Saturday, 8 September 2012

Hearts And Flowers

Hi guys!  Here's a closer look at the new Enhanceability dies from Flower Soft called Hearts and Flowers.  These are truly unique in that they do not cut an image out completely.  Rather, they cut just the outline and leave the centre intact.  This allows you so many options when adding these dies to your repetoire.  I have used the corners again here to make the little heart flowers which are so very dainty and pretty.  I used one of the Fancy framed tags to cut the aperture in the middle and I backed it with a red and white decorative paper.  I mounted my background on foam pieces for dimension and interest.  I stamped my sentiment on coconut white card then cut it with the Vintage Lace tag and inked it with Fired Brick Distress ink while in the die.  I mounted this piece over the aperture opening on foam pieces also.  I added two black rhinestones to the tag and some black rhinestone swirls to the background.  I added a mat of red for balance and then pierced the edges of the black mat to complete the card.  It's a really simple card but I love the fact that it can be used for just about any occasion with a change of sentiment.  All for now, Sue x

128 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card so well executed. Need to get these dies.

Wilma

Olga said...

The card is cute. Love little punched hearts!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - as you say very flexible card for any occassion. Like it
Rgs
Clare W

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I wasn't sure about these dies but I am getting to like them.x

Tracie Carmody said...

Love this card, the new hearts & flowers looks divine xx

debs said...


Morning Sue another beautiful card until yesterday I wasn't sure about these die but when they arrive yesterday I soon changed my mind their are so delicate. Hope you are enjoying your break to recharge your batteries.

Take Care

Debs Artliff

Oksana said...

Beautiful card Sue, so delicate and pretty!x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
love the idea of these dies. So delicate and sweet. The card is fabbbb as usual.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card indeed so delicate. If the centre was cut as a heart it would make a lovely valentine card. I think a lot of people will find these dies useful.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very pretty card this set of dies will be so useful.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I have been using these dies and love the effect, simple and lovely...thanks for these ideas. You are the best.....

Sudha said...

Wow pretty fabulous creation. I love this.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

norma said...

morning sue,
i need to win the lottery so i can get all these lovely dies.
love this card
best wishes
norma

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue....Beautiful card...I love the hearts and flower dies...must add them to my wish list...

Chrissie..x x

Pam said...

A beautiful card, very pretty and delicate. Like other comments I wasnt sure about these dies, they need to be demo'd to show their true worth, and you do that so well. Now I will have to get them.

baconbits said...

Morning,

Another super card as usual. This is a very pretty and delicate design that when shown off are a must have for everyone.
TFs
Hugs
Amanda x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Valentine was my first thought when I saw this post, the dies are so cute, I bought the flowers and butterflies, should have bought both now, lol.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

foxyg said...

Beautiful card. Think I might have to buy those dies!

melanie said...

beautiful card these may have to go on my wish list

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Was not too keen on these dies when I first saw them but know I am thinking I will have to get them! Hope you have had a nice break. Love Jean x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue, yet another absolutely gorgeous card. I'm waiting for delivery of this (and quite a few more) die and can't wait to get cracking with them.
Have a great weekend.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is a beauty. Love those weeny heart cutouts and flowers.

auscrafts said...

beautiful

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, I love the edgeabilities dies, at first I thought I wouldn't like them, but I really do and I'm going to have to have them ha ha. This card looks like a quite quick card to make, but looks gorgeous. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely, delicate looking card. X

beachie said...

Hi Sue, a very delicate card and I wasn't sure about the half punched flowers, but I must admit you have made a fantastic card with it.
Audrey x

lilygee said...

Love the colours - a pretty die this one and really like the smalldetail of it.
love lilygee
xxx

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another lovely and beautiful card I just love the look of red and white together it looks so clean. Love the hearts and flowers dies too.

Crafty hugs Sarah

Jane said...

When I saw these die I didn't think they looked very impressive. But I have see a couple of cards you have made, your changing my mind another one to add to my wish list.

Jane xx

Christine Hussey said...

Very, very pretty card Sue, these enhanceability dies are so decorative. Definitely would fit any occasion. Hugs Christine H xx

hazel said...

Stunning Sue the card and dies on my wish list xx hazel

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Sue. Once again you have come up with a brill design. xxx

Marion said...

Hi I was unsure about these dies too but after seeing your card i think they are beautiful.
Marion

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
very pretty card today and one that I think would gladden anyone's heart to receive. Very dainty and lovely.
Janet x

Jane in Spain said...

Have just ordered these dies as I think they are really lovely! Another great card.

Janice K said...

The Enhanceabilities give a whole new look to your cards-beautiful! x

nannapat said...

Love the cute little flowers. Beautiful card Sue. Pat x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Like so many others I didn't like these dies at first but after seeing your samples I am really liking them and they have gone on my wish list. Today's card is so delicate and pretty and anyone receiving it would be very happy.
Hugs

Joesgrandma said...

Simply Elegant!

shirley said...

morning sue another wonderful card the way that this die only cut out some of the die is great it gives lovely look to the card
have a lovely weekend and that you have enjoyed you little bit rest
shirley xx

need to add this die to my ever growing collection haha

barbiepinkfairy said...

A very delicate card, truly lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I was not sure about these dies, but the way you have used them opens up my mind and I can see how they can fit in with a lot of my other dies. The flowers and tiny hearts look so delicate, this is a lovely card and yes I agree could be used for many occasions.
Have a good weekend, Love BrenLel

Karen R said...

Lovely card, these dies are so versatile xx

Julia Watts said...

Really pretty card. Love, Julia xxx

BridgetCG said...

Fab card Sue, really want to get my hands on these dies. Hope you are having a good break. Bx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card the dies look interesting.
Hope you had a good break.
Lydia
X

HiggiSue said...

A pretty card Sue but unfortunately I am a minority today....still on the fence with these dies.

Sandybee said...

Such a lovely card Sue. I wasn't sure if I liked these dies to start with but I must say they are growing on me.

Have a great weekend everyone
xx Sandra

Christine said...

A pretty card, and suitable for most female celebrations.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

AdrienneQ said...

Lovely card but like HiggiSue I am also on the fence.

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. I am still not sure about whether I would get enough use out of these dies. But this card looks gorgeous.
Mags
x

nattyboots said...

Yes a lovely little card ,just right for any occasion.
love the little hearts

Take Care
Elaine H X

Bosquie said...

Lovely card, very unusual dies .XX

sued99 said...

I think I might need these dies. They make such pretty cards.

marg said...

Hello sue
Trouble with Google lost my other message..anyway sweet card
LoveMarg

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, still havent made my mind up about these dies yet. I see one card and think must get those then see another and think not sure I like the effect....Hugs xx

Maryann said...

Beautiful work here as always hun.The small punched hearts looks so cute on it.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card, love those dies, hope your having a lovely time.
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Victoria said...

You've really shown how to use the new dies effectively. They're gorgeous. Thank you Sue.

Carol H said...

Absolutely beautiful card, just love these dies.

guffie said...

yet again another stunning card, i really like these dies i can see alot of ways of using these and i particularly like the butterflies xx gail in eastbourne

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue, your card is so pretty my dies arriving today so I can have a play. Hugs x

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for sharing this card though I must say those new dies are not my cup of tea. Won't be buying them, sorry x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
These are quite pretty dies, with a dainty feel, I think the swirls give the card an elegant lift.
xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, I wasn't sure about these dies when i saw them, but you've done a stunning card with them and they look great.
Emma

Carolyn B said...

Another lovely card Sue. These dies are just right for that 'little extra something'
Carolyn B x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I wasn't sure about these flower soft dies when I first saw them but you have made such lovely cards with them that I've changed my mind - they have now gone on the wish list. Beautiful card once again; you are so clever.
Beverley W

sue said...

Morning Sue, really lovely card what a nice idea.

Hugs Sue M x

Carolyn B said...

Another lovely card Sue. These dies are just right for that 'little extra something'
Carolyn B x

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Such a pretty card, the Enhanceability is such a delicate die, love the tiny hearts and flowers, but like Higgisue I am also on the fence about them.
Hope your batteries are recharged and you had a restful break.
Have agreat day everyone,
Hugs june x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card as usual and also flexible as you say.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is a very pretty card, still thinking about these dies. I hope you had a great break and come back fully refreshed and ready to go.

Love Rosemasrie xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This die is such a great idea. I love cutting around stamped butterfly wings and it's great that this is done for you on the little flowers. Beautiful card as expected! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Heidi said...

Love it Sue, as always! Now to find some sentiment stamps!

Hugs
Heidi xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the look of the new background dies,

Clare x

martine said...

Hi sue what a lovely card, love the flowers and hearts they just finish a card when it needs that little something,i hope you had a lovely break xxx
all the best martine xxx

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card, so simple and fresh looking. Hugs Ann

kimberley said...

