Thursday, 11 July 2013

A Couple Of D-Lites

 Hi bloggers!   I have finally returned from my week long trip to Scotland (late last night).  I plan on getting some pics up on tomorrows blog post to show along with a bit of sharing of the week in general.  I just couldn't manage it all for today.   I had already planned today's blog as I am trying to post some of the cards that I missed from earlier in the year.  I was sure that I had posted this first one, but can't find it anywhere. It is one of the demos that I did during the shows featuring the Die Dites.  Now the way to do this card is not the way that I actually did it, but to get better results, cover a piece of card the size of the strip that you want to use with a piece of sticky self adhesive sheet.  Peel the backing paper off and gild it with Persian Dawn gilding flakes.  Once gilded, die cut it with the Vines Of Passion Die D-Lite.  This is so much easier to do this way (I die cut the sheet then gilded it), but thanks to a great tip from blog friend Beverley, I won't struggle with it any longer.  Trying to gild fine detailed cut outs is a pain, trust me on this one!  Once gilded, I put it onto a strip of black card so the cut away areas showed up, then onto a soft gold mat.  I used the Crazy Daisy embossing folder to emboss the milk card background.  I then simply matted it on soft gold card, then black with a final double pierced milk coloured mat.  Super simple, no bow or sentiment today on this one.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.  Keep scrolling there is more.



Another quick card for today and another using the Die D-Lites.  I picked a piece of Graphic 45 card from my stash and cut a heart aperture out of the centre.  I backed the opening with a piece of white glitter card, then cut a white Vine Of Passion to fit inside and glued it into place.  I used the Medallion Seven and cut three of them, then cut them in half and mounted them so they were just peeking out top and bottom of my card for a frilly edge detail.  I made a white rose following the steps on my tutorial at the top of the blog, then "sugared" it with Rock Candy Dry Glitter.  Using some seam binding that I dyed to match my card, I seated the flower in the centre of the bow after I scrunched it for a shabby chic look.  I added some pearls swirls across the bottom of the card as an accent and pierced down two of the sides of my card, finishing it with a white mat.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 7 1/4" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed the double feature for today!  All for now, Sue x









138 comments:

Pam said...

Wonderful duo of cards - love them both - glad you enjoyed your week.

Celina Dee said...

Hi Sue! It's a beautiful morning and I love the first part of the post as I love gilding flakes.
See you tomorrow!!
Celina :) :)

Rachel Taylor said...

Just gorgeous both of them ! I love the guilding flakes ! Glad you had a good time
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Heather Rogers said...

Wow! Two! Thanks Sue they are both lovely! I prefer the first though I love those flakes I think they add a lovely touch of bling to a card looking forward to using them for my Christmas cards! :)

So glad you enjoyed your week probably the best weather Scotland has to offer.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a two fer! love them both - looking forward to tomorrows post to hear/see all about the Papeterie demo day.
Rgs
Clare W

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Welcome home, two for the price of one. How lucky are we?
Like them both, but I love using the flakes, so the first one is my card of choice!
Looking forward to he photos of your trip! Gail C x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue thanks for todays
double delights so glad you enjoyed scotland take care Kitty.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love both cards. X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both cards are gorgeous thank you for sharing. I'm pleased you are back safely from your trip I am looking forward to hearing all about it. Love Jackie

englishrose897 said...

Two for one yippee, how lucky are we. Lovely cards Sue. Have a great day Sally x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, a double whammy!!! FAB-U-LOUS. Looking forward to your next show. Mabex

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what beautiful cards i really love the first one it is so pretty. Lookforward to see what you have for us tomorrow xx

Debs A

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards and couldn't choose between them. Glad your week went well looking forward to seeing the photos.
Hugs x
Heather

Eemeli said...

Both are beautiful but I think the first is more to my taste - love the rock look on it!

Hugs,
Eemeli

kimberley said...

Love the first card but feel it's missing one of your fab bows.Love the concept of the second card but not sure about the graphics 45 paper.That makes it sound as though all i'm doing is critising them but I do like them,take care,x.

Carole Z said...

Stunning cards Sue, I love your 'sugared' rose! Carole Z X

Rosie said...

I love the centre strip on the first card. It is so effective and sounds easy to make.

Carol said...

Love the heart die, and love what you have done with them. I think its time I revisited my heart dies.
Glad you enjoyed Scotland it is a beautiful country.
Welcome back
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - we are still in a heat wave here in Burgundy and so it's work early morning and indoors after that.
A double gift for today - but I do prefer the second - wouldn't it make a wonderful wedding, anniversary, Valentine and many more gifts.
Pleased to here you are back safe and sound.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Loving both cards, the hearts are so beautiful, love the gilding flakes, I absolutely adore the flower with the rock candy. They both seem to be quick cards, but look gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow! two cards for today wonderful.
I like them both but prefer the second, more my style.
Glad you are home safe after your trip.
You certainly picked a week where you got the best weather Scotland has had in years. Hope you enjoyed yourself in our beautiful country.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

hollyberry said...

Love both cards especially the gilding flakes.Hope you had a good week and now get some sleep before Sunday!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Loved the double feature, never tried the guilding flakes.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am glad you are home safely from your trip, I expect you are exhausted, but sure you made a lot of people very happy. Love both these cards, the heart die is the one I am using on my daughter's wedding stationary. Thanks for the tip on the building flakes.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two cards for the price of
one yipee! they are both marvelous
but I think the second one is my
favourite I do love gilding flakes
maybe with a sentiment or bow this
one would work for me.
Hope you had a nice time here in
Bonnie Scotland and got to see some
of the country and I'm sure you had
a
great turnout for the charity.
Nancyd xx

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
A twofer today, fabulous, both cards are just lovely. Looking forward to tomorrows post. Have a lovely day. Michelle(happy2craft)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Both cards are fab but Im drawn to the first one as its similar to a card I featured on my blog a few weeks ago only I used one of the medallions and didn't think to use gilding flakes.
From what I gather, a lot of money was raised for charity at your Scottish event so well done you! Looking forward to Sunday. x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A 2fer what a good way to start today I really like them both.
Glad you had a great time in Scotland.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, how lucky we are getting a due today. Lovely card but first one my favourite. Have a good day.

Love June
xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love both but my favourite is the gilded one, thanks for the tip of gilding before die cutting
Best wishes, Pat

Anonymous said...

Love the twofers, Sue. Both great cards but do prefer the dark colours - don't have gilding flakes but feel maybe it's time to try!

'P' in Wales

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. Two fabulous cards today. Love the use of the gilding flakes. Look forward to seeing pics of your visit to Scotland. Have a great day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards, glad you are back safe and sound. Hope it was a good trip. Bx

Marion said...

Hi Sue i like the second one best ,bet you are exhausted so take it easy now.
Marion H

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue two fabulous cards, love both of them.

Sarah h

Annie said...

Lovely double surprise, Sue, and both gorgeous. The bow and rose are so pretty and the Graphic 45 paper goes so well. The gilding flakes are, as always, fab, love gilding flakes. Glad you're back safely and look forward to your pics. Have a great day Hugs Annie

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, two beauties today love them both so won't pick a favourite, love the effect guiding flakes give and love the vines of passion die, looking forward to tomorrow's blog.
Thanks Sue
Hugs
Jean D

Jan.moogie said...

One of my favourite cards was the one using the heart and gilding flakes so seeing the other card using the heart was the icing on the cake. Lovely cards Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both. I have yet to try gilding flakes.
Veronique L

Janice Wallace said...

Same die, yet 2 totally different looks. Both beautiful.
Janice W

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for 2 beautiful cards today, love them both, but flowers and bows I just adore. All my favourite things on these including the hearts.
Audrey x

Marion Bull said...

Both beautiful cards and thanks for the gilding flakes tip - I too have struggled with the fiddly bits!! Looking forward to hearing all your new from Scotland.
Marion xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Wow 2 beautiful cards today I do like these D-Lites dies so cute and pretty and useful to make smaller cards.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

snowqueen62 said...

