Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hello Friend

Hi crafty friends!  The majestic elements dies are a really lovely addition to the line this year.  Here I have used the Marvellous Squares for a really simple card.  I started by stamping my sentiment in the lower corner using a clear perfect medium pad and heat embossing with gold powder.  I wanted a bit of bling so I cut a square of black glitter card.  On top of that I cut a piece of black card using the largest die from the Marvellous Squares.  I love the tiny pierced edge you get from this one.  Using the soft gold card, I cut a frame using the next sizes down in that set.  I liked the shape of the cut outs from this so I used the die again but out of black card this time so that I could use them atop the gold card.  The corner pieces hook into each other to form the sort of diamond shape.  I cut the smallest piece out of gold card and inked it while in the die with clear perfect medium.  I heat embossed it with clear powder and mounted it in the centre of my focal element.  I wrapped a piece of champagne coloured silky crush around the bottom of the card.  I tied a double bow and topped it with a fancy button from my craft stash.  I used one of the beautiful stick pins that were given to me by blog friend Linda Burrows (isn't it gorgeous!).  I think it was quite fitting for the opulent colours in the card, don't you?  All for now, Sue x


163 comments:

Pam said...

A very elegant card today and that stick pin is gorgeous. The Marvelous squares dies are lovely.

Lacelady said...

Wow, Sue, what a great use of one set of dies, it's really so effective. It would also translate into a lot of different colourways.

auscrafts said...

another lovely card Sue I think I'm going to have to invest in the marvelous square dies

Hellma said...

Great card Sue, i love this die set.

Karen R said...

Very classy, love the colour combination and all the trimmings

Gail said...

Morning, a card that would work in any colour I think. A set of dies I don't have, think they will have to go on the wish list.
Gail C x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card today, these dies are so beautiful and the variety of designs you can achieve is amazing. Love all you special touches.

Wilma x x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful opulent card. Love black and Gold combo. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Love this set of dies Sue and this is such a stunning card.x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Such a rich card today, love the use of cut out bits to make another layer.

Donna Jones

cebelica said...

Very elegant card. I love it! Hugs! xx

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue! I saw from Creative Expressions news that it's not too long until you are going to be back in the toolshed on C&C..yay!!!! Carole Z X

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Must get the Marvelous squares. Tried at the NEC but no luck. They make a really lovely card. Loved yesterdays as well (out all day) managed to get the lattice die.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....Gorgeous card today...I love the colour combo and the layout..The Marvelous square dies are one of my favorites...The stick pin is gorgeous...Thanks again for all the inspiration.....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card. Without the bow and embellishments quite a masculine card as well.

Val in Spain xxx

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

fame01 said...

What a great card tis would do for a male card with no bow . love the pin to .. keep up the stunning work .. hugs sarah ..xx

Desiree said...

Morning Sue,
Can't decide whether I love you best doing girly or simple and elegant. Luckily there's no need to choose and I can just sit back and admire!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, I do hope santa brings me these dies.
Just seen there is a spellbinder POD next week looking forward to that.
Happy crafting
Love Tina X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
At the moment this is my go to Die! the centre is large enough to stamp an image on for a topper,love it! With this card you have inspired me to add beads to my stickpins, and use black glitter paper.
Thank you Sue!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Yet another card full of inspiration - love it!
My wish list is ever growing.

'P'in Wales

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - how opulent - love it. How are the beads secured on the stick pin? are they glued on?..Love this card - will defintely be giving it a try when the x-mas cards are all done - only 8 to go!
Rgs
Clare W

Victoria said...

Great combination of colours. This card seems fairy simple to make (compared to some of your cards!!).

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Opulent is the word for this card, it is so sumptuous, I love the marvellous squares die-cuts, and the colours complement beautifully, and that stick pin you were given by a Blog friend is absolutely gorgeous too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, WOW what a great card it's very opulent and regal. Love this. Sonia x

jacqui said...

