Friday, 12 April 2013

You Made My Day

 Hi Crafty friends!  A bit of a guy card today, but always useful I think.  I started with a striped piece of decorative paper from Graphic 45 as my background.  I cut two strips of card for accents on the side, one from some Teresa Collins papers and the other one just out of black card.  I used an embossing folder to give the black strip texture.  I cut forks into the ends of both and taped them to the side of my background.  I cut the large Ornate Square die out of the copper core black Engraving board. I used the smaller die in the set to actually cut it into a frame.   Using a fine sanding block, I sanded the black off to reveal the copper core on some of the die cut.  I strategically added foam mounting to the back and mounted it in a diamond formation on my card.  I stamped the Happiness Ornate Square stamp by justrite on to the same paper I used for one of my strips.  I hand cut around the inside edge of the design to make an interesting mat for the centre of my focal element.  I stamped my sentiment on the matching paper from my background and cut it out with Vintage Labels Two by Justrite stamps.  I inked it lightly with black soot to create a shadow for my sentiment and mounted it in the centre of my frame.  I used the smaller die in the Ornate Square set to cut an accent piece out of the engraving board.  I lightly sanded it to show the copper centre and glued a button (from my stash) on it.  I added it to the top of my strips in the upper corner of the card.  I used two of the victorian metal corners and covered them with clear perfect medium.  I used copper embossing powder to change the colour on them and glued them in the corners of my card to the right.  Since the background was a bit dark, I added a white mat to lighten it up a bit and finished with a double black pierced mat.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7" in size.  All for now, Sue x



















185 comments:

Pam said...

Great guys card - love that die

Cee Bee said...

HI Sue, love the colours on this card, getting in touch with my darker side again. THe dies are just gorgeous. Thanks again for the inspiration.

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

tracy w said...

Hi sue great male card love the colours thanks Tracy w x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Adding that small white border really lightens it doesn't it. I will remember that, thank you. Take care.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Adding that small white border really lightens it doesn't it. I will remember that, thank you. Take care.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a great card i love the colour that yiu have used. I do like this die when ive got a little cash i will have to get this one. Have a great weekend. Take care xx
Debs Artliff

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Brilliant guy card - love the etching board gives great contrast and texture. Great tip about the white mat to lighten.
Love the dies a definite want.
TFS
Amanda x

Phi said...

Love the colours on this one. The large ornate square looks stunning with the copper coming through. Fab card Sue.

SandytheRed said...

Hi again Sue, not been able to go on the laptop due to illness. Love this card it is so rich with the black and golds. You are so talented, but willing to share your talent with us,thank you big hugs Sandy

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
I really like this card and the two accent pieces are clever. This would make a wonderful card for the guys. Nice job

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is an amazing card. I love the button and the two accent banners. Cool

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, great man card. Love the colours. Have a great weekend. Sally x

Anne Crawford said...

Watched you demo this card and absolutely loved it , a super idea for gents.
I love the dies and the copper core paper brilliant!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fab card, love it. Thanks for all the ideas. Bx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the design and colourway and the effect from the engraving board. Another must-try!

'P' in Wales

sonja said...

Normally not a fan of dark cards, but the white mat makes all the difference and makes me want to try this out. Also really like the two strps, makes a great layout. Once again a fab card, thanks for sharing xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I've got a couple of guy cards to do soon, so this might just be the one they get! It's still ornate but still masculine somehow - must be the colours - amazing how different looks can be achieved by changing colours and a few embellishments. Cant make Ally Pally - but would have loved to have met you in person - perhaps next year.
Rgs
Clare W

MRS DUCK said...

Good mornin Sue and everyone. I love the colours on this card. In my half awakeness,I thought you meant you had cut out the ornate square shape by hand lol ! Then I rubbed my eyes and re-read it.
Email from IW,my elegant labels four are on their way. . . Yippee. X

Jane said...

