Sunday, 11 June 2017

Swimming By To Say Hi

Good Sunday morning all!  Today  I am sharing a fun card that has been made to look like an aquarium.  I started with the background and used the Ocean Waves Pinpoint embossing folder on a piece of white card.  I used a soft blue pencil to add a light bit of colour to some of the flat areas of it.  Next I cut out the fish from the Underwater Accessories set and used the Fishbowl Friends clear stamp set to stamp the detail on to them.  I coloured them with Distress Markers.  I cut a bunch of the different seaweed dies from the Fishbowl die set, using varying shades of green. I glued all of the pieces of seaweed to the bottom of the embossed card and added in some seashells and a couple of seahorses too.  The fish were glued to the background in the middle of the card.  I cut out the sentiment and added it to the upper portion of the background.  To create the look of the aquarium, I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles and made a multi layered frame from white card.   I embossed a piece of acetate with the same Ocean Waves folder and glued it to the underneath edge of my frame so it gave the look of bubbles coming up.  I added the frame over the background with mounting foam.  Simple white mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Jackie Durrant!!!
Kiraneries!!!
Maureen Killen!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x





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109 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. So relaxing watching the fish.
Congrats to comment game winners. Enjoy your prizes, especially our lovely Maureen.
Elaine, hope the pampering session from Darren went well, you will now be a new woman, enjoy.
June, what a horrendous journey, but lovely you all got together to give your Aunt a good send off. I am the oldest on both sides of my family now, scary. Saba, I was the oldest of 6 when my mum died, my baby sister was just 13 months old. It was a very hard time, my lovely Nanna was our saviour . But we got through it eventually, still miss her 52 years later.
Maureen you are a tonic, should bottle you and give out on the NHS.
Rosemary, so happy to hear you say your crafting helps, think we all think that too. Well done your husband.
Crewe Trish, hope you and Mum are doing okay. It's the twins paternal grandads funeral tomorrow. Even though their dad said they don't have to, they are insisting on wearing black ties as a mark of respect. I so proud of them, 13 and like little men.
Happy Birthday, Yvonne's Dad, have a lovely day. Yvonne, hope you are feeling better.
Laine, seriously worried about you, please let us know how you are. Patricia, missing you too Hun, hope you are okay.
Daily hugs to all,poorly and missing friends especially.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card! Brilliant use of the embossing folder it does look like waves!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card so relaxing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Cute card.
Congratulations to the winners.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love the embossing folder. Must try this.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue. It's a great way to start the day with a smile, and this fun sample sure did that ☺ it's a simple but wonderful idea to design this collection, how many times have we as parents cut and peeled a carrot to distract tiny minds until the pet shop opens after school drop off lol I'm one of those receivers that's for sure, we even had a black fish actually jump out if the fish bowl many many years ago, so back to the pet shop lol. You could make so many Nimo's form these little guys, imagin the smiles on young children's face, how sweet that would be.
So I'll finish by congratulating the winners, and send much love and many hugs your way Sue hoping your day also starts with a smile 😊 xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Another fabulous fun card Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors and textures! Very fun card!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a great card and the fish and seahorse scare so cute. There's lots of attention to detail too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- another great card and the embossing folder works so well. Thank you for your wonderful ideas and congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today Sue! Love the embossing folder design, gives a great background for the fab fish.
Congratulations to today's winners! Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue,
This is really is cute card,love the bubbles it gives such lovely textured feel to the card.
Congratulations to the winners.
Jan x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Sunday Stampers,

Love the embossed water and bubbles, the assorted seaweeds, the fish and seahorse. Thank you for showing us everything all put together.
Thank you, also, for the giveaways. It's so exciting, and you make so many people happy. Wendy Killen, I'm glad you won. I hope you'll tell what your prize is.
Stephanie Cotterill, you have a way with words.
And CraftySueToo, your banana fingers is a vivid image. I hope they get more useful as you warm them up. I like to say that early in the morning, my fingers aren't yet screwed into the right sockets.

Better go as I'm nodding off.

Love,
Donita

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

Great card, such fun!!

Croquet Queen x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and All.. Such a fun card this morning with the aquarium theme style card. The waves embossing folder works so well . Congratulations to all the winners ... Wendy

TDQ Karen said...

What a fun card, little fish are so cute. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for even more great inspiration, I love the aquarium idea, maintenance free too!
Congratulations to the winners.x

Anonymous said...

