Thursday, 2 May 2013

All Our Best Wishes

Morning everyone!  Filigree Delight for today and that it is!  I really enjoyed playing with this set and found a bunch of different ways to use it, but this was my favourite I think.  First off, I micro beaded my gold decorative paper for the background.  It was just a paper so I matted it to some soft gold card to make it more stable.  You can just barely see the fine pattern showing through the micro beads.  Next I cut two of the main die from the Filigree Delight set out of soft gold card, one with the inside oval die and one without.  I glued the one with the opening to a slightly larger piece of white card.  I placed the oval back inside the gold piece to cut out the exact area in the white backing piece.  I placed mounting foam on the back of it and set it aside.  Next I cut the other one at about 3/4 the way up.  I placed the small piece on the other side so the filigree areas were touching and placed a piece of removable tape on the back to keep them in place.  I peeled off the backing paper on the mounting foam on the frame and placed it atop the cut one so that the filigree area was offset to the left side.  Once I was happy with that , I peeled away the removable tape.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it with gold powder.  I cut it out with the Stately Circles die in the matching size.  I used mounting foam and placed it in the centre of the solid area in my focal element.  I tied a double bow out of white silky crush ribbon and added a heart Dazzler and pearl stick pins as embellishments.  I glued flatback pearls in the corners and paper pierced the inner mat of my double white mats to finish the card.  Great for an anniversary or wedding card!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x








177 comments:

Pam said...

Love this card, it is beautiful. The colours are gorgeous and the sentiment offset to show the lattice is genius.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This card is gorgeous, love the way you have offset the dies. Take care.

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card. Love the colour and composition...gorgeous!
have a great day
Lara xxx

Eemeli said...

Great color combo and I love the off-center placement of the sentiment.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Jan.moogie said...

A very clever use of these dies Sue and what a fantastic result. Another beautiful card.x

Jan.moogie said...

A very clever use of these dies Sue and what a fantastic result. Another beautiful card.x

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue well youve done it again what a stunning card i love it. I do like this gold card and it really shows off these dies. You are one talented lady sue you give us so much inspiration. Take care xx

Debs

kimberley said...

Absolutely stunning Sue.I saw you demo this card on one of your shows and loved it then.I think the way you offset the underneath of the card is very clever and shows the potential of this die set.The colours are beautiful also,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, What an inventive mind you have!! Are you related way back to Edison? The Wright brothers perhaps? lol.. Great card today, Thanks Sue. Mabex

Anonymous said...

A very opulent card today. Love this die set. Thanks for sharing.
JazzaC x

jacqui said...

Wonderful card Sue , so many ways to use the dies.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card, love the way you have off set the dies, you are a genius! These dies arrived on my doorstep yesterday, haven't had a chance to play with them yet though. Love Jean xxx

melanie said...

Stunning card love this .Melanie

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card. I like the way you have offset the sentiment. If I did that it would look as if I'd used too much glue and it had slipped :-)
Best wishes.
Mary x

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, this card is brilliant as alway. Love what you've done with the desgin of it. Have a great day Sally

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love this card, I think it is one of my favourites, the offset sentiment makes it look so different. Bx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the colours great design thank you Tracy w x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Yet another stunning card. I love the filigree dies, the off centered sentiments and the micro beads are always a winner, with the addition of a bow and beads. That's my kind of card. Love it :)

Kind regards

Tina x

Carole Z said...

MMM another real stunner, beautiful layout and love black and gold, Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

ooops sorry, early morning faux pas! Meant white and gold!! Carole Z X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love what you have done with this die, the colours and offset sentiment look great.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - this one has got the lot and I love it!
Rgs
Clare W

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful Sue ,this would look nice in a box rather than an envelope
Crafty hugs Rachel

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love this card! Great use of the dies.
Gail C x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love this design and the colours are stunning.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Like the off set idea -where do you get all your ideas from?
Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
WOW with the micro beads over the gold it looks like a nice sandy beach - just where i want to be.
The whole concept is divine - you are a genius.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I do love the soft gold card. Really like the way you have offset the dies so clever and looks so nice must try this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jackie Trinder said...

A truly beautiful card today. Your creations are just amazing. Jackie

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely. The filigree looks great in the middle and I would never have thought of offsetting the sentiment. The photo doesn't do the soft gold colour justice though. Xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, this is stunning, I love how you have done behind the aperture, that is genius, and looks really good, loving the colour combo, the soft gold really complements the white.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love this card and everything about it. The beading on the gold is gorgeous . These dies a just the bees knee's. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a clever use of these dies, I love the colour combo you never cease to amaze me.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card today. I love the filigree frame it is so pretty. Agree would be lovely for a wedding or anniversary. Soft gold is beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

maxine said...

Stunning card Sue its so pretty. I love the bow x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, yet again. Lovely colour combo and a very clever use of the dies, it looks fabulous, you never fail to amaze us.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card , love the offset sentiment with the filigree behind . Lol Lynne M x x x

Hellma said...

Hi Sue. This card is gorgeous.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, love this gold card and love how you have offset the sentiment. These dies are great.
Hugs
Carol xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is beautiful. Love the way the sentiment is offset.

Love Val in Spain xxx

TOB said...

Fab card.Love the offset in the centre, so inspiring. Thank You.xx

Anonymous said...

Unusual design, Sue, with the offset and it works so well. Lovely colour choice too.

'P' in Wales

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I saw this card on C&C and thought it gorgeous and I love the clever use of the dies

Sue xx

karenlotty said...

Like the idea but as someone has already said on my cards it wud look like the sentiment has just slipped! I don't hav these dies so found it awkward to understand the method Love it though & beautiful colours

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, what a beauty, love the way you offset the sentiment and the design is wonderful. You have hit the mark yet again.

Wilma x x x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours and how the circle is offset in the oval xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue - love the use of the filigree dies and the micro beads look brilliant on the gold paper. Not quite sure about the off-set sentiment although it does show off the filigree pattern underneath. YvonneMayxx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is stunning, guess I will get those dies out and play too. I appreciate your using dies I have. Love the card. Sunny in Kent.

jane said...

Morning Sue
I think this card is beautiful, just my type of card.
Take care

Jane Llewellyn

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very elegant and beautiful card for today Sue - Agree would be a fantastic wedding/anniversary especially a gold one. When I first saw the photo it threw me a little and you may laugh at this but I'm left handed and anything placed on the right hand side looks a little odd to me - on the left it's perfectly fine (I wonder how many left handers think like this?)but having said all that I truly love today's gift.
Janet x

lainey said...

love the offset look Sue!! lainey x

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. xx

snowqueen62 said...

Love this card Sue. Another wonderful creation.
Hugs Sue x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely card and that soft gold card makes this card look really expensive, the filigree delight die is lovely and I might just have to buy it!! Love Lesley x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the filigree and the off centre middle is very effective

Victoria said...

Lovely colours, soft gold is beautiful. My brain tells me that the focal point isn't centered, but my eyes are loving the fact that the dies are offset!!

trish from Wolverhampton xxx said...

Very Pretty. I've just had this die so will be having a play at the weekend with it. Crafty hugs.

Uta said...

Your card looks so beautiful. I love the colors and the dies are so elegant.
Hugs, Uta

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card love the gold and white, and a great use of the dies. But sorry to say I would have left off the bow I find it a bit overpowering.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Izzwizz said...

Morning Sue, I always love your gold cards and this one is beautiful. I bought that girgeouse filigree die set at the craft show but haven't had a chance to use it yet. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you are having a fab time, say hello to your Mum. Love Maddy x

Jan Caven said...

hi Sue
Beautiful card , although from another leftie I agree that the off centre part looks a little odd to me too. But saying that I still love the card. I NEED to get the soft gold card, I think it is beautiful.
Love Jan x x

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
I think this card is perfect for all special occasions its gorgeous and quite stunning to look at.
I didn't quite follow the description of how you put it together but that's just me!
The gold tones are so pretty and make for an elegant card.
Love the filigree die such an intricate design and stunning with it. Also love the muted design of the background paper that you microbeaded.

Hope you are having a great time.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove x

gwen70 said...

Great colours used on this one Sue , love the ribbon and the sentiment

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
This is such an elegant card, for that special occasion. Stunning. X

Cornish Emma said...

Beautiful card and design

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Such beautiful colours and sentiment , but to be honest i am not too sure about the off centre placement

Elaine H X

Jane said...

Just beautiful.

Jane xx

Granny Ado said...

Once again, another fabulous card.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Its really clever how you have done the 2nd gold die cut. I really had to look closely and for a good few moments to see where it could possibly be the same as the top die cut. This card has a totally different look because of your playing around with the shapes. Thank you once more for your clever design,
Take care
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Granny Ado said...
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Granny Ado said...

Another fabulous card.

I have a question.
I was watching the spellbinders on Create & Craft, the other week. The lady demonstrating the deep embossing folders, used little pots of 'stuff' to rub over and made it look like antique metal.
I can't remember what it was and can't find it on the web site.
Can you PLEASE tell me what it was?

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This is beautiful. I love the way you have offset the sentiment. As you say lovely wedding, anniversary crd

christine linnett said...

I need to make a birthday card for today and this one is just perfect x perfect as always for any occasion x hugs x Chris x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card, looked like linen on my laptop until I saw the close ups. Love the micro beads.
Audrey x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you've done the aperture.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Sue
It is delightful indeed. Love every bit of it. I don't have that wonderful die set but it is now on my ever growing wish list...
Thanks as always for your inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

MRS DUCK said...

I want this die set! I did a toss up last month and elegant labels 4 won. This month has to be filigree delight!
A wonderful card as usual Sue.X

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card once again.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Granny A, that was the cosmic shimmer gilding wax I believe.
Regards
Mrs Duck.

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card, can only agree with all the other comments you are genius!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely regal colour today. Just beautiful. SueL

Marion Bull said...

Another beautiful card, quite formal and elegant. Love this die set, ish list gets longer and longer. Thank you.
Marion x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card again, I love the offset sentiment. Take care, Jess

hotpotato said...

Must invest in this die.

Ann said...

Morning Sue hope you are well. Another stunning card, great combination.

Gail said...

Stunning again xx luv the offset sentiment xx Gail T xx

Sandybee said...

The soft cold card is so nice Sue and I do like the way the sentiment is off set

xx Sandra

Marianna Hammer said...

So lovely card this morning. Very special composition.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, an opulent looking card. I love the offset.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue. I saw you demo this lovely rich colour.must try. X

Jackie Calvert said...

Good morning Sue, This is a georgous card. Funny though, the gold shows mainly as beige on my screen, only showing as gold in parts of some of the close ups. It's stunning though, but I wish I could see it properly.
Love Jackie C XXX Take care now.

starcyl said...

You've done it again Sue, you always make me look at different ways to use my dies. Love this card and th idea of the off set sentiment.
Jenny x

sue said...

I love todays card,the offset circle is a great idea, thanks Sue

Helen said...

This is gorgeous, so sophisticated xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, what a different look to today's card. I'm loving the offset angle of the sentiment and die, very clever. Love the great colours too. Have a fab day, crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, this is a stunning card. I love the dies you've used and the colour scheme is perfect for this. Hugs Sonia x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
love the colour and the off center design, works very well. The heart dazzles are fab too .
Born agian spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Laura O said...

Morning Sue,This is a fantastic card .Love the colours and the way you offset the die undernesth.Laura O

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just loved this card when you demonstrated it on C&C, it's so different which i love,i have done yesterdays card but still find it difficult to emboss with the dies need instructions at the top of your blog love Jean Z xxx




































AnneRD said...

Another lovely design Sue. Anne

fame01 said...

Hi sue
well i like the card a lot would make a great card for a man without the bow though lol.. hugs sarah

Maryann said...

I simply love this one Sue, and it is definiotely one, that I´ll have to try and make after, as I´ve just got this die too he he. It´s gorgeous work hun.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great card. Like this die and the soft gold is really subtle.

loftylass said...

As you say Sue a gorgeous anniversary card. Love this die set and how you have offset the sentiment - very effective. tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Liked this card when you did it on telly, very oriental i think.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

hollyberry said...

Love the card and especially the gold colour.Just got these dies(for once!)-yeah time to play!

Carol H said...

Beautiful card, love your use of these dies.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card!

weefortune said...

Thanks for the Inspiration Sue I have this Die set but have not used it to make anything yet, tut tut. This has inspired me to get it out.

Hugs Elaine x

Phi said...

What a beautiful card. Love how the sentiment is offset to one side of the oval window.

Heather said...

Thank you again Sue for another lovely card filled with inspiration.
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous, the soft gold card is a dream to work with and looks amazing. Love the offset sentiment and the heart dazzler. You are a genius and continue to inspire, thank you.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love it! Love it!
Love the soft gold too!
LoveMarg

Joanne2403 said...

Love this card, the colours fit so well, the ornate die is just gorgeous. Your talent is amazing tfs Sue xx

Jill Liddle said...

Very opulent.

Ita said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card I love the way you offset it ,that gold card is lush.
Smiles
Ita

Natasha said...

Stunning Sue, love everything about it xNx

Rose in Chester said...

Just beautiful - you've done it again Sue.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the paper with micro beads atop the soft gold card. These dies are so lovely and the way you have used them is true master class. Thank you for all you ideas and endless inspiration. I would be lost without your input.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
Brenda Lel

Cazzie D said...

Ingenious use of the die; cutting it in half creates a whole new look. Beautiful card yet again Sue.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, I love that off-set look in the centre.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love the way you have offset the filigree die, very clever
Best wishes, Pat

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
Hope the weather is lovely and warm with you and your Mum
A stunning card today love the cold colours very rich and elegant.
Have a great day
Hazel G

margaret mcdonald said...

I watched when you did this and I so loved it - now I can have a go cause I got all my new dies - I've had no internet since Tuesday and now I'm playing catchup AAAAGhg
thanks for all the lovely cards Sue
Hugs
Maggie

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Loving the gold = so regal. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jacquie said...

What an exquisite card, beautiful Sue, just beautiful. Love the design. You truly do have such wonderful ideas.

Thank you

Jacquie J xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card as always xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Once again Sue, another wonderful card. Off centre placement of the sentiment looks great. Hugs, Jen :-)
Krafty Keepsakes

Anonymous said...

Fit for a Queen. Love the off-set centre.
Susan x

Brakkers said...

Lovely card today, Sue. I think this die is gorgeous and I can't wait to get it. I don't follow many craft blogs apart from yours but I do follow Becca Feeken and her cards are exquisite and like you always makes wonderful use of all the different dies coming up with so many original ideas. The beige/ /taupe card is very classy and would be great for folks not into pinks and mauves.

Anne from sunny Leighton Buzzard!

salem said...

beautifull

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Very sophisticated, lovely. X

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue.

Lindsay Martin said...

really nice card, love the offset very unusual... xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today !! The filigree delights dies look great. I Iove your bow and embellishments to. I love your colour combo of white and gold. I am not a lover of black card and I never use it but I tried using some from your neutrals pack the other day with some of your beautiful soft gold card to make men's cards and I did really like it. So congratulations Sue you have converted me !! Happy crafting to all love Tres x x x

nikkib said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I love the way you have used circles and ovals together, so effective..... must try that one... x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue, I am loving what you have done with this card. Something very different but man it sure works.

Patricia xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

I feel this card could be very good many occasions and really like it Sue Kathy xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

This card is brilliant, as all your cards are. The way this has been offset is lovely. Love this soft gold colour. The dies are lovely. Have a lovely day in sunny Calif. Mind you it's sunny here as well today. I wonder how long it will last.

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant card- the soft gold is fab colour. I'm not just so sure on the sentiment being offset- I think it would annoy me! LOL TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful card,and the offsetting of the dies is genius.
Helen Bx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Now sunny in Majorca. Enjoy your visit.

Regards
Scottish lorraine in Majorca
Xx

iggy said...

oh to be inside your head for an hour or two.....LOL.....what ideas would i learn......lots i imagine. lovely card sue as per usual

cmu said...

This would make a stunning golden wedding card. Awesome!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card as usual I don't know how you keep coming up with all these lovely designs there is never one that I can say I don't like . The filigree delight is beautiful and how you have offset the sentiment is an absolutely amazing idea I love the gold card stock and it would be lovely for any special anniversary silver or ruby .
Another stunner!!!!
Hugs
Jean D

Vick said...

Oh I am in love with this card, and all the latest ones as the rectangles and squares have beautiful filigree, fretwork and I have to have them as soon as I have some pennies! I love the way this card looks its rich looking and the composition of it is unusual and very pleasing to the eye, great work as usual Sue sweetie xxx Hugs, Vick xxx
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Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, nice card. Unusual layout but works nicely. Hugs, Carol S.xx

dragonswing said...

What a delightful card!! Love the color, filigree and how the message peaks out.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a very clever and pretty card and really
Like your gold card use it a lot now.
Nancyd xx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. Love the off centre sentiment. Card could be used form plenty of different occasions.
Thanks for all your inspiration.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

howdy said...

lovely card Sue. Different and unexpected but still you!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, What a gorgeous card!! The colours are divine. Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely use of the soft gold card. More please!
God bless
JanNxx

Annie said...

This is a WOW for me, Sue. It is beautiful! You are such a genius!!
Hugs
Annie (anniecp)

Diane Mortimer said...

Gorgeous, love the colours
Diane from Glasgow

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a very rich opulant card, the soft gold makes it!
Thanks
Alison x

Michelle said...

Hi Sue, I love these dies and the colours you have used are lovely, I would never usually put gold and white together so it just goes to show that we should always experiment. Stunning card today.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Shazza said...

gorgeous dies, love the colour combo too x

Tracie Carmody said...

Beautiful card

Feel very repetitive in my comments but that is because all your cards are beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Gorgeous card - I love the filigree dies and so am saving hard for them. Love the gold and white and your ingenuity is again to the fore!
Val C xx

Susan White said...

Really like the slightly asymmetrical look of this card Sue - that soft gold card is so pretty too!

Thanks, Susan

Anonymous said...

hisue, another wonder of yours,i really look forward to seeing another baeutiful each morning you are so good to us thank you. from christine c xx

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue! Love Filigree Delights and the gold card is gorgeous.

Janice K said...

A very opulent card! x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the beautiful design and the way you have offset the dies.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely colour choice today Sue

Very pretty card with clean lines

as you say ideal for wedding or anniversary

Trust you are having a nice time with your Mum

Vie
x

lynda said...

A beautiful card Sue love the gorgeous gold colour. I love this die set I have it and love the results I get with it .
Hugs Lynda xx

jennywren1947 said...

HI SUE LOVELY CARD COLOURS R LOVELY 2
HUGS CHRIS X

carol e said...

Hi Sue like the colours on this card very much

Sue Parish said...

Love absolutely everything about this one and the micro beads add such great texture too. Fab!
Sue xx

Meg said...

Very nice card Sue.

Margaret O
xxx

Aileen said...

Oh Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous!
I can't get to look at your blog everyday ( have to work!), but I so enjoy seeing all you work. So inspiring! xx

Craftychris said...

this is so gorgeous! Love the softness about it xx

magpie said...

Wow! What a beautiful, classy card! Love the filigree delight die Sue, stunning! Ooooo got the heart dazzlers, they are sooo pretty. I do love the soft gold card .......love the sentiment too......just beautiful! hope you and your family are fine Sue and you're all having a wonderful time together! xx Love Karen xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue,
Love this die to bits and your card is just so elegant and now I need to by another die! Lol! Oh and those dazzlers are fabulous!

Love Sheila xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Sue!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

julie laz said...

Hi Sue. This card is gorgeous crafty hugs Julie xx