Sunday, 11 March 2012

Footprints On Our Hearts

Hi there my crafty friends!  Here is another one of those buckle type cards.  I really like the look of this tartan background paper with it's brown, green, red and yellow colour combo.  It's a bit wild and made for a wild card, but I still like it as its different.   I started with a piece of it and added the Moroccan border all the way around the edge, just peeking out.  I cut the romantic rectangle and used the next size down to cut it into a frame.   I cut a label 25 in red, then stamped my sentiment on the matching backing paper (actually the backside of the tartan paper) and cut it with the next smaller size of labels 25.  I used that die to create a faux nestie for it in brown.  I wove a strip of the matching paper with some red edged organza ribbon through the frame and the labels 25.  I finished the card with a big bow on the side of the card.  This is one of the new ribbons we have been carrying at Creative Expressions and it ties a really nice bow.
  Now for the comment game winners!  We have three winners for the comment game and an additional three winners from the post of March 8th!
Congratulations to: lestim, Mariannes Craftroom, Hellma and
tinaco, jollyjoyce, and nesscraftyqueen

Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to claim your prize!  I still have a few unclaimed prizes from past blog candy and comment games, please be sure to check the lists (scroll back down the page to past posts) to see if you have won!  All for now, Sue x

144 comments:

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love, love, love this card.
Being Scottish and have our own Tartan I will certainly use this idea.
Thank you for all the inspiration
Have a great day

Patricia

lacy said...

Morning one and all. What a wonderful card, yet again.

Up early to get housework done before he goes to work to spend the whole day playing with me crafty bits.

Buzzing with ideas from yesterdays visit. Have to go but have a great day everyone and happy crafting!

Rhos

Jan said...

Great card Sue, strong colours and almost a masculine feel to it.x

melanie said...

Stunning card ,love the colour combo .Melanie

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card very bright and cheerful.
Congratulations to the winners.
Sue

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Jayne59 said...

Morning Sue and a lovely bright card to cheer up this chilly morning. I agree this could be a bit more of a masculine card than some others so gives me ideas for the men in our lives. I HATE doing mens cards. I always get stumped along the line and end up putting a ribbon on it making it into a female card and then have to start over again lol

Have a good day

Jayne xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

This is a differnt card, I do like tartan as I have Scottish blood in me! Congratulations to all the winners. Hope you are having a good time with your Mom. Love Jean x

bhavana said...

All the colours seem to come together. Another great card! Love the boarder all the way round, and the ribbon woven into the centre piece and the large bow! Great, love it!

joy said...

Morning Sue
It's a lovely morning here in
Wales.
What a fantastic card
joyce.e

Felicie said...

Another great card.I love the colors.

Corinne said...

I love your buckle cards they are so usufull for Mens cards to the colours are great

Maryann said...

Another really stunning card here. I love the paper and the colors and I also just love the dies, you´ve put together on this one here, it looks so great. Just another masterpiece from you here again Sue.

iReneM said...

A great card, Sue - beautifully bright and a super design.
I am not keen on tartan but it works very well here :)
x

Debbie Tinks said...

sue nice card

Georgiegirl2012 said...

Unsurprising, another gorgous card. Thank you for sharing your skill and talent with us xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - from another Scot with her own tartan! Ours is pale blue and green so a different colour ribbon needed, I think. But another great card idea. Kathy x

crafty lady said...

Love it Sue, being another from Scotland I have a few tarten papers and always looking ideas to make for family aboad. So will be trying this one too. Thanks again you are a star, hugs Fiona P xxxx

Linda said...

Hi Sue, This is so different! very scottish. As always, love it! Linda x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh I am a winner, thank you. Another stunning card. I'll e-mail you now. Have a lovely Sumday.

Toni said...

I love tartan and there are so many choices of colour that you could use with this design. Buckle technique always useful for men but not sure what to use instead of ribbon. I'm sure I've got something in the drawer that would be good.
Love the faux nestie again.
Toni xx

sheila stokes said...

A lovely card Sue, love the tartan paper. Sheila. x

Celina said...

Lovely use of the dies here. It really shows how well they can be mixed and matched.

Anonymous said...

Unusual colour combo, it works well , we all need to get our papers out to refresh our thoughts on colour. Well done to the winners, it's a great feeling isn't it? Mabex

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
well your fab designs keep coming. I love the tartan. It's just reminded me I've got lovely tartan papers in my stash. Will be getting them out to have a go, at a similar design. It's a fab sunny morning in Kent. I hope it's the same where everyone is.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Clare said...

Lovely card, I like the different colour combination you've used.

Clare x

lestim said...

SUPER!!! I love tartan this is so cheerful and the technique of the buckle is so useful for all genre of card, another lesson in design from super Sue. Have already sent my email claiming the spoils, many thanks, love Lesley x

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. Great papers and use of the dies.
Mags
x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Lovely card Sue, I do like tartan.
Chris

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I'm going against the grain here not my kind of card although I think perhaps in another paper and colour it could work.
It's very rare not to love your cards Sue but in this case I'm afraid I don't.
Lydia
X

auscrafts said...

nice card for a man

Carole Z said...

A really striking card Sue, I love the way the colours work together, have a good Sunday Sue and everyone else here, hugs from Carole Z xx

lainey said...

the tartan gives a real zingy look to the card, love it :) lainey x

Val J said...

Hi Sue and all

What a lovely bright card. Lovely day here in Spain. Up early today, walked dog, cleaned a bit and ready for a bit of crafting now. I get withdrawral symptoms if I'm away from my Spellbinders for too long.

Have a lovely day everybody. xxx

Heather said...

Good morning Sue another fabulous card I love the tartan paper especially the colours. Labels 25 is such a nice shape die another one I NEED. hugs x

Redanne said...

Would be a great card for a Scottish male. Very striking colours.

Julia Watts said...

This card really stood out when I was sorting through them last week - much brighter than in the photo. Love it! The Moroccan border works really well around the edges. Love, Julia xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue from a sunny UK hope you are having fun

I love the design of this card and the buckle idea but I am not a fan of tartan - just personal preference - but I will certainly be having a go at this one

Sue xxx

Rita said...

Sue this is Fabulous. Being Scottish I know a few people who would enjoy it too. Hugs Rita xxx

zerena said...

Love the dies you have used here, Tartan is not really on my list of favourates, but it makes a change to see it. Zerena

Bea said...

Hi Sue
Love this card it so eyecatching with the strong colour scheme. Hope you are enjoying your time with your mum.

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

rachel said...

Beautiful Sue - really love the tartan look - it would be great for one of my many scottish friends xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the tartan included in this card as i am Scottish, will certainly do this card as i like it a lot. Yvonne xx

Lynnus said...

Tartan usually makes me think of Christmas but the unusual colours in this one means it can be used any time. Will be thinking buckles with all my dies now to see which ones will work x

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, Lovely card, very warm colours, love the tartan. Enjoy your day.
Love Rosemarie xxx

nattyboots said...

Aww Sue just in time is this one as i have a mans card to make today, Well done to the winners .Thank you Sue . Elaine H X

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Very effective card. Love the tartan paper and red ribbon. Hope you are enjoying your time with your family. Karen x

hazel said...

Morning Sue this card is gorgeous, love the tartan background and the ribbon looks scrumptious tied at the side. Another stunning card xx hazel

Maid of Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Really love this card, when l get stuck to know what background paper to use l go for plaids, checks, stripes or spots, they are a good stand by and always work, timeless and can be sophisticated. This card is stunning and a good one for the men in our lives. Lol and hugs Ann

dutchess said...

Morning Sue what a vibrant card really stunning love the way you have made the buckle.....lovely day here in Selby so no crafting for me out in the garden!! hope you are having a lovely weekend take care Margaret

May said...

Morning Sue, Just love this card Being from Scotland it made me feel quite at home x x Have a happy Sunday, Hugs May x x x

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue, Wow this is a fancy card! but it all works together and I love tartan. Love that sentiment too. We are having a lovely sunny weekend here in Herefordshire. Hope you are having a good weekend too, Sue x

lindyloo12 said...

Morning Sue I really like this card, as I never seem to be able to get tartan paper to look good unless it is for Christmas cards, does anyone else have this problem lol! Hope you are enjoying your stay with your mum.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Nice bright card. Would be out of the box for me! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Hellma said...

