Saturday, 14 January 2012

For You

 Good morning crafty friends!  If you have been having any difficulties leaving comments recently, I think I have figured it out!  I have had to change the way the comments come up so it will look a bit different, but I think I have solved the problem, fingers crossed.  I hadn't added the "reply" button that has been showing up after the last few posts and I think it was causing some of the problems, so it had to be removed.  If you are still experiencing any issues, please email me and let me know.
What I really like about today's post is that it is a a card for any occasion, any person, and can be done in any colour combo you like.  This is a card that you can put together quickly if you need something on the spur of the moment too.  We like those kinds of cards with our busy schedules, don't we?  Working from the focal point,  I cut the largest size of the Heart Squares in black card.  Next,  I used the Spellbinders Heart Circle die templates  and I cut the largest heart circle with the next size down inside of it to cut an aperture out of it.  I  mounted the large circle upwards with mounting foam, while securing the smaller heart circle directly in the centre where it was cut from, but without any mounting foam behind it.  You can see the dimension levels to the card in the close up photo below.  The background for the card was created using half of the Lotus border die (If you have read the blog earlier, please note that I have corrected the name of the border.  I am forever getting those two mixed up.  It is not the In Spades border!) on each side of the square.  This border is unique in that it cuts half completely through and the other side of it cuts out sections of the die but leaves the entire piece attached to the card.  It allows you to do things that other dies cannot do and because of that it is very versatile.  I just wanted a little bit of an edge to frame my focal point so using half the die cut was perfect, just enough to draw the eye in I felt. If you don't own that die, try just embossing the background with an embossing folder as that will add nice interest also.   The card was completed with my favourite paper piercing edge and a few mats and layers of cream and black.  The really nice thing about this sort of card design is that it uses all the sizes of the heart circle dies so you really are getting value for your money.  No sense in not using them if you have them, right? 
I have decided to post the comment game winners weekly while I am away.  I will site the post date and then the random number and corresponding comment that has won and list them all together.  I hope you don't mind, it is just easier for me to keep track of that way.
All for now, Sue x

134 comments:

joy said...

Hi Sue
Thats better now i can leave a comment for you.
I think the card is lovely . I have the dies so will have a play with them. i'll let you know how i get on. [ bet it wont look like yours] lol.

melanie said...

Fantastic card I have all these dies but never thought of doing this thanks for your insperation.Melanie

Anonymous said...

Wow, yet another beautiful card Sue, love all your inspurations thank you,

Crafty mop said...

Love this die sue great for valentines day ........love this card.......grand x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic card. Love those dies. Will need to add them to my even longer list now. LOL. At his rate I will never see Paris. LOL. I had no problem leaving my comments.
Hope your having a lovely time with your family.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Anonymous said...

HURRAY ;-) I am back on the blog LOL. I had these dies yesterday so I can play today. This is another lovely card Sue and I love the way you have used half of the spade die another thing for me to copy. Thanks for sharing
Heather x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This is another winner with me. Yvonne xx

Герцогиня said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic card. Love those dies. Thanks for sharing Tanya xx

Stacy H-W said...

Really, really lovely card. WOW!

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card i have these dies so will have some fun trying this out.
Sue

Anonymous said...

HI Sue, Love these dies they are so versitle especially when they are in your hands. Another masterpiece. All the best Suzie B

mags said...

Lovely card again Sue. Don't have these particular dies but certainly giving me the inspiration to play about with the dies I have. Just shows that you can combine the sets really effectively.
Mags
x

Patricia said...

Wow! another fantastic card.
I have all these dies, "todays project is.........."
Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me this week and every week to be honest.

Patricia xx

Luanne said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. Love those dies you are using

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the way you use different shaped dies together. Hope you're having a lovely time with your Mum. Love, Julia xxxx

CraftyLoops said...

Yeap, Im able to comment! Beautiful card Sue. And I completely agree, its a fantastic card that can be used for any occasion and for male or female. Terrific card. Lee x

Sue J said...

I look at my dies totally differently now I have seen your ways of using them. Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration. :)

Knerten said...

This is nice, Sue. Love all the different punches you are using here; neat :-)
HAve a nice weekend.
Brgds

AnneRD said...

