Saturday, 15 December 2012

A Girlie Swirlie Card!

Hi guys!  The weekend has come around fast hasn't it!  Not everything has gone to plan as I had hoped.  I have managed to get most things caught up, but I still need to do the big Blog Candy drawing which I will have to push back to Monday.  I had hoped to get it done and posted yesterday, but there just weren't enough hours in the day.  I promise it will be sorted by Monday afternoon sometime. Now for today's card, a real frilly one to be sure (right up my street!), the only thing missing is a ginormous bow! LOL  Even I couldn't find a place to put one!  I started with some dotty background paper from my stash (My Mind's Eye, I think?)  I used the Decorative Labels Eight to cut an aperture in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment on milk coloured card, then place the same label shape and the next size smaller die over my sentiment, centring them both around it.  I taped them into place, then placed the tan mat over them and the pink embossing plate and ran them through the GC machine to emboss the pattern without cutting it.  I inked the area showing through the dies with Tattered rose distress ink.  I added 3D mounting foam to my background piece and placed it over the sentiment, lining it up with the aperture area.   Next I cut a small border using a strip of decorative script paper and placing one of the edgeability inserts in the middle of it.  The insert cut out the small heart pattern only.  I placed a piece of matching paper behind the hearts and then used a milk coloured mat behind the border.  I taped it into place along the left side of my card.  I wrapped a piece of cream coloured scalloped lace around the bottom of the card.  Using the Spiral Flower three, I cut three flowers from two shades of felt (btw, Sam Poole carries the nicest felt in her shop online, cuts like a dream!)  I rolled the flowers and secured them with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue, then glued them into place in the corner of my card.  I added pearls to the centres of each of the flowers.  Out of both script paper and milk card, I cut several of the swirl from the Jewelled Flowers and Flourish set to use as accents around my flowers and in the opposite corner of the aperture.  I cut a few leaves from the Bitty Blossom set to add around the flowers too.  I pierced the edges which I double matted in milk card to give it a nice framed look. Finished dimensions 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size. (I remembered to photograph this next batch of cards with rulers by the side so I would know!) I do have these dies on my shows on Sunday so it is sort of like a sneak peek (even though I made this one for the last shows I did!)  I have some fun demos planned so I hope you can tune in to Create and Craft TV on Sunday at noon for two hours and again at 5pm!  All for now, Sue x






147 comments:

Pam said...

I love your girlie cards Sue and this one is as pretty as the rest of them, I love the felt flowers and if I could echo your sentiment - We are so grateful for you and your postings.

auscrafts said...

lovely card ,the felt flowers are gorgeous ,I must give that a try as I've loads of felt in my stash

Heather said...

Gorgeous Sue! The flowers well make up for the absence of your signature bow it is truly warm and full of love with those colours. Fabuuuulous

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a great girlie card love the felt flowers ive tried to make some but they never come out like yours looking forward to tomorrows shows got the all set to record them. Have great show.

Debs Artliff

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a great girlie card love the felt flowers ive tried to make some but they never come out like yours looking forward to tomorrows shows got the all set to record them. Have great show.

Debs Artliff

Ladock girl said...

Beautiful card in beautiful colours. Love it. Linda xxx

Karen R said...

I love it, dotty paper, felt flowers and script, all my favourite things. Very pretty design too. Can't wait to see you nback on tv xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another nice one- the script flourishes are effective and I love the felt flowers - I must try these sometime. Looking forward to seeing your demos tomorrow - putting up x-mas decs today so should be getting in the mood for Christmas v soon.
Rgs
Clare W

Hellma said...

Really pretty card Sue.

tracy w said...

Morning Sue I love the girlie card my friends little girl would love this card shes mad on pink thankyou Tracy w xx

Addicted to your blog said...

Aw Sue this is so glamourously and sumptuously pink- I adore it! The felt flowers add a different textural dimension which is just beautiful!

Ps thank you so much for the gift it arrived in the post yesterday and was such a lovely surprise I totally wasn't execting that, you are so kind.

Alice xx

moonsea said...

Hi Sue
You are coming up with some really pretty girly cards at the moment. I especially love the felt flowers and swirls. Gorgeous gorgeous!
Love, Lynne xxx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, Love this card! And thos flowers are something els. My flowers never turn out looking anything like these. All i can say is WOW. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C tomorrow. Hugs Sonia x

Bosquie said...

Can't believe there wasn't room for a bow!Beautiful different card. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow Xx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
This is a real 'Sue' card, I certainly did the happy dance when I saw it lol. I can't wait to see your demos got my recorder all set up.
Hugs x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another lovely girly card, I do love pink. Really looking forward to your shows tomorrow.

love Jean x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
I love your girlie cards. Really like the flourishs with the script paper very effective.
Really looking forward to the shows tomorrow.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue a girlie card and a lovely one at that. Love those flowers,haven't had a go at felt flowers yet but am going to. Look forward to seeing you on c&c today.xx

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful girlie card. Have fun on the shows tomorrow. Faith xx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
LOVELY............
Enjoy the shows as much as I shall enjoy watching them.
Don't try and cram 36 hours work into 24 - it'll only frustrate.

Joesgrandma said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue. Love the colours, layout and the embellishments. Thank you Sue!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous - love those flowers, Sue.
Guess you are busy prepping for the shows? We are waiting!

'P' in Wales

Clarissa said...

Another beautiful card and such a pretty shade of pink. It's gorgeous.
Clarissa.X

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Such a pretty feminine card. Love the felt flowers.
Look forward to watching your shows. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours and the way you have used the dies just great the swirls from the jewel flourish set I use a lot so useful.
Looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
Lydia
X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous girlie card love the colours and the design. The felt flowers are stunning looking forward to seeing you back on C&C Sunday.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very girlie and pretty

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Yes it's a girlie girlie card and so lovely - just the right colours for girls of all ages. I have not tried cutting felt yet but must give it a go when next I need flowers.I love the text strip down the card.
Janet x

Sandra F said...

I love it. It's beautiful Sue. xx

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happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
So much to look at with this one today, it is lovely, love the colour and the felt flowers, the lace gives it a real girly look.
Looking forward to your three hours tomorrow, hope the presenters give you plenty of time.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Pink, girlie, frilly, pretty, pretty,pretty. Gorgeous card :)

Happy crafting...

June x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card and lovely felt lowers. Looking forward o seeing you tomorrow.

Wilma x x

kimberley said...

Lovely and girlie-looking forward to your shows tomorrow.IT'S BEEN FAR TOOOOOO LONG!!!! I ordered the magazine fromm c&c the other day and was disappointed to find if I'd waited until your show it would have been £5 cheaper according to the c&c website! When things are tight why do they do this to us?take care,x.

bluebell said...

hello sue love the flowers,they look as though they are made of felt.love bluebell-flowerwood.

wendy hewings said...

So very Girly just love it, Lovely colours and those felt flowers stunning, a beautiful card

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,it is beautiful and no big bow yeah,prefer the flowers every time.looking forward to your shows.
Love Marion

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Bitty Blossoms and the whole Pink card very feminine!
Looking forward to tomorrow!
LoveMarg

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful feminine card. I love it. The felt flowers are so pretty.

Looking forward to tomorrow.

Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card again, enjoyed the colour. I cannot wait for tomorrow, I will be watching the programmes as well as recording them! Take Care Love Michelle xxx

gwen70 said...

Love the card Sue and the flowers are gorgeous, looking forward to tomorrws shows

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, lovely card,love the flowers. Making space on the recorder for tomorrow . GREAT!! Mabex

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the felt flowers are lovely, must find some felt to try and make some.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Gail said...

Hi Sue, girlie card without a bow, just love it. The felt flowers are brilliant, I must try them.
Can't wait for your show tomorrow , have told the family they have to fit around your shows .
Gail C x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful girlie card, would love to get one like this. Will be watching tomorrow for some much needed inspiration.

Love Rosemarie xx

sharon kirkwood said...

There's no mistaking that this card is a typical Sue creation. I think it's lovely but I find I'm enjoying the cards which push the boundaries more. Those cards which aren't typically Sue Wilson, which we have had the pleasure of seeing lately. Saying that I think this is a beauty.
S. x

scofessex said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card. the colours re great and I love the felt flowers,

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is lovely and absolutely perfect without a bow. Bx

Julia Watts said...

Very Pretty Card. Love, Julia xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, so pretty i love everything about it, cannot wait till sunday miss you when your not on tv Jean Z xx

Lacelady said...

Very pretty feminine card Sue, and the flowers make up for a missing bow, LOL. Looking forward to your show, I just wish there was less talking to allow you more time to demo.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely beautiful, loving the girliness of this card, just my style, I LOVE IT.
Everything is right with the crafting world, now that you are back on our screens tomorrow, can't wait.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

guffie said...

gorgeous card today Sue, love those felt flowers any little girl or young lady would love to get this card xx gail from eastbourne

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty feminine card today, love the flowers, they make up for the missing Sue bow. Roll on tomorrow, can't wait, we have been missing you! Take care, Jess x

salem said...

wooooow card youll cheer my sunday with the shows did the rolled candle card it was well received "!"!"!

salem said...

wooooow card youll cheer my sunday with the shows did the rolled candle card it was well received "!"!"!

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Lovely card - thanks for the ideas for using the dies to only emboss with.

Hugs, Belinda x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic, really beautiful. Love the pinks and the heavenly flowers. Look forward to watching you on Sunday.
Audrey x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, different card, its lovely great layout. Emma

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Definitely a very girlie card-love it!

lainey said...

love girlie!!, looking forward to your shows Sue!! lainey x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue. love the colours

Paul Chambers said...

WOW SUCH FAB CARDS AT THE MOMENT
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

Sandybee said...

This is so pretty Sue. I love the felt flowers, must give them a try

xx Sandra

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, lovely pink girlie card today Im not a pink girl myself but the card is lovely. Ive already purchased the card I wanted from the shows you are doing on C&C :)Hugs xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another card right up my street. Have not had great success with cutting felt. I love these might just have another go.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Crafty Lark said...

I like the effect of cutting the aperture using that die. Beautiful card. xx Flora

Carol H said...

Gorgeous card. This card is really pretty and girlie, just love it.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely girlie card. Love the felt flowers, I always think that they add a tactile element to the cards.

nannapat said...

Very feminine, that is lovely Sue. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very girlie card for us today love the felt flowers.
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

hazel said...

Very girlie card Sue love the labels eight die you have used in the centre. Looking forward to tomorrows shows xx hazel

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Oh this is gorgeous and right up my street too. Looking forward to the shows on Sunday.
Love
Jan

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous and girlie card this is, I love it. I've just gone and bought the flower and flourishes dies so this card is a great inspiration for me.
I love the felt flowers I must give it a try sometime soon.

Thank you for this sneak peak and heads up on when you'll be on the c+c channel.

Best wishes from Katie-Lou
X hope you get your card I gave Leonie at the NEC.

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely card and its very pink and girly!! The flowers look lovely,my felt flowers actually look better than my paper ones!! Lol I can also vouch for the felt that Sam sells it cuts beautifully.looking forward to your shows love lesley xx

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet. The lace is beautiful and stands out and those flowers are just fabulous.

Happy weekend.

Michelle E xx

Scrapdot said...

lovely card as always-looking forward to seeing you on Sunday on create and craft-it has seemed a long while since we saw your great demos .Dotx

Victoria said...

What a stunning card Sue. It's so pretty and I love the small touches everywhere. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow.

Sue C said...

Another pretty card, love the felt flowers xx

Jean Woodward said...

Lovely card Sue, Pink is my fave really girlie. The felt flowers are lovely, Ive not thought to use felt for the flowers so will definately be having a go.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

a super girly card

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful girlie card, pretty in pink. I love the felt flowers, they add a lovely texture.
Will be watching tomorrow, it has been tooo long.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love this girlie card, especially the script flourishes and flowers.
have had a busy time like you but finished all the cards and delivered the last ones to family this morning and also pulled in flowers for Mum and Dad and family at the local cemetary. So christmas can now start here and have all the time to watch you tomorrow on the box. you have been missed

hugs

Carol x

Claveh said...

Pretty, very pretty! xxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, right up my street too! So very pretty and the flowers look so tactile. I must use my felt soon. Hugs Carol S.xx

Sheila said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, I love the flowers made from felt, I must buy some, the colours are lovely. Sheila xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Lovely Sue and yes...so girly. The felt flowers are gorgeous too. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow xXx

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous, right up my street too. Looking forward to your show on Sunday, have already ordered the teal and blush card as I think it will sell out immediately. x

CraftyJo said...

I love the embossing around the sentiment - great idea!

Vie Carter said...

Right up my street too Sue

Will be watching all shows tomorrow

This card is great

Vie
x

Maryann said...

This is just so beautiful Sue, and really sweet for a girl in any age.

Jill Liddle said...

Well I seem to be the odd one out here, but I'm afraid that this card does nothing for me. Sorry Sue.

Brakkers said...

This is so beautiful, Sue. So feminine and pretty. Can't wait to see your shows tomorrow, will watch AND record - don't want to miss a thing. Can't wait to see what you make with the new Teal card - my favourite colour.
Anne (from Leighton Buzzard)

Kate's Cards said...

I love the candy pink on this card. Good enough to eat!

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Super card love it. Welcome home it will be good to see you back on C & C tomorrow have missed seeing you and hearing your giggle.
Margaret

Debby Berry said...

Fab card today... It is always such fun to wake up to a shot of Sue. I like it without the bow....

Ita said...

Hi Suelove the card,love the colours and at last a Die I have to do the swirls,at times I think I have bought all the wrond dies,as you or anyone else never make samples with the dies I have lol,thank you for putting the size of the card on the blog it is a great help.Looking forward to seeing you on C.C. on Sunday, and will record it,Good luck with the show
Smiles
Ita

Ayelet Barkay said...

Awesome card! So bright and beautiful :)

Karen Lewis said...

Gorgeous card - love the felt flowers. Will make sure the recording is set for Sunday noon and 5pm. :-)

sued99 said...

This is truly gorgeous even without a bow!

Anonymous said...

Love the swirl, flowers ...just everything....gorgeous!!

Mol x

Anonymous said...

Just a real sweet card Sue and one which doesn't cry out for a bow. Can't wait for tomorrow shows, am so excited to see what you have in store for us. YvonneMayxx

Laura O said...

love it its fab beautiful,lovely dies flowers and papers.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Glad to see you back home, this card I absolutely love, more please.We have missed you on C&C, but Julia hasa brilliant job in your absence. All for nowAvis D

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, I certainly will be recording your shows even if I do get to watch them

Sue xxx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card, even without the bow! So looking forward to your shows tomorrow; glad to have you back. Anne

Kim Witziers said...

Yet another gorgeous card Sue

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Girlie swirlie is a great title for this card, it's just lovely.
Looking forward to tomorrow's shows.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, yet another fabulous card. I love the felt flowers.
Looking forward to your shows tomorrow and they are set to record just in case I get interrupted!
Frances

Jules said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card! Love the colour and texture of the flowers! X

iggy said...

oh so very pretty & VERY very girly. love it

Meg said...

I love this card Sue, the negative from the frame die works really well.

Do you know I've noticed the shortage of hours in a day too... do you think we should campaign for en extension??

Margaret O
xxx

Janice K said...

A very pretty and feminine card. x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
I really really love this card, so lovely so elegant, so beautiful.
Margarett L

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, havent been online for a while so have been catching up today on the last couple of weeks posts and I am just blown away - but no change there.

Wendy L said...

Just beautiful. xxxx

Susan White said...

Love the idea of cutting the swirls and the border accent from script - one to repeat methinks!

Thanks Sue, Susan

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
supper girlie card love it
thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, love girlie card and this is just up my street - love it.

Love June
xx

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Wow this is just lovely.

I do not know how you keep up with every thing you have to do, on top of that you keep making these gorgeous cards, so a very big thank you from me, and I hope you keep up the good work.
Hope the shows go smoothly. Hugs.3362 Jan.x

Christine Harrop said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sue. A real "me" card. I love it! Christine x

Corinne said...

Hi Sue nice touches with felt flowers and lace yet another lovely card Hugs Corinne

fame01 said...

HI SUE GREAT CARD LOVE THE FLOWERS . CARNT WAIT WAIT FOR THE SHOWS . BYE FOR NOW SARAH .XX

Sandra said...

Lovely girly card Sue, I literally can not wait until your shows tomorrow! I have planned my day around them! After a very trying year you have given the inspiration to start crafting again!
Thanks So Much!!!
Huge Hugs
Sandra Riley x

karenlotty said...

Great card although a bit too girlie for me, but as I've said before - I'm getting there. Good luck for tomorrow, not that you'll need it. Every show, every card you do is brilliant xx

Barbara said...

Very pretty and girlie, love those felt flowers. Sams felt it such good quality, it cuts perfectly in the GC.

Jane said...

Love the card sue can't wait for the show tomorrows really looking forward to it.

Jane xx

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Sue and looking forward to the shows tomorrow, Carole Z X

Christine said...

I love it! Despite loving lace and spots, I should never have thought of using spotty paper with lace and flowers, you are a genius.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

lynda said...

Another lovely girlie card gorgeous
colours and flowers Lynda xx
looking forward to the shows tomorrow

Linda Simpson said...

STUNNING!!! I love the beautiful papers and the flowers are stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Howdy said...

You just keep getting better and better

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
A pretty card, love the felt flowers and swirls coming from the top of the aperture.
Donna Jones

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card. I like frilly and girlie.

nancyd said...

hi Sue, love this card the flowers are
great and love the colours and swirls
looking forward to sunday to see what
you come up with next. Nancyd xx

jordiegirl said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card again Sue - doesn't need a bow - it looks fine as it is.

Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens.

I wonder if you can explain why the Creative Expressions embossing folders need a different plate to put them through the GC?

Also, today I was embossing using the Tied Together folder which is by Couture Creations I think - and although I am sure I have put this through my GC before, today I couldn't get it to feed through and ended up using 7 sheets of card to make a shim so it would go through instead.

It is a shame that the Spellbinders instruction booklet for the GC doesn't explain the plate for the embossing folders!!!!

Joan Donaldson said...

Great card Sue, love the felt flowers.

magpie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue xx It's so girly and pretty and the flowers out of the felt are stunning. Just beautiful xx Love Karen xx

Paper Junkie said...

I love the script paper on this card Sue. The lovely flowers more than make up for a bow. Gone down with a rotten cold so the perfect excuse to wrap up in a warm blanket and watch all your shows tomorrow - maybe with a hot toddy....X

Sue Parish said...

Such a pretty card Sue. I've just bought the cream scalloped lace from Sam, think I got the last one in stock! Thanks for the tip that she's doing free postage at the moment.
I've bought the blush and teal card from C&C. I'm so pleased I've got it before it sells out, as it's sure to do. The colours are so lovely and I know the cardstock will be nice to use because I've already got the neutrals pack.
Looking forward to seeing (and recording) the shows tomorrow. Hope you'll enjoy them as much as we will.
Thank you for all your hard work,
Sue xx

Vick said...

Ooh I love this card Sue, its right up my frilly street, lol, hugs, Vick xxx
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Jean Cockburn said...

Another fabulous card Sue, I love the colour and style it is very feminine. I'm looking forward to the shows to see what lovely ideas you bring us this time, xx Jean

creativecardsbyjulie said...

Morning Sue , I absolutely love this card. I've actually bought some felt finally , so that I can now have a go of making the flowers with it.
Really looking forward to today shows , record is set ready as I have party no 2 to organise today for my daughter who'll be 13 on Tuesday ;). Have a fab day yourself too,
Love from Julie xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love Sam xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Just catching up before noon and your show. I like the flowers instead of the bow, very pretty card. Hope all goes well today
love from Jackie D

Debby Berry said...

Yummy. Love this card

Marlene said...

Fab card Sue lovely to see you on c/c today just watching you 2nd show more great idea's thanks