Sunday, 2 October 2011

A Quick Card For You

Hi there blog friends!  I did say that I was going to try to blog more often, didn't I?  My goal is to actually get all the cards that |I make up on the blog at one time or another.  I have a backlog of cards from previous shows that have never seen blogland so I am hopefully going to be able to get them all up here in the coming weeks.  I used the postage stamp dies from Spellbinders on this card as I love the way they look with the fleur de lis edgeability insert die.  This is a very simple sketch layout which works really well if you are in need of a quick card.  I used a couple of decorative background papers that aren't actually matching papers (they are from two different companys), but I rather liked the way they looked together.  I just love stripes and polka dots together.  See you don't have to have perfect matches in everything!  I was in a green mood that day so I added some green card for the mat and the border along with some green vintage ribbon as an embellishment.  More swirls for interest , black rhinestone swirls this time (I am in love with them, they are so much fun and  great for filling in areas on your cards that just scream out for something more).  I finished my edge with piercing all the way around for this one as it makes a great frame for your cards.  Hope you enjoy it! 
  Just to let everyone know I see we have hit the taget for our blog candy drawing, but I am currently back in the States visiting my parents for a few weeks.  I will do the drawing as soon as I return to the Uk around the middle of the month.  FYI, if you sign up for a follower before the drawing, you will be included  too.  All for now, Sue x

40 comments:

Maryann said...

WOW such a beautiful card here again. I love that olivegree color, and it looks so cool with the black too, and the swirls just finish it of completely. Gorgeous work.
And a big CONGRATULATION too, I can see you have just hit exactly 1800 followers now, it really goes fast now. You´ll soon hit the 2000 I´m sure.
HAve a great sunday and lots of fun.

DEBBIE said...

HI SUE MUST TRY THIS ONE
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
FROM DEBBIE

Hazel said...

I've just been pointed in your direction by CD Sunday challenge blog. Your cards are beautiful and I can see them more clearly than I can on TV. I'll be checking in regularly now, thank you. Hazel

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely card will copy the layout idea. Hope your parents are getting on okay. hugs Bee

starcyl said...

This is so pretty and I love spots and stripes together too. This is just the kind of thing I'd love to fall through my letterbox.
Jenny x

Julia Watts said...

Love this card. So many colours look great with black. Contrast papers work well too. Love, Julia xxx

marg said...

Hello sue
Hope you having a lovely time and your parents are on the mend..
I have been so intent on all your new cards I didn't notice you had reach the Blog target...So good luck everyone !
love Marg

Karen said...

Your combinations of colours are wonderful - I love the latest creations using the edgeabilities and nesties too. Thanks for sharing as always!

Rita said...

Sue,you have now introduced me to a whole new range of colours. Stunning card, I love the olive green and the black to-gether. Hope your Mum & Dad are lots better and looking forward to your return. Keep Safe. Hugs Rita xxx

Fuchsia said...

Lovely contrast !

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and the colours are stunning. Love the swirly pearls!

Eileen x

Clai01 said...

The postage stamps edging seems to be coming really popular , i like it! Glad you now have the 1800 members , shows how very popular you are Sue, thanks for sharing your ideas and photos.

Hellma said...

Great card, love the green.

PaulineC said...

This is great getting a card a day. Hope your parents are doing well.

Sandra said...

Stunning card Sue and i love the postage die,love the colours you have used ,i wouldn't have thought of putting green with black ans white but it goes perfectly ,thanks so much for the insperiation xxx

Sandra Fiddy said...

Another lovely card. I hope you have a nice time out with your parents and that they are well.

Papercraft By Carole said...

I love mixing and matching stuff from my stash too - lovely card as ever. Cxx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a stunning card.

KimberleyG said...

I'm sure you're having a nice time with your folks. Time with family is usually precious. Safe journey home.

Uta said...

Great card. The green matches perfect with black. Perfect!

Hugs, Uta

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Postage stamp die, yet another one to add to my long list. Lovely colours.
Sue

Fiona said...

I have just got the fleur de lis set so will have to have a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carole said...

Gorgeous Sue, I will try this layout for sure. I am really liking the postage stamp Dies...they are on my list! Hope your parents are doing okay and your mum is much better X Carole

Anonymous said...

love it sue all your cards are gorgeous hugs julie uk
julielazenby@ymail.com

Crafty mop said...

love this postage stamp die think i may have to purchase great card once again thanks for sharing..have a great time with your family

gill said...

Love the swirly gems I hope you bring them to C+C

Gill

Sarpreet said...

hi Sue, I love this card, and a great layout to reuse time again. I love layouts like that. I hope all is well with your parents this time. Enjoy yourself, and hopefully see you soon. You did an amazing job on the tv. Look forward to seeing more posts from you on the blog

LellyJelly said...

Loved the postage stamp die from the moment I set eyes on it!
Hope your parents are doing okay at the moment.xx

Bixi Sparkles said...

I adore all of your elegant and beautifully detailed cards, Sue. It's wonderful to see more of them, keep blogging as often as you can :o)

Lorraine said...

another stunner sue have a great time with your parents xx

The Wife said...

Yet another beautiful card, Sue. I'm loving the DVD!

Wellington said...

Ah right, just reminded me which nesties I want next - the postage stamp ones. Do I get them before the ironworks dies though? It's no good, I have bo idea which one to get first!

freedom99 said...

Love the cards i really like getting your posts in my email it makes my day and gets me into my craft room.
I believe you are back on tv at the end of October can't think what you might have for us this time but i am going to be bankrupt that's for sure.
Hope everyone is well back home.

Rufus said...

Love to see all your cards! Hope you're having a good time on this side of the pond and that your folks are well. Thanks for sharing.
R/

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Another fab card and colour combination.
Love and Light
Suz x

Christine said...

Hi Sue, loving this postage stamp die, my wish list is so long now I must start and buy to reduce it. lol.
Hope all is well with you and your folks.
Hugs
Christine xx

Joanne K said...

Lovely card x

Vee said...

another winner. i am loving all of the additional posts. thanks for sticking to your word. lol...gives me something to do in the evenings now that our weather is experiencing a cold snap.

Barbara Phillips said...

This card is so different with the shades of green and black. Loving the pearl swirls and have just got the postage dies. Great that you are posting so many cards as it gives us all inspiration.

miislucky said...

Great card Sue! I wouldn't have thought of putting green with this at all but you make it work as always :)