Thursday, 4 April 2013

Just Because

Morning everyone!  A pale yellow and silver/grey offering for today.  I started with a piece of decorative backing paper from my stash, which determined my card colours.  I stamped two of the Justrite scalloped border stamps using a clear perfect medium pad.  I added silver shine embossing powder and heat embossed them.  I used the matching scallop edgeability die to cut both borders out.  I added some foam mounting pieces to raise the borders on the top and bottom of my card.  Next I used the grey card and cut two of the smaller windows from the Chateau Gate die set by Heartfelt Creations.  I nipped out the centre windows and strip and glued the bottoms end to end.  I cut a labels 18 frame using two of the sizes in the set.  I cut a forked strip and stamped a decorative swirl across it using a perfect medium pad to give it a watermarked look.  I used the strip to weave through the windows and label frame and hold them in place.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the labels 18 die.  I used the die and traced around it on a piece of grey card and then hand cut it to make a Faux nestie mat for my sentiment.  I mounted it in the centre of my focal element.  I double matted the card in pale yellow and use the Cosmic Shimmer silver PVA glue to make dots all the way around the edge.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 6 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






167 comments:

Pam said...

A very striking card especially for a male card. I do like the buckle type design.

Michelle said...

Good morning Sue,

wow, what a beautiful card, I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Jan.moogie said...

Now this could be made into a great man's card, thanks for the ideas Sue, keep them coming.xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, I agree with Jan this could be a great man's card . No better reason to send a card than " just because" . Lol Lynne M & that didn't last long clean fur babies x x

Maryann said...

A really outstanding card here today Sue, soooo gorgeous and delicate. I just love everything about it. so simple is that.

Eemeli said...

Great cas layout. This would go so well for a masculine card.

Hugs, Eemeli

karenlotty said...

Simple looking card but with a bit of intricate looking weaving/buckle detail too Don't think it's one of my favourites Can't make my mind up if it's the colours or what I think it's definitely a card that needs to be seen in the flesh

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Great card love the colours you've used you can use so many different colours with grey, yesterday I made a card with grey and pink and my friend loved it. I loved the blog hop yesterday.
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi sue stunning card love the yellow and grey colour you have used Tracy w x

Cee Bee said...

Hey Sue, very subtle card this time, but the more you look into it th emore you see.

Hope all enjoyed the Blog Hop yesterday, what fun

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

karenlotty said...

Not sure about this one myself Not sure if I like the layout coz tom me the borders don't feel anchored or is it the colours Definitely a card that needs to be seen in the "flesh" Great size card though Easier to post if needed

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I agree with the other ladies about it been a great mans card. I do like the lay out snd the colour that you have used. Looking forward to tomorrows potw already set to record it. Take Care xx

Debs Artliff

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and lovely colour combo, not one you would think to use. Bx

Rose in Chester said...

hi Sue, I like this card very much - certainly a man's card in that colour combo but could easily be one for the ladies in another colour combo .
I really enjoyed the hop yesterday - will visit again a bit later on today

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I am not too sure about this one, it could be the colours are not showing up right on my screen or it could be too many spots. As someone earlier said, you may have to see this one in the flesh to appreciate it at its best. Love Jean xxx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I really like this color combination, a very handsome card today. The blog crawl was fun yesterday, fantastic idea.

Ian said...

Morning Sue,

grey and cream look excellent together, giving a soft look to the card. Beautiful has always.

Ian x

PS have you had chance to read chapter one yet? x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A striking card today, the centre piece is lovely, the small gate makes a lovely frame, I forget I have some of these dies.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Hellma said...

I love the center piece on this card.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Great card. I love the colours and the scalloped border dies are gorgeous. The blog hop was great, got so many ideas. Take care.

nuttinanni said...

I love grey too so this card is one I adore, will try shortly. If I do it exactly like yours would it be okay if I put on the card back 'A Sue Wilson design'?
Cheryl x

Anonymous said...

