Saturday, 4 August 2012

Just Because

Hi blog friends!  Aren't the "just because" cards the best to get!  I love those kind.  For this one I have used the Vintage Lace die set from both the motifs and the accent sets.  It is kind of hard to tell but this card has been done with the centre panel raised for dimension.  I used a piece of Graphic 45 paper for the background and cut it into three sections.  I used two pieces of the Duchess lace from Creative Expressions to help divide the sections.  On the centre section, I also used the vintage lace border to peek out from the edge.  I cut a motif in black and layered it with the lace accent in a straw colour, then topped it with one of the tags from the set with my sentiment stamped on it and a bit of antique linen ink too. I added a black double bow tied from the silky crush ribbon, a couple of black pearl stick pins and topped it with a covered button that matched my background paper.  I pierced the edges and added some flatback pearls to the centre corners and the sentiment to finish it off.  You could use this one for just about anything but I still say "just because" is the best reason there is!  All for now, Sue x


150 comments:

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

A very elegant card, love the lace and your dies are beautiful. Hope you have a good flight home. Love Jean x

auscrafts said...

very elegant everything about this card is gorgeous

debs said...

Morning Sue you've done it again a beautiful card love the colours you've used.You've got a talent to keep coming up will all the designs that you keep doing.
Take Care Sue.

Debs Artliff

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it. Black and cream my favourite colour combo - classy!

Karen R said...

I love these lace dies, what a stunning creation once again, love the colour choice xx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another very elegant card...the colors are fab and the lace is very on trend...you could make this card in any two color combination...well done!
Take care and have a great wknd.
Deborah. :)

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

Beautiful card Hugs Ginny ♥

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another Stunning Card.
How do you manage to come up with so many wonderful ideas??
Keep them coming.
This card could be done in so many colour combinations.
Have Great Day

Patricia

Lin W said...

love the lace,elegant card Sue, thank you for all your hard work
xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A true 'Sue' creation today, lovely.
The lace is beautiful, like the idea of covering a button to match, you never fail to inspire.
Have a relaxing weekend, put your feet up when you arrive home.
Take care, have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

val in spain xxx said...

good morning sue. just because is so beautiful in every way.

Rosie said...

What can I say? It is just so beautiful again - just because you are so creatively talented.

zerena said...

Morning, very pretty but quite a busy card. All the best Zerena x

Maryann said...

WAUW I agree, what can you say? It´s sooo gorgeous, Just because.....
I love this one Sue.

Desiree said...

Gorgeous card. Really looking forward to your shows. There are always 'Sue withdrawal' symptoms when you are in the States!

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I agree the just because cards are lovely to receive. Very elegant looking card. Hope your family are well and you got home safely.

Julie x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I agree the just because cards are lovely to receive. Very elegant looking card. Hope your family are well and you got home safely.

Julie x

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, very elegant...hope you have a good flight, Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, very elegant...hope you have a good flight, Carole Z X

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, how do you do it? Just love everything about it and the 'just because' sentiment works so well for so many occasions.
Have a restful weekend and happy crafting everyone!
Hugs Christine H xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,

Just because cards are the nicest to receive - just because.
This card is amazing, you are one very talented lady.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

fame01 said...

love this card sue , yes these are the best cards to get i agree . love it very elegant and stunning ,safe journey . x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Another amazing card from a very talented lady.
Hugs x

Mac Mable said...

A real Sue type card and just love it. The colours are gorgeous and the sentiment just right x Thanks for sharing it with us. Beverley x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Yet again a lovely card. Reminds me of Victorian times. Would love to receive it. X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card really love those vintage lace dies and the colours are perfect.
Hopefully you are now on your way home Take care.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Alison said...

Good morning, what can I say STUNNING once again.
Love Alison Dent

Pam said...

Morning Sue, this card is absolutely stuning. The colours show off the dies and lace to their best effect and another of my favourite bows. Welcome Home.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - wicked! you can hardly tell the difference between what is lace and what is card. Amazing.
Thanks
Clare W

limecca said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card - extremely elegant. Even if you didn't have actual lace dies, you could improvise with lace border punches. Would certainly be pleased to receive a card like this - "just because".

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a sunny morning here in Burgundy - although this is a little too fussy for me I love the colours you have used.
Janet x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue !
Love the "Just Because" card ! the lace and Black bow are very Victorian to me ...lovely!
Love marg

nmty said...

hi sue, what a stunning card, and the lace is just beautiful.

lv norma

Jan.moogie said...

You just don't get enough of these "just because cards" and it is such a pity when they look like this card Sue. Stunnning. xx

Sandra F said...

his card is so elegant. Have a good flight

Marion said...

Hi Sue I agree with the others this card do's have a victorian look to it.love the lace.
Marion

dutchess said...

what an intricate card I just love it and black and white my 2nd fav combo.......and a lovely bow well that ticks all the boxes Sue hope you are safe on terra firma....and not hitting the jet lag wall! take care Margaret

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A stunning and beautiful card gorgeous colour's and design
Hugs Dianne xx :)

sue said...

Morning Sue, Very classy card, I love the lace effect and colours.
Hugs Sue Mx

Sonia Jones said...

I love this card it's so elegant. Sonia x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh this lovely, looks so intricate.

bluebell said...

hi sue loveing the colours of your card today. like the cards you have done for dawn for the products she was useing. i am going to have a go at making the lacey paper with the the long spellbinders,hope you will be on teli soon. they have spelbinders today on create and craft today to. take care love bluebell-flowerwood.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Morning Sue,
I agree with you, receiving a Just Because card is the nicest way to have a smile put on your face. This card you have created would definitely put a smile on the recipients face for sure, it is delightful. I love it.
Hope your safely home now and able to get some rest.
Hugs Linda xx

Elaine said...

amazing Sue what a splendid card and a fabulous reason to send one to a friend ,just because. Well done Hugs Elaine

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you had a good flight.
Love the card today elegant and beautiful.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue,

You are right there is nothing nicer than to get a just bcause card, we should send more. This one is beautiful.

Welcome home, Love Rosemarie xx

Sandybee said...

A stunning card Sue and we all love to receive a "Just Because" one

xx Sandra

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, vintage lace dies are sooo lovely. This card shows them to their best. Hope you have touched down in good old Blighty once more.

Wilma

Maggie J said...

Goo Morning Sue
Your cards just get better and better. I look foward to the inspiration every day.

Maggie J

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another Gorgeous Card. I love the colourways you have used and the vintage lace looks beautiful, also love Graphic 45 paper too. A truly gorgeous card finished off, as only you can do, with a gorgeous bow and stick pins. GORGEOUS. Hope you don't get delayed again and have a safe journey home. Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely elegant card. Would be fab for someone that just needs a "just because" boost. Bx

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous card Sue. Really 'you'! I love the matching button.

Wendy L said...

Just because this is gorgeous. xxxx

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card, i can tell the centre is raised up in this card some good photgraphy there. xx hazel

HiggiSue said...

Wow...love this card. With the changing times and social networking cards don't seem to be sent as frequently but I love this just because...I think your card is stunning, I have these sites and now need my new craft room to be finished quick! I need to seal this idea and try myself!! Hehe !

Looking forward to more inspired ideas. Great work Sue.
Hugs Sue H x

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue, very elegant and suitable for any occasion. Welcome back to the UK, hope you had a good flight. Pat x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Hope the flight went well, very elegant card, I have these dies on my wish list.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Jane in Spain said...

I will make this card "just because" I really like it!

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

gwen70 said...

I love using these dies Sue, This card is so elegant, really beautiful

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh wow super card ... yes I would love to receive this one anytime ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,

Lovely, I needed a Sue style so this is perfect for the day.

Thanks

Janice K said...

Lovely, lacey and so very elegant - gorgeous in the monochrome. x

kimberley said...

ldn't believe it was hand made so for that i thank you very much as she is very special to me.keepup with your amazing ideas sue-we salute you,take care,x.

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue love the colours,love the sentiment,love the card!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is a beautiful Sue card, The Just Because cards are the best, not enough of them about these days with the internet.
Your dies are gorgeous, love the button and the lace.
Hope you have arrived home by now and getting a little rest.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fab card
born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug

kimberley said...

sorry only half my comment posted. what i was trying to say was i sent a just because card from one of your previous ideas to a very special friend and she adored it and was extremely emotional when she received it so thank you again sue,take care,x

nattyboots said...

A very beautiful card sue ,love everything about it .

Elaine H x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

A lovely, lacey, girly card.

Erica x

Moni said...

Fab card, great dies. Hugs,Moni

Ladock girl said...

Another great card Sue, love the duchess lace it matches the vintage lace dies beautifully. Love Linda xxx

Jane said...

Really beautiful card today Sue love all the lace.

Jane xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another elegant card which would look good in other colour combinations as well.
Hope you get over the jet lag quickly.
Evis.

Lacelady said...

