Saturday, 21 December 2013

You' Are So Sweet

 Hi crafters!   I decided to show one of the cards from the Vintage Sunflower set today.  This is a beautiful set by Justrite.  I embossed the top part of the white background first using the large polka dot mask.  I matted it on a piece of tan card.  I stamped the sunflower twice.  I coloured the flowers on both and just the stem and leaves on one of them.  I used the Tim Holtz distress markers to colour it and added a bit of Diamond Sparkles for bling.  I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the flowers.  I cut out the flower on the second one and decoupaged it up using mounting foam.  I cut a Filigree Delight die and mounted it up with foam so the flower showed through the opening.  The second flower has been stamped so that the tip of the flower was under the frame so the decoupaged flower is actually lined up and placed above the frame.  I stamped the sentiment from the Bold Sentiment set from Creative Expressions and added a thin yellow line by hand to the stamped sentiment.  I cut it into a strip and added it below my focal element.  I tied a messy bow of white seam binding.  I added some yellow Bakers Twine and finished with an antique gold button.  I finished with a double white pierced mat and some flatback pearls on the frame.  I hope you like it!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

The winner of the Wednesday Weekly card giveaway this week is:

 Michelle Stanley!!!

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









120 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue so are you and thanks for giving us all the inspiration throughout the year
Travelling on the Road to York.
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Very beautiful and spring like. My gorgeous sample from the Tool Shed show arrived yesterday, the lavender black and chalked effect one - it is stunning thank you Sue.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue Thank you the card is so pretty, have a good weekend take care Kitty

Lacelady said...

Super card Sue, I love Ruth's flower stamps, and have most of them. Congrats to Michelle, I am very envious.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful, I love the depth you have in this card. The (great stamp)sunflower is a bit like a poppy, it works just about anywhere, anyhow. Glad your sample has arrived Pam : )Enjoy the weekend Sue and Wilsonettes. Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, lovely to see such a different card at the moment xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
The sunflower is my favourite flower so today's card is a winner for me. I just wish I could colour as good as you, maybe a video sometime? Congratulations Michelle.
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Forgoy to say Congrats to Michelle. x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the sunflower stamp aim going to try this card out thank you Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, yellow for me not normally a colour of choice but here with the sunflower and the added touches it's just lovely. 'So sweet'.
Hey, Pam, heard the name read out on Tool Shed and wondered if it was our No:1 (but not today!) lucky you!

'P' in Wales

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue really pretty card, and says sunshine. Congratulations Michelle and Sam, and wish everyone a good weekend x

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card here again Sue, very beautiful. Biiig CONGRATS to Michelle for winning this weeks card too.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now, and hope you wount all be too busy to enjoy it too.

Rosie said...

I love the way you have combined all the different elements of this card.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the white highlights on the sunflower - that really brings it to life. Keep meaning to ask you how do you do such perfect layers? do you cut them by eye using a trimmer or is there some special gadget you use to get them so thin yet so precise - one of your fab videos on this would be wonderful I am thinking..... Hope you dont mind me suggesting this.
Rgs
Clare W

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card i love the stamp it is so spring looking. Congratulations to michelle. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, another set to put on my wish list. Congratulations Michelle on winning the card. Have a great weekend everyone Hugs Michelle. xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin all. The nightshift is getting harder but at least I don't have to worry about the customers lol :-).
Very sweet card today sue. I really like the simplicity of it beautiful.

Love Tracy in killie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card - I bought the filigree delight die after seeing it on your blog earlier this year and use it all the time
Denise Hancock X

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! I love sunflowers and the colouring is amazing , also the twine gives a lovely organic country touch!

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely card ,i do like sunflowers
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Winter Wilsonettes.
Cam - safe journey, did you see me wave on M62 as promised : ) ooops M61 a driver that doesn't know her M1's and M2's not good ay ? Have a great Christmas Cam.
Congrats to Heather, Im just NOT lucky : ( didn't win owt on Kim's blog either, as in the song in Cinderella - with a slight change in lyrics " one day my time will come" : )
Mrs W - this card is utterly stunning, beautiful beyond all words, a true W.O.W. In my books, thank you for sharing with us your world of beauty and talent. Maybe this time next year I will have a few more dies, stamps, and folders to help me make some lovely projects, they will never equal what you spoil us with, but with what the company give us to work with, maybe I can 'do better' as my report card use to say !
Sending all Winter Wilsonettes much love, health and happiness over the Christmas holiday if you cant come to play, and those of you in the position to play here over Christmas, I'll be seeing you.
Love n hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

nuttinanni said...

The title says all about the card, it's so sweet too. hugs Cheryl xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, love the flower stamp, one to try - congrats to the winner
Hugs
Carol x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the sunflower.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous the sunflower is so beautiful. It cheers up a dull, grey day. Love Jackie

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Sunflowers are like smiles of sunshine. X

Jan.moogie said...

Spring is in the air, da da da da da
To me this is a very happy card. Love it Sue.xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, I adore the filigree delight die frame, and the flower is gorgeous. I must say how effective the yellow lining on the sentiment and also the highlighting with white on the flower, so very effective.
Congratulations to Michelle, you lucky lady, and also Congratulations to Pam who won the chalk effect card on the Toolshed, I am so envious of that one Sue.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I love this bright and cheerful card especially with the weather at the moment still off to work the dog now and get wet!! Have a good weekend all. Helen xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Just what we need to brighten a miserable day. (weatherwise) It's such a beautiful sunflower turned into a beautiful card.
Congratulations to the winner of Wednesday's card.

Love Sheila xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely Spring type card to brighten a dull day

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love it all, something bright and cheerful and a dull and very windy day, sunflowers a a lovely reminder of summer.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, this is such a sweet card today.

karenlotty said...

I recently bought the perfect layers rulers to help me mat & layer & they are very good I suspect if you not seen them on C&C you'll find a demo on YouTube

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, I love this card it's very uplifting. Have a great Christmas.

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree it's a ray of sunshine on a damp miserable morning,love every thing on it the flower and the layers ect.
Marion H

Alice G said...

Hi Sue, very ingenious to decoupage the sunflower in that way to add to the dimension in the card. Wish I had an ounce of your creative ideas!

Alice x

Jane said...

Beautiful Card today. Happy Christmas to you and your Family Sue.

Jane xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a lovely sunny card. Love the decoupage in an opening! You are one clever lady - wouldn't have thought of that in a million years.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you do.
Hugs, Rose

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card and one that reminds us that Spring is just around the corner - shame that Winter has to come first though! Today's card is really refreshing and I love it- so thanks Sue. Congrats to both winners of the cards - you are both lucky ladies.

TOB said...

Such a beautiful card, I love Tim Holtz distress inks. hugs x

gwen70 said...

Super card Sue, adore the die and that beautiful sunflower

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, loving this gorgeous stamped image, you've created a beautiful and vibrant card to brighten up a dreary winters day. x

Sue Dunn said...

Goog morning Sue. This is a very sunny card. Lovely. X

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. beautiful card - love the flower peeking over the edge.
Love val x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue X happy crafting

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is beautiful and just what we need on this wet and miserable day. The sunflower always looks a happy flower if that makes sense. I hope everyone keeps safe in this bad weather, and has a good weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a lovely sunny card to brighten a very wet, windy & miserable day (weather wise!!) Love Sam xxx

Maid of Kent said...

Such a pretty card. Love it. The filigree frame die is a must have. Crafty hugs Ann x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely bright card, to brighten up a windy horrible day. Spring is just around the corner as it will soon be the shortest day! Have a great day, take care Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a sunshine card to brighten up any day...mind you I cannot stop smiling because I won the card giveaway, it means so much to me thank you again for all your kindness! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely card ,i just love the bakers twine over the ribbon .
Congrats to Michelle

Take Care
Elaine H X

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the Filigree Die, so useful, and this is such a warming card on such a miserable day, again!
Have a nice day shopping lol!
LoveMarg

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card today. Absolutely stunning and reminds me that as from tomorrow, Summer is on the way again (shortest day today).
Have a great day.
Ang x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card and can see it being adapted to many different occasions. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - So nice to get away from Christmas cards today! Absolutely love this sunflower card, thank you Sue.
ValC xx

Sue Crease said...

Sue, this is such a lovely clean looking card from you today. The colours are wonderful just the right amount.
I didn't get on yesterday but those two cards were fab too.

