Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Lilies and Love


Hi everyone!  A floral card for today and one of my favourite flowers too.  I started the card by preparing the background.  Using white card, I embossed it with the Couture Creation folder called Courtshop and extended the pattern.  I then cut a border using some of the edgeability die inserts.  I kept the edges straight but used the die to cut one side, then cut the mirror image on the other side of my border.  I matted it with a white strip so it would highlight the insert fall away areas.  I cut a large Labels 18 and edged it with Victorian Velvet.  Then I cut another one that size but in dark rose card to match my border.  I stamped my sentiment, then cut it out with a smaller Labels 18, but I knew I wanted my flower to cover the lower corner so I centred my sentiment in the upper corner of the die (they don't always have to be perfectly centred in the middle, do they!)  I inked it with more Victorian Velvet to give it a bit of colour.  I added the pearl Nestabling to the edge of it for a bit of glamour.  Next I stamped my Lily and embossed it in white.  I coloured it with a combination of distress inks and markers I had on hand.  (This card was done at my Mom's a while ago in Florida and I don't have quite the supplies there so it literally was done with what was on hand)  I added the flower in the corner between my two Label 18 dies.  A bit more bling was added to the focal element in the way of pearl swirls and a final piercing to finish it off.  I hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

147 comments:

Pam said...

A very beautiful card today again, Sue. Love the lily flower, it is a favourite of mine too.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card - like the red n white combo
Rgs
ClareW

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue. Another outstanding card. Lillies are one of my favourite flowers so I love this card.

Wilma

debs said...

Morning Sue Another Beautiful card Sue it's so Elegantand the colours are my mind of colours.Take Care

Debs Artliff

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,

Outstanding, love the border idea, colour, flower Oh! just everything about it.............
Have a Great Day

Patricia

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. I love lily images as they are very versatile. Bx

Felicie said...

What a beautiful card Sue.I love it.
Felicie

franzesjoi said...

beautiful card, sue!!! another stunner :)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly gorgeous card today. I adore the embossing folder, it is like a peacock feather, it is beautiful. I love how you have matted the labels dies next to each other and then put the lily in between them, beautiful. I love the edgeability die-cuts they are a lovely accent. I love everything about this card. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynn said...

Morning Sue, Wow what a great card, lillies are my favourite flower, although not my husbands as he has hayfever - ahhhh shame lol.

I shall try this one..

Lynn xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love that lily and fab colours.

Laura O said...

Love it Sue,the flower is beautiful and the layout of the card is just great.This is one of my favourites too.Laura O

val in spain xxx said...

good morning sue. beautiful card as usual. love the colours.

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the layout and the colour combo! Carole Z X

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Of course I like this card, it is fab. Thanks for another creative start to my day.

auscrafts said...

beautiful card ,the colours look so good together

Maid in Cornwall said...

Love the colours of this card and with just the right amount of bling. Avril.

Christine Harrop said...
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Christine Harrop said...

The dark rose card is lovely and provides a great contrast. The sentiment is lovely too.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue another beautiful day here in Burgundy - yet again another elegant card - I love using the edgeability dies as a focal point - I think they are equally as beautiful as the dies - I also love the colours you have used today too.
Janet x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another really pretty card, the layout is lovely with the colours you have chosen.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, love the way you have off set the dies and added the lovely Lillie and bling, the edgeabilitie dies make a real statement. This card does not just draw your eyes in it calls at you from all corners saying "Look at me" LOVE IT.
Have a great day, Love Bren

Marleine said...

Hi Sue

What a very beautiful card. The bling works so well, but I do love the embossed background.
Your ideas are great. X

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card Sue.

dutchess said...

its lovely Sue one of those cards you would love to receive and be proud to have made...love the pearls ans swirls makes it so elegant....loving the stamps...take care Margaret MP

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue ,a very eye catching card ,love the lilly and the colours .

Elaine H X

kimberley said...

Very pretty card Sue,very female.Any chance of maybe gatting some male ideas as i am rapidly running out of them?They would be very much appreciated,take care,x.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card really feminine. Hugs xx

Sonia Jones said...

what a gorgeous card. I love the colour combination you've used it so effective. I love lillies and have tons of them in my garden they are definately one of my favourite flowers. Hope you are well. Sonia x

cebelica said...

So beautiful! I like how the flower stands out because of its colour. Hugs! xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the touch of red and pink on this one Sue. Fabulous Lily and a wonderful sentiment.

Have a happy day - Sylvia x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, like it I love it! The layout and the colour combo is brilliant. Would love to have a go at this one but need labels 18 and the lilly stamp. Will my list ever decrease, I don't think so lol!. Have a lovely day, hugs Christine H xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the flower.

Clare x

Julia Watts said...

Lovely! Julia xxxx

Cdteach said...

Beautiful card and it would be great for a ruby wedding.

Jan

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Heather said...

Aww! I love this card Sue!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

hazel said...

Wonderful card Sue love the colours and those edgeabilities wow. xx hazel

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card as always Sue.

Erica

marg said...

