Monday, 12 August 2013

Thinking Of You Makes Me Smile

                                                                  Morning all!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  Today's card is an easy simple design showcasing the Justrite stamps and dies.  I started by embossing a piece of white card with the Large Vintage Girl embossing folder by Couture Creations.  It is difficult to see in the first pic, but you can catch it in the close up pics.  It has a natural oval in the centre that I have added flatback pearls to in order to accentuate it.  I have also added pearls to the ends of the swirls, although they do look a bit random in this pic.  I stamped the Vintage Winged Labels three stamp (by Justrite) in black archival on blush card and cut it out with the matching dies to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment on white card but added a touch of Spun Sugar around the edges.  I mounted my frame over it with mounting foam pieces.  I added it to the centre of my embossed background, allowing the edges of the pearled oval embossing to peek out.  I used the Wonderful Wings die set to cut a couple of butterflies for my card.  One out of blush card and one out of black glitter card.  I adhered them in opposite corners and added some small pearls to their bodies as accents. I used a thin black mat on each section and  I matted my centre focal piece on blush card that I scored around the edges several times.  Finally I finished the card by adding a double white pierced mat. Definitely more of a girlie type card!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x









137 comments:

Pam said...

This is a very elegant card, just lovely.

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, very classy. xxxx

tracy w said...

hi sue
love this card very classy will have to do one thank you tracy w x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is a beautiful, elegant card, love the colour combination too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
realy elegant card love pink with a touch of black thank you take care Kitty

Heather Rogers said...

I had a fabulous weekend thank you Sue! My eldest son got married and my youngest son flew in from LA on Saturday for the wedding yesterday and flies back again today! Not much crafting done. LOL!

Today's card is simply beautiful Sue. Such a soft pretty colour. I really like the embossing folder you have used.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card - very elegant.
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the Labels 3 stamp and the colour combo. Lovely.
Rgs
Clare W

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, love the embossing folder used and of course everything about this card is gorgeous. These stamps are a must have.

Wilma x x x

Cee Bee said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card, love the simplicity of it.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a elegant card its beautiful i love the sentiment. Love the colour it makes a change to have pink and blsck in stead of black and white. Tske care Sue xxxx

Debs A

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely simple card! Love the blush with the black.
Gail C x

nuttinanni said...

a very elegant classic card. My sister will adore it. Cheryl xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, elegant and simple. Bx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
I hope you had a good weekend to.
Love the elegance and simplicity of this card, the colour combo is fab.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card. So elegant. I tend to shy away from black, but here the stamps are shown off t best effect.
Best wishes
Anne O

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous elegant card Sue, lovely embossing and butterflies, Kate x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very soft/gentle and beautiful gift for a Monday morning.
Definitely girlie girlie but more than pretty!! The colours are truly gentle and delicate and the format may be easy to do but certainly stands out.
It's back to C.cards for me today having made 30 still need many more so C.cards here I come after my second cup of coffee of course.
Janet x

Hellma said...

Love it Sue, love how you have taken the last photo.

Maryann Laursen said...

Very beautiful card here again Sue. So bright and light and so beautiful as always hun.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card thus morning. Looks very simple and elegant. The colours are so pretty together. Love it. Have a great day. Xx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a beautiful card, always love a butterfly on a card xx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great card this morning

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous girly card, fantastic embossing folder!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a beautiful card so simple but lovely! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Lovely, lovely, card, loving the colours, the blush certainly makes this card pop, loving the embossing folder.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue a beautiful card today simple and elegant. Have a good week. Love Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Simply beautiful!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Jones said...

What a lovely simple but elegant card. Very nice, hugs Sonia

kimberley said...

Very plain and simple card but it looks very effective,take care,x.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful, elegant card, anyone would be delighted to receive.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, as everyone has said
a beautiful and elegant card just love the blush
colour very soft but efective.
Nancyd xx

karenlotty said...

So effective I love the simplicity of it Not too fussy Gorgeous Happy Monday everyone

Laura O said...

another fab large embossing folder .Laura O

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful, elegant card. The touch of black works so well. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Another very stylish card Sue which anyone would be pleased to receive. Love it.
YvonneMayxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Broadband out here in the sicks is rather slow, I love the anticipation of waiting for your daily creation to pop onto the screen. Never, ever disappointed and today is no exception.
A wonderful creation, beautifully put together. I love the embossing folder you have used, and the soft delicate colours.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love it - so elegant and stylish and doesn't appear to difficult to achieve.
Beverley W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
It may be simple but its very elegant.
Have a great day! x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again, Sue, gentle colourway. Not often that you use 'add-ons', but the butterflies really pretty and do like the scoring on the pink mat, gives a different take.

