Friday, 4 May 2012

Just Be Happy

Morning all!  Hope you are in the mood for some lavender and black today!  I stamped my sentiment in black on my pale lavender card first off.  For the rest of the background, I inked the negative side of my Heart embossibility with Milled Lavender distress ink then I lined up my card and embossed the first part of it.  Since I wanted to do a piece that was larger than my folder, I had to do another section.  Now the tricky part here is that the heart folder does not have a perfect repeating pattern to it, it is more of a freeform pattern.  That didn't stop me, but I did have to plan my card around that.  What I did was to ink up the same half of my embossing folder again and using a tissue, wipe away the ink that was on the lip of the edge of the pattern.  That way, the ink wouldn't leave a straight line mark across my background.  I lined up the end of the first embossed pattern with the beginning of the next area I wanted to emboss and put the folder back through the machine to finish the background.  I planned my focal element to reach across the area where the pattern met but did not match up so that your eye wasn't drawn to it.  I did this by using the Floral Oval die horizontally.   A top the oval, I cut the largest size of the Angle Approach using dual colour coordinations card.  One side was black and the other side was purple.  I folded back the piece to reveal the purple side and tucked them under the flaps to hold them in place.  When I got to the centre of the die, I folded all the small cut pieces down and glued them revealing more of the purple side.  I added some Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue dots to the sides of the folded flaps and to the space left in the centre from the folded pieces.  You can see the close up of this below.  I tied a double bow from black silky crush ribbon (cut two pieces about 18" to 20" and tie them as one piece like you are tying your showlaces.  Spread the loops apart once you have gotten them the size you want by pulling and tightening the bow.  Cut the ends as desired) and a couple of decorative hat pins and a fancy button.  I pierced around the edges to complete the card.  Finished size is about 6" x 8". 
I am keeping my fingers crossed that all the posts go off as scheduled while I am at sea.  I probably won't be able to answer emails until late Tuesday either so please be patient.  I don't know what the internet situation will be like while sailing.  If at all able, I will try to keep up with them while away.
 All for now, Sue x

185 comments:

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh! WOW! would you look at that bow..........!!!
Love todays card, do not have the cut & tuck dies but will use the idea with the dies I have.
Thanks again for all the inspiration.
Have a Great Day.

Patricia xx

jucrook said...

Hi Sue. Didn't see the appeal of the cut, fold and tuck dies until I saw you demonstrate them. Now another few sets to add to my "need" list! Love this card. Ju

scottish crafter said...

Great card once again. Feeling inspied and must get these dies. Have a good cruise wish I was there to attend your workshops.

Wilma

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I can't wait for my cut and fold dies to arrive so that I can 'play' with them. Have a great time on the cruise I wish I was coming.
Hugs x

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Just love the lavender and black together and the bow is beautiful. Enjoy your cruise.
Chris X

Maggie said...

Morning Sue
Great card the cut and tuck dies look fab and sooooo easy to use think I "need" them!!
Enjoy your cruise would have loved to come but I'm not good on wobley water.......

Maggie H

lestim said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous card I love the lavender colouring. Still waiting for my dies to arrive, although I don't think I have this particular one as I didn't want to double up with Moroccan set, but I guess it will work equally with any of the CFT dies. Do you know if they will bring out any border CFT dies in the future? Have a great cruise, best wishes Lesley x

Becky Dunham said...

I love this color combination Sue! Those cut and fold files are amazing! I really want to try them :) Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous time on your cruise and be safe!

melanie said...

Lovely card the colours really work together , have a lovely time on your cruise .Melanie

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

saw this card several times in the displays this week on your shows and such a striking combination of colours alongside some clever tips, so thank you. Enjoy the cruise.

love from Jackie D

Missmizog said...

Lavender and black looks so elegant. Love the card.
Have a great trip.
Sue

auscrafts said...

Love the design of this card those cut and fold dies are great,but not too sure about the colours. I like the colours but not together.for me they look a bit sombre like a sympathy card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue have a lovely time on the cruise, wish I was going to be there. Edwina

Eemeli said...

Hi Sue. What a fabulous piece of art once again! Love that embossed background and the sentiment is wonderful. Hope you have a great cruise!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Celina Dee said...

Love the colours and the dies you used.Enjoy the cruise.

Jane in Spain said...

Lovely tip about tying the bow, Sue - very useful! Another beautiful card - thanks! Hope the cruise is wonderful.

debs said...

Morning sue love the colours of this card it is one of my favourite card when on C&C ilove blaCk Bow
Hope yOu enjoy you cruise

Take care
Debs xx

Jan said...

Morning Sue, like others I did not see the appeal of these dies until I have seen the scope from the demos, I think they will go on the need list!, Have a great crafting weekend!, enjoy!!

nmty said...

hi Sue, what a lovely card, lavender is one of my fav colours, love it. - hope your cruise goes well. lv norma

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card great use of the co- ordination card. Have a great cuirse. Sally

BridgetCG said...

Another wonderful card Sue< I did not order the cut and tuck dies, but have added them to my list of wants, needs, must haves. Have a fab time on the cruise. Bx

Razzamajazza said...

Wow full steam ahead with this card sue! Loving it! My craft room is awash with ideas you ha be given me to make beautiful cards! Have a smooth cruise and happy crafting! Jx

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
If I wasn't in the mood for lavender and black before, then I am now! Lovely card. Have a great cruise. Hope the sea is calm so you don't get all your crafting materials sliding off the tables!:)

Papercraft By Carole said...

Hi Sue, as ever a lovely card. Have you ever thought about putting together a coloured card pack in the same way as you brought us the neutrals? Cxxx

shampylou30 said...

another stunning card hope you have a great time on your cruise sue xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card again Sue, my dies arrived yesterday so hope to have a good play with them today. Hope you all have a fab time and the sea is not too rough! Love Jean x

Lynnus said...

Love the card but not sure about the colours - a bit funereal for me? x

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the colour combination. Hope you have a good time on the cruise.

Clare x

kelly said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours.
Have a fab time on the cruise,please tell us all about it when you get back.
Take care, kelly

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous...love the fabulous colours.xxx

Julia Watts said...

Photo does not do this card justice - colours are brighter in real life. Just gorgeous! Love, Julia xxx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue, Lovely card. Didn't think i wanted these dies until you demonstrated them. Lovely colours and fantastic bow. wish i was on the cruise with you all. Enjoy the high seas.

Wendy L said...

This is a great card - love the colours and folds just stunning. xxx

Rebecca Marshall said...

I just love love love it :) xxx

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card really like the purple and black theme you seem to have going on at the moment. Have a wonderful weekend xx hazel

Victoria said...

The close up shot is great. I hadn't realised how detailed this is. Thank you for the great ideas Sue.

bhavana said...

Wow, amazing card.... love the bow (could be slightly bigger though, lol). great colours. These new dies are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Christine Hussey said...

Good morning Sue, I'm definately piping this card aboard it's gorgeous. Will now have to get the Angle Approach die. Enjoy your cruise and keep safe. Hugs Christine H x

nattyboots said...

yet another stunner Sue, have fun on the Cruise. Elaine H X

craftylisa said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

HOPE U HAVE A LOVELY TIME ON CRUISE.HOPEFULLY I MIGHT GO NEXT YEAR

HUGS LISA

Carolyn B said...

Another stunning card Sue. Have a great cruise and take care. Carolyn B

rachel said...

really pretty colours - love the embossing!

sheila said...

Hi Sue, another stunning creation, lilac is so seasonak at the moment. I, like one of your earlier bloggers, did not consider buying these dies as thy seemed to be quite old hate having seen the hand cut version awhich has been on show at my local craftshop for donkey's years, but having seem your demo's you've brought a lovely fresh, ceative rebirth with thes dies.

Cinders said...

Hello Sue,
Love the colours, lavender and black,one of my fav combinations and another stunning card.
Have fun on the cruise
Caz xxx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love the layout but the colours don't do it for me today. Thanks for explaining about the bow. Enjoy the cruise, wish I could be there.Kathy x

Linda said...

HI Sue, hope you find your sea legs okay. This is so pretty, how do you get all your pearls the same size? I need to practise! Linda x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the colours on this one.

Anonymous said...

Super duper card as we all have grown to expect from you Sue...no pressure for future cards !!! Sea ya!! What?? Mabex

michele said...

really nice colour ways

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue, another masterpiece. I love the colour combo

Have a wonderful weekend at sea, don't think you will get the Internet butbthinkmyounmight be rather busy to go online anyway.

Sue xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Like this card never thought of
putting glue dots on like this its very effective I just love the pearl glue I have all the colours and use them on nearly all my cards.
Nancyd x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Smashing card although I have said many times I prefer a smaller bow, but that's just me. I like the lavender one of my favourite colours.
Here's hoping you have good weather fro the cruise and you all have a great time.
Lydia
X

yvette said...

I love this color combo! I would have never thought about it :)
Have fun on your cruise Sue!

Dawn Louise said...

Mornin sue, ship ahoy there mate. lol excellent card love the colours x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue and Bon Voyage! Hope you and Sam and everyone else has a brilliant time on the cruise X The card is gorgeous, I really love the colour combo...Sam has promised some photos of the weekend, so looking forward to seeing yours too! Carole Z X

AnnR said...

Thanks Sue Have a lovely cruise I wish I was coming- great card thank you, I love lilac.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Have a lovely time today !
I love the card colours
Love Marg

marg said...

Hello Sue
Have a lovely time today !
I love the card colours
Love Marg

nannapat said...

Love the look of these cut and fold dies - something else for the wanted list. Beautiful card Sue, really striking. Pat x

martine said...

hi sue what a beautiful card love the black and lavender it goes so well together xxx
i hope you have a great weekend, have lots of fun x
martine x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Maryann said...

This card looks soooooo awesome Sue, and that bow is just fabulous, and hit my eye as the very first, as soon as I saw this. It´s absolutely amazing and I just soo love it.
Have a wonderful time away and just enjoy it and forget about us for a few days, I think you deserve that he he he.

utilitygirl said...

Love the card again today Sue. I must keep practising with the bows, they are so pretty.
Enjoy the cruise
Wendy x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful. Wonderful colours.

mags said...

Another stunning card. Love the colour combo on this one and such a super bow. Have a good time.
Mags
x

nina said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another Lovely Card as always. Hope you have a lovely time but I am looking forward to seeing you back on telly soon
Love Nina

Evas Pyssel said...

Really lovely colours. I also love those big bows you often have on your cards. Have a wonderful weekend ! Eva

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW!!this is striking, love the colour combo and the intricate detail is amaziing. Enjoy the cruise, take care.
Hugs June xx

Skybluepink said...

Love the oval again, how come I can not think of using it like you do. Hoping u have much fun x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, i love this colour combination, it works so well. Have got my order now, couldn't run to the whole POTW but wish I had got the Aster flower now. Have a great time on the cruise.

Love Rosemarie xx

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue
Really love todays card will have a go myself.Hope the cruise goes well and that you enjoy it- wish I was there!

alimecca said...

Saw this on C&C and thought it was lovely - yet again! I have ordered the angle approach die & am looking forward to playing along with the Moroccan ones. It certainly looks easier than the old Lace(should have an accent over the e but don't know how to do it!)templates were - they were a nightmare!!Enjoy the cruise.

Toni said...

Beautiful card again with a fabulous signature bow. Love the colours, in fact,far easier just to say, love everything about it.
Bon Voyage, hope the sea is calm for you and that you all have a good time.
Toni xx

hotpotato said...

Another lovely card Sue.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, so glad you posted this card today as my dies arrived yesterday so now I am ready and raring to go. Also really hoping you post the black and teal card, it was a real favourite from day one.
Frances

Carol S. said...

Hi sue, Another beauty! Have a good trip, I am sure you will. Hugs, Carol S.xx

janw said...

Lovely card will definitely try the inking. Xx

Olga said...

What a nice card! Love color combo!

Redanne said...

Beautiful card and magnificent bow!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
An absolutely stunning card if there is one thing about your cards I love is the colour choice. You really do make them look unique and of course I love the dies, bows and your wonderful style of cards too. Have a fab time. Hugs Rizwana xxx

evis said...

Hi Sue.

Love the card. Have a lovely trip.

Evis.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Just love this card, gorgeous colours and design.Love the bow of course! Have a great time on the Cruise..wish I was there...xx

Rita said...

What a lovely combination of colours Sue. I have never tried those two to-gether, but I will now thanks to you. No-one I know can tie bows like you, they are always stunning. Have a nice day. Hugs Rita xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Another beautiful card, super colours too. Enjoy the cruise! Zo xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour ways and style of this one.
Have a great time at sea and come back with lots of pics to show us
Congrats to winners of Blog candy
Thank you
Lizzie (serial Copycat)xoxox

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, colours are great, hoping my cut & tuck dies arrive soon so I can start playing, have a lovely cruise take care vanessa xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
This is a really nice card, lovely colours and the embossing
is great

Margaret L

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love this card plz postie hurry up wiv my dies i cant wait 2 get using them enjoy the cruise wish i was goin lol

Marlou McAlees said...

excellent card Sue .. :) looove lavender , thanks again for sharing your daily inspiration with us all :) Plus ... :) my gorgeous stamps arrived this morning, thank you soooo much!! hugzz xxx ♥

Joan said...

Hi Sue love it love love it. Sorry I like these colours together, absoloutley fab hugs Joan xxxx

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, lovely design and colours, hope you and Sam have a brilliant time on the create and craft cruise, take care Helen O xxx

Sue - said...
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Sue - said...

Really like this colour combo - enjoy the cruise! Had to redo this as my spelling /typing was atrocious.

Fuchsia said...

Now I have that song dont worry be happy in my head LOL
fab card Sue and have a awesome time !
:0)

Felicie said...

What a beautiful card Sue.
Have a lovely time on your cruise.
Felicie

Shahab said...

Your have done it again Sue !!
Lovley Card can't wait to replicate it my spellbindrs pick of the week dies arrived yesterday.
Enjoy the Cruise
Big Hug
Shahab x

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, had looked at these dies several times but like a few others have said I didnt see the appeal in them until I saw your demo. They are now on my wish list which is getting very long!!!
Hugs xx

P.S. The cruise is on my wish list for next time, have a good time.

Butterfly-Crafts: Handmade Cards & Gifts said...

the colour combination here is truly beautiful!

frances joy said...

another beautiful card.. :) love the colour combo...

john said...

hi sue
what a fabulous card the bow is brilliant :-)
debbie x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear, Sue
ALWAYS in the mood for lavender and black!! Beautiful card; I did not go for the foldy type of spellbinders as a bit too much for my fingers to cope with! Your shows were delightfulxx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue yet another great card thanks 4 taking time out of ur day 2 bring us crafters some delights x

Vie Carter said...

Just love love this card

Wish I was on the high seas with you

Vie
x

Hanneke said...

Love it! The color combo is great and I love the big bow! Hugs, Hanneke

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colours.
Nikki x

Lynne J said...

Fabulous card as always Sue, have a great time on the cruise with all the crafters, wish I was going too

Hugs Lynne

Lynne J said...

Fabulous card as always Sue, have a great time on the cruise with all the crafters, wish I was going too

Hugs Lynne

gwen70 said...

love todays colours Sue, plus a gorgeous bow, all in all a super card

CraftyJo said...

The oval laid horizontally is a great idea for covering the 'join' and I love the colours you've chosen.

jan said...

hi sue, another beautiful card, love the colours and a very clever way to hide the join on the embossing.
love jan x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

Great card and good to get new ideas from you.
Jax

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

absolutely beautiful card! love all the dies you are using and great colors and designs. My sister and I love your projects. ~Luanne

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card. Have a great time on the cruise. Karen x

ann lomax said...

hi Sue,
another super card. love it.
Ann

bluebell said...

hi sue my micro beads have come today. hope the craft cruise go well,and it is not to chopy on the water. hope to see what you did on your blog some time,bluebell-flowerwood.

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card . Hope you enjoy your time at sea.
joyce.e

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love lavender and black together. I managed to get the POTW deal and just waiting for them to arrive. Your magnificent demonstrations were fabulous and I just had to get them. I hope I can create something that is as good as you create. A fabulous inspiration you are to us all.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

afternoon Sue
love this combination in every way.
Have now received all my goodies so playtime is called for.
Enjoy the cruise and look forward to seeing you on C&C again soon.
Janet x

Vanessa said...

great card, nice colour combo
Vanessa

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card! Love your talent, it's so inspiring.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
another great card...The colours go so well together too.

Lucy said...

I'm continually amazed at the extent you'll go to make the perfect card. I, on the other hand, don't have your vision or patience. I sure like it when you share yours, though. Love your bows, too, Sue.

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I am still undecided on these dies. They give the impression of wanting to be a flower but seem too flat to be a flower? Who knows maybe they will grow on me.
I like the colours and layout of this card
Ria

Joesgrandma said...

Thanks Sue for some more gorgeous inspirational artwork, What a lovely card!. Late today as have been to hospital with husband. 4 hrs surgery on broken shoulder. He is ok TG.

Jane said...

Love the bow,nice colour combo,safe sailing wish I was going.

Jane xx

Jean said...

Lovely colours.

Have fun on the cruise, hopefully you will get some time off.

Jean x

snapdragon25 said...

Another 'Sue'per card. Your crafty mind must never stop. Love the way you get around any wee problem and the fact that you let us into your secrets. Enjoy the cruise - wish I was onboard though. Hil

SusanneJ said...

Have a great cruise Sue another beautiful card cant wait for my dies to get here hugsssssssss xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

May said...

Wow Sue... another fabulous card... have a super cruise!! Hugs May x x x

JoanB said...

Hi Sue.
Really missing your shows off the tv now! So checking into your blog is my only consolation. A great card today as always.
Hope you enjoy the cruise, wish I were there!
Joan B.

lindyloo12 said...

Another great card today!

Have a fabulous cruise, I hope you get time for some R&R! Like many of your bloggers I would love to be on the cruise too!

sued99 said...

What a lovely card . I'm beginning to think I need these dies.

Claveh said...

Thank you for another beautiful card, Sue, and enjoy your trip, come home soon!!

Shazza said...

another beauty!! Happy cruisibg x

Planetsusie said...

I can't wait to have a go with my dies on this one Sue. Am trying to perfect my glue 'pearls' - mine look more like glue 'peas' at the moment though! lol!

I particularly like the round cut and fold die on the oval background.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Hilary said...

Hi Sue Another gorgeous card! thank you for your inspirations. I am patiently awaiting a parcel at the moment, as I succumbed yet again, this time the Nautical dies. Cant wait!!!:) xx

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, hope that you are having a wonderful time, not a combination that I would've thought of but works so well. Thanks Liz S.x

Craftychris said...

Love the colour combo on this one and the fabby bow. Enjoy the cruise xx

Michelle said...

Hi Sue

What a georgous card, Thank you for the size if the card, still looking forward to recieving my pick of the week even though I ordered it last Friday as soon as it was launch will be probably recieve it after the holiday's now. Hope your enjoying the cruise.

Loads of crafty hugs

Michelle XXXXX

Claudia said...

WOWeeee that is one veeeery lovely card ... wow

jayne denver said...

Hi Sue love the card i have the roundabout in cut tuck and fold you have given me a few ideas as i wasn,t really sure how i was gonna use it .
Thanks Jayne

Debby Berry said...

Sue,

I love these new cut, fold and tuck dies they are great fun... thanks for the demos, I've made some amazing and simple cards....


Debby

Barney Bear said...

Mmmmm ummmmm.What a loveley colour combination Sue! Wouldnt have thought about that one! Must try it...Many thanks
Barney Bear

Hellma said...

Wasn,t too fussed for this set Sue so never ordered, but seeing your cards i sooooooo wish i had. Booohoooo.

Sue Parish said...

Another super card, Sue.
Hope you've been having a good day today and that you'll enjoy the rest of the cruise too.
Thanks for scheduling the posts before you left - it's appreciated very much, by us all, I'm sure.
Sue x

lainey said...

ooo lovely colour combo Sue, love those new dies :) lainey x

ang said...

gorgeous card enjoy your time at sea angxxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

The colours in this card remind me of Parma Violets and liquorice. Lovely...and that bow! You are the queen of bows Sue. ;0)

Vicki Sharkey said...

Hope you have a wonderful cruise. Let's hope it's not too rough - don't want any wonky cards (what was it - catawumpie?)
Vicki :)

salem said...

love these dies wish i was on that cruise

Anonymous said...

Another fantastic card, beautiful colour combination. have a wonderful cruise. Dawny T

nikkib said...

Well you will be well and truly at sea now, hope its calm and you all have a fab time..... loving the colours on todays card Sue, you are giving me more and more ideas for these dies.... x

AnneRD said...

