Tuesday, 22 November 2011

All That Glitters!

Good morning to all!  Today is the last day of my POTW shows, but the lovely Christine Emberson from the Spellbinders design team will be taking over.  I do hope that you will give her all your support as she will be doing her very first TV shows ever!  Since Christine is helping me with the shows, I am able to fly home to be with my family so a huge thank you goes out to her!
Today's post is a really simple, but elegant card that can be used for any sort of occasion with a simple change of the sentiment.  I have to admit to a strangely odd propensity towards glitter card lately.  I really have never used it ever, but I started using black glitter card behind negative cut out pieces, then white glitter card found it's way into my stash.  Recently, I found this piece of background card at my local craft shop for 39p for a 12" x 12" and  I couldn't resist it!  The pink was soft enough and the pattern on it was rather nice so this is where it has ended up!  As you can see, I did use some white glitter card as a matting layer between my piercing and bottom layer.  I really like it just peeking out as it kind of helps to balance the bold glitterings of the background piece.  As for the focal element, it is quite simply a piece of white card that has been die cut with the fleur de lis square die template and then topped with two pieces cut from the fancy tags two die and then mounted diagonally across each other.  They form a really pretty scrolly square that just sits a top the fleur de lis square very nicely.  I stamped my sentiment and then cut it out with one of the smallest fleur de lis squares, inked it a bit to frame it with the Victorian Velvet distress ink and mounted it in the centre of the focal element.  the white frilly edged ribbon made a splendid bow for this creation and I topped it with a pink button and a bit of pastel pink bakers twine.  I added a few tiny pink pearls from my craft stash to accent the corners and complete the card.   All in all, a very quick, easy card to put together.  You could change it to a "thank you" or a "special day" or something similar without any trouble at all.  Hope you like it.  All for now, Sue x

113 comments:

melanie said...

This is a stunning card love the colours Melanie xxx

Neha Jain said...

wow

Jenn Zeeb said...

what a beautiful card

Bea said...

great card as ever - hope you have a good break with your family - at least it should be warmer than here!!

Eemeli said...

That glitter is just fabulous and I love the soft colors on your card.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

mags said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the soft colours you have used. Hope you have a good break and enjoy.
Mags
x

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card Sue looking forward to your shows with Christine today, enjoy your thanksgiving with your family
heather x

Julia Watts said...

Love the colours on this card. Have a safe journey tomorrow. Love, Julia xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue fantastic card really pretty. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. Hugs x ChrisB

Elizabeth said...

I love glitter card and I love this card. Enjoy your well deserved rest Sue.
Looking forward to today's shows.

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

HI Sue, WOW another amazing card, a lovely and elegant feminine card.
Love the colours and the little hint of sparkle.
Safe journey tomorrow.
Hugs Amanda x

Vee Cassidy said...

This is so lovely, Sue. You have really spoiled us with so many beautiful cards and yet still doing wonderful things for all those live shows. You have worked hard and you deserve thanks for all the inspiration, so this card sentiment should really be directed back to you. Have a wonderful thanksgiving and I give thanks for you providing a week of interesting shows and information. Vee x

Sandra F said...

A delicate card. I love the elegance of it.

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, but aren't they all can honestly say there is not one of your cards i don't admire. You have done a great job this week, good luck to Christine, enjoy your break. it is well deserved.

DI said...

Another beautiful card have a lovely time and enjoy Thanksgiving.

sandra(misty) said...

Another great card sue I love the delicate colours have a great time in the US

pamela said...

Another lovely Sue and a Very Happy Thanksgiving for Thursday.

Maggie said...

Beautiful card, looks so delicate.
Maggie

Fiona said...

Lovely card - enjoy your trip home - have a good Thanksgiving

Anonymous said...

Hi sue what a gawjuss card but thats nothing new all your cards are brilliant have a lovely thanks giving and hope to see you on our telly again soon xx Alison (applepie)

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Happy Thanksgiving.

SusieB said...

