Monday, 21 August 2017

Sea You

Hi crafters!  It's a fun sort of card for a Monday morning!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and stamped my sentiment at the top centre of the card.   I used the inside of the fishbowl die and traced it lightly with a pencil.  I stamped the cat from the Fishbowl Friends stamp set so that it was partially inside the fishbowl area and outside to the right of it.  I coloured the cat then cut an aperture on the pencil line, saving the inside piece for later.   Using the round treat cup, I filled it with clear hand sanitiser and sealed it by gluing acetate over the top and allowing it to dry well.  I taped the treat cup in place through the aperture.  I embossed the inside aperture cut out piece using the Ocean Waves Pinpoint embossing folder.  I cut a couple of fish out of blue card and two seaweed pieces of out green card.  I used the matching stamps to add detail to the fish, then glued all the pieces on to the embossed aperture piece.  I added that to a larger square of white card then taped it behind the treat cup making sure that the cat would line up with the original stamp on the background.  I attached the original background over the front of the treat cup, lining up the cat, then inked lightly around the edge with Tumbled Glass.  I cut a Fishbowl and inked it with Tumbled Glass before attaching it over the top of the treat cup.  I made a table for the fishbowl to sit on by folding a piece of kraft card then adding some thin strips as legs.  I cut the Bermuda die out of white and backed it in white, then cut it in half down the centre.  I added a score line to help fold it over the table so it looked like a table cloth draping from it.  I completed the card with white on white pierced mats and layers. The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

What a lovely card to start the week off, it's fun and happy, simply gorgeous.
June, hope your workshop went well, and that you had a great time.
Elaine, hope all is well with you and the family. How is Jihn doing. Has your new neighbour moved in yet.
Rosemary, if you are increasing the meds does that mean you are starting to adjust to them, hooe the seizures are under control soon.
Laine, you are starting to sound better already, I hope so, lovely lady.
Donita, you are lovely, you have such a way with words. I'm sorry I scared you so much. I had a better day yesterday, thank you all for your kind wishes.
Alimecca, do you live in Seaham. Seaham front is a.beautiful place, my favourite ice cream shop Lickety Splits and the big brass memorial Tommy, gorgeous place to spend a few hours.
Pat, glad you enjoyed your flower arranging day with your friends, I'm sure Mr L managed just perfectly, dare I say, glad of the peace.
My daily hugs to all, thanks fir being so caring just when a person needs it, you are all there.. Thinking of our poorly and missing friends.

TDQ Karen said...

Ingenious. I love it xx

Jan.moogie said...

This is awesome stunning and fantastically brilliant. love it Sue. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Pat said...

Morning Sue
What an original card, I do love this blog and your inspirational ideas
Pat x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fabulous fun card, love the dimension created with the stamping and your table. Absolutely fab. Have a good day all. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Good morning brilliant card the cat's expression is awesome it always makes me smile.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a lovely card to wake up to on this very miserable and wet morning in Kent, it is raining hard here. Look at that little cat's face, it is so cute, love it.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, and yes I had a great time yesterday, made a lovely landscape card using the London scene (bought from Joanna Sheen) and also using the pebeo gum - I enjoyed that, then we made a bag with flowers decorating it and a she card to match. Mind you I was so tired when I got home. Pleased to hear that yesterday was a better day for you. Also I had to look up Seaham on Google as I had never heard of it, it looks a lovely little place and the Lickety Splits ice cream shop sounds a lot of fun, I saw a statue of what looks like a fisherman, could that have been Tommy, will have to have another look.

Still got to make my twin sisters 70th birthday card yet, I think I have an idea now, only 6 days to go.

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

Morning Sue.
Thank you a really cute card.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Crafters All,

Who knew one could get a lovely tablecloth in Bermuda! Such a clever card, and happy, too.

Margaret Rogers, your husband must have robbed the cradle!

Bert the Dalmatian is a good name.

Today I saw a black lab puppy in a red shopping cart. Made my day. She was eight weeks old and very well-behaved, although they were buying accident pads for their floor.

My cat and I have survived the flea-bombing of our house.

Rosemary Powell, I'm going to write down your line and use it for encouragement.

I think NASA is going to Facebook Live the eclipse.

Enjoy your week.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, A lovely fun card this morning.

Barbara V

hazel young said...

Brilliant card Sue x xhazel

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, what a great fun and cute card
Marion S x

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute card! Love the bauble with that kitty!

hollyberry said...

Beautiful and very cute card xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a great fun card to start the week. I do love that little cats face it's so cute. A great idea with the table cloth. Hope everyone has a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Dragonsnap2 said...

I've seen this card a few times now but always with a new variation. I particularly like the tablecloth this time and always the look on the cat's face. Gorgeous card.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need. Crafty hugs,
D xx

JAO said...

Fun card Sue.

Narrowboat girl said...

What a fun card to brighten up a miserable Monday morning. I love the way you have made the tablecloth out of the Bermuda die, ingenious

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. What can I say but WOW WOW WOW . I just love this card , its so cute. Very brilliant on how you have created this card and the sentiment works so well.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Geordie Jan said...

Good morning Sue, this card really made me smile, its lovely x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A card to bring a smile to anyone's face this morning. Love how you've made the table and its cover - genius!
Sending get well wishes to all in pain. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Chris Curry said...

A definite fun card, Sue, makes you smile. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card . Jean Z xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a great fun card, there is so much attention to detail. Love the table cloth. Just the sort of card to cheer us up on a wet, drab Monday morning.

Love Rosemarie X X

ahappycrafter50 said...

Fun card, and so clever how you've achieved dimension in it.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, so cute & such a fun idea.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Your beautiful card made me smile today-the cat has the same colouring as my dear Noah who is curled up on my bed as I type! We have also just taken delivery of a marine and tropical fish tanks as our daughter has moved back home, so a very fitting card! X

Pam said...

Hi June, Tommy is a WW1 soldier in full uniform sitting with his rifle, tin hat, greatcoat and the legging strips they had to wear to protect their legs. It is an amazing monument and it was on loan fir a while to Seaham. The people loved it so much it was bought and us is a permanent war memorial. Lickety Splits is a 50's style American Ice Cream Parlour, ice cream to die for.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Such a cute card. Love it.

karenlotty said...

This is gorgeous I've seen you do this on Hochanda haven't I

BenteS said...

WOW, this is amazing!
The cat is so cute :))

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous fun card.
B xx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

WOW! What a fabbie card, it cheered me up this morning seeing it, such fun!

Krafty Runner x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Another fun cards, I admired this idea when first saw it demo-ed the water is a great addition.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card made me smile this morning. So clever, especially with the tablecloth. Thank you for a bright and cheery start to the day, sending best wishes

Netty The Runner said...

So seeet, love the puddy cat.
Annette x

Val Jones said...

A lovely was to start the week Sue. Such a fun, pretty card. Thank you for making me smile.
Love Val in Spain xxx

doreenj said...

A lovely, cheerful card to start the week,
just love the cat's face!!

Doreen x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes

lovely fun card to cheer us up on a wet Monday morning Sue thank you.

Glad you had a better day yesterday Pam sending love and big healing hugs my friend, im going to have to look up Seaham it sounds lovely.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day whatever your doing

Anne said...

What a fun card this morning, Sue. I love the effect of the hand sanitiser.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

There's that darn cat again! his cross-eyed look - is he trying to focus on both fish at the same time?

Bermuda does make a very pretty tablecloth too..


Kate's Cards said...

Very cute! xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great card, love the cat watching the fish, he looks bossed eyed.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very happy card the cat lovers would appreciate this one .

Pam , so pleased you had a better day yesterday , John has had his appointment through regarding his memory problem for the 14th Sept , it can't come quick enough for me i tell you , i do hope they can give him some medication to help .It is very hard following him around making sure he turns taps off and takes the plug out of the sink , yesterday he left the front door keys in the lock a visitor to the flats kindly knocked on and handed them to me , it saddens me to see he can't handle his money anymore and tell the right time .
Andrew and Helen are away to the caravan today , hoping to spend the week if Andrew is well enough, he has another scan coming up on the 4th sept .
Mary is still waiting for the date her treatment starts .
I had a letter from the Housing asking me if i had thought to buy a mobile walker that is lighter than the one i have as it maybe easier to handle getting in through the door , what ? the one i bought was nearly £100 , they are working with a wage , we are not ,i could not possibly afford to buy another one .
Anyway enough of my problems Pam , i hope you have a very good day and will echo you again today as i have taken up enough space.
Hugs to all my besties , poorly and missing friends .
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a cute card this morning! I love that cheeky grin on the cat's face!
Your idea of creating water with the hand sanitizer is so clever?!
Lesley S x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fun & happy card today. Yvonne xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this card the cat is so cute your colouring is perfect and the sentiment too.
I'm minding my sons cat while they are on holiday looks just like the one in the card
Love always June xxxxxxxx

Crafting Queen said...