Great to see a male card Sue...Love these colours. Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally tomorrow. ...so excited as I have never been before x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely ornate card. The die looks so right. X

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I thought this card was stunning when you demo'd it on the shows. The copper board, what a brilliant idea. Really like this die. Wish I was going to Ally Pally, I have a very long shopping list at the moment, but other things must be dealt with first, hopefully.
Have a great time at Ally Pally.
Michelle(happy2craft)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I don't make many dark coloured cards but I like this one for the males in our lives.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

kimberley said...

Love the format of this card but not sure about the colours,take care,x.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I was not so sure about this card when I first saw it, but I have to say it is growing on me now. Love the Victorian corners.
I can't make Ally Pally, enjoy your time there!
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Quite a different card for you and I like the style but I am struggling with the colour combo and NO RIBBON! What is that about! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Tracie Carmody said...

So gorgeous xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue Great guy card! Love the colours! Enjoy Ally Pally! Unsure if I can make it yet but will try. Hugs Annie

TDQ Karen said...

Great to have some cards for the guys love the colours and the layout, some great ideas xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Great men's card. I agree the white mat elevates the card otherwise would have been a bit too dark for me. Have a great time at Ally Pally, will be thinking of you wishing I was there too. Happy weekend everyone.
Love Jan x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Love, love, love, this card, the colours are so rich and decadent, the die-cuts are beautiful, love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Another amazing card. You definitely "make my day"
Love the forks on the two strips of card and great that you've embossed them.

Val in Spain xxx

mell said...

deffo a male card very grand and the colour is great. has given me inspiration as I have lots of card that are very similar in colour that I dont use so after seeing this I might just try xx

melanie said...

Great card for the men this dies is becoming my fav so much can be done with it .Melanie

mell said...

deffo a male card very grand and the colour is great. has given me inspiration as I have lots of card that are very similar in colour that I dont use so after seeing this I might just try xx

Helen said...

This is a great card for a man. I love the engraving board xx

Jenny wren said...

Good morning Sue, you have certainly "made my day" another beautiful card. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Jenny x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great male card, I love the engraving board and love that button! Love Jean xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

A very striking card. I have that die so I might use the design for Father's Day cards. Enjoy Ally Pally, I wish I could be there. Thanks Jackie

lainey said...

that die looks stunning Sue!! love the colours too. lainey x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Great man card, I do like the darker cards.

Donna Jones

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the mix of shapes, fab colours

sarah hyett said...

A fabulous card for men, love the colours and the dies. X

maxine h said...

Ooooooohhhhhhh my favourtie die today, I can't stop using this one its soooooooo very pretty.
I've used it for wedding invites, birthday cards etc but not yet on a guy card, but I love it on this card. I must buy some of the engraving board and give this a go! Thanks Sue.
Love and hugs, Max xx

PatC said...

Great card will definitely be giving this one a go - thanks for the inspiration Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Like the colours used here the board looks great. Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally.
Beverley W

Carol Yates said...

Morning Sue, a great male card. enjoy your day.
Carol.x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a wonderful card for the awkward (male)population we have to cater for. I love the colours and the simplicity of the format. Couldn't it be used for many occasions too not just the bdays.
Have a good weekend - unfortunately I am far from Ali Pally but perhaps one day you will be in Yorkshire.
Janet x

Audrone Padervinskaite said...

Lovely card.I think it is unisex. both genders should be happy to receive it.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous Male card really like the colours. That engraving board is just fabulous I can see all manner of uses for it. Love the striped background I have those corners and I used them on a vintage card and coloured them with embossing powder they are great.

Have a good weekend at "Ally Pally" would love to be there but it is too far.


Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Victoria said...

I love the forked strips - I've 'borrowed' that idea on a few of my cards and it's so effective. Also love Theresa Collins' papers. Lovely card Sue. Thank you.

Marion said...

Hi Sue not sure about this one ,agree its a man's card but think it's a bit dark.
Marion H

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Great to have some ideas for a male card these are the ones that are the most testing to make. Come to think of it just like the males themselves sometimes!
Great card thank you.
Margaret

Heather said...

