Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Thinking Of You

Hi bloggers!  Back to teal today (can't stay away too long!) I love the combo of black and white and teal so today's simple card appeals to my love of those colours.  It is a simple straight forward layout where I used a background of teal card, showing a wide border behind my square of embossed white card.  I used the Garden Lattice embossibility.  Even though it is A4 size, you can do a whole sheet and then just use small pieces like this as you need them, a real time saver!  I cut a black Marvellous square which has these lovely little pieces on the edge that I used to weave my white silky crush ribbon through.  I matted it with a teal piece cut from the set.  I stamped my sentiment and then cut it out with one of the other pieces from this set, using the larger outer die to cut the outer edge.  I inked it with Broken China distress ink while still in the die.  I turned it so it was a different orientation to the piece below it and mounted it using foam pieces.  This finished my focal element for my card.  I tied a double bow out of the white silky crush ribbon, added two stick pins and one of the new teal Dazzlers for the centre.  You can colour the clear Dazzlers, but you can't get them to the same colour intensity of these.  They come in a bunch of colours and they are lush, let me tell you!  They have just arrived at the Creative Expressions warehouse so local retailers should have them in stock soon.  I am trying to get them added to my next set of shows which are scheduled for the 15th through the 18th.  I will have them at the show in Kettering (at the conference centre) next weekend. I am trying to get this teal card to have on the stand too!   I am really excited about this show as it is brand new, close to home so no hotel for me and my stand is huge so there will be plenty of room!  There is a free shuttle bus from the Kettering train station that runs all day Sat. and Sunday to take you back and forth to the show too!   Please stop by and say hi to me at my "Rubbernecker" stand where I will be demoing both Saturday and Sunday!  All for now, Sue x


145 comments:

Vick said...

Hi Sue and Goodmorning

Yay the Teal is back i simply adore this colour it is so striking, love the card today, hope you are well, hugs Vick xxx
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scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, whooooo teal is the colour today. Yes you must get this colour for your shows. Have searched but cannot get it although we are limited in what we can get round here and you can't see colours properly on Internet. Your card is lovely I have the dies and embossing folder so will give it a try.

Wilma

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! Sue,yet again another stunningly beautiful card. I have to agree with Wilma (Scottish Crafter) we NEED this colour of card.
Have the dies just need the card now
Have a Great Day

Patricia

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I love teal! With black and white it's even more wowish :)

I'm sure you'll have a fantastic weekend and only wish I could visit...

June x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another stunner - just lovn the coloured dazzlers - please can we have the teal card via C&C for those that can't make Kettering?
Rgs
Clare W

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

What a great trio of colours. I just love teal and today's card is gorgeous as usual.
Erica x

Liz said...

Lovely card and i do love the Teal card! where can i get some of that card?
Liz

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, i love that teal card, can never find a tone that matches your tone, hope you can bring some to c&c soon, i am thimking teal for Crimbo this year.

Missmizog said...

This card is gorgeous, it looks so simple. The teal is lovely.
Sue

Linda said...

very beautiful card
hugs Linda

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love the teal is back! Would be great if this colour were part of the card packs you bring to us. Love the card, stunning, Carole Z X

HiggiSue said...

Yeah always looks dramatic

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the teal. Love the card. Like the other bloggers would love to get my hands on some teal card. That would sell out in seconds on C+C.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Loving the teal. This is a card and a present all wrapped up with a big bow and a super teal dazzler.
Wow my wish list is getting longer by the minute.
TFS
HAve a great day
Hugs
Amanda x

cebelica said...

I like the use of ribbon on your card. Beautiful! Hugs! xx

Joesgrandma said...

Another lovely card Sue. You will have to have capsule collections in the different colours! and the card to match too! along with all the matching embellishments! That way we could get the whole kit and kabodle together in out favourite hue!. Sorry Sue, just meandering through my imagination.

fame01 said...
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fame01 said...

well sue its a stunning card as always , love all the matching things my list to keeps getting longer and longer oh well when you need it you need it dont you lol.. hugs sarah ..xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I have some teal card that I bought in A3 sheets but I think they also sold it in A4 and will be making some cards soon with it.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

jacqui said...

Teal fantastic ,great card Sue, keep them comming , many thanks jacqui.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
yes back to your beloved teal, and what a superb card made with it. I can see why you like it so much it does sing to one.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I totally understand why you like teal so much. This combo is fab. Lovely work. Bx

hazel said...

Morning Sue i love this colour combination too. Really like how you have weaved that wonderful ribbon around the card edges looks stunning. Have a fabulous time at Kettering wish i could afford to go xx hazel

Julie and Phoebe said...

This colour combination is striking. The teal is wonderful. Loving the coloured dazzler as well!

Julie and Phoebe
xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another masterpiece, love the geometric design, the colours are striking and the dazzler in teal is fab. So happy they are to be on your stand at Kettering, please don't sell out on Saturday, coming on Sunday, so you can hide some card and dazzlers under the table for me, hee hee. My shopping list is humongous. So looking forward to it.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Heather said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour today but as the others say difficult to obtain! Hint! Hint!

Hope you and Heather linked up on Skype yesterday it is great to be able to do that I love being on Skype to my family in LA especially for birthdays and Christmas.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

auscrafts said...

another beauty Sue

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the teal.

Pam Pope said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, i realy like the way you use your dies to get the most out of them.
Hug's
Pam xx

Victoria said...

Coloured Dazzlers - can't wait!! Beautiful card again today Sue. Hope you have a good show.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love the card, and the teal, black and white theme is just gorgeous, I'm not sure about the horizontal and vertical ribbon yet. A gorgeous card though.
I will be seeing you at Kettering, I can't wait, really looking forward to it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucy Bush said...

A lovely card,lovely colour combo,back to the work room this instant!!!!!

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the colours.
Kettering well i am travling from wales to come and see you .
Can't wait.
ok see you soon.
joyce.e

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, another beautiful card. Outstanding in the true sense of the word. Mabex

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card Sue,love how you have wrapped the ribbon round the card and the new Dazzlers are a must! Love Jean x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the dazzlers, still not in to teal but love the card. Enjoy the weekend, wish I lived nearer!

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Oh no! What are you doing to me Sue? I now NEED these teal dazzlers lol. I love the ribbon weaving, another fabulous idea from you. Hope Heather had a brilliant birthday my youngest son lives in Madrid and we either Skype or go on FaceTime the wonders of modern technology 😄

beachie said...

Love that colour Sue. The whole card is super and where do you get all your beautiful ribbons. Its the finishing off that makes your cards.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
Great card again. Your talent is endless. You are an inspiration. Loving the teal. X

nuttinanni said...

Lovely card yet again. Shame all these shows are too far away for me to visit. How about you persuading craft suppliers to showcase in the Bristol area? We only seem to get the smaller shows from local shops.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had a lovely talk with This card says "beautiful masculine" (minus the bow and dazzler) to me. It's right up my street.
You've done it again, your creativity is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Marleine said...

Whoops! Forgot to had my name to my comment.
Great card again. Your talent is endless. You are an inspiration. Loving the teal. X

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, love these colours together, but not so keen on all the ribbon. Otherwise I love it and I agree with others that have said we need this card, actually we need all the card that you use :) Hugs xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout.

Clare x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
I do so love teal and now dazzlers as well.....super card and my wish list is getting longer. Sorry I won't be able to come to Kettering but I know that everyone coming to visit you, yes YOU, not just the show!!, will have a super time.
love from Jackie D

Debby Berry said...

God morning Sue,
Nice to see you back with your yummy teal. Fab

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
]Love the colour combination and the way you have used the dies, but not sure about the ribbon.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card Sue/
xx

lainey said...

lurrrrve teal Sue, fab card lainey x

Ladock girl said...

