Sunday, 7 April 2013

Life Is Better

Hi guys!  Remember this one?  My ode to grunge!  Who said hearts always have to be pretty!  Every once in a while you just have to let loose and try something different.  This may not be my favourite card, and it may not even be to your taste, but I had a ton of fun making it!  I started with a piece of coordinations kraft core centre red card.  I used the Lattice embossing folder from Creative Expressions (designed by Sam Poole) and embossed the background.  I lightly sanded the top of it to reveal the kraft core centre.  I used the edge of my scissors to distress around the edges, added a bit of curling to the corners and a few tears in the edges too.  Next I cut a strip of hessian (burlap, to my fellow Americans) and I pulled a bunch of the threads out to open the weave up more.  I glued it across my background for texture.  I had some old matboard swirls laying around in my stash so I painted them.  I used the Eco green red as a base, then coated them with watered down PVA glue and put a layer of gold on top.  I heated it and wiped across it to take some of it away, giving a further distressed look.  I glued them in place then started in on my focal element.  I cut a piece of kraft card in a two inch strip and stamped it with a snow cap pigment pad and a swirl stamp.  I then scored it so I was able to concertina fold it to make my rosette.  I glued the ends together to form it and used several glue dots to hold it down in place (note: hot glue is better for this, but I always end up burning myself so I avoid it like the plague!)  I swiped the edges of it with some gold paint very lightly.  I cut the small heart in the timeless Amour set in red, then cut the small heart insert with the outer heart die in kraft card to glue over the top, giving you the heart element shown.  I glued it in the centre of my rosette to complete my focal element. I stamped my sentiment on kraft card and cut it out with the fancy tag die.  I lightly inked it with Antique Linen distress ink while still in the die.   I pierced the edges of the double kraft card mat to complete the card.  Grunge, grunge, grunge and more grunge! I promise a girlie one tomorrow!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size. 
 
Yesterday, I put up the last of the charity auction cards for awhile.  I need to get all of the cards sent out before I leave for the States later this month.  I don't feel that I can sucessfully continue with the auction while I am away, but I would like to pick it back up when I return as there has been an amazing amount of interest and we have raised some money for a worthy cause.
 
Now for the weekly Comment game winners.  We had two extra qualifying posts this week also, so lots of winners!
For the week of April 7th, the winners are:
 Debbie Ravenshill!!!
Lisa Durno!!!
Phil D!!!
 
For the extra qualifying post on March 30th, the winners are:
Christine (andypandy)!!!
Anne O!!!
Jackie Trinder!!!
 
For the extra qualifying post on April 1st, the winners are:
Gwen70!!!
Sue Oakley!!!
Sandybee!!!
 
Congratulations to all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them every one of them!  All for now, Sue x



163 comments:

Pam said...

The best grungy card I have seen. Well done on all of your auction successes so far.

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, this would make a great teenager card, they tend to be a bit grungy these days :)

Any chance of updating us with how much you have raised for the charity so far?

Congrats to all the winners. Waiting for Tuesday and more SW on the telly.

Hugs n stuff

CArol B

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, I am not a grungy perso but appreciate that this may appeal to many. Well done on your auctions. Looking forward to tuesday.

Wilma x x x

kimberley said...

I remember this card from your show...I liked it then and I like it now.It's just so different from anything I had seen you doing before that I think it stands out so well.Looking forward very much to tuesday and congrats on your auction cards ...you are a very generous lady both with your time and ideas that you share with us,take care,x.

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, this would definitely make a great teenager's card. I love that embossing folder from Sam and how you have distressed and sanded it.

Michelle E x

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, this would definitely make a great teenager's card. I love that embossing folder from Sam and how you have distressed and sanded it.

Michelle E x

Eemeli said...

Congrats to all the winners! Sue, you card is marvelous. I am such a romantic person and with the sentiment I just love this.

Hugs, Eemeli

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is so not you, it is funky...nice to see a funky side of you...

tracy w said...

Hi sue not sure about card it's nice congratulations to all the lucky winners of your auction cards and all the prize draws to thanks tracy wx

Heather said...

Hello Sue

This is a very nice card indeed and as somebody has said already lovely for a teenager. It is nice to do something different occasionally.

Congratulations to all the winners on the blog and in the auction

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - an interesting card today. Not sure what to make of this one - I dont completely hate it but its not a must try either! Any sneeky peeks coming soon I wonder?... Hope so
Rgs
Clare W

Jill Liddle said...

Yes this card is definitly different, but I like it. There's only so many bows one can take.

mell said...

agree on different and also I agree would make a great teenagers card! its rough looking yet pretty but not to soppy and lovey dovey xx

Lacelady said...

Sadly Sue, this card isn't for me, though I can appreciate it will appeal to some.

What happened to the new A4 embossing folders you mentioned? I'm sure I remember you telling us that there would be some more, and I love my larger folders, but there are so few of them to choose from.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Well you did say you were going to come out of your comfort zone this year, a pretty take on grungy I like it :-)

Donna Jones

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This card is different for you but it is great. I'm not too keen on grunge but you have got it just right. Only 2 sleeps now! Take care.

Marion Bull said...

Morning Sue, not my favourite as you suggest but it is still an amazing card and I can think of several who would love it and it is inspiring in its own way! Its a good job we are not all the same. Looking forwrd to Tuesday.

Hugs

Marion

Vick said...

Definitely a different card for you Sue! I love flowers lace and ribbon but am also a grungey, ink,messy crafter too, and love buying Tim Holtz things so this is lovely for a change! Hugs Sue, And Congratulations to all the winners this week!!!wish it was me, lol..hugs xx
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Anne Crawford said...

Interesting card,cleverly made ,but not really my type. Congrats to all the winners! Looking forward to Tuesday.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Certainly a different look for you! Not a card I would try immediately but I agree that it would be good for teenagers so if ever I need to make one, I'll know where to look!!

hollyberry said...

Love the sentiment and the colours but not really a grungy card person.However as grunge goes this is
probably the best I've seen.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
This is why you have so many followers you give us so many ideas to try. I love doing grunge for a change it gives me a chance to get messy lol, you do grunge with style.
Hugs x
Heather T

TDQ Karen said...

I am starting to experiment more with craft and love the ideas in this card, I love texture so this is great in my eyes. Love the colours

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. It is a very different card for you. It is fun to try new things and I wouldn't normally go down the grunge route but who knows, perhaps I should give it a try. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

GM Sue, I'd forgotten about this card. It's brilliant.
I'm also venturing out a bit outside my comfort zone, so this is a great inspiration.
Have a marvellous Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sue, I think this is just great and that sure is one neat rosette!
Will be trying this and also with a dark version, see blacks and kraft and golds looming.

'P' in Wales

Hellma said...

Defo not your style Sue, but a lovely card all the same.

cebelica said...

I loooove the colours on this card. So pretty! Hugs! xx

Maryann said...

I actually like this card a lot, even I´m normally to the more blingy and cute style, but this is cool, and I love the kind of rough feel to it- Great work Sue as always.
Biiig CONGRATS to all the lucky winners here this week again.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.I'm not really into grunge but love the sentiment. It could apply to you Sue.

Congrats to all the winners.

Val in Spain xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A subtle, grungy card, love the colours, when I first saw it I thought of Sam Poole. I like it when you add something different, it's great. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A subtle, grungy card, love the colours, when I first saw it I thought of Sam Poole. I like it when you add something different, it's great. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Carole said...

Morning Sue. Oh my word this is wonderful. love the colours and texture. simply stunning. It's my favourite. Love grungy at the moment and this is the best i've seen yet.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a totally different card from you today, not quite my taste but still nice. Congratulations to all the winners and well done to all who won the card auctions. Love Jean xxx

Jane said...

not a lover of grungy cards but have to come out of your comfort zone every once in a while.

Jane xx

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi sue
This is very different for you but i love it . I love the red and the grunge feel of it ! Looking forward to seeing you on create and craft this week .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Sue C said...

I love, love, love this card. Different to your usual cards but love it xx

Debbie Tinks said...

I love this card Sue .
love the colours its different love it x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
The sun is shining and we have daffs in flower is Spring here?
Although today's card is not my style and I do sometimes 'think and go out of my box' I can see some teenager really loving it. It has all the style of laid back and 'Yeh Yeh' teens.
Looking forward to the coming week.
Janet x

melanie said...

Not my cup of tea but some interesting ideas ,well done to the winners wished it was me can`t wait for Tuesday .Melanie

Marion said...

Hi Sue i can see the work that has gone into this card but not for me im afraid,dont like grunge.
Marion H

Victoria said...

This grunge I like! This card stood out on TV because it was so different to your usual style. It's lovely having a close look and it works so well. Lovely colours and textures.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, think it is perfect for something different, not everyone likes "pretty". Congrats to the winners. Bx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card, but then I really like grungy styles. Love the colours too! Carole Z X

Jean Deane said...

Morning sue, not my style of card I'm not a grungy type at all but as so many have said great for a teenager, good to have a change though but do prefer your usual style .
Hugs jean D

Bosquie said...

A very different Sue card. Know this style is very popular at the moment and it is good to try out things outside your comfort zone,but I still prefer the pretty ones.xxxx

Jane said...

I really love this card Sue. I think it is great to see cards that are different to our usual style. I am hoping to get to Ally Pally on Saturday and will come and see your demos there. How exciting ;0) x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
This is so not you yet it is hip and now. Teens would really appreciate it.
Congratulations on the auctions.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Different.....in a GOOD way!! Mabex

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue im not for grung but this looks great. I think it would be great for a teenagers card. Congratulations to all todays winners. Take care xxx

Debs A

beachie said...

Hi Sue
I just love grunge,they are so interesting to look at. I wish I could make grunge to my satisfaction, but I can't. This is fantastic.
Audrey x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am usually a ribbons and lace person but this is a great card for a teenager or for someone who prefers the grunge look. You are so good at crossing over the various lines and the results are always fantastic.

Love Rosemarie xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Good morning Sue, really like the embossing folder on this one but I'm not a grunge fan. Look forward to the shows this week.

Nurse Nelly said...

Dear Sue
Interesting card today. Love the colour,heart,concertina and who wouldn't love that sentiment. Guess I think its great. Do adore your pretty cards, but you get fed up, doing the same old same old. Hope I get to watch you on telly.xx Danella

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I'm not a grungy person, but I really like this card, so out of your comfort zone, as said before a great card for a teenager. Congrats to the winners, keep hoping maybe me some day! Take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I do like some grunge cards, including this one but I am to neat to be able to get the effective! I am really pleased that so much has been raised with the card auctions. I cannot wait for POTD. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I do like some grunge cards, including this one but I am to neat to be able to get the effective! I am really pleased that so much has been raised with the card auctions. I cannot wait for POTD. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I do like some grunge cards, including this one but I am to neat to be able to get the effective! I am really pleased that so much has been raised with the card auctions. I cannot wait for POTD. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I do like some grunge cards, including this one but I am to neat to be able to get the effective! I am really pleased that so much has been raised with the card auctions. I cannot wait for POTD. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Really like this card. And elements.

Nice to see you go out of your comfort zone too. X

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Good morning Sue, Wow this is defiantly not your usual style of card. However, It's my kind of card and I love it. I can see you have still put some of your usual trate on it by the piercing around the edge of the card. More of this style please Sue. I'm defiantly with you on the hot glue stuff, I've got the scars to prove it!!! Enjoy the sunshine today. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I would not recognise this as a Sue card if I saw it elsewhere. It is so unlike you - I'm not a grunge fan but have to admire you for the ideas here. Glad you have let off some steam and look forward to your girlie one tomorrow! A great week coming up - lots of tv shows and Ally Pally on Saturday!! YvonneMayxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Very different, grunge in the pink. SueL

lainey said...

love everything about this card Sue!! lainey x

Erica said...

GM Sue,
Well, this is different. I would never have picked this as one of yours. As grunge cards go this certainly is a winner.
Erica x

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sue, this one is really great fun, love it! Congrats to all the comment game winners. We have had a few days of sunshine here in Northern Ireland, but it's still very cold. Hope you are getting some good weather. Maddy x

Jean Johnston said...

I am not a fan of grunge and usually actively dislike it - maybe it is my advanced age! But I find this example is OK and I can see it would appeal to a different generation.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Love this card Like you I like to try other styles of card and I do like Tim Holtz style but I find it hard to create. Hot glue gun ooooh it brings on shivers so painful when you burn yourself.

Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

I like your Grungy card ,different but very eye catching love it
Congrats to all your winners

Elaine H x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, although this card is not your usual style you have still created a lovely card. Love the colour combination. Will we be getting a sneak peak of what's coming Tuesday night? Kind regards Joanne K

Susan Nel said...

Hi Sue, just found your blog and am so happy to see all these nice tutorials that you've got,, Great cards,,,thanks for sharing with the world,,

Jean Cockburn said...

I quite like this card Sue it is very different from your usual style but there are a lot of people who like grunge cards, I think they are ideal for men, who we all know are so difficult to cater for, xxx Jean

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, I do like the card just not so keen on the red not sure why :( Cant wait for the shows :) hugs xx

Fuchsia said...

I really love this card fabulous shabby chic grungy
x

Carol Yates said...

Morning Sue, a very different style for you, but it is good to come out of your comfort zone. Love it!
Carol.x

Ruthie said...

I will admit I can't do grunge I think dead down it is not my taste but I do like looking at it. This one however has made me think I should try again and keep to colours I am happy with. thanks sue

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, not keen on grunge cards myself, but sometimes asked to make one so its nice to have the ideas. Looking forward to Tuesday.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I agree with Pam the best grunge card I have seen. I adore the Lattice embossing folder and use it lots.
Congratulations to the lucky winners and to you Sue for the successful auctions.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I just love this grungie/pretty look!!

Janice K said...

Great colour combo and always good to see a new style to stretch our creativity. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow wow wow and I don't like hearts! I think this card would appeal to teenagers of both sexes with a change of colour. Once again you have shown us all and perhaps given us the courage to go out of our comfort zones and 'have a go'.Love it.
Beverley W

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue - I love it, one of the best grungy cards I have seen.
You are great Sue, you have a wonderful mind to come up with such beautiful cards for all occasions.
Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Off out into the garden own to do some tidying up
Hugs Carol x

Annie said...

Fantastic card, Sue. It is amazing! Hugs Annie x

Helen VoG said...

I don't normally like gruge cards but this one I do. Looking forward to the t.v. shows.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue, I don't usually like grunge either but I have to say I love this one....erm! Maybe it's the pink! Lol! Not long to Tuesday now, can't wait to see what you have for us.

Love Sheila xx

Sandybee said...

I'm not really into grunge myself but it will appeal to many I'm sure.

xx Sandra

snowqueen62 said...

Hi Sue, I'm not into grunge myself but I can see how this card was fun to make with all the different techniques required. Keep up the great ideas.
Love Sue x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Wow this card is vastly different and I love it. I love the grungy look. I showed it to my granddaughter and she said it looked real cool. Mind you she's a bit grungy herself. Looking forward to Tuesday and hope you have a nice time in the states.

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue great card! I really like the grungy look. S this suits me fine! Hope you ave a good day hugs Sonia x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , I am not a grungy person but i know lots of people that are, It's quite a modern card for teanagers so i will have a go fore my Grandchildren love Jean Z xx

Sue B said...

I love this card Sue, yes it may be different from your usual gorgeous creations but I just love it. Funny enough a crafty friend gave me a piece of hessian a while back------I just found a good use for it!!! Thanks.

Lindsay Martin said...

Congratulations to all the winners... Lovely grungy card Sue, Looking forward to Tuesdays POD, having a great week this week made even better with seeing you on C&C x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
If there is one person in the world who could do "Grunge" and make it look soooo!! good, it just has to be you!!!!
I am not into grunge but I really do like this.
Have a Great day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I like this card - I often make cards that are not 'flowery'. Thx for the inspiration.

Hugs, Belinda. X

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Very different from your usual style. I'm not sure about it - though there are elements within it that I really like. For instance your use of the burlap. The red is fab (great on kraft card)and I love the sentiment on the fancy tag. The rosette idea is inspired too a simple way to make an extra embellishment which would look lovely in pretty papers too.
Vive la différence!
Sue

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, I am not into grunge, but I do like your card. Grunge with style.

Jackie Calvert said...

I like some of the individual pieces, but grunge is not really my thing at all, even in pink!
Take care now, Love - Jackie C XXX

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I do like the card even though I don't do grunge, its just not my kind of thing.
I much prefer your usual style.
Lydia
X

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Great grungy type card. Good for youngsters.
Margaret L

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
fab texture and dimension. Yes like the grunge a lot. Brill job
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, like the heart and how you've put the card together.

Craftihappiness to you from Pearl

gwen70 said...

Well Sue not really to my liking but I do believe you have to try different things, so looking forward to Tuesday. Many thanks for pulling my name out of the hat, so I am a Prizewinner, still can't believe it

HiggiSue said...

Love this card Sue. So different.

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card Sue

Phi said...

wow gorgeous card. Different from your usual style Sue but I love it!!

Trish said...

Wow, This is different for you, Sue. It's a fab card, I appreciate the work that's gone into it although it's not it's not my cup of tea to try for myself. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Pauline A said...

Is this really a Sue Wilson card? You sure know how to push the boundaries but it's given me an idea of how I can use up some of my bits of card which i usually throw away..... weave them together and substitute them for the hessian. Love the background. I'm warming to the grunge look here. Will be watching on Tuesday.
Pauline A.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This is a great 'ode' card!

June x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I love this it's so totally different to what you usually do, I often make cards like this for my nephews and my teenage daughters. This one isn't too grungy so would be suitable for all, I get my inspiration for these types of cards from Sam,she does some wonderful grungy things!! Looking forward to your potd on Tuesday love Lesley x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Did you really make this card I keep asking, sorry but not my style, never mind you can't please all of the people all of the time, as the saying goes.
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine.
Margaret

Suebak said...

When I first glanced at this one I thought oooooh graphic. A refreshing change. x

Ita said...

Hi Sue I am not into grunge ,but like this card,great that you had fun making it.
Smiles
Ita

nannapat said...

Great for the teenagers Sue. So different from your normal style but very effective. Pat x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

auscrafts said...

super card ,lovely design and colours

Leanne said...

Gorgeous!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sur

Like this card, different, and i like different.

Going to give this one a try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Susan White said...

Love this card, grunge and all! Sometimes being a bit messy is just good fun, and a wonderful card like this is created - it would work just as well in blue tones for a man's card too.

Well done with all your card auction fundraising.

Thanks, Susan

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
A great card for teenagers, I have grandsons who would think this is SO COOL!
Congratulations to all the winners.
So pleased your auctions are going well.
Best wishes, Brenda Lel

Gail said...

Grungy but nice - I think we all have to craft outside our comfort zone now & then - how else do we learn xx still luvin it xx Gail T xx

magpie said...

Great card Sue! This is so different from your usual style but it's a great fun teenage card as Carol B has said. You are always thinking "outside the box", this time you have entered into the "Twilight Zone!" It's great Sue and no doubt inspiring others to try to do something different! Good idea not to use the hot glue gun, we don't want you to burn your fingers! Hope you've got them insured......we'd be lost not to be able to come on your blog each day with no beautiful cards to look at! Congratulations to all you lucky winners! Enjoy your prizes! xx Love Karen xx Hope the charity is doing really well! xx

karenlotty said...

Not sure bout this one I think it' s not grungy enough Great for a teenager but perhaps in black with both gold & silver highlights Well done to the winners and to Sue congrats on the success of the auction Looking fwd to the ahows

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, Im not a big fan of grunge, but love your card, the pink is fabulous. Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card as it is so different to your usual cards. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Not really my cup of tea but always ready to try something new!

Mol x

CraftyJo said...

Very different and I do rather like it :)

Laura O said...

nice to see hearts used in lots of different ways.great card ,Laura O

Laura O said...

nice to see hearts used in lots of different ways.great card ,Laura O

fame01 said...

really like this card sue very grungy i love it i know a few people who would like to receive this .. congrats to the winners .. looking forward to the shows .. hugs sarah ..xx

Maggie said...

It is certainly to my taste, grungy yet pretty all at the same time. Very clever. Have a great day tomorrow and see you Tuesday. xx

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue, agree life is better with you in it to help all us crafters. Love the card because it is grungy like you say and different. Love forward to the shows.

Love June
xxx

Aurora said...

Lovely! Grungy but soft. X

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
I'm glad you had fun making this card. It is not really my cup of tea though I have had a go at trying different things outside my comfort zone, not necessarily with the success you have!!
love from Jackie D

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Not one of my favourites but can appreciate all the work put into it.

Cant wait for your next show, to spend some of my birthday money.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Not one of my favourites but can appreciate all the work put into it.

Cant wait for your next show, to spend some of my birthday money.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Fab Grunge Card!

I love the colours you've used and I love how you've distressed the edges of your paper.

Congratulations to all the winners this week.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Malou said...

Gorgeous. Love it.

Diane Mortimer said...

Wow, that was my initial response to this card as soon as I seen it, i love the colours, they are gorgeous and the punky feel is very cool.
Diane from Glasgow

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I am a girlie girl and I love all the pretty, lacy, ribbony cards, but I also hugely love 'grunge' too especially Tim Holtz' work. I love this card, I love the burlap and the sanding etc, I will probably try this one in neutral colours, browns and creams etc.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nikkib said...

I for one love love love the card Sue, the girly take on grunge and its gorgeous.... looking forward to Tuesday and Wednesday x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Well life is certainly better with you in it as you inspire us to try different things, not that in to grunge but I like this card
Best wishes, Pat

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, really like this card I
think it's pretty grunge.
Nancyd xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue i love this grungy card it's so different and stands out i think it would make a great teenager's card.Looking forward to Tuesday with more of you on TV. Also looking forward to seeing you Sue at Alexandra palace craft show next Saturday. Hugs Lynda xx
congrats to all the winners

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Always a lovely suprise opening your blog to see what delights you have come up with. Love the grunge look of this card.
Alison x

catherine said...

Great card Sue and love the layout
x catherine

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card might be different, but I actually really like it. A very unusual look, but great!! Love Sam xx

Alice G said...

Hi Sue, you are nothing if not versatile! Really like your homage to grunge!

Hugs
Alice x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love a bit of grunge. This is so different, love it

Meg said...

Not my style Sue. It doesn't seem like one of your cards somehow.

Margaret O
xxx

salem said...

different card, would suit alot of people

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Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous grungy card Sue. Congratulations on your auction success. Congratulations to the winners too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Hanneke said...

What a fabulous card! Love the grungy feel and the colors! Hugs, Hanneke

Paper Junkie said...

I love the grunge - you could even send this to a male friend (if you didn't do it in pink)! X

Vie Carter said...

I like this card, it is very different

Vie
x

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Not my cup of tea at all - sorry. But I can see the appeal it would have to many.
Gail C x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, a different card today not your usual style but I do like it especially the sentiment x

carol e said...

Great card Sue, love the texture and colours

WendyC said...

I really love this card - it's different but still pretty.

Barbara said...

Love it Sue! you do grunge beautifully even if it isnt your favourite.

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Abuzz With Creativity said...

I can't decide if I love this or just like it. The colours are gorgeous & everything looks good, its just the overall impression I'm unsure of. If you don't try new things you never know what ideas you aren't tapping into, so its great that you think outside the box so to speak :-) Claire x

Sue Parish said...

Fab. Love the sentiment too.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx