Thursday, 30 August 2018


Hi crafters!  It's black, white and iris for today's card.  I started by cutting the Caroline die in the centre of the card and one of the Squared Squares around the edge.  I decided to put the Caroline back into the aperture I had cut so you can see the outline of it.  I backed the very centre of the Caroline die with Iris card and the rest of the background with white card so it really pops out.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre oval from the Caroline die set and mounted it in the middle.  I made several of the Petal Pocket flowers out of white card and inked all the edges with Shaded Lilac ink.  I cut centres for them out of Iris card and added pearls.  I seated the largest one on a satin ribbon bow and added some leaves to all of them.  The card was completed with white, black and Iris mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue and putting that die back into the card is WOW love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

hollyberry said...

This colour combination gives a really striking and elegant card. Beautiful!

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Think I like it. But remove the floral element and change the sentiment you've given a brilliant idea for a lovely card to give to a male. That pop of Iris makes the whole thing pop, yes I really do like this. Have a good day whatever your plans xxx said...

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

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, love the Iris with the black and white. Love Jean xxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Pretty card today love the dies you've used,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Unknown said...

Striking card this morning! Debra x

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card and striking in black, white and iris.
Marion S x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
This card would make a stunning mantle pleaser.x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

What a gorgeous card you have for us today Sue. The colours go so well together and are quiet and peaceful.
A beautiful start to the day. Thank you.
Marie P.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
stunning card this morning ,the colours work beautifully together. I keep looking at the petal pocket flowers and think I need them more now to finish my cards.
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a pretty card, great colour combo and perfect finishing touches. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Chris Curry said...

Good card Sue, very smart and with lovely flowers. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such a striking card, love the die cut idea and the colours. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning. Love the Iris.

Barbara V

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card today and great colours

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning card today, love the squared square die set, a wonderful outline for any of yoyr dies.

Stay safe health and happy hugs June Smith xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

WoW-stunning Card, love the colour combination.


scrAPpamondo said...

Great design, so classy!

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, a real stunner of a card today. I must get my petal pocket flowers out again as they look lovely edged with ink which ties them in with the rest of the design. Hugs xx Pauline

Suemac said...

A striking card.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely elegant card.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Love the colour choice. The squared square is a great frame.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card today Sue and the squared frame looks stunning on it. And I agree with Steph...... using another colour and sentiment makes a nice male card. And my hubbys birthday coming up ..... I need these ideas. He is not a sporty man so that cuts a lot out. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Clai01 said...

Outstanding card Sue and always like shaded lilac especially. x

Yorkie girl said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone
Loving today’s card Sue. It is very striking a real eye catcher
Anyone would be so happy to receive this beauty
Have a wonderful day Sue
Take care folks
Theresa G Xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
The more I see this die the more I need it, it is so useful definitely the top of my must have list.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty love this die. love Jean Z xxxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning & striking card today, love the colour combination that you have used.Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I really love the way you have used the frame die and the flowers are so simple and work so well on this card. The colours are striking but equally it could be made into a man's card too. Sending best wishes

Owlish said...

I absolutely love this card it’s gorgeous great colours and inspiration


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the dies used and the card is pretty!
Hugs x
Heather T

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the style of this card but although I have been using far more black than previously (entirely down to you) there is just a bit too much for me here. I would have to borrow the design and make it in a different colour combination but thanks for the inspiration.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love the squared square Die, very striking card

Love and hugs to everyone

evis said...

Hi Sue,
Like Francis I love the design of the card but not the black.
I would substitute the black for another colour.
Evis M.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another gorgeous post and I must have missed the petal pocket flowers but they are now on my want list....Would love to see this with red replacing the purple but the purple does work beautifully. Thanks for sharing..

Tressa said...

Welcome from the Avignon -Paris TGV where I have finally managed to get onto the internet and onto the blog for the first time this week.

The colours used here make this a very striking card. I like the flowers.


Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Gorgeous flowers and beautiful dies you have used.

Unknown said...

So pretty! In so many ways! I just love this.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Sue MacFall said...

Beautiful, Sue. I love the flower especially.

Jan Leatherland said...

Lovely card today, really like this colourway.

in Sheffield

sued99 said...

A real stunner of a card that really catches the eye. X

CraftyJo said...


dj from kettering said...

Gosh, that's really lovely!! I do like the
more stronger colours,

Doreen x

CCM said...

Lovely card and design. I joined to Frances and Evis... too much black for me, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs from Toronto,

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue wow a very elegant card love the colour combo it's stunning.
Love Lyndaxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely all occasion, all gender card if the flowers are removed.
Doreen R

Jean said...


Laura O said...

Great card sue love the colours. Laura O Springfield

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Sue I see that shaded lilac looks a lovely match to the iris card The use of black really makes it pop

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really pretty card today. I haven't got the squared squares but I am sure it will find it's way onto my shopping list at Ally Pally now that I have seen this creation.


June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I’m late today a beautiful card indeed I love the flowers very pretty coloursthank you love june Horrocks xxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Just a stunner, with my colours, too. Gorgeous xx
Hugs, Rose

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful sue
Gr Karin

ursula said...

Brilliant, I just love striking in colour...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Scottydog said...

Stunning card today. Take away the flowers & I think it would certainly be ideal for a man. Thank you Sue

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, this is stunning, love black and white just my colours
Wendy x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful compilation of die-cuts, I adore these flowers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really gorgeous card.
I love the dies and colours you have used!
Lesley S x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card I love the combination of dies & colours

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card today and the one yesterday was lovely. The petal
pockets were a mystery how to make at first. Julia showed me how
to fold them and I still managed to make them inside out Lol

Donita- Saw your photo, very nice backside :>)

hugs to all, Maria x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Seemed to have missed yesterday’s as well. Especially love the flowers on today’s.

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Beautiful card Sue, I love The Exceptional Colour Palette
Very Striking
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm Piercing Ruler”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black/Iris Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Smoothie”
“Creative Expression White Satin Ribbon”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Tim Holtz Shaded Lilac Distress Ink”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Caroline Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Squared Squares Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 7 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Petal Pockets Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Cutting THE CAROLINE DIE In The Centre Of Black Foundation Card Placing
THE SQUARED SQUARES Around The Edges You Then Decided To Place THE CAROLINE DIE Back Into
The Aperture That You’d Cut Out So You Could See The Outline Of It.
You Backed The Very Centre Of THE CAROLINE DIE With Iris Foundation Card The Rest Of The Background
Using Coconut White Foundation Card So It Really POP!!!!!!
You Stamped Your Sentiment then Cut It Out Using The Centre Oval Die From THE CAROLINE DIE You Added
Mounting Foam To The Back Then Placed In The Centre, You Attached To A Base Card Of Iris Foundation Card
Sue, You Created Several Flowers Using THE PETAL POKET FLOWER DIE SET You Used Coconut White
Foundation Card To Cut Them Out, Then You Added A Touch Of Shaded Lilac To The Edges, You Cut Out The
Centres For Them Out Of Iris Foundation Card Then You Glued In A Pearl Which You Placed In The Centre Of Your
Flowers, You Placed Your Largest Flower On The Left Corner On A Satin Ribbon Bow Also Adding Foliage From
The Die Set................
You Added This To Your Background Using Mounting Foam With A White/Black/Iris Mat/Layer Plus Your Famous
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Magnificent Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx.......................

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, really enjoy the colors that you have chosen.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the colours, the iris card really stands out on the black and white, the Caroline die looks gorgeous as well as the flowers with the pretty iris coloured edges.
Muriel x

Pawprintx4 said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors too.
Stephanie K

lovestamping said...

Love this with the Iris card. Pretty colour tipped flowers. Thanks.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, I love the background for it the the lovely little flowers with the lilac edge, that looks so sweet. It is a very elegant card. Love the dies you have used.
Di B. x