Good morning Sue, love the card and the colour today, it makes such a stunning contrast when used with white. Linda xxx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, the teal is such a lovely colour. I wish I was going to Kettering but a bit too far to travel from Northumberland. Pat x

Lacelady said...

Lovely card as usual Sue, I've got the Mbossing folder on order, so I hope that will be here soon. I wish I could get to Kettering, it sounds as if it will be fun (if hard work for you).

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the card but not sure about the ribbon.
Marion

nancyd said...

morning Sue, Another stunner love the
teal and the new dazzlers can't wait
to get them. I wish you were coming
to Glasgow to the hobbycraft show
as that's the only one I can get to as
I'm tied with grandchildren.
Nancyd xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I like the Squares, another on my wish list! I'm waiting for the Folder.
Have a nice time at Kettering.
Love Teal too!
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Love the card and lets hope you can get the teal card for Saturday. I am looking forward to seeing you at the Kettering show. Love Michelle xx

hotpotato said...

lovely card, I do love the colour combo.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a beautiful card. I have just got the marvelous square dies and they are gorgeous. Those dazzlers are lovely too, think I would struggle to use them lol cos I would want to keep them for myself.

xxxx

AnnR said...

Yes Teal has a come back, I love this colour combo, very stylish and classy.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Yet another beautiful card today ,love it

Take Care
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Really striking card today Sue, love the colour

debs said...

Morning sue what a stunning card you hAve used one of my favourite colours I love everything About this card.

Debs Artliff

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A sriking and beautiful card. Love the teal dazzlers. Marvellous Sqaure dies are grogeous.
Hope that you and Heather had a lovely chat.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Wonderful colours again. I wish I could get to Kettering especially if you are going to have teal card!!! I hope it all goes well for you.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Just love the teal colours Sue and also the way the ribbon has been threaded. Won't be able to get to Kettering unfortunately but thanks for letting us know when you will next be on C&C - can't wait to get my hands on the new coloured dazzlers! Love Yvonne xx

lindyloo12 said...

Simply stunning!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for a beautiful card with a shot of Teal! Just what I needed today. The builders are breaking up my 24 metre concrete drive today and I can even feel the vibration through my desk and the noise!!! No words for the noise!! Hugs Carol S.xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a card. Smashing colours. (Do you buy it wholesale ? lol you have quite a stock of it.) Like the weave idea. And love the bow. Fab.
10 out 10 card for me.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Karen R said...

Love that dazzler! what a stunning colour, and the card isn't bad too!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, once again you have come up trumps, love the colours. Take care, Jess xx

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Great card and colour combo. Not sure about the ribbon weave, not my cup of tea. Love the big messy bows but not a fan of the weaves, sorry, but I'm sure most people will just adore it. Thank you for the inspiration x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - I love the teal, white & black combination. The teal dazzlers look gorgeous. Couldn't get the lattice embossi ng folder(sold out)but suppose could use the tie the knot one instead. Speaking of embossing folders - managed to get the grand dainty dots one last night on C&C website - must have either got another batch of them or had some returned. Anyway it was good news for me!

Lin W said...

Nice card,I have this die so may try this one.
xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

lovely card Sue have a fab time at Kettering shame i cant make it but like all others would like some teal card for sale please

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Love this Teal colour, maybe you could get a pack made up with the blues you used yesterday PLEASE it would be a sell out, like the Gold was at Ally Pally!
This is a beautiful card the matt and layering makes a lovely frame and really sets it off, the die cuts and embossing are as always fantastic, not sure about the ribbon weaving- Sorry!
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, i love teal and ive been using it alot in my xmas cards. Lovely card, great layout and design. Emma

guffie said...

yet another stunning card sue,love the colours and that bow xx gail in eastbourne

Maggie said...

Good morning Sue. This is a delight. The teal and black and white is so dramatic. Not sure about the ribbon, I think it's a bit too much and just the bow would have been fine. But then why waste those great holes in the die? Wish I could get to the shows but just can't so will have to wait for you to come back to C&C. xx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...yes teal is the color...not sure about the ribbon at the sides...Coredinations do a similar color of teal in light and dark shades and it goes well with teal pva glue and the teal silky crush ribbon.