It's always your little touches that make the cards special, Sue, had to read again to see how you created the bubbles - inspired!
Elaine - how's the new you? What a lovely thoughtful gift from Darren.
Nice one, Maureen, good to see your name in lights and the other comment winners, too.
Julie - rural south Ceredigion, a few miles from Newcastle Emlyn, a bit quieter than Sketty! Got caught in the rush hour there once and took ages to escape. Nice for you to be near the Gower, though, do you ever manage an outing??
Copy-catting Pam again, always nice words. Laine, missing you, please look in if you can.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, lovely card Sue.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,what a great fun card the E.Folder works so well for this card.congrats to the winners .
Catherine V94 xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A fun card today, love everything about it but I see another embossing folder that has slipped past me somehow! So looking forward to your new launch, there's a couple of non negotiables, and then I'll decide what else I "need" when I see your fabulous inspirationals.
Congratulations to all today's winners, especially Maureen, and DeeDee from​ yesterday too.
Pam, you must be very proud of your grandsons, they are determined to show their granddad how much they love and respect him. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Chris Curry said...

Definitely a fun card Sue, brings a smile to your face when ever you look at it. Thank you. Xx

ethansnanna said...


A fun card today, love that background, must
check out these pin point embossing folders!!

Pam, a friend's grandchildren wrote notes to
their Grandad, tied them to balloons, and let
them go up; not sure if your two aren't too old
for this?? Just an idea,


Doreen x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Love this card, particularly the sea horses. They are such fascinating creatures. Really love the embossing folder, such a great effect.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh my word this is so cute. What a great framed picture it would be

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I will be trying this one !! I love this, and I have the perfect Friend that will love a card like this. I need this embossing folder, I have the stamps and dies, and I adore the effect of the embossing folder on the acetate giving the effect of bubles, genius !!
I bought your vase and Queen Anne's Lace dies yesterday along with the dandelion posies, and they are gorgeous !!
Congratulations to the lucky Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion Scott said...

Great fun card Sue, really cute.
Marion S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

stitchingranny said...

What a clever idea, the embossed acetate gives a very authentic look to your fish tank.

Hugs Helen xx

karenlotty said...

A lovely fun card, one that can be easily reproduced but it's the techniques and emobossing folders you've used that makes yours a real cut above the rest

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really cute card today, you can just hear the water bubbles coming up from the pump in the fish tank ha ha, good kiddies card too.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, missing lots of people, hope they are all OK.

Will be thinking of you all tomorrow, I know the twins will find it hard but you can be so proud of them.

Off to do my ironing in a minute, unless someone would Like to do it for me..............what no takers.....OK I will do it myself.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & ideal for everyone as who doesn't like watching fish. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners. Yvonne xx

June Horrocks said...

What a lovely card sue and such s fun one I think that folder is s must have managed to buy some show box dies yesterday and the vase love always June horrocks xxxxxxx
Congrats to the winners xxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, so much detail.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely fun card just to say hello - it would cheer anyone up...I love the idea of using that embossing folder on a piece of acetate - the little bubbles really catch the light and add extra sparkle to the card...

Izzy

Anne said...

What a fun card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Oops!..forgot to say congratulations to the Comment Game winners.

Izzy

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a fun card. I love watching fish swim, its mesmerising. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous aquarium - so many people I know would love this. I am wanting to put on an order for some dies at the moment and you are just confusing me every day- think the list is set then oh no what about these???
Congratulations to the winners
Hugs
Muriel x

jenny Briggs said...

Morning Sue

Great card love these dies may by them so I could use them to make pictures for my bathroom

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely, fun card. The fish are so sweet.
Annette x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
what a cute card today, the fish are gorgeous and the bubble acetate looks so realistic, I had to go back and read what you had done as I thought it was glitter on the top making it sparkle so much. What a treat for a Sunday. I'm struggling to type today as I trapped 3 fingers in the door yesterday, one of those silly accidents that happen so quickley and are so painful. Fingers not broken but badly bruised and stuck together with steri strips so no crafting for me this week (or washing up!). Enjoy your Sunday
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, those boys are being so brave bless them xxx
Congratulations to the comment winners especially our Maureen she will be cockahoop xxx
PP happy birthday to your dad I hope he has a lovely day. If you're a princess does that make him the king ? Xxx
June I'm on my way, I love ironing especially with a good murder mystery to watch! Mind you not sure my fingers would cope at the moment! Xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really cute card!
Rosemary xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely fun card. You feel you need to touch it to see if the 'glass' is cold. Brilliant,

Love Rosemarie X X

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

SueJ said...

