Monday, 30 January 2012

Beauty In The World

Good morning everyone!  Ribbon overload here.  I have had this ribbon in my stash for ages and I have been trying to use it for a while now.  Not sure that it works here, but at least I got it out of my system! LOL  Sometimes you just have to give in to it before you can move on, huh?  I used the elegant posts in the corners for accents but I cut the top of them so they would create a nice corner.  The background was created using black card embossed with the Intrinsic embossing folder.  An aperture was cut from decorative paper using the Fleur de Lis rectangle die templates.  The sentiment was stamped and cut out with Labels four and mounted in the centre.  I made a flower using the same decorative paper and a spiral flower from felt.  I added a black organza rose (from Creative Expressions)  to create a trio of flowers of different colours and textures.  I love different mixtures like this, it just seems to make everything more interesting!  I added some leafs that I punched and ran them through a paper crimper for texture.  No surprise to see paper piercing though, huh?  I do have to admit that when I do a card and don't pierce around the edge, it doesn't seem finished to me.  It is kind of like a signature to me, like dotting the "i's" and crossing the "t's" so to speak!  Oh, and just in case any of you were going through any TWS (teal withdrawal symptoms), this one is for you (Lynne M) he he!  All for now, Sue x

149 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the Teal ,the flowers and ribbon, i think this card would do for many an occasion it is perfect. Yvonne xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, the ribbon works really well. The card is a masterpiece I love everything about it, especially the TEAL background. Now I've had my fix of teal I'm ready for the day. ( No more TWS for me). LOL Lynne M x x x

Missmizog said...

Another stunning card Sue. I think the ribbon works really well and i do love black and teal.
Sue

Annie said...

Hi Sue yet another stunning card and the ribbon just finishes it of beautifully. The teal is a soft yet beautiful eye catching colour i think a creative play is in order bye for now!!

Sonia said...

Good moning Sue, beautiful card, love the colours and the mix of different textures and papers. Genius!
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous colours in this card, love the combo.hugs trace x

Vicki Sharkey said...

I really love this one, the teal and black so great together and great use of the posts. A real stunner!
Vicki :)

Patricia said...

Wow! a stunning card, love everything about it.
Needed to see a Teal and black combo again.
Thank you
Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue what a nice way to use the posts as a corner, altogether a fabulous card. I especially love the different textures of the flowers and of course the colour black and teal.
Heather x

hazel said...

Morning Sue love this card, the colours, ribbon and dies used. xx hazel

sheila said...

Love everything about this card.Must try the piecing.
the crimping of the leaves a good tip too.x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, this card is wonderful! I'm a big teal fan too and it's good to see it's return :). I really love the ribbon and think it works really well...in fact the whole card is absolutely stunning, Carole Z xx

Jan said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours and that background paper is stunning. No matter how hard I try my flowers aren't as good as yours but they are improving. x

Julia Watts said...

Don't really like the ribbon, I'm sorry. Love the flower trio and the posts make great corners. Love, Julia xxx

Jan said...

Fab card Sue xx Jan

Crafty mop said...

I like the ribbon here sue ut goes well I think with the lovely background paper....a great card today .......I like to do dots and straight lines around mine so I know what you mean with the piercing malarkey
...x

Lynnus said...

Another stunner, I think the pattern on the ribbon really brings out the pattern of the corner pieces, a stunning card in you fave colour! x

bhavana said...

Stunning card! Ribbon is your signature! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, how do you get so many different idea's and looks so easily !!! I love it, all these different textures just compliment each other. Hope you and your mom have a great day. All the best Suzie B. xx

Maryann said...

WAUW absolutely gorgeous Sue. I LOOOOOOVE this teal color too and this one is just so wondderful made and it fit so perfect with the black and makes it so elegant, and the ribbon is awesome with this too, so it´s really perfect, I think. Stunning work again hun.

Hellma said...

Great card.

Hellma said...

Great card.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, I think the ribbon tones in well with the teal, beautiful card. Edwina

Anonymous said...

Love the card just not sure about the bow, would have to see it live

She x

ang said...

love the use of black looks very striking and love the idea of the posts who would have thought (or who else) love the different uses you get out of your dies ang xx

Sandra F said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love the black and teal together.

Clai01 said...

Really lovely colour tones, love this card , thanks for posting it.

jean.phillips1 said...

Love this card Sue, the ribbon goes well with it. I have the post dies and never known how to use them so will have to get chopping! Love the colours, the teal background makes it. The mix of flowers too, in fact everything about the card is perfect. Jean x

Linda said...

I love how you use die's for things other than their obvious purpose. And I think the ribbon looks fab. Linda x

Victoria said...

