Wednesday, 12 June 2013

If Nothing Ever Changed

Hi bloggers!  When I was five years old, we moved from the east coast of the States (Virginia) to California on the west coast.  My parents had bought a brand new house and we had to pick out fabric for all the curtains.   My Mom let me pick out the material for the curtains in my room from a big book of fabrics.  The paper on the bottom of this card is almost the exact same pattern as the fabric I picked for my curtains! (You were wondering where I was going with that story, weren't you? LOL)  Anyways, when I saw this paper in the store, I just had to buy it as it just brought back such childhood memories!  Now, I just think how brave my Mom was to let me pick my own curtains at age 5! LOL  When I started this card, I was thinking it should have a shabby chic look to it, but it ended up being a bit more styled than shabby.  I had planned on distressing the edges and doing a bit of sewing on it but the sewing machine had other ideas that day, but I liked the way it came out anyways!  I cut my focal element out of the Radiant Rectangles, using the outer two dies for cutting, then I added in the smaller dies to merely emboss the design on the inside of the die cut.  I stamped my sentiment on white card and cut it out with the Opulent Ovals.  I inked it lightly with Spun Sugar and then cut the larger die in the set to seat it upon.  I layered it on my back rectangle to complete my focal piece.  I used white seam binding to create a ribbon flower using the technique in my tutorial at the top of the blog.  I cut two smaller flowers from felt using the Bitty Blossom die set.  I mounted them with some white tulle and a couple of faux suede leaves.  I cut my butterfly from vellum using the Les Papillons set.  I layered up several of them and added flatback white pearls to the body.  I finished the card with three flatback pearls and a double white pierced mat.  Ah the memories! LOL  Finished dimensions are 6" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





196 comments:

Pam said...

This is a beautiful card more special for childhood memories

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Even at 5 you had style. Great card....

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, truly beautiful. Lol Lynne M x x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fantastic - it's a must try.
Rgs
Clare W

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
So you were a very hip chick at five - loving the card so very beautiful.
Hugs
Amanda x

Annie said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Very elegant and very stylish. Your bedroom must have been delightful!
Hugs Annie

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue lovely delicate card you must have had a pretty bedroom, you'r mom saw the creativity in you at 5 yrs old thank you bye Kitty

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue, Lovely elegant and beautiful card. What a lovely story about your childhood it is lovely to reminisce.
Hugs
Carol x

Lacelady said...

Oooh, Sue, I had pink rose bud wallpaper in my bedroom too! What memories you have brought back to me, I LOVE that paper! I'm pleased you didn't make it shabby, it's lovely as it is. I really will have to try embossing my dies, I have that set, but I've never tried it.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, you must have been born with style and creativity, at 5 you sure picked lovely curtains. Love your card so beautifully designed and put together. Love it.

Wilma x x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card love the paper you have used its good to rekindle old memories from your childhood thank you for the idea Tracy w x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such an elegant card and loved your childhood story. Your great talent started at an early age then. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Like others have said before me, you had style even at 5 yrs old. Today's card is beautiful and so elegant as your bedroom must have been.
Hugs x
Heather T

sandra collis said...

Love this card the paper is so pretty

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
How lovely... I'm glad you didn't make it "shabby".
Your mom is amazing-she obviously recognised your talent and nurtured it by letting you choose the curtain fabric.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Rose

sandra collis said...

Love this card the paper is so pretty

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful delicate card. Love the paper and can just imagine a bedroom with pretty curtains like that hung up! It has been a while since I have seen a butterfly on your cards too. Love Jean xxx

Viv said...

I love this card and the papers are adorable
Viv x

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card Sue, I think we all have things we have to have in adulthood that remind us of our childhood. I know I buy things like that all the time. Sally x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card is beautiful - love the butterfly.
Beverley W

Rachel Taylor said...

What a beautiful card Sue . As soon as i saw it i thought it looked like wallpaper ! Lovely memories .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, what a fab reminder of childhood. Love the paper. Bx

maxine said...

Stunning card x

Nanny Jo said...

So beautiful, Sue! I had similar curtains a few years ago...so pretty and feminine! The card is, too.
Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a wonderful story and a wonderful card to match! I love it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

kimberley said...

Very pretty girly card today Sue,take care,x.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card, so pretty, love the story. Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, it is so pretty. As others have already said, your Mom encouraged your creativity from a young age, bless her. Take care.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing the story. Love Jackie

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty bedroom you must of had. The card is stunning and so pretty. Would suit a lot of occasions. Nice and girly.
Love Jan x x

Cassieajh said...

Sue, I hope you have scrapbooks full of all those memories, if not see if you can find the time while your Mom is still as well as possible. My parents are both in their 80's & Dad is 86 in August & has had several mini strokes so when I speak to him I remember things that happened when I was small & I get him to talk about it to make sure I have the right memory & it helps him too, his face lights up when we talk together, I hope his Father's Day card will make him chuckle as it should remind him of happy days at the seaside when I was quite small. Hugs xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Love this card, the patterned paper is gorgeous, and the rectangle die with the embossed inner looks absolutely gorgeous, also the flowers and butterfly are so beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, I love all the elements and you have brought them together to make a lovely card xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, what a brave Mom indeed! A very pretty card today.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Victoria said...

What a lovely story - you had style!! Lovely card too, pretty papers and beautiful flowers and butterfly.

Anonymous said...

You had great taste even at 5 years old Sue, Edwina

jacqui said...

A very brave mum, you would know why if you saw my childhood choice ! Any way a very sweet card.

lainey said...

love it Sue!! lainey x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Have had wallpaper with pink rosebuds before in a Laura Ashley phase!
Very pretty card. Glad you didn't "shabby" it. x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful, I remember that pattern and nothing does change. Love the card, favourite so far
Audrey x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card .I love the Die.
Gr Elly

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card, my dad decorated a bedroom that my sister and I shared as a surprise while we were staying with an aunt and the paper was very similar to the one on the card. It is amazing how different things trigger our memories and we loved the bedroom when we came home, but fought over the beds - I won as I was the eldest Hugs Dawn S. xxxx

Jan.moogie said...

A feel good card is always lovely Sue in more ways than you can count. Gorgeous. x

Phi said...

Oooo this is different. Don't often see you using patterned paper Sue. But this card turned out so pretty you should do it more often.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a pretty card i love the papers you have use. You even had a eye for design when you were. Only 5. I have some came card just like this but i dont want to use it its so nice. When are you back on our screen again so take care sue xxx

Debs A

Bosquie said...

Just love this card.What a brilliant effect using the patterned papers too .Stunning XX

Anonymous said...

Nice story, Sue, think a lot of us older ones would have had similar wallpaper - unfortunately didn't choose mine and I don't have your talent. A moral there!
My greatly loved late Mum teamed mine with a lampshade with black flocked zebras!!!!
Lovely card with a dainty feminine theme.

'P' in Wales

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The rectangles and ovals go so well together. I ove the background paper.
Best wishes
Anne O

karenlotty said...

Pretty card, your mum was lucky you chose pretty rose buds It reminded me of my bedroom I shared with my sister When I was 7 I had a life size poster of Cliff Richard Makes me shudder a little now Thanks for the reminder It has made me smile at a very sad time x

Hellma said...

Love this card, i bet the curtains were lovely, the paper is.

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the papers and the dies used.pretty .Laura O

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful paper, wonderful memories, great card.
Donna Jones

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another lovely card and love the papers. X

Christine Harrop said...

Memories are such wonderful things and we can take them with us wherever we travel! A gorgeous card Sue. Christine x

Anne Crawford said...

Love this card and your wonderful memories!

scofessex said...

Hi Sue,

another beautiful card and what a lovely memory

TOB said...

Stunning card, and such lovely memories.hugs xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Breathtakingly beautiful.

Love val in Spain xxx

Carole Z said...

How great that you have a childhood memory in this lovely card! I keep seeing all the bold 70's patterns from my childhood in design now..I remember choosing a huge orange and brown floral, it was great then, but now I am seeing it in all the stores again I'm not so sure! Lol Carole Z X

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Back yet??

I really think this card is very pretty indeed partly due to the pretty little rose buds. But the way you have put it together is lovely.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Izzwizz said...

Just gorgeous Sue, I love your handmade flowers. I got to pick my curtains too, although I went for lilac silk :-) maddy x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this pretty card as the papers make me think of my Nanas wallpaper. In her bedroom she had the large one and the small petite pattern was in my aunts bedroom. You have awakened memories of my childhood as well with this card. Even today, i still think they are pretty papers/ wallpapers as you can still get them in boutique wallpaper shops.
I'm so glad you didn't distress the card as i really like clean lines to a card. Somehow, i can't get into the distressed look, but each to their own. It wouldn't do if we all liked the same and the sentiment you have chosen echos that.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What lovely memories,I can remember very similar designs from my childhood. This card has a very calm feel to it, it is beautiful.

