Monday, 27 May 2013

Curvy Thanks

Morning all!  Another sample showcasing the Curved Borders today.  I just love the different look that can be achieved with this die set, it is unlike any other.  I selected blush and mid grey and white for this card (I love pale pink and grey together!)  I cut the edges of two pieces of blush card using the Curved Borders scalloped piece.  I turned the dies in opposite direction so that they would meet and leave a pretty almost zippered look down the centre of my card.  I used the same dies and did this again to some white card and matted it below my pink pieces so it was just peeking out.  First however, on both of the blush card pieces, I used the decorative oval insert from the Radiant Rectangle set to cut a pretty decorative piece into the fatter portions of the pieces.  I used the small die from the Opulent Ovals to add a decorative grey piece atop them.  I added some Cosmic Shimmer silver PVA glue dots to them.  Using some leftover bits of card, I made some torn flowers for the upper corner and one extra to sit in the centre of my bow. These are very easy to do, just tear small circles and crumple them, then stack them using a glue dot.  Add small pearls or PVA glue dots to the centres as I have done here.  They are flat and easy to post too!  I tied the bow from reversible silver ribbon.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the small tags from the Charmed I'm Sure set.  I inked it lightly with Spun Sugar distress ink and tucked the edge under my flower.  I added a few leaves from the Bitty Blossom set and inked them with Pumice Stone to keep my colour scheme.  Down both the sides, I added rows of silver PVA glue dots as accents and paper pierced the edges of my double white mat to finish the card. Definitely more of a girlie one today!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







162 comments:

Pam said...

Absolutely stunning, delicate aand beautiful, love it.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Absolutely stunning card I like pink and grey to

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, these dies are really nice, I love the zipper effect, and the colour combo.

Love Rosemarie xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just one word to say about the card : L O V E L Y.
Have a very good day.
Hugs, Rose

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what can i say about this one it stunning and so elegant. You are right it s very girlie. Love the colours that you have used. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Eemeli said...

Oh, this one is a bit different that I am used to see from you Sue but I totally love it. The symmetry is much to my taste and once again you have nailed it with the colors. Beautiful creation.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a sublime card. Love everything about it. Lol Lynne M x x x

Wilma Brown said...

Oh Sue, this is gorgeous, love the colours and design, a girlie card, so beautiful.

Wilma x x x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow this is lovely, love the effect you have achieved with the dies! A really stunning card! Love Jean xxx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I am still amazed at how you make magic and make something look so unique and beautiful. This is outstanding. Good job.

Rosie said...

Now that really is different (yet again!) and still lovely.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely - great colour combo -lovn it
Rgs
Clare W

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue,
This is a gorgeous card. Everything about it is lovely - the curved borders, flowers, colours - and they all give a truly wonderful finished card.
Best wishes.
Mary x

Dawn Searle said...

I just love these curved borders, so much you can do with them. Love this card Sue, lovely colours yet again just stunning

Hugs
Dawn S. xxxxx

nannapat said...

Wow-eee,that's stunning Sue. Pat x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
An absolutely stunning card, love the curved edges and the colours are beautiful. Yes you are right a exquisite girlie card
Hugs
Carol x

kimberley said...

Not sure about this one Sue-don't know if the colours aren't showing up to well on my computer but it just seems a bit peely-wally to me.Just as well we don't all have the same taste,take care,x.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love what you've done with the curved borders, the colours pink and grey are so pretty an absolutely stunning card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Great card, and I love the torn flowers and bow. Take care.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue, wow what a beautiful card, beautiful colour and beautiful composition! I love it, I think it is my 'new favourite'card!
It looks so elegant, yet so simple! Where do all of your ideas come from, your mind must be constantly busy!!! I hope you are having a lovely time with your Mum, but hurry home soon! I miss you!!!
Huge crafty hugs,
Sandra xxxx(Riley)

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful, stunning and Love the way you have used the curve borders. Colours gorgeous.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Bosquie said...

What a stunner.XX

Jane said...

Beautiful the colour combo is so delicate. Love It

Jane xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

love it !

Cee Bee said...

Woo Hoo what a fantastic card, I love thecurved borders...think I may have to treat myself. Love the colours too.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and feminine. The colours are gorgeous and those curved borders look great
Audrey x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. Very feminine and delicate.

Anonymous said...

Another very different card, Sue, like the zippered effect with the curved borders and the colourway is just lovely.

'P' in Wales

englishrose897 said...

Lovely cards Sue

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.

Stunninng card.

Love Val in Spain xxx

lainey said...

ooo love the curves!! lainey x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Pretty and subtle. X

jacqui said...

Very clever card Sue, many thanks for the inspiration .

Annie said...

Soft and lovely, Sue. Amazing effect with the borders. Love it!
Hugs Annie

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, the zippered effect reminded me of broidery anglaise (not sure of the spelling). Loving the colours too.
Donna Jones

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card really stunning and yet delicate, love everything about it and that bow is just super!
Margaret

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, so pretty and feminine'
.
Love Jan x x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful gift for a sunny but windy monday morning.
I love the way you have used the curvy die and made the base of the card so sexy but yet so gentle and soft. The die also suits the colour scheme so well doesn't it.
This is one card that is definitely in my 'to do box' as I think I could use it for many occasions.
Janet x

Jackie Trinder said...

Morning Sue this card is stunning the colours compliment each other so well. It is bright and sunny here today we are going out to make the most of the sun. Have a good day. Love Jackie

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow another unusual card, love it. Bx

nuttinanni said...

Wow, isn't that pretty was my first thought. Just the kind of card I would like to receive was my second. How do you keep coming up with such amazing ideas? words now fail me. cherylx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the odour combination of grey and blush(pink) as well. A stunning card, the zipper effect is brilliant.
Gail C x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the colours Sue ,the design reminds me of a bodice ! Lol !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I have to imagine the pink colour as its showing pale blue on my screen,
I love the unusual design must put these border dies on my never ending wish list.
Lydia
X

Sandybee said...

Pink and grey, one of my very favourite combinations Sue

xx Sandra

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is stunning, I love the colour combination of the blush with the grey, and the curved borders that are mirrored are stunning, topped off with the beautiful torn flowers. A stunning card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

gwen70 said...

Such a pretty delicate card, love those dies, thanks Sue for more inspiration

Hayley Johnson said...

Sue, how do you do this day after day? I'd love to know where you get your ideas from. I would never think of doing a card like this and with every card I see I'm reminded that you don't have to cut them out as a shape. They look just as effective as a shape within the card! Beautiful Sue.
Hugs Hayley x x

karenlotty said...

Love the colour combination and the different way of using a border die - straight down the middle lol!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh how i have just fell in love with todays masterpiece. It is absolutely gorgeous. It's so pretty and the calm colours of the soft ivory with the the duck egg blue is just beautiful. The embossing and cut areas on the fattest part of the borders just lifts it that touch to finish the front of. Now i will have to get these dies, if just to be able to make something along your lines.
Take care
Love and crafty hugs
Norah x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I just love love love this card! It is absolutely wonderful and so girlie yeppee!

I have finally worked on the piercing around the card after watching your demonstration on C&C a few times....I don't do a card without now!LOL I find it quite relaxing piercing. Thank you for all your help. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Maryann said...

Beautiful creation here again Sue, and I love the colors you used on it too.

Hellma said...

Beautiful card, i love the curved die ans the insert.

Crafty Lark said...

Ooooo I like this, gorgeous. xx Flora

Marianna Hammer said...
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Marianna Hammer said...

It's an unusual and very pretty card today. Lovely soft colors, I too love blush and grey together

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I had to re-run some of your shows I'd taped...REALLY getting "Cold Turkey" !! lol Mabex

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, what a contrast to yesterday's card, but love them both. SueL

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Absolutely love the card but not mad for the blush colour. It looks peachy on my phone and I don't do peach Im afraid. Composition is great though. x

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue what a lovely different card. I love the soft colours you have used. Those curved dies are on my wish list. Take care. Hugs x ChrisB

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, absolutely stunning, I love everything about this card. The border dies are now at the top of my wish list. Take care, Jess x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the colours blush and grey and such a pretty design.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

marg said...

Morning Sue!
This looks like a Duck Egg Blue on my PC, and its beautiful!
Those borders are on the wish list with all the others that you use, and I don't have yet!
Lovely different card Sue!
Love Marg

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, love the colours and the zipper effect is great xx

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I just love the way you've made the curved borders meet like a zipper. Love the colours also on this one. Another die to add to my list.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is amazing thank you for showing how to use the dies in such a different way, love the blush and grey card too!!
Best wishes, Pat

Janice Wallace said...

How do you think of all these ideas. You make me constantly look at my dies again, (and see that I need more)
Janice

hollyberry said...

Love the ink and grey together as well.Beautiful card.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Wow Wow Wow

This is stunning. I love the way you have used the curved dies, brilliant idea and the colours a are beautiful together

Think this mist be my most favourite card at the moment

Sue xxx

Jackie Calvert said...

This is lovely. A really different look. I am so grateful to you roe doing this. Take care now. Love from Jackie C XXX

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Once again you have amazed me the way you have used the cuvy dies on your stunning card this morning. Absolutely gorgeous colour combo too.

Love Sheila xx

TOB said...

Once again another stunner,love the colours.hugsxxx

Laura O said...

Stunning card ,love the zippered look to this and the torn flowers ard fab.Laura O

Jean Z said...

I just love this card so different gorgeous love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything about this card - especially the colours.
Beverley W

cats said...

Beautiful card Sue,love how you have used the borders.I am still playing around with mine ! :))....Christine xx

Gail said...

Wow how different is this - luv it xx GailT xx

Victoria said...

The 'zipper' effect is truly striking, so clever. Love the oval inserts too. The card is so balanced and the rumpled flowers finish it off perfectly.

Cassieajh said...

What an unusual & yet very beautiful card Sue.
Hugs x

loftylass said...

Gorgeous Sue - love the colour combo. I will be trying this out for sure. The border dies are so lovely but I hadn't thought of using the like this. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue!

What a gorgeous card the blush and grey go perfectly together and the construction is very elegant. Beautiful!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

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Janice said...

Beautiful Sue, yet again another lovely card. I don't know how you do it everyday. !!!!
Janice x

AnneRD said...

So beautiful and delicate, lovely colours. Anne

snowqueen62 said...

Another beautiful card, another set of dies on my wish list! Love it.
Hugs Sue x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, What a stunning card, love the blush and grey.
Yet again you have us thinking out of the box - Thank you Sue for all your wonderful ideas and inspiration.
If I didn't have this die already this card would have convinced my I needed it!
Best Wishes, Brenda Lel

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue I do love these curved dies. Have a great bank holiday xx hazel

Brenda Hanlon said...

Wow!!!!this is gorgeous

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue stunning card, I too love the colour combo. What a clever idea to use the boarder dies in this way. Finishing with the opulent die on both of them. Love your torn flowers, need to give these a go. Have a great day. Hugs Debbie R xx

CaronP28 said...

Wow Sue - this is a real eye-catching card. How do you keep coming up with such great ideas? Love it!!! xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely flow to this card.
Susan x

Jayne S said...

Amazing card!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Pink and grey together is a lovely colour combination.

redfox said...

Morning all, yet another stunning piece of art! Your cards really are works of art, I just don't know how you keep coming up with such brillant and different ideas. You stretch my thinking about how to use my dies, THANKS! Love Sarah

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Another pretty in pink card, it's lovely and frilly and a real girly card. I liked the card you did on Friday with the blush and white combo and it looks equally as good with the grey. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely and unusual card and the zipper effect is great!! I like how you've made the flowers I will definitely be giving them a go. Looking forward to your return!!! Love Lesley x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Well you have done it again, it is a very girlie card, love the pale colours.
Alison x

iggy said...

happy bank holiday monday [ in the UK ]......love pink & grey , one of my favourite colours of all time.MUST get some of these border dies [ yet again ms wilson your getting me spending my dosh....well i cant take it with me as the saying goes lol ]...crafty hugs x

Joanne2403 said...

Pretty, such a pretty design, can't think of a better description at all, lovely, tfs :)

Sonia Jones said...

WOW this is an amazing card. I love it and those border dies are a definite must have! Hugs Sonia x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue just catching up as i have been away, Love these curvy dies i really must get some ,i like the colour combo too .

Elaine H X

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Not my kind of card but very different again.

Hope you and yours are well.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Susan White said...

Just beautiful - the overlap effect is charming, and the accents from the oval dies are really lovely.

Thanks, Susan

Natasha said...

Absolutely stunning hun, the colours are so delicate and yet together the impact is amazing. Hugs xx

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
This card is absolutely beautiful!
Every element is a delight to look at!
Have a great day
Lara xxx

Meg said...

Very different, how do you come up with all these new ideas?

Margaret O
xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THAT IS SMASHING. AND SO UNUSUAL. GREAT COLOUR COMBO. WHAT ON EARTH CAN U COME UP WITH NEXT? CAN'T WAIT TO SEE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely stunning card
and love the colours as you say grey
and pink goes beautiful together just love love love it.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning, gorgeous, elegant absolutely lovely card today Sue. Colours are spot on, flowers are poetry in motion. I could rave about this card all day, so well done you.xx

weefortune said...

Lovely Card but nor sure about the colour's. Elaine x

CraftyJo said...

Interesting - colour/design/everything!

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue WOW WOW this is super and the baby pink is so soft and pink and the gray gel well.
Everything about this card is a WOW.
Smiles
Ita

Helen Barker said...

Totally gorgeous.Really beautiful girlie card.
Helen Bx

Phi said...

I'm loving your use of the curved border dies. You're always full of ideas.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this one, its delicate looking and very unusual.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a really 'different' look to today's card! Unusual and quite stunning.... Love Sam xxx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning, love, love, love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Maggie said...

That is such an amazing card. Love the colours, the dies, the curves and even the bow. Wonderful. xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue. WOW this is a stunner, love the blush and mid grey a match made in heaven. The zipper look is soo effective. The flowers are gorgeous, will be giving them a go. You certainly teach us to think outside the box when looking at our dies, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

lynda said...

Hi Sue a clever use of the curved border dies love the zipper effect
& the colour combo is lovely thanks again for your inspiration. Sue You have the best crafty brain going lol
Hugs Lynda xx

nikkib said...

A great use for these dies and different too, love the soft colours too.....

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Hi Sue
What a very pretty card this is today so very girlie I love it.
Just love the grey, blush and white colour scheme I've tried this colour scheme myself and loved the way the colours went together. Grey is definitely the new black!
Love the way you have used the radiant rectangle oval to make a pretty eye catching design on the blush card with the opulent oval in grey. Also love the flowers you've made they are really pretty and the one on the ribbon is such a lovely centre to it.

Thank you for all your hard crafting for the blog and also for your infinite inspiration
Best wishes from Katie-Louise x

SusanP, Kent said...

The curvy borders give an original 'zippered' effect Sue and the colours do look great together.
Wish I could achieve such cute torn flowers, mine never look convincing. Ah well, I'm only wasting what would otherwise be thrown away!
Sue

Vie Carter said...

There seems no end to the different uses of these lovely border dies, love the grey dots just along the side and lovely colour combo

Sue I am afraid that you could now be missing our summer !! Weather been great the last couple of days

Vie
x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love these borders and will get them out and use them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Yes, very girlie, very opulent, very inspirational, and I adore the colour scheme. Since following your blog all my cards (using spellbinders dies) have been highly commented on, all due to your inspiration. Many Thanks Sue for all your hard work and willingness to share your immense talent.
Val C xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a wonderful design.
I love it.
Veronique

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue, You are amazing at layering.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, love the shapes and soft colours

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the wavy dies and the soft colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, don't know why but looking at it, I thought it would make a lovely Christening card with the addition of a cross

Mol x

Howdy said...

Luscious

Margie said...

Another amazing card, again, where does all this inspiratin come from and can I have some lol Marg xx

maxine h said...

Love today's card, very soft and girly with the soft colours and the curves. Suitable for lots of occasions too.
Big hugs
Maxine x

salem said...

stunning

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a beautiful, elegant card. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous.
Great use of the dies, and lovely colour combination today, hope you had a good Memorial Weekend xx

Janice K said...

An unusual but beautiful look to this card, the curving fancy channel gives a very pretty effect. x

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue, yet another stunning card. I love how you have used these Dies.
Absolutely brilliant

Patricia xxx

minx said...

WOW! Sue this is absolutely stunning I love those curved bordersI have get them so pretty the way you used in them in opposite directions, I really have to try your tip with the torn circles for flowers so effective, the colours are goergous together and the centre pieces in the large part are so lovely thank you Sue take care xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Sue I love the design of this card! Beautiful colours too!

Hugs
Linda xxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love the way that you use these borders it's so unusual
And it works so well I need to try it
You take care
Theresa:-)

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue ... what a stunning card I love it. Love the way you have used the dies and the colour choice is perfect.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

carol e said...

Hi Sue unusual effects and colours, really prety

Carol H said...

Very pretty card, love the delicate colours.

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card like the flowers and bow.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Stunning card - love the colour combination.

Diana

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love grey and pink together one of my favorite combinations, love the whole design very unusual. thanks sue.
Hugs
Jean D

craftylisa said...

Hi sue stunning card but then i wouldnt expect anthing differenr,love it
hugs lisa x

magpie said...

What a fantastic way of using the curved borders! Loving the "zip" effect too. The dies are just fantastic with the mixing and the matching of them all that make a card come together. Love the pink and grey together too with the white. You have such a wonderful talent Sue and I hope Spellbinders really do appreciate you and your wonderful creations.Totally stunning and I love the flowers! "Thank you Sue". xx Love Karen xx

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Michelle said...

Wow Sue, this is absolutely stunning, fabulous colour choices too.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Lisa Durno said...

Yet again another totally inspirational card, thanks Sue.
X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A very creative card - love the whole concept and the colours are a favourite combo of mine.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lacelady said...

Can my RR dies really cut out like that? I'll have to have another look at them! Love the curved border 'zip' effect too, and the colour scheme really appeals to me.

hazel said...

What beautiful Colour Combinations really girly and stunning
Take care
Hazel G

jeffrey bubbles said...

What a really pretty card today sue. Love the curves and how you have used them. Kathy xxx

jeffrey bubbles said...

A very pretty card today Sue and I am loving the way you have used the curves. Kathy xxx

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Ruthie said...

Sorry I missed this one on the day Sue it is very unusual and intriguing, well done for something different.

Diane Mortimer said...

This one is really different, love it x
Diane from Glasgow xx

Diane Mortimer said...

This one is really different, love it x
Diane from Glasgow xx