Sunday, 17 June 2012

Simply Wonderful

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone had a nice long lie in this morning!  I had an email asking to see this card on the blog so voila!  I have to admit that this was really a quick card that I made one night while I was in Florida and my daughter was there visiting me for my birthday.  She said she had some school work that she had to get done while she was there and did I mind if she took an hour to finish it up.  I told her that it gave me just enough time to put together another card for my shows so off I started on this one.  Turns out it didn't take me an hour at all (but you just never know, do you!).  I started with a piece of Graphic 45 paper that was 6" x 7 1/2" in size.  I covered the top half with a sticky adhesive sheet and then peeled the backing paper off and added clear micro beads. I just love these micro beads, but they are a bit difficult to get a good picture of.  I have a closer view below for you.   I added a strip of goldenrod coloured card on which I stamped my sentiment.   I then used one of the edgeability inserts and cut a lovely decorative design out of the card directly below my sentiment.  I put a thin strip of black card directly behind my insert cut out, but matted the entire piece with pale yellow and black card.  Before attaching it to my background, I cut one of the Vintage Lace borders out of the pale yellow and glued the edge of it to the bottom of the sentiment strip.  I attached it to my background and added a black crocheted flower (from my stash, sorry Vee, I didn't crochet this one!) and a couple of leaves from the Bitty Blossoms set as accents.  I couldn't resist adding some black rhinestone swirls to the top of the card and paper piercing the edge to complete this quick card.  It still looks like a simpler version of a "Sue" card, don't you think!
Let's get you some winners of the comment game for the week now!  First names drawn from all the comments left were:

Joan Dickinson!!!
Carolyn H.!!!
Jean Butler!!!

We had a few more qualifying posts this week so more winners!
From the post of June 14th with over 200 comments , the winners are:
Ang!!!
Cebelica!!!
Jane Gray!!!

From the post of June 15th with over 200 comments, the winners are:
UKSharon!!!
Patricia Howarth!!!
Hellma!!!

Congratulations to all the winners this week.  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your postal address and claim your prize!  I promise to catch up on the, not one, but two Blog Candy Contest drawings on Monday, so be sure to check in then!  All for now, Sue x

147 comments:

Razzamajazza said...

Beautiful jx

debs said...

Morning Sue wow what a lovely card, I've got some papers very similar. Can't wait for my dies to come. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to bring us on Wednesday. Are we going to get a sneaky peek of them.

Take care Sue

Debs xx

auscrafts said...

lovely card Sue

scottish crafter said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and you say a quick make bet it will take me a while longer to do. Can't wait for my dies to arrive and what else can you bring us in your next shows.

Thank you, I received my stamp gift for the comment draw and will make good use of them when I begin making Christmas cards. You are so kind.

Wilma

Pam said...

Lovely card today Sue and that crochet flower is adorable. Unfortunately I never mastered the art of crochet so I would have to make do with a paper flower.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
First impression was oh! that`s a bit dull for me. BUT looking again its great, I think the camera did not pick up the shine from the beads in the first shot.
I really am looking forward to getting my dies to be able to play.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving these beads and another of your fave colour combos. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely Sunday.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Morning Sue,
I think this has a nice vintage feel to it.
Love and light.
Suz x

Anonymous said...

love these colours, I keep saying I don't need the edgeabilities dies but they do add a lovely finishing touch. Mabex

Joesgrandma said...

Very attractive and vintage! Thanks Sue

baconbits said...

Morning - Happy Sunday everyone.
What a superlicous card. Even though you say simple it still has your stamp on it Sue.
WIsh the postman would hurry with my happy parcel so that i can play.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

TracyLou said...

Hi Sue, sorry I don't like the colour scheme but love your dies - the other ladies seem to love it - you always have something for everyone - keep up the great work Sue. Tracy x PS Need to get your beads - next on my list.

Tybalt said...

Morning Sue

What a very pretty card, where do you get your ideas?

Lucy said...

Congratulations to the week's winners. This must be your version of CAS, huh, Sue? If so, I love it and would like to see more. That paper looks yummy enough to eat. I agree -- the microbeads are fun, though I haven't used them in a while. What's old is new again, I guess....

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Sue and it doesn't look like a quick make at all! Happy Sunday and congrats to all the winners! Carole Z X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Must say I do like all these background papers you have been using lately. I am a big fan of the micro beads too so all in all, I love this card. Love Jean x

Jayne59 said...

Morning everyone
I quite like this colour combo although I did one very similar the other day for a birthday card in Navy blue and lime green as I had found some striking paper in my stash that wouldn't really go with much else. It turned out brilliantly thanks to you. To the person saying they dont think they need the edgabilities. GET THEM you wont be sorry

much love

Beth

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue and congratulations to all the winners! A quick card you say, it would take me ages just copying it LOL! A lovely card Sue and I need to get some edgeabilities but someone keeps bringing out more beautiful new dies which are a must have LOL! Have a great Sunday everyone and to all our Fathers near or far Happy Fathers Day, hugs Christine H xx

Carolyn B said...

A lovely card again Sue. I've never thought of covering an entire piece of paper with micro beads.

Carolyn B

shampylou30 said...

another beautiful card suexxx

Granny Ado said...

This is different. I like it. Just when I think you must have exploited everything, you do something different :-)

Dawny T said...

Morning Sue
Firsty thank you so much, I have received my stamp set from the comment game, now cant wait to start my christma cards. the stamps are amazing.
Todays card, not my colours unfortunately but love the card. Micro beads are a gift from god.

Chris said...

Morning Sue,

What a striking card. I have the edgeability die and you have given me another great idea of how to use it. Many thanks Chris X

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card love the colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

May said...

Gorgeous card today.. simply stunning.. May x x x

Redanne said...

Beautiful card today, congrats to all the winners. A x

Maryann said...

WOW the card today is maybe a dast one, but none the less it´s absolutely gorgeous, so it just proof, that it´s not always the ones, that takes the longest, who´s the best, cause this is so beautful, I just love it.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Another cracker. I just the love the effect of the microbeads. Congrats to all the winners. Looking forward to Wednesday. Have a good Sunday everyone.

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card. Very rich looking.

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love the card classic colours any occasion card
Thanks
Jayne

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous card, as always. Love, Julia xxxx

Karen said...

Very lovely card Sue, love the micro beads xx

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the colours.

Clare x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love the colours and the layout but I'm not sure about the pearly swirly on top of the microbeads. Bet it looks good in'real life' though so I may try it. Congrats to all the winners and thanks for all the ideas you come up with. Kathy x

angiec said...

i like this one love the crochured flower and the sentiment strip really sets the whole thing off

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the colours and easier to post than some of the more ornate cards which I love. Enjoy your Sunday!

guffie said...

i love this card the colours are just so well matched but i think that the browns, creams and blacks are always what i tend to go to i do try not to but fail most of the time ..... i also like the way the micro pearls mute the colours down really need to try them as haven't done as yet xx gail

Sandybee said...

Another beauty Sue, Just purchased some of the micro beads and can't wait to give them a try

xxx Sandra

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
yet again a 'less is more' card - the colours match perfectly and I would never have put them together.
I will be absent from your blog for a couple of days as I set off tomorrow morning for my summer in France but will be back on Wednesday - I will be having withdrawal systems by then.
Janet x

Jan said...

Morning Sue,
This has a lovely Gothic/vintage feel without been overworked, really elegant and trendy at the same time.

Victoria said...

I love your Vintage Lace dies, and the border here is so delicate and effective. Lovely card today again.

Debby Berry said...

What a clever idea to use interesting paper and the micro beads. My Sue Wilson dies arrives yesterday but they sent two of the same so I am half excited Thanks. Happy Sunday

Anonymous said...

Love the simplicity but effectiveness of this card Sue. Love the colours too and my beads will be coming out again today!! Can't stop using them! Yvonne xxx

Beverley said...

Quick card..when you show us how it's done! Love the colours, thanks very much for the inspiration x

Jane in Spain said...

Very Sue! Another lovely card.

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card. looking forward to seeing more of your creations. loving your new dies too xx hazel

dutchess said...

thank you Sue.....I fell in love when I saw this card thank you so much for posting it when my dies arrive I want to do a card ....I have been learning how to crochet flowers and thought they would look wonderful on a card like yours!!!!!! you are a treasure
rest up this weekend.....see you on C&C wednesday! take care Margaret MP

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
The Graphic papers are lovely Well done to all the winners.
Lovely card Sue!
Love Marg

CraftyJo said...

Good Morning Sue, I love today's card - more micro beads!

Janice K said...

Loving the Graphic 45 paper!

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card love ie all in other colours suitable for all anybody or occasion.
Congrats to winners.

Have a good day everybody
Lydia
X

lestim said...

Hi Sue, such a lovely, quick card. This design would suit any occasion and any colour combo. Love it! Happy Sunday, best wishes, Lesley x

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, I love this colour combo. I am getting addicted to micro beads - they do give a lovely finish and sometimes take the harshness off a otherwise bright paper. Enjoy your Sunday.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
and good morning. I hope it's bright and sunny where you are. I'm a lot later this morning. Well now to your lovely card, well I've already said it's lovely, just lovely.
Congrats to the winners. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nattyboots said...

Quick you say gosh, it would take me half a day at least to make this,anyway another beautiful card is the outcome Sue hope you have a nice day . Congrats to the winners. Elaine H X

joy said...

Hi Sue love the card .
WAITING FOR MY DIES TO ARRIVE. Wish i could make a card in an hour. lol
joyce.e

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, great colour combo. Bx

Margaret said...

Class real class so beautiful. Do hope my dies don't take too long to arrive can't wait to try them.
Margaret

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card. Simple and quick but impressive. I love your idea of stamping the sentiment on a strip of card and using a decorative edge-ability die underneath and then the vintage lace border. More great ideas!! Have a nice day love Tres x x x

Lizzie said...

Morning Sue
Yes Simply but still lovely. I have started crocheting little flowers while watching the footie to go in my stash of other crochet bits LOL! They do come in handy but don't use them on my cards but will from now on.
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the background paper, it is a lovely 'Sue' card. I love the Black and Cream crads, the seem so rich.
Looking forward to Wednesday, (threw me when I saw nothing listed on Tuesday).
Congratulation to all the winners.
Hope you all have a good Sunday.
Happy2craft

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Congrats to the winners
Im not sure on the bkground 4 this card but dun in diff colors it wud b gr8

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Quick & simple you say? It would take me an hour to find all the elements required! I like the way you have used an edgeability, it really lifts the sentiment strip.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Frances

sandra(misty) said...

Hi sue love the new dies can't wait for mine to arrive I love lacy ones

Maggie said...

Graphic 45 papers work so well with your designs. I'm so glad I have a stash of them so that I can have a play. The simplicity of this card just says it all. Thank you. xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, love the dies and the colours you've used in this card. Must have some micro beads they look good. Your dies are lovely.
Congrats to all the winners.
Lv Sue M xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Fabulous card Sue I love the colours you have used

Sue xxx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Wow just love the card its beautiful those papers are great. Have a good day

Missmizog said...

Morning Sue
I have the micro beads and they work well with all papers. Card looks anything but quick.
Sue

Lynn said...

Hi Sue

This is an amazing card, really stylish, dies on the way, can't wait ! Lynn xx

KellysKards said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card today.

nmty said...

hi Sue, lovely card, I love the look of the vintage lace dies. Definately going to be a future purchase.

thanks sue.
norma

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue you may call it simple but it is still lovely.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the way the micro beads change the papers, and even a 'quick' card can look like you have taken hours, have set the sky box for all your shows this week so I am getting all housework out the way before the craft days.
Love Tina x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
I love the colours used here. I would love a peek at your paper stash, you always come up with such lovely decorative papers...and the rest!
This card is gorgeous!

There are many thinks on my wish list...as I've said before...'roll on payday'!!!!
Have a great day!!
Lara xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE
LOVE THE DEMOS ON CC

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Love the paper. Less is more card. No ribbon and still looks smashing, nice bit of detail to keep u interested. Love it.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

kaydi said...

Hello Sue, what a fantastic card. Can't wait to play when my dies arrive and can't wait for more inspiration from you. Have a lovely day, Karen

Ladock girl said...

Good morning Sue, and congratulations to all the winners. I like this card today and the idea of just using the edgeabilities insert as a decorative strip across the card is genius. Sometimes the most obvious is not the most obvious if you get my drift. I shall be pinching that idea hope you don't mind lol. Love Linda, have a good day. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card and the Micro Beads really give any paper an extra wow.
Bren

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue another wonderful card from you
I love the colours, the pale lemon works so well with the black
.Janet

Hellma said...

Another stunning card, which looks easy to replicate, until you sit down and try, the only thing is mine never ever look as elegant as yours.

ang said...

gorgeous card sue as always, hope I am the ang out of your majic hat in this weeks draws thanks angxxxxxx

Cornish Emma said...

I love this one, i love the look just using the edgability inserts give, especially with the black behind. The lace border matches well with so much.

Vick McClean said...

Love the colour combo here Sue xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners this week too x Hugs vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannel Vixcrafts

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
Another fabulous card a style you can adapt for many occasions.
Hugs x

Wendy L said...

A different style for you but still very stunning and eyecatching. xxx

Christine said...

Simple, quick and lovely. Just what we did in our crafting arsenal!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue,This card is beautiful...I love the way you've put the edgeability pattern on the strip. I forget to use these on their own, so will have to make a mental note to do this...:).Love the colours and Layout and the crochet flower makes up for no "Sue bow"...lol..Enjoy your day...xxx

Vie Carter said...

Simply wonderful indeed

Vie
x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a really lovely card. I love the colour combination and also the layout. Like a previous comment I also forget to use the edgeability dies on their own & this is something I will be doing in future. Love the crotchet flower too - might even have a go at making my own.
Hugs

Carol said...

hi sue
Lovely card sue fab crochet flower.
the microbeads work well on the paper
have not tryed them yet.also the edgeabilities folder for the edge looks great love the colours.it's not what I would call a quick card it would take me a lot longer than you sue.congrats to all the winners today.

Love Carol xxx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Great card, amazed all the ideas you come up with.
Margaret L

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, The colours are so rich and the micro beads a perfect finish. Love the crochet flower. The Vintage Lace border is gorgeous, mine have been despatched, hurry up Mr Postman.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue this die list is getting extremely long lol.
Love and Hugs
Rizwana xx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A very elegant card which lends itself to adaptation for use with dies already owned, as well as your delectable new ones. Also use of some of those busy papers we all have hidden away because we love the colour. Thank you.
Sonia x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, Sue

jane stillman said...

It certainly is simply wonderful Sue, absolutely love it. Congratulations to the comment winners x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A lovely colour combination on this super card Sue. I'll need to stick to paper flowers as I can't crochet ;0(

jane gray said...

Morning sue

Yet another simple, but effective way to use up any "busy" papers, which I have a load of!!!!!

Take care for now
Jane:-)x

Anthea said...

Beautiful card today Sue, very simple for you but it really works. Looking forward to more shows, cant wait for more of your brilliant inspiration. Hugs xx

Tracie Carmody said...

So beautiful, I am really into the colours, doing quite a few black and cream myself at the moment

You never cease to amaze me

Tracie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wh.

Regards
Gillat a fab card today thank you

Gill said...

Hi Sue
What a loveley card for Sunday
Keep up the good work.
Regards Gill

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Did not know if I liked this at first but the more I look at it the more I like it
Hope you have got over your jet lag nice to have you back

Take Care
Theresa x

lainey said...

your title says it all Sue, love it!! fab colours. lainey x

Ita said...

Hi Sue Lovely card and the black and lemon/yelow work well together.Can you tell me what size your bace cards are please?????????
Ita

HiggiSue said...

Lovely cards sue. such effective with the crouched flower.

salem said...

really fab card, love all

jeanette said...

A reasonably simple card to look at, but so effective..lovely..

Joan Dickinson said...

I just adore this card, and am really hooked on the black swirls, so must order more as I use them so much XX

Planetsusie said...

Another beautiful creation Sue - love these colours together. Wouldn't have thought of putting them together myself, so there's another thing I will be trying! I will have to use paper flowers though as I don't crochet.

I love the Graphic 45 papers - don't think I've seen one that I wasn't keen on yet!


Hugs Sue Pass xx

Helen said...

Another lovely card - clean, simple, elegant

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CARD.SUZYD X

Jane said...

Beautiful just Love this one

Jane xx

Lacelady said...

I think this is sooooo elegant, I love the black lace look

CraftyLoops said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. Lee x

sheila said...

JUst delightful, loving the luxuriousness of this card,

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
I love this card it is so dreamy it makes me sigh! Oh well, Sue, I think you work hard enough so you are allowed to buy your crochet florals. There are so many nice ones about now.Vee xx
ps I LOVE the microbeads even before using them they are just so tactile!!

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely card Sue, looking forward to your next shows. Lol Ann

nutcake said...

Fantastic card Sue. Just right for so many occasions.

Hazel

Disco Queen said...

Lovely Card Sue. Another great one for substituting colours to fit the recipient.

Linda said...

Another fabulous card and I am sure loving the microbeads on your cards. I haven't used mine yet and hoping to rectify that this week.

Congratulations to all the winners too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jordiegirl said...

I wish my quick cards were as good as yours Sue!

Sue said...

love that card Sue xxx

Barbara said...

I have to have a go with the glass beads as they look lovely on your card. The flower is very pretty as well.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
you are so kind to offer the chances to win the blog candy and play the comment game. Thankyou

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
you are so kind to offer the chances to win the blog candy and play the comment game. Thankyou

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue sorry not 2 sure about this card 4 ne personally it doesnt have ur wow factor
hugs chrs

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love this card, must get some micro beads ( they were O/S last time I tried). The crochet flower is a lovely idea, I have made them for scrap booking - never thought of using them on my cards, but I will now! Thank you Sue for all your ideas. Best wishes, Carolyn H.x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card I would like to make when my lace dies arrive. I love the effect the micro beads make. I bought 2 pots at once to bump up my order so it qualified for free postage - not realising the pots are quite a good size and have an awful lot in them. When they arrived and I saw them I thought I'd never use them all up but now I love using them so much I think I might - eventually!
Hope you've had a bit of a rest this weekend,
Congrats to the winners,
Sue x

Kimmieoops said...

Have ordered micro beads and looking forward to trying them out. Lovely card....as usual. Kim x

Christine Smith said...

Hi Sue, wow yet another stunning card :D I love the way you mix and match textures with the micro beads and swirly pearls and the way you always inspire different ways of doing things :D. Best Wishes Christine :D

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
Beautiful card as always.I do love the Micro beads and love the Vintage feel to this card..Hope you are well
Take care Hazelxx

lynda said...

H sue another beautiful card i love the microbeads on the background and the crochet flower is lovely
congrats to the winners. Lynda

Barbara said...

Love the micro beads and the flower is gorgeous!!!

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry short ones again as I am not so good.
I adore this card and love the fact that you have left the open space which allows the paper to shine. The microbeads really enhance the paper and your new die has created a lacy border that finishes the card off perfectly.
All the best Linda xx

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card! What is a simple card for you would be an extremely labor intensive, rare card for me. I love seeing all of your cards.

franzesjoi said...

wooow another beautiful card, sue!!! :)

Rufus said...

Do you make box envelopes to mail your cards in? Was just thinking that with all the beads and dimension it would be to heavy and thick for a reg envelope. Bet it's a stunner in real life!
R/

Jan.moogie said...

Love the way you used the boarder underneath the sentiment, very eye-catching.x

Buttons said...

Those microbeads really make the paper look so different. Who knew it could look even better?! Hugs, Buttons x

Moni said...

Fab card and congrats to all winners. Hugs;moni

magpie said...

This card is lovely Sue xx Love Karen xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue very different card but I really like it.

lorraine - scotland
xxx

Claveh said...

This one is a little too busy for me, but I am loving all the dies that you have used and also the colour scheme. Thanks Sue. xxx

Cinders said...

Fab card Sue

Caz x