Love it, so different and fun.
Nice to see all the elements you have used to make it.

Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue what a fun card! The embossing folder makes such a good background to make the sea. Thank you for selecting me as a winner a lovely way to start the day! Love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a fun card! I love the embossing folder you have used, it is just right for this little masterpiece!
Lesley S x

Maria Alder said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Sweet card with fishes swimming past, just a pity it is coming
out quite dark on my lappy. Have a nice day Sue.

Congrats to all the comment winners !

Elaine- sorry the news were not good. The words you wrote are
beautiful ! Sending you all some hugs x
June- glad to see you back home safe. A very hard day.
I do the ironing for you,I quite like it :-) x
Donita- our Muriel have many, many names Lol
Hope work is alright.x
Welcome home Sam, hope you had a fab.holiday as always.x
Sending hugs to all Wilsonettes and to my wonderful friends,
some little extra ones and to anyone who need one
Maria x





BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a brilliant and fun card, love the sentiment. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Beryl Treble said...

Pretty card Sue. Congratulations to the winners.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great card, love it.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your aquarium, such fun, and haven't noticed that embossing folder before but it makes a lovely background for your nautical cards.
Congratulations to Jackie, Kinareies and our Maureen enjoy your prizes
Elaine how lovely of Darren to treat you, hope the new hair do gave you a little lift
Pam echoing you and sending special hugs to all our missing friends

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a great card such fun! Mad about the sea so this appeals.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I like how you think outside the the box!!! Very innovative!!!
Congratulations to all the winner's enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Great card for children,lots of fun,love it.
Congratulations to winners
Best wishes
Karen M

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card today, I love it!
Congratulations to the lucky winners especially Maureen x
Diane, ouch! I bet that hurt! Lucky that they're not broken xx
Maureen - I'm determined this weight is coming off as I really do want the op asap! I'm going to the gym 3 times a week and I tried swimming last week too with the intention of going swimming on the other two days ( weekend off). Hit a bit of a problem there as I only like swimming breast stroke or life saving back stroke and they are no nos now! Having to reteach my body front crawl except when I was trying leg kick with a float I simply wasn't getting anywhere - then realised I was kicking from my knees instead of hips!!! I've never swam either of the crawl strokes since 1976 ( when I left college) and had forgotten how to do it! The fact that I'm a qualified swimming teacher went out of my head! Gave up and did backcrawl legs instead and did 14 lengths which wasn't bad for first time with a knee brace on. Hopefully next time I go , I'll manage frontcrawl and do more. My knee didn't hurt too much - was a bit stiff afterwards but ok. Anyway gym and swimming are off the schedule this week as we are going up to Scotland for the week, so it will be walking in the Cairngorms and going to Balmoral instead. I hasten to add I won't be hiking up mountains !!!!! Xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Such a cute card this morning, love the little bubbles created with acetate!

Congratulations to this week's winners... enjoy!

June x

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue.
This is a real super card ,you could frame it as it would make a beautiful picture for a childs room .
Congratulations to the comment game winners { especially Maureen who will probably be dancing a jig of excitement and do some more damage }

Pam i will be thinking of you and the twins tomorrow they are so brave ,big hugs to you all.xxx

Happy Birthday to PPs Dad have a good one !

Diane, OUCH !! hope the pain eases soon , no crafting sucks but no washing up will will be a treat for you .xx

Welcome back Sam i hope you had a great holiday .xx

Saba and all the naughty nine you do make me laugh xxx

Crewe Trish and Mum sending you big gentle Hugs.xx

Thank you all my lovely friend , i had a lovely couple of hours being pampered , my usual colour of light brown had nearly all grown out , leaving more salt than pepper , so after being talked into a totally different style and colour { Silver Grey } i took the plunge . Andrew Darren and John all like it and say i look younger , i can honestly say i like being silver grey .

Hope you all have a lovely day
Big hugs to all , we have so many friends missing i hope you are all well xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and ladies

Such a cute card

Well done to the winners x

Annie Stamps said...

This will make a great card for Father's day. Love the background.

Annie P
xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such an imaginative card. I am sure the seaweed dies would work well as sprigs with flowers on many other cards too.

Lisbeth

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this aquarium card and I bet it was just as much fun to make as it is for us to look at. The little seahorses are darling and the Ocean Waves EF is perfect. Brilliant card.

Pam - thinking of all your family tomorrow, hope all goes well. You are right to be proud of your grandsons.
PP - Happy Birthday wishes to your dad and I hope you are feeling better and enjoy the celebrations.
Diane - oh I bet that hurt! Any excuse to avoid the washing up eh?
Alison - with the amount of rain we have had the last few days you may still find yourself swimming - up the streets! lol
Congratulations to the comment game winners - Jackie D, Kiraneries and our Maureen. Enjoy playing with your prizes.

So many missing friends, hope they all come back soon.

Frances

Craft Cornucopia said...

I love this aquarium scene card. So many variations are possible, too.

val jones said...

This is such a fun card Sue. Love it.
Congratulation's to all the comment winners.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Kate's Cards said...

What a fun card! xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another fab fun card. I love the aquarium scene. You bring so many different and inspirational ideas for making cards. Congratulations to the other lucky winners.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

What a cute card framed this would make lovely artwork for Children's bedroom

and a great one for the Fishermen or Women.

Congratulations to all the winner's

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card. As soon as I saw it I thought of the Little Mermaid and started singing "Under the Sea", George ran screaming from the house!!!
Thank you so much to the machine which pulls the names from the hat!! Wonder what surprise I'll be receiving in the next week or so - excitement galore at the Killen Towers. Congratulations also to Jackie and Kiraneries.
Pam, thank you for your kind words. I do hope the funeral isn't too much for the twins and yourself. Oh I cannot imagine losing a mother so young and with younger siblings to care for. Grannies are wonderful people - although I never knew any of my grandparents - but yours certainly did a fantastic job, with your help I'm sure.
Rosemary, how kind of your husband and I'm glad that crafting is helping, and being on this blog is lifting you.
Alimecca, oh would you like to join the Synchronised Swimming Team. I am totally in awe of your achievements. Quite a few of us can't swim so we are rather stumped!!! Actually, the fish on today's card fit the Synchronised theme and I wondered if Sue had that in mind when making the card!! Do you think she would like to join us ha ha.
Elaine, the new "you" sounds great and the men noticed - a miracle in itself. I often disappear for a couple of hours beauty therapy and George never notices any difference lol.
Donita, if you are puzzled at our Maria's remark about Muriel she is referring to me, I have been called many things by quite a few people and always answer to them. I see I am Wendy to you today ha ha. It's such fun!!
Myra, you know I can be incredibly serious and miserable - mainly when I'm in your company ha ha.
Yvonne, hope dad has a wonderful birthday and mam is allowed some treats. Have a great time as family is all. Hope to see you soon.
Laine, hope you are just still busy and not poorly.
Love to everyone, I'm going to do a happy dance - very carefully!!!
Maureen xxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such fun. I love the look of this card, it is so different. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Jackie Durrant, Kiraneries and Maureen Killen.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners!
I love this whimsical yet elegant card! I must get my hands on the Ocean Waves Pinpoint Embossing Folder! Love, love, love it! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Grat card again today. The embossing folder works well.

Barbara V

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another fun card, to brighten our day. Congratulations to the lucky winners of the comment game.
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your Aquarium card. Great fun!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is a fun card. Thanks for the idea.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Love Today's Fun Striking Card, Where Do you Get your Remarkable Ideas From
Please Share Lol!!!!!!!
I Love How You've Made Your Card Look Like An Aquarium So Extremely Clever Indeed
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Acetate"
"Tim Holtz Distress Markers"
"Sue Wilson Ocean Waves Pinpoint Embossing Folder"
"Creative Expression Fishbowl Friends Clear Stamps"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Underwater Accessories Set From The Fillables Collection"
"Sue Wilson Fishbowl Cutting Die From The Fillables Collection"
"Sue Wilson Double Pierced Rectangle Noble Cutting Dies"
Swimming By To Say Hi...........
You Started By Taking A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Then Embossing It Using The Ocean Waves
Pinpoint Embossing Folder, You Added A Soft Blue Pencil To The Background To Add Colour To The Flat Area's
Sue, Next You Cut Out "The Fish From The under Water Accessories Set" Also You Used "The Fishbowl Friends Clear Stamps"
To Stamp Detail Onto The Fish.
You Then Coloured Them Using "Tim Holtz Distress Markers" You Then Cut Out A Bunch Of Seaweed from "The Fishbowl
Die Set" Using Various Colours Of Green Card, You Glued Them Into Place Onto The Bottom Of Your Embossed Background
You Cut Out Your Sentiment Then Placed It At The Top Of Your Remarkable Card.
Sue, Then You Used "The Double Pierced Noble Rectangle Cutting Dies" Making A Beautiful Multi Layered Frame
You Then Embossed A Piece Of "Acetate" Using "The Ocean Waves Pinpoint Embossing Folder" You Glued This To
The Underneath Edge Of Your Frame, So It Gave The Appearance Of Bubbles, What An Ingenious Idea Sue, You Added
"Mounting Foam" To The Back Then Added This To Your Famous Signature Piercing
Sue, This Is A Tremendous Card Showing Us Just How Versatile Your Cutting Dies Are.
Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Fabulous Card. I Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
From Sam xxx
Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Winners I'm Sure You'll Love Your Gift.......

Tressa said...

A fun card indeed. I like the way the embossing folder has been used and colours.

Teresa

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and very beautiful card and design Sue

congrats to the winners
Gr Karin

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I agree this is a lovely fun card to start the week.Pam what lovely brave grandsons you have.I know tomorrow will be difficult you are in my thoughts.Rosemary I am glad crafting helps I know it helps me.Elaine your new hairstyle sounds great.My younger brother and I have finally emptied Tonys flat it has been really upsetting and we are both exhausted but at least it is done.

Bente Sørflaten said...

A lovely card!
Love the background and the cute little fishes :))

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, I love the wavy background and the fish are so cute. Congratulations to the winners, enjoy.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Yorkie girl said...

Good Sunday afternoon Sue and everyone
What a fun card you have given us today I think it's brilliant
Pam you will be in my thoughts tomorrow and I know you will support the twins through a very distressing day just remember the good times
Congratulations to all the comments winners Maureen be carful doing your happy dance 💃. Use your frame stay safe
Crewe Trish it's a task we hope we never have to do but it's done now big but gentle hugs to you and your family
Elaine Andrew and Helen my usual well wishes and I bet you hair looks amazing photo change for the blog so we can have a look see please x
Hugs to all Wilsonetts
Stay safe folks
Theresa G xx

Jean said...

Just delightful!

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. How brilliant another man card. A smashing one too. Just what I asked for. Keep it up Sue. Regards Ann Toppcards.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a fun and happy card today. The idea of an aquarium is fantastic and you have accomplished that with your amazing talent and creative use of yours dies and embossing folders. There's nothing more soothing that watching fish swimming so effortlessly in the water.

Have a wonderful day. It's going to be a hot one here, it's 90 degrees and it isn't even noon.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Think I will have to put that EF on my wish list. I thought that last time I saw it used. Thank you for your brilliant idea. Congratulations to the comment winners and yesterday's card winner. Maureen will be so pleased she is a winner. Enjoy Maureen. Diane, so sorry you have hurt your fingers. Good no washing up but not good that you cannot craft. Echoing Pam's comments.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. A fun card today brilliant. Diane I can feel the pain, have done the same myself! Pam I hope all goes okay tomorrow, my thoughts and hugs are with you and your grandchildren and family. Elaine glad you enjoyed your treat, it means a lot doesn't it when things are not so good, sending love and hugs. Crewe Trish, know how hard that is not long ago had to do my mum's flat. At least it's done now sending love and hugs. Have had an afternoon in the craft room, made my 94 year old father in law 2 birthday cards, one from the dog. Not good at mens cards, problem is his birthday is on father's day so I have to make 2 more then it is my hubby's 65th birthday!! Will have to get the "brain matter" working not that there are many brain cells there chemo killed most of them! Love and hugs to all xxxxxxxxxxx

dragonswing said...

What a fun card!! I am a scuba diver and love underwater scenes. Such a cute texture for the background.

Barbara said...

What a fabulous card Sue!
I love these type of Scene cards, fun and colourful!!!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This did make me smile when I looked at it! It's quite a picture! You are so clever to think of using acetate in this way! I'd never have thought of putting it through an EF! It's sooo effective! All the details are beautiful!
Maureen wondered if you thought of us when you designed it! Personally I think that's unlikely but if you can swim you'd be welcome to join! We were trying to think of a name and the Cosmic Swimmers was what we came up with!! We do need to get out more! Lol!
Alison - Alimeeca - we could do with a Trainer - are you up to this task?
CrewTrish - not an easy task to empty someone's home! Been there too and it's incredibly heartbreaking! I'm sure you are thankful it's over!
We have had some of the family here today so eight of us for lunch! Guess who is a bit tired now!
Pam - how lovely of the twins to want to show their respect to their Grandfather! It will be a hard day for them but they will be glad they did it.
Thinking of you all tomorrow!
Yvonne - Happy Birthday to Dad! I was a day early yesterday! Being ahead of myself isn't like me! Hope Dad , Mum , you and the boys have a good day!
Congratulations to all the winners - Kiraneries, Jackie Durant and the indomitable Maureen! Enjoy your prizes ladies!
Diane - not good!!! So sorry your hand is so painful! Take care my dear! X
Elaine - your hair sounds lovely! Glad you got such lovely positive comments too,
Laine - please come back - all is forgiven!! X
Love to all, Myra xxx

liz spooner said...

Love this such fun.xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Great card, does what all good cards do - makes me smile.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue what a delightful card its lovely!
Diane so sorry you have hurt your fingers that must be painful shame about the crafting but great to miss the washing up!
Elaine your new hairstyle must have the wow factor for all the men in your family to comment would love to see a photo
Pam Ill be thinking of you and your grandsons tomorrow I'm sure you will support them through a difficult day
Congratulations to all the comment winners enjoy your prizes
sending good wishes to all

Crafty Cruiser said...

What a lovely fun card - great for any age. Congratulations to the winners.
Doreen R

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, it is truly delightful, your fishes are gorgeous and the seaweed is just great.
I'll see whether I can adapt your other embossing folder Braided Vines..............
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love those fish they look so happy in their tank. Congratulations to the winners. Take care. Hugs Jackie

sued99 said...

Just love this. I've done something similar using my Shadow Box frame. X

Theresa Pace said...

this is super cute. and the embossed background really helps to give depth, hugs xx

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so cute! I love the way you made the bubbles on the acetate.

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a clever lady you are. Embossing the acetate to give a bubble effect is ingenious and looks really effective. It's such a fun card.
Congratulations to the three lucky ladies today, I know Maureen is over the moon and expect Jackie and Kirenees are too. It was quite funny this morning, we ( the naughty nine) didn't want to spoil the surprise but were all dropping hints to prompt her to check out today's post.
Pam hope all goes well tomorrow, a difficult day for your SIL and especially the boys. So sorry to hear that you lost your mum so young, your Granny did a wonderful job of bringing you up.
Diane, the things you'll do to avoid a bit of washing up! My ironing is in the post to you.
P- I had a friend used to live in Llandysul, it's a beautiful part of Wales. How's Yeti?
Alison, we need you as our coach, I think we are probably the first synchronised swimming team with members who can't even swim and there are one or two who won't even go in the water!
Ooooh Elaine! Silver Grey, the most popular colour for a Rolls-Royce, not that I'm likening you to a car I hasten to add. Bet you look fabulous.
Crewe Trish what a hard upsetting day it must have been for you, big hugs.
Donita, there are many names we call our Maureen, I think Wendy quite suits her. Myra can be her tinker bell !
Laine and PP we are missing you both lots.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Jan Sayer said...

A fun card here - love it.
Jan
Northampton

Dorothy Macdonald said...

A really nice card for all! Love the bubbles etc .

Love n hugs Dorothy
of Baldock

Di said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card, love the pinpont background embossing folder and those cute little fish. Anyone would love to receive a card like this.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW What a fantastic card. The e/b folder is great, must get my hands on that one the bubbles look so real on the acetate. I can see so many cards being made with these stamps and dies the kids would love them but then i know a few adults who would love one as well lol. Another one of your wonderful cards that shows how your dies mix and match. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Latenight Sandy H said...

Such a cute card. Super embossing folder.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care everyone.

Vie Carter said...

Brilliant fun card

Vie
x

Owlish said...
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Owlish said...

Hi Sue
This is a great fun card love it
Congratulations to the winners
JOY Xx