Saturday, 19 October 2013

Some Kind Of Wonderful

Good morning all!  I love my buckle cards so this one just had to be made didn't it!  I started with a piece of decorative paper with a small floral print from my stash.  I covered it with a self adhesive sticky sheet and micro beaded it for some lovely texture.  I cut two of my Vintage Lace borders in coconut white card and glued them along the top and bottom of the card edges to frame my buckle elements.  I added 5mm white flatback pearls to the holes in the border dies as accents.  I stamped three of the Happy Birthday Vintage Labels Four designs on white card using a clear perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed all three with white powder and cut them into frames using the Vintage Labels four dies.  While still in the die, I inked them with Tattered Rose distress ink which allowed the white embossed areas to show up nicely.  I cut a white strip of card and stamped the ends with a filigree stamp before I wove it through the dies, the outside ones turned one way and the centre one turned the opposite way.  I added some mounting foam to the back of the strip and added them to the background.  I stamped my sentiment from the Justrite set called What I Like About You by Becca Feeken and cut it out with the Nobel Rectangle dies.  I inked it with Tattered Rose as well and mounted it in the middle of my buckle element.  I finished the card with a double white mat with my paper pierced inner layer.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

Now for the winner of this weeks Wednesday card giveaway!  The winner is:

Disco Queen!!!

Email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card!

Just a few more days before I can reveal my big secret too, I promise!  I hope you will be sure to keep checking back!  All for now, Sue x









150 comments:

Pam said...

Wonderful card, I love you buckle cards too

Joanna Dickson said...

Clever card Sue, hope you have a great weekend x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the vintage lace die, it's on my wish list! Have a good weekend. Take care.

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

A beautiful card again today such a lovely colour. The vintage dies are very pretty.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue another stunning card i love tge buckle cards you make. You have used all my faverite dies on this one and the colour is beautiful. Hope you have a great time wuth your mum. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
a very pretty card thank you take care patiently awaiting your news, Kitty

Olga said...

So sweet Sue! Lovely design! Love border lace!

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
WOW Sue what a truly stunning card once again, I love everything about it, I love the colour, love the Lace Borders and the stamps from Becca, that you've embossed in white, Outstanding Card
Love from Sam x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, nice to see the vintage border die again. Can't wait to find out what your secret is!! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - sooo pretty - especially those borders.
Rgs
Clare W

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is so gentle and such a wonderful way to start the day with a Sue Wilson Buckle Card.
The beautiful muted colours can be used for any gender and any occasion. I am still trying to achieve a buckle card which looks somewhat similar to yours but it still doesn't happen. Ah well will keep trying.
Waiting with anticipation for your news.
Janet x

Eemeli said...

Not sure if my computer screen shows up the color that well because it looks a bit "dirty" to my eye. The vintage lace die is great but the color not to my taste..

Hugs,
Eemeli

Eemeli said...

Not sure if my computer screen shows up the color that well because it looks a bit "dirty" to my eye. The vintage lace die is great but the color not to my taste..

Hugs,
Eemeli

MARIE DENSLEY said...

Good morning Sue,
what a pretty card - so different to the last 2 posts. Thanks for the inspiration.
Marie x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love your buckle cards too! Love the tattered Rose colour and I use the vintage lace dies a lot they are so pretty.fabulous card! Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs
Jean D

Jan.moogie said...

Romantic card today Sue, lovely colours x

Anonymous said...

Really lovely card, Sue, the Tattered Rose is a great colour and the whole design really works so well.

'P' in Wales

tracy w said...

Hi sue
True to form this card is stunning again. I love this blog I am getting so much ideas and learning so much new things . Thank you for sharing this blog you do every day thank you Tracy w x

Cee Bee said...

Oh Sue how you love to tempt us with promises of surprises to come.........I can't wait to find out what it is!!
Love the card by the way it has a vintage feel about it
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card and like the tattered rose very much. You are such a tease, waiting for your news x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, Love the lacy look xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card, you are the queen of the buckle cards...

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
I love your buckle cards Sue and love this colour.
Iam having withdrawal symptoms from crafting at the moment as still decorating and can't get my craft stuff out. ��New carpets being fitted 30th October so from then on can start doing what I love best.
Hugs Sue x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this card - it's so lovely to see those dies of yours again. Colours beautiful, arrangement just elegant - it floats my boat.
Have a brilliant weekend and don't keep us on tenterhooks too long - hope it's good news............
Hugs, Rose

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Love these buckle cards. X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I must try to make a buckle card, there are so many techniques you show us that I want to try, one day it will happen. Have a great weekend. Love Jackie

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely warm colour this card has and I just love your buckle cards. Have made a few myself and they are always much admired.
You have me on tenterhooks waiting to see whatever is coming!
Erica x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the buckle style cards and the background is so simple to achieve. Thanks.
Alison B. x

Felicie said...

What a beautiful Card.I Love it a Lot.
Greetings
Felicie

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I love buckle cards too! The colour combo is wondful in this card! By the way, I have never been good with surprises! Love Michelle S xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely buckle card and very pretty colours
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jane said...

Very Pretty, not a colour i would use but I like it.

Jane xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another stunner today, love the colours. Its nice to see some older dies used - sometimes they get forgotten with all the new stash that we buy.
How patient does one have to be, I am waiting for your reveal and also a grand baby - I know patience is a virtue but I am not virtuous.....
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card you are so clever the way you do these buckle cards they are stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. I always admire your buckle cards but am yet to try one myself. Maybe I will have a go later. Hope you arrived safe and well and wishing you a lovely weekend with your Mum. Kind regards Joanne K x

auscrafts said...

another stunning card

auscrafts said...

another stunning card

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely card. Looks very pastel in the pictures compared to the last few. Xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous. I always love your buckle cards. I can't wait to hear what your surprise is!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love your buckle cards and today's card is no exception. I may have to wait until I return from my holidays to hear your news because I might not have internet access.
Hugs x
Heather T

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and love buckle cards but never tried doing them so much get down and have a go. Congratulation to Disco Queen. Still waiting in anticipation Sue.

Love June
xxx

Nanny Jo said...

You are some kind of wonderful, too, Sue! This card is a stunner! Jo xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, love the feminine, lacy look to this card, the vintage dies look gorgeous. Can't wait to hear about your secret! Have a great weekend. x

Marion said...

hi Sue love this one ,like the colour and the buckle idea is very clever and no big bow yeh!.
the suspense is killing me might have to take a calming down pill before long.
Marion H

nuttinanni said...

Not thought of covering my pretty papers before, have several that might look nice with the microbeads. stunning card this morning Hugs Cherylxxx

Sandra B. said...

Hi Sue

Love everything about this card. You are a tease keeping us all in suspense. Have a good weekend.

Sandra

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the buckle cards, must give one ago one day.
Looking forward to what news you have for us.
Congratulations to the winner of the card.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the sentiment and looking forward to your secret xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it !! the background paper microbeaded is gorgeous, and the composition of the die-cuts is fabulous, I have always loved the lacy border die.
You are still 'teasing' us ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card, love the colours and the buckle layout. Congrats Disco Queen on winning a Sue original. Looking forward to the surprise Sue. Bx

gwen70 said...

You are a tease Sue, keeping us waiting. This card is just beautiful

Pauline A said...

Good Morning Sue, I can't get enough of your buckle card designs. I wish that mine turned out half as good as yours. The colours are so pretty too. My Christmas wish list just gets longer by the day. Hugs Pauline A x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card today. I like the colours you have used. I have most of the dies and stamps you have used and I could improvise with the labels four birthday sentiments I have instead. I will have a go and make my own version !! I so really look forward to and enjoy visiting your blog every day when I can. You always bring me such wonderful inspiration and I love it !! Thankyou Sue.
Lots of love tres x x x

Joan D said...

Beautiful card Sue. Textures and colours are fabulous.Can't wait to see what you're keeping from us. xX

Victoria said...

You are a tease Sue!! Back to the card, fantastic as usual. Love your buckle cards. Lovely colours too.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love, love your card. Can't imagine anybody not loving this one it's so pretty.
My mind is working overtime as to what your are going to reveal.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Viv said...

Love the colours really pretty
Viv x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I kept saying the sentiment over in my mind after you were on the Tool Shed!
Today I found it on one of my old Drifter tapes, (yes I still have one)
"Its Some kind of wonderful!"
Now I am thinking..... the surprise! is it a wedding?
Love the card today!
Take care Sue!
LoveMarg

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Super card and design. Even more intrigued about your news.
Ang x

marg said...

And....I've just noticed your goodies are on Joanna's website too!
LoveMarg

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and I love this colour.

Debbie Tinks said...

Stunning card Sue .love it and the colours are lovely. Happy Crafting have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

's wonderful,'s marvellous you should send us these lovely cards. I haven't had time to read other comments but I'm sure someone else
has written the same...the more the merrier. Mabex

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What an outstanding looking card today I really like the colours on this one. Mmmm wonder what the secret is cannot wait to find out!!!
hugs sarah xxx

nattyboots said...

So so lovely , have a nice weekend
Elaine H X

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Clare x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Now this is more like you. Beautiul card and the borders are stunning.
Audrey x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is absolutely stunning Sue. I so love this color and your design is amazing. Gorgeous creation again.
Have a wonderful week-end.

ellyscard creatief said...

Wonderful card.Love the dies.
Gr Elly

kimberley said...

Beautiful card-love the muted colours,take care,x.

Heather said...

Lovely colours on this card and I love this buckle design too!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I too love your buckle cards, this one is gorgeous, love the colours and nice to see some of the older dies, we tend to overlook them with all the new dies in our stash. You are a tease can't wait for the reveal.
Congratulations to Disco Queen.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I love buckle cards as well, they are so versatile, this one is lovely. Take care, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fab card lovely colour palette
whopperjaw

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love your buckle cards, colour not doing it for me today but as always easily adaptable to suit all tastes.
Donna Jones

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Love your buckle cards and such pretty colours today.

Love Sheila xx

Congratulations to the winner of your stunning card.

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
JUST A BEAUTIFUL CARD AGAIN.HAVE A
GOOD WEEKEND.

karenlotty said...

Buckle cards look amazing and I love this one

AnneRD said...

Lovely colour way and design Sue. Anne x

karenlotty said...

Meant to add Enjoy your card Disco Queen I love mine & it has pride of place in my craft room Can't wait to see the changes You're such a tease Sue!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I do love your buckle dies and I particularly like the colour you have used. Nice to see you still use older dies too. We are all anticipating your reveal!! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and colours. I hope you have a good weekend. Emma

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this buckle card with the micro beads.
Beverley W

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card today x

Brenda Hanlon said...

This is so lacey Sue, love the colours and the buckle is fab.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the buckle effect. Looking forward to your surprise!

nannapat said...

Your buckle cards are stunning Sue and I love this one. The dies are a gorgeous shape and the colour is so pretty. Pat x

Sandybee said...

I just love buckle cards Sue and this is so pretty

xx Sandra

Lacelady said...

I LOVE buckle cards! This one is really pretty - I'll have to go look for that die.

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Simply stunning. Hugs. Jan.xx

Craftetter said...

Great card Sue and you are such a tease.
Elainex

Pearl said...

Fantastic card Sue, love it all, colours, shapes and textures, love, love, love it.

Craftihappiness to you, Pearl

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I am feeling so lucky having won a Sue original. It will be framed & take pride of place on my inspiration wall. Thank you so much Sue. Today's card will also be going up as a print out. I especially love the colour scheme & addition of your amazing vintage lace borders. Theresa x

Jean Z said...

very beautiful card Sue so pretty love Jean Z xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and luv the subtle colours -very nice xx GailT xx

cmu said...

This is a lovely card - so well balanced and nice colours.

SusanP, Kent said...

This is some kind of beautiful! Fab soft colours and a lovely buckle arrangement. Can't wait to find out your big secret - I'm intrigued to say the least.

Rach83 said...

This sentiment could have been written for you, Sue! Beautiful card, gorgeous colours with awesome dies and stamps. Another masterpiece!

Rachel x

Diane Mortimer said...

Such a lovely colour. Such a sweet card.

Diane from Glasgow xx

Ali T said...

Love the buckle idea! So beautiful x

Ali T said...

Love the buckle idea! So beautiful x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
All your Buckle cards are stunning. It took me a few tries before getting the buckle correct. I was cutting the two sides of the Die instead of the one. Cant wait for you to reveal your secret
Take care
Hazel G x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue, my favourite buckle card technique. Love the colour scheme too. Enjoy your time with your mum and spoil her!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Sue forgot to add my name yo above
ValC xx

Kate's Cards said...

Oooh exciting! Lovely card too. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Pretty, delicate and very feminine.

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I do like your buckle cards as i see them as a good card either as a wedding card ( the 2 outer buckles represent bride and groom as single with the middle buckle combining them as a couple) or as a baby card (mum and dad completed with baby as centre buckle making them complete.) As you can see very vivid imagination is alive and well in this household.
Love the card Sue and i'm really taken with Becca's designs as you transform them into little works of art.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The buckle effect is a good way of filling the space on a larger card using one die.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is fantastic, love the colour, it looks kinda peachy in the photos rather than rose pink, just beautiful. Love your use of dies as always.

Love & hugs

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

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful!

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely buckle card today Sue, gorgeous colours as always.. xxxx

Helen Barker said...

Great card.Love the buckle effect.
Helen Bx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, beautiful colour and design and a lovely sentiment. Looking forward to hearing your news !!!! X

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
Like the card says, this card is simply wonderful. I love your buckle cards - I'm yet to try this type of card, though it might be a bit too complex for me. This is a lovely card to send to a female friend or family member.
Looking forward to hearing your exciting news and congrats to the lucky card winner.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood. x

Sandy H said...

Lovely card - love the colour.

Hilary Smith said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, very effective and I love the colour,hope you have a lovely visit with your Mum
Hugs
Hilary x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue,
What a great idea to turn those dies into a buckle card!! Wish I had your creativity!!

magpie said...

Beautiful card Sue and nice to see your buckle cards again. Those colours are so pretty and look all over stunning with the dies and the stamps that you have used. I love the Becca sentiment. One look at that along with the card itself would make anyone feel special and would definitely brighten up anyone's day! Congratulations Disco Queen on winning Wednesday's card! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Laura O said...

love your vintage lace dies ,fab card .Laura O

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Love the buckle card, so effective and really like the colour.
Will keep checking for " news" . The suspense is killing!!

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Myra

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is some kind of wonderful card!! Love your buckle cards and I think the vintage lace borders are super
Best wishes, Pat

Gail said...

Hi Sue
I just love your buckle cards! I also really love the colour.
Gail C x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the buckle cards and fab colours. You are such a tease

Barbara said...

Very pretty card, lovely muted colours. Cant wait to find out the secret!!!!!!

jeffrey bubbles said...

OMG Sue I really like everything about this card. You do like your micro beads don't you, must say I have had little success with them and they end up everywhere lol Kathy xxxx

TOB said...

This is a gorgeous buckle card. Nice colours. hugs x

camelot67 said...

Good evening Sue,

I am such a big fan of your buckle cards and am just loving the colours of this one. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Craftychris said...

Now this card is 'some kind of wonderful'! I can't wait to hear your secret! xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, love the colours and love your buckle cards. Keep us hanging, waiting for the surprise! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Karen said...

Love the buckle card. The subtle colours are gorgeous
Luv
Karen xx

Crafting Newbie said...

Super card Sue! I just can't resist a buckle layout. Barbara x

lynda said...

Stunning card Sue loving the buckle the colours are gorgeous so pretty love the stamps and dies you have used love it all . Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I love buckle cards, and the lace border finishes it off a treat.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue

Yet another fantastic buckle card. I love the colours, in fact everything about it.
Can't wait to find out your secret
Hugs Sue xxx

Shazza said...

this is wonderful xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This vintage lace border die is STUNNING!, Love it. Want it. Must have it! The card is gorgeous, especially the colour. Thank you for sharing. Please stop teasing us and reveal your secret!

Ayelet Barkay said...

Such an amazing card! love the gentle colors.

Carol Clarke said...

evening sue
fab card love the buckle effect
hugs carol x

pt S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card. I love your buckle cards that you do. I also love the vintage lace die, another one to add to my wish list. Can't wait to find out what your secret is.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the colour and the buckle effect always looks amazing. Thank you for your inspiration.
Take care, love Brenda Lel xxx

Annie said...

Such a pretty card, Sue, and you are so clever with designs! Vintage Lace is so pretty, haven't used it an age.
Hugs Annie

Vie Carter said...

Love your buckle cards and this one is great

Look forward to your secret coming out

Vie
x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
A really beautiful card today! It's really pretty. I love your buckle cards but never have ventured to try to make one they look difficult! ( and always stunning) .

Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove x

Marianna Hammer said...

This card sure is some kind of wonderful :) I love it love it love it.

mags said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Love the colours and design.
Mags
x

Anonymous said...

Sue
Love this card. So effective and thanks again for all your inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

chris pease said...

morning Sue
really love this card
great use of the dies and a beautiful colour scheme

thank you for sharing your idea x

Meg said...

Love the card Sue.
Great colours and one of you super buckle kind.

Margaret O
xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS CARD LOVE THE BUCKLE CARDS. LIKE THAT THE STRIP GOING THROUGH THE BUCKLE HAS SOME PATTERN ON TOO.
CONGRATS TO WINNER.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX