Tuesday, 17 July 2012

CHA, Here I Come!

Hi guys!  If all goes well, this post should be going live just as I am getting ready for CHA in Chicago!  Blogger, don't fail me now!  The show opens this morning and I am eager to see what is new and exciting in the crafting industry.  I so hope to bring back many great finds, keep your fingers crossed for me! Now for today's card, it's another one that I missed posting on the blog from shows in April.  I started with this background paper that I really like as it has a very vintage feel to it.  The flowers are a bit too pink for me though, so I decided to cover the entire sheet with a self adhesive sticky sheet and cut the Angle Approach die out as an aperture. I like the negative from this die as it is very bold and would work well for men's cards too.   Once cut out and removed, I peeled the backing sheet off and poured on the clear micro beads.  Those did the trick for me as they toned down the pink enough that I the colour was workable for me.  I stamped a piece of taupe card from my neutral card pack with one of the Design Element stamps using Antique Linen.  I just wanted a pattern to show through without being too overwhelming.  I stamped my sentiment in black in the background. With two of the Floral oval dies, I cut a frame to mount over my sentiment in the centre of my aperture.  I cut three of the Moroccan borders and offset them on the bottom of my background.  I cut a narrow strip and embossed it with the Elegance embossibility and mounted it with a pink edge above my petticoat borders.  I tied a double bow using the champagne coloured frilly edged ribbon and added a fancy button to the centre of it.  I added two crystal stick pins to it and pierced the edges of my card to complete it.

164 comments:

Pam said...

Another pretty card today Sue. Although the background paper is not to my taste I can see that you could use any type of paper for this. I love the way you have usd the Cut & Fold die, so different and the lacy borders and gorgeous bow are rght up my street. Enjoy the CHA and Happy Shopping for us all

Heather said...

Simply gorgeous! No other words necessary Sue! Good luck with the CHA wish I was with you!:)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, pretty in pink. The micro beads bring texture and tones down the vibrant pink, lovely, the borders set off the bottom of the card and the bow finishes it off, a Sue card.

Enjoy CHA and bring back lots of new ideas.

Wilma

debs said...

Morning sue another pretty card love the lay out the background is a bit bright for me but I do like the card. Hope you enjoy your shopping trip bring us back some lovely goodies. Looking forward to the potw on friday birthday money at the ready. Take care

Debs Artliff

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
Yay! Micro beads lol, this is such a pretty card. Have a great day at CHA I know you are going to bring some fabulous goodies back for us.
Hugs x

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

Debby Berry said...

Have fun in the windy city and find some great stuff for us to buy. You go girl. Have fun.

Jan.moogie said...

I love your ideas Sue and this one is a gem. Lovely card. x

lestim said...

Hii Sue, sorry this. Cardis not one of my Fauves, really don't like the backing paper. Hope you have a great time at CHC, you lucky thing. Best wishes, Lesley x

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

Beautiful card Ginny ♥

Celina Dee said...

Can't wait to see what you come back with!!! You always pick the great stuff.
I can already hear my credit card Scream!!LOL!!
I hope you have a great time and most of all have FUN!!!
Waterford - Ire

Joesgrandma said...

Love the pretty paper and the design of this card, enjoy CHA Sue. XXX

TracyLou said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, I love the dimension and the colours. Have a great time at CHA.
Tracy x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, just not sure about the background paper. Have a great trip to CHA. Bx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I like the idea of this card, I would use a much more delicate background paper, this one is a bit bright for me.
I love how you have done the borders, they just set off the bottom part of the card.
Have a great time at CHA (oh! you lucky lady) and bring us back LOTS and LOTS of goodies.

Patricia x

Felicie said...

What a pretty card Sue.
Felicie

melanie said...

What a great card ,have a great time at the CHA show .Melanie

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another pretty card, lovely colours, I like the border, a real girly card. Enjoy CHA, wish I was there, I hope you take loads of pics for us to see and your shopping bag has very strong handles, lol.
Have a great day Sue and everyone here, wishing they were there, like me.
Happy2craft

HiggiSue said...

Morning Sue.
What a pretty card. I love the lace effect petticoat.
Enjoy CHA ....
Hugs Sue H x

HiggiSue said...

Morning Sue.
What a pretty card. I love the lace effect petticoat.
Enjoy CHA ....
Hugs Sue H x

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card. I'll have to start looking for a 3rd job just to pay for the long list of must- have Spellbinders that have been previewed! I'm sure you'll find lots of other wonderful things too. Now, if I could just win the Euromillions tonight...! Have fun.x

auscrafts said...

another pretty card Sue I think in all the time I've been following you blog there has only been a couple of cards that I didn't like. Not the designs but the colours

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the toned down pink.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Have a wonderful time is CHA - I'm so envious. Lovely card but a bit too pink for me. Love the borders and the bow.

jayne denver said...

Hi sue just a very quick one today got a late shift to do to for a change
Love the card flowers are my mums favourite
Enjoy the show
Thanks jayne

Sonia Jones said...

This is another lovely card. I love the flowery vintage style paper. Soniax

guffie said...

Good morning Sue have a great day at CHA finding lots of new bits for us all back over here and everywhere else that follow you... now for the card, what a beautiful car and i love the staggered border i like the effect, it looks like lace i have done two but never thought of using three think i might have to go and play now xx gail

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card, tho not so keen on the backing paper, would have been lovely if the flower colours were a muted or dusky shade...have a great time at CHA, lucky you! Carole Z X

Karen R said...

Quite a vintage look but I like it. I agree with you about toning down that pink colour, I prefer my flowers to be a little more subtle too xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I really like the colours in this card. I think it is very pretty and feminine.

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card :-)

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card. Have a great time at CHA. Love, Julia xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another pretty card, hope you have lots of fun at the CHA, looking forward to see what the POW is on Friday.
Happy crafting
Tina x

flossbite said...

Beautiful! Love this card.
Fiona x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue i agree about the background paper ,but love everything else .

Im sure you will find us many goodies at CHA enjoy

Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is right up my street, I simply love it. I love the background paper that you have used the micro beads on and the angle approach die using the negative is simply gorgeous. I also love the borders done like a petticoat and the thin strip that you have embossed, finishes off that area beautifully. The bow finishes off the entire card as usual. STUNNING CARD. Have a good day at CHA Sue, you lucky lady, I would love to be there amongst all the new crafty goodies, heaven ha ha !!. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Enjoy Sue!! I can tell you love your job, it shows in all you show us, this card included. Mabex

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I like this card but think the moroccan borders a bit heavy - your vintage lace border would look more delicate I think - but I dont think they were available back in April. But they are now!!!! Also, this has inspired me to get my microbeads out for the first time today and have a play. Might send you some photos of my efforts if they turn out OK!!

Njoy CHA - are you going to post some fotos of CHA perhaps in the near future?. Would love to see what it's like.
Rgs
ClareW

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Your card is so pretty. Will give it a try but will have to use different card. Have a great time at the CHA and don't forget to 'shop until you drop.'
Evis.

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, I love the frilly border and colour combo. Enjoy all the goodies at CHA, can't wait to see what treasures you find!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - Burgundy's a little dull this morning- This is not one of my fav cards but it is certainly inspirational in the ideas corner. Enjoy your day - I'm sure you will.
Janet x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another pretty card, pink is my colour and micro beads my favourite. Love the Angle Approach negative and the petticoat borders ar soooo effective, have tried two, but will now gove three a try.
Enjoy the CHA, you lucky lady, and can't wait to see the wonderful goodies you bring back to us.
Hugs, June xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue !
Have a lovely time at the CHA! all those new things to look at, sheer Bliss.
I like the pink roses such a pretty card.
LoveMarg

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card Sue! Hope you have a great time at CHA, hoping to catch some video footage of it later in the week..

angiec said...

that is so pretty i love the look of micro beads but i cannot find them anywhere

AdrienneQ said...

Love every thing abart from the flowery paper.
C&C said last night that there is a spellbinders "Pick of the week" starting on Friday - we will miss you but do enjoy the CHA show

Christine Harrop said...

Like the card but the pink flowered paper is a bit bold for my taste.Isn't it just as well that oour tastes are all so different? Enjoy CHA.Best wishes Christine x

Sandra F said...

It's so pretty Sue. Enjoy the CHA

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Wow, love this card! Hope you enjoy the CHA and manage to find lots of lovely things to bring back for us! Love Jean x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - sort of like this but it's not a favourite. I think it's the mix of the two backgrounds. Enjoy CHA and bring us all some goodies. Kathy x

Jane in Spain said...

Really really pretty!

Victoria said...

Very classy, love the use of the negative. ENjoy CHA!! (like you need me to say that!)

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card I like the background paper and what you have done with it.
Have a good finding session at CHA.
Look forward to seeing all of the new goodies you will bring us even if I can't afford them.
Lydia
X

Bea said...

Lovely card Sue - enjoy CHA

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card. Dont know how you do it but I'm glad you do!

Grimsby Chris

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card. I love the background paper and layered lace effect. This would make a great girlie photo frame. Well there's an idea! Yet again. All the best at the CHA show. X

martine said...

hi sue i love this card so pretty good luck at CHA i would love to go i would want everything (like always lol) so have a great time lucky you xxx
martine xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the background paper. Have fun at the CHA :)

Clare x

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card, hope you have a fab time at CHA and bring back lots of new goodies for us all xx hazel

joy said...

Hi Sue
I feel the same way about the pink myself. The card is lovely and i bet you have plenty more that we have not seen. Thats because the dies sell out so fast.[on your shows }
Hope you have a great time at the cha { you lucky lady }
Wish i could have gone. Oki seen you soon.
joyce.e

yvette said...

Love this card!!! I wish you so much fun at CHA, and I am not jealous one bit!! UGH :) ... bring back lots of fun and exciting ideas to show at C&C and your blog, for us lot to drewl over!!

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue loved this card when it was on TV and it looks even better close up.Hope you enjoy the show and find lots of goodies.

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, I particularly like the way you have done the borders - another idea for me to try. Pat x

cebelica said...

Beautiful card. Enjoy the CHA! :)

kimberley said...

Another cracker Sue although i agree with your comment about the brightness of the roses. Have a wonderful time in chicago!! take care,x.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

This is a gorgeous card although the backing paper is a bit busy cutting the aperture out and adding the beads has really toned it down

Have fun at the CHA wish I was there looking at all the new goodies

Sue xxx

Carol H said...

Neautiful.

Cdteach said...

Another good idea Sue. I have some backing papers that I love but are a bit too bright so I'm going to try them out with microbeads.

Enjoy CHA - from the sneal peeks that have been online I think some of the new spellbinders releases are really pretty. and the shapeabilities expandable patterns are amazing.

Jan

Sandybee said...

I really like the micro beads over the flower paper Sue and the borders look good layered.
Enjoy the CHA and bring us back some lovely new crafty bits

xx Sandra

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD LOVE THE BACKING PAPER AND THE WHOLE CARD LOVELY

Clai01 said...

Fingers are crossed! have a fantastic show time! can't wait to hear about it and see photos
pretty please! the card is very pretty too LOL !

lilygee said...

Another gorgeous, feminine creation Sue - very appealing. So excited for you going to CHA - would so love to be there - why don't you ask C&C to organize a bargain trip to the next CHA for us Sue - that would be marvellous!! but I won't hold my breathe on the bargain side. Hope you have a great time and looking forward to seeing your pictures. Take care.
love lilygee xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

lovely card not one of my favs have good time at CHA u lucky lady

hotpotato said...

Have fun at CHA.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Nice card. Love the frame element. Enjoy the CHA. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Granny Ado said...

A different paper with pink rose! Could do with some more bright colours to cheer us up in UK. Your cards are always cheerful

Linda said...

Another stunner of a card. I love the way you have toned down the card and the border looks fab.
I hope you have a great day at CHA and happy shopping I hope you find lots of lovely new crafty goodies.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Jealous am I! Love todays card with use of micro beads to calm down paper, borders look great with use of narrow strip of embossing folder. Please post some pics of CHA. Enjoy!
ValC

sue said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty card today. Good luck with the CHA.
Hugs Sue M x

Lacelady said...

I love the three rows of punched borders on this card - looking forward to seeing what goodies you find too.

Diane said...

So pretty Sue !! Love it !!

hugs Diane xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
have fun at the CHA - I dread to think what goodies you'll find - it means some more hits on my purse!
The card is lovely, must get my brain round to using the apertures of the dies as they look so stunning.

Lucy said...

My favorite part on this card is the layered Moroccan borders at the bottom. It adds an extra punch. Have fun at CHA. Looking forward to some reports.

lindyloo12 said...

Looking forward to hearing about your new finds, I liked lots of individual bits of this card, but I am not a great fan of busy background papers, even though you toned the colour down with the beads.

Ruthie said...

Such a pretty pretty card, the border is becoming one of my favourite dies. Have a great time in Chicago, it is really hot there right now, my best friend lives next door to the Drake Hotel. Buy lots of cool stuff we are reliying on you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what an exciting day! Have fun. Love the card. It is very girly & textural. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely, girly card. Love the petticoat border.

Hope you have a great time at CHA.

Erica x

Cornish Emma said...

Good Morning Sue, I hope you have fun looking at all the new craft goodies, lucky you!
Great card and fab idea to cover a paper with micro beads if its too bright, love teh borders on this card.
Emma

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what an exciting day, all those crafting goodies! Have fun. the card is really pretty, a nice way to tone a bright backing paper down with the microbeads.
Carole N x

Sue Parish said...

OH LUCKY,LUCKY SUE!
Have a wonderful time at CHA. Hope you've got your camera with you!
Absolutely love today's card. So pretty - AND a double bow!
I'm another who doesn't very often actually make apertures, although I do like to use up the piece of card that I've cut a shape out of on another card, mostly as a frame though. Will have to put my brain in reverse - make apertures and use up the shapes cut out on the other cards!
Sue xx

Wendy L said...

gorgeous creation. Have a great time in windy city. xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card!!..I love..:)..Enjoy your day...xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I hope you have a fantastic time at CHA and come back with lots ideas to feed our thirst.
This is a really pretty card love the way you have toned dowwn the pink with clear micro beads - I often pick up paper and think it to bright, when micro beads are added it just perfect, thank you for passing this tip on to us. Love Bren

Sue B said...

Morning Sue, another fab card very girlie. Wish we could go to CHA how exciting but will wait with anticipation to discover all your wonderful finds. Get the camera at the ready Sue.
Sue B

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, What a very pretty card,& the micro beads add a great touch, looking forward to see waht you bring back from CHA, take care & have fun vanessa. xx

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue,
I hope you are enjoying CHA I would love to be there with you. Very pretty card, looking forward seeing all the goodies you get. Hugs Ann

Christine said...

You really have mastered the knack of combining and blending different components to make a beautiful card! Lovely.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Becci said...

Love it :) xxx

Becci said...

Love it! :) xxx

Tres said...

Hi sue. I like the layout of this card but I do not like the rose card. Even toned down.(sorry.) I think it is just too busy. Other than that it is a very nice card. I love the three border edges together. Have a lovely time at the CHA. Love Tres x x x

Carol said...

hi sue

what a pretty card so girley.don't know about the bright pink colour
flowers but the cutting out of the
card with the dies looks great.love the border layers and the bow /pins.
have a great time at CHA and bring back lots of goodies for all the bloggers to go mad with. and lots of photos for all of the bloggers to see whats going on in CHA shows.

Love Carol W xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue


Beautiful card love the vintage style rose paper and putting the micro beads on it looks lovely I like the way you have cut all the appertures and layered them up very very nice.
Good luck with the CHA show must be so exciting seeing all the new products have a great time.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

CraftyJo said...

Great idea to tone-down the pink that way! Very inventive.

gwen70 said...

I love the borders and the gorgeous bow, not sure about the backing paper

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
hope you have loads of fun at the CHA wish was there. Good luck with finding the hidden treasure there x

What a great way to tone the paper down. love the layered boarder too. Its singing to me.

Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love the way the beads tone down the background paper without completely over powering it. Love the apperture as well. Have fun at CHA.

Love Rosemarie xx

Victoria said...

I remember seeing this paper before - it's gorgeous as is the whole finished card. Enjoy yourself at CHA!

Dawn Louise said...

Pretty card today, not a fave of mine but great ideas. love the layered borders at bottom. hope ya got comfy shoes on, have a marvellous time, I've got my eye on some of the new releases already x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Lovely card Sue I really like the rose paper but I'm not so keen on the background. Hope you're having a ball and look forward to seeing all the goodies you've found for us ;0)

JennyH. said...

Lovely card - great to see some different colours on your site. Hope you have a wonderful time at CHA and bring back lots of exciting items that will inspire us all.
Take care.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Very very pretty
Margaret L

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, have a great time at CHA it must be like Aladdin's cave oooh heaven! Just love everything about this card, it's beautiful! Will have to give this one a try. Take care, hugs Christine H xx

Phil D said...

you are amazing in your variety and technique - great card
Phil D

Bosquie said...

Love the paper and the effect of micro beads is stunning. Good luck today. Must be like being a child in a sweet shop.EnjoyXX

Sue - said...

That is sooo pretty!

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - I love the design of this card but not too keen on the background paper, even with the microbeads (which I love).

I hope you enjoy the CHA - you lucky thing! Wish I was there with you.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Pearl said...

Love how you have made 3 layers of the border. Papers are lovely too. Beautiful card!
Pearl x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Sue have afabulous time at CHA
Hugs Dianne xx :)

salem said...

it works for me "!"!. love color . etc fab card

nesscraftyqueen said...

OMGoodness Sue
I don't think you have any idea how stunning this is, so very pretty and it just knocked me ut it is that good.

Been away from home for a few days so wasn't able to comment on last weeks cards but they were beautiful as usual!

Thanks also for my blog candy which was waiting for me when I returned home, I will be putting it to good use!

Hope your browse around the CHA arms you with loads of goodies to bring back for us, I have seen quite a few sneak peaks on the various bloggers that work with Spellbinders and JustRite. I simply can't wait to see what might be on the way.

Crafting hugs
Ness xx

Claveh said...

Stunning card Sue, I love the way the micro beads calm a colour down a little, enjoy the CHA, I guess it would make no difference if I told you I was jealous!! xxx

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! I really like the patterned papers you used on this card. Have fun at CHA!

Mary at Doghouse said...

Hello Sue

Loved this one when you demoed it on C & C. Enjoy CHA and tempt us with more goodies

Beverley said...

Hi Sue have a great time at the CHA and bring back loads of goodies for us crafters.
Take care now
beverley

Findtime2craft said...

Very feminine card love it enjoy CHA
Hugs.....wendy

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
a nice card but a bit pink for me
but like the layout and love the micro beads use thema lot.
Nancyd xx

john said...

hi sue
what a pretty card it simply beautiful

debbie pugh xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely gorgeous!! Unlike you, pink is my favourite colour...so this card is very me. Love Sam xxx

Jane said...

Not sure about the aperture but the rest of the card if beautiful.

Jane xx

Roma said...

Love the idea, enjoy CHA!!!

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card. The micro beads technique would suit me too over the pink roses. You are so clever and never fail to amaze me how you keep coming up with different ideas, love them. Thanks Beverley x

Vie Carter said...

Have a great time in the windy city

Vie
x

utilitygirl said...

I love the frilly border on this card Sue, very pretty

baconbits said...

Afternoon, Well i hope that you have had a great time at CHA and purchased loads of goodies for us....
A stunning card - what else needs to be said.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Tracie Carmody said...

