Tuesday, 16 August 2011























 Hi everyone,  there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to the collection of cards that I have posted today.  I have just been going through some of the pictures that I took of the samples from the last shows and I came across these three.  I don't think that I ever posted them so I thought that I would now.  I had fun playing with the different papers to make the flowers on this first card.  I really enjoy mixing and matching patterns and colours to see what I can come up with.  (It probably goes back to my Mom allowing me to pick out  my own clothes every morning, boy did I have some doozies for combinations!)























 The second card is a very simple card but I think that is what I like about it.  I used the burlap/hessian to die cut the flower.  I had planned to demo it but it never happened, but I found that if you are working with hessian and die cutting shapes, you can give it a bit of dimension by spraying it with hairspray and scrunching it a bit.  The hairspray will also keep it from fraying too much since it is a bit sticky.  I used distress inks to colour the hessian too.























This last card was just a quickie card using the Spellbinder lattice rectangle dies and the foliage dies.  Simply die cut and layered for a very quick but fun card.  I hope one of these tickles your fancy!

On another note, I occasionally will get comments left where there are questions about cards.  If you will email me at sue@particraft.co.uk , I will happily answer any questions.  Sometimes, the avatar will lead me to an email address so I can follow through.  There were two questions left recently that I could not find emails for so just to answer those, the blue and white Christmas card was done with Broken China distress ink (I almost always reach for distress inks first).  Secondly, it was not a punch used on the card in the previous post, it was the Pariasian border by Spellbinders.
But seriously, if you ever have any questions about any sample that I post, ask me!  I am more than happy to answer anything I can.  All for now, Sue x

39 comments:

Rufus said...

A little bit of everything...bright and colorful, neutrals and dimension!
R/

Sussie said...

I love the cards on this page! So classy and beautiful.

Sarpreet said...

Three different cards and very stunning results. Love what you do

Maryann said...

# very beautiful cards, thoug very different too, but all really great. I especially love the last one with the butterflies on, it´s just gorgeous, and I really like the look of that one. You´re so creative always Sue. Love your work.

Anny90 said...

Fabulous cards!

Papercraft By Carole said...

I really love the mix of patterns and colours on the first card. And i like the idea of die cutting materials other than paper and card. Cxx

Buttons said...

I've got the papers you used for the first card but hadn't thought of using them that way - a new challenge!!
Your designs are so varied there is always something to return to. Thank you Sue.
Hugs, Buttons x

Soo said...

I love the colours in the first card particularly. I seem to have entered a 'floral' thing and am loving flower patterned papers, and paper flowers at the moment.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue, I love how you have combined the natural materials , looks quite Autumnal , as that's my favourite season, but my favourite is the first card, I like the bright colours and the polka dots especially.
I like anything with polka dots,eg used as a snowy effect.
I really enjoy looking at everything you make.
thanks for sharing.

marg said...

Hello Sue !
This is a different combination of cards...the 1st would really brighten a room, and would stand out on a mantle. I look at the Trellis Spellbinder and wonder if I can afford it, but when I see what you produce I want them more..Lovely
Love Marg

Fiona said...

The first one seems different even for you! Love the hessian in the second. Keep them coming!

Debs said...

Great cards. hugs Bee

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

LOve the first card, so bright and cheerful. Look forward to seeing you soon on C&C

Julie x

Christine Faulkner said...

Sue 3 different cards. I'm normally nervous about using bright vivid colours but now seeing the first card I'm going to give it a go.Love the hessian flower too. Won't be long to wait now before we see you on tv again. Are we going to have a little appertiser soon?
Christine x

KimberleyG said...

Thanks for the hairspray tip. I'll have to keep it in mind.

LellyJelly said...

I love the bright,strong, zingy colours on the first card. definitely my favourite. Not frilly or frothy either.Brill! x

PaulineC said...

These are lovely Sue. I particularly like the first one which is so different from your usual style.

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue, three very different cards, but all really lovely. I must admit I'm really drawn to the first one. Thanks for sharing. Hugs x ChrisB

Bernie said...

Wow these are all gorgeous in such very different ways. I love them all but I think the last one edges out the others but not by much.
Blessings Bernie

Lorraine said...

wow these 3 are stunning i am loving the colours on the top one and the flower arrangements on the others they are so pretty xx

Jayscrafts said...

Lovely set of cards, Sue. I especially love the hessian flower. Must admit I didn't think the dies would cut thru it - I'll have to give it a go myself. Lots of love, Julia xxx

Christine said...

Beautiful set of cards Sue, my favourite is the butterfly one but great to see you can use vibrant colours and achieve a stunning card.
Hugs
Christine xx

Sue said...

Hi Sue, nice to read you again. Love all 3 cards again. I must say the first is my favourite, love all the colours you used.

Sue

scrapper said...

Love the colours on the first card and the use of hessian on the second. It's great to see all your cards looking so different - and amazing.
Had an e-mail about the DVD - can't wait to get hold of it but that will probably be at Ally Pally.

VictoriaSchnorr said...

Love your cards...Gorgeous! And i am following you now. You are very close to 1700! very exciting!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Three Gorgeous Cards!!! I especially like the third one, it's stunning. :) X X

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Littlehamsterz said...

These cards are totally fab :)

Barbara Phillips said...

Fab cards as usual although a little different in style and colours. Bought your DVD and cant wait for it to arrive!!!Will be nice to see your demos at a relaxing pace and not rushed. Think it is a hit as some sites have sold out already.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Waiting for the Postie to deliver your DVD even though I tape you when you're on C&C it will be nice to see demos without the Presenters (lol)
Love Marg

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Your DVD just arrived so i know what i will be doing this afternoon. So excited.

Julie x

Linda said...

Let your dream take flight, I love all the colours in this card, and I too have now ordered your DVD, cant wait for it to arrive. Linda

marg said...

Hello Sue
I have just finished watching your DVD !!!!!
All my questions answered with demonstrations
Wonderful
Highly recommended !
Love Marg
Thank you

CathyinMN said...

I like them all, but especially the last two! Wonderful work!

Jenny, said...

I second that on the DVD :)
Sue, are you going to be back in time for the POTW launch???

Nathalie said...

Sooo love the colors and the dragonflies.....thanks for the inspiration!

violetclouds said...

looking at those cards I am sorry that i missed out on that dragonfly, butterfly but particularly love the hessian flower. Its great that you are happy to help with specific details of how you made cards, I really appreciate your email offer.

thanks

Tigs said...

I like the burlap/ hessian flower and the bottom card is beautiful. I love seeing your cards.

ChabooboRedannie said...

The shows were great, demos brilliant as usual. Also love your DVD.