Hello Sue
I look at your cards, and think what a wonderful talent you have for creating such beautiful work..this card is lovely Sue!
Love Marg

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Another stunning card. Love the colour combination.

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card, love the layout and the colour combo. TY. Kathy x

Victoria said...

Beautiful card. I really like the way you've offset both mats and stamped the sentiment to the side so that the flower fits nicely. Clever!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card, love the whole layout and arrangement. Flowers definitely make it for me.
Carole N x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another wonderful card today. No wonder you have such a big following. It must take you ages to read all the comments.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marion said...

Hi Sue really like this card but then i like all your cards.I like the colours on this one.
Marion

angiec said...

that is so pretty,there are so many different elements to look at i love it

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and I love lillies, I have some in my garden flowering at the moment.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous card here today Sue. I LOVE lillies and this is so beautiful.

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, I just love it. I have some edgebilities but not been confident to use... now they are coming out.if the box!!
Hugs
Sue H xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card lovin the colours must try those edgeabillities I have them and not tried them yet!!!
Your sentiment is so nice where is that from? The lily flower looks pretty and of course may favourite pearls.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another really lovely card. I really like the way that you have offset the two mats - why didn't I think of doing that? Still not a lover of the nestabling around the label but in this case I think it works.Love the colour combination and the lily stamp.

Sue B said...

Morning Sue, what a very beautiful card, so clean & elegant also think the colours are lovely. Even with limited supplies while you are away, you never cease to amaze us.
Sue b

Karen R said...

This is lovely. I think that I am coming round to the nestabling, particular when it matches the colour of the base card like this one. Really versatile card for so many occasions xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Soooo gorgeous, lillies are one of my favourite flowers , have some in the garden. The colour combo is stunning and love the edgeabilies and the bling, the sentiments says it all.
Your ideas are truly amazing, you give sooo much to us all.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Phil D said...

A beautiful card Sue - great ideas and design
Phil D

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue WOW I love this card it is so beautiful and it has my favourite flower on it as well!Why can't I colour like that,it looks so realistic.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card, i love that red colour card. Great layout.
Emma

Lacelady said...

I can almost smell the scent from that lilly - the card is beautiful.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just love it design colours used, everything.
You inspire me with your creations thank you.
Lydia
X

deniseann said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty card,
I love it ,another one to try!!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card. Subtle colour & bling!
Frances

Ruthie said...

Sometimes Sue your cards leave me breathless, this is one of them, the red and white so loverly.

sue said...

Morning Sue, this is a beautiful card today, I really love lillies.
Hugs Sue M x

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful feminine card. Love the look of the embossing folder, one to add to my stash I think!! x

Maggie said...

What a fabulous card. These colours are so pretty and the offset shapes work really well as a background to the lily. Very clever. Love everything about it. xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another a beautiful card. I wish I knew where you had your inspiration from.
Evis.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A real beauty today! Love the richness and warmth of the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful lily flower, you cannot go wrong with flowers and this card is no exception, love the colour combo,

Love Rosemarie xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous! Love the colours and flower...Have a great day...:)..xx

yvette said...

I love this card!!! The border element is so pretty!

zerena said...

morning sue, like this one, it could be adapted quite easily. Zerena

Carolyn B said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. I love the lily. Carolyn B x

shampylou30 said...

wow stunning as always sue xxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card!! I love everything about it!! The layout, the edgeabilities, the label shape, the colours and even the sentiment!! A really beautiful card. I cant wait to see you on cc. Have a lovely day, Tres x x x

Sandybee said...

Excellent card today Sue, love the colours

xx Sandra

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this colour combo a very striking card!

Rose in Chester said...

How lovely this card is - the colours are stunning.

hotpotato said...

the ideas still keepa coming!

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today, love everything about it.
Margaret L

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

A very peaceful card today despite the use of the dark red. I like the idea of the offset die cuts to support the lily shape. Thank you

love from Jackie D

melanie said...

Stunning card so elegant .melanie

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card...never mind wrapping love in a ribbon, you've incorporated it in every element of this card!

Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
So so beautiful everything about it is just elegant.
Margaret

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another lovely card Sue. Love the colours you've used xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great Card. I love the die insert only border, especially with the perfect pearls down the centre. With love & light Theresa. H

Christine said...

Love the way it's all co-ordinated, the way you've managed to tie in the shapes and colour.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

nesscraftyqueen said...

Just beautiful as usual Sue and with limited supplies, you would never have guessed!

gwen70 said...

Stunning Sue, Love the lily and the colours, just gorgeous

Heather T said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card today I love the the way you have coloured the Lily it looks so realistic. Again you have given us another brilliant idea by offsetting the nested shapes I know I 've said it many times but you never cease to amaze me.
Hugs x

Lin W said...

wonderful card Sue, love the flower
xxx

lesley said...

Hi sue wow another stunning card I don't know where you get the ideas from but I'm really glad you do cos I wouldn't think to do half the ideas you have. Thank you for your continued inspiration love lesley xx

CraftyJo said...

