Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a bit different in that I used the Elegant Cross die to make the background (did you spot it?).  I cut a bunch of the cross out of coconut white card.  I covered another piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet, then peeled the backing paper off and attached the crosses so were alternating a bit across the card.  The remaining exposed sticky areas were covered with Diamond Sprinkles.  Next I used the outer die from the Sumatra set and cut an aperture in the centre.  I added mounting foam to raise the background piece and attached it over a piece of papyrus card. I cut the Sumatra die in white using both the decorative pieces.  I added a black oval backing to the centre section, then recessed it down into the shape in the aperture.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the set and I added a papyrus mat from the same oval cut in half.  I attached it with foam to the centre of the card.  I used the Sweet William die set and made two flowers using the scrunching technique.  I added them around the aperture, seating the larger flower on a satin ribbon bow and Whimsical Leaves as accents.  I made two matching stick pins and added them to the larger flower.  White, black and Papyrus mats and layers were added.  The Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this one.  All for now, Sue x






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138 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, perfect for the giveaway. Someone is going to be very lucky.
Carmen, good news that the Kid is home and well, hope they get his pain under control soon. Fingers crossed that the pathology tests go well. Hope you are feeling less tired now.
Crewe Trish, you do have lots to do, sending you and your Mum comforting hugs and I keep you in my thoughts. Cheryl, again perfect words, you are a star.
Tres, loved Charlie Puss' story, he was super lucky he found his forever Momma.
Yvonne, sorry you are still struggling, take it easy until you feel better.
Pat hope Billy had a lovely birthday, hope today is not too painful for him, ouch ouch.
Norah, do you know, I can't ever remember my parents having birthday cakes either. It was always fir the kids.
Saba, it is my daughters favourite saying, it means out of the mouth before the brain engages. She even said it to her boxer dog one day he looked so puzzled then gave his head a great shake, so funny.
June, a result with the new laptop, well done, shame on BT, I keep my email separate from my broadband account.
Elaine, hope all is well with you, John, Andrew and Heken.
Daily hugs to all, still missing quite a few of our friends, you are always thought if.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful give away, good luck all.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx clever use of the cross die for the background, thought I'd spotted a new embossing folder for a minute xxx love Kim D

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, yes a stunning card as a giveaway, what a keepsake for someone.

Pam I reiterate al you have said, hope work gets sorted soon.

Off to my craft group this morning and then have our eldest granddaughter with us for a couple of hours, she is doing her GCSE's at the moment, she only has one exam today so Colin will pick her up at 10:30, I should get to see her for a few hours before her Mum is home.

My BT emails started to come through again - don't know why but will see how it goes, I know they will stop them soon. It seems as though lots of you on here have had the same problem with emails, not only BT but other providers as well.

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

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue you are amazing, your talent is never ending and your ingenuity is out of this world. By the way I like the card a bit..... Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, I love how you think of so many different ways to use the dies, the background is perfection. Have a great day and take care all. Bx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue. How clever. I'd never have noticed the background had you not nudged me in the ribs, the new beautiful cross, well I never, you're far to clever Sue lol. It's a beautiful treat. Such a gorgeous giveaway. Everything about today's sample is really pretty and we even get your stick pins too ☺ someone is going to be so lucky to love this for real, a real treasure.
Looking forward to watching and recording the Tropical die shows today ☺ so I'll send love n hugs and hope you enjoy them too xxx

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. Great use of the die - thinking outside the box again
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card this morning. Wouldn't have recognized the background, very clever.

Barbara V

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card for the giveaway.

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty card, especially the flowers x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the use of the cross background this is such a pretty card.
Pam what would we do without you to keep us in the loop.It is like wading through treacle at the moment but just visiting this caring blog is keeping me going.I know there are others going through difficult times so hugs to all.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely card for the giveaway, some lucky individual is getting a winner. Quite a clever use of the cross to make the background.Anyone not familiar with your dies would never know that it was a cross.

Hope that you have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Marion Scott said...

Wow Sue, I never would have guessed how you created the background, wonderful and very pretty card.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a beautiful card. The cross background is wonderful with the diamond sprinkles gives it that touch of bling. The Sweet William flowers are gorgeous as is your stunning stick pins. Someone is going to feel very special when they win this little beauty. Good luck everyone for the draw.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and a great idea to use the cross I didn't recognise it.
Nancyd xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card but you had me fooled with the background, I thought it was an embossing folder!
Carmen, pleased the Kid is home, hope he gets good news from pathology. Pam, thank you for your daily summary, I'll echo your sentiments again today. Hugs to all, Sue xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, love all the sparkle!!! X

Diane King said...

