Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Happiness

 Hi bloggers!  Today's card is actually a remake of an old card that I originally made in pink and grey.  The card was lost (or rather permanently misplaced!) but I really liked it and wanted to show it for my last set of shows.  I decided that it would be fun to re-do the card with some minor changes but in a totally different colour scheme.  I chose a vintage brown palette for the newer version.  I was very pleased with the outcome.  I stamped my sentiment on decorative paper using a coffee archival pad.  I used the corner from the Heartfelt Butterfly border set and cut it four times to create a frame for the sentiment.  The corners will link together nicely since they have "holding hands" on each side.  I made three of the Bitty Blossoms in differing sizes out of decorative paper and added a few leaves.  I used a couple of different decorative papers for the background and added some cream guipure lace as an accent.  In the upper corner, I cut a couple of butterflies out of different papers and stacked them atop each other.  Three flatback pearls were added to the body as an accent.  I finished the card with some Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots in Choco brown to give the card a real vintage feel.  If you recall the original, let me know which you prefer.  All for now, Sue x



172 comments:

Pan said...

This is a lovely card, so lacy and pretty. I love the "holding hands technique" and the flowers are beautiful.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue gorgeous card x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Well, you've done it again. Unfortunately I don't recall the original so cannot tell you my preference as to the colour scheme. But I'm certain I would have liked them equally.
This card is a real "feel good" card - absolutely beautiful but not too fussy.

lindyloo12 said...

Your cards are always so elegant Sue!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this! can't recall the original so can't say which I prefer I'm afraid!
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Beautiful card with all my favourites on, lovely sentiment too. Thanks Mabex

Hellma said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the color.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Good morning, interesting card lovely as always.

Gail said...

Second time around or not, it's a smashing card!
It says vintage to me, love it..
Gail C. x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card and I love the colour choice and background. The sentiment is so true.

Val in Spain xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly elegant card, I love the muted autumnal colours, I don't recall the previous one, but a pink grey theme would be equally gorgeous. I love the corners used as a frame, those holding hands work a treat, love the papers used and the flowers are fantastic, and the guipure lace is so beautiful, I love everything about this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

fame01 said...

well sue what a stunner of a card i adore all of it you never fail to impress us .. hugs sarah .xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,

Wow another stunner - as i do not recall the first card cannot compare but can imagine it would have looked great. Really liking the holding hand corners for making a frame. In fact there is nothing not to like. Definately 10/10.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lorraine Thompson said...

Beautiful card geat colours and love the lace too .. Lorraine xx

sued99 said...

I love this card - everything about it is great.

Lorraine Thompson said...

Beautiful card geat colours and love the lace too .. Lorraine xx

Evik said...

gorgeous!!!!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the colours and papers on this card, it is really pretty and feminine. Bx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, the colours are great. Bet it looked pretty in pink too.

Wilma x x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I really love the colours on today's card and especially the flowers. Another stunning creation...

June x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I love the way you've changed the corner into a square just by 'holding hands' , I also love the colours you've used on today's card I don't remember the other card so can't compare.
Hugs x

auscrafts said...

great card ,sorry can't remember the original

Crafty Nanna said...

another great card Sue. I don't remember the original but can imagine it would look really pretty in pink and grey too.

Have a good day
Lynn

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Sue, that super fine lace is gorgeous, I love the way you have the corner dies 'Holding Hands'. It's a beautiful card.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Maryann said...

This is sooo beautiful and I love how it hold hands as you say, it looks really wonderful. Sorry I don´t recall the first one , but I sure love this one, but can´t say if I liked the other one more or less thoug.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love the vintage papers and lace, didn't see the pink version but can imagine this card would look good in all colour schemes.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, Sue, wonderful colours and new ideas - but perhaps a tad too busy for me. (Bye bye butterfly and lace.) Love the main topper.
Tend towards the 'simpler' cards with lots of space.
Having said that, would be thrilled beyond measure if someone sent it to me!!

'P' in Wales

cebelica said...

