

Kate's Cards said...

What a pretty card. xxx

Annie Stamps said...

Love this card Sue. The embossing folder is lovely. I love using my colour clouds, they blend so easily. Phill Martin's colours are just gorgeous. I still have a few colours on my wish list.

Annie P

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card. I have itchy fingers, away from home so no card making for two weeks!!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
A lovely simple card, suitable for any occasion
Margaret xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card! I like your Gillian die and have purchased it. I plan to use it soon on a card. Currently, I am making Christmas cards using your Christmas Angel for 2016. I like my final design and I think your angel is gorgeous.

Jean said...

Very prettY!

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