Thursday, 22 December 2011

Just For You

Good morning all, I know it is so close to Christmas and I should be posting Christmas cards for you, but I have always been a bit of a rebel of sorts so no green and red!  How 'bout pink and grey today?  I like this card as it could have just as easily said "On your special day" and be used for a wedding or anniversary card, don't you think?  I think the white organza flowers really give it a romantic feel too.  I started with a beaded circle die cut in dark grey for my focal element.  I cut a lacy oval die in a pale grey and layered it on top.  The pink die was cut from the fancy tag die set then I cut it in half so that I could arrange the two ends to be peeking out of the top and bottom of the lacy oval.  It wasn't quite long enough without cutting it and separating the two pieces.  Then I cut two of the lacy squares and layered them in a diamond fashion.  I stamped my sentiment before cutting the smallest one and inked it with Tattered Rose Distress ink while still in the die.   I decided to do the layout on a diagonal cut for interest.  The bottom half of the card was embossed with the Ornate Diamond embossing folder and then lightly sanded to bring out the pattern a bit more.  I added the roses across the diagonal line between the two papers and added some pearls and ribbon which I wove between them.  Still wanting a bit of that romantic feel to come out, I added some pearly swirly bits to the sides of my focal element.  The card was matted and layered and paper pierced to complete the card (because I never do that, huh?) LOL  Oh and that is not an oil stain in the corner, it is another of my infamous shadows, you can almost make out my head in this one!  I know what is going to be the top of my resolution list in the new year. 1). Learn to take decent photos!!!
Shadow aside, I hope you like today's card!  All for now, Sue x

63 comments:

Missmizog said...

Such a beautiful card. Would make a superb wedding card in white on white as well aa anniversary card.
Sue

Anonymous said...

What a beauiful card and I agree with missmizog it would make an ideal wedding card.

Heather x

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. I think that by changing the sentiment and colours this card could be used for numerous occasions. Love the organza roses.
Mags
x

Maryann said...

A really stunning card, that is great for almost any occation. Just change the sentiment, then it´s there. I´m totally in love with these organza roses, they just looks so awesome.
Have a wonderful day hun and an awesome christmas too for everybody here, I hope.

Christine said...

Lovely colours and you are the bees knees at layering up those die cuts :) xx

Clai01 said...

great card !

Maggie said...

I liked this card as soon as I saw it on the show simply elegant and suitable for so many occassions.

Maggie

sheila said...

another great card

Julia Watts said...

Super card. Love, Julia xxx

Sandra F said...

Another beautiful card.

occasionali said...

Beautiful card as always. Whatever die cuts you use you just seem to be able to layer them and voila another stunning creation.

Anne RD said...

Sue,you have the amazing ability of being able to take a few dies and by cutting and manipulating the shapes produce such an array of stunning effects. Again, a lovely card that can be used for many different occasions.
Anne x

Anonymous said...

Lovely combinations of layers and great colour selectin. All work so well together, love it. Suzie B

inkypinkycraft said...

A super elegant card, trace x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Like the style of this card , as you said it can be used for many occasions and i do actually like pink,grey and white together. Splendid. Yvonne xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, love the card. It's a pity the pink shows as a sandy colour in picture but that's computers for you. I'm off to Wales today for Christmas. Will catch up with you all hopefully on my ipad. In case I don't may I wish all blog friends a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for all the lovely cards you take the time to post. Lots of love and seasons best wishes. Jenny L

Anonymous said...

I love it are the roses hand made or bought?
Hugs
Alison Glover

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. Love the roses.

Shelley said...

Beautiful x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....LOL I struggle to take decent photos of my cards in the winter.....this is a lovely card I love the roses on the slant....take care Margaret

Helen said...

A beautiful multi-functional card, thank you for sharing Helen O xxx

Doreen said...

A beautiful card.xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,
Speaking for myself I am really fedup with Christmas cards and don't want to think about them again for at least a year ( well August when I start mine again )!!!
I think your card is beautiful and wouldn't have thought of using grey card unless it was for a man, but the grey and pink look lovely.Janet xxx

Carole said...

Gorgeous Sue....and don't worry, I think we all struggle with photographing our cards during the winter ! Carole Z X

Lindyloo said...

I have all these dies now (picked them up at your last C&C showing) so I can try this cutting technique, thank you Sue.
Everyday I always start your blog by admiring the new creation and then I read yesterdays comments (love to see what everyone has to say - I'm not just full of words; nosey too! LOL..)
Nadine you had me in stitches, and I hope Bim was right Sue, that it gave you a smile!
(ps Lorraine you have to right click on picture and open a new tab/window to blow it up to see the hair. Its above the left stickpin. Sorry Sue, I'm giggling again imagining the card exploding! ROFL...!)
Have a sunny day all and ESP you Sue.
Regards Linda x

Craftychris said...

I love the colour combination on this one, its fab! Your photos are much better than mine. Mine are absolutely rubbish!! xx

Liz said...

I loved this card as soon as i saw it on CC
Liz xx (serial copy cat)lol!

Crafty mop said...

Looks stunning love the flowers x

baconbits said...

Ienjoy starting my day logging on tho your blog ( no my day did not start this late) just late in posting as have flu.Love everything about this card, the colours the grey is a perfect match to the pink, dies and organza flowers.
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

love the card. Like the flowers right across very different.I have just started doing my back grounds as u have done embossed (my folder arrived from C&C show)with liquid pearl drops which dry quite quickly. Wonderful effects, thanks Sue top tip. Smashing.
About the photos, take pictures with white card to reflect the light on the side u have shadow. Hope u have some white card left in your stash.
Love your blog and friendly members on it .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmial.com

Sue Clarke said...

I love this card - just kept going back to it on the recording of your recent shows - I like it because nif evry layer was mounted on foam tape it would look mega impressive - must say that the photo doesnt do it justice to the real colours for those who didnt watch C&C

Sue

lorraine (classylady) said...

Sue another exquisite card, Lindlou thank you I did that after I posted yesterday. Have to say beginning to think that these new glasses were totally rubbish as I could not see any pink, so glad Jenny L mentioned that she saw the pink as sandy colour, (me too) so eyes not too bad. LOL and I have the cheek to comment on Sue's wonderful creations

Merry Christmas to All and special hugs for Sue and her Mum

lorraine
xxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
How beautiful this card is and so simple,could be used for many occassions too.
Carol x

Tracy said...

Superb! I really love how you layer so many shapes and they always look so elegant.
Take care
Tracy x

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the idea to cut the die cut if it's too short to make it peek out of both ends.

Judith said...

as always - another lovely card, its a relief to see a not christmas card whenit gets to this close to christmas and mine aren't all finished yet!!

gwen marsden said...

beautiful card sue. Love the matting and layering

jordiegirl said...

You are so inspirational Sue - another beauitful card.

Redanne said...

Grey and pink are so lovely together Sue - a great card. When I take photos of my work I use a large sheet of white card behind it, mainly to disguise my messy craft room, but it does seem to work. Might be worth a try. Regards, Anne Rx

Anonymous said...

It looks like yellow and cream with grey but still beautiful I have a lot of problems with photos, especially this time of year, as the flash goes off even when I don't want it to - grrrr! I have tried all kinds of things.

Anyway, keep up with the important crafting. Your photos look much better than mine do.
Elaine J xx

Jane said...

Beautiful card don't look pink at all in the picture but I have see it on C&C, so I do know what you did colour wise.

Jane xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

This is stunning Sue.

xxx

PaulineC said...

Beautiful. I love the roses.

Anonymous said...

As always a beautiful card Sue. I have some of these roses so will have to have a go at this card after Xmas when there will be more time to play!! Ann W

melanie said...

Beautiful card melanie xx

KimberleyG said...

I just tuned in after a two week break. I was sorry to hear about your dad. I know it will take a long time to adjust, but I hope you feel a little less raw than when you first heard.
Merry Christmas to you, as well.

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the organza flowers. Lee xx

sheila said...

This card is just full of romance.

Pam Swadling said...

Oh wow Sue, this card could say it all, whatever the occasion, just a change in sentiment and colour the design works for so many occasions.

The Wife said...

Beautiful and what a joy to receive a card like this.
Jennie

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue, One word to describe this card-Elegance!love everything about it.Grey and pink great colour combination, even in fashion! Embelishments, all well thought out.l was lucky to see the true colours on C&C.
My top New Year resolution is to start sharing my creations on my blog!

Thinking of you Sue:)
Hugs Bim x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, I love pink and grey together. Hope your day was ok. Sue x

violetclouds said...

really like the lush diagonal line of roses with pearls draped round

Fiona said...

interesting diagonal!

Vee said...

sue, i do love how you manage to layer so many shapes together and have it turn out great. mine look like a hodge podge mess if i go more than three.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, pink and grey is a very interesting combination.

Carol S. said...

Such a pretty combination. The roses are beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Eemeli said...

Love the colors you have used; they are so soft and work together amazingly well. Beautiful card!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
LOVELY COLOURS
FROM DEBBIE

Evik said...

I really like those colors together! ... this is such a pretty combination

Jan said...

The flowers do it for me Sue add the scrumptious pearls Wow. Lovely x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Very glamourous card, love it .... Oh! dear I think I love them all! :D

sheila said...

another eye-catching card, always love the delicate touches you incorporate