Monday, 30 September 2013

So Thankful

 Hi bloggers!  Gold and white for a simple card for many occasions.  Think wedding or anniversary with a sentiment to suit your needs.  I used the Lace Oval Frame Background by Justrite Stamps to create the focal element.  I love it when a background stamp can be used in ways other than a background.  I stamped this one twice with a Clear Perfect Medium ink pad on to coconut white card.  I dusted it with pale gold mica powder for a soft, shimmery look.  Using the Grand Oval dies, I cut each one into an oval frame, one small, one larger.  I added mounting foam to both, with extra layers added to the smaller frame to raise it higher.  I stamped my sentiment which was from the Mix And Match Sentiments designed by Becca Feeken for Justrite Stamps.  I heat embossed it with gold powder and mounted my frames over it.  I added two larger ovals cut from white card below it as a mat.  I cut a larger piece of white card and embossed it with my Tapestry embossing folder and used it as a background for my card.  I matted it on soft gold card and added a double bow tied from champagne coloured frilly edged ribbon.   The bow was finished with a small pearl embellishment and two pearl stick pins.  A final pearl swirl was added in the upper corner and a double white pierced mat finished the card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.

Now for the winners of the two Christmas cards from Friday's post.  The names drawn were:
Shirley Teretta!!! and Maid of Kent (Ann)!!!
Please email me to confirm your address and claim your cards!  I promise more card giveaways to come!  All for now, Sue x












169 comments:

Jan.moogie said...

Elegant card today Sue, we forget how good our plainer dies can look stunning when used in conjunction with stamps.x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you another very elegant card,take care Kitty

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is fantastic. I love it.

Maryann Laursen said...

This is gorgeous Sue and more than elegant enough to gofor any occasion and any type of people, we can ever think og. Just absolutely stunning work again.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card although on my screen it is cream and gold not white and gold. Congratulation to the winners hugs x
Heather T

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card. Love the colours and as usual so classy.
Lisa x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card on my screen it look like cream and gold but I like it anyway you are spoiling us crafters with stunning cards thank you very much Tracy w x

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card. Its beautiful and elegant. I love to see gold and white. I got some of the soft gold card from c&c and i use it alot. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artliff

Cee Bee said...

Another amazing card, I may have to steal yet another of your ideas
Hugs n stuff

Carol B

Domino said...

Love the idea of mica powders. I must use mine more.
Thanks

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A very opulent card today. Super classy.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, love the white and gold. Congrats to the winners of the cards. Bx

christineb said...

Hi Sue, What an absolutely beautiful card, it could be used for so many special occasions , thank you...

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful, elegant card! Love Jean xxx

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, sadly I don't have the grand oval dies (must save!) Congrats to the winners of your cards, I know they will absolutely love them, I treasure mine.

Rachel Taylor said...

A lovely elegant card ! Congrats to the lucky winners .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card today, lovely soft colours are so rich and elegant looking, and beautiful stamping and die-cutting.
Congratulations to the very lucky winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is beautiful. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - simply divine - love it
Rgs
Clare W

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Another great card Sue.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Stunning card. Shows up as cream on my screen too but would look fab in any colour.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

One word Sue...STUNNING!

Love everything about it.

Love & Hugs

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

Rosie said...

Elegant and simple, effective colours.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful and elegant card. Very special.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it xx hazel

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!! That's stunning, Sue. Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant for a golden wedding anniversary.
Veronique L

mell said...

Congratulations both! Another stunner sue xx

mell said...

Congratulations both! Another stunner sue xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very beautiful and opulent card today, a very good anniversary card.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful. Just Beautiful xxx

nannapat said...

A gorgeous creation Sue, such an elegant card. Pat x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card, love he gold work.
Gail Cx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Seeing this as "cream" here as well. What the heck it is still a stunning creation whatever the colour. I love everything about it.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful and elegant gift to start the week.
Gold/White is the twin to Silver/White and such a classic combination.
I have never thought of using background stamps for anything other than that but certainly will now.
Thank you for another nudge re thinking out of the box. Looking forward to Friday and seeing you on our screens again. This will be the only time I can see you as I'm off to France for a few weeks and hoping the internet/laptop will co=operate for some of your other shows.
Janet x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW such a stunning elegant card, would have loved to receive it personally today on our 46th Anniversary - but looking at it will be just as good
Hugs
Carol x

Victoria said...

All your cards are great Sue, but you're on a particularly fantastic run at the moment! I love today's offering, the gold and white is so elegant.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, loving the stamp and colours.
Donna Jones

Bosquie said...

Stunning colours and just love all the unusual sentiments that you bring to card making. X x

Anonymous said...

Another winner, Sue, so elegant. You always stamp and cut and place to perfection - am in awe!!

'P' in Wales

P.S. MISSING YOU PAM - hope you're enjoying wherever you are! 6 a.m. isn't the same when you're not there!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. I love the use of the backing stamps. You have done it again Sue, coming up with this idea of using them in the foreground instead. Thank you as always for all that you do. Only 4 sleeps! Take care.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful n stunning and agree a card for all occasions. Love it. Have a great day. xx

Love June
xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
At last I have the folder you have used, usually I don't!
I really like the stamping on the Die so classy!
Where is Pam?lol!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A very elegant and stunning card, it is wonderful! I cannot wait until Friday....Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Clare x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Beautiful and ornate. X

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card. On my screen we are classic cream with gold which i love together. The sentiment would make a lovely wedding card topper.
Well done ladies for winning the cards.
See you tomorrow again Sue(hopefully)
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

snowqueen62 said...

Very elegant card and like you said sue, suitable for any occasion.
Hugs Sue x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful It does look cream ony screen but I think that works just as well Can't access full page on phone app but seeing other comments you must be on C&C later this week Yippee!

TOB said...

Simply Elegant, a gorgeous card for multiple occasions. Love the stamps. hugs x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, A really gorgeous card for us today that would suit many special occasions. I just love everything about it. Love Brenda Lel xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely elegant card today, the gold is gorgeous

hollyberry said...

Such an elegant card today that can be adapted easily.

Eemeli said...

Gold looks stunning with white and I totally love the 3D-effect you have created.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card stunning .
Sue X happy crafting.

Olga said...

Beautiful card! Love the touch of gold!

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner, love it, colours, die cuts and the stamping, fantastic for many occasions.
Congrats to the card winners.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner, love it, colours, die cuts and the stamping, fantastic for many occasions.
Congrats to the card winners.
Lydia
X

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Very pretty indeed love the stamps too. X

Anne Crawford said...

Pure Gold! Just Gorgeous!

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
A special card indeed, it is beautiful.
love Jan x x

gwen70 said...

So beautiful, love the gold and white

gwen70 said...

Love the gold and white, so beautiful

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gold and white, perfect. The frames are just super.
Audrey x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love white and gold - perfect.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very regal looking card. I love the way you have stacked all the oval mats, including the plain ones. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card so beautiful as you say can be used for so many occasions.
Congrats to the lucky card winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, beautiful elegant card, so much detail, love from Jackie D

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
THIS IS A REALLY ELEGANT CARD.

nattyboots said...

Magnificent !!

Elaine H X

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, White and gold, sooo opulent and elegant, love it. Congrats to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today. It has a very regal look about it. Lovely colours. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jean Johnston said...

This card just oozes quality and could be used for so many occasions. Really beautiful.

Annie said...

Another beauty, Sue. Simple shapes, lovely stamps, great colours! Have a great week xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Lovely card! So elegant.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, once again a gorgeous card, as you say a style to suit a lot of occasions. Take care, Jess xx

kimberley said...

Another stunner and as you say so very versatile.Thank you seems so inadequate for all your amazing creations Sue-what would we do without you,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

Sue
An absolutely fabulous card. Love the elegance of it. Thanks for reminding me about mica powders - the effect is fabulous.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and design today, had a catch up on all your beautiful cards while ive been away. Emma

selinei said...

Wow love this card so elegant looking

selinei said...

wow! love this card looks so elegant, great to use for wedding or anniversary.

selinei said...

Wow love this card so elegant looking

Jean Z said...

Such a beautiful card today Sue so elegant, love Jean Z xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is amazing and you are amazing for making it.

Love Val x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful and elegant card today I love the gold stamping.
Congratulations to the lucky winners I hope you treasure your prize.
Margaret corgi owner

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous, love it! The colours and dies are just great x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunning card, very very elegant..sorry not been commenting much lately, now back from US so back on track! Carole ZX

Disco Queen said...

Super Card Sue, I definitely see wedding card potential. Thanks for the inspiration. Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Thanks Sue

Anonymous said...

So lovely and versatile. Phil D

Beryl Treble said...

A stunning and elegant card. Love the colours and the way you used a background stamp to make a focal point!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful , elegant card, love it. Can you explain using mica powder, do you use it in the same way as embossing powder,I'm still a newby
Best wishes, Pat

Paper Junkie said...

Not wild about the sentiment - but I LOVE the card! X

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card and
yesterdays was a fabulous Christmas card
anothr one for my arsonal.
Nancyd xx

iReneM said...

Lush and elegant and totally gorgeous!
I love how this looks with just using oval dies and the BG stamp.

x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
This mornings card is just so elegant and I love the gold and white.
Congratulations to the winners of your beautiful card.

Love Sheila xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
This mornings card is just so elegant and I love the gold and white.
Congratulations to the winners of your beautiful card.

Love Sheila xx

loftylass said...

So beautiful Sue... very elegant - I think I'll make this for my friend's Golden Wedding Anniversary. Thanks for the inspiration. Congrats to the winners.
Hugs
Heather W
x

weefortune said...

Beautiful card today Sue, Have a Great Day x

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Love a bit of opulence, great x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue,a beautiful card for a wedding or anniversary. Very elegant with the white and gold.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another fabulous card - I had been wondering what to do for my mother-in-law's 92nd birthday. Now I think I've found it.
Thank you for showing us how to do it.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Meechan said...

What a gorgeous card. Looks very regal and posh. Anyone would love to get this card. If for a Wedding you could do it in colours of the invitations.

Great card!!

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Lindsay Martin said...

gorgeous yet again Sue, the dies are really set off with the use of the stamps, xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card suitable for many occasions including Christmas I think, I brought the lace oval frame stamp so glad I did will be giving this one a try. Thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card, simple but elegant. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x. (Hillside)

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card, simple but elegant. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x. (Hillside)

SHARICA said...

Just Gorgeous .. xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Another beautiful card Sue, I love the colouring of this one and it has just reminded me that I have to go and buy some new card. I might just wait until the Craft Fair in October. lol. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

sharon said...

Good morning Sue. Wow, what a beautifully elegant card. I love the justrite oval stamps and could see them being very useful for future projects-they are a lovely size too. As usual the cream and gold combination is a winner. Love it!
Sharon K. x

Meg said...

Hi Sue, really beautiful card today.

Margaret O
xxx

mazzer said...

Morning Sue. This is utterly gorgeous. Love it. Hugs
Marilyn

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is such a beautiful card !! I love this Lacey background stamp. I have some mica powders that I bought a while ago but have not used yet. I will definately try this technique now. My birthday is in the middle of October so the grand oval dies are top of my wish list. I Am keeping my fingers crossed !! I am so pleased that I have your tapestry background folder. I use it a lot. I love your beautiful bow to. Gorgeous card Sue. I cannot wait until Friday. Lots of love Tres x x x

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty - obviously I'd leave the bow off myself...;)

Suejimble said...

This is a really pretty card. It looks creamy rather than white, but beautiful anyway! Thanks for sharing
Sue of Worcester

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is an absolutely striking card. What great ideas you come up with - I haven't thought of using a background stamp and then die cutting it, but will be doing so now as it is a great effect. Love it. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Another gorgeous card. I have never used mica powders before so will have to find out more about them and give them ago because your card looks fantastic. Hugs Pauline A x

Laura O said...

lovely card as always ,great colour combo.Laura O

Pam said...

This card is just gorgeous!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Cazzie D said...

Lovely card Sue. It's nice to see some of the older dies in action too. I think you must continually ooze elegance! x

Cheryl Wright said...

Totally gorgeous card!

Kate's Cards said...

Yet another winner!

jane gray said...

Hi sue

Love today's card as I love working with a bit of gold. Give a hint if vintage to any design.

Take care
Janex

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SMASHING CARD , LOOKS SO EXPENSIVE. JUST RITE STAMPS ARE BRILL.PEARALS A WONDERFUL FINISHING TOUCH. EMBOSSING FOLDERS IS A MUST HAVE. SORRY I NEED LOL
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue. Will you ever run out of inspiration? Probably not while you have spellbinders and all your other crafty stash.Xx

carol edwards said...

Elegant and beautiful card Sue x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Simply gorgeous, elegant, stunning. Suitable for many an occasion.

Diana

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue.This is such an elegant card. So useful for assorted occasions.

Hope you have a great day. Hugs. Jan.x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card today, would be fantastic for a Golden Wedding Anniversary card!!!! Love Sam xxx

Pearl said...

Another fab card Sue, love the colours, shapes and everything about it!

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful sophisticated card -Absolutely stunning!
ValC xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, love the gold and white colours. It gives me some ideas for my wedding stationary, thanks Sue.
Alison B. x

hotpotato said...

Wow love this card.

Vie Carter said...

Stunning, these cards are better day on day, how do you do it?

Vie
x

Janice K said...

Stunning! Great for those special occasions. x

Jane said...

Just beautiful love today's card.

Jane xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. How gorgeous, Simple, but so lovely. Take care now, Jackie C XXX

Jill Liddle said...

Now this card is right up my street. Beautiful just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my that embossing powder looks stunning - fab card as usual.
Beverley W

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, "just bootiful"
X Ros

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, yet another great card. lol lynne m x x x

Shazza said...

very elegant x

Erica said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the rich colours.
Erica x

lynda said...

Elegant card Sue would do for any occasion love the colours it is just stunning.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
I am late in leaving this comment today but this card is beautiful love the colour combo..hugs sarah xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very elegant.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue, I almost for got to check your blog. Sally

Loopy-Lou said...

Love it sooo much! Gold gets me every time. Lisa x

Barbara said...

Stunning card, the gold embossing really makes it stand out!

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Such a busy day today but couldn't forget to leave a comment. Wonderful card and great use of the stamps. Thank you. xx Maggie (better without a bow!)

magpie said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous card Sue. Loving those beautiful stamps and how you've used mica powder for the lovely soft look. Bekka's sentiments are stunning too. Love the swirls. Very classy and elegant Sue. Congratulations Shirley and Ann on winning one of Sue's cards! Fantastic and there's no doubt you will treasure them xx Love Karen xx

sued99 said...

So pretty. It's a very elegant card I think.

Susan White said...

Love those stamps! Thanks, Susan

jeffrey bubbles said...

Very useful design as you say Sue. It is a lovely card Kathy xxxx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the colours. Very elegant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the colours. Very elegant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, love the way you have used the mica powder with the beautiful sentiment, must give it a try x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
This card looks soo elegant and lush and I love the sentiment
Back on C&C so soon I'm working till 4on Friday but will record the shows
And top up my bank account lol.
Take care Sue
Theresa x

cmu said...

A beautiful card - would make a great golden wedding card.

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful,very elegant.great use of dies and stamps.
Helen Bx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

My goodness I did'nt realize it was so late. I meant to write a comment about 6.00pm,I'm making some birthday cards and got carried away. Also waiting for a phone call from my son as he is doing a road trip of America and he said he would call when he arrived at his next destination, which is Santa Barbara about 6.00pm American time.

Anyway enough waffle, your card today is so elegant and sophisticated, I love it. White and gold is a winning combo.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

joydee1963 said...

Beautiful card,Follower of your blog.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Sandy H said...

A really elegant card.

greendragon said...

Very elegant. Love that background stamp.

chrisull said...

hello sue. wow oh wow, this card is sooo gorgeous it took my breath away. from Christine c

SHARICA said...

This card is absolutely AWESOME .. XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a fabulous card so elegant. As you say a lovely card for a wedding. The ovals are stunning and of course your bow. The stamps an matching dies really make a difference to a card, it looks so professional and elegant.
Kayleigh B xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card