Thursday, 6 September 2012

Happiest Things In Life

Hi crafty friends!  Today's card uses our new crinkly Kraft paper to make some fun flowers.  I actually started with the flowers on this one as I was really just wanting to see what I could do with this new kraft paper.  The instant I saw it, I thought of so many fun flowers that I could make with it so I had to just dig in and give it a go.  I used the same technique as I do with ribbon to make these.  I cut a strip of the paper and placed the sticky redline tape along the edge of it.  I then rolled and gathered to create the fullness in the flower.  Once it was finished, I edged them with black soot distress ink to give them some definition.  There is a close up below.  So I made three of them that I was quite happy with so I had to make a card for them to go on (you just can't waste them!)  I picked some Graphic 45 papers to go with them.  One of the papers was a butterfly pattern so I cut a strip of it.  I decided to pop the  wings up on the strip so I used a craft knife to cut around the edges of the wings.  I lifted them up then added some black twinkles to the edges (they are quite sparkly even if it doesn't show in the pic).l  I cut a decorative labels one in black for the back piece of my focal element.  It just peeks out from behind my Vintage Lace Motif.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a plain circle and popped it up on foam for dimension and very lightly inked the edges with black soot too.  I added my three flowers in the corner and a couple of black rhinestone swirls as accents top and bottom.  I pierced the edges to complete it.  All in all, I had a fun time playing with the new krinkly kraft paper and I hope you like the results!  All for now, Sue x


166 comments:

Pam said...

Love this card and those flowers are gorgeous.

jayne denver said...

Go sue lovely card think you could use this for most occasions
Thanks Jayne

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow great card Sue x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, the flowers are delightful, as is the complete card. You are so talented, how you think up all these different designs amazes me. Hope you are enjoying your break.

Wilma

kimberley said...

You have excelled yourself again.stunning card and i adore the flowers.This could be male or female as the colours are so masculine but i think any lady would be delighted to receive it.Hope you are enjoying your break and you come back with your batteries fully charged,take care,x.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another really fabbbb card. Love the idea with butterflies. Hope your enjoying your rest.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Very interesting and fun card. The butterflies are my facorite. Cheers

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue. Another stunning card, I do like tht sentiment too, really nice without being to soppy. I love the flowers was it just a strip for each flower

Hope you a having a wonderful time.

Sue xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, Another stunner, the flowers have real definition - and a very simple sentiment all in all super.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card, I love everything about it. But the roses are stunning wish I could get mine looking as good.
Hope you have a good rest

Take Care
Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous.Stunning colours, flowers, butterflies. Just love the paper. Hugs Sheila.x

BridgetCG said...

Love those flowers Sue, will have to try get my hands on some of the crinkly craft paper. The card as a whole is really lovely. Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I am going to be a tad controversial here I think! Whilst I do like the card I am not sure the dark colours create a mood that fits with the sentiment. When I think of happy this isn't the colour palette that I would pick - but then what do I know!!!!!!!!!!!
Rgs
Clare W

Carole Z said...

Love the flowers Sue, this paper is something else to add to my 'list' :) Carole Z X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the flowers and looking at them if the krinkly paper was pastel colours they would pass as carnation flowers.
Hope your having a lovely break.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card I love those flowers and the pop up butterflies graphic 45 papers are just gorgeous.
Hope your having a fabbie break and the weather is kind to you take good care.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Another masterpiece Sue, have a lovely well deserved break, and the sun is shining!!

Edwina

melanie said...

A Wow card thenks sgain for sharing your works of art .Melanie

kelly said...

WOW Sue love the flowers and I thought for a minute I was going to have to add a butterfly die to my extremely long list!
But no,thanks for that! Those buterflies look amazing love the papers.
Have a great break,
Kelly

Granny Ado said...

Ooooooo......more flowers. My day is off to a good start. I also got my Blossom 5 dies yesterday. We also made die cut flowers yesterday at the class AND there is talk of an evening class on flowers. I am beside myself. I love the colours of tehse flowers too. XXX

auscrafts said...

gorgeous flowers

shirley said...

good morning sue another stunning card love the flowers i just love all your wonderful creations.
Thanks for sharing you fantastic ideas with us.
Have a lovely day shirley xxx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue I love this crinkly paper another thing to add to my list. The flowers look amazing and the way you cut the butterflies is ingenious you always come up with new ideas for us thanks for that. Hope you are having a wonderful time
Hugs x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Fantastic card today, I love the colours, the flowers are stupendous, I bought that krinkly paper, so I will be trying it out with flowers. At first I thought you had used one of the new dies (like the flower one, that comes with butterflies die too, but haven't seen the butterfly one), then I read that it was paper that had butterflies on that you had cut round to lift up, ingenious Sue. Absolutely beautiful.
Hope you are chilling out on holiday. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Victoria said...

The kraft paper is stunning and the flowers are simply gorgeous. I can't believe how different all your cards are Sue.

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue. The flowers are stunning.

Janice K said...

Loving the look of the new crinkly kraft paper!!!! x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, my computer has died so thank goodness for smartphones, or U would have missed seeing this stunning card. The flowers are gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maid of Kent said...

Another stunning card. Love the flowers. Hope you are having a wonderful break. Hugs Ann

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the flowers, another great card, Graphic 45 papers are so stunning, lovely card Sue, hope you have your feet up.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue...another stunning card...the flowers are gorgeous....enjoy your break....

Chrissie x x

franzesjoi said...

lovely card! i love the flowers and butterflies ")

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, I am in awe of your talent you just keep coming up with all these fantastic ideas. The card is gorgeous and the flowers remind me of carnations, so beautiful. Hope you are enjoying your break, hugs Christine H xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card love the flowers and will have to keep my eyes open for the Graphic 45 papers.
Hope you are having a great break.
Lydia
X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That paper looks fab, love those flowers and the butterflies popped ip too.

Rose in Chester said...

It's another WOW card - love the flowers and popped-up butterflies. Where DO you get your wonderful ideas from?
Have a great break.

marg said...

Hello Sue
That is pretty!
I love the way you've cut the Butterflies out such a clever idea!
LoveMarg

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card. Not my colour palette choice though but I do like it.

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the flowers,

Clare x

guffie said...

lovely card, really like those flowers they look like carnations to me, love the colour everything xx gail in eastbourne

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue (although you are not here really)
Thank you for the flowers - I got some of the new crinkly paper so I now have a project to use it on.
I am not so sure about the other colours but I'm sure lots of other friends will love it.
Hope you're having a wonderful time
Janet x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Good morning Sue I need this crinkly paper another thing to add to my list love the way you have cut the butterflies to have a lovely break you have earned it got to make a birthday card for my sister today so will take inspiration from this card

martine said...

Hi sue what a elegant card love the flowers xxx
all the best martine xxx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love the card and the flowers are lovely I wish my flowers looked as good as yours I think I just need to practice more!!! Lol thanks and hope your having a nice break love lesley xx

Heather said...

Hi Sue!

You are into your blacks and browns aren't you? LOL! Where's the greens yellows, oranges and purples gone?

Please can we have a change? I don't feel blacks and browns are very summery and winter colours come around all too soon!:( Just my humble opinion! :(

It just seems that almost every other card is predominantly black.

Don't get me wrong I really love the card designs you are doing and that Kraft paper looks to die for!! I just miss the summery colours Sue! :(

Craft Hugs as always
Heather Rogers xx

Carolyn B said...

Another beautiful card Sue. The flowers are brilliant.
Carol B x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and the lowers are stunning. xxx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, absolutely love those flowers wow wow must get some of that paper. Hope you are enjoying your break. Hugs xx

Carol H said...

Love the flowers and the card, (krinkly kraft paper I missed that) must look out for it.

Marion said...

Hi Sue not sure about this card ,but the flowers are lovely .
Marion

hotpotato said...

lovely card.

Sandybee said...

Just when you think cards can't get any better... they do. Beautiful

xx Sandra

Julia Watts said...

Love the flowers. Beautiful card. Julia xxxx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Lovely flowers and a nice card what more could any body want.
You can always change the colours to.
joyce.e

cebelica said...

Oh wow, those flowers are amazing. Fab work! Hugs! xx

angiec said...

oh my they look lovely.will have to look for that paper but i bet you can do it with crepe paper as well

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
Love the flowers on this card. I did buy some of that paper but have not used it yet, I will now! Love what you have done with the butterfly paper too. love Jean x

lady e said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Hugs
Lady E xx

Anonymous said...

Great flowers - they really work well. Great idea to cut around the butterflies too. Yvonne xx

Julie said...

Another stunning card Sue, I just love the flowers.
Juliexx

Soo said...

I bought some of the krinkly paper last time you were on C&C and will definitely make some flowers with it this weekend!

Thanks as always for the inspiration.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW,WOW, a fabulous card. the flowers are gorgeous, so glad I got some of the crinkly paper. The butterflies are ingenius and love the sentiment.
Enjoy your break.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

nannapat said...

I love the look of the crinkly craft paper - the roses you have made with it look fabulous. Another beautiful card full of inspiration. Hope you are having a restful few days. Pat x

Jane in Spain said...

Lovely flowers - remind me of carnations!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, must look out for this crinkly kraft paper as i just love kraft for everything at the moment.
Emma

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
What a wonderful card. Love the flowers. X

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, quite a busy card not to my taste, but lovely all the same. Hope you are having a good break. Take care, Jess xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, lovely card for many occasions, love the flowers.
Hugs Sue M x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Whilst I love the card design the colours are a bit too dark for me. I would love to see this in pastel colours. The flowers are gorgeous and your idea to cut out the butterflies is very clever - I thought it was a new die like the flower soft ones!

hazel said...

Morning Sue, lovely card really like what you have done with the butterfly paper. That kraft paper looks wonderful made up as flowers xx hazel

Maryann said...

What a beautiful creation here again Sue. I love these flowers and the butterflies also looks awesome and I kind of like the colors, even they´re petty far from what I would normally choose, but I admit, it looks pretty awesome. Great work ................again.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue i especially like the flowers on this card ,i think they stand out and catch the eye thats for sure
A stunning creation well done.

Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Best card ever! I love the colours & there is so much to look at. With love & light Theresa. H

cazlan said...

another great card Sue - just love the look of those flowers, great design too.
xx carole

Maggie said...

Fabulous card and these flowers are amazing! Thanks Sue xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, You know me and flowers, these are great. Love the design.

Love Rosemarie xx

Pinky said...

The flowers are beautiful and even though I love my spellbinders its great to have a technique that works so well without them! Vicki x

Anonymous said...

Lovely - particularly like the cut out butterfly border.
Beverley W

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the card especially the flowers.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Got to say what almost everyone else has said - LOVE the flowers, and the butterfly paper is georgeous, Another beautiful card, you are so clever and such an inspiration.
Thank you, Love BrenLel

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, the flowers look even better in the close up and making the butterflys stand out was an inspired idea but then we don't expect anything less from you ha ha!

Izzwizz said...

Fab card, I have some of that butterfly paper and wasn't too keen on it, but you have made it look great with the cut and lifted edges. Thanks for the inspiration . Maddy xx

selinei said...

wow absolutely love this card!
backing paper gorgeous love it!

Felicie said...

This card is really stunning.I love it.
Greetings
Felicie

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love the way you have matched the colours and papers together. The flowers are just lovely and I now know that labels one dies go with your vintage lace dies. It is mixing different dies together that is my big problem but I am learning new ideas and techniques from you every day!! Thank so much for your constant inspiration. I now cannot get through the day without visiting your blog to see todays card!! Lots of love Tres x x x

fame01 said...

WHAT A STUNNNG CARD SUE LOVE IT ALL . I MUST GET SOME OF THAT CRINKLE PAPER .. HUGS SARAH

lilygee said...

Really like how you've popped the butterflies Sue - I wish I could find a gadget other than a craft knife that allows you to do that. The flowers are really nice - that paper looks a lot like crepe paper. Thanks for showing this. A beautiful card.
love lilygee xxx

Olga said...

