Monday, 9 July 2012

There's Only One

 Hello everyone!  I hope you were able to stay dry over the weekend.  I do recall seeing a small patch of blue on Saturday at one point!  I hope today's card will lift your spirits if you weren't able to see the sun at all the past few days.  I started by embossing my white background using the Valor embossing folder.  I picked a rather bright blue but still close to navy in colour and cut four of the Vintage Lace Accents.  I used a small scallop circle on the inside to cut frames out of them.  I just wanted to see a bit more of my background through them.  I am kind of in love with this particular die from my sets.  Usually it is the largest Motif shape that gets the most use, but I just love the laciness that this piece has to offer.  So I placed them all over my background as a backdrop to the Labels eighteen die that I used for the focal element.  I cut a frame from two of the sizes of labels 18 from white card that had a sticky sheet adhered to it.  Once cut, I peeled off the backing paper and micro beaded it.  I stamped my sentiment on white card and mounted it behind my frame.  I added two sizes of the Nestabling natural pearls in the Labels 18 shape.  I love nestabling and would probably use it every chance I get, but they never seem to be in stock for any of my shows.  I am going to have to work on that (Note to self)!  I cut a small piece of the matching blue card for the bottom of my card.  Using my score board, I put vertical lines through it (like on the poinsettia card from yesterday).  Yes, I like the look of it and do it probably far too often.  I cut a vintage lace border to go across the top of my blue band.  I tied a double ribbon out of the offwhite silky crush ribbon and added a small Dazzler to the centre. I decided to use the offwhite colour ribbon rather than the white to help balance the micro beads and the pearls in the focal element.  They are clear, but they will slightly change the colour over very light card.  I pierced the edges and called it a day!  I hope it brings a little sunshine to your day!  All for now, Sue x

145 comments:

Pam said...

Blue and white, so crisp and refreshing. I love the sentiment piece with the pearls, so opulent, and my favourite bow.

Jan said...

Morning Sue, I love the fresh crisp look the blue and white creates the Lacy effect really comes through, pretty and elegant at the same time.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
very elegant. /Think the embossing always makes the card look expensive. Neat idea to cut out the die to see more of the background.
It songs to me .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

scrappyjen said...

Gorgeous. Love the effect of pearls and bows with lace effect. Jenx

Vick said...

A very classic, clean crisp card, lovely! xxVick

Julia Watts said...

Lovely! Julia xxxx

debs said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card love the navy and white that one of my favourite colours together. It so elegant these are one of my favourite dies. All together I love it.
Take care Suem

Debs Artliff

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, another masterpiece, you always amaze me by producing so many different projects.

Wilma

melanie said...

Sue what a stunner of a card ,raining here at the moment well a least the water company has lifted the hose pipe ban .

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Clai01 said...

Really lovely card i love the bow.

Ali W said...

Gorgeous as ever Sue. Clean and fresh, that's what we could do with here instead of....... No I'm not going to talk about weather! Have a lovely day, Alison ;)

Debby Beery said...

Sue,

I love this card. Those Sue Wilson dies are fantastic. Nice job. Happy trails home.

Olga said...

It looks excellent!

lestim said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous as usual. They are all so wonderful, I'm running out of things to say. Best wishes, Lesley x

BridgetCG said...

Lovely card Sue, like the idea of scoring the vertical lines, must try that. Bx

baconbits said...

Morning, a very crisp andclean card. Very elegant and expensive looking. Like the concept of cutting the middle of the die to see more background - after all you have embossed it so its good to see it.
Have a safe journey today.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I don't know if I like this or not - I must be having one of those days!
Rgs
ClareW

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely, pretty card, classy and elegant what more can you say.
We had a lovely sunny day on Saturday but dull and wet yesterday.
Have a great time in America and see you in August. Happy crafting
Tina x

Victoria said...

Nice card showing that the dies don't always have to be layered. Crisp colours are very effective and a bow again!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, The bow is back, yippeee. This is the first time that I can't decide if I like the card or not. It is not a 'me' card. Love blue and white together, very nautical, but don't particularly like how you have placed them. This card doesn't 'sing' to me, sorry Sue. Love the nestabling pearls and the vertical embossing and also the embossing folder. Beautiful bow, glad the 'bow' is back. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Oksana said...

Lovely! Very elegant!x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, a lovely, elegant card...we had a nice day yesterday(always just the one day in between the rain!) and the sun shone, trouble was we stayed indoors in the afternoon to watch Andy! Carole Z X

Janice K said...

Beautiful! x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely clean card. Love the colours. Another triumph Sue.

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful card Sue. Images of sophisticated steam punk! TY Sue

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the blue and white very crisp and elegant. Not sure about the layout bit fussy for my taste. We had a lovely day on Saturday followed by a dull Sunday morning which did brighten in the afternoon.
Have a good trip.
Lydia
X

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
very lovely card today. I love the nestabling and of course your dies. I am very fond of pearls on cards/
Have a great crafty sunny day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - rather dull this morning here in Burgundy but good for some of the household tasks that didn't get done last week and of course crafting this afternoon!! I love the blue and white and that emboss folder is one of my favs. Enjoy the trip
Janet x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love today`s card nice clean and crisp,love the blue and white combo. Can I just say that trying to get "Nestabling" here in UK is hopeless, I find it very difficult. Never seem to get the ones I want. I do hope you are able to source it.
Love these dazzlers I have used lots of them.

Patricia xx

Clare said...

Lovely card. We actually had quite a nice day yesterday - back to rain again today tho :p

clare x

auscrafts said...

very elegant .these 2 colours always look good

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, beautiful and elegant. Haven't got your dies yet but on my need list. Do like the vertical lines you are bringing in to your designs. Sunny here in Somerset yesterday but stayed in watching Andy :(.
Hugs Christine H xx

Lacelady said...

It has certainly brightened my day, I love blue and white, it's always fresh looking.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Please try to get the Nestabling it makes such a statement on your card
Have a lovely time away from the rain ! Nice yesterday though !
LoveMarg

angiec said...

sorry ue but not really sure about this one

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, love the colours and clean lines of this card. great bow as usual. Hugs xx

Jane in Spain said...

Love the colours and the bow but not quite my style with the sentiment piece. Still good to see though!

Lin W said...

So want the micro beads,but everyone is out of stock.
GRRRRRRRRR
XXXX

Marleine said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card, so much to look at in it. Blue and white goes well together. An enjoyable card to make. All the best. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Wow, this is truly a stunning card! Just love your dies and the blue and white looks so elegant. Have a good trip tomorrow. Love Jean x

Carol H said...

Stunning card.

Linda said...

Happy Monday Sue, gorgeous card and lovely colour combination. Loving the embellishments.

Hugs
Linda xxx

hazel said...

Lovely card sue the nestabling looks so nice xx hazel

Jane said...

I to Love your dies Sue frilly the better for me, blue is not a colour I ever pick. but love the lay out.

Jane xx

HiggiSue said...

A really nice card Sue. note to self need this embossing folder.!! might try using cosmic shimmer pearls as I haven't got the nesti bling
have a great day. xx Sue Hxx

Karen said...

I like the design but all the bling is a bit much for my taste. Really love the bow though xx

Mac Mable said...

MOrning Sue..another wet one up here in Scotland. Love the colours of this card but not too keen on all the pearls, maybe just the one set but as always love your ideas and creativity, thnak you x

kimberley said...

Love the blue and white Sue but i'm afraid this card is just too fussy for me,take care,x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue love the crisp freshness of this card and allowing the background to show through more tones down the blue.

Sarah said...

A fabulous card Sue! Very elegant!

Sarah x

Lindsay said...

love the pearl border it's so opulent! Also, looking at your blog, I can see I'm going to have t oegt some micro beads as they look great :)

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, yes we were lucky and had a dry weekend with some sun y/day.

I love the colours of this card but not sure i like it, not sure why maybe just too much embellishment for me.
Emma

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I like blue and white, my shop and half my house are decorated blue and white, it is clean, bright and elegant, me too can never get the nestabling, a mission for you when you are back in the states tomorrow, the list is getting longer, lol.
Have a good flight
Happy2craft

yorkielass said...

Happy Monday Sue, Stunning, the blue and white so clean and crisp. These dies are my favourite, and the pearls and bow are gorgeous.
Had sun on Saturday, rain Sunday morning, sun in the afternoon, but was indoors watching Andy.
Have alovely day everyone.
Hugs June xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.

Love the card. A real 'Bobby dazzler'.

Evis.

dutchess said...

what a wonderful combination Sue, nestabling...micro beads and your dies, perfect and I love the plain blue with the embossed lines really classy! the sun is shining momentarily here in Selby but those big black clouds are not far away a crafty day I think! take care Margaret

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love the blue and white, so crisp looking. No sun here today, or yesterday for that matter. Enjoy your trip to see your Mom and bring us back some lovely new ideas and goodies.

Love Rosemarie xx

Heather said...

Hi Sue!

Lovely card today simple but very effective and quick to do! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love the colour scheme of this card it looks so clean

Sue xx

Victoria said...

I love the clever layering of this card and how it creates such a wonderful centrepiece!

Ruthie said...

I needed cheering up today and you did it with this offering, thanks Sue.

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Blue and white, so crisp and clean. Lovely!
Erica x

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

nattyboots said...

Crisp and clear, with pearls and that fantastic bow ,what more could a girl ask for ?

