Monday, 19 December 2022

All The Best

 Hello all!  This card is a good example of using Christmas dies to make a non Christmas sort of card.  I selected a piece of the pink and white stripe paper from the Dots 'N Stripes Paper Pad.  Using the Round Corner Squares, I cut a white fame to go over the striped background.  I used a pie e of the dotty pink paper and cut a thin frame out of it.  I glued it on top of the white frame as an accent.  I cut the Oval Wreath Frame out of white card.  I used Distress inks to colour the greenery and flowers.  I cut a multi-layered frame in white for the centre of the card using the Double Stitched Ovals.  I added it with mounting foam, then cut the All The Best sentiment out of pale pink.  I used the shadow backing die and added it to the centre of the frame.  I made two corner pieces with the extra flower, inked them then added them in opposite corners.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x  8"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh how pretty this card is today, lovely in pink and your right about a Christmas die not being a just for Christmas, very clever xx

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful way to start the pre festive week with festive dies that aren't festive dies.
I love the effects your frames give, they just look so neat and pristine, one thing that totally amazes me and something I've never managed is such a thin frame cut from paper nor cardstock, when I've tried using paper it's always buckled, I've spent an hour getting it straight and trying to avoid it going squiffy so I've given up in the end, I'd love to see a tutorial on placing a thin paper frame like this onto a cardstock frame as you've done here.
So it's a beautiful piece of inspiration....
Don't tell anyone lol but 'Happy (noble) birthday to me.
Love to all that visit today hope everyone is feeling a little better xxx said...

Morning Sue.
A very pretty card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love how you can transform your Christmas dies you can use all year. It is lovely in pink. Happy birthday Steph at least it is a bit warmer today. Take care everyone x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love how you’ve completely changed a Christmas die, it’s beautiful! Happy Birthday Steph I hope you have a fabulous day!
Hugs x
Heather T

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. A lovely card this morning Sue . But for me I am not keen on this shade of pink. I love do love pink as a rule but this is just a bit too pink. But I am seeing what you are doing. My young niece has a Christmas day birthday 🎂 but woe betide us if we put anything to do with Christmas on her birthday card ! ! !. Thankyou Sue.
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds
Please stay safe and well 🙏 everyone.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
As children we were always made to "do as we were told" and that has continued to some extent, then you tell us that a Christmas die isn't just a Christmas die. Now I'm seriously out of my comfort zone. lol
Just shows how versatile lots of your dies are.
Lovely card.
Crafty Hugs,Pauline x

dj from kettering said...

A different card to be sure, not too sure about
the colour.

Enjoy your day, Steph.

Doreen x

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - this is absolutely gorgeous, and it’s definitely not too pink for me lol! Definitely one to recreate - absolutely love it! Happy Birthday Steph! Colleen xx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Love the design of this card but not too sure about the colours which really jar on my screen. I think it must be to do with the way it has come across on the laptop as you are so good at putting different colours together.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A lovely girly card today loving your colours very pretty card.
Owlish Xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & it certainly doesn't look christmassy so much versatility from your dies. Yvonne xx

Scottydog said...

Loving the versatility of your dies. A nice bright summery card to brighten up this cold, damp dreary day. Thank you Sue.
Happy birthday Steph, hope you got lots of Sue’s dies.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Monday everyone x
Love the versatility of your dies and this is a perfect example. Beautiful and definitely pretty in pink x
Take care one and all x
Sending you all positive thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Showcasing the versatility of the dies outside of their original concept is always great to see. WakeyL

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great post to show the versatility of your dies. Love what you've done with them ...

ursula said...

Love it love it love it, so beautiful vibrant colour to add a bit of of cheer to these dreary days...luv Ursula xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

This is very pretty, love the striped paper background.

Love Helen xxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue such a pretty and feminine card, beautiful colours. Take care and stay warm everyone. Bx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty in pink and just like your blustery frame these dies can be used any time of year

Happy birthday Steph and I hope all your presents were metal ones xx

Love and hugs to everyone

Pawprintx4 said...

Wonderful to see a Christmas die go year round and such a pretty result as this card illustrates.
Happy Birthday, Stephanie C,
Stephanie K

Hellma said...

Great card, love the Christmas dies done in everyday colours, Many happy returns Steph hope you have a great day x

Eunice Astle said...

Very pretty card Sue, it is amazing to see the festive dies used for everyday and they don't look out of place!!

sued99 said...

Lovely! X

Tina said...

morning Sue

I love this card Sue, it's so pretty. A pretty card all round. can I just Say a Quick Happy Birthday to one of your most loyal wilsonette's. Steph, Have a very Happy Birthday and have fun, Lots of love Tina E XX.

Anonymous said...

How clever of you to use a Christmas die and make such a lovely birthday card
Marlene O

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card that proves a wreath is not just for Christmas! Love the way you have adapted this one.

Steph - sorry to be so late with the birthday wishes but I hope you have had a lovely day and like Pat L I hope all your presents were metal ones.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A very pretty girlie card. Love the way you have used the dies.

Barbara V

CCM said...

This card proves yet again how versatile your dies are, Sue.
Pretty pink card for a change.

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

hazel young said...

Pretty card Sue xx Hazel