Especially love this card Sue, being Scottish the Tartan is close to my heart, i also love the bucket type cards you create and think the buckle could be possible with lots of die shapes. Hope you are having a wonderful time at home.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I love the card layout, the use of tartan & the use of red, but found the overall look wasn't quite to my personal taste. The backing paper that the text is printed on is too busy for me & it makes reading the message very difficult for me due to my dyslexia. I'm sure most people wouldn't have a problem so would love the overall look. This has given me something to think about when making my cards. Thank you.
Congratulations to the winners.
With Love & Light Theresa. H

Ruthie said...

A wonderful scotish feel love the ribbon I do like the way you have overlapped the edge of the card, I find that quite scary. I missed yesterdays post, sorry, but I was showing my dog at Crufts. He didn't win but maybe I should have put ribbon on him and made a hat from spellbinders, the damask set I think!

AnneRD said...

I love the tartan paper. A great card not just for the Scots. Congratulations to the winners, Anne x

Hanneke said...

Lovely card@ Great colors and very elegant. Hugs, Hanneke

SusanLotus said...

Very unique card! Gorgeous design.

Sue J said...

Love the tartan paper, very pretty. :)

Christine Hussey said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the colours, tartan and the whole design. Agree with other comments that it has the masculine feel which is great. Can I have just a little bit of your talent PLEASE lol!
Hugs Christine H x

Uta said...

Wow, how wonderful is that card?! I love the color combo and the frame.

Hugs, Uta

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,
I have Scottish friends who love anything Tartan and this great card would be perfect.

Hope you are having a relaxing time with your Mum.
Janet

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, love the bow and colours. You have shown us how versatile the dies are, you are a star. Well done to the winners. It is warm and sunny in York. Have a lovely time with your Mum.
Hugs June xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another winner just don't know how you keep coming up with all the lovely ideas that you do - just keep them coming though please.
Beverley w

sue said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card with very strong colours, truly scottish theme. Love it.

Hope you are enjoying your time with your mum. Sue M xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Sorry, but this one is not for me whether it is the colours or the design I'm not sure. Congratulations to all the winners

love from Jackie D

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue

fantastic buckle card, not done one of these yet, but i will get there as l like the effect so much. I like the paper and way you made a feature of it. Think this design just made for a loop on the east side to hang up, but turn design around. Well done Sue,
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

cazlan said...

Another great card Sue - love the colour combo - really makes a statement.
xxx carole

debs said...

Morning all what a wonderful card love the colours. I got some tartan card but didn't know what to do with it I think after lunch I will have go at with my dies came yesterday so I can now play. Sue you really give us some really inspiration. Keep up the good Work looking forward to seeing you on C&C Take care Debs xx

Claveh said...

This is great and what a lovely sentiment, thank you for all your hard work Sue.

gwen70 said...

WOW WOW WOW what a stunning card, really love it

Linda said...

Morning Sue, I love the colours you have used for this card. The tartan looks fab and the layout is stupendous. I do so love that bow and the sentiment.

Hugs and hope you have a fab day.
Linda xxx

jan said...

hi sue, what a striking card, the colours are fab. love the idea of the buckle and the tartan papaer is great. it's a beautiful spring day here in Wales to-day
and everything's right with the world.
love jan x

Victoria said...

I always love tartan, especially red and black. The buckle idea is great.

Sandra F said...

Smashing card Sue. I love the tartan paper you've used.
xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love this one it's as bright and sunny as yesterdays card.
I'm of now to finish mowing the lawns then get down to the serious stuff of crafting YEAH!
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
You never let us down, every day a new and different style of card. Thank you for giving us all so much inspiration and allowing us to try the cards for ourselves.
Ria

ambretteir8 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I just love this card and all of your cards for the inspiration it gives me. I cant thank your enough as I have cancer and was very down until one day I turned on C&C and saw you doing one of you wonderful demos and I was hooked. I just went on line and bought a load of the Spellbinders Dies and Creative Expressions products with the Grand Calabur and it wat worth the money. Because of you I was able to take my mind of the cancer and make cards which I love doing I may not be very good at it but I am getting better from watching all your demos you give such inspriation and the will to go on I just love learning all you show on C&C Can you tell me when will you be back on an will you be bringing any of the Grand dies.
Thank you so much Sue you will never know how much you have done for me. I hope you have a lovely time with your mum and family at home. I dont understand how to enter your competions can you explaine to me how to do this
Kind regards
Anne x

Ali W said...

