Sunday, 16 June 2013

Best Birthday Wishes

 Good morning bloggers!  Today's card was from the JustRite shows back in March just to mix it up a bit.  I started by picking that pale green shade of card and adding coconut white card in the mix with it.  I wanted to give the bottom of the card a fancy treatment, but decided to try something other than a petticoat look.  I decided to go for a wide slatted look.  To achieve this, I cut narrow strips of white card and added some mounting foam to the back of them.  I scored the white card at 1/2 inch increments and added my slats to every other one.  I like the way it looks as it gives the bottom a bit of interest without taking over.  I used a piece of white silky crush ribbon cut down the centre as a border between the two sections.  I tied a double bow and added it to the side of the card with a glue dot.  A green Dazzler was a perfect match to the card I picked.  I added two pearl stick pins to complete the bow.  For my focal element, I stamped the Vintage Labels two stamp from JustRite's Live, Laugh, Love set using a black Archival ink pad and cut it out with the matching die.  I mounted it in the centre of my card in a vertical orientation.  I stamped it again, but this time using a clear Perfect Medium pad on the green card.  I heat embossed it with white powder.  I cut it out with the matching die and a smaller die to create a frame this time.  I mounted this one horizontally across my sentiment framing it.  I cut a tag from the Ornate Square set and nipped the ends off to use as corners.  I added some flatback white pearls to the corners and central die cut as accents.  I added a thin black black then a double white mat with a pierced inner layer to complete my card.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.

Time for the Sunday Comment game winners.  This week's winners are:
Kitty Davies!!!
Christine Harrop!!!
Jan N!!!

For the extra qualifying post of June 11th, the winners are:
Jacquie J!!!
Carolyn B!!!
"P" in Wales!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  I don't post any of the prizes until you email, so don't forget!

One more little thing, I just wanted to let everyone know that I have added (with help from someone who knows how!) a Pin It button.  Just hover the mouse over the card you would like to pin and the icon will appear and then just click it.  If you haven't been to the Pinterest website, it is my favourite guilty pleasure as there is just so much fun stuff on it, have a look  (only when you have some spare time, because you will be hooked and hours will go by!)  All for now, Sue x





140 comments:

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Cool card today....

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, great card today , love that shade of green. Congrats to the winners especially Christine.

Wilma x x x

TDQ Karen said...

Great colour lovely card xxx

Eemeli said...

Beautiful soft muted color scheme and fabulous details. Congrats to all the winners!

Hugs,
Eemeli

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely shade of green on this card and do like the stamp. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Love Jean xxx

kitty davies said...

morning Sue thank you it look's like I have won aprize todays card look's lovely and fresh thank's once again.bye Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Lovely card today love what you have done to the bottom section

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue You can put up as many as you like Justrite stamp cards because I love them! I absolutely love the stamps that match the dies and this card is wonderful. I love the colour so refreshing. Have a good Sunday Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, nice shade of green too.
Donna Jones

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the colour, another beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the pale green shade and the bottom of the card is just fab. so different.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful delicate card, love your great idea of a wide fence. Congrats to the winners, will hover over "P" later
Hugs
Carol x

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, so soft and pretty, love the green and also the fence effect.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love this one, the bottom is so different and would be great on mens cards! Congrats to all of this weeks winners. Take care.

raineysheep said...

Lovely card, beautiful soft colours
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such an elegant card and love the colours. Have been on the site and there is some lovely cards on there.
Congratulations to all the winners

Love June
xx

kimberley said...

Pretty card -some nice ideas,take care,x.

weefortune said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, really fresh colours. Elaine x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I really do like the green and the JustRite dies are great. Slatted look at the bottom is an interesting idea - good for male cards I think.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Yet another stunning card, love everything about it
Have a great day

Patricia. xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Just BEAUTIFUL, the card.
Hope you have a relaxing, wonderful Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love those slatts! must try that. Only 7 days to wait to see your fab demos -
Rgs
Clare W

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue such a beautiful card today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Love Jackie

Pam said...

Beautiful cardtoday, thegreen is so delicate, lovethe bow and the slats

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for the idea of the slatted panel, I like it very much. SueL

Rachel Taylor said...

