Saturday, 14 April 2012

Good Friends

Hi my crafty friends!  My much loved teal is sneaking its way back into my cards, this time with the "milk" coloured card.  I made the background by cutting four square swatches and then embossing them while still in the die.  I did this by setting them on top of the So Trendy embossibility folder but NOT CLOSING IT!  This is very important if you try to recreate this look.  If you close the folder, the die will cut into it and ruin it!  Set the die on the open folder, cover it with the tan mat and because you will need to make up for the lack of thickness since it is open, you will need to add a couple of pieces of card so the embossing comes out nicely.  By leaving it in the die, the edge will stay unembossed and give your piece a nice frame.  I mounted these so that the patterns went in opposite directions.  Next I used Labels 24 to cut three frames and I interlocked them together to form one frame with the points alternating all the way around.  I stamped my sentiment then framed it with a smaller label 24 die frame cut out of the milk card that I also embossed.  I added the lovely pearl labels 24 nestabling to the edge.  I made two flowers using the spiral flower 3 and added them to the corner of my sentiment with a bow made from the chalk white American seam binding.  I matted it all with another piece of teal card and then milk card that I pierced the edges. 
Before I go, I just wanted to add a quick note to say that since I will be in London at the show all weekend, I probably won't be able to get my emails so please be patient, I will get them caught up early next week.  All for now, Sue x

169 comments:

Petra Jopp said...

Good morning Sue,
I love it. Your card is perfect again. I love the color, the texture and all!
Happy crafting in London
Petra

vicky37diddy said...

hi sue

what lovely colours and the way u have put it altogether is beautiful, i hope u have a lovely weekend in london, shame i cant get there luv vicky xxxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue,

Love the teal and milk, love the way you have used the embossing folder, must try this. Off to get ready to go to Ally Pally and hopefully see you. Love Jean x

Jan said...

Teal,one of my favourite colours and those flowers, wow but its the pearls that have blown me away. Fantastic card Sue.x

Rufus said...

Thanks for the tip on using the embossing folder with the die. Love all your teal. And the way that you used the labels 24 to make the frame.
R/

mags said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Do like this colour combo and the layout is lovely. Hopefully see you at Ally Pally.
Mags
x

Carole Z said...

Love the card & thanks for explanation, am going to try this! Waking up in London today & looking forward to Ally Pally! Have a good weekend, will come say Hi! Carole Z X

Eemeli said...

Great layout! I love the soft colors and textures you have used. Once again those flowers are just perfect touch for the card!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Lucy said...

Love that teal & the background embossing folder/die technique. Fabulous!

frances joy said...

love the flowers and colors.. great card again! beautiful....

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card today. Fantastic tip with embossing folder. I wish I could visit you at the Ally Pally. Maybe next time. Have a great time everyone who attends. Hope you enjoy meeting some of your blog friends.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card Sue. Like the idea of embossing whilst still in the die for the frame. Have a great day. Sally

Donna B said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card yet again, is there no end to your amazing talent

donna

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The colours work really well. Thank you for sharing.
So upset that i cannot make Ally Pally. Hope it all goes well. Have a great weekend.
Sue

shampylou30 said...

another great card love the background and the flowers are gorgeous too sue xxx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Another fabulous card, I love teal too Px

daisylou said...

Never stop using your teal! I think it's superb!

I am going to try the open embossing folder technique hoping it works aswell as yours.

Have fun at Ally Pally. I won't be there but know people who are going and all love your work too.

Hoping you have a large glass of something as you deserve it tonight.
Much Love
Daisylou xxx

Pam said...

Hi Sue, once again lovely card. Good tip about embossing with the die. Have a great time in London.

Maryann said...

This is sooo gorgeous again Sue, I just LOVE what you´ve done here. Everything you ever do always looks so fantastic, it´s awesome work hun.
Hope you´ll have a wonderful week-end.

Alison said...

Lovely once again, enjoy London
Alison x

angiec said...

wow that card has to be one of my favourites love it

sheila said...

Fantastic colour combination and flowers tooxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love todays card, thank you for the embossing information going to give that a go.
Have a wonderful weekend at Ally Pally
Hundreds of miles from me, it is a show I would love to get to one day.

Patricia xx

lestim said...

Lovely card, but I think the colour on my iPad is not right as it looks very yellow, will have to have another look on the PC. The design is terrific as always with loads of great ideas to implement in other designs. Have a good day at Ally Pally I hope you get some time to take breath, best wishes Lesley x

melanie said...

Stunning card love the colours ,have a great time at Ali Pally Melanie

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, another "Stunna" I know you don't spell it like that!
I bet your stall will be the busiest there. Keep taking the pills, you know the get up and go ones that I need lol I Mabex

Chris said...

Morning Sue,
Great tips today, great card today too. Good luck this weekend, thank you, Chris X

Joesgrandma said...

Just Elegant! I love this one Sue TY

Heather said...

Good morning Sue the colour has come up very yellow on my iPad but when I looked on my computer the colour was much better. I have still to try this technique a bit nervous that I will ruin my folder but I am going to have a go becuase the effect is stunning. Have a brilliant time at Ally Pally I wish I was going.
Hugs x

occasionali said...

Lovely card again Sue.

Anonymous said...

Sally
Wow, amazing Sue, teal is one of my favourite colours, what a stunning card....but aren't they all!!

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Sue,have a good weekend at the show, wish I could be there.
Chris x

Clare said...

Lovely card. Thanks for the tip with the embossing. Hope you enjoy the London show.

Clare x

Sandra F said...

Have a great time in Ally Pally Sue. Another lovely card. thos two colours go so nice together

Carolyn B said...

Another brilliant card. I love the colours of this card and the embossing on the squares.
Have a good time at Ally Pally, I've never been ablre to get there, but one day.......

Carolyn

ValJ xxx said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone. What a clever idea for the background. Must try that today. Lovely card. I too love teal and the flowers are so pretty.

rachel said...

fabulous - glad to see the teal back and thanks for the embossing tip - will have to give it a try! Hugs Rachel x

Jo said...

This is a beautiful card, I love teal and the embossing is lovely.

Have a great time at the show.

Jo x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
So lovely to see the teal and white again, I do so love these together and especially when you do them and do them this well.
While reading your post and looking at todays creation I started singing...yaayy!!! I do love a good singing card, especially when they are fun songs or songs with fun or fond memories etc
Todays was all inspired by the interlocked labels 24 frames so got any ideas Sue, anyone?
Well that's it for today as I am off to bed......
No I am not going to tell you the song title yet as I would love to see if you can guess; it would be such fun to see if you Sue, or anyone else, could see the song I am singing in your lovely creation too. I promise to let you know later. Anyone up for the game?
Big hugs and enjoy Ally Pally everyone (lucky peeps!!) Linda xx

Bhawana said...

Fabulous card. Love those embossedtexture and the color of the frame inside. Beautiful

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND

Jane in Spain said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Sue.
Have a great time at Ally Pally!

Crafty Kaz said...

Oh Sue
This is sooo gorgeous, I just love it! Think I am a teal fan too
Kaz
x

Jane said...

Realy effective love the colour combo. Have a good weekend at the Ally Pally , I have tickets for the next show in Sept can't wait.

Jane xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I must try the embossing technique with the new folders...love Milk and Teal but on my pc its nearly Orange !
Have a nice day at Ally Pally
Love Marg

hazel said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. really like the use of the swatch squares dies i need to get these. Hope you have a fab time in London this weekend xx hazel

Linda said...

Hi Sue, how do you get so many great ideas? another great design. Linda x

nattyboots said...

Nice card and colours again Sue love it . Elaine H X

nattyboots said...

Nice card and colours again Sue i love it . Elaine H X

Jayemceetee said...

Amazing as always! Have a great time at Ally Pally!

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue hope you have a great weekend, shame i can,t make it.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card whats not to like.
Have a great time at Ally Pally.
Lydia
X

Marie-Louise said...

Another fantastic card. Love the embossing. Hope you are enjoying Ally Pally.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,
Teal and milk, my favourites, love this stunning card. Thanks for the tip for the ebossing folder, will have to give this a go. Have a great time at Ally Pally, Sue and fellow blog followers who attend.
Hugs June x

Ruthie said...

I love the colours, i am in love with teal. The embossing is so deap it looks like a fabric. Another great card.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another clever idea...I don't know how you would have thought to play with the folder open in the first place!!

Hope you are having a fun day

love from Jackie D

nesscraftyqueen said...

