Friday, 19 October 2012

Happiness Always

Morning all!  I know, I know, another buckle card!  But I just love doing them!  I started this one with a background paper from Graphic 45.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet then peeled the backing paper off and poured my micro beads over the top to create a lovely textural background.  Borders to decorate the top and bottom of the card were cut from my Vintage Lace Accent set.  I added flatback pearls to them for a bit of the bling.  I cut three frames from Labels 18, two small and one large.  I then cut two of the large Chateau Gate out of milk coloured card.  I nipped away the gate and cut the swirl so that it stopped half way around my label shape.  I used one gate for the top and one gate for the bottom of my label so it created a lovely swirly accent all the way around.  I glued them in place and then placed all three of my frames together.  Using a strip that I had stamped my sentiment on, I wove it through the edges of my frames, leaving my sentiment centred over the large frame.  I cut forks into both ends and added a single pearl.  I pierced the edges using a piercing ruler, pokey tool and foam mat to finish and frame my card.   I hope I won't have a buckle card revolt on my hands from this one! LOL  All for now, Sue x

176 comments:

Pam said...

No revolt from me Sue, this card is lovely.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, I am watching a recorded show and guess wha, this is the card you are demoing, spooky. Just love this design so feminine, love the micro beads too. Back to watching the rest of the show.

Wilma x x

Hellma said...

Sue i cant see the first pic today but what i can see looks lovely, wish i could see the bigger pic.

Missmizog said...

Love the buckle carda.
Sue

Hellma said...

Walla refreshed and now can see the pic what a stunning buckle shape, love it.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love this, beautiful, feminine and just calling out inspiration!! might have a go at similar later. Have not done a buckle card for ages.
Have a great day

Patricia x

CraftyAnn said...

Just stunning, its a card that would standout in any home.
Take care

Maryann said...

This is sooo beautiful Sue, really elegant. Definitely a card, I would be thrilled to recieve from a good friend, that´s for sure. Stunning work and you´re sooo amazing to think of all these great combinations.

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

This is stunning Ginny ♥

Beth Peake said...

love the simplicity and the elegance of this one

luv n hugs

Beth

cebelica said...

I like the lacy border. Beautiful card! Hugs! xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...So elegant..love the buckle I will have to give this a try..Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Happy crafting
Chrissie..x x x

auscrafts said...

stunner

debs said...

Morning Sue
What a stunning csrd love how you have mixed
Dies from different sets its so delicate and so eleganr. I like how you have used the micro beads for the background ive only used mine for toppers.

Debs Artliff

fame01 said...

great card sue as always . hugs sarah .xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb card. How could you have a buckle revolt on your hands when they are all sooooooo good.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

baconbits said...

Morning,
No revolt from me i think this design is fab. Love everything about it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Heather said...

This is lovely Sue - No objections from me! LOL! I loved the demo!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love that colour. Not done a buckle card so will be giving it a whirl.

Worked out ydays card was a sliding band & watched your show demoing it last night! so all sorted now. Just gota hava go.
Rgs
Clare W

Sue Parish said...

No revolt from me either, Sue. It's a buckle, but a very feminine buckle - and anything with your vintage lace dies plus adhesive pearls always gets my vote anyway! Love the micro beaded background too.
Have a great weekend,
Sue xx

Sonia Jones said...

Gorgeous card and i love the colours used. Sonia x

Sue Thom said...

Bore. Da Sue,What an elegant card Sue, I absolutely adore it.Must try this one Hugs Sue

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely feminine card in a very pretty colour combo. Love it, no complaints from me about buckle cards. Bx

Olga said...

The idea of the card is super!Very lovely colors!

Victoria said...

No revolt here Sue, I love your buckle cards and this one again is so beautiful and intricate.

foxyg said...

A gorgeous elegant card Sue.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
No revolt from me either, you keep them coming because each one is different. I love the way you have used different dies together and not in the way they were supposed to be used, you certainly make me look at dies in a different way.
Hugs x

Nanny Jo said...

I love the buckle cards, Sue...they're so elegant!

Carolyn said...

Stunning xxx

nmty said...

hi Sue, beatiful card, no revolt from me, i love your buckle cards.

lv norma

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Never tried a buckle card but will check to see if I have any dies in my stash I could give one ago, lovely card again today.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, just love your vintage dies and this edge is one of my favourites. Maddy x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, I think this card is absolutely stunning..it is feminine, delicate, elegant..beautiful! Carole Z X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
No revolution yet - your buckle cards are always a hit with me.
They look so complicated the way they thread through but are really easy to make and anyone would be pleased to receive one. I have also taken to cutting out the middle of dies to make frames.
Janet x

beachie said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue and I love the effect of the buckles.
Audrey x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
No revolt from me either, really love the buckle cards, especially with labels 18, because they fit together so well, a really pretty card, just keep them coming, lol.
Have a great day all.
Michelle (happy2craft)

Lin W said...

And no bow for the second day running, but love it anyway.
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I just love the buckle cards so you can continue for me! I am yet to try one for myself but I will follow your instructions. Love the card, liked it when I saw it on the shows. Take care Love Michelle xxx

Rose in Chester said...

One can NEVER have enough of a good thing. And buckle cards are them. Love the cols/composition.
You're just the tops!!

Christine Harrop said...

So feminine and delicate. Gorgeous. Christine x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, loved it when I saw on C&C. The lacy borders are one of my favourites, and I love how you have linked the die-cuts with the buckle, beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen R said...

Never apologise for a buckle card Sue, I love them all, they are such a pretty way to present a greeting

Crafty Lark said...

I love the way the die cuts are all used together. xx Flora

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant love the colours.The buckle design is one of my favourites.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I enjoyed watching you make this one and the way you used the Dies!
LoveMarg

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, never tried a buckle card yet so may have to give it a go.

love Jean x

Clare said...

Lovely card. I had a go at making a card like this the other day after watching you demo it on your show, mines no where near as pretty as yours tho.

Clare x

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I don't mind how many buckles you do , they are all gorgeous. Beautiful girly card.

Pam Pope said...
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Lucy Bush said...

Stunning card,buckle away!

Anonymous said...

FAB-U-LOUS once again Sue, Mabex

Pam Pope said...

Morning Sue,
You can't make to many buckle cards
for me, i love them and this one is no exception,
Hug's
Pam x

lainey said...

I must have a go at making a buckle card Sue it's fab!! lainey x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Such a beautiful card today. I love it...

June x

Marion said...

Hi Sue the card is nice but not something i would do,i do like the borders.
Marion

Sandra F said...

Another great card sue. I don't know where you get all your inspirations from. xx

Anonymous said...

Sue this buckle card is very pretty and it could also be adapted to make a masculine card too. Many thanks for another great idea. Yvonnexx

ang said...

gorgeous card love the colours and the beautiful border die angxxxx

Gail said...

Love it, love it love it! Don't apologise, buckle card or not, all your cards are stunning.
I just love micro beads, they add a lovely touch.

Gail C x

kimberley said...

no revolt from me Sue -another stunner.could be used in any colour and with different sentiment to make it a male card,take care,x.

Julia Watts said...

Such a pretty feminine card. Love it! Julia xxx

Karen A said...

Sue

Another lovely card. Sadly every time I see another of your cards I see something else that I need.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning, delightful, elegant, beautiful I think that covers it. I love it.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Simply beautiful. X

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is so pretty-no revolt from me.

Joesgrandma said...

This week has been one of the most beautiful weeks here on this Blog Sue. I have enjoyed asll the tips and hints as wwell as the stunning cards. Thank you so much Sue.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

No revolt from me either its lovely

nannapat said...

I think it may be a buckle stampede rather than a revolt Sue. This card is stunning and, in different colours, would work for men too. Pat x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue and what a beautiful colour

Sandybee said...

Buckles always look good to me Sue, very feminine and pretty

xx Sandra

La Vikinga said...

