Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Hi there to all my blog friends and to my new follower.  Thanks so much for your great comments on my last card - and especially for the comments about my pigeon Woody!  I am pleased to see that I am not the only one who gets distracted by the wildlife in their garden.  I was in the kitchen this morning watching the birds as my porridge set like concrete - anybody need a doorstop??

Anyway - this is a card I made yesterday afternoon with one of my new Spellbinders dies.  I lurve this Fancy Lattice - it may be my favourite one (for the time being - lol).   I got the idea the night before as I was trying to get to sleep - if I can't drop off, I try to think of ideas for cards.  Nine times out of ten I end up with no ideas and no sleep - typical.  As usual, hubby took a few pics this morning and I am putting three of them on here for you to check out.

I put the middle vertical strip on foam pads to give a little bit of dimension.

I stamped with message with Coffee Archival ink and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear embossing powder.

I was quite pleased with this one, I love the browns and tans with the white - let me know what you think about it.  I have half of the piece of Fancy Lattice card left so I am thinking that I must use it up - simply because it is soooo gorgeous.
Ingredients :
6 x 6 Card
Paper from Kanban Garden Vistas A5 pad
Buttons from my Nan's button box
Spellbinders Labels 20
Spellbinders Fancy Lattice die
Sentiment stamp by LOTV
Tea Dye DI/Coffee Archival
Cosmic Shimmer Clear embossing powder
Bakers Twine
Flowers from WOC
That Special Touch of ... Mask (Dots)

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges: Just Keep On Creating, Simply Create Too, Bearly Mine and Lady Bug Crafts.
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - No 53 Fall Colours, Reds, Oranges, Browns, Yellows and Greens
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/  -  No 22 Anything Goes
http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ - No 1 - Anything Goes
I hope you like this card - if you would like to leave your comments, please feel free to do so.  I really love my blogging and must admit I am making more cards these days - just for the sheer fun of it.
Many thanks for stopping by.  Hugs to you all.


  1. This is gorgeous Sue I love it and I love that lattice die xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Susie: This is beautiful!!! I love both--but think this is my fav too--beautiful workGlad you joined in our challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  3. Hi Sue,
    fantastic card, love the colours and the lattice die makes the card so effective. A very striking design.
    My kitchen looks out on the front of my bungalow not the back garden so I don't get distracted when making my breakfast, but I am always in need of good doorstop. You haven't by any chance got any.lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening and tomorrow everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Ohh!! This is beautiful!! Gorgeous!!! Love the lattice framework!!

  5. Gorgeous card. I bought this die recently. It cuts much more easily if you have a cuttlehug (a thin metal plate) You still have to wind it through twice but much easier than paper shims.

  6. WOW! This is wonderful Sue. I love that lattice die and the way you have used it is so inspiring. The colours and layout are gorgeous.

    Hugs Sue

  7. I've just had a giggle! When I took my first glance at your card I didn't have my specs on (I need them to read) and I thought your buttons were spiders!!!! I thought you were doing an early Halloween!! I love that lattice die! It really is gorgeous. And a lovely card too. love and hugs from Christine x

  8. Wow, a fabby card Sue, Love the latticework die and the colours are just perfect! Sure we aren't sisters? I also lie and think of card making ideas if I can't get to sleep - it always makes me drop off into the land of nod, and I too never seem to come up with any earth shattering ideas. So this one you thought up whilst wide awake I guess :( Hugs, Di xx

  9. Hi Sue what a gorgeous card Ilove your new lattice die. I often think of ideas for card throughout the night as I don't always sleep well but come morning can I remember - no way!!

  10. Hi Sue, what a lovely card..I do need to get my hands on this die! Carole Z X

  11. Wow Sweetie this is gorgeous. Love this lattice work. Very effective. Fantastic layout.


  12. Oh this is just lovely Sue and that lattice die is gorgeous, what a fabulous design. Love it! Love Christine H xx

  13. Hi Sue, another stunning card, I love this lattice die, I can see so many uses for it. I too think about cards as I drop off to sleep, I also wake up in the night thinking about them too... sad or what.
    Suzie xx

  14. This is a lovely card, your lattice panel is gorgeous and great layout.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  15. Absolutely stunning card!! I adore that lattice die and want it do much. You've showed it to its best ability on this card. Very talented! Thank you for your comment on my blog. All the best. Sharon xxxx

  16. What a stunningly beautiful card, I love it.
    I also love the effect this die gives I will know I will use it lots.
    I got this die unfortunately I have had to send it back to be replaced mine did not cut.
    Eagerly awaiting the postman bringing my replacement.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  17. Beautiful card. So glad you could join us this month at LADYBUG CRAFTS.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  18. Morning sweetie, this is just AmAzInG I love it Huggles Pops x x x

  19. This is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

  20. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join
    us again.

  21. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
    Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.


Thank you so much for your comments, you make my day!
Hugs Sue Pxxx