Oh just stunning in my favourite colour scheme! Well done Sue and I love the frame idea on this. Crafting hugs Ness x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Another beautiful card, although it looks very yellow on my pc. Love the interlocking frames and that labels die, another to add to my wish list!!!!
Have a great time in London, wish I was going this weekend but we are there next weekend

Sue xxx

cardstaylormade said...

i love the swatches dies,i did similar thing on one of my cards for the sewing dies but embossed after i cut them...but your way as ever looks more finished lol....hope you have a wonderful time in london, good luck not that you the guru will need it x

Sue J said...

Another beauty and you are teaching us all how to look at our folders and dies differently. :)

Karen said...

What a lovely colour combination, this is a really beaautiful card. And those flowers tempting me again! xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - gorgeous card today (again!). Love the way you've slotted those labels 24 frames together, and the colours, and the flowers! Kathy x

Hanneke said...

What a great sentiment! Love the dies you used and those flowers are so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Hanneke

Lara B said...

Hi Sue

What another beautiful creation!!! I look forward every day to see what you have crafted, it's inspirational and I (and many more) appreciate your great 'how to' tips.

Best wishes for a great crafty weekend in London.
Lara

Victoria said...

Great tip today Sue for using the embossing folder. Love all your teal cards!

Victoria said...

Great tip today Sue for using the embossing folder. Love all your teal cards!

Maid of Kent said...

Another brilliant card, love the idea of tuning the folder in different directions. Hope to see you at Alley Pally. Lol Ann

sue said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, what a clever way to use the labels diesand the flowers are gorgeous.
Have a good weekend
Hugs Sue M xx

Debbie said...

Just lovely and love the tip for using the embossing folders. Have a wonderful time in London.
Debbie xx

Christina said...

Beautiful as always Sue and a clever use of the swatches.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although on my screen this card looks much darker than milk, it is still great. Clever idea with the M-bossing folder and love the flowers.
Frances

evis said...

Another hit Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card and I like the way you have interlocked the die frames as well as the embossing - I'll have to give that a go with the dies I have.
Have a good weekend.
Beverley W

Shazza said...

absolutely gorgeous, teal is one of my fave oclours. Love the embossing and those pearls, yummy!

Shazza said...

oops i meant colours^

AnneRD said...

The embossing on the swatch squares really makes them more interesting. Love the interlocking labels. Enjoy AP, so wish I could go. Anne x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, My favourite colour again! Another stunner. I must try embossing card in a die. Sadly not coming to Ally Pally this time. It is the first time I have missed it for years. Hope it goes well. Hugs, Carol S.xx

nzillingworth said...
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nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What wonderful colour. Great embossing trick. Yes i ruined one folder trying it some time ago. But taught me a expensive lesson and will not do again. lol. I adore the flowers and ribbon. Perals just give it that finishing touch. your house must be so noisy with all that singing. lol. Well done.
Wish i was at alli palli with you have a great day.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Really like this bow - nice subtle touch. Vicki

Craftychris said...

Another brilliant card. Thank you for the embossing trick - would never have thought of it myself. You have so many fab ideas, what would we do without you???? Hope the show goes well xx

Toni said...

Thank you for the embossing folder tip, I must have a go at this. Love the colour combination and as usual, the embellishments are gorgeous. Have a good weekend at the show, wish I was going.
Toni xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Inspirational! Thank you

Grimsby Chris

bev256g said...

Great Card.

Bev x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue brilliant card love the 4 panel embossing, will need to try this

regards as always
lorraine
xxx,

MARGARET said...

Lovely card again beautiful colours Enjoy London

MARGARET said...

Lovely card again beautiful colours Enjoy London

YorkshireLass said...

Very pretty card Sue! I am having lots of fun with the flower die - following your advise by cutting the height down and adjusting the legnth of the spiral - it's my favourite spellbinder flower by far but still not got the bitty blossoms yet ........ lol
Sarah x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely elegant card, I love the new spiral 3 die and as soon as funds allow, it is top of my list. Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally just wish I could be there as well.
love Jan

jan said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card again, love everything about it, have a good week-end.
love jan x

Anonymous said...

hi sue,
great combination nice colour ways i love the teal.keep them coming,
have fun in london and hope you don't get too tired,
dolphin66

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
This is a really lovely card Teal is growing on me.
I saw you do the demo for the folder and it is easy once you have got your head round it lol.
Have a great time at Ally Pally.
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

lainey said...

I lurrrrve everything about this card Sue!! lainey x

Muriel Tynan said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card.