'P' in Wales

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely - less is definitely more.
Love the colours.
Hugs, Rose

Brenda Hanlon said...

Lovely card, really like the embossing folder.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today. Lovely clean n crisp.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Simply beautiful! Another lovely card.
Hugs Sue x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card and the background is great. I like that embossing folder. I think it looks super with the stamping
Audrey x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
A beautiful and elegant card and one that just says class! The embossing and the stamping are lovely and the pearls are just so right.
Margaret corgi owner

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had a good weekend too? I was glued to the world championship athletics. No crafting done at all.
This card is brilliant in its simplicity, just my cup of tea, love it.
Lydia
X

Maggie said...

This card is very lovely with a simple elegance that let's that lovely stamp say it all. Wonderful as always. xx

Victoria said...

Your cards always make me smile, and this one is no exception. What a lovely card to start the week.

Ann said...




Hi Sue


Very pretty card love it this design is suitable for so many occasions. The blush card is such a delicate colour very elegant.

Hope you had a good weekend

Hugs Annx without an "e"

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I hope you had a good weekend too. This card is exquisite, love the butterflies, the pink and black really pop. The embossing folder Is unusual, I really like it.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Floss said...

Hi Sue, A very fresh and pretty card.x

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, great embossing folder, think the pearls at the end of the swirls have to been seen in real life to really get the benefit of those... loving it as always though xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Lovely card, and I really like the stamped Topper with Sentiment...I have just ordered the Wonderful Wings at a reduced price..difficult to track those down!
Nice clean images Sue!
LoveMarg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Elegant and love the butterflies

Lacelady said...

The stamps and dies are a marriage made in heaven - I just wish I could afford them all!

Joanne Page said...

What a lovely card Sue. Have a good Monday x x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, hope your week-end was good as well the card today is certainly girly, just love it, and the embossing folder. Take care, Jess xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous simple card, so beautiful

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful. Fresh and clean lines, could be used for many occasions.
love Jan x x

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful and elegant card,Love the soft colours.
Love Marion x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely clean card. Colours are beautifully matched. X

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a pretty card with lovely little butterflies.
Love Val x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X. Girly card happy crafting

nattyboots said...

Delightful ! especially like the butterfly.

Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning elegant card - we are always thinking of you and of what the next creation is going to be
Hugs
Carol x

weefortune said...

Beautiful card today Sue, hope you has a good weekend too. Elaine xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Very pretty Sue.
I do like simple designs.
Love Jackie C XXX

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A simple, but such an elegant card. The colour combination is pretty and fresh too. The blush card it's very soft and subtle.

Kind regards

Tina X

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card to start the week with. I love the combination of white, pink and black as it is striking just the right balance for me. I think today i will have a go at this one as my daughter wants a card for her mentor at the hospital as a leaving/thank you card. I was thinking of making a butterfly card last night, so i think you must have read my mind.
Have a great day and see you tomorrow.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, love this card, very classy and elegant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today - simple and elegant. Beautiful!

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Had a great weekend, thank you.
Haven't seen so many butterflies on your cards lately. They look so pretty. Love the embossing folder too. A really beautiful, delicate and subtle card.
Sue

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such an elegant card this morning with a lovely sentiment and I adore butterflies.

Love Sheila xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

We had a very relaxing weekend as well - we did absolutely nothing! LOL! I just love today's card - it's so clean and elegant and whilst I don't "do" pink very much I have to admit that this looks terrific. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A

Annie said...

Very beautiful, Sue. Elegant and clear, it's very striking. Love it.
Hugs Annie

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, very elegant card today.
X Ros

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue,a beautiful yet simple card. x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I think some call this type of card Clean and Simple but we all know it is anything but!!....however I really like the elegant look of this card, love from Jackie D

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Love this one, lots going on but looks understated, fab, thanks x

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely simply yet stylish card.
Erica x

Helen Barker said...

This is my kind of card,very elegant.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today, like the pink and black combo.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, do like the matching stamps and dies and of course the butterflies
Best wishes, Pat

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A beautiful card - like the colour combination - and yes it's a girly card but I love it.