I LOVE this card, the cat is just ADORABLE !!!!!!

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a fun card for his Monday morning I don't have these dies as I don't think I would use them enough to warrant the cost but I do love your fun card
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Cheeky face on the cat made me smile too!
Love to everyone wishing you all well, especially 'alimecca ' you seem to be going through it too!
Love Marg

cheryl brown said...

Hi Sue,

Delightful cute card to make me smile and many other I have no doubt.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE FUN CARDS. It is such a clever one, too, with the lovely cat positioned where it is. My hat off to you, Sue. And thank you so much for sharing and showing us how it's done.
Hugs, Rose

PS My cat smiles all the time, too.

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Quick Comment Today "Hooray" I Hear You Say Lol!!!
Your Blog Inspires Me Each/Every Day, You Never/Ever Cease To Amaze Me With Such
Truly Outstanding First Class Cards, Sadly I Haven't Got This Range Of Dies, There's Always More
Important Cutting Dies (From Your Range) I Need In My Collection, Plus I've Noticed That You About To Launch
Your New Set Of Cutting Dies Very Soon, No Actual Photographs Available I Do Hope I Am Able To Purchase
A Few Before I Go On Holiday.
Fabulous Products Used Today, The Wonderful Bermuda Cutting Dies Who Would Have Thought Of Using
This As A Table Cloth (Only You My Friend) It Looks Fabulous, Great Table Made From Kraft Card.
I Love All Your 3 Dimensional Cards It Gives Them Such Character, You Are Such A Talented Crafter Where
Would We Be With This Phenomenal Blog.
I For One Can't Find The Words To Thank You For All That You Do, Your Extremely Hard Work
Your Impressive Cards/Projects Plus All The Luxurious Cutting Dies.
Sue, My Dear Friend Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another lovely and fun card that could be used for so many occasions...Love it.

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely, refreshing card. So cute. Haven't commented for a while as I've been away. Hope all is well in your world. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

sued99 said...

What a cute card. Love it! X

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, love this die and stamp set - great card xx

Unknown said...

A great card, love the cat watching the fish, he looks bossed eyed.

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The Craft Bucket said...

Just adorable, I love it. Love Jane the Craft Bucket x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a cute and adorable card. I love the cat eyeing up the fish. You bring so many different and inspirational ideas.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this fun card not least because it features your gorgeous cat stamp. The table and cloth are inspired, love it all.

Pam - I saw Tommy and Seaham yesterday on Homes Under The Hammer!

Must dash as I have to take hubby to the doctors for blood tests etc., will pop back later to read the other comments.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very cute card love the little shelf with the lace doily.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Rosemary Stickland said...

Cute card!
Rosemary xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great fun card today, it made me smile when it popped up. I think it was the look on the cats face and the lace Mat, my gran used to love them and I've got them in a box safe and sound. Mine are a little more modern but I respect the hours that were spent crocheting them. I like the hand sanitiser trick, it makes great water. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Hope today is a better day. I'm off to look at seaham, the icecream shop sounds just up my street!
Donita I hope you enjoyed the eclipse, I heard on the news this morning Bonnie Tyler was going to be singing total eclipse of the heart on a cruise ship during the eclipse, my daughter and I thought that was perfect. Xxx

SueJ said...

Love this card Sue. Very different and such fun.

Sue MacFall said...

So cute - love it. Thank you Sue.

CraftyJo said...

This is very cute :)

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card card that kitty is just so cute behind the lovely fish bowl. You are very talented. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is a fun card.

Berina RGA said...

Wow! What a lovely card! I love that you have used hand sanitizer for water. Looks so cool.

dragonswing said...

I just LOVE this card!!! The cat looks like he is looking out of a diving bell to see the fish. It is so pawsitively adorable.

dizy said...

