Monday, 2 September 2013

Have A Fabulous Day

 Hi blog friends!  I am now on the last week here in Florida and because I am excited about getting back, I thought I would do a giveaway prize every day this week until I leave on Sunday (which will be back to the comment game giveaway as usual).  I am going to pick one name from the previous days comments and post it the very next day.  Today's winner is:

           Heather T!!!

To claim your prize, send me an email at americansue1@gmail.com

For today's card, I have used the Bargello technique for my background.  Usually I select decorative papers for this technique, but I thought I would see what it looked like with varying shades of purples.  I picked four different shades and cut them into 3/4" strips.  I reassembled them taping the strips on a piece of copy paper in order from lightest to darkest, then repeated the pattern until the page was full.  Then, I cut them across the colours in 3/4" strips again so each strip had little squares of all the colours.  I reassembled the strips again this time taping them in an up/down pattern.  I used my Tapestry embossing folder to emboss the entire background to give it texture.  For my focal element, I decided to keep it very simple so I stamped one of the decorative stamps from the Celebrations Labels One set and embossed it in white.  I cut it out with  a large Fleur de Lis Square and mounted it on the diagonal in the centre of my background.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Decorative Labels One die.  I used Dusty Concord to ink it while still in the die.  I mounted it on the diagonal as well and added some flatback pearls to the corners of the background and the die cuts.  I finished the card with a double white pierced mat.  It could be easily dressed up with flowers or other embellishments if desired.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7" in size.  Don't forget to leave a comment and then check back tomorrow to see if your name has been drawn!  All for now, Sue x







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Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card today love the tapestry folder .
Hugs
Jean D

Pam said...

Love the card, very fresh looking. Have a great last week in Florida.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card as usual. Fab background so affective, will defiantly have a go at this. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida.
Kayleigh B xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card and these
are just my colours this is definately a must try enjoy your last week,
hope your mum is good give her all our love
but we will be glad to see you back.
Nancyd xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card I really like this Bargello technique would like to give this a try.

Enjoy your time in Florida please give our love and best wishes to your Dear Mum.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

mags said...

Really love the background on this one. So effective and doesn't sound too complicated. Enjoy your last week in Florida.
Mags
x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you another lovely card, enjoy the rest of hols. Cannot wait to see you back on tv take care Kitty

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card Sue, the colours are great.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Hope you are having a good time in Florida this card is stunning love what you have done with the background must try this out thank you tracy w x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous I must try this technique. Enjoy your last week in Florida. Thank you for being so generous with the prizes this week. Love Jackie

Rosie said...

A lot of work in this card, but the result is worth it.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a fabulous card which could be used for many occasions. Enjoy time with your Mum this week, we are all looking forward to your return - you have been missed
Hugs
Carol xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love the background - I think it will be more difficult than it looks to do the cutting! My favourite colours!
Best wishes
Anne

Cee Bee said...

I so love the look of this card but it sounds so complicated to make the background, I might give it a try tho' because it would be very versatile depending on the papers used.
Well done Heather on your win
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card, think I might have to give the background technique a go, it looks great!
Enjoy your last week in Florida.
Gail C x

nuttinanni said...

so beautiful, just love the check design. Enjoy your last week in Florida Cheryl xxx

Eemeli said...

Wow! The background looks stunning!
Have a great last week in Florida.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - really effective. Where does time go ehh? only 1/3 of 2013 left - 'C' is on its way. I'd better start those C Cards soon then! Enjoy your week
Rgs
Clare W

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, you make it sound soooo easy! I have tried this technique......and it didn't look half as good as yours! But it is a very pretty card, and I may just have another go! :) Thanks, Sue. Jo xx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a fabulous card i love how you have done yhe background. It is such a clean looking card. Ive got a baby card to do today and i think it would be nice in pastel colours. Lookforward to seeing you back over here. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Marion Bull said...

Lovely idea, so simple and effective. Love this card. Enjoy the rest of your time away
Marion B x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A very effective background and the tapestry folder really stands out.
Enjoy your last week in Florida - that means Ally Pally just around the corner - yippee..
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card - love the colours. I also use this technique at times - brilliant for using up leftover strips. HOWEVER, your results look much better - no joints to be seen at all! Ah well, I'll just have to keep practising!
Enjoy your last week over the pond.
Hugs, Rose

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a brilliant start to my day, first I won the draw (thank you so much), then you are coming home next week Yay! Enjoy your last week in Florida with your Mom give her my love. I love doing this technique I can't remember where you've shown this before was it your DVD? I haven't embossed it though so must try that because it looks great. Also I haven't done it using plain card only patterned paper. Thanks for your good wishes Carol B.
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to Heather T.
This background is really lovely, it looks 'woven', I love it.
Have a lovely week in Florida, hope your Mom is keeping well, she will miss you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Little crafter said...

A lovely simple looking card it's lovely ! Enjoy the rest of ur time in Florida xx

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Sue, I love this effect, I did the same technique a while ago then embossed the whole thing.
Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida and safe journey back.
Elizabeth S
xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely background, so glad you went with the less is more basis for the topper its just perfect.
Donna Jones

auscrafts said...

love this Sue, colours are pretty

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the patchwork background.
The embossing is very effective.
Veronique L

TDQ Karen said...

great background technique, love the effect. Have a wonderful last week xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I really like the background- it's something I'll really have to try. It looks so effective but I have a feeling that mine probably won't look so good!i love the card as a whole with the understated topper. Have a great last week in Florida with your mam and have a safe trip back.

Helen said...

Love that background. Could come in useful for a wedding card I need to make for my niece, purple is her colour xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the background, enjoy your last week in Florida, looking forward to seeing you back, I am getting ready for my daughter Jessica to go back to school tomorrow the holidays have gone very quick, need to get my Christmas cards finished.
Congratulations to the winner
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

christineb said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card, colours are my favourite, very effective , have a great day.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love the technique for this card.

Pretty card. X

Carolyn Bell said...

Hi Sue , what a lovely technique, this would be great for a man's card too, love the colours, love Carolyn x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the look of this card, especially the embossing. Great technique for male cards too. Enjoy your last week in Florida and look forward to seeing you soon.
YvonneMayxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous idea, a great card, love the purples. Oooh chances of a Sue giveaway. B x

hollyberry said...

Great card today and love the background and the tips on the technique.Hope you have a wonderful last week out in Florida.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue I think this card is very effective the background is stunning and has given me a good idea for a male birthday card.

Enjoy your last week of holiday although I can't wait to see you back on our screens.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this technique it can look great in a variety of shades. Enjoy your last week in Florida.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

englishrose897 said...

Great card today love the background, great technique. Enjoy your week in the sunshine. Sally

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the background and colours you have used.
xx hazel

Crafty Kitten said...

Stunning card Sue. Absolutely love the background as purple is my fave colour!! Gorgeous card.
xxxxxxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, love the background too! Love Jean xxx

Kathyk said...

Hope you've enjoyed your time in Florida and have been making the most of the 40% discount coupons for Michaels and Joanns and Hobbylobby!! Hope your purchases will all fit in your case for the return home ..... if not then leave them for me, I'll be there soon!

Your bargello card is fabulous, super colours

Kathyk

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a wonderful card and love the embossing folder. Hope you have enjoyed time in Florida and looking forward to seeing you back. You have been missed so much. Safe journey.

Love June
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue ideal background for male cards- a must try technique
Denise X

TOB said...

Like this technique very much, will be giving this one a go. hugs x

kimberley said...

The background has been very effective and you could use any sentiment or die with it.Enjoy the rest of your stay but really looking forward to having you back!take care,x.

Anonymous said...

Love the background and embossing, Sue,and marvel at how you do it so perfectly - a fab card.
Best wishes to your Mom and enjoy your last few days - it will be good to have you back!!

'P' in Wales

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful crad in gorgeous colours! Will have to try it. Hope you enjoy your last week in Florida, we will be glad to get you back though. Congratulations to Heatheron the daily prize, that is very kind Sue. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful technique and so effective! Hope you enjoy your last week in Florida....we cannot wait to see you back on our screens! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

karenlotty said...

I love it Fantastic technique really must try this one Great fr all ages & occasions And just lately you're using all if my favourite colours

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue a beautiful and lovely card. I love the different shades of purple of the background and this card can be for a male too. Have a lovely time in florida.

Sarah h

Anne Crawford said...

Thank you so much for my win yesterday, I didn't find out until this morning as my iPad was down.
I have never heard of Bargello, but strangely enough my one and only attempt at quilting (a table runner ) I made using oddments of curtains from previous homes (fond memories ) so I must give this a try on a card as it looks amazing!

Mo said...

Hi Sue - I love making tapestry type cards since I quilt as well as making cards, so your card today has given me great ideas. Thanks very much. Looking forward to seeing you back with your demos.
Luv M

darcydaydream said...

wow what a fab background. Yet another technique to try.
Christine in Darcy....xx

LesleyW said...

Love the card and must try this technique myself. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida.

LesleyW said...

Love the card and must try this technique myself. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Goodness what a lot of work in this card!
Enjoy your last week at home , the weather is cooler now, and feeling Autumnal, which I love..... soon the leaves will be changing colour too!
This card is a labour of love for whoever receives it Sue!
LoveMarg

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I like the varying shades of Lilac/Purple that you have used and because it is a plain cardstock it shows the embossing folder up well. Today's card reminds me of a patchwork quilt that i had been eyeing up for my wee girls room when she was going through the "I hate pink stage, you know its purple mummy". Now we're up to the age of 21 and back in pink for everything.
Hope you are having a great time back at your American home, but we will be so happy to see you back home on this side of the Atlantic.
Well done to yesterdays winner and i know you will love your prize just as i did. Thank you Sue for giving your devotees that gift of your inspiration and talent.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

cebelica said...

Very nice card. I like the background. Hugs! xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card I have done lots of this background with fabric but not card and paper so must try this out.
Enjoy your week with your special no.1 lady do hope she is well.
Margaret corgi owner

snowqueen62 said...

I really love this technique. I tried the quilting from your tutorial and it looks fabulous so must give this a go. Enjoy your last week in Florida and safe journey back.
Hugs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything about this card. The background looks a fab way to use up all my odd bits of paper & great for mans cards in different colours. Really will have to try this. Can't wait for your return so enjoy your last week.
Beverley W

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love this card, must give this technique a try. The embossing is fab. Enjoy your week in Florida, pass our love to your mum and looking forward to having you back.
Congrats to Heather T.
Have a great day everyone.
hugs June xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, I have tried this technique but it was just awful and ended up in the bin, will have to have another go.
It will be lovely to see you back on the TV but I'm sure your mum will miss you. Enjoy your last week.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, love the Bargello technique, will have to try that one.Really nice card, suitable for lots of occasions, yay! Thanks for doing the giveaways, very generous.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

So, So pretty. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

KraftyKazKardz said...

Love the purple tones. Been meaning to try bargello with all the offcuts I've been saving and feel more inspired seeing this. Have a wonderful last week in Florida.

Cdteach said...

Just love this technique and using plain colours has given it a real patchwork feel.
Enjoy your last few days in Florida and see you at Ally Pally in a few weeks.

Jan

Jean Johnston said...

What an interesting technique for your background to this card. I am sure many of us will be rushing off to try this and using up those left overs we just can't throw away.
Hope you have a safe journey back Sue.

Debbie Tinks said...

Fab card Sue x happy crafting.
safe trip home at the end of the week.

gwen70 said...

brilliant card today Sue,looks a lot of work assembling the background

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Interesting card today,but looking at that background close up its super. What else would we expect ???
Audrey x

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, I love this card as it's sparked all sorts of ideas in my head. I've seen you do the Bargello technique before but you've jogged my memory and made me want to try it myself. This is a beautiful card and I'm already planning a male version, just a shame that the housework has to be done first! x

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card and the background is brilliant and no big bow insight yeh!.
Marion H

Jean Z said...

love the card and the colours I have just bought the tapestry folder s I will have a go at this love Jean Z xx

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WHAT A DISTINCTIVE BACKGROUND FOR THE
CARD. I THINK IT'S FAB. VERY FRESH.
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE TIME IN FLORIDA.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous background and card. Enjoy your last week over there. Emma

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
what an amazing technique. I've never heard of it before but must give it a try.
Love the card in my favourite colour palette.
Enjoy this week with your Mum.
Best wishes
Ang x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue and a lovely card to start the week. Putting the newly formed patterned card through the embossing folder makes such a difference, an idea for using up spare pieces of card I think!! have a good week, love from Jackie D

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Great technique, must give it a try, thank you x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Fabulous card, looks very affective, love all the shades of Purple.

Enjoy your last week.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie Jxxx

Susan Elwood said...

Lovely shades of lilac and purple-they go well together.

Anonymous said...

Sue
Love this card and the colour combination. The embossing folder you used is really nice - will be on my wish list. This would make a very good 'Gents' card. Thanks for the inspiration and your genorosity. Enjoy your last week in Florida.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Maryann Laursen said...

Hi Sue, what an awesome card here again, sooo cool for a male card I think.
Please enjoy your last time in Florida, before heading back here to all the cold and rain LOL.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I am going to make 1 just like this today but I will have to use an alt larger sqaure as I don't have the new one yet.
Safe journey.
Auntie Cake

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Im just doing a catch up ,have been absent this weekend with our 50th Wedding Anniversary party and renewing our wedding vows .

You have done some beautiful cards you never let us down
I especially like the background of todays card ,enjoy your last week in Florida

Elaine H X

Laura O said...

Just got my a4 embossing folders this morning and am looking forward to trying them out .Fab card today .Laura O

scofessex said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous card

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card great background, received my embossing folders on Friday but not used them yet! Will certainly be giving this a try. Have a great last week in Florida it will be good to have you back. Take care, Jess x

Gail said...

Very effective technique and a luvly finished effect (not sure I would have the patience though) but luv it xx really good for a male card in blues etc xx GailT xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fantastic card today !! I really love it all. I have never heard of the Bargello technique before but it looks great. I really love the shades of purple/ lilac you have used to. I love the fleur de lis square which is on my wish list. This is a great card for a man maybe in different shades of blues or autum browns, just beautiful. I will definately be trying this one. Thanks for sharing another great technique. Enjoy your last week with your Mum. Lots of love Tres x x x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fantastic card today !! I really love it all. I have never heard of the Bargello technique before but it looks great. I really love the shades of purple/ lilac you have used to. I love the fleur de lis square which is on my wish list. This is a great card for a man maybe in different shades of blues or autum browns, just beautiful. I will definately be trying this one. Thanks for sharing another great technique. Enjoy your last week with your Mum. Lots of love Tres x x x

sharon said...

Hi Sue, Another fabulous day with an equally fabulous card. I love the check backround, it's very effective. Depending on the colours used it could be used in a myriad of situations. Hope that you are back on our screens soon.
Sharon K. x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Ooh fabulous card and have to admit I haven't seen the bargello technique before. Love the colours you have used too.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue. I love this technique and can't wait to have a go, especially as I have all your lovely embossing folders to use too. It makes a really great background and could set off a lot of different toppings.
x Carole N

redfox said...

Wow I love this card! I adore purple, and the background is so clever. It looks so perfect, pretty sure mine wouldn't look anywhere near as good. A case of practise makes perfect I think! Thanks for the inspiration. Love Sarah

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, love the card featuring patchwork which was my passion before I got hooked into cardmaking. As the swallows will be moving on from here we are looking forward to an exotic bird from Florida moving back to our shores...HOORAH!!lol Mabex

Carol Yates said...

Morning Sue, great card, so crisp looking.
Carol.x

Craftyhugs said...

Such a stunning card! Love the background as it just finishes the card of beautifully! Colours are just fab. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week sue.
Hugs xx

vivjose said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely fresh-looking card, just my kind of colours. Enjoy your last week in Florida, really looking forward to having you back.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another great card today. I have seen the Bargello technique before but have never tried it, but looking at the fabulous results I think I may give it a go. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

foxyg said...

Fab card Sue. Love the technique.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Loving this card especially as I have just started quilting classes. Fab colour scheme for a quilt.

Oh to be in Florida right now. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Hopefully see you on C&C soon.

Diana

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Card - great colour combination.
Phil D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I know of this technique from my sewing days but never knew it had such a posh name!! Great card again. Hugs, Carol S.xx

hotpotato said...

Goodness you've been away ages, looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally later in the month.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. WOW, what a lot of work but oh so worth it. beautiful.

Love Val x

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue

I loved this the first time I saw this on your DVD and had forgotten about it. It is so effective!

Enjoy Florida!

Christine
xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, great card, would suit really well for a male card too with little change.

Congratulations to Heather.

Make the most of your last week,
hugs Lynn

Lacelady said...

Late here today, (been painting my house outside!) I'm glad I still managed to get here, I love your blue bargello.

Diane Mortimer said...

Sue, Sue, Sue!

This card is so incredibly fantabulously deliciously amazingly awesome!

You have done so many cards and I am amazed every day when you have a new look on a card, how do you do it? My cards tend to all have the same feel even though I try and mix it up but your cards are out of this world and it is a real treat and pleasure when I look on your blog each time!

As always, you are a (not so hidden). treasure and we all appreciate your hard work and dedication to us and the crafty goodness you bring us.

Hope you are well, lots of hugglles (my merging of hugs and cuddles :-)

Diane from Glasgow xx

Jill Liddle said...

Gorgeous card today Sue. Absolutely love the colours. Purples and lilacs are my faves.

Jan.moogie said...

Love the background and the card is fab.x

CraftyJo said...

I love purple :) and this card is fab

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a great card. Really like the Bargello technique.

Anonymous said...

Love the Background, hadn't thought about trying this. Think I will have a go on some Xmas cards I'm making today.
Oh and what I would do to be in Florida right now, Orlando, Clearwater, cocoa Beach or the Keys would be good. And all those Craft shops would obviously get visited to!!!
Enjoy the rest of your time there, say hi to Mickey if you see him x

Liz Hardman

Janice said...

Love this card Sue, especially the background.Janicex

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today real nice colours love the back ground.carnt wait till you back oh the joys.hope your family are all well.hugs sarah xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a lovely idea and fingers crossed for the giveaways this week. It'll be good to have you back in the UK but make the most of your week with your family. xx

Sara Goodwin said...

What a beautiful card sue - I have someone in mind for tihs one already - Make the most of your last week in Florida xx

lynda said...

Good morning Sue I love the background gorgeous I will try this Technique lovely colours lovely card.enjoy the rest of your trip.
I Would love to visit those fab craft shops in the U S.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a fantastic background it sets the whole card off nicely. Will have to experiment with that technique and buy more embossing folders to help me with.
Alison B. x

Mac Mable said...

How clever are you? Fabulous technique and love the colours. Thanks for sharing. Beverley x

CraftyJen said...

Hi Sue

Love the background for this card - will certainly try this myself.
Jen

Victoria said...

I love this technique for creating your own paper and the embossing on top of it seems to hold it all together seamlessly. Lovely colours too.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue super card love the color's I do not think I would be patient enough to make this card.It all gels so well and I love the Die.
Smiles
Ita

June Fletcher said...

Another great creation Sue

Smiles

June

Elaine said...

Love this style and colour. Brilliant x

Clai01 said...

Enjoy your final week in Florida Sue, and looking forward to you coming back to the UK!
Fab card and stunning background.

Pauline A said...

Brilliant news to start off the beginning of the week... that you're coming back to us very soon. Great to see you using the fleur de liz die as this was the very first die that I bought and I love using it. Now I know what to do with all my narrow card offcuts....make my background. So, thanks for today's card Sue and enjoy your last week Hugs Pauline A x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LIKE THE EMBOSSING PATTERN.LOOKS SO CLEAN AND FRESH THIS CARD. YEP A WINNER FOR ME.
HOPE YOU HAVE A FABULOUS DAY TOO X
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Margie said...

Beautiful card as usual, I like Pauline A, have this die and use it all the time, I just love its ornate edges.
Thank you again for your inspiration
Margie x

Lisa said...

Afternoon Sue
A lovely card that makes great use of two lovely Spellbinders.
Lisa x

Sue Dunn said...

Good afternoon Sue. This card is fab. Love the technique and the colours. Can't wit to see you back on our screens. Xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

I love the Bargello technique Sue, I just can never do it right. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Covgal said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, that could easily adapt for males according to colours chosen. Enjoy your time Florida. Look forward to seeing you on C& C soon. Lviv Covgal x

Annie said...

Lovely card, Sue - will have to try the technique, thanks as always for your great and never-ending ideas and inspiration! Hope we have some sunshine left for,you to come back to! Travel safely and enjoy your last week in the US.
Hugs Annie

Helen Barker said...

Love this technique,it looks stunning.Will have to give this a go.Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida.
Helen Bx

Pearl said...

Wow what a fab card Sue and I was so surprised at how you have made it. It doesn't look like the paper was cut first.

craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

weefortune said...

Lovely Card Today Sue. xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Also excited that you're coming back! You have been missed - especially on tv. Love the look of this card. Quite a bit of 'faff' with the Bargello technique, but worth it I'd say. The simple topper is just right. Enjoy your final week.
Sue

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

This looks very complicated, but hey ho.

Have a lovely week, best wishes to all you are leaving behind, i expect they will miss you like we do.

Generous thought for the giveaway, great.

Safe journey home,

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, really effective..thank you for your generous giveaways and enjoy your last week in Florida..and guess what? While you are coming back, I am looking forward to heading to California next week! Yay!! Carole Z X

cats said...

Lovely card Sue.The background is great but I know if I tried this I would have very wonky lines!! :D.It will be god to see you back...christine xx

Chris Kelly said...

Hi Sue I visit your blog every day. There is always something to inspire. Love this card for it's elegant simplicity.
X Chris Kell

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Great background on this card, really draws attention. xx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Terrific card and a new technique for me to try. I love the use of 4 different shades of purple. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

loftylass said...

Ooh how clever Sue. Very striking and I love the colours - must try this technique. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida with your mum and have a safe journey home. Looking forward to your show on the 15th.
Hugs
Heather W
x

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Just love this,a bit like quilting. Those colours are super.
Have a jolly good week. Lookinf forward to seeing you again. Hugs. Jan. x

Natasha said...

Great card sweetie, love the colours and effect of the background technique. TFS. Hugs xNx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Really like this Bargello technique makes a fantastic background for your card. Enjoy your last week in Florida , I am returning home from holiday in France sad to leave the sun behind
Best wishes, Pat

Chris Curry said...

Love, love, love, this card. Have seen bargello in a craft stamper magazine and been meaning to try it. You inspire Sue, and even better I have all the dies you have used, and the embossing folder. Fantastic. Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens. Xx

Chris Curry said...

Love, love, love this card. I have seen bargello in a craft stamper magazine and been meaning to try it. You inspire Sue, thank you. I also have all the dies and embossing folder you have used, that must be an omen. Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens. Xxx

nutcake said...
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nutcake said...

Hi Sue

Very dramatic and eye catching!

Hazel x

Christine Linnett said...

Hi Sue, Been away from crafting for a while x shoulder injury x couldnt keep away any longer and what a beautiful card to greet my return x love the patchwork effect x Hugs christine Linnett xx

Kate's Cards said...

Have a great time in Florida!
Love the card!

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous Card Sue! I love the Bargello technique. Looking forward to having you back with us. Theresa x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card as usual. Fab background, will have to try this one. Hope your having a lovely time in Florida.

Jane said...

This one looks a little complicated for my liking, lol

Jane xx

Dawn said...

Another lovely card, the checker board background looks great I will try and remember to give it a go, especially embossing it too. I really like the purple combo. Safe journey back next week x

Sandybee said...

A lovely card Sue and a very generous idea to give one away each day this week

xx Sandra

minx said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, and the checker background really sets it of, and I love those colours together Hugs May xx

Steve Rawles said...

Hi Sue,

Such a beautiful card. I learnt this technique at a class but had forgotten just how striking the outcome can be. Thanks for the reminder of the technique and for all your lovely cards. An inspiration everyday!

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Gorgeous colour scheme here. Love purple. That background looks so good especially with that embossing folder used for texture. I wasn't sure I liked it before, but now I've seen it used its really pretty. The dies look simple & effective layered that way. Thanks for sharing Sue :-) Claire x

Dawn said...

Wow Sue, this is lovely, my fav colours - it would go perfectly with the words of the Poem
WARNING
"When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves etc" by Jenny Joseph

A simple card but it looks wonderful - & l have the folder too. Thank you for making us think outside the box again today. Hugs Dawn

Karen said...

Hi Sue,
So glad to be back online again after computer problems. Just catching up on your cards over the past few days. Love the technique you have used today. Love the colours - purple is my favourite.
luv
Karen xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great embossing folder. Love the technique and the colours.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, I haven't tried the Bargello technique it looks great and willI certainly be giving it a try. Today's card is gorgeous - thank you for all your inspiring Ideas.
Enjoy the rest of your time across the Pond, hope mum is well. Love Brenda Lel xxx

Marion Turner said...

HI Sue
A fabulous card love the background
looks a bit difficult but may have have try. Enjoy your last week but will be glad to see you back.
Love Marion x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the background. You have really been missed!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is utterly gorgeous! Fab techniques and fab colours. I love it! Looking forward to seeing you on our screens again. Thank you for sharing.

diane nemeth said...

Hello Sue . My mother introduced me to C&C whilst I was recovering from a car accident my first purchase was the grand calibur since then I have purchased many many spellbinder dies and embossing folders i look at your blog daily and truly amazed at your creativity and find it inspiring as does my daughter who is completely hooked couldnt think of anything else I would rather purchase. Safe journey home kind regards Diane Nemeth x

jeffrey bubbles said...

The background is really great as is the card Sue. Look forward to seeing you back on tv soon Kathy xxxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, great card, really love the background!!! Enjoy your last week, will be fab to have you back at last!!! Love Sam xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card with an unusual background. Thank you for all the interesting techniques you show us. Looking forward to see you back on our screens soon.

magpie said...

Love the card Sue. Thank you, (as always!) for reminding us of this great technique! The shade of colours are lovely and just give you the options of other different colours that you can use like yellow and orange, pinks and blues. Love the dies too. Talking of which, I've just become one the luckiest ladies in the world (although I did cry a bit!). I had a delivery not long ago of 19 Spellbinder dies and 8 m-bossibility folders.....my husband sneakily ordered them for me! Well, I think that's Christmas and birthdays sorted now, for a few years at least! Lol! I did find a four leaf clover though last Sunday too....Enjoy your last week in Florida and we'll look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for your generosity Sue and good luck to everyone! Congratulations Heather on winning your prize! xx Love Karen xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Enjoy your last week in the sunshine, I like this card, looks interesting to do.
Love Jackie C XXX

nikkib said...

wow thats gone so fast..... hope you have enjoyed your time over there with your Mum..... loving the card today, still havent tried this technique but its on my list to do.....

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, apologies for being awol for a few days. Have been a bit under the weather. What a lovely surprise today to find you are doing giveaways. That's very generous of you. Love todays card. It reminds me of a previous card you did in a patchwork layout. Love it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Maria I said...

I love the colours of this card but unsure if I would have the patience to create the background xx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue. love the Bargello technique for the background. Lovely colours and design. Hope your mom is OK and you are not too sad to leave her and come back here. I know where I would prefer to be.

Wilma x x x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, lovely card thought about trying this the last time I saw it but I am not good with cutting and straight lines etc..... Have your lovely embossing folder, got it in Aberdeen.

Safe journey back and love to your Mum

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous job with that background, enjoy your last week

sued99 said...

I do like this idea. Will have to have a go at this.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue another way to make a lovely card. X

Ciara said...

Lovely card, well done x

Tricia said...

This technique is new to me, must give it a try - wonder if I'll have the patience! The card would be suitable for so many occasions and both genders - another winner then.

Alison Scott said...

Love the bargello, love the embossing it even more. It kind of joins it all together. Great card as always.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Fantastic Card Sue!

I love the background, it's so effective and I like those colours together.

Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida, have a great last week.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Doreen said...

Just love this card - one to try, very 'patchwork'.
Doreen x

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Love the card it's certainty one to try.
Will be so looking forward to seeing your demos on C/C you are definitely an inspiration,especially to me
Hugs
Sue XXX

Janice Wallace said...

Hi Sue, just catching up on this weeks posts since I have been busy. WOW, you have shown us some stunning cards and I love this one. (Must try this background) Do you have a HUGE box of cards at your house?
Janice W

janet said...

Love this bargello technique. It'd look lovely on Christmas cards too. Thanks for the inspration.
Janet ( from Kent)

nannapat said...

Effective background Sue, a lovely card. Enjoy your final week in Florida - I'm looking forward to seeing you on Tool Shed later this month. Pat x

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