Friday, 16 March 2012

Friendship Doubles Joy

Good morning craft friends!  Almost an all white card.  I just felt it needed a pop of colour to it, not sure why I picked blue, but blue it was!  My picture isn't the best today and I apologise for that and white is notoriously difficult to get a good shot of anyways.   I started with a background that I embossed with the embossibility folder, then I used my Persian border and embossed it into the side of the piece.  You can see this a bit clearer in the close up.  I then cut a Persian border and added it to the edge with a strip of white glitter card to set it off.  I just thought it would make for a different looking background to this card.  I stamped my sentiment on white card, centred it and then cut it out using the Samantha Walker Antique frame.  I removed the outside frame from the die and added some very small pieces of mounting foam to the back and mounted it in the corner.   I inked the sentiment while still in the die using chipped sapphire distress ink, leaving the centre section with a bit of white showing through.  I mounted this piece a bit higher in the centre of my frame.   I pierced all the way around the edge and added a small mat of the white glitter card  for a bit of extra bling. I needed it as no ribbon today! LOL All for now, Sue x

169 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue,
exquisite card - simple yet stunning. You've done it again and thats what makes you Queen of Cards.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Celina said...

Really pretty and elegant. Hope its as easy to do as you've just explained! LOL xxx celina

Tara Caudell said...

Another absolutely stunning card sue. Love the White on White themes x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

This is gorgeous and the touch of blue really sets it off. I love how you have embossed the border.
Sue x
(Sue Yorkshire/Kenya)

melanie said...

Stunning card done in white ,I used this die the other day for a friends card card done in black and white .Melanie

Missmizog said...

Another stunning card Sue. I absoloutely adore this.
WOW.
Sue

Jan said...

Wow what a stunner. Must have a go at this one Sue.x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Fabulous card Sue, I love the antique frame die.
Chris x

Hellma said...

Love white on white cards, i think they look so elegant and this card is no different, love the touch of blue.

Anonymous said...

'morning, Sue, this is a super card
I love the embossing using the die.. and then using the die to cut the same shape technique.Mabex

YorkshireLass said...

Exquisite - sometimes white just does the trick and certainly in this case!
Sarah x

Granny Ado said...

I love this. The little dash of colour makes it really interesting.

Carole Z said...

Another stunning white on white..it's funny, when I add a touch of colour to an all white card I usually go for this blue too! Love it, Carole Z XX

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card today. How did you contain yourself not to put a bow on it. LOL. I would have been extremely tempted as I love bows. But hey it's really fabbbb as usual. I love the idea of using the dies to emboss the card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Arenosa 12 said...

Morning Sue, I do love your white on white cards and this is another gorgeous one.

Vicki Sharkey said...

A stunning card Sue, could imagine this as a wedding card.
Definitely want to make something similar. Thanks
Vicki

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, love this card, elegant and stylish, and I to love white for a sophicated look. All the best Zerena.

AmeliaK said...

What a beautiful card. Love the cleaness of white on white with just a pop of colour. Am at GNPE tomorrow so hope to see some Spellbinders dyes to try and have a go. x

mags said...

Lovely elegant card.
Mags
x

veronica said...

simply stunning

auscrafts said...

Good morning Sue,white on white is beautiful

Ger said...

Very pretty, love white on white. Ger x.

Karen said...

Saw this on C and C amd loved it. It looks so stylish. xx

Lynnnus said...

Stunning again! Very frosty in blue and white, will be fab for Christmas x

crafty lady said...

Morning Sue, wow wow wow I love white on white this is so elegant and would do for any occasion . Will need to try this one too, you are so talented and kind sharing with us inspirational that what you are. Hugs Fiona P xxx

Jo said...

Wow Sue, this is gorgeous.

Jo x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
so very pretty and white embossed looks so expensive, u think weddings but will do for any occasion, Yes have to get into the glitter card makes a statement in its self opulence and that's without a bow. wonderful card. Just got labels 25, working my way through the new dies, want damask, Persian, circle, oblong, and the frame greedy aren't I lol. Everyone BEEDS these lol. Managed to persuade two twitter fans to buy your dies with the watch the birdie card i did. Am i on commission lol?!?!?!
born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Clare said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the look of all white cards.

Clare x

bhavana said...

Such a beautiful elegant card! Just see myself doing this for a wedding! If you had added a bow, I dont think it would distract from the main card! So bow or no bow would be the question?? lol

hauiline said...

Hi Sue,

my first thought this morning when I saw your card was 'no ribbon on this one' ... after very big to very small ;).
A wonderful card this is anyway I love this white on white style.

xxx
Anja
xxx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love it, love it, love it. What else is there to say but love it.
Have a good day
Lydia
X

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, you're so good at piercing, I always end up ging Wonky and the ruler slips, ha

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a pretty and elegant card. hugs

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue, love the idea of embossing and then cutting the border, think we forget all the variations these dies have. xx hazel

Crafty mop said...

Love the contrast fab x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue,a stunning card and once again you solve my problem! Just planning a wedding card so white with just a tiny bit of blue is ideal. Think I may have to have a bow on it though! Just love the Persian border. Kathy x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue,a stunning card and once again you solve my problem! Just planning a wedding card so white with just a tiny bit of blue is ideal. Think I may have to have a bow on it though! Just love the Persian border. Kathy x

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous! Love, Julia xxx

iReneM said...

Oh my word!! This is stunning, Sue.
The embossing is absolutely wonderful.
x

Ali W said...

Morning Sue, what, no bow, I don't believe it! Only joking, it's a beauty as ever. Yes, I would like to know too, how you keep the piercing so straight and even, what's your secret, I can never get it looking as good as you do. Take care Alison :)

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue, Oh my goodness its a truly beautiful card ,i think the embossed border really sets it off . Thank you Elaine H X

Ruthie said...

What an inspired design, you were out of the box on that day.

Adele said...

Fabulous card Sue, I adore white on white or anything monochromatic, so elegant.
Thank you for the inspiration
Hugs
Adele

Ayelet said...

Beautiful and elegant card

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue lovely card so clean looking

Anthea said...

Love white on white cards the simplicity is stunning. Sue you have yet again come up with an amazing card. xxx

Maryann said...

An amazing card again Sue, and I really love it. it looks so elegant with the entire white and just the little blue tpo pop out on it. Absolutely gorgeous work again hun.

debs said...

Stunning card so I really love this one this is my kind of card its so elegant. Will have to have ago. keep up the good work hope you are enjoying your time with your mum. Take care Debs xx

Jane said...

Ho Sue this card is so Beautiful truly amazing, I love white cards the blue just give it that finishing touch AMAZING.

Jane xx

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. Very elegant.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, I think this card really demonstrates why your cards are so special. You have use some of my favourite dies and the use of the die to just emboss, echoing the edge, is just lovely. Anne x

Sue J said...

That is just stunning. Pure and simple class card. :)

Linda said...

No Ribbon! Hi Sue, a beautiful card, even without the ribbon. Linda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love it.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

ValJ xxx said...

Morning Sue and everyone. What a lovely restful card. I love white on white.

bluebell said...

hello sue hope you are having a nice time in America. loving your cards,i have nearly finish anothe type of yours. i carnt do one every day,as my pond and garden,and bedding plants take time,but i keep going. any news when you will be on create and craft againe,as i know you look after your mum to. say hello to herefor,from acrros the pond love bluebell-flowerwood.

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love how you emboss the die into the card its so effective,
I like all of this card !
Love Marg

Uta said...

Your card looks so pretty. I love the white allover with the blue highlight.

Hugs, Uta

hazel said...

A beautiful elegant card - I love it.
xxx Hazel.

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue I love this card sooooooooooooooo much, and so will my daughter who's birthday is coming up soon, as blue and white are her favourite colours. this would be brilliant as a wedding card too. It looks perfect just as it is!

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I think the simple cards that you are the best for me, I just love them. Thanks yet again for the inspiration. Best wishes, Leslet x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and the sentiment also with two different embossing ways that meet. A must for me to have ago lol!
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Sandra F said...

A simply stunning card Sue.
xx

Janet said...

Love this one Sue.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, White always looks so ellegant another beautiful card.

Have a good weekend,

Love Rosemarie xxx

Ann said...

This is stunning I love the white on white - so tasteful. Thanks Sue

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue Love white cards, they always look so elegant and just a touch of colour really sets it off. Love Jean x

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's stunning, Sue. Love the white with that hint of blue, my fav colour combo. Inspirational design as always. Zo x

Victoria said...

I love white on white and this is no exception. Gorgeous!

sheila stokes said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the clean simple look, stunning. Sheila. x

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Such Elegance, I love the white on white, fabulous job!!
Cindylu

sue said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love the white and that touch of blue, just beautiful. How do you do it, I have trouble making one card and you make one for each day - amazing.
Hugs Sue M xx

Lexie said...

I love this card so much! I adore white on white and adding that hint of blue has made it pop. Absolutely beautiful.
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Yes another winner for me, you are amazing, you never run out of ideas. Yvonne xx

Lelly Jelly said...

Love all white cards and blue is my favourite colour so this has to be good!x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue...love the card white is so classy.....that boarder is so lovely!....but what no ribbon! LOL... hope you have a lovely weekend are you home soon? take care Margaret

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is very elegant and beautiful card.
Eileen x

tar said...

Wow Sue
I have been following you on Create and Craft for some time now and only recently discovered your blog log on every day to check out your new creations and just love this one beautiful i ahve a wedding card to do and this would be perfect.
Tracey Aberdeen Scotland

rachel said...

absolutely stunning Sue - I love all white cards but that touch of blue is just great xx

Pat said...

Love this card. So delicate and pretty. The touch of blue is just right
Pats

Felicie said...

Very pretty and elegant card.
I love it.
Felicie

Lorraine H said...

Beautiful - I love white on white - and the touch of blue is perfect. Lorraine x

Redanne said...

I think the touch of blue gives it a very striking appearance and lifts the card, although I do like all white too.

Christine said...

A classic style, and subdued colour scheme, love it.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

May said...

Such a elegant card Sue, beautiful creation! Hugs May x x x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I love white on white cards, I make quite a few. Love that little "Pop" of blue on yours today.
I am going to have a go at emossing the border, have not done that yet.
Have a great day,

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely Card. So many different things to look at. With Love & Light Theresa. H

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, So sophisticated with a touch of colour too.
Carol x

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I love the touch of blue and just by changing the colour used a very useful design for all occassions
Thanks for sharing
Maggie H :)

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful, serene card. And no ribbon!:) Stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Appreciate your blog - thank you! X

Anonymous said...

Comment 91 from Belinda. X

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful design Sue, I don't know where you get all your ideas from? Thanks, Ann W

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, quite simply stunning

Inagh said...

Hi Sue
another WOW card stunning
Love white cards
Regards
Inagh x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a beautiful card, spellbinder really work with an all white theme I think.
Janet

Anonymous said...

It's just sooooooo pretty, I love the cleanness of it

She x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue, Chilly one here,
Love the simplicity of this card, the piece of glitter card makes such a difference.
Enjoy the Florida sunshine,
Crafty Hugs,
Sandra x

Vie Carter said...

Stunning card Sue

Vie
x

Vie Carter said...

Stunning card Sue
Vie
x

Claveh said...

I love the ones that are a simple white with an element of colour, just beautiful.
Thank you.

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Just 3 words elegant sophisticated stunning. Lol Ann

Joesgrandma said...
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Joesgrandma said...

So much talent Sue Its lovely

Cazann49 said...

Beautiful card as always Sue..Love all your inspirations each day!!...xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, White on White is soooooo elegant, wish that my piercing was a good as yours lol. I have a wedding card to make thank you for some inspiration. Have a lovely weekend with your Mum.
Hugs June x

Helen O said...

Very lovely Sue, you have made a few almost all white cards over the past few months and I always find them stylish and beautiful, I think its the different textures and layers you use, thank you Helen O xxx

Frea said...

Hi Sue, this is such a chic card, love it!! Hugs, Frea

Ita said...

WOW WOW Sue this card is very elegant,and I love the touch of blue I would be very proud of this card if I was you,my hubby who is big into photographing ,suggests ro but a strong colour ,card or anything behind your card when you are taking a photo,it will make your card stand out on your blog.I hope i am explaining this the right way.
Smiles
Ita

FIND TIME 2 CRAFT said...

This white on white theme always seems to work. I need to try this embossing the die onto the card rather than cutting it, looks good.
Missing the bow though!

Hugs....Wendy

lainey said...

I love tone on tone a beautiful creation Sue :) lainey x

Sheila H said...

What a beautiful card.The hint of blue really lifts it.Thank you Sue.x

Sharon said...

Hi Sue,

This is a simply beautiful card. I love white on white, it fits most occasions and is so elegant. I am really looking forward to trying this technique.
Hugs Sharon

ang said...

lovely I love your all white cards thanks for sharing angxx

Christine Hussey said...

The white on white cards are always stunning. A truly beautiful card. Your talent is exceptional Sue. Hugs Christine H x

Dawn said...

I love your white cards, simple but striking Dawn x

SHIRLEY ANN said...

TODAYS CARD, SIMPLE BUT STILL STUNNING

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

jimgem83 said...

wonderful card sue, as always x x gemma

Jane Taylor said...

Hi Sue,

I love white on white.....so elegant and simply 'stunning'

Love Jane x

joy said...

Hi Sue
fantastic card now we know why you are the queen of spellbinders.
joyce.e

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning, it took my breath away Sue. I lovr all your white cards. Hugs Rita xxx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. I have not done a whole white card yet but am about to for a friends wedding card. Thanks for the inspiration
Ria

jan said...

hi sue, stunning card, I love all white cards, but that flash of colour is just enough
love jan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely sophisticated card. Did the first lot of embossing not get squashed when you later embossed the border or have I read that wrong?
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Love white on white really elegant. The blur really sets it off. Thanks once again.
Grimsby Chris

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

nettie said...

hi sue very elegant love it

Lynne M said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it. just rec'd my dies and spent all day sorting them out. Ready to play now, my arm had better behave now as I have so many ideas for cards. Lol Lynne M

Craftychris said...

