Friday 26 May 2017

Arched Window Front Door

Hi crafters!  I was having a bit of fun playing with the 3D Arched Window/Door set here.  I love it when you can make more than one thing with a set and this one is a great case in point.  I decided to make a front door scene for this card.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed the Stone mask into the background.  Once embossed, I very lightly inked over the mask with Pumice Stone Distress ink, just enough to take the white off the stones.  I cut the Arched Window/Door die including the top arched area in white card.  I added a velum backing to it to give a softer look.  I added my mounting foam in thin strips behind the frame and added it to the centre of the card.  I cut a piece of white card and inked it a bit heavier with Pumice Stone to look like a front door step.  I used the topiary trees from the 3D Window box accessories set and made two out of white card.  I inked the top with Forest Moss and the stem and pot with Brushed Corduroy ink and attached them on either side of the door.  Lastly I cut the Spring Foliage die out of green card (from my stash) and added some small pink flowers and attached it so it was overhanging the door area.  The card was completed with white and grey mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Happy Friday Sue, and a beautiful card to start the day, love it. Looks like where I want to live.
Pat, so glad your husband had a twofer op, all dealt with and one recovery. Hope he is recovering well and you have him home soon.
Sharon, hope you are feeling a little better today, have you had any more updates from hospital.
Elaine, it's good that they are trying everything so that Andrew gets his treatments, so important fir him to know they are fighting fir him.
Hope you are well. Hugs to you all.
It's lovely to hear of you all meeting up at the craft venues, wish I could get there but too far.
Donita, thinking of you, it's never easy ending a long term relationship but it will get better, there is someone out there for you.
Work seems to have swept it all under the carpet. They still haven't handed over the risk assessment, they have 20 days to review my health form and 2 days ago, the guy responsible came up to move more cabinets. My manager went over to him and they left it till I finished work, when I went back in yesterday, they had moved some cabinets back to where they were Duhhhh.
Hugs to all particularly missing, poorly and downhearted friends. Hugs for all carers too.

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, yes I could definitely live there!!! No problem at all : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue beautiful card.

Barbara V

Steph Cotterill said...

Happy Friday Sue. You love that you can do more than one thing with a set of dies (unlike many companies that make an expensive die for single purpose only) and we love what you love and do with your dies. Every morning its a beautiful surprise as to what we will see in front of us and we're never disappointed. I'd love to be able to peek behind the front door, I bet the decor and cleanliness is second to none lol my mum always use to say "you can get a good idea of the inside by the look of the outside" so a beautiful front door and luscious inviting floral display tells me this is a beautiful home, or would be if I got out of my imaginary head lol. I was lucky to have this collection for Christmas but ashamed to admit I've not used them yet, I promise to use them weekend and give them their first outing at market next month ☺
So I'll send sunny love n hugs to you to start your day as you've started mine with a smile as you usually do - thank you xxx

Denise Bryant said...

I have a 'thing' for windows and doors, so I am just in love with this card! Looks so fun to make too!

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card today
Karen xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for another wonderful card. I love the soft colours on this one.

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, like all the little extra touches of shading that bring depth to the 'scene'. Wish my front door was as smart.
Donita - my life is full of escapees too (of all sorts), love wild flowers. Had to look up myrtle - nice. Hope things are better for you soon, such a shame to lose a potential MIL who loved your cards so much!
Pam, WOT? Such a crazy place to work in. All well said again, hanging on to your words.
Hugs to all. Esp Laine.

'P' in Wales

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely card - perfect for a "new home" as well as birthdays. This time of the morning doesn't normally exist for me but my daughter-in-law started labour pains early and we had a call just before 5 a.m. to go over to look after our little grandson while she went into hospital to give birth. Our new grandson will be with us soon!
Doreen R

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Beautiful card today!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Great for a new home card.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a wonderful card today, I love the brickwork in the background, I will have to keep my eye out for that mask.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said, what on earth are the playing at where you work, there is obviously a big problem there, keep your chin up hugs xx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, it's great when you show how to use a die in a different way.
Pam, hope that you're keeping the union up to date with what's happening, your bosses really shouldn't be moving more things around until they have made sure that it won't affect people's health. I'll echo the rest of your comments. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I love this card, the dies are all great, and your attention to detail makes it so special. Have a great day all. Bx

hollyberry said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.

Jan.moogie said...

Simply gorgeous WOW love it Sue. Have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

cr@fty said...

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

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful card and what a lovely new home card it would be. Lovely
Muriel x

rosiejt said...

Very different but great!

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love this. Must try!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a posh pad!!! This would make a great new home card.x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. WOW Sue such a beautiful card to wake up to this morning. I love how you have created the background with the mask and Spring foliage finishes the card of...... Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Love to live here, looks beautiful.
Annette x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card from a new house or even opening new doors card.
I expecially love the little trees

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card today Sue! Just love cards with windows and cards but especially topiary. Debra x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card. I love the foliage. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Chris Curry said...

A very smart looking pretty card Sue, lovely. Thank you. Have a lovely weekend. Xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Pretty card which looks so realistic.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. The dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-could be used for many occasions.


Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card to start the day. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card, wouldn't mind a front door like that myself!! This is such an adaptable die.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam what are they playing at where you work!!! X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely clean crisp card ,i love it !.

Crafty Cruiser, how exciting ,you will be cuddling your new grandson soon .xx

Sending you luv n hugs Donita. xxxx

Maureen , hope you are still doing well on the Wheelie frame ? xx

Pam Eee what plonker's you work for , when will they start to realise that peoples health issues should come first .Will echo you again today .

Take care and big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card this morning. I would love to live there! This would make a lovely new home card or Christmas card with holly as well as birthday cards- very versatile.
Pam, your bosses don't seem to learn do they? Normally it's OTT health and safety - this seems to be the opposite!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A very chic front door, it looks wonderful and very welcoming with the flowers around it.
Thanks for sharing,

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, would love a front door like that!!
Marion S x

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Lovely card today ideal for a new home card and could also turn it into a Christmas card too.

Pam yes i have appointment now with specialist on the 19th June, I have another virus, doctor said my immune system is very low so have to take strong multi vitamin along with my other tablets so shake me and I rattle, it does pull you down sometimes but hey ho there is worse of than me. Work really do need to sort things out for you it must be so hard and stressful for you, hope it gets sorted soon and im thinking of you.

I reiterate all Pam said and send love and healing hugs to all
have a good day and enjoy the sun


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - at first glance I thought this was a Christmas card, which it could easily be with some holly but it's also a great new home card. Very clever dies. Sending best wishes

Unknown said...

Morning Sue absolutely beautiful card lovely for new home .
Catherine V94 xx

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a smart front door and I love those cute little topiary trees and yes, it does have a festive feel to it...see how I avoided using the dreaded C word!


hettygarlick said...

I love the little topiary trees!

ethansnanna said...

when I first saw this, I thought of C*******s too!!
Would be great with holly leaves and berries. Love
the splash of colour from the branch,

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue haven't got this die but its on my list love the trees what you have created is beautiful thank you
Love June horrocks xxxxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x x hazel

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card this morning, Sue.
Have a great day.
Lesley S x

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Owlish said...

This is a great card today l can see a lovely little puppy popping his head out of this window frame
Joy Xx

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
This is a lovely New Home card, but will make a lovely Christmas card too!
They are playing games Pam, they hope you'll let it drop as they are in the Wrong!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Really lovely, love the subtle colouring.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a beautiful and 'clean' card - want those spring foliage dies....Just gorgeous

Tressa said...

The design of this pretty card lends itself to a wide variety of occasions including the dreaded C............S. I, too, would like to open the window to see what is behind!


Geordie Jan said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card this is, the little flowers are gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

Just right for a new home card Sue love from Jackie xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, i love this card and I love playing with all the dies in these sets, they are my most favourite dies at the moment along with the garden shadow box, you can do so much with them but I still need your inspiration to get me going :-)

Pat - happy for your husband that he had a 2 for 1 operation and hope that his recovery goes from strength to strength.
Pam - words fail me but at least your manager was on the ball.
'P' - we all know what type of escapees you have lol My mum's name was Myrtle and she was as lovely as the plant.

Thinking of all our missing and poorly friends on this gloriously sunny day, hope you all feel better for some sunshine.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely elegant card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Huggable Heroes,

Amazing the different looks with the Arched Door/Window. The Posh door was shiny black. This one's white and vellum with a flowering tree. It could easily have a wreath with baubles that are fall-away bits from the Atlantic Ocean Background. (Is that what you mean by C........s?)

Pam, you're smarter than all your bosses, and they probably know it, which is why they're keeping quiet.

Doreen R, congratulations on your new grandson. Pat L, I'm so glad your husband got his hip squared away.

I did have a good day Thursday, and just one more work day and one more big story to write before a three-day weekend. And after that, the big boss who proved himself sadistic will be retired. I'll be humming the Country music refrain: Thank God and Greyhound, he's gone.!"

Thank you for the healing hugs,


Unknown said...

Hi sue. And crafters.

Awwww what a cute wee card this morning love it x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card so pretty the flowers over hanging the front door.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jaye said...

Morning, Sue, what a lovely pretty card. These dies are so versatile and will lend themselves oo so many occasions, including festive ones. (far too early for me to think of that, LOL!!) The door makes you want to open it to see inside the house! I haven't got these dies, but like many others, they are on my list. Thanks for the inspiration, as ever. x

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue the beautiful flowers that make up the happy band of Wilsonettes,
This would make a lovely new home card or house warming card and just how nice is that brick embossing showing up, it looks like it has been done by a folder not a mask. Now Sue flower, although i don't own any of your dies that look like today's card, i do have SB ones off a window/door that i could use, so that could still be a possibility and i do have the leafy branch and tiny's that you have so i can still do a Sue impression just with a twist, lol. The card reminds me off those posh crescents of houses like in Bath or Edinburgh that are all white stone with the little wrought iron railings for fences at the front of their properties. London's posh part would probably have these type of houses as well but this is just what my mind sees when looking at today's piece of joy. Thank you flower for continuing to inspire us all with your daily crafty wander.
Oh what a gorgeous day it is and O.H. is waiting for the big play center that he has bought teeny tiny for his birthday next month, a swings/chute/rocker combination that is going out our back garden for him to play on. Now i got last year in the sale a big pool with the canopy and electric pump for him when i was getting 75% off it and that is what teeny was getting for his birthday from us, but obviously this wasn't enough from us by O.H's reckoning and he needed more(his other grandparents can afford the best of everything for him at any time, so i am not even going to try and compete). I remember when kids were happy with wee paddling pools and a wee chute or a swing, they didn't need to have the biggest and best that there was. I remember my big cousin making me a swing out of a piece of wood that he sanded and 4 holes where he threaded the thick rope through and knotted on the bottom. When we were getting too big with our feet trailing on the ground we just turned it up on it'self a few times to take us up a bit until either big cousin came back to reknot the ropes or dad did it on the Sunday when he was off some times.
Pat flower, it's so good to read that your poor hubby has finally been sorted in his twofer op because even with pain killers, the poor man would be so sore. The quicker they get back on their feet, the quicker and better a recovery that they make, so sending him hugs down in the hope that he is only going forward from now on.
Pam, talk about giving jobs to the boys for nothing...gee whizz why move them to move them back to the same spot and a bet they didn't dust or wash is down while they had them out of the way. Glad though to see that your EO has some common sense even if it is lacking in other parts of the business. Has your building escalated up to critical level as well? I think the C?A that i was in will be on critical level as there was over 2000 staff within a very small area. I hope that you are keeping a bit better now anyway flower and that their tomfoolery with the shifting there and back again hasn't gone right to your breathing system again.
Crafty Cruiser, oh i hope that your poor DIL has had your little bundle of joy by now and that a certain "big" brother is just that...big brother to his baby brother.
Sending you hugs Donita, but flower just because you are no longer engaged to that lady's son, you are still friends with him and his lovely mum and i'm quite sure she will still love your cards. Things will get easier flower, just one step at a time, the right person is there, you just haven't discovered them yet.x
Well it's an absolutely glorious day up here at Glenochil and i so wish that there is more people being able to enjoy days like this. I am sending hugs to all
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

sued99 said...

Such a gorgeous card. Who wouldn't want to live there! X

CraftyJo said...


Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
I will have to put the Window Box accessories die set on my wish list. This is another lovely card.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such an elegant card with so many uses I love it I hope you are keeping well and managing to find some me time.
Pam keep up the pressure at work and don't let them get you down.Crafty cruiser I hope by now you have a healthy grandson.Donita so glad you are feeling more positive we are here to listen.

Disco Queen said...

Super card. Love how you've used vellum to soften the look.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, and loving your shading, too. Only one thing missing - the cat :-)
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Thank you... love these ideas... off to try...

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the fresh feeling of this card.
Rosemary xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

You are so clever when designing your die sets so they can get more than one design out of them by adding more or nipping away a piece here and there. As a card making crafter, I certainly benefit from you coming up with the extra designs from one set. Thank you. Today's card is so clean and sleek and lovely. The only thing I would add would be a red lettered "Welcome" mat on the door step. I'M HOME!

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic design and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card sue x glad I'm not the only one that could see a hint of the 'c' word ! I love the topiary trees they really give the card extra elegance x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Unknown said...

Great card today Sue, I have this kenitic set of dies they are fabulous to work with


Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

An elegant design today. It amazing how many wonderful looks you are able to create with your die sets and they are all so different. Like many others have said, that's what we like about your dies.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Scottydog said...

Hello Sue, as soon as I saw today's offering I thought new home & Christmas (as others have suggested) not to mention birthdays. A lovely card. Thank you Sue. Hope you are getting some time to enjoy this lovely weathe (if you are in the UK!)

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for another special card - love the flowers over the door !!

Yvonne H said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & somewhere I would love to stay. This would be a great new home card. Yvonne xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
The foliage dies are beautiful, so pretty.

lritchie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the foliage

Lori from Canada

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, wish my front door looked like that!!
Thank you all for the good wishes for my husband, might get him home tomorrow or Sunday. On a brighter note I was doing a floral art competition this morning and I got first prize
Pam can't believe they came in to move cabinets while you were there, sounds like they are burying their heads but don't let them away with it.

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Beryl said...

Lovely card Sue.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, that's a very posh door with the topiary trees outside - my chiropractors door looks a bit like this!! What a great male birthday card or a new home card or as other have said the C word! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. What are your company thinking of!!! Oh they think it will blow over, they are in for a treat aren't they xxxx
Doreen I hope your new grandson has arrived safe and sound, enjoy those cuddles xxx
Donita I'm sure you will remain friends with your ex fiancé and family so your cards will still be appreciated xxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful. It is suitable for so many occasions. I love the clean and simple look of it. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.

Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone short one today. Love the card, background and flowers over the door much love to Pat and hi by. Donita, Elaine e, Crewe Trish,and you dear Pam.Thinking of you all xxxxxxxxxxx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

Oh this is such a pretty card, and these dies could be used for so many occasions.
A very worthwhile investment for any Crafter I would say .

Hope you have a great weekend, love and hugs Brenda XXX

ursula said...

A really lovely 'new home' card Sue, really lovely...I have just ordered this die after seeing your beautiful card they other day where you used it by extending it.....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card :)

June x

barbara macaskill said...

This is so pretty! Restful and lovely! As I am looking at it I am thinking that the topiiaries could also be used as an ice cream 🍦! With pink for strawberry for blueberry it would make a greT Summer card! TFS!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Such a beautiful card today and what clever use of all the dies. I'd like to be invited to that house!
Pam, what are they playing at? I think they are running scared, that's why nothing further has been said and the moving of files was delayed. It's typical that some have been put back to their original position - Brain of Britain is definitely not employed there!!!
Elaine, thinking of you all.
Pat L, glad everything is done and hope your husband is home this weekend. Congratulations on winning 1st prize - clever clogs ha ha. I saw the Torturer for the first time yesterday (the physio) and am now the proud owner of an arm crutch, as well as 2 indoor zimmers and my wheelie for outside. My biggest problem is knowing which to use ha ha.
Laine hope you are feeling better.
PP hope you are picking up.
Donita, it's lovely that you are still friends with your ex and his family.
Sharon, hope you feel better soon.
love to all who are poorly or lonely and their carers.
Maureenx x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Sue

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely Sue. I like the way you have made the stonework

Janet in Menston said...

Fab card, would make a great 'new home' card

Val Jones said...

Lovely Sue. Would make a great Christmas card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I love the simplicity and clean lines. The splash of colour from the Spring Foliage die is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

liz spooner said...

This is a very nice card Sue, and quite versatile too.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab - love it.
Beverley W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely edwardian elegance with your window/door die.

Theresa said...

so pretty and delicate. i can just imagine this with snow and glitter transformed into a christmas card, hugs xx

Maria said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card Sue and a front door that look lovely with
the nice stone wall. lovely.

Pam- hope you cooping with everything at work and it
all will get sorted asap. Take care x
Pat- wishing your OH gets better and not in too much pain.
Wonderful you won the Floral art competition x
Sharon- sorry to see you not well, sending you well wishes and
hugs. Speak to you soon x
Elaine- Hope all goes well for Andrew and Helen's back is alright.
Hope you take care x
Doreen- any news yet ? Wonderful to hear of new babies being
born. Hope you get to see your new grandson soon x
Donita- good rid 'big boss' :-) Have a nice weekend and you will
be alright, hugs x
Norah- hope your family is fine and little Harry will have a great
birthday. SIL and the other set of grand parents constant trying
to buy the best and biggest for their grand children and I hate it.
These kids have so much so they could open their own toy shop. Mad !
Maureen- glad to see you getting around much easier but slowly, we
don't wan't you to trip over them all, oj oj x

Sending hugs to you all, have a nice weekend and don't forget
the sun lotion if going out in the gorgeous weather we at last
have here in the UK, hope it is the same wherever you live
Maria x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely card I like the brick background and the topiary!
Sharon I hope you will soon be feeling better you've had a rough time recently
Pat l congratulations on winning the floral art competition hope your husband will be home soon
Hope you all enjoy the long weekend

Jomada-Dawn said...

Another lovely card using the window die - I love to get more and more inspiration, it's good to see how versatile the die sets are

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Could be used for lots of occasions. Thank you for sharing this. Echoing Pam's comments today. Sorry this is short.

DeCor said...

Really love today's card.

DeCor said...

Really love today's card.

Kate's Cards said...

Love it!

julie laz said...

Love this, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue
C MacHugh

Fikreta said...

so gorgeous card1

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, different.
Di B. x

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Sorry I am posting late. Too busy crafting !

Love this card very much. Thanks always for sharing your ideas.

Happy Sunday if you can !

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock