Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Bonjour

Good morning blog friends!  We are going French today, oui, oui!  This is one of my favs from the show.  My photography just does not do it justice, but I started with some background paper that I found while in FL. from Websters Pages (I am fairly certain that it can be found in the UK too).  I cut three strips and covered them with our self adhesive sticky sheets.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered them in clear micro beads for texture.  I matted each strip with milk card and then taped them on to a background piece of blush card.  I stamped one of the JustRite French Frill tag stamps on milk card and cut it out with the matching Botanical Swirls die.  I inked it  lightly with Tattered Rose distress ink while it was still in the die, then used a bit more to deepen the roses on the stamp.  I used some black tulle and threaded it through either end of the tag and tucked the ends around the back of the card and secured them.  I tied a bow and added it to the right hand side.  I cut two of the French Frills dressforms out of black card.  I decided to use just the stand and replaced the dress portion with stamped versions from the same Just Rite stamp set.  I inked them with Tattered Rose also and cut them out with the matching die.  Using mounting foam for height, I added them to the centres of the dress forms.  On each dressform, I added three small flatback pearls to the neck.  Across the card strips, I added a lovely spray of swirlie pearls for interest.  I decided to go with a black mat to balance my dressforms and tulle and I pierced the inner layer to finish my card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"  It's one of those  no particular purpose, girlfriend type of cards, but I love it!  All for now, Sue x





122 comments:

Pam said...

A very stylisg girlie card and I saw you demo this on C & C and you are right the colours were much brighter. A lovely card .

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
What a fun way to end the day. Too cute.

auscrafts said...

lovely card saw this on c & c

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the tulle - a very pretty card
Rgs
Clare W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Pretty card, love the dressforms. Take care.

Hellma said...

A lovely girlie card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, must try micro beads as they give such a unique look.

'P'in Wales

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful girlie card it so stricking this one is right up my street. Im loving the back ground paper that you have used will have to have a look around from some of this.
Take Care

Debs Artliff

baconbits said...

Morning SUe,
a lovely girlie card. In love with the background paper nust find a source for this.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Carole said...

Love this card!! So pretty and girly. Thanks so much Sue for putting the finished size of the card it's really helped to get the dimentions right
Carole in Holmfirth

Gail said...

Morning Sue, I saw this on Subday and liked it very much!
I love micro beads, and how they add that extra dimension.
Gail C x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, a very Ooh LaLa card, very girly. Love the background paper and the tulle.

Wilma x x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, really like this card, very different. Congrats to the winners of the candy. Bx

nannapat said...

Ooh la la! My glam granddaughter would love this card - she's a real girly girl. Pat x

Bosquie said...

Another winner Sue. beautiful card XX

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card. It's fun and really girly! i love the use of the micro beads too! Love it! Hugs Sonia x

Carole Z said...

C'est magnifique! A lovely, feminine card Sue and I really like the papers, Carole Z X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

What a pretty card all girlie so nice for every age.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a very pretty card very lady ;ike sunning alround made me feel happier as got the cold and feel rubbish .. hugs sarah ..xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours and style of this card.
Congratulations to the blog candy winners enjoy your prizes.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Joesgrandma said...

Bonjour Madam ca va? Tres Mangnifique, jolie, Sue!

jacqui said...

Fantastic card Sue these are some of my favourite dies and stamps too.

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card very different for you! Nice change.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Corinne said...

Hi Sue saw this on C&C many of my girlfriends would love this card hugs Corinne

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue.
A really fun girlie card today and so pretty. The panels reminded me of elegant old fashioned dresssing screens I love micro beads on pattened paper they really add texture in a very upmarket way. A truly lovely Card Sue.
Have a great day, Love BrenLel

Maryann said...

Such a wonderful card here today Sue. I just love how youput the pearls on the dressforms. And these swirls are just gorgeous, just a shame they´re soo darned expensive, cause they would look soo great on soo many things.

Jan.moogie said...

A really pretty card Sue and the way you put colours and patterns together is brilliant. Lovely card. x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love Samantha Walker Designs and this is beautiful, I loved when you showed it on Sunday
Well done to the winners too!
LoveMarg

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I have to be honest and admit when I first saw this on sunday I didn't really like it! Its the backing paper,I don't really use them much.but seeing it up close I really like it!! Its very oh la la and girly and I do like the dressforms.love lesley xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I just love this card too, just everything about it, stunning.
The Just Rite stamps are great, I know Santa's bringing me a few, cannot wait to play, when I have my few days off, lol.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Val said...

Hi Sue
Very unusual, love it.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly pretty card today, very ooh la la, I love it, I'm loving the dressform with dress and pearls and also the die-cut mat for the sentiment, very lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

HiggiSue said...

Morning Sue
like the idea here bit not so keen on this one
sorry

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another lovely card, saw it on c&c too.

love Jean x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
A very girlie card today I love the just rite stamps another 'I need' I think lol
Hugs x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A different card from you today I love it I like the way you have paneled the background very effective.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X
P.S. Congratulations to the lucky blog winners.

lainey said...

I love love love this card Sue!! lainey x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card but I'll let you into a secret. I have a real aversion to those dress stands. They really scare me for some reason. Perhaps i was frightened by one as a child. Who knows!

Val in Spain xxx

Victoria said...

I love it too Sue! It's a very stylish card, very different.

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love the background paper and everything else about this card xx hazel

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Loved this card with the dress forms when I saw it. The micro beads really show up on this one.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card, definately one for the girls. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Clare said...

Really pretty card Sue.

Clare x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Bon jour Sue
having seen today's card I need my purchases from Sunday's show to come quickly - in other words 'I need them NOW!!'.
What a lovely way to start the day by opening a card like this.
I return to France in a week's time and so you can see why I need them.
Janet x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, loved it when on C&C and its fab, great background. Emma

Lacelady said...

very girly today, the pretty paper design adds nicely to it. Congrats to Katie on her Candy win, I'm dead envious.

Clai01 said...

I absoutely love this card and this stamp set was my purchase from the shows, (although i would have liked it all!)It's tres chic!

Sandybee said...

Another great card this morning. I must say that micro beads are one of my favourite things to use.
Well done to the winners of the blog candy

xx Sandra

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I adore dress forms and this is fab

Rose in Chester said...

Absolutely fantastic!! I love this. Must admit that I wasn't too sure how the dressmakers dummy would work but you have proved it does. Good job, Sue.

hotpotato said...

Sat and watched your Sunday shows what I recorded last night, thoroughly enjoyed them...loved the 12 days of Christmas song.

Anonymous said...

,morning Sue, Love this card, I taped the shows but haven't managed to watch them all but the ones I saw looked great and as always your personality and talent made for wonderful entertainment. Mabex

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Avery nice girlie card , so pretty

Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love everything about this card. The background paper is great and as you say a very nice card just to send for no particular reason other than you care.

Love Rosemarie xx

nuttinanni said...

love the micro beading! have managed to get my local craft shop to stock them now,so can experiment with them on loads of different textures not just card stock. congrats to blog winners and it's lovely to see you back on c&c. xmas wishes to all.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card. Stylish and girlie. Hugs, Carol S.xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A lovely cute and girlie card :)

Happy crafting...

June x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely style and background paper is perfect for it. X

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A REALLY JOLLY CARD. SMASHING RITE STAMPS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Eemeli said...

Fabulous and such an elegant card. I am not so sure about the hearts on the dp but I do like the colors on them. Stylish and chic.

-Eemeli-

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A truly lovely 'girlie' card fit for any occasion.
Beverley W

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , A very pretty card Jean Z xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
not exactly my cup of tea, but stunning none the less.
Margaret L

Anonymous said...

Yes U liked this card when I saw it on tv and Websters are some of my favourite papers, more for scrapbooking though, but they are beautiful. I think it works very well on this card. YvonneMayxx

Carol Clarke said...

Wow Sue
Yes I watched your demo and it is very chic, beautiful girlie card. I have sent for these dies also the american card, oh never mind whats money when you are having fun
Hugs
carol x

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - I fell in love with this card on C&C it's gorgeous. I spent far too much....but I'm looking forward to my parcel arriving and having a 'play' over Christmas.... Your show was fantastic (as ever) and it was so good to see you back. Have a lovely Christmas and thanks for all the inspiration you give us.
Hugs
Heather
x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....Stunning card...the background paper is gorgeous. Love the dress form dies, now must get the stamps...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A very elegant girlie card, love the background paper and the dressforms, the JustRite stamps are gorgeous.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Hi Sue,
A very Ooh LaLa card, very girly. Love the background paper this will be great for valentines goin to see if i can find some thx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Very lovely card.

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Lovely card, bit different but I like it x

Addicted to your blog said...

This was my favourite card on the show. I was so excited because I had just bought the fancy frills die set and was thrilled with all the ideas your examples provided for me to try out. I've put the stamps on my Christmas wish list too!

Alice xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another winner today
love the background paper and the micro beads
set it off. Nancyd xx

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

Saw this on your programme and thought how nice it was, as you say a "just because" card. I'm thinking I could use the dress form from the haberdashery die set to make something similar.
love from Jackie D

Anthea said...

Good Morning Sue, lovely card very girlie. Hugs x

dutchess said...

you have just cheered me up after 27hours of flight delays this card made me happy such bright lovely colours..loving the micro beads.....hugs Margaret

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue, I love the way you've made panels of the background, much more interesting than just one solid piece.

sharon kirkwood said...

Very French - very lovely - very Oh la la!
S. x

Jill Liddle said...

Again this one is not for me, sorry.

Findtime2craft said...

My kind of card gorgeous
Hugs.....wendy

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, love the background paper.
I have the sewing/haberdashery set so will have to have a go with the dress forms from there.

Donna Jones

kimberley said...

Another stunner-don't have this set but have the dress stand from another set so could use that one!take care,x.

Vie Carter said...

what a super card

and congratulations to the lucky winners - enjoy

Vie
x

iggy said...

tres bien . bon bon...mon amie...nice one sue.

Margaret said...

What a super card
Margaret

lynda said...

A very pretty girly card love the colours
Lynda xx

howdy said...

pretty and not too pink.
lovely.

Anonymous said...

Oh la lovely!!!

Mol x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue lovely

Carol H said...

A lovely girlie card and I just love the background paper.

Maggie said...

Such a pretty card. Tres Chic! Keep them coming please. x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

This is gorgeous Sue Loved it the moment I saw it on your show xXx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I really love this card, quite different, makes a nice change. Love Sam xxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue. very pretty card,love the panels,I do not have the dies,yet
Smiles
Ita

nikkib said...

I watched the shows last night Sue, the carol service at the end was fantastic!!! great demos and stunning cards as normal, well wouldnt expect anything else from the fab Sue Wilson..... I like this card, the layout is so versatile..... good to have you back in the UK x

Janice K said...

A pretty card, love the Justrite stamps. x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, love this girlie card to suit everyone, even teenagers! Saw this on C&C & it was stunning! Thank you for putting the sizes of the cards you make. If a lot of us haven't got all the dies, we can use the one's we have! xx Love Karen xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

What a great card!
I love the tulle :)

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, saw this card on C&C, love it. LOl and hugs Lynne M x x x

salem said...

woooow card

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. I have several stamps with sewing machines, dress forms etc and you have captured the mood beautifully. I can see I might have to give in and buy the dies as well lol.
Sonia x

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card very different but love it.
Love Marion x

Anonymous said...

This is lovely Sue, very feminine. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle E xx

Karen R said...

Nice girly card=love the beaded paper

Laura O said...

another nice card Sue.Laura O

Erica Harris said...

Oohh la la c'est tres jollie n'est pas?
Erica x

annemarks said...

Gorgeous Sue i love it :)

jordiegirl said...

Love it Sue.

Susan White said...

What a fabulous girlie card - very pretty and a joy for anyone to receive!

Susan

Karen Lewis said...

Magnifique! :-)

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning!! I love the gorgeous papers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, loking the backing paper and the dressforms!!!

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue lovely card as u say very girlie
hugs chris x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Oh Sue you keep turning them out --- all different all beautiful. Lovely card

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

regards
lorraine porritt - scotland
xx

sued99 said...

Saw this on the TV i think. It looks great.

brenda said...

Hi Sue, like the layout of this card can be easily adapted with other dies and stamps.x

karenlotty said...

Zut Alors Another stunner

Sue Parish said...

Fabulous, Sue. I especially liked the pearls round the neck of the dressform. I would never have thought of that!
My black Dazzlers arrived today. They look good enough to eat! They remind me of either the centers of licorice catherine wheels or maybe blackcurrant fruit pastilles!! (I know you've got a sweet tooth so thought I'd share that with you),
Sue xx

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, this is one of my faces from Sunday's show too! Gorgeous use of colour, I love the way those stamps can be used to pattern the dress forms. Another set for my wish list! Really enjoyed your shows on Sunday, sorry I've been AWOL from the comments for a couple of days, iPad was playing up, but I loved the cards. They have reached a whole new level this week!!! Maddy x

Claveh said...

I know this card is a favourite with you Sue, but I think a little too subdued for me, but nice card anyway. xxx

Jane said...

Very hoo-larlar .

Jane x

Jean Woodward said...

I love this card, the soft colours are gorgous, a real wow.

Happy Crafting
Jean x