Monday, 10 December 2012

My Personal Favourite

 Hi bloggers!  I completely forgot this card because I had put it into a special folder on my computer for the project book cards (those cards are not to be shown on my blog).  However, we ended up not using this one in the book so it gets to have a blog showing afterall.  I love this one, not sure if it is the crisp clean blue and white combo or all the flowers, the bling or the trellis effect but it is one of my favourite cards.  Maybe just because it took me ages with all those flowers, who knows! LOL  I started with some decorative paper I purchased.  One side is striped and I used that for the background.  The other side is dotty which I used for some of the flowers and my sentiment.  I used my edgeability insert to cut four border pieces.  I decided to use them with a white piece behind for tone on tone look.  I cut strips of white paper and wove it to form my lattice.  The way that I do this is to tape four or five strips all going the same direction to my craft mat.  Then I weave the others through them and tape them down to my craft mat once I am satisfied with the spacing.  Then I put double sided tape on the back of my border pieces and lay them down on top of the lattice on my craft mat.  I then peel it off my craft mat as one piece and trim away any lattice pieces that show outside my borders.  I add foam mounting pieces to the back to raise it above my background paper (I hope that all makes sense).  Once the lattice was in place, I used the Bitty Blossoms to cut all but two of the flowers of varying sizes and colours.   I rolled them and used glue dots to place them on my card.  For the two largest flowers, I used the Button Floral stamp to make my roses out of the dotty paper.  I used the swirl from the Heartfelt Creations dutch Iris die set to add some accents to my floral spray.  Next I cut one of the Labels 20 die out of white card.  I added natural pearl Nestabling to it and added it in the corner with mounting foam.  I stamped the Justrite Fleur de Lis using a clear perfect medium pad.  I heat embossed it with white powder and cut it out with the matching die.  I stamped the sentiment in the middle then mounted it in the middle of the larger blingey Labels 20.  Of course, it wasn't complete until I added my signature pierced edge!  I think it screams my name now, don't you! LOL  All for now, Sue x




169 comments:

Pam said...

Wow, this card is stunning, I love it and the flowers are gorgeous. Dont know how it didnt make the Project Book (although they were all gorgeous) but this one is something else.

Gail said...

Morning Sue, yes a very crisp clean looking card, I do like it very much! It's the bitty blossoms again, I really must get to grip with making those.
Gail C x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a lovely card and I love the flowers...your cards always cheer me up for the day ahead.

Have a good one. Deborah. H. :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a lovely card and I love the flowers...your cards always cheer me up for the day ahead.

Have a good one. Deborah. H. :)

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - simply stunning. I've absolutely gota try this one.
Rgs
Clare W

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue OMG this stunning i just love everything about this one. Ive it when you use these flowers. Like pam i dont know how this was missed going in to the project book. Take care Sue.

Debs Artliff

Karen R said...

This is really pretty, love the colours and all the flowers, and dots and stripes are my favourites for papers so a rea winner for me. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
???????? Why did this not make it into the book, it is BEAUTIFUL.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Hellma said...

Another stunning card Sue

auscrafts said...

wow!!!!! this is stunning ,the flowers are gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Great colour combo and composition, Sue - L20, flowers, bling, trellis, flourish all so pretty but not sure about the joined-up borders.

'P' in Wales

Desiree said...

Morning Sue,
This is such a lovely card. Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for your next shows!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely....your flowers are so beautiful. Take care.

Julia Watts said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love, Julia xxxx

jacqui said...

Lovely .

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful, and the blue and white is perfect.Bx

fame01 said...

Great card sue love everything about it ,, hugs sarah ..x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I love thiscard it definately has the WOW factor. It's great colour scheme and i think it would work well with a few other colours too! Such as pink and lilac really soft pastel shades though. As for the flowers they are gorgeous ! Why do mine never look this good? It will be great to see you back on our screens next weekend. Hugs Sonia x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, love the touch of blue papers, your talents know no end, you just keep giving. This is another card to try and recreate.

Wilma x x

Celina Dee said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card and as I have the new creative expressions project book I must say that it must have been very difficult to decide which card to put in the book itself. All of your submissions are simply stunning!!!
Thank you for all you do.
Have a great day today.
Celina

sharon kirkwood said...

I absolutely love this card, from it's delicate colours to it's clever construction. It is a real winner.
S. x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card is just stunning, I love making the flowers, I have a trellis like embossing folder, but will give this ago.
Happy crafting
Love Tina X

Victoria said...

If this doesn't scream Sue, then nothing will! Fab card, with so many different elements to look at. Amazing start to the week!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a gorgeous card, I really do like blue and white it looks so clean. Your flowers are beautiful and I can imagine how long it took to make

Love the trellis background as its very simple to show off your gorgeous flowers

Sue xx

Joesgrandma said...

This must rank amongst the very best of the cards on your blog Sue. I will throw all superlatives at this one. Love it!

Christine Harrop said...

This is just so fresh looking. I love all the flowers. Great. Christine x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

This is a truly stunning card. Love the colours (I have some of those background papers)and I love the flowers.

love Jean x

Lacelady said...

Another beauty, and yes, it has your name on it, big time. Must get hold of that project book sometime!

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. A fabulous Sue Wilson card. They keep getting better and better.

Val in Spain xxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
WOW! Oh! WOW! Yes! Yes! Yes! this really shouts your name and I love it.
The whole thing is beautiful, clean, crisp and so fresh. Might just have to have a take on this later.

Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Just when you think it can't get any better, IT DOES, this card is phenomenal, I absolutely love it. I love the borders, love the lattice effect, and absolutely adore the flowers.
So glad you found this card, Sue.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Heather said...

Oh Sue! How lovely! I adore blue and white it is so fresh looking and I love your flowers.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Heather said...

Sue, did we have a candy draw? Did I miss it?

Hugs Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
WOW This is a really gorgeous card, the flowers, trellis effect embissing and papers are all so beautiful and I agree it has your signature (even before I focus on the piercing) all over it. Love it all. Love BrenLel

lainey said...

everything works so well on this card Sue, love it!! lainey x

Wendy L said...

I agree this is stunning, xxxx

HiggiSue said...

Everyone before me has summed it up perfectly...
Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Very lovely card, Sue but not sure about the overlapped border. Think I might try the idea with the Fancy Lattice die. Sylvia W

June Fletcher said...

Good Morning Sue

This is such a beautiful card

Happy crafting

June x

Vick said...

Hi Sue, It definitely screams your name hun, all your cards have your signature! I love it, it reminds me of crisp clean egyptian cotton sheets on a warm day blowing in the breeze on a washing line!! simply clean and fresh linen, hugs, Vick xx
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sarah hyett said...

Wow a lovely card. X

happy2craft said...

Good morning Sue,
I totally agree with everyone, OMG, STUNNING. Love all the flowers, trellis, borders, everything. Whoever picks the projects for the book, will no doubt be hard pressed to choose from your selection as they are all FANTASTIC.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Marion said...

WOW Sue this is stunning ,love every thing about it,should have been in the book ,looking forward to seeing you back on TV next week.
Love Marion

Anonymous said...

A fantastic card Sue - just my sort. I am always using the lattice die and this is another take on doing lattice. A beautiful card Sue - yet another favourite! YvonneMayxx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow this card is stunning!! Not much more you can say,I don't know how it didn't make it into the project book as its one of the best cards ever!! Looking forward to your shows on sunday love lesley xx

Lucy Bush said...

A lovely card today sue,the colours are so soft.are you bringing any thing new to tv next week? Lucy

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Again my colour scheme so of course I love it. I also love the format and the bold lattice paper weave. The whole card makes a very visual statement doesn't it and I would love to see it in different colours - must have a go!!
Janet x

Clarissa said...

Another wonderful card and the colour combination is stunning.
Clarissa.X

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Clean crisp and fresh.This one is simply stunning-think that you need to have your own book!

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue this card is simply stunning. Love it x

Maryann said...

WOOT WOOT Sue, this is absolutely stunning. Sooooo gorgeous work and I absolutely LOVE it.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card dont know how u do it but keep up the gd work

kimberley said...

Truly,truly amazing-you must have the patience of a saint Sue.This would have to be for a very special person but wouldn't it be lovely to recieve it.you would feel truly loved and appreciated.take care,x.

kimberley said...

Truly,truly amazing-you must have the patience of a saint Sue.This would have to be for a very special person but wouldn't it be lovely to recieve it.you would feel truly loved and appreciated.take care,x.

kimberley said...

Truly,truly amazing-you must have the patience of a saint Sue.This would have to be for a very special person but wouldn't it be lovely to recieve it.you would feel truly loved and appreciated.take care,x.

HeatherT said...

Good morning Sue
I love the trellis, flowers, colours in fact I love everything about this card. It definitely screams your name. Like many others I don't know how it never made the project book but at least it made your blog for us to see.
Hugs x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,
Like WOW! Beautiful gift that anyone would love and enjoy. X

nannapat said...

Gosh, it would take me a week to make that many flowers! Very pretty card Sue. Pat x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
this is definitely a Sue card!
Beautiful !
LoveMarg

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, I love all those flowers! Time well spent I say, gorgeous colour scheme too. It's bloomin freezing here today. Wrap up warm when you come home. Brrrrr. Maddy xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the trellis and all the flowers.

Clare x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutly fantastic it really has the wow factor and so does the project book it is super
Margaret

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This is a Wow card! Love the blue and white, so cool and crisp. The mixed flowers are beautiful too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol H said...

Wow all those flowers so beautiful.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely stunning
love the colour and the flowers are gorgeous
even the way you have done the lattice
is very creative will definately be
trying this one. Nancyd xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A truly fabulous card. Why did this one not make the book.
It must have taken you ages to make the beautiful flowers.
Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens.
Lydia
X

hotpotato said...

very nice.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, all the flowers are gorgeous, just my colours. Emma

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, WOWZER!!! Even at minimum wage...that is an expensive card!!! It must have taken hours to make. What a masterpiece. Thanks as always Mabex

nattyboots said...

OOOO cor blimey , what a beauty

Elaine H X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

This is a Sue Wilson card so pretty and elegant lovely fresh colours.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is beautiful, love the blue and white and those flowers are fabulous.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
I can see why this is one of your favourites. It's a real stunner. I love the cool, clean colours and all the flowers. Must try this but I bet it won't look as good as yours!
Erica x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Flowers and delicate and blue thats my kind of card. I know making the flowers takes time, but the finished effect is worth it. Yes definitely one of your cards.

Love Rosemarie xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful. Wish my flowers came out like yours. I can see why it is a favourite of yours.
Audrey x

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Gorgeous card, I'm a sucker for flowers so this is right up my street, thank you x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue love the colours must try

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This surely has the WOW factor, it is stunning, love the trellis and all the beautiful flowers. Sue I think you need to produce a Project Book just for your own designs. I am making one up myself by coping all the cards for future reference.

Hugs

Carol x

guffie said...

are they mad not to put this card in the book it's simply stunning xx gail from eastbourne

hazel said...

Another stunning card Sue i like it for the colour, trellis effect and flowers. xx hazel

Jackie Calvert said...

So definately you,and so definately georgous. the design is lush.

moonsea said...

Hi Sue
Wow - what a stunning card. That obviously took a lot of time to do. I love the flowers and embossing.
Love, Lynne xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOWee this card has your name all over it, stunning and beautiful, love the clean crisp look and the flowers are gorgeous, mine are still not up to scratch lol. This has cheered up a dark damp Monday.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Sue how do you do it? Another cracker!!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, this card is perfect everything about it is so pretty ,I must get the stamps Jean Z xx

Lin W said...

WOW what a stunner this is.
xxx

Maggie said...

Oh my goodness what a simply wonderful card. The colours are so clean and crisp and the lattice is definitely something I need to have a go at doing. Hooray for bad weather - I shall spend all day crafting instead of going out shopping! xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Wow, this is stunning, lovely colours, flowers and love everything about it.

Love
June xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely fresh looking card, flowers are gorgeous, keep them coming, take care, Jess.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful. I think everyone else has summed it up perfectly. The colours are so cool, crisp and fresh. The only bit I'm not sure about are the overlapping borders - _ I think I would have to cover them somehow. This should have made it to the project book.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This card is really stunning.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I adore the flowers, and whole card is so fresh looking.
Margaret L

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Fabulous fresh looking card that certainly does scream your name Sue xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the way you weaved the lattice behind the flowers. With love & light Theresa. H

Meg said...

Your flowers are stunning Sue.
I think a mitred corner on the border and thinner strips for your lattice
would have been better. But it is a beautiful card, the colours are delightful.

Margaret O
xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, this is such a pretty, girly card and something that I would love to recieve. As you say, it is very crisp looking. Another beautiful creation.

Michelle E xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Wow really like this one x Love the blue and white flowers . Nice little detail on the corners of the flowers. . (three times tried to write this blog lol phone door lol ) ne in the next day) Yep definitely a Sue Wilson card. Think i could spot them anywhere. Though Julia are quite nice too. Fab job and can hear the singing again
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Paper Junkie said...

Another fabulous label 20 card! Is anyone out there keeping count? Just love the colours of this one. X

Laura O said...

can see why this card is one of your favourites its a fab card .flowers must have taken ages .They are lovely.Laura O

CraftyJo said...

It most certainly *does* scream your name ;) There's such a lot going on with this very pretty card.

Kim Witziers said...

Oh My what a perfectly stunning card I must try this one.
Kim x

Kim Witziers said...

Oh My what a perfectly stunning card I must try this one.
Kim x

iggy said...

fresh & cool without being cold....love it
cheered me up as im poorly x

Vie Carter said...

A fabulous card Sue

Would have warrented a place in the project book

Vie
x

gwen70 said...

This is stunning and the flowers are gorgeous, beautiful colours what more could we ask for

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW what a gorgeous card !! I love everything about it. I love the trellis work. you are so clever the way you have explained the techniques you used. I love the idea of using the border inserts and just embossing them only in strips And not using them to cut. The flowers are lovely and the labels 20 look great !! The colour combo is great to. Thank you so much for your continuous inspiration lots of love tres x x x

Sue B said...

My god Sue I thought the card with the small flowers on you showed last week was a "WOW" but this one is a double "WOWSER" absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

Rose in Chester said...

Sue, you've done it again - this one is breathtaking. I love EVERYTHING about it.

Sathya said...

Superb!!!

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Another wow card. Just love every thing about it. Can you please send me a jar of your Mojo? (lol)
Big hug. Jan.x

Christine said...

Cool and elegant, beautiful.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Marianna Hammer said...

How absolutely beautiful this card is :)

Jules said...

Love this card! Love the colour combo and especially the trellis effect! Nice one Sue! X

magpie said...

Whoo hoo! This is stunning Sue. I love the blue on the background paper. This is the colour I have done from the "Happy Holiday" poinsettia card that you did. Blue leaves, white poinsettia and an embossed snowflakes folder for the background. Those flowers are gorgeous and the weaved lattice looks fantastic! Stunning Sue xx Love Karen xx

TC said...

Stunning card, I agree with you Sue, one of my favorites too.

Ita said...

Hi Sue yes this card is screaming Sue Wilson it is a work of art,and I think you should get it framed and hang it in a sunny room,it says so many things to me ,and it reminded me of a summer house we had at the beach when I was young, every thing in the house was that shade of blue and white ,or as the call it in frnce marine blue,
I just love every thing about this card Thank you for putting it on your blog
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue,

This isn't just a card - it's a gift!!! Beautiful work of art which would be kept and treasured as it is obvious how much work has gone into it.

Hugs, Belinda x

La Vikinga said...

Great card. As always, I like the window-look.

Charlotta

wendy hewings said...

So very pretty, love the clean look of the blues and white a beautiful card

dutchess said...

oh how pretty ....not just the colours but the design....it's perfect.....those flowers must have taken ages....hugs Margaret

SusanP, Kent said...

Love it Sue! For ALL the reasons you listed and yes the piercing is so 'Sue Wilson' that if I ever find my design ruler I don't think I'd feel 'right' using this technique!
Sue

Howdy said...

One of my favourites so far.

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great card! I love all those flowers, the hard work was worthwhile :)

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, What a stunning card, I absolutely love all the flowers, and the colours are fab.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Anonymous said...

I really love cards you do with flowers and this one is one of the best Sue,definitely one for framing.
Carole N x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another stunner, don't know where you get your ideas but please keep them coming.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue This card is shouting out your name and I absolutely love it! Just stunning. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

dragonswing said...

Love this!! My favorite color of blue and with the lattice work--reminds me of my garden. So pretty!!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Love the soft blue tones!

Carole Z said...

I can see why it's one of your favourites, it's beautiful! Love the colours, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

I agree. it's gorgeous!!!

Mol x

tracy w said...

Hello sue I love this one the flowers look gorgeous thankyou Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Simply stunning is all I can say. The colours are fab and the design great. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Crafty Lark said...

Absolutely stunning, adore the flowers. xx Flora

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card this is i really love it. The combination of the colours and all the flowers and the lattice background it's all gorgeous.
I like the edgability die cut borders it really frames it well.

Thank you for your inspiration and creativity .

Best wishes for you and Christmas tidings.

Katie-Lou sweetlove

brenda said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love everything, the colour, the design and what a lot of work in the flowers alone. STUNNING x

Sue C said...

A very clean looking card, loving all the flowers too xx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful The lattice is something I will try

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the flowers nice delicate colour
Love Marion x

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! I really like the white and blue together.

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue love this one and yes, it's just your style1

Christine
xx

Helen said...

Pale blue and white, is absolutely stunning. Love all the flowers and the justrite stamp. love Helen

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I can certainly see why this is your 'personal favourite'. It's really lovely.
Love Sam xxx

salem said...

woooow card love all

baconbits said...

Evening,
Wow this definately could not be mistaken for anyone elses card - a defo SUe Wilson original.

Really like the pale blue and white and those flowers are just divine.
Really liking labels 20 and those Justrite stamps will be added to my collection.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

sued99 said...

Yes I love this one too!

jordiegirl said...

Another beautiful card Sue.

Joan Donaldson said...

A truly beautiful card Sue. I really like this one, although I don't know if I would MAKE all the flowers. Could be tempted to a little help with these.

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Sue! I just adore the colours and the flowers are fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

melody said...

Hi Sue, just stunning, this card should not be hid away at all so so pretty. HugsMelody xXx

Anonymous said...

really stunning sue,where do you get your inspiration? your truly amazing.
susan newcastle upon tyne

Addicted to your blog said...

Truly beautiful, your ideas are just magical - how on earth do you come up with all your designs? Fantastic

Alice xx

Jules Ireson said...

Wow, Sue. I really love this one. The idea of using trellis is great. I've used it in cards myself, and it always gets a "wow". Such patience to make the flowers. Each one takes ages. The colour scheme is so beautiful - subtle and suitable for guys as well as gals. The high lit of my day is looking at your emails to see what masterpieces you have been creating, and giving me different ideas for using Spellbinders - my dies of choice any day of the week! Take care. Jules

Sue Parish said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it,
Sue xx

Janice K said...

Love the blue and white combination and the flowers are gorgeous! x

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JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
This card is just beautiful. I love the colours and design.
I will definately give this one a try.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

Anonymous said...

Sue
I love this card and it is definitely worthy of the project book. The flower spray is fantastic and the colours are beautiful.
Don't know how you do it every time but keep up the wonderful inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Very pretty! Like it a lot Sue :-) Claire xxx

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lynda said...

Just gorgeous Sue a big WOW WOW WOW
Lynda xx

Claveh said...

Very pretty Sue, I can see why this one has become a favourite! xxx

Kylemore Kards said...

Now this is nice. Keep 'em coming. Thanks again Sue.

Jane said...

How amazing this one is Sue ,I Love the colours the bitty blossoms are my absolute favourite .

Jane xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sue, love it all. So fresh Safe journey home

regards

lorraine - from an extremely frosty scotland.
xxx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue can c how this is ur favouite its lovely
hugs chris x

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