Thursday, 11 October 2012

Always On My Mind

Good morning bloggers!  I may have to apologise for my use of this colour combo as I have been quite taken with it of late.  Taupe, black and soft gold.  I think it just makes such a statement.  There are a few more to come with this set of three colours too so apologises in advance if it isn't to your taste.  I used the Garden Lattice A4 embossibility folder on taupe card for the background on this one.  I matted it with the soft gold card.  I cut the Decorative Labels 8 using a couple of the dies from the Marvellous Squares in the centre to create a frame.  With the centre piece I cut out, I turned it so that it was square in orientation and mounted it with foam above my frame.  I stamped my sentiment using a clear perfect medium pad on black card.  I heat embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold powder and cut it out with one of the centre dies from the Marvellous Squares.  I nipped away the outside piece of the die, leaving a small label type shape.  I mounted that in the centre of my focal element.  I used a piece of black silky crush ribbon across the centre of my card from side to side.  I tied a double bow and attached it to the right.  I made a rose using the soft gold card and the Button Floral flower and added it atop my bow as a finishing touch.  You can see a close up below.  There is a step by step tutorial for the rose using this link http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/greatideas/toptips/list.php?ttc=3

I used the black fall away pieces from my die as corner accents on my gold square.  I finished the piece by piercing around the double matted black edge.  I hope you like this colour combo as much as I do!  All for now, Sue x

 

153 comments:

auscrafts said...

Beautiful and outstanding card ,thanks for the tut on the flower

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, yet another one of your stunning creations.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue, I really like the design, and those fall away pieces from the dies you have used are amazing as corners, it's so nice when you can use the 'waste' isn't it? Linda xxx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
you don't have to apologise for making beautiful cards. I love the colour combo, you have a way of putting colours together that are out of the ordinary but work, maybe not to everbodys taste but you can't please everybody. I love this soft gold card it always looks classy. You have a 10 out of 10 for this card from me.
hugs x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card design.
Evis

Hellma said...

Another beauty Sue, the colour combo works for me, the colour combo is not always important when looking at creations if you can visualise different colours. I love the colors you have used and can,t wait for the others.

scottish crafter said...

Yes Sue this combo works for me, just adore the way you have made use of the dies, as you often say you have to think out of the box and you certainly do.

Wilma x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think this colour combo is very elegant and really like it, so keep them coming. This card gives plenty of ideas on how to use the dies. Bx

CraftyAnn said...

Another stunning card, love the colour combo.
Take care

baconbits said...

Morning
A* for this creation, the colour combo is working for me. Also i really like this faux buckle card style. Keep the inspiration coming.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

fame01 said...

Another stunner of a card i love the colour combo to sue. the square dies used on this is another set i need lol.. hugs sarah xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
a very beautiful card again today. I love the colour combo. Thank you for sharing all your lovely creations.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, I too love everything about this card, I'm sure I will have most of the "ingredients" for it after the show at Kettering on Saturday. Your Mum taught you well...."waste not, want not" on the fall away pieces. Thanks as always, Mabex

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Well dark colours are not for me not into the blacks and browns to depressing but you need NEVER apologise for your cards, your creations are exquisite and as someone has said you can always change the colours. I personally am so grateful for your ideas and tutorials on your cards and the use of the dies as they are released and that you take the time to do this for us is truly lovely. Thank You

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

I do love the colour combination I think it always makes a stunning card. Love the dies you have used and love the bow and flower too. Love Jean x

debs said...

Morning Sue another great card loving the coLour I just don't know ware you keep getting these wonderful ideas from.

Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I am not normally a fan of dark/black cards - but I love this one! maybe you are converting me slowly?...
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Love the card and I am fine with the colour combo....another great idea! Love Michelle x

foxyg said...

The colour combination is perfect Sue. It's a stunning card.

jacqui said...

Great card Sue .

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love your cards and use your designs as a starting point and helps me explore other colour combos that I would normally not use.
Thanks for all the inspiration and happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

lovely card, your designs are always an inspiration for me judith x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely stunning card, the colours are beautiful, I just love the black gold and taupe combo. I hope you have the resplendent rectangles and magnificent squares on your stall at Kettering, I need them ha ha !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue... W O W, a fantastic card. I love everything about it. So inspirational, thank you!

June x

Cassieajh said...

Very pretty card Hugs xx

Pam said...

I like this card Sue and as with any of your creations, if the colour doesnt suit then they can always be adapted, so no apologies are needed. Thanks for the "rose".

mell said...

another stunner sue as for colours u always take ur cards to the next level with great colour to compliment the style! takes them away from ur average everyday cards xxx

mell said...

by ur average everyday day cards I don't mean ur as in urs personally lol x

mell said...

by ur average everyday day cards I don't mean ur as in urs personally lol x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Apologies are certainly not needed, I'm looking very much forward to the next cards in that colour combo which will surely be as stunning as this card. I LOVE IT.
Those squares are certainly beautiful, I'm so glad they're also in my "arsenal".

Jane said...

Don't apologize I love the colour combo the card it amazing love it.

Jane xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely colour combination. Another fantastic card.

hazel said...

Morning Sue yes i love these colours together, beautiful card and love the dies too xx hazel

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I too love this colour combo, it always looks so rich and classy. A great card again today, the flower is beautiful, you make them so perfect looking, really lovely.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Victoria said...

I made a load of those flowers last year and they're so lovely on cards. Another nice design today Sue.

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card and I love those dies. X

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the bow.

Clare x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a dull and wet Burgundy morning.
Although not entirely my colour scheme I can see certain times when it would be very useful but I do like the layout of the card very much.
Janet x

Julia Watts said...

Just lovely! Julia xxxx

lainey said...

this FAB Sue, love those colours. lainey x

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely card Sue, where do you source your card from please? The colours and quality are so good. Have a great day x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I love this color combination even in Christmas cards and have made several with that beautiful soft gold. Thanks for adding that and the coconut white...

Joesgrandma said...

Love both colours on this card. Fantastic flowers and bow!

beachie said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will go watch the flower making as I love flowers.
Audrey x

Christine Harrop said...

That soft gold really is beautiful. And I love the Marvellous Squares dies. Great cars Sue. Christine x

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card design. Not my favourite colour combo personally but who cars about that when you bring so much inspiration to us. I'm still hooked with white on white!!

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue - the colours are gorgeous. I must take a peek later at the tutorial for making the rose, it is so pretty. Pat x

ang said...

morning sue gorgeous card angxxxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue not my colours but like the card and as others have said you can change the colours to suit your choice.
Marion

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
You have nothing to apologise for, you bring us such wonderful inspiration, hints and tips. Everybody has such different tastes but I'm sure we all find something to inspire us in all of your creations. I love this colour combination myself and use it a lot but I have said many times I'm not into big bows but love the rest of the card.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue,Gorgeous card today, those colours work so perfectly together. Its a classic Sue card :)Hugs xx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love this card!! The colour combo is great and works so well together I will have to try it with the resplendant rectangles as don't have labels 8 and wasn't going to get it as they're both very similar!! Can't wait for your shows next week!! Love lesley xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another great card I pesonally
love these colours but I didn't manage
to get the soft gold when you had it
on it had sold out by the time I got to
watch but hopefully you'll have on
again. Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue - another spectacular card - I use a lot of black and gold/cream and would like to know where you got your soft gold card from if possible. This flower has to be one of the most beautiful out of all the flowers. Don't apologise for more of the same colour combination - can't wait to see them. Yvonne xx

hotpotato said...

ELEGANT.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

I love taupe and, together with black and gold, it looks very rich and luxurious.
Great card.

Erica x

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful card and great sentiment. xx Flora

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I love the Soft Gold and the Black Bow reminds of Queen Victoria every time I see one !
The Rectangles are lovely !
LoveMarg

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This colour combo as it is useful for male or female and any occassion, Beautiful card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marleine said...

Hi Sue
A simply stunning card. The colour combination so stylish. You've made me look at my dies different again by turning the square round. Thank you. X

HeatherT said...

Love this card and the colour combination is very classy!

Izzwizz said...

Another beautiful card sue and I can't wait to see the other cards with this gorgeous colour scheme so don't apologise! Love the idea of using the flower as a decoration on your bow. Maddy x

Karen R said...

Such a pretty colour combination and the flower trim is beautiful, will have to follow the tutorial and try it out xx

gwen70 said...

just gorgeous Sue

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Sue
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Don't apologise these colours work for me. I am liking the idea more and more of A4 embossing folders, no more trying to match up which I am not good at.

Love Rosemarie xx

Lacelady said...

Love the card design Sue, but no, the colours don't particularly appeal. I can see it in other colours though, so your efforts haven't been wasted on me.

lindyloo12 said...

Morning Sue, I love these colours so don't mind how many cards you show us using them!I really liked the layout of this card and thought your idea of using the bits that were cut out for the corners was great.