Elegant and I agree these dies are great, I wish thy did a grand version of the squares

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue a nice card Love Michelle x

Debbie Tinks said...

Another lovely card sue.bold colour black.





Bosquie said...

Beautiful Sue. X

evis said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card if not the colours. A bit too dark for me.
Evis.

Joesgrandma said...

Love the dies, layout and everything else but not the colours.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue another beautiful card i love these dies but ive only used them once as i just couldent get it in my head what to do with them. Im so glad youve used them. I love the coloursvthat you have used on this one. I think that you could get away with this as a mans card. Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
another fabulous card. A cracking week of cards i think. This one just looks so expensive and opulent.Wonderful job .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card

Heather said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today I always think that square shapes are good for mens cards don't know why less frilly I suppose so think this would, with some minor adjustments, make a good card for a man. Lovely

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

hazel said...

morning sue lovely card like the stick pin too scrummy xx hazel

Lucy Bush said...

This is just stunning I love the colour combo,the dies are great too.lucyxxx

Addicted to your blog said...

A very classic card and love the design and the colours work well together though they are a bit dark for me but I suspect it doesn't look like that in reality with all the gorgeous bling to lift it. I have those dies on my Christmas list so really hoping my family choose those from my list!!

Alice x

Val said...

Very striking. Love it.
Val x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another lovely card today and love the stick pin! Love Jean x

Anonymous said...

Love this card and the stick pin well done to both of you! Mabex

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Simple but elegant and looking very luxurious. I particularly like the button - I collected a small stash of buttons in France this summer and this one is very much on the same lines.
Janet x

Julie Mac said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card as usual. I think that this could be adapted to be a great card for a man - no bow obviously! The stick pin is fab too

Julie x

kimberley said...

Stunning card Sue and your friend made a good job of the stick pins,take care,x.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Another wonderful card. I love the dies and must place an order for them

Happy crafting

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
These dies are as the name suggests Marvelous so many beautiful edges I just love them.
What a very opulent card and the stick pin really compliments the the whold design.
Hope all is well with you, Love BrenLel

Marion said...

Hi Sue once again a stunning card ,and as others have said could be a male card with out the bow.
Marion

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the way you have used the dies but I find it too dark for me I would have liked more the lighter colour.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
So very elegant in these colourways. These dies are so versatile.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card very dramatic as others have said without the bow would make a fabulous male card. I really like the stick pin so elegant.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant card

beachie said...

Hi Sue
beautiful, love the die used today, very versatile. That pin is fantastic and really finishes off the card and that beautiful bow.
Audrey x

Bea said...

hi Sue - your card is gorgeous - as always- and you have certainly sold me on these squares as I have been dithering about them til now.

HiggiSue said...

Beautiful love the colours. Very dramatic too

Rose in Chester said...

It's everything Annx without an "e" said.......... absolutely gorgeous. Marvellous squares are one of my favourite dies, the possibilities are endless - every little bit of the cuts can be used.

Kate's Cards said...

You really love your bows don't you!!!!

Sandra F said...

I love this card. It's gorgeous Sue,.

Carol H said...

Gorgeous card love the square dies they are so beautiful

hotpotato said...

lovely card and such elegant colours.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Oohhhh I really like this one Sue, I have this set of dies, I can feel a CASE coming on!

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful elegant card
love the colours they go so well together
I always tend to put black with white or silver
but the gold is gorgeous will definately
trying this. Nancyd xx

lindyloo12 said...

Another stunning card, how do you do it?

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I love this die another die on my list, it's my birthday today so maybe if I ask I wii get one lol. The stick pin is absolutely georgeous.
Hugs x

gwen70 said...

Love those marvellous square dies, looks like another investment looming, really gorgeous card

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
What a luxurious, elegant card. Love the soft gold.
Erica x

Happy birthday to Heather T.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another winning card ,so neat and the colors are beautiful.

Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is beautiful and as you say very opulent. The stick pin is beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

guffie said...

love the card, the colours are stunning. a very rich and elegant card xx gail from eastbourne

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful, I love the black and gold colour scheme and you're right about the dies -they are fabulous. Maddy x

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue that could be used for so many occasions. Pat x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, must add these dies to my wish list, the stick pin is gorgeous.Take care, Jess.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue.

Absolutely gorgeous. So elegant. The pin is the icing on the cake . X

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
The marvelous square dies are lovely, Made a beauitiful card.
Margaret L

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Wow another black and gold card I think these look so rich plus no bow and you have a mans card
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xox

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, a very elegant classic looking card today. Love the colour combo. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

So much elegance in this card. Love the colours and the stick pin is beautiful. YvonneMayxx

Maryann said...

Another stunner here Sue. I just love these dies, they makaes soo awesome fronts and can be used in soo many ways, and this card is gorgeous.

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, A very elgegant and classy card, the colours are rich and oppulent. The Marvellous Square dies are beautiful as you say such detail. Well done to Linda the stick pin is gorgeous.
Without a bow would make a great male card. Your inspiration is endless, thank you.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love most of your cards but not the "bereavement" ones. Would love to see some happy spring coloured ones to cheer us all up.
Mary. Durham

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and the hat pin does suit that card so well.

Crafty Nanna said...

ooh beautiful, such a striking card Sue, really gorgeous, I so wish I could afford to have a lot more dies. Would make a stunning card for a man if changed slightly too, very adaptable

AnneRD said...

Such a dramatic card; Linda's pin suits it so well. Anne

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning Card, I love the Marvelous squares and you give us a new twist to using them every time. I must try this one
hugs
Carol x

Maggie said...

Such glamour and style. For a very special friend I feel. Would make a really pretty square card as well. Must give it a go. xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A great card today !! Without the bow I think this would make a lovely card for a man to. The marvelous squares dies look great and I think I will have to invest in them at some time in the future. Happy crafting Love Tres x x x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, you may class this card as simple but I must say simple and stunning.

Love
June xx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a stunning,simple and easy to do card,that's my kind of card!! I love the marvelous squares and have used them a lot and the stick pin is gorgeous even though I've never used them myself!! And without the bow it would be great for a mans card,maybe use twine instead,might have to give that a go now!! Lol love lesley xx

AnnR said...

Very decadent, sophisticated card Sue

salem said...

very elegant

Meg said...

What a stunning card Sue.
I love the stick pin that Linda gave you...lucky girl.


Margaret O
xxx

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely. The die is spot on, and the black on black is georgous, with a lift from cream and gold. Yum yum.

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful Sue - and aren't you lucky to have friends giving you stick pins like that? ;)

lilygee said...

A lovely card sue
love lilygee xx

MRS DUCK said...

I have only been following a few months but have to say this is one of my favourite cards. Sometimes, less is definitely more. What a smasher.

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great card.
Those dies are really lovely :)

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Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue,

Fab-u-lous!!! I have been taking photos of your designs and because January is such a flat month I'm going to have a wonderful time using your ideas for many crafty sessions to make cards in advance! Thank you!

Hugs, Belinda x

howdy said...

so elegant.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A very classy card, stunning. Love the colours and the stick pin is a great finishing touch. Hugs, Carol S.xx

lainey said...

Classic!!! lainey x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A very opulent elegant and gorgeous card Sue I love everything about it Beautiful xXx

Jill Liddle said...

Absolutely beautiful

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful - classy,opulent and regal. Love the colours and well done to Linda for the stick pin - it's relly lovely and adds to your card. Love the Marvellous Squares but never thought of using the "waste" like this - thanks for another tip!

Ita said...

Hi sue Stunning card again and the soft gold and black work so well with the dies,,the hat pin is fantastic,all is singing to me
Smiles
Ita

Paper Junkie said...