Another stunner - you never cease to amaze me.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card today. Just love the colours used. I have just nearly finished a card with that lace on it. Mine is yellow and black. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

martine said...

Hi sue what a beautiful card i love your dies they are stunning,i love the colour and of course a brilliant bow to finish wonderful xxx
all the best martine xxx
ps hope you had a good journey back from the usa xxx

Anonymous said...

Love it! I've got the lace but not used it yet so this card has inspired me to use it with these dies. Hope you had a good journey and we get to see you on tv soon - love Yvonnexx

Sue Parish said...

Love it, love it, love it!
My favourite lace AND my favourite lace dies!
The 'just because' sentiment is a lovely one too.
Hope your journey was a good one.
Welcome back! You have been missed!
Sue xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - hope you are back safely from US. Love the colour combo and the individual ideas but it's all just a bit too busy for me. TY. Kathy x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue.
This really is a very elegant card love black and cream its a real statement.
I love your vintage lace dies and useing them with lace just shows what a brilliant job you did when you designed these dies.
Hope you get back safe and sound. Love Bren

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you use background papers. Attention to detail, such as a covered button to match. A very useful card. Hope you have a good trip home. Hugs, Carol S.xx

guffie said...

Hi Sue hope you made it back safe n sound. love the card so beautiful xx gail

salem said...

elegant. love colors and bow

Tres said...

Hi Sue. You have made another lovely card today!! Really elegant. Great background paper. Your vintage lace dies look great!! Love the bow and the button too!! Looking forward to seeing you on the tv. Lots of love Tres x x x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue

Stunning card and use of the lace dies, love the colours on this one.
Emma

Anthea said...

Morning Sue hope you have arrived home safely. lovely card this morning very classic.Hugs xx

Laura O said...

Love the lace on this card and the dies are so delicate and elegant .Another pretty card.Laura O

Carol H said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it.

ang said...

lovely elegant card, love love love these dies

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card, made with fabulous dies. Hugs Ann

CraftyJo said...

Hi Sue, I'm afraid I'm going to go against every other comment here ;) I *do* like the card and the thoughts behind sending a 'Just Because' but I don't care for the bow. I'm sorry, I've said it before - I really don't 'get' bows on cards (even though I know they're incredibly popular).

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue I hope you and yours are well. What a beautiful card. I think the dimension shows really well. I love the colours and design and sentiment behind sending a just because. Vee xx ps I was wondering if Crafty Jo had come to the wrong page? Seems amusing you have a follower who doesn't get bows!:) You have changed the whole face of crafting with your innovative bow making as well as your genius with spellbinders and general mad skills s'all I'm sayin'. And is it just me but do people go to other's peoples doors these days and say oh buy the way I don't like what your curtains, hair or whatever? My wee granny used to say "Hen, if ye cannae say summthin' nice dinnae say nuthin' at aw! " peace and love xx

jane stillman said...

Another fantastic card Sue, it shoes the dies off beautifully, and I love the lace and Graphic 45 paper x

Kate's Cards said...

Very Baroque!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Hi Sue Wow I love this card. Why? ...Just because! Very classy ;0)

Vick said...

I LOVE it, this is the Sue Wilson cards i love, full of laciness, bows and elegance, hugs Vick xxx
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lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous and brilliant card. Love everyhing about it particularly the lace, must get some...

hope you are home safe and well, we are just leaving to go on a wee weekend cruise (on a liner), first time for everything.

regards
lorraine
xxx

sheila said...

Great card, really like the way you have used the dimention on this card by raising the central panel. The dies spellbinders are producing at the moment are jsut so beautiful. Have a good flight home (not sure where you call home, I'velived in Norfolk for 40 years now but still call my birth town home)

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

A VERY BUSY CARD BUT IT WORKS LOVE THE MATCHING BUTTON HOPE YOU HAD A SAFE FLIGHT

Christine said...

I thought this was navy, and loved it! I assume it's just as good in black.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
I do love this black/neutral colour combination. It's a stunning design. I'd like to have a book entitled 'The Inspirational Creations of Sue Wilson' - publishers please note!
Best Wishes, Sue

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is really beautiful. I have everything to be able to do this card apart from the lace, but i'm sure it would still look nearly as good as yours! (well I could do my best!) Love Sam xxx

Evas Pyssel said...

So wonderful card, my favorite colours. And suddenly you need such a card Just because. Love Eva

lesley said...

Hi sue this is another stunning card when you said you had used lace on the card I had to go back and take a closer look!! Its really hard to tell the difference so I must get your lace dies!! love lesley xx

Claveh said...

This is really great, lovely colours Sue, and the pins look great. Thank you. xxx

nikkib said...

Oooh lovely card Sue, elegant and the colour combo is great once again x

Heather said...

Hi Sue
Hope you are back safe and sound if not a little tired!!

Love this card the layers are lovely! Very elegant!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Margaret said...

Really lovely and so elegant I do so love the lace dies.
Have a good journey home.
Margaret

Su said...

Just been catching up with your blog Sue, as my mum's been ill and I've got no internet at her house. It looks like I've missed a lot (no surprise there then - lol!) All the cards are beautiful and am already looking forward to the next POTD! Hugs

Su (Soop)

Barbara said...

Beautiful, elegant and posh. A proper Sue Wilson card with a button, bow, hat pins and spellbinder dies!!! Looking forward to your return to C&C, you have been gone too long.

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Elegant and tasteful. This would suit any occasion.
Sonia x

john said...

wow this card is stunning the colours are fantastic together

debbie pugh xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
A Lovely classy card.
Love it
Margaret L

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue like the colas well
hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue like the colas well
hugs chris x

cebelica said...

This is SO elegant! I love all the lace. Hugs! xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Stunning Sue, love the colour and the use of different Dies.
Janet

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Sue,as you say any just because card is special and if I were ever lucky enough to get one from you it would be treasured. Such a beautiful card, your dies are so delicate but absolutely beautiful.

lindyloo12 said...

Another stunning card!

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Great card...'just because'..it's beautiful!
Your dies, the lace...etc...gorgeous!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Lara xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Welcome back to our summer!! Your card is just what any doctor would order to cheer anybody up.
It is absolutely GORGEOUS......
thank you.

Sue B said...

Beautiful I really like these dies
Sue B

Shazza said...

wow I would so love to receive a card like this, it is stunning x

Phil D said...

Another great card Sue - love your creations - so elegant, decorative and just fantastic
Phil D

Tracie Carmody said...

An elgant card, love the colour combination xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunning card. I love everything about it!!..Love the colours, dies and layout..So inspiring!! Enjoy your day..:)..xx

Gay New Malden said...

Oh so stunning Sue. Really gorgeous

Love Gayx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is very smart and uses the dies beautifully. It's incredible how you manage to give us such variety. Thank you xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Love black and white but I think this
is a bit busy for me too much lace
love your dies though.
Nancyd xx

Ayelet said...

Such a reach beautiful card!
I love Vintage Lace die set :)

Linda said...

A fabulous vintage looking card. Loving those dies and the layout.

Hugs
Linda xxx

mags said...

Love this card Sue. From the gorgeous dies to the beautiful papers and the stunning ribbon and lace. Very elegant and my sort of thing.
Mags
x

Lynsey said...

This is such an elegant card Sue!
Hugs Lynsey x

pudlet said...

Hi Sue, Sorry this is just to "busy" for me, I think it's the backing paper as I like the elements individually and the basic style of the card. Still if we all liked exactly the same things everything would be sooooo dull.

nutcake said...

Very stylish and elegant card.

Hazel

Lucy said...

You brought your complete A game on this! Yup, this is the kind of "just because" card I'd love to get. You put so much into it that whoever gets it will know you're really thinking about them. I'm loving the color combo -- and, of course, the hatpins and ribbon and other extras that add-up to make this over-the-top special.

Helen O said...

Wow, its a stunner Sue, I love the lace, its one of my favourites, I love the colours and layout, beautiful thank you Helen O xxx

lynda said...

so elegant Sue very classy with the black and cream work so well.Lynda

magpie said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, so rich, classy & elegant x Love how you've even matched up the button with the background paper. A stunning just because card that means everything! xx Love Karen xx

sued99 said...

A lovely card. So elegant.

angiec said...

oh wow that is beautiful i really love every thing about ir

CathyinMN said...

Such a pretty card! I really like these frilly dies.

Rufus said...

Beautiful and classy!
R/

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, loving the raised layers. I'm curious did you make the matching covered button yourself?
With love & light Theresa. H

Vie Carter said...

Another beautiful card from the Wilson stable

So elegant

Vie
x

Crafting Newbie said...

This is a classic 'Sue' card. I love it, especially the G45 papers. The design is so small & regal looking.

Meg said...

Beautiful colours and a really beautiful card.

Margaret O

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - this is really pretty - I love these dies. As for the ribbon - beautiful!!

Hugs Sue xxx

marg0006 said...

Just adore using black & white. The design is gorgous. Am following you thru email.