Monday, 28 May 2012

Shades Of Purple

Good Monday morning!  Back to one of my favourite dies from Heartfelt Creations for today's card.  The Decorative Oval Window is a really versatile and fun die to use.  I love it because it can be used as intended as  a window or simply a fancy frame or take it apart and use it as a swirl for accent pieces. Not to mention, it leaves a gorgeous negative piece as an aperture too!  I picked purple shades for this card, starting with a pale lavender for my background.  I embossed it with the So Trendy embossibility folder for my largest background piece.  I cut a smaller piece of the same lavender card and attached a piece of sticky adhesive sheet to it.  I embossed it with the Enchanted embossibility folder, then removed the backing paper and adhered the clear micro beads to it.  I stamped my sentiment with black archival ink.  I cut out the oval window die and inked it with Dusty concord distress ink while in the die.  I hand cut around my sentiment so it would fit in my window nicely once I nipped out the crossbars.  I used mounting foam on the back of my window to raise it for dimension.  I tied a messy bow using the purple vintage ribbon (it looks a bit blue in the pic, but it is purple) and added a button with Bakers Twine and stick pins to it. I added a few flatback pearls as accents and pierced the edges to finish it off.  Like most of my cards, a simple sentiment change and you have a card that would work for all sorts of occasions.  All for now, Sue x

166 comments:

auscrafts said...

Another beauty ,beats me how you come up with so many different style of cards

Debby Berry said...

Sue
I need to get those dies out and use th more. This is really lovely. Thanks

Pam said...

A very classy elegant card which, as you say, will suitany occasion,but so suitable for a sympathy card whuch is surely the most difficult to do.

Jan said...

Morning Sue, simple and elegant a card for all occasions!

scottish crafter said...

Morning Sue great use of the dies, where do you get all your ideas. Just keep them coming. Love it.

Wilma

debs said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card purple is one of my favourite colour I've not got this die but its now going on my wish list. Take care sue looking forward seeing you back on TV

Debs xx

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I so wish I had the oval die instead of the square one, it seems so much more versatile or maybe it's just that you have more vision than me.The picture does not do justice to such a pretty card. Best wishes Lesley x

kimberley said...

Another winner Sue-very classy.Don't have these dies but just might have to invest in them! take care x.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another really beautiful card. Just love tho heartfelt die. Pity I can't afford to buy one at the mo other wise that would go to the top of my long list of must haves. LOL.
The colours are really fabbbbbbbb to. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dawny T said...

Morning
Love the colour you have used in this one. I like the idea that you dont need much on a card to make it look stunning.

nmty said...

hi Sue, love this card, purple and all shades are my fav colour!

lv
norma

nattyboots said...

Good morning Sue, this card sure looks good and takes away the Monday blues , {another beauty } keep them coming . Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Love all the photo's of your masterpieces I don't use enough layers methinks. Great card again thanks Sue. Mabex

BridgetCG said...

A fab card Sue, love the purple and lilac, there are still so many dies I "need". Bx

AdrienneQ said...

Sue I agree with you about these dies. I brought them after seeing you use them on C&C and love them

Anonymous said...

Love the colours on this one Sue, and the micro beads really add a touch of luxury to the card. So pleased I bought some, must get round to using them. Edwina

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love the positioning of the bow on this one, I would never have thought to put it there.
Love and light.
Suz x

CraftyAnn said...

Once again another stunning card, love the colours. I like the simplicity and it draws attention to the message.
Take care.

joy said...

Morning Sue
Well what a lovely card love what you done with the back ground card embossing and beading .
joyce.e

baconbits said...

Morning
Another stunner, this as you say with a sentiment change would be great for any occasion - thinking about the sympathy card that is so difficult to do - but on a happier note these colours would have been great for the wedding i attended at the weekend.
Keep the inspiration flowing.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Patricia said...

Morning Sue,
You have done it again...........
Wonderful card suitable for all occasions,with just the change of colour and words. You amaze me with the versitility you bring us using dies, sentiments, bows and embellishments.
Thank you for all the great creations.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

another one of your beautiful cards. lovely colors too

Luanne

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

Definitely a "Sue" card. I must think about getting these dies as you are proving how versatile they are.

love from Jackie D

Jane in Spain said...

