Saturday, 4 February 2012

Lacy Thank You

.Hi guys!  It's back to frilly and lacy for today's post.  This card used a combination of quite a few of my favourite die templates from Spellbinders.  For the border, I used lace doily border dies on either side of a strip of card embossed with the lattice embossing folder.  I added a messy bow made from lilac vintage ribbon, a couple of crystal decorative stick pins and a fancy crystal button from my craft stash.  For the focal element, I cut two of the lace doily accent pieces and mounted them to the left and right of the card.  I stacked a teardrop circle cut from aubergine coloured cardstock and then a Holly motif cut from white card.  I stamped my sentiment (from Creative Expressions) on lilac card and cut it out with a small teardrop circle.  I used dusty concord distress ink while the die was still in the template to create a soft frame for the sentiment.  I used the pearl PVA glue to add some accents to the edge of the sentiment piece to complete the card.  A fun card that would work with any colour combo and for any occasion with a switch of the sentiment.  All for now, Sue x 

136 comments:

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

Gorgeous! I love those elegant die cuts! They are layered so beautifully! The color is beautiful as well!

Moni said...

Woow! It's so beautiful!!! I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Greetings
Moni

melanie said...

this is a very stunning card the only thing I haven`t got is the embossing folder so I may try this card when I`m better ,just getting over a minor op, Melanie

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhhh this is so pretty and girlie Sue, I think this card is so pretty. Lee x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card this morning. love the colours , love the dies, love everything about it. It looks really stunning. I would just love to receive a lovely card like that, but no one I know makes cards. So I will never receive one. Unless I get picked out, when your on c and c.
Lots of love. Jenny L

mags said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the colour combo and what you have done with the spellbinders. Super.
Mags
x

Missmizog said...

So pretty. Love the way you have layered. Another elegant card.
Sue

Linda said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card, ideal for Mothers Day, love the colour, Linda x

CraftyCj said...

Just beautiful x

Герцогиня said...

Gorgeous! I love those elegant die cuts! It's so beautiful!!

Patricia said...

WOW! Love it,

Patricia

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
yes the layers are great. Never even notice the holly if u didn't know about it.
I think the wide boarder finished off with ribbon is great, and bow finished off to perfection.
Yep spellbinders all fit together. Well done Sue
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Carole Z said...

Love the layering of the die cuts and the gorgeous colours...beautiful, Sue! Carole Z xx

occasionali said...

Just love the way you put the spellbinders together. Ordered my vintage ribbon yesterday so look out folks there will be bows on my cards also from now on!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card. Well done. Terrie

Ali W said...

Once again another fabulous card, I don't know how you do it! Love the dies and the colour. Just can't wait to get started, once my hand is on the mend, I'm trying to craft with my left hand, but not too well as I'm right handed. Will get there eventually!

Sandra F said...

Wow. It's stunning Sue. I've got these dies so will give it a go.

Carolyn said...
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Carolyn said...

Beautiful Sue.Love the colours and dies you have used x

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another hit, anybody that received a card like this would be delighted,
I love it all.
Lydia
XX

Hanneke said...

Ooh! SO pretty. I love the colors and dies. Anyone would be happy to receive a card like this. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Hanneke

nattyboots said...

This card has class!!!, i really have to save up for these dies .Elaine H x

Hellma said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. Super wonderful card Sue the color is stunning.

Julia Watts said...

Just love purple. Lovely choice of dies. Julia xxx

Heather said...

Morning Sue this is definately a 'Sue' card lol. the colours and the dies you have used are so pretty. Again, I would never have put these dies together but WOW do they work.
Heather x

jemet said...

Hi Sue
WOW just love it, stunning, so delicate and feminine.

Jean

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. That aubergine colour really does make the top layers 'ping'. Lovely.
Anne x

ang said...

delicious looks like real lace angxx

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, pure and simple. I just love this, and as you said, it can be done with any colorcombinations and for any occasion, which I really like.
Have a wonderful week-end and lots of fun.

Clare said...

Beautiful card.

Clare x

Jan said...

Love this Sue, have a good weekend xx Jan

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Love the combination of dies and also the colours of this card.
Chris

Anonymous said...

Beautiful
Hugs
Alison Glover

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant card, just love it.

Sandie said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card.The messy bow and pins finish it perfectly. Keep up the good work!

Lynnus said...

Lovely card, problem is my messy bows just look messy! Need more practice - hint to the other half! x

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue, i so love these lace doily dies you can achieve so much with them. Keep your fab cards coming. im addicted to your blog lol. xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love this card & the lacy dies. It always amazes me how much difference embossing them makes even though the amount of embossing detail is so small. But then that's what makes Spellbinders that extra bit special over other dies & electronic cutters. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Uta said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. The colours are so lovely. Great!

Hugs, Uta

Helen O said...

How lovely Sue, this is really my cup of tea!!, love the colours, the die cuts and the layout, thank you Helen O xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant.

