Friday, 31 May 2013

Thinking Of You


 Hi bloggers!  A very unusual colour combo for me today, purple and taupe.  I really like the way they look together but I know it may not be the most popular choice.  I wanted to play with the grosgrain ribbon as I haven't used it in awhile so I selected colours that matched it and that is how I started this card.  I pulled out the lovely new die set called Filigree Delight as the base for my focal element.  I cut the largest die in the set out of purple card.  I layered it on too a larger piece of taupe card, leaving enough room for my ribbon below it.  Next I cut two of the Celtic Motifs out of taupe card.  I scored them across at roughly 1/4inch increments.  I cut to the centre on each of them, then folded them concertina style.  I glued the two pieces together with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to form the rosette and added it in the centre of the Filigree Delight.  I stamped my sentiment using the Deep Purple Archival ink pad and cut it out with the tag from the Filigree Delight set.  I used some of the ink to highlight it while it was still in the die also.  I mounted it with several pieces of foam in the centre of my rosette.  I wrapped my striped grosgrain ribbon around the bottom half of the card and tied a double bow with it.  I added a Dazzler and two crystal stick pins as embellishments to my bow and pearls to the corners of my focal element.  I matted the entire piece with a layer of purple then added a double mat of taupe to finish it off.  As usual, I paper pierced the inner mat with my piercing ruler to give the card a final framed look.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/2" in size.  I just wanted to let you know that I have a nice surprise planned for Saturday's post so don't forget to visit tomorrow.  I know the weekends are a bit  more hectic so I thought I would give you the heads up about it today!  All for now, Sue x






163 comments:

Pam said...

Bright cheerful, lovely card

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I would not have thought of these colors together but really think they look fab. A weekend surprise yippee. I will look forward to it. Tomorrow as you know is Julia's bday, happy Friday.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the colour combo. Looking forward to tomorrow, what surprise will it be? Take care.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
You certainly put unusual colours together but they always seem to work. I wouldn't have used these two colours but I love them. Looking forward to your surprise tomorrow.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this colour combo and really love the filigree delight die - its another must try! My pile of must tries is banking up.
Rgs
Clare W

Anne O said...

Hallo Sue
I love this card! The colour combination is very striking. It looks quite simple to do as well!
I wonder what the surprise is!
Best wishes
Anne O

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a pretty card I love the filigree work I have to get these dies soon xxx Hugs, Vick xxx
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Cee Bee said...

Love the colours together and love the card. Can't wait for the suprise tomorrow.

hugs n stuff
Carol B

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I like this colour combo and the card is lovely. Love the rosette!

Hugs, Belinda. X

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Just lovely, colours look great together. A surprise!!! looking forward to it, lol.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue youve done it again another beautiful card. Im loving thd colour combo. I love the ribbon you have cos it dosent fray. Take care sue xx

Debs A

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Love the colour combo - even though it is showing as blue and taupe its fantastic. Must get filigree delights dies they are amazing.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Mac Mable said...

Love the colours you've used and the very prety dies. Looking forward to tomorrow! x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card this morning. Love the colour scheme n the ribbon is beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, I've not been very well the past few day's and have been bed ridden, so have missed your blog. I'm feeling a bit better today so need to catch up on what I have missed. Your cards have been stunning. Especially yesterday's using all the leftover bit's is brilliant. Loved the leftover flower too. Today's card is bright and cheerful. Have a great day hugs Debbie R xx

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, unusual colour combo. Looking forward to Saturday's surprise. Have a great weekend. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I do the like and I think the colour is growing on me! TAke Care Love Michelle S xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the colour combo you have chosen very regal.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

TDQ Karen said...

I love this ribbon so the colours are fine with me. Love the central focal point xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, this is gorgeous! I love the colours and the ribbon is so striking..looking forward to the surprise! Carole Z X

Heather Rogers said...

Very very lovely Sue! I love the ribbon it looks really nice on this card and I love the colours.

