Friday, 6 April 2012

Purple Iris

Hi everyone!  I also want to say big  hello to the newest members of the blog as we have had an extra surge in the followers of late.  Today's card is another from the Heartfelt Creations line of stamps and dies.  More colouring with this one and I have to confess to being a bit rusty at it.  The iris was done with coloured pencils as they were what I had handy to use when I made this card.  I used the matching die to cut out the iris, but then I stamped it one more time and cut it out only the top petals, this time by hand,  to mount upwards.  I added a few leaves around it and mounted it on an oval with a slightly larger purple oval mat.  I cut two chateau gate dies in black.  I taped the gate closed from behind and cut the die just below the centre under one of the swirls.  These were both done this way and then mounted end to end underneath the iris to give it a pretty scrolly outer frame.   Setting the focal element aside for a moment, I created the background by using the Valor embossibility folder to give it an embossed texture.  I added a border from two of the edgeability inserts with a cutting edge all done in white.  There is a backing piece done in a deeper purple that I just used the cutting edge to mirror the first border.  I added some pearl PVA glue dots down the middle of the two insert patterns.  I ran a piece of thwe silky crush ribbon around the card (under the border) and secured it to the back of the card and added a bow with glue dots.  I stamped my sentiment on a tag and inked lightly around it.  I added it to my bow with a bit of Bakers Twine.  I mounted my focal element on 3D foam above my ribbon and bow, added a few decorative stick pins and pierced around the edge to finish it off.  So you have my early signs of spring here even if Mother Nature isn't cooperating! LOL  All for now, Sue x

191 comments:

Jan said...

Absolutely stunning, gorgeous and wow what a card Sue.x

Hellma said...

Love todays card Sue.

Missmizog said...

Mmmmm. Stunning card Sue.
I have a big thank you to say to you from my gorgeous daughter who has just turned 21 as i used one of your designs (with a twist) and she loved it so much.
So as her friends are all the same age I am getting loads of mums asking me to make their sons and daughters cards.
So from all of us THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!
Sue

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
Yep still up again, so a fairly short one from me sorry! I will get back into a good sleeping pattern again if it kills me.
Anyway, I really like this card and it is lovely to see you colouring stamped images again. You have done a wonderful job and the image is really bright and cheerful.
I did actually start singing but I don't know if its right and being so tired now I can' think straight. It goes something like this Lavender's blue, dilly dilly,
Lavender's green
When you are king, dilly dilly,
I shall be queen.' Random I know and probably a bit wrong but thought I'd tell you anyway (they will cart me off in a straight jacket one of these days..lol!!)
Well I hope you and everyone else has a lovely weekend.
Happy Easter all.
Hope you can pop by my new blog and say Hi.
Its http://creativeharmony.blogspot.co.uk/
Hugs Linda x

Lucy said...

Irises are one of my favorite flowers and I'm waiting for them to show themselves here the NW US. The border die is one of my favorites. Adding the hatpins with the beautiful bow is a great touch. Nice, as always!

Chris said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card once again. I must say that each day my addiction to Spellbinders gets worse. I am now waking up in the middle of the night with ideas and fight the urge to get up and go creating. Last night I made another card and really impressed myself. The recent dies I have purchased have been the best investment I have ever made. Not really having a hobby before, this has taken over my life. Thank you so much for the pleasure you have brought me.

Regards Chris X

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, Happy Easter.
Another stunning card I love that border. I have border dies but I keep forgetting to use them, must go and get them out.
Thanks again for a wonderfull creation.

Patricia xx

Pam said...

Hello Sue, and I wish you a Happy aster. Hope you manage to get some "me" time. Love this card but then I havent seen one of yours that I didnt. This one is vibrant, colourful and elegant - sounds like you doesnt it.

best wishes
Pam

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card. Almost tempted to get my pencils out again. Love the way you made the frame from the gates and when my set comes I think that will be the first thing I try..
Sally.

Sandra said...

Spring has certainly sprung, lovely card Sue, love those big sparklies on the centre of our bows too!
Happy Easter everyone!
Hugs to all,
Sandra xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fantastic, stunning, fabulous, beautiful, what else can I say to describe your creations, but I think we all get the gist. I hope you and everyone have a wonderful crafty Easter weekend. Don't eat too many eggs, that's Chocolate ones. LOL
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda said...

Hi Sue,missed your blog for two weeks, while away in Mexico for my Son's wedding. Lots to catch up on, and I missed all your latest shows. Love the Iris and all the new dies. Linda x

melanie said...

Stunning card what beautiful colour hope you have a great easter .Melanie

Carole Z said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Sue ...as Linda says, it's great to see you back stamping and colouring again..remembering you doing some Tatty Button shows on C&C amongst others and all your stamping/inking ideas on the DVD! Have a lovely Good Friday to you and all fellow bloggers...we are having family over for brunch! Hugs, Carole Z X

Victoria said...

A great card for Spring. Love the Heartfelt dies and your ideas for using them. The button on the bow is lush!

Hanneke said...

Wow, such a lovely and special card! Love the flower and sentiment! Great colors! Hugs, Hanneke

Razzamajazza said...

Hi sue, another beautiful card! My craft room well and truly open for business now after months of study! My course is nearly finished just one more assignment to complete in between crafting. Jacqui schroeder xxx

Jan said...

i am still waiting in splendid anticipation for my spellbinders to arrive, but I am realising by the day that I need more!, I have just got my new Molly Bloom Stamps Circus, there fantastic too...... Can't wait to have a go with them both together..... Thanks again Jan x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue and hHappy Easter.

This card is beautiful I just adore the dies you have used.

Back in the uk now so can tune in for when you are next on C&C which I hope won't be too long

Well done to all the candy winners

Sue xxx

shampylou30 said...

stunning and i love your colouring sue xxx

lindyloo12 said...

Hiya Sue, another really beautiful card! I really like the borders you have used on it and the colouring in looks fine to me. I have most of the borders now and have used them a few times but would not have thought to use them as you have on this card so thank you again for the inspiration you are so generous to share with us all.

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I love this card and stamp. Its nice to see a bit of stamping and colouring again. Karen x

bhavana said...

hi, another stunning card!!! You showed it the other day on C&C! You should do more colouring! Thanks for sharing!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Easter Sue and what a beautiful card this morning. My fave colour, love it.

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful colouring. Lovely card. Happy Easter Sue and thanks for all the inspiration XX

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card, love the iris, still waiting for mine to arrive. Have a lovely Easter. Love Jean x

lion_tamer said...

Wishing you a happy Easter hope you manage to relax after all your hard work creating beautiful cards,coping with jet lag and promoting the pick of the week. This card is gorgeous (as always) Thank you x

ValJ xxx said...

Morning Sue and everyone. Happy Easter. Really like this card. It's so lovely to see a stamped focal point. I love Stamping and my pro markers. Spellbinders and stamping are a lovely combination. Love the bow as usual.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue,Mabex

Marie-Louise said...

Such a beautiful card. Very elegant.

Have a very Happy Easter.

vicky37diddy said...

stunning sue its gorgeous , i will have to get more dies soon to try these wonderful creations have a lovely easter sue xxx

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card I just love the iris as the focal point and must start using my stamps again, with my spellbinders of course lol! Taking easter eggs to the grandchildren today so will be exhausted when I return so no crafting today.
Happy easter to everyone and many congratulations to the candy winners.
Hugs Christine H x

Jessica said...

Gorgeous - love the shadow effect on the lace border. Pins are fab too. Jx

evis said...

Love the card Sue. The iris is so pretty.

Linda Coleman said...

beautiful card Sue, I love the colours and the bow is just divine

auscrafts said...

another beauty Sue

Sandra F said...

Another lovely card Sue.
xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
lovely card my dies arrived yesterday so i am going to play all day today.
joyce.e

Lynnus said...

No fair! This is the set I missed out on :-( Awaiting the arrival of the set I did manage to get! Lovely card and the iris is my favourite x

Jane in Spain said...

Really love your silky crush ribbon and the ways you use it. Another inspirational card. Thanks!

Nanna Tina said...

Wow my favourite colour, I keep going through your designs as I have lots of birthdays coming up and just when I think I have found one to do I see another then another, so will just have to make them all ha ha. Happy craftng to all
Tina - Hull

Janiceb1966 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, irises are my favourite flower and this is stunning.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamp.

Clare x

nattyboots said...

Its another beautiful card Sue.Elaine H X

nmty said...

sue, your designs are so inspirational, and this one is just lovely

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue. I love the iris and I love blue, so this is perfect in my eyes, but I admit, I love most of what you ever do LOL.
Hope you have a wonderful Eater and havae time to enjoy your family a bit now too.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another smasher liked this when I saw it on C&C. Love the Heartfelt stamps & dies.
Happy Easter to you and all of your followers.
Lydia
X

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous! Love, Julia xxx

lockedinmycraftroom said...

This is a beautiful card Sue.
I would love to see you do more stamping and colouring, in addition to Spellbinders, such a good combination.
Thank you for working so hard to show us as many fabulous demos as possible. You are a brilliant teacher and I think more DVDs are needed! You seem to have amazing energy and I would love to know your secret!
Happy Easter, Chris x

Ruthie said...

Good morning Sue you must need a rest today after your hard week. Well done I really enjoyed watching all the demos and spending some money at the same time.

Judith said...

What a stunning card.Love the colour of irises.

nannapat said...

I'm constantly amazed with your designs Sue. This card is absolutely gorgeous and it's great to have the details of how you made it. tfs with us. Pat x

Christine said...

A beautiful card, but for me the coloured flowers make the cards less extraordinary, less special, than your usual style.

Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

rachel said...

Hi Sue - another fantastic card - these colours really work and the border is amazing! Rachel

Ali W said...

This is different from the ones I have usually seen since discovering your blog, that may be because I am a recent follower and use to you not using pictures but sentiments. I will have to practice my stamping as pretty new to it, you seem to get yours just perfect, whereas I make a mess of mine, how do you manage to make it look so good! Happy Easter everyone and congrats to you lucky winners. Alison :)

My name is Cindy said...

Stunning as always Sue.

angiec said...

wow beautiful as ever

lestim said...

Another stunning card, I love the floral colourred cards you do, very apropriate at this time of year. Happ Easyer to all. Lesley X

zerena said...

Morning, I love this card it has a real spring feel to it. I love how you have completely changed the die's very very creative, overall a stunner. Hope you have a great easter Sue all the best Zerena

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Another very spring like card. My dies arrived yesterday, so I am hoping for a quiet day to play with them!!! I hope you have a quiet and peaceful Easter with your family,

Love Rosemarie xx

marg said...

Morning Sue
I love the Iris and the background such a pretty card
Love Marg

Crafty Sue said...

Another STUNNING card Sue. You are inspiring us all the time. LOVE it x

Crafty Sue said...

Another STUNNING card Sue xx

AnneRD said...

Just lovely. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, well if this is the job you do colouring when you say your a bit rusty!!!!!! It is a beautiful card and I just wish I could do as well. Hugs Liz x

Toni said...

First of all Happy Easter to you Sue and everyone else who might be reading this. Yet another beautiful card, love the Iris and the 'rusty' colouring. Wish mine looked as good as your 'rusty' work. I'm not surprised that you have many new followers as word has been getting around about your wonderful cards and your blog. Well done you. Have a good break.
Toni xx

dutchess said...

Oh I love this Sue... doesn't show that rustiness!....hope you are having a rest and have a lovely easter!...mummmm chocolate.....playing with flowers this weekend and soo glad I bought 3 pots of micro beads they make everything so special....take care Margaret

sue said...

Morning Sue, absolutely stunning card, the colours, the bow, and the iris so beautifully coloured. A real touch of sring. Welcome to all the new followers and congrats to the winners.
Happy Easter to everyone.
Hugs Sue M xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
oh Sue it really striking. Do love the flowers being spring and all. The dimension is brill. Fab colours, and love the label hanging off the bow. Neat trick. Well u never seem to run out of ideas. Every morning i open your blog its a wow. I just wonder at your creations. There is even bits i didn't see like the backing purple bit and bakers twine amazing. Your a amazing talented lady.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingwoth@hotmail.com

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I have just received my heartfelt dies from C&C and haven't played with them yet, but I have loved all the samples you have made using them and can't wait to play. If the colouring is you when your rusty I would love to see you when your bad because I think it is done brilliantly (I see another DVD coming lol) Happy Easter to everyone and congratulations to the winners.
hugs x

Kathy said...

Happy Easter, Sue, and to all the followers. This card is just beautiful, gorgeous colours. Off to the craft room to try to emulate you! Kathy x

Purpleali said...

This card is beautiful. I love irises.

Ali

CraftygasheadZo said...

Another stunning card Sue. Happy Easter. Zo xx

AnnyJanny said...

Wow Sue another stunning card, I am a newbie to your blog, although i have been following it for weeks I have only just joined. I am addicted to it and when you are on C&C I am mesmorised. I have taken inspiration from you for a few cards of late and cant wait to use my new dies...both sets of each Persian and Moroccan. Am also looking at some of the
M Bossiblilities and some of the new Edgeabilities insert...... Thank you so much for you inspiration! sorry for ranting on... Happy Crafting ...Jan x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue & welcome newbies. It's great to know that more & more people are benefitting from Sue's helpful tips & inspiring designs. I Love this card especially the way the shape of the iris is reflected in your choice of edgeability. This style of card is much more like the cards I make. I am not big on sentiments so always seem to add a picture of some sort. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card for any occassion. This is why I love your cards, they are so versatile. Have a goo Easter break. Hugs, Carol S.xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty design card and the colours are lovely. Very springlike and makes a beautiful Easter card.
Eileen x

debs said...

Hi Sue what a absolutely beautiful Card. It's just right for the time of year.You are my insperation I never thought I would be able to make cards like these and I can and its all down to you.
Have a great Easter sue

Best Wishes Debs xx

simmo said...

Hi Sue,
I just love all your cards they are wonderful, thank you for all your tips and inspitation. Happy Easter to you,and all who follow you.
Ann x

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Stunning, beautiful, gorgeous amd elegant, love the way you have used the dies for the background and layered the iris, you are such an inspiration. Congratulations to the candy winners. Have a lovely Good Friday.
Hugs June x

cathymakescards said...

Hi Sue,

What am I to do? You make me want to buy EVERYTHING! Fab card as always. Only recently started following and went through the back stuff on the blogg last night. Overload of loveliness!
Cathy - Drogheda

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
This is just so beautiful and love ther bow
Janet

bakercasper said...

Gorgeous Sue x

nina said...

dear sue
Another master piece i'm so gutted i missed those edges on C&C could i ask a question I LOVE the teal cards you do but i am finding it impossible to find it I have already bought your basic card selection but could you now bring out a coloured selection ( with a lot of teal in it ) PLEASE
love nina

Maid of Kent said...

Happy Easter Sue, love this card, so beautiful anyone would be thrilled to receive this card. Lol Ann

jan said...

HI SUE, WHAT A LOVELY SPRING CARD, THE COLOURS ARE BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL, JUST LOVE IT.
LOVE JAN X

Rita said...

Words fail me Sue. This is Awesome, the colours make that Iris come to life, it is a beautiful flower and that double bow, well what can I say. Have a lovely Easter. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Happy Easter
I just have to get these dies nxt time they on as i missed out this time but superb card Sue as always

Claveh said...

I love this iris, it is really special, great card as usual, Sue.

Felicie said...

Such a beautiful card.Happy easter Sue and thaks for all the inspirations.
Felicie

Columbine Elfwitch said...

Hi Sue, Happy Easter, and thanks for a fantastic week on C and C. The spellbinders and stamps I ordered have arrived and my cardstock arrived this morning so all set up and ready to go, so once my hubby has had his evening meal I will be disappearing upstairs not to be seen again! I find you so inspirational and your daily emails are eagerly awaited. I have mobility problems and don't get out much at the moment and am awaiting my 3rd knee replacement in 11 years but once i have had my op I hope to be getting around more.

Best wishes and once again thank you so much for your inspirational designs.

Megan Ratcliffe, Bolton, Lancs.

isobel said...

Hi Sue, This card is stunning,may everyone, of your followers be Blessed this weekend.

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card, Just love it

jane stillman said...

rusty at colouring - no way lol glad you have lots more followers. The card is absolutely gorgeous. Happy Easter to you and yours x

Debby Berry said...

WOW, I love iris and this card is beautiful. Where does one get those hat pin dodahs? Cheers and Happy Easter,
Debby

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Another beaut i love stamping and using my pro makers/water colour pencils etc
Congrats to all winners
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Anonymous said...

HI SUE,
WHAT CAN ONE SAY ALL THE TIME I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR BLOG I HAVE NOT COME ACROSS ONE OF YOUR CARDS THAT I DISLIKE YOU ARE SO TALENTED I KNOW YOU SAY ITS THE DIES ETC, BUT YOUR THE WONDERFUL PERSON WHOM HAS THE GIFT OF PUTTING YOUR CARDS TOGETHER I WOULD BE SAT THERE FOREVER TRYING TO DECIDE WHAT GOES WHERE ETC
TAKE CARE SUE AS ALWAYS
KIND REGARDS FROM SAM x

Redanne said...

I do like it when you colour the images, so lovely and I like the leaves, they look so real. A great card for Easter - Happy Easter to you and all your other followers!

Mrs Rookie said...

Another stunner Sue. The bow looks so elegant ;0) x

ann in bolton said...

hi Sue, another beautiful card. thank you for sharing your cards, your talent and your inspiration.
Ann. Bolton

hazel said...

Good morning sue
It dose not matter how much cards you make sue your surprise me each time and this one is A real STUNNER.Absolutely Love it.My Spellbinders dies collection is growing every week and i am now Collecting the Heartfelt Creation Dies.My Cousin who lives in Manassas has bought me a few of there stamps and is sending them over as i don't know where else by C&C there is to buy them.Have a lovely Easter Sue and your family.Take care Hazelx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Sue have a lovely weekend ,Happy Easter
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lorna Lawson said...

HiSue, just to say that I watch all of your shows on C&C and I love your cards of course. Can you tell me what is the finished size of your cards and also what cardstock you use? Just wondered if you had a name for all of your followers - I thought maybe the SUETTES? x

Lynn said...

Hi Sue, Once again, a stunner.....I really need to set aside some time to try these ideas that you keep giving us. Although this morning finally got round to using my mbossing folders, I used them to emboss a card that I then fixed a decoupage to.....brilliant, need more! Lynn

seline said...

love this card sue! very much spring like,

Lorna Lawson said...
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FreshScentsScotland said...

Good Afternoon Sue, your colouring is far from rusty, it looks gorgeous. I usually use promarkers but i think i'll try the watercolour pencils, gives such a lovely effect!!

Lindyloo, i love love love that song, reminds me of when i was wee and my dad was always away on duty in the forces, made me smile :)

Have a great easter everyone

Much love

Amanda xx

Barney Bear said...

nderful card Sue...I see no rust! LOL.
I just love all of your work and your demos on C & C...thankyou!
Barney Bear

Anonymous said...

Another masterpeice!
Grimsby Chris

Olwyn said...

What an absolutely stunning card, giving more inspiration to us all. Thank you.

Olwyn said...

What an absolutely stunning card, giving more inspiration to us all. Thank you.

lady of kent said...

I am sorry to see the end of the Spellbinders programmes on CC for the time being, looking forward to seeing you back again love janetxx

CraftyJo said...

I have a big soft spot for Irises, my Mum was named Iris :). This is lovely and even if you think you're rusty I think your colouring is fab.

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue. I'm new to your blog and very much look forward to seeing your cards each day. Many thanks for all your hard work! Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and it's nice to see a stamped image being used in conjunction with the dies. Has given me inspiration as I was a little bit wary of combining the two but seeing your wonderful card has given me the confidence to give it a go with the ones I have. Many thanks.
Beverley W

Wildcrafter said...

All of your cards and demos on C and C inspire me. Postman has just brought my stamps, pearl flourishes and neutral cardstock (so simple but so good) am feeling inspired to craft this afternoon. Thanks, Sue

Linda said...

Hello Sue and Happy Easter to you and your family.

WOW this is a fabulous card. I love all the different textures and the layout is stunning. I do so love the Iris too and your bow of course is just fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Joan said...

Wow Sue the ideas just keep flowing keep them up hugs Joan xx

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Happy Easter Sue!! I love this gorgeous card! You've got me wanting to buy more Spellbinders dies!

lainey said...

stunning Sue, love the shadow effect on the border :) lainey x

CathyinMN said...

What a beautiful card! I love irises and you did a great job coloring this one.

jimgem83 said...

georgus sue once again, stunning

Alyson said...

WOW,WOW. I love this card. Am having a crafty day with my crafty friend next week. Guess which card we are going to make. yep, thats right. Purple iris.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Happy Easter to you, your family and all the blog followers. This card is brilliant - I believe Spellbinders and rubber stamping are the perfect match - and are my personal choice for card making. Busy making some 'Sue inspired' cards for a fund raising event for Rachel House (a Scottish Children's Hospice) and I'm hoping they will go like the proverbial hot cakes.
Frances

fluffycat said...

The above comment was me, fluffycat, but google seemed to have lost me!
Frances

lilygee said...

What a beautiful blue iris - and that bow is scrumptious. Wishing everyone a relaxing holiday.
lots of love lilygee xxx

mags said...

Absolutely stunning card. The flower and dies are gorgeous and love the bow.
Mags
x

carolyn lee said...

This is a pure masterpiece
Truly stunning .

Anonymous said...

Loved all the new spellbinders dies. I got the heartfelt set.Love the iris stamp too. Happy Easter Sue. x
Christine Faulkner

FIND TIME 2 CRAFT said...

Love the fresh blue colours of this card. Hope the Easter bunny brings you a nice fat Easter egg...enjoy.
Hugs....Wendy

Sue, Birmingham said...

Sue your passion for black must be rubbing off on me as I made my first ever black based card yesterday! It was combined with black/silver swirl card and highlighted with red gems so it looked very smart. I must do it again but I do find it quite difficult to see black properly ... if that makes sense? Sue x

-Agnes- said...

Lovely card, and the bow is especially beautiful!

nettie said...

I love these new stamps and dies they are next on my shopping list the card is really lovely Sue xx

maureen said...

Hi Su,
Gorgoeus, my favourite flower, will be having a go at this.
Maureen

Barbaraella said...

Beautiful card. LOvely colours. I love it. Barbara

Barbaraella said...

Fabulous card. I love it.

Sue`Pass said...

Another brilliant card Sue - love the use of the Edgeabilities with the 'shadow' effect. This ribbon is my favourite!

Hugs Sue Pass

yorkshiresue said...

Yet again a stunning card Sue.
Your colour choice is always amazing
Have a Happy Easter
Hugs Sue
XXX

Dawn Louise said...

This is gorgeous sue, the way the bow sits looks like vase on card. Many congratulations to the winners w

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue..Love this card!.You spoil us with all your fab creations!...:)Enjoy your day....xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, this is beautiful. TFS.

ang said...

beautiful card really zingy thanks for sharing angxx

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue, love the ribbon and i love iris s too xx hazel

Jane said...

Nice layout not a lover of the flower stamps, but I'm sure you will have lots that love them.

Jane xx

venetia said...

Hi Sue
I have been a follower of yours for quite some time and think you have revolutionised crafting in a way that is all your own. Spellbinders are fabulous and anybody starting out can get professional results with them along with you and your inspiration.
I have crafted all my life so far from paper crafting, sewing, knitting, crochet and most other crafts, but when spellbinders came along they blew me out of this world. The results you get from paper and card is just so amazing.
Thanks for all your fabulous demos and inspiration. I love your blog nd your cards.

Thanks again
Venetia

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Love this card Iris always remind me of my Dear Grandad he grew them in all colours and they were beautiful.

You are so kind sharing all your work and giving us crafters so much inspiration.

take good care luv n hugs Annx

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Another gorgeous card Sue.

Karmakrafts said...

Love the Heartfelt dies... on my wish list

sandra(misty) said...

Great card again sue just love the flower

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful

Vie
x

Glass Daisy said...

A lovely card Sue, breathes a breath of Spring air on a very cold day!
Sonia x

Craftetter said...

Wow - what more can I say - this is absolutely stunning. I don't have that die yet but maybe now I will have to get it.
Hugs Elaine

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, yet again another lovely card, vanessa xx

Ladock girl said...

love this card Sue, brilliant as usual. love Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card. Yvonne xx

Becky Dunham said...

This is breathtaking Sue! I love purple and irises are so sweet! This is truly a work of art - I would hang it on my wall :) I love that ribbon and the embossing and the coloring is gorgeous - I use colored pencils for all of my coloring at the moment but mine looks like a child colored it!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. It's so pretty.

Enjoy the Easter Holiday.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. I knew that it wasn't, but at first sight (on the laptop) the Iris looked as if it had been embroidered!
I don't have these dies but will try with what I have, plus the Iris stamp from the lovely Nature's Botanicals stamp plate which I had from you as my recent prize - thank you again for that. My colouring won't be as good as yours but I will enjoy doing it.
Sue x

jucrook said...

Evening Sue. My first post. Loving all the cards on the blog and hope to have a go at some soon. Had to pack away my crafting stuff as entertaining over Easter weekend : - ( but will be crafting again on Monday! Julie

uniqui said...

If this is what you do when you are a bit rusty, well I say no more.

Maggie said...

Good evening, first timer for me and yet I have been following your demos for ages. All my cards now have a spellbinder element somewhere - I can't imagine crafting without them. thank you so much for all your inspiration.

Sally H said...

Wow! This is a stunning card, Sue! I love Irises and you have set this one off perfectly. Rusty? It doesn't look like it from here!Watching you on C&C has been such inspiration. Thank you

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love to see you stamping and colouring in. Watched your DVD again and the techniques are fabulous, think we need No2.

crafty lady said...

Evening Sue, another lovely card today, postman brought some of my Easter present (from myself hehehe) so had a little play this afternoon. My special friend Inagh over on holiday from Ireland bought me some dies for my easter,then I have your blog too, am soooo spoiled and rich in friends Hugs to you both Fiona P xxx

sheila said...

Hello Sue. It's so good to see stamping and colouring combined with Spellbinders. I'm now totally committed to my dies but I'm beginning to reaa=lly enjoy stamping, Your recent cards have been very encouraging and certaining don't look 'rusty' in any way. Ilove the decopage 3D image really comes across well on photo.

iReneM said...

Ooooh, this is stunning, Sue.
Your colouring is ace :) No one would guess this was 'rusty' colouring, lol.
The black dies behind the Iris sets it off a treat - and your beautiful sliky crush ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
x

mumzichrome said...

beautiful as always . it must be great having so many spellbinders to choose from . i am slowly building up my collection . thanks for the inspiration .have a lovely easter . Allison

yorkie said...

Wow Sue w hat a wonderful card I love it look forward to the next one
Have a fantastic Easter break
Theresa xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, just been looking at your beautiful cards. Today's is beautiful and there is nothing wrong with the coloring in! Another "Wow" from me and a so say all of us in the background......

magpie said...

Hi Sue, just been looking at your beautiful cards. Today's is beautiful and there is nothing wrong with the coloring in! Another "Wow" from me and a so say all of us in the background......

JoanB said...

Hello Sue.
Great Card as always!
I have just signed up as follower on your blog but I've been checking in everyday to see your wonderful creations as well as for inspiration for some time. I really enjoyed all the recent shows on C&C and while I am sure you were in need of a rest by the time you had finished I was disappointed not to be seeing you for the remainder of the week!
A big thank you for sharing all your ideas. Joan B.

Inagh said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card it is again a Wow
Regards
Inagh X

Inagh said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card it is again a Wow
Regards
Inagh X

Rufus said...

Gorgeous! Love Irises and this one is a beauty. Also like the way you gave it a swirly frame.
R/

Vicki Sharkey said...

Another great card Sue, lots of possibilities here, many thanks
Vicki :)

Cornish Emma said...

I love this and Iris's are my favourite flower, my gardens full of them, such showy flowers!
The sun is shining in Cornwall today!
Emma

Craftychris said...

Love it and the colours are amazing! xx

Ita said...

Fantastic card Sue . was the first flower I learned to draw at art class at school
Smiles
Ita

Su said...

Not my kind of thing... but still a lovely card!

Su (Soop) x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Been catching up on your blogg posts, luckily saw several of them on C&C :D Love the Iris card today it's beautiful and the ribbon too :D xx

Helen O said...

Love the layout, it could be multi occasion and you could switch the stamped image for different styles to match the recipient Helen O xxx

Barbara said...

I adore everything about this card, the flower stamp, the colours and the pretty edgeabilities x

AJ said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colours, Anything with flowers on is always a winner,

Amanda X

Cinders said...

Hello Sue,
I just love this card.... Stunning colours and I love iris'
Thank you for sharing
Caz xxx

Codymmoq said...

HI SUE, WHAT CAN ONE SAY ALL THE TIME I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR BLOG I HAVE NOT COME ACROSS ONE OF YOUR CARDS THAT I DISLIKE YOU ARE SO TALENTED I KNOW YOU SAY ITS THE DIES ETC, BUT YOUR THE WONDERFUL PERSON WHOM HAS THE GIFT OF PUTTING YOUR CARDS TOGETHER I WOULD BE SAT THERE FOREVER TRYING TO DECIDE WHAT GOES WHERE ETC TAKE CARE SUE AS ALWAYS KIND REGARDS FROM SAM x

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