Monday, 26 November 2012

One For The Girls

Good morning all!  The pendulum has swung back the other way from yesterday's guy card.  It is all girlie today.  I started with the background, which was created by inking the Mystic Embossibility folder with Tattered Rose distress ink (faux letterpress technique).  I ran it through the GC to transfer the ink to my peach coloured card (you can see it best in the last pic as it is tone on tone mostly).  I extended it by lining up the pattern and doing a few more inches in the same fashion.  I used a piece of cream Duchess lace from Creative Expressions on the side to give it a soft vintage feel.  Using the Labels 20 set and milk coloured card, I lined up the three largest dies in the set and taped them in place and cut them.  This gave me two frames and a smaller label shape (which I didn't use for this card.)  With the two frames, I added foam mounting pieces to the back.  The larger frame had an extra layer to give it the most dimension as I wanted an inverse stairstep look for this card.  I stamped the labels 20 Justrite Kindness set on to a scrap piece of decorative paper and white embossed it.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink so it would show up better.  I glued this piece to my background and added my stairstepped frames over it.  I tied a double bow with the cream silky crush ribbon, added a couple of stick pins and one of the new frosted peach Dazzlers to the centre.  As usual, I pierced the edges for a finished look.  Ah, back in my comfort zone!  All for now, Sue x



174 comments:

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, pale pretty, delicate and the lace is stunning, my type of card

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - just lovely. Labels 20 is on its way - now I just need the matching stamps!
Rgs
Clare W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely feminine card, great colour tones. Bx

auscrafts said...

beautiful card Sue

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, I made a card yesterday with Labels Twenty and the Justrite stamps and I loved making it. These dies are beautiful so I see more cards on their way. Your card of course is stunning as usual and love the way you achieved the background will have to try that. Keep them coming.

Wilma x x

Maryann said...

WOUW I´m certainly early today.
Your card is so beautiful Sue and nice to see such a girly one this time. My granddaughter is totally in awe about this here right now, but it´s also really beautiful. Great work as usual hun.

Eemeli said...

Way too girly for my taste :) But the overall looks beautiful so with different colors I think this would be such a darling.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Hellma said...

Love todays card Sue.

Linda said...

what a lovely card
hugs Linda

Jan.moogie said...

A gorgeous card Sue Love it. x

fame01 said...

hi sue hope you are well .. well i love this card right up my street..girly!!!!fantastic .. hugs sarah .. xx

CraftyAnn said...

Just love this card, it's stunning.
Take care.

CraftyAnn said...

Just love this card, it's stunning.
Take care.

Heather said...

Very pretty indeed Sue!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty girlie card and I love the colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Victoria said...

I liked yesterday's card, but this one is even nicer! Love the Dazzlers. I've bought a whole lot of them and they're really beautiful.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
What a pretty feminine card I have these peach dazzlers and they are stunning in real life, it's a case of one for me and one for crafting lol.
Hugs x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
love the design and the colours!
Beautiful work!
Love Marg

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Ah, right nack in my comfort zone, too! Beautiful card!
Spent a lovely day yesterday producing numerous Christmas trees 2012, white, soft gold, white frosty, gold frosty, ready for assembly; could do with a day of poinsetta production now.
Monday morning and work just not wellcome to-day...
Thank you again for sharing with us
Spell-crafters your wonderful skill and elegant taste.
Lis xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, lovely and as you said, one for the girls. Hugs SOnia x

jacqui said...

Great card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
WOW a really girly card, Love the embossing and Labels 20 dies with a gorgeous bow, lace and bling, A real winner again Sue. You designs are so inspirational, just keep them coming, THANK YOU
Have a great day, Love BrenLel

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty girlie card, soft tones and a huge bow.....just lovely.
Donna Jones

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful colours and textures. I need to add Labels 20 to my wish list. Take care.

joy said...

Hi Sue
Just love this card the stamp is lovely to.
I am going to treat myself to the stamp/
joyce.r

val jones said...

Good Motning Sue. Another Sue special. Everything about it is beautiful.

Val in Spain xxx

maxine h said...

I just love the labels 20 dies and matching stamps they are just so versatile. I havent tried the faux letterpress technique yet (still lol)but I must try it cos it always looks great.
As always you are a great inspiation Sue, so THANK YOU :-)
Big hugs
Max xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Now this is definitely my kind of card! Love it!

love Jean x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful, delicate looking card

June x

Anonymous said...

Yes, very girly, but don't we all know very girly girles?! Love your peach, Sue, it's just gorgeous.
Labels 20 ordered - can't wait.
Got project book - very classy.
Don't do home decor but could be tempted with the steam punk look.
Julia's card wonderful - and of course all of yours! But think we're better served with the PartiCraft blog!!!!!

