Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Have A Fabulous Day

Hi bloggers!  Silver and celery are the colours of choice for today's card.  I used the border stamp from the Celebrations Labels One set by Justrite and stamped it on the celery coloured card using a clear perfect medium pad.  I heat embossed it with Silver Shine embossing powder.  I used the edger from the Bracket Borders to cut the matching shape around it.  Leaving an open area for my focal element, I did the same thing on the opposite side of the card.  I lined this piece up with some white card and embossed the Bracket border design into the edge of the white card.  I cut four pieces of the Damask Motif die out of white card.  These pieces were then added to each side of a Fleur de Lis Square cut out of grey card.  There are little "helping hands" on the Damask die which allow them to hold on to other die shapes.  Next I stamped the square from the Celebration Labels one set and heat embossed it with silver powder.  I cut it out with two of the Scalloped Labels One die shapes.  I attached it in a diamond orientation atop the Fleur de lis square.  I stamped the smaller square from the same set and embossed it in silver as well.  The sentiment was then stamped in the centre with a black Archival ink pad and the piece was cut out with the Scalloped Labels One set.  I added it in the centre of my card with mounting foam.  I made a rose out of celery card following the direction on my tutorial at the the of the blog.  I covered the flower with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and "sugared" it with Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and seated my flower in the centre.  I completed the card with a pierced edge on the top and bottom of my card and a few flatback pearls as accents.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.
Sam Poole is on Create and Craft today at 11am and 3pm showcasing her new stamp designs in the singles range that we offer at Creative Expressions (they are already cut and mounted on Umount, ready to use!)  Be sure to tune in to see Sam's exciting demos!  All for now, Sue x









142 comments:

Pam said...

What a fabulous card today, love it.

Lacelady said...

Ooh, I'm early today! Love, love, love the colour scheme - that silver just sets the whole thing off brilliantly.

Debs A said...

Morning Sue Wow what a great card i love it. Loving the colours that you have used. Just wish i had half of your talent you are such a inspiration. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Maryann Laursen said...

What an awesome card here today Sue. I love the gorgeous colors and the beautiful lay out on it.
You have a FABULOUS day too.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the border stamp and the colour combo - fab
Rgs
Clare W

Jan.moogie said...

I like these boarder stamps and dies Sue, they help make and excellent card. x

Rosie said...

What a lovely card and colour combo. Elegant, effective and simple.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
lovely colours lovely card thank you take care Kitty.

Bosquie said...

What a beautiful colour combo.The silver makes the card pop.Love it.XXXX

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Rather like the odour combo, lay- out a bit too fussy for me.
Gail Cx

Cee Bee said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great card, unusual colour combo, really like the layout. Bx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card ,and im liking the colours too .

Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, the colours are lovely together and I love the border dies and the stamps, love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great colours Sue.

Eemeli said...

Great way of using your dies. Interesting color combination but they seem to work together very well.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Oh what a 'fabulous' gift today. I love the colour 'celery' and must do a search to buy some.
The format is so beautiful and I can already think of occasions when today's gift would be more than appropriate.
What a contrast from yesterday! Sue you are certainly keeping us on our toes. Thank you.
Janet x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
What a fabulous card today, brilliant for a wedding - it has a really romantic feel to it. Love the colour combo and the silver really catches the eye.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

christineb said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card, have a great day everyone .

kimberley said...

Another beauty,love the colours,take care,x.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I love the colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the way you've mixed older dies with the new ones, it makes us think how we can mix dies we already have with our new ones. What a gorgeous card you've posted today I love the colou combo and style.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. How very unusual the colours are today. I need to practice and play more and then I might get some stunning results like you. I wouldn't miss the inspiration that you provide every day. Thanks very much. Xx

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card and love the colour combo x

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty card. I am loving the bracket border dies xx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Well with the card we have had Raspberry, Custard and now we move on to the salad with Celery! LOL!

This is a beautiful card I really like it love the celery card lovely shade.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card, love everything, colour, layout and the mixed dies, brilliant.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card, love everything, colour, layout and the mixed dies, brilliant.
Lydia
X

Clare said...

