Thursday, 30 May 2013

You Made My Day

Hi bloggers!  Another blush and grey card today (see I told you I loved that combo!)  I started by using one of the heart stamps from the Hearts Entwined set to watermark the background on my blush card.  I used a Clear Perfect Medium pad for this.  I do not emboss it, I just let it dry naturally for this technique.  I had been using the Grateful Lattice die for making some cards earlier the day I made this and had all the leftover pieces on my craft table.  I decided that it might be nice to try to incorporate them into a card.  I used glue dots on the tips of them and made rows of the white and rows of the grey to form a petticoat effect for my card.  I still had a few leftover when finished so I made a flower ( that I didn't use) but that I have photographed at the end to show you too.  To make the flower, I used a big dollop of Pinflair glue and stuck the fall away pieces into it, let it dry overnight then inked it lightly with Spun Sugar.  Back to the card, I tied a piece of flesh seam binding around the card to give a border between my background and my petticoat.  I tied a messy bow and added a pearl embellishment and stick pins.  For the focal element, I used the Opulent Ovals and cut the largest die shape out of mid grey card.  I used the inner dies during the embossing stage too add some more texture to the die cut.  I stamped my sentiment using a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed with silver shine powder.  I cut it out with the oval die from the Radiant Rectangle set.  I used the smaller insert die with it.  I cut another oval die out of white and matted it behind so it showed though the cut out parts.  I mounted it in the centre with foam for dimension.  I added a pearl swirl to the upper corner and a double mat of grey card with a pierced inner mat to complete the card.  Remember to keep some of your fall away pieces for a bit of fun on your next cards!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x











148 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love everything about it and that flower is gorgeous.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is an I the resting combination of colors, I rather like the grey and peach. Lovely card

Lacelady said...

Love the petticoat on this card, trust you to use up what was left over from earlier cards. Waste not, want not.

MRS DUCK said...

Not mad about blush but that's just me. I like the composition and the the clever use of the "bits" left over from the lattice. Good job! x

Corinne said...

what a lovely idea petticoat I love the blush so useful hugs Corinne

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful Sue!

Lovely card and using leftovers is a theme among a lot of my blogging friends at the moment so you have my praise for this card in particular as a lot of us tend to waste far too much.

The beautiful flower shows just what can be made from leftovers it is exquisite.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and interesting too. Love the flower Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a clever use of the waste I love trying to come up with ideas with any left over bits, the flower is exquisite I love your grey and blush colour combination and your card.
Hugs x
Heather

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the Blush and Grey combo so pretty.
What a clever idea using the waste to make that pretty petticoat effect.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the grey and blush combo, but this ones not for me.
Gail C x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful color combo. The bottom part of the card looks great!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Annie said...

Lovely card, Sue. Clever and very pretty use of the leftovers and loving the flower! Grey and blush is such a calm combination. Hope you are well and relaxing. I didn't have a chance to comment on your photos which were stunning.
Love Annie

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Lovely colour combo, the border idea is great, looks fab. Love the flower, you never fail to inspire us. Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely combo - like the petticoat and love the flower - been waiting to see that once you mentioned it on C&C so many thanks - will have a go at that! wet and cold again here today so its crafting for some of today for me.
Rgs
Clare W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very lovely card and great use of the leftover bits. Love the blush and grey combo. Bx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love the blush and grey , fantastic way of using up left overs which I must admit I do tend to throw away, will take a good look at them now though. The petticoat effect I love and the flower is exquisite . Thanks sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Carole Z said...

A lovely, elegant card Sue, the colour combo is quite striking and I love the 'petticoat' border, hugs Carole Z X

Marion Bull said...

How clever you are to use all the leftover bits to make such a ravishing card. The colour combo is lovely and the flower is a masterpiece. Must try!
Marion xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I absolutely love this card! The colours are wonderful and the petticott made from paper left over is genious. Wonderful card! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue love the colours

maxine said...

Beautiful card Sue x

Rachel Taylor said...

