Monday, 7 May 2012

Spring Wreath

Morning blog friends!  As I sit in the green room working on my posts for the week, I thought let's do another cheerful spring like card since it is absolutely chucking it down with rain as I write this!  This is another truly simple card to recreate.  I have embossed the white background with the Flora Embossibility folder for texture and interest.  I have cut out seven of the rose from the Floral Tag set.  You can cut them with two pieces of card at a time to speed it up a bit though.  I inked them up while in the die, some with tattered rose, some with mustard seed, some with dried marigold distress inks.  I used shabby shutters to ink the "leaf" on each of them.  I added a piece of mounting foam to the back of each of them and arranged them in a wreath, slightly overlapping  each other.  Underneath my wreath, I placed a strip of redline tape.  Using some white American seam binding, I ruched it across and tucked the ends to the back.  I added a large double bow tied out of the satin edged white organza.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the coordinating rose tag from the set.  I inked it with Tattered rose for interest.  I threaded a piece of the pink Bakers Twine from the pastel set through my tag and attached it to my bow.  I pierced the edges to frame and finish the card.  Now, maybe this will help the rain go away!  All for now, Sue x 

186 comments:

auscrafts said...

lovely cheerful card Sue

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, Very spring like card, light and airy and of course easy to replicate. Hope you enjoyed the cruise.

Wilma

Linda said...

Hi Sue, not my favourite set of dies, but you have made them look beautiful, Linda x

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I love the freshness and simpilicity of this card. I very much like the wreath design that you have made your own. Super! Best wishes Lesley x.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful fresh card, I love this die and will certainly be making a card like this. Love Jean x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Lovely summer feel card.
Not a set of dies I would buy, I have done similar with the dies I have. I like the wreath style and it works with other flower dies.
Have a Great Day.

Patricia x

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

I love love love this, wreaths are really not something i associate with anytime other than Christams but this just looks so summery, its gorgeous.

Hope you are well

Much love

Amanda x

Annie said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely spring card. The colours are so warm, unlike the weather....ugh! Hope you are enjoying your cruise. Looking forward to next post. Thanks for sharing your inspirational creations. Annie x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card love the colours. It is so fresh.
Hope you are enjoying the cruise wish I were there may on the nexted one.

Take care
Debs xx

melanie said...

lovely card don``t have these dies but got other flower dies may have to try this with them and see what it looks like .Melanie

Missmizog said...

Happy Bank Holiday Monday Everyone.
Beautiful card Sue. So fresh and springlike.
Have a great day.
Sue

Jan said...

Morning Sue, Fresh and bright, just what the card ologist ordered on a dull day, happy crafting!

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the wreath design. As sommeone else said, not my favourite set of dies but wonderfully executed as always and set off with a fantastic bow

Anonymous said...

Gooten tag Sue (I'm not even sure if it's spelled like that....but I'm sure you get the general idea) Yes I like this and yes I have the dies and may be having a play this afternoon. A friend maybe coming round it's nice to share!! Mabex

Debby Berry said...

Sue
This is a wonderful card during the gloomy days. Made my morning.

Joesgrandma said...

Truely simple but truely beautiful Sue!Have a great day.

Maryann said...

A really wonderful and summerly card here Sue, it really looks amazing.

kimberley said...

So simple sue but so effective-any one would be thrilled to receive it.Hope the cruise was fab and no-one was seasick

jucrook said...

Very spring like and the sun is shining outside (at the moment)! Love the colours and love the card. Ju

Julia Watts said...

It's not raining at the moment so maybe this worked! Lovely card. Julia xxxx

Pam said...

Simply beautiful card, Sue. i like the fresh colours with the white, very springlike.

Sazzle said...

Very quick card to make and very effective too :-)

It's sunny here at the moment - fingers crossed eh!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sazzle

Jane in Spain said...

wow! So pretty! Spring on a caed.

Lesley H said...

Very happy looking card today, anyone would love to receive it.

rachel said...

beautiful Sue and I'm loving that bow!! xx

franzesjoi said...

pretty card.. love the simplicity and warm colours :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the sof colours on ths one.

Ali W said...

Reminds me of sherbets those little sweets I had as a child don't know why? Lovely refreshing card, so clean. Bet the cruise was great, oh so lucky people to be cruising and crafting. Take care Alison :)

shampylou30 said...

stunning and simple sue xxx

Karen said...

Very pretty card, love the tips on ruching the ribbon. Spring may be here

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - how's the sealegs? Love the simplicity of this one and it's so cheerful. Have these dies and haven't used them yet so now's a good time to start. Kathy x

Lin W said...

nice sunny card, just like our weather here in the lake district at the moment

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card just suits the start for today as the sun is shining, hope it stays and you have had lovely weather on the cruise.
Tina x

bluebell said...

hi sue,love the colours of your card today. hope you suvived the cruise alright. the waether could have been better for you all. hope we get to see the cards you maid,love bluebell-flowerwood.

Ger said...

Beautiful, I love this! Ger x.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - I love this card - it's my morning to play with my new dies and emboss folders -
Janet x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, Somerset very wet but just as I logged on the rain stopped so this beautiful summery card did the trick. So fresh and the simplicity of the wreath design is lovely. Hugs Christine H x

mags said...

Great card Sue. Love the simplicity of this card.
mags
x

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Another card that I could have a go at with my alternative flower dies. Thanks for the inspiration.
Chris X

Lucy said...

Good early (12:50 a.m.) morning to you, too, Sue. This card shouts "spring." Gotta love the ribbon, as always! Despite the rain, I hope you're enjoying the cruise. It's better than getting a sunburn.

Margaret said...

So sorry to hear about the rain but I am sure you will be making the most of the 'little holiday' Lovely card really for any season depending on the colouring yet again another winner!
Enjoy your day
Margaret

Cassieajh said...

So pretty Sue, I am getting so frustrated waiting for my dies to arrive so I can get started.

Vicki Sharkey said...

The colours are lovely - really cheery! I think its brought the sun out here!
A so simple card yet really effective.
Vicki :)

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue I love this card because it is so pretty..:)..I haven't got these dies but have got other flower ones so will use them in a similar design..:)..Have a great day...xx

Erica said...

Lovely fresh card Sue. I hope the magic works, we could do with a few fine days!

Heather said...

Good morning SueI have just received thsse dies so I try this card out. It is such a pretty card and suitable for any occasion. Hope your enjoying your cruise and getting some rest.
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue hoping you have had a fab time on the high seas, This is a really pretty card, I haven't got these dies, so will have a go with Sam's Button Floral stamps to see if I can achieve something similar.

Best wishes Edwina

Shahab said...

Lovely Card Sue
It shows Simple is Best
Can't wait to replicate this card
Thank you for sharing

Shahab x

Felicie said...

A beautiful spring card Sue.
Felicie

Christine said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful spring card, shame the weather is not the same. Hope you enjoyed the cruise.
Hugs
Christine x

l said...

Hi Sue,
Spring like and fresh card loving the wreath design must have a go at this but with other dies, sure it will work.

Here on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent we have a nice sunny day if a bit chilly. Here's hoping it will last.
Hope all's well with the cruisers.
Lydia
X

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, really pretty.

Clare x

hazel said...

lovely card Sue very summery xx hazel

Mary at Doghouse said...

Hi Sue
Love the simplicity of this card and the colours are so lovely and spring like just the thing to lift the spirits with the strange weather we have been having one day spring like and the next back to winter. Haven't got these dies but just have to invest.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I really liked this card when you showed it on your programme. A beautiful spring card to cheer anyone's day. Thank you

love from Jackie D

hotpotato said...

Must of helped here Sue as we have no rain.......at the moment.

Jan said...

This is so pretty Sue.x

Marie-Louise said...

What a pretty spring card. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

loved this card when i saw it on your show. think I will make one like it today it looks so bright and cheerful unlike the weather we are haing.
Susan R newcasstle upon tyne

AnneRD said...

Its Bank Holiday Monday, and true to form its raining here in the west, so this sunny card is really cheering me up. Loved seeing you demo this on TV. Hope your are having an enjoyable cruise. Anne x

yorkshiresue said...

This card is so pretty and can be used on almost any ocassion
Love It
Hugs
Sue XXX

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Spring card..these dies aren't on my wish list and I probably wouldn't buy them, but you have made such a bright cheerful card with them! Hope you've had a good cruise, Carole Z X

Victoria said...

Your card as always is brilliant, but I have to admit that this set of dies is one that I wouldn't buy. Sorry!

Lacelady said...

It's a cold, wet, dark Bank holiday here too, so your card really cheers me up. Thank you.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
A light and cheerful card today. Not too difficult to make either.
Evis.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

this is a very pretty card to cheer up a dull day. Love the ribbon too

Sue xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card today, I do love the way you do your bows, gorgeous. Anne x

Craftycat said...

So so pretty and elegant x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Lovely colours and design
Its wet here too..... but we have had two glorious days to work on the garden .
love Marg

Lynn said...

quite a nice card and yes very springlike considering the blooming weather!! not too keen on the dies but a nice card never the less.
Lynn x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty simple card. would love to see some sun and for it to stop raining! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Crafty Kaz said...

Hi Sue, love this card it's lovely spring colours brighten up a drab day
Kaz
x

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, another wet day here, but your card is lovely and cheery, just the thing to brighten us all up.

Ruthie said...

I think it did the trick the rain did go away, now if you could do that every day that would be nice. I love the zesty feel of this card it reminds me of lemons and limes. love love love it.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
This one has brightened up my morning as it is miserable and raining here in Dorset
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xoxox

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what lovely spring colours. It reminds me it's time to break out of my wintery colour rut. With Love & Light Theresa.H

jo said...

another stunning card as usual, you have inspired me to use my Grand Calibur so much more than i did, so thank you Jo

Cornish Emma said...

As i look out at my garden i see these colours this morning so its very spring garden like, and gives the feel of sun shining. It might be simple as you say but still stunning and impressive. Emma

Sue - said...

Think this card is so pretty - very springlike colours.

scrapper said...

Just wish the weather was a bit more spring like - nice simple card

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
I love the wreath design, it's refreshing and bright. I love the tag that matches as well.
Have a great day
Caz xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely springy card. I will have to have a go at making a wreath style card. I do like the rose dies but I like the daisy ones a lot more. I think I will have to add the daisy ones to my wish list. Love the bow and the ribbon. Best wishes love Tres x x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, We certainly need something to make the rain go away, I think I am getting webbed feet. This card is lovely and spring like. Hope the cruise is going well.

Love Rosemarie. xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Lovely fresh card and the tag is georgeous. Bren

Lara B said...

Hi Sue
This is so lovely! it's enough to brighten anyone's day. What a lovely card to cheer you when you are feeling low.

The colours and flowers etc are beautiful!

It's added a bit of cheer to a dreary wet day in Belfast!
Many thanks
Lara xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous - love the soft colour tones and the design is superb as always. Zo xx

Fuchsia said...

Soft and pretty
Hope the cruise went well x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous spring like card, the colours are clean, fresh and zingy! Love the wreath and bow.It is sunny in York at the moment, so the card is working for now.
Hugs June xx

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card must try this

Ita said...

hi Sue very nice card
Smiles
Ita

Sonia Jones said...

This is such a fresh looking card. Love it! Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the fresh, spring like feel this card has. Hope the cruise is going well. I'm saving my pennies for the next one.

Geraldine

martine said...

hi sue i think your card is beautiful it put you in the mood for summer ( if we have good weather lol)xxx
martine xxx

Linda said...

Another beautiful card Sue, loving this wreath myself. It is raining here today, I wonder when we will get some hot sunny days?

Hugs
Linda xxx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Hope you having a good time.
Just love the card it nice a refreshing
joyce.e

gwen70 said...

lovely spring card Sue

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - must admit these dies weren't amongst my favourites and I wondered if they would be used much. However! - since I saw the demo with the coloured petals, they were brought to life and I have now changed my mind.

The bow is spectacular - one of your best methinks!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Dianne said...

Hi Sue
I think this is a really lovely card and would be so easily adaptable for Christmas. Thank you.
Kind regards
Dianne xx

mell said...

Stunning very colourfull very versitle card with many uses x

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Anything that helps the rain go away would be very good!
I have ordered these dies and I am looking forward to them arriving. This will be a great card to get me started. Thanks.
Joan B.

salem said...

love this card

jennynurse said...

Hi Sue....Think this is a lovely card. Like the colours you have used but think it would work really well for very different occasions.
Hope you are back on dry land now !!!y

Anonymous said...

Light airy and just beautiful.
Beverley W

lilysmum said...

hi sue, how was the cruise??
sorry but i have to agree with linda r.e the dies, however, i do like the idea of the wreath and the colour choice. I think maybe i would use smaller,more 3d flowers. other than that another good source for inspiration-thankyou.
hugs, theresa.xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely spring card to welcome me back from my holiday. As you say a very simple but very effective for any occasion.
Hugs Sue M xx

Christine Harrop said...

I can see this working with poinsettias for Christmas. So simple yet effective.

Dawn Louise said...

Lovely and soft , the textures adds a elegant feel to it and just as I'm writing this it's started to rain...lol

Vick McClean said...

Thankyou for this cheerful card today Sue, as i am obviously very low today, my darling brother only 50 died yesterday morning and i really need anything that'll pick me up or make me smile, as i know you know with only losing Dad recently, its the little things that you need, like this morning the sunrise at 5am made me think of my brother and took a pic of it i wrote about it on FB, just made me think of him and smile, and this card is what i needed today, how did you know? sunshiney, happy colours, which neither me or you use ordinarily, you use very similar colours to me, more vintagey, so this was a nice surprise and one i will remember, so thankyou lovely lady and i hope you arent seasick right now, lol, lots of love&blessings, Vick xxxx
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Sandra said...

Not one of my favourites Sue but we are all different thank goodness. I think I would have like it better with using the flower die that you roll to make a flower.
But it is lovely nevertheless.
Sandra

Anonymous said...

A lovely fresh spring card Sue and it has cheered me up on this drab cold day where I live so thanks for that.Hugs Liz C X

yvette said...

Love this card! Cheers me up everytime I see it :)

nattyboots said...

Yes i like it very much so fresh looking. Elaine H X

janw said...

Love this card. Cheers up a miserable day. xx

May said...

Beautiful card Sue.. lovely happy card love the colours...Hugs May x x x

hollyberry said...

Good Afternoon Sue
This card is very springlike so light and airy-just what we all need to remind us that it is actually May as the rain thunders down again outside as I type this!

lainey said...

just lovely Sue :) lainey x

Hellma said...

Very fresh card, for a fresh day here in scotland, no rain yet but theres still time after all it is Bank Holiday Monday.

Judith said...

What a pretty card.The design could be used for many occasions.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue, didn't stop the rainfall here in North Wales though ;)

snapdragon25 said...

Now this is nice - like a little bit of colour, makes it more cheerful in these wet, gloomy days. Thanks.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card so fresh and springy

Margaret L

Lelly Jelly said...

Pretty and cheerful Sue

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

what a lovely card!!

Jane said...

Very fresh and eye catching

Jane xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love this sort of card I need to get these dies they look fantastic and useable hope you enjoyed the cruise look forward to the photos
Take care
Theresa x k

sued99 said...

Have tried coloring through my flower dies this afternoon and it looks really good. A nice touch of colour.

cathymakescards said...

So pretty, Sue.
Cathy - Drogheda Ireland

john said...

what a cheerful card shame about the weather lol i think i will go and do a wreath card now im inspired.
debbie x

sheila said...

Thankyou for this cheerfull,elegant, bright card. Just as I've logged onto your blog it's started to rain here in Norfolk, and I have to take my dog for a walk now!

Lesley Wyness said...

Lovely fresh feel good card. lesley.x

CraftyAnn said...

This card would brighten up anyones day, its stunning.

Victoria said...

What a lovely cheerful card and an unusual effect.

SusanneJ said...

lovely card Sue hope you had a cruise xxx

liz spooner said...

Beautiful spring colours in this one. Liz s.x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. So fresh and calm.So beautiful.Hope you had a great day.
Thanks 3362Jan.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely so fresh and zesty, a real taste of summer in a card.
Love the simplicity of the wreath and the CAS layout. Truly classy.
Regards Linda x

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Sue!!!

Seu cartão está maravilhoso!!!

Beijos e tenha uma semana abençoada e iluminada

sheila stokes said...

Hi Sue, a trly beautiful card, love the rose wreath and the soft colours. sheila,

Barbara said...

Lovely card, very spring like and cheery. Hope you have taken lots of photos of the cruise!!!

brenda said...

Pretty card with lovely colours xx

Helen O said...

Very lovely Sue, love the pretty colours and the layout, thank you for sharing Helen O xxx

Shari said...

Stunning! A very beautiful card!

Shari

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I love this one.
Sonia x

Vie Carter said...

Love this spring card

Vie
x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Love this card. Cheers up a miserable day.

Liz said...
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Liz said...

Hi Sue, what a great idea, like this very much.

ang said...

lovely bright card thanks for sharing angxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue. I love the colours.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Ria said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card ands lively use of colour.
I like everything about this card
Ria

Ladock girl said...

Such a pretty card in soft colours. Love Linda xxx

Gay, New Malden said...

This is such a pretty card, I loved it when I saw on C & C.

Love

Gay x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely bright & fresh card, this would brighten anyone's day take care vanessa xx

Joan said...

Hi Sue love this card I pinched your other idea of these flowers, looks like i will be doing the same for this. Hope your having a wicked time, hugs Joan xxxx

Marlou McAlees said...

adorable!! Sue :) thanks for sharing with us all another lovely creation xxx

Vanessa said...

beautiful suby card
Vanessa

Oksana said...

So pretty Sue! Lovely bow!x

Tina Cross said...

I love this card

Inagh said...

Hi Sue Love the clean fresh spring like card
Regards
Inaghx

Tina Cross said...

I love this card

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Light fresh spring colours on the roses and I like the wreath style on the card with you usual gorgeous bow. ;0)

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
As has already been said, this is a lovely fresh and pretty card. I love the ribbon - think I must have missed it if it's been on C&C. Will have to look out for it.
Sue x

bhavana said...

Another great, not like your usual style, but can be adapted in so many ways! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have recovered from the cruise!!

craftylisa said...

lovely pastel colours,hope you are enjoying yourself o the cruise.

hugs lisa x

Becci said...

lovely cheerful colours :) xxx

Evas Pyssel said...

A lovely summercard with beautiful colours. I like it !
Eva

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
A beautiful fresh card.Love the design and colours,Hope you have enjoyed the cruise.Take care hazelxx

Gemma said...

georgus card sue, loving everything you do

magpie said...

Hi Sue, I wasn't too keen on these dies but you have given them a life of their own with the springy pastel colours! I love the bow too, so nice with the twine added x love karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Yes I would agree with you on this one really do need a card to brighten things up non stop rain and all this week too. But as they say " April showers bring forth May flowers" lets hope we will see some brighter weather soon.
Love the rose and the subtle colours and the wreath design looks lovely. Love the way you do your bows. Hope the weather gets better have a great time. Hugs Rizwana xx

angiec said...

that could be done in different colors for christmas.its lovely,hope you are enjoying the cruise

CathyinMN said...

Pretty card. It's much more cheerful than a rainy day :)!

guffie said...

well the sun has finally broken through those dreary rain clouds andthe sun is shinning, obviously comeoutin celebration of your spring wreath card ... and so it should with all those lovely bright colours and now my dies have arrived i will be able to play along too
thanks gail

AnnR said...

Another stunning card Sue I love peach and grey together they are so classic.THanks

Wendy L said...

What a wonderful card. xxx

craftycarol said...

Morning Sue,
what a beautiful card...make me feel very spring like although its still chilly outside.
Carol x

Toni said...

Loving the colours here Sue. very bright and Spring looking, just the ticket on a wey miserable bank Holiday. Wasn't sure about these dies when I saw them but you can work wonders with everything. Very nice card.
Toni xx

nikkib said...

This is one of my fave sets from the shows and love what you have done with it x

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Very nice spring card, let's hope it makes the rain go away. Lol Ann

Anonymous said...

hi sue, this is an absolutely beautiful card .this is my 1st time leaving a comment ,but i am so inspired and watch you all the time on c and c and that i will definitely keep coming back for more inspiration.i absolutely love the cards you are truely very clever.love margaret

HiggiSue said...

Wow!! Lovely card. Such a spring like card. Fresh and cheery. Love it Sue xx

Emily H said...

I love the colors on this card! Cute wreath!

Su said...

Works for me - defo a cheery card!

Soop (Su) x

Buttons said...

Simple, Spring-like - wish the weather was!!:) Love it as ever, hugs Buttons x

janw said...

Wish the weather was as spring like as this beautiful card. Xx