Sunday, 23 December 2012

What If...

Good Sunday morning all!  I chuckle every time I look at this card because it was the result of that age old question, "what if."  In this case, I wondered what if I just used all the edgeability inserts on one card at one time!  So I lined them all up, taped them into place and sent them rolling through my machine!  I may not do it again as it was a bit difficult to cut them all.  It took multiple passes through the machine and I had to turn the orientation of the dies too.  In the end, though, I thought it was rather interesting so I decided to use it for my card.  I stamped my sentiment in black at the bottom, then matted my white piece over some of my teal card so it would show through the cut away bits.  I used one of the inserts to make a border too, but added a cutting edge to it this time.  I did one side then moved the dies over to do the other side.  I matted it on a teal background strip.  I tied a messy bow out of green gem seam binding and added a pearl embellishment and two stick pins to it.  I had a piece of white netting in my craft stash so I used it behind my bow.  I pierced the edges to finish.  I do think that this would be pretty with a red backing and a Christmas sentiment to it for a quickie card!
It's Sunday and time for the Comment Game Winners to be announced.  This week's winners are:
Sandra F!!!
Mol!!!
Debbie Tinks!!!
Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  I do hope all your Christmas preparations are coming along smoothly.  Thank you for taking time to visit the blog during this hectic time, I really appreciate it!  All for now, Sue x

134 comments:

Pam said...

A very pretty card Sue, I like this idea and the colourways are lovely but so adaptable as you say.

Anonymous said...

Interesting card, Sue, very effective with dark background.
Just goes to show, always have a play with dies and you never know what may happen.

'P' in Wales

Jan.moogie said...

Love the card Sue,colours are yummy.x

Rosie said...

This card was worth the effort, Sue! Love the teal and white.

Karen R said...

What a clever idea and it produced a really pretty, I think itg lookf great. The colours are just lovely xx
Congratulations to the winners

Celina Dee said...

I love it!!! TG you put the teal/blush card on C&C as I bought a good lot of it just for the teal colour alone!! I've had so much trouble finding card in that colour!!
Only 2 more sleeps 'til Santa arrives!! What is on your wish list? I asked for more crafty supplies LOL!!
Celina

Lin W said...

I have done this myself, and yes it is hard work but i love the affect,it looks really good in vellum,very lacy and not so hard to do
xxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, love today`s card, the technique, the colours and of course the "Bow"
I have some of the Teal card so might just have a go at something similar after Santa has been. I have put a few Dies on my list to him......................!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A GREAT IDEA.I LIKE THAT YOU REVERSED THE COLOUR FOR THE BOARDER TOO. NEAT TRICK. AMAZING WHAT A GREAT CARD YOU CAN GET JUST WITH EDGEABILITIES/GREAT JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful Card. Congrats to the winners and Happy Christmas!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I think it looks like embroidery anglaise - very pretty. I don't have any edgeabilities yet but think perhaps I should think about getting some.
Rgs
Clare W

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
My favourite colours and I love this card Teal and white go so well together, yes it is good to play with the dies you do give us some great ideas. One to try

Hugs

Carolx

ellyscard creatief said...

Nice Card Sue, Gr Elly

Christine Harrop said...

It's a very interesting card Sue. It does indeed look like broderie anglaise, as Claire noted. I just love the teal, and the bow. Love from Christine x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card, worth all the effort.

love Jean x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I used this technique this year on a few of my Christmas cards and used glitter card underneath, although a bit fiddly it was worth the effort. I just love the teal card I hope it is going to be permanent stock at C&C.
Hugs x

Maggie said...

Such a pretty card Sue I agree about the red and quickie card, a very versatile card. Love teal!
Congrats to the winners

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, It's a stunning card and well worth all the effort to produce it. I love the colour used too. Hugs Sonia x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Another pretty card, suitable for many occasions, and I have to agree would look good in other colours too.

Donna Jones

jayne denver said...

Hi sue now this is different and I like it thanks jayne

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Very pretty card

Good idea for many occasions. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue have to agree with the others ,its different and looks classy.
Love Marion

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
A rather interesting outcome, one that I quite like but if you had a bit of difficulty cutting them I would be tearing my hair out, so won't probably try it. Might though........

Anonymous said...

This is such a delicate and clean looking card. Well worth all the cutting it took - the same as the lattice die which takes a lot of cutting and turning but is so worth it in the end. Another stunning and inspiring card Sue. Love YvonneMayxx

Ann said...



Beautiful card love the clean neat lines of the edgeabillities and the colours are gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Victoria said...

Very clever effect again Sue, you're very imaginative! It's really worth the effort.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Superb, this card is superb. I know it took you ages to get the edgeabilities to all cut together, but it was so worth it. It is divine, and the teal and white is a beautiful combination. Another beautiful creation.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Yes, Yes, Yes today's card is a hit!! I really do love using the edgeabilities - they always look fantastic and can be used for all occasions. Using different coloured backgrounds show each card in a very different light.
Janet x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is really stunning, it may have taken time to cut with all the dies, but really worth it. Congrats tot he winners. Bx

Corinne said...

interesting card love the teal just received my pack yesterday Xmas Hugs Corinne

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card, love the idea of this, - you are always so inventive with the dies!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
I think it was worth all your effort,the card is delicate looking,rather like lace-love it.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
The effort it took to cut the dies was worth the end result, a lovely lace effect card, love this colour too.
I wonder what you put on your Santa's wish list, whatever you wish for, I hope it is under the tree.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

darcydaydream said...

hi sue.
so worth the effort..very effective and a clever idea....x

Jean Johnston said...

What a good idea Sue. It shows how we don't need lots of dies to get a great effect. I don't have any edgeabilities yet but maybe in the New Year.....
Very best wishes to all.

Sandybee said...

A very clever "What If" Sue, beautiful colours


Wishing you and every follower of your blog a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. So looking forward to all the new cards in 2013

xx Sandra

gwen70 said...

Well worth your efforts Sue, love this one

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a good idea and such a lovely card.
Margaret

marg said...

Hello Sue!
You must be pleased with end results it looks beautiful!
I like the font on the sentiment is it a stamp?
Love it Sue!
LoveMarg

dutchess said...

Hi Sue...don't they look different when you see them like this....really stunning.....just thinking red and white...blue,gold behind ...well that's 3 cards!....no Chrissy preparation for me out for Christmas lunch.....everyone wants money this year so job done.....I have to admit to buying everyone selection boxes cos we are all big kids at heart.....hugs Margaret xxx

Wendy L said...

Good isea though and it turned out good xxxx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely card.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. You keep coming up with new wonderful ideas. Really fantastic card. very elegant.

Can't believe Christmas is nearly here. I've been hinting for Labels 20 and the matching stamps. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that Santa has heard me.

Val in Spain xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Different for you and I love it. The edgeability dies look super.
Audrey x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, what a great card and a different twist to the using the dies. Love the past few days cards too as havn't been able to get on, what a treat I had this morning looking at them all. Will have a play with this idea later as I have an anniversary card to make.

Have agreat day
hugs Lynn

Bosquie said...

What a great idea! And doesn't it look fantastic.XX

Izzwizz said...

Great fun, the diecut ting is so pretty and I love the teal colour. Maddy x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This is different and it was worth the effort. Love it.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue. Yes it would look stunning in red and black too i think. There are so many possibilities for this design. xx hazel

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Just shows what lovely effects you can get using the "What if" method. Love the teal and white, but as you say, any colours would work.
Just off to finish the food shopping!!! Yes I know it's going to be packed but we do it every year as a family and have a good giggle in the supermarket trying to slip the strangest objects into the trolley without being seen, a strange tradition but we enjoy it. Take care.

ang said...

it is interesting and effective angxxx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty card, I know what you mean about difficult to pass through the caliber I've done a sheet full of dies and its a tough job. Hugs xx

cebelica said...

Wonderful card! Hugs! xx

lainey said...

very effective Sue. lainey x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
You are a very clever lady! Such a good idea and one that can be replicated in any colour combination - love it!

moonsea said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today - the edgings look like old lace. And I love the colour - where do you get your cardstock from (teal and blush etc)?
PS. Have to ask you - what is a messy bow?
Love, Lynne xxx

Carole Z said...

HI Sue, wonderful effect and worth all the work! Carole Z X

Maryann said...

It´s a very beautiful card and definitely something I would like to try sometimes too. I´ve often made such simple fast cards this kind too, but this looks really great and I love that teal color too.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, You got further than I did with this idea. I tried it when I first got the dies, but gave up. Now I know it can be done, I will try again. It makes a lovely card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue, your card reminded me of fairisle knitting patterns.
I do like it very much.
Gail C x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue well youvd done it again this one is stunning i agree with you it would look great in red. I will have a go at it and i'll send it to you. Hope you are all ready for christmas cos im not still running a round in a tizzy. Have a great christmas. Sue.

Debs Artliff

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Your "what if" has turned out to be a winner! Love the pattern and of course teal.... one of my favouite colours

Happy crafting...

June x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another great idea, lovely card, I have a couple of edge abilities, so must give this a try.
Congras to the winners. Take care, Jess

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and love how the colour shines through the holes. Emma

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card, as others have said worth all the effort to get this fantastic result.
Love BrenLel

Janice K said...

It might have caused you a few problems but the finished effect is lovely. x

Pixie Amethyst said...

What a stunning card Sue and would never have thought to do that. Thank you for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love your title 'What If?' This question helps spur the creativity within. I could do with it as a stamp to add to my journals. I really like the way the card turned out. With love & light Theresa. H

Lacelady said...

It would be beautiful in any colourway! I love it.

jane gray said...

Such a lovley card sue. It has now conviced me to get the insert dies and play. Will have to see what santa brings!

take care

Janex

sued99 said...

What a good idea. I even have some of those dies.

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue. I think this is stunning. Well worth the effort.
Love the colours as well. Hope Santa brings you what you wish for. Happy Christmas. Hugs 3362 Jan.x

bluebell said...

hello sue i have seen a card simlar to this before,good idea with the long dies,i gave it ago then with a good result. love bluebell-flowerwood.

Laura O said...

This is a really pretty card ,love the white and teal colours.Laura O

CraftyJo said...

So cute - thanks for the warning about the effort it took, guess I'll just admire this and not bother trying it myself :)

Jan Caven said...

Really effective card Sue and the colours are so striking, another good one
love
Jan

Jean Cockburn said...

love this card Sue, yet another idea to use our dies in a different way, you are always so inspirational thank you, hope you have a wonderful Christmas xxx Jean

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great idea and card lookss really effective.
Beverley W

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love this card I have some border dies so in the new year will get them out to give this ago.
Making sweets with my daughter Jessica today so kitchen smells lovely.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. I have all the edgeabilities so will give this a try. xx

Anonymous said...

Perfect timing, as I've just received some of the insert dies as a sale purchase and I also got the teal/blush card from C&C last week. I have some birthday cards to make, and this will fit the bill beautifully.

Thanks for all the work you put into the blog - I look forward to it every day.

Merry Christmas,
ruth gwh

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great "what if..." card :)
Turned out really nice! I also like the color :)

Clare said...

Lovely card, I love the effect you've made.

Clare x

Sue C said...

Your 'What If' card turned out really interesting, I adore these colours xx

salem said...

fab card

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A very clever and different use of dies for this card Sue which has turned out beautifully. Love this idea xXx

Jane said...

How interesting I really like it.

Jane xx

iggy said...

this is a lovely card + apart from spending a lot of time winding the handle. the cost is minimal for maximum looks... good one sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A different card but I love it! I hope you are ready for Christmas, I cannot wait because I am hoping for some spellbinders! Take care Love Michelle xxx

Vie Carter said...

What if indeed!! This card is fabulous

Worth all the effort of cutting multiple times Sue

May I wish all my fellow bloggers a very happy Christmas, I do hope that none of you are affected by the flooding as seen on the news

Keep well and warm

Vie
x

lesley said...

Hi sue what a lovely card and could be done in so many colourways,have to say it would be worth all the effort of turning the dies round if this is the end result!! Love lesley xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A very interesting card, sooo effective, the colours and bow are scrummy, love it.
Just have a couple of presents to deliver, nearly sorted now.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Hellma said...

Stunning effect Sue i think it is worth all the passes and will defo be giving this a try. Congrats to the winners

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
What a catch up i have to do I've had a rotten time with my web server!!! Just checked this weeks cards all super and todays I love it I did do a what if card some time ago with all the edgeabilities but it never turn out as nice as yours but will have another go LOL!
HAVE A LOVELY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xox

Lynn said...

Hi Sue, I've had the same 'what if' thought, just haven't got round to it!....will defo try it now, looks great. Lynn x

Christine said...

Not particularly keen on the vertical border, otherwise love it!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card sue.
thank you I am one of the winners. Very kind of you.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, certainly a pretty effect, but if I'm honest, it's a bit too busy for me. Happy Christmas Love Sam xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Broderie Anglaise effect.

With different coloured backing card it would work for so many occasions.

Don't think Santa reads my list as the crafty goodies I ask for never appear! Maybe this time...

Margaret O
xxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue this cards works well and as you say you could put different colours behind it,I would never thought of doing this design thank you for the inspiration
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

Fresh, crisp and simply stunning. The teal and white are so well matched. I hope I can re-create this one. :-)

Michelle E xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, ooh! I do like this card - i have good intentions to make a few for next Chistmas in red and white whilst I still have the 'ingredients' on my desk. January is such a flat month that I won't mind giving this card my time - if I leave it until Nov it will never get done!

Hugs, Belinda X

nikkib said...

I love the effect this creates Sue, maybe I should get some edgeabilities and try it...

Kim Witziers said...

Simple but beautiful. Love the teal colour alongside the white.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
What a clever card, what if.... Most of my cards feel like what if... Nice job

SusanP, Kent said...

This turned out beautifully and just shows what experimenting can do! Not so sure it's a 'quickie' card though with all those passes through the GC. LOL
Sue

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
I love this card! It's so intricate and beautiful. I will have to have a go myself even though you said you may not try it again yourself!
The teal card sets it off beautifully.

Many thanks for all your gorgeous cards you've made this year and for your inspirational craftiness.

May you have a wonderful Christmas
Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous, I will certainly try this, and of course I always love the Teal.

I am sorry to say I have been a bit remis these last few months and have not commented on your cards every day as I did before, but due to family illness I have not had the time, so I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the amazing cards I have seen, and all the inspiration you give to me and all your followers. I hope you and your family have a Very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year
Janet

sue wilson said...

Thanks for the idea i often struggle to know the best ways to use these dies.have a lovely christmas.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and what a great idea all the inserts at once!! Only you would think up that one! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great idea with all those different patterns.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card my teal and blush card arrived
Friday but not had time to play yet
but will definately be trying this one. Thanks again for all the inspiration you have given
us all year and have a very Merry
Chrismas and all the best for 2013.
Nancyd xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Quite pretty, and I like the colours. Congratulations to all the winners.

Jill Liddle said...

I love this card! Just shows you what can be done when you experiment.

Annie said...

Love the card and the colours, Sue. Finished card is surely worth the many re-runs, gorgeous ribbon/bow. Merry Christmas to you and everyone Love Annie

Marianna Hammer said...

How lovely and lacy :)

Addicted to your blog said...

Hi Sue,

Ingenious as always! Love the way you have brought the whole thing together with the co-or donating border it's just stunning.

Thanks for taking the time to keep up your blog I'm sure you have loads of other things going on at this busy period.

Alice xx

Handgathered said...

Lacy and lovely, Sue. All that effort and the result is amazing. Seems to be the credo to raising children, too!

Anni

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue nice idea and the card looks good clever lady lol
hugs chris x

Emerald Swan said...

Lovely- great way to use the dies,

Saffron

Jean Woodward said...

A lovely card sue, love the colours.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Claveh said...

Very pretty, I have never thought of using lots of borders on the same card, very effective. Thank you. xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely effect and gorgeous colours. Congrats to all the winners!!!

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations to the winners a lovely late Christmas present.

Your "what if" card is stunning! I love the colour combination and of course your bow is fantastic.

Hugs
Linda xxx

magpie said...

For a "what if" idea you've certainly come up trumps again Sue! "Wow!", stunning card & love the teal. Like you say, it would look gorgeous in red & many other colours too. Congratulations to all the comment winners! xx Love Karen xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very interesting card but effective i like it Jean Z xxx

Sue Parish said...

Very different and very stylish, I love it. Think I have all the ingredients for this one too!
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx

karenlotty said...

Merry Christmas Sue Wish I was as clever as other bloggers and send u a song Today's card is very effective and even though u say it's a simple card I think I'd have real difficulty in lining them up and taping them to stay straight! There's obviously a knack

lorraine (classylady) said...


" WHAT IF " - if we joined all your fabulous inspiring ideas together it would stretch all the way to your Moms front door "

Fabulous card Sue, love it and will try it after New Year/

All the Best to everyone

regards

lorraine porritt - scotland
xx

jordiegirl said...

What a fantastic idea to do that. Lovely card.

Lindsay Martin said...

another stunner Sue, and so adaptable, well done as always. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and manage to have a bit of a rest... xx

Sunflower said...

A beautiful card Sue love the colours.
Hugs Rizwana

Sunflower said...

A beautiful card Sue love the colours.
Hugs Rizwana

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