Friday, 7 July 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers!  Isn't this one just a perfect card for a friend with a summer birthday?  I started by cutting the Message in a bottle die set bottle aperture in the centre of a piece of coconut white card. I used the matching bottle treat cup shape and added some sand, seashells and one of those cocktail umbrellas and sealed it up by gluing a piece of acetate to the back and allowing it to dry overnight.    I hand cut the shape and sponged some clouds on to another piece of white card, inserted the treat cup through the aperture and covered with the cloudy background piece, taking everything in place.  Using the Hibiscus die set, I cut several flowers and added two larger ones to the bottom of the card and used two smaller ones for the top by the sentiment.  I die cut the shape on the Message in a Bottle die in blue and glued it around the shape on thee top of the card.  Using the Flip Flops, I made a pair of the larger ones out of yellow and pink card and added them to the bottom of the card.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6"  x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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108 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, love your holiday themed cards.
We have a bright morning this morning, hope that the rain has gone, enough is more than enough, hapoy Friday everyone.
Carol, hope your brother in law recovers soon, it is hard to look after them when they live so far away.
Karen, what a nasty shock for you, Im not surprised you were frightened. Hope hubby is recovering now, will they do the treatment again soon.
Elaine, I'm glad I made you laugh, John knows exactly what I mean. Hope all is well with Andrew and that your SIL is recovering well.
Norah, your posts are a joy to read, you could be a storyteller in a primary school, you would have the children enthralled. Hugs to you lovely lady.
Rang surgery yesterday but no letter from hospital yet, early days I think.
Carmen, hope the Kid is doing well and enjoying being back at work.
Laine and Yvonne, hope you are both starting to feel better, we miss you.
Tracey, you are right of course, youngish age can too have its problems as you well know. I hope you are feeling okay these days.
Hugs to all. Thinking of our missing and poorly friends and their families who care for them.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is very different, I love it. The little shoes and lovely flowers really set off the bottle.
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely fun card,anyone would be so happy to it.
Take care and have a good weekend, Kitty.
It is carnival weekend here lets hope the sun keeps shinning.

Diane King said...

Such a fun card for summer. Xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today, I love the little flip flops, I think they look so cute on here.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, I id look through yesterdays comments this morning, some made me really laugh especially about old age..... ouch.....yes it catches up to all of us, and about the little grandson who loves fruit and nanny's special kisses, it is true they always make you feel better.

It is very hot already here in Kent, been up since 4:00am as could not sleep, the sun is really shinning through into my craft room but once it goes over head it becomes quite cool in here so it is great for crafting in. I have got my ironing to do but that can wait, it is too hot.

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue and happy Friday. I think anyone that's heading for a special holiday or a special occasion would absolutely adore this, I think it would bring laughter and whoops of delight, it certainly would be a first for them that's a fact. These dies, the whole collection are so much fun, unfortunately I don't own any yet (on the very long list) and I've tried to pick and choose carefully which dies would be useful to show on my market cards but a difficult choice to make. Today's sample is a cute reminder of our long awaited holidays abroad which have now turned into stay-cations but what the heck, it's always hit and miss with our ridiculous weather but at least the beaches are pretty (even from inside a car) ! Lol.
Thank you for a happy sample and making me smile. Love n hugs xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Oh what a happy card Sue, I love the idea of putting a message in a bottle or even a ship, the mind boggles. Love the card so thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

hollyberry said...

Amazing card for all things summer.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is such a fun card. I do love those Flip Flops. They would be perfect on a card for my sister as she is always in her Berkies. Hope you know what brand i am talking about or you will think that i have lost some of my grey cells lol. Hope you have a great weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really lovely and fun card, love everything about it. Have a great day all. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely, cheerful card to brighten up our day. Love the flip-flops but know that my fingers just wouldn't manage to make them.
I'm just going to echo Pam's comments this morning. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the bottle and flip flops! Fun card!

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what an adorable card and such fun. It would make anyone receiving it feel happy.

Barbara V

Karen Drew said...

A really fun card today. Perfect for a summer birthday
Luv
Karen xx

Debra K. said...

What a fun card! Love the umbrella inside the shaker bottle :). Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a wonderful card, it immediately conjured up images of tropical beaches in my mind! X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely fun card.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

Another fun card that will always bring a smile to your face. Love the flip flops. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely fun card,the flip flops are so cute.Perfect for anyone with a summer birthday.
Janx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all . Such fun card this morning . You do come up with some wonderful ideas. I do think the flip flops are so cute and fun. Great idea with the sand and sea shells.Crafty hugs all round . Wendy

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a perfect Birthday card for those summer birthdays or change the sentiment and it would be fantastic for any occasion. The detail that you have put into your dies is fabulous. I would love to find a bottle like that washed up on the beach somewhere.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous summery card. I love the cute flip flops and flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous, summertime fun card.

Michele

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
A lovely fun card today. The flip flops are so cute.
Karen a nasty shock for you ,hope hubby is feeling better today.sending love and hugs
Elaine hope you and Andrew are ok.sending love and hugs
Crewe Trish thinking of you..Sending g live and hugs
Donita. .love and hugs to you also.
Have my sister down for the weekend. Txt me at 5.30 to say she was just leaving, better get up !!!
Love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely card reminds me of the fun we had when young waiting to fine a message in a bottlewhen on the beach .
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

Sue, a perfect card for what promises to be another lovely day here, though we could do with some of Pam's rain.
Finally managed to 'entrap' our two Glamorgan (not the friendliest breed) rescued sheep - Rammy and Mama - for shearing with the help of 7 neighbours yesterday, including 4 nimble teenagers. Never had a problem before but they really didn't want to know this year, and it's a big field. Usually they just walk into the containment area for some yummy ewe nuts and we pull the gate shut with rope. Neither guile nor bribery worked. So it's quite a relief for them - and us!! Also feet trimmed, wormed and fly treated now. Met a shepherd with a 'dodgy' working collie at the vets and she was on standby if all else failed.
Pam - nice words again and echoing.
Hugs for all, esp Laine and PP.

'P' in Wales

'P' in Wales

P Austen said...

What a happy card you have given us today. Reminds me of when my sisters and I put a message in a bottle and threw it into the sea at SEaton Carew in the hope that someone would find it. But alas, nothing so far. I love those dainty flip flops and the teeny tiny shells. Fabulous! Hugs xx P Austen

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card, the hibiscus and flip flops are fabulous and your shaker bottle is too. Can't wait to be back in summer mode again, less than a month and heading to New York and Southern California so escaping the last of winter here. Getting so excited. Will be looking up craft shops/ shows around NYC and LA for while there. Cannot go cold turkey for a whole month!!!! Hopefully internet is sorted so that I can keep up with the blog !!!
Hugs
Muriel x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the bottle.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning holiday theme card today. The flowers & flip flops are so realistic.Yvonne xx

Suemac said...

A great fun card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card, brings back memories of Mexico well the good ones any way. Love the flip flops.

Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a brilliant card. The sort of card to bring a smile to anyone's face. You have such a fantastic imagination Sue. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
what a lovely card esp for those who love holidays! x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a cute summer birthday card - and I think we're all in love with those flip-flops!

P in Wales - what do you do with their fleeces?...sell them?

Izzy

Owlish said...
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Clare Powell said...

Such a fun card, the little cocktail umbrella in the bottle is such a good idea x

ethansnanna said...


Another happy card, really makes you thin
of summer gone by,




Doreen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue another fantastic card, I am really enjoying your holiday themed cards, they are so much fun and so different.
Wendyx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
oops spelling went wrong
What a lovely summer card those flip flops are very effective
JOY Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a happy card, just makes you want to relax and let your mind drift away.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anne said...

What a fun card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous summery card today, just right for this glorious sunshine we are having again ( sorry ladies and gents further up the country). The sand and sea shell mix in the bottle works a treat, I just adore those little seashells, you must have had such fun finding them on the beach. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, you always sum it up so well. Xxx
P in Wales I had to laugh at your antics, sorry. Sheep are so funny aren't they, you can almost see what they are thinking! Xxx
Tracey been thinking about you, hope you are doing ok, I know it's coming up to a difficult time for you so sending hugs xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Crafties,

Now you're making cards do cinema! Capturing the ocean, beach and sky in the bottle is so magical. I can hear the seagulls and I think the wind is picking up.

Happy weekend everybody.

Love,
Donita

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely fun happy card,love the holiday theme & the flip flops are great,
Hubby ok just waiting for the next stage,he's taking it very slowly which is very hard for him as he's a get up & go man.
Thank you for your kind thoughts,it's good to talk.
P in Wales love the thought of chasing sheep made me chuckle,
Best wishes
Karen M

nattyboots said...

A very lovely card Sue , i especially like the flip flops .

Just popping in to wish you all a lovely day , i am off to stay with my SIL in 10 mins so must keep it short .

Pam thank you for the update ,i will echo you again today .
Take care everyone
hugs to all who are in need of one .
Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fun card

stitchingranny said...

A fun card today and what sweet little flip flops, they look quite real.

Hugs
Helen xx

Rose in Chester said...

What a fun card, Sue. And wouldn't it be nice if we could buy weather in a bottle..................
Love them flip flops and those hibiscus flowers.............
Hugs, Rose

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great card Sue and you've given me a great idea for a male friend who's birthday is coming up. I'll ditch the flowers and have a chair and seagulls instead. I think he'll love it.
Thoughts and prayers to all who need them.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh you are making us all think of warm sunny holidays
Lovely card Sue
I will again echo Pam and her perfect comments
Hugs to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, nice sunny card for a beautiful sunny day!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

A really fun card, just right for our current spell of hot weather!
Rosemary xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great fun card.
Lydia
X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a really great card !! I love the shaker cards, and this message in a bottle is fantastic, the sand and tiny shells and parasol look so cute, and the hibiscus flowers are so pretty and the flip flops look so authentic, a really fun card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous do love shaker cards and this is such a fun card with the little cocktail umbrella inside. The hibiscus flowers are really lovely too.
Pam echoing your lovely comments again today.
special hugs to Tracy who needs them today

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card . love Jean Z xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Now that's a cute card! xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Brilliant card - so cute!
Doreen R

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Fab card. I love how uve done the bottle and the wee flip flops are so cute x

Pam. I'm doing ok thanks for asking. Today is actually my dads first anniversary of him passing so I'm struggling today. Then a few months till my mammogram hopefully it'll be two years clear!! Always in the back of the mind tho.

Love to everyone x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Love your card today, so cute!
Gives me a real summer feeling :))

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely fun summer card. x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this quirky card that is so evocative of sunny days (we certainly have not got one of those today) and it brings back memories of childhood seaside holidays. I don't have any of the dies from this range but I would love to try the flip-flops cut in funky foam just to see if they look as I imagine they would. The miniscule seashells get me every time.

'P' - I now have a vision of you running around a field wielding a pair of shears. Perhaps you should have unleashed Yeti to round them up lol.

Tracy - thinking of you and your sister today, we know first anniversaries are always the hardest.

Frances


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this fantastic card today. The dies works so well together, you'd think that you'd planned it!!!
Pam, old age sucks but so does the alternative. I just thank the Lord when I wake up. Good luck with the inhaler.
'P' ha ha, love the sheep tale. My father always said that sheep were the most stupid of all animals!
Tracy, thinking of you today.
Elaine, enjoy your stay with SIL.
Love to all, missing or here.
Maureen xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Just love this cute card just right for the Summer

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

SueJ said...

Love these fun cards, refreshingly different.
The flip flops look real.

ursula said...

