Friday, 21 September 2012

Make A Wish

Hello there bloggers!  A lighter, brighter card for today, and just in case the colours don't show up true, this one is lavender and white with a bit of black as an accent.  I decided on a lavender background behind my lattice, but first I wanted to micro bead it so I applied my sticky adhesive sheet to my lavender card.  I peeled the backing paper off and carefully laid my white lattice background on top.  Making sure that I had the shiny side of my backing paper against the lattice, I used it to press the lattice down to make sure that it made contact with the sticky sheet everywhere.  If you put the matte side towards your sticky sheet, it will adhere so be careful not to do that.  Once I was satisfied that it was completely stuck, I poured my micro beads over the top of the piece.  I cut my flowers out of several shades of purple and stacked them for a whimsical looking flower.  I added a few of the flourishes and two stick pins to complete my corner focal element.  I stamped my sentiment on white card and added a light inking of dusty concord.  I cut one of the small fancy framed tags in white and mounted it over my sentiment with foam pieces.  I trimmed the sentiment to the edge of the tag and added it to the upper corner.  I cut a small lavender butterfly from the set to rest on the edge of the tag.  I pierced the edges in my usual style to complete the card.  A lovely whimsical card for any occasion.  All for now, Sue x

172 comments:

Heather said...

Gorgeous Sue Very plain and simple and a very useful card to have in stock to just add a sentiment as needed!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Pam said...

A simply beautiful card today, love it.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue.
This card is a lovely card that could easily be used for different occasions, simple but beautiful.Hope you have a good time at Ally Pally-shame I can't be there

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue I just adore the lattice die, you can use a plain, floral or patterned background and add embellishments as required. The flowers set off the card.

Wilma

Jan.moogie said...

Simple elegant and fairly easy to do, love it Sue x

janey said...

a beautiful card, elegant can be for any occasion love it

hugs jane xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love it - will be trying this one.
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue,love the card today; Thaks as always Sue. MABEX

Karen R said...

Lovely = I do like this die and the lattice too. The colours make me think of spring xx

kimberley said...

Again a winner-you never cease to amaze me! Sorry you weren't on c&c yesterday but I suppose you can't be in two places at once,take care,x.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card Sue. First I looked it is only black and white but then started really looking and saw all the beautiful lavender colors. That butterfly is adorable.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

fame01 said...

i so want that lattice die i love it , the card is stunning very elegant like the colours to . watched another recored show yesterday with a cuppa it was a great show keep up the good work sue you really do inspire me .. take care sarah .. x

baconbits said...

Morning
Simple stunning, very chic, elegant and sophisticated. The lattice die is in my want list.
Really love the lavender.
Have a great time at Ally Pally.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, An absolutely gorgeous card. Its very elegantly simple. I would love to try this but as yet not got the lattice dies but they are next on my list to buy! Sonia x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I'm really liking this lattice die, it seems to be so useful and makes a clean crisp card whatever you use it with. I hope you are able to enjoy Ally Pally and don't get too tired,just a pity I can't be there
love from Jackie D

Julie said...

A gorgeous card that can be adapted for any occasion. I love the lattice die, I find it adds that special something :o)

Julie and Phoebe xx

Rose in Chester said...

What a beautiful card - the minute I saw it I knew who I shall make this for.
Have a great time at Ally Pally.

nannapat said...

Less is more they say & this card proves it. Beautiful design Sue, I really love it. Pat x

Linda said...

Wow very beautiful card
hugs Linda Dekker

cebelica said...

I love those flourishes. They add that special something to the card. And together with the bow and flowers give the card a very elegant look. Beautiful! Hugs! xx

Anonymous said...

lovely card, simple and stylist, lilac, lavender, etc my favourite colour theme judith xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
My favourite colours,love the simplicity of this card, this die is on my ever growing 'wish' list.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting
Love Tina x

hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours and that lattice background its to die for. Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally. xx hazel

debs said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card I love it. Its so elegant love the lattice die I think that this could be my next die I get
Take Care

Debs artliff

Victoria said...

Agreed! A lovely card, fresh and fun. Love the flowers over the ribbon.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
A very sweet card. Thanks. See you this weekend along with you other million fans.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely stunning, I love this card, the colour is my favourite and the whole card is just so elegant and beautiful. I will definitely be trying to re-create this one. Thanks for sharing your infinite expertise with us all.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

norma said...

morning sue
love this card
best wishes
norma

Anonymous said...

A lovely card. Must look out for the lattice die. La ender and white beautiful
Rita x

Janice K said...

Beautiful, fresh and feminine. x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and lattice background.

Clare x

kelly said...

A beautiful card Sue,love the colours.
Have a great day,
Kelly

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous, love the lattice die, the whole concept of this card is beautiful, your cards are so crisp and clean, again stunning. Loved Julia's shows yesterday with Loen, what a laugh.
I am going to Ally Pally this weekend, so if someone is hovering around your stand, looking as though they want to say Hello, but looks too shy, that's me, hee hee.
Have a good day everyone.
Happy2craft

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love, Love, Love your card, design, colour oh! the whole lot.........
This Lattice Die has become one of my favourite dies, I have actually used it on my Blog Card today as well.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

marg said...

Morning Sue
Love the colours and the design Beautiful Sue!
Love Marg

Carol Parker said...

Lovely card x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Morning Sue

What a lovely simple clean card. This design would suit just about anyone,love it.
Have a great weekend, wish i could be there

Julie x

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Stunning card very simple gorgeous colours. so useful for any occacions love it.

Enjoy Ally Pally

Hugs Annx without an "e"

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue a beautiful simple card. Love the lattice die, and have just ordered one, can't wait for it to arrive. Enjoy Ally Pally. Bx

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card for many occasions I love the micro pearls shining through the lattice & think the lavender choice was perfect for this. Hugs xx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. What a clean elegant card. i love the lattice die a definite "to buy" on my list. Lovely delicate shade of lavender and very simple but pretty flower.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful card Sue, love the colours. Hope to see you tomorrow at Ally Pally. Love Jean x

Jane said...

How very beautiful lovely colour combo, the lattice die is really affective.

Jane xx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I love these new dies, I want them all lol. I love today's card it is so pretty and love the idea of putting the micro beads beads on the background after placing the lattice on the adhesive background.
Hugs x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card
Sue
Hugs Dianne xx :)

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue lovely card so simple yet elegant will definitely be giving this idea a go!! Loved all yours and julias shows this week and I'm looking forward to ally pally!! I will also be someone who is hovering near your stand not wanting to disturb you!!! Lol love lesley xx

HiggiSue said...

Love this card.I have the botanical flourish but simply need the lattice die. hope Ally Ally is a success

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card in it's simplicity . Have a good week end. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the simple clean look of this card and my favourite colour too.
Marion

auscrafts said...

gorgeous card ,with beautiful colours ,would do for any occasion

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabulous card as usual. Love the colours. The butterfly looks so cute, and of course that die is superb.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Beth Peake said...

Really pretty with simplicity. Really like this card

luv n hugs

Beth

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card. Love all the dies and colours you have used today!x

hotpotato said...

lovely card.

AdrienneQ said...

I love the card and also the method of sticking the lattice down and them making use of the sticky surface to add another element to the card with your micro bead. this would work with all of these new allover dies

guffie said...

what a lovely card, stunningly simple the colours are very muted and calm .... good luck Sue for your weekend at the Ally Pally xx gail from eastbourne

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very wet Sheffield.
A lovely and again peaceful card.
I really like the colour combo. I am still trying very hard to get the lattice die but having great difficulty as everywhere seems to be 'sold out'. I also love the butterfly dies and use them a lot.
Janet x

Sandybee said...

Beautiful card, beautiful colours, a real stunner

xx Sandra

Wendy L said...

Just stunning, I love it. xxx

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card Sue, have a great day. Maddy x

CraftyCj said...

I love this lattice die, have seen a few sample cards made with it, this one is one of the loveliest.

beachie said...

Hi Sue, this is a beauty and I want to do them just like that, love those swirls. Missed you yesterday
Audrey x

Barbara White said...

Hi Sue
Love this card so sweet, thanks again Sue

love Babs x

Barbara White said...

Hi Sue
Love this card so sweet, thanks again Sue

love Babs x

sue said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card love lavender and white combo.
Love Sue M x

nattyboots said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a classy card ,simple but classy i just love it

Have a nice weekend
Take Care
Elaine H X

martine said...

Hi Sue oh my what a lovely card the colours are wonderful xxx
all the best martine xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card must try

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue,, oh no another die to add to my ever increasing list, lovely card once again, enjoy ally pally. Take care, Jess x.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

lovely card have fun at ally pally wish i could be there but i cant this yr

June Fletcher said...

Fabulous card Sue. Have a good weekend and happy crafting :)
June x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card!
The colour has shown up just right!
I love the lattice die..and the others of course!
The ribbon and microbeads mmmmm!
I love the layout, the card is suitable for many occasions!
Have a great day and of course have a great time at Ally Pally (I know the shoppers/crafters will)!!
Lara xxx

Lacelady said...

Pretty card, and I love the butterfly embellishment which makes the whole card seem more delicate. I wish I was at Ally Pally with you!

Kim Patten said...

I love today's card, very elegant.

cazlan said...

love this card, really pretty. must get round to using my micro beads!
have a great time at Ally Pally - wish i was going.
xx carole

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful everyday card today. Loved the shows have recorded some for future reference and inspiration :)Wish I was going to the Ally Pally Hugs xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love the card it is quite simple but effective and the colours are beautiful. Good luck at Ally Pally - wish I was going.

Love Rosemarie xx

Ayelet said...

Wow, I love this card.
I love lavender!

Cornish Emma said...

A stunning card, love the colours and layout.
Emma

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Wow, what a stunning card. I love the colours and will definitely add this die to my 'must have' list.

Have fu at Ally Pally

Erica x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card!! I love the layout, I love the new lattice die. I think it would look great for a male or female card. The lavender colour looks fab against the lattice die. I also love the flower and those swirls are gorgeous!! Good luck at ally pally. I wish I was going too. Have a lovely day love Tres x x x

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,

A very versatile design adaptable to any occasion. Love all shades of mauve/purple/lavender/lilac.
Wish I could make it to Ally Pally, but not this time I'm afraid :o(
Sue

Carol H said...

Wow beautiful card, love the lattice background. A totally stunning card.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, this card would stand out anywhere it has such a visual inpact, it could be adapted for a bereavmant or even a christmas card, any occasion, love it.
Have a great day. Love BrenLel

yorkielass said...

Good mornins Sue, This card is gorgeous, crisp and clean. The lattice die is on my wishlist. Love the flowers and the butterfly.
Have a great time at Ally Pally, wish I was going too.
Loved the shows this week, bought a few goodies.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

salem said...

woow card love all

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another gorgeous card Sue and I love the lattice die.xXx

nmty said...

hi Sue, stunning card, love the extenable die.

hope Ally Pally goes well.

lv norma

Maid of Kent said...

This simple plain card is so useful for many occasions with the change of sentiment. Like it, a lot. Hugs Ann

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card and I love the lattice die. The bow and flower is stunning and the little butterfly, for me, adds that special touch. Hope all is going well at AP, hugs Christine H xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Oh my goodness what a beautiful card, you are so kind sharing all your wonderful inspirations with all of us.
Thank you.
Margaret

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, the colours are very elegant, love the lattice die, this will go on my shopping list, take care vanessa xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
A lovely simple beautiful card.
Have a great time at ally pally.
Margaret L

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautifully elegant card!!..Love the layout, dies and colour..:)Have a great day...Carole..xx

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah,
Love this one Sue, the lattice die is fab, thank you.
Enjoy Ally Pally x

Anonymous said...

loving the coloures simple but V affective Corinne x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
that was going to be my next job cutting a hole in the lattice work.I missed the butterfly totally. Fantastic card. Smashing flower in the middle of the bow. How many jars of beads have u used? Not got through my first one yet. I can't be using enough.
Brill job
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Jackie Calvert said...

Simple elegance. This card is beautiful.
xx

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue. Just love it. Colours just right.Take care.3362Jan.

lilygee said...

Love these lattice dies - they are amazingly versatile, can be used for a variety of occasions and even a simple card looks stunning, as this one does Sue - thanks for sharing
Love lilygee xxx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
This card is simple but oh so elegant and pretty.
Evis.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours, really must get the lattice die

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love the card nice and quick one this . I have sat (while watching tv) and pierce around loads of backing card ready for when i need them as i find this the most time consuming also done some 3 dots close together then a space and it looks quite nice to.
Enjoy Ally Pally everyone
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Laura O said...

Gorgeous Sue,love the lattice background and the over all colour scheme in this card.Your flower is fab as usual and the butterfly just finishes this card perfectly.Laura O

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous Sue, I do soooooo want that lattice die :)

Heidi said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have always loved the colour lavender and this can be used for so many occasions! Have a wonderful time at Ally Pally everyone!

Hugs
Heidi x

bhavana said...

Beautiful card as always!! I do have a question however!! I have not been getting the daily e-mails, is there a reason for it! I have tried to request newsletter again, but it says I am already subscribed to one! Please help! thanks

Deniseann said...

Hi Sue Im running out of adjectives
for all your wonderful creations.
another stunner! Have fun at Ally Pally.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card I love the colours and the flower you have made is very pretty, is it a mixture of dies?
Have a good time at Ally Pally.
Lydia
X

Sue B said...

This is such a pretty card & one I will definately have a play with. Can't wait for Ally Pally I'm like an excited school girl.

Bosquie said...

Love this colour scheme, and the black just sets it off. XX

brenda said...

Beautiful card, love the design and the colours you have used. Got to have the lattice die. Xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue another wow card, I love the lavender is such a lovely soft colour behind the lattice,and the the star of the card I think id the butterfly
Smiles
Ita

Clarissa said...

Stunning. Beautiful colours and the lattice background is lovely.
Clarissa. X

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful work! Greetings from Brasov!

CathyinMN said...

I really like the clean lines and simplistic look of this card.

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card Sue - just love the lattice - must add this to my list of must-haves! Have a great time at Ally Pally - Yvonne xx

Vie Carter said...

'Make a wish' my wish would be to have your inspiration to make such beautiful cards

Each day something different

Lovely card today Sue

Vie
x

Barbara said...

Hi Sue,

I love the lattice die. I liked the way you micro beaded through the lattice holes. Hope to see you at Ally Pally.

Barbara

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty, soft card. Very simple. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

hi sue
Beutiful card today. i love the expandable dies ... i have used the swirls and the butterfly magic and they make such easy but lovely cards. I just love it along with the micro beads lol

Irene A

Ruthie said...

I love this card and can't wait for the lattice and the leafy design to come back I missed them last time. Hope to see you a 'the palace'

Christine said...
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Roma said...

simple but beautiful, really enjoyed all the programmes this past couple of days, Thanks to you and Julia for all your hard work. Enjoy Ally Pally!!!

Shazza said...

gorgeous x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Absolutely love the card and would look stunning in so many different colour combinations.

nutcake said...

Beautiful card!

CraftyCarole said...

Fabulous card. Treated myself to the expandable dies..so easy to use and they look gorgeous. x

Meg said...

A very pretty card today Sue.
The lattice die works so well in lots of ways.

Margaret O
xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful....as always Sue !

Love...Manx Linda xx

hazel said...

Beautiful Elegant card Sue..x

Dianne said...

What a lovely card sue. Just the style I love.
Thank you for sharing. Kind regards,
Dianne xx

magpie said...

Oh Sue, this is lovely! Lavender is one of my favourite colours. It has such a "calming effect". Beautiful, but simple. Have a fantastic time at Ally Pally! One of these times I'll be lucky enough to go......! Hugs xx Love Karen xx

Olga said...

Love the background! Great card!

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, A great card love the lavender background must try this
I cut out a lattice piece and not
used it yet I will now.
Nancyd xx

Barny Owl said...

Sue - this is the first time I have written on your blog but I have just had a brilliant time watching you and Julia on tv with the spellbinders as always!
I absolutely love the simplicity of todays card and hope you have a great time at Ally Pally this weekend.

Hugs - Barny Owl xxx
(Right - now I hope I get the next step right.....!)

Ladock girl said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the dies are lovely. Linda xxx

Barny Owl said...

Ok......this message may come up twice for which I apologise ... but it is the first time I have blogged!
Sue - I just had to come on here - loved the tv shows and the cards on here are amazing.
Hope you are enjoying Ally Pally and hope to see you at the NEC this year?

Hugs, Barny Owl, xxx

Chrisspi said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue. Another winner.

Vick said...

Hiya Sue honey! I love your card today and it does show up lavender, i love the colour shade you've used and this card looks all fresh and stunning, yep, love it!! Hugs Vick x
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Christine Harrop said...

Lovely creation. I think I am really going to have to get this lattice die!! Christine.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

Marlene said...

Love this card will have to get this lattice die it's great well done again

sued99 said...

Really lovely. such a great die.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Beautiful card Sue, so simple but effective

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, very pretty. Have a good time at the show Im sure you will be mobbed. Up here in Scotland we only ever have the Hobbycraft shows twice a year and not nuch else. I wish you could come up here for a visit!!!

Fuchsia said...

I am loving that Lattice work ,it has a lot of uses I should imagine !

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue....another beautiful card....I love the lattice....hope you have had a great day...

Chrissie..x x x

Fieldsend said...

Lovely quick card if needing one in a flash. Love it xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
What a surprise, you have used the lattic die today and I have just ordered the fancy lattic die.
I am really looking forward to using this die.
I love this card Sue a good choice of colours.
Ria

Sue Parish said...

Lovely, so clean and fresh and my favourite lavender too.
Have arrived at Surrey/Middlesex border tonight, just 3 trains in the morning and I'm at Ally Pally!
See you tomorrow!
Sue xx

Claveh said...

Once again Sue, beautiful, simply beautiful, I love the lattice background. xxx

nikkib said...

Simply lovely.. I am loving these large background dies Spellbinders are releasing, so intricate.... x

Dawn Louise said...

Absolutely fabulous, love everything about today's card, have a brilliant weekend x

Carole Z said...

Fan card Sue, really love the colours & layout..missed your shows this week as been in London since Thursday! Looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow :) Carole Z X

Tracie Carmody said...

so beautiful x

Linda said...

Hi Sue back off my hols and this is just fantastic. Lovely colours and beautiful design.

Enjoy Ally Pally.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Deborah said...

Wow!...What a gorgeous card Sue...lavender is one of my favorite colors...way to go girl...just keep it coming!

Take care now. Deborah.H. :)

marg0006 said...

Lovely card with simple, gorgous sentiment and die cuts.

marg0006 at verizon ddot net

Craftyhugs said...

Omg these lattice dies seem to be calling out to me "buy me, buy me" I'm seeing them everywhere and they are gorgeous. I adore your card to day, simplistic but beautiful. Crafty hugs , sharon xxx

Hellma said...

Very elegant card Sue.

Christine said...

Lovely card, fabulous use of the lattice die.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

yorkshiresue said...

Oh Sue, your Christmas cards have been so beautiful, the lattice one being one of my favourites.
Keep up the splendid work and keep sharing your talent with us
Hugs
Sue XXX

jordiegirl said...

Yes, I love this one too Sue - that lattice is fantastic.

melody said...

Love the simple look of the card very pretty. Hugs melody x

melody said...

Love the simple look of the card very pretty. Hugs melody x

Yvette said...

light, pretty and my favourite colour, whats not to love :-)

Anonymous said...

This card is on my list to work on this afternoon. It is so pretty! Kathie

Su said...

Simple idea... stunning card!

Su (Soop)

lynda said...

Gorgeous card Sue hugs Lynda

julie said...

just lovely' what els can i say, crafty hugs julie xx