Thursday, 15 March 2012

Just Because

Hi guys!  From the biggest bow ever yesterday to the tiniest bow today!  See I can change!  It doesn't always have to have a ginormous bow ( I just like them to!) LOL  I had to come back to the lattice motifs and border accents today.  I started with a piece of October Afternoon background paper in a black and pale yellow pattern.  I cut four borders and edged the paper with them, cutting them all down slightly to fit.  I glued them down so the outside straight edge formed a frame for my card.  I added to offset corners for interest.  I cut one of the Lattice Motifs in yellow and mounted it with a bit of 3D foam pieces.  I stamped my sentiment on to a lighter yellow and cut it out.  I mounted it in the centre of my motif and drew some faux stitching lines with a fine tipped black pen to it and to the edge of the lattice motif.  I added three small black pearls below my sentiment.  I made a tiny bow from black vintage ribbon and added it to the top of my motif.

I pierced all the way around the edge of the card and finished it with some offset mats.  Very simple and easy to recreate.  A change of sentiment and it could be for any occasion.  All for now, Sue x

152 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Sue and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jan said...

Never thought of turning my boarders around to make a frame and wonder which others it will work with? Lovely card as always Sue.x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Great card as usual.
I like this idea of using the borders more, must just try this.
Have a great day,
God Bless,

Patricia xx

Герцогиня said...

Hi
Beautiful card Sue!

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue,
love your lattice work and what you have done with the borders - they are so versatile aren't they? Thanks for your inspiration.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Maryann said...

So beautiful card here again today Sue, and this bow is just really cute too, but also the colors are awesome and so it the lattice patttern. All is really gorgeous and you sure knows, how to mix things, so they looks their best. Such a wonderful job done here, it´s gorgeous work hun.

Missmizog said...

Wonderful card. We just are so spolt.
Sue

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue! Lovely card and the colours are beautiful...I love using border dies as frames as well,
Carole Z X

lestim said...

I really do like the lattice design, it has such versitality. I also like very much the pale yellows as a lovely contrast. I am such an admirer of yours. Thanks again Sue. When are you back on our screens? Best wishes, Lesley x

YorkshireLass said...

Very Pretty card Sue - Your lattice dies are so versatile - they tend to find their way onto most of my cards at the moment (except the vintage motorbike ones of course lol)
Can't wait to see what you come up with next.....
Sarah x

bhavana said...

Beautiful, stunning card! Love the colours, and the small bow, even though big would have been fine too!!
Thanks for sharing!

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, love the paper you have used, I have your dies but never used them butyour inspiration is always here, and i,d like to thankyou for that.

auscrafts said...

Very Pretty card Sue

happy2craft said...

Morning Sue,
This card definitely shows how versatile your lattice dies are, simply stunning Sue. I love it, and the dies, keep them coming, lol.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

ang said...

lovely as always, like the borders idea angxx

melanie said...

So elegant you are so insperational thank you .Melanie

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, love the way you have used the borders as a frame what a great idea. The colours go so well and the little bow is so sweet. Thank you for your inspiration wonderful lady. Hugs Christine H x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD YOUR DIES

Julia Watts said...

I love the frame that the Lattice Borders create. Fab card! Love, Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card with the borders adding lots of interest, no need to be looking for embellishments to fill spaces up the dies do it so well. thanks again mabex

Carolyn said...

Beautiful card today again Sue,just loving your lattice dies.x

Ali W said...

Just beautiful Sue, love it, the borders look great as frames, I'm off to try it. Alison :)

sheila stokes said...

good morning sue a beautiful card as always love the colours and lattice. Sheila. x

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue, i think your background papers are spot on, { where do you get them from } Love the Lattice and the small bow , another great card.Thank you Elaine H X

Karen said...

Lovely card,Sue, the perfect way to test out my new lattice dies.

Heather said...

Good morning Sue you will be surprised to hear that I love this card ( I have yet to see one I don't like) lol. I have copied you using the lattice border and I have also used other dies and they all look great. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your ideas.
hugs x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card love the colours I've got to get your dies next when I have the funds. When are you going to be back on C&C. Take care. Debs xx

angie c said...

took me ages to try and see how you had done this card without reading the write up first.....had to read to find out lol
angie c

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I really like your lattice dies. Are we going to see any more designs from you soon? You seem to have an eye for what crafters want. Karen x

Jane said...

Yellow is never a first choice for me, but this card look so elegant, your dies look amazing.

Jane xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Simply lovely love every thing about the card.
joyce.e

Celina said...

Lovely, just lovely. I will have to try this.
Celina - Waterford

Sandra F said...