Very pretty,definately a someone special card,take care ,x.

fame01 said...

love the card .nice n simple .. hugs sarah ..x

lainey said...

simply beautiful Sue :) lainey x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue, hope you're enjoying your break :)

I love this card, as I do with all the ones you design. Black, red and white is so effective. The new dies are fabulous and I'm looking forward to using them.

June x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card, love the effect that the enhanceability gives take care vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, When I saw these dies I thought Vintage Romance. Love your take on them though. It is really quirky. With love & light Theresa. H

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, its so cute
Margaret L

Ayelet said...

Great card!
I love the colors and those flowers at the corners are adorable!

evis said...

Hi Sue.
A simple card but so effective.
Evis.

Lacelady said...

This is a sweetie, and you are right, suitable for just about anything. I have the version with butterflies on order, I just wish they would come soon.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Sue, just lovely. Hugs Sheila.x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely for Valentines Day!

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

hi Sue another die for my listi just got a big envelope of spellbinders so off to play in a while this is such a pretty card

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love this card gutted I didn't get these dies when you had them on c+c but I put my order in before I had seen the programme as I didn't want to miss out on the venetian set again!! Lol love lesley xx

karenlotty said...

Another lovely idea Yet another item added to my Birthday Wish List (next month!)

LIZZIE said...

Hi Sue
Love the card. I' m not to sure about these dies but my friend has these dies and I'm going to try before I buy lol
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

"Talk to the Tail" said...

These punched hearts/flowers are really cute. Lovely card Sue xXx

magpie said...

This card is lovely Sue, so simple, so sweet & suitable for any occasion. A really nice die. xx Love Karen xx

Granny Ado said...

I'm not so keen on these dies but I do like your card. I am sure the dies might grow om me.

SUZYD said...

SUCH A PRETTY CARD.SUZYD X

Barney Bear said...

This is such a pretty card Sue! Thank you!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous, thanks for all the useful tips

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
I'd hardly call today's card simple, you're too modest! It is very striking and I'm warming to the enhanceability dies too.
Hope you're fully re-charged.
Sue

Ladock girl said...

I love these enhanceabilities they just add something special to a card. Linda xxx

Crafting Newbie said...

Just Beautiful!

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue. Not on my list of Spellbinders to buy as not my cup of tea.

Victoria said...

I've not had a lot of time for blogging this week, so I'm enjoying a look back at the week's posts now. I've missed some real stunners. This card is so beautifully delicate. :) Hope you have a lovely weekend.

gwen70 said...

such a beautiful card Sue

Vie Carter said...

Pretty card Sue

nice if you want a quick card

Vie
x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Hope you're having a nice restful weekend. I am another who is not at all sure about this particular new die, but it's a lovely card anyway (as your cards always are) and I do like dainty! Sue xx

nutcake said...

Like the look of this. Defintely different!

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card I think most
of us feel the same about these dies
but when your showing what can be done with
them you are converting us.
Nancyd xx

Shazza said...

love these new dies x

salem said...

lovethese dies great card

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Not too keen on this card I'm afraid.
But we can't all like everything the same.

Margaret O xxx

Sue B said...

Another lovely card Sue. I think these dies are great because you do not need to do a lot to make such a pretty card.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue!

I am loving these new dies and will need to invest in them soon.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

CraftyJo said...

Love the simplicity yet versatility of this card Sue, gorgeous.

Claveh said...

These new dies are adorable Sue, love the colours you have used and the bling just makes it! xxx

Ita said...

Morninf sue,love the card and putting the paper behind the appeture is a great tip
Ita

Carole Z said...

Very pretty card Sue,these new dies are lovely but way down my wish list at the moment! Carole Z X

Linda said...

Sue this is really beautiful I love the red underneath and the black swirls look gorgeous with the sentiment too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Such a lovely card, the flowers are so cute as are the little punched hearts!
I didn't realise these were from Flower Soft.

Many thanks for the gorgeous Card!
Hope you are taking it easy!!
Lara xxx

CathyinMN said...

Such a lovely card and very fun dies.

Dawn Louise said...

a lovely card, again makes great use of showing the beautiful dies x

Maggie said...

What an interesting dimension this gives. Like to see more xx

marg0006 said...

Love the punched out fowers nd the die cut looks like a wrapped candy.

marg00006 at verizon dot net

beachie said...

Beautiful card and a bit different, I love the overall effect of it. and those flowers are a perfect size.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Super funky card. My inspiration wall is getting over full again! I just love your style. With love & light Theresa. H

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue

Snuffy Snoo said...

I totally love this card! Love Sam xxx