Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Special Friend

 Hi crafters!  Blush and Chestnut for today's card and yes that is a new card colour that we are now carrying.  I love a pretty brown and this one is lovely.  Doesn't it look nice with the blush card too!  I started with the Resplendent Rectangle set and cut the largest insert with one of the smaller cutting edges in the centre out of the blush card.  I ended up using some of the smaller alternate dies to simply emboss the pattern into the card for texture.  I embossed the very centre of the die and recessed it downward as I mounted the outside piece on foam mounting pieces for dimension.  I stamped my sentiment using a coffee Archival ink pad and cut it out with one of the smaller dies in the Labels 30 die set.  I inked the edges with the coffee archival ink pad too.  I mounted it in the centre of my card on foam and added some PVA glue dots in Choco Brown to the inside of the oval edges.  I matted the entire piece on another piece of chestnut brown card with a thin blush layer.  I used the Choco brown PVA to create dots all the way around the brown card mat, then added a final pierced double brown mat to complete the card.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 8" in size.
Just a quick reminder that Sam Poole has shows today at 11am and 2pm on Ideal World (not Create and Craft).  She has some new Christmas stamps and backgrounds that are really nice.  I have seen some of the samples too and they are not to be missed!  Don't forget to tune in and see her clever demos!  All for now, Sue x






147 comments:

Pam said...

Very elegant card today, lovely.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

How funny I have just bought some of the new Chestnut card from Sam it is gorgeous and you have used it to great effect here!Beautiful!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

ann harrison said...

I love this die, it is one of my top ten. The card is stunning and I like the new colour.

Debs A said...

Morning Sue i just love this new card stock ive found my self using it more snd more just love the blush. I like the lay out of this card thes die allways looke good. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning and elegant are today's words to describe this gorgeous card Sue. xx

tracy w said...

hi sue
what a stunning card love the new card colour chestnut must get my hands on this thank you tracy w x

Cee Bee said...

Loving the new card colour, must give that a try maybe with gold mmmmmmmm. Love the card very elegant and not a bow or stick pin in sight :)
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Great card - lovely colours and great use of the dies.
Lisa x

Eemeli said...

Very interesting. Love the symmetric look and the deep chocolate brown (chestnut) is much to my taste.

Hugs,
Eemeli

nuttinanni said...

I too love the earthy/autumn colours and this shade of brown is gorgeous as the card. Cherylx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
lovely card nice new colour thank you take care Kitty

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue love the new colour and it tones well with the blush. Gorgeous card love this die, making a very elegant card.

Wilma x x x

Bosquie said...

What a beautiful and unusual colour.Never seen chestnut card before.Stunning!xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very elegant and beautiful gift today.
I have already fallen in love with the chestnut brown card and so will be buying for my stash pile. May have to buy two lots as it may be too nice to use!!!
A very elegant format too for today making a bold but not ott.
Will have to find the coco glue too to go with the card. What a shopping list you have given me for today!!
Janet x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very elegant and beautiful gift today.
I have already fallen in love with the chestnut brown card and so will be buying for my stash pile. May have to buy two lots as it may be too nice to use!!!
A very elegant format too for today making a bold but not ott.
Will have to find the coco glue too to go with the card. What a shopping list you have given me for today!!
Janet x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! Love the card. I have blush card but I have not seen the chestnut before, they team up together very,very well.
Gail C x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love that colour, it goes so well with the blush. Beautiful elegant card too. Love Jean xxx

Rosie said...

Lovely card in lovely colours.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love the colours on the card, and the dies make it stand out. Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Loving the brown with the blush card, very pretty!

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Very classy and elegant. Loving the new colour I feel a purchase coming on.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, have always liked using brown - eBayed my Resplendent Rectangles recently and now wish I hadn't!!

'P' in Wales

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card using those great dies and colours. I think that dark brown (chestnut) always looks elegant. Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

This is so pretty, brown is not one of my favourite colours but liking it more and more. I like the layered focal point these dies have created xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the brown and blush together it looks so pretty. The style of the card is so elegant and I must get the cocoa glue. I will definately be watching Sam's shows today, I love all the stamps she has on the show. It would be perfect if you had a show as well I am starting to get 'Sue' withdrawal symptoms lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolutely stunning card here Sue. I simply LOVE this. Both the diecuts and the colors are awesome and everything fit soooo well together, so the endresult is nothing but PERFECT. So beautiful work as always hun. Have a wonderful day and lots of great fun too, I hope.

Nanny Jo said...