Glad the glitch has been resolved, missed seeing other people's comments. Love this card, a definite 'Sue Wilson' creation. You really do demonstrate the versatility of the dies so well. Anne x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, fabulous inspiration as always. I have been wanting to get the heart circles for a while, I can feel a purchase coming on!
Chris x

jean.phillips1 said...

Lovely card again Sue and nice to be able to leave a comment, I wasn't sure if it was my computer that was playing up!!!

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue

Smashing card once again as you say great for any event.

Have the round heart will have to buy the square now to have a go at this delightful car.

Lydia

Clare said...

Another gorgeous card. The dies look really lovely.

Clare x

Janet said...

Love it Sue, an any occasion card. Love it.

sheila said...

Another fantastic card Sue

Anonymous said...

In a word, stunning. Edwina

jemet said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card love these colours.
I off work for 4 days now so will be in the craft room trying out some of your inspiration, Thanks

Jean x

Lexie said...

Yet again...lovely. I particularly like the varied heights and sizes in the design...some of the smaller pieces are lower than the larger pieces but are framed so you can see them all. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card and its given me ides for valantine's day cards as well as anniversary cards.
AnnH60

sandra(misty) said...

Love this die another one I have must use them more

Sandra F said...

Great. I can leave a comment again. Haven't been able to for the last 3 days. I have these dies so will have a play later on. Another lovely card Sue.

Annie G said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card. You are such an inspiration. I love to watch your demonstrations on television and in your DVD as they give confidence. Having a cup of filters then off to create x hugs Annie x

Annie G said...

Hi Sue my post should have read Folgers not filters. X x

Lynnus said...

I thought it was my computer playing up! This card is lovely, I have several I need to make this weekend so I will be peeping back at some of yours for insperation - x

Star said...

Wow Sue you must be a mind reader. I already had the heart square (purchased in one of the huge C&C bundles) and bought the heart circles this week !!!!.
Going to try this one today.
Thanks

pinky said...

No bother commenting here Sue. I love this card, it looks so intricate.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this is lovely and so versatile.. I dont have these dies but I do have others that I might try

Hope you had a good flight and are enjoying your time with your Mum

Sue xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this is lovely and so versatile.. I dont have these dies but I do have others that I might try

Hope you had a good flight and are enjoying your time with your Mum

Sue xxx

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for your daily inspirations.

Hugs, Uta

anna christensen crafts said...

I've had problems with comments too!love this card - inspired to have another look at my dies! Have a great weekend

Victoria said...

This is gorgeous. Love how you've layered the dies and so easy to adapt for different colours and occasions.

lion_tamer said...

Now really wanting these dies so beautiful xx

Marie-Louise said...

Very pretty card.

Linda said...

Hoorah! there has been a few problems on blogging, I had to change my settings too. I love this card Sue, I have the round die but not the square so will adapt. Such a great card x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue that is really clever using the half the die in spades....its a fantastic edge...got that one and going to have a go!!!you are far enough away not to hear the swearing when I get it wrong!LOL...hope you have a lovely weekend and looking forward to tomorrows post...take care Margaret

Debbie Tinks said...

NICE CARD SUE

gwendraeth said...
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gwendraeth said...

Beautiful card Sue, haven't been able to comment for a few days, just glad that I am able to comment again..

gwendraeth said...

Beautiful card Sue, haven't been able to comment for a few days, so am glad that I can now comment agai,

sue said...

Great card !!!
Had a great day yesterday using all my new dies need to start making cards with them,thanks for the inspiration

Ruthie said...

quite simply stunning. Colour combos are great and it is simple and yet a lot to look at.

sue said...

Great card!!! had a great day yesterday cutting out with all my new dies.All I have to do is make somthing with them now, thanks for the inspiration. Sue

veronica said...

lovely card Sue - I do like to make multi-use cards, so easy then to add the appropriate sentiment inside

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. Haven't been able to leave a comment for 2 days!

Eileen x

Kate's Cards said...

Liking the card Sue.
Thanks for sorting the comments out, as I have been having lots of problems leaving comments recently, and have often had to give up. So once again thanks.
Kate
xx

Ria said...

HiSue

What a lovely card and as you say male or female any occasion.
Can I ask Sue, where can I get the spades die from as I have not seen that one anywhere?

Hope your holiday is going well

Ria

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card and could be used for men as well.
A real useful card. Lol Ann

Maryann said...

Such an awesome card here again Sue, and as you say suitable for any occasion, so that kind we can make more of and save for busy times. Really great work hun.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Super versatile card love the layers and colours
Lizzie (serial copycat) xx

Elizabeth said...

I was beginning to think that it was me and my pc that were to blame for not being able to leave a comment. Phew... Lovely card Sue

Elizabeth
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Amazing card. I don't have the in spades die, but really love the effect, so will have to get it. I'm confused as to which die it is though as in spades bordabilities petite SKU: S4-217 looks nothing like it.
With Love & Light Theresa. H

Hellma said...

Lovely card Sue, love the border you have made and great color combo too.

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry just put a comment on the wrong card. I like the one with the vellum but this one is really lovely, very classy

She x

May said...

Great I can leave a comment thank you Sue, This card is stunning, you give so much inspriration on your blog, Hugs May x x x x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, i did have a problem yesterday, it's nice to be back ,
Another wonderful card.
Janet xxx

Carole Z said...

Lovely..oddly enough, yesterday I also made one using the same dies and similar colours! Carole Z xx

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely, (as always!), and thanks for the detailed description of what you used - it's not always obvious at first glance.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

wow like the fact didn't waste any card. And no one mentioned no ribbon hehe,have they noticed lol?
Yes an any instant card wedding, birthday, etc. Brill one. Perfect. WELL DONE
born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmial.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Glad that is sorted. Lovely card as always. Thanks, Ann W

Pam Swadling said...

Loving this card.

Claveh said...

Once again Sue, a really lovely card!
Hope you are enjoying your stay with family and hope to see you on C&C again soon!

ang said...

lovely card great inspiration to use the dies in different ways thanks ang

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, lovely use of dies on this card. I have not been able to leave responses either, but logged in direct to your site yesterday and it seemed to work, but glad things are back to normal now! Would hate to miss any of your posts. Hope you are having a lovely time. Regards, Anne Rx

baconbits said...

Wonderful i can now comment for
you. This card is simply lovely.
I have the Hearts Circle but i definately need to get Heart Squares. You could do this for anybody and in any colour.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Pinkers said...

Gorgeous card again Sue, I dont have these dies but will put them on my wish list
Susan.xx

Sandra Riley.... said...

Hi Sue,
Such a versatile combination, could be used for anything. Your imagination knows no bounds!
Looking forward to the next instalment.
Huge hugs,
Sandra Riley

Clai01 said...

I really want those dies! it's a great looking card !

Ita said...

lovley card sue as you say any colour would do and the wording would cover a lot of occasions
Ita

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the simplicity of this card. Thank you very much I received my stamps and they are fantastic. Hope your enjoying your trip. x x xCraftylicious x x x

Nattyboots said...

Wow Sue i have only been on here for a few days and i have not seen a card i have not liked ,you are brill. Love Elaine H

Gwen Marsden said...

Hurray Sue , not been receiving any pictures the last few days so pleased you have sorted it. This card is beautiful and I have the dies so will be able to play

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,
That's better, thought it was my laptop playing up. What a beautiful card, simple and elegant, as you say ideal for any ocassion and gender. LOL, June

freedom99 said...

Lovely card and could use for any special day just like you said. I don't have these dies yet but I am working on it. Very bust trying to arrange my dies into my new storage idea and cutting them all I go. Your tip to cut them all first is super I have discovered lots about my dies that I never knew.

Keep up the good work love all your cards can't wait to see you back on telly enjoy your time away.

jan said...

hi sue, another lovely card, these heart dies are lovely, another thing to add to my ever increasing list of must haves
love jan x

lesley c. said...

Lovely card Sue, I have the circle heart, I love how you matt and layer them up onto different shape dies, I would never think of doing that. You are so inventive with the dies. Thank you for sharing! Lesley x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love theses oes , so pretty trace x

elkearts&crafts said...

Beautiful, so inspiring.
Elaine J

elkearts&crafts said...

Beautiful, so inspiring.
Elaine J

Oksana said...
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Oksana said...

Another beautiful card Sue, the dies blend so well together on this card!

Anonymous said...

I love this card I have the edgebilities and you have just given me more ideas on how to use them!!! hugssss Sue xx

SusanneJ said...

This card is lovely. I have just bought these dies so you have given me more ideas on how to play with them!!! Hugsss Sue x

Sandie said...