Great card x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your kitty cat makes me laugh. What a fun card!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Woweeeeee !! Thank you for another inspiration for my fishbowl stamps and dies. I adore how you have created the lacy tablecloth, so very effective, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Ha ha ha, this is so typical of cats. it is such a cute card. Great dies, they make a great table cloth. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Pam glad you are feeling a little better.
Elaine. I know how hard it is checking up on your husband. My mother in law is the same, there maybe medication John can take. Glad Andrew is well enough to go to the caravan.I am thinking of you all and sending love and hugs.
Donita did you enjoy the eclipse? I remember when it happened here I was too at work looking out of the window. I thought it was a bit scarry.!! Sending love and hugs also to dear Crewe Trish and family.
Yesterday went to my daughter's for lunch and for my Jacket Russell Dylan to meet my daughter's new Leecher Lionel
Was a bit of fun as my dog is very protective of me and my husband and my daughter but by the time we left there was a spark that they may just get on eventually!
Love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

barbara macaskill said...

This scene reminds me of feeding my fish every morning and night. All three of my kitties show up anju,p on top of the tank hoping to catch a treat of their own while the fish are distracted! No treats captured yet even though the cats are trying hard!
I love the soft and delicate coloring on the front of the card and the cat and fish are colored beautifully! TFS! It is so pretty

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
It's such a cute card the only trouble is my family don't have cats.I have had a tired day today the rheumatoid arthritis medication does that so I have been making Christmas cards.
Pam I am glad you are feeling a little better look after yourself and take it easy.Elaine what a cheek I can't see how getting a lighter walker will help you through the door.Donita and Rosemary hugs

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this cat stamp, you can tell exactly what he is thinking. You showed a similar card on the blog before and I loved that one too (as I am a cat lover).


ursula said...

Oh I do so love this card, will definitely replicate it at some your ideas with the treat cups....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, lovely cute card to start off the week. That cat's face says it all. Hugs xx P Austen

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lovely fun card to cheer us on this wet dismal Monday, a lot of work involved but it was worth it, thank you for sharing
Pam echoing you today and sending hugs to you and to all our poorly and missing friends

Love and hugs everyone

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Such a cute card. I can think of many friends who would love this card, it is just perrrrrfect for them!
Hugs Brenda xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow, this is such a cute, sweet card. So cleverly done!
Doreen R

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today. Love the cat.

Theresa said...

such a sweet card! and what a fab idea to have the table. i was rewatching your fishbowl video last night. you must have read my mind, lol! hugs xx

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Barbara said...

I just love this stamp and die set, your cute cards are always amazing.
This one has to be in my Top Ten SW cards!
I would love to see a video of this one especially with the cute tablecloth.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

What a fantastic card .. I love it xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue what a cute and fun card I just love everything about this one
And your design is wonderful.

Debs cards xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Loved this cute card when I saw your video

June x

Judy Hollers said...

This is a precious card! I love it! Cat's have such wonderful personalities and minds of their own. Thank you for this darling card!

Anonymous said...

What a fun card, made me smile on a very dull day. What a great range of dies you produce. Thank you .Sue.

Scottydog said...

Above comment mine, must have pressed anonymous in error - tired!

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love this fun card, how cute is that cat and i really love the attention to detail with the pretty table cloth.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really cute card today. Love that cat! It reminds me of one that we had when I was about 5 or 6, it used to sit and watch the goldfish ( or put her paw in to try and catch them!
Pam, no I don't live in Seaham, I live in Ferryhill. Do like going to Seaham though, it's really smartened up in the last few years hasn't it? Haven't tried the ice cream shop yet !!! Glad you're feeling better xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Cute and funny card today! You presented a similar card before but this one, with the table and a table cloth is brilliant.
I don’t have the dies and stamps yet but are there, somewhere on my long wish list. Thank you for the inspiration.

Ladies, wish you all a great day. Be healthy and happy.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Viki Banaszak said...

That is so cool! I love the table and tablecloth you made on this card.

Latenight SandyH said...

Just love that cat. So cute.
Take care everyone.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I forgot to leave a post I seem to be doing that a lot lately! What a cute card I love the expression on the cats face lol! The table and cloth you made are fabulous and really finish off the card.
Extra hugs for being late xx
Heather T

Unknown said...

Love this fun card today Sue


Marie said...

Thank you Sue for sharing your talents with us all on a daily basis. I will not attempt this card as it seems beyond my expertise. I do love the expression on the face of the cat.


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is super cute and beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Unknown said...

Hi sue.

Cute An funny love it!! X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh my word such a fun card

DeCor said...

Such an adorable card...really love u t!

DeCor said...

Such an adorable card...really love u t!

Fikreta said...

Love this gorgeous card!