Monday, 8 April 2013

Treasured Memory


 Good morning all!  I was going to put up a sneak peek today of tomorrows show samples, but my camera had other ideas and decided it needed to be charged.  So I will be taking pics of all my samples on Monday so I will be able to post one for you on Tuesday.  I will try to pick out one that uses my new A4 embossing folders on it as, yes, they are on the shows tomorrow.  I am very excited about them and really hope that you like them as well.  There are six new designs in all, but I will tell you more in tomorrows post.  For today, I picked one of the cards that I really love from the March 4 Day Deal shows that I did.  I had planned on demoing this one, but the Vintage Florets sold out very quickly.  I started with a piece of dark peach card and stamped my sentiment in the upper middle area in black archival ink.  I used the Rye Flourish stamp and a clear perfect medium pad to add watermark areas around the edge.  I cut one of the Decorative Oval Window from Heartfelt Creations, nipped out the cross bar in the centre and added some foam mounting to the back and positioned it over my sentiment.  I cut one of the Decorative Lace Borders in milk card and cut the lattice area so it was separate from the rest of the border.  I backed the lattice piece with a strip of milk card and added foam mounting pieces to the back.  I mounted the border in two pieces at the bottom of the card, tucking the cut end under the lattice strip piece.  Next I cut several of the Vintage Floret in varying sizes in milk card, enough so I could make five flowers.  I stamped the pieces by inking the stamp and pressing the die cut to the stamp.  I used Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet to ink the flower pieces to match the background card.  I assembled the flower using the exact directions in my Blossom Five Full Flower tutorial the the top of the blog.  I made one large, one medium and three smaller sized flowers and adhered them around my oval window.  I cut some leaves from the Bitty Blossoms set and added them to my flowers.  I added three pearls above my sentiment and pierced the edges of my card to complete it.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





164 comments:

Pam said...

A beautiful card today Sue and you are such a tease. Looking forward to your new shows.

Erica said...

GM Sue,
Great card. Love the oval window die.
Erica x

Heather said...

Simply lovely Sue really pretty flowers! I am still waiting for mine to arrive. I don't think anyone at Heartfelt realised how they would take off!

Looking forward to the shows
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it love it, gorgeous card Sue. xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
This is just stunning, I love it.
Your roses are so beautiful, I make these for most of my cards but love you have done with yours using the stamp over them.
Really looking forward to seeing the new Folders these will be a must for me.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning sue. Lovely again. I bought the aster instead of the florets and can't stop playing with them. The florets do look good. Maybe that will have to be my next purchase. Xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is really a clever card. I love the flowers that extra stamping just makes them pop. Looking forward to your shows...

lalkygirl said...

wow what a stunning card ...i must have that flower die..it is wonderful.I am your newest follower too,
cant wait to see the new embossing folders
happy crafting
Tracey rogers xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, I do love those flowers. Looking forward to seeing your new things tomorrow xx

Pauline99 said...

Love today's card didn't get those flowers quick enough but I have the other die so might have a go at that one, hope you get these dies back in I really love them.

I've had a peek at tomorrow's show and the items are up there ( no pictures yet but I'm stalking it) and I doing the happy dance. I see the embossing folders and nicely priced as well. Plus some dies I've been after and was hoping you would bring so I can see what you do with them.

My day will be clear so I can watch plus record and pennies saved for the items I need.
Can't wait.

Keep up the great work.

All the best Pauline

tracy w said...

Hi sue what a beautiful card can not wait till tomorrow I've been looking at the new stuff also thanks tracyw x

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card to start the week of. I love the flowers and am in the process of doing some myself at the minute although they don't look half as good as yours, lol.

I'm so excitied to see your new A4 embossing folders, I just wish I had a grand calibur!

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Eemeli said...

The flowers are stunning!

Hugs, Eemeli

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, love that border and those flowers are gorgeous. New folder? What a joy you are a tease, just wetting our appetite.

Wilma x x x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
what a beautiful card - but then, so are all of them! Have held out so far, but these vintage florets look so much more friendly than the tattered blossoms ones........
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE WHAT YOU'VE GOT FOR US IN YOUR NEW DESIGNS......... will it be stamps designed by your goodself as well as embossing folders??
Hugs, Rose

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card to start the week I was lucky to get the flower dies and I love them , can't wait to see what's on the shows tomorrow.
Hugs
Jean D

kimberley said...

Another beauty Sue.....really looking forward to the shows...pity the bank account is empty!!take care,x.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. It's lovely to see your cards with all the flowers. Am away at the mo and wifi not too good here so will have to wait until home before seeing your shows, no doubt everything will be sold out by that time. Have fun. SueL

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card, brilliant flowers! Can't wait for tomorrow's show.
Gail Cx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is so lovely. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

Anonymous said...

LMabexovely card again Sue, looking forward to your shows as we all are. I expect to see new bloggers after you show...nearly into the next 100 already...no surprise there!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Great card, and the sentiment is lovely. I just love those flowers. Hope all goes well for you tomorrow and the rest of the shows. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I haven't got these dies but they are on my I need list. I love what you've done with them on today's card. Looking forward as usual to your shows, but I bet you won't be doing all the planned shows because everything will sell out fast lol.
Hugs x
HeatherT

Carole Z said...

Good Morning Sue, I love everything about this card, the colour is gorgeous and so are the flowers. Looking forward to the shows and hopefully saying Hello at Ally Pally at the weekend! Carole Z X

mell said...

very nice lovely colours stunning as always x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - got most of the kit to try and replicate this - love those flowers - it's a must try!
Rgs
Clare W

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card, the flowers are stunning. Looking forward to tomorrows shows. Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

hollyberry said...

Lovely card -shame you didn't get to demo it.Love the flowers-you need to bring back the dies!

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful.i love the dies , especially the lattice border.

Maryann said...

A very very beautiful card here too Sue. It´s sooo beautiful and well made as ever.

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the lace border. Looking forward to your shows this week so good luck and knock 'em dead :-) Maddy x

lainey said...

those flowers look amazing Sue!! lainey x

Anonymous said...

I missed out on these flowers when they were shown and I think they are beautiful. Hope to be able to buy some soon. This is a very striking card Sue and I love the colour. YvonneMayxx

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi sur
I love the fretwork and the flowers are stunning ! I must try that myself
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, love the peach card, adore the florets flowers, and loving the beautiful border and the oval frame (I used that yesterday on a Get Well Soon card).
Soooooo looking forward to the sneak peaks.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. beautiful card. I have both these dies and don't use them nearly enough.

Val in Spain xxx

Marleine said...

Hi Sue ,

Beautiful card. Love the flowers.

Looking forward to shows. X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card.. I love it

xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the flowers and the colours you have used, so pretty.
Lydia
X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Loving the colour palette and layout of this card.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, particularly like what you've done cutting up the border die. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Beverley W

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful sentiment and a beautiful card. Christine xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card i do like these dies that you have used. Looking forward to seeing what youve got for us tomorrow. Take care xx

Debs Artliff

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty. Love the look but haven't got the die so will try with something different. Really looking forward to tomorrow.
Love Jan x x

Marion Bull said...

Love this card, beautiful colourway and the flowers are just gorgeous. Thank you.

Marion x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Another fantastic card and a great way to start the week. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow but will be saving those pennies for Ally Pally.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lacelady said...

Ooh, nice card , but what a tease about the A4 embossing plates. Nice to know I only have to wait until tomorrow though.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today, Sue, great colours and layout, wonderful flowers.
Congrats on your card auctions, regretably didn't win any of my favourites so look forward to the next batch.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Love the card and have already ordered the embossing folders, glass beads and gliding wax from C&C.....cannot wait for the shows! Take Care Love michelle S xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and love the flowers ,would have liked to see how you did them .
Marion H

HiggiSue said...

Beautiful card Sue. I am a real sucker for flowers!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful soft and loving card and ideal for the times when it is difficult to find the words we need.
I love the colouring and you have used my favourite window - I don't know what I did before I bought this die. Lookig forward to tomorrow especially for the embossing boards.
Janet x

Sandybee said...

Another stunner Sue, beautiful layout and colours

xx Sandra

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, looking forward to your shows have them set to record.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Sandra F said...

It's beautiful Sue. xx

Hanneke said...

Stunning! I love those flowers, they look fantastic! Hugs, Hanneke

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card your flowers are stunning wish I could make them like that. Love that large border die so elegant.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

gwen70 said...

Simply gorgeous Sue, those flowers really are beautiful

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the flowers, my weakness and the colours are just beautiful. Will be watching tomorrow.

Love. Rosemarie xx

PatC said...

Hi Sue - love this card, looks really classy. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

I love this lattice die ,and those flowers are beautiful

Elaine H X

sarah hyett said...

A super card Sue I love the colours and especially love the flowers. X

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, Great card today, i love the flowers though and will be attempting to make some later. Can't wait for tomorrow night to see what you have for us! It's like waiting for Christmas! I hope you have a great day hugs Sonia x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card and I love those flowers. I love the idea of stamping the flowers, more realistic.
Audrey x

maxine said...

Morning Sue another very pretty card x

Annie said...

Lovely card, Sue. Can't wait to see the new stuff! Happy Monday all. Hugs Annie

hotpotato said...

I just love these flowers. Looking forward to C&C shows, but looking forward more to seeing you demo at Ally Pally on Saturday.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the card today. Your flowers are always fabulous and these are no exception. I wish I' d bought these dies but got the asters instead which I do love. Looking forward to the shows.

Victoria said...

LOVE the flowers, great close ups. I'm so looking forward to your shows and the new A4 folders. Best of luck. xx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THIS CARD MADE SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR MY MUMS MOTHERS DAY CARD.
LOVELY SUE. X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I have programmed in your shows over the next couple of days (although I can't record unfortunately!!) This card is gorgeous and I'm so excited about your shows, not sure if I have spare money to spend, but hey when does that stop me!!! Love Sam xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Jan

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, love the background and the beautiful flowers. Looking forward to your shows
Hugs
Carol x

Janice K said...

A beautiful card, love the flowers. Sue you're such a tease-can't wait to see your embossing folders!! x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, how do you do it! All ready for tomorrow's shows, I hope C&C and IW have lots and lots of stock. Take care, Jess x

loftylass said...

Morning Sue - love the card. So hoping you have the Floret flowers on your shows..... I love the 1 A4 embossing folder I have (use it loads!) so I'm sure I'll be wanting more!! I'll be watching...
Hugs
Heather W
X

Cornish Emma said...

Lovely card and colours. Emma

Jean Z said...

Just love the florets so beautiful nice card Sue love Jean Z xx

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the flowers especially, they are so pretty. Must remember to record the shows

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card. The flowers look stunning when they have been stamped. As I am laid up getting over a knee replacement op, I am glued to the TV at the moment! I would much rather be at my desk. So I am looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, the vintage florets are lovely. Thanks for the tip to die cut first then press onto inked stamp - saves a lot of time, frustration and the need for a mask!

Hugs, Belinda. X

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue stunning flowers. Looking forward to tomorrow xx hazel

Jackie Calvert said...

I love the flowers, sympathy cards are very difficult to do, this sentiment is spot on.
Love Jackie C

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Good morning Sue, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US? You tease!!! And breathe. Anyway, back to today's card. What a stunning card, I'm loving the flowers, I have followed your tutorial for these and they are beautiful, and work every time. I couldn't get any of these die's or stamp's this time and I'm gutted, hopefully soon! Seeing the result's are just stunning. Can't wait till tomorrow night's POD. I'm not going to miss this one! Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Anonymous said...

Sue
A truly beautiful card and the sentiment is lovely - its so difficult to know what sentiment to put on a card for certain occasion.
Looking forward to your shows.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card this morning and such lovely words with it. Love the flowers too.

Love Sheila xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very pretty. Looking forward to watching your shows tomorrow.

Clare x

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the flowers and the sentiment. It would make a lovely sympathy card which sometimes I find hard to do.

Phi said...

Gosh those flowers are beautiful.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card today Sue. Once again a masterpiece from you. Can't wait until tomorrow as your teasing us again.Six new A4 embossing folders wow.

Hellma said...

Great card. Love the oval window die.

Diane Mortimer said...

This is really pretty, i like that you watermark with the clear ink, the flowers are gorgeous and I love the lattice die, I have to get it!
Diane from Glasgow

nannapat said...

Love those roses Sue, they are perfect. Looking forward to your shows and seeing the new A4 folders. Pat x

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,

This is so very pretty. I love the colours and vintage florets - the overall effect is girlie gorgeousness!

Sue

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous card the flowers are particularly beautiful. Cant wait till tomorrow :) Hugs xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, great card have all
these dies and stamps you have used
so definately trying this one and
love the colours you have used.
Nancyd xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card today, The flowers are gorgeous, a pity C&C sold out so quickly, I have ordered elsewhere. Did manage to get the Rye Flourish stamp and love it.
Looking forward to the shows.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card Sue. Looking forward to the p.o.d. tomorrow.

Diana

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab, love those flowers

CraftyJo said...

Those flowers are gorgeous - love the look of them in the close-ups.

Fuchsia said...

Wow I am really loving those vintage florettes
such a stunning card x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A really stunning card, am loving the Vintage Florets and the colour is gorgeous. I wasn't a fan of the Decorative Lace die when it first came out - but the more I see it and the way you bring it to us - I now know that I NEED this die!
Looking forward to seeing your new embossing plates, hope you will be able to bring some to Ally Pally.
Looking forward to the shows and to stoping by and say hello on Saturday.
All the best, Brenda Lel

fame01 said...

hi sue i am awaiting my arrival of my stamps and dies of the vintage florets i love them and took your word for it off the shows that these would be what you would buy if you had to make a choice. cannot wait for the shows got them all on record which i will watch after my op laid back on the sofa with a cuppa no doubt i will feel loads better after watching them lol.. thanks sue your one true inspiration the card by the way is beautiful.. hugs sarah ..xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. Gorgeous flowers.

nikkib said...

You're using my fave die, Vintage Floret, love love love that die, gorgeous... what a lovely sentiment too..... looking fwd to tomorrow and wednesday's shows..... x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card and like all your other followers am excited about tomorrow.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card as always today !! I love the flowers. I really like the colours you have used to. I can't wait to see the shows tomorrow night. Hope to see you at Alley Palley on Saturday. Lots of love Tres. X x x

Malou said...

Great card! Love it.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card the flowers really add to the wow factor. Can't wait to see what you do on your upcoming shows.
Alison x

Maggie said...

A simply amazing card with such a different choice of colours. Oh it's silly to wish the days away, but I am so looking forward to seeing the shows in the next few days. All the best. xx

Paper Junkie said...

I just happen to have everything to make this lovely card. Really looking forward to your shows Sue - got the recorder at the ready! X

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. gorgeous flowers.
Margaret L

ginny c said...

Beautiful card love the flowers colours are gorgeous

Carol Yates said...

Good lunchtime Sue, another stunner. Can'y wait for your shows tomorrow.
Carol.x

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and oh those flowers, I love them.
Hugs Christine H xx

Gail said...

Beautiful card - I was lucky enough to get the floret stamps & dies so I will be making my 'take' on this xx Gail T xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue love the card the flowers are stunning,love the effect that the stamping gives them.It is very exciting for you to have new embossing folders to interduce on your show,I am sure they will be fantastic ,like all your work.
Good luck with the shows,I have the recorder set.
Smiles
Ita

Brakkers said...

Love those flowers today and how you have given them your special treatment. Can't wait to see your A4 embossing folders as only have one A4 one so far and they are great when you have to make large cards such as leaving cards.

Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Carol Morgan said...

How lovely!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card so nice, all the colours work well together.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Helen VoG said...

Lovely card the flowers are beautiful.

howdy said...

yummy flowers, Sue. love the colour use too.

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I wasn't keen on the vintage florets when they were first demo'ed but as usual you have managed to make me want them. Looking forward to seeing your new embossing folders. It is a beautiful card, the colourreminds me of walking through the Autumn leaves.
Sonia x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Have been using the vintage florets on all my cards since I bought them on the 4dd but none are as beautiful as yours!! Looking forward to your shows tomorrow
Best wishes, Pat

Meg said...

Wasn't sure about this card at first but the more I look at it the more it grows on me.

Margaret O
xxx

lou said...

WOW .....what amazing flowers really cool love the colours xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, another beautiful card, can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow! Hope it is not too tempting or I will have no money left for Ally Pally! Love Jean xxx

bluebell said...

hi sue love your flowers. will be whatching tusday night at 9pm. love bluebell-flowerwood.

Sandra said...

Sue, oh you are a tease!! Can't wait for tomorrow nights shows, will be glued! I wonder how quick we will have sell outs!!
Hope you got everything in time!
Gosh you have a very busy week ahead.
Crafty hugs
Sandra x

Jill Liddle said...

This is a lovely card. I really like those flowers.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. I didn't buy the Vintage Florets as I have various flower dies but I think that was a mistake, they look so good. Looking forward to seeing A4 embossing folders as this is something I would like to get to save fiddling around with extending smaller ones.
love from Jackie D

Oksana said...

Beautiful Sue and really looking forward to the shows!xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and love the gorgeous sentiment and those flowers are fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

karenlotty said...

The flowers are lovely Really like the colours you've used Am going to record the shows but as I'll be at work I expect to miss out on products coz they'll all be sold out by the time I get home boo hoo!

Vie Carter said...

Really love the layout of this card and the colours are fantastic, they work so well together

all in all another great card

Vie
x

Jane said...

Love the flowers and colour on todays card.

Jane xx

Susan White said...

What a beautiful card and sentiment today - wonderful colour combination too! Will have to record the shows and watch when I'm less busy, but I always prefer that as I can rewind to learn all the hints and tips you share!!!

Thanks, Susan

Aurora said...

Love the florets and colour combo. Looking forward to the shows and I'm now popping off to see if they have any of your new items to view on the C&C website.
Dawn x

Anonymous said...

The flowers are just gorgeous Sue.
Can't wait until tomorrow to see those A4 embossingplates.
God bless
JanNxx

cebelica said...

These flowers are wonderful. Great card. Hugs! xx

Suebak said...

A lovely warm card. x

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Sue and just so love those flowers. Stunning
x catherine

Joanne K said...

Hi, another pretty card. Looking forward to tomorrows show. Good luck and have fun. Kind regards Joanne K x

Trish said...

Fabulous card, Sue. I was fortunate to get those flowers dies and stamps and they're as good as you said. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

magpie said...

A gorgeous card again today Sue. Just love the swirl stamp, oval window die and the flowers. Stunning colours. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow! xx Love Karen xx

Laura O said...

beautiful card ,love the colours used andthe over all layout of this card .Laura O

Leanne said...

Great card. Love the flowers

Brenda Hanlon said...

Lovely card Sue, look to tomorrow

Margaret said...

Good evening Sue
Truly beautiful so looking forward to all the shows hope all goes well.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, hoping to catch you tomorrow!

mol x

cmu said...

Great card - love the flowers.

Fieldsend said...

Evening Sue, Great card and love the flowers they are divine. looking forward to tomorrow.

Love June
xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a stunning card.

salem said...

beautifull love flowers

Sue Parish said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I love it.
Looking forward to the shows,
Sue xx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card, and such beautiful and effective flowers. Love them.
I'm so looking forward to your shows the comming days. Several days ago I put a notification in my phone to remind me of it :)

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Christine B. said...

Beautiful card , love the flowers. I have the stamp and cut my flowers out with scissors. I will try the bud effect next time I use it. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs x ChrisB

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Wow, that's such a Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the flowers, they are absolutely beautiful and I love they colour of them.

I'm looking forward to seeing the shows.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Alice G said...

Just adore the vintage floret dies and the stamps make them look so real. Beautiful card! Very excited about the shows have my box set to record them all!

Hugs
Alice x

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Jane said...

Such gorgeous dies Sue and a gorgeous card. Looking forward to the shows x

lynda said...

Love love it Sue beautiful card love the colour 's Hugs Lynda

cmu said...

The flowers are simply gorgeous. Thanks Sue.