Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Black and Gold Simplicity

Good morning everyone!  This is a real quick card using a bit more of the lovely card that I picked up in the States.  I simply cut four strips of different patterned paper from the same set of cardstock and matted them with a piece of black card.  I made a border using two different inserts with the scalloped cutting border from the edgeabilities.  I matted some taupe card behind so it shows off the insert cut patterns.  I cut several of the Heartfelt creations swirl (which is part of their Bella Rose die set) in gold card.  I actually cut it into sections using two of them glued together to run up the card with one section for the bottom of the card.  I added a grouping of three black flowers.  One of these was a black organza flower that we carry already made, but the other two flowers I made.  One was made from ribbon using the technique with the redline tape and the other was made from felt using Spiral Flower three.  I cut a Heartfelt Creations butterfly from black glitter card for the corner of the card (a little bit of bling too!).  I pierced around the edge to finish it off.  No sentiment on it, but you could easily add a tag if you wanted to.  Hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Good morning Sue - this is a very stylish card - I love the colour theme and think it works very well as it is.

Neha Jain said...
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Neha Jain said...

wow..its a really nice card :)
i liked it

PS: count me in for 3000 followers candy draw :)

Hellma said...

Love todays card, love the papers, very stylish.

cebelica said...

Such an elegant card. Very beautiful!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
gone back to your lovely gold and black today. It's a very classy card. just love those papers. I need to go to the states for those papers. LOL. Made a sewing theme card recently. The photo copying of the tape measure came out great on it. Hope everyone has a great crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

kim dixon said...

Wouldn't have dreamt of putting these patterns together but it works so well, I love it x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Absoloutely stunning card, so elegant.
Sue

melanie said...

Stunning creation really like it .Melanie

Felicie said...

This card is so beautiful.Very elegant.I love black and gold.
Felicie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very stricking card, could be for any occasion, love those swirls! Love Jean x

Vicki Sharkey said...

How elegant a card Sue, this really has mantlepiece appeal. I think the balck and gold would be absolutely stunning. Wish I had good craft shops up where I live - not fair!!
Vicki :)

Anonymous said...

Morning! Very baroque and stylish just right for midweek recharge x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, you'll be designing the papers next!!! No don't.... you'd never get time to do your blog. Then where would we get our fix? lol Mabex

shampylou30 said...

hi sue another great card you give us so much inspiration sue xxxx

frances joy said...

stunning!!!! love the papers... :)

Celina Dee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a wonderful card and even with all the different aspect of the card it should look too busy but it doesn't!! I think it'd totally cool and will definately be having a go at this one.
Could you tell me what online stores you use for Kraft card and paper and what you would call your absolute essentials in your kit. Iknow some ie cosmic shimmer glu & spellbinder dies but you make a lot of "stitches" should I get a sewing macine or hand held one and if so which one.
I think you are so amazing and can't wait to see you on C&C. Please put me into your 3000 draw even though it is a big stretch to think I'd win anything LOL!!!
Waterford

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I love your 'quick' cards, because they never look quick!!! Love the colours and the papers...and yes, as usual, please count me in for the draw! Carole Z X

craftykitten said...

Hi Sue,
I wish my "quick" cards looked this good. This is so elegant and striking and I love those patterns together - just awesome.
hugs
Dawn xx

ValJ xxx said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. What an unusual card. The different patterned papers go so well together. Beautiful as ever.

bhavana said...

Wow, Stunning card! Love the patterned paper, with the gold! Will the patterned paper be available in the UK??? Thank you for sharing such a wonderful card!

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant, I love everything about this card.
Chris X

lestim said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card, the design lends itself to oh so many possibilities. This is a great one to have to hand for a quick card when needed. Shall have to start looking for some fantastic papers. Best wishes, Lesley x

angiec said...

very elegant,and stylish i think i would actually give that as a wedding card i love it

Patricia said...

Good Mornng Sue,
I wish I had a fraction of your imagination............
Love the colours, papers and all the embellishments, a beautiful card once again.
Have a great day,

Patricia xx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THIS CARD SUE

auscrafts said...

morning Sue ,what a lot of lovely cards I've missed during the last week this one is gorgeous

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue.
Wow
Sally

Karen said...

Hi I love using mixed strips of papers and these look great together. I made my first bitsy blossoms yesterday, think I need a bit of practice rolling them but they cam out better than I expected.

Victoria said...

What a great way of using scraps of paper. Love the flourish die too.

Lynnus said...

mmm - not sure on this one,a bit busy for me, sorry x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card and certainly one I will make. When can we expect you back on C & C?
Chris x

Jane in Spain said...

Very clever, and so easily adapted for any lovely papers and colourways!

Debby Berry said...

This combination is really nice these cards are difficult but heartfelt

crafty lady said...

Morning Sue, this quick card would take me hours, I love the card you have used love the black and gold and as others have said "elegant" Have a good day, thank you so much for all you do for us you inspire us more than you will know! Hugs Fiona P xxxx

Carolyn B said...

Another stunning card Sue. I love that swirl.

Carolyn

Bhawana said...

I loved the way you have selected your paper strips, their color, design everything is well organised.

rachel said...

very pretty Sue - love the butterfly xx

nina said...

Hi sue
Again a wonderful card love those papers
love Nina

CraftygasheadZo said...

Superb! Love the panels of paper and the colours make it a luxurious card! But then all of your cards are pure class! Zo xx

Joesgrandma said...

Sophisticated and stunning. I really like this one. Happy Wednesday Sue and thanks for all the inspiration.

Ruthie said...

love it love it love it, I this combo you have used before and it is so effective, texture and the right colours.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous and gives me an idea for some small cards with the strips of stylish paper.

Linda said...

Morning Sue, wow loving this card and the DP's are wonderful. I love the layout too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Cinders said...

Morning Sue,
Wow, what a stunning card, I love the black and gold colour combination, simply beautiful
Have a great day
Caz xxx

Heather said...

Good morning Sue WOW! this card is stunning, I love the papers and dies you have used they are so classy.I must go to the States to get some of the craft goodies you get when you are there lol.
hugs x

Macca said...

Morning sue.
I love waking up in the morning, cos I can't wait to see what master piece hasn't been done. Love this card. It looks expensive and I love the colours. Xxx

Clare said...

Really elegant card.

Clare x

Macca said...

I mean has been done. ..xx

guffie said...

Good morning sue,
Yet again you have made a super card i really like that paper, really stunning. thanks for all the beautiful card ideas
gail x

Jan said...

Wow Sue what a brilliant card and you make it sound so easy to do...Must have a go.x

debs said...

Morning Sue. What a lovely card sue love colours and the style its different I think you could before a man or a ladies card.

Take care Sue

Debs xx

joy said...

Good morning sue
Love the papers card is great .
joyce.e

Julia Watts said...

Stunning card. Love the black and gold together. Julia xxx

Sally said...

Sally
I love this card, great colours which can sometimes be difficult to mix tastefully, (well in my case)!!

Lesley H said...

Just love the gold swirl on this one (must have it)

sheila said...

WOW! love this.... so different...stylish elegant xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

this card does not look easy at all, it looks as though you have spent ages doing it

I love it

xxx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Such elegance and beauty, this could work in many colour ways. Must have a try.
Have a great day.
Lydia

Maggie said...

Wonderful papers - hope we can get something similar here. It was be a great alternative gold wedding anniversary card if you had gold flowers instead of black. xxx

Skybluepink said...

HI Sue really nice card again don't know how you keep coming up with such stylish ideas.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely card quite elegant
perfect for an anniversary card.
Nancyd x

Ladock girl said...

Really lovely card Sue, love the black and gold theme very elegant. Linda xxx

sue said...

Morning Sue, this card is really classy, the black and gold go well together and the swirls are great too.
Love Sue M xx

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Lovely card and so easy to adapt to any other colour combination to suit.
Best wishes to all
Beverley W

jan said...

hi sue, love this card, the colours are so striking, love black and gold.
love jan x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
love this one and the black and gold paper.
Love Marg

evis said...

Hi Sue, love the card.

dutchess said...

and no Bow Sue are you feeling okay?....LOL its a really stunning card....I find I always have to buy black papers every time I see them anywhere.....I can never get a good result from my printer,and these papers are scrummy!! take care Margaret

Maryann said...

Sooo beautiful Sue, yet soo simple, but gosh I love the look of it here. Really gorgeous work.

Linda said...

Hi Sue, Love those papers, so many times I see things on youtube from the states that are not available here in the uk. Sad Face!! Linda x

AnnR said...

What beautiful papers, and colour theme is brilliant, thanks

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, this card is so elegant, yet simple to construct. Hugs, Carol S.xx

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue. Wow I love this card the black and gold look great.

