Friday, 29 May 2020


Hello there my crafty friends!  Here's another really quick card but with quite a pop of colour!  I grabbed a background out of my premade background pile.  This one uses Yellow and Orange Crystal Tints on acetate, then scrunched up tissue paper is added to it and allowed to dry.  I usd the Double Stitched Squares to make a mukti layered frame in black and white to go over the background.  Next I cut the Hope Circle out of both white and black, shadowed it then glued it into the centre of the frame.  Clean and simple, but you can easily add flowers to dress it up if you desire.  The card was completed in white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"  x 
7 1/2" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a n amazing sample to wake up to this morning, reminds me of a bright sunset with all those wonderful colours. perfect.

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

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
What a fabulous bright background, lovely warm colours to brighten up our early, cold (for us) winter.
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful sample this morning. Beautiful colours and a great sentiment.

Barbara V

Steph Cotterill said...

What a sunny happy pop of colour. Viewing your blog on a phone your first look at the days post is a small thumbnail size picture, so you can imagine our view as soon as it starts loading, that vivid background is gorgeous Sue, your beautiful inspirational expression is all that's needed. You certainly know how to put a smile on our face - always, thank you xxx


Karen Drew said...

Such a beautiful background. Reminds me of some of the sunsets we have had recently. The sentiment is very apt at the moment
Karen xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colour and sentiment xx Hazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Catherine Lyons said...

A lovely card Sue love the sentiment
Catherine v94

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.

Michele said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you.
Sue your Christmas collection is another winner.
Take care and keep safe Kitty.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue so bright happy with a lovely statement thank you sue
Love always sue stay safe my dear friends
June horrocks xxxxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the colours they certainly pop. I had a peep at your new collection yesterday,I can't wait there is something for everyone you are such a talented designer. Take care everyone x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card , a wonderful pop of colour and a great sentiment.
Marion S x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A beautiful card to start the day and the sentiment is so very inspirational right now.
I love the colours and the simplicity of the finished card.
Have a lovely day.
Marie P.


Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue with a fabulous sentiment. Lovely bright colours too.
Annette x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, reflecting the sunshine of recent days in the background, love it. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card to start the day, the sentiment is fabulous and very inspirational!
Hugs x
Heather T

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a bright and meaningful card, we all hope for better times. Stunning vibrant colours, thanks Suexx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x the colours are so bright and cheerful and the perfect circle sentiment to go with it x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what an amazing colour this is, like a beautiful sunset. The sentiment is just perfect too for these unsettling times. Sending best wishes

dj from kettering said...

A lovely bright card for today, and a great

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Great card this morning ...lovely sunset/sunrise colours. And I just love this die.Kind
I bought this for one special card for my sister...who at the time was having treatment for breast cancer. I saved it until she got the all clear. The card I made for her.... she keeps by her bedside in a frame. So an extra BIG THANKYOU for that one Sue.
We all have to HOPE and pray for a MIRACLE in these very worrying times.
Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning.Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card today I agree its perfect for sunsets/sunrises

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Sharon C MK

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very bright & cheery card today with your beautiful Hope sentiment standing out proud. Yvonne xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love the bright colours and the die is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card with the caught in crystal background and the heartwarming sentiment, I just love it. I hear we have something special to look forward to, a new collection for Christmas 😃

Love and hugs to everyone

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well what a fabulously bright and beautiful card to greet me on my return. I love love love those colours and they are made even more stunning by the good old acetate and scrunchy tissue technique. Wonderful x
I have a pile of premade backgrounds using a vast array of colours and techniques and I tend to forget about them. Note to self - check them out and put them to good use girl.
Apologies for my almost 3 week absence. Had an ‘episode’ of Chronic fatigue which hit me like a brick wall, knocked me down and left me there to suffer! Hey ho - fingers crossed I am back in the land of being upright!
I hope all you Wilsonettes are well - am very out of touch with everyone’s news and out of the loop so sending you all love and best wishes x
Take care and stay safe x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful and vibrant card. Love the sentiment too. Welcome back Princess Pixie, glad you’re feeling better. x

Love Helen xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, your background really does reflect the wonderfully not days that we are experiencing here in the NE. It really does make a pleasant change. Great sentiment too.
I should take a leaf out of your book Sue and spend a day or 3 playing around creating backgrounds. Hugs xxx Pauline

karenlotty said...

What a lovely CAS card I need to play with Crystal Tints again!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
and you've done it again!! Those lovely penguins!!! Your Festive Collection is as wonderful as always. It's just that word ………
We're having it dry, dry, dry and it's not good for plants (or my back carting watering cans about).
Your offering today is what we all need . .. HOPE...

And colours - MINE!


Tressa said...

A very dramatic card


ursula said...

quick and easy, sometimes just the kind of card you need in an emergency, love that vibrant background....luv Ursula x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a most striking card and a complete contrast to yesterday's pastel offering. It is a little stark for my liking and I would have to add some flowers and foliage but the sentiment is spot on for these difficult times.


Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card I love the gorgeous colours and the message is so meaningful for these troubled times
Yvonne(Pp) nice to have you back

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely vibrant colour, with a very poignant sentiment!
Doreen R

Owlish said...

Lovely and vibrant colour but not one of your best makes but then saying that you're inspiration is always inspiring
Owlish Xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

An impressive display of sunsetting radiant colors to feature your wonderful Circle Sayings "Hope". I enjoy crafting backgrounds using your caught in crystal technique. Thank you for sharing. Hugs

CCM said...

Love the card but I love more the sentiment!

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

CraftyJo said...


lindyloo12Somerset said...

A bright vivid card!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Sometimes it is so nice to see a clean and simple card and I love the vivid colours you have used which are so "in" at the moment.


Maria said...

Hi Sue
Amazing colour background, love this technique but
haven't got any tints.
hugs Maria x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post. Very effective and simplistic in its appearance.

Dawn Holben said...

WOW This looks amazing. I need to get me some of those aqua tints. Such a bold but beautiful
background x

Sandra said...

I love the sentiment on this card. I really like that you give us wonderful sentiments but make them large enough to be the focal point on the card. It allows to create a quicker card when we need one in a hurry. I appreciate that and this sentiment is so uplifting.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek