Friday, 25 January 2013

Thinking Of You Today

Hello my crafty friends!  This one is quite pretty in real life, I hope it shows nicely on your computer screens.  I picked a deep periwinkle blue and pared it with black and white to help pop the colour.  I started by stamping the black background with the JustRite Victorian Tile background.  I used a clear Perfect medium to stamp it with and a clear embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  Next I stamped the lace medallion using a black archival on my blue card.  I cut it out with the large nested medallion die.  I stamped the lace medallion two more times on blue card, but this time I used the two smaller sizes of the die to cut them both into frames.  I just wanted the pattern on the frame so I wasn't concerned about the fact that the stamp was larger than the dies that I used.  I used the Victorian Tile background stamp with a black archival ink on to coconut white card.  I cut a one inch strip out of the background and cut the ends into forks.  I used the strip to slide through the medallion frames to create a buckle focal piece, with the largest medallion in the centre.  I stamped the frame from the Always and Forever set in black and used a blue marker to highlight the edge.  I cut it out with the matching Oval Medallion die and added it to the centre of my medallion.  I used some swirl pearls around the top and bottom of the card and a few flatback pearls as accents.  The edges were pierced and double matted in the pretty matching blue card to finish it off.  I would love to say that this blue card has been added to my card selections that will be available, but I picked it up while in the States the last trip.  If it is something you like, then I will go on the hunt for it, just let me know.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7" in size.
   I want to give a heads up for Saturday as Sam Poole will be on Create and Craft with her new stamp designs.  She has two shows that are scheduled for 10am and 4pm on Sat. the 26th so don't forget to tune in and see her amazing demos!  All for now, Sue x




139 comments:

Pam said...

Another elegant card Sue but I find the background too dark to show off the blue properly. The blue colour is lovely though.

Karen R said...

A bit busy for me but I like the design, would probably pare back the pattern a bit for my taste

SUzanne Thomas said...

Bore Da Sue, What a beautiful card sue . I love it. I hope to try this one as I have some of the stamps,but not all of them. I need to sort which ones I have and start crafting.

Eemeli said...

What a delightful card Sue. The embossing is beautiful and I like the nice blue color.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

auscrafts said...

like this, and I'm sure the colours in real life are pretty.I've got to remember to use the background stamps with embossing powder

kimberley said...

Love the blue colour that you have used Sue but the rest may be a little dark for me,take care, x.

Missmizog said...

Beautiul card Sue. Love the blue, i would buy it.
Sue

Anonymous said...

hi sue,
lovely layout but personally think its a bit too dark but then again it wouldn't be the crafty world if we all liked the same keep them coming.
dolphin66

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Really liking the embossed background. The shade of blue is very pretty and using the black does make it pop more.
Justrite and Sue have donhe it again. My wish list is getting ever longer.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, thanks for the heads up on Sam's shows, I will be sure to tune in. Thanks also for this lovely card, great choice of colours along with the stunning lace stamps all set off perfectly with the beautiful pearl flourishes. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

Michelle E xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the colours. Bx

fame01 said...

what a great looking card sue really nice .. hugs sarah ..x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This card is outstanding and the colors are fantastc

Anonymous said...

Really pretty with a lot going on.
Beverley W.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card I would buy the blue card if it was available as I would any colour card you use because I trust your taste. I will definitely be watching Sam she comes up with amazing ideas.
Hugs x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Like the layout and blue colour, another great card.

Donna Jones

scrapdot said...

great card - I would love to have the blue card- Dot

Anne Crawford said...

Not keen on the black but the blue is lovely.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the embossed black backround and like the blue card - will be watching Sam's Saturday shows - more snow on way tonight then it it should thaw tomorrow and get wet and warmer - roll on spring!
Rgs
Clare W

foxyg said...

A very striking card Sue. Lovely.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love this card but think I would do it blue and white as the black is a bit dark for me.
Have set record for shows
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, I love the embossed background,and the buckle effect, I absolutely love the JustRite stamps.
I have already programmed my machine for Sam's Shows on Saturday, can't wait, as I always love her demos.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Forgot to say, I love the periwinkle blue card, it is definitely a YES from me xx

Maryann said...

A very stunning card here again Sue, and still my favorit color even, All is sooo gorgeous and I just love this one.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now and lots of fun everyone.

Denise Baumber said...

Hi sue, I would love to do this card in maybe pinks or purples, I'm not so keen on dark colours, love the design though. X

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE LOVE THE COLOURS

maxine h said...

Hi Sue
Yet another stunning card (and another one to add to my guy cards too lol). I love black and white and think it looks good with other colours like the blue, but would also work in pinks or lilacs for a more girly effect too, thanks Sue!
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I am not so sure about the complete black background but other than that I love the blue and the format of today's card. I may try using a paler black (does that sound right?)or perhaps a more muted black - but on the whole it's a card I will be trying out.
Janet x

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue. Love it x

AdrienneQ said...

It may be different in real life, but for me the background is a bit heavy and the strip seems to detract. I do love the idea of the framed medallion but would have the wings in a bit further and could therefore get both sides out of one.

Anonymous said...

Really like the black embossed background (have had a try with great results)also blue, def a yes!

'P' in Wales

Joesgrandma said...

Very attractive card. Lots going on here but overall effect is great. Love the colours Sue!

Susan White said...

This is a bit of a busy card for me, although I like each of the elements and the stamping, I find they are competing a bit with each other. Lovely sentiment today though as it's my mum's birthday and I will be thinking of her as I can't be with her!
Thanks, Susan

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I just love the card! I am sure in the flesh it is even better. Thanks for letting us know about sam poole, I will be watching! Hope you are having a nice time and taking care Love Michelle xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the colours in this one. Really pretty card.

I'm off to the UK later today to visit my son in North Wales. More snow forcast today! Won't be blogging for a while so lots to catch up on when i get back.

Val in Spain xxx

HiggiSue said...

Too busy for my taste but love the layout. I can see this working improvement diff colours well and i don't really stamp so could adapt it nicely.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love that colour and this is gorgeous, love all the details.

Victoria said...

Very intricate card Sue, with such a lot of detail. I love the name of the shade of blue - Periwinkle Blue!

lainey said...

beautiful detailing Sue :) lainey x

Celina Dee said...

A bit too busy for me but lovely all the same.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful card :)

June x

Anonymous said...

Another great buckle effect card Sue. Very unusual colour combination and think it would go down really well as a man's card. Looking forward to seeing Sam's shows tomorrow. YvonneMayxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue I agree about the black back ground being too dark but like the concept of the card.
Love Marion

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Again an elegant card with these dies and stamps.
Love the blue card.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love it, lots of stamping which I do love and great colours.
Audrey x

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card i do like the buckle cards that you make. But tbis one beets the lot it just out of this world. The colours that you have used are beautiful together. Ive recieved my set of the news dies and they are great I dont knos how i managed before spellbinders i use them everyday and id like to thank you for all the inspiration that you give me everyday. Take care Sue. Xxxx

Debs Artliff

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely stylish card. The colours are a fab match. X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure about this one its a bit dark, and I'm still not liking the medallion dies so that doesn't help.
Wouldn't do for us all to like the same things.
Lydia
X

Corinne said...

Hi Sue I love these buckle cards so easy to do but look Georgeous love the blue tape on standby for next demo Hugs Corinne

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card fab colours very modern. Thanks for the heads up about Sam will tune in to watch her great demo's

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination. Looking forward to watching Sam's shows.

Clare x

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card I think our computers aren't doing the colours justice I think the blue would go beautiful with just white too Not heard of Sam Poole so will def take a look

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, anothoer great card. I do get loads of inspiration from you so thanks for that. Have a great day Sonia x

hotpotato said...

I like this card.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Not sure about this one. Love the colours but way too busy for me. Have a good weekend. hugs, Carol S.xx

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, that periwinkle colour is gorgeous. Will be watching Sam tomorrow, hope you have a great weekend. Pat x

Anonymous said...

A bit too busy for me, Sue, and the colour combination too dark but love the periwinkle card. Would look lovely with white or cream.
Sylvia W

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Love the periwinkle card; looks good with black ink, gives it a moody look.
Erica x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, nice card a bit too fussy for me, but I love the combination of colours.
Take care, Jess x

Rose in Chester said...

Amazing card, I love it.
And shall record the shows tomorrow, it'll be the first time I've seen Sam.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Really loved this blue and black cad - yes it really does pop out. You should hve a new name Spellbinder Sue is Justrite in all that she does
keep them coming .
hugs Carol x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very striking card this morning. Love the blue.
Have a good weekend.

Love rosemarie xx

hazel said...

Lovely card sue love the blue paper used. nice to see sam back on c&c xx hazel

Jane said...

Very pretty card Sue ,I'm getting a little withdrawal, no frills or bows.

Jane xx

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card again, love the blue with the black and white. Emma

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, I love the colours.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, unsure about this one, a bit heavy for me. I am sure the photograph is not doing it justice. Anne

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue, Another very striking card but a bit too busy for my taste really
love from Jackie D

Izzwizz said...

They are all talking rubbish, it's not too dark, it's beautiful!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Like the layout of the card but unfortunately I think that the black is too heavy. I think that the blue with a white or cream/off white would look good though. Just caught up with Wednesday and Thursday's offerings and love them both - especially the butterflies.

Jean Z said...

another beautiful card the colours are lovely and the blue card you used is gorgeous Jean Z xx

Annie said...

Don't know how you manage it Sue - if I tried such a combination of movement and shapes it would be an overwhelming muddle but you manage to put it together to produce the interesting and unusual with overall lovely results!
Hugs Annie

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, lovely card gfeat colours. Nancyd xx

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card
Love Marion x

Maggie said...

This is pretty, but not having these stamps it means I can't have a go at this card. Oh well. I have already bought Sam's new stamps and they are wonderful. xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the concept of this card a bit on the dark side for me.
Again these colours would make a great mans card
Have a Great Dat

Patricia. XX

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
I see there's a bit of almost everything you love in this one! Love the blue and the effect created with the 'tone on tone' embossing.
Have a great weekend.
Sue

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Really love the blue card. Have difficulty buying that colour where I live.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Carol H said...

Another beautiful card, love the blue but the rest is a little dark for my taste.

Laura O said...

love the embossing on the black card .Laura O

Anonymous said...

A bit too fussy for me, maybe because of the dark colour but love the layout!!

Mol x

Ruth Ashton said...

Love the colours sue, it looks very expensive, you better go play with some ribbon now it's been 3 days....

AnnR said...

Hi Sue a great card again today the lovely blue s a yes from me. Maybe you could put the lovely teal and lavender in the card kits?

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Lots of lovely embossing on this card and it is so detailed, I am sure it looks even better in the flesh! Love the periwinkle card.
The concept of this card could be adapted in so many ways. It gets the YES vote from me.
Thank you Sue for your ideas and inspiration.
Love Brenda Lel x

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, the stamps certainly enhance the die cuts, but I think the black background is a bit 'heavy'. Even so, I would be very happy to win it (or any of your creations come to that) LOL

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. The cornflower blue card is absolutely beautiful. I love it. Please , please try and find it for us. An elegant card, not sure about the white strip, all I can see is the circles that are chopped off at the top! It is a dark card but as already stated we can't all like the same stuff. What a boring world it would be if we did. Did you make all of these buckle cards together? If so you must have been really missing using your fantastic bows etc. Take care.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, beautiful embossing.
Margaret L

Malou said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. It inspired me to make a card today.

nanninutti said...

Too dark a background for me, the periwinkle just divine. A luxury looking card though. Cheryl x

Cassieajh said...

Sue
You are really hooked on the Justrite stamps & dies! Looking forward for some new ones soon Hugs xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again, I have all the components to make this card so will give it a go. Will be watching Sam tomorrow, it will be nice to see her on TV again. Live Jean xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card for today !!I love the colour combo. That shade of blue is just beautiful. The stamps and dies are wonderful. I love the designs of the patterns. The black background pattern embossed with clear embossing powder is subtle and does not over power the rest of the card. Happy crafting love Tres x x x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Oh Sue you never seem to run out of fabulous ideas. I really like this card especially the colours. Looking forward to every day to see what you produce for us. xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue another elegant and stunning card thank you Tracy w x

howdy said...

gorjus!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou Sue, you have achieved another great idea using the dies, but the background is a little too dark for me. Will be recording Sam tomorrow - she has been off screen too long!
Val C xx

Anonymous said...

Thankyou Sue, you have achieved another great idea using the dies, but the background is a little too dark for me. Will be recording Sam tomorrow - she has been off screen too long!
Val C xx

Ladock girl said...

Lovely lacey stamps really like these. Linda xxx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, this is a YES card from me - love it and colours too.


Love June
xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue I love the design of this card and I think that blue card stock is lovely,but the over all view I think the black is too dark,for me.that is just my openion.Thanks for the reminder about Sam will record it.
Smiles
Ita

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. This is a stunner.
Love Jan x x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. This is a stunner.
Love Jan x x

CraftyJo said...

I love this - absolutely gorgeous.

Vie Carter said...

Hi Sue

love the design, but a little too dark for me

I would love it in lilac or pink

Vie
x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card gets a thumbs up from me, the embossing is divine and love the medallion dies, the whole look of this card is sooo elegant. Yes please to the periwinkle blue card. Will be watching Sam tommorow.
Have a lovely weekend.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

lynda said...

Another elegant card Sue love the embossing Hugs Lynda x

lynda said...

Another elegant card Sue love the embossing Hugs Lynda x

Kimpy said...

Sue I just love your cards. Love the blue and black. You have so many ideas.

Kimpy
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue! Love yesterday's and today's cards!!! They have definitely given me the incentive to save for the dies and stamps next time they are available!!! Thank you again!!!
Anne with an E

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card again, its a date for saturday.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

salem said...

lace and swirls works for me"!"!"!"! so icey cant cross the road here

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, loving the tile effect and that blue card is perfect.
Frances

Paper Junkie said...

These buckle cards are really growing on me (yesterdays was a beut too). Thanks for all these wonderful ideas Sue. X

Jill Liddle said...

This card looks really special with all that embossing. I'm not really a bluey person, but I like this a lot.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card. It is one of those that you have to keep looking at because you keep noticing more & more different things. Fabulous! With love & light Theresa. H

Sue C said...

I love all the embossing on this card and that blue card is such a lovely colour xx

Jenny wren said...

Evening Sue, Loving the periwinkle blue a beautiful card.
jenny x

Crafty Lark said...

Great detailed card, the dark colour is so effective. xx Flora

Linda Simpson said...

Such a elegant and chic card Sue. Love the embossing and great colour combination too.

Hugs
Linda xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Love these dies and what you have done with them the card you have posted is georgous
Take Care
Theresa

magpie said...

Love the clear embossed background Sue & the periwinkle blue is a beautiful colour. It would be great if you could get this. These are truly lovely just rite stamps that have created this lovely, elegant card.....along with your inspiration Sue! Will look forward to seeing Sam tomorrow on C&C giving demonstrations.Thank you for telling us. Enjoy your weekend xx Love Karen xx

melody said...

Hi Sue, The blue card is lovely so yes please if you can bring it to us, the card today is great very pretty looking forwardto sams shows tomorrow. Hugs Melody xXx

Marianna Hammer said...

A lovely card, very fit for a man's card. I keep looking for inspiration for men's cards, and this one is really lovely :)

brenda said...

Hi Sue love the embossed background and the colour combination. Looking forward to Sam's shows tomorrow, so much inspiration if she gets a chance to demonstrate x

Lindsay Martin said...

great idea, not sure about all the stamping on the side elements, but lovely all the same, the blue is a great colour, yesterdays card was fantastic, never managed to get online to comment though. We are missing you on tv....

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Hi Sue
What a great card this is I really love it so many intricate details on it. I think this is a great generic card colour palette as its great for both women and men. I do like your very special buckle cards I'm not sure I could make one as it looks hard though i won't say I won't try!

Thank you for all your hard crafting work and for your inspiration ,

I would buy the beautiful blue card and if you could find a nice green card to go with it I'd be even happier as they are mine and my mums favourite colours respectively!

I have just ordered myself some pearl swirls though I think I'll be cutting them down as they are quite expensive though gorgeous.

Thank you for letting me know about the shows this weekend I will watch them avidly.

Thank you once again, best wishes from
Katie-Lou sweetlove

sued99 said...

i like the design of this card but I think there's a bit too much black for my liking.

petlady said...

Good evening Sue, I like the style of card and the periwinkle and white, but I'm not sure about the black background.A bit too dark. Hugs Sandra xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Lovely card Sue and I'm looking forward to seeing Sam on Saturday xXx

sharon said...

Nice mix of textures but a bit too dark for me, with the background.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Have not came across this colour of card- it's Gorgeous. You have made a very beautiful card Sue. Love the dies layout and design..I have Sam's shows ready to record as i wont be at home..Have a Lovely weekend Sue..Take care x

Sue Parish said...

A very clever and beautiful card and I love the periwinkle blue.
Looking forward to Sam's shows. I guessed it might be her when I saw the products C&C are showing on the website.
Have a great weekend, Sue,
Sue xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful ornate card. x

Jackie Calvert said...

This card has a few too many contrasts for me, I like the design, but the different patterns don't do it for me.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
looks so complcated but we it isnt. Smashing buckle card. Really loving these stamps.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Felicie said...

What a beautiful card Sue.I like the colours.
Greetings
Felicie

Esther Farquharson said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I love the decorative paper which seems very much in vogue. This card has a Victorian feel to it I just love it. Thank you Sue.

love and hugs from

Esther in the Highlands xx

Su said...

Stunning card Sue!

Su (Soop)

Cheryl said...

Very nice. Love that black embossed background!