Sunday, 11 December 2011

Just A Note

Hi guys, I wasn't quite sure about posting this one as I wasn't completely happy with how it came out.  I have decided to let you be judge and jury on it (be honest but be kind, I have very thin skin!)  I have used the Parisian dies for this, but rather than having them hold hands, I decided to have them hug their background colour square.  The edges of the die all tuck behind the green squares so nicely, I haven't even glued or taped them in place.  Using the small fleur de lis die from another set, I used it as an accent for the centres of all the squares.  The sentiment was stamped and cut out with one of the Parisian accent dies, then I cut two more, one in turquoise and one in olive card.  Those two were cut in half and layered behind the original by just mounting them outward a bit each time and taping them in place on the back.  I cut two Parisian border die pieces and used them on the sides of the card and laced the frilly edged ribbon through them as a holder for my bow.  I added a button and some twine for the centre of the bow (as I always feel they look naked otherwise!).  Okay, what's the verdict, what would you think if you received this one in the post?  All for now, Sue x

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card Sue I love the colours and the dies that you have used
Heather x

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

Ayelet said...

It's a great card! I would love to get it in the post...
I love the colors combo. It's unique and pretty :)
And I love your bows, the button and twine dressing it so nicely.

Missmizog said...

Sue
I would love to receive this card. I love the parisian dies, they look good with everythitng.
Sue

baa-me-chick said...

Honestly? I'd LOVE to recieve this card!!!
It's striking, the colours are perfect & the detail all makes for a beautiful card. Well done Sue :-)
Nicki xx

melanie said...

I would love to receive a card like this ,so much thought has gone into it,love the colours
Melanie

Julia Watts said...

Can't say how I would feel if I received it in the post - need to actually receive it to say! lol. Seriously, I love it! Julia xxx

Lindyloo said...

I was just away to rest when I spotted your post for today, so decided I would comment early for a change.
I'm sorry Sue, even though you have used one of my top ten die sets and in a very clever way I might add, I am not taken with the colour combo or the addition of the bow on this card. It could be that the camera hasn't translated the colours correctly and if that is the case, then please accept my apologies and ignore my negative comments.
Regards as always
Linda x

Christine said...

The layering of the dies is wonderful, truly highlights the gorgeous shapes and loving the strips down the sides too :) xx

Crafty mop said...

I love the layout and the blue and white it's fantastic not sure about the green bow ......but would I like to receive it in the post ........OF COURSE I WOULD ....ARE YOU KIDDING ......love the cards you make x

Sue Yorkshire said...

I think maybe that the you could have left the borders from the sides but the main design is beautiful and I would love to have received this card in the post
Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, well this one has made some different comments. I also like the design, but I'm not at all sure about the colours. Even so thank you for sharing it with us. You can do nothing wrong in my eyes. Lots of love. Jenny L

Vee Cassidy said...

I think it is really great. The way you have used layered patterns and repeated them makes it almost like Islamic art found in architecture. Another hit as far as I am concerned. If I received it in the post I would think that I had been a very good girl! Vee x

Maryann said...

Just gorgeous work again Sue and I LOOOOVE the colors too. Wonderful work.

mags said...

Love the layout of the card and the way the dies have been used. Just not too sure about the colour of the ribbon but this may be the way it translates in the photo. But would certainly be delighted if i received a card this fab in the post.
Mags
x

Shelley said...

You truly are an inspiration Sue, showing us all the different ways to use the dies, I could never come up with something like this. I too, would love to receive this in the post. x

sheila said...

I would love to receive this Sue

Jane said...

I love the Parisian accent dies, this is one of my top dies. I dont think I would have put the finishing touchers down the sides, will have a go at doing it without them quite like the colours would never have put them together

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

I would to receive this card sue, it reminds me of moorish architecture. The only thing I am not sure about is the colour of the ribbon, although I think the colours of the card are not coming through properly on my PC. Looking forward to next weeks shows. All the best, Edwina

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue i would say what a unsual card unfortunatly on the site the background colour looks black so it seems like the card is turquise white and black and you have stuck a bottle green bow on it (see where the unsual comes from) lol
Hugs
Alison Glover

Clai01 said...

I'd like it if i received it in the post , as it's the thought that counts, maybe i'd have used a different coloured ribbon? white or turquoise? maybe white would have given it a wintery feel?

Elaine L said...

I love the card apart from the ribbon but that may be due to the fact that the background looks black and not olive. I don't like the green ribbon on it as it does look out of place but that may be due to the fact that the olive looks black in the photo.
Elaine

Sandra F said...

LOvely card but I think I'd have gone for a different colour ribbon

dutchess said...

I would be thrilled to receive this card in the post....all that work Sue you just gave me a light bulb moment with the little fleur cut from the centre of the square would I have thought of that nooo......but i will now! hope you are having a good weekend take care Margaret

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card and would certainly love to receive it(not sure about the green bow)!

