Saturday, 21 January 2012

Just Because

Good morning to all!  This is another one of those really quick cards that I made to showcase the dies from the last show and wasn't anything particularly special, but I rather liked it when I finished.  I love this paper and I have to confess that I have purchased another pack of it as it just ticks all my boxes!  I don't usually go for metallics, but it is subtle enough in these prints that I can still have my ginormous bows and still feel like it is just barely on this side of OTT (in other words, it works for me!)  I will tease you just a tiny bit and let you know that I have some new ribbons that will be on my next set of shows in February that look lovely with these papers, can't wait for you to see them!  I did use one of them on a sample I posted last year and several of you spotted it and emailed me about it then.  Won't be long now!  Back to the card for today, I did a background of three strips of this lovely paper and matted them with a soft gold and then a piece of black card.  I cut a Fleur de lis rectangle out of black card for the focal element.  I stamped my sentiment and then cut it out with the holly motifs.  I cut a second holly motif and I nipped off the holly pieces from both of them and offset  mounted them with foam over my rectangle.  I tied a big double bow and added a black organza rose to the centre.  Paper piercing on the edge to complete the card, as usual.   Super simple but a nice quick card if you need one.  Hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

137 comments:

Maggie said...

Fabulous card Sue love the papers I like metallic hues so dramatic!

Maggie

Maggie said...

Ooooops forgot to say looking forward to your shows in February are you Stamping or is it Spellbinders or both....lol!

Maggie

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
How is everything with you? Well I hope.
I can see you like these papers, as I have spotted some similar ones on previous cards; and I can fully understand you purchasing another pad of them as they are really attractive papers. They make very dramatic cards, just like todays, and could easily be used for men as well as women.
Regards Linda

Jan said...

A card for all occasions not bad Sue. Looking forward to seeing your shows next month. Hope all is well with you and your family.x

Patricia said...

RIBBON!!! oh! bring it on!! I love ribbon.........is it February yet???
Loves these papers.
Really like this card could easily be used for a mans card.

Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

I have never used metallic papers ,it looks like i need to get some to make beautiful cards like this one ,looking forward to your show in February,

melanie said...

love the card can you bring those papers on your Feb shows ? are you playing with the new dies ? Melanie

Vicky said...

It's gorgeous Sue..

hugs Vicky xx

Missmizog said...

Morning Sue
Love this card. Looks anything but a quick card. Paper is beautiful, any chance you can let us have the name of it?
Sue

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous papers and card, really looking forward to the Feb shows.
Hope you are enjoying yourself. Edwina

Anonymous said...

PERFECT Sue this card must have made you do the 'Happy Dance' lol I can't wait for Feb
Heather x

Pam Swadling said...

Fabulous card. I do like the papers you have used. Looking forward to your February Shows.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , I love metallic papers, i use them a lot , this card is fabulous too , keep them coming. Yvonne xx

Linda said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, I'm not keen on metalic papers either but love how you have used them on this card xx

Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue love the papers and the bow is gorgeous x

Uta said...

Beautiful card with a beautiful big bow.

Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, saw this card on C & C. Ilove it. It has been lovely seeing your cards on C&C the last few days, but no Sue, so I have done a lot of fast forward what I have recorded it is just not the same without you. All the best Suzie B xx

Anonymous said...

Love it what are the papers? there gawjuss
Hugs
Alison Glover x

mags said...

Super card again Sue. So love these papers. The ribbon is gorgeous and you tie a wonderful bow. Any tips welcomed as I do struggle with bows. Look forward to seeing you on the telly again in February.
Mags
x

Julia Watts said...

I always find it hard to get the spacing just right when using panels like this but you've done it perfectly. Love the papers and the bow. Love, Julia xxx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue
Love it all colours, papers and ribbon.

Looking forward to you being back on our screens.

Lydia
X

sheila said...

Fabulous!!
Love it all, card, papers, bow everything.
Looking forward to the Feb shows.HUGS

Bee and Dee said...

Really like this card love the colours Hugs Bee

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, a very very classy card. I too love those papers. As another blogger said any chance you can let us know where to buy them? Or their name. Would really like to make a card with them.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. Looking forward to seeing your shows next month. Love the look of that paper and wish it could be purchased over here

Olga said...

Such a nice card Sue. Love the dies!

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness what a super card ... very elegant love your design ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Hellma said...

Beautiful card

Lynnus said...

