Monday, 7 December 2020

They Say It's Your Birthday

Hello there my crafty friends!  It's another caught in crystal card but with some of my favourite colours in the mix.  I started with a piece of acetate and used the Pure Amethyst, Tanzanite Blue and Lime Peridot colours of Crystal Tints all over it.  I added in some Lilac Shine Holographic Glitter this time.  I scrunched up some white tissue paper and laid it on top and set it aside to dry overnight.  Next I cut the Cecelia die in white into a piece of white card.  I cut the Cecelia centre circle again, but used the outer cutting die with it.  I added on top of the larger Cecelia die cut but offset it to create a pretty pattern in the middle.  I stamped the Carousel horse die and cut it out with the matching die.  I coloured the horse with Distress Markers and added it with mounting foam in front of the Cecelia cut out section.  I had a small piece of the caught in crystal left over so I cut the sentiment out of it.  I added it to a white die cut for some stability, then glued it to the top of the card.  Using the Magnolia Corner flower die, I made two dimensional flowers and glittered them.  I seated them in the lower corner and added Lace Edged Leaves cut in white as accents.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are       7"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now. Sue x


BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely outstanding card, beautiful vibrant colours, enough to make anyone smile. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue and family. Another week and its getting closer, like one of my fellow Lancastrian's I'm still beavering away with a few of my Christmas cards but they are hand delivery. Today's inspiration has the most beautiful colour scheme and the Cecilia die is gorgeous - I've just finished a first birthday card for a little princess with the same name, I know I'll be in the minority but the carousel animals didn't make it to my collection, I can only afford to buy dies now that I know my customers will adore as much as I do (I've got to know their likes and dislikes over the years) but it doesn't mean I can't enjoy the samples I see from you and other crafters and I will. So I'll send lots of love and sincere caring thoughts and please STAY SAFE KEEP CARING xxx 💖

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card Love the colours

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 MK

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful creation, you can almost hear the hurdygurdy music playing as the carousel goes around, lovely colour choices.

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

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card, love the pop of vibrant colour used with the Cecilia die.
Marion S x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
‘Wow! Stunning card and colours used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone, a very beautiful card today and great colours. I dont think it needed the flowers, pretty as they are and love the sparkle on them.
I too am still beavering away making my last few orders and then onto some family cards. I dont like to be so last minute but hey ho. Huhs to all Donna xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a really beautiful card with lots of ideas and inspiration showing. You really put so much effort into all your cards, your explanations too, I am grateful to you for this. Thank you for today's lovely cardxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Hello there Sue and all.
A gorgeous card and what beautiful colours you have used
I love it.
Marie P.


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the Cecilia die it is so pretty.Take care everyone x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card SUE Pretty colour combination of the caught in crystal technique

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful vibrant card today. Yvonne xx

dj from kettering said...

Love the colours used today, these horses don't do
anything for me either, but everyone's taste is

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
The caught in crystal colours are beautiful and still think Cecilia is one die I didn’t get and should have. It always looks so lovely
Muriel x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Pretty post, though as much as I love the flowers don't think they were needed on this one.

Tressa said...

Very pretty card.


Owlish said...

I think this is a gorgeous card with or without the carousel horse love it.
Owlish Xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is well and truly a stunning card. Brings me back to my childhood, and those carousels with horses, gaily painted and truly stupendous to me as a child. Plus the jingle jangle music.
Have a good week, everyone.

ursula said...

Wow, that background colouring is just amazing, stands out so beautifully on the white, lovely card to finish....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a wonderful card. The colours are amazing and look so pretty with the dies you have used.

Barbara V

Lynne L said...

Hi SueFabulous card this die is one of my favourites and I adore the magnolias

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful and using that gorgeous horse with Cecilia which is beautiful on her own. Love the pop of Pixie. A great card.
Have a good Monday to all,
Stephanie K

Pawprintx4 said...

Well I stand corrected....Caught in Crystal. Its Early.
Stephanie K

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx Hazel

June Horrocks said...

The colours you have used sue are so beautiful I love this die who ever receives this beautiful card would be so very happy love always sue stay safe my friends xxxxxxxxx
June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have got caught in crystal backgrounds that I thought would be too busy to use, but you have shown how pretty they are by using quite a busy die cut on top of it (you can use the die cut to cover the bits you are not too keen on). Thanks for showing us what to do.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours you have chosen.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Suzzette Yandle said...

All elements beautiful. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A lovely card, one which I might be able to use for inspiration as I know my husband has bought me the carousel animals as a stocking filler, and I won the carousel in the giveaway.
Thank you Sue for all the great inspiration you give us.

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background!!!

Sandra said...

I love carousel horses and the Cecilia die makes the perfect backdrop for the carousel horse on this gorgeous card.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card. These are my fav colours too and they looks great behind the white Cecilia arrangement!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful colours in your caught in crystal backing of the Cecelia Die and love the detail in the carousel horse

Love and hugs to everyone

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous colours on this beautiful card.
Doreen R

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I love the colours of the caught in crystal behind the gorgeous Cecilia and the way you have twisted and layered the centre part to give her a completely different look.


sued99 said...

A stunning card. I love these animals. X

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Wow you do make the most gorgeous backgrounds. Your card is a brilliant design and your explanation of how to create it is brill too
I hope you and your family are well and staying safe
Please take care my friend
Theresa G

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous card Sue xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A nice card. Love your flowers too.

Love Helen xxx

Clai01 said...

Beautiful card x

CCM said...


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