Thursday, 29 August 2013

Thinking Of You Makes Me Smile

 Hi bloggers!  A pretty framed card for today's offering.  I find myself picking up this Graphic 45 background paper far to often as I just love the vintage feel to the pattern.  I used a small strip of it for the bottom panel on this card and put it with our coconut white and mauve (their name, not mine, I think it looks more lavender) card.  I embossed the white background with my decorative panel attached with my Tapestry embossing folder.  I cut a mauve border to the decorative panel using the  Bracket Border die set, another of my favourite go-to sets.  I added a thin white strip across the top as an extra element, then tied a messy bow out of white seam binding.  One of the frosted lavender Dazzlers matched perfectly so I seated it in the centre of my bow.  For my focal element, I used the Decorative Labels One die set and cut two frames using  the two largest dies and then another two frames using the next size smaller in the die set.  I glued the two largest frames together offsetting them and did the same with the other two frames.  I stamped my sentiment on to white card using a Black Archival ink pad.  I used one of the stamps from the Celebrations Labels One from Justrite set to add some interest around my sentiment.  I stamped it with a clear perfect medium pad and white embossed it.   I added some foam mounting pieces to the backs of both frame sets and then offset them over the sentiment and trimmed the excess card away from my sentiment piece.  I loved the pretty way these dies frame my sentiment using the two different sized frame pairings.  I added some flat back pearls to my frames and the corners and finished with my double white pierced matting layers.  A nice way of letting someone know they are in your thoughts!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








135 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card, the framework is gorgeous and the colours are very pretty.

Lacelady said...

Oooh, my second fav colour combo (after blue and white) This is really pretty, I love the strips below to set it off, and best of all, you have used dies I already have!

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card. I love the frame and the paper is right up my street. Great colours.
Lisa x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card again, loving the backing papers as I love the vintage look.

Good use of dies too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautful card and
the 'Mauve' paper is gorgeous love the design.
Nancyd xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
lovely card thank you.
take care Kitty

Maria I said...

Another great card Sue and like the use of the dies xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card again I love the colour combo the die looks great to must get his one thank ou Tracy w x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
A stunning card, the papers are gorgeous love the border die they are dies I have also so I shall try
this one
Hugs
Carol xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful crd here again Sue. Love the vintage feel to it and the gorgeous papers, you´ve used. And as always you have just put the right diecuts together, this is soooo awesome work hun.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and love the colour combo. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, love the dies that make the frame and the colour combination is gorgeous. Another triumph
Hugs n stuff
Carol V

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card I love the colours and the layout. I don't have this paper but I have an Anna Griffin paper that is very similar so I'll use that.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the G45 paper it goes so well with the lavender card, great framing of the sentiment too.
Donna Jones

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this !! I love the colours, my faves, and I also love that you can use up parts of card that you over from other projects. Gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is fabulous I love everything about it you are very talented. Have a good day. Love Jackie

nuttinanni said...

so pretty I just love lilac and white. Cherylx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful victorian feel for today's gift.
I too would call it lavender and not mauve.The vintage paper is so gentle and matches the upper colour beautifully. The format also reminds me of a victorian parlour but not nearly as crowded as a parlour would have been.
I would love to receive a card like this. I have to make a sympathy card today so thank you for starting my day off with a beautiful and gentle gift.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - oh sooo pretty - it's another must try!
Rgs
Clare W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This is really pretty. I love the colours - think I would call it lavender too. It is always a lovely combination. The paper is gorgeous and reminds me of wallpaper. I also like the sentiment, it would cheer up the recipient when they read it. Thanks Sue for all your inspiration.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and dies, Kate X

Jan.moogie said...

That framework is stunning Sue just like this card. xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I really love the colours of this card, the backing paper is gorgeous, just enough to give interest without taking anything away from the dies! Love it! Love Jean xxx

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, this is gorgeous! I love the colours and the vintage style, hugs Carole Z X

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such an adorable card and love the colour combination. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the colours and the paper is lovely too xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, loving the papers and the colours. I love mauve reminds me of vintage , always think lavender a little lighter colour, but love them all.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue.

Lovely feminine card. Love the background papers. X

Bosquie said...

Beautiful beautiful card. This has to be my all time favourite. Xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card, I can see why you love that paper. Bx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card in gorgeous colours, lilac rather than mauve in my mind! I can see why you love that backing paper...beautiful. Take care.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This card reminds me so much of my Mother, she loved lavender and I know the backing paper would be exactly what she would have liked. My grand-daughter has already told me that God has Skype up in heaven so perhaps he can see your blog and show it to my Mum !!!!

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Anne Crawford said...

Sweet and Pretty with a Victorian air!

Heather Rogers said...

Gorgeous Sue I love these colours together and it is such a pretty card.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card in every way, Sue, particularly like the G45 - looks like dolls house wallpaper, very pretty.

'P' in Wales

foxyg said...

Gorgeous. Love the colours.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I rather like today card. Love the paper you have used and the frame is very clever.
Gail C x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
This card looks really stunning, the colours work well together and that little bit of background paper at the bottom sets it all off.
Alison B. x

nattyboots said...

Very nice Sue
I love the colors and papers,

Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and such pretty colours

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a pretty card i love the colour that you have used. Take sue xx

Debs A

Floss said...

Hi Sue, I'm afraid mauve is not my colour but I love the design of the card so I'll just change the colour. x

karenlotty said...

Lovely that Graphic 45 paper/card is gorgeous & they're my kind of colours coz I'm not a pink kind of girl! It reminds me of my Gran's house which I have some very fond & happy memories

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, this card is gorgeous. I love the effect of off setting the labels dies as it creates the illusion of a completely different shape, fantastic!! Many thanks for the great inspiration.x

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is gorgious and my favourite colour lilac.love the centre part and the border.
Marion H

Wendy L said...

My fave colour, love it. xxxx

Maid of Kent said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colours.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love this card today !! It is so pretty. I love the colours you have used. I do not have mauve but I bought foundations cardstock last week in heather and it is a lovely shade. I still do not have the bracket borders yet but pay day is tommorrow !! But Julia is also on c+c tommorrow with new spellbinders so I have some difficult decisions to make !! I have the labels one dies and they are just great I use them a lot. I have never put two together and made frames yet though so I will be trying that one- thanks. I love how you put an extra strip of white over the mauve bracket border as it really adds a touch of elegance to the card and pulls it together . The bow and dazzler look great to. My Sue Wilson heart lattice embossing folder finally arrived yesterday !! I had been trying to get it since April !! It is gorgeous and I will be using it today. Take care Sue lots of love Tres x x x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, soooo pretty. Love how you have offset the frames and the backing paper is gorgeous, as others have said it reminds me of dolls house wallpaper. The colours are soft and gentle, I think lavender rather than mauve too lol. You are sooo talented, thank you for all your inspiration.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sueand everyone
fab card and fab colours. I have these dies so may just have to give this a try.
Have a good day. x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and my favourite colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again today, Thanks Sue..Mabex

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, today's card is lovely , the patterned paper is so pretty and goes so well with the lavender card stock love the dies you've used I too love the bracket Borders . Thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

kimberley said...

Lovely card once again Sue.Your inspiration knows no bounds,take care,x.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Attractive card this morning. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

snowqueen62 said...

My favourite colours! I love this card so pretty.
Hugs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love everything about this card - the colours, the dies and the beautiful background paper.
YvonneMayxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Truly Awesome Card as always,
I love the Grapic 45 Paper I believe it's from "The Secret Garden Collection" Your work is always stunning

Love from Sam Smithard x

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WHAT A LOVELY LOVLEY CARD THE MAUVE CARD MATCHES THE PAPER SO WELL.

hollyberry said...

The paper is beautiful and adds to what is a gorgeous vintage card.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, love the colours and the design.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I love graphic 45 papers and you have really used it so well. Those dies are great, love the border.
Audrey x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card just love it Love Jean Z xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours i've got a thing about purple at present a lot of my cards seem to be going down the purple route. xx hazel

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so pretty lovely colours Graphic 45 background paper is just stunning love the border.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

loftylass said...

Morning Sue.... This card is beautiful... love the colours which as you say match perfectly with the gorgeous paper.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. I'm so glad you do the 'close up' pics as a lot of the beautiful detail doesn't always show on the big picture and the beauty of your cards is always in the detail.
Beverley W

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and design, love all the layered frames. Emma

Christine Harrop said...

Clever way to use the Decorative Labels die giving it a pendant effect. You are always showing us ways to think out of the box Sue. Lovely card. Christine x

Christine Harrop said...

Clever way to use the Decorative Labels die giving it a pendant effect. You are always showing us ways to think out of the box Sue. Lovely card. Christine x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card ..hugs sarah ..xxxxx

Sandybee said...

Oh wow !!! I love this Sue, the colours are beautiful and I do like that paper, A great card

xx Sandra

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card, love the colours and the way you have offset the dies,
Best wishes, Pat

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another WOW! from me today. What a great combination - Sue Wilson and Graphic 45 - my two favourites on the same card! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the colours are just super together. The bracket dies just make the cards so elegant. Thank you for your great inspiration. Take care, Jess xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Beautiful card Sue, love everything about it.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue X love the colour.happy crafting

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Stunning. The bracket borders are next to buy from my very long list.
Love Val x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue. You've done it again. What a gorgeous card. The paper reminds me of some wallpaper that my mum used to have in her bedroom. She loved lilac and lavenders too. Hugs, Pauline A x

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card Sue - very pretty colours.

Marianna Hammer said...

Awwww what a lovely card. Love the colors

weefortune said...

What a Lovely Card Sue and Thinking of you makes me Smile. Have a grea Day Elaine x

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card love the colours.

SerenePolly said...