I love the colour combination - you really encourage me to get out of my comfort zone with colour to experiment a bit more. The ribbon is a bit much for my taste but it works well with the card. Gorgeous flowers and leaves.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, back to lovely teal today. Fabbbbbbb card. A typical Sue card. What is there not to like about your creations. I am about to start on my granddaughter's wedding invites, but am not sure what design to use. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Jenny, said...

great colours, love the bow. Thax for the share :)

Clare said...

Gorgeous card - I love the flowers.

Clare x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue ...lovely lovely card its your attention to detail that make you the best!!!!!! love the leaf crimping and the flowers just a beautifull card take care Margaret

occasionali said...

Hi Sue. Not sure about the bow but the card is stunning. Love the way you use the dies in a "different" way to the obvious. The posts make beautiful corners and the aperture with the fluer de lys is amazing.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,

Love everything about this card but the large bow I think its a bit overpowering but that just me.
I would light to copy this one with a smaller bow perhaps in black.
Lydia
XX

Lexie said...

I love the card but I'm not sure about that huge bow either. I adore the ribbon roses, though...they're so beautiful.
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, The card is beautiful. I am a huge fan of this colour combo and the backing paper is gorgeous. I have real difficulties fitting 3 flowers onto my cards, and always end up with 2, which isn't as pleasing to the eye. I will be trying again today using this card's layout as a guide. With love & light Theresa. H

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love Teal !
Love the aperture and adore the backing papers..now what is not to like ?
LoveMarg

joan Hill said...

Really like this one, has a sort of Victorian feel to it, very pretty. I'm also a big fan of teal. x

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
If I say that I am singing looking at todays card will that tell you what I think of it? Yep, good cos I 'love' it, including the bow.
As to what I am singing do you want some clues or do I just tell you? Ummm... come on you know me by now:-
Sung and composed (jointly with brother/friend) by Jackie DeShannon in '68, covered as a duet in '88 by Al Green & Annie Lennox and, surprisingly, Lennard Nimmoy (Spock) also released a version (thanks Wikipedia for that titbit). In fact it has been covered by approx 22 people. I say approx as multi celebs sang it for GAP advert in '03. Oh, Lulu and the legend Ella Fitgerald sang it too..
Any ideas Sue; anyone?
'Think of your fellow man, Lend him a helping hand..... And the world will be a better place...'
Yes, bet your singing it now, LOL, its.. 'Put a little love in your heart'. I love this song and I love this card.
What a way to start my day (and the first lines are for you Sue, thank you again).
Have a fab day Sue and all.
Linda x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the use of the posts for the corners. The whole thing is very elegant.

Hanneke said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the teal, my favorite colors! I think the ribbon works wonderful in this card. Love the flowers as well. Hugs, Hanneke

Ruthie said...

fab fab card I love the colours yet again you have it spot on sue.

Anonymous said...

I love this card, the background paper is gorgeous. Terrie

Barbs said...

What a beautiful card! So inspiring. I just love it . Barbara. X

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card-love everything especially the teal/black combination.
Eileen x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
I really love this style of card that you do, Teal and Black, love this combo, I am sure this card would suit many occasions.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Kate's Cards said...

Oh Sue this card has really cheered me up it's so beautiful. Sorry I haven't commented recently, but I have been really poorly. Still not too good, but will try to make at least one card today! Thank you for all the inspiration and your always cheery posts.
Kate
xxx

Barbara Daines said...

Aha, back to my favourite type of your cards....this is gorgeous....A very 'Sue' card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue A beautiful card, love the use of the Fleur de Lys die, and the flowers. Not sure about the bow, but as previously commented, and being the proud owner of your orphans, I am sure the photograph doesn't do it true justice. Anne x

Sue J said...

You can never overdo ribbon, I love it. :) The colours are gorgeous as well. :)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and sentiment. I love the flowers being different textures, shame the PC doesn't have touchy vision :-).
Frances

lilygee said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Very lovely card Sue and the ribbon looks great. Those elegant posts look so good on this card too.
lots of love lilygee xxx

Star said...

Love this card Sue. I got the fleur de lis rectangles on Saturday :) They make a fantastic appature. Now where is my Grand Caliber......................

Debbie Tinks said...

sue nice colours lovely card

Ayelet said...

Another stunning card!
I love the colors and the ribbon.

Bee and Dee said...

Really lovely colour combo Hugs Bee

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful!

Ann said...

Fantastic ribbon! I love this- its stunning.

gwendraeth said...

This is a beautiful card in proper Sue style, love the colour cobinations,
Gwenda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours. Good tip/idea to put the leaves through a crimper. Thanks Ann W

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, love the teal and black, the post dies are on my wish list, they are so versatile and thanks for the tip of putting the leaves through a crimper, I am going to dig mine out today, have not used it for a while. The bow and flowers are brilliant, this is such a Sue card and thanks for sharing. Hugs, June x

CraftyCj said...

Another lovely card..love your inspiring blog x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
This is a beaut of a card probable top of my fav list at the mo. I have not been one for teal but you have swayed me and a few of my cards well teal is creeping in. Thank You
I need some ideas for valentines cards plz, lol
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Dawn Louise said...

Another stunning creation, would never have thought to put black and teal together, it works a treat, thanks sue x x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

I love this card Sue, the colours and the design. I think this could be one of my favourites!
Chris

Claveh said...

Hi Sue,
This is really lovely, I love it!
Love the colours, very nice!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! A real Sue card - I must get the Tim Holtz ruler so I can have a go at the piercing xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I am also a Teal addict. Watched Dancing on Ice last night and Jane Torvill's Teal costume was sooooo beautiful!! So is your card!! The ribbon looks fine as the colour really works. Another masterpiece!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandra Riley..... said...

Welcome back the TEAL !! that must be your therapy session over!
I have more Teal cardstock, ribbon and papers, but I don't want use it, just stroke it!
That is true of so much of my paper stash!
You make such amazing paper flowers, beautifully finished off, is there a tutorial for that somewhere?
Hugs
Sandra

Sandra Riley..... said...

Welcome back the TEAL !! that must be your therapy session over!
I have more Teal cardstock, ribbon and papers, but I don't want use it, just stroke it!
That is true of so much of my paper stash!
You make such amazing paper flowers, beautifully finished off, is there a tutorial for that somewhere?
Hugs
Sandra

Uta said...

This card is so beautiful. I like this romantic touch on it.

Hugs, Uta

Maggie said...

Always pleased to see Teal and ribbons and flowers Sue, know what you mean about getting something out of your system and moving on!!rofl. Love using the posts as corners always look so elegant, overall a fab card again.

Maggie

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love the card as always.
You really do know how to spoil us.
Keep the good work up.
joyce e

jemet said...

Hi Sue

Another stunning card. Love the colours

Jean

jan said...

hi sue, love this card, especially the ribbon. like you I don't feel a card looks finished without a touch of ribbon
love jan x

mgq said...

lovely card Sue. i love the teal. Marieq

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
No wonder you are getting withdrawal symptoms, this card is beautiful,where did you get that lovely ribbon?
Carol x

melanie said...

Stunning card love the ribbon it does set the card off .Melanie

May said...

Sunning card Sue yet again, love that ribbon, the teal background is perfect with the different textures, just Beautiful, Hugs May x x

Pinky said...

Have only just got broadband...my fault for living in the middle of nowhere!!...so this is my first chance to see your blog and get inspired by your creations! I like the ribbon and the aperture - nice way of using the dies! Thanks for all your ideas Sue.

CraftyJo said...

I just scrolled down the comments a little to make sure I was not the only one 'not really liking the ribbon' :D I don't like to criticize, the rest of the card is lovely and I like the idea of running the leaves through a crimper for texture. I'm finding myself piercing around my cards a lot more lately too, think it's contagious.

Luanne said...

another beautiful card Sue! just love the colors and papers you used. The flowers are gorgeous

Sandy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! I think the bow goes perfect with this card! I love how you did the corners, and those flowers are beautiful! I love the black and teal color combo you put together also! It all looks wonderful!

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And I love the bow! I looked at in close-up (as taught on this blog!) and the knot appears to have a kind of buckle I don't recognize, looks too real to be a die cut one, though I suppose it could be, but it's very pretty. I love everything in this card, it's a Sue Wilson masterpiece. Just thinking there should be a feminine version of masterpiece I could use - but mistresspiece would be SO not right!! Sue x

lainey said...

Hi Sue loving the colour!! I love your use of embellishments, keep them coming!! lainey x

Eileen C said...

Ribbon overload - never!!! I like the ribbon and think it works well with the layout and is just lovely! I've got a confession - i've not used teal in my cardmaking yet(hang my head in shame!)but like the colour combo so much I will put it on my 'must try' list.
Eileen (Edinburgh) x

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue! Love that ribbon! And those flowers and, well, everything really. Every square inch is scrumptious! Have a sweet day!

Ita said...

Hi Sue another masterpiece, I love the way you use the dies, cutting a little piece of etc., I will habe to stary thinking outside the box with the dies I have.
Ita

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, the ribbon, the piercing,the flowers and especially the colours. A definite wow card :D
Sue H. xx

Vie Carter said...

