Saturday, 2 June 2012

Clean And Simple

Good morning everyone!  This is certainly a change for me as this card is relatively flat!  I even managed to stop myself from adding a big bow!  Now that is self control, huh? LOL  I do try to make some samples that are a bit out of my comfort zone, but that may appeal to people that don't necessarily like my usual style.  While this card is a bit different for me, I do really like it nonetheless.  I think that the clean and simple style works so well for so many different occasions.  For this card, I started with one of my favourite embossibility folders, the So Trendy.  I embossed the white cardstock for the top half of the card.  I picked a pale blue background for my black Decorative Lace Border die from Heartfelt Creations.  I added a second mat of black and another blue to frame it.  I stamped my sentiment with a black archival ink pad and embossed it with clear powder in the lower corner of the card.  I pierced around the edge to finish it off.  Even if this isn't your favourite style, I do hope you will enjoy it for it's simplicity.
On another note, I finally have a show scheduled  on C & C when I return.  The working date is June 14th, the day after I return!  I have two shows that day (11am and 5pm, tentatively) and I will be premiering my newest sets of die releases from Spellbinders.  These dies will not be released in the States until the summer CHA in July so you will be getting to see them first!  I am very excited about them and will be showing a few sneak previews of them closer to the date.  All for now, Sue x

151 comments:

jucrook said...

I love the simplicity of this card. Looking forward to the sneaky peaks - it'll br good to see you back on TV as well. Ju

Jan.moogie said...

Not sure about this one Sue although I love that lace. Simple yes but give me a bow on anything anytime. x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue as you simple but I do miss your flamboyance with the bows. Your description says blue and white but you picture is more beige and black maybe that is why this card is not standing out for me. Bring back your creative skills and I look forward to seeing you n C&C soon.

Wilma

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,

I have had a bit of catching up to do after a few days away.
Liked the cards for the past week, thank you.
I love the idea of today`s card but it does need a "bow".
Have a good Day,

Patricia x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,

I have had a bit of catching up to do after a few days away.
Liked the cards for the past week, thank you.
I love the idea of today`s card but it does need a "bow".
Have a good Day,

Patricia x

auscrafts said...

shows up beige for me also ,but I like those colours together ,nice simple card ,and easier for posting than the ones with bows and flowers .looking forward to the sneaky peeks and having you back on C & C

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue This card is definitely different from your usual style but it's simplicity is lovely.There is a place for bows but not on every card sometimes you just need a card like this.
Do agree about the colours on my computer the card looks peach and greyish definitely not white as the main colour.

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Anonymous said...

Lovely simple card for occasions that required it, the colours are not showing up too well on my PC though. It will be nice to have you back on our screens, but try not to over do things this time.

Edwina

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I am a bit confused as you say you used blue and white card, yet this card comes across as a peach colour. And to be honest, its just not you. Great news that we will be seeing you in a couple of weeks. Linda x

Pam said...

I too think the card's simplicity is not our "Sue" style but nonetheless it can be enhanced any way you like. The colours do look more peachy than blue and white so maybe it would be more outstanding in those colours. It is a style that anyone can attempt. Cant wait to see your new dies preview on C & C. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

debs said...

Morning Sue I like this card its so simple but elegant it could be for both male or female for the female I put a bow some ware as I have to put bows on everything. Looking forward to seeing some sneaky peeks of the new dies. Take care Sue

Debs xx

nannapat said...

I do like clean and simple but I think I prefer your more flamboyant designs. Disappointed I won't see your next C&C show - we go on holiday that day - but I look forward to the next one. Pat x

juli (sweetpz) said...

Love it! what a neat card with the embossing!

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
The countdown has begun!
Enjoy the rest of your stay with your mum.x

Debby Berry said...

Sue
Interesting card today.

zerena said...

Morning Sue, sorry but I do not like this one, but I can understand that it would be good for someone that is new to crafting. This die is not really my style, but its nice to see how you have used it. All the best Zerena x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A truely simple card, at first I read your write up, expecting you to have explained that you had forgotten to add the bow, lol.
I must admit, I like it better when you are in your comfort zone, and the Sue stunner's are posted, bows, flowers, swirls and fantastic centre pieces, but thats me. So glad to read you are to be on CC with your new Spellbinder dies, I will definitely be getting them and I have not seen them yet, lol.
Have a great Jubilee weekend everyone.
Happy2craft

shampylou30 said...

lovely card sue different from your usual style but lovely all the same sue xxx

kimberley said...

Maybe the fact that the colours are not showing true on the photo is what makes this card a little dull for me.I usually love your cards Sue but this one seems just a little unfinished somehow-maybe because we are so used to your bows-who knows.
anyway love to hear that you are on your way back and have shows scheduled with your new dies. I will look forward to them tho i don't know if my bank manager will! don't do too much too soon it we be awful if you had a relapse.take care x

jacqui said...

It may be out of your comfort zone but its very elegant, lovely.Try useing a day light lamp when taking the pics,then mybe the colour may show true.

Wendy L said...

Very different style for you but still lovely. xxx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Well this is different for you, but I like it very much even though the colour is coming over as peachy.
There is a place for all designs.
Looking forward to seeing whats in store in a couple of weeks.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the elegance and simplicity of this card ...I think the Heartfelt Die is so intricate ..I thought you'd forgotten to add your bow at first, then I read your description of the card, the colours sound nicer than they appear on my screen Sue...never mind a lovely card all the same !
Love Marg

Clare said...

Lovely card, nice and simple. Looking forward to seeing you back on C&C in a couple of weeks.

Clare x

Razzamajazza said...

Hi sue, I totally agree that it isn't your usual style but not everyone likes your usual style and sometimes it's nice to see something different! I work in school and my friend checks this blog with me when I showed her it the other week she asked me why I look at it when all your cards are very similar! Thank you for doing something different I love the different styles and it has given me great ideas! Diversity keeps our minds sharp! Love jx

Joesgrandma said...

Ah!so this is the design for the new railing at Buckingham Palace to commerate the Diamond Jubilee! Seriously though, an elegant card Sue.!

Jane in Spain said...

I do like this card - even though I don't think that the photos do it justice. Will look forward to your sneaky peeks!

KellysKards said...

Hi Sue, Very simple but great for that person in your life that does'nt like a fuss. Look forward to seeing you on C&C.

Elizabeth said...

Ths is a beautiful card Sue, I like it very much. I wonder if my eyes are not awake yet but the card is more peachy than white. Either way it works for me. Looking forward to the sneaky peaks and seeing you on tv.
Have a lovely weekend.
Elizabeth x

Victoria said...

I have this husge die and it's great! This would make a great sympathy card, simple but effective. The embossing folder is lovely. I just wish Spellbinders would bring out A4 folders! Looking forward to seeing you back on the screen Sue. I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms!!

Val In Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue, This card is really lovely but a bow would make it perfect. I have this Heartfelt Creations die and its a joy to work with. So looking forward to seeing you on C+C but until then enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Maryann said...

Such a wonderful card here again Sue, and as you said, soooo useful for any thinkable occasion, which can be really good to have on hand some times, when we suddenly need an extra card. This is so beautiful and elegant, but I agree with the former entrant here, it would have been really good with a one of your gorgeous bows thoug, I muissed that a bit too.

Chris said...

Hi Sue, I like this card, but a shame the colours didn't come through. I'm sure it looks nicer in than on the PC. 14th is in my diary and can't wait for a preview of the new designs.
Love Chris X

Lucy said...

I love CAS, so this is right up my alley. The background colors look kind of orange sherbet-y and black on my screen, which I think would be a great color combo, too. I think it's lovely. I like to see designers mix it up a bit. We all tell ourselves to try something different; why should we expect any less from you? Keep what you're doing and go with YOUR flow. ;-)

Carolyn B said...

