Thursday, 9 February 2012

Medallion Styled Card

Good morning all!  How about a simple brown and white card in a medallion style?  Of course you could pick any colour you like if you aren't a "brown" lover (I had this ribbon that I wanted to use and it was brown so that's how I picked the colour!) I started with the background card and embossed it with the grid mask design for texture.  I cut the largest size of Labels 22 in brown for the back piece of the focal element.  That was topped with a teardrop circle in white cut into a frame.  I cut a small size of the picot edged circle in white to fit inside the teardrop frame.
The large anemone flower was next up and I cut two of them and removed the centre from each of the petals then offset the two flowers.  Finally, I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the smallest size of teardrop circle and mounted it in the centre.  I ruched the brown ribbon from the top of the card to the focal element.  I tied a bow and attached it to the top of the ruching.  I completed the card with pearl PVA glue dots around the edge to frame it. 
I have had quite a few emails about my Create and Craft schedule and I thought that I would let you that I am going to be back doing the POTW shows beginning on Friday February 24th at noon.  I don't have the schedule of each show yet but you should be able to check their website for that closer to the shows.  I will tell you now that I will be showing the brand new Spellbinder winter release dies on the POTW.  Let me just say they are stunning!  I am hoping that it won't be too much longer before I can show you some sneak peeks of the new cards I've been working on.  Just a little tease, there are new products, new stamps and new dies! I am so excited!  All for now, Sue x 

125 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, super card for all occasions. Your cards always look so stylish and elegant. Can't wait for C&C to see the new products.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Olga said...

It looks so elegant!!! Love the bow and die cuts!

Kazbomps said...

Simple and elegant. Lovely. Looking forward to the new shows on c&c. You always give us some great ideas. Karen x

AnnH said...

An stunning, elegant card which is one I'm sure to use. Cannot wait for the shows and the new dies.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, if ir was reversed with the bow at the bottom it would make a lovely flower. Looking forward to seeing you backon C&C.
Sue

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another great card, suitable for so many different things,
Oh! you are a tease, cant wait to see all the new things, and have you back on C&C
Saving my pennies for the new dies.

Patricia

sheila stokes said...

A lovely elegant card. x

Vicki Sharkey said...

Another great card, not too fussy and would look great in other colours too - quite feminine.
Vicki :)

Jan said...

WOw this is so elegant Sue. xx Jan

Hellma said...

Stunningly elegant card Sue love the ribbon the colors are great.

Hellma said...

Forgot to say hope you are bringing the morrocan range.

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue! Can't wait to see you back on C&C and I don't work Fridays, so will be there for the start of POTW! Love Carole Z xx

heather x said...

Good morning Sue another fabulous card I love everything about it. I can't wait until you are back on C&C I have been on the Spellbinder web site and seen all the new dies and I NEED them ALL lol
Heather x

Annie said...

Another elegant, sofisticated card & I'm eagerly awaiting the new shows, products and of course you Sue best get saving or sweet talking the other half lol

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Another fabulous card Sue, I'm really looking forward to your shows at the end of February.
Chris

Kim said...

Morning Sue
Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us today, really nice. I'm positive that your weather over there has to be better than here,to say its cold is an understatement Brrrrr. Like everyone else I can't wait for your shows on create and craft on the 24th, I'll be there.

All the best
Kim x

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card Sue. The dies all work beautifully together. Love, Julia xxx

Lynnus said...

Can't wait for the CandC shows to see which dies I must have next! This is a lovely card, I am liking the use of just two colours together - very striking. x

Anonymous said...

Love it

She x

Clare said...

Lovely card - the ribbon is gorgeous. Looking forward to your POTW shows.

Clare x

melanie said...

Beautiful card. Are the dies the ones what where on the spellbinders blog hops ?? Melanie

Linda said...

Hi Sue, this card makes me want a coffee! its lush. Pleased you are going to be back soon, not sure my bank balance will cope! Linda x

ang said...

cant wait for the new shows, the dies I am dreaming of though are the new moroccan ones think they were with the calibur the other week I want them angxxx

Carolyn said...

Stunning card Sue,can`t wait for the potw on c&c.It will be good to see you and all of your demos x

Maggie said...

Hi Sue this card would be great alternative for a Valentines card mmmmmmmm chocolate!!!!!!!
Look forward to C&C shows....you are a tease....better start saving!

