Saturday, 19 November 2011

Blossoming In Nature

Good morning!  Through the magic power of pre-scheduling my posts, you should be viewing this about the time I am hitting the road to go to the studio for my early start (but why are you up this early? LOL).  I have shows scheduled today at 8am, 1pm, 4pm, 5pm and 7pm. I love the card in today's post, but sorry there is a bit of a shadow on it in the pic.  The background was embossed with the hedged maze embossing folder on to cream card.  I wrapped two pieces of zircon green vintage ribbon around it, then mounted it atop another piece of cream card that I pierced around the edge.  For the focal element I used the square heart die in the back and the lacy circles for the sentiment.  I inked through the die with Broken China distress ink to give it a soft frame.  I mounted those on to another piece of cream card that I pierced around too.  I finished the piece with three spiral flowers made of felt in varying shades.  Aside from being a total "me" type of card for the obvious reasons, these are my favourite kind of cards as they could be given for any reason whatsoever and just make the recipient smile.  I hope you like it and you will tune in sometime today to see more in the way of cards and demos.  All for now, Sue x

114 comments:

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the layering and those felt flowers are fab. I got my order in yesterday so I can sit and enjoy your demos today.
Have a good day
claire xx
(up early as the dogs don't know its weekend lol)

Jan said...

Beautiful card, lovely roses. I need so many more of these dies but will have to get them according to my purse. Lottery day today maybe its my turn to win... Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent Sue. x

Jan said...

WOW love the splash of colour. Great shows Sue xx Jan

Lynne M said...

Beautiful card, after watching you yesterday demostrate the blossom flower with felt, its now on my list to try. The addition of subtle colour to an otherwise white on white card is inspired. thank you for sharing and have a good weekend all x x Lynne M

Bea said...

stunning card Sue - thanks for remnder of your shows

Julia Watts said...

Stunning card Sue. Just seen it on TV. Love, Julia xxxx

Anonymous said...

As i write this i am seeing the card on the tv. This is such a beautiful card and the use of colour inspired.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Amanda x

LadyJ113 said...

A beautiful card Sue, your cards are inspirational, thank you x

Linby said...

Stunning card Sue, I love the splash of colour too. Just watching you now!

Linbyx

mags said...

Super card Sue. Your cards are very inspirational and love watching you work on TV.
Mags
x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue up nice and early to watch the shows....loving the Demos and have to admit to a red hot credit card with the nestabling!!!! fab.....recording all the shows as well to watch as I craft along! love the card thanks for all the work you put into making all these wonderful samples take care Margaret

Liz said...

love the card

smittenstamper said...

Was watching you this morning Sue on c&c...and you can imagine my delight when you mentioned your blog....i coudn't wait to follow,love all your card creations,you have inspired me in so many ways .The heart edged spellbinder will have to go on my ever growing wish list..thanks for sharing .love wilma.x. beautiful card.xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Just watched and recorded the show, as usual when you're on..Love this card so elegant. Managed to get a bundle of dies where I didn't have any of them ! So that was nice.
Have a good time and " Keep Demoing "
Love Marg

jane said...

Sue I love the colours, I dont seam to be able to get the shades of felt you use they only do very in the face colours. I will be watching all the shows but I must tell you I tape them and fastforward the bits were they talk about the dies. It would be nice if you could make a DVD with you on Spellbinders that would be fab


Jane xx

Carol D said...

I've been watching and have recorded the show so I can check out all the details of your fab creations. Love the card and love the felt flowers.

Carol xx

Lesley Craig said...

What a beautiful card. I love those flowers

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jane's comments I too would love a DVD with you and Spellbinders pleeeeeeeeeeeeeze
Love your demo's from yesterday and today and looking forward to some more over the weekend (I just wish there wasn't so much talking from the presenters and more demo's) LOL
Heather x

Lindyloo said...

This card immediately reminded me of a song. '(I feel) Pretty, oh so pretty...', (From West Side Story). Its perfect Sue. Watched your show this morning (up early to go visit my son in Uni). The first demo card was again 'so pretty'. A 'you' card but with a beautiful twist - flowers but not as we know it. (Oh shoot me someone, now I sound like a Trekkie. Lol)
Have great day all. Regards Linda

Elaine L said...

Sue - loving your demos and some really lovely samples. Always up for another DVD from you. Really like this card and it is amazing how many different ways that use use Spellbinders.
Elaine

Fuchsia said...

Stunning again! that ruler looks interesting was watching you using it this morning that is definitely a must have .

Anonymous said...

Ab Fab Sue love your cards

Ann said...

Just beautiful.
Looking forward to watching the Spellbinders shows I've recorded.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card- will record todays shows to watch later, at least we can fast forward the bits we don't need!

Eileen x

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, good luck with the shows away to press record.

Lena said...

Wow, This card is beatiful and I love it!!
Hugs from Lena

Rita said...

Fabulous shows and fantastic demos too. I love this card Sue. I need to try the paper pricking now. Hugs Rita xxx

Vie Carter said...

loved the new spellbinders dies in todays 8am show

and the card is beautiful

Vie Carter
x

Vee Cassidy said...

Oh Sue I felt my heart twang a little. Vee x

sandra(misty) said...

Another great card now I have to buy the stamps
Have watch all you shows yesterday and today a great way to spend saturday

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card, I think you have surpast yourself with this one.
Carol x

Christine said...

Beautiful and great shows, your demo techniques are superb! x

Ayelet said...

Great card!
Love the colors and those lovely soft flowers :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations sue on your wonderful samples and demonstrations on the POTW shows. I would agree with previous comments, a spellbinders DVD please. Best wishes Edwina

Sue said...

Wow That is a beautiful card, so you. Love all the layers and dies used. But those two lines of ribbon...just fab.

Sue C

Ang said...

Yet another stunning card, I think I may have to get that flower die as they look really great

Anonymous said...

What can I say, another beautiful card, and I am really enjoying your shows on C & C, but my ccard if not!
xxx Janet Babar

Anonymous said...

Stunning again Sue! Love it!! Just seen it on C&C and it's gorgeous, the felt flowers are amazing!
Kath xx

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Sue, this card is so beautiful. The flowers are just gorgeous. The embossing and die cuts are just so incredibly beautiful together. I love the little touch of blue as well. Really gorgeous card. Lee x

Craftychris said...

What can I say, fabulous! I love these colours with white. Loving your shows too - thank you x

Ciacchina said...

ma che carina!

Anonymous said...

Love this card, it is your style but it is what i like, going to watch a couple of your shows later as i am at my crop today. Good Luck with the shows Sue x. Yvonne

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, just one word - WOW! Regards, Anne Rx
P.S. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I wish I was going home to North America too........

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue,
I never would have thought felt would look like that for the flowers ..... beautiful and more lifelike I think. A new idea to play with thank you :)
Sue Hawes

Debbie said...

Simply stunning Sue, I'm enjoying the shows.You are inspirational.love Debbie x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. TFS.

PaulineC said...

Just loving your shows. Thanks for the tip about rubbing waxed paper over the dies to help to prevent the card from sticking.

I am hoping that you will post a photo of the card with the circle of white flowers, where you cut a white and a black flower at the same time. It was such an unusual card.

Maggie said...

Brilliant card, love the flowers
Maggie

Cazz said...

hi Sue, currently watching you on C&C with Loen. All your designs are inspirational. Always look forward to your shows. cazz x

lilygee said...

Hi Everyone and a very big thank you to you Sue for all the wonderful inspiration and entertainment on C&C. This card looks divine - I want to say it is one of your best but when I look at the others I just feel that they are all so attractive in their own unique way - but it is so elegant. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving for next Thursday and hope you enjoy it after all your hard work Sue - much love xxx
lilygee

Sandra said...

WOW!!!!! your cards just are simple stunnig Sue, you are one very talented lady
Sandra x

Maryann said...

Thios is awesome Sue. Love the simplicity in this and the few blue colors among the pure white. Really looks elegant. Lovely work as always hun.

pamela said...

Another beautiful card and I have recorded all your shows so far.

Barbara Phillips said...

I dont think you have ever made a card I havent liked! All your techniques and demos are inspirational and make you want to get the Grand Calibur out and have a go. You are definitely the Queen of Spellbinders!!!

Marleine said...

Hi. Love the card, Sue. I have recorded and enjoyed your shows. Keep up the good work.

DI said...

Beautiful card once again. love those flowers. missed the shows today hope to catch up with them on repeat.

Crafty mop said...

Fantastic sue the contrast in colours are wonderful . The flowers are to die for x

Stampersue said...

Hi Sue - Simply FAB U LOUS Darling!

Stampersue
X

Clai01 said...

Love the colours and the flowers and the dies and the card ... sigh sigh, wish i could buy them all , Dear Santa...

baa-me-chick said...

Inspirational once again!
I'm loving the shows.........infact i'm totally hooked!! Have fun. Nicki xx

Fiona said...

Lovely card and great shows.

bali said...

Such beautiful suttlness. love it. where do you get the time to create such beauties. A woman with maltitude talents. xx bali

Marie-Louise said...

A beautiful elegant card.

Anonymous said...

Another fab card. I have been wathcing you on tv and am always inspired. Hope it will soon be Sue Wilson in the classroom.

Lorraine x

suzannina said...

Fantastic card again, you make cards look stunning and you explain the making of it look easy with fantastic affects, looking forward to see what ideas you have on tomorrows shows, xx

Lisa M said...

Unbelievable layout. I never would have thought to do this. Thank you for opening up a new level of awareness in design for me. :)
Truly beautiful!

Susan in Devon said...

Loving all your cards and am trying to catch all your shows on C&C. You are a great inspiration and am triying out all your cards for Christmas this year. Everyone will be very impressed me thinks. Thanks

SallyB said...

Hi Sue, I've been watching your shows on C&C today and have finally got around to finding your blog! Another amazing card....as always. Sally x

Rufus said...

Wish I could see your shows here in the US. Another pretty card, like your layering.
R/

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Sue! Seriously, how do you come up with these gorgeous creations! This card is so beautiful! Good luck with your show!

Luanne said...

very very beautiful! I love the color and the layers are wonderful. those felt flowers are beautiful.

bhavana said...

I think this might be my favorite card, love it, so clean with the white back ground, the color being the flowers with the ribbon. Well done again!

starcyl said...

Just another stunner from you, I love it.
Jenny x

Bee and Dee said...

I seem to have missed this card being posted a blogger blip I think really love the flowers. Watching all the shows. Hugs bee

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD MUST TRY

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue I watched most of your airings on c and c since Friday. I missed this card yesterday. WOW it's fab as usual. Lots of love Jenny L

craftymum said...

stunning card
hugs sarah x

Sandra F said...

Beautiful card

Helen said...

How lovely, love teal it goes with everything, im really struggling to cut the blossoms out in felt, any tips would be welcome xxxx

elkearts&crafts said...

This style is one of my favourites. Classical and delicate. Been watching some of the C&C shows and about to place my order. I hope I can cut flowers in felt with my cuttlebug.

Elaine J

Sonia said...

Felt flowers are fab - one technique I will be trying out. You are such an inspiration - love watching your demos. Best wishes

Sonia - St Helens

Eemeli said...

Beautiful and elegant! I love those spiral flowers and colors match together so well.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Judith-Marie said...

Love this card.
Love watching you on TV, you are so inspirational

Jackie D said...

Another lovely card and the white with a splash of teal looks so fresh. I shall be digging out the felt next week to try it with my dies. Thank you once again Sue. I hope you haven't caught any of Martyn's bugs - but at least he did let you do some demos today without too much interruption...I was nearly shouting at the TV yesterday to let you get on with things!!
love from Jackie D

Sam Healey said...

Love the freshness of the white and the teal on this card. Stunning as always Sue ;o)

blingy crafter said...

stunning!!!! :-)

Wee Purr said...

just purrfect!!!

scrapper said...

Love the way the turquoise sets off the classic white on white background

Jean Taylor said...

I love this card. The embossed background and the lacy die both in white and then the touch of colour make this such an elegant card.

Trulyblessed said...

Wonderful, absolutely beautiful

Wee Purr said...

love the felt flowers

Anne said...

Love it! love it! love it, The nesties work great together absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs Anne x

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, have been watching all your shows today, so much inspiration. Thanks MariaS

bhavana said...

You have done some wonderful card demo's today!! Thanks Sue, you are so Great!!! wow, cant believe you have nearly 2000 followers! Well done!! Just 4 away!

GoonerGirl said...

Absolutely Stunning card the flowers are to brilliant unfortunately I missed todays show. Chris xx

bhavana said...

forgot to mention, got my creative expressions embossing plate order just in time, it was limited stock when i ordered!

Jackie Ginger said...

I love the colour of this card, and the felt flowers set it off a treat

craftynana said...

The flowers on your cards always look so beautiful I keep trying but without a lot of success but I will plod on

pinky said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning and looks so delicate and pretty.

Kate's Cards said...

Sue this card is so pretty. I love it!!

Cathy-F said...

Thank you Sue for all of the cards you have posted, this one is beautiful and I have somebody in mind to make a version of it for.

Sue said...

Wish i had been sent this blog sooner cards just fantastic and would have watched C&C if i had known the died you have used to make this card are to die for !!!! excuse the pun where oh where do i get them ????? am folowing by email now so i dont miss a thing from Luv Sue x

Sandra said...

Totally gorgeous Sue... I saw this one on your show today. Just adore your felt flowers.
Hugs
Sandra x

KimberleyG said...

Wow, lots of comments today.

I love the way your piercing is more of a focal feature than usual.

lorraine (classylady) said...

STUNNING as usual Sue. Watched all the shows, just completed my first "SUE WILSON" type card, biscuit and black, WOWEE.....does that make me a
SUEper Trouper. Thank you, thank you

Lorraine

A New Crafter said...

Dear Sue, thoroughly enjoying your shows on C&C this weekend, you are absolutely fantastic, your creations are stunning, my harddrive is almost full after this weekend.! Anne T

Tracy said...

Simply stunning!

Kimberly said...

Wonderful card...again love the colors and the design is fabulous....tfs
www.justwordz.ca

Alison said...

love love love your cards sue, they are so inspirational.

Craftycat said...

LOVE the gorgeous colours against the white. Think I'm gona have to request the die for those flowers for Xmas! x

CraftyJo said...

This is beautiful, I have that blossom die myself but really could use a video tutorial on how exactly to use it. Perhaps you've done one on TV and I missed it?

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card. Where do you come up with all of your ideas? Just love your projects!

Missmizog said...

Beautiful.

Rach83 said...

This card is so elegant, with just the touch of colour. The inspiration from your blog is just fab, Sue. Enjoy your time at home but hurry back as we can't do without you! x