Friday, 3 August 2012

Homecoming Gardenias

Good morning!  As this post goes live on Friday morning, I should have been touching down at Gatwick, but our plane was delayed 24 hours so I won't be back in the UK until early Saturday now.  I would love to say that I will bring some sunshine back with me, but there has been nothing but thunderstorms for the past week! Hopefully these gardenias will brighten your day though.  I stamped my gardenias in black on coconut white card (by the way, it's official, I have been able to add coconut white card to my next shows).  I did a bit of colouring and then placed a sticky adhesive sheet over them and cut them out.  You can see the black line though the sheet so it isn't too hard to cut it out.  I peeled off the backing paper and micro beaded them. You can see them better in the close up below.  You can tidy the lines a bit if need be after micro beading them too.  I cut two of the Labels 18 dies in white and nestablinged them for the gardenias to sit on for my focal element.  the background was done using the Venus Crest embossing folder.  I added some tumbled glass for colour after embossing.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Samatha Walker antique tag die.  The tag part was a bit larger, but I cut it down to make it smaller and fit my sentiment better.  I inked the tag with tumbled glass too and tied a messy bow using the white American seam binding.  I tucked the tag under the edge of the bow embellishment I used.  To finish the card I added a couple of stick pins and pierced the edges.  All for now, Sue x

144 comments:

Pam said...

Good Morning Sue, this is such a lovely card, it has everything I Like, the embossed background is lovely, flowers, dies and that gorgeous bow. I saw it demo'd on Dawn Bibbys show along with some of your other cards, all stunners.

Linda said...

What a beautiful and elegant card
hugs Linda Dekker

nmty said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, absolutely beautiful.

hope your flight home goes well.

lv norma

debs said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card its stunning. I love the colours Im going to have to learn how to stamp cos your stamping looks wonderfull. I can stamp but I cant really colour in. Take care Sue.

Debs Artliff

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, love gardenias, and must try stamping, never been confident. Hope you get back tomorrow and are not delayed further.

Wilma

Lucy said...

I can almost smell your lovely gardenias all the way in the western US! The embossing folder and sponged ink really make the microbeaded flower stand out. Absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, this card is stunning, hope your flight gets in ok.

Maryann said...

WOUW this is soooooooooo beautiful Sue, I absolutely love this one here. Really awesome work, but then you never do less do you?
Sorry to hear, you´ve had such a rough weather and is soo delayed, but it hasn´t been much better over here, I´m afraid. We´ve had nothing but rain rain rain and so cold, noone can call this for summer at all, except from 4 days with warm and sun, and that´s really a bit too little in my book, so I really hope, we´ll get some here in August or this year will even beat the last 3 awful summers SIGH.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, would not hve thought of using the micro beads with stamping, what a lovely look. Hoping you have a safe journey home, the weather is no better though, lets hope for an indian summer!!

Edwina

Celina Dee said...

So sorry to read that you had to wait an extra day to get back. Nothing worse than hanging around waithing in an airport.
Card is lovely. I love the gardenia stamp. It's the strong lines in the stamp, I think.
Hugs
Waterford

Debby Berry said...

Welcome home Sue,
Home is such an interesting term, after 35 years of living outside of the US I don't know where my home is sometimes.

I love this card and look forward to adding some coconut white paper to my stock. You are a clever girl. Food luck on the jet lag.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, really like the embossed background pattern. Bx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Today's post is such a pretty card, I saw these stamps with Dawn Bibby and your sample cards were beautiful, I also liked the Poppy card. Soooo glad you are able to get the coconut card (I will have to place a big order, lol, thank you) I hope you have a good flight back, when you are able to get on the plane, looking forward to seeing you again on C&C next week.
Take care, have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, thought i culd smell something sweet when opened your blog and now i now why, Gardenias are one of my favourite flowers. The inking of the embossing folder and the beading of he flowers makes tis a stupendous creation.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Heather said...

Hi Sue
So sorry you have had a long delay you will be soooooo! tired when you get back it is always worse with jetlag coming back to the UK anyway without delays! Hugs! Hope the flight goes well for you.

I love this card Sue the gardenias are exquisite!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Such a beautiful card, I love the embossing folder and the gardenia stamps is beautiful. Using the micro beads is genious, they look gorgeous on the gardenia, don't know why but they remind me of a stained glass window. A truly beautiful card, Sue. Have a safe journey home. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Another stunning creation. xxx

auscrafts said...

another stunner

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I saw this card on create and craft with Dawn Bibby. It is really stunning. I have ordered the stamps so can't wait to receive them. Hope you have a safe journey home. I am off to France tomorrow so won't be able to comment for over a week! Love Jean x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, everything about it ticks all the right boxes. Love it.x

cebelica said...

Another beautiful card. Those flowers are gorgeous! Hugs! xx

Lin W said...

