Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Finished Flower

Hello crafty friends!  It just seemed fitting to show the card with the actual flowers since I planned on continuing my tutorial from yesterday.  I'll give you a quick rundown on this card first.  I started with a dotty background and added a wide strip of coordinating striped card to which I glued a vintage lace border to the edge.  I cut one more lace border and added it horizontally towards the bottom of the card too.  I stamped my sentiment on milk coloured card and used the Labels 28 die to cut it out, but I offset the sentiment so that it left some room for my large flowers.  You don't always have to centre your wording in your dies, sometimes it is very effective not to!  I inked it with Tattered Rose lightly once cut, then I proceeded to emboss it using the Venetian Embossibility folder side B.  Remember to do this, you cannot close the folder.  Lay your die with the cutting ridge upwards away from the folder, cover with your tan mat, add a few pieces of card as a shim and then your raspberry plate and run it through your GC.  I added two of the flowers made from the Blossoms Five die set atop a messy bow made from chalk white seam binding.  Then I added a couple of swirls from the Venetian set which I inked with Shabby Shutters.  I finished it off with a black rhinestone swirl and paper pierced the edges.

A close up of the finished flowers.  These have been inked with Victorian velvet on the edges of the peach card.

To continue on from yesterday's bud (you can see it in the centre of the pic), you will need to go up one size and cut three of the dies this time.  Ink the edges on both sides with your choice of colour (I have used Victorian Velvet here)

Following the same method as the buds, cut to the centres of each of the three dies and then start to form the petals.  Turn it over and work from the back this time.  Break down the fibres in exactly the same fashion.  Do all three this way.

Turn each one of them over and push the centres inward.  Your petals will be shaped and formed the correct way now.

Proceed to apply the glue.  From left to right, this is the order that you will assemble them and the glue needs to be further up the petals for the first one then down to just a dot in the centre for your final layer.

Starting with the bud (from yesterday), place it in the centre with the split from any of the areas facing the centre of any of the petals, this will ensure that the petals are offset each time.

Working alternate petals, raise them up around your bud.  You will need your glue to be tacky at this point too.  This particular layer is probably the most fiddly one to apply, so don't give up with it.  It will look as if you haven't done it right because the petals are quite a bit taller at this point.  Do the first four and give it a good pinch around the bottom.  Then add the next three to form the beginning of the flower.  If you pinch tightly from below, it will cause the flower petals to form outward and that is what you want.

This is what your flower will look like once you have the first of the dies glued and pinched around your bud tightly.
Now for the second die layer in your flower.  Seat the flower from above in the centre of layer number two.  You have added some glue just a little way into the petal for this one so pinch it from the bottom to get it to move up and around the bud and first layer just slightly.  Remember to offset it as you set it on this layer too so your petals won't all line up in a row.
Here is the third and final layer to your flower.  Offset it as you seat your flower from above onto the final piece.  You can play with the petals a bit and pinch them into place a bit more if you like.  I hope you have enjoyed the past few days of tutorials and put these into use in your own card making projects.  All for now, Sue x

184 comments:

Pam said...

Hi Sue, love this stunning card. It looks very classy and those flowers are to die for. Thank you for the tutorials, you make them look so easy.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh! my! Word! yet another stunning card with these wonderful roses.
I am putting a card on my Blog today with similar, I make my roses with Classic Circle dies. I have ordered Blossom 5 as I know they will make my roses much softer round the edges, thank you for the fantastic Tutorial.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for the tutorial, I just adore the rose die and now you have explained how to make beautiful flowers I may just have to purchase them. Your card is one of my favourites, monochrome look is great.

Wilma

Olga said...

Very cute and elegant card!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - just love the inked thro swirls - they really set off the gorgeous flowers.
Rgs
Clare W

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous card loving this die.

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card I need to save for that die. Thanks for your tutorials. Hugs x ChrisB

melanie said...

Thanks for the tutorial I see where iwas going wrong will try again .The card is stunning as well Melanie

Ardilla said...