Muriel x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Love the teal colour, one of my favourites too. What a lovely sentiment as well.

Julie x

Barney Bear said...

Love the colours and technique Sue!

Sue Pass said...

This is a beautiful card.
I would happily use teal all the time Sue - what a gorgeous colour. I like the way the frames have been interlocked together. Why don't I think of doing things like that?????? I must try harder - lol!!!

Hugs Sue Pass

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, and colours, have a good time in London, wish I was going

FT2C said...

Beautiful card and lovely flowers, love the colour combination.
Enjoy Ally Pally wish I was there too!
Hugs.....Wendy

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, A very beautiful card, and of course I love the Teal card.
Janet

ann lomax said...

hi Sue, great colour combo. good luck and enjoy your show. Ann

Dawn said...

I love these flowers, another beautiful card Dawn x

nina said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card well done
Love NINA

Ita said...

Hi Sue good luck this weekend,the colours are fab and the the embossing system I will try,thanks for the inspiration,and the flowere are georgouse
Smiles
Ita

Bean said...

Hi Sue,
Teal is never a bad thing in my book.
Love the Frame.
Bean

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful card Sue, the teal and white are gorgeous and the pearls of course :) looove pearls :)♥

May said...

Gorgeous as always Sue.... Love it!! I will drop by Sunday and say HI.. Have a good time at the show... Hugs May x x x

Lexie said...

Such a beautiful, simple and elegant card. Love it.
xx

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card yet again. Love the embossing and I actually have this embossing folder so will be trying this out, thanks for the tip as I would'nt try it otherwise
Have a great day
Caz xxx

Christine said...

I just love how you use colour! This one is a treat.

Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

salem said...

love all fave color

Shirls said...

Sue
Love the background. You never cease to amaze me with your ideas. Beautiful card as usual and I love the teal
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
Shirley X

Shirls said...

Sue
Love the background. You never cease to amaze me with your ideas. Beautiful card as usual and I love the teal
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
Shirley X

Jennynurse said...

Hi Sue....such a lovely card.Having watched you on TV doing the trick of embossing the die cuts on the open foldser I did attempt it on my Big Shot....but not very well !!! Need to work on my sandwich I think. Have a great weekend.

Jenny

Dawn Louise said...

This is gorgeous, you're so inventive and creative. Love the ideas. Thanks again sue

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Enjoy London Sue...Another lovely card. Good tip about embossing the die cuts. Thanks x ;0)

Linda said...

I love your embossing and experimenting with the different looks you get! I do love teal and it looks really stunning on your card. The sentiment is oh so true regarding friends. I have a very close friend that would love this.

Hugs
Linda xxx

nannapat said...

Love this card Sue - have a great time in London. Pat x

harjules said...

Lovely card Sue tel is a favourite of mine too. Enjoy yourself this weekend
Julie x

Vicki Sharkey said...

Another great card. Thnaks for the tip on how to emboss with the dies, will have to have a go at that.
Just used the bitty blossoms, they are sooo cute, love em!!
Vicki :)

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,

I am a fan of teal too!
Love the sentiment on this one can thhink of lots of friends who would love this!
JoanB.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the way you've embossed the "patchwork" pieces and used your favourite teal card.All the best for the week-end.
God bless
JanNxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another gorgeous card. Have been at the show but didn't get to see you sadly.

ang said...

really lovely card love the way it all sits together thanks for sharing angxx

jordiegirl said...

I absolutely love that embossing folder - which I purchased from C&C by the way - after seeing you show it on there.

This is a great card, you always come up with brilliant ideas I'd never have thought to die cut something then emboss it whilst still in the die.

nikkib said...

Hope Ally Pally is treating you well..... I like how you can use the dies differently to get different looks... love this colour combo too...

nettie said...

very clever sue and it looks very good xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely Card and thankyou for the tip on how to recreate your card.
carol x

Claveh said...

Beautiful Sue, what a lovely sentiment too.
Thanks for the inspiration yet again.

gwendraeth said...

really pretty card, stunning flower display
Gwenda

Helen O said...

Very creative, flowers are lovely, hope you are enjoying your time at the ally pally and not working too hard Helen O xxx

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the colours and the flowers, they all go so well together. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Chrisspi said...

A really classy card Sue, beautiful and would suit so many different occasions. Definitely a winner. Great tip about the embossing folder too, will definitely use that one. Best wishes, Chris.