Hi Sue glad you sorted the reply option, I thought it was me! I really like this card, it is very versatile. Sandie x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
A Lovely chic card. Vee x

Shelley said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic card, I haven't been able to comment for a few days either, but yesterday tried through Google Chrome and that was fine. x

craftycarol said...

Hi sue,
I love this one its so adaptable for so many different occassion,well done.
Carol x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue This is a lovely card, I can see lots of different occassions that it canbe used for.
Thankyou for the inspiration.
carol x

Jane said...

lovely for valentines day

Jane xx

Vicki Sharkey said...

Phew, thought I was going mad when I couldn't leave a comment, seems its all changed.
Another great card, again so simple to achieve but has that WOW factor as usual, real mantelpiece appeal.
Vicki:)

purplepengi said...

I really want those dies, the card is fab!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I was one who has been having probs!! Hope this one will be ok! The previous 2 cards and of course this one are all great. This one I will have to do myself I think. As you say very suitable fo anyone. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I was one who has been having probs!! Hope this one will be ok! The previous 2 cards and of course this one are all great. This one I will have to do myself I think. As you say very suitable fo anyone. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I love how the two heart dies line up. TFS.

hazel said...

Hi sue hope your enjoying time with your family and the weather is good. I like this card as i love the circle hearts dies and use them whenever i can. the square hearts are on my wanted list along with some others. love the colours and shapes you have used in this card very univeral for any occassion as you said. xx hazel

Fiona said...

Wot? No ribbon? No flowers?

PaulineC said...

I love the way you match different dies together. Yet another lovely card.

Lorraine said...

this is stunning huni i just love these dies xx

jordiegirl said...

Another amazing card Sue.

Jenny, said...

a lovely simple looking card, just beautiful :)

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, absolutely love this card. I don't have the hearts but they I have loved every card you have made with them - there is some Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket!! Enjoy your time with your mum.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Anonymous said...

i like this card...very cleverly done, have these dies so will have to get playing!!

millie xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous card and great use of the dies!

Maggie H

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, very intricate.
Hope you are having a nice rest and enjoying the sunshine! Its freezing here!

Bee and Dee said...

Simply lovely card Hugs Bee

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as usual
I think this is one of my favs of 2012 so far !
I haven't got those dies but I must consider buying
Love Sue XXX

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card! Love what you do with the dies.

yorkie said...

Another fab card Sue love the simplicity
Theresa x

yorkie said...

Another fab card Sue love the simplicity
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Thought my computer was on the blink as couldn't leave a comment.
Haven't got these dies yet, but will put them on my wish list.
Loved the card anyway.
Carol at Henlow

violetclouds said...

The use of the embossing die just around the edge really makes this look so special!

sheila said...

Another lovely card. I can just imagine all the different combinations of colours which will be just as wow as this one

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
this is a really elegant card and as you say one that is relatively easy to make. I love the clean lines and the choice of a basic monochrome colour palette. Just lovely.
Linda x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A gorgeous card Sue, I love it. :)

Thanks for sharing your fantastic creations, you truly are a inspiration to us all.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

KimberleyG said...

Love the layers and piercing.

Cassieajh said...
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Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue

I have been building up my collection of Spellbinders after a trip to the US & these dies were some of my final purchases for now!! I just hope I can do them justice & emulate your wonderful exampes

Jan said...

Don't you just love those heart circles Sue? x

Toni said...

I haven't got these dies Sue, I think I need them though!! What a gorgeous card. Need to start saving I'm thinking.
Toni xx

CraftyCj said...

really love these heart dies and another lovely card inspiration x

Craftychris said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I am so glad I can leave comments again now! xx

Sue Parish said...

At first I didn't recognise the Lotus border cut in half - but now I realise it's the one I've just bought on a certain auction site! What a coincidence! I bought it because I thought it would look nice with ribbon threaded through but now you've shown me another use for it. Thank you Sue. The card is a great one for all kinds of occasions, definitely one to remember. Sue x

baa-me-chick said...

A lovely card once more :-)
Nicki x

lorraine (classylady) said...

another great card, simple but elegant

lorraine
xxx

miislucky said...

I don't have the square heart die yet but this is really pretty and simple. It's a card for anyone,I love it!!! Great job!!! Mimi