Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Blog Candy Winners and A Fav Card

Hello my crafty friends! I am almost recovered from the hectic weekend at Ally Pally.  I just wanted to say a great big thank you to everyone from the blog that came by to introduce themselves and say hi.   I was so lucky to receive several beautiful handmade cards from well wishers and even  a gorgeous wall hanging and certificate (complete with its own decorated box) from one of the blog followers named Lorraine.  She told me that it was a gift from all of the followers on my blog so thank you all so very much!  I am hoping to get some of the pictures from Ally Pally on the blog later in the week for you.
Now, before we get to the card of the day, I have just realised that we hit our blog candy goal so I will announce the winners. 
 The third place prize goes to......................................
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The winner of the second place prize is...........................
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.....................................................................Sue Pass!!!!
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The winner of the First Grand prize is..................
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Mell!!!!
Congratulations to the winners!!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com and confirm your address to claim your prize.

Now for the card at hand!  This is one of my favourite cards from the last shows.  I'm sure you will recognise the buckle styling to this card. The first thing I did was to cut the Heartfelt Creations Layered Scalloped Posy twice so it cut a fancy circle to put behind my "buckle frames".   I used Labels 24 in the largest size and the next size down to cut a frame.  Then I cut two more frames using the next two smaller sizes.  I assembled my frames with the largest in the centre and the two smaller frames on the sides.  I cut a strip of card and stamped my sentiment on it so that it sits in the centre of the frame.  I used an edgeability insert to cut a pattern in the top and bottom of my strip.  I added a piece of teal card to show through the insert behind the sentiment strip.  I used the strip to weave between the edges of the Labels 24 frames.  I added an aqua coloured double bow tied from the silky crush ribbon, two stick pins and a sparkly button from my craft stash.  For a few finishing touches, I added some swirly pearls to the sentiment strip and a few half pearls to the corners and the frame overlap areas.  Paper piercing around the edge was the final finishing touch for my card.  I enjoy making these type of cards so I hope they will inspire you to give one a go!  All for now, Sue x


166 comments:

Pam said...

Once again you have produced a stunning card Sue, I love the way you match colours and design. Really like this one

debs said...
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debs said...

Morning Sue another Stunning card. I love the colours you have used they go so well together.
You give us so much insperation.

Take care Sue.

debs xx

Eemeli said...

Great card and that silky crush ribbon is fab! Love the layout and once again the colors work together so well.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

mags said...

Another stunning card Sue. I really love this one. The inventive use of the dies and the colour combo. Everything goes so well together.
Mags
x

CraftyAnn said...

Once again the card is stunning and the colours work so well together. I know what I'll be attempting to make today.
Take care

Missmizog said...

Morning Sue
Yet another fantastic card.
Have a restful day.
Sue

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous selection of cards you give us Sue, better than the most luxurious box of chocolates!! Better for our figures too!! Thank you Mabex

Debby Berry said...

Sue
Lovely card. Your mind just must work in over time mood.

Felicie said...

This card is so stunning Sue an you give us really so much inspiration.
Felicie

Heather said...

Good morning Sue lovely card to inspire us as usual thanks
hugs x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue..stunning card, I love the colours...glad you are recovered from the weekend! Thanks for your continued inspiration, Carole Z X

Hellma said...

Love your card Sue, congrawts to the winner.

jacqui said...

Love your inter locking designs.

bhavana said...

Hi, so enjoyable to come onto your blog first thing in the morning to see such wonderful cards created by you! This again is a stunning card, thank you for always sharing with us!

Ria said...

Hi Sue
This is a very clever use of the dies and it looks so good.
Glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend sadly I couldn't make it.
Ria

inkypinkycraft said...

A great card, just love the colour of that ribbon! Hugs trace

Julia Watts said...

Just Gorgeous! Love, Julia xxx

YorkshireLass said...

Simply Beautiful!
Sarah x

Maryann said...

A gorgeous card again Sue, and I just love how you layered all these diecuts and mixed into each other. That´s something I´m going to play a lot more with here too, that´s for sure. I love how it looks on the cards always.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners here too, enjoy your prizes girls.

Liz said...

love the card and a fantastic idea to put the heartfelt die behind the 'buckle'

guffie said...

Hi Sue
I haven't been on here for a while as i haven't been too well but i have now caught up with all your fab cards and this one is just as beautiful as all of your cards are.
Am i right in thinking you will be on c&c this friday? As i am sure one of the prsenters let it slip the other day.
gail x

shampylou30 said...

another stunning card love the colour combo sue xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours and your style as ever is inspiring
Bren

Macca said...

Hi sue
Another wonderful card. The colours are beautiful and I love the into locking dies. It was lovely seeing you at ally pally, I was star stuck........xxx

Macca said...

Hi sue
Another wonderful card. The colours are beautiful and I love the into locking dies. It was lovely seeing you at ally pally, I was star stuck........xxx

Macca said...

Hi sue
Another wonderful card. The colours are beautiful and I love the into locking dies. It was lovely seeing you at ally pally, I was star stuck........xxx

ang said...

another fab card thanks for all the inspiration and the generous candi you give away angxxxx

Lin W said...

love the card,colours really float my boat
Thanks Sue for all your hard work
xx

Debbie Tinks said...

THIS IS A LOVELY CARD SUE

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, pink and black always work so well together x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Really love the way you use the dies on this card,and congratulations to all the lucky winners! Love Jean x

Joesgrandma said...

Pretty in Pink Sue. I also love the way the nesties are linked..Very pretty card. Have a good Tuesday XXX

melanie said...

Stunning card Sue have a good rest Melanie

Karen said...

What a clever and beautiful card. This is lovely. xx

Marie-Louise said...

I totally love this card. Beautiful.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another fabbbb card loved it when you demoed it on the tv. Congrats to the winners of the blog candy. Glad your having a well earned rest, after the weekend. I hope everyone has a great crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

iReneM said...

Another gorgeous card, Sue. Love the 'buckle' look and fantastic ribbon.
Congrats to the winners :)
x

Victoria said...

I loved this card when I first saw it. It's a very clever idea and one that I've already tried! Thank you Sue.

happy2craft said...

Morning Sue,
Yet again, beautiful card, love the buckle effect, I will have to have a go at one, thank you for making your blog so addictive, lol.
Have a great day.
Happy2craft

ValJ xxx said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Looking at your lovely cards every morning is such a good way to start my day. This one is so pretty. Love the colours, love the dies and love the bow. What's not to like?

rachel said...

Gorgeous colours! Love the way you've intertwinned the dies! Hugs Rachel x

Celina Dee said...

I love this card!!! Everything about it is detailed and elegant. Love the colours and the labels and the sentiment, the buckle. Are you on C&C on friday??
Hope you are.
Waterford

Clare said...

Gorgeous card love the colour combination.

Clare x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a miserable day so its so nice to see your lovely card. I love the sentiment too.

Congratulations to all the lucky the winners

sue xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another stunner.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Stunning card - I love the buckles effect, I must try that! Won't be long and you'll be hitting the 3000 mark! Zo xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - glad you're recovering from AP, look forward to seeing the photos. Love this card, I tried the interlocking frames things and it worked beautifully -see, you inspire me ti impress myself! Kathy x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Congratulations to all of the winners.
This card is just superb I will have a go at this one but it will have to be with different dies, have not got these yet I live in hope.
Hope you are well rested.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Love the card and your use of the dies.
Grimsby Chris

nina said...

stunning card again love the teal PLEASE do a coloured card pack !!!!
Love nina x

Sonia Jones said...

Another fantastic card. You are definatly an inspiration. Soniax

Astrid Maclean said...

Another beauty, love it when you combine dies in such clever ways! I agree with some of the comments above, mornings just would not be the same without a gorgeous card from Sue to inspire lol...

Jane in Spain said...

Really clever card! Lovely

nannapat said...

I love this card it's so elegant & the colours are fab. I think all of your followers should make YOU a csrd with that same sentiment on! Pat x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another clever creation taking the dies to another level that us mere mortals wouldn't have thought about!!Lovely colour combination.

love from Jackie D

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Great card love the bow, love everything about it to be honest, my kind of card.
Raining here today so I will just have to play to pass the time....... Will use todays card as inspiration.
Thank you for sharing all your tanents.
Have a Great Day.

Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Such a clever card i think Sue,i really dont know how you think them up .Well done all the lucky winners enjoy.Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card, Sue
From Jan Dunham

Maggie said...

Hi Sue love todays card with the interlocking dies must try this! Congrats to all the winners...enjoy!

Maggie H

Lara B said...

Good Morning Sue

Hope you don't mind me saying, the sentiment is so appropriate in relation to yourself.

Another fab creation!

Lara x

Lara B said...

Good Morning Sue

Hope you don't mind me saying, the sentiment is so appropriate in relation to yourself.

Another fab creation!

Lara x

angiec said...

that is beautiful what a clever way to use the dies

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card again, i will certainly do this card as i did the one you posted on Saturday , i think it was called Hello Friend, your cards are just gorgeous can't wait until the next one. Yvonne xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,

A very beautiful card, love the colours.
Janet

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, this card is so beautiful. Those colours just work so well together. You must be exhausted after Ally Pally but glad you had fun.

Nanna Tina said...

The words on this card say it all, will my crafty stash have the bits for this one?
Love Tina

Nanna Tina said...

The words on this card say it all, will my crafty stash have the bits for this one?
Love Tina

AnneRD said...

Love the buckle effect on this one Sue. Lots of detail in the composition. Glad you had a good time at AP. Anne x

Maggie said...

So many options in different colours. Will definitely have a go at this one! see you tomorrow x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,
Another stunning card, very elegant and love the colours and your inventive use of the dies makes us mere mortals gasp in wonder. The sentiment is so you, you give so much to your blog family. Congratulations to the winners.
have a lovely day.
Hugs June x

Roselass55 said...

Glad you enjoyed AP. Hope you did'nt loose your yellow scissors too often!
I love the buckles on this card it makes me remember to "think out of the box" when I use a die. Have a good day.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and I am going to try the linking tech with different shape dies. Glad you are recovering from the weekend. Hugs Carol S.xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a buckle card (mine didn't turn out that good lol). Going down in size on the die is a neat trick. Smashing way you put the sentiment in. Yes can hear the choir again. Well done Sue.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue and everyone and congratulations to the winners!

Sue, I love everything about this card. The design is a particular favourite of mine as I loved the "triple thank you card" (February blog)and adding the teal to this one well say no more. Fab card TFS. I agree the sentiment is appropriate to you. Hugs Christine H x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card-very pretty use of the dies-especiall love the colours.
Eileen x

Anonymous said...

Hello and good morning Sue, love the use of the dies in such a different and inspiring way. Colours as ever are stunning and the detail of the background die really draws the eye in. Just beautiful thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas.

Love Rizwana xx

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue, love the pink and black together looks stunning. love Linda xxx

Rita said...

One of my favourites too. Congratulations to all the Winners and I'm sure you will have fun with your prize goodies. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xxx

AnnR said...

Hi Sue another stunning creation- you are endless inspiration! Thanks

Claveh said...

This is lovely, I would not have thought of putting these colours together, but it really works.
Thanks Sue.

Vie Carter said...

Another super card Sue

Congratulations to all you very lucky winners

Vie
x

Jackie said...

Afternoon Sue another fantastic card, love this card and the colours

Lynnus said...

When I read the list of winners I thought you had put yourself as a winner! Love this card as always, hear you are doing a canc show soon...x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, This card is really pretty, love the colours, & the layout, really like this card.
take care, vanessa xx

Craftychris said...

Another fabulous card - I love the way you use the dies in this way. Congratulations to the winners xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I love this style of card and find it quite quick and easy to do once you do a few lol!.
Congrats to all winners
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Keefyd said...

Hi Sue,
another fab card, love the use of the overlapping dies, it gives another dimension to the card.

love Keith xx

Toni said...

Beautiful card, design, colours. Just love it all. Well done Sue and as always, thank you for sharing again.
Toni xx

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.Bridal silks

CraftyJo said...

Awesome card again Sue, very clever.

marker pens said...

The colours are beautiful and I love the into locking dies. I know what I will be attempting to make today. I impressed by that.

Glass Daisy said...

Love the use of the dies Sue, it makes you think outside the box and of course anything that extends the use of dies is very welcome.
Sonia x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another lovely card. Love the stitching around the edges. :0)

Anthea said...

Love the pink and grey combo of this card. Dont know how you keep coming up with all the fantastic designs you show us. hugs xx

Hanneke said...

Wow, great card and congrats on reaching the follower goal. I see a new candy is up again, I'd love to participate! Congratulations to all the winners! Hugs, Hanneke

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love the colours of this one. Hope you are getting over your hectic weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
another great card just love the black and pink.
Nancyd x

Hyline said...

Wonderful card Sue. I am new to spellbinders and met you on Saturday at Ally Pally. Thank you for your advice and taking the time to show me how!.

Take care you!!
Hyline

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Saw this card being demonstrated on create and craft, loved it then and love the colour combination

Geraldine

May said...

Fabulous Sue, love the colours... Congrats to the winners, Hugs May x x x

jane stillman said...

This card is absolutely stunning. I love the colour combination and the ribbon. Hope the ribbon will be back in stock soon x

hollyberry said...

WOW Sue this card is so beautiful.The colour are stunning and go so well together.I think this is my favourite so far.

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card the colours are fantastic to .
Alley pally was very busy but i enjoyed it.
joyce.e

CathyinMN said...

Congrats to the winners! Another beautiful card! I really do like this style and I will have to try making one similar.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I love the buckle cards but I've not made one yet. Maybe today is the day!
Joan B.

Jean said...

Another beautiful card the colours are lovely.

Jean

Cinders said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A stunning card and striking colours, I love the buckle effect but will have to invest in some more dies first, although having said that, I've just received the Moroccan Accents and Motifs dies this morning (woohoo), so will have to start saving again before I can get any more.
Have a great day
Caz xxx

snapdragon25 said...

I have a male 50th birthday coming and may just adapt the colours of this card and use your design. Lovely. Thanks.

lainey said...

I LOVE what you have done on this card Sue!! lainey x

nikkib said...

Congratulations to all the winners... glad Ally Pally was a success, I have never been which is a shame as I'm only about an hour away so maybe later in the year.. love the card again Sue, gorgeous colours, cant go wrong with pink..... x

Bhawana said...

Congrates to all winners. fabulous card.

jayne denver said...

hi sue what a lovely card .
i,m never disappointed with your cards i can honestly say you hit the spot
jayne

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I really like this style of card and its one I intend to 'borrow'. Karen x

martine said...

Hi sue
what can i say another beautiful card i love all the colour matching you do and i love your bows

have a nice day sue xxx
martine xxx

Jane said...

Stunning love the colours and design .

Jane xx

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue, I to like the design of this card, and i have a variation of this card as inspiration in my craft room.
The colours go so well together.
Stunning.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I absolutely love the colour combinations of this card, they work so well together. The buckle design is so classy, exactly like the lady who creates the cards.

cebelica said...

Another gorgeous card!

Mia said...

I love this card, what inspiration, I am suffering a 'mental block' right now, all I see is a white blank canvas!! Have had this for a few days now... I'm hanging in there though... please hurry back my creative mind lol

salem said...

wooow love this card waiting for your shows on c and c impatiently

Mia said...

I love this card, what inspiration, I am suffering a 'mental block' right now, all I see is a white blank canvas!! Have had this for a few days now... I'm hanging in there though... please hurry back my creative mind lol

Lucy said...

Sssooooo dang pretty, it makes my eyes hurt! The ribbons you use are just stunning. You certainly see things in the dies that I don't. ;-)

That's why I tune in every day. You jump start my imagination.

jordiegirl said...

I love the way you arranged the Labels frames on this card - saw you do this on C&C - I really must give this a try.

Thanks for being such an inspiration.

-Agnes- said...

Very elaborate, and inspiring, too: I could imagine the strip becoming something you can slide out, a bookmark maybe...

Buttons said...

Congrats to all the winners who must be jumping up and down with excitement! Beautiful card as ever Sue and I wait with baited breath for the ruler tool which will enable me to have a go at your pricking border technique.
'The Cutest Blog' team are currently hot on the heals of my Blogger problem - so helpful. Will keep you updated.
Hugs, Buttons x

Arenosa 12 said...

So unusual, I love it.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous.

Congrats to the winners.

Becky Dunham said...

This is so over the top gorgeous Sue! I love everything about it from the color combo to the "buckle"! Congrats to the winners :)

sheila stokes said...

Good evening Sue, a gorgeous card again as always, love the colours, best wishes, Sheila. x

Dawn Louise said...

Congratulations to all the winners, excellent card sue love the pink teal combo x thanks for sharing x

Marlou McAlees said...

another beautiful card Sue :) love the colour combo . congrats to the winners :) ♥

Christine said...

Lovely card, yet could easily be used when a more formal card design is required.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Helen O said...

Lovely card Sue, love the colours and style. How I would love your button stash lol, I love pretty buttons and am always on the lookout, there are so many plain boring ones, pretty ones are harder to find, Maybe that should be the next thing a selection of ribbons, lace and buttons called Sues stash ;-) I think all of your blog worshipers would buy it (me included) Helen O xxx

Petra Jopp said...

Again a nice card, Sue,
Petra

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the buckle - a wonderful idea.
Nikki x

Di said...

Oh this is sooooo beautiful Sue, you are a true inspiration

Di x

Lacelady said...

I am definitely going to try one of these interlocking designs, thank you for the inspiration.

Lisbeth said...

I can understand why this is one of your favourite cards. It was a pleasure to meet you again at Ally Pally and I was amazed that you recognised me from last time.

john said...

what a wonderful card i do love to look through your blog it gives me loads of ideas especially when ive go no idea what im going to do
thanks debbie x

Anonymous said...

must play with my dies more !!!! janet dogs

Barbara said...

Beautiful card as always, dont want to repeat what everyone else has said! Hope you will be on our screens again before you go back home. You will be missed!!!!!!!!!!

smartcookie said...

Once again Sue, stunning!! Just lovely.....XX

rosemary said...

This Beautiful and elegant this helps others to try their ideas. Thank you.

rosemary said...

This card is beautiful and elegant helps me and others wijth their ideas. Thank you.

crafty lady said...

Evening Sue, love this style of card lovely colours too, do you think we will get mixed colours on C&C as I have stocked up on your fav colours. Have a wee crafty day today so off to bed back to work tomorrow. Hugs Fiona P xxx

Su said...

Another lovely card Sue, love the 'buckle' idea! Soop x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, This is another card I would like to try making, especially as I do have labels 24. Glad you are almost rested after Ally Pally. It was lovely to see you there. I got back to Herefordshire tonight, having fitted in a trip to The RHS gardens at Wisley and a couple of visits to relations while I was up there. I enjoyed it all very much. Congratulations to the winners, Sue x

Joan said...

I will def try this for my mums birthday have a good day everyone Joan xx

Rufus said...

I've got to try this, it's so pretty! Congrats to your lucky winners.
R/

frances joy said...

another beautiful card! i love the colours.. :)

Linda said...

Congratulations to the winners! Another gorgeous card Sue.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jan said...

Saw you make this on C&C and loved it but it looks even better close up Sue.x

yorkshiresue said...

Love the card and colours
Hugs
Sue
XXX

Sonia said...

Hi Sue,thanks for the chance to win your super candy.
I love your amazing works:you are a very good scrapper...I have to learn from you...I follow you steadily.
Came to visit my new born blog,I'm a beginner...If you like something,if you want became follower I'll very happy and onorate!
Hugs,
Sonia

Shazza said...

just stunning x

Sue Pass said...

These colours are really complementary and I am so pleased that there's a close up of the intertwined frames, as I have wanted to do this but couldn't get it quite right!

Hugs Sue Pass

PS I am so chuffed that I am one of the blog 'winners' Woo hoo!

mell said...

I must try this card its stunning xxx

Lexie said...

I'm really loving this! It's gorgeous.
xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, for this beautiful card I saw the demonstration on create and craft and so glad you've made another one with a close up of how you've entwined the spellbinders!Thank you so much for inspiration and beautiful cards. Never ceased to be "wowed" by them. Take care karen x

magpie said...

ps congratulations to all the winners!!! xx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue love this card ( again) ant wait 2 have a go must finish this wedding cake 1st then its craft craft craft trouble with working 4 a living cant just craft when u want 2 lol x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
Been busy, busy so not been to my blog or yours!
Love the card especially as it's the teal and white one. I do so love your linking frames, they add lovely dimension to your cards.
all the best Linda

Wellington said...

Such a stand out design. Not quite my colours as such (I just can't bring myself to do the pink thing), but the design is (like so many of your's) very easy to translate to whatever colour scheme floats the proverbial boat. Thanks once more for the inspiratio

no slip tape said...

The layout and coloring are wonderful too, Especially i like this flower design. Everything is perfect. I attract by that.

Andrea said...

WOW Sue this card is so beautiful.The colour are stunning and go so well together.I think this is my favourite so far.