Two lovely cards this morning. Glad you enjoyed your trip
Hugs Sue x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
So glad you enjoyed your visit to Scotland. You certainly brought out the sun.
Well, a double whammy today, what as treat. Both are lovely but my favourite is the second; so pretty and girly.
Looking forward to Sunday's 'Toolshed'.
Hope you can have a good rest beforehand.
Erica x



Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Love both of them they are absolutely beautiful, loving the colours too.
Looking forward to what you have to show us tomorrow and especially to the weekend when we are to see you on C & C once again!
Please do come North again as you brought us some super weather. Hope you can enjoy a rest today.
Margaret corgi owner


















Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love both cards especially the gilding flakes.

Clare said...

Beautiful cards, love the guilding flakes on the first one. Glad you had a good week in Scotland.

Clare x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, that's for todays double take. I absolutely love the vines of passion dies. I recently used and gilded them on an anniversary card for my husband and like you I gilded them after I had cut them out. Boy it was hard work. Like the new tip, thanks Beverley. Looking forward to hearing more about your week. Kind regards Joanne K x

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards, thanks for the tips on the gilding flakes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two great cards, love them both but have a small sway to the gilded one.
Very pleased to hear you had a successful trip to Scotland and the weather was kind to you. Don't know where the sun has gone today its windy and chilly, hope it improves.
Make sure you have a rest today.
Lydia
X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Wow a double treat for us today. Two gorgeous cards but the gilded one wins for me. I love it! Thanks for the tip about gilding ( thanks to Beverley too). I saw you do this one on C&C and really liked it then but now I've seen close ups, it is even better. Have a good rest today if you can.

nattyboots said...

Beautiful i love them both equally

Elaine H X

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love both of these cards ....
Glad you're back and hope you enjoyed Scotland Sue!
loveMarg

weefortune said...

Lovely cards 2 for 1 yeah!!

Elaine x

Sonia Jones said...

Great cards today but I have to say the first one is my favourite. I love the effect of the gilding flakes and the overall effect is stunning. I'm really glad you had a good trip and am looking forward to see the pictures. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Glad you had a good time in Scotland I think it is a wonderful place. Two cards today what a treat and I love both of them. So glad the gilding tip worked as well for you as it does for me - it must have been a nightmare doing all those fiddly bits before lol.
Beverley W

nannapat said...

A double delight today! Your cards are just beautiful Sue. I love gilding flakes so the first one is my favourite but they are both stunning. Pat x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful cards Sue, stunningly elegant, gorgeous dies and colours, Kate x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue 2 for price of 1 today and they are very nice too! Love Michelle S xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love both cards - many thanks.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I love it when you do a 'two fer' as I can't get enough of your cards! Lol! They always give me such inspiration and todays are no exception. They're stunning!
Glad you had a safe journey back from Scotland can't wait to see the piccies.

Love Sheila xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, You're spoiling us today.
2 for 1. Like them both but the pink is lovely.

TOB said...

Love them both.as usual you have used the same die in two different ways, fab. hugs x

tracy w said...

hisue
two for the price of one card today you are spoiling you crafters the cards are stunning thank you tracy w x

Izzwizz said...

Yay, we got a twofer :-) both lovely cards Sue, that heart die is so pretty. Maddy x

Laura O said...

great cards Sue,love to see uses for these dies.Laura O

fame01 said...

Hi sue
wow two cards again how stunning are these the second one is my fav the rose is beautiful i must have another go at making one.hugs sarah xx

Lindsay Martin said...

oohhh a double dose today, thanks Sue, yes it is so much easier to guild first then die cut, have always done it this way.... but then you always have more patience than me... the second card is lovely too, simple and a great use of the d-lites.. glad you have made it back safe and hope you enjoyed your Scottish trip x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two cards today, what a treat love both of them, have got gilding flakes but not got round to using them YET! Guess what I will be doing soon. Glad you had a good trip here in Scotland and the weather was kind to you, come back soon or as we say haste ye back. Take care, Jess xx

Carol H said...

