Saturday, 8 June 2013

Friends In A Grand Circle

 Hi bloggers!  I have had a few emails recently asking to see some cards using the Die D-Lites.  I started by embossing the white background card with my A4 Heart Lattice embossing folder.  I selected some raspberry card (from my stash) and used the Grand Stately Circles cut cut my frames.  I used three of the dies to get two frames.  I skipped a size on the outer frame and then came back and added it during the embossing phase to add the detail on to the outer frame.  I mounted this frame with mounting foam for height and recessed the smaller frame inside.  I cut two of the Flower Box D-Lite and inked the flowers and leaves with Distress markers through the die.  I nipped away a few of the edge flowers so it didn't show through my inside edge detail on the recessed frame.  I glued the flower boxes side by side and the recessed frame over it .  I stamped my sentiment on coconut white card and cut it out with the Ornamental Tag Two D-Lite.  I inked it with Victorian Velvet Distress ink while still in the die.  I added a messy bow that was tied out of white seam binding, then spritzed with water and scrunched for a shabby chic look!  A heart Dazzler adorns the centre of the bow.  I added it to the side of my circular frame with a glue dot.  I wanted just a tiny little bit extra on it so I cut out a Butterfly Circle die out of white glitter card.  I used the tiny fall away butterfly pieces to add to the background and my sentiment.  I love those tiny butterflies! I used some flatback white pearls as embellishments to the corners and around the frame.   Adding a double white mat finished the card (no piercing this time as it was already a very large card!).  Finished dimensions are 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.  I also wanted to let everyone know that Sam Poole has two shows tooday on Create and Craft at 11am and 5pm.  She has some brand new stamps and loads of beautiful samples and fun demos.  Don't forget to tune in to see her in action!  All for now, Sue x      P.S. Did you notice it or not? LOL



179 comments:

Pam said...

Such a pretty simple card, suitable for many occasions.

CraftyAnn said...

What a good idea, I like how you have put the flower strip in the cut out circle - another great idea my simple brain had never given a thought to. Your imagination and skill is second to none.
Take care

Eemeli said...

Fabulous design. Embossing gives the card nice texture. The flower strip is a great idea when you attach it the way you did. Nice work.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Jan.moogie said...

Never thought to use circles Sue what a difference, such a pretty card. x

Anonymous said...

Love this card, great idea using the d'lites. Is the hearts upside down? Can't really notice. Hope you and your family are well. Janet

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
You have such a brilliant imagination and come up with fabulous ideas. I would never have noticed the upside down hearts if you hadn't pointed them out lol. I have set my recorder for Sam's shows because I will be out I love her demos I wish she was on more.
Hugs x
Heather T

TDQ Karen said...

Love the detail on this card.

Wilma Brown said...

Oh Sue, what a perfectionist you are, I would never have noticed if it had not been pointed out. Gorgeous card, these circles are one of my favourite dies, I have used them often.

Wilma x x x

kitty davies said...

morning Sue very pretty card I did notice are You'r hearts upside down lol thank you have a nice weekend bye kitty.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card and I would not have noticed the upside down hearts if you had not said anything, I had to look really close to see it! I am going to an Andy Skinner workshop today so going to miss Sam's shows unfortunately . Love Jean xxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card , love the cicle dies. Are we noticing the upside down embossing folder? . Still looks good even if up the wrong way !!!! Lol Lynne M x x x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love it, this really sings to me.
Great card for any occasion, thanks for all the fantastic inspiration.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation ,Love the circle die and the little flowers.
Gr Elly

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, no didn't notice, I had to go back and look at the pictures again! What a lovely card I love the grand circles and the ovals and often make "plate" cards. I hope everyone as a good day hugs Sonia x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, I did not notice either. What a brilliant idea but truly the other day I thought of a square back ground and using the grand circles with it but dismissed it. It just goes to show if we have an idea it is best to give it a go. So talented Sue. Love the card and will try it now. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a great idea, it looks amazing. Love the frame. Oooops, spotted it, hee hee, it will make me chuckle when it is the right way up, lol. Either way it looks fab. Have a lovely weekend.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card! No, I didn't spot anything until you flagged it ! Thanks for the alert re C&C. Tv on record!
Have a great weekend.
Anne O

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a delightful card, I should use those dies more as well. Fab

tracy w said...