Hello Sue

With no internet you are going to be reading comments for hours when you get back! LOL!

Lovely to have another card for men and I love the ornate squares dies but I know I have more than enough so I won't be getting this one I am trying to may better use of what I have and using up my stash more effectively.

It is madness the stuff I have that has not been used so that was my new year resolution to look at what I had and use it. Create from stock!

Your embossing folders and the last two sets of spellbinders were my last for while. :) But I NEEDED them didn't I? :)

Jan.moogie said...

Love the copper core card Sue and the cards not half bad either,xx

hollyberry said...

Wonderful card for anyone who isn't in to frills and bows as well as a male card.Love it.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card today, suitable for anybody with a change of colour.
Enjoy Ally Pally wish I could be there.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

Great card for the fellas this one Sue, love the colours and that gorgeous die. Brilliant

Anonymous said...

Just love the look and the colours of this card. Can't believe the ideas you come up with! So looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow. YvonneMayxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Great male card today. Change the colours to softer ones & it could be a female version. Really like the engraving bord too.

Marion Bull said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, lovely colours. Wonderful as usual

Hugs
Marion

maxine said...

Stunning card sue

Julia Watts said...

Love this card! Julia xxxx

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue

This is one of my favourite cards - I do like dark cards and will be using this as a template for my husband's birthday card. Hopefully the dies will arrive today or tomorrow and I can crack on with it.

Thanks and have a good time at Ally Pally.

Christine
x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Another masterpiece from the House of Wilson.... Still catching up on the shows but your demos are amazing

xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Another masterpiece from the House of Wilson.... Still catching up on the shows but your demos are amazing

xxx

Bosquie said...

Stunning card and so suitable for a man's card.XX

Sandra F said...

It's lovely Sue.

Alice G said...

I remember you making this with Dean & I think it's just gorgeous I don't have this die set but I'm definitely gonna try to make something similar for my nephews 30th birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs
Alice x

Carol S. said...

Another great card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, love the forked strips on this card. It's the OH's birthday on Monday and I will be making a card so this card is perfect timing for me!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi sue
Love this for a change , its very halloween
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Love this card! Saw you demo this one, I have ordered that board, but haven't used it yet, as it is quite precious! Hope all goes well at AP Lots of love Sam xxx

Clare said...

Great mens card, love the colour combination you've used.

Clare x

Izzwizz said...

I loved that engraving board so much I had to buy some. Love the frame! Have a great time at ally pally Sue, maybe we'll see you in Belfast some day - don't be put off by the news, it's a beautiful country here in Northern Ireland and the natives ar very friendly, plus we have some great hotels! Maddy x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Great male card and love the colour scheme.

Love June
xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great male card, super colours and the dies are just to die for! Take care, Jess xx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love it!
I like how you take the centre out of cards and then add the sentiment!
I think I need the metal and the corners Sue!
LoveMarg

Maryann said...

A really stunning men´s card here Sue, I just love it. You´re always sooo inspiring every time.
Hope you´re enjoying the shows, where you are this week-end, such a shame you never visit our countries to make some demo´s LOL.

hotpotato said...

Lovely card...one more sleep to Ally Pally!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, love this the colours are fabulous and love the aged black card. Emma

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card, love the etching board looks great Jean Z xx

Jackie Calvert said...

This is one brilliant card, and one I shall try to emulate, will have to be with different dies though, I'm still out of pocket after my last spending spree!
Take care now, Love - Jackie C XXX

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, I agree this is a great card for men and one that I can see myself using. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! x

Erica said...

gm Sue,
Great guy card. Love it!
Erica x

nannapat said...