Just lovely Sue. I must remember to use border dies!

Christine
x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, such pretty paper and a lovely design, love from Jackie D

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. I love the colours, (my favourite) and the way you have used decorative labels one.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card Love the colours you have used and the Graphic 45 paper is beautiful.
Hope you're having a good day, Love Brenda Lel xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue another winner the color are lovely and I agree to me it is lilac,the paper is so pretty and that Die I need to buy.
Enjoy your hay.
Smiles
Ita

Jennifer Swandells said...

A very pretty card. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Joanne2403 said...

I agree that G45 paper is lovely and the way you have coordinated this card with it is just perfect. Love the card, the dies, colours and the way you have pulled it all together, tfs Sue :)

Vie Carter said...

Lovely colours, great use of the border die, which is one of my favs

The papers are lovely

Simply gorgeous

Vie
x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
and there was me thinking "which die did Sue use?". You are clever, wouldn't have thought of that at all.
Love the composition of the card and at some time shall try my hand at that but using RED.
Have a great day
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours (mauve or lavender, who knows????).

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a great card and the colours are lovely, I wouldn't call it mauve either it's more lavender. The paper at the bottom is lovely but I would have to use a background stamp as I don't buy backing papers as I'm not very good at matching colours and patterns!! Lol love Lesley x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another very pretty card, reminds me in a nice way of Grannies parlour.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Me again, are you going to be at Ali-Pali in September?

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Laura O said...

great card love the paper used and the way you used the die to make a frame is fab too.Laura O

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue,
Simply stunning card, so pleased you posted this card today as we only discussed the G45paper on email yesterday!
Difficult to actually how gorgeous the card really is on the DVD.
Thank you so much for sharing, and all those dry embossing...Precious my favourite as this is my birthstone too! I received the secret garden background today, cant wait to give it a try!
Have a great day!!

Hugs, Bim xx

yorkie said...

Hi sue
Another fantastic card.
I love the colours you have put together and the dies you have used
Take care
Theresa x

lynda said...

Very pretty card colours are beautiful love the papers and framework. thanks again Sue for all your inspirations.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Susan White said...

So pretty with the lavender and white combo - lovely sentiment too!

Thanks, Susan

Eemeli said...

Great way of using those dies Sue. Love the embossing and the colors are very beautiful.

Hugs,
Eemeli

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, soft and fresh. Love the Graphic 45 paper, the colours are so good.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, love the use of the frames!! A really beautiful card!! Love Sam xxxx

Crafty Nanna said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful, my favourite colours too

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour my fave

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, the colours are gorgeous, and the die work is so pretty.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card, love the colours and the dies, thanks for sharing...Beverley x

Carol S. said...

Nice card Sue. Pretty colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Susan Elwood said...

Very fresh looking.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card in one of my favourite colours.
Frances

Barbara said...

Very pretty card, lovely colours¬¬¬

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful colour palette!

TOB said...

Really pretty card, love the dies and the embossing. hugs x

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. A gorgeous card with super colours.

Alison Scott said...

love the colours in this one Sue. The lavender ia gorgeous.

magpie said...

Ooooo gosh! Very pretty card and in my favourite colours too! Love how the frames have been offset. The background paper is sooo pretty and along with the gorgeous border die and everything else, it makes the whole card mwah!! Beautiful! xx love Karen xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THAT LOOKS SO LACEY I LOVE IT. PAPER IS FAB TOO.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Crafty Tash said...

I love this Spellbinder die and the colours are my favourite too.

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card love the way you use the dies.Love the colours too.
Love Marion x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Really lovely card. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

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Margaret said...

Hi Sue
I love it, colour, design, everything about it. This card looks so elegant and I have these dies too!
Margaret corgi owner

Christine B. said...

Beautiful card, love how you have layered everything up to make your frame. Hugs x ChrisB

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous use of the dies,and the colours are lovely.
Helen Bx

Nanny Jo said...

Lovely card, Sue....the
frame is so pretty. Jo xx

nannapat said...

Love, love the frame Sue. What a stunning design and the colour is very pretty. Pat x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Oh wow! I absolutely adore this card. The colour is scrumptious and the DP is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.

minx said...

Hi Sue, I love the colours and paper you have used today so pretty, the whole design is really stunning you are so clever xx

trent999 said...

These are my favourite colour combination. The paper is lovely.
Nick

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Sorry for late comment. This card is beautiful. The frame work is so effective, a real focal point love it. Another die i NEED lol. I agree that paper is gorgeous.
Kayleigh B xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love this card so much the colours are really lovely and my favourites. I am also a lover of Graphic 45 papers. Kathy

SHARICA said...

Love this one too .. Beautiful

Diane Mortimer said...

Sue, this is one of my favourites :-)

I love a card that has a top middle and bottom, it reminds me of wallpaper with the top and bottom being different then a border in the middle :-)

I'll save this card to my inspired by Sue folder

Diane from Glasgow xx