Thursday, 5 July 2012

Ode To Nadine

 Hi blog friends!  This is an older card that I have never posted because I couldn't find the pictures that I took of it.  I finally got the card out and took some new ones (I thought you might need a break from all the Christmas cards!)  This card is the result of seeing a card that blog follower Nadine sent me one day.  I have laced my borders with ribbon many times, but she sent me a card where she had done it going across the card diagonally.  I had never thought of doing that!  I thought I would have a go at it and see how it looked.  I rather like the way it adds a bit of fun to the card!  (I am not particularly happy with the way the photo makes the yellow ribbon look so bright, it was actually a perfect match to my background paper, but oh well!)  I started by making my own double sided paper.  One side grey and one side yellow by using our self adhesive sheets in between them.  I cut the Floral Burst Cut, Fold, Tuck die using this paper.  Once the pieces had been folded and tucked it showed off my dual coloured paper nicely.  I folded the centre down and glued it in place then put a small grey clay flower that I had in the middle as an accent.  Once I adhered it to the top right corner of my card, I used the silver Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue to add dots to the openings left by folding the centre pieces.  I cut two of the Moroccan borders for the diagonal border across the card.  I used the yellow vintage ribbon (primrose) to lace them.  I stamped my sentiment then embossed it in silver.  I cut it out with the small Floral Oval set and mounted it on a grey oval die cut and then in the lower left hand corner of my card. I added some silver glue dots to the cut outs in the die.   I added some silver pearl swirls (from my stash) to the card as an accent and pierced just the top corner of the background paper.  I matted and layered with some yellow and grey card.  Using the silver PVA glue again, I added small dots around the edge to frame and finish my card.  Definitely a bit different than my usual style, but I rather like it for a change.  Thanks again to Nadine for her inspiration!  All for now, Sue x

150 comments:

Pam said...

This is such a pretty card and so many different elements and techniques on it. The lacing is delicious, I love the way you have dressed the inside of the cut and fold die piece, makes it look more feminine. Just lovely.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning, Sue
I love the cut fold tuck dies and this card will inspire my day. Received your dies yesterday and my life is complete until you show something else fun. Cheers

debs said...

Morning sue what beautiful card I like as it is different I love the lacing on it but I still can't do it if there's anyone out there that could let me know how to do it. I have used like doing the cut fold and tuck die a lot.
Take care Sue.

Debs Artliff

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fantastic card today. I love everything about it, especially those swirly silver pearls. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card, I love the lacing
hugs Linda

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card with the pleated ribbon. The yellow does over power a bit but we can't all be perfect photographers.

Wilma

Maryann said...

I like this way very much. The ribbon really makes it pop the way you´ve made it, and as I love ribbon as much as I love papers, I´ll just HAVE to try this out too he he he. I think the yellow looks great,

marg said...

Hello Sue
This looks so much work I like lacing and Ribbons, well done!
LoveMarg

baconbits said...

Morning, What a very feminineand elegant card.I really like the ribbon going across the card it adds a new twist.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue
A very pretty card, I like the pearly swirls, they are different, I had a go at lacing when I saw this card on the shows, it was not as neat as yours, lol. The grey and lemon is a lovely combination, all in all, just lovely.
Have a great day everyone
Happy2craft

joy said...

Hi Sue
wow i do like this card so much going on but not to busy for me .
I have the cut tuck and fold but not yet used them.will try this weekend .
joyce.e

Felicie said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card.I love the way you have used the ribbon,very beautiful.
Felicie

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, loving the lacing..well inspired Nadine! Carole Z X

BridgetCG said...

Fab card Sue, love the grey and yellow colour combo. Bx

cebelica said...

Oooooh, I LOVE this!!!! What a great idea to thread ribbon this way. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs! xx

Marlene said...

Morning Sue. I like the card but love the style. No so sure about about the yellow ribbon. It kinda takes me out of my comfort zone. X

Vick said...

Morning Sue,

I love this card but im sure you've already posted it or it could be that i saw it a few times on tv, maybe thats where and im getting confused, it doesnt take much believe me, lol, love it anyhow!! Hugs Vick xxx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
ytchannel Vixcrafts

Anonymous said...

