Sunday, 22 September 2013

Quick And Speedy Recovery

Good Sunday morning!  Many of you know that I am away at the Ally Pally show this weekend so I have had to schedule this post much earlier in the week.  The Sunday comment game winners will be a bit delayed this week because of it.  I will do the drawings when I return on Monday and post it at the bottom of Tuesday mornings post for you so don't forget to check!  Today's card is one from the Let Your Soul Sing set by Justrite.  I used the Flake and Glitter glue and covered my branch stamp with it and stamped it on to milk coloured card a couple of times. I stamped a few butterflies from the set and a bird too.  I cleaned my stamp well by running it under the tap.  You don't want this glue to dry on your stamps.  Next I covered my stamped images with Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes and used a small piece of Rubit Scrubit pad to refine them.  You just need to rub lightly in a circular fashion and the flakes will adhere and the pad will remove the excess.  I then covered it with a piece of sticky self adhesive sheet and added micro beads over it.  I love how the gilding flakes still show through so nicely but you get the added bonus of the texture of the clear micro beads.   I added my bird and butterflies with small glue dots for dimension.  I matted the entire piece on some soft gold card and then proceeded to make an embossed background for it.  I embossed a piece of milk card with my Sea Garden embossing folder.  I matted it on soft gold card as well.  I stamped my sentiment (from Get Well Labels 20 set) and embossed it with gold powder.  I cut it out with Vintage Labels four dies and made a soft gold mat with the larger oval from the set.  I mounted this in the corner of my beaded piece.  I added a bow tied from champagne coloured silky crush ribbon and a natural jute bow beneath it.  I finished the bow with the flatback antique gold buttons that will be in stock very soon (they sent me samples and I have been using them everywhere as they are gorgeous!)  I added three large flatback pearls to the background as embellishments.  Finally, a double milk mat finished the card and I added Pearl PVA glue dots around the edge.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x









156 comments:

Pam said...

Such a gorgeous card, change the sentiment and suitable for any occasion.

Anonymous said...

Another elegant card. Will have a try at this technique. Thanks for sharing.
JazzaC x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
What a very sweet card today...

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
beautiful card thank you take care Kitty

Rosie said...

What another lovely card. I have the stamp set ordered as I love its silhouettes. Hope you are enjoying your weekend at Ally Pally.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely. Bring on those buttons!
Rgs
Clare W

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue. x

Beth Peake said...

How pretty is this. I sometimes get a block when it comes to get well cards and sympathy cards so this is just perfect. Have a great weekend

luv n hugs


Beth xxx

Anonymous said...

Saw you demo this, Sue, and thought it looked lovely. Would like those stamps but hey I'm STILL not a stamper(apart from sentiments and the odd bits of background embossing), perhaps should try some focal stuff! The inspiration is there.

'P' in Wales

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful and delicate card. Love the stamps. Enjoy Ally Pally and safe journey home. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunning! I still haven't tried this technique I saw you demo it and thought it was gorgeous. Have a great day today
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne Crawford said...

This is such a pretty and delicate card I just Love it! Somehow I wouldn't have thought of using gilding flakes on such a fine stamp and then micro beading it but it really works!

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card really like the silhouettes and with the micro beads it makes it look frosty.
Had a fantastic day yesterday.
Enjoy today.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Such a lovely card today and I think the buttons look great - something else for my wish list. Speaking of wish lists I was wondering if/when we might be able to get some of those lovely cameos you use? Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Nanny Jo said...

I woke up this morning with the thought..'I need a get well card'!!!
It's lovely, Sue, so delicate and pretty. Enjoy your day... Jo xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous. I'm hoping to see you later today. Have a safe journey back. Love Jackie

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the embossed background on this . Enjoy Ally Pally !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
well this would certainly make me feel a lot better, stunning card very elegant. well its my 2 grand daughters christening today hope it stays sunny fingers crossed. Hugs sarah xx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue I love this card I fell for it when it was on c&c. Its fit for any occasion. Have a lovely day xx

Debs A

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Looking forward to getting this stamp.

Enjoyed chatting to you and watching your demos at AP. x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Great card love what you have done Tracy w x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love the bird on the branch. Hope you are having fun

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card! I love it! The stamps are so pretty and I love guilding flakes on anything. One of my favourites I think.
Lisa x

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. Love your versatility in crafting, once again very beautiful but also different-looking card. This one would be suitable for so many occasions with a different sentiment.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

It was a great day at Ally Pally Sue - it was so nice to watch your demos using the gilding flakes and the flake and glitter with the micro beads. Your card today is a version of this technique and is just delightful. Have a good day today. Love YvonneMayxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card suitable for any time of year or occasions x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card! Love Jean xxx

Jazzylady said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card that could used for so many occasions.
Karen

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I just got the stamp set so can have a play hopefully today.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous creation here Sue, and it still amaze me, how you can keep comming up with new ideas every single day after all these years, but you do, and I just absolutely love them still. Sooo gorgeous as ever hun.

Lacelady said...

Delicately pretty card, and I love the embossing design!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

MORNING SUE
A beautifully simple but very effective gift to finish the week/or start the week.
The format is so gentle with the colouring of the coming Autumn - if I remember the equinox is this coming week.
A gift for anyone and certainly one for all to enjoy.
Janet x

iReneM said...

Beautiful card, Sue.
Love the soft gold colour

x

nannapat said...

Saw you demo this on your show Sue and it is a beautiful design. I have this stamp set on my wish list now. Pat x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Hope your having a lovely time at Ally Pally.
Lovely card, now I have finished the christening cards I can play with your A4 embossing folders and get some more Christmas cards finished.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, just had to order the stamp set when you demoed this card. Absolutely beautiful. It was great to see you at AP and thank you for explaining how to do the blue/white card. fur babies went nuts when we got back home charging around the house , it was so funny to watch them!!!!!. Safe journey home lol lynne m x x x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again will have to try this technique
Denise Hancock X

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today Sue and it makes a lovely Get Well card. Hope you are having a fun time at Ally Pally.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card.
It was great to see you demoing at Ally Pally.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, I am sure anyone under the weather would love to receive. Hope you are having a good time at Ally Pally. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Hope you're having a great time at ally pally. This is a lovely card. I really like this set of stamps so versatile xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. The branch and bird stamps are fantastic. Take care.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card so elegant and luxurious looking too, I love the colouring. Who could fail to get better after receiving a card like this!
Hope you are having an enjoyable time and not working too hard at Ally Pally.
Margaret corgi owner

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. oh so pretty. I love the stamp and the little birds and butterflies are very cute.

Enjoy your weekend.

Love Val x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love this die set and what you have done with the beads!
Beautiful set, and beautiful card!
LoveMarg

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Wow! Love this technique, micro beads over gilding flakes looks fabulous.
Its a beautiful card.

Have a good weekend at AP
Love & Hugs

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

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card today, loving the effect of the gilding flakes and then the micro beads, looks beautiful, and the bow is gorgeous.
Have a good day at Ally Pally.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue nice card and would cheer you up if you were feeling down.
Marion H

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
HOPE YOU ENJOY ALLY PALLY.WHAT A
BEAUTIFUL CARD JUST LOVE THE COLOURS.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, I love this stamp, it s so delicate, and those buttons look like a must have.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful card that would make the recipient smile despite being unwell.x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, a lot of your fans have enjoyed seeing you live in action...Lucky them! Mabex

gwen70 said...

So so beautiful Sue, enjoy ally pally

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, love what you have done on this card.
Audrey x

Erica said...

Lovely card Sue.
Erica x

Jane said...

Beautiful I Love this stamp set. Amazing card.

Jane xx

hotpotato said...

It was great to see you yesterday at Ally Pally Sue. You recognised who I was by my photo on my blog comments as soon as I spoke to you.....I was amazed at your memory as so many of us comment on your blog. So a wave from Ipswich Suffolk.....


Janina x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Hope AP. is going well! This card is just brilliant, guilding flakes and micro beads what is not too love.
Gail C x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, stamps are so pretty, love it all.
Lydia
X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, saw the demo on the shows, definitely one to try. Enjoy AP. Bx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Another pretty card. I just adore the sea garden embossing folder ( and am the proud owner of one now!). I've been experimenting with ice snow on my backgrounds and am really pleased with the results. I must invest in some micro beads too!
Anne O

Ayelet Barkay said...

Soft and beautiful

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely creation.
Gr Elly

auscrafts said...

beautiful card

englishrose897 said...

Great card today Sue. Enjoy Ally Pally. Sally x

hazel young said...

Stunningly beautiful card lovely sentiment and fabulous colour scheme xx hazel

Victoria said...

This is a stunning card, and I enjoyed your demo on TV. As you say, it has added texture too. So elegant in every way.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Simply beautiful - I'm running out of superlatives!
Enjoy Ally Pally
Hugs, Rose

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

This card is stunning. Must try this technique. I have these folders but your embossing always looks deeper than mine. bring on the buttons. Have a lovely day at the Ally Pally.

Mac Mable said...

Love this card, love the techniques and the colours that you have used. Hope AP goes well? x

hollyberry said...

An absolutely beautiful card that is suitable for any occasion at all with the sentiment changed.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Pretty design today, Enjoy Aly Pally today.
Love Jackie C. XXX

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Loved this card when you demonstrated it on C&C and still love it now. As I have got these stamps etc and have a card to make for my sister's birthday - guess what I'm going to be doing this afternoon!! Thanks Sue. Hope Ally Pally is going well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the guilding flakes under the micro beads it's such a lovey effect. Hope you have a very successful and enjoyable weekend.
Beverley W

cats said...

Morning!...This is a gorgeous card,just beautiful!!!...Christine xx

Maid of Kent said...

Such a lovely card. Must try this. Ann

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful creation , love the bow

Take Care
Elaine H X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely autumnal colours suitable for many occasions.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the stamp gilded and micro beaded and those buttons too
Best wishes, Pat

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue,a very beautiful card. Love the texture mico beads give.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X happy crafting

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely card using the new stamp which I brought love the guilding flakes and micro beaded look must give it a try. A beautiful card. Thanks Sue hope you've has a great time at ally pally.
Hugs
Jean D

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card for any occasion love Jean Z xx

SHARICA said...

Oh Wow .. This just Awesome .. My kinda card :)

Sandybee said...

A truly beautiful card Sue

xx Sandra

Jill Liddle said...

very pretty card.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
very pretty card. Hope you're enjoying AP .
Ang x

lynda said...

Good morning Sue this card is so gorgeous i just love it the colours are lovely i must put that stamp on my to get list with them buttons Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Hope you had a good day at ally pally yesterday and also today Sue xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card today, love the effect of micro beads over gilding flakes, another 'must try'. Take care, Jess xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I do think this is a beautiful card, so right for this time of the year with a different sentiment attached. it is like an autumn (fall) day with the leaves turning brown and just a few left on the tree. The bird standing out on the nearly bare tree as it goes into hibernation to renew in the spring.
Simply beautiful, thank you Sue.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

minx said...

Morning Sue, wow this is gorgeous, so fresh and clean,the effect of the gilding flakes with the micro beads is fantastic what great look
Hugs May xx

KathR said...

Morning Sue,
Am loving this card, just love the whole look!...
HugzKath...xx...

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I managed together this stamp when you demo it on the show and I love it
Enjoy the alli palli could not come as I am in Cornwall on hols for a week.
Take care
Theresa x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card today!! I can't wait to try the gilding technique - I bought all the bits yesterday. It was amazing to see you at the Ally Pally yesterday!! You are the best!!! Love Sam xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, loving it all. Oh! WOW! that scrumptious Bow & Button.
We are all so eager to get some of these buttons have you ordered "plenty" ???
Hope you have had a great weekend at Ally Pally
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the use of the micro beads, I need to get more o these. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card, the gilding and micro beads are stunning, got this stamp set, guess what I'll be doing later.
Enjoy the rest of Ally Pally and have a safe journey home.
Hugs June xxx

CraftyJo said...

I bet this is great 'in the flesh' with all that texture!

SusanP, Kent said...

Another great way to use this lovely stamp set! The focal piece sits beautifully on the Sea Garden background and I love that the gilding flakes don't lose any of their impact when clothed with micro beads. Hope you enjoy the rest of Ally Pally.
Sue
ps loved yesterday's 'guy card' too! I can really use that sort of inspiration.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really lovely card. You would feel better receiving this card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

chrisull said...

hello sue, gorgeous card for any
occasion love everything about it
think I might try this card this
afternoon.[deep breath and fingers crossed]lol hope you are enjoying
ally pally from Christine c.

Meg said...

Very pretty card Sue.
I saw the embossing folders on C&C and love the Sea Garden one.

Margaret O
xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful. I managed to get this stamp set and it is worth every penny, shall definitely be having a go at this one. Stunning. Hope you have a Fab day today, will be sitting here thinking of you whilst I have a crafty afternoon.
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, I tried to get this stamp at Ally Pally yesterday I just couldn't find it anywhere, You directed me to Sam Poole who said if it isn't on her website she will order it for me, so anyone else having problems email Sam - Thank you Sue.
Today's card is just beautiful, Love the gilding and microbeads, In fact I love everything about it. I would love to receive a card like this

It was lovely talking to you and watching your demos yesterday also chatting to some of your other blog friends.
Take care, love Brenda Lel xxx


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Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Such a delicate card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

jeffrey bubbles said...

I would love to receive this if ill. The range of techniques are great and look fab together Kathy xxx

TOB said...

Could use this card for any occasion, lovely technique, sweet card. Hugs x

Howdy said...

Just my cup of tea. Love it.

Pauline A said...

I love your Sea Garden embossing folder and haven't managed to get it yet as it appears to sell out so quickly up here. Hope you're having a great weekend. Hugs Pauline A x

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. A versatile card, could be used for so many occasions. Very pretty. Xx

magpie said...