Eileen x

Bea said...

Another cracking card Sue - only thing I am not sure about is the bow colour but that might be the photograph as I know sometimes what I look at and what the pic looks like is quite different with some colours but I would definately enjoy receiving it.

joy said...

Hi Sue if i had this card in the post i would be delighted over the moon. i like the colours very much.
joyce e

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Oh! send it to me I would love it :D The message being in the same green is the only possible change I might think about.
Sue H.

Anonymous said...

The postman could deliver it to me willingly. It is another great inspirational card, but as above i am not sure on the colour of bow.
Hugs Amanda x

Kate's Cards said...

I like the colours and composition Sue, but feel perhaps the bow unbalances it all a bit. Perhaps a flatter border instead would work!!
Even so Sue I would still love to receive a card like this in the post as it shows the artists personality and that they have taken so much care in the making!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love what you have done with the dies for the squares, maybe you could have left off the two strips at the sides to emphasize the middle of the card more - love the turquoise and white - but not that taken with the olive!! But still a lovely card - Kay x

Ann Woods said...

I love all that you do and show on this blog but I did think this one was OTT, I expected you to say someone else had done it.

Ang said...

I love it, a really different card, might have to try recreating this one if you dont mind

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the card , not sure the bow goes with it. Yvonne xx

Clare said...

I love it, I would be so happy to receive a card like that in the post.

Clare x

PaulineC said...

I am glad that you posted this as I think that it is very spectacular and I would be over the moon if anyone sent me a card like this!

CraftyJo said...

It's difficult when you ask for opinions isn't it? I do like the colours you've chosen for the card, love all the die-cuts etc. but am not keen on the ribbon bow, neither the colour nor the style, sorry. I would be very happy to receive it in the post though - without the ribbon :) I do love the way you use the dies in such different ways.

Anonymous said...

I love it Sue but then I'm biased as I love everything you do. Looking forward to the shows next week. Chrissy x

Vie Carter said...

What's not to love about this card

It is wonderful - I like the bow

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue i like the card but i think maybe its the colours i'm not so keen on or maybe the middle section is a bit too busy?? like you i am unsure but its still a lovely card and wouldnt say no if it was posted thru my letterbox!!
looking forward to your next shows
Hugs Millie xx

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhhhh Sue, this card has made me really want the Parisian die now!! How beautiful, I think it turned out really gorgeous. Lee x

Carole said...

Well I would be thrilled to receive it! Maybe a wee bit too fussy...perhaps a softer edging on the sides? And I'm not sure about the colour of the ribbon..but hey. I'd still be excited for it to drop on my doormat!
Carole Z x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I like it, its nice to see something abit different. I would be pleased to receive the card in the post because its so bright and cheerful.

Julie x

lilygee said...

This card is very beautifully composed - I think it is stunning and the colours are lovely - the only thing I would say is because the dies are so intricate and demand the limelight - the card may have deserved a smaller bow or a not so central a bow so as not to detract from the beautiful composition of the dies - I adore the edgings. I hope we are always kind Sue cos a generous spirit always deserves to be treated with kindness and respect.
Lots of love lilygee XXX

uniqui said...

Its far better than I could ever do, but I dont like the bow
jacqueline

CathyinMN said...

I would love to get a card like this! I think you did a great job on it. Keep up the good work!

Eemeli said...

Great one! Love those strong colors and they work so well together. The dies are fab, especially the edgings are beutiful.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Redanne said...

I love the way you have layered up the dies, it is very striking. If I had to say there was something I did not like it would only be the colour of the ribbon but that may be the photo and not the ribbon itself! Regards, Anne Rx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
I like how the dies sit together, but not sure about colour combo, and as others have mentioned I did not like the colour of the ribbon ( the colour of the ribbon is good, I have it, ) but not with this card. But have to say any card made by yourself would be welcome through my letter box.
Janet xxx

Maggie said...

A striking card Sue love the design wasn't sure about the colours but saying that the picture is not showing true and the green bow looks odd beacause the dark green looks black, irl I am sure the colours go...

Maggie H

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue, I think you have spent lots of time cutting out all the components and i love the layout and colour combo! I'm not so keen on the chosen colour of the ribbon with this card, however,i would still cherish one of your originals if i'm lucky to receive one!! See you on C&C in 2days.
Luv Bim x

Fiona said...

Clever layering but not sure about the colour combination

pinky said...

Think if I got this in the post I'd be delighted. So much going on to catch the eye Sue. Love the combination of colours and dies you have used.

Barbara Phillips said...

Would love to receive this card in the post.

sheila said...

Love the concept. colours and all the die cutting,just wondered if making the 4 squares larger and leaving off the ribbon would make it more balanced!

Uta said...

Great card!

Anonymous said...