Maggie :-)

hazel said...

Wonderful card Sue, just love how you have built up the medallin with s many dies and i wn them all so might have to try this one myself. xx hazel

Jan said...

Another lovely card Sue, must have ago at rouching ribbon as it is so elegant.x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Thanks for the info re 27th give me chance to save.
Lovely use of Spellbinders.
LoveMarg

Pam Swadling said...

Good morning Sue, another great card. Love the effect of the ribbon.

bhavana said...

Looking forward to the POTW, love spellbinders, love how you use them, love the fact you produce some amazing creations! Thank you for sharing again!

Anonymous said...

Mornng Sue i love this card and am now thinking of buying the anemonie flowers
Hugs
Alison Glover x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another beautiful card, love the way you have used the ribbon. Looking forward to seeing you on Create and Craft again, I wonder what you will be bringing us????

Sue Yorkshire said...

Lovely elegant card Sue

I have just ordered those labels 22 after seeing them used by Christine they are gorgeous and I think they look quite art deco ish.

xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
dont hold it in girl, spit it all out LOL we are all ears(or should i say eyes).LOL We can cope with anything you have to tell us. Might have to get a crow bar to open those lips lol.
I just ordered a pile of lace and ribbon, how did u know? So ready for whatever you throw at us on the shows.
Well the ribbon so u and works brill on this card. Another 11 out of 10. Even make it look like a war medal for a man (have to look at hubby's war medal of the Falklands to get the right colours).Yes be brill for any event.
WELL DONE SUE
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Lorraine H said...

Such an elegant design - love it. Really looking forward to seeing the new dies etc on C&C. Lorraine x

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue
Super design love the way you use the dies. I must try ti be more creative with mine.
Looking forward to seeing the new goodies.
Lydia
XX

dutchess said...

Hi Sue you tease you!!!! have had a sneak look at the new dies on pre order but new stamps wow looking forward to seeing you on C&C.....love the card something to so with that large anemone that's different!!! I like brown in soft tones like this so love the card take care Margaret

Ann said...

Wow Sue this is beautiful. Cant wait for the POTW.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbbbbb card love the browns. You do like to tease us with your blog today. Ooooh I can't wait till then.
My birthday is a couple of weeks after that so I will be hoping to spend my birthday money on the new dies.
Lots of love. Jenny L

nattyboots said...

Oh Sue love this card, yet again you always deliver the goods, WoW. Elaine H x

Anonymous said...

Hello, yipeeeeee thanks for letting us know about C & C, I will hit that record button. I love the card that you have created its elegant and so very stylish. Can not wait to see the new cards and products. All the best Suzie B x

scrapper said...

Love the layering of the dies Sue and the ruched ribbon sets it off so well.
Looking forward to the new shows and hope you have a good trip back when you return to us

Sandra F said...

Lovely card ?Sue. Looking forward to seeing all the new stuff on C & C later this month

Sandra xx

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Lizzie said...

I'm not a lover of browns but i like this one it reminds me of chocolate covered marshmallows yum yum!
Looking forward to POW on cc
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Joan Hill said...

Lovely card Sue, am very excited about your new Spellbinders shows coming up, can see I better start saving now 'cos I know I'll just want them ALL!!!!

Maryann said...

This is great and I love this ribbon, you´ve used here Sue, but also the dies are awesome, and all together it´s awesome.
Looking forward to see you again on Create and Craft soon.

Ruthie said...

You are a tease but we love you. I love this ribbon so elegant. Can't wait for the new spellbinders I am already saving up. Giving up cake biscuits and chocs for spellbinders, sad but true.

Fiona said...

Need to book a seat by the tv then!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I am looking forward to your POTW shows. It seems forever since you were on our screens last. Thanks to your great blog I am not short of inspiration though. I am Looking forward to seeing all the new goodies. Thanks for bringing glints to the screen in the meantime. They look fab on my cards. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the perfectly ruched ribbon, topped with the bow. Always love the combinations you come up with the Nesties. Hugs, Carol S.xx

jan said...

hi sue, another stunning card and yet so simple to make, I love it.
love jan x

Knerten said...

Another lovely card, with such a stunner of a perfect bow; beautiful !
I just lifted one of your cards the other day, gave it away yesterday, and the recipient wa in awe ! Thank you for your inspiration, Sue.

Elaine said...

