Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Merci Beaucoup

Hi everyone!  What a lovely response to yesterday's news!  I had so many emails asking about where to purchase the new project book.  It will be shipping to the stockists that order it beginning today so hopefully you will be able to find it in just a few days!  For today's card, a favourite buckle card ( you know how I love making these!)  Labels 20 is a perfect shape to use for a buckle card too.  First I stamped the matching JustRite stamps (from the Kindness set) on to red card using a black archival ink pad.  I stamped one of the largest stamps and two of the smaller sized stamps and cut them out with the matching dies.  I used a circle die to cut the centres out of each of them.  I then stamped the smallest stamp from the Fleur de lis JustRite set on white card with a black archival pad.  I cut a long white strip and matted it with a black piece and cut the ends into forks.  I pierced the sides of the black mat on my strip for a nice accent. I added black Nestabling to the largest label shape.   Laying the three labels 20 pieces in a row, I wove the strip through them so it holds them together.  I used a bit of mounting foam on the back to hold them all into place.  I added my white sentiment piece to the centre going in the opposite orientation.  I embossed a white background using the elusive Tied Together folder and extended it to make it slightly larger.  I put 3mm black pearls at all the intersections in the background.
I added a few small black swirls in the upper and lower corners for accents.  I matted the card with some red and black card to help frame it before finishing with my pierced white layers.  I think this one would work well for those hard to craft for men, what do you think?  All for now, Sue x


148 comments:

Pam said...

A very opulent card today Sue - the red buckle is very rich and some french too - OO La La.

Missmizog said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Sue. I love red and black together.
Sue

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful and elegant card with a French twist. Love the red and black. x

auscrafts said...

beautiful and very rich looking with those colours

Vick said...

Oh WOW Sue what a stunning card, i simply must save up and get those label dies and Just Rite stamps cause they look so elegant and classy!! and no matter what colours or composition you place them in they still look awesome, pretty much foolproof really, which means i can make a good card with them too hahaha, hugs honey and ty for your blogposts
hugs, Vick xxx
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SUzanne Thomas said...

Bore Da Sue What an elegant card. I absolutely love black and red together. Cannot wait till the end of the week. Congratulations Sue .

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, very French flavour today, I see Tied Together folder raising its head once more, it's so beautiful as is your card today. Just adore it.

Wilma x x

Donna Jones said...

Bonjour Sue,
C'est magnifique!, (that's about all I can remember from my French lessons). I agree it would be a nice card for a man.

Donna Jones

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card today. It's quite simple and elegant and i love the colour scheme too. Hugs Sonia x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
What an opulant card very elegant.
I agree labels 20 are simply ace.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a striking card - very masculine I think - just what I needed! More card ideas for men please!
Rgs
Clare W

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I love this card it catches sone's attention and just makes me smile. Off to London for the day...cheers

fame01 said...

OH SUE A GREAT LOOKING CARD I LOVE THE INSPRATION YOU GIVE TO US ALL .HUGS SARAH .. XX

jacqui said...

Fantastic card Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning, love the design and colours. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a gorgeous card, love the colours. My wish list is getting longer and longer for no sooner do I purchase one thing off it, then I see something else to add to it. Thank you so much for sharing,x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely elegant card, must try making a buckle.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card must try it out often stuck fot men's cards but this will be great. Rita x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....A beautiful card...The colour's are lovely...I love the buckle will have to give this a try...You make it sound so easy....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Such a beautiful card, love red and black, love the labels die-cuts placed like that so the buckle goes through the centres, so ingenious. This card looks quite easy too, lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

An absolutely stunning card. Wow! X

HiggiSue said...

Another gorgeous card.I don't have the just right stamps but wondered can you achieve a similar result by using a background stamp if you stamp while the die is in place after cutting?

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a stunner, this is really striking, love the black and red.
Absolutely stunning, cannot think of any more to say. Thank you for the e-mail, you are just the best.
Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Karen R said...

Beautiful card yet again Sue, love the red and black combination xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. My top ten list of my favourite Sue cards has now reached about thirty. Love the deep rich red of this and the background is stunning.

Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Merci beaucoup to you too, Sue.Great card!! Mabex

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your buckle cards and the rich colour is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Yup, Sue, you really can't beat Labels 20 and Tied Together!
A great card, striking, lots of clear space.
I feel a Man Card coming on.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I have jsut realised that I was so excited with the news yesterday ..... I forgot to leave a message! I adore this card I would never of thought of using a circle die to cut the centres, I just love it! Thanks for the good news take care Love Michelle xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

A very striking card today! Love the red and black and as you say, would make a good male card.

love Jean x

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, wonderful colours! Stamping black on red looks really striking, must have a go. Maddy x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love todays card and the colours.
I have these dies so will try and make the card.
joyce.e

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
WOW I love today's card it is so classy and perfect for the men in our lives. In answer to HiggiSue's question before I had my Justrite stamps I did use a background stamp. How I achieved a similar look was, I cut a small oval mask out of a post it note, cut and embossed a label 20 then placed the oval in the middle of the die cut and stamped it using my background stamp. You can then stamp in the blank space when you remove the mask or cut the middle out using a smaller die. Hope this helps.
Hugs x

Christine Harrop said...

Love these buckle cards and the red and black is just so classy. Christine x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another very striking card. Love the colours on this. I really like the buckle effect . You dont know how tempting you make all these dies !!!!
Audrey x

sarah hyett said...

A really lovely card. Love the colour scheme too. X

maxine h said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a striking card today, I love it and sooooooo good for those oh so difficult mens cards. I love the colours together so classy I'm going to try this one, haven't made a "buckle" card before but what a great idea. I need a Thank you card for my friend too so I'm going to make one in pink and black too.
Big hugs
Max xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the red and black.

Clare x

Rose in Chester said...

DITTO..........
LOVE IT.......

Sandra F said...

Love the card Sue. xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Doesn't this remind you of a poppy? and given we have just had Remembrance Day what an appropriate card. I have yet to remember to stamp my dies so this is another into my 'to do folder'. A truely wonderful card and certainly fits the bill for the awkward males in our lives!!
Janet x

lainey said...

love love love it Sue!! clever idea. lainey x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a stunning card i agree with you it can be used for male or female cards i kmow its a buckle card but it looks so differant to the ond that you have done in the past. Take care sue.

Debs Artliff

Julia Watts said...

Stunning! Love, Julia xxxx

Jean Johnston said...

I really like this card, so elegant and, as you say, very suitable design for a man's card. Looking forward to getting the project book.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card today-love the colours.

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow this is another stunning card,the red and black make it look so dramatic love it!! Labels 20 is the top of my wish list and the justrite stamps is next love lesley xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card and so great for male cards stunning!

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, you are so clever I would never have thought of using this die in this way its brilliant! Love the colours as well. Hugs xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue...stunning!!! Carole Z X

Joesgrandma said...

Sumptuous! Hope that is spelled right! Live the detail, colours and the overall striking appearance of this piece Sue!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue lovely card again just love it H in Scotland

Lacelady said...

OOOh, Sue, it works a treat. I have my dies now, but I'm still waiting for the stamps to arrive. I love it, thank you.

Anonymous said...

This is a great card for men Sue. I would never have thought of using a circle die to cut through shapes - what an excellent idea. Cant wait to get the new book. Many thanks once again for all your inspiration, you are a genius - Yvonnexx

nannapat said...

Very elegant Sue and the red and black look lovely together - another classic. Pat x

bluebell said...

hi sue how exciting about the new book,will be looking for one. hope we will be abl to get it from the web site creative exspretions. nice card,noy shure about the red,love bluebell-flowerwood.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful elegant card
love the colours and this embossing
folder is on of my favourites.
Nancyd xx

Karen said...

Fantastic Card again Sue. My favourite colours & great card for the men in our lives.x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
wow card for me. Smashing.Like the long strip and what you have done with it. Brill work.Well done
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a fantastic card, I love the colour scheme and those stamps are beautiful. I must have a go at one of your buckle cards

Sue xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a beautiful clean and crisp card, as you said it would do for a man's card, but equally for anyone. It is beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Yes! I think a buckle can be masculine, especially when its the main feature like this card.
Looking forward to sourcing your book Sue!
LoveMarg

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card, fantastic. I must put these stamps on my wish list they make the dies look outstanding.
I have made a few buckle cards now after you published one on your blog a while ago I too love making them.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

love the card as always, i really must get that tied together folder judith x

Susan White said...

Morning Sue - love the red, black and white colour combo and can see more and more uses for the JustRight stamps with the labels set. Definitely going on my wish list!

Susan

Carol H said...

This is definitely a WOW card, just the the buckle and the colours.

guffie said...

