Wednesday, 27 February 2013

You Are The Best

Hi crafty ones!  Here is one for you if you just need a really quick, but elegant card.  Milk coloured card with black accents gives it a simple elegance.  I started by just embossing the milk card using the Petite Fleur embossing folder from Couture Creations.  It has a nice open area in the centre for your focal element.  I stamped the frame from the Justrite Grand Sentiment set in black on milk card.  I picked the sentiment from the set as well and stamped it in the middle of the frame.  I cut it out with the matching Decorative Labels 8 die and used a bit of Antique Linen to highlight it while it was still in the die.  I cut one of the larger dies from that set out of black card.  I cut it in half and matted it as a shadow on my frame, just peeking out around the top and bottom edges.  I tied some black tulle around my card and into a bow on the side.  Not wanting to leave the knot showing, I added a black Dazzler and two stick pins as accents.  I cut up some black rhinestone swirls and added then in opposite corners (I love a bit of the bling!)  Don't you love getting this kind of card, not for any particular occasion, just because you are the best!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/2"
 in size.  All for now, Sue x







168 comments:

Maryann said...

WAUW this is soo gorgeous Sue, really elegant work, I´m amazed.

Hilary said...

Hi Sue. It may be a quick card, but oh so elegant and stylish!!
Enjoy your Sunday. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, wow a great Sunday twosome. Love both these cards and liking the mesh ribbons.

Love June
xx

Pam said...

Hi Sue, this is a very elegant card - I love black and white and like the message says - You are the best

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I love easy yet amazing cards, I think the black and white combo is my favorite. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a very operatic and dramatic effect - lovely - another must try!
Rgs
Clare W

Heather said...

This is a lovely card Sue I love the way you have bordered the background it makes the sentiment really stand out - love it!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Jan.moogie said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, love it x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Now this is a true Sue Wilson card - very stylish and elegant card. Really liking the monotone.
Nobody would know that this was a quick and easy (hah) card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Cee Bee said...

Good Morning Everyone.

Another amazing card. Sue is such a fabulous card maker a true inspiration.

CeeBee

Anonymous said...

Luv luv luv black and white
Elegant and stands out a mile amongst other cards
Lyn Waddell x

Michelle said...

This is beautiful Sue. I could see it making a lovely wedding invitation, it's so elegant.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue what a great card love what you have done to t his card the bow looks great I have some net aim going to try the bow out of it Tracy w x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, sometimes black and white is just so perfect. Bx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I love the monotone look it looks so elegant, I have never used net on a card but I am going to try it because its looks so pretty. Today's card is another 'Sue' masterpiece and the sentiment says it al 'Your the best'
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne Crawford said...

Very elegant! The black and white is absolutely timeless ,love your style!

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Not a big fan of black on a card but I think this works well, can see I will have to give this a go!
Gail C x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful, love that its a quick card too.

Donna Jones

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, love this card. Very elegant . Sally

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card this morning i really like black on white cards they are really effective and this one is true to form!! love the effect of the net too. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Yet another stunner - don't know how you do it but so glad you do.
Beverley W

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is stunning, I love that sentiment..............yep! YOU ARE THE BEST!!
Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner, so clean and elegant, will definitely have a go at this one.
Love Jan x x

Victoria said...

Lovely card Sue. It's very 'balanced' and would work in so many different colour combinations.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly elegant and classy card today, loving the milk and black combo, and the tulle really makes the card pop, it is lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Beth Peake said...

elegant and sophisticated

luv n hugs

Beth

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the black and white cards as they can be for any occassion.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

Very pretty card. The decorative labels are a favourite of mine they always add a touch of elegance!

Alice xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful. Very elegant and I love black and white combo. Take care.

AdrienneQ said...

Thanks so much for a great elegant but quick card

melanie said...

Very elegant card and looks simply to make .Melanie

Karen R said...

Love the monochrome look and this is a simple, elegant card, useful for every occasion xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
As you say Elegant!! Black/White always hits the high spots doesn't it. Simple but very elegant. I haven't made my mind up about folders with spaces inbetween the pattern yet - perhaps it's because I never seem to get a really good result. As I always say but I will continue to try. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's card.
Janet x

Annie said...

Fabulous, Sue. Late for work... But had to have a look, my morning is not complete if I haven't seen your blog!! Love Annie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue,

A truly beautiful and elegant card, black and white always makes such a statement! Love it!

love Jean xxxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant love it really like the black tulle around the card and then the bow with the "bling" and the black swirls gorgeous..........

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue well to say its a quick card its absolutley stunning. Its really elegant and i like the sentiment that you have used. Sue can you tell me where to buy the tulle from as its a change from ribbon. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artliff

Maxine said...

Lovely card very pretty x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, really elegant, love it.

Anonymous said...

The bling makes this card - don't have any but maybe for a very special occasion. Like it a lot. Thanks, Sue.

'P' in Wales

hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the black and white theme. Love your ribbon bow.xx hazel

HiggiSue said...

big thumbs up from me.......love it. Great sentiment too.

Joesgrandma said...

Another amazing card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another fantastic card...love the colours! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the monochrome elegance today.

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card. X

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue. What a fabulous card - so elegant! Huge bonus that it is a quick one to do. Thank you!

Hugs, Belinda X

Anonymous said...

The sentiment You Are The Best really sums you up Sue - you've given us yet another beautiful and elegant card which anyone would be pleased to receive. YvonneMayxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue i think its all been said ,it is an elegant looking card ,love it.
Marion

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!! Love it!! Mabex

Tx said...

So elegant Sue, love it!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful, elegant and classy. Love it.
Lydia
X

Maggie said...

Good morning. Well done Sue on giving us another inspiring card. These simple yet elegant cards say it all really and anyone would be over the moon to receive it as it's a real work of art. xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW WOW yes it deserves two for this beautiful elegant card - black and white is so effective, love the stamp a must to try
Hugs
Carol x

Jean Z said...

very pretty Sue, i love black and white very elegant Jean Z xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
At the risk of repeating myself - stunningly elegant. Love it.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue,
Elegant and classy, love the colour combo.
Gilly C

gwen70 said...

Really love this, so elegant

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,
Yet again another stunning card. X

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Very elegant card love the sentiment, black and white are such a classy combo......... Just love all of it!
Love Brenda Lel

Anonymous said...

Back to monochrome my favourite. Very stylish. Love it.
JazzaC x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Yes! a lovely card to receive its lovely!
LoveMarg

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card
love the monochrome just so elegant
and the decorative labels 8 dies
are gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Izzwizz said...

Terrific card Sue, love that diecut with the matching stamp and your black swirly petals are so beautiful. Great colour combination. Maddy x

Susan White said...

Such a classy card. Simple but stunning!

Thanks, Susan

Sandybee said...

Black and white is always a stunning look and this is no exception, really beautiful
xx Sandra

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
You cannot beat monochrome, classy, stylish and with the wow factor!
Using the tulle makes such a beautiful bow, so pretty!
Which are your favourite of the latest release of dies Sue? Always useful to know which ones we will get the most use out of!
Warm Springtime Hugs,
Sandra Riley xxxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Such a beautiful card today, very elegant

June x

Anonymous said...

Sue
Really classic. More ideas for my dies - thanks again. Love this card - and I need more stamps, they make the dies even more versatile.
Regards
Caroline MacH

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Hi Sue.
It may be a quick card, but so elegant and stylish, might have to do a similar card for a friend whose birthday is Sunday thx Sue x

Jess Watson said...

Morning sue, very elegant, black and white make a great statement. Another super card from you. Take care, Jess x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card again!! Love the ribbon. Emma

Hilary Smith said...

Hi Sue, very elegant card, simple but stunning.Hugs, Hilary

Anonymous said...

Very classy card Sue and the sentiment is very appropriate to you. Looking forward to next week Edwina

Carol H said...

This is beautiful and so elegant.

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Thank you, but actually YOU'RE the best! This card is fab-u-lous. For starters I love black and white designs - always an elegant look.
The background is lovely with the open area in the middle and the Grand Sentiment is 'Justrite' with Decorative Labels 8 (must get these dies). I'm getting carried away, but yes I would love to receive a card like this just for the heck of it. Neeee-ver gonna happen! LOL
Sue

Jean Johnston said...

So nice to see such a lovely card which doesn't take hours to make. I also love the simplicity of the design.

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Clare x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely, elegant card.
Erica x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this is sooo stylish and elegant, the monochrome look is always classy. The sentiment is apt as you are SIMPLY THE BEST. Love the tulle and bling.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic card n love every thing about it. Must say B/W is one of my favourites.
Have a good day.

Love June
xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Today's card is very elegant in it's simplicity like everyone else I love black with either White or cream it always looks so classy.Thank you for such stunning designs as always.

Hugs
Jean D

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely elegant card, love the ribbon
margaret l

Margaret Taylor said...

Where do you get your ideas? I LOVE the bow x

utilitygirl said...

Another stunning card Sue. Really love the black and white combination.

guffie said...

Love this card black and white is such a classic combo, and i love the die cut rectangles, i really like using these and i find it tends to soften the stark black and white .... still a fav tho, just like coffee and creame xx gail from eastbourne

nannapat said...

Lovely card sue - very elegant. pat x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a gorgeous card today !! I love the black and white colour combo. The dies you have used are just brilliant and look really pretty layered up. The stamp sentiment is great to !! I love the bow and pearly swirls . There is only one thing I am not to keen on and that is the background folder. I do not really like the folders that have a space in the middle of them. Apart from that I think this is a very elegant and stylish card. Love Tres x x x

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous as usual :)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, and as you say it could be for any reason, quick and very effective.

Love Rosemarie xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love it, definitely the kind of card to enjoy getting.
Audrey x

Sue C said...

Hi Sue, this certainly does not look like a 'quick' card. Very nice xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue WOW OWE this card is stunning,crisp,elegant and colour combo.is lush,I love black and white,as you say for any occasion and the swirley pearls give that extra Wow
Smiles
Ita

lesley said...

Hi sue what a lovely quick and simple card,and black and white or cream always looks so classy and elegant. I love the tulle you've been using lately it makes a lovely change,I have lots in white,wonder if you can die it with ink? Must give it a try!! Looking forward to Monday love Lesley x

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful and very elegant :)

Tina Cornah said...

Hi Sue.
I finally got round to joining the blog so this is my first un-anonymous post!
I love this card, especially the shadow effect. Very effective.
Look forward to tomorrow's offering.
Tina x

Cassieajh said...

Very elegant card Sue

Sue B said...

WOw!!! what a truly simple but stunning card.

Suebak said...

Like the shadow idea a lot and the font type on the sentiment. x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a stunner, very classy.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
less is more card, and very quick but very effective and pretty. Doing the shadow die behind a die is one of my favorite tricks (learnt form you). Yes fab card again
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

CraftyJo said...

Stunning card Sue. very elegant.

Corinne said...

Hi Sue Have just received this folder unfortunatly My Mum is no longer with us but will certainly make other cards with it hugs Corinne

Vie Carter said...

Classic and great

love this card today Sue

Vie
x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, WELL I THINK 'YOU' ARE THE BEST!!!! I totally love this card, everything about it, the style, the simplicity, the colours - it's amazing, just like you. Love Sam xxx

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petlady said...

Good afternoon Sue, this card is stunning black and white, so good together,beautiful! Sandra xx

lainey said...

lurrve it Sue!! lainey x

Jill Liddle said...

Love, love, love this card. Black and white are sure favourites with me.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love this card the mono tone is one of my favs
I'm all set for next week shows
Thank You
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Howdy said...

Very classy, sue. Love it

kimberley said...

Another winner Sue and one that shouldn't take to long to make,thanks for the dates for your shows-seems like ages since you were last on air,really looking forward to them,take care,x.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This is the card we had a sneeky peek of a few days ago!! I love this sort of card. Quick but still stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

AnnR said...

Always inspirational Sue thanks!

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card - we could all send this card to you - You are the Best!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

iggy said...

gosh.. well i see it as change the sentiment & you have a card for all sorts of occasions. love it. thanks Sue. x

Lori said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love the black & white effect. Kind of like puttin on the Ritz!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards every day. Hugs Lori

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Wow such a classy, stunning card. I just love black and white. Thanks for all the inspiration. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Wendy from Scotland said...

Stunning and elegant great inspitation, thanks
Wendy xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very elegant!

redfox said...

I dont know how you keep coming up with such beautiful cards, but I'm glad you do, so that we can have all the inspiration! Keep it up please!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Fab card. Don't you just love decorative labels 8. You can make frame all your stamped images with this one.
Pat S Witney

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Barbara said...

Beautiful but simple and easy to make. Has all the Sue trademarks, bow, hat pins, dazzlers and flourish!!!!!

jeffrey bubbles said...

Sue you are the best and a great card again Kathy xxxx

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Jacquie said...

Another brilliant card Sue. So regal. You cannot go wrong with Black & White!I don't think I have ever seen two cards the same.
Well done! I look forward to seeing your cards each day what inspiration you give us. Thank you.
Love Jacquie xxx

Kimpy said...

Just love the monochrome look Sue. Can I ask please what do you store you Spellbinder dies in as you must have so many.

xxx Kim

karenlotty said...

Definitely my kind of card Not too fussy

Anthea said...

Good evening Sue, wow never posted this late before :)beautiful quick card. Hugs xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another gorgeous card!

I do love the idea of it being a quick card. Sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day to fit in our crafting, so having a card that can be done quick and still looks as gorgeous as yours is perfect just perfect.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Wilma Brown said...

Hhi Sue gorgeous card, you are the best by giving us so much inspiration.

Wilma x x x

Jane said...

Lovely card can't go wrong with black and white.

Jane xx

mell said...

I love this one its stunning x

sued99 said...

Really lovely especially the net bow.

Jackie Calvert said...

This is such a lovely card, the ribbon is geogous.

Janice K said...

The monochrome look is so classy, a lovely card. x

Meg said...

Very nice card.

Margaret O
xxx

Anonymous said...

Your genius has appeared again Sue on this beautiful and elegant card. right up my street!
Val C xx

Paper Junkie said...

In my experience there is no such thing as a quick card! I'll have to take your word for it. Am I the only one out there that makes a meal of everything? Quick or not it's a great card Sue and when I get around to making it one day I will time myself. love you. X

Anonymous said...

Love this!!!

Mol x

CraftyCj said...

what a beauty! love the justrite stamps and man you make them look awesome on cards x

Lindsay Martin said...

Another very classey card, love the mesh bow with the dazzler, really good texture on both... black and white along with white on white have to be my favourites, with most other single colours and white coming a close second, always so clean looking... keep up with the bling... xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
YOU ARE THE BEST with spellbinders you really are the spellbinder queen love today's card as always
Take care
Theresa

lynda said...

Very elegant a lovely card Sue the sentiment says it all YOU ARE THE BEST Lynda xx

Hanneke said...

Wow, such a gorgeous and elegant card! I love the swirls and embossing. Hugs, Hanneke

Sue Parish said...

Beautiful, elegant - and quick to make? It doesn't get any better than that! Love everything about it Think it just went to the top of my long list of favourites.
Sue xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful - what more do I need to say! Just got my new project book - have to say I think it's possibly better than the first. Your samples are gorgeous. Well done.

hazel said...

A very beautiful and Elegant card Sue
Love those pearl Flourishes they come in so handy and they are Gorgeous..x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card again Sue, love monochrome cards. Love the netting bow too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lynn / Crafty Nanna said...

Great card Sue, I really love it, have to say it wouldn't be a 'quick'card if I tried to make it though!
Hugs

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loveky, love that bow

loftylass said...

Gorgeous Sue. I love the simple elegance. You can always rely on Black and White. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Malou said...

Nice, simple and effective.

Diana Sinclair said...

hello Sue

Another elegant card.

Thank you.

Diana

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Vick said...

Hi Sue,

Oh WOW, it really doesn't matter what you do with B&W cards they just look good but you have done a fantastic job with this one, as ever!! I love it, hugs, Vick xxx
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Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue, I love the clean lines mood that you are in the now with white and just the one colour. Todays card is so appropriate as we are white with frost. Can't wait for your shows to watch and record, just for back up you understand. Have a good day, Love Norah x

Leanne said...

Gorgeous work!

Ali B said...

Hi Sue. What an elegant card, love the black and white theme.
Alison X

stella wright said...

another elegant black and wwhite card itend do these colours for men not usely with a bow x

sued99 said...

Love this card and looking forward to catching some of your shows.

cmu said...

Love the uncluttered look and the stamped frame to the sentiment.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

So simple yet so elegant Sue I just love this and sorry but wil have to add this to my must use Sue as inspiration collection. Mind you, there arent many of your cards that dont inspire me - if any.

debbie pugh said...

hi sue what an elegant card i love black and white it never ages x

Carole said...

simply stunning x