Sunday, 1 September 2013

Love You

 Happy Sunday morning all!  Here's a hold out from February (thought I had posted it, but it is no where to be found!)  This is from the Heartfelt Creations shows featuring the Timeless Amour die set.  I used taupe, soft gold and black with a touch of Persian Dawn gilding flakes for a bit of the glam.  I started by simply cutting the corner detail out of my taupe card.  This die has an outside cutting edge that can be used with it, but I just wanted the insert detail for my corners.  I cut two of the  Decorative Lace Borders (still one of my favourite border dies!) out of soft gold card. I cut the bottom lattice section off of the second one, matted it with black card and mounted it on foam pieces before adding back atop the border.   I used some black seam binding to weave through the middle of it.  I tied a messy bow and added a black Dazzler to the centre with some stick pins.  I stamped my sentiment (from Justrite stamps) and cut it out with the heart cutting edge die.  I used the insert to emboss the pattern over the sentiment for detail and tucked the edge under my Dazzler.  For my focal element, I covered a piece of black card with a self adhesive sticky sheet and die cut the large heart from the set.  The outer lace edge cuts separately from the inside heart so I decided to gild the lace edge with Persian Dawn gilding flakes.  For the inside heart, I covered it with micro beads for texture.  I glued the pieces to the centre of my card above the border.  I decided to add a 3D element to my heart.  I gilded a piece of card that was large enough to cut three of the smaller lattice hearts from.  I folded them in half and glued them back to back at the folds.  I glued the two back halves to the centre of my card inside the larger heart.  These can easily fold flat to mail too.  I added a thin black mat to the entire piece before adding a double mat cut from soft gold card which I pierced the inner mat to frame and finish my card.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.

Now for the weekly comment game winners.  This week's winners are:
Carole Jeffery!!!
Lynda Brock!!!
Anne Crawford!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x









116 comments:

Pam said...

Such a beautiful card, very elegant.

Sam Smithard said...

Sue as always this is a Tremendous Card it ticks all the Boxes, but then there's never a day goes by when I'm not in "Awe" of your work.
hugs Sam x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, this is just so elegant, I love it!
Congratulations to the winners. Love Jean xxx

Jan.moogie said...

An elegant card Sue and it has given me an idea for a wedding card I have to make so thank you.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Not sure about this card ,I don't know why, just not my cup of tea.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant. I am always amazed when I visit your blog, your ideas blow me away on a daily basis.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, A beautiful card using my favourite border as well.
Little changes, this could be used for many occasions
Have a Great Day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
I like the focal image (love gilding flakes)any I like the ribbon, threaded and then tied.
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Lots of clever ideas again, Sue, but sad to say this very busy card is not one for me. It's so rarely that your cards don't 'hit the spot' so please forgive!

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

Love the guilded heart

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card. I like the 3d heart as the focal point. I bought the Timeless Amour bundle when you demo'd it earlier in the year and I use it a lot. So helpful for the heart outline and inner lattice to be separate.
Best wishes
Anne O

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you not sure maybe different colours congrats to winners take care Kitty

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful and elegant card. Love the black and taupe. Love the guided and 3D hearts.
Have a great days and congratulations to the winners.

Love June
xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card love the colours you have used you are so cleaver thank you foe sharing you passion with us thank you Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Love the gilded hearts. Mabex

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card, love the colours

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this one - it's the hubby's 2014 Valentines Day card I am thinking.
Rgs
Clare W

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW this is gorgeous Sue. I just love all the golddetails you´ve given this one and that the heart is made with 3D effect gives it some more interest too.
Congrats to all the lucky winners this week too, please enjoy your prizes girls, but I´m sure you will.

Janice K said...

Good Morning Sue, a stunning card which is very opulent and would be fantastic for weddings or golden anniversaries. x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very glam gift for the 1st Sept. The colour scheme is a delight and the format very very elegant. What a wedding/Anniversary/Rememrance card this would make and I defy anyone not to love receiving today's gift.
Won't be seeing you tomorrow as I start back today for the UK and sail tomorrow so it will be Tuesday and already looking forward to it.
Janet x ps congrats to the lucky winners - enjoy your goodies.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card love these dies and the gilding flakes just
makes them pop I have this border
but don't use it very much must get it
out. congrats to all the winners.
Nancyd xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! I love everything about today's card. The soft gold is my favourite of all the gold card, is there a soft silver available anywhere? I have the matching stamp of the lace border die and that is as pretty as the die. I like that the hearts fold flat for postage (a lot of people ask me to make cards that will not cost a lot to post). So with micro beads, gilding flakes, soft gold card and the heartfelt die I am certainly doing the happy dance this morning lol congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD IT IS JUST SO
ELEGANT.THE COLOURS GO SO WELL
TOGETHER.I JUST WISH I HAD HALF OF
YOUR TALENT.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry to say this is not for me, I think perhaps it's a bit too busy for my taste. Though I do love the colours you have used they go so well together.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the dramatic look of this black and gold card.
Alison B. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great texture and love all the weaving. Congrats to the winners

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Black and gold make a statement , on the busy side for me!
But yet again a very clever card!
Gail C x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. A really stunning card on this lovely Sunday morning. I have the die set and it really is a dream.
Congrats to the winners.
Love Val x

Rosie said...

Another beautiful card!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Sorry but this is not for me- it's a little to busy. I do like the hearts though.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, This card is so elegant I just love all of these dies.. Anyone who received such a beautiful card would feel very very special.
Congratulations to today's winners enjoy your goodies.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I think this is a lovely card except for the lattice pieces cut from the corners. For some reason, my eye is immediately drawn to them rather than the rest of the card but that may just be me lol!
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day. x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful Gilding flakes r my fav thing to do at the mo! I love the 3d heart too Congrats 2 winners I'm now off to take part in Harefield Hosp Fun Run in memory of my son Have a great Sunday everyone

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it !! Gorgeous colours, gorgeous die-cuts, gorgeous gilding flakes, gorgeous, gorgeous bow. Stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

this is another stunning card Sue - don't know where you get all your amazing ideas from, but keep them coming! Just love using gilding flakes and it works very well on this card. Well done to all the winners and best wishes to karenlotty on her run today.
YvonneMayxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I love the Amour Die!
I haven't seen the Taupe before, its so nice with Black and your soft Gold.
Lovely card
Well done to the winners!
LoveMarg

Debs A said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card. Its so pretty and i like how soft the colours are beautiful. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. It's beautiful and I will definitely be trying this one out. I wouldn't have thought if threading te ribbon. You are laws so inspirational. Xx

Cee Bee said...

Love this card Sue, the colours go so well together I must try it
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous I always love it when you go back to older makes as I think more of us will have the dies. I too like using gilding flakes thanks to you. Enjoy the day with whatever it has in store. Love Jackie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the heart die and border, lovely card and colours.
Congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
A WOW factor card, so beautiful and elegant, just love the colours
Hugs
Carol xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow, stunning so beautiful and elegantly luxurious. What more could be needed for that extra special anniversary, just a change in colour silver, red or gold.
Margaret corgi owner

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours and design. Have a great weekend xx hazel

Oksana said...

Stunning card Sue in lovely colours!x

Jane said...

Very romantic today Sue.

Jane xx

Sonia Jones said...

Stunning card today. I love the heart. Hugs Sonia x

Sandybee said...

Oh I love this Sue, all of the colours match so well and I have everything needed to have a go at this one.

xx Sandra

Sandybee said...

Oh I love this Sue, all of the colours match so well and I have everything needed to have a go at this one.

xx Sandra

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant. x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

A stunning card, very apt for valentines day or a birthday for a loved one. Love the colour combination, very rich.

I have just started my own blog showing my hand made cards, they are no way anywhere as great as yours but just thought I would give it a go. Could you please add my blog to your list if possible. thank you.

http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card as always. Loving the gold, taupe and black together.

Love Sheila xx

gwen70 said...

Love love love it, just gorgeous

Lacelady said...

I love the 3 D heart and the way you have threaded the lace border with your ribbon.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love this card, the colours are brilliant. Like another post, would love soft silver too.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card for a Sunday, the colours work so well together. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today, love those lace borders, but I love everything about it
Audrey x

nannapat said...

Great card Sue - I love the idea of weaving the seam binding through the border die. You are just so inspirational! Pat x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I have both of these dies but as yet haven't put them together. Your ideas are just wonderful so I'll be using this one for a birthday card later this month. Thankyou for all your inspiration. Hugs Pauline A x Congrats to all of the winners. You lucky people!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, an amazing card, such stunning colours. Love it. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely stunning, I love everything about it!! I think the Timeless Amour is such a great die set. Love Sam xxx

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Stunning card really clever engineering of the die cuts making them 3D Love the gold flakes so pretty.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A very elegant card for today !! I love the colours you have used. The gilding flakes look lovely. I think maybe this card is a bit to busy for me today. (Sorry .) I still like all the elements of the card but there are just to many of them. Great ideas though and I will be trying soft gold, black and taupe card together with the gilding flakes as accent pieces. I love your messy bow and dazzler and your 3d hearts. Congrats to all the winners. Lots of love Tres x x x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a wowser! Elegant, lovely, beautiful .......... I could go on.
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

A very elegant card Sue so special love all your ideas love Jean Z xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations to the winners!!
gorgeous card Sue love the gilding on the heart, but I love the whole creation, Kate x

TOB said...

