Saturday, 10 August 2013

Speedy Recovery

Hi crafters!  Still going through folders to find cards that I have missed and I came across this one from the Die D-Lite shows from February.  It's a rather pretty one so I think it deserves its day on the blog!  I started by stamping a swirl all over the background edge and then heat embossing with white powder.  I love the look you get, it adds interest, but doesn't take your focus away from the main element of your card.  I used the decorative window Die D-Lite and cut it out in white card.  I stamped the stained glass from Heartfelt Creations in black on white card.  Next I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, peeled the backing paper off and micro beaded it for texture.  Now this stamp was not designed to fit this window, so I had to do a bit of trimming to get it to fit, but I think it looks great in it.  I mounted my window with foam mounting pieces.  I made two roses to sit at the corner of the window with some white tulle and a couple of swirly pieces that were parts of other die cuts that I nipped off.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Ornamnetal Tag Three, but I nipped off the decorative part to use around my roses and just used the sign part.  I inked it lightly with Black Soot while still in the die.  I used the die to trace around to make a faux mat for it in black too.  I mounted my sentiment above my window then added  a black mat around my entire background.  I finished the card with a double white pierced mat.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x




142 comments:

Pam said...

This is such a lovely card and so easily adaptable with the sentiment for many occasions

Lacelady said...

Pretty card, would also make a good sympathy card. Love the sheen on the background too (great pic). When are we going to see you back on C&C, it seems ages since you were last on.

englishrose897 said...

What a great card. Like the other comments you could easily adapt it for other occasions. Have a great weekend.

Rachel Taylor said...

Love this card . I love it when you do white ones .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card I love it, hugs, Vick xxx
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Debs A said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card i love hiw you have done tge stainglass. It will make a wonderful sympathy card as well as a wedding card. Hope to see you back on c&c soon. Take care xx

Debs A

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, love the window effect with the micro beads xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
a very serene card to suit a lot of occasions thank you take care Kitty

Elaine said...

Besutiful card definately deserves its day on the blog x

Lisa said...

Hi Sue
Really clever card - the window is really good. Love the background as it's pretty but subtle.
Lisa x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card love this die it can be any theme weddings birthdays christening etc thank you for sharing this one with us Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A wonderful get well soon card very crisp! Take Care love Michelle S xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a heavenly gift today.No one cannot love the colour scheme - black/white so classic and beautiful and the format so simple but says so much.
A very versitile card for so many joyful occasions and for those very difficult occasions we all need to mark at some stage.
Janet x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, suitable for many church related events. Loving the micro beaded window.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - this one is lovely - it definitely has a sympathy feel about it to me. Hope you are having a nice time - they say another heat wave is on the way here mid to end next week - ughhh. Weather forecast said last night parts of Iberia will be 40C plus this weekend - hope we dont get it that hot!!!!!!!!!!
Rgs
Clare W

Heather Rogers said...

Great card love the window and the background very nice indeed Sue.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

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carol edwards said...

Hi SUe this is very pretty, love the flourish at back of the window, and the micro beads.x

Nanny Jo said...

A Beautiful card, Sue...I love the embossed detail. Jo xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card it would be suitable for many different occasions. I must get that stamp it looks so nice with the micro beads behind the window.
Hugs x
Heather T

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow what a beautiful card, at first thought it was a wedding card till I ready the sentiment. Love the white. Sun today. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

christineb said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card,this would make a great wedding /christening card. Have a great day everyone..x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card suitable for a Wedding/Sympathy any occasion really like white cards so elegant.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a beutiful card, well deserving its outing! Some time ago I used the window and flowers for a wedding card in black and white (instead of white and black) and it looked fantastic.
Have a great weekend
Hugs, Rose

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous, I love it, it can equally be used for a Wedding, Sympathy, etc. etc. I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hellma said...

Very stylish card, i love it.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card as someone
said it reads sympathy to me that was
my first thought but it could be wedding
in other colours.
Nancyd xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Due, a lovely card and as many have already said a great sympathy card! Love Jean xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Sorry that should be morning Sue not Due!

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Beautiful elegant card. The simplicity of white with a touch of black, stunning. X

nuttinanni said...

just beautiful, great for weddings or sympathy. Cherylx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card, would suit any occasion
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a really beautiful card. I completely love this one. It is just beautiful. Have a good weekend.
YvonneMayxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card but I don't like this particular sentiment on this design As someone has already said It would make a perfect Sympathy card & if I was ill the "church like design" would be too reminicsent of what's to come I want a Get Well card that's bright & cheery Sorry Sue but that's how I feel today

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you, I have been wondering what to do for a wedding card, and this is just what I need! Love the white embossing on white card.
Gail C x

Wilma Brown said...

Love the window very inventive and of course the whole card is just a Sue special. How did you overlook this one, better late than never.

Wilma x x x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Glad we got to see this card, its beautiful, why didn't I buy this window die I'll never know, I'll have a to have a search for it, love the swirls on the background very effective.
Hope you are having a great time but look forward to seeing on our screens soon.
Lydia
X

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,i agree it would make a lovely wedding card with different colour at the back of the window.
Marion H

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, pretty card today. This would make a great wedding/anniversary card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Glad you didn't hide this away any longer, Sue, a brilliant card. White-on-white embossing, micro beaded window, flower - all of it! As lots have said, change the sentiment and it's suitable for so many occasions.

'P' in Wales

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love it. The microbead window is gorgeous, it works so well. I think this one is so versitile, again, you are so clever, but I do agree with karenlotty. It doesn't make me think "Get well". Just about any other sentiment works though. (I think this is the first time after 18 months of daily viewing that I have ever not agreed 100% with anything you have blogged! I think that tells us all how fantastic you are at hitting the right note:)) Take care

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, very elegant. Pat x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful crisp card that will cover a whole range of occasions wedding, anniversary even sympathy. (I hesitated to put sympathy didn't want to be a misery, but when I looked at other comments I see that Patricia Howarth thought the same) I love this card
and black can also be changed for a whole host of colours.
Margaret corgi owner
P.S. I have just tried stamping the window on rainbow paper and it looks fabulous just like stained glass.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I didn't buy this Die, but I should have !
I think we all need this for Sympathy cards and Weddings, both are everyday events when you make cards!
Love the simplicity of this card Sue!
Love Marg

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. I also agree that it is suitable for a number of occasions including sympathy. We are always trying to think of cards for such a sad occasion and this would suit perfectly.

Jean Z said...

Beautiful card Sue so pretty love Jean Z xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooooo gorgeous Sue. Love the soft colors and as usual everything is just sooo perfect.

Jan.moogie said...

Weddings come to mind at first when I saw this card and then funerals. Either way I love it.x

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue, though I would have it as a wedding card.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Such an elegant card - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Victoria said...

What a beautiful and graceful card - suitable for weddings and other occasions. The white looks so crisp and clean.

Cornish Emma said...

Beautiful card and design, I can see being useful for many occasions. Emma

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, So glad that you aired this one, it deserves to be seen. Clean and crisp, this card is gorgeous. The background embossing is amazing, the pic is sooo good.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is a really stunning card, love it. Suitable for so many occasions. Bx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, could be used for several occasions

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card. I think with the black it could easily be made for a funeral. I have thus window and haven't used it yet. I must try it out. Xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a beautiful card. Suitable for Christening and Sympathy.
Love Val x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card that could be adapted for several different uses.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a very pretty card. I actually have these dies so I will have a go at this design it is very versatile. Have a good weekend. Love Jackie

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue X
Have a nice weekend happy crafting

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,
I too just love this card - it's so versatile and can be used for so many different occassions. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card that so easily be made for different situations. I do like the swirl embossed background. It adds lovely texture and takes away the plain look, but with being self coloured it is not gairish. A very useful card indeed to day and beautiful into the bargain, thanks Sue.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, design can be used for so many occasions with a change of colours. Love the embossed background. Have you are having a great time and we will see you soon, take care, Jess xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Amazing - I love it
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

nattyboots said...

Well what a beauty, i think its lovely

Elaine H X

rachel said...

this is stunning - been looking for a bit of inspiration with this die - love it xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

A really lovely card, and as its been said, so very versatile.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue and what a wonderful card. I love the way you have incorporated the stamp with the window. Have a good weekend, best wishes Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card it's just beautiful.
Beverley W

hollyberry said...

Lovely card that is useful for so many different occasions.

cats said...

Morning! I can just echo what everyone else has said. It is a beautiful card !....Christine xx

jessie said...

HELLO SUE SUCH A PRETTY CARD.QUITE
EASY ON THE EYE BUT STILL BEAUTIFUL.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love it - could be used for many occasions - love the beaded background
Hugs
Carol x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning and could be adapted for sympathy, christening, communion etc..beautiful, Carole Z X

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
i love white cards so clean n fresh looking real good for a sympathy card have a good weekend .hugs sarah xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue and such a lovely sentiment xx hazel

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a beautiful card, the white embossing on white card always looks so stunning. x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it all. This would make a nice wedding card too with the window possibly being other than Black, maybe Silver or Gold.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Cee Bee said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Definitely one for anniversary or weddings.
A very subtle card I think
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, yet another beautiful card. I'm sure if I was unwell and received this I would feel better immediately. The die is extremely versatile and stamping a 'view' behind the window rather than stained glass changes the perspective yet again. I love it.
Frances

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card but I don't know if the sentiment is right! As it is a church style window, is it a threat, that if you do not recover, you will be attending your own funeral?!! Just a thought! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, love this card. I love the way white cards look so crisp and clean.
Crafty Hugs Carol

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a stunning card this morning....I love it to bits.

Love Sheila xx

Joanne2403 said...

Beautiful.......

SusanP, Kent said...

Sweet and simple. Beautifully composed (in both senses of the word). Lovely.
Sue

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I think change the sentiment and it would be suitable for a confirmation or wedding card.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I too thought it would make a lovely sympathy card as it's so peaceful and elegant. White cards just have class! xx

snowqueen62 said...

Another lovely white & black card, can be used for many occasions. Loving the stained glass look too.
Hugs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I think it would make a lovely wedding card

mol x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the window die.

Clare x

Gail said...

Gorgeous card yet again and a luvly way to use the window stamp xx GailT xx

minx said...

Hi Sue this is a beautiful card love the way you have done the background with the swirls and white embossing so delicate, and the way you have created the background of the window with the microbeads. the D-Lites are just wonderful to use I really like the window so versatile x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, white on white is beautiful and would make a lovely wedding card
Best wishes, Pat

Jennifer Swandells said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, it could also be used for a sympathy card. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Janice Wallace said...

Very calm and serene. Says sympathy card to me, but with a little colour could be wedding, christening or anniversary too.

Janice W

salem said...


beautifull

TOB said...

Beautiful card. hugs x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card, very versatile to suit many different occasions.
Alison B. x

Susan White said...

Black and white is always so classy - would be great for many occasions.

Thanks, Susan

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card, so regal and fresh, really love this one.
Love Jan x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card for many occasions, have a great weekend
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Lesley Sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely serene card that would be suitable for many church occasions, but I like many others don't see it as a get well card, sorry but I think get well cards should be bright and cheerful!! Love Lesley xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

gwen70 said...

So simple really pretty card, you could use it for so many different occasions

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue love today's card,the stamping on the background gives a lovely soft finish,and could be used for other occasions.
Smiles
Ita

magpie said...

Oh, this is so beautiful. You only see the top bit of the card when you log on so you can imagine what a "wow" factor it is when you scroll down! Love how you do the backgrounds especially with the white embossing powder. Just stunning! xx Love Karen xx

CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for all the close-ups - they really help :)

Dawn Louise said...

Gorgeous card, elegant x

Laura O said...

nice card Sue ,could do for a lot of occasions.Laura O

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card that could be used for wedding, sympathy. or christening.

jeffrey bubbles said...

This has come at just the right time as I have just been asked to make a wedding card. Love this very much Sue. Kathy XXXXX

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love white on white.
Love the window die.
Love Marion X

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful Sue, would look lovely as a confirmation or wedding card, wow.... xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sue, I have this window die so will be using your expertise to make a Christmas Card on similar lines.
ValCxx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Such a gorgeous, elegant card. It would be so useful for many occasions and well worth a try. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, LOVE this card, It would be suitable for wedding, christening, communion and sympathy cards a truly versatile design. Love the microbeads on the window it really gives a frosted look.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful designs, You really are the best.
Have a great weekend, love Brenda Lel xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Sue, the design lends itself to so many different occasions. Wonderful dies, Kate x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. This card is pretty, but, as others have said.. it's also highly adaptable.
Take care now, love Jackie C XXX

lynda said...

Stunning card love the stamp behind the die so effective could be used for many occasions . Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card - just love it! I was looking for inspiration for using this window die so your timing is perfect!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is stunning! xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card. The stamp goes beautifully with the die. My first thought was christening card before I saw the sentiment but it could be for anything churchy! Thank you for sharing.

Sandy

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

We have been away for a short break to Yorkshire to see some friends. It would have been rude to ask if I could use their computer every day to see the card you had made, so I have indulged myself most of the afternoon on your sight. I have to say, to you lovely people up there in Staveley, how pretty is Yorkshire.

When got home I fired up my computer to find everyday but one you made my kind of card, they had bows ,beads & flowers... how Beautiful.I look forward to next week and all your lovely creations.

Kind regards

Tina X

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue.
A lovely elegant card. x

Suebak said...

Stunning - enough said!
Susan x

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Another stunning card that could be used for many occasions
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Another gorgeous card, love the white as well.
hugs
CraftyJacq
xxx

Natasha said...

Love the black and white sweetie and the embossed background is gorgeous. Another beautiful card Sue. TFS. Hugs xNx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely card suitable for so many occasions would look so different using other colours too ! Love it in black and White aswell .thanks
Hugs
Jean D

Vie Carter said...

Would make a good wedding, Christmas or confirmation card, but I don't think get well sentiment fits this card, however it is a lovely card, and I would love to receive it for say Christmas

Vie
x

weefortune said...

Stunning. Elaine x

Janice K said...

Stunning, classy and very elegant-love it! x

Sonia Jones said...

What a stunning card. I love white cards hugs Sonia x

Karen said...

Beautiful card. could be used for many different occasions.
Luv
Karen xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today. I've missed the last few days so will have to catch up in the morning.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THINK THE EMBOSSING LOOKS GREAT. LOVE THE SPARKLE ROSES TOO
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Joan Donaldson said...

Beautiful card Sue, I'm ashamed to say that I got that D Lite when it was the pick of the week and I still haven't used it.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card that could be sent on many occasions. White on white is so effective.

Diana

Meg said...

Much better as a sympathy card.
It is really lovely and understated.

Margaret O
xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue sorry for late post have been away to Edinburgh Tatoo----
like your cards it was FABULOUS. If you are up next year, try and time your visit to coincide, well worth a visit.

This is card is simple and serene and could be used for wedding or even sympathy card.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
Another very late comment sorry.

I really like the swirly embossing powdered background, it adds a nice texture and interest to what would have been a blank space otherwise.
I love the stain glass stamp that you microbeaded it's beautiful, even though you had to trim it you'd never know it wasn't made for this die.
The flowers are beautiful.
I think this could make a lovely wedding card too, or christening....so many occasions.
How do you get your piercing so neat? I have a piercing ruler and tool but end up with bits coming back up when I pull the tool out its very disappointing for me. I will email you to ask incase you don't get this post.

Best wishes and thank you for this beautiful card and all your hard crafting and work you put into your blog,
From Katie-Louise sweetlove

Diane Mortimer said...

Very elegant indeed, would be a lovely wedding card too.
Diane from Glasgow