Thursday, 4 October 2012

All Things Wonderful

Morning all!  I thought I would mix it up a bit and I found this card that I never posted.  It was from the shows that I did in August I believe.  The background card I started with is from Canvas Corp.  It is a white printed kraft card.  I cut two pieces, one larger than the other and added the Asian border to the edges of both pieces.  I added foam mounting strips to the backs of both of them, then mounted them on a piece of black card, but left a gap between them (about an inch and a half).  I used the chalk white American seam binding to lace up the gap using the scallops of the border for the ribbon to go through.  I went up skipping every other hole, then came back and laced through the skipped scallops.  I tied the ends into a bow and added a clear Dazzler and stickpins as accents.  I stamped my sentiment on kraft card and cut it out with the Asian Motif die.  I cut another one out of black card and offset it as a mat for my sentiment.  I made two flowers out of the krinkly craft paper (twistwrap kraft paper it is also called) and them with black soot distress ink.  I used the swirl from the Venetian set as an accent for my flowers.  I added a black rhinestone swirl radiating from my sentiment across the top of the card.  Piercing the black mat added my final touch.  A card au naturalle today, I hope it suits you.  I also forgot to mention that Julia Watts will be on C & C today at noon and 6pm with some of my new Rubbernecker stamp designs (available through Creative Expressions).  Don't forget to tune in and see Julia's fun demos!  All for now, Sue x
 


156 comments:

auscrafts said...

love this one Sue and the flowers are gorgeous

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This card is fab as always. Love it

scottish crafter said...

Morning Sue, I bet you have loads of cards we have not seen properly, just a flash on the screen on C&C. This one is delightful, love the ribbon feature. Just keep bring out them cards.

Wilma

Hellma said...

Stunning.

Carolyn said...

Stunning as always xx

Crafty Lark said...

Good Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, love the details and colours. xx Flora

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, have just put the Venetian set on my wish list.x

Vick said...

Oh wow this is one of my favourite colour combos that you use Sue as i love vintage and grungey shades and this fits the bill but has that air of elegance too, you know just how to get a good medium between the two, simply gorgeous, huggles, Vick xxx
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Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, Another stunningly beautiful card.
I love how you do that ribbon.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Anonymous said...

Great colour combination SueMabex

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the laced ribbon looks fantastic. As always you give us loads of inspiration. Looking forward to Julia's show for some more. Bx

fame01 said...

well sue glad you posted this card i love the look of it elegant and a slight grungey feel to it , i havent all the dies in this one but its gave me inspiration for a birthday card for my sister-in-law just what i needed. i will go and record the shows that are on today.hugs sarah ..xx

baconbits said...

Morning,
Really into the basque style lacing this is a very elegant card.
The overall effect is very stunning.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card!
I love every element,and the depth of the laced up ribbon is just right!
The colour combo & layout are great!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Carole Z said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, I love the colour combo and all the details are fabulous, Carole Z X

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....lovely card....I love the colours and the ribbon....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Julie and Phoebe said...

Hi Sue

The card is lovely. I like the lacing on this card as it doesn't dominate (like the other lace up card - sorry). This just compliments the design and I love the neutral colours.

Julie & Phoebe
xx

Julia Watts said...

Love this card. The Asian sets are some of my favourites as is the swirl from the Venetian set. love, Julia xxxx

Pam Pope said...

Morning Sue,
I love the way you have used your ribbon with the die (which i have)and will be trying it for myself.
Hug's
Pam xx

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - this one has it all! Like this lacing more than the other you posted but still think I would prefer thinner ribbon.
Rgs
Clare W

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card is lovely, I have these dies on my ever growing wish list.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

val jones said...

Beautiful as usual Sue. Love the ribbon effect and the flowers are amazing.Will be watching Julia later.

kelly said...

Great card Sue,love the colour and the ribbon looks amazing.
Kelly

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Me too loves this colour combo, a lovely card, I like the ribbon lacing when it is smaller like this also. Please can we have bouncy flower card soon, it was sooo cute.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Christine Harrop said...

I love the colour combination you have used in this card. It is a lovely card. Christine x

Karen R said...

Not a big fan of the ribbon lacing but love the effect on this card. Great subtle colours too xx

Victoria said...

I do like your lacing effect and this ribbon isn't too big on the card. Lovely colours too.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Asian border and the flowers the colours are so effective too!
Will be watching Julia!
LoveMarg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card, I love the Kraft mixed with black and white, simply stunning. Loving the krinkly flowers, they are divine and the lacing is absolutely gorgeous, I may try this card, I really love it.
I will be watching Julia on C&C today, looking forward to it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

beachie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love those flowers. I like the venetian die set although I dont have it. Want too many !!!
Audrey x

Wendy L said...

Just s gorgeous. xxx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Yes i like this card and i have a lot of papers like this to.
I will try this card.
I bet you have a load of cards made up that have never seen the light of day cos the shows sell out before you can show us all the samples.
keep up the good work see you at kettering next week.
joyce.e

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

This card is truly beautifully
Xxx

Joesgrandma said...

Really nice card but I still think that the ribbon could be a little narrower. It is nevertheless very attractive.Thanks Sue.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Sue and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Beautiful card such a pretty background paper love the design.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card, gorgeous colour combo and I love how the ribbon is woven through the die!

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This card is beautiful. I love the colour combination... and the bow :)

June x

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card Sue. X

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
This is a stunning card I love the flowers out of the krinkly paper also the swirl from the Asian set. Already set my Sky+ box for Julia, I've seen your new stamps and love them especially the shoes. Will have to get them later because I am all spent out :-(
Hugs x

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card. When are you back on C&C with the 4 day deal you mentioned at Ally Pally Sue?

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card. Everything fits together right. Will be watching Julia's show. X

Rose in Chester said...

Here is another one that is absolutely enchanting. How do you do it? Nobody else (and I mean NOBODY) does beautiful card constructions like you.
Thank you Sue.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the look of the laced ribbon.

Clare x

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue
the overall effect is pretty on this card but sorry to say not keen on the lacing ....I think the American binding is a bit too chunky ...love the idea though and I must try with thinner ribbon. :-)

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Although today's card is not my style I do like the format with the 'canal' and I like the kraft paper look but I have never got on with lacing. I know other bloggers will love it.
Janet x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card, love the colours, the flowers and the laced ribbon. Will be watching Julia's shows today. Love Jean x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card love the colour combination and the layout.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

kimberley said...

Another lovely card Sue-your imagination knows no bounds,take care,x.

Heather said...

I love this card Sue but did feel the ribbon was either too wide or maybe beige would have blended in better the eyes are drawn to the staunch white too much for me and detracts somewhat from the very beautiful card that you have made sadly - sorry! :(

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue i have to agree with some of the others ,not keen on the lacing ,but it wouldnt do if we all liked the same thing.
Marion

Bosquie said...

Love the contrasting ribbon.StunningXX

Sandra F said...

Love this card Sue.
xx

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

A lovely colour combination and design to this card
love from Jackie D

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

A lovely colour combination and design to this card
love from Jackie D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card but agree the lacing a bit heavy. The flowers are beautiful and love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sonia Jones said...

I like this card. You did another one with laced ribbon which was too fussy for me but this is lovely. Hugs Sonia x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card I like the ribbon and the rest of the colours too.

Nancyd xx

Heidi said...

Love the colours on this one Sue. The one thing I love about our cards is that they are so easily adaptable for all occasions - just change the colours and you're good to go!

Hugs
Heidi x

Izzwizz said...

So pretty Sue, love seeing your new card every morning, it's a real treat to look forward to. Maddy x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card and colours. Emma

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another truly amazing, and fabulous creation. Thank you for sharing all your lovely work with us.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue - as always. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Really like this colour combination and the use of the swirls. Just lovely.
Beverley W

Lacelady said...

Pretty! At least this one looks more doable than trying to lace up the venetian border. I'll tune in to see what Julia is up to. Thanks for the heads up.

Jess Wataon said...

Morning Sue, lacing is not my thing, but this card is lovely, might try it without the lacing. Take care, Jessxx

AnnR said...

What a pretty vard Sue, I have tried lacing ribbon before, I love it.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Such a clever card with the ribbon ,and the flowers are very pretty well done .

Elaine H X

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Gorgeous, love everything about it. The flowers and ribbon feature are amazing.
Will be watching Julia's late show.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Oksana said...

Stunning and Beautiful SueX

Sandybee said...

Hi Sue, The colour combination of this card is lovely and I do like the lacing, very pretty

xx Sandra

Olga said...

Beautiful card! love the way you do the ribbon!

jackie calvert said...

Lovely card Sue, i especially like the lacing and use of craft card. your idea's are inspirational
xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Another great card. I love this krinkly kraft paper, I think I need some now!!

Love Rosemarie xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A lovely card Sue So elegant xXx

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue I am constantly amazed at how you manage to come up with such varied cards for us, I tend to get stuck for new ideas of layouts, so I fell in love with this one.

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another lovely card love everything about it!! The only thing is it has reminded that I really NEED the asian dies!! Lol I will be watching julia later as I have got all the new stamps,bought them at ally pally and can't wait to see what she has done with them love lesley xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Mac Mable said...

I like this card Sue and also like the lacing effect...wasn't too sure of the lacing in a previous sample you showed but love this one. Thanks for sharing it with us x

Ardilla said...

Your card is beautiful, the flowers are gorgeous and the swirls are lovely :)

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, like the ribbon weaving.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is wonderful as always.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Love the design of this card, Colour, Backing paper, Die cuts, Bling and Bow all gorgeous. But Sorry for me the ribbon is to dominant I would have liked it much narrower (sorry just my opinion)
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

Carol H said...

As always, beautiful card.

Cassieajh said...

Love, love love this card, so interesting. Hugs xxx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card, as always.

Erica

turquoise said...

Im always amazed that you can come up with such different cards using the same colour tones brilliant

Felicie said...

Another stunning card.I love the way you have used the ribbon,very beautiful.
Greetings
Felicie

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,

I like everything about this card except the ribbon & lacing. It just seems to me to overpower and detract from the rest of the card. I felt the same with the teal one a couple of weeks ago. It is just my opinion though - sorry!

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely delicate colours here!

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I love the colours. I must do more ribbon weaving as i do get frustrated when i do it as i find to many gathers and it never looks good lol! I have dvd set for recd for Julia
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
well here is one die i didn't thread lol (yes i am getting as bad as you LOL). It looks fab. Love the coffee colour. Smashing flowers.
Wonderful work Sue.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

sue said...

Hello Sue, This is a beautiful card, love the colours and the threading.
Hugs Sue M xx

mell said...

Stunning sue ur cards always cheer me up been a bit quiet latterly on comments but really love this one! Just wish I could find some energy to naked some cards myself been very ill lately did 2 wks in Florida and struggled bad since I got back just wanna sleep all the time lol xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Oh dear..far too much going on with this card, not at all keen on the lacing. I do like the background card though.

Margaret O
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What can I say? Today's card is just absolutely stunning, everything you have used just goes so well together. In fact, I love all this week's cards. You clever thing!! You have converted me into using ribbons, bows and even weaving. Iwould never have thought of weaving ribbon through dies, so I am definately going to try it with my new Spellbinders, as I think it looks very elegant. Thank you for all the work, time and patience you must put into all your daily cards. It is very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you back on create and craft, but in the meantime will enjoy Julia's show's today, as she is another talented crafter.Take care, love from Karen Brass xx

Ita said...

Morning Sue love this card and imagen I have this paper in silver which is stunning and in green,so I might be able to make this with the dies I have thanks for the inspiration
Smiles
Ita

gwen70 said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, love the colours

Christine said...

Great design as ever, but the colours, on my screen at least, don't do it justice, they look rather dull.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, love the flowers.
Margaret L

Laura O said...

beautiful card just love your flowers .Laura O

lainey said...

love that lacing effect Sue. lainey x

salem said...

woow card love all

Ladock girl said...

Great card the lacing looks very effective. I will be watching Julia today. Linda xxx

Paula Gale said...

gorgeous card Sue - I like how this one is in two parts and joins up by using the lovely edge dies. Classy.

Paula x x x

Glass Daisy said...

Oh Sue,
I wish I had your imagination. Thanks again for the lovely ideas.
Sonia x

Christine Hussey said...

Another fabulous card Sue, I love everything about it. Hope your having a great day, hugs Christine H xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous as ever!!! Really like the colour combo. Love Sam xxx

Linda said...

Another WOW card. Loving the way you have threaded the ribbon through the dies and the gorgeous papers. Beautiful flowers too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Ayelet Barkay said...

What an awesome card, sue!!!
Love everything about it: the background paper, the colors, the flowers, the swirls and of-course the seamed lace :)

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Really liking the colours & design of this card Sue. Got part of my order from Sunday's show today. Had almost the full order, but the parcel was split & I'm missing all my card stock, my 2x A4 M-Bossibility folders from the 2x multi buys & my micro beads. Slightly gutted as doubt I'll get them now. Pick of the weeks still to come. Once it has, they will sort out my split parcel they said. I have loads of card already, so can make do, but I really wanted my A4 folders :-(((. I'll be making a similar coloured card for my nieces Birthday later. It's my partners Birthday today also :-). By for now, Claire xxx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I saw you make this card on C&C...it is stunning...and I just love the colors...very regal!!

Hope you are well?! Deborah.H. :)

Anthea said...

good afternoon Sue, late comment from me today as only just got my internet back! love this card the way you,ve done the ribbon is brilliant will definitely be copy this one. You must have a room full of all the different cards you have made :)hugs xx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue really like the colours you have used xx hazel

Janice K said...

Another stunning creation! x

Claveh said...

This is yet another lovely card, I love this ribbon effect. xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Everything about this s gorgeous. The lacing works much better on this card than the Laced Venetians posted last month. I bought a design ruler in July and went to use it (for the first time) on Tuesday for a pierced effect on a card. Guess what? I can't find it anywhere - I KNOW I put it somewhere safe! I guess it'll turn up eventually, meanwhile I'm pierce-less. :-(
Happy Days!
Sue

hazel said...

Evening Sue
Beautiful card as always.How do you come up with all these new designs.Love the colours flourishes flowers and the lace up effect.Take care x

trish from Wolverhampton xxx said...

very pretty

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, loving your new stamps on C&C, the shoes are gorgeous. Julia is a great asset to you and her demos are fantastic.

brenda said...

Hi Sue not sure I like the lacing effect but love everything else about this card x

Howdy said...

Lovely.

Howdy said...

Lovely.

Maggie said...

Hello. This is lovely. such pretty paper although I'm not keen on ribbon lacing. Great news that you have more hidden cards. Keep'em coming! xx

marg0006 said...

Love how you laced the border and such pretty flowers.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

kimmie_35 said...

This card is beautiful!
Hugs
Kim M
x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue your card is beautiful I am a huge Kraft junkie and you do use some lovely varieties. I hope you are well. Vee xx

Tracy Harris said...

I love it, beautiful card Sue x

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card, I love the ribbon weaving xx

AnneRD said...

Love the colour combo Sue, not sure about the lacing, perhaps a tad too heavy. Anne

nikkib said...

Ooh another lovely cards Sue... got the shows recorded from today so will watch later....

jordiegirl said...

Fabulous Sue.

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue like how u do the criscross ribbon
hugs chris x

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue. The ribbon effect is is really unusual, but very effective.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, a very clever idea for lacing the ribbon it looks fab.
These colours also work really well together.
Ria

Jane said...

Lovely combo the flowers are beautiful. I have the craft paper so will be having a go at the flowers.

Jane xx

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card, love the flowers & ribbon weaving.
Love Marion x

utilitygirl said...

Yet another lovely card Sue. I do like the ribbon feature very much and the kraft card colouring.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card. Love everything, especially the colours,
Sue xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely Sue, very elegant.

lilygee said...

Lovely card Sue
lilygee xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Gorgeous elegant card as always. Love the white ribbon bit! Great colours..... love everything about it! I bet you've got a magic hat full of wonderful cards that you have forgotten about....abracadabra....! Ooooo & I managed to get some of the decorative pins....whoo hoo! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Oh ps, saw Julia today & she did some lovely cards. Love the shoe stamp! xx Love Karen xx

kath said...

Hi sue another beautiful card all your cards are just stunning from kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the flowers and ribbon in particular.

Lorraine Taylor said...

i always look on your site sue for inspiration for my own cards, for my own blog wwwtaylormadecardsblog/blogspot i can say the inspiration you give is never ending, and your designs are just beautiful. and this one is no exception, im always happy to mention you and your site on my blog as i think your cards should be shown to the whole world! keep crafting sue x

guffie said...

lovely card xx gail from eastbourne

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
Another fabulous design and the lacing really adds something extra special.
I have missed seeing your cards everyday, but I have checked up and looked today and they are all amazing. I am just so sorry to hear that I missed your Sunday shows, I can't believe it. I did have family over Sunday so I would have had to have recorded them anyway.
Hope you are well and mum too.
Hugs Linda xx

lady e said...

Love colours, gorgeous swirls and design! So stunning!
Hugs xx
Lady E

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,

I enjoyed this one when it was shown on TV. YOU ARE AMAZING.

Margaret said...

Wow this is beautiful
Margaret

Stella Wright said...

Loved this card liked it on the show.Not got the asians die or folder yet anoyher thing on my wish list x

snapdragon25 said...

Love this one - I even have that background paper so may give it a go. Thanks. Hil xo

Su said...

Yet another lovely creation Sue!

Su (Soop)