Thursday, 19 April 2012

So Glad You're My Friend

Good morning everyone!  This style card is one that I really enjoy making, it is about 5 inches tall, but about 11 inches long!  I like that it is a bit different than just your average square card.  I started with some background paper that |I liked from my craft stash (I think it is SEI brand).  It has a subtle gold vein going through it.  I cut out two frames from the back side of the background paper making them the same sizes using Labels 24. You can see a close up below.   I interlocked the top and bottom point into the area between the points on the second one to create a pretty shape.  I stamped my sentiment (available from Creative Expressions stockists) and embossed it with gold and mounted it behind my two Labels 24 frames. I added three gold PVA glue dots underneath the sentiment.   I had some chipboard in my stash so I painted it with some gold Eco Paint, used a bit of aged mahogany distress ink and coated it with Tim Holtz Rock Candy which gave it a bit of a crackle look to it.  I glued those into place so they were coming from underneath my focal element.  I tied a double bow out of the  champagne coloured silky crush ribbon.  I added a button from my stash.  Paper piercing around the edge finished off the card nicely I think!  Hope you like this style card too!  All for now, Sue x



179 comments:

Pam said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card and so easy to adapt with other colours. I like the way you use the labels dies, makes them look so intricate.

Jan said...

Wow Sue this one is different. Lovely card.x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
Another very striking card, love the way you used the dies. Love Jean x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a different card this could easily be a mans card and then change the colours and then you've got a ladies card. bet you are looking forward to going back to your mums for 6 weeks you lucky thing.looking forward to next friday to see what you've got for us

Take care Sue

Debs xx

Eemeli said...

Simplicity, what a darling! Beautiful sentiment and once again such a fab ribbon bow. Love the way you used those dies.
-Eemeli-

Hellma said...

Morning Sue todays card is fab, love the colors.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card. Love the scrolls and the colours. Thank you for sharing it with us. Off today to look after my granddaughter, who has chicken pox. I hope everyone has a great crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

melanie said...

Lovely card colours are stunning .melanie

frances joy said...

fabulous card! i love the bow.. soo pretty :)

CraftyAnn said...

I like the simplicity of this card and the size is great (less money to spend on postage, more money to spend on craft!!)
Take care

Carole Z said...

a very striking card Sue, the colours make it look really bold, but pastel shades would change the feel altogether -love it!I bought these dies and was a bit unsure of them first, but now I use them frequently and in lots of different ways! Carole Z X

auscrafts said...

this is different but really like it

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I love the colours you have used on this card and I think when it is made in another colour it will change the look altogether. I love the scrolls' ,ribbons and paper as usual I love everything lol.
Hugs x

lestim said...

Good morning Sue, super card I can see many, many.other posssibilities for this design; what a wonderful gift you have given us! Thank you, best wishes Lesley x

Taniaj said...

love the colours what a beautiful card hugs tx

Desiree said...

Morning Sue,
I definitely like this stye of card too!

Vee said...

Good Morning, Sue
I am sorry to have been AWOl so long but as I am the prodigal daughter I think I need to be forgiven!! What a day to come back to see this card. I think it is going to be one of my favourites already so sue me (ha ha ove puns)! I am glad you like this shape of card. I have a bunch of 11 inches by seven inches and if I want to do a landscape I trim off the bottom two inches and I have and 11x5 inches. Now I can say well if Sue does it .....
Have a wonderful day I know I feel better just being here!! Vee xx PS do you mind if I use your idea of a comment game in some form??

craftykitten said...

Yet another gorgeous stunning card Sue. Fabulous colours and another awesome bow!!
hugs
Dawn xxx

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, great card for a man, but a change of colours would work well for a female card. Love it.
Sally

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, this card is a bit different and I like it.
Chris

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,

Wow!! that crad is some BIG, I like it.............
Great for a mans card without the bow and in different colours could be used for many ocassions.
Have a Great Day,

Patricia xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue
This is a rich card with lovely colors the challenge would be to find an envelope yo match the card.
Debby

Zerena said...

Morning, I like the colours but can not say that i am keen on the label dies being crossed in this way. Sorry Sue as you probably know by now I do tell you what I think,rather than just lie. this one does not do it for me. Have a good day. Glad that you enjoyed the NEC x

Chris said...

Morning Sue,

Really nice card, I love the background paper.
Have a great day,
Chris X

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I love the size of this card. I am addicted to 8x8 at the moment an worry about using a different size because I like a larger area to work on. This card still give size.
The paper you have used here is stunning and really makes this card.
I have some of the crushed ribbon but I love it so much I keep putting off using it.
Ria

baconbits said...

Good MOrning Sue, What a very striking card,love the colour ways. With colour change this can be made into a mans card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

shampylou30 said...

hi sue another fab card sue xxxx

jacqui said...

Great card, colour selection fab,love the swirls.

Celina Dee said...

Morning dear Sue,
Another beautiful card. You make them look and sound so easy make.
I've just finished my 1st ever card!! I'll send a picture the next time you are on C&C. Very amateurish compared to you though LOL!!
I love the flourish so can you tell me where to get the chipboard and also I just got a gift of the Tim Holtz Stickles all the colours , can you tell me what to do with them?
I'd appreciate any ideas at all.
Love
Celina - Waterford

Karen said...

This is so different, and so subtle. Lovely.

ang said...

lovely card, love the way you turn dies around and fit them together soooo clever thanks angxxx

Lesley H said...

Very different style today, but still very striking, I love the big swirl.

Lynnus said...

This is lovely, great colours together x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, YEP I agree with all the bloggers this card is FAB-U-LOUS Mabex

rachel said...

stunning - love that interwoven frame thing x

nina said...

Hi Sue
that is a glorious card stunning but I wish I could tie bows like you do mine always look a bit sorry for themselves oh well.
Love Nina

Julia Watts said...

Love this! Julia xxx

graciouslady said...

Morning Sue,

Love this card - something a little different. Gorgeous colour combination.

Keep smiling

SueB

Maryann said...

I must admit, I´m not too happy about cards being soo big, but I do like, how you used the dies thoug, and I love the way you made it look, but half the size would be far better in my opinion, but that´s just me ofcause LOL. I love the colorchoise.

Hanneke said...

Woe, such rich colors! Love the gold sentiment! Hugs, Hanneke

Victoria said...

I love the style and the interlocking is very clever. I'd like to see it in another colour too.

Joesgrandma said...

I really like working on a big canvas so this gives me loads of scope. It is a really sophisticated card Sue. Immediately I am imagining this in all sorts of different scenarios. So I'll get cracking and product something today TY as always Sue

Vicki Sharkey said...

What a beautiful card. I love the chipboard swirl technique, will have to try that. Love the colours too. Can you imagine this on your mantlepiece - what a focal point!
Vicki :)

Chloe's Nan said...

Love the colours on this card, and great idea to use the dies this way x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Jane in Spain said...

Love the use of the labels 24 die -another one to add to my "must have" list!

Cinders said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow, what a wonderful card that could also be given to a gentleman.
Always on the lookout for male card inspiration with having three sons to make for.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Caz xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Clare x

ValJ xxx said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone. I really like this card. I tend to stick to square cards but this DL shape is really lovely. Very striking and a great way to use the dies. The bow is perfect as usual.

Kathy said...

Hi Sue -colour-wise, not my first choice but I love the way you've interlocked the dies. Another set to go on my wishlist. Thanks for the email about the sentiments, I appreciate that. Kathy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very effective, love the sentiment.

Marie-Louise said...

I love this card. The colours are very rich - beautiful.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a stunning card. That ribbon is gorgeous and I MUST have those labels 24 along with loads of other dies

xxxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
The sentiment looks lovely embossed in gold ,and with the Labels 24 make a beautiful rich coloured card
Love Marg

hazel said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card your talents goes on and on. love the inspiration you constantly give us. xx hazel

vicky37diddy said...

another gorgeous card sue love the colours and style love vicky xxx

gwen70 said...

Another beautiful card and colours

gwen70 said...

Another beautiful card and colours

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue as always. Have a nice time back with your mum, can't wait for your next show, bank card already shaking with anticipation lol. love Linda xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card will be trying this one.
nancyd x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you intertwine the dies, its another great card. Linda x

hazel said...

A wonderful creation Sue, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

jimgem83 said...

beautiful card sue x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue.....mummm....not singing to me this morning ......must be the rain, LOL
I see from some of the comments you are due to be on C&C soon any details yet?
have a good day and take care Margaret

nattyboots said...

I really like it Sue,the colours, the bow Fab . Elaine H X

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
As I have said in the past I am not a fan of big bows but I think this one works. I like DL cards they make a change from square which I usually use. Love the die use will have to give this a go when I can afford to buy them.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the size of this card. I am getting very fond of labels 24 as well, they seem to do so much.

Love Rosemarie xx

Bhawana said...

nice cards and color combination is good. love thoes swirls

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful card, magnificent colors and fab design.

sue said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and colours.
Love Sue M xx

Cornish Emma said...

The interlocking of the label shape works well and makes it look totally different. This colour scheme would work well for a male card (maybe with twine instead of ribbon!) A georgous card again Sue.
Emma

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, I love the warm colours of this card, along with the design. Very versatile in it's use too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Oh dear I feel I'm at odds with everyone but although the colours are nice I just don't like this card, it didn't make me smile this morning, so sorry. I think it is the big swirl and the big bow on a smaller card.

love from Jackie D

Donna B said...

Morning Sue

I absolutely love that ribbon its wonderful xxx
Donna

craftylisa said...

this card is lovely and very different,without the bow this card could be very masculin too.

lisa x

Anonymous said...

Sue what a lovely card, I will have a go at this one, havent got labels 24 (YET) but will try with what I have got Thank you once again, Bren

Lelly Jelly said...

Super colours Sue.x

Christine said...

I have lots of brown card and paper and have struggled to use it attractively, so today's card is inspirational!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, quite simple - for you ;-) and yet beautiful.

Helen O said...

Goodmorning Sue, a lovely card, very elegant, I like the use of chipboard, I always wonder what to do with it lol, thank you as always Helen O xxx

Felicie said...

Gorgeous card.I love it.
Felicie

evis said...

Hi Sue. Another star.

Craftycat said...

I love the swirl on this, really eyecatching and lovely effect x

Redanne said...

Wow, that is a long card! I love the bow and that gorgeous swirl.

Shahab said...

Morning Sue,
Thank you for sharing another lovely card as always it's stunning
am looking forward to your pick of the week, hope the edgeabilities may be back in stock as I missed out last time,still I did managed to get 2 pick of the weeks out of the 3
Take care
Shahab x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous everything Sue. another stunner of a card.
VCx

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue
This card is so adaptable to suit different occasions and people.You always inspire with different ways to use the the dies rather than just the obvious.Thank you.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, abit different for you. Labels 24 seems to be a versatile die to have.
Great colours lovely and rich looking.
janet

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, great card, vanessa xx

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue and everyone,
This is a stunning card. The colourway is warm and rich and I love the swirl and the way you have intertwined labels 24, have the die so must give it a try.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June x

Susan said...

I just have to buy some of this ribbon you are using such a lot and always makes the card looked dressed but not overdressed. I still have yet to get a set of labels 24 too - they are on my list. Do you make your own boxes/envelopes for your cards which are sometimes uncommon sizes? I love cards that can be adapted easily to give to either male or female. Delightful.

Susan

Dawn Louise said...

Love it, especially the card size And it's great to see chipboard shapes used in conjunction with the dies x

Sue Pass said...

I love big cards and this is a lovely size Sue! Must admit the colours are lush and I really like those 'frames' from labels 24 again. Brilliant use of the chipboard twirlies - yummy.

Hugs Sue Pass

Ann said...

Hi Sue
I adore big cards and the colours are really lush thankyou for sharing
Hugs Annx

Vie Carter said...

Great card and colour combo Sue

That label die is so useful

Vie
x

Marlou McAlees said...

gorgeous!!! loving that lush bow :)

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love this style of this card and with tweaks it could be for male or fem's,
This is one of my fav size cards but always seem to do A4's then coming to post them yeah theres a curse or two LOL!!
So must keep saying to myself postage postage LOL!
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Joan said...

Love the colours of this card another classic Sue hugs Joan xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
I have these dies round the sentiment and never thought to do that with them lol. Another blonde moment. lol Love these colours, and design to die for. A less is more card. Like the unusual placing of the bow too. Yes one that sings again. Well done Sue.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
born again spellbinder

"Talk to the Tail" said...