Beautiful card xx

Linda Keevers said...

Very clever Sue. I would not have picked it. Another spectacular card. Thanks Linda

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Yes, I spotted the cross, brilliant idea to emboss it as a background.
A gorgeous giveaway creation that someone will be very lucky to own.

Thank you Pam.
Gentle hugs and healing prayers to all in discomfort, pain or loss.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card i thought i was a new E.Folder how clever you are .A lovely card for the giveaway .
Catherine V94 xx


Denise Bryant said...

Love the way you used the Elegant Cross Die! Beautiful card!

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, whoever wins this will be so lucky, its beautiful x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & such a clever idea using the cross as part of the background.

Michele

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great idea for your background,it's a beautiful card for a giveaway.
jan x

Chris Curry said...
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hazel young said...

Stunning card xx hazel

Chris Curry said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, I love the stick pins with the flowers, and the embossed background is lovely. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

ethansnanna said...



Morning Sue and all, what a lovely card,
how can you give it away!!! Someone will
be a very lucky and happy person,



Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Clever use of the cross die for the background.
B xx

Debra K. said...

Such a lovely card! Great idea to use the crosses in that way , looks so effective. Debra x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today & truly unique. I love how you have used the cross on the back as a focal point, you always show us how to get the most out of our dies. What can I say about your flowers, they always look so real & your stick pins are superb too. A very lucky person with be over the moon to receive this. Yvonne xx

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

Incredibly clever and absolutely stunning!!
I will definitely be using this on the next batch of Christening cards!
Thanks again for such fabulous inspiration.

Croquet Queen x

Anonymous said...

Really lovely card for the giveaway, Sue, no - didn't guess the cross was used for the background, clever. Do like the papyrus card, must get some. Great design with, hooray, stick pins, should get round to making more as only have reds unused.
Still broadband problem; himself checked speeds, down to 0.4 which is almost unusable. Have to wait at least two minutes for any connection.
Tres, you should be proud of 'bringing up' Charlie to blossom as a proper cat after his feral start. A very special cat. Yes, we are the slaves!!
Didn't want to seem trivial in these troubling times by yattering on about Yeti (Viz as was), but he is here and will remain so. The tom smell has receded and hopefully the lack of testosterone will make him less combative. Both my half-mile neighbours who have other cats (we're at the corners of a big triangle) were horrified at the prospect of him being on the loose again and one has sadly not seen her little cat since the last attack, so now he is in a big pen and run for everyone's safety. He has an outdoor section 12' x 6' with toys and a big picnic table, indoor 9' x 6' with a choice of beds and sleeping platforms + ensuite. Yes, I know it's not ideal but until he calms down it's how things will be. My own cats are also terrified of him too, he really created havoc - but he only wanted food and was staking out a new territory for whatever unknown reason.
Anyway, he's calmed somewhat, still hisses and spits and eats his food swearing and saying ung-yung-yung at the same time, but he does now roll on his back with tummy in the air and rubs against furniture. Yes, am a wee bit scared of him - he jumps up to grab the food dish, so yesterday held it high in the air and he leapt and grabbed me at waist height! Klingon. Had a padded jacket on - should be a permanent fixture ha!! Do love him, though, what a character and he has great potential - hope he ends up as friendly as Charlie Puss. Have known and cared for many ferals over the years but he is definitely one of a kind. He is told every day that he truly is abominable! So, a relative calm prevails for the moment. Promise I won't say so much in future, sorry for boring anyone.
Pam, all well said, so echoing as usual.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I was fooled as well, I thought it was an embossing folder you had used. Lovely card and great to see stick pins again.

Love Rosemarie X X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A stunningly beautiful card.
The big day has arrived a few tears but the card and frame I made she loved my 'baby' is now 18, we celebrated my Grandson turning 13 yesterday and also would have been my dads 92nd birthday so had a busy time this week, now to get her through fathers day.
Happy crafting everyone
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxxx

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. A stunning card for your Wednesday give away. One very lucky winner. I believe you also used your cross as a background in your new die launch earlier!!
Xx

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous and I hadn't spotted the crossin the background I thought it was an embossing folder!

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue, I love the colours.

