Monday, 22 October 2012

With Or Without?



Morning all!   I think I will let you be the judge of this one.  I have photographed this card with a bow and without a bow (scroll down to see)  Let me know what you think?  I started by cutting an aperture in the centre of my taupe card using the Grand Decorative Oval die.  I then embossed the negative piece using the Garden Lattice Embossibility and lightly inked the edges with Black Soot distress ink.  I cut another aperture out of black card using the next smaller size in that set.  I mounted that piece under the first one so the black edge was all that was showing.  I cut a Fancy Lattice out of soft gold card and glued it behind my aperture opening.  I matted my entire piece with soft gold card so you can see it through my aperture.  I stamped my sentiment on taupe card and cut it out with the tag from the French Frills by Samantha Walker.  I cut another tag out of black card and only used the outer area that cuts from the tag.  It is a very interesting tag to use as it has two pieces to it.  I mounted it over my aperture opening with a bit of a bow in it for dimension.  I added the bow, stick pins and a fancy button because I felt it needed something more, but I thought it would be interesting to photograph it both ways and let you decide.  I used the Cosmic Shimmer black PVA to all the junctions in the embossed background and pierced the edges to finish it off.  What do you think? 
Now for the winners of the Blog Candy Contest!  Starting with THIRD place, the winner is......
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Rebekah Foster!!!
 
The SECOND prize goes to:
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Cathy Clowes!!!
 
And finally, the FIRST prize for the Blog Candy Contest goes to:
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Aggie Osbourne!!!
 
Congratulations to all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  All for now, Sue x
 


236 comments:

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Heather said...

I love the card Sue but think two or three small roses would have looked better than the bow, the bow overpowers the lovely card somewhat.

Congrats to winners

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Pam said...

Morning Sue, definitely WITH for me. Although both cards are beautiful, I love your bows and would always go with them. The dies are lovely on this card.

Carlos Harris said...

Morning Sue,
lovely card. looks good both ways but I do prefer it with the bow.
Erica x

Celina Dee said...

WITHOUT!! But maybe some other type of embellishment possibly UTEE flowers. But without is fabulous as it lets the card speak for itself.
So glad you are giving us another year of daily treasure.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Debby Beery said...

Sue,
I must say that the bow is my preference the other card just doesn't seem 'Sue' finished. The second looks more like what I make and think later ohmSue would be disappointed. Bow for me. Xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - with for me please!
Rgs
Clare W

Tracie Carmody said...

Nothing Sue prefer with ribbon but perhaps smaller

X

Tracie Carmody said...

Nothing Sue prefer with ribbon but perhaps smaller

X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, possibly bow for the girls and without for the guys.

Edwina

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...I like both, but do prefer the bow...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another amazing card. I like it with the bow, but then I love bows.
Congrats to winners of the candy.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Both are lovely...but it is a With vote from me!

debs said...

Morning sue i like both but the bow wins for me as i love your bows. I love how you have done the center of this card.. I like this one as it can be for men with out the bow and ladies with. Have a great time with your mum. Take care


Debs Artliff

debs said...

Morning sue i like both but the bow wins for me as i love your bows. I love how you have done the center of this card.. I like this one as it can be for men with out the bow and ladies with. Have a great time with your mum. Take care


Debs Artliff

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Think both are lovely, with for the ladies, without for the gents. Perfect.
Sue

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I really think the card is fantastic with or without the bow! BUT, if I had to choose then I would plump for the bow.

Another beautiful card, thank you

June x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, hope you arrived safely in Florida to visit your Mom. I like both cards, but if I had to choose it would be the ribbon on, so "Sue". Congrats to the winners.

Wilma x x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you had a safe journey home.
I would have to say that it needs a bow ot just looks so naked without it. A truly amazing card, really like the design.

TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I like both cards but it is with a bow for me, but it would be a great card for a man without the bow. I have been catching up on the 4 day deal shows I recorded when I was away and I need all the stamps. Sadly they are all sold out so at least my bank manager will be a happy man lol
Hugs x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I do like both, but the bow is a bit big, perhaps some flowers and swirls? Congrats to all the winners. Bx

fame01 said...