Great card as usual Sue.

xx

zerena said...

Hello Sue, like the card. A naked bow I see ha ha. Thanks for the different ideas of using these dies. All the best Zerena.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.

Clare x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card. Love how you've used the borders, must check which other ones work this way. Kathy x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card. Love how you've used the borders, must check which other ones work this way. Kathy x

rosiebelle said...

Like the use of the Lattice borders on this one Sue, and that little black bow just finishes this card off. the colours are great too. Have a good day. Rosemary.

Linda said...

Hi Sue, the way you mix and match dies is amazing. Another beauty!Linda x

Lin W said...

One day i would love to be as good as you Sue.
Here's living in hope
Lin xx

Clai01 said...

The lattice looks great , what a wonderful invention dies are and embossing folders and the Grand Calibur.. how did we manage without them I wonder?

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Now this is my type of bow I do prefer them smaller. Love everything about this card.
Lydia
X

Frea said...

Goodmorning, well I must say, I did love the big bow, but this card is just as stunning as yesterdays'. Hugs Frea

sandra(misty) said...

Morning sue love the card just love hour dies hoping to get them next month

iReneM said...

Magnificent!! Sue.

x

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous! Love the colors and shapes you've used! Hugs, Hanneke

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbbb card as usual. Sadly I couldn't afford your dies when aired on tv. But maybe next time they are on. Because I would love to create with them. Your designs are always really lovely when you use them.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Not too sure about these colours but thanks for the idea about making a frame with the border dies, I must try that.
Frances

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love your dies and this card is stunning. love Jean

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, The boarders make lovely frames, and the colours are good together, you can do so much with your lattice dies

Love Rosemariexxx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. Your border dies make such a lovely frame, and the off-set mats are so effective. Anne x

CraftyJo said...

Very cute - I love today's bow :)

sue said...

Morning Sue, I like this colour combination, you always have such an eye for colours. I have the lattice dies so I will try this one in another colour. Fabulous.
Love Sue M
xx

Marie-Louise said...

A very useful pretty card.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another superb card. I must try to use my borders more. Hugs, Carol S.xx

ValJ xxx said...

Morning Sue and everyone. What a beautiful card and in my favourite colours as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Very nice i really like the lattice dies, will have to save up for them. Yvonne xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,

A very beautiful card, even with the smaller bow.
I have used your Lattice dies, so offten, they are very versatile.
Janet

Rita said...

Fabulous card Sue. I think I need to get these dies. You certainly get us to think out of the box as I never would have thought of doing borders like this. Happy Crafting. Hugs Rita xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card as always used your lattice borders to make my daughters birthday card for yesterday she loved it.
Hope your still enjoying your break.
nancyd x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love how you have framed your card with your die's. I guess ALL crafter's out there will now be looking at their spellbinder's in a whole new light, I am certainly going to have a good luck through my (ever growing) collection, to see if I can come up with more uses/idea's to create with them.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Ann said...

This is great Sue, thank you

jimgem83 said...

morning sue, great card as always

Anthea said...

What a clever idea on how to use the borders, you are just to good Sue...must try this out. Love the colours as well.xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another really nice card and like others, using the dies as a border is such a clever idea and looks so good. Really thick fog has now given way to sunshine fortunately as I'm away to my mum for a week for Mother's day and her birthday but will also manage to go to London Olympia for the Stitch and Craft show - more spending!!Hope you are enjoying your time with your mum

love from Jackie D

marg said...

Hello Sue
That is a warm card the colours compliment the dies...lovely
love Marg

Christine said...

A clever use of die cuts, I need to look at mine more! Said so many times, and thought even more - you're an inspiration Sue! Thank you.

Christine x

Karen said...

Wow your die cut collection must be huge and you make fantastic cards every time. Not got any borders, but they are on my wish list! Thanks for sharing.

Victoria said...

Great idea on how to use borders. I really like the corners in another colour. Lovely card and an elegant bow!

Elaine said...

Lovely sue , as I visit more blogs I am seeing more and more of "your" dies being used in , each card looks stunning Sue, you are so clever.I like this one even with your tiny bow.
Hugs Elaine

Dawn Louise said...

Mornin sue, another fabulous creation, I like how the two corners draw the eye across the card x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous Card. It really showcases your beautiful dies. I love the colours and layout & bet that it would still look great without a bow (for the men in my life) or with a really big bow (for my Mum). With Love & Light Theresa. H

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
another one that sings. It is great for any occasion and suit either gender.Love stitching round the middle of this one or thread thin ribbon as u designed the holes seems a shame to waste them. Sometimes the simplest are the best.Less is more. Just done a buckle card with this die. Having great fun with these dies. Cant wait for the next designs. What are you up to?!?!?!?!
Born again #spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you have used the borders on this card and your die looks amazing in the middle. Another gorgeous card.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a pretty card with so many layers and texture. Inspirational as always. Zo x

scrapper said...

Like the frame you created using the borders - very smart

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I di prefer the smaller bow And love the lattice.

jane stillman said...

Love it Sue, off to try it in different colourway x

Felicie said...

Stunning card Sue.I love your dies.

Pinky said...

Morning! Really like the effects you get with your lattice dies...haven't managed to save up for them yet but your inspirational cards are definately making my credit card twitch!! Also never seem to get the piercing as neat as you do especially at the corners...even using the design ruler...any tips??
Vicki x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card as usual. Thank you for the idea of using the borders to make a frame. Your lattice dies are so versatile, love them. The corner elements draw your eye into the card, the colours are fabulous. Hugs to you and your Mum.
June xx

May said...

Beautiful card as always, love the colour combo!! You are fab! Hugs May x x x

salem said...

love the lattice reminds me of summer

Anonymous said...

I love these dies of yours Sue, will have to treat myself to these. The card is stunning too. Ann W

Lizzie said...

Hi sue
I went wow when saw this card as i just done similar for a mum day card but in pinkish and white LOL! (will send a pic)
I do love this colour combo and the tiny bow is so cute
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, I may 'copy' this using a different colour scheme for my friend who has a special birthday coming up!
Chris

crafty lady said...

Hi Sue, love how you have used the dies to make a frame, really like the colours too. Have a good day, Hugs Fona P xxx

Uta said...

The card is so pretty. I love the colors.

Hugs, Uta

rachel said...

very pretty xx

Claveh said...

I needed a card to cheer me up and this has been just the job. Thank you.

Meg said...

I love this one! I have some nice paper and the lattice dies so I'm good to go!!!!! Thank you for another beauty! Meg xxxx

gwen70 said...

Lovely colours Sue, gorgeous card

Ita said...

Hi Sue does your brain for designs ever stop working lol,you come up with so many fantastic ideas to use all the dies.I just love this card
Smiles
Ita

lainey said...

your dies look great Sue!!! lainey x

janet dogs said...

another lovley card my lattice dies came so i can have a try

Donna B said...

I love the colours on this card Sue

Again another beautiful card

Donna xxx

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Fabulous idea with the borders and such a beautiful card!!
Cindylu

all750n said...

I just love 'Just Because' cards, we shouldn't need an excuse like a birthday to send a card. Allison

CraftyLoops said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, I love the overall design. Stunning. Lee x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for yet more inspiration. Like the use of borders.
Grimsby Chris

vanessa said...

Afternoon Sue, yet again another lovely card, take care vanessa xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the colours and especially like the background paper.
Eileen x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

hi Sue
Do u do ur pricking by eye or do u have a grid lovely card by way gonna try this 2 nite
thx

Lorraine H said...

Lovely card Sue. My lattice dies arrived yesterday so am having a "Lattice Day". Just love them! Lorraine x

nettie said...

stunning card x

Maggie said...

Hi Sue great card and a cute bow lol, really love using these lattice dies too!

Maggie H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely LOVE this card.I'm like the other Jan never thought about turning the borders around to make frames - must have a go.
God Bless JanNxx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue...wow this is lovely I have been playing with your dies and having so much fun making a mothers day card!....going to try the felt flowers next...fingers crossed....take care margaret

elkeartsandcrafts said...

I like the colours and the centre of the card, but I am not keen on the added borders, as I think it makes it look unbalanced. sorry!

elaine J

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

So pretty! Love how you made that border. It case the center die perfectly!

Lexie said...

Gorgeous...though a big bow would have looked fab too, lol.
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Guess what arrived this morning whilst I was at work and guess what I'm doing tonight - yay your motifs and borders arrived. With a Mothers day card to make for Sunday this couldn't be better.Thank you for the inspiration.
Beverley W

Chaffinch said...

This has given me an idea for a Mother's Day card - Just love the way your cards kick my brain into gear.

lilygee said...

Love that framing with those accent pieces - a wonderful card Sue - really want to make one similar.
love lilygee
xxx

jan said...

hi sue, another lovely card, love the colours, and your right the bow doesn't have to be huge.
love jan x

Anonymous said...

Just love this card Sue, my fav colours.....I thought it was a lattice sheet at the back at first, but then realised it was the borders connecting..looks really effective.Will be having a good go at that one!!

Hugs....Manx Linda

mags said...

Lovely card and colour combo Sue. Like the frame you have created.
Mags
x

yorkshiresue said...

Your lattice dies are DEFINITELY a must have.
Card is so lovely
Love
Sue
XXX

Lorraine said...

this is stunning huni love the colours xx

Su said...

Another great card Sue, take the bow off and you've got a man's card - we all know how difficult it is to make them!!! lol

Soop x

Inagh said...

Hi Sue another fab-U-lous card
thanks for sharing
Regards
InaghX

Lynnus said...

Sue,
another stunner, keep them coming x

hazel said...

Afternoon Sue, so love the dies you designed they look fabulous. Hope you are going to designing some more in the not too distant future. xx hazel

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue, Linda xxxxx

Christine Faulkner said...

Love the card.The lattice dies are my all time favourites when are you going to design some more sue.

PaulineC said...

The lattice work on your dies is just gorgeous.

Ayelet said...

Lovely card for any occasion.

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card, changed the bow to yellow and it would make a great easter card

Vie
x

sheila said...

Another elegant card, I think your dies are so flexable, but always produce something beautiful

baconbits said...

Hi Sue,
Using the boarders as frames is a wonderful idea willbe going and looking at my boarders to see which others can do the same.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x
Tiny bows are very cute..

Sue J said...

Love this card and how you have used the border. :)

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous Sue.Love your colour combination.

Vicki Sharkey said...

What a stunning card Sue. I just love your lattice designs, the are so different to the other dies out there. I always try to work out how you make a card before reading how you actually did it, you got me fooled on this one with turning the corners into frames - clever.
Vicki

Joesgrandma said...

Scrumptious as per usual Sue XX

Teresa said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. The borders make it really stand out and I love the colours. Thanks for sharing. Teresa xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, What a very useful card! Definitely one I can envisage making several times over for different people and occasions. Lovely just as it is, it would also be very suitable for men's cards (maybe changing the little bow for a simpler knot or perhaps a button & twine). For something like Mother's Day I would change at least one of the corner accents for flowers - and the bow might grow!! But I wouldn't change anything else because it's such a super design and it's one I just know I'm going to love trying. Many many thanks for your wonderful inspiration, Sue x

Barbara said...

Love those dies, you can do so much with them. Like the small bow but love the big ones!!!

lilysmum said...

nice card sue, love the colours,tho personally would have liked a slightly larger bow. here's hoping all is well with you.hugs, theresa

Victoria said...

I've bought you Lattice Motifs and Accents and can't wait to try them out. Great inspiration as always.

Joan said...

Absolutley lovely Sue loved the colours you used also I love your lattice design not using anything else at mo x

violetclouds said...

I love the way you have used the borders to make a frame around the spellbinder, and just a little teeny bow so that your lattice work is shining through the whole piece. Really nice.

Helen O said...

Beautiful Sue, your dies are so versatile and stunning, a small bow is just right to compliment the card, I smiled its like yesterdays bow had a baby, I always find yellow a hard colour to work with, but it looks stunning with black. Thank you for the inspiration Helen O xxx

Jenny, said...

Ooo love it, so pretty

Rufus said...

Yellow is not one of my favorite colors, so I don't use it that often. You've managed to make it look fantastic! I like your "baby" bow as well, if it was the same ribbon I'd think that yesterday's bow had become a Mama!
R/

Anonymous said...

Stunning, beautiful colour comination, what a lovely frame the lattice boarder makes.
Best wishes Edwina

hazel said...

What a fabulous card, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Lynne M said...

Love the card even the iddy biddy bow. Lol Lynne M

purplepengi said...

I always look forward to seeing what you design you have come up with for the day! I just wish I was as good as you!

Mena said...

Brilliant card yet again sue,the colours are beautiful and different.little bow is lovely.xxxx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I missed this post, I am totally messed up this week, the days are flying past and I am not able to keep up with them.
Anyway, I had to come back and write about your card as I love it so much.
The borders frame the central motif perfectly and the effect is quite stunning. I think twisted vines and mini flowers draping down from the top corners would be another fab use of this layout. This is where the Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms would look really good. Also I think this layout could be used for an Easter card with the central motif being the egg. A really versatile layout I must say and one I will definitely have to adapt.
This card shows off your dies perfectly.
Regards and best wishes Linda x

craftylisa said...

love this card and i love your dies too.

miislucky said...

I really love the lattice look of this card! It is really a very pretty card again, Sue....big smiles. Mimi