Saturday, 27 July 2013

Thank You And A Few Show Pics

 Morning all!  Red, white and kraft for today's card.  I love kraft card and think it has a really fun look to it, and works great for both male and female cards.  I started with the kraft card and used the Fleur de lis Square dies to cut an aperture.  I used the two largest sizes in the set for this and then did a reinsertion technique and taped the outer frame back into pace.  It left me with a pretty aperture that was both useful and interesting.  Next I stamped a white on white background to show through my aperture.  I used the Garden Gate background stamp from Justrite for this.  You can see it in the closeups below.  I also stamped another piece of white card with it and used the Bracket Border with the lattice insert to cut a border for my card.  I glued that in place below my aperture.  Next I cut out a Decorative Labels One out of red card and used a circle die to cut the inside of it.  I stamped my sentiment from the Buntings and Buttons set by Justrite and cut it into a thin strip and wove it through the lacy edge of the red die cut.  I added it to the centre of my aperture with mounting foam.  I tied a messy bow with Lipstick red seam binding adding a natural jute bow beneath it on my card.  I had this fun burlap flower in my craft stash and thought it was perfect for the centre of my bow, keeping with the feel of the card.  I matted it on a thin mat of red card, the added a final double white mat.  Around the inner layer of the white mat, I added Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.
  A few CHA show pics if you are interested, scroll down.









This was taken at the early morning private demo put on by Ranger that I was invited to attend.  Here Wendy Vecchi shows us a tag using her new masks and Archival ink colours.  They are stunning!
Tim shows off his new colours of Distress glitters.  They were so pretty and are not like other types of glitters at all (more like a sort of German glass glitter without the drawbacks).  The colour range was just yummy!
















 I have to admit that I didn't take very many photos during the show, but the next two pics were taken of samples in one of the booths (can't recall which one) as I just could not believe the amazing work in these!
 This sample was quite large, about two foot by three foot in size (if I had to guess).  It must have taken forever!  It was truly a spectacular work of art!
















 The last few pics were taken at the Ranger booth and the Stampers Anonymous booth which both carry Tim Holtz designs and products.


All for now, Sue x

147 comments:

Pam said...

Great card today for young and males. Love the photos

Bosquie said...

Would never have thought about putting those colours together,but oh my, it really works. The white makes the whole thing stand out. Great photos again, and can't wait to get my hands on someTim Holtz glitters.they sound brilliant. Xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
a very different card today very nice thank you great photos take care Kitty

Anonymous said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the colour the pictures are really good looks like you had a great time thank you for sharing with us Tracy w x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Your card is awesome. You must be having such fun....

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card and great photos - you must have found lots of goodies to bring back for us - those pictures are lovely -
Rgs
Clare W

Anne Crawford said...

Great card,very different. Love the photos especially the ones of the samples ,absolutely stunning!

Anne Crawford said...

Great card,very different. Love the photos especially the ones of the samples ,absolutely stunning!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fab guy gift for us today - I can think of two or three of 'my guys' who would love to receive a gift like this.
Why oh why don't my neg pieces look so good as yours - I have the idea, I cut it out and when finished I'm still not happy wit them. Will just have to keep tryyyyyyig!!!
Crafting day today - had a cutting day a couple of days ago so it's 'composing' today.
Wonderful pics of the show the two art pieces are fantastic - How I would love to see them in real life.
Janet x

happy2craft said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card again today, the photo's are great, the two pieces of art are absolutely stunning, would love to have them on my wall.
Have a lovely day. Michelle(happy2craft)

TDQ Karen said...

What a great card and I love the flower - you have such a great collection of embellishments! Thanks for sharing those pictures the artwork is simply fantastic xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Very different today and I love the way you have done the inset. The pics are great and the new glitters look Fab. Have a great weekend.
Love Jan x x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card, and great photos .

Debs A said...

