Monday 11 February 2019

A pretty card made with Sue Wilson's New 'Millie' Die

Good Monday Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well and fully rested after the weekend. I had a lovely weekend, mostly spent in my craft room.  Today's card is my Challenge card using categories Flowers/Dry Embossing/Square card, read on to find out a little more about today's card.

The lovely Ben at In2Craft asked me to make a card using the 'Millie' die from Sue Wilson's January 2019 release. Of course I jumped at the chance as it is a beautiful die that I can see myself using a lot.

For this first card I wanted to go full on feminine prettiness, so I decided to go for a 'peaches and cream' colour theme.  The colour is actually called Petal Pink.

I made a card base that measured 6 3/4  X 6 3/4 Inches, I used Sue Wilson's Large Pierced Square dies to cut the layers for this card, the embossing folder that I used is also one of Sue Wilson's, I believe its called 'Beaded Arch', it's an A4 folder. I used the square dies to make a frame to cover the edges of the embossed piece.
The main focus of the card is that beautiful die, I can see so many used for that beautiful intricate design, it would make a great doily for using in albums, journals etc, you can of course cut it in any colour to match your projects. having the centre cut out is an option, you can leave the centre in, leave it plain or use the pretty centre piece that I did, I recessed mine just to give the card dimension and to highlight the beautiful detail too.
The flower in the very centre of the die cut was made using the pieces that die cut out of the die, I just gave them some shape with a ball tool and popped them back in, I added an extra layer of petals to make the flower a little fuller, I finished it by popping a pearl embellishment in the centre.
So back to the method, I die cut the base piece of the die in cream card, then that beautiful intricate piece with both the inner and outer cutting edges to create a frame. I raised this up with foam pads so that all that intricate pattern stood out. The centre piece that I decided to cut out was placed flat onto the card base.
Next came the fun part, which was the embellishing, of course any 'feminine, girly' card needs flowers and ribbon, so thats what I used, I had some flowers in my stash that matched the colours perfectly, so I arranged them around the bottom left hand side and finishes with a bow made from cream ribbon with a hint of copper/rose gold on the edges, I placed that upon another bow made from cream dotted tulle ribbon, I topped these with a little flower.  Then to balance the card I added a smaller little spray of flowers on the opposite corner. The sentiment is of course another one of Sue's from a different die set, the name escapes me for now, but will no doubt come back to me at 3am!! lol

I hope that you all like my card, I will leave the link to Ben's store and this die below, there are some stunning dies in this release so I recommend you having a look around once you are there.
I have actually bought one of the stamps that Sue has designed to work with this set, so that is my next project.

Click this link below and it will take you directly to In2craft and this actual die set...……

I hope you all have a lovely day, however you are spending it, 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-what an absolutely stunning card, it’s so beautiful. That would be a real Keepsake card.

    We had s bracing walk to the beach yesterday afternoon-the walk down was ok but my goodness, it was so cold & windy once we got on the beach. There was a group of people surf-kiting, They were moving extremely fast but no-one seemed to get in each other’s way.

    Not looking forward to going into work today but needs must.


  2. Morning Everyone
    WOW SANDRA what a gorgeous card. Definitely a winner in my book. The delicate colour just suits so well. Looking forward to seeing the results of your next project.

    It's Mr Tesco this morning and Jim is on duty so I'm hoping I can get to play with some new dies I have. Well that's the plan.

    It's very cold here with a deep ground frost so if going out wrap up warm.
    The CAFE is OPEN as usual ready and waiting for you all to pop in.
    HUGS are on their way to you. Take care and stay safe.xxxx

  3. Morning ladies,

    Such a pretty card Sandra, the shade of pink used is so delicate a colour.
    Just popped back to yesterday to see another exquisite display of challenge cards. well done to one and all.

    I had the very sad news from my cousin Caroline on Thursday that her brother Andrew had died late afternoon OZ time. I am so glad we spent time together when he visited the UK back in the 90's as adults. Jamie and I had taken him to Longleat so he could take photos of Postman Pat's Village for his youngest daughter Kylie who was a big fan of the show. We decided to go into the maze before lunch and as Jamie was the smallest (only 3) we let him take the lead. 5 minutes later we were standing at the exit hahaha, and had to turn round to get lost to find the tower in the middle. Great hilarity that day we had.

    Gentle hugs and healing prayers to all in need of them.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

    1. Sorry to hear your news about your cousin, hugs on the

    2. Cheryl sorry for your sad news about your cousin Big Hug's xxx

    3. Cheryl, Sorry to hear your sad news about your cousin. Cling onto those happy

    4. I’m sorry to hear your sad news but what wonderful memories you have to remember. We have lots of happy memories of Longleats maze too. Xx

  4. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra that is a beautiful card you have made, just like the ones you were doing when I first knew you, I do love all the cards you make, you have the flair to make each one special. Have a good
    Karen hope you had good day with Oscar, I bet he wore you
    I must try & do my cc today so, I think I know what I am going to do.
    Hugs on way to Pat & Pete & Val hope your results are ok, & all who need them love

  5. Hi All, lovely sunny day here, still windy though.

    Cheryl sad to hear your news, sounds as though you have some lovely memories.

    Sandra WOW what a beautiful card, lovely soft colours. The flowers are a perfect match, would love to be able to do cards to this standard.

    Hope you all have a lovely day, not much happening here, hugs Lilian

  6. Hello Sandra & ladies
    Stunning card Sandra every card you make are all amazing.
    I finished my challenge cards & sent them to Sandra. I love getting the challenge on a Friday so much better as I now have the rest of the week for other things.
    Lisa Ian & Joseph are now coming on holiday with us but for 4 days but both flights are good as they get full days both ways. so pleased all of them together but sad Alfie won't be coming.
    Lovely day we have sunshine but still very cold. We went for a walk Down Broadstairs beach with 8🐾paw's lots of people actually sitting on the beach eating their lunch Brrrr. Going to go back in craft room to have a play.
    Hug's on the way for everyone extra for Pat & Pete & Val.
    Love Lynda xxxx

  7. A very pretty card indeed, thank you for the instructions, I love Sue Wilson dies, this is one I definitely will be adding to my collection...luv Ursula x

    1. Welcome to our lovely Blog Ursula, we all love Sue's dies too, this one is a real winner as it is so pretty xxx

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    WOW...What a beautiful card you created for Ben, I’m sure he was delighted when he saw your gorgeous creation. Love the delicate shade of pink you used, this is a really lovely feminine card. xx
    I had an appointment with our GP this morning. About a year ago he told me I have a frozen shoulder, he gave me exercises and painkillers, He was reluctant to give me injections because I take Warfarin. I’ve tried my best to go down the route he suggested but the pain I get trying to do the exercises is indescribable. John really nagged me into getting an appointment he could see how I was struggling. The Doctor sent me for blood tests and now I’m waiting for an appointment for a scan, not sure how long I will have to wait.
    Hope everyone has a good week. Hugs Brenda xxx

  9. Hi Ladies and happy to see you in the cafe' Ursula.
    Today's card is wonderful Sandra and I love this die. Ben must be so glad for your card.
    Sorry to hear your news Cheryl, sending you hugs.
    Brenda- hope you not have to wait too long. I was told for over a year I had a frozen shoulder which after a scan turned out to be something else. Sending you a gentle hug and hope you not in too much pain.
    Margaret- forgot to say that little Chris will love the Tractor card you made for him. Hugs for you and Pop.
    Karen- hope you all right after having the little man yesterday but you had loads of fun.
    Going to Stamford tomorrow for starting to sort out OH step mum's flat, not looking forward to it. Hope to go in the morning to have a walk before tho as it is a beautiful town.
    Sending warm hugs to you all, xxx

  10. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today.
    Wow, a stunning card to start the week. You have shown the beautiful die off to perfection. I’m sure Ben was delighted when he saw what you had created x
    Karen, I hope you’re not too exhausted after having Oscar. No doubt he gave you lots of laughs x
    Brenda, sorry that your shoulder is still so painful. Fingers crossed the scan results lead to some relief for you x
    Val, I hope your results today prove to be helpful for you x
    Maria, sorrybyou have the sad job of sorting step MIL house. Is she able to /does she already have any of her things at the home, or doesn’t she remember any of them? It’s alwaus a hard job to decide what has to go where isn’t it x
    Mum, isn’t it lovely that Marks job means you get to see so much more of him now. Love you xxxx
    I am just finishing a sympathy card then must get Chris jnr an day card(?) finished.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx