Friday, 20 January 2012

A Friend For All Seasons

Good morning all!  Another card from past POTW shows in either November or December, a while ago anyways.  How quickly it passes, huh?  I was playing with some different colour combinations when I thought how lovely the purple and brown were together.  I don't recall using those two together for quite some time so I thought, why not?! 
I used the Lattice Rectangle die templates as a background for the Samantha Walker Twisted metal tag dies.  I found that if you play around with those, they interlock into each other and form a very pretty frame for your sentiments.  We had some beautiful colours of the vintage ribbons on those shows so I took that opportunity to make several of my rolled roses for the corner.  I will put up a tutorial on those very soon, I promise.  The foliage die set is what I used to frame the corners of my sentiment and give my flowers some pretty coloured leaves. I inked them while still in the die to bring depth to them.   I added a crisscross of vintage ribbon behind everything and then my usual paper piercing around the card for an elegant finish.  There are a couple of close up pics of the flowers and the sentiment below for your inspection.  Hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x


132 comments:

starcyl said...

An unusual colour combination but it works, another great card and I love those flowers.
Jenny x

Jan said...

Beautiful card Sue and I really love those flowers, looking forward to the tutorial.x

CraftyLoops said...

Sue as always, you bring us something new and beautiful to admire. I love the colours together and the interlocking of the dies. And those flowers are simply stunning. I love this card. Lee x

Olga said...

Such cute roses! Looking forward for the tutorial Sue! The card is gorgeous!

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous roses!tracex

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Colours look wonderful together. Hope the weather has cheered up.
Sue

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Love the colour combination and looking forward to the tutorial for the flowers.
Chris x

Hellma said...

Really nice card Sue.

Carole Z said...

This is beautiful...very autumnal, I love the colours and the interlocking dies. You always make and include such beautiful flowers too.
Carole Z xx

Luanne said...

another beautiful card Sue! love the flowers.

Kathryn said...

Hi sue missing you on C&C :( hope you're well x

Kathryn said...

Hi sue missing you on C&C :( hope you're well x

Lynnus said...

Love the flowers, come back soon! x

nattyboots said...

I would never of thought to put these colours together, but yes it works.Thanks Sue. Love Elaine H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, the combinations work together but I would never have thought of putting those colours on the same card. This card has that va va voom, I adore it. All the best Suzie B xx

Victoria said...

I do like these colours together and I love the flowers and frames.

jean.phillips1 said...

Another lovely card Sue, the colours go lovely together, love the flowers and foilage.x

Erica said...

Amazing card and the colours really work togehter lovely xxx
Erica x

Anonymous said...

Who would have thought to put those two colours together? (only Sue) lol They look so nice I too can't wait for the videos. a fabulous card again Sue Hope you are having a great time
Heather x

Pam Swadling said...

A lovely card. Certainly an unusual colour combo, and not one that I would have thought of using, but it works.The flowers are just stunning.

jan said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, love the flowers
love jan x

Star said...

These are colours that I just wouldn't have thought of putting together, but they work so well.
After following the spellbinders blog I can't wait to see what you do with the new dies.

Lindyloo said...

Good morning Sue,
I adore your floral composition at the top of todays card. Along with the Twisted Metal Tag diecuts it reminds me of the trailing roses and grapes adorning the overhead trellises of a Greek restaurant I visited in Kos a few years ago. The colours of your card are an almost perfect representation of the natural wood trellis, grapes & vines and below them the wooden benches all laid with (squares) of white tablecloth. A lovely memory for me again. Only thing I need now is the Twisted Metal Tag Dies as I have been having trouble getting them and I can try this linking.
Have a great day. Love Linda

Linda said...

Good Morning Sue, Watching your DVD as I write. I'm going to try the crackle effect today. I love how you have used the lattice rectangle dies on this card. I dont have them 'Yet' lol. Linda x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Yet again, a beautiful card, your colour choices are always amazing.
I love the ribbon roses, I tried this, but mine looked more like a knot, lol.
Hope you are back for the next shows on C&C.
Best Wishes to you
Happy2craft

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning, love the colour combo. Unusual but beautiful and rich...

Elizabeth said...

Love the colour combo and must get the twisted metal die. Have seen it a few times now on C and C and it is so different and striking. Definitely a "Sue" card.

Elizabeth
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, yet again you've turned up trumps. Oh what a greattttt card. As others have said missing you on c and c. Hope your having a great time with your family all moments shared with family are very precious.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Julia Watts said...

I do love those flowers! Interesting colour combo - it works really well. Love, Julia xxx

Maryann said...

This just proof, that you can do anything in cardmaking. Not any colors I would have chosen first, but they actually workss really well together, and I love the roses, and look forward to see, how they´re made later. Wonderful work again hun.

Susan Flynn said...

I would never have thought of that colour combination but it looks really good! I love the twisted frames very effective. Look forward to the tutorial as those flowers are gorgeous. x

sandra(misty) said...

Love the flowers on the card what a great idea

Clare said...

Lovely card, the purple and brown look great together.

Clare x

Bee and Dee said...

Beautiful card Hugs Bee

Uta said...

Wow, your card looks fantastic. Love the roses on it.

Hugs, Uta

dutchess said...

Hi Sue I just have to admire your ability to make these flowers I have tried and tried and just end up with a mess....yours just make the card so elegant....love it take care Margaret

jemet said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card, I would never have put these colours together but they look great

Jean

iReneM said...

Unusual and very beautiful, Sue.
I love how you interlock the die cut frames and the roses are gorgeous.
x

Maggie said...

Oooooo lovely colour combo! love the interlocking frame anouther fab card!

Maggie

mags said...

Beautiful card. The colour combo really works and love your flowers. Super use of the dies.
Mags
x

hazel said...

love this card sue like the colour combinations and design love love love it xx hazel

Patricia said...

Another stunning card, I love the concept but would use different colours for me. Love those roses look forward to being able to make them.

Patricia

Helen O said...

I love the flowers and the interlocking dies. I have finally purchased the ruler, so will be able to pierce the eges of some of my cards now, thank you for the inspiration Sue, Helen O xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FOR A WET HORRIBLE DAY HERE
JUST TO CHEER US UP

Sandra F said...

I wouldn't have tried this colour combination but will do now. A lovely card Sue

Toni said...

Lovely colours and flowers. Hope they are easy to make as I would like to try them. Gorgeous.
Toni xx

Oksana said...

I love the frame die and the flowers, they are next on my list! So elegant!

Lexie said...

It's certainly not a colour scheme that you would think of usually, but it certainly works. It's lovely.
x

sheila said...

Unusual colours but it works.
Must try the flowers they look great x

Clai01 said...

love it!

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
You've sold me it, the twisted metal tag been on my list to buy for some time. Consider it sold today.ARE U ON COMMISSION?!?!?!
Well feel like spring has sprung with this card. It's a beauty. Not done the rolled ribbons yet, something I keep meaning to try. I thought i had colour schemes in my head and u blew that out of the water today.lol. Brill one. Well done.
Christine was good on C&C but wish we could see u at work.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card. Love the colours

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this looks so regal with the colour scheme, I love it.

The twisted metal dies are on my ever growning wish list

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a stunning autumnal coloured card. I have made many a brown and deep purple card, inspired by one of my favourite chocolate wrappers, but never brown & lilac / pale purple. Loving the interlocking frames, ribbon roses & piercing. It's all these little extras that make your cards exceptional. With love & Light Theresa. H

AnneRD said...

Sue, every day you demonstrate the versatility of Spellbinder dies - twisted metal was on my wish' list, it is now on my 'need' list!!
Love the ribbon roses. Anne x

Anonymous said...

A really different colour combination, I love it, and the design is beautiful. Edwina

Pinkers said...