Beautiful card. Will look forward to watching Sam's shows later.

Clare x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous. I wouldn't have added the bow though as I think it overpowers it

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I am loving this card, the colour combo is fab too! I am loving Sam's new shabby chic stamps as well. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Again another stunning creation, loving the colour .... Celary well that's a new one. When will we get some of this??? Have all the others but certainly do not have this YET!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Laura O said...

love the colours and it is great to see older dies being used.Laura O

nuttinanni said...

beautiful card layout.loving these colours and the borders. mine arrived yesterday, have visitors so just itching to try them out later. cherylx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a fabulous card. love the colour combo, must look out for that celery, the bracket border dies add so much interest.
Will try to watch Sam at 3pm, her demos are great.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A lovely fresh card. It is nice to see some older dies used, sometimes we get caught up with the newest one and forget our old favourites. The boarders are great.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I love the very pale green so fresh and looks just beautiful with the silver and white contrast.

Thankyou for using the older dies I must sort through some of my boxes and try some new shapes.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I've noticed more, that stamping is being added to the Spellbinder Dies.
I love Heartfelt,and Justrite.
Nice to see them on your lovely card today Sue!
Love the colours too!
LoveMarg

Jean Z said...

beautiful card today I love the border dies love Jean Z xx

TOB said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the way you pay attention to every detail to make sure that its perfect. Fab die cuts, and colours. hugs x

Janice K said...

Gorgeous card in an unusual colour combo. This would make a great wedding card. x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
fabulous card, love it and love the celery colour.
Audrey x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours and design, Kate x

nannapat said...

Fabulous card - the borders are just gorgeous. Pat x

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely colour combination wouldn't have put these together but very effective.
Hugs Sue x

hollyberry said...

Love the colours which go towards a beautiful card that seems to have everything.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
A beautiful card with a look of pure luxury especially with the silver embossing and of course the rose as always so lovely.
Margaret corgi owner

Marion said...

Hi Sue lovely card and i agree with the others its nice to see something done with the older dies which get put to the bottom of the box.
Marion H

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card love the Celery colour, This is now on my I need it list! Love the stamping, bow and the gorgeous Rose a really lovely card.
Thank you for sharing and for all your wonderful inspiration.
Hope you have a lovely day, love Brenda Lel xxx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, just love it

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card very stylish
and the colour combo is just great.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just lovely.
Beverley W

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really love the card - stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, well I've never heard of a card colour called celery before ...but it is just right!! The colours in this card all blend together so well, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Sue, fabulous card on a not so fabulous day (raining - again.)
Just what we need, a real Sue card, love it abso-bloomin-lutely all!! WOW.
Thanks yet again for all your wonderful inspiration.

'P' in Wales

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue .X happy crafting

jessie said...

HI SUE
ONCE AGAIN A FABULOUS CARD. LOVE THE COLOURS.

hazel young said...

Morning Sue gorgeous card xx hazel

Anonymous said...

A truly fabulous card Sue. Love everything about it, especially the borders. Love the 'celery' card too.
YvonneMayxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, love the colours and dies your have used - just gorgeous
Hugs
Carol x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

What a lovely card, this would make a lovely wedding card, the colour scheme is beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Annie said...

A really fabulous card, Sue, I love the colours and the edges.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the celery green card it goes so nice with the silver tones.
Donna Jones

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
What a very elegant card. x

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
What a fab colour combo, love it, love it, love it x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Lovely design today, the colours are lovely, but who called it celery!
Love Jackie C XXX

Jane said...

Looking quite regal today Sue very nice.

Jane xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, fab card today n love the embossed borders. Love the colour combo. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

The border stamp is just stunning and I love the dies you've used.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card I love the way you mix and match different dies, wish I could get the same effect
Best wishes, Pat

Jackie Meechan said...

What can I say, it's gorgeous, love it.

Hugs
CraftJacq
xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love the border stamp and I already have the dies. Will have to put the border stamp on my wish list today. I love this card. However, I know what the grey and white look like.(although the grey look a very nice shade of blue on my screen. But not to sure what the celery colour is. Is it a very pale green?. As that's the colour of celery. Will this be a new colour which will be coming to our tv screen soon. Will be recording Sam's shows today.