Nice and simple card....but where's the bow LOL! Looking forward to seeing you on C&C, and can't wait to see your new designs. I have just bought the lattice ones and love them.
Take care....Carolyn B

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
although this is not my style of card it is lovely - pleased to hear re your C&C slots and just before I go on holiday!!
Janet x

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the simplicity of this one. Can't wait to see the new dies.
Love and light.
Suz x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue.
I like the simplicity of this card.Really good for a quick card. I also think it would make a great "man's "card - in more masculine colours of course! Can't wait for the new dies.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
As others have said this card looks Peach and Grey.
I do like its simplicity not every card need lots of decoration, I could think of quite a few friends who would enjoy this card.
Have a good day Bren

Sandybee said...

A really pretty card Sue but for me it lacks a little "something"

Like a lot of the ladies I'm seeing the colour as peach and not white.

Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens

XXX Sandra

Linda said...

Loving the simplicity of your card Sue! I am loving the black and the embossing is fab. Have a fabulous weekend and I am looking forward to seeing your dies.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Yes I agreee this is a different card for you with no bow but I do like it. Must say the blue looks like beige on my computer. I will try this one as with the cost of postage these days, a few flat cards are called for I think. Love Jean x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue I think this card is lovely in it's simplicity. I love how versatile you are in your designs. Colours do look a little bit whacky. Looking forward to seeing you on TV again. Bx

Louise B said...

This is so simple and sophisticated. Different look, but works so well. Love it!

Janice K said...

A very different style but maybe a good idea for the men in our lives? Looking forward to seeing the new dies!

sued99 said...

Not sure about this one but do like the lace border very much.

joy said...

Hi Sue this card is diffirent for you.
Think i like it best when you are in your comfort zone . Cant wait to see you back on c n c.
Wonder what you got in store for us.
joyce.e

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I like the simplistic design of this card but I would like a bow to take some of the fussiness away from the lace, if that makes sense. Really looking forward to seeing both you and the new dies on C&C. Best wishes, Lesley x

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful card, love the embossing and the black lace.

~luanne

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue,
I can see that this card is useful for posting but l feel it looks a bit unfinished and is calling out for a bow or other embellishment. I like these dies and find them useful. So pleased you will be back on c & c soon. Look forward to seeing the new dies and what you have done with them. Lol Ann

Granny Ado said...

This appeals to me because it is so simple. Something to use as an emergency card - anything could be added to make it fit an occassion....or just left as it is. Nice.

mags said...

Hi Sue. Like the clean and simple idea but today's card is not really for me. Maybe it's because the colours are showing up as peach and beige and black instead of the colours you describe. But nice to see something different and there are folks this will appeal to.
Mags
x

Christine said...

Love the simplicity, but after your usual style of card it does seem to lack a focal point.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Definitely not in your comfort zone Sue, lol. To be honest, I'm not completely sure about it myself.

It's a good design that can be used for male or female and it shows off the embossing and the die cut card beautifully, but I do miss all your gorgeous embellishments.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

nattyboots said...

Errrm no i dont think its for me Sue , i love your big bows and dynamic cards best with a bit of bling. Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Like everyone else the colours haven't come through very well on my PC but I love the fact that you have tried something different and admit it's out of your comfort zone. I think it does us all good to do this ocassionally. Glad to hear you will be back with us soon but please don't go overdoing it and make yourself poorly again.
Best Wishes
Beverley W

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Well it's certainly different!
Not too sure about it although it would be perfect for a 'man' card.
Good to move out of ones comfort zone though.
Looking forward to seeing you on C n C later this month.
Regards,
Erica.

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Like a few of the other bloggers it looked more beige than white on my computer, but I still love the simplicity of it a good card for when you don't want a bow. Looking forward to the sneaky peaks and the shows on C & C. Glad to hear you seem a lot better

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. As a few people have already said the colours dont come across right on the pc. It looks like it is missing something for me so not my fave card of yours sorry. Looking forward to the shows and the new dies. Karen x

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. As a few people have already said the colours dont come across right on the pc. It looks like it is missing something for me so not my fave card of yours sorry. Looking forward to the shows and the new dies. Karen x

AnneRD said...