A card apt for many a summer occasion, so pretty...that sentiment die is so great....thanks Sue.....luv Ursula xx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue I know the very person who would love this one my beautiful daughter in law sam Aug 6th perfect
Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue Lovely card today. I made this recently and my cousin wrote a message for her partner in the bottle and then we sealed it. Don't know if it will see the light of day. Arlyn

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a cute card, suitable for all ages. Those flowers are the perfect finishing touch.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous, cheerful card. I was going to say to match the weather today but, having just looked out of the window, there are some ominous very black clouds approaching! I was hoping for at least one day without rain, to dry everything out and to get my sister's grass cut as she's coming home today!
Tracey, thinking of you, the first one is always the hardest xxx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab summer birthday card. I love it especially the flip flops and the flowers.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today. Especially love the flip flops.

Vie Carter said...

Fab summer birthday card, love it#

Vie
x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
"Well You've Done It Once Again" I've Got The Fabulous "Tropical Collection" But Not
"The Flip Flops" So I've Gone An Ordered This Wonderful Set Of Dies Before I Placed My Comment
As I've Quite A Few Birthday Cards To Make For People In "Mauritius" As Long As
I Change Each/Everyone, I'm Not Too Sure Whether You Have Shown Your Terrific "Video Tutorial"
On Your Blog Using This Impressive Die Set But On There Inside The Bottle You Add A Message
Which The Video Is On YouTube.
!!!Quite A Funny Story While On Holiday One Year I Decided To Bring A Few Small Shells 🐚 Home With Me
I Brought Them Back To Our Sunbeds, Then A Little Later To My Surprise They Were Walking Away, They Had
Hermit Crabs Inside. Lol!!!
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Blue Dusk Foundation Card" (Plus Pink/Yellow Card)
"Creative Expression Acetate"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam" (You Don't Mention This But You Use On All Your Cards Also Around Your Apertures)
"Creative Expression Bottle Treat Cup"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Message In A Bottle Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Hibiscus Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Flip Flop Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Birthday Wishes Die Set"
Sue, You Started Today's Beautiful Card By Cutting Out "The Message In The Bottle" To Create An Aperture
In The Centre Of Your "Coconut White Card" You Then Used "The Matching Bottle Treat Cup Shape"
Adding Sand/Small Sea Shells Plus One Of Those Cocktails Umbrellas, You Sealed it By Glueing A Piece
Of "Acetate" To The Back Then You Allowed To Dry Overnight, You Hand Cut The Shape Of Clouds
Then Using Another Piece Of "Coconut White Card" You Sponged Cloud Forms Onto The Card.
You Inserted "The Bottle Treat Cup" Through The Aperture Covering the Background With The Cloudy
Background Piece Of Card You Had Created, You Taped Everything Into Place Adding "Mounting Foam"
To The Back Plus All Around Your Aperture, Then Using "The Hibiscus Die Set" You Cut Several Flowers
Out Of "Pink/Yellow Centres" Placing Two Large Flowers At The Bottom Left Of Your Card, Placing Two Smaller
Flowers To The Top Of Your Beautiful Sentiment "Birthday Wishes" Which You Cut Out Of "Blue Dusk Card"
Possibly Two/Three Times For Dimension.
Sue, You Then Cut Out "The Message In The Bottle" From "Blue Dusk Card" Glueing It Around The Shape
On Top Of The Card, You Then Used "The Flip Flop Die Set" Which You Made A Large Pair "Flip Flops"
Out Of "Yellow/Pink Card" Placing Them To At The Bottom Right Hand Side Of Your Remarkable Card
Placing Your Complete Card, Onto Another "Coconut White Card" Which You'd Added Your
"Famous Signature Piercing" Then Adding A Final "Coconut White" Mat/Layer.
Sue Thank You For These Stupendous Cutting Dies Also For "The Ingenious, Magical, Impressive Ways"
This Die Set Set Can Be Used, If My Calculations Are Correct You've Shown Us At Least Four Ingenious Ideas How
To Use these "Extravagant Cutting Dies"
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Extremely Remarkable Card, Thank You For The Daily
Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx


Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for another great summery card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great summer birthday card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Jaye said...

Love this Sue, great for summer!

barbara macaskill said...

What a super fun idea! I love the colors and the sand in the bottle! TFS!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous fun card! The sand etc is such a lovely addition.
Hugs x
Heather T

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, Great card for the weather we are having at the moment and I love all the bits you have put into the bottle.

Lisbeth

snowy said...

Super fun card. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

This card is perfect year-round, in my opinion. It will cheer you up anytime. Even my b-day is not a summer one I will love to receive a card like this on my special day, because I love summer!!! About the card … simply beautiful. Love it.

Elaine – Please take care of yourself as well. So many are counting on you. You and all yours are in my thoughts. Sending hugs to your way.
Pam – The Kid is doing fine. He had a check up 2 days ago, everything is good. When I looked at him I cannot believe he went thru so much over the last year. It is good to have him back. Thanks for asking.
Muriel – I understand perfect what you say. Every winter Canadian winter) I am dreaming of a summer vacation down south, further south. I am a summer person, winter is not for me, except Christmas. I love white Christmas! Hope you’ll enjoy your vacation and find as many craft stuff you need/ want.
Tracy - Thinking of you today.
PP & Laine - Hope you'll be back soon. Miss you.

Have a good weekend everyone.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a wonderful card Sue
Gr Karin

TDQ Karen said...

Cheerful fun card,love all the summer elements xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Not really my type of card, but fun all the same

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a fun card very summery. Elaine I am sure your SIL will welcome your visit take care. Rosemary hugs as usual enjoy your visit with your sister. P your sheep story made me laugh would love to meet the dodgy sheep dog. My daughter lets a rare breed society have use of her fields and they are always causing mischief. Tracy you are in my thoughts.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this card is so much fun I love it especially those fabulous littles shells and the flip flops
P I can imagine you running around trying to get those sheep in order that brought a smile to my face!
Elaine thinking of you and all the family and sending hugs
Tracy thinking of you today
Sending good wishes to all hope you all have a lovely weekend

Jean said...

Such fun!

Judy Hollers said...

This card is too cute! I love the beach umbrella and the flip flops!

sued99 said...

Fabulous card. Just right for summer. X

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card just right for a summer birthday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Good Evening, Sue!
This is such a fun card and I love those little flip flops and the pretty Hibiscus flowers!
Here's wishing you a good weekend, Sue, plus, of course, all your Blog Followers!
Looking forward to a walk along the beach myself next week!
Lesley S x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Fab and fun card - just treated myself to these dies and can't wait to start playing with them....

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the sand in the bottle and those cute flip flops.

liz spooner said...

Love these new dies Sue, they are so much fun.xx

Theresa Pace said...

this card is just cool. so apt for the time of year too, hugs xx

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful shaker card Sue. It's a little bit different for summer birthdays.

Annie P

xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! What a fantastic tropical paradise card !!! I really love the Hibicus flowers and of course those wicked little flip flops !!! The sand and shells in the bottle make the card very authentic looking. Thank you for sharing your fantastic card today. My new Robin and Poisettia Christmas dies arrived today. I have a few other cards I need to make first before I can even think about starting any Christmas cards. It is so difficult to get in the right frame of mind in this heat at the moment !!! Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Jan Sayer said...

A cute card. Love the flip flops.
Jan
Northampton

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
A great fun card for the summer
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Fabulous fun and summery card, love the flip-flops and the
beach in a bottle.

Have a nice weekend all. Take care
Maria x

June Fletcher said...

This is a really great fun card Sue. Love seeing the pieces of shell in the bottle!

June x

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card Sue. Thank you. Echoing Pam's comments.

Viki Banaszak said...

That is an awesome summer Birthday card! I wish I could make that for my sister. Her birthday is in a week so I will have to use the dies I have.