Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Polka Dots and Ovals

Hello blog friends!  Black and white with a pop of red, I love these colours together.  Against my background of black and white polka dots, I added three Floral Oval dies that I removed the area inside the piercing dots.  This is very easy to do with a pair of small sharp scissors as the piercing dots act as a perforation to cut along.  I placed two of them overlapping each other vertically and glued them to the background.  The third one I glued across the two horizontally, creating rings around my sentiment.  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with the smallest floral oval.  I inked it lightly with Black Soot distress ink (it looks a bit violet in the pic though, sorry).  I backed it with one of the Moroccan accent pieces cut in red card.   On either side of my focal element, I flanked it with the Moroccan borders cut in white and backed with a strip of black card.  I tied a double bow out of red frilly edged ribbon and topped it with a fancy sparkly button.  The two red crystal stick pins were a lovely gift from blog friend Linda Burrows, she made them (along with some other beautiful pins) and sent them to me, aren't they simply stunning! Thank you Linda!  To finish the card, I pierced the edges, but you knew that didn't you! LOL  Be sure to check in Wednesday morning as I am planning an early sneak peek for Thursday's shows.  All for now, Sue x

181 comments:

Pam said...

A very pretty card - love your use of dies and that bow is gorgeous

guffie said...

WOW yet again a beautiful card Sue and i'm first to comment as well, i love the contrasting colour in this card and i really think i am going to have to invest in those ovals as i haven't as yet they are really quite stunning xx gail

Lucy said...

It may be morning to you, Sue, but it's 10 p.m. on the US west coast. This card looks like it's blue and black in the picture, which I was happy to "see." It's still pretty in black and white. ;-)

The Moroccan border die is one of my faves that your use. The stick pins from Linda are, indeed, gorgeous. Nice bow, of course. That's what always meets my gaze first thing.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card hugs Ginny ♥

Celina Dee said...

WOW. May have your colours but seems to me the card looks black and teal. Cute, Cute, Cute!!!
Waterford

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, black, white with a touch of red my favourite combination, love it. I finally got round to purchasing some teal card because I was impressed by some of your cards so maybe my favourite will change. Look forward to your next shows on C&C and your card tomorrow.

Wilma

debs said...

Morning Sue, wow what a elegant card I love the colour with just a touch of red will have to have a go at this one. you give us such inspiration. Looking forward to thursdays shows are he getting a peep at whats coming.

Take Care

Debs xx

kimberley said...

bit too fussy for me sue but no-one can deny you are a very talented lady-looking forward to wednesday morning. take care x

Felicie said...

This card is so beautiful.
Felicie

lestim said...

Morning Sue,
I love the Monochrome effect with a splash of red,very elegant. I think these dies are very versatile, one of my dessert island dies. Best wishes, Lesley x

Missmizog said...

So elegant. Love this card.
Sue

BridgetCG said...

Lovely card Sue, Pins are fab and the colours of Black, white and red are one of my favourites. Bx

cebelica said...

Great card! I like for the red bow stands out. Hugs! xx

Karen said...

Love the monochrome, with just the tiny bit of colour. And I "accidently" bought these dies on Sunday, what a coincidence

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, love the card. Very stunning. Sally

auscrafts said...

like the design of the card Sue, not sure of the spotty background a bit to busy for me

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card loved the oval cut outs and Black ,white with a touch of red classic.
Janet

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Once again another stunning card, I just love the colour combination.
Looking forward to seeing what you have to offer tomorrow.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the ovals, good touch of Red
Looking forward to Thursday !
LoveMarg

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
well another lovely card. Love everything about it. Yet another die I don't have boo hoo. Still mustn't be greedy, maybe one day hey. LOL Another nasty wind, and wet day. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Alison k said...

A lovely card , looking forward to tomorrow :)

Sonia Jones said...

This is lovely i love these colours together. Brillian card. Soniax

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue! I so love monochrome cards and this one is a real 'wow' - gorgeous! Carole Z X

Laura O said...

Sue another fab card like the two tone with the touch of red very pretty.These floral ovals are great too they work so well when you cut the middle out .Thanks for another great card Laura O

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
WOW what a wonderful card - it would definately stand out from the rest on the mantlepiece.
Love the monochrome with the pop of red.
Looking forward to C&C
Have a safe journey home.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Chris said...

HI Sue,
Ooh La La, wow what striking colours together. Love this card.
Chris X

Anonymous said...

I think I've got most of the "ingredients" for this card thanks for the "recipe" it looks very tasty...Mabex

nattyboots said...

Yes i agree black and white is always a good combination and then to add a spot of red WOW , looking forward to a sneaky preview tomorrow Sue . Take Care Elaine H X

shampylou30 said...

another great card looks so pretty with the bow sue xxx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Yum, lovely card, really striking. Love everything about it.

Wendy L said...

Another gorgeous creation Sue. Great colours. xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful card. Love black and white the red bow and the pins from Linda really make this card stand out. Sue its another WOW!
Safe journey home. Looking forward to C&C Thursday.
Have a good day Bren.

Dawny T said...

Hi Sue
Yet another stunning card, I am fortunate enough to have these dies so I am going to make this one my next project. Love black and white and the finishing touches with the gorgeous red bow and pins. Looking forward to your blog tomorrow

Janice K said...

Stunning-and I'm delighted to say that a set of Floral Oval dies are on route to me as I type, can't wait!! Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration Sue. x

Redanne said...

Love the striking difference between the red, white and black, gorgeous and beautiful dies.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, really elegant. Looking forward to the sneak peek on Wednesday.

Clare x

Purpleali said...

Lovely card the little flash of red just brings it to life!

a said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today,you cant beat a few polka dots first thing in the morning :) Love the pins, need to source some beads to make my own as they are so much prettier than the standard ones that you can buy. Hugs xx

lindyloo12 said...

Morning Sue, I will definitely be logging in tomorrow to see your sneak peek. I thought todays card was stunning, and I love how you think to use the dies by cutting the middles out, i look at my dies with new eyes, thanks to you!

Ladock girl said...

This card is stunning Sue, and I love the stick pins. Can't wait to see you back on our screens again, my credit card is twitching already lol. Love Linda xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love the colours 2 gether so will my hubby as their man u colours so mite do summit similar 4 him 4 fathers day thx Sue u truly r an inspiration 2 us allb

nannapat said...

Another fabulous card Sue. Pat x

Carolyn B said...

Stunning card again Sue.

Carolyn B

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Love the colours and the formation of the card though for me the background is a little fussy.
Looking forward to Thursday.
Janaet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this one really pops off the page.

Joesgrandma said...

Monochrome Heaven! I love this card. Red bow and embellishments make it pop. Thanks Sue!

Debby Berry said...

Love this card. Maybe you can have Linda make the stick pins for you to sell.

martine said...

hi sue morning what a lovely card i love the moroccan die they are one of my favorites, my husband says you have got me addicted to spellbinders dies lol so i say a big thank you to you xxx
martine xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love the monochrome effect which is very striking and then the flourish of red takes the card into another dimension, GORGEOUS. Have spent a fortune lately on ribbon since seeing your gorgeous bows ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia Howarth xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty card today love the dots.
Hugs Sue M xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the black and white with the pop of red, very striking.
Love Linda's stick pins, lovely finishing touch. Eager to see the sneaky peak tomorrow, lol.
Have a good flight home, will be watching on Thursday.
Have a good day everyone
Happy2craft

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue
WOW WOW WOW what a beautiful card with the contrasting colours it really pops.Where do all those ideas keep coming from?Can't wait for the sneak peep tomorrow and the shows on Thursday!

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a beauty this card is, i will have to get the oval dies ,they are really lovely.look forward to seeing tomorrows card .
Marion

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card and I love how versatile the fancy ovals are, will have to invest in them.
Have a great day
Caz x

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Just lovely, combination of the splash of red sets the card off perfectly.
Have not got these dies yet on my wish list.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hotpotato said...

oo spots before your eyes, but rather pretty.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue,
A very bold and bright card for this miserable day. Perhaps a little too busy for me with the polka dot background and all the die cut shapes. Food for thought though as always.
love from Jackie D

jayne denver said...

Hi sue card a little busy for me but it's lovely all the same
Take care
Jayne

Sarah said...

Hi Sue
Love the white, black and red colour combination. A beautiful card as always.

Sarah x

Kate's Cards said...

The red really makes the card pop.

melanie said...

love this card and colours

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful elegant card.

nesscraftyqueen said...

Oh Sue, this is classy, I know someone in my circle of friends who would love to receive this and I have all the component you used to make this so guess what?! I have some time in had though, her irthday is later n the year so I'm saving this to favourite to look up closer to the time I need it. I have a few more you could design for me in advance hahaha!
Crafting hugs
Ness

AnnR said...

Beautiful and pretty card Sue, thanks.

KellysKards said...

This is a very pretty card Sue and I love the colour combo.

Maryann said...

A gorgeous card here as usual Sue, and I like the colorcombo as well. Great job again hun.

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Wow yet another stunning card love the black and white with the gorgeous red bow. Floral and Moroccan dies are definitely at the top of the wanted list.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Ooh Sue this is gorgeous!

I love it.

Sue xxx

Erica said...

Oooh another stunner! Just love black and white; so elegant.
Looking forward to tomorrow's sneak preview.
Hugs, Erica.

Cornish Emma said...

Another stunning card. Love the splash of red as it just breaks up the black and white.
Emma

deniseann said...

Hi Sue Another classy card,I must get the Moroccan, I love the border die. Black and white is so nice and just a hint of colour sets it off. Will have to tape you thursday( out for the day) have a good show.

sam thapa said...

Great card - I love the polka dots - I have the floral ovals so am going to give this a try! Cerise pink, black and white might look good too. xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Morning Sue,
Well I think everyone has said it today. Beautiful, stunning even without my pins. Bless you for mentioning them.
I love the flash of red here it really brings the base card to life, even though it would still be perfectly perfect without it (boy is that poor grammar or what....LOL!)
Like everyone else, I too am really looking forward to your shows on Thursday. Watch out purse, Sue Wilson is about...LOL!!
Have a safe journey dear friend.
Hugs Linda

PS... for anyone wanting some DECORATIVE PINS I have new ones I made as Candy on my blog at the moment.
creativeharmony.blogspot.co.uk

Victoria said...

Absolutely stunning colour combination!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Lovely colour combination. Should I warn the bank manager now or let him have a surprise on Thursday ?

Love Rosemarie xx

Sandybee said...

Once again a beautiful card. Looking forward to tomorrows sneak peak

xxx Sandra

Maggie said...

Such an elegant card. Black, white and red are a classic combination and I wish I had some of that ribbon. Must go hunting for something like that. Can't wait for the sneaky peep! xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Yet another beautiful card. I no longer buy from CC but I will be watching.

Evis.

Lacelady. said...

This one is soooo striking, and I love the idea of the three ovals layered together.

jan01253 said...

beautiful card, the Moroccan borders really set it off. Love the spotty background. Jan x

Helen O said...

I always love black and white, its so timeless, but I have to say the dash of red gives it a whole new personality. With the polka dots, lacey ovals and the bow etc it a very girly card, I love it thank you Helen O xxx

PS looking forward to the shows on Thursday xxx

angiec said...

oh wow love it.i got those dies at the weekend must have a play with them

Carol H said...

Another gorgeous card - love those stick pins from Linda.

Christine Harrop said...

This is beautiful. The black and white is great, and the red really does make it pop. Terrific

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Another card with my fav colours love it
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

May said...

Gorgeous... love ..black, white & red... Stunning together! Love the design.. Hugs May x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just love this colour combo, looking forward to seeing what you have for us to play with, happy crafting
Tina x x

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card and colors.
Love the layers :)

Planetsusie said...

I love the added red bow, die cut and pins to this creation Sue. It looks quite chic and definitely Parisian! Swap the black for blue and you could say chic and English!

I love the whole look of this card.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love the intricate Lacey look that the floral oval dies create. It is a very pretty card and with lots of black and white matting and layering it looks stunning!! I do love the way you make a splash of colour somewhere on your cards too!! Great bow and the stick pins are lovely. Linda you are very clever!! You used my beloved Moroccan dies too!! Cant wait for tomorrows sneak preview lots of love Tres x x x

Droxie said...

Great card Sue, love the colour combo
Andrea x

Christine said...

A spotty card, really spotty too. A lovely cheerful card.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I love black and white with just a splash of colour. These dies are so versatile.....love it.
Sonia x

salem said...

very striking

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, WOW this is stunning, the red makes it pop. the bow is gorgeous and love Linda's stick pins, they are fab.
Can't wait for tomorrow's sneak peek and Thusdays shows.
Have a safe journey home.
Hugs June xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card as always!! I must get the Moroccan dies and Flower ovals next I think, cos both sets are so versatile!..I love the colours as well and the Layout...:)...Enjoy your day...:)..xx

gwen70 said...

Just love this one Sue, really will have to get these dies, but will wait to see yours on Thursday

Maid of Kent said...

Another lovely card. Thank you Sue. Lol Ann

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue

Love how you have used the ovals, must try this and love the black and white with a hint of red! Can't wait for a preview tomorrow of what you will be brining us on Thursday. Love Jean x

joy said...

Hi Sue
just got in from work. lovely card
it right up my street.
joyce.e

hazel said...

OOO lovely card and pins Sue. really like the red ribbon on this too. xx hazel

Victoria said...

This is a stunning card Sue. I simply LOVE the floral ovals = they're so gorgeous.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
This is a very striking card.
Love and light.
Suz x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card. Another for my Inspiration wall. I love the colour scheme & the red hat pins. I was going to request that you brought them to air; but then read that Linda Burrows made them. What a talented lady! With Love & Light Theresa.H

Beverley said...

I always think black, white and red are a winning combination and this card proves it. Love the pins too xx

effies girl said...

lovely card can't wait to try this one for myself

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it! Classy!

Rose in Chester said...

WOW! love it, LOVE IT , LOVE IT

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, just beautiful.
Margaret L

Anonymous said...

A stunning card Sue, I don't think you are able to do a bad one. I also love the colours you have used so classic I think, I have these dies on my next to buy list which once you are back on C&C will no doubt grow lol. Looking forward to your shows. Hugs Liz C X

Craftychris said...

I love it and the red bow really pops! Looking forward to your shows xx

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, you certainly know how to bring colours together. Another exquisite card and love Linda's decorative pins. Looking forward to seeing tomorrows card and seeing you back on our screens on Thursday. Have a safe journey home, hugs Christine H x

EML Llanelli said...

Once again simply stunning Sue, just goes to show you don't need too much on a card to make it look stunning. I like the splash of Red, livens it up!!

Ita said...

A WOW card sue ,Black,white and res a very nice mis
Ita

lilygee said...

Another interesting way of getting value for money from the dies and they look great - nice stick pins Linda and lovely colours Sue (as usual).
lilygee xx

Su said...

Another Wow! Sue. Black and white never fails does it?

Su (Soop)

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue, it has a sophisticated look about it, something to do with black/white/polka dots and that lovely Red Bow! Baest wishes Carolyn H. x

Heather said...

Hi Sue love the card and looking forward to the sneaky peak lol. Have a safe journey back
Hugs x

Vie Carter said...

Smashing card Sue

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm singing out loud - this is fab.
Beverley W

Claveh said...

Wow, very sophisticated. Thank you Sue for the great ideas, how do you do it? xxx

Claveh said...

Wow, very sophisticated. Thank you Sue for the great ideas, how do you do it? xxx

Claveh said...

Wow, very sophisticated. Thank you Sue for the great ideas, how do you do it? xxx

Carol said...

hi sue

fab card love the colour combo as you say the red just makes it pop
I have got the border dies but still waiting for the floral ovals.cannot wait for tomorrows blog to see new dies.love the dotty card and the bow and pins altogether a stunning card.

Love carol xxx

Dawn said...

A lovely card, quite busy for me but I still like it. I love the pop of red and the stick pins are beautiful. Safe journey back. Looking forward to the sneak peek tomorrow and then your shows Dawn x

CraftyJo said...

Wow, very eye-catching!

nmty said...

hi Sue, love the card. I will definatley be looking tomorrow at the sneak peak. Already set my recorder for the shows as I will be at work on Thursday (boo hoo!, but it brings the pennys in for the crafting!) :-)

lv norma

jennifer berkhahn said...

I love the oval dies I am always interested in seeing your work your work is very creative.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love this card,and the colours you have used
they all work so well . I will look forward to tomorrows seek preview
Take Care
Theresa x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the oval dies. The stick pins are lovely.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,Just love black and white on
a card never thought of using the oval
dies this way will try it as it is
very affective. looking forward to tomorrow to see what you have up
your sleeve for us.
Nancyd xx

trish xxx said...

love it.

pinkcraft said...

great for jubilee

Shazza said...

so striking x

brenda said...

Black, White and a splash of red very elegant x

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card! One of my favorite color combinations! LOVE those red stick pins - what a sweet friend to give them to you :)

snapdragon25 said...

Hi Sue, Must say this one is beautiful and to make it better I have just ordered these floral oval dies. Now I cant wait on them coming. Love it. Hil xo

CathyinMN said...

Very nice card. The dies, stick pins and bow are very nice. I don't really care for the polka dots on this card, though. I think it makes it a bit busy.

sued99 said...

Lovely, lovely colours together.

Granny Ado said...

I love your cards. This is another pretty one.

lynda said...

WOW beautiful love it Lynda x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I love black & red together - one of my favourite combinations. Love the card too.
Hugs

Jane in Spain said...

Love the pop of red on this card, and once again such imaginative other uses with the dies! Making me look at my dies with a different eye. Thanks.

Ria said...

Hi Sue
Another lively card the colours are a winner.
Wishing you a safe journey, looking forward to seeing you on our screens.
Ria

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue. x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Wow - very stunning card and love the ovals - guess they have to go on the very long wish list lol.
Looking forward to the morning and the sneak peak.

steve.rawles said...

Such striking use of the red as a highlight - I adore it.

nikkib said...

Gorgeous, love the pins too... looking forward to your shows ..... x

jane gray said...

Hi sue

I just love black and white cards and adding another colour you add a bit of class.

Cant wait till tomorrows blog!

Take care
Jane:-)x

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour scheme here and the floral oval dies. Looking forward to Thursday!
Joan B.

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous Sue... nirhung more to say :-)

Dee said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. btw I managed to obtain some of the polka dot card that I e-mailed you about recently. Thanks for your help. Dee x

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
All I can say is Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

Many thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

Lara xxx

Jan said...

Dotty about spotty ! Great concept.

Linda said...

Fabulous Sue, this is one of my favourite colour combinations and the use of the dies is fab too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

john said...

great card with another of those stunning buttons
debbie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the layout of this card.

Grimsby Chris

Teresa said...

Lovely card as always Sue. didn't know you'd got shows coming up - must remember to record them and can't wait for the sneak peek. Love Teresa (Nottingham) xxx

Margaret said...

Great card I am lucky enough to have these dies they are super. Looking forward to seeing you on C & C
Margaret

Tracie Carmody said...

Lovely card and of course always like black and white with my fave red xx

sheila said...

Splash of red makes it a bit more daring or dare I say sexy

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue love the card very femine hugs chris x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card, and a sneak peak tomorrow to look forward too, WOW. Also only 2 more sleeps, cant wait

regards
lorraine
xxx

jordiegirl said...

Another lovely card Sue - love the colours.

I need to get my crafty brain into gear as I have been asked to make a 1st Wedding Anniversary card for a friend to give to her granddaughter - perhaps I need to check back through your designs and see if I can come up with something from those as I'd really like to do one using my Spellbinders dies.

Linda said...

Love this card, red and black, always stunning together, Linda x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, I think I have all the things I need to make this pretty card.
Looking forward to seeing the antique lace dies.
Hope you have a good journey,
Sue x

franzesjoi said...

sue, such a lovely card!!! im always amaze in your dies, soo jealous!!! LOL

Emily H said...

Oph! Super fun! Love the polka dots!

Pauline99 said...

Super card love all your cards really. Hope you have a safe and pleasant journey can't wait to see you sneak peek at 6am this morning yes I am going to be stalking it.lol

All the best Pauline

Moni said...

Another beautiful card, great dies. Hugs,Moni

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another beautiful card Sue.I love it;0)

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another beautiful card Sue.I love it;0)

Jane said...

Very spotty today nice card.

Jane xx

Alison k said...

Looking forward to the shows, lovely card :)

Elke said...

Wow stunning card. Absolutely love the polka dots.

Elke XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card black and white with a hint of red just gorgeous.
Hugs Rizwana xx

Cassieajh said...

This is such a different card I love it!

Buttons said...

Wow! Just don't move this around in front of your eyes for too long! Another amazing creation Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

magpie said...

This card is lovely Sue, really pretty. Black & white's always nice but the hint of red as well adds to it xx Love Karen xx

Clai01 said...

Sue you are so good at piercing, it's always so very straight, are there any special tips that you can please offer on this technique,i guess it's just practice makes perfect. I find it to be really quite tedious, although i love the effect, Thanks in advance.

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