I love the use of the glitter card as it doesn't shed. A lovely card to send to a friend - but it would have to be a VERY special friend to part with that gorgeous stick pin! X

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the black and gold colours ,so so so pretty.Laura O

Sue E said...

A very 'classy' card

Didleydimo m said...

Hi Sue. Love the soft gold on the black. Lovely combo. A fab card to send to a fab friend! xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue..Stunning card!! I haven't seen these dies before, so now I've got the internet back will have to go and have a look for them..:)..Have a great day..Carole..xxx

AmeliaMcKinlay said...

Good afternoon Sue
What a beautiful morning it is up here in Glasgow.
Your black and cream card is beautiful but then all your cards are brilliant.
You wouldn't know which one to chose
Amelia:-)

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
As always your cards are marvellously beautiful! It is a lovely sight to see, presently in the hospital on a drip!!! I'm loving the whole ensemble, especially the square dies and the pin! Thank you Sue, for your effort in posting your cards and your ideas everyday for all of us! God bless you always!
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
As always your cards are marvellously beautiful! It is a lovely sight to see, presently in the hospital on a drip!!! I'm loving the whole ensemble, especially the square dies and the pin! Thank you Sue, for your effort in posting your cards and your ideas everyday for all of us! God bless you always!
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
The black and gold does give an opulent feel - reminds me of the colours associated with my favourite Art Deco period. Gorgeous card.
Sue

Cecily said...

Fantastic card Sue love the colours when will you be back on our screens missing your inspiration

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - thank you so much for putting the soft gold with the black - I love this card. The gold certainly softens the black beautifully and I love the ribbon and would recognise my blog buddies stick pins anywhere!!!

Hugs Sue Pxxx

maxine h said...

OOOOhhhhhhh I've just bought these dies can't wait to get using them now lol. Love the card as always, and love the use of glitter card on this one.
Big hugs
Max xx

CathyinMN said...

Such a pretty and elegant card. Love the stick pin -- it's the perfect final touch.

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Wow what an elegant card and so effective too
Margaret

BattyCrafter said...

Gorgeous card as usual, Sue! The variety and beauty never cease to amaze me, thanks for sharing x

Anonymous said...

You've done it again Sue and created a beautiful, rich looking card. Black and gold are terrific together and the glitter card brings a Christmassy feel to it.
Val C xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

A really special looking card today and I now have the Marvellous Squares - when I get the chance to sit down and have a day to myself!!
love from Jackie D

lynda said...

Hi Sue what a lovely elegant card
and that stick pin is gorgeous and love the gold and black.The marvelous square die set mm i think i will have to buy myself a Christmas prezzie lol
Hugs Lynda x

Christine said...

I have these dies and haven't used them yet. Must get to it, a card like this would be a great place to start.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Maid of Kent said...

A lovely elegant card, suitable for so many occasions with just a change of sentiment. Hugs Ann

Patricia said...

Good Afternoon Sue.
Another stunning creation, love the whole concept of this one. I have and love these dies.
GREAT!! you are back with us soon.
Sorry!! Spellbinder shows are not the same without you. I watch the others but somehow they do not have the sparkle that you have.
Have a Great Evening

Patricia xx

karenlotty said...

LOve it! I'm so pleased to see another card using the majestic squares I only have a couple of dies - I'm a newbie - but I have these ones and need all the inspiration I can get

Jules said...

Lovely card sue! I love the black and gold combo! Love Jules x

Anonymous said...

Love the black and gold, might have to put these dies on my Christmas list now!

Mol x

iggy said...

love it.....nice card as per usual. I think I may have to get the square set.....lovely lovely card

Kylemore Kards said...

Another lovely card. Must look for a set of those new square dies, they're beautiful. Thanks again Sue. Luv Hil xo

Janice K said...

Beautiful and would make a great sympathy card, x

Jane said...

Love the marvelous Square dies. Lovely card.

Jane xx

happy2craft said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
A beautiful, elegant card, so expensive looking black and gold.
Are you looking forward to coming home? We are soooo looking forward to seeing you again, the shows are definitely not the same without you. Enjoy the rest of your visit with Mum.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Jean Cockburn said...

Another very classy card Sue, I love the colours.xx Jean

Christine Harrop said...

I think Marvellous Squares are one of my favourite dies!! This is gorgeous. Christine x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another great card and stick-pin is wonderful, can we get over here?
God bless
JanNxx

sued99 said...

Wow. an absolutely fab card. Those marvelous squares are truly............marvelous!

tracy w said...

Hello Sue
what a fab card i love the set of dies tracy w xx

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,
Such an opulent design really rich colours. That pin is amazing.
When are you bsck - the shows at the weekend were not the same.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Norah McPhee said...

What a beautiful opulent card Sue. It is definitely showing such elegance that you could send it to someone who is really posh and their butler would present it on a silver salva. Thank you for the continuous inspiration.

melanie said...

Beautiful card can`t wait for you back in dec on tv .Melanie

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, the black and gold look absolutely stunning. I just love this card. Hugs Sam xxx

Claveh said...

Very elegant, I love it, without the bow would be great for a man's card. Lovely. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another elegant card today, where do you get your inspiration from because I'd like just a tiny piece of it, thanks again.Avis D

Anne O said...

What a lovely card! One of my favourites. I have these dies and they are fab. So versatile and loads of combinations. Best wishes, Anne O

magpie said...

Oh wow! Beeeeautiful card Sue x Those marvelous squares are lovely & how lucky are you to have your blog friend Linda giving you such a gorgeous stick pin! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Wow this is so striking Sue, very rich looking. I love the black glitter card.

Michelle E xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, such a striking card today, love that champagne ribbon and stick pin x

Vie Carter said...

What a lovely card and love the stick pin - beautiful

Vie
x

Barbara said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! I have this set of dies but havent used them yet, I will now! Those stick pins are gorgeous too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner from you and I do love the stick pin.
Regards
Caroline MacH

nikkib said...

Lovely, elegant and gorgeous.....

Sue Parish said...

Another stunner and it's those Marvellous Squares again! They're on my wish list but I should be buying Christmas presents!
Love the black and gold and that wonderful stick pin, button and bow,
Sue xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This is absolutely beautiful :)

moonsea said...

I now have this set of dies - so know what I can do with them thanks to you! A very glamorous colour combo. I love the stick pin. I have bought some gold and silver lapel pins, which you can push beads etc onto (with the help of a little strong adhesive). When the end cap is in place - there are no sharp points. Bought them from GJBeads.

Paula Gale said...

I LOVE this card Sue.

I'm quite sold on those Marvellous Squares and am thinking that I may be the owner of those sometime... They have the look of a die set that isn't 'flavour of the month', but has the longevity of an everyday, but special, die set.

I'm glad you said that the card colour was soft gold and I don't think it comes across like that in the first photo - in fact, I thought you'd used the celery again... I appreciate that this time of year it's really hard to get a decent picture! But then in the summer - you end up casting your own shadow on things...

Now that bow; I don't think that I will ever tire of seeing those silky crush bows or the bling you pop in the centre... but in particular this gold colour with the black is so sophisticated, it makes for a very expensive and elegant card.

I definitely like this one... (not that I don't like the others you understand) lol!!!

Hugs
Paula x x x

wendy hewings said...

Elegant and classy, Mu Mum in law would love this one.

ang said...

beautiful card , love the dies set another to add to the wish list angxxx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
this is a really beautiful and elegant card. I love the richness of the black and gold.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue really like this card is lovely
hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue really like this card is lovely
hugs chris x

Krystyna Kulesza said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely LOVE this card and think this is the best yet! Truly Beautiful, love the die, will have to invest again!! WOW! :)

yorkshiresue said...

Fabulous card,one of my favourites.
The decorative pin is lovely too. Well done to your Blog friend
Hugs
Sue XXX