Thursday, 25 October 2012

Girliness Today

Hi guys!  This is definitely a girlie girl card, from the lace border to the swirly die to the messy bow and embellishment.  Every inch of it is all girl today.  I started by cutting an aperture in the background with the Heartfelt Decorative Window.  Leaving the die in place, I placed it on the tiny polka dot mask and embossed the background.  I stamped my sentiment on coconut white card and embossed a bit of texture into it using the Creative Expressions Flourish folder designed by Sam Poole.  I placed mounting foam on the back of my aperture and mounted it over my sentiment so it was raised for dimension.  I cut one more of the Decorative windows in pink blush card and glued it to the inside of the aperture piece.  Next I cut one of the Decorative Lace Borders from Heartfelt Creations.  I cut the border into three sections.  The first section was the lattice part of it.  I backed this with a piece of the Blush card to give it a bit of colour.  I used the remaining sections of the border by slightly overlapping them for a lacey effect.  I tied a messy bow out of seam binding and added a pearl embellishment to the centre.  To complete the piece, I used Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to add dots around the top half of the card.  I hope it isn't too girlie for you!  All for now, Sue x


177 comments:

Cazann49 said...

I love this card with the fab dies and colours Sue..:)..have a great day..xx

Vick said...

Morning Sue,

Firstly i hope you are having a lovely visit with your mom! I loved this card as soon as i saw it its classy, elegant and the frilly effect is so feminine, i love lace and ribbon etc so this is right up my street, hugs hun xxx Vick
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Hellma said...

Super stunning card Sue.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...Stunning card..Love the colour combo and the lace.

Happy crafting
Chrissie..x x x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue
Now this is me what a lovely card
Thanks jayne

Jan.moogie said...

Truly the opposite of yesterdays card and its gorgeous. x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card Ginny ♥

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, what a beauty, loving this very feminine card, so girly. Love the colour combination and bow and dazzlers.

Wilma x x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Definitely NOT to girly for me! When can we ever make a card that is to girly???
Love the colours, all the dies used Oh! just everything, it is so beautiful. Might have to copy this idea.
Thanks for all your inspiration
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Christine Harrop said...

I agree with Patricia - ther's no such thing as too girly I just love it. So delicate. Christine x

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card. My daughters birthday next week mmmmm x lol.
Sue

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love it! Love Jean x

fame01 said...

WOW MY SORT OF CARD I LOVE IT GIRLY NO NOTHING CAN BE TO GIRLY . I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT Mmmmm I THINK I JUST MAY HAVE TO HAVE THEM DIES . OH NO LOL.. .HUGS SARAH ..X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous girlie card lovin this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Gail said...

As you say Sue a girly card , but I love it!
Hugs Gail C.

Linda said...

what a lovely card
hugs Linda

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Such a feminine card any girl would love to receive. I love the way you have cut the lace die it looks so different from the original, something else you've you've taught us.
Hugs x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I love girlie cards and this is a beauty. I have the edging die and although its a pain getting all the little bits out of it when its been died, the result is well worth the fiddling.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - it's another must try I'm afraid to say! just lovn the lace effect.
Rgs
Clare W

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
You can never do too girlie for me - this is you at your best!x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
An absolute stunner today, I can see it in all colours for my friends.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely feminine card. Like the lacy effect of the border dies. Bx

jacqui said...

Lovely card.

Karen R said...

Just so pretty - a lovely girly card xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a very pretty card.Like you say very girly and feminine.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card. Beautifully designed.
Not too girly for me either, I just love your girly cards.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A card could never be 'too girlie' for me, this is a fantastically 'girlie' card, it is so beautiful and elegant. The pastel colours are absolutely gorgeous, I love the dies used and the lacy effect dies are tremendous. I absolutely LOVE this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, a card for girls of all ages, quite a Cinderella...Sleepng Beauty feel about it. It's lovely. Mabex

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty and with a change of sentiment would suit many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,
yes, very girlie but so pretty and the way you have cut and then combined the lacy borders is a definite Sue-ism, who else would have thought of doing that!!
Hope your mum is well and you are beginning to relax.
love from Jackie D

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue (made a typo so decided to rewrite my comment !)
What a beautiful feminine card this is with a pretty baby pink frame and embellishments. I love the lacy borders. I might have to get some of these - I can hear my bank manager groan already! Have a great time with your mom Sue.

Katielou x

kimberley said...

Very pretty.Do like this although i am more in favour of bolder colours.take care under that Florida sun,x.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Sooooo pretty, the window die looks ace like that, love it all as usual, the ribbon bow, lace edge, just brilliant, really lovely.
Have a great day.
Michelle (happy2craft)

auscrafts said...

Super stunning card Sue

Anonymous said...

LOVE this one - very me - particularly the lovely shell pink colour. I'd like to use it to decorate my house - once the dog and kids are gone! Sue from Worcester

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh my word, this is soooo pretty. Gorgeous texture and soft colour.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Whilst girlie, it's not OTT. I love it.
Have a great time over the pond....

sued99 said...

Fabulous card. So pretty.

Rose in Chester said...

I forgot to say ................
"Spooky" - I'm waiting for my lace border die to be delivered any day now. And now I've got just the card to use it on for the first time.

Maryann said...

A really awesome card here again Sue. Soooo beautiful work.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the Lace Border it makes this such a pretty card and I really needed to read the instructions to follow what you had done!
Beautiful Sue!
LoveMarg

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Morning Sue,
This is such a beautiful feminine card. This card is so me, pink, lace, ribbon and pearls - stunning.
Faith xx

hazel said...

Morning Sue just the right amount of girlieness for me. Love this card xx hazel

lainey said...

love those lace borders Sue FAB. lainey x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue lovely card just received my decorative window die so must try this one thanks for all the inspiration take care Liz

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow sue what a lovely feminine card its beautiful!! And even better is I've got these dies!! I'm about to do an 18th for my niece I just might have to have a go at this! Thank you love lesley xx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely girlie card. Hope all is well
. X

Joesgrandma said...

Too bueutiful! Absolutely gorgeous. I'm a pink girl I'm afraid Sue. Its gorgeous!

sarah hyett said...

A really lovely girlie card love the lace dies and the colours are beautiful. Have a fab day. X

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Sue, Such beautiful layers and yes so girlie. xx Flora

Jean Johnston said...

I love it too Sue. Could you explain houw to emboss the polka dots while still leaving the cutting die in place?? I'm sure I have misunderstood it.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Ohhhhhhhhh yes, girlie and absolutely beautiful. Thank you, your inspiration is very much appreciated by us all :)

June x

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a pretty card ,love every thing about it.hope you are enjoying your break and having a good rest.
Love Marion

nuttinanni said...

love it love it love it just up my street
cheryl

Jane said...

How very lovely frills and bows all the things I love.

Jane xx

beachie said...

Never too girlie Sue, just love it. The border I would really like, loved it when I saw it on your show.
Audrey x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card and not too girly for me. Love it all.
Hope you are having a great time with your mum.
Lydia
X

Denise Hancock said...

Love the card. Will have to have the lace dies so pretty
Denise X

Anonymous said...

A really pretty card, not too girly for me either! I hope you have a good time with your mom
Carole N x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, proper girlie card WOW, it is gorgeous, love everything about it. Take care Jess xx

Christine said...

Pretty, pretty. Lovely!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue love this girly card

Julia Watts said...

Lovely! Must get some pink blush card. Julia xxxx

nannapat said...

Too girlie - impossible! Beautiful card Sue, I love the way you've used the borders. I hope you're enjoying your visit with your mom - you're lucky to be away from the awful weather we're having! Pat x

Oksana said...

Lovely card Sue, especially like the way you have created the borders!x

Clarissa said...

Wonderful colours and supper card.
Clarissa.X

Sonia Jones said...

A really pretty girly card. I love this. Sonia x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Very girlie but also beautiful. would make a gorgeous wedding card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Izzwizz said...

My goodness that lace die is so delicate and beautiful. One for the Christmas list :-) fab card as always sue. Maddy x

Bosquie said...

Fabulous effect with all the different textures.XX

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A truly beautiful card - I can think of many occasions it could be used for - birth of a baby girl is the first that comes to mind.
The colours are so gentle - definitely one to keep in my file for use when needed.
Hope you're having a good time with Mum and that the weather is not too bad.
Janet x

gwen70 said...

My kind of card, so pretty and feminine I love it

Dawn Louise said...

Beautiful and so pretty, it's a lovely card and such a versatile design x excellent x

Lacelady said...

Definitely not too girly for me - I love it.

Will they be bringing out more A4 M bossibility folders Sue? I hope so.

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the effects the shadows have.
xx

hotpotato said...

lovely card, really girlie.

Carol H said...

Pretty card, very feminine.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I absolutely love your girlie card, definately one for me to replicate. Hope you are
keeping well in the US and managing to catch up with family and friends. Take care Love Michelle xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Delightfully girlie, reminds me of marshmallows, this is just so pretty.

Love Rosemarie xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Definitely not too girlie for me. Love the font used for this sentiment.

Hope you are enjoying your stay in the US. Love to your mum.

Erica x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card like you say very girlie. Received my first set of dazzlers and they are yummy will be putting them on a card very soon. Hugs xx

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card, I would be delighted if I received a card like this for my birthday.

foxyg said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

It would not be too girlie for my granddaughter , she would just love it as i do ,its stunning .

Hope your having a great catch up with your Mum Sue .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great girly card. I love those layered borders :)

dutchess said...

Wonderful...never too girlie...my name as a child the only girl!....have all the dies you used so am going to give this one a try....just need a bit of inspiration to get out of bed its so cold and dank this morning...hugs to you and Mum

ellyscard creatief said...

What a lovely card.
Gr Elly

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue.
No it's not too GIRLY for me too
I love it might have to copy sorry.
Love Marion x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a great girlie card loving the colour you have used the only trouble is cant have ago at this for the next couple of weeks as my grand cabibur as broken. It stopped feading my plates in. So i got in touch with spellbinders just for advice and i was shocked with the reply. Their sending a corrier to pick it up and take it to be repaired but if it cant be done they will replace it at no cost to me. And it is over 12month old. So i must say that they have got a wonderfull custamer service. But i will miss it when its gone.

Debs Artliff

debs said...

Morning Sue what a great girlie card loving the colour you have used the only trouble is cant have ago at this for the next couple of weeks as my grand cabibur as broken. It stopped feading my plates in. So i got in touch with spellbinders just for advice and i was shocked with the reply. Their sending a corrier to pick it up and take it to be repaired but if it cant be done they will replace it at no cost to me. And it is over 12month old. So i must say that they have got a wonderfull custamer service. But i will miss it when its gone.

Debs Artliff

debs said...

Morning Sue what a great girlie card loving the colour you have used the only trouble is cant have ago at this for the next couple of weeks as my grand cabibur as broken. It stopped feading my plates in. So i got in touch with spellbinders just for advice and i was shocked with the reply. Their sending a corrier to pick it up and take it to be repaired but if it cant be done they will replace it at no cost to me. And it is over 12month old. So i must say that they have got a wonderfull custamer service. But i will miss it when its gone.

Debs Artliff

Laura O said...

love this card really girlie.the colours are fab.Laura O

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Really beautiful
Margare L

Valerie Boyle said...

a lovely, gorgeous, pretty card... can you tell that I love it? Val

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

This card is stunning, I love it

xxx

susan ward said...

hi sue, fab cad would look nice as a new baby card, so delicate
sue x

Sandybee said...

What a beauty, I do like a girly card and this is just perfect

xx Sandra

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Definitely NOT too girly, it's really lovely. I'd say 'elegant girly'. The colours are subtle and all the elements work together so well! Although at first glance it appears to be a simple card I know there's a lot of work in it.
Hope you're enjoying being back in The States.
Sue

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

G M Sue
lovely card can be used in other occasions to Hope your mum is well and you are beginning to relax. enjoy the sun and time with your family

Maid of Kent said...

Such a beautiful card. The colours are so pretty. The lace die is fab even if we have to spend a few minutes poking out the pieces. Hugs Ann

JackieP said...

Hi Sue, Only one word for this card BEAUTIFUL.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful pink girlie card today !! I like all these dies but I do not have any of them. I have other dies that I am sure would work just as well. I love lacey looking cards. They are so elegant, pretty and feminine. I love the colour combo too. Thankyou for your continued inspiration. Lots of love Tres x x x

cmu said...

Now this is my favourite for quite some time. I love the colours and its delicacy.

utilitygirl said...

HI Sue. Haven't been able to get on the pc for a while but all the recent cards are pretty amazing, as usual. Love the girly card today, just my style!! xx

martine said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card xxx
all the best Martine xxx

AnnR said...

What a lovely pretty card definately not too girly for me. Thanks Sue

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue think I'd prefer it all white. xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A super girlie card, right up my street. It is sooo elegant and classy, the layering of the lace borders is stunning and delicate.
My labels 20 and stamps arrived yesterday, I am a happy bunny.
Hope you are relaxing with your Mum and enjoying some sunshine.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
These colours remind me of candy floss yummy lol!
Great card and I love the font is lovely
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Claveh said...

Oh Sue, this is delightful, it reminds me of a period drama! I guess it is all the pretty lacey costumes!! Thanks for such a great idea. xxx

Jules Ireson said...

Wow, wow, wow! Sue, it's stunning. I don't have the window die - rats - meant to get it last time I saw it on C and C, but will see if I can adapt it. Keep up the amazing work, your cards are inspirational. Jules x

howdy said...

love the colours.
and everything else!

Helen said...

'Morning Sue - Lovely card my friends birthday in a few weeks time will have to give this one a go.

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, absolutely lovely card, take care vanessa xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
This is a very pretty card and the colours are so gentle. Good for a new baby girl card.
I think I'd just do two rows from the lace die at the bottom not three but otherwise I love it.

Margaret O
xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
Wowawee!!! Now this is my kinda card...very intricate and so, so girlie! The Decorative window is one of my favorite die. And the colour is so delicately muted. This is a beautiful card Sue and thanks for sharing your ideas. Your my inspiration. I cannot wait to use my blog candy prizes to create beautiful cards like yours. Thank you very, I'm so grateful and blessed. Hope your having a lovely time in the States. Hope you're all well, love to your family.
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a cracking card, fabulous. Very elegant. Lots to loo at and take in .
10 out of 10 card for me
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzilllingworth@hotmail.com

handicraftcrazy said...

Can never be too girly for me! Gorgeous card!

Olga said...

So tender and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Sue, very very girly sweet and pretty I love it as usual I had better order these dies so I can produce such a card!

salem said...

wow card love all "!"!

Sheila's little Haven said...

Simply gorgeousness. Hugs Sheila.x

Ita said...

WOW WOW Sue this is stunning the gentle colour,ans it would make a great baby card for a girl and one could do it in blue for a boy ,without the lase,in fact it is a card with many uses thanks for the inspiration,
Hope you are enjoying yourself ,
Smiles
Ita

Vie Carter said...

Another beautiful card Sue

Hope your having a well earned rest

Vie
x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, not *too* girlie at all, just right ;)

Anonymous said...

A truly stunning card Sue. Love the colours and dies.

Caron P

MrsW said...

Sue all of your cards are stunning but I particularly like and admire this one. Hope you are enjoying your visit with you Mum. I am looking forward to tomorrows card. Take care. xx

Pam said...

Gorgeous, girly classy card, love everything about it.

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Amazing card that I will attempt to have a go at.
I love the colours as well. They are right up my street
Hope you are having a relaxing time in the USA
Hugs
Sue XXX

Didleydimo m said...

Good afternoon Sue. Wow, wow, wow! Definately one of my favourites and I love the colours. Will have to try this out this afternoon. x

guffie said...

what a pretty card love the colours and the lacey die at the bottom i have just recieved this in the post this morning, so i think it might be a case of ... off to the craft room we must go xx gail from eastbourne

Linda said...

Love this girlie card Sue. It is so pretty with all the lace dies and the pale pink card too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

melody said...

love the frilly boarder an yes very girlie. lovely as always. hug melody xxx

magpie said...

Oh my! What a lovely girly card! This is soooo pretty Sue. Liking the pink blush card & these dies are great. So feminine & lacy, just lovely! xx Love Karen xx Ps hope you're having a wonderful time with your mom xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.This is a lovely girlie card isn't it. I never wear pink myself but often use it for female cards! This shade of pink is perfect for the card.
Take care

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue-really pretty Dot x

Kate's Cards said...

LOvely colours. Reminds me of sugared almonds!

sueb said...
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sueb said...

That is as good as it gets. You have an amazing talent. Absolutely stunning.

Barbara said...

Very pink and girly but I love it, nothing wrong with being very feminine!!!

stella wright said...

Love this Card Sue just right for us Girlies. You are so talented and teaching us so much. xx

lynda said...

A very pretty card love the lace. Hugs Lynda x

Bettie Couson said...

What a lovely card. With out doubt it is a girlie card but there is nothing wrong with that. Thge dies used make this card stand out from the rest.
Hope you are having a lovely time back in the States.
All the best
Bettie

Julie Mac said...

Hi Sue,

I really like this card - so girlie! definitely prefer it to yesterdays card. Lace, pink and pearls, just lovely x

Paula Gale said...

Hello Sue

this is an exquisite card. Stunning and girly. It looks like a lot of work went into making it so the recipient would be all the more gobsmacked (a good English word!)upon opening. Just stunning. I am so loving those pearl buttons/embellishments. I tried to make something similar the other night - lets say it turned out 'shabby chic' lol!!!

Hope you're not working too hard out there (although I know you won't be sat twiddling your thumbs)...

big hugs

Paula x x x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a stunner today the pink is
just up my street I have the other
window die but don't think it would
the same must get this one as the
negative is fab. Nancyd xx

Liz said...

Hi Sue, Boy do I love that card, it's stunning.
Thanks again for sharing your ideas.
Regards Liz.

Fieldsend said...

Oh yes, lovely girlie one Sue and love the way you have used the wide board die. Hope you are enjoying yourself.

Regards
June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card so feminine,
If I were given a card like this I would treasure it forever.
Love BrenLel

AnneRD said...

Love the colour, love the design. Gorgeous. Anne

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,

This card is right up my street very girlie. A very elegant and soft looking card. Really like the lace effect in fact there is nothing not to like.
Hope Florida is relaxing.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

ang said...

stunningly beautiful angxxx

Shazza said...

just love this girly card x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Not usually my kind of colours as it reminds me of my old peach bedroom I had from 10-15 & didn't like. I wanted a cool room!!! Lol! Back to your card. Even though I'm not a fan of peach colours I'm really liking the design of this card! It's a close friends birthday in a couple of days & I think she'd love something like this :-)! Thanks again Sue! Claire xxx

Gay New Malden said...

Just so lovely Will definitely be making it.

Love Gay x

Crafty Nanna said...

Another stunner Sue, so delicate and elegant. Love the colours.
Hugs Lynn

jordiegirl said...

Love this one Sue - the embellishment is gorgeous.

Helen said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love the soft colouring and the lace. Love Helen

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card.
Beverley W

nikkib said...

Very pretty Sue, love it.....

Craftychris said...

This one is beautiful! I hope you are having a lovely time with your Mum xx

Margaret said...

What a lovely clean and crisp looking card I really like this.
Margaret

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Yes this is a lovely girly girl card Sue So crisp and clean looking and topped with your sumptious bow xXx

Janice K said...

Love the pretty, feminine look of this card. x

Sue Parish said...

Too girly? Never!! I absolutely love it. Especially in pink and white. That blush card is a must have - hope we can get it soon,
Sue xx

Maggie said...

This is so pretty, and feminine and will use up some of the dainty papers I have in my stash. Thank you. xx

jennywren1947 said...

love this card sue yes it is girlie but so nice
hugs chris x

Crafty Mum said...

Hi Sue,
I love the design with the lattice and lace, but I'm afraid peach is not my colour but then I would not be sending it to myself, and I do know two grandaughters who would love to receive a card like this.
XXX Janet Crafty Mum

Marianna Hammer said...

This is such a girly and pretty card. Love it :)

Carolyn said...

Beautiful xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Yes this is a girly card but there is nothing wrong with that.It is so intricate and beautiful.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I adore this card Sue - dont have the wndow die but am sure I can adapt another die to create my own version of the card. Thank you yet again for such wonderful inspiration - hope you are having a wonderful time in the states.

Jacqui xx

lilygee said...

It is fantastic Sue - such beautiful colours and the dies are wonderful - beautifully put together and all the elements look so good together.
love lilygee xx

Su said...

Fab, pretty girlie card! Love it!

Su (Soop)

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD.SUZYD X

julie laz said...

hi sue, this is lovely,i have copyed this one hope you do not mind hugs julie x