This is a stunning card Sue. Love the gilding flakes and the added micro beads on top. The branch/bird and butterflies stamps are lovely. I already have a couple of butterflies already done in with the gilding flakes.....got things everywhere! This would cheer up anybodys day! Gorgeous! xx Love Karen xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! what a beautiful card today. I have loved this stamp set since I first saw it a couple of months ago. I love the way you have gilded the stamped images. I love the bow you have made and your fab Sea garden background folder. Personaly I don't think I would have used micro beads over the top but that is just my opinion. I really liked yesterday's card to. A great card for the men in our lives !! I hope you are having a great time at Alley Palley. Lots of love Tres x x x

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue! I would never have used the micro beads, but it really adds that extra something. Thanks for the inspiration. Theresa H x

Susan White said...

I really like this card Sue - everything about it! The stamps are just lovely, the embossed background compliments the stamped image so well, and I think the way you have off set the matting is great.

Thanks, Susan

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the softness of the look of this card. Will have to try mixing the glitter flakes with the micro beads. Stunning effect.
Alison B. x

darcydaydream said...

lovely card...have a great day at Ally Pally. Pity I can't make it.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Delicious card! So pretty. The micro beads give the effect of textured velum over the gilding flakes. How I wish I could see you work in person. Please please come up north sometime! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
Love this delicate bird stamp get well card.
It's such a beautiful card Sue, love it!

Hope you enjoy the ally pally show, wish I could get down to see you!

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Helen Barker said...

Very elegant.Would never have thought to use gilding flakes and micro beads on top.Thanks for your endless inspiration.
Helen Bx

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Anyone would instantly feel better receiving it.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card today, I love it. I really like this stamp set and it has had to go on my wish list.
Hope you are enjoying Ally Pally and not working too hard.
Frances

utilitygirl said...

Lovely

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today. Hope you have had a great time at Ally Pally. Safe journey home. Kind regards Joanne K x

Pearl said...

What a fantastic theraputic card Sue! If I was sent this card it would really make me feel better. The micro beads are fantastic and after watching a couple of your demonstrations on how to do it I think I really must give it a try. The raised bird and butterflies just give it a new dimension.

Craftihappiness to you Sue, love from Pearl

Lindsay Martin said...

Love the bird and branch stamps they look great gilded and microbeaded, thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you have had a good time at Ally Pally xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Very sweet!

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. I think this a very soft card. Just right if you are feeling poorly. Hope you are not too tired. Hugs. Jan.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a treat it was to see you yesterday and even get to act at your assistant! I bought this set immediately I saw it on C&C and just love it for so many occasions. This is a lovely card - wouldn't it be better without the bow?? xx Maggie

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card, hope Ally Pally going well. Hugs x ChrisB

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Such a sweet card.

Donna Jones

loftylass said...

This is so gorgeous Sue - Actually I've just been catching up with some of my recordings and I loved this demo (got to try it!).
The buttons look fab.... I've already started a list of 'need to haves'(!!) hoping you bring some of them to your next shows.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love you use of the stamped branches and the beads make it look so frosty. Love the gold buttons. Thanks for sharing Sue.
Karen Ratcliffe

Sandy H said...

This is lovely - it would definitely cheer me up if I was unwell.

Cee Bee said...

hi Sue, another gorgeous card, I too love the gilding flakes and the micro beads together

Hugs n stuff
CarolB

Diane Mortimer said...

Ooo very nice

Diane from Glasgow xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card today. I love micro beads, they give a lovely effect to a card.

Hope everything went well at Ally Pally today.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Laura O said...

love this embossing folder .Laura O

Shazza said...

this is beautiful x

Anonymous said...

Sue
Another masterpiece. I love gilding flakes. Will be watching out for those buttons...
Regards
Caroline MacH

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, have a good weekend at Ally Pally. Hope to see you there. Gorgeous card , really beautiful and delicat looking. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

Just love everything about this card

Vie

Vie Carter said...

Just love everything about this card

Vie

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A CRACKING CARD , HOPE TO GET THESE STAMPS. THINK THEY ARE SO DELICATE. FAB TEXTURE ON THIS CARD.
GOOD LUCK AT ALLI PALLI
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Paper Junkie said...

Now this is right up my alley Sue - simply gorgeous! X

Kim M said...

Love this, it's gorgeous!
Hugs
Kim M
x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card! The gilding flakes are gorgeous.

Liz said...

Stunning card will definately need to make a plan to get my hands on those stamps. It was lovely to see you at Ally Pally and to get a close up look at the fire and ice, high low and gilding and beaded techniques.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

This card is simply stunning. Must try guilding flakes.

Diana

Anonymous said...

Hi
This is beautiful a very elegant card. Great technique I will try this. As mentioned it will definitely suit all occasions. Bow is gorgeous as always.
Kayleigh B xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Every part of this card is beautiful :)

mazzer said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. Hugs
Marilyn

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