Friday, 8 February 2013

You Make Me Smile

 Hello my crafty friends!  First of all I would like to say that this card is purple and white so as you look at it, keep that in mind.  I almost didn't post it because the purple looks black and the white embossing looks yellow.  Try as I might, the camera could not capture it as it should be.  We are creative people, right, so I figured I will just let you use your imagination on this one, at least I hope you will!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Garden Lattice embossibility folder.  Don't you just love the A4 sized folders, they make such easy work of it!  Next I used the largest size of the Resplendent Rectangles as my base for my focal element.  I decided to mix that with the Decorative Labels 8 die and use the corners from the Venetian set to clip on to the ends as an accent piece.  I stamped the botanical swirls frame and embossed it in white and stamped my sentiment in the centre in black.  Next I used the Botanical swirls and Accent frame and cut it in white.  while in the die, I used Dusty Concord through the die to bring out the embossed features.  I mounted it over my sentiment with foam and trimmed away the excess from below.  I tied a double bow out of white frilly edged ribbon and added a lavender  Dazzler to the centre and two pearl stick pins as accents.  I used glue dots to attach my bow to the side of my card.  I pierced the edge of my coordinating purple mats and added flatback pearls as accents to my die cuts and corners to complete the card.  As you can see, the dies do all the work, but it's fun to see how they can mix and match among different sets to give such lovely looks.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 9" in size.    Also, I have noticed that many of you are leaving questions for me in your comments.  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com so that I can respond to them.  It is just so much easier than trying to remember to add them into my posts since they are done and scheduled ahead of time.  All for now, Sue x






162 comments:

Pam said...

Totally fabulous, love everything about this one.

Heather said...

Morning Sue!

I really like the subtlety of this card it is so delicate I shall have go as I have all I need for it. Thanks as always for your lovely inspiration for the day and for taking the time to do this each day for us.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

auscrafts said...

fabulous like all the different layers and I've a good imagination regarding colours

inkypinkycraft said...

Love allthe layers trace x

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

Wilma Brown said...

WOW you certainly layered this card, beautiful though. Love it will have to try this one.

Wilma x x x

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card, I really like white on white. The botanical swirls and accent frames die in the middle of this one is really pretty, I love it. Well done Sue, another masterpiece. Linda xxx

Rosie said...

Such a lovely card that it made me smile, too!

tracy w said...

morning sue i love this purple card the a4 folder look stunning thanks for the idea tracy w xx

Viv said...

I love this card Sue this is going to be my sister's birthday card thanks for the inspiration, I've been struggling to think of what to make. Now I've found that special card for a special person
Viv x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, just beautiful. Lol Lynne M x x x

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

GM Sue,
a beautiful card i now have all the elements as I got botanical corners yesterday its for valentines but my husband works away so he had to order it so im having it early shhh

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Loving all the layers, I can see the purple card and touch of dusty Concorde on the swirls die cut. Beautiful

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful. I love layered cards so this one is certainly up my street. Take care.

englishrose897 said...

Love this card Sue, have a great weekend. Sally

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a classy creation - it's defintely a must try!
Rgs
Clare W

Anne Crawford said...

A very pretty card,love the layers and can imagine the colours are so much better in reality!

Anonymous said...

Bore Da Sue., What a wonderful card. I must try this one. I thing I have all the dies hat I need. Oh Sue you give us so many ideas. Thank you on e again.

Corinne said...

Morning Sue How pretty and girlie!I think i may have to invest in yet another die You are like a crafty Angel sent to inspire us!There I,ve said it Hugs Corinne

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another lovely card and can understand the colouring. I have got to say I love the A4 embossing folders! Hope you are ok and cannot wait for your shows. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

foxyg said...

Wonderful card Sue. I'm sure the colours are perfect.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card - just love the venietion dies.
Beverley W

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Suecwhat a stunning card i love everything about this one. I like how you mix die set. I will be having ago at this one as i like the colour purple. Take care Sue. Xx

Debs Artliff

Jan.moogie said...

A Sue Wilson special, just love it.x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue
This card is great, glad you clarified about the colors. How is the jet lag???

Eemeli said...

I don't know how to do white on white cards but they sure look very elegant. I like the little added color and the layout is beautiful.

Hugs, Eemeli

Karen R said...

Love the cards where you just allow the dies to do all the work, they make a really special card. This card could only be one of yours xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Wow this made me smile today.
What a very delicate reation it looks like lace. All the layers add some great dimension as well.
Thank you giving of your time so freely.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Strange how the camera sometimes can't show the right colour, one of the smaller close-ups does show the purple. This card is beautiful, loving the compilation of die-cuts, they complement beautifully.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
The sentiment is very apt because you make me smile every morning when I log onto your blog and see your beautiful creations. I love the way you mix the dies they all seem to match perfectly. I agree the A4 folders do make it easier for us thanks for sharing your ideas with us
Hugs x
Heather T

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, my favourite colour is purple so this is right up my street, but I think it would suit all colour combos.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ann said...



Hi Sue


Gorgeous gorgeous card so pretty I can just make out the purple on one of the smaller pics.

Lattice garden A4 embossing folder is one of my favourits I wish spellbinders would bring out more such a useful size A4.

Thankyou for making us smile each day.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Victoria said...

Beautiful card Sue. I agree, the A4folders are brilliant and I hope that there are more of them in the pipeline.

Annie said...

Superb, Sue, stunning. I can imagine the purple and I'm sure it is gorgeous. Hope you're getting over your jet lag and are settling back.
Love Annie

cebelica said...

Gorgeous elegant card. I love the embossing! :)

Rose in Chester said...

Beautiful, and I really love the Venetian accents, as corner pieces. Hadn't thought of using them in that way before.
You are a very talented lady indeed.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, simply stunning, love everything about it. Bx

Lin W said...

Very classy card,love it
xxx

Joesgrandma said...

This is sooo beautiful Sue, Love everything about. Inventive use of dies and embellishments. Thanks Sue!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
and thank you for making me smile on this very very white and cold morning here in Burgundy - I have this emboss folder and also the tiny dots and oh do I wish all folders were done in the A4 format. They are so easy to use and look so much better. Today's card is so elegant and couldn't it be used for so many occasions and I defy anyone not to smile when they receive it.
Janet x

kimberley said...

Absolutely love this one...just makes me smile,take care,x.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty.

Clare x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Stunning, stunning, stunning

June x

Bosquie said...

Doesn't matter what colour it is Sue. it's beautiful xx

HiggiSue said...

Love everything about it. You made me smile!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous. Loving all the texture

maxine h said...

I love it!!!!! Great card this morning Sue, really pretty.
Big hugs
Maxine xxxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,
Imagination switched on! Lovely colour, lovely card. X

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
A great card - love the colours.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
This looks like thick Royal icing, so beautiful Sue!
It took a while for me to use the Botanical Centre Die, but now I do, and I love how you have centred it.
Love Lavender and Purple cards.
LoveMarg

sandra collis said...

great card i love all white cards is it ok if i copy this card

Marion said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card and my favourite colour ,i love purple and lilac.also love the A4 folders and hope there will be more.
Marion

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Well, a complete mix and match this morning and the Botanical Swirls frame really sets it all off
love from Jackie D

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, you are a mind reader, my friend and I were only looking at my dies yesterday and. I said I had not used the centre die of the botanical collection. I will now, thanks to your inspiration !
Gail C x

snowqueen62 said...

Hi Sue, love this card and can replicate this one as have all the dies needed. Love all your inspiration
Sue x

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY FAB-U-LOUS Sue I love these cards you make real Stunners. Spellbinders are a great
invention and you first brought them to my attention. Thanks Sue. Mabex

lainey said...

pure luxury Sue!! lainey x

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another lovely card and I love the fact that you've added just a splash of colour which does actually look purple on my phone!! I too love the a4 folders and hope there are plans for more.looking forward to your shows next month love lesley xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue, welcome home!
I think that the hint of purple looks fab on the all white topped card, it breaks the white and tied in beautifully with the background card!
Will there be an Ally pally show coming up soon?
I came last year and it was so well organised and a lot more personal than the great big shows!
Hope you are getting to grips with the jet lag.
Look forward to your next tv appearance!
Crafty hugs
Sandra Riley

Sandra F said...

Stunning. xx

Michelle said...

Good morning Sue

This is absolutely beautiful, I love the Garden Lattice embossibility folder. Another stunner Sue. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, as everyone says an
absolutely stunning card I thought
it was black and white till I read your post
but I'm sure it would look great
in any colours definately one to
try to replicate. Nancyd xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Gorgeous card today.

xxx

hotpotato said...

very elegant.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Wow!!!! Absolutely beautiful. I love the combination of all the dies, just shows how versatile they are. Have a great weekend.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, This card is absolutely fantastic! It is amazing how you have put all these different dies together. The final effect is gorgeous. Colours are great too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card.
Erica x

Anonymous said...

This card is simply stunning. So pleased the dreadful malware has been sorted out and all is back to normal. Have viewed yesterday's card now and love that too. Two great cards to try and replicate YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Brilliant, love it all

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love the way you have used all these different dies, it gives a wonderful look. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jean Z said...

love this card Sue i think even though it should be purple it looks good as black so you have given us two versions to do love Jean Z xxx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, Beautiful card today love the purple and white think I will be having a go at this one. Hugs xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Another Wow factor card Sue,it is so delicate and can be used for many occasions. Love how you have used different layers from the different dies they all blend together, and the great idea of the corners, must try this one.
Hugs Carol xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, and as someone else said
You make me smile every morning when I see what fabulous cards you do for us, thank you soooo much. Take care, Jess x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the purple and white and all the layers and textures are gorgeous. Emma

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, looks very intricate. All the dies look fantastic.
Audrey x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the way you have layered the die cuts just beautiful. Love it.
Lydia
X

Maggie said...

Good morning. So lovely to have a white card again. The touch of purple just gives it a lift and the stamping is so delicate. A special card without doubt. xx

Lizzie Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
I have just been looking through the last few days cards as I have been under the weather.
Love todays it looks like a quick card so will put it on my list to do lol!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xox

Carol H said...

Fabulous card, again very versatile.

Jean Johnston said...

A beautiful card that with a change of sentiment is suitable for so many different occasions.

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue, very intricate looking and lacy xx hazel

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue, very intricate looking and lacy xx hazel

salem said...

wooow card love all

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love white on white and love this card with all it's layers..:)..Have a great day..xx

Lacelady said...

Another lovely card, and it would work with any colour, so don't worry about what shows on the screen. I LOVE the A4 embossing folders, but just wishing they would bring out a few more!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue....hope the jet lag isn't too bad!! Love this card - love the lacy look. Really adore white on white! Love Sam xxx

Fuchsia said...

I can see the purple fine and it looks really good ....
can I ask as I am fairly new to the Grand calliber do I need anything else to use the A4 embossing folders or is it just the same as the others? .
Have a nice day x

Izzwizz said...

Just beautiful as always. You do this white on white look very well and a purple frame is a great touch. Hope you had a good journey and are home safe and sound. Maddy x

Marianna Hammer said...

Such a lovely card. Purple and white gives such a clean and elegant look. Just love it :)

Christine said...
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Christine said...

A beautiful card and sentiment. At first sight I thought this card was wasted on a 'minor' event, then I had a rethink, and realized that to give someone reason to smile is not a minor event, it's wonderful!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Anonymous said...

Fab card Sue, I am imagining it purple & white & it is gorgeous. Also love the drama in black & white. With love & light Theresa. H.

Jackie Calvert said...

Oh yes, this is a lovely card, and definately made me smile. It is inspiring me to get on.
Take care now. xxx

Maryann said...

Oh yes you certainlu also make me smile with such a beauty here Sue. It is absolutely gorgeous and I´m so in love right now, very apropriate right before Valentines right? ha ha ha
have a great week-end everyone and lots of fun.

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE LOVELY

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, i absolutely love this card it's stunning. Its very effective and could be used for a number of occasions. Have a great day Hugs Sonia x

Kate's Cards said...

I love purple! Beautiful card Sue!

AnnR said...

stunning luxury loving the embossing folder and rectangle dies- definitely on my to get list...

Susan White said...

Lovely card today again Sue - the garden lattice background is simply gorgeous.

Thanks, Susan

Joanna said...

WoW....just love it xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

As always a lovely inspirational card Sue, nice colourways too with a good mix up of dies used... thanks so much for all you do for us.. and hope you got back to the UK with no hitches....

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card again this morning.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous card.
Lovely lacy look about it.
Margaret L

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is fabulous, the layering of the dies is so delicate and subtle, can see the Dusty Concord in the smaller pic. You make me smile every day looking at your marvellous and inventive creations, you are a true gem, thank you giving your time and ideas so freely.
Have a great day everyoen.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card and the way you have mixed the dies works brilliantly to achieve a stunning effect. Purple and White are a lovely contrast (yes it is Purple on my computer) am really loving this card.
Love Brenda Lel.

iggy said...

this made ME smile......loved it.sooooooooo much i went & ordered the A4 folder...so I am smiling again too. x

Wendy from Scotland said...

Although you cannot see the colours I love this card and imagining the colours makes it really lovely thanks
Wendy xx

Meg said...

Lovely layers Sue.
Purple card will be a new one for me to try.

Margaret O
xxx

CraftyJo said...

I love purple! Another lovely card Sue and, since I read your title, I've been singing (in my head, luckily for the rest of the household) the song by Mick Hucknell/Simply Red called.... You make me Smile!

Laura O said...

great card ,love everything about it.Your white cards are fab.Laura O

guffie said...

what a stunner, lve it all xx gail from eastbourne

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. Love the layers.

Malou said...

It's beautiful. Love the layers.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Again a lovely card, you are such an inspiration, together with yourself and sheena douglas (i know you wont mind me mentioning sheena on your blog) you are inspiring me to push myself a little further using and seeing products in a different way.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Tres said...

Hi sue. I love your card for today with all those gorgeous fancy layers and the great colour combo. The sentiment is lovely too. It is great to see one of those lovely bows and embelishments. Love Tres x x x

Sheila Cook said...

Hello Sue,
What a pretty card to send to a friend, lovely.
Sheila
xxxxxx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love, love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. This is a really nice card. I think these colours work very well.
Thank you for all your time and effort. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Ita said...

Hi Sue WOW this card is stunning and I love how you have mixed the different dies together ,lilac and white are go well together ,thanks for all your hard work that you put into your blog that inspires all of us.
Smiles
Ita

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue

Stunning card, I can imagine how it looks in purple and white! Love it! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Love the colour scheme on this one. You are a genius (as I have said before) in mixing and matching different dies together. I have learnt a lot from following your blog. Thanks once again Sue.
Val C xx

Shazza said...

gorgeous card x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, great card. Botanicals die set is now top of my list!
Have liked all the cards you've designed with that set.

Hugs, Belinda x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creation

Mol x

Anonymous said...

Ho wow love it , white and purple my fav.
Gilly C

Jill Liddle said...

Now this card is absolutely gorgeou. Love it, love it, love it.

magpie said...

This is beautiful Sue x Those rectangle dies are so pretty & the botanical die is lovely too. Like you say each Spellbinder die co-ordinates with each other. You can see the hint of purple on all the photo's on the botanical die & the purple card on pictures 2 & 4 so your photo's didn't look that bad Sue! Proud of you! Thank you for all your inspiration Sue, it's just absolutely gorgeous xx Love Karen xx

Christine Harrop said...

Who said the camera doesn't lie! Actually I can see that it is purple - maybe because it's my favourite colour LOL! I absolutely love this card , so beautiful. Christine x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I know I say this every time but I LOVE this card I wsh I had half your talent.
Take Care
Theresa

Julie-Anne said...

Hello Sue,

i have only just found your blog. I am stunned by the beauty of your cards. How you have made such beautiful cards with spellbinder,ribbon and a message, pure genius. I have added myself to your followers, and look forward to visiting again soon

crafty hugs Julie-ann

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Love this card white on white always looks so classy. Will have to do this card. Thanks again for all the inspiration.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. It would suit so many occasions. I can see the purple and it sets the card off beautifully. Another stunner.
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sue, what a diverse bunch of dies to use, but they gel perfectly.
Guess this looks vibrant 'in real life'. Yet more inspiration - thank you.

'P' in Wales

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card!

Fiona said...

Hi Sue,

Just been catching up on your blog, some beautiful work and great inspiration here. Hope the CHA was good and you had a great time with your mum. (I am the lady who searched your Nestie bag at Gatwick)

Hilary said...

Another stunning creation Sue. So elegant. Enjoy your weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This card definitely made me smile Sue. Love all the embossing and the gorgeous dies. I love purple so this has to be my favourite so far. :)

Hugs
Linda xxx

Janice K said...

This card is beautiful, the multiple layers give it a very ornate look.x

Chrisspi said...

Really pretty!! Love the layers

Lori said...

Stunning Card Sue! I could see the purple on one of the pix. Love your use of the dies, ribbon & pins! Hugs Lori

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
think this would look fab purple and white or B&W. The outcome would still be bill. Elegant and charming. Adore the finishing touches of the pearls. Gran job.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxxx

Jane said...

Love white on white amazing.

Jane xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, this card would look lovely in any colour and agree with you about the large embossing folders, I only have one but use it all of the time x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Hi Sue
I love white on white usually but I'm not too keen on this and I don't know why
Sorry xXx

sued99 said...

I love this card. The layers are fabulous.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fabulous card , can't really say anymore as everyone else has already said it. Thank you for your ideas,inspiration,and all the time you take for our benefit.
Jean D

Lynn said...

another beautiful card Sue, I don't know how you manage to keep it up.
Hugs Lynn (crafty Nanna)

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card shame the camera does not show the true colours. The A4 folders are fab, hope they will bring out loads moere in the range.

AnneRD said...

A beautiful card Sue, love it. Anne

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card - just love it love it - it makes you do what the sentiment says.

Thanks for bringing us this card.

Diana

Vick said...

WOW Sue,
I love this card, I love the white on white look but haven't taken the plunge myself yet! LOL.......but this is gorgeous
Vick xxx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

Absolutely stunning, this is one i must try my hand at, its just sooo pretty. Hugs xNx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love both the dies and the embossing folder for this one - and it would suit many occasions with a different sentiment too. Beautiful AND useful!
Sue xx

Craftychris said...

This one is just beautiful! xx

nannapat said...

Anorther Sue stunner. It is such a pretty design and I love the colours. Pat x

kimmie_35 said...

Very pretty detail...
Hugs
Kim M
x

Celina Dee said...

Lovely. Busy and layered, so I love it.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful, love white cards, so elegant and the embossing is lovely

Vie
x

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