This is a truly beautiful card!

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card, love the colours used and the sentiment. need to get the heartfelt creation dies when funds allow xx hazel

Karen said...

What an elegant card, beautiful colours, simply beautiful

Christine said...

Unusual to see such an attractive card that is so suitable for condolence, was the use of the purple funeral colour deliberate? Lovely, anyway.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
My favourite colours and another beautiful card, this is another set of dies that are on my ever growing wish 'NEED' list.
Love Tina x x

Wendy L said...

Your ideas are amazing. xxxx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful and classy Sue and I really love the colours...any tones of lilac through purple will do it for me! Carole Z X

Julia Watts said...

Lovely. That die is gorgeous! Love, Julia xxx

Sonia Jones said...

What a gorgeous card. I really like everything about it. Soniax

Victoria said...

I really like this card. Lovely colours and these dies are so intricate and beautiful. Love it.

shampylou30 said...

these dies are lovely think i can feel a spend coming on gorgeous card today lovely colour and love the sentiment sue xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Heartfelt images and the colours on this card
LoveMarg

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful die Sue, wonderful card as usual, liking the colours.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, think I might need to get that die :p

Clare x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Fabulous card Sue. I don't have those dies but they are gorgeous. I love the little pearls above the sentiment too

Sue xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lovely card elegant and classy, Purple, lavender lilac any of these colours do it for me.Another die I need.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Val in Spain x said...

Good morning Sue. Back home after my holiday in North Wales with my son. Got rotten cold but it has been lovely this morning catching up with your wonderful creations of the past three weeks. It's made me appreciate more what a wonderful talent you have Sue. Every day a different, beautiful card. Such imagination and versatility and today another exceptional masterpiece. You are one very clever lady.

Marion said...

my favourite colours,lovely card ,will have to put this die on my list which gets longer day by day.
Marion

Anthea said...

lovely card. Recently made a sympathy card and they are not the easiest of cards to come up with ideas for, will be using this idea next time round. hugs xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.

Another beautiful card. Don't have that particular die but will try to improvise with what I do
have.
Evis.

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Great card/ sentiment, just right for those difficult times.

I NEED new dies, the oval and window dies you have been using recently are beautiful!

Have a great day
Lara xxx

Linda said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Sue, cheers up a monday morning. Linda x

Joesgrandma said...

This is lovely Never thought of doing a double embossing matt etc. Love the colours. TY Sue have a good day today!

Annie said...

Fabulous card as always. Your cards are so inspirational and I thank you for sharing them all with us. Crafty hugs

Annie :)

Carolyn B said...

Beautiful card again....no change there then! I love purple and lavender on cards.

Carolyn B

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

What a lovely card suitable for so many occasions. Just love the micro beads. Please keep all the great ideas coming.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful

Dawn Louise said...

Love it, one of my favourite colours too x you're so talented and thank you for sponsoing my card swap this month x

Ria said...

Hi Sue
This is a pretty card and a great use of the die. I think j need to put this die on my wish list.
Ria

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
love the micro beads. What a big pot i got. Amazing how long they last. Smashing die this is and i have not used it once with the middle in lol.Better as a frame than a window frame. But good its there can use or snip out.
Very nice colour card. Would never have thought to put dark bow with it and looks great.
hope your back on top with your health .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Wow, love this one, that die is so lovely. Love Jean x

franzesjoi said...

another beautiful card, sue!!!! purple purple always love purple :)

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card which is so elegant

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely
Beverley W

Linda said...

Beautiful card Sue! I am loving the lovely shade of purples you have used and the embossing looks fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Gemma Mackintosh said...

beautiful sue. simply stunning x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Love this die I have used it for so
many cards and I will be using it again today, love the purples too.
Nancyd x

jane gray said...

Morning Sue, so love this card. The lavender is not normally a colour that i work with but i will now. Also the die is just so lush, think i will need to add to my wish list. Unfortunatley if i wait until my birthday for it I will have to wait until xmas for it as my bday is on xmas day. Oh well may have to treat myself to it some how. Im sure hubby wont know!

