Thursday, 22 March 2012

Sunshine And Laughter

Hi everyone!  I thought that I had already posted this card, but I can't seem to find it on the blog anywhere.  I really like the simplicity of this design, but yet it still has some fun stuff that I love too (ribbon, beads, flowers, swirls, etc.)  I started by embossing the background with an embossibility folder.  Then I added a strip of gingham paper in a sort of tattered rose shade.  I stamped my sentiment on the gingham, taking care to get it straight.  You really have to be careful when stamping on anything lined as it will easily give away any crookedness!  I cut a lattice border out of milk coloured card which I used to separate the two pieces of my background.  I wrapped some cream seam binding across the two near the bottom and added a big messy bow that I sprayed with water and scrunched for a shabby chic look.  Using a couple of shades that matched my background, I made some beaded rolled flowers.  I covered each piece of the card with a piece of the self adhesive sheets, then I cut a large circle and spiral cut it all the way to the centre.  I peeled off the backing paper and added a small punched circle to the centre then dipped it in my micro beads.  The reason I added the small punched centre is bow.  I cut four damask accent leaves and inked then with antique linen while in the die.  I added these as accents to my floral element.  I added a large pearl swirl across my embossed background.  Finally, I finished my card by added Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue dots around the edge.  I have included a close up of the beaded flowers for you to see below.  Hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x


168 comments:

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Wow, this card is just stunning, I love love love it! x

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, absolutely beautiful - and not difficult to achieve - so practical for many different occasions. Thanks again.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Hellma said...

Another stunning card Sue. Love your floral display.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. The sort of card that can be used for any occasion.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Hiya Sue,Nice Girly Pink, each card is so different each day. That's the plan,oh yes!.Mabex

debs said...

Morning sue yet again another stunning card this is my kind of card just love it. Will have ago at this one the colours are so pretty.
Take care

Debs xx

Jan said...

Well I think you can send this to me on my birthday, it is gorgeous Sue.x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you have set the flowers, Carole Z X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning, love the soft collurs and those lovely flowers.

Vicki Sharkey said...

Hi Sue,
I really love the card, it looks absolutely stunning. I will have to have a go at making those flowers they are really elegant.
Vicki :)

YorkshireLass said...

This is my favourite card (for now) has everything - gingham - embossing - the damask leaves, the pearl flowers - which I now do a lot of in both hessian and denim - inspired by you of course Sue!
Aaahh today is starting of to be a good day - ignoring the frost on the car I need to scrape off soon :(
Sarah

CarftyAnn said...

A beautiful card, just right for the spring. Its brightend up my day.
Take care

Maryann said...

Sooooooo beautiful work here again Sue. I just love the soft colors and the romatic look on it. Just awesome and so gorgeous.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
BEAUTIFUL, just BEAUTIFUL this is my style of card.
Could be used for many different occasions.
I have a Ruby Wedding card to make for a friend, now I know what I will be doing.........Thank You.
Have a great day,

Patricia xx

Lucy said...

There isn't one bit of this card that I don't like, but my favorite parts are the gingham paper and that latticed border. They "do it" for me. Simply perfect!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I love the roses. All the best Zerena.

Герцогиня said...

Morning Sue!
WOW
Absolutely beautiful card! I just love the soft colors.

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours, the floral focal point and the different elements of the card, but have to admit that, on the computer screen, this one is too busy for me. I think the sentiment and the swirly pearls are a bit lost in the background papers. Maybe it looks better in reality.
Have a good day.

carolyn lee said...

Hi sue
You are right it is a beautiful card

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card, could even be adapted for a Baby Girl.
Chris. X

iReneM said...

So soft and delicate - another beauty :)
x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, Well i just love it - what more can i say.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Julia Watts said...

Lovely subtle colours on this card. Just love those Damask Accents dies for leaves. Love, Julia xxx

hazel said...

Morning Sue Beautiful card, love the gingham, flowers and of course the bow xx hazel

Sue Eyre said...