Morning sue
What a beautiful card thanks for the alert re c and c tv on record thank you Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, you and those hearts! If Janet hadn't suggested it, would still have been searching.
Interesting card, clever use of the dies to extra emboss inside the frame - more ideas to use.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Love the card even if the embossing folder is up side down....I would not have noticed until I saw your comment! Hope you are having a lovely time still. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - no I didn't notice it - I had to read folks comments to work it out - love the grand circles - haven't got those but thinking about it...
Rgs
Clare W

Heather Rogers said...

Oooh! Sue I love it, love it, love it!

That is so pretty. I think the butterfly just really makes it as well love the raspberry card - now I will have to get some! You naughty lady!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx


heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I did notice but it doesn't matter one bit if you had' t pointed out the background on yesterday's card I wouldn't have spotted today's.
It is lovely and sunny here and I feel much better after a good night's sleep in my own bed.
Enjoy the weekend.
Love Jackie

Bosquie said...

What a different card.Am having a mental block with my crafting at the moment but will have a go at this one.Thank you Sue XX

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card i love it. I would never notice the upside down hearts if i wasnt told about it. I do like how you have used the d-lite die today. Take care Sue xx

Debs art

Rachel Taylor said...

What an unusual design . Very very pretty !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another great idea, the dies are perfect and I love the flowers.
Audrey x

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Morning Sue,
This card is gorgeous, just my colours and as one person has already is suitable for many occasions. Therefore, I shall use it as a get well card for me! Cheeky I know, had an minor op yesterday and when I saw this it cheered me up!
Hugs
Faith xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the grand circle frame.
Donna Jones

Annie said...

LOL Sue, you did it again! Who cares when the card is soooo lovely. The flowers outside the circle are super and I love the colours. Have a great weekend - my day is planned around Sam's shows so I will be watching her!
Hugs Annie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is gorgeous, I love those flowers

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, brilliant die-cuts, just love those grand stately circles and the die d-lites peeping through the aperture are gorgeous. Absolutely lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lacelady said...

Super card Sue, I wish I had those grand dies. I have one scalloped set (my first set of grands) but I don't know when I will be able to afford more, as they really add to any card. I too love those tiny butterflies, I do use them a lot.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, yes noticed your hearts are upside down. Thanks for letting us know about Sam's shows
Best wishes, Pat

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card today and suitable for all occasion and any age. Love the dies and embossing folders. Sarah H x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and are those hearts upside down ? I think they look lovely either way up, just moved the grand circles up my wish list.
Have a great weekend
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

baconbits said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card and if you had not pointed it out I would not have noticed....
The flowers inside the circle are a great idea really frames them.
Love the raspberry card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely bright sunny one here, I only noticed it on you last photo, the close up. But I don't think it matters they look good anyway up. Love he card .
Gail C x

maxine said...

Very pretty card Sue a wondeful design x

PharmacyMichele said...

Another beautiful card as ever. You certainly make us think about using our dies in different ways.

Michele.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a pretty cheery card. Love the flower die in the circle.

Love Val in Spain xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today. I love the raspberry card. The flower die is very delicate - I have this but have yet to use it - maybe today will be the day! Looking forward to Sam's shows.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card. Love the use of the grand circle die. Thanks for the heads up on Sam's shows. I will be tuning in later.

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is so pretty ,i would like to see more ideas with the die-lite dies as ive got a few but not used them much.
Marion H

Janice K said...

