Wednesday, 29 August 2012

What You Do

 Morning all!  I can barely look at this card without remembering the hours and hours I spent looking for my Venetian Motif die that went missing after the first use!  You see, I had wanted to use it twice on this card, but it decided to play hide and seek with me so I ended up changing the game plan and actually really liking how it came out.  It turns out the die, which still had a bit of sticky tape on it (I get them sent to me attached to a piece of copy paper with the stickiest tape ever!) was stuck between two rolls of seam binding that were on my desk at the time!  It only took me three times sorting through my waste bin because I was certain I had thrown it away by accident.  So this card was a sort of happy accident as it turned out.  I started with a piece of background paper I had (I'd cut it for something else then changed my mind).  I cut two of the Asian borders and glued them facing each other on the side of my card.  I ran a piece of sky blue seam binding down the centre and added a messy bow to the bottom.  I decided to cut one of the smaller dies from the Venetian Motifs for the centre of my bow, kinda cute isn't it!  I added a flatback pearl to the centre and two stick pins.  Now for the focal element.  I started with a large labels 28 in pale blue and a Venetian Motif in milk.  I cut the motif in half and glued it to the top and bottom of the labels 28, clipping the curly edges over.  next I cut an Asian Motif in milk card.  It was far too big so I performed a bit of surgery on it and brought the size down.  I nipped each one of the corners off at the second scallop.  Next I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with Labels 27 turned to an "X" shape.  I then glued my Asian bits to each of the corners so they were peeking out from behind my sentiment.  I added a flatback pearl to the centres of each of the pieces.  I also inked my sentiment with weathered wood distress ink while it was in the die and used a bit of mounting foam to raise it up.  I finished the card with a few pearls in the two right hand corners and pierced the edges.  I was really pleased with it when it was all said and done although I didn't end up finding that die until late the next day!  All for now, Sue x

200 comments:

Pam said...

This is a stunning card, Sue. Blue and white always looks so fresh and clean and the dies are beautifu. Again one of my favourite bows. Love the whole concept, this turned out to me a crafters "Happy accident"

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another stunning card, love everything about it, colour is so gentle. The combination of dies is fantastic.
Know what you mean about the sticky on the dies. They use that tape to attach them to the packaging when we get the dies. What a job trying to get them off.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this card is simply stunning, what a happy accident, if only all accidents could have such a happy ending. He! He!

jayne denver said...

Hi sue wow this is the best creation ever
Love the colors and the texture
I say things happen for a reason
Thanks Jayne

Marianna Hammer said...

Good morning.
This is a beautiful, harmonious card. Love the baby blue color. And these dies go perfectly together.
I also have trouble getting the dies off the card board, they come in. They are glued so firmly on the card board, that I'm afraid, I'll brake them..

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
really fabulous card. Love the colour and everything about it. Don't you just hate it when something goes missing. I remember cutting out quite a few of one die pieces for a design on a card. When I came to put them together I was one missing. I hunted high and low to no avail. I found it the next day stuck to the bottom of my slipper. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, what a happy accident, turning out a wonderful card. I know the feeling of loosing a die, with me it was one of the teeny ones, it was stuck to a stamp I had used, but I had an age trying to track it down. Love the blue theme and the bow is a beaut.

Wilma

Sue Thom said...

Bore Da Sue. What a fantastic card.I love everything about it.Sue you are simply the best.

Moni said...

Stunning card, love the dies you use and fab colour combo and all details. Hugs, Moni

Bosquie said...

How fabulous is this card? Just love it. Such clever usage of the dies.XX

Lacelady said...

How frustrating to lose that die when you really wanted it - but the card turned out beautifully, and you can always use the idea again, but with the second Venetian die.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, once again a stunning card..I love the colours and the beautiful dies.

Have a great day.

Chrissie x x

BridgetCG said...

Love the card Sue, beautiful colours and a fab combination of all the different dies. Bx

Felicie said...

This card is very beautiful and elegant.I love it a lot.
Greetings
Felicie

auscrafts said...

love thee 2 colours together ,one of my favourite combos

AdrienneQ said...

Love it

Anonymous said...

Stunning Sue, simply stunning. Hugs Sheila.x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
What a heavenly card; it is just too gorgeous to be earthly.
My favourite shades from the light side of the spectrum here and this design is wonderful.
I love the venetian accents and motifs and your use here is so inspiring. Vee xx
ps I was actually going to ask if you could get Spellbinders to change the sticky tape they use on the dies in the packaging as I find it very challenging to remove.

Christine Hussey said...

Wow Sue, what a winner and a very happy accident it's just gorgeous. That delicate blue with the white the wonderful bow ooooh just everything about it is superb. I keep saying it but I MUST get the Venetian dies. Have a great day everyone, hugs Christine H xx

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Fab card I love the sentiments you use too, thought inspiring. Mabex

Karen R said...

What a stunning result. Lovely colours and great design. xx

Heather said...

I am so glad you found the die! it is so frustrating where things get to isn't it? LOL! I love this card and now have these dies on my ever increasing wish list!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

What a beautiful creation. So soft and elegant.
Glad you found your die. Things like this make us stretch our imagination. Seems to have worked here!

Erica x

Granny Ado said...

This is a stunning card. It is very delicate.
You sound like you might need a hotline to the saint who finds things! I already have one! LOL
But this card id divine

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is stunning, I love the pastel colour of the blues and white, so fresh and clean. I absolutely love how you have done the sentiment and matting of the sentiment, how you have used the venetian motif on the bow, I just love the whole thing, it is absolutely gorgeous.
What a happy accident with losing the die. Lots of love from Patricia xx

cebelica said...

Wonderful card! Hugs! xx

melanie said...

Stunning card just love every thing about it its so elegant .Melanie

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
This is an absolute stunner, everything just goes together, colour, texture, the die shapes, bow and the pearls, a work of art.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

norma said...

morning sue,
this is a stunning card,getting a close look is much better than on tv.
best wishes
norma

kimberley said...

The colours in this card are lovely Sue and i do like the way it turned out. Glad you finally found your die- i know that sinking feeling then the elation when you find it,take care,x.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful colour scheme.

Maggie said...

Gorgeous card Sue so much to look at and the colour is fab....glad you found your die!!!
Thanks for sharing
MaggieH

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful elegant card, I love it! Wish my 'happy accidents' turned out so well!!!

love Jean x

kelly said...

Well Sue this card is still beautiful even if it wasn't ment to be like this! I don't think you could ever make a bad card,they give us all so much inspiration and for me can be very costly,as I then need every die you have used!
The colour is gorgeous too.
Have a great day,
Kelly.

dutchess said...

so pretty Sue....my dies arrived yesterday so can start to play!...I think your card is beautiful! take care Margaret MP

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card is a WOW I have a friend who's favourite colour is blue so will be making notes to make her card this year, glad you liked my Mum's card, the only time my craft stash is tidy is when I loose something and spend hours sorting through it all to find the lost item.
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

lady e said...

Beautiful card! love the layering and colours.
Lady E

beachie said...

+Beautiful card, nice and crisp. I think I really need a border die, looks super. I think we are all the same for "losing" things, most of my time is spent looking for things.
Audrey x

shirley said...

morning sue this is a wonderful card i loved it when it was shown on the tv. I just love looking at all your work thank you so much for sharing you wonderful ideas and happy accidents with us
happy crafting shirley xxx
have a lovely day sue x

Laura O said...

Fab card Sue,love the colours and the border on the side.Laura O

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Wow stunning card everything just works so well together. LOVE IT.
Glad you found your die, I lost one of my small rose creation dies, my husband and I searched for hours had the bin out several times, all to no avail, will treat myself to a new set sometime.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Christine Harrop said...

I have done that myself - more than once!!! It's always such a worry in case it has been thrown out by mistake. But absolutely fabulous card Sue. The colour scheme is delightful. Have a good day. Christine x

debs said...

Morning Sue loving this card it so elegant I love the blue and white cards thAt you do. Take care

Debs Artliff

Julia Watts said...

Stunning card. Love the colour and die combos. Julia xxxx

sued99 said...

A brilliant 'happy accident'!

nattyboots said...

Its so beautiful Sue the colours are subtle and the pearls set the card off along with the ribbon ,

Isnt it just so frustrating when you are rummaging around for a lost item ? and you repeatedly go back looking where you have looked before , grrr

Take Care
Elaine h X



inkypinkycraft said...

just love this stunning colour combination! trace x

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

This is stunning hugs Ginny

Shahab said...
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Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card - very wedgewoodesque. Focal element is fantastic.

I have a tip to share for those ladies strugling with removing the dies from their packaging. Dont remove the die from the cardboard, remove the cardboard from the die! I do this by placing the dies face down - BUT PROTECT YOUR TABLE WITH A MAT OR SUCKLIKE OR YOU COULD MARK IT! gently peel back the cardboard from the dies with one hand, whilst with your other hand, ensuring the dies keep flat and in contact with the table so they dont warp as you peel the cardboard away from them. Hope this helps someone.
Rgs
Clare W

Shahab said...

OMG Sue, I can't find words to describe this card, its just stunningly beautiful, I'm thinking of making the same card and sending it to one of my Royal Friends, sorry can't say who.
Just love how all the dies have worked together, and the colour is my favourite, of all your creations Sue and I love them all, this one has captured my heart,
Thank you for sharing
Have a great day
Shahab x

nannapat said...

Wow! what fantastic use of the different die shapes Sue. I really MUST be more adventurous and try out some combinations myself. I love the soft colour you've used and the pearls give a real classy finish. Pat x

Carolyn said...

I love this card Sue,its gorgeous.I lost a die a while ago and i still can`t find it,i must have thrown it away with the card it was attached to(silly me).So glad you found yours.x

Marion said...

Hi Sue once again a stunning card.
i love the colour combination.
as others have said wish my happy accidents turned out like that.
Marion

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful 'happy accident' I wish mine would turn out like yours. I lost a very small die yesterday and spent hours looking for it but couldn't find it anywhere. When I got up this morning I went to put the cleaner over and I thought 'I wonder' and looked in the cleaner bag and there it was. It was as if I had won the lottery lol. I successfully made a rose yesterday and can't stop making them thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs x

HiggiSue said...

Such a beautiful card. I love everything about it. I think the sentiment is so timely too. I have been off work for 3 months with stress and start back today with a new philosophy. Your words ring so true. Thankyou. Over the last few months you have been a source of inspiration.

Vick said...

Hey Sue,

O.M.G.!!! I watched one of the shows last night from my records, and thought i hope she shows this card soon cause i needed to see it up close as its the card i fell in love with and the other one that is a peachy colour with the labels used as banners down the right top hand side, thanks so much Sue for everything you do, and the posts and tutorials you write up on must take an absolute age, love ya for it gal!!! hugs, Vick xxx
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sarah hyett said...

Wow a very stunning card I absolutely love it.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Su7e
What a beautiful, and gentle card.
The colouring would fit any occasion and who would not be happy to receive such a gift.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Once again a masterpiece Sue,I love the dies you have used and will be putting them on my wish list. So glad you found the lost one too.
Carole N xx

hotpotato said...

really gorgeous card

sallysbitz said...

Another stunning card Sue. Loving the colours too. Just amazing what you can achieve just using Spellbinder dies x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

joy said...

Hi Sue
Well this is in my top twenty just lovely . love the colours . I will try and copy this card [ fingers crossed] .
Love the dies so elegant an affective.
joyce.e

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful card. I lose things constantly on my messy desk. Keep meaning to tidy up but then I get distracted...! Maddy x

Jane in Spain said...

This bow is stunning and I particularly like the colours and the way the whole card goes together. Just lovely!

Joesgrandma said...

Pleased that you found the die. Lovely card Sue. Colours stunning and delicate. Thank you XXX

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow stunning, out of this world, so so beautiful.
I know just what you mean about the sticky tape why do they use such strong sticky?
Margaret

gwen70 said...

stunning card Sue, has to be one of my all time favourites. Just gorgeous

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW,WOW, what a stunning card, the colours are like wedgewood, so clean and fresh. The layering of the dies is amazing and love the result of the Happy Accident. Misplaced one of my dies,that feeling is the worst, luckily it turned up the next day.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Funny how something unplanned turns out like gold especially for you. Love this card...

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the colours and layout. Dont you just hate it wasting time looking for something that you know is there!
Trying to get the dies off the packaging is bad and getting the sticky off the dies is hard work!
Emma

Sandra F said...

beautiful card Sue.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this acrd so pretty and delicate!

Carolyn B said...

Love this card Sue. I need to get the Asian dies!
Carolyn B

Janice K said...

Stunning, love the colour combination! x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,
Just love this card all the dies
you have used and the colour is great
seen it on air when you demo'd it
but its good to see it up close thats
why your blog is the best ever.
Nancyd xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card the blue and white combination is really fresh, finally got my Venetian dies and I must try out this card. Thanks again for all your inspiration. Take care. Jess x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Lovely colours and the Asian Dies are so intricate you must be really pleased with the card
LoveMarg

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Remember having a little chuckle when you told this story on C&C. Just the sort of thing I do, but I put it down to senior moments. I love the blue and white on this card, so clean and fresh.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sue B said...

Oh Sue this is such a pretty card & I love the colours. My venetian dies came yesterday & I have cut out the borders & they are really pretty I'm so pleased with them but I haven't started to play with them yet.
So pleased you found your die, the same thing happened to me & after searching my waste bin twice & spending about 2 hours searching everywhere, I found it stuck to a roll of double sided

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card to bits - the colours are just right for me.
Beverley W

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card

I lost one of my dies once, there were 2 on the plate, not stuck down, and only one when I got it out of the Calibur!!! I searched high and low in my craft room, even had the magnetic ruler under the cupboards but it couldnt be found anywhere. I found it a few weeks later it had fallen into the calibur somehow but didnt affect the way it worked!!! It was a small corner die

xxxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely fresh colours on this card so so pretty. Loved the story re the missing die. I am trying to be tidy when crafting ha ha :-) I clear a big space on my desk and it still gets all messed up and things hide from me.

Hugs Annx wihtout an "e"

evis said...

Hi Sue.
What can I say that has not been said before. Love the card; the colours; the dies; the bow.....
A really lovely card.
Evis.

Maid of Kent said...

This is another stunning card, absolutely love it. The colours are so pretty. Hugs Ann

Carol H said...

This card definitely has the wow factor, really beautiful, and I just love the colours.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
got my les papillions bungle today yo. Glad you posted this card. Can do it now.
Smashing colour. Love the dies. Pearls always make your card look expensive. Great ornate bits to add to other dies. I also spend hours looking for things. lol REMEMBER ITS ALWAYS THE LAST PLACE U LOOK lol .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

sue said...

Morning Sue, I love this card such a pretty blue colour and it really sings out to me.
Hugs Sue M xx

A said...

Yet again another stunning card this morning Sue, dont know how you do it. I know what you mean about the sticky tape its the stickiest ever its taken the too coating of a couple of my dies as ive removed them from it! Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue. Your cards always look so elegant and special. I can't stop using these dies at the moment. Love your ideas of using different dies and cutting them up - would never have thought of doing this myself, but the result is great. Yvonne xx

Tracy said...

Love this card.Love the colours. I wish my cards looked as good as yours Sue.
I finally sorted out all my dies putting them on magnetic sheets, so much easier now to find what I'm looking for, didn't realise I had so many. I have used the packaging off the dies to stick on to the back of the magnetic sheets, I now know what I have.

