Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Just Because

Hello my crafty friends! Today's card showcases several different die sets, including my one of my favourites, the Venetian Motifs. I started with a simple embossed background using the A4 Garden Lattice Embossibility in taupe card.  I rounded the corners and matted it on a piece of red card.  I wrapped a piece of black duchess lace around the left side and secured the ends to the back of the card.  From there, I began working on my focal element by cutting two Venetian Motifs out of black card (don't forget to use wax paper with these as they are very detailed and fine).  I cut both of the dies in half.  Next I cut a large Labels 28 out of red card.  I stamped each end with one of the JustRite Botanical Swirl stamps using a black archival ink pad.  I mounted the cut pieces of the venetian motifs so that they were peeking out from behind the label shape.  I let the small curly parts of the die hug around the label shape too.  Next I stamped the same Botanical swirl stamp on to taupe card using a black archival ink pad.  I stamped my sentiment in the centre.  I cut this out with the matching Samantha Walker designed die. I inked the frame with Antique linen while still in the die.   The inside of this frame also cuts out so I turned it so the points were offset and mounted it with 3D foam.  I added some flatback pearls as accents.  To add a bit more red to my card, I tied a messy bow out of the Lipstick red seam binding ribbon and added it to the bottom of my lace border.  I added a black Dazzler to the centre and two black stick pins.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.  Just because, it says it all! 
 
I just want to say that I realise how precious time can be around this time of year.  It always seems as if there is far too much to be done and we are always trying to get everything finished before those holiday deadlines! So I really want to thank you for giving me some of your valuable time to pop by the blog.  Your daily comments are such wonderful gifts to me.   All for now, Sue x







163 comments:

Pam said...

This is a gorgeous sensous card and would be ideal for Valentines Day. Love these dies too Sue. Your blog gives me so much pleasure - it is a two way thing I think.

auscrafts said...

this is gorgeous I'm thinking valentine same as pam it's a two way thing I love looking at your blogg

Anonymous said...

Yes, totally agree with Pam.
This could be an absolute favourite and just love it.
Thank you, Sue.

'P' in Wales

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Wow, love this card! As everyone else says, I love looking at your blog everyday and no matter how busy I am, it is the first thing I do in the morning, so definately a two way thing! love Jean x

Eemeli said...

Great one! I love the strong colors: white, black and red, and how well they go with each other.
Beautiful details on your card. -Eemeli-

baconbits said...

A very good morning Sue,
Bring on Labels 20 and Venetian motifs definately two of my favourite dies. This is simply stunning a very sensual card ( if a card can be) i want feely blog as i want to touch it.
Yes time is precious this time of year but to give up a small piece of it to a wonderful and inspirational lady - who i like to call my friend - is no problems when you give so much plesure and joy to me and so many people.
Have a great day.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x


Maggie said...

Morning Sue
Love this set and your card is fabulous...I ditto the above comments....another favourite on my wish list...hope Santa is listening lol.
Thank you for sharing all your inspiration with us in 2012 can't wait to see what you bring to tempt us in 2013.

MaggieH

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, your card today is as usual fantastic. I think we all thank you for inspiring us over the last year and eagerly look forward to 2013 to see what marvels you can come up with. Your blog is my first port of call every morning, make a cuppa and settle down with my IPad to see what wonders you have posted.

Wilma x x

Christine Harrop said...

Wonderful card. Loving these three colours together.Great. Love from Christine xx

cebelica said...

I like this colour combination. Great card! Hugs! xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, in one of my favourite colour combos. Bx

kimberley said...

Very dramatic and striking card Sue.Tuning in and sending a comment is a joy not a chore so there is always time for it no matter how busy or chaotic life is.thank you again for all your inspiration,take care,x.

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, What a supe card. It's stunning. I love the red and black. I think Pam got it right when she it's a sensous card! It truly is. And here's another one who thinks your blog is a two way thing! We wouldn't keep coming here every day if we didn't get any pleasure out of it! Hugs Sonia

Carole Z said...

Such a stunning, elegant card - I love black, white and red..beautiful! Carole Z X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I tried this but don't have the Venetian die only the Venetian Mask, so another one on the wish list .
Its a pleasure to log on every morning to see what delights you have created so the thanks go to you!
LoveMarg

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Have to agree with Pam and Auscrafts and the remainder of the group that this is a gorgeous card.

It's a pleasure spending time looking at your daily blog and very inspiring too. I try to start my day with a lovely cup of tea, courtesy of hubby, and your daily card and comments.... puts a 'spring in your step'

Happy crafting...

June x

Desiree P said...

Hi Sue,
Love all the different elements of this card.
As with several others of your followers, admiring your works of art with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning is a treasured part of 'me' time. Thank YOU for taking the time to share your amazing talent with us all.x

Karen R said...

This is lovely, agree with others it would be perfect for Valentines. I love to pop on your blog everyday - so much inspiration xxx

HiggiSue said...

Just s quick drop by...... Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous
...love it

Merry Xmas....only 2 working days left for me....

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning, gorgeous, decadent I could go on for ever Sue. What a beautiful card, one of the extra specials foe me. x

Bosquie said...

Wow. what a beauty. love the sentiment too. very unusual

Lacelady said...

I hadn't come across the die you used in the centre, so that's another one I have to add to my list! I seem remarkably well organised this Christmas (not sure how that happened)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, WOW, this is a stunner, I love it. The colours are decadent and sensuous, and those venetian die-cuts look gorgeous peeking out behind the labels, absolutely gorgeous.
Your Blog is my first 'port of call' when I switch on my laptop in the morning, I commend you for posting every single day, personally I don't know how you fit everything into your busy schedule, but I appreciate it so much, it is the highlight of my day. Thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Emily Freire Baños said...

Dear Sue,
This is stunning. A real eye catcher.
Like the others the first thing I do in the morning is get my Particraft fix! You make a lot of people happy with your cheery write ups - a real inspiration.
Thank you.

M

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - just lovn that focal element - its another must try!
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet again another stunning piece of "Art"
I LOVE this, I really must get these Venetian Dies. I keep saying I really do not need them but seeing this I really DO NEED them.
Time is rather precious at the moment but not that precious. I would get up an hour earlier to have time during the day to come on and indulge myself having at look at your Blog, could never miss that. Plus a few others I like to have a peek at.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
The card is stunning, will be moving these dies up the wish list.
I look forward to reading your blog every day it is one of the first things I do in a morning and if I am ever stuck for inspiration I go looking through your blog and it never lets me down I can always find a design I can use or adapt for my needs.
Thank you for all your ispiration in 2012 and look forward to what you have in 2013.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is such a striking card. I love every element. I'm in agreement with everyone else, looking at your blog is a little bit of "me time" no matter how busy the day. It is guaranteed to give me pleasure, no matter how frazzled I feel. Thank you Sue.
Take care.

Victoria said...

Very stylish again today Sue. Black and red is always striking. I have the two A4 folders and find them really useful, and easier to use than the smaller ones. Do you think there will be any more??

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
WOW what an absolutely fabulous card using one of my favourite die sets. No matter how busy I am I still find time to look at your blog like so many others its my first port of call. Even though you have a very busy schedule you still find the time to post every day to inspire us so its us that should thank you. I can't wait to see what inspiration you are going to bring us in 2013.
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I have to agree with comments already posted - Your blog is a two way thing - we get so much inspiration visiting each day - and what a lovely way to start the day!
WOW This card is a real statment love these dies and Red and Black WOW! WOW! WOW!
Love BrenLel

Joesgrandma said...

Really lovely card and versatile as far as colours are concerned. Love this one Sue Thanks!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous elegant classic card I love it.

