Sunday, 22 January 2012

Believe, Imagine, Achieve

Hi blog friends!  A very simple card that probably doesn't need much explanation, but I will give you a quick rundown.  I used the heart squares and cut two to use as a background and mounted them top and bottom and slightly overlapping.  I liked the double diamond shape it gives you this way.  I layered up Labels fourteen on top, first with a larger one that I slightly inked the edges of and then a smaller one that I had stamped my sentiment on and inked also.  I used some Graphic 45 paper for the background behind my nesties and used an edgeability insert as a thin border between the different papers I used.  I used some red frilly edged ribbon across the card and a bow underneath my spiral flower.  I cut the flower out of the same paper as the background for balance.  The leaves were cut from the other background paper.  I added some black rhinestone swirls to the left and I used three of the small hearts that were the cut out pieces from my dies and put them in the upper right corner of my card to complete it.  Change the sentiment and I think this card would work for many occasions, don't you?  All for now, Sue x

127 comments:

Lindyloo said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card again, as usual.
I love the way that you have used bright red and yet it is completely controlled and toned down by the subtle background papers.
A fab layout too.
All the best Linda

inkypinkycraft said...

love the flowers and the spotty dotty fronds!hugs trace x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love the card really like using the squares the way you have.
Sue

Leanne said...

All your cards are so gorgeous that I wish I could get all the supplies to craft like you do.

melanie said...

this card is stunning just love the design Melanie

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, I love the colour combinations you use - it inspires me to try other things and not just stick to the tried and tested. Looking forward to seeing you on c+c in Feb.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Pam Swadling said...

Fab card. I like the colour combo and the use of the heart squares to give a double diamond shape. I also really like the flower made in the same paper as the background.

Olga said...

Very nice Sue! Good idea of combining die cuts.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, stunning card as usual. I too wish I had every die so I could copy most of your lovely cards. Maybe one day if I keep collecting them. Then I would need a larger craft room. LOL
Lots of love. Jenny L

Patricia said...

Oh! Sue, that is a FAB card you could use different squares different labels for a few variations on a theme, I love it.

Patricia xx

Julia Watts said...

Such a striking card! Love, Julia xxx

Maggie said...

Hi Sue, great card and colour combo like the squares used double very effective love the papers!

Maggie

Susan Flynn said...

Pretty card Sue love all the ways you have used your dies, you are so creative! Susan x

Maryann said...

Wonderful card, and yes it sutre can be used for many things, no doubt. It´s sooo lovely just as usual, and I love the colorcombo too.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Sue, as a new Grand Calibur owner, crafter and user your cards are a real inspiration for me. I still haven't completed a card using my dies yet but am enjoying playing.

Thank you for sharing

jacqui x

Kazbomps said...

A lovely card. The flowers and leaves made out of the backing paper really finish the card off. Karen x

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the use of dies must try this.
Great colours too. In fact I love it all.

Lydia
X

mags said...

Another lovely card Sue. Again, great use of the dies and love the flowers using the same papers.
Mags
x

Carole Z said...

Beautiful! The way you have been using these dies lately has given me inspiration for some Valentine cards I have been asked to make! I have been also using them a great deal on wedding cards..these and the circle hearts were a great investment. I absolutely love the flower on this card too, all the best, Carole Z xx

Linda said...

Hi Sue, The flower and foliage look amazing, how I wish I had some of your talent. Such a Stunning card. Linda x

Clai01 said...

I see it working for many occasions too, nice card as always.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue This is such a nice card I love the colours and the dies you have used. I especially love the way you have used the background paper for the flower and leaves
Heather x

Герцогиня said...

Good morning Sue!
Beautiful card! I love the colour combinations you use.

jean.phillips1 said...

Yet another stunning card Sue, love the colours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
this card is an interesting choice of colour and it works well together.
Ria

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely stunning. I particularly like the way you have divided up your composition & used fronds instead of leaves. Your cards are always inspirational and I pick up so many tips. Thank you so much. With Love and Light Theresa. H

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Rachelsmum said...

Lovely card again, Sue. Loving the flower and bow set off so beautifully with the leafy bits. Hadn't thought about blinging up the leaves,nice one xxxsue

22 January 2012 09:28

Lynnus said...

Love, love, love the colours in this one and the patterned paper makes the flower look so effective. x

lilygee said...

Good morning everyone - hope you are all having a good weekend. Sue - this card is so special - love everything about it - the interesting shape you've created using the heart squares and labels fourteen, the papers and the lovely sentiment. The colours are stunning too.
lots of love lilygee xxxx

Bhawana said...

Beautiful blog. loved everybit of it. loving being a follower here. Thanks

Clare said...

Lovely card, great for lots of occasions.

Clare x

Bee and Dee said...

Really like this card especially
colour combo Hugs Bee

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you have used the heart nesties and love the colours and as you said change the sentiment for other occassions. Yvonne xx

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. The colours are fantastic and the flower is so lovely.

Hugs, Uta

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
NICE COLOURS

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, as usual! Especially like the fronds on this one, they are really delicate, and look so good in the patterned paper. Anne x

elkearts&crafts said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful combination of paper, dies and ribbon. Stunning! I agree this could be for any occasion.
Elaine J

ang said...

love the way you used the 2 squares together, you make me look at dies in a totally different way thanks angxx

sheila said...

Love all the new ideas on this card Sue GREAT!

Victoria said...

Now this colour combination is right up my street! Stylish and sophisticated!

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I love the idea of the backing papers being used to balance the whole card. Maria has done a grand job on cc while you are away but cant wait for Feb to see what you have for us.
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Love the double diamond idea, must copy lol Ann

nattyboots said...

These colours so go together sue love this card.love Elaine H x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Another masterpiece Sue

you are so talented and its really lovely of you to share your talent with us all

Sue xx

Lexie said...

Lots going on but very elegant.
x

Lynne M said...

Love the papers used,wish my stash contained all the wonderful papers you use. Hope the weather ok where you are. Hurry back missed seeing you demostrate spellbinders over the last few days, Christine and Marie were fine but not the same without you. Lol Lynne M

Tracy Heaton said...

Wow, this is beautiful, and the sentiment is lovely.
Tracy x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This is such a flexible card suitable for any occasion, or male or female. I love to see how you change the shapes of the die, just by turning them! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Very rich looking.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, you are so inspirational,always coming up with new ways to use the dies. Love the colour combination on this one. Enjoy the rest of your stay with your family. Edwina

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the 3 little hearts added to the right it just finishes off the card in the same colour tones and designs. I am collecting all you images for inspiration..thank you
love marg

Fiona said...

I like the flower on the patterned paper

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Unusual colour choice and lovely layout.

Eileen x

Anonymous said...

Lovely again

She x

Ita said...

Hi Sue another work of art and I am happy as I have the heart dies , and will try to make the card
Ita

Redanne said...

Another stunning card Sue, and as you say it could be adapted to mose occasions. Anne x

Lorraine H said...

Very inspirational and lovely colours. Lorraine x

Sue Parish said...

Whoopee! Another one I can try because I've got all the ingredients to make it with. Well not the exact paper,but certainly something like. Doesn't that flower look good in the paper you've used, reminds me of one you made recently with striped paper which was also stunningly different from being used flat when made into a flower. Sue x

May said...

The design is STUNNING!, beautiful backing papers, Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. Ann W

Hellma said...

Hi Sue,
Love the use of dies must try this. Love the colors and your matching flower.

Jan said...

Love love love it, the colours, the design EVERYTHING. x

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! I love the idea of using the two square die-cuts layered like that.

Yvonne said...

Another fab card.... I just look fwd to feb although I have a feeling I will be in CA as not us what your dates are. I dread when you run out of ideas but I also think that is a long long way off .....

Claveh said...

Dear Sue, this looks just great.
I love the bright colours and wouldn't it make a great Valantine's Day card?

scrapper said...

Like this one Sue - very clear sentiment which draws the eye and a lovely complimentary background

Sue H said...

Hi Sue'
I agree with different sentiments this card could be used for so many occassions, it's lovely. Maybe it would work in different colours to?
Sue H. xx

Star said...

Sue you are just sooooooooooooo inspirational. You make me look throug my stash of papers with new eyes. Made yesterdays card and have to admit it looks great. Thank you...... back to the Grand Caliber :)

Star said...

Sue you are just sooooooooooooo inspirational. You make me look throug my stash of papers with new eyes. Made yesterdays card and have to admit it looks great. Thank you...... back to the Grand Caliber :)

Hanneke said...

Wonderful! Love the colors and sentiment and if you change the sentiment it could be a great card for another occasion. Hugs, Hanneke

yorkie said...

Sue what a fantastic card and i love the sentament your flowers are always perfect
Theresa x

jemet said...

Hi Sue one more beautiful card asusual. just love the way you use the dies and love the flowers

Jean

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
thanks for the day by day tuition. I learn something with/from u every day. Today laid out your card then changed colour on the stacked hearts square then laid 3 on top of each other going down in size , down the card ,the effect is amazing. I never go more than 3 colours on a card, thank you for all you give, and the inspiration to play. Also love we never waste anything with spellbinders, even the cut outs are used .WELL DONE SUE.
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

hazel said...

beautiful card sue love it xx hazel

Jenny, said...

Ooo loove the colours n so pretty too :)

nzillingworth said...

PS Love the sentiment on this card. Words means so much.

Crafty mop said...

How do u know how to finish a card off e every time ....you are really good at it and this is no exception x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, love the colours used

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a pretty card, I love the die cuts and your flowers are always so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Lisa M said...

You've completely turned my thinking on its side with this card. Literally. It's amazing how turning a piece of paper 45 degrees can make such a huge change. WONDERFUL idea and thank you so much for sharing. ;)
Hugs,
Lisa xxx

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Oh yes this card would work for many occasions! I love the color scheme and the layering you did to get the Diamond Shape. I'm new to Spellbinder Dies (just bought my 3rd set) and you've given me tons of ideas for them!

Shelley said...

Love everything about this card Sue. x

Ruthie said...

sticking use of colour here Sue, but as usual it all works together.

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue! and I love the sentiment! I think this would definitely work for lots of occasions! Love the color combination you used! and by the way.. congrats for reaching your goal of 2200! I knew it wouldn't take long :)

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, I really look forward to your inspiration every day. Chris

Janet said...

I like the idea of putting the two squares together behind the Longer die. I will try that myself, of course it will look nothing like as good as yours, with practice I may get better, and that's ok with me.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow gorgeous creation.Love this. Like the colors too.

Sudha
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Sue J said...

Another brilliant idea for using dies in a different way. :)

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Yet again, a lovely piece, colour choice and papers used are great, just wish I could have your mind for half an hour, lol.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Cazann49 said...

Love the colour combination Sue!! Gorgeous as ever...xx

Cazann49 said...

Love the colour combination Sue!! Gorgeous as ever...xx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue that is just lovely the flower is so great in the same paper! you really just have the knack of choosing the right papers!love it take care Margaret

anna christensen crafts said...

Wow! Sue, you have such a great eye for colour. I really love your colour combinations

gwendraeth said...

Simple but stunning, lovely colours
Gwenda

Oksana said...

Lovely sentiment on this card, which fits beautifully in the die cut!

Ellie Maggie said...

This card is amazing because until I'd read your explanation it looked to me as though the image was sunken into the card! Beautiful and very striking card hun - like how you've used the same papers for the flower and leaves too.
Ellie Maggie x

Barbara Phillips said...

What beautiful papers you always seem to have Sue, you must have a fab collection. Lovely card as usual and very elegant!

jan said...

hi sue, lovely card as usual, love the way you've used the heart squares.
love jan x

freedom99 said...

Hi sue lovely card as usual I find them so inspiring I just want to get the GC out and play but still busy sorting storage for my dies.

Can I ask what set the leaf die comes from don't think I have that one?

Also any hints yet on the next tv show?
I need to start saving if they are alll brand new dies because I know then for sure. Can treat myself this time, been missing out because I have too many in the sets n sale.

Keep up the Good work loving it.

All the best Pauline

CathyinMN said...

Love the colors you used in this card. Love the card!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! How do you manage to keep the ideas coming? xxxx Craftylicious.

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, love the card the colours are great the flowers are too, actually its all great, vanessa x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, wish I had your eye for matching papers and colours, mine never looks anything like yours. Great card, so many options, I have the Fleur De Lis squares and will try it with them

thank you for all ideas and help you give us

lorraine
xxx

Vicki Sharkey said...

Another simple yet elegant card, would look super in any colour way.
Looking forward to seeing you on C&C shortly, I just love watching people crafting, it brings everything to life.
Thanks again for so much wonderful inspiration Sue.
Vicki :)

yorkshiresue said...

Yet another stunning card Sue.
Love the colours
Hugs
Sue
XXX

lainey said...

I love your cards Sue, I watch you all the time on C&C you are so inspirational to me. You have such a good eye for colour combinations. :) Lainey x

bali said...

love this card. very seasonal Sue. Like the red with the antique feel. bali xx

sheila said...

Sue, you may say 'a simple card' but with your artistic flare and eye for composition it takes something simple into something quite sophisticated

gill said...

Love the card as always. I am having trouble with my spiral flower die, they never look like yours I must practise more. Extra homework for me I think!

Gill

bhavana said...

anotheu stunning card, so pleased your are able to share with us!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! You always deliver xxx

Elizabeth said...

Another lovely card and the sentiments are also lovely.
Elizabeth
x

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful sue i just love those dies and the sentiment is just wonderful tfs xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Rufus said...

Can't figure out it I like the layout or the color combo better, or maybe the DP...guess I'll go for all of the above!
R/

Jane said...

Red is my favourite colour, love the papers congratulations on reaching 2200 followers

Jane xx

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card - that folage die is so versatile

Vie
x

Ayelet said...

Great card, love the flower!

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I would be very happy to recieve this card from someone special,because its so beautiful and elegant.
Carol x

Pearl said...

Love how you have made a flower using the backing paper, and the red makes the card so vibrant! Its beautiful!
Love Pearl x

purplepengi said...

What a lovely card again Sue!

Susanne J said...

Love this card Sue another masterpiece xxxx hugs

EileenC said...

Wow - love the card and you are so inspirational - probably the reason my new year resolution is to use die cutting as my main card features with a sentiment for most of my cards this year.
hugs Eileen x

PaulineC said...

The flower is most unusual with the background paper. I love it.

miislucky said...

This is a really pretty card Sue. Love the layout and the flowers...another one to scraplift from ya....hehe. Mimi

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