A that's such a pretty card, I want to make it!!!! You always have such lovely sentiments on your cards. I never seem to find what I am looking for :-(. Have a great break, see you on TV soon x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue smashing card yet again thank you for sharing all your lovely cards with us. Hope you have a lovely time with your family, and we will see you very soon on the TV again. Special seasonal wishes to you and your family. Lots of love Jenny L

Susanne said...

I love the glitter and the soft colours...
Hugs Susanne

Maryann said...

Wonderful card again Sue, and I admit, I just love anything glittery he he. This is beautiful and as you say useful for any occasion, so tha´t´s pretty cool.
Hope you´re having a great time with your family for Thanksgiving. Just enjoy yourself and have fun, and a nice and safe trip I hope.

Jan said...

Stunning card Sue. Have a wonderful time with your family xx Jan

Rita said...

Fabulous card Sue. I am just waiting on those dies arriving any day now. Enjoy the time with your family and I will support Christine too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Maggie said...

A lovely luxurious card Sue I like the pastel colour combo too. Have a nice break you have certainly earned it!!! Great shows really looking forward to seeing Christine I have admired her work for ages.

Maggie H

bhavana said...

What a beautiful stunning card, Have been enjoying the shows, although I missed mondays! Have a safe trip back to the family, enjoy Thanksgiving! Cant wait to see you back on C&C.

marg said...

Safe journey Sue
Have a lovely time !
Looking forward to seeing Christine
Love Marg

dutchess said...

absolutely lovely Sue...just my kinda card....and I love glitter too even though it can be the devils own to stick ribbon to!...lovely have a wonderful trip home...got my old mum home yesterday after 2 months in hospital at 93 she is a miracle take care Margaret

DEBBIE said...

NICE CARD WATCHING ALL YOUR DEMOS ON CC
LOELY CARDS
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
FROM DEBBIE

Sandra said...

Fantastic card as always Sue
Sandra x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really pretty card with lovely soft colours.
Have a good time with your family-hope to see you back soon.

Eileen x

sheila said...

I just love this...have glitter card never used thanks Sue

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. Hope everything is ok with your family.
Sue

Seom said...

This is a ver pretty card and just up my ally I'm a pink girl. I love the little accent of glitter less is more.. I can't wait each day to see what card is being shown. I'm sad today will be your last on c&c for a while. Hurry back...

Anonymous said...

Yet another beautiful card. I love this one and as I have both sets of the dies you have used I will be trying it out. Plenty of glitter card but none that is patterned so will have to think of an alternative. Looking forward to meeting Christine this-afternoon and seeing what else you have come up with. Have a safe trip and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Frances

Elaine L said...

Sue, another great card that looks fantastic but is quick to make. Look forward to watching you again today and have a good journey back across the pond!
Elaine

Anna said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card, I have some similar paper, you've inspired me again! Safe journey home and enjoyable family times.

Anna x

jollyjoyce said...

I totally agree Sue this is very elegant. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family and try not to spend too much money on craft bits when the sales start in the shops after the holiday.
Joyce

lion_tamer said...

Love my daily trip to your blog your card is as always an inspiration. Have a great Thanksgiving with your family xx

Vie Carter said...

loved the glitter too

easy on the eye, loving card

Vie Carter
x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue - stunning - going to buy some glitter card!! Kay x

Jackie D said...

Soft and pretty - reminds me of you Sue.....another lovely card. I used glitter card once in my GC and had it on every piece I cut for ages but as a peek through background it looks great. Looking forward to seeing Christine's ideas today.

Happy Thanksgiving

love from Jackie D

Gwen Marsden said...

Another fantastic card, so pretty. Have a safe journey

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue. My Christmas wish list is getting longer by the day. Have a safe flight back home and a very Happy Thanksgiving with your family.

Sue said...

brilliant card luv sue x

Stephen Cresswell said...

Sue
Another lovely card - have a good thanksgiving holiday, you deserve it after this last week.

Ann Pepall said...

