Sunday, 20 November 2011

So Grateful

Hi blog friends!  I hope everyone is doing well today.  I just want to say first of all that we are well over three quarters of the way to the next blog candy draw and that is the big one!  How exciting is that! Thanks for all your support on this, I am really looking forward to reaching our target and drawing a winner!  Do not forget that leaving comments after the new post each day will increase your chances too.
Todays POTW shows are scheduled for 9am, 4pm, 6pm, 7pm and a "walk on" the tool shed sometime between 12 and 2pm if you get a chance to watch.
 For today's card I thought I would show you one that I made just  recently for the POTW shows this week.  It features the lacy circles and the Samantha Walker blossom tags for the focal element.  I stamped the sentiment on to cream card and cut it out with the lacy circle die.  I then cut two of the scalloped circles from the Samantha Walker set and offset them so they give a more lacy appearance.  I backed it with the large scalloped circle from that same set.  I cut several of the flourishes from another Samantha Walker set called Twisted metal dies and used them to frame the focal element.  The striped background paper  was cut at the bottom with the scalloped edgeabilities and a decorative insert.  I cut one of the Twisted metal tag dies and then cut it in half and mounted it top and bottom of the card.  I added some black rhinestone swirls and a small bow of black vintage ribbon and some piercing to finish the card off.  A little different, perhaps even quirky looking,  but I rather liked the way it came out.  I hope you enjoy it!  All for now, Sue x

143 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Sue! I LOVE this card! The color combination is fabulous and I love the layers and all the die! Absolutely gorgeous!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Jan said...

Wonderful card Sue. I'm loving your shows. I have your DVD and I love it. We NEED another. Have a great day. xx Jam

Christine said...

Lovely! And, the Edgeabilities look so effective on that striped paper too :) xx

bhavana said...

Another Stunning card, love it! Have enjoyed watching shows that i managed to watch! Please repeat some of the techniques again!

baa-me-chick said...

Great card once again! I adore the way you inject a little patterned paper sometimes...........it makes me reach for my "special" papers, you know, the ones that are only for stroking!!! Lol!
I'm LOVING the shows........Thankyou, Nicki xx

Mieke said...

Beautiful card! Love the combination pink-black-white!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, I love the pop of the black die cuts at the top and bottom of the card. I too am enjoying the POTW shows and all your inspiration.
Claire xx

jane said...

Sue I love the idear of the Twisted metal die at the top and bottom, I may seem a little thick but how will the card stand up with the one on the bottom, the colours are lovely. I seem to be repetitive saying I love all your cards but I do, in all the years I have been crafting and its a few Lol. I have never liked any ones cards as much as yours. I will have a go at the card to see if it stands up

Jane xx

Jan said...

Lovely card, great colours and clever uses of dies. Sue you should do another dvd showcasing your cards and how to make them. I for one would buy it. Here's hoping x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue,
enjoy today's shows, I'm sure I will !
Thank you for showing us your cards on tv and on here, it offers a lot of ideas and inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed all of yesterdays shows and looking forward to todays shows, you come up with amazing ideas thank you for sharing. I love the new box dies and large impressabilities
Heather x

starcyl said...

I love this card and am enjoying your shows, your inspiration and ideas are amzing and I just don't know where they all come from.

Jenny x

Julia Watts said...

Sunning card Sue. Love, Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, super card, great use of colour and dies. Your creativity with the dies is amazing. Have tuned in for all the shows.
A very Happy Thanksgiving ( for Thursday) I know its early but not sure when you are jetting off.
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Hugs Amanda x

sandra(misty) said...

Enjoyed all the shows yesterday and wil be watching all the shows today I just can't stop buying the dies must start on my Christmas cards today while watching you shows
Love today's card

dutchess said...

Hi Sue just getting ready to watch the first show of today.....loving the demos but somehow have missed all the ones with the spiral flowers still hopefully sometime today or even during the week if you are doing anymore shows and not sold out.....love the card and the colours take care Margaret

lilygee said...

Good Morning everyone - love those twisted metal dies, the flourish is my fav. A striking card with a lovely vibrant backgroud. Have a nice day everyone and so looking forward to watching you Sue today xx
lilygee

Carol D said...

very pretty Sue, and love the colour combo.

Hugs Carol x

Rita said...

Love this card Sue, Shows are absolutely brilliant. Wish there were more demos though. I taped them all. But as Jan said we do need another CDrom please. You must be so tired by now. Take Care Rita xxxxxx

mags said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card. Really do love the way you have used the dies and the colours you have used.
Mags
x

Sue said...

Beautiful card. Loved this when you showed it on the TV. I do like the back ground paper you used. Have a great day.

Sue C

Lynne M said...

This card is a real feel good card. Well done for all the shows have watched every one and the demos are fab. The black and gold card this morning is stunning. Have a great Thanksgiving. Lol Lynne M

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely card really like the colours Hugs Bee

pamela said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, yet another lovely card. I really do like the idea of using patterned paper and must try it soon. Catching up just now on yesterday's recorded programmes as I was out all morning at my craft class. Keep the brilliant ideas coming and yes, I agree with everyone else, we do need a DVD of Spellbinder projects.
Frances

marg said...

Hello Sue
A Lovely card ..I managed to order the Samantha Walker bundle and I'm really looking forward to using them. Good Luck Sue !
Love Marg

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
WATCHING YOUR SHOWS ON CC
FROM DEBBIE

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely colour combination-great use of the dies.

Eileen x

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous colours for this card loving the papers too, like the other lady said makes me want to get out my "only for looking and stroking" papers rofl. Great shows recording what I can't watch.

Maggie :-)

Carole said...

Gorgeous! I love the layout and colours of this card and especially the positioning of the bow! Have been loving your POTW shows this week, have been recording like mad & eating up the memory on the Sky box :) Have also been emailing in, but not lucky enough to get pulled out of the Spotty Potty as yet...so many emails! Well done x Carole Z

Fuchsia said...

Morning Sue was watching this morning and loved the ribbon flower !

The card above is simply gorgeous colors are perfect :0))

smittenstamper said...

Hi sue,love these colours,another stunning card.love wilma.xx
p.s loving watching c&c this weekend with all your fab demo's you must be exhausted.xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue Just lovely colours on this card. I'm still without my Grand Calibur and feeling very frustrated without it. I've had to make a lot of cards without it. So the pick of the week on c and c has made me even sadder. Lots of love Jenny L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue great card as always how about you do a dvd of spellbinders and how you use them as you have a great eye for colours and combinations

Hellma said...

HI sue love your card, the colors are great, you are doing a wonderful job on the telly, can't wait to meet Christine on Tues not sure of the time so have pressed record for them all, hope you did'nt get Martyn's cold yesterday.
Great work and thanks
Helenxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, it has a nice warmth created by the striped paper. I watched the showed this morning, hope you dont get Martyns bug!Thank you for demos on making the different ribbon flowers - another trick for me to try :)
Sue Hawes

craftymum said...

great card Sue. I love the flourishes
hugs sarah x

Lizzy said...

so beautiful, your cards are out of this world Sue, fab!

LellyJelly said...

Very smart looking card Sue.x

Bea said...

Love the colours on this card Sue - have enjoyed watching the potw shows I have managed to watch - more of them C&C!

Anonymous said...

I have been watching every show on C&C. Cannot get anything done in my house. I love everything you do. Thanks for the inspiration. You are so talented.

Sharon patience

Sandra F said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Loving the POTW shows

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as usual Sue! Just found your blog so I can see I will be making a daily visit from now on! Sue

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, the colours work really well together and I love the way you overhang the card with the black dies - another wonderful card. Loving the shows too! Regards Anne Rx

Karen said...

Just perfect for a good friend, we all need to thank them for being there for us. Thanks for such a lovely card.

Crafty mop said...

Love this card the colours are so great together ....busy been watching on create and craft your cards are fab on there x

freedom99 said...

Loving the shows glad I can record them all to watch in peace and quiet. Love this card I have the twisted metal dies but was.not sure how to use them so love all the ideas. Could not order anything again this time as I have too many in each set. Hopefully the next lot will be new ones. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue,
I thought I had a good selection of spellbinder dies, but every day when I look at your card, there is always one die I don't have and of course I have to add it to my Christmas list, it's going to be a long list I think.
xxx Janet Babar

loftylass said...

Beautiful card Sue - but then they always are. Loving all your shows (and recording them for future viewing and inspiration!!)I finally 'gave in' and placed an order for a multibuy..... saving up now for the box dies - well a girl can never have too much of a good thing... can she?
Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family.
Hugs
Heather
x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sue, love the colours of this card. It really works and I love the die hanging over the edge. Best wishes, kym xxx

Takaya said...

Love it! Love all that colours and shapes!

Helen said...

wow theres so much going off on this one, i love the candy stripe backing xxxxxx

Ayelet said...

Great card! I love the color combination and how you used the dies to make it look like lace.
Beautiful!

elkearts&crafts said...

very striking colours. Is this one meant to hang? I was wondering because of the piece at the bottom.
Elaine J

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful, Sue, as are all your cards. You can really make Spellbinders dies zing.

Alice

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , Just been watching you on the Tool Shed, still picking up tips from you. Love the colours on this card and just bought the Twisted Metal Dies last week so i am going to have a play with them,going to watch your shows at 4,6 and 7pm to pick up more tips x. Yvonne

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I have not touched the housework this weekend,i've had C&C on all the time. Your demo's are always inspirational and your cards are just beautiful.

julie x

Ang said...

Very pretty card, I'm loving the shows too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card as always. Have been watching & thoroughly enjoying your demos on C/C all over the weekend. If not able to watch live, I have recorded & watched later. Thanks, Ann W x

The Wife said...

I've forgotten how many of your Spellbinders shows I have recorded but still lving them. This is a cracking card and I love the colours.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card! I love the combination of black and pink, and those lacy circles are adorable.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Have been glued to C&C since Friday and love everything you have done. This card is amazing especially love the contrast the striped paper makes so will have tohave a go but with different dies as haven't got the ones you have used. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you are giving. Love Jan x

Sonia said...

The colour combinations and quirkiness go well together. Love the POTW on create and craft. Best wishes.

Sonia - St Helens

Elaine L said...

Black and pink always go well together even though I don't like pink but do like the use in this card. Enjoying your shows.
Elaine

Fiona said...

Lovely card again. I'm at home making Christmas cards today and watching your shows at the same time. A few of my cards have the Sue feel about them!

Judith-Marie said...

Love your cards. What size cards do you usually make?

Sandra said...

Hi Sue i just love your creations ,again another stunner
Sandra x

Sam Healey said...

As usual Sue a beautiful card - I wish I could get hold of the papers you use though as they are always amazing!! I've bught the multibuy with all the impressabilities in and I can't wait - just don't let mt husband know LOL

Jackie D said...

Love the colours you have used on this Sue though I'm not sure about the pieces at the top and bottom personally. Must get back to the TV another show just starting!!
love from Jackie D

Lisa M said...

Quirky works for me. :) You're absolutely right though, offsetting the scallop circles does make the appearance of more lace. Nicely done and I love the deep rich black bow.

Aileen said...

Love this card Sue, like always!! Am watching you on C&C and wishing I could afford everything, but will have to be selective!!
Aileen xx

PaulineC said...

Gorgeous card. Bet you are exhausted after all the wonderful C & C shows. You must have boundless energy, even getting up extra early to post on this blog.

liz@nshakespeare.fsnet.co.uk said...

Hi Sue this card is a beaut as is all your others. your doing a great job as always on cc and I'm recording all the programs too, THANK YOU! liz x

Lorraine said...

this is stunning sue huni xx

SusieB said...

I wish I could come up with designs like you! So jealous!!!! X

scrapper said...

Love the offset circles and the colours on this card

blingy crafter said...

loving this card.....

Marleine said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card as usual. I love the nesties, the colours, and papers used. Looks like I need to buy some more nesties. Well I have to ,don't I?

Hilda said...

Pink & black always work for me Sue and layering the scallop cirlces does give a wonderfully lacey effect - love it!!

Trulyblessed said...

lovely card

Wee Purr said...

love it.....

Anne said...

I love this card Sue, your doing a great job on C&C. Ive passed on your blog address to all the ladies in my classes so we can get to the candy quicker lol. They will all love your cards.
Hugs Anne x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, the colours are fab and the stripes work really well too.
Carol x

Barbara Phillips said...

Dawn read out my email and you picked out my name from the spotty potty for a card, how lucky am I.
Have recorded all your shows and can sit and enjoy all your demos. Hope you enjoy your holiday as you must be shattered with all the shows you have done on your own.

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card! Your shows have been fab, thanks for all the ideas. I won a card yesterday, I can't wait for it to come - I'm soooo pleased, thank you xxx

craftynanny said...

Lovely card! Very stylish! Lea x

Stieffbear said...

Hi Sue am taping the shows while at work, and watching the ones I can as well as taping,as usual cards are stunning!!

Stampersue said...

Hi Sue - another great card and I'm enjoying the C & C shows. Keep up the good work I really enjoy seeing your designs.

Stampersue
X

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card !! Thanks MariaS

Irene Thacker said...

lovely cards, i am a great follower of your work and it was great to see you on create & craft
irene

GoonerGirl said...

Gorgeous card, I always try and watch you on C & C such fabulous cards and demo`s. Keep them coming. Chris xx

bhavana said...

great shows today, well done on the pick of the week!! Your shows must have raised your blog followers, just 4 away from 2000! WELL DONE!

Frea said...

Hi Sue, I love your card of today! Such elegance, and I love the sentiment. Hugs, Frea

bhavana said...

just managed to get my creative expressions embossing plate ordered just in time before they sold out!! It was at limited stock when DB mentioned there was just a hand full left! Great shows today!

Jackie Ginger said...

A special card, the colours are great - love the black xx

craftynana said...

A stunning card Sue I love the dusky pink card that you have used in this one

pinky said...

I had not realised you had a blog Sue so how excited am I to find you. I have been glued to your shows, amazing amazing amazing!! I will be an avid follower now;)
Hugs
Pinky

Sue Pass said...

Oh what a lovely card - and so many more on the shows!!! I am so unhappy with the POWS - simply because I am a multibuyer - and all of these sets have at least one set of dies that have been on the shows before. Still I will keep my money waiting for another time - still enjoyed all the samples. I am inspired for my Christmas cards (little late I know) and am crafting all this next week! Thanks Sue.

Kate's Cards said...

What a classy card Sue. I love the colours on this one.

materialgirl said...

Sue, your use of the diecuts is so inspirational. Would never have thought of adding them to the top and bottom of the card like this.

Karen said...

your cards are stunning and you should really make a DVD of all your wonderful cards and ideas.

Tj said...

Hi Sue, would just like to say a big thank you,until I watched one of your show's on C&C I never really bothered with my cuttlebug, I then ordered my grand callibur and am now a very happy owner of many spellbinder die's, your a reall insperation, many thanks, Tj xx

Carole said...

Wow! What beautiful demos on C&C today and well done on DVD sales - those who bought it are going to love it....thanks for all your inspiration: you introduced me to Spellbinders some time ago now; I use them on every card I make and get such wonderful comments about them!

Rocky said...

Love the black brackets top and bottom. Spellbinders really are something to have!

Sue said...

OMG where are these fab designs comming from Luv Sue x

Lena said...

Hello Sue, this card is so cool!1 I like the colours and it´s beatiful!

Hugs from Lena

melanie said...

Beautiful card I have watched all the show`s they Have been fantastic. I just hope I can retain all the information.Melanie

lion_tamer said...

Great card. Loving the shows demos are inspirational x

Sandra said...

Hi Sue!! Really enjoying your shows on C&C this weekend. Your cards are amazing. I'm so pleased that you are sharing them daily on your blog now.
You are truly inspirational.
Hugs
Sandra x

DI said...

Another fantastic card thank you for the inspiration.

Christine B. said...

Love the beautiful card and the lovely colour combination. Hugs x ChrisB

KimberleyG said...

Love the striped paper and the way you dressed up the edge.

gill said...