Elaine H X

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, Another great card, the colours are lovely and although it looks as though you spent a lot of time creating it, from your instructions it is fairly easy to put together,just what all us cardmakers need. Have a good flight!

yorkshiresue said...

Absolutely beautiful and one I will
attempt!
Love Sue XXX

KellysKards said...

Beautiful card I love the pearls.

Cumbrianlass said...

Another stunner Sue, love the blue and white always looks so clean and crisp. Your dies look wonderful as the background.
Janet

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

not sure if i like this 1 {sorry} dont no wat it is just doesnt sing to me

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Navy and white what a lovely clean crisp conbination - simply divine.
Beverley W

Maggie said...

It's lovely. Just what we need as an antidote to all this christmas crafting going on. Nautical and nice. Thank you.xx

Christine said...

This is a lovely card, as usual. We are spoilt!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Pauline99 said...

Super card sue loving the pearls never though of using them inside the shape before going to have to try that.
Also loving the blue and white it's lovely and fresh and could be used for many occasions which always appeals to me.
I do believe I have that label set but not used it yet I can't think why not. Probably spoilt for choice.lol

Hope it's sunny where you are, all the best Pauline

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Love the card!
Every element, especially your dies!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Rose in Chester said...

You love your microbeads, don't you. I've bought them but haven't used them yet - however, it's only a matter of time......
I bet they look fantastic on black as well...

Ayelet said...

Amazing card!
I love the colors and the lace circles.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card again. Very cheerful after a grey weekend and a grey morning here in West Sussex. Helped by the hose pipe ban being lifted! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Heather said...

Hi Sue this card certainly brought sunshine to a very dull day. I was looking through my old embossing stencils and came across one with stripes at the bottom and blank on the top, I have never used it because I thought it was boring. Since you have posted cards that you have used a scoring board at the base I thought I would try it. It is brilliant I used an embossing folder at the top and Voila. I love the colours you've used in today's card also the micro beads another technique I learned from you
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the way you have cut circles out of the vintage lace accents. It changes the shape completely. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Vie Carter said...

What a great card, love these dies, the colours are just what is wanted with this bleak weather we are having

wonderful

Vie
x

Sue B said...

What a lovely card, the blue is very striking. I would like to put in a request, please can I buy a jar of your ideas,lol.
Sue B

franzesjoi said...

very lovely, sue!!! :) another stunning card...

lilygee said...

The blue and white is lovely Sue - very inspiring - feel like making a blue and white card now!
love lilygee xxx

May said...

The blue & white is simply Stunning..fabulous design... love it!! Hugs May x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love your vintage lace dies but I am just not that keen on this card. (sorry.)Love the bow though!! Tres x x x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love Blue and White its so clean and crisp looking love the card too
Thank You
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

gwen70 said...

Another great card Sue

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely colour combination and those blingey pearls very pretty card. Like your idea to cut the four circles and put behind the labels die will try this one.

Safe journey
Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Great card, love the pearls.
Margaret L

Planetsusie said...

I love blue and white Sue but I think the pearls spoil it a little. I don't know why but this card is not singing to me. I do love the dies though.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

nannapat said...

Lovely card as usual Sue. Great idea using the double sided sticky sheets with the nesties. Pat x

Carol Parker said...

Stunning card... love blue and white. Carol x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
love the colours but it's all a bit too fussy for me.
Have a great day.

Marianna Hammer said...

That's a very pretty card. I love your bows, they make such a difference to every card.
By the way, are the Sue Wilson Vintage Lace Accents not available anymore? I have looked for them everywhere...

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, very wet where I am still!! Wot a summer!! I love the card though and at least it's a good excuse to have some crafty time when the weather is so bad. Love Sam xxx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
So elegant I love this one and the bow! Rain what rain, we had a super sunny day on Saturday and only a little shower on Sunday here in the Lake District we are lucky someitmes.
Margaret

Sandybee said...

A gorgeous card as always, love the effect of the Nestabling

xx Sandra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love your card, I have just been catching up with your wonderful blog, love all your other cards that you have posted while I have been A.W.O.L. I have been A.W.O.L. for a VERY good reason, I have been painting my new crafting space. It is a wonderful log cabin, with doors that open out in to the garden (can't wait to start crafting out there), just waiting for the new flooring to go in & I'll be in craft heaven.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving the symmetry on this one.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely fresh looking card the nestabling looks lovely and your bow is georgeous - A real Sue Wilson statment Bow !!
have a good day. Bren

Dawn Louise said...

really like the card and colours, I think the bling pearls though knock it off a little to be honest. gorgeous bow and me likeS these dies x

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, l used your Vintage Lace dies for he first time yesterday, they arrived when l was away on holiday, they are magic.my husband was impressed with them too. Think my fav is the border but both the motifs are fantastic also the square small one, l could go on and on, you might guess l am totally smitten with them. Safe journeys, come back soon. Hugs Ann

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Loving this shade of blue. Loving this card. Classy ;0)

salem said...

eyecatching"!"! love colors
still in wellies "!""!"!

kimmie_35 said...