Sarah Hyett

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue. Wow I love this card the black and gold look great.

Sarah Hyett

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! This card looks so elegant, Sue thanks again
Bren

Mia said...

Oh my!

Margaret Taylor said...

Great way to use scraps

Marie-Louise said...

Such an elegant card. Lovely.

floss said...

Hi Sue, I have just been asked to make someone a Silver Wedding card and this was just the inspiration I needed. I love,love,love it.
Pam x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Really elegant card-love the colours.
Eileen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this black and gold, and it could be a card for any occasion.

Love Rosemarie xx

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue i think these papers are a must have ,they make a very expensive looking card.WOW . Elaine H X

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is done beautifully. I love the papers

Rita said...

The colours and papers used on your card are so very elegant and classy Sue. Stunning card. Hugs Rita xx

AnneRD said...

Lovely colour combinations and great use of smaller pieces of favourite cards/paper. Anne x

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

What a super way to use up oddments of paper from the stash we all have!! Stylish card.

love from Jackie D

Maggie said...

Morning Sue
Simple but a very elegant card love the papers

Maggie H

Joan said...

Love the backing paper hugs Joan xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue,Gorgeous card as always! Stunning in fact! Love the colours etc and other peeps have said- VERY stylish...Have a great day..xxx

Purpleali said...

WOW - what a stunning card. I love black and gold together, so classy.

yorkshiresue said...

Lovely card done using lovely
papers
Hugs
Sue
XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

This is a very elegant and stylish card lovely colours and beautiful papers.
Hugs Rizwana xx

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue
Black and gold so antique and so classy together.Love it.

mary at doghouse said...

Agree with Maggie would make a very different golden wedding anniversary card. Love all the ideas and inspiration on the blog

Cornish Emma said...

The papers look like luxury wall paper, the embellishments just bring it all together, but let the papers be the main focal point. I think this is a colour scheme im going to try.
Emma

Anonymous said...

HI Sue
A stylish card with classy colours

Grimsby Chris

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, I always find black so difficult but you make it seem like childs play - stunning card.

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW what a stunning card, wish my quick and simple cards turned out like this. you are such a talented lady. Elegance is the essence of this card, must get the swirl dies.The butterfly is gorgeous.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June x

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jane stillman said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, the papers work so well together, also love the idea of using the gold swirls and glittery butterfly just to give it a bit of a lift x

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, I am always in need of quick cards, thanks for your inspiration and please count me in the draw!
Thanks
X

Anne Essex said...

Thanks for sharing another gorgeous card.

When I read the winner of the blog candy I thought is said "Me" rather than "Mel". I thought you had decided the prize was so nice you had also entered! :-D. xxx

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, the papers are very stylish and the colours resplendent. A very classy card Sue. Quick, not if I was doing it lol! Hugs Christine H x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

So beautiful and so different from other cards. Love it Sue ;0)

salem said...

great for any occassion great colors

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Really like the texture effect that the different strips give to this card. Stylish!
Vicki

Sonia said...

Just beautiful card..lovely colors.
Hugs,
Sonia

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, Sue. I must get some pretty card when I go to Florida next week. Jan Dunham x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, the colours are great. take care vanessa xx

Clevercrafter said...

Beautiful elegant and stylish card anyone would be over the moon to receive.
Lorraine

Shahab said...

Hi Sue,
I love all your cards but this one has captured my heart, it is such a Stunning and beautiful card.
Thank you so much for sharing

Best Wishes
Shahab x

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Fab card . Quick and easy for those urgent cards. Any gender too just by adapting the paper. Could use bits of your left over stash up too. (hate waste). Don't play with my edgeabilities enough. Thanks for reminding me i have them. Yes a grand card.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Shazza said...

very elegant x

Sue Pass said...

Most cards sing to me but this is a full blown Opera!! These papers really go together and even though it is a quick card it doesn't look it! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Hugs Sue Pass

Sandra said...

Amazing card yet again Sue. I just love all of your ideas and use a lot of them. Keep them coming!!
Sandra

Phil D said...

Another great card Sue - good wishes
Phil

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Sue, this card is just gorgeous!!! I love the patterned papers you used!

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Such elegance, need I say more.....
well yes! Beautiful

Lara x :)

YorkshireLass said...

So ostentatious - absolutely love it!
Sarah x

craftycarol said...

Wow Wow Wow this is a truely beautiful card.You have surpassed yourself this time Sue.
Carol x

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue

Another lovely design and great colours that make it suitable for male card (the constant refrain!).

Another one to add to my inspiration list.

Enjoy your day!

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue

Another lovely design and great colours that make it suitable for a male card (the constant refrain!).

Another one to add to my inspiration list.

Enjoy your day!

Ita said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning,and thank you for your help with my Grand Calibur problems
Smiles
Ita

Craftychris said...

Another fabulous card. Those papers are wonderful xx

Sonia Jones said...

Another brilliant card. Soniax

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

Just goes to show with some papers and a die or three a simple card can be stunning. With one or two small changes this card could be made to suite a male. Use bright and funky coloured paper and a younger female would love it. Beautiful.

Susan

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! I have to make a card for a friend who's just been given 4 weeks to live :( - this might just be a suitable idea.

a said...

Love the colour combination, a very stylish card. xxx

lainey said...

stunning Sue, love it!! lainey x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I wasn't too sure about this one at first but have to say it is growing on me:-)
Frances

vicky37diddy said...

wow this is stunning sue love it xxx vicky

vicky37diddy said...

love this card, and i like the papers behind and its so stunning well done sue xxxx vicky x

Joanna said...

Beautiful card as always Sue xxx

Lexie said...

Ooh...very classy!
xx

Barbara said...

Very aristocratic looking card! Have just found out I have won 3 lots of spellbinders dies from the Craft at Home draw!!! Couldnt believe I was reading my own name, its my 2nd most fav products next to Creative Expression stamps. Congrats to all the winners you have drawn, its a great feeling to win something especially when its your fav products!!!

Bean said...

Sue I thought white was my favourite but this card is stunning.
Black is the new white
Bean

mags said...

Very sylish and striking card. Great colour combo and everything works well together.
Mags
x

Petra Jopp said...

Yes, I like it, Sue - because I like swirls, the color gold and butterflies.
Hugs Petra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love the backing papers on this card


Geraldine

Claveh said...

Sue, this is lovely, I love black and gold as a colour scheme, it looks so sophisticated!

jayne denver said...

hi sue love the colours and very different please keep them coming
thanks jayne

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I love the papers on this card. Not sure I would have thought to use them on the same card myself. Karen x

john said...

hi sue love the card,im of to make some butterflies out of glitter card youve given me an idea :-)
debbie x

annemarks said...

You cant go wrong with black and gold, it's a classic. Please add me to blog candy list :)

Kate's Cards said...

Very chic!

Marlou McAlees said...

another lovely creation Sue ♥ TFS :)

May said...

Love the Black & Gold today Sue, Just lovely.... Hugs May x x x

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card as usual, will try and recreate it tonight. XXX

Rhonda Miller said...

What a stunning card.

hazel said...

Lovely card sue. Love the strips of cardstock used to make the background they are so elegant and classy. xx hazel

jordiegirl said...

Another lovely card Sue - totally different to the ones you've posted recently - but equally as stunning.

I've just made a Wedding Day card today using my Spellbinders dies and am very pleased with it.

Glass Daisy said...

The card is sumptuous Sue. It somehow gives a feeling of decadence, the papers are lovely.
Sonia x

Dawn Louise said...

Gorgeous, it's so stylish and sophisticated. You never fail to show us fabulous cards. thanks sue

Barbara said...

Fabulous, such an easy idea, but so effective. Gorgeous papers x

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, What a super card i love it all - the colours,design, edgeabilities flowers everything. In fact untill you mentioned it i had not even noticed that there was no sentiment and yet i had really looked at the card. Truely ingenious.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

AmeliaK said...

Simply beautiful card. Fantastic inspiration. Wish I had your creativity.

MARGARET said...

i WOULD NOT HAVE THOUGHT THAT THOSE PATTERNS WOULD HAVE GONE TOGETHER. I WAS WRONG THIS CARD IS BEAUTIFUL.

jacqui said...

Really,smart card,looks wonderful.

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

Anotherbrilliant card which could be used for either sex with a bit of tweaking, you never fail to inspire me, you are one very clever lady.

Craftycat said...

This is so elegant and it actually works really well without a sentiment, although I would never have thought of it! x

sheila stokes said...

A beautiful card, lovely colours, vey elegant. Best wishes, Sheila. x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
I too did not notice at first there was not a sentiment on the card, the border caught my eye which drew me to the designs on the backing papers, very clever, I will always take my hat off to you, lol. Truely brilliant.
Best Wishes to you.
Happy2craft

sheila said...