'P' in Wales

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Lin W said...

Must try this way of embossing,looks effective.
xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautifully coloured embossed card, I love the stepping frames, and the gorgeous bow and vintage lace finish this card off beautifully, it's gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very girly, love the soft pink.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful with a capital B and no mistake, love this one.
Margaret

Jane said...

Beautiful Sue I love it frilly and feminine.

Jane xx

Val said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Val x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful girlie card today lovin the pale pink and my favourite labels 20 shape and guipure lace gorgeous.........

Hugs Annx without an "e"

wendy hewings said...

This is just Beautiful, lOve the soft background

Joesgrandma said...

This is so beautiful Sue. Love the nesties and the sentiment and the gorgeous colours.

Rose in Chestere said...

I love it, Sue. They're growing on me...............

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful treat to start a very dull and wet Monday - If anyone says they do not like this then I don't know what would. The whole card is so gentle and loving and the sentiment is so so true. Thank you for starting my day.
Janet x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card and verse , and the colors so calming .

Elaine H X

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue - deliciously girlie! Pat x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
As Janet has said a lovely start to a wet morning.
Love the way you have used the dies and the colours are so pretty, this is one I'll attempt except the piercing just can't get the hang of it no matter how much I try.
Have a good day.
Lydia.
X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, a pleasure to look at. I love those colours. Your bows always look fantastic.
Audrey x

Izzwizz said...

Just beautiful! Maddy x

kimberley said...

The colours are beautiful Sue and the card is sooo pretty just like the lady who made it,well done again Sue,take care,x.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the soft colour and the labels 20 die but still not into the big bow .
Marion

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Card Sue, Thanks I need to get into the stamping. Mabex

hotpotato said...

stunning

Sue Kinson said...

Yet another beautiful card Sue, it
is so good to be given some inspirations for cards as sometimes we do get mental blocks.
Best Wishes
Sue x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
So pretty and feminine.Just lovely.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

This card has the Wow factor. Beautiful and delicate. X

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue,
wonderful card, really pretty
hugs Lynn

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Ooooo what a gorgeous girly card; so feminine and fanciful. I love it!
Erica x

gwen70 said...

Stunning Sue, so pretty and girly, love it

Clare said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Clare x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, once again. Lovely card, very girlie, I must get my labels 20 out and use them again, you are such an inspiration, take car, Jess x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What else do we need,, delicate, light and girlie, with a bow - a fantastic card as always.

Love Rosemarie xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

What a pretty delicate card Sue xXx

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful gentle card. xx Flora

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Catch up time love the cards over the weekend and Saturdays Frosty Forms is ready for me to do today.
Todays girlie card is lovely sooo pink
I put my order in yesterday for C E project book and stamps, yummy can't wait for them to come
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xox

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb card today. Just love everything about. The colours are just fab. Very girly right up my street.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maggie said...

Thought you wouldn't be able to keep away from the pretty colours and frilly bits for long. A lovely card with such a delicate design. Oh for more time to play. xx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE LOVE THE PINK COLOUR

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love the design colour and sentiment xx hazel

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love the soft colour of this card. I love inking my folders but have not tried tone on tone. Will give it a go. Thanks. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Leslee said...

Wow!
My spirits are lifted this morning. had ,a bad week with my terminally ill father and been unable to log on or make any cards.,but this morning i am greeted with your beautiful creation Sue, thank you.
Leslee

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
This card is just beautiful, I love it, thank you x

Anonymous said...

This card is so you Sue and so me!! Love it YvonneMayxx

Kate's Cards said...

Pretty!!

Sandra F said...

It's a stunning card Sue. xx

nancyd said...

morning Sue,a beautiful card love the
pink and the embossing folder looks
great don't know if I have this one
must check. Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunner of a card - I love the colours.
Beverley W

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card again. Emma

dutchess said...

Morning Sue from a soggy Selby...we are all on flood alert today and it's still raining...
today's card is so lovely, I have just received my stamp set and this was just the inspiration I needed to get going a lovely soft feminine card so beautiful, I may even persuade myself to use a dazzler...so far all I have done is stroke them...LoL...hugs

HiggiSue said...

Vrry pretty

Anonymous said...

LoveIt, Love It, LoveIt!! This is my type of card. I love that colour - am nipping out at lunch time to buy Tattered Rose!! Ranger should give you shares! Sue of Worcester

Bosquie said...

must get my labels 20 working again, as I just love the shape. This may be the push I need to get crafting again XX

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, Gorgeous card with a beautiful bow. Once 'ive finished Christmas my labels 20 and matching stamps will be very busy. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Oh yessssss! Beautiful card, any girl would treasure this one! So delicate and feminine.

Hugs, Belinda. X

lindyloo12 said...

