Friday, 20 September 2013

Best Wishes

Hi everyone!  This was one of my demo cards from the past weekend shows.  I started by stamping the Lace Vintage stamp by Justrite on coconut white card and heat embossing with white powder.  Once the entire background was done, I sponged Peacock feather distress ink all over the background.  The white embossed areas resisted the ink.  I added some Forest Moss distress ink to the centres of each stamped image to create depth.  I dried it thoroughly with a heat tool and dusted it with an anti-static pad to remove any moisture.  I then covered it with a sticky self adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered the background with clear micro beads for texture.  I used the Delicate Doilies to die cut my focal element shapes.  I cut one of each of the solid and the lacy dies from each size in the set.  I inked the solid pieces. One with Peacock Feathers, one with Forest Moss and one with Tumbled Glass and glued the matching lacy piece on top.  I mounted them in a cluster, added a flatback pearl to the centres and stamped my sentiment on a strip that extends from them.  I added a messy bow tied from three colours of seam binding, green gem, turquoise and green zircon, topped with a small pearl embellishment.  A final double white pierced mat finished the card.  I hope you enjoyed the demo on this card if you were able to catch the shows last weekend.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x









147 comments:

PAM said...

Stunning card, Ibought these dies after seeing this card.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and really
like the new colour ink pad must get it.
Nancyd xx

Debx A said...

Morning Sue another stunning card. I loved how you did this background.its so stiking xx
Take care Sue .

Debd A

Lacelady said...

It's just possible that this card is mine! My name came out of the hat first, and this was the first card you demo'd on that programme. I will be proud to own a card of yours whichever one was sent, but I particularly love blues of any description. I am trying to be patient, really I am, LOL.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue thank you a lovely card take care Kitty

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card. Lovely colours. It looks like a lot of hard work went it to as it is so impressive.
Lisa x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, the colours are beautiful and the dies. I saw you demo this and loved the way you used the die as a resist. Another smashing card.
Love Jan x x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Watched this demo and loved the end result, was a tiny bit worried half way through when Forest Moss was added, but I need not as it all came together and looks amazing, and as you say the added colour gives depth
Hope all is going well at AP.
See you tom.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card again thank you Tracy w x

jane gray said...

Hi sue. Well what can I say, bautiful, just beautiful. You've done it again.

Take care
Jane

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, Ah Sue this is STUNNING! Wow, so beautiful, love everything about it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

jane gray said...

Hi sue. Well what can I say, bautiful, just beautiful. You've done it again.

Take care
Jane

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, yet another stunning card . Love the colours. Lol lynne m x x x

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card when you did the demo and its even better close up. How gorgeous is Peacock Feathers I am using it on almost everything even on my Christmas card with a splash of Pickled Raspberry. Gorgeous
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Does anyone know where Heathers Happenings has gone? I had a week away and can't find her blog anymore?

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I just loved this card when I saw you demoing it on C&C! Love the dies too!
Good luck with Ally Pally, unfortunately I am not going to be able to make it this time, I am in the process of moving house, moving down to Wiltshire where Louise lives!

Love Jean xxx

Jazzy lady said...



Morning Sue. I adore the colours in this card and think the resist technique is fun to do, I've been using it a lot since I saw it on a previous card of yours on this blog. The stamps are so pretty and the entire card looks stunning. Thanks for sharing. Karen

Rachel Taylor said...

This was one of my faves that you demo'd . So nice to see it on here close up .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

karenlotty said...

Found more Internet lol! I'm so disappointed that I missed the shows at the week end This die is very pretty I also love the clean fresh colour of this card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Still haven't managed to watch the shows yet but this background looks amazing so I can't wait to see you demo it.
Beverley W

englishrose897 said...

Wow great card. I bought these on Sunday and they arrived yesterday. Shame I have to go to work other wise I could have played with the today. Have a great weekend Sally x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I am so glad you've posted this card as its nice to see the details of it. I loved the card and the demo and the peacock feathers ink pad is one of my favourite colours I use all the the time. All the best for Ally Pally I wish I was going, maybe next time.
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I loved this card when you demo'd it. The peacock feathers colour is just gorgeous. Hope that you have a great time at Ally Pally. Wish I could make it, but not this year sadly. Enjoy it Sue, and all the Wilsonettes that are lucky enough to be there with you. Take care.

Nanny Jo said...

