Monday, 11 March 2013

You Are Loved / Blog Candy Winners

Hi bloggers!  I was trying to get the feel of a heart shaped knot hole in a tree with this one.  A bit of a stretch, I know, but sometimes you just have an idea and the fun of it is seeing if you can pull it off.  I did have a little difficulty in that I wanted the heart to be recessed, but also have the doors open so rather than just cutting and folding them, I had to add a piece of paper between two doors that I stamped and sandwiched so they could fold open easier.  The doors are only connected at a small section rather than all the way to the tip part.  You can see this easily in the pic below.  I cut my aperture then embossed the rest of the piece with the Creative Expressions bark embossing folder.  I inked it with Tea Dye distress ink.  I stamped the heart with the flower in it to go behind my doors and coloured it with Distress markers.  On the heart cut out, I stamped the heart door using a coffee archival and inked it with tea dye also.  I cut, stamped and assembled several of the Vintage  Floret flowers for my card and inked them with Victorian Velvet.  By the way, since the Vintage Florets sold out so quickly, they are going to let me bring them back for shows in June that I will be doing, they are gorgeous, aren't they!  I cut several of the swirls from the Bella Rose set, inked the leaves and used them as accents on the top and bottom around my heart.  I cut one of the small lattice hearts from the Timeless Amour set and tucked it behind a flower.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a small Labels 18 and inked it Victorian Velvet and added it to the bottom of my card with a piece of cream tulle.  I pierced the edges and added flatback pearls to the flower centres.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.

Now for my second blog candy drawing this week!  Wow that has never happened!  It definitely has to be a record on that one.  The THIRD place prize goes to..................................................
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Dawn Searle!!!

The SECOND place prize goes to........................
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Barbara Allcard!!!

And finally, the GRAND FIRST place prize goes to..........................
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Debby Berry!!!

Congratulations to all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  We will draw our next big candy when we reach our new goal of 4200 followers!  thanks for all your support!  All for now, Sue x












190 comments:

Pam said...

WOW I adore this card, it is fabulous. A definite must try. Congratulations to new new winners.

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. Fabulous creation and I love the colors you have used. Beautiful flowers and the rustic look works very well.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Well done! You definitely achieved your aim with this card it is fantastic I love the idea. I have this folder and had thought of a tree but that was as far as I got with it but with the heart perfect!!

My laptop is off to hospital today for a transplant ( new DC socket) so might not be around for a few days sadly!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Corinne said...

Morning Sue just woke up to Snow so seeing your card lifts the spirit!!I love the background on this card usefull for lots of occasions Hugs Corinne

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a gorgeous card Sue. It is a stunner. xx

Vick said...

WOW Sue, a second candy draw has definitely not happened twice like that Congratulations to all the winners,obviously we all want to win but because that isn't possible I congratulate those that did win!! Your card today is a different one for you hun but I still like it, hugs, Vick xxx
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Gail said...

Morning Sue, I see the knot in the tree, and think it works very well, a lovely card!
I do like that embossing folder.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, I think you have definitely achieved what you wanted.
A truly lovely card, full of inspiration.

'P' in Wales

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Well you managed to get the effect of a heart knot - this is simply superb.
Congratulations to the winners.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, I love everything about it. So pleased the Vintage Florets will be back. Congrats to all the winners.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Phi said...

Another lovely creation Sue. Alot of thought have gone into this card and I love the heart door.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue same here got up to snow but seeing this card brightens up any misrable day. I love this card when it was on tv. I like this die as its so versatile. Im going to have to get the bella rose dies cos i love the swirls from it. All in all its a beautiful card. And well done take care Sue xx

Debs

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

What can one say apart from Wow! You certainly achieved your goal, this card is stunning and so unusual, I love it!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

Love Jean xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card it brighten up my day as we have snow here thanks Tracy w x

Linda said...

what a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just lovely, we have awoke to find some snow on the ground.
Congratualtions to the winners
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Lacelady said...

I think you pulled it off beautifully with the knot hole in the tree. Congrats to the winners.

Missmizog said...

What a great card made me smile before going to work in the snow.
Have a great safe day everyone.
Sue

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, no snow here :-( But this is a lovely card this morning. Have a great day Sally

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous card, your ideas are pure inspiration. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Joesgrandma said...

Stunning!

CraftyCj said...

love the rustic feel to this card another stunner! congrats to the winners

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
As you know I'm not a great heart lover so to speak but you are beginning to convert me. This is a fabulous card I really like it. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue

I think you acheived the look you were going for. Its another fabulous card. Don't think I will have the patience to attempt this one :)

Hugs n stuff

CArol B

Ladock girl said...

Love this card, very rustic. Looks like it could have been carved in a tree trunk. Congratulations to the blog candy winners, you lucky things, enjoy your goodies. Linda xxxx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I do like this card it is fun and yet classy. I am feel lucky today. Thanks

Anne Crawford said...

Unusual, sweet and rustic! I think it's super and you certainly achieved your goal!
Congrats to the winners!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - simply amazing - a definite must try - so different - still waiting for order to arrive - been a week today since I ordered 4 day deal. Hope it comes soon.
Rgs
Clare W

maxine said...

Stunning card x

Karen R said...

Very different though I do like it, especially the cute flowers xx

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue, I did add this heart die to my wish list when I saw you with it on C&C Carole Z X

Anne Crawford said...

Unusual, sweet and rustic! I think it's super and you certainly achieved your goal!
Congrats to the winners!

Patricia said...

Good Snowy Morning Sue,

Fantastic card, I love this idea I see the knot in the tree. Must use my bark embossing folder more.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Victoria said...

It's fascinating reading how you actually go about making the cards, and this today seems quite a challenge. But well worth the effort. It's so original, a real one-off! Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

TREE-MEN-DOUS!! Even ELVIS would have THIS wooden heart....lol Love it. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
You have certainly made me look at my bark embossing folder differently, this card is stunning. I am so glad you are getting the vintage flowers back because I missed them first time around. Congrats to the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Oksana said...

Wonderful Sue! Have a lovely day!xx

Rose in Chester said...

Victoria is spot-on. The card is lovely. You are certainly a clever lady.

foxyg said...

Wonderfully different card Sue. Well done.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I absolutely love this card, (I am waiting for these Amour dies to arrive), but I desperately need this bark embossing folder which looks gorgeous on this card. You have definitely achieved your goal on this one, love it, love it, love it. The inking is beautiful and the flowers (more dies I'm waiting to arrive ha ha) are gorgeous. I am so wanting to try this card, it is stunning.
Congratulations and Well Done to all the Winners, enjoy your prize.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

kimberley said...

Saw this card on c&c and thought it was really quirky-where do you get these ideas from.Like some of the above I'm STILL waiting for these dies to arrive from c&c.these people who say they receive their goodies within a couple of days are very lucky.I am itching to try out your new cards as you are so inspirational,take care,x.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is absolutely stunning, such gorgeous colours and textures. I love this

maxine h said...

Hi Sue I like today's card its very quirky and not really you're usual style but you difinately pulled it off lol.
I love these flowers but they'd sold out by the time I got home from work so will have to wait, but I did manage to get the asters and the hearts and all the matching stamps, so pleanty to play with, (if they ever arrive lol I'm sooooooo impatient).
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Great idea to make a heart knot in your tree, it works. Lovely card that swirly letters could be put on the doors as if initials carved into it.

Donna Jones

Laura O said...

Well Sue what do I say to this.Fab Fab Fab.It's beautiful.Laura O

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card as usual. glad the flowers are going to make a comeback as i might have some more pennies by then.

Val in Spain xxx

Tracy Harris said...

Really different card Sue - the embossed background gives a lovely look - Thank you

scofessex said...

Morning sue,

What a lovely card. I love the embosssed bark effect.

Janice K said...

Loving the rustic feel to this card Sue, the flowers and hearts give a very romantic look to it making it a beautiful anniversary card. x

Sandra F said...

I love this card. It's stunning. xx

HiggiSue said...

Wow Sue! Love thus card.....so original.

DI said...

This is a really lovely card

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Your card today is very clever but not sure its my cup of tea.

Congrats to the blog candy winners

Sue xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Quite a different card today but I love it. It would cover so many different occasions and I love the colours, but then again I love all of the cards and colours that you make!!! I ordered these flowers and can't wait for them to arrive.
Have a good day
Hugs Dawn Searle xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Your tree idea worked so well.You are so clever at being able to transfer your ideas into cards! The flowers are gorgeous as well, glad we are going to see them again. Congrats to the winners. Take care.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Just love the Heart Dies and this card is different!
Congrats again to more winners!
LoveMarg

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a lovely concept today's card is - I have not seen the bark e.folder used before and love it. The colour scheme is wonderful and for all those who have b.days in the Autumn/Winter it's just right. I am now wishing I had bought the Amour set but will have to have it in time. Fingers crossed for the Postman today for my goodies from last week.
Janet x

Celina Dee said...

Love this so much!! Great idea!!

Alice G said...

Absolutely beautiful card. It matches the sentiment so well, I'm sure anyone receiving this card would feel so loved!

Alice xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card so amazing i love the dies for the heart and the flowers said i had enought dies but looks like i need!!some more Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, a different style from you amazing how you think of so many designs.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely beautiful,no other word for it.

jane said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this card can't wait to receive the Amour set which I ordered last week.
Have a lovely day

Jane Llewellyn

dutchess said...

what a beautiful card Sue....another dimension to the amore set.....are we going to get some sneak peeks? looking forward to Friday!.....crafty hugs Margaret

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another WOW this card is fabulous, rustic, grungy and beautiful, love the opening doors and the bark background.
Congrats to all the winners.
Hugs
Carol x

iReneM said...

Oh my!! This is gorgeous, Sue - the door looks fantastic
x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
Yes! you really have achieved what you set to with tis card.
Love the way you have used the Timeless Amour die to create a tree house it suggests to me a romantic card, New home, even a childs card. Yes I could with very few changes use this design for many occasions. It really works for me! Just love all of it.
Brenda Lel.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Gorgeous card, rustic and quaint

Congratulations to all three winners

June x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, have to say that this card is one of my favourites from the 4 day deal . Love it's quirkiness. Woke to snow in Southampton , take care all today . Lol Lynne M & chilly fur babies ( now curled up warming up after early morning walk in freezing cold)

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, This card certainly has the WOW factor. ordered these last week and awaiting the arrival so I can get playing.
Have a great day.

Love June
xx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, have to say I'm not sure about this card. Just not my style I think. Hugs xx

lainey said...

I love all the textures on this card Sue!! lainey x

Crafty Lark said...

Good Morning Sue, Love the effects and colouring on this card. Gorgeous result. xx Flora

gwen70 said...

simply gorgeous

Bosquie said...

What a super card. Very versatile heart. Must get this die x x

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is differant but it works .
marion

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I love the colours you have used ,and you have such good ideas .
Well done to all your lucky winners enjoy your fantastic prize

Elaine H X

Maryann said...

WAUW another version of this gorgeous card here Sue. I love that wodden look to it, and your finishing touch is just perfect.
Congrats to the lucky winners here today again, please enjoy your prizes girls.
Have a wonderful week ahead everyone and a stunning day today. I see the sun here now and it´s awesome.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card but s bit too busy for me, although can appreciate the work gone into it. Seem to have lost my mojo at present, probably cause am waiting for my dies ha.
Love Jan x x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous card I really liked this one on the Shows it is so novel would make a lovely Easter "Fun" card with little rabbits and baskets of eggs around the tree.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THIS CARD SUE

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Wow! Love this card and the colours are terrific.

Never seen a 'woodland ' look heart. Brilliant, so different. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a wonderful shabby chic kind of card! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,

I really love this card. Very fond of anything remotely connected to natural elements. When my children were small we made a Nativity Scene, the shelter being a cardboard box entirely clad with shavings of cedar wood from their Dad's building of his greenhouse.
The scene itself was populated with figures and animals covered with bright felt. I still have it!
This is a card that will welcome my granddaughter and her partner, when they move into their first home very shortly. Thank you for taking me back!
Hugs,
Lis x

Neha Jain said...

very nice

hazel said...

Another stunning card Sue love everything about it. congratulations to the winners xx hazel

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely gorgeous
card just love it.
Nancyd xx

Annie said...

This is a WOW card. It is gorgeous. Congrats to new winners! Hugs Annie

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I really like this card and yes it is very different in style from what you usually do but that's why I like it so much.I'm now wishing that I had got the amour set!!! Love lesley x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, georgeous card I love the tree bark folder, never thought of using it this way. You always inspire me every day I look at your blog, thank you. Take care, Jess x

Michelle said...

OMG Sue, I love, love, love this card, it is absolutely gorgeous. A lot of work in it!! You have blown me away this morning and have definitely achieved the look you were going for.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Izzwizz said...

Sue, what a fabulous idea to emboss the heart door with the wood folder. You have pulled it off, it does look like a door in the tree. Wonderful, I love it! Congratulations to your blog candy winners, you are going to be bankrupt at this rate!! :-) Maddy x

Marion Bull said...

What a beautiful and unusual card Sue. I have only just discovered your blog since you were on Create and Craft last week and now I follow it every day. Thank you so much for the inspiration every day! I'm now your newest fan!

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a wonderful card and such lovely colours, as always great instructions thank you.
Margaret

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a wonderful card and such lovely colours, as always great instructions thank you.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

WOW - where do you get all your ideas?!!! Brilliant, just brilliant. YvonneMayxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous. Love everything about it. Lots of work ending up with this fantastic card.
Audrey x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a clever card that certainly has the WOW factor! It is gorgeous. I wish I had half of your talent and imagination! Brilliant.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, saw this one on C+C and loved it, its even better close up, it def looks like a hole in a tree. Emma

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Wow this is an amazing card !! I think it is absolutely gorgeous !! I love every thing about it. I love your colour scheme. The heart dies are great and are on my wish list. We woke up to snow every where this morming. Congrats to the winners. Lots of love Tres x x x

loftylass said...

Oh Sue this card is gorgeous (my 9year old granddaughter would love it!) The colours are perfect. Still waiting for my dies to arrive... but it will still be a crafty day for me in the snowy north east.
Happy crafting.
Hugs
Heather W
x

martine said...

Hi Sue,what a lovely card,i love the heart dies xxx
all the best Martine xxx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, I do love this card creation. Very soft and gitlie. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, different from the norm but love it.
Have a good day
Gilly C

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card. Love the colour scheme. Must put these dies on my wish list.
I was so excited at your shaving foam demo, I told my so all about it.
Yesterday, guess what I got for Mother's Day --- shaving foam!
So guess what I'lbe doing today!!
Erica xl

Maggie said...

What a clever card with a really unusual look for you. Just goes to show that we never know what to expect every morning. Super heart die and great flowers. Thanks. xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, WOW, you have achieved your aim with this card it is beautiful.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyoen.
Hugs Jine xxx

Carol H said...

Morning Sue
I love this card, it shows how versatile all the dies and embossing folder are.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

GM Sue
I love this card. It's stunning. X

Susan White said...

This is such a stunning card, and would also be so useful to use for small children, substituting the stamps and embellishments maybe for ladybirds and butterflies. Definitely one to repeat over and over! Love it!!

Thanks, Susan

lilygee said...

You achieved a beautifully oldy worldy rustic look with this card Sue - it is charming and love the texture and the gorgeous stamps and dies
lol lilygee x

Clai01 said...

Fabulous card! congrats to all the winners !

Hilary Smith said...

Lovely card Sue, really like the concept.Watched all your shows last week and enjoyed all of them, what inspiration, looking forward to Friday already Hugs, Hilary

Leanne said...

Fabulous!!!

Sue C said...

Another stunning card. Congratulations to the winners xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
really like this , so different from your usual style. Love that embossing folder. Use it a lot
Great card and really glad you shown inside the heart(or would have lost sleeping wondering what was in there).
Ordered the stamp flowers but not arrived yet. Looking forward to using them.
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Meg said...

Ooooh what a pretty card,
I thought there might be an Owl or other bird inside, I think that's what I would do.

Margaret O
xxx

Ann Livingstone said...

Lovely again Sue, waiting for my dies and stamps for the florals to arrive so I can have a go .

utilitygirl said...

A really lovely card Sue, very clever and very effective. I have all your 4 Day deal shows to watch, so must do that before the next ones come up or I'll be in trouble!!

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue sorry I don't comment as often as I would like to but I certainly have to comment on this one - This really is the most gorgeous card EVER! The colours are absolutely just yummy and the rest of the embellishments just totally enhance this card. Ooops I'm nearly off on one - this really is amazing.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Marianna Hammer said...

This is adifferent style of card from what you usually make.
I do like all the embellishments on it, but I don't think it's a card that I would copy :)
Anyway it's made very professionally as your cards always are :)

Glass Daisy said...