What a pretty colour that is, Sue! It's hard to find a nice brown. Lovely card, too! Jo xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card again today. I don't use hardly any brown on my cards but think I should start to! Rgs
Clare W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very stunning card. Love this new card.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely beautiful
card the brown looks amazing with the
blush and I do love these Resplendant
rectangles must get them have set
record for Sam's shows as our kids
are back to school today so don't
want to miss her.
Nancyd xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely beautiful
card the brown looks amazing with the
blush and I do love these Resplendant
rectangles must get them have set
record for Sam's shows as our kids
are back to school today so don't
want to miss her.
Nancyd xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card and do like the chestnut. Sometimes just the simple layering of the dies, virtually as they are in the packet, makes for a very effective card.
Have a great day. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the design today, the cut outs look fab

Laura O said...

fab card love this die set,and the colours are great ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I am loving the card, blush and brown go wonderful together! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, What a stunning card, I'm loving this chestnut coloured card and the cocoa glue I need both.
I hope you're having a good day, love Brenda Lel xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Loving this card, especially the new brown card, gorgeous with the blush colour card, gorgeous die-cuts.
I'll be watching/recording Sam's shows.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I have been looking for a really nice brown card for a while, this looks perfect. The card is great love the layout.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I have to admit I'm not a great fan of brown but this chestnut colour does look a lovely shade - looks like a perfect match for the custard and teal card too. Love the card design.
Beverley W

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, Brilliant card that can be used for lots of occasions.
Got some that card but have not opened the packet yet......a must do for today.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue like the new colour it goes well with blush card, but equally would suit other colours. Try as I may I never seem to get my pierced edges so neat like yours.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Great card the brown colour is another one to add into my craft stash. Never thought of using it before. I like it when you use a die set I have, it gives me more inspiration to use them in different ways. Thanks
Alison B. x

TOB said...

Not a colour for everyone but I like this new colour. Lovely dies great composition on the card. hugsx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, a lovely combination of colour and you have used my favourite dies too
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great colour combination. Only ever seem to use brown for men's cards but will be using the blush too in future. A really nice card. Will be watching Sam's demos today, if I can tear myself away from the charity dvd I received yesterday from the Papeterie in Aberdeen! Have watched one of them and am amazed at how many demos you did - some wonderful tips too! Can't wait to watch the second one!
YvonneMayxx

Victoria said...

Lovely designed card, not too sure about the colour to be honest. I might like it for male themed cards!

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely color and a beautiful design. You're very clever

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Love todays card and that is such a pretty brown

Sue xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colour scheme and of course the dies used xx hazel

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. It's a shame that the blush doesn't show up well in the pictures because I love the colour ways .xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A very elegant card, those dies are one of my favourites. Love the chestnut card, will be watching out for that.
Will try to watch Sam later.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, great card today and love the colour . Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love the die used, and the new colour is great, could be useful to have that. Super card.
Audrey x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Another great card Sue.

jessie said...

HELLO SUE
LOVE THE NEW COLOUR TODAY. VERY
ELEGANT CARD.I'VE GOT THE BLUSH
NOW JUST NEED TO FIND THE CHESTNUT
AND GIVE IT A GO.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue a stunning card today. Thanks for the notice about Sam I will try to watch. Have a good day. Love Jackie

Marion said...

Love this card Sue and no big bow ,right up my street.
Marion H

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card today the colours are very nice love Jean Z xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I love this Die...... there seems to be so many go to Dies this year, there are a few that I use all the time!
I like the colour,and brown in all shades is so subtle especially with the lovely Blush of Blue.
I really like this card Sue!
love Marg

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
You are pulling out all the stops this week, another great card and love the new colour. x

Wendy L said...

Love the colours you have used for this gorgeous designed card, xxx

hollyberry said...

Love the new chestnut card and this card shows it off so well. Definitely a very elegant card.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
I just love the new colour card and it goes so well with blush. beautiful card today.
Love Val x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow I have already done a card very similar to this without the sentiment in the centre I love this set of dies.
Margaret corgi owner

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, today's card is lovely. Love the new coloured card.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I love pink and chocolate together and this combination today is beautiful for a mans' card as it is not a girlie pink. This is the sort of card that i would choose to make for a man, as although it is the fancy rectangles, it is not over the top feminine and i think you could get away with giving it to a man.
Its great that we finally have chocolate cardstock for the using.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Once again another super card to start our day. I love the colour of the Chestnut card and feel a purchase coming on! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great day.
Margaret A.

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous card lovin the new brown card and the chocco pearls hope we get to see them soon......

Brown is one of my favourite colours nice with a pale turquoise and a pastel lemon.

Thanks for the heads up re Sam's shows.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card for today !! Radiant rectangles are one of my all time favorite sets of dies. I really love the look of the new chestnut coloured card. I must get some of this card. Unfortunately the blush does not show up very well on my screen. It looks like white !! Which I think is also another lovely colour scheme too. Especially for a mans card. Are there any hints or tips you could give us on your blog about how you do your perfect matting and layering, your perfect paper piercing, and your pva coloured glue dots on the edges of your cards. I still struggle with all three techniques and I have been card making for several years now. I have the perfect layers rulers too and still can't seem to get "perfect layers". !! Any advise would be very much appreciated. I did not know Sam Poole was on tv today so I am very glad you mentioned it on your blog- Thankyou. I will certainly be watching her today now. I received the cd from papeterie in Aberdeen yesterday afternoon. I have watched some already !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Lacelady said...

Absolutely love that chestnut colour - I wish I could get my hands on more shades of green too. Super card.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card, very elegant, I will have to imagine the colours as its showing black & white on my screen, do like the idea of chestnut and blush.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card, very elegant, I will have to imagine the colours as its showing black & white on my screen, do like the idea of chestnut and blush.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card, really pretty.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

gwen70 said...

gorgeous card today, beautiful colours

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card in gorgeous colours. Do love brown and this looks a very warm shade, perfect with pink!
Erica x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a gorgeous card today.....love the new colour too and it looks great with the Blush which is one of my favourite colours in the collection.

Love Sheila xx

Vick said...

WOW I love this card Sue, and because of you LOL bought that die set weeks ago cause you had tormented me long enough with showing it, and that and the adorning squares are my current favourites. Love the card, hugs, Vick xx
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nattyboots said...

Wow it looks nice enough to eat haha

Love the colour and the card ,beautiful

Elaine H X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the colours today, great card and so unusual to see you use dies this way.
Donna Jones

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
My favourite set of dies and love the chestnut card with the blush, must try this. Beautiful card thank you
Best wishes, Pat

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and love the chestnut colour. Emma

weefortune said...

Love this die and teh cards you make have a great day Elaine x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Happy Crafting. x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today, I love these dies the embossed effect is so effective. pardon the pun. I love the chestnut card, will have to look on Julia's or Sam's web page to see if they stock it.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love the card. The colours are beautiful together. X

SHARICA said...

Wowser .. This is simply a gorgeous card Sue .. xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, loving the card and yes I do agree about the colours. Will be able to watch SAm at 11 but will be at work for the following show.

Have a great day
hugs Lynn

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
how lush is this card i really do like it, like the chestnut card to. hugs sarah xxx

Janice K said...

Oh WOW!!! Love this new colour Sue! It works so well with the blush here but I can also see that it will be very good for those male cards too. Beautiful. x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Love the new colour card a great one for the men. Love the use of the dies too.

Have already ordered some of Sams stamps they are so beautiful so will look forward to watching the shows and seeing what she does with them.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, the new chestnut card is now another must have along with the dies. Will be watching Sam today whilst doing a spot of ironing, (no crafting this morning!) Take care, Jess xx

Gail said...

A beautiful-simple-elegant card and luv the colour combo xx GailT xx

nannapat said...

Love today's card Sue. Unfortunately the peach looks white on my monitor so I'm sure it looks even more stunning in 'real life'. Pat x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card.One of my favourite dies set is the Resplendent Rectangles. The chestnut brown and blush pink are the colours of my craft tote bag set. LOL xx

Cardgenie said...

Sue, Loving the chestnut card - have to have some. The card you've made is gorgeous. Jean

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a beautiful card - the dies are one of my favourites and the colours are divine.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Joanne2403 said...

Gorgeous die and makes such a wonderfully ornate and pretty card, I personally would prefer it more muted colour but each to our own. tfs Sue :)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, like the colours.

CraftyJacq
xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Scrumptious!! I love brown,
it goes with so many colours.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

What a gorgeous colour that chestnut is. Most browns are harsh but this is lovely. Must get some!
Your use of embossing is amazing on this stunning card.
Thanks for sharing.

Sandy

CraftyJo said...

Lovely - that is such a beautiful die set - and one that I have too ;)

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful, card, gorgeous design, Kate x

lynda said...

Lovely card very elegant the new chestnut card stock is beautiful and it looks so rich on today's card with the white dies are great .Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous card and card stock. Must get some. Have just watched Sam and love her dies too. More money to go. xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stylish and elegant, I must get santa to bring me the rectangle dies.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jennifer Swandells said...