Sue, this card suits me fine. A lovely combination of textures and patterns. Looking forward to your return to our screens and seeing your new dies. Anne x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I do like the simple layout but the colours on the computer have come out more orange than white which takes something from the design. Would love to see it in the flesh

Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens and I had better save my craft allowance to buy your dies..xxxxx

boxermum said...

Lovely card but miss your fab bows

boxermum said...

Lovely card but miss your fab bows

Rosemarie from Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Unfortunaely the colours haven't come out true, so I think I would like the card more if I saw the white, blue and black image.
It's a little bit spartan for me, but I'm sure the basic design can be blinged up a bit...
Have a nice weekend

Ruthie said...

Get back into your comfort zone Sue, its not finished, it needs at least on bow.

Cdteach said...

With the rise in postage costs many of us are looking for ideas for flatter cards and this is a brilliant idea that will work with so many colour combinations.
I just need that die now LOL.

Jan

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue
technology can be a pain not showing true colours but I love the simplicity of the card and with less is moreapproach, it allows me to think how would I use these. its great to see you flamboyant cards to inspire us but now and again a less fussy card is a real must!
I can't thank you enough for your dedication to the blog and us crafters. you truly are the queen of die cutting!
Looking forward ti seeing you back on screen.
Here's to a happy jubilee weekend.
Hugs Sue H x

Lacelady said...

Simpler, yes, but pretty all the same (though I would have added a bow too). It looks like peach on my monitor, not white. Looking forward to the new dies and sneaky peeks, though I think it's tough to have to do two shows when jet lagged!

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Good Morning Sue,
What wonderful news. Not only are you returning to our screens so a giggle or two in store, but also the treat of your latest dies too. I have eagerly awaited their debut and have held off buying too much recently in hope that you would be launching them. Whey hey, here they come!! I bet you are getting quite excited again, aren't you?
Sorry to say todays card not for me.
I do hope you liked my rendition of the Cliff classic yesterday. With all the excitement of the year (especially this weeks celebration), your card had me singing aloud and if I had known todays announcement was coming I would have sung even louder, with more Congratulations!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to seeing you (on tv).
Big, big hugs Linda xx

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
great card, love the simplicity of this one. Your photo is looking more like chocolate brown and dark cream on my pc but great colours none the less.
Best wishes
Caz xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a change from the norm, but I like the clean lines! I normally put loads on my cards like you, but I know many people prefer "Uncluttered" cards, so will give this a try as I happen to have this die...:)..Enjoy your day..Will look up and set to record you on 4th June..:)..(Hope you don't suffer too much from jet lag!)..xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I am sure the card looks great but not on the screen. I think the lighting you use when taking the photo, changes the white to cream. So you lose the colour definition. This is a good base card and you can embellish if the occassion needs it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely simple card. Looking forward to seeing new dies.
Margaret L

Anthea said...

Beautifully simple, sometimes that's all you need. Hugs xx

Debbie Tinks said...

sue nice card

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card so classic suitable for so many occasions
Hugs Annx

Sarah said...

Very different look for you Sue - I love the simplicity!

Have a great weekend and look forward to seeing you back on C&C soon.

Sarah x

Kate's Cards said...

I just the simplicity of this. Very chic!!
xxx

Cornish Emma said...

This also looks like peach and chocolate to me, however i love this as im a less is more gal, but with the embossing and the lacy die give it interest. I think this would make a good sympathy card. Look forward to seeing you on C&C with your new dies, if their anything like your lattice dies then they will be well loved. Emma

Dawn Louise said...

I do like this card, it shows off the elegance of the die and the embossing, I ordered this folder last night as it my fave too. was lookin back over early blog posts it was nice to see your stamped cards coloured in x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue what a lovely card,I am sure would work in almost any colour conbination. It will be great to see you back on C & C I have really missed you but my credit card has enjoyed the rest! You tease telling us there is a new die coming knowing full well we will not be able to wait to see it! Enjoy the rest of your holiday you deserve it.
Margaret

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, agree colours are not doing the card justice but I do like it's simplicity. So pleased to hear you are returning to C&C and look forward to the sneaky peaks. Would have preferred to hear you say you were returning a few days before the shows so hope you don't overdue it, hugs Christine H x
Have a lovely jubilee weekend everyone.

Sue - said...

Gosh that really is different for you! Looking forward to seeing you on C&C again.

Planetsusie said...

I love this card Sue - not all of my friends would appreciate a fussy card with bows and bling so this is an ideal alternative. My favourite background die! I think the simplicity of the card is so suitable for the sentiment used. Lurvely!!!!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Looking forward to seeing you and hearing your giggle again. Take card not to do too much too soon though.

Jane said...

So glade your back soon, seems such a long time since we have seen you on our screens. The two elements you have used on the card today are so beautiful I love them, I love the card still think a little bow wouldn't look a miss lol. I love your style Sue don't have to change it its amazing.

Jane xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is not a Sue card but it is good to see different ideas. The colours look peach and black which is a great combo. Love the embossing, an ideal card for male of female and the flat design ideal for pasting.
Can't wait to see you and the preview, very exciting.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday with your Mum.
Happy Jubilee Weekend everyone.
Hugs June xx

Sonia Jones said...

Mmm not sure about this card. It lacks your usual pazazz. Sorry to be negative. Sonia x

guffie said...

lovely simple card its nice to see that you can do a simple card without all the flamboyancey and still have a simply stunning card xx gail
p.s great news that you will be back on our t.v soon

jennynurse said...

Hi Sue.....Yes quite a departure from your usual cards but I really like this card. It is simplistic but also so very striking. I love the pale blue background it draws your eye in to the complex die.
So so pleased to hear you are back with us...have really missed you.

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, really not sure about this one, do like something a bit more feminine. The colours look beige and black on my screen and not blue and white. Looking forward to seeing your new dies

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Nice and simple but my screen too is showing black and beige not blue and white.
Cant wait to see you on C&C and the new dies.
Take care
Hugs Rizwana xx

Heather said...

Hi Sue your card looks peach and black on my screen, I love the simplicity of today's card and because the Heartfelt die is so intricate you don't need to add a bow. Can't wait to see you and your new dies on C&C (although my Bank Manager won't) lol
Hugs x

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, when I first saw the picture I thought, hum, not sure. But when I read your info I realised it is because the colours look wrong on my screen. As it is in black,, blue and white I imagine the card looks amazing after all. I like clean and simple. A x

Shahab said...

Wow Simply Stunning Sue
I have this folder and Die, and am so excited to replicate this lovely card, I'm also so excited about the forthcoming new spellbinders and can't wait for your shows, I'll be setting my recorder to tape the shows, I'm pleased that June is bonus pay month at work where we get 1 Month pay as Bonus, So I'll be ready to place my orders for the new Spellbinders, can't wait for the previews, Have a great weekend
Big hug Shahab xx

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue, Gosh this would even fit in an envelope LOL but it is so strange not to see a bow to finish it off. x

martine said...

hi sue i love the card its so pure and simple its beautiful xxx
martine xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I really like the simplicity of this one. Much as I love your fabulous bows I think that one added to this would merely take the attention away from that lovely sentiment. As it is, the card conveys it's important message simply and directly - and would be suitable for many occasions and recipients, male or female. A very useful as well as stylish card.
Now I'm off to put a big red circle round the 14th on the calender. Whoopee! Whoopeeeeeeee!!
Sue x

Barbara said...

So missing your trademark Bow!!!It is a lovely card and I do like clean and simple but love your usual style more. Cant wait for your new releases!!!

baconbits said...

