Monday, 7 August 2017

Just For You

Hi bloggers!  A window scene just for you!  I selected a piece of light grey card and embossed it with the That Special Touch Crackle mask by running it through the Platinum machine.  While the die was still in place, I used Pumice Stone Distress ink lightly over the top to add a bit more detail.  I stamped my sentiment on a thin strip of dark grey card and added it to the bottom of the masked area.  Next I stamped the Home Comforts Stamp To Die For on a piece of coconut white card and coloured it with distress markers.  I cut the window out of white card including the half circle rounded area on top.  I used a piece of sticky adhesive on white card and cut just the half circle are and coated it with Iced Flake for the look of decorative glass in the upper window.  I added the window on top of the stamped image and glued the entire piece to the centre of the card.  I cut many of the Spring Foliage out of varying shades of green from my stash.  I glued them randomly across the top of the card to look like ivy hanging from a wall.  I added a topiary from the 3D Window box Accessory set to each side of the window as accents.  White and grey mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x



























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107 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, gorgeous window scene, I want to live there.
Donita, so glad you had a great time on Saturday, thought you would enjoy it. They certainly work hard on the food vans don't they.
Elaine, good thst Andrew was well enough to go fishing. Hope your peaceful nights continue, sleep is so important to you.
Alimecca, well done you on your weight loss, what is your secret.
CreweTrish, welcome home glad you had a lovely holiday in spite of the heat.
Kelly said the puppy is much better, thank you all. They took him fir a walk along the seafront promenade at Seaton Carew. Said they couldn't get far as everyone kept stopping them to look at him, one guy even wanted to buy him, he is a little cutie.
Have a good day everyone, hope we get some fine weather today. Hugs to all especially our poorly and missing friends.
Steph, are you okay Hun, hope all is well.

hollyberry said...

Such clever dies make a gorgeous card.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I want to live there too!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue,a lovely card xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely new home card.
Take care Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is brilliant, love the scene behind the window, looks so cosy. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous New Home card. A great way to use all those beautiful dies. Just a shame I don't live there with that roaring fire. I am one of those cold people lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another amazing creation, the embossing that you do is so crisp and sharp and the lovely inside of the window looks really good too.

Pam I reiterate all you have said.

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Love all the details you have thought about on this card.It's great.
Jan x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love it.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the view through the window. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card Sue.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great card and love the home scene. Thanks for sharing Sue.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful window wish my window looked as nice.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card great design xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another great card with super details, particularly like the foliage. X

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
great card, I especially like the spring foliage dies
Pat x

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card today Sue! Love the beautifully coloured scene. The dangling foliage and topiary trees look wonderful. Have you not done a video on this card before or have I dreamt it? Debra x

BenteS said...

So pretty!
Love how your dies can be used to make beautiful scenes :))

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. WOW card this morning , this would be be another card that you would not take down. All the different effects what you have created on the card. This is one of them dies what could be used all year round.
crafty hugs , Wendy

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful Card this morning Sue. I think we would all love to love here. It looks so welcoming and homely . Thankyou for sharing. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and very realistic. The combination of dies makes a fabulous card.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, please can we open the window and step inside. LOL. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Jan Sayer said...

Great card. Looks as though it took ages to create.
Ja
Northampton

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a great card today. It makes you feel as if you want to go into the room behind the window. Love the stone effect background as well.

Love Rosemarie X X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card. Love how you've used the mask to get the stone effect.
B xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today. I would love to live there!
Pam, thank you. I can only put it down to swimming 50+lengths twice a week and gym twice a week, then eating sensibly which for me means almost no crisps! I am determined that I will lose the two stones so that I can have my knee done!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

karenlotty said...

So pretty A fabulous New Home card or Christmas card

Scottydog said...

Lovely welcoming card & would love to be able to sit in front of that fire in winter, nothing better than a real fire. Ideal for a new home card & just love all the detail. Thank you Sue.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today with a beautiful scene inside the window & beautiful stone work on the outside. I would never take this card down. Yvonne xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card .love Jean Z xxx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, lovely relaxing scene x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I think we all want to live here! I'm so impressed with the level of detail in all the small dies that are included with your sets, they really help to finish the card off. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Good to hear the puppy is making progress and is the star of the show! Xxx
Alison you have done so well. I've been swimming lately - not 50 lengths! And you can tell the difference can't you xxx

Anne said...

That fireside looks so welcoming, Sue. Lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Like the view through the window!
Missing Stephanie I did look back to see if she was on holiday but can't find anything!!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, I think with different colours and scene it would make a great Christmas card.
Lydia
x

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue I also love the scene through the window it's a beauty
Thank you sue
Love June horrocks xxxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving this card , that room looks so cozy and inviting .

Pam , the puppy sounds to be a little star .

Littlelamb i hope you got a better night last night .x

CreweTrish, it is always good to get home after a good holiday, how is your own bed feeling ?

Sending big hugs to all and i hope all missing friends are well .
Take care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I like window cards, they always tell a story.
I think they work well as Christmas cards looking both in and out.

Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card sue.

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, you clever lady. Needs a little cat sitting in the window or on the front. I want to live in there haha.
Annette x

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I love this card very clever and there's quite a bit of work to this card thank u enjoyed reading this
Joy Xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh love this card Sue. The perspective you have achieved looking into the room is brilliant I can see this being used as a Christmas 🎄 too with a change to the stamping and a bit of snow on the foliage plants at the door Just a thought
Pam glad the puppy is feeling better Did you get your special cards made ?
I wish everyone a wonderful Monday
And hugs 🤗 to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous card. Lovely view into room, would love to live there.
Marion S x

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Sue this is such a pretty card. Love that you can look through the window and see inside, also love the foliage around the door.
Crewe Trish welcome home sending love and hugs.
Elaine love and hugs to you
Pam same to you
Donita I read your article yesterday, very well written. Sending love and hugs.
Well tomorrow I find out if there is something wrong with my brain apart from the fact there is not much in it ! Lol!
I have had all the tests now going to see consultant for results. If it's not my head it's my heart so either way I lose !!
Sending you all love and hugs Xxxxxxxxxxx
P.s where has Paul gone ??

Ann said...



Hi Sue
Nice warm and cosy card just what we need with this damp windy weather

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and so good being able to peep through the window.
The die and stamp are so useful for New Home and Christmas cards.
Lesley S x

val jones said...

Stunning card Sue. Love looking through the window into a cosy room.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Always love your picture cards and this one with the armchair by a roaring fire is just perfect for a cold, wet August morning!...and I just knew there was a die set that would turn the Birch Trees from a wintry scene into a spring/summer one and the Spring Foliage is it - just gone on the wish list!

Izzy

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card.
Rosemary xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue., super card, I can also see this a Christmas card, especially if you put a Christmas tree die/stamp in the window.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Donita Naylor said...


Dear Sue and Fervid Followers,

This could also be a Thinking of You card. Maybe the spring foliage in browns could be fall foliage. Then the sentiment could be warm wishes.

Debra K, we did see a card similar to this but it was a door, made with the same dies.

Thanks to Myra and Crewe Trish and Rosemary Powell for looking up my food truck story. Elaine, we use "in stitches" too. Thank you for your kind words. Glad the turmoil has settled down a bit.

Thank you for the puppy report, Pam.

Rosemary, knowing what it is can help them treat it. Do you watch Doc Martin? When the mover showed him a bump on his wrist, sure it was cancer, and asked how long he had to live, the doctor hit the bump hard with a book, and it was gone. I'm not suggesting they hit you in the head or the heart with a book. It just helps to know what it is and what's the treatment.

Well, here we are at Monday again. It just keeps happening.

Wishing everyone the best week possible, and silver linings if not outright sunshine.

Love,
Donita


Diane King said...

Great Card. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. You have added so much detail to a house themed card. Very welcoming.looking through the windows.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I could just see me in that house - it's charming. I don't know how you do it but this card just says to me "come in"....... Lovely.
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

So many interior scenes would work. Fantastic! xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely card - perfect for a 'new home' greeting, as well as a great male card.
Doreen R

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I know I keep repeating myself but I love this card! All of your samples using the window and door dies have been my most favourite. I have all of these dies and the matching stamps and love playing with them, I think it must be the home-maker in me coming out lol.

Rosemary - I hope your results tomorrow are good, fingers crossed for you.
Donita - I watched your video and read your very good article. It looks as though it was very hot and hard work inside the truck but I bet the time passed quickly.

Yet another wet and dismal day so I think I should knuckle down and make some cards.

Frances

SueJ said...

Lovely card, it would be admired by anyone who received it.

Sue MacFall said...

I love the foliage around the window, this card is great. Thank you, Sue

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. The dies and stamps go so well together. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is Just Phenomenal I Just Love The Stamped Image I'm Thrilled To Say I Have
All The Products Used In Today's Card, When I've Used My Window Plus Stamp I Cut The Window
Down The Centre Then Placed Acetate On The Inside (Faux Glass) So The Window Could Be Opened.
Then I've Done Christmas Cards With The Same Window, I Found A Beautiful Small Christmas
Tree Stamp That I Had In My Stash, I Added Snow Around Also The 2015 Father Christmas Plus
Rudolph/Sleigh, I Also Used The Front Door Cut Out In The Beautiful Glossy Black Card In A Very Similar Way,
Adding The Trees From Christmas 2015 Around Instead Of The Topiary Bushes.
They Make Magical Christmas Scenes.
All Thanks To Your Exceptional Cutting Dies Plus The Daily Inspiration You Share.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Stone Mask"
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Light Grey/Dark Grey Foundation Card" Plus Green Card From Your Stash
"Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink Pad"
"Tim Holtz Distress Markers"
"Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Piece Of Sticky Adhesive Sheet"
"Creative Expression Iced Flakes"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Just For You Sentiment"
"Creative Expression Home Comforts Stamp To Die For Range"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Spring Foliage Cutting Dies - From The Finishing Touches Collection
"Sue Wilson's 3D Window Box Accessories Cutting Dies - From The Kinetics Collection
"Sue Wilson's 3D Arched Window/Door Cutting Dies - From The Kinetics Collection
Sue, You Started Today's Exquisite Card By Taking A Piece Of Light Grey Card Then You Embossed It Using
The Stone Mask, Whilst Still Within The Mask You Lightly Went Over The Top Using Pumice Stone Distress Ink
To Bring Out The Detail, The Wall Looks Tremendous.
You Then Stamped Your Sentiment Just For You On A Thin Piece Of Dark Grey Card Then Placed It At The Bottom
Of Your Card Where The Wall Finishes, Then You Stamped The Beautiful Home Comfort's Stamp On A Piece Of
Coconut White Card You Then Coloured This In Using Distress Markers (I Use Copics Alcohol Pens)
Sue, You Then Cut Out The Window From Coconut White Card Including The Half Circle Rounded Area At The Top.
You Then Used A Piece Of Sticky Adhesive Sheet On White Card Cut Just The Half Circle Area Then Coated
This With Iced Flakes To Give The Look Of Decorative Glass In The Upper Window (Another Great Tip)
You Then Glued Your Window On Top Of Your Stamped Image, Then You Glued The Entire Window To The Centre
Of Your Card.
Sue, You Then Cut Out Lots Of The Spring Foliage Out Of Various Shades Of Green Card From Your Stash, Using
The Acrylic Glue You Randomly Glued On Top Of Your Card To Look Like Hanging Ivy On The Wall.
You Then Added A Topiary Bush From The 3D Window Box Accessories Set To Each Side Of The Window As
Accents, You Used Mounting Foam To Put Them Into Place, Then You Added Your Background To A Piece Of
Coconut White Card Using Mounting Foam, You Also Added Your Famous/Signature/Piercing To This Piece Of Card
Then You Added Flat Mat/Layers Of Light Grey/Coconut White.
Sue, Thank You For Today's Phenomenal Card Also The Continued Inspiration You Share I Truly Appreciate
Everything You Do.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Theresa Pace said...

great card. i really need that stencil, hugs xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Would make a card for lots of occasions but particularly Christmas. Pouring with rain here. Will just have to craft I think. Slept a bit better last night thank you Elaine. Hope your neighbour has quietened down now. Echoing Pam's comments.

P Austen said...

Hello Sue, I thought it was you standing outside our lounge window, sketching in order to produce this lovely card. Lol. Absolutely gorgeous card Sue. Love everything about it. Such a versatile die for many occasions. Hugs xx P Austen

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I think this card is absolutely amazing!! I would be so proud if I made something like this!....but I must stay on plan as I am in Christmas mode at the moment...and mustn't get sidetracked...one to try after that though for sure!! Although...I could make a similar one that could be Christmas themed!.....hmm... 🤔
Love
Sam
xxxx

CraftyJo said...

What a lot of detail!

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow what an amazing card - looks like my clean and tidy house - not!!
Happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone specially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Ahaaa, a design showing lovely "curb appeal" with a warm, cosy and inviting scene inside. Hot tea, please - no cream!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A really lovely card! This door/ window Die set is so versatile! I think I need the stonework mask! The scene inside the window really draws the eye in!
Donita- I like " fervent Followers!"
Rosemary - hope you get some positive answers tomorrow!
Laine - hope you are feeling a bit better. PP - you too!!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!") xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Especially like the background behind the window.

sharon casey said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card today makes you want to snuggle up by that fire, but n ow i want the stone mask lol.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that are poorly and who needs them

Have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I love today's card it is suitable for a number of occasions! I love how youve done the background it looks so realistic.
Hugs x
Heather T

barbara macaskill said...

Breathtaking! I would love to be sitting inside looking out! Absolutely beautiful scene! TFS!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I think this for many occasions and I like the picture through the window. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do like this card these dies have so many uses.I have just seen that Julia is showcasing your snowflake dies on Wednesday can't wait.
Pam I hope you are still managing to rest have you started your medication yet.Elaine so glad you had a quieter night.Donita you can certainly tell you are are a writer you have a lovely way with words.Rosemary fingers crossed for tomorrow

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome details! Love the window die!

sued99 said...

I really like this card. I think with a couple of tweaks and some added 'snow' it would make a great Christmas card. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with that lovely stamped scene inside the window
Echoing Pam and sending special hugs to all our missing friends

Love and hugs everyone
Pat

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. I like the stamped scene through the window. The stone effect background looks good too.

Annie P
xxx

Eunice said...

Absolutely love this window die!!! Gives another effect that can be used on cards.

ursula said...

Love this card, saw it before and replicated it for New Home card, it looked lovely, thanks to you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it was desperate for a background for a window die - now I know what to get my hands on! Love the whole concept...

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card. Like the window. Laura O

Catherine Lyons said...

Good evening Sue .
Such a pretty window scene a stunning card.
Catherine V94 xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful and great idea Sue
Gr Karin

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love all the trailing leaves above the window.

liz spooner said...

This is a really lovely scene today Sue.xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love everything about this card, the stamped interior and the die-cut exteriors and the fabulous stone wall embossing, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suemac said...

Lovely card

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This is a gorgeous card, very cosy and comfy!

June x

Jan.moogie said...

This is awesome Sue, gorgeous. love it. Hope you had a fantastic day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card. This card would work so well for so mant occasions.
I love all of the Dies you have used.
Thank you for sharing,
Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this card is lovely I really like the stone wall effect and all the detail you've included. So sorry I haven't commented for a few days as I said I've had all my family staying most of them have gone home now except for two of my young grand daughters who are staying till the end of the week while their parents are at work. It has been lovely to have them all home and so good to see all the grand children having fun together. I have been having a quick look at your wonderful cards every day Sue but have not had enough time to leave comments. I'm going to spend a bit of time now reading all the comments to catch up on all the news
Rosemary I hope all goes well tomorrow and your results are good
Sending good wishes to all

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very pretty card today. It would make a perfect new home card too. I love the way you have created the effect of the stone wall.

Lisbeth

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card, I have this die set and use it all the time

Vie
x

Beth Jones said...

Sue, this is so appealing, I just want to be a butterfly alghting on a nearby branch!
Every technique and every die and stamp, I want to own and use. This one is one of my very favorite of your designs.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Fascinating card Sue, so many techniques. Love the window and looking through to the cosy Christmas scene. The stone mask is great. A really lovely card.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Taasmania

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card. The chair by the fire looks so inviting. The window die is so versatile.
Rosemary, fingers crossed for you.
Take care everyone.

CCM said...

Hello Sue and dear Wilsonette friends,

Lovely card with so many great details. I like the stamped scene inside, it looks so cozy. Even I didn’t have time to comment for the past 10 days, I checked every other day the cards you posted. All beautiful cards as always.

First of all, I would like to congratulate all winners: Donita, Pam, Fluffy Cat, Patricia Y., Elizabeth B., Diane K.,Owlish & PP!

A little bit about my vacation/holiday ... We couldn’t go back home, so we decided to get to know better our adoptive country. We visited Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston, Shannonville & Sandbanks. All beautiful places, nice hotels and restaurants, smiling people everywhere. The good weather gave us a chance to walk a lot, to visit as much as possible with a little planning. The capital, Ottawa. became our favorite place to live in Canada. I will move there tomorrow if, of course, we can find jobs. Each of the above cities, has more old buildings and history than Toronto, are cleaner and in my opinion, safer than Toronto, are closer to European cities style than, again, Toronto. If we won’t be able to move back to Europe one day, at least we have Ottawa as a back-up plan now.

I am pretty sure that the name Shannonville doesn’t tell you much, right? I give you a hint: Sue and probably Donita, know why this small town made our “must to see” list. We had to change a little bit our plans only to get there in time. I don’t know how many of you have had the chance to visit a store that carries all Sue’s dies and stamps. As soon as I saw Sue’s work in person I imagined all of the wonderful things I could make. On top of shelves are displayed cards made using Sue’s dies and stamps; one more beautiful than another. Judging by the time I spent there and the excitement he saw in my eyes, my husband was surprised and happy that I didn't buy the whole store :).It was an amazing experience and for me, the cherry on the cake of this vacation/holiday.

Two more things to add: yesterday on 6th, it was our anniversary, 23 and counting and today on 7th, it was my hubby’s b-day. The plan was to have dinner at a Romanian restaurant, but at the end hubby opted for a quiet and lovely meal at home, which he cooked for the three of us. Of course he got his gift and a beautiful card that I made special for him. We ended our b-day dinner with cake and champagne, as always.

In this note,
Be happy and healthy, dear friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so cozy and sweet! I look forward to that scene coming to pass in the very near future.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a brilliant card. Love all the detail.
YvonneMayxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a fantastic card, great as a "New Home" card or with some now around as a Christmas Card.
Wendyx

Marie said...

Good morning all.
A lovely card Sue and as Lydia Jordan and others have said, it would make a stunning Christmas card too. I am NOT an artist but I could see it in my minds eye with a nutcracker in place of the topiaries and icicles instead of leaves. Now all I have to do is to buy the window die!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. The room feels very inviting. Must look out sor the stamp.
Margaret

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a fun card love it