Saturday, 17 August 2013

Something Just For You

 Hi crafters!  I think I will stick to that greeting today as it is safer! LOL    I guess I shouldn't rely on spell check to catch all my mistakes!  The card I have picked for today is a different sort for me but it has a nice playfulness to it.  I created my background by cutting an extended version of the Basic Lattice die out of coconut white card.  Using the Grand Squares, I cut a frame and used one of the dies in the size in between to simply emboss into the frame for an extra added detail to it.  I mounted my frame on foam for dimension and mounted it over my lattice background piece.  I cut a larger piece of white to sit behind the lattice too. I stamped several of the floral bunting stamp from Justrite (Buntings and buttons stamp set) on to an assortment of pastel colours and white heat embossed them.   Next I cut them out using the matching bunting die and I also cut two white ones.  I cut the pastel buntings up so each flag was individual.  I glued them on top of the white bunting strip to create a bunting with an assortment of colours.  I glued a flatback pearl between each flag to give them an elegant look.   The two buntings were attached so they adorned the upper corner of my card.  I stamped my sentiment on lavender card then stamped the Vintage Labels three frame around it and heat embossed with white powder.  I cut it out with the matching die and mounted it in the opposite corner.  I tied a messy bow with mauve seam binding and added a lavender Dazzler as an accent.  A double white pierced mat completed the card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x







149 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Really sweet card Sue!

You have made bunting look classy! Lol!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card I love the colours you've used on the bunting.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning today Sue. x

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
The bunting is so pretty. Love the sentiment.
Lisa x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, I love this "pretty" sweet card, the bunting is really cute would make a great New Baby card.
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
lovely delicate pretty card thankyoutake care Kitty
I hope your day was'nt h..yesterday

Wilma Brown said...

Beautiful summery card love the bunting. I agree with Patricia would make a lovely baby card.

Wilma x x x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue absolutley stunning it it so pretty. You have just given me a idea for a new baby card. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Pam said...

A very happy looking card, its lovely.

Wilma und Silvia said...

Beautiful card! I really like the colours you chose and the flags are great.

Best wishes Silvia

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very pretty card sue, light and cheerful.

TDQ Karen said...

I just had to get the bunting die stamps when you first demonstrated them, they are such fun! love the pastel colours, giving the card a lovely feel

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the pastel feel to this - but I must be a bit odd as I am not a bunting fan - sorry about that. Don't know why, I just dont 'do' bunting! Although yours is the most appealing I've seen with the little pearls. Love the lattice though.
Rgs
Clare W

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very light hearted gift for this Saturday morning.
I'm with Clare above I don't do bunting but I know three or four 5/6year olds who would just love to receive a card like this with Happy Birthday on the bunting.
I also know a few 40/50year olds who would also love this in football colours so every die has its place.
Crafting for me this morning after a little flan cooking whilst it is still of a bearable temperature in the kitchen.
Janet x

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooo gorgeous card today Sue. Awesome pastel colors for a summercard like this. Soo beautiful and filled with sooo many wonderful details everywhere you look.
HAve a wonderful week-end and lots of great fun with it.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue

A light bright and cheery card today - love the bunting, good for so many occasions.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Christine Harrop said...

The bunting is very pretty and this card is lovely. Christine xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
What a lovely delicate card!
Such sweet colours and the Lattice is so nice as a base.
I bought these Dies, but don't use them much, but seeing yours I will get them out....... they make a card so special!
Lovely colours too!
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Sweet and very pretty, Sue, I'm one who loves bunting! Like the double emboss on the frame. Change the colours, bow, and suitable for just about anybody. Think will do a dark and grungy version of this for a man who ain't that easy to design for.
Thanks for inspiration.

'P' in Wales

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very cute card today which would suit any age group. Love Jean xxxx

Victoria said...

Another stunning card again today Sue. The bunting is so effective and I love the pearl between each flag, very elegant. There's a lovely balance about today's card.

carol edwards said...

Stunning card that may look simple but lots going on, lovely Suex

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This is what I call proper bunting Sue style.
Lovely card which can be used for many occasions
Hugs
Carol x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love, love, love, this card, I use this bunting die all the time, this card is so classy and elegant, white with a lovely pop of pastel colours, absolutely gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sus, this is so fresh and also so versatile. I can think of loads of occasions and people this style of card would be perfect for.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. So delicate and pretty today. Love the pastel colours you have used. Take care.

karenlotty said...