Look for ward to whatever you have in store for us :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, do like the colours and the filigree die is great. Altogether a real Sue card - love it.
A surprise - hmmmm? You're teasing again!

'P' in Wales

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s a very beautiful card, and I love the color for the ribbon, but admit, I think, I would´ve used some lighter colors for the card thoug, but the card itself is gorgeous and sooo well made.
Have a wonderful week-end and lots of more fun too.

kimberley said...

Bright card today.Love this ribbon-must use it more often.You are such a tease regarding tomorrows surprise.i'm sure it will be lovely whatever it is,take care,x.

Annie said...

Another lovely card, Sue. I love the filigree dies, I have them but not used yet - a must now for this weekend! Happy weekend
Hugs Annie

Bosquie said...

Fabulous card.The purple is very vibrant which I love. of course a Sue card isn't a Sue card without a beautiful bowXX

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wonderful colours, I think they work very well, beautiful card in all. Bx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love the colour combo, and the filigree delight die is beautiful (another one on my list) I have the gro grain ribbon and love it so I will be trying this card using another die. Looking forward to your surprise! Thanks Sue
Hugs
Jean D

tracy w said...

Morning sue
What a beautiful card love the combo of colours you have used thank you can not wait till. Tomorrow see you Tracy w x

hollyberry said...

Nothing wrong with these colours,they go well together in what is a stunning card.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue. Managed to sleep last night Hurrah! And wake to your lovely card. Its showing white rather than Taupe on my phone but I adore purple so its fab in my book. x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the colours and the bow is delightful.

Love Val in Spain xxx

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Marion Bull said...

Good mornnig Sue,
Such a very pretty card and love the colours. You've tied the ribbon so well too, just can't get mine to behave like that. So clever!
Hugs
Marion x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the fancy middle of this one
Crafty hugs Rachel x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I love the colour combination and love the bow, altogether stunning! Love Jean xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Purple and Taupe !! the card looks like purple and white on my laptop ha ha.
Absolutely gorgeous card, loving the die-cuts and the rosette.
You are such a tease !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hellma said...

Really like today card Sue, love the colors and the die.

Linda said...

very beautiful
hugs Linda

beachie said...

Hi Sue
The colour hits you first, but what a great card. Love the pleating in the middle.
Audrey x

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue love the card and a great colour combination. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the purple colour one of my favourites.
Can't wait for the surprise tomorrow.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the purple colour one of my favourites.
Can't wait for the surprise tomorrow.
Beverley W

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I really like this card, colour combo is brilliant. The bow is not quite my style. But lovely card.
Gail Cx

AneeRD said...

Very bold effect today Sue. Colours work very well together.
Anne x

lainey said...

lurrrrve this Sue!!! lainey x

Lacelady said...

It looks more like purple and white on my screen, and still looks great. I love rosettes too and make them quite often. You are a big tease about tomorrow, but I come every day, so I'll be here.

englishrose897 said...

Really like this card, and have all the element to make it. Must give it a go. Looking forward to tomorrow's post. Have a great Friday. Sally x

Jackie Trinder said...

Morning Sue a gorgeous card today I love the colours together. I wonder what you have planned for tomorrow. I'll be popping by to find out. Have a good day. Love Jackie

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great colour choice,beautiful card too.
Donna Jones

nattyboots said...

So fresh and cheerful , lovely .

Looking forward to Tomorrow

Elaine H x

Sandybee said...

Such a pretty card, love the colours

xx Sandra

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, love this card. Mabex

Marion said...

