Sunday, 30 June 2013

Dear Sister

 Good Sunday morning all!  Unfortunately this is a card that I'll never be able to send as I have no sisters, just three brothers (don't think they would be into this one either! LOL), but it is nice to find a stamp set that has all the different possible combinations that you might need for any family situation.  This sentiment comes from the Just Rite stamps All in the Family set (I love this font too!)  I decided that I would use this pretty blueish purple colour with white for today's card.  Using the Twisted Metal Tag die, I cut an aperture out of a piece of white card.  I re-inserted the die into the aperture after removing the very centre piece.  I taped it from the back, just catching the edge of the die cut with my tape.  I cut a Fancy Lattice piece to go across the opening and taped it to the back as well.  I used mounting foam on the back of this piece to raise it for dimension, then added it to a larger piece of my purplish background card.  I used the tiny Happy Birthday sentiment from the Justrite set called Iris Vintage Labels Four and cut it out with one of the small dies from the Twisted Metal Tag set.  I mounted it in the centre of the lattice in my aperture.  I stamped the larger sentiment and cut it out with another die in that set.  I inked it lightly with Dusty concord distress ink.  I cut a tag from the Fancy Framed tags two set and seated my sentiment on top of it then added it to the bottom of my card.  I made torn paper flowers to cascade down the card.  Using a perfect medium pad, I inked the edges of the torn circles, then dusted them with white embossing powder.  Once embossed, I crumpled them then glued two together to form my flower.  I finished each flower with a flatback pearl in the centre.  I added corners die cuts from the twisted metal tag set in the two corners without flowers.   To complete the card, I added a double white mat and used the white PVA glue from Cosmic Shimmer to frame the edges of the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.

It's time again for the weekly Comment Game Drawing.  We have two sets of winners this week and the first ones are:
Hilary Smith!!!
Minx!!!
Alison Dent!!!

From the extra qualifying blog post of Wed., June 26th, the winners are:
nmty (Norma)!!!
Clare W!!!
Tracey McIntyre!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.   All for now, Sue x








143 comments:

Pam said...

4 brothers and 1 sister here - lovely card and I love the colours.

Erica said...

Lovely card Sue.
Erica x

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card here Sue, and in my loving blue color too. It´s gorgeous, really beautiful work as always hun. But what happened to the red and white card, I saw in my Reader this morning here? I loved that one too, soooo beautiful work and colors too.
Biig CONGRATS to all the lucky winners here this week again.

Anonymous said...

Morning, Sue, another fabulous card, the colour combination is so fresh and pretty. Love, Judy M

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful card I love everything about it!

But did you change your post as I clicked on the notification of a new post on your blog and it was a white card with a big red bow! Only to find this blue and white card!! LOL! I got two for one!

A treat as I like the white and red one too!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

heatherscreationsand happenings.blogspot.co.uk

kitty davies said...

Good morning Sue lovely card Thanks, congrats to all the winners take care Kitty

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Lovely card Sue yet again, love the colour you have used.
Congratulations to this weeks winners. Have a lovely day everyone. Michelle(happy2craft)

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, you have lots and lots of crafting sisters! Nearly as good as the real thing.
Crafting hugs Gail Cx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I have a sister, did have two but my younger one died 4 years ago, no brothers though! Beautiful card love the colour!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.x

Love Jean xxx

Lisa said...

Beautiful and I am so pleased cos I love that die set too and.... I have 2 sisters and 2 half sisters! so I can make 4 cards in that style ;)
As always Sue, Thank you so much for your wonderful designs

Lisa R
Sunny Tropical Portishead
xx

tracy w said...

Morning sue
Love the card I do not have any sisters or brothers but I can send it to my friend and change the word. Thank you for the idea x. Tracy w

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the colour of this and those flowers - lovely - and I am a winner it seems - off to email me you my details - thanks sooo much -
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, like the use of the twisted metal dies and lovely colour. Do have a sister but she is getting a Venetian theme this year (as is nearly everyone!!)

'P' in Wales

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Like you I only have brothers but what a smashing card, the colors are fab.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, 5 brothers and 4 sisters, big family eh. This colour card is my favourite colour and love the card nice n clean. Beautiful day here.
Enjoy your day everyone.

Love June
xxx

Bosquie said...

Some lovely colour combos coming our way Sue. Must get these stamps as they will be so useful.Beautiful fresh card XX

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A lovely colour scheme for a beautifully sunny morning here in Burgandy.
A simple format which could be used for any gender even the awkward ones in our lives and any age.
Congratulaons to all this week's winners.
Janet x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I only have one brother and no sisters, so would have to change the sentiment. It's a beautiful card I love the way you've made the flowers and its another thing to add to my 'to do' list. Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card Sue I love the font too. Sarah h x

Cassieajh said...

Sue, I wish I had a Sister :) this card is so eye-catching, just love it. Hugs xx

Cee Bee said...

I am lucky to have one gorgeous Sister, although I didn't think that when I was very young :)
SHe would love this card as much as I do, maybe I should make one and put a miss you sentiment on it as I haven't seen her since April cos she lives in Dubai

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely colours on this , i love how you make those flowers !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

kimberley said...

Pretty card Sue-I'm sure any sister would be happy to receive it,take care,x.

kimberley said...

Pretty card Sue-I'm sure any sister would be happy to receive it,take care,x.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Pretty card. Love the elements used with a very pretty blue. X

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty card today. Sally

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this one Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

What a beautiful card, Love the colour and that aperture is stunning, not one I have seen before

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card today Sue. love it xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love todays card as my favourite colour.
Have one sister but not on good terms at the moment so she is lucky to get handmade cards of any description from me at the minute lol!
Congratulations to the winners. x

hazel young said...

Wow Sue love everything about this card the colours are divine. xx hazel

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue What a super card with great colour combo. Well done to the winners. Hope you all have a great day Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X happy crafting

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card Sue, love the colour.
Marion x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the card is gorgeous. I do have a sister (no brothers) unfortunately she wouldn't be into this type of card, we have very different tastes. Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Love Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love it all, great colours and the sentiment can be changed to suit anybody.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Love the colours on today's card. Have a lovely Sunday Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Morning sue i love this card its stunning. And i know that my sisters would love to recieve a card like this. And the colour is lovely. Take care sue xx

Debs A

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue, I think I can beat a few today as I have 6 brothers and 6 sisters, I am the youngest girl.
The card is absolutely gorgeous, love the centre and the colours you have used, you can be my sister any day
Hugs
Carolx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue,love the card and the colour.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another super card loving the blue - is this part of your stash or one we will be able to purchase.
Love the stamp set and all the fabulous fonts they have used - very user friendly.
Congtats to all winners
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful blue for this one Sue, sadly I haven't a sister either

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I so wish that I had siblings, but alas I was an 'only one', awwwwww ha ha.
Your card is beautiful, as always, loving the colours, so fresh and crisp looking, gorgeous die-cuts and beautiful flowers, love it.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jane said...

I to love this font is so elegant loving today's card, I had three lovely sisters, only have two know but would be proud to send my version of it to them both. Thank you Sue for all your beautiful creation.

Jane xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, No brothers or sisters I am afraid buta change of sentiment and it would be amazing for anyone to receive. The colours remind me of Wedge wood pottery, so pretty.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful shade of blue and a very pretty card Sue. Pat x

hollyberry said...

Lovely colours for a beautiful card-no good for me only a brother but easily changed for Mother.

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Very pretty card I would love to have a Sister.

Is the twisted metal tag Samantha Walkers ??? I think I have that one so must try this out looks stunning. Love your little flowers.

Congrats to all the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Izzwizz said...

Lovely card Sue, congratulations to all the winners. I have a sister and I'm sure she'd love this one! Maddy x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the colour. But it looks more blue on my laptop.
Audrey x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
So beautiful love the colour too,
this would work with any number of colours, which is an extra bonus!
I have no brother or sisters but do have some wonderful friends.
Well done to the winners.
Margaret corgi owner

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely to see you use the Twisted Metal Die..I have only used it as a Topper, so thank you for another idea!
Love the colour so like Wedgewood that I adore .
Well done to the winners!
LoveMarg

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Sue, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

A beautiful card and loving the flowers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Annie said...

Morning Sue, happy Sunday to you too. Ingenious work as always! Lovely card, flowers super.
Hugs Annie

Janice K said...

Great card in a beautiful colour. x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, l love the colours together, they look so fresh. I only have a brother as well but you could easily change that for any occasion. Happy weekend everyone.
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Love the colour you have used and also the very different style of flowers. Have just got the vintage floret flower stamps and dies and must say these are my favourite to date! Have a lovely sunny Sunday. YvonneMayxx

Sandybee said...

"Friends are just sisters that God forgot to give you".
This was in a card that my best friend gave me one birthday. So you a great many "sisters" Sue

Beautiful card

xx Sandra

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card love the colour and the flowers.. Congrats to the winners.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

salem said...

