Thursday, 14 February 2013

Sweet Friend

Happy Valentine's Day!  This one is probably the closest that I have to being appropriate for the day.  It has hearts and it's pink blush colour (not specifically Valentines, but oh well!)  I used the Cupid background and stamped it on blush card using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with white powder.  I used Victorian Velvet Distress ink around the edges to bring out the soft image a bit more.    I stamped it one more time, but only used the bottom area of the stamp.  I inked one of the small text stamps from the Grand Sentiment set and stamped it in the frame and cut it out with the matching Antique tags One die.  I mounted it on foam and placed it over the same area on the original.  I cut one of the swirls from the Jewelled Flowers and Flourish set and a couple of leaves and added it with two pink organza roses and some Bakers Twine to the corner of my sentiment.  I stamped my main sentiment in the heart on the background and added another rose and leaves to the upper corner of the heart.  I pierced the edges to give a finished look to my card.  I think this one would be perfect for a friend for any occasion, not just Valentines day!  Finished dimensions are 6'' x 7'' in size.



181 comments:

Jan.moogie said...

What a lovely card Sue and those flowers are to die for. x

Pam said...

A truly stunning card and i would give it for Valentines with a different sentiment. Love the organza roses too.

Corinne said...

wow what a stunning card the colours are suttle and the flowers simply gorgeous hugs Corinne

Heather said...

Today's card is simply beautiful Sue the white embossed images are lovely.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Good Morning Sue, stunning and love the roses.

Gail said...

Morning Sue
Just love the card, and those flowers.
Gail C x

Ladock girl said...

Such a pretty romantic card today, I really like the organza roses, they are so delicate. Linda xxx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,

I love the background on this card, very chic... Happy V'day to you, I hope Colin has something special planned for you...hugs

cebelica said...

These flowers are fab. And so is the embossing. Great card! hugs! xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Happy V'day hope you and Colin have a special one.
What a very romantic card - really love the background stamp.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning love the roses happy velatines day to you and everyone tracy w x

Olga said...

Looks fantastic! You rock, Sue!

scrapdot said...

such a pretty card and love the roses
Dot x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so pretty what a lovely background stamp and the colours you have chosen are so nice. I love the organza flowers this card is so suitable for lots of occasions love it.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Lacelady said...

Oooh, a really pretty, girly card, and I love the flowers. Happy Valentines day to you too Sue.

Missmizog said...

Happy valentines day everyone.
I would be over the moon to receive a card like this, its beatiful.
Sue

Annie said...

Lovely, lovely card, Sue. All of it. Gorgeous.
Hugs Annie

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, that stamp is fantastic. Bx

jacqui said...

Truly lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue, as ever - fabulous stamping and embossing and love those roses.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty girlie card today, loving the heat embossing and the organza flowers, beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. The roses are stunning.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, love that background, so lovely and you flowers are beautiful. A gorgeous Valentine's card so different from the norm.

Wilma x x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I love this stamp - I used it for the hubby's Valentines card and think it will be good for anniversaries also. Nice organza roses - how do you get them to look so realistic?.
HVD
Clare W

Joesgrandma said...

Fantastic!

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,

Only one word for it: Perfection!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and all your bloggers.

Hugs,
Lis x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I just love this card and think it is very appropriate for Valentines.....I am still tempted with this background stamp but might wait to the beginning of March to see what you bring us. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sus,
Really really pretty.
Beverley W

Carole Z said...

Just beautiful Sue! Happy Valentine's Day! Carole Z X

kimberley said...

pretty card Sue although a little pale for me-love the roses though,take care,x.

foxyg said...

A fabulous card Sue. Perfect colouring.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
WOW! Today's card is so pretty I love this stamp and the colours you've used. This card ticks all the boxes for me thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Lizzie Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a beaut of a card, pretty in pink.
Thank you
LIzzie (serial copycat)xox

scofessex said...

this card is so stunning

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
What a pretty card ......I really like the background stamp, so effective when its embossed too!
Love the Organza Roses I don't have that colour.........yet!
LoveMarg

Dawn Searle said...

Love, Love, Love it Sue beautiful card, but don't think I will get one like this unless I made it myself or I could send my husband into my craft room to make me a card, dread to think what he would come out with!! Happy Valentines Day
Dawn S. xxxxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, love the colour and embossing.
This would make a great Valentine, anniversary and wedding card.

Donna Jones

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a very pretty card. Love the flowers. It's my birthday today so I'll pretend it's my card from you.

Val in Spain xxx

Laura O said...

lovely card flowers are amazing .Laura O

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

A charming card set off by the lovely organza roses
love from Jackie D

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue Happy valentines day have you got any thing nice. Well back to this stunning card i love everything about this card ive got this stamp and it makes such beautiful card when you use white embossing powder. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Lovin' it. So gorgeous, very appropriate for today.
JazzaC x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card, so pretty. As you say suitable for any occasion those flowers are fantastic.
Audrey x

lainey said...

that background is gorgeous Sue!! lainey x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
a card for the girls, that's for sure. Love the roses.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Wow, wow, wow. I would love to receive a stunning card like this from one of my friends. Gorgeous and love the colour scheme.

Love June
xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Beautiful soft and gentle card. Just right. X

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card, love the colours

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow a lovely card for valentines day.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jane said...

lovely card Sue, I think anyone would be thrilled to receive this
Jane

auscrafts said...

pretty card with nice soft colours

gwen70 said...

Simply gorgeous and such beautiful flowers

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card, very pretty love the flowers and the colours. X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Happy Valentines hope
you got plenty of card and flowers
I got a lovely red rose arrangement
and a lovely card not bad for being
married for 49years big one next year.
Back to your card stunning and love these flowers done some in
navy for my daughters gift yesterday. Nancyd xx

Jean Z said...

Love the card Sue it is stunning, I love everything about it but i still struggle with the piercing around the edge never get it straight Jean Z xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful card to start the day with - I agree it would fit any occasion and I defy anyone not to be happy receiving it.
I really do love the colour scheme so soft and gentle just right for any lady of any age.
Janet.x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

The card is stunning!

June x

Marion said...

Well Sue youve done it again ,this card is beautiful ,love the flowers.
Marion

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue.Another of your stunning creations! So delicate and romantic, and just right for a Valentine's card.
Have a great day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

hotpotato said...

beautiful

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is delicate, romantic and just so pretty!! I am a very pink girl so I love this one. Love Sam xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, just right for Valentines Day. The roses are beautiful. Take care.

nuttinanni said...

This ticks all my boxes, what a beautiful card and I love the flowers. have similar in my stash so will definitely try this one out! Cheryl x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this! Love the font of the sentiment and that stamp is just lovely.

Love Jean xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue What a stunning card
which I would have loved to received on Valentines Day. Love the stamped background and also how you have made the organza roses
hugs
Carol x

susan ward said...

Hi Sue, would love to get a valintine card like this one, lovely delicate card xx

Maggie said...

I think it makes a lovely valentine's card and anyone would be thrilled to receive it. Have a lovely day. xx

Victoria said...

How gorgeous is this card!! It's beautiful Sue, I love everything about it. Thank you so much.

Jane said...

Sweet pretty in Pink.

Jane xx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, This a really beautiful card. Love the colour and the roses are stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a pretty card, I would love to get this as a Valentine's or anything else card.

Love Rosemarie

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...WOW stunning love everything about this card ... the roses are gorgeous...
Happy Valentines day to all..

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Simply beautiful, love the organza roses. Happy Valentines Day.
Lydia
X

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

MORNING ALL
Happy valentines day everyone. such a lovely card love the white embossing on the blush card

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card and those roses are my absolute favorites. Such a darling and any friend would love to get this sweet creation.

Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Eemeli

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, wow what beautiful flowers, love the card too. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. I would like to be your friend. X

Sue Dunn

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh so so pretty, just love it.
Have a good day.
Gilly C

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful. I do love this blush colour and fab flowers x

Michelle said...

Happy Valentines Day Sue. This is simply stunning and one that I will have to have a go at. TFS

Michelle said...

Happy Valentines Day Sue. This is simply stunning and one that I will have to have a go at. TFS

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card suitable for so many occassions, love the organza flowers. Emma

Debbie said...

Wow Sue this is so soft and subtle - very pretty.Hope you're well.Hugs Debbie x

Carol H said...

Just beautiful, such delicate colours.

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day Sue. This card is just so pretty and I love the colours. I would love to receive a card like this. YvonneMayxx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card. Simply perfect for today.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

maxine h said...

Stunning card today Sue, I really love it
Big hugs
Max xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card for a Valentine and much more. Love the blush card, softly subtle.
Erica x

Izzwizz said...

Love this, it's so pretty and perfect for a valentines card. Love those roses! Maddy x

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the roses.

Clare x

Maryann said...

This is so gorgeous Sue, and just my kind of romantic looks. It is so beautiful and sooo soft and gentle somehow. I juast love it.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,lovely card. Love the colour, the heat embossing really makes this card stand out .
Love it all, Happy Valentines Day. Brenda Lel

ruth jamieson said...

lovely card Sue just up my street all girly did you make the flowers bet you did you are soooo cleaver
hugs Ruth

ruth jamieson said...

lovely card Sue just up my street all girly did you make the flowers bet you did you are soooo cleaver
hugs Ruth

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, this has to be one of my all time favourites

Mol x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, I have just ordered the cupid stamp and can't wait to try it out . Every card I have seen you use this stamp on I have loved so I know I will have a lot of use from this stamp, all thanks to you.
Love Jan x x

Jackie Calvert said...

This card is so delicate looking, I love everything about it. The white embossing is stunning, and the roses georgous. What a lovely card to receive from a friend!

XX

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card, anyone would be happy to receive it. Have a happy day, take care, Jess x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
A simply stunning card.Love everything about it.

Fuchsia said...

Absolutely Beautiful Sue the colors are perfect x

Debbie Tinks said...

love this card Sue this is a valentine card lovely

Planetsusie said...

This is absolutely superb Sue - I love the colours and those roses are amazing.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

vinnie said...

Good morning, this is a very special card sue, I agree with all of the comments today, the organza roses are a fab addition combined with your excellent choice of colours..... thanks. vinnie

AnnR said...

This is indeed sweet I love it.

Lesley Sinclair said...

Hi sue wow what a lovely soft and very feminine card this is, I love the organza roses and the justrite stamp is definitely going on my to get list. Love Lesley x

Kate's Cards said...

What a pretty card. Looks so sugary!

Anonymous said...

Ooh Soft pastel pink. Fabulous! With love & light Theresa. H

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Oh my what a simply stunning card and as always great instructions, thank you.
Margaret

SerenePolly said...

Such an exquisite card Sue. Elegant and delicate! Looking forward to your shows in March!

Christine
xx

Susan White said...

What a lovely Valentine's card Sue - simply beautiful roses and a gorgeous design. Hope you have a great day!

Thanks, Susan

Bosquie said...

Another stunning card Sue.The organza roses are beautiful and soo different. love it XX

Bosquie said...

Another stunning card Sue.The organza roses are beautiful and soo different. love it XX

CraftygasheadZo said...

Stunning card, love the softness of it and the details are as always amazing! Take care Zo xx

Nanny Jo said...

beautiful, Sue...very romantic-looking

"Talk to the Tail" said...

So soft pretty and romantic looking xXx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

So soft pretty and romantic looking xXx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh! My! Word! this is truly stunning.
Love, Love, Love it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Sue B said...

Oh! so pretty

Celina Dee said...

Enjoy your day and I hope that the card goes to a worthy person.

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, just lovely . Lol Lynne M x x

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love the roses xx hazel

CraftyJo said...

It's a cute card - doesn't do it for me personally though. I can appreciate the skill involved :)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Happy Valentine's Day to you and your bloggers. Todays card is sooo romantic, love the subtle colours and the embossing and flowers are gorgeous soo delicate.
Have a happy day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Ita said...

Happy Valentines Day Sue, todays card is stunning and the colours are so soft ,I love the flowers,that blush card is fantastic,will you have it on your next show???????
this card as you say could be used for many occasions,thank you for your inspiration.
Smiles
Ita

iggy said...

just when i think you cant get any better you do.........this is gorgeous..... PLEASE SUE HOW DID YOU MAKE THE ROSES....are they the way you do the usual ones with the red liner tape & then roll it round. OR some other way OR were they in your crafty stash ?????

Annette Thompson said...

A beautifully delicate card, especially for today for friends who don't have a valentine. This would cheer me up a treat if I received this from a friend. x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, nother beautiful card..:).xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I bet anyone would be glad to recieve this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Howdy said...

Perfectly pink!

Anne Crawford said...

A sweet card, the roses are lovely!

Cazzie Dixon said...

Love the delicacy of this card.

Meg said...

This is lovely Sue, it reminds me of Candy Floss - do you call it Cotton Candy??? Spun sugar on a stick or in a bag.

Margaret O
xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful. The stamp is gorgeous, but the roses are FABULOUS. I don't 'do' Valentines as such, yet this design would work for so many occasions using alternative sentiments.
Sue

Marlene said...

Stunning card.Must try and find this stamp it's gorgeous Marlene

nannapat said...

So classic and just stunning. I love that background stamp and the flowers are fab. Pat x

Jean Deane said...

Afternoon Sue,
A lovely card for any occasion I have all the elements for this one so definitely another one to try.
Hope you have a happy valentines day!

Jean D

petlady said...

Hi Sue,such a pretty card,love the flowers and the stamp and colours are beautiful,Sandra xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
lovely card embossing is stunning
Margaret L

Wendy from Scotland said...

not usually a lover of pink and girly flowers, but this is a simply gorgeouscard
Wendy xx

Shazza said...

this is gorgeously pink and girly, love it x

Malou said...

a lovely, sweet card.

salem said...

wooow card love flowers and lace and color

lynda said...

A stunning card Sue love the organza roses so pretty i would have loved this card for valentines day but hey no LOL. Hugs Lynda XX

Janice K said...

A gorgeous card in a lovely subtle pink. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is simply stunning anybody would love to receive this card.

Heather said...

Really lovely Sue.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I love your choice of card for today. So pretty.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

nikkib said...

Oooh I do love the white embossing its so effective, subtle but provides an elegant background and the colours are stunning, I do love Victorian Velvet, one of my faves..... x

mell said...

I so love this and im seeing it in lemon and cream, black and red, black and white so many combinations xx

Tres said...

Hi sue. Gorgeousl card for today. Thankyou for sharing all your wonderful card creations with us. I love today's card. I love everything about it. Lots of love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card - love it! This stamp is rapidly becoming one of my favourites. Thank you for introducing me to it.

Hugs, Belinda x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card. Those roses are perfect.

magpie said...

"Wow!" Such a beautiful card Sue. So soft & romantic & it reminds me of marshmallow colours. The background stamps are stunning (I'll have to get these!) & the organza roses are a lovely touch. What a gorgeous card to receive for any occasion. xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Ooooh & strawberries & cream! xx Love Karen xx

sued99 said...

This is gorgeous. Great for Valentine's Day.

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue,
Happy Valentines Day! Your beautiful card is extra special...how I wish my hubby will make me a card as beautiful as this. It is absolutely sweet and so delicate, and I'm loving the white embossing now....looks like you're very much hooked with it! Thank you for bringing us your lovely cards. We do appreciate your hardwork, your time and care that goes with all your cards. I love them all...hope you're having a lovely day!
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue,
Happy Valentines Day! Your beautiful card is extra special...how I wish my hubby will make me a card as beautiful as this. It is absolutely sweet and so delicate, and I'm loving the white embossing now....looks like you're very much hooked with it! Thank you for bringing us your lovely cards. We do appreciate your hardwork, your time and care that goes with all your cards. I love them all...hope you're having a lovely day!
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

CathyinMN said...

What a totally beautiful and feminine card. Love it!

Sandra F said...

What a beautiful card Sue. The flowers are gorgeous. xx

Chrisspi said...

Classy card Sue. Flowers are beautiful.

Marion Turner said...

Happy Valentines Day Sue,
Another FABULOUS card today, very girly I like it.
Love Marion x

Brakkers said...

I am loving all your white embossing at the moment and you have inspired me to try this again as I have been unsuccessful in the past. A really pretty and simply beautiful card Sue, love it!
Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, really pretty and pink my fave colour.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Andra said...

Loved the card Sue, can you tell me what stamp you used for the background, and where from.

Su said...

Sue this is really lovely, so soft and gentle but the detail of the stamped images simply draws you in to the card. Gorgeous!

Su (Soop)

Linda Simpson said...

What a beautiful card I do so love the organza flowers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Joan Donaldson said...

A really beautiful card Sue, love the flowers and just everything about it.

Sue Parish said...

Such a pretty card. I love the white embossing,
Sue xx

Barbara said...

Very pink and feminine, lovely roses and fantastic embossing.Very pretty card Sue! Hope you got a nice card from your partner!!!

Marianna Hammer said...

This is probably the prettiest card, I have ever seen :)
Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is so beautiful. I love the colours, the embossing technique and the soft flowers. Another stunner.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card im kinda missing all the frou frou now, so the organza roses are a welcome!! bring back the ribbons and bows & pins pleaseeeeeeeeee!! and can't wait to see you back on my screen next month, its been way hey hey too long xxx Vick
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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card today,late with my comment but still love it. Mabex

Jan Ltc said...

Lush! What a sumptuous & elegant card Sue, xx Jan

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous! I love the embossing and those flowers! Hugs, Hanneke

Julie-Anne said...

Well Sue, i can honestly say this is one of my favorite cards i have seen all year. love the stamped back ground, will have to keep my eyes pealed for that one, clean and simple

happy valentines day, crafty hugs Julie-Ann

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely beautiful! xx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Well Wow Wow Wow this card is definitely in my Top 5 of your cards
Its looks so delicate and loving but yet when you read the tutorial it all comes together in a manageable way
Must go and have a go
Hugs
Sue XXX

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
wow what a wonderful card. Love the flowers. Yes anyone would loe this card for valentines.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug

Vie Carter said...

What a beautiful card, love it

Vie
x

melody said...

Hi Sue, stunning as always, love the Roses. Hug Melody xxx