Great card Sue - I love the detail on the square dies, they're beautiful. I now need some of the engraving board - I saw the demo on C&C and I think it gives a stunning effect. Pat x

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, great card for men, love the colours. Enjoy Ally Pally this weekend.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely male card Sue. Will definitely be using this one as inspiration thanks.
Sue x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Fab male card, love the copper colour on this card. The white background certainly lightens up the card. Must try putting banners on my cards.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Your Guy card is great , whats more i have one to make today ,so you have saved me a lot of time thinking of colours design etc .

Just hope mine turns out as good as yours

Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
I don't know why I resisted getting this die for so long - This card is a fabulous guy's card (as well as a doll's).
Ordering the die NOW!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this male card and the engraving board gives a lovely effect. I found some in my grandson's toy box and liberated it.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Morning Sue, great card. The background paper, at first glance, looks like corrugated card. I'm loving the engraving card, gives a great effect. Brilliant card for a male as an alternative to the usual male cards, if that makes sense!! Just goes to show how the dies are so adaptable for either male or female. Have a lovely weekend, I no you will be at AP, wishing I was there. Crafty hug Debbie R xx

Jean Johnston said...

Very interesting - ornate but masculine too.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fab. guy card as
nattyboots said I also have a 70th
card to make for a friends husband
so this is ideal.
Nancyd xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue, gret card today especially for a male. Hope all is going well at AP, wish I lived closer would have loved to have been able to be there.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Late posting today, as others have said great mans card but I also think it could be for females. I have the corners but I love them so much I don't want to give them away lol. This embossing board looks fabulous I must get some.
Hugs x
Heather T

Frances Lane said...

Morning Sue, great man-card, I have ordered all the die packs from IW and can't wait for them to arrive and get started. Have only recently discovered your blog and will be making some of your inspirational cards x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, love the design and the colours are great. Would be a lovely female card too, hugs Christine H xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Great card, love it all, the colours and the dies
Audrey x

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, great card today and yeah it's definitely one for the guys. Brilliant techniques as always. Enjoy Ally Pally, I would love to get over to one of the shows sometime!

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant

mol x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant

mol x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Great masculine card, a little different from the norm. Have fun this weekend, you will need a good rest afterwards for sure. SueL

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue lovely colours and the centre die is just so gorgeous too xx hazel

Maggie said...

This is such a manly card with all those scrummy colours. Wonderful dies and the banners at the side add so much interest. Useful for all sorts of occasions. xx

Craftychris said...

Wonderful card! I love the use of the engraving board it looks gorgeous! Sorry I haven't been about lately xx

Felicie said...

Wow This card is absolutely stunning.
Greetings
Felicie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card showing us that even very decorative dies can be used for mens cards.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - me again - forgot to say earlier you mentioned in one of your shows that you'd made a flower with the fall out from the Grateful Lattice die using a blob of Pinflair Glue gel but that you'd left it at home - any chance if you have time (ha!) you could take a pic and post it on your blog before you depart for the US? I'd love to see it and have a go. Thanks
Clare W

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, could be great for a man. Love the colours.
Margaret L

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card Sue, and really nice to see the mixture of different dies being used.

Leanne said...

This is simply fabulous.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Another fantastic card. Love the colours

June x

salem said...

great man card

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A great male card. Love the rich colours and need to get some of the Engraving board. The Ornate Square die is fabulous. Have a great time at Ally Pally, wish I could be there.
Hugs June xxx

Ruthie said...

Awesome SUE just awesome

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Great card today very manly colours. Enjoy Ally Pally but don't work too hard( Impossible?)
Val C xx

Ita said...

Hi sue another stunning card and the copper is lush,great man card
Enjoy ally pally
Smiles
Sue

Sue B said...

Another great card Sue.

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a great male card and the white may works a treat by lifting the colour a bit,as I think it might have been a bit dark otherwise. Can't believe it but one of my potd,the elegant label 4 set, has arrived!!!! I guess that's what I will be playing with this weekend, I was hoping it would be you embossing folders that came first but I can't moan as this is the fastest delivery from c&c for ages!!! Kinda makes up for not being able to get to ally pally. Love Lesley x

Malou said...

