Saturday, 25 August 2012

Double Cut Aperture Card

Hello everyone!  Today's card uses both of the extendable backgrounds, but in completely different ways.  I was hoping to just illustrate how you can use your dies in various pieces rather than always in the whole.  I cut the lattice background in white to add some interest to my background.  I added it over some teal card so it would really stand out.  Next I used the Decorative Labels One to cut my aperture.  I used it twice to cut an extended opening to accommodate my lattice and give room for my flower and my sentiment tag.  This is very easy to do as you line the die up to one side and cut, then move it over but make sure the second cut overhangs the first cut area.  I mounted the black aperture piece with foam and did some faux stitching with the white Inkssential Ranger pen.  Next I cut two Vintage Lace borders from teal felt.  I added the redline tape to the bottom edge and rolled it and gathered and pleated as I went.  This creates a nice full flower effect.  I mounted it with glue dots in the lower corner with a messy bow tied from white American seam binding.  I cut the Botanical swirl background out of coconut white card.  I decided to nip away at it so I ended up with a nice sweeping swirl to use.  I mounted this coming out from underneath my flower and another small piece above my flower.  I stamped my sentiment and used one of the tags from my Vintage Lace set.  I inked it with Broken China while in the die, then cut one more out of black card.  I split in down the middle end to end and mounted it under each side of my tag as a shadow mat.  I decided to mat the whole card in white and I pierced the edges of the inner mat to finish it off.  How's that for a great big flower!  By the way, in case you missed yesterday's post,  I am giving away a couple of pairs of tickets to the Ally Pally show in London to someone leaving comments on today's and/or tomorrows posts, in case you are interested!  All for now, Sue x


183 comments:

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
As usual I just LOVE this STUNNING card. I have ordered the Lattice and Botanical dies Oh! I do hope they hurry up and arrive. Thank you for the great idea of cutting into the die to give foliage, I wish I had just a fraction of your imagination.
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia

Pam said...

Good morning Sue, todays card is stunning and uses the extendable dies in a way I would never have thought of. I love the felt flower and the card is so vibrant. I cast my votes yesterday and the website was so easy to work through, good luck on your nominations. I also thought you should have been selected for best demonstrator so you were also my choice for that one.

Karen R said...

This is just beautiful and so inventive, getting the most out of all the dies.

debs said...

Morning Sue I really like the colours you have used on this it is absolutely beautiful you are one talanted lady you give us so much inspiration amd I've been to vote for you now I'll get back to the card. I think I will have to invest in these dies I had to sit on my hands on tuesday as the funds are low but I've got have them so hurry up pay day as I really need them.
Take care Sue

Debs artliff

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue I have been debating on whether to get the lattice or botanical dies and now realise I need them both. Missed out on C&C and another supplier cannot deliver until September. Hate having to wait but I have learned my lesson to order and don't think! Your card today is o amazing can't wait to attempt making it. Voted for you and add you as best demonstrator as Pam did.

Wilma

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, saw you demo this and was gobsmacked of how you extended the opening. Would have never thought to do that in a million years but shall certainly apply that technique now.
You continue to be an inspiration.

Razzamajazza said...

Hi sue , I had been studying for a year and lost my crafting mojo until I saw you on c and c a few months ago! After watching yr demos I really got back into crafting and I read ur blog every day! Ty for the inspiration u have given me and as a result I have had an amazing summer of craft! I love today's card! Thanks again! Jx

suep said...

Again another fabulous card. I love the flower and going to buy some felt today to have a try using the Moroccan dies. Thanks for your inspiration and I've voted for you in the awards. Love Sue P x x

Sue Thom said...

Bore Da Sue - Good morning Sue I love the card fantastic..I would love to go in to the cup of chance please to win tickets to Ally Pally . Enjoyed every show on P.O.T.W. last week.Outstanding. I have also voted for you on Crafts beautiful.All the best for that too.When are you back on create and craft next Sue? All the best for now. Sue. x x x

helen garrington said...

Wow what a fabulous card! I'm waiting for my new dies to arrive can't wait to have a play!

cebelica said...

Good morning! :) This card is fantastic! The colours and that flower looks amazing. I love how it stands out. Hugs! xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
amazing stunning card today. Thanks for all the tips of extending our dies. Forgot about how to do that. Will have a go at that one. I also love the way you have cut down the botanical die to make those lovely swirls with leaves. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

melanie said...

Loved the demo of this on C & C these dies are on my wish listed ,Voted yesterday ,thanks for the chance of winning would love to see you in real life .Melanie

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card lovin the colours used. The botanical swirls look gorgeous and the felt flower is just amazing what a great idea to make a flower with the border die. Thankyou for sharing.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card. How do you keep doing it?
Evis.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Just amazing, love the colours, the botanical swirl, the felt flower, really stunning. I thought there were so many lovely samples on your shows, its going to be great following the blog, to see which one appears next. I would love to go to Ally Pally to meet you, so here I am hoping....hee, hee...........like everyone else ..hee hee.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Another masterpiece today the way you have cut the botanical swirls is such a good idea. I must have a go at making a flower with the border die because it is so pretty. I had already voted for you yesterday and have my fingers crossed for you to win, you deserve it after all your hard work and the brilliant ideas you've given us all.
Hugs x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue,
As usual another stunning card. Sue you inspire me. I missed out on the lattice and botanical dies, so cant wait until they are back in stock..
Have a great weekend

Chrissie J. x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, your beautiful ideas are endless. Hope you win the Crafts Beautiful Awards, a pity you are not in the Craft Demonstrator category also.

Best wishes Edwina

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, Love the cut away botanical swirl - will be having a go at this one when the die comes.
Rgs
Clare W

Christine Harrop said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card. The felt flower looks amazing, and the colour is gorgeous. love from Christine x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is adorable, I just love it. I love the teal, white and black combo. I love the lattice die, but I was too late to buy it, I adore the botanical swirl die and I managed to get that one,, I will have to keep my eye out for the lattice one. I love how you have used the border as the flower and the felt looks yummy. All in all an absolutely stunning card, Sue.
Congratulations on being nominated for the 2 awards in Crafts Beautiful, I will be using the link after this to vote for you. Good Luck. Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Amazing card the flower is gorgeous and the colours are lovely, must try the extended die technique.
Have a good day.
Congratulations to the blog winners.
Lydia
X

SallyRose said...

Hello Sue

Your cards are just amazing, and this one is no exception. It is lovely. I have never voted in the awards before, but I just had to for you. Take care Sally

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card! These new dies are just stunning and can';t wait for mine to arrive. Love how you have made the flower! Would love to win tickets to Ally Pally! Love Jean x

shirley said...

good morning sue another beautiful card i watched you do this card on create and craft great idea to do the flower.
sue would it be possible for you to do a DVD for to show us norvices with spellbinders so help with how best to use them and get the most from them like the flower and the frame.
thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend shirley xxx

kimberley said...

I saw this card on one of your shows and thought it was beautiful and it made me so glad that i had ordered these dies.I just wish they would arrive soon as i would love to give it a try!I cast my votes for you yesterday and also added you as the best demonstrator as I thought you should have been named in that category also.Good luck anyway Sue,take care,x

Kimbo said...

Well that's broken my no spend promise - I must have that lattice die.

Another beautiful card and the teal tones are great. Kim x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - I love today's card - of course the colours are beautiful and the lattice background is really something!!(I cannot wait to get back to the UK in a week's time as all my new purchases will be waiting for me!)I have not tried cutting felt yet but will have to jump in and use this medium - as the flower looks fantastic. Congrats to yesterday's winners.
Janet x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.

Clare x

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Julia Watts said...

Loved this card when I saw it on tv. Great idea with the double aperture. Love, Julia xxx

Christine said...