Nice - but not one of my 'must try myself' favourites.
Rgs
Clare

Jan said...

Morning Sue, not sure if this one does it for me seems overly busy but individually I like the different techniques. I think it possibly could grow on me though!

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Love this card, all the different elements come together beautifully with the different tones of the colours you have used. I love the pearly swirls you have used here, they are not your usual round pearls.
Gorgeous card..and thanks to Nadine for her crafty idea!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when you showed it on C&C and have been waiting for it to appear on your Blog with instructions. Love this card so much, don't think the camera really does the colours justice really. Love the lacing, that is one technique that I will be giving a try. The silver pearl swirls are to die for, they're gorgeous. I love the cut fold tuck die, I have used this die quite a lot myself. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Nice design, clever idea to make your own double sided paper like that, no limits now.....just time!! I'm sure you can tell me how to make time too,lol Mabex

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when you showed it on C&C and have been waiting for it to appear on your Blog with instructions. Love this card so much, don't think the camera really does the colours justice really. Love the lacing, that is one technique that I will be giving a try. The silver pearl swirls are to die for, they're gorgeous. I love the cut fold tuck die, I have used this die quite a lot myself. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Christine Harrop said...

Very pretty with that ribbon lacing. The grey and yellow together are really lovely.

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I love grey and yellow together this is a fabulous card. I will certainly be trying to make my own double sided paper using the self adhesive sheets I love that idea.
Hugs x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sue, love the card today, especially the silver pearly swirls. I know they are from your stash but can you get them here in the UK and if so where from - would love to own some. I seem to remember that you used them on another card you did a while ago.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. A bit too fussy for me but i can appreciate all the work that has gone into it.

Laura O said...

Fab card Sue .Like the silver glue dots for a change and the laced up ribbon is very pretty.Laura O

Jan.moogie said...

The sentiment on the card says it all Sue. Brilliant card.x

Janice K said...

What a great idea, the lacing and the positioning that is. Thanks Sue and Nadine.x

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card love those dies xx hazel

Mac Mable said...

MOrning Sue..great techniques and love yellow and grey together but not so sure about the ribbon, just not my style but still a very clever card Thank you for my daily fix x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the lacing of the dies and the cut fold dies (on my wish list.
Have a great day.
Tina x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a warm but dull morning here in Burgundy
I like the concept of diagonal with the ribbon along with the colours - I have used my morroc dies frequently diagonally as I think they just do the job.
More c.cards today for me and the chimney was swept perfectly yesterday - with no mess!!!!
Janet x

auscrafts said...

very pretty I do like yellow and grey together

Maid in Cornwall said...

Good morning Sue. This is the first time I have left a comment on your blog but have been logging on daily for a couple of weeks now for my daily inspiration. Today's card is right up my street. So different from what you would normally sit down to create yourself. I can see I'm going to have to get the Moroccan dies as you use them a great deal on your cards, showing how versatile they are. Thank you for creating so many different style cards. Avril.

Victoria said...

The lacing effect is lovely - well done Nadine and Sue!! Also like the colours together. Thank you for a brilliant card.

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - lovely card but a bit too busy for me and like others here, my lacing never lies as well as yours! Love the grey and yellow though - not a combo I use but I must try it. Kathy x

Joesgrandma said...

Very nice card. Live the background paper and the swirl! TY Sue

Shahab said...

Morning Sue,
What a delightful card love the use of the cut and fold die, I just think those dies are so nice.
and I use mine all the time in diffrent guises, they are stunning when parts are glittered.
love the lacing...once again a lovely card, I'm pleased to say I have all the dies that you used, so can't wait to give this project a go, thank you so much for sharing
have a wonderful weekend
Shahab x

nannapat said...

Clever idea of Nadine's and a beautiful card Sue. Pat x

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the lacing think it works particularly well going across the card (well done Nadine)Hugs xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue Mmmm....i like all the techniques but not all together im thinking ,as its just a little too busy for me ,but hey you can not please everyone all of the time eh ?

Elaine H X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
Well done Nadine, this is a lovely card, love the way the laced border goes across the card and I do love the fold and tuck dies. Love Jean x

Julia Watts said...

This is such a gorgeous card 'in the flesh'. Perfect! Hugs, Julia xxxx

Hellma said...

Fab card Sue, love the grey and yellow colour combination.

Heather said...

Morning Sue

I have never done anything with ribbon on those lines it is very effective i like it very much I shall definitely try that out! Thank you!
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

franzesjoi said...

what a beautiful card again sue!!!! lace and ribbon are too pretty.... must try this one.. :) beautiful!!!!

Victoria said...

I love this diagonal ribbon... thanks for the inspiration and to Nadine as well!

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the look of the laced ribbon.

Clare x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Love the laced ribbon and colour scheme.
Erica x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

LOVE THIS CARD HAVE ALL THESE DIES TO WHICH IS A BONUS BUT I WILL DO IT IN DIFF COLOURS AS THE GREY N YELLOW ALTHO NICE THEY DONT SING TO ME SORRY

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
What a supper card very busy but I love it
Thank you and Nadine

Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

hotpotato said...

July already it's time I started my Christmas cards. I've the Poinsettia die to have a play with as I liked what you have done with it.

jane said...

Morning Sue.
What a lovely card , I love yellow and grey together. The ribbon looks fab, I have not tried this technique yet but will be trying it out. My granddaughter is staying for the weekend and she loves using the dies she too is quite creative .
Have a lovely day

Jane Llewellyn

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I like he concept of this card but not so sure about the ribbon. I like the colours and the way you have used the dies.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue This card is really pretty but also different from the usual.Love the cut fold tuck dies.

Sandybee said...

What a pretty card Sue, I really like the way the dies are laced together and making your own double sided paper is such a good idea

xx Sandra

HiggiSue said...

Just lovely

lestim said...

Hi Sue, sorry this is too bust for me, I think I would like the ribbon to be be thinner so not so prominent. Best wishes, Lesley x

Carol H said...

What a lovely card I love these dies - the ribbon going across adds and different twist.

nesscraftyqueen said...

Aha I remember this card live on air and I love it but had forgotten about it, not anymore. I have all the dies used in this card so this is definitely one for me to copy. I am not a fan of yellow normally but I like the colour story here.

Off to do some creating, at last it's sunny at last and I have a sunshine yellow card to copy!! LOL

Crafting hugs
Ness xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Great card Sue, I love the idea of the border going diagonal would never have thought of that so a big thanks to Natalie for inspiring you to inspire us
Xxxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue must try that die

evis said...

Hi Sue.
A pretty card but I would prefer an even thinner ribbon. Lovely colours and one I would cetainly try.
Evis.

Carolyn B said...

What a lovely card. I love the Moroccan border die.

Carolyn B x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely idea (the lacing across I mean). However, for me that card is a tad busy - I probably would spread the ideas over two cards.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,Like this card nice colours,
I just made one last night a version of your cut out with the aster
die in black and white it turned out
great I am so thankful for your inspiration
I just tap into your blog when my mojo goes.
Nancyd xx

Lacelady said...

What a difference, with the lacing, and it's so effective.

Oksana said...

Lovely card Sue! Really like the colours!x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
The Cut and Fold die is so clever, makes a great accent. Another lovely offering. Anne x

Sarah said...

Hi Sue

A fabulous card yet again! Love the lacing idea!

Sarah x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a beautiful card, love the colour combo and the lacing is gorgeous. I have all the dies. so will definately try this.
Well done Nadine and thank you both for your inspiration.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Jane in Spain said...

Very unusual! Think I will try this is different colours

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty!!
Sorry not to have commeneted recently, but I am trying to avoid all the "C" word things!!!

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, love this card and the lace effect is striking. Well done Nadine and thank you both for sharing.
Take care, hugs Christine H xx

gwen70 said...

beautiful card Sue, love the lacing effect

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a shock. Thanks for the mention. Glad I gave u something back after all you have taught me. Think yours looks better than mine. More interest. I do love your work. And you make it look so easy.Send you some more cards soon
Just got one cut and tuck and make your work look amazing. Remember when we had to cut it all and couldn't get it all neat. Well done spellbinders seeing a opening tin the market.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Granny Ado said...

Cool idea! You should bring out a book!

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. I especially like the piercing as an accent. You are so sweet to remember where your inspiration came from & to mention Nadine each time. I can't remember where all my inspirational pictures & notes have come from, but nowdays I write the person's name underneath. Mainly it's you though. So a huge Thanks from me. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab dies and love the idea with the ribbon.Hugs,Mon

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Really lovely card.
Beverley W

Sandra F said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. I have that die but haven't taken it out of the packaging yet.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card I just love my cut and fold dies they are fantastic, much better than trying to cut them by hand and cutting fingers! Love the use of ribbon.
Margaret

Cornish Emma said...

I love the colours on this card, i also love my cut & fold dies. Another fab card.
Emma

Ann said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card lovin the colours you have used. So clever to lace up your die cut borders will have to try this one out.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianna Hammer said...

It's absolutely beautiful. I saved the screen pictures, when these were on Create and Craft. I love them :-)

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely feminine card,love the lacing.
Margaret L

Ruthie said...

I love the laceing really nice and the colours are great, and hopefully you have got out of your christmas phase. sorry

salem said...

fab card ,love lacing

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
too many things going on for me but individual elements are good

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for your own matching papers etc. Love the lacing. Saw this on C&C.
Val C

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A very pretty card Sue with a different way to use the borders that I never thought of either. :0)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card! It looks like it was very difficult and time-consuming though!! But it looks amazing. Love Sam xxx

Phil D said...

A lovely card Sue - your lacing techniques are amazing
Phil D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this card. Had not thought of using borders this way either. Hugs, Carol S.xx

kimberley said...

Not one of my favourites Sue but each to their own,take care, x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I love the lacing on this card. Feeling smug today because I have made some Christmas cards, so thanks for your recent inspiration.

Love Rosemarie xx

Raz said...

Hi Sue
as always a gorgeous creation. Just love the ribbon and lace. Love Raz

lilygee said...

Love the Moroccan dies and a really nice way to use ribbon.
love lilygee

Planetsusie said...

Oh I am so sorry Sue but I do feel there are too many focal points on this card. I love the tuck and fold piece but the bow through the two borders is too much for me. However I do love the colours used and the backing paper!!!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

lesley said...

love this card the cut fold and tuck dies are top of my list of things to get i didnt like them at first but since ive seen your samples i NEED them lol love lesley xx

Clevercrafter said...

Very beautiful card, I love the lacing.
Lorraine

barbiepinkfairy said...

a lovely different card demonstrating some new techniques. Have a nice day!

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card with the diagonal lacing and all of the other embellishments you added.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Now why have I never thought of lacing ribbon. Looks fab and will definitely be trying that.

CraftyLoops said...

What a fabulous card, I love the laces ribbon. Stunning colour combination too Sue. Lee x

Chris NURSER-STEPHENS said...

Hi Sue,

I'm very new to crafting so much so I'm just starting to buy all my basics ready to have a go. I have admired your cards for a long time and am going to have a go, but I wondered whether you can tell me which card stock you use, the weight of card and where you get it from? Thanks again and keep up the good work.

Carol said...

hi sue
what a gorgeous card love all the different elements. so much going on with this card. love the lacing across the card somthing new to try.also all the cosmis pearls on all the different peices you have used makes them on looks great.the colour combo is very gentle love it. I have just recived my kind thoughts stamps and cosmic shimmer pearl glue what a good card to try them on. the silver set of cosmic shimmer is next.

Love Carol xxx

Roma said...

Love the colours, and the tuck fold technique. The ribbon lacing is a nice change

sue said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card today. I like the lacing technique.
Hugs Sue M x

Bosquie said...

Lovely way to use ribbon. Very different.xx

Craftychris said...

Lovely card and that ribbon technique is fabulous! xx

JanieG said...

hi sue - love this card - so much fabulous detail that adds to create a really pretty finish - a real case of the finished card is far greater than the sum of its parts - lovely ideas to transfer to other cards

thanks Sue

Jane said...

