Monday, 9 January 2012

Thanks Bernadette!

 Hi guys! First of all I would like to say a public thank you to Bernadette as she came forward to remind me that it was she that sent me the card with the feathers on it some time ago (you may recall me going on about it in a post last month).  I bought this paper while visiting my folks some time ago and every time I looked at it, it reminded me of Paris and the Moulin Rouge.  Finally, I picked it up to make a card and I think you would have to agree with me that it is very Ooh La La!  Come on, you really want to say that with a french accent, don't you? LOL  I really like this card, but I think it is because my daughter took me to Paris for the weekend on my birthday last year and it reminds me of the wonderful time we had together.  We left our hotel at 7am and didn't get back til midnight just walking the city the first day we were there (my feet still hurt thinking about it!)  I digress, back to the card.  The edges are done with the edgeability dies using two inserts together then a cutting edge die.  I mounted white card behind them to show through the insert cut outs and mounted both pieces on foam to raise them up along the edges.  The focal piece was done using two of the Holly motif dies, but I have nipped off the holly pieces to make it more generic, then mounted them together but offset to create a scalloped design.  I stamped my sentiment on one of the smaller of the large label dies and mounted it in the centre.  Using some decorative paper, I cut a spiral blossom flower and added it to the bottom corner of my focal element.  The only thing left for my Parisian flavoured card were some black rhinestones swirls, some piercing on the edge and a couple of black feathers (thanks again Bernadette for the idea) and to quote the French (again this week), voila!
Yet another winner in the comment game from yesterday's post!  Random number of 38 was drawn this time and that corresponds to the comment left by Carole Z!!!  Give me an email to claim your prize at americansue1@gmail.com

141 comments:

Knerten said...

I see what you mean abt your card and the reference to Moulin Rouge in Paris, Sue, and you are so right :-) I havebeen so fortunate having had agreat evening there as well, andit was spectacular !
Ålove the paper you haveused,along withpunches ant the black feather - oh la la !

Bea said...

how pretty - colours and dies used.
Congrats to Carole Z

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Makes you want to do the can-can lol. The colours are great.
Sue

sheila said...

Love the pink and black

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! I love it all.

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

A very beautiful card Sue, I love the colours you have choosen too.

TOM said...

oo la la Sue ce'st formidable the pink and black really work and the feathers are magic

Christine said...

It is very Parisian! Lovely and the feathers do give it that special touch :) xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, what a great card.... I have never been lucky enough to visit Paris. Maybe one day. I bought your stamps from yesterday's post just waiting for them to arrive. Now you can see why I have never visited Paris. I spend far too much on craft. LOL
Lots of love. Jenny L

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Sue, must remember to look at the Holly die as a year-round die, not just for Christmas.
Chris

Герцогиня said...

WOW! A very beautiful card Sue!

Hellma said...

Loved this card on the demo, still love this card.

Anonymous said...

Must use the Christmas dies more- thanks Sue

Lovely card
She

Star said...

What a lovely card Sue. I have been looking for some inspiration for a retirement card and this is it. I have just bought the black swirls and wasn't sure of the accent colour to use. The pink in this fits the bill/
Thank you.

hazel said...

Beautiful card Sue love the pink and black combination of colours and the use of the holly die for something but christmas. hazel xx

Julia Watts said...

Loved this card when I saw it on tv. Would work well with red instead of pink too. Love, Julia xxx

Shelley said...

Ooh La La, love it. Thanks for the stamps Sue, got them on Saturday. x

Maryann said...

Really gorgeous Sue and so romantic with these colors and that feather. I love it.

Uta said...

Beautiful card again! I love this black/pink combination and this black feather make your card perfect.

Hugs, Uta

Bee and Dee said...

What a glamour card love it. Hugs Bee

occasionali said...

Another lovely card Sue. Those edgeability dies really make a statement - love them.

jean.phillips1 said...

Lovely card again Sue and like you I love Paris and know what you mean about walking!

pinky said...

Oh now this is one sexy card, perfect for a valentine card too. Loving the black and pink combination.

Ayelet said...

Very beautiful and (as pinky say) sexy card.
I love the feather.

Rita said...

Hello Sue
Loving the card, the black & pink colours combine so well.

dutchess said...

Ah Sue this is just up my street...all girly and pink I just love it....bought myself 2 of the egabilities and now I really must have a go with them....great card take care Margaret

Sandra F said...

I love this card/ The black and pink go somwell together

Linda said...

I have some black and white feathers that I have never used, so thanks Sue for your daily inspiration blog.
Linda x

Victoria said...

Very classy colour combination and I love the little paper rose underneath the sentiment panel.