Elaine Harper said...

Wow what lovely card. Happy accident or not it is lovely.
Elaine

Roma said...

stunning, waiting for my dies to arrive, today hopefully, and then must try this one. Don't you just love 'Happy Accidents'??!!

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,
A beautiful card, the way you have put the dies together is wonderful and really shows the delicacy of the dies, thank you
love from Jackie D

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue This card is so fresh looking in this colour combination.It is so beautiful and a very happy accident!

guffie said...

Morning Sue and all,
yet another beautiful card i love the soft blue colour real baby blue which sems to make the card look so delicate. It's funny how different colours can cjange the look of a card xx gail from eastbourne

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, what a beauty of a card, my daugher would love this one, as the colours are her favourites, it is just SO elegant.

martine said...

Hi sue wow what a beautiful card the colours look lovely xxx
all the best martine xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Wow!! This card is just fab!! What a beautiful card. I love everything about it. I have the Asian dies and all the other dies were in the potd that I can use in October (big birthday.) I am most definitely coming back to this card to have a go at making my own version of it!! It is so elegant and intricate looking and I love the colours you have used of milk and light blue. Lots of love ,Tres x x x

salem said...

love this love color

lesley said...

Hi sue what can I say another stunning card I have so many ideas that I have seen on yours and julias blog I don't know where to begin!!! Lol I haven't crafted at all during the school holidays but I have quite a feW birthdays(mainly kids) coming up so I'm starting today!!! Love lesley xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue,This is a STUNNING card!!..Love the colours and the dies..Just beautiful..:)..xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I saw you demonstrate this on the recent shows and loved it then too. I have to say I did something similar with a die not so long ago - I spent 2 hours looking for it (like you going through the wastepaper bin) & ended up blaming my husband (as you do!). It turned out that I have been very efficient and stuck it onto my magnetic sheets - only the wrong one!! Needless to say my husband thought this was hilarious.

Ladock girl said...

This card is amazing Sue, love it so much. Linda xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful colour palette!

fame01 said...

wow what a classy card love it and the colours are so stunning .. love it !! hugs sarah .x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This card is gorgeous. So pretty and soft colouring. A brilliant 'happy accident'. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Yvette said...

Wow, that is so pretty, wish my 'accidents' looked that good :-)

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Happy accident indeed. I do like the delicacy of the card. My "accidents" usually look better than the original idea, but I only wish they looked thast good.
Jackie C xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful card, love the colours and all those georgeous die cuts. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us your ideas are seem to be endless.
Forever greatful. BrenLel

Heidi said...

Happy accident are always wonderful! Love the colours and hope to try this card out when I return from holiday x

Meg said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful blues, as good as seeing blue sky here in the Dales.
Hope tomorrows card is as beautiful to cheer me on as I have my sixtyfortythreetytwoty birthday...not telling which of the numbers are right!!

Margaret O xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Sue, This has got to be one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen! The colours, layering and embellishments create such a perfect design. Yet again you've shown that, just because a die is the 'wrong' size/shape for a project, with a little judicious pruning you can create something entirely new! So glad you didn't throw out your precious die by mistake. BTW, how do you make your messy bows?
Sue

Maggie said...

Oh my goodness - what a panic you must have been in. I too have a prodigal die which is one of the fancy ovals. However, this is a simply lovely card and is going to be my inspiration for today. Thank you. xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Wow what a super card - i have really missed your blog whilst i have been away and am really looking forward to catching up on all your creativity.
This card is simply amazing i totally love the colours and the over all design.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Beverley said...

what a beautiful card (again) the colours are so relaxing to look at
thanks again regards Beverley

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Amazing card as always

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
What a pretty card. Really like the colour of the background. The dies are a must have. X

Lynn Jackson said...

Oh wow Sue, this card is stunning, one of the best happy accidents I have seen. The blue is a glorius colour too. Not to self - remember to clean the sticky from the dies as soon as I get them!

Lynn xXx

Ann Woods said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, I just love it. Blue and white is my favourite of all time, thanks for showing us

Vie Carter said...

Another great card, these colours are simply beautiful

I have had a total tidy up of my craft desk and shelves as I lost something, well mislaid

Found it, I wonder how long it will stay tidy!!

Vie
x

Stella Wright said...

This card i really like it is fab.These are one of my favorite colours in fact the favourit.still have to get label 28 would love to see it sold on its own as it has so far been sold with what i have.i also have to get asian dies when they are on there own,i keep looking.keep up the good work sue you are one fab lady. hugs and kisses

Cassieajh said...

Such a pretty card Sue, 'Happy Accidents' are sometimes much better that what we originally intended. Hugs x

materialgirl said...

Sue, your cards are just getting prettier and prettier. I want to try them all out for myself!

Joan Donaldson said...

A really beautiful card, love everything about it, from colour to the layout

Lynn said...

HI Sue,

Like Patricia, I have problems with that tape!, I know what it's like when you can't find a die, and even though you know at the back of your mind you haven't thrown it out, you just have to keep looking in the bin. I've misplaced one of my dies, although I'm convinced it's rolled off my tabe and gone under the tv stand in the corner (which i can't get to very easily) I still search the bin everytime i go to empty it, Lynn xx

Sandybee said...

One of my very favourite cards Sue,
just stunning


xx Sandra

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutly stunning.
Beautiful restfull colours.
Margaret L

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
What a happy accidente - such a beautiful card - I love the sentiment too.
Glad your Venetian motif turned up - I'm always surprised at how far dies can travel. a little one that pings off just as I'm opening the sandwich will never be on the floor where I'm working, always under a chair on the other side of the room!
Sue xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Ita said...

O.M.G. Sue this card is stunning, the dies are super,and I locve that milk card you use,I spent yerstday looking for a packet of my dies,I knew they had to in my sort of craft room, after hours I found them under another lot of dies ,so got nothing done for the afternoon it was so frustrating.
Smiles
Ita

Alice said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card! Love all your ideas and am an avid follower of your blog and record all your shows for inspiration. I have a challenge for you- do you have any ideas of how to make a rocker card with spellbinders? I'd love to make some for my grand children this Christmas but don't know how. Thanks for all your hints, tips and inspiration Sue. Alice x

Linda said...

Absolutely awesome! I just love how your happy accident turn out it looks so elegant and loving the paper and design.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh wow, this card takes my breath away! Extremely stunning!!!

CraftyJo said...

Well, even without finding the die you made a wonderful card :)

I am so afraid of throwing something 'precious' away that I turn the lid of my large waste bin upside down and use that as a catch-all until I've tidied up and put everything away. That way, I only have a shallow container to rummage through rather than the whole bin!

Phil D said...

OH WHAT A HAPPY ACCIDENT - That is a super card Sue - glad you found your die

Phil D

nmty said...

Hi Sue

What a fabulous happy accident. the card is simply stunning. the colours are just beautiful.

Lv norma

cazlan said...

another beautiful card Sue. love the colour combination, fresh and delicate. great bow too. xx carole

"Talk to the Tail" said...

This card comes together perfectly for me. The soft blue is beautiful. Wish my "Happy Accidents" would turn out like this! LOL xXx

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, love everything about this card, especially the colours.x

nesscraftyqueen said...

Hi Sue, watched you make this on the show, I love that you spent ages looking for a die that was sat there all along, I do that all the time even though all of my dies are on magnetic, can you have a word with Spellbinders about that hideous tape they use, surely there must be a better option like those silicon blobs that magazine publishers use.

I love this card, I have all the dies so can replicate this one easily, without having to substitute anything, oh what joy!

I have a task for you, can you get Spellbinders to do a 'houndstooth' set of dies and particularly a full die like the lattice one you showcased so well last week. That would fly out the warehouse quicker than you could say "Spellbound"!

Crafting hugs
Ness xxx

jordiegirl said...

I'm always losing things when I'm crafting and spend ages looking for them - they just seem to disappear off my work surface!!!!! It's so annoying.

The card is beautiful anyway Sue even if it's not what you started out to do.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super duper stunning - I love it. Sorry been a little quiet with the comments, not been so good, but I have been looking. I can imagine how frustrating it must have been losing your dies, I often misplace things only to find them, right there, in front of me! lol Take care Zo xx

CathyinMN said...

Such a beautiful card! I'm so glad you were able to find the die. I seem to misplace items quite a bit while I'm crafting, so I know how frustrating it is to have to stop and look for what you need, especially since you know you just used it a few moments ago.

3362Jan said...

Oh, Sue. Words fail me,lol Stunning card.This is one of your best.I just love the colour combination. Hugs.3362Jan

Craftychris said...

Absolutely gorgeous - happy accidents are good! xx

Ruthie said...

Sometimes accidents are meant to happen. A beautiful card, scrumtious, and so pleased you found your die in the end. I have been known to don the rubber gloves and scour the dustbin then find them like you in amongst some paper....

lilygee said...

A beautiful card Sue and a sentiment that's oh so true - the idealist in me says 'the spirit is willing, get up and make it happen' but the flesh,alas, is unfortunately sometimes weak.
love lilygee xxx

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual Sue. I like this soo much.

Jane said...

Simply amazing love this one Sue.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Sue! You are an extremely talented lady and such an inspiration to us all!

Regards,
Jan Dunham.x

lynda said...

This is another stunning card Sue blue is my favorite colour and with the white it stands out so well.
hugs Lynda xx

Ani said...

Wow! This is totally amazing!

Lisbeth said...

Sometimes the best designs are born out of happy accidents. Love the colour scheme and it looks like the sentiment is wearing a crown. An apt card for a princess!!
Glad you found the missing die

Lisbeth

foxyg said...

What a beautiful card. I'm going to try something similar with the only Spellbinders I've got - Lace Doily, Ironworks or Moroccan. Hope it looks as good.






















Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely beautiful. I love the way you have combined the dies and the colours are gorgeous Carole Z X

ang said...

stunning card beautiful colours, the dies gorgeous.
I know what you mean about looking for lost items, spent a couple of hours trying to find a set of stamps, looked through drawers,baskets even checked the wheelie bin found them the next day, left some craft stuff at work lol
angxxx

Carolyn said...

Beautiful xx

Ayelet said...

Love the card!
It turned out beautiful.
I love this Venetian die, good you found it :)

Trudi said...

Love this card Sue, trying to think of something to make my Mum for her 90th birthday so might have to pinch this idea. Thanks xxx

lainey said...

I love this card sue, the colours are lovely. lainey x

Jayne said...

A lovely Card I love your choice of colours.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love pale blue. I always struggle with the spellbinder packaging, I wish they werent so sticky.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Absolutely beautiful card and a true "Sue Wilson" classic. Thanks once again for such wonderful inspiration.

Gay New Malden said...

A very happy accident, absolutely gorgeous card
Love


Gay x

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card,love the colour.
I had a similar experience only with my no shims tan mat, looked all night the only good thing was I got my craft room tidy, then next morning went straight to were it was.
Love Marion x

marg0006 said...

So elegant and love the diecuts you used.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Shazza said...

absolutely stunning x

mags said...

A stunning card. Love the colour combo and all the detail. Just love it.
Mags
x

Sue H said...

Oh! wow Sue what a beautiful card, I love love love it.
The colour is so refreshing, I do like the background paper too.
Well what a happy accident and I did laugh at you playing hunt the missing die :D
Can't wait for my venetian dies to arrive, they are a lovely set :D

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I really love this card. The colours are cool and beautiful. Haven't got all of those dies, but could certainly create something similar. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing ideas. We all really appreciate what you do. Love Sam xxx

Crafty Carol said...