Hi Sue my favourite colour purple love the centre part but as usual not keen on the big bow.
Marion H

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I wouldn't have thought of these colours, but they really work, it is a beautiful card. Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Just have to say we have SUNSHINE here this morning!!
I love the colours of today's gift although I would never have put them together - now I will - I love half/half cards and grosgrain is just the ribbon for them. I have one or two bday cards to make for the next few weeks and so this format will come in very useful. Thank you for all your inspiration.
I cannot believe that I ever did anything else in papercrafting before You and my GC.
By the way a very BIG THANK YOU to Creative Expressions - my friend broke her GC handle - I ordered one for her on Tuesday morning of this week and it arrive yesterday Thursday - Fantastic service and the young lady was more than helpful. It's wonderful to get such service. Another big big plus for Creative Expressions and the GC.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card.
I love the Filigree Delight die.
Veronique

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Filigree Die, still on my wish list!
Yesterday I got the Border Dies so obsessed with them at the moment!
I love this Ribbon and the card is lovely Sue!
LoveMarg

Jan.moogie said...

Wow love it .x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely colour combo and the die is absolutely lovely. I'm so pleased that I gave in and bought it.
You've got me intrigued now - weekend or no weekend, there is no day that I would miss your log (unless on hols and away from computer)..........
Hugs, Rose

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, wonder what the surprise is we will have to wait and see

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love these dies, my poor wish list keeps getting moved about when I get a new favourite of the day, looking forward to tomorrow.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Phi said...

Beautiful ribbon. Love the filigree delight die. So elegant.

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ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

Laura O said...

very nice card .Laura O

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and
the Purple and Taupe really look good
this is why we follow your blog we
would never thought of trying these
colours together but will now so
thanks again for all the inspiration
you give us we have the sun again
today in Scotland today too.
Nancyd xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, love the colour Purple and the bow really sets it off.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wowee another stunner this morning! Love the lilac and taupe togeter and love what you have done with this card. Must check to see if I have this die....since I first found your blog I have bought so many that I don't know which ones I have! Lol!....note to self... Must have a sort out!
Have a lovely weekend and can't wait to see what your surprise is tomorrow.

Love Sheila xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, the colours although unusual work - have to say though I thought it was purple and white initially!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and I love this colour combo. SueL

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the dies used today, its showing purple and white but still lovely.
A surprise tomorrow, we have one everyday when we visit your blog, never know what we will see.
Lydia
X

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, the colour mix on this card looks great to me if a little more blue than purple. Have a great weekend X Ros Hodgkins

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Wow this is a lovely combination of colour and dies. X

hotpotato said...

Love the colours of this card and I can't wait until tomorrow!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, just love the colours of this card together, the ribbon really sets it off. Roll on tomorrow for your surprise! Take care, Jess x

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card, the colours work for me. Emma

Sue Dunn said...

Good morningSue. Beautiful as ever. Ths ribbon is so elegant and behaves so well on cards. Love it. Xx

cats said...

Morning !! Gorgeous card Sue and beautiful colour combo.See you tomorrow..... wall painting and wood glossing can wait!!....Christine xx

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card as always Sue, that stripy ribbon reminds me of a football shirt - wouldn't it be fun to do this in someone's team colours :-) you are a tease, I'll be wondering what your surprise is all day now lol! Have a great weekend. Maddy x

Jean Z said...

I love the die you have used i am going to get it and the card is lovely very pretty love Jean Z xx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card - unusual colours but still love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue. Love the design of this card but looks blue on my iPad. Don't have any of this type of ribbon but have now put it on my wish list. Have a great weekend.
Hugs Sue x

Jackie Calvert said...

Oh, how cheerful this card is. Surprise???
Love from Jackie C. XXX

Sonia Jones said...

MOrning Sue, what a lovely card this is. I really like the colours you've used. And that ribbon is gorgeous. Love it. Higs Sonia x

Marianna Hammer said...

It looks purple and white, but it is just as pretty :)

Clare said...

Beautiful card, I really like the look of the two colours together.

Clare x

Gail said...

I for one like this colour combo and I just luv this die and the grosgrain ribbon (which I am fortunate to own) but would not have thought about combining them like this - another thought provoker!! can't wait for the surprise!!!! xx GailT xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, wow a stunning card. Purple is one of my favourite colours and I would not have thought to put taupe with it.

Kate's Cards said...

Very bold!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Not colours that you would think work together - but you ribbon dictated the colour theme and WOW the result is gorgeous. I love it!
Best Wishes Brenda Lel x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card love the colours you have chosen, and it will also lend itself to other colour combination too which is an added bonus!
Can't wait until tomorrow, you are a tease to keep us all guessing.
Margaret

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love all of your cards Sue but I really feel this is my favourite of the week. Love everything about it Kathy xxxx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love all of your cards Sue but I really feel this is my favourite of the week. Love everything about it Kathy xxxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

This card is absolutely stunning. The colour combo is fab, and of course the bow and beads are the finishing touch.

I love surprises, so can't wait for our Saturday Surprise. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue,
Must get my filigree delights out, time is of the essence at the moment but can't wait to use them. Received them as a birthday present last week. As I only have the pink and white ribbon i will have to change the colour combo but yours looks lovely; as always. Can't wait for the exciting news tomorrow. Hugs. Pauline A x

iggy said...

mmmmmmmm looks like lilac / purple & white on my monitor....BUT i can imagine the taupe/ purple....& thinking of you covers a mulitude of card situations.

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
Your colour choices match perfectly I can honestly say that i have never seen a card of yours that the colours do not match. It's a really beautiful card Sue.A Weekend Surprise now i wonder what that could be shall be looking out for it
Take care
Hazel G

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THIS RIBBON ALWAYS LOOKS SO CLEAN AND FRESH. VERY NICE COLOUR COMBO .
WHAT ARE YOU TEASING US WITH NOW CANT
WAIT.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jackie Meechan said...

I Love the colours you have used, they work really well. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Hugs
CraftJacq
xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour combo, it really works and the card is beautiful too. I wasn't too keen at first on the ribbon when you first brought it out but this has changed my mind. Clever girl.
Love Jan x x

Disco Queen said...

Love it! especially the big bow.

Janice K said...

Loving the look of the Filigree Delights die! Another one for the wish list I think. You are a tease Sue-looking forward to the surprise tomorrow!!! x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue another work of art I just love all the grosgrain ribbons,and this one is a lovely colour,I love everything about this card.
Smiles
Ita

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue nice colour

Joanne2403 said...

Lovely card, bought this die when it was released but haven't really used it very much, thanks for inspiration, tfs :)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card today !! I love this ribbon and have been using the blue version to make two nautical Father's Day cards. I would not have thought of putting purple with taupe but I think it looks great !! The bow is fab too !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Sue B said...

What a great colour combo Sue, this is such a striking card, love, love, love it.

Tres said...

To Janet (Ecco of Sheffield.) Thank you so very much for telling us all about ordering a new GC handle and where to get one. I broke my GC handle several months ago. My husband to be fixed it for me by nailing I back together but I have been using it like this all that time. It was all jagged and spiky and I have been at risk of getting my hands caught on the exposed edge. I have been on the phone and that lovely lady is now sending me a new handle too !!! I cannot thank you enough lots of love Tres x x x

minx said...

Hi SueI love these colours,I would never have thought of using them together, love the way you have used the celtic die makes your focal point stand out so much and your bow is fantastic as always have a great day xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Very different colours for you, liking it very much though!!!!

Lindsay Martin said...

Very different colours for you, liking it very much though!!!!

TOB said...

Simply lovely. hugs xxx

Paper Junkie said...

I love the colour combo Sue. Looking forward to tomorrow - I love surprises! X

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A rich opulent card today, the Filigree Delights are so delicate. Love the rosette and bow. The colour combo is fab. Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise, you are a tease lol.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Love today's card! The colours are actually quite striking. You certainly know how to build the element of suspense.... Love Sam xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice card combo, surprises eh!


Best Wishes

Julie
Beet

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice card combo, surprises eh!


Best Wishes

Julie
Beet

Janice said...

A beautiful striking card sue, love it. Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I too love this colour combo and as I missed your blog yesterday the grey and pink too. Both make striking eye catching designs.
Val C xx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Love the design, colours and the Dies used. Really love the scrip on the sentiment.
Enjoy the rest of your day

Patricia xxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely ribbon.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Margaret Lycett said...

Hi Sue
Lovely striking card.
Margaret L

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely one Sue, although on my PC the colours look blue and white, so I think that combination would work also. Have a good weekend, Edwina

Anonymous said...

Very Spode. Have always loved this blue and white pottery - it's timeless.

Susan x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the way the colours work together. Love the way the dies change whe you use them in different ways.
Alison. x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
I really do like this card and the colour combo work great. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. I think the card is lovely, even like the colour combination. Thank you. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

nikkib said...

Unusual color combo but I like it, its different and thats good... and the design is a stunner Sue..... x

karenlotty said...

the colours do look good This set of dies are so pretty. Another item added to my "Need" list!

salem said...

fab card

salem said...

fab card

magpie said...

Nice to see purple Sue. It isn't seen very often so it was a nice, bright and cheerful awakening! Love the background, concertina and the added stripy ribbon just hits the spot! Oooooo! I love surprises, can't wait for tomorrow! Take care and "Happy Birthday" to Julia tomorrow! xx Love Karen xx

maxine said...

Stunning

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card, love the purple/taupe together
Best wishes, Pat

Anonymous said...

Love the bright, cheerful look

mol x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another pretty card. Love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jane said...

Really like the colour combo.

Jane xx

connorsnan said...

Beautiful card sue love all your "creations" though and you are so inspiring love Gillian

Shazza said...

these colours look great together x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

I think these colours work well together.

A lovely card - thamks for the inspiration.

Diana

Tracie Carmody said...

I love this colour combo, tis sensational xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the filigree delight die and will use it alot.

Victoria said...

I think that you're on a real roll this week Sue - this is another STUNNER. Love the colour combo and the filigree die. Looking forward to the surprise tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

hello sue. i like this card style and also the colours you have chosen, it seems funny that i wouldn,t dream of using these colours but when you showcase them i think yeah they do go together. thanks for sharing. sending love from christine c xx

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
Personally I love purple so this is beautiful colour scheme to me! The taupe and coconut white light the purple up.
Love the filigree delight die cut frame and the Celtic motif made into a rosette is beautiful and such a genius of an idea I must try this with some of my medallion die D-lites as I haven't got the Celtic motif die set.
Love the grosgrain ribbon it really sets the card off a treat with the dazzler and stick pins.

Looking forward to the surprise tomorrow, have a wonderful weekend,
Best wishes from Katie-Louise

lynda said...

I love this card the colour combo is beautiful go so well together and the filigree die is lovely.
Hugs Lynda xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, what a great fun card to tune into today for. Kind regards Joanne x

Crafty Nanna said...

Super card Sue

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love the colour combo and dies. Lol Lynne M x x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, really pretty card today. love the way you have used the dies. The colour combo really works.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card creation not been by for a while so been missing out hope you are well
Take care
Theresa x

Joan Donaldson said...

Lovely card Sue, I like the colour combo. Can't wait for the surprise tomorrow.

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card as always Sue.

Hugs
Linda xxx

carol e said...

Hi Sue love the colours on this card and the gross grain ribbon is fab

Meg said...

That's a dazzler of a card Sue.

Margaret O
xxx

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card love the colours

CraftyJo said...

I like the unusual colour combo :)

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful card.Especially like the rosette,and I love surprises.
Helen Bx

Natasha said...

Beautiful as always hunni, love the colour combo. Hugs xNx

Debbie said...

Stunning card Sue.Must get some of this ribbon.It is gorgeous.Hugs Debbie x

Diane Mortimer said...

The rosette adds dimention to the already stunning card x
Diane from Glasgow xx