This is a very pretty card!
Hugs
Kim
x

guffie said...

lovely colours quite striking infact certainly a stand out card xx gail

CraftyAnn said...

Just love everything about this card especially the dies

hotpotato said...

I've a pot of the micro beads, but as yet haven't had time to play with them.

Barbara said...

Love those embossing folders and the nestabling really makes the die stand out from the card. Lovely card as always Sue!!!

Hellma said...

Great card.

Findtime2craft said...

Beautiful elegant card
Hugs......wendy

Tracie Carmody said...

I love what you have done with the pearls, what a fab idea and makes the card even more special x

Moni said...

Fab card, love the dies and great details. Hugs,moni

Shazza said...

so beautiful x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, Love It, Love It, Love It, take care vanessa xx

jordiegirl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Granny Ado said...

Love the pearls. Love the card

nikkib said...

Gorgeous card once again Sue, how do you do it?

alimecca said...

Hi Sue

Love the colours but unfortunately not the card for me - it's a bit too fussy for me. Sorry!

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Just love your vintage lace
dies very versatile, nice colours
on this card but not one of my favs. love the nestabling and bow
and I received my dazzlers last week and
put them on two cards already just
love them.
Nancyd xx

Claveh said...

This is really lovely Sue, I love the simplicity and nice pattern that has been made using the die cuts. Great job! xxx

Lucy said...

I'll trade our heat wave for your rain and cool temps any day. I can see how this would lift anyone's spirits, though, including those of us who go into a funk when it gets too hot. Nice use of the dies. Good idea to let the background show though. Have they run out of microbeads yet? I think they add a lovely touch and I'm glad you use them.

magpie said...

Hi Sue,gorgeous card! Love the lacy dies! I have the picot edge circle ones from last year & I've got some somewhere in my stash where I cut the middles out. The blue one's that you have done look lovely against the white embossed background. I can imagine them in red or lilac.... I suppose you could put flowers or a topper in the middle of the circles too. I do love those dazzlers, they add a bit of bling alongside with your lovely bows! Lovely card Sue, "Thank you" for the sunshine, love to you & your mom & have a good journey tomorrow xx Love Karen xx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue lovely card yet again,its different
hugs chris x

Ladock girl said...

Another lovely card Sue. Love Linda xxx

lesley said...

hi sue not sure about this card i think its just because its got more going on than your recent samples i love the colours though love lesley xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Showery on Saturday but a really lovely day on Sunday in North Devon - today too, I've been to RHS Rosemoor gardens, was super. Home tomorrow - hope my little cottage didn't get washed away while I was down here!
Gorgeous card Sue, I love blue and white.
Hope you have a safe and pleasant journey tomorrow,
Sue x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, lots of Bling here, love the pearls. Anne

lorraine (classylady) said...

lovely card Sue, safe journey tomorrow.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

brenda said...

Blue and White always a lovely combination, love the way you have used the pearls Sue. Have great trip back home but hurry back lol. X

Bosquie said...

You've done it again! Love the colour combination,and the pearls really set it off.XX

sheila said...

I am so sorry Sue, this is the first time I have had to say something negative about your creations, I don't know why but this card does nothing for me. I love all of the different elements but somehow they just don't seem to flow.

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

I havent been on blogger for a wee while, hit a bit of a crafty slump :o(

I have now had the chance to have a wee look through your lovely cards that I had missed.

They are all gorgeous as always, love the colours of this one and the pearls just make it really expensive and elegant looking.

Hope you are keeping well.

Much love

Amanda xx

SUZYD said...

LOVELY CARD,VERY ELEGANT.SUZYD X

Buttons said...

Wish the sky was that pretty! Hugs, Buttons x

cebelica said...

I love all the beads. Beautifully made! Hugs!

zerena said...

Morning, like it not sure about the pearls around the outside but then others seem to think they look fab. All the best Zerena

john said...

beautiful card sue i love the blue and white together its very summery
shame the weather isnt lol
debbie pugh xx

Pearl said...

Love the bow on this one!
Pearl x

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card SUE X

Ardilla said...

Beautiful card!!!
I love the blue, the big bow and the pearls :)

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! Love the bright blue and white combination.

Su said...

Love the bow, sentiment, background etc just not certain that the blue vintage lace 'doilies' work for me... hey ho, it's good that we all like different things.

Su (Soop) x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, love the touch of blue, very fresh. Lol Lynne M