Lovely card, as usual, - we are so spoilt! Must get the lattice dies, what a gorgeous effect they create.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Lynn said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card, love the way you show the variety of ways a die can be used....brilliant. Have tried but failed to get borders to make good flowers, will have to practice. Lynn xx

nmty said...

hi Sue, really love these extendable dies, can't wait for mine to arrive.

love the card, and the colours.

lv norma

zerena said...

Morning Sue, congratulations to you, i will vote for you of course. Love the flower very unusual. All the besst Zerena

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
Having said before that I'd give you a gold medal, it was funny that I then had an email about the Craft Beautiful awards. Like some of your other followers I also voted you in as best demonstrator -
so hopefully you'll get 3 golds and not 1!! You sure deserve them. Have a great weekend.x

auscrafts said...

another stunning card Sue

Izzwizz said...

Do you know how often I look at your ideas and think "why didn't I think of that?" lol! Using two cuts of labels one to make a frame is such a brilliant idea. I shall definitely be nicking it :--) have a great weekend, maddy x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, saw this card on the show, and thought it was fab. Really want to get the extendable dies, they are amazing. Bx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue
Love everything about this card. X

Sandybee said...

I love these background dies and this is such a beautiful card Sue

xx Sandra

hotpotato said...

can't wait for Ally Pally to come round...not long now. I love watching you demo up there Sue.

Sandra F said...

Stunning Sue. xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic card love it.
joyce.e

Kim H said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card. I wish I had your imagination! I watched most of your shows the other day and ordered the Botanical die - can't wait for it to arrive.

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another fabulous card love the colours you have used. I must say I do love those botanical dies.

Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Loved this card Sue when I saw you demonstrate and can't wait for my die to arrive. I have already bought my ticket for Ally Pally Sue, so just in case I was ever lucky enough to win your tickets, then please put my name back in the hat for some other lucky person!! Looking forward to seeing you there. Yvonne xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, beautiful colours as always. I saw you do the double aperture on TV & gave it a go - it worked a treat first time!! I've cast my votes & I hope you win, you certainly deserve it. Have a good weekend. Pat x

hazel said...

Another stunning card Sue you are such a talented lady. Really need to get the lattice die love it but funds not available at present. love the colours you have used so you have such a good eye for design and colour xx hazel

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the colour's and the flower is beautiful
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jane in Spain said...

This is just my cup of tea! LOve the felt flower and using the dies for backgrounds.

Belinda Barton said...

I akways love your cards and view them every day. This is no exception! I'm looking firward to the arrival of my new dies so I can give this a try

Belinda

nattyboots said...

A very classy card today sue and those swirls a beautiful .

I cast my votes yesterday and also selected you for the best demonstrator as you have more enthusiasm and great ideas than anyone , you are just one talented lady .

Take Care
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

The lattice die is another to go on my wish list Sue, do hope you win the awards you deserve to. Great card love the colours. If my name comes up for the tickets give them to someone else as I won't be able to go to Ally Pally

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love this card.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
A very nice card... Good job!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I just love those dies and yes they are on my wish/need list, I too have voted for you and I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.
I have just bought some teal card and as yet not been able to 'play' but if this rain keeps up I will get a chance.
Happy crafting to all and congratulations to the winners.
Love Tina x

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, love the colours and that lattice die is so beautiful!xx

karenlotty said...

Hi Sue yet again another WOW! card was thrilled to see yet another medium that spellbinders can cut. I'd thought felt would be too thick def on the lookout for wool felt! Missed out on the botanical swirls POTD but is going to stay on my wish list

anneecan said...

Morning Sue. Love the card. I particularly like the flower cut out of felt. I bought some felt recently to try this. Must get round to it. I really like the colour combination of teal and white.
Have a great day
Best wishes
Anne

Linny said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. loved watching you this week on C & C. Some great ideas. hugs Linda G xx

Lacelady said...

Saw you making this card on C&C and it prompted me to buy both the lattice and swirl dies (have to wait a bit for them to arrive). Must go back and vote for you! I had to buy a new router yesterday, so I missed voting then.