Good Morning Sue, I really like this card. It looks and feels fresh like a spring morning. It could be used for many different occasions.
Sue - THAME.

Jo said...

This is stunning Sue, I love everything about it.

Jo x

ValJ xxx said...

Morning Sue and everyone, What a beautiful card, so very feminine. I love the delicate pink and the gingham paper. In fact, as usual, I just love the card.

Clare said...

Really pretty card Sue.

Clare x

Joesgrandma said...

Good Morning Sue. Well now, this one is so pretty I will just have to replicate it!, Have a lovely day XX

Carolyn said...

Like it,i love it Sue.Stunning,the flowers are gorgeous.Loving the pastel colours.x

Barbara said...

I think this card has 'taken over' as my all time favourite......It's simply wonderful x

auscrafts said...

love those leaves I think I'm going to have to buy that set

nattyboots said...

Another stunning card Sue,will be having a go of these flowers, hope they come out as good as yours.. thank you Elaine H X

Lin W said...

morning,WOW WOW WOW, i love it looks so classy
xx

s said...

Really pretty. I love how you have made what is essentially a very traditional card look so fresh and modern. :)

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue, what a stunner, love it, so fresh looking pretty, but has a elegance of it's own. Thank you lol Ann

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

Todays card is beautiful and when I get back to my craft room I am going to have a go at something similar.
Thanks for the inspiration

Sue Yorkshire

Kathy said...

Oh, this is just soooo pretty and girly. Love it. Kathy x

bhavana said...

Another lovely morning, and the card reflects that! LOVE it!! Love the ribbon, patterned paper, flowers, bling! What isn't there to like about it! Another beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

Celina said...

So pretty and elegant. I'll give this layout a go certainly.
Celina

Uta said...

What a wonderful card. I love the white embossed background and the flowers are a dream.

Hugs, Uta

Tammy Ortiz said...

Morning Sue,
this is just adorable.
I love what you did the white and the embossing folders.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wow,wow,wow, a very girly card today and what a beauty. I love pink there are so many lovely shades. The gingham paper really is a must have, and those flowers are very pretty. I wish someone would send me a card like that.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE THIS IS A LOVELY CARD PALE PINK THIS IS MY FAV GIRLY CARD

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Gingham always looks so clean and fresh. The cluster of flowers and embellishments is amazing. Always takes a few looks to take in all the layers. Another card that would do for a number of occasions. !0 out of 10 again. Whats it like up there at the top of the class. lol
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

joy said...

Morning queen of spellbinders.
What a lovely card and the card sings to me .
joyce.e

Victoria said...

Love the soft colours and the gingham combined with the swirls. Stunning!

melanie said...

Wow love this card it is stunning .Melanie

AnnR said...

Wow this is fantastic Sue, absolutely beautiful. I hope mine turns out a little bit like this, I dont have all the dies but hopefully I can subsitute others. Thank you so much.x

Heather said...

Good morning Sue another beautiful card it is such a pleasure logging on every day to see what you have come up with and you never let us down. Thankyou
hugs x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card soft and delicate. This could be used for many events.

Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Sue said...

What a beautiful card, I love the gentle colours x

sue said...

Morning Sue, this card is absolutely stunning, I love everything about it. How DO you do it every day, thank you so much for the inspiration.
Hugs Sue M xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

morning Sue
Such a shame mothers day has gone this would of been lovely never mind theres always nxt yr keep up the good work

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely card Sue, I particularly like the embossed panel and the effect the micro beads give on the flowers x

dutchess said...

Beautiful Sue just a joy to look at how thrilled I would be to receive a card like that!!!! so now I shall have a go with those damask accents they are FAB take care margaret

Elaine said...

This is a wonderful card. Must get some damask accents they are fab. Have a good day
elaine x

marg said...

Hello sue

This is a sweet card !
Love Marg

lestim said...

Morning Sue, I love your WOWand almost WOW cards, they are so elegant. Just wish I could achieve something similar. Bestwishes Led,eh x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, those Damask leaves are a must have. A lovely card, but certainly not a simple design! Looking forward to your return to our screens. Anne x

Sandra F said...

WOW. This card is stunning Sue.

xx

hazel said...

Stunning!!! I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Rita said...

Wow, what a stunning card Sue. It would make a beautiful Wedding card or any Occasion really, but when I first saw it I thought Wedding. You bring us such lovely ideas and I certainly do appreciate them. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. It is very fresh & feminine looking. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Your card is so beautiful, very clean and crisp looking.
Janet

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue this is such a pretty card, love the use of the gingham paper so girly. Im off to the NEC tomorrow so will be stocking up my craft room :) xx

FIND TIME 2 CRAFT said...

Very feminine card, love the layout.
Hugs....Wendy

Clai01 said...

I love it too, infact it's just... gorgeous !

Christine Hussey said...

Wow, this is sooo sooo pretty, must have a go at this one but need to get the folder and the damask accents. I can see it in white and other pastel colours too. Just beautiful Sue. Have a lovely day. Hugs Christine H x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, I just love this card, the colours, flowers, the ribbon, infact just all of it!Lol! It is so pretty and ok for all occasions. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Neha Jain said...

goshhhhh its so pretty...

nesscraftyqueen said...

Lovely card Sue. I love these paper roses and have made quite a few lately since getting the spiral blossom2 die in one of the C&C multibuys. I am going to copy your example over the weekend it is so beautiful. Crafting hugs to you. X

salem said...

love flowers embossing etc

Jane Taylor said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card! Absolutely love it!!!
Love Jane

Ayelet said...

Great card!!!
I love those colors :)

crafty lady said...

Morning Sue you just amaze me daily another beautiful card, going to try making the flowers today.Thanks for your help I am learning something new daily. Hugs Fiona P xxx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
My 1st look and I said how sweet and still think its sweet love it,
Just right for the sunny warm weather here in Dorset,
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful girly card such soft colours love it.
Grimsby Chris

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Such a soft and delicate card. Love the gingham and flowers, infact I love everything about it. You are such an inspiration TFS. Your blog makes my day. Have a lovely day.
Hugs June xxx

Eemeli said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I love the soft pastel colors! -Eemeli-

Ita said...

Top of the morning to you Sue another work of art I just love the pink
Smiles
Ita

craftysals creative corner said...

such a pretty card, love it

Claveh said...

Oh Wow, Sue, this is just sooo lovely, I love the embossed background, it looks so pretty.
Thank you.

jan moss said...

Morning Sue. Well you have done it again, simply scrumptious.Just love it. Jan.

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning Sue. Ann W

Lexie said...

To me, this card is absolute perfection! I love every single thing about it. Pink and white is always so pretty and you've used that combo to great effect here. I really do love this!
xx

Felicie said...

What a lovely card.I love it.
Felicie

Jan said...

Oh Sue. This card is scrumptious!!
I just love it. Thanks for all your inspirations.Jan

Hanneke said...

Gorgeous! This is such an elegant card, love all the texture and shapes. Those flowers are so pretty and love the swirl! Hugs, Hanneke

fynecrafts said...

really love this card sue...its truly stunning.

Lynnus said...

Hi Sue,
Gingham - yeehah! Such a pretty card, very crisp and clean, like this one a lot x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, love it, those flower's are divine.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Sue, would like to try this one.
Chris x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
What an absolutely beautiful card-just love it!
Eileen x

lainey said...

I lurrrrve this Sue Lainey x

May said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card, I love everything about it... Fabulous, Hugs May x x x

mena. said...

Hi Sue,Absolutely stunning card love it love the colours,very soft its beautiful.xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love this card with its soft tones and I adore those flowers. Zo x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Omg this card is beautiful,I love everything about it.
Carol c

jane stillman said...

A really stunning card Sue, love it x

CraftyJo said...

Simply gorgeous Sue - the close-up photo really helps to show the details, thanks.

lindyloo12 said...

Another beautiful card but then we expect nothing less because you are soooooooooooo talented Sue

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I love this card. It is stunning. The beaded flowers look great. Karen x

Craftychris said...

Amazing! This has to be one of my favourites! xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue...This card looks good enough to eat :-) Love the delicate colours....reminds me spring is on the way..Gorgeous!!


Manx Linda

scrapper said...

Very gentle card - looks fragile but is in fact elegant - beautiful detail

joolsedesigns said...

I just love this card Sue

rachel said...

A beautiful elegant card, so pretty, love it love it

gwen70 said...

A beautiful elegant card, so so pretty

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm sure I'm always one of the last to look - just don't get the time earlier in the day - it's lovely. Keep up the fab work.
Beverley W

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, very spring like, it makes you feel good,

Love Rosemarie xx

Ruthie said...

I am loving the embossing folders and these wonderful colours and then you mix it up with gingham (yee ha) just great.

Dawn Louise said...

It's truly lovely and soft and pretty pretty. X thanks sue

Redanne said...

this has to be one of the most gorgeous cards you have done so far (and that is saying something!). I think it is the soft colours, the embellies, the embossing - well everything....love it. Regards, Annex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue loved your card so fresh looking janet dogs

Arenosa 12 said...

Love those roses

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I love the flowers and flourishes.

Maggie said...

Hi Sue love love love this card shabby chic at its best I adore the colour combo and textures you have achieved on this card and these flowers with the bow are the absolute finishing touch...Love It!!!

Maggie H

Anonymous said...

Lovely, I think this is a good idea as on a smaller version you wouldn't need to extend the embossing in the folder.so a nice quick card

Thanks Sue

She x

ang said...

beautiful card
thanks for sharing your talent angxx

CathyinMN said...

Lovely card -- the embossing and all of the other embellishments really work well together.

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
I think alot of the guys are forgetting to blow up your pics and have a good look at them.

For everyone who is new and wants a good look at Sue's card here's what to do
1. right click and open in either new tab or new window
2. use the + that appears as your mouse pointer and click to zoom in.
3. enjoy the details of Sues work (its an awesome tool, especially if you are like me and your eyes don't work so well anymore..lol!!)
This feature allows you to see all the details and work Sue has put into her cards.
Sue, this card is adorable and I love your border die down the edge; it's like trellising between two parts of the garden. I believe that is the effect you said you were after when you designed them wasn't it?
This card is fighting for a top 10 spot. Trouble is nearly all of your cards vie for top position in my Best of Ten list and it's getting harder for me to choose now, epecially since you started to show all the new samples. I will have to start a Best of Fifty...., but I bet I'll have a hard choice even then...LOL!!
Take care and enjoy the rest of the day.
Regards and respect Linda x

mags said...

What can I say, a stunning card Sue.
Mags
x

Phil D said...

Love this card - its super
Phil

Lynn said...

evening Sue, this card is so utterly feminine and pretty and i love it!!

CraftyLoops said...

Stunning, stunning card Sue. I love it. Lee x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, that's more like the Sue we know and love. So imaginative. You say it's simple but it is also very effective.
Frances

Bean said...

What fabulous flowers...
Nice card
Beanx

jan said...

hi sue, what a stunning card, I love everything about it, simply gorgeous.
love jan x

vanessa said...

Evening Sue, Love Love Love this card, very pretty in pink, vanessa xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card Sue

Vie
x

Lindylou said...

Another stunner Sue - How do you come up with all your ideas - your soo clever x

rachel said...

so pretty Sue - the colours are delightful - so delicate xx

rachel said...

so pretty Sue - the colours are delightful - so delicate xx

Dawn said...

A beautiful card with loads of texture, gorgeous Dawn x

Ladock girl said...

Love this card Sue, beautiful colours.
love from Linda, have a good day.xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card one of my Top 10. Love the colours, so pretty and the flowers are very cute.

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue - Just logged on and again am loving both yesterdays card and of course todays is one of my favourites (being white, of course).Dont't know how you manage to keep coming up with such beautiful creations.
Thankyou for your very talented inspiration,
Val C

Shirls said...

Stunning card Sue absolutely love the colours.

Victoria said...

I loved this card the first time I saw it on your show, and it was then shown quite a few times! So pretty.

sheila said...

Lovely to see a card with all your lovely best bits. Flowers look really great.

Ali W said...

Just beautiful Sue, once again! Just love the gingham paper with the embossed background. Lovely colours.
Alison :)

Sue Parish said...

Such a pretty card, I love everything about it and would love to make it. Funny thing is, only a couple of days ago I came across a block of gingham papers I bought at a show some years ago. They' ve been languishing in a box ever since but I took them out thinking to use them up somehow and they're just the right size too! Hope you've been having a good week. Sue x

sheila stokes said...

Hi Sue, stunning card today,love it, Sheila. x

kathywoo said...

what a sweet card! some lucky person is going to get one just like it! X Kathywoo

Liz said...

How do you do it with just a few elements get such stunning results just love colours as well.x

jimgem83 said...

wow this is stunning, i have reently discovered cosmic shimmer glue for making pearls and i love it for pearls and butterfly trails, great card again sue x

jane said...

Hi Sue this card is so lovely and would make a great wedding card. As always you fail to amaze me

Sandra said...

WOW WOW WOW Sue this really is a stunner, the colours are so delicate, I love,love,love this card.
HUGE crafty hugs,
Sandra xx

Helen O said...

Very pretty and girly Sue, love the flowers, they are so perfect, lol it would take me an age to make them and I would be covered in glue thank you Helen O xx

Rufus said...

How pretty! I'm loving your micro beaded items. I've got some someplace, really must dig them out and have a go.
R/

JudyC said...

wow I just love this card, I think it's one of my faves, absolutely stunning!!

Lynne M said...

Gorgeous pastel card. Lol Lynne M

bluebell said...

hello sue,hope you are well. could i ask pleas what size circle you used for you roses on this cardplease. when will you be on create and craft againe. any news on those lovely round pearly things you used on your cards last time please. we have sun today hope you do to. love bluebell-flowerwood.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your designs always wow me and this is so elegant and beautiful!!
Cindylu

Christine said...

A beautiful card, the gingham is just the right touch, although only Sue would have thought of using it with a sophisticated card.
It's lovely, thank you Sue.

Christine x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

This is a very me card, simply beautiful

love from Jackie D

nancyd said...

Hi Sue
didn't manage to log on yesterday
but this card is just beautiful
so had to respond today.
nancyd

nancyd said...

Hi Sue
didn't manage to log on yesterday
but this card is just beautiful
so had to respond today.
nancyd

Karen said...

This is so beautiful. Missed it yesterday as I went to the craft show in Birmingham, so just catching up. I really need to learn how to make these rolled flowers properly, but I guess practice makes perfect. I am a big fan of gingham so one more card to try.

Carolyn B said...

Such a pretty feminine card Sue, it would suit many occasions.
Carolyn

Su said...

I love the 'clean' appearance of this beautiful card it's absolutely gorgeous! Might have to try this out for myself!

lilygee said...

What a very pretty card - love everything on it - so feminine and colourful
love lilygee xxx

Jane said...

How lovely and delicate love the pastel colouring the Flowers and the bow

Jane xx

yorkshiresue said...

The only description I can think of for this card is WOW,WOW,WOW
It's stunning
Hugs
Sue
XXX

Bernadette (feather lady ) said...

This is one of my favourite cards by you Sue. So pretty and gentle are the hues you have chosen.
Very hard to pick a favourie as there is not one card that I don't love.
You are a true inspiration Sue.
Thank you
Bernadette (feather lady)

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

Love the softness of this! The embossing is beautiful as are those roses!

Catherine said...

Very nice and attractive....