Pauline A said...

Stunning card Sue today; celery card hey? That's a new colour on me but how wonderful with silver. Can class this as one of my 5 a day!! Hugs x Pauline A

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card today, love the colours together, it's true we forget about our older dies until you come up with great ideas. Take care Jess x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What an absolutely gorgeous card today !! I love every thing about it !! I would love to make this card but there are too many dies and stamps that I don't have. I will just have to drool over your card instead !! It is beautiful. I love the celebrations one stamps and have admired them for some time now as I have also admired the damask dies which I feel I really should invest in as I have never seen a card made with them that I did not like !! The bracket edged dies are still on my wish list as are the fleur de lis squares !!! Not looking to hopeful for me is it !! I love the colours you have used. I just really love how you have put all the dies together. Your flower is great too. I think you could make this into a wedding card using just white on white card and the silver embossing. I have never mentioned it before but your pierced edges always make your cards look sophisticated and add a touch of elegance. Happy crafting everyone. Lots of love Tres x x x

Joanne K said...

Stunning card today Sue. It's funny you should put a card on with those dies today and I was using some of them yesterday on a card I was making. Great minds think alike. Ha Ha! Kind regards Joanne K x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I am back in my daily routine now posting comments as usual. This card is stunning such a clever use of stamps and dies. Thanks for mentioning Sam's shows on C&C I will try to watch them. Have a good day. Love Jackie

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Very pretty. Love the Diamond Sprinkles.

Love Val x

Sonia Jones said...

What a stunning card for us today. I love everything about it. Hugs Sonia x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wow! Love the colours and they come together to make another of your stunning creations.

Love Sheila xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, fab card and love the Colours. I love the celery ink.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what can I say but Wow, Wow, Wow!! Love it! Love Jean xxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,
Such a fabulous card today and I love the border stamps (something else for my Wish List I think!). As for the Celery coloured card, is this something from your stash or is it something that is going to be available any time soon? It looks terrific with the silver. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A

Joanne2403 said...

very pretty card, delicate and fresh, I think the colours actually make it look even more delicate, just lovely and I would be happy to receive such a card, tfs Sue ;)

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. Stunning. Gorgeous.
love Jan x x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is absolutely gorgeous! And I've got all the "ingredients" so I shall have a go........
Have a great day
Hugs, Rose

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love the design. The colours are beautiful. X

Clarissa said...

Another gorgeous card. Love the colours.
Clarissa. X

Lisa said...

Hiya Sue
Another lovely card. Loving the celery!
Lisa x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card. The colours are perfect and the silver embossing is brilliant. Looking forward to Sam's shows, the recorder is already set.
Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. I love the colours and that beautiful border stamp is on my wish list.

Crafty Nanna said...

beautiful card, really elegeant, I love it.
Have a great day
hugs Lynn

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a lovely clean and crisp card. Those colours together are so elegant. Amazing stamps too. xx

Phi said...

All I can say is WOW! This is stunning.

Jennifer Swandells said...

(Made a liar out of me lol re: email)
This is a stunning card this morning Sue, I love everything about the colour scheme, your borders are beautiful.
You are such an inspiration to me and I am sure many others.
Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creations.
Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Gail said...

Fab card and luv the colour combo xx I really don't think I would have thought to put these two colours together but it really works - luv it xx You too have a fabulous day xx GailT xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
what a beautiful elegant card this is i love it really nice.. hugs sarah xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card is beautiful, the new celery colour I like very much.

If Pauline A wants to get her "5 a day" with coloured card how about peach, plum, orange and pumpkin to go with the celery?

I am on a good crafter's diet..I just get busy and forget all about mealtimes!!!

Margaret O
xxx

Sandybee said...

I really love these colours together. Will have to look for "celery" card

xx Sandra

Sara Goodwin said...

What a beautiful card - lovely xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card and love the silver embossed detail. Hugs, Carol S.xx

tracy w said...

hi sue
what a stunning card love the colours thank you for the ideas

Susan White said...

