Saturday, 11 February 2012

A Team Effort

Hi blog friends!  I smile every time I look at this card because it was a joint effort between Sam Poole and myself last summer.  Bless her,  I was a bit behind schedule getting my samples made and Sam pitched in to lend me a hand.  The stamp used here was designed by Sam in her Timeless Jopuney stamp set so who better to use it in a lovely card design.  Truth be told, she did far more than I did, but I have never posted it on my blog and I really like the finished card.  Sam was responsible for the stamping the Parisian bicycle on Labels 18.  She inked it while in the die with some Antique Linen distress ink.  The die cut background with the dictionary page showing through the Fleur De Lis square negative piece was her idea too.  I love her layout for this one.    I added the wild assortment of buttons in neutral colours on the side and the ruching of the American seam binding, the small bow and the crystal pins.  This is one of those cards that doesn't have a sentiment stamped on it and could be used for pretty much anything you like or even any recipient.  If your taste runs to the vintage look cards, this should be right up your alley and it is quick and easy too!  All for now, Sue x

124 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, a card for all seasons and reasons - perfect! Love the ribbons and buttons.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Jan said...

Love the stamp Sue and love the card which would do for men and women. x

Crafty mop said...

Love this card sue the print behind looks great and that bicycle stamp is fab you can do so much with it x

Vicky said...

Fabulous Sue...!

hugs Vicky xx

melanie said...

Lovely card great team effort Melanie

Anonymous said...

Lovely Card Sue,well done to both of you for the joint effort,(It doesn't seem an effort for you} your love of your craft shines through Thanks as always Mabe

Kazbomps said...

Love this card especially the buttons. A great team effort. Karen x

Anonymous said...

When two very creative ladies get together it is bound to be a winner. Have this die so will definitly give that idea a go. Looking forward to forthcoming shows.
Edwina

Heather said...

What a brilliant joint effort I love Sam's stamps. The dictionary page behind the aperture is such a good idea (another one I must copy) lol Well done both
Heather x

Kathryn said...

Morning Sue, another fabby card love the buttons :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card Sue. The stamp is brill and would go with so much.

jacqui x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I Love it, I adore using button so this is right up my street.
Well done to both of you.

Patricia xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

What a lovely 'team effort' I love the stamp and the ribbon and buttons.

Maryann said...

This is definitely right up my alley, it´s simply stunning. I love the way you ruffelled the ribbon and the dictionarypage is really cool, and what a great way to use some torn pages from old books too. It actually just gave me another awesome idea, I have to try out now, so thanks sooo much for that.
Have a great week-end and thanks for sharing this beauty here.

n@tie said...

This is very lovely Sue.
hugs
Nettie

lindyloo12 said...

Good morning Sue, a great team effort card!

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. xx

Missmizog said...

Stunning card useful for men and women.
Sue

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. Love the buttons.

Clare x

mags said...

Super card Sue. Suitable for many occasions and men or women. Love the stamp and those fab buttons.
Mags
x

Maggie said...

Hi Sue Brrrrr it is very cold here and this card has warmed the cockles of my heart (uk saying lol)vintage, buttons, black and cream, ruched ribon and newsprint/oldbook pages I love it all!!!!


Maggie H

joy said...

Morning sue
I have a few of sam pooles stamps .
They are fantastic very clear and crisp images.
Cant belive you were behind with your samples.
Hope you are ok.
joyce.e

Hanneke said...

Great outcome of this team effort! Love the colors and all of the buttons! Hugs, Hanneke

Linda said...

Hi Sue, here for my daily fix of inspiration and here is another WOW card. Its great, love it. Linda x

Pam Swadling said...

The card is great, and would really suit one of my friends who is a cycling enthusiast. I love the whole vintage feel of this card, and using the negative from a die cut is just inspired.

Carole Z said...

Brilliant card and a great joint effort! I love Sam's stamps..love Carole Z xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card just right for most people.
Lydia
XX

Lexie said...

Every single part of that card from colour, to dies, to ribbon, to image goes together absolutely brilliantly to make one perfect whole. It's gorgeous!
xx

anna christensen crafts said...

Hi Sue, this is such a stunning card! Absolutely love it!

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. Love the use of the negative space to show off the printed page. What a dainty little bow. Super card. Anne x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card, you both are very talented. I love the check paper. I have been looking for some similar paper , not found it yet.
Lots of love. Jenny L

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a great team effort, you two are obviously on the same wavelength. Love the negative die cut over the old papers and the houndstooth check just brings the card alive.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love this card, especially the tumbling buttons. Crafting in pairs could be a great way of getting out of a crafting rut & expanding my repertoire. Usually if I craft with someone I craft alongside them. Will have to give this a go. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

What a good team you make. I love Sams stamps and the way you have used the Fleur De Lis negative.
Carolat Henlow

hazel said...

Morning Sue, another fab card. love the use of the dictioary again. Love the background paper too. Such a lovely card and as you suggest suitable for anyone xxhazel

Lynnus said...

