Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Side By Side

Hi blog friends!  Today's card is one of the last few Labels 20 cards that I have left to show for awhile.  I do really love this die shape so no doubt it will be finding it's way back into my card making very soon.  Sometimes I set out with an objective in mind and this was the case with this one.  I think we often get certain rules in our heads about card making like everything has to work exactly or it doesn't work at all!  Case in point is this card, the sentiment was stamped on the striped background paper and I decided that I didn't want to show it by cutting out the oval shape that was part of the stamped image surrounding it.  I picked labels 18 to use as an aperture because I thought it was far more interesting in shape.  You can still see the stamped pattern (although it is in a very pale aqua colour ink), but you needn't let the shape dictate your card designs either.  Be bold!  I also cut a larger labels 20 for the background and added pearl Nestabling to it (I cut the centre out by hand so my sentiment would show).  I stamped Justrite borders on the top and bottom of the card and just heat embossed them with clear.  I used some pieces of leftover silky crush ribbon and made flowers by heating the edges, stacking them and gluing and adding pearls to the centre.  I added some pearl swirls for bling and pierced the edges to finish it off.  Very basically a simple card, but I hope that you will take with you a different idea about "card making rules."  There shouldn't be any!  Just do what you like and what you think works!  All for now, Sue x



143 comments:

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card as always.Nice to know there are no rules!

Jan.moogie said...

Love the card, love the colours and this is also one of my favourite dies Sue, x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue on this very cold and frosty morning! Beautiful card again, do love labels 20.

love Jean x

Hellma said...

Great card Sue,

cebelica said...

I love this sentiment. Beautiful card! Hugs! xx

Bosquie said...

love anything different and card making and scrap booking especially,and how beautiful is this card ! Miss your creative talents on tv as no one designs cards like you.XX

Anonymous said...

Last Labels 20 card (boo hoo) but definitely not least. Beautiful card, Sue, like everything about it!
Hope to see more L20 in future and thanks for all the inspiration.

'P' in Wales

Karen R said...

I love the colour and the layout but I am most impressed by the many different ways in which you make your flowers. They are all beautiful xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another sunning creation using one of my favourite Dies.
Love today`s colour theme.
Glad there are NO rules I don`t DO rules.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, your cards are very inspirational and this one is no exception. Love the colours and the flowers. Bx

Gail said...

Morning Sue, lovely combination ! I really like the little flowers. Another card I can see will work in most colours.
Gail C x

fame01 said...

What real beautiful card sue love the colour and the flowers are a must..stunning .. hugs sarah ..xx

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card and the sentiment is lovely too. Hugs Sonia x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, because of your lovely designs I have fallen in love with labels twenty die and used it often. I will miss seeing more cards using to die.

Wilma x x

Izzwizz said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I do love that teal colour. Your flowers are just gorgeous, I could pick them :-). Maddy x

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card as always

Nanny Jo said...

What a pretty card, Sue. Hmmm...I wonder what MY flowers would turn out like if I tried that technique?? Must practice that, such a lovely idea!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. I agree with Karen R. Your flowers are fantastic, you seem to have an endless variety. Thank you. Take care.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Everything you've done with this card works... naturally! Love the colour, design etc etc

Happy crafting :)

June x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful and fresh card, I love the background paper, and the ribbon flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I too love labels 20 and seem to use it all the time. Another beautiful card and the flowers are gorgeous.
Hugs x

creativecardsbyjulie said...

Good morning Sue , beautiful card. I purchased labels 20 with the just rite stamps sets when you showed them on C&C and I use my labels 20 with lots of cards too. I'm now waiting for labels 28 and the romantic rectangles that Julia showed the other day,
Missing you on tv though and look forward to your next show,
Love julie xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue from S.London where we are having our first snow fall, hope it doesn't last!
Lovely card lots going on - but not in your face, Very tasteful the colour is gorgeous and those flowers are so-so pretty.
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

Joesgrandma said...

Just Gorgeous Sue. Love the layout, colours and the dies. Thanks Sue!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another must try! Snowy here today so in the modd to finihs off those x-mas cards. Are you on C&C before x-mas? if so when? please let us know as soon as you can -
Thx
Clare W

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
There is a time and place for rules and crafting has no rules you just go with the flow to see what comes out, many a time I have an idea and what I end up with is nothing like what I was aiming at.
Happy crafting.
Love the colours and flowers of today's card.
Love Tina x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Back to your fave teal today and why not, gorgeous.

kimberley said...

I think this card is absolutely gorgeous.Everything about it just screams class.Again you never cease to amaze me-please come home soon and get back on our screens.We miss you sooooooooo much,take care,x.

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue, love the colour and design. Card making rules are that there are no rules. xx hazel

Lynn said...

blooming lovely card as usual!! but why arent you doing spellbinders pick of the day!!! its not the same without you,think labels 20 is my fave too xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love the little flowers, and the Teal card!
The whole card is lovely!
LoveMarg


Christine Harrop said...

I love the striped paper and the colour. Beautiful sentiment and beautiful card. Love from Christine x

Christine Harrop said...

I love the striped paper and the colour. Beautiful sentiment and beautiful card. Love from Christine x

Carole Z said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Carole Z X

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

What a very pretty card.
Absolutely love the flowers.x

Anonymous said...

'morning, your fans are saying all that I think too!! Love it. Mabex

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card i love the flowers made by using dies. Love the colours that you have used. Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card I am lovin the flowers (must try these) and my favourite shape labels 20. Colours are gorgeous such an elegant card.


Hugs Annx without an "e"

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card using my favourite dies. Love the colours too.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Val said...

Hi Sue
This is so useful for many occasions. Love it.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used.

Clare x

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous card Sue. There are no rules with creativity in my book... Its so personal. Love the card and colour scheme.
Hugs
Sue H

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love labels 20, the colour is beautiful, with the ribbon flowers, lovely.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Victoria said...

You've really showcased what's possible with labels 20 - brilliant ideas. I love the silk flowers and will have to give them a go!

guffie said...

Lovely card Sue and i just adore those little flowers xx gail from eastbourne

Jules said...

GM Sue, I never tire of labels 20, it enhances every project I do! So thanks for bringing it to us! Beautiful card again. I love stripes and dots so this is a total winner for me! X

sharon kirkwood said...

This is really lovely and the colours are refreshing. It's amazing how many different styles of cards can be made using one main die ie. labels 20. I can't believe that I still haven't invested in it yet. I think it's one of the many for my Christmas card list.
S. x

hotpotato said...

beautiful card.

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue. I agree with you I love this label shape as well. Beautiful card, love the colour. Hugs xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Love todays card, in fact I have to buy the labels 20 after seeing all your ideas with it

xxxx

Clarissa said...

Another gorgeous card.
Clarissa. X

Anonymous said...

Just love the labels 20 die - it is the top of my Christmas list as all the cards you have made with it are just beautiful. Love the colour too. Another winner Sue. YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Simple but very elegant. I haven't tried making flowers this way but will certainly have a go. I must admit I get into a set frame of mind and for a while all my cards seem to be on the same track so thank you for jogging the memory that change is good.
Janet x

Lacelady said...

Great combination of dies, they really work together.
I wrote to Spellbinders about the Fleur de lis die and got this reply:
Lesley,

Thank you for contacting Spellbinders Customer Support. Fleur de lis Pendant is a very popular die, unfortunately it was discontinued to make room for new dies that were announced. We do not have any inventory on this item and I have no information regarding its return. I suggest that you watch our website, blog, to see what the designers will announce next! Please contact me if you have any other questions.

I am now thinking that one of the Asian motif dies might make a good substitute.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beatiful card the
flowers are great must do this again the last time you showed them I tried them and they looked
great but you forget till you see
them again don't have labels 20
yet every time I go to our local
craft shop I forget the number and I
have so many already I sometime buy
the same one its not the first time I have that but they are very good
they let me change them. Nancyd xx

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue. Every time you stamp onto a patterned paper, I think how effective it is, but I never think to do it myself! MUST TRY HARDER!!!

Thanks for the inspiration as always.

Maryann said...

Soooo beautiful and what a lovely sentiment too.

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning ,love the colour and this die is gorgious and no big bow yeh.
Marion

Carolyn B said...

Lovely card Sue. I had my first attempt at making 'frames' at a workshop the other day...I de embossed the frames by mistake...duh!, but they still looked okay. We did the interlocking technique with the strip threaded through, and I was really pleased with the result.