This flower is beautiful... thank you for the tutorial :)
Your card is also very pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous Sue. nak you for the tutorial. Hugs Sheila.x

auscrafts said...

this is stunning ,the roses look so real

Felicie said...

This card is so stunning.I love the rosese.
Felicie

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
really beautiful card. Everything about is wonderful. Thank you again for the in depth tutorial. I now need, need, those dies. lol. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, thanks for the follow up tutorial, I was very proud of myself as I made flowers out of my blossom 5 dies, and they were not too bad. Bx

Rose in Chester said...

Just beautiful and many thanks for the tutorial. I shall go away and play..........

Elaine Harper said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. I love the rose it reminds me of when I made flowers for my cakes. Love your ideas.

Love Elaine

Marianna Hammer said...

Aww what a lovely card. I love the rose :)

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card lovin the colours you have used. I do like the idea of the offset sentiment. The flowers are just gorgeous Blossom's five is on my wish list.
Thankyou for all the tutorials.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Love the spots and stripes together and love those flowers, they look so real! Thanks for the tutorial. Love Jean x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is my most favourite card, it is STUNNING, I love the black and white theme, and the dots and stripes are gorgeous together with the venetian borders. The flowers are the most beautiful things I have ever seen, and the pop of colour finishes off the card beautifully. Stupendous card, Sue.
Thank you for the next part of the flower tutorial, I absolutely adore these flowers and I can't wait to try them. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card this is - and thanks again for the tutorial, Carole Z X

Bosquie said...

Oh Sue, my favoutite black and white. I seem to be making all my cards in this colour scheme now, and the roses are fantastic. Thank you XX

Debby Berry said...

Sue,

I am loving the extra effort to demonstrate your techniques. I am waiting on this die and then I am off to make these flowers. Thanks

Carole said...

Hi Sue, wonderful tutorial, thankyou, and beautiful card. I'm off to Bonnie Scotland for a few days so will miss your blog. BUT be sure i'll catch up when I get back.

Carole

franzesjoi said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful card sue!!

kimberley said...

Thought the rosebuds couldn't be beaten for beauty but you've shown me i was wrong-the roses are stunning.Thank you for the tutorials Sue.The card is beautiful also,take care,x

norma said...

morning sue,love the card and cannot wait to get back home to do some card making.
hoping my pick of the day will arrive soon
best wishes norma
ps thankyou for the tutorial

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous card here again Sue, but wouldn´t expect anything else from you, as you always do that hun. And thanks so much for the great tutorial here too, it looks great too and very easy to understand and follow. Awesome work hun, thanks sooo much.

YorkshireLass said...

Another fantastic flower tutorial - gorgeous card, Sue!

Lin W said...

Thanks Sue for the tutorials, they have really helped,but you always make it look easy.
Todays card is very elegant and now I know I do NEED this die so will have to have a word in my hubby's ear.
xxx

kelly said...

Love the card Sue,it's beautiful. Thanks for all the tutorials.
Have a great day,
Kelly x

Anonymous said...

Thank you...Thank you ...Thank you..Mabex

Carolyn said...

Beautiful and thanks for the tutorial xxxx

Carolyn said...

Beautiful and thanks for the tutorial xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I don't think you can beat mono/chrome and adding that little touch of colour just sets it off. Once again thank you for the tutorial and when I'm back in the UK this will be one of the first of my new dies I shall be using.
Janet x

Shahab said...

Hi Sue ,
Thank you so much for the tutorial to mamke the stunning finshed flower, it's so exquiste,
this flower just finishes the card off perfectly, I can't wait to make these flowers and spary them with a spary of Chanel no 5 to make them that extra special.
your cards and creations are just amazing.
Thank you for sharing
Have a great day !
Hugs Shahab x

Joesgrandma said...

Love the tutorials Sue. Another stunning card. Thanks XX

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card and thank you for the tutorial, I have this die set at the top of my wish/need list so when funds allow this will be bought.
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Carolyn said...

Wow wow wow Sue,love them roses.I will be getting that set of dies for sure.Your cards are stunning as always.Thanks ever so much for the great tutorial.x

nmty said...

hi Sue, wow thanks for all the tutorials over the last few days (away for the weekend so catching up today). looking at the creations you have made from the blossom 5 set, i will be adding this one to my wish list for certain. love todays card.

lv norma

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Brilliant card. Flowers make a big statement and are beautiful. Love it all . X

debs said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card I love the lay out of this one. Loving the flowers their so classy that you for the tutorial. Will have to have ago at them. Take care Sue.

Debs Artliff

Karen R said...

Love it Love it Love it!

Carolyn said...

Wow wow wow Sue,love them roses.I will be getting that set of dies for sure.Your cards are stunning as always.Thanks ever so much for the great tutorial.x

Granny Ado said...

I am in raptures. Flowers!
Thank you Sue. {}

Lovely card

Ayelet said...

The finished flower is even more impressive then the bud.
Thank you so much for the tutorial :)
And of-course, I love your card!

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....another stunning card. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a great day...

Chrissie..x x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for part two of this stunning rose. Really need this die now. Wonderful card, would not want to give it away.
Audrey x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for part two of this stunning rose. Really need this die now. Wonderful card, would not want to give it away.
Audrey x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Absolutely Fab, the finished rose is beautiful, again the tutorial is so descriptive, there are going to be roses blooming all over the country this Autumn, hee hee.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Jane in Spain said...

These tutorials are just superb - thank you so much! Love the card too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, fab card and stunning flowers. Will have to try these with your tutorial by my side. Thanks

Christine Harrop said...

Thanks for the tutorials Sue. This card is absolutely gorgeous.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Oh goodness to say stunningly beautiful does not do this card justice! The flowers are even better than the real thing, as there is no risk of a garden bug creeping out!
Margaret

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

This card is stunning and I do so love those roses and I do have that die so will definitely be having a go at these.

Your tutorial is so easy to follow so thank you

xxxx

shirley said...

good morning sue another fantastic card i love these flowers roses they look so real thank you for sharing the tutorials with us
have alovely day shirley xxx

Wendy L said...

I will deffo have to have a go at these, they look gorgeous as does the card. xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
What a beautiful card... the the border always look like real lace, and the Roses ..well beyond words Sue! Thanks again for another Tutorial..
LoveMarg

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Another fabulous card. Love the flowers.

Thanks for the tutorial.

When are you next on C&C ?

Erica x

sarah hyett said...

Wow a stunning card and the rose is so beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial on how to make the rose. X

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
A really beautiful card, love the flowers too they look great. Thank you for the tutorials, I will have a go when my dies arrive.
Love Marion x

AdrienneQ said...

Thanks what super photos of the demo.

Marion said...

stunning card Sue ,the tutorials are great please could we have more.
Marion

Julia Watts said...

Stunning card & flowers. This is definately a 'must have' die set. Love, Julia xxxx

nannapat said...

I love the monochrome card with just the flowers adding colour. Many thanks for the tutorial Sue, I think there will be loads of your followers all making roses today! Pat x

HiggiSue said...

Stunning card Sue. Thanks for the tutorial...great as ever :-)

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous rose Sue and it is so very helpful to have the tutorials too. Many thanks, Yvonne xx

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, thank you so much for the final chapter in the tutorial, these dies are now definitely on my wish list! The card's bought to life by the addition of the roses-beautiful! x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Thank you so much for today's tutorial this is the stage I have been struggling with, you are so generous with sharing your knowledge. Today's card is out of this world I can't wait for my dies to arrive so that I can play lol
Hugs x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card and perfect roses.
Thanks for tutorial now all I need is the dies.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Carol H said...

What a beautiful card, love the colours and the roses are so feminine - thank you for the tutorial.

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
These flowers and buds are definitely to 'die' for! My daughter asked me what I wanted for my birthday on 13th and now I know what to tell her!
Thanks for the great tutorials - this is why everyone should be voting for you as Best Demonstrator too on the Craft Beautiful awards (http://www.crafts-beautiful.com/craftawards) x

sue said...

Morning Sue, just returned from a few days away so have a lot of catching up to do. The card today is stunning and the flowers look so real. Thank you for the tutorial which I shall study and try and get the die.
Hugs Sue M xx

zerena said...

Hello, good value for money this die to get two different flowers, must add it to my list. All the best Zerena

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this card I have a sympathy card to do again today (bad year so far) I think I will adapt this one. I won't be making my own rose as don't have time but will definitely adapt this one!

Jan.moogie said...

This is a card to "die" for it is gorgeous Sue. and a bit more tutorial you are spoiling us but speaking for myself I don't mind. xx

foxyg said...

Lovely card. Flowers are gorgeous.

Ladock girl said...

Good morning Sue, it's lovely and sunny here today, hope it is where you are. Love this card today, the peach colour of the roses is just lovely and that die certainly makes lovely flowers. Fab card all round. Linda xxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for this flower tutorial. It is the best paper flower I have seen. Is is so like the Camelia I have in my garden. The card is stuning too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maggie said...

Good morning. What a stunning card and wonderful flowers. You are giving us a resource to refer to again and again which is wonderful. Thank you. xx

Liz Wagner said...

The flowers are fab, not sure I could manage the professional look you achieve. What weight card/paper do you use for these flowers?

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, once again you have inspired us, fabulous card, I Iordered the blossom die when you were on last week but missed the demo, thanks for sharing your inspiration with us, can't wait for my dies to arrive. Take care.
Jess xx

Jackie C. said...

Hi Sue, Thank you for the tutorial, it's just what I was hoping for. Not sure I can stamp off centre, Im a bit of an obsessive "liner uperer". But you have made it elegant as always. Jackie C. xx

hazel said...

Morning Sue another stunning card with a fabulous tutorial. Hope you win the blog contest as you really truly do deserve it xx hazel

evis said...

Hi Sue.
The sun is coming out at last.
Love the card.
The flower tutorial is really great. Will give making the roses a go this afternoon.
Evis.

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Lovely! Thank you for the extended tutorial!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Lacelady said...

The card is stunning Sue, and thank you so much for the tute. I have the dies on order, now I'm dying for them to arrive so I can try these flowers out.

PS (thank you for your email yesterday re edgeabilities).

cazlan said...

great card Sue - and great tutorial - am putting in my order for blossom 5 right now!!! so much easier to see something step by step in pictures rather tham written (well it is for me) so thank you.
have a good day xxx carole

guffie said...

Good morning Sue yet again another beautiful card and those roses really do look stunning i really need this die, i do hope you will be able to bring these back as an individual item as i am sure my ladies in my club will love to make these xx gail in eastbourne

Evas Pyssel said...

This is lovely !! You´re so good teacher. Thank you so much.
Love Eva

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and fantastic instructions. Once my dies arrive I will certainly be trying to make some flowers. Thank you for taking the time to do the tutorial - it is really appreciated. Also thanks for your help yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorials I will be adding flowers to everything now. Todays card is so pretty I love it.
Carole N xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and layout. Thanks for the tutorial again.
Emma

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
fabulous card. I am loving the roses getting better with practice. Really do make the card. Smashing how you have put stripes and dots on together never quite works when i do it lol.
10 out of 10 card for me.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, smashing card and once again thank you so much for the tutorial - the flowers look stunning. Your instructions are so clear that even hamfisted me is tempted to have a go.
Beverley W

hotpotato said...

another lovely card and great flower idea.

Laura O said...

Hi Sue another fab card,just love the black and white colour scheme and the flower is to die for .Still waiting for my pick of the day dies to come .Cant wait to try these flowers out.Laura O

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - gorgeous card and a great tutorial - I'll certainly be making this card (in various colours!!) tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

dutchess said...

Wow wonderful and thank you for the tutorial....I recorded the bud demo but not the continuation......wonderful Sue....hope you are having a rest and a great day take care Margaret MP

martine said...

