Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Friends Make Every Day Special

Hi crafters!  A buckle card is on offer today as it has been awhile since I've posted one.  This is the sort of card that kicks my mojo into gear when I need it.  They are always so easy to execute when you may be a bit stumped for ideas.  I started by embossing my white background with the Floral embossing folder from Creative Expressions to give my background some texture. Next I stamped the Vintage Labels Two coordinating stamp from the Live, Love, Laugh set  from Justrite using a black archival ink and clear embossing powder. I cut them out creating frames using the matching Vintage Labels Two.  I cut a strip from black card to weave through the frames. I stamped the sentiment and coordinating frame and cut it out with the Ornate Squares tag.  I coloured the tag with a Fired Brick distress ink marker.  I mounted it with foam across the centre of of the card.  I cut two more of the tags out of black card and nipped the ends off to create corner pieces for my card.  I added some flatback pearls as accents and finished with a double pierced black mat.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.
Julia Watts has some shows for you today at 10am and 6pm on Create and Craft tv.  Be sure to tune in to see what she has in store for you. She has told me that there are some brand new items.  The remaining items that I had on my show live from Vegas have been added to her poll, if you are interested.  Please be quick on those as there is not much stock left for sale!  All for now, Sue x


134 comments:

Pam said...

Buckle cards are gorgeous and this would suit many occasions, just lovely.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment! Love Jean xxx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, love the red and black makes a very dramatic card

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stunning card with a fantastic sentiment which is Oh! so true.
I like making Buckle Cards plus they are great for Man Cards
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you for the inspiration take care Kitty

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card today, lovely colours, gorgeous sentiment, lovely embossing. I will be watching Julia today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Always a good combination , buckles, and red,black and white. Lovely card.
Gail Cx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A super way to start the day with a magnificent buckle card, these are always so effective and the black and red really pop off the page. Love the sentiment which I totally agree with.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A quick, easy and fantastic gift today - you are spoiling us Sue - as yet another 'guy' card goes into the pot.
Your buckle cards are really something and the colour scheme can be altered to suit any occassion and any sport. Today's sentiment is certainly one to cherish as it is so true.
Janet x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love Black & Red together and a clever use of dies.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Good Morning Sue,
This card looks so effective, love it. I'm still half asleep, so not functioning properly. Have a fab day
Love
Jo x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, must try a buckle card sometime. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sur
Fabulous card, fabulous sentiment.
Hugs x
Heather T

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue

ellyscard creatief said...

Great card.
Gr Elly

Jules said...

I have never made a buckle card .. .. they look great!!

Love the colour combo on this one!

Hope all is good at your end.

Love Jules xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a great card not to

sure about the black and red
in an other colour for me I think
but love the buckle cards and dies.
will try and watch Julia but have set
to record just in case.
Nancyd xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card! Red/black and white make a great combination don't they. I must make a buckle card. Yours are so beautiful. Take care.

MaggieC said...

Absolutely stunning card, really rich and opulent. Thank you for sharing it with us, and have a great week. xx Maggie

kimberley said...

Very bold Sue.Looking forward to more of your beautiful Christmas cards,take care,x.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card Sue.

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue This would be another card suitable for those difficult men in our lives, lovely bold colours. Received my Holly Berry dies and stamps yesterday and can't wait to use them. Just need to find some time.
Hugs Dawn S.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Very striking, lovely sentiment, love the buckle design layout, it comes in so useful for the male cards for me, lol.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Laura O said...

great card again ,Sue .Laura O

Nanny Jo said...

I always love your buckle cards, Sue...such a clever way to use the dies. This one is in my favourite colours, too!! Jo xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, great card and love the buckle effect. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Debs A said...

Morning sue another stunning card i love it. Its nice to see the buckle cards back as they can be used for male or females. Love the colours that you have used. I will be watching julia today to see what shes got for us today. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card I do love those buckle cards always look so interesting. Nice choice of colours clean and crisp.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rachel Taylor said...

I love your buckle cards . Fab colours !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous - I love your buckle cards and really must get round to making some. The colour combination is lovely and I like the way you have used the ends of the tag as corners.

Eemeli said...

Oh wow! Love the strong contrast with red and black (+white). Great way of using those dies Sue.

Hugs,
Eemeli

karenlotty said...

Always a great idea & looks stunning in black & red

Janice K said...

A gorgeous buckle card(a style I've yet to try).x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning buckle card, love the colours very striking.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue what a wonderful card, not normally a red person but just love this buckle. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jan.moogie said...

What a striking card today Sue, lovely x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another lovely card - am thinking what it would look like using engraving board with say the centre one embossed, or all 3?... Might try that later. Will be watching Julia - thanks for the reminder!
Rgs
Clare W

Marion said...

Hi Sue the buckle cards are so differant and are goosd for males.
Marion H

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love buckle cards - thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the buckle cards, and great colour combinations too xx

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely design with fabulous dies, I just love the sentiment, Kate x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning sue. Lovely card again. Red, shite and black are such a statement. Buckle cards always look impressive. Xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Such a dramatic card, love the colour combo and how you have used the cut offs in the corners. The sentiment is so true. My Holly Berry die and stamps arrived yesterday, they are gorgeous, I will be having a play at some point. Will be watching Julia later, she is brilliant.
Have a great day everyone
Hugs June xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Now I do have to say I am not a fan of buckle cards and I really don't know why. However that said I usually find the cards can be made without the buckle - I know! You are thinking it defeats the object! ROFL!

But it means I can still try your ideas with out the buckle effect just by removing the strap. I can still appreciate the rest of the card.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk/

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty of a card. Love the drama of red and black, very special.
Audrey x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a rich and luxurious card I especially love the way you have brought the centre together.
I shall be watching Julia just hope they don't change the times again!
Margaret corgi owner

Clarissa said...

Gorgeous colours and you can never go wrong with a buckle card.
Clarissa. X

Lacelady said...

I am very partial to buckle cards as you know Sue, and this one is no exception it's lovely.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a really special card. Love the buckle effect/
Love Val x

nannapat said...

Clever use of the dies Sue, a gorgeous card. Pat x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a very powerful card the black read and white has made, very striking. I love how just with a different colour scheme something can go from being pretty,pretty to beautiful like a wedding card( the buckles binding the two as one) to strong and powerful that could be sent to someone of that type of nature. Beautiful again Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card today and could be adapted for many different occasions.
Love Jan x x

hazel young said...

Sue love the buckle cards and love this one too xx hazel

gwen70 said...

ANOTHER GREAT CARD,LOVE THE RED AND BLACK, VERY STRIKING

Anonymous said...

All the favourites, Sue - colourway, design, embossing. Love it.

'P' in Wales

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A good, strong, vibrant card today. Great for guys as well as us gals. Love the colours too.
Erica x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Great card. Love the buckle design and colour. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Great card. Like the dramatic colour combo.
Will miss Julia as I had booked dentist based on her show being 11am. Then C&C changed it to 10. As they have gone off freeview at 6pm again, I shall also miss that show. Most annoying and not great for Julia if other folks are in the same boat.x

Anonymous said...

What - no bows or flowers today?!!! This is a stunning card and very suitable for many occasions. thank you for letting us know about Julia's shows today.
YvonneMayxx

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jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WOW WHAT A DRAMATIC CARD TODAY.VERY
EYE CATCHING.HAVE A GOOD DAY

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
This card looks very oriental. I love it. x

Victoria said...

I love your buckle cards Sue, and in fact I am the proud owner of the one I won at auction. Lovely colours too.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the buckle card and black and red are lovely together Love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous dramatic card. Red, black and white always look so good together. Haven't plucked up the courage to try a buckle card yet but this has encouraged me. Wish me luck.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

don't know why but its given me an idea to use a dragon stamp I've had for ages and not used.just seems to have a Chinese feel, maybe the colours

mol x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue .Happy Crafting. x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card this is. I've never tried a buckle card so i may give this one a try. Hugs to all Sonia x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wow! Red, black and white...very dramatic and almost looks oriental,
love it! I must have a go at a buckle card though.

Love Sheila xx

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love red and black cards, and especially your buckle cards. haven't seen one in ages.

Maggie said...

Dramatic card today. Love these buckle cards as they look complicated but aren't. Will be watching Julia to get even more inspiration. xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning red and black card buckle card, lovely sentiment
Hugs
Carol x

nzillingworth said...

HO SUE
LOVE THE BUCKLE CARDS. THE JUST RITE STAMPS ARE GETTING VERY ADDICTIVE TO ME. PATTERNS ARE AMAZING.
WONDERFUL HOW THIS CARD HAS COME TOGETHER.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue. Love this card, it's ideal for a male card, just the idea I needed for my dad's card next month. Thanks
Hugs Sue x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the buckle card and the dramatic colours and the sentiment, thank you
Best wishes, Pat

Craftychris said...

So striking I adore it! xx

Susan White said...

Very dramatic and love the sentiment!

Thanks, Susan

nattyboots said...

A great man card sue ,i like the red ,so dramatic .

Elaine H X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab card with a great sentiment. Love the red and black.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love these buckle cards and the colour combo on this one is so striking.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, buckle cards suit all occasions, and I like the colours you have used on this one. Take care, Jess xx

Bosquie said...

Lovely card and one for the men too.gorgeous texture and love the red and black. Xx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue, I love this buckle card and the colour combination is right up my street. I've used it myself for a couple of cards in the past and have always had great feedback. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the remainder of your day.
Margaret A

Gail said...

I have to say and for the very first time this card does not float my boat - really sorry - not sure why cos I luv buckle cards and the sentiment is fab - but unfortunately this card is not for me xx GailT xx

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, love red and black cards. Need to try the buckle effect. Great for mens cards.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love love love buckle cards and this is no exception. Lol Lynne M x x x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking and vibrant card, very different from your usual cards.

Sandy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful buckle card and very dramatic, Love the sentiment.
Hope you are enjoying your time State side.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, what an eye catching card, I love it. Have already watched Julia this morning. I hope you have a great day,
hugs Lynn

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the look of the buckle cards, tis one is suitable for a manly card, always a bonus!!!
Alison B. x

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. A very dramatic card. The buckle works really well.
xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
BRILLIANT card - my colours! Buckle cards are GREAT.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Buckle cards are very striking, and this die lends itself very well to this technique. It's another technique that I tend to forget about! Silly me.
Love Jackie C XXX

iggy said...

true statement. love the colour combos.x

nikkib said...

classic colour combination Sue, cant go wrong with this and a buckle card..... x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the design and colour combo.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

hollyberry said...

Like the bold and striking colours of this card.

TOB said...

love the colours and the buckles, nice card. hugs x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your buckly card and this would make a great Christmas card

Hellma said...

Stunning card, love the red, white and black.

Jill Liddle said...

Very nice

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I just love red, white and black together. Beautiful card!! Hugs Sam xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lynda said...

Hi Sue love the colours on today's card white red & black are so good together. Love the buckles dies & stamps
Would make a stunning Christmas card take care
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Your bucklecard is awesome Sue, and also stunning colors on it as well. You never disappoint us Sue, but always deliver the best of everything, and so is this.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue,fantastic card red and black are so striking together,I love the way you made the corners.Thank you very much for the blog prize which arrived today.
Smiles
Ita

Sandybee said...

Red black and white always looks so striking and I do like a buckle card Sue

xx Sandra

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! Simple yet stunning. Love the red, black and white and as always the beautiful sentiment. Thank you Sue, will have a look at Julia at 6pm. xx Love Karen xx

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lovely buckle card today. Good colour combo, will stand out in a crowd. Super sentiment and very true :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card love everything about it thankyou Tracy w x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card this is. Red/black is one of my favourite colour combinations. My kitchen and bathrooms are those colours.
will watch Julia tonight
Take care
Hazel G x

jennywren1947 said...

Hi Sue this card is so nice and not 2hard 2follow Hugs chris

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, love this style- made a buckle card very recently and it was well received.

Annie said...

This is a great card, Sue, haven't make a buckle card for ages, I'm inspired"

Jennifer Swandells said...

I do like the buckle cards as they are an easy card to do. I love the card and the sentiment. Thanks Sue for giving me the inspiration to carry on with my cards. Hugs, Jen
:-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes

CraftyJo said...

Very striking colour choice today, love the whole card.

salem said...


fab card

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, very striking card.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - very crisp and bright. The buckle technique is another of my favourites!
ValCxx

Jane said...

Love the Red beautiful card.

Jane xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

This is a really good card for the men in our life, saving this until I need to refere back xxx Kathy

Karen said...

love the combination of colours
Another great card
Luv
Karen xx

weefortune said...

Love the red. Elaine xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love your buckle cards this one is no exception love the design and the red and black. Thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue gorgeous buckle card and red black an white, beautiful combination. All in all simply lovely.

Wilma x x x

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
This is a bold coloured card and an intriguing look your buckle cards always make me wonder how you weave the ribbon of card through them. A great card, in bold and stunning colours love the contrast between the red, black and white. The vintage labels stamps and dies are lovely, I really like the sentiment tag shape and shading.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Hugs x

Thank you for your talent and inspiration you exude with every card you post.

Sandy H said...

Really striking. Dramatic colours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I really like your buckle cards they look so effective. The dies look great with the matching stamps. A very dramatic colour combination. Fab inspiration.
Kayleigh B xxx

Vie Carter said...

I love these buckle cards , they are so versatile and always look striking

Vie
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Yet another stunning card.

Great colours with a fantastic sentiment.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Joanne2403 said...

Oh yum, vibrant and bright and a lil sexy, black and red always are!! Love it Sue

Helen Barker said...

Love buckle cards and the stamps are wonderful.
Helen Bx

Diane Mortimer said...

Love the embossed detail
Diane from Glasgow