Oh Sue it looks to me like their is a little touch of oo lala in this card, very rich colours and i just love that buckle feature ... brilliant card xx gail from eastbourne

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A very dramatic card today, so opulent and beautiful. Love it.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card as we always expect! Less gems ans a great mans' card! Hugs Carol S.xx

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love these buckle cards xx hazel

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue love the colors works so well with the french twist.

dutchess said...

certainly would work for the men ...black and red my 2nd fav combo...never thought of using the die as buckles!....and my favourite embossing folder...lovely card. hugs Margaret xxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very opulent, I love the buckle cards and the red and black go well together, great news about the book, early Christmas present! Take care, Jess xx

salem said...

lovely card

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today (as usual!). I love the red and black - an all time classic combination, so rich and opulent. I really like the buckle cards that you do - as you say great for men's cards. I really must try to get labels 20 & the stamps as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card,yes i agree it would be ideal for man card without the bling,
cheers Margaret T,x

Kate's Cards said...

Like!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Your card today is superb,

Take Care
Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, Now this is stunning and my type of card as not to much bling and ribbon. Its beautiful and elegant. Emma

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card love red and black. Tied Together is my favourite embossing folder it looks so elegant with the gem stones on. Love BrenLel

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful bold card today and super news and card yesterday. xx Flora

Jackie calvert said...

So lovely sue. Elegant, and I just love the colours

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card yet again and as you say a perfect card for the 'awkward' men xx Gail T xx

Ruthie said...

Its wonderfully ooo la la, and just like a puzzle, you are so clever.

Rebekah said...

I love love love this card! The red and black is lovely, so moulin rouge!

Rebekah

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Love this colour combo! So rich & sexy!!! Oo la la indeed! Your buckle cards look so good Sue, I really should start doing some myself as yours are always so striking. Have all the items required for this card except nestibling. Gonna have to get some. I wasn't sure about them at first, but really like the cards you've done using it. Claire xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab card today !! It looks very posh !! I love the labels 20 dies, and the matching stamps are great. What lovely patterns they are. I love the tied together folder to. I agree with what you say. It would make the perfect man's card. It is very elegant. Have a good day lots of love Tres x x x

lilygee said...

Those stamps are really great - love the buckle card and the colours.
love lilygee xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Well you taught me to do the buckle cards THANK YOU and i do loads then you come up with this one what a belter pardon the pun love it, tweaked a bit and wallah Xmas card lol!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Christine said...

An attractive card today, elegant and svelte, even for an old anti-buckle crafter like me!
It would also make a great males valentine card, with a little heart attached.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

CraftyJo said...

You asked "I think this one would work well for those hard to craft for men, what do you think?" - I think you're totally correct :) It would work for...almost any occasion, it's gorgeous.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...



Hi Sue
A perfect mans card love those stamps another thing to add to my list

Maid of Kent said...

Such a smart card, yes I think it would work very well for the men in our lives. Now to hunt down the project book. Hugs Ann

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card, a brilliant colour combination, Its a favourite.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, the center really pops from the white BG! Wonderful job on it! So beautiful!

Jill Liddle said...

Another absolutely stunning card. The colour, bling and everything else goes so well together.

nmty said...

HI Sue

lovely card, could work for a man. great news about the project book, hope my local craft store will stock it.

lv norma

Maryann said...

This is sooo beautiful Sue, really well done.

Bosquie said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours too. Will be looking at suppliers websites for the new book. Very excited.XX

Gail said...

Hi Sue, now that looks like a card that will be made time and time again. As you says very good for the men in our lives.
Gail C. x

Anonymous said...

I have recently purchased the JustRite kindness set so guess what I will be making this weekend! So classy and I think it will adapt well for Christmas.

Sandybee said...

I do like the buckle effect cards that you make Sue and todays colours are beautiful

xx Sandra

Paper Junkie said...

Wonderful rich colours and there is that fab tied together folder again! X

kimberley said...

really really like this one sue -i think the colours are fabulous!! don't know why you were surprised with yesterdays response.i heard a new word the other day which i think applies to you impeccably--YOU ARE OUR SHERO!!,take care,x

corinne said...

just waiting for my justrite stamp thank you for all your insperation have been making loads of cards and my brain aches!!! Hugs Corinne

CathyinMN said...

Your creativity blows me away! I don't know where you come up with all of these fantastic cards! Another winner!

Marlene said...

Love this card would have never thought of using labels 20 like that thanks for another winner

Anonymous said...

Another amazing card Sue do you never get a crafters block and sit down to create without any ideas! You are truly inspiring. with every card you bring us.
Val C Xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, a very lovely card i like it done with labels 20 it is elegant Jean Z xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, beautiful design and I love the colours you've used. Hugs Sam xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, beautiful design and I love the colours you've used. Hugs Sam xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

A lovely card, and yes, would be perfect for a man. I'm lucky I recently got the dies you have used there :)

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and love the colours.

Rg June x

Claveh said...

This card is lovely Sue, it is quite parisienne in colour and style, I don't know whether that was planned but nice touch! xxx

Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful

Mol x

Howdy said...

Lovely as usual

Janice K said...

I agree with you that this would make a great male card as we all know how difficult they can be! x

Eileena said...

Beautiful card Sue. One of your best I think..lovely colour combinations, suitable for anyone and any occasion. Xx

Vie Carter said...

Glad you had such a good response to the new venture, I knew you would, you have so many faithful followers

Today's card is lovely

Vie
x

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card this is. Such a show stopping look. Definitely a favourite and this is a card for anyone male or female. Love the stamped backgrounds. Must get some more justrite stamps.

Will email you later to ask where I can get the project book I forgot yesterday!

Best wishes

From Katie-Lou x

Laura O said...

love the background on this card and the beads on it .Laura O

Anonymous said...

You amaze me with the number of different cards you make, Sue!!! I love the new stamps and hope to get them when I have some cash again (I already have the labels twenty, so it's a perfect excuse for getting the stamps!!)
Anne with an E

magpie said...

"Wow!" soooo nice Sue to see your buckle cards again especially in the red & black. Very classy & elegant. Beautiful! Roll on for when the project book comes!!!! xx Love Karen xx

violetclouds said...

looking forward to seeing the new project book

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, thanks for replying to my e-mail about the Project Book. As for this card - well absolutely fab.
God Bless
JanNxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Hi Sue

Amazing card as ever! Can't wait for you book to arrive in the shops.

Michele.

Su said...

Striking card Sue - but 'not in your face' IYKWIM! Very appropriate for the difficult men, but equally for us ladies too!

Su (Soop)

tracy w said...

Hello Sue
what a beautiful card and elegant can not wait till tomorrow thankyou Tracy w

Jane said...

I absolutely love this card red is my favourite colour.

Jane xx

brenda said...

Another lovely card Sue, you have such imagination to design a different card every day, wish I had half your talent x

nikkib said...

and Merci Beaucoup to you too for all your inspiration . what a lovely colour and a great card.....

Meg said...

I do like the card Sue, the embossing folder is one of my favourites and the buckles are great, just think I would have left them without the black stamping on them.

Good luck with the projects book, it's bound to be a sell-out.

Margaret O
xxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Beautiful Sue Red and black always go so well together xXx

Barbara said...

Love the way you have placed the label 20 dies, dont know where you get your ideas from!!!Those dies have to be one of the most wanted sets thanks to you.

Tracie Carmody said...

Beautiful card. wish i could get that embossing folder x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card Sue the colours are lovely and make the 2 side die,s jump out at u lovely
hugs Chris x

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue

melody said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, Love the embossing folder one of the best I thinkk. Hugs Melody xXx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
This is a particularly stylish buckle card and , as you say, suitable for men's cards too. A great one to remember.
I'm so pleased we haven't got long to wait for the project book. Will enjoy the hunt but will have to be very quick to pounce on one as soon as they appear though! They are sure to sell very quickly,
Sue xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
The colours are lovely in this card. Red white and black always a winner.
Thanks for the inspiraton.
Joan B.

iggy said...

classy card.....colourful without going OTT......thank you as usual for sharing

Addicted to your blog said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours & the stamps look luscious! This is my favourite embossing folder so it's definitely a winner for me!

Alice xx

Paula Gale said...

Sue - wow

this is a seriously stunning card that looks like a lot of work went into it - you'll say 'not really' probably because you could do it in your sleep lol...

Can I just ask a question (don't worry if you can't get back to me - it's almost thinking out loud really) - are the just-right stamps all different depending on the size - and do they all have different centres for you to cut out? i.e. the smaller red sized labels you've cut have circle centres, whereas the larger one is cut with a smaller label and the one used for the centiment has what looks to be, a 'tag die' centre. I hope this makes sense.

It's truly a beautiful card which to me isn't something i'd send a man. It's very boudoir (especially with the merci beacoup sentiment) - LOVE it...

Paula x x x

Didleydimo m said...

Sorry - tried to leave a comment several times yesterday but couldn't, so here goes again. Oh la la tres chic!. Love the red and black contrast on this elegant card. xx

Tina C said...

Such a classy card. Can't wait to try it.

jordiegirl said...

Very nice card Sue.

Kiraneries said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Very chic Parisian look to it.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue must have missed a day last week??? did not see this is is
GORGEOUS, I must get these stamps...

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx