Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Lift Your Spirits

Hello crafters!  I began today's card by sponging a light cloud background.  I just hand cut a cloud shape and used it by inking around it with Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress inks very lightly.  I cut a couple of clouds from the Twinkle Twinkle Clouds and Stars die set.  Next I cut the Cottage die in custard card as the base and cutting it again out of Chestnut card for the roof, windows and door.  I used Nutmeg card for the dormers and steps.  I added a white card backing to the cottage then glued it to the background.  I cut some window boxes and topiaries from the House Accessories die set.  I added yellow flowers to the window boxes and glued them under the windows.  I added some greenery to the topiary pots then glued them next to the door.  I cut some white fencing and strips of grass from the Garden Circle Scene and tucked some green card behind it.  The dog and cat were added on the grass.  I cut the Hot Air Balloon in shades of blue and added it above the house as well as the Lift Your Spirits sentiment which are both from the Lift Your Spirits die set.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4"  x  9 1/2"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

SOLD. Anyone feel like a house warming?
I adore this inspiration from the light delicate cloud to the sentiment, I'm really looking forward to 'moving in'
Have a lovely day xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a brilliant card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.
Looking foward to seeing Jamie on tv today.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful creation, I love the Cottage and House dies with all the additional accessories, they are so lovely to make, I made a New Home card for my son and d-i-l last week and I based it on the front of their home, with the same door colour, number etc. they have a grey great Dane so I cut the dog out of silver satin card and was so pleased with it, thank you for the inspiration.

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

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a very apt card during what remains trying times. Love the bright colours too. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this card you give us so much inspiration what would we be without you. Looking forward to seeing Jamie today.Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A brilliant card. Love the colours. Makes me want to live there lol. These cottage dies and all the extras are gorgeous.

Barbara V

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card. Looking forward to watching Jamie on TV today with your latest die collection.
Marion S x

dj from kettering said...

This is such a happy card, who wouldn't love to
receive this in the hectic days after moving??

Stay safe,

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I got this die a present and look forward to having a go when my mo jo returns thanks for the inspiration stay safe my friends Xxxxxxx. June horrocks

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & ideal for a new home card. The attention to detail with the accessories is just perfect. Yvonne xx

Clai01 said...

Would love to live there ! lovely house x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. A lovely card today Sue ... And a great one for someone just moving in. But unfortunately not one for me this morning. So sorry. I don't mean to offend as your work as always is top class. Just not my type of card. Thankyou Sue
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love the sentiment on your lovely card today.
Thank You
Jan x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Wednesday everyone x
What a fabulous card which would lift anyone’s spirits. Absolutely gorgeous x
Sending you all happy thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
This is a fantastic card for today showing so many fantastic options in your dies loving the H.A.B but I know the animals are there but they are very small.
Owlish p Xx

Anonymous said...

love how the cloud background is an array of colours.WakeyL

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - beautiful card today - and the sponged cloud background is stunning - what a brilliant idea! Colleen x

Scottydog said...

A lovely card for a new home. Really had to search for the cat though! Thank you Sue.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and I appreciate all the work that’s gone into making it

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A really cute card. Love the delicate clouds in the background. Everywhere you look there is so much detail from the flowers to the dogs. Just adorable.

Love Helen xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Oh what a fabulous card its really cute I love all the details included the little window boxes are beautiful

ursula said...

Great card, ideal for a new home card...luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Such a charming card. I made Christmas cards with the house die and recently used the sentiment on a get well card but never put the two sets together.
Have a great mid-week everyone,
Stephanie K

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A truly amazing card, I just love it!

Judy Hollers said...

This card has certainly lifted my spirits! This is a delightful card. Hugs. Judy Hollers

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card and I love the way you combine some of the older dies with the new ones, it just proves that all your collections will happily mix and match. Enjoyed watching Jamie on C&C whilst doing the ironing. So many lovely samples of your latest release, the inspiration is endless.


Chantal said...

Great card, love the house.
Hugs, Chantal S

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Nice card. Loved to live in a house 🏠 like that.
Maria x

sued99 said...

Love the house. It’s very cute.x

CCM said...

Lovely card. Love to see many old dies used with the new ones again. Everything works so well together. Thanks for the inspiration Sue.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the sentiment & the accessories , so useful to have.
Lovely card
Marlene O

Betty McAlister said...

A lovely new home card too x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x I love all the details and the sentiment too x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and sentiment, this die was my favourite ‘house’ die!
Hugs x
Heather T

Stella Munn said...

Just love it. Thanks Sue x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Brown and yellow remind me of my corridor in my bungalow when I moved in. Not my colours, which is why I stripped it as soon as possible. And I would have done the card in different colours, but that is personal choice.