Hi sue another stunning card, love the flowers xxx
all the best martine xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner love the colours,
waitng for my card to arrive managed
to get both packs when you were on
but still waiting for them as I'm
in Scotland things seem to take longer to arrive but received my
swirl die Friday so don't know whats
keeping the rest.
Nancyd xx

nattyboots said...

Another great tutorial Sue along with your lovely card .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue thanks for the demo

salem said...

beautifull thanks

salem said...

beautifull thanks

Maid of Kent said...

This is a beautiful card, the tutorial is great and easy to follow. Thank you Sue. Hugs Ann

lesley said...

Hi sue the card is stunning as usual!! The flower is amazing and I'm so glad I got this set and I think I will be trying this today instead of doing the cards for my son!!! Lol especially as I think it wiLl be a case of practice makes perfect!! Thanks love lesley xx

Delyth said...

Love the card. Thank you for the tutorial on the rose Sue, you have made it look easy, going to try this so they can be with the butterflies dies I have ordered xx

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!!!!

Sue - said...

Beautiful - wish mine would hurry up and arrive!!

fame01 said...

its so great with seeing the step by step way to do these i have had a go with other dies to make simlar sort of flowers but never turn out quite right will aft to have a go at this way with the spellbinder blossom dies, stunning card by the way sue . hugs sarah .. x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this stunning card, so feminine. beautiful flowers many thanks for the tutorial
Margaret L

Tres said...

Hi Sue. It is great to see the other half of the tutorial using the blossom five dies. You have made such beautiful flowers with them and I hope I can get mine looking similar to yours!! Another lovely card today. I love the background folder. It is on my wish list. Have a nice day love Tres x x x

Sue, Birmingham said...

Sue! What a wonderful woman you are!!! ... how did you know my latest task is to get to grips with making my own flowers? Thank you so much for the step by step instructions! Would it work just as well by using the 'Carnation Creations'; Rose Creations; or 'Grand Peony' die sets? I'm just deciding which one of them to buy so any thoughts would be appreciated ... and would help me to make my mind up!!!! Best wishes, Sue x

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful Sue, and thanks again for the further tutorial, very informative.

Findtime2craft said...

WOW such a beautiful card and very easy step by step tutorial.
Hugs....Wendy

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Such a beautiful card, the roses are gorgeous and look so real. They are the best flowers I have ever seen. Love the stripes and spots and the vintage lace border is so effective.
Thank you for the detailed tutorials and your generosity in sharing them.
Have a great day everyoen.
Hugs June x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a beauiful card my eyes were first drawn to the georgeous blossom and bow then I found them taking in all the fab black and white background detail this is a really stunning card.
Thank you for the BRILLIANT tutorial it is so clear and easy to follow. (why dont you make a book up of all the tutorials you have done) Have a lovely day, Love BrenLel

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card & such an easy to follow tutorial, more please :) Hugs x

Joan Donaldson said...

Another lovely card Sue. Could you please tell me is the card you use for the flowers and same as your basic card stock or do you use a thinner one. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sandybee said...

Beautiful Sue, the tutorials are so easy to follow, thank you

xx Sandra

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue and thank you for another fantastic tutorial, the rose is stunning. The die is a must have. Love today's card it's awesome. Hugs, Christine H xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for the brilliant tutorial. I am in my element making flowers, so this is another beautiful one to add to my list. These flowers have that look that you just have to touch to see if they are real.

Love Rosemarie xx

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Thanks so much for your tutorial - tried to make the roses after you showed it on C&C but they didn't turn out like yours so I'm hoping the extra instruction will help! What weight of paper do you use? Have a good day! x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I'm absolutely loving these tutorials Sue. Yesterdays rose was a WOW but when they're added to the blossoms they look fantastic! Also loving the stripes and dots together. All in all a beautiful card xXx

jordiegirl said...

Brilliant Sue - loving the tutorials.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue thank you for this tutorial i have just ordered this die + lb 27 & lattice ,love seeing your cards each day, thank you love from Christine B x

Christine said...