Lovely colour combination. These dies are growing on me. Anne x

Maggie said...

Great card love the black & white. Maggie

crafty lady said...

Evening Sue, love the colour combo and of course the die on my to get list, and the bow amazing. Enjoy the cruise would live to be going with you all, maybe next year. Hugs Fiona P xxxx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card. I must admit these dies are not for me, but other dies in my collection will work just as well.
Sonia x

brenda said...

Another beautiful card, love the lavender and black together. Hope you are enjoying your cruise Sue looking forward to your next shows x

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, as always but with your special twist - love the bow and I think the cut fold & tuck dies are going to be a huge success. Enjoy your cruise

sheila stokes said...

Hi, Sue, another really gorgeous card. love the cut and fold dies. x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Sue...:o)

have a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

jackie said...

love the card lavender and black wow. my angle approach dies arrive today can't wait to have a play. enjoy your cruise x

Ladock girl said...

Love this card the embossing folder is lovely. Linda xxx

dutchess said...

Well I do hope you are having a great time on the cruise....I wish I didn't get sea sick!!!! I love the colour combo on today's card and although the tuck and fold don't float my boat...sorry about the pun....I love what you have done with the oval behind and a Sue bow magic....take care Margaret

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

I really love the new dies and the cards you are making with them are just stunning. I especially like the one that you had on C&C that turned, sunning.

I am sure you will all be having a great time on the cruise ;o)

much love

Amanda x

angiec said...

oh i really like that one,think the dies are lovely

Petra Jopp said...

What a beutiful card, Sue! I like the colours, too.
But where is the missing black PVA glue dot???
'Happy sailing'
Petra

HiggiSue said...

Beautiful Sue...

HiggiSue said...

Beautiful Sue...

scrapper said...

Lovely lavender shade Sue - card came together nicely

Vick McClean said...

I love the look of this card Sue, the combo of lilac and black is surprisingly pleasing to the eye xx love that ribbon too, i bought quite a bit of it from Sam xxx Vick

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Craftetter said...

Really nice card Sue and can't wait to start using my cut, fold and tuck dies - had previously use a blade and lace templates but this will make it a lot easier.
Elaine
xx

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, Well look at your bow.....
Thank ypu for the lovely card - cannot wait for my happy parcel and then i can play with the tuck, fold and cut dies.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Christine said...

Hi Sue, you can't go wrong with Lavender as I am concerned as it is my all time favourite colour. Your card is so GORGEOUS. I have not been commenting due to me being in Spain for the winter but now I am home I can peruse your blog in my own time.
I caught a few of your POTW shows, loved the one you did with Dean on Wednesday afternoon. You are so professional and watching Dean remove the sticky paper from the die made me laugh along with you both. Hope you are having a super cruise, wish I was there with you.
Looking forward to seeing more creations from the latest cut & tuck dies.
Hugs
Christine xx

Cathy-F said...
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Cathy-F said...

Hi Sue, love this card. These dies are great as someone who used to do Lace years ago. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into giving us all inspiration. Hope the cruise is going well.
Cathy xx

Sudha said...

Pretty awesome. LOve the pretty colors too.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous card. Love the colour combo & the embossing looks amazing. Great tip about removing ink with tissue to prevent darkening. Hope you are enjoying the cruise. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Now i have found your blog i love it .You are such an insperation and i am starting at last to think out of the box Enjoy your cruise i was hoping to go but when i phoned 6weeks ago i could have got a stateroom but there was no workshop spaces left so i did not think it worth going oh well perhaps next time. Keep the lovely cards coming they are all lovely stellaxx

jordiegirl said...

Lavender and black - great combination - stunning card.

Su said...

Works for me - just wish I could do bows like yours! Will have to keep practising - lol!

Soop (Su)

Barbara said...

Thank goodness at last a set of dies I dont want. Not too keen on them but lovely card, just not my taste.

Ali W said...

Didn't think I liked the cut, fold and tuck dies at first, but they are growing on me, after seeing what you have done with them. Love the colour combo on this card, just love lilac and purple. Alison :)

Cassieajh said...

I think this one is quite dramatic & full of Wilson isms lol.

john said...

hope you have a fantastic time, and yet another fab card
debbie x

janw said...

Love the glue dots on the folds. Xx