Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Happy Anniversary

Hello crafters!  How's this for an anniversary card! I simply embossed a white background with my Heart Lattice embossing folder and matted it with silver card.  Then,  I stamped the Lace Oval Frame Background from Justrite several times and heat embossed them with Silver Shine powder.  Rather than using these as backgrounds, I cut them with the Grand Oval dies to create off set rings.  I didn't line the dies up so that I got an even oval frame, but rather, I pushed the dies closer together so they were almost touching on one side.  This allowed me to create a sort of buckle card from them, with the fatter end of each oval showing more.  I cut two slightly smaller and one larger size for the centre of my focal element.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip of white card and embossed it in silver as well.  I backed it with a mat of silver card too.  I wove the end of it through the ovals and fanned them out.  I taped it into place from the back then added a strip of mounting foam to it and attached it to my card.  I tied a messy bow from silver seam binding, added some thin metallic cord and white tulle to my bow and attached it to my card with glue dots.  I finished the bow with a small pearl embellishment and two pearl stick pins.  I decide that the two corners needed a bit of something so I glued all three sizes of our flatback pearls in each corner for a subtle bit of bling.  Of course, it wasn't finished without it's white double pierced mat.  How about this one for a silver wedding anniversary!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

I bet you thought I forgot.... no, just keeping you in suspense (naughty, aren't I! LOL)  The winner of the card giveaway from Monday's post is Magpie (Karen)!!!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to claim your prize!  I'll do another card giveaway next week after I return from Ally Pally.  I do hope to see a whole bunch of you there!  All for now, Sue x







164 comments:

Pam said...

Totally stunning card today. Well done Karen.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Thismismamstunning card and would be perfect for an anniversary.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHEN I SAW THIS ON TV WAS HOPING YOU WOULD POST IT, CRACKING CARD, WONDERFUL WEDDING CARD. LESS IS MORE.
LIKE TO SEE SOME OF THE GOLD ONES I SAW c&c VERY ADDICTIVE THEY ARE. BRILL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card love the colour that you have used. And well done Karen. X

Debs A

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous also
saw it on your shows and was waiting
for you to post it definately a must
try I have an engagement card to do
and I think I'll try this one thanks
Sue your shows were brilliant.
Nancyd xx

Bosquie said...

What a stunning card.Would be a great wedding or engagement card too. Super idea with the unusual use of the dies. xX

Marion Bull said...

Just beautiful. Loved this when I saw it on the show and will have to try it. Thank you!
Marion B xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a stunner this is, love it. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an unusual shape buckle card it's beautiful. Congratulations to Magpie (Karen).
Hugs x
Heather T

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, I agree what a stunner, and I love the way the ovals form a heart shape near the sentiment. Just fabulous
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Phi said...

Wow such elegance. Love that you cut the ovals offcenter. Truly beautiful card.

CraftyAnn said...

This card is stunning. I would never have thought of a design like this. Thanks for the inspiration.
Take care

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Absolutely stunning thank you take care Kitty

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow, what an amazing card, love everything about it. Bx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Just stunning love everything about it Tracy w x

foxyg said...

Stunning and elegant.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, This is stunning, it would make a wonderful Silver Wedding Anniversary card. Absolutely adore it.

Love & Hugs

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

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Was hoping this would get posted as saw it on the show and fell in love with it. Silver is just my cup of tea. Would be fab as a Wedding card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful card sue ,my favourite of the week so far !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

christineb said...

Hi Sue, wow a beautiful card ,just the inspiration I needed for a card I going to make .

Anonymous said...

So clever, Sue, brrrilliant use of the stamps and dies and a great composition. Fabuloso!!

'P' in Wales

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, well how ingenious is the buckle on today's card. Just brilliant.
ElizabethS x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is simply stunning.
Beverley W

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
As usual another absolutely stunning Buckle Card I love these, you are so inspirational.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
What a brilliant card, love it. It would work in an colour, can see me using this a lot.
Gail Cx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Maria I said...