Take care
Jane:-)x

jane gray said...

Morning Sue, so love this card. The lavender is not normally a colour that i work with but i will now. Also the die is just so lush, think i will need to add to my wish list. Unfortunatley if i wait until my birthday for it I will have to wait until xmas for it as my bday is on xmas day. Oh well may have to treat myself to it some how. Im sure hubby wont know!

Take care
Jane:-)x

nannapat said...

What a classic and versatile design. I think it looks absolutely stunning. Pat x

AnneRD said...

Lovely colours, lovely die, great design. Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

I love the way this makes the wonderful sentiment the focal point, so many cards the sentiment is just an after thought. A great card to a special person. I think im going to have to get the mico beads as you've shown so many different ways of using them.
Emma

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Such a good idea to make two embossed backgrounds and matt and layer them. I love the centre frame die. I love swirly curly looking things on cards. A nice idea to put the ribbon across the background twice. I really like that and of course that gorgeous big bow with button and bakers twine. I am waiting for the ribbon buckle dies I have on order at the moment. I had to renew my cc club membership got 10% off plus the tripple discount for members on the spellbinders dies right now plus ten pounds to spend on your first order so I ordered the ribbon buckle dies and had to pay just 6 pounds 98p extra !!! Bargain!! Love Tres x x x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue
A lovely true Sue stunning card, Love this die, you show it off so well, love it.
Have a good day everyone.
Happy2craft

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful sympathy card.
The colours are just lovely. I use a lot of lavender and purple which I find both elegant and cooling.
I think it would make someone feel very special and loved at a very sad time.
Erica.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

a lovely card for a difficult time x

Maggie said...

This is just lovely. That die is really versatile as you say, and inking through the die makes it pop off the card. Don't use purple much but for a sympathy card it works well. xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love everything about this card simply lovely and maybe quickish to do too, I'll find out later when i have a go
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xoxox

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love the shades of purple. This card is beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, A stunning card, great idea to emboss the layers, love the micro beads, so glad I got some. Have a great day.
Hugs June x

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Simple, elegant, stylish, a card for all seasons with a change of sentiment, l like a lot. Lol Ann

salem said...

great card for any occasion

dutchess said...

lovely card Sue love that frame!!! funny I was watching a recorded programme last night of you demo-ing this card and had searches your blog for it! so you are a mind reader now! bless hope you and Mum are having a great time....take care Margaret MP

Phil D said...

thats just lovely Sue - beautiful, great versatility and design
Stay well and good wishes
Phil D

Lesley said...

Gorgeous! How do you come up with so many wonderful ideas?

lindyloo12 said...

Another gorgeous card that would look great in different colours, the dies and embossing folders you have used are next on my must buy list!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This card has such a serene feel about it. Love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card.
Margaret L

sue said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant and classy card. I love your colour combinations. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs Sue M xx

Maryann said...

What a stunning card here again Sue, and one I could sure have used yesterday, when I had to make my first sympathycard ever, and it´s the hardest card, I´ve ever made, as it was for a really dear friends husbond, as my friend passed away in a way too young age. Your card is so lovely and stylish and say just what´s needed. Stunning work again hun.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
another lovely card, love the colours that you have used. I purchased some of the micro glass beads on saturday, so am hoping to have a go at making something with them this afternoon.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card as ever! I love lilac and purple..:) Have to agree with others about all your ideas..I don't think you must ever get crafter's block..lol..Enjoy your day..xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Yet another beautiful card and so useful for those times when its so hard to know what to say the colours are perfect for sympathy.

Hugs Annxx

Ruthie said...

What fantastick texture I love the font on the greeting and this spendid elaborate die fits so well with it.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, yet another beautiful card in some of my favourite colours. I don't think this has to be just a sympathy card, change the text and it's good for almost anything. I must see about getting the Heartfelt dies as I think I now need them! LOL.
Frances

Leanne said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Del said...

Gorgeous card as always, I love to visit your blog as it's so inspiring xx

Pauline99 said...