Just beautiful Sue
Crafty hugs Rachel x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. Lovely colour combination, also like the way you have used the dies to get the detailed embossing, gives it so much texture. Anne x

Joanne K said...

Another pretty card today Sue, gorgeous colour combination. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jackie Trinder said...

Morning Sue it is a wet one here but your card is like a ray of sunshine it is so pretty. The flower is gorgeous too and all from leftovers. You never cease to amaze us. Love Jackie

lainey said...

love the colour combo Sue!! lainey x

nannapat said...

Love the card Sue the petticoat effect is fab - and out of scraps too! The flower looks really pretty and I guess it would be quite easy to do. Pat x

karenlotty said...

Not sure on this one It may be my screen coz it looks like the grey is a bit overpowering or too dark or something Love the flower I wish I was half as creative as you Your ideas are amazing

TDQ Karen said...

Clever idea and I really love the flower, great looking card xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card I love every thing about it the flower looks great to Tracy w x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very clever use of all the "waste". The flower is beautiful! Very pretty card but not one of my favourites.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely card, beautiful soft colours. Reminds of a Southern Belle.
Brilliant idea for use of the left overs. X

jacqui said...

Great card Sue.

kimberley said...

Love the background,petticoat and flower Sue but feel the focal point of the card[the large embossed part]is just a bit too fussy for mebut the inspiration you give us is fantastic-please don't ever stop!!take care,x.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I too like pink and grey together as it gives a softer look rather than the starch white that so often is paired with grey. Its nice to see the waste been used to make other things. I love the petticoat effect as that is exactly what it reminds me off.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love your petticoat border and flower made from waste. Great colours and love the embossed oval too.
Donna Jones

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Brilliant use of the "waste " bits. Love the petticoat and the flower is gorgeous. Take care.

Bosquie said...

All I can say is WOW!XXXX

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, I love the petticoat effect and the clever use of left over bits, you really do give us some wonderful ideas,I also love the colour combination and the stamped background !

TOB said...

I love this card. It's great to see the leftover pieces used in such a fab way,I've used them often and have always been pleased with the results, I particularly love the flower.My husband bought me the opulent opals in may but due to hand surgery haven't used them, can't wait to get crafting again. hugs xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
To think I threw those bits in the recycle......what a waste!
Love the Die on the sentiment, such a clever set Sue!
Love it!
LoveMarg

Maryann Laursen said...

Stunning colorcombo and gorgeous lay out on the entire card too, so all of it is just stunning as usual Sue. I love this one too.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love this stunning card and a stunning lay out. Love the idea of the flower.
Have a great day.

Love June
Xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I love the colour scheme and the format of today's gift.
Thank you for using the 'left overs' from the grateful lattice as a petticoat - although I have used them to make flowers -they didn't look anyway near as good as yours - I had not thought of using them as a petticoat or the way you made your flower - both of these I will definitely use.
Cold and rainy here - please bring some sunshine and warmth when you return.
Janet x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. Really like the waste bits! But the flower is really lovely. The colour combo is quite nice too. Have a nice day hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Do feel guilty for all the bits thrown in the bin, Sue, don't have your vision! Nice colour combo and an interesting layout.

'P' in Wales

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the colour combination, your use of the waste is amazing, love the border and the flower! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful.
Beverley W

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
and WOW - twice over. Once for the stunner of a card, very eye-catching! Colours, dies and background are just right!
My word, you have a lot of patience. Mind you, I also don't throw any bits of any of the lattice dies away but use them in cards - so many things one can do. Wouldn't have the patience to do petticoat edging like you have.
- and then the flower - what can I say - so delicate and lovely.
Have a great day
Hugs, Rose

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love this colour combo, so pretty, I have a huge box of left overs and bits so trying to use those up before starting new sheets.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card really
liking the Blush and Grey together
a great idea for leftover bits and
the flower is gorgeous I just love making
different flowers.
Nancyd xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Amazing card. just love how you've made the border and the flower is beautiful.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this colour combo, and your use of the left overs is amazing. I really love the flower it looks so delicate.

Love Rosemarie xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.

Clare x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, stunning card and great idea for waste bits. hugs, Carol S.xx

Izzwizz said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous. Love the colour scheme, love the opulent oval, but most of all love your petticoat edging. Inspired! We a having a fab couple of sunny days here in Northern Ireland and the sunshine has made me think of you lol! Maddy x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour combination, and what a great way to use the waste very clever, must have taken an age to do.
The flower is very pretty too. The flower is so pretty.
Lydia
X

hotpotato said...

pretty card.

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card and colours, love the use of the 'leftovers'.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a clever use of left overs. Will have to keep an eye on what I throw away.
Alison x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Im not too sure about the color combo ,but love the layout and of course using all the bits left over ,cant only be a good thing ,so clever .

Elaine H X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card, looks so intricate. The flower at the end is so beautiful
Audrey x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Mmmm. Cant make my mind up about this card. Have got the dies so will have a go and see what it is like "in real life".

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Love the petticoat effect on this card. Clever use of waste. I have a bag full of 'little bits' that I save for another time. I really must get round to doing something with them!
Pretty card and I love the little flower.
Hugs Sue x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I quite like your combination of blush and grey, it's a little different, so is the frilly bottom, what a good idea, not to mention the flower, the bits of which would have ended in the bin if it had been me. SueL

darcydaydream said...

What a great way of using up the 'left overs' and a great colour combo.
love from Christine in Darcy..xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colours together and how you have used the left overs, good idea

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, I love, love, love this card! I especially love the watermark effect. I haven't used this technique for a while & am looking forward to giving it a go.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue

Nice design and lovely flower not sure about the Colour, I suspect it looks better than it comes across on my screen. Have a great Day Elaine x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful! Beautiful card! I'm loving the blush and grey together and I feel the bits of white just make the colours even better. Love how you have used the 'extra' bits to make a border and the added bonus of the flower. As well as the inspiration thank you so much for all the tips and clever ideas you pass on to us.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

lovely card, will have to try the flower

molx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card today and I love what you have done with the bits from the lattice die and the flower is gorgeous

Saved my bits but haven't used them yet so will have to have a play

Sue xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunner, great idea to use the fall out for other things. The flower is lovely too. Take care, Jess x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card love everything about it and the colour combination is perfect. The flower is gorgeous.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue x

Jacquie said...

Wow Sue, this is so lovely a what a great way of using up the excess from your dies.
The flower is a brilliant idea, very simple and very effective.

Thank you for inspiring us

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pauline A said...

What a stunning card. Love the colours and the idea for the flower is inspirational. I'll have to buy the lattice just to get the bits now!! Enjoy the rest of your day.
Pauline A.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the flower i have a lot of the pieces so i will be having ago at using the love Jean Z xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely card. I too love this colour combination.
Great use of leftovers pieces from our dies. Must have another look at them.
Erica x

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely again Sue, how do you keep coming up with the ideas without replecating them... you are amazing xxx

fame01 said...

What a stunning fresh looking card sue its great and the flower you made well i am liking that to keep the inspiration coming gosh i love your blog .. hugs sarah xx

Jackie Calvert said...

This is lovely, The colours are very pretty together, and the flower is beautiful.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Pretty card but not my favourite, sorry. Great idea to use up left over bits.
Love Jan x x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, the card is gorgeous. I love pink and grey together. Also loved your use of the left over die cuts

hazel young said...

Another gorgeous card Sue love the water marked background and the petticoat frill at the bottom of the card. Love these colours too xx hazel

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a nice card, love everyting about it, leftovers eh!.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Love the petticoat effect on this card and such a useful way to use waste. The flower is fab to.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Sue and I love the flower you have made with the leftovers.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, You have done it again and totally amazed me - This is a fantastic creation the stamping is subtle yet very effective, the die cuts and bow are gorgeous and WOW the bottom border (leftover bits) is a absolutely brilliant.
Your ideas are so stimulating and inspiring what would we do without you. (Big Hugs)x
Have a lovely day, Brenda Lel x

PS. LOVE LOVE LOVE the flower

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful card, the colour combo is so soft and gentle, love the watermark effect. The petticoat is stunning, you are so talented, fabulous use of cut outs, will be having a dig in my leftovers. The flower is exquisite, the hint of colour makes it look so delicate.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

iggy said...

whooo whooo.......im glad im not the only one who wants / feels the need to make something from some of the bits of waste that from SOME dies seems a shame to throw in the waste paper bin.......i do save some in poly grip bags to my old mans dismay lol... anyway you have now given me the incentive to use them to make something.....love it as per.

Joanne2403 said...

Very pretty card and I love the colours together. Ingenious how you used the leftovers from another card, we really should be less wasteful!! tfs

hazel said...

Morning Sue
What a Stunning card this is.Love the colour combination and that flower is just Gorgeous.
Take care
Hazel G

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
This is truly a beautiful card and I will have to give that colour combo a try. You are definitely an inspiration to look at things differently- I love what you do with 'waste'
Big hugs,
Trish x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again today, you always come up with such innovative ideas with the use of the dies!! Love the petticoat frill!! Hugs Sam xxx

Gail said...

What a stunning card and you have soooo much patience xx luv the flower as well - you never cease to amaze with the ways you utilise the SB dies xx GailT xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Sue WOW WOW stunning card and I just love the colours.We are on the same frame of mind colour wise at the moment,but mine do not turn out like yours,the flower is fantastic.
Smiles
Ita

hollyberry said...

I love this combo of colours.The card is beautiful as usual and as ever you give us something unusual to do(love the flower!)

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Yet another beautiful, frilly, pretty combo card, with bow and beads, really lovely. It's amazing the flowers you can make from left over shapes, it's beautiful. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

greendragon said...

What a great use of the 'waste' for the petticoat. The flower is great too.

CraftyJo said...

Oh thank you Sue - I have been wondering what to do with the leftovers and now I know :)

Paper Junkie said...

Just bought the grateful lattice die so will be looking at the leftovers with interest - when I get around to using it! Rehearsing like mad for a concert in three weeks. Ohh heck - singing a solo again...Love yesterday's card too! X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today !! I love the colour combo. A great idea to use up left over waste pieces from the dies. I am not keen on the opulent oval dies but I really love the Radient rectangle dies. Great bow too. Happy crafting love Tres x x x

SusanP, Kent said...

This is a lovely colour combo I can see why you're so keen! Great to find use(s) for all that 'waste' too. Don't think I'd have the patience for all that sticking, but it looks fantastic adding yet another dimension. Thank goodness we've got you to do all the experimenting for us!
Sue

Vie Carter said...

Everything about this card today is my fav

Love the colours, they match so well, the use of die and the lovely bow and dazzler, all make a truly spectacular design

wonderful

Vie
x

Sue B said...

OH WOW!!! Everything about this card is right up my street, the colours are beautiful together & that flower is brilliant.

Susan White said...

What a beautiful way to use leftovers!

Thanks, Susan

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I knew what the borders were as soon as I saw your card, because I was using the grateful lattice die at the weekend, and I have kept all of my fall-outs too. What a brilliant idea this card is, and lovely colour combo.
lots of love from Patricia xx

Maggie said...

This card really did make me go Oh!! Just so gorgeous and that little flower is adorable. Clever, clever Sue. xx

lynn walker said...

what a good idea.i love the little flower,so delicate looking. take care, lynn x

Tracey Brossart said...

Amazing design and gorgeous embossed dies! :)
Hugs
xx Tracey xx

lynn walker said...

what a good idea.i love the little flower,so delicate looking. take care, lynn x

lynda said...

I love this card it's beautiful the colours are very pretty and the way you used the left over pieces making the petticoat border is lovely Wow.that flower is brilliant Sue thank you for all you clever inspiration.
Big crafty hugs Lynda xx

Jane said...

Very pretty love the combo today.

Jane xx

salem said...

woww card love all

salem said...

woww card love all

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I have the blush card and the flesh ribbon goes very well with it, so I must get some from Sam's shop...she now has the custard card aswell...such a good girl...LOL!...The card components are very cleverly used...you sure do think out side of the box...your brain must go into over drive!!! LOL! The flower is absolutely gorgeous!!! It looks just like a real rose!!!

Way to go Sue!!

Take care. Deborah.H :) :) :)

Cee Bee said...

Who would have thought that came from leftovers, note to self stop throwing yours in the bin! Love the colours as well gorgeous. Your brain must hurt with all that creativity inside trying ot get out :)
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Lisa Durno said...

Just stunning, love the colours and style, a beauty!
X

Anonymous said...

Quite Victorian colours, I like! Interesting flower.

Susan x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the grey and blush together as well, never would have thought of using the waste from the lattice die!!! Beautiful card and the flower is super
Best wishes, Pat

jeffrey bubbles said...

I have definitely got to get the edge dies if this is what you can do with the waste. Like the colours together also but not have thought to use them without seeing them. Kathy xx

Jodee Keal said...

what a pretty card Sue...I love the colours. And the flower is gorgeous!

Jodee Keal said...

what a pretty card Sue...I love the colours! And the flower is gorgeous! CA clever way to use up the leftovers...lol

Shazza said...

love love love!!!

Janice K said...

A very pretty card in an unusual colour combo. The flower is very effective especially as its been made from leftovers, it just proves that we should never throw anything away!! x

magpie said...

Beautiful card Sue. You always amaze me in the different ways of using your left overs and make something spectacular out of them. Those borders are just lovely. Love the colours, grey and blush and the flower in the last photo is gorgeous! Another "wow!" from me! xx Love Karen xx

Victoria said...

Another clever card Sue. Great use of the left over bits. I love the colour combination too, who would have thought that it would work so well.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love all the different textures

Margaret said...

Hello Sue
What a really lovely card love the colours too.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colour combination.
Veronique

carol e said...

Beautiful card Sue and the flower is lovely

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Another lovely card - don't know if I would have the patience though. The things you think of are amazing.

Diana

Anonymous said...

hello sue, i love everything about this card and the way you have used the [waste] from the die is so clever, i will try this but i think it looks as though you need a bit of patience lol. thanks for the inspiration sue. sending love from christine c xx

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card sue, love the vintage colours

minx said...

Hi Sue OMG !stunning I love this card as I do them all but you have exceeded yourslef Sue I absolutely adore everything thank you xx

Vick said...

Oh WOW Sue this card is so intricate and gorgeous at the same time I love it xxx Hugs Vick xxx
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Phi said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue. I love that petticoat and flower. Especially when its made of leftovers - cant even tell that its leftovers. Amazing what you come up with, even with scraps. You're so inspiring.

Corinne said...

Stunning everything you make is simply magic Hugs Corinne

syy said...

Beautiful card - I love what you have done with the bits from the grateful lattice die.

Your colour combinations are just right.

syy

Marianna Hammer said...

A lovely card, and interesting technics.
I do love that flower too. Seems you can make a flower out of every die :)

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
REALLY LIKE THIS CARD A LOT. FAB. WONDERFUL COLOUR SCHEME. MAY HAVE A GO AT MAKING THIS ONE I LIKE IT SO MUCH.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXXHUG

Barbara said...

Very pretty card, am a big fan of grey! The left over bits are a fantastic idea.

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
Sorry this post is late.
I love this colour scheme it's so pretty.
It must have taken a lot of patience to stick all those small die cut bits from the grateful lattice on and get them in a straight line. I must admit to keeping die cut bits from the grateful lattice die as it seemed such a shame to throw them away now I've seen your card and flower which is gorgeous I have some ideas of what I can do with them!
Love everything about this card it's beautiful.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise x

Meg said...

I love the colours but it's just a bit too fussy for me.

Margaret O
xxx

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card love the beading

Helen Barker said...

Very pretty card,love the colours used.How you've used your leftovers is amazing.
Helen Bx

Diane Mortimer said...

This card is gorgeous, the textured layers at the bottom remind me of fish scales :-)
Diane from Glasgow xx