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card in lovely colours!x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love this colour combo, it is so classy

I love those marvelous square dies too and I got them the other day and have used them on both cards that I have made this week. Think they are gonna be my favourite dies

I do like the garden lattice embossing folder too but I have the tied together which is very similiar and not too hard to extend

Sue xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

I think this card works its a beautiful stunning creation .

Elaine H X

Maggie said...

Absolutely adore these colours. So very subtle. Where oh where can we get that soft gold card from?? Every time you have it on C&C it goes before I can press enter. Very frustrating! Thanks for the inspiration as always. xx

Ruthie said...

That is so clever, so beautiful. I have been away for a couple of days and not been able to check you blog, sorry, and I did miss my morning fix of being inspired

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

So many ideas for using the new squares which I recently bought. Whilst I like the colour combination for those who do not the ideas can be adapted for whatever suits so thank you for the inspiration.

love from Jackie D

Christine Hussey said...

Another stunning card Sue and the colour combo is beautiful. Many of my blog friends are now using the negative/waste pieces in their creations and these pieces really add to the look. Thank you for sharing your creations with us. Hugs Christine H xx

martine said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card,these dies are lovely you can use them is so many diffrent way and i love the colours xxx
all the best martine xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
No need to apologise to me - I think this colour combination is elegant and gorgeous. The card is lovely as well- could be male or female (with or without flower).

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, i love this gold pearl card as it goes with any colour. Love the use of dies on this card and layout. Emma

Carol H said...

Another beautiful card, love the colour combo.

salem said...

elegant no bow great for a man card

craftysals creative corner said...

wow sue I just lvoe how you always think outside the box with your dies, wish I had some of your imagination lol

Linda said...

What a stylish card
hugs Linda

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely, very stylish as always.
xx

Christine said...

Lovely design and colour scheme.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Fieldsend said...

Wow Wow Wow, beautiful and stunning. Was just going to make our anniversary card for the weekend and what a lovely card to make - well similar. Many thanks Sue in keep them coming.
June xx

Lin W said...

FAB.Amazing card
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Another stunning card, the colour combo works so well, the whole design is FAB and the rose is SO SO beautiful.
You never have to apologise for repeating colours, just keep those wonderful designs coming.
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

Phil D said...

lovely lovely card Sue

Phil D

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love the colour combo a truly elegant card

Maggie said...

Great colour combo Sue I bought some of this card pack and it is totally fab thanks for sharing

MaggieH

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful and elegant card, love this colour combo, rich and oppulent.
The flower is gorgeous, my Button Floral stamp is well used, thanks to your tutorial. I am still striving to get them as perect as yours.
You do not need to apologise about the colours, bring on the next cards.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Another lovely card Sue. I think the colours work well.

Diana

AnnR said...

Dont anpologise for the colour the combination is great

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful colour combo Sue. You've done it again!

Sue C said...

Another beautiful card, I personally love this colour combination xx

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue Please do not apologise for the colours they are stunning,smart,elegent,clasy,and I love this card I wish I had all the dies but you always say think outside the box,and I think I can adaped som dies I have ,If I ever get back to normal,we are putting in a new kitchen,so stuff everywhere no water etc.,thanks for the inspiration
Smiles
Ita

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the sentiment.

Laura O said...

Another fab fantastic card ,Laura O

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Not for me I'm afraid, but wouldn't the bow and rose be lovely as a hair ornament for the party season.

Margaret O
xxx

howdy said...

simple but oh so sweet.

CraftyJo said...

Love the colour and most of the elements of the card....dare I say it?...not keen on the bow ;)

jenny said...

Good morning sue

That is a stunning creation I like the colour combination

Margaret said...

What a super card really stunning!
Margaret

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
No apologies needed for such a fab card. Like the solid frame bit in the middle. Different. Bow and flower are wonderful. Cracking card.
Hope your all ready for the shows and stall busy lady. Got cards ready to send in for the shows hehe.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Paula Gale said...

Don't apologise Sue

I do love this colour combo myself... it looks elegant, stylish and classy. Funny how some colour combos do that and others don't. I prefer the classy look.

Paula x x x

guffie said...

love the colours Sue beautiful card and that flower is just stunning XX gail in Eastbourne

Claveh said...

This is lovely, I love the colours and the simple style. Thank you for sharing your ideas. xxx

Gay New Malden said...

Love the colours Sue. Another stunning card. Thank you.
Gay x

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! I like this color combination, although I usually like brighter colors.

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, please don't apologise - love this colour combo! Thanks for the link to the tut, hugs Carole Z X

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful and the colour combo goes so well.No need to apologise when you make such beautiful cards and inspire us all with them.

Sandybee said...

Use this colour combination as often as you like Sue, it works for me

xx Sandra

cebelica said...

Very beautiful and elegant card. I love it. Hugs! xx

nikkib said...

I love this colour combo, use it as often as you like Sue..... another stunning card... I really must use the thesaurus as I'm running out of words to describe your beautiful , stunning, pretty..... cards..... x

Janice K said...

I never tire of the elegant creations that you bring to us and this is no exception. I love the rose and thank you for the tutorial, the stamp set has gone on to my wish list!! x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, love the colours. I am sending this from Sunny Majorca whilst on holiday as I was having withdrawel symptoms.

regards
lorraine scotland
xxx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great card! What a lovely bow :)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A Gorgeous card today. The way you have used the decorative labels eight and marvelous squares is very clever. I love the colour combo too. I hope you will bring us a pack of this beautiful gold card. I can't come to the Kettering show but I am hoping to see you on c+c next week. Love Tres x x x

nmty said...

hi sue, stunning card, i just love that soft gold card.

lv norma

Marlene said...

Another wonderful card Sue can you give a demo on your lovely bows next time your on c/c thanks x

lilygee said...

Thecolour combination is great Sue and the flower looks fantastic.
love lilygee
xxx

Crafty Di said...

Hello Sue
Love this colour combo it's so vintage, another stunning card, to get our creative juices flowing. Thank you Diane

Linda said...

Gorgeous as always! Loving the design and the beautiful embossing.

Hugs
Linda xxx

mell said...

by ur average everyday day cards I don't mean ur as in urs personally lol x

Elaine said...

Sue yet another beautiful card. No apologies needed I love the colour combo.
Elaine

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card and colours sue
hugs chris x

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, love the colurs, bow and flower.
Love Marion x

Vick said...

Well Sue, this is definitely my kind of combo so keep them coming i love the soft gold and taupe and made sure i have plenty of both to make my cards with too!! Hugs, Vick xx
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Sandra F said...

Love the colours Sue. I think this card is stunning.
xx

Lucy Bush said...

I love the colour combo of this card,I also own the dies so that's a plus!!!

brenda said...

Love the soft gold card Sue, hope to get it next time. The flower and ribbon combination is gorgeous. Another masterpiece x

sued99 said...

I like these colours and as usual it's a really stunning card.

Christine said...

I love this Sue, gorgeous colours and beautiful dies and embossing folder. Have a good weekend at Kettering.
Christine xx

jordiegirl said...

Very nice Sue

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Yes yes yes Sue This colour combo is working for me too The gold is not in your face but a lovely soft gold. I love how you have the black ribbon running through in the background as well as in the bow at the side. Thank You for the flower tutorial as well xXx

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
What a Striking card this is.It sure does stand out.Love that Rose and layout..Take care x

magpie said...

Beautiful Sue! The taupe, black & soft gold are stunning together. Hear, hear to more cards of this colour! No complaints from me! Thank you for the tutorial of the rose. xx Love Karen xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue.....another stunning card...I love the colours you have used...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Denise said...

Love the colour combination such an elegant card Hugs Denise xx

Sue Parish said...

Love the colours, the dies, the bow and that lovely rose. Thanks for the tutorial, I will use it,
Sue xx

Vie Carter said...

I love this card and colour combo

Vie
x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Gorgeous colours Sue. I'm looking forward to seeing more :-). Can't wait to try the tutorial. Claire x

Su said...

Great card - fab colourway and gonna pop over for a look-see at the tutorial!

Su (Soop)

Marianna Hammer said...

What a wonderful card :)

melody said...

Love the colour combo,thank you for the flower link. Hugs Melody xXx

melody said...

Love the colour combo,thank you for the flower link. Hugs Melody xXx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...this is a very masculine color card...very nice and again quite a lush look to it.

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Crafty Mum said...

Hi Sue,
This card is excellent!! the colour-the flower, its beautiful & just a little bit Rock & Roll!
XXX Crafty Mum

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

Carolyn said...

Elegant xx

julie said...

hi sue, lovely card,i got my 4 day deal wow can not wait for it to come,,i told you' you are the sell out crafty qween on creat & craft they all love you sue o and your cards lol crafty hugs julie x

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