This is beautiful and I swear when I look at it I can almost smell leather! LOL I also love the crackle effect on the swirls and your usual gorgeous bow. ;0)

Kate's Cards said...

LOve the colour tones you have used here Sue! xx

Mena Ireland(Galway) said...

Hi Sue,another fab card so different but still amazing.as usual.xxxxxtake care god bless.xx

yvonne(seom) said...

HI Sue, i think this makes a great mans card maybe substituting the ribbon for something else, BUT i this softer colours will equally make a fab ladies card i like the cleaver use of the labels.. NICE !!!!

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, the interlocking of the labels dies is a favourite technique of mine so this card works for me. Have not experimented with chipboard yet as so many other things I want to try. Love the colours, love the card. TFS. Hugs Christine H x

Ita said...

Hi Sue another fab card and yes it is nice to see a different saape of card.I hope you have your "stash" insured lol as you find so much great things in the stash
Smiles
Ita

Sheila01 said...

Hi Sue loving this card.Great for men.Keep up the good work.
With love Sheila 01 x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful use of the label dies I particularly like the way the chip board shapes compliment the background paper. Lovely style. Hugs Rizwana xx

Anonymous said...

Another Sue masterpiece, this card when I first looked had me thinking that you had used leather, its the chipboard flourish that has me thinking like that, I really like this card Sue. Hugs Liz x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue, A very different card....Lovely.
Thank you so much for my prize. The stamps are very pretty, they arrived this morning.
Sonia x

lainey said...

ooo yummy Sue Lainey x

salem said...

love color fab card

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. I'm going to give this a go.
xx

jan said...

hi sue, lovely card, a little different to your usual but lovely just the same.
love jan x

Nikbee said...

Another beautiful card. I love the way you have used the labels dies.
Nikki x

jennifer berkhahn said...

I want to run right home and play. I love this card I have been wanting to use the spellbinders frames and just haven't figured out what to do with them. Thank you so much for the inspiration

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love the colours what a beautiful card thx 4 my prize of stampsthey will b a roaring success

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card, the colors, the bow, everything.

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and the colours would suit a male card. Striking as usual
Hugs
Sue
XXX

Claveh said...

Lovely card and well chosen dies.

Barney Bear said...

Is there no end to your fantastic imagination Sue? This card is lovely...simple but stunning

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue I just have to buy labels 24 as you use them so often and they always look so good, another brilliant card, and it is nice to see a different shaped card, although I think the square ones are my favourites.

mell said...

stunning as ever xx

Victoria said...

Simply marvellous in its simplicity!

nmty said...

hi Sue, this is simply exquisit, absolutley beautiful.
Norma xxx

Linda said...

Hello Sue! Loving the sentiment and the shape of your card. Loving the flourishes and the look you achieved too.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Petra Jopp said...

I like the size of your card, Sue, but it will not be my favourite card (Sorry).
Have a happy day
Petra

Gay New Malden said...

Hello Sue
Lovely size card and design. Love the flourishes and beautful bow as usual.
Have a lovely day.

Gay

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Love the design but not too sure about the colours - it may the way it comes across on my PC.
Looking forward to tomorrow's cards.
Best wishes
Beverley W

joy said...

Hi Sue
the card is great not sure about the colours . but like it all the same. joyce.e

MARGARET said...

Another beautiful card

Sandra said...

Another Fabulous card Sue,
What would we do without your inspiration everyday, you are so kind xx
Hugs
Sandra xx

mags said...

Very nice card Sue. Love the ribbon bow. The colours are not my cup of tea but this could easily be adapted and done is a different colourway.
mags
x

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I love the colours on this card and its good to get ideas for different shaped cards. Karen x

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another great card! I actually like the colours.
Sarah hyett

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another great card! I actually like the colours.
Sarah hyett

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, I like the backing paper and the way you have interlinked the dies. Good to see you demonstrate a different shape of card. Anne x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, my prize arrived today, the stamps are beautiful, cannot wait to play.
Love Tina

jane stillman said...

sorry for being so late in commenting Sue, I have this die but haven't had a chance to play yet, just love this card, and it shows how many size cards can be used x

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue, so nice to see a different look. Liz S.x

Gail said...

Really love this style of card..

nikkib said...

My kind of card Sue, love the distress look.....

Shazza said...

beautiful card, love that ribbon x

Bean said...

Is there any shaped card you can't make look good....

any ideas for a baby girl card would be greatly appreciated .

Beanx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the colours. It has that lovely vintage/victorian look about it. Smashing! love Karen xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the colours. It has that lovely vintage/victorian look about it. Smashing! love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card from a very talented lady.

Grimsby Chris

Lorraine said...

wow love how you used the dies on this one its so clever and elegant xx

sheila said...

such a change with the colour of this card, reminds me of victoriana, how versatile spellbinders are. i am really glad I found them as i now don't make a card without them

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you've interlocked the dies, labels 24 another set for my wish list! Different but lovely.
Joan B.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you've interlocked the dies, labels 24 another set for my wish list! Different but lovely.
Joan B.

Lucy said...

I once had "my colors" done and these autumnish colors suit me to a T! The dies and chipboard really set off that lovely background paper. Oh, and that beautiful ribbon.... I can't get enough of that sort of shabby look. Nice work, as always, Sue.

Jenny, said...

Oh wow love this card

jordiegirl said...

Fabulous Sue - pretty simple but still great.

I've just made a Wedding Day card using some of my new Spellbinders dies from the POW I bought and will post it on my blog soon. I wasn't quite sure what to do at first but was very pleased with the end result but doubt if I'll every be as good as you!

yorkie said...

Hi ya Sue
I love the size and orientation as well as the colours might have a go, at this one or something like it
Theresa xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and love the gorgeous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

AnnR said...

Lovely Sue this is very stricking, and a cute size. xx

May said...

Beautiful card Sue, love those colours very striking... Hugs May x x x

Sue d 99 said...

I really like the idea of the interlocking shapes. I shall have to try that.

jennywren1947 said...

super card again sue i love ur interlocking shapes as well xx

Barbara said...

Love the colours Sue, very elegant!That bow and ribbon are gorgeous!!!

Craftychris said...

Very elegant and I really like the shape of the card and bow and chipboard xx

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Late again to comment, lol, I work too late alately, but as soon as I get a moment, up comes your blog to admire the post and to read all the comments, my fix of the day. I think the card is great, I love the colour, the chipboard, the bow and the size, just wish I had some of your papers, lol.
I still wonder, what do you do with all your samples??
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

sheila stokes said...

Hi Sue a lovely card, the colours are lovely and the design great. x

harjules said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I love the embossing on the sentiment... in fact I love everything about it.
Julie x

brenda said...

Like the shape of this card and the way you have used the dies x

angiec said...

i will have to find a friend for that card lol.its a beauty.your brain must be at bursting point with all these ideas but please keep them coming

crafty lady said...

Evening Sue, what a beautiful card live the shape and style you have done it again " love it"
Hugs
Fiona p
Xxxx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

'Whistle down the wind
Let your voices carry
Drown out all the rain
Light a patch of darkness
Treacherous and scary'

That's exactly what I am singing as I view your outstanding card today. I love the delicate ribbon with the harness of the crackled pieces swirling like wind across the patchy darkness of the paper. It's fabulous and deserved an award winning song, though I will admit I starting singing before I remembered the award!
Anyway, Hope all is good. Regards Linda x

CraftyLoops said...

Sue this card is so beautiful. Lee x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love this card (it's even more fantastic in close-up) Can't wait to try it, hopefully soon. Sue x

Rufus said...

Love the entwined frames and that ribbon is yummy!
R/

iReneM said...

I like this shape of card too.
This is magnificent - the colours, beautiful swirl and such delish ribbon - stunning!
x

bhavana said...

Completely forgot to comment on the day this was posted, even though I had looked. Well you do amazing cards, and this would go into that category. Thanks for sharing!!

greendragon said...

Absolutely love this card. Your use of the frames in different ways is really inspiring.

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the gold touches. And that bow - LOVE that bow! Yes, I am a ribbon fanatic :)

Su said...

I love making unusual size/shape cards too - this one is lovely Sue!

Soop (Su ) x

Bettie Couson said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. Using the label dies to make interesting shapes is so effective. I also really like the colour combination.Take care
Bettie x

Jane said...

A little bit different not sure about this one :(

Jane xx

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