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, I must try the tip with the embossing folder. I like the colour mix as well.

Love Rosemarie xx

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, for me teal can creep in any time. Just love everything about this card. The embossing technique, the frame, the flowers, all so so inspirational, TFS. Hope you have enjoyed AP today. Hugs Christine H x

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue, it never fails to amaze me the inspiring ideas that you come up with. Liz S.x

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue, it never fails to amaze me the inspiring ideas that you come up with. Liz S.x

AnnR said...

I love the teal Sue, glad to see it reappearing! I have just got my tim holtz ruler for the piercing edge.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
It's me again. I received your 'guesses', thanks for finding the time to play a little, it was fun.
Well it was and still is, as I am singing it again now...
'Let's twist again like we did last summer,
Yea, let's twist again like we did last year
Do you remember when things were really hummin'
Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here'
Did you guess it in the end? I loved your guesses though Sue, (Rollercoaster is one of my all time favourites by Mr Ronan himself!) I'll be humming them all evening now too!!
Best wishes and Have Fun!!
Linda x

jimgem83 said...

beautiful catd sue, my favourite since i joined you blog x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous and beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

lindyloo12 said...

Another beautiful card, the colours are really great, glad to see the teal is back as it is one of my favourite colours. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous - love the colours used and thanks for the tip about embossing while still in the die.

ambretteir8 said...

Hi Sue,
What another beautiful card your choice of colours are just perfect.
Do you know when you will be on C&C again

Annexx

Lelly Jelly said...

Good to see you at the show, Sue. Vowed not to buy loads - famous last words......just had to have those micro beads! x

crafty lady said...

Another beautiful card Sue love the teal, made some flowers and played around amazing the effects you can get next to try using my micro beads on them like you did on one of your other cards. Have a great show, only wish I could go,maybe next time. Hugs Fiona P xxxxx

craftylisa said...

love the teal and milk colours they go nso well,keep up the good work sue .

hugs lisa x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Love everything about this card, especially the sentiment - and the way you've done the swatches makes them look like they've been cut from a woven material I think used to be called folkweave. Love the colours too.
It was lovely to see you at Ally Pally today and thank you answering my questions. Sue x

CathyinMN said...

Have a good time in London. I really like the teal and the embossing. Another wonderful card.

Marie said...

I love your tip about embossing. The card is lovely with the teal.

Hugs,
Marie Fix

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a good idea with the swatch dies. As I only have a cuttlebug at the moment, it will help me achieve a larger embossed area, my matching up is not as good as yours. Hope all is going well at the show.

Edwina

Jayne59 said...

Hey love this. I really like the colour combination but like you I also really love texture. JKeep up the inspiration Sue

Hugs

Jayne

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Wow what a lovely sentiment and of course the colours are a hit as its my favourite.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Wow what a lovely sentiment and of course the colours are a hit as its my favourite.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Elaine said...

Good morning sue, as usual another lovely card. I definately need to use my dies and folders more i dont use them enough. Take care
Elaine x

Anthea said...

Really love this card, like you Sue I have a bit of a thing for Teal especially with white.just love it! xx

john said...

beautiful card as usual hope your enjoying ally pally
debbie x

Keren Howell said...

Love this so much!

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

Vie
x

jayne denver said...

hi sue oh i love this card.
If i received this you would be my best friend

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card it is absolutely perfect.The colours are just glorious.

Mena Ireland(Galway) said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful colours are beautiful.You never dissapoint.xxx

joy said...

hi sue
great card jus love it . it was good to meet you at last.
joyce.e

joy said...

hi sue
great card jus love it . it was good to meet you at last.
joyce.e

FreshScentsScotland said...

i am loving anything Teal at the moment,such a great colour for summer xxx

snapdragon25 said...

hi ya, absolutely beautiful card. Never thought about four squares to make a simple but very effective layer. You know what my next few cards will look like now!! Keep the great ideas coming, they're all very useful. Thanks.

bhavana said...

Back from my weekend away, just catching up on your post! ~Wow, what a lovely card, nestablings are the way to go, just to finish the card off! Simply love the embossing and the flowers you have done! Glad I was able to catch up! Thanks for sharing!

mell said...

this is stunning such a nice card xx

J said...

hi sue
which sentiment stamp was this one please am i allowed to put these cards onto my website please as it would help to sell the spellbinders products