Tuesday, 3 January 2012

More Winners!



Morning all!  I promised you winners today and winners you shall have!  Four of them actually, three comment game winners and a winner of the orphan cards. 
The winner of the comment game from the Dec. 30th post is comment number 108 which was left by Lorraine (classy lady)!!!
The winner of the comment game for the post made on Dec. 31st is comment number 72 which was left by The Wife!!!
The winner of the cards from the "Orphan Card" post is comment number 37 which was left by Anne RD!!!
The winner of the comment game for the post made on Jan. 1st is comment number thirteen which was left by Shelley!!!
Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your shipping details so I can post out your prizes.


Now, a quick rundown on today's card.  Another card done with Kraft card as it is so lovely to work with.  I decided to pick a bunch of decorative kraft card, some stripes, some fleur de lis and some script all on kraft type card.  I used Labels eleven as my background die and the postage stamp dies for my sentiment.  I did some light inking around my sentiment to bring it out a bit.  I made three flowers out of the cottom hemp ribbon by cutting it down the centre.  That gave me two pieces to play with, both with a cut edge.  This time, I left the cut edge to form the top of the flower to give it a more distressed look.  I love the natural fibres you get from this ribbon.  You can see them in the close up photo.  I put the selvage edge to the redline tape and rolled the ribbon to form a flower.  I will be posting a tutorial of this very soon that Sam Poole photographed for me over the holidays so keep checking back!  I added some of our green suede leaves to my floral spray (Sam Poole has these and the ribbon available on her online shop too).  I added some black rhinestone to the card and three black glints to the top corner.  I finished the card with our black PVA glue dots to frame the card.  Kraft card is quite popular now and I have to say, I for one am loving it too!  All for now, Sue x

95 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to get some Kraft card because I love the look of it. this is another great card Sue thanks for sharing. Congratulations to all the winners
Heather x

starcyl said...

Another stunner Sue and well done to your winners. Love those flowers must give it a go and see what I get, bet it won't be anything like yours but who knows,lol.
Jenny x

Knerten said...

I love the clean style you have showed us here, and the flowers - they are just gorgeous ! Fab card, Sue :-)

mags said...

Another super card Sue. Need to get some of the printed kraft card. The flowers are gorgeous. Well done to the winners.
Mags
x

Missmizog said...

I love the printed kraft card. The flowers are brilliant. Congats to the winners.
Sue

Julia Watts said...

Stunning - love the flowers. Julia xxx

Luanne said...

Another beautiful card Sue! love the color and the border. Those flowers are gorgeous!

anna christensen crafts said...

A beautiful card - I love the colours that you have used, great effect with the ribbon flowers

Carole said...

Another beautiful card...I love the roses....well done to all the winners, aaah some day I'll be lucky! Carole Z x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card i have just purchased the set of foliage dies and cannot wait for them to arrive
Hugs
Alison Glover

Lynnus said...

Another fab card - How do you make your glue dots so even, mine are never that even!

Uta said...

Wow, what an elegant card. The flowers are so beautiful.

Hugs, Uta

Pam Swadling said...

Another great card Sue. I love those flowers - mine never quite look like flowers when I've finished trying to make them!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Its beautiful Sue, I love the stripes with the floral it really balances the look. Well done to all the winners you lucky people

Sue xx

Patricia said...

Well done winners, enjoy your goodies.

Sue, another beautiful card, and those flowers.............mine are NEVER as neat.
"Must try harder" think I may have heard that somewhere before..............
Patricia xx

Crafty mop said...

Love the flowers and the gems on this card sue , it looks really elegant ....great card x

Maryann said...

Again a wonderful card, and I just love these black pearls, you´ve used and the flowers are really awesome too. All is as always just perfect Sue.
Congratulations to all the winners here too, and have a wonderful day everyone.

Bea said...

another stylish card Sue - plus congrats to the blog candy winners

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, lovely card as usual. I also have trouble with these type of flowers, as earlier comment. I must keep trying till I get them right. congrats to winners. Lots of love. Jenny L

lion_tamer said...

Oh Sue What a pretty card You have an amazing gift for building up a card with the use of card papers ribbons and of course not forgetting the spellbinder dies. Thanks for sharing xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the Fleur de Lis and the Regency stripes makes a lovely combination of colours
Well done to the winners as well
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all, well done to the winners. I love today's card, I watched you make the cotton hemp ribbon roses on C & C, you made it look so easy but I am sure it is going to take a bit or should I say a lot of practice. I love the colour combination you have selected. I have ordered a few die's so can not wait for my iron works to arrive and have a play, you have given me so much inspiration, so many thanks. All the best Suzie B xx

Christine said...

