Friday, 7 January 2011

Grand Nestie Samples

 I thought that I would show a few more of the samples from the Grand Nestie show.  These two are a few of my favourites using the floral stamps and the Grand square nesties.  The first sample above shows the large rose in the centre which I paper pieced using the same paper from the middle section.  I know, I just love yellow and gray together!  You can only see a bit of it on the left, but I used the swirl stamp all the way around the rose then dusted it with the pewter gray mica powder.  It does look very nice in person, it just gives it a soft framing and a tiny bit of bling to draw your eye in.  I pierced around the edges and then added the pearly swirly things from my stash to give it some real serious bling!
This second sample I love just for the simplicity of it.  Black and white with the slightest bit of pale pink in the rose, the ribbon and a bit of the edging.  It is difficult to tell in the pic, but the layers have also been paper embossed too.  I added a punched edge to the top and bottom just to give it a texture and it also allowed me to make the back panel larger.  The ribbon is actually a mixture of black organza, pink satin and velvet ric rac, but it is hard to tell in the picture.  I added pearls of varying sizes to the swirls on the rose, the corners and the punched borders to complete the card.  You got to have the pearls!  Hope you like them! 

We are almost to our goal for followers and then the draw for the blog candy.  Just a few more now.  Don't forget that you get extra entries by letting me know that you have by the blog and leaving me a comment. Every little bit helps your chances of winning!  All for now, Sue x

49 comments:

PaulineC said...

Two more gorgeous cards. I particularly like the first one.

Sparrow said...

Sue - two lovely cards - keep putting your embellishments on your cards. I did not buy the mega nesties as I only have a small cuttlebug. However I did buy both of the label bundles when they were on special offer and they arrived yesterday - so cannot wait to get playing - Susan

Karen65 said...

Loeve these samples. Wish I could be as girli

xGemmax said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous hunni :o)
hugs and xxx

Valan said...

Beautiful cards Sue, Your demos and card’s are so nice and creative. Look forward to more shows.
Valan xx

iluvmybugs said...

Just beautiful Sue...especially love the second card with the pale pink rose and pearls!!! TFS
~Terry~

LellyJelly said...

That second card is superb - that's not to say I don't like the first but I do like white space, it always appears so clean and simple until you take a closer look and then you spy the embossing and punching, oh, and pearls - definitely me. Actually in the photo it appears a creamy ivory which would also look stunning with the pale pink and black.xxx

Clare H said...

ohhh these are gorgeous!

Lynne said...

great cards Sue. I must try get a Calibur and the huge nesties - perhaps my next Christmas list! Look forward to your next show(s)
Best wishes
Lynne in Spain

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Love the cards, haven't got a favourite.....
I just love how well you coordinate everything.
I wish you would do a dvd so that i could watch
it slowly and then maybe make a card somewhere near to as good as yours.

Love
Julie

Lorraine said...

oh wow Sue these are so beautiful i love the elegance of them and wow i wish i had a day in your craft room you have the most wonderful things tfs huni xx

Stampersue said...

Great Candy - I'm just off to post on my sidebar.

Stampersue
X

Fiona said...

Love both cards. I love the way the black pearl embellishments go across all layers on the first card. Love the second card as well and particularly like the lattice effect embossing folder that has been used (have seen you use it on other cards too) - must track that one down!

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Sue beautiful cards, loved the shows. My favourite as got to be the first one. Hugs x ChrisB

sam21ski said...

Simply gorgeous xxxx

scrapper said...

Love the black and white card - so classy.
Ver pleased with my Grand Calibur but I need to start collecting the larger dies now!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are stunning,gosh love the designs,and papers,love cheryl xxx

Valerie said...

Just love your cards Sue, they have so much texture and I love the colours on the first card.
I agree with Julie you definitely need to do a video so we can recreate all your wonderful ideas
and flowers!!!

KimberleyG said...

Stunning cards, as always! I don't think I could pick a favourite today.

Glennis said...

These cards are just gorgeous - I love them

Rufus said...

Gorgeous and elegant. I especially like the first one,with the pewter swirl embossed around it.
R/

Purple Crazy said...

they are both stunning, but the 1st one is my fav. love watching your shows so much inspiration x

Gybogi said...

amezing!!!!!!!!!!!

Maureen said...

Beautiful cards, love the first one also love your embellishments, I had a go at the shabby roses and they look great!!

Jayscrafts said...

Fabulous samples, as always. Love the yellow and grey one best. Love, Julia xxxx

margaret driscoll said...

Hi sue ! you inspire me to use more Spellbinders, and combine colours that I wouldn't usually put together on a card....Thank you
marg x

Kate Street said...

Great cards again Sue. I really like the first one as the colours are stunning. I never think of yellow on cards as it isn't my favourite colour, however I really will have to think again as you have proved me wrong!! Thank you for posting so regularily I really love your blog!! XXXXXX

Aurora said...

Love them both as I do all your work, they're always so beautiful. Thanks for showing some samples on your last show using the diddy dies; brad jackets is a simple but fab idea. As mentioned above .......how about doing a DVD??? Look forward to you next show and posts on the best blog on the web!
Dawn XX

Annette said...

Hi Sue, love both cards, pressure is mounting on you for a dvd, would be so good. Hugs, Annette

Karen said...

Beautiful cards as usual Sue! You have such lovely ideas and are kind enough to share them with everyone. Thank you!

bonjen3 said...

these cards are a bit busy for me but I love the die cut shapes, great techniques too

LellyJelly said...

Brad jackets???? Oh no, I've missed that too!

violetclouds said...

I like both of these, the way you have used a limited colour palette is real effective and simple

Hev said...

Beautiful, I particularly like the black and white one.

Hev x

Rita said...

What gorgeous cards Sue, I would find it very hard to pick out a favourite. You have certaibly given me motivation for my cardmaking in 2011. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Nicola said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards, just been catching up on recorded shows you did over christmas, and such amazing ideas, I echo what others say a dvd would be good, I love your shows and the way you show us such great ideas, cards as ever are superb, stamps fab and dies great,lol Nicola.

Pinkcoke said...

I love the first card in your post, the swirly bling has just reminded me of a purse I had as a child, do you remember those brightly coloured sip purses with all the coloured bobbles on? the shapes were just like your bling!

LellyJelly said...

Good luck to you all in the next draw - the winner is in for a super treat!x

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Oh my these cards are to die for!! They're so beautiful and sophisticated. Ohhh an instructional DVD would be fabulous :-)

Isadory said...

Such beautiful cards

xo Isadory

majsan said...

This was just lovely...And I saw that you DO have 1300 followers now. Congrats !!

The Paper Princess said...

Gorgeous cards!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Debbi said...

I LOVE those cards! WOW. Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful cards Sue I especially love the black and white one.
Heather x

Anonymous said...

lovly cards sue.
just made a wedding anniversary card for my brother and used all my spellbinder dies and your beatiful pearls, looks good even if i say so my self.

jan pay

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue these cards are gorgous so elegant, hope urbetter hugs chris x

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Anonymous said...

Hi sue love your cards keep them comming

Anonymous said...

hi lovely cards Sue

Joan O