Sunday, 19 February 2012

Being Happy

.Hi everyone!  Another new card today for you.  Mint, melon and brown for today's card colour combo, mostly because I was itching to use some of the new silky crush ribbon in this colour!  This is very nice to work with and it has this great crushed texture to it.  I selected a piece of striped card for the background, distressed the edges with walnut stain and pulled colours from it for my rest of the card.  Although the card is rather masculine looking (and I bought it to use for guy cards), it looks rather nice when you girlie it up too.  I like that kind of versatility.  I cut the largest size from the Romantic Rectangle die templates but decided it needed a brown faux nestie mat behind it.  I mounted it at an angle (I like symmetry so I find this incredibly hard to do, but have tried doing it more lately so it feels better each time now!)  I folded the ribbon in half to create a top for the brown ruffled lace that I used.  I cut a damask border to peek from below the ruffled lace.  I tied a bow and topped it with one of the lovely lacy flowers and a button knotted with twine.  I stamped my sentiment on the largest size of Labels twenty five, inked the edge while still in the die with Spiced marmalade distress ink and mounted it straight atop the rectangle.  I added some pearlie swirlies to the side and some assorted buttons to the top corner to complete the card.  I hope you like the new dies and this has given you some inspiration.  All for now, Sue x

134 comments:

Bea said...

Hi Sue have to agree the colours you have used to turn this into a good card for a female friend. The new spellbinders are lovely - I think the romantic range are new as I haven't seen them before and do have quite a few lol!Thanks for your inspiration

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love, love the ribbon a must have for me.
A great card for a female I can feel a "Project of the Day" coming on, I really like this card.
Thanks for sharing and for all the inspiration.

Patricia

Heather said...

Morning Sue

I love all the new spellbinders dies (whats new)lol I love the colours you have used for this card and the ribbons are beautiful. Another fantastic card Sue thanks x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card, those new dies are a must have and the ribbons too! Love the verse on the stamp. Love Jean x

SusanLotus said...

Your cards are so beautiful!
Have a lovely sunday!
:)

Olga said...

It's truly great! I love your colors!

melanie said...

Stunning card love the colours cant wait for tuesday launch .Melanie

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Lovely card Sue, I like the colours very much. I am always out of my comfort zone when mounting layers at an angle but maybe if I do it more I will feel more comfortable with it!
Chris

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love the dies, ribbon, colour, card etc. in fact i just adore everything about it.
Sue

Kim said...

Good morning Sue
I have to agree with everyone else,what a lovely card. The colours are great, a nice change from pinks and pastels.
Hurry up Tueseday! That's all I can say. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Much love

Kim x

Ali W said...

Another beauty, just love the colours. The dies are wonderful, I don't know how I'm going to resist on Tuesday buying them, as I have quite a lot already and am relatively new to card making. Oh well thank goodness for credit cards!

Ali W said...

Another beauty, just love the colours. The dies are wonderful, I don't know how I'm going to resist on Tuesday buying them, as I have quite a lot already and am relatively new to card making. Oh well thank goodness for credit cards!

Kazbomps said...

I love the sentiment on this card. Counting down until Tuesday. I cant wait!! Karen x

Crafty mop said...

Lovely card sue the colours are great and love your bow making skills x

occasionali said...

Love the sentiment too. Roll on Tuesday. Have set the box to record all your shows.

mags said...

Hi Sue. Great card. Love the colour combo and that ribbon is gorgeous.
Mags
x

Anonymous said...

I've been clearing my recording box of saved stuff, ....not the Spellbinders recorded stuff of course! Countdown time to Tuesday, looks like the Banks are going to have a lot of business, the way things seem to be going we might as well invest in what we like to do. You have been warned!! All that you've shown already looks hard to say no to, Mabex

auscrafts said...

morning Sue ,oh my goodnees this card is gorgeous colours, dies, everything,love it , only 2 more dauys to wait

Vicki Sharkey said...

What an unusual colour combination Sue, Love the card and of course the new dies. Can't wait to see them on C&C.
Vicki :)

Clare said...

Lovely card, the colours look great together.

Clare x

jemet said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the colours and the ribbon, cann't wait for the new dies to arrive
Jean x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Stunning Card. Love the colour combo, the ribbon & the new dies. Looking forward to the shows on Tuesday, not long now. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, and I love the sentiment!x

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love that ribbon and that is going to be a must have as well as the new dies.
xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I will look forward to the new dies ..but in the mean time I enjoy your teasers and the Ribbons
Love Marg

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the stamped sentiment and the ribbons look good too. Looking forward to the new dies launch.
Lydia
XX

hazel said...

