Monday, 2 January 2012

Wishing You All The Best

 Hi there blog friends!  I hope everyone has recovered from their New Year's celebrations or at least enjoyed a relaxing day full of whatever you enjoy.  I for one, was crafting away for some shows I'm doing in February.  I wish I could show these cards now as I am really chuffed at how they are turning out!  I think I may have even made some of my favs for 2012 already!  I am such a tease, huh?! LOL
 This card could also have been added to yesterday's post if I had even posted it in 2011, but I was trying to save some nice cards to show in January knowing that I wouldn't be able to show you what I am working on for awhile.  See, I was thinking about you, even if I am teasing you too!  I think I like this card so much because I just love felt flowers, there is something about them that just sing to me.There is a close up of them below.    I really like this October Afternoon decorative background paper too.  I used the edgeabilities to make an "L" shaped border.  My focal element was made by cutting an aperture in my background paper with Labels 18 and then I made a frame out of black card using the two largest sizes of those dies.
I stamped my sentiment to show through my frame and I added some small rhinestone swirls to fill out the opening a bit.  I made my felt flowers using the Spiral Blossoms 2 die out of two shades of yellow.  I cut some black and cream leaves from the Foliage die set, inked the cream ones  with Antique Linen Distress ink and then ran them all through a paper crimper for texture.  I added some more black rhinestone swirls to the background and finished the card with black PVA glue dots around the edge to frame the entire piece.  I hope you like it, let me know.  All for now, Sue x

121 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love felt flowers also and use them quite a lot now (I am another copy cat)lol the colours and papers you have used are fabulous, and the swirlas finish it off
Heather x (forgot to add my name yesterday)oops

Neha Jain said...

wow

Maryann said...

This is sooo beautiful Sue, and I too loves felt. I´ve made tons of things from felt over the years, but don´t feel it works too well with my dies for some reason??? I have tryed more sheets of shimmers but it´s like it doesn´t cut it as well all the way, but leaves some spots, where it doesn´t cut it all throug, and no matter what I try it never gets all good, so would love to hear, how you do??? Yours always looks sooo perfect just like this beauty here. really awesome.

Vicki Sharkey said...

What a beautiful card, this is definitely one to copy (I am also a copier to some extent). I love the felt flowers too, so think I may get my self some felt today and have a go. They look less likely to get squashed too which I am always concerned about.
Vicki X

Jan said...

A beautiful card Sue, love those flowers and the colours are great.x

Christine said...

Beautiful and I agree, the felt flowers really do sing :) xx

TOM said...

Hi Sue What a lovely card to welcome ln a New Year . Hope you have a happy and Prosperous 2012

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue, I hope you are feeling a little stronger every day. I see todays card very much in the vain of your earlier creations, namely:- Oct18- A vintage edgeability & 30Sept- Butterfly fun. Different styles but the same feel and colours.
I do love the felt flowers and they look especially lovely in the soft lemon shades and blend well with the crimped foliage.
Love and hugs Linda x

Julia Watts said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue. Love the flowers and putting the foliage through a paper crimper is a great idea. Love, Julia xxx

Bea said...

hi Sue
another stunner and full or inspiration
x

mags said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. Love the papers, flowers, die cuts, in fact everything about it.
Mags
x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
What a beautiful card. Although I love the main focal points of your cards I am fascinated by all your lovely backgrounds all the little strips and layering must take so much work.
I cannot wait for Feb!
Love, Vee x

Helene said...

Love this card - especially the flowers.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
So you are starting the New Year on a high. I love this card, the flowers are lovely and i love the colours.
Sue

L00py's Craft Creations said...

You know your leaves had me stumped for a few minutes, and I had to re-read your instructions a couple of times before I figured them out, I love it, I missed out on the Foliage but I can see that I am going to have to invest in them from somewhere as an individual pack!!

Hope you have a very happy New Year, and that you go from strength to strength in the next 12 months, though it is hard to see how you are going to get even better with your cards, even your throw aways are good!!

Anne RD said...

Beautiful card. The flowers and leaves are gorgeous, (must get the flower die) and what lovely patterned paper and colour combination. Love it. Anne x

Marie-Louise said...

Another great card.

Герцогиня said...

A beautiful card Sue!

baconbits said...

Well start as you mean to go on is mymottoand Sue you are doing that a new year and a fantastic new card. I love it.
I think you are teasing us with the secret crafting - oh to be a fly on the wall in your craft room.
Hugs
Amanda x

sheila said...

another great card

joy said...

Hi Sue well i knew you had some thing special in store for us.
By the look of it we are not going to be disappointed. I cant wait for feb. The card is great love the colours .
joyce e

Shelley said...

Beautiful card Sue. x

dutchess said...

Oh Sue I just love the soft look of this card those felt flowers are just wonderful......I dont mind the tease it means we have treats in store when you show the cards!!!!! take care Margaret

Luanne said...

Very very beautiful Sue! I just love the colors and design. That felt flowers are just stunning!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, another fabbbbbbb card. Just love it. I bought the spiral blossom die just before Christmas havn't tried it on felt yet. I must have a go.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Happy New Year to you and all. I saw this card and thought WOW thats busy and i love it, another for me to copy but might try it in other colour ways to see how they come out. Roll on Feb can't wait and i should have my calibur back from the menders by then.
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Anonymous said...

Hello there Sue, first of all just wanted to say that my favourate card for last year is the white on white card, I would never have thought of doing white on white in the first place yet it works so well (under statement) looks amazing and we all adore it.
Todays card, I love this card, there is so much to it, but it looks wonderfull everything just fits into place, I love the felt flowers and adore the leaves with the added texture, you seem to know exactly when to stop adding to a card to give it that vav a voom. I hope that you will be on C & C soon so I can hit that record button. All the best Suzie B.

fluffycat said...

A great way to start the year, even the sentiment matches! Lovely card as usual. Now looking forward to February very much.
Frances

Anonymous said...

oppps forgot to say HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE Suzie B xx

marg said...

Love the leaves Sue ! I have this affinity with the crimper too
Looking forward to February...... see! only 2nd Jan and I'm wishing the year away already
Take care Sue
LoveMarg

Tracy said...

A stunning start to 2012 Sue. I'm also into felt flowers at the moment, they look so lovely.
Take care
Tracy x

Andrea said...

Using the paper crimper - what a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Well going to be watching u like a hawk lol .Give us a little clue?!?!?! For February what colours should we buy for our stash or ribbons ? I think it may be red and cream and black for valentines? Oh yes and the heart dies, i got them.
Off to a good start of the year wonderful card. The leaf die a must for everyone to buy. Makes the cards. One prob i do have is getting flowers to stick. Especially the felt ones.lol. Love it when a plan comes together but hate it when wont stick?!? So what do u use, cement lol?
Keep up the wonderful work. U are so amazing.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the card and the colour, will have to get out my crimper i also love using the felt flower. Yvonne xx

Bernadette m-s said...

Such a wonderful card Sue. Happy new year Sur. wishing you and your family peace and contentment for 2012 and ALWAYS!!! From the feather lady xxx

Lynnus said...

love it x

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

anna christensen crafts said...

What a gorgeous card - how lovely to get something like this - it would really make you feel special

lion_tamer said...

Hi beautiful card you always give ideas to inspire. Wil be using my edgeabilities in this way xx

Lelly Jelly said...

Nice colours, wquite Victorian in appearance.x

Ria said...

Hi Sue,
This card is really elegant black, cream and yellow what a great combination.
I am so inspired by your cards that my goal for 2012 is to make some cards in your style, I just know they will WOW anyone I send them to.
Thank you for sharing so much with us.

Ria

Janet said...

Another very elegant card, I love it.

Jackie D said...

Well Sue you have certainly started the year with a bang. Another triumph if I may say so, just love everything about this card, the colours, the leaves, all great....AND the promise of something special in February.

love from Jackie D

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely card-love the colours and the background paper.

Eileen x

frances joy said...

beautiful!! i love the flowers... :)

Dealbaida said...

This is everything I dream of creating, beauty, class and elegance in one delicious combination of colour and texture. Scrumptious!

Marion

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, I am so drawn to these colours. Always liked black in my clothes but now using more in cards thanks to you. Look forward to your shows in February, will need to keep checking for dates so I dont miss them. Are you allowed to give any hints whether it is Spellbinders or stamps or both????

lorraine
xxx

Fiona said...

Thanks for reminding me about the paper crimper - not sure when I last used mine.

Sandra F said...

It's a gorgeous card Sue. I love the felt flowers.

jan said...

yet another gorgeous card, A typical Sue Wilson card. I wish I could make cards like this, I do try and copy yours but they never seem to look anything like yours when they are finished. waiting for my spellbinders dies to arrive from C & C I've bought in the sale, it's like Christmas again, can't wait to play with them.
jan x

CraftyMarian said...

Happy New Year - I would be a copycat if I could get my Big Shot to cut out the felt! Grrrr.

andra Riley... said...

Running the leaves through the crimper gives those leaves real texture, they look great, I haven't used me crimper for years! See thats what I was saying yesterday, going back to your 'orphan' cards, each onee of them will inspire someone to do something different!
I must go to Sam's site to order some of that felt.
Thank you once again our 'Inspiration Angel'
Huge Hugs

Sandra Riley

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW the card is beautiful, I bought the Foliage and the Spiral Blossom before Christmas can't wait to get crafting, thank you for being such an inspiration, will be watching out for you in February, can't wait.
Hugs, June

Olga said...