I'm afraid I have a real problem with ribbons - I buy them but then don't want to use them as they are so pretty! I always end up using the ones I have a lot of and holding onto the special ones! Looks like I might be adding to them soon....

AnneRD said...

Just love it.
Anne x

Hanneke said...

Lovely! That DP is fabulous as well as those dies you used. Love the colors and big bow. Hugs, Hanneke

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
The clasic black and gold I can't see how anyone can go wrong when putting these two colours together. The double bow is so right for this card
Ria

nzillingworth said...

Yo got all the dies for this one . Then u through new paper in, You minx. lol . Love all the variety you are bringing us at the moment. See you always put something in the middle of the bow. Just that one card where u didn't. You must have been having one of those days. But well back on track now. Perfect card.10/10
wish my time away till Feb,
born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

dutchess said...

Hi Sue love it but what are those magnificent papers?????? looking forward to the new ribbons hope they are those scrumptious stripy ones!....oooh hope you have a good weekend take care Margaret

Lexie said...

It works for me too, Sue! The colours go fabulously together. Yes, there is a lot going on but it's very subtle and nowhere near being OTT. Love it.
xx

Cis said...

Fantastic card great use of colour can't wait till you are back on tv

Clare said...

Lovely card. Looking forward to the shows in Feb.

Clare x

Jo said...

It's a gorgeous card Sue, very elegant. Jo x

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to February !

Jane said...

I love this one just the ticket. Color's, Bow and paper. I do wish you would do some bundles of the paper's on the C&C shows you do, I spend lots of wasted crafting time looking for them. If its possible Please Please Please bring us some paper onto the shows. Looking forward to Feb's shows missed seeing you on the Jan's shows not the same without you not a sell out without you Sue.

Jane xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

beautiful card Sue. Can't wait for your shows in February. I am a very new crafter but have bought the Grand Calibur and many of the dies, which arrived yesterday and today so lots of learning to be done
I am so excited to see what I can do with this beautiful machine.

jacqui x

Jane said...

I love this one just the ticket. Color's, Bow and paper. I do wish you would do some bundles of the paper's on the C&C shows you do, I spend lots of wasted crafting time looking for them. If its possible Please Please Please bring us some paper onto the shows. Looking forward to Feb's shows missed seeing you on the Jan's shows not the same without you not a sell out without you Sue.

Jane xx

Star said...

Oh Sue, I second every one of the post that say where did you get that paper. It set me thinking of some really nice flocked paper that I have, not quite the same, but very similar colours. I have a few birthdays in February and can see this card being copied :)Thanks for the inspiration x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, You say simple, I say WOW! These backing papers definitely give a dramatic look. I need something like them for my crafty stash.
February seems to be taking forever to come. I can't wait to see all the new goodies you are bringing us. With Love and Light Theresa. H

Marie-Louise said...

Very elegant card.

Victoria said...

Very dramatic and elegant card!

occasionali said...

Black and gold sooooo elegant. Lokking forward to the new shows in Feb.

Maid of Kent said...

This is just gorgeous love, love, love it. Lol Ann

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue I LOVE this card.

Love the way you have done the panels at the back, it really makes the beautiful papers stand out.

sue xxx

Janet said...

Really nice Sue, and - as you say - it shouldn't take too long to make. Great.

jean.phillips1 said...

Love this card Sue, I have those dies so will give it a try I think. Looking forward to seeing your shows in February, love all your ribbons (got them too) so can't wait to see your new ones!x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love this card - thanks for sharing, Shaz in oz.x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVE THE COLOURS LOVELY CARD

Anonymous said...

Just been flicking through my recorded Spellbinders shows, Sue you are missed. Also been onto the Spellbinders site so have an incline of what you may be showing in February. can't wait

She x

Fiona said...

Dies on patterned paper again - I must remember to do that more often

Lynne M said...

Love the metallic papers, what a dramatic card suitable for all occasions. Can't wait for your February shows, hoping you showcase the new dies as ordered mine already and want to see what inspirational ideas you come up with. Lol Lynne M

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Really beautiful card-must agree that the papers are gorgeous.

Eileen x

baconbits said...

New ribbon wow is it February!!!
Hope all is well with you and your family and that theweather has cheered up. But back to the card, loving those papers - you must share where you purchased them Looking forward with great anticipation to your show February.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

jan said...

hi sue, yet another elegant card, I love it. look forward to shows in February.
love jan x

Yvonne said...

Love love love it.. Where did you get those lovely papers from.. I might have something similar in my boxes (I wish) I must look thru I have no Idea half the time what I've bought, just keep adding to it coz you just can't say know to paper it's an addiction I wounded if there is an official word for our paper addictions.. Roll on feb as the other bloggers said, just ain't the same with out you on C & C girl.....

Lorraine H said...

Great card and the papers are just wonderful. Looking forward to your February shows. Lorraine x

Lizzie said...

I love this card its my fav colours again blacks and gold, can't wait for the shows in Feb times going to slow lol!
I got my calibur back from craft hospital yesterday after 3 weeks HOORAY!
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card the colours work really well together

elkearts&crafts said...

You have done it again. Beautiful colours and composition,
Elaine J

scrapper said...

Another card which says to me - use more paper!!
Love the designs you have used in conjunction with the dies and ribbons - a great card.
Can't wait for the new spellbinder dies especially the aster which I love.

isobel said...

Love this one Sue, I voted for you in the card maker of the year, Leon keeps saying you should receive an award, and I agree. Looking forward to your shows, any idea of the date please. Patricia

Claveh said...

BEAUTIFUL, just BEAUTIFUL and sooo elegant!
Thanks Sue
xxx

Annie said...

Yet another amazing card - i just don't know how you do it!! Cant wait for you to be back in feb for yet more amazing demonstrations and products will just have to hide the other half lol

Annie

Crafty mop said...

Beautiful sue love the colour scheme x

Toni said...

Simply so classy, love the colours again. Think L really do need the Holly dies, so useful at all times of the year.
Toni xx

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful Sue. Ann W

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Looking forward to your February shows. It would be wonderful if you could show Spellbinders, stamps and a selection of your choice of papers
Chris x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, The soft gold tones go great with the black it looks so sumptuous. The bow just finishes it off lovely.
Carol x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I always love your papers but I am rarely that adventurous to use them myself. I must however just go for it!! A stunning card again. Hugs, Carol S.xx

lesley c. said...

I absolutely love this card, its so elegant. And the bow is exquisite! Love lesley x Cant wait for your shows. x

Sandy Palmer said...

Such a fabulous card! I also wanted to thank you so much for always posting what you use on your cards! It is always so very helpful to look at your cards and be able to know what you did to make them! So inspiring!

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, love this card - colours, dies - the whole lot. Would love to know where you got the papers - they are soooo beautiful. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, those strips of paper look great and the colour-scheme is fab.

Anonymous said...

really loving this card and i love the ribbon so i'll be watching out for this on the next shows.

millie xx

Belinda Barton said...

I just love this. One of my favourites, I must see if I can do something similar. But I too would love to know where you get your fabulous papers.

Kazbomps said...

I love the backing papers. Cant wait to see the new ribbons. Karen x

Kazbomps said...

I love the backing papers. Cant wait to see the new ribbons. Karen x

Ita said...

Fantastic Sur I love that paper, and the way yo brought it all togeather saw som of you cards on c,C, this week ,but missed out on the dies i wanted
Ita

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I can't believe you call this a simple card, it's gorgeous! I love the big bows, just wish I could tie a pretty bow.

joy said...
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Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love it!!!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

joy said...

Hi Sue
The card is fantastic.
Lovely papers, colours,ribbon. and flower.
Can't wait for february.
joyce e

Carole Z said...

Fabulous Sue...and can't wait for your shows in Feb!!!
Carole Z xx

SusanneJ said...

love this card and the papers ! another great one Sue xx hugs

Vie Carter said...

Wonderful card Sue

Vie
x

purplepengi said...

Another great card Sue I love the metallic papers!

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Oh I do love this card - and the best of it is I have most of the ingredients! Not the exact paper, but like Yvonne I am a bit of a paper addict too, so have some lovely ones that are quite similar. Looking forward to the February shows very much - and I am a sucker for new ribbons! Sue x

arouraira said...

I love your work and want to know where I can find some of the lacier spellbinders you use.

I can't wait for your next shows. I always end up buying something when you are on, so my partner is not as keen.

Our thoughts are with you.

arouraira said...

I love your work and want to know where I can find some of the lacier spellbinders you use.

I can't wait for your next shows. I always end up buying something when you are on, so my partner is not as keen.

Our thoughts are with you.

jemet said...

Hi Sue
yet another beautiful card. You just amaze me every day

Jean

Claire said...

Can't wait for your new shows as I learn so much.

It would be lovley if C&C would give you a Creative Expressions Pick of the Week with lots of lovely stamps and ribbons as well as the Spellbinders ones.

Take care
Claire

Elaine said...

I must get those holly motif's for my stashthey look to be so useful and so frilly when the holly is nipped off . Nice one Sue
Elaine .W

Sue J said...

Those papers lifted a plain card to something quite exquisite. :)

CraftyLoops said...

This card is really beautiful, that paper is stunning. Lee x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so stunning.

Cazann49 said...

How can you say your card is "Nothing special " Sue!! They are all so inspirational! love the backing papers as well...:)..xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What are these lovely papers you used. Great card as usual.
Look forward to February missing you on c/c Hope all is well.

Carol at Henlow

Shelley said...

Great Card Sue, Love the papers. x

lorraine (classylady) said...

gorgeouse card Sue, really going to try and copy this one, not sure what colours yet.

lorraine

Tracy Heaton said...

Beautiful as ever.
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, lovely papers. Roll on February!!!

Barbara Phillips said...

Sorry forgot to leave my name!

yorkshiresue said...

"Just Because" is my favourite sentiment for a card.
The card you have made is superb
Hugs
Sue
XXX

Anonymous said...

Love the simplicity and beautiful papers used. Keep them coming.

AnnH60

gwendraeth said...

Another stunning card, just love your paper
Gwenda

lilygee said...

a beautiful card Sue and those papers make it special.
lots of love lilygeexxx

anna christensen crafts said...

This is just gorgeous,it has a feel sense of the dramatic

Redanne said...

Sue, this is a really elegant card and doesn't look quick at all. Looking forward to being on C&C in February. Regards, Anne Rx

sheila said...

I think these papers and spellbinders dies just spell the work 'oppulence'. Wondered what the papers are, will they be available when you are on C&C?

Pearl said...

Wow, you make these amazing cards so quick! Love the different patterned papers you have used in the back and the rose in the ribbon!
Love Pearl x

Ayelet said...

Just gorgeous!!!

fluffycat said...

Pretty papers and a beautiful bow. I love this card.
Frances

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
I love black and cream cards, they are so classical, I love the papers you use, I wish I could find similar ones, have missed you on C&C.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

bhavana said...

Stunning, each day you give us such a wonderful creation, with each day a new card that is better than the one before!! Words are becoming harder to find to describe the cards! But we can say "THANK YOU"!

Ann said...

Stunning card Sue and I love the bow. Looking forward to your shows in February, please let us know asap, I hope its during half term holidays!x

jordiegirl said...

Another absolutely stunning card Sue - I love all your cards.

Jenny, said...

Love how you do ya bows... sets off the cards you make so well xx

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card! Really like that paper. I'm sure it's much prettier in person.

Rufus said...

Elegant!
R/

sandra(misty) said...

Great card can't air to see what you come up with for the new dies

Maryann said...

Ofcause we like it. You never make cards, we don´t like, and this is also a really cool one.
I´m sure curious to see, what that ribbon will be, as I admit, I can´t remember this card, but I might, as soon as I see it thoug he he he.

ang said...

love the colours and the elegance of this card ang

Oksana said...

Another beautiful card, loving the way these dies look layered in these colours

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I would be over the moon if I received such a beautiful card, just because, it's lovely and would brighten any day.
Sue H. xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so stunningly beautiful, I love the black and gold tones and that bow is just gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Becky Dunham said...

Love this card Sue! Those papers are gorgeous! Love the soft metallic and that ribbon just sings to me :)

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, another fantastic card, I like the way that you say it isn't anything special ' Ha Ha' ,your cards always have that special touch to them brilliant love it. vanessa xx

Frosty 55 said...

Love your designs you never cease to amaze. Loads of inspiration to get crafting

Craftychris said...

I love this card it could be adapted to so many different occasions xx

PaulineC said...

Just gorgeous. I love the papers too.
Nice to know that you will be back on our screens soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love this card ,where did you get the papers from ? I would like to get some. vanessa xx

miislucky said...

Hi Sue, how have you been lately? I hope doing well. I really like how you used the holly motif on this. I thought about doing the same. You really make this look sooo elegant. Great job! Mimi