Friday, 9 March 2012

Persian Motifs and Accents

Hello crafty friends! Thank you so much for your comments left on yesterday's post.  They were so open, honest and emotional, coming from your hearts. The support was overwhelming and truly made what could have been a very hard day for me, one that was truly memorable.  The "Life Lessons" seemed to be especially touching to most of you and I have decided that I will reprint it on my blog every March 8th in honour of my Dad.  Lest we forget those things in life, a yearly boost should help us stay focused on what is truly important in our lives.  Again, thank you so much for allowing me to share a personal side of my life with all of you.
   Today is one of my favourite cards that has been done in a simple, not too over the top manner.  No large ribbons or bows, no flowers, nothing too terribly sparkly.  You are probably even wondering if I actually made this card as the only real tell tale sign of that is the piercing around the edges, huh?  Yes I did and I really like to use the dies to simply emboss in to the card sometimes as it gives a really nice detail for the eye to wander around.  These Persian Motifs do exactly that since they are beautifully detailed and rich looking.  I thought I would have the embossing start off the card a bit so it almost looks like an afterthought.  While the die was still in place, I used some antique linen distress ink to highlight the embossed detail and bring it out a bit more.  I cut two of the Persian accent borders to go across the card, separating the sentiment from the focal element.  I offset the border so that the more ornate part showed on both border dies.  I stamped my sentiment underneath in the corner in black archival ink.  I added a large black rhinestone swirl to the top of the card rising up from the borders to the far corner.  A final bit of piercing around the edge framed and finished it for me.  I know that the colours don't always come across in the correct way so just to let you know this card is black and taupe coloured.  Both of these colours were part of the cardstock pack that was available on C & C at the beginning of the POTD shows.  This card could work in simply any colour choice without issue.  I hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

165 comments:

Jan said...

Simply elegant Sue. Hope you have a great day.x

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auscrafts said...

very elegant card I think I remember seeing this on one of the shows
removed the first post as full of spelling mistakes

Hellma said...

Such a splendid card Sue, loce the CAS feel without being too plain just love the color of that card.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Loved this card when i saw it on tv.
I think it will be a poignant and fitting tribute to your dad to leave "Life Lessons" on your post every year.
Sue

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

Beautiful! I have not mastered embossing with the dies yet! I love how you embossed that medallion! These dies are very elegant!

Maryann said...

I just really loves this card here Sue, sooo beautiful and elegant. You´ve done such a woonderful job again.
It was just nice to hear a bit more about your private side, as it kinds of makes us know you a bit better then, and I really think, your daad was an awesome man, and sure his "liferules" are very useful for anybody at any time, so reprinting them every year is absolutely great, and a really nice tribute to your dad.And they´re just sooo true, and I really think, all people should read them and if all would lrearn to live after them, this world would definitely be a much better place to live in.
Have a wonderful day hun and lots os joy.

Герцогиня said...

Good morning Sue!
Very elegant card! Hope you have a great day.
Hugs xx

CraftyAnn said...

I just love the symplicity of this card.
Take care.

jean.phillips1 said...

morning Sue

love this card, will try it out as it looks so elegant. Love to you and your mom. x

Anonymous said...

Very classy card...a bit like yourself!! So very sophisticated....both again. I too feel it was kind of you to share a bit about your upbringing..it's what helps makes us who we are. Looking at the amount of followers you have I'm surprised you have time to do any cards. Focus is the key I must learn to do more of that!!
Thanks again Sue, Mabex

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue, I'm up early because I'm off to Crufts dog show today! I loved this card on C&C and I bought your cardstock too so have these colours. Glad to have shared yesterday with you and hope today will be a good one, Sue x

melanie said...

Stunning card so elegant ,So glad you could share Life Lesson with us .Melanie

YorkshireLass said...

Lovely card Sue - I've been expirimenting with embossing with the dies and I agree five a great effect. Glad yesterday turned into a positive. Sarah x

lestim said...

Hi Sue, this card is such a good example os SAC, the design really is the thing. Thanks again for nudgingthe brain cells into action you giving me so many fresh ideas. Just don't stop. Best wishes, Lesley x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Elegant and beautiful card Sue
Hugs Dianne xx :)

bhavana said...

Another beautiful card, its soooo elegant, which most people are saying!

Was moved by your post yesterday, forgot to even mention the card you show cased us! Can believe you had over 200 comments on this special post! Thank you Sue!

happy2craft said...

Morning Sue,
Simply stunning, I liked this card when you showed it on the POTD, elegant, but quiet simple.
Yesterdays post was truely thought provoking, me and my mum where looking at old photo's last night, thank you again.
Happy2craft

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Such a simple elegant card, wonderful done white on white for a Wedding Card, I have tried similar after you mentioned and showed it on C&C.
I think reprinting your Dads "Life Lessons" each year in his memory is a great tribute.
Have a great day
God Bless

Patricia

lindyloo12 said...

Morning Sue, I liked this card when I saw it on C&C but it is always good to have a reminder of how it was made, I think putting the email on the anniversary for your dadev every i year is a very good idea, because we all rush about and forget some of the more simple things from time to time.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful. You keep showing me more dies I need.

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue so love these border dies. That is such a lovely idea for your dad, i look forward to it next year too xx hazel

Ali W said...

Just love the simplicity of this card Sue. Agree with Patricia in all white would look stunning, I'm off to try for my daughters wedding! Yes, we should all pay attention and take time to think about the "Lessons in Life" Alison;)

Celina said...

Stunning! Beautiful because of its simplicity x

jimgem83 said...

beautiful, makes me think i could do that! but need to buy the die!!, have splashed out with my birthday money and got 5 packs of dies on the way, cant wait!!

Karen said...

I love the simplicity of this card. I have just ordered your lattice dies and now think that I need" the persian dies too.

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I loved this card when I saw it on c&c. It is simple and elegant and could be used for many different occasions. Karen x

Sandra F said...

An elegant card Sue. I haven't tried embossing only with the dies but am going to give it a go.
xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Thank you for a beautiful card ..truly elegant... I love the Persian dies and the colours are really lovely
I think the 8th of March will be a good day to reprint the Life Rules ,
as sometimes we are to busy to remember what counts
love Marg

karen williams said...

Hi sue
love this embossed look.
Will being giving this a try today! Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather said...

Good morning Sue this is such an elegant card and since watching you demo this technique on C&C I have done this method on a variety of dies (including your lattice) and the results always blows me away. Thank you for sharing with us yesterday and I think it is such a nice idea to reprint 'life's lesson' on your Dad's birthday. hugs x

Carole Z said...

Beautiful and elegant Sue, absolutely. I bought the card from C&C when you had it on a few weeks ago and I have got to say, it's the best I have used with Spellbinders, leaving a really crisp finish to cutting and embossing. I hope it will be readily available from now on, Carole Z X

joy said...

Oh my Sue what a card very elegant
this is one of my faves.
joyce.e

Lexie said...

It's gorgeous Sue...so elegant and classy.
xx

Linda said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, I must have missed the show where you did this technique, so I'll have to investigate, it looks amazing! Hope you are well and enjoying special time with your Mum. Linda x

Angela D said...

pretty card, will have to try this with my Parisien dies

Dawn Louise said...

Love it, you've inspired me to make more use of my antique linen ink and it's like magic, so thank you, love the card, nice to see so many different things you do x

Fiona P said...

Morning to you both, hope you both have a good day what ever you are upto I know am going to have fun as am going to try and make this stunning card it's one of my fav!

I think it would be nice to remember your Dads Life's Lesson on this date as an sure everyone can take something from it.
You are in my thoughts hugs Fiona P xxx

nattyboots said...

Gosh Sue you are so clever... I would never have thought to off set the die ,i think this is such a classy card . Thank you. Elaine H. X

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, another elegant card, beautiful. We need to be reminded of those life lessons (I will be forwarding to all my friends and family) so reprinting them every year in honour of your Dad is a wonderful tribute, you are a daughter to be proud of. Have a great day and love to your Mom. Hugs Christine H x

Julia Watts said...

Stunning card - even more so up close! Love, Julia xxxx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I saw you do this card on C&C and loved it. It was the fact that you just embossed the die instead of cutting it that caught my attention as we tell ourselves that the dies are meant to be cut then embossed.
Thanks you for sharing so much with us
Ria

Anthea said...

A stunning card, it shows that sometimes simple works. Not yet tried embossing with the dies yet but will be very soon. Enjoy the rest of your visit home.xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a lot of emotion came from your blog yesterday. The Lessons in Life has been copied and sent to all of my friends & family.
Have a great time with your Mum.
Love the card today will have to give it a try.
Lydia
XX

Joesgrandma said...

I have already tried this application and was pleased with the result. Card is stunning as usual
Sue! Have a lovely day!

Sue J said...

It would be a lovely tribute to your Dad to post the 'Life Lessons' every year.

Love today's card, simple and elegant. :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbbb card as always. My granddaughter has put my her wedding invites on facebook, so I'm getting comments right left and centre in my emails. T o top that it's my Birthday today. Happy Birthday to any fellow bloggers who have a Birthday today.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely card thanks for showing it on your blog you can see the detail better than on the telly am going up to try it out now.
Have a nice break and hope to see you on c&c again soon.
Nancyd x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, I am glad you found comfort from yesterday's messages. You really did have an emotional and tiring few weeks. Have a good rest and we look forward to your next TV appearances and new designs.
Again you have used the dies in an inspired way, love the way you have just used the die as an embossed feature, and the Persian border is so pretty. Anne x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....what a lovely card just perfect I bought the card pack so I have the ingredients....busy making my mothers day card and using one of yours for inspiration..hope you have a good day.mine will be with my Mum as well....take care Margaret

Ruthie said...

I am glad yesterday went OK you have the right attitude celebrate your Dad's life and attchievments, and remember you are his best achievement. Now on to the card I have never used a die to simply emboss but is looks really interesting, it gives a really deep emboss too. A bit scary for you NOT putting ribbon on it. For me I have trouble NOT using pink or lilac....

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. Love the simplicity.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , Really like this card, simple but effective. Yvonne xx

sue said...

Lovely card, have tried this myself but always get a crease, yours is perfect.
Lv Sue Mxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a great card, Getting to like the less is more look. (Just made one all white). We always forget to just emboss with dies but i think they have a lovely effect. The boarders are really nice just embossed. The boarder on this card looks really opulent. The swirls i have fallen in love with. Just soften the card and a bit of bling. Smashing card.10 out of 10 again. Well done Sue.
born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I like the "simplicity" of this card and as you say it would look as elegant in whatever colour was chosen. I;m glad to hear you had a nice day yesterday and repeating the Lessons every year will serve as a timely reminder to us all.

love from Jackie D

valerie said...

dear sue
love this card simplicity itself
thankyou for all your inspirations
new follower valerie

joolsedesigns said...

just beautiful sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely idea to honour your Dad by posting the poem every year. Have been avoiding embossing only with the dies as I find that I end up with them partially cut in areas. Will have to keep practicing with my sandwiching as your card looks fab. With Love & Light Theresa. H

CraftyCj said...

A lovely card, very elegant x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Great card Sue

I love the embossing direct to card

Sue xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I'm glad your day was memorable rather than just sad. Today's card is certainly unusual for you but a beauty nonetheless. I don't have the Persian dies but it looks like they will have to go on the wish list:-)
Frances

Maggie said...

Hi Sue brilliantly simple but elegant design for your card today would fit any occasion in any colour combo as you say!

Maggie H

lainey said...

Oh I saw this one on C&C and loved it, my favourite card!! lainey x

Felicie said...

This card is so elegant,very gorgeaous.

Rita said...

Love this card Sue.Saw it yesterday on the show. Hugs Rita xxx

Tammy Ortiz said...

Extreme elegance! Love the card

jan said...

hi sue, what a simply elegant card, I love the simplicity of it, clean and fresh, that border is beautiful the contrast of the black is stunning. I will definately be trying this one.
love jan x

Sandra said...

Lovely card Sue, yesterday gave us all time to reflect on the important things in life,
Thank you,
hugs
Sandra xx

Ita said...

I love this card it says a lot to me and is very elegent.I am happy for you that you got so much feed back from your Dad's story, and that it made the day less difficult for you
Smiles
Ita

isobel said...

Hi Sue, Lovely elegant card, as always you are Inspiration , Love to you and your Mum. Many Blessings

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card as usual. Simple is so often elegant. Was unable to leave message yesterday but wanted to say what a lovely blog and it warms my heart that you feel that way about your family.
Take care and enjoy your time with your mum.

Julie x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really elegant card-love it!
Eileen x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I saw you making this card on c&c last week, I love the parisain motifs and accents they are so useful.
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful card. I agree with the comments written about your Dear Fathers "Life Lessons", once a year will be a nice tribute.
Take care Margaretx

dizzy cow said...

Sue you always produce stunning designs which are so inspirational .... As soon as I have seen them I can't wait to get creating .... Thank you for always sharing
Tina xx

Lelly Jelly said...

Very smart card, Sue.

dizzy cow said...

Hi Sue ... You always produce such stunning designs which inspire me. Every time I see your cards I can't wait to get creating. Thank you for always sharing and inspiring me.

Tina (dizzy cow)

gwen70 said...

really beautiful Sue, so simple and so elegant

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue, yes simple but very elegant, lovely choice of papers

I bought this pack from CC and it is great

Just ordered my ticket for Big Stamp Show April - see you there

Vie
x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVE THIS CARD ELEGANT

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Classy and elegant, I forget to use the dies to emboss only, I bought some of the card and will definately be trying this. Your post yesterday was so moving, thank your for sharing, it will be a fitting tribute to your Dad to reprint the Lessons of Life in his memory every year. Love to you and your Mum and have a lovely weekend.
Hugs June xx

Lorraine H said...

Another stunning, elegant card. Simple and really beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your personal thoughts with us yesterday. Am so happy that the response help with your day. Lorraine x

Claveh said...

Hope we like it.....I love it, another really sophisticated card Sue, the colours are beautiful and the design embossed like that is just supurb.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue. Glad comments on your blog yesterday were a help. Ann W

Maid of Kent said...

Such a beautiful elegant sophisticated card, l just love these dies. Hugs and lol Ann

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
So glad yesterday went well for you and to reprint the Lessons of Life
in honour of your Dad on the 8th is beautiful, bless you

Todays card when I 1st saw it I thought WHAT no flowers, bows or ribbons!! but it don't need them I love it
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! Very simple (for you!):)

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Love the embossing on this card Sue.
Chris

Lynnus said...

Love the card, hope everything went well for you yesterday x

jane stillman said...

another stunning card Sue. I bet it was hard for you not to include ribbon, lots of bling etc! lol xx

Uta said...

Wow, what a great card. I love this lace die and the pearl swirl.

Hugs, Uta

Ann said...

This so elegant I love it!

debs said...

Morning sue love this one I like how you explain how to do every stage my dies arrived this morning so I will have to have a play. Do you mind if I make a copy of this one for my mother's day card. Hope you are enjoying your self with your mum. I will send you a picture of the card when its finished. Take care Debs xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the embossing.
Nikki x

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, Simple, sophisticated and very stylish of course its a Sue Wilson card.
Thank you for sharing your memories of your Dad and allowing us into your private life. His life lessons should be taken on board and used by all.
Have a great day.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your work always leaves me in awe, simply stunning card!!

Redanne said...

Those Persian borders seem to work for most cards, they are stunning.

Dianne said...

Hi Sue
Was unable to comment but did read your post yesterday and, like many others, was really touched and moved by your words and the lessons in life.
Regards to your Mum. Happiness always.

Dianne xx

PS lovely cards!

nettie said...

this card is so simple but elegance in its self amazing, Sue i know i speak for myself and others everyones hearts were with you yesterday take care
jeannette xx

nettie said...

this card is so simple but elegance in its self amazing, Sue i know i speak for myself and others everyones hearts were with you yesterday take care
jeannette xx

rachel said...

stunning card - great monochrome scheme yet so amazingly textural - love it xx

Anonymous said...

Lve the simplicity of this card. Thank you once again.
Grimsby Chris

salem said...

fab card love black and white together

lilygee said...

Hi Everyone - I adore these dies Sue together with the Moroccan collection and your own Lattice collection they are dies to die for! A lovely card - simple but so gorgeous. A nice idea to put the Life Lessons up every year - a nice way to keep memories alive and share them with others - your dad would love that Sue, I'm sure.
Love lilygee
xxx

FIND TIME 2 CRAFT said...

Love the simplicity of this card and how true your Dad's life lessons are.
Hugs....Wendy

May said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card love this when I saw it on TV, I think it is a great idea to put your Dad's lessons in lfe on your blog each year a lovely tribute to a brave wonderful man, Hugs May x x x x

Anna Acott said...

Great Card as Always I admire how you come up with these creation. This is a is definately one I'll be trying as I have not yet used my dies this way. A bid thank you x

Anonymous said...

Very elegant Sue, clever idea with the Die, must go and try this myself.
God Bless
JanNxx

christine1234 said...

good idea, never would i have thought to just emboss with the die, i know the name suggests it but the brin just don't think that way. thanks.

Lin W said...

Very different for you Sue but very stunning

Craftychris said...

I love the simplicity of this card - gorgeous. What a good idea to post the Life Lessons every year - its so kind of you to share them with everone xx

PaulineC said...

I think that is a great idea about posting your Dads Life Rules each year.
Beautiful card. It really does not need and bows.

lion_tamer said...

Just read your blog post for yesterday Sue. Thank you so much for sharing very touching and very true xx

lion_tamer said...

Just read your blog post for yesterday Sue. Thank you so much for sharing very touching and very true xx

Erika said...

Stunning card Sue.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This is such a lovely 'quiet' card. Very suitable for the moment. Enjoy the time with your Mum, supporting each other. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jane said...

Love it, Love it, Love it, truly Spellbinding. This is one of my favourites, elegance at its best

Jane xx

Christina said...

Beautiful card and I love the new dies especailly your very on Lattice set.

nesscraftyqueen said...

You sure this is one of yours?! Of course it is! Simply stunning! It suits not being embellished as much as usual.
Crafty hugs for yesterday, today, tomorrow and onwards x

Lynn said...

simplicity at its best..a truly classical card and suitable for any occasion.
Hugs xx
ps any workshops in the offing? need a fix!!

craftylisa said...

lovely card as usual ,love the colours,hope your enjoying quality time with your mum.
hugs lisa x

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue,
Was out of town yesterday so read both posts tonight - what a touching memorial to your Dad - a very considerate, brave and talented man, Thanks for sharing some of your family's story and your Dad's Lessons in Life with us all, I now have a copy to refer to as and when needed.
Love to you and your Mum - she must be very proud of her daughter.
Val C

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is totaly amazing, it is so classy, it's just beautiful, and has to be one of my all time favourits, I remeber seeing it on C & C and reversed the recording to look at it again.

Janet xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card even without a Sue bow, very elegant!

Ladock girl said...

I liked this card when it was on C&C and I am definately going to try a version of it myself.
Linda

yorkshiresue said...

Simple elegant card.
Enjoy your time in the States Sue you are such a lovely lady and deserve some time away
Love
Sue
XXX

leswood said...

Oh Sue, I just love this card and the colours are superb.
Love and Hugs
Lesley xx

Cazann49 said...

Love the card. As usual stunning. I wasn't well enough to comment on your blog yesterday, but managed to read it today. Your tribute to your dad was really touching, from the heart. It truly shone through how much you loved your dad..As much as I loved mine..he fell asleep in 1996..I look forward to seeing him soon, when he is resurrected back to the earth. The Bible gives us a lot of comfort, showing us where our loved ones are. I hope the Bible gives you comfort too..:) Hugs and love sent..xxx

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a very elegant card, I love it. vanessa xx

sheila said...

So glad yesterday was a good day.Today's card is elegant and very 'My Fair Lady'

Christine said...

Your love of your craft shines through your cards, and they're beautiful. Thank you, Sue.

Christine x

guffie said...

Hi Sue
what a perfectly simple but stylishly elegant card.
do you think you could do one using the morroccon dies please as i'm having a little bit of a mental block, this is the first time i have ever used a die cutting machine and i feel a little lost
thanks Sue
hugs gail xx

mags said...

Beautiful card Sue. So elegant.
Mags
x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Elegant sumptous card Sue. Love the colours and everything else about it. Could use any of the fancy shaped dies and get similar result, which is good.

lorraine
xxx

Anonymous said...

I really love this card!!! I don't have all the dies, but will try with the ones I have. I bought your cardstock from C&C and love it!!! Enjoy your time with your Mom!!! Anne with an E

Su said...

Absolutely stunning - very classy!

Teresa said...

Hi Sue. This is absolutely gorgeous.Didn't get on the blog yesterday but when i read it today it made me cry. You have every right to be so proud of your Father and I am sure you all miss him very much. Enjoy your time with your family.
Hugs Teresa xxx

Clai01 said...

What a stylish looking card! it's beautiful.

JOan said...

Sue I wish I was as clever as You I have only been crafting for a year and my husband bought me the grand caliber in November 2011. So as you can see I am still a newbie to it hopefully my light will switch on like yours did one day. Beautiul card with a wonderful maker xx

Kathryn said...

I really need to try just embossing the dies :) great card xx

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, I love all your cards, but I have a handfull of absolute favourites, this one will be added to that handful. Although it hasnt got flowers or bows and ribbons I find it truly beautiful, its a definate singer for me.
It goes nicely with my other top favorite, which was a black and gold card you made with labels 18 and 20, that was probably the most elaborate card you made, thank you for sharing, Helen O xxx

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
It will be a fitting tribute to your Dad to publish the life lessons every year.Many of the lessons reminded me of my Dad.
This card is stunning Sue i cant wait to get my Grand Calibur your Die sets and the ones that you made this card with.I have always wanted the Grand Calibur and when i saw it was on Flexi pay i just had to have along with 4 other Die sets.My little treat to myself.Take care Sue
Hazelx

Linda said...

I think what you did yesterday was very brave and I think it is a good idea to post the lessons in life every year on the 8th March would mean a lot to you Dad.

Your card as ever Sue is just fabulous. I have used the border today on one of my cards too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

smartcookie said...

So stylish.....got to have ago Sue and try make one...hope your trip is relaxing as can be... Kind Regards to you mom too...See you on tele soon, take care

Julie Andrews xXx

Rufus said...

Thanks for reminding me that I can use my dies to simply emboss! I tend to forget that. Like the offset double border.
R/

Lindyloo said...

Dearest Sue,
I have thought about you alot today and was praying that you were in good spirits.
Sue your post yesterday and the beautiful, yet sad memories of some of your followers really touched me. However it was strange as I was not left feeling sad, I was left with a sense of wellbeing. Do you understand what I mean? Your post seemed to allow us to remember and to cry but we shared it together, so it felt heart warming not heart rending. For me it felt like arms across the world linking to the same song. As if someone had opened a door and let in the light; a light to shine on the memory of all those special people at one time.
I have never felt anything like it before and even though at the time I was unable to write about my dad too, I felt very blessed to have shared such a personal time with you and your blog friends. Your idea to repost the Life Lesson list every year is a splendid idea and a tribute indeed. Thank you again for sharing.
To all the blog friends; Even though it was under sad circumstances, it was lovely to read about your loved ones. I am thinking of you all.
Well, to end now before I go Sue I would like to tell you that I think todays card is delightful. The way you have embossed the Persian die into the card is remarkable and so effective, especially alongside the double layer of border; it really looks like Guipure lace.
I hope your mum is ok, please tell her that she is in our thoughts also. Have a great weekend
Hugs and Best wishes Linda

Frosty 55 said...

I love this card so elegant keep coming with the inspiration Sue xx

Frosty 55 said...

I love this card so elegant keep coming with the inspiration Sue xx

Linby said...

Beautifully elegant card. Must try and emboss with my dies.
Linbyx

ang said...

stunning and elegant angxx

miislucky said...

Very classy Sue! Love the look and colors. Can you tell us how you get the impression again? I would really liked to know how you get it so crisp. Thanks, Mimi

Victoria said...

Beautifully done. The eye really does wander round the embossing. Absolutely gorgeous!

Pearl said...

Love the Persian accent borders on this! Very elegant card!
Love Pearl x

iReneM said...

Brilliant!
x

phoenix said...

this is such a lovely card. so simple and elegant that it stands out.

ambretteir8 said...

Hi Sue

O M G what a card it is so elagant they are no words to describe it again Sue it is just beautiful.

Anne

Sue H said...

Sue I just love your work, everytime I pop on to look I find myself thinking "that's clever and I think it's my favourite" Well I now have hundreds of favourites.
Sue H. xx

violetclouds said...

This is absolutely beautiful card Sue, one of your best. Simple, elegant, yet lovely & detailed too.

Lynne M said...

Stylishly elegant card. Great LOl Lynne M

Brunemma said...

Sue - I think remembering every March 8th is great idea and fitting to your Dad and all the other wonderful people who have touched our lives. This card is beautiful. I have ordered these dies and they should arrive this week so will try to copy this as far as I can - I bought the card pack a few weeks ago and it is fabulous with a very clean cut. Please please please share with us where you get the sentiments stamps Pam x

Yvonne said...

Oh yes this s right up my ally. Not only do I love the black and cream( classy) but love the simpleness of the embossed aspect, the Persian dies are so amazingly detailed that this simplifies them and it's just stunning.. Fab fab fab

all750n said...

Absolutely gorgeous! AGAIN!

Lois Kennedy said...

What a truly beautiful, yet simple card! Love the perisan dies! Must get them.