Sue. C

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue just the image i need to remind me of spring xx hazel

Eemeli said...

Very lovely-looking card and I like how the colored flower pops out the white overall.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, makes me think of summer - I wish - thank you x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card - love the way the you have coloured it and made it go under and over the frame - so pretty. Congrats to the lucky winners I'm sure they will treasure their cards for ever.
Beverley W

Erica said...

What a cheerful card for such a cold, wet and windy day. I love sunflowers, they remind me of summer and look gorgeous against this colour.
Erica x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Truly lovely card, do like that filigree die but I don't think Santa is going to bring anything else, my wish list is too long already!!!
Best wishes, Pat

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous Card! I love the way the layered sunflower is just peaking over the frame. Theresa x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, really lovely card, the sunflower is just what we need to brighten a very wet and dull day.Bx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a stunner. Just the card to cheer up a really miserable day. Thank you. lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

hollyberry said...

thank you for this beautiful card.It is a ray of sunshine on this dull,rainy day.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Truly beautiful card, love how you have coloured the flowers and how the layered sunflower is peeking over the frame. You are a genius and so sweet too. Congratulations to Michelle and Pam.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
REALLY LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH THE FONT. VERY NICE CARD
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the decoupaged flower in the frame, beautiful. Lovely spring colours.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a great card. I love the sunflower stamp. Congratulations to Michelle.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card and I love the die will have to get it and the sunflower is beautiful love Jean xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Such a stunning card today. Doesn't the sunflower just pop. hope you have a lovely weekend.

lynda said...

Good morning Sue a rather wet and windy one in Broadstairs Kent.
I love this card so summery love how the sunflower pops right out the frame and how you have coloured and highlighted the petals it.stunning as always.well you are our crafty leader have a lovely weekend Sue.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Lovely weekend to all Wilsonettes and congratulations to Michelle for winning the Wednesday giveaway

hotpotato said...

lovely card, very clean looking.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely card!! You come up with such beautiful combinations for cards! Love the lacy effect with the country flower. Even just the two rounded corners lets the color peak through just that little bit more bringing your eye to the sunflower. Will have to try the highlighting of the script, love the look. Feels like spring in the air, goes nicely with our unusually warm weather this week-end here in Ct. Congrats to the lucky winner!
Hugs, Karen

Pearl said...

Oh how lovely this card is Sue. I have a friend who adores sunflowers so it would be just right for her Birthday. I have until September to assemble the items so no rush. I love the way you have posed the sunflower just in/out of the aperture. Lovely card.

Craftihappiness and christmas greetings to all, love from Pearl

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

jessie said...

GOOD AFTERNOON SUE
A REALLY LOVELY CARD. LOVE THE SUNFLOWER.HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

Anonymous said...

Sue ,Thank you again for a wonderful year of your beautiful cards and videos. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO. YVONNE

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the filigree frame and the sunflower is gorgeous. I love everything about this card.
Congratulations to Michelle.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, going to give it a shot.

Congratulations to this week's winner's.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Really beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes,
Well that's us at the last weekend before the big day and boy am i glad Asda is coming tomorrow with my messages instead of fighting my way through the biz of the shops. Hubby went at 8.00 this morning to be met with an avalanche of people, so hate to think what it will be like now.
Back to today's wonderful creation and the beautiful sunflower. Its nice to get brightened up with the flowers that have yet to come. The sunflower is such a good flower for different occasions.
Congratulations to Michelle and Pam on your treasures that are beyond price.
See you all tomorrow if allowed to play,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant Card! Really like these stamps.
Gail Cx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Really like today's card. It is so effective and the flower is lovely. Thanks for the tip about the white pen! It makes a huge difference to the depth of the flower. As has been said a very adaptable card.

Safe travel to all those going to visit family and friends over next few days.

Have a little rest Sue, you deserve one!

Love Myra

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card. Put a smile on my face this gloomy Saturday morning.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous Sue love it.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely bright and cheerful card today to compensate for the dreadful weather we are having up North really cheerful.
Margaret corgi owner

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue, Seems ages since I was able to catch your blog, and I've missed it. Lovely and refreshing card.
Love Jackie C XXX

Barbara said...

So beautiful Sue! The sunflower stamp is gorgeous and love how you coloured it.

Crafty Nanna said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, nice and summery

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I like the highlights on the petals and yellow highlight on the sentiment too.
Donna Jones

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A great cheerful card for such a miserable day. ( weather wise.) I love sunflowers. In fact I love all kinds of flowers. Your colour scheme is fab. The decoupage looks great. A very pretty, lovely spring time card !! Thankyou for for all your fantastic inspiration. Congrats to Michelle for winning Wednesdays card. Lots of love Tres x x x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A bright and cheery card. Love the sunflower.xx

magpie said...

Stunning Sue, just stunning. This would brighten anybody's day to receive a card like this. Thank you for the reminder/tip of what to use the white gel pen for! The sunflower is beautiful. I will have to get around to doing a bit of stamping and colouring.....Love the highlight of the yellow on the sentiment. It looks lovely. Just a gorgeous bright and cheerful card. Congratulations Michelle on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Victoria said...

What a lovely fresh looking card to cheer us up in midwinter. Such a beautiful stamp and a lovely die to frame it.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the colours, love the flower, love the frame - love everything about this card - did you guess!!

Congrats to Michelle.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Shazza said...

beautiful card x

Chrisspi said...

That card is so sweet, I love it. So fresh it makes me think of sunnier days in spite of the storm raging outside.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

So so pretty, a hint of summer on such a wet and windy day. It's beautiful.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous

baconbits said...

hi sue, a stunning card, has a super summer feel and much needed on this rainy day.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful, and as has been said thanks so much for all your inspiration this year xxx

baconbits said...

hi sue, a stunning card, has a super summer feel and much needed on this rainy day.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue
What a Truly Fantastic Card it really makes you think of Summer, I love the background with the large dots, and the Beautiful Filigree Delight and placing your Decoupage Flower within the opening, the Colouring in Excellent, using the Distress Pens just love the shading and the use of the White Highlight Pen to make the Sun Flower stand out and a touch of Diamond Stickles, A Truly Awesome Card I really Love the Stamps from JustRight very beautiful, thanks Sue once again for brining us yet another Stunning Creation love and hugs from Sam x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, wow the sunflower really pops, lovely card to brighten our long winter days x

nannapat said...

We NEED sunflowers when we are having all this gloomy weather. Your card is so pretty Sue - I love the way some of the petals just go over the edge of the die cut. Congrats to Michelle. Pat x

Mary said...

Really beautiful and I'd say 'calming'. You have used my all time favourite and most used die - Filigree Delight, strange to say it doesn't work so well for me!!! Thank you Sue for sharing your gift with us. X

Laura O said...

great card as always ,thanks for such fantastic cards and ideas during the year.Laura O

camelot67 said...

Good evening Sue,

This is very late for me but it's the first chance I've had today. Your card today is just beautful! Thanks for sharing this with us, congrats to Michelle, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.
Margaret A.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A lovely fresh spring like card today love the frame die and the sunflower peeking over it is perfect, love how you've highlighted the sunflower must get a White gel pen and the shading with the distress pens is beautiful. Love it.
Hugs
Jean D

Anonymous said...



Hi Sue

Very pretty card today sunflowers are one of my fav's

Hugs Bevx

Sandy H said...

Pretty card, so fresh-looking. Brightened up a miserable rainy day.

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card.Really sunny looking especially when it's so cold.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! catching up on the blog. I haven't read other comments but from a distance the filigree looks like carved ivory; very pretty. Mabex PS only a couple of minutes until Sundays blog.

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, sorry missed yesterday it was hectic. Love the card though so crisp and clean. The sentiment is reflects to you because you are so sweet to us all.

Love June
xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Good morning
Can't believe I didn't leave a message yesterday!
Beautiful card and love the sunflower - looks so spring like.
Glad to see the sun trying to come out today better than that miserable weather yesterday.
Bye for now
Sheila x

Vie Carter said...

Late with this message, sorry

What a wonderful colour theme for the first day of winter, very spring like, it makes you look forward to Spring, lovely

Vie
x

Diane Mortimer said...

Very sweet indeed :-)

Diane from Glasgow xx