Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Thanks Ever So Much

 Hi crafters!  Another experiment in nipping and tucking with my die cuts!  I started out by layering up from the back forward, a Grand Decorative Labels One  cut from coconut white card.  The next layer is actually four of the Gilded Gate Two from the Die D-lites.  I have arranged them so one gate is peeking out of all four sides (you can remove the gate doors and use them for another project too and it will be less bulky)  To top that, I have cut a Grand Stately Circle die out of blush card.  To fill the next layer, I used the Elegant Labels Four die and cut it, taking just the top pieces and then putting them back together with a pearl to hide the cuts.  Another of the Die D-Lites is the next layer, it is the Medallion Eight cut out of white card.  Finally, I have stamped my sentiment from the Creative Expressions stamp set called Classic Sentiments in black Archival ink and embossed it with clear powder.  I cut it out with the Petite Labels Die D-Lite set.  I left it in the die and embossed it with the Crazy Daisy embossing folder from Couture Creations to give it some texture.  Then I inked it with Spun Sugar distress ink before removing it from the die.  I seated it in the centre of my card to complete my focal element.  I put together a card base of blush card with a thin mat of black and a double mat of white card with a paper pierced inner mat.  So easy and a fun way to have a play with your die cuts too!  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






140 comments:

Pam said...

This is stunning and very sculptured. Love it.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - Oh La La! - very french looking to me.
Rgs
Clare W

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely, card.
Erica x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Love the nip and cut it is stunning. Keeps you looking to see it all.
Very delicate.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow how clever are you Sue, all those different dies to make an absolutely stunning card. Give yourself a gold star.xxxx

kitty davies said...

Morning sue WOW another beauty thank you take care Kitty.

Eemeli said...

Very french-looking creation. Love it!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Rachel Taylor said...

I love this card ,its exquisite !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is amazing such a brilliant combination of dies to such stunning effect. Love Jackie

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card that shows off Spellbinders dies at their best. I love the edge of the circular die.
Best wishes
Anne O

tracy w said...

Hi sue
You have done it again its stunning love everything about it thank you Tracy w x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Yet another gorgeous variety of dies put together to make a beautiful card. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Thank YOU very much,love the card this morning, Mabex

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

I agree with the 1st comment ,wonderful sculptural card.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Pretty and sexy in one card. Brilliant. X

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, this is a very clever way of using the gilded gate die. Love the card. Sally x

Bosquie said...

This card looks very regal. What a fantastic use of dies. So mixable. Love it xxxxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
So stunning! Love it. Very clever.
Gail Cx

Carol said...

Totally stunned by this one Sue, its such a clever use of all your different dies. Love it

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

hollyberry said...

Lovely card with as usual a very different use of a die.

Hellma said...

Love it Sue, another card with a great mixture of dies.

ellyscard creatief said...

What a beautiful card and great dies.
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I love this card, the colours and the various layering. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

This is an 'only you' card, Sue - whoever else would have used the gilded gate die like that? Very clever and helps make a great card.
Thanks for all the inspiration.

'P' in Wales

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card. I don't normally do blush but the black breaks it up nicely.
Have a good day all. x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful and very victorian feel to day's gift. I bought the grand label and not the circle and am now wishing I had bought both - ah well isn't that the way!!!
I really like the colour scheme and although it makes a statement it is also gentle.
I have kept my grand labels ready to use on my C.cards so it will be getting a lot of use.
Janet x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, what more can I say.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Lovely colours, lovely die-cuts, stunning card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Great card and very French! Would never have thought of using the gate die like that - you are so clever.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful creation and love the French feel to it. Yeah we have sun today. Have a good day.

Love June
xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, you are just so inspirational in the way you use your dies! Love Jean xxx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Love the colours together. I'm not sure about all the different dies together with this one. Xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue and what a stunner, I really do like this card, very elegant too. I think another go at layering is on the cards.

Hope you have a great day
hugs Lynn

Marion Bull said...

Another stunning card . How clever to use so many different dies and make such a winning combination.
Marion xx

Heather Rogers said...

Very nice Sue a lot of thought has gone in to it to good effect. Like Clare says very French looking!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

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Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very dainty card, love all the layers, must try more of this. Hope you had a safe journey back from Scotland.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A lovely delicate looking card today,i like it very much

Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Only you would have put all of these die cuts together, stunning.
You amaze me time after time, just wish I had a fraction of your imagination.
Lydia
X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a definite 'Sue' card, so stunning and very clever use of dies. Only you would use a gate as a decorative element lol. I wish I had a ounce if your talent you always come up with amazing ideas.
Hugs x
Heather T

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a stunning card i love it like how you have used different die sets. Take care xx


Debs A

Victoria said...

Even though it looks very complicated, I can see that it would be quite easy to make this sort of card if you just play with dies in your collection. The end result is beautiful.

Janice K said...

Love the intricate and lacy look to this card. Very pretty. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card with a clever use of layers.
Veronique L

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic use of different dies, love it
Best wishes, Pat

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card, and a very clever use of the gate die. The blush card against the black is lovely. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty.

Clare x

Marion said...

Hi Sue love love it very clever use of the gate die and no big bow yeh!
Marion H

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. So intricate, with all the different layers. Absolutely stunning!!! Enjoy your day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Its a gorgeous card and I love all the layers. Your patience amazes me, it must have taken ages. Would love some large dies
Audrey x

Maryann Laursen said...

This is so gorgeous too Sue. I just so love that Gilded Gate die, as it look so stunning in so many different wayas and can be used with soo many other dies and it always looks stunning no matter how you use it. This card is simply awesome work once again hun.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue x happy crafting

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

This card is stunning. I love how you use the dies and cut them up

Sue xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful use of so many dies today, love the colour combination too, very French.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxxx

snowqueen62 said...

Very pretty card love the colours.
Hugs Sue x

Lacelady said...

Love the idea of cutting E. labels 4 in half! Beautiful card Sue, I love all the layers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Simply stunning - just don't know how you keep coming up with these wonderful creations but am so glad you do.
Beverley W

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very pretty card your so clever with these ideas I love the way you cut up the die cuts and make them into unusual shapes.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nannapat said...

Beautiful layers Sue, so many different dies all working together perfectly. Pat x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely stunning
card and the colours are great
love that blush card didn't think
to use it with black but it really
works thanks for the inspiration
Sue I don't know what would we do without
you our cards wouldn't be half as
good.
Nancyd xx

Floss said...

Hi Sue, a perfect card......as usual. X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning, clever card, love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Another beautiful card Sue, it is so elegant and stunning. You really are a true inspiration to everyone. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Izzwizz said...

This is so pretty with that blush card. We are having such wonderful weather in Northern Ireland, 25 degrees yesterday and more sunshine today, woohoo! Hope you are enjoying Scotland. Maddy x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card, you are so clever to see the different ways of using the dies, wish I had half your talent.
Love Jan x x

Jax said...

Hi Sue,I love this one!It`s big & beautiful, Jackie. x

Maggie said...

Such intricate dies and another original way of looking at them. Where do you get your ideas from? xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, takes a while to see all the dies
you have used, take care, Jess xx

TOB said...

I love this card. Fab use of the different dies. lots to look at.
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, great use of the dies on today's card - very clever!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jean Z said...

Very different construction Sue you are so clever very lovely card love Jean Z xxx

kimberley said...

pretty card-looks as though you spent hours making it.I don't know if I would have the patience,take care,x.

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue.
What a lot there is to see on this card, as others have said very parisienne and chic.
Love Jackie C. XXX

Crafty Lark said...

Waw Sue, what a selection of die cuts worked beautifully together. xx Flora

Joanne2403 said...

Interesting colour combo and some very pretty dies in use here Sue, at first I thought it was a lil too busy for my tastes but its grown on me, tfs and giving us all great inspiration xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The colour combination of white, pink and black is a favourite of mine.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Yet again another beautiful and stunning card love it.
Margaret corgi owner

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Sue, stunning dies and design, Kate x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such an exquisite card and as someone else has said it's very French looking. The black layer is such a great idea especially how you did. WOW you just nevr stop amazing me!

Love Sheila xx

Disco Queen said...

Uhmm! I'm thinking brand new dies & coloured icing & this would make the most incredible cake decoration.

Joanna Dickson said...

This is so nice, and very different. You give me so much inspiration Sue, how clever your mind it.
Love
Jo x

Sonia Jones said...

Just stunning! Hugs Sonia x

Janice Wallace said...

Very stunning. You do make us have another look at how to make best use of all our dies.
Janice W

redfox said...

Well what can I say that hasn't already been said? A simply stunning card, as always. Thanks Sue, don't stop giving us such wonderful inspiration - Please! Love Sarah

Anonymous said...

gorgeous, never fails to amaze me what you do with your dies!

mol x

Howdy said...

Now I know why I need so many different dies!

Jill Liddle said...

A really unusual card today Sue, but still lovely.

Carol H said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card. Love the mix of dies, and they work wonderfully together.
Hugs Carol Healy

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another lovely card,I have to admit I thought there were too many layers at first but each time I look at it I like it even more!! Hope you had a safe journey back from Scotland. Love Lesley x

cats said...

Beautiful card.I love all the different layers :))...Christine xx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so many lovely details.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Layer heaven today.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue only you could come up with the idea of putting this together ,love the blush and black another WOW card.
Smiles
Ita

lynda said...

Stunning love the colours blush & black go so well together love how you have used the mix of dies, you are so clever Sue thank you for all your inspirations. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
This is such a beautiful and elegant card. The way you have used all the dies is stunning
Take care
Hazel G

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
how stunning this is.keep up the good work you do to inspire us .hugs sarah xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card and just love the colours and great use of all those die shapes x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the design and colours used xx hazel

Sue B said...

Such a beautiful card, always think pink & black look so good together.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card as usual i really don't know how you come up with all these ideas x

Norah McPhee said...

Afternoon Sue,
i really like that you are showing every layer of the card. Each part shows up the beautiful die cut and makes up all realise just how fortunate we are to have such wonderful pieces of metal to make such wonderous shapes. Hope its good where you are and you got homes safe
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Laura O said...

great card Sue,and such a fantastic use of all kinds of dies.Laura O

sued99 said...

Another very inspiring card.

Carole Z said...

Super card Sue, I'm thinking French influence! Carole Z X

Lindsay Martin said...

wow a great card Sue, using so many different dies today, loving it...

Susan White said...

Lovely!

Susan

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
I like this card it is very ornate and layered. What an innovative use of the dies.
Alison B. x

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful, these dies are so lovely when put together

Vie
x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Exquisite card, love the pink and black together and the layers, only you could think to use a gate die to such stunning effect. Please don't ever stop inspiring the Wilsonettes.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

salem said...

fab card

Jane said...

Love the blush colour combo.

Jane xx

Annie said...

Oh such a web of cleverly woven die cuts for a beautiful effect. Stunning, Sue!
Love Annie

Helen Barker said...

Love the layering.Very pretty and feminine.
Helen Bx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Very opulent

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card Love everything about it
Love Marion x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi sue,
From a very hot Hameln my words of "fantastic, absolutely beautiful and stunning".
I really don't know what we'd do without you - our cards would be so much poorer without all your inspiration.
Thank you again and have a great week.
Hugs, Rose

Suebak said...

This card flows beautifully.
Susan x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THAT LOOKS LOVELY AND LACEY. LIKE THAT THE DIE ABOVE DOESNT COVER THE DIE BELOW. FAB,
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, well what can I say. Amazing card and such an assortment of dies used to create it. Love it!!! Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Brilliant! Ingenious and inspiring! You've done it again! So many dies used on the one card in such a pleasing design. Again I ask where to your ideas come from?
ValCxx

Karen said...

Where do you get your inspiration from. You are a very clever lady.
Gorgeous card
Luv
Karen xx

weefortune said...

Lovely card today, unusual use & mix of dies used. Elaine x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful an elegant card, love the use of dies. Bx

carol e said...

Very pretty card Suex

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
An amazing and beautiful card today, loving all the dies layers they are so pretty. Loving the very pretty colour scheme also.

Thank you for all your inspiration and creativity.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Hugs x

Deborah said...

WOW!!!!!...Sue what a fabulous card and I just love the pink and black...so many different dies!!!...never thought of doing that before...will have to give it a go!

Your brain must be in over drive to come up with so many new designs and layouts...just keep on rolling! LOL!

Take care. Deborah. H. :) :) :)

Deborah said...

WOW!!!!!...Sue what a fabulous card and I just love the pink and black...so many different dies!!!...never thought of doing that before...will have to give it a go!

Your brain must be in over drive to come up with so many new designs and layouts...just keep on rolling! LOL!

Take care. Deborah. H. :) :) :)

Deborah said...

WOW!!!!!...Sue what a fabulous card and I just love the pink and black...so many different dies!!!...never thought of doing that before...will have to give it a go!

Your brain must be in over drive to come up with so many new designs and layouts...just keep on rolling! LOL!

Take care. Deborah. H. :) :) :)

Deborah said...

WOW!!!!!...Sue what a fabulous card and I just love the pink and black...so many different dies!!!...never thought of doing that before...will have to give it a go!

Your brain must be in over drive to come up with so many new designs and layouts...just keep on rolling! LOL!

Take care. Deborah. H. :) :) :)

Deborah said...

WOW!!!!!...Sue what a fabulous card and I just love the pink and black...so many different dies!!!...never thought of doing that before...will have to give it a go!

Your brain must be in over drive to come up with so many new designs and layouts...just keep on rolling! LOL!

Take care. Deborah. H. :) :) :)

Deborah said...

WOW!!!!!...Sue what a fabulous card and I just love the pink and black...so many different dies!!!...never thought of doing that before...will have to give it a go!

Your brain must be in over drive to come up with so many new designs and layouts...just keep on rolling! LOL!

Take care. Deborah. H. :) :) :)

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
How do manage to come up with so many different combinations for the Dies. I love what you have done here today really must try using multiples of the same Die more.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely card with so many layers like others have said quite a French feel to it. Love the colour scheme too.
hugs
Jean D

Cardgenie said...

Sue. Love the mix of layers in this one. Stunning! Jean

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
love the pink and black.

Margaret O
xxx

Chris Curry said...

Love this. Wish I had your expertise Sue. Well done, again.

TDQ Karen said...

Just back from hols so catching up, Great card today xx

TDQ Karen said...

Just back from hols so catching up, Great card today xx

Marianna Hammer said...

A lot of layers and very lovely colors. lovely card

Claire Ambrose said...

hi Sue Just been watching you on C&C i love the fire and ice technique going to have to try that out, but with a play on it as i don't have large stamps.

Linda McCall said...

Wow, wow, wow! I absolutely love this, it's beautiful.