Gorgeous card; I don't understand how you can outdo yourself every time a new card comes up is more complicated the the first one!!
Charlotta

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, No revolt from me either. This is so pretty and delicate. How do you keep coming up with new ideas.

Love Rosemarie xx

Crafty Nanna said...

another super card Sue, I wish I had your flair. Have agreat day,
hugs Lynn

hotpotato said...

Mornin Sue, another week whizzed by. I'm hoping my labels 28 dies arrive today I need to do some crafting.

dutchess said...

it's a winner for me Sue......love buckle card they are so different and have that wow factor.....going to try micro beads on a background ....they look so good! take care Dutchess

The Paper Craft Tutor said...

Beautiful work Sue, as always. Rita

jordiegirl said...

Love the buckle card - not made one yet but have used my borders in the manner you have when I made a Wedding card.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, fab card, buckle cards are great, darker colours for men, pastel for women. No revolt from me. Take care, Jess xx

Maggie said...

Hell Sue. No complaints from me. You can do a buckle card whenever you like, especially when it's as lovely as this one. Into the inspiration folder it goes. xx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, loved this card when you did it on C&C. You are so clever to see how the bits from the gate would fit around the labels shape. Hugs xx
p.s. no revolt from me I find this style card a pretty quick one to make up when someone asks for a card at the last minute

salem said...

lovelly

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

I love this card with the lovely background paper and buckle idea it is so different .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely no revolt from me be assured, it is so beautiful.
Margaret

lilygee said...

It's a lovely card Sue and adore your dies - hope you have a good rest when you go see your mum.
love lilygeexxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, like so many others there is no revolt from me either, this card is just beautiful. I hope to catch up on my recorded shows at the week-end and will definitely look out for this one.
Frances

ellyscard creatief said...

This card is lovely.
Gr Elly

Laura O said...

won't give out about this card it is so so pretty.Laura O

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, ive not made a buckle card yet but i love them so no revolt from me!! Love the soft colours of this card. Emma

Julie Mac said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and thank you very much for explaining how you get the piercings round the edge - i wondered if you did it with a sewing machine and a needle with no thread - I didn't know about piercing rulers - something else i 'need' now.

Julie xx

Anonymous said...

I really like this one Sue. Infact, I'm going to make a version of it this weekend for a friend's birthday! Sue of Worcester

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

Haven't got the vintage lace dies yet but they are on my ever growing list

Have fun in the states

Sue xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue saw you demo this one.lovely

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty, love that border as well as the buckle.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card you can never
do to many buckle cards have done a
few folowing you'r examples and everyone
just loved them keep up the good work and have a great time with you'r
mum hope you won't be gone too long.
Nancyd xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is so beautiful. No revolt here. Just keep on doing the buckle cards, they are each more beautiful than the other :)

cazlan said...

i just love this style of card, always looks so elegant. will definitely be making more of these.
xxx carole

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, very beautiful.
Margaret L

AnneRD said...

Another stunner! Love the buckle detail.
Anne

AnnR said...

Love this card Sue I never tire of buckle cards they are so pretty

yorkielass said...

hello Sue, Agree with Pam no revolt from me either. The background is scrummy, love everything about this card.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great card! Very nice effect.

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another stunning card,I haven't tried a buckle card yet but I'm going to give it a go as they look so good.your instructions make it sound so easy but it looks so complex!! I'm off to play as my order from monday has just arrived yipee!! Love lesley xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, no objection from me , I love buckle cards and this is no exception. Lol Lynne M x x x

Christine said...

I've discovered I'm really not drawn to 'woven' cards, either ribbon or card, so the buckle cards don't do it for me. I can see this could be popular, but I'm not drawn to 'having a go' myself, which is not what usually happens with your cards!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

howdy said...

yet more inspiration. Love the card

JackieP said...

Hi Sue, Love the card only for the pink background, does nothing for me.

guffie said...

lovely card Sue, wish i could get hold of grafic 45 but no one seems to sell it where i am : ( xx gail from eastbourne

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue, I've seen this demo on C&C and it is so pretty. I love your buckle card technique, I will give it a go, hope its ok with you. I adore the new fonts that you're using, hope you could bring it with you in one of your shows. As always, you delivered it ! Lots of love, Aggie x

martine said...

Hi Sue super card, so lovely xxx
all the best martine xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue, I've seen this demo on C&C and it is so pretty. I love your buckle card technique, I will give it a go, hope its ok with you. I adore the new fonts that you're using, hope you could bring it with you in one of your shows. As always, you delivered it ! Lots of love, Aggie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I have never made a buckle card but this card makes me feel I want to try its really lovely and very feminine, I also feel it could with a few changes work for a man.
Love BrenLel

Ita said...

hi Sue a WOW card saw you demon it on c.C. no ,and no I do not have a problems with you showing buckel cards ,keep soing them
Smiles
Ita

Diana Sinclair said...

Another lovely card Sue.

Diana

Sue C said...

I really must try one of these buckle cards, looks lovely xx

Vie Carter said...

Another great card

Vie
x

Rebekah said...

I love the interwoven dies, Sue really thinks outside the box. Her colour palate is lovely too.

I am amazed - I previously only used dies for matting and layering!

Rebekah

Snuffy Snoo said...

Sue yet another beautiful card!! Love Sam xxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Nothing wrong with another buckle card Sue This is lovely. I can't wait for ny dies to be delivered from C&C xXx

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely card. The Borders are so beautiful . The colour combination really is fab. Hugs Ann

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a cracker. Love the colour too. Love the buckle cards too. Your blog becomes a habit so no revolt from me. What a wonderful job you have done. 10 out of 10 again.
Just let you know i am in Making Cards Magazine December issue full page spread. With the Winter wonder embossing folder card. Thank you spellbinders.
Do hope your mon is ok
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Meg said...

I think the buckle cards are a great idea Sue and this one is so pretty.

Margaret O
xxx

Bosquie said...

So nice to be able to use dies in different ways. Beautiful cardXX

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue i am also loving the buckle cards as you can use so many label shapes with them xx hazel

Ladock girl said...

Simply beautiful, I'm a big fan of your buckle cards. Linda xxx

CraftyJo said...

Nope, no revolting here ;) It's gorgeous.

Lindsay Martin said...

how could we revolt Sue, its another lovely card from you, its a gorgeous card and I really must have a go at a buckle card, you just keep inspiring me all the time.. xx

Anonymous said...

Must try to do a buckle card, yet another lovely design, thanks Sue
Margaret

donna sherman said...

I love your buckle cards! I love ALL your fantastic cards!!! I sooooo wish I could get your shows here on my computer! I would love to see HOW you put some of these together!!! I am a VISUAL person, and a video would REALLY help!!! Your cards are beauties!

Lacelady said...

You won't get me revolting, I LOVE buckle cards!

CathyinMN said...

I like buckle cards, too, and this one rocks! So pretty!

Oksana said...

Another lovely card today Sue!x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card, Sue!!! I love the way you use the everything!!! I hope to try my micro beads in the near future, when I pluck up enough courage not to spoil them!!!
Anne with an E

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Such a pretty card, again another gorgeous pastel card. Ok another buckle card but some of need a push to have a go at one!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I like your buckle cards, so no complaint from me. I also love the backing paper.
Take care.

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card when I saw it on C&C, the Graphic 45 paper is beautiful and the over all effect stunning. x

Handgathered said...

Your card is lovely. The buckle idea is ingenuous.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous as always
Pat james xx.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Lovely card the colors are especially nice...

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love pink.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
There'll be no revolt from me, I think it is lovely.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
There'll be no revolt from me, I think it is lovely.

Jane said...

Absolutely lovely.

Jane xx

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the buckle will have to try this.
Love Marion x

brenda said...

Not my cup of tea but do love the borders,pearls and micro beads xx

Linda said...

Good Evening Sue, I hope you have had a good day. AWESOME is the only word I could come up with for this masterpiece.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Fieldsend said...

Evening Sue, may be another buckle card but who can complain at a brilliant card. Love the idea. Have a great weekend.

Kind regards
June
xx

nikkib said...