WOOOW CARD LOVE ALL

Jackie Calvert said...

Very striking card today Sue, I do like this die, but wonder if I personally would find it limited in application. Lovely colours.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Jackie Calvert said...

Very striking card today Sue, I do like this die, but wonder if I personally would find it limited in application. Lovely colours.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I only have brothers but having looked at the stamp set you have used I agree it has a very nice font and all the family stamps you would need and really sets off the card. Love from Jackie D

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card today. Congrats to all the winners, you lucky people.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely beautiful card. The clour is gorgeous. Love everything. Congrats to the winners. Take care.

AnneRD said...

Such a pretty card Sue and lovely colours. Like the flowers too. Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, same here 2 brothers no sisters. Gorgeous card and colours. Emma

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card that my sisters and I as a sister would all love to receive, love the colour and touch of embossing on the flowers.
Donna Jones

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love it

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a beautiful card and the colour combo is just right. I must try those flowers one of these days.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Love the colours in this, really beautiful card, just a shame you haven't a sister to send it too!!

mol x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue.
Love the colour combination on this one and the overall card is gorgeous. Sorry you don't have sisters to send it to but I might just have to copy it for my sister as her favourite colour is purple.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, haven't seen the twisted metal die before. Love the colours and your beautiful flowers just make the card!
Best wishes, Pat

Victoria said...

I like the idea of placing the lattice behind the aperture, very effective. A pretty card in lovely colours. Congratulations to the weekly winners too.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card today I love the lattice die behind the aperture this is something I often do myself. Those flowers are so effective and so simple...many thanks for the idea.

Love Sheila xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card love the torn flowers, take care Jess xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card and i like the shade of blue very nice .

Elaine H X

Carol H said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I have 2 sisters so I could use this card. Love the colour and the lattice die in particular.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I love the clean crisp look of this card!! Really beautiful. Love Sam xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the design of this card. Perfect for a sister. Bx

Maggie said...

No sisters either more's the pity but if I did have I'd love to send them this beautiful card. Hope it's sunny where you are as it's promising to be a lovely day here. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Sue, beautiful dies and colours, Kate x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and the lattice is lovely. I think it makes a card special love Jean Zelei xxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, brilliant use of all the dies, you are inspiring me to try new combos! Very pretty card and I share your love of the JustRite font. The little Happy Birthday is so cute!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. One of my favourite colours purple.

Laura O said...

Beautiful card Sue,lovely colour and you are right it is nice to have family members in a stamp set.Laura O

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely as always.
Hugs Sue x

Jean Johnston said...

Lovely card Sue. My sister has recently acquired a Grand Calibur so I am looking forward to sharing your beautiful work next week on my annual visit. Great fun.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, love the design and colour. Have not seen the twisted metal dies before, will have to look into them. Have one Sister and she would love this card in teal.
Sue you have lots and lots of crafting sisters.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, I don't have any sisters either, but the sentiment could be changed (I love that font too). Congrats to the winners.

Cardgenie said...

Sue, the card today is fabulous. I haven't seen the twisted metal die before, will need to hunt this one down. Love the purple colour. Jean

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and colours, congratulautons to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Janice Wallace said...

Morning Sue,
Never seen the twisted metal die before, but it looks good. No sisters here either, but a good substitute with my cousin and sister in law.
Janice W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - What a beautiful card love that lattice die and the frame is on my wish list.
ValCxx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card as always, I love the colour combination.
Have a great day
hugs Lynn

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I too only have brothers but quite often think of my best girl friends as 'sisters' and I know they would love a card like this. Love the colour combination as well.
Beverley W

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice card, like the colours.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Hellma said...

Stunning card.

Jacquie said...

Wow, love this card and I LOVE THE DIE! Is this one of the new dies coming that you were on about in your shows with getting your cards mixed up? That is certainly on my wish list lol!

Love the design and colour of the card, beautiful Sue, just beautiful.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jacquie said...

Big congratulations to all the winners xxx

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Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I have a sister and she would LOVE this card. Its such a lovely colour and the dies you have used are gorgeous. I love it!!!
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Hope you are having a good day, Love Brenda Lel xxx

lynda said...

A WOW for this card its absolutely beautiful the colours are so pretty and gorgeous.Like you Sue if I had a sister it would be perfect but just a brother but one can always change the sentiment.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx
congratulations to all the winners

Joanne2403 said...

Lovely card, really pretty and the loving the embossing details as well as the die cut out shape, tfs

Janice said...

Love this card Sue, flowers are really unusual but nice. Janice xx

Pauline A said...

Another lovely card Sue. Just been to a craft show and bought soft gold/silver card now I'll have to put this gorgeous blue on my list for next time. Love, Pauline A x

Sue C said...

I also have no sisters, two brothers with wives who I could adapt this beautiful card so it reads 'sister-in-law' maybe. Love the colours xx

karenlotty said...

Congrats to winners Lovely card

Barbara said...

Lovely card, liking the little flowers!

sued99 said...

2 sisters who would both love this card. Lovely blue colour.

Diane Mortimer said...

I love this card, its really sweet my one and only sister would love this xx
Diane from Glasgow

Jill Liddle said...

I absolutely adore the colour of this card and everything else as well. Must take a look of that stamp set.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue Wow love the colour , and the flowers are fab.,
Smiles
Ita

TOB said...

love the colours, beautiful design. hugs xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the bluey/purple colour with the white. Your torn flowers always look so good - unlike mine which look like scrappy bits of paper!
Shame you can't send your card (Auction?). I also have 3 brothers and no sisters - a mixed blessing I think.
Sue

Hilary said...

Hi Sue.
My Sister would love this card!
The colour combination is gorgeous, and the wording can always be changed.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

jennywren1947 said...

hi SUE it looks an easy card but eally nice 1

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everybody! Beautiful card Sue and so loving the colour of the purplish-blue...gorgeous! I do have sisters and brothers. How about if we were all your "sisters" of the blog? Nannapat did say we were like a part of a family! Lol! Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy your prizes! Wonderful! Saw Maryanne comment about the red and white card? Hoping that one is for tomorrow....? xx Love Karen xx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Gorgeous card as always. Xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and I 'hummed and ha'd' about buying this die but have used it once but now I will defo be using again as I luv what you have done with your card xx GailT xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Lovely to see some of the "old" dies being used.Used mine recently on a wedding card. Love the colour combo.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE TWISTED METAL TAG, ONE OF MY FAVORITES. FAB COLOUR THIS CARD IS. LATTICE CUT ON THE BACK MAKES IT SO ELEGANT. BRILL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Suebak said...

Those Just Rite stamps take some beating!
Susan x

Suebak said...

Those Just Rite stamps take some beating!
Susan x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I am sure you have a very best friend that is more than upto the job of being a sister and she is handpicked. I am lucky to have a few very good close friends that i would send this card to because they are the most precious of sisters that a person can ever have.
This is a beautiful card with lovely colours that any sister or "special" sister would love.
Take care
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Susan White said...

Lovely colour combo Sue - I'm sure my sister would love to get a card like this!

Thanks, Susan

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the colours! Carole Z X

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card. You have all of us to be your sister!
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Jennifer Swandells said...

Once again, another lovely card Sue. I just love the colour, I have a few sheets of this colour of card and it just looks so lovely on cards. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

Jackie Meechan said...

All I seem to say is gorgeous for all your cards, love every one of them. Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Anonymous said...

hello sue. lovely card and colours,i also have no sisters
got 4 brothers, i also for
once have got the dies for
this card lol. sending love
from christine c xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely. I had never seen these dies before but have thanks to you have now just ordered them lol. I have already got the justrite stamps. I love the font too.
You are such a talent.
Kind regards
Jo x

Anonymous said...

I'm sure most of your bloggers have said...You have OVER 4,400 sisters who have chosen you!! Thanks for all your wonderful cards you share. Mabex ps I didn't say the correct amount for your bloggers I left some off in case you have male bloggers too.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I'm so sorry I looked at your card early this morning, and I have just realized I had not left a message.

I love the colour of this card, and it's sentiment has stirred so many different thoughts and feelings about our sisters. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Paper Junkie said...

No brothers, but I do have a sister (who is very poorly) and I know she would love this card. Love the colours and the lattice peeping through the aperture. X

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I love the lattice die and the font for the stamp is beautiful.

Margaret O
xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card. Bold colors and very well designed. You are so good :)

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card and the colours are so lovely

Vie
x

Helen Barker said...

Absolutely gorgeous card in lovely colours.Love the use of the lattice.Totally stunning.
Helen Bx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another beauty don't know how you do it!! But please keep doing it!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, LOve the colour and beautiful design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
Sorry for the late post.
What an unusual shape the aperture is I really love it! The lattice behind it is great and really shows off its unusual shape. The flowers are really pretty with the glittery edges.
The colour scheme is gorgeous.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove