Friday, 19 July 2013

Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After

 Hi friends!  An oldie but goodie for today.  This is one of the samples that I made for the Justrite shows in March.  I wanted to use this pretty backing paper that I picked up  somewhere as it has a lovely soft sheen to it.  I embossed a piece of white card using the Ornamental Iron embossibility folder for the bottom of the card.  I tied a piece of silver seam binding around the overlap between the two pieces.  I covered two pieces of white card with sticky adhesive sheets and cut them with the Ornate Square die.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered both of the die cuts with Rock Candy dry glitter.  I glued both pieces together offset to create a fuller backpiece for my sentiment.  I stamped my sentiment from the Live, Love, laugh Vintage Labels Two stamp set from Justrite and cut it out with the Stately Circles die set.  I inked it with Brushed Pewter distress stain on a piece of
cut 'n dry foam while still in the die.  Behind my sentiment, I placed a Venetian Motif as an accent piece.  I made a rose out of silver card and seated it atop a bow tied from silver seam binding and added some pearl stick pins.  I matted the piece with a white and silver mat before adding my final double white pierced mat to finish it off.  So pretty for a wedding or anniversary card, don't you think?   Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








156 comments:

Pam said...

This is beautiful, love all of it.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card. The use of special paper combined with embossed card is very effective.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Maryann Laursen said...

This is so gorgeous Sue, absolutely amazing and as always sooo perfect in every spect. I just l├Žove this.

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love how you made the card layout simple and elegant.
Love it!
Celina :) :)

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue Ijust love this card thank you take care Kitty

Rosie said...

That is so pretty, Sue.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
This is such a gorgeous card, I love the background paper and the embossing together perfect combination.
Hugs x
Heather T

Carol said...

This is gorgeous and elegant. Love it
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

snowqueen62 said...

Pretty and delicate. Love it
Hugs Sue x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love your background paper the whole card is stunning thank you for the great ideas you come up with

englishrose897 said...

Stunning card today Sue. Sally x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful one. Love the snowflake-looking die-cut and the little bit of shimmer on it. Fabulous!

Hugs,
Eemeli

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card Sue, just perfect xx

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely dies, and especially lovely colours, Kate xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another really pretty card, just lovely, looking forward to watching you from CHA. Have a great day. Michelle(happy2craft)

Hellma said...

Stunning card.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Simply spectacular card - love the subtle rock glitter super for Christmas.
Love everything about this card very delicate and pretty.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card like you say stunning for a Wedding card or special Anniversary like silver so pretty.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A stunner today, I love the background paper. Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Vee said...

very la di da. I love it. elegant, yet festive.
vee

Rachel Taylor said...

I love this card its exquisite !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jane said...

I love today's card so delicate and girly beautiful.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - nice one! Still hot and dry here - getting even hotter and more humid next week they say - urghhhhh
Rgs
Clare W

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, very elegant card today, love it! I may be missing for a couple of days as flying to France today for my sons wedding tomorrow. Love Jean xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very lovely .

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue another stunning card, love the paper. Bx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, loving the backing paper and the die-cuts are so beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol e said...

Hi Sue yes it would make an ideal card for wedding or anniversary and would suit any colour. Love the embossed background

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I love this card and as I have the ornate squares die I will be giving this design a go. Nearly the weekend. Love Jackie

Annie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sue, such a combination of shapes all perfect together. Really lovely. Have a great Friday hugs Annie

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty
I could do with a dose of your imagination and inspiration
You take care
And enjoy your time with your family

Theresa X

Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue.....a very pretty card today....I love the subtle colour. Jo xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
My favourite kind of card. Love it
Audrey x

foxyg said...

Another gorgeous card Sue.

Elaine said...

Hi Sue beautiful card x

Helen Barker said...

Very elegant card.The fancy paper and embossing panel really set it off.
Helen Bx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Simply stunning! Loveit, in particular the ornate squares look so good when layered. Hope you are enjoying the CHA. Take care.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love it xx hazel

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely card and as the middle reminds me of a snowflake, you could use it for Christmas! x

Bosquie said...

What a fabulous and true sentiment. A stunning card in every way.xxxx

Victoria said...

They say that the old ones are the best ones! This card is so beautiful, and perfectly balanced. My favourite type of card. Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, the ornate square is a beautiful die! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stunning creation that I am loving.
Needing some inspiration an here it is:- thank you!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card. Sarah h

Debs A said...

Morning sue yet again another stunning card i lovee everything about it. I have a wedding card to make and you have just helped me out i now know what to do. Take care sue xx

Debs A

TOB said...

Love the layering and the composition of this card. Lovely made flower. Hugs x

karenlotty said...

Stunning card The ornate square is a beautiful die

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card the Venetian die is so delicate, one of my favourites. Hope you are having a good time.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Beautiful - absolutely love this card. Some great ideas too - many thanks for all your inspiration.
YvonneMayxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful and elegant and yes, it would make a gorgeous wedding or anniversary card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card. The layers work so well together as does the embossing.
Veronique L

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner. I love the layering,it looks so delicate.
Love Jan x x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunning and elegant card today. Love the backing paper. Have a great day. Hot here already.
Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Oh my, this is pretty. I thought it couldn't get better than yesterdays card, but this one is one of my absolute favorites!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

jessie said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD.IT'S JUST SO
CLEAN CUT AND CLASSY.

Marion said...

Hi sue this is a stunning card .im getting withdral syptoms as its too hot for me to craft.
Marion H

Clarissa said...

Very pretty card. Clarissa. X

Anonymous said...

Love the sentiment...the cards not bad either!!lol Mabex

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue, This is very pretty, the backing paper is lovely, I love pretty papers but can't always bring myself to use them!
Love Jackie C XXX

Joanna Dickson said...

This card is my favourite of the week. I think its gorgeous.
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Love
Jo x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card today,think everything about it is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

beautiful


molx

Anonymous said...

beautiful


molx

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card, love it all.
Lydia
X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Delicte and pretty, lovely colours.

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val jones said...

Good morning Sue. Oh how lovely. makes me feel warm inside.
love val x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, so elegant yet simple. Can we still buy the embossing folders that you are currently using? Can't find them anywhere. Take care, Jess xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely stunning
card so soft and delicate and beautiful backing paper. Have a good
weekend at CHA and looking forward
to all the godies when you come back
don't lose to much in Vegas.
Nancyd xx

Sandybee said...

A very pretty card, love everything about this one Sue

XX Sandra

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X
have a nice weekend at CHA

nannapat said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the paper you've used and the embossed card is really pretty. pat x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card. I really like the backing paper, and of course the bow, beads and the flower add a beautiful finishing touch. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card. x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Beautiful card, I love how whatever dies are used they all work together so well every time and produce such fantastic effects.

Sonia Jones said...

A very pretty card this morning Sue. Hope your wel. Hugs Sonia x

weefortune said...

GM Sue Beautiful card. Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, What a gorgeous creation you have given us today, love the backing paper, silver flower, micro beads, die cuts - in fact there is nothing I would want to change on this card - its just perfect!!!
Best wishes, Brenda Lel xxx

nattyboots said...

Lovely Sue
I especially like your flower And your ribbon bow
Elaine H X

redfox said...

A beautiful card, would certainly make a lovely wedding or anniversary card. Love it, thanks Sue. Love Sarah

Judygabs said...

Good morning Sue, This is a beautiful card as always. I really enjoyed your show on Sunday, and loved all of your samples and demos. Thank you so much for sharing. I have received my secret garden stamp and cannot wait to have a play.:) Can I ask you if it will be possible to buy the heart lattice embossing folder at any time in the future? I really love it but can't seem to get hold of it anywhere. Lots of love

cats said...

Morning! Gorgeous card.Your cards have made me rethink the way I use my dies.Thank you!....Christine xx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue
My, it's such a beautiful card - I love it! I know I sometimes forget just how many pads of pretty papers I have hidden away because I'm too busy playing with my dies! Have a great day.
Margaret A

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lovely card and the rose is just beautiful. Wish I could make them like that............
Have a beautiful day.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, such a pretty card, yes, would be ideal for an anniversary card. Love from Jackie D

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, only you could make a circle out of a square die!! Love the combination background and the beautiful flower
Best wishes, Pat

Cardgenie said...

Sue. Hard to believe that the doily effect is made from 2 ornate squares. It just goes to show how versatile spellies are! Love the card today, Jean

SHARICA said...

Awesome Card .. Totally Love It .. xx

Jacquie said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the look of this and the backing paper is beautiful.

very pretty and elegant card.

Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a really beautiful card this is and so delicate looking, colours are just so right too, absolutely love it.
Margaret
corgi owner

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card so pretty love Jean Z xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, hits the spot on all accounts.
Gail C x

Joanne2403 said...

Very elegant card and perfect for wedding, anniversary etc card, tfs

utilitygirl said...

Very pretty card Sue and love the sentiment too.

Jennifer Swandells said...

This is such a beautiful, special card Sue. I look at the card and see that I have all the dies and I really want to make this card. Just another one I want to try and make. lol Hugs, Jen :-) xxx
Krafty Keepsakes

Meg said...

Like this card very much Sue.
So pretty with the touch of glitter.

Margaret O
xxx

Lace said...

I love the embossing/die combo, but is it really a Stately circles? It doesn't look like mine, but perhaps you trimmed it.

The colours you used are beautiful too.

Lacelady said...

Sorry, hit the wrong one again, that last comment was mine.

Howdy said...

Lovely card sue, but who stole the the pearl?

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very pretty.

Clare x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely Stunning card . Love everything on this card they match each other perfect.
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
Hazel G x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Sue another stunning card,everything sings to me.
Smiles
Ita

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Enjoy your weekend! x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SO DELICATE. GREAT HOW U MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY. YES VERY EFFECTIVE.
GRAND JOB YET AGAIN
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, the backing paper and embossing are stunning, love the flower and the rock candy is gorgeous.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs June xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, another stunning design today just up my street Have these dies so will be definitely trying this design thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card, beautiful Xx
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a lovely card today. That embossing folder looks completely different with girly colours and intricate dies. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Another stunning card, I love the way you have turned a square die into a circle.
ValCxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice Sue.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Just love todays card. White on white always looks classy.

gwen70 said...

This is so gorgeous I love it

Gail said...

Stunning xx GailT xx

Laura O said...

fab card as always.Laura O

jeffrey bubbles said...

Have never used the sticky sheets to die cut but definitely will now. You inspire me everyday Sue Thanks Kathy xxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Again a stunning card. Love the way you layer up the different dies to achieve another finish. WIll have to keep experimenting.
Alison B. x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, Carole Z X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card for today !! I really love everything about it !! Your colour combo is great. I love the way you have combined all those different dies to make one gorgeous card. Your silver flower is beautiful too. I agree with you Sue, I think this card would make a great wedding or anniversary card. Happy crafting everyone Love Tres x x x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty card - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Susan White said...

Lovely card - very girlie!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and the backing paper is very pretty. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card and the backing paper is very pretty. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Really pretty.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card.

lynda said...

Stunning delicate and beautiful Sue love the backing paper very pretty an.d layout Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anonymous said...

Been offline yet again but BT has come up trumps and done repairs in only 2 days!! So, sorry, couldn't comment yesterday, Sue, but liked that card very much. It's like having a personal two-fer as still have one more card to go.
Today's is just gorgeous - colourway, dies, flower, everything. Thank you.

'P' in Wales

SusanP, Kent said...

It really is a lovely backing paper 'setting the scene' for the everything else. A very beautiful soft-looking card. I think the focal element could quite easily double up as a snowflake too.
Sue

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Have just said ' WOW' out loud. Such a smashing card, absolutely, gorgeous. Thank you.

Hope all is well. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Donna said...

Oh wow, so pretty! Love it. Donna x

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

Christine said...

Love love love it - and the brushed pewter distress ink goes beautifully with the silver (note to self must get that ink !!)
Thanks for the inspiration.
Christine (Andypandy)

Suebak said...

A very tasteful card any couple would be pleased to receive.

Susan x

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! "Wow", what can I say? Have been looking at the cards that I have missed with being away....stunning! Love the fire and Ice technique and the couple of de-lites hearts. Congratulations to Nora for winning the gorgeous Miss You card x The live, laugh, love card was so different yet gave you a pick me up looking at it! I can honestly say every one is a gem! So glad you had a wonderful time in Scotland Sue. They are lovely people and love the lingo...and if the fudge is as good as I remember it, you certainly did have a treat. Love the shortbread too! They are wonderful photographs and I love the buffalo remark. It's a stunning card today Sue and have a great weekend at the CHA! xx Love Karen xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Beautiful card Sue

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card love the sentiment
Love Marion x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and love the background paper.xx

Janice K said...

Sue this is beautiful! I agree that the colours and design would be perfect for a wedding or anniversary.x

Heather Rogers said...

Simply Beautiful Sue. That backing paper is gorgeous!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

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Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the silver

Sheila - Ginger said...

H Sue, I haven't commented on your cards this week as I have just had a wonderful 5 day break in the Cotswolds....but oh how I missed visiting your blog to see your stunning works of art, All the ones I'ved missed are fabulous as usual.
Have a great time with your Mom and then bring us some wonderful goodies back from the CHA....will watch out for your show.

Love Sheila xx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card- really like it lots.
Hugs,
Trish x

Carol H said...

Beautiful card, love it.

Vie Carter said...

Really lovely

Vie
x

AnneRD said...

Very pretty card Sue. Anne x

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card love the soft colours

caroline said...

wow just stunning
caroline x

fame01 said...

I am a day late leaving this comment but i am glad i had a look this as to be one of my many favs sue so very perfect in every way i love it stunning amazing and so pretty hugs sarah xxx

Pauline A said...

Gorgeous card today Sue. You never fail to bring us inspiration. Hugs Pauline A

lorraine (classylady) said...

Beautiful card Sue, must remember I have these dies and use them.

Sorry so late, Google has changed my emails??? meant to be upgrade and I only got this email this morning.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

SHARICA said...

Simply Awesome :)

Jean Johnston said...

Beautiful as always.

Diane Mortimer said...

This card is so full of lovelyness! I really like the layers, my favourite kind of card!

Diane from Glasgow xx

Colleen said...

What a beautiful card you made, you are a very talented lady, thanks for sharing all your great ideas too!