Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Congratulations

 Hi everone!  Another day of amazing  responses, I am so enjoying this and the great part for you is that you have extra qualifying days for the Sunday Comment game too!
          The winner picked from
         yesterday's comments is :
             
             Fluffycat!!! (Frances)

Email me to claim your prize (americansue1@gmail.com)

Today's card is the ultimate in a quickie card.  I used the Garden Gate background from Justrite and simply used the Distress Markers across it in an assortment of colours (Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky), then lightly spritzed it with water and stamped it on white card.  I dried it thoroughly then covered it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet, peeled the backing paper off and covered it with micro beads for texture.  I matted it with a thin white mat and wrapped a piece of frilly edged white ribbon around it and tied a double bow.  I finished the bow with a pearl embellishment.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Fancy Tags Two die and used foam to mount it on the top of my stamped background.  I used the Interlocking Circles embossing folder to emboss a larger white background.  I taped it to a double white pierced mat then attached my stamped background piece in the centre with foam tape.  I finished the card with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots at the junctions in my embossed background and let it dry.  I like the fact that it is quick to make, fun to make and can be used for both male (remove the bow) or female or any occasion just by changing the sentiment or the colours or both.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.   Be back tomorrow with another winner! All for now, Sue x








180 comments:

Jan.moogie said...

Simply easy and so effective, wow Sue where do all these wonderful ideas come from? lovely card .xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,as you say a very simple
but elrgant card this background is one of my
favourites and the glue dots sets it off.
Nancyd xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you a very nice quick card, take care Kitty

Pam said...

Very pretty quickie card today, lovely.

mags said...

Gorgeous card Sue and love the colours in the central panel. Very effective.
Mags
x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A great card love the distress colours you have used and the embossing folder is one of my favourites .simple but so effective.
Thanks
Hugs
Jean D

Marion Bull said...

Wht an effective card Sue that looks as though it should have been very difficult. Lovely ideas!
Marion B

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, love the distress colours and embossing folder, just what I need totry an easy card.

Wilma x x x

Cee Bee said...

Morning Sue, what a fab quick card using some of my favourite elements.
Hugs n stuff
CarolB

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Another brilliant card. I love the embossing folder you have used.
This card looks so easy to do, yet still so stylish.
Gail C x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a simple but beautiful card love the background thank you tracy w x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida. Love Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Although today's card is easy to do it looks as if its taken ages. I love the way you've used the Cosmic Shimmer glue dots on the junctions. It's great to have a card that can work for both male and female. Congratulations to 'Fluffycat'.
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to Frances.
This card is a really quick and simple card, but looks amazing, loving the inking on the background stamp, love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Eemeli said...

Love the added color and embossing looks very nice. Very effective.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Another pretty card. I'm not convinced that it's quick to do! I'm quite shaky with the decorative glue dots so that would take a while... The inking effect is very striking.
Best wishes
Anne O

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovey card love the effect of the inking, makes your eyes go funny looking at it or is that just my eyes? Lol
A quick but very effective card! Love Jean xxx

Lacelady said...

Cooo, a really pretty quickie!

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
So simple yet nobody would believe it - such an effective card. The embossing folder is one of my favourites. As my distress markers arrived yesterday I can have a play.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fab card, love the colours of the stamped panel, wish I had half your imagination, I think my mojo has gone missing, but do get a lot of inspiration from you and Julia. Congrats Frances. Bx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card so simple but affective i love it. I will be having ago at this one butbim sure it will not come out like yours. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Bosquie said...

Brilliant quickie card. What a great idea with the pens. Must try this one. Xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Loving that background and the colours are gorgeous. Christine x

Anonymous said...

Great idea thanks Sue
Denise H

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - ohh definitely a must try! The background stamping looks really effective. Heat wave here for today and tomorrow - 28C approx - then a 10C temperature drop and rain forecast for Friday. Some one on the radio said this morning its 15 weeks to 'C' - crickey!
Rgs
Clare W

Rosie said...

Another amazingly simple, yet beautifully effective card.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue great card and like you say can be adapted for different people and occasions

Annie said...

Lovely card, Sue, as you say a quickie and simple but very effective and so pretty. Your dots are so perfect, some of my still go wonky but practice makes perfect!

Nanny Jo said...

What a lovely effect that is, Sue...it looks like a 'bought' backing paper. Jo xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant idea and lovely card. Definitely one to try out, the possibilities are endless.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for today's gift. As you say simple and easy but what a beautiful statement it makes. The colours just zing and make me smile.
It's definitely one for my box of 'emergency cards' you know - when either you or someone close suggenly says 'oh no it's so and so's birthday' and you haven't done anything about it.
A crafting day for me - oh bliss.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I do like quick cards! Love the distress markers as used on this versatile card - thank you!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Hi Sue, great card love the background.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love, love, love that gorgeous background stamp and the colours you have used.
Fabulous card!
Ang x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A "simple"! (to get the distress ink background looking as good as yours may not be that simple, lol) and elegant card, great for both male of female. What more could we want. Gorgeous. Take care.

foxyg said...

What a lovely card, and so easy. Must try that.

TDQ Karen said...

Love this stamps and the effect with the multi colour distress markers is very pretty. Lovely card to make in a hurry xxx

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, don't think I could do this in less than an hour! Love your perfect glue dots.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card, the background reminds me of a piece of silk fabric,

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue as always, it looks very elegant.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Brilliant background will have a go at that. Love the whole idea of an easy card that as usual from you looks stunning
Have a great day
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
I love the central panel - very useful for a man's card.
Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How brill does that stamp look in those colours, love it

Olga said...

The card is very pretty! Love color combo!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the simple white background with the interlocking circles embossing. The pure white seems to add the elegance to the card and i NEEEEEDDDD some of the frilly edged ribbon as it just looks simply beautiful on top of the card.
Congratulations Fluffy cat for winning yesterdays card.
Hope you have a great day across the water today Sue,
love and crafty hugs
Norah

sarah hyett said...

Another fabulous card love the colours.

Sarah h

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card sue love the colours used on the background xx hazel

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the colours and a big "Sue" bow all frilly. I love ribbon and bows.
Beautiful colour combo.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

vivjose said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a pretty card, as you say, could be adapted for a man card. I like this embossing folder - often use it with different colour glue dots to suit wedding/anniversary

Anonymous said...

Like this one,I don't do stamping much but could try similar technique with a favourite embossing folder I guess. Mabex

Janice K said...

Oh wow-love the effect using this technique! It's beautiful, I'm itching to have a go myself, just a shame that I have to go to work first-that will teach me to check your blog before work! x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the mocro beads really give a great effect

Hugs Lynn

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Great quick card- certainly one to try

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and love the effect of the distress markers! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Victoria said...

It might be a quickie, but it's SO beautiful Sue. As you say, it could be used for so many different occasions.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a great card and so effective. Love using the micro beads so I shall ,try it with more folders.
Hugs
Carol xx

Anne Crawford said...

Super card, full of texture and looks so cool!

karenlotty said...

Great card May be simple to do but it looks so effective

beachie said...

Hi Sue
The colouring on the background is super, why does mine never come out so good. Just a lovely card.
Audrey x

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, simple but so effective card. Gorgeous background and colour. Kind regards Joanne K x

sued99 said...

Very pretty cardand simple to do too.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card, the background stamp is amazing, love it and I even like the big bow on this one.
Lydia
X

Maggie said...

Fabulous. My sort of card, quick, easy, lovely colours and looks expensive. One to copy for sure. xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card - thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

hollyberry said...

A very effective card but sounds so easy and it is so pretty.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love this card. So different . Colours are beautiful. X

Anonymous said...

Love the colours, love the stamp, love the microbeads, love the bow, love the embossing - in fact love everything about it! Another great idea to copy. Thank you Sue.
YvonneMayxx

snowqueen62 said...

Very effective 'quickie' card - lovely
Hugs Sue x

Liz Wagner said...

Love the card.Nice mixture of colour and white. Good to have some quickie designs up your sleeve. Thanks for sharing.

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful Sue, love the background and the colours are gorgeous. maddy x

gwen70 said...

Really quick card, just up my street, simple but beautiful

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
This is smashing, I love the colours and vibrancy.
love Jan x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Less is more definitely applies here. Beautiful inked panel and I love the glue dots on the embossed panel. Fab card. Thank you for sharing.

nannapat said...

For such a simple technique the background is really effective. Lovely card Sue. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, as you say this is a quickie, but I love the colours and the elegance. Keep them coming.
Carole N x

Wendy L said...

Very pretty and different. xxx

darcydaydream said...

Loving that background and my favourite colour.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely simple card looks great love Jean Z xx

Maryann Laursen said...

A really awesome card. As you said it´s kept simple, but that embossingfolder is so elegant that any card will look amazing with that on, and so do this one. Sooooooooo beautiful.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, an excellent idea for preparing a batch of backgrounds, love from Jackie D

KP said...

Hi Sue. Love this card, so simple and elegant and my favourite colours x

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
YOUR CARD TODAY AS YOU SAY IS SIMPLE
BUT SO SO EFFECTIVE. JUST LOVE THE COLOURS.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely quick card, great colours and as you say very adaptable with change of colour and sentiment.
Donna
Jones

TOB said...

Wow, this card looks great. Fabulous ideas as always, love the embossing folder with your added touch. hugs x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Love how you've used the distress inks for your background. it would be suitable for putting the poinsettia flowers on and making into a Christmas card too. Can you tell...I'm thinking of C C already and need something quick and simple but which also makes the receivers think that I've spent ages on them.When I tidy my craft room up I just might find those inks. Hugs Pauline A x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, A beautiful yet simple card for us today I love the striking colours you have used for the background and the embossing Is just gorgeous This card would be a real gem when we are in a hurry or stuck for an idea - I really love love love it!
Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida, love Brenda Lel xxx

Gail said...

Luv this and the technique used and as you say a simple card that can be varied for so many occasions xx GailT xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Really quick card but so effective, love the background, micro beads and ribbon. A marvellous job, thank you for sharing.
Congratulations Fluffycat.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another great card today using some of my favourite colours - I love it. Thanks for sharing this, congrats to yesterday's winner, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

This card is so easy, but looks so effective. Hope your having a lovely time. Look forward to seeing you back on our screens.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another simple but oh so beautiful card this morning. Love the background and as others have said..so adaptable.
Congratulations to the winner.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card - quick easy and stunning looking. Keep em coming and thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another great card today !! It is very pretty. I love this background stamp and the colours you have used are gorgeous. I really like your background folder it look lovely. great sentiment and fab bow to. A quick and easy card but looks like you have spent a long time making it. Thanks for some great ideas. Lots of love Tres x x x

CraftyJen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again - I really must try your background technique.
Jen x

hotpotato said...

Ordered my Ally Pally tickets yesterday, so looking forward to seeing you Sue and visiting your Rubberknecker stand.

Janice Wallace said...

Another wonderful card. Pity my "simple or quick" cards never look anything like this.
Janice W

Janice said...

Such a pretty card Sue, as always. x JANICE X

nattyboots said...

Very Pretty card Sue

Elaine H X

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. It really is an any occasion, either sex card. just Lovely.

Love Val x

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card. Love the stamp and embossing folder.

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Another beauty! Jax. x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as usual, am new to die cutting but hopefully my cards will become as good
Hugs Poppsie xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely easy card today, sometimes you need
A card in a hurry! Thanks for your inspiration, take care, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Sue
Love the technique for the background which will come in very useful. I have been looking for Fancy Tags 2 for some time now but cannot get my hands on the die set - it must be very scarce or perhaps I am not looking in the right places.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I would not call it a quick card if I tried to make it. LOL

Jean Johnston said...

Such a simple idea but very effective. Thanks for sharing all your inspiring ideas Sue.

Laura O said...

like the background embossing folder .Laura O

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the background.

Clare x

Helen Barker said...

Love the distress marker background.Could be adapted just by using different colour combos.I love cards that look very complicated,but are actually simpler to make.No less striking though.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
A quick card but no less stunning!
Veronique L

Covgal said...

Like the simplicity of this. Have only a few Distress pens,so will have to acquire an assortment but lovely card. Lol Covgal

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Another simple yet stunning card. xx

Happy Nana said...

Excellent card, with any sentiment.
Gloria x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue lovely quick card but still stunning
Smiles
Ita

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

As you say a simple but stunning card, clever you.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Really like your technique with the background stamp and distress markers but not sure I would find it quick or simple!!!
Best wishes, Pat

Sandybee said...

It may be a quick card Sue but it looks stunning

xx Sandra

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a very pretty, simple and effective card Sue. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the background and that wonderful bow, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Brilliant card again. Love the unusual background colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

CraftyJo said...

Love that background - very classy.

Anonymous said...

another lovely card
Phil D

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
very nice card all round i love the embossing on this to. i have just made 70 invites using one of your embossing folders i will send you a pic when i get a min as new baby in the house its a bit manic lol.. hugs sarah xx

Kate's Cards said...

Elegant!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, the colours are so great together and pop when on the white card.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

sharon said...

Hi Sue
I love this card-simple, clean and totally beautiful!
Sharon K.x

weefortune said...

Stunning Card today Sue, hope you enjoy you last week in the states. Elaine xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Simple it may be but the overall effect has a real look of pure luxury, the colours add to the elegance too.
Margaret corgi owner

lynda said...

A simple but stunning card Sue love the colours and its really effective with the micro beads. Beautiful .
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

nikkib said...

ooo what a gorgeous card Sue, different love the background..... x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue happy crafting X

SusanP, Kent said...

We all need to make a quickie sometime! This is a great one. Lovely background design and colours. Interlocking Circles looks fantastic too as a backdrop.
Sue

Karen Knott said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours you have used here, another lovely card. I think this would make a great wedding card too especially if you knew the brides colour scheme as it could be adapted to match.

Hugs,
Kaz x

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Simple card but beautiful.
Love Marion x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
VERY NICE WEDDING CARD. THINK THE PATTERN SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. LESS IS MORE. GREAT BOW. QUALITY RATHER QUANITY. LIKE IT VERY MUCH
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

Diane Mortimer said...

Gorgeous! Another fabby card

Lots of huggles

Diane from Glasgow

CraftyCj said...

proper nice card today love justrite stamps x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a lovely simple card today, a very effective background!! Love Sam xxx

SusieB said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card and witha change of sentiment could fit so many different occasions. I think this would look super in traditional christmassy colours. might have to have a play!!!

Have a lovely day

Sue

Karen Brinton said...

Nothing better than a quickie. And especially more satisfying when the end result is this stunning card. Lovely. lol Karen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

What an effective card and simple too! I love the colours you have used and it would look great in other colour combinations as well. I like the idea it is a quickie and still another lovely card.

Love
Lesley S
Crawley, West Sussex

Jane said...

It's always useful to have a quick card thank Sue.

Jane xx

KathR said...

Another stunning card Sue!

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, it may be simple to you, but very effective! TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, just home after a busy day to find I am a winner - brilliant! Thank-you. Today's card is unusual and I love the technique of using different inks across a stamp, it is most effective.
Frances

Shazza said...

fabulous card, love it x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Well you have done it again
This card is lovely and easy to do apart from the stamping
But I plan tomwork on that
You take care Sue
Theresa xx

Chris Kelly said...

Stunning card Sue. I need to order more of that beautiful ribbon soon. It adds the perfect finishing touch
X Chris

Heather Rogers said...

This is lovely Sue very elegant and the background is so effective. I don't have the pens but might try by swiping the pads to see if that works!:)Needs as needs must.

I got my DVD's a couple of days ago and they are better than you led us to believe I am very pleased with what I have seen so far. You were definitely cooking on gas weren't you? I am sure if they had blinked they would have missed a card! ROFL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Wish I had your vision and imagination Sue. Very simple but so good Kathy xxx

Gillian xXx said...

Hi Sue, Love the colours that you have used on this card. I love the glue dots when they are on the background piece.
Gillian xXx

Mac Mable said...

Great technique and a very pretty card today x Beverley

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card Sue, it's the ultimate in simplicity and really effective.

Karen said...

It may be a quick and simple card but it looks so very elegant.
Luv
Karen xx

liz spooner said...

I love all your cards Sue, thanx for all the inspiration. Liz Spooner.xx

magpie said...

Such an easy, fun and lovely scrumptious card Sue. Love the colours and like you say any mix of colours and minus the bow for a male card! "Thank you" x Congratulations to you Fluffy cat, Frances! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Karen said...

I love the way you say that "it's another quick card", it'd take me ages, my creativity doesn't flow as quick as yours. I hope it's something that comes with practice.
Many Thanks
Karen Edwards

janet said...

I like the varigated effect of the background stamp but am wary of using the microbeads in case they fall off in the post leaving the card patchy. Is there a sealer that prevents this?
Janet (Kent)

Susan Elwood said...

You always tie the most beautiful bows.

Carole Z said...

IT may be a 'quick' card, but it's beautiful Sue! Carole Z X

Pearl said...

Wow another stunning card Sue, I don't know how you do it! Well done you!

Craftyhappiness to you Sue, love from Pearl

geneve said...

what beautiful colours on this card love the design of it

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, just love that background. Quick and easy to duplicate!!!

chrisull said...

Hello sue.you say simple card lol bet i don.t find it simple lol it is a gorgeous card though and will have a go. Thank you sue from christine c x

Debbie Kennedy said...

Stunning as usual, I wish I had just a little of your talent xxx

Debbie Kennedy said...
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minx said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card love the colours and the way you have put this card together and the microbeads look fantastic, thank you Sue xx

Carol Morgan said...

I love this card, it covers a multitude of celebrations, thanks Sue
regards Carol x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. I like this card, it's got a very delicate look. Take care now Jackie C XXX

brenda said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today, love the colours x

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is stunning, love the colours.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Christine B. said...

Lovely quick card. Love that stamp. Hugs x ChrisB

Anonymous said...

love your card , as always ,look forward to my daily fix thanks Sue
hugs xxBett

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A lovely card Sue!

I love the colour you've used and it's always good to see one of your pretty bows.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Paper Junkie said...

Another winner Sue - love the colours you've used. X

sam said...

Hi Sue, really love this background, and l must use my micro beads more, thanks for another great card.
x samantha wade

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Really like the background colours used for this card Sue. The micro beads give it a lovely texture. Your background embossing folder looks effective with the raised dots. Very simplistic. I use that tag all the time for cards as it fits many of the longer sentiment stamps I want to use. Claire xxx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card today

Vie
x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue X

SHARICA said...

Another Beautie card