Love
Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card is just simply stunning and I love the papers, your eye for design started early.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WELL SEE YOU HAD GOOD TASTE AND TALENT AT 5 YEARS OLD. DOES YOUR MUM KNOW WHAT SHE STARTED LOL
WONDERFUL CARD
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Does not surprise me that you had great style from an early age. It still shines through to this day.
Glad you made this card just as it is, I love it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card and remember the wallpaper.
Marion H

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Pretty and beautiful.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a lucky girl you were and of course 'Mom' was right to trust you as she already knew you had good taste.
Isn't it interesting how little things bring back memories eg wallpaper, colours and certain smells.
Anyway today's gift is wonderful and full of charm. It has the 'olde world' feel to it and I love the colours and the format - I love all of it.
Janet x

hollyberry said...

This card is so pretty I'm glad it didn't get shabbied.It is perfect just the way it is.

Maggie said...

I had purple flowers when I was 5 and loved them for years and years. I think Mum regretted it in the end! Lovely dainty card just right for feminine friend. xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
A truly elegant card and to me it has a French country look, really beautiful. Love the butterfly and flower. Lovely to hear the story making this card extra special!
Margaret corgi owner

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely story and a lovely card. Romantic and stylish look.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, the card is beautiful. Very girly and pretty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely fantastic
card just my style and your paper
I think a little Laura Ashley is gorgeous
and I really must get these rectangle
dies they are fab.
Nancyd xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Things do change... but the past always manages to give comfort!
I love these designs, probably why I love Anna Griffin designs, lots of Roses (lol)
Today's card is beautiful Sue!
LoveMarg

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, and it's lovely to remember all those special memories

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue pretty x

Anonymous said...

Oh so pretty Sue and a lovely memorable card for you too. So glad you didn't shabby it up as it is far too pretty. Brings back memories for me too as I used to use Laura Ashley material to make my children's dresses. Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens at the end of the month - just hope it warms up a bit more for you by then! YvonneMayxx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, well what can i say? This is a stunning card and so pretty. I can see it with a more vintage look to it but it's also great as is. Have a great day hugs Sonia x

Sandybee said...

It's a beautiful card and all the more so for the memories it gives you.

xx Sandra

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, wonderful memories, as others have said you had style at 5 years old, your Mom knew this and nurtured you, bless her. The butterfly is gorgeous and love the pretty paper. Glad that you did not shabby the card.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely story to start the day, it's great when something triggers a childhood memory.
Love your card very pretty as always beautiful flowers.
Lydia
X

mazzer said...

This is lovely. xx

Anonymous said...

beautiful, love your choice of curtains!

mol x

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, just love today's card. It is so pretty. The backing paper is beauitful. Your Mum obviously knew you had an eye for style. Kind regards Joanne K x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Beautiful.

I think this is one of my favourites. The memories that it evokes for you add to its charms. X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card I love the backing papers so pretty and a beautiful butterfly your Mom new you had great taste even at such a young age Bless you.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Clare said...

Beautiful card. You had an eye for design even at 5 years old, that paper looks gorgeous.

Clare x

hotpotato said...

lovely card.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue. very lovely card so pretty
and it shows you Had good taste when you were 5 years old love Jean Zelei xxx

nattyboots said...

I love This Card Sue , the background papers lovely as is your flower
Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the papers, they also remind me of my childhood and a dress I had. Emma

Marion Bull said...

So pretty. Obviously at five years old it was clear you would be an artist with a great eye for design! \a really lovely card with a great story!
Marion xx

weefortune said...

What a lovely story and a beautiful card. Have a Fab Day Elaine x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the papers used. Think your mum was a wise woman she knew you had all this artistic talent at a young age xx Hazel

Carol H said...

Wow I had pink rosebud wallpaper too, your card also reminds me of my childhood bedroom. Great card lovely and feminine.

snowqueen62 said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the patterned paper.
Hugs Sue x

Jax said...

Hi Sue,love the card,I find the radiant rectangles sooooooo beautiful,they are my favourites(at the moment.)lol. Jackie. x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. Very romantic and dreamy. As others have commented you had style even at 5.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
I really, really like this one. Funnily enough, the paper brings back memories of my Aunts' bedroom, where I had my own bed in with theirs, when we went to stay with them on holiday. So thank you, I love it, not just because of the memories, it's a beautiful design.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, what wonderful memories this paper provoked. Such a pretty card. Love from Jackie D

fame01 said...

Hello Sue wow even at five you have great taste what a amazing stunning beautiful card i absolutely adore it.arent memories great .hugs sarah xx

fame01 said...

Hello Sue wow even at five you have great taste what a amazing stunning beautiful card i absolutely adore it.arent memories great .hugs sarah xx

redfox said...

Lovely Sue, really lovely. Just wish I could emboss without some parts of the die actually cutting!!
More practise needed I think! Love and best wishes, Sarah.

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue

Yes I was wondering where you were going with your story. Great talent even at 5 then Sue. This card is so elegant and I'm glad you didn't make this a shabby card.Keep up the good work.

Jill Liddle said...

This is so sweet Sue. I'm not really a flowery person but those backing papers are lovely.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card. I am not surprised to hear that your Mum let you choose your own fabric, she recognised that you had style and flair even then

Sue xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card with pretty rosebuds, love the way the radiant rectangles and opulent ovals work so well together
Best wishes, Pat

raineysheep said...

Such a change !! I really love this it is very pretty and has given me more ideas for using my stash
Thanks for the inspiration
Raineysheep xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is such a pretty card, I love your taste in fabric (and paper).

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card! I just love it, I didn't have wallpaper like that but I did have a dress with much the same pattern on it, when I was about 6yrs old.
As you say ahh the memories. Gail Cx

Joanne2403 said...

Such a pretty card and wonderful memories too, hope you've scrapbooked with the paper!! tfs Sue :)

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
the moment I saw your card I thought of bedroom papers, then I read your message about the room decorating.
I just love them and the sentiment is lovely too.
Well the whole card is just great

Margaret O
xxx

jean woodcock said...

beautiful card.... love the sentiment.how true that is x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and the paper is so pretty. Hugs, Carol S.xx

StephC said...

What a beautiful card with such lovely memories from your childhood. I'm sure that if you'd chosen horrid material, your Mom would have done something about it!! Having said that, your talent was obviously already there, even at such a young age xx

CraftyJo said...

Great curtains :) and a very pretty card too.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

A very simple but beautiful card. You even had class at the age of 5.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful card Sue, I love the way you used the dies, stunning. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

Gail said...

What a stunning card and luv the story about the wallpaper xx and luv the ribbon and felt flowers xx GailT xx

darcydaydream said...

what a pretty card. Even at aged 5 you had an eye for colour and style....lol
Love from Christine in Darcy....xx

Caron said...

Simply gorgeous card. Love everything about it. xx

Kate's Cards said...

I love this, especially the roses and rosebuds!

Cardgenie said...

Sue, today's card is so pretty - absolutely love it. You had very good taste in fabric at 5 years old - I think when I was 5 I would have chosen something a lot less sophisticated! Jean

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue


Love this card, it just shows that you are born with style, it is not something that you can learn.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Lovely story, Lovely card, these dies are really fantastic and give amazing results, the butterfly and flowers are the icing on the cake!!!
LOVE all of it.
Take care, Love Brenda Lel x

Pauline A said...

Now we know where your creativity started. 5 years old and such taste at a young age. Roses are my favourite flowers so love your design; so feminine. Hugs, Pauline A x

lynda said...

Hi Sue , this is a stunning card and a lovely story of your childhood memories even at 5 you had a talent for style.The papers are so pretty ,and the flower is lovely.
As always a beautiful card . Hugs lynda Brock xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, very pretty and elegant ...
Love the paper. At the age of 5 you had the creative eye. So pleased you share it with us now..

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Susan White said...

So pretty, and you're right it reminds me of a dress I had as a little girl! Just lovely!!

Thanks, Susan

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, love the way this looks, very detailed but delicate.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
This truly has echoes of the early sixties - I vividly remember having similar wallpaper when I was little. (don't think I had any choice in the matter tho' LOL) Having said that you have brought it right up to date with your creative skills. Love it!
Sue

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

What a very grown up look for a little 5yr old girl, your room must have looked very pretty just like your card today. It's very fresh, and the flowers are gorgeous. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Kayley Lycett said...

Beautiful so classy

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue what a pretty card and I love the butterfly and it is a WOW card to me.
I have been in hospital for the last week so could not leave any comments.
Home to day but am exausted.
Smiles
Ita

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Yes I do know where you are coming from as I also had this paper in my house but it was in the living room. Memories oh how I wish I could go back there sometimes.
Carol x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, NO your Mum wasn't brave, it's obvious you were just born with excellent taste!!! I totally love today's card, it ticks all my boxes, it's just great. (glad it brought back some lovely childhood memories too!) Love Sam xxx

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card, very stylish not a bit shabby !!

My daughter had bedspread and curtains very similar (by marks & spencer) about 35 years ago, how funny

Vie
x

Corinne said...

what a pretty card Guess you sterted at an early age Hugs Corinne

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,
You certainly stirred my memories, too, with this utterly gorgeous card today!
...when I was 15, my Mum was expecting her 5th baby and was rushed to hospital somewhat early.
We children were excitedly waiting for news, would it be a boy or a girl, when I decided to sew a duvet and sheet set for the cradle in anticipation of their home-coming; the brushed cotton material was the exact pattern of this lovely rosebud paper; it was a boy, and he did not become 'pink'
at all!
Any chance that we might see these
lovely petite patterned, pastel papers soon over here? Please.
Thanks for your memories today.
Hug, Lis xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card.
I love the tiny flower design.
Veronique L

Eugenia said...

Hi there Sue, this is such a sweet card and one that you would send to your Grandmother so pretty and bright. I love it!!

Val said...

Absolutely gorgeous.
I also had similar wallpaper in my children's rooms, by Sanderson.
Just love the card, going to make similar now.x

Hayley Johnson said...

Hi Sue, I love today's card and the fact that it reminds you of your childhood makes it even more special. Its a really beauty Sue.
Hugs Hayley x

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful card, very feminine, stunning x

Helen Barker said...

Very stylish card.The embellishments are gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

I have still got some bedding with the same pattern on.

magpie said...

Hello everyone and hi Sue! This is so beautiful. Oh my, what a wonderful creative mind you had at the age of 5 to pick this patterned paper. You've brought memories back to me of when I used to go to ballet class at the age of 5 upwards to 8yrs. I had a storybook about a ballerina and her dress was a beautiful pale pink which had a white overlay. both the pink and white material was gathered together scallop like and pink rosebuds put in between the scalloped layers from the waist to just below the knee. It was my dream dress and I always wanted one. Thank you for bringing that wonderful memory back. Gorgeous card, love the dies, the vellum butterfly and the paper is just stunning! Gosh, love it! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue as usual. I,m afraid at the age of 5 I would most probably have chosen something boyish (very much a tomboy at that age)not very femine at all. Anyway great card.
God bless
JanNxx

sue wilson said...

I think it looks very Laura Ashley . love it.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
A really pretty card and paper.
Anne x

Sandra F said...

Stunning card Sue. xx

Jane said...

Well Sue it looks even at the age of five you had an eye for beautiful things, the card if amazing I love it.

Jane xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous, very special card, and I love the pattern of your paper, your curtains must have looked lovely, a fantastic childhood memory for you.. xxxx

Danella said...

Hello Sue,
What beautiful papers and they work so nicely with todays dies. As you are aware I also love quilting and patchwork and I always pick out fabrics like this, very similar to a famous female designer that has her own range of everything gorgeous in her shops. As you are American have you ever been interested in quilting? love Danella xxx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Wow...great taste aged 5!
The patterned paper is so pretty!
The card is beautiful, loving the dies, sentiment...everything!
Perhaps you can try a shabby card at a later date...looking forward to it!
You always have interesting, pretty background papers...could you perhaps point us in the direction of similar!
Thank you for sharing a happy memory
Have a great evening
Lara xxx

Janice K said...

Even at the tender age of 5 you had a very mature, refined and elegant view of style. This card is so pretty. x

Danella said...

HELLO AGAIN SUE,- (I FORGOT TO SAY) TODAY'S SENTIMENT 'IF NOTHING EVER CHANGED THERE WOULD BE NO BUTTERFLIES',IS TRUELY THE NICEST SENTIMENT I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS, IT'S GORGEOUS!, MUST LOOK OUT FOR THAT ONE! DANELLA XXX

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful paper and I love the butterfly.

Hugs
Linda xxx

sued99 said...

I love this card. It's so pretty.

Maryann Laursen said...

Soo gorgeous as always Sue, I just love it.

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lovely girly card- love it lots. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I absolutely love everything about this

Anonymous said...

hello sue, what a really pretty card. i love the backing paper so delicate. thank you for sharing your memories with us sue. sending love from christine c xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Beautiful card, very pretty background. Your flair for design was already showing with choice of material for your curtains at 5yrs of age!
Val C xx

iggy said...

LOVELY STORY. LOVELY CARD.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful story . Your mum was so kind letting you pick your own paper at 5 years old.But you had very good taste and still do, we see that in your cards.
Today's card is stunning love everything about it Sue
Take care
Hazel G

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Isn't it funny, but nice, what memories we retain. Bet you enjoyed making this card. SueL

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
A lovely elegant card

cmu said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card - I love the 'curtains' paper and all the elements are just exquisite. Well done!

Sandra said...

Sue you were obviously gifted with an eye for all things beautiful! Sue that paper is so pretty! what make is it please?
That has to be one the prettiest cards you have made, i love it!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xx


Sandra said...

Sue you were obviously gifted with an eye for all things beautiful! Sue that paper is so pretty! what make is it please?
That has to be one the prettiest cards you have made, i love it!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xx


nannapat said...

What gorgeous paper and it's lovely to bring back childhood memories. Pat x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card and memory too, it's strange how some things even down to a piece of paper can bring childhood memories flooding back.
Love the whole layout and the flowers finish it off perfectly, I have the butterfly sentiment too I think it's lovely.
Hugs
Jean D

jennywren1947 said...

what a gorgous card sue u even had taste when u were 5 lol
hugs chris x

Maggie said...

gorgeous card Sue love the main die I "need" this one lol
Great memories from your childhood and yes your Mom was very brave!!

MaggieH

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Todays card is soooooo elegant and truly Beautiful.
Love Marion x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, your childhood memory reminded me of a distant memory of mine, when I was about the same age I had a pair of pyjamas which matched my bedroom wallpaper exactly and it was flowery just like your curtains LOL.
Love today's card especially the sentiment and flowers x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, very pretty paper for a 5yr old.

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, This has to be one of the cutest cards you have ever made, or maybe thats because of the story attached. A truly gorgeous, girly card. ANd what chic curtains to have at 5 years old. Brave Mom too
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and elegant card. thanks for sharing your memories - so sweet.
Michelle M

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue what a lovely memory for you, and to find a piece of paper that nearly matched your curtain fabric. Today's card is so feminine and so very pretty I love it all. Hugs Debbie R xx

carol e said...

Hi Sue really pretty card and full of nostalgia x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card I love the background paper
And I love the fact that it brings back childhood memories for you
You take care
Theresa. Xx

Sandy H said...

So pretty.

Eemeli said...

Didn't expect to find designer papers here but they look beautiful and compliment each other very well. Your card is looking very elegant.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi
Love this card truly has an American style to it the opulent ovals and the rectangles sit well love the papillon which I need to have the velum gives it a lovely soft intricate look your flowers are above and beyond
Thanks for sharing x

Katie Lamb said...

Love the soft feminine design of this card

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. A day late, for me! Stunning card, what lovely memories. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Maryann Laursen said...

This is just stunning Sue, I´m totally in love with this card here.

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful,Sue!!! I have a pillowcase in the same pattern and my 4 year old granddaughter loves it!!! I hope she carries the memory of it when she grows up!!!
Anne with an E

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
This is such a gorgeously beautiful this card is, these are such pretty papers you have used and the opulent oval and the radiant rectangles embossed and die cut is just so ornate as a centrepiece to the card. The flowers are beautiful and I love the butterfly ( i love butterflies they are a favourite of mine!) and also the border piece is so pretty. The sentiment is lovely too I wouldn't be without butterfly's.
Even as a young child you showed you had good taste as that background paper is really pretty. I think your mom must have trusted you to chose something pretty and in good taste!
This is definitely a favourite card for me.

Sorry I didn't post on this day.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Chris Curry said...

I love this card, especially the butterfly. Thank you Sue

Chris Curry said...

I love this card, especially the butterfly. Thank you Sue

Diane Mortimer said...

How very sweet
Diane from Glasgow xx