Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Not My Usual Colours!

Good morning to all!  This is such a girly girl card, it is right up my alley and one of my favourites from the last batch of samples that I made.  I used the large scallop edgeability with the half circle insert  (I was strangely drawn to that one all the time!) as a fancy edge around the entire card as well as for a border.  The background was embossed with our new A4 sized mask called retro.  I cut a frame for my sentiment using the Labels 23 as my focal point.  As the title says, not my usual colours but I love these together.  I used three colours of the vintage ribbon (primrose yellow, peach fizz and toffee beige) to weave through the edgeability border and tie a messy bow.  I finished the bow with a wooden button and a bit of peach bakers twine.  All three flowers were cut from felt using the spiral flower die.  I like the versatility of that die if you want different sized flowers.  For smaller flowers, just wrap your flower using less of the spiral. For larger flowers, cut two and add an extra bit from the second spiral.  Make sense?   It makes a lovely grouping that way, don't you think?  I hope you like the card, I would love to get your feedback on it.  All for now, Sue x

60 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Loving the flowers trace x

Maryann said...

It´s a really beautiful card Sue. I love these soft colors and all the frames is cool, and I just love how you weaved the ribbon in the border too. Definately a girly card, and I love it. Really beautiful work.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card. I absolutely love the colours and the flowers and ribbon are stunning x

Jo said...

It's gorgeous Sue, I love how you've made the frame, and the colours are lovely. Jo x

Soo said...

Another beautiful card. I love the ribbon weaving and bow.

Clai01 said...

That is a very pretty card i like the weaving especially and the flowers.
The twine really adds to the design, gives it that bit extra.

cotnob said...

Gorgeous Sue, I just love the colours and those flowers are beautiful - don't know how I missed that die!
Pauline
x

Fuchsia said...

Very pretty and girly lovely !

Uta said...

Your card is amazing. The colour combination is so great. I love it!

Hugs, Uta

Bee and Dee said...

Such gentle colours, I really love the card. Hugs Bee

Gill said...

As you said not your usual colours but they work well. Love the felt flowers off to try this myself.
Gill

allyneed said...

Hi Sue
love the colours on the card, and the lighter ones are just as stunning. lovely to see you at ally pally, see you soon
(wheelchair ally)

Gillian Wilson said...

My goodness Sue,every card you do seems to be my favourite but this one definately is .I love the colours and its not fussy ....very classy...well what else from a classy lady.lolxx

Karen said...

Not your usual colours, but they are so delicate - just like an ice cream parlour! LOL!!! Thanks for sharing!

marg said...

Love Labels 23 Sue!
I find I'm using it all the time , I have a thing for Peach its such a warm colour and subtle too.
Love Marg

Crafty mop said...

Love this card, the colours are soft and look great together , the edge abilities are fun to use ! The vintage ribbon looks fab x

scrapper said...

I like the muted colours - good combo.
Love the threaded ribbon on the bottom - and of course the A4 mask!

Wellington said...

Not my usual colours either, but makes a lovely gentle card, IYSWIM?

Sheila.H. said...

What a beautiful card The colours are so subtle and work wonderfully together.x

Christine said...

Oh WOW, such a gorgeous card Sue and fabulous colours. Love the ribbon weave, the mask, the flowers, in fact I LOVE IT all.
Hugs
Christine xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Maybe not your usual colours but they are really lovely. They go really well together and the woven ribbon is a great touch. Looking forward to being able to get the A4 masks.
Eileen x

Sarpreet said...

stunning, i love it. It may not be your usual colours, but you could inspire me with any colour combination. You stretch our imaginations and inspire. I love you for it. I enjoy your shows on C&C

dianeandchipps said...

Great card Sue, it is so nice to see some girly colours. The bow is fantastic and I love the way you have weaved the ribbon.

Julia Watts said...

Stunning card. Love the soft colours. Don't know how you're finding time to blog so often! Love, Julia xxx

Kazbomps said...

I love the felt flowers. This is something I will be trying out soon. Another lovely card. Karen x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovin' those flowers!!

Helen said...

Really pretty card and I love the colours!

Lorraine said...

i love these colours sue so pretty a gorgeous card xx

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Love how you've used the ribbon on this one.
Take care.
Love and Light to everyone.
Suz x

PaulineC said...

I just love what you have done with the ribbons, and thanks for the tips on using the flower die.

ang said...

Hi sue
lovely card and colours this is the edgibility I needed to have, but how do you go all around the page
ang

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is so pretty. I love how you did the ribbon. TFS.

Hellma said...

What a gorgeous card

Barbara Phillips said...

A beautiful card in lovely pastel shades. Its nice to see a girly card from you.

Fiona said...

Very pretty - love the ribbon weaving

Christine Faulkner said...

Love the colours so soft and feminine. The ribbon is so pretty to. Christine x

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful pastel card. So girly , girly. Those flowers are gorgeous. Hugs x ChrisB

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card and the colours are really lovely. Can't wait until Friday (payday) and I can then get the edgeabilities.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. As always I love your bows. Marie-Louise

PaulaB said...

Just when I think your cards can't get any better. Love the colours and the way you have used the ribbon. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Paula B

LellyJelly said...

Another fun card - this looks almost citrussy.x

KimberleyG said...

I wish I could see the flowers in person; a photo just doesn't do the felt justice. Love the multi-coloured bow.

Vee said...

wow, sue, you are on a roll. as you stated it is a departure from your usual palette, but i like it.

Rufus said...

LOVE the way you twined/braided your ribbon through the scallops, gorgeous!
R/

Kath said...

Hi Sue, i love the colours, they are not what i would uaually go for but they look great together. Kath x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Love the card, the colours are so soft.

Julie x

craftynana said...

I just love the muted colours in this Sue absolutely blooming beautiful

dutchess said...

its glorious Sue....the colours are lovely and subtle and its just perfect how would I love to get a card like that never mind be able to make it!!!! missed the A$ masks any idea when they will be back? take care Margaret

Moni said...

Gorgeous card. Hugs;moni

Svetlana said...

Great card!! so calm colors!!
Svetlana xx

Sue said...

I love the flowers and vintage ribbon on this one x

Sandra Fiddy said...

I love the colours and the flowers and vintage ribbon. A beautiful card.

Sandra

Phil D said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love it

Jan said...

I love your cards as they are so 3D and one day soon, when I have and hour or two to spare I will put your blog on, look at my favorite card and have a go at making it or one like it depending on which dies I have. Thank you for your inspiration

DEBBIE said...

LOVELY CARD SUE MUST TRY THIS ONE HOPE IT COMES OUT A BITE LIKE YOURS
FROM DEBBIE

Jacqueline941 said...

I love all of your cards, but this one in particular, I especially like the colours they are so pretty.
Jackie x

Neha Jain said...

i loved it

Chloe's Nan said...

I love this card!!

Anonymous said...

love it sue, all your cards are gorgeous, hugs julie uk
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Mimi said...

I love those flowers! Great job one the card!