What a lovely card ,very very nice
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very beautiful gift today in some lovely calming colours. I also think this tone of green is so soothing/peaceful - and lets face it we all need some of this at times -.
I love the format and the bottom piece is really different and reminds me of a lovely white garden fence.
Thank you for the 'pin' - I have seen this on friends photos and never got round to asking what exactly is this? So now I can have a look see. I know I live well behind the times but do sometimes get there.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners - I still with many bloggers have all crossed that someday our names will appear.
Janet x

Jan.moogie said...

Great card today Sue and that P button is fab, dont you just love pinterest? xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Pretty card. Love the white embossing. X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the cool green card!
Congrats to the lucky winners!
Looking forward to seeing you next week Sue!
loveMarg

hazel young said...

Loving the pin it button, Pinterest is addictive. Beautiful card sue and congrats to all the winners. Have a great day xx hazel

karenlotty said...

Lovely simple idea Just strips of card but so effectiveMuat take a look at Pinterest

Bosquie said...

Lovely summery card.juicy colours. I love Pinterest to so have pinned this card.Its a very clever idea xx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue and Everyone Else
Congratulations to the winners especially my friend Christine!

Lovely card Sue I like the strips at the bottom but felt perhaps a bit narrower would have looked perhaps a wee bit more subtle,maybe just me but my eyes seemed to be drawn to the strips before the rest of the card just a thought but I do love how you try new innovative things and pass them on to us. I would definitely try them. I love the way you have done the labels.

Thank you also for explaining about the Pinterest button I was getting very annoyed as I was sitting hovering with the mouse over the image! ROFL!

I thought I had done something wrong on the computer as I have been messing around joining Bloglovin for my blog ready for the 1st July when google reader is ending and was convinced I had somehow added something I did not want. Computers eh?

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful and calm looking card, the stamps are so delicate and detailed. I love all the Just Rite range of products.
Counting the days until we see you on C & C!
Have a good weekend and congratulations to all the lucky winners, you all have such a treat in store.
Margaret corgi owner

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely soft, elegant card today, I love the green card. I will be having a look at Pinterest later today when I have more time, looks interesting.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

PS.
Sorry forgot to say congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Lovely card as always,I`m going to try the `bottom bit` but using squares.Thanks Sue,it`s genious. Jackie. x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Great card, love the effect of the lower part.Nice colour, just love the card
Audrey x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue,great card as alway, love the pin button. Have a great day Sally x

Joanne K said...

Morning sue, pretty card today. congratulations to all this weeks winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just love the subtle colours of today's card and how effective it is. Your ideas never cease to amaze me. Will be looking at the Pinterest site for sure. YvonneMayxx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
Very subtle colours, makes you feel relaxed, lovely card. Congrats to all the winners.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

fame01 said...

Hi Sue i love that soft vintage colour green stunning card card as always.. congrats to the winners..hugs sarah xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, loving the soft green card, and the added feature to the bottom of the card, it looks gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Soooo beautiful card here again today. I love the soft colors and I love the way you decorated everything here too, so beautiful and well done hun.
Have a wonderful sunday everyone.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Wonderful card - you cannot have enough Justrite cards on your blog - I have been a fan of these stamps and dies for about 5 years they are some of the best.
Loving the picket fence idea will be giving it a go such a col embellishment.
Have a great Sunday I would say chillax but you are probably really busy.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Victoria said...

I like the slatted effect at the bottom, another great idea Sue. Such a delicate colour today, makes a lovely card.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card for today !! I really love the shade of green you have used. It looks like a springy /summery fresh card. !! The justrite dies and stamps are beautiful. They do not come cheap. I bought some for the first time last month but the stamps are just excellent quality. Now I am hooked and want to try more !! The live laugh love set is definitely on my wish list !! I love the rest of your card to. More good ideas so thank you for sharing them. I know this sounds silly but I often want to use my silky crush ribbon and think no I can't as it is to big to fit on my card , never thought to cut it in half length ways !! How brain less is that !! Thanks for all you do Sue. Congrats to all the winners. Lots of love Tres x x x

Laura Clarke said...

I love the colours in this design.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card - so pretty.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Anonymous said...

Ooh, Sue, do like this colourway - is the green card what you describe as celery? Love the white embossing and the dazzler, and interesting idea with the slatted section - another must-try.

'P' in Wales

Congrats to winners - including me!!! Thank you so much.

Jane said...

Love the shades of card you are using Sue, hope you will be bringing some of the card packs to your next show lol. Today's card love the pale shades and bottom detail.

Jane xx

Sandybee said...

Congratulations to todays winners

Another great card Sue,

xx Sandra

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue,Love the card and the colors love Jean zelei xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely fresh, clean card.
Erica x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Great colours today. The bottom of the card looks like a fence. What a great idea. Especially love the green. It actually looks like green today on my computer. Congrats to the winners.

Lacelady said...

Love the slatted look Sue, once again you come up with an innovation! Congrats to the winners, though I am dead envious.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Love the colour of this card, so fresh. Love what you have done to the bottom too, different, so simple but very effective.

To top that I won a prize whooppeee.

Thank you

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a great card, love the green, and the bottom border is very different. Bx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty card, I love the bottom section.
Congrats to the winners.
Have a lovely day.


Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

gwen70 said...

Great card Sue, beautiful shade of green

Jacquie said...

Sorry, forgot to congratulate all the other winners, how selfish of me!

Happy Sunday to everyone too.
Happy Father's day to those men out there.

Love to all

Jacquie J xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card, I love the effect at the bottom, would be good for a 'man' card.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Susan White said...

Lovely shade of green and I do love the white embossing with the Justright stamps.

Thanks, Susan

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue. I like the slatted look, and the pretty colour. Lovely card. Take care now, love Jackie C XXX

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Pretty and elegant card. x

Jean Woodcock said...

Hi Sue .lovely card . will have a go with the pin interest never done it before so here goes x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you've made the border.

Clare x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a very pretty and elegant card today and the border is fabulous.

Love Sheila xx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card and great idea for the picket fence effect at the bottom. Hugs, Carol S.xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card with lovely relaxing colours.

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card, not a colour I would normally go for but this is gorgeous.

Well done winners.

Lucky You!!!
Hugs
CraftJacq
xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The border is a fab.

nuttinanni said...

interesting shade of green or is that how it photos? However it does, it's a very pretty card and I like it! cherylx

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue.What a delicious cool card. Clean and simple. I love it. Thank you. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the slatted fence look.

Clarissa said...

Another lovely card. That green is gorgeous.
Clarissa. X

Laura O said...

another fantastic card ,love it.Laura O

cuilliesocks said...

Another stunning card Sue, lovely shades of soft green, Kate x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely spring coloured card today.
Beverley W

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I really like the freshness of the green in todays' card. The green and white reminds of what a fresh Spring day used to be like. I really like the crushed ribbon colours and density but, i would be forever ironing ribbon ( one of those people that can't wear a naturally creased item would ironing it to death until it was smooth). Haven't been on Pinterest site yet so will have to look.
Well done to all the winners this week.
Take care
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

carol e said...

Hi Sue like the colours really elegant together They remind me of Eau de Nil colour , clever trick with pinterest, looked but not as yet delved any further

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card, the lovely soft green is sooo relaxing and Spring like. The slatted look is sooo effective. Just love using the Just Rite dies and stamps, they are stunning.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Will look at pin interest later, a first for me.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Gail said...

What a fabby card and luv the green card - is this from CE? and luv the detail across the bottom of the card - it makes it look soooo different xx GailT xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue, love the card it's green , my colour. Any shade of green for me...
Gail. Cx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, great card. I agree about pinterest, you can get lost for time. Congratulations ot he winners.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card will have to investigate this Pinterest , although maybe not , free time needed for crafting!!
Best wishes, Pat

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card today, gorgeous colour. Congratulations to the winners!

lynda said...

Hi Sue I love the cool soft green colour of this card very pretty another brilliant card. Hugs Lynda xx
Congrats to the lucky winners

Debs Artliff said...

Hi sue another beautiful card i love the colours that you have used. And the style of this one. Take care sue xx

Debs A

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I do like this green shade, so spring - like.

Like the bottom as well, going to try this.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

p.s. congrats to all the winners.

Marianna Hammer said...

Nice pale card. I like them :)

Cardgenie said...

Love the spring-like feel of the card today - would make a lovely theme for an easter card. Jean

CraftyJo said...

Well Done all the lucky winners :) Loving the colour-scheme today.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card with beautiful colours. I am confused on what is pin it will have to see what it is.
Congratulation to all the winners
Have a lovely day
Hazel G

Mac Mable said...

The strips look really pretty at the bottom of the card. Also love the colours and the centre die and stamp, thanks for sharing it with us x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today...I love the soft colours. Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

hello sue, what a lovely fresh looking card so delicate aswell.
congrats to todays winners.
sending love from christine c xx

lesley allwood said...

how does one person have so many great ideas - and every single day !!!!!

Vie Carter said...

Fabulous card today, love the colours

Great

Vie
x

cats said...

Great card,lovely shade of green...and a beautiful bow!!!
Sue,when you are next on,can you do a slow motion demo on "how to tie a beautiful bow"!?..lol.I realy do need help.I'm sure a 5 year old could do better :)).....Christine xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and really
like that green colour very elegant
just an all round lovely card.
Nancyd xx

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful card,very fresh looking.Gorgeous embellishments and love the lattice effect.
Helen Bx

Tracie Carmody said...

gorgeous and love the effect of adding strips of card on mounted foam x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi sue lovely card and I just love the delicate green,another winner ,.
Congrats to all who won prizes.
Smiles
Ita.

Jan Ltc said...

Love the fresh green Sue xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the combination of stamps and matching dies.
Veronique L

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful, i love the crisp look and clean lines and the bottom of the card is so clever, will definitely be trying that.
Love Jan x x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card again today Sue, the colour is beautifully fresh and crisp, and I love the datail on the bottom of the card and of course the bow.
I was also worried when I saw a "P" on the pictures, I thought I would have to ask my son to bail me out yet again. :-)

Congratulations to all the winners this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Kind regards

Tina X

mell said...

Congratulations to winners!! Nice card sue x

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely shade of green today Sue, well done to the winners this week and Happy Fathers day out there to all Fathers whether they are with us or not xx

Janice said...

A lovely card Sue, I like the bottom part of the card the way it looks pleated. Janice x

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Sue, love the delicate green shade, Carole Z X

Janice K said...

What a great shade of green. The slated look is very effective. x

Paper Junkie said...

I love the white embossing on this very stylish card Sue. Visited Pinterest once - didn't get a lot done that day - so I'm trying to resist it! X

Joanne2403 said...

Very pretty card, tfs

Karen said...

Beautiful card. I never think to use white embossing powder. You have inspired me to have a go.
Luv
Karen xx

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card, love the slatted look. That shade of green card is so lovely. Hugs x ChrisB

Caron said...

Hello Sue. Love the slat design and also the colour of this card. Xx

nannapat said...

Lovely clean looking card Sue, a gorgeous colour. Pat x

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everybody! Nice card Sue. Love the shade of green and the stamps are gorgeous. I love it when you emboss them white. It makes them really stand out beautifully. This would be ideal for a mans card too adding something that would replace the bow and dazzler. I like the pleats at the bottom of the card too. It reminded me of piano keys, great for a music lover/teacher maybe......? Gorgeous card x Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your prizes! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Sue another stunner of a card and love the shade of green. Congratulations to the winners too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Disco Queen said...

Super card, Sue

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous card Sue. I adore your wide slatted look at the bottom. It's so different. Hugs, Barbara x

Sonia Jones said...

Another lovely card. It's a fab shade of green too hugs Sonia x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another gorgeous card, terrific colour combination. TFS
Hugs,
Trish (Hillside)

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love today's card especially the soft green and the White embossing mine never seems to come out right it does with other embossing powder it's just the White I struggle with not sure why must keep trying.
hugs
Jean D

Diane Nemeth said...

Hello Sue fabulous colour choice being a leo im rather attracted to shades of green as my birth stone is peridot.. when I saw your blog my first thought was how wonderful to read measurements in good old fashioned inches :o) x my first comment but try and look as often as I can ... take care

Maggie said...

The stamp round the die is truly lovely and the colour of that card so fresh looking. Well done to all winners, I'm trying not to be jealous! xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
AMAZING PLEATING. SUCH A DELICATE CARD. WONDERFUL JOB.
CONGRATS TO ALL YOU WINNNERS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, sorry to be so late we have had a lovely family Father's Day - 11 family members in total - loved every minute
To days card is lovely, one I would certainly love to copy. You are such an inspiration Thank you for all your fantastic ideas.
Sleep well, Brenda Lel xx

ambretteir8 said...

Hi Sue
I just love this card the backround pacper is just stunning and I llove the color of green that you have used

melanie said...

Stuniing love the pleat at the bottom.Melanie

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, lovely fresh looking card. Love the shade of green. Lol Lynne M & fur babies x x x x

cmu said...

Hi Sue, Loving the pale greem with the white and black. So calming.

Diane Mortimer said...

Lovely colours
Diane from Glasgow xx