Monday, 12 June 2017

Happy Birthday To You

 Hello there my crafty friends!  Here's a birthday card for my fellow June born out there.  I really like this one as it shows off the different ways you can use the Hobnail Vase.  I selected a piece of coconut white card and stamped my sentiment in black in the upper corner.  It is from one of Phil Martins stamps sets, it is big and bold and really makes a statement.  Next I cut the Hobnail Vase a couple of times out of white card.  It is supposed to look like milk glass, but you can do it in any colour you like.  I cut the vase to look like it was in three different configurations, one full size, the one half size and one very small one in more of a pot size than a vase.  I filled the large vase with the Lily of the Valley flowers, cut in green as the base, then I cut them again in white and just glued the flowers over the top of the base and arranged them in the vase.  I used the Spring Daffodil die for the middle vase and used the 3D trumpets on them.  On the small pot in front I arranged the leaves from the Sweet William die to look like a houseplant.  I staggered the vases with mounting foam for dimension.  One and custard card mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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107 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, really nice.
Crewe Trish, very hard for you cleaning out your brothers flat, Tony will be so proud of you, he will live in your heart now.
Elaine, your hair sounds beautiful, what good men you have to notice and comment, glad you like it too.
June, hope you are feeling better now after some rest.
Diane. Your poor fingers, they must be so sore. Don't even attempt to do housework, they will get caught on everything.
Maureen, I can imagine the excitement in Killen Towers when you saw your name, enjoy your prize honey.
Alison, if you could teach me to swim that really would be the pinnacle of your career. It is the one thing I've always wanted to do but have never mastered it, although I do have a 25 metre certificate but still can't do it. Good luck with your training, hope you reach your goal. Enjoy Scitland, hope it stays fine for you.
Have a lovely day all.
Hugs to all, missing and poorly friends especially.

Pam said...

Oops meant Scotland.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A lovely card today.It shows your beautiful dies so well.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, This card could have been made for me.
I love the Lily of the valley flowers and I was brought up in Wales,
and it is my very big birthday next week lol.
Sue I shall be on holiday next week so may be unable to comment.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW I love this card. Its right up my street. Its so clean and fresh. I have this Hobnail Vase die along with your Queen Anne Lace and the daffodils they are all gorgeous. This would make a fantastic Mothers Day card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Marion S x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi lovely. How sweet and caring are you, if I was a June birthday buddy that would have made me feel so special.
I really must own this vase and these flowers dies, maybe if I talk about them again today, I may have a lovely surprise on our June anniversary lol. Time for blame again Sue lol. The thing is you have given us so many beautiful floral elements I could make lots of CAS cards with just the vase, but extra flowers are always so nice, for once I can see in my minds eye the kind of cards id like to make with these dies, if I can make cards as beautiful as this then ill be one happy person. Thank you for starting my week with a lovely sample.
Sending love n hugs your way xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
I love this card too, it's beautiful. x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful summery floral card, love how you have used the vase die. Have a good day all. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful clean and fresh card today, love it.
Have a lovely holiday Kitty.
Hugs
Muriel x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Gorgeous floral card today, I saw the lily of the valley die at Ally Pally and loved it but must have missed the vases, so cute!

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, Lilli of the valley are so pretty xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

hollyberry said...

A definite WOW card today.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the Hobnail Vase! It's at the top of my wish list! Beautiful card!

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, such a lovely card to start the week.Lily of the valley were my mother's favourite flower and I have a piece of them now in my garden. The vase die is one which I must add to my ever lengthening list. Hugs xx P Austen

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the dimension. The flowers are gorgeous and I fully intend to try making the daffodils when my hands start to co-operate again.
Pam, will be thinking of you and your family today. Crewe Trish, a difficult task but you've got through it, just take each day as it happens. Diane, ouch!!! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The lily of the valley are especially lovely.
B xx

Debra K. said...

Really sweet card! Love the different size vases containing the different flowers and foliage. Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a gorgeous and I mean gorgeous card today, I loved these dies when you brought them out and they were the first ones I purchased, you have given me such inspiration and for this I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Pam, I reiterate all you have said above. Also I am sending special hugs as this will be a sad day for you and your family, I know the twins will stand proud today when they say goodbye to their granddad. I will be holding your hand from a distance.

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

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab flowers and I love the vases.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a beautiful card this morning Such detail in the flowers and the vase look wonderful. Sending crafty hugs around this morning.... Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful fresh looking card with lovely texture to the vases. Love the Lily of the Valley die.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. A clever way to use the vase die. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue. Thank you for the idea of cutting the vase down. Sometimes you don't see what's in front of you until someone points it out.
Annette x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
I love everything about this card.
Catherine V94 xx

Liz said...

Oh WOW, what a fabulous card! I love the design. xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, one that could be used for many occasions.

Michele

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card and wouldn't have thought of cutting the vase down! I don't own this vase die but do have your other one and after seeing how versatile this one is, guess what's been added to my list? Lol! Your flower dies are nearly always at the top of my list on every new launch because you can never have too many flower dies. I have a couple of daffodil dies but in my opinion yours are the best, they look so realistic and are very easy to make.
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

I love this card, so elegant. Lily of the valley reminds me of my favourite Auntie, it was her favourite flower of Spring and whenever I see it I think of her and smile. So thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, I just LOVE today's card, cutting down the Vase down is a brilliant idea.
I have not been commenting recently, we have been off on holiday,
Pam as always, I echo your fantastic Summary.
Have a great day everyone
Patricia xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. I was lucky enough to win your Lily of the Valley due in your launch. It reminds me of Spring and was my Mothers favourite flower.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, Thinking of you and your family, will not be easy for the twins but their Grandad would be very proud of them. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a wonderful card which can be made for many different reasons. Love the freshness of it and the way you have used the vase die. Just brilliant. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Really like this card, Sue, looks so 'quirky' - not at all like a usual group of flowers. Very striking.
Echoing Pam again - and hoping today not too harrowing for the boys and indeed all the family.
Saba, Yeti being Yeti - have a pinpricked knee from a mild attack! Yes, Llandysul very familiar - esp Buon Appetito! Only one bank there now after the previous big four - sign of the times.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I just love these Vase Dies and still not in my stash!
Love the Lily of the Valley flowers too!
Love Marg

SueJ said...

This is a wonderful card Sue, just love it.
The more I see the vase I appreciate it's versatility.

Jan Sayer said...

A pretty card. All the flowers look so realistic.
Jan
Northampton

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card & thank you as I am a June Birthday buddy. I don't have the vase dies yet but will need to get them. The lily of the valley flowers are so real looking. Yvonne xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Very pretty card. Just love the vases and the realistic plants.
Love Val in Spain xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a really gorgeous card today I have these dies and with this inspiration i will be making a lot a cards using them to.

Pam hope all goes well today for you will be thinking of you and the twins sending big hugs and love to support you all.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all
love Sharon
xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
a very nice card ,loving the Lilly of the valley flowers.

Pam i will be thinking of you all today ,such a hard day to get through.xxx

Diane i hope the fingers are getting better xx

Hope you had a good Holiday Patricia ,we have missed you .xx

Lynn and Theresa i wish i could put up a picture { i just cant do it on my old lappy , we tried not so long ago as i wanted to sell some goodies on E/bay , i will ask Darren to have another try when he comes over for supper } hope you both have a good day xx

Crewe Trish my thoughts are with you and your family , big hugs xxx

Pat yes it game me a huge lift ,it really did ,,,take care xx

Sending big hugs to all
Elaine H X

karenlotty said...

Terrific card and really demonstrates how versatile the hobnail vase is It reminds me of the china my grandmother had on display One of which sits on my kitchen window sill

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely gorgeous card so much to look at, great detail

ethansnanna said...



This is a lovely card, anyone getting it would
be blown away!!

Hugs to Pam and all your family today,



Doreen x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is the perfect card to showcase how vesatile the Hobnail Vase is and also that no crafter can have too many different floral dies...and I just adore the Lily of the Valley, it's so elegant...

Izzy

Diane King said...

Great use of the vase die. So original. Lovely x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card,love your ideas,
Best wishes
Karen M

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely, lovely card.
Doreen R

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is beautiful as I'm one of your june buddies I'm over the moon. I think the vase is lovely never would have thought of cutting it down brill!!!!
Thank you june horrocks born June 1st on my dads birthday xxxxxxx lol

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. A very pretty card today. Love the way you have cut the car down.
Pam thinking of you and your grandchildren today, special hugs to you
Crew Trish and Elaine and families thinking of you all also and sending special hugs.
Diane hope your poorly fingers are feeling a bit better today. As long as you can hold a glass of wine your ok !!! Lol!!!
Have a good day everyone
Xxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning,Sue
Gorgeous card!
What a great idea to cut the Hobnail Vase down, just shows how versatile your dies are.
Your flowers all look so good however the Lily if the Valley is one of my favourites..
Have a good week.
Lesley S x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card very pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely, cheerful card. Thank you for showing us the three different ways we can use the vase. Brilliant, also the alternative use for the Sweet Williams leaves.
Hugs, Rose

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Her Fabulous Band of Happy Crafters,

Glorious card! Love those little white bells. I see that you put a leaf behind them so they show up.

Patricia's back!

Maureen Killen, I'm so embarrassed! I must have known a Wendy Killeen once, and my subconscious keeps trying to call you that. Thank you for making light of it.

So, Kitty, by very big birthday, do you mean you are finally 21? 30? 50? Remember, friends and cake and are consolation for the years piling up. When I turned 60, my stamping friends gave me 60 presents, although they counted every part of a set as a separate present. Like, an alphabet set would count as 26. My chance for payback is coming in October, when another of us turns 60.

Love the Cosmic Swimmers as the synchronized swim team name.

My father's dad was the first person I had known who died. I must have been 14 or so. I don't remember anything about the funeral, but the stories I heard about him when everyone went back to his and Grandma's house really gave me an appreciation for the funeral process and gave me insights into his character. For example, a family with 15 children lived just up the hill from them, and people said when the family's heater quit and the family was too broke to even feed the kids, Grandpa bought the nozzle to fix it and delivered it with bread. Doesn't seem like much, but It showed a different side of him than I had known. Also, people laughed a lot in telling the stories, and we met distant cousins we hadn't known about. I hope, Pam, that you can help them understand what is happening and what they're supposed to do.

Best to all,

Love,
Donita


Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great card and it really shows off the Vase, and the flowers are just beautiful.
Wendyx

Tressa said...

A very different card and a lovely one too boot. Anyone with a birthday would be more than pleased to receive this.

Teresa

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous!
Just love your flower dies :))

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today, the variation in vase size is brilliant and the lily of the valley die is so useful.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card.
x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love todays card, brilliant idea cutting down the vase die, it makes a lovely arrangement
Pam, thinking of you today, hope it all goes well (((())))
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Stunning card just love the detailing in the plants x

Pam and crew trish thinking of u xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love how you have changed the size of the vase, so pretty.
Lydia
X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and it made me get the Lily of the Valley dies at launch even though I kept telling myself that I didn't need any more flowers lol. The Hobnail Vase is still on my list and I hope it gets to the top soon.

Off to the dentist shortly for fillings. I hope everyone else has a better day!

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and I love the vases with the beautiful daffodils and lily of the valley.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love what you have done with the Hobnail Vase die. Great card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

STELLA MUNN said...

Wow! Love this. Definitely one I'm going to try. Thanks Sue x

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

This is one of my all time favourite cards and I so love the hobnail vase die

June x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Where Does One Begin, Today's Card Is Just An Elegant, Exquisite, Stupendous, Card
Using Only One Main Cutting Die, (The Hobnail Vase) Then There Is The Outstanding Scrumptious Flowers
That Are Always A Winner.......
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Custard/Green Foundation Card"
"Phill Martin Sentiment Stamp Set "Happy Birthday To You" (Excellent Font)
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Hobnail Vase Die Set From The Finishing Touches Range"
"Sue Wilson Lily Of The Valley Flowers Die Set From The Finishing Touches Range"
"Sue Wilson Spring Daffodils Die Set From The Finishing Touches Range"
"Sue Wilson Sweet Williams Die Set From The Finishing Touches Range"
Today's Card Is A Masterpiece, I Love Simply Everything About It, It's Extremely Pleasing On Ones Eyes
Also Any Recipient Would Just Love To Receive Such An Outstanding Card.
Sue, You Cut A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" To The Size You Required, You Then Stamped Your Sentiment
From "Phill Martins Stamp Range" "Happy Birthday To You" (Luxurious Font)
Then You Cut Out The "Hobnail Vase" Out Of "Coconut White Card" Cutting It Out Three Times, One Of "The Hobnail Vases"
You Left As Full Size, The Second You Removed The Top Of "The Hobnail Vase" To Make It Shorter.
The Third "Hobnail Vase" You Removed The Top Also The Base To Create A Small Plant Pot,
(Transforming Your Die Once Again)
You Filled The Largest "Hobnail Vase" With Extremely Beautiful "Lily Of The Valley Flowers" (Just Exquisite) Cutting Them
Out Of "Green Card" Then Cutting Once Again In "Coconut White Card" Glueing Just The White Flowers Into Place
Then Arranging Them In Your "Hobnail Vase". The Second "Hobnail Vase" You Used "The Spring Daffodils Die Set"
Cutting The Stems In "Green Card" Also The Exceptional Trumpets Out Of The "Custard Card"
The Small "Hobnail Vase" You Arranged The Leaves From "The Sweet William Die Set" To Create The Look
Of A Houseplant Such An "Ingenious Idea" Sue, You Staggered Your "Hobnail Vases" On Your Card By Adding "Mounting Foam"
For Dimension, Adding This To A "Coconut White Card" With Your "Famous Signature Piercing"
Then You Added This To A Mat/Layer Of "Coconut White/Custard Card. Today's Card Is Just Tremendous
Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card Also For Your Daily Inspiration I For One Truly
Appreciate Everything You Do, Thank You For This Awesome Blog That Your Willing To Share Your Tips/Techniques With Us.....
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx
**Kitty Davies** Have A Superb Holiday.


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love everything about today's card. It has one of my favourite flowers (Lily of the Valley) the other being Hollyhocks. I think you could call them the Little and Large of the Flower World!! Daffodils are the cheerful flowers of spring, and I thought the small leaves in the smallest vase were cacti. So clever. Mam would have loved this card too - her birthday was the 4th June 1906 so you have a long way to catch up to her!!
Pam, thinking and praying for all the family on this very difficult day. I hope the twins don't get too upset. I also hope your chest and breathing are o.k.
Saba, I wouldn't call Myra Tinker Bell, I'd just call her a Tinker - and often have.
Donita, don't worry. I don't mind whatever anyone calls me - except George when he runs through his sisters' names and then says Mam and he means his mother!!! I know I'm looking older but p l e a s e!!!! When I was 60 some of my presents included a Rainmate (one of those old lady, plastic, pleated, hair covers in case of rain), a bus pass holder and the biggest pair of knickers known to man. They came from people who used to be my friends ha ha.
Elaine, hope everyone is doing well today, and that the neighbours have recovered from the sight of a glamour puss in their midst.
Patricia, welcome back - I had no idea you were away ha ha.
Fluffycat, hope the visit to the dentist is over in double quick time.
Rosemary, Diane doesn't drink wine - from a glass, she just uses the bottle ha ha. (That's not really true - she uses a pint glass - ooh I'm in trouble now.)
Alimecca, when will you start putting us through our paces and training us? Have a good time in Scotland, are you passing through Newcastle?
Yvone, hope the wrinklies are having a good time and you are perking up.
Laine - miss you.
May I borrow Pam's words and say hugs to all missing and poorly friends, she says it so well.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this card....every time you use the "milk" glass die, it brings back such wonderful memories for me growing up. My Mom had quite a collection and I was tasked with dusting/cleaning it. It was always displayed in our home.

Great card, as always.

Jan D., FL, USA

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue well who but you would have thought to cut down the vases to make such a pretty combination and focal point on the card! Looks great love from Jackie xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. The flowers are so pretty. It is brilliant how you have used the vase die. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card.
Rosemary xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This beautiful card brings back so many childhood memories my granny used to have Lily of the valley along her path and the smell was wonderful.I am looking forward to the shows tonight.
Pam a difficult tiring day today take care.Special hugs to everyone

Theresa Pace said...

a CAS feel to this card. it works. lily of the valley looks fab, hugs xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love the spring flowers and grow daffodils and Lily of the valley in my garden, beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely spring flowers card today clever usage of the vase die.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing vases and flowers!!! Fab card!

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card with beautiful vase and flowers, hugs Johanna

Jan.moogie said...

Oh WOW this is awesome Sue, love it. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Spring flowers card and those vases are just so good
Joy Xx

sued99 said...

What a pretty card. X

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CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. The Lily of the Valley are my favorite flowers.So delicate, elegant and the smell is divine.Thank you for showing us again how incredible versatile is the Hobnail Vase die.
I have not been commenting for the last few days; we don’t have internet connection at home. Hopefully they will fix it today.
Congratulations to all 4 lucky winners.

Pam - Thinking of you and your family today.It is a difficult day specially for the twins. Sending hugs for all of you.
Elaine – Sorry that Andrew's results were not what you had hoped for but I admire Andrew’s positive attitude. The words you wrote are beautiful and touching! Sending you all big hugs. On the bright side your hair sounds beautiful.
June – Sorry for your loss. Hope you feel better today.
Rosemary-I am glad crafting helps.
Crewe Trish - A difficult task but you've got through it. Hugs for you and your mom.
Donita – Did you check Michaels for Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Paper? Or Amazon (they have different brands)? Or Ecsatsy Craft store (Sticky-Back Sheets A4)?
Sam, Patricia – Welcome back

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I think this card has a clean fresh look. It shows a great way to use the dies. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card again today, the flowers are so pretty, lily of the valley is one of my favourite flowers, it grew in our garden when I was little and had it in my wedding bouquet. Love how the vases have been charged tolook so different, I've got a vase like this in my cupboard that belonged to my gran so a special card for me. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Thank you for your concern over my fingers, they are still sore today but are throbbing less. I've been forgetting and going to do things today but the pain catches me and stops me so I'm trying to be good. Don't worry Rosemary I can hold a wine glass in my left hand quite easily😀. Don't believe a word Maureen says, a pint glass detracts the delicate flavour. Myra and Saba will tell you I use a straw in the bottle instead, it's all lies !!
Pam I've been thinking of you all today, I hope the funeral went as well as it could and the twins coped ok. Donita I've often found interesting things out about people at their funerals and it makes you want to spend another hour with them to find out more. Xxx
Elaine how lovely for ou to feel so glamorous, you deserve a pamper session after the time you've had lately. Xxx
Alison have a lovely time in Scotland xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

great design gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love what you've done with the vase die to get three different containers for your lovely flowers
Pam thinking of you and your family today and sending caring hugs, echoing your lovely comments
Welcome back Sam and Patricia hope you enjoyed your holidays
Alison and Kitty enjoy your holidays
Sending hugs to all our missing friends including Norah, Laine and Wheelybad

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today.

Barbara V

liz spooner said...

I really like this card Sue, it is stunning.xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card today. I still can't believe how realistic the vases look.