Morning Sue a another wonderful card, love the colours you have used they work very well together. The silk ribbon looks scrumptious, so looking forward to tuesday at 9pm. xx hazel

Hellma said...

Stunning card as always, love the new Dies, haven,t crafted much for the past 6 months due to health and promised myself i was buying no more until i got my mojo back but can,t wait for POTD these should certainly help.

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Vanessa said...

Love the colours you have chosen for this card.Also love the angle you have done. I'm like you and putting things on an angle is so out of my box. xx Vanessa

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous!!!! As a bit of a ribbon fan to say the least...I love this ribbon! Carole Z X

Sue Yorkshire said...

I love the colour combination on this card Sue and those dies are gorgeous

Sue xx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I love the colours on this card, I love the new ribbon, I love the new dies. I love love love this card
Ria

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the colour combination, the dies and I really like the way you have used a die actually around the ribbon, I have never seen that done before. Well only 2 sleeps to go til tuesday. Hope you having a good rest before next week. All the best Suzie B x

Lynnus said...

Loving the new dies, can't wait until Tuesday - bring it on! x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and the new dies.

Ayelet said...

Great card!
I love this ribbon, and the brown ruffled lace.
I also love the Romantic Rectangle die and the lovely lacy flower on the bow.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful colour combination and that ribbon looks great!

Happy Sunday!

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, Love the Romantic rectange die and the way it has been layered, it looks so pretty with the pearl swirls. Lovely colours. Anne x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love the colour combo, it works so well. Another beautiful card. Looking forward to Tuesday 9pm! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card, very girlie with the great ribbon, ( my favouite colour )
Counting down for your shows with the new spellbinders.
Janet

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours and buttons match perfect. Spellbinders coming up on TV the Damask is the next die to get for me. Shape is amazing. (I like labels 25 too.)
Keep up the good work.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Janet said...

Beautiful Sue, another winner.

Tammy Ortiz said...

Hi Sue,
You did it again, I love the blue and brown just simply stunning. Wow you are simply amazing.
hugs Tammy

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, love the colours, ribbon and sentiment, in fact I love everything about it.Must have those new dies, the credit card will take a bsshing,two more sleeps to go.Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, June x

SusanneJ said...

Hi Sue love the colours on this card cant wait to get the new spellbinders!!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the colours on this card and the new ribbon looks scrumptious. So many gorgeous new dies, how are we meant to choose? Box is already set for recording and I am eagerly waiting for Tuesday.
Frances

lainey said...

gorgeous Sue love that ribbon!!! colour combo works great!! lainey x

joy said...

Hi Sue
well i just love this card .
Every thing works well together.
can't wait til tuesday.
joyce.e

Redanne said...

Another gorgeous creation, love the colour combo and the ribbon is just beautiful. You are one amazing lady. Looking forward to C&C.

Sue J said...

This is nice and feminine without being over the top girlie girl if that makes any sense! I love it. :)

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely card. I like the colours and the offsetting. Nice dies, too.
Elaine J

Clai01 said...

Oh i just love the colours of this one! it's gorgeous !

Dawn Louise said...

This is superb. Gosh you've given me so much inspiration this past couple weeks it's gettin backlogged in the ole cogs, lol. X

sue said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card and the colours are stunning. Can't wait for Tuesday.
Sue M x

joan Hill said...

Agree with everyone, love the colours. This style of yours is my favourite. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us, Sue x

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue new dies and ribbon look great

Fiona said...

The dies look good!

Claveh said...

This is just lovely, Sue, and what a great sentiment!
Thanks.

Christine said...

Hi Sue wow love this stunning colour combo..gorgeous shapes great male creation even with the bow..lol cant wait for the new launch

smiles Christine x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue. I love the colour combo & the die shape. Lovely, thanks, Ann W

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and the colours are great-Love the ribbon!
Eileen x

May said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the sentiment and the colour combo is lovely, those spellbinders ooooo I want them (no-no) I need them, x Hugs May x x

Phil D said...

another wow card - love it

Lizzie said...

Another beauty just love the colours and the way it's all put together.My hubby has just come back (2hrs ago)from Singapore and I'm more excited about Tues show LOL!
Thanks
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Jenny, said...

Ooo nice :)

Pinky said...

Really like the colour combo - not one I would have thought of! Looking forward to Wednesday...have cancelled all my appointments so I can watch all day!!

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another winner, the card is beautiful. The Romantic new dies looks amazing and a definite must have. Can't wait for Tuesday. Well done.
Hugs
Jan

Star said...

Afternoon Sue,
Hmmmmmm looks like we are going to be buying more than dies on Tuesday!!! New sentiments and ribbon too. This card is lovely.

Elaine said...

Hi Sue ...what a beautiful sentiment and I love the colours.
As always a Fab card.
Hugs x
Elaine W

Sandy Palmer said...

Another breathtaking card from you! Wonderful job on it!

Lexie said...

Absolutely beautiful.
xx

lesley c. said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely combination of colours, they work so well together. I love the bling you add to your cards it adds that touch of elegance, acually I love everything about your cards! Thank you for sharing!

lilygee said...

Love the whole card - colours, dies, lace etc - but most of all love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing Sue. God bless and looking forward to next week.
love lilygee xxx

SusieB said...

Hi Sue. I love todays card. The colours work brilliantly together. I cant wait to see the dies on the C@C show. Think I might have to buy them!! I think we are all very lucky to see a post from you every day when you are a busy lady. Thanks for your continued inspiration Sue!
XX

Linda said...

Hi Sue

I love todays card and the new dies are great. I've always thought that spiced marmalade was a bit bold, but with the mint and brown it looks great. I'll definitely try them together!

Maggie said...

Another unusual colour combo but it works Sue and I will be trying this combo very soon, new dies look fab!

Maggie H

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
I'm late today. Had family staying for the weekend. Fabulous doesn't seem enough to describe this creation of yours. Love everything about it. The mint, peach and brown go together really well, and as for the dies well they are superb. I need to win the lottery to buy everything you show us. LOL
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

Maryann said...

Another really great card Sue, and I just love the color. And the die used to the frame is absolutely awesome and very high on my wishlist, that´s for sure.
Have a great sunday and lots of fun.

CraftyJo said...

Great colour choice Sue, love the whole card. Unlike you, I have trouble with symmetry - I much prefer to put things at an angle :) Wouldn't do for us all to be the same.

Yvonne said...

Very pretty. Love the romantic rectangles subtle but just enough to give it something. I so hope I can see the shows over in CA the app drops in and out. I bet your soooooo busy prepping fr the show. Hope the nerves have been dispelled by all your followers. Good luck tues.

Hanneke said...

This card is amazing! I love the color combo and sentiment and the ribbon and pearl swirls are gorgeous! I have a birthday candy on my blog btw. You give things away every week, maybe you'd like the chance to win something yourself? Hugs, Hanneke

Rita said...

What a Stunning card Sue. The colours look amazing. Looking forward to Tuesdays shows. Just making my return to crafting after breaking 3 bones in my wrist. Hugs Rita xxxx

susan hanson said...

beautiful, such an inspiration,

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Today's post is another lovely card, the colours are lovely, and the ribbon is great, all in all another masterpiece. I like jaunty angles, lol. The new dies that are slowly being seen are a must have for me, the credit card is sat by the computer, ready for Tuesday evening, I do need them, I do need them, I keep telling myself, hee hee.
Best Wishes to you Sue.
Happy2craft

Jane said...

Beautiful card sue love the colours and the layout

Jane xx

Toni said...

Gorgeous colours and embellishments as always. Thank you once again for all your inspiration. I took delivery of your DVD this week and it was absolutely brilliant. I'll be watching it over again, many times I'm thinking.
Toni xx

sheila said...

I do like stripes, You can layer them up with so many other paterns (learned that from you). I like the colours here and that ribbon is such a highlight on it's own.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Love the colour combination especially. I'm still smiling after Lizzie's comment - that's just the kind of thing I would be guilty of too. Can't wait for Tuesday, have new pack of discs ready to record as well as watch and will be unplugging the 'phone at 9pm! Sue x

PaulineC said...

I am really looking forward to seeing these dies on TV. Another lovely card Sue. I particularly like the flower.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely card. I know you used the Romantic rectangle two days ago but it was perhaps a bit lost or perhaps it was the colour however it really sits out today ....so that's another one to go on the list!!

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday

love from Jackie D

Shelley said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. x

ang said...

thanks for your daily posts the new dies look gorgeous finding it hard to contain my wish list angxxx

famfa said...

Gorgeous card. Very vintage looking. X

Victoria said...

I love the new romantic dies. Also love the die cut flower on the ribbon - very effective.

rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, The colour combination is beautiful and the flower is so delicate, they all go together well.

Love Rosemariexx

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, loving the colour combo and that ribbon is simply to die for. This is a very elegant and girlie card. But i love it.
Looking forwardto Tuesday.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

jan said...

hi Sue, a lovely card, I love those colours together and the dies are great.
love jan x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely sentiment. The colours are really lovely.

jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue! Great Card, Great Colours, what more can I say. Love the dies and Ribbon.
V.C.

Sparrow said...

Sue are you going to have your name on the sets you designed like Samantha Walker does?

CraftyCj said...

This is yet another beautiful card... love the swirl flower on the ribbon.. love those romantic rectangles... heck well I really love those dies on this card x

Barbara said...

Love the sentiment, you must have hundreds of them. The spellbinders are fabulous but so many, will never have them all unless I win the lottery. Beautiful card as always!

Julia Watts said...

Stunning card. Love the colour combo and the new dies. Love, Julia xxx

CraftyLoops said...

Sue this card is so beautiful and elegant. Lee xx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card. I love your use of colour. Your craft room must be abolutely huge to accomodate everything (I have to use the dining table and it's remembering where I stashed everything away).Must have these new dies they look great. Can't wait for the show tuesday.I wish you good luck but know you don't need it - your work speaks for itself. x

Pearl said...

Lovely card with a great sentiment!
Love Pearl x

jordiegirl said...

Your cards are all amazing Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card , love the colours and the dies, can't wait to see more. Yvonne xx

Craftychris said...

What a scrummy card! xx

Vie Carter said...

Another winner Sue

Vi
x

bhavana said...

Just catching up on my emails, saw the new card that you did today. How wonder it is, love the color combinations! Cant wait to see your creation tomorrow!

Sandra Riley.. said...

Hi Sue,
The new Spellbinders look fabulous, can't wait for Tuesday night!
All those fab new samples to look forward to!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
I'm sorry but I am not doing the Happy Dance. I know you may think it strange because normally I tend to sing or I'm sprouting film narrative, not today, not for this card.
I first looked at it, went way and had to come back to it. Now I am sorry to say I can only say this, Melonicious - delicious!! and the only reason I am not doing the Happy Dance is 'cos I am too busy licking my lips. It's delicious, delectable and scrumptious. The inking around that gorgeous melon coloured card sets it off so well and really draws you eye to the beautiful sentiment. A tasty winner for me!!
If I may Sue, to end, I would like to wish Hellma a speedy recovery and hope she finds her Mojo soon. I was there recently myself and I know how hard it can be. Be well soon.
Sue, I hope everything is going well in the run up to the POTD show.
Have a good week all. Linda x

Kathy said...

Love this card, for me the colours are perfect. Will be watching Tuesday for some more of your wonderful inspiration. Kathy

Ann said...

Hi Sue what a great card the colours are brilliant. Thanks

Jayne59 said...

Hi

Just love these colour combinations. I think I have by now most of the spellbinders dies (and I am not joking either)I love your cards and also your love of the card making world. Thank you xx

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

I love the colour combination and the card is another winner. I love all the cards you make using the spell binders and cannot wait to see the one's you have designed.Still the anticipation is good for us isn't it? lol.

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

I love the colour combination and the card is another winner. I love all the cards you make using the spell binders and cannot wait to see the one's you have designed.Still the anticipation is good for us isn't it? lol.

gwendraeth said...

so very pretty, lovely colours
Gwenda

CathyinMN said...

Love the color combo. You did a great job of making a feminine card out of such masculine background paper!

lorraine (classylady) said...

Stunning card Sue, too nice to send to a man they would not appreciate it.

counting the hours now, relax and enjoy....

lorraine
xxx

pamela said...

WOW, I love everything about this card and the dies are a definite must have.

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card; have to agree with colours being ideal to girlie up.personally,i love the mint/brown combo. thanks for all you do for us.xx

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card; have to agree with colours being ideal to girlie up.personally,i love the mint/brown combo. thanks for all you do for us.xx

Helen O said...

Very lovely Sue, love the bright colours and the layout, thank you Helen O xxx

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Gorgeous! Love the color combo and the romantic rectangles! Great dimension and elegance!

Knerten said...

Awesome card, I love the mint colour; not too often we see that one in a card, but this is beautiful !

Eemeli said...

Great card! I love using buttons (and I love seeing them on cards made by others) and I also have a huge box full of them (got most from my dear grandma) BUT still I usually forget to use them :D
The colors on your card are very beautiful and that ribbon is awesome!
-Eemeli-

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue, This is going onto my favourite list, aboslutely gorgeous!, Vee . xx

Sue H said...

I love the card Sue, the colours are yummy and that new die shape is a must :D
Sue H. xx

nattyboots said...

Delightful card , beautiful colours ,i really like it . Elaine H x

julie said...

Hi Sue, i am really enjoying your demonstrations cant wait for my dies to arrive really love the colours in this card and the ribbon used on this card is lush x

miislucky said...

Oh Sue, I just love these colors together. This is just a beautiful card. I have to make something in these colors now. Thanks for the idea. Mimi