Monday, 30 July 2012

Best Wishes

Good morning all!  I have been having a play with another "buckle" designed card for today.  I love doing these and we just got our striped grosgrain ribbon back in stock so I couldn't wait to have a play which included both product and design.  I embossed the milk card using the Washed Away embossing folder.  I wanted my card to be rather long and thin to accommodate the style so I had to move the background along and extend the pattern.  I matted it on some eggplant coloured card for my background.  Next I cut three frames using Labels 24.  One was cut using the largest two dies in the label set and two more were cut using slightly smaller dies.  I added matching pearl nestabling to the two smaller frames.  I cut a splendid circle out of eggplant card and used a smaller blossom die for the centre.  I tied a double bow out of the striped grosgrain and cut a separate long piece to go under all my dies, which I cut into a fork at the end of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and matted it with taupe card and cut forks into both ends.  I used the sentiment to weave through my frames for the buckle effect.  I mounted the circle over the top of the largest label 24 frame as a focal element.  I pierced the edges, added a pearl embellishment and two stick pins to my bow to complete the card.  This still is one of my favourite layouts and it looks so nice with just about any die shape too.  All for now, Sue x

156 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, great card, I had a go doing the piercing yesterday and boy did it go wrong, I need more practice. I did as you suggested , pin the ruler down at both ends, but I lost my way and missed a few holes. Well your cards look so lovely with the piercing I will have to stick at it.

Wilma

Pam said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely looking card, very striking with the dies highlighted with the grosgrain ribbon.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another great card, I use the Buckle theme a lot for men`s cards, obviously without the bow and pearls!!!!
Here`s another who loves to do the piercing, only thing is I go wrong at the corners................often have to add a pearl or a butterfly to cover mistakes, oh well "keep at it" comes to mind.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Celina Dee said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card this morning. Love the strong block colours.
What is the name of your shop? I'd love to check it out on the web.
Ire

Corinne said...

Hi Sue
I love these buckle cards they are so versatile fab colours Hugs Corinne

BridgetCG said...

A lovely card Sue, still have not tried the buckle look. Bx

nmty said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, the labels 24 look great this way. Love the colour too!.

lv norma

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This is lovely, I love the colors. You are as always a star.

Ardilla said...

Adorable project... so elegant and nice. Love it!

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card. must try when my CG arrives today! I have decided to get one at last - was using Big Shot before - good but cant extend or do big dies. I really, really want (and need!) some of those pearl embelishments you use in the centre of your bows - were can I get some from? I've searched everywhere I can think of!
Happy day
Rgs
ClareW

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue just what I needed to give me inspiration to make a friends birthday card. Thank you x

debs said...

Good Morning Sue
Another beautifull card it is so elegant and classie Ive got the ruler that you do the pricking around the edge but not used it yet I will have to pull my finder out and give it ago.I adore the card and the colours just learnt how to make the bill and the messy bows.

Take Care

Debs Artliff

baconbits said...

Good morning,

What a wonderful creation, i concur with you this design its a really good look. Loving the eggplant colour its a change for you. This design is really classy enjoying the grossgrain ribbon.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, such a lovely layout and a gorgeous colour, eggplant or probably 'aubergine' as we'd say here :) Carole Z X

Maryann said...

A beautiful card here again Sue, really awesome, I just love the different layers here, it looks awesome.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card today. Love the colours you have used, eggplant is my favourite colour of all time. I love the buckle effect that you do, it lends itself to the forked ends. The embossing folder you have used is really lovely, and I've got to have the 'nestabling' pearls, they are gorgeous. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Another great card the buckle technique always looks good with a lot of dies.
Hugs x

auscrafts said...

lovely looking card ,beautiful colours

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. I love everything about this card. I haven't mastered the piercing yet but I'm sticking with it. The gross grain ribbon is lovely.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a somewhat cooler day in Burgundy - I love the layout of today's card and of course it goes without saying blue and white - I have not seen the background before so will be looking for it to add to my collection.
Janet x

kimberley said...

Another winner Sue- you just keep delivering.You are becoming a'legend' in my eyes. Keep up the good work and come back soon to let us see the new things you have brought back from chicago, take care,Kim.

Phil D said...

So lovely Sue - your ideas are great and have so much variety
Phil D

Joesgrandma said...

Sophisticated and elegant. Lovely card! Thanks Sue

HiggiSue said...

Another beautiful card Sue! Your layouts are always stunning. we could do with you creating a book with layout designs for spellbinder dies..... lol.... you have so many variations its hard to keep tack or in my case remember!!
Have a great day
Hugs
Sue H x

bluebell said...

hi sue love you card today.i am loving the colou in the card.love bluebell-flowerwood.

Lin W said...

Oh I like very much,colours are spot on
xxx

lestim said...

Hi Sue, such a clever move to cut the centre of the circle out with a blossom,the effect is stunning. I must say I love your buckle cards and this is special. Best wishes, Lesley xx

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will have to get some of the grosgrain ribbon

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will have to get some of the grosgrain ribbon

marg said...

Hello Sue !
Love the Ribbon and the Nestabling, I love the Navy and the background lovely card Sue !
LoveMarg

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card lovin the buckle idea looks stunning I like the narrow shape and the ribbon is to die for.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
I don't quite understand the signifigance of the title but I rather like the embossing folder which I have not seen before. Another very striking card, thank you
love from Jackie D

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I have the piercing ruler on my wish list, might have to move it to the top.
I love the design of this card.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the way you've used the ribbon.

Clare x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - this is a very striking card and I love it. I've enjoyed doing your 'buckle' technique and liked the results. Labels 24 has to be on my 'need' list after seeing this. Love the colours too. TY. Kathy x

Anthea said...

Beautiful card Sue, think ive got the hang of piercing now just wish I could get my hands on a proper piercing mat as im having to use an upside down mouse mat! Hugs xx

Julia Watts said...

Lovely! I love the Splendid Circles die set and you have showed it off really well here. Nestabling looks fab too. Love, Julia xxx

Sandybee said...

I really do like the Buckle cards Sue, They look stunning

xx Sandra

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,i agree with the lady who said about you doing a book or dvd even on the designs.
Marion

hotpotato said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, lovely card in fact very striking. Zerena

zerena said...

oppps, forgot to put nameonthe above comment

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card love the design and that egg plant coloured card is so yummy. Love these buckle cards as you can use so many different dies to make them xx hazel

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours and everything

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card. Two colours that go so well together. Those dies and ribbons are the icing on the cake. Lovely creation. X

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue, such inspiration,
From another Sue xx

Carolyn B said...

That is one gorgeous card Sue.
Carolyn B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card. I love the labels 24 die, it is lovely to make into a Grand Label, with a bit of playing around with the different sizes. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A true 'Sue' card today, love the colour and the buckle effect is so striking, the embossing folder is one of my favs, I love that colour of the ribbon, another of my favs, lol, all in all a lovely card.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

snowqueen62 said...

Great card Sue - Love the block colours with the ribbon

Sue x

Wendy L said...

I love the colours on this one, just beautiful. xxx

senorasue said...

Hi Sue
I am relatively new to this site, but WOW!. I am blown over by your talent. After viewing lots of your cards,I now have to go out and buy the Grand caliber so I can start crafting. The card is just beautiful.

Sue
X

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, good to see a DL style of card, love the embossing folder! x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning card. Love the buckle effect and beautiful colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card love the layout and the colours very striking, labels 24 one of my favourite dies at the moment.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Another stunning card, love the way you have used the dies and love that ribbon. Love Jean x

Laura O said...

Morning Sue this is another very pleasing looking card .Your buckles always look so well.Laura O

nesscraftyqueen said...

I absolutely love this kind of card that you do Sue.
I have copied it a few times nut they never come out like yours!
I love the colour story here too and that ribbon is lovely too.
Crafting hugs
Ness xx

Anonymous said...

Another classic Sue card. The buckle layout is so versatile & the ribbon is lush.
With Love & Light Theresa. H

martine said...

hi sue wow this card is stunning i love the embossing folder you have used and the dies, could you tell me where can i get the pearl embelishment you have used on you bow from please i think they are lovely xxx
martine xxx

guffie said...

lovely card, i love to use the buckle layout as it can be used on so many different cards ... and after being on a camping trip for the weekend i have now caught up on the cards i have missed over the weeekend xx gail

Steve Rawles said...

Hi Sue. A great card. I have only really got in to die cutting in the last 3 or 4 months. Your cards are excellent inspiration for me an d this is a great idea for using m y nested frame dies. Thank you for sharing.

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Another gorgeous card!
Love all the elements of this creation, colour, dies, ribbon etc and can I say there is nothing 'washed away' about the embossing folder, such strong detail...gorgeous1
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

great card love the embossing folder

Cassieajh said...

Sue, Another stunning card, I love the crispness of the colours. Hugs xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning sue

I love this card and the buckle design it's fabulous

Xxx

Lacelady said...

I love buckle cards, I've done several myself now, and they are so effective! Yours are particularly so, and the striped ribbon and bow set it off nicely.

nattyboots said...

A very nice card to brighten up a dull Monday .

I must put these dies on my forever growing wish list .

Elaine H X

Joan Hill said...

Love this card, but not a fan of the striped ribbon, will try it with other ribbon from my stash. Thanks Sue x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
I love this card and layout, such a lovely ribbon that its nice to show it of.
Emma

Maggie said...

What a great card. Want to give this a go with other dies too and see the different effects. More inspiration and less housework today! xx

Sue - said...

Another gorgeous card. Love the eggplant colour combo.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely crisp colour combo.

Jane in Spain said...

This is so unusual, and I think it works for all sorts of occasions. Lovely card.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card and the colour combination. Must try the layout with the dies I have.

Congratulations to yesterday's blog winners.

Frances

lady of kent said...

What a beautiful card Sue lolxx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue,

Love the buckle cards and this colour combo is great.

Love Rosemarie xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
JUST the card I've been looking for - colours are lovely and the "buckle" is fantastic. Have to do a card for a male today and this has given me an idea...
Won't look as good as yours but I'll have a go......

salem said...

woooow so fresh looking love colours fab card

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
WOW what a stunning card. I have not tried a buckle card yet seeing this card I must have a try. the embossing folder is georgeous (I NEED one it) the dies look fantastic on top of the grossgrain ribbon - another winner Sue.
Somone asked where could they get Nestabling pearls, I would try Sam Pools web site (thatscrafty.co.uk)
Hope you have a great day. Bren.

Victoria said...

This buckle works fantastically well and I like Patricia's idea (comments) of using it for a man's card.... or what about Santa's belt?!

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Love the card. I have bought the ruler so I can have a go at piercing.
Am also going to have a go at the buckle card as it can be adapted for any gender. Lovely card as usual
Love Sue
XXX

CraftyLoops said...

What an elegant card, so pretty. Lee x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I love this buckle effect i done quiet a few since you 1st demoed on cc.The more you do the easier it gets lol.
I love the colourways on this card
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a cracking card. Size and shape don't matter as long as overall card is pleasing. I would be well happy if i got this one. Love the buckle card too. Mine haven't turned out too well, what's the secret? lol.
Blue and white always looks so clean and fresh. A grand job
Born again spell binder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Vee Cassidy said...

good grief Sue I cannot take so much beauty you make me want to have a cry how beautiful is this? It is amazing amazing amazing Vee xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Well Sue my first three words on seeing this card were WOW WOW WOW. What a beautiful card and the white emphasizes the eggplant. Love everything about it! ;0)

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card again Sue, I personally would prefer it without the bow, but then - I don't really 'do' bows :)

Anonymous said...

Love this buckle idea Sue this one is superb. Fast running out of words to describe your cards!
You are 'THE BEST'
ValC

Linda said...

very beautiful card
hugs Linda

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another fantastic card
Margaret L

Meg said...

Very elegant Sue and useful for many occasions too.
Love the Eggplant coloured card.

Margaret O

angiec said...

reminds me of the olympic circles,love it

Dawn said...

Another gorgeous card, I love the colour combo, stunning! Dawn x

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
This embossing folder is fabulous. Have not seen it before.
Love your colour scheme, another great card. Hugs Ann

Vie Carter said...

Another super card Sue

Vie
x

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, I am a big fan of your buckle designs and had a go when you did the 'triple thank you' card using labels four and I was pretty pleased with it, so this card is a hit with me. A beautiful card Sue and will definitely be trying this one.
Take care, hugs Christine H xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a great card. I love the way you have used the labels shape to make the frames. I love the whole layout of this card!! I also really like the background embossing folder you have used. Great colours too. Another wonderful card love Tres x x x

Ladock girl said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love these buckle designs. Linda xxx

Christine said...

Another different look with similar components! Lovely.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card. I really like the buckle style of card and should give it a try.

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, love the colour combination, & the card is lovely, take care vanessa xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another great card as usual! I've not tried this style as yet, but must give it a go. Love Sam xxx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Yes love this style it's so versatile and you csn use any colour. Another winner.

lesley said...

Hi sue love everything about this card I must give the buckle card a go I like a few others would love it if you did a dvd on spellbinders I'm having to delete some on my sky+ !!! Lol love lesley xx

Vick said...

I love this card Sue, its gorgeous, Hugs, Vick xxx
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nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Love the buckle design cards
you make they are all great they work with
any colour too.
Nancyd xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Love the buckle design cards
you make they are all great they work with
any colour too.
Nancyd xx

nikkib said...

Definately a well thought out design and one which is appropriate for so many occasions..... love it Sue x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a great card,clean and crisp.Your Buckle cards are spectacular, love the colour combo, infact Iove everything about this card.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Ruthie said...

Love the colours and I am astounded how deep an emboss you have got from the folder.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I love your Buckle cards and have had great results with the ones I've tried.
I've got the right ribbon and the dies for this one, but not the Nestabling. Wonder if beads of Cosmic Shimmer glue would work?
Will have to try!
Sue x

Jane said...

lovely really like this embossing folder. nice colour combo.

Jane xx

Dortesjs said...

this is such a lovely card

Heather said...

Very interesting card Sue I do love your imaginative card making!You certainly give us variety!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Linda said...

I love this card and the buckle effect is fantastic. Beautiful colour combination too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

connorsnan said...

Another beautiful card Sue - like one or two of your followers I too have had a go at the piercing but not with the same results as you.I will keep at it though. I like the buckle style of card and have done a couple with "good results" love the colours you have used on this one

Gillian xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - just love this card, it is so pretty, especially the 'buckles'. I also love the ribbon and think it looks very chic with the aubergine/eggplant colour card.

I shall be having a go at this one.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one and the colours make it really classy!

Jean Johnston said...

Your card today is a winner Sue. I am trying hard to remember all your tips for extending the dies. Must practise a lot more.

Ayelet said...

I love this card!
The buckle idea is great and I looove the colors :)

Tracie Carmody said...

absolutely love this card and reminds me don't have to keep doing the big 8" cards for them to be so stunning x

Helen O said...

Gorgeous colours and great layout, a singer for today Sue, thank you Helen O xxx

~ Ali ~ said...

Simply stunning as always Sue love love love it

Ali x

Karen R said...

Terrrific card - I really like your buckle cards, they fit the bill for any occasion

lilygee said...

A very beautiful card Sue - with regard to the piercing mentioned by scottish crafter, I find that using the lattice accent with holes, the long border piece that is, is very useful because unlike the ruler, it tends not to slip - it also matches better at the corners - try it.
lots of love
lilygee xxx

Sonia Jones said...

Hi Sue, Well this is different. I really like it though. Sonia x

Margaret said...

Beautiful quite simply beautiful!
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another lovely card!

Grimsby Chris

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card.
Sonia x

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful.

sheila said...

Hi Sue, I've just been talking with some friends about what the next craze will be, I think you may have set it with your buckle card, it's just so up to date.

nannapat said...

Wow, that's a stunning card Sue. The buckles are great for mens cards. Pat x

Lindsay said...

this is just gorgeous. i have the splendid circles - and this is inspiring me to get them back out of the folder! lovely embossing too, the milk card gives such a lovely smooth and matt finish, Lindsay x

Shazza said...

so beautiful. Any tips on tying those large bows??? Never seem to get them right x

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Another great card love the colour too
Love Marion x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card again sue thanks

Victoria said...

This is stunning Sue. Love everything about this card. Thank you so much.

magpie said...

"Wowowowow!" Gorgeous card Sue! I love the egg plant colour... Love the nestablings & stripey ribbon too....It's good that you remind us of the "buckle" technique & also the different sizes/lengths that you can do...Stunning! xx Love Karen xx

pudlet said...

Lovely colours. I really like Buckle cards as they can be either masculine or feminine & very effective without being too "fussy".

jane said...

Hi Sue
Wow another lovely card this one is a must for me.
Enjoy your day

Jane Llewellyn

franzesjoi said...

wow Sue! another stunning card!!! ooh i love your dies and style... soo creative and stylish.. :) truly an inspiration.. YOU! :)

cebelica said...

Beautifully done. I love all the layering!

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! This is georgeous!!! Love the embossing and the use of dies :)
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love these buckle cards and fab ribbon.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue haven't tried the buckle theme yet but it always looks great on your cards so must have a go.Great card as always.

Buttons said...

Your buckle cards are always a triumph - such a winning design. Hugs, Buttons x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, love the embossing in white my fav technique.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I just love your buckle cards - I just have to invest in some more nestabilities to have a go myself (keep buying all the fancy dies lol).
Yet another stunning card Sue.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
I adore this style of card every time you do something similar. It is easy on the eye, stylish and so easily adjusted and constructed with various dies.
Hugs Linda x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card. Hugs;Moni

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...Lovely card...I have the labels 24 so will give this longer design a go.
Take care. Deborah. :)

Yvette said...

I loved this lay out idea the first time i saw it on one of your cards, it looks just as good with this working of it, it's great the way you revisit ideas and give them a twist to keep them fresh. Thanks Sue

Maggie said...

Beautiful card the lavender sets it off
Maggie x

lynda said...

Hi Sue love this card i have just got the buckle die they are so cool hugs Lynda