Friday, 7 September 2012

Twigs And Tweets

Hello everyone!  Today's card uses a set of new Spellbinders that were supposed to have been on my last shows, but had to be taken off at the last minute due to stock issues.  These are the new Jewel Flowers and Flourishes by Juliana Hudgins and they are lovely.  I started with a simple embossed background which used the Twigs and Tweets Embossibility folder (isn't that the cutest name!)  This is using the "tweets" side of the folder.  I stamped my sentiment on a green dotty paper in black archival and clear embossed it.  I cut that into a wide strip and added a vintage lace border to the top and bottom of the strip which were cut out of milk card.  I added some pearls along the border for interest and a bit of bling.  Next I picked a small floral patterned paper and covered it with self adhesive sticky paper and cut out my flowers.  I cut two each of the two different styles of larger flowers from this set.  I covered them with clear micro beads and assembled my flowers.  I added a large flatback pearl to the centres of both of them.    I cut out a couple of the swirls from this set and added them around my flowers top and bottom.  I glued the flowers into place to the side of my sentiment and pierced the edges to finish it off.  Just a really sweet simple card, not as fancy as some, but I still really like it and hope it appeal to you too.  All for now, Sue x


176 comments:

Pam said...

Such a pretty fresh looking card and although the twigs and tweets are not my favourite type ofembossing folder it would work with others. love the new flowers, cant wait to see the dies

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue and those flowers are wow.x

Lacelady said...

The flowers are really pretty and delicate. I didn't think I liked Twigs and Tweets, but it looks lovely on this card.

scottish crafter said...

Yes Sue, very appealing. The new dies look good as I like making up flowers, they give cards more dimension. Great card using a few colours, simple but effective.

Wilma

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, as usual, another masterpiece.
Wasn't so sure about the emboss folder until seeing it on this card.
Beautiful flowers. X

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the flowers
hugs Linda

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I didn't think I wanted this embossing folder, however once again you have demonstrated the need to buy this when available... Too cute.

Hope you had a wonderful restful fun time...

Rosie said...

That's lovely again, Sue. I need to take a closer look at Julianna's Flowers & Flourishes, as I already use her Jewel Fantasies a lot.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
as you said a lovely fresh and simple card, but very effective and pretty.
Just love the flowers and the swirls.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

baconbits said...

Morning,
Such a pretty card, very fresh looking. Its a shame these dies were not on the show they would have flown out the door - well flown to my house at least.

TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

jacqui said...

The card is great ,I really like the embossing folder in the background .

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, very eye catching and just beautiful. Love the flowers too so can't wait for these to become available. I clicked on your photographs to enlarge the pictures and it really brought everything into close up and showed it off a treat. Continue to enjoy your break, hugs Christine H xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A really cute card today, I like the Twigs and Tweets folder, it is cute, the flowers are so pretty, it all works wonderfully, a really lovely card.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

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Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - never thought to stamp sentiment onto patterned paper but it works! perhaps a simple pattern to start with for me. Your green spotty dotties are really eye catching. A must try.
Rgs
Clare W

Olga said...

What pretty flowers they are!!!Love birdie background!

kimberley said...

Another stunner{seem to keep repeating myself day after day!}Must look up the dies although i'm sure the bank manager would rather i didn't.hope the weather is better for you Sue wherever you are than it is here in scotland,take care,x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love this card and the flowers are gorgeous
Thanks Jayne

Loopy-Lou said...

A beautiful card Sur. I really like it..I must get your fabulous vintage lace set. Lisa

norma said...

morning sue,
this is a pretty card.
must add dies to my list.
best wishes
norma

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love the way the Twigs & Tweets looks on this card and the flowers look stunning. A very nice simple card which I may have to copy! love Jean x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Just when I thought you couldn't get any better, YOU DID, this card is GORGEOUS, I love the twigs and tweets (although originally it didn't appeal to me), and the flowers and flourishes are absolutely stunning with the micro beads on them, and the dotty paper and borders finishes off the most gorgeous card. Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card. I love the folder, looking forward to new dies. Bx

Maryann said...

Sooooo amazing work here again today Sue. You are the master of Spellbinder dies, I think and sure knows, how to get us interested in all of them with these gorgeous creations ha ha ha. This is stunning and so beautiful.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Simply stunning!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the background and the flowers.
Hope your having a lovely break.
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Rose in Chester said...

Lovely

Julia Watts said...

I really like this - may have to pinch this layout! Love, Julia xxx

shirley said...

good morning sue wow another amazing card i love the flowers i need to buy some embossing folders but i am new to spellbinder crafting and i am addicted looking at you cards have given me so many ideas of how to use them thnak you for sharing them
have a lovely day shirley xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the message on the border and the Tweets! The flower cut from printed paper are so sweet! Love this card
LoveMarg

auscrafts said...

yes Sue it does appeal both the green colour and design

AdrienneQ said...

I have the Twigs and Tweets folder and the twigs side is to die for - I have not used the tweets side yet but it has a feeling of Russia to me so may have to think of a theme based on that. I love the card and the flower element could easily be made with other dies.

nmty said...

morning sue, I don't know about as fancy as some, but to me this card is just elegance itself, beautifully made and for me it definately has the WOW factor.

lv norma

melanie said...

What an elegant card thanks for sharing .Melanie

Victoria said...

How pretty! The new flower dies are lovely as it the overall design of the card. Thank you. xx

kelly said...

Love the embossing folder Sue,it's so pretty. As too are those flowers.
More stuff on my wish list.
Have a great day.
Kelly.

sarah hyett said...

Hi sue I love the embossing folder. Another lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card is just stunning. I love the flowers it's so pretty.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

This is just lovely. Simply sweet and gorgoeus. Hugs Sheila.x

Maid in Cornwall said...

Simply gorgeous! Even my husband commented on he much he liked this one. Keep them coming Sue. Avril.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, hope you are having the holiday you enjoy and certainly deserve.
Fab card again I'm expecting ...........
your lacey dies any day now.
I must get more M-bossibilities folders. Thanks as always for the tutorial Mabex

Heather said...

Lovely Sue, so fresh and I love the green - were you mind reading when I said yesterday where are the greens and oranges? LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue - very elegant I think. Those flowers look gorgeous. Pat x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I very much like the look of the m-boss plate and the green picks up the flower colour beautifully.
All in all a very peaceful card -
Janet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great name, twigs and tweets and a gorgeous card with such pretty flowers.

beachie said...

I love flowers above anything, and these new ones are just gorgeous. I think it will be one to go for. Now I see the embossing close up, its great . How can we not want everything looking at your cards.
Audrey x

HiggiSue said...

Loving the tweets side of the embossing folder. Nice fresh card too.
Xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card out standing.

Just love the embossing folder [it is a must have]
joyce.e

Jane in Spain said...

The flowers are really pretty! Won't be getting the twigs and tweets as it is too limited in use for me, but it is also very pretty.

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue. xx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this card is very fresh and pretty and I hope the flower die set will be on c+c soon as I love making lots of different style flowers love lesley xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so fresh and elegant lovin the flower dies hope they get over here soon.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Wow a lovely card and using dies that I have just received they are so pretty. Love the paper you have used too.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card love the flowers and the new tweets and twigs mbossing folder. xx hazel

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

im steering myself back to doing more simple cards i think they are amazing especially this one. why is it our wish list get longer never shorter i want this m-
bossility folder now to

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!!!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

hotpotato said...

Love this card Sue.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossing folder and flowers,

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This card really appeals to me, so pretty and fresh looking. Love the Twigs and Tweets embossing folder and the lovely dotty green ribbon with those georgeous flowers on, thought I had all the flower dies I needed BUT this is one for my wish list.
Hope all is well with you, Love BrenLel

Janet said...

Love this card Sue

Clai01 said...

Wow this is simply gorgeous! I don't usually really like birds much but this has won me over!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

This card is beautiful and flowers look gorgeous. I thought they were tiny rosebuds but think it was the pattern until I saw the close up

Hope you are still relaxing

Sue xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, love the flowers and the dies, they are now added to my wish list that keeps getting bigger every day. Take care, Jess xx

martine said...

Hi sue oh what a pretty card the flowers are so pretty xxx
all the best martine xxx

Jane said...

It's lovely Sue, though it has added yet more to my wish list!
Jane x

Wendy L said...

Simply beautiful. xxxx

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I love all the texture and the colours, It's adorable xx Jan

lady e said...

Gorgeous! So lovely card!
Hugs
Lady E

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another lovely card. The background is so sweet and the flowers are gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, hope you are having a good break! Love that embossing and your flowers are gorgeous. Maddy x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is a gprgeous card. clean and fresh. Love the flowers and what a great idea stamping the sentiment onto patterned card, looks stunning. Did not think I needed the embossing folder, now I know I do it is soooo cute.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, More flowers, thats good, I have not seen theses dies before but they look really useful for someone that needs to put flowers on everything like me.

Love Rosemarie xx

Ayelet said...

What a beautiful card!
I love this set. Can't decide what I love most :)
The background is great, the flowers are awesome and the swirls are lovely :)

Maggie said...

Love the twigs and tweets folder. On my wish list for Christmas. Such a pretty sweet card. xx

nattyboots said...

A lovely card again Sue i like the Twigs And Tweets

Elaine H X

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue the twigs and tweets folder looks great, as do the flowers, two new items to go on my "want" list.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh Sue, I really love this one. That folder is gorgeous and I'm loving the flowers, I so need some micro beads! Take care Zo xx

Sue Thoms said...

Bore Da Sue I love the card must have these dies.All for now Sue Thoms

Bosquie said...

Very fresh and beautiful card. XX

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card, these flowers and florishes are lovely and will look out for them.
Emma

fame01 said...

love this card very vintage feel to it and fresh looking , stunning , now more dies to buy lol.. hugs sarah ..x

Maid of Kent said...

This is such a pretty card. Hope you are still enjoying your break. Hugs Ann

Maggie said...

Hi Sue such a lovely clean card Love the flowers Fabulous!

MaggieH

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I wasn't sure what to do with the twigs & tweets embossibility folder as the pattern is so large. Now I know & it has gone to the top of my wish list. This card is stunning! I have printed out a copy for my wall of inspiration. I will definitely be using this layout for other large patterned embossing folders. Thanks for sharing. With love & light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I wasn't sure what to do with the twigs & tweets embossibility folder as the pattern is so large. Now I know & it has gone to the top of my wish list. This card is stunning! I have printed out a copy for my wall of inspiration. I will definitely be using this layout for other large patterned embossing folders. Thanks for sharing. With love & light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I wasn't sure what to do with the twigs & tweets embossibility folder as the pattern is so large. Now I know & it has gone to the top of my wish list. This card is stunning! I have printed out a copy for my wall of inspiration. I will definitely be using this layout for other large patterned embossing folders. Thanks for sharing. With love & light Theresa. H

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love these flowers have seen the dies and considered buying them,I think that has now changed to must buy them.The whole card is beautiful and "twigs and tweets" suits it.

lynda said...

good morning Sue this is such a gorgeous and very pretty card love the dies just want then sooon please
Hugs Lynda

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
unusual to stamp on patterned paper and mine never looks right. I do like the paper used for the flowers .Very pretty. This embossing folder sold out on C&C before i could get it. It is well loved.
wonderful card again, well done
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

guffie said...

lovely card simple but yet stunning xx gail from eastbourne

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a really beautiful card the flowers are gorgeous. Yet another winner in my book!
Margaret

Anthea said...

Morning Sue,just loving these dies and embossing folder definitely going on my wish list. Fantastic card. Hugs xx

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
Very pretty card love the flowers
its got the wow factor for me
Love from Marion x

angiec said...

wow wow wow my all time favourite i think will deffinately be looking for those dies and folders

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. One word Stunning.Jan

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another very lovely card - very crisp, clean and pretty. It's a shame that these dies were not on the show as I'm sure they would have been very popular. Still one to look out for!

Carol H said...

Beautiful just beautiful.