This is very, very beautiful. I love the design and the flowers you used. Fab work! Hugs! xx

Eemeli said...

I love the area with the sentiment, "holding hands" frames and flowers. But then I don't know if all the other elements fit that well together. Maybe it is the lace that I am not that into so it messes the whole overall.

Those flowers are absolutely fantastic. And I am not even that flower-maniac but you sure know how to use them and how to do them.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Karen R said...

I love the effect of the coloured pattern paper and the gorgeous butterflies in particular. Don't recall the original so can't compare but I am sure they are both equally lovely

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely colour combo!

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Stunning. The paper selection is so perfect, really loving them. All in all a really stunning card.
I will be watching Julia tonight but I am not buying, I just wish it was you doing the shows, lol.
Hope you are having fun.
Michelle(happy2craft)

hazel said...

morning Sue gorgeous card loving the colour scheme xx hazel

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card. I love the way you hav used the corner die cuts to make a frame background. Maddy x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I do prefer today's card - perhaps it's the colour scheme I like better. I love the butterflies and use them so much. I never seem to be successful when I use lace and I don't know where I go wrong but will keep trying. The sentiment makes the card for me - it is oh so true. I too like your other bloggers wish it were you tonight - Haven't C&C realised yet it is you we want for these shows!!!!
Janet x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb card. Just love those heartfelt creation corners, and the papers used. Wonderful just wonderful.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda said...

Morning Sue, rather chilly here in the UK at the moment. I hope you are keeping well.

I love the colours you have chosen for this card and the beautiful interlocking frame around the sentiment is gorgeous. Love the lace too.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Christine said...

Two cards in one, and both are so attractive.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue from a frosty Selby.....brrrrrr it's really cold got to -2c last night...heating on and into my craft room
this is a lovely intricate card with lots of elements and so pretty...I don't remember the original but imagine it would be very girls in soft pinks...love those holding hans dies!
hugs xxxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful colours on today's card, and the heartfelt corners are fabulous! Christine

Heather said...

I like this morning's card Sue, it is just a little bit different from your usual - very nice indeed!

Crafty Hugs

Heather Rogers xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Nice white roof on the house this morning !
I love everything about this card
its lovely!
LoveMarg

debs said...

Morning sue and all what a beatifull card im loving the colour of this one i bet it was lovely in pinks but i thing i like this one better. It looks so elegant and lacey. Looking forward to tthe potd tonight.

Debs Artliff

Victoria said...

I can't recall the original! This is lovely, I have these dies and they're very useful as you've shown. Thank you Sue. xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I don't remember the other one, I can see this design in many colours and using the corner for a frame.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. xx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today not 100% sure of the piece of lace to me it looks a little lost as if it needs a little something else with it. But I love everything else about the card. Hugs xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Don't recall the first card but I do like todays colours not sure about the card for me its a bit busy. Love the way you have made the sentiment piece.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

maxine h said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card giving us some great ideas. I love the use of the corners to make the frame, I have done this with the corners in the die D-lites set, and with one of the flourishes, makes a great frame.
Big hugs
Max xx

Jane said...

Very Beautiful love the colour combo.

Jane xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used.

Clare x

kerry said...

I remember the original card very well as I had great fun copying it! This version is lovely, anything 'vintage' works for me.
Thank you so much for the continuing inspiration.

Bosquie said...

Another stunner Sue!!! The lace is super.XX

mell said...

this is stunning sue x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner, love the colours and any card with flowers does it for me and you make gorgeous flowers. Anyone would love to receive a card like this
Audrey x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the colours. You are so clever the way you hook the die cut pieces together. flowers and butterflies lace as well what else can a girl want hey?
I would love to get a card like this.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

lainey said...

that is a gorgeous creation Sue, love those papers!! lainey x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr, Elly, Roemenie

ang said...

stunning beautiful colour combo angxxxx

Anonymous said...

HI Sue Nice card Love Michelle xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card not so sure bout the colours.
joyce.e

kimberley said...

