Friday, 23 December 2011

Purple Treasure

Hi there blog friends!  Yes this card is actually purple, white and black, honest.  I started with the backing paper (another one of those that I purchased while in Florida at an amazing shop called Scrap and Stamp Art Studio in Inverness if you ever get out that way!)and using the dies that I had on the last show, I began with the Fleur de Lis rectangle cut in black.  I did use a bit of white card behind it to set it off.  I cut two of the postage stamp dies in lilac and matted them with white card also.  I used the die as a template and followed the inside of it with my white inksential pen to give them a little accent.  I stamped my sentiment, cut it out using the fancy tags and inked it using Dusty Concord Distress ink before I took it out of the die so it would have a soft frame.  I had some purple felt so I cut a spiral blossom from it for my flower (don't you just love that die, I sure do!)  I added a bow using the white frilly edged ribbon and put my felt flower in the centre.  The card was in need of some piercing and a couple of decorative pins to really dress it up and finish it off.  Now it looks like a Sue card, huh?! LOL  I hope everyone has all their Christmas shopping sorted and you can spend the next few days relaxing and enjoying.  No, me neither!  All for now, Sue x

67 comments:

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. The paper you have used as a backing paper is lovely. Love the versatility of these dies.
Mags
x

Eemeli said...

Fabulous! You have done it once again Sue ^^ Love how you have worked with those dies and that bow + flower is a killer! :)
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

frances joy said...

elegant, beautiful card!!

Julia Watts said...

Love that backing paper - works really well with the Fleur de Lys Rectangle. Will have to get that flower die - I have the other one which I love. Happy Christmas. Julia xxxx

Missmizog said...

Love the card. The backing paper is lovely. I also love the postage stamp die.
Sue

Maggie said...

Liking those dies together lovely design shame the colours aren't showing true!

Maggie

Lindyloo said...

Ooooo.. I do like this Sue. I love lilac so it makes this card extra pretty to me.
You and anyone else reading this are now going to think me barmy, but when I saw this card all I could see were the little 'people' in the arches of the fleur de lis die 'singing'
'You know you make me wanna shout
Look my hand's jumpin' (shout)
Look my heart's thumpin' (shout)
Throw my head back (shout)'
and as she says 'come on now' they do look a bit like people throwing their arms up in the air... don't they? or am I just totally barmy?!!
and I'm up wrapping Pressies Sue, so very behind in this house.
Sending Christmas warmth and love to all
Linda x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card (like usual of course) Unusual but very effective colour combo.

Have a light filled Christmas, despite your recent loss....

Shelley said...

Lovely card, the paper goes reallynwell with the fleur de lis. x

themessycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Sue. Sorry to hear of your sad loss. Hope your Christmas goe well. Will be thinking of you. Take care Hugs x ChrisB

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, well lovely card as usual. I'm already for Christmas. LOL Only because I had to come away to a hotel for Christmas, arn't I lucky. Well managed to get you on my husbands laptop not the ipad. Looking forward to some shopping with my sister today. Especially craft buys. LOL.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Christine said...

Beautiful and the paper suits the dies so well, lovely! :) xx

pinky said...

I love how you used these dies especially the sentiment one. I have it and haven't yet ventured near it:)

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

Anne RD said...

A beautiful card Sue. You always seem to pick such lovely backing papers to compliment the dies. Take care, Anne x

Jane said...

Lovely card shame the colours don't show through Thank you Sue for all your insperation Hope you and your family have a Happy Christmas

Jane xx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue....love that fleur delis die and the rose a perfect card...all christmas shopping done but no wrapping up yet!!!! take care Margaret

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Anonymous said...

hello there Sue, lovely colour combination, I love the background paper it is perfect for the card, all goes together so well........ do you never have days when cards just don't go right. Oh by the way my prize turned up this morning so that you for the lovely set of stamps, lots of butterflies so I can have a go at playing with them in the new year. Hope all is well with you Sue. Take care Suzie B

Fiona said...

Shame the colour doesn't photograph so well, would have liked to have seen the real purple, but nice card.

Ruthie said...

Amazing how useful the little 'stamp' die is, it did not look that interesting when I first saw it but you seem to use it time and time again. People say I am out of the box but Sue you are way way out of the box. I am sure this is one card you made when you were going through your yellow phase, love it.

Maryann said...

Such a beautiful card again Sue. I just love these dies and use them all the time here too. really lovely colors too and love the way it´s put together with these dies.
Have a wonderful christmas hun and a Happy new year as well.

Anonymous said...

Without sounding repetative ;-) I love this card you have used these dies in a way only Sue does lol but now you have shared it with us I can imagine we will all be doing it 'Sue's way' No I haven't finished Christmas shopping and I am away for Christmas and the New Year and have forgotten my computer lead so have to go home to fetch it (can't have no computer over the holiday period)Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you

Heather x

baconbits said...