Love both cards, the gilding looks so so rich.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, Two lovely cards.

Pauline A said...

Two cards for the price of one. Aren't we lucky. Thanks for the tip re the gilding flakes so now I can have a go gilding one of my delicate flourishes. No doubt you're exhausted after your trip to Scotland so take care and TRY to have a rest. Hugs Pauline A

Lacelady said...

Ooh, two for the price of one, I love a bargain! I do have some gilding flakes, but haven't used them all that much so far. Will look forward to hearing about your Scottish exploits tomorrow.

Maggie said...

What simply stunning cards. Can't choose between them. Glad you had a good week and are soon back on the telly again. The first card could be made and kept till needed and a simple sentiment added. Very good idea. xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Both beautiful cards today and so different too.

love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jean Z said...

Lovely cards glad you enjoyed your trip to Scotland love Jean Z xx

Kate's Cards said...

I love them both Sue. The first is my favourite as I love the metallic look. xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card sue x must try.

Anonymous said...

two beautiful cards.

mol x

Joanne2403 said...

Love both cards but think the second is my fav, these dies are just gorgeous, tfs :)

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, Two stunning cards. I have had a lot of use from my Vines of Passion dies for wedding and anniversary cards lately though I haven't done one with gilding flakes so will have to try this. Love from Jackie D

Jill Liddle said...

Another couple of gorgeous cards. Wish my gliding would come out like this!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A double triumph today, glad you arrived home safely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards. I love both. Glad you are home safe and sound. Hope you get some rest before Sunday. Take care.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous cards again but I especially love the first one :)

Cardgenie said...

Sue, thanks for the tip on gilding. Your cards are such an inspiration. Thanks. Jean

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I love both these cards but the first one is my favourite! I do like the look of gilding and have had some flakes for about 2 years but only got around to using them when you were doing the show with d-lites !! Lol glad you had a good time in bonnie Scotland look forward to seeing the photos tomorrow. Also looking forward to your shows on Sunday. Love Lesley x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards they are very beautiful.. Love the gilding flakes the make such a statement to any card
Take care
Hazel G x

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue.
A twofer today, both lovely, but I do have a sneaky preference for the gilding.
love Jackie C XXX

Hellma said...

lovely cards Sue

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, WOW! What a treat two cards and both are gorgeous, Love the gilding flakes on the first card and the rock candy flower on the second card really makes a statement.
Thank you for this special treat today.
Pleased you are home safe and sound.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Another two great cards and thanks for the tip on using gilding flakes as I have had some for a while and not yet used. (Will have more confidence now!)
ValCxx

WendyC said...

Hi Sue. Hope you had a wonderful time in Scotland. I love gilding flakes but I have to say I was rather taken with the second card which is so pretty.

Helen Barker said...

Love them both,although the second one is my favourite.
Helen Bx

Paper Junkie said...

I adore card 2 - very pretty! X

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue Wow 2 cards to day they are both stunning,thanks for the tip about the gilding flakes.
Smiles from a very hot Ireland
Ita

lynda said...

Hi Sue wow spoilt today with two cards I just love the first card so pretty with the guiding flakes love that heart die. The second card also a lovely card love the colours. That rock candy flower beautiful . Hope you enjoyed your trip to Scotland .hugs Lynda Brock xx

Vick said...

Love it hun xxx
Vick

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, more beautiful cards today, love the hearts and the different ways you have used them! Love Jean xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue,

Hope you enjoyed Scotland.

beautiful cards as usual.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

salem said...

FABULOUS the 2nd card is my fave

nikkib said...

Like them both very much..... glad you had a good trip to Scotland..... x

Crafty Nanna said...

2 great cards Sue, good that you enjoyed your week,
hugs Lynn

Victoria said...

Double features are always welcome! Love both card, but the second is more my style. Glad that you had a lovely time in Scotland.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I wasn't sure about the first card when I saw it but it has grown on me.
I have tubs of gilding flakes so must try them out.
The second card is lovely.

Margaret O
xxx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Gorgeous cards - love the gilding flakes idea.
xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Both cards are sooo beautiful Sue, really great work on both. I just love the D-Lites too and definitely don´tregreat for a second, that I went for both the sets back then, as I´m just using them all voer ad over again all the time.

Sandy H said...

Just beautiful.

Jennifer Swandells said...

I love both of these cards today Sue, the gilding flakes looks so elegant. The other cards is so beautiful and I love how you did the roses with the dry glitter, I will need to try and get a hold of that as the rose turned out so beautiful. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Thank you for the 2fer treat today. Both cards are gorgeous, love them equally, the gilding is stunning and the rock candy rose is beautiful.
Glad that you had a lovely time in Scotland and look forward the the pics.
Have a rest before Tool Shed.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Howdy said...

Lovely pair of cards today sue. Thank you.

Sandybee said...

Just managed to catch up on the last couple of days cards, all of them gorgeous

xx Sandra

Karen said...

Glad you had a good time. Two beautiful cards. Can't pick a favourite
Luv
Karen xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue, glad you got home ok looking forward to seeing your post tomorrow xx hazel

Janice K said...

Thank you for the great double treat! Both are lovely ideas and ones that I'll have to try for myself. x

sued99 said...

Lovely cards today.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both beautiful, glad you had a good time x

Carol S. said...

Both brilliant card and nice and quick too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

love both of these cards

Glad you had a good week up north

Vie
x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, FINALLY I have my internet connection back, I haven't been able to check in with you for a few days!! Torture... Absolutely love both cards, they are beautiful. Love Sam xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

2 cards today which are both lovely. Although I prefer the second one. Glad you had a good week up North.

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Love both your cards
Love Vines of Passion die, I have made some Wedding Invitations with that die
Glad you enjoyed time in Scotland
Love Marion x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue, this is one of my favourite dies. Looks great this way.
This time last week we were in Preston, the week has gone no where. Glad you're home safe
Love
Jo x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. I've a thing for gilding flakes as the moment, so I prefer the first card. I also like the d-lite die but don't have it. One for my wish list I think,
Best wishes
Anne O

Jane said...

Both very beautiful cards.

Jane xx

foxyg said...

Absolutely stunning.

jeffrey bubbles said...

Great cards and I love using my Di lites they are so versatile. Glad you had a good trip to Scotland, Kathy xxx

nuttinanni said...

good evening sue, rather late for me but have been very busy today. the tip about the gilding flakes then diecut very handy, thank you for reminding me. Kay from Indigo Blu had previously told me of this during a workshop with her but I couldn't remember so it was very nice to hear it again. The card is another stunner. Cherylx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful, the two cards. Of course the gilding one is stunning, but the second one is every bit as lovely.
Can't wait until my return to get back to my computer proper to get full size pics (and you can bet that I shall go back twelve days).
And to start crafting again - what more can we ask for?
Hugs, Rose

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LIKE THE FLAKES ONE BEST, BUT BOTH CRACKING CARDS. THINK THE FLAKES ARE VERY ADDICTIVE WHEN YOU START WITH THEM.
dONCASTER THIS WEEKEND FOR SUMMER CRAFTING. SO WONT SEE YOUR WEEKEND CARDS TILL I GET BACK.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jean Johnston said...

Love your account of the holiday in Scotland and the beautiful scenery pics and am so pleased the weather was unusually good for you. The cards are also inspiring. Looking forward to your return on sunday.

Anne Crawford said...

Love both cards, thanks for the great tip for gilding die cuts!

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Love it when you do two cards in one day. Especially when you use dies that I already have in my collection. It has given me some more ideas and inspiration to get stuck in!
Alison B. x

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant cards, love them both xx

mazzer said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card. Pics are great. So glad you enjoy Scotland.

Hugs
Marilyn
x

Marianna Hammer said...

My goodness these cards are pretty. You are so full of inspiration