Afternoon all, not sure yes as you say it is simple, but i do love the elegance and flamboyant cards - especially the bows. But as you say sometimes you need simple.
Looking forward to the 14th June will either be at work or glued to the telly.
TFS
Hugds
Amandax

Phil D said...

Wow thats another super card - love it
Phil D

angiec said...

hmmm sorry but dont think i like this one it looks unfinished sorry

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Whilst I appreciate how simple this card is and the die cut is beautiful I don't like the card to me it looks unfinished.
Sorry Sue.
Carol x

Ardilla said...

I love to work simple too!
I think your work is very elegant :)

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

i think there seems 2 b summit missin sorry Sue this 1 doesnt do it 4 me

Missmizog said...

Unusual style for you Sue but i do like it.
Also, great to hear that you will be back kn C & C soon, missed your shows so much. Looking forward to seeing your new dies.
Sue

sue said...

Hi Sue, Nice simple card, I feel that maybe the peach could be toned down a little with another colour and I do like your bows. Still a very nice card.
Hugs Sue M xx

jane stillman said...

what a great card, can't wait to see your new designs and the sneaky peeks x

Ladock girl said...

I think the heartfelt creations die on this card is lovely Sue. You say you used white and blue card in this demo, well it must be my computer screen, because it looks a peach colour to me and the blue is more of a greyish green, other than that it is very simple and lovely. Love Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
yes it is certainly not your usual style lol, BUT I still love it. Can't wait (but I know I have to) for the new dies to make an appearance, also looking forward to seeing you back on Create & Craft (YOU have been missed).
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I love the card and the added bonus, fantastic for posting as it wont incur the extra charge. Looking forward to seeing your new dies, just hope there are some left when I get in from work.

hazel said...

hi Sue i do like this card but i dont too, missing your famous bows i think for me. C&C show in my diary can't wait t see what you will bring us xx hazel

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Hmmmm, not sure about this one. I think it is because I do love your usual style. I was always minimalist before I fell under your spell. More floppy bows and layering please.
Sonia x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
yes a bit flat for me too but simple and quick to do..
Looking forward to the sneak peaks
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, This is a lovely die and a very simple card for you, but sometimes you just have to do something that is not quite what you like yourself but may please other people - can't please all the folks all the time !! Looking forward to seeing the new dies, must warn the bank manager.

Love Rosemarie xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
dont hold yourself back girl lol. Let those creative juices flow hehe.Yes i would have put a bow on but u wouldn't know it was missing lol.Less is more in this case, great x. Lovely sentiment too. Can't wait to see new dies on the 14th, it is a date. Yo i have some money saved. Worked out right this time.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

connorsnan said...

Sometimes less is more Sue and I love this card x

May said...

I love this die.. very elegant card.. just needs a bow!! looking foward to the new dies.. Hugs May x x x

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
this card has a simple elegance.
I make cards in many different styles depending on who they are for and what I think they will like most, so while I love your trade mark bows etc. it's always good to try something different.
Joan B.

Barney Bear said...

MMMMMMM mmmmmmmm. The colours show up as black and peach and....I love it!! Definately different to your usual style but...hey ho..there ya go...it makes a nice change to see something a little different! It will be so good to see you back with us Sue.
Take Care...fromm Barney Bear x

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
This is definitely a little something different for you, but no less pretty than the others.

As others have previously commented, the colours are not as described but thsy are still lovely.

Look forward to catching a sneak peek at the new dies and to see you on C&C, but in the meantime enjoy the remainder of your vacation with your Mom!

Take care
Lara xxx

liz spooner said...

Yes clean and simple you are right, not everything always have to have bling, although bling is good. Liz S.x

hotpotato said...

Look forward to 14th and seeing those new dies.

Sue B said...

I'm sure you don't mind a bit of honesty Sue, think this card looks like its not been finished off, maybe just your trademark bow missing, I don't know but prefer your usual style although I agree its good to try something different. Looking forward to shows & seeing your new dies.
Sue B

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Yet another look to your stunning cards. Glad you'll be back on C&C before long.

Grimsby Chris

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful.

kimmie_35 said...

