Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Happiest Of Birthdays

 Hi guys!  I just couldn't stay away from my favourite aqua/teal tones for long, could I!  I picked a paper from October Afternoon as my background to start.  I cut the largest size of the Romantic Rectangles as a backdrop for my trio of Vintage Lace dies. I cut two of them out of milk card and cut the inside with a large scalloped circle to create a frame.  The third one, I covered my milk card with a sticky adhesive sheet prior to cutting it.  I taped both dies in place and ran it through the GC.  Then I peeled away the backing paper and dipped it in my clear micro beads giving it a lovely texture.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card and inked around the edges of it with Broken China distress ink. I mounted my sentiment behind the micro beaded Vintage Lace Motif and trimmed away any excess that showed.  I used a bit of mounting foam to layer all the frames up and attach them to my rectangle back piece.  I wrapped a piece of aqua silky crush ribbon around the left side of the card top to bottom.  I tied a double bow and added it with glue dots.  I didn't have any fancy buttons for this one but I did add a button to cover the knot and two stick pins, one pearl, one crystal this time.  I added a pearl swirl spray over my ribbon as I quite like the way that looks!  The finishing touch of some piercing around the edges, because I know you have never seen that before (ha ha) and she's a done!  You can definitely see the micro beads better in the close up below, but if you have used these before, you know how great they look.  If you haven't, what are you waiting for, you'll love them!  All for now, Sue x


182 comments:

Pam said...

What a stunning card this is - I love the teal colours and that bow is scrumptious. A total hit with me, Sue

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue what a bow, great colours, ok I know they are your favourites, all together makes a lovely card.

Wilma

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card just love the colours . No I haven't tried the micro beads yet. Must try and buy them and have a go. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jane said...

Yippy my dies have arrived, Today's card is lovely , I have so much trouble getting teal card you must be making it to popular Sue no shop seems to have any.

Jane xx

Ayelet said...

Wow! Love this card!
Love those colors, love the bow and love the trio of Vintage Lace dies.

Joesgrandma said...

Echoes of the court of Louis XIV! Very opluent Sue. Love it! Thanks Sue XX

Debby Berry said...

Another yummy card. You certainly are the creator of the beautiful cards.

Debby Berry said...

Another yummy card. You certainly are the creator of the beautiful cards.

baconbits said...

Morning, yippee teal and bows are back. A really stunning card. the micro beads give afrosty feel to the dies.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

baconbits said...

Morning, yippee teal and bows are back. A really stunning card. the micro beads give afrosty feel to the dies.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jan said...

Morning Sue, Lovely colour combinations and that is some bow. I think you need to do a master class just on bows mine tend to look bedraggled at best, thanks for the inspiration, happy crafting!

Felicie said...

Morning Sue.This is a wonderful card.I love the colour combination
and the bow.
Felicie

Hellma said...

Lovelyness all over, great color combo (this is a new one for you Sue) lol, Love it.

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous! Loving every element of this card!
The micro beads are pretty on your lacy die, I must get my finger out.. get the adhesive sheets and the beads out and start using them, you always show us inspirational cards...we (well 'I') just need to make time to do something about it!
Many thanks
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

guffie said...

Hi Sue
the card this mprning is absolutely beautiful, i had a go with the micro beads and your new die yesterday i must admit i used some double sided sticky paper that i bought some time ago i think it must be thicker than yours as it took me an hour to pick all the bits out ... so i think the lesson learnt is buy yours lol xx gail

jayne denver said...

Hi sue fab card love the teal colour
I have the micro beads got them in alley pally but not used them yet
Take care
Jayne

kimberley said...

another wow sue-not much else to say except thanks again,take care, x

nmty said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card, I just love it, the colour combo is fabulous.
lv norma

Sue Thoms said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love this card. I love the dies,the colour of the card.Everything. The dies are fantastic.You are a very talented lady Sue. Thank you once again. Love Sue x x x

Karen said...

Wow Sue you have surpassed yourself. Simply beautiful xx

zerena said...

I love this card everything ties in so beautifully. Zerena

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card. Micro beads are definitely on my crafty wish list, I loved how you used them on the snowflake dies.
Love and light.
Suz x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

This is a stunning card I love the background paper that you have used too. The colours are really rich and I love the way you have used the dies

Sue xx

Desiree said...

SueBow is back! What's not to love? Colours, background paper, dies, embellishments, composition - all great together...as usual!x

Maid of Kent said...

Another stunning card. Love it lol Ann

Sue Thoms said...

They sell the teal colour In crafters companion,but you will have to buy a pack of co'ordinations.

Laura O said...

Another stunning card Sue.Teal is great and your trade mark bow.Beautiful.Laura O

marg said...

Hello Sue
the dies compliment the backing papers beautifully Sue! I love the Teal and the Lace Dies are still a must have!
LoveMarg

lestim said...

Hi Sue, just stunning, I love the teal and cream combination. Again the design is superb. I just bought some teal card from "Paper Mill Direct" it has a nice thickness for cutting. Best wishes Lesley x

Clai01 said...

Micro beads are on my wish list and the card is stunning!

Nanna Tina said...

Hello Sue
My favourite colours, I do not have the micro beads yet but they are on my wish list.
Love Tina x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely stunning,love it,love it,love it, the colours are gorgeous. Loving the spray pearls on top of the silky crush ribbon, they look beautiful that way, the bow is to die for, looks fantastic in the teal. Didn't particularly like the 'normal' button, not like you at all Sue ha ha. Beautiful card. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous!! Stunning!! Sublime!!
There aren't enough superlatives in the english language to express how fabulous your cards are.
Waterford

Anonymous said...

Love this card - very elegant. And the micro beads put me in mind of Christmas - must start earlier this year! Have a crafty day, Sue x

Granny Ado said...

The paper is great with he dies. Great match. Another elegant card.

Shahab said...

Good Morning Sue,
How Delightfull to see a Birthday Card and this card is no exception, just love the colour choice, teal and cream have to be another one of my favourite colours, love the gourgous bow,as always another stunning card,
thank you for sharing.
Big hug Shahab xx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Yummy card in my favourite colours.. I tried the micro beads for the first time yesterday on a background paper and they're every bit as stunning as you said and really easy to use.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card even with a large bow which I'm not usually a fan of prefer smaller ones.
Love the paper colour and the general layout.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

auscrafts said...

great bow on this one ,and lovely colours

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a rainy morning in Burgundy - a beautiful card and of course your colours! I find you don't always have to have a very fancy button to cover the knot in the bow simple ones look just as good and even better when they have come out of Mum's or Gran's button box!!
Janet x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue Love the card and the colours-where does all your teal card come from?I have the micro beads but haven't tried them yet-must make time.

Maryann said...

Hi Sue, I too just love the teal blue color, and this card is absolutely gorgeous. You did a really great job here and the romantic dies are absolutely on top of my qiahliat too, it´s just gorgeous.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
cracking card smashing ribbon. Really begining to love these dies.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Julia Watts said...

Really elegant card. Love teal. Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This card is so pretty and I just love the colours and that bow is a real wow. I am so into Micro beads they are just brilliant on plain or patterned card they add depth. So your card for today gets top marks from me - LOVE IT !
Have a lovely day, Bren

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card in my daughters favourite colour! Really like the frosty look the micro beads give.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the card but as I've said before teal is just not my colour! I microbeaded some spiral flowers the other day - stunning and have been playing with my Sue Wilson dazzlers! Tilly my 5 year old has become Sue Wilsonesque too. Last night making cosmic shimmer dotty borders on a card and putting a dazzler on it! They start young she was pretending to be demonstrating on C&C!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this colour and this is gorgeous.

Victoria said...

This is you all over Sue! Love the colours and your dies are perfectly shown off here. The micro beads are great, and I'm having great fun using them. Thank you Sue.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and I agree the colours are great. xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Clare x

nattyboots said...

How exquisite , i would love this to pop through my door
Elaine H X

Christine Harrop said...

I am really starting to love teal! The trio of dies look really great.

Redanne said...

Wowzers Sue, these colours are amaZing, love the card and the dies but the colours are to die for!

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
You never cease to amaze me with your ideas this is such a beautiful card, I love the colour and style especially the bow, you know how much I love the micro beads I use them on everything and I prefer to use your adhesive sheets. When I ran out I used other ones I had but find they were too sticky to remove any beads that hadn't fired completely.
Hugs x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I Love, Love, Love it.
This ones sings to me.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Marion said...

once again another stunning card,how you keep doing it amaze's me.
Marion

Sandybee said...

Gorgeous card Sue, just love the colours
xx Sandra

hotpotato said...

love these colours and love this card

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super stunning gorgeous! My colours too and those micro beads are yummy I really do need to get some! Am loving the crushed bow too, I like things that look a little bit random, not so perfect. Bit like me really! Beautiful, Sue, that's what it is. Take care Zo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card. Loving the big bow. With Love & Light Theresa. H

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card.
Evis

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

My favourite teal on a lovely card, thank you.
If it helps I got my last pack of teal card from Limetree Crafts at a Sincerely Yours Show.

love from Jackie D

Linda said...

Hi Sue, this is so pretty, the colour is gorgeous and that Ribbon is heavenly!!! Linda x

Cdteach said...

I do love these colours Sue. Teal is a beautiful colour, and I also love it teamed with chocolate brown.

Cdteach said...

I do love these colours Sue. Teal is a beautiful colour, and I also love it teamed with chocolate brown.

Mac Mable said...

I just love it, the colour comination and the yummy bow. I am waiting for my micro beads to come so that I can try them out x

Anthea said...

Beautiful card this morning Sue, cant beat the teal and cream with a big bow :) hugs xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love all these dies and of course the colours are fab! Love the big bow too. love Jean x

Sue B said...

Hi Sue what a fabulous card, love everything about it. I agree about the micro beads, the only thing I'm not so sure about is, that I used them over white flowers on an all white card & I thought the flowers looked grey next to the white so only use them on coloured card now.
Sue B

Jane in Spain said...

Another beauty - really love the colours and bow!

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Another great card love the teal
it really looks elegant great bow too
I have lots of the crushed ribbon
but don,t seem to have the teal
must watch out for it.
Nancyd xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - a simply perfect 'Sue' card. Gorgeous everything! And beautiful teal, especially the backing papers. Kathy x

AnnR said...

I love these colours Sue, although teal card is difficult to get- its lovely.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, That is a statement bow, wish mine turned out like that. Love the colours, teal is a favourite of mine and would not be with out micro beads, they are scrummy.
Have had not internet for two days and could not wait to get back onto your blog. I amd going to look at Sunday and Monday now.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June xx

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the dies and fab colour combo. Hugs,moni

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colour of that ribbon bow.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Thank you for my 'Daily Blog" Sue
I always look forward to what I am about to receive and I'm truly grateful.Mabex

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love the teal and the big bow, just great.

Love Rosemarie xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Not my fav colours but they are growing on me and the card is lovely
Watched Sam's shows love her new stamps
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

sue said...

Hi Sue, you have done it again with this card, I love teal.
Hugs Sue M xx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue like the colours

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

WOW just love this card the colour just everything.

lynda said...

Just stunning Sue love this color's
Wow that teal bow just lovely.
Love Lynda xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Another beautiful and inspireing card. I love the colors and the composition :-)

Sarah said...

Stunning card Sue! I love the teal colours and the bow is amazing!

Sarah x

KellysKards said...

Lovely colours and what a beautiful card.

lindyloo12 said...

Another brilliant card, and as usual the colours are stunning.

Ruthie said...

Sue this is SUCH a pretty card, I love the ribbon and the colour combos are wonderful.

angiec said...

stunning i just love the layout and the colour wow its beautiful

Erica said...

Gorgeous card in my favourite colours.

Erica x

Joan Hill said...

Gorgeous Sue, teal has to be one of my favourites too, love it x

salem said...

fab color love the lace great card

Lacelady said...

Very pretty, and the bow co-ordinates so well with the paper. Not tried the micro beads yet, I'm still trying to get the hand of embossing powder! LOL.

Sandra F said...

It's stunning. Love the colours and everything about it.

Ladock girl said...

Fabulous card as always Sue, I love the ribbon you have used and the teal colour is stunning. Love Linda xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Beautiful card my favourite colours of all time lovin the micro beads stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really beautiful card with stunning colours and lovely ribbon.

Eileen x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Joy oh Joy!!! My favourite Teal. I was having withdrawal symptoms! It's just a beautiful creation. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

LOVE THE COLOUR COMBO micro beads are 1 of my fav things

Cornish Emma said...

Love it, great colours and layout. Just love that ribbon, it shimmers in the light.
Emma

Heather said...

Love this card Sue like everyone else the teal and cream are my favourite combination of colours so soft and elegant

Hugs Heather Rogers xx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue ...wow that colour combo is just stunning....and yes the micro beads are just wonderful to work with they work every time! not like before with all that messy glue.....you are a wonder and I am eagerly awaiting you sourcing that mounting foam for us!!!!! take care Margaret

Carol H said...

What a lovely card very opulent - love the colours and that bow - just got hubby to make me a bow maker so there's no stopping me now!!

Phil D said...

Another super card Sue - love it
Phil D

Rose in Chester said...

That colour combination works so well....... I shall have to have a go with the micro beads - you've convinced me.

Carol said...

hi sue
what a wonderful card.the teal colour is so rich may be that's why
you love them so much. also love the bow and pins swirls all together a fab card sue.

Love Carol xxx

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous and my favourite colour teal. WOW! Hugs Christine H xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. I love the Teal colour. It is just gorgeous!! Love the dies. I would never have thought of using scalloped dies for cutting out the middles of your vintage lace dies. What a great idea!! I think you could probably experiment with other die shapes too to create new and unique looking shapes and frames!! I don't have many papers but will definitely start to collect more!! Love that beautiful Teal ribbon too!! A really lovely card today. Love tres x x x

Meg said...

Brilliant colour scheme.
Personally I would prefer just the one lacey circle with sentiment.
Your ribbons are wonderful.

Vicky B said...

I love this card, favourite so far. The colours are just really clean with a hint of sparkle.

brenda said...

Another beautiful card Sue the colour scheme is gorgeous and I love your bows made with the crushed silk ribbon x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
STUNNING, and my favourite colour teal. Perfect.
Janet

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Loving this card yet again......having trouble finding good quality teal card though.....any chance of you adding it to your shows on create and craft. Have bought pick of the week last month and pick of the day last week....to add to my spellbinders stash. I am still having trouble piercing the edges of my card. My lines always come out squint even though I tape the rule in place....where am I going wrong? Help.

Kim x

Kim x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, BEAUTIFUL card, I only have one nit pick, not so keen on the button you chose, to me it needed something more elaberate. The bow/ribbon is stunning.Love your new dies, will be getting them very soon. Best wishes, Carolyn H x

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, It,s just amazing what you do, I have my beads on order so now I have seen this can't wait for them to come. Love the colours and the gorgeous bow

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love the bow on this card.Oh, and of course the card itself.Thank you.3362Jan.

vanessa said...

Absolutely lovely Sue, what a stunning card take care vanessa xx

Ruthie said...

I have already left a comment but needed to come and say again I love love love it Sue.

CathyinMN said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the colors and everything else about it.

Dawny T said...

The teal colours are fab on this card, must get some.
The micro beads are the best thing since slice bread. Since I got mine I seem to be micro beading everything in sight.

Christine said...

Lovely card again, you have won me over to teal!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue loving the October afternoons paper used and that ribbon looks good enough to eat xx hazel

Sue said...

absolutely stunning card Sue xxx

Carol said...

loving the colours Sue, it's fab!!
Carol

Sue - said...

I love this colour combo. Like Kim above any tips on the piercing round the edge - I always end up with the last corner being wonky!!

SueH said...

Hi Sue,

I love the rich shade of Teal that you’ve used for today’s card and the way you’ve used the die cuts to frame the sentiment making it the fain focal point on the card.

Simple beautiful.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Dee said...

beautiful!!!!!!xxx

Tonbridge Sue said...

Dear Sue,
What can I say? Your ideas and designs are just delectable! Note to self - 'get micro beads'.
Sue

Mhairi said...

what a lovely card - love the colours. bows are not my strong point and yours always look great. Perhaps you could post a few pointers for tying a double bow? xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card, love the ribbon and bow!
Joan B

Claveh said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the dies used, the colours and the bow is just fantastic. Thanks. xxx

liz spooner said...

This is absolutely adorable Sue, love those bows. Liz S.x

Carole Z said...

Wow Sue, what a stunner! Carole Z X

Chrisspi said...

I love the vintage lace dies - another I must add to my collection. Best wishes.... Chris

Evas Pyssel said...

I love the colours of this card and the bow is just wonderful . You made it again !!!
Love Eva

happy2craft said...

Good evening Sue,
What a lovely card again, the background paper is great and the big bow missing its dazzler!!!!
Missed commenting on the last two cards, but I would just agree, both are lovely as per!!
Best Wishes to you Sue
Happy2craft

lainey said...

love the teal Sue!! lainey x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Gosh, this is so beautiful.
I love it
Margaret L

Barbara said...

