Monday, 15 October 2012

Happy Birthday

Hi bloggers!  I had a fabulous time at the Kettering show and really enjoyed seeing familiar faces and meeting new blog members!  I hope we will be making it an annual event as it was a lovely weekend for all!  For today's card, I picked one of my favourites from the shows a few weeks ago.  I created the background by embossing the largest size from the Decorative Labels 8 into a piece of milk coloured card.  I cut two of the largest size of the Resplendent Rectangles and cut them in half (one lengthwise down the centre and the other one in half the other way).  I used the edges as small borders just peeking out from behind my background.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card.  Then to create a frame for it, I cut out the shape from the Marvellous Squares in blue card.  Using my scissors, I cut away the inside of the shape right along the embossed edge.  This allowed me to create a frame that fit around my large sentiment.  I glued it over my sentiment and trimmed away the excess milk card.  I mounted it on foam pieces for dimension.  Next, I made some fun flowers from the cotton hemp ribbon.  I cut a length of ribbon down the centre and removed some of the threads from the cut edge to get a frayed edge.  I rolled my flowers using redline tape along the uncut edge, pinching and gathering as I rolled to create a unique, shabby chic looking flower.  I made several of these in varying sizes and added some vines around them as accents.  I added some flat back pearls and pierced the edges to complete the card.  If your birthday is today, then this card is posted in your honour!  All for now, Sue x
 


145 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card today and those flowers are so shabby chic, I love them. Looking forward to the shows today.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - like it. Sad I'm gona miss your shows today but thE recorder is on - have a great time and watch out for all those inevitable sell outs!
Rgs
Clare W

Hellma said...

Lovely card Sue, the flowers are lovely.

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Sue love the layout and the flowers are fabulous. Caroline xxx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue. Another great card. I love the flowers too. Eagerly awaiting your shows got the recorder set as well.

Wilma

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card and love the flowers and the font of the sentiment. Will be watching your shows today. Love Jean x

barbiepinkfairy said...

a lovely card! Will be watching you today!

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baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Really liked this card when demoed. Really like the colours.
Whats this i read in the above comment you will be on our screens less - why would the top bods do this have they not realized that you are the Spell that sells Spellbinders, your inspration and top tips are second to none. We should start a petition. All i can say is they must be mad.
Really glad that the weekend was a huge success.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another fabulous card today. Love everything about it as usual.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

fame01 said...

hi sue i have got all the shows set on record i cannot wait ..happy days ...lol yep spellbinders are great they really are but nobody does a demo like the legend sue wilson more fool them ...seeing other people demo just wont be like seeing you do it they are mad .. amyway when you get to see your mum have a great time .. oh yes the card as aways stunning ..hugs sarah xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a cracker. Smashing way to extend the frame,and looks good embossed too. All set for the shows today.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzilingworth@hotmail.com

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card today. The flowers are great but the color maybe not the one I prefer. Love the soft look on them.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

craftimamma said...

Hi Sue, Glad you enjoyed the Kettering show. I certainly did and just wish I could have come both days. It was lovely to chat with you as well.

Your card is fabulous as always. No one knows their way round Spellbinders like you do or uses them in such inspirational ways. Those flowers are stunning too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

auscrafts said...

a lovely card Sue, Will be watching you today!

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love this card, the shabby chic flowers are great.
Off to get myself ready to watch your show.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent and your time with us.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the flowers are gorgeous! Glad you had a good time at Kettering; just a little too far for me, but will be at Ally Pally next April :) Carole ZX

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is another example of why Spellbinders NEED you. I love the shabby chic flowers and the different way you have used the resplendent rectangle. I was surprised to read that you won't be on C&C very often, because it is you that sells the dies after we see the amazing things you do with them. If anybody knows how to organise a petition of some sort I would be the first to sign it. I have written to C&C and Spellbinders previously but have just been ignored.
Hugs x

foxyg said...

Another lovely card Sue. Looking forward to your shows today.

Sonia Jones said...

Love this card and those flowers are fabulous. I'm gutted i'm in work today but i'll "try" to set the recorder! Hugs Sonia x

Lacelady said...