This is a beautiful card today Sue, although I must admit I really don't like brown but I do like the blush. lol I also love the die that you have used, it is so delicate and intricate. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

"What no bow". The card today is stunning Sue. I know the dies speak for themselves and make a beautiful effect and I know a lot of people would'nt agree, but I do love your beautiful bow cards. The chestnut card is yet another item that is going on my ever growing shopping list. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

I think I am going to have to get these rectangular dies as the are fabulous. Love the colour combination and the card is gorgeous.

Diana

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue Stunning card and I love the brown it is very rich and it would also work well with peach.The blush does not come up well in the photo,it looks cream,but that would work too.Thanks for the inspiration.
Smiles
Ita

Jill Liddle said...

Very nice card. The colours are stunning

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today and the colours are great. Hugs Sonia x

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Love this colour, looks like chocolate, want to eat it!!!! hahaha x

Lindsay Martin said...

gorgeous card today Sue, love the chestnut card, think some might just be finding its way into my stash;-) xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love the rich colour. Hugs, Carol S.xx

susan ward said...

what a beautiful card as always love it xx

magpie said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Although I haven't got the Resplendant Rectangles, I would be constantly using them if I had! It's very elegant. I love the chestnut card and yes, it looks stunning with the blush card. The chestnut colour reminds me of a chocolate burboun biscuit....yummy! xx Love Karen xx

Sandybee said...

I love this one Sue. Brown is a colour we don't see often enough but it looks beautiful with the blush card.

xx Sandra

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. An amazing colour combination that works so well together. Lovely card. Xx

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colors.

jeffrey bubbles said...

I am a big fan of this set of dies it comes out sooooo often. Love the chestnut card also. Although simple the card is great xxxx Kathy xxx

Helen Barker said...

Really like the new colour looks very rich.Stunning card.
Helen Bx

Mac Mable said...

Love the new colour of card, very smart and also goes really well with the pink x

SusanP, Kent said...

This is a very sophisticated card. Love the chestnut and blush together! The dies are versatile, but I did get confused when I compared my own set of Resplendent Rectangles. Yours are much more 'Radiant' than mine :)
Sue

Susan White said...

Lovely new colour - really makes the dies pop!

Thanks, Susan

Chris Curry said...

Love the new colour Sue and this card with this message is beautiful. If you sent this to a friend they would surely know how important the friendship is with the time taken to make such a fantastic card.

Jax said...

Lovely colours,beautiful card. Jackie. x

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination.

Clare x

Karen said...

Only one word for it - stunning
Luv
Karen xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I like this card but cannot make out the colour blush on my screen its a fairly bright white but its still a fab card.
X Ros

Joanne K said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and just love the new colour card. I shall have to look out for that. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card, and the chestnut card is super, it's now on my shopping list.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card for a special friend. Warm browns always look so nice and it blends so well with the blush. Love from Jackie D

Brenda Hanlon said...

Wow!! What a great colour, think this is a must have. Fab card Sue.

nikkib said...

absolutely stunning, love the card colour combo and the style and design, gorgeous... x

Anonymous said...

Love the layout of this card, beautiful

mol x

Dawn Louise said...

Now this is fabulous, love the colour combo, just chilling after having a terrible day catching up with things I love and this hit the spot x

minx said...

Hi Sue I love the colour such a lovely brown another beautiful card so elegant x

Sandy H said...

Another gorgeous card.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love the new chestnut card stock , so many other colours will compliment with it! Resplendent rectangles make a beautiful centre piece an altogether fab card. Thanks
Hugs
Jean D

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue! It's got a lovely elegant feel to it and just looks lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A FANTASTIC DIE.S0 ELEGANT AND LOADS OF INTEREST.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful design love these dies

Vie
x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Very different card today Sue, cannot see the blush but think it will be lovely with Chestnut.

Busy watching Aberdeen CDs. Reliving it all.

Thanks again for a fabulous time

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue
Sorry to post this late.
I really like this blush and chestnut card, where do we go to get hold of the chestnut card? Will you be bringing it with the neutrals card stock pack you bring to c&c?
This is such an intricate looking card, what a gorgeous die set this is making a gorgeous card all layered up.
The PVA glue pearls are a great embellishment and I like to put these around my cards too, they seem to finish the card off somehow. I don't have the choco brown PVA cosmic shimmer as I don't use brown card very often. I might just have to experiment with my colours more often as this is a lovely colour combo.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, have to imagine the colours as it looks black and white on my phone. I do like pink an brown tones together they just set each other off. You have layered the card so well and v.neat. I must get these dies they are so elegant. Sorry this post is late.
Kayleigh B

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, this is a wonderful card, the brown and cream works so well and the dies are just fab!

Craftihappiness to you, love from
Pearl

Diane Mortimer said...

I really like how these dies sit together
Diane from Glasgow