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card. I love the colors. I've been thinking about, what makes your cards into something above other cards. Of course your compositions are always very good, but something just as important is all the layers on the card. There are always 6-10 layers in matching colors, and that probably is what makes your cards a grade above others. Thanks for teaching us how to make our cards that bit more expensive looking :))

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card, as usual, Sue. I really like what you have done with the ribbon too. xx

salem said...

lovelly card

salem said...

lovelly card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card once again, think the ribbons on the side a bit too much though (only my opinion), but look forward every day to see what you have made.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the colours.Must add my voice to the plea for teal card on your shows please.

Amar said...

Nice collection , I just to say Big Thanks for this wonderful blog

Claveh said...

This is lovely, I love everything about it, the colour, the dies used, the pins and of course, the lovely bow! xxx

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, oh yes teal any day for me. Another beautiful card and I love the way you have threaded the ribbon through the die. Teal card is a must have. Have a lovely day, hugs Christine H xx

kimmie_35 said...

Wow... this is beautiful... I too love this combination of colours!
Hugs
Kim M
x

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another stunning card love the squares and the colours wow!! Can't wait for you to have coloured card and dazzlers on c+c best bring a huge stock or they will be sold out in minutes!!! Wish I was able to go to kettering now!! Lol love lesley xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Lovely card! I love teal! I also love the silky crush ribbon :)

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I love teal. It shows the white ribbon off beautifully Lovely card ;0)

Ita said...

Hi sue another wow card I just love that teal card and the clear dazellers look great,hope you will have it on the show ,is there new stamps commimg???
Smiles
Ita

Sue C said...

I love what you've done with the ribbon on this card, must give it a go xx

Jackie C said...

I also like the colour combination, lovely design.
Jackie Cxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving this one, goof to see the return of teal.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue....another stunning card....I also love the teal card, added to my long list.....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This card is great. I love the colours. Teal is one of my favorites. You have made very clever use of the decorative dies. Please could you get some teal card for your c+c shows. Please could you consider putting together a coloured card pack for c+c. I am sure lots of people would want one. (or two.!! ) Lovely card, love Tres x x x

Sandybee said...

Beautiful as always Sue

xx Sandra

Laura O said...

Hi Sue,love this colour combo too,so pretty.Beautiful card again.Laura O

Christine said...

Since looking on the blog I have found so many things that I like, but I've also discovered things I like less. I find I am more attracted to 'softer' cards, this one is too square, has stoo many sharp angles, - and I'm not fond of ribbon weaving either, so this card is not for me. Not today, anyway, may love it tomorrow!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Anonymous said...

Lovely Sue just Lovely. Hugs Sheila.x

CathyinMN said...

Very nice simple card. It could easily become masculine with a change in the bow.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! Loving the colour xx

hazel said...

Afternoon Sue
This is another colour of card i just cant get.Maybe you could get a pack of card together like Ruby Teal among others.When you live in the far NE of Scotland we rely on C&C for mostly everything as there is not that much of craft shops around.
This is a really stunning Card Sue love everything about it.Take care x

Izzwizz said...

One of my favourite colours too - that teal is the exact same colour as the trousers I have on lol! Love the card, glad to hearvthatbyou have some more shows coming up. Maddy x

marlene said...

Hi Sue another winner just adore the colour looking forward to your next shows x

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Yet another superb card from you
Yes we do need the teal card.
Hugs
Sue XXX

Jane said...

How beautiful this card is Sue, I love it. Its fab you are getting a Teal card pack together its a lovely colour.

Jane xx

Dawn Louise said...

Really like this card, so creative as alway x

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

I love the ribbon

Have a great time at Kettering

Vie
x

Janice K said...

Beautiful-loving the teal card and dazzler!! x

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue,
Love the teal and love the card too. Would be nice if we could get it on C&C.
Kind regards
June x

magpie said...

