Tuesday, 2 August 2011

More Yellow!

 More yellow, what can I say!  This first card was such fun to make.  I wasn't sure where I was going when I began and it just sort of happened as I worked away on it.  It has all my favourite stuff on it though, ribbons, flowers, a pin(my last gray one, usually I use two), swirly pearls, embossed background and of course, yellow (and gray).  I love that combo! 

 There is a little story about this card I'd like to share.  In April, I filmed my first DVD  (scheduled to be released August 26th) and I had just finished this card the night before.  I left it downstairs in my kitchen so that I could take it with me and have it added to the card gallery that is included on the DVD.  I left the house that morning very early as it was during that heat wave we had and we wanted to finish the filming before it got too hot.  I didn't realise it until I returned home, but I had forgotten the card!  So needless to say, this one does not make an appearance on the DVD!





















This second card was originally made using the butterfly from the Fanciful Flight set.  Since we sold out of that set straight away, I re-did the card with the layed butterfly set.  I like this one too.  The yellow looks nice with the teal and the October Afternoon decorative paper blends it all together.  I love the ruched ribbon on it as I think it adds some nice interest to a simple card.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent  lovely emails and comments for my Mom and her recovery.  She is doing quite a bit better and getting stronger everyday.  I will be here for a few more weeks, but I am working on some samples using the new Spellbinder releases and I am hoping to have a few sneak peeks for you before I leave.

I am still running the blog candy contest so be sure to leave your comments on the blog for some extra entries too. 

And last but not least, I didn't want to steal her thunder, but Sam has finally blogged that she is a Mommy and I am now a faux Grandma!  I can't wait to spoil little Leah Mai!  All for now, Sue x

55 comments:

Sussie said...

Gorgeous cards! <3

Аня said...

Awesome cards! So creative!

Rufus said...

As always love the detail in your cards! Congrats on your Grandma status.
R/

Kath said...

Congratulations Grandma.
I have to say i've not been convinced with the yellow but i love the first card. I'm looking forward to your DVD hopefully i'll be able to free some room on the sky box.
I'm glad to hear your Mum is feeling better.
Take care Kath x

Maryann said...

Both these cards are soo gorgeous. I LOVE this yellow, you´ve used here. Sooo gorgeous and all the beautiful details on both of them. I must admit, the second is just my first choise, but that´s because I just loves butterflies really much he he he. This is so awesome. Wonderful work on both cards thoug.
And CONGRATULATION with the grandma status too, it´s always so wonderful no matter how many you get. I have 8 now, and it´s just as amazing every time ha ha ha.
Have a wonderful time ahead now.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Loving both the cards. Congratulations to Sam - and to you!!! Cxx

Soo said...

Beautiful cards - but both pale in comparison to the grandma news!!!! Congratulations.

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Kim said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards, love them both. Can't wait till 26th August, I will definitely be there, glued to my tv. Glad your Mum is on the mend, and congratulations on the new arrival into the family.

Take care

Kim x

Fiona said...

Particularly love the teal with the yellow. Great cards as always. Enjoy being a grannie - congrats to Sam

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue,
A DVD! just can't wait for that, fab news! looking forward to the card gallery esp.
Another lovely card as always.
Congratulations to Sam and the baby and to "faux Grandma" LOL

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!.Can't wait to see your DVD.You are definitely my inspiration.Your cards are stunning.Thank you.

Janet said...

frustrated as hek, bought the Christmas collection on your last POTW on C & C and am so busy with other cards I can't get to use it!!!!
You keep posting these amazing cards and I am yearning to get making them - but have so many other cards I need to make I can't get to them.
But as ever logging on to this site gives me not only inspiration but even relaxation as well - you work is amazing.........!!!

LellyJelly said...

Good grief - that butterfly almost jumps off the card! Yellow again Sue.... summer has gone to your head!
Hoping Sam & baby are doing well, am glad your Mum is on the mend.
Only 24 days until the DVD.x

dutchess said...

Stunning cards Sue.....please give your Mum a hug for me I am nursing my 93 yr old Mum they are so special to us....
looking forward to the dvd and the shows....as always your fantastic work will wow us all....thank you hugs Margaret

Wellington said...

Gorgeous cards as ever Sue, TFS :)

Saw Sam's post yesterday & thought of you - Leah Mai is beautiful. Will you be Gran or Nan?? Congrats to all anyway

Christine said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, love the way you have used yellow and thanks for the inspiration, it is a colour I tend to avoid.
Pleased you Mom is improving, sending her a big hug. Congratulations on becoming a Grandma. Can't wait for the release of your DVD.
Hugs
Christine xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! As always!
Lorette Cole

furrypig said...

I am so excited about your DVD! Just catching up with your blog as I have been on holiday.

Buttons said...

Beautiful cards Sue and is that a new embossing background on the first one? You'll be making my bank holiday weekend in August special before the start of a new term/year!!!!!LOL
Glad to hear your mum is on the mend and you can get to spoil little Leah. What a time you are having!
Love and hugs as always x

KimberleyG said...

My fav is the first card; I'm such a sucker for swirls of pearls or rhinestones.

Carole said...

What beautiful cards, especially the first one....so glad your mum is getting better and really excited about the forthcoming DVD! Take care, x

Ms. Petersen said...

I also LOVE the grey/yellow combination. My daughter has already chosen those as her wedding colors though she's not even seeing anyone yet. :) I also think the butterfly die is very different--and gorgeous. I'd not seen it before, and may have to find some room in the budget for it. I love when things are a touch different than what everyone is using.

Sue said...

Congratulations on becoming a Grandma. Mother and daughter look well.
The cards are beautiful as always.
Hope all goes well there and you'll be back soon. Can't wait for the DVD.
Sue

Carole said...

Ms Peterson....I have it and can't stop using it! It was new out this Summer and is part of the flights of fancy set..beautiful!

Bernie said...

Congratulations Grandma. You don't need to be a grandmother by blood to love and spoil a little one. Nothing better.
I love your cards, they are both so beautiful, especially the first one. Happy to hear your mom is getting better.
Blessings Bernie

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue, big Congratulations on being a Grandma, you'll love it.
Glad to hear that your Mom is getting better. I love both of your cards. I can't wait for your DVD. Love and Hugs x ChrisB

PaulineC said...

Congratulations on becomimg a Grandma, my daughter seemed to follow everything Sam did, but a week behind, and now I too am a new Grandma of a baby girl. Glad that your Mom is getting better.
Really looking forward to a DVD. That is great news.

Lorraine said...

oh wow these are gorgeous you do the yellow thing brilliantly and im glad your mum is getting well xx

gill said...

Lovely cards as always .Great news about Sam and I'm glad your mum is feeling better. Looking forward to the DVD and the release of the Summer Spellbinders

Gill X

Sheryl Hare said...

I love the yellow and grey card Sue. Congratulations to Sam. Good to hear your mum is feeling better. Hugs Sheryl x

Liz said...

Lovely cards - excellent news re the DVD cannot wait for its release.
glad to hear you mom is recovering well, and congrats on the step grand daughter. you sure have been having a busy time. Look forward to seeing your sneaky peaks for the next Spellbinder release

scrapper said...

I think being a Grandma is great so welcome to the club!
OK You've converted me to yellow!!!
I love both of these cards and my spellbinder collection seems to grow every month.
Thanks for all your inspiration and looking forward to August 26th!

Anonymous said...

Love the inspiration that you give us all. Really looking forward to the DVD. Congratulations on becoming a Grandma.

Christine said...

Can't wait for the dvd sue. Love the latest card, I'm warming towards yellow now thanks to your inspiration.Roll on August 26th

Barbara Phillips said...

Cant wait for the DVD, it will be a sellout. Loving the yellow on the cards, you always come up with something different!!!

Crazee Daizy said...

absolutely gorgeous cards !! you just earned a follower :)

Jayscrafts said...

Lovely cards, Sue. Especially the first one. Glad to hear that your Mom is doing ok. Lots of love, Julia xxx

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Glad to hear your mum is ok. Lovely news that you are a grandma....congrats to Sam.
Loving the cards. Can you give us any hints as to what to expect on your dvd? I'm so excited

Julie x

Sue said...

Love yopur card. I would never think of putting grey and yellow together, its works so well. Hope you dont mind but i am so inspired by this card i am going to haved a go.

Mutley said...

Really looking forward to the DVD release. Hope your Mum is feeling better soon and congratulations on becoming a grandma. xxx

Sian said...

Well what can I say Sue, as usual a fab card. I'm so pleased you've listened to our plea's for a DVD Im sure it will sell out in record time. Congrats Granny Sue & so pleased your mum is on the mend.

Mimi said...

Hi Sue, I so happy for you on your DVD! It's been a while since I've been able to get onto your site. With my computer problems and blogger I finally get to catch up on your work. Which of course is just beautiful!!!! Mimi

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing!
Lorette C

Suzanne said...

STUNNING samples as ever and wonderful news about the DVD - I have tried for months to post replies and finally have the account sorted - I have been looking at admiring your work and pleased I can finally add a comment

Ayelet said...

Great cards! The 1st one is so elegant. I love the butterfly in the 2nd card.

America said...

Both of these are gorgeous! Love both framed cards with their FAB color combos!

violetclouds said...

the butterfly is amazing! Looking forward to your dvd and upcoming shows. Congrats on becoming a faux grandma - She looks so cute in Sam's pix

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning - the yellow certainly seems to be 'your' colour now!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Both gorgeous cards!!! I do prefer the butterfly one (of course) and I love the teal and yellow together. :) X X

Littlehamsterz said...

Hi Sue :) I hope your mom gets all better!

CathyinMN said...

Lovely, lovely cards! I love your color combinations and the different embellishments and techniques you do on them.

Chloe's Nan said...

Love the "hello" card, love the yellow, love the pearly swirls, love it all! What news on the DVD release?

Tigs said...

Lovely cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Yvette said...

both cards are pretty the flowers on the first one are delightful, but the ruched ribbon on the second is such a lovely effect