Diana

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. White & black with a hint of pink and those gorgeous butterflies. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, A really beautiful card Love the colours you have used and balance is just right.
Have a good day love Brenda Lel xxx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the butterflies.

Clare x

Joanne2403 said...

Very pretty card, delicate and fresh looking, love it, tfs

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
well a very simple card but soooo classy i like it .. hugs sarah xxx

hollyberry said...

This card is beautiful and so elegant-just have to love it!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Very chic and elegant. Love the embossed detail.

Sandy

CraftyJo said...

Simply wonderful Sue, and your 'random pearls' are perfectly placed when seen in detail ;)

minx said...

good morning Sue,
such an elegant card so clean,love these colours together. thank you for the inspiration Sue xx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue what a lovely card,very clean and simple and suitable for any occassion. I haven't seen this embossing folder before so must look out for it. Love Lesley x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue Lovely card love the butterfly's and the elegant look love Jean Z xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

This is a very pretty, classy card Sue. xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue lovely card ,I love that blush card,and the design is fantastic,love the way you scored the card as well as piercing ,those butterfly's are so cute.It is a card that could be used for a few different occasions.A big thank you for the inspiration you give me every day.
Smiles
Ita

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another lovely card, like the score lines on background card

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

loftylass said...

Beautiful Sue - love the colour combo.... one I know I will be making. tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Simple and elegant.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card, Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A stunningly beautiful card.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card....just my cup of tea!!! Love Sam xxx

Sandybee said...

A very elegant card

xx Sandra

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice card today.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Susan White said...

Really great card today - I can see me using this design over and over! Now just need to get the stamp set and dies!

Thanks, Susan

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, this is very crisp and classy. Love it.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful, elegant card. x

Ruthie said...

Seeing your cards makes me smile, thankyou

Paper Junkie said...

I love the simplicity of this card Sue - Pure class! X

greendragon said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the stamps to go with the frames.

Gail said...

Very unusual card and luv the techniques xx GailT xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue so simple and elegant love it xx hazel

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love this card,simply elegant. Have a great week. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful feminine card today with a lovely soft colour scheme. Thanks.
Hugs
Jean D

lynda said...

Sue a very pretty card elegant & beautiful i just love it .Hugs Lynda Brock xx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue.
A very pretty delicate card, love it.
Xx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning x

Mac Mable said...

This is a really pretty card and love the colours you have used x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic classic card. The embossing folder gives a stunning background.
Alison B. x

Anonymous said...

Very elegant

mol x

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, simple but oh so effective. Really lovely card. Kind regards Joanne K x

nannapat said...

Clean and simple and beautiful too. Pat x

magpie said...

Such a lovely, pretty. elegant card. Love the soft blush card with the white. The pearls added along with the black card do make it stand out. The stamp is beautiful which along with the sentiment would make anybody feel ten feet tall! You make everyone smile Sue! Have a great week! xx Love Karen xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely CAS - and elegant card, love the colours, Carole Z X

Marianna Hammer said...

I haven't visited much on your blog this month, computer problems, but oh what wonderful cards you have had on these two weeks. I just love them all. So inspired and inspirational :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is so pretty really like the colour combo and the embossing folder is gorgeous. I like the way you have scored around the edge, just frames the card beautifully. I must try this.
Kayleigh B xxx

Sandy H said...

Simply lovely.

Maryann Laursen said...

This is sooo beautiful and I love the butterflies on it. All is sooo elegant and stylish.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SUCH A DELICATE CARD. SMASHING EMBOSSING
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Vie Carter said...

Such a beautiful elegant card, and the butterfly's set it off perfectly

Vie
x

Dawn Louise said...

Superb classy and fabulous x

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
Sorry this is another late post.
I really like this card Sue. The card has so much to look at though it seems simple at first glance, the more you look the more you see! Great!
I really love butterflies so this is a winner for me.

It's a shame the embossing folder doesn't show up well in the main image as it looks nice from the close ups, it's so difficult to photograph a card to get everything to show up well I've found. Your close ups do the trick though.

The pearls looks lovely around in oval aperture style around the sentiment.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Pearl said...

I love this card, so clean and fresh and the butterflies are fab.

Craftihappiness to you Sue, love from Pearl

Diane Mortimer said...

All the little pieces really pull it together
Diane from Glasgow