Really lovely. I'm a huge Kraft card fan too. Congratulations to the winners :) xx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue just loving this card where did you get that Kraft card from?????? and the roses are just delisch....take care Margaret

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, love the stripes and flowers, I have watched you make flowers on C & C, I have a way to go before mine look anywhere as good as yours. Congrats to the winners, all the best, June

Debbie said...

HI SUE
LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a card! Like the way u have got smaller dies towards the sentiment at the front. Fallen in love with the swirls on the card. Made one yesterday but doesnt look quite right. Same with the flowers. We all seem to be struggling with them. LOL . Do u do classes think u would be fully booked hehe.
Have to go searching for grand calibur dies for my new machine yo.
Well done u winners.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Ruthie said...

Another classy card Sue, it looks so Regal. is the Kraft card a teeny hint of what is to turn up on C & C in Feb I wonder. Every day you amaze me with your choice of colour, this has made me experiment a bit more with colour mixing, one tends to gets stuck in a rut, I am having trouble getting away from blue...

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone.
Congratulations to all 4 winners.
Sue, fantastic card. I am loving the use of backing papers and rhinestones it gives a very regal look.
Can anyone tell me what glints are? They look a little like large jems. I tried putting the term into a search engine but I am none the wiser.
With love and light
Theresa H

Moni said...

Fab card and congrats to all winners. Hugs,moni

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love it the stripe,Fleur and gems all so well together
Congrats to all winners
Lizzie (serial copycat) xx

Marie-Louise said...

A beautiful card.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Love the style of this card-again really lovely backing papers.

Eileen x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,
a very beautiful card, it looks a bit Victorian to me, maybe its the colours, I am going to try and get some of the Kraft card, need to goggle it, to see who sells it.
Janet xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another super cards and I like all the different papers you have used particularly the script paper. It is a foul day here so I am not going to feel guilty about crafting today!!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners of the candy cupboard.

love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the style of this card, Congrats to all the deseving winners. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - first time I have been on for a while - so Happy New Year!!
Very smart card and would be good for a man without the pearls and flowers - sometimes hard to make cards for men!!! Hugs Kay xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners, what a wonderful beginning to your new year. Loving this new card, the flowers are perfect,
hugs
from Sue x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
WOW WOW WOW I love this card, the colour is wonderful and could be used for so many different occassions, The floers are wonderful too. They look like rags my mam used to put in my sisters hair long ago.
Carol x

Lilnute said...

Hi Sue,
well what can I say, another beautiful card today. I am totally addicted to kraft card at the mo, its just so versitile. I may have a play around with a variation on your card, this afternoon.
Keep up the great work Sue, your inspiation is invaluble.

love & hugs
Dawn

baconbits said...

Well another winner, i love this card.The colours are amazing. Can someone tell me where i can get kraft card from i have tried local craft shop.
Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs
Amanda x

Kate's Cards said...

I like the subdued colour combo you have used Sue.

Dealbaida said...

Another beauty Sue! Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your goodies girls!

Marion

Craftychris said...

Fab card! I love the flowers and the patterned Kraft card. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Janet said...

Another lovely card Sue. The Kraft backing papers you use are super, are they available in the UK. We seem to miss out on the lovely products over here, it a shame.

Clare said...

Love the colours of this card and the distressed look of the flowers.

Clare x

craftimamma said...

Once again such gorgeous classy colour and love the layout of the card and the background papers. Beautiful flowers as always.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

CraftyJo said...

Who'd have thought that spots, stripes and fleur-de-lys could go together so nicely? It really does work well.

Olga said...

Very beautiful card! I like the way you use the paper with one color but different patterns.

Ita said...

Another fantastic card sue I love the flur de lis paper, and the colours go very well together, i am learning every day from your cards,congrats to the winnere
Ita

Redanne said...

A beautiful and elegant card Sue,, love the flowers and the Kraft paper. Many, many congratulations to all the very lucky winners! Regards Anne Rx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue

great Card and great day as

I AM A WINNER....... YIPPEE

thanks so much Sue,

lorraine
xxx

Vie Carter said...

Great card - love the swirls

Well done to all the winners

Vie
x

CraftyLoops said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners and I love this card Sue, the flowers are stunning. Lee x

Shelley said...

Thank you so much Sue for making me a winner, congratulations to the others too. Beautiful card, I have some plain kraft card, now need to find the patterned card, and I must get some hemp ribbon too, love these flowers.

gwen70 said...

another stunning card Sue. Love the colours

Helen said...

Congratulations Winners! Another great card Sue, loving the style of the background papers, will have to go have a shop on the net, tfs Helen O xxx

SharonCJS said...

Hi Sue Todays card is absolutely beautiful, where can we buy the Kraft papers, do C.E. sell them?

Vicki Sharkey said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, brilliant.
I got some felt yesterday and made some felt flowers, now I am addicted and can't stop putting them on the cards I made today, they look so different to the ones made from paper/card. I just need the foliage set to finish them off.
Vicki

PaulineC said...

Love these textural flowers as well. It is amazing what can be made with either a bit of felt or a bit of ribbon.

Fiona said...

Another good bunch of flowers!

Barbara Phillips said...

Looking forward to the flower tutorial, love those flowers, very shabby chic!

AnneRD said...

WOW! I have double-double checked and I think I am the lucky one who is going to give a loving home to an orphan. Congratulations to all the other winners. Thank you Sue. Love todays card, so easily adapted to suit a man, such lovely papers.
Anne x

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats to all the winners!!
I just love your card. TFS.

lilygee said...

gorgeous rich colour and I really love kraft card
lol lilygee xxx
Congrats to the winners!

Anonymous said...

Well you've done it again Sue, absolutely fab!!!
Can't wait until Feb. to see your New cards
LOL Jan

jemet said...

Hi Sue

yet another gorgeous card love the colours

Jean

baa-me-chick said...

I love the flowers & the card is very striking. I can imagine this in almost any colour scheme to suit so many people i know.
Well done Sue!
Nicki xx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Well this will probably be very strange to you, but today's card reminded me of a coffee stained tea-towel! However, the more I looked, the more I realised I'd missed something lovely and it was a Calypso coffee (Tia Maria) in a Regents Park Hotel. Rich sultry coffee topped with thick swirling cream while surrounded by walls of beautiful vintage paper!
lol... Please see the funny side as I think your card is really lovely!
GLINTS, Therea H, are usually round glass or acrylic pieces that you can use to highlight a small picture or word on card/paper. They come in different sizes and are adhered with glossy accents so they remain clear.
Best wishes Linda

mgq said...

love your cards. the colours in this one are so rich.

pinky said...

Gorgeous papers, all works beautifully together and I love the ragged edge to the flowers.

yorkie said...

Another great card Sue all works well together wish my cards and flowers looked half as good
Theresa x

sheila said...

I love the luxuriousness of this card because of the colours. I can also imagine it it spring and summer colours which would give it an altogether different but beautiful effect

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue,
Happy New Year to all! I'd been away tending to some family issues!I'm back now, I still received all sue's cards updates but miss reading all the comments.(Lindyloo's in particular!!)
Lovely cards sue, and you are such a tease!Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeves for February, better start saving all my pennies! LOL
Hope you're feeling stronger each day!
Hugs, Bim x

Ellie Maggie said...

I love the idea of this card as it uses a sentiment with no image in sight for a refreshing change! Lovely idea. Yes, I love Kraft paper too, although I have bought the Kraft package from Pink Petticoat in different shades so I can print any shade I like to suit my project - so useful. Love the bling on this card too!
Ellie Maggie x

Susanne said...

looking forward to the tutorial Sue!!!

Hellma said...

Sue i love this card, the DP is stunning

Jenny, said...

This card says sunny days to me :)

Elly said...

Great inspiration as usual Sue I love the colours. x

Ann said...

Hi Sue Lovely card will suit many occasions, great colours.x

themessycraftroom said...

Lovely card Sue, love how you've made the flowers. Hugs x ChrisB

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the hemp ribbon flowers. Ann W

allylovespaper said...

lovely card as usual sue. i love the flowers, think i will go over to sams shop and get some felt and hemp ribbon, i can see further addictive things to make to add to my long list

Carol S. said...

A card with a golden glow! Beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, A very stylish card and I love the butterscotch colouring. I'm going to have to get that postage stamp die - it keeps cropping up and it always looks exactly right where you've used it. Congratulations to all the winners, Sue x

CathyinMN said...

I never would have thought craft cardstock could make such a pretty card! You did a beautiful job with it.

melanie said...

beautiful card Melanie

Anonymous said...

Love the papers on this one, it looks very expensive. Edwina

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue, Super duper card! I am in love with Kraft card but what you have done here is just beyond fab. Vee x

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, I really don't know how you do it. You always manage to come up with some really great ideas and - best of all - are happy to share them with us. Thank you.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Becky Dunham said...

Another beautiful card Sue! I love Kraft paper! The flowers and bling are really gorgeous on this card!

Victoria said...

I love the hemp ribbon roses. Am off to look how to make spiral roses now...

Jane said...

lovely card sue you make the most amazing flowers out of all different things, there all so fabulous.

Jane xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Another beautiful card Sue.x

KimberleyG said...

Love the striped paper.