Thursday 1 June 2023

Just For You

Hello bloggers!  I cut the Beaded Cornice die four times out of white card and four times out of black card. I shadowed each one of the white die cuts with the black die cuts.  I attached them to the edges of a piece of Blue Dusk card, overlapping them in the corners.  Next I inked the Petunia Stampcut with water based black ink and ran it through my die cutting machine.  This cut the die and inked it at the same time.  I used alcohol ink markers to colour the image and mounted it in the centre of the card.  I used the Just For You saying from the Birthday Wordie sheets and added it next to the floral image with mounting foam.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  7"  in size.  

I would like to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend Julia Watts today as well as a Happy Birthday to my blog which I started on June 1st 2009 so it is 14 years old today!
All for now, Sue x 

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Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Congratulations on your 14th year of this amazing blog. From Spellbinders, big flounce bows with stick pins to enhance the samples, to creating your own dies with your name proudly standing out, a name everyone now recognises. It's been a fabulous 14 years, every day is a surprise, every new die collection a success and every sample brings a smile or song in our hearts (almost every inspirational sample) so to you I send love and thanks for the help, caring and love you've put into this place of serenity when things get tough.
Happy birthday Julia, watcha upto now gal in your craft retirement days?
Today's inspiration is just beautiful, just perfect for a 14 year anniversary.
Much love to you both and to all that visit this amazing place. Love you xx said...

Morning Sue.
A very happy birthday to your blog like Steph
said we had Bows and pins all wonderful.
A beautiful card today thank you.
A happy birthday to Julia too.
Take care Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh wow Happy Birthday to Julia, hope you are doing well in your retirement and still crafting. Also Happy blog birthday Sue, it is the first thing I log onto everyday as I wonder what goodness I will see and you never disappoint me, sometimes the samples may not be my style but I still like to see how they are made, almost all the time it is like opening pandoras box but a blog format, love every day and long may it continue.

Gorgeous sample today and yes I have that die, another for my list.

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

Anonymous said...

Happy blog day sue congratulations and thanks for all the magic you create for us every morning too lovely julia happy day we have shared over so many years love june the first xxxxxxxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
Happy birthday to your wonderful blog!
B xx

Anonymous said...


from june horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is lovely congratulations on 14 years you never disappoint us every day is different. Happy birthday to Julia. Hugs to all that visit today x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy 14th Birthday to your blog for all the fabulous inspiration you give us. A beautiful card .Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue
Congratulations on the blog birthday long May it continue
Elizabeth Bennett

Marion Scott said...

Congratulations Sue on your blog birthday, where have those 14 years gone. I remember your days on Create and Craft when you demonstrated for Spellbinders and later released your own dies as a designer for Spellbinders before branching out with your own brand. I was still just about working and looking for a hobby for when I retired and purchased the Grand Calibur (which I still have) and now use the Platinum. Thank you I have learnt so much over the years. Happy Birthday to Julia Watts too
Marion S x

Marion Scott said...

Forgot to say that todays sample is beautiful Sue
Marion S x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, Happy Blog Birthday. A lovely card, the frame is very intricate. Happy Birthday Julia, have a wonderful day. Take care everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card to celebrate two landmarks. Happy Birthday, Julia and congratulations to you, Sue for the very best blog going.
Stephanie King

Anonymous said...

What a great day to celebrate. WakeyL

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card to celebrate your 14th blog birthday, I only follow your blog and I love that everyday you share something different. I’ve learnt so much from your blog and your videos so thank you Sue and happy birthday to Julia too

Love and hugs to everyone

dj from kettering said...

Happy birthday to Julia, and to your blog. 14 years, where
have those years gone???

That die looks great round the edges of you card, love it.

Doreen x

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - congratulations on your 14th Blog Birthday! My daily dose of support and inspiration! Thank you for all you do - your designs, your kindness and your generosity, it is much appreciated. And Happy Birthday to Julia Watts too! Colleen xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue and Happy Birthday Blog. I can't believe the blog has been going for 14 years and I am astonished how crafting has changed so dramatically in that time with all the new products that are now available.
Love today's card with the pretty borders.


Judy Hollers said...

Congratulations on 14 years with this blog. Happy Birthday. This card is delightful. Hugs.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Happy Birthday blog...Congrats to you and the team for all your hard work that has gone into continually bringing us fabulous inspiration and giveaways and may the success continue. Beautiful post...

BenteS said...

Lovely card today :))
Happy Birthday Blog!
Glad you started the blog and for all the great inspiration throughout these 14 years.

sued99 said...

Wow! 14 years. That’s an awful lot of amazing inspiration. Congratulations.
Great card. X

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Wow, 14 years of blogging. Well done. Think how many people you will have inspired over all that time! Congratulations!

Lovely card today too.

Love Helen xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. And CONGRATULATIONS on your 14th BIRTHDAY BLOG.
Gorgeous card today Sue. I love the lace border and the blue centre. And Just For You. I wish you many more blog years ahead. Where would we be without Our Sue every morning. Thank you so much for everything.
Sending hugs πŸ€— and best wishes to everyone who needs them today. Please stay safe and well πŸ™.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.

Tina said...

Hi Sue

I'm on total catch up at the moment. Happy Birthday Julia, & many congratuations Sue on your 14th blog birthday. This really is a very special blog. Friendships have formed over those 14 yrs, and I have a wonderful frienship formed back in 2014 but even more special in 2016. So Thank you Sue and long may this blog continue.

Beautiful card today too.

Love & Hugs
Tina E

Anonymous said...

A very happy blog birthday Sue, thank you for all the ideas and pleasure you give us on a daily basis, which I know we, that’s all on this wonderful blog so look forward to.
I wish you wonderful health Sue and here’s πŸ₯‚to many more happy years
Marlene O

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy Birthday Particraft you have given so many of us ideas and guidance for 14 years (where does the time go?) and I for one hope you can continue for years to come.
I love today's beautiful card, the Beaded Cornice makes a lovely frame.
Happy Birthday to Julia also, another lovely lady who has helped us along the way.


ursula said...

Very pretty indeed, love the petunias….luv Ursula xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
First I would like to wish you a Happy blog birthday! Ive loved every minute of the 14 years and have learned so much off you. I’ve followed you from the beginning and I too remember the pins and bows! My best moment was meeting you in Haverfordwest in Bens shop what a fabulous day that was. Here’s to many more years. Todays card is so beautiful!
Happy birthday Julia!
Hugs x
Heather T

hazel young said...

Wow, Sue 14 years and still going strong. Congrats. Beautiful card xx Hazel

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x wishing your blog a very happy birthday x I have loved your daily inspiration for all these years and look forward to many more x thankyou Sue x
Happy birthday Julia too x
Theresa w in Berks xxx