Excellent flowers Sue! great card!

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely, as always Sue! The colours are so elegant together. I wonder if sometime you could give a demo on those felt flowers please? I've got the die but do have a lot of trouble getting nice results with it. Thanks.

Hellma said...

Sue what an amzing card, love the papers, love the flowers, love the colour, love every thing about it, it is my fave of 2012 LOL.

Helenxx

Anonymous said...

Wow! My new favourite Sue Wilson creation. Have spent the morning learning to save images on my itouch so that I can keep this as inspiration.
With love & light Theresa. H

Patricia said...

Another wonderful card Sue,
Colours beautiful, flowers fantastic, whole thing just great.
These flowers are great but I always seem to have trouble keeping them even and they do not look good,off to give them another go.
I think this Demo should be on the next DVD.......
along with lots of others of course...............

Patricia xx

Bee and Dee said...

Really love this card Happy 2012 Hugs Bee

Sue Yorkshire said...

this is beautiful Sue I love everything about it. I have just ordered a set of the edgabilities but I must get some of your pva glue, it always looks fabulous on the cards that you make. Bet mine would be a blob and not a pearl

xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful sue, certainly a favourite of mine, colours and flowers lovely. Edwina

Clare said...

Another gorgeous card. I love the flowers and the crinkle effect of the leaves.

Clare x

Sandie said...

As usual Sue, a fantastic card, you are an inspiration!

sandyb said...

Love this card Sue. I am so inspired I am off to my Craft Cabin to try and make some felt flowers. Hope they work as well as yours.

Jan said...

Love it Sue xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. I will have to try something similar. Ann W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the card! The colours are my favourites and now that I have these dies I will definately have a go at trying to create something as beautiful as yours. Can't wait until February as I pick up such great tips when I have caught you on C and C.

Ruthie said...

love the idea of crimping the leaves, damn I wish I had a crimper now. you cost my husband so much money Sue, but who cares.

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue. The felt flowers are beautiful! Must try them myself. Kath F xx

Carole said...

Absolutely fabulous and I love the use of black in cards especially with Spellbinders, it adds to the elegance and exuberance of the finished card,
Carole Z xx

lilygee said...

Gorgeous - love those flowers but I still don't have that blossom die - they look lovely in felt.
love lilygee xxx

Susanne said...

Love it as always Sue !!!!

Dawn said...

Another beautiful card, I too love the felt flowers and yes you are a tease....will we get any clues nearer the time? Dawn x

Helen said...

Absolutely love the design and colours, Im just about to embark upon felt flowers. So excited for your shows in Feburary, but so very disappointed that our stuff still hasnt arrived from the December shows, My sister and I ordered over £300 of dies, stamps etc and they still havent arrived :( Hopefully it will arrive soon so that we can get crafting with our goodies, tfs Helen O xxx

Kazbomps said...

A lovely card Sue. I like how the sentiment is framed. Looking forward to the shows in February. I will start saving up now!! Karen x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love this beautiful card especially the felt flowers.
Carol x

sandra(misty) said...

Great card again love the felt flowers must try that

Anonymous said...

ooh lovely colour combo again...really effective

Millie x

Ellie Maggie said...

Today I've found your site for the first time through Creative Expressions blog and all that you make is truly outstanding! I've become a follower and am looking forward to seeing how you will inspire me in 2012 for my new blog!
Happy New Year
Ellie Maggie x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutly beautiful, could be my favourit for 2012 ! I love it.
Janet xxxx

Redanne said...

Sue, the felt flowers are stunning, love the colour but I think I like your idea of crimping the leaves best, what a great idea. This is my favourite for 2012... so far....! Can't wait for the February shows. Regards, Anne Rx

lesley c. said...

Hi Sue

Still trying to get this "blogging" thing right! Your card is stunning as usual, I adore the felt flowers, thats another die I must purchase! Thank you for all your inspiration. Happy 2012 x Lesley x

jemet said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely card, love the flowers, I had a flower phase last year but think it may continue well into 2012.

Jean

Craftychris said...

Absolutely Gorgeous. I have never made a felt flower but may have to try. xx

Oksana said...

It's beautiful as usual Sue!! Good start to the New Year!,

Lexie said...

This card is just perfect. I'd love to be able to do as much as you do to a card, Sue, but not end up looking like I've gone over the top. Just how do you do it?!

Kate's Cards said...

I just love all your flowers Sue, but the felt ones are fab. I agree with Lexie, how do you make such an elaborate card look not overoaded at all. Very clever. xx

Anonymous said...

stunning card Sue, love the colours, I mostly make these flowers with felt as well, just love the way they turn out. Linda Adams

gill said...

I love felt flowers as I said yesterday and now you have produced another beautiful card with them. I do have trouble cutting them but must try with my new calibur I had for Xmas

smittenstamper said...

beautiful card!....thanks sue for sharing!

Vie Carter said...

Yes one of my favorite cards too

Loved the colour and paper

Love Vie
x

PaulineC said...

The felt makes lovely flowers and I like the different texture which it adds. February seems a long way off at the moment but I am sure that it will actually come quite quickly.

allylovespaper said...

i love the felt flowers, must invest in that die, lovely card as usual sue
ally

pinky said...

Stunning work, gorgeous papers and wow to those flowers, I want to reach in and touch them.

melanie said...

Great card must try some felt flowers Melanie

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love those roses.

craftimamma said...

This is so elegant Sue. Love the colours and the background papers are beautiful. Love the idea of crimping the leaves.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Amanda said...

wonderful card, the flowers r fantastic, nice colour palate
amanda

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful card Sue, I also love making felt roses too they are always so pretty. I hope you are keeping well. Lee x

Becky Dunham said...

Another gorgeous card Sue! I have not crafted a single thing since Christmas! I love the flowers and those leaves are just amazing! Everything about this card speaks to me :) Hope your holidays were lovely!

Carol S. said...

I just love every detail of this card Sue. I hope you realise that you have now set your standard for 2012!!Lol! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Evik said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! This is my favourite one.

violetclouds said...

Love the way you have used the aperture frame, the l-shaped border is great and I would never have thought that swirly bling would look so good on patterned paper. Impressed that you are organised enough to keep some beautiful cards aside for this blog while busy on new secret projects

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I had a lovely new year thank you :D Hope it's a sample of what lies ahead :D
I love this card, it's really beautiful, very elegant. I do like the october afternoon backing paper, it's gorgeousand really sets the card off nicely.
Looking forward to your coming cards :D
Sue xx

sheila said...

This has to be my favourite card of the year so far, but I Know I shall change my mind when tomorrows card come up

Sue Parish said...

All The Best To You too, Sue. Oh Wow! this is a beautiful card - what a start to the year! I'm really looking forward to seeing the others in February and yes, you are a tease, Sue, I'm wishing January away now! But glad of the warning so I can keep tight hold on the purse strings in case there are things I really really absolutely have to have on the show! I've got the flower die and I've got some felt too, I bought it years ago when I saw a little teddy bear die I fancied, but like Maryann I found it didn't cut right through. That was on my Big Shot though & I've got the Grand Calibur now so must try again on that with the flowers. Sue x

Rufus said...

It's lovely! Yes, you are a terrible tease! Esp. when we know we're not gonna get to see it for ages.
R/

Uta said...

This card is so beautiful. I like the flowers on it.

Hugs, Uta

Linda said...

Another beautiful card, I especially like how you have textured the leaves. I dont have a paper crimper but I'll try to get the effect with an embossing folder.

gwen70 said...

this card is just stunning Sue

miislucky said...

Wow! Another really beautiful card Sue!!! Love the flowers and leaves and always love the rhinestones around the sentiment. Great card!!! Hugs, Mimi
http://miislucky.blogspot.com

CathyinMN said...

Sue, how could we not like it?! It's beautiful!

Brunemma said...

What a superb card. Have just bought this die today from Oysterstamps who have a sale on of Spellbinders. Just voted for you Sue in the Craft awards. I am always mesmerised by your cards.
Pam

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue, I have only been crafting for over a year, and you are 'The' influence in my card making. I follow you constantly on C&C and I have just bought a lot of new Spellbinders to try and create masterpieces like yours,lol.
Wishing you Well is a beautiful card, like all your others, stunning. Wish I had 1% of your talent. Looking forward to tomorrows card.
Wishing you well Sue, a new follower, happy2craft.blogspot.com

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the felt flowers

Victoria said...

I never know what to do with felt, so thank you for the inspiration. I really like the 'L' shaped border that frames the card.

Jane said...

what a difference a week makes, I have been away for the week there seen to be lots of followers and comments added.Love the card never liked felt in the past always thought it looked a little childish, but when I saw you make the flowers,you totally changed my mind they look beautiful.

KimberleyG said...

Love the flowers.

Malou said...

Hi Sue, just joined your blog. Love all your cards.You're such an inspiration to me.

Malou said...

This is a really beautiful card, the colour combination really works well. Love it...marilou

Maria said...

what a difference a week makes, I have been away for the week there seen to be lots of followers and comments added.Love the card never liked felt in the past always thought it looked a little childish, but when I saw you make the flowers,you totally changed my mind they look beautiful.