Clare said...

Really beautiful feminine card. Love the black and pink.

Chloe's Nan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, if you listen very carefully you can just hear the can-can dancers! xx

Toni said...

This card is absolutely stunning Sue. I just love the way that you use flowers/embellishments and ribbon. My only query is whether you make your own envoboxes to put the cards in. They obviously would be ruined if put in normal envelopes. Do you have any tutorials for envo/boxelopes? Keep these beautiful cards coming.
Thanks
Toni xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Debbie said...

LOVELY CARD SUE
I LIKE PINK AND BLACK TOGETHER
FROM DEBBIE TINKS

Anonymous said...

Oh la la as soon as I saw this card it made me want to do the can can, well almost. I have to say this is my favourate card you have posted in January. Love it, it is so striking, such good fun, the two colour combinations are adorable together, very stylish, lavish card. Shame you were not on C & C as listed on saturday, Julia did a good job but I was very disappointed we never got to see you. All the best Suzie B xx

Ann said...

Lovely feminine card I love pink and black together, and the feather really finishes the card. Thanks Sue for your inspiration.

Sue J said...

Another beauty. I had the Holly Accents die for Christmas so will definitely get it out to play some more now. :)

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,

Just love it great colours.

Lydia

Fiona said...

Like the delicate lacy centrepiece

marg said...

Hello Sue
Yes ! Very French chic card I love the pink stripes too...
Love Marg

Elizabeth said...

Love it. must start using feathers again.

Elizabeth
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

TRES MAGNIFQUE, tres jolly, tres oh la la.See turned us all into frogs. lol. Amazing effects your cards have. kissed a few frogs in my time.
Your on my wave length just done a pink card with the nested hearts and i put black feather on but hubby said too much with the feather. So took off. lol. Not same pink as yours. Wish i had your eye for colour. Tres bon.
Still no ribbon. Are u having with drawl symptoms?!?!
Smashing card. One thing left aura voir.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.oom

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card-love the pink and black.
Eileen x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This card also makes me think of weddings. The centre piece is just like a fascinator. Maybe a French one!!Lol! A beautiful one of course! Hugs Carol S.xx

Ruthie said...

Very french and oo la la, but would make a great valentines too.

Val Carr said...

Lovely card Sue Love the Parisian feel like the way you have utilised the borders. Have been encouraged to buy the holly die you used as can see it is very adaptable

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, loving the card. I have seen cards with feathers before on tv but always wrapped round with wire, flowers, ribbons etc.. to create a focal embellishment. I love the way you have tucked them under The die-cuts = very understated. It adds a lightness to the card. Have black feathers in my stash so will be giving this a go.
Love & light Theresa. H

smag53 said...

What a beautiful card.I love the mix of pink and black.Very chic.xx

Lindylou said...

absolutely fabulous

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - stunning card!! Very rich and lavish and eye-catching indeed!!!! Makes one feel joyful!!! Love it - hugs Kay xx

Pam Swadling said...

Absolutely fabulous. This really is my type of card.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I think you're right all the ladies on here would want to OH lala at this card its beautiful.
Carol x

lion_tamer said...

Good tip using two inserts then the edge die will be using that idea next time i make a card. A really pretty card xx

Anonymous said...

I love this burlesque style card, another to my list! Terrie

Jane said...

I love this one Sue its beautiful I will be having a go at this one love everything about it

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. Like the way you have used the Christmas holly (without the holly).

Carol at Henlow

Lindyloo said...

Good morning Sue, well its sounds like you and your daughter had a special time together in Paris; a wonderful time you'll never forget I bet. It's lovely to hear a little about you besides the card instructions, thank you.
As you all have said, today's card is very Parisian chic and I adore it. But it's strange, I didn't see that immediately, I saw Ray Charles in 'Blues Brothers'. Bet you, Sue, and anyone around our age has guessed already: its 'Shake a Tail Feather'. I was only one when it was released, but I grew up with Blues Brothers & also Hairspray (the song was also in the soundtrack of the 1988 version). I love the song and I think most of you will agree the films are long standing favourites also! Wow, never expected that from a pink & black Sue Wilson card. Shows the power of your creativity Sue. lol...
Have a good day one and all.
Regards Linda
ps, Sorry one last thing, I just love the way you snip here and cut there and we end up with something that looks like you have used a brand new Spellbinder die. That's the reason I keep coming back to your blog everyday! Hugs x

joy said...

Hi Sue
This card is lovely and can be used for birthdays and thank you cards .
look forward to tuesdays post,
joyce e

Lynnus said...

