Sunday, 3 March 2013

Just Because

 Hi guys, happy Sunday morning!   That means a couple of things... usually a nice long lie in (hopefully),  comment game winners, and one more day until my shows (oh that's just me being excited, sorry! LOL)
I am really looking forward to the shows even if I have to be up at what I call "stupid o'clock" to get there in time for my 8am show.  I do want to say that I read on several of the comments about things being sold out already, but that is not true.  They don't load the stock quantities on too early so they just say sold out until they do.  Don't worry, everything is in stock at the moment!  My guess is that they will go on the system sometime later today so check back.  Okay now, on to the card.  Today's card uses one of the dies from the shows, yes it has been on several times, but I keep picking it because I LOVE IT!  I found this lovely springy paper while in Florida.  It's not the sort of thing that I would usually pick, but I just had to see what it looked like covered in micro beads, so that is exactly what I did here!  Next I cut three of the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Oval window out of coconut white card.  I nipped out the crossbar from the window in each of them, it is very easy to do.  I kept the middle one vertical and placed the two side dies horizontally.  I chose a strip of pale pink tulle netting to weave through the die cuts.  By the way, several people have commented recently about the tulle netting on my cards and Sam Poole is now stocking it in her online shop (see the right hand side of my blog) in an assortment of colours if you are looking for it.  It is very versatile to use on cards and gives great texture!  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the Fancy Tags Two dies (a little tip, use wax paper with this one as it is very delicate and swirly so it will make it much easier to remove from the die).  I inked it very lightly (after I removed my wax paper) with Spun Sugar distress ink for just a hint of colour.  I added it atop the centre of my oval windows using some 3D foam.  For balance, I matted the piece in white and used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots around the edges.  This is a really long card.  I could have made it smaller by moving my windows together more, but I adore this shape.  I find it really interesting to do every once in awhile, makes a nice change from square or basic rectangle cards.  Finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x 11" in size.
Now, on to the comment game winners.  We had an extra qualifying post this week so there will be two lots of winners!  The comment game winners for the week are:  Bluebell!!!                            Michelle E!!!               Jan.Moogie!!!                              For the extra qualifying post of Sat. March 2nd, the winners are:   Maggie H!!!                                   Ali B!!!  
Mell!!!                        Congratulations to all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  One more quick note, I have noticed that there are several comments that are being left under the "anonymous" profile, don't forget to type your name at the end of the post so you can be included in the weekly drawing!  All for now, Sue x





145 comments:

Pam said...

I like this card very much - looks to be good "all-rounder". So glad the stocks are okay.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card love the size to Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the font on the sentiment. Have ordered some netting - looks a useful addition to the stash! Not long to wait now - will send an email.
Rgs
Clare W

auscrafts said...

like this one a lot ,not too girly so with a change of colour would suit most occasians

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card, love the background paper and the fancy tag dies.

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue &All,

I like this card the background paper is really vibrant and the tulle and micro beads gives it dimension.

We are all on countdown down aren't we ladies!!!!

Hugs
Jean D

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is certainly a bright wake up card, one that catches the eye. Good luck on the shows this week good to have you back.

Rose in Chester said...

Morning Sue,
this card doesn't quite do it for me - it's the die I'm not overly fond of. However, background is great - where would you be without your beads?
Looking forward to Mon, Tues, Wed,Thurs.
Have a great Sunday

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Only you can turn a window into a frame lol I love the colours of the background paper especially covered in my favourite micro beads. Yes Jean D we are certainly on countdown it's been far too long. Good luck Sue it's great to have you back on our screens
Hugs x
Heather T

Corinne said...

lovely colourful card micro beadss certainly add to it hugs Corinne

jacqui said...

Just lovely .

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very pretty card love the background paper very vintage and the dies look so nice how you have arranged them. I like to use tulle on my cards.
Look forward to seeing your shows tomorrow, Take care.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue lovely card ,interesting size. I'm clearing my recording machine ready for ALL the shows. Whoo Hoo!!Mabex

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, am going to have to record your shows because of work, but might manage a peak at the 8am before rushing out of the house..we are all so much looking forward to having you back on C&C! Carole Z X

Cee Bee said...

Hi sue, love the backing paper used very livelhy.

I too will be recording shows due to work getting in the way.

Welcomer back to our screens

CArol B

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue first of all congratulions to all the winners. Now to tbis beautiful card. I do like the paper that you have used. Its nice and bright and its nice to see a large card i like the tag die you have used. ive not got this die but im sure i an use a differant one. Looking forward to mondays shows.
Take care Sue xxx

Debs Artliff

Maryann said...

A very nice card, but admit, it´s not my die either, but ofccause we can´t always have a 100% agreement on all of them, then life would be soo sad, but I like the way you put it all together and the beads and the rest is awesome.
I´m so looking forward to the shows too and I really plan on watch as many of them as I possibly can this week he he. Can´t wait to see, what you have in your sleeves for us this time, so exited.
Have a wonderful and hopefully relaxed sunday, before it all goes of tomorrow.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely, colourful card, love the window die. Looking forward to your shows and your sample cards.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Nice twist on your buckle card using tuille instead of a forked banner.

Donna Jones

Erica said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card once again. Where does your inspiration come from?
Looking forward to tomorrow morning.

Erica x

Lacelady said...

Wow, that is a whopper - what size paper do you need to make an envelope for it?
Counting down to your shows - in my opinion, you aren't on C&C often enough! Congrats to the winners, wish it was me.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card, I love the background paper. Looking forward to seeing you back on C & C, I wont get to see tomorrow's show's live, but will be glued to the TV for the rest of the live show's.
Congrats to all the winners.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Joesgrandma said...

Very eyecatching card!

Leanne said...

Lovely card! Love the background.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I love the paper and the window die works so well. Only one last sleep now!!!!!!Take care.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet again another super card. Love the design, a real Spring feel to this card.
Good luck with the shows I will grab what I want early as everything always flies out the doors when you present them.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very bright and cheerful look to your card today. Love the way you use your dies and also the effect of the tulle. So looking forward to your shows - what a great way to start a Monday morning - YvonneMayxx

Gail said...

Morning sue, Happy Sunday!
Only one more sleep, so looking forward to 08.00 tomorrow.
Like the card as well, I don't have that die but I'm sure I can adapt it.
Gail C x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card today, I really like the backing paper with the beads on, and the die is really lovely.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Looking forward to Julia's shows today and your shows for the 4 day deal, got my new Project Book yesterday, lovely projects.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Not too keen on this one at first glance but when i come back to it later i know i'll love it as i do all your cards.

Val in Spain xxx

cheekypaws said...

Hi sue
love the card. It is really beautiful
love elaine

Karen R said...

Really like the brightness of this card. It is so cheerful. Love the dies too. xx

mell said...

such bright cheerful card sue. brightened my day working another 12 hr shift another versatile card with so many uses x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the background. So looking forward to the shows. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A good all rounder todays card with different colours and change of sentiment will suit any occasion.
Looking forward to the 4day deal and have them all on record so I don't miss a thing.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Sue C said...

Loving the paper used on this card xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue
What a great way to use the window die must confess I have this one and have not had any inspiration on ways to use it. Now I have thank you.
Lovely bright cheerful card.
Looking forward to your shows.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X


Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I really thought it was Monday today so a nice surprise when I realised I had another day to the weekend! I do like this card I have real problems using patterned paper and this has given me some inspiration. Thank you

Sue xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely bright card the dies are smashing done this way. Have already set my alarm for tomorrow. Have a great Sunday.
Love Jan x x

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous patterns, colours and texture Sue. I'm going to set the recorder to tape all your shows this week and not miss any demos! Good luck. Rather you than me getting up early though :-) maddy x

gwen70 said...

beautiful card Sue, love the die

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card sue.

Victoria said...

This card could be made quite quickly which is handy when you haven't got much time. The background paper is lush. Good luck tomorrow Sue, so looking forward to your shows next week.

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card, love the dies and backing paper too. X

Anonymous said...

It's a lovely bright fresh card - a nice start to a spring sunday.
looking forward to tomorrow
thanks
Michelle M

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card I have this die and love it. Such a useful die that can be used in so many ways too.
Margaret

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue. The ovals are great.

nattyboots said...

Wow ! love the look of this card Sue ,background papers really pretty.

Elaine H X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A wonderful splash of colour that background paper really pops. The dies are great and look really good used this way.
Good luck with the shows it will be great to have you back.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another lovely card - I just can't resist roses - I fall for them every time. Love the great ideas you have. Such beautiful cards. Anyone would be proud to receive a card like this. When I first started making cards we could only get card from the local printers and had to use wrapping paper and lace edging. I can remember we thought it was great when fancy scissors and "peel offs" came on the market - how things have advanced.Really looking forward to your shows. Mary

englishrose897 said...

Hi sue, lovely card.. Sally

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and backing paper, I must use my micro beads more often, waiting patiently for tomorrow, I had a quick peek on the C&C web site and have been thinking about several purchases! Take care, good luck for tomorrow , Jess

Jane said...

Something a little different not so sure about it may be the orange tints in the background.

Jane xx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card I have this die so shall be having a go, I shall have to see if I can find a similar backing paper. Thank you for the stock update. C u in the morning :) Hugs xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.

Clare x

hazel said...

Morning Sue i don't think you will be the only one who is excited about your shows this week, i know i am. Gorgeous card Sue love that paper from florida. So looking forward to tomorrow xx hazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous cheerful card today, looking forward to your 4 day deal, Im glad they don't load items early as they sell out before the shows which isn't good for those who can't access the internet. Emma

Jean Z said...

Nice card for all occasions i also like all the sentiments you use so pretty Jean Z xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, what a whopper of a card! Can't wait til tomorrow, good luck with the shows.

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, lovely card , I have started to use micro beads on background papers and really love the effect . Lol Lynne M x x

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful background! I really like what you did and the colours you used are so fresh. Feels like spring and Easter-time.

Have a great sunday!

Sussie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card and you are tempting us so much that I am so excited as well! Have fun and look forward to seeing the shows Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue. love this card so clean looking. Think C&C don't put the items on in advance because we all know that Sue Wilson will be on and all the lovely things will be sold out. This way gives everyone a chance.

Love June
xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is definitely a spring card, so pretty and I too like the dies.

Looking forward to your shows, will have to record them and watch later though

Bed early for you tonight!

June x

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Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours on this card, makes a nice change. Set my recorder for the early show tomorrow x

karenlotty said...

I love the colours Can't afford to buy anything as I've just paid (again!) for my Christmas present that should arrive any day (I hope) I will email you if it's successful, but TV is set up to record Good luck with shows

kimberley said...

pretty card Sue-looking forward to tomorrow,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

Hope you got your lie-in, Sue, and are all fired up for the week ahead.
Lovely zingy colours today, quite yummy in fact, and another unusual take with the die frames.

'P' in Wales

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
love this die but never use it with the middle in lol. Love the summery feel to this card. (hope we have a summer). Cant wait for the shows. As excited as you, to see what you have done.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Lindsay Martin said...

Nice card, and the backing paper is lovley, I have the micro beads but have still to use them.. typical me... Just one more sleep... yay, and I know the dog will make sure I am awake in time, he has not heard of a lie in!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I am sooooo excited only 1 sleep !!! Love the paper you have used on this card but I think that I would not have chosen white for the die cuts, but hey ho that's just me. Safe journey and hope you get an early night. Hugs Liz C x

HiggiSue said...

A super card Sue.

Crafty Nanna said...

Great card Sue, I already have ntting in my sewing arsenal so now I have another way to use it. Looking forwadr to the shows, enjoy them even if it means 'silly o'clock' hour to get up.

Hugs Lynn

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Love this card so bright for spring. The only thing is making one this length is getting the envelope for it so I tend to making them shorter.Can't wait for tomorrow.
Hugs
Carol x

iggy said...

wow . bright card to wake me up from going to bed at silly o'clock.
the overall card could be re-created by swopping the dies used & of course the card etc. love it.happy crafting x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue,

What another cracker, love everything. See you tommorrow, drive carefully.

I am going to try and email the show again, hope i get more luck getting through.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Alice G said...

Once again you do something different with the die that just wouldnt even cross my mind and make it into another great shape- what a fab idea!! Can't wait for your shows to start. I'm working tomorrow so they are all set to record but I'll be taking sneaky peeks on my c&c phone app when I can during the day and will be trying to email in my support.

Alice xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty and simple card suitable for any occasion. Can't wait for tomorrow so hope you have a restful day today. Congrats to all the winners by the way. Who knows one day it might even be me.
Beverley W

Suebak said...

Sue,

Interesting card - looking forward the your shows coming up this week.

Susan x

lynda said...

Hi Sue this is a beautiful card so bright and fresh love the background colour's .good luck Sue on your c&c show's will be watching Hugs Lynda xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the background on this one, it's very pretty.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
With love & light Theresa. H.

Scrapcat 1 said...

Love the background paper and the dies are yummy, I don't think I should watch tomorrow as I am trying to be good!

howdy said...

carmen miranda - eat your heart out!
lovely card again, Sue.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW another stunner, the background is sooo vibrant and glad to see my favourite micro beads in there. Love the fancy tag dies and the tulle is scrummy. I am with Jean D on countdown soooo looking forward to the shows, it has been too long. Sue have a restful day today and see you tomorrow.
Congratulations to the winners, lucky ladies.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I'm not a fan of this one I'm afraid,it's the backing paper it's far too bold for my liking sorry, I do like the die though!! Looking forward to your shows tomorrow and hopefully the stock will last till Thursday so we get to watch you as much as possible. Love Lesley x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today !! I love everything about it except the background. (sorry.) It just seems a little to pink for my taste. I love how you have combined the dies and I love that sentiment !! Congrats to all the winners. Happy crafting love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, I do like this long shape - nice to do something different! Am able to watch all your shows tmrw - whoopie!

Hugs, Belinda X

Malou said...

This is beautiful. I just love it.

salem said...

great card waiting for shows

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the backing paper with Micro beads (they really give any paper that extra WOW) Just love all of it.
Best wishes,
Brenda Lel

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Really like the background paper, looks great with the micro beads on. However, not keen on the die I'm afraid but do have others that could be used instead. Looking forward to the shows.

LesleyW said...

Loving this card, especially the way you have used the tulle x

Michelle said...

OMG Sue, I can't believe it, I HAVE WON!! Thank you so much. I think you can probably tell I am a little bit excited, lol. Will send you an email.

Today's card is another beauty and I love your 'springy' background paper, it looks good beaded. I can't wait until tomorrow's shows and I hope it goes well for you.

Thanks again Sue.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this is such a pretty card. I just love the background paper. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Love Sam xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,what a pretty card love this
die too use it a lot not sure about
backing paper a bit bright for me.
Looking forward to tomorrow to see what
you have in store for us.
Nancyd xx

Sonia Jones said...

Great card and so suitable for many occasions! Hugs for now Sonia x

Bosquie said...

Beautiful card Sue. About time we had you back on our screens.Been too long.I'm over the moon today as our Grandson was born yesterday so having you back on c and c will be a double whammy .Joan XX

Ita said...

Hi Sue fantastic card,love the cplours and the micro beads work well.I wish you a very safe journey tomorrow,and good luck on your shows.Do not leave dryers or washing machines on.I have spent the morning on to my daughter in Wales,their tumble dryer went on fire this morning,and burned their new washing machine and their bathroom,thank God they are o.k. her hubby being treated for smock inhalation
Congrats to the winners
Smiles
Ita

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Hi Sue,
Great card I did have a lil chuckle can just imagine you standing in shop saying I must micro bead this lol cant wait for tomorrow Sue x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Very nice card today, bright and cheerful.
Margaret L

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners today!
A very bright and cheery card today sue!
I like all these other ladies am very much looking forward to your FDD shows, I will as always be emailing in.
I hope that there will be plenty of stock, purely for the fact that they don't let you demo anything that has sold out, the frustrating thing with that is that the hundreds of people that have bought the item would love to see it demonstrated! I also hope that you have a presenter that just let's you get on with crafting and doesn't waffle on pointlessly!!!!
Anyway rest up today and prepare for a whirlwind of a week! My guess is it will sell out really fast and you will be home and relaxing by Wednesday!
Crafty hugs,
Sandra Riley x

Ladock girl said...

Great card, lovely summery colours. Congratulations to all the winners. Linda xxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Pretty card. Colours are gorgeous. X

Annie said...

I love this card - paper is vibrant and alive. So looking forward to tomorrow's shows.
Well done lucky winners!
And, Sue, you are the only person who is going to get me up early on my day off but not as early as you will have to!
Hugs Annie

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue I really like this one the colours are perfect! Looking forward to tomorrow.

I did try to buy the asters and the other flower dies and stamps but they said they had sold out but I searched the net and got both at a bargain price so I am quite happy but I will have a look to see if there is anything else I need!! :)

Crafty Hugs

Heather Rogers xx

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, looks fairly simple to do and gives a fab finished design. Pat x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the card,the tulle gives it extra dimension.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the card,the tulle gives it extra dimension.

Crafty Lark said...

Love the layout of the die-cuts, I like long cards. xx Flora

susan ward said...

lovely card, its nice to recieve or send a 'just because' to let people know you care Sue x

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card. Nice colors.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another beautiful different card Sue, looking forward to tomorrow.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Su said...

Congratulations to the 'winners' - enjoy your prizes!

This card is lovely, like the way you've used the background paper (I really MUST get those microbeads!) and could certainly use this style of card for any occasion!

Su x

maxine h said...

Unusual lay out of the die cuts Sue and they look lovely, thats why we love your inspiration so many more uses of our dies, so thank you for that.
Love max xx

raineysheep said...

Hi Sue
Lively card and these dies really remind me of wedding rings so I would turn it into a wedding card, thanks for inspiration
Lorraine x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, very pretty background. I am not a big fan of Heartfelt Creations and dont have any of the stamps or dies, just never fancied any of them. Looking forward to your shows and hope you dont sell out too quick!!!

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, the paper does look good covered in microbeads.

loftylass said...

Hi Sue
I too love this die set and I Use it often. I'll be recreating this card. tfs
Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.
Hugs
Heather
x

Fuchsia said...

What lovely colors it makes me feel all warmy !
I have been without a lappy for a while so have some catching up to do .have a great week x

Jackie Calvert said...

That's so pretty. congratulations to the winners.
Jackie Calvert

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, looking forward to the shows.

jeffrey bubbles said...

As always Sue this is absolutely lovely. I am sooooo looking forward to the 4 day deal but hope it is a little more affordable than the blockbuster. Till tomorrows card Kathy xxxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful card.

Laura O said...

love the micro beads.Laura O

Anonymous said...

GE Sue, not sure about the roses on the background love the die and the micro beads. Hope you can get an early night and have a safe trip tomorrow. See you at 8.00
Gilly C

melanie said...

Not sure on this one ,Have a safe journey see you at 8 .Melanie

Linda Simpson said...

Love the paper and the lovely interlocking dies. Good luck with the shows this week.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

love the backing paper. Gorgeous card

Mol x

jean.phillips1 said...

Good evening Sue, can't believe a nearly missed commenting today! Been so busy with my grandchildren visiting from France I nearly forgot. Love this card and hoping to catch your shows tomorrow. Love Jean. xxx

Susan White said...

Lovely simple card - useful to have some designs for smaller cards too!
Thanks, Susan

Inagh said...

Another beautiful card Sue

Lynn said...

A beautiful card Sue, I like this shape. Good luck for the shows :)
Lynn

sued99 said...

Really like this one. Love the fancy tag die.

Hanneke said...

Wow a gorgeous card, I love that cut out as a big focal point of this card! Hugs, Hanneke

Jacquie said...

lovely card Sue, such vibrant colours, really stands out. Well done once again Love Jacquie xxx

hazel said...

Beautiful card as always Sue..Will be watching at 8am tomorrow...Take care x

Janice K said...

Oh this is a very pretty and cheerful card. x

Paper Junkie said...

Been away for a few days and just catching up on all the wonderful cards I've missed. So pleased to be back in time for all your shows this week. I've already programmed the recorder. X

Sue Parish said...

Love the card and the warm background colour.
Looking forward to the shows.
Congrats to all the winners,
Sue xx

Vie Carter said...

I agree with you Sue, the background is a little too busy for me but when covered in microbeads it becomes subdued and the effect is lovely

As you know, I am a great fan of your microbeads

Lovely card

Vie
x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Really lovely card. Have ordered loads off your 8 a.m. show. Dread to think what my bank card will look like after your 4 days on air. Oooooh cant wait.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Brilliant technique tfs xx Jan