Don't remeber the original Sue but this one is lovely.really like the vintagey colours,take care,x.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another stunning card, bet it looked just as stunning in the pink and grey.

love Jean x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

wat a stunner love the vintage look

gwen70 said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, really elegant love the colours

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely old fashioned lacy look x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card that I'm sure it looked just as good in it's original format.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Oh my gosh!! This is just soooo beautiful. I love everthing about it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I cant recall the other card ,but i like this one so i think i would have liked that one too.

The backing paper is lovely and those bitty blossom flowers i just love .

Elaine H X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I dont remember the original card either but this one is lovely

Love the use of the corners

Sue xxx

martine said...

Hi Sue lovely card i remember it in pink and grey stunning xxx
all the best Martine xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the colours on this, that square die is fab as are the butterfly and flowers

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I do not recall the original but can see it in my minds eye this is a degign that would work in any colour way, It is just beautiful.
Hope you are enjoying your time with you family, Love BrenLel

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
This is so beautiful sorry but I don't recall your earlier card but I feel quite sure this card would work well with any number of different colours especially blues and purples.
Margaret

Maggie said...

Good morning. Such a victorian feel about this card. All that work makes it a very special piece for someone special. Would look lovely in any colour combination. xx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

fantastc card, love the colour combo xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A truly beautiful card, the holding hands frame is so delicate and the flowers are gorgeous. Love the colours, I don't recall the original but pink and grey would be scrummy.
Enjoy the day with your Mum.
Hugs June xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I love the vintage feel of it but not sure about the lace.The colours are gorgeous - very "warm".

Anonymous said...

No wonder you liked the original, if this anything to go by, it's beautiful

Mol x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, This is beautiful, browns and creams always look really good together. I love the frame you have made with the corners.

Love Rosemarie xxx

karenlotty said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card and I love these colours, which I find really hard to do and can never think what to put with what. i usually do a dark blue and a light blue or a dark pink and a light pink etc etc. Can't wait for Christmas to add to my spellbinder stash

Carol H said...

Wow this is beautiful. Those colours are just so lovely.

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card I love it! The colours are really autumnal and I love the butterfly on the card and the holding hands technique of the frame you made. I've never made a card in these colours I'm always using cream and pinks and pastel colours but I must try this I think it may take a few tries to get the colours right. I'm going to look out at the NEC for some nice card to add to my stash at home which is dwindling!
Great card again Sue, best wishes from
Katielou x

Anonymous said...

Love everything about this card Sue - nothing more to be said!! Beautiful, Yvonnexx

salem said...

wow card

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, love everything about it.

nancyd said...

morning Sue, a stunningly beautiful
card love the colours you have used here
I don't know how you remember all the
cards you have done do you take a picture
of them to remind you? I can never remember
which card I have sent after it is posted. Nancyd xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card and i think sometimes making the same card in diff colours can make it look totally different. Emma

JackieP said...

Hi Sue, Didn't see this card last time round, might be a bit too intricate for me but will give it a try at my version of it. Keep up the good work.

Ladock girl said...

This card today is beautiful, I love the colours on it. and those corner dies are really lovely and make a nice frame. Linda xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, love the colours it would work with any combination. You are so talented, take care, Jess xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab card !! I love all the beautiful papers you have used. The heartfelt corner dies look great !! I love every thing about this card. Love tres x x x

Jackie Calvert said...

For me, this card has the WOW factor plus plus plus.I really love it.
xx

sue wilson said...

have been opening your pages every morning for ages and i think i have just worked out how to leave a comment

Jean Johnston said...

I really like this card Sue, and the sentiment is so true. Must use it more often.

Pinky said...

Very stylish Sue! Vicki x

debs said...

Nice to hear from you sue i love this card who is it going to be on tonights potd. I must say that spellbinders are really costomer friendly as last week my grand calibur broke so i got in touch with them they collected it last wednesday and it is coming back today at no extra cost to me. Take care


Debs Artliff

Helen,VofG said...

