Friday, 9 August 2013

You Are Pretty Amazing

 Hello all!  Back to one of my personal favourite die sets today, the Elegant Labels Four.  Don't worry, I hid it from myself so I can't use it as much from now on!  I used milk coloured card with a soft lavender and I love the overall romantic feel this gives.  I embossed the background with my Basketweave embossing folder and matted it on a piece of lavender card.  Using the mauve coloured seam binding (their name), I wrapped it around the opposite corners and secured the ends to the back of the card.  I cut two of the Elegant Labels Four dies in milk card.  One of them, I stamped the centre with the Vine Scroll stamp for a soft watermark effect using a clear perfect medium pad (you can see it in the close ups below).  The other one, I cut in half and taped it to the top and bottom so that it just peeked over the edge of the die cut for a bit of an extra detail.  I stamped my sentiment in Deep Purple Archival ink and cut it out with the Petite Labels Die D-Lite.  I inked it with the same ink while still in the die and mounted it in the centre of the Elegant Labels Four die.  I tied a messy bow from the mauve seam binding and added it with a glue dot in the lower corner.  I made a rose out of purple card (using the method shown in the tutorial at the top of my blog) and seated in in the centre of my bow.  I added a pearl swirl to the opposite corners as accents before adding a double milk mat which I pierced to add the finishing touches to my card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








154 comments:

Pam said...

The card is amaing as are you. Just beautiful

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow this is a stunning card! Just love the colours and love those dies! Love Jean xxx

Heather Rogers said...

This is lovely Sue. The colours are gorgeous together. The basket weave folder is so versatile.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card its so elegant. I love the colours that you have used. I must get this embossing folder it looks so good. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card Sue. Very elegant and I love the touch of color. Creative way of using those dies once again.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Lisa said...

Hi Sue
Oh I love this, beautiful Spellbinders and beautiful colours.
Lisa x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
lovely elegant card, thank you ti should be sent to you. take care Kitty.

Rosie said...

Elegance again - and you can use any version of Labels Four as often as possible as far as I'm concerned!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card, loving the lavender and white together.
Donna Jones

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, love that embossing folder, on my wish list now also the dies. Love the design and colours used, beautiful.

Wilma x x x

Hellma said...

Lovely

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue Love the colours again Sue and your embossing folders are a real must have, I use mine all the time.
hugs n stuff
Carol B

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a truly beautiful, elegant and yes romantic gift to end the week on.
The colour scheme be it lilac or mauve is beautiful and so gentle. Once again I'm spoilt because you have used my fav eboss folder and so the format is a big hit this morning.
Today's sentiment should be awarded to yourself for your inspiration you give to us all.
Thank you.
Janet x

Nanny Jo said...

You are pretty amazing , too, Sue!! I love the card...the colour combo is soooo pretty. Thank you... :) Jo xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card , very pretty, just love the colours.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
I think the sentiment sums you up - we all think you are pretty amazing.
I inspiration that you impart to us all daily is as you say Pretty Amazing.
I just wish that I could have a two week vacation inside your mind for a better insight.
By the way I love the card - very romantic.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

TOB said...

This card is just amazing I love the colours and the way you have used the dies. hugs x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, a stunning card, so pretty with such stylish components. Will definitely make this one! Thank you!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly gorgeous card, lovely bright and cheery colours and that gorgeous basketweave embossing folder, beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

HI Sue, what a stunning card..so elegant and I really love the colours..fabulous! Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

GM Sue- this is stunning - a must try without a doubt - one of my all time faves I think - Thanks
Rgs
Clare W

cuilliesocks said...

What an elegant card Sue, wonderful design and love the beautiful shades together, Kate x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Back to my favourite type of cards and the wonderful colour combo! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

cr@fty said...

Yes you are pretty amazing, you give us inspiration every day. Today is no exception I love the colour, dies, embossing folder in fact I love everything, thank you Sue for sharing
Hugs x
Heather T

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Sooo pretty, love the card. I really like basket weave back ground.
Gail C x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
.. and so are you. The card is simply beautiful. Labels 4 are one of my favourites. The rose and bow are divine.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Stylish and elegant, Sue, just like you. Am amazing card and so pretty.
Carry on with the dies!

'P' in Wales

sonja_w said...

Simply beautiful. Labels 4 are one of my favourites too , so please keep using them as often as possible, the basket weave embossing folder has gone on my shopping list too. Thanks once again for sharing x

TDQ Karen said...

Simply beautiful, what a great design and love the rose and ribbon xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning, gorgeous card Sue, love it. x

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card love the embossing folders and dies used. Love the colours combination. Sarah h

Laura O said...