Gorgeous, really works well together the different shapes x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue hope you have great time at CHA and this card is fabulous and I love the paper even though is not TEAL.
God bless
JanNxx

Shazza said...

very pretty, enjoy CHA x

Meg said...

Love the design but the rose paper doesn't appeal to me..still all it needs is the paper of your choice.
Happy shopping
Margaret O

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Well its my birthday today the sun is shining I've been to Poole Quay for a picnic my hubby bought me the Silhouette Cameo Whoop Whoop and you put a beaut of a card on just round of my perfect day. Enjoy CHA
Thank you
Lizzie xox

Buttons said...

Love the way you create lacy edges on your cards with the borders. They really finish the card beautifully. Have a great time at CHA. Hugs, Buttons x

Helen O said...

Very girly and lovely, Love the colours, design and layout Sue, fingers crossed for some exciting stuff at the CHA, I wish I was there, Helen O xxx

jordiegirl said...

Very pretty.

sued99 said...

Oh wow. What a pretty card and the bow is back!

nikkib said...

Lovely a great way to tone down papers which are too bright... enjoy CHA ..... x

jennywren1947 said...

never thought of using a pattern paper 4 the diecut part will from now on good way of getting rid of my stash lol this card is lovely thanks sue 4 yet another idea
hugs chris x

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Lovely card, I'm glad you used the micro beads to subdue the pink, it has created a lovely effect!
Love all the elements used and the compposition.
Hope you've had a great day at CHA, Happy shopping!
Lara xxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, what a good idea to tone down paper can't wait to give it a try, love my micro beads. Have a great time at show and bring back some new goodies x

Maryann said...

A great card Sue, thoug the paper isn´t exactly my type, but the card itself is really cool and with another paper, it´ll look awesome.
Have a wonderful time at CHA, I admit, that I´m sooo jealous he he he.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello again,
I think I have caught up, at last.
Well you really have had an array of opinions for this card haven't you.
The unfortunate thing about cards like this one, is that any shadow or slight colour change caused by the camera can really affect the viewers opinion. It is a real shame as this card looks lovely close up.
I am blessed to liking a variety of styles and colours, so bright pink flowers are a thumbs up for me. Also I love the way you have stamped the background to echo the background behind the roses on the focal piece. Little techniques like this show a dedicated crafter.
Hope CHA is a winner for you.
Take care Linda xx

Ayelet said...

Gorgeous card!
Love the pile of borders at the bottom :)

sheila said...

i do like vintage floral papers and this one looks stunning with the microbeads ( I just love them), this card is lovely. I am sure you will have a great time at CHA, looking forward to your pictures.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, as you say the background rose paper is quite bright but you've done real well in toning it down with the micro beads! All in all everything co-ordinates together & it's turned out to be a very pretty card! Hope you've had a great time at CHA & managed to get loads of goodies to show us! I bet you're just as excited! Ooooo can't wait! Take care xx Love Karen xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

love the concept Sue but not to partricular about the pattern paper. Spend well

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Oh so gorgeous what else is there to say except have a good day can't wait to hear what new goodies you discover take care.
Margaret

Ali W said...

Really like how you have toned down the paper with the micro beads, great idea. Bring us some new and wonderful innovative goodies from CHA, knowing your past record, I'm sure you will. Have fun! Alison :)

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.Sue.
Sonia x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.Sue.
Sonia x

SUZYD said...

VERY PRETTY CARD.SUZYD X

Craftychris said...

So pretty! Have a fab time at CHA xx

franzesjoi said...

wow sue this is soooo prettty!!!!!!

Moni said...

Fab card, love the background paper. Hugs,moni

Deborah said...

Another special card Sue...how do you do it?????...The colors are soft and floaty...Have fun at CHA...look forward to seeing new products.
Take care. Deborah :)

sharron field said...

Hi Sue,
What a fantastic card, right up my strasse!!

That backing paper is just gorg and and the stacked borders and bow just bring the whole thing together.

I am so jealous of your talent (and craft stash, I have to say)!
Sharron ;0)

lynda said...

SIMPLY GORGEOUS HUGS LYNDA