Anne (Northampton)

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. Clever background.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what an absolutely beautiful card. I really like what you have done with the cross and white on white is so elegant. Who wouldn't want to win this card!! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Such a beautiful card and a gorgeous colour way.

Netty The Runner said...

Wow, this card is beautiful. The background is amazing, as is everything else.
Annette x

val jones said...

Hi Sue, never would have guessed that the background was made of crosses. Beautiful card.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I really love the background, in the photo it looks like an embossing folder and the floral elements and stick pins are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Love this card and love the way you always think of different ways to use ur dies very clever
JOY Xx

Marleine Rayner said...


Morning Sue,
Great card card.
Love the background idea.x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
You are very clever in your design of this card, I didn't realise you had used a die,thought it was an embossing folder!
Beautiful card & the stick pins are gorgeous,
P in Wales loved your story,
Best wishes
Karen M

Bente Sørflaten said...

A lovely card!
The background with the cross die is great, a really good idea :))

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Crafty Folk,

I remember this card, or one like it, from the launch. Just realized that without the stick pins there would be no green.

Really liked hearing about Charlie Puss and Yeti.

Crewe Trish, be gentle with yourself and accept the kindnesses offered to you. Loss takes a lot out of a person.

Thanks for the news sbout Laine and Yvonne.

So if you all come to the U.S. next June for our stamp convention in Mass., you'll have to share a room.

Best of Wednesday's to you all.

Love,
Donita



Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card, isn't the papyrus card good with the black and white. Lucky winner this week- but then there is a lucky winner every week !!!
Hugs
Muriel x

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fabulous giveaway card. Background is brilliant.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, traditional Sue with sparkle ribbon and stick pins, lovely. Now there was me thinking that's a lovely embossing folder and blow me it was the elegant cross! Who would have thought it would make such a lovely background. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments again today xxx
P in Wales goodness that's some cat! It sounds like you are all set up for cat rescue and have lots of space for them to run around. You are a star xxx
Tina sending hugs xxx

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue, well I studied the background & thought Sue has brought out a new embossing folder, another one for my list! Then I read your description & realised! A lovely card, thank you, someone will be very lucky to win this.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card.
Lydia
X

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Beautiful card today Lovely colourway and what a clever idea to use the cross Im going to give that a try.

Hope your ok Pam and work gets its head out the sand soon for you xx#

I reiterate all that Pam said and send love healing hugs and positive thoughts to all xx

Have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful Wednesday giveaway and I can't help it but your finishing touches are my most favourite dies ever...Beautiful

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a clever use of the cross to make the background and beautifully enhanced by the Diamond Sprinkles and I'm really falling for the Sumatra die set too...

Izzy

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Stunning card this morning and love how you have created the background from the cross. The diamond sparkle finished the back ground of beautifully. As always your flowers and hat pins are stunning.
Wendy

gwen70 said...

This is so beautiful Sue, I love it

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, you would never know this wasn't an embossing folder, great idea.
Whoever receives this will be over the moon.
Take care every one, Jess xxx

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card for the give-away Sue. Love the background.

Annie P
xxx

SueJ said...

Great use of the cross die. lovely background.
Love the rest of the card as well.
Good luck everyone.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a gorgeous card to win...
Love the colours very much. The stick pins and flowers are fantastic.
Rolf xxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is an absolutely stunning card

June x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, this card is so beautiful just love it. love Jean Z xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card for some lucky winner.

I am just off to the Hospital with john for his ECG ,so will echo Pam today ,will try to catch up later .
Take care everyone
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
What a great idea to use the cross as a background, it is so effective.
I love everything about this gorgeous card and the lucky winner will be jumping for joy.
The Sweet William Die Set, the Whimsical Leaves and your stick pins are a wonderful "finishing touch"!
Lesley S x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly gorgeous card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card.
Rosemary xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, love the way you have used the Cross Die as a background on this card, and I have just bought the Sweet William Die so will be having a try at making some flowers later today.
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card. I love it, especially your use of the Elegant Cross die.
I am enjoying watching Lisa showing off your Tropical collection on Hochanda.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, well you certainly had me fooled! At first viewing I, like many others, thought it was a new embossing folder. Very clever and I love the way you are always thinking outside the box. The card is beautiful with the Sumatra die and Sweet William flowers and I love the Papyrus card as well. I think everyone will be hoping they are the winner on Saturday, I know I am :-)

'P' - thanks for the update on Yeti. It sounds like he has a 5-star hotel suite with everything to make him happy. I do think that seclusion is probably the best thing until he clams down and it will also give your cats a chance to become used to him (if they dare to go near lol). I think you are a marvel looking after so many waifs, strays and ferals. So sorry for your neighbour though who is still missing her little one, paws crossed that she turns up soon.

Frances

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well its my birthday tomorrow and would love a card like this, but all the cards I get are shop bought lol
anyway I had money for my birthday and I spent it this morning on your show, so can't wait for them to come,
how happy am I, big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a realy gorgeous card. A beautiful background and I would never have known you had used your cross die had you not said. I love the floral corsage with stick pins. A card everyone wants to win I am sure.

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is such a clever idea, making for a stunning card for the giveaway.
Doreen R

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning and elegant card Sue, fab design
Gr Karin

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A Beautiful card, beautiful background and really elegant

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A real Sue card today, love the use of the elegant cross as a background and the sweet William flower is beautiful
Pam echoing you, as always you keep us all up to date

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful card. In fact when I looked at it I thought this is a real Sue Wilson card!

How clever of you to use the cross in this way. Now that is something I haven't thought of.

Hope you're having a good day love Brenda XXX

hettygarlick said...

What a clever way to use the cross! Must have a go at that.

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card today and such a clever design using the cross

Vie
x

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!
love it!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the clever design. Love the colours.

Pawprintx4 said...

Lovely card. I would love to win this one!
Have a great Wednesday.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Someone is going to be very happy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. I actually thought the cross had been embossed onto the card for the background.

CraftyJo said...

Cute :)

P Austen said...

Afternoon Sue, lovely background, in fact this is another beautiful give away card for one lucky winner. Good luck everyone. Hugs xx P Austen

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Like this card very much
Margaret x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a beautiful card. I was like Pat Witney, thought this was a new embossing folder instead of the die being used on the background. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL....... and my stick pins....... I love this card..........
Hugs, Rose

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

This is such a beautiful card, love the idea of the use of the cross die ...simply lovely.

Someone indeed is going to receive this beautiful card. Good luck everyone.

We will all be wishing "hope it is me" - the card is so nice.

Love n hugs Dorothy
from Sunny but breezy Baldock

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card for the Wednesday give away. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

STELLA MUNN said...

What a terrific idea with the crosses, Sue. I hadn't noticed until you pointed it out!!! Thinking outside the box is not something I'm good at so little tips like this are great. Thanks xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card - love the background using the crosses :-) Hugs xx

Tressa said...

What a clever way of using a die to make a background. The effect is gorgeous.

Teresa

Sherry said...

absolutely gorgeous!! love it!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Ahhhhh, no I did not spot that you used the cross die. Very clever. At first glance, I was thinking the background die "border" was very pretty and interesting. Then I started reading your description. Surprised I was. Your Diamond Sprinkled base background shows this pairing of the multiple cross cut outs and background just perfectly. Beautiful card design. And your greeting "You're So Sweet" is so appropriate with the use of your "Sweet William" flower. This card really would like to live at my house!

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

Jean said...

Elegant!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Georgeous card. These Wednesdays seem to come around so fast don't they lol xx

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, wonderful card and what a brilliant idea using the cross die, see something else you have taught us, thank you, Johanna

barbara macaskill said...

I love that you used the cross die to create the beautiful background! Very eye pleasing and elegant! I love the dainty and delicate flowers too! A lovely card that would have a place of honor if I was the lucky winner of this week's card giveaway! TFS!

Narrowboat girl said...

A very clever use of the cross due Sue. I never would have guessed until I read the description. A gorgeous card all round

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
Another stunning card..... cannot wait to see your festive dies!
Love Michelle S xxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

This card is stunning!How clever to use the cross as a background;it makes it look very elegant.The Sweet William are beautiful flowers and the lacy leaves are gorgeous.I think that it suitable for many occasions,all you have to do is to change the sentiment.

Whoever is the lucky winner is going to be very happy. Good luck everyone.

Crewe Trish – Sending you and your Mum gentle hugs.I keep you in my prayers.
Pam – Today I feel almost normal, if normal means to survive with less medicine than the days before. On Friday and Saturday was very cold in the office so I barely could move on Sunday because of the pain on my right side: ear, head, shoulder and neck. Instead to get paid for working on Saturday I got pain (one letter makes a huge difference) :)
‘P’ in Wales & Tres - Love your stories.
PP- We need you back.Take care.
Laine – We miss you.