Oh how beautiful is this card! I love the colours, would be fantastic as a wedding card. I have a wedding card to make and will base it on this card, thanks for the inspiration Sue,

Carol

Celina Dee said...

Hi Sue,
Great card but what I liked seeing is that you are nearly on your 1195000 count which is astoundingly impressive. Keep it up Sue and I'll see what you do tomorrow.

Margie said...

Another stunning card. I often wonders where you get your inspiration from...
It looks like I HAVE to have these dies, my Christmas prezzie is coming early!

jennywren1947 said...

stunning card sue love it cant c how u could have improved on it if u had found the other die
hugs chris x

sheila said...

All I can say is thanks for happy accidents this is so beautiful and inspiring

magpie said...

What a beautiful "happy" accident Sue! Love the weathered wood dye ink which matches great with the paper & ribbon. I love how you just snip away at the dies & come up with these gorgeous endings! I bet half of us wish that! Another card with the "Wow!" & "let's do a dance" factor! xx Love Karen xx

Christine said...

Beautiful.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Wow! Beautiful card!
Love every element! The composition, colour, dies etc...this isn't a 'happy' accident...it's ecstatic!
Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Lara xxx

Claveh said...

What a lovely happy accident Sue, this is the sort of thing I do, I end up doing very little crafting because I am hunting around for the one thing I am determind to use on my project! xxx

Beth Peake said...

WOW absolutely stunning Sue

luv n hugs

Beth

angiec said...

stunning an absolutely adorable card its smashing

Vicki said...

WOW!!!!!! Sue this is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful choice of colours not to mention the layout those venetian dies are beautiful and I love how you've displayed the labels 27 they look so much nicer by turning them that way fabulous layout altogether xx vicki xx

SusanLotus said...

Absolutely wonderful! soft, gentle and so beautiful...

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Sue,
Wow another stunning card,
loving the colour combo,
and the dies are to die for
hugs,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

SUZYD said...

LOVE THIS CARD,ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.SUZYD X

The Die Cut Diva said...

Wow Sue, this one is an all singing dancing card. The colours and design are totally stunning, wtg. Helen O xxx

LookBeyondTheObvious said...

Thank you for posting this wonderfully crafted card. i love all your cards but this has to be in my top 10. sheer crafting skill. thank you.

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours and design. xx hazel

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, this is perfection, the soft muted blues and white look so good and the dies you have used are amazing and the ribbon is wonderful
Janet

Karin said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is absolutely stunning, you've made me need to get these dies now. :-)

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is a gorgeous card. I am so drawn to this I keep having to come back and look at it. Is that sad of me or a massive compliment for you? Lol!!
This has definitely shot to the top of my Top Ten (yea I still rate your cards on my top ten...ok so it's a top 500 now, but you do keep making these fabulous cards!!)
Take care Linda xx

Glass Daisy said...

Lovely card Sue.
Sonia x

Glass Daisy said...

Lovely card Sue.
Sonia x

Debra W said...

Wow it is stunning,love the colours too. My mum lost one of her dies a while ago, it turned up in a bag of cut off and waste paper she had donated to a local nursery school! Fortunately the lady who takes the cut offs to the school had checked the bag out first of all and found the missing die! Debra

Jean Johnston said...

I sympathise with you about the dies that go missing Sue! They seem to have wanderlust. I have mislaid a die on different occasions - one turned up weeks later stuck to back of another packet and the other one had accidentally fallen into the drawer next to the one it should have been in. Great feeling to find them again. Oh - mustn't forget to say what another great card you have made for us. Well done.

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
This is all my all time fav cards of yours
Keep them coming
Hugs
Sue XXX

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue love the colours

Sally said...

Sally Mc

This card is really stunning Sue! so versatile and would be wonderful for so many different occasions.

Debbie Tinks said...

love this card sue i am going to try and do something like this for my mums birthday card thanks