Gorgeous card and the colors work well together,xx

craftysue49 said...

I love this one Sue ...colours are amazing ...I wish I could choose my colours as well as you do !!! x

Sue J said...

I love the colour combo you have used. I would never have put them together! :)

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the flowers are lovely-very unusual colour combination.
Eileen x

Lynne M said...

The colour combination works really well together. The interlocking dies draws your eyes but doesn't overpower the total effect. Still trying to master the flower technique so looking forward to your tutorial. Hope the weather has improved for your Sue. LOl Lynne M

Claire said...

Adore the ribbon flowers, just stunning.

Claire

Crafty mop said...

Lovely card sue I love the flowers they are great .....the dies are really nice .....must try and update my collection x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I hope you are having a lovely visit
I like the colour combination and the Samantha Walker Dies I must try this one .
LoveMarg

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous as always. Stunning combination in colour and dies.
Lydia
X

Jane said...

Not colours I like, but the combo of spellbinders are lovely

Jane xx

scrapper said...

Think this card is a bit too fussy for me though I do love the colour combinations.
Hope your mum is Ok - I'm sure she's enjoying your visit

craftycarol said...

Good Morning Sue,
WOW this card is just fabulous and the colours...well what can I say..
Thanks for yet more inspiration.
Carol x

yorkielass said...

WOW what a stunning card, would never have thought of that colour combination, looks great and love the flowers, looking forward to the demo and have put the twisted etal dies on my wishlist
Hugs June x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely colour combo

I have the folage dies and they are wonderful

Loved seeing your cards this week on C & C although sorry not to see you

Order the grand calibur and moroccan spellbinders - can't wait

Vie
x

Janet said...

Really nice - very warm looking

Elaine said...

Love the lilac and tan , and those interlocking dies look so useful for most cards. You have made it all "pop" with the different coloured flowers it's lovely Sue . Elaine W

Sandra Riley... said...

Lovely card, unusual colour combination but as usual you make it work. I have the twisted metal tag die and I will now go and have a play,
thanks again for your amazing ideas x
Huge hugs
sandra riley

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
When i saw this card 1st time round i thought the colours wouldn't go but wow they did and do LOL! I have valentines cards to make have you any ideas plz
Lizzie (serial copycat) xx

Fiona said...

interesting colour combination

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow the colours in this card are wonderful and work really well together.
I am going to have a go at the flowers because they do look lovely and I have seen you make them.
Ria

Lorraine said...

Another lovely card and the colour combo really works. Love the ribbon roses. LorraineX

Craftychris said...

I would not have thought of brown and purple together but it looks fab. The flowers are cool. xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card colours are great .
I love the flowers and have made them. they really do made the card.
joyce e

Lilnute said...

Hi Sue,
I'd never thought to put these colours together but they work really well. This is the reason I love your blog, you bring us such great ideas and inspiration. So keep those ideas coming, I say.. lol.
Hope you're enjoying your trip,
love and hugs,
Dawn x

gwen70 said...

Lovely card Sue , the flowers are beautiful

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, I would never have thought of using all these colours but they are great together

Love all the cards and other things on the Caliber show that you and Maria had made

Wellndone
Lorraine
xxx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous - love the choice of colours

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another lovely card, i love your ribbon flowers, i have tried making them but have been unsuccessful so far. Keep them coming. Yvonne xx

Pearl said...

Sue this card is gorges! I really like the color combination!
Love Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Lovely

She x

Maid of Kent said...

I really love this card, why do your roses look like roses and mine resemble something the cat brought in. Any tuition would be gratefully received. Lol Ann

Ann said...

Another beautiful card and a colour combination I wouldn;t have used but its really good. Look forward to the ribbon tutorial, Keep up the good work Sue and many thanks for your inspiration.

Lisa M said...

You have given me a plethora of inspiration this morning! Thank you.
Just gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue & the unusual colour combination. Ann W

Ayelet said...

Great color combination!
and beautiful card!

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue
I love this colour combo. The flowers are beautiful too. I wish mine came out like that.

Julie x

Hanneke said...

Greaat card, really stylish. Love the fallsy colors. Hugs and have a great weekend. Hanneke

Anonymous said...

Love the rolled roses a tutorial would be great. Have just purchased the foliage dies, so thanks for ideas of how to use them.
Carol at Henlow

Shelley said...

Lovely card Sue. x

bhavana said...

what a stunning card, love the flowers, love the colours! We are truly blessed that you share these amazing cards with us, Thank you so much!

Redanne said...

Lovely card, unusual colours together but they really work. Love those Samantha Walker dies, so useful. Regards, Anne Rx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love the colour combination, it really works well. The roses are beautiful and add a bit of luxury. Have a good weekend. hugs, Carol S.xx

ang said...

great inspiration sue the flowers are gorgeous cant wait for demo ang

gwendraeth said...

lovely card ,love the idea of twisting the dies, a great colour combi yet again
Gwenda

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, can't wait for the Rose tutorial. x Craftylicious

Anonymous said...

I love the card Sue, especially the flowers such good colours and can't wait for the tutorials - hurry up PLEASE!!!!
JanN

melanie said...

Beautiful card sue .melanie

sheila said...

Those colours do work so well together, and the foliage seems to stand off the card with the frame edges and inked centres.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

love your so inspirational x

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Claveh said...

Thanks Sue, another great card, and it would look totally different in another colour.
Thanks again Sue!

Leanne said...

Very unique & beautiful.

Barbara Phillips said...

Can only repeat what everyone else has said, love the flowers and need to get those dies!!!

Kazbomps said...

A stunning card. Love the colours and the flowers. Karen x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. TFS.

elkearts&crafts said...

Ah yes! I like it so much that I am thinking of trying something like this for a friend who has an upcoming birthday. I don't want to do a direct copy (beautiful as it is) but I am inspired by this.
Elaine J

Barbarj said...

Love the colours in this card Sue,inspiring as usual
Barbara

baconbits said...

A very unusual colour combo but boy does it work. I am loving the ribbon flowers. Also the new signature for Sue the interlocking or hand holding dies.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue,yet another great card-i have the twisted metal tags and have just used them on a card for a lady celebrating her 100th birthday!
Missed you on c&c this week, hoope you are well. x

Cazann49 said...

Lovely rich combination Sue..love the roses. I've tried doing them like you demonstrated on the shows...DST on the bottom but don't think mine is strong enough cos started to unravel after a little while!..:(..xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, everything works. I love shades of pink and purple with brown. Have added the dies to my ever growing wish list. Sue x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue it has been fun to see many of your cards on Spellbinders / Caliber shows this week. x

CathyinMN said...

Not your usual color combination. I like how you experiment with color. Love the ribbon flowers and the leaves and all of the other elements on this card.

miislucky said...

The roses are so very pretty. I have been trying to do them like yours but don't quite have it down yet. Yours are always sooo pretty. Love how you locked the spellb's together. Awesome again! Mimi

occasionali said...

love the colour combination and I have just received my foliage die set so will be putting them to good use using your card as inspiration.

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, great autumn colours and love the flowers.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Ita said...

I would never thought of putting brown and purple but it worket well and thanks for sharing
Ita

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Wow! I love the use of colours on this card. It's very striking.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Tracy Heaton said...

Lovely unusual colour combo, but it really works.
Tracy x

Evik said...

Beautiful card Sue and I really love those leaves.

Jenny, said...

OMG missed this one, don't know how it's beautiful :)

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Spring must be round the corner, the colours are getting more lively :D What a lovely card.
Sue H. xx

PaulineC said...

The interlocking dies and the flowers are just gorgeous.

salem said...

love all your cards the colors are lovelly love your tv shows

salem said...

love all your cards the colors are lovelly love your tv shows