Laura O said...

so raging I missed that botanical die by only few mins.Its beautiful and we always need swirls and your flower is lovely have the potd ordered so look forward to making it.

jayne denver said...

Hi due love the card and colours thanks jayne

salem said...

great card love lattice and flower

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card and wonderful instructions too I just hope my dies come soon, really soon.
Have a great weekend don't come north to the lakes, it is so, so, wet, no gardening but plenty of crafting!
Margaret

angela smith said...

Morning sue just trying to catch up with your blog have not been on for a while my daughter died leaving a 2 year old little girl so have had my hands full still trying to make since of it and try nd get some chill out time
Love the card and congrats to the winners

guffie said...

beautiful card again sue i love the colours and the flower is just great i tried to cut one out of felt but it looked nothing like yours i must be doing something wrong, i will have to try again xx gail in eastbourne

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
A stunning card today, feels to me like flowers growing up a trelis in the garden!
Emma

Ruthie said...

I love these colour together they are just right. The lattice background gives such texture it is an amazing card. loverly

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning sue

Love the lattice background and the colours you have used in this wonderful creation

Congrats to all the winners

Xxx

dutchess said...

wow Sue what an amazing card.....and how happy am I that I got these 2 dies....when they arrive!having a crafty day today and going to try to do a "Sue " type card using your own lovely dies my favorites at the moment so lacy...hope you have a good weekend, pouring with rain here in Selby! take care Margaret MP

Sandybee said...

My votings all done but you are always a winner to your blog friends. You were my choice for best demonstrator as well

Thank you for the chance to win tickets to Ally Pally

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Loved this card when you showed it on the POTD shows. I ordered both the lattice & botanical swirl dies & guess what - they've just this minute arrived!! I think I might just be having a play with them today. Love the felt flower - I have often used felt for the spiral blossom & bitty blossom dies & they look so lovely & have a gorgeous texture. Have just voted for you so good luck for that.

Jane said...

Love these dies cant wait for them to arrive to have a go, colour combo lovely.

Jane xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
This is catch up for the last few days as I have a load of card orders plus been watching your shows loved the demos plus bought the 4set of dies, blossoms etc. which I missed out on last time. I ordered 3 off the background dies from another site much cheaper than cc and free pp lol!
the last 3 days cards are true gems
Congrats to all winners
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xox

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah,
Gorgeous card as usual, love these extendable dies like the lattice, missed out on them as was working, but so NEED them. X

beachie said...

Wonderful card, you must make the best bows ever and of course those flowers, how do you do it ????
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love the mesh. Can be used in a lot of ways.Smashing colours you hhave put together, and fab flower, very addicted to flowers.
Well done Sue cracking job
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzilligworth@hotmail.com

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is a stunning card and one of my favourites. Saw you make this on C&C and will be giving the flower a go. Love the colours, teal is becoming a favourite, thank you for the detailed instructions and how to get the most of the extendable dies.
Voted for you yesterday and fingers crossed that you win both.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day.
Hugs June x

Lin W said...















I was to late to order these dies but hope to get them soon.I love the flower
xxx









Craftetter said...

This is stunning Sue - love the use of the lattice background and the colour. I have of course voted for you - I can't understand why you are surprised as you really deserve the nominations. Hope to catch up with you soon.
Hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm just 'singing in the rain' about this card it's just fab. I love the way the cut out swirls have been used and this card really shows off how the two extended dies can be used together to great effect. I too voted for you yesterday so have my fingers crossed - you deserve the credit.
Beverley W

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another day another beautiful card
Margaret L

Beverley said...

beautiful card colours really do compliment each other,
thanks again for all the inspiration.
Take care regards Beverley

Carole said...

Good morning Sue. this is simply stunning. I really love the teal colour and its slowly becoming a favourite of mine. I must have this lattice die i really love it. Great idea for the felt flower, very different. I've just ordered some felt so will be trying with one of my dies.

Carole

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

I LOVE THIS CARD WILL B HAVING A GO AT IT SOON

Claveh said...

I love the turquoise with the white, simply stunning. xxx

Celina Dee said...

Hi Sue!!
Just Cast my vote, I also nominated you in a few other categories under under including best demonstrator and best DVD.
I am so jealous of anyone who got the expandables and I'm hoping they come back soon. I have everything else.
I really hope you win in all your categories as you are the best in the business!!
Iwould love to win the Ally Pally tickets so put me in the draw please. As always your cards are an inspiration today included.

martine said...

Hi sue wow what a lovely card i love the brown and teal and the felt flower just finishes it off,the new dies are great xxx
part of my order has arrived lol ( i was like a kid in a candy store opening my parcels )so have a nice relaxing weekend xxx
all the best martine xxx

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog, because the ideas you come up with. Been using micro/accent beads for years but never thought about covering something in them. And love the big pots of them.
This new card using the die to make a larger shape. Fab idea. Love the background and the colours used.:0)

Liz Hardman

handicraftcrazy said...

I just LOVE this card. The flower is amazing in felt, I've never to cut felt with my dies before so going to try this weekend. I live in Spain and have booked a trip home to see my family in London at the same time as Ally Pally is on, can't wait to see all the goodies!Will you be there?
Julia

Ita said...

Wow Sue every morning the first thing i do is read your blog,it is si inspiring and the tips are so usefull,what can I say about to days card STUNNING again,I love the teal card stock where do you buy it please??? congrats on being nominated for an award,you deserve to win off now to vote
Smiles
Ita

lainey said...

saw you do this on C&C loved it Sue!! loving that latice too :) lainey x

adrymrry said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card - i wish i had an ounce of your inspiration. The white lattice work over the teal is fantastic, very striking and the flower is wonderful.
Voted for you - good luck and keep up the fabulous work, xxx.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! And the flower is lovely too.

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Marianna Hammer said...

That's a lovely card. Love that lattice background. And the colors! This card requires a box, as it fills a lot :) I love cards in boxes, they look so luxurious

lesley said...

Hi sue I loved this card when it was shown and I can make it now cos the postman has just delivered my order!!! And I managed to get both extendables so I think this is the first one I shall be trying thank you love lesley xx

Stella Wright said...

I have only just learned how to make a comment after several attemps.senior moment. Love this card especially as i was lucky to get both dies when they arrive iwill attempt to do this card as it is just up my street.Thanks for the tip on label1 never thought of that,Keep tips coming they really help.Of cause we will vote you deserve it .x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

The botanical and blossom 5 dies are definitely on my wish list. Just catching up on your shows. I am amazed at how you can think out of the box - you are one talented lady.

Lily Lou

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Teal again, huh? Love this colour -also one of my faves. The felt flower is GORGEOUS! Your uses for even the most basic dies is ingenious. If I had one tenth of your talent I'd be one very happy crafter.
Sue

"Talk to the Tail" said...

This is a fabulous card Sue and I love the extendable dies and what you've done with foliage.xXx

trish xxx said...

fabulous.love the grid.

Ladock girl said...

I loved this card when I saw you demo it on tv, and immediately ordered lattice die, I am now eagerly waiting for its arrival so I can try something similar. Linda xxx

Bosquie said...

What a stunning work of art.Missed out on these dies but keep in mind for the future.XX

Maryann said...

This is just so beautiful too Sue, but you never do anything but beautiful, do you? Wish I could afford tobuy all the dies, you have too LOL.
Have a wonderful week-end and lots of fun.

Becci said...

I love these colours and the card :) xxx

Barney Bear said...

I wached your show the other day when you were demoing this and I thought it was stunning! Thanks for sharing Sue and....well done and good luck for the voting...you certainly have mine!

Take Care...Barney Bear x

RH said...

This is my first visit to your blog, Your cards are absolutely brilliant, and I wish that I had just a fraction of your imagination. Now that I have found you, I will be back,!

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love these new dies and can't wait for mine to arrive. This card ticks all the boxes.

Love Rosemarie xx

Heidi said...

I love the colour of teal...am hoping I can replicate this car at some point! Beautiful, as always Sue x

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, my teal is back and what a stunning card as always. Just love the flower and the botanical swirls make a beautiful embellishment and a change from the pearl swirls. Your ideas are never ending and much appreciated. Congratulations to the candy winners and good luck to everyone in Sue's kind and generous ticket give aways, keeping my fingers crossed. Have a good day everyone, hugs Christine H xx

Anthea said...

BEAUTIFUL card today Sue love the colour combo. Didnt have the funds to buy this time but I have a new wish list started. Hugs xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, love this card! You have the best ideas. Can't wait til they re-stock the botanical swirls!! Love Sam xxx

Jill Liddle said...

I like this card very much. Something really different. It shows to good effect the way different mediums can gel well together. Lovely.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This a a wonderful card. I love the look of the new lattice background die and the new botanical swirl die. They are all on my wish list now!! The flower is great. I so love teal colour. I saw you demoing this card the other day on tv. Love Tres x x x

The Die Cut Diva said...

Loving everything about todays card Sue, the colours are just my cup of tea and the lattice is fab, love you flower etc thank you Helen O xxx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue,I really like the way you have done this card,with the extended apperture. The border die makes a lovely flower.I enjoy watching you on C&C.

Joesgrandma said...

Hi Sue, Love the lattice in the BG and the beautiful felt flower. Colours stunning. Thanks Sue

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunning card as usual..I like the tip about extending the die to make a bigger aperture..:) Thanks.. have a great day...xx

Dawn said...

Oh wow, this one is stunning. I really love that flower and I've got to get those dies (they sold out while I was procrastinating the other evening!).

Anonymous said...

Another absolutely beautiful card. Have voted for you and CE in the awards! Roll on Ally Pally! Have told OH that I need to be moored near a train station as we don't go on to our winter mooring until mid October!
Regards from Jan Dunham.x

dragonswing said...

I love the colors and the way you made the flower. So cute!!

kelly said...

Sue this is such a stunning card,I absolutely love the colours.The flower is so clever and looks fab!
I really like how you created the swirl too from the background die.
Have a great weekend,Kelly k

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I am just putting this weeks shows on to disc and watching you make this card as I type.

Absolutely beautiful card yet again and I love the colour combination, the blue in the flower lifts the card perfectly.

Karen said...

Your cards are so imaginative. You are such a talented lady.

Luv
Karen xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Have ordered the foliage die and the lattice as they are very different to the usual dies.

Maid of Kent said...

This card is amazing, I so like the foliage, the colours are lovely. Voted for you yesterday, hope you win, you certainly deserve to. Hugs Ann

Pauline99 said...

Today messages it from my 7 yr old daughter who loves watching your shows with me.

Sue I think your cards are beautiful I like watching you on create and craft.When I get bigger I want to make cards like you.

From Cayla

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I placed my vote for you yesterday. Love this card, will get the background dies soon, they are a must have. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I saw you do this as a demo on C&C, I love the card and now have two new dies on my wish list....the lattice and the one you cut the foliage from...both gorgeous. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas with us :D

suescopes said...

Loving the cards and ideas - would never have thought of cutting felt!
Thanks for all the inspiration,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Fab Card Sue, nothing is as it first appears, you can see beyond that, grateful that you do. YEEEHAW at last you are hopefully going to get the recognition you deserve. Mabex

Craftychris said...

ooh this card is wonderful! Thank you so very much for all the ideas. I would never have thought of extending the labels to make a bigger aperture - genius! xx

sallysbitz said...

This is stunning Sue. I actually watched you on Create & Craft in the week demonstrating this. Just love your demo's. You should add a tutorial page to your blog.

I would love to win tickets to attend Alexander Palace this year x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

lilygee said...

Lattice is wonderful and love the colours
love lilygee
xxx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue x Oh wow! What a great way to use the vintage border (or any other pretty border) & turn it into a beautiful flower! It's another stunning card & love the colours. It's a great imagination you have! I hope you are managing to have a bit of a rest now after all the shows that you have done! Take care Sue, xx Love Karen xx

mags said...

Another stunning card Sue. Just love how you use the dies, so versatile. Lovely colours too.
Mags
x

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Sue,
As you may be aware, I was lucky enough to receive this card in the draw on C&C and I looks even more beautiful in the flesh. I am particularly impressed with the felt flower as the texture of it is much softer than I wound have imagined. I must have a go at felt flowers myself
Lisbeth

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I love all the elements of this card
but the overall effect is too busy for me.
The flowers are beautiful.

Still watching the recorded programmes.

Voting for you was no problem..you are "simply the best"

Margaret O xx

norma said...

hi sue,
i wished i had ordered the lattice.
went home today to check mail was hoping a package would be there as i did order the botanicals.iwk left on hsyling hse and doggy sitting.then home and get cracking on xmas cards tsking your hit.
oh by the way i think todays card is really lovley.
best wishes
norma

Sue B said...

Hi Sue, love this card, I have to get the lattice die it is beautiful, also really like the colours you have chosen for this one. Have placed my votes, no contest really, nobody makes cards like you do. If I was lucky enough to be picked for the tickets please give to another person as I already have my tickets, this is my favourite show of the year.
Sue B

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love that flower.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue this card is just stunning.Where did you get the idea from to cut into the background lattice die to give such gorgeous foliage and swirls?Just amazing.

Gay, New Malden said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner, gorgeous colours really elegant.
Love

Gay x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue love ALL your cards just had my bundle of spellbinders in the post can't wait to get using them all.Would love to win tickets for ally pally as down in Somerset we don't get many big craft shows so it would be a great treat.Thanks for all your great inspirations Marlene

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Another gorgeous card. Where do all these ideas come from? You really are so talented and I shal most definitely vote for you. You are my crafting guru!

Love the lattice die. Missed it on C n C but It's on my 'must have list'.

Erica x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I like the lattice over the teal and in an aperture - and I'm so pleased I've got the botanical swirls coming, can't wait to play with them!. Haven't tried a vintage lace flower yet, but I will do - it looks gorgeous!
Congratulations to the winners and wish everyone good luck with the Ally Pally tickets - definitely my favourite show of all.
Off to vote for you now, Sue!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

As always Sue your cards are spellbinding. So beautiful and so cleverly assembled and put together. I watch or record your shows all the time they are just compulsive viewing and so inspirational. Sheila Hallett.

Carolyn B said...

I love the lattice background on this card.
Carolyn B x

Linda said...

I love this and the lattice background looks gorgeous through the aperture. I love the beautiful flower too. Thank you for your generosity of giving 2 tickets away for Ally Pally too.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

StampnInkLady said...

Sue, your card is so Awesome and I will defineatly go & vote for you sweetheart.
Hugs Lori R.
South Carolian, USA

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely card. It seems obvious now that you have shown us but I wouldn't have thought about cutting away parts of the botanical die to create the swirls!! Have just voted in the Crafts Beautiful - and voted you as best presenter as well so 3 chances to gain an award.

love from Jackie D

Crafting Marg said...

Hello Sue,

Congratulations Sue on the nominations, well deserved. Really Loved this card when you demonstrated it on C&C. I was one of those that ordered the Botanical and Trellis dies before the programme started as I realised they wouldn't be available for long. They arrived this morning and really looking forward to using them. I have been on the website and cast my votes for you.

Enjoy the Holiday Weekend.

Margaret

kaydi said...

Hello Sue-what a beautiful card and the flower is fantastic. Can't wait to have a go. Good luck with your nominations. Best wishes.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue,
i saw this card being done on air and loved how you cut the larger aperture, very clever.
The borders make some lovely flowers, always a statement.
Ria

kaydi said...

Hello Sue-what a beautiful card and that felt flower is fabulous-can't wait to have a go. Congratulations and good luck with your nominations-best wishes

Ayelet said...

Wow, sue! This card is STUNNING!!!
I just love the way you use your dies :)

marg0006 said...

Love all the gorgous die cuts you used.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Vick said...

Oh Sue i love this card mainly for the swirly leaves (i have the Botanical Die) and the flower idea, brilliant!!! hugs vick xxx
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Crafty Carol said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card! The microbeads that I ordered have just arrived today along with the cosmic shimmer glues, can't wait to get to play :)

Thanks for the inspiration

Carol


lynda said...


WOW Sue i watched you make this card on c&c the extendable dies are brilliant and the felt flower is gorgeous i would never have thought of making a flower from a border die
the card is my favorite one so far all your cards are favorite but this one has the edge.
crafty hugs Lynda xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,Congratulations on being nominated I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Back to todays post this is absolutely
beautiful I am glad I got both these
dies before the show can't wait for them to
arrive to try this one.
Nancyd xx

Kiraneries said...

Sue beautiful cards. I love all your work. Postie brought a surprise package this morning, your gorgeous blue & white card from one of the shows with Dawn. Thank you, it's on display and I am over the moon especially as I did not realise my name had come out of the cup. Checked my recordings and found the show. Yesterday all my lovely Spellbinders arrived and I have already played with your Vintage Lace Accents & Motifs. They are beautiful, so delicate.

Margaret

fame01 said...

just voted for you sue fingers crossed as you deserve to be the winner , as always stunning card i missed out on the extendable backgrounds but i have a couple preordered so carnt wait to have a play when they arrive . hugs sarah .. x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card Sue, so sorry I missed the Demo, would so liked to have seen it.....have managed to track down this die to pre order, yippee!!

love Manx Linda XX

Pearl said...

Lovely card, like the lattice and the flower is gorgeous!
Pearl x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Love the card the flower looks fantastic in fact it all looks great talented you
Theresa x

Carol H said...

Fantastic card,lovew the lattice.

Carol H said...

Fantastic card,lovew the lattice.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a simply gorgeous card Sue. Love it x

Purplecat 64 said...

Wow Sue,
What a striking card, loving the colours and the flower is so yummy
hugs
Heather & Bronwyn x x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. The large dies are beautiful and I have got both lattice and Botanical swirl on order. Congratulations on your nominations, both well deserved.
Sonia x

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue, Wow!!! These new dies are a breath of fresh air to the old dies that we've got! Your card just oozes elegance and beauty. That's why you have been nominated because of your artistic approach in making your cards. Every card is unique and you definitely deserve that nominations!!! I hope and pray that you win...crossing fingers and legs :)I just hope I can get the new dies as they are absolutely stunning. Thanks again for this pretty card and more power to you. Hope one day I can meet you in person...Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Vie Carter said...

Love this card

Vie
x

jordiegirl said...

Lovely card Sue.

Carolyn said...

Stunning.....I've ordered the trellis die, and can't wait to use it xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue
need to get the dies

jennywren1947 said...

so different love how u keep showing us how 2 use the die in different ways
hugs chris x

Yvette said...

stunning, as always Sue

ambretteir8 said...

Hi Sue love this card as usual it is just stunning can you tell me what is the name of the Lattice die and where can I get it I just love it also do you know where can I get the tie the know lattice embossing folder that you used some time ago it is just great news that you have been nominated for the Crafts Beautiful Crafting Awards! in two categories. Well Sue you deserve to win both awards for the Best Craft Blog and Best Overall Card Designer As you relly deserve it for your cards and ideas are so special to me there is only one winner and that is you Sue. I dearly hope you win as it would be a crime if you did't but I think with all the votes from all of your followers you should. I have placed my vote for you but can you tell me would it be all right to place the link for people to vote for you on my facepage and on twitter as if I and all your followers would be allowed to do that it would increase your chances