So gorgeous! I love white cards and the blue just gives it that little bit extra! xx

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

Beautiful! Love the border & the embossing. The frame and splash of blue is perfect! Makes it just pop!

Barbara said...

White on white is my favourite but like the little splash of colour!!!

Hanneke said...

What a lovely elegant card! Love all the texture and white! Hugs, Hanneke

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. A stunning card. I like how you just emboss with dies and not always cut with them. Karen x

Lindyloo said...

Good evening Sue,
Isn't this sentiment so true. Everything in life that brings us joy is always better and bigger if we can share it with someone else and when we are sad, there is nothing better than a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen. This sentiment may be short but it is packed with alot of meaning.
Well, another triumph here today Sue. I think the reason I like this one so much is the sublety of the bling. Not in your face and it doesn't overshadow the beautiful embossing. A real winner for me.
Hope you are having a wonderful time with mum in the US of A.
Take care Linda x

baconbits said...

The Queen of Cards has cast herspell again. This card is simply the best. This layout can be used for any occasion just by changing the sentiment.
Love love love it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love this card its so elegant

Bean said...

Hi Sue ,

I was working today so had to wait all day to get home and log on to your blog.
Well worth waiting for.I just love your white cards....so peaceful.
Beanx

sheila said...

Simple but beautifully constructed
I like the little touch of colour

purplepengi said...

Loving today's card Sue, I wish I had your creativity!

purplepengi said...

Loving today's card Sue, I wish I had your creativity!

HiggiSue said...

Simply beautiful .... nothing. more to say...

Living with M.E said...

love this one. tone on tone is great but with the bit of inking round the sentiment making it stand out.


will def be borrowing this idea wow

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving the touch of blue with all that white.

TAM said...

Another stunner Sue - white on white always works for me and with that hint of blue its fabulous

Ladock girl said...

Love it. Love it. Love it. I do like the white on white cards and nearly all white cards that you do Sue.
Lots if love Linda xxx

salem said...

love white on white lovelly card

Elaine said...

Wow I love how you emboss with those borders I must try that it looks super Hugs Elaine

kathywoo said...

I love getting in from work to see what you have created, this is just lovely!x Kathywoo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love your white on white cards with just a touch of colour. So elegant. You always get it just right.
Carol at Henlow

gill said...

The embossing on the card is beautiful. I haven't yet tried embossing only with dies must give it a go.
Gill

Su said...

Elegant, gorgeous, tasteful.... in other words it's lovely! Love the effect by embossing as well as cutting the border and again another lovely sentiment!

Sue Parish said...

Very beautiful, very elegant. Another one I would like to see in the flesh, so to speak - so hoping it might be with you at Ally Pally next month. Sue x

yorkie said...

This has got to be one of my favourite of your cards
White on white looks great and I love the bit of colour
Yours Theresa xx

Victoria said...

Such an elegant card. Almost all white but very elegant.

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
This is anotherof my favourite cards. Absolutely fab.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue...another wow card, its so sophisticated, has given me an ideas for a wedding card..many thanks
I just don't know where you get all the ideas from x :-)

hugs....Manx Linda

PaulineC said...

Nobody does white cards as well as you do Sue.

Bernadette m-s said...

Really elegant card Sue
So quiet and understated.
A white card by you Sue is such a joy to look at
Best wishes
Bernadette (feather lady)

Vivien said...

Wow! Another wonderful white on white card. I love all your cards,the white ones are my favourites though. Due to your inspiration I have just purchased my first spellbinders and made a
40th Anniversary card for my friend.Of course it's white on white with a hint of red.Thanks.
Love Vivien x

scrapper said...

Such an elegant card and so useful for many occasions - lovely

yorkshiresue said...

Oh Wow Sue, I do love the white on white.
I had a go a while ago for a birthday and it did look good
Love
Sue
XXX

elkeartsandcrafts said...

WOW! Such elegance. The touch of blue is perfect. This has to be my current favourite.

Elaine J

lilysmum said...

this is simply beautiful sue, thank you for sharing. best wishes, theresa

lilysmum said...

this is simply beautiful sue, thank you for sharing. best wishes, theresa

craftylisa said...

hi sue this card looks so sophiticated just stunning ,sometimes i think less is more.

jeanette hancock said...

stunning card. this is going to be the first i try to recreate. Thankyou for all the inspiration you give to us.
With love
Jeanette
xx

yvonne (seom) said...

oh yes this is right up my ally love it

Donna B said...

The only word for this card is Fabulous................xx