Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Lacy Layered Flowers

Good morning all!   Today is the day or rather tonight is the day that I launch my Lattice Motifs and Accents along with the other new release Spellbinder dies!  9pm on Ideal World kicks off a 2 hour launch and then I am back at midnight to 1am for those of you night owls!  I do hope that you will be able to tune in and see all the fun new stuff I have in store for you.  Finally, no more having to keep it secret!   What do you think of the new Layered Flower die templates from Spellbinders?  I absolutely love these, they are so lacy and pretty.  You know me, I love all the frilly girly stuff and these really fit the bill for me.  I decided on a black, cream and red colour combo for this card.  I decided that all the lacy flower parts needed to be cut in cream, but I alternated the backing piece from black to red to form a sort of wreath with the flowers.  I used both black and cream pearls for the centre of the flowers too.  The background is another of the new Embossibility folders (just wait, they're really fun!)  I used a tad of antique linen over it to distress it and bring out the pattern a bit more.  I cut a border from the Damask Accents set and matted it on to red card to help show it off and I ruched the black American seam binding up the card along the edge of the border, adding a messy bow, a wooden button, Bakers twine and a couple of pearl decorative stick pins.  I stamped my sentiment on one of the smaller dies in the new Labels 25 set and I used the actual metal die as a stencil to create my black faux nestie behind it.  I just always feel like a nestie standing alone needs a mat to help it stand out.  A tiny little bit of black swirly pearlie coming from behind the sentiment into the corner was added as an accent.  Finally I finished the card with Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue dots as a frame (remember, don't forget your edges, they are always so neglected!)

158 comments:

Naomi said...

Very cute card.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the flowers and the ribbon.

Hellma said...

Love your card Sue, but to be honest i am not getting the same buzz about these flowers as i am the damask or morrocan mots and accents, i am sure the more you demo them the more they will grow.

auscrafts said...

another lovely card ,love the colours

Jan said...

Just to have a bit of the flair you have when making a card would do me , lovely card Sue.x

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the colour combo and of course, the dies.
Mags
x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love everything about this one.
Good Luck for tonight really looking forward to the shows. Doubt if I will make the 1am show, I am sure I will have spent most of my money be then anyway..............

Patricia

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a great card. I am really looking forward to seeing all the new stuff tonight. Good luck.
Sue

Liz said...

Morning Sue, love the card and look forward to your show this evening.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, I'm sure you will have a BUMPER Show again tonight. You must be the bosses(at Spellbinders) pet you always make cardmaking so interesting and effortless. A bit like a swan swimming... so elegant but all the work is going on there. Mabe

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue. Loving the embossing folder used at the back very nice indeed. Will be watching you tonight, cant wait for 9pm to see all the gorgeous goodies you will be bringing us. xx hazel

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
Wow, can't wait to get my hands on these dies, just love the flowers! Looking forward to the show tonight, I wonder how many sell-outs there will be? love Jean x

Heather said...

Yippee tonights the night ;-) I will be glued to the TV (even for the 1am show) Spellbinders have some fabulous dies coming out this year and I need them all lol. Todays card is so nice the colours look so pretty together. I love the flowers and the way you have alternated the colours on the back of each flower. That labels 25 is such a nice shape. I hope C&C have enough lattice dies in stock and is ready for the rush of orders. See you tonight Sue x

Vicki Sharkey said...

What a lovely card Sue, just love those dies. Will be watching you later and good luck for your launch. You have at least one customer.
Vicki :)

bhavana said...

Another Stunning card! Looking forward to tonight! Have fun! Get plenty of demo's in.... just looking forward to the seeing the new dies! Thanks!

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Sue, I am a sucker for flower dies too and these are no exception..I will be there tonight watching you...can't wait to order some of these dies! Carole Z X

Christine said...

Lovely Sue, looking forward to the shows - I shall be tuning in :) xx

Lesley said...

cannot wait to see you doe design!xx

Lynnus said...

I am getting scared already, I know I will want everything! The flowers are lovely and I made a card at the weekend and finished the border with the cosmic shimmer. This is the first time I have done it and was so please with the results so already using some of your tips. Can't wait for tonight - see you then! x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I can't wait to see the new Spellbinders... I like the Moroccan and Persian at the moment
Good Luck Sue
Love Marg

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a fabbbbbbbbb card. Love the flower dies. I'm getting very excited as the day wears on. Will be busy this morning holding a pancake coffee morning in aid of the Kent Air Ambulance. Can relax this afternoon, in readiness for your program tonight.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

Clare said...

Great card, love the flower dies. Looking forward to watching your shows tonight.

Clare x

joy said...

Morning Sue
love the card flowers are great.
Can't wait for tonight.
joyce.e

ang said...

lovely card sue, looking forward to the show angxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Very exciting, and this certainly is a gorgeous card!!!

Crafty mop said...

I love this card sue...the colours are fab and the bow is great x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
can see i am going to need a bank loan for the show lol. There is a lot I NEED. lol. Be glued to the tv. Cant wait.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

jan said...

hi Sue, lovely card, love the flowers, will be tuned in to-night for the show.
love jan x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

cant wait for the launch of the new dies tonight Got the recorder set cos I dont wanna miss a thing

Sue xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

cant wait for the launch of the new dies tonight Got the recorder set cos I dont wanna miss a thing

Sue xxx

Maggie said...

Hi Sue you really know how to tease rofl, liking the look of the embossing folder in background...a lot.... flower dies are pretty but for me I would need to layer them up, liking your colour combo and card.

Maggie :)
Oooops....good luck with show you won't need it though your Lattice Motifs will fly... :))

Linda said...

Hi Sue, its like waiting for christmas! another brilliant designed card. Whats in store for us i wonder! Linda x

Kathy said...

Love this card, especially the flowers. Looks like it's going to be tough on the old plastic tonight. Good luck! (though you won't need it). Kathy

Desiree said...

Just 11 hours to go! C&C have got item names up on their site but no pics yet...adding to the torture! Pick of the Day is showing at nearly £400 at normal price for a big package. Sure hope the dies I want are in the same smaller package but now have to add these flowers to my wish list along with the Damask, Moroccan, Persian and, of course, the Lattice. Will have to be a great POTD price or will be waiting a bit longer to get them all - how will I decide!!! Hope they don't sell out before the end of tomorrow so we can see more of your great demos Sue. Have fun.

melanie said...

Stunning card will be taping the shows . as wont be awake at midnight I think there will be lots of sell outs .Melanie

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The new flower dies look lovely. Looking forward to 9pm

Bea said...

hi Sue
thanks for showcasing what can be done with the new dies -nlooking forward to seeing more on the show

Knerten said...

This is a nice idea, Sue, beautiful card !

l said...

Morning Sue

Love the card and I'm looking forward to seeing the new products.
Good luck with the launch.

Lydia
XX

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous work again Sue. I sure hope, I can stay awake, so I can see that show, but knowing I have 4 grandkids here on vacation this week, who´ll get up at 7AM, I´m not sure, I can make it this time. I had hoped, your show would come a bit earlier,as I really want to see these dies right away LOL. Good luck with the showshun.

Barbara said...

Fab card, but I'm not too sure about the flowers (yet, sure they will grow on me)Love that border though....need it!.....Can't wait for 9pm.!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great Card. Looking forward till 9 o'clock. It will be fabulous. With Love & Light Theresa. H

lilygee said...

Good morning Sue and all - so looking forward to seeing all the new releases and demos from you Sue. That lattice collection of yours has been kept a guarded secret, they are nowhere to be seen on the internet, unlike the other releases, so really something new to look forward to.
There are so many new releases and I'm wondering how many of them we are going to see. Thanks for sharing the card with us Sue - it is very pretty, nice colours too.
lots of love lilygeexxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, another stunner, love the layered flowers. Looking forward to the show tonight. Good luck and I am sure it will go well. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Really looking forward to tonight's show. I will be there the other side of the screen (with thousands of your other fans) so you won't be on your own. It was great to meet you on Sunday and chat face to face. See you tonight!
Teresa, X

Ann said...

Hi Sue great card as usual - pure inspiration ! Good luck for tonight I will be watching all the shows (that you are on - of course) then spending begins !! Thanks

Craftychris said...

Lovely card, the flowers are fab - am so looking forward to the shows xx

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card love the colours

Rita said...

Brilliant card Sue. I love those medalions,they are so effective. Will be watching the show. Hugs Rita xxx

Lizzie said...

Another beautiful card love the colour combo and style. I'm (like everyone else) looking forward to tonight got all the programs set up to record good luck but you wont need it. and have a fad time
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. Love the embossing folder.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although I like the general look of this card I'm not sure about these flowers yet but they might grow on me (no pun intended). So glad Tuesday is here at last as I am really looking forward to the shows and seeing all your new dies. Just enjoy yourself tonight.
Frances

sue said...

Lovely card as always, looking forward to tonight.
Sue M
x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Love the new dies-looking forward to tonight's shows!
Eileen x

AnneRD said...

Love the card Sue. Can imagine the flower dies in different paper combinations. Looking forward to the shows, hope they give you LOTS of time to demo to satisfy your army of fans! Anne

Sandra Riley.. said...

Well the day is finally here!!
love the card, can't wait for tonight, i will be watching ALL of your demos!
Can't wait for a proper lppk at your creations Sue!
Huge crafty Hugs,
Sandra xx

Ruthie said...

Can't wait for tonight I have a huge shopping list resdy. Please save some things for me cos I will be working but I can watch all day tomorrow. I love this card and have added the dies to my list. The black seam binding I can't wait to see what you do with it.
Get some sleep, and good luck.

Anonymous said...

HI Sue, I am not so keen on the flowers, I love the other elements in the card though and can see that you have put a lot of effort into the card, maybe they will look different in different colour combinations. Wow you are going to have a late night but I will be there glued to the telly. I do hope that you do not take my comments to heart, but you did say that you wanted honest opinions. All the best Suzie B

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is just so darling ! I love the die cuts.
I have My First free candy on my blog if you want to enter the drawing.
 
Hugs Tammy Ortiz
Blog: http://tammyscrapincorner.blogspot.com/

Cumbrianlass said...

A great card Sue,
good luck tonight and we will all be watching I am sure.
Janet

lindyloo12 said...

Love the new lacy flowers and the colour combination of this card. Good luck for tonight although we know you won't need it, my recorder will be set to catch all your tips.

lindyloo12 said...

Love the new lacy flowers and the colour combination of this card. Good luck for tonight although we know you won't need it, my recorder will be set to catch all your tips.

CraftyCj said...

Simply beautiful x

May said...

Beautiful card Sue, looking foward to the show will be there with pen at the ready, Hugs May x x x

CraftyJo said...

"I must not neglect my edges.....I must not neglect my edges.....I must not neglect my edges....." OK, got it :)

Love this colour combination.

Janet said...

Just gorgeous. Another definite for my Sue file - which is getting bigger and bigger.

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, flowers are great, can't wait for 9pm tonight

Chloe's Nan said...

Good luck for tonight Sue, have fun as always, am liking the card too x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another great card, I am going to watch the show tonight, can't wait. Yvonne xx

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to the shows Sue and seeing everything!

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Another stunning card, love the flowers and the ribbon. Only nine hours to go, it's like waiting for Christmaa, enjoy tonight, can't wait to watch your demos and to buy your lattice dies.
Hugs,June x

craftycath said...

Fantastic as usual - got my ce card & pancakes ready for midnight feast - good luck - as if you need it!! X

craftycath said...

Fantastic as usual - got my ce card & pancakes ready for midnight feast - good luck - as if you need it!! X

craftycath said...

Fantastic as usual - got my ce card & pancakes ready for midnight feast - good luck - as if you need it!! X

Jen said...

Will be glued to the ideal world website tonight, can't wait to see what goodies are available.

Jenny, said...

Wow liking these

Helen O said...

Loving it Sue, love the new dies and the card layout and colours, cant wait for your show tonight, as always thank you Helen O xxx

Sue J said...

I will not buy, I will not buy, I will not buy. Oh I give in, I'm definitely going to buy these, they are gorgeous and have so many uses. :)

baconbits said...

A super card, these will be winging there way to me tonight.
Have a great show, will be tuning in.
Hugs
Amanda x

Eemeli said...

What a beautiful card! Love those flowers and...well, twine is my fav thing to add so that sure is a killer!
-Eemeli-

philomena.( mena ) said...

Well sue il be one of those night owls watching the launch tonight.Trouble is il be sad because my budget as gone for a while,my daughter is getting married in august,in florida,so il just be teased and have to wait.The card is fab the new dies are beautiful,i often think you have already thoughtof every die then you come up trumps with new ones and new ideas.Thanks again for your amazing talent.xx

Toni said...

Oh dear, I feel a definite purchase coming on. Could be an expensive night. Hope it all goes well for you.
Toni xx

Sandie said...

What a lovely card Sue, Can't wait to see the new stuff tonight!

lorraine (classylady) said...

stunning card sue, counting the hours. Been passing the time watching Tim Holtz and other US crafters on craft day on QVC, not spending though, need my pennies for your things.......ohhh

good luck for tonight, you will not need it

lorraine

Fiona said...

The flower dies are lovely. Good luck with the shows.

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

Gorgeous! Love the flowers and all those pearls!

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, what a great impact this card has with the colors you chose, and all those fabulous details! Wonderful flower dies too!

CathyinMN said...

Another fun card! I really like the new flower dies.

SusieB said...

beautiful, beautiful - I really love it. The colour combo works brilliantly Sue

CraftyLoops said...

This card is beautiful Sue. I am sure you are excited for tonight. Have fun. I cant wait to see all the new dies. Lee x

Claveh said...

This is lovely, thanks Sue.

Rosemarie said...

I love these lacey flowers so much potential, looking forward to this evening.

Love Rosemariexx

lainey said...

flowers look fab and loving that background!! lainey x

Cazann49 said...

love the new dies and the way you've used them Sue!...Can't wait for tonight...:)..xxx

SusanneJ said...

I love those!!! cant wait for tonight sue xx

Dawn Louise said...

It's a great card and yet more ways to use ya dies thanks sue

Redanne said...

I love the colours you have used and that background embossing folder looks very interesting....looking forward to seeing you tonight.

Vee Cassidy said...

Really lovely, Sue. I am looking forward to tonight's show, Vee xx

Eileen C said...

I like the colour combination and LOVE the flowers and know just how I would use them - oh no, another thing I really really NEED!!! Looking forward to seeing you on the show.
Eileen (Edinburgh)

Vie Carter said...

Love the new look

Good luck tonight Sue - I know you must be on edge but there is no need

I shall be watching every minute

Vie
x

Jane said...

How lovely what a beautiful card, lovely colours.

Jane xx

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Beautiful cards, as usual. Although the flowers are pretty, they look kind of flat compared to your usual ones. Maybe I will see something else in them, and not make the comparison to your flower embellishments.

Enjoy your show tonight.

Elaine J

Lorraine H said...

Another very pretty card Sue. Really looking forward to the shows tonight and tomorrow. Good luck, hope it all sells well! Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Aue, can't wsit until 9pm - all the best
LOL JanNxx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
This is a pretty card today and unusual for you with no layered flowers or fabric ones in sight. I love the flowers but I would prefer them layered, as Maggie said also.
Such a pretty colour combo and a striking contrast with the black seam binding and matting.
You probably won't be reading this till after your launch (very busy prepping I would have thought), so I hope everything went really well. I am going to be glued tonight as I have to miss the daytime shows ( :¬( so sad!!)
Take care and enjoy every minute throughout the shows. I hope you get loads of emails to compliment you because from what I can see, your first ever die designs are, as Mary Poppins would say, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!! lol...
Big hugs Linda

Shelley said...

Lovely card x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card can't wait till tonight will even try to stay up till one if my eyes will stay open.

jacqui x

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous! Good Luck tonight. Will be watching. Love, Julia xxxx

Kazbomps said...

Not sure about the flower dies yet. Cant wait for the shows and am looking forward to all your demos and ideas. Karen x

Lexie said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Really looking forward to the launch tonight. Good luck with it.
xx

gwendraeth said...

lovely card, good luck for the show, recorder all set and ready to go
Gwenda

PaulineC said...

The dies make great flowers. I cannot watch the launch tonight so will look forward to seeing them tomorrow.

Debo said...

Have just signed up as a follower (by email)

Good luck with your shows and your designs! How exciting! My friend and I will be watching you and crafting along tomorrow! Can't wait!!

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, the little flowers are so cute, the three colours are great, love it.
Have a good day tomorrow, will be watching avidily.
Happy2craft

Lorraine said...

oh wow sue this is fab and so different what a great card xx

Hanneke said...

Wow, those flowerdies are gorgeous! Wish I could make a card like this, lol! I love the rich and warm colors you used and I bet anyone would love to receive a gorgeous card like this! Hugs, Hanneke

Sheen said...

Another unique creation from you, Sue. I am looking forward to seeing how to use the new dies you will be bringing us tonight. Inspiration will definitely be there in your creative hands.
Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Sue. Really can't wait for the shows tonight!
Chris

sandy's crafty bits said...

super card ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

sheila said...

So much involved in this card, the more you look at it the more you see. Looking forward to 9p.m. off to make tea and settle down. Best wishes, I think you are onto a sell-out winner

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Watching you on Ideal World at the mo, love you die design, wow the border is fantastic, the whole set is gorgeous. Lovely card by the way, I wasn't sure I like those flowers until I saw how you used them :D
Sue H. xx

themessycraftroom said...

Gorgeous flowers gorgeous card. Good Luck hugs x ChrisB

Lynn said...

nice card sue, just watched the launch and well what a launch!!! your lattice spellbinders are truly lovely...i shall be buying these bit by bit to add to my increasing collection :) xx

Elaine said...

I realy like these and I loved the way you used them as accents on your ribbons in the C+C show tonight.
Sue your lattice dies are just FABULOUS !
I got them and cannot wait for them to arrive. I would have loved the complete "Pick of the Day" but couldn't stretch to that price but had to have your dies.
WELL DONE.
Hugs x Elaine

yorkie said...

Hi sue another great card and I love your new dies I have ordered them and can't wait to get them home to have a play with them

Theresa

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Sue and what a fantastic show. Well done - been glued to it all evening and the 2 hours have flown. Spent far too much (and much more than I'd intended too) but you can't take it with you can you! Suppose I'll be working a bit longer then and definately can't afford to kit the craft room out yet.

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Sue and what a fantastic show. Well done - been glued to it all evening and the 2 hours have flown. Spent far too much (and much more than I'd intended too) but you can't take it with you can you! Suppose I'll be working a bit longer then and definately can't afford to kit the craft room out yet.

Bev said...

Beautiful card Sue - love the colours. Enjoyed the show on Ideal World. Am off work at the moment so will be tuning in tomorrow. x

Su said...

Something a bit different... but just as lovely as ever! Loving all the new dies - ooh how a lottery win would come in handy - lol!

Soop x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Great card - and although they're not you usual style I do quite like the flowers. Have loved the shows today (no, that should read yesterday now!) and am looking forward to today's. Hope you'll manage to get a few hours sleep in between. Sue x

Pauline99 said...

Love this card can't wait to have a go at making it think I might mix up the colour a bit and go with teal theme loving that colour right now, makes a change to my usual purple,lol
Love the shows ,off to bed now a lot poorer managed to juggle about some money and treat myself to the big pick of the day can't wait for it to come. Only downside I just got done with laminating my spellbinder packs and adding magnetic pieces to the insides took ages to do but so neat and tidy now I have a lot more to do.lol
Can't wait for tomorrows show. Hope you get through the hours ok a bit rest on Thursday I think you will deserve it.

leswood said...

Hi Sue,
I love all the cards you make.
They are all truly wonderful xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I just love these new dies and the colours you have chosen work so well together

love from Jackie D

Robin said...

Saw this card on the show and so had to come across and leave a comment. Well done Sue, this card is brilliant and one of the reasons I bought the set.

Anonymous said...

Great Card once again, I think these layered flowers will be another 'must have' item. I think they will be useful for scrapbooking also as they are not too dimentional.

Enjoy shows, looking forward to the rest.

Anonymous said...

Loved your show last night & the buzz that came thru'. Will need inspiration as to how to use smaller buckles Long may your creativity continue!

Lynn B said...

Wow! Another beautiful card. I wish I had your imagination and flair.

Lynn B said...

Wow! Another beautiful card. I wish I had your imagination and flair Sue. You are so clever.

Lynn B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card. I wish I had your imagination and flair. You are so clever.

Louise said...

You always create such beautiful work Sue and I've really enjoyed watching the shows today whilst resting my sprained ankle. Many congratulations on the release of your Spellbinder lattice designs and please keep up the good work! x

pipsqueek13 said...

Brilliant card, you are inspirational

pipsqueek13 said...

Brilliant card - you are inspirational

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Just want to say that your shows today have been fantastic. I bought your lattice dies and the m bossibility folders set. Cant wait to see your next designs
Sue xxx

Barbara said...

Love all your show samples they are gorgeous. Your new Lattice dies are beautiful, well done you!!!

CathyinMN said...

Great card. I get so many great ideas from you as I would have never thought to separate a sentiment into two halves like you did.

nikkib said...

I love this set Sue, this, the Damask set and the Lattice sets are my faves.....

louise said...

Finally i found your blog.
I love love love your cards sue and watching yr demos on create & craft gives me so much inspiration I cud totally sit and watch u demo all day and today I got my wish on C&C great stuff sue and many more to come I hope. xx

Ayelet said...

Hoo, I love these flowers. What a lovely card!

Victoria said...

The flowers and the ribbon are great. Another fantastic card Sue.

nattyboots said...

Yet another pretty card Sue. Elaine H . x

yorkshiresue said...

Wow I adore this card. It's so stunning
Sue
XXX

SusanLotus said...

Fantastic design! Very beautiful card!

Dawn said...

I really like this card, the flower dies are simple but pretty, can't wait to get my hands on them, thanks for the inspiration x

craftysals creative corner said...

love the way you created your card and those flowers would look stunning layered up

miislucky said...

The colors work for me. I like how it turned out. Mimi

Clare M said...

Superb. I made this card and it looks sensational. Thanks xxxx

Anonymous said...

HI Sue,
What a great card you are so clever,going to try this one tomorrow.
jan p

Polly said...

Hi Sue,
I am really into Nestabilies. I bought the Grand Caliber which is great.
I was watching one of your C&C shows and you were using waxed paper which makes it so easy to extricate card from the more intricate dies. I thought I would give it a go, and it works a treat. Very good tip, and cheaper than the release foam.
Very many thanks for your demos on C&C, I record them all.