Hi sue , a bow all the way for me but i like bows n bling lol stunner of a card , hope your mum is ok and well and that you arrived safe and sound enjoy your time you spend with your mum. congrats to all the winners .. hugs sarah ..xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, with the bow for me but i quite liked Heather's (first post today) idea about maybe some flowers!
Congratulations to all winners from today and yesterday. Hugs Sonia x

Purpleali said...

I prefer the one with the bow. The one without is definately missing something.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh! I like this, I have a piece of Fancy Lattice sitting waiting to be used up, might just have to have a go at something like this for it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
For me without a bow it looks rather bare but a smaller and lighter in colour bow has my vote.
I love the config and the colour scheme and definitely one for the guys who are so difficult to cater for. Hope you had a good journey.
Janet x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I like both cards and on the one without the bow I would put some small flowers and swirls as not all my friends like bows.
Enjoy your time in the States and congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prizes.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Maryann said...

Hi Sue, it´s a gorgeous card here as always, but I must admit, I´m most to the card WITH the bow, no doubt. I feel the one without the bow feels a bit naked somehow, and the bow takes that feeling away.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the lucky winners here too.

Ladock girl said...

Congratulations to the winners. I have to say that I prefer your card today with the bow, as the other one just seems to be lacking something. Perhaps the addition of some flowers on it would give it something extra, but then I put those spellbinders flowers on everything I can lol. They are to me like your bows are to you Sue, a card looks undressed without them. Anyway at the end of the day it's your choice and your design, and I know I would be thrilled to receive either of those cards, as you had made it. Linda xxx

jacqui said...

Love them both but thought the pins in the end may have been in a different colour, to balance colour in the card.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Joesgrandma said...

I like both Sue. Leaning towards the one with the bow. Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

like the card with the bow, as both look nice, but without the bow does look like something missing! judith x x

Victoria said...

WITH a bow, or at least something there - flowers or a butterfly. Too plain without!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Bows or flowers/swirls any would be good. Mabex

foxyg said...

I like the crad with and without the bow. It's just lovely.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the bow they are so girly, also love the naked card, either for me, they are both lovely cards.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Karen R said...

Hi Sue, this time I prefer the card without the bow, I find it a little overpowering on the delicate card, maybe a white bow or another softer colour or some flowers instead? Love the card itself though

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I like both cards and all the embellishments, but the black bow is the one that you wouldn't post.
The plain one needs your flowers Sue!
Well done to the winners!
Love marg

Christine Harrop said...

I like the bow;the other seems slightly unfinished, as if it needs a little extra something. Enjoy your visit. Christine x

Carla Amor said...

I prefer without the bow, but perhaps a smaller bow or flowers would look good. I love the card.

ang said...

morning sue beautiful card, but I prefer it with the bow angxxxx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, and MOST beautiful with the bow I think. I do really love your bows, I wish I could get mine to look as good. Pat x

Lin W said...

Better without the bow I think.
xxx

auscrafts said...

like both versions but think like some of the others maybe flowers instead of the bow

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card but I prefer without but I think like some of the others that a smaller bow or flowers would look good as well.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Hope you had a good journey.
Lydia
X

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
hope you arrived without any delays/probs on your journey and are now enjoying your time with you mom/family.
Well, I must say that I prefer the card with the bow. Looks a bit naked without (never thought I would say that).

Christine said...

WITH! It transforms an otherwise nice, but plain, card into a beautiful Sue card.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Definitely WITH the bow, for me. I think the other would be fine for a male card. I love the card and the colours are gorgeous, the dies are really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

PS (Me again) I nearly forgot.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, another vote for the bow here :-) maddy x

val jones said...

Good Morninng Sue. I would be proud to have made either one but I love bows so the one WITH, would be my preference.
Hope you've arrived safely.

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue I think the bow is a little on the big side but I think it definitely need something. Hugs

Marion said...

Hi Sue no bow for me ,im not a lover of the big bows sorry .I agree with some of the other's maybe a swirl or flower would look good.
Marion

HiggiSue said...

Such a decision Sue. I like both but if I had to choose it would be....
WITH ...but a smaller bow
WITHOUT ..... needs a small something....
sorry lol! I am a Gemini ....see both sides or sit on the fence.


Love it anyway!

Congratulations to the candy winners. Have an awesome time in the US
hugs Sue H x

veronica said...

for me the bow is way too overpowering, much prefer without the bow!

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card. Definitely WITH the bow! It looks naked without...

lainey said...

love it with the bow!! lainey x

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Morning Sue,
Definitely with. Lovely card.
Faith xx

snowqueen62 said...

Love them both with for the ladies without for the gentlemen.
Sue x

cazlan said...

i think a smaller bow would have been better. without the bow the card looks like its lacking something, but i think the bow used is too big.

xxx carole

guffie said...

Good morning Sue what a lovely card i am finding it so hard to choose between them, however if i was pushed i think the with bow one just tips the scale for me xx gail from Eastbourne

dutchess said...

with......it really does finish it off with panache Sue....a real classy card...love it...safe journey,take care xxxxx

Cazz said...

Good morning. The bow is a touch too much for me - lovely though it is. I would have maybe used 3 flowers and put them in the lower "south west" edge of the oval with some swirly twirly bits coming out from behind. Fab design as always x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card. I think with the bow for the girls and without for the guys. However, I also think that this particular bow is a bit too big and would probably prefer flowers and a couple of swirls/flourishes.

Cazz said...

Good morning. The bow is a touch too much for me - lovely though it is. I would have maybe used 3 flowers and put them in the lower "south west" edge of the oval with some swirly twirly bits coming out from behind. Fab design as always x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I like both ways, but, the bow one wins it for me! I love your bows. Fab card as always..have a great day..xx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card design. Would prefer brighter colours, but like both with and without bow. Think flowers would look good too. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

I love them both but I think the bow gets the edge for me. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Love Jean x

martine said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card i think with the bow xxx all the best martine xxx

DI said...

I would go with love the bows

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, its a with for me and im not usually big on bows. Both cards are very nice its just that the one without the bow looks like something is missing. Hugs xx

Carol H said...

Both cards are lovely but I prefer the one with the bow.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Both card are beautiful but I prefer with the bow, the naked one is great for guys.
Hope you arrived without any delays or prpblems. Give your Mum a hug from us.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue, you make the best bows I have seen so I would keep the bow. Beauty of a card
Audrey x

Bosquie said...

With the bow for a lady, without for a man.Great idea for a card.XX

Lucy Bush said...

A lovely card ,I think the bow a little smaller and perhaps placed at the bottom of the oval!

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Hope all is well with you and your Mum.
I like both cards although I would rather them in different colours.
Evis.

AnnR said...

Hi Sue
Definately with the bow!!

shirley said...

morning sue another beautiful card i say with the bow but i love using bows the other one would be more for a mans card shirley xxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it with the bow

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Gorgeous card with or without the bow. As said the one without the bow is a great mans card

Love the use of the lattice in the aperture, I did this with the Heirloom die the other day and it looks so effective

Hope your Mum is OK

Sue xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is striking! I prefer it with the bow for definate, it looks a bit bare without, or a flourish and a flower or two would also look cool. Beautiful as always. Love Sam xxx

mitsysue said...

hi sue you give us all inspiration and let us see just what can be done with the spellbiners dies fantastic card
sue x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the close up pic as you can see the gold shimmer. Stunning. Without the bow is ok for a man but a bit bare for a lady. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
It would depend upon the message of the card as to bow or no bow sympathy no bow, birthday or congratulations definately a bow!
Trust you had a good flight and are now enjoying the warmth of the sun,lucky you!
Margaret

Clare said...

Lovely card, I prefer it with the bow it looks like more of a 'Sue' card with it.

Clare x

Crafty Lark said...

Good Morning Sue, Both look gorgeous but I have a little preference with the bow as it gives it that extra dimension. xx Flora

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
Both beautiful cards,but I prefer WITH the bow.
Love Marion x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, You know me, it has to be the one with a bow. However, I could see it without for a man, why they don't like bows is beyond me!!!! Enjoy your visit, hope it is not raining there.

Love Rosemarie xx

hotpotato said...

with the bow, it looks too naked without.

Maggie said...

Good morning. What a clever card. So neat and tidy without the bow and a bit blousy with! How about adding a few flowers instead to soften it? xx

Laelady said...

With the bow please Sue, and congrats to Aggie, I am so envious.

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for the blog candy. Congratulations to the other winners too! Your card always bring inspirations with or without a bow. For me, I love both ways...with the bow it is good for the feminine side and without, it is a great card for men. I love them both! Again, thank you ^_^
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Linda said...

Morning Sue, I thing without the bow but maybe instead of the bow a flower with some stick pins.

Congratulations to all the winners too. I am sure they will enjoy their prizes.

Hugs
Linda xxx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I love both but I have to agree with a lot of others that the bow is a bit too big and overpowers the card! But without looks bare!! I would probably put some flowers and swirls on it instead.hope you had a good flight and have a lovely restful time with your family love lesley xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, its Without for me as i think it overpowers the card and draws the eye away from the focal point. Reading the comments it looks like we're all split on it! Anyway i love the card and colours, great aperture with the lattice. Emma

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, both cards are stunning, but for me the bow is a bit big, maybe smaller would be ok , or like the others two or three flowers would look ok as well, but everyone to their own taste. Congratulations to all the winners! Take care, Jess xx

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card but not with the bow, but also the one without the bow looks too bare. Think a buckle behind the central piece might look ok or a strip of ribbon across the centre and a smaller bow at the top.

congratulations to the winners. Hope you had a safe journey Sue xx hazel

Hellma said...

Lovely card Sue love it with the bow.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, both cards are lovely but I think the bow just has the edge. A great way to show how the same style could be for either a male or female recipient.
Hope you had a good journey and your mum is ok.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Frances

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Lovin this card and I like the bow.

Congrats to all the winners

Enjoy your trip

Hugs Annx without an "e"

lady of kent said...

I like it with the bow stunning love Janetxx

jackieP said...

Hi Sue, The one without the bow for a male, and the one with the bow deffinately for a female, such a versatile card.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Definitely WITH bow but I am a girlie girl!

lindyloo12 said...

I liked the card with and without the bow, depending on the occasion maybe?

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Prefer the one with the bow but other one would make a nice mans card, both brill . Still think the lattice die is the best die i have bought for a while. Can use on anything, cut it down, and even 3d it in metal(coke cans) for a candle holder . Love it.Fab card you made 10 our of ten.
Born again spellbinder
NAdine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, With the bow, it looks unfinished without. It needs something, flowers perhaps.?

lilygee said...

Hello everyone and congrats to the candy winners. Perhaps it's because I know it's your card Sue but the bow looks really cute although both cards have their own charm - beauty takes all shapes and forms!
love lilygee xx

Carol Yates said...

With the bow for me, though both look great.

Carol Yates

Einir Ruth said...

Defiantly with the bow. It needs a finishing touch.
Lovely simple card.

Helen said...

Good morning, I like both as most of the comments say. Perhaps I would make the bow a little smaller. Have a fabulous time with your family. Yet more dies for my christmas list.

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sue, firstly congrats to the winners, you lucky ladies.
Definitely with the bow for me but agree as above the one without would be nice for a man's card.
Elizabeth x

Pinky said...

Definitely with!! Vicki x

Kate's Cards said...

With the ribbon for me!

Margaret Mcdonald said...

Morning Sue - I have to be honest I love your bows so I like it with - although I both are beautiful

Margaret Mcdonald said...

Hi Sue - I like it with - both are beautiful but I just adore your bows

Sue said...

I love them both Sue your bows are fantastic !! huggles hun xxxx

isobel said...

I love it WITH the bow,all my customers ask for bows, so they are very popular.Blessings

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Most definitely WITH your famous bow. It finishes the card off beautifully Sue xXx
Congratulations to the winners

CraftyCarole said...

I love the 1 with the bow but perhaps it might be better placed in the bottom left-hand corner. Either way still a lovely card! xx

Christine said...

Morning Sue, I love the card but think the bow overpowers it. I would add smaller flowers but I do like the second version. Congrats to all the winners.
Christine xx

Maid of Kent said...

Definitely with a bow it looks unfinished without. But a real beauty of a card. Hugs Ann

greendragon said...

I would offset the apertures to the right so that there is more space for the fabulous bow. Think it looks a bit bare without anything. Maybe some flowers top left and bottom right?

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
It has to be with the bow for me. Another stunning card. Thank you for starting us off on another year of your fabulous designs.

Caron

Vie Carter said...

With the bow

Beautiful card

Congrats to the lucky blog winners - well done

Vie
x

Debbie Tinks said...

love the card Sue
Congrats to winners

Meg said...

Hi Sue, oh dear, am I the only one who doesn't really like this card?

I always love your bows and pins and today is no exception but the card just doesn't appeal.

Margaret O
xxx

Sandra F said...

I love the card with the bow Sue. I think it looks bare without it. xx

NannyGa said...

Hi Sue

I like it without the bow (only because I am a lover of smaller bows). It would however depend who I was sending it to, I have a couple of friends who would love the big bow.
So glad you will continue to send us your daily designs.
You have given me so much inspiration.

Sheila's little Haven said...

Lovely Sue, really lovely. Hugs Sheila.x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the card not sure about the bow-it looks bare without but a bow that large looks too much -smaller bow or maybe some flowers and swirls?

Sue B said...

With the bow I think. Something's missing when you see it without! Love your cards & look forward to your blog each day x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

BOTH for me.

If it was for a male without

For a female With .

I just love it both ways

Congrats to the lucky winners
Take Care
Elaine H X

Ita said...

Hi Sue fantastic card I think it looks naket without the bow,perhaps a smaller bow would be better,congtars to all the winners
Smiles
Ita

lorraine (classylady) said...

WOW Sue another stunning card. Definately with the bow for me. Just bought the Red & Blacks Dazzlers from Julia's show (along with many other things)- oh dear no willpower. Well done to winners enjoy your goodies.

regards
lorraine - scotland

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love them both, slightly prefer the one with the bow.
Margaret L

Jill Liddle said...

Hi Sue, love both with and without the bow. I'll go with the others here that say with for the ladies and without for men.

Claveh said...

Hi Sue, I guess it depends on who the recipient is, female with, male without! Either way, I love it! xxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
The card looks lovely both ways but think the bow drowns the card somewhat so would go with a smaller bow or roses.
Wendy

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Gosh catch up again (Xmas shopping yesterday), Yesterdays card i love the colours and all, another for me to do.
Todays card i love it with and without which could be for all occasions then.
Sooo happy we get another year of your inspirations and i don't get crafters block, Whoop Whoop!!
Hope your having a good time.
Congrats to winners
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xox

nmty said...

hi Sue,

I do like both cards, but my preferance would definately be with. congrats to the winners.

lv norma

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue, I think this card is outstanding the way it is but if crafter's want to make changes for there own choice so be it.
Have a great evening and enjoy you're time back home.

Kind regards
June
xx

Sandybee said...

I love the card Sue but my choice would be with a smaller bow.

Have a great time with your Mum but come home soon

xx Sandra

iggy said...

love the card......NEEDS the bow. i would love love love you to do a card with the very very basic shapes & without any bow.......so that people like me who has only about 20 sets of dies can try & emulate something youve done..i do have several of the smaller M-bossablities + lots of the 'normal' embossing folders too.. now thats a challenge for you sue.....lots of crafty wishes

Marianna Hammer said...

I like both versions. The bow definately gives it something more! But it also makes it look more like a condolence card than a congratulation card. Have abeautilful day :)

iggy said...

morning as per usual something to drool over.

Howdy said...

Yes. Needs a bow though dare I say a slightly smaller one. What heresy!

iggy said...

love the card.needs the bow.sorry if im spamming BUT doesnt seem to be working this morning. crafty wishes x

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Sue, both cards are excellent but I would say the bow, but having said that it would also be nice if there were some smaller decorations on the plain one i.e. butterfly, small flowers or even a smaller bow! But as always the cards are superb.

raineysheep said...

Morning Sue, love this card (as always) but definitely with the bow - it takes it from a good card to a great one! X

kimberley said...

Looks amazing both ways as far as i am concerned.Maybe with for a female and without for a male.Hope you had a safe flight,take care,x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A nice card for today. I think I prefer the card with a bow because without one it does not look finished. Maybe some flowers would look nice instead. I really like some of the die cut swirls that are now available so maybe they would look quite nice too !! Hope you are having a good time with your mum. Love Tres x x x

Laura O said...

Sue I would say leave it off .Beautiful card like the black dots on the background.Laura O

stella wright said...

another great card sue make a nice mans card without bow. But for anything else a bow as i love bows x

Anonymous said...

With bow just pure class janette barr

Jen's crafty bits said...

Definitely with the bow for me :)

Congrats to all the winners :)

Hugs
Jen Monteiro

meebo1 said...

Both are lovely, but something a bit smaller than the bow would make it perfect

cats said...

Beautiful card Sue........with the bow for me.I hope this comment makes it,my others seem to have vanished in blog land :)
Have a great visit with your famly.
Christine xx

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Super card. without for me, but I think a black rose/flower would suit better??
Thank you for giving us another year of stunning and inspirational cards. Enjoy your trip home. Hugs. Jan.

JeyJey said...

Hi Sue, Defineitely with but I would possily have placed it at the bottom. I am now addicted to bows and pins!
Janet J

JeyJey said...

Hi Sue
Definitely with but I would possibly have placed it at the bottom. I am addicted to bows and pins!

joy said...

Hi Sue
Boyh cards are lovely But the bow is for me.
COngratulations to all the winners
joyce.e

Lelly Jelly said...

Without, then turn the card so that the oval is horizontal. Just my opinion though!

CathyinMN said...

I like the card both ways, but I do prefer it with the bow. Of course, if it were going to a man, I would say to leave the bow off.

Dee Dee said...

It is a lovely card but I think the bow definitely adds something to it. Dee x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a great card love the colours
prefer it with bow finishes it off.
Nancyd xx

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue

I Love this card so intricate and classic colours I prefer the card with the bow it just finishes it off beautifully. I will keep this in mind when I make my cards now I'd not thought so much about whether a bow would improve one of my cards if I added one instead of leaving it plain.
I also wanted to say thank you for saying you'll do another year of cards I have your card of the day delivered each day by email and its like having a beautiful present to cheer me through difficult days every time I receive the email. Thank you so much Sue from Katie-Louise sweetlove xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue! To be honest I liked it with the bow better but thought as well it was a bit too much, as in the "big" size bow. My husband (yes!) was looking at it too & he thought that a braided ribbon would look quite nice instead. Maybe in gold satin with glittery gold down the sides & the same in black to compliment it. They are beautiful when you do them, either in plain or patterned ribbon. We are doing it tonight in card class but there are also tutorials on YouTube. When I'm making cards & I get the dreaded "block" I always ask his opinion. What do you think? Lovely card though Sue none the less! xx Love Karen xx Ps Congratulations to all the blog winners! Enjoy your prize! xx

melanie said...

Love both of them the one with out the bow would be great for a man .Melanie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card but I agree with the first post(Heather). My thoughts were the same as hers, before I had looked at the comments. Maybe a rose or two, or other flower, would look good. I do think the card needs something to finish it.
Take care

Happy Nana said...

Hi Sue,
As usual, lovely card.
I would keep the bow, but change the dazzler and pins to white.
I think this would compliment the layout. x

bluebell said...

hi sue well i think,with the bow it could be a wedding ,aniversary,engagment card. if with out it could be a passing a driveing test. or a card for passing an exammination, at shool or collage. i like the bow,as i like ribbon,and embelishments. like the new dazzlers,i manage to get your lovely card at lasttoday. went on web site and saw how much it was there and that was one colour only. love bluebell-flowerwood.

julie toyne said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card i really like the colours on this one, i love the bows, thanks julie.

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue me again! Just wanted to say I enjoyed your two day deal shows! I missed the one I wanted so went online and got labels twenty and from the USA have purchased the kindness stamps I missed also! Where theres a determined crafter there's a way! I'm awaiting for the arrival of the stamps with impatience! ��

I hope you have a good time back home with your mom and family I hope the journey was as smooth as possible. Xx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Bows, definitely include the bow. It looks undressed without.
A regal card
Sonia x

Carol Ann said...

Another beautiful creation Sue, I like it with the bow. I just want to say I so enjoy watching you on C/C you are the reason I love Spellbinders and I love it now you have stamps to match it just puts the finishing touch to my cards, as stamping was my 1st love. Carolx

Anonymous said...

Definitely the card with the bow, it just finishes it off - well done another fab card
God Bless
JanNxx

lynda said...

Hi Sue i think this card defiantly needs the bow love it hugs Lynda xx

Joanloum said...

Hi Sue lovely card as usual. With the bow as the one without it looks naked.
Joan x

cmu said...

Hi Sue. I agree that the one without the bow looks a bit unfinished. Perhaps the bow would have looked better in the bottom LHS corner? Anyway, well done and best wishes.

Paper Junkie said...

Definately WITH. Then it looks like a Sue card! X

Jackie Calvert said...

What a difference a bow makes! I like both cards. Stylish as ever

Julie Mac said...

Hi Sue,

I like it better with the bow than without it but I agree with a previous comment about replacing the bow with smaller roses perhaps

Julie Mac

Anonymous said...

I feel that the bow is too large but the card does warrant an embellishment - perhaps as suggested before, small flowers.
having had my say Sue, I do love the card, very stylish with your usual flair for use of dies.
Val C x

Gail said...

Hi sue, Im a without girl, maybe if the bow had been a bit smaller. But having said that I do like the card.
Gail C

Anonymous said...

Love them both, Sue!!!
Very elegant!!! The one without the bow would make a good man's card,as it's not too feminine, whereas adding the bow turns the card into a stylish ladies card.
Anne with an E

Freda said...

Good morning, beautiful card either way but I really like it without, Have a blessed day.

bluebache said...

OMG!!!! Of course it needs a bow - it wouldn't be a 'Sue' card without x Jackie

Barbara said...

Definitely with!....Another fab card xx

jordiegirl said...

Lovely card again - without for me Sue - I don't really do bows myself -but then it wouldn't be one of your cards if it didn't have your signature bow on it!

Wonder if you can explain the plates for the Grand Calibur. I bought the raspberry plate from C&C as I understood it was needed to use embossing folders with the GC - now I see there is also a Creative Expressions plate for use with embossing folders!!!!! To say I'm a little confused is an understatement!!!!!!!!!

Jenni Murphy said...

Defo with bow Sue, love the black and gold.
Jen x d

Marlene said...

Definitely with the bow, lovely card

CraftyJo said...

Love the card Sue...without the bow :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Defunitel with the bow, though I prefer smaller bows I must admit. Congrats to the lucky winners.

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
The card is great both ways, but in this case I prefer it with the bow. It looks a little 'naked' without any embellishment.
Sue

dragonswing said...

I like it with the bow. To me, it looks more elegant and finished. Too plain without.

Sue H said...

I like the card without a bow!!

nikkib said...

and another year begins.....

I think with, the card needs something on the left hand side and what else but a lovely bow... I cannot master bows so never put them on my cards... maybe I should persevere.....

Hope you had a safe flight, enjoy your time with your family...

Congrats to the winners, what a fabulous lot of stash.....

Barbara said...

Love your bows so the card looks bare without it.
Congratulations to all the winners!

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