Monday, 21 November 2011

The Simple Things!

Hi guys!  It's Monday morning and I am not scheduled for shows today until this afternoon at 4pm and 6pm. The support has been amazing for the blog (thank you so much!) and we went over our target goal so quickly and since we reached our goal of 2000 followers, I will be back later today with a separate  post of the winners! Check back midday to see if your name is drawn!
  I love this card as it is so simple.  There is nothing tricky at all, just four small lace doilies cut in black for the background, mounted on to a piece of cream card.  Then I cut one large Labels 23 and added the matching pearl Nestabling. I stamped my sentiment then cut it out using the next size smaller in the Labels 23 set,  added a bit of Antique Linen distress ink and then mounted the nestabling on it also. Done!  Oh and some piercing around the edge, but that's all.  I love cream and black together (it looks like it is yellow, but it is truly cream and black in real life) and it always makes such an elegant card, doesn't it?  And the sentiment is simple and perfectly apropos for this card too I think.  We need more of these reminders in our busy lives sometimes.  I am heading off on Wednesday to see my folks for Thanksgiving (a quaint American holiday involving family, friends and way too much food!) but it is one of the simple things in life that I love.  I promise to keep the blog busy while I am away if you promise to visit it!  All for now, Sue x

91 comments:

melanie said...

Stunning I hope you have a great time back home will be watching you again today ,they all have been great shows well done. Melanie

mags said...

Such a classy card Sue. I agree that cream and black look gorgeous together. I do like the nestabling too.
Mags
x

Jan said...

love the card, want the pearls x

Lynne M said...

Simply elegant. Back to work today but hoping to catch your 6pm show Sue. Have a great day everyone. Lol Lynne M

Maryann said...

So true as it´s said, and often we actually even enjoy these little things a lot more, than we ever show.We just forget a bit to tell it, I think, but how often don´t we stand gigling over something? I know I do, and I don´t think, I´, that special thoug, so I´m sure many more does too? ha haha.
Your card is again soo beautiful Sue, and I love all the bling, you´ve added to it here.
Congratulations with the 2000 followers now, it was really fast this time LOL. And have a wonderful trip to see yourr folks for Thanksgiving, Hope you´ll have a wonderful time and a safe journey as well. Take good care.

Hellma said...

Very true Sue, love your strikingly elegant card, enjoy your break, mes think you truly deserve it. Hope when you get back we can get a wee sneak peek of the cutest thing you ever helped make which has to be wee Leah, hope she is doing fine.
Helenxx

Jan said...

Love this Sue I have those shapes can't wait to play. xx Jan

Christine said...

Lovely and I agree, cream and black looks so stylish xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue, black and cream combo is so chic. Love the Nestabling.
Enjoy the break and have a great Thanksgiving.
Will be tuning in.
Hugs Amanda x

WencheP said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the pearsl.... Looks so elegant.

-Wenche

CraftyLoops said...

Woooowhoooo!! A massive Congratulations of hitting your target of 2'000+ Sue. Im sure you are delighted. My goodness you have been busy havent you? This card is so beautiful, I love the Nestabling, it really gives the card that Wow factor. I think there is something so elegant and sophisticated about cream and black together. Youve done an amazing job as always. And I hope you have a safe trip home to the USA and wish you and your family a very Joyful Thanksgiving. I hope you eat lots and have good aul craic with your family (as us Northern-Irish say!). Bye for now....Lee xx

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card. May be simple but still looks stunning. Will miss you - have a lovely break. Love, Julia xxx

bhavana said...

Another beautiful card, loving the nesta bling! Wow over 2000 followers now, so giveaway time, and over 100 comments on your last two blogs, so another two giveaways!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!

Carole said...

Wow...well done on all the new followers...and hello to you all!!! Another fab card Sue, will be recording the shows today as it's Monday and work :(
Have a great time with your family and a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving,
Carole Z x

smittenstamper said...

HI Sue....love this card...the sentiment is so true....was crafting with my two crafting buddy's yesterday..had such fun and a good laugh.....made a card using some of your techniques that i watched on C&C over the weekend...think i am going to be making lots of ribbon roses ..just love them....thanks for sharing ..love Wilma xx

DI said...

Simple is sometimes better another lovely card X

Alison said...

lovely card once again sue, enjoy your break. Alison xx

LellyJelly said...

Lovely sentiment - have a super time with your family.x

Carol said...

Hi Sue, I only found this and registered because of you shows for the C&C pick of the week. Wow this blog will keep me going with inspiration for months to come. Well done, I emailed the live shows over the weekend hoping to get read out but sadly it never happened. Have a rest today before I see you back on my screen at 4pm and happy thanks giving with your folks x

Fuchsia said...