Those papers are truely beautiful,
used on their own they are a statement piece, together they created something very different.

Helen O said...

Love it Sue, I love gold and black tones they are really special, great for any occasion, thank you for sharing Helen O xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Love black & gold - always elegant. As it's without a sentiment it would be a lovely card to make now and keep - wouldn't it be great to discover it again just when a classy card is needed quickly! Sue x

Rosietoes said...

Very elegant card Sue. Love the different papers together. :)

Edna x

Nikbee said...

A very stylish card. I love the colours and the papers are fab.
Nikki x

Christine said...

Perfect for anyone,another really lovely card!
And as you hadn't heard this until someone wrote it in an email to C&C recently, I thought I'd echo it and say, "great card, duck, smashing".
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Su said...

Very elegant but a bit 'busy' for me personally. It's a good job we all like different things isn't it? No offence intended to anyone!!!

Ellapu said...

Wow what a beautiful creation and I would love the opportunity to win your 3000 follower candy. Thank you for the chance
Elaine LP

iReneM said...

Stunning,Sue. I love how you do these so stylish black & gold creations.
x

Barney Bear said...

I LOVE black and gold together...so sophisticated! Well done Sue.

craftylisa said...
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craftylisa said...

hi sue
lovely papers and im loving the papers.

hugs lisa x

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, ooh,Black and gold my favourite and this looks absolutely stunning. Love those backing papers. Really need to get those Bella Rose dies but still paying for the last lot on flexi pay of course. Will have to put them on my wish list (it's getting very long) Thanks for the inspiration yet again me duck!( yes we say that round here as well.

Teresa - Nottingham xxx

Teresa said...

P.S. been meaning to ask how do you get your rounded corners - I've noticed them on several of your card.

magpie said...

Beautiful, stylish and a very elegant card....all of it, fab! Love the gorgeous black & gold papers, where did you get them? Can you bring some to c&c when you go over to the states again? They'll be a sell out! xx

Sandra said...

Lovely Regal looking card, it was great to meet you at the weekend,I really enjoyed the show too.
Huge hugs,
Sandra xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another different style of card , i like the panels on this card.Yvonne xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Love the patterned papers and black and gold is so sophisticated.
Great Card.
Joan B.

Debra W said...

What a beautiful stylish card, I love the panel idea. Debra W

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
Have you ever looked at something and thought 'I really like that' but when someone has asked you why, you can't put your finger on it. Then, the more you look at it, stare at it and try to break it down the worse it gets? Well that is me with your card today, I absolutely love it,...but I don't know why. I know I love it because its a very attractive card but exactly why, I don't know.
Is that stupid or what? Maybe its one of those cards that everything fits and so just one thing doesn't stand out. Ah well, it doesn't really matter, as long as you know I like it.
Take care (hope hand is healing quickly) Hugs Linda x

Paula Gale said...

Black and gold is such a classic colour combo - love how you have lined the different DP's in a vertical parallel to each other - the accent of the gold flourishes brings out the other touches of gold and finished off with those gorgeous, differnt flowers - all very stunning in their own right.

TFS

Paula Gale.xx

yvette said...

I love that card. And it really makes me wanna buy the edgeabilities!! Thank you for the inspiration :)

yvette said...
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gwen70 said...

These colours are gorgeous Sue, so rich looking

Vie Carter said...

Just love this card, the papers are wonderful and your design great

Vie
x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant card love the colours

Hugs Annx

Wellington said...

Oh my, aren't those papers lush :)

Mena Ireland(Galway) said...

Hi Sue, very elegant card love it.xx

Anonymous said...

I really like this card Sue, I have lots of bits of paper that I couldn't bare to throw away and now I have a way to use them !!! Thanks for your inspiration. Hugs Liz x

m mcmaster said...

What a stuunning card Sue.I will definately be having a go at this one.Take care.

m mcmaster said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue.Can't wait to have a go at msking this one,so classy..

CathyinMN said...

The papers are so elegant and pretty. Great card.

Gail said...

Love the colours in this card.....

Lucy said...

What a great color scheme!! Every day I think, "oh, this is my favorite!" You continue to amaze me.

Lucy said...

What a great color scheme!! Every day I think, "oh, this is my favorite!" You continue to amaze me.

brenda said...

Another beautiful card, love the colours x

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