Stunning card. Love the colour combination. X

howdy said...

lovely colours and perfect for the blokes.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
You made my day with this card, it is stunning.

Margaret O
xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
This is great for a guy. Love your choice of colour, paper and shapes! It's true - just as a black mat makes colours pop a white one has a brightening effect. So simple, but clever.
Sue

Helen VoG said...

Fabulous card Sue. I have a few nephews who have birthdays coming up so this is one for me to attempt.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I love this card, great all rounder for men.

Will see you tommorrow at Ali-Pali i am hoping to get some etch board among other things of course.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jacquie said...

Love the colour scheme on this, so different but stunning.

Thank you for answering my question on Create and craft Sue about the tan mat, great that you picked me out for one of your cards too, now cannot wait to receive it, it will take pride of place in my craft room. Thank you.

Love Jacquie J xxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Thankyou for giving me so much inspirition...I need to make a birthdat card for my hubby and this card had given me some ideas.
Thanks again Carol x

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Great card, love the colour scheme and every element! AS usual...put together so well!
It is indeed a great card for guys and ...for autumn!
Love it!
Enjoy Ali Pali!
Hope you've had a chance to have a well deserved rest before then!

Have a great day
Lara xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the button detail at the top of your banners and the colour combination , the white mat definitely lifts it.
Best wishes, Pat

Janice said...

Lovely card Sue. Janice x

foxyg said...

Great card. The ornate square is brilliant on the core card.

Laura O said...

great card ,love the copper core card .Laura O

Dee said...

Great male card Sue, please please hurry up and get more stock of your new A4 folders, I missed out on the first showing and they had all gone next morning.... Hugs Dee x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This card is just gorgeous !! Perfect colours for a mans card too. The ornate squares look fab !! I cannot wait until tomorrow to get to Alley Palley !! I have been waiting for such a long time. I am going to try and say hello to you but I Know how busy it is going to be !! Am looking forward to buying lots of crafty goodies and seeing my favourite crafters (you.) and hopefully seeing some demos and beautiful cards !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the dies are fab.
Thank you for the inspiration, Brenda Lel

Jan Ltc said...

Just perfect for a male card Sue. Hope you have a good weekend xx Jan

Jill Liddle said...

Another great card from you Sue. Love the colours. It would make a super guy card, but I think it would suit ladies too. Not everyone likes frills and ribbons.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Hanneke said...

Wonderful colors! I love the DP you used! Hugs, Hanneke

magpie said...

Love this card Sue. It certainly has the WOW factor for a mans card...why do they have to be so difficult?! I love the metal corners and how you've used the copper embossing powder. I have some of that too....somewhere...Anyway, love it all from the papers etc; and the colours are so wonderfully bright and zingy. You've brightened my day! It was also a nice touch of putting a piece of white card there to "lift" it all. Hope you're having a great time at Ally Pally and at the same time grabbing a bit of "you" time too! Take care Sue xx Love Karen xx

carol e said...

Stunning card Sue. A great male card that could be adapted for a lady. Love the copper effect

Suebak said...

Different and nice. x

Pinky said...

Some really inspirational (and easy!!) touches in this cars - thanks! And I just love the copper core card....I can feel my credit card cowering! Vicki

Pinky said...

Some really inspirational (and easy!!) touches in this cars - thanks! And I just love the copper core card....I can feel my credit card cowering! Vicki

nikkib said...

another lovely card Sue, the colours are masculine but could also be used for a girl and the dies are lovely as well.....

Jean Cockburn said...

Hi Sue, a fantastic card,I really love the black and bronze theme,I look forward every day to your next creation and I am never disappointed, thank you xxxx Jean

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great guy card as you say and always good to have inspiration for these.

Marianna Hammer said...

Another lovely card :)

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
what a beautiful male card you have designed this time.Any man would be pleased to receive this. thanks for sharing.
Sonia x

Susan White said...