Lovely warm day in the Midlands, even been for a walk! Hope it lasts, as I dislike the winter, spring is my favourite time, makes me so creative! Great card Sue for the male species, as male cards seem difficult, don't like creating them! Enjoy your time in the States, wish I was there. Alison :)

jane stillman said...

What a great idea, perfect for male cards. Thank you x

Ali W said...

Lovely warm day in the Midlands, even been for a walk! Hope it lasts, as I dislike the winter, spring is my favourite time, makes me so creative! Great card Sue for the male species, as male cards seem difficult, don't like creating them! Enjoy your time in the States, wish I was there. Alison :)

Inagh said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely Card I love it,I am visiting my friend Fiona in Scotland at the moment so it is very apt
Thank you for sharing all your Fabulous Designs
Congratulations to all the winners
Enjoy
Regards
inagh

Mrs P said...

Hi Sue,

Wow, I love this card...so different! I love the combination of such strong colours.
You are such a clever lady,

Have a great day,
Sandra x

Lexie said...

Love the paper Sue. Fabulous card.
xx

FIND TIME 2 CRAFT said...

Very Scottish feel to this card, love it.
Hugs........Wendy

Lorraine H said...

I love this style of card, really unusual. Lorraine x

janet dogs said...

just cant wait for my elegant label dies to arrive to try this card out

salem said...

love the color love the tartan

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, very chipper and colourful, Ideal for the lovely sunny day, It could make a lovely guy card too. Congratulations to the winners Helen O xxx

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

Love those layers! That buckle look is quite cool! Very pretty bow too!

Lin W said...

I really like this one,love the tartan. Thanks for the ideas Sue
Lin xx

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue as always. Beautiful day here nice and sunny hope its nice where you are too.
Love Linda xx

Vicki Sharkey said...

Hi Sue, what a striking card. You use such lovely background papers, must have a look out for them. A good background paper makes all the difference to the cards.
Vicki:)

Jane said...

Reds is my colour this ones a little different, another nice card.

Jane xx

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful sweetie just love the paper and dies xx

kathr said...

I absolutely adore this card, but then living in Scotland I would wouldn't I!.. Just love it when Tartan is used as a background, andthe colour is gorgeous....
hugz Kath...

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue,never know what to do with tartan paper and Im Scottish. The ribbon looks gorgeous!

Christine said...

Lovely card, and so different, in colour and style. How do you do it?

Thank you, Sue.

Christine x

Janjoe said...

What an inspiration you are to me Sue, only ever tend to buy the spellbinder dies after you demo's. Recently purchase the dies you have designed and are having fun playing. Have tried to take inspiration from your samples but never get the same results. thank you so much.
Janice

john said...

hi Sue
what a fantastic card yet again and the tartan and red look fantastic together
its given me some inspiration for the day keep them coming
debbie xx

PaulineC said...

Very striking. I love the colours. The red is really zingy.

Anonymous said...

Wow! who would have thought it, a plain tartan jazzed up could look so stunning x

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning card. The buckle effect is so useful for mens cards.
Hope you are having a great time with your mum.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

lilygee said...

Bold and beautiful - you are so brave Sue with these colours and the card as a wonderful uniqueness about it - the tartan and red ribbon look great
lots of love lilygee xxx

Ita said...

A wonderfull card again Sue,I love the tartin, now you will have to do a Saint Patrick's Day card foe us Irish.
Smiles
Ita

jean said...

hi sue love the tarten card.i use this style of card too .i find it goes so well with most designs as a base .hope you are well love jean

CraftyJo said...

Love that tartan!

Joan said...

My Nan would have been proud to have this card being a pure Scots, fantastic as always Sue x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another beautiful card, Sue!!! I bought the rectangles in my last splurge when you were on C&C, so I will love trying this for my male relatives. Continue to enjoy your stay with your Mom!!!
Anne with an E

vanessa said...