Love the card! The flowers are so beautiful!

salem said...

wow card

beachie said...

Now why dont my flowers turn out like that ? Beautiful card and I love that crinkly paper, its very effective for flowers.
Audrey x

Cassieajh said...

Sue, such an unusual combination but it works so well. Hugs Allison

Sue B said...

Hello Sue such a pretty card, I NEED some of that kraft paper.
Sue B

Kate's Cards said...

As always loving those flowers!! Hope you are enjoying your rest!

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
the crinkled paper makes lovely flowers but the card doesn't do "Happy" for me.

Margaret O xxx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
My 3 day report in lol my card orders are nearly done.
I Love the cards over the last 3 days and today's flowers I'll have to give them ago with crepe paper. I have been doing the rose flower this week to put on a boxed wedding card I had to make.
Thank You
Lizzie ( serial copycat) xox

Anonymous said...

A stunning card and i love the flowers the colours are really lovely sue , i need the ruler to make the holes where do we get them from please ?

Ruthie said...

Its amazing it all looks like fabric. very clever.

Hope you are having a nice rest

Laura O said...

Hi Sue ,fab card love the flowers and,the crinkly paper they are gorgeous .Laura O

Bosquie said...

StunningXXX

Ann Marie said...

Great card - love the crinkly craft flowers!
Ann Marie

Dawn Louise said...

Stunning, I love it all and that paper makes super flowers, x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card. Smashing flowers look great with the distress ink on . Graphic 45 papers i am smitten with. SO add all that together and you have got a cracker of a card. Well done Sue
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous flowers, love the whole card. I am going right now to check out that kraft paper.... ;)

CraftyJo said...
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lainey said...

the butterflies look fab Sue. lainey x

gwen70 said...

The flowers are gorgeous Sue and such lovely colours for the card

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a really lovely card the flowers are so beautiful.
Margaret

MARGARET said...

hi Sue
Great card. Love the flowers.
Margaret L

Heidi said...

Beautiful Sue! Love the new Krinkly paper!

Hugs
Heidi x

Ita said...

Morning Sue lovely card and the flowers are fab,I hope you are enjoying your break
Smiles
Ita

Christine said...

A lovely card, as ever.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Vie Carter said...

love this card and colour combo

must have a go with these new craft papers they look fab and make wonderful flowers

have a good break

Vie
x

CathyinMN said...

Lovely flowers and a very lovely card.

roma said...

beautiful

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
The flowers are great. You are so inspirational love the butterfly idea. Beautiful card.
Joan B.

Joesgrandma said...

Those flowers on that Kraft paper are lovely. any chance that paper will arrive in various colours. Imagine carnations with tinted edges! Gorgeous card sue XXX

Claveh said...

I know I need to change the record, but once again I like everything about this card. Thanks Sue. xxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another beautiful card. Love the butterfly idea and the flowers. Hope you're relaxing Sue xXx

Lacelady said...

Late posting today, so I expect everyone has said everything. I loved the idea of lifting the butterfly wings though. Not quite sure about the crinkly craft paper, it seems very dark to me, but wouldn't crepe paper work the same way?

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Great card got this paper
when you were on but haven't used
it yet must try these flowers they look
fab.
Nancyd xx

nikkib said...

Krinkly Kraft Paper on the list - check!!! love the flowers you have made with this product Sue so have to get my inky mitts on some... also like how you have the butterflies partly cut on the left hand side... x

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, This card is absolutely stunning. Krinkly Kraft Paper has just gone to the top of my shopping list. Hugs, Barbara

magpie said...

Oooooo, wow!! Love how you've made those lovely flowers from the crinkly Kraft paper. Also how you've cut around the butterflies wings to make them stand up. All in all a gorgeous card Sue. Hope you're having a wonderful time & enjoying you're well earned rest! xx Love Karen xx

Jane said...

Lovely card Sue can't go wrong with flowers.

Jane xx

ang said...

gorgeous card, the flowers could easily be pine cones angxxx

Stella Wright said...

Hi Sue not sure about this card guess i am more to pastel.Like the way the flowers look in the crinkle paper but i dont think its a must for me a bit to dark.hope you are still enjoying your breakKeep the cards coming hugs x

jordiegirl said...

Lovely again Sue. The flowers remind me of the shavings you get when you sharpen your coloured crayons!

sued99 said...

What a gorgeous card.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card as ever. I especially like the flowers, they look very much like pencil sharpenings only better...
Love Jackie C xx

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and love the flowers too. Enjoy your break
Love Marion X

Tracie Carmody said...

Lovely card xx

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another amazing card i remember seeing this on the screen on the shows and it was moved out of shot too quick and i was hoping you'd put it on your blog, its awe4some Sue, i really don't know where all your inspiration comes from, do you never get a mojo that's gone on holiday? mine's on constant holidays hehehehe, hugs hun, Vick xxx
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Barbara said...

Those flowers are fab!!!

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
I love the card!
The crinkly Kraft paper flowers are cool, they remind me of times when I have sharpened a pencil and had a coil of pencil shavings...love it!
Love the papers, cutting into the butterflies is a great idea!
Enjoy the rest of your break!
Lara xxx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
You have done it again, but then you do it day after day. This is a pretty card and the flowers have got me very excited as I have some of that paper waiting to be used.
Ria

bluelesley said...

Wonderful card, once again an inspiration...Love it!!!

Ayelet said...

Awesome card!
I love those butterflies and the Flowers are genius :)

StampnInkLady said...

What a lovely card Sue! I love that Crinkly Kraft paper for the flowers! How cool is that! I must have some! Where can we get it? Hugs Lori
stamper572000@yahoo.com

vanessa said...

HI SUE, LOVELY CARD,LOVE THIS NEW CRINKLY PAPER, I THINK THE FLOWERS ARE GORGEOUS, WAITING TO SEE WHAT YOU WILL DO WITH THE CRINKLY PAPER NEXT. TAKE CARE VANESSA XX

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue must look 4 that paper bought the burble dies 2day at my lcraft shop in kidderminster only went in 4 that and ended up spending just under £60 took my grandson with me as soon as we got bk 2 his house he told mom how much id spent and also thought granny wasnt buying any more stuff till she,d used some up thank u layton lol
hugs chris x

Linda said...

Fabulous flowers Sue and I must say I will have to get hold of this paper. A fantastic card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Hardly any spellbinders yet still a stunning card.

Another masterpiece Sue.

brenda said...

Beautiful flowers, another stunning card x

marg0006 said...

Beautiful flowers.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I absolutely love this card! It's fab.
Love the flowers - I thought they looked like pencil shavings too, in a nice way I hasten to add! - I've always thought I'd like to do something with pencil shavings, in fact I've probably got a little box of them somewhere! I never throw anything away! Love Graphic 45 papers & hope I've got the butterfly one so I can try this. Love your vintage lace die, goes without saying really - in fact I love everything about this card!
Hope to see it for real at Ally Pally, I love seeing all the ones we've seen on TV & on the blog there - it's like meeting up with old friends! You too, of course!
Hope you're having a nice break,
Sue xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is just lovely. A dramatic card with a lot of character. The crinkly kraft paper makes up into the most gorgeous flowers, they seem to have fluted petals just like a carnation.
I received my lovely commenters gift yesterday, thank you so very much, it is wonderful and I will try to get something made asap to show it off.
Hope all is well. Linda xx

Image Masking said...

So lovely and its simply gorgeous card. What a color combination and what a design work.

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card

Sue Thoms said...

Bord Da Sue I love the colour combination plus the design.I must try the flowers as I have the brown paper.I never criticise your cards as they are all fantastic

lynda said...

WOW the flowers are well and truly gorgeous love this card .Lynda xx

Karen R said...

Loving the flowers Great card

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD.SUZYD X

The Die Cut Diva said...

Awesome flowers Sue, before I read the text, I thought they were made of wood, they have a grain look to them, totally stunning card Helen O xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

This card is gorgeous!

I love what you did with the strip of butterfly paper, cutting the wings really adds definition and the flowers are lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

zerena said...

love the flowers Zerena

Anila said...

Beautiful design and very nice craft.

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