Lovely card, I have been asked to make one for a cycling enthusiast but I do not have this stamp or it would have been perfect! Keep up the good work. x

jemet said...

Hi Sue
Not commented for a couple of days,
just checked out your posts and as usual great cards, love the negative idea.
Jean

Sue Parish said...

A great team effort, what a result! Definitely two minds that think alike. Would love to do this one as I want to try some ruching. Can I add something? I've already borrowed the dictionary idea from you but while looking at this card I suddenly thought of my out of date map in the car. Better to buy a new one first (!) but it would make great backgrounds torn & inked - it's already quite distressed! Sue x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue....what a perfect card I love that seam binding rushed up like that......the image is great for men i recon......hope you have a good weekend we have thick snow here again so a day in my craft room!!! take care Margaret

sue said...

Another fabulous card, great team effort.
Sue M

Pinky said...

Morning Sue! Love the way you've used the negative with the dictionary behind and really like Sue Parish's post and her idea to use old maps....we really don't waste anything do we?! x

rosiebelle said...

Another winner Sue, love the antique parisian look, perfect for a male recepient, the buttons and ribbon set it off perfectly. x

Lorraine H said...

Super card, lovely colour scheme and the buttons are the perfect finishing touch. Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is fabulous, I always forget about using the nestie as a stencil x

Cazann49 said...

I love it! Love the dogtooth paper.Reminds me of the 60's...Showing my age..lol...x

jan said...

HI SUE, another great card, love the bicycle stamp
love jan x

Sue J said...

Another lovely card. If you don't like vintage (I love it!), you could easily change the colours to bright and funky for a fun card. :)

Craftychris said...

A brilliant team effort. I love the different textures and would be so good for any occasion, male or female - fab xx

Jane said...

I Love this one vintage buttons stamps and all the rest really nice

Jane xx

Uta said...

Wow, I love this card. Great!

Hugs, Uta

Lynn said...

Team work!! great looking card and change the image and it could be any sort of card, really like it xx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue great for the men

Ruthie said...

Great use of the negative fleur de lys. love love love it.

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Hello Sue, This card is stunning. Great team work. I love the entire card - colour, design, paper, etc.

Elaine J

gwen70 said...

Fab card Sue, great joint effort

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, a bit different which is always good. I love the ruching of the ribbon. Ann W

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

loftylass said...

Oh Sue this is just the card I need for my son's 44th birthday - he loves cycling. I'm off now to search for the stamp. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Anonymous said...

Great combination of skills,love it. You both have very similar ideas!
Congrats to you both on this card
Val C

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card. love the stamps, ribbon and buttons, what a great team effort from two very talented ladies. Watched Maria on C&C yesterday demonstrating one of your tips for ribbon. Have a good weekend.
Hugs, June x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Really love this card especially the bicycle stamp.
Eileen x

May said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic card, love the bicycle stamp, buttons, ribbon well all of it !!!! LOVE IT, Hugs May x x x x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. Love the stamp.

CraftyJo said...

Love this! My son only uses pedal power so I'm always interested in 'bike' designs. Even with the ruffled seam binding it still looks quite manly though if I were to make it for him I'd probably leave that off - the hounds-tooth backing is fab too.

nattyboots said...

Good team work, iv never used buttons ,must give them a go.Elaine H x.

lainey said...

Oh another stunner Sue, I love this new look you are producing :) lainey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What a great card. Just love the bike which makes it a male or female card.

Geraldine

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Love the card ( but the bike reminds me I should be on mine exercising not playing on the pc.)
I do like the herringbone folder.
Janet

Claveh said...

This is a fab card Sue, I love it, it would look great as a man's card, and I have the stamp, so bring it on!
Thanks Sue!

Redanne said...

A great team effort, just love that bicycle. The card is beautiful.

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, another gorgeous card! Love the use of the dictionary page! All the elements in this card are fabulous!
Hugs,
Sandy.

Kate's Cards said...

A brilliant collaberation(?)! Very vintage, but smart at the same time.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue

just a wonderful creation again. Brill team effort hope u signed her up for a contract? LOL. I see the hound tooth pattern crept in. Love it. Black and white always good to have. Would not bother me if i just made black and white cards for ever. Be easier to arrange my stash. a bit of cream gold and brown might creep in . Second favorite.

All i can say is i;m on my bike to the craft room. Bye
born again spell binder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sue said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the stamp but a real bonus using the waste from the die.

Sue C

baconbits said...

Love the stamp and this would be a super card for men. Ribbons and buttons perfect

Hellma said...

Great card Sue and Sam, love the houndtooth paper, the stamp and everything else about this card.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another great card Sue, love it

lorraine
xxx

Olga said...

Love your idea with buttons and nice ribbon!

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I have to say both you and Sam did a great job on this card, I really love it as it is my style of crafting
Ria

Oksana said...

Hi Sue,
Just love this card!x

lilygee said...

very nice xxx

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful! I love the background paper and the buttons! :)
I wish you a lovely weekend!
:)

Lizzie said...

Lovely card for a joint effort It's another one for me to try
Thank you both
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Pauline99 said...

Love this card and I am not really into vintage but this is just lovely and could be made a bit girly as well.
I especially love the lovely wee neat bow it so perfect I would love to see how you get it so tidy.

Can't wait for the pck of the week need to get my hands on those new dies hope they will be a mega bundle on flexi pay so I can get my hands on the lot in one full sweep and it's payday on the 24 th so hubby will need to keep his eye on me or sure.lol

Dawn Louise said...

I think it's marvellous, love this look x

Victoria said...

I love the ruffled ribbon and the gorgeous buttons.

Lilnute said...

What a lovely card Sue (and Sam), yesterday's was beautiful too. I can't wait for the new spellbinders releases to be released, I NEED tham all.. lol!
love and hugs
Dawn x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
this is a lovely card that would cover many occasions. The stamp is lovely and the colours are great. Another hit.
Hugs
Jan

craftycarol said...

Hi sue,
Ah how lovely is this card...its suitable for lots of occassions too.Thanks for more inspiration.
Carol x

SusanneJ said...

love the stamp and the ribbons and buttons lol you can use this for any reason :) hugss well done Sue another masterpiece

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, it could not be anything else with two great creative minds going together.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

PaulineC said...

Great joint effort. Sam's work and yours really compliment each other.

Vie Carter said...

Great card and loved the buttons

Vie
x

Fiona said...

Nice combination of shapes.

craftymum said...

great card for a man
hugs sarah x

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant card! well done ladies
LOL JanNxx

iReneM said...

A gorgeous card, Sue.
Love the bike stamp, the dictionary paper in the aperture and the mix of buttons - a superb joint effort :)
X

Janet said...

Can see this being used for female and male cards. Great.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A great gender free card. Great team effort! Hugs Carol S.xx

gwendraeth said...

lovely layout, especially like the buttons and a good way to use up odd buttons from the button box...
Gwenda

craftysals creative corner said...

what a great card which can be for a male or a female celebration, love it sue

Clai01 said...

A wonderful looking card, love it!

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Great card Sue, love the colours.
Chris

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
That's what crafts all about learning from each other and sharing what a great joint effort
Blessings Grimsby Chris

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

Love those colors! Very vintagy! Great papers too!

gill said...

This card is beautiful, I must get some more stamps.
Gill

Shelley said...

Love this card. x

lesley c. said...

This card is lovely, I love the ribbon and the buttons. it all works so well together.

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue, I hope you and all the blog friends are having a good weekend.
Todays card is another stunner and I think you and Sam, compliment each other perfectly.
Did you know that the 'Pushbike Song' - ('Riding along on my pushbike honey, when I noticed you....
You looked so pretty as you were singing this so.o.ong..')
was written by The Mixtures. As I was singing it, I thought it quite apt really, as your card was made by a mixture of talents. Lame? well it may be but I thought it good analogy at the time :(
I would love to see more cards where you have collaborated with another crafter.
I hope you are well and planning some wonderful demos for your shows later this month.
Best wishes and hugs Linda x

Pearl said...

The die cut background with the dictionary page showing through the Fleur De Lis square negative piece is very nice + I like your arrangement of buttons.
Love Pearl x

Victoria said...

Fantastic team effort. I have the fleur de lis square and it's a great idea to use the 'waste'. Will try it!!

Barbara said...

I have the Fleur De Lis die and am not too keen on it but you have made me see it in a new light! The background dictionary paper is a fabulous idea. Love Sams stamps and want the new ones. You two have a similar stamping style and compliment each other.

CraftyCj said...

A lovely card... love this stamp and the way the buttons trickle down the side x

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous, I love the colours and the layout. Im loving the use of lots of smaller buttons, Ive always wondered what to do with all my diddy buttons, they dont really cut it when mounted on a giant bow, but now I have lots of ideas, thank you for the inspiration Helen O xxx

violetclouds said...

really like this card, well done both of you

CathyinMN said...

Your card was a great team effort and turned out very nicely.

Kathy said...

And what a team! Have a few of Sam's stamps and with the addition of your inspiration it couldn't help but be a great card. Hubby's upcoming birthday card problem solved if I swap the ribbon for twine, I think.

Ayelet said...

Lovely card. Great team effort :)

scrapper said...

Love this card Sue - great colours

ang said...

really lovely card love the colours the buttons the image ----just everything angxxx

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
I like the card and spotted your fav houndstooth. Lovely to have a relationship which gels so well into one project. vee x

Knerten said...

All about this card is truly amazing; the beautiful seem binding ribbon, the punch, the DP, including the buttons it is soo nice !!

miislucky said...

Another stunner!!! Mimi

salem said...

love this want to try it