Hi sue where do you get your inspiration from a fantastic card. I'm coming to ALly Pally at the weekend this will be my first trip there so really looking forward to it xxx

Maria I said...

Hi sue where do you get your inspiration from a fantastic card. I'm coming to ALly Pally at the weekend this will be my first trip there so really looking forward to it xxx

Eemeli said...

Lovely. White on white is always very effective and you have added just the right amount of silver to give it an extra elegant look. Wonderful wedding card.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Nanny Jo said...

Absolutely stunning, Sue! I have a golden wedding coming up soon, and this would be perfect! Jo xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning and beautiful card today.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - exquisite - really lovely and quite unusual.
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, What a lovely card, and what a brilliant idea with the stamped ovals, really lovely.
Looking forward to you bringing the new small buttons to C&C, they look gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Victoria said...

What a wonderful card to receive on your anniversary. Really stunning. Wish I could go to Ally Pally but it's too far. Never mind, enjoy there.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, OMG this is fabulous, love love love love love it. Lol lynne m x x x x

Lacelady said...

As you know Sue, your buckle cards are my fav. This one is exceptional! Brilliant idea to offset the ovals to make them slimmer at one end - how do you do it?

nattyboots said...

Its beautiful ! i love everything about it !

Elaine H X

TDQ Karen said...

Beautifully composed card, quite unusual. Love silver and white together

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This is truly beautiful. It would also make a stunning wedding card. I love the way you have done it a change from your usual buckle cards which I always like. Saw this on tv and loved it then, but close up it is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Great idea to use the dies in this way. Will have a go later as I have to make an anniversary Card today.
Denise Hancock X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card. Very elegant.
Ang x

Wendy L said...

Beautiful love the silver tied in with the ribbon, xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so elegant would also be so nice for a Wedding card.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Yes Yes and Yes a beautiful Silver Anniversary gift/wedding today.
I love the way the two smaller ovals pushed together look like a heart and creating a smaller oval still.
Silver/white always a winner and this just has to go into my 'less is more' folder.
Wishing I could get to Alley Pally but just too far away from me.
Janet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is beautiful, stunning embossing.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this is a stunner, would also make a beautiful wedding/engagement card, love everything about it.
Congratulations Magpie (Karen).
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jazzylady said...

Hi Sue. Saw you demo on this TV and it gave me several ideas which I can't wait to get to get started on at the weekend. A stunning card. Thanks, Karen

hollyberry said...

An amazing card that is so beautiful.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, I like the elliptical oval. Great colours and again it is suitable for many occasions :-)
Donna Jonea

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is absolutely beautiful -the embossing is exquisite and I love silver and white. Would make a lovely wedding card, too.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Rose

hazel young said...

Stunning Sue love everything about it xx hazel

TOB said...

I simply love the use of the dies. Stunning and classy looking. you inspire me every day. hugs x

Maryann Laursen said...

This is an awesome card again Sue Very simple and elegant, and iit gives you the chance to see more off that stunning embossingfolder, you used here again. I absolutely LOVE that folder, it looks fantastic on any card, I think.
CONGRATS to Karen for winning your gorgeous card.

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WHAT MORE CAN ANYONE SAY ABOUT THIS CARD OTHER THAN JUST STUNNING.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This one blew me away,love the way you have used the dies to make this unusual buckle card, and the embossing gives it an elegant finish. Love it.
Lydia
X

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning ,Elegant and Romantic! Beautiful card!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a stunning card. So far i have seen the 2 buckles together looking like a heart and then a pair of ballet pumps. This is a truly beautiful card that would be beautiful in any of the wedding or anniversary colours.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Marleine said...


Morning card,

This is a stunningly beautiful card. Who would have thought you could make heart shape from two ovals. Hope to get to see it for real at A P. x

dianeandchipps said...

Good morning Sue
What an absolutely stunning card, such a beautiful layout.
With love, Diane xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, what a stunning card! I absolutely love it! Your cards are always just so classy! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

DIFFERENT...in a FAB-U-LOUS way. Mabex

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. PERFECT! Simply PERFECT! This will be PERFECT for my parents 51st Anniversary in November. With a change of colour, red for 40th anniversary, gold for 50th and so on, it is the PERFECT card. Thank you so much Sue. Make sure you get some rest before Ally Pally. Congratulations to Magpie (Karen) Take care.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

This is a stunning card. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I Loved this card when I saw it on your show. I would love to go to Ally Pally but afraid it is too far for me at the moment but hope you have a great time.
Love Jan x x

beachie said...

Hi SUE
Beautiful card. I'm sure its even better in real life. The silver doesn't show so good on my lap top.
Audrey x


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a very clever card and so effective. Great colours for anniversaries too. Liked it when I saw it on C&C and looking forward to seeing your samples in real life at Ally Pally. Can't wait. Look forward to seeing you there. Well done Magpie (Karen) on winning one of Sue's amazing cards.
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

simply stunning card Sue, love it. I celebrated my 53rd anniversary yesterday

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a very elegant and sophisticated card. Just stunning! The heart lattice is my favourite ever embossing folder and your use of the ovals is superb. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us.

nannapat said...

I can't think of a word to do this card justice. It is so stunningly beautiful, it would make a fabulous wedding card. Congrats to Karen. Pat x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I loved this card when I saw it on your show....it's stunningly elegant. I will have been married 45 years next month, so If any of my buddies are reading this....yes I would love a crd like this! Lol!
Congrats to Karen.

Love Sheila xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

For once I'm speechless. I loved this card when I saw it on TV and I love it even more now! Thank you so much for sharing this with us today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, WOW WOW WOW, totally amazing card. Emma

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

A truly stunning card today. Love the way you offset the dies to make an unusual shaped buckle. Love the silver shine embossing powder.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Amazing!!! Love it all the stamped embossed ovals are exquisite. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation
Best wishes, Pat

Sandybee said...

I loved this one when it was shown on Sundays tool shed. Simple and stunning Sue

xx Sandra

marg said...

Hello Sue
Loved this one when I saw it on c/c beautiful patterns on the ovals Sue!
Lovely card!
LoveMarg

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the buckle shape on this stunning card.
Love Val x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, this card is so elegant, a real stunner. I loved it when you showed it on C&C.
Hope you have a great day and manage to get a few days peace before the bussle of Ally Pally,
hugs Lynn

Lindsay Martin said...

So pretty and the bow is very delicate, still think these stamps just finish a lot of the spellbinders, more please

snowqueen62 said...

WOW! Stunning card love it.
Hugs Sue x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card stunning Sue. Happy crafting X

June Fletcher said...

WOW, this card is not only stunning, it's breathtaking! And equally it would be a beautiful wedding card too!

Smiles

June x

Jean Johnston said...

Just beautiful- elegant and striking.

utilitygirl said...

Really lovely, pretty card
Sue, looks almost misty on my screen

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, As almost everyone else has said what an absolutely stunning card I love everything about it.
Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and inspiration what would we do without you!
Take care, love Brenda Lel xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, As almost everyone else has said what an absolutely stunning card I love everything about it.
Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and inspiration what would we do without you!
Take care, love Brenda Lel xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Totally stunning card, it is absolutely gorgeous. It is a card I would love to receive on the 30th Sept, our 46th Anniversary
Hugs
Carol x

auscrafts said...

saw this on one of the shows ,it's a stunner

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card so different love Jean Z xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow what a stunner you are so so talented. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning, elegant, beautiful what more is there to say, this card would suit a lot of anniversarys and wedding day cards. What great inspiration, thank you, take care, Jess xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Very elegant. Love the unique combination of the dies.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I saw this card on c+c on your show. I think it is a beautiful card !! Just perfect for a wedding or anniversary. You have shared some great ideas with us to , so thankyou. The card looks very elegant with the silver card and silver embossed pattern on the ovals. A really pretty buckle card Sue !! Are you going to bring us some lovely soft silver card to go with the soft gold card ? I do really hope so. Happy crafting to all. Lots of love Tres x x x

lou said...

WOW wonderful card x

lou said...

WOW wonderful card x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous silver anniversary card. So unique and suitable for wedding cards too.

Laura O said...

fab card ,simple but so nice .Laura O

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
1st let me say a big thankyou for emailing me back.this card is a stunning card even my family who also was watching the shows commented on this when it was shown they said how nice it was see you are rubbing off on everyone in my household lol.. hugs sarah xx

cats said...

Morning!I think this card is a winner for everyone,stunning!!...Christine xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely stunning card Sue, just in time for my parents' anniversary. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card looks very posh and expensive. Would also make a great wedding card.
Alison B. x

Marianna Hammer said...

Fantastic card!!!

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card. Love everything!

minx said...

Hi Sue, this has to be one my favourites ! so elegant,I love eveything xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I remember this one from your show, it is really beautiful.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Janice Wallace said...

Hi Sue, hoped this would be on your blog so I could see it in detail. It's gorgeous. Perfect for wedding or anniversary. It's just SO different.
Janice W

Clarissa said...

Simply stunning!!
Clarissa.X

yorkie said...

Ohh Sue
What a lovely card. I think it is beautiful
I love the way you have combined the dies and the stamp sets it of to perfection
Take Care Sue
Theresa x

SerenePolly said...

Hello Sue

Another stunning card. I am thinking of adapting this as my husband's Christmas card.

Take care.

Christine
x

CraftyJo said...

So inventive! It's wonderful.

Sonia Jones said...

WOW I live this card it's stunning. Hugs Sonia x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a stunningly beautiful card I love it, what a clever idea to cut off centre the ovals.
Margaret corgi owner

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card, so delicate, i dont know how you come up with these ideas.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday at Ali-Pali.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Melanie said...

What a beautiful card, thank you for putting it on here x

lynda said...

Hi Sue this is just a stunning card love it would do for wedding or engagement pretty silver.
Hugs Lynda Brock.xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Utterly stunning. I have nothing more apt in my vocabulary that comes close to expressing my thoughts on this gorgeous creation. It is elegant, original and so beautifully composed. Just like Mary Poppins 'practically perfect in every way'.

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! xx

weefortune said...

Beautiful Card Sue, Elaine x

Susan White said...

What a pretty anniversary card - lovely! Thanks Susan

rovianne said...

Just stumbled across your blog. Love it! What a great cards you make and thanks so much for all the fabulous tutorials.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Oh Sue this is a fabulous card, it is really beautiful. I have just been asked for 2 Golden Wedding cards and will try this for the main one. Many thanks for sharing

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Macca said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, what a lovely idea for a sliver wedding anniversary card. There is not a lot of choice out in the high street, so I think I might make a few just like your one.
I love the way you off set the dies on one side. Brilliant .xxx
3 more sleeps until ally pally.......I can't wait. Xx

Love Karen. M

Jackie Meechan said...

What a gorgeous card a must try. I saw this on TV and thought it was beautiful as well.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Carole Z said...

Sue this is stunning! It would be especially lovely for silver wedding, Carole Z xx

loftylass said...

Such a stunning card Sue - I intend to make it in gold for a friends anniversary - you keep coming up with stunning ideas!! tfs
Hugs
Heather w
x

Howdy said...

Very pretty sue. Well done

Helen Barker said...

Stunning.Would be great for engagement or wedding too.
Helen Bx

Pearl said...

Another fab card Sue and so different to usual anniversary cards, I must give it a try!

Craftihappiness to you Sue, love from Pearl

Jill Liddle said...

A very stunning card today. Absolutly beautiful.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a truly stunning card today!! Love Sam xxx

Barbara said...

Perfect card for a wedding/anniversary, really pretty!!!

Vivi Morais said...

Perfect card, Sue!!! Congrats!!!

3362 Jan said...

Ooooo!! just love this card.Must try this. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. x

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful

Vie
x

Janice K said...

This makes a gorgeous anniversary card (or wedding come to that), classy and elegant. x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

How do you constantly come up with such stunning designs everyday. Whatever it is, bottle it! it's worth a fortune. Like I said stunning card and fab ways of using the dies.

Kind regards. :-)

Tina X

Craftychris said...

ooh wow! This is absolutely amazing! So blingy! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the rings stamped and die cut. A very unusual card design but very effective.
Veronique L

Maggie said...

I really love this card and would really love to receive it for our anniversary. Wow - it makes a huge statement and looks just so clever.
Thank you so much. xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, this is s huge WOW card. Amazing! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue
A stunning card great for weddings too well any occasion with a change of colours. I'm also glad you posted this card as I would like to recreate it. The stamp is lovely it adds interest and texture to the card. Just beautiful. I wish I could go to ally pally but it's to far away unfortunately. Congrats Karen!
Kayleigh B xxx

Steve rawles said...

What a sensational result. Your ideas are such a help to other crafters, thank you for sharing.

jeffrey bubbles said...

Brilliant card today Sue. Just ordered the new Dilights and can not wait to see what you do with them soon. Kathy xxxx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Lovely lovely design, my must have list just keeps growing! Am currently on holiday in Cornwall, so won't have spare cash for a while though. Take care now, Jackie C XXX

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, absolutely stunning card. Have a great time at Ally Pally. Wish I lived nearer so I could go. Have fun and look forward to hearing about it next week. Kind regards Joanne K x

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Another gorgeous card with an amazing design xx

Jane said...

Beautiful card today Sue.

Jane xx

AnneRD said...

Simply stunning, enough said!
Anne x

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning, Sue. Love it. xx

Debra W said...

wow wow wow Sue, absolutely stunning card! Debra

Sue Dunn said...

Good evening Sue. I've just done a silver wedding card and wish I'd had your imagination. Beautiful card as always. Thanks for the email about the GC handle. Xx

Disco Queen said...

Wow Sue! I love the way you created offset ovals for your buckle card. When I first saw your card I thought you were showing off a new die set ;-) Definitely one for my inspiration wall. Hugs, Theresa x

Jean Deane said...

hi Sue, fabulous card I echo everything that's been blogged before me absolutely stunning !!!!
Hugs
Jean D

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Really pretty card today. I have so many anniversary ones to do & this is very different to what I've done, but looks so good!!! Claire xxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

An absolutely stunning card which using gold would turn it into a Golden Wedding card - red would make it Ruby Wedding.

All the cards for the show were just fantastic.

Thank you Sue.

Regards

Diana

Jan Ltc said...

Oh my I love this xx Jan

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card.

Zena McCalmont said...

This card is just stunning. I would love to receive a card like this. Keep them coming Sue. X

magpie said...

Stunning card Sue. Saw this and thought "wow!". Just beautiful and could do this in red, for ruby or gold for golden. Takes your breath away! xx Love Karen xx

Diane Mortimer said...

This card is stunning, it kind of reminds me of a lucky horseshoe! So fits well as a wedding card.

Diane from Glasgow

cmu said...

This would make a stunning silver wedding card. No other word for it!

Meg said...

Love the card Sue, I think it would work well in portrait format with a tweak to the sentiment.

Margaret O
xx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card Sue! Love your heart background embossing older. Just got it for myself, love the design.
Maybe you could do a tutorial on his card, love the interlocking ovals.
Karen Ratcliffe