A gorgeous card. And the dies are a must have, what a fabulous flower can be produced!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

gwen70 said...

Thanks for the tutorial Sue, these roses are gorgeous and the card you have made today is gorgeous, love the tattered rose colour

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue A stunning card with roses that look real.Thank you for taking your precious time to do all these tutorials they are much appreciated.

Jill Liddle said...

As always, a beautiful card. Love the flowers on this one. I must admit that I haven't had much luck with making flowers from my dies, but seeing this one makes me want to try again. Your tutorials are so easy to understand that I feel confident that my flowers will turn out nice now. Thank you.

Linda said...

This is gorgeous and thank you for finishing off the tutorial on the flowers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for the extra tutorial today for these pretty roses.

Love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

THANKYOU so much for the tutorial, Sue. Absolutely love this flower:-)
Regards,
Jan Dunham.x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I love this card so much! The roses/flowers are so adorable! I have been trying so hard, your tutorials are so helpful, I wouldn't say I have mastered them, but I will not give up!! Love Sam xxx

Jane said...

I wasn't so sure about this die when I saw it, but these flowers are one of my favourites its all your inspiration Sue, the card today is beautiful.

Jane xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue Another lovely card thanks for the tutorials very helpful.
Im getting grumpy now !! still waiting for my dies to come. I want to get started.:)

sallysbitz said...

You make things look so easy Sue.

I had a go at making the rose bud on yesterdays tutorial (well several go's), but could not get the look!!

Still, practise makes perfect, Lol

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

magpie said...

Hi Sue x What a gorgeous card! Gosh how well the spotted & striped paper go together! Stunning card, love how you can have the added effect of making the flowers bigger. "Thank you" once again for the tutorial & the extra knowledge. Do love the venetian dies, they just add to the sheer class of your card. Beautiful! Hope you're okay Sue along with your mum in Florida, xx Love Karen xx

Lynn Jackson said...

another stunning card,I love the contrast between the black & white with the flowers to offset it.
Lynn Jackson

Barbara said...

Another fabulous tutorial Sue. those flowers really make the card stand out.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Thank you sooo much for the tutorial. The card is beautiful,right up my street - MUST get these dies, they have to the top of my wish list! Crafty best wishes, Carolyn H. x
PS Sue didnt think my name was so popular but since joining your blog I've found out there are quite a few of us. xx

Linby said...

Hi Sue - lovely card as always, I am going to try those flowers.
I did a version of your lacing card but used your corset stamp as I thought it would go so well - here is the result
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/animal-antics.html
Thanks for the inspiration.
Linbyx

Teresa said...

Absolutely beautiful, I never fail to be amazed, thank you xxx

Anthea said...

fantastic card today Sue. The flowers are brilliant thank you again for another superb tutorial. Hugs xx

ang said...

totally stunning, thanks for the tutorial your flowers are beautiful thanks angxxxx

Carol Parker said...

Thanks for the wonderful demo. Have ordered the flower and labels 28 die. Looking forward to receiving them.

lainey said...

just stunning Sue. lainey x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Had an early start and late finish today .
Lovely card just lovely .
joyce.e

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue and I LOVE that flower! I can't wait to try it :)

Meg said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sue.
It could be used for so many occasions and the recipient should be delighted to receive it.

Margaret O xx

jc2711 said...

Oooh hello, I watched you last week whilst I was on annual leave and somehow I ended up with a grand calibur and the venetian mask etc set - how it all happened I have no idea :)
So I have become a follower, would love to go into your draw and then settle down to read your blog, get the instructions and have a go.
I hope this work!!!!
Thank you for inspiring me. I am not sure the bank manager thinks the same way as I do, but hey, you only live once.

Jackie

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Another stunning card and grateful thanks for the flower tutorial - I have my rosebuds sitting on my craft table waiting to be turned into beautiful flowers - fingers crossed.

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue. thanks for the tutorial on making the flower. xx

lilygee said...

They look really lovely Sue and I have to try making them soon. As you said I could mention my blog also Sue, I will and I invite everyone to have a look - it is an infant at the moment so I would appreciate some visitors and comments. It is jeanlilygee.blogspot.co.uk
lots of love lilygee
xxx

Chrisspi said...

Brilliant tutorial Sue, thank you. My dies arrived today so I'm off to create my first rose bud. Loved the card too, really classy.

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue and i love the verse u,ve used tutorial great so clear thank u
hugs chris x

sued99 said...

Lovely, lovely card. I'd like to have a go at those flowers but don't have the die. Might see if it works with one I have got.

Sue Parish said...

Oh Sue, this is such a pretty card! I love it. Thanks for the great tutorial, so clear and so well photographed too. Have you ever thought of doing a book? (As well as the 2nd DVD and the classroom on C&C of course ....... just put it on the list!!)
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue love this card and the subtle tones. Thank you for a great tutorial on the rose making, will definately give it a go. MartinaM

nikkib said...

and another thing for me to try, simply stunning..... xxx

s said...

Hello Sue, loved this card when I saw it on one of the shows, its so pretty. Really like the flowers & a great tutorial. My dies came today so will be putting flowers on everything.
Sue B

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Gorgeous card!
Every element!
The full flowers are as beautiful as the buds..thanks for sharing!
Lara xxx

Crafty Carol said...

Another stunning card Sue, I am thinking I need to invest in those dies!but perhaps won't tell hubby :)

Yvette said...

beautiful card Sue, i love the flowers, and the tutorial is so clear. Thanks

sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful card, the flowers keep on getting better and better. Thanks for tutorial

sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful card, the flowers keep on getting better and better. Thanks for tutorial

lynda said...

WOW Sue what a stunning card and thank you so much for the tutorial on the roses i saw your demonstration on c&c but so much better to follow now
just wish i had your crafty gift.
love Lynda x

SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD,THANK YOU FOR THE TUTORIALS.SUZYD X

caroline said...

wow sue, your card is gorgeous but the flowers are stunning.
thank you for the tutorial great picture step by step just how i like it
many thanks
caroline x

CathyinMN said...

Another very pretty card! Love those roses. Thank you for the tutorial.

Moni said...

Waw so fab card and great tutorial. Hugs,Moni

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cebelica said...

These flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them! Hugs! xx

lindyloo12 said...

The card and the flowers are both beautiful, and it is so good of you to share all your cardmaking talents with us.

Vie Carter said...

Just a lovely card

The tutorials are so good and easy to follow

Thank you

Vie
x

Richard Palmer said...

Hi Sue,

As a mere male but avid crafter a big Thank You for today's card!

I love all of your cards and strive to reach the heights that you achieve each and every day but today's card is stunning - Nothing More - Nothing Less!

I have arthritis in all of my joints and this means my manual dexterity is poor. I would love a Grand Calibur but would not be able turn the handle easily so I use my Tim Holtz Vagabond for my embosssing and die cutting - the smaller Nesties work really well so I have to keep my cards on the small size.

I have your DVD which I can watch and watch and also find something new - it is about time that you made another one!

Thank you for inspiring me - thank you for teaching me and thank you each day for another masterpiece!

Best Wishes,

Richard

Ani said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the roses! So beautiful! Ani

Beth Fox said...

Hi Sue
I am truly in awe of you. Your dedication to crafting is absolutely amazing. It must have taken you forever to do this tutorial - thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into these tutorials.

Barbara said...

You make everything look soooooooooo easy Sue, this is fabulous xx

Su said...

Fab card and just can't wait to try out the roses - roll on the weekend!

Buttons said...

Thanks for the tutorial Sue. There are so many ways to use SB flower dies it can be a challenge to try to remember them all so every nudge helps! Hugs, Buttons x

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Such a stunning card. Love everything about it
Hugs
Sue XXX

Handgathered said...

Just lovely. I especially like the bud.