Monday, 11 February 2013

Always And Forever

 Hi bloggers!  Lovely lavender today!  I started by stamping our new lavender card with the Victorian tile background stamp from Justrite.  I used a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it with white powder.  I stamped two of the Always and Forever medallion stamps with a black archival ink pad on coconut white card.  I cut them out using the matching die and a smaller one to create a frame from them. I stamped the frame from the Always and forever set using a black archival ink pad.  Before cutting it out, I stamped the Victorian Tile over the top of it and clear embossed it.  I lined up the matching oval medallion die and also the next size up in the set so I ended up with my centre element and a matching frame in one cut.  I turned the frame in the opposite direction from the sentiment and used the two earlier cut frames on the sides as accents.  I wrapped a piece of lavender seam binding around opposite corners and tied a messy bow in the lower corner.  I added a square Dazzler and two black stick pins as accents.  I added some flatback pearls in the corners and pierced the edges of the double white mats to finish it off.  I hope you like it!  Finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x 7" in size.

Now for the winner of the card giveaway from Saturday's post is...............
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JeanPhillips!!!!

Congratulations!   Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!
 Thanks for all the lovely emails left on the day!  I so enjoyed reading all of them!
 All for now, Sue x




146 comments:

auscrafts said...

simply stunning card I really like the colours

pam said...

A lovely card

Vick said...

Oh WOW Sue, yet another beauty, I really don't know how you come up with ideas day in day out! but im so pleased you do!! Hugs, and cant wait to see you back on our screens in March!! too long to wait though xxx Vick
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Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue another stunning card i do like the look of the new lavender card. This is one card that im going to have ago at. Sue you are such a inspiration to all. Look forward to seeing what youve got fot us tomorrow. Take care xxx

Debs Artliff

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue love the background.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner to start the week. The new lavender card is stuning will it be available at Ally Pally?
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Hi sue what a stunning card thanks tracy w x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, so clever. Love the new lavender card.
Gail C x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, how beautiful, thank you for all the great ideas and examples. Bx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Snow is lightly falling in Kent today... I love this card especially the background, it is stunning. Lovely way to start my day, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Lots of stamping again. Sue, the Victorian tile background so effective. Altogether a very nice card.

'P' in Wales

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card and so pleased to see I have won your card! Thank you so much.

love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the white embossed lavendar background. Another must try!
Rgs
Clare W

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful colours and a stunning card

June x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Love, love, love, the new lavender card and combined with the white heat embossing, it looks magnificent. Loving the whole card combination.
Congrats to Jean Phillips, you lucky lady.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue Love the colour, love the way you mix directions of labels. Super card - as always!! Hugs Annie

Ladock girl said...

Great card Sue, love the background it really does look like a tile. Congratulations to the winner Jean of the card giveaway, I'm sure she will love it. Anyone lucky enough to get one of your cards will treasure it I am certain. Have a good day, Linda xxxx

Anonymous said...

Well done to Jean.Phillips. Todays card is lovely as always. Mabex

Michelle said...

Good morning Sue, and what a lovely way to start the day!! This is such a beautiful card, I especially love the white embossing and it's something that I will be trying when I get white embossing powder. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to Jean, I'm sure she will be delighted,

Hugs, Michelle E xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Yet another stunner of a card. Love lavender. I dont know where your inspiration comes from to be able to produce so many wonderful cards.
Audrey x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue..stunning...and I love the colours, this new colour card looks beautiful. Well done to Jean! Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card as usual I love he colour and style congratulations to Jean
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I really like this card. The colours are gorgeous. In fact I'm making a commissioned cards in similar colours for mothers day! Have a great day. Hugs Sonia x

Jan.moogie said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the colours.xx

Joesgrandma said...

Simply gorgeous Sue!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card and the colours. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue, I love the colour combination on this card, my favourite colours, I wish I could think of all the ideas that you do, but thank you for your daily inspiration, I don't know what we would do without you.
Hugs Dawn S. xx

Tracy Harris said...

Georgous card sue

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your reply to my email sue. Here goes lets see if this works. Love the card as usual

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. The lavender card is gorgeous. Take care.

Anonymous said...

That last comment worked but wouldn't let me add anything else once I had tried to correct a spelling mistake. I love the lavender colour too. Sue Dunn again thanks for your help sue.

Sue dunn

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card am loving the lavender with white embossing, the Justrite stamps and gorgeous bow.......I just love all of it.
Love Brenda Lel x

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful card Sue in gorgeous colours. Christine x

lainey said...

just lovely Sue!! lainey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour combination on this card.
Beverley W

sarah hyett said...

A simply gorgeous card, I love the colours. X

Karen R said...

Really love this card in my favourite colours.

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous Sue - love the colours you have used and the white embossing is something I am now using too as it looks so stunning. How do you think of 365 different cards a year, plus!! YvonneMayxx

AdrienneQ said...

You said you hoped we liked it - the answer is I like it a lot

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A lovely card to start the week but at the moment there seems to be something that's not getting me all bubbly like the majority of your cards do - I cannot put my finger on what it is as I love lavender in all shades - perhaps it will grow on me.
Janet x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card to start off the week with. love everything about it. Hugs xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue from a very snowy Surrey. I love this lavender card, I must get some!! The card is beautiful, lavender and white always work well together. I love these stamps, haven't got them yet but.....

Love Rosemarie xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Another feminine card, sooo pretty.

Donna Jones

Alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Really like this one. The Victorian Tile is a lovely stamp - I put off buying it because it was so big & I thought it would be difficult to stamp but the more I see it, the more I need it!!! The lavender card is gorgeous too.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another card with my favourite colours and a lovely design.
Congratulations to the winner of the card
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card,I don't know how you manage to keep the inspiration flowing.

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

GM Sue,
Love the white embossed lavendar background. A really nice card

Viv said...

Lucky jean congratulations! Love your card Sue your messy bows always look fabulous mine always look just messy please show me how you do them . Have a great day
Viv x

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the lavander.

Clare x

Jean Z said...

Love the victorian style background
the card is lovely and would suit any occasion Jean Z xx

kimberley said...

Love the lavendar,stunning card,take care,x.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card my colours too .how you keep coming up with new ideas amazes me.
Marion

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Another one of your specials. X

Lacelady said...

Stunning, those stamps really enhance everything, I wish I could afford them all. This is almost a buckle card, which I think are my favourites.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, i do love the white embossed background,these stamps are gorgeous. Love the colours. Emma

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just beautiful, love the lavender card one of my favourite colours.
Congratulations to Jean bet she had a smile on her face this morning.
We had snow overnight and its falling now, hope it does not last too long.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Yet another stunning lavender card, love the backgeound stamp, I think I will have to invest in this one as it really looks good.
Congrats to Jean - lucky girl to received one of your cards.
Hugs
Carolx

gwen70 said...

Stunning Sue, gorgeous colour

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I must get these stamps and the card you use cos your cards are always so beautiful..have a great day..xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another fantastic card.
Where and when can we get that beautiful Lavender card??
Have a Great Day

Patricia. XXX

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card and beautiful colour
Erica x

Heather said...

Good Morning Sue!

You are a tease you know we will all be buying the lavender card!!!!

This is such a pretty card I love those two colours together so cool and refreshing.

Hope you get your computer today good luck!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card the lavender
card is gorgeous and love the background
all round a great card. Nancyd xx

Victoria said...

Lovely card, fresh and pretty. Love the stamped background - creates interest. And of course, a great bow!

Izzwizz said...

That last close up shows the background beautifully. I LOVE the effect from the white embossing on the lilac card. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and hope you have a great week Sue, Maddy x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue and that Lavender card is such a soft and subtle colour.
Val C xx

Maggie said...

Good morning. Another lovely delicate card. These feminine cards are adorable and although they are so intricate to look at, by following your instructions, anyone can achieve something similar. Thanks Sue. xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

The close up of the background shows how stunning it is and white against the lavender looks lovely
love from Jackie D

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you're not having too much of a shock coming from sunny Florida to cold snowy UK.
I love today's card the colours the design everything it's Fab, fab fab.
Thank You Sue.
Jean D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the colours. Gorgeous card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Debbie Tinks said...

love this card sue

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, the lavender and white works so well together, I must try white embossing the powder is next on my ever growing wish list. You give us so much inspiration, and of course we love all your cards! Take care, Jess.

petlady said...

Hi Sue another fabulous card,the colours are my favoutite and the ribbon is BACK! Great Sandra xx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue goes lovely with my lavender biscuits im munching on whilst reading this xx hazel

Laura O said...

like the embossed background on this card .Laura O

Sonja_W said...

Once again an amazing card, especially love the colours.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Fantastic so beautiful just when I think it can't get any better you serve up a real WOW! So looking forward to seeing you in March on C & C but what a long time to wait, we will have to be patient.
Margaret

Maryann said...

A really gorgeous card again Sue, soo beautiful work.
And a big CONGRATS to the superlucky lady Jean who won that gorgeous card of yours too. I´m sooo envious, but in a good way ofcause ha ha ha.

Crafty Lark said...

Great card. Love the colour of this card and ribbon detail. xx Flora

Olga said...

Gorgeous card! Embossing is fabulous!

Carol H said...

Really like to colours, another beautiful card today.

Anne Crawford said...

Another extremely pretty card! Love the lavender with the white embossing.

guffie said...

yet another brilliant card Sue, definately a mind of ideas xx gail from eastbourne

jeffrey bubbles said...

This is another really pretty card Sue. Love the messy bow, what ribbon is used for this pleased? Love the colour combination. Kathy

brenda said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card again today. Love the White embossing on the lavender card, that's something else to add to my ever-growing list !!

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue, loving the colours :)

Lesley Sinclair said...

Hi sue another lovely card and I love the lilac card it looks so good with the white embossing.the justrite Victorian tile stamp has just gone to the top of my want list!! Look forward to seeing you in march love lesley x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card - lucky winner.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, love the lavender card and the Victorian tile background stamp, so detailed, I did not buy it as thought it was too big, now I know I need it. Congratulations to Jean Phillips, you are one lucky lady.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card like the colours
Love Marion x

Jackie Calvert said...

I like the combinations of dies, stamps and colours. I love the inspiration.
XX

Hanneke said...

Wow Sue, gorgeous lavender! I love the colors, and those pins in the chrystal embellishment look great! Hugs, Hanneke

salem said...

lovelly card love cclors

Helen VoG said...

What a beautiful card. Must try this heat embossing technique.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card today !! I love the colour combo. The dies and matching stamps look great together. The embossing is so delicate and lacy looking. Very pretty. As always it would not look as beautiful as it does without one of your gorgeous bows and embellishments !! Happy crafting love Tres x x x

sandythered said...

Hi Sue, your ability to make beautiful cards day after day astounds me! Love the Lilac colour today, another winner.

Hugs Sandythered

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the colour combo, white and any other colour looks great and clean.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Ita said...

Hi Sue another stunning card the colour is fantastic i just love the lavander, and the bow and dazler.
Smiles
Ita

lynda said...

Stunning Sue love the colours a WOW from me hugs Lynda xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
love the lilac.
Think I would go with purple instead of the black.

Margaret O
xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Definitly like this one. Purple hues are one of my favourites.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Lovely Sue and the lavender is so clean and fresh looking too xXx

howdy said...

another stunner!

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi sue .. another stunning card, and my favorite colours...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Love the lavender and white. Stunning once again.
Have a good day.
Gilly C

Sandra said...

Wow sue those justrite stamps make beautiful backgrounds, they look such high quality and a perfect finishan't wait for tomorrows project!
Huge crafty hugs
Sandra Riley xx

Cazzie Dixon said...

Lovely card, reminds me of a holiday I went on many years ago to Tunisia.

Vie Carter said...

Lovely colour combo and stamping

Congratulations to the lucky winner of the give away card

I was lucky to win the first one and it arrived on Saturday and it is beautiful - in pride of place in my craft room now

Vie
x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, the embossing detail is so intricate, love the justrite stamps and dies.

Celina Dee said...

Fan-tas-tic!!! I love the detail of this card. The stamping is absolutely out of this world.
Love, love, love it!
Cel

iggy said...

very pretty card that would look great with several colour ways

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a cracking card. Love the lavender. Nice close up shots so you can see the pattern brill. Wonderful job you have done there.
Well done Jean.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Susan White said...

Lovely lavender colour, and it tones really well with the white embossing and black accents. Wish I had half of your talent!

Thanks, Susan

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. I love the colours you have used, they go so well together, another winner.
Love Jan x x

kimmie_35 said...

This is lovely... you blow me away every time I visit your blog...
Hugs
Kim M
x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, love this card and I'm really into these colours at the moment. I really need to get some of the ribbon and dazzlers as they always make a gorgeous finishing touch.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, love this card and I'm really into these colours at the moment. I really need to get some of the ribbon and dazzlers as they always make a gorgeous finishing touch.

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Lavender is definitely lovely! A welcome warm look on a really miserable day. The white embossing is becoming a bit of a trend. Like it!
Sue

Shazza said...

stunning card x

Anonymous said...

Back to my favourite colour, gorgeous card

Mol x

magpie said...

Another gorgeous card Sue! Loving the lilac & white. I also love the stamped white embossed backgrounds/die shapes, they're so effective. You really have a wonderful, creative imagination Sue (we're soooo thankful!). Ooooh, so you're back on our screens in March? Whoo hoo! Can't wait! Again a beautiful card Sue, Congratulations Jean on winning Sue's card! Well done hun, I've no doubt you will treasure it! xx Love Karen xx

sallysbitz said...

This is gorgeous Sue x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today, beautiful
Margaret L

Fieldsend said...

Evening Sue, been away for a week and just gone back through your card and they all have been stunning.

Love June
xx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue

OMG I love this card. But I love all your cards. I am a lilac kind of a gal tho.

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

Crafty Nanna said...

great card Sue, I love the new Lilac card

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning colour combination and loving the ribbon. Another fantastic creation.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Another beautiful card, the colours are so gentle, but not wishy-washy.
Thank you for sharing.

Janice K said...

A beautiful card which really showcases the gorgeous Justrite stamps and dies. x

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Alison Couchman said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue. I love the colours and the white embossing powder on the background. Am trying to practice a few of your techniques - lets just say I need MORE practice!!

Alison Couchman said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue. I love the colours and the white embossing powder on the background. Am trying to practice a few of your techniques - lets just say I need MORE practice!!

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and I love lavender too.
Congrats to Jean, lucky girl,
Sue xx

nikkib said...

Stunning... looks just like an expensive tiled floor and the colours are gorgeous..... x

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Malou said...

Beautiful card! I love it.

nannapat said...

Lovely colours and a great design again Sue. Pat x

Marianna Hammer said...

A very very lovely card.
I'm so looking forward till you are back on C&C. It is pure inspiration :)

Fuchsia said...

Very classy !
my favorite colour too x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and texture

Jane said...

Lovely in lavender pretty and delicate.

Jane xx

Claveh said...

I love the card Sue, such a pretty colour combination. xxx

Su said...

Another lovely card Sue, like the muted colours and the lovely fresh coolness they bring!

Su (Soop)

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
This is such a stunning card and the lavender is lovely.
I know someone who would love a card like this so off we go.
Hugs
Sue XXX

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