As others here have said you take your precious time to post each day for our inspiration I like to check out the blog each morning your beautiful cards and words inspire me each day and I thank you
You are a very talented Lady kind and generous with your time.
May the blog continue looking forward to seeing what we have in 2013.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Laura O said...

love the venecian dies there lovely .laura O

hazel said...

stunning card Sue you never fail to amaze me with your talent. I would also like to thank you for daily blogging and giving us all inspiration and knowledge. Merry Christmas and an even merrier New Year xx hazel

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the red and black.

Clare x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. You never fail to amaze me. Every day an exciting new card. Love all the inspiration you've given me. Each day i walk down the stairs, switch on the computer, feed the cats then look at your blog. It's become a ritual, a perfect way to start my day and I'm never disappointed.

val in Spain xxx

lainey said...

a real fresh looking card Sue!! lainey x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is so very striking and eye catching.Absolutely love it.

Crafty Nanna said...

Sue, it's a stunner, I love how vibrant yet delicate it is. I agree about the valentines angle too. I am lucky enought to have these dies so might try a variation on a theme so to speak.

Have a great day - hugs Lynn

Heather said...

Gorgeous Sue, I love the Venetian Motifs they are so delicate! Beautiful!
Craft Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I just love today's colour scheme - although I generally use softer schemes I have used today's for impact and what an impact. I have to confess that I seem to use the ven.dies more than other sets even though they are a little fiddly but well worth the effort.
Janet x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I'm sure that all of your bloggers are grateful to you for the time and effort you put into your posts.
I look at the blog while hubby makes me a cup of tea and then I'm set up for the day.
Just love today's card fabulous.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Jane said...

Love this card Sue and agree with other peoples comments I look at your blog daily, although I don't very often post a comment, and I am always amazed but the cards you create and the energy you give to it all.
Best wishes for Christmas and New Year
Jane x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely, elegant card. The red makes it so striking. X

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, as has been said before gorgeous card very appropriate for valentine's day. The first thing I do every day is to visit your blog to see what you have created for us followers to see. Your blog always makes sure that I don't lose my crafting mojo, so thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to show and tell us how your creations are made. It is truly appreciated. Lol Lynne M x x x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning, love the colour scheme and those fabulous dies.

Wendy Hewings said...

just stunning, love the brightness of the reds

Marion said...

Hi Sue never too busy to look at your blog,like the others have said it's the first thing i do on a morning,and a big thank you for the time you spend doing it,and today's card is lovely ,love the colours.
Love Marion

Rose in Chester said...

A beautiful card, AND MY COLOURS. I must try that die combination - never thought about putting botanical swirls, labels 28 and venetian together but they work so well.
We have to thank you - your blog is the first thing I look at every day and you never fail to amaze.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful, stunning you give us so much inspiration and please keep them coming. Love the colours. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Love June
xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another super card. Love the venetian dies. How you get all these different ideas I don't know, every one is a work of art.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, I agree with everything fellow bloggers have said TREBLED!! Wishing you Health and Happiness always. Mabex

hotpotato said...

This card is stunning, I love it.

nancyd said...

MORNING Sue, another stunner love the black, red and white. it is us who
have to thank you for all the work
you put in for your blog It is the first thing I
check when I get in after I drop my grandkids at school and we are very
gratefull for all your inspiration.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I think it must be me thanking you and not the other way around! Every day you post such beautiful cards which inspire so many of us. I just love your cards and I have replicated so many or just made slight changes and everyone loves them! Thank you Sue Love Michelle xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A wonderful card , i love the look

And i love your blog, Thank You

Elaine H X

Gail said...

Morning Sue, it's us that should be thanking you, for all your hard work and inspiration !
I call this a romantic card just right for valentines.
Seasons greetings to you and your family.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card. I love the black and red together so striking gives a real 'wow' factor. It's no good you know I'm just going to have to get the venietian dies as they always look so good. Oh dear I'll have to whizz off another letter to Santa really quickly.
Beverley W

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue. Smashing card, these colours are fabulous.I check your blog as a daily treat!!
I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas, thank you for all your inspiration. May 2013 be a Healthy and Happy Year for you and your family. Christmas hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours. Julia xxxxx

nannapat said...

Another stunning card Sue. I hope you realise how much we all appreciate the time you give to your blog. Something new every day, an endless source of inspiration. Pat x

Susan White said...

What a lovely romantic feel this card has today - I agree with some of the other bloggers - it deserves to be sent for Valentine's Day to someone you love!

Susan

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Just stunning, it could be a very nice Valentine for a man or a lady, but also could be a just because. I just love the combination of colours.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

A great card again Sue. So striking. I do have the venetian dies and must say they always come up trumps. You really don't have to thank us - we have to thank YOU for taking your time to come up with a fantastic card every day and to take the time to write every single detail about how you do it - it is so much appreciated. You are a real treasure. Love YvonneMayxx

Carol H said...

Love the colour combination, another great card.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, love the colours and layout, very elegant. Emma

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Such a rich, sophisticated card today. These colours blend so well together.
It's true that time is precious at this season but I, for one would not miss my 'Sue fix' first thing in the morning. It sets me up for the day and may be the only 'me time' that I have. Thank you Sue for all the time and effort which it must take to post a new card every day. Your dedication is much appreciated by so many of us I'm sure.
Erica x

Jean Johnston said...

Time is precious at this time of year As you say Sue, but I wouldn't miss the few moments it takes to see what you have to show us each morning.
Today's card is so appropriate, and will be very useful for many occasions. Having just heard that the husband of a longtime friend died a few days ago this card will be just right to send condolences as well as thanks for so many things.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card sue.
have a lovely christmas and happy new year.to all you family.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, like everyone else I agree that this a very decadent card, love black white and red together
You give us so much inspiration
Take care, Jess

Addicted to your blog said...

Hi Sue,

A very opulent card with a burlesque sensuality to it , absolutely beautiful! It's such a joy to visit your blog I can't imagine not finding the time for it. You brighten my day & I look forward so much to viewing the delightful creations that inspire me so much. The only down side is that I end up spending more money as there are always more dies "I just have to have!"

Alice xx

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. I love looking at your blog Sue xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous, very burlesque, love the colours and agree a great Valentine card.
As other bloggers have said you don;t have to thank us, you give us so much inspiration and joy, your hard work posting everyday and the detailed instructions are so much appreciated, you are a true crafty freind.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
Wow I love this card, love the venetian dies and the colour combo just everything about it.
I always make time to pop onto your blog maybe morning or last thing at night to get my "Sue Wilson spellbinder fix".
Love Marion x

Kate's Cards said...

Uber elegant!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
Majestically elegant card today I think. It has a regal feel to it and is lovely. I never miss your blog as like Marion I have to have my 'Sue Wilson fix' thank you for your inspiration.
Carole N x

Jean Cockburn said...

Thank you Sue for taking the time to show us your beautiful creations, when I am sure you have a very busy schedule. It is very much appreciated, it gives me so much inspiration and I look forward everyday to seeing what your next creation will be. I do not have all the dies that you use but it gives me ideas of how I can incorporate your techniques with the dies that I do have, so thank you so much. I think today's card is stunning it is very elegant and the colours are great.I am putting the venetian dies on my wish list, I love them. xxx Jean

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Visitng your Blog is my addiction! And it's free!! Love this card. I could kick myself, as yesterday I was in my local craft shop and picked up the venetian dies. I decided I should only buy the present for my friend which was the reason I was there. Fortunately the shop is only 7 minutes in the car!!
Thanks for your amazing inspiration. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jean Z said...

Hj Sue, Love this card it's so stunning ,the colours are lovely Jean Z xx

Maggie said...

Good morning. There is never a day when I can't find some Sue Wilson time. It would be like ignoring a friend. If you can find the time, then so can I. Another stunning card with quite a saucy feel, all that black and red. Lovely! xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

A real wow card today. Looking at your blog is my bit of me time. Unfortunately I shall miss tuning in over Christmas - perhaps I need to move on a bit and get one of these fancy phones so I can join in whilst at my mums!!

love from Jackie D

guffie said...

stunning card again Sue love the colours ideal for valentines day, mind you i'd love it for christmas as well xx gail from eastbourne

Maryann said...

This is so gorgeou Sue, really stunning work. I just love both these sets and am so lucky to have them too, so this is definitely one, I´m going to try out sometime soon. It´s so beautiful.

Carol Clarke said...

Wow what a gorgeour stunning card, I totally agree with the ladies, your cards are so stunning and as I have these dies I shall be trying it myself later.
Keep them coming Sue
Hugs

Carol

Oksana said...

Stunning card Sue, beautiful choice of colours that match perfectly!xx

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue,another stunning (I have to try and find another work with the same meaning I use stunning so much) Card the colours are fab., and the Red is so soft ,but at the same time makes a statment.That was a very nice comment you made about us leaving comments on your blog,Sue I could not start my day untill I see your cards.
All the work you put and inspiration you give to everyone,you do make 365 cards, and poste every day Well done Sue
Smiles
Ita

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful, a great way to use the motifs - cut in half like that. I do wish I was even half so inventive as you are :)

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I do like this combination. Lovely

moonsea said...

Hi Sue
What an absolute stunner - I really love the black and red. Just right for Valentine's Day! Your daily cards give me such inspiration, although the bank balance is teetering from buying all these lovely dies!!!
Love, Lynne xxx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue (just!) absolutely love this card, as another blogger has said it would be lovely for valentines day. By the way there is not a day goes by that I dont look forward to checking out your blog for fantastic inspiration. Hugs xx

Vie Carter said...

What can I say about this card - Beautiful, splendid, wonderful

Really my sort of card

Your blog makes my day, and I thank you for it

Vie
x

howdy said...

Lovely card Sue - just my cup of tea.
I've just realised - I 'talk' to you more than i talk to my mum!

Hellma said...

super stunning card SUE, love everything about it.

Claveh said...

This is delightful, there is something "ooh la la" about this card! xxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Thid is a stunning piece of work and well done I love it,Thankyou for yet more inspiration.
Love Carol xx

Debs Artliff said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card i like the colour that you have used.I have these stamps but never used them but now seeing how you have used them i will have to have ago with them. You give us so much inspiration. Take Care Debs xxx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow what a stunning card and love the colours you've used.as for you thanking us it really should be the other way around!! Your blog has made my cardmaking improve so much and so many of my friends and family have commented on mt cards and its all down to you and your blog! julias and sams blogs have helped me too!! So thank you for all you've done this year and I'm looking forward to what you bring us next year love lesley xx

Hilary Smith said...

Oh WOW Sue!!! Yet another stunning card. I could spend hours just looking at your wonderful creations!
Have a fabulous Christmas. Love. Hilary xx

Paper Junkie said...

Sheer elegance! X

Kim Witziers said...

Yet another gorgeous card that I can't wait to try myself. Recieving my daily email from the blog is like a dily gift to me. xx

Christine said...

Scrumptious! You're really pulling out all the stops.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

sharon kirkwood said...

I love the bold colour choice. The Venetian motifs sit well with the colour as they are so fragile and filigree. I hope I'll always have the time to leave a comment Sue, as it only takes a few minutes compared to the hours of work you put in on our behalf to produce something that is more often as not - delightful. Thank you for your time.
S.x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous Sue I wouldn't be without your daily blog, you give such inspiration

Jane said...

Can't go wrong with red and black Lave it

Jane xx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous, stunning well everything. xx Flora

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, yet another gorgeous card - I do love red and black. Well done. We have the easy part...leaving you a message, you do all the hard work!! and everyone loves your blog so much! Well I certainly do. Love Sam xxx

Jean Woodward said...

Beautiful card, Love the colours.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Anonymous said...

I love black & White but with the touch of red it's gorgeous

Mol x

nikkib said...

Love the colours and the card is stunning, so detailled... anyone would be so pleased to receive a card like this..... x

Carol Yates said...

What a fantastic card! I love the colour combination.
Hugs
Carol

Julie Mac said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card again today!I agree with previous post, we have the easy job, all we have to do is read and enjoy, you have to do all the hard work. It' s a huge commitment so thank you!
Julie

karenlotty said...

Another lovely card using my favourite colours. I agree it would make a lovely valentine card. I'm also thinking that my 82 year old mum would love the dramatic colourways too

Meg said...

Hi Sue, what a very striking card.
Hope I can find time over the holidays to experiment with my dies.
Thank you for all the lovely examples you keep making.


Margaret O
xxx

Marlene said...

Sue love love love this card it's gorgeous one of my favourite.

Evas Pyssel said...

What a wonderful card Sue. The colours goes so well together.You give so much inspiration.
Hugs from Sweden //Eva

iggy said...

lovely card as you always do. i do though wonder of the cost to the man / woman in the street to make some of your wonders.they would have to be for very special occasions......i do hope you dont mind me mentioning this as im sure others are too just they are too polite to say so NOT that im trying to be rude to you AT ALL

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours.

salem said...

woooo card

salem said...

woooo card

Angela A said...

I adore this card,and the colors are just perfect.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Oh yesss! If there's anything I like better than a red and white card it's the red, white and black combination. Plus the beautiful Venetian dies - a stunning card!!!

Hugs, Belinda X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, the card is beautiful yet again and would be perfect for Valentine's.
Merry Christmas
God bless
JanNxx

Sue B said...

You give us the best gift-inspiration & ideas-plus your valuable time to go to the trouble of putting on your blog in the first place. Another beautiful card today Sue.

magpie said...

This is so beautiful Sue & as Pam says, a romantic one for valentines day or even an anniversary card. We "thank you" for your time & all the inspirational cards that you make that gives us ideas. You're the artist that starts off with a blank canvas & produces a masterpiece! To those who are lucky enough to have one of your cards, it is priceless! For those who haven't, logging onto your blog everyday, just to see what you have created, is just as wonderful. It's the "Ooooo's" & the "Wow's" of your cards that make our day & that makes it a pleasure for us all! xx Love Karen xx

sued99 said...

Just gorgeous. I love these colours together.

Anonymous said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!! Oh Sue this is absolutely fabulous. Everytime I think I have my favourite you throw another one into the mix, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle E xx

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Another STUNNING card, just love the focal point with all the different elements, just beautiful.
I 'Thank you' too, like everyone else, I cannot go a day without my 'Sue' fix, either it be first thing in the morning or last thing at night, it is you and your blog which keeps me crafting. Thoughout 2012, your cards just get better and better, so I am looking forward to what will come in 2013.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Sue C said...

Another great, stunning, amazing card. These colours work really well together. xx

Janice K said...

I know you've used the Venetian dies on this card but the moment I saw it I immediately thought how Parisian the overall effect was - gorgeous! x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card today !! I love every thing about it. It would make a great valentines day card. I love the dies that you have so cleverly matched together and the bow is just fab !! I think I would have had to use that beautiful Venitian border die too instead of the lace to match the topper. Lots of Love Tres x x x

Ayelet Barkay said...

Awesome card!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Sue I LOVE this card. It's an absolute stunner xXx

nutcake said...

Very striking!

dutchess said...

Hi Sue just been catching up on tools he'd from Sunday...recorded whilst I was away in Ireland.....and of course I missed out on buying the lovely teal card!......
loving this carD Sue....just gone through my spellbinder s and found I have these dies unused as yet time I got crafting ......thank you for such inspiring cards you are a real treasure! hugs Margaret xxxxx

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Sue, I do so love the colour combination and the gorgeous dies you have used for this card. The bow is a stunner and I love the dazzler too! I managed to get hold of these and they sure do look gorgeous on a bow.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, this blog is an addiction which I have had since you started it. Like everyone else your blog is a daily routine for me although I tend to go on it late afternoon after walking the dog. Thre arent many blogs where you can rely on the owner to post a new card everyday without fail. I dont think you realise just how popular this blog is and how highly everyone thinks and admires your talent.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue...Gorgeous card today..Love the colours and some of my favorite dies...I also love looking at your blog. Thanks again for sharing and all the inspiration that you give.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Karen Lewis said...

Another gorgeously stunning card. I need more dies and embossing folders! :-)

jordiegirl said...

Wow wow wow Sue - another beautiful card - love the colours - love the design.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Not been by for a couple of days love all your cards and want to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas
And I look forward to the new year createations

Thankyou
Theresa

Debra W said...

Another stunning card Sue! Love these colours. I always look forward to your email every day. Debra

brenda said...

Hi Sue a striking card today, love the way you have used the venetian Motif dies they look like lace. Look forward to your blog Sue and all the inspiration you give so THANK YOU X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
My first thought was 'French looking', love the red card very striking. I like most others try to get on and leave a comment everyday, unusually for me I had a lie in and ran out of time this morning!

Donna Jones

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely oppulent and rich card this is, it would be great for any occasion. Another winner.
love Jan

Simone Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!
Perfect for Valentine's Day!
Xoxo!

Vick said...

Oh WOW Sue, simply stunning sweetie, hugs, Vick xx
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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous card. I am really getting into red, black & white cards. They really stand out on the mantelpiece. I'm putting this straight on my inspiration wall. With love & light Theresa. H

Sue Parish said...

Very elegant - and it's got a black Dazzler on it! I don't think I've ever made a red,black and white card but I must - it's a smart and sophisticated combination I think.
I love your blog, Sue. It's my special daily treat. Thank you for all your hard work in bringing it to us. It's appreciated very much, you can be sure,
Sue xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours on today's card. Beautiful.
Thanks for the inspiration.

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card as always. You really don't need to thank us for coming an looking, I am anI'm sure most others can't thank you enough for doing this blog each an every day, so thank you sue. Hugs Melody xXx

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card as always. You really don't need to thank us for coming an looking, I am anI'm sure most others can't thank you enough for doing this blog each an every day, so thank you sue. Hugs Melody xXx

Marianna Hammer said...

You're right. I've been too busy to spend much time on the Net. But I'm going to catch up before Christmas and read everything that I have missed on the blog.
Todays card is so very beautiful :)

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A FAB CARD WISH I WAS AT HOME WOULD BE HAVING A GO AT THIS CARD IF I WAS. BE A GREAT CARD FOR VALENTINES.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

Jane Bailey said...

What a lovely card Sue. My hubby has bought me a Grand Calibur for Xmas so I can't wait to get started. Will be popping back here regularly for ideas and inspiration. Merry Christmas. xxxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, This card is absolutely stunning!! I love the Venetian dies on this!! I love the colour, layout and sentiment..It is truly beautiful..:)..Love Carole..xxx

Sue E said...

I'm a bit late commenting on this one but it's gorgeous.:-D

sallysbitz said...

This is Gorgeous, just love the colour combo x

hugs sally x
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lynda said...

Just a gorgeous card Sue xx hugs Lynda

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful card Sue, I've decided black, red and white will be "in" next year :-) maddy x

Glass Daisy said...

Oh so pretty! Thanks Sue.
Sonia x

SusanLotus said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!
Merry Christmas and a blessed 2013!

Winter greetings from snowy Sweden.
Susan

Maggie said...

Great card , love the colours & design