Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Just A Note


 Hi bloggers!  The title of this post is not only the sentiment on my card, but also a reminder to me that I have a few notes to mention too as I have been terribly remiss in not blogging about a few events going on at the moment.  I do these posts several days ahead usually so I sometimes forget about things that need to be said on the day.  First off and just a note to say that Creative Expressions is having it's first ever design team members blog hop starting today at 10 am.  Here is the link for it and all the details  http://blog.creative-expressions.uk.com/2013/04/bloghop.html so you can pop over and check it out.  Another note that there is a Creative Expressions demo being done by Pam Smith at the Martell Press in Cliftonville, Margate today from 3 to 6pm.  Pam is a great demo artist so if you are in the area, do stop by!  And lastly another note, our Hels Sheridan is on C & C doing the four day deal featuring the Melt Pot by Ranger.  I caught a few of her earlier shows and they were brilliant, you are going to want to start melting that UTEE once you see her demos!
 Now for the card today.  One of the things that I have wanted to do lately on my shows is bring back some of the older dies.  There are some really fabulous dies out there that we tend to overlook once we have new ones in our sights.  I rarely ever get to go back and use older dies but I have been allowed to add some into the show polls lately.  Today's card was the result of that.  I started by embossing our peach card using the Garden Lattice embossibility folder for my background.  I cut two of the Moroccan borders out of white card and glued them down the sides.  For my focal element, I picked the Splendid Circle die and cut two of them in black.  I scored across both of them in intervals and cut to the centre.  I folded the score lines in concertina fashion to create a half to my rosette with each die piece.  I glued them together to form the rosette.  I cut one of the smaller circles from the set in white for the centre of the rosette, then cut a Venetian motif in white.  I nipped the ends of the Venetian motif and used four of them to hold my sentiment piece which was stamped in black and cut out with the nested medallion die out of peach card.  I tied a double bow out of silky crush ribbon and glued one of the new small cameos in the centre as an accent,  I matted the piece with a black layer to which I added black PVA glue dots.  I finished the piece with a double mat of white card with the inner layer paper pierced to complete the card.  Don't forget to use your older die sets, especially too because they will mix and match beautifully with any newer sets you may purchase.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.  Also, just to a add another little note, yesterday's card with the vellum overlay, many of you had asked how I attached it.  I used a small drop of Cosmic Shimmer glue in each corner, then wiped it off with my finger so there was just a bit of it left and then I stuck down the vellum.  I had planned on having to hide the glue, but it turns out, it didn't really show so it wasn't a problem!  All for now, Sue x






189 comments:

Pam said...

stunning card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another lovely card and I enjoy the colour combo. Appreciate all your updates, I have been very tempted with the melting pot but waiting for your shows next week to spend! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Vick said...

Morning Sue, I have sent you an email today so hope you get it ok, I love this card and I love the idea of going back to our other dies which is what I have done on the card I have shown you on email as I added your Vintage Lace borders down the side. Peach is a colour overlooked quite a lot too and its such a soft tone I love it and those cameos are gorgeous, I didn't know CE was doing those too, I so wish they would open a shop on their site, I really do, as it would be my first stop every time I wanted something as I have most of their products but have to search high and low for them all, like I said to you last year is a shame Particraft isn't still going or something similar, i'll have to apply next time they have a DTCall lol...hugs Sue, love Vick xxx
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Michelle said...

Morning Sue, this is such a beautiful card. I love your colour combos and the little cameo is absolutely gorgeous, they will be in my next order.

I have been watching Hel's shows and she is amazing. I would love the melting pot!!

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. Such an elegant card. I love the dies you have used, the lace border is fabulous.

Hugs, Eemeli

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. I love the way you transform a die by snipping or folding to create something new.
Best wishes
Anne O

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, that bow and cameo are gorgeous and using the older dies brings them bac in the limelight. The new dies are usually to the fore and we need to remember what we have. Love your card so elegant.

Wilma x x

Heather said...

Morning Sue!

Well I have a week off and I was right both sets of the spellbinders that I ordered from C & C have gone astray and so the enjoyment of playing with them while I was off is deferred for another two weeks!! So I for one am very happy to see your card on the blog as I definitely have those dies! LOL!

This is a beautiful card and very sumptuous and elegant.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I do like it as well when you demo old dies, it just reminds me to look at the other ones in my collection. Beautiful card.

Cee Bee said...

HI Sue, I love this card and I have these dies so a make it will be. It si nice to see the older dies again as we can't all afford to buiy the new dies everytime they come out. Bring back the oldies I say!!! How about a few demos using your dies again?

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

The Taming of the Glue said...

Another lovely card..don't know how you keep on doing it!
Many thanks for the mention of the demo today. I'm looking forward to it and hope to see quite a few familiar faces there.
See you at Ally Pally! Hugs Pam x
http://smiffyscards.blogspot.com

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card its nice to you have used the older dies as we all forget to use them when new dies come out. These dies were my faverite untill the new ones came out so it will be great to get them out a gain. Looking forward to your next shows. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artlifff

CraftyAnn said...

Another stunning card and I love the choice of colour. I'm glad that you have used some of the older dies, yes its nice to see the newer dies but I for one cannot every die that comes out.

cebelica said...

Wonderful card. I love the dimension. Hugs! xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
We do tend to forget about our old dies so thanks for reminding us, how about some samples using yours?. I love everything about today's card, again you've completely changed the die and made a beautiful topper. I have been watching Hels and she has done some brilliant demos. I have had my melting pot for years but she has given me loads of different ideas of how to use it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Fuchsia said...

Hi Sue
I love it when you put black on your cards it adds such drama!
I have been watching Hels she is such talent too !
x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card. Beautiful layout and colours. Bx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Another lovely card. X

Maryann said...

Todays card is so gorgeous too Sue, and I totally agree, even I must admit, I have a gew of the very old dies, that I rtend to keep going back to over and over again, because they are sooo gorgeous and sooo great for everything. I always love to watch all your stunning work here every day and todays card is over the top gorgoeus with that wonderful rosette on it too. You just are the master of the Spellbinder dies LOL.

kimberley said...

Very pretty card Sue-any sentiment could be used.I agree hel's shows have been very interesting,take care,x.

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
This is yet another beautiful card. I MUST try to make one of those concertina toppers, they look fabulous.
I've been watching Hels, another very talented lady. However, it was quite easy to resist buying as there is NO MORE ROOM in my craft area.

nuttinanni said...

wow another stunning card. You are right, I sometimes forget to use all my earlier dies too but I also have my favourites that I turn to time and time again. I'll now be trying to mix them all up and see what happens, just because I can Cherylx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, the peach goes so well with the black. I love the way you use your dies, cutting and shaping them to change the look. It is still rather cold but we have beautiful sunshine and clear blue sky again today, hopefully Spring is finally here to stay this time! Sorry for those of you still getting snow. Take care.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this card, as you say it is nice to see the older dies being used. Love the Cameo, in fact I used them yesterday on a card I made for Louise's 40th birthday on the 18th April.
I have been watching Hels with the melt pot, I bought one last time she had it on, she makes some fantastic things with it. Love Jean xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, lovely colours and gorgeous rosette and cameo.
I have been watching Hels' shows, I ordered a bunch of goodies yesterday morning, and when I got to the confirmation of order, they had taken off 4 things saying 'sold out', so I didn't bother with the other 2 things, I can't understand why they can't take the items offline when they have gone.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely colourway, Sue, and such effective use of the dies. Like the extra dimension (looks like the 'birds nest stadium' on one of the views!)
Haven't watched Hels, don't use the stuff I have enough, so absolutely cannot be tempted into lusting after more. Thanks for the encouragement to bring out the older dies again.

'P' in Wales

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi sue
Lovely colours , a perfect wedding card i think . Those cameos make such an impact!
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Annie said...

Morning Sue - such a lovely lacey effect, so glad you are showing the older dies again! I so agree with your other poster about CE selling from their site, I too find it so difficult hunting all over for their products. Thanks for all the updates on events, etc. hugs Annie

Maria said...

Love these colours Sue I have just purchased the peach card but have not had a chance to use it yet

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love todays card. I have a couple of older dies that i go back to time and time again as they are my favourites.

Val in Spain xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card Sur xx Jan

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Oldies but goodies as they say :-) great colours and use of dies.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this card - it's a mst try! Thannks for telling us how you stuck the vellum on ydays card - I shall have a go now.
Rgs
Clare W

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, I have these dies and it's good to see them being used again, I must try making a rosette it looks soooo effective!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I have been sorting out my crafty stash and I have been looking at my dies in new ways so when all my sorting is done I have a list of things I am going to try, thank you for all your inspiration and ideas.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jackie Trinder said...

Another stunning card today. Tomorrow I should have time to play. There are so many ideas I want to try.

TDQ Karen said...

It is good to go back to older dies, I know I have often forgotten exactly how they look and it is a lovely surprise to make something with them again. Love this card, a Sue special!.xx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning, great to see the older dies again.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
The Morocan dies were the first I had as they came with my machine so I have a soft spot for them. I love the colours of today's card and it is a trusted and loved format. I really love the cameos but have not yet managed to buy any. It's a crafting day for me today so Yipeeeeee and household chores can wait another day unless a house elf appears.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing the vellum attachment, much appreciated. So nice to see a card using the older dies. Like many others I just can't afford to keep buying all the new sets that are continually being produced as much as I would love to. So once again thank you for your inspiration.
Beverley W

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree with the others it is nice to see one of the old die's which most of us will have ,you forget about them when all the new stuff comes out and that they cost too much money to be not used.
could do with you doing a class just on older die's to remind us what can be done with them.
Marion

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue well another great card. I like the fact you've used an older die and youve even used a die I have LOL. Hugs Sonia x

Laura O said...

another fab card ,nice to see you using your older dies too.Laura O

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love the lacy look of this card, very feminine. Any female would love to receive this in the post.
Audrey x

lainey said...

I love it Sue!! lainey x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card. The rosette looks like it stands very high so not a card for posting. I will have to try one of your rosettes. They are so pretty. Xx

karenlotty said...

Love the colours Not sure bout rosette It stands too proud 4 my liking Like Heather I'm in dispute wiv C&C over a Spellbinder order (not one Sue demonstrated) So can't play wiv them So I glad you're reviving the old ones that I might already hav

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely lovely, you are right about forgetting some of our older dies so today am going to have a good root through mine. I love this card and it is so good for lots of occasions
Love Jan.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, It is nice to see older dies again. Some of them work really well with the engraving board. I love this peach colour and the card looks fantastic.

Love Rosemarie xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours used thanks for the reminder about the blog hop will take a look at that later. I have been watching Hels on c&c ooo the things you can do with the mere melting pot. xx hazel

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning, classic fabulous! Like the spellbinder queen herself!

Sandra F said...

This card is stunning Sue. I have given in and ordered the melt pot. I have watched and recorded all Hels shows so far. xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I too think it is great using the older dies, we get so wrapped up with the new, we forget the old ones. Todays card is lovely, the centre piece is beautiful. I have been watching Hels, she is the UTEE queen, lol.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Bosquie said...

Beautiful card,yet again.My new cameos arrived yesterday so am chomping at the bit to use them.XX

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and ladies. Another pretty card today. We ought to set Sue a weekly die challenge. . . We nominate a die that Sue has got to use on a card. Think of the fabulous creations that would come of that. Off to hang out my washing. . .I know,we have sunshine here!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love the Cameo and the Rosette..and for a change I have everything on today's card LOL!
I have watched Hels, and enjoyed the demos..... but not sure I would use the Pot if I bought it!
The sun is out again !
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Lovely card yet again Sue - so pleased you have used some of the older dies as I expect most of us have these and tend to reach for newer ones. Always love black and white and the cameo looks stunning on this card. YvonneMayxx

Helen said...

Lovely card. Need to try a rosette

Hugs Helen xx

sarah hyett said...

A stunning card. X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love it Jean Z xx

gwen70 said...

really stunning Sue, nice to see some of the older dies in use

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. Colours are great.

Alice G said...

It's great to see some of the older dies being used. I have been on a big crafty spending spree over the last few months especially when I watch your shows and see the wonderful creations on your blog but have been reminding myself that I have so much stuff already and not enough time to use what I have so I need to slow down and this is a great reminder not to forget that. My goal at the moment is to challeng myself to use every die I have in a different way and see what I can come up with. Your cards always show how you think outside the box and I want to learn how to do that.

Hugs
Alice x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, really pretty.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. Thank you for the notes. I did see Hels show it was great. Sally x

maxine said...

Stunning card Sue x

Victoria said...

Thank you for the interesting news. Hels' shows are really inspiring. Love this card. I think the Moroccan borders are great, one of my favourites. I also love the cameo, I'll have to invest in some of them!

Janice K said...

Thank you for going back to the older dies, some of us need to be reminded!! This card is gorgeous, the colours and dies give it a very elegant look and the cameo is beautiful. x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue, as you said we tend to overlook our older dies once we get our hands on new ones so it's great that you have used the older ones on your stunning creation this morning. Thanks for the update on everything that is going on and I'm so looking forward to the 9th.

Love Sheila xx

Ann said...




Hi Sue


Gorgeous gorgeous card love the peach with the black on I just got the stately circle dies so will be trying the rosette. The cameo looks gorgeous on your bow I got those from Sam Poole's shop online they are devine. Been watching Hels shows she is very talented I have a melt pot (been in the cupboard for years) she has encouraged me to dig it out and play again.
Thankyou for all your inspiration you are a star off to play.......

Hugs Annx without an "e"

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue. Great to see some of the older dies being used. I/we tend to get caught up in the excitement of new dies and may forget how flexible and lovely some of the earlier ones are.

I did see Hels and the melting pot - I have ordered it and look forward to experimenting.

Enjoy your day.

Christine
x

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Morning Sue, Hope your well. Today's card is just so elegant. I love the lace and the lattice background. The bow with the cameo sets it of a treat, beautiful. I think we sometimes forget about our older dies, so you using them in this card is great. I have been watching C&C, with the melting pot, It looks a great piece of kit. However, I have dexterity problems and I don't think I would be able to use it. Would have to think about that, it does look amazing though!! Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Janice said...

Have watched Hals already on c&c I am very impressed with the melt pots... very tempted. Your card is lovely as always Sue. Janice x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card again

Thanks for the updates ,iv never done a blog hop so looking forward to it .

Elaine H X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Glad to see you are using the older dies on this one. I shall use the splendid circle die as a sort of rosette as you have. Like everyone else I can't afford to buy all the new dies that come out. usually wait until all the demo's are finished to pick out the ones I would use the most.

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card nice to see some good old favorites used again. Hugs xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, your right with so many new dies always coming out we sometimes forget the gorgeous ones we already have. Emma

Marion Bull said...

Love the colourway of this card. Gorgeous! Thanks for your great blog

Marion Bull

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
It is great to see the older dies inconjunction with the newer ones as with everything when something new comes along we play witt these toys and forget our old faithfuls.
Todays card has many of my favourites on it.
Todays card is brilliant as always, love that peach colour.
Will hop along to the blog-hop.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

You are quite right when you say we forget about some of our dies when new ones come in and this card shows some of them off beautifully. I have enjoyed watching Hels create all her "bits and bobs" if you pardon the expression. It has been fascinating. Now I'm off around the blog hop!
love from Jackie D

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Yet another elegant card. Been away and just catching up on Hels' programmes. Never done a blog hop before so looking forward to it. SueL

Ian said...

Morning Sue, love the colours and the mixture of dies. pure inspiration

Ian x

Erica said...

GM Sue'
Love the peach card. You are so right Sue, we do tend to replace the old with the new instead of adding them and using them too.
Won't be going to the blog hop as I have no idea what it is. My body may be in the 21st century but I fear my mind isn't!
Erica x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love this card. Great use of older dies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lacelady said...

Back again after a transformer problem didn't let me recharge my lappy. Love the cards you have done over recent days, and especially love that you are revisiting some older dies - it will kick start me to se them again. After all, they cost too much not to used them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Will try to log on to C-E bloghop . Am looking after grandchildren (school holiday again)
Today's card is gorgeous love the way you have used some of our old favourite dies and the Splendid Circle rosette is a real Wow. Love the colours. A card I would love to give a go. (When I return home)
Have a good day, Best Wishes, Brenda Lel

maxine h said...

Love todays card Sue, lovely colours and a very usable design.
Hugs
Maxine x

Jean Johnston said...

Good to see 'older' dies featuring today. Looking forward to trying this myself.

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - thanks for the heads-up about the hop... I'll join in the fun this evening.
I love and use this folder so often so I'm pleased your showcasing it again. I love the card and I intend to incorporate that die on my son's birthday card for next month. tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I agree with everyone about using 'older' dies, we seem to forget about them, this card is stunning and the peach card is lovely I managed to get some last time you were on. Thanks for the tip about attaching the vellum. Take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, thanks for using some of my favourite older dies on today's card - it is lovely! Will try your Cosmic Shimmer glue method on vellum as I too was having problems with other glues howling through. Will hop over to blog hop.

Hugs, Belinda X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card and also your reminder of useing our old dies to mix and match. I think we all overlook using them when we received the latest dies. Can we have some help with the 3d m-bossabilities, I have the shell beauty and delightful daisies and would like to incorporate them into my card making
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, great to see the older dies coming back.
God bless
JanNxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely card. And a lot going on in the blog world today :)
Have a wonderfrul day :)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card! The concertina is great and the bow with cameo is beautiful. I always try to look through my old dies to see if I can use them especially if I haven't got the actual die you have used ( hope that makes sense!). I have been watching Hels and have been very impressed. I have ordered the Melt Pot and am hoping that I can finally get flowers coated in UTEE that don't look awful!!!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - So pleased you have used some of the older dies on this card as yuo say they get pushed aside with all the new ones coming out! Hopping over to the blog hop now.
Val C xx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue. Love the way you use the dies. Anne

AnneRD said...

Another lovely card Sue. Love the way you use the dies. Anne

auscrafts said...

morning Sue beautiful card

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Hels has been doing brilliantly and it's wonderful to see all the products, but spellbinders takes up all my time and money for the present. This is a lovely card and it's great to see the older dies back in action. I do forget about them when the exciting new ones come through the letterbox! xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a card. Beautiful. Love the dimension.
Fantastic blog hop.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful beautiful beautiful.
Margaret L

L Taylor said...

beautiful

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Love the card and using other dies beacause at time we forget what we have in our stash. loved the cameo's. Going now to have a look the blog.

Love June
xx

Helen VoG said...

Beautiful card. The centre looks as though it is made of lace. I like the colour combination.

Jackie Calvert said...

This card is stunning, I really like it, and it looks quite simple to do, I shall be be trying this very soon.

Love Jackie C XXX

Hellma said...

Love the card, and the older dies you have used.

guffie said...

Love this die Sue and i love the way you have used it in a sort of roset style i have done this but not with this die so think i might be off to have a go at it.... thats after i have checked out the creative exoressions bog xx gail from eastbourne

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, WOW what a stunning card, I love the way you have used the die cuts to create dimension and the colours are superb.

Happicraftiness to you, love from Pearl

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours.
Going to look at the blog hop now.
Lydia
X

utilitygirl said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. Love the little cameo embellishment, will have to look out for those.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card, i like the rossette style.

How do you fit so much into a day!

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nannapat said...

Thanks for bringing back some of the old dies Sue. This is a gorgeous card and I love the colour combo. Pat x

lynda said...

Good morning Sue such a beautiful card love the colour combo and the way you have folded the middle die
to stand out it looks amazing
Hugs Lynda xx

salem said...

lace, peach works for me lovelly card

CraftyJo said...

Great idea to go back to the older dies - I'm trying very hard to resist spending on new ones (unless one really, really, shouts at me :-)) so this will be useful.

Christine said...

I wanted you to know how much I love the shaded look of yesterday's card, so I am adding my comment to today's. (not sure if you read any of the comments after the day the card is featured!). It's a truly beautiful effect, loved it instantly, and shall imitate it often.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

howdy said...

love the colours and styel and a great reminder to look in the box for the older dies.

hollyberry said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card.Love to see more cards going back to older dies.Don't always have the money to buy the up to date ones so always lovely to get more inspiration on those that may actually have in a small stash.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card! I love the colours you have used.
The cameo's are beautiful and look great on your cards but would also look great as jewellery. I'm off to buy some!!
The melting pot is so good! I can feel the money melting out of my purse! Thanks once again for your wonderful ideas. Take care.
Regards Liz T.

iggy said...

lovely card sue & also SUPER that youve been allowed to go back to the old dies to give them a visit.as excited as we get over the new dies coming out & we MUST own them.....the same applied to the 'old' dies when they arrived... well done whoever allowed you to do it. We call that good customer relations where I come from. well done spellbinders.
i love peach & use it quite a lot. perhaps more than pink sometimes. such a flattering colour to wear too. lol... the camoes i can make . super x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. I love the 'rosette look' you have acheived by pleating the die cuts. I love my vintage lace accents and motifs sets.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Thankyou for yet another lovely card today...I love the black and cream theme its so elegant.
Love Carol x

Carol H said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today, love the colours and the rosette look too. It's nice to see some of the older dies used again to gain inspiration all over again
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

torridgewomble said...

All beautiful as usual, dont know which to do first mmmm......... sit and think

Barbara

Phi said...

You're a genius Sue. Never thought to make a rosette out of two circles. Always tried with long strips of paper. Will try the circles next time I want to make a rosette. Thanks for sharing Sue.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the colours you've used and the Cameo really adds that perfect finishing touch to the bow.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful. Have never been brave enough to try and make a rosette before, maybe now I will try! Love Sam xxx

Vie Carter said...

What a clever idea the blog hop is

Todays card is very lovely using some of the older dies is a great idea, it just reminds you of what stash you have

Vie
x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue what a lovely card and its great that you've used some of the older dies which do get left to gather dust once we've got newer more elaborate dies and as a couple of bloggers have said they are too expensive to not use. I have watched Hels shows and the melt pot is great bit of equipment and Hels does some wonderful things with it but I'd rather master card making first then get into the altered art thing,maybe next year I will feel brave enough!! Lol love Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue thanks very much for revisiting some of the older dies, I have the ones you have used so a refresher on them has been great, I love the way you think out of the box. Hugs Liz C x

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
the Splendid Circle makes a lovely rosette and I I love the small cameo embellishment.

Margaret O
xxx

Jean Cockburn said...

another fabulous card Sue, and thank you for the reminder to use older dies, (I am guilty of not using them enough), I would love to see more ideas incorporating older dies.I have some paisley dies I have hardly used,I am always stuck for ideas with them.
love what you have done with the rosette today,xxx Jean

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Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Like the card, it's always great to have ideas for the older dies! Great tip for glueing the velum.Gail C x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. I love how you've put pleats in the Splendid Circle, interlocked the sentiment & that cameo is beautiful.I agree that, like Vick has said, peach is such a lovely colour that is overlooked. Even a copper or dark brown would look lovely with it. It will be lovely seeing you on C&C again next week. Take care xx Love Karen xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, thank you for tip for glueing vellum and for the information about the blog hop
Best wishes, Pat

mell said...

such a beautiful card sue x

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Beautiful card today, lovely coo
lour combinations too, ts nice to see the moroccan dies used again too.
I did the blog hop today from the CE blog, I would recommend everyone to do it, what an absolutley fabulous wealth of inspiration and ideas available to everyone.
Thanks for the reminder Sue!
Crafty hugs
Sandra Riley

nikkib said...

another wonderful card Sue... I have been watching Hels shows and its made me want to get my melt pot out, which I got a few years ago and is still in its packaging (v embarrassed) and give it a go... thinking of all the embellishments I can make for cards and projects...

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Love, love, love it. Glad you have brought out the older Dies again. Your right, we focus on all the new ones, all the ones we LOVED just a couple of months ago get left behind. Good for you bringing them out again must go and do the same myself.
Thanks for all the inspiration

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, loving the use of older dies, great odour combo too.
Gilly C

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. I love this colour combo. This is such a pretty card. It is good to be reminded of the dies in the cupboard!! Hugs. Jan.

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,
So nice to see the 'old' dies back on your blog. I use them all the time, in fact the Moroccan hooked me on Spellbinders once and for all.
I was lucky enough to have a day with Hels down here in Southampton, where she let us into the world of bees wax and UTEE on canvas. I can see a future certainly with Spellbinder flowers, and who knows what else will soon be in the Melt Pot?
It is all so exciting!
Hugs,
Lis x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I'm late today, had a day away and enjoyed blue skies and sunshine, think your spring card did the trick lol.

Now to the card, stunning, love the colour combo and the rosette is beautiful, must give it a try. As other followers have said it is good to see the older dies get an airing, we do tend to overlook them which is a shame.
Will blog hop later.
Hugs June xxx

Susan White said...

Lovely card and I really like that cameo accent Sue! I love the rosette feature too.

Thanks, Susan

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a gorgeous card Sue.xx

Anonymous said...

Great to see you using the olders dies!

Mol x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue
Its great to see some of the older dies being used. I can experiment more with them now and of course my new dies too.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Alison x

Sandybee said...

Very pretty card today Sue.
xx Sandra

jeffrey bubbles said...

This is a truly wonderful card Sue. I love black and white but I have to save this to study and maybe copy Kathy xxxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue what a beautiful card you come up with some great cards thank you for the ideas Tracy w x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A fantastic card for today !! I love the way you have mixed and matched different dies together to make a great card !! You always seem to get the right combination !! I love your bow too !! I am counting down the days now for the Alley Palley show !! Lots of love Tres x x x

HiggiSue said...

Yummy card!

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another stunner- beautiful card. Thank you so much for using older dies, much appreciated. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Linda Simpson said...

Love this card very muchly Sue! Love the dies and the beautiful colours.

I have managed to watch all of Hels shows and they have been brilliant and very inspirational as well as informative too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Hanneke said...

Gorgeous! I love the creme and black and that cameo is gorgeous! Hugs, Hanneke

Suebak said...

Lovely and lacey! x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card Sue
hugs Chris x

Jane said...

Very pretty.

Jane xx

Aileen said...

Love the rosette Sue, it adds so much dimension to the card.
You are right to suggest returning to older forgotten dies. I had a big tidy up recently and found lots of forgotten goodies to play with yeah!!
Almost as good as getting a big parcel!!
Aileen xx

melanie said...

Stunning Sue wished i had know about the margate show I would have gone only 15mins away from me .Melanie

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous as always Sue. xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous as always Sue. xx

catherine said...

This just looks so beautiful Sue and so elegant looking
x catherine

helen jones said...

Hi sue a lovely card again

kerry said...

hi sue
glad that you are using some of the old dies...it gives me ideas on what to create.
lovely card today.
cant wait till next week when you are on c&c
many thanks kerry

brenda said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again today, the peach goes so well with black. I also like using some of my older dies and have a couple of favourites which I go back too time and time again. Been loving Hels shows and really tempted by the melt pot but so far haven't given in x

Crafty Nanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I really love it. I look forward to popping in to see what delight you have for us each day.
hugs

carol e said...

Hi Sue another great card today and I like your idea of using older dies.
Just finished my blog hop and there are some great projects. Watched most of Hels shows and all are great

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fantastic card love everything about it.
Hugs
Jean D

Margaret said...

Good evening Sue
I just love this card absolutely beautiful.
Margaret

Sue Parish said...

Love the colours and the cameo. A very pretty card,
Sue xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card.

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Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, I'm all behind - a week off work for time in my craft room and yesterday just escaped me! I love this card, lovely colours. I picked the right week off as Hels is one of my favourite crafters. I got the melt pot last November and use it all the time..so the extra inspiration has been brilliant..PLUS...my email won on her second show and her lovely piece of art arrived yesterday..beautiful! Carole Z X

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great card really stunning.

Diane Mortimer said...

It is such a cool dea to make the rosette with the circle die, impressive! I love the e,bellishment on your bow too.
Diane from Glasgow

Andrea said...

as always stunning work love catching up when I can for inspiration ,could spend hours on your blog !...wow Andrea X

Leanne said...

Very elegant

Candle said...

Aww thanks Sue, these look amazing, thanks for the tips, I'm going to give this a try over the weekend. Do you have a checklist for the accessories that we need for this.

I love making craft.

Sarah Midland
http://www.candlesupply.co.uk/

Su said...

Elegant, striking card... love it!

Su (Soop) x

Su said...

Elegant, striking card... love it!

Su (Soop) x

Su said...

Elegant, striking card... love it!

Su (Soop) x

Su said...

Elegant, striking card... love it!

Su (Soop) x

crafty lady said...

Hi Sue
Nice to see you using some of the older dies again true what you said about overlooking them when the new dies come out ( mind you nice to see my collection getting bigger but you do forget what you have ) Like the colours, peach not a colour I use every often. I have enjoyed the Blog Hop great projects made with ribbon.

Thanks again
Hugs
Fiona P
xxx

Wendy Bennett said...

Great card love the lacy centre piece looks very feminine and pretty.

cmu said...

Does that mean you'll be doing some more cards with the doily lace dies too? Hope so.