Hiya Sue A beautiful card for the ladies, lovely delicate colours which work so well, as does the design. You have certainly made me realise the potential of my labels 20 dies!

camelot67 said...

Morning Sue,

This is such a beautiful card - I love it. I think it reinforces the fact that I simply have to get this die and the matching stamps.
Margaret

Laura O said...

fantastic card Sue ,really pretty.Laura O

guffie said...

wha a very pretty girlie card love it all xx gail from eastbourne

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue this card is back in my comfort zone. I love girlie cards. And this one is beautiful one and i must say ive have made so lovelt card using the labels 20. And i love your projects in the new project book.

Debs Artliff

Carol Clarke. said...

Hi Sue
Another girlie stunning card, can't wait for christmas for my Label 20 and Justrite stamp. Love the way you have achieved the beautiful background - I must try it.
Hugs
Carol x

salem said...

elegant card love the colors

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, lovely girlie card and will be using this one soon. Think we tend to forget at times how to use our dies for frames.

Love June
xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

morning Sue,
What a pretty delicate cardnot waiting any longer off to order labels 20 lol

simplystylishstamping said...

Simply stunning

Ali xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
A truly beautiful girlie card. Love all of the colours of the new dazzlers.

l said...

I LIKE your 'comfort zone' Sue. I'm still waiting for my matching stamps, they are taking forever to get here.

Helen VofG said...

Gorgeous card this morning.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - Lovely "Comfort Zone" card Sue. Labels twenty is my favourite die. and you do such wonderful creations with it. Thanks
Val C Xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card to start the week.
love from Jackie D

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card for the girls, it's beautifully girlie just what I like!
I love the background I've not tried that type of technique (the faux letterpress) I will have to try it as its so effective.

Thanks for more labels twenty inspiration!

Best wishes from
Katie-Lou. X


Ita said...

Morning Sue,Stunning card again the colours are fantastic and I love the peach dazzler
Smiles
Ita

moonsea said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card. I love the way you have printed the background. I think another instruction is called for!

Love, Lynne

moonsea said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card. I love the way you have printed the background. I think another instruction is called for!

Love, Lynne

susan ward said...

love the way you have inked theembossing folder xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, so feminine and delicate.
Margaret L

Jackie Calvert said...

How pretty this is, and the colours are georgous.
xx

Vie Carter said...

Love this card

Vie
x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Loving your comfort zone, a beautiful girlie card. Love the soft delicate colour and lace. This has brightened up a dull drizzly Monday morning.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

AnnR said...

I love this- it has given me inspiration that was very much unavailable to me today. Thank you

Clarissa said...

Another beautiful card. Just love that soft pink.
Clarissa. X

iggy said...

WOW, this is a very girly girl card whilst still being demure too. love it. many thanks as always

Jill Liddle said...

Very pretty colours used in this card. Very nice, very nice indeed.

Anonymous said...

So girlie gorgeous!! I'm just wondering if you can addicted to this blog, I have to look here first before I even open my e mails!!

Mol x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A very beautiful card for today !! I love every thing about it. It is very pretty and feminine. I love the colours to. Labels 20 is a really lovely shape and cutting frames and building up the layers just looks wonderful. I love your double bow to. Showing us all the ideas that are possible with the labels 20 dies and stamps shows us just how very versitile they really are. Thanks for your continued inspiration. Love Tres x x x

Sandybee said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours

xx Sandra

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue what a lovely girly card and the colours are so soft and pretty,I still live in hope that you will bring us a coloured card pack!! Labels 20 is top of my list with the stamps next love lesley xx

Maid of Kent said...

This is such a pretty card, love it.

Claveh said...

Wow, this is pretty in pink, I love it, so sophisticated! xxx

3362Jan said...

Oh, Sue.This is scrumptious. Just love the whole card. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan

howdy said...

i dont like pink but i love this card!

Christine said...

Gorgeous, feminine and elegant.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

magpie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Sue! Love the peach x Thought I had some white embossing powder but nope! I love those justrite stamps....a few hints to my husband me thinks....!!! Thank you Sue for the inspiration xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Oops! Sorry! Tattered Rose! xx Love Karen xx

Didleydimo m said...

Love the tattered rose, used it loads on my wedding stationary earlier this year. Really like this card - so pretty in pink! xx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Not a particularly girlie lover but this is lovely ...love the colours

bev.tooth said...

i don't think there is a single card that you've made that i don't like. WONDERFUL as usual Sue

Jan Caven said...

Oh Sue, this is such a beautiful card, you have outdone yourself with this one. Gorgeous.
Hugs
Jan

Floss said...

Hi Sue, I'm not a pink person but just one word, 'BEAUTIFUL'.

Marianna Hammer said...

Awww this is pretty. It's just perfect :)

Karen R said...

Lovely, what a pretty card xx

Jules said...

I love this card Sue! I adore the labels 20 and you've shown a lot of ideas on how you can use them. Thank you!

Patricia said...

Hi Sue,
I really must get my Labels 20 Dies and stamps out and make more with them after the job I had actually getting them.
Love this card right up my street might just have to take a bit inspiration form this.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Vick said...

WOW Sue i love your feminine cards they are so elegant and classy, i love those JustRite stamps that match the dies but cannot afford either before Christmas, however, they will be bought in January i can assure you cause i have fallen in love with them!! Hugs, Vick xxx
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Gail said...

Hi Sue, a very delicate card! I can see you are back in your comfort zone.. Love it.
Gail C . x

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,

Well your comfort zone is always a good place for us all. This card is amazing - love the tone on tone.
Wil be adding the labels 20 stamps to my stash real soon.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

cebelica said...

Very beautiful! Hugs! xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a truly beautiful card!! Very girlie, very feminine, very gorgeous!!! Love Sam xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , lovely card so delicate Jean Z xx

Heather said...

Very pretty in pink Sue

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous! Love, Julia xxxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, love labels 20 but havn't got the stamps yet, on my wish list which is getting longer by the minute!! Everything about this card is gorgeous, so feminine, I love it x

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
I am late today. I need some new words to descibe my thoughts. I have worn out the words, beautiful, stunning, lovely, brilliant, fabulous, gorgeous. Going to check a dictionary!!
Until I can come up with another word, today's card is STUNNING.
Hope you are well.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, love the card.

tracy w said...

Hello Sue
love this one i have labels 20 so i might try to do one at the weekend thankyou for the cards you do Tracy w x

CathyinMN said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

Janice K said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, I love the colours and lacy elements which give it such a feminine look. x

Karen Edwards said...

Loving the pink, makes a lovely refreshing change> Love the sentiment as well, i dont have that set

Freda said...

This one is really pretty.

Carole Z said...

Evening Sue, another true beauty of a card! Stunning, Carole Z X

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card Sue your talent is endless.
Take Care
Theresa x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Oh! how fresh and beautiful today's card is :D Thank you for sharing, it brought a big smile to my face :D
SueH.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card and in my favourite colours I can't wait to try and do one like this.

jennywren1947 said...

love this card sue must have a go doing this many thanks
hugs chris x

Paula Gale said...

This is beautiful and feminine (rather than girly) Sue. Love the stepping in of the dies and those silky bows.

Paula x x x

melanie said...

Wow just love this and like what you have done with the dies .Melanie

Ayelet Barkay said...

So beautiful! Great color!
I love the background :)

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely card, so pretty. Love inking the embossing folders, gives a lovely finish.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Craftychris said...

Loving the pink and white and that bow is gorgeous! xx

Sue C said...

Ooooh, very very girlie, beautiful xx

Linda said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Sue! The sentiment is fabulous too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue Parish said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the background, the die (of course) and the bow - that scrummy Dazzler looks good enough to eat!
The Duchess lace is a bit of a sore point at the moment - I ordered it from Create and Craft over a month ago (16th October!) but it never came and my 3 emails were not replied to either. Grrrrrr! Wishing I'd got it from Sam or Julia now!
Sue xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue what a lovely gorgeous feminine card love the labels 20 set as much as you .and the background very pretty.
Hugs Lynda x

Su said...

Fab colour and definitely a 'girlie' card. The more I see of these stamps, the more I'd like to have some of them.... another addition to my ever-growing wishlist - lol!

Su (Soop)

Meg said...

What a very pretty card. I love the colours and the stamped labels.

Margaret O

dragonswing said...

Such a pretty card. I love the colors and the delicate nature.

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
Always love your girly cards.
I'm sure you are conjuring up another feast for our eyes while you are in the States. Are you spending Christmas there? x

Barbara said...

Very pretty, thought it was pretty in pink but its just as pretty in peach. Labels 20 seems to be the most popular die at the moment!!!

ElaineC said...

Lovely card as always Sue. Inspiration every day - thank you! Elaine C

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Such a beautiful card - I would be over the moon to receive a card as gorgeous as this one.

Diana

Anonymous said...

Definitely one for the girls with the pretty bow and lace. Such a beautiful shade of pink and the pearls are just perfect.

Michelle E xx

Helen said...

Fabulous card, after the project book I didn't think you could top it, but you have proved me wrong again. It is a truly gorgeous card. Love Helen

Debra W said...

Another stunnng card in my favourite colours. Debra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I just love it when you put the labels onto yourcards. I have ordered labels 20, cant wait for it to arrive. So long for now
Avis D

AnneRD said...

So pretty, lovely colours. Anne

Fuchsia said...

Simply Beautiful !