Tres chic! Yet another beauty, love the colours together in this one, I have the holly die so will be digging it out of the Christmas box and adding to everyday! Thanks for the tips, keep them coming x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the coulors , love the use of dies etc.,love the style of card, you are a wizard with creating different styles, many thanks . Yvonne xx

Luanne said...

Wow! very beautiful card. Lovely dies there and great design.

Kate's Cards said...

Mais qui tres chic Madam!!

gwen70 said...

Lovely card Sue, very parisian

Elaine said...

Hi, oh Sue a definate OOH LA LA....for this one.
I really like it and the holly motif, without the holly, looks so dainty .
I Love black and pink !!!
Elaine W

Lexie said...

I love black and pink together. A very classy yet simple card. Pefick!

Vie Carter said...

Loved everything about this card, just my style of card

Vie

Craftychris said...

I absolutely love this one! The colours are supurb and I adore the feather! xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card, pink and black are just great.
Janet xxx

baconbits said...

Tres chic, love the colours. So feathers will now be a Sue trade item..
This is simple yet elegant.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

CraftyJo said...

Ooh La La indeed!

Sandra Riley..... said...

Oh la la indeed, thats twice I have used that phrase this week to describe your cards! This is very French Boudouir! I love it, great use of the Holly Accent Dies too! This you could send to brighten anyones day, as you have brightened mine Sue,
Huge Hugs
Sandra Riley

gwendraeth said...

beautiful card, just love the colour combinations and the clever use of the edgibilities
Gwenda

PaulineC said...

Yes definitely very Ooh La La. The feathers certainly are a brilliant way to make a card more fancy.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. Isn't amazing how different the holly motif die looks without the leaves, so light and airy allowing the background paper to show through. Love the colour combination.
Anne x

Lilnute said...

oooooh! this card is sooooo pretty. I see it as a big girls card, a bit Va va voom!!! lol..
Hope to see you back on our screen soon Sue,I'm getting Spellbinders withdrawl symptoms, heehee.

Love and hugs
Dawn x

yorkshiresue said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. I love everything about it
Thanks
love Sue XXX

SusanneJ said...

Absolutely love this card its beautiful Sue!!!

Anonymous said...

Awwww Sue think this is my fav now theres just to many to choose from.
Hugs
Alison Glover

CraftyCj said...

Another lovely card, are you back on c&c anytime soon. Love your inspirational demo and blogs x

Ann said...

I like this card a lot, and it reminds me that I have some black feathers from the wedding of a friend who's theme was black and white,I may try to emulate your card if that is OK.

Redanne said...

Definitely Ooh la la Sue, a very beautiful card, love black and pink together. You do keep surprising us! Regards Anne Rx

Janet said...

Love black and pink so it's a hit with me.

Olga said...

I never thought that combination of pink and black can be so elegant! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Stuning Sue, pink and black a real hit, roll on more spellbinders on C & C.
Best wishes Edwina

Sandy Palmer said...

I always think that feathers add so much to a card! Love the color combo on this card! The whole thing is very beautiful! Ok, breathtaking!!! :)

Becky Dunham said...

Congrats to Carole! Another amazing card Sue! This really does look ooh la la! and those feathers just add to that! Absolutely love this card - maybe even one of my favorites! That is hard to say because I love so many of your cards :) Have a lovely Monday!

Helen O said...

very parisian chic, love the design and colours, thank you for the inspriation Helen O xx

john said...

hi sue i love this card the colours are fab together.
debbie xx

Barbara B said...

Love it!!! You never fail to inspire me.

craftysals creative corner said...

love love love it sue, and your right it does have a parisian feel to it, love all your cards and the inspiration you pass onto us

Kazbomps said...

Great use of the edgeabilities. I must try and mix them up more myself. Lovely card. Karen x

Lisa M said...

LOL! I did say it outloud with a French accent. Well as good of a French with Mid-West twang accent as I could. :)
Love the "BAM WOW" factor of this card. :)

Ita said...

Hi Sue very Parisian and i love the paper
Ita

TimeOut2Create said...

WOW!WOW!!WOW!!!I'm Speechless mademoiselle sue,this is my kind of card,deserved to be framed and treasured by any recipient. (One for 2012 hall of fame for moi)
Merci,Bim x

jollyjoyce said...

This card certainly makes you go ooh la la. Must have a go at this one. You must have a room full of backing papers, how about putting a photo on your blog of your craft room? - Joyce

jemet said...

Hi Sue

very feminine card just love it

Jean

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful, elegant and feminine!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue & as I live here in France I probably appreciate it a bit more. Tres chic. Ann W

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. Very nice colour combo and love the addition of the feathers.
Mags
x

ang said...

again another lovely card colours are really great thanks ang

Sue H said...
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Sue H said...

