Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Rusty Ironworks

Hi guys, I hope everyone is doing well.  I am enjoying my time here with my Mom and thank you for all your lovely warm wishes.  I have really been enjoying all the comments you have been leaving on the blog too!  Before I forget, on yesterday's ribbon tutorial, I noticed that I had incorrectly  listed the size of the redline tape as 1/4".  I edited it later in the day to read 1/2" size, but in case you read the blog in the morning, I thought I should let you know I corrected my error! 

  Today's card is a tad bit grungey and a tad bit frilly too.  Almost masculine, but not quite.  I'm not sure about it, but it did the job of showing the dies and the grand impressibilities, swirls, inks and glues that were on the show at the time I made it.  I am always limited to a list of products that I can use for any given set of samples that I am making.  Sometimes that is a blessing because it helps make decisions, but sometimes I feel like I am crafting with one hand tied behind my back.  The latter was the case with this one!  One of my goals this year with the blog was to try to post all different types of samples even if they weren't necessarily my favourites.  In fact, in the next week or two I have probably the widest variety of cards planned that I have ever put on my blog! 
 Enough waffling, on to a rundown of this card for you!  The background (below) was done using the Butterfly Garden Impressibility and rust coordinations card.  I embossed it in the Grand Calibur then sanded it to highlight the impressibility design.  The focal element is simply two of the Ironworks Motifs cut and offset to give a medallion effect.  I stamped my sentiment on cream card and cut it out with one of the ironworks accent pieces.  The border is three of the Ironwork pieces cut and interlocked and matted on to rust and black card.  I added a black rhinestone swirl and some black PVA glue dots to frame the entire piece.  Easy peasy card, would look really nice in my much beloved teal I think too!

142 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, ironworks is one of my favourite dies and this card really shows it off well. Love the autumn colours. Keep well.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue glad to know your enjoying the time with your mom. This card does have a real autumn feel to it. I do like the ironwork dies they are my favourite after the parisian dies. As you say would look good in teal ( lol). Must try that out. LOl Lynne M

mags said...

Lovely card Sue which really showcases these dies. Super.
Mags
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, fabbbbbb card. I love the impressibility on the coordination card. It has my fav butterflies on it. The iron work dies look really great too. Glad your having a lovely time with your Mom.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Glad you are enjoying your time with your Mom, it is a great feeling to be with loved ones.
Made a flower yesterday but boy! do I have a lot to learn.........never mind practice makes perfect, or so they say!!!
Love todays card I really like using these dies they give a great effect might just try them out with "Teal"
God Bless

Patricia xx

Pam Swadling said...

Love these dies Sue, and can imagine this card made up in lots of different colours. Glad you are enjoying your time with your Mum.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue im so thrilled as i have these Dies,as a novice crafter to your cards it will take me some time to get a good collection of them, but i will be able to have a go at this card later, Enjoy your time with your mom.Lol Elaine H xx

Hellma said...

Hi Sue, love this card layout and the dies you have used, not sure about the rust but i can imagine it done in a lot of colors and most certainly will be giving it ago.

Lynnus said...

Great card that could be done in any colour - haven't got this die but think I will have to save hard! x

ang said...

lovely card very striking colours love that background very subtle angxx

Kazbomps said...

The iron works dies are some of my favourites too. This is the kind of card that would look good in all colours I think. Enjoy your time with your family. Karen

Kazbomps said...

The iron works dies are some of my favourites too. This is the kind of card that would look good in all colours I think. Enjoy your time with your family. Karen

Kazbomps said...

The iron works dies are some of my favourites too. This is the kind of card that would look good in all colours I think. Enjoy your time with your family. Karen

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Another lovely card, love the colours and the dies. Glad you are having a nice time with your mom. Love Jean

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Hi Sue I love these dies, as a knew crafter I will have to try this card using my Moroccan dies until I am able to get more dies for my Grand Calibur.

Lovely card

jacqui

Jan said...

Fantastic card Sue the name does it true justice, love it. x

jan said...

hi sue, another lovely card,I do love the iron works dies they are so pretty, love the colours in this card too. glad your enjoying your break with your mum.
love jan x

Carole Z said...

Super card! Ironworks is one of the die sets I use most often, I love it...also love the way you have used the impressability and the colours used are really warm..love it! Had a go with the rose last night, more practice today...glad to hear you are having a good time with your mum, hugs, Carole Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I just love these colours they remind me of my fav season. I have just managed to buy myself one of the impressabilities and I am so excited that they are A4 in size.
Glad to hear you are enjoying your time with your mum you both really need this time
Ria

Uta said...

Wow, what a fantastic card. The colours are so amazing. Great!

Hugs, Uta

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card I'll have to save for the ironwork dies they look fab.
Tried the rose but as one of my old teachers would have said 'could do better'.
Have a good day.
Lydia
XX

Julia Watts said...

I really like this - the Ironworks dies are so lovely. Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I just love the background on this card and the colours blend beautifully.

SC

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Great card. I love the ironwork dies. I think along with the parisien they are my favourites (or is it all of them, because i change favourites regularly lol).
Sue

jemet said...

Hi Sue

I was unsure about how I could use the Ironworks but you have given me some ideas so will be getting them soon. Love your card

Jean

Clare said...

Lovely card, I love the border. Glad your having a good time with your mom.

Clare x

joy said...

Well good morning Sue
The card is fantastic love ironworks dies. colours are great love your workHope your mum is ok and glad you enjoying yourself take care look forward to seeing you soon.
joyce e

dutchess said...

Morning Sue so glad you are enjoying your visit to Mum are you taking her to CHA? she may get crafty after all! I love the way you have interlocked the iron work to make that long boarder at the bottom its stunning...have just got my first impressability and am impressed LOL.. take care Margaret

Maggie said...

Hi Sue love grungy and frilly great combo, have the ironwork dies and they are sooooooo useful, great at Christmas time too. Have a lovely time with your family.

Maggie

hazel said...

Morning Sue, great card cant wait to the the array of samples you have lined up for the next few weeks xx hazel

Ann said...

morning Sue I am glad you are enjoying your break, family are the most important thing we have. I love todays card the colours and dies are great. Thank you

Maryann said...

A really great card and definitely suitable for a male. My hubby just said, he thought it was awesome, and as he almost necer comment on anything like this, I know he really like it. So great work again Sue, well done.

Victoria said...

Love the colours, and agree it would look good in teal, though it's not my fav colour. Love the gorgeous swirls that you accentuate the dies with. Glad you're enjoying your break

deb840 said...

Love the way you put colours together. I always struggle with that. Experimenting more with your inspiration. Thank you.

Linda said...

Hi Sue, Pleased to hear you are spending quality time with your Mum. I Played last night with the ribbon rose and struggled a bit, now I know why lol. Take Care. Linda x

sheila said...

Another great card.
I love the iron work dies.
The colours used make a change.
Lovely for you to spend time with your mum.x

dianeandchipps said...

I love this card and love frilly. The colours are beautiful and I agree that it would look great in teal as well. Happy crafting.
Diane xx

Vicki Sharkey said...

I really love this one, the colour is lovely and really set off by the black.
Off work with a bad back so may get some crafting done if I can get up out of the chair,ha ha. Glad you are having some quality time with your Mom. Enjoy!
Vicki :)

marg said...

Hello Sue
It took a while for me to get what you had achieved with the border very clever I love it..I can't wait to see what you can do with the Moroccan dies, and the Persian dies
Still working on the Rose.
Take care Sue
Love Marg

Janet said...

Love this one Sue, I think the colour scheme used will determine whether it is a male or female card. Its a great basic card which is really valuable as it could be used for most occasions. Thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, It's so nice to read that you're having a good time with your Mom. I haven't tried the impressabilities yet, but I may have to after seeing this card - the background is gorgeous. I love the whole card - I am automatically drawn to the slightly more masculine cards (colours, lack of ribbon & flowers). With Love & Light Theresa. H

Lizzie said...

I love this one i think it would look good in a few diff colour ways Sue which i shall try out now I've sorted and put my Xmas craft stuff away till July lol.
Not long to Feb shows whoop whoop!
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, a fantastic card would look good in lots of different colours. Glad you are enjoying your time with your mom, Helen O xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. Very rich colours.

Bee and Dee said...

Really like the colour combo and layout. hugs Bee

Rocky said...

Love the card and really love the colours. Ironworks is a very useful set, it can be used so many ways, value for money in that one!

Knerten said...

Fabulous frame punches you have here, Sue :-)

Star said...

Great card Sue. Wouldn't have thought of interlocking to produce that border, glad you did :) Finally found where to get the lace you often use so will be doing even more versions of your cards.
You have turned me into a Spellaholic 59 sets of dies and rising. Can't wait to get the Morocan ones.

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue
love the colours

Ayelet said...

Great card. I love those summer colors!

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
well you do very well with hand tied behind your back. lol
Yo my favourite die. It never gets put away unless I clear my desk which isn't very often hehe.One thing that does annoy me is the motifs and accent packs, I can never remember which ones i have and which I need. Must be my age. lol Love the way you have turned into a boarder.
I cut some of these dies out of a coke tin can. Makes it a masculine card, wonderful. And joy of joys u can bend them up and they stay put.I just love playing.
Best wishes to you and your mum
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

elkearts&crafts said...

Hello Sue,
I like this card. It looks effective without being complicated. The black and rust go so well together, along with the cream. This could work with so many other colours.

Keep enjoying the time with your mom.
Elaine J xxx

Anonymous said...

Nice to have a card that can be used for the men, I do struggle with them.

Lovely card, enjoy the rest of your time in the U.S. with your family. You will be welcomed back with open arms.

She x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the embossed panel,fab hugs trace x

Christina said...

I love the Ironworks ...and every die ever made by Spellbinders ... and your cards are always so very pretty. Hope you are enjoying this special time with your mum.

CraftyJo said...

Yummy! And this one I can actually do as I've got those dies :)

gwen70 said...

Great card Sue, love the colours

Toni said...

Hello Sue, glad you are enjoying your break. Once again, a lovely card and yes I agree it would be lovely in teal colours. I have this die so here is yet another idea I can try. Thank you
Toni xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely design

My grand calibur was delivered yesterday - I do not want to be disturbed all this weekend, as I will be too busy for housework, cooking or even polite conversation !!

My husband will say 'what's new'

Vie
x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Glad that you are enjoying quality time with your family, love this card,aptly named, you have given me inspiration for the ironworks die.
Hugs, June x

lesley c. said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. I sell some of my cards and its often the ones i'm not so keen on sell first! The dies you have used are stunning, there are so many I would like, or should I say need. Love Lesley x

Olga said...

It's great Sue! Love all your die cuts!

Redanne said...

I love the ironworks dies and the colours used in this card - not bad at all for someone with one hand tied behind their back! Glad you are enjoying time with your Mom. Regards, Anne Rx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, So glad you are enjoying your time with your mom. I love autumn colours and the ironworks dies, have to have a play around with them, thanks again. Yvonne xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I'm glad you are enjoying your time with your mom.I love the ironwork dies nice and curly and I love the grungy look and yes it could be a mans card too,cos some men like this kind of look.
Carol x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Really like the ironworks dies and this card would look good in teal as well!
Eileen x

lorraine (classylady) said...

hi Sue love this card, I have these dies, and love the way you make things out of nothing ie: using the 3 die cuts to make the border, I would not have thought that was what it was.

Enjoy the rest of the time with your Mom and Daughter and then hurry back to us for even more "fab a dab a doo" inspiration

luv to you all
lorraine
xxx

Anonymous said...

Love it
Hugs
Alison Glover x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Lovely card Sue, I'm waiting for delivery of the Iron Works Motifs.
Chris

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Fiona said...

The rehab seems to be working - that's several cards now with no ribbons or flowers, lol!!

Hanneke said...

I quite like this card! Love the color combo and those dies look great! Hugs, Hanneke

lilygee said...

Hi everyone - happy to hear you are enjoying your time at home Sue - are you going to CHA too? Seen all the wonderful new spellbinder releases and cannot wait to get them!! And this is one of my fav dies too - whatever you do with them, they look wonderful. Very nice unfussy card Sue and yes,could be given to a guy. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay at home and I'm sure I can safely say for everyone, that we are all looking forward to seeing you again in February.
loads of hugs xxx
lots of love

Ita said...

Hi sue lovely to know that you are enjoying time with you parents treasure every moment of your holiday.I love the card, and I am saving to try and buy some more dies the borderones are fab and I love the way you did this card
Ita

Pauline99 said...

A lovely card and I just love this dies they are so lovely a bit hard to get out of the die if cut from paper but worth the effort.

Loving your blog, hope you see plenty of lovely things at the craft show.

Elaine said...

