Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A Treasured Friend

Good morning crafty friends, I hope we are all doing well this December morning!  As promised, here is a sneak peek at one of the cards for the shows today. I was chatting away to a friend in California while I made this card late one evening and I told her I would put it up on my blog today so she would be able to see what I was trying to describe over the phone to her!
I found this lovely decorative paper while in Florida and have been using it quite a lot.  It is metallic gold and black with some cream and tan thrown in with lovely little patterns that are great for card makers. I used several of the patterns for the background on this card.   The focal element was made using the Spellbinders Lacy Squares.  I cut two of them and interlocked them going in different directions to form a sort of frame for my sentiment, which was stamped and cut out with one of the fancy tag dies.  I did a bit of inking with Frayed Burlap while it was in the die, but it doesn't show up as well in the picture as in real life.  I added one flower made from matching decorative paper, another made from the black vintage ribbon and the last one is made of felt.  I like the mixture of the different styles and mediums for the flowers.  I think it adds great texture and interest to a card.  There is a close up picture below for you. 
I was sent an email from a follower some time ago with a picture of a card they had made.  It was a lovely creation and it had a feather on it.  I have seen some cards with feathers prior to this but they always looked a bit garish to me, but this one was really  lovely.  I asked her if I could borrow her idea sometime and said that I would give her credit, but for the life of me, I cannot recall who it was that sent that email.  I do apologise as my memory has been so bad recently, but please let me know if you read this and that was your idea, send an email to remind me please.  Anyways, I just felt that a little black feather looked quite pretty on this card so I added it as an accent.  I added some rhinestone swirls to accent the other side of the card.  I hope you will tune in for some of the shows today and tomorrow (or by computer at www.createandcraft.tv)   All for now, Sue x





93 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely, clever interlocking of dies and the flowers and foliage are beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card sue you are so clever at putting things together. Now I am going to have to get some feathers ;-) because they finish the card. Welcome back and I hope you are not too jet lagged, looking forward to seeing you later
Heather x

mags said...

Beautiful card. Those papers are lovely. Love the interlocking of the dies and the gorgeous flowers. And that feather does finish the card
Mags
x

melanie said...

Beautiful card, can`t wait to see you today on C&C glad you safe journey.Melanie

Jan said...

You make the most wow cards Sue. Love this one and those papers are to die for.x

Jan said...

This is delicious Sue. I love the way you use your different nesties together. xx Jan

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, WOW, WOW, WOW, just love the card very classy. I think the papers are fabbbbbbbbbb. Hope you have a wonderful day. Sorry I'll miss the shows today. Lovely to have you back in UK. Lots of love. Jenny L

Carole said...

Sumptuous,clever, elegant...wow! Looking forward to the shows! Welcome back to the UK Sue, Carole Z xx

Marie-Louise said...

A very elegant card. Really nice.

Helen said...

omg this is so gorgeous Sue, The colours, styling, everything is lovely, this is one of my favourites, thank you xx

Crafty mop said...

What a beautiful card sue those flowers are just wonderful love them a lot .......colours are great in fact fantastic card x

Julia Watts said...

Really lovely. The flowers, as always, are just gorgeous. Love, Julia xxx.

di said...

This is stunning and makes me want to make a big card. Looking forward to tonight and tomorrow.

Sandra said...

Beautiful as always

Bee and Dee said...

Great show about to put recorder on. Hugs bee

Uta said...

Your card looks so great.

sheila said...

Great card....looking forward to the shows

Irene Thacker said...

lovely card sue you really make them special

Maggie said...

Love the papers you have used to make this stunning card - feathers always add that special finishing touch. Have a good show/shows on record as busy day today - anyone would think it's Christmas lol!

Maggie H

Vee Cassidy said...

Welcome Home, Sue! Gorgeous, elegant card I almost want to say decadent but that not right word maybe seductive? Looking forward to your shows x

Sue Yorkshire said...

WOW!!! this is absolutely fabulous and I love it

Looking forward to todays shows.

xxxx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue hope you are not too jet lagged and all ready for the shows! love this card it is just gorgeous..... take care Margaret

pinky said...

Its a fabulous card Sue, very elegant. I have earmarked your shows for today. Hope your journey was an easy one and your not too tired to entertain us:)

Anonymous said...

love the idea of the feather it gives yet another texture and blends really well
love n hugs
Alison Glover

joy said...

Well Sue i must say the card is outstanding.
Love the colours and patterns. i have used the tag die before and it add class to the card.
Glad to see you back.
joyce e

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , Love the different textured flowers. Lovely card, black and gold go great together. Yvonne xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
I think this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen, I don't know if it is the colours or the patterned papers, but it is beautiful.
Janet xxx

Anne RD said...

