Friday, 6 January 2012

Life's Moments

Hi blog friends, we have two more winners in the comment game again.  For the post made on Jan. 4th, I have randomly selected number 37 and that was the comment left by Maggie!!  For yesterday's post, Jan.5th, I have randomly selected number 56 and that corresponds to Linda Adams!!!  Okay guys, you know the drill, email me to claim your prize!
  For today's post, how about this for a really quick, simple card when you don't have too much time to fuss about.  I have let the decorative papers do all the work really.  I added a piece of my favourite lace from my craft stash and a flower cut from the spiral blossoms two die  to frilly it up a bit since the paper was so dark.  I also found this ribbon in my stash and thought it matched quite well.  Notice, there isn't actually a bow, just a know below the flower.  You say, what no bow! Well that is because I didn't think it needed it and that was all the ribbon I had!  Sometimes we just have to make do, don't we? LOL  I love the sentiment though and just thought the postage stamp dies worked well with these papers.  I didn't pierce the edge but I did double mat it to give it a bit of character.  Finally, I added three black glints to the corner for interest.  These, by the way, are recycled glass pieces from Eco-Green Products and they are really nice for use in those areas that just need a little something, you know what I mean!  I hope this one appeals to some of you out there in blog land!  All for now, Sue x

132 comments:

Missmizog said...

Good morning Sue
There seems to be something missing from todays post, it sounds lovely though Lol. Congrats to the winners.
Sue

melanie said...

Well done to the winners shame there is no pic Melanie

Olga said...

Hmm, I'd like to see the final work, please. It must be beautiful. =)

Christine said...

Appeal to me for sure, I love how the spiral blossoms works with the ribbon. xx

Becky Dunham said...

Oh I love this card Sue! I love bows, but this is gorgeous and doesn't need a bow! That flower is stunning! Thanks for sharing this luscious creation!

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.
Sue

Patricia said...

Another Fab! creation, I love it.
Used yesterdays card as inspiration for a card I needed. It was nice but did not have that final "Sue" touch, Will keep trying.
Thank you agian,
Patricia xx

lindak said...

I have this flower die but can't get on with it. It always seems to be too tall. Is it the same for you? I suppose the only way to send a card or project with it on is in a card box.

will have to get in more practice thats all there is to it. Go away cleaning and HELLO craft day. Might even be able to rope in my daughter for a 'stitch and bitch' as we call our crafting sessions.
Thanks Sue and keep 'un coming.
linda

Jan said...

Another great card Sue I just love the flower. x

Lynnus said...

I also have the flower die and love it to pieces, I have a lot of home made papers (not by me!) in my stash and love the colours but have not been able to use them much before but they work beautifully with the flower die. I also have loads of tiny bits of ribbon which I am loathe to throw away as so pretty - I will be doing knots all over the place now! Loving the work Sue as always x

Shelley said...

Love this card Siue. x

Anonymous said...

Lovely

She.

jemet said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations to the winners.

Love the card more flowers which I am favouring at the minute.

mags said...

Lovely card again Sue. The colours work well together and the papers are gorgeous.
Mags
x

Star said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love that lace that you frequently use. Any chance of letting us know where you get it from? I know this may have been asked before but I am new to the blog.
Thanks

hazel said...

lovely card sue love the colours and simplicity of it. congrats to winners xx hazel

joy said...

Hi SUE
Love this card colours are great .
Some times less is more.
joyce e

Linda said...

Lovely card Sue, I really like the stripy card and the way it changes the appearence of the flower. Linda x

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the Spiral Blossom 2 die and the glass glintz. Julia xxx

Pam Swadling said...

I love love love this card.

Anonymous said...

What a classy card Sue and I love the lace you have used, since following your blog I have been to my local haberdashery a lot LOL. I NEED to get the postage stamp die set because it sets the sentiment off nicely. The colours are fabulous and your right it didn't need a bow ;-)
Heather x

Uta said...

Great card and great colours you chosse.

Hugs, Uta

Sue Yorkshire said...

Love the colours Sue and the stripy paper for the flower, gives it more dimension somehow. I often do knots in preference to bows, probably cos my bows are not so good
Sue xxx

AnneRD said...

Sue, I always love your choice of background papers. This card is great - love the way you have used the ribbon. I find it difficult to get the same professional effect you always get when tying a bow. This way will be more achievable for me, and an excuse to buy the flower die!
Anne x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue i love it its a fav already love the colours and papers .
Hugs
Alison Glover

Judith said...