I watched this demo....didn't believe it would work, Sue! But it is stunning! Jo xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the technique you have used on the background I will have to give it a go. I am coming to Ally Pally on Sunday I will pop by and say hi. Have a safe journey and I hope the setting up goes well. Love Jackie

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card !!I loved your demo on this one, and was amazed with the colour blending and the finished creation was absolutely stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Loved this card when I saw you do the demo, like the colours also.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the lace theme.
I must try the resist technique.
Looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow.
Veronique L

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card. Loved watching this demo. X

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I loved the demo last weekend and it is nice to see the card again. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday...

petula simpson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Was great to see you and your fantastic demos last weekend. I managed to get this set so will definetely give this one a try.
Love Pet x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the colours xx hazel

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, I watched you demo this & was amazed how well the colours blended together. Pat x

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, I watched you demo this & was amazed how well the colours blended together. Pat x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful and elegant describes this card today. Missed your show with being away and certainly will be looking for these dies. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Phi said...

Wow look at the colours of this one!!! And I love the tri coloured bow!!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I have no doubts bout today's gift - it's truly beautiful. The colours so gentle and peaceful.
The new dies and stamps are fantastic and are on my list for must haves.
For me the background makes today's gift and I really must try your technique in getting such a superb result.
Have a really good week-end.
Janet x

TDQ Karen said...

Loved the demo and your detailed explanation. Stunning card xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card from the show, just love the vintage lace stampsx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background you've created, great colours.
Love the tri bow too.
Donna Jones

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Loved this card when you demoed it and still love it now.
Peacock Feathers is one of my favourite colours to use.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Green yeah ! Love the card, just brilliant. I have the demo recorded.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yes I loved this demo when I saw you do it. It's a beautiful card. I fell in love with the peacock feather colour so I am hoping to buy it tomorrow at Ally Pally. Looking forward to seeing you there.
YvonneMayxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
The design and colours in today's card remind me of the fashions that are back in on the high street from the 70's. I like the delicate doilies die set as they are beautiful. The toppers are beautiful on the top of the card.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love the peacock blue and white together.
Lydia
X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the colour and background on this one.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Loved this card when you demoed on C and C The colours and toning seam binding are stunning LOVE Love these dies and stamps. This card certainly has the WoW factor.
Have a good day, love Brenda Lel xxx

Mac Mable said...

Loved this one from the show and hoped you'd show it here on the blog...just love the colours and the techniques. I too bought the stamps after seeing this card x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this and the multi toned bow - fab idea
Rgs
Clare W

Victoria said...

Such a delightful card Sue. Love your famous teal colour scheme and the two tone bow is stunning. Nobody else makes cards like this!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the vintage look of these shapes

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this peacock feather ink it is a great colour, and I like the way you have used it on this card. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Anonymous said...

Love the colours on this card. Just waiting for my Delicate doilies dies to arrive!!!
Denise Hancock X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I love peacock feathers distress ink one of my favourites I love the way you toned it down a little with the forest moss think I will try this background with a snowflake stamp for Christmas cards.

Have a fantastic weekend at "Ally Pally" wish we had one here up in the "North"

luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
I thought this card was absolutely stunning. Loved how you did the background and it has told me I need the peacock distress ink which I have purchased. Just love it
Hugs
Carol x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Oh you are clever. This is perfect.
Love Val x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I watched you make this on TV so I know I adored the colours, and all your creative ideas that went with it!
Lovely card Sue!
LoveMarg

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I watched you make this on TV so I know I adored the colours, and all your creative ideas that went with it!
Lovely card Sue!
LoveMarg

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, loved today's card when you demoed it on the show which encouraged me to buy that die set so will be giving it a try, the background resist technique is great and love the three coloured bow. Thanks Sue .

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Saw this when you did it on C&C and couldn't see how the colours would work - the Forest Moss - but should've just trusted you! I really do like this card and the resist technique is great. Have a good time at Ally Pally -it's a bit too far from Durham though!

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Sue with very pretty dies and colours, Kate X

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the technique (and peacock colour) on background.
WHY do we never have big craft shows in south Wales?? - Ally Pally, Birmingham, south coast, north of England. Glasgow, Belfast all get shows but never here. We have our needs too!!

'P' in Wales

hotpotato said...

Gorgeous card. Ally Pally tomorrow...whoop, whoop, whoop, can't wait to see what you have instore for us on your stand Sue.

gwen70 said...

Hi sue, loved watching you do this, so beautiful

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Saw you demo this card on C&C...loved it then...but find it even more stunning close up....such gorgeous colours, must get that ink! Ally Pally much too far from me but have a good weekend.

Love Sheila xx

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
FAB CARD AND SMASHING COLOURS.SAW
DEMO ON TELE.LOOKED GOOD EVEN THEN.

auscrafts said...

saw this one on tv it looked stunning

snowqueen62 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colours I must get this colour stamp pad.
Hugs Sue x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I too saw you demo this card on tv. Loved it then, love it even more now! Gorgeous colours. Thank you for sharing. Am gutted I can't get to see you at Ally Pally but it's too far away. Would you consider going to the NEC in Birmingham later this year? Would love to see you there. Have fun this weekend.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card. So pretty.