SusanP, Kent said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you're enjoying your break! Seems like Blogger is doing the right thing while you're away. This card is just lovely!!! I haven't seen Twigs and Tweets or Jewel Flowers before. More 'needs' to add to my ever-growing list.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
What a pretty card as usual I love everything about it. I will be looking out for these dies and folders.
Hugs x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Just another pretty card. It is really lovely.
Evis.

sue said...

Morning Sue, really love this card, so pretty and love the flowers.
Hugs Sue M x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card loving the new flowers I and the embossing hope you are having a lovely break. Take Care Sue.

Debs Artliff

CraftyJo said...

Wow, it's worth clicking on the close-ups of these photos, the detail of the flowers with the micro beads really shows well.

Ita said...

Morning Sue,Wow this is fab., I love this embossing design
Smiles
Ita

Sandy Palmer said...

Such a fresh look to this card! I just love the white with a splash of color! It's just beautiful!

Vie Carter said...

Very 'tweet' indeed

Lovely card - smashing

Vie
x

salem said...

wooow card love all "!"!"!

Sue B said...

Morning Sue, this card more than appeals, I think it is very pretty. Still looking to buy a bottle of your inspiration. Hope you are enjoying your break.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card. I like the embossing folder, and the simplicity of the design looks just right.
xxx

Jean Gursoy said...

The first time I saw that embossing folder I thought 'well, there is no way I'm not going to buy that' love it - it's so very cute and will have so many uses. The flowers look wonderful on this card and as usual Sue - beautifully put together, thanks for sharing.
love lilygee
xxx

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue - I never think to stamp a sentiment onto patterned paper, but this looks so lovely. Fresh, clean and simple! Definitely one to repeat!!

Susan

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, love the flowers.
Margaret L

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, love the flowers.
Margaret L

Heidi said...

Love, love, LOVE the embossing folder! Twigs and Tweets is definitely on my shopping list now! Reminds me of spring in a way...have a wonderful weekend xx

Hugs
Heidi xx

Clarissa said...

Another lovely card. The flowers are gorgeous.
Clarissa. X

Cassieajh said...

Such a pretty lacy card with the touch of colour in the middle just right & your flowers get better & better Hugs x

Julie said...

Hope you're having a lovely holiday Sue and that the weather is being kind. I much prefer the Tweets to the Twigs and I think this card is another for my inspiration folder. Those flowers are lovely and I really must get some microbeads.
Julie xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the new dies and the flowers

Tres said...

hi sue,
I really like this card, it is soo elegant. I love the twigs and tweets embossing folder.. it's already on the christmas wishlist. The colours are really fantastic. loving the layout, the new jewel flowers set and the laced borders.
love,
Tres xxx

Claveh said...

Sue, this is stunning, I must admit I think white is so sophisticated with just a splash of colour, beautiful! xxx

Laura O said...

Simply beautiful,love the white background and the flowers are so pretty .Laura O

lainey said...

Oh this is a real beauty Sue :) lainey x

Karen R said...

Very pretty. Not a big fan of birds but this works well xx

Ladock girl said...

Love this card Sue, those flowers and flourishes are amazing. Linda xxx

nuttinanni said...

such a beautiful card in it's simplicity

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Stunning dies I have just order some only because of the beautiful card lol can't wait for them to get here
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xox

Anonymous said...

Love the card, love those dies, love the flowers. Love you for making such beautiful cards and giving lots of ideas. Yvonne xx

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! Love that embossing folder with those dies.

Carole Z said...

OMG Gorgeous! Really my kind of card.. I love it!
Carole Z XX

marjories owl said...

Beautiful card Sue, I have just received my vintage lace dies and can't wait to start using them. Susan x

brenda said...

Beautiful, simple but elegant. Can't wait to see those dies hope you bring them to us soon x

Sandybee said...

Gorgeous Sue

xx Sandra

Sandybee said...

Gorgeous Sue

xx Sandra

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, nothing simple about it at all. I really like the clean/fresh look and that embossing folder is now a 'must have'. Your Vintage Lace dies have just arrived today and as it is now raining (again) I can have a play.
Hope you are enjoying your break without getting withdrawal symptoms :-)
Frances

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

This is another set of dies that has been on my sishlist since seeing them on the previews and now seeing them in the flesh so to speak just moves them up the list.

Beautiful card as always Sue and while Im not a "Bird" person I even like the background.

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE FLOWERS.SUZYD X

magpie said...

Lovely, fresh looking card Sue x Like the twigs & tweets for an embossing folder name! It is cute! Love the flowers too. Simple but lovely xx Love Karen xx

Jane said...

How very pretty I love this embossing folder,Just up my street.

Jane xx

sued99 said...

The new dies look really good. Once again a fab card.

Linda said...

Oh my word I NEED these this card is AWESOME!!!

Hugs
Linda xxx

bhavana said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the flowers and embossing!!

Tracie Carmody said...

very elegant card x

Roma said...

You just keep getting better and better, so fresh and clean.

Marianna Hammer said...

A pretty spring card here at the beginning of autumn :)

Christine said...

A very beautiful card. The twigs and tweets look super.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Janice K said...

I love the effect of this card, it reminds me of springtime. x

jordiegirl said...

Yes, that's another lovely card Sue.

Barbara said...

What a very pretty card Sue!!! Love the flowers and swirls and the embossing folder is fab. Just my type of card, gorgeous.

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue, I like the green dotty card and the flowers.

Margaret O xxx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Another beautiful card!
Sooo Tweet and colourful!
Love every element...the papers are gorgeous and the flowers....
Have a great evening!
Lara xxx

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a very pretty card, really like it, the flowers are wonderful,the whole card is delightful. take care vanessa xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Lovely Sue and the flowers are really pretty xXx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything! The new die,the twigs 'n tweets, the pearls on your vintage lace, the spotty paper and the sentiment - everything!
Have a great weekend,
Sue xx

Phil D said...

Thats another great card Sue - love it
Phil D

Craftychris said...

Stunning! I so love it xx

nutcake said...

Flowers are beautiful. Really make the card!

TrinaM said...

Gorgeous little flowers on your card - love those new dies. Great card.

Joan Donaldson said...

Lovely card Sue, the flowers are lovely

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card I really love the flowers and the simplicity of the card another success story
Take Care
Theresa x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue...What a lovely card..I wasn't too sure about the twigs and tweets...me thinks they will have to go on my wish list...the flower's and swirls are gorgeous...

Chrissie x x x

nikkib said...

mmmm lovely, very nice and I love the flowers... maybe a DVD idea for the future, Flowers with Sue using Spellbinders, Ribbon and Lace? xxx

mags said...

Beautiful Sue. The flowers are really gorgeous and the embossing folder looks great on this creation.
Mags
x

The Die Cut Diva said...

A very feminine card, with lovely pastel colours and a lacey feel to it, lots of lovely girly elements, again the flowers are stunning, thank you. Hope you have had a well deserved restful break, Helen O xxx

Dawn Louise said...

This is such a pretty card. I love it. It really shows off the embossing so weLl x hope you're having a good relax,x

Rufus said...

Sweet card, the embossed background looks great, the flowers have a sweet "old time-y" feel to them.
R/

Oksana said...

Love this card, the background and flowers are lovely.x

Crafting Newbie said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sue. I love the embossing folder. Hugs, Barbara

Shazza said...

so pretty x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Absolutely stunning card
it really shows off the twigs and
tweets also love the flowers and swirls
will have to watch for this one.
nancyd xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such a pretty card. I love how you've done the flowers.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
Wow i love this card, its gorgeous xxVick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com

Paula Gale said...

I love white on white cards - and LOVE that embossing folder with the birds on - would be lovely for wedding stationery.

Love all your work and read all of your blog posts - even if I don't always comment... I subscribe - so never miss a post.

Paula x x x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Very very pretty!! Love Sam xxx

Deborah said...

A beautiful card Sue...and the Twigs and Tweets fits perfectly...my kind of card...the colors and flowers are also fab.

Take care. Deborah.H :)