Saturday, 20 July 2013

Hello

Good Saturday morning all!  I really wish you could see this one in person as it has an interesting look about it.  I haven't tried this before, but I stamped the background using a Snow Cap Adirondack Pigment ink pad.  I used the Secret Garden stamp and stamped it on to black card.  The results with the white pigment ink on the black card are very subtle and soft in person.  It gives the appearance of a blackboard that has been written on.  After I finished it, I wished that I had used a white gel pen to highlight it in areas as I think that might have looked quite nice.  Oh well, something to try next time I think.  After I stamped the background (and I stamped it twice to get a piece large enough), I cut one side using the bracket borders with a decorative insert.  I wrapped a piece of white frilly edged ribbon around the card to cover the join between the two stampings.  I tied a double bow and added a decorative black button (from my stash) to the centre.  For the focal element, I cut a Decorative Labels One in black as a backdrop.  On top of that I layered a Vintage Labels Three die cut into a frame.  I added  a basic lattice as a background inside the frame.  I stamped my sentiment (from the Floral Thank You set by Justrite) and framed it with one of the Fancy framed tags two.  I added it in the centre to complete my focal element.  I added some flatback pearls and a black rhinestone swirl to the upper corner as an accent.  I would love to receive a nice hello card like this from a friend, how about you?  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

A quick note to let you know that Julia Watts will be on C & C today at 11am and 5pm.  Please tune in to see what interesting demos she has planned for you, I know you won't be sorry!  All for now, Sue x








143 comments:

Pam said...

Oh hello, it is only Saturday here. Lovely card though.

Heather Rogers said...

You had me worried there I thought I had lost a day it's Saturday!!

Beautiful card Sue! Love it all! Especially the dies used.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, did a double take there with checking the date and the day. Great card, very stylish and elegant. Will set the timer for Julia's shows.

Have a great day
hugs LYnn

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
you must be jet lagged you have gained a day love the card take care Kitty

Jan.moogie said...

Now that's different Sue, lovely card.Shame about it being Saturday as I still have to work Sunday, oh well such is life.xx

Rosie said...

Great looking card, again Sue. Now relax - it's only Saturday!

fame01 said...

Gosh Sue i thought i was loosing my marbles it is saturday i will watch the shows. card by the was is sooo very elegant and stunning.hugs sarah xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Another masterpiece here again Sue. It´s just sooooo gorgeous, but it almost always are in black and white. Therre´s just something about this combination that lookss elegant somehow, but you also just always knows exactly what´ll look good together, and you´ve sure made me dare to try lots more things to go with each other than I had ever dreamed of before, but now I´m never afraid to try anything, I can think of, and thanks sooo much for that hun, that is entirely your credit.
HAve an awesome week_end hun and lots of great fun now.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great looking card,I'm working this weekend so Wishing it was Sunday.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card but you got me worried its only Saturday today you have put Sunday on your blog for today card have a great weekend Tracy w x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Hi, Sue yes I never know what day it is either ! Another great card on any day.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Are your days flying past like mine, hee hee. Love todays card, the background looks great, my wish list just keeps getting longer, lol. Have a lovely weekend.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Anonymous said...

Always ahead of the game Sue!! In designs too.. love the card. Mabex

Anonymous said...

GM Sue -gorgeous card - really dramatic - sitting her blearry eyed (it is early) with my cuppa tea, coming to and reading your blog I did panic for a millisecond that I'd had slept Saturday away but no, all is well. You nearly got me! I normally say Happy Weekend but today I shall say Happy Saturday.
Rgs
Clare W

Rachel Taylor said...

Happy sunday to you too Sue lol !
I like this card ,very stylish !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, great background effect

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, very chic I do like the black and white colour as well! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful.I love your dies.
Gr Elly

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this such a beautifully elegant card. I hope you have a good weekend. I'm looking forward to Julia's shows today I'm just off to her blog to check the times. Love Jackie

Bosquie said...

What an unusual look to this card Sue. My colours too and of course a card isn't a card unless it has a beautiful bow on it. Ticks all the boxes does this design. Xxxxx

Debs said...

Morning sue happy saturday morning Lol. Back to the card i love it with it been black and white and its nice to see you using your dies again. Take care. Xxx

Debs A

Christine Harrop said...

Great stamped background on this elegant card. Christine x

Elaine said...

Another gorgeous card sue ! Hope you are having a good trip x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really elegant.

Michele.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely lovely, a really elegant card that would please anybody. I love the way you have used the lattice die, took me a minute to work out how it was done (brain not yet woken up lol). Will definitely have a go at this one as I have ordered the garden stamp and loved it the minute I saw it. Hope your weather is as good as ours and you are enjoying. Have a great weekend everyone.
love Jan x x

Patricia said...

Good "Saturday" morning Sue.
Brilliant card absolutely love that background the stamp used is a MUST have.
Have a Great "Saturday"
Hugs

Patricia xxx

englishrose897 said...

Great card. Love the back ground and the way you used the lattice die. Have a great weekend. Sally x

Victoria said...

Had a funny moment when I suspected that I might have slept for an extra 24 hours!! Anyway, lovely card Sue. Very elegant and stylish. Looking forward to Julia's shows today too.

Domino said...

Wow I really like this one. Must get hold of this inkpad. Can't wait to see what you do with all the new Spellbinder dies!!
Hope you have a good weekend.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I thought I'd slept for 48 hours. Lovely card. A lovely way to start my day.
Love Val x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love it all and yes I certainly would love to receive this from a friend
Best wishes, Pat

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
You did confuse me this this morning which I have to say isn't difficult these days LOL. Anyway back to the card. It's gorgeous. I love the bracket dies - I really must try to use these more. The layout of the card is lovely and for once I do like the monochrome look.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely way to say 'hello' I know the weeks seem to be going fast but thought I had slept through Saturday.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

cr@fty said...

Good (Saturday) morning Sue lol
You got us there pity it wasn't April fools day. I love how you did the lattice die it took me a while to work that one out. Beautiful card again today I am looking forward to Julia's shows will have to record but can watch them later.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sue, and a happy Satsun to you too!! You've now got another day in your life.
LOVE this card, the background is great just the way it is and do like the lattice inset to the die.
On your way to Vegas? Take care, enjoy.

'P' in Wales

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. As I have problems with my memory I never know what day of the week it is anyway! Lovely card and the effect is so subtle. Have a good weekend Sue and all of Wilsonettes.
Take care.

Valerie said...

Worried me for a moment, wasn't sure if I had lost a day or a week as been away on holiday and have just come back on your blog after that. Lovely card as usual. Valerie

TOB said...

Oh dear you had me thinking it was Sunday. Glad it's not as we'd miss a day of the precious weekend. I love black and white, as you said it would be nice to see this one. Love the card. Stay safe in the heat everyone. hugs x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, didn't even notice
you said Sunday but there's an excuse
for you as you schedule your blog.
But anyway a beautiful card must try
the white haven't stamped with white
for a long time.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card like the background stamping.

MRS DUCK said...

Crickey. . . . . Just got up and thought I had lost 24 hours. What are you trying to do to us Sue lol!
Like the background so may have to get this stamp.
Have a great day. . . . . . Whatever day it is in Sue World. x

Jane said...

Love the effect on this card will have to get myself this ink pad.

Jane xx

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue a beautiful, stylish and elegant card. I love the secret garden stamp and glad I brought it and will look forward to having a play with it. Have a great weekend.

Sarah h

Sandybee said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thought I'd slept through the whole of Saturday LOL
A brilliant card what ever the day of the week Sue
xx Sandra

jessie said...

HI SUE,
YET ANOTHER GRAND CARD.LOVED THE STAMPED BACKGROUND,MUST GIVE IT A TRY.

jessie said...

HI SUE,
YET ANOTHER GRAND CARD.LOVED THE STAMPED BACKGROUND,MUST GIVE IT A TRY.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Another lovely card, must try this technique is does look lovely.

Thank you again

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pauline A said...

Whenever I mix up my days I'm told that it has something to do with the ageing process but in your case it's because you have so much to think about and are always planning ahead. I was beginning to think that I'd overslept. Stunning card though and I love the background stamp. Mine arrived yesterday so must give this ago. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Pauline A x

Pauline A said...

Whenever I mix up my days I'm told that it has something to do with the ageing process but in your case it's because you have so much to think about and are always planning ahead. I was beginning to think that I'd overslept. Stunning card though and I love the background stamp. Mine arrived yesterday so must give this ago. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Pauline A x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
HAVE I LOST A DAY THOUGHT WAS SATURDAY. (CHECKS ON PC). NO IITS SATURDAY LOL.YOU HAD ME GOING THERE. SMASHING WAY YOU HAVE ONLY GONE ACROSS 2/3RDS OF THE CARD. UNUSUAL. LOVE THE PAPER. YES COULD BE DIFFERENT EFFECTS WITH DIFFERENT COLOUR. CANT WAIT TO SEE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

salem said...

WONDERFULL CARD

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The stamped background is lovely and I particularly like the use of the lattice behind the frame.
Veronique L

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
It's a sign of getting old when you don't know what day it is, never mind Sue it comes to us all.
Beautiful card, love how you have done the background.
Have a good day which ever one it is.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

A very different background technique which looks very effective. I love the lattice effect too. Will be watching Julia's shows today and looking forward to your one on Tuesday - have a good day Sue.
YvonneMayxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunning card and love mono look.
Panicked this morning like all others thinking we had lost a day.

Love June
xxx

Lacelady said...

Hello to you too! I love that background, something else to try in my card making arsenal. I'm still waiting for my bracket dies to arrive, but I'll be saving these designs so that I can refer to them for ideas. Thank you!

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the background and I think we would like to receive a card like that from a friend.
Audrey x

Marion said...

Hi sue like the back ground and lattice but the big bow takes over again .
Marion H

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love monochrome colour scheme would love to receive a Hello card from a friend.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Whatever day it is I hope it is a good one for everyone. A very beautiful card, think I might have to get this ink pad. Safe trip to Vegas, looking forward to the live link.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card today...I love the background. Hope you had a good journey over and your Mom is happy and well.

Love Sheila xx

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely elegant looking card. Black & white cards always look stunning. Have a good weekend.
Hugs Sue x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue....its Saturday lol

Lovely card today

xxx

nannapat said...

Love that background Sue - it looks so elegant. Recording Julias shows today so I can watch more than once! Pat x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love this card, so stylish. Glad you got over the pond safely, even though you lost a day. Bx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the background. Will tune into Julia's shows later.

Clare x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background on this card as was pleased to see you using the lattice die - although I love these dies I've always struggled with ways to use them - now I have another idea. Thank you.
Beverley W

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Brilliant technique. X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card love the stamp and lattice, probably not your fault that the wrong card was posted today, maybe tomorrow we will get Saturday's card lol. Take care, Jess xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, I didnt even take any notice of the day on your blog I was too engrossed in the card! Love the Black and White effect it adds another dimension it.
Alison B. x

karenlotty said...

I need to see this one close up because I'm not sure I like this one

Izzwizz said...

Morning Sue, it's another beautiful day here. Hope you are getting good weather. Thanks for another gorgeous card. Love the background, it's beautiful. Maddy x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , Lovely card so different I just love the background stamp I think it's a must to have it love Jean Z xx

Cornish Emma said...

MOrning Sue, well that totally confused me, im sure its Saturday! lol. Beautiful card, love the background and layout. Emma

Tres said...

HI Sue. Another beautiful card today !! I really love the Secret Garden background stamp. I just received mine yesterday. Another great idea to try with it !! As always the bracket dies look great. The focal element looks lovely where you have used the lattice die inside of it. I really should try this technique. I am always scared I will ruin the die or the background folder. Bow looks fab too. I am looking forward to Julia's shows today. Have a lovely time with your family and I look forward to seeing you on the c+c Las Vegas show hopefully. Lots of love Tres x x x

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card, and a happy "Sunday" to you too :)))

Margaret said...

Good Saturday morning Sue
What a super posh card really lovely, I love the luxury look really splendid.
Do have a rest before your demo's at CHA you had me worried I thought I had missed Saturday!
Take care
Margaret corgi owner

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue X
Have a nice weekend Happy Crafting

Janice Wallace said...

Morning Sue,
Sooooo glad I just got my braccket dies, and now you have given me another stunning idea to use it on. Lovely as usual.
Janice W

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Never in a million years would I have thought of that one! It's lovely - I've got all the ingredients (apart from Vintage Labels 3 but loads of others that would lend themselves to it) and shall have a go! Love the concept of white ink on black card and the Secret Garden stamp is Just Rite (lol) for it.
I also checked the dates and am reassured I hadn't missed Saturday.
Best wishes and hugs,
Rose

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, pretty card, Just love that secret garden stamp. Kind regards Joanne K x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Thank goodness it's Sunday and the big family Bar-b-q and all that hard , hot work is over. " I wish ".

I Love your card today. I really like the stamp, and was lucky enough to buy it last Sunday so I will be giving this card a go.


Oh well back to reality, lots of food prep to do. Hope you have a great weekend. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Joanne2403 said...

Hehe I had to double check what day it was, guess it through everyone else too, no worries just keeping us on our toes huh!!
Great card and I love the background it sets the entire card off, tfs :)

Cardgenie said...

Sue, love the effect of stamping with snow-cap on black. Looking forward to seeing all the new stuff coming out of CHA! Jean

Karen said...

I know I had a few wobbly waters last night but sure I didn't miss a day!!!!
Love black and white. Beautiful card
Luv
Karen xx

Carol said...

My secret garden stamp arrived!!!! Must try this one out. Love the card. Sue you confused me with Sunday I am sure it is only Saturday!!
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card - have a great weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

SHARICA said...

Morning .. I Just love black and white cards .. xx Simplicity at its best .. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beatiful card with more great ideas/techniques for me to try. Thank you.

Christine B. said...

Stunning card and love how you have cut the edge. Hugs x ChrisB

Beryl Treble said...

Trying to wish the weekend away?! Love the card Sue.

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue
What a stunning card this is its really amazing. Such a classic and chic colour scheme too.
Lots of new things to try today from this card.

Hoping to see you on create and craft at the CHA.

I hope the journey over is ok and your trip enjoyable.
Hope you have a great time seeing your mom and daughter.

Take care, thank you for all your inspiration.

Best wishes from

Katie-Louise sweetlove

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card - think I will have to treat myself to these border dies they look fab.

Happy Saturday!

Diana

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card . Love your technique it's stunning.
Take care
Hazel G X

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card today Sue, very peaceful x

Carol H said...

Another fantastic card, the background is really different, just love it.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I thought I was having a senior moment! I could have sworn it was Saturday when I got up!! Lovely card though, really quite beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, another stunnimg card. Elaine xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue ,this is stunning I would love to see it in person and feel it.I would be a very happy person if I received this card.That Stamp is fantastic,it gives a stunning background.Another winner Sue.
Smiles
Ita

Annie said...

This is gorgeous, Sue, you are so right about that stamp, it is a real must-have. By now you must be re-orientated to a Saturday LOL how nice to discover you still had another day to your weekend!

CraftyJo said...

Very interesting - love that background which I could understand once I'd seen the close-ups ;)

Helen Barker said...

The chalkboard effect is really cool,very on trend looking at some of the collections coming out soon.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nic, interesting.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lynda said...

Gorgeous card I really love that background stamp it's a must have for me. The card is stunning.love all the dies you've used too. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anonymous said...

"Hello" to you Sue, Beautiful card, love your background made with Secret Garden stamp also love the way you have used labels three and lattice dies - at first I thought it was one die - VERY CLEVER.
Saw Julia's 11pm show - She gave us lovely demos. Love the Cobalt and Ginger card!
Hope your weekend is good,
Love Brenda Lel xxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love this card, the ribbon is to die for. Have a great day. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant card. I like it very much..
Gail C x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue, Happy Saturday!!! Lovely card, I can see that white gel may have worked as well, but it's beautiful as it is. I would be over the moon to receive a friend card at all, let alone one like this,
Love Jackie C XXX

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is actually amazing. A truly stunning look. Hope you are having a good time. Love Sam xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue A truely beautiful card, lovely background stamp and the dies are wonderful, kate x

Sandy H said...

Very pretty

Suebak said...

Just so.......... elegant! Missed Julia earlier today - hope to catch her at 5pm.
Susan x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue1 Really like the background, very pretty. hope you are having a good time at your mums!!!!

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, the Snow Cap ink on black card is a lovely effect. Beautiful card.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Karen Brinton said...

This is a lovely effect on the card. Again inspired to try. x

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Christina. I love all the dies that you used and I particularly like the techniques that you used on the black cardstock. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes
(Laptop broken, which is why I am just typing where I come from. lol)

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
I wish I could see it in person too! The stamped background is very dramatic and the overall effect is modern and classic at the same time.
Sue

Celina Dee said...

I love the way you used the the white dauber. My stamps arrived yesterday and I love love love them!!!
Hugs
Celina :) :)

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A truly elegant card, the snow cap ink on black is very dramatic, I have all the die ingredients, just awaiting the arrival of the Secret Garden stamp, then I can have a plat.
Watching Julia as I type, she is doing a brilliant demo.
Hugs June xxx

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! I must have missed something about the "Saturday" post as it now says Saturday! Never mind Sue, it happens to us all! The "Hello" card is beautiful and yes, would so love to receive a card like this from a friend. The snowcap pigment pad is lovely and I see what you mean about the white gel pen but it looks just as nice without too! The Secret Garden stamp is stunning and I would love some of those gorgeous buttons that are in your stash....oooo! xx Love Karen xx The "Saturday" thing would be great on the next April fools day........! xx

Janice K said...

You're a mind reader Sue, I collected my Secret Garden stamp today from my local craft shop so your card is an excellent excuse for me to put it to good use!! I particularly like the idea of using Snow Cap ink on the stamp in this way. Thank you for the great ideas. x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, Though I was dreaming when I read the post on the email I received but it now seems to have been amended on your blog!! What's a day amongst friends and with such a card to focus on. Loving the background and using the lattice in the aperture. Love from Jackie D

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful, black and white is so classic.
Missed Julia's shows :(
Hugs
CraftJacq
xx

Dawn Louise said...

Love the look of the white on black stamping an elegant card with lots of great layers x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Great card especially the techinque on the background which you hadn't tried before, (can see you using this again!). Love the lattice in the insert.
ValCxx

Carole Z said...

Evening Sue, another beautiful card..very elegant! Carole Z X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love todays card. It's so striking in black and white. Had me worried that I had lost a day. I seem to lose everything else that I'm looking for, so a day would just join the list.

jeffrey bubbles said...

Loving the background looks very sophisticated, loving all of the card as usual Kathy xxx

Howdy said...

Smashing background. I must try it

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, WOW !! I absolutely love this, I will be trying this background, and the whole card, I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Gail said...

Luv the background effect and luving this stamp xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

hello sue, a very interesting
background, with a bit of
thought it would make a great
mans card.p.s it,s nearly SUNDAY
lol. sending love from
Christine c xx

Maggie said...

Hello. Watched Julia today and loved some of her techniques. This is a great card with lots of texture and interest too. Thanks xx

Vie Carter said...

a little too dark for me, but love the layout

Vie
x

Laura O said...

fab card Sue,you never fail to deliver these fabulous cards.Laura O

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely effect card love the White ink on blackcard very elegant looking and the lattice die
Hugs
Jean D

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue well I am not sure what is happening as I have only received this card post and it is Sunday 10ish morning. Thought yesterday it was my emails.....LOL gremlins

Anyway I love this card, the white on black is so subtle and the bracket end is beautiful, have these on my Birthday list. Hope you are having good time.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Diane Mortimer said...

For me this card has a real in the garden feel, I. T reminds me of my garden.

Diane from Glasgow xx

Joanna Dickson said...

wow, I love this Sue
Love
Jo x