Enjoy looking at your blog site everday as I drink my mid-morning coffee. I do like this card my sort of colours.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
wow think i might have a little go at this one (with my own slant, if u don't mind?) Smashing card. A lot to look at. So very pretty.Love how you have all the different patterns and papers going on. Singing to me .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Carol Yates said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful again, I love the colour combination. Butterfly dies are on my wish list!
Hugs,
Carolx

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely muted colours, and the bitsy blossoms are so useful, I just love those dies. All in all another perfect card. Hugs Ann

debs said...

Sue im now a happy little crsfyrr ss my replacement grand calibur sd just come home so i can now start andf get on with my christmas cards. Xxxxxx

lynda said...

Good morning Sue,lovely card and love the colour's in the Autumn shades and the flowers are beautiful.
Hugs Lynda x

DottyK85 said...

Lovely card, Sue. Really like the Love the soft, muted colour scheme, so very elegant.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I'm doing catch up again as i was away at the weekend at my grandsons 1st birthday party.
As usual the cards are all scummy, love the pics of you trip, the shop names made me smile and the name plaque i bet your really chuffed,
now todays card it would not matter what colourways you did it in it would be a beaut.
Nesti POD!!!! Where are you??? but Julia does lovely cards too.
Thank you
Lizzie (serial; copycat) xox

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Beautiful card
Margaret L

Celina Dee said...

Love the changes you made and the chocolate vintqage brown look is fabulous. Sometimes its good to look back in order to move forward.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Really like the frame and the colours in this card and the sentiment just makes it.
love from Jackie D

CraftyJo said...

I'm afraid I don't recall the original version but I love this one :)

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love this card I don't remember the first one but I can imagine it would be just as great as this one! I'm looking forward to julias shows tonight and tomorrow,I think her cardmaking and tv presence has improved vastly since she first hit our screens!! Love lesley xx

Simone Elizabeth said...

I love this one! Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!

julie laz said...

again sue a lovely card, you give us so much to think about with our dies' crafty hugs julie x

julie laz said...

again sue a lovely card, you give us so much to think about with our dies' crafty hugs julie x

iggy said...

morning sue ........how different for you somehow..........love it..

Claveh said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and adore the lacy corners, beautiful! xxx

Howdy said...

Can't imagine the original could be better than this. Stunning.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, as always a lovely, lovely card. I do like the sepia/brown colours. Love how you've done the corners interlocked into a frame. I like the papers & the script is one of my favourites. Love the Bitty blossom. Soooo pretty! xx Love Karen xx

Jill Liddle said...

Yes, another beautiful card. I did not see the other card so cannot compare, but I'm sure it was stunning like all of your card.

Meg said...

Love the colours Sue but agree with "P2 in Wales, bye bye butterfly and lace.

Margaret O
xxx

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Beautiful work, love the lacy details!

brenda said...

Love the colours, can't remember the original but I do like the brown and cream combination, also the sentiment is beautiful. Another stunner Sue x

Sheila's little Haven said...

Just WOW factor. Glorious. Hugs Sheila.x

nmty said...

hi Sue

stunning, just love this card.

lv norma

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh wow, fabulous card! I absolutely love everything about it!!! Simply gorgeous Sue!

Crafty Lark said...

Love these colours and the unusual way for using the dies. xx Flora

Vie Carter said...

Love this card, colours are lovely

Vie
x

Laura O said...

I do remember this card in pink and grey and it is just as nice in brown shades.Beautiful card .Laura O

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card! Great butterfly and awesome flowers :)

Didleydimo m said...

Hi Sue. Love the colurs but can't wait to try it in the pink and grey xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue,Just love the colours this is my kind of card looks fantastic
Jean Z xx

Kylemore Kards said...

Just like all the others-it is beautiful. Love the corner dies they frame a sentiment so well. Thanks again. Hil xo

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I'm afraid memory is not one of my strong points so I can't recall the other card Sue This is lovely though So elegant xXx

susan ward said...

love the way you've used the corners hooking round each other
sue xx

Lacelady said...

I don't remember the first one, but I like this one!

Karen Brinton said...

I Love how entwining spellbinders can create completely new frames and this card shows that off. x

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry to say I don't recall the pink and grey version, but I really like this one in vintage colours. I'm sure this design would look great in many colourways.
Sue

nikkib said...

Really liking this version Sue, using those Bitty Blossoms again, one of my faves...........

Janice K said...

A beautiful vintage card. x

guffie said...

just simply GEORGEOUS

xx gail from eastbourne

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue but think its a bit too busy for me. Love the flowers!!!

Paper Junkie said...

Happiness is.....looking at your blog everyday!
Love the muted vintage look. X

Fieldsend said...

Evening Sue, stunning and like the way you have interlinked them all together.

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love this combination of colours, it's a nice change to see chocolate brown.
God bless
JanNxx

Carole Z said...

Love the lacey effect on this card..beautful! Carole Z X

tracy w said...

Good evening Sue.
what a lovely card again its pretty and lacy can not wait to see tomorrows card thankyou again from tracy w

Susan White said...

Just beautiful!

Patricia said...

Hi Sue,
Again another stunning card, I like the subtle colours. The whole thing is so beautiful, not over fussy, I love it.

Patricia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I never would have thought to link up some die pieces to make a border for the sentiment. Lovely.
Beverley W

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card, always love the flowers that you do, they look great.

Happy crafting
Jean x

Christine said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the lace and the 'holding hands' die is fabulous.
Beautiful flowers as always.
Hugs
Christine xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue..Beautiful card again Sue...I love the sentiment....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

jennywren1947 said...

fabulous card sue thanks again
hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

fabulous card sue thanks again
hugs chris x

melody said...

Hi Sue, sorry not been able to leave a comment for last few days, they moved me beading the radio department an the tablet pc thingy I been using don't connect very well to the internet, I have still been able to see your lovely cards each day on my phone but can't do the comments on it. Todays card is lovely as always.just love the holding hands,Hugs Melody xXx

Addicted to your blog said...

Love the vintage feel to this card. Yet another stunning triumph!

Alice

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I recognized the general layout as being similar to one of my favourites that I have printed out in my folder - it's 'Take Wing and Fly', posted on May 22nd, and it is pink and grey so I think it must be the one you are refering to.
I do like them both, but think the original is still my favourite,
Sue xx

Sue Parish said...

Sorry! - Take Wing and Fly' was posted on the 21st, I printed it out on the 22nd!

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...This card is lovely...I prefer the vintage feel in these neutral shades over the pink and grey.

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Dawn Louise said...

Love the vintage feel and colours to this card, it's just the butterfly at top on its own looks bit out of place to be honest, but overall it's beautiful as always x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Gorgeous colour scheme. I love butterflies too :-). Going to try something like this. Getting lots of wow feedback on cards I've made lately. I think it's your inspiration getting me trying new things that need the praise! Claire xxx

Margaret Mcdonald said...

I just love this card wish I could make the flowers though such genius

AnneRD said...

Love the colours and the design; would like to see a version without the butterfly and lace. Anne

Elaine said...

Hi sue, this is a really beautiful card. The weather has been dull nice to see something cheery x

jordiegirl said...

Another really nice card Sue.

catherine said...

Just love the colours and use of dies in this one Sue. the flowers are just gorgeous too
x catherine

Anonymous said...

This has to be one of my all time favourite cards. I have a very special friend who has helped me through a dark time and cannot wait to make this to send to her. Thank you Sue.

Michelle E xx

Shazza said...

I am loving this!!

Nana on the Hill said...

Femanine elegance, love it Sue.

Su said...

Very classy card - gorgeous colours and love butterflies - so it couldn't fail for me.

Su (Soop)

Craftychris said...

Fabulous! Love the butterflies xx

Craftychris said...

Fabulous! Love the butterflies xx