Love the colour- love the card- it's amazing what you can do with so simple a design Sue

Ann said...

great card using my favourite colours, they go so well together Sue. The flower really seems to have more "depth" using this paper.

Helen O said...

Simple, elegant and I have to say one of my favourite verses, tfs Helen O xxx

Lindyloo said...

Good morning Sue and all
Boy what a card. It reminds me so much of my dad and London (again). Dad loved fabric with small prints like this for ties and in jacket linings and there used to be a lovely barber shop in London decorated with these colours. So manly, very sophisticated and so London chic. Dad would have adored this card (but no flower for him).
The glints are lovely, I haven't seen them in black before. I've only seen the clear ones Julia Andrus (Eco-green) brought to C&C. I'll add these to my wish list as I love glass (I'm after German glass glitter in black). Oooh my list is growing & I'm trying to be good ready for your next show; I'm certain you'll tempt me again! lol..
Well thats enough reminiscing for today.
Thinking of you, Linda

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, what a great card. Just love the colours, papers, and the design. Really, really fabbbbbb.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Lilnute said...

Good morning all,

another day and another great card Sue. I too, love the colours, minus the flower it could be masculine, with the flower its elegent chic. Its surprising how 1 emblelishment can completely change a card.

love and hugs
Dawn x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sue, a gorgeous colourway, very stunning and effective. fabulous verse. perfect. Best wishes, Kym x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the colour combination and patterns. The flower and ribbon are just enough without a bow. Very elegant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Crafty mop said...

Love these colours together sue and the flower is simply Devine ....stunning x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue well looks like I have to get those postage stamp dies as well...this is just a classic Sue!!!! lovely, the sun is shinning its my birthday and I am going to have a good day as I hope you will too....take care Margaret

Sandra F said...

Anither beautiful card Sue.

Purple Crazy said...

So beautiful, love the colour combo

Anonymous said...

HI Sue, well my spiral blossom two has just arrived this morning so I will be able to have a play. Love the card, you keep using those wonderful background papers. Your card does not look like a quick one just the usual Sue masterpiece. I shall look forward to watching your stamping show tomorrow on C & C. All the best Suzie B xx

Elizabeth said...

Really lovely card Sue - even without a bow. Hehehe.

Elizabeth
x

Marie-Louise said...

A lovely card.

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card- always love your decorative papers.
Eileen x

Cumbrianlass said...

another great card Sue.
Janet xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
11 elements to your card (12 if u count the glue) and so effective. You are making me understand papers. I have been frightened to use them up to now. Seems as long in the same colour range it works. Are there any other rules on choosing paper to match? I have seen people use dots and stripes together but never looks right for me. Or am i too mean to use my beautiful paper stash lol.
And only used 3 dies this card. Less is more. Could make a good game how many elements. Well done Sue. Cant wait for February
born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

scrapper said...

Very cleverly put together Sue.
Nice colour combination and the card looks quite simple to make - till I read the above post which counted 11 elements1!!
Still love it though

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue
I am intrigued the way the flower looks so different to the striped background paper, very interesting, and I take note how often you are using the stamp shaped spellbinder. This is another one on my list, I saw it on TV and thought no not my cup of tea but you have changed my mind.

TOM said...

Hi Sue another nice card and so different from yesterdays , lovely muted colours Tom

Ita said...

sue it is hard to see the detail on the card ,but what i see is fab,also no E.mail to day of your card
Smiles
Ita

Tracy said...

So pretty, and that lace is beautiful.
Take care
Tracy x

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner how do you keep your ideas coming.

I have the spiral blossom die but I have not been pleased with the results. I will have to keep trying they say practice makes perfect here's hoping.

Regards
Lydia

Diane said...

Quite a moody card but that's fine as there are as many styles as there are types of people. A definite 'stand out from the crowd' from the pastel, pale colours I've been seeing around craft stands lately.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winner. We are being spoilt with all these prizes.
Sue, I think this is my new favourite card ever. It has a unisex look, despite the flower, which is very appealing. I can't quite believe that these backing papers go together, especially with the black lace, but it works.
Please, please bring the glints (as many colour options as possible) to create & craft. I have been to the creative expressions website and was so impressed by the options. Black is my must have colour having seen it's use in your designs and clear would me amazing for seeing through to the design below.
With love & light Theresa. H

smag53 said...

Wow,another beautiful card.Stunning.xx

mgq said...

beautiful card as usual Sue. where do you get your inspiration. look forward to your cards every morning.marie

Dealbaida said...

As luscious and as inspirational as ever; keep them coming! Thanks muchly Sue.
Congratulations Maggie and Linda. Have fun!

Marion

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Wonderful inspiration as always.
Chris

Kate said...

Another lovel card, inspires me to take another look at my designer papers. Thank you.

Sue Parish said...

Another super card Sue. I would never have thought of using stripey paper with the flower die but it looks fantastic! I must make it a late New Year's Resolution to TRY more things like you do! That postage stamp die again - it's fast turning into one I NEED! Congrats to the winners, Sue x

craftysue49 said...

Hi Sue ...I love these colours everything works so well together ..you truly are my mentor when it comes to crafting ..thank you x

jan said...

hi sue, another lovely card, I will be checking out my designer papers,as the one's I thought I didn't really like suddenly take on a new look, thanks to your inspiration using different colours etc. congratulations to the winners you lucky people!
love Jan x

Sue J said...

I love the way you put things together that I would have thought wouldn't go. I am going to have a play with some of my papers now! :)

Clare said...

Lovely card, looks very sophisticated. I love the way the ribbon looks.

Clare x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
My fav colours and i love the way you put this one together a quick and simple card but makes a big statement
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Lexie said...

Absolutely beautiful card and so elegant. Lovely.

violetclouds said...

I do like those postage stamp dies...... plus I think the use of the lace ribbon just subtly echoes the lacy effect of the spiral flower die. Cool!

Anonymous said...

Two colours I wouldn't normally use, don't they look great together. Nice card. Terrie

Helen said...

Another fabulous card. Love the lace, it make for a very elegant card suitable for many occassions Lovve Helen R

Kate's Cards said...

Fab!!!

CraftyJo said...

This would make a great sympathy card - although there are obviously other uses for it too. Very elegant, as always.

jean mcfarlane said...

well done sue, wot a wonderful card xx

kittyuk said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Wonderful card again, sue!

Elaine. W said...

Hi Sue, I like the background paper, even though its dark. The verse is lovely. very nice card.x

lilygee said...

That is gorgeous paper Sue - and those 'bows' are my favs - I do them all the time and I think they look really sweet - nice card - just bought spiral blossoms 2 and so if you don't mind I think I'll kind of copy this one. I really want to start to use more beads and stones on my cards cos I have tons and they are so interesting - thinking of taking up chinese knotting or something like that to make interesting braid for my cards - feel the need for new things now it's new year!!
lots of love lilygee and congrats to the winners.
xxx

CathyinMN said...

Another stunning card. The sentiment is wonderful and could be used for so many different occasions.

Redanne said...

The card and sentiment are both wonderful, love the flower and really must get that die (I have another make and it is quite small) but I do miss the piercing around the edge - only because I see it as one of your signatures! Still wonderful though, as usual. Congrats to the lucky winners. Regards, Anne Rx

Sue said...

Another wonderful card. You could easy give this to a man with a couple of tweek's. TFS

Sue C

baconbits said...

Well another stunner of a card - with your inspiration i am ablem to look at papers in my craft room with a different view and utilise them.
TFS
Thinking of you
Hugs Amanda x

Carole said...

love these papers and the colours are gorgeous...really rich. Love it,
Carole Z xx

SusanneJ said...

I've been sat with my spellbinders all day trying to think 'out of the box' and its finally worked lol thanks Sue your great I love your work and that card is fab!!!! hugssssss

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue,
A lovely card. It has quite a masculine feel; perhaps the postage stamp die? You did say that one would be good for male cards. I REALLY love the glints. Vee x

gwen70 said...

Love the card Sue. Congrats to the winners

Hellma said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Wonderful card again, Sue

Barbara Daines said...

Not the colours I would generally choose, but they work so well together that I'll be giving them a try. x Thanks for great inspiration x

Wendy said...

Love the simple card. Keep up the good work Sue. xx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I love your colour choice on this card and you are right the card didn't need a bow. I love how all your cards are statement pieces

Ria

Anonymous said...

As always, a lovely card Sue & I like the colours. Ann W

CraftyMarian said...

Lovely card Sue, I have a stash of papers I have never used, you have given me so much inspiration, I look forward to seeing every new card.
Marian

Rhonda Miller said...

These are stunning.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Winners! Aren't we spoilt x. I love these flowers, I use them alot. Thank you Sue for another beautiful card. Craftylicious x

PaulineC said...

The flower die works really well with the patterned paper. Yet another lovely card.

Craftychris said...

Love this conbination of colours. A lovely card. xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

WOW another great card, I am so drawn to these colours, this looks simpler than some but everything works so well together.

thank you for the continual ongoing inspiration

lorraine
xxx

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, love the colours on the card, could be for male (without the bow) or female. That flower works so well with so many different looks. Thanks again Sue.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

cotnob said...

This is another beautiful card Sue, I don't know how you manage to keep creating such gorgeous projects.
Pauline
x

Victoria said...

The stripy flower is gorgeous and the perfect contrast to the darker colours of the card.

Kazbomps said...

Lovely card. It doesnt need a bow as the flower finishes it off perfectly. Karen x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love the colours, the ribbon does not need a bow as the flower finishes it off beautifully. Thanks again for your inspiration. June

Pinkers said...

Another gorgeous card Sue,xx

ang said...

lovely card and colours I am loving that flower die angxx

Capsgrammy said...

I love this card with the strong colours and the non use of the bow. It makes the message stand out even more but I love the flower too. I am learning sooooooooo much! meg

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
This card is very inspirering and the backround paper is lovely,The ribbon and flowers compliment the card too.
Carol x

Jane said...

You have started something know Sue, you seem to have had over 100 comments most days this week. What a week of gorgeous cards.

Jane xx

Luanne said...

Beautiful card! love the color and design. I just love the flower.

Luanne

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another inspiring card Sue.

Edwina

Anonymous said...

Sue all your cards are inspiring and this is just another delightful one.

Carol at Henlow

Maggie said...

Great card Sue love the flower and ribbon instead of bow liking the colours too not some i would have used but I like them together!

Maggie

Fiona said...

The flower looks quite different in a stripy paper - good idea.

gill said...

Great card, I love the flower and must remember to use this die more

yorkshiresue said...

Lovely card with lovely colours
Will have to consider getting the postage stamp dies
Love to All
Sue XXX

pinky said...

Beau-ti-ful SUE! I have that flower die and not had to nerve to have a go yet but its so beautiful!!

Barbara Phillips said...

Love how you mix and match your papers Sue. This is a gorgeous card which would be ideal for a man.

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card again Sue, it too is one of my favourite verses (I blogged it yesterday)
All of the cards this year are really standing out, the colours and designs are really stunning.
Love
Happy2craft.

sheila said...

You would never think this was a quick and easy card, I love your eye for colour co-ordination.

Maryann said...

Again an awesome card here Sue. I just love your flower, it´s sooo cool.
Have a wonderful week-end everyone and lots of fun.

jean.phillips1 said...

Another beautiful card Sue!

jordiegirl said...

Another fabulous card from you Sue. I love your choice of colours too. I need to try making some cards in your style Sue.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue love the card dont know how you do it another fantastic card
Theresa x

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, Would be quick to assemble like you said, have added it to my list of my to-make-cards for my Charity!
Thanks for the inspirations.
Bim x

Vie Carter said...

Another great card Sue

Love the papers

Vie
x

anna christensen crafts said...

A very classy card, I love the colours that you used

Lisa M said...

My mojo has been tapped out the last few days and I have been desperately turning pages for inspiration. Why didn't I just think to come here first!!! Your latest creations are just breath taking and you truly take the art of card making to a whole other level.
Been a pleasure and thank you sincerely for the inspiration you've provided. :)
hugs,
Lisa xx

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE TINKS

Bee and Dee said...

really love the card. Hugs Bee

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card as always Sue. I love the papers and colours you've used. The ribbon matches it all so well and the sentiment it lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Vicki Sharkey said...

Another fab card Sue, I think this would work well in all colourways and look completely different. Like it!!!
Vicki

CraftyLoops said...

I love this card, from the Design to the colours and flower. Its simply beautiful Sue. Lee x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
There is something quite masculine about this card even though it has lace and I have never used a striped pattern together with a diamond pattern, I didnt think it would look right, how wrong was I.....I love the look. Lesson learnt note to self....try things out you dont think you will like :D
Sue x

craftimamma said...

This is another really classy card and it's amazing how many colours co-ordinate really well with the Kraft. I can see why that gorgeous lace is your favourite.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

This is another really classy card and it's amazing how many colours co-ordinate really well with the Kraft. I can see why that gorgeous lace is your favourite.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Clai01 said...

Love the patterned paper, looks very stylish!

KimberleyG said...

Love the black lace. I use knots about equally as bows. They are especially great for masculine cards.

miislucky said...

I totally love this card!!! It is so beautiful! It is as always one of your best cards that I need to copy, lol. Thanks for so much inspiration!!! hugs Mimi