Sunday, 12 August 2012

Popping Poppies

Happy Sunday!  A quick floral card for today using the new Festive Floral stamp set.  I have to admit that I have a secret love for poppies too so I really enjoyed making this one.  Plus I got to use one of the new embossing folders coming down the line soon.  I do have to apologise though as I have forgotten the name of it and it was left with my craft supplies in Florida.  It is part of the new Romantique collection which should be arriving soon so if you like it, be on the lookout for it.  There is an open section in the middle of it where I added the pierced edged white card for my flowers and sentiment.  I stamped the poppies on a separate piece of card, then cut them out by hand (sorry no matching spellbinders for these!), but it didn't take very long.  Whenever I cut out images, I always use a black marker to the edge so it takes away that white edge. I coloured them with a combination of pencils and markers (again, what I had on hand at Mom's!) and mounted them up on foam pieces for dimension. I loved the pop of red against the black and white background.  I matted the entire piece on white first, then on black which I pierced to finish it off. 






















                       It's time for our Sunday Comment game drawing too.                                     
                                       This weeks winners are:
                                                   SusanP!!!                                  
                                            Dawn Munday!!
                                                 Clarissa!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  Remember, you only need to leave comments after each blog post to be entered in the weekly comment game drawing.  All for now, Sue x

134 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, so lovely, another simply delightful card without a lot of effort. The poppies stand out against the black and white and again no bow.

Wilma

Pam said...

This card is lovely, so dramatic in these colours.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I love, love, love this card. The poppies are so stunning against the black and white.
I like the embossing folder, I have quite a few and the effect they give is great, look forward to seeing all the new ones.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
This was my other favourite card that was shown on C&C, thank you for posting this one. It is simple but so effective, I love poppies, it is really lovely, I like the embossing folder, cannot wait to see what you are going to bring us.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

jacqui said...

Again a lovely card Sue, i look in every day, not always leaving a comment , i just run out of words to say how good the cards are, many thanks

Felicie said...

This card is so beautiful.I love the colours.
Felicie

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love Poppies and use them when I can !
Love this card the simplicity says it all, with the black and white !
No Hot Air Balloons up today its raining......
LoveMarg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a very beautiful card. Like you, I adore poppies, so this card really appeals to me. I love the embossing folder, looking forward to that one coming to us. Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes. This is my last half day of my line dancing weekend in St Annes, it's been fantastic but am looking forward to my own bed tonight ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Christine Hussey said...

Poppies are another one of my favourites too Sue and they look so enchanting against your black and white background. A card that even I could do, well with a bit of practice stamping and cutting out lol!
Thundering and lightening here so a good excuse for crafting.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good day everyone!
Hugs Christine H xx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Moring Sue. I love poppies too and this is such a lovely example of them. Black and red are really eye catching. Beautiful card. Congrats to the winners.

dutchess said...

Morning Sue got to agree I love the poppies best out of the set....they look stunning on black super car have a great weekend Margaret MP

Joesgrandma said...

Like this one very much. Poppies always make an impact! Thanks Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Dramatic and fantastic. Great shades on the poppy. Fab job
born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card love everything about it the poppy stamps are beautiful.
Well done to the winners.
Have a great day.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, and I love embossed backgrounds I will have to invest in some more and bigger ones as I can never line them up properly, love poppies also.
Congratulations to the winners and happy crafting to all.
Love Tina x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I appreciate it when you create a stunning simple card. Nice job!

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous.
Have a lovely Sunday.

nannapat said...

What a lovely clean and simple card Sue. I too love poppies and the red against the black and white is perfect. I like the look of that embossing folder & look forward to seeing the range on sale in UK. Pat x

auscrafts said...

gorgeous crd Sue I just love popies

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, what a classic, classy card. Lovely
Rgs
Clare W

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
This card is stunning in its simplicity, sunflowers are my favourite flower but poppies come a close second. The new embossing folders look great I look forward to seeing what's new. It's thunder and lightening here so I think it will be a day of crafting. Congratulations to the winners
Hugs x

hazel said...

Lovely stunning card Sue love poppies too and that background mmmm so yummy i want i need xx hazel

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, simple, yet classy and even quite dramatic..poppies are my favourite flower, Carole Z X

Marion said...

once again a stunning card Sue
looking forward to the large embossing folders as i can never get the other's matched up right.
Marion

Sandybee said...

Beautiful poppies stamp Sue.
Really looking forward to seeing the large embossing folders
xx Sandra

Floss said...

I just love this card.

Sandra F said...

I love this card. I will also be looking out for the embossing folder. I hoipe it will soon be available.

AdrienneQ said...

Oh I do so love poppies.
This would make a great bereavement/sympathy card, maybe with the addition of one of the spellbinder crosses

Jane said...

How stunning this card is love it.

Jane xx

debs said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card you are making want to learn to stamp I love the simplicity of it. Looking forward to the 21st to see what you've got for us. Take care.

Debs Artliff

Lin W said...

poppies are one of my favs aswell, have these stamps, will have a go at something with another folder,but will be looking out for this one
xxx

Carolyn B said...

I just love this card.
Carolyn B x

Christine Harrop said...