Fab card ,do love this die too.Laura O

Anonymous said...

You are pretty amazing too Sue! Another beautiful card today. So pleased you haven't hidden the basketweave folder yet! The colours are great.
YvonneMayxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very pretty card Sue.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and after yesterdays card it shows how versatile the embossing folder is.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,my favourite colours too,and the words say it all you are amazing.
Marion H

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card today, very girlie. Love how proud the basket weave embossing stands. Xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW this card is stunning, and like you pretty amazing - where do you find all these ideas from
Hugs
Carol x

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. Yes I agree with you it has a very romantic feel about it. And those dies, well what can we say!! Kind regards Joanne K x

Sonia Jones said...

This is such a stunning card. I love the colour scheme too. I think this is my second favourite colour scheme with white on white being tops for me! It also shows how this background can be used for soft romantic cards or by adding gilding wax or such like it can be great for mens cards too! Love it hugs Sonia

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, and as everyone has said
just like you pretty amazing and I
love these dies so don't stop using
them and just lets you see the difference
the basket weave can look on a pretty
card not just a male one like yesterday much appreciated Sue as
I tend to use it mainly for the
guy's.
Nancyd xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, pretty amazing card too just like you. It certainly has the WOW factor. Have a good day.

Love June
xxx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very pretty.

Clare x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love these colours and elegant label four is fine by me don't hide it for too long. Hope you have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card with the basket weave and labels four so versatile and I don't mind how many you do just don't stop they are my favourites too.
The colours are so refreshing and the rose just gives this card a luxury finish.
Margaret corgi owner

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely card. The colour is gorgeous.x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This is gorgeous, love everything about it.

karenlotty said...

Another beautiful card Sadly I don't have the dies or basket weave folder The folder is lovely, male card yesterday feminine card today

Sandybee said...

It's surprising how the basket weave folder looks so different when done in different colours. The dark of yesterday was great for mens cards but in todays white it looks very feminine. A great card Sue

xx Sandra

Shirley Terretta said...

HI Sue,

WOW - so stunning - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

tracy w said...

hi sue
what a stunning card my favourite colours thankyou tracy w x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

A Beautiful card such a pretty lilac looks so fresh and crisp with the white.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

craftygardener said...

This is stunning as always Sue, but I particularly love the colour, which is my favourite. I think we all have favourite dies. Hugs. Joan xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card and love the soft colours, sooo romantic. Don't hide the labels 4 dies for too long, they are so versatile, as is the basket weave folder. I use mine lots. Agree with baconbits the sentiment sums you up, perfectly.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, the basket weave embossing folder is truly versatile, it looks good used so many ways, as for the colours on todays card they are so lovely a great combination. xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. This is a very pretty and feminine card that when compared to yesterdays card shows how versatile the basket weave folder is.x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, lovely colour........Perfick. x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Amazing card from an amazingly talented lady, love the splash of colour, just fabulous.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous Sue, sentiment is so true of you, beautiful colours, this is one of my favourite dies too

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A simply gorgeous card for today !! I love it all. The lilac, milk and mauve is a wonderful colour combination. The elegant labels four are such beautiful dies. ( I really must buy these dies. ) I can't believe I still don't have these yet. There are just to many wonderful craft dies and stamps out there that my budget just can't cope !! Please don't keep these dies hidden for to long as they are really beautiful and I love seeing the variety of amazing cards you create with them. I love your wonderful flower and bow too !! I am looking forward to Julia's shows tomorrow. Lots of love Tres x x x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
i love today's card as it is beautiful. How you have the main colour as white and add embossing to it together with the contrast lilac is beautiful. The embossing folder on its own does not look anything startling, but add it to this and it comes alive into its own.
Thank you for allowing us into your talent once more Sue.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous I love that die set I think I will have to buy it. Shows with Julia tomorrow - how exciting. Have a good day. Jackie

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours.Must try
Happy crafting X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning and stylish, love the colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love it, dont hide the die as its beautiful. Colours are great.
Audrey x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I agree with everyone, you are amazing. Just love everything about this card , this embossing folder is now top of my wish list. Take care Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I agree with everyone else this is a fab card. I really will have to get that embossing folder and dies.
Beverley W

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW How beautiful this are, really gorgeous and sooooo lovely in these soft colors Sue. Gorgeous work as always.

hotpotato said...

lovely card and colours.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Pretty amazing card, thank you for the inspiration
Best wishes, Pat

Mac Mable said...

Love that die set and the embossing folder..Love your card too!x

Janice Wallace said...

Don't hide this die, Sue, It is one of my favourites too, and when I see your wonderful cards, I know why.
Thanks
Janice W

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Oh, I so love this card, it is truly beautiful.
Love Val x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the colours and great design. Stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maggie said...

Good morning. What a difference from yesterday's card! This is so soft and elegant and just delicious. Lovely. xx

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the colours and everything about it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,all I can say is gorgeous so pretty love it Jean Z xxx

Cornish Emma said...

MOrning Sue, Gorgeous card and layout. Emma

Joanne2403 said...

Such a pretty card, those labels 4 dies are just gorgeous and the background, how different it looks when left plain white.... tfs :)

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, such a different look to the basketweave embossing today making such a pretty card with the soft colours, love from Jackie D

snowqueen62 said...

A really beautiful card just lovely.
Hugs Sue x

nattyboots said...

Breath taking !! simply beautiful !

Elaine H X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. The embossing board board seems very versatile.

redfox said...

Oh love it, love it, love it! Not much more to say, this is simply stunning, I AM going to do this one! Beautiful colour combinaation. Thanks Sue, keep it all coming, as you can see fom all the comments you are very loved and appreciated for all your hard work. Love Sarah

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, Love everything about this card, The colour the basket weave folder and the dies all look so gorgeous together. Creating a very romantic look - I just love it.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

cats said...

And so are you! And so is this card. Love it !!!.... Christine xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely elegant card, I too love this labels 4 die.
VCxx

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card Sue, it's amazing how different that embossing looks to yesterday's card. Maddy x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What an outstanding card just like the lady who made it.hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Sue, another winner! Love the colours, can't wait for the Basketweave folder ( my latest must-have) to come back in stock!
Love, Judy M

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another one here who loves the elegant labels and you always turn then into such a stunning creation. Love the colours and the basket weave in white making today's card so much more elegant and girlie than yesterdays.

Love Sheila xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. I love the colours and you are amazing, talented and generous with sharing how your cards are made.

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, please don't lose that E labels 4 for too long, I love it. Great colour combo too!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, lovely texture and colours

kimberley said...

pretty amazing card,take care,x.

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, a great card yet again. I love the basket weave, it looks so different depending on how you use it.
Crafty Hugs Carol

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love all the dies used and folders used xx hazel

Dawn Louise said...

This card is pretty and amazing I really do like this all the details stand out and marry together perfectly x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, colours so soft it does make for a romantic card. The clever use of dies are great, really add a focal point.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Brakkers said...

Pretty, elegant - what's not to like. Purple and white is a favourite for most of my friends and its always the first colour I buy in a new range of ribbon , papers, ink etc as I know they will love it and it makes a change from pink for me!

Anne from Leighton Buzzard X

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful, stunning card today Sue. The colours are beautiful as are the dies that you used. I love everything about the card. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Pauline A said...

I have to have the embossing folder. It gives a lovely texture to any background as you have proved this week. Elegant labels 4 is so pretty and the colours used are truly elegant and restful. A beautiful card Sue. Thankyou. Pauline A x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love these dies and have been playing with them just this morning. I simply can't stop using them at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Elegant card Sue, I wish I could make the roses like you! What weight paper do you use ? Love from Marie.

CraftyJo said...

This is a lovely, elegant card Sue, the colours are gorgeous.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty amazing card! Love the depth the layers of dies have created. Especially with the soft muted colours.
Alison B. x

iggy said...

love the colours & you can use that die for me as much as you would like too x

Victoria said...

I've been away for a week and have missed the daily blog! That's how addictive this site is! Anyway, back to today's lovely card. It's gorgeous, please don't stop using this die Sue!

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Once again, this is just
lovely,keep using the die its a "Fave"

Meg said...

The milk card is lovely with the purple.

Margaret O
xxx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue what a lovely, simple yet elegant card and the colours are so lovely together. Please don't hide the elegant labels 4 dies for too long as they're probably my favourite die collection and get used the most. Love Lesley x

Helen Barker said...

Very elegant and beautiful card.The colours are lovely,thanks for showing us how versatile the dies and folders are.
Helen Bx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card yet again and luvin the colour combo and defo need to get that EF xx GailT xx

lynda said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Sue the colours are lovely and don't stop using the elegant labels 4 die they are a favourite .Hugs Lynda Brock xx

nikkib said...

its probably in a safe place along with some of my stash.....! love the colours and that die set is gorgeous.....

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

This is such a pretty, elegant card and clearly emphasises just how versatile the basket weave folder is when you compare todays card with yesterdays. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today, very pretty. It's great seeing just how versatile that embossing folder is. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Howdy said...

Delightful card, Sue. Love every bit of it.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful and delicate looking card!! Love Sam xxx

minx said...

Hi Sue been away for a few days with my Granddaughters, so I am once again playing catch up lol they are stunning as aleays you are so inspiring xx

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. This is lovely. Soft and very feminine. Just love it. I must get that embossing folder. So useful. Have a great week end. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Annie said...

Oh such a pretty card, Sue, don't hide those beautiful dies!!
Hugs Annie

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, the colouring is simple but elegant(i keep finding myself saying this) you have such a fine eye.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! I love the embossing folder xx

jessie said...

AB FAB CARD SUE.COLOURS ARE REALY
GOOD.

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful, beautiful card today.

Karen Brinton said...

What a pretty card, and the basket weave embossing folder I have to admit makes a lovely girly card as well as a more masculine card too. Sue your always an inspiration. Karen xxx

Vie Carter said...

I too love this die set, such an elegant card today, love it

Vie
x

englishrose897 said...

Love the basket weave background. And the colours used in today's card.

Susan White said...

Such a pretty, feminine card - what a contrast in use of the basketweave embossing folder from yesterdays manly card!

Thanks, Susan

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Another stunning card, with the gorgeous lavender colour too. Xx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Another stunning card, with the gorgeous lavender colour too. Xx

SusanP, Kent said...

You and today's card are pretty amazing too! What an inspiration this is. The die is great and you have 'permission' to use as often as you fancy. I love decorative labels dies and each time I see 'basketweave' I like it more. It's now on my 'most wanted' list which grows almost every day. Truth be told if I won the lottery I'd buy every Spellbinder die in existance and then a bigger house so they could have their own room!! LOL.
Sue

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, it's a lovely card, the colours are just right. I really must make more use of my embossing folders.
Frances

Jackie Meechan said...

What a stunning card, the colours are beautiful. Need to get the basket weave folder looks great.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Karen said...

A very elegant card. Love the basket weave effect
Luv
Karen xx

val said...

sue i love all your cards they are lovely i would like to ask you a question could you tell me were i could get the dark teal card from that you use i need some of that colour for wedding invitations for a very good friend my email is valatherton@msn.com if you could let me know i would be very grateful
thanks xx

val said...

sue i love all your cards they are lovely i would like to ask you a question could you tell me were i could get the dark teal card from that you use i need some of that colour for wedding invitations for a very good friend my email is valatherton@msn.com if you could let me know i would be very grateful
thanks xx

val said...

sue i love all your cards and would like to ask a question could you tell me were i can buy the teal card that you use i need that colour for wedding invitations for a good friend thanks my email is valatherton@msn.com.xx

geneve said...

THIS CARD IS ABSOLUTLY BEUTIFUL WITH MY FAVOURITE COLOURS ANOTHER ST
UNNER FROM YOU, YOU AMAZE ME WITH YOUR TALENT

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

This card is truly scrumptious! I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing.

Sandy

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Oh so pretty. Simple but effective.
Love from Jackie XXX

magpie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the dies and for me you can use them tons! In my favourite colour too.... x What can I say? The sentiment sums up everything about the card....but more importantly....YOU!!! "Thank you Sue" xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

My favourite die and favourite colour, heaven!!

mol x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, as I have said before love elegant labels 4 , love basket weave emboss folder, love lilac card stock so altogether a massive big hit and the sentiment sums you up completely!!!! Thank you for your inspiration, tuition, and for sharing.
Hugs
Jean D

jeffrey bubbles said...

This a pretty amazing card Sue, wish I could tie bows like you do they always look FABULOUS. Kathy xxx

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

nannapat said...

Fab colour and a gorgeous design Sue. Pat x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue.
I am a day late again, but still have to say what a beautiful card. So delicate and romantic. Take care.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
VERY NICE RIBBON AND ROSES. LOVE THE COLOUR TOO
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

lorraine (classylady) said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful and delicate card. Love it. Have used your basket folder a lot since getting it in Aberdeen.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue,
I think I've nearly caught up now with your posts, sorry this is so late.

What a beautiful card this is, I love the lavender card against the milk card its such a pretty colour scheme.
The basket weave embossing folder is great and gives a lovely texture to the background.
The elegant labels four die is stunningly pretty and the idea of cutting one in half so that it peeps out at right angles to the main one is a genius idea and looks great.
I love the mauve seam binding its so pretty and sets the card off beautifully.
The purple paper rose is so very pretty and looks so well made, really finishes off the card wonderfully.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Diane Mortimer said...

Lovely card, cool embossing folder :-)
Diane from Glasgow

Wedding Invites Sydney said...

Gorgeous invitation card, so many nice small details on it!