A pretty card that show off the versatility of the grand stately circle dies beautifully. I'd never have noticed the upside down hearts if you hadn't have hinted at them! x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, so fresh and sunny. Upside down or not still lovely.
Love Jan x x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, so fresh and sunny. Upside down or not still lovely.
Love Jan x x

hollyberry said...

You've done it again and used the folder upside down!On purpose or mistake?I love the folder either way and the is just sooo pretty.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very pretty card love those Grand Circle dies and the pretty flower box D Lites.
That Embossing folder is one of my favourite.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jax said...

Hi Sue,I wouldn`t notice if you didn`t hint! A really beautiful card,I love it. Jackie. x

scofessex said...

Hi Sue

What a sweet card

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful and interesting card, really great to see more ideas for using the grand dies for cards and not just scrapbooking. I love the colours and the way you have used the very large dies with the very small dies they look great.
Have a great weekend.
Margaret corgi owner

Marianna Hammer said...

No, I didn't notice it untill you mentioned it. It doesn't matter at all. Hearts are hearts in all directions :)
An absolutely lovely card. A real eyecatcher.
And I have already tuned in on C&C, don't want to miss a thing. I'm so lucky that I can have C&C on on the computer while I'm working. Pure luxury :)
Have a lovely week end, Sue :)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow what a beautiful card, live the frames from the circles, have not used mine much yet, but this gives me some ideas. Bx

Victoria said...

Didn't notice anything! Your cards always look perfect to me. I haven't got any D-Lites, but it's great to see what you've done with them. Such a pretty card today.

Sandybee said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love these circle dies
Have a good weekend everyone

xx Sandra

nuttinanni said...

lol,upside down hearts? doesn't really matter as the card is sensational and I love the raspberry card. Cheryl x

lainey said...

lurrrve those circles Sue!! lainey x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely interesting doilley type card. X

Hellma said...

Great card Sue, love the circles frame, love the triangle with the scalloped bottoms embossing folder LOL. to be honest would never have noticed if you hadn,t pointed it out last time.

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marg said...

Hello Sue!
I had to put the card on Zoom..but saw the upside down hearts!
It didn't matter anyway the card is so pretty.
I had the Bluebell, and Lily of the Valley arrive yesterday..lovely little Dies!
C/Craft is on ready for Sam!
LoveMarg

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty card, it is so delicate and the tiny butterfles just add the finishing touch! I love the embossing. (No, I hadn't noticed lol) Yet another reason why we love you so much Sue is that you are quite happy to show your little mistakes, shows that you are only human, albeit a very talanted one! Take care.

nattyboots said...

Aww i love this !

So pretty and subtle and such a good idea.

Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Beverley W

Floss said...

Morning Sue, I so love this card. Pretty is not a word I usually associate with my style of cards but I could make an exception in this case. x

Linda said...

very beautiful
hugs Linda

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I'm just considering purchasing some d-lites for the first time.

deniseann said...

Hi Sue Glad you showed this Ive just got these big circles. Love the colour. No I didn't notice but looked after you " pointed " it out. You really can't tell. Hearts are pretty either way.

Jean Johnston said...

Today's card is very pretty. I have puzzled about how to use the flower box die and will be copying this idea - thank you again Sue for sharing all your creativity.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the grand circle die. Will look forward to watching Sam's shows later.

Clare x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue from a beautiful sunny morning from the Ochil hills. What a really pretty card you have done for today. It is delicate and dainty as well as being noticeable. I like the fact that you have coloured in the window box flowers in true to life colours.
Have a lovely day and lets see what can be achieved today in my crafting world,
Take care
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
And from a beautiful sunny morning in Chester my few words of praise on your latest offering of how to get the best out of dies and create beautiful cards. In true Sue style, this is lovely - everything about it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Maryann Laursen said...

Another beauty here Sue, you´re sooo creative always. Love this one.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card, and no I didn't notice the hearts.
Love the flowers very pretty.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, who says hearts have to be a certain way up! Gorgeous card. Emma

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh this is such a beautiful card...I had to read the comments to find out what the mistake was (not that I'm nosey! Lol!) The only thing that struck me was the beauty of your card.
Have a lovely weekend.

Love Sheila xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Im in the didn't notice until you pointed it out camp, so next time I would keep it quiet if I were you lol . x

Jacquie said...

Fabulous card again Sue, yes, did notice you had the lattice heart design card upside down lol!!! Still looks fab though the hearts are so tiny no one would notice.
More inspiration for us all

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Another winner of a card. I love these grand circle dies and I have used them quite a bit and yet again you have given me more ideas! Didn't notice the hearts and really had to look hard to discover them. Enjoy your weekend. YvonneMayxx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue, Pretty card. What is it with the heart lattice, that it is upside down again. Though I doubt I would have noticed had you not hinted there was a woopsie!
Take care now, love from Jackie C XXX

nannapat said...

This has to be one of my favourite cards you have shown us Sue. I love the design, the colours and the sentiment. Pat x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Couldn't see it until I looked at the comments! It's such a lovely combination of dies.

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, these dies are gorgeous. The raspberry colour is stunning. I noticed the hearts are upside down again, but only because you mentioned it, wouldn't have noticed it myself.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today !! I love the grand circle dies but I don't have them yet. They are on my wish list. I like the flowers and butterflies dies to but more important to me right now is getting a new background folder. Have to look after my other half at the moment because he was getting ready for work yesterday morning and fell over the dog bed!! (It has is a plastic outer bed case.) He ended up in A+E and fractured his elbow which cannot be plastered because of its location !! I am the one who is ill and now I have to look after him too !! Still I can't complain as while he was dosed up on pain killers he bought me Radiant rectangles !! well sue your card is great, colours are great and I just love your upside down background !! Love Tres x x x

Laura O said...

fab card love the grand circles and the embossing.Laura o

snowqueen62 said...

Sorry Sue, the first thing I did when I saw it was the heart lattice was check to see if it was upside down! I'm sure it was done purposely to keep us on our toes lol! You wouldn't notice unless you were looking out for it.
Another beautiful card I have all these dies and haven't even had them out of the package yet shame on me!!! I will rectify this today and attempt this card.
Hugs Sue x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card. I remember this one from the shows and remember you said the embossed white piece was upside down. However, it doesn't spoil the card at all. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and great you are using a grand set of dies. No I did not see a mistake. Those hearts are so small easy to miss which way up they are.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card, upside down or not, you really have to look quite hard to notice. Ready for Sam's demos today, take care, Jess x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I certainly did not notice. This is a beautiful card, I do love the larger ones. Have a brilliant weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

loftylass said...

Such a pretty card Sue - love the colours and I love the new Grand dies. Another one on my 'to do' list. tfs.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and love the colour choice. Hugs, Carol S.xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is really beautiful, love the raspberry and great use of dies. The flowers and butterflies are sooo delicate, the colouring of the flowers is fantastic really makes them pop. I have just got this die and will be having a play.
Would not have noticed the upside down hearts if you had not pointed them out, they are fab either way.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Gail said...

Nice card - although not really my style but never-the-less a luvly card xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

lovely, don't think I use these enough, now you've given me some different ideas

Mol x

Carol H said...

Very pretty card, love the raspberry card.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, even if the embossing is upside down. Wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said

I wouldn't have thought of using the grand dies with the d'lites but they work so well together

Sue xxx

Georgiana said...

Gorgeous!

Jean Z said...

very pretty card Sue so beautiful just love it love Jean Zelei xxx

Jill Liddle said...

What an interesting and lovely card this is today Sue. Love the way it has been done, (even though I'm not a "flowery" type!

Howdy said...

Lovely card again sue.

Covgal said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, grand circles on my wish list. Yes the hearts upside down, but it doesn't alter the overall effect. Lovely use of D-lites.

Joanne2403 said...

How pretty is that!! Love the colours, the muted pink lovely and the dies you used Sue, really pretty, tfs :)

Janice Wallace said...

I love these big dies, they are so useful. Never noticed the hearts, so many other things to look at on this lovely card. Watching Sam on C&C just now getting messy with the lovely guilding wax. Looking forward to seeing you back on TV.
Janice

Anonymous said...

Stately!
Susan x

Jennifer Swandells said...

Beautiful card, circle is absolutely lovely, your embossing is lovely although your hearts are upside down. I've done this on many occasions. lol. It is still beautiful though. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Have a nice weekend X

gwen70 said...

Great card Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The circular frame works very well,
and so do the upside down hearts!
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, very clever of you to have 2 designs on the embossing folder - spades and hearts! Lovely card.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Yes I did notice another upside down backing, but only because you mentioned it on your previous upside down card. It makes you look more intently at your cards, not to pick faults but to see all the detail in your work.

I'm planning a friend and family bar-b-q in a few weeks....weather permitting, and this card would make a lovely invitation to send rather than a phone call. Very pretty.
:-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Corinne said...

Wow stunning card SueGreat detail Hugs Corinne

CraftyJo said...

Nope! I didn't notice it at all :) It's a lovely card, so much going on with it.

raineysheep said...

Very pretty card
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep

raineysheep said...

Very pretty card
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card even like
the spades don't have the large
circles but have the ovals and squares
I've never used the largest ones yet
seem to go for the next size down so must try and use them as they are
very decorative love them.
Nancyd xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Such a lovely simple card today. The flower strip is a lovely idea that you can amend to suit. Love the raspberry colour that you have used. just checked my recording as I thought I had missed Sam's demos. But it was under creative expressions and I had recorded them. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely card and I'm really pleased you are going to show some cards using the d-lites dies as I have lots of them but sometimes don't have a clue what to do!! Lol. I have recorded Sams show as I love what she does and I already have the owl stamps which she is using today. Norah it was great to see you mention the Ochill hills as I was born in Sauchie and most people have never heard of Any of the places in the area!! Lol live in London since I was little tho. Love Lesley x

SusanP, Kent said...

This time I did notice simply because you drew our attention to it last time! A beatiful card. I love the Grand Stately Circles and what you've done with them here. Amazing versatility. The flower box looks D-Liteful inside the circle. Have a great weekend.
Sue

Vick said...

Hi Sue,

Hope you are having a great Saturday! A very pretty card today, not my style but you can't please everyone, hugs, and isn't it about time you were on our screens again, I am suffering withdrawal symptoms, lol xxx love vick xxx
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Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A beautiful card, the upside down hearts would not be noticeable had you not hinted!!!
It's easy to do as ghats ghe way round they are in the embossing folder, I have to say this Is probably my most used embossing folder!
Are you going to be doing the upcoming Spellbinders pod on C &C ? I do hope so ! You and Julia are by far the best Spellbinder demonstrators! So very inspirational!!!
Crafty hugs,
Sandra Riley xxxxx

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card sue

Ecco of Sheffield said...

afternoon Sue
Late today - laptop played up this morning and thank goodness is now behaving itself.
A truly beautiful summer gift today and does it really matter that the heart is pouring out its love rather than keeping it all to itself!
The colours are lovely and the format is a wonderful plate of summer treats. I haven't got the circles but I do have the squares so will have to do a modification and see what happens.
We have sunshine and it's warm today so fingers crossed it will still be here on your return.
Hugs and best wishes to 'Mom' and all your family and friends there - it will be so nice to have you back.
Janet x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Is the hearts upside down cant really see as i need new Glasses.lol
A very beautiful summer themed card today goes well with this lovely weather we are having
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
Hazel G

Paper Junkie said...

Yes - I did spot the upside down hearts again - are you setting a new trend? I have the grand circles and use them quite alot for making pretty card blanks. This is lovely sue - thanks for sharing. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, NO - I did not notice until you drew my attention to it.
A really lovely card, love the grand circle dies and what a clever way to use the D-lites flower die.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Take care, Brenda Lel x

Carol Clarke said...

Afternoon Sue
This card is beautiful and so very delicate. Love the colours you have used. We all make errors wouldn't have noticed if you had not mentioned it. Looking forward to the 5.00 show missed this morning fetching my computer back.
Hugs
Carol x

Diane said...

WOW! this is a dynamic looking card. The Grand Stately Circles die look spectacular on your creation here. Love that lattice embossing folder. Wish I could find it here in Canada (sigh)

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
I think I have noticed the mistake not the heart but have you forgotten to round the corners at the top of the card
Hugs
Carol x

Maggie said...

I see you've got the hearts upside down again - secretly I think you pefer them that way!! Lovely card and such a good idea using the delights like that. Just seen Sam. She did well. xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous, stunning card - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Helen Barker said...

I spotted it.This embossing folder seems to be your nemesis.Gorgeous card,very original way to use the dies.
Helen Bx

Margarita lady said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card, love how you have used the flowers. I have all the dies you have used on this card (I would never have thought of using them together - thanks), so guess what I will be showing at my next meet?! If you hadn't told us about the hearts I would never have noticed I had to really look hard to spot it, bit like the cat!!!!
Lotta luv & Hugs jcp x

Jane said...

So very beautiful love today's card


Jane xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful card. I haven't really been taken by the Die D-Lites but seeing the way you have used htem to create this lovely card I am starting to change my vision. Hope you have agood day,
hugs Lynn

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, OMG this card is totally amazing!!! What a beautiful idea!! Love Sam xxx

utilitygirl said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the colours.

hinds_k said...

I am so excited to have found your blog! I just happened upon it from Pinterest. Your work is outstanding. Love all the tutorials and great hints and ideas.

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty!

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Glorious day here.
Love today's card, every thing is perfection. Hope you have a great week end. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Michelle said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I thought it was just me who put things together upside down, lol.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

magpie said...

Hello everyone! This is such a pretty, pretty card Sue. The raspberry card makes it look good enough to eat like a 99 ice cream cornet topped with strawberry sauce.....mmmmmmm! The circle dies are stunning and a great idea putting the flowers in the middle. I love the heart folder and no, never noticed that the hearts were upside down! Just goes to show how much it matters, it still looks gorgeous! Love the little butterflies too. Ooooo yes, missed the 11am show with Sam but won't miss the 5pm one....I have it on timer and I'm watching the clock too so I won't miss it! Method in the madness....somewhere...! "Thank you" Sue for all the inspiration! xx Love karen xx

Hayley Johnson said...

Great card Sue and a fab way to show off the grand stately circles which I've had for a few weeks and haven't used yet!
Hugs Hayley x

fame01 said...

love the card sue and the colours i have these dies so may try and replicate this in some way .. hugs sarah ..xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FAB COLOUR AND LOVE THE EMBOSSING FOLDER.
GOT TO GO WATCH SAM BYEEEEE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

Another card with the wow factor!

lynda said...

A lovely card very pretty and your imagination skill is flowing again Sue wish i had your crafty brain lol. Hugs Lynda xx

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card, love the colours.

Lisa Durno said...

Very pretty card. Love the colours. Think I am going to have a go at this one.

X

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, have Sams shows recorded as I love her stamps and her style. The owl is just so unusual and is a great size.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty! I recorded this mornings Sam show and watched this afternoons - she was brilliant! I won a card too! Woohoo! xx

Karen Brinton said...

How feminine is this card. It's lovely. I don't have those Grand dies but still it's a card to admire, even if i can't try to recreate it.
Karen x

melanie said...

I thought you had put the heart upside down again but it still look good .Melanie K

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- The hearts are upside down, but if you hadn't said something was wrong I wouldn't have noticed. This is a really pretty and feminine card, I adore the hearts embossing folder. I have Sam's programmes recorded so can watch at leisure. Can't miss this glorious weather we are having here so taking full advantage and relaxing (and working) in the garden.
Val C xx

Brakkers said...

Great card Sue and you have shown me a new way to use my large circles, will need to read thought your instructions again. The colour combination is fab as usual!

Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
This is a different layout for you- great inspiration and use of the grand circles. The embossed hearts are upside down and yet again I didn't notice until you mentioned it!! LOL TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Love this card...great colour combo in the raspberry and the flowers.
The die cuts and embossing etc make for a gorgeous creation!
Have a great evening
Lara xxx

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue, and you hardly notice that the lattice hearts in the embossed background are upside down again!!! I should have been a copy-writer LOL! If only I could design as well as you, I might also get to hide my mistakes a bit more easily.

Thanks, Susan

Karen said...

You are such an inspiration. Such a beautiful card yet again
luv
Karen xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the circle dies, love the colour choice.
I did not notice, had to go back and have another look. It has made no difference to the finished card It's still beautiful. Thanks again Sue for all your inspiration.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning!!!!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Sue
You are priceless - it was the first thing I checked and was wondering if you would mention it LOL.
Another stunning card - love every bit of it - your inspiration knows no bounds.
Thanks again
Regards
Caroline MacH

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely summerie card , I have the circle dies but haven't used them yet but will be having a go at this one as I have all the elements except the raspberry card stock . Really like it a lot thanks Sue!
Hugs
Jean D

janet said...

Sue

First thing I noticed! Card is delightful.

Regards

Bea

jennywren1947 said...

lovely sue wouldn't have thought of using them this way
hugs chris x

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue this is a gorgeous card and perfectly summery to match the lovely sunshine we've had today.
It took a few reads to get what you did with the stately circle dies but I eventually understood -I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes!
If you hadn't said something was different I wouldn't have looked and looked at the card so hard and eventually saw you've made teardrop gemstone shaped embossing instead of hearts on the lattice pattern! I like it both ways up so don't worry about it. Maybe write 'top' on when you've worked out where it is on the embossing folder? So you don't get these things happening I have to write on which way the embossed side comes up on so I put my card in the right side up! But then I like your cards when they look different and most the time I don't spot anything unless you point it out.
I love the flower box die d-lite die cuts and the way you've coloured them with the distress markers, I'm hoping that pro markers with the ultra fine nib on would have a similar effect? As I don't have distress markers nor flex markers. The flowers look so pretty across the circle die cut. I'd never have thought of using them in the circle I'd always think of straight edged cards for it...how you stretch my mind with wonderful creations.
The ornamental tag looks much better once you see it used on a card (than when c&c show you the die cuts boards they use, as I can't always see where or how I can use a die like this one so easily as other dies).
I use the butterfly cut outs too from the butterfly circle as I can't bear to throw them away as they are so sweet!
I Love the bow and dazzler also. Such a wonderful card today. Thank you.

Best wishes and hugs

From Katie-Louise Sweetlove x


carol e said...

Hi Sue clever use of circles and dies

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love the way you have done this card it looks fantastic
Theresa x

Phi said...

Wow this one's a little different and I love it. I love the flower pot d-lite die. so so pretty.

iggy said...

hearts upside down again sue.........time you stayed in the UK as i think all this travelling is making you dizzy . LOL.. ;-) love it though warts an all as they say ....sorry im late in leaving you a comment as im not too good again.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the way you have used the circles as a frame.
Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Shazza said...

very pretty indeed x

Wendy Thompson said...

Absolutely beautiful. Where do you get your inspiration from?

darcydaydream said...

Great idea as per.. love it..
Christine in Darcy....xx

Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi sue
Bit late on this card stunning love the raspberry and the lattice need to find that colour card love the way you worked with the circles and the de lites. yummy yummy x

Diane Mortimer said...

I love circle designs on a card, my fave to put on a card, this is out of this world x
Diane from Glasgow xx