Very lovely, I do like that lily!

Bosquie said...

Another winner>XX

lilygee said...

So beautiful and love the sentiment so much
love lilygee
xxx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a card and i had to smile as i am colouring a lily stamped image at the mo for a card I'm doing and yours has given me the finishing touches LOL!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
so many lovely things to see on this beautiful card. Firstly, I love the sentiment; that is just so unusual and lovely. I really like it offset like that. The flowers are rendered in a natural way that I strive for and that red is a fab counterpoint. Vee xx

brenda said...

Lovely card and a beautiful sentiment x

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, very pretty and girly, I love the embossed background, your stargazer lily is so realistic, thank you for the inspiration Helen O xxx

Maid of Kent said...

This is the most beautiful card I have ever seen. The offset mats, the lovely lily and the edgeabilities really make this a stunning card. Sue you are a marvel. Hugs Ann

Jane in Spain said...

This is a really stunning card - just love it!

May said...

Stunning card Sue... beautifully embossed.. and the lily is AmAzing.. LOVE IT!! Hugs May x x x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Fab. card like how you do the borders
mirrored very effective love colours too.
Nancyd xx

snowqueen62 said...

Another beautiful card i love the red accent to this one
Sue x

Meg said...

Love this card Sue, with a Poinsettia it would be good for Christmas.

Margaret O

salem said...

love lillies great card. good idea to use what youve got stashed away, tryng to do that

Claveh said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours used and also the fabulous lilly! xxx

CathyinMN said...

Love this card! Your lily looks fabulous. I love lilies, too.

Anonymous said...

Must say this is going on my favourites list. Absolutely beautiful Sue 'where oh where' does you inspiration come from! ValC

CraftygasheadZo said...

So pretty, the lilies are just perfect. Zo xx

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue and one of my favourite embossing sheets.x

Petula said...

Another fabulous card Sue, I just love the whole design, colour and layout, it all balances perfectly.
Thankyou for sharing your lovely ideas.
love pet x

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Sue and a wonderful sentiment how fabulous Hugs Elaine W

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I just love how you have done the border - might have to try! Love Sam xxx

cazlan said...

another great card - very elegant. love the colours and the sentiment. xx carole

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful

Vie
x

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE LILY.
SUZYD X

Jean Johnston said...

Beautiful card Sue. Design so adaptable for many occasions.

Jane said...

Lovely card Sue prefer it without the flower myself.

Jane xx

Planetsusie said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue - really lovely. Lilies are one of my favourite flowers and this stamp looks smashing.

Hugs Sue P xx

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card!
I love the flower and the embossing.
The dark border is great too :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card.

Vick said...

Another smashing card Sue, i love the way you are using the negative parts, hugs vick xxx
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Tracie Carmody said...

A lovely card and of course I love the colours x

mags said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love the colour combo and the gorgeous Lily.
Mags
x

AnneRD said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the embossed background and all the detail Anne x

Victoria said...

a truly beautiful sentiment and a gorgeous lily

magpie said...

Like it? LOVE it!!! Beautiful card Sue, can't believe you coloured the lily with what pens were at hand at your mums! The lily is a favourite of both my mum & myself & the perfume they send around a room is divine! Forget air fresheners! The Courtshop embossing folder is lovely, as is the dark rose card against the white. Such a beautiful sentiment to send to somebody you think the world of & no, it doesn't have to be in the centre! Absolutely stunning xx Love Karen xx

Barbara said...

A very pretty card, the border is lovely.

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card.
Sonia

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, just love everything about it. B.W. Carolyn H x.

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning! Lillies are my favourite flower especially the stargazers. Lovely colours and loving the bling.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, absolutely beautiful.
As I'm sure you know, our name 'Susan' means Lily and I love them too. My garden is filled with them and I have more in pots clustered under the windows. The smell is intoxicating!
I was so lucky last year, Ideal World had an end of season sale and I bought the giant 'skyscraper' lilies for, I think, just a penny each + postage! Just happened to have the tv on at the right time as they sold out very quickly. I thought there might be some dried up ones, being end of season, but every one was perfect and they grew and flowered last year and are now flowering again. What a bargain!
Sue x

Moni said...

Lovely card. Hugs,moni

Buttons said...

Love these lilies and your choice of colours to match them is sublime as usual. Hugs, Buttons x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it all

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

love this card sue.lovely

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a cracker. Love the lilly. I want to do something in the middle of that. not sure what?!?!? You maybe know something better than me. Blob of liquid pearl for the end of the stamen, or flat back pearl. Still a fab card full of interest.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

jennywren1947 said...

like this card very much thanks again sue
hugs chris x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a lovely card...where is the ribbon??...your sentiment is calling for one!
Have a nice day Deborah :)

marg0006 said...

Such a pretty card. Love all the pearled flourishes.

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Ashley Jones said...

How lovely this card is - the colours are stunning.

Mayeyiwr said...

Hi Sue, Great Card. I love the die insert only border, especially with the perfect pearls down the centre. With love & light Theresa. H

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