Sunday, 19 August 2012

Thinking Of You

Good Sunday morning!  Cherry Blossoms for today!  I have had several emails asking about these dies, but until just recently, I didn't even have the set to play with.  I am loving the cherry blossom set though.  I think it is a very useful set and I hope to show you other ways to use it, showing it's versatility.  There is a definite Asian/Oriental theme that is coming back into the market.  I saw it's influence all over CHA when I was there in July.  There are several new sets in this theme in the summer die releases too.  I have used the Awesome Blossoms embossibility on the background on this card.  I inked the edges of the embossed milk coloured card with Antique Linen.  I wrapped a piece of American seam Binding in the Flesh colour around the bottom of the background and taped it to the back.  I cut the cherry blossom twigs out of kraft card and inked them with antique linen.  I glued them in place as if they were coming in the the edge of the picture. (I always think of cherry blossoms this way.  My folks lived in Japan while my Dad was in the service and there was always the block print books in our house that had cherry blossoms in the foreground and Mt. Fuji in the distance!)  I cut two of the Venetian motif, one in milk card, one in pale pink.  I interlocked them by offsetting them (they will clip in to each other) and that formed the base of my sentiment piece.  Next I stamped my sentiment, placed the venetian die over it so I could ink the edge in Spun Sugar.  I removed the die and added a piece of sticky adhesive sheet, then replaced the die in the same place and cut it out.  I used the piercing holes as a guide to cut out the centre circle.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with micro beads.  I mounted with foam pieces atop my Venetian motifs.  I added a messy bow tied from the seam binding and a coloured dazzler in the centre.  I went back and cut out an assortment of the flowers that come with the cherry blossom set and added them to my twigs coming from the edge of the card.  I inked them with Spun Sugar.  I added another mat of milk card and used the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue dots around the edge as an accent to frame and finish my card.  What do you think of this new die set?  Do you like it as much as I do? 

It's time for the Comment Game drawing too!  This weeks winners are:
Jan.moogie!!!
Beth Peake!!!
Ria Gall!!!

 Congratulations!! Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your postal address and claim your prize.   All for now, Sue x

151 comments:

Pam said...

Hi Sue, a very lovely card today, the Cherry Blossom dies are lovely, as I have them too. I love the way you mix the different sets of dies but they always seem to match. Looking forward to Tuesdays show.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue,
I love the Cherry Blossom Dies, I have them on order so looking forward to receiving them. This card is so pretty, I love it! Love Jean x

Jan.moogie said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card and a different sort of die, oriental so magical. Must say I really love oriental style cards but don't make many.xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A very pretty card today, the dies lend themselves beautifully with that particular embossing folder. I am really liking all these new dies and folders, cannot wait till tuesday to see your samples. We have definitely missed you on C&C, wish we could have you doing your own show (hope you get good presenters)
Congrats to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft on the way to Donnington, hee hee.

jacqui said...

The card is lovely, and yes cherry blossom dies are one of the sets i will be buying.

cebelica said...

Such a pretty card! I love that cherry blossom dies. Hugs! xx

Mari said...

Your card is very beautiful! Love that cherry blossom die :)

Wendy L said...

Looks beautiful. xxx

Lin W said...

very pretty card,love the spun sugar it is one of the best inks i have.
xxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
As always I just love today`s card.
Really looking forward to tomorrow evening, off to count the £1 coins I save to see what I can spend. I am sure there will not be enough for all I will NEED!!!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia
patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.com

nuttinanni said...

gorgeous card, already have the dies and they are very effective on orietal papers with the occasional decoupage japanese lady.
looking forward to Tuesday.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, Cherry Blossom is next on my list, so oriental and delicate. I have some lovely oriental style papers which would look great with these dies. Love the card.

Wilma

kimberley said...

Another pretty card Sue-looking forward to tuesday!take care,x.

kimberley said...

Another pretty card Sue-looking forward to tuesday!take care,x.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another winner! my pearl embellishments came yday - wowee! they are terrific - I am wondering if one could colour these with either alcohol ink or pro markers maybe?.. Have you tried and if so did they look good and keep their pearly finish or not?...

2 days to go.....
Rgs
ClareW

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
I do so love cherry blossoms, they are so pretty. The card is very lovely. have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sudha said...

Fabulous creation dear.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

melanie said...

beautiful card can`t wait till Tuesday >melanie

AdrienneQ said...

Love the card and the theme.

Have just been off to look at the embossing folders on the spellbinders website and they seem to be showing the "A" of Awesome Blossoms as the one you used. ??

Clare said...

Really pretty card, love the soft colours. I've been tempted to get the cherry blossom dies - probably will after seeing more of your cards :p

Clare x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card I love the cherry blossom dies but now I seen it close up I will have to save my pennies for them looking forward to tuesday night to see what you've got for us. Congratulations to winners today well done.

Debs Artliff

Christine Harrop said...

This card is so delicate, Really beautiful. Christine x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - already v.hot here in Burgundy - What a very pretty card - I like the g entle colouring and really like the embos background. Congrat to the very lucky winners. Getting very itchy fingers for Tues/Wed.
Janet x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely pretty card, just getting ready to pick up my Mum to celebrate her 82nd birthday today, congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Tina x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue.These dies make a really pretty card. I have bought them so it's great to see different ways to use them.I have so many oriental goodies in my stash as it was very "in" a few years ago so it will be great to see new ideas to use them.

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Sue and love the cherry blossom. Roll on Tuesday!! Love Yvonne xx

Sandybee said...

Just beautiful Sue

xx Sandra

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, such lovely colours!xx

Lynn said...

These dies are amazing, must add them to my wish list! - have agood Sunday Lynn xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue this is a pretty card ,but i'm not into oriental myself.Marion

Mayflower said...

Stunning card. Lovely dies. Phyllis x

jayne denver said...

Morning sue
Wow love this card yes I do love the dies
That's what I love about spellbinders you can use dies from different sets and never look mid matched
Thanks Jayne

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card cherry blossom dies are great i already have them and cant put them down. lol
joyce.e

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful card today, yes I love the cherry blossom dies too and they lend themselves to coming out from the side of the card. I love the colours you have chosen, just beautiful. I also love how you have clipped the 2 venetian die-cuts together, they look stunning. After yesterday's sneak peak, I can't wait for Tuesday/Wednesday's shows. Congratulations to the lucky prize winners. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card! I haven't got the cherry blossoms or the folder (yet!) but I bought the spun sugar yesterday, so that's a start - may as well get the rest now, hey?!
Hope Donington is a little less busy for Happy2craft today. Yesterday it was so hard to get around with so many people there. Hopefully they will make it a 3 day show in the future, like the NEC one.
Looking forward to Tuesday - not long now!
Congratulations to the winners,
Sue xx

martine said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card i like the cherry blossom xxx
all the best martine xxx

Joesgrandma said...

I am running out of superlatives to describe these latest artistic delights. Lovely, eyecatching, Gorgeous etc. Thanks Sue.

nannapat said...

Beautiful card again Sue. I like that embossing folder and cherry blossom is always a winner. Pat x

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card, the cherry blossom dies are very oriental as you say. I really like the colours you have used they are so soft. Linda xxx

Julia Watts said...

Really pretty card. Love, Julia xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I have the cherry blossoms on order but haven't seen the embossing folder before and that looks like another to go on my list!! very pretty card, thank you

love from Jackie D

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely girly card with the pink and cherry blossoms. Looking forward to Tuesday. Congrats to the winners. Bx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a pretty card!
LoveMarg

Maryann said...

Oh Sue, this is sooooooo beautiful.
Sooooooooooooo romatic and sooo awesome made. I just love it.
HAve a wonderful week ahead.

sue said...

Morning Sue, the cherry blossom dies are a must have I love them.
Hugs Sue M x

gwen70 said...

Love the Cherry blossom and the venetian dies Sue, The card is just gorgeous so pretty

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, my daughter would absolutely love it as cherry blossom is her most favourite thing in the world. Even to the point that she is making porcelain and glass trees at university. Have my eye on this die for that reason. Hugs xx

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another lovely card! I love the cherry blossom dies and I actually have a set but haven't had the chance to play with them yet. Sarah

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card yes i love this die set managed to get it in the last potw very pleased with it has many many uses xx hazel

Lacelady said...

Such a pretty, delicate card - I wish I had all the embossing folders that you do.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
I love these cherry blossom dies and ive used my set loads as so versatile. I had an owl sat on the branch last week. Lovely card love the touch of pink. Stunning embossed background.
Emma

bluebell said...

hello sue,love your card today,ilike cherry blosom and pink. is that a pink dazler i see ther yipiee,hope they are coming soon. will be nice to see you on teli soon i hope have missed you. i am not well enough to travel anymoer so look forward to the teli programs. it keeps me inspired and up to date with new things, we all contribut to crafting in our own way. my cards go to my local hospise.love bluebell-flowerwood.

Debby Berry said...

Sweet makes me think I am back in Japan in the spring.

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card once again, roll on Tuesday. Take care.
Jess xx

cazlan said...

very pretty, love oriental cards - always look so delicate. another winner Sue.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Last week my daughter made her first ever card using spellbinder dies for her sister's birthday and of course she is hooked. I have just shown her your card and the cherry blossom dies are apparently now on my must have spellbinder list (for her of course - not me) - cant wait for Tuesday - missed out on the last set of dies as pennies let alone pounds were in short supply but this week may well be different.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so pretty, like others I have a stash oriental goodies I am so glad it coming back in fashion so I can use it. The Venetion dies were in the package that I missed out on, they are so nice. I am so looking forward to your shows I too wish you had your own show ( where you are allowed to show your many talents), perhaps we should all write to C&C suggesting this lol
Hugs x

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue lovely card like both of the dies u,ve used 2day
hugschris

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue lovely card like both of the dies u,ve used 2day
hugschris

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, The cherry blossoms are beautiful. Like other I have a lot of oriental items from the last time it was in fashion, so it can now come back into use. Looking forward to Tuesday.

Love Rosemarie xx

Victoria said...

Another lovely card. I think the cherry blossoms are beautiful and you can use them in many different ways.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card indeed. I love the cherry blossom dies and they are on my wish list but I'm waiting to see what you bring us on Tuesday before getting anything else.

Congratulations to the winners.

Frances

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is yet another beautiful card..:)..I love Cherry Blossom, it always reminds me of springtime and I love the background as well. Have a great day..xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
What a lovely card.I will need to get the blossom die. My pearl bow embellishments arrived from Sam Poole yesterday, they are very pretty. Can't wait to use them.
Evis.

Sue B said...

A beautiful card Sue, the problem is I like EVERYTHING that you use & want it, no need it, all!!!
Sue B

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A pretty feminine card today. I love the look of the blossom background folder. I do not have the cherry blossom dies. They look great but I am not sure that they are really my kind of flowers for card making. The Venetian dies look lovely. I am still desperately counting down the days till Tuesday night!! Love Tres x x x

Laura O said...

Lovely card Sue really like the background embossing folder.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue this is such a pretty card, really lovely.
Beverley W

Beth Peake said...

This is such a pretty card Sue. So delicate and summery.

Thanks so much for sharing

Beth xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Such a pretty, delicate card. Love the Venetian dies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
In a word Beautiful what else can one say except I want the set!
Margaret

HiggiSue said...

Just beautiful.... I didn't get these dies in my lsdt purchases ss I east sure about them... looking.forward to seeing how best to use them.hugs Sue x

ps contrast to the winners.

Clarissa said...

A really pretty card. I love oriental style cards.
Clarissa. X

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love the card it has a sense of calm about it.
My crafty friends do Fat Books that we swap and do a double page up and my theme is Oriental I love it
Congrats to winners
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

nattyboots said...

Another pretty card Sue

Congrats to the winners

Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Well we have done it again. I made a very similar card with tonic punches lol. Will send u. hehe Can't believe how similar even down to the colour lol
I of course love this, think yours is better than mine
Well done
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue this card is so very beautiful and serene.Your mixing of the dies is always so clever and works so well.

Jane in Spain said...

I love the cherry blossom dies, and I think that the Venetian dies are just so beautiful I really truly must have them! Stunning card once again - thanks!

salem said...

love the blossoms great card

Maid of Kent said...

Such a pretty card today, I have these dies but have not played with them yet, busy with the C cards. But this card has inspired me to get them out and have a go. Hugs Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another pretty card. I love the colour scheme, soft pinks & creams always seem do summery. With love & light Theresa. H

dutchess said...

lovely Sue....have to wait till after tuesday to see if there is any money left for these dies! went to Donnington yesterday to the great british craft festival...what a shambles...
looking forward to the demos!!! take care Margaret MP

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is a beautiful card, so delicate. The way you have interlocked the Venetian dies is amazing. The Oriental dies are enchanting, must save up for them.
Two more sleeps to go.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Bosquie said...

Lovely card again Sue. I was hoping to buy more dies at Donington yesterday at the craft festival, but oh my what complete and utter chaos. No organisation, so I came home without even getting into the venue. Will save my pennies for Tues.XX

The Die Cut Diva said...

A very pretty card Sue, there are some really nice oriental patterns and designs, but they havent been so popular recently, so Im glad they are coming back. thank you as always Helen O xxx

norma said...

morning sue ,i reallly luv this card.i am house and doggy sitting on hayling island so will see the shows tue eve but went home sat to set up the recorder for the shows on c&c.the hse i am staying at has virgin and i cannot get c&c on that
never mind will watch when i get home best wishes for the potd
from norma

Marleine said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Like the blossom die. X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this is a really beautiful card. I have the cherry blossom dies, so will be copying you in just a minute! Your cards are always so perfect. Love Sam xxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A lovely soft dreamy looking card today Sue. The pale colours look good with this card. xXx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful,I love oriental style cards, and this one is so elegant.
Margaret L

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful,I love oriental style cards, and this one is so elegant.
Margaret L

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Love this, so pretty in pink. I have the cherry blossom dies too and just love them, very useful set. Thank x

Shazza said...

beautiful card, love the delicate colours x

Claveh said...

This is so beautiful Sue, what a lovely card, love the dies too. Looking forward to Tuesday. xxx

lesley said...

Hi sue another stunning card I've got to get the venetian dies on tues I missed them last time!! Looking forward to tues love lesley xx

Elaine said...

Sue this is my favourite one of the week its just gorgeous Hugs Elaine W

Buttons said...

That cherry blossom set was one of my favs Sue. Don't think you could go wrong with it too. I agree, looks distinctly like Oriental is on the way back (you only have to look at G45's latest line to see that) and I bet this set will be used a great deal (which then makes it such a fab investment too!) Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

lynda said...

What a lovely card Sue the cherry blossom dies are so pretty & delicate looking forward to the samples you are doing on c&c Tuesday hugs Lynda x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh Sue this is so pretty. Beautiful work as always. Zo xx

jordiegirl said...

Loving the cherry blossom Sue.

CraftyJo said...

Such a pretty, very restful card. It's still quite 'busy' but not over-the-top :)

Sue - said...

Such a pretty card - I love these dies.

dragonswing said...

I love this card!! I will definitely have to get this embossing plate and die-cut. I have a good friend who loves the oriental look. This would be perfect for her.

Meg said...

It's so sweet...the pink is a lovely shade.

Margaret O

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Not got these dies but will have to NO need to get them your card is lovely inspirational
Theresa x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
I love this beautiful delicate card, it is really stunning and this is down to both the embossing folder and the dies being used together.
Thank you also for the prize.
Ria

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, the cherry blossom dies are lovely and caught my eye when they appeared on C&C, haven't got this set still on my wish list! A beautiful card! Congratulations to the winners.
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday. Hugs Christine H xx

Jane said...

Oh Sue this card is amazing I love it, I haven't got this die but its on my wish list.

Jane xx

Cassieajh said...

HiSue, I love Cherry Blossom & the Asian themed dies, you seem to be using almost all the new dies I have ordered, so when they arrive this week I am going to be busy :)
Hugs x

Carole Z said...

Love the card Sue, beautiful and spun sugar is my all time favourite distress ink too! Carole Z X

Alyson Gibson said...

This is beautiful. It make me think of the first days of spring.
Love Alyson
xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, This is a lovely card the background
and blossoms go well together the spun sugar
is one of my favourites too.
Nancyd xx

fame01 said...

sue i love this card just right up my street i have just got these dies so you have now inspired me to use them and have a play , stunning card i must get the back ground to to go with them . hugs sarah ..x

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SusanP, Kent said...

Happy Sunny Sunday Sue,
Your creativity knows no bounds!!
The design and subtle colouring makes this such a sensitive card.
I'm looking forward to seeing your other ideas for using the die.
Sue

marg0006 said...

As always, such a lovely card. Love the embossing and sentiment frame.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Sally Bernhard said...

Hi Sue, the card is lovely. I went on to your blog this morning as I have just received my cherry blossoms and decided to use them but needed some inspiration! And there was your new creation! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us on Tuesday! Best wishes, Sally in Germany x

Sally Bernhard said...

Hi Sue, the card is lovely. I went on to your blog this morning as I have just received my cherry blossoms and decided to use them but needed some inspiration! And there was your new creation! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us on Tuesday! Best wishes, Sally in Germany x

Vie Carter said...

A very lovely serene pretty card

Love it

Vie
x

Vie Carter said...

A very lovely serene pretty card

Love it

Vie
x

Vie Carter said...

A very lovely serene pretty card

Love it

Vie
x

Crafty Carol said...

Oh I love this card, Cherry blossom is one of my favourite flowers. It says spring like nothing else, we have a japanese cherry tree outside our house and it's beautiful in blossom.

sheila said...

Hi Sue, how a little bit og metal and some imagination can produce something so delicate and beautiful

brenda said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card so feminine. I really like the oriental theme so I'm pleased it's coming back in vogue. Looking forward to yours shows next week x

Victoria said...

What a beautiful effect on this card! So serene!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so retty, love that cherry blossom and the colour combo.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card. Love the cherry blossom branches and flowers.

lilygee said...

Nice card - love the cherry blossom dies - they would look so good with chinese symbols - I love all things oriental.
lots of love from lilygee xx

Heidi said...

Beautiful, feminine card Sue....lovely colours and the dies are astounding. Can't wait to see you on Tuesday. And congrats to the ladies who won the Comment Draw x

magpie said...

Oh yes! Loving the cherry blossom die. It is a beautiful flowered tree. I just wished that the flowers would stay on a bit longer than they do, altho it does look like a beautiful confetti when they fall.... I can imagine there will be plenty of images running through your mind Sue with this one! Lovely, lovely card, it's so pretty & like Jan, love the oriental feel. the venetian die is gorgeous too. xx Love Karen xx Congratulations to all the winners! xxxxx

Christine said...

Beautiful, perfect composition, again.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Glass Daisy said...

Just beautiful!
Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This card is just lovely the embossing and the cherry blossom just work so well, Love it!
Love BrenLel

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi again,
This is so delicate and very pretty indeed. I love oriental so am happy to see it coming back into play again (not that I follow trends to that degree).
It looks like your shows are going to be packed with fabulous stock and wonderful demos; have already set sky to record incase I miss any!
Take care Linda x

Heather said...

I love this card Sue! I love anything oriental it is lovely!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Debbie Tinks said...

love this card love the colour
waiting for this die lovely

Ayelet said...

Another stunning card!
I love the embossing folder and the cherry blossom twigs :)

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card & great colour scheme. I love the cherry blossoms. Hugs

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, just been catching up on last weeks creations been off line with a virus in my computer. Missed my daily fix.
Lydia

Lara B said...

Hi Sue
Missed this yesterday
So Pretty!!!
The cherry blossom etc...gorgeous!
Lara xxx

Lara B said...

Hi Sue
Missed this yesterday
So Pretty!!!
The cherry blossom etc...gorgeous!
Lara xxx

SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD,LOVE THE CHERRY BLOSSOM DIES.SUZYD X

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hiya, It is definitely one of my favorite cards among your collection. I specifically love the Awesome Blossom embossed background...it rocks! I bought this particular die but didn't know how to place them...thanks for the inspiration and guidance. The simplicity of this design is what makes this card...PERFECT! Can't wait to see you tonight, lots of love, Aggie xxx

Craftychris said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I so love the Blossom embossed background - fabulous xx

Theresayabz said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I so love the Blossom embossed background - fabulous xx

Leece said...

Hi Sue this card is so very beautiful and serene.Your mixing of the dies is always so clever and works so well.

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