Love it Sue, the micro beads really adds dimension and makes it stand out!!

Tracie Carmody said...

even though green is my least favourite colour I love this card and the colour! gorgeous xx

jordiegirl said...

Yes, definitely your favourite colours on this one Sue - very nice card.

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely overthetop gorgeous Sue! This has got to be one of my favorites!

nannapat said...

This is so levely Sue. I really must buy some micro beads and learn how to tie gorgeous bows! Pat x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card,the colours are just perfect, and as always very easy to follow instructions.
Take care
Margaret

May said...

Love the colours... fabulous design Love it!!! hugs May x x x

Astipink said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours on this card too. The ribbon is the most gorgeous shade. I love reading your blog every day it always cheers me.

Thanks
Amanda

Linda said...

WOW I love this and the way you have used the dies and loving the effect the beads give to the frame over the sentiment. Beautiful colours and nobody does a bow better than yours they are literally stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Leah Ann Gast said...

Wow! Elegant, gorgeous card. Love the teal, so pretty! Hugs! Leah Ann

nikkib said...

So elegant... love how you have made the frames look longer..... x

melanie said...

What a stunning card just love must get these dies when i have the money XX

scrappyjen said...

Great colours and fantastic layers. Love the hat pins and the bow. jenx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the colors. TFS.

Vick said...

Oh WOW Teal, i love it, i love it when you post teal cards, they really look great, elegant and expensive looking, and its one of my favourite colours, lol, so great, all round, thanks so much, as usual, for sharing your inspiration with us, Hugs Vick xx
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sheila said...

If someone had shown me a groupt of cards including this one I would have picked this one as a Sue Wilson card.

sheila said...

If someone had shown me a groupt of cards including this one I would have picked this one as a Sue Wilson card.

Christine said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I do love those colours together, they work so well. I love your bow just wish I could get mine like yours.
Hugs
Christine xx

HiggiSue said...

Colour scheme is gorgeous. great card Sue

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I love these colours as well This is a gorgeous card Sue X ;0)

jennywren1947 said...

so love this card sue its fab
hugs chrisx

Sue Parish said...

Beautiful, Sue, it's absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to try it. Only thing is, my Christmas dies have arrived now, so which am I going to make first?!
Sue

Dawn Louise said...

Wo it's gorgeous and lush x classic sue card

Marie said...

Love the microbe ads!

Hugs,
Marie F

Marie said...

Love the microbe ads!

Hugs,
Marie F

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CARD.SUZYD X

Jan.moogie said...

Aqua/teal what a great combination and what a great card Sue. love it.x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
Love everthing about this card. The colour is fab and it's funny but I made a card for my blog today in the same colour. I just love Teal.
Hug Linda x

Vie Carter said...

Simply elegant

no more to be said

Vie
x

Planetsusie said...

This is beautiful Sue - lovely colours and design.

Soooo pretty.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

PS Recently been through my Nan's button tin - had some lovely finds!

Findtime2craft said...

Stunning cards beautiful design
Hugs.....wendy

magpie said...

Hi Sue, wonderful card! So glad you have sneaked in the favourite of teal/white/cream again. Love these colours too. The paper is gorgeous. The rectangle die is very classy, as is that lovely ribbon! It sets it off beautifully. A stunning card, a definite whoo hoo! xx Love Karen xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning - I love the colours, I have never tried those colours together - I might just have to give it a go. Luv Sam xxx

Shazza said...

wow, this is stunning, my fave colour x

Buttons said...

Loving that ribbon Sue! Hugs, Buttons x

john said...

this is beautiful and i absolutly love the bow
debbie pugh xx

Cassieajh said...

I love this card, if you looked in my wardrobe you would see the majority colour is Teal, so my craft room is no different.xx

Su said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Note to self - must get some microbeads!

Soop (Su)X

Anonymous said...

Love the colours my favourite, the bow is stunning as always.
Hugs Rizwana

Helen O said...

Omg there is so much about this one that I love, the bow and the background and of course your gorgeous new dies thank you Helen O xxx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I also love teal/aqua...very fresh...Waiting to get some micro beads....they sell out sooo fast!
Take care now. Deborah.H :)

Maggie said...

Love the card but the bow is outstanding x
Maggie