Very pretty & classy bunting Lovely addition to to the WOW factor

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty summery card!

tracy w said...

hi sue
stunning card love the bunting the colours are great tracy w x

Nanny Jo said...

Very pretty card, Sue...never liked bunting before now, but that is lovely! Jo xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
A new baby, or a child card this would be brilliant. Like it very much.
Gail C x

Sonia Jones said...

Love the card today so pretty and cheerful. Love the bunting too. Hugs Sonia

Ann said...



Hi Sue


Very pretty card really like the bunting so delicate.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nuttinanni said...

so fresh and pretty today. love it CherylX

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning, very pretty. Love the bunting. Have a great weekend. Sally

Annie said...

A delightful happy card, Sue, with a touch of Sue-class! Happy weekend
Hugs Annie

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
A very simple, fresh and pretty card. I'm not a fan of bunting, but I do actually like the way that you have used it here. A lovely baby card or little child's card but personally not a die I would use much.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card I love
lattice on a card but I must admit
I'm not a bunting fan but it looks
really good here I don't think it
would matter what you personally put on a card
you always make them look fantastic.
Nancyd xx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue.

Really like this card. It's fresh and fun. X

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. How fresh and inviting toads card looks. I agree with the other crafters that it would look lovely on a new baby card. Xx

Sandybee said...

A card that would suit many different occasions

xx Sandra

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue a lovely fresh card today so pretty. Have a great day. Love Jackie

kimberley said...

I really like this card-very simple looking but it certainly strikes a chord with me,take care,x.

Marion said...

Hi Sue I agree with the others not a fan of bunting but like what youve done .
Marion H

Wendy L said...

Stunning card. xxx

hollyberry said...

Love this card which is something a little different and you've even made the bunting look beautiful!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Great fun card, love the bunting, I also think it would be a good baby card, love it.
Lydia
X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Great card, love the bunting.The colours are lovely and the card could be done in any colour and still look good
Audrey x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Yes your card is a bit different for you but it's just so very pretty.

Love Sheila xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Nice quick card for someone celebrating something. Graduation, passing driving test, passing exams etc. it could be made for anyone of these and more.
Sue, we just put your spelling down to your American side of you coming out and now you've let the card out of the bag and there we were going to let you off.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the bunting.

Clare x

hotpotato said...

lovely card.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card, would be great for most celebrations. Love Sam xxx

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card today. Love the soft colours.
Erica x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love this bunting card today. it looks so clean and fresh. Love the papers you cut the bunting out of. Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty and fresh look to your card today Sue. I haven't used bunting on cards but must admit it looks really elegant here, but then you can make anything look elegant! Such pretty papers too. Have a great weekend.
YvonneMayxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Norah said that we were going to let you off but I'm mystified as to what we should let you off for. Have looked at previous addresses and can't find a spelling mistake.....................
Well, you know we'd forgive you anything because of all the wonderful cards you show us, with detailled instructions!
This card is lovely for children and I know a few adults who'd love to receive something like that.
Clever imbossing - would never have thought of that.
Hugs, Rose

gwen70 said...

Really gorgeous Sue

Lacelady said...

Oooh, I haven't used my lattice die for ages - I'll have to dig it out again now you have given me the idea. Many thanks!

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, lovely clean and simple card today. Kind regards Joanne K x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue nice colours together .X
Happy Crafting and Have a nice weekend.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card love the bunting, would make a lovely card for new baby
Best wishes, Pat

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely fresh card, love the soft colours and bunting is super. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card today, you make bunting look elegant., hope you have a great weekend .

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love putting bunting on cards.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

foxyg said...

Love the bunting Sue.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Very pleased to see the bunting as I've just used it on a card to my brother. Works brilliantly and I love the feminine colours. So pretty. xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue Lovely fresh card today, like the bunting has a lovely day Elaine x

nannapat said...

Lovely design Sue. Would make a fab kiddies card done with the right sort of papers for a child. Love it. Pat x

nattyboots said...

A lovely pretty card

Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really really love this card its beautiful. I think it is the combination of lovely pastel colours that does it for me. It would make a grand baby/christening/toddler or grown up card.
Beverley W

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card too me it has a summery feel. Emma

snowqueen62 said...

Very pretty card love the colourful pastel bunting.
Hugs Sue x

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

This is such a pretty card. Up until now I have only used bunting in my scrapbooking - maybe I'll give this a go on some cards as todays card shows it can be very effective. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card, love the colours and also liked the embossing around the square for interest, a good idea x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Every day you amaze me. Ehis card is so very beautiful. Love the bunting.
Love Val x

Janice K said...

A very pretty card, particularly like the lattice work. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card today, I love the simplicity of it and a great generic card which would suit many occasions, Kate x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely fresh card today, thought I was not keen on bunting, but you have changed my mind, I 'm with everyone else this can be used for so many occasions, might have to get these dies! Take care, Jess xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Such a soft delicate card, sooo pretty, the bunting is so sweet and the pearls are a real Sue touch. A delightful card for many occasions.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Such a sweet card, reminds me of all the summer fetes.
Donna Jones

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card today and love the classy buntin. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, A lovely lighthearted card that would bring a smile to anyone's face. Love the soft pastel tones and the Lattice die sets off the bunting beautifully. I just love it all.
Have a good weekend love Brenda Lel xxx

Anonymous said...

This lovely pastel bunting makes me think, "baby card"

mol x

Jean Z said...

really like this card Sue clean looking love Jean Z xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
That was funny yesterday. Spellcheck schmelcheck lol!
Im not a bunting gal but this is a very pretty card that may just change my mind. x

Jean Johnston said...

Very fresh and cheerful.

TOB said...

Fab card love the bunting. hugs x

raineysheep said...

What a beautiful card I absolutely love it!!
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

raineysheep said...

What a beautiful card I absolutely love it!!
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I adore this card, bunting is for me! So pretty! Got my phone call from Aberdeen yesterday so my DVD is on it's way, yay!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Pretty card, and the pastel colours are fab.
Love Jackie C XXX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely pretty card with fresh summer look. Reminds me of summer fetes and garden parties.

cats said...

Morning!...this is such a lovely card.Ideal for anyone.Love it!!....Christine xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love everything about this card - beautiful.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today as always !! I do really like bunting and this is very pretty. I love the pastel colours you have used. It look lovely and summery. The lattice background look great. I think, like many others have said it would make a great baby's card or celebration like graduation. Happy crafting to all. Lots of love Tres x x x

Brenda Hanlon said...

This is a great card Sue and just given me the inspiration I need
for a card I've been asked to do. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi
This card is so pretty. I love the bunting it's so cute, and the colours are fab. Great idea, I will be trying this out.
Kayleigh B xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a very pretty card today Sue and I just love the bunting and the pastel shades that you used. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

jessie said...

HELLO SUE
WHAT A FRESH LOOKING CARD TODAY.
THE COLOURS ARE FAB.

Pearl said...

What a lovely light and airy card Sue, I love it!

Craftyhappiness to you, love from Pearl

Marianna Hammer said...

So lovely and crisp. I love this card :)

Sandy G said...

Lovely card. I like the delicate colouring and I love the lattice die and frame.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! It's all so very 'restful' - if you see what I mean? ;)

Anonymous said...

fabbb card

magpie said...

Oh I love this! Loving the gorgeous pastel colours done with bunting stamp and then white embossed to give it that bumph. If someone sent this card it would pick me up straight away! Lovely jubbly! xx Love Karen xx

lynda said...

A lovely fresh card today Sue, the colours are lovely and delicate . Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is a really pretty card, I did not go for the bunting dies or stamps as I did not think I would use them much but I have to say this is the best I have seen them used so far, love the colours and the pattern used on each stamp, they do really look effective used this way. I am sure they would look great being personalized too.

I Love, Love, Love the basic lattice background, Must add it to my wish list, hopefully its still available somewhere?

Sorry for the essay today lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jacquie said...

Hi was just wondering whether there is anyone like me that has a great hobby in craft but no one to share their time with or get together with other crafty friends...I live in the great Clacton are of Essex so if there is anyone on here who would like to get in touch to make new friends/share hobby please do get in touch, my e-mail address is:

jaquie42@hotmail.com

Cheers Jacquie J xxx

Karen said...

Beautiful card sue
The colours are so pretty
Luv
karen xx

Dawn Louise said...

Love love love it. Pretty. Inspired to use bunting again thanks sue

SusanP, Kent said...

Agreed, not your usual style, but really pretty colours and a beautiful composition. Like it very much. As always you make designing look so simple.
Enjoy your weekend.
Sue

Marisa said...

What a fabulous clean, fresh, uncomplecated but elegant card. I absolutely love this. Inspired!

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, love the simple look of pastel bunting on white card.
X Ros

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Yes lots of fun ,but still
classy!! Love it.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Barbara said...

Very pretty, really love this card! Love the pastel bunting!!!!!!

Margaret said...

Hello Sue
What a refreshing and gorgeous card I love the use of pastel colours, until now I have not been a fan of bunting but all that has now changed I love it! This card can be used for any age range which is most useful.
Margaret corgi owner

hazel young said...

gorgeous card Sue love it all xx hazel

Karen Brinton said...

Bunting seems so popular lately. I made real bunting for my sons 18th last year and every banner had a yearly photo of him on it. It was a real crafty project and turned out fab, just as this card has. Hugs Karen x

redfox said...

Hi Sue, Like some others i'm not a great fan of bunting BUT this is such a pretty card that I might have to change my mind! I have the fancy lattice and it's beautiful. Thanks for all your hard work, we all really apppreciate it! Love Sarah

Sandy H said...

Crisp and fresh. The look you've created here might convert me to bunting too.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, love all the bunting colours.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
A Very pretty card.
Love Marion x

Gail said...

Gorgeous card - I luv the bunting effect on cards and such a useful die to have if you are having problems thinking about a design for a card - it more or less does it for you! xx GailT xx

Shazza said...

fabulous card, I love the bunting!! x

Maria I said...

what a beautiful card it makes me smile xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Really like the pastel colours for the bunting.

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this - the colours are gorgeous and i just love bunting on cards..very pretty, Carole Z X

Laura O said...

pretty card today ,love the bunting.Laura O

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, What a fun colourful card. love it.
Alison B. x

Elaine said...

Hi Sue a fantastic card. Really love those colours and the bunting is adorable. Have a great weekend x

Penny Robertson said...

Stunning card - love the subtle colours
Penny x

Paper Junkie said...

I love the bunting - it gives the card a lovely summery feel - which is more than you can say for the weather here today! X

Susan White said...

Lovely colourful bunting! What a great card. Thanks Susan

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love the pastel colours you have used for the bunting, but I'm another who isn't a fan of it , saying that the whole design of todays card is very pretty especially the lattice background which I'm very fond of.thanks.
Hugs
Jean D

jeffrey bubbles said...

This is a very pretty card today. Nice for an older girl, I think, but very adaptable. Well done as always Sue. Kathy xxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, loving the colours you have chosen today and the bunting looks so good. Love from Jackie D

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card - loving the bunting.

Diana

Joanna Dickson said...

So nice Sue. I'm still bowled over by yesterdays. Still truly stunning
Love
Jo x

Helen Barker said...

Love the pastel colours.The bunting is gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Vie Carter said...

Love the pastel tones and the bunting is fab, would work for just about anyone

fab

Vie
x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THIS CARD MAKES ME THINK OF SUMMER GARDEN PARTY CREAM CAKES AND OTHER NICE GOODIES.
LOVE THE COLOURS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THIS CARD MAKES ME THINK OF SUMMER GARDEN PARTY CREAM CAKES AND OTHER NICE GOODIES.
LOVE THE COLOURS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Meg said...

Very pretty card Sue, the pastels colours are so lovely.

Margaret O
xxx

TimeOut2Create said...

Hello Sue,
Bet u weren't expecting to hear from me, I know I haven't left any comment for quite sometime, so sorry for that, been dealing with some personal issues and i'm starting to snap out of it!

Your lovely cards does cheer me up each day though! Big Thanks for that:)
I received my DVD for your charity and have managed to see the first one hoping to view the rest soon.
Thank you for all that you do. I do appreciate you!
I am a little rusty in the card making dept maybe I could attend one of your creative demos if you're having one soon!

Stunning card as ever! Please do keep them coming!
Hugs & Kisses
Bim

maxine said...

Stunning card Sue

Diane Mortimer said...

The lattice is amazing, I've got to buy it, absolutely adore the bunting, I've got to have it too!
Diane from Glasgow

Joanne2403 said...

So pretty, the bunting looks just stunning, tfs