Thursday, 12 November 2015

Inspired by Sue Wilson

Hello to everyone. Thank you for visiting and comments. Thank you for your note Hazel. Unfortunately both of those stores you mentioed do not exist in Welwyn Garden city. I will need OH or daughter take me to Stevenage or Harlow. I do try and look out for bits when I'm out and about, when I remember to! So, baskets, hearts - Patricia knows why and cheap jewellery - a tip from Debs A, to cut into and make embellishments. 
Daughter arrived home in the early hours of yesterday. We met for lunch and she got the biggest hug and kiss ever. Such a relief to see her. She couldn't praise, Thomsons, the resort staff, security enough. She and her fiance had a fabulous time and wouldn't hesitate in going again - not yet a while young lady!
Today's card has been inspired by Sue Wilson and I have her permission to show it on my blog
On Thursday 5th November she showed this video and card I had a go at something very similar on Tuesday afternoon. The only difference is I used Serif instead of alcohol inks and sprayed the card with Crafter's Companion Spray and Shine but next time I will just print it onto glossy photo paper, printed the sentiment and a different die for the pretty border. I followed Sue's technique for cutting the "Flights of Fancy" but left a 1 cm border

7x7 inch card blank
Supersmooth 250gsm white card
Red card from stash
Serif digikit - Psychedelic and a free font
Sue Wilson - Flights of fancy
Sue Wilson - New York tag - cut out 4 times
pearls from stash

Hope you like it, I was thrilled with the end result and must be one of the few times that I have made a card that wasn't a happy accident! I will definitely make this card again. Not much on the horizon until the week end apart from more crafting!


  1. Karen,,your card is stunning, I love it. Glad your daughter and fiancé are back safe. It's funny you don't have these stores as up here nearly every town has them. Yes you have to look at things differently to see what you can do with the apart from what they were designed for!!! Hazel X

  2. Karen, so glad your daughter is home safe and well.
    I love your card, and I love that Striplet Die. I have a beautiful card sitting on my Hall Sideboard, made using that very same Die!!! I am resisting temptation,I have enough Dies .... but, I really like that one!!
    Patricia xxx

  3. Hi Karen this is a stunning card I have that die and haven't used it yet there have been so many Christmas cards to make. It must have been such a relief to see your daughter. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Hello Karen,
    I'm so sorry that I've been missing for a few days, I've just been so busy. Your card today is really beautiful.
    Great news about your daughter getting home.
    Maureen xx

  5. Hi Karen, Beautiful card and the background is lovely !
    Hope your girl is doing alright. Take care,
    Maria xx

  6. Hi Karen,
    what a super card, and lovely bright colour panel too.
    So glad your daughter is home safely.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Nice bright cheery card Karen for this dull morning. Glad your daughter is home safe and sound just hope none of the crafting family have family in Paris at present really don't understand the minds of some people. Have a lovely weekend best wishes Jackie x

  8. Good to hear you got a hug from your daughter and that Thomson looked after so well.
    This is a beautiful card, I love the background it really pops with the white butterflies and the striplet die.

    Hugs Erika. x

  9. Hi Karen
    Gorgeous interpretation of Sue's card. The colours in the panel are lovely and vibrant.
    I bet you nearly squished Charlotte with your hug!
    Ang x