On the bright side: my Samantha arrived yesterday!I am talking about Samantha dies set ordered on April 12. The order that I received is the second one that JS sent it; the first one got lost! 3 weeks from UK to Toronto is not bad at all.

Sending hugs to all who need them
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

liz spooner said...

Beautiful and stunning Sue.xx

Viki Banaszak said...

I love how cleverly you did the background. What a wonderful use for a die.

ursula said...

So so beautiful Sue, I admire how you can use one simple die and change it when used on a mat over and over making it a different pattern, you are so gifted....Just love this card totally...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful background- you are so clever.
Beverley W

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x love how you have used the cross in the background x very pretty flowers and great to see your stick pins again x sorry I missed your birthday sue , sounds like you had a lovely time x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, beautiful, card!!
As usual!!!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this fabulous card, and so very clever! Good luck ladies.
Pam, hope you are well, and as usual you have summarised beautifully.
Carmen, glad the Kid is home.
Crewe Trish, sending love.
Pat L, hope Billy had a great birthday, shame about the staple removal today - hope he's not leaking everywhere!
Norah, the first birthday party I ever had and the first birthday cake was at my 21st!
'P' Yeti is lucky to have found you.
NanniTina, sending love.
Donita, I'm packing now for the next Convention, including a sleeping bag!
Elaine, hope all went well for John today. Big day here, I have been to the local shops with my arm crutch and left the Wheelie at home, hurrah.
Carmen - glad your Samantha's have finally arrived - have fun.
Saba - I went to a certain store today and thought of Myra with her dark glasses ha ha. Ladies, we are going to organise a synchronised swimming team and I am busy knitting hats and swimsuits for the mad 9. Saba has requested a g string ha ha - says all you need to know about her!!!! lol. Let's hope the swimsuits don't stretch too much in the water!!!!!
And on that happy note I'll send love to all
Maureen xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the cross makes a superb background
Nanna Tina what a week for your family sending you all big hugs
Sending good wishes to all

LindaPlymouth said...

Brilliant card Sue love the colour combination. Linda

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, someone will be very happy to receive it.
I have recorded all of Lisa's shows to watch later.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Although I have seen you do the background technique many times before, for some reason I can't take my eyes off this one. I think it is because of the interesting shapes that the crosses have made. It is just so pretty. Love the rest of the card too.

Lisbeth

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card and I love how you used the cross as the background,
it look lovely. Love the flowers and the stick pins.

P- love hearing about your cats, think tho you will have your
hands full with Yeti Lol Hope he calms down soon x
Carmen- enjoy you new dies, happy crafting. Hope Kid is okay x
Elaine- sending you all hugs, hope everything went alright for John x
Nannatina- nice to see you back, sending hugs.Take care x
Crewe Trish - sending you and your family hugs x
Donita- any more room for a little one ? Lol Your convention sound fun x
Yvonne- hope you soon feeling better, we need our happy PP back.hugs x
Laine- missing you. Hope you soon be back also to our other missing
friends, Wheelybad, Lorraine,Deb C and many more. Take care x
Have a good night as possible everyone. I got to bed first at 4am,
full moon on Friday.....
Maria x

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Beautiful - oh let it be me who wins x
Love to all
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue Wow a gorgeous card for a giveaway
. I love what you have done with the cross only you could think of that brilliant idea.
Thank you Sue Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

HUG'S FOR EVERYONE

Jan Sayer said...

That's so pretty and a lovely background Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card and love the background. Very clever Sue. Thank you for sharing this with us and for giving it away to one lucky winner. Echoing Pam today. Thank you for your comments.

