Monday, 20 May 2013

Thanks Ever So Much

Morning all!  Another real quickie of a card today.  It showcases another of the Stamps to Die For line which I really like called Posy Lace.  I stamped it on Blush card with a grey pad.  I didn't want it to be too dark so I decided not to use black this time.  I used coloured pencils to lightly colour the flowers, leaves and swirls.  I used a black pencil and outlined the flowers and leaves so they stood out a bit more.  I cut it out with Labels 30.  I picked a deep peach for my background colour and cut the Grateful Lattice die out of black card to mat against it.  This background die, by the way, is quite easy to cut as compared to the other lattice dies since the design is larger.  I mounted my labels 30 die in the centre on mounting foam.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the small die in the Opulent Oval set.  I used some Tattered Rose distress ink to highlight it while in the die.  I tied some flesh coloured seam binding around the card and added a messy bow.  I used one of the black ribbon roses for the centre of my bow.  Two black pearl stick pins and some black rhinestone swirls added the accents for the card.  I added a matting layer of blush to lift it a bit before my final black mats which I pierced.  Three small pearls finished the sentiment and card for me.  Again, pretty and quick, my favourite kind of card!  Finished dimensions are 6" x 8" in size. 
  Just a quick note to let you know that Julia Watts will be doing the POTD shows starting Tuesday evening.  It is Justrite and Heartfelt Creations.  Be sure to tune in, the times are on Julia's blog (Inkyfingerzone).
All for now, Sue x







157 comments:

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the choice of dies is once again brilliant.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Pam said...

Very pretty card.

Lacelady said...

Another stunner, I agree with Eemeli, love the combinations of dies.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I am liking this design, the stamp and colouring set the whole thing off.
Another stunning card
Have a great Day

Patricia xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Love the colour combo - the grey makes it so soft. A very beautiful and pretty card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love everything about it thank you Tracy x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow another stunning card, love the colours and dies you have used this time. Very delicate looking.
Hugs
Carolx

Rachel Taylor said...

I like the lattice trellis and the colours you have used .very nice
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Bosquie said...

Isn't craft wonderful? So many different colour combinations and this card is stunning.Just love black with a colour to make the design stand out.XX

Fieldsend said...

Mornings Sue, what an adorable card. Love the colour scheme and the black rosé flower is gorgeous. Have a great day and safe journey .

Love June
xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card I love the stamp and dies you've used. Looking forward to the POD with Julia to see what she is bringing to us.
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful, love the soft colours you have used on the flowers etc. Take care.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card, love the design, and the flower stamp is gorgeous, fabulous detail and the black lattice makes it all pop, Kate x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
gorgeous card, every little bit is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this card is just stunning. I've just been to Julia's blog there is a sneak peek there for her upcoming shows - it looks fantastic. I can't wait to see the shows. Love Jackie

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, glad to see that blog world worked this morning. The card is stunning, sally

maxine said...

Stunning card Sue x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Hope the road trip is going ok. Lovely stamp. Going to Julia's blog now to ave a peek. Xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the stamp too.
Donna Jones

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue a really lovely card, beautiful colour combo.Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Very effective card, pretty stamping.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card, love the stamp and choice of dies you have used.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, will be watching the POD shows.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Hellma said...

Lovely fresh card.

Nanny Jo said...

A lovely card, Sue...as always. Using pencils to colour in gives it a softer look than promarkers, too.

lainey said...

another beauty Sue!! lainey x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning. Sue what beautiful card the love these stamps and dies they make great cards i like it coloured in with pencils.as i used promarkers which was a bit dark. Take care xxx

Debs A

kimberley said...

Sorry Sue ,have to say that this card just does not appeal to me.Can't quite put my finger on why-it may be the colours,not sure,take care,x.

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, beautiful and striking card today. I couldn't get on yesterday as wasn't well but yesterdays card was another really beautiful card too.
Hope you have a good day

Victoria said...

Different look using pencils, quite soft and dreamy. Love the lattice background, looks like a lovely clean cut. Looking forward to the new shows this week, shame you're not here but will enjoy nevertheless.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovn it - it's a must try! Will be watching Julia's POD shows -
Rgs
Clare W

Carole Z said...

Stunning Sue, love the colours used with this card, fab design as always, Carole Z X

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Like the dies and the stamp. I keep forgetting about using pencils. Must get get them out. X

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a great card love the blush card I should use it more. Hope your trip to Miami was I eventful. Greetings from Lakenheath today...cheers

Joanne Page said...

Another fantastic card Sue. Your log is always my first stop in the morning x x

Joanne Page said...

Another fantastic card Sue. Your log is always my first stop in the morning x x

TDQ Karen said...

Love that you have stamped in grey, it gives the flowers a very different look. Really pretty card

maxine h said...

Hi Sue
Not been on for a few weeks as sadly I lost my Dad very suddenly. But thought this morning I'd take a look, and I love today's card, and just what I need too, as I need to make so many Thank you cards, so I'd best get started.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Love and Hugs
Maxine xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very pretty card love the colours so unusual.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Laura O said...

another great card ,Laura O

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another great card. I love the use of pencils, it gives a lovely soft look. Hope the trip went OK.

Love Rosemarie xx

TOB said...

Back on the blog after my op not able to craft yet but still being inspired by you.
Love the colours and the black rose is gorgeous.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Love it, this card is so beautiful, gorgeous stamping, colouring and die-cuts used. Love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card, love the stamp, think I bought this one at Ally Pally but haven't used it yet, must get it out and ave a go! Hope you had a good trip to pick up your relatives. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A quickie card but still so effective, hope you are having a good time. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card, but you know me I would have left the bow off. Must get the lattice die it looks so useful.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Love the coral background with the lattice, Sue, it really stands out.
Nice colouring of the stamped area and always like a bow!

'P' in Wales

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very useful card today with a sultry feeling - the chosen colours remind me of a 'lady of the night in the 30s' (I've only seen these in films so could be so wrong!!!!)
I really love the format and agree that the lattice die is so so easy to use - it comes out of the die so easy and the left over bits make fantastic little flowers. I'm using this die at the moment for my crafty afternoon friends as we take it in turn to make a card, provide all the components and then they make the card. It's a wonderful afternoon so I have eight sets to make so lots of cutting for me this week.
Thank goodness for the GC and wonderful dies and your inspiration Sue.
Janet x

snowqueen62 said...

A lovely colour combination. Love this lattice die another must have!
Hugs Sue x

Viv said...

I love it all and just wish I could make a messy bow like yours
Viv x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning creation. The posy die looks lovely done in grey. Love the colours as well in this card. will be recording Julia as usual.

hollyberry said...

These stamps are so beautiful.I love this card and the colours you have used are lovely-as is your colouring.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another super card. Love the stamps and that is a gorgeous rose.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just love the colours in this card. Didn't buy this lattice die as I already had the smaller one, but must admit I am very tempted! YvonneMayxx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue.

Marion Bull said...

Love the colours of this card and the grateful lattice die makes a gorgeous background. Bery beautiful
Marion xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the lattice background.

Clare x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Sorry, Im with Kimberley on this one but for me its the peach. I like the composition but Im not keen on the peach.
So sorry for your sad news Maxine. Have been there myself so my thoughts are with you.x

Jane said...

really Like this die cutting plate, its really eye catching.

Jane xx

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue,

I'm going to play devil's advocate this morning as although I like the trellis I'm thinking it is a bit dark and perhaps a grey would put it more in the background and highlight the "topper". So many variations with a slight change in colour makes this such a versatile design.
love from Jackie D

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

It's a beautiful card today, I love the colours used and I really must invest in the lattice die. I do have to say though that is the neatest messy bow I've ever seen, it's lovely. :-)

Can I just send my deepest sympathy to Maxine h for the loss of her dad.

Kind regards

Tina X

hotpotato said...

I like this card.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, this is a stunning card, love the colours, the stamp is gorgeous. Thinking of you at this sad time Maxine.
Sue hope you are enjoying your road trip.
Hugs June xxx

gwen70 said...

Another gorgeous card

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love the colors perfect love Jean Z xx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Another gorgeous card, love the great combination of elements and the layout! Love the colour combo!
More items for my wish list.
Thanks for sharing
Have a great day

Lara xxx

Lara B said...

Maxine, sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Lara xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the colour choice. A pretty card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the floral stamp.
Veronique

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card again. It's nice to see the effect using the grey ink instead of black. SueL

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the layout and the grateful lattice is gorgeous, but sorry don't like the colours.
Maxine -so sorry to hear your sad news- I lost my mam 5 months ago so know exactly what you are going through. My thoughts are with you.

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, Wow what a stunner today's card is. I'm loving the colours and the use of all the dies. Have a great day. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Sonia Jones said...

Another really nice card. Hugs Sonia x

nattyboots said...

A very beautiful card again ,

Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunner, I love this stamp (another for my wish list). Different colours would give a totally different effect. Must go and do a baby card, sister's first grandchild baby boy - Brody, arrived this morning. Take care, Jess x

cats said...

Beautiful card,the lattice die and the stamps look lovely.I'll be watching Julia......... Christine xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the lattice background and the posy stamp, wish my colouring looked like yours!!
Best wishes, Pat

fame01 said...

morning sue
great card yes simple but effective and love them dies to .. hugs sarah x

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a lovely card. Love the color and the stamp is realy pretty :)

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card as usual.
CraftyJacq
xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, A truly stunning card. Love all of the die cuts, the stamp is gorgeous and coloured in vary delicately and brings the whole design together.
Love it, Brenda Lel

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful Sue! I love the peach and black background.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card.

loftylass said...

Love this card Sue - the stamp and colouring is beautiful. Looking forward to Julia's shows (more lovely stamps!!) tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Love the card - and the colouring - also like the idea of enhancing the flowers with the black. Will be watching Julia and taping also.
Val C xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a very striking card this morning....love the colours you have used too. Will definitely be watching Julia, just popping over to her blog now.

Love Sheila xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely striking card today, the colours are great and very bold. Have just finished doing a couple of cards for 6yr old twins who I teach so now having a relax and enjoying looking at your blog xxxx

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue, The colours are georgous on todays card, take care now.
love Jackie C XXX

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card this morning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a great card and I love the colours you had used,I didn't get this lattice die when it was on your show as I had the first one but I'm beginning to wish I did!! I will be watching Julia's shows tomorrow to see what wonderful goodies she has for us. My thoughts are with Maxine at this sad time. Love Lesley x

raineysheep said...

Beautiful and elegant
Thanks again for the inspiration
Raineysheep xx

Brakkers said...

Another pretty one today, Sue. Lots of ideas you have given us again.

Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Lovely card again. Could the bow be just a teensy weensy bit heavy? Or is that just me. Beautiful stamp and dies. xx

salem said...

stunning

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card & dies..xx

Katie Lamb said...

Bautiful card love the colours

Ita said...

Hi Sue another fab card
Smiles
Ita

Joanne2403 said...

Very pretty card, have just bought that lattice background and its amazing, tfs

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, got a French look about it, maybe its the colours.
very pretty.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Jacquie said...

Sorry for your loss Maxine, everyone on here is thinking of you. Take care
Love Jacquie J xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today !! I love your stamp. The lattice background looks great and your messy bow too !! I like your colour combo. I will be watching Julia tomorrow night on tv. I can't wait to see her shows. lots of love Tres x x x

Tres said...

To Maxine. I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Wishing you all the best. Please take care love Tres x x x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely idea Sue, I've recently got that lattice die so appreciate any inspiration.

I would have left off the bow personally, but that's almost always true I'm afraid :)

iggy said...

managed an early one for me lol...lovely quick card for when we all have those moments when we NEED that urgent ooops i forgot times. happy crafting x

Christine Hussey said...

So pretty Sue, love the colours you have used and the design is fab. Hugs Christine H xx

Susan White said...

Another masterpiece Sue - really like the lattice die in black over the peachy colour card - very striking!

Thanks, Susan

Kate's Cards said...

Love it!

Sandybee said...

A very striking card today Sue
I love the black and pink together
xx Sandra

Jennifer Kirk said...

Yet another stunning card Sue, so gorgeous!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

p.s. How was Miami?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another beautiful creation that doesn't look too difficult to do for oneself. Thank you so much for sharing as I really like the colours you have used with this card.
Beverley W

Phi said...

Lovely colour choice Sue and that Posy Lace stamp is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Love this card colours and everything about it. Sending thoughts to maxine. Love from christine c xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card today, love the colours - a really striking card!! I'll try & catch Julia's shows tomorrow. Love Sam xxx

Meg said...

Lovely colours, I like the stamp and die - the are such a great shape.

Margaret O
xxx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is so beautiful I love the design.
Margaret

Helen Barker said...

The colours are gorgeous.Very pretty card all the elements go so well together.
Helen Bx

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Like the card, and I do like the use of the grey instead of black ink.
Gail x

Vie Carter said...

Thanks ever so much for todays lovely card Sue

Vie
x

nannapat said...

Love the colours on this Sue. Pat x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. This is another wowee!

Love the colour combination as well.

I think I need that Lattice Trellis!!

Who am I kidding,lol. Crafty hugs.3362 Jan.x

Sue B said...

Beautiful Sue. I bought this stamp & die at Ally Pally but haven't used it yet, now I need to get the background die. Thanks!

lynda said...

Once again I love this card Sue it's beautiful I love the colour combo and the stamp & die's are great the background die is Devine & yes it cuts very well I have used it so many times I love it .Crafty hugs Lynda xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and love the way you have combined the dies and the fabulous details.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Frances Lane said...

I like this one Sue, lovely colour combination too. Very pretty x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour combination and the dies, its stunning.
Alison x

Gail said...

Luvly card again, and again not a colour-way I would normally use but I think it works xx I don't know you Maxine but please accept my condolences for your loss xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Love the layout, think I would use paler colours!! sorry!!

Mol x

Maryann said...

Again such a wonderful card here Sue. You always makes such wonderful work and have some awesome ideas, and today as well. I love this one.

magpie said...

gorgeous card Sue. I like the posy lace stamp. It has a fun, spring like feel to it when you see it. The lattice die is great and would make any card stand out. Love the colours too. Will go and put the timer on for Julia's show Sue. No doubt will be sitting on my hands...... again......! Just to say sorry to hear your news Maxine about your dad....thinking of you xx Love Karen xx

Hayley Johnson said...

Hi Sue, love this card and yet again you're making me want a die I don't have in my collection. However thanks to your inspiration I'm now able to look at my existing collection to see how I can adapt your ideas and still make a beautiful creation. Thanks Sue.
Hugs Hayley x x

Joanne K said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I really like this one. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card! I always chuckle when you say a card is a quick one. That would still take me ages to make. I agonise over which papers, which dies and which stamps with inks and embossing. Too much choice!
Thanks for your inspiration!
Best wishes
Anne O

Janice K said...

A beautiful, feminine card. x

craftylisa said...

love the colours of this card another stunning card sue

hugs lisa x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Love the background die.

jeffrey bubbles said...

It may be a quick card but it is a very pretty card Kathy xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card, I love the colours you have used. The stamps are gorgeous.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Teresa said...

Love this card Sue.As Anne O above says - it's never a quick card for me either. My problem is too much choice and not decisive enough. Brought this stamps when it was on C&C last and the labels 30 die but not got round to using it yet. This will inspire me.Deepest Sympathy to Maxine. Take Care xxx Teresa Nottingham)

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
What a stunning card this is! A different take on the classic black and red look cards, I for one prefer this colour combo.
The posy lace stamp is beautiful and I must get it, it looks gorgeous coloured in with distress markers and pencils.
I'm not very good at stamping I tend to accidentally move the paper and get a shadow effect I think I need to keep practicing!
I love the grateful lattice die cut in black against the deep peach card, makes for an amazing background. The bow with the black rose pulls all the elements together in a stunning way.
A beautiful card to be sure.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
What a stunning card this is! A different take on the classic black and red look cards, I for one prefer this colour combo.
The posy lace stamp is beautiful and I must get it, it looks gorgeous coloured in with distress markers and pencils.
I'm not very good at stamping I tend to accidentally move the paper and get a shadow effect I think I need to keep practicing!
I love the grateful lattice die cut in black against the deep peach card, makes for an amazing background. The bow with the black rose pulls all the elements together in a stunning way.
A beautiful card to be sure.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise

Katielouise said...

Hi Sue forgot to thank you for all your inspiration and hard work crafting for us all.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove

hazel said...

Hi Sue
It may be a quick card but it is very beautiful.. The colours are beautiful and that rose it gorgeous.Hope your trip to Miami went well .
Take care
Hazel G

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Truly beautiful card. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, great card love the lattice die having trouble obtaining it though , I have the post stamp it is lovely .
Hugs
Jean d

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue a lovely card, so pretty. Love the stamping. Hugs x ChrisB

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!Mabex

Deborah said...

I love this card too Sue!!...I'll have to put the lattice die on my wish list...the stamp I can afford...LOL...I've never thought of using grey to stamp with as the outline...but it looks good, and like you say not too dark.

Have a safe drive. Deborah.H. :)

Deborah said...

I love this card too Sue!!...I'll have to put the lattice die on my wish list...the stamp I can afford...LOL...I've never thought of using grey to stamp with as the outline...but it looks good, and like you say not too dark.

Have a safe drive. Deborah.H. :)

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A LOVELY COLOUR SCHEME. I MUST HAVE A GO AT MAKING ONE OF THOSE ROSES. SO CUTE.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

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Jan.moogie said...

Different and stunning, love the rose Sue. X

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
Well this is definitely not my kind of card and I think that is the first time I have ever said this to you, I just don't like the colour, but other than that, its ok, hugs, Vick xxx ps hope you are well xxx miss you my friend
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Lisa Durno said...

I like those colours together. Thanks for another stunner.
X

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Diane Mortimer said...

This card has a lovely feel to it! Love the lattice die.
Diane from Glasgow