The butterfly impressability is nice Sue. I have the ironworks set and it can look masculine - ish but it is still a nice set. You have done well even with your hands tied behind your back...well done.
Elaine W.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, Love the way you have used the dies to make the border - its really effective. A great design and appropriate colour scheme for the men in our lives. Continue to enjoy your break with your family. Looking forward to seeing you back on C&C with lots of new ideas from 'the show'.
Anne x

Ruthie said...

I have not bought any impressabilities yet, hopefully there will be some on when you next visit C&C. Hope you enjoying the sunshine.

Lexie said...

It's lovely, Sue. I can understand what you mean about putting cards which aren't necessary on your favourites lists on your blog, though. I go through my blog and wonder if I should remove some of my cards sometimes, but then I remind myself that everyone has different tastes and just as many will like them as not like them. I think this card is fab!

Enjoy the rest of your time with your mam.
xx

Craftychris said...

I so glad you are having a good time with your Mum. I have the ironwork dies and love them. Your card is fab, I love the colours xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love your ironworks card, thanks so much for visiting my blog, really appreciate it!

Sue J said...

Another beauty, I love the Ironworks motifs, really pretty. :)

baconbits said...

Hi Sue,
Really glad you are enoying quality with family. I am really enjoying this card and i think teal would be a fab colour way, infact it could be done in many colours.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x
I am still trying that technique but alas to no avail will keeep trying.

Clai01 said...

Glad you're having a nice time with your Mom, yes it would look good in teal.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I've been on the fence about this die but today's card has me leaning towards getting it. Very pretty card!

Lisa M said...

Oh to be in the same room with all your die cuts!!! :)
Another stunning card of inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, colours and simplicity of the design - another one for a friends Birthday!

Geraldine

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I love the look of that die and the wonderful card you have showcased it with :o) Thanks for your kind comments xx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Oh! yes I think it would be beautiful in teal, I'm not a browns person.I really should try interlinking my spellbinders, you do so many lovely things on your cards that way.
Sue H. xx

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, my friend has die cut me some of these and I wasn't sure how to put them together! Thanks for your help and inspiration, will give them another go now!

Becky Dunham said...

Love this card Sue! That butterfly garden background is definitely going to be a must have for me I think :) I agree - this would look stunning in teal!

May said...

Beautiful card Sue, glad to hear you had a nice time with your mum, the ironworks die is fab, thanks for sharing, Hugs May x x x

melanie said...

A lovely card again sue glad your enjoying your hol have a great time at CHA Melanie

mgq said...

lovely card sue. i have this set so i can try similar card later. thank you. marie

Anonymous said...

So glad you are enjoying the time with your Mom and thank you for still posting daily to us. This card is fabulous and ironworks is one of my favourite dies or maybe its the Parisian dies I could go on about my 'favourites' but it changes daily lol I love the clolours you have used and agree that it would look nice in teal as well
Heather x

craftysals creative corner said...

Youv'e done it again sue, I have that set of dies and you have given me a light bulb moment, once again thank you for your great cards and inspiring ideas

Sandra Riley... said...

Sue, So pleased you are enjoying time with your family. Looking foreward to hearing about all the fab finds from the CHA!
Can you tell us when you will be back on C & C ? starting to have withdrawal symptoms! haha
Love the Ironworks dies! Will have to invest in some impressabilities!
Huge hugs
Sandra Riley

CathyinMN said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your time with you mom. Really like this card -- I love the autumn colors and the ironworks dies are lovely on your card. I really like the background embossing, too.

gwendraeth said...

Lovely card. really love the ironworks dies, really versatile and good fillers when you have a wee spot that needs filling
Gwenda

Enfys said...

Gorgeous card Sue, not in the least grungey, very on trend and stylish!
hugs
Enfys

Jane said...

One of my top ten dies love Iron works them, have you got any dates for February's Shows yet cannot wait

Jane xx

Claveh said...

Hi Sue, this is just beautiful, I love the colours that you have used, stunning!
Thanks Sue.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is a great card.

Shelley said...

Lovely card Sue, I agree, it would look great in teal. Another set of dies that I need. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue great card, I've got the ironworks but haven't used them yet - will now. Love the coloured card it works well with the design.
Bring back some of that wonderful weather with you.
God Bless!!
JanN

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, so glad you are having a good time. I have these dies, so will be giving this one a go.

Edwina

Barbara said...

Just love the autumnal colours!Lovely simple card that even I could make.

Tracey Potter said...

Your blog is wonderful, love all the cards and the way you share your knowledge and skills. The ribbon flower tutorial is brilliant.

Thanks for the blog visit and comment, I've answered your questions in the comments over on my WOYWW post.

Happy mid-week!

bhavana said...

Another stunning card, thanks for sharing! I love browsing your blog and seeing your amazing creations!

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, Colour is great, Iron works are amazing set of dies, I would like the Morroccan dies but I already have the grand Calibur, lol.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

SusanneJ said...

I love the ironworks dies i use them a lot great card Sue glad your having a great time hugs xxx

Lorraine said...

this is stunning love this card sue xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour combination you have used in your card they really go well together these are my fav dies
Take care Theresa x

Lorraine H said...

I love these dies and your card is another winner - thanks for sharing. Lorraine x

Trulyblessed said...

Hi Sue, Love the contrasting colours. These dies are on my wishlist. Really need to buy them soon.

gill said...

Lovely card. I have these dies so will be able to try this.

Gill

PaulineC said...

Love these colours, but it would look nice in teal too. In fact it would probably look good in any colour combinations.

Lilnute said...

I love this card Sue, its simply stunning. I am glad to hear you are having a great time with your Mom.
take care,
love and hugs
Dawn x

sheila said...

quite like grunge and frilly mixed Just bought 2 of the multibuys in recent spellbinders promotion on C&C, looks as though I will have to start saving again as I keep coveting other dies

Susan Flynn said...

Love those ironworks dies I really want to get some and now I have seen this it only reinforces it!!!

Crafty mop said...

Love the colours of this one sue .....the dies are great toooooo .....x

Cumbrianlass said...

Sue, I have been missing my fix of your cards,while on holiday in Mexico,so just had to have a crafty peek, aqnd of cours it's a great card, ass you say quite masculin but in differenet colours would not be. Will try to have a peek again during the next couple of week, enjoy your time with your Mum.
Janet xxx

julie said...

Glad you are enjoying your time with your Mom,,love this card sue, hows the weather over there,you have lots of shops over there for crafty goodys and loads of offers, wish we had shops like them here.hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com

julie said...

Glad you are enjoying your time with your Mom,,love this card sue, hows the weather over there,you have lots of shops over there for crafty goodys and loads of offers, wish we had shops like them here.hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com

ger76 said...

Thanx for popping by my blog :D
Your cards are stunning!!!

Ger x

scrapper said...

Not sure about the orange but it may be the printing that's altered the colour.
Like the card composition though
Good to see so many comments on your blog these days

Kim Dellow said...

Oh gorgeous! Lovely die and colours. Kim

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card. Love the colours. I have these dies (not yet used) so will have to have a try. Ann W

Sue Parish said...

Oh Sue, what hope is there for all of us if you made this with one hand tied behind your back! Love the card, it's very me and ironworks are a favourite. Glad you're having a good time with Mom. Sue x

iReneM said...

Gorgeous :-)
x

Sue Yorkshire said...

I adore this card the colour go together so well and those dies are one of my favourites.
Sp pleased you are enjoying your time away.

Sue xx

Luanne said...

Gorgeous card! again Sue. You amaze me! Love it

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhhh this card is amazing Sue, I love the layout and overall design. Its fabulous. Lee xx

KimberleyG said...

I like the distressed embossing.

Lisa-Jane said...

Great colours on that card and those black gems are simply stunning!

Jenny, said...

Not sure if I commented on this card already, but I love it as I do all your cards :)

rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, the beautiful ironworks, my favourite, I keep going back to them time and time again. They can be very masculine or femine depending on the colours you choose. Must get impressability as soon as possible.

Rosemariexx

Nicky said...

Hi - been nosey round your blog and love the ribbon flower and your lace card, thanks for visiting me, Stanley is an ex racer we've had him three months and he is slow he trots rather than runs - so I think we can see why his an 'ex' lol

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Imagine if you will, a John Wayne western, directed by John Huston. The setting is a dusty old town in the middle of texas. The wind begins to whip up and as we wait to see the film star appear, the tumbleweed rolls by emphasising the emptyness of the street....
Do you see it? Well that is what I see in your card today. (For those who don't know what I'm on a bout:- the Ironworks motif is rolling tumbleweed, the gem embellishment is the wind swirling around, and the linked Ironworks is the street). Even the background is the colour of a well-worn saddle.
I know, I've lost the plot. LOL..
All the best Linda

Tracy Heaton said...

Love this - those dies are so lovely.
Tracy x

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