Oh so pretty. Well done Sue and thanks so much for sharing.
Sonia x

Jackie Calvert said...

I like,like, like this! I can also see it with a fairy or woodland creature peering in, for a young child, with slightly different embellishments perhaps. I love your designs and I love the idea's they give me. xxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winners & Sue, amazing card. This is now my all time favourite 'Sue' card ever. Love it! With love & light Theresa. H

fame01 said...

I loved this card when i saw it on the shows i bought the dies last week along with a set of the stamps so carn't wait to have a play when they arrive.. hugs sarah..xx

kathr said...

Gorgeous card Sue, congrats to the winners , maybe ill get lucky next time..have got pennies from gifts burning a hole in my pockets, think I've just found what I'm going to spend them on...hugz from Kath in chilly Scotland,...xx...
Ps am hoping to get to Aberdeen to see you in person...

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the wood effect.

Clare x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card I love the bark embossing folder and the lovely flowers, I was lucky enough to get the vintage floret dies just waiting for them to arrives will definitely give this one a try.

Hugs
Jean D

CraftyJo said...

A very interesting card today Sue, I love the way the knot-hole opens up like that - very clever.

Hellma said...

Sue i love this card the concept is great. congrats winners.

Ita said...

Hi Sue another lovely card and i like the colour and that window die is very interestine.looks like you are going to be a very lady for the next few months well done
Smiles
Ita

hazel said...

very beautiful and Romantic card today Sue.All your cards are very Inspirational...Take care x

Kiraneries said...

Sue today's card I love, rustic but also soft and romantic.

Suebak said...

It's a stunner! x

salem said...

wow love this card the idea and colors

aggieosborne1104 said...

Congratulations guys!
Hello Sue,
Good afternoon! I like the rustic arrive of this pretty card...it's just so pretty, I like it very much! Thank you for this card, and I'm looking forward to your POTW shows and Tool Shed. Take care always and God bless you!
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, very nice. Glad you are sharing your hours next week with Julia, you both get a break in between shows.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

iggy said...

great idea......you make me think more & more outside the box as it were.......thank you x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I love this one very much. My dies arrived this morning, now I just need the time to play. Looking forward to Friday's shows.

Love Rosemarie xx

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to the winners and this card is awesome! I adore it! xx

stella wright said...

lovely card Sue did not buy this dye and stamp though idid like it .
Looking forward to seeing you and Julie on POTW x

SusanLotus said...

Lovely card! The background gives it that extra structure.

Congratulations to the Candy winners!

Hugs
Susan

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful, it's quite different, which is a good thing. I SHOULD hopefully receive my dies etc... very soon. Love Sam xxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Love the look of this card very fairytale looking.
A BIG Thank You for my prize it arrived in the post this morning. Im already planning what to do with the texture stamps and how I can incorparate them into my crafting. I will keep looking on your blog for inspiration and ideas.
Big Thanks Alison xxx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card today, just love that little lattice heart, it would work on so many projects

Congratulations to all the very lucky winners

Vie
x

darcydaydream said...

love the use of the embossing folder on this card. Must try this. Hope you will get to show how to make the roses from the vintage floret set. I can't remember if you showed it or if I missed it!!
Have a good day...Christine in Darcy....x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, it certainly is different, I see you have used the Bella Rose die again. I really must pull this out of the middle of my list of 'needs' and put it at the top. SueL

jeffrey bubbles said...

Hi Sue really love the new dies and stamps. As I bought the last mega deal after the CHA I have not been able to buy any of them YET. As usual it is a fab card and hope one day to be drawn for a prize. Love the inspiration you give me every day Kathy

Jayne S said...

Love this card, especially the vintage flowers.

Par S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card seems to be a bit different from your usual style. But all the same a fantastic card.Lovely colours more Autumny for this horrible cold weather.

Sonia Jones said...

This is such a stunning card! i truly love it. I might see if i can replicate it! It won't be identical as i don't have the same dies etc but i have similar! Hugs Sonia x

Karen Brinton said...

I Love this card. Its's so secretive. But i have a question. What tool is used to make all the holes around the edge of the card. I brought a tool but it is too thin and needle like and doesn't give quite the same effect. Can anyone answer this.

Becky Dunham said...

This is gorgeous Sue! I love the heart knothole idea :) That heart inside is absolutely stunning! Congrats to the lucky winners!

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
You've achieved your concept and created a unique look. A lovely card with subtle colours. It would have been very easy to over-darken the textured background which would have killed it I think. I love those Bella Rose swirls and the Vintage Florets.
Sue

Marlene said...

What a fabulous creation it's so lovely, looks like lots of texture,stunning Marlene x

Jane said...

Hi Sue, I love the different textures on today's card. Opening the heart to show that pretty paper is just fab!
x

bev.tooth said...

not one of your better cards Sue. i prefer your more usual clean crisp creations.

magpie said...

Oh "WOW" Sue! This is fantastic! How gorgeous is this! Just beautiful....what an inspirational & clever lady you are.....the heart, the heart stamp, everything & glad to hear that more of the florettes die will be made xx Love Karen xx Congratulations to Dawn, Barbara & Debbie! Have a wonderful time with your prizes! xx

nikkib said...

Fabulous card Sue, I think you achieved what you wanted in this card, the heart shaped knot in a tree... another blog candy drawing too, wow you deserve having as many followers so much..... x

Diane Mortimer said...

I really like the background - and the colours are so rustic!
Diane from Glasgow

Anonymous said...

I really love this card with the soft colours you have used. You certainly achieved your goal.

Love
Lesley S
West Sussex

lynda said...

Hi Sue this card is fabulous sutch lovely soft colours and gorgeous background and flowers a great big WOW .
Lynda xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Sue, love the different textures and the heart looks wonderful.

Congratulations to the candy winners.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the little flowers. Sue can you show us the shabby/vintage card you made, just caught a glimpse on one of your shows and wanted to see it up close.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous! Stunning! (I'm running out of expletives Sue). You have made a simple heart shape into a classic and those small flowers are really pretty.
Val C xx

Jane said...

Love heart dies, not a lover of the bark effect.

Jane xx

ang said...

wow beautiful card, really love the colours angxxxx

sued99 said...

Fab card and so different.

Audrone Padervinskaite said...

Hello Sue, you are my favorite presenter on Create an craft tv. I buy as many items as i can afford, when you present them on tv. Love you works and your style.

Lindsay Martin said...

this is a very unusual card, I love the tree idea, it would look great with an owl stamp in the apature to.... great idea as always thanks Sue xxxx

nannapat said...

How clever is that? I wish I had a mind like yours - thanks for the inspiration Sue. pat x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, love the effect of the heart knot it really works. The bella Rose swirl is gorgeous and so useful they are the next set of dies on my list ( still waiting for my asters to arrive, getting a bit impatient now) LOL x

Anonymous said...

Karen Brinton - to answer to question Sue use's a metal 1mm pricking tool.
Hope this helps. Gilly C

Malou said...

Really lovely. Congrats to all the winners.

Hanneke said...

What a great idea, I love how you made your idea a reality! Hugs, Hanneke

Tracy Stitt said...

Awww I love this one sue. It's amazing how u come up with all these inspratioal ideas

Love Tracy xx

Anonymous said...

Don't know how you keep coming up with such gorgeous ideas!

Mol x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
This is a fantastic card I just love your ideas you certainly achieved what you set out to do.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

Congrats to the winners.

MARGARET said...

hi sue
love this card very magical looking.
margaret lycett

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue this card is unreal its fabulous oh 4 ur brain and talent
hugs chris x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card as usual.

Congrats to the winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue what a captivating card, love the vintage florets can't wait for mine to arrive.
Pat.

Aileen said...

Hi Sue, great quirky card. The bark embossing is very realistic looking.
Then wow the flower and flourishes inside are
Hope you are keeping warm!!

Aileen x

Sue Parish said...

Oh Wow, this is such a pretty card, I love it, especially the soft colours - and the gorgeous flowers of course.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx

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Deborah said...

Hi Sue...this card is simply gorgeous...I love what you did with the heart...the colors blend well together...ten out of ten!!

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Su said...

Great card Sue - love the 'fairytale' spin on using these dies etc.

Su (Soop) x

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Vivi Morais said...

Congrats, girls!!!

Sue... I loved more and more this card!! It's perfect!!!
Thanks for be my day happier!!
xx