Lovely Sue.
What a neat way to use the anemone flower dies.
Looking forwards to FEB 24th POTW.
Elaine.W

mags said...

Hi Sue. Lovely stylish card suitable for lots of occasions. Great use of the anenome die too. Will be great to see you back on C & C.
Mags
x

Jenny, said...

you're excited... I'm excited n can't wait to see what you have for us, plus your demo cards which are always wonderful to see.

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Beautiful card! Love the brown and white (or cream).

Elaine J

Anonymous said...

Love the ruched ribbon Sue & looking forward to the POTW & the new Spellbinders. Thanks, Ann

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Beautiful card! Love the brown and white (or cream).

Elaine J

lilygee said...

Hello Sue and all - thanks for showing all the pics of CHA - couldn't blog for a few days and just seen them today - it must have been great fun Sue! This is such a clever combination of dies - for the moment I thought you were showing us some new releases - how exciting to be seeing the new releases in late Feb - can't wait!!
lots of love lilygee xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card once again think this will make a good male card.

Geraldine

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A great card and it's good to use brown and make a very 'pretty' card for the girls.
Janet

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card with lovely colours.
Looking forward to 24th!
Eileen x

Claveh said...

This, once again, is a lovely card and would work really well as a RAK (random act of kindness).

Thanks Sue.

PaulineC said...

I love the rouched ribbon.
Looking forward to seeing the new Spellbinders. Hope the weather improves for your return to this country.

sue said...

Stunning card, thank you for sharing it. Look forward to 24th February.
Sue M

Hanneke said...

What a wonderful cards! Love the style and colors, that ribbon is gorgeous. Hugs, Hanneke

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous ribbon! An elegant card.hugs trace x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Sue can't wait for the end of the month, will have to clear down my card before then :)

jacqui

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue
I have not thought to use the flower die cutting out the middles but will try this today

Can't wait until 24th to see the new ranges

Vie
x

Christina said...

Love the card Sue and the dies... my collection of Spellbinders grows every month and there are so many to choose from.

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely elegant card.

gwen70 said...

Lovely card Sue, now I can't wait for the 24th.

Melanie181 said...

I just love this card. Simply stunning ... and I have got some of the dies so I can do it too! It wont work out as well ... my ruffled ribbon always looks hideous but I'll just have to keep practicing!!

Cazann49 said...

Stunning card as usual Sue!! nd thanks for Cr&Cr schedule :) have put it in my diary..will have to save pennies for POTW..:),,Have a great day..xxx

May said...

Very elegant Love the choice of colour for the ribbon, stunning bow, now why dont my bows turn out like that!! Hugs May x x x

lainey said...

Oooo I'm excited too Sue!! love this card and looking forward to seeing the sneak peaks!! lainey x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely elegant card, it would suit so many occasions and the colourways are stunning and so stylish. A definite hit. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C which I shall tape as usual so can look back on the ideas.
Hugs
Jan

CraftyJo said...

Reminds me of a giant pocketwatch :) Very pretty card, as usual. Aren't you the lucky one getting to play with all the new releases from Spellbinders, what a dream job you have.

lindyloo12 said...

Another stunner Sue!

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card, thanks for dates for C & C

lorraine
xxx

Craftychris said...

Simple and stylish, perfect! Am so looking forward to the c & c shows and seeing the new products and your fab demo's xx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, not complicated but very stylish.
Thank you for sharing the date of when the new spellbinders are on C&C now I know how long I have to save some money ready for the show.
Ria

Sue J said...

That is stunning, I love it. Can't wait to see the new dies in action. :)

Redanne said...

This card is stunning Sue, very elegant. Cannot wait for the shows, excited to see the new products.

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue! Personally I love brown - it is one of my go-to colors, especially this nice chocolate brown :) Love that anemone flower - simply amazing the way it offsets that brown ribbon!

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
Lovely card it has a very sharp outline and then all the focus drawn to the centre of the medallion. I am hoping to use the anemone dies I always want to type anenome!) this week. How can we make you talk? You must let SOMETHING slip- either the new POTW stuff or "wot you got" from CHA. Have pity ;) Vee x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning, elegant card. Love the ruching and bow. The die cuts are amazing. Looking forward to the POTW, can't wait to see the new dies, saving my pennies in anticipation.
Hugs, June x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
So glad to hear you are coming back on C&C soon, with lots of new goodies, 24th cannot come quick enough, lol.
Todays card is lovely, stylishly elegant, I love brown on cards, it is a lovely warm colour.
Your ruching is so even, the ribbon looks as if it was made like that, really lovely.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
So glad to hear you are coming back on C&C soon, with lots of new goodies, 24th cannot come quick enough, lol.
Todays card is lovely, stylishly elegant, I love brown on cards, it is a lovely warm colour.
Your ruching is so even, the ribbon looks as if it was made like that, really lovely.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

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

I love the elegance of this card Sue! That medallion and ribbon & bow are all very beautiful!

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, I love brown and white - and I think your satin edged ribbon looks particularly good ruched. I am so thrilled to hear about the 24th! My OH is away then, so I'll be glued to the tv without interruption, and I'll be into a new month with 3 more pensions before the credit card needs paying. Absolutely perfect timing! Hope to get the Moroccan dies this time. Have a safe journey back, Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Can't wait for your shows to start on C & C, i am just dying to see the new winter spellbinders. This card is very versitile, can be used for many occasions. Yvonne xx

Dawn Louise said...

I really like this. I love how you use same colours to build up your creations yet each piece stands out still x

Victoria said...

Now this is my kind of card. Gorgeous, elegant, sophisticated and fabulous!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning.

gwendraeth said...

Another versatile card that would work for any occassion in any colourways, well done
Gwenda

Shelley said...

Lovely card Sue, can't wait for the next show. x

Ita said...

hi sue another lovely card I have never seeing on c.C. ,as I only got youe blog from a friend a few weeks ago ,so looking cordwary to the show I hope they will let you do a lot of demos
Ita

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue and can't wait to see the new goodies on C&C, unfortunately I'll have to wait until the next day as I'm at the Make-It show in Farnborough, still I hope you bring a LARGE stash with you.
LOL JanNxx

Jane said...

It sounds like I'm going to be giving my flex-able friend some hammering with all the new releasers.
love the card the colours are just the ticket

Jane xx

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card. I really like everything about it, including the colors you used.

Yvonne said...

Oh my gosh. I love love this card and the colors and how cleaver to pull out the leaves it looks stunning. I'm so bumbed I will be in USA for the first cpl of shows. So will need to try get it online, think I tried b4 without succes tho.

Best rgds Sue

Barbara Daines said...

Lovely.....I love your pearly dots. Never seem to get mine so good :(

sheila said...

Looking forward to seeing 'whats new' on C&C and am sure your have used yuour creative genious with them, ready to inspire and awe.

Barbara said...

Love the ruched ribbon and bow! Looking forward to your return to C&C, you have been missed a lot!!!

Gay said...

Good Evening Sue

Super card as usual. So glad you
posted about Create and Craft schedule . Looking forward to it
Gay x

Crafty mop said...

Love your card and waiting in anticipation for the new releases for spellbinders x

joy said...

Hi Sue
wow what a card.
It will be good to see you back on c&c with all the new products
joyce.e

Uta said...

This card is so beautiful. I love this medallion with this bog bow.

Hugs, Uta

gill said...

Cant wait to see you. Please give us sneaky peeks as soon as possible.

Gill

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to that POTW very much!

Anonymous said...

Another elegant card. Dont know how you do it!
Grimsby Chris

themessycraftroom said...

Good evening Sue, Lovely card. Glad to see you will be back on soon, looking forward to it. Take care. Hugs x ChrisB

CraftyCj said...

Can't wait for the 24th ...lovely card yet again x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Looking forward to seeing you back on C&C with all your goodies. Anne x

jordiegirl said...

Lovely card again Sue.

CraftyLoops said...

Sue this card is incredibly beautiful. Lee x

hazel said...

A beautiful and elegant card Sue.
xxx Hazel.

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, Lovely design, cant wait for the new shows, Helen O xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this one sue, so versatile.

Edwina

baconbits said...

Yippee my internet is back OMG i have had major withdrawal syptoms from this blog spot.
All i can say is this card is very elegant and i amloving the bow.
Cannot wait for the 24th Feb - my credit card is primed and ready to go.
Hugs Amanda x

Ayelet said...

Great card. Elegant and good for any occasion.

Lynne M said...

Lovely card. LOL Lynne M

miislucky said...

This is a really cute card! Mimi