Mornkng sue another great card that can be for the men.i do like these new dies. Love your photos it looks like you had a great time. Take care xx

Deb A

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure about the Kraft card in this design, but that's just my personal taste. The focal element is lovely, as is the flower and the red bow.
Thanks for the photos - the samples you shot are simply awesome! Don't know whether I would have the patience to do something like that.
Have a great weekend
Hugs, Rose

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, great and different card today and like a few would not have thought of these colours together but the work. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Lacelady said...

Lovely card Sue, I'm still waiting for my Bracket dies to arrive (they are going to a friend's house in N Ireland as lots of suppliers won't send outside the UK.)

Those large pics are amazing! I'd love to be able to produce something like that.

On all the C&C demos, I noticed that the USA made cards were often a lot smaller than we make here - do you find the same thing?

carol e said...

Hi SUE like the card layout and the colours and agree would suit male and female. Thank you for the outstanding photographs from CHA' they are great, especially the very large and smaller ones, works of art.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I like the card and very fresh looking with the colour combo. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jane said...

I never save the negatives I must start to think about them more. love today's card.

Jane xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Again you've put colours together that I'd never think of using, but they work. Beautiful card and I love the burlap rose. Fabulous photos from the CHA a lot of work has gone into the samples. Can't wait for 'Sir Tim's' new glitters between the two of you I'll never be rich lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

ellyscard creatief said...

Your flower is beautiful.
Gr Elly

Elaine said...

Great photos, lovely card and I rhink that burlap flower is amazing ! You should market these sue !

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the burlap flower. Gorgeous pictures glad you had a great time xx hazel

Rosie said...

What an interesting and different colour combination, flower and bow.

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Another great card. I like the effect you get by dropping the cut out back in the aperture. I also like the colour combinations.
Fabulous pics of all the lovely creations that people have made. So talented.
Best wishes, Anne O

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue
Once again wonderful piccies and wonderful card...love the burlap flower too.

Love Sheila xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Great photos, the pieces of art are stunning. Tim's glitter looks interesting.
Love your card would not have put these colours together, note to self 'be more adventurous'
Lydia
X

Helen Barker said...

Great pics.Love the red with the kraft,and the burlap flower is yummy!.
Helen Bx

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely design, love how you've made the apature.
Fantastic photos, Kate x

nuttinanni said...

Have a stash of this kraft card in a craft bag I bought, so am raring to go with trying it. Your pics were stunning and I'd love to know how they did the pictures, especially the large one, any tips you can give us? Needless to say bought loads of things, now it's like Christmas all over again waiting for them to arrive. Cheryl X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I use kraft card so much and love it and your card is fab. Great pics too, those last two creations are amazing aren't they x

Rachel Taylor said...

Love the photos thanks for sharing Sue
Crafty hugs Rachel x

karenlotty said...

Colors that wouldn't hav put together but they look great Love all the photos are brill Those works of art are exactly that, works of art!

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
A very nice card, could be used for any occasion . Once again thanks for sharing your photo's.
Gail C x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card wasn't sure
about the colours used can't get into
my craft card feel it very male and
wrapping paper look although a lot
of folk like that must be a bit more
adventurous. Pics. from CHA look
fantastic the two collage ones
are really works of art.
Nancyd xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
I love the composition of this card but like Rose, Im not sure about the kraft card.
Are you staying Stateside for a while or is it back to the UK now? Safe travels either way. x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love the 'country' style of your card and all the elements.

Brilliant works of art in your photos. X

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Rose and the colours ..love CHA too!
Glad I'm not there, I don't have anymore room for more goodies, if I was there I'd want everything!
love marg

jessie said...

HI SUE
ANOTHER DIFFERENT CARD TODAY IDEAL
FOR A MALE CARD. JUST LOVE THE COLOURS. HAVE A GOOD DAY.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A great card again today. Love the photo's, not sure I would have the patience for the big one.. The glitters look interesting. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Janice K said...

Lovely card in a great colour combo-the jute flower is very effective. Love the two large artwork pic's, real works of art and must have taken a long time to complete. Thank you for the peeks! x

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another fabulous card love the colour combination and your photos are great too.