How could anyone not like your Buckle cards..... I love them and really must make one... I can now see my big shot having had a bit of a clear out so maybe I'll be able to make one...

magpie said...

Eeeeee Sue, "another buckle card?", bring them on I say! Nothing wrong with them! This is lovely, love the colour, such a soft, beautiful & relaxing tone. Gorgeous card Sue, would love to receive a card like this any day! Thank you Sue for the inspiration. xx Love Karen xx

sallysbitz said...

This is Gorgeous x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Pinkynissan said...

I love all your designs so another buckle card is fine with me Sue.

Pinkynissan said...

I love all your designs so another buckle card is fine with me Sue.

Annabelle said...

Hi Sue
I love your designs and I check out your blogspot most days.
Sue, you are an all American Gal so how about some Thanksgiving designs for those of us with friends across the pond?

Annabelle

melody said...

Revolt lol are you mad this card is another beauty sue. Hugs Melody xXx

melody said...

Revolt lol are you mad this card is another beauty sue. Hugs Melody xXx

Crafty Mum said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, being a quite recent follower I hadn't seen one of your 'Buckle Cards' before so it is a treat for me!
XXX Crafty Mum

Tricia said...

Sue, you can make as many buckle cards as you like I love them all! Tricia

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I've never done a buckle card, so now might be the time to try one! This is just lovely.
Joan B.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Certainly not from me - lovely card. I bet I don't entered into the draw as I'm so late posting as work is just manic. I still like to see what's going on though and what you come up with next.
Beverley W

Kim Wilkin said...

Hello Sue, I am new to following your blog so a buckle style card is new to me and I think it is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiration.
Kim <3=:-) x x x

Su said...

Beautiful colourway and I like the 'buckle' cards they're very stylish!

Su (Soop)

Rufus said...

Revolt? Hardly, it's lovely and I'm making something similar as soon as I get into the studio!
R/

lindyloo12 said...

Crisp, clean and beautiful, and I love buckle cards as much as you do!

lindyloo12 said...

Crisp, clean and beautiful, and I love buckle cards as much as you do!

shirley said...

this is another beautiful card sue i love all you wonderful work shirley xxx

Vick said...

WOW Sue!! I adore this card and that Graphic 45 paper is gorgeous, i love Micro Beads and have two pots of them they are so tactile!! hugs hun xxx Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
My YTChannels vixcrafts & saturatedcanary

Karen Edwards said...

Love this one, the colours are really fresh

Claveh said...

Love this one too, always like the way you interlock the frame with the sentiment, lovely. xxx

Lynne said...

This is a beautiful card,micro beads are now on my..to buy next..list and I love the buckle technique

yorkshiresue said...

Lovely card and lovely colours
Hugs
Sue XXX

liz spooner said...

What I love about you and your cards Sue, is your generousity, you give us all the ideas and make us believe that we really can make the same as you.
Here's to another wonderful year, many thanks Liz Spooner.XX

liz spooner said...

What I love about you and your cards Sue, is your generousity, you give us all the ideas and make us believe that we really can make the same as you.
Here's to another wonderful year, many thanks Liz Spooner.XX

Yvette said...

So pretty Sue, the colours and dies work so well and have a lovely feminine touch

Paula Gale said...

Hi Sue

giving specific tutuorials each time you post is a big pull on your time, so we should thank you especially for that...

Love the card - clever construction, like what you did with the ornate bits from the gates is really clever!

Paula x x x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

I'm hard pressed to think of any cards I've seen of yours that I don't like. They are always stunning & everyone of them is different. I really love your buckle cards! You always think outside the box with everything. I hope when I have more time to craft I never have to worry for inspiration etc. I'm usually rushing to get a card done for someone as I need 30 hours per day so I can sleep occasionally too! Claire xxx

Bernadette (feather lady ) said...

How amazing sue
A year has flown by and regardless of life's ups and downs you are the one main constant.
You are truly amazing sue
How many if us would do what you have done EVERY day
God bless you sue
Hers to next year ? Xxx Good luck xx