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
I'm late again folks sorry
Sue your giveaway card is gorgeous and whoever is lucky enough to win it will be a happy bunny indeed
Good luck
I am going to echo Pam's words again thanks Pam
Take care out there
Hugs Theresa G xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm rather late today as it has been a busy one! I know Pam and others deal with all of these things in the middle of the night but I can't!! Lol!
What a lovely card! How often have I said that! Answers on a postcard - no prizes!!
To even think of using a Die of a cross in this way is astonishing to me but most effective! Love the Sweet William flowers with the matching Sentiment! You don't just throw these cards together do you!?! Sue, you are a clever lady!
You must all think I'm such a snob - careful now! It's the " dark glasses" , " Poundshop" , etc! Just ignore my lovely friends. They tease a lot but a better bunch of friends - who met through this blog - you couldn't meet !! Now - about this swimming lark! No way Jose!! I hope the idea sinks without trace!
Nanna tina - lovely to have you back! Sad times ahead but with your help they will get through them.
Donita - I'm coming too! Someone needs to keep Maureen in check! Lol!
Elaine - I was thinking of you and John today - hope everything went well.
Pam - whatever would we do without you! ? I can't get up at 6am!!! X
Carmen - still praying for the Kid!
Love to everyone Myra xxx




Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue. Love the flowers. Laura O

DeeDee7770 said...

You never cease to amaze me Sue. I love that cross and it went on my extravagant but I really want it list. Now that I see how you have used (brilliant) as a background, it's on the top of my wish list. Thank you Sue! 🤗

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a fabulous card today, someone is going to be a very happy bunny. Your background using the cross is just gorgeous, and the use of the papyrus for your flowers and behind your Sumatra die is a lovely choice of colour. Adding a stick pin, a bow and a bit of bling and you've definitely achieved a WOW card! Love it. Good luck to everyone in the draw.
P- your tales of how Yeti is getting on are anything but boring! I'm loving hearing about him. You are amazing.
Julie Laz Happy Birthday for tomorrow.
Carmen, Yippee enjoy your Samantha, she really is beautiful.
Elaine hope all went well with John's ECG.
Donita I don't mind sharing a room! We dab have a pyjama party.
Nana Tina sending you a gentle hug.
Well I see Maureen has let the cat out of the bag about our synchronised swimming project. I only asked for a thong because I thought it would add interest, honestly she's one to talk, she wears red silk bloomers! Ask any of the gang and they confirm it!
Myra is right, we tease each other relentlessly but only ever in fun and I count my blessing that they are now a big part of my life.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx
Crewe Trish you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Hollers said...

As I've stated about other cards on which you use the stick pins. . . I love them! This card is so sweet (with the sweet sentiment and the Sweet Wlliam die set). Did you plan that, or was it a coincidence? Very clever! I must admit that I did not pick up on the fact that you had used the Elegant Cross die to make the background, but it works beautifully on this very sweet card. Thank you for sharing your talent, creativity and love of card making.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!!! A stunning, Sue Wilson classic card !!! I think it is absolutely gorgeous Sue !!! Your Sumatra die, along with the rest of this particular collection is right at the top of my huge wish list. I am patiently waiting for it to be on Hochanda so I can buy it on the Flexipay. I know I don't have very long to wait now. I think this new collection is going to be one of my most favourite of all your country / ocean collections. I adore the soft, rounded die shapes and their gorgeous curly, swirly designs. Such an attractive collection. I do love the background you have created with the cross die and the diamond snow glitter to. Just beautiful !!! I really like your new Sweet William flower dies but I am afraid right at this moment the Succulent Flower dies are top of list. I have your new Whimsical leaves and they are fab Sue. I love your colour combo with the Papyrus, and you have made some beautiful stick pins to finish !!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments about Charlie puss. I just wanted to tell everyone what a truly amazing cat he finally became. I am sorry if I went on a bit. The reason we had to name him Charlie puss was because when myself and my other half got together, one of his two dogs was also called Charlie !!! It was to late to change our pets names so they became Charlie doggie and Charlie puss !!! As you can imagine there was much confusion in our house most of the time. Our beautiful Charlie dog is the only one left now. He is a long legged Parsons Russell. ( Jack Russell.) He looks identical to Harvey doggie on the adverts. Very cute looking but oh so naughty too !!! Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x


Janice Brummett said...

Very pretty card again today. At first glance, didn't notice it was the Cross dies. It truly is a beautiful card. I think the stick pins just finish this card. Oh to be so talented! Every thing always goes together so beautifully. Just wish I could come play in your craft room!

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. you are so clever would never have thought about
the cross this way. Beautiful card. Mavis L x

Diane King said...

Another great way of using dies. Lovely card xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue and Ohhh what a good idea never thought of this. This why you are number one with all your fans, you have the most fabulous ideas. Well done Sue. Kind regards Ann Toppcards

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so stunning how can you bare to part with it.
I really love the background using the cross and would never in a million year
thought of using it like this.
This is just one very elegant card, absolutely love it.