Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Nicest Thoughts

Hi there blog friends!  I am not sure what the focal element on this card is, the Persian medallion or the ginormous bow? LOL  I did get a little bit carried away with the bow, I know, but I just love this ribbon!  I hadn't used the brown and ivory ribbon on any of the samples when I made this card so I picked out some card to match it for my card. I know that the colours don't always show up on the blog as they should be, but it's cream and brown today for this card.   I used an embossibility folder on the nude coloured background and lightly sanded it to give it a distressed look. I cut a splendid circle in brown to match my ribbon, then layered up alternating pieces of the circles and the Persian accents and topped it with the smallest of the Persian accents pieces with a pearl to create a medallion type focal element.  I stamped my sentiment using a coffee archival pad.  Using the tag from the Samantha Walker Antique Frame and Accent set, I cut it out and attached it to my bow with some earthtone Bakers Twine.  I used a bit of Tea Dye distress ink to highlight it while it was still in the die template.  I used a bit more Bakers Twine through a brown button for my bow centre.  I finished the card with some pearl swirls top and bottom for a bit of bling and interest.  If you are a "bow person," this may sing to you, if not, I'll try again tomorrow!  All for now, Sue x

164 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the way all the colours go so well together - and that bow - well what can I say. Have a great day.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love todays card, Love the colour, Love the bow, again could be done in different colours for different occassions. I took delivery of loads of new dies yesterday. Did not sleep last night for all the ideas that have been going through my mind, off to play.
Have a great day,
God Bless,

Patricia

Jan said...

Hi Sue, love the card, love the bow, what more is there to say.Just love what you do.x

Герцогиня said...

Good morning Sue!
Beautiful card!

Hellma said...

Sing Sue yes, infact i would say a whole chior at the highest note, LOL love the bow the angle of your topper the color, everything,

Anna Acott said...

Oh how beautiful one you could give to a man. you have converted me to the use of buttons, I can't pass them now without looking at them and always buying a few. keep up the good work

Anna - Yate

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
I love bows on cards, I find they always sing to me. I can't stop myself putting a bow on all my female cards. I feel it never quite looks as nice without a bow be it small or large. In any rate wonderful card as always today.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maryann said...

I´m definitely a bowperson and I love this one he he. Really gorgeous as always hun, I just love it.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Great bow.
Sue

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card and the ribbons are just stunning. I received all the new ones that Sam has in her shop yesterday. I think they really set off the cards. Love Jean x

Lynne M said...

Love the colours, the layout, the dies and what an inspired piece of crafting by using a big bow ( LOL). Great Lol Lynne M

bhavana said...

Love the Brown and Cream, I think these are the colours I love the most!! Great big bow, just love it! More please! You are talented at what you do! Thanks for sharing!

nettie said...

morning Sue the card is lovely, the bow is beautiful mine never look that good iv not used buttons yet may have to get some in, take care jeannette x

YorkshireLass said...

Big bows do it for me everytime - beautiful card as ever!
Sarah

zerena said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, the dies are beautiful and the colour combination is bril, the bow is a great feature to the card as well. I hope that you have got over all your comments yesterday on the purple and gold card, bit like marmite you either love it or hate it ha ha. Zerena.

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sue. Yes I am a bow person and I love the sentiment tag - which I bought on your recent shows. Lovely way of using it. Love the colours too.
Elizabeth x

Crafty mop said...

I love your bows sue x

Anonymous said...

Yet another Fab card to add to my favourites bar. Mabex

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I am definitely with you and the bows and this one really sings out to me! Gorgeous card, Carole Z X

auscrafts said...

good morning Sue ,another lovely card

mags said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Do like this colour combo and that bow is just wow.
Mags
x

Bea said...

another lovely card Sue - the clour scheme is very effective - you have certainly persuaded me that the persian dies should be part of nesties collection!

melanie said...

Just love this card ,colours go really well together ,thanks for showing .Melanie

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
COLOURS LOOK GOOD TOGETHER

hazel said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card, love these dies and that ribbon is gorgeous. Really like the coffee and cream colourways xx hazel

ang said...

morning sue lovely card, love the centre die and the colours thanks for sharing angxx

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue , nothing wrong with this bow in my eyes, the whole card sings to me well done.Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Got to admit that bow is a bit big for my taste but love the colours.

Sandra F said...

Another lovely card Sue.
xx

Linda said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful bow!!! and card of course. Hope you are well and enjoying time with your Mum. Linda x

Rita said...

Fabulous Card and I love the bow. The Persian dies are beautiful and the colours are perfect. Hugs Rita xxx

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I love everything about todays card. hugs x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Well love the colours and the bow finishes the card off perfectly.
The dies are lovely.
joyce.e

Lou said...

Hi Sue Just loved the card. I thought the colour combo was great. You could sent this card to male or female. Which is great because I am always am stuck for mens cards. Those Persian motifs & accents are just great. Keep those wonderful cards coming.

Lou - Surrey

sheila stokes said...

Morning sue, love the card, the bow is fab, and it all works so well together. Sheila x

sheila stokes said...

Morning sue, love the card, the bow is fab, and it all works so well together. Sheila x

hauiline said...

Hi Sue,

again a wonderful card you made in lovely colours.

xxx
Anja
xxx

Kathy said...

Love the colours and layout, the bow is a bit big for me - definitly deserves the g word! Kathy x

Kathy said...

Love the colours and layout, the bow is a bit big for me - definitly deserves the g word! Kathy x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Does this card sing, its a complete choir lol. Love the tones. Wonderful. The dies fit perfectly, two more i have to buy now lol. Thats my excuse lol. ALL YOUR FAULT.lol.Yes strange card for you as not symmetrical but works wonderfully. Bow is up to usual standard perfect. Your card are always peaceful and leave u wanting more. Which we can never have till tomorrow.
Nice work love it.
Born again Spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

ValJ xxx said...

Hi Sue and everyone. I am a bow person. I think one makes an ordinary card special. Not that this is an ordinary card. It's a beautiful creation as usual.

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the bow.

Clare x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a beautiful combination - I love it, reminds me of a large lollipop that looks too good to eat! That may be my imagination playing tricks though! Zo xx

Celina said...

Stunning colours, love the embesslihments too.
Celina - Waterford

Frea said...

Hi SUe, love your today card! Great bow, lovely colours.
Hugs, Frea

Uta said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the dies and the big bow is so beautiful.

Hugs, Uta

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card. Adore that ribbon! Love, Julia xxx

Barbara said...

I just love your bows, the bigger the better. What I like about this blog is that you ask for honest opinions and you get them. You take it on the chin and I hope you dont take it personally! Lets face it your cards are out of this world and totally unique. You inspire us all to get out our dies and stamps and have a go.
I dont come on this blog for prizes or candy I follow it everyday because I love your cards and all the fab ideas you give us. We are all Sue Wilson fans and its nice to be able to give honest opinions without any of the nastiness you get on some sites.
Hope you are having a great holiday and will be back on our screens soon!!!

Carolyn said...

I love this card Sue,i like big bows,and yes this would look fab in different colour combos.Keep them coming.x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. I love the colours and that bow is just perfect.
Frances

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the brown and cream and the way that you have used the dies, but the bow is a little too large for my taste I would have done a smaller one.
Lydia
X

debs said...

Morning sue love today's card I love how you use colours I love the bow and the colours. I got some more of my dies yesterday so I can't wait to play. Keep up the good work cos I love it. When are you back on C&C you've been missed. Have a lovely day. Debs xx

sue said...

Hi sue, I don't think anybody would say anything bad about the bow as it looks fab. Well done on another beautiful and exquisite card x x

AnneRD said...

That is a glorious bow! Like the colour scheme, and the layering of the dies. Anne X

Clai01 said...

I do think the pearly swirls look really effective on the cards, love them!

Maggie said...

Hi Sue rofl the bow is the star for me love that colour, card is great as always and the colours compliment the ribbon sooooo well..I need that ribbon.... :))

Maggie H

jan said...

hi sue, lovely card, love brown and cream,
and that bow,wow! lovely sentiment too.
love jan x

sue said...

Good morning Sue, this card is beautiful and sings to me. I like these colours.
Hope you are enjoying your ime with your mum.
Love Sue M xx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue ...yes I am a bow person so this card is just perfect for me....I love that stripy ribbon...hope it will be back soon any chance of the pink and brown that you used on the Sam poole samples when the chocolate stamps came out?....hope all is well take care Margaret

marg said...

Hello Sue
I seem to be moving toward Samantha Walker designs they are so different !
I love the sentiments too
Love the bow !
Love Marg

moments said...

Well Hi Sue
Love the colours and design I have jusr purchased the persian spellbinders, it seems to be one of your favourites to. What a coincidence I actually made the same colour scheme last night or shoud I say this in the wee hours using the peony dies. Your my first job in the morning sitting in bed with a coffee and looking at your card of the day. Love it.

Lorraine H said...

Super card, love the colours. Lorraine x

Mooffie said...

Morning! This is lovely...I am hoping that nice postie bring me my persian dies today...just itching to go have a play!

Star said...

Beautiful card Sue. I just love the new dies, can't stop playing with them.
I am a very happy bunny today. I managed to get one of the first sets of Moroccan accents and motifs that have finally arrived. Have to admit I did get the last ones they had........ now can't wait for them to arrive.

baconbits said...

Good Morning Sue, Well that bow what can i say its amazing, i to love the striped ribbon.
The whole style of the card sings to me. A very good combo for the males out there.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I think having the positioning of the topper and bow makes this card, wouldn't have created the same effect if just placed centrally up and down.

love from Jackie D

scrapper said...

Love the orientation of this card and the elements all tone together so well.
Colour not good on my screen but I can imagine a lovely brown and gold!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Oh dear yet another card I'll just have to put off doing the housework for while I give it a go. I can't afford these dies at the moment so just have fun adapting your wonderful ideas to use the ones I have got. My christmas wish list is getting bigger and bigger. Can't wait for tomorrows inspiration.
Take care.
Beverley W

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, a great card and I love everything about it, dies, swirls, embossed and sanded card....oh and yes, the bow LOL! Enjoy your day. Hugs Christine H x

Victoria said...

Simply stunning! That ribbon is just gorgeous and it works so well with the layout and colour scheme. A really lovely card.

Ayelet said...

I'm definitely a "bow person", and this card is amazing!

rosiebelle said...

Hi Sue, love brown and ivory cards, think this looks great, the large bow doesn't look overpowering, due to it's duel coloring, must get myself some of that ribbon. Have a good day. Rosemary.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, for any occassion. Yvonne xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Great use of the dies and brown and cream is always good!
Eileen x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I love the whole lay out of this card and will try it in pastels etc as I'm not a great lover of brown:)
Thank you
Lizzie(Serial copycat)xx

maz from bury said...

Hi Sue you never fail to amaze me I love, love all of your cards either on your blog or at c & C
I was stuck for a idea for a 45th wedding so i looked at your masterpieces and decided to go with perisian accents. Thanks for daily blog i will be a keen visitor
Have a brill day
Maz from Bury

jane stillman said...

gorgeous card Sue, and definitely nowt wrong with the bow - luv it x

ToryB123 said...

Hi Sue. Luv luv luv this card. It's very rich and the bow is fab.

Hugs Vicky in Dublin

Arenosa 12 said...

Bow-tastic. Can you do a bow tying tutorial please Sue as mine never ever look this good.

Christine said...

Lovely use of the dies, and the ribbon bow makes it very reminiscent of My Fair Lady. I shall try it in black and white, I think it would be spot on.

Like it very much, thank you Sue.
Christine x

lindyloo12 said...

Another lovely card but then we expect nothing less of you Sue lol!I would like to see it done in different colours as I am sure it would look lovely whichever colours were used.

Ladock girl said...

Hi Sue, I am definately a bow person, love the ribbon, looks great with the card.
Love Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, like CraftygasheadZo I thought of a giant lollipop as soon as I saw it. Sweet themed cards seem to be very much on trend still, but for some reason I find them unsettling. Really like the medallion with the large striped bow though. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Nice card Sue plenty on it but doesn't appear overfussy.

Grimsby Chris

Dawn Louise said...

Love the card and colours, so stylish, the bow whilst gorgeous seems to overpower the rest, but that's just me x have a good day n

Ruthie said...

I absolutely love this card Sue love love love it. All the texture and interest bloomin fabulous.
Well done.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your card is singing to me, sooo pretty love the bow and embossing it's gorgeous!!
Cindylu

Ann said...

I love this the bow is brilliant, I love the ribbon and the button effect. Thanks Sue have a good day.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
cards are getting bigger, as they need to accommodate all the great bows, they are not cards with bows now, more bows with a card, if you get my meaning.

I think they are wonderful as is your card. The ribbon is really lovely and is on my shopping list.

Janet xxx

isobel said...

Good Morning Sue,What a lovely bow, wish I had bought the ribbon, will watch for it coming back. Blessings.Isobel

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

thx 4 all the inspiration im gstting so much use out of my new spellbinders im a happy woman so housework 1st then off into craft room 2 create more fab cards keep the ideas comin if i can find my camera lead will up load sum pics 4 u x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue yes this works for me...
I can't believe how much I have changed my card style with bows and beautiful borders etc., must be something to do with the 'Wilson Magic'

luv
lorraine
xxx

Bean said...

Hi Sue,
Wow,I think the full card in general is the focal point.
Ypu know how to GO LARGE....lol
Beanx

Karen said...

Not usually a brown person but I may be converted. This is a beautiful card, and I do love my buttons and bows xx

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, this card sings to me, beautiful!
Chris

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Lovely colours and card. I have just got these dies and cant wait to use them. Karen x

CraftyJo said...

Hi Sue, I do love most of the card, the colours and the diecuts etc...but I'm not too keen on the bow, sorry :( Then again, I'm am definitely *not* a bow person and I think I'm in the minority here :)

rachel said...

Gorgeous card again Sue - I think I must be a bow person because the card certainly is singing! Rachel x

Claveh said...

I love, love, love it! Love the colours and the dies used, and I guess I am definately a bow person!
Thanks Sue.

salem said...

great card love brown color

salem said...

great card love brown color

salem said...

great card love brown color

Lynnus said...

Hi Sue,
love the bow and the card x

Ita said...

Hi Sue I hope you are enjoying your holiday,the card is "lush" ,rich and warm I am sure the photo does not do it justice
Smiles
Ita

Sue J said...

Love this one. The bow compliments the circle shapes very well. :)

Kathleen said...

another beautiful card sue. don't know where you keep getting the inspiration from.

saw this and thought you might like to see it:
Frosted Nestabilities

Kathleen Mc xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. The bow is fabulous.

lainey said...

yes I know what you mean about the bow, love that ribbon!!! lainey x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Todays card is fab fab fab. Got some of the ribbon from Sam's shop, it arrived last week, I might need to practice to get a bow as perfect as yours. The whole card sings to me it is classy, elegant and warm. Hugs to you and your Mum.
June xx

janet dogs said...

another lovley card trying to make them every day im not quit keeping up

Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
I totally love this card, You are so talented & you really inspire me.Keep up the good work.

Mandy

Su said...

Wo - how do you do it Sue - every card is absolutely fab! Really like the sentiment you've used too.

CathyinMN said...

Love the earthy tones of this card! Great all around card.

Vie Carter said...

Another winner!

Vie
x

gwen70 said...

Hello Sue, you have done it again. Great colours love the card, can't say any more

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another winning card,Ilove it.
Carol x

crafty lady said...

Afternoon Sue, Love the card and love the big bow but then again have you made I card that I wouldnt like to drop through my letter box........ NO would be delighted loved them all. Hugs Fiona P xxx

Anthea said...

Another great card and there's nothing wrong with a large bow, the bigger the better according to me :)
xx

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, the colours and the ribbon are lovely, it reminds me of a gigantic lollipop, lol.
All the cards with the new dies you have made are just gorgeous.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

lilygee said...

Hello Everyone - this is a lovely card Sue with a gorgeous colorway and unforgettable ribbon - I'd love to receive a card like that - the bow gives it that je ne sais quoi.
love lilygee xxx

jimgem83 said...

wow this is beautiful sue , how do you get the middle of the bow to be flat enough to geth the button to sit flat? this is amazing, love it sooooooooooooooooooooo much

Victoria said...

This is singing to me! I love your big bows. Thank you Sue.

Redanne said...

For me, the focal point is most definitely the bow - it is really beautiful. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

Hanneke said...

Wow, lovely card! Love the embossing and the pretty bow! Hugs, Hanneke

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love your card (nothing new there then as I love ALL your cards) lol. Since watching you on Create & Craft, I have now started to use (my much neglected) distress inks on my Spellbinder's. WOW what a difference, even my Hubby has noticed the difference. Bless him he usually give's a little nod to my card's BUT when I showed him the card that I had used the ink's on, he asked me what I had done differently. He even (slightly) accused me of using the credit card to buy new crafting gear (as he calls it) lol. He was delighted to find that I hadn't spent any money at all. So a BIG THANK YOU from me to you for sharing ALL your wonderful idea's & inspiration.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Lexie said...

Absolutely fabulous, Sue! Love, love, love that huge bow!
xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I have just got back from hospital where I had an operation this morning. Now my head has cleared, I had to have my 'Sue' fix for the day!:) This card has certainly lifted me. I love the colours and the bow is stunning. Reminds me of chocolate and cream!
Hugs,Carol S.xx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
It sang to me :D I love the bow it's gorgeous. I love the colours they all blend together beautifully :D xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Now that is what I call a bow, the colours go really well together. As it happens my splendid circles arrived today so I might just have to play for a while.

Love Rosemariexx

May said...

Love, love, love this card the colour, the bow everything about it it sings to me, Hugs May x x x

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I am a bow person and this card does sing to me. Love love love it
Ria

liontamer said...

Love this card ...just beautiful x

PaulineC said...

I don't know which I love the best. The Spellbinders or the ribbon!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue & I adore that ribbon. Hoping they have some at Ally Pally next month. Ann W

Linda said...

Hello Sue, WOW I do so love your bow and the sentiment is gorgeous. I hope you have had a good day.

Hugs
Linda xxx

vanessa said...

Hello Sue, love the card today,I am glad that I managed to get some of this ribbon its lovely, take care vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

hi sue,
now that's what i call a bow,great colour combo many thanx for all your great card ideas,
dolphin66

TAM said...

Loving your card - especially that bow !!!

Jacqui said...

Good evening Sue,
What a stunning card. I absolutely adore the bows on your cards and the use of ribbons. I have just been stocking up on the vintage ribbons whilst waiting for my Parisian accents to arrive. I am looking forward to my first attempt at using them with the vintage ribbons when I have time at the weekend. Love the blogs and inspirations. Thank you so much. Jacqui, Shropshire

gill said...

Not sure about the bow, bit too large for me but I love the persian circles and the colours.I have seen the new bling stamps and wonder if you could stamp and put bling over the top either with cosmic glue or real pearls.
Gill X

Nikbee said...

A fabulous card. I love the bow.
Nikki x

sheila said...

This card reminds me of a beautiful box of handmade chocolates all trimmed off with a beautiful bow.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Inagh said...

Hi Sue
Love the Bow it is fabulous as is the card,another winner
I hope you are having a wonderful time and making the most of your time with your Mom
God Bless
Regards
InaghXX

Lorraine said...

Love this one sue its stunning hun xx

lilysmum said...

Hi there Sue, it seems ages since I last caught up with your blog- unfortunately I met with a bit of an accident which has left me without the use of my crafting arm! thankfully,it is only temporary. However, my stay in hospital meant I didnt get my "you" fix.
A big well done on all your recent creations Sue, and methinks that maybe the bow has the heads up as the focal point on todays card. ;-)) hugs, Theresa.x

angie c said...

love the card and big bow.i reckon if you did that medallion back to back it would make a lovely christmas decoration
Angie c

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Those colours are reminding me of the honeycomb chocolate swirl milk shake I had at Crufts - VERY nice! Love the Persians and that little accent centre with the pearl is such a sweetie. I am definitely a bow person and the one on this card deserves its very own fan club - it's a stunner! Sue x

Helen O said...

Beautiful card Sue, love love love the bow Helen O xxx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Who couldn't love choc brown and cream, they are so lovely together.
I am sorry to say, but I join the minority here and have to say I am not a great lover of the oversized bow (which sounds odd coming from me as I really love my bows!).
I have really fallen in love with these Persian dies, they are so lacy. I have been using the ribbon tag die from these sets to make the aperture/window in my new boxes for my Fancy Stick Pins, and it looks really lovely (You'll see..!).
Hope you are all well.
Regards Linda x

Vicki Sharkey said...

I love bows, what a great card, could be quite masculine too, even with a bow.
Vicki :)

Neha Jain said...

lovely

Jane said...

Don't think the photo does the card justice today Sue, but love the design and the ribbon is beautiful, I have some not used it yet nice to stroke LOL

Jane xx

iReneM said...

Wowee!!
I LOVE this BIG bow, Sue.
Another super creation :)
x

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue I really like this card and the smaller bow looks just fine, thanks as always for all the inspiration you pass on to us.

CraftyLoops said...

Wow. That bow is AMAZING!! And I just love the sentiment too. Beautiful card Sue. Lee x

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Hi Sue,

I love that bow! Beautiful combination.

elaine J

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

Love this! The bow is gorgeous as well as the medallion too!

Chaffinch said...

I have yet to be brave enough to put such large bows on cards.

violetclouds said...

Love that stripy ribbon, it deserves to be seen in a ginormous bow like that ;) Also liking the persian accents, reminds me a bit of the snowflake one I bought before - though not sure it layers up like this. Really great card, its great when there are individual parts that can be examined in minute detail as well as having overall impact!

Rufus said...

Now THAT'S a BOW! Actually I like it..works with the card and the motif.
R/

purplepengi said...

Not so hot on the bows but love the swirls! Guess I am a bling sort of girl!

craftylisa said...

love love love this card especially the ribbon(i love ribbon too lol)

Russelldvlp said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful bow!!! and card of course. Hope you are well and enjoying time with your Mum. Linda x