My fav colour combo - loved the flowers etc - not sure about the ribbon - but overall fab

Vie
x

Olga said...

Very nce Sue. Love flowers and ribbon!Good color combo.

Helen O said...

Gorgeous, Helen O xxx

Shelley said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic. Love everything about it. Thanks for the Teal, I too, was missing it. x

Redanne said...

Love the way you have used the Fleur de Lis die and I think the ribbon matches well. Glad to see the paper piercing, that definitely means it is a gorgeous Sue card.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue ,the ribbon works really well

baconbits said...

Yippee, ribbon, flowers and teal all in one day....
This card is stunning and that says it all.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

PaulineC said...

I think that the ribbon goes perfectly. Yet another great card.

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful colours and layout on this card. Gorgeous ribbon.


Edna x

CraftyLoops said...

This card is stunning and the ribbon is just beautiful and I love your flowers. Beautiful card Sue. Lee x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue love the card and love the ribbon not sure if would have the guts to put them together but they work on your card.

looking forward to your TV shows in February

lorraine
xxx

Elaine said...

I have to admit I dont like the fleur de lis rectangle but the way you have used it as just a frame it does look so nice. The bow is super and the colours are great I do like the teal and black.Very nice verse. lovely card.
Elaine. W

Lisa M said...

Beautiful!!!

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this card and love the roses. I have started piercing round the edges of my cards and agree with you they look more finished, the Tim Holtz ruler is so wonderfully useful for this and other projects.lol Ann

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love the colors.

Jane said...

Beautiful I love everything about it just my cut of tea lol

Jane xx

Cazann49 said...

The ribbon is gorgeous and works well with the Bp Sue..Stunning card as always...xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful, a true Sue Wilson card! Love the paper crimping on the leaves and the flowers are lovely.

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card! I like the ribbon on it; it looks like it belongs. Love the patterned paper you chose.

Tracy Heaton said...

A welcome return to teal! Lovely, I think the ribbon works particularly well with the patterned paper.
Tracy x

yorkshiresue said...

Black and Teal, I love those colours and the card you've made using them
Sue
XXX

Trulyblessed said...

Lovely card once again Sue.

nina said...

wow another lovely card where do you get that teal card from you should no need to bring your own range of card and papers PLEASE.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a truely beautiful card and the ribbon so goes with it.
I love the way you have changed the use of the posts they do make lovely corners.
Ria

Lilnute said...

I think the ribbon works very well, Sue, The whole card is just perfect.
love and hugs,
Dawn x

Lorraine said...

THIS IS FABTASTIC SUE LOVE THE COLOURS,DIES,RIBBON ALL OF IT SHOWS A BEAUTIFUL ELEGANCE TO IT LOVE IT XX

Fiona said...

I think I'd probably prefer it without the ribbon, but that's me. Great card and nice colours.

themessycraftroom said...

Beautiful love the colour combination. Hugs x ChrisB

Kazbomps said...

Love the colours of this card and the dies used as corners. Very effective. Karen x

Kazbomps said...

Love the colours of this card and the dies used as corners. Very effective. Karen x

Kazbomps said...

Love the colours of this card and the dies used as corners. Very effective. Karen x

SusanneJ said...

Love teal this card is gorgeous well done Sue as usual lol xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Stunning card Sue

I love the crimping on the leaves
and the colour combo is delicious

xxx

sandee said...

wow, I cannot get over how many comments you get on a regular basis, you are one popular girl! I just came by to see if there was a sock post, maybe saving that for Wed? :)

bhavana said...

back to usual, such a beautiful card! thanks for sharing!

mags said...

Another beautiful card Sue. The ribbon looks super and love the colours.
Mags
x

miislucky said...

Very pretty card Sue! Love the flowers and the ribbon goes really well with the whole card. Mimi

Oksana said...

Beautiful colours and a lovely sentiment!

Craftycat said...

Lovely to see teal again lol. I'm off to use a much neglected paper crimper to make some leaves! x

Yvonne said...

Ooh I love this one I do so like these colors tgthr. Well done.

elkeartsandcrafts said...

What a lovely design. You are so creative. Love everything about it.
ElaineJ

Jenny said...

Lovely Card. I love the ribbon on it.

craftysals creative corner said...

love the colour combo with this one sue

nattyboots said...

I just love these colours Sue . Elaine H.x

Rufus said...

Not sure about the bow, but the rest of it is lovely!
R/

Lorraine H said...

Just love the colours you have used here and so much texture. Beautiful. Lorraine x

Erica said...

lovely card x
erica x

sheila said...

This card looks intricate and beautiful

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

So much texture and beauty! I love frame and the elegant corners! The flowers are gorgeous too!

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