Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Sending Smiles Across The Miles

 Hi bloggers!  More of my favourite products again today, Stamps To Die For, Elegant Labels Four, Scalloped borders, pearl embellishments, the list goes on!  I started this card by cutting the Elegant Labels Four out of a piece of Coconut white card.  While it was still in the die, I inked the area around the die with Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass to match my secondary colour.  I removed the die and then inserted it back into the card and taped it from the back carefully.  I added foam mounting to the back of this piece to raise it for dimension.  Next I stamped lavender card with my Stamp To Die For called Flower Frame in black. I cut it out with the large rectangle die from the Radiant Rectangle set.  I used the oval from that set to emboss the design in the centre of that piece, then I stamped my sentiment in the middle of it.  I mounted this with foam in the middle of the background piece.  I cut the bottom of a larger piece of white card using two inserts and one cutting edge from the Scalloped Borders set.  I matted it with a piece of lavender card behind it and tied some mauve seam binding around it.  I tied a messy bow and added a pearl embellishment and stick pins to it as accents.  I added my focal element to the top of this piece and matted it on a piece of white card slightly larger on the sides.  I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to add dots down the sides only.  I matted it with a final piece of white card and added flatback pearls to the corners and selected areas within the focal piece to complete the card.    I hope it sends you a smile across the miles!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






171 comments:

Pam said...

stunning card Sue - love the colours

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card and yes it made me smile.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rachel Taylor said...

Very pretty , lovely beachy colours !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jan.moogie said...

A very pretty card Sue, love the colours. x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Thanks for the smiles, lovely card! Love the colour.
Gail C x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Yep! it makes me smile, great card, fantastic use of all those wonderful Dies
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Cee Bee said...

This is just gorgeous Sue. I love the colours so spring like and feminine.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
WOW What a beautiful card I love it and its so apt actually as those stamps are on C&C for the next couple of days, hugs and miss you xxx Vick xxx
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Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful. You are really good!!!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the border die, love the colours and yes it made me smile too! Love Jean xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another remarkable card today - loving the whole concept. It definitely sent smiles across the miles.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anne Crawford said...

Wonderful card, love the way you have used the dies and distressed inked, I really must treat myself to the elegant 4 set, I have resisted long enough! So yes it really made me smile!

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card and yes the smile is there. Sally

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning love the colours and everything on the card thankyou Tracy w x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

It could'nt help but make you smile if you received a beautiful card like this. The colour is so delicate. I seriously have to get the border die. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, my favourite colours once again xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a STUNNER !!!!!!! Put a smile on my face too. Love the colour combination and also like the shading.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Lovely card, all the different dies work so well, love the lilac ribbon. Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, Another beauty as usual, love the lavender and the way you have shaded the card, and some of my favourite dies too!
:) :) smiles all round!
Hugs
Jean D

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a gorgeous card ..Love the layout and colours :) Have a great day xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue hope you are well. What a beautiful card. You have used my faverite colour today. And i love the new border dies there so pretty. Take care sue. Xx

Debs A

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card and the colours are beautiful. Love it hugs Sonia x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Yes, it is making me smile! So beautiful.I love the lavender card and mauve seam binding. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love it.
Beverley W

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Yes I love this card too. The lilac is lovely and I must get those stamps. Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card that did make me smile. Love Jackie

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
So pretty! So balanced. I love the effect of inking the frame around the intricate label and using both.
Yes, smiles across the miles!
Best wishes
Anne O

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I do love lavender. Lots of smiles back to you too. Have a great day.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
My favourite dies and colours, this card makes a very dull day bright and cheery.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jane said...

Lovely in Lavender for today's card, very pretty.

Jane xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card today, my fave colour lilac and white, loving labels four and scalloped border dies, a truly beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - :-)s all the way - lovely.
Rgs
Clare W

lainey said...

love all the layers Sue!! lainey x

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, how do you come up with such wonderful cards, day after day? I wish I had a quarter of your talent. I love today's colourway, and the border dies are fab! xx

maxine said...

This is so pretty Sue x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty,I think I need some lavender card, it is such a gentle colour. I love the boarder die, don't have this one but might need it.
Hope the trip went OK.

Love Rosemarie xx

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card with stunning colours. Bx

Anonymous said...

Smiles all round, Sue, really like the inking - gives a great effect.
Another very pretty card.

'P' in Wales

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card such pretty colours lavender and white so fresh. love all those dies the border one is gorgeous will have to put this one onto my ever growing wish list.

Thankyou for the smiles Bless you

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Annie said...

Stunning, Sue. Love it!!
Hugs
Annie x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
A miserable morning outside but a lovely one on Particraft! One of my favourite colours is lilac and Im in love with my elegant labels 4 and also my border dies. Its all good! X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Absolutely love this card! This is the sort of card that we know and love from you! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Victoria said...

Very pretty card today Sue. Lovely colours, and I really like the scalloped borders, they're so effective. Hope you had a good trip to Miami.

Bosquie said...

What a lovely,unusual sentiment.The doilly effect is stunning as is the lovely combination of colours.xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Many smiles to you too, this card is beautiful, love the colours and dies you have used.
Hugs
Carolx

maxine h said...

Hi Sue
I love using the border dies as they are so versatile and I love all of the label dies I find I use them a lot.
Love the colours on today's card, lovely and fresh.
Hugs, Maxine xx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card!
Love the colour combo, the stamps, dies et al!
The creative area in your brain must be full to bursting...thank you for sharing the contents with us every day!
Hope you are enjoying your time away!
Have a great day
Lara xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love those Dies... especially the Border Die, the only one here I don't have, (O Dear!).
Looking forward to the POTD!
This is becoming an obsession now, and then I see your card..... and I want more Dies!
Love the card Sue!
LoveMarg

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is fast becoming one of my favourite colours. Stunning card.

Love Val in Spain xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Really do like this card. The colours are gorgeous- the lilac is very soft and subtle. Love the scalloped border dies - now I need them!

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this a lovely card and the colours are great, I do love lilac and lavender. I have the border dies but haven't had the chance to use them yet I must have a play with them soon. Love Lesley x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for the smile - we need it as this morning is dam, cold and miserable outside. Where is the warmer weather I want to know!!
I do love the colour scheme for today's gift and the format is beautiful - I really really like the new flowing borders but I have difficulty matching them up for a longer length - any tips would be particularly useful and gratefully received.
Janet x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, made me smile, just lovely. Lol Lynne m x x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Such pretty colours. X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Sue - ps - dam is supposed to say 'damp' Sorry.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

I know just the person I would send this to across the many many miles in Mississippi ..lovely card made me think of a dear friend on this dreary uk day ..thank you

Diane Nemeth said...

Anonymous ..diane babington nemeth

kimberley said...

Lovely card Sue-lots of work must have gone into it.I'm sure anyone miles from home would love to receive this,take care,x.

hollyberry said...

Love the card,love the colours.

Marion said...

Hi Sue my favourite colours love the border but like someone else said find it hard to extend them.
Marion H

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
what a truly stunning and beautiful card I love it.
Margaret

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This card just shouts your name and fabulous style. I really love it. Another rainy day in Lakenheath....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just love the colours of this card and the border die is so pretty. Another one added to my ever growing list of must-haves! YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a beautiful sentiment

snowqueen62 said...

Very pretty elegant card again Sue. One of my favourite colours. I don't have any of the stamps but now thinking maybe I should get some! (My poor bank balance. Lol!)
Hugs Sue x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Yes I had to smile when I saw your beautiful card, love it all, colour, layering everything.
Lydia
X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours and the doily border die.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

G.morning sue. Oh what another beauty today. Sending smiles back to you . Love from christine c xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and dies you've used.

Clare x

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the colours you've used, gorgeous

crafty hug
CraftyJacq
Xxxx

Pauline A said...

FABULOUS - what more can I say except that I want those dies and some of that lovely lilac card now! My plastic is going into meltdown lately. Enjoy your day. Hugs. Pauline A.xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful card, love the colour combo and the shading, wonderful use of the dies.
Made me smile this dark damp morning, lots of smiles back to you Sue.
Looking forward to Julia's shows.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Such a different card, love the layers and beautiful border die.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Ilove that border die.
Looking forward to the POTD with Julia!
Veronique

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

I love everything about it

xxx

Jean Z said...

Just love these dies and the card thank you Jean Z xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love the lavender, another stunning card. SueL

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card
and lovely bright colours managed to
get the borders and the curvy ones
but haven't used them yet must go up
now and play with them.
Nancyd xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card
and lovely bright colours managed to
get the borders and the curvy ones
but haven't used them yet must go up
now and play with them.
Nancyd xx

Christine Hussey said...

Stunning card Sue, love the lilac colour and fabulous use of the dies! Hugs Christine H xx

Anonymous said...

stunning,I've just got the borders but not used them yet!

mol x

hotpotato said...

love these dies.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, this lovely card certainly made me smile!😊
Looking forward to Julia's shows.

Hugs, Belinda. X

nattyboots said...

Pretty card Sue love it all
Elaine H X

Maryann said...

Again such a gorgeous card here Sue. You are a true wizard with ddddthese dies, and I´m always impressed with your stunning work here. Love it hun.

Sandybee said...

The scallop borders are among my favourite dies at the moment and this card shows them off beautifully Sue

xx Sandra

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just beautiful - Just the thing to brighten up a dreary day.......
Hugs, Rose

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely smile across the miles today, another stunning card today, certainly another set of dies for my wish list. Take care, Jess x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, As soon as I opened your blog I could feel a smile coming on then then a Oh WOW - What a beautiful card love the colour and the die cuts are fabulous also the way you have inked with Dusty Concord/Tumbled Glass it really brings everything together.
Love it all, Brenda Lel x

Izzwizz said...

What a beautiful card. Love your stamp and the diecuts look fabulous, but oh what a gorgeous colour combo! Fan sentiment :-) hope you get some smiles today too. Maddy x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue loving how he center panel really pops out of the card. Love the colours. xx hazel

Sue B said...

Absolutely stunning, just love the colours.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love it and the colours you've used are very pretty.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card.The different ideas you have for using these dies is amazing.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Yes mad me smile. Very pretty card.Love the colour choice.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
WOW....you just don't stop amazing me! Another truly stunning card this morning and such very pretty colours. Love it! Love it!

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Sue
Love this card - its fabulous. The colours are brilliant. Just love the rectangle and oval combination - must put those dies on my wish list...
Regards
Caroline MacH

fame01 said...

great card sue very elegant and stunning ..hugs sarah xxx

Lacelady said...

It definitely sends a smile to me Sue, I love it!

nuttinanni said...

beautiful colours to make you smile
cheryl x

Gail said...

Well this one is certainly different and I luv the sentiment xx GailT xx

Jacquie said...

Wow beautiful Sue, stunning. I love how you have used so many different dies together and it all works!!!
Love the colours too.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Helen Barker said...

Lovely card,definitely smiling.
Helen Bx

barbiepinkfairy said...

lovely colours, gorgeous card

Jean Johnston said...

Beautiful card. I will be looking for those scalloped border die sets which are so useful and pretty.

Jean Johnston said...

Beautiful card. I will be looking for those scalloped border die sets which are so useful and pretty.

Kate's Cards said...

Smiles!

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card that does indeed send smiles!
Thanks
Alison x

nannapat said...

Such a pretty card Sue and the colours are lovely. Pat x

howdy said...

favourite die and favourite colour all on one card!

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely, lovely. The colours are fabulous, and the inking around the die really showcases the embossing. It is stunning, and the sentiment is so apt!
Yake care now, love from Jackie C XXX

utilitygirl said...

Another great card, as usual.
very pretty colours

Joanne2403 said...

Very Pretty card, very detailed too, tfs x

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous Sue, so many different elements to occupy the eye.

TOB said...

Wonderful use of different shades of lilac, and different dies. Gorgeous card.
Lovely sentiment. xxx
hugs xxx

Susan White said...

Love that scalloped border, and it did make me feel like smiling, even though I'm sitting here with an ice-pack on my head after being hit by a flying cake tin from the top of the fridge!!!

Thanks, Susan

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a totally gorgeous card for today !! I really love everything about it. You have mixed so many different dies and stamps together and the finished card just looks fantastic !! You are just so clever. I love your colour combo and messy bow too. Happy crafting everyone love Tres x x x

salem said...

woww card love all

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner, great allrounder.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jill Liddle said...

Stunning as usual

iggy said...

sue. the smiles arrived across the miles. love the colours.x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card....and a lovely sentiment!! It certainly made me smile!! Love Sam xxx

CaronP28 said...

Another stunning card Sue. I think the whole design is fabulous. xx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Phi said...

Another beautiful creation Sue. Even though I see those glue dots on your cards many times I'm still amazed by them. They are so even in size and shape and perfectly aligned. I have to get me some of that glue. Amazing.

Vie Carter said...

Sending you back a smile accross the miles Sue

Beautiful card - loved everything about it

Vie
x

guffie said...

Haven't been able to get on the internet for a while but at last it's fixed and what a day to get it fixed a stunning card Sue and such lovely colours a real stunner xx from gailin eastbourne

Laura O said...

great card ,love the scallop border die,its fab.Laura O

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful card today Sue, as always xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue
and a lovely sentiment on a lovely card
love from Jackie D

lynda said...

A beautiful card today I love the colours. The scallop borders are on the top of my wish list they make the card stand out stunning Sue.....Hugs Lynda xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card today. Love the scalloped border. I really need that die. Take care. Hugs x ChrisB

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

This is a fabulous card Sue, and yesit made me smile. Love the elegant labels and border dies. The colours are my favorite as well. Although I di like the maroon as well.

craftylisa said...

Another lovely card sue

hugs lisa

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card, love the colours

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Made me smile just reading the card. Thank you. Love the colour combination. Hugs 3362 Jan.x

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Yours smiles have made there way across the pond! What an absolutely lovely card I love the shadow effect and the colours you have used really beautiful. Thank you and sending smiles back!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Yes your card did send a smile across the miles. Stunning card as always Sue
Take care
Hazel G

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Sue, this is beautiful love the combination of dies and the lovely colour.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, love the card, the sentiment is lovely. Looking forward to POTD later, been having a look at what's coming and my craft list is getting longer, will have to see what I can afford.
Hope your having a great time.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Cardgenie said...

Fantastic card Sue, love the colour and sentiment. Jean

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, what a lot of thought and work has gone into this card. Lovely combination of dies, and the use of the distress inks is stunning. Anne x

Karen Brinton said...

I've just bought his elegant labels four die set and can't wait to make something i hope is as wonderful as this. If ever I'm stuck for ideas i always refer to your blog for inspiration. Thank you. Karen x

Karen Brinton said...

I've just bought his elegant labels four die set and can't wait to make something i hope is as wonderful as this. If ever I'm stuck for ideas i always refer to your blog for inspiration. Thank you. Karen x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous! Love the colours and great design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Frances Lane said...

Another beautiful card, with one of my favourite colours too. Thanks Sue x

Meg said...

Lovely Sue. Where do you keep getting your ideas from?

I've been taking flower photos in my garden today and am hoping to use them with my cards. Is this something you do too?? If so I'd love to see.

Margaret O
xxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, lovely card the colours are fab and the scallop dies are my next buy.

Willsnan said...

What a stunning card - I really love the colours!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Beautiful card and I too need that scallop die saving hard!
Val C xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card & I love the colours Lavender/lilac are my kind of colours I'm not a pink person!

Mac Mable said...

Love the colours, thanks for sharing it with us x

Chrisspi said...

Those scalloped borders are beautiful, a must-have to add to my never ending list. I want them all!

magpie said...

Oooooo stunning, just stunning! My favourite colours and love the dies. The pearls I could be forever buying along with the gorgeous stick pins and embellishments. The stamps and as always the beautiful sentiment(s) which yes, have brought a huge grin to the face, "Thank you Sue!". It's on it's way back over the waters to you xx Take care and hope you're still having a great time! xx Love Karen xx

Tracie Carmody said...

Sue, absolutely beautiful card again

I hope that I will come to be as good as you xx

Anonymous said...

Loving the shadow effect the inking has created.
Susan x

Joanne K said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty card!!! Kind regards Joanne K x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, just getting ready to watch Julia on ideal world with the POD!

jennywren1947 said...

hi Sue this card is very interesting love it
hugs Chris x

Janice K said...

A beautiful card in a gorgeous colour, those scalloped border dies are calling to me!!! x

Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card my fav colours looks difficult did it take long? X

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, the colours are stunning "Thank you for the smiles" Hugs Debbie R xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, such a lovely layout on this card and some of my favourite colours too! carole Z x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous layout and gorgeous colour

Margie said...

I love the use of different shapes for layering, I just wish I had you're inspiration x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love this card Sue. Like how you have used several dies together. Kathy xxx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...love the colors in this card...very peaceful,a pleasure to look at!

Take care. Deborah.H :)

cmu said...

Hi Sue - love the colours and the scalloped border against the lilac card.

Diane Mortimer said...

Pretty
Diane from Glasgow