My huge parcel came yesterday, items that I ordered from your shows. Ohhhhhhh they are sooooooo bril.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a totally gorgeous card !! I saw you demo this one on tv. This card along with the doilie card you posted on your blog during the sneak peak week (what a mouthful !! )
Are the cards that inspired me to buy this set from c+c. I really loved them !! I love the colours you have used on this card as green is my favourite colour and I also love the colour combo of your ribbons to. I have the peacock distress ink and even better my dies and stamps arrived yesterday !! Great resist technique too. I will definately be having a go at this card and the previous doily card. I don't have the money to visit Alley Pally this weekend so I hope you have a great time. I am quite sure you will !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Jess Watson said...

Moring Sue, saw the demo of this card, love the resist technique. Great card for any occasion. Take care, Jess xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, saw this demo on the show, and love it, colours go so well together. Enjoy Ally pally. Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Love this card ! The stamped background is stunning, I bought the peacock feathers ink pad after seeing you do this type of background with the snowflake stamp and gave it a go, but I'll have to go some for it to look as good as yours!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card. The background looks so striking.Haven't seen the demo yet looks like I have a treat to come.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This was one of my favourite cards from your shows - I think it's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I have to love this card as it is my favourite colour! Stunning! Looking forward to Ally Pally on Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous card. Love lace
Audrey x

nattyboots said...

A beautiful card Sue
I love the 3 shades for your bow ,very impressive .

Elaine H X

hollyberry said...

A very beautiful card and love the colours in it.

Sandybee said...

Another wonderful card today Sue

xx Sandra

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a very beautiful card. Love the stamps and dies.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
This card remind me so much of some material my mum had when I was much younger very vintage looking I think I adore it I love the dies to these are a must for me to get keep up the inspiration sue for us all the card is truly stunning .. hugs sarah xx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Thank you for demoing this card on C&C. It is stunning.

Diana

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunning and so, so beautiful, the colours are just perfect too.
Margaret corgi owner

guffie said...

Hi Sue i've been missing looking at your cards but at last i am now back on line and have just had a mamoth read up on everything i have missed, so i am now fully loaded with spellbinders ideas.
thank you for all you inspiration and todays card definately does not disapoint an absolute stunner love it love it love it
from gail in sunny eastbourne x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Very delicate and feminine looking.

utilitygirl said...

Didn't think I was going to like this when I saw you demo-ing it but it is really lovely when finished

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely!

Maggie said...

This was one of my favourite cards from the tool shed. Simply divine stamping and a lovely colour too. What a star you are Sue. xx

Laura O said...

beautiful card ,love the colours used.Laura O

TOB said...

What a lovely card, beautiful dies and a great colour, the background is stunning. hugs x

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful card, beautiful dies, beautiful colour! Christine x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, loved watching you make the card on C&C and congrats to Lacelady.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Just beautiful, love your stamped, embossed background with the peacock feather ink and the dies are lovely
Best wishes, Pat

CraftyJo said...

Pretty card Sue, a bit too ornate for my liking but I can appreciate the skills involved.

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card. I just had to buy the stamps and dies and will be using your wonderful sample as inspiration when they arrive. :) x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Loved this card when I watched the demo and love it still, it's simply beautiful and the colours are fab, so happy to see it here today.
Have a great time at AP, sadly too far for me to get to.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Another super card and so glad you used Peacock Feathers as it is one of my favourites and have been using it to make backgrounds for some of my Christmas cards. Enjoy your weekend at Ally Pally. Hugs x Pauline A.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card & beautiful colours!! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!! Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I have been away for a few days and no internet access! I have been lost without you but just taken a look and love all the cards over the past few days.

I have got to say the anniversary card was absolutely stunning! Hope you enjoy Ally Pally, unfortunately I cannot make it this weekend!

Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Just beautiful.. love everything about it.
Enjoy Ally Pally
Hugs, Rose

lorraine (classylady) said...

Brilliant card Sue, I love the colours and the white and peacock feathers go so well together. I have just finished one of the cards you did this week, the one with the silver embossed ovals for a wedding. It was really lovely when completed, I used your tapestry folder, some of the rest of the card was very slightly different from yours but I was pleased with it.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Kate's Cards said...

You've gotta love teal! xx

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card. Only yesterday I was looking as some doilies but decided not to buy them. I'm definitely going back for them you have given me inspiration. JB xxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue. stunning love the colours must try. happy crafting

Dee Dee said...

what a beautiful card, x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card, so fresh.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

creativearts said...

Beautiful card and loving those colors!

Paper Junkie said...

I loved this when I saw you demo it on the show - thanks for the written instructions Sue. Just lovely techniques. I do hope Lacelady's wish comes true! X

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours.

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Sadly I missed the demo for it.

Jill Liddle said...

Love these dies. Will have to get saving up for them.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous, just my colours x

lynda said...

A beautiful card Sue love the dies &stamps so delicate & so pretty the background & colours are gorgeous .
Enjoy Ally pally at the weekend Sue,unfortunately I can't make it this time i am gutted.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue, like the doilies but afraid I'm not keen on the background.

Margaret O
xxx

Jane said...

Saw this one Sue lovely card,cleaver idea affective demo.

Jane xx

Pearl said...

Another fab card Sue, love the colours and the white embossing is just great! The stamp looks marvellous, I must gey it into my stash.

Craftihappiness to you Sue, love from Pearl

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours.The dainty doilies are one of my favourite dies.
Helen Bx

SusanP, Kent said...

Wow, this was an absolute delight to my eyes when I opened my email today. The peacock feather ink is fabulous (I want) and not many shades away from your favourite teal! Wish I could make it to Ally Pally. Every year I promise myself I'll go, but something else always comes up. Ah well, hope you enjoy.

Janice K said...

I loved this card when I saw it on tv, the colours are so striking. x

Sue Dunn said...

Good afternoon Sue. I have just watched the recording from Sunday and saw you demonstrate this card. How effective it appears. The doilies are so versatile. X

jeffrey bubbles said...

Loving the colours they look so good together. I am becoming a spellbinder addict I think, but can not help it when I see your cards Kathy xxx

Ayelet Barkay said...

So delicate and wonderful. Great color!

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I watched you demo this card, and luckily I recorded the program too. I can't believe the pace you work at and every time you produce yet another stunner. If I worked that fast it would look like I had put my work down my waste disposal unit. The colours are beautiful, it's such a stunning card.

Kind regards

Tina X

weefortune said...

Stunning Card Sue Elaine x

CaronP said...

A gorgeous card Sue and the colours are super. Xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, today's card is much more to my liking. I love teal.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Sue
Loving this card - the colours are fabulous - have been trying to get the Peacock Feathers distress ink for a while, really love the colour.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. Love the colours used in this card.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Vie Carter said...

Just fabulous

Vie
x

magpie said...

This card is beautiful Sue. Love the Lace Vintage stamp embossed with white and then adding the lovely Peacock Feather and Forest Green after. Wow! It also sounds a good blending with Pickled Raspberry from Cee Bee. Stunning! I can't believe that Ally pally has come around again so soon! Hopefully one day I'll be able to go....Have a great time Sue, I've no doubt it will be wonderful weekend for all! xx Love Karen xx

Shazza said...

stunning card, my fave colours, I love it x

Zena McCalmont said...

This is stunning. Sorry that I missed the shows now. I wish I was as artistic as you, even a little bit.

Diane Mortimer said...

Love the colours used, very fresh and crisp.

Diane from Glasgow

Erica said...

Lovely card Sue.
Erica x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I was lucky enough to see this card demo on the show
And it was and is stunning
Believe me when I say your work inspires others
You take care Sue
Theresa x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SAW YOU MAKE THIS CARD ON TV BUT NOW CAN SEE IT CLOSER ITS FAB. LOVE ALL THE LAYERS AND THE TRICK WITH THE TAG.
WONDERFUL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXXHHUG

Sandy H said...

Lovely card, the colours work together beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning card!! I love everything its another favourite. The colours are fab they just make the background pop. I'm going to try embossing then adding distress inks. Hadn't thought of that until shown its a great idea thanks.
Kayleigh B xxx

Scrappy Beads said...

I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your projects.

I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

Have a beautiful weekend!

Lots of BIG Hugs,

Deborah

Rosie said...

One of my all time favourite cards from you.

Cardgenie said...

Sue, lovely card - love the blue/teal colour and the delicate lace. Jean

Susan White said...

Love that technique with the inking over the white embossing. Really great card!

Thanks Susan

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue

A beautiful lace patterned card! Such pretty colours loving the embossing then inking over technique makes it very special.
The peacock feathers distress ink is hard to get hold of my local craft shop only has a small range of the original ones, and I've got most of them! Being a small shop they can only agree to requests if they know they can sell a lot of the item, they do their best though and I spend so much in there!

All for now, hope ally pally goes/went well.
Katielouise sweetlove

SHARICA said...

Mega love this card and love the colours .. xx

Lynn said...

great to see you back on Create and craft...fab demo's as usual must get practising!!! Nice seeing you at Ally Pally :) hugs Lynn xx