Star said...

Hi Sue,
this one is a stunner. I am going through a purple faze at the moment. Don't have the tear drop circles so going to try this with the picot edge ones. Thanks for the inspiration

Maggie said...

Super card Sue, this may be my favourite so far....Love it!!

Maggie

fluffycat said...

Pretty! Love it.
Frances

Victoria said...

This is soooo beautiful! My sort of colours, my sort of intricate lacework, beautiful layers. WOW!

Janet said...

That's lovely Sue , very feminine.

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue love this card must try this one,love your work.
elegant card

Kate's Cards said...

I love the border doilie dies!!

loftylass said...

Beautiful card Sue - I love the lace doily set and use it often. Your cards are all so inspiring. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

lainey said...

another gorgeous card Sue,girlie works for me!! lainey x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Perfect, the layers are beautiful. The dies are sooo elegant, love the colour combo, this is a true Sue card. Have a good weekend.
Hugs, June x

Lexie said...

I really love this! The colours...everything...it's just fabulous!
xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card. Fancy laced doily and lilacs, perfect combo for me.
Elizabeth x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card and love the colours.
Eileen x

joan Hill said...

So pretty, just loving the colour combination, it's fab Sue x

Ruthie said...

Everybody needs a lacy thankyou card, beautiful design

Anonymous said...

Lovely card as ever Sue. I have these dies so will be able to give it a go. Thanks, Ann W

Lizzie said...

This card it looks so delicate and pretty. I'm not keen on Lilac but this one i love it mixed with the aubergine makes it work for me lol.
Thanks Sue
Lizzie(Serial copycat)xx

Sue J said...

It's a gorgeous one for today. Just goes to prove you don't always need loads of fancy papers to make a beautiful card. :)

jan said...

hi sue, what a beautiful card sue, I love the colours and those dies are gorgeous.
love jan x

Lorraine H said...

What a beautiful card, just love the colours and die combination. Lorraine x

craftycarol said...

Hi sue,
Ooooh how beautiful is this one,I love lacy things too.The colour combo works so well for this type of card.
Carol x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card ... love the colours ... love the hat pin toooo ... I am thinking bout making these ... just doing a bit of blog hopping have a great weekend love sandy xx

Jenny, said...

Great card, love the bow... always love ya bows :)

Lynne M said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the combinatiuon of dies. LOL Lynne M

gwen70 said...

Simply stunning, Just love it

Crafty mop said...

What a lovely simple card with great impact ...love it x

gwendraeth said...

Stunning card, love the colours,
Gwenda

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, the 'eggplant' colour is lovely :)

Claveh said...

Oh Sue, all I can think of commenting is "OH WOW!".
This card is truely breath taking, I love it.
Thanks.

May said...

WOW, This is beautiful, love those die cuts, colour is perfect, the detail Sue is wonderful, Hugs May x x x

Dawn Louise said...

So beatiful and elegant and pretty x love it

Dee said...

love this its so pretty, lilac is one of my favourite colours x

bhavana said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card.... love it so much! Colors are great!

Olga said...

So elegant Sue!Excellent use of die cuts!

dutchess said...

absolutely gorgeous....how do you do it Sue!!!!! going to get my dies out!!!!!! take care Maregaret

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh wow, this is sooo beautiful! I just love everything about this card! Fantastic job!

Cazann49 said...

Wow!! Love those doily accents. Will have to save the pennies to get them..:) Love the card...xx

lindyloo12 said...

Another stunning card!

Redanne said...

Wow Sue, this card is simply gorgeous. Love those dies!

Ita said...

hi Sue a realy lovely card I love the lilac colour and how you used the dies,at the end of the card by the ribbon is the right hand side different from the left??? or do I need new glasses?
Smiles
Ita

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Another beautiful design x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue! Another excellent card again - so beautiful and colour combo superb.
x Val Carr

Jane said...

Very pretty and frilly I too like these dies. Any dates coming up for the shows on C&C in Feb

Jane xx

Sue said...

This is very pretty, I love the lilac ribbon x

inkypinkycraft said...

Really pretty colours, hugs trace x

Lorraine said...

OOOOOOOOO I JUST LOVE THIS ONE SUE THE DIES ARE DELISH AND THE WAY YOU HAVE PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER IS AMAZING SO ELEGANT AND PRETTY WISH I COULD DO THIS XX

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, love everything about this card, the colours, dies, bow, pins - the lot. You really are an insp,iration. Thanks soooooooo much.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Sue Yorkshire said...

Gorgeous card Sue

Love the way you have used the dies in this layout

xxx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card. I love the lace doily dies and the ribbon is just so vintage looking . Adore the colour combo. Well done.
Hugs Elaine. W

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
This card is lovley it all works so well the dies are beautifull .
Theresa

lorraine (classylady) said...

WOW another brilliant card Sue. will try and make one similar, if it is half as good as yours i will be delighted

lorraine
xxx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
I hope you are well and all is good in your world.
What a lovely idea for framing the sentiment. The underlying lacey motifs and the holly accents completely change the look of the teardrop circle.
There are so many ways to use this card and CASE it. Think of turning the layered focal piece 90% on a larger card. Take away one of the motifs and leave one atop the circle as a 'tiara'- put two lace doily motifs (offset a little) like a crown. Cut off the holly and put another holly motif there also, slightly twisted.... You could go on and on.
This is such an inspirational card today Sue. It has really got my mind working overtime I can tell you. I'd better stop now or it will be an essay again!! ;)
Take care Linda x

Lynn said...

i think this is one of my very favourite cards to date..its certainly my fave color combo :)really pretty card Sue x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I don't have these dies! but when I see your cards I think I NEED them .
This is a delicate card with the Lilac... Beautiful
LoveMarg

PaulineC said...

Lovely soft colours look great with these die cuts.

Shelley said...

Beautiful card. x

Jan said...

Lilac, I love lilac. Wow what a beautiful card, Sue you are the greatest.x

Vicki Sharkey said...

A really pretty girly card Sue, LOVE IT!!!
Vicki

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This is a very nice card, love the colours, i would not hesitate to send someone this card, thank you. Yvonne xx

Claire said...

Pretty card.

Claire

Lisa M said...

Those interchanging embossing layers look fantastic! Love those hat pins too. Beautiful work. :)

Ayelet said...

Gorgeous! I just LOVE the colors.

Jan Caven said...

Sue this is absolutely gorgeous, I haven't got all the dies but will have a go at adapting it to the ones I have. The colours are stunning and it would definitely stand out. Brill

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue! Love the border with the embossing. The colours are so pretty.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. TFS.

Pinkers said...

Gorgeous card, love it.xx

Clai01 said...

That shade of lilac is very pretty , looks great on the card

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card, so elegant. Ann

Papercraft By Carole said...

Beautiful as ever - and such lovely colours!! Cxx

Pearl said...

Love these colours! Very pretty card and love how you use such beautiful die cuts!
Love Pearl x

Li'l Pidge said...

Gorgeous card, some beautiful and stylish makes on here.
Thanks for visiting my page via WOYWW

Kyla

Craftychris said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love these dies, they are among my favourites xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue as always, I do enjoy seeing what you come up with.
Keep it up, looking forward to seeing what you show us next.
Linda Adams

SusanneJ said...

Stunning!! i love it Sue the colour is beautiful xxx

carol e said...

Another really elegant and beautiful card Sue

Sue Parish said...

Very pretty, very feminine. Lovely. I've got the dies for this, but not the exact embossing folder (another one for the wish list!) - but shall try it with what I have. Thanks Sue. Hope you have a good weekend, don't know what the weather's doing where you are but we have snow. Just managed to get up our hillside with the extra milk and food shopping before it got really bad. Only seen one tractor and one walker since! Oh well, lots of crafting to do! Sue x

SandraRiley... said...

Beautiful card, I love it!
Hugs
Sandra

Su said...

This is beautiful, and in my favourite colours so how could I resist! Would think it suitable for lots of occasions too - wedding, birthday, mother's day etc. LOve it!

CathyinMN said...

Such a beautiful and feminine card!

Rufus said...

So pretty, I've got most of those, will have to CASE your card! Always good ideas here!
Thanks,
R/

Pam Swadling said...

Beautiful, so elegant.

Ita said...

Hi Sue another work of are I love the colours and the way you used the pearls
Ita

Fiona said...

Very pretty!

kasugga said...

Sue
What a stunning card, such a talented lady.
Thanks for the instructions Sue, I just NEED to make it now.
Hugs
Katy
xXx

Vie Carter said...

Stunning card - would not have thought to you the doily dies side by side

I will try this

Vie
x

elkeartsandcrafts said...

This is stunning, what a lovely combination. My favourite colours.

I have been playing with my dies today, but didn't come up with anything near to your designs.

Elaine J

sheila said...

This is a beautiful card, so delicate and fresh

crafty creations said...

Amazing card - absolutely beautiful x Hilda

miislucky said...

Wow! I love the colors and the doily used. Just beautiful! TFS!!! Mimi

Lorraine H said...

Just love this card, so pretty. Lorraine x

Tracy Heaton said...

This is such a pretty colour combination - lovely.
Tracy x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous! This card is beautiful and the colours work perfectly.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Liz said...

stunning card and love the colours

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
A really gorgeous card So lacy and lovely and I love the colour the touch of aubergine really gives the lilac much more depth, doesn't it? I think I need more help with borders and edges dies not getting the most out of them yet; I will keep trying though. Vee x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue got there in the end.Wow what a lovely card going to try and do that one.Any news on a new dvd?

love jan p