Another fabulous card Sue - echos of Downtown Abbey.
What a lovely feature to make the flowers in three different materials.
Anne x

AnnR said...

Absolutely great as usual! You are so inspirational. i really lok forwar dto your daily postings- they put me in a good mood for the rest of the day. Hope to get home from work to catch your show today- notmuch to see to pre order on the C&C website as yet- BUT I'll be checking during the day. Thanks for all your hard work, it is really appreciated. x

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Sue. This is a really lovely card and persuades me that I really must use some of my patterned paper stash. Looking forward to 5pm.
Frances

marg said...

Hello Sue
This is so elegant I love the backing papers and the Black feather.
I hope you are awake enough for the C/C programmes you do work hard !
Love Marg

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card. Love the colours and the backing papers really are stunning.
Looking forward to the shows.

Eileen x

Maryann said...

This isjust soooooo gorgeous Sue, I love how you´ve layered this one, and it´s just as perfect for males as females, that´s always good.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful sue, I like everything about this card, thanks for giving us so much inspiration Edwina

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, this is totally gorgeous! I am in awe in all that you do with spellbinders anyway, but this is incredible!

lilygee said...

What a gorgeous card - the papers are to die for - love everything about this card - thanks for sharing it with us Sue. Welcome back.
lots of love lilygeexxx

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. Can't wait to see the programmes you are doing today Sue. I do agree about feathers but they just suit this card. Ann W

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card. I have just started weaving the frames. Some lovely patterns appear. Love the paper u have chosen on this card,
Yes be watching all your shows. Good luck.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful card Sue and the black and tan colours are so pretty together. I love your flowers too and the feather adds that lovely little touch. Im looking forward to todays show. Lee x

Elaine L said...

Great idea to weave the frames and love the background paper - never seem to get enough choice over here. Absolutely stunning card - looking forward to catching you on TV tonight.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

Sue,
This is absolutely stunning and the feather is so subtle. Love the colours and the paper.

Look forward to seeing you later today on t.v.

Elaine J

CraftyJo said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sandra F said...

Just one word for this card
STUNNING

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful - this is just my sort of card

papers are great and colours lovely

glad your home

Vie
x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
WOW what a lovely card and I can't wait to watch your demos on C&C today.
Carol x

Craftychris said...

This one is fabulous! I love the touch of the feather. I am looking forward to the c & c shows x

Lisa M said...

Sincerely, this is beyond elegant!

Clai01 said...

Just loving the design of this one, thanks for sharing the ideas!

Janet said...

Great to have you back Sue and am looking forward to the show tonight. Once again the card is magnificent - you are one very talented lady.

Missmizog said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. I know that I won't be able to watch all the programmed live, but am recording them, I am so looking forward to seeing all the shows.
Sue

craftycath said...

I really look forward to my daily 'dose' from you Sue - I do not have the words in my vocabulary to express how great your cards are - so being Scottish I will say 'Fandabidozy'
Will be watching today
Thanks
Cathie Craft

Ellie said...

It sure has lovely little pattern, and you made a lovely card with it!!

Lindyloo said...

I knew that that you would come back with some stunning cards and revitalised creativity and HOW!
This is so romantic Sue; just like the clothes and draperies of the film it reminds me of. Fancy some clues? Well I was brought up on Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamor films (to name but a few). It was the third in a series of films starring the two legendary men and was made in 1942 (I had to look that bit up)
Well I'm sure you know......
It was 'Road to Morocco'. For anyone reading that may not know the film and wonder about the connection, it was a funny spoof of the Arabian Nights genre. So think Arabian/Moroccan romance and the luxurious fabrics of the palace of a princess and you're there.
And before you ask, no I am not that old. lol...
I hope everything goes without a hitch for you today & tomorrow Sue.
All the best Linda x
ps The feather is just lovely and I am sure the emailer will be elated.

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!! I love your flowers Sue, they always look amazing!!

TimeOut2Create said...

Welcome back sue,Wow what a fab card....I WANT, I NEED THAT CARD...lol everything about this card says classy and elegant. Great job sue!!
I always tune in to see your creations on c&c but too shy to email in and will be watching today and tomorrow.
You have inspired me more than you'll ever know... Thank you!!
Luv Bim x

Barbara Phillips said...

One of my favourite cards so far. It is very elegant and regal looking. Great addition the feather. Glad you are back on C&C, hope you are well rested after your holiday.

Anonymous said...

Another sophisticated and elegant card - it would be a pleasure to let it grace my mantlepiece.
Its good to have you back on our screens.
Hugs Amanda x

Carol S. said...

Now this is definately a Sue Wilson card!! Stunning! I love the different flowers and feather they work together really well. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Shelley said...

Just beautiful Sue, am recording the shows, to watch later. x

CathyinMN said...

I love this card! It is stunning!

Tracy said...

I LOVE this colour combo - I know what you mean about feathers, but this looks so classy.
Great to have you back on tv

Jane said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful love this one

Jane xx

violetclouds said...

the feather looks really classy, also love the way you have made the frame from two cut shapes and rotated one 45°. Loved the buckle card on the show (tho it was a bit hard going to watch via internet as freeview closed down), I would never have thought of that!. Missed out on the butterfly set, you created such demand the internet website couldnt cope! it was like overloaded and crashing out!! (Plus I was dithering a bit, adding the magnetic mats to my basket and whatnot LOL)
Looking forward to the later show

PaulineC said...

I do agree about the different mediums for flowers looking great and the feather is a lovely touch. Gorgeous card altogether. Off to watch your shows now, which I have taped.

Redanne said...

Glad you are back safely, watched your shows today and saw this card - absolutely stunning Sue, the flowers are amazing and the foliage die is much better looking that you would think. Great shows, great card, great inspiration! Regards, Anne Rx

gwe marsden said...

Beautiful card sue , glad to see you back on tv

themessycraftroom said...

A stunning classy card. Just love those papers. Hugs x ChrisB

missybossy65 said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous is all I can say about this card! I love the colours, the flowers, the interlocking lacy squares (will be nabbing that idea) I even like the feather and I am not a feather girl!! Welcome back :0) Ali x

Soo said...

A really lovely card --and great to see you on C&C today. You and those Spellbinders sure wreak havoc on their systems!! :) :)

Fiona said...

Like the interlinking of the die cuts

Lorraine said...

this is pre elegance in all its glory i love this card and the shows were fabulous xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Great to see you back on our sunny (LMAO) shores again Sue, and on our screens.
Where did you get the papers from? They are gorgeous!!

Doreen said...

Wow I wish my work turned out half as good as yours,beautiful.xxx

TOM said...

hi Sue lovely card as always.I have just watched
your 22.00 show and I was lucky enough to be
picked out for a card. hope the post is quick

Kathryn said...

Hi Sue
Really enjoy your demos and blog x
Kathryn x

violetclouds said...

lucky you Tom! I am sure you will appreciate a Sue original. I was thinking, that foliage that looks kindof seaweed like, could that also be reindeer antlers?

Sue Parish said...

Welcome back Sue, it was lovely to see (and record)your shows today and the cards are just stunning - I thought the amazing one above would be my favourite but the others are so gorgeous too. I bought the Grand dies multibuy this morning - before C & C put the pictures and details on the website so without even seeing which ones they were! - the price was so good I was afraid to wait in case I missed them. Was thrilled to discover later what nice ones they are and looking forward to getting them very much. Hope there'll be enough things left to do all the shows tomorrow - it's been such a treat and really enjoyed today. Hope you're not too tired. Sue x

Rufus said...

Lovely! Who wouldn't be thrilled to find this in their mailbox?!
R/

Debbie said...

Sue i love this card
from Debbie

Yvonne said...

Now this is a just stunning. Love the beautiful papers, and the colours on this card. So much to see, yet not in your face. Just stunning x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Did not get a chance to comment on this card yesterday - just lovely!!! Have been recording your shows and will enjoy watching them later on! I like being able to freeze something to take a closer look or go over something you are doing a couple of times to get a better idea of methods!!! Did however order the embossing folder "Tied Together" which I have been waiting for you to introduce!!!! See you used it this morning!!! Kay x

sheila said...

Love this!!

Ayelet said...

Great card!
I love the flowers!!!

GoonerGirl said...

Stunning card. Loving the colour combo.. Chris xx

baa-me-chick said...

Beautifu! I would love to be the friend to recieve this.....:-)
Nicki xx

Geraldine Saunders said...

Hi

Really love this card

Geraldine S

Anonymous said...

Wow stunning card Sue

jordiegirl said...

Hi Sue

This is another gorgeous creation of yours - saw this on TV too.

Great to have found your blog so I can keep checking in to see your ideas and help me with my crafting.

Jackie D said...

Glad to see you back Sue and another inspirational card. I love the colours and the flowers and foliage are just ******I can't think of another word which hasn't already been used!!

love from Jackie D

sheila said...

I am just in awe of this card,saw you doing demo of it tonight. You'll have to become an agent for this place in America where you get these beautiful papers from

Sue said...

Wow wow wow just stunning and have enjoyed the shows Luv Sue x

Lynne M said...

Saw this demo'ed last evening, what am amazing card. Elegant, stylish, multilayered ( blast running out of words that have not been used many times before) Thank you for sharing your ideas with us crafters. Lol Lynne M

julie said...

love this sue, hugs julie xx