Saturday, 9 April 2022

Happy Retirement

Hi crafters!  I started with a piece of Cobalt Blue card and used the Pearl Whisper Airless Mister across it to give the illusion of a peaceful nighttime sky.  I used the moon from the Moonlit Owl die set cut out of silver card and glued it in the upper corner.  I cut the House Front Shaped Card die out of Arctic Blue card.  I added tan roofs and shutters to all the windows.  From the House Accessories die set, I used white vellum for the curtains behind the windows with a bit of yellow ink behind them to look like the lights were on.  I added a couple of topiaries and a wreath to the door.  The dog was sitting outside the house while the cat is in the doorway.  I cut the Happy Retirement sentiment in white and attached it to the side of the house.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  7 3/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, wow, clever. The dark sky background with a touch of mystery. I loved your card fronts and the accessory die collection when you showcased them at launch. Every single crafter that chooses to use these dies will have something totally different at the end unless they follow a video step by step. I've made some stupid choices in my life but the most ridiculous is not owning either this or the cottage, but I'll rectify that and Easter is on the doorstep and Im usually given a die rather than chocolate so fingers crossed lol.
Hope everyone has a good Saturday, stay well, stay safe and smile xxxx said...

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

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A stunning card. Love all the details, the dog and cat and the curtains and lots more, they are amazing.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I love the cat hiding behind the door.
B xx

Clai01 said...

Beautiful card and very special for the right person x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card and the pearl mister is so effective for a night time sky
Marion S x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have his die and accessories but haven't used it yet just waiting for one of my friends to move and then later Christmas cards. I love the moon. Take care everyone x

dj from kettering said...

Such a lovely card, love the cat behind the

Stay safe,

Doreen x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x the sky looks amazing and I love the house die x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card today Sue. And just great for first time movers inners. Another short post today. This cold is not shifting. And I feel worse than yesterday. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today. PLEASE STAY SAFE 🙏 🙏 🙏
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, brilliant sample, I have these dies and they are fantastic, the detail on them is amazing. When my son and family moved to there new 6 bedroom house this year I made a card for them based on the brickwork and colours of the doors etc, also made a picket fence to go around, they were so pleased with it.

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

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, suits many occasions including Christmas (lol). WakeyL

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Another fantastic card with brilliant dies.
Owlish Xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card with your beautiful house die. These are very useful dies as you can adapt them to look like someone's house that you are giving a card to. Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a brilliant card to wish someone a happy retirement, I love the house dies and accessories. Take car and stay safe everyone. Bx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really lovely retirement card. Love the little cat and dog.


Beryl said...

Lovely card.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A really nice card for a retirement. Xxx

Love Helen xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card, love the dies and stunning background again. Love Jean xxx

Judy Hollers said...

This is a delightful card. I love the cats. The vellum curtains work well. Hugs.

Pauline Austen said...

Such a versatile die. Just wish now that I'd invested in one. Oh well,maybe some kind person will take pity on me and make me a birthday present of one. That depends on how long I can
Love all the detail Sue.
Crafty Hugs Pauline x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great post -love the house range

Jackie T said...

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

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card Sue!!!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely retirement card but could be for lots of other occasions

Love and hugs to everyone

Lynne L said...

HiSuw Fabulous card I love the night sky background you've created and also the vellum curtains and all the little details

sued99 said...

A fabulous card. These dies are amazing. X

BucksGirl said...

Hi Sue - gorgeous card. I love how you’ve done the sky - a real starry night! Colleen xx

ursula said...

Lovely card, apt for the occasion, pussy cat and all....luv Ursula xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow I love the house. Absolutely stunning.

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Great card for someones retiring. Fun with the houses when you can
change it to anything. Love the blue background
Maria x

Scottydog said...

A beautiful card & as usual it is the fine detail & finishing touches that make it. Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

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

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A beautiful card!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this set. I used it for Christmas and to welcome several new neighbors into our neighborhood. Here is another use which I had not thought of. I enjoy "decorating" the house... and made them to match the houses of people who I sent it to.
Stephanie K

CCM said...

Love this card. So peaceful, indeed. Love the nighttime sky and the vellum behind the windows with a bit of yellow ink behind them to look like the lights were on. So clever. Thank you for the inspiration, Sue.

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

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone lovely card. These houses are fab both as the card and on the card.
Hugs to all
Donna xx

June Ballenger said...

Fabulous clever card x

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