Have taped all the shows so I can watch them again
Love the colour combo on this card and the pretty backing paper. Please can you try to bring some of your beautiful papers to C+C I'm sure they would sell well. Looking forward to watching Christine on Tuesday.
Best wishes Gill A XX

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. I have had a great weekend watching all the demos on C&C

Lisbeth said...

Brilliant. I have had a great weekend watching all the demos on C&C

Anonymous said...

Have been watching you on C&C all weekend and have been inspired so much that I have been trying to persuade hubby to give me the Grand Calibur that he has bought me for christmas, early. Hasn't worked so far but will keep watching as the cards you are demonstrating are stunning! Looking forward to making my own creations. Rosemary xxx

Tracy said...

Really loving all the demos this weekend - costing me a fortune though!!

Kimberly said...

I love this one too...man oh man you sure can create some wonderful cards...love the full look of this one...tfs
www.justwordz.ca

Craftycat said...

Hi have loved the C&C demos and after a long internal discussion I finally caved in and ordered the set with foliage lol x

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! I missed most of the shows on C&C today but hopefully following this blog will give me more advanced notice :)

Helen said...

O.M.G!!! there are over 2000 followers, Its blog candy time, Im soooo excited, finger and toes and legs and arms crossed xxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue its Theresa from the email on C and C I found your blog and it is great I have enjoyed watching all your demos and look forward to tuning in tomorrow
Theresa

Lindyloo said...

This card has a fashionable Victorian feel to it and it reminds me of a winners rosette; A real winner of a card. Thank you for still blogging while so busy on C&C this week, we all truly appreciate it. The demos have been awesome and I was so please when Martyn gave you more time - yesterday's 7pm show (you actually got to demo after 10mins- that must be a first!) Take care. Regards Linda

Boo said...

Oh wow what a fantastic card, been looking thriugh your blog and your cards are all fantastic. really must practice and hopfully be able to produce a card like yours some day

SallyB said...

Another stunning card Sue. Enjoyed the shows and demos again today. Sally x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card.

Jane said...

hi Sue, first time I've been to your blog so first time commenter too, you are so inspirational, absolutely amazing cards. Stunning demo's you should take credit where it's due, calibur is good but you have the ideas. Keep up the excellent work. Jane xx

Irene Thacker said...

Fantastic card and colors,I have loads of your demos taped from c&c I just love your work.
Good on the presenter for asking you to make cards for her for xmas and will pay you for them I thought that was really good of her to do that on tv it lets you know just how much your cards are longed for from people keep up the great work you do.
I wish you would come to fife and do a class I bet you would make a fortune I would give you free board and food lol any time

Crystaltips said...

Beautiful card your ideas fill me with inspiration! Thank you too for the wonderful tips on the POTW shows.

Sandra Riley ...... . said...

another amazing creation Sue, been watching you every show since friday, thanks so very much for answering my email, looking forward to your next card already,
love and hugs
Sandra Riley

Stephen Cresswell said...

Sue
Another fabulous card, I have been avidly watching you on the POTW shows and have to say your creativity is amazing. We need more of you and your demos and less of the presenters selling.
Keep up the good work.
Stephen

CraftyLoops said...

Sue this card is incredibly beautiful. The flourishes from the Samantha Walker set look amazing. I love this card, the colours are just beautiful and I love the gorgeous dies. Lee xx

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card! Love it!

Rufus said...

Very pretty, you're very creative when it comes to layering the dies. Like the color combo, too.
R/

Kimbo said...

Loving the pink and black. Just sat down to watch the recordings of the shows yesterday - bliss. Kim x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card sue, I have thoroughly enjoy all you POTW shows, your creativity is amazing. Edwina

Vie Carter said...

wonderful colours Sue

thanks for all your inspiration

Vie Carter
x

Maryann said...

Soooo beautiful creation here again Sue. You just makes everything looks fabulous somehow. Wish I had that way of it LOL.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. Am enjoying watching you on C & C, such an inspiration.
Sue

Shelley said...

Lovely card, and great shows.

shells-crafts said...

Fabulous card. Love, love, love your shows!

miislucky said...

Love the stripes on this card! Great card very pretty!!!