I like the stamp very much,have they been on one of the shows that i have missed?Work gets in the way of my craft,I need to retire some time soon
xxx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue where ever you are! the vagaries of travel eh....love this card Dawn has een showing your cards on C&C and the stamps are wonderful....and your samples a dream....hope you are not too jet lagged when you finally get here take care Margaret

Buttons said...

Love these gardenias and the glass beads make such a difference. Hope you have a safe journey back to the UK. Hugs, Buttons x

Karen R said...

Sue, a really beautiful card. I am comind round to the nestabling, it looks more subtle used on this card and really lifts the flowers. xxx

val in spain xxx said...

good morning sue. what a sensational card. the stamping is beautiful and the microbeads, awesme. hope you're journey home goes well.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Just lovely would love to receive a card like this.
Sorry to hear you have been delayed.
Look forward to seeing you soon back on our screens.Safe journey.
Lydia
X

Marleine said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card, I would be proud to have it sitting on my fire place. Safe journey home. X

Laura O said...

Sue ,another stunner its beautiful lovely job on the background and the tag is good too tucked under the bow.Laura O

sarah hyett said...

Another stunning card love the colour and pattern of the background. Have a safe flight back.


Sarah x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another great card, love everything about it.
I am really not a stamper but looking at this I might just have another go.
Save journey back, with hopefully no more delays.

Patricia

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope you have a safe journey home Sue. Beautiful card.

Jane in Spain said...

Another set of really good ideas to try! Lovely card.

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
I love the way you have put micro beads on the stamped flower another clever way to use my micro beads. Today's card is another masterpiece the folder is on my 'need' list. Have a safe journey home and looking forward to seeing you next week.
Hugs x

Janice K said...

Another Sue Wilson classic!! Beautiful! x

Oksana said...

Beautiful card today, loving the colours! Safe journey home.x

HiggiSue said...

So pretty. What a delight. Hope you have a safe journey....
Sue H x

nattyboots said...

A lovely card again Sue , i must start stamping again .
Hope you wont be too jet lagged nothing worse than being delayed

Take Care
Elaine H X

Sandra F said...

lovely card Sue. Hope you have a good flight.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Happy Landings! The sun is shining at the minute !
Love the new stamps and looking forward to the Coconut white card.
Lovely card too !
LoveMarg

hazel said...

lovely card Sue would suit a variety of occasions. hope your have a good flight xx hazel

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card.
Hope you have a good flight.
Great to have you back on the UK.

Erica

Bosquie said...

A card to lift your spirits in this awful weather.XX

Marion said...

Hiu Sue this card is beautiful ,very classy.looking forward to seeing you on the shows .hope you have a good flight.
Marion

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another beatiful card, I am trying to decide on a design for my Mum's birthday soon, so I have been looking through the blog but each time I think I have made up my mind I see another.
Safe journey home
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

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kimberley said...

Not one of my most favourites but still will suit someone elses taste looking at the comments.looking forward to having you back on our screens-you have been sorely missed.have a safe flight,take care,x.

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - another lovely card and that background is stunning, must look out for that folder. Why didn't I think about beading over the stamping and colouring - duh!! Looks great. TY. Kathy x

Christine Harrop said...

Love gardenias and this is a pretty card.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this and the colours are lovely must try the microbeads over a stamped image, Hope to see you soon on C&C!

Linda said...

Beautiful card Sue, loving the gardenias and the beautiful colours. Have a safe journey back to the UK and looking forward to seeing you on our screens again.

Big Hugs
Linda xxxx

Julia Watts said...

Sorry to hear your plane is delayed - at least you knew in advance and hadn't got shows on Saturday! Lovely card. Micro beads are very effective over image. Love, Julia xxxx

Sandybee said...

Just beautiful Sue, love that stamp
xx Sandra

nannapat said...

Very elegant - a stunning card again Sue. pat x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love it the gardenias r spectacular i will look out 4 those will b making a version of this card 4 sure safe trip home

Victoria said...

Lovely stamp and you've used it beautifully. I do like the pale blue shading. Very effective.

Carol H said...

Not so sure about this card, I think the flowers look a little bit heavy

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A really pretty card. Love the coloured Gardenias. Have a good flight home. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

I saw this card on Dawn Biby's show yesterday and thought how pretty it looked, thank you

love from Jackie D

Mac Mable said...

Love the techniques you keep showing us. I personally don't like nestablings but love the card and the colours, thanks for sharing and safe home. Beverley x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
A really lovely card.
Evis.

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue

angiec said...

beautiful what more can i say

sue said...

Morning Sue, lovely card I would be very pleased to receive it.
Have a safe journey
Hugs Sue M x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Not my favourite card I'm afraid. I think the reason is I'm not a lover of the nestabling. I do however like other elements of the card though. Hope you have a safe journey back to UK.

guffie said...

Good morning Sue and welcome back when you get here, its good about the coconut card look forward to getting my hands on that.... does that mean you wil be doing a few shows soon, will be so nice to see you back on our screens.
i love this card saw it the other day on dawn's show and thought how fresh it looked then xx gail

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card gardenia's are one of my favourite flowers. Love the delicate colour you have chosen for the background tint. Safe journey home take good care.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Yet another beautiful card.

Grimsby Chris

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Sorry about the delay with the plane. This is a beautiful card, and the flowers are really pretty.

Love Rosemarie xx

lilygee said...

A beautiful background and the card is so teastefully put together.
love lilygee xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue.
Hope where ever you are you are safe and well and when you do get on your flight you will be well looked after.
Todays card is lovely and micro beads over stamping is just brilliant, the nestabling makes a lovely elegant frame for your gardenias.
Have a safe journey.
Love Bren

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbbbbb card as always. I must try and buy some micro beads one day because they look fab too. I have just realized after being on your blog for nearly 2 years that you can enlarge the card and take a closer look. Silly me not realizing this before. I hope you have a pleasant journey back to us. Sorry to hear the weather has been nasty for the past week. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers :)

martine said...

Hi sue what a lovely card, the gardenias really pop with the micro beads,have a safe journey xxx
all the best martine xxx

Lacelady said...

I missed commenting yesterday - but I do like the negative aspect of that card - waste not, want not. The gardenias today are really pretty, and I can visualise using some of my stamps in the same way. Sorry your plane got delayed!

Tres said...

Hi sue. A really lovely card!! I love the gardenias. The background is nice too. I must get my hands on some micro beads!! Love Tres x x x

Jane said...

I just can't warm to these flower stamps, but you can't like every thing that's what makes us all different, looking forward to your forthcoming shows.

Jane xx

hotpotato said...

Another lovely creation Sue, your head must be stuffed full of ideas.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue hope your flight back is good. Beautiful card really like it. Cant wait for the next shows. Hugs xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue what an elegant card,the colours gorgeous.

Cornish Emma said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the micro beads over the flowers.
Emma

Brakkers said...

Hello Sue, hope your trip back is good though a little late, we have all missed you. Love today's card though it looks even more beautiful on tv, so lovely I photographed it from the screen and couldn't wait to see it on your blog. Can't wait now for that wonderful pink one! Anne

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - not one of my favourites - sorry! But a happy bunny nonetheless :-)as Julia Watts has on her blog today very detailed instructions on how to pierce like a pro! My problem was getting the corners to perfectly match and I concluded it must be somthing to do with the size of the card I was piercing into - it seems it is. So now I am going to have to measure my mats and layers - heyho - A small price to pay for getting perfect piercing me thinks. Safe travels
Rgs
ClareW

Meg said...

Pretty card...I love the embossing folder and am just going to see where I can get one, and the American seam binding makes lovely bows.

Safe journey back.

Margaret O

Sue B said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card as always. Shame about your flight delay, can be so frustrating.
Sue B

CraftyJo said...

Very nice! and I love that sentiment, so simple yet versatile.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

afternoon Sue from a very warm and sunny Burgundy - what a beautiful card - the gardenias look just like a stained glass window and so peaceful - A card for any occasion looking so calm, and serene.
Janet x

lesley said...

Hi sue sorry you've been delayed for so long!! This card is lovely and looks like it could be done quite quick!! Always a good idea. Looking forward to seeing you on c+c wish you were bringing a pack of coloured (teal,cranberry etc) with you too maybe one day!! Love lesleyxx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, love all the elements.
Margaret L

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Quite simply, BEAUTIFUL, what else is there to say except have a safe journey back and do have a well earned rest once you arrive.
Take care
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Safe home Sue beautiful card as usual

Ladock girl said...

I love the embossing folder you have used Sue it is stunning as is the rest of the card. Looking forward to seeing you on our screens again. Linda xxx

franzesjoi said...

beautiful card, sue!!!! :)

gwen70 said...

Sush a beautiful card Sue, hope everything goes okay with the flight, looking forward to your next shows

jane stillman said...

Sorry to read your flight has been delayed. What a stunning card, the gardenias are absolutely gorgeous, and I'm so pleased you have been able to secure the coconut white card. Take care, and stay safe x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a beautiful card, love the gardenia stamp, the micro beads look amazing, will be giving them a try with my stamping. The embossing is sooo effective and the nestabling is perfect.
Sorry to hear your flight has been delayed, have a safe journey and hope that you are not too jetlagged.
Looking forward to seeing you next week.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Phil D said...

Thats a lovely, lovely card Sue - great techniques also. Safe travelling
Phil D

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Sorry you have been delayed and hope there will be no more. The sun is shining just like todays card and I love it also yesterdays card I love the colour combo to
Can't wait for the end of the month for your shows, countdown begins LOL
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Meg said...

Hi Sue, just been looking for the folder you said you'd used on this card but I think it should read Seedling Nouveau.

Margaret O

salem said...

very elegant love colors great card

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card love this folder
and colour is great not unlike the
card with the vellum you had on before
love them all.
Nancyd xx

Lynn said...

Wonderful card Lynn xx

Kate's Cards said...

This is a grown up girlie card!

Dee Davis said...

what a beautiful card x

Sue - said...

A beautiful card. Hope you got back OK after your delay!

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A great card! Wishing you a safe journey.
Sonia x

Sandy Palmer said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I just LOVE everything about it!

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card.Love the colours...xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello and welcome back!!! What a beautiful card! I love the micro beads against the stamped gardenias. Can't wait to see you on our screen...Thank you for this lovely card, I'm sure you have loads of new toys show us from your trip to CHA! Take care, Aggie xxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Welcome back to the UK,I love your gardenias and with the micro beads well just WOW.
Love Carol x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - really sorry you have been delayed, you are soo missed over here. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C soon.

Not sure about the card (sorry) the outlines of the stamp are too solid for me. The gardenia is a gorgeous flower and these lines need to be 'finer' I think. However I do love the use of the microbeads - they are brilliant.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Carole Z said...

Lovely card sue, but not overly keen on the stamp, it's the hard lines,as Sue says in her comment...hope your flight is all running smoothly after the delay, will her good to have you back, Carole Z X

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
A simply beautiful card, I love it :D

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely card, such pretty colours. Safe journey home, looking forward to seeing you on television soon. Hugs Ann

Sonia Jones said...

This card is so stunning. The effect of the micro beads on the flowers make them look quite beautiful. Stunning card. Soniax

Christine Hussey said...

A lovely card Sue and the micro beads really make it sing! Sorry to hear your flight was delayed but hope you have a safe journey back, it will be great to have you with us again. Hugs Christine H xx

Barbara said...

Welcome home Sue, you have been missed alot!!! I really like the new flower stamps, great for decoupaging and micro beading.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Sue,gorgeous card, love the colours. MartinaM

Elaine said...

Welcome back Sue what a stunning card I adore these flowers well done sorry you have been delayed . Hugs Elaine W

Christine said...

Lovely, and the flowers are beautiful, although they never seem to 'fit' the card style for me.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Quite simply elegant Sue but then what else would we expect from such an elegant lady.

john said...

beautiful card sue


debbie pugh xx

Craftychris said...

This one is so pretty, I love the colours you have used on the flowers xx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Sorry to hear the weather was not the best! Have safe journey back to the UK
Gorgeous card, love every element!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Lara xxx

sallysbitz said...

This is so Gorgeous. Love the sound of your technique x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

sharon butchers said...

hi sue
what a stunning card, have just started using micro beads on my cardsand what a difference it make, keep up the good work

hugs
shazzer

pudlet said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. I have just got some of the Dazzlers which came in really usefully for a Diamond wedding anniversary card, of course I looked here for inspiration and got it in abundance! By the way they loved the card so a big Thank You not only for the inspiration but for the gorgeous products you bring to us

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Such a pain in the derriere being delayed Sue. Hope everything goes without a hitch for you tomorrow. Lovely card ;0)

Vie Carter said...

What a long delay with your flight

This card is super

Safe journey home, we have missed you on C & C

Vie
x

magpie said...

This is beautiful Sue, simply stunning. I love that background heightened by the tumble glass ink & those gardenias are lovely. The micro beads & the nestablings really add to it & wow....loving that bow!! It's just a beautiful complete package! xx Love Karen xx Unfortunately there's not much we can do about the weather! Have a safe journey Sue xx Be lovely to see you on our screens again xx

Marianna Hammer said...

I love it :)

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card!
Have a safe journey. It will be lovely to see you on our screens again,
Sue x

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! I really like the Nestabling and micro beads on this one.

Vick said...

Arent they roses, im confused, but love the card anyhow Sue, hugs vick xx
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Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another classic looking card and I love the embossing in the background...I'm waiting for my ribbons and dazzlers to arrive, can't wait to use them.
Take care. Deborah. :)

Moni said...

Fab card, fab dies. Hugs, Moni

Joan Hill said...

I'm loving this one Sue, the stamp is gorgeous, where is it from and will it be on your next show as I so want it. Thank you x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunning card. Love Sam xxx

jennywren1947 said...

this is a lovely card sue does ur brain ever switch off u come out with some wonderful cards every day thank u
hugs chris x

Cumbrianlass said...

So very gorgeous Sue, love the roses
Janet

lindyloo12 said...

What a lovely card the colours are really beautiful.

lynda said...

What a beautiful stunning card just lovely Lynda x

marg0006 said...

Love the pearls, gives it a touch of elegance.