Well what can i say that i have not said many times already this year. Another super card,(that sounds so twee) This has definately been a year of card making the "Sue Wilson Way".
Hugs
Amanda x

Ita said...

what a fantastic card I love your style I am trying to leard about dies as I am getting a grand Caliber for Christmas and as this is my first machine I am in the dark about Dies
Ita

Clai01 said...

Happy Christmas Sue !

Anonymous said...

I LOve the spiral blosoom die 1 its my fav and sooo useful
Hugs
Alison Glover

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card ,i have just received the flower and fleur de lis spellbinder dies today. Just posted this wonderful card on the right day. Many thanks Yvonne xx

Sandra Riley.. said...

I have just packed all my craft stash away, you make me want get it all out again! You truly are so fantastically inspiriing Sue.
I hope, despite your recent sadness you can have a warm and peaceful christmas Sue,
Huge hugs
Sandra Riley

CraftyJo said...

It's beautiful, tfs.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Tracy said...

That backing paper is perfect for the card. I also love the spiral blossoms, I've made them in red felt and they look stunning.
Take care
Tracy

occasionali said...

Hi Sue, LOVE this card and guess what - I don't own the postage stamp and fleur de lys dies. Well maybe next time you have a special offer on c and c you can put them in the same package for me lol.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card.
Carol x

Janet said...

This is another lovely card, but it goes to show how finding the right backing paper to start with can really enhance the card. The designs you find in Florida are always just 'right'. Sadly I don't fly or I would definitely look them up!

lilygee said...

Purple is one of my fav colours - a very sweet card. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday.
love lilygee xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Anoth beauty Sue

Christmas Wishes
Lorraine
xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, as ever Sue. Ann W

Carole said...

Love the card, but don't own these dies as yet...hey..ho! Carole Z x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I love the bow. TFS.

Cumbrianlass said...

A beautiful card Sue.
My 2nd prize arrived this am, thank you very much.
Janet xxx

Anonymous said...

another lovely card, Sue. How versatile the dies are.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Elaine J xx

Vicki Sharkey said...

My first message, am so excited by the cards you produce Sue, and can't wait to have a go myself once I have time after the Christmas festivities.
This is another wonderful card.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas.
Here'e hoping we all get the spellbinder dies we crave!!
Vicki XX

PaulineC said...

You give us such inspiration Sue. Looking forward to extra time after Christmas to try out some of your ideas.

gwen marsden said...

Another stunning card, have a lovely christmas

Redanne said...

The postage stamp and Fleur de Lys dies work so well together, this is a really beautiful card. Merry Christmas everyone!! Regards, Anne Rx

Craftychris said...

Another fab card! The more I see the postage stamp dies, the more I neeeeeeed them!!!!! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
thank you for wonderful stamps u sent as my winning prize. They are beautiful and will use them lots.
Trying to get into using the patterned paper. love the one u have used for this card. Large and modern print. Amazing layers going on in this card. Where do u get these fantastic ribbons?
Be gone a few days now. Christmas commitments.
Have a wonderful christmas Sue & everyone.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine X

Lorraine said...

OH WOW THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL I JUST LOVE THE WAY YOU PUT DIFFERENT DIES TOGETHER SUE AND MERRY CHRISTMAS HUNI XX

Frea said...

You card is just gorgeous!! Love that colour combination. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy Newyear! Hugs, Frea

Helen said...

oooh love this one, love the fleur de lis, thanks you for sharing, Merry Christmas to you and family xxx

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card. Love the colours

CraftyLoops said...

This card is so beautiful. I love the colours. Lee x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card Sue

You picked up some great papers while back home

Vie
x

Carol S. said...

Have you ever made a non-beautiful card?!!! Another stunner again! Have the best Christmas and New Year that you can. Things hopefully will be brighter in 2012. Hugs Carol S.xx

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue,
This is another winner for me, the patterned paper is a perfect match for the dies!
Sorry for the late comment,full house!

Happy Christmas and God bless you all my Ciber friends and Sue try and enjoy,I'm for one glad this year is almost over, best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year 2012 all!
Hugs Bim x

CathyinMN said...

Another great card! The background paper and the die look like they were made for each other!

Sue Parish said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I do think the Cosmic Shimmer dots look particularly stunning on the fleur de lis die cut. I don't know what it is, but it's a look that stirs a memory of something antique, I think, in my brain. I have most of the things to make something like this with now as my fleur de lis dies arrived yesterday too. Warm wishes, Sue x

Rufus said...

You do find the most gorgeous papers! Another gorgeous card.
R/

Jan said...

A startling card Sue, unusual colours but what a triumph. Love it. x

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

melanie said...

Beautiful card Melanie

Vee Cassidy said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card I am thinking rich medieval tapestries? You know there is an Inverness here in Scotland too?
All the best, Vee xx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Oh! yes this would make a great guy card....maybe leave the flower off :D

Barbara Phillips said...

Definitely a Sue card!

KimberleyG said...

Great background paper. No wonder you were inspired by it.

sheila said...

another beautiful card

Ann said...

Where do you get all the message stamps from Sue I am looking to buy a few general ones? Does anyone else have any info on this too? Thanks