Love the use of the chateau gate die, Sue, colourway great but think a plain grey mat would (perhaps?) have been better than the white one with the faux pearls, behind the spotty paper.

'P' in Wales

Jackie Trinder said...

A beautiful card today. Thanks for pointing out the blog hop it was fun. Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card and I cannot get enough of the justrite stamps. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Annie said...

I really like this one - yellow and grey is unusual and one I will try.haven't got round to trying the black in a card yet but I will! Thanks for all your posts, Sue. Can't imagine my life without them now! Hugs Annie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - such inventive use of those gates - dont know how you see other things/uses from dies like you do - perhaps I have little imagination or something.
Rgs
Clare W

hollyberry said...

Lovely card and i really like the colours. One that is easily adapted for male or female.Thank you for the ideas.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, although the colour yellow doesn't come across in the piccie, love how you have used the gate die-cut, and the buckle looks lovely.
I was delighted when watching Hels' Shows yesterday, and a couple of the goodies I had missed out on the days before, they were back, yeah, so got in there pronto.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jane said...

A lovely card Sue I always admire how you get this buckle effect and use your dies so effectively. Happy Thursday x

Heather said...

Morning!

This is a really lovely card I love grey and lemon together it is a combination not often seen and works really well; love the layout too

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

melanie said...

What a stunning card just love this .melanie

Marion Bull said...

What a beautiful but unusual colour combo. Delightful.

Marion Bull xxx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Like the card and design, not so sure about the dull grey though. X

Anne Crawford said...

I agree with the other comments , it would make a stunning gents card!

kimberley said...

Like the concept of this card Sue...the colours haven't come through too well on the computer but the sound of lemon and grey sort of appeals,take care,x.

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi Sue
A lovely calm card today , i love how you put your cards together
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the layout of this card although I don't think the colours have come across very well on my PC. Love it.
Beverley W

Laura O said...

great card ,don't know where you get your fantastic ideas from.Laura O

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Love the grey and yellow. Oh how lovely to hav all the d use and matching stamps to play with. You really do inspire us. Xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Lovely stunning card that can be used for lots of occasions.
Looking forward to you being back on the box
Hugs
Carol x

MRS DUCK said...

Love the colours and simplicity of this card. Another winner for me. Fun doing the blog hop yesterday. X

TDQ Karen said...

What a lovely card, love the way the focal point is built up, it is very effective xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Really striking card. The silver is amazing.

Val in Spain xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card, and with just a change of colour could be for any occassion.
Looking forward to the POD shows next week not sure if my wish list is.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

lainey said...

very classy Sue!!! lainey x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Another amazing card Sue, the pale yellow and the silver go well together. Wish I had half of your imagination. Im just loving seeing everyone of your stunning works.

Love Sheila xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A great man card i think ,like the colour too.

Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Great card especially for a man, not too sure about the colours

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, I love everything about this card - colour combo, borders, centrepiece. Well done you!

Hugs, Belinda X

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue x

foxyg said...

Another great card Sue.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
At last we have got rid of the snow!! and the sun is shining.
I like the colour scheme of today's card but unfortunately the complete picture is not doing anything for me today - I cannot pin point why so perhaps it will grow on me.
Janet x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Simply amazing the whole concept of this card is wonderful.
Wish i was half as talented as you.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

mell said...

very nice card sue I can see this card in many colours for different ppl or occasions xx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, love the card, I agree with others that this could be used for male or female using different colours. It's a shame the yellow isn't showing on the picture.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Alice G said...

This was one of my favourite cards from your demos on the show. I think it is just gorgeous.

Hugs
Alice x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card I really like the clever way you entwine the dies very pretty choice of colours lemon and grey so fresh.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

maxine said...

A beautiful card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Sue this is another great card for a man - thank you for your wonderful ideas YvonneMayxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I like the colour combo on this card, it would be a god 'man' card.

Love Rosemarie xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I just love borders and these are lovely. The colours are not showing up too clear on my laptop this morning.
Audrey x

Sandybee said...

Morning Sue, I really like all the buckle cards you do and this is gorgeous and would look good whatever your choice of colours are
xx Sandra

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue,this card is so pretty the colours are very nice thank you for all your ideas love Jean Z xx

catherine said...

Such a beautiful layout and colours Sue. A fantastic card
x catherine

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Am still snowed in so playing again today!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Victoria said...

A very unusual colour scheme, but it works really well. I love the way you weave the different pieces through each other. Clever Sue!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the embossing on the borders.... on my screen the colours are cream and Dove Grey.... absolutely Beautiful Sue
LoveMarg

auscrafts said...

love the colours and design

hazel young said...

Lovely card sue love that grey card you have used and of course your famous buckle xx hazel

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the choice of colours, buckle cards are always good, for male or female cards, take care, Jess x

Bosquie said...

The colour combination is so unusual but stunning. I am not a stamper so my sentiments are printed out on computer and then cut out with a die. (Looks better than a smudged sentiment!) xxx

Audrone Padervinskaite said...

I love colour scheme. Brave decition because with these colours very easy to go wrong.of choose not with this card out feels very relaxing. Hugs....

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love this card. Great all rounder. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lacelady said...

Very pretty colour combination today Sue, and I love buckle designs, so this appeals to me. Must go have a look at the chateau gate die again.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, wish the colours were correct on my screen only getting grey and cream, I'm sure its lovely.
Lydia
X

Joanne Page said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, always inspiring. Joanne x x

hotpotato said...

looking forward to your shows next week.

Helen said...

Love the layout and the colour scheme. Makes me want to rummage through my papers and have a go at something similar as I don't have the exact dies but I have some which are similar xx

Izzwizz said...

Yay, I just bought my first edgabilities to match my justrite lace border stamps and thank you for the inspiration to use them! Fab card as always Sue. Maddy x

Erica said...

GM Sue,
Another of your very clever buckle cards. Pretty colours too.
Erica x

Maggie said...

What an elegant card. So beautiful. Nothing more to say. xx

Jean Johnston said...

Your colours sound lovely Sue. On my screen the card looks white and medium blue and very pretty in thos shades too.

guffie said...

what a lovely card it's so striking, love that cool blue card stock and the silver on the top just makes the card pop those colours would be great for a mans card although i would love to recieve it myself xx gail from eastbourne

Carol H said...

Another great card especially for the men.

D2r Xenon HID Bulbs said...

Thanks for your information because rarely people know about this information

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely colour mix and card. Emma

englishrose897 said...

Stunning card Sue.

fame01 said...

What a great looking card i must have a try at these buckle cards and i agree with the others member's on your blog it would make a great card for the men in our life's .. keep up the inspiration for us all to follow thanks so very much sue ..sarah ..x

Shazza said...

beautiful x

Diane Mortimer said...

I think grey on a card is lovely, i dont think it is used enough!
Diane from Glasgow xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another striking card, I love the colour way and it could cover a lot of occasions.
Love Jan x x

CraftyJo said...

Some interesting elements going on with this card, the whole thing doesn't really 'do it' for me but I can certainly take away parts for inspiration.

Corinne said...

loving the colours Sue so suttle lovly Hugs Corinne

Meg said...

Love the way you weave elements together.

Margaret O
xxx

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue love the colour combination,gray goes with so many other colours,more dies to add to my wish list
Smiles
Ita

howdy said...

very elegant colours Sue. Easily adaptable for just about any occasion.

Jill Liddle said...

I love the colours of this design. I feel that it would come in useful for all kinds of ocassions

Malou said...

Beautiful. Love it.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, like Pam love the buckle
type design and love it in grey. Have some men's birthday's coming up and think this will do just fine.

Love June xx

NURSE NELLY said...

MORNING SUE AND BLOGGERS, VERY NICE CARD TODAY. SUE HOWEVER DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TYPE OF DIE AND STAMPS TO USE EACH TIME, WHEN YOU MUST HAVE SO MUCH EQUIPMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS? I'M SO JEALOUS, I WOULD WASTE SO MUCH TIME JUST PLAYING WITH THEM! SO GLAD YOU DO WHAT YOU DO, WE ALL LOOK SO TALENTED WITH YOUR HELP XX NURSE NELLY

Anthea said...

Good afternoon Sue, This is definitely a card tat needs to be seen in the flesh to appreciate the colour, pale yellow is not easy to photograph. Other than that its a fantastic card. Hugs xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card and would make a nice male card too.
Carol x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card for men.
Sonia x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. I am looking forward to your shows next week.

iggy said...

the yellow isnt standing out BUT I have a great imagination so no problems

jeffrey bubbles said...

This card is something you could use for anyone and any occasion. Really like the border stamp. As usual Sue I love it Kathy xxx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue a lovely card today and I think the use of the grey in it makes it look suitable for a man. I really enjoyed the blog hop yesterday,I've never done one before,it's amazing the things you can do with ribbon and there are a couple of the projects that I will be trying. Looking forward to your potd next week. Love Lesley x

nannapat said...

Lovely soft colours and a great design Sue. Pat x

Susan White said...

What a lovely composition today Sue - really like the colour combo and the silver embossing.

Thanks, Susan

Leanne said...

Love it. Very striking.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card today, don't think the colours are coming out quite right on my I pad but I agree with the other ladies about it's suitability for a male card. I do like the buckle effect you do. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Jean D

salem said...

lovelly colors very striking

Gail said...

Colours I would not think to use together but I love them!
Gail C x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue.
Love the colour combination that you have used. Very masculine, might try it using a different colour and see what I get.
Alison x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Smashing colour. Think your frames are ace. Love the one you did with the gate. Amazing. The buckle cards are fab too. Conbined the two here. Double wow. Brill job
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.ocm

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a smasher, you could do so many different colours and different occassions.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a smasher, you could do so many different colours and different occassions.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

L Taylor said...

I have often used grey and yellow for my cards its a combo that go really well together, love this one sue, I tried my new d-lites dies they are lovely , taylormadecards.blog/blogspot if u wanna take a look
Lorraine xxx

Hazel said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful stunning card & love the colour.
Grey is not a well used colour but I must say it does look amazing & very refreshing.

L Taylor said...
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granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I don't know how you do it every day, but another lovely card. SueL

Trish said...

Beautiful card, Sue. As previously said- perfect for the men in our lives as well as the ladies. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x
PS I enjoyed the hop yesterday. An incredible team of very artistic, inspirational ladies.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what another beautiful card, I really adore the colour combo. Hugs Sam xxx

Purrfect-Crafts said...

Yet another stunning card, i am amazed at each card they just seem to get better and better.
So great to see one that would suit a male as well.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunner, L love the buckle style cards and this colour combo. Sooo glad I got the border stanps they are amazing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Love the way you have used the Chateau Gates to make a longer frame for your focal point.
The yellow looks pink on my computer - But either would look good with the very classy grey and silver!
Best wishes, Brenda Lel

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue, You have such good idea's. Lovely colours.
Take care Jackie C XXX

cebelica said...

Another very elegant card. Very nice. Husg! xx

Hanneke said...

What a great card! I love the elegance of the die cuts combined with the fun polka dots! Hugs, Hanneke

Jane said...

Love the colours in this card.

Jane xx

lynda said...

WOW WOW what a beautiful card a good man card good sentiment too for a man,
Hugs Lynda xx

Gail said...

Luv the colour combo yet again xx Gail T xx

loftylass said...

Wow Sue this card is fantastic. Each day I look at your creations and think 'that's the one' I need to make for my son's 50th birthday card....... well I think this one tops all the previous ones. Thanks so much.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Lindsay Martin said...

gorgeous card as always. and lovely colours, very unusual, thanks for sharing with us.. xxxx

anne from scotland said...

once again a winner i love this combo i am waiting for the gate die and it should be there when we get back from our holidays in france at end of April cant wait have missed 3 days of you emails

brenda said...

Hi Sue, would never have thought of using this colour combination but it really works, a great card for any occasion x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another great card - and smaller than usual - must ago at this one
Thanks for all your inspiration.
God bless
JanNxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A beautiful card Sue!

The colour combination is a bit unusual but I do like it. I also like the idea of making a buckle using the Chateau Gate die and Labels 18. Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Suebak said...

Fresh looking! x

Anonymous said...

beautiful

Mol x

nikkib said...

what an absolutely stunning color combination, I must try this one... and I love the card design... elegant and sophisticated..... x

Crafty Nanna said...

super card Sue, would make an excellent male card too. I do agree with the other girls. Hope you have had a good day
hugs

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card. Love the colour combination and the gate thingy in the middle. The blog hop yesterday was fun, thank you Sue for the info. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the focal area of this card with the forked strip weaving through and the soft yellow and grey colour scheme
Best wishes, Pat

Janice K said...

A great male card, unusual colour combo. x

Sandra said...

Hi Sue, I am sure I have that very card or one almost the same, as i was lucky enough to get picked from the potty on C&C! i was thrilled to recieve it and I am now to see how you made it!
Not many days now until your TV appearance, I hope you got the things you were waiting for and it isn't too close a call!
So looking forward to your next show!
Crafty hugs,
Sandra Riley x

Margaret said...

Good evening Sue
Oh goodness what a beautiful card but cannot see yellow but I do believe you!
Sorry to be a late comer yet again, we collected our new dogs on Tuesday and have been having a great time making sure they feel at home with us.
Margaret

Marianna Hammer said...

Another lovely card to day, I do like the colors.

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful colour combination and fabulous male card. Love the buckle detail that you do.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love the yellow and grey colour combo, adaptable layout suitable for lots of occasions too.

Donna Jones

Pearl said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card and the colours are so good together. Another set of dies to put on my wish list though.....

Happicraftiness to you, from Pearl

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this card is very striking. Love the grey/yellow together. I agree with Pam it would make a great mans card & liking the buckle too. xx Love Karen xx

Sue Parish said...

Love the way it all fits together - I like the grey with yellow too,
Sue xx

melody said...

Hi Sue, love all the buckle cards you do but have never tried one myself so think its about time I had a go, an if it comes out 30% as good as yours always do I be happy. Hugs Melody xxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Nice colour combination - must try that. A lovely buckle card - not tried one yet!

Looking forward to C&C anniversary show next week - what lovely 'must haves' will you be bringing us.

Loving my set '2' of the di-lites. Delighted with all the cards I have made with them so far.

Regards

Diana

Su said...

Elegant card Sue, love your 'buckle' cards!

Su (Soop)x

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moonsea said...

Hi Sue
I love the pale blue theme for this card - it looks very complicated and a lot of hard work has gone into it.
Love, Lynne xxx

crafty lady said...

Morning Sue
What lovely colours like the yellow and silver/grey you have used in this card, love how you nip bits and pieces from the dies and totally change the look we can create from the dies. Stunning card!

Hugs
Fiona P
xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Loved this card. What a lovely colour combination. Thanks once again for all the inspiration you bring to us every day.

Carol Morgan said...

I love this card Sue, the colours are stunning.

Carol Morgan

Wendy Bennett said...

Love the way this card goes together. Stunning as usual.

Eugenia said...

Hi Sue

Late viewing this card as did'nt get to it yesterday, however was worth waiting for. Beautiful as usual can be used for many occasions.Love the colour way must try grey as it is not a colour I normally use.

Vie Carter said...

Great card, love the colours and another idea for a buckle card

These cards are so versatile

Vie
x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Loved the colours & the layout of this card. Looks really classy. Claire x

Jan Ltc said...

Love this xx Jan

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