Lisbeth

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely card the vases all look lovely such a good idea to cut into them and make them different sizes Like many others Lily of the Valley is one of my favourite flowers too.
Pam thinking of you and your family today hope the twins coped with the event
Sending good wishes to all especially poorly and missing friends

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Your Lilly of the Valley are such beautiful little flowers they so good in thie hobnail vase.
Thank you for sharing, Brenda xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A truly pretty card today - with an ingenious use of the Hobnail Vase Die! How clever . I , like many others love Lily of the Valley and yours is very realistic. I don't have any of today's Dies but they are all lovely .
I've just watched Julia and she did a very good job of explaining how versatile your Dies are. She used the Indian Ocean Dies to demonstrate this. It was most informative.
Pam - I do hope all went well today and that the twins weren't too upset. I've been thinking of you today.
Diane - I wonder why you picked on Saba and me? Yes ladies, a bottle and a straw and Diane will manage just fine! Look after your poorly hand! Ooh and ahh a lot !!
Alison - say Hello to Scotland for me! I hope the weather is kind to you! I'd give Newcastle a wide berth if I were you!!
I've been to After School Club today so I'm not as bright as I might be!
This Tinker ain't ringing a bell tonight!
I will bid you all a very good night! Missing ones - we really do miss you!
Love Myra xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Oh Sue what a beautiful card that inspiration of your always surprises me How Do You Do It ?
Pam. I hope you all managed to get through today such a sad day for the twins and indeed you all but the twins have you and I know you will have the right words to ease their pain
Elaine don't worry about the pic if you manage it if will be nice but if you don't we can all picture you in our minds eye because you are
A beautiful caring individual and a loving Mother With a wonderful new hair doo. Lol
Maureen you make me laugh Hugs x
Hugs to all that may need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, love this idea.
Pam, hope today hasn't been too horrendous. As for the swimming - I'm not sure I'd be much good as I can't even teach myself!!
Maureen, we had to do synchronised swimming as part of our course ( just 3 sessions thank goodness) . I nearly drowned as I tried breathing in underwater! Not a good idea! My swimming lecturer went ballistic with me - no sympathy shone whatsoever! Never did like her! So considering that I think I'd better stay clear of the synchro team otherwise poor Sue might be a few followers short!
Thanks for all the good holiday wishes. Maureen we didn't go up through Newcastle - we went across to Penrith and up the M6. We've come up to Lossiemouth on the Moray Firth and it was a long drive - about 7 hours. Stopped at the Osprey Viewing station at Boat of Garten but no sign of the birds. Highlight has been watching a pod of Minky Whales tonight - fabulous!
Love and hugs Alison xxx

Myra said...

PS! I got the Ocean Die Set name wrong!! Sorry!
Alison enjoy your holiday! Sounds lovely so far!
Love Myra x

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I have to admit I've taken a bit of convincing but you've finally done it, I love what you have done today with the Hobnail vase and it's going onto my wish list. Mind you having watched Julia today there are quite a few joining it. I can't understand how I didn't fall in love with the Indonesian background first time round, and the Bali, and the Sumatra and the other one who's name fails me! I think it's Java but then again that's a computer language so maybe not. Then of course there's the matching border and corners, I need that too. Beans on toast this week for us I think!, looking forward to seeing the rest of the shows tomorrow.
Pam been thinking of you and your family today, hope the twins were alright.
Diane, I have photographic evidence, I think you were swigging directly from the bottle!
Carmen hope you get your internet sorted soon.
Frances, hope the dentist was gentle, ouch!
Elaine, I do hope Darrell can get a photo sorted out, I'm dying to see the new you. I'm just soooo nosy!!
P- I suppose a few scratches just means he loves you, it's when he takes your leg off you'll need to worry.
Myra have you been on that white stuff again, honestly, you're as bad as Diane.
Love and hugs for all
Saba
It is its Java, I'm certain, I think!!!

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Your lily of the Valley look so realistic.
Congratulations to your weekend winners. Xx

Littlelamb said...

Another beautiful card with the Hobnail vase Sue. Thank you so much for sharing this. Got the vase so just need to get the flowers now or improvise with others, hope everything went well today Pam. Echoing your comments.

Latenight Sandy H said...

Pretty card. Love the look of the Lily of the Valley and Hobnail Vase dies though they are still on my wish list at the moment.
Take care everyone.

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is amazing!!! I love the lily of the valley in the vases. I am seeing the need for more dies with every card. LOL

Vie Carter said...

Just a fab card, love the vases and flower dies

Vie
x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i really love these vases and the pretty lily of the valley flowers.
Such a wonderful and beautiful card and set of dies.