Sunday, 20 January 2013

Medallion Thank You

 Good Sunday morning all!  Another style of thank you card today.  Yes, I love the swirly style of this sentiment so I found myself picking it up constantly to use.  I started with a long style piece of decorative paper. I added a pale grey mat to it and created the base for my card.  Next I cut out two of the large Vintage Label and Banner die.  I embossed them both with the Floral embossing folder while they were still in the die (remember to keep the folder open for this).  I placed them on the left side of the card in mirror image position and taped them into place.  Next I stamped three of the medallion from the Always and Forever set from Justrite.  Two of them were stamped with a clear perfect medium on rose coloured card and clear embossed for a tone on tone look.  The other one was stamped with a black ink pad on rose card.  I used a small matching circle nestie to cut the centres out of all of them.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip of blush coloured card and cut the end into forks and tapered the other end to fit through my medallions in a buckle style.   The medallions were then arranged so that I could go in and out through the centres and they were held together by my sentiment banner.  I put some mounting foam on the back and attached them to my card.  I tied a double bow with some black satin and added a pink Dazzler to the centre.  Two black stick pins finished off my bow and gave it a nice accent.  I added some black rhinestone swirls to the decorative background paper around my sentiment banner to give the card an overall bling accent.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 9 3/4" in size.
 I can't believe it is already Sunday again, but I have some winners for you.  This weeks Comment Game Winners are:
Salem!!!
Tracy W!!!
Camelot67!!!
Congratulations!  You must contact me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x








132 comments:

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card again this morning. Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x

Lam said...

Good Morning Sue. A lovely card today and although it has a dark background, I like this one. Love the way you have interwoven the dies and that bow as always is gorgeous.

Karen R said...

Love the buckle feature and the colours go so well together, great card once again Sue xxx

Pam said...

OOps that should be Pam

Jan.moogie said...

A different style card today Sue, miss your pearls or pricking on this one,but still a lovely card.x

tracy w said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card again i love the dies you used for this card thankyou for doing this blog tracy w

Anonymous said...

Lovely card this morning Sue.

Michelle xx

Anonymous said...

Really unusual card today, Sue, love the colourway and the layout.
Wish Justrite (or any stamp company) would do a whole set of 'simple' phrases in that gorgeous swirly script eg Happy Birthday, Get Well, Best Wishes etc. Don't always want long flowery sentiments.

'P' in Wales

Maryann said...

I love it, when you try and mix and match the dies like this and gets these awesome constructins out of it, and this looks really great. 2thumbs up for this one Sue.
Congrats to the winners here too, enjoy your prizes ladies and have a great day everyone.

Alice G said...

Oooh luv it luv it luv it luv it! The buckle is amazing- total genius!! How did you do the fancy cut to the edges of the bow? I haven't seen that before but it looks v glam!!

Alice xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I like this pink and black combo. Lovely Sunday card.

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card and the colour is wonderful together. I got my set of dies from the CHA show and i csnt wait to play with them. And congratulations to all the winners.

Debs Artliff

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card Sue. It could be used for men as well, (minus the bow).
Sue

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, colours, layout and the visual puzzle in the centre...lush!

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the colour combo and texture of this card.

Had a play with shell beauty 3d EF using foil tape yday as I don't have any craft metal sheets - wowey! such a deep emboss and the detail is amazing. Looks good on pearl effect mirricard also.

More snow on way today so more crafting! Happy days
Rgs
Clare W

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, very dramatic colours. Congrats to the winners.
Wilma x x

auscrafts said...

good to see unusual colours but they've worked well ,super card

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Now you know that I am not, unlike yourself, a lover of black on cards but you know I quite like this one! LOL! I love the design.

I have enjoyed the C & C spellbinder programmes with the new dies but have to say there is no one who presents them with such expertise as yourself. I do so hope you are going to be back on our screens with us again soon as I miss seeing you, even though I feel it will hit my pocket when I do as it will mean you have more new dies for us!LOL!

Congratulations to the winners today enjoy your gift!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

cebelica said...

This is not really my cup of tea because of the colours, but I think the design is nice. Hugs! xx

Anonymous said...

Can I just say I totally agree with Heather we all Love our Spellbinders no one Presents them better than the great Sue Wilson her Demo's are stunning x

Anonymous said...

I love the colour combination you have used here Sue and the embossing is beautiful. A great use of different dies - must give this one a try. YvonneMayxx

Anne Crawford said...

Not so keen on dark coloured cards ,but good design.I agree Sue is the best demonstrator.

Joesgrandma said...

I really like this one Sue. Everything matches and the black bow is a great finishing touch. Happy Sunday!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I have yet to make my mind up about today's card - I love the format but not too sure re colouring. Perhaps if I try to do something similar with a different colour combo - I shall try it out.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I like the card and the colour combo....very nice. Take care Love Michelle xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
This is a card I like, the style of it and the colours, love the bling. That bow is perfect.
Audrey x

Janice K said...

It's always great to see what you do with the dies and this card is a great example of thinking outside of the box. Thank you for the wonderful ideas. x

Rose in Chester said...

Ditto Janice... in all she says

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A gorgeous buckle card, the medallion stamp and die look great in this layout, love the sentiment and how you have cut the ribbon.
Congrats to the winners.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Michelle(happy2craft)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card. Love it! Love Jean xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Todays card is amazing. These dies are beautiful.

Congrats to the winners.

Val in Spain xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I like the card shape today. Pink, which is not a favourite colour of mine, looks really good with the black. The woven effect in the centre is unusual and it works well. Take care.

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous buckle card love the colour combo love these dies.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ladock girl said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today, I really like the buckle effect on the cards you make. Linda xxxx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
I do love your buckle cards. Have made some myself and must try this one.
Erica x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the Format of the card but for me the bow overpowers it, but I'm not a big bow person so would leave it off or add flowers.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue, loving this card and the combination of black and pink is just beautiful.
Jenny xx

Susan White said...

Great card again Sue - the buckle feature is really effective.

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, I love theses buckle cards, and the colour combo is great. Hope everyone is safe and warm in all this snow. Have a good week Sue and please bring some sunshine back for us.

Love Rosemarie xx

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue. Not keen on today's card sorry....but like the buckle idea.
Congrats to this weeks winners.
Sue H x

Carole Z said...

Love the use of dies on this card Sue, but not sure about the total effect...I think it's the colours?Buckle is great though, Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love the ingenuity of the compilation of this card, the labels and banners die-cuts used in mirror image look gorgeous, and the in and out with the sentiment is gorgeous, loving the colours used too.
Congrats to the winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jane said...

Lovely like the colour combo.

Jane xx

lainey said...

so love this card Sue!! lainey x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. Like card but I think different colours would suit me better but love the
Squinty buckle and dies yiu have used. Nancyd xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, I love the medallion cards.

Clare x

gwen70 said...

gorgeus dies used for this one Sue and colours are beautiful

Sue C said...

I like the dark background and buckle on this card, lovely xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just love the style of the buckle cards and are great for male cards and just adding a bow or flowers its female.
Congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card to brighten a snowy morning. Congrats to the winners. Bx

fame01 said...

Hi sue great card love the colours..congrats to the lucky winners ..
hugssarah ..x

nannapat said...

Very clever the way you have threaded the banner through the medallions Sue. Very pretty colours, a gorgeous card. Pat x

Denise Baumber said...

Hi sue.. Just love it..

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the idea of the buckle cards and will have to have ago. Congrats to the lucky winners.
Beverley W

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card again, like the way the buckle is made.
Congrats to the winners. Take care, Jess xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Great card Sue, the colours really go well together. It would also be a great card for a man if the stick pins were removed and the pink changed to a male colour. I love it. Have a great day.

maxine h said...

I love pink and black together Sue, a great card really pretty. Love the buckle idea too.
Big hugs
Maxine xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
One of your signature buckle cards-love it as always.Like the colour mix on this one too.

kimberley said...

Another lovely card Sue and the possibilities are endless for colours and sentiments,take care,x.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and layout. Emma

Elizabeth Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
Super card I love the buckle design
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue,like the style not sure about the colours. Hugs xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Like the colour combination used in this card
love from Jackie D

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue. Such a lovely card, I love the medallion dies and how you have interwoven them. The colours are great together. Hope you atre enjoying your family and are a bit warmer than we are here. Snowing again. Hugs Carol xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a lovely card. I do like the font on the stamp too, very elegant

Sue xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card today, your buckle cards are always special. Love how you have interwoven the dies, the colours are gorgeous and the bow is fab.
Agree with other bloggers you are the best Spellbinder presenter by a country mile lol.
Congrats to the winners, enjoy ladies.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Victoria said...

Another stunning buckle card. Very clever use of dies. I too like the swirly sentiment. Great card.

Anonymous said...

Great use of dies

Mol x

vinnie said...

hi Sue, your cards are always a delight, but this one is not one of my favourites due to the centre of the buckle and the tapering thank you sentiment. However, your colour combos and use of texture in your designs are a constant source of inspiration. Thank you for sharing with us Sue. Best wishes to all xx

Anonymous said...

Great card again Sue. There are lots of us out there who want Sue to have a permament slot on TV but no luck so far. I emailed Ideal World at the Studio address (don't know if that's the way to go)requesting to see more of Sue on our screens....Give it a go girls who knows??? Mabex

Jackie Calvert said...

I like the medalion dies Sue, and I particularly like this card. nice to see the pins again.

hotpotato said...

love this colour combo.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card once again. Love the colour combination and the buckle effect. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maggie said...

Wow. Such an original card and the colours work so well together. The sentiment is lovely - hope it comes back soon. Have a great day. xx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue i love the design and i can see why you love that sentiment so much its gorgeous. xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Your buckle cards are so clever and always look stunning this one is no exception - in fact they seem to get better every time. Love everything about this card it is another S.W masterpiece.
Congratulations to the winners.
Love Brenda Lel xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - Love your buckle cards and the colour tones you use - where do you get your inspiration from!.
Val C xx

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue.
I imagine you must have found this one particularly satisfying to make because it all fits together and compliments so nicely. Love the colours and the swirly sentiment.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Never liked black card, always thought of bereavements but you have changed my mind!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

salem said...

love color fab card love bow ,,snowing again here no transport even though in a city only 4ins snow "!"!"!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours, love these buckle designs

Lacelady said...

Ooooh another buckle card, I love it when you do those, they are my favourites!

Meg said...

Love how you do the buckle effect on your card Sue.
Like others not sure about the colours, but thats easily changed.

Margaret O
xxx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Great colours and style making it another fab card

June x

Celina Dee said...

Morning Sue, love the way you interlocked the cards and the long tail you gave it. Now I wish I had these stamps LOL!!!

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card again today..I love the layout and the buckle..Congrats to the winners.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Wow Sue I really, really like this card. Think this is one I am going to replicate for my freind. Like the interweaving love it Happy Sunday all Kathy

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
must do more of these buckle cards they look so good.Always remmber to leave the folder open now. Metal and plastic reminds me. ( i learnt the expensive way). amazing card, Well done.
Yes time is flying here, valentines, mothers day , Easter, soon be Christmas lol
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Malou said...

What a beaytiful way to use the medallions. Love it!

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card sue

Craftychris said...

Congratulation to the winners! Fab card - I love the way you do the buckles and the banner looks really cool! xx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, agree it is different but still lovely and great colour scheme.
Have a great day.

Love June
xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great card love the buckles and banners look,

lots of snow here

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

baconbits said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the twist on the buckle look - really like this design, i to like the swirly font of the Thank you.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Vie Carter said...

Good morning Sue

lots of snow here today in North London and very cold

Todays buckle card is lovely, great colours and style

Vie
x

guffie said...

Good morning Sue, love the card and the colours that beautiful shade of pink makes the card really pop xx gail from eastbourne

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, love the buckle.
Margaret L

Kimpy said...

Beautiful just love Black and Dusky Pink together. Would try this if only I was better at stamping.

xxx
Kimpy

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love the buckle card design, but not my colours. Lovely card, maybe I will give it a try in a different colour scheme.
Gail C x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

You've done it again Sue. Simply stunning! xXx
Congrats to all the winners x

JoanB said...

Hi sue.
I agree that sentiment stamp is beautiful.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

petlady said...

Good morning Sue,Love the buckle image and the colours.The satin bow as well. Congratulations to the winners. Sandra xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely colours

Ita said...

Hi Sue hope all is well with you.I keep say ing I must make a buckel card and then forget I love this one and it has a nice twist to it, love the colours
Smiles
Ita

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. I really do like your "buckle" cards and must try to make some.

Jill Liddle said...

Another beautiful card.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Really like this card. The buckle idea is a good one and changing the colour and losing the bow, a mans card done.
I've 2 to make.
I find feminine cards so much easier. X thanks.

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Love the design of this card but not the dark colour for me, sorry.
Margaret

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A really lovely card for today. I love your colour combo. The dies are great. I love it all !! Congrats to the winners. Hope it won't be to long before we see you on tv again. Lots of love Tres x x x

iggy said...

mmmmmmmm nice one...one question though i find myself asking is why you only ever put 2 pins in & not 3 which is what i find to be a nicer number.i was always taught nature does things in odd numbers...get me !!! asking the great sue wilson why she does something....im just curious thats all.

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue another great card.Hugs x ChrisB

CraftyJo said...

Another lovely card Sue but.....dare I say it......I would do it without the bow (ducking to avoid the missiles being thrown my way) ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the new layout, reminds me of the buckle card. I can see it becoming a Sue Classic. With love & light Theresa. H

jordiegirl said...

First of all mega apologies as I have been very naughty and not checked out your blog over the last week!!!!!

Love the card.

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous colour scheme and I love the card. Everything about it goes so well together. Maddy x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, hope you are enjoying your holiday, still snowing here although here in Scotland we dont have it as bad as England which makes a pleasant change.
Congrats to the comment winners!

brenda said...

Hi Sue, the colours go so well together, lovely card as usual x

magpie said...

Love it Sue, love it! xx Great combination of colours & nice to see the buckle again. Great card! xx Love Karen xx Congratulations to you all on winning the comment game, enjoy your prizes! xx

Laura O said...

great card as usual.Laura O

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue, yet again another stunning card, I love this idea.
I love the colours you have used.

Patricia xx

lynda said...

a beautiful card love the buckle hugs Sue xx

sued99 said...

Not sure about this one today.

Sonia Jones said...

Evening Sue, What a lovely card i really like the background and of course i love the bow. Hope you've had alovely day. Hugs Sonia x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the backing paper is just gorgeous!! Love Sam xxx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, the buckle feature, and the colours are gorgeous. Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and loving the way you have interlocked the dies.

Hugs
Linda xxx

dragonswing said...

I love the way you have interlocked all the dies. So fabulour looking. Marvelous card.
Taerie

hazel said...

Evening Sue
I love the way you use Dies Sue and love the design of this card. The colours are beautiful and love those swirls..Take care x

Paper Junkie said...

I love this buckle card - very clever use of the dies - it reminds me of art deco style. You could send this to Poirot after he had solved your case! X

Marianna Hammer said...

What a beautiful card :)

lynda said...

love the buckle feature on this card xx Lynda

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