Lovely card Sue & whoop! teal is back! Love this colour too it's just so beautiful. Oh wow, different coloured dazzlers coming up soon.....& in teal.....mmmm will have to butter up to hubby......! Hehehe, only joking, he's so good to me! Loving the garden lattice folder. Hope you have a fantastic weekend Sue at Kettering & so glad it's so close to home for you. It must be tiring at times living out of suitcase! Gorgeous, gorgeous card xx Love Karen xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Black seems to set every other colour off so beautifully and the teal is no exception. Fab design shows off the colours and the die shapes.
Sue

Meg said...

I do like teal and black but this card just doesn't look right to me.
The bow and sparkler are beautiful.

Margaret O

Xxx

Barbara said...

Love this card Sue but personally would leave out the ribbon weaving as it doesnt need it. The Dazzlers are gorgeous and the Teal colour is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Sue and the colour teal is to die for, please bring it to C&C and also the teal bling as soon as possible.
God Bless
JanNxx

nutcake said...

Very elegant card. Love the teal dazzlers!

brenda said...

Love the new coloured dazzlers Sue, can't wait to see them hopefully on your next show. The card as always is beautiful. Looking forward to the 15th have been starved of C&C whilst on holiday in Florida but home in time for your next shows x

nikkib said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, I love Teal, one of my fave colours..... x

Linda said...

Stunning Sue and beautiful colours.

Hugs
Linda xxx

CraftyJo said...

Love the colours, love the layout - don't care too much for the bow though - sorry!

jordiegirl said...

Very nice Sue

jennywren1947 said...

love the look of this card sue very nice
hugs chris x

sued99 said...

I love this colour combination. It's so pretty.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Love the use of these colours won't be at your Kettering show but look. Forward to tour tv ones
Take care
Theresa x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
You have done a beautiful card in my colours they just go so well together to give a stunning result.
I am thinking about using these colours for my Christmas cards this year just to be different.
Ria

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Stunning card...love the colour combo!
The dies, embossing and layout are lovely...loving the ribbon layout and the teal dazzler is gorgeous!
Wish I was going to Kettering...
unfortunately work, distance (Belfast) and lack of funds at present make it big NO! Boo Hoo!
Enjoy what's left of your evening!
Lara xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love teal - and those Dazzlers are a must have!
Sue xx

melody said...

Hi Sue, love todays card, been unable to get on the internet since about the 3rd so have just been looking at all the lovely cards I been missing out on, each an everyone is lovely as always really loved the hello friend one with the loose flowers, looking forward to the up coming shows on c&c.Hugs Melody xXx

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Love the colours Sue & it seems so simple! Must give something like this a go. Really wish I had the folders & weren't missing. I really like that embossed pattern. Claire xxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Another lovely card.

Diana

SUZYD said...

WONDERFUL CARD.SUZYD X

Pam said...

Hi Sue, just back from holiday and boy have I missed checking your blog. I am going to enjoy catching up - love this card and will spend time looking at the others that I have missed.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue

trish from Wolverhampton xxx said...


I love the white on white too. Its just classy.

Rach83 said...

This has so many good ideas! The way you have done the ribbon is genius. Love that big bow and added sparkle. Great centre dies too.

Rachel x

Shazza said...

love, love, love this x

Christine said...

Gorgeous Sue, beautiful colour combo and fabulous dies.
Christine xx

Su said...

Oh I like this one - shame I'm nowhere near Kettering as would have loved to say Hi! Hope all goes well with the show!

Su (Soop)

craftypam60 said...

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

Lesley Ford said...

I have loved seeing all of your cards, please please please carry on, I have had sooooooo much inspiration from your work, and loved seeing what my dies can do, it has made it a lot easier for me when using them after seeing what you have done with them, thanks Sue
xxxxx

Crafting Marg said...

Hello Sue,

Receiving your Blog (cards) via email every day is something that I always look forward to. Please, if possible, do continue as they are beautiful and a great inspiration to us all.

Have a safe journey to the States.