Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tan And Turquoise!

Hi my crafty friends!  I hope everyone is bright eyed this morning!  We are having a bit of a turquoise and tan day today.  I was having some fun here mixing and matching different patterned papers from my stash (did you spot the houndstooth, I told you I can't pass it up!)  The two tan prints are the front and back from some My Minds Eye paper I had while the turquoise paper is from another company, but I really liked the way they looked together so voila a card!  I had a play with the dies to make my focal element and decided on labels twenty for the background piece.  I cut a frame using labels 18 on the outside and labels 22 on the inside of the frame to give it a different look.  In my typical fashion, I added three of my handmade vintage ribbon rolled flowers as an accent to the top.  I added a few pieces from the foliage set as accents to the floral corner of the card and balanced it with a textured bow of frilly edged ribbon and vintage ribbon in the opposite corner.   A very easy card to put together as it is just a bit of matting and layering different papers and doing the same with the Spellbinders dies too.  Hope it's not too girlie for you!  All for now, Sue x

93 comments:

Missmizog said...

What a wonderful card. The colours really go well together. I am always scared of putting patterns together but you make it work so well. More inspiration from you. Thans Sue.

Alyna said...

hi
nice colors
they look very good together
n pretty flowers too
hugs
Alyna

melanie said...

great colours your cards are fantastic, Melaniex

mags said...

Super card Sue. The colours work so well together and love the flowers.
Mags
x

Janja said...

Great card. I like colours.
Janja

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card really nice colours too. I wouldn't have thought of putting those together. I also love the different papers. Lots of love Jenny L

Christine said...

Wow - gorgeous ribbon roses and the die cuts work brilliantly layered like that :) xx

Julia Watts said...

Love the colour combo, the ribbon and the flowers - just love it! Julia xxxx

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this card Sue and I will be looking for the papers from My Minds Eye because they are fabulous. Very clever using the labels 18 and 22 as a frame, something I wouldn't have thought of so thanks for the idea once again
Heather x

Jo said...

Those colours look great together Sue, and I love your combination of dies in the centre. Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and the colour, keep them coming. Yvonne xx

Maryann said...

No it´s definitely NOT too girlie, it´s awesome, and I just love all these blue shades of cards, you´ve shown us lately. I love all blue shades, so it´s sooo perfect to my liking he he he, and I love your style, so nothing could be any better. I love it.

Sandra F said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Bee and Dee said...

Love the colour combo great card. Hugs Bee

joy said...

What a fantastic card the colours go lovely together. Flowers look great too.
joyce e

Susanne said...

Super card and I love your colourcombo!!!
HAve a nice day!!! Hugs Susanne

marg said...

Beautiful Sue!
Love Marg

Sue Yorkshire said...

Gorgeous card sue

I love those colours together
xx

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card! I love this color combination.
and your rolled flowers are awesome.

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card. The colours are great.

dutchess said...

Beautiful Sue and definitely not too girlie....I do so admire the way you put the papers and colours together and the wonderful ribbon roses are the real crowning glory....wet and a gale force wind here in Selby ....take care Margaret

Anne RD said...

Love the oolours Sue. Need to go out and buy some more patterned papers to add to my 'plain' stash. Anne RD

Lilnute said...

I love this card Sue!! Brown and turquoise are one of my favourite colour combos. I maybe have a go at something similar to this (if you don't mind me pinching your idea) but I don't have labels 22 so I'll have to play around with that a little.
Love & hugs

Dawn xx

Anonymous said...

Very clever use of patterned paper and the colours go together so well. I like this card very much.
Frances

sarah said...

Love the mix of colours on this card, simply stunning. Definitely not too girly, love the ribbon roses add major interest.

Kate's Cards said...

I like this colour combo.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue
Wouldn't have thought of this colour mix but it works so well, really nice flowers as well.
love from Jackie D

Hellma said...

Another great card and another great idea

Anonymous said...

Brown and turquoise are a lovely combination of colours, really eye catching.

Bet

Vie Carter said...

Loved this card

Always something new and good to look at each day

Vie
x

Vee Cassidy said...

Turquoise is one of my favourite colours and is my birthtone so great for me. Vee x

Bea said...

great card - nice idea mixing the dies to get a different middle to outside - I think I will try that - thanks for the ideas you share

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue, Sophistication,elegant and classy!
Very talented lady, u got me hooked, can't wait to see what you produce each day. Thanks for puting smile on my face as i recuperate.
Luv Bim x

Redanne said...

Hi Sue,, you never fail to impress! Beautiful colours and wonderful combination of dies - and of course the ribbon! Really stunning.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another beautiful card in such wonderful colours.
Carol x

craftymum said...

wow this is a stunner!
sarah x

CraftyJo said...

My word - you must get through yards and yards of ribbon in a year! Lovely card :)

Sue H said...

HiSue,
A beautiful card, I love the use of different patterns, and the colours, well I am wearing brown and turquoise today so I love them :D
Sue H.

Sandra Riley .. .. said...

Lovely colour combination Sue! Can you give us any clues as to what you are bringing to the shows next week, so that we can add some last minute additions to our Santa Lists!!! haha.
Huge Hugs
Sandra Riley

lilygee said...

Those papers look stunning together and love the way the labels have been used together and cut - really gorgeous card and the colours look so good together - mellow and relaxing.
love lilygee xxx

Clai01 said...

Turquoise is one of my favourite colours, i like it most things , this is a great card, thanks for sharing your ideas.

Gwen marsden said...

Just gorgeous love the flowers

Carole said...

Gorgeous,....can never be too girly for me!!! Love the colours Carole Z xx

Anonymous said...

Love these colours together
Alison Glover

Seom said...

I love this colour combination. Will think about using it with some of my dies. So glad you will be on c&c next week I've booked my sofa spot.

sheila said...

Love the colour combination...yet another great card

PaulineC said...

The roses are really effective and I love the colour combination.

Vee said...

two of my favorite colors in the exact shades. thx, Sue. i love it.

Craftychris said...

The colours are fab and I love My Minds Eye papers x

Tracy said...

That colour combination is beautiful. Another stunner!

Jane said...

Realy works well this one love the colours and the papers and flowers lovely

Jane xx

Irene Thacker said...

what great coloures sue love them together, you are making me want to play so I of lol

Barbara Phillips said...

Gorgeous, love those two colours together. Your ribbon flowers are lovely. Still snowing here in Scotland and waiting for the gale force winds to hit as predicted by the weatherman.

suzie b said...

great card again Sue

suzie b said...

I love the cards that you make, you inspire us all. I so look forward to seeing each days wonderful creations. Hope you are enjoy your off with your family. Suzie B xx

CathyinMN said...

Love those colors together! As usual, you made a wonderful card.

Ardilla said...

What a great color combo!!!
Love your work, beautifully done :)

suzie b said...

great card again Sue

suzie b said...

great card again Sue

Fiona said...

Certainly a different colour combination

Crafty mop said...

I love this colour combination . Another fab card x

SMAG53 said...

Hi Sue.I just love the colour combination here,especially as turquoise is my favourite colour.Can't wait to see your show next week .xx

Shelley said...

Fantastic Sue, my favourite colours again, Love the ribbon roses. x

sheila said...

This card reminds me of frothy,marshmallow hot chocolate. Frivolous, fun and utterly delicious

pinky said...

Beautiful colour combination Sue, those flowers are so pretty. Makes one beautiful card.

scrapper said...

Great combination - you always seem to have just the right papers to go together
Love this card

Lindyloo said...

'Pretty papers, pretty ribbons of blue' (Roy Orbison) or 'Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things' (Julie Andrews from Sound of Music) I was inspired right through to my core with this card.
I love it because it does actually remind me of the time I could only afford brown paper parcels wrapped with string and bows for my children. I stamped the paper with christmas images to cheer it up and believe it or not, everyone loved it.
I wish for you all a very warm, Happy family Christmas. With love Linda

Sue Yorkshire said...

Linda I still use brown paper, looks great with all the trimmings on

xxxx

Sue Parish said...

Beautiful and very Sue-style! Loved the colour combination and the bows. Did spot the houndstooth, it will always remind me of you now but I have a vague memory of someone famous wearing that pattern - Jackie Kennedy? - another very stylish lady!

miislucky said...

This is not too girly at all. I love this style card and can be used to give to anyone. This is very nice!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful.

Rufus said...

Like the color combo and using a different die to cut out the middle worked beautifully. Another winner!
R/

Anonymous said...

Another stunner Sue, love tan and turquiose combo.
Hugs Amanda x

Elaine L said...

Stunning card Sue and I really love the colour combination. The colours are so pleasing to the eye and love the colour of the ribbon.
Elaine

baa-me-chick said...

Oh my fave colours........i love this one!
Nicki xx

Evik said...

this is my special one!!!!!!

toscania-art-life said...

Love this card. So beautiful, love the colorcombination.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Cant keep saying stunning,as they all are........
absolutely gorgeous, beautiful colours, you have such insight as towhat will work.
thank you for your inspiration

lorraine
xx

Debbie said...

hi sue
lovely card
from debbie

Janet said...

Never too girlie for me Sue - I love it!!

Diane Maitland said...

These are not colours I would have thought to put together but what a fantastic result. You always come up with fantastic ideas.

Cumbrianlass said...

Beautiful card, I love these colours.
Looking forwards to seeing you on IW next week.
Janet xxx

Jan said...

Lovely card Sue, beautiful colours and those gorgeous roses..... Mine always look a bit wilted or even dieing yuk. x

Teresa Ann said...

another great card x

Uta said...

Beautiful card and great colour combo.

Ellie said...

What a wonderful card, I love those colors together...

Lynne said...

Wow, the turquoise colour and the roses etc really lift the tan colour.I'm wondering what the card would look like with the final tan frame horizontal - did you try it?
Best wishes
Lynne in Spain

Carol S. said...

Love this card Sue. The flowers are stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

violetclouds said...

I love the vintage flower ribbons!

Anonymous said...

How did u get those papers to match? Wonderful how they flow one to another. Think i need more layering as yours looks brill. Silky ribbon looks good too, i have trouble finding the antque lace you use.
born again spellbinder
Nadine
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Helen said...

Lovely design Sue, I love the turquoise, Im not so keen on the tan in this combo, I would love to see this card in turquoise and Greys and I would also like to see it in Tan and black. Thank you as always for sharing xx

Doreen said...

Once again simply stunning.xxx

julie said...

hi sue can i ask how you come up with all the lovely cards you do,and you do one every day. i sit for hours just thinking lol then come to your blog and copy your lol hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com