Some thing a little different with this one ??I like this tuck and fold die,a little bit of lemon.

Jane xx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, Good afternoon! I remember this card when you had POTW... I think that's where I saw it. Anyway, I do love the cut, fold & tuck die cut...I'm getting better at it too! And the ribbon, I do love the diagonal look to it. I'm having problem with embossing and placing my sentiment in the center of my die. Do you stamp first and then cut or vice versa? Please could you help me, I would really appreciate it. I would like to re-create this please, I hope you wouldn't mind at all. Thanks again for giving us another inspiration, so that we could show everyone what Spellbinders can do to make us crafters look good...LOL and having a generous teacher that shows us to see the dies in many different ways! Take care always, Aggie Osborne xxx

Helen O said...

Wow a lot of patience and effort went into this card Sue, there are so many beautiful things on it thank you as always Helen O xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I like the way you've done the lacing with the borders..:)..Lovely card as always...xxxx

melanie said...

Lovely card, have just got the morrocan dies from Sam ,thanks Nadine for your insperation .Melanie

sued99 said...

I really love the laced ribbon.

jordiegirl said...

Love the lacing Sue - pretty card.

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue but just cant get into the cut and fold dies at least I have saved some money!!!

Lucy said...

Scrumptious! So much going on, but it all comes together perfectly. Nicely done!

Linda said...

Gorgeous I love the lemon ribbon through the dies and the papers are gorgeous. I love those pearl swirls they are stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

KellysKards said...

Wow what a lovely card. The colours are beautiful. x

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Love the lacing but afraid I'm not keen on the tuck and fold dies! Hope you've had a good day. Vicki x

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card. The yellow and grey looks great together :)
Love this ribbon idea!

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a pretty card, lovely.
vanessa xx

Ladock girl said...

love it. so classy. Love Linda xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Just seen this card and absolutely love the grey and yellow card mix. So clever to use the ribbon like that. Very inspirational. xx

Vie Carter said...

Just such a lovely card

Vie
x

nikkib said...

Love the colour combination Sue...beautiful card too

sheila said...

An exciting card with lots of techniques I am so glad you took another set of pics for us to see.

magpie said...

This card is lovely Sue. Love the colours & I'm sure (after all the inspiration you give us!)we can imagine the same tone of yellow of the ribbon & backing paper! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you Nadine! Thank you Sue! What a lovely title for a card, for an appreciation of an inspiration xx Love Karen xx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue love how u,ve woven the ribbon through this card
hugs chrisx

brenda said...

Not sure about the ribbon but love the rest of the card x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
I am in one of those moods sorry. I truly love the design and Nadine's idea in fabulous......... but for me I don't really like the colour scheme. I am not much into yellow and grey and not sure why. I think I am going to have to try making one for myself to see what is wrong with me.....LOL!!
Anyway, another gorgeous creation.
Hugs Linda x

ang said...

lovely and very unusual card thanks angxx

Dawn Louise said...

great card, like the idea too think twine would look good too with this technique x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! There is so much going on in this card and it's even more stunning in close-up.
I love yellow and grey together and the silver pearly swirls are just gorgeous.
Congrats to Nadine for the lacing inspiration,
Sue x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I have to say that I'm not very keen on this card - sorry. I like the die and quite a lot of the card but it's the ribbon I don't like. Still, can't like them all.

zerena said...

Morning, bit of an all singing all dancing card, not sure that I like all the combinations together, but everyone seems to like it. Zerena

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, like some of the other people that have commented I am not quite so keen on this one, but that must be the first time ever I have not loved one of your cards. However I like idividual pieces of it like using the the ribbon on the borders, so all is not lost ha ha!

angiec said...

i love the idea of lacing its something different

john said...

hi sue love the the use of the tuck and fold dies its beautiful
debbie pugh xx

Karen said...

Hi Sue, think the ribbon is a bit strong for me, perhaps in a more subtle colour? Love the dies though, and the layout xx

Claveh said...

This one has a little bit of a strange colour combination, but it works. Well done Sue. xxx

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