Sunday, 11 August 2013

Just For You

 Good Sunday morning all!  This is one that I think leans a bit more towards the masculine side (at least for those guys that don't mind a bow!)  It's a really easy one to make that simply uses the Celtic Motif dies for the most part.  I cut the inside die from the set, leaving the cutting edge piece off, and cut apertures in the background on the left and right sides.  Once cut, I embossed it with the Flourish embossing folder from Creative Expressions.  I had to do it twice to cover the entire background.  It doesn't line up exactly but there is so much going on that you don't notice the meeting point at all.  I used some gilding wax on the background to highlight the embossing.  I decided to use a combination of the Dark Bronze and the Enchanted Gold to give it depth.  I cut one more of the Celtic Motifs in milk coloured card, but used the outer cutting edge this time.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered it in the centre of the two cut outs in the background.  I cut a fancy centre from the Stately Circles die set for the very middle of my focal element.  I added a flatback pearl to finish it off.  Using caramel striped grosgrain ribbon, I tied a double bow and added it below my focal element with a glue dot.  I finished it with a fancy button (do you like these? I hope so as they may be available soon) and a stamped sentiment tag.  I matted the entire piece on milk card then added a double pierced mat to finish off the card.  I definitely think this would work for some men and those women that aren't into all the frilly flowers on their cards, what do you think?  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment Game winners.  This weeks drawing goes to:
Val Jones!!!
Minx!!!
Vick (artful codger)!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email meat americansue1@gmail.com  to confirm your address and claim your prizes.  Hope everyone has a great week!  All for now, Sue x








136 comments:

Pam said...

Anothr great male card, they are being spoilt. Congrats to all winners.

Anonymous said...

Really different today, Sue, the brown card almost looks like leather.
Love the use of the gilding waxes and punching out the dies is something I should try to do more as it gives such an interesting look.

'P' in Wales

Debs A said...

Morning Sue another great card for the men in our lifes. Like the layout on this one. Congratylations to todays winners. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
At first glance I thought this was a Christmas card. Really lovely - and am loving the button.
Lisa x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Really like this one Sue, and its given me a push to use this die more often.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the background - as 'P' in Wales says above, looks like leather and I agree.
Rgs
Clare W

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
another great card thank you take care Kitty. congsats to winners.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card, I can see me using it for the man in my life but without the bow.
Gail Cx

Wilma Brown said...

Beautiful card love the embossed background, this has pushed me to try the gilding wax I bought recently great use of dies too. Definitely a "Sue" card.

Congrats to the winners.

Wilma x x x

Anne Crawford said...

Interesting card, I agree does look like leather, lovely use of the dies and I love the button!

Anne Crawford said...

Interesting card, I agree does look like leather, lovely use of the dies and I love the button!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Yes a fantastic gift for the more unfrilly(is that a word?) in our lives.
I love the colour scheme and gilding wax is definitely on my list for delivery. A beautiful format and as for the buttons they are a wow!! I managed to find some really old black buttons here in Burgundy at a village brocante last year and am very loath to use them as they cannot be replaced so I will be looking out for these to be released.
Congratulations to this week's winners.
Janet x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue, I agree a card suitable for male and femail. Like the button very much, really stylish

Anonymous said...

I simply love the colour scheme of this card, beautiful, and the buttons are lovely too. Best wishes Edwina

Heather Rogers said...

Giod morning Sue I trust you are well and enjoying your weekend.

Great card with some interesting ideas. I love the colours you have used.
Congratulations to the winners!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Bosquie said...

Stunning Sue. You are a tease with the new buttons! Xx

Anonymous said...

This card looks amazing. Love the colour combination and the way you have used the dies. Can't wait to see the new buttons. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
YvonneMayxx

Rosie said...

Great card, again. I think the close-ups really show this one to advantage.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the new buttons. Good colour combination for those not into the pretty pretty colours and the dies make a great effect. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Hayley Johnson said...

Love the use of the dies Sue; something I must try! Great colours too.
Hugs Hayley x

Christine Harrop said...

These celtic dies are lovely - very masculine. The colour of today's card is great. A gorgeous card. Christine x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Great card and would be good for a male, love the gilding wax background I really must get some and give it a go.
Congrats to the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Lacelady said...

I agree, def. a card for the guys, Sue. I hadn't seen the Celtic dies cut out, and wasn't all that impressed, but they look better in the close up, where you can see the interlocking detail. (Yep, like the button too).

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love every thing about this one. The button is great. The celtic motif dies are on my wish list! Take care.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a different card, love the colours and yes a card for the males.
Congrats to the winners
Hugs
Carol x

tracy w said...

hi sue
great card glad i can access your blog from my phone as iam no holiday thanks tracy w x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another stunning male card! Love the dies! Love Jean xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
This is definitely a card for the guys but I know some ladies would love it as well. I absolutely love the button and hope they will be available soon. Congratulations to the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Great masculine-looking card today, great colours and the gilding wax highlights the embossing beautifully, fantastic die-cut and gorgeous cut outs.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue not keen on this one,the celtic dosnt appeal to me sorry.
Marion H

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything except the bow. Big bows are not for me.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

Hellma said...

I love this card Sue.

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
I love, love, love this card. As soon as it appeared on the screen I went "WOW". x

karenlotty said...

I love it The Celtic Motif certainly lends itself to male cards because to me it looks like links of a chain Not seen this set before I really must try using my dies in other ways

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue another brilliant card. I saw Julia's shows yesterday they were fab. Enjoy your day. Love Jackie

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a great card today Sue.x

Fieldsend said...

Mornings Sue, love the masculin cards. It is difficult to make one if they don't have a hobby. Love the texture n colours. Have a great day.
Congratulations to the winners.

Love June
xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely beautiful
card The Celtic Motive really stands out
and love the cut outs in the background
an altogether great card I know a
few females who would love to receive
a card like this.
Nancyd xx

Victoria said...

Very different card today, not too sure about the overall look. But I love the button and will be looking out for them!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this, great shapes and colours

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
REALLY DO LOVE THIS CARD. I'VE GOT
THE CELTIC DIE BUT NEVER USED IT YET.
BUT I WILL HAVE TO NOW AFTER SEEING
YOUR CARD.CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
WINNERS.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card for the men, love the colours

Joanne K said...

Lovely card today, Sue. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card I agree that the brown card looks like leather. Love the buttons, another for a wish list. Congrats to the winners, take care, Jess x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love it, those dies are great. I do like the way you have used the dies.Really different.
Audrey x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A really lovely card today !! Great for a masculine card. I really love your big bow and the button to. I can't wait to get some of those buttons. I think I will use them a lot. The Celtic dies look lovely. Yesterday's card was lovely to. Julia's shows were great. she must have worked very hard on her sample cards. She said some were yours too. I thought they were all wonderful cards. You are both very inspiring card makers. Congrats to all the winners. Happy crafting love Tres x x x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, I love this design and can see it being very good for men. So glad to hear that the beautiful buttons will be coming to the shops soon! x

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, very different today. Look forward to the buttons being available .

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous card luv the colours and the design.

Congrats to the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue .happy crafting X

nannapat said...

The background looks fab with the two colours of gilding wax - must give that a try! I love the way you have used the dies Sue, so many different dies could be used in this way. Pat x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the way you have used the dies and the gilding wax on the embossed backing card.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the different look of this card. The background looks like leather, great effect.
Alison B. x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, love the background. Congrats winners. Bx

nattyboots said...

Wow you are spoiling us , yet another great card Thank You
Well done to the winners
Elaine H X

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous card and I agree, great for a bloke! Love that Celtic design and the embossing. Maddy x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Interesting card but don't see it as a male one, well certainly not for the fellas I know lol! x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Really like the Celtic dies and they make great masculine cards. I love gilding wax ( have just a out every colour!) and they have made the background stand out. Looking forward to the buttons being available.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I like the finishing touches of Stately Circles and the button but this one is not one for me, sorry. love from Jackie D

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A great male card today, the embossing and gilding wax are so effective, must try using the two colours, fab result. The Celtic Motifs are on my wish list, I have a male card to make next month. Love the button, will be watching out for them.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely male card - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card I really like the buttons, can't wait for them to come out.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card I really like the buttons, can't wait for them to come out.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Am allowed to say i don't know about today's card. I don't dislike like it but i just don't know about it. Having said that i can still appreciate your workmanship and crafty know how to make it so different.
Congratulations to all today's winners and enjoy your prize.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

I absolutely adore this card, so masculine and very different, the gilding wax really makes the background embossing pop! Beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Another great card for men. I love the brown card. At least I assume it is brown card and not covered in gilding wax. The dies look so different when used for embossing instead of cutting. Congrats to all the winners.

Joanna Dickson said...

This is so clever and really nice. This could be any base colour. I'm going to try this. Well done to the winners. Happy Sunday, love Jo x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another great card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. WOW, I won a prize - yeh.

Love todays card. Really masculine and lovely colours.

Love Val x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the colours as you say great men's card minus the bow love Jean Z xx

Sandybee said...

Another great card Sue

Well done to all of todays winners

xx Sandra

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful beautiful.Gr Elly

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, great for a mens card.

Clare x

Janice Wallace said...

Love the colours, the background, love the bow and button, Wow, great card.
Janice W

Janice Wallace said...

Love the colours, the background, love the bow and button, Wow, great card.
Janice W

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Super card today love all the background detail with the dies, embossing folder and gilding wax it looks great, love your button too!
Best wishes, Pat

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, really like the card and the gilding waxes.

hollyberry said...

I like the colours of this card so feel it is not especially male and could easily be for either.

Carol S. said...

Love the richness of this card. I too love using the gilding waxes. This is great for either sex. Have a good Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Different card today Sue, most definately a male card. Love your use of the gilding waxes. Congratulations to today's winners. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Jennifer Swandells said...

Different card today Sue, most definately a male card. Love your use of the gilding waxes. Congratulations to today's winners. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Laura O said...

love the use of the gilding wax and the celtic dies .Laura O

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card. I must get my male cards made but I am having too much fun making girlie ones.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

cuilliesocks said...

wonderful card yet again Sue, love the bronze gilding anf the dies are beautiful, Kate x

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue.
Fantastic card, this really appeals to me, the gilding wax together with punched out parts here, gives the card a look of aged leather.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love it particularly the mixed guilding wax.
Beverley W

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous. I really think I'm needing to invest in some of that gilding wax ;)

Nubiene Peltier said...

Greetings Sue
Love this card it has an earthy feel to it the gold gilding wax gives it a leather look the bacground has a beautiful effect from the Celtic motif and the stately circle and pearl lovely die. Then in white as the focal point bringing through the white of the card the ribbon is a lovely finishing touch.

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and luvin the button xx as you say a perfect male card although I probably wouldn't use the ribbon (maybe some burlap) but brilliant for the females who like you say don't like frilly, frilly things xx GailT xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Fab colour, fab button, fab card!

Sandy

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card. Gilding waxes are so amazing! They're like micro beads, once you have them they go on everything :-) looking forward to the delivery if my blending solution so I can paint with them too.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue, another great card.
I notice some are saying they can't see this as a Man Card. I certainly would use the concept and of course omit the BOW!!
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another beauty and so rich in colour - great for men AND women.
Hugs, Rose

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW what an awesome male card here again Sue. Really beautiful work as always.
Have a wonderful day and lots of great fun.

Joanne2403 said...

Great inspiration for guy cards, tfs Sue :)

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue another winner,love the way you used the gilding wax,and the button is fab., Without the bow a great men's card.
Smiles
Ita

TOB said...

This is very different but I like it. Great for the men in your life. hugs x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a very different card today, but still amazing!! Love Sam xxx

Meg said...

Good colour combination and I like the sheen the gilding wax gives.

Margaret O
xxx

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Another super card for the males out there. Love the colour combo and the simplicity of it.
Congratulations to the winners
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Yet another beautiful card, love the gilding wax. Love the bow.

Kind regards

Tina X

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful, quite masculine, but not exclusively so. The Celtic motifs remind me of snowflakes and would make a very original Christmas design. Is the background kraft card? I don't think you mentioned, but looks fab with the gilding wax on. Love the button too.
Sue

Anonymous said...

love the card but don't think the men in my family would appreciate such a gorgeous bow!!

mol x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Well done you lucky winners and you lucky men - fancy getting a card as lovely as that. xx

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Hope your having a lovely Sunday, another great card. Elaine x

redfox said...

Love the celtic motifs, on my wish list! I also love the buttons, when will they be available? You are teasing us to mention them but only say "may be available!!" Like the card, great for men. Love Sarah

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a super male card, I can almost smell the aftershave! I love how the embossing, looks on my screen the card looks almost like leather.
Congratulations to the winners, hope you enjoy your goodies.
Margaret corgi owner

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a super male card, I can almost smell the aftershave! I love how the embossing, looks on my screen the card looks almost like leather.
Congratulations to the winners, hope you enjoy your goodies.
Margaret corgi owner

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today hugs Sonia x

hazel young said...

Lovely unisex card Sue, enjoy your day xx hazel

hazel young said...

Lovely unisex card Sue, enjoy your day xx hazel

Lindsay Martin said...

Loving the button Sue, and what card did you use? Its a great shade of brown very deep colouring, its a great one for the men, keep them coming... well done to this weeks winners, and hope you are well Sue, we are missing you... xx

magpie said...

Great male card Sue. Loving the bronze colour and the centre die is very pretty. Oh wow! Gorgeous button! Now they would be limited stock in no time! Hope you've had a great day Sue. Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy your prizes! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Well done winners, will keep my fingers crossed for another week. This is a great way to use the dies, very effective, really like it well done again Sue. Kathy xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello sue. Love this card the colours are so rich. Think i would leave the bow off tho if i was sending to a fella.sending love from christine c x

Carole Z said...

OOh Sue, love everything about this card..the use of the dies in fabulous and the colours too, Carole Z X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning background, loving the contrast of the white die cuts too.
Donna Jones

lynda said...

A WOW for this card it is beautiful love everything the way you used the die the stunning background the colours I will defiantly have a go at this as have this die set, ooh and that lovely button. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Paper Junkie said...

Sue - I love the embossed and gilded background - almost like leather! And I've just acquired these gilding waxes from Sam Poole - hoorah! X

Vick said...

Oh WOW Can't believe I've won something this week, so excited and thank you so much Sue. I love this card and I love that button yes, so I will be looking out for them hugs hun and have sent email xxx Vick
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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, love the colours you have used. I can see this card working for a male or female.
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

Congratulations to the winners - Enjoy

Kim Matthews said...

This is a beautiful card... reminds me of crochet...
Hugs
Kim M
xx

Annie said...

Great card, Sue, agree with the comments about the leather look, it's great. The button is gorgeous! I'll watch out for them!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A great card for male or female with or without the bow, those buttons look lovely will be watching for them .
Hugs
Jean D

Susan White said...

Very unusual card today - I do like the effect of the wax onto the embossed background.

Thanks, Susan

lorraine (classylady) said...

Really like this card Sue. Love the button. You could use this idea with a snowflake die and make a lovely Christmas card.

Congrats to winners.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Chris Patterson said...

I love this card Sue, I recently found the Flourish Embossing folder put away somewhere safe, and tried your letterpress idea, I obviously need more practise as it was a bit of a disaster!!..however, it was rescued with distress inks and gilding wax..and I was really pleased with the results...and those new buttons look like a "need" !! Thanks for the inspiration xx

Chris Patterson said...

I love this card Sue, I recently found the Flourish Embossing folder put away somewhere safe, and tried your letterpress idea, I obviously need more practise as it was a bit of a disaster!!..however, it was rescued with distress inks and gilding wax..and I was really pleased with the results...and those new buttons look like a "need" !! Thanks for the inspiration xx

Helen Barker said...

Love the layout and I'm sure it would look stunning in other masculine colours.Well done to the winners.
Helen Bx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
YES A CARD FOR ALL THIS ONE. LOE THE BOW AND DEPTH YOU HAVE GOT ON THIS CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
YES A CARD FOR ALL THIS ONE. LOE THE BOW AND DEPTH YOU HAVE GOT ON THIS CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
YES A CARD FOR ALL THIS ONE. LOE THE BOW AND DEPTH YOU HAVE GOT ON THIS CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a stunner!!!! Love Sam xxx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue,

Many apologies for such a late post, I'm trying to catch up with your wonderful blog posts now.

At first look I thought you had used a thin leather to cut the dies out of, it's a very effective faux leather look!
I love these Celtic motif dies, they are on an ever growing wish list of mine! The embossing folder is lovely and you'd never know it didn't repeat the pattern/ line up well. I love the gilding waxes they lift a card embossed background and I've a growing collection of them! Though there are more I want to get!

I think this is a great card for either sex, as not all women are into pink/ flowery cards and prefer the grunge look
( grunge is growing on me but I prefer pretty cards!), and any men who are worth anything would be very pleased to receive this card and the bow wouldn't bother them after all there are some that still wear bow ties on occasion!

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Katielouise said...

Hi again Sue
I forgot to say I love your special buttons and look forward to buying some soon, although I think only very special people will be getting them!

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Diane Mortimer said...

Wow! I really love the colour! I should really try out gilding wax too
Diane from Glasgow