Wow, wow, wow one inspirational card, must have a go.
Ann. X

Anonymous said...

What a really pretty card Sue.
Have a safe journey home. Hope to see you on telly again soon.
Janet Babar xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue gorgeous pretty girly card. Jumping around here in excitement as you have just said my card shown at end of 12o'clock show was stunning. Oh thank you so much

safe journey
lorraine

Boo said...

Fab card. really pretty. have a wonderful time x x

Judith said...

Sitting by the pool on vacation at my Florida villa - but had to have a peek at what you were up to this week while I was away -saw your pow launch on c & c before I came - so have some lovely goodies to look forward to ony return - just ready for last minute Christmas cards- as always for me!! - even Florida sunshine can't keep me away!!!

Jillybean said...

I have been sparked back into action to use my Spellbinders stuff by watching the Create and craft pick of the week. Hummbling to see such stamina!

A beautiful card thank you for all your inspration.

Happy Thanksgiving, Travel Safe
Jillyx

GoonerGirl said...

Stunning card. Chris xx

Crafty mop said...

Fab card sue , it's mad what you can do with a bit of card that started out just white and very plain and very boring.....it makes me smile.....x

CathyinMN said...

I love this card; it is so beautiful! Love everything about it! TFS!

CraftyLoops said...

Sue this card is beautiful. Im with you where glitter is concerned. I didnt bother with it at all but lately Im finding it sneaking into projects more and more....and on my hands, face, hair....on the cat! lol. Love the pink glittered paper. Its a beautiful card. I hope you have a lovely time back at home. Lee xx

Craftychris said...

This is so girly and sparkly, gorgeous! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday. xx

craftymum said...

Great card Sue. I love these dies
Sarah x

Fuchsia said...

I really love the button in the bow its gorgeous !

have a fabby visit home Sue safe journey x

Kate's Cards said...

Another winner Sue.
Have a good visit with your family and enjoy Thanksgiving. Don't overdo the pumpkin pie!
xxx

Tracy said...

Another beauty Sue.
Hope you have a lovely break.

Lindyloo said...

As this card is asking to be admired in all its glory, I can visualize a Southern Belle, Scarlet O'Hara, parading around in a sparkling pink taffeta gown, wanting every admiring glance.(Oh (Ashley), don't you think I look pretty?) Ha,Ha.
Just thought your off to southern quarters tomorrow, that's probably what put this image in my head. Be safe and I truly hope you find your father (& mum of course) in good health. Regards Linda
ps.Still on cloud nine!

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card.
Have a wonderful holiday with your family
Sue H

Carole said...

Beautiful Sue! Christine is lovely! Have a great time with your family - hope your Mom and Dad are doing ok and I'm sure they are as excited about seeing you as you are them! Safe journey, Carole Z x

LellyJelly said...

At first glance I thought this was a baby card - pretty in pink!
Seems I can post again, congratulations to the winners on the previous post. Sue, have a lovely time with your family this Thanksgiving. Safe journey.x

Janet said...

I just love this one, girly pink and lacey - wow

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful, safe journey and have a lovely time with your family. Best wishes Edwina

Helen said...

how lovely and elegant, gorgeous backing paper xxx

smittenstamper said...

Hi sue ,beautiful card ...very sweet colours...have a fab holiday you deserve the rest..love Wilma..xx

Lilybeau said...

This is stunning cant wait to give it a go
thanks for all your inspiration xx

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh - this is totally gorgeous! I love it!

-Wenche

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, love the glitter! Many congratulations to all the winners. Have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family Sue, hope your Father is much better.
Regards Anne Rx

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, the subtle colours are so lovely!!. Thanks MariaS

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous, would expect nothing less. Have recorded all the shows from today so will enjoy them later. I also got to order the GC and the pick of the day multi buy which is my Christmas present. I am bouncing up and down here. Thanks for all the brilliant shows and I hope you have a great time with the family.

shells-crafts said...

Simply stunning!!!

Clai01 said...

Really lovely card Sue, hope you have a nice break, looking forward to seeing Christine on tv
also, Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Love the card!!!

Christine was BRILLIANT!!! PLease pass on congratulations to her!

And Happy Thanksgiving!!! I think wish we had something similar in UK

Debbie

yorkie said...

Hi Sue another work of art hope you have a safe trip home and I look forward to your next visit
Have a great thanksgiving with your family

Theresa

Crafty mop said...

Sue have a happy thanksgiving with your folks .....safe journey x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

PaulineC said...

You are so clever with the way you layer the various dies. Another gorgeous card.

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue! I love that bow too :) Safe travels home and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sonia said...

Another stunning card and without too much effort. Having that lovely shimmery background really sets everything off. Thanks Sue. Safe journey there and back.
Sonia - St Helens

jane said...

Love the card great combo ,hope you have a good holiday, hope you will be ale to find time on your return to make that DVD on Spellbinders LOL

Jane xx

Dealbaida said...

What a delicious card! Love everything about this Sue, the colour, the sparkle, the lacey diecut.... just everything.

Thank you for all the inspiration and pleasure you bring and for this week's wonderful programmes. Have a very happy Thanksgiving Day with your dad but make sure you come back to us before too long.

Safe trip!
Marion

sheila said...

Hello Sue,
I was introduced to your blog today and am absolutely bowled over by the most beautiful, aweinspiring cards you have made. I look forward to followeing your blog with enthusiasm. Have a super time with your family.

Wellington said...

Gorgeous! Such a simple way to make a focal point, but it looks so elaborate

lilygee said...

Wishing you a very well deserved break for Thanksgiving Sue. I noticed too that you are using glitter card now - it's funny - I used to use it an awful lot and then went off it. After seeing you put the glitter card behind the negatives I thought it looked really glamorous. This is also such a pretty card Sue. Will miss you but Christine has some lovely ideas too. Take care
lilygeexxx

Val Rich said...

Have loved watching your shows on C&C, always beautiful and elegant cards. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Love Val Rich

bhavana said...

Just wanted to say that Christine did a fantastic job covering for you! Enjoy your trip and hope to see all your new inspiration very soon on the blog and on c&c!

Jenny, said...

yumm lovin the pink :)

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, a very pretty card for any occasion x
Barbara Daines

Trulyblessed said...

very feminine - pretty

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Sue, put your feet up now your shows were brilliant, no room left on my sky now lol.
Hugs Anne x

KimberleyG said...

Very pretty. I love that glitter paper that you found for the background.

marybou said...

another pretty card sue, have a safe trip back home (but get back soon with more ideas and inspiration!!!!)
lots of hugs
marybou

Sandra Riley ..... said...

Gorgeous, pretty card Sue, Christine was fab on C@C today, you would have never guessed it was her first time!
Does Christine have a blog too???
Have a lovely holiday xx
Sandra Riley

baa-me-chick said...

Beautiful once again! Nicki xx

Rufus said...

Another gorgeous card! Fly safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
R/

miislucky said...

I love the softness of this card. It is very pretty!!! Mimi

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love this one, Pink and white were made for each other,add sparkle and well its got to be a WOw!!!
Carol x

Uta said...

Wonderful card!

CraftyJo said...

So pretty and soft.

Irene Thacker said...

Love this must try it, keep up the bril work as I need you to get inspiration lol

ang said...

really lovely card ang

Rach83 said...

I saw this card on one of the POTW shows and thought it was gorgeous. Love the background paper and of course the dies are super. The fleur de lis squares are top of my Spellbinder wishlist. x

shells-crafts said...

oh wow. this is absolutely stunning. love the delicateness with the soft pink colour. just love, love it!

Shelley said...

Very pretty

Crafty mop said...

Beautiful x

Current said...

Love the card!!! Christine was BRILLIANT!!! PLease pass on congratulations to her! And Happy Thanksgiving!!! I think wish we had something similar in UK Debbie