Sarah h

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card for all today.As ever hank yo for the photos and sharing them with us-they are great and always so interesting.

hotpotato said...

wow those canvases are lovely.

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card here again Sue, and thanks soo much for all the great pics from CHA too. It gives us a small chance to get the feel of it too, when we can´t see it in real life. I agree these artworks are totally amazing and must have taken ages to make. All looks so awesome and glad you had such an awesome time there too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the look of this card and the way you have cut out the aperture. The burlap flower is just right. The pictures are absolutely amazing and I love the look of the colours of the glitters. Enjoy your weekend.
YvonneMayxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A fabulous card today, brilliant how you have done the aperture, love kraft card and the burlap flower is cute.
Thank for sharing the fantastic pics, those works of art are amazing and the glitters look interesting.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

englishrose897 said...

Great card love the pictures of the trade show. Have a great weekend.sally x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your photo's, those samples look amazing.

Clare x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another great card and I love the photo's
Hugs
CAROL X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Wow amazing card today, the white really pops with the Kraft card and the embossing of the Secret garden is subtle yet effective.
Love the show pics looks like a lot of fun was had.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Love the card Kraft card is so good for all occasions like the touch of red and the Flower.

Lovin those pics from the show ooooh the Ranger stand you lucky girl for the early morning invite.

Those works of Art must have taken forever they are so stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I really can't find any delight in craft card but it's just my opinion. Love the concept of the card especially the burlap flower.
Great photos.
Love Val x

Izzwizz said...

Morning Sue, thanks for all the pretty pics. I love those two steampunk ladies, what glorious fun! Maddy x

Marion said...

Hi sue i agree with val about the kraft card ,it dosnt appeal to me at all.like the photo's .
Marion H

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the concept of the card but sorry I just don't like craft card - sorry. Love the two collage pictures they must have taken forever. Sounds like you've been having a great time.

Sandybee said...

Another great card and photos

xx Sandra

nattyboots said...

A very nice card Sue , and it looks like you had a great time by looking at your photos

Elaine H X

Celina Dee said...

Hi Sue,
That's Finnabair's creations! Isn't she INCREDIBLE!!! I did a workshop with her in Cork last year and she is doing one here again in September.
I think her work is sensational and so gifted.
I think you cards are amazing but when it comes to collages and scrapbook pages Anna wins hands down.
See you tomorrow right here.
Hugs
Celina :) :)

Ali B said...

Hi SUe, Love the look of todays card. The craft card is so universal. Great pics again from the show, the pieces of art look stunning. I wouldn't have the patience to do something like that.
Alison B. x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card, a bit different but it works. The photos are great especially the works of art, love those.
Audrey x

Jacquie said...

Wow! Great card today and those images of the work samples are exquisite. Beautiful work by all.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Maggie said...

What an amazing card. Such attention to the small details makes all the difference. Lovely photos and ooh those Tim Holtz glitters. Just need more money please. xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card really like the way you have finished the centre of the card with the greeting.
It amazes me how you know where to start looking at these shows when there is such a lot to see. The examples are fantastic, I wonder how long they took to complete!
Margaret corgi owner

Janice Wallace said...

I wasn't sure that I liked kraft card, but used this way with red and white, ...well I want to try it now.
Janice W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, we are really being treated today, your card is beautiful, and the piccies of CHA are gorgeous, especially the two canvases, those two are stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie said...

Great piccies, Sue, and interesting products coming from Ranger. The two ladies are magnificent creations, incredible work, wow! Your card is great too. Nice colours, love the flower. Hugs Annie

Victoria said...

I'm drooling here - great photos of the show. Amazing works of art. And talking about works of art, we are lucky to have one of yours every day Sue! Love today's card. So effective. The flower is lovely as is the kraft card. Thank you for the comments prize too - great stamps!

Gillian xXx said...

Hi Sue.
A different card from you but it comes together nicely. You really give us something to think about.
Gillian xXx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today love the composition. Photos are great what a talent some people have, you included! Have a great day, take care, Jess xx

Laura O said...

great card love the white stamped onto white ,beautiful card .love the pictures too.Laura O

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the card, kraft card can be so effective when put with colours like red and white. Love the show pics. Bx

Joanne2403 said...

Very rustic card today, not quite a guy card but swap the red out for blue and yes it could work with slightly different bellies. Great photos, tfs Sue x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the aperture is great love Jean Z xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

A very different card today. Thank you for sharing the pics.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today !! There is just one thing I am not keen on and that is Kraft card. (Sorry. it is just my personal taste.) I do like everything else about your card. I really love the embossed white on white background , the bracket borders and your red focal element, and of course your red bow and that burlap flower !! Your photos of CHA look great !! In a way I am glad I am not there as my other half could not afford to buy me all the tons of craft stuff I would probably want !! Lots of loveTres x x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue. Love the pics. Have a nice weekend X

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, great card, love the colour combination. The photos looked good to.

Hugs Lynn

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, great card. Love the photos especially the two canvases.

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue, Different today, not quite my taste but it's the colours not the design. The photo's are amazing, I wish I could have seen them in the flesh as it were!
Love Jackie C XXX

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and colours, love the rustic flower. Fabulous photos.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love today's card. Coincidentally, this is my colour scheme for this years Xmas cards! Thank you for the insight into the fab show. Those two pieces of art are spectacular! Drool drool. Can't wait for all the new Tim Holtz goodies to arrive in the shops.

Sandy

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Just love the kraft card and red together. I'm using a lot of it for my Christmas cards this year. The photos of the two works of art are amazing. x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Great card, again reminding me to use my dies for embossing and not just for cutting! Fantastic pics of those amazing works of art. Glad you had a good time. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Lovely card,but I`m not a great fan of kraft card,well,you can`t like everything lol.Thanks for the pics,they are stunning,very talented people. Jackie. x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Not tried using craft card but maybe one day. Thanks for the photos from CHA.

Cardgenie said...

Sue, todays card is fab - a touch of green and it would be a great palette for Christmas cards - I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration. Jean

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, great card today...love the colour combo. Thanks for sharing your pics of the show...they are great to see. There is no other blog that even comes close to yours - you really are one in a million!!! Thank you so much - Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the look of today's card even though I'm not a great fan of craft card. Looking at your pics of the show if I was there I'd have thought I'd have died and gone to heaven. Wow is all I can say. Keep safe.
Beverley W

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for a lovely card and your flower is fab, love your pictures of those ladies they really are works of art.
Best wishes, Pat

salem said...

woow card love flower and colours

CraftyJo said...

Interesting colour choice - it really does work well :)

Ann said...

Hi Sue
This is a great card and the white embossing really stands out. The Tim Holtz glitters look great, I think I shall have to have some as soon as possible.
Ann Kelly xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great design on todays card. Looks like you had an amazing time in Vegas and so much talent around as well.

lynda said...

Morning Sue a lovely card today good use of dies and colours are so good together. Thanks for sharing your photos looks like you had good time at CHA sows . Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and I love the colour combination. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Jennifer Swandells said...

Good morning Sue, personally I'm not too sure about the colours that you put together today but that is only my opinion .....
I just love your pics and the Tim Holtz glitters look great, might just have to buy some. lol Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Todays card is along the lines of scrapbooking things i did when i was small a wee didn't have alot of money so it was a make do and mend life but with some fabulous memories. The hessian flower i would make out of an old tattie sack, and your posh craft paper was brown paper that a parcel came in. It was carefully opened so that we could have as much fun as possible with it. Anyway sorry back to your card of today, it just brings back very happy memories, thank you Sue.
The 2nd fantastic mueral is absolutely outstanding and all though i am an old fashioned with solid wood furniture, that would have to take pride of place. It is stunning.
Thank you for keeping us in mind while out at VIVA LAS VEGAS craft.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

gwen70 said...

Great card today Sue, love the photos they are great

Pauline A said...

Thank you for another stunning card. What a difference hessian makes to a rose. Love it. How do you remember what you have in your stash? You must have a good memory. Enjoyed looking at the pics especially the 2 works of art reminded me of Archimboldi's work. Superb. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Hugs Pauline A x

Paper Junkie said...

I love kraft card too and those pictures are amazing - what a fun time you must have had! X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today using the Kraft card. As you said it must have taken forever to do the first two pictures. Like the other pics to using Tim Holtz products.

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card. Hope u enjoyed Vegas, pics r brill
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good afternoon Sue. Lovely card. Beautiful art work at cha. It would be difficult to move on especially from the ranger booth. You must have had a great time. Love seeing your pics. Xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love the design of today's card but I don't like the kraft card it just doesn't tick any boxes for me but will be trying the design out using a different card stock .love the pics of CHA those two large ones are amazing and must of took ages to complete. Thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LIKE THE WAY YOU HAVE CUT OUT BUT LEFT IN. YET ANOTHER SIDE TO SPELLBINDERS.THE HESSIAN WITH THE RIBBON I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT TO PUT TOGETHER.LOOKS BRILL. SMASHING FANCY WEAVE OF THE THANK YOU SENTIMENT. THUMBS UP FROM ME.
WISH I WAS THERE WITH YOU AT THE SHOW. THE THE SPROCKETS AND COGS ART I MUST HAVE A GO AT THAT.
KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL REPORTING. I AM ENJOYING IT.
ALL THE BEST
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card love the Kraft card i have used it many times for mens cards .
You were so lucky to met so many talented people at the CHA. Beautiful photos also
Take care Sue and have a lovely weekend
Hazel G x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love the colour combination of this card and the burlap flower looks great. The photos from CHA look amazing and I will be interested to see the ranger glitters being demoed. Love Lesley x

Joanne K said...

Great card and photo's today Sue. Love the artwork. Kind regards Joanne K x

magpie said...

Hi Sue! hello everyone! It's so nice to see these colours together again and such a fun card that will appeal to the young one's....(in body and in mind!). Stunning photo's Sue and the two lady works of art got a "wow, those are stunning!" from me. Whoever did those should be recognised for them, definitely. Thank you so much for sharing your photo's Sue, it's so good of you. xx Take care, xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card yet again Sue.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue fantastic card to day as always,love the photos thank you for posting them.
Smiles
Ita

Julie Bell said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card would never have thought of putting those colours together. Would love to be able to attend CHA it must be amazing.

JB xx

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Craft card not a favorite colour of mine. Love the composition though. Thank you for sharing those pictures, you seem to have had a wonderful time. Have a great week end. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card and the red card could be swapped for almost any other colour creating a very different look with little work... Fantastic photos thanks so much for sharing... xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Many techniques needed for this card, but definitely worth the effort. Kraft and red look fantastic on the white embossed background. More fab pics - the artworks are unbelievable!!!
Sue

sharon said...

I love the colour combination - very reminiscent of a folk Christmas. Must bear in mind for my own cards in December.
Sharon K. x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, an unusual card today but I think I could grow to like it :-)
Thank you for sharing your pictures today and yesterday. It's a fascinating glimpse into another world.
Frances

Gail said...

Stunning card again and luv the kraft card with red and white it really works and has a Christmassy feel about it - oh no the 'C' word in July and it has passed down my fingertips Arrgghh!! xx Gail T xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I love kraft card. I am doing my daughters wedding invitations with kraft card , matt and layering with her colour scheme. She wants a vintage/rustic look. So far they look really quite lovely. So all I can say about your card is...Fab. :-)

Tim's new glitter looks lovely, can't wait to be able to purchase some.

Kind Regards

Tina X

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I love kraft card. I am doing my daughters wedding invitations with kraft card , matt and layering with her colour scheme. She wants a vintage/rustic look. So far they look really quite lovely. So all I can say about your card is...Fab. :-)

Tim's new glitter looks lovely, can't wait to be able to purchase some.

Kind Regards

Tina X

Barbara said...

Lovely card! I always forget to use kraft card and tend to us white mostly! Love the flower! The photos are fab!!!!!

Susan White said...

Lovely card again Sue, and I've enjoyed seeing the photos from the show. Those samples are just fabulous and I agree, must have taken someone ages!!

Thanks, Susan

TOB said...

Love the way you use dies, very different composition on this one but looks great. Hugs x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the card. You can't go wrong with kraft card, I love it! Thank you forsharing the pics. There are some very talented people out there aren't there. Take care.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, a very clever card and looks great. I wish I could use dies to your ability and knowledge.
Great pics of the displays at CHA.
X Ros

Joanna Dickson said...

You did it again Sue. Wouldn't have thought of making a rose like that in a million years. It really works well and looks fab.
The pics from the show are great too, vintage meets futuristic/steampunk. There are so many talented crafters out there.
Have a great weekend,
Take care, love
Jo x

Karen said...

I am liking kraft card more and more.
Another stunning card
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely Card Sue - I have some kraft card but always think it looks too dull to use but will now give it an outing and try your red and white with it! Love the pics of CHA.
ValCxx

Cee Bee said...

I hate saying anything negative about your cards Sue, because they are works of art, but I really cant get with plain kraft card. I do use it bit have to disguise it.

Apart from that I love the idea of the card. And the pics of the artwork are amazing what a talent whoever did them.

Sorry Sue

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

jean.phillips1 said...

Evening Sue, I seem to be neglecting you these days, I think this heat is getting to me, I have lost my mojo completely! Lovely card from you though and love the photos you have shared with us. Love Jean xxx

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, really different from your usual designs. Love the pics - those large pieces of art are just mind blowing! Goodness knows how long they took to complete. Pat x

nikkib said...

gorgeous card Sue, love it..... and the pics from CHA are amazing, so much work must go into all those lovely samples.....

Diane Mortimer said...

Very striking!

Diane from Glasgow xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card.

Thanks for sharing the pics, very inspiring.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue kraft card is interesting, love your card today. The art work photos are amazing, would love one of them.

Wilma x x

Vie Carter said...

this kraft always looks stunning

loved the pics, some people, like yourself Sue, are simply brilliant and so talented

Vie
x

WendyC said...

Great card Sue - I love Kraft card and your burlap flower adds a 'rustic' feel to it.

Thanks also for the CHA pics and I enjoyed your Vegas/Grand Canyon pics from the day before. I went there many years ago but still have fond memories of the experience!

Anonymous said...

lovely card and great photo's

mol x

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue

Love the way you've used the Kraft card and teamed it with the red and white. The fleur de lis die is growing on me more and more every time I see it being used and is on my wish list now.
Love the burlap rose it looks great with the Kraft card. The bracket border with the lattice inlay looks fab.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Hugs x

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue again,

I forgot to say that the photos of the show were great too, nice to see some o the trade show. The pictures steam punk style are amazing and must have taken an age.
I hope the Time Holtz glitters come out soon, I'd love to see them in real life.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

AnneRD said...

Lovely card Sue, and again great photos of the show.
The two collages look like the work of Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair. She is such a talented artist, would love to get to one of her workshops, but they fill up so quickly! Enjoy the rest of your stay. Anne x

Hellma said...

Great card Sue. Must be truly spectacular to see this in real life, i,m blown away just by the pics.

Anonymous said...

Hi

Thanks again for showing us your pics. Those samples are amazing, wish I was that talented.
Today's card is nice I like the combination of red and Kraft card, would never thought of putting these colours together yet they look good. I'm thinking retro great for young male cards will defiantly use. Love the flower and the embossed detail adds such texture to the card.

Kayleigh B xxx

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This is amazing, very nice, that is what i call art!

Wedding Invitations Brisbane said...

Not a huge fan of art but these are amazing! I'm sure you had a wonderful time going through the booths! Tasty samples they all have!