This actually looks quite dramatic with the black and white and then that red just bursting out. I love it. Christine x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - black and white with a pop(py!) of colour is always a winner for me, and I adore poppies so what's not to like! It's gorgeous. TY. Kathy x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, stunning card the black and white with a shot of red just works so well. Hugs xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbbbbb card today as always. The poppy stamp is great and the embossing folder is too. Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the poppies :)

Clare x

melanie said...

Beautiful card love the poppy`s >melanie

rachel said...

gorgeous card Sue - beautiful black and red xx

Maggie said...

That's my Mum's birthday card sorted so long as these stamps arrive in time. Have a great day. xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue , Poppies are my favourite flower so it's a winner all the way with me. Love the embossing folder so will look out for that one

Rose in Chester said...

Stunning's the word and Poppies are also one of my favourite flowers. The MUST ALSO have a black cat in the picture....

sarah hyett said...

Wow another super card love the colours and textures. I especially love the embossing folder.

Ruthie said...

Very dramatice the colours are very sophisticated, you have the best job in the world.

Julia Watts said...

Stunning card. Love the poppies. Will be watching out for the new folders. Love, Julia xxx

ang said...

lovely card, love poppies angxxx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, The popies are really beautiful. The background would look nice in your black faux silk technieque too.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue
Very striking card. Love the embossed background. Look forward to seeing it . X

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning arrangement really love this one.
Counting the days until we see you on C & C, Have a great day.
Margaret

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is strikingly beautiful. Congrats to the winners. Bx

sue said...

Morning Sue, love this card simple but stunning.
Sue M x

Jane in Spain said...

Just beautiful - poppies are one of my favourite flowers too.

Sue Parish said...

How did you know I bought this stamp set just before I went to bed last night?! Will be getting that embossing folder as soon as I can too, it's a lovely one.
I've got a very soft spot for poppies too. When I was young and didn't have as much time for gardening as I do now, I was advised to sprinkle mixed poppy seeds all over the garden in front of the antiques shop I lived and worked in. They looked so pretty with the white picket fence and seeded themselves and came up again every year.
So I love this beautiful card that has bought back happy memories,Sue. Definitely one I shall try,
Many thanks,
Sue xx

martine said...

Hi sue what a special card so striking card, the colour's are so bold. xxx
all the best martine xxx

salem said...

love poppies , striking card

Ayelet said...

Amazing card! So romantic and elegant.

Cornish Emma said...

A lovely card, using the dark background just makes the red poppies 'pop', i love poppies too as such a sunny flower.
Emma

Cumbrianlass said...

Another Very Beautiful card Sue, love the embossing folder, good idea with the space in the middle of the folder
Janet

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Just love poppies. Black and red is always a winner. Background loks like leather. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kate's Cards said...

I need that embossing folder NOW!!!
Love the card, very Arts and Crafts!!

Victoria said...

What a striking card. Simple but effective. Love the stamped flowers - lovely colouring.

Victoria said...

What a striking card. Simple but effective. Love the stamped flowers - lovely colouring.

Joan Hill said...

Love this one, very striking, and I too love poppies. Love the embossing will keep a look out for these new folders x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the poppies one of my favourite garden flowers, must look out for the new embossing folders. X

Heidi said...

I love poppies myself and this card is just beautiful!

Hugs
Heidi x

carolyn lee said...

Sue , I love those poppies. A stunning card.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, WOW, this is a stunning card, (I too have a soft spot for poppies) the poppies are so vibrant against the black and white. The embossing folder is stunning, will be on the look out for it.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

HiggiSue said...

Another delightful card Sue. I must have a go.
I have not catalogue all my dies in my collection so I can search by styles or shapes hopefully that will improve my creativity as I spend too much time procrastinating and not making anything. Anyone else suffer from this? Lol!!
Contrast to this weeks winners. xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I LOVE this card! So dramatic and bold. I love the embossing folder as well so will keep a look out for it when you're next on CR&CR..Have a great day..:)..xx

Anonymous said...

Simple but beautiful as are all your cards

Gailx

CraftyJo said...

Wouldn't this make a wonderful sympathy card? It's gorgeous Sue.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love poppies and love these poppy stamps there a must have to go to my collection.
Love the simplicity of the card and colours are great.
Congrats to all winners
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Maryann said...

This card is soooooooo beautiful Sue, really exelent work and so elegant.

Claveh said...

This is a really lovely card, so elegant. Thanks Sue.xxx

Sonia Jones said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love poppies. Love the black on white you've used too. Sonia x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a really lovely card. The poppies are great. I love everything about this card. It looks very romantic and dramatic!! Simple and elegant. A great card Love Tres x x x

Sue - said...

Beautiful card. I love poppies too!

jane stillman said...

Oh what an amazing card, love the new embossing folder and poppy stamp, and love the way you have pin pricked round the outside to match the folder x

guffie said...

beautiful card Sue love the strong colours ...... congrats to this weeks winners xx gail

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
A really lovely card, just love the sharpness of Black, White and Red. This card ticks all the right boxes for me, and this embossing folder one for my wish list.
Hope you are enjoying your day,
Love BrenLel

lesley said...

Hi sue love this card the splash of red against the black and white really sets it off.look forward to seeing you on 21st love lesleyxx

SusanP, Kent said...

A Happy Sunday to you Sue,

There's something so vibrant about red with black and white, isn't there? I really like the embossed design too - looks almost like tooled leather. A lovely simple design.
Sue

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Afternoon Sue
I too have a love affair with Poppies - the colours are always so vibrant and are always a hit.
So with today's card everything just gells together.
Janet x

Janice K said...

A lovely card Sue, I love poppies too and the new stamps and embossing folders look gorgeous. x

Elaine said...

Fab embossing Sue and those poppies are super well done hugs Elaine

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous poppied and the embossing folder looks great.

Laura O said...

Hello Sue ,a beautiful card like the red against the black and white background.This embossing folder looks interesting like the plain middle and will be on the lookout for all these goodies you are showing us.Laura O

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A refreshingly pretty card which is just right in this sudden summer's day. Tranquil and cool
Sonia x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

The poppies stand out beautifully against the black and white card and I'm loving the new embossing folder xXx

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card. I too am a lover of poppies. These colours are gorgeous together.

Phil D said...

Thats a super card Sue - love it very vibrant and great combinations of stamping and colouring.

Phil D

Simone Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card! I love the combination of these colors.
Hugs!

nattyboots said...

I just love poppies , this card is a must for me , well done

Elaine H x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Another fab card, Sue. I love the pop of the red and those poppies are gorgeous. Zo xx

Karen R said...

Love the poppies, great card xx

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD.SUZYD X

Maid of Kent said...

Superb card, Poppy's are a fav of mine. Hugs Ann

Christine said...

Lovely, and beautifully executed.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

May said...

Gorgeous card... those poppies are stunning.. Beautiful colours... May x x x

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
What a striking card, love the embossing on the black with the contrast of the white and the poppies add a beautiful splash of colour!
gorgeous!
Enjoy the rest of the day!
Lara xxx

CathyinMN said...

Congrats to the winners! What a stunning card. Love the poppies.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
great card love poppies and they look
great on cards too.
Nancyd xx

nmty said...

Hi sue, this is a gorgous card, the poppies really 'pop out' (sorry for the pun)of the card. A friend of mine would adore this card. will be looking out for this embossing folder.

congrats to the winners.

lv norma

kimmie_35 said...

Wow! This is gorgeous... a very unique card!
Hugs
Kim M
x

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

Vie
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, those poppies are stunning.

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, how do you do it, love the poppy stamps as well, take care vanessa xx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

sheila said...

Poppies are such a delightful flower and one of my favourites to colour after the rose. This is a stunning card.

Linda said...

I too love poppies and your card is fabulous! Loving the look of these new embossing folders and your poppies are gorgeous.

Congratulations to the winners too.

Hugs
Lindaxxxx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card and poppies are a good thing as my daughter is called Poppy.

I love the simplisity of this card but it looks anything but simple.

It is also so strange to see you doing the last couple of cards without a bow but neither of them needed a bow.

Ria

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue and i love the sentiment on it such a natural sentiment hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue and i love the sentiment on it such a natural sentiment hugs chris x

Ladock girl said...

Love the poppies they look really lovely Sue, hope you had a good weekend. Linda xxx

lilygee said...

lovely embossing and gorgeous stamp - thanks for sharing
love lilygee xxx

Lacelady said...

Absolutely stunning - I don't think you can go wrong with black, white and red!

Craftyhugs said...

Lovely card. Very stylish and unique. Love black on a card. Crafty hugs xxxx

Jan.moogie said...

dark and sultry, lovely card x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful classic card. No spellbinders or bow you must have been sitting on your hands. LOL! Love it. With love & light Theresa. H

Crafting Newbie said...

Dramatic card, love the piercing across the white card. Hugs, Barbara

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue a delightful card that doesn't look too hard-so long as you can colour as well as you!

Helen O said...

Wow Sue this is so unusual, its got a gothic romance feel to it, thank you Helen O xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,

Only one word for this card......STUNNING.

Margaret O

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is simply stunning!! I don't have a poppy stamp but am trying to think of s similar design I could maybe create mmm.... Love Sam xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

NICE CARD SUE

caroline said...

i adore poppies, they work so well with the black card

caroline woodhall

magpie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love those poppies! They look so rich & really stand out against the black & bit of white background. Loving the new embossing folders too. Won't be long now before we see you & them on C&C! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Ps Congratulations to all the winners! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love those poppies! They look so rich & really stand out against the black & bit of white background. Loving the new embossing folders too. Won't be long now before we see you & them on C&C! xx Love Karen xx

marg0006 said...

Great embossing and colors.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful card. I also love poppies. xx Flora

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue, I love poppies and this stamp looks great I am getting all excited about all the new embossing folders; this one sounds cool. Looking forward to the shows.
As for your card it is wonderful. Vee xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Sue this is a lovely card.
I adore the poppies and the new embossing folder looks fabulous..I can't wait to see all the new stock you have to show us.
I have set the recorder to make sure I don't miss a show! So looking forward to them all.
Hugs Linda xx

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