Keep them coming!
Carolyn B x

Julia Watts said...

Great card - love it! Julia xxxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue from frosty Yorkshire! What a beautiful card, love the stripes, dots and sentiment. I use Labels 20 lots, got them and the stamps when you showed them on C&C.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

nannapat said...

That card is beautiful Sue. I love the colour and those flowers are just fab! Pat x

moonsea said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always. I love the turquoise and white combination and the little pearl edges are gorgeous.
Labels 20 is so pretty and versatile.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the colours, the flowers and lables 20 Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another wonderful card ! I just love these dies....I cannot get enough of them! Take care Love Michelle xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card you have for us again today , i love it and i think the pearls set it off a treat

Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning creation., do love the labels 20 but you always come up with something different. Love the colours and flowers.
Hurry back soon you are missed
Hugs Carol x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, Stuff the rules if it works then thats all that matters.
Beautiful card and i love the colours. Emma

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Another beauty. Love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card in one of my favourite colours.
Erica x

Christine said...

A beautiful card, you make even a relatively simple card special.
Thank yo, Sue
Christine
x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue, This card is lovely,the colours go perfectly with the style of the card, and the flowers are the icing on the cake. You are so right about rules, we should follow our imagination.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love this card. It's such a classic 'Sue' card. There is definitely something about labels 20 that draws you back. It's got me under it's spell too ;-) With love & light Theresa. H

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the colours and the layout.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Very lovely card, love the colour.
Margaret L

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Yes another cracking card. Just had a brain wave how about wholes instead of pearls to show background paper through ummm. Might have a play with that. Smashing flowers. Yep singings to me
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Carol H said...

What a pretty card, love the colours.

lainey said...

love it!! lainey x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue.... very pretty card...the flowers are gorgeous....wish mine would look like them....have a great day.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

What a lovely card and I especially like the sentiment words
love from Jackie D

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, yes there are no rules in card making, just as there are no mistakes only happy accidents. Have a good day, Jess

AnnR said...

Lovely touch of the pale label, love the roses too

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,

I love all shades of aqua, but it's what YOU do with it that's so amazing. Labels 20 is definitely on my 'most wanted' list right now!
Thanks.
Sue

Vie Carter said...

Aqua is a great colour to use


Love the pearls and swirls, they really do make a special card

Vie
x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. May be simple to you .... nice and feminine. Love your flowers
Audrey x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD.LOVE THE COLOUR

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue well you've done it again made me realise that I really NEED labels 20!!lol I love everything about this card and when I get labels 20 will def be giving it a go.would it be possible for you to let us know when you're going to be on c+c next so we can plan our funding!! Hope you're well and look forward to seeing you soon lover lesley xx

Anonymous said...

Simple - NO. Simply stunning - YES!! I love how the frame appears to be floating on top of the sentiment. Exquisite.

Michelle E xx

Howdy said...

Stunning as usual

nikkib said...

As gorgeous as ever Sue, love those colours too.....

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Fab card as always..xxx

Sue E said...

Silky crush ribbon is so nice. Just ordered loads.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Nice card Sue xXx

iggy said...

love the colourway..nice one as usual

Sue C said...

Another stunning card, love the colour and the flowers xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, yet another brilliant card. love it. I must get out my label 20 dies and have a play. Come back soon you're missed lots. Lol and hugs Lynne M x x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another super card. Must admit labels 20 is one of my favourites also.
God bless
JanNxx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This card is fun and lovely. Glad that I have these dies too.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, the flowers are easy to make but look stunning.

Donna Jones

Ita said...

Morning Sue,another stunning card I love the aqua colour it works so well with the label 20 dies,you are right about the card making rules there should not be any,my Mother who was a a Artist in a lot of crafts used to say"Every fault is a fashion"
Smiles
Ita

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A really lovely card for today !! More labels 20. I love this shape. I love the colours you have used too. I miss not seeing you on c+c. Hope all is well Love Tres x x x

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue, I don't have labels 20 myself but do appreciate all you show you can do with it.

Laura O said...

fab card love the flowers they are beautiful.Laura O

lynda said...

This is a lovely card Sue, the colour is so pretty with the beautiful flowers .Hugs Lynda x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue
Gr Elly

magpie said...

Lovely, elegant card Sue x Love how you've clear embossed a border on the top & bottom of the card. Like you say do what & how you want. no rules is good! xx Love Karen xx

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Such a lovely card. I like the composistion as well. TFS. So pleased there are no rules.Hugs. Jan.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, a beautiful result of breaking rules!

Mol x

Marlene said...

Love this card beautiful flowers must try this thanks again for great idea's

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I didn't get online yesterday, so have just found yesterday's card, which is lovely!! It is so spring-like and fresh!!! I love your choice of colour. Today's card is also very interesting, and I appreciate your description of how you make your card, which is always a reference I can turn back to you on your blog. I have both stes of the label dies, so I look forward to trying out this idea when I'm back to full health. Thank you once again!!
Anne with an E

Jane said...

Lovely idea, very delicate flowers need to have a go at this one.

Jane xx

Addicted to your blog said...

Beautiful card Sue and as always the elements come together so well. It's hard to see the embossed detail on the striped background but I'm sure it looks even better in real life!

Alice x

Fieldsend said...

Evening Sue Stunning card and love the verse.

Love June
xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful and classic :)

dutchess said...

how lovely.....love that label die so elegant ....great card Sue....snowing here. hugs Margaret

Julie Mac said...

Such a pretty card and those ribbon roses look great!
Love Julie x

brenda said...

Lovely sentiment and the flowers are gorgeous and so simple to make, must give them a try x

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Rose in Chester said...

Another beautiful card, I love your ideas.

Barbara said...

Very, very pretty, love those little flowers, gorgeous!!!

tracy w said...

Hello Sue love this card the green looks stunning one of my favour dies thankyou Tracy w xx

Jean Woodward said...

Lovely card, beautiful and elegant, and the colour is great.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,
A simply amazing card, love the colours and the fact that you say there are no rules - even if there were they would be made for breaking. When crafting i agree if it works for you then it works.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely gorgeous and I love the colour combination. It would be really fab if you could post some cards using the d'lite dies (or am I being cheeky asking that?). When you get a chance of course. Love Sam xxx

Pam said...

A very pretty card, lovely colours and that Labels dies is gorgeous.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I love the flowers on this one, so pretty and yet another option when it comes to mixing it up!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

melody said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card.Hugs Melody xXx

Linda Simpson said...

Wonderful card and the sentiment is just fabulous, oh so true.

Hugs
Linda xxx

karenlotty said...

Another great card. I love the idea of stamping onto the background. I'm not a "stamper" (at the mo!) but a digital crafter. I'm going to have a go at printing a sentiment onto background paper and building up from that!

Sue Parish said...

I wouldn't have thought it possible to stamp the sentiment onto striped paper in case it looked odd or made the sentiment difficult to read - but it's absolutely fine! So I understood what you said about no rules. Note to self - I must be braver!
Love the colour and I have that ribbon. Some of my Christmas cards have it wrapped round them, cinched in the middle and topped with die cut holly.
Sue xx

jordiegirl said...

Lovely card and a beautiful sentiment.

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue
I love the card. It's beautiful.
Love Elaine

Paper Junkie said...

I love the way the 18 die goes with the 20 - must have a play with all the labels in my stash.
In response to LADYLACE - if it is the fleur de lis squares you are after then try iconuk - free postage too. A bit cross with CC as I bought the d lites the first time around as "they will not be brought back at this price the next time" They were right - they are cheaper! Ah well - that's life!
Hoped it might be you Sue for the POTD - so double disappointment! X

Cassieajh said...

Finally I realised Labels 20 was the only Die I was missing & as you were using it so much I gave in & bought it today, then you tell me this is the last one you will be using it for a while LOL However I have loved all the cards you have made with this die so when it arrives I will be able to practice. Hugs xxx

val jones said...

Hi Sue. beautiful card as usual

val in Spain xxx

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue
hugs chris x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another lovely card...I love the flowers, I must try heating the edges, what a clever idea.The colors are gorgeous you can't go wrong with Teal. Thanks

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another lovely card...I love the flowers, I must try heating the edges, what a clever idea.The colors are gorgeous you can't go wrong with Teal. Thanks

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Paula Gale said...

beautiful card Sue. One of my favourite colours too....

Paula x x x

carole wright said...

Hi just found u via C&CTV! I love your cards and feel inspired to make some of those bitty blooms, just lovely.