I really like the simplicity of this card... it's lovely and sentimental!
Hugs
Kim
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Its loveky but a bit too CAS for my taste.

Anonymous said...

Like you say Sue "clean and simple" and very beautiful.
God bless JanNxx

salem said...

like cas cards , fab, you,re back on tv yippee , happy jubilee , winters back typical bank holiday

Gemma Mackintosh said...

hey fab card sue, needs a bow i think x

jordiegirl said...

I thought I was looking at the wrong card Sue as the colours are not true to what you described. Neverthelless it is a simple card and ideal for posting with the postage costing so much these days. Must admit that the folder is definitely one of my favourites.

I think if I made this one I would be adding a topper to it.

sheila said...

This card allows the intricies of the die to show itself off. Sometimes less is more and I think some of us crafters over embelish sometimes

Marie-Louise said...

Very different - very simple and very nice.

Vick McClean said...

Well...Hmm....what to say? well, i like the cleaness of it BUT, i love your style so i will say nothing else LOL..except i love the Heartfelt Lace border die must get hold of that sometime, and.......YIPPEE you're back on C&C ooh i hope you do jetlag and live shows, or you'll be pooped, you're a martyr to craft darling, cant wait to see what you have for us, if they're yours, im buying!!! Hugs Vick xxx
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Maggie said...

A much better card for posting as the large ones are so expensive. It makes a nice change and I think the sentiment stands out more. However, I do love your creativity with all the layers so I look forward to what tomorrow will bring. Thank you so much. xx

CraftyJo said...

Very elegant Sue, could be dressed-up if necessary but lovely as it is.

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
Yes this is a clean and simple card but also a Elegant card.Really looking forward to your Shows on C&C and seeing your new Dies.That's my Birthday so will be spending lots- I have a Excuse to spend on that day and hubby cant say anything this time, LOL
Take care Hazelxx

Vie Carter said...

Not really for me this card, although I love the embossed background

needs a bow or flowers

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Classic card. I have just started to get into the clean and simple style & made my first card of this type yesterday. Looking forward to the sneaky peaks. With Love & Light Theresa.H

CathyinMN said...

I do like this card, but I would have never guessed you made it if it wasn't on your blog. I'm really looking forward to seeing the sneak peaks and your new dies.

Rufus said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one not seeing the colors that you describe! As for the lacey die cut, I'd have put it the other way...guess it's a good thing we don't all think alike!
R/

crafty lady said...

Hi Sue another lovely card but I do miss your bows. As you know I love this die and should be on everyone's list to get, so much detail and nice and deep. Off to work now, hugs Fiona xxxxx

Helen O said...

Nice clean simple card, I have to say im a big bow, stick pin, extravagant kind of girl though. Cant wait for the new dies, look forward to you shows, Helen O xxx

lindyloo12 said...

As you said Sue very clean and simple but that is good for those folk who prefer that sort of card, my sister-in-law would just love it as she does not like all the frills and bows and things, personally I like more bling and stuff but each to their own. Lovely to know that we will be getting to see your dies first, roll on the previews!

nikkib said...

Oh I will put that date in my diary, how exciting for you..... a different kind of card but one which I really like, great for a masculine card in different colours..... x

Dawn said...

A very pretty design, clean and simple and without a bow, not your usual style, nice to see a variety of styles, keeps everyone happy that way!
Great news about your launch, I am looking forward to your shows already. Have missed seeing you on the tv recently.
Hope you are feeling better now, Take care Dawn x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, can't believe you've managed to resist putting on a bow! LOL! I can honestly say although this is different to the normal cards that you do, the more I looked at this the more it grew on me. I know you said it's pale blue & white, it looks more like peach & grey. Nice all the same though! Look forward to seeing you on C&C & seeing a sneak preview of the dies before hand! xx Love Karen xx

Su said...

This is lovely Sue - may be simple but very, very stylish!!

Su (Soop)x

john said...

the simplicity of this card is great very useful
debbie xx