I love the card Sue, and the flowers, but I don't think the flowers look well on this card. They seem to heavy for me, I would have liked more delicate flowers on this one, or perhaps some butterflies.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue.....A beautiful card..I love the whole layout..The flowers are gorgeous....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the card, that blue is a really stunning shade. Looking forward to your shows. Bx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card, love the flowers.
Looking forward to the shows today, have a great time.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's card is definitely a hit - blue and white - you cannot go wrong using these colours - I love the idea of the frayed ribbon and I must try it. Good luck for the
shows today.
Janet x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, love the colours and the flowers are so cute.
I enjoyed Kettering yesterday, spent too much money yet again, but heyho, I enjoyed meeting you and I hope you have a great 4 day show, but really hope you have a great time with your Mum later.
Lots of admiration for what you do, you ARE the Best at what you do.
Sending you lots of Love
Michelle (happy2craft)

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a pretty card. So love the flowers. Looking forward to todays shows.

Lin W said...

I love the Happy Birthday stamp,
Will miss your shows today as work will get in the way( we should be allowed Sue time off, just like bank holiday's).
xxx

Victoria said...

Lovely flowers again, and such a different look. Good luck today. Looking forward to my recordings tonight!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely gorgeous card, I love how you have used rectangle die-cuts for borders, how you come up with all these tips is beyond me ha ha !! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous, so tactile and shabby chic, I love them.
Looking forward to your shows today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Looking forward to the demo's !
Love the little flowers, love Blue and White..must go your on in a minute!
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Love the card and I have just purchased the stamp at Kettering .... got to dash want to watch your shows today. Love Michelle xx

Christine Harrop said...

Another fabulous card Sue. Love these dies, so versatile. Christine

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Just before I go and watch you on telly, must say how lovely this card is.
Simply impossible to start the day without looking at your blog first, it always cheers me up.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, love the embossing and those flowers are great.
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

Joesgrandma said...

Another lovely card Sue. Thank you!

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the colour combination.

Clare x

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful card. Love the scruffy flowers! Julia xxxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous flowers on this lovely card.Hope the shows all go well.

Gail said...

What lovely flowers, love the card. Watching you on C&C at the moment. Thanks for all your inspiration .

Gail C.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card and flowers. Really like the sentiment too...

June x

debs said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card I really like the flowers that you've made I'm just watching create And craft I'm trying to sit on my hands. But I don't think it will work.

Debs Artliff

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. Just watching you on C & C. Looking forward to seeing the demos and all the shows this week. xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Love this canard, watching you on tv as I type this....

Karen R said...

Really pretty - just watching your show - so difficut to choose what to get next xx

HiggiSue said...

Gosh this id a beauty Sue. off to work so show being recorded for later.
XxSue H

beachie said...

Hi Sue, Just watching your show now, I love the flowers on this one, the frayed edges really set it off.
Audrey x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card and the flowers are gorgeous.
Looking forward to the shows. X

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, watching you on C & C and some brilliant cards. Love todays beautiful and clean. love some of the new dies too.

Regards June
xx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, just love those flowers they are brill. Hopefully will get chance to catch one or two of the shows today. Hugs xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card and I absolutely love those roses, such a cool idea to fray the edges!!

annemarks said...

Great card Sue, i love those flowers with their frayed edges. : )

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Another very pretty card. Love the flowers.

Erica x

hotpotato said...

Now going to watch the 2nd hour of your show.

Crafty Nanna said...

Another super card Sue, the flowers look great. Watching the show as I type, super demo's. Will sneak a peak at the 1pm show from work hopefully.Hugs Lynn

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card. Just watching C&C at the moment and there are some beautiful dies today

So pleased that the Kettering show was a success, maybe next year I will be able to make it

Sue xxx

Beth Peake said...

Hi Sue

You did it again. Watching the show right now and made a pot of tea rather than a mug so i did not have to move hahhaha

Luv n hugs

Beth

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely card Sue. The flower is super too. Having read the posts I am shocked. I find it hard to believe you won't be on C&C as much, what has happened. You are the inspiration that sell's spellbinders dies. The dies themselves sre Ok, but it's what YOU do with them that makes them great.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, loving the show this morning will be watching them all

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another interesting card. The hemp makes quite a contrast for flowers and the embossing comes out really well.

love from Jackie D

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This s very pretty, love the sentiment font and the flowers.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card for us today, love it, love it .

Its a bit of a shocker to read you wont be doing as many shows ,but its their loss C&C presenters do too much prattling on as it is ,dont they realise yet that these dies sell themselves and its Sue Wilson with all her demo"s that we want not them talking, and talking about nothing half the time ,
I cant tell you how many times i have turned the sound down .
Rant over Sue sorry about that .

But as someone else has said we have your blogs ,YEAAAA

Take Care
Elaine H X


Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, been enjoying your demo's this morning on C&C. Todays card in Stunning a real masterpiece, love the blue with it and the shabby flowers are great. Emma

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, The card is fantastic...

Love Rosemarie xx

Bosquie said...

The flowers on this card look like crochet at first glance.Beautiful card. Wish I could have been at KetteringXX

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue lovely card watching you on cc.

Jane said...

I Love the flowers will have a go.

Jane xx

salem said...

wow card lovelly

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card. Love the colours and the flowers. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Like this card a lot, especially the unique flowers. Am glued to your shows on C&C today and enjoying the inspiration, thank you x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a georgous card love the flowers and the colours, hopefully
c&c will see their error not having
creative expression demo the dies
as they are still trying to sell
the small ones you didn't do.
nancyd xx

Wedding dresses said...

I really wish I hadn’t seen this as I really want one now!

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

hi Sue lovely card just caught the end of ur show on c + c shall watch at 1pm if time allows
Sad that you wont be on tv as much but still have your blog enjoy your time with your family tc x

christine said...

Another fab card sue, And the show today, great inspiration.

jordiegirl said...

Lovely card Sue - missed a bit of your shows this morning as hadn't set up to record! Doh!

Ditto what baconbits said Sue!!!!

Why won't you be on C&C so much then? Nobody does demos like you Sue - their loss I guess!

Sounds like you are off to see your mom again so have a lovely time over there.

Christine Hussey said...

Super card again Sue and the flowers are fantastic. Have been and will be watching the shows today. Hugs Christine H xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous card, clean and crisp, love the flowers and pop of colour. Loved the show and will be glued to later ones.
Saddened to hear you that you won't be on our screens so much, C&C loss, you are the queen of Spellbinders and there is no-one to touch your demos. We stil have your blog!!!!
Hugs June xxx

Carol H said...

Another great card, love the flowers.

lesley sinclair said...

hi sue love this card and i must get some of the cotton hemp as these flowers are very shabby chic looking forward to your shows this week hope they dont sell out too quick so we get to see as much of you as possible!! love lesley xx

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Can't watch the shows live but will tape them and enjoy later I have bought loads from the show that is the nice thing about C & C you get to buy before it goes live!:) Lovely card today Sue very nice will be giving it a try.

Crafty Hugs to you
Heather Rogers xx

Net said...

Oh those flowers are just lovely Sue!

Linda said...

Oh my Sue what a fabulous Birthday card. Loving the colour combination and those flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Spent 2 hours with you this morning great show and the tips so useful.
Love the card today flowers are lovely.
Good to see labels 20 being used my favourite.
Lydia
X

Kate's Cards said...

Truelly beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Your cards are truly amazing. I really love everything you show us.
Many thanks

Sharon Patience

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well it is my birthday today so thankyou very much for your wonderful card!! I love everything about it!! I am recording all your shows today. You are so inspirational. You are so very clever and I am absolutely gutted at what c+c have done to you. A spellbinders show is nothing without you and Julia. I am sure c+c will soon realise their huge great mistake. Take care Sue. Have a nice day Love Tres x x x

sharon kirkwood said...

This card is beautiful - I especially love the flowers. I will definitely be trying to recreate them, whether or not they end up anything like your's Sue is another matter! It was great to catch you on c&c this morning, I'll be watching later too. Best wishes
Sharon x

Laura O said...

Hi Sue,lovely card love the flowers.Laura O

AnnR said...

Wow this is very pretty sadly I can't watch your shows but good luck

nmty said...

hi sue, stunning card, i especially like the cotton flowers.

lv norma

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Hi Sue I'm watching you do a demo at the moment so I'll be quick! LOL Another beautiful card and I like the colours as well. Loving the flowers too. xXx
Your samples on C&C are gorgeous and everything is flying out of the dorr. I wish my lottery numbers had come up at the weekend ;0)

Meg said...

Really lovely card today Sue.
Just been watching you on C&C...at last I have managed to get myself some of your silky crush ribbon and the white glitter.
Have got the tv set to record your other programmes too ...hope they will go ahead as I love your demos.

Margaret O
xxx

Meg said...

Can I just add that I cannot imaging Spellbinders demonstrations being anywhere near as good without you.

I hate watching a certain young lady doing Spellbinders, the nattering gets on my nerves.

Kaytycorner said...

What a fantastic card. Just became a follower after watching you on the C&C show . What an amazing blog look forward to many more visits.

Kay

guffie said...

loving the shows Sue, i'm hoping that there will be sme stock left tomorrow as i don't get paid till then so keep your fingers crossed for me. now for the stunning card you have put up today it really is georgeous and i love those shabby chic roses, must have a go at them.
where do you get your ideas from any way have a great day xx gail from eastbourne

Margaret said...

What a super card so clean and crisp looking I love it. Really enjoying your shows and what a huge amount of e mails you are getting for each show, it goes to show just how good you are!
Margaret

Marlene said...

Love the card great ideal using the hemp for the flowers missed your show today hope to catch it at 6 o clock xx

Vie Carter said...

great flowers Sue

glad you had a good weekend in Kettering

Vie
x

Ayelet Barkay said...

Nice card, I really like those fluffy flowers :)

Claveh said...

Lovely card Sue, and I am totally enjoying the 4 day deal shows, thank you. xxx

magpie said...

Glad you had a fantastic time at the Kettering show Sue as it is nice to put faces to names! Maybe one day I will be able to come! Beautiful card again today, love the marvellous squares & such a gorgeous shade of blue. It's been so good to see you on C&C today. Thank you for the tips & demonstrations that you do. The cards you have made are stunning! It's also been nice to see a mirror image of yourself when you've put things down & can't for the life of you remember where you've put it! Hehehehe! As for today's card, you lucky person out there who's birthday it is today! Mine's in July so I'll have a long wait! Just kidding! Each day is a birthday for everyone just looking at your gorgeous cards! Take care Sue. I know you're on at 6pm but will everything last that long? Me thinks not! Hope a rest is on the horizon for you soon....xx Love Karen xx

lynda said...

A lovely card Sue the flowers are just beautiful so pretty loveing the shows on c&c 4 day deal today hugs xx Lynda

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the way you've done the roses they look great. Linda xxx

nikkib said...

Lovely card Sue, great shows this morning, looking fwd to the rest of them..... x

Paula Gale said...

Hi Sue

This is a very unusual colour combo card - one that I wouldn't necessarily think of putting together, but I think it works for someone who isn't necessarily 'girly'!!!

I love how you have done the roses out of that hemp ribbon - great frayed effect.

Have been enjoying the shows so far today - hope they come up with something else for the rest of the week because it doesn't look like you will be using the current 4 day deal stock for more than 1 day!!!

sending hugs

Paula x x x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue, love the shabby chic flowers, they add that special touch to another beautiful card.

Donna Jones

Janice K said...

Love the frayed flowers Sue! Another great idea for me to remember-thank you! x

cebelica said...

Very beautiful card. Hugs! xx

dutchess said...

absolutely fab Sue...having so much fun watching you demoing today and yes got tempted again!......take care. Dutchess

Handgathered said...

Sue, lovely card. Blue and white is always so refreshing. Your die cut frames are what I noticed first. Nice.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

You've done it again! Another lovely card.

Hope you are going to the SECC.

Diana

marg0006 said...

Such pretty flowers. Lovely card.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Howdy said...

Love the flowers.

nannapat said...

Mmm!! love the flowers Sue. I've watched your shows today & I'm looking forward to the final one a little later. Thanks for all the inspiration. Pat x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Yesterdays card a beaut and todays loved the card as soon as you did it on cc so glad you put it on today so i can get close ups lol.
Loving the shows today my fav is Bella Rosa stamp and die, just a bit annoyed as the scroll on the leaves stamp doesn't match with the die but i just remove the ink from the scrolls before i stamp and cut the die lol!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

jennyc said...

Great card, love the flowers. Good to see your demos at Kettering yesterday!

jennyc said...

Great card, love the flowers. Good to see your demos at Kettering yesterday!

Anonymous said...

I am loving your cards, just found your blog a few weeks ago. Watched quite a bit of the shows today, what great cards and fab material to work with. Spellbinders and heartfelt both have so many great items but must limit my buying!!
Can you explain what you use and how you get the piercing around the edge of your cards.
thank you so much for the inspiration.
Margaret

brenda said...

I love all of your cards Sue and your demos on C&C are brill just wish the presenters would stop waffling on and let you do more x

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Lovely card, great colour combo and layout!
Loving the hemp flowers!
Sorry I missed your shows...work got in the way!:(
Hope you had a good time on C&C
Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Lara xxx

craftypam60 said...

Beautiful cards, Sue, and loved your shows today!
Pam x

jennywren1947 said...

sorry sue not 2 sure about this card 1st 1 ever usually love them all
hugs chris x

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous as usual LOL.

Christine said...

Lovely card, again.
Tried so hard to make it to Kettering, really sorry to have missed it!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

AnneRD said...

Love the flowers Sue, and a great card. So enjoyed your shows today, thanks for putting the reminder on the blog as I would have missed them all; so used to seeing 'Spellbinders' in the show titles. Anne

Lindsay Martin said...

lovely card as always Sue, you really help us others find new uses for lots of our dies too... I wasn't going to buy anything today, but in the end just couldn't resist... as others have said just wish some of the presenters would be a little quieter, and that some would not be as rude to you as they are...
Keep up the great work and inspiration and have a great visit with your Mum xx

Julie said...

Fabulous card! I've recently discovered your blog and have just spent a very pleasant evening reading through several pages of older posts - what creativity you have! I have a question though - please could you let me know how you do the piercing round the edges of the card? thanks,
Julie

hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue glad you had a lovely time, hoping they do it again so i can go xx hazel

xxcalamityxx said...

Loving the shows Sue xhugsx Nikki

CraftyJo said...

Hmmm, interesting card - liking the colours, not sure about the flowers... they might grow on me :)

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous as always x

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
Loved your shows today, full of Inspirational cards and Demos.No one can Demo Spellbinders like you can Sue.Until you came onto C&C i can honestly say that i did not pay that much attention to spellbinders then you came on the go and it was like WOW you can do that with Spellbinders.You opened a door to all of us and showed us what can be done with Spellbinders.Todays card is Beautiful as ever Sue.Take care and have a lovely time with your Mum...xx

Crafty Mum said...

Hi Sue,
Wasn't sure when I first looked at the card..I think it was the colour of the flowers but then as I looked a bit more it made sense.Glad I recorded the shows I had a mini migraine attack but managed to see it off with meds and dark room, and still got show to look forward to yeh!!
XXX Crafty Mum

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love it.
Have enjoyed the shows today very much and have recorded them.
Glad Kettering went so well - hopefully it will become a regular event. I really want to get there next time!
Sue xx

angiec said...

oh im sorry sue but i dont like this one at all

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. It's a bit late but just wanted to say that it's a beautiful card and well done today on C&C. Wonder what you'll do tomorrow. xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card love the flowers
Margaret L

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

Christine said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card and I love both of these dies. A beautiful layout and your flowers are fabulous.
I will 'take' this is my birthday card from you.
Hugs
Christine xx

Jennifer Kirk said...

Yet another gorgeous card Sue, I just love all your ideas & tips x x x

TAM said...

Lovely to meet you at Kettering Sue and like you I hope it becomes an annual event - it was great to have room to move and actually see the demonstrations.
Missed your recent shows and am now kicking myself - I'd give up the day job if I didn't need the money !!! lol
Loving your cards, thanks for all the inspiration.
Trudi

SUZYD said...

VERY PRETTY CARD,LOVE THE FLOWERS.SUZYD X

Su said...

Lovely card Sue and the 'fluffy' flowers are a great idea!

Su (Soop)

yorkshiresue said...

Lovely card Sue and one even I think I could achieve
Hugs
Sue XXX

Corey Carter said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, I love it. Have enjoyed the shows today very much and have recorded them. Glad Kettering went so well - hopefully it will become a regular event. I really want to get there next time! Sue xx