Sunday, 3 June 2012

Shabby Chic Grand Dahlia Set

Happy Sunday!  A shabby chic creation for today's post which uses the Grand Dahlia die set.  I cut two frames using the two smallest sized dies in this set, one pink, one brown.  I added some mounting foam to the pink one for dimension and offset the two of them over an aperture that I cut out of my background paper.  I used the Design Element stamp set to add some feathers on to the background in Victorian Velvet distress ink for interest.  I used the decorative frame from that set to stamp with Victorian velvet on to milk coloured card.  I stamped my sentiment in the centre.  I mounted this piece behind my aperture opening.  Using the aster flower topper die set, I cut six of them smallest size in milk card.  I inked the edges with Vic. velvet, spritzed them with water and scrunched them up.  I put a brad through the middle of each of them and scrunched a bit more to form this flower.  To finish the shabby chic look, I added some crochet ribbon and tea dyed vintage ribbon as a backing for my flower.  I added some stick pins and a few swirly pearlies in the opposite corner, pierced the edges to complete the card.

Now for the weekly sunday Comment Game drawing.  This weeks winners are:
Becci!!!
sued99!!!
3362Jan!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prizes.  All for now, Sue x

165 comments:

Jan.moogie said...

wow wow wow love that flower and those colours and the whole card. This is gorgeous Sue.x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue this card has confirmed that I need this die. Shabby chic is just mt style. Look forward to your next shows but please take it easy don't want you overworking.

Wilma

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
This is more like it..........a Bow and Flowers, I love it.

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Very vintage, love it! Mabex

Create With Joy said...

This is just GORGEOUS! I would love for you to share your creations with us at my weekly Inspire Me Monday creative party!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

franzesjoi said...

i love the card!!! wow love the soft colours.. :) i like your dies, sue!! beautiful card!! :)

Pam said...

This card is just superb. I love the whole theme, colours, the dahlia die is gorgeous and that flower and bow is to die for. This is Sue Wilson at her best.

Sonia Jones said...

This card is brilliant i love it. The colours, the flower,everything about it is simply gorgeous. Soniax

Celina Dee said...

OMG I love this Sue!!! So cute and so simple. Already have an idea in my head as a variation of this.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugs and Kisses
Waterford

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card when I first saw the dahlia die I didn't like it but that was until it had been 'Sue'd, now it is on my 'I need' list lol
Hugs x

KellysKards said...

Wow I really like this one the background is fab and the flower is lovely.

Becci said...

Another beautiful card :) xxx

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card when I first saw the dahlia die I didn't like it but that was until it had been 'Sue'd, now it is on my 'I need' list lol
Hugs x

jucrook said...

Love, love love this card. I love the colours, love the use of the dies and love the papers you have used. Ju

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, happy Sunday to everyone and congratulations to the winners.
Oh wow this is stunning and that flower is top notch :). A gorgeous Sue Wilson creation :). My list continues to grow. Hugs Christine H x

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I love this card it has all the elements that make it for me. Colour, lace, bow and a flower, what more could a girl want. Best wishes, Lesley x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. What a pretty card. everything I like. Love the sentiment, the lovely flower and the bow. Great colours as well.

shampylou30 said...

stunning card today sue love the vintage shabby look sue xxxx

Granny Ado said...

Love the flower idea. I seem to have a passion for all sorts of paper flowers so this card is a winner for me.

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card love the way you have made the flower. Not usually a lover of shabby but this is beautiful.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good holiday weekend everybody.
Lydia
X

auscrafts said...

love that flower

guffie said...

i have been struggling with this diei have used it for backgrounds more so in my scrapbooking pages tho, but now i have some lovely ideas running around in my head for card think i will have to go and sketch some down before i forget ..... lovely card ... thanks Sue xx gail
p.s congrats to the winners

Joesgrandma said...

I love this card today Sue. Right up my street. Happy Sunday to you and congratulations to the Candy Winners. Enjoy your stuff. Mine was so great. XXX

corinne said...

O Sue its just stunning would love to spend a day in your head and get some of your wonderfull ideas love love love it Hugs Corinnex

Janice K said...

A very pretty card, with a change of wording I can see the possibilities of a wedding card too. Thanks Sue and well done to the blog winners!

Carolyn B said...

What a pretty card, it's not too fussy either. Well done.

Carolyn B

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Now that is a card !
Absolutely beautiful, I love the whole image, and the colours .
LoveMarg

Felicie said...

This card is just gorgeous Sue.
Ilove it.
Felicie

nmty said...

hi sue, very pretty card today, I loved the frames, the flower and the colours you used. really effective.
thanks
lv norma

Clare said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours and flowers.

Clare x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue, raining here, but its sunny on the blog, a beautiful card today, a 'Sue Stunner', love the flower, bow, the subtle colours, just lovely.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good day everyone.
Happy2craft

Julia Watts said...

Love this card especially that flower - gorgeous! Hugs, Julia xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
lovely colours on today's card - the flower and bow are very impressive
Janet x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely colours, and the bow is back. Love it. Bx

Jane in Spain said...

Pretty!

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,really pretty and like the background too.i dont no how you keep coming up with the differant ideas.
marion

rachel said...

Gorgeous colours - I'm loving the background especially - love and hugs Rachel xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I really need this die, it really is so useful, I don't know why I didn't get it at the time, think it had sold out. The weather has broken here in the UK for the Bank Holiday weekend!! Looking forward to your return.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anthea said...

lovely girly card Sue. Love the colours and style. Hugs xx

Christine Harrop said...

Simply wonderful card - but there's nothing simple about that flower. It's fabulous!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Beverley said...

Love the colours that you have worked with and love the flower embellishment. Thanks for sharing it with us x

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card, the flower is beautiful, thank you so much for all the inspiration you give us. Lol Ann

Victoria said...

WOW a beautiful card Sue. Love the flower and the shabby chic look. Really love this.

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Simply Beautiful, I love the backgound paper. Happy Sunday,
Love Chris X

Linda said...

Sue, this is STUNNING, I love it, Linda xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

These dies make super frames and I just love the whole shabby chic look to this card

love from Jackie D

nattyboots said...

Ahhh what a beauty Sue i just love it all , the bow the colours and the bling . well done to the winners .Elaine H X

Sandybee said...

I wasnt at all sure that I would ever want this die set but I've changed my mind. Lovely card Sue xxx

baconbits said...

Morning, this is more like it wonderful flowers and a super ribbon.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue!
What a fabulous card! I love the shabby chic style,the lovely soft colours, the background you have created and in fact everything about this card.
I must say I think this is one of my favourites!
I don't have the dahlia die but ,guess what, it is now top of my list. Thanks for all your inspiration,Sue.
Lesley, West Sussex.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, love this, gorgeous colours and fab flower.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow I really love this one the colours are super and the sentiment too.
Looking forward to your return at C & C but please do take things easy don't over work take care of yourself.
Margaret

Astrid Maclean said...

Shabby Chic is my absolute favourite style, so I obviously love this card, it is GORGEOUS!!!

Helen O said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous card, I love shabby chic themed items. Love the background and the bow, tfs Helen O xxx

PS congratulations winners xxx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

What a lovely card just love the background paper and the colours. I can see a dahlia die set being added to the evergrowing wish list.
Looking forward to your next shows but like Wilma said please take it easy we don't want you to be unwell again.

Tres said...

Hi Sue.What a wonderful card!! I love the shabby chic look you have created. I love the shabby chic looking flower and could not believe it when you described it as being the Aster flower dies!! I also love the colours too. A beautiful all round card for many occasions. Lots of love Tres x x x

lindyloo12 said...

What a lovely card, shabby chic is not always a favourite of mine but this one is just beautiful!

sue said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, the shabby chic style is great. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C.
Lv Sue M xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, the shabby chic style is great. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C.
Lv Sue M xx

Wendy L said...

Love the design and the flower corsage is brilliant. xxx

Erica said...

Good Sunday morning Sue,

Well, a Sue classic and what a.stunner. It's everything I love about your cards Sue.

Looking forward to seeing you on C n C soon.

Regards, Erica.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Fabulous card Sue

I have the smaller dahlia dies so I could do a minature version lol

xxx

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love the flower, I must admit I've not tried the shabby chic look as I've been afraid that mine will just end up lookng shabby and not remotely chic.
Love and light.
Suz x

evis said...

Hi Sue.

I just love the card. Will definitely give it a go.

Evis.

Anonymous said...

HI Sue
WOW right up my street again love it all.
A tip for others if they don't know and you don't mind Sue.
The flower you made i make loads up in diff styles and colours in advance and put them in an A4 plastic container so there ready or pic one out and work my card round the flower
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunner.
Beverley W

Phil D said...

wowee thats a super card Sue - love it
Phil D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this one. Stunning. Hugs Carol S.xx

Lacelady said...

Somehow this one has a more gentile feel to it. Lovely

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This is a beautiful card. I really love it.

Laura O said...

Sue this is beautiful love the colours its so delicate looking.Laura o

Laura O said...

Sue this is beautiful love the colours its so delicate looking.Laura o

mell said...

Totally agree with Debbie its deformed beautiful xxx

angiec said...

i like that one a really pretty card love the colors

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card. The background paper is gorgeous and although I have scrunched other flowers in the past, I wouldn't have thought of doing it with the asters, it looks great.

Congratulations to the winners.

Frances

hazel said...

Lovely Card Sue love the colours and design of it. Really like the flower in the corner too xx hazel

Ayelet said...

This card is AMAZING!!!
I love shabby chic, it's so romantic.
And the grand dahlia set is beautiful.

Tez said...

Morning Sue as usual you have made a card that is gorgeous, everry time I see one of your creations I have to get my grand calibur working trying to make something as beautiful, I would love to be a fly on the wall and be able to watch all the creations you make,your craft room must be lovely and filled with all the spell binders ever made. Tez xxx

Maggie said...

This just has to be my favourite card this week. Oh my gosh! Lovely colour, can use the dies I spent a fortune on last month and a different use for the flower topper die. Thank you sooooo much! xx

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue everything about this is gorgeous love love love the flower especially.

martine said...

hi sue omg what a stunning card i love the flower it beautiful xxx
martine xxx

Shazza said...

absolutely beautiful x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A gorgeous card, well done.
Sonia x

Missmizog said...

This dahlia die is really lovely. I would recommend it to everyone.
Sue

jayne denver said...

hi sue love this card and so would my mum its her birthday august and i will make this for her thanks
jayne

hotpotato said...

Love this card so elegant.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a cracker. It has a Victorian feel to it. Love the text then stamped over. (Cant be much left of the old dictionary lol)Then stamp repeated in the middle. Grand card by grand lady.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillngworth@hotmail.com

Sam said...

Love the flower. Great card Sam

Kate's Cards said...

Once again I love it!!

debs said...

Morning Sue this card is sort of card its stunning and I love the colours. Love the flowers.
Take Care Sue

Debs xx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, colours bow and flowers, it's just a wow

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Goregeous, love shabby chic. The flowers and bow are stunning. Sooo glad that I got the Grand Dahlia dies, they are so vesatile.
Congrats to the winners.
Hugs June xx

Joan Hill said...

This is a delightful card, love the softness of it and that flower, off now to have a go at making a flower like that, wish me luck xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Lovely, and a new way of using my aster flower dies thank you. Love the colours on this card. Emma

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD LOVE THE COLOURS

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
This is a beautiful card, I love the shabby chic look. The colours and the flowers are great!
Joan B.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
This is a beautiful card, I love the shabby chic look. The colours and the flowers are great!
Joan B.

Jane said...

Beautiful Love the card

Jane xx

Vick McClean said...

Loved this card, its so my style, and the flower is so simple in idea, but so genius as well, love it Sue xxx Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannel vixcrafts

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a georgeous card love the colours and flower really makes an instant impact WOW.
Have a good day, Bren

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
This is a very pretty card, love all of it!

have a great day!
Lara xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love it

Vie Carter said...

Just love love this card


Just my style

Vie
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
had family staying for the long weekend. Not had a chance to visit your blog till now. Wonderful card today.
I've just finished a Baby Shower card for a friend. I used the labels 24 all stacked up to make them look a little like grand labels. Put a picture of a toy giraffe and some daisies on top. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maryann said...

Again such a wonderful card here Sue. And lovely colors as well.
Congratulations to all the winners here too.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just soooooo beautiful, thank you for all the great ideas and inspiration.
Tina

Gay New Malden said...

Lovely card Sue. Have not been able to comment for a couple of days as comment button was not available to me, back today though.
Lots of love Sue
Gay x

mags said...

This is just lovely, my style of card. Really love the flower you have made. Will definitely have a go at that.
Mags
x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card and fab details. Hugs,moni

nannapat said...

Glad to see your gorgeous bow is back! Lovely card Sue, the colours are fab. pat x

salem said...

fab colors fab card love all, wish the weather matched lolo

Planetsusie said...

This is really pretty Sue. I love the print background overstampoed with the feathery swirl. Also love the colours and the flower. I haven't tried the small aster flower yet but it looks beautiful, especially with the ribbon. Great Card.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card as usual.
Margaret L

Karen said...

Beautiful card, love it

Lorraine said...

wow this is gorgeous sue love it xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Just love this card just my style
and colours. Have a great weekend.
Nancyd x

nikkib said...

Love this kind of card, probably my fave sort... and it uses the aster dies which are one of my all time faves too..... hope you';re having a great weekend, the long jubilee one for us here in the UK, lots of celebrations..... x

CraftyJo said...

Wow, love all the details in this Sue, really gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sue this card is amazing! It's gone straight on my inspiration wall & has become my new favourite 'Sue' card ever. Love it. Congrats to the winners. With Love & Light Theresa. H

jordiegirl said...

This is more your type of card Sue.

Although a fairly simple one it's still beautiful.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Sue! This card is so much more of what we expect from you. I love the shabby chic look, the colours are lovely and the embellishments are stunning!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sue said...

I love this card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, the flower is O.O.T.W.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Jill Liddle said...

Another lovely card.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the shabby chic style and the flower is gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations to the winners! I love this die and was lucky enough to get this. I love your card and the pink and brown is fabulous together. Loving the sentiment and the flower!

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Dawn said...

A beautiful card, I love what you have done with the dahlia dies.
Thank you for the inspiration
Dawn x

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, love the shabby chic look, and the colours are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing Liz S.x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
The use of colour and texture make this card
The dies work so well and am looking forward to trying it
Take Care
Theresa x

May said...

I want this die.... NO I need this die.. just Gorgeous very vintage.. love it!! Hugs May x x x

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card Sue. its a nice set and I love the shabby chic.

Claveh said...

This is lovely again Sue, I love the vintage style to it. Thank you. xxx

Ladock girl said...

I love this card Sue, beautiful colours. Congratulations to the winners of the comment game. Love Linda xxx

Christine said...

A lovely, delicate, gentle card.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Dawn Louise said...

Stunning, captures the shabby chic feel perfectly. love it and my favourite colour too. congratulations to all the winners too. enjoy your prizes x

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and I love the colours. So pleased that I actually have both of these dies so will have to give this one a go.
Best wishes
Caz xxx

sued99 said...

A gorgeous card and a prize on its way. Happy sunday.

Ria said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a beautiful card everything about it is so lovely.
This has to be one of my favourites.
Ria

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the feather stamp and the flower is wonderful.
Nikki x

Lucy said...

Love your flower and, of course, the bow. An all-around gorgeous card. The pearls were just what that upper corner needed.

Debbie said...

WOW - This is just stunning, I love everything about this card and the colour combination is perfect.
Debbie x

CathyinMN said...

Lovely card! I really like the flower you made with the aster die and the ribbons you used to make the bows.

Sue Parish said...

Such a pretty card Sue - I love everything about it.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue x

sucor said...

This is just gorgeous Sue! I love the flower and the soft colours and background and ... all of it!

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous! Love the victorian velvet distress ink & the feather stamp. The flower, lace & bow, lovely jubbly! xx Love Karen xx Congratulations to all the winners!!! x

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this card.

Amanda Negri said...

Just love your cards!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love everything about this card, stunning. Edwina

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card.

AnneRD said...

Really love the shabby chic. Gorgeous flower and ribbon. Anne x

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful :) xxx

Craftychris said...

Simply Stunning! the shabby chic look is perfect for this die and the flower is fabulous xx

jane gray said...

Just love this card, will need to have a go. I have already made one of the flowers a few wks ago and it just adds the finishing touch to any shabby chic card

Take care
Jane:-)x

jane gray said...

Just love this card, will need to have a go. I have already made one of the flowers a few wks ago and it just adds the finishing touch to any shabby chic card

Take care
Jane:-)x

Meg said...

This is so pretty and I love the verse and the flower.

john said...

love the shabby chic of this card the flower is fab
debbie xx

lynda said...

WOW WOW THAT'S SOME FLOWER SUE IT'S GORGEOUS
LOVE THE COLOR'S IN THIS CARD IS STUNNING. I THINK I NEED THIS DIE NOW
LYNDA X

michele said...

really like this card

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,VERY SHABBY CHIC.SUZYD X

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Absolutely loving the flower Sue and the rest of the card too :0)

Cassieajh said...

Oh Sue

This is something else it is so beautiful I love it. A x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
What an outstanding card and the sentiment is perfect and how I feel about our friendship.
Hugs Linda x

Maggie said...

Such a pretty card, I love it
Maggie x

Calbert said...

Morning Sue as usual you have made a card that is gorgeous, everry time I see one of your creations I have to get my grand calibur working trying to make something as beautiful, I would love to be a fly on the wall and be able to watch all the creations you make,your craft room must be lovely and filled with all the spell binders ever made. Tez xxx