Great idea for a male card Sue - love the stripy paper and colour scheme!

Thanks, Susan

sued99 said...

I saw this one on the TV. It still looks great!

lynda said...

Brilliant card yes would make a great man card Sue love the colour combo and the die set is lovely .
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at Alli-Palli
Hugs Lynda xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you combine colours, so imaginative
I would never have thought to mix orange, grey and black but they look great together and make a lovely man card x

jennywren1947 said...

Hi Sue love the card went in2 my local craft shop the Treasury in Kidderminster 2day, and they had the A4 Embossing folders bought the last 3. Pat said she had a load come in at the beginning of the week, and they went like wildfire, had 2 have them didnt I they looked lonely on there own lol. Hugs Chris x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love this card, my son also saw it and asked if I could do one for his dad for fathers Day. Endorsment indeed. Kathy xxx

Vie Carter said...

A great Men's card today

Will have a go and make one

Vie
x

catherine said...

Fantastic card Sue and looks so effective and great for a male card. Hoping to see you at the show
x catherine

Jane said...

Brilliant card today love the colour's.

Jane xx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love, love the card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW what a fabulous male card. Love the colours and the papers.

Enjoy your weekend at Ally Pally.

Hugs
Linda xxx

sam said...

hi, love this card have ordered some of this board so looking forward to doing this technic. As a new follower
i had a look though your old posts, so pleased lots of the cards have been made with dies i have and got lots of ideas, just not enough hours in the day, hope you are having a good time. x

Barbara said...

Lovely mans card, makes a nice change.

Joanne K said...

HI Sue, Great card and great colours. Have a great time at Ally Pally. Kind regards Joanne K x

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Another stunning card, loving the dies, colours, and the brilliant layout of everything.

Have a Great Weekend, even though it will be extremely busy and hard work.

Patricia xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

What a fabulous card Sue!

I love the effect of the sanded copper core embossing board, I am going to have to give that one a try.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card definately a male card,

Wilma x x x

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, really different colouring and I love the fish tail borders. Have a fab weekend at Ally Pally.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Anonymous said...

Love the colours and the design, late comment tonight. I see you're into the next hundred on your blog...no surprise there. Some more lucky people finding your blog. Mabex

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love this card great for male card and others in different colour tones, love the colours you have used.hope ally pally going well.
Hugs Jean D

Sue Parish said...

Fab card, love the colours.
Got my ticket and train tickets for Ally Pally but Mum (93 next week) has had a fall so I can't be there. Good news is that she has been given a new hip and is making great progress.
Have a super weekend,
Sue xx

Helen Barker said...

Love the colour combination,especially the copper core board.Will have to try it.
Thanks Helenx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

Diane Mortimer said...

Very pretty
Diane from Glasgow

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the dies you have used just not sure of the colours.Great for a guys card though.
Alison x

AnneRD said...

Lovely card Sue, great colours. Anne

selinei said...

love this card love the stamp gorg!! seline x

selinei said...

love this card, and especially this stamp this will be my next purchase xx seline x

Vivi Morais said...

I loved... A great guy's card!!

Vick said...

Hey Sue,

I just adore the effect that the 'scratch foil' board gives! I remember donkey's years ago buying the scratch board and actually following the lines to scratch out tigers or horses, I did one once in silver and it was a row of beautiful country cottages and a river flowing etc and it was beautiful and took pride of place on my wall for years after i'd had it framed. I would never have thought of the same product for our beloved dies and then when you showed it, I had a lightbulb moment and thought "Aha!!!" why didn't I think of that!!" amazing...and I would have thought it was way too thick to fit in the dies and cut properly, but I was wrong and its fantastic material, I love the look of your card its a masterpiece and I will definitely be buying some of this awesome material, Hugs, Vick xxx
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Fuchsia said...

Simply Gorgeous !

SUZYD said...

Love the colours you have used on this beautiful card.Suzyd x