What a lovely card - the colour looks more like a pale lemon and is gorgeous with the silver embossing.

Thanks, Susan

CraftyJo said...

Very interesting card again today, the colours work really well together. Personally, I'd not have bothered with the bow and flower as I feel it's just a little too much.

CaronP said...

Wow Sue. Another stunning creation.
Love it. xx

Jill Liddle said...

Very pretty card today. Love the colours too.

Anonymous said...

Another superb card Sue, I love the colour scheme and the border stamp is gorgeous.
ValC xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue another stunning card and happy to see older dies (that I have) getting used.The celery is a super colour and will match the Celery Ribbons,the gray works very well it and I just love the Diamond Sprinkles on the flower.I hope you will be able to tell us where we can buy the celery Card stock.
Smiles
Ita

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WONDERFUL DIES, AMAZING WHAT A 90 DEGREE TURN OF THE DIE CAN DO. NICE STAMPS TOO. GLITTER ROSE THE FINISHING TOUCH TOO. BRILL CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WONDERFUL DIES, AMAZING WHAT A 90 DEGREE TURN OF THE DIE CAN DO. NICE STAMPS TOO. GLITTER ROSE THE FINISHING TOUCH TOO. BRILL CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

salem said...

fab card

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Howdy said...

Brilliant colour scheme, Sue. Love it

deniseann said...

Hi Sue . Wow,Wow,Wow. Just when you think it can't get any better!!!!! Absolutely love it.

nikkib said...

gorgeous and elegant..... love the colour scheme.....

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card is simply gorgeous. TFS.
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous layout using beautiful colours.
Helen Bx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

What a lovely card. The colours work perfectly together.

Thank you for continuing to share your talent with us.

Diana

Hellma said...

Love everything about todays share Sue.

sued99 said...

Love this card. Just watching Sam's second show and feel quite inspired.

weefortune said...

Stunning card today Sue. xx

Vie Carter said...

oh this is so pretty

just love the border dies and stamps, beautiful

Vie
x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a card. Love the colour scheme and the combination of dies.
Alison B. x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card. Love the celery coloured card.

Samdy

Anonymous said...

lovely colours, lovely card!

Mol x

magpie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and the colours are great together! Love the stamps! Especially embossed in the silver shine, it just gives it that "wow" factor.....the beautiful dies help too...! Stunning. Thank you Sue, as always. Hope you've had a wonderful day too! xx Love Karen xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this is a really stunning card!! Love Sam xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Evening Sue, what a beautiful card, love the colours and the stamped borders. Just after buying the bracket borders - you use them to great effect.

Watched Sam's shows today, loved her new stamps.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card today, love everything about it and the celery card is just beautiful.
Hugs
Jean D

MRS DUCK said...

Late shift for me today.
Loving the celery card and looking forward to tomato and beetroot lol! x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, fab card today n love the embossed borders. Love the colour combo. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Helen said...

Fabulous card. I have the border dies but havn't used them much.You have a magic touch when it comes to card making and your results are stunning. Love Helen

jeffrey bubbles said...

A truly beautiful card today Sue, I love everything about it Kathy xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Gorgeous card again. An unusual colour combination that I'd never have thought of trying.
Sue

lynda said...

Elegant beautiful card Sue love it all colours dies stamps and lovely flower and embellishments. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
A really stunningly pretty card today you've posted.
I like the silver and celery green card against the white.
I love the embossed and cut bracket border that frames the card centre. The damask motifs and fleur de lis squares are lovely all arranged counter to one another and the silver embossing powder used with the wonderful stamps is gorgeous.

Altogether a wonderful card, thank you for all your inspiration.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Sandy H said...

Such a lovely card.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A day late but still wanted to say what a beautiful card, so elegant. Take care.

tracy w said...

hi sue
what a beautiful card love the new spellbinders dies the colour you have used are great thank you tracy w x

Rach83 said...

Fabulous and elegant card, Sue. I love the border stamps and the centre dies are so interesting with the way you've layered them. Gorgeous!

Rachel x

Diane Mortimer said...

I love embossing powder I really should use it more often!
Diane from Glasgow