I love this card. so many different techniques and dies used. I am a real fan of the designs of your cards, you inspire me so much to "look outside the box" in my card making Thank you Sue, you are a star. hugs x

kimberley said...

Not so sure about this one Sue-think it may be a bit fussy for me,take care,x.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful and opulent card-amazing as always.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, perfect for my man, just because...thank you.
Love Jackie C XXX

Marleine said...


Morning Sue

Great card. Very sophisticated. X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Beautiful and opulant with the gilding.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, An elegant card, love the opulent gilding and the threaded ribbon. Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy ladies.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue. Love this card and the center piece is stunning. A definate 'must do' card! Have a good Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X happy crafting

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Thanks for sharing another beautiful card this morning (I really must get some of the Taupe card!) and congrats to the winners. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card today very classy love it.hugs sarah xxxxxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I am not sure about this one but love the gilded 3D heart and micro beads. Congratulations to this weeks winners. Take care.

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely today, soft gold and black are a winner, well done to the winners xxx

Crafty Nanna said...

morning Sue, great card, I like the dimensional heart.

minx said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the gilding and 3d heart lovely colours congrats to the winners xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Cracking card.

Congrats to the winners.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Susan Elwood said...

Another good one. In fact all your cards are good ones.
Sue :-)

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card- fab colour combination. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi sue love this card that soft gold is a fantastic color.
Congrats to the winners.
Enjoy your Sunday Sue.
Smiles
Ita

Jennifer Swandells said...

Very beautiful card and so very elegant. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Helen Barker said...

Very elegant.Could be adapted for so many occasions.
Helen Bx

Covgal said...

Hi Sue, you must have known that I needed inspiration for making 3 golden Anniversary cards. I recently bought the gilding flakes & haven't used them yet. I love the card, although I don't have the Amour dies I'm sure it would be adaptable with other hearts dies. Always watch your daily blog. Thank you . Lol Cov Carole x

Jill Liddle said...

This is a really beautiful card. I love everything about it. I have these dies so am definitly going to give this a go.

lynda said...

Hi Sue i absolutely love everything about this card it's stunning, beautiful and elegant.with my favorite border die i use it all the time.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx
congratulations to the other two winners

lilymay said...

I am always amazed by your beautiful creations, I just look forward every day to your emails

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
You really are trying your best to convert me to hearts aren't you. As a 'non heart' type of person I love this card it's just beautiful and I really can see why this heart die set is a favourite. I can't believe I'm saying this but I really am tempted to purchase it.
Beverley W

Lorraines Crafts said...

Wow I love this card, the colour combo is so nice & hearts perfect :-)

Lorraines Crafts said...

Wow I love this card, the colour combo is so nice & hearts perfect :-)

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THEY WAY YOIU KEEP COMING UP WITH NEW IDEAS. SMASHING 3D HEART. LOVE YOU FONT IS GREAT ON THE HEART SHAPE TAG. FAB.
CONGRATS TO YOU LUCKY WINNERS.
BORN AGIAN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Laura O said...

fab card ,so elegant.Laura O

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A lovely card Sue!

Congratulations to the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Victoria said...

So glad that you found this card Sue, it's brilliant! I've been away for 2 weeks and couldn't access your blog. Off now to catch up!

Paper Junkie said...

I just love the soft gold card and the lace border is one of my favourites too. Beautiful! X

jeffrey bubbles said...

Congratulations to the winners, I keep my fingers crossed every week that it may be me lol. This card is so elegant Sue I love the border die with the ribbon running through it. Thanks for yet another great card Kathy xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love todays card. Will be looking at last weeks posts that you did while I was away in beautiful Switzerland.

karenlotty said...

Thank you YvonneMay

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautifully made card as always, but not my cup of tea. Thank you for sharing.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love the big border with the ribbon. Great colours too.
Donna Jones

Carole Z said...

Another super card Sue! Carole Zxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! Those gilded hearts look great - I bet they're even nicer in 'the flesh'.

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue!

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

Hope your having a good time

Vie
x

magpie said...

Ooooo Sue! Such an elegant, classy card. Just stunning! The Decorative Lace borders are lovely and loving the Heart Amour set. Love the taupe, gold and black together and the gilding flakes just break it up and look beautiful. Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy your prizes! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Another lovely card :)

Abuzz With Creativity said...

I just love this card! The guilding looks gorgeous & anything with hearts on usually makes an impression. Guess I'm an old romantic?! I must order some of your soft gold card. I have plenty of card stock but every time you use this I want some! Claire xxx

Diane Mortimer said...

Hey Sue!

This card has so many cool factors, I love the whole thing, it works really well.

Diane from Glasgow xx

paul macdougall said...

Hi Sue I just love this card as I do all your designs. Keep up the good work. Regards Paul

SHARICA said...

This is absolutely lovely .. xx

Shazza said...

stunning x