Honestly if I received this card in the post I would think a very clever lady had made it but if I am totally honest, I am not too keen on the colour combo or the bow. Just my opinion & the colours may not have translated too well. I still love what you do though. Ann W

Anonymous said...

Its beautiful, has both a modern and classic appeal to it.

love

Karen J

Anne RD said...

Sue, a lovely card which anyone would be pleased to receive, including me! Just wondered if you have tried a version using the vintage ribbon you often use.
Anne RD

Anonymous said...

Would be delighted to recieve this card in the post Sue! Loved the layout and the parisian dies ( must buy them next!) but like some other people am not sure about the ribbon colour. I'm sure it probably matches the small background squares which look as though they are probably an olive green too. Sue

Sue Parish said...

Sue, I'd be so thrilled to receive a card from you, I wouldn't DREAM of seeking to find fault with it! I think what is happening here is that because they're dark on the screen the eye assumes that those squares are black and then the brain wonders why the ribbon is green. But when you focus carefully on the squares being olive green the then whole thing becomes a perfectly lovely Sue Wilson creation!
Have a safe journey. Looking forward to the shows very much, Sue x

Becky Dunham said...

I think this card is gorgeous! I love the color combination, that bow!!! and the hugging technique - very creative! I will send you my address if you worried about sending it to someone who will appreciate it :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Rufus said...

I like the layout and the dies and your hugging technique. I'm not, however, crazy about the color combo...but that is strickly a matter of personal taste, I'm not a fan of olive green. I still think that your cards are amazing.
R/

Jan said...

Hi Sue, of course any one would love to receive this card from you as it would be a Sue Wilson
original. So fret no more x

Debbie said...

Sue nice card
from Debbie

Craftychris said...

I love the card although may have chosen a slightly different shade of ribbon. I would be over the moon to receive it!!! One of my Christmas presents will be the Parisian Accents dies x

Anonymous said...

This is not one of my favourites as it is too busy for me and I don't like the ribbon colour, sorry!

Elaine J

Ellie said...

I LOVE the old green you used in combination with that beautiful blue!

Jackie D said...

Whilst I like the way you have used the dies Sue I don't particularly like the ribbon bow but it may just be the way the colours have translated in the photo. In saying all this though if I was to receive such a card I would be delighted!!

love from Jackie D

Carol S. said...

A Sue Wilson creation popping through my letter box would be an honour and treasured. My honest thoughts are, I think the dark green card looks black in the photo, therefore makes the ribbon look out of place. Maybe would have been better if the ribbon and card were nearer in shade. Still a beautiful card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Heidi said...

i remember seeing this on one of your shows and the colours don't translate well in the photo - i love all kinds of green and think on the tv the colours worked well. I don't think i've seen a card of yours I haven't liked yet!
keep up the fab work Sue xx
ps looking forward to your next round of spellbinders shows on C & C x

Deanna said...

i would say this card can't be described in our language how beautiful it is! :):0

violetclouds said...

I really love the layout and design of this card, I probably wouldnt have chosen the turquoise and olive, but that kindof makes it interesting as its a personal preference & I can try and visualise other combinations. If I got this through the post I would be stunned!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the fussy pattern, Lots to look at on this card. I am just getting into all this tucking and layering of spellbinders. so many combinations. I just bought labels 22 so now even more to mix.

Born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Helen said...

I love teal and I love the olive ribbon, Im not so keen on them together and I find the the card a bit to complex, but Im sure many others would love it as it is a card made with talent and love, it wouldnt do for us all to like the same thing xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

some people might think it is too fussy but I love all your styles

lorraine
xxx

Tracy said...

I love the style of the card and your clever use of the dies, my only reservation is the olive green with the teal.

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous colour way.xxx

Anonymous said...

Definitely the ribbon.

isobel said...

I like this card Sue, and it does show us something different. Sue you drew my e.mail on your last show,Wednesday, I can't tell you how excited I am. Thank you so very much, for giving me back my hobby,I had started to give things away,and have no guilt at all in buying The GC and all the dies. Thank you again, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, hope your Dad is on the mend. Best Wishes Patricia

isobel said...

I like this card Sue, and it does show us something different. Sue you drew my e.mail on your last show,Wednesday, I can't tell you how excited I am. Thank you so very much, for giving me back my hobby,I had started to give things away,and have no guilt at all in buying The GC and all the dies. Thank you again, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, hope your Dad is on the mend. Best Wishes Patricia

maggieann1954 said...

Dear Sue
It the first time I have posted on your site or any site for that matter. I was lucky to have recorded the show when you mentioned particraft.
I've been a big fan of yours from the first time that I saw you on C&C & I have an extensive range of spellbinders & a depleted bank account!! but all worth it when I see the cards that CAN be made. Please make a spellbinders video soon, I have your recent one, its fantastic.
Thanks for all the inspiration MaggieAnn