Morning Sue Lovely card those pearls are lovely !
I was supposed to to Christmas cards the weekend but was poorly so didn't get any done
Hope Hubby has took the hint on the dies sets for Christmas :0)

Clai01 said...

I visit your blog most days Sue, as i love to see your pretty cards and read your tips and techniques, Happy Thansgiving when it arrives , have a great day with your folks!

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card and yet so simple. Brilliant.

pinky said...

Amazing number of followers, I only joined yesterday and can't believe how many has joined since then!! But no wonder, its a blog full of inspiration and I will no doubt spend many hours over older posts. I love your card today, very classy and beautiful selection of dies used.

Ayelet said...

First of all - CONGRATULATIONS for the (over) 2000 followers!!!
Now, the card, as usual, very elegant and pretty :) and I'm glad it's cream and not yellow...

Ger said...

I love how you get so much out of each die and I'll be visiting every day as usual. Congrats on the 2000 plus! Ger x.

baa-me-chick said...

Yay for the followers target!!! This shows just how much you inspire us all. I am LOVING watching the shows & haven't missed one yet........infsct i'm generally crafting along with you :-)
A very classy card once again!
Thanks & enjoy Thanksgiving. Nicki xx

Fiona said...

Lovely card and another one that uses dies I have - a bonus!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sue

Really pretty card. I love all your cards and wish I could be as creative with my ideas as you are. You never run out of ideas...what an imagination you must have.

Yes of course we will visit your blog while you are away. But don't let it spoil the time you have with your folks, that is really precious.

Take care Elizabeth x

Maggie said...

Simply Lovely Sue! have enjoyed shows so far lots of inspiration too. Loving the boxes! Have a great time with your family.

Maggie

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card. The doilies certainly fram the sentiment really well. Chris xx

craftymum said...

yet another lovely card Sue. I like the doilies
sarah x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card, you always give good ways to ues our dies....Thank you Love Christine Jones

Anonymous said...

sorry spelt use wrong Christine x

Anonymous said...

hi sue
have watched all your shows over the weekend your cards are simply gorgeous... many thanks for sharing them with us..xx
luv Amanda xx

Wellington said...

Beautiful card as ever Sue :) And thank you so much for demo-ing the organza ribbon flowers on the launch show last Friday - I shall be playing later :D

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Bling and all the shows
Have a lovely Thanksgiving !
Love Marg

Kate's Cards said...

Love the card, love the sentiment - nuff said!! xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, loved the shows and the demo on the organza ribbon roses. The cards are simply beautiful as ever, will try some of them when i receive my order, many thanks Sue x . Yvonne

Boo said...

morning sue, another fantastic card. well done on the milestone of followers!!

Have a wonderful time visiting your family celebrating thanksgiving. Travel safe

Sarah B

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, have a wonderful time with your folks at home & see you soon on tv again we hope. Safe journey. Ann W

Ang said...

Simple but very pretty. Congrats on the 2000 followers :)

Gwen Marsden said...

Loving all your shows this week and this card is gorgeous

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Love the cream and black on this beautiful card.
Will have to try the nestabling!

Eileen x

Sandra F said...

Great card. Loving your shows and have recorded them all so far

Maggie said...

lOVELY CARD, ENJOYED WATCHING YOU ON TV YOU ARE A GREAT INSPIRATION.
MAGGIE

Elaine L said...

Black and cream go so well together and love the simplicity of this card - a great one to make if you don't have too much time. Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with you family.
Elaine x

Anonymous said...

A great card Sue,
Looking forwards to this pm shows on c&c
xxx Janet Babar

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, your shows were a great success again, looking forward to the two later!. Enjoy your time with your family and Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Thanks, MariaS

sandra(misty) said...

Great card again sue I love it when you make a card with one of the die I have so I can play
Enjoy your trip to the states wish I was coming with you only been in the states for one thanksgiving must o again

jollyjoyce said...

Fantastic shows as usual. Spent nearly all weekend transferring your demos to disk as the Sky+ box was almost full. Looking forward to the next demos. - Joyce

Missmizog said...

What a really lovely card. So nice to get into work and use the web, home one has gone down and BT cannot fix it until tomorrow.
Sue

CraftyJo said...

I promise to keep reading :) Lovely card.

Tracy said...

Another winner.
I watched shows I'd taped last night with my nose pressed against the TV so I could see everything - my daughter said I looked like a kid watching cartoons. One demo used Parisian accents - so I had to have it!

Vie Carter said...

Elegant card, I have these dies so will have a go at copying you

Vie Carter
x

Becky Dunham said...

For a "simple" card, this looks very complicated :) If you had not explained how simple it was, I would have never even attempted it. Now if I just had all those supplies, I feel certain even I could accomplish it! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Sue. Safe travels!

Anonymous said...

I love this card Sue getting ready to watch you on C&C have a brilliant holiday (you deserve it) I will still be popping in to read your blog to see what card you have posted congratulations to all the winners of the blog candy
hugs from Heather

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - cream and black make perfect partners. Safe trip and happy holidays. Elizabeth x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue Woweeeeeee they just keep coming your lovely designs. Lots of love Jenny L

marybou said...

This is a beautiful 'simple' card, just for those occasions when you need to make a 'fast' card (if there is such a thing!) I have no cream card so may try it in pale yellow. Have a safe journey back home and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.
lots of hugs
Marybou x

Kelly M said...

Stunning card. Going to try this x

Jackie D said...

You say simple but it appears anything but....the wonder of Spellbinders and your imagination. Thank you Sue. Have a restful holiday and enjoy your family.

love from Jackie D

jane said...

Hi sue have a safe journey don't stay away to long. The card is lovely just a few elegant touchers thats all it needs some times
Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue-well you've done it again! another fab design and another fab show. Had to add yet another set of dies to my stash thanks to your wonderful ideas.Good job my husband admires your work too.
Have a safe trip home and enjoy the time with your family. Come back soon. Thanks for all your inspiration. p.s, this is my first post on a blog, :-))

PaulineC said...

Lovely card very effective though reasonably simple. Enjoy your trip. You have worked so hard recently on C & C you really do deserve a break.

Sue said...

Simply beautiful Luv Sue x

sheena cambridge said...

Sue, i have to say your one of my favourite crafters . I always love when u come to the uk, to share your lovely tips and inspiration,your the best. Safe trip back home, hope to see u back soon. Happy thanksgiving may God bless you.xxxx

KimberleyG said...

So Thanksgiving is strictly a North American holiday? We Canadians celebrate around the 10th of October so I've already had my turkey. I can't imagine celebrating it so close to Christmas as the Americans since you'd just finish turkey leftovers in time to cook another bird.

Shelley said...

Beautiful card. Have a safe trip.

Trulyblessed said...

Very simple but stylish. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

wow fab card as always. love the shows on c&c

Barbara Phillips said...

The shows have been fantastic, have taped most of them and you have taken up a large chunk of my sky memory, much to hubbys annoyance.
Hope you have a lovely holiday but dont stay away too long!!!

elkearts&crafts said...

Hi Sue,
I like the way you have used the 4 black pieces and the colours. As I have placed an order with C&C today, I will soon be able to play with some new dies - can hardly wait.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Elaine J

Irene Thacker said...

Just a genius is the only word for you sue simply lovely

Dragonlady said...

Thanks to Leonie I have now found your blog Sue. I can't believe it has taken me so long!!! I just wanted to say what stunning examples you make and I always try to watch you on C & C as I know I will get loads of inspiration from you.
Thank you so much for all you do and yes I did buy one of the POD - set one as they are terrific value.

Big hugs Ali x

dutchess said...

Have a wonderful thanksgiving Sue...we will be celebrating too with our American friend who cook us some of the most amazing food...so glad you will be back home with the folks...have a wonderful time....take care Margaret

Sandra said...

Yet another stunning card Sue
Sandra x

Sonia said...

Such an elegant card - love the pearls nestabling. You never cease to inspire with all your great ideas and tips. Didn't realise you had a blog until weekend when it was mentioned on Leoni's show. Never blogged before but I am so glad I found your site. Have a safe trip back home. Blessings.
Sonia - St Helens

Craftychris said...

This is fab and so simple too! I am glad you are able to get the time to celebrate Thanksgiving,you certainly deserve it - you work so hard and bring us so many ideas and inspiration. Have fun! xx

Sandra M said...

Hi Sue - have absolutely loved following you on Create and Craft. This card is brilliant and I can't wait until I can try to recreate it.
Keep up the good work your cards are so inspirational.

lilygee said...

Good Evening everyone and congratulations to the candy winners! As usual a most beautiful card Sue and thank you for all the stunning demos on C&C. Hope you have a nice break after the shows.
lots of love xxx
lilygee

lion_tamer said...

Your wonderful cards are an inspiration really elegant. Love the shows its your cards that are making the pick of the week sell out so quickly. Enjoy the time with your family you certainly deserve it xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

Rufus said...

pretty! Enjoy your Thanksgiving
R/

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Crafty mop said...

Fab card sue love the colours x

Helen said...

how very true, but we all forget sometimes xx

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, simple, elegant and beautiful. Regards Anne Rx

shells-crafts said...

Lovely card. Will attempt something similar for my dad!!!

miislucky said...

Love this one! I like how you used the Samantha Walker spellbinders. Great job!

jean.phillips1 said...

Oh, I have these dies so I can copy this card if you don't mind.