Saturday, 13 April 2013

So Thankful

Hi bloggers!  How much more simple can it be than this card featuring the Good friends stamp from Justrite?  When I first saw this set, I just wanted to stamp and colour it as I thought it was truly lovely.  I decided to just showcase it on a white embossed background so as not to take away from it at all.  I embossed the background using the Valor embossibility folder.  I needed to do this twice to create a larger enough background, but the folder lines up very easily for this purpose.  I tied some white seam binding around the opposite corners and tied a messy bow.  I used a piece of white net tulle behind my bow.  I made a rose using the tutorial that is now at the top of my blog (thanks to help from Diane in Scotland!) and I sugared the flower by coating it in glue and using Rock Candy dry glitter on it.  I stamped my focal element and coloured it using distress markers.  I cut it out with the matching labels 29 die and stamped my sentiment in the centre.  I mounted it in the middle of the card and paper pierced around the edges of the double white mat to complete my card.  Oh so simple, but I really like it even if there isn't any fancy layering on it.  I hope you do too.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







178 comments:

Pam said...

Everything about this card is lovely. The rose and bow are beautiful. Have a good time at Ally Pally.

Lacelady said...

Good Morning Sue, I love this card, but then you NEVER make a duff one! The stamps enhance the dies so well, it's almost hard to remember not using them.

tracy w said...

Hi sue love this one thanks Tracy w x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

So sophisticated. Love it. See you at AP. x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card, less is definitely more.
Have a great weekend.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card once more. Love that stamp and the colouring.

Enjoy Ally Pally.

Wilma

Anonymous said...

So thankful ... So elegant ......So must put on wish list.
Have a great weekend.
JazzaC x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, a truly elegant card . Love it . Lol Lynne M x x

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. It is so elegant and simple I really need the stamp and dies for this........must check with the bank manager first tho :)

Enjoy Ally Pally

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Sometimes simple is best. Very elegant.
See you at AP.
Hugs
Amanda x

melanie said...

Stunning card love everything about this card .Melanie

Crafty Nanna said...

Beautiful card Sue, I know you won't get to read this till Monday but hope you have a wonderful time at Ally Pally, wish I coukld join you there.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Thanks for the incentive to pull out that set of stamps and get busy. Lovely card. See you tomorrow, of course you will read this after the event...

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, as always. Hope you have fun at Alley Pally today.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a classy card - love the ribbon in opposite corners - very subtle - hope you have a great time at AP
Rgs
Clare W

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a beautiful cardci love it. I think this stamp is wonderful i use mine all the time as its so elegant. Have a great time at ally pally take care. Xxx
Debs A

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh! WOW! this is stunning, the stamp is so beautifuly coloured making this another of your wonderful creations......I love it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
So Thankful - We have you to bring us stunning cards like this, I just love it and that Rose is to die for!
See you later at Ally Pally - WOO HOO
Brenda Lel

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A beautiful elegant card. Love this stamp, you have coloured it in beautifully. Have a great day today, really wish I could have made it this weekend.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Bosquie said...

Another stunner.The stamps and dies compliment each other so well.Brilliant idea XX

Bosquie said...

Another stunner.The stamps and dies compliment each other so well.Brilliant idea XX

Maryann said...

Another gorgeous card here Sue. I really love the stamp and how you colored it too, it fits perfect with these dies here. Awesome work as always hun.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
These stamps with matching dies are getting to be my favourite crafting tools. Your are guaranteed to make a stunning card every time you use them. Today's card is no exception it's fabulous.
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What an beautiful, elegant card. Love it. Take care.

nuttinanni said...

Card is so pretty enjoy, Ally Pally
Am playing today with different dies cherylx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card, love the stamp! Just getting ready to leave for Ally Pally, see you soon. Love Jean xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

A stunning card simple can be so effective. Thank you for the rose tutorial. I love the flowers you make. I hope Ally Pally is going well for you. Jackie

Jane said...

Good morning Sue I love the colour on this card. I am just getting ready and will be off to catch the train soon. I am so looking forward to Ally Pally and will come and say hello ;0) x

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning, i think it the combination of the diesand the stamp, really love it. Looking forward to AP today. Have a good one. Sally x

Jane said...

Would have liked it better without the colour that's just personal taste.

Jane xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Simple - yes, stunning - absolutely. I bought this set and love it, it is so versatile. Beautiful. Hop all goes well today.
Love Jan x x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue.
Gr Elly

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card, quite simple but very effective! Enjoy your time at AP.
Gail C x

TDQ Karen said...

Simply beautiful. Love this card because of that simplicity, the dies just enhance the focal image xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This is an absolutely lovely card. simple to make but so very effective. Just love it

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, the rose and bow are gorgeous. Enjoy Ally Pally.
Hugs June xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card this is. I love it. Will definitely have to shop for the ingredients as I can see so many occasions for it using different sentiments. One for my must make folder!
Have a lovely day,
Sue xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love the stamped frame.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Simple and stunning. Very excited to be going to Ally Pally today and watching your wonderful demonstrations - YvonneMayxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A spectacular card,it looks very grand, but quite simple in format. Of to catch the train now for Ally Pally.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. Just goes to show that sometimes less is definitely more.
Beverley W

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
How simple but oh how elegant and very Edwardian. I love everything about today's card. I would be over the moon if I received this and I certainly know a few others who would be too.
Hope you're having a successful weekend.
Janet x

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Simply stunning card it is beautiful your rose is just devine.

Have a lovely weekend at "Ally Pally" hope you have this sunshine.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Helen said...

Simply stunning xx

marlene said...

Love what you did to the rose, the card is very simple but very effective. Hope you are enjoying ally pally. Marlene x

Pauline A said...

Just when I thought that I didn't need any more stamps; you come up with this beautiful card. Love it.
Hope you enjoyed Ally Pally.

All the best,

Pauline A

karenlotty said...

Very classy Will take a look at tutorial layer Looks neautiful

kimberley said...

I got this stamp and agree with you-it's one you just want to colour it in.Nice classy card,take care,x.

Sonia Jones said...

Another great card love this one. Have a great time at Ally Pally. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Simply lovely, Sue. Admire your 'colouring in' skills - a thing I never attempt.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I LOVE IT, the embossing folder is gorgeous, the stamped and die-cut frame is gorgeous, and the bow and rose as always are gorgeous. LOVE IT.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie said...

Absolutely lovely, Sue. Everything about it. And we are so thankful for you!!! Hugs Annie

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Oh no! another set of dies and stamps for my wish list, I might just put them at the top I NEED THEM.
Beautiful card love everything about it, just my cup of tea.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Marion said...

Hi Sue like how you have coloured the frame in ,im not good at colouring in but keep trying.
wish i could be at the show but too far away for me.
Marion H

sarah hyett said...

Another lovely card. X

Erica said...

GM Sue,
Lovely card.
Have fun at Ally Pally.
Erica x

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful card, love the way you have coloured that stamp. Maddy x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue. Lovely x

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card, love the bow and rose, wish I could be at Ally Pally it sounds like a fun show, enjoy!

Janice K said...

Another gorgeous creation, I think that mounting the stamped image on white really works at showcasing the beautiful artwork and the finished card looks anything but simple. x

Susan White said...

Great simple design and the rose is really pretty.

Thanks, Susan

gwen70 said...

really gorgeous card Sue, hope you are having a good time at ally pally wish I was there, just a bit too far

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a lovely card! the justrite stamp for good friends is fab! I hope you are enjoying Ally Pally, I am sorry not to be there! Love Michelle S xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is simply stunning. Bx

Sandra F said...

It's beautiful Sue. xx

PatC said...

Fab card Sue, labels 29 is my very favourite die and with the justrite stamps is gorgeous - wish I was at Ally Pally but heigh ho I live in the North of England so will have to wait until you are a bit nearer.
Hugs
PatC

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning simply stunning card Sue x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Everything about this card is stunning, love how you have put the tulle behind the ribbon, and your flowers are to die for I am slowly getting there.
Hugs
Carol x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely vintage but clean looking card today. I like it very much. Bet you are getting excited and ready for the long day ahead. SueL

lainey said...

love the use of the tulle Sue. lainey x

Oksana said...

Very elegant card Sue! Beautiful!xx

Carol Yates said...

Morning Sue, this is so beautiful.
Carol.x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pat L said...

Simple but beautiful Sue
Best wishes, Pat

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Yes ! I really like it too!
LoveMarg

Clare said...

Gorgeous stamp, really like the look of that stamp.

Clare x

nattyboots said...

I love everything about it ,its fab

Take care
Elaine H X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A really super card. I love that stamp. The colouring is gorgeous.
Audrey x

mell said...

it may be simple but by far doesnt look simple looks very grand and looks like a lot of time and thought has been taken xx

Felicie said...

This card is simply stunning.
Greetings
Felicie

Gail said...

Beautiful card yet again & can so easily be altered to make a male card xx Gail T xx

Anonymous said...

Sue
The card is truly beautiful. Love the stamp and the colouring techniques.
Regards
Caroline MacH

MRS DUCK said...

You just keep them coming and never disappoint .Didn't get to bed until 1am after Meatloaf concert then up at 6am for Formula 1 qualifying so even after a shower,I am still semi comatose but can still appreciate your lovely card. . . . . .just! Good luck at AP. X

Mel said...


gorgeous card Sue and a stunning stamp, showcases it beautiful.
Hugs Mel x

Jean Z said...

Lovely card simple but very pretty Jean Z xx

Jean Johnston said...

Simple maybe, but very effective. I really like this card. I will be off to your great county next to see family in Oregon but thanks to technology I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations while I am away.

Christine Hussey said...

Oh yes, definitely like this one it's beautiful and adore the rose and bow. Have a great time at AP, hugs Christine H xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely simple card, can be used for many occasions. Enjoy Ally Pally, too far to travel from Scotland. Take care, Jess x

Jackie Calvert said...

Gosh, this is lovely, very effective.
Love Jackie C XXX Take care now.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the flower and ribbon xx hazel

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue, asimple but so beautiful card. I just love this stamp and it's on my wish list. I know I've said it before but many thanks again for sharing tour stunning art works and giving us so much inspiration.

Love Sheila xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful - what more do I need to say. Wish my flowers looked like yours as well!

Theresa said...

Simply Beautiful

Diane Mortimer said...

Gorgeous
Diane from Glasgow

maxine said...

Stunning card x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Really lovely card and it looks so simple to make - bet it isn't when I have a go!!

Not be long now before you can have a rest.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card looks simple but the background and the stamp make it more intricate and elegant.
Alison x

Kate's Cards said...

Yet another lovely card!

Nurse Nelly said...

Hi Sue, that's a beautiful card. That is one of the nicest stamps I've seen. I think you used it for 'two colourways' which were fantastic. Hope u are not too exhausted. Love Danella xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, really love this card, it would certainly make the recipient feel very special!! Love Sam xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi sue
Love everything about this card , the stamped image is exquisite
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Hanneke said...

Wonderful! I love the white combined with the colors! Hugs, Hanneke

Jill Liddle said...

Simply beautiful Sue, just lovely.

Laura O said...

lovely card ,Laura O

salem said...

wow card love the design

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, I'm loving the simplicity of this card, looks so stunning. Less is more in this case. Colouring in the detail is so beautiful, and the rose just finishes it off! I have used your tutorial for making the rose and works every time. Have a lovely time at AP. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Jean Cockburn said...

Morning Sue, I LOVE this card so simple yet very elegant, I love the colours on the stamped frame,so beautiful. Have a good time at AP,(unfortunately I live to far away to attend) xxx Jean

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue, I love everything .. almost...(maybe you know how I feel about bows :) )

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, hope you have a great time at Ally Pally.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely elegant card.

Leanne said...

Very elegant!

Aileen said...

Like this one a lot, the colouring is lovely!
hugs Aileen xx








Alice G said...

Totally beautiful- every element is stunning!

Hugs
Alice xx

Meg said...

Love the frame stamp, you make it sound so easy to make this card.

Margaret O
xxx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely card,the colouring in is lovely and I'm definitely going to try putting rock candy on my flowers as it looks great. I haven't had a play with the label 29 sets that I got from your shows!!! I have got too much new stash recently that I don't know what to play with first!! It's only because I couldn't make it to ally pally and used the money I had saved to buy the stash lol hope you have a lovely time and hopefully I will be able to go in September. Love Lesley x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a super card I love it, so crips and clean with such an interesting and eye drawing centre.
Do hope you are enjoying Ally Pally don't work too hard.
Margaret

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Another fantastic Sue Wilson creation. Just love the simplicity of this card. Hope you have a great time at the Ally Pally. Love your new embossing folders by the way. Can't wait until they are back in stock.

Ita said...

Hi Sue another wow card, love the colours and the rock candy on the flower is super,hope you are enjoying Ally Pally.
Smiles
Ita

sued99 said...

Very pretty.

Malou said...

Simply beautiful. I love it.

Howdy said...

Love this, Sue. The centre part is almost xmassy in its appearance. You've done it again!

bev.tooth said...

nice to see some colour stamping in your cards

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - beautiful - I agree classy, elegant and simple. are you have a great time at Ally Pally?
Val C xx

hollyberry said...

This card is just all loveliness.The colours,flower,stamping everything.Hope that you are having a lovely time at Ally Pally-maybe one day..

Helen VoG said...

Wow, I love this card. Beautiful stamp must take a look at this one.

Jeanne Longden said...

Good Afternoon,
What a lovely card, another one for the Albumn. So Elegant do you EVER make a duff card?

Have a nice time at Ally Pally.

deniseann said...

Hi Sue
"Classy" what more can I say.

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Suebak said...

Simply beautiful. x

Trish said...

Stunning and classy. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

teh sweeney said...

I love this! Received the card I won from you on C&C and all my Spellbinders today and can't wait to get playing :)

Thank you for being so wonderful x

Maria said...

Another fantastic card -I need that stamp xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a lovely elegant card
this stamp is definately for the
to get list.
Nancyd xx

carol e said...

Love the stamp on this one Sue and the rose is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful

Mol x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love the stamp you have used on this card it is so beautiful and could be used for any occasion. Thanks Carol x

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, stunning card today as usual. The folder looks beautiful. Mine arrived today and I was out so have to wait for them to be re delivered on Monday. Hope you having a gret tint at Ally Pally.

Love June
Xx

nannapat said...

Stunning as usual. Love that bow and rose, it really complements the design. Pat x

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue, it may not have lots of layering but sometimes less is more.

nikkib said...

elegant and beautiful, couldnt want for more in a card x

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a stunning card, just beautiful .... xx

fame01 said...

yes simple but effective i really like it loving the shows up to now i have them recorded . keep up all the stunning work you do sue to inspire us all . hugs sarah ..xx

fame01 said...

yes simple but effective i really like it loving the shows up to now i have them recorded . keep up all the stunning work you do sue to inspire us all . hugs sarah ..xx

Jan Ltc said...

What a wonderful card Sue. Another stamp I need lol! xx Jan

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, love this card, it is simple and beautiful. Have a great weekend. Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Marion Bull said...

Gorgeous again Sue, more for my wis list!!
Thank you

Marion xx

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Love your bows & the extras you add to them ;-) the layers & embossed areas work well. I like the die & enjoy using stamps with the dies now (I have loads!). The one you've used is pretty. I love swirls & patterns best though. Claire x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Love the rose Sue, thanks for putting the tutorial on for us. Really lovely card.

melody said...

Hi Sue, very pretty, have a great time at ally pally. Hugs Melody xxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A really lovely card.

Diana

Maggie said...

Delightful. A masterpiece of a card with just the right amount of embossing and colouring. xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous and different card from you today Sue, it's lovely and as you say so simple, love the colouring in of the stamp, thanks for all your inspiration xxxx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Sue this is a very elegant card and I love every aspect of it. Thanks for taking time out to post these inspiring cards Kathy xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a classy elegant card just love it!
Hugs Jean D

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

We saw you at Ali-Pali today and you looked very well. I got some crafty stash from your stand.

Hope you have a lovely visit with your mom and family.

Safe journey there and back we will be waiting for you.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

katie-louise Sweetlove said...

A beautiful card I love it Sue.
I am not very good at fancy cards all layered up like you normally make but I feel I could achieve this card or one similar with a different stamp. I must get some more stamps, I loved the 'stamps to die for' range but wasn't able to afford them once is got the embossing folders of yours which I am eagerly awaiting. I will hopefully get some next time around.
Thank you Sue for your hard crafting. I hope you've had a good day at ally pally and have another good day tomorrow.
Best wishes from katielou sweetlove

Anonymous said...

Good evening Sue

Another stunning card as always.
Love the simplicity & combination of the stamp & die.
The messy bow & rose gives it that finishing touch, very elegant & beautiful.
Haze xx

Victoria said...

Very pretty card Sue, and a fantastic flower to finish it off!

Jacquie said...

Another stunning card Sue. It looks so lovely the stamp against the white.

Have a great time at Ally Pally.

Thank you for all the shows on create and craft recently, received my card today its taken pride of place in my craft room.

Love Jacquie J xxx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, hope you are keeping well and having a great time. Such a beautiful card...... the stamp is absolutely gorgeous! "Wow!" xx Love Karen xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue it was lovey to say hi in person at the Alli Palli I spent far too much on spellbinders dies so its bean's on toast for a month lol. Also loved the C&C shows you did.
Today's card is beautiful Sue as always love the colours very elegant hugs Lynda xx

Helen Barker said...

Very sophisticated looking card.
Helen x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, I love the Rose, going to give it a go. Hope ally pally going well wish I could be there x

Anonymous said...

It was great to speak to you at "Ally Pally" and to see your lovely cards. Thank you for your inspiration.
Veronique

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, this card is great - the focal point is enhanced by the lovely white background. Hope you've had fun at Ally Pally.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Sue!!!

4.308 seguidores e o candy quando vai ser o sorteio????

Beijos e tenha dias abençoados e iluminados

Vick said...

wow Sue, another 'striking' card that has more beautiful rubber stamps and complimentary dies, I just love what is coming out from Justrite and Spellbinders at the moment, i'm in love with them all, lol, hugs Vick xx
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Eemeli said...

Great one. Fabulous embossing and I love the coloring.

Hugs, Eemeli

Gail said...

An absolutely stunning card yet again xx would make a beautiiful wedding card xx Gail T xx

darcydaydream said...

another stunner..x
Christine in Darcy

Glass Daisy said...

Beautiful, Sue.
Sonia x

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Gorgeous card, love everything about it!
No matter what you are using, you always create a thing of beauty!
Hope Ally Pally lived up to your expectation!
Enjoy the rest of your day
Lara xxx

Chantal said...

Love the flower on this card.
Hugs, Chantal S

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue!

I love the rose and bow embellishment, it's beautiful.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Leanne said...

Beautiful again!

Fuchsia said...

So Classy !

Vie Carter said...

Simply beautiful

Love this die

Vie
x

SUZYD said...

Very elegant card,love it.Suzyd x