EVENING SUE, LOVE THIS CARD, REALLY LIKE THE TARTAN BACKGROUND,
GREAT MANY THANKS VANESSA XX

Arenosa 12 said...

This is a stunning layout and love the tartan paper. Och aye the noo.

kathy said...

love this! My kind of colours,will be magpieing this one, as we say at school,so much better that stealing! X kathy

sheila said...

As you said in your blog, a bit wild and a bit different and it looks like you've had fun and frivolity using lots of dies. Very striking

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Well I love this card too and that romantic rectangle buckle....I would never have thought of that, so thank you muchly for that idea :D
Sue H. xx

CathyinMN said...

I really like the bold colors on this card. It really stands out.

Anonymous said...

Love this caerd Sue. I have the morrocan dies but did not think of using the border die all the way around like this. The tartan looks great,

Irene

Craftychris said...

This card is very unique, its so cool - I love the red. Congratulations to the winners.

Nanafifi said...
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Nanafifi said...

Really lovely card love the colour ways. I think the border popping out all round is striking thanks for the inspiration will have to try it out. Have a good day

Su said...

This one's bright and breezy - really cheered me up today. Love the sentiment you've used and have to say just how true it is.

Su x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the border poking out under the edge and the bow is fantastic.
Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Good Evening Sue.
How lovely to see another of your creations and oh so colorful. Only new to spellbinders, but with seeing all your beautiful cards, will definately be one of my favourite form of card making.
Rosemry xx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I am behind with my comments. been a difficult time.
I love the colours you have chosen here. It's funny but alot of people, unknowingly, seem to choose tartans with a base of blues or black so it is so nice to see a base of brown with added red. I could see this being adapted easily for a stunning Christmas card (sorry I know it's a bit early for that, but hey we have to start sometime.lol!)
Did you know today is the one year anniversary of the biggest earthquake and Tsunami in Japan? I cannot believe how quickly the time goes by. I am not being morbid I promise, I just thought it would be good for us all to remember those lost. Hope that's ok Sue.
Have a good week. Hugs Linda

ann in bolton said...

yet again sue, another beautiful card. look forward to the next card.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Great design the colors look fabulous!!
Cindylu

violetclouds said...

These buckle cards are great!

Neha Jain said...

amazing

Clai01 said...

I like this one with the tartan also, really lovely card , like the chunky red ribbon.

Maggie said...

A fab bright card today Sue another colour I love red.....but find it hard to use...

congrats to the winners

Maggie H

ang said...

love this border I need it thanks for sharing angxx

Ann said...

Wow this is a striking card- thanks Sue

lorraine (classylady) said...

wow love the tartan and red together,great card Sue

lorraine
xxx

Eileen C said...

I really like the tartan background paper and I really should use it more often being Scottish and a McGregor (well before I was married ha ha). I like how the card hints at being masculine but can be used for the ladies too.
Freedom (to craft that is)
hugs to everyone
Eileen (Edinburgh)

craftylisa said...

lovely bright card,

Jenny, said...

oh wow I sooo love this card

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

A fabulous card Sue love the tartan
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Shirley Ann said...

As usual your card is amazing! Where do you get all your ideas from?

Rosiegirl said...

Hi Sue, I just had to drop you this note to say what a great read you left us reference 'your dad'. I sat with a cup of coffee and read every single word - what a man he must have been. My dad was also 'my hero' and he was so proud when I got a job with the M.O.D. Army. I did 22 yrs with them in Aldershot. I had the best job in the world. Must tell you that I just love watching you on TV and so enjoy receiving your designs each day e-mail. Have made quite a few with my Calibur. Looking forward to going to USA in May - big shop for Spellbinders. Never leave us Sue - you are the Best.
Rosemary from Farnborough, Hants

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card for Scottish friends...beautiful..Be lovely for a christmas card too...

hope your having a great break !

Manx Linda XX

CraftyLoops said...

That sentiment is truly beautiful Sue and the card just as beautiful. Lee x

Paul Chambers said...

Hi Sue

nadine introduced me to your cards and I and amazed , they are wonderful a real pleasure to view and I look forward to see the new ones daily they are absolutely stunning, and look as though a lot of work and effect has gone into making these cards Looking forward to next batch

Paul