Elegant card with a lovely verse and my fav colours.
I was playing with this die last week and never thought of snipping out the cross, I might have beable to make it work if I had. The other problem I has was I need a backing for it so I wished it came with a solid piece that left an edge on the outside like a mat. In fact I've found several of the new releases that I would have like mats for and I've been cutting faux mats myself but not as perfect as using a die.

Pauline

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great card. I love the way the swirls in the due complement the swirls in the script. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Becci said...

beautiful and very elegant :) xxx

AnnR said...

Hi Sue a lovely elegant card I love it. Thanks

Lynn said...

Wow, beautiful colours ! Lynn xx

Sue - said...

Morning Sue - another lovely card. I wish I could come up with as many ideas as you!

guffie said...

what a very simple looking card but it has definately an elegant style .... what a winner
thanks sue xx gail

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue

A very beautiful card, love the colour.
Janet

brenda said...

Beautiful sympathy card, love the way you have used the embossing folders, inspired me to use my micto beads xx

CraftyJo said...

Yummy! I love purple.

jane stillman said...

Hi Sue, sorry I have been AWOL, been busy making cards for a Jubilee fundraising event. Just love this card, one of my favourite dies and my favourite colour - Lavender, so you just couldn't lose today as far as I am concerned lol xx

Sue Parish said...

Ooooh lovely, just my kind of card - no, gosh, it's YOUR kind of card. How embarrassing!!
I've been resisting these dies so far, not because I don't like, I do, just can't have everything at once. But today it's the only thing I don't already have to make this card so maybe the time has come ...
Hope you're still doing well and that you and your Mum have a good day,
Sue x

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

purples are my favourite colour so I love this card! I think I will have to invest in this die set soon

gwen70 said...

Hello Sue, where do you get all your ideas from, wish I was so talented. Yet another gorgeous card

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a stylish and beautiful card. Zo xx

mell said...

Another stunning card sue xxx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Love the sentiment, Love the colours, Love the card!
Joan B.

Christine Harrop said...

Love lilacs and purples so this was a winner for me. Also like the wway you have used the dies. Thanks for tall the inspiration.
Christine

Lacelady said...

Wonderful! You must have hundreds of
sentiments too, as I don't remember you duplicating them very much. Love the purple too.

Heather said...

Hi Sue I have these dies but not got around to using them yet but after seeing today's card I have got them out to use later on. Once again thank you for all the ideas.
Hugs x

Barbara said...

Beautiful!!!
What a great die, must get it now!
When you demo these dies there is a massive increase in sales and everywhere sells out!!!

Vie Carter said...

Classic Sue

Lovely

Vie
x

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
An elegant card that with a change of colour can be used for males as well.
Best wishes
Caz xxx

Sarah said...

Another Fabulous Card Sue - Keep up the good work!

Sarah x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue.This is a stunning card. I wish I had your mojo!!

Ladock girl said...

This card is more my style, I love it. love Linda xxx

Planetsusie said...

I love this die Sue - my favourite at the moment!!! The embossed backgrounds are sooo pretty, especially the microbeaded one. A very pretty card in my favourite colour as well!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

hotpotato said...

Another lovely creation.

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is really adorable. I love the pins

Craftychris said...

The die is fabulous and you sure know how to use it to its best!! xx

Jane said...

Just my cup of Tea today love the card Simple Stunning.

Jane xx

john said...

thats another beautiful card the colours are very calming its nice and peaceful.
Debbie xx

Ayelet said...

Purple is my color! and this card is just gorgeous :)

Laura O said...

another beautiful card sue your right about the change of sentiment and it could fit any occasion.Love the colours the pale lavender is very pretty.Laura O

May said...

Love this colour of purple.. so elegant.. fabulous dies!! this die is on the top of my wish list!! Hugs May x x x

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, I love this card where are these sentiments I think that they are all wonderful best wishes. Liz S.x

Missmizog said...

Stunning card. I really love the heartfelt creation dies.
Sue

Shazza said...

beautiful, love the sentiment x

sued99 said...

Very nice card which could be used for many occasions.

Anonymous said...

A really beautiful card Sue and sentiment is perfect for a sympathy card as well.
God bless
JanNxx

nikkib said...

I love these heartfelt creations dies, so intricate... love the colours Sue x

jordiegirl said...

Another fab card Sue.

I love the So Trendy embossing folder - I used it on a football decoupage card I made as it reminded me of the leather pieces a football is sewn with and also put it on a teddy bear decoupage card. It is very versatile.

Anonymous said...

I love this heartfelt die and beautiful colours of this card.
Gay x

jennynurse said...

Hi Sue...Yet another little Beauty...I love how you use the Heartfelt dies..so so clever.

Lucy said...

I think this is one of the few colors I'd have to say "no" to, but I could absolutely see this card in any other color. That die is so versatile. Thanks for making the various suggestions for using it. I'd have never thought of them all. That's why you're a designer and I'm not! ;-)

magpie said...

This is lovely Sue. Love the colours, lilac & white with the deeper purple bow. I do love those micro beads they add such bling! Love shiny! It's lovely for an all occasion card but still fitting for a sympathy card too. Lovely xx love Karen xx

sheila said...

The decorative die livens up a very simply elegant card, I imagine this would look so different in other colourways,

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, I love everything about this card, another winner for me! Need to add the die and the embossibility folders to my wish list, hugs Christine H x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Lovely Sue
Yes, this die is so versatile. I have the Decorative Widow Scene die and I could do the same with that one. ;0)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue- you've done it again! another stunner. Love the colours & the micro beads are gorgeous.

Emily H said...

I love purple!! Beautiful card!

A New Crafter said...

Dear Talented Sue, every card is as beautiful as the previous one! Love your blog and spend more time looking at your wonderfulcards than sitting making any, tut tut. Anne T

lynda said...

Love the colors Sue i have just purchased this die so will now buy some purple card works so well thank you for your inspiration.Lynda x

mags said...

Lovely card in my favourite colour too.
Mags
x

Janice K said...

Beautiful-love the So Trendy embossing folder.

jennywren1947 said...

what a beautiful card so suited 2 a sympathy card, its lovely, and, also the verse text
chris x

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
I'm late today but couldn't not have a peek at today's card, and once again I'm not disappointed. It's lovely.
Chris X

Margaret said...

I love this Heartfelt die it is so easy to use and I use it often it is so classy. I have not tried inking with it yet but will now have to give it a go, thank you so much Sue.
Margaret

bhavana said...

simply beautiful.... Thanks for sharing as ususal!

Cassieajh said...

Sue, I love the message on this card it is beautiful

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE EMBOSSING.SUZYD X

Helen O said...

A simple and elegant card, a lovely sympathy card I think, they often have crosses etc on but not everyone is religious so this one fits the criteria for everyone. Also like you say change the sentiment and it could be for any occasion, so versatile. Thank you as always Helen O xxx

HiggiSue said...

Lovely versatile card xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue, love it. Think I shall have to add this to the list of must have dies which is getting quite long again.x

Claveh said...

I know these cards are really difficult to make and so the more ideas I can get the better. Thanks for a great card Sue. xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THIS ONE SUE MUST TRY

Buttons said...

Classic Sue. So elegant. Hugs, Buttons x

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING LOVE THE COLOUR AND THE LOVELY LAYOUT.
HUGS RIZWANA

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card. Really like this window die.

angie said...

love it such a versatile card

Shahab said...

Sue I love the Heartfelt Dies
and the way you teach me to create such lovely cards, I love this card, it's as always stunning

Hugs
Shahab

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, simple versatile card, you have the knack of matching colours etc., that is hard to copy.

lorraine
xxx

Su said...

My absolute fav colours used on this one Sue - must get the 'So Trendy' folder the more I see of it the more I like it! Fab!!

Su (Soop)

Vick McClean said...

Oh wow, wow wow, how can you tell this is my kinda card, i love that frame and i love that colour of card where did you get that from, if anyone knows where i can get that colour/shade of lavender from pls email me @ vickshine1@btinternet.com cheers Sue and anyone reading this xxxx great inspiration as usual xxxx

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