Hi Sue
now that's definitely a Sue card :D I love it pink, black and white is tres chic, swap the pink for red and oh! la la
Sue H xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card.

Dealbaida said...

Oo-la-la! This just has to be a Sue card, tres, tres chic and altogether gorgeous.
YES!!!

Marion

lilygee said...

Tres bon mon cheri! - love it - pink and black are at the top of my list of fav colour combos lol
lilygee xxx

Jan said...

It is at times like this I wish I could speak French because English doesn't do it justice. Beautiful Sue x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Bonjour Sue, your card is tres Ooh La la and j'adore everything about it. Would love to work out how you used the edgebility dies, cant quite get my head round it

Sue xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

I have just had to order that flower die, its gorgeous...... hope it comes soon

xxxx

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, lovely card. I love feathers and hat pins, but I tend to keep them to myself, lol, must start using them.
Best wishes
Happy2craft.

sheila said...

I immediately thought of 'My Fair Lady' and the Ascot scene. Very elegant and a bit 'posh'

Vicki Sharkey said...

A very elegant card Sue, love the idea of using the holly die and snipping off the holly bits - its not just for Christmas hey!! Haven't got it anyway, but it makes me think what else I can do with the dies I have got (an ever increasing number thanks to you, I might add, both my boys are going hungry at Uni, LOL)
Vicki

pamela said...

I love the colours you have used for this card.

Clai01 said...

I absoutely love pink and black, it looks fantastic!

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, I love this card - the whole look is so crisp feminine and elegant. Thanks for the tip about snipping off the holly.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Maggie said...

I love this card Sue and I'm usually not a pink girl! must be the feathers lol;

Maggie

Hanneke said...

Ooh, I just found your blog and I am really happy I did. Your blog is wonderful and I love your creations such as this one, so pretty! I'll be following you to see more great creations. Hugs, Hanneke

Sandie said...

What a lovely card Sue,the colours are just great!

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Very stylish and as luck would have it I do have the ingredients for this one - the holly and flower dies, a block of pink and black papers I've not used for a while, feathers, swirls and like someone else mentioned, I too have the edgeability dies but don't use them enough. Will put a recording of one of your shows on and practise! Thanks, Sue - it's my daughter-in-law's birthday this week and something like this would be perfect for her. Congrats to Carole Z. Sue x

Capsgrammy said...

Loved the colours and the parisian influences. It's so reminiscent of the ironmongery of both Paris and New Orleans! love it, Meg

purplepengi said...

Really like your cards and the feathers too, although I am partial to swirls! Can't wait to see what the year brings you certainly have opened my mind to ideas for making cards!

craftysue49 said...

Beautiful Sue ...love the colours...yet another card I would like to try and make ...Thanks Sue x

Crafty mop said...

Candy stripe pink delicious love it x

cazlan said...

another great card - love the design and the pink really lifts it. xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Oh Sue what a absolutely beautiful card, love the pink and black

lorraine
xxx

Tracy said...

Trés Chic!
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Love all the cards you do ,but their is something about pink and black,thats special for me,) love Elaine H

fluffycat said...

Tres chic. Colours are fab and I love the feathers.
Frances

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combo
Lindsay xx

Jenny, said...

Oooo yum yum yum, must get myself those wonderful spellbinder flowrs :)

Ms. Petersen said...

Black and pink is one of my favorite color combinations, and I love that flower! I may have to splurge on one of those punches some day when I get caught up in paying for my last spree! Ooo la la indeed!

jan said...

I absolutely love this card Sue, the colours are fab, and I have got to get that flower die it is gorgeous.
love Jan x

allylovespaper said...

another lovely card sue. I like the pink and black combo, tres chic
luv allyneed

CathyinMN said...

I have to say that the feathers on this card to give it flair and a wonderful finishing touch.

Neha Jain said...

lovely :)

Rufus said...

Ooh La La indeed! Very chic, love the feathers!
R/

julie said...

lovely lovely sue, what can we say You never fail to inspire me..and come on lets see your craft room sue, hugs julie xxxx
julielazenby@ymail.com

scrapper said...

C'est magnifique!!!

Anonymous said...

ooh la la very parisian...so pretty and feminine, just love this card!!

millie xx

Ellie said...

Love this one!

Pearl said...

This card is beautiful! Pink and black together are amazing. My 10 year old daughter just made a card with the same colors. Come and have a look if you get a chance. Would also love to take part in your bolg candy but not sure how to send you my email.
Love Pearl x

KimberleyG said...

Very nice; love the pink paper.