Monday, 20 January 2014

Sweet Friend

Hi crafters!  Here is another sample from the CHA shows that I really thought came out quite pretty.  I embossed the background with a favourite folder called Tied Together by Couture Creations.  I extended the pattern to make a slightly larger background for my card.  Using the die from the Raindrops on Roses set, I cut two of the die that has a sort of edge feel to it (as opposed to the more oval die).  I used them at the top and bottom of my focal element, peeking out.  Next I cut a Resplendent Rectangle to layer on top.  I used Dries clear glue on the edge and added Iced Snow to the edge of the die for some bling.  Next I stamped my sentiment on milk card and stamped the flower vase below it slightly offset to the right.  I cut this out with Labels 18.  While still in the die, I inked through the die with one of the newer Distress colours called Shaded Lilac (very pretty new colour!)  I stamped the flower vase again on milk card and used the distress ink to paint it with. I cut it out by hand and added mounting foam to the back.  I mounted it on to the Label shape.  I stamped just the flower part a third time, coloured and cut it out to mount up for dimension on the original image.  I matted the card with a thin mat of matching lilac card, then added a double milk card with a pierced inner layer.  I completed the card with flatback pearls on the embossed background and the Resplendent Rectangle die corners.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x













147 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue that's what you are to all of us, have a lovely day
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Just gorgeous, love it

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the layers/die combo that makes up the focal element.
Rgs
Clare W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous, love it! The creamy layers look stunning. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
The sentiment says it all. I love the card and the new colour ink ........... another thing to add to my very long list of 'I need' lol. This card shows your colouring technique to perfection.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

So sweet, Sue, love it all.

'P' in Wales

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it just love it. What a stunning card Sue, colours, composition content excellent. xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another happy crafter it's stunning love the colour combo it's my favour colour thank you Tracy w x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
beautiful card lovely layers. It has just inspired me for my next card. Thank you take care Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another beautiful card, love the lilac, such a soft and pretty colour. The die cut layers of the focal element have a real wow factor. Bx

auscrafts said...

love the layers on this card ,

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Lovely pretty card, I just love this die set, Raindrops on Roses, I've used it quite a lot already!
Pretty lilac too.
Sheila x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful, just so beautiful. I have shaded lilac , and the roses and raindrops and roses sold out when I tried to buy them after Julia's show so on my wish list. Everything just blends so well. X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very very wet Burgundy and a very dark one too.
So it was a beautiful gift I opened on this horrible Monday morning.
I love your colour scheme for today and the new stamps etc are just so beautiful and such a beautiful beautiful sentiment - one we all should cherish.
All in all as you might be able to tell I love today's gift. Thank you Sue for starting my day off with a beautiful gift.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another beauty. Love the lilac and iced snow detail to the edging. The shaded lilac is a really lovely coloured ink it's one I turn to again and again.
Beverley W

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful .it looks like icing on a cake !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, I always love the tied together embossing folder, especially with pearls, the layered die-cuts are stunning together and the focal element is gorgeous. I will be trying this one, I'm also loving the new distress colour.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I just love everything about it. Have a great day. Love Jackie

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all the follower. Wow what a Sweet card. Love it Sally x

Maryann Laursen said...

Good Morning Sue, what an awesome card here today. I just LOVE it and how you´ve mixed the layers on this card. It´s so beautiful and elegant.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue Wow what a beautiful card its so pretty. I love the colours you have used. Its so elegant. Take care xx

Debs A

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Simply stunning.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the dies and my favourite colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Annie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Sonia Jones said...

Stunning card which can be used for a number of occasions. Hugs Sonia

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card, suitable for lots of occasions ( especially a lovely get well card). Loving the new lavender distress ink and the new dies.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, I love everything you have done.
Have a great day

Patricia. xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the lilac colour, so delicate and the vase with the beautiful flowers looks so real, I had to touch it.

Love Rosemarie xx

karenlotty said...

I'm early today! Waiting for a flight from Edinburgh back to London (yawn!) Very pretty card Sue

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Elegant and stunning. I wish I had a lot of pennies, so many lovely crafty things to buy. At least you give me the inspiration to adapt what I have in my crafty stash. I suppose that is the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I do like the way you use your dies. So pretty. Have a lovely day. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and the frame you created for the flower vase to sit on. Tied together is my favourite embossing folder too! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card, love the colours and layers.
Donna Jones

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue -a very sweet card - made by a sweet friend to us all , for posting all your lovely creations!
Have a great day,
XxRuth

nuttinanni said...

Simkply perfect in my book hugs Cheryl xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, well you have done it once more "blown us away with your Excellent Card" I just Love everything about it, I Love The Couture Creations Embossing Folder I always think this is just so Beautiful, I just need to purchase "The Raindrops On Roses Set" it's Stunning I wouldn't be able to achieve anything quite like your Awesome Card but I can try and have a go!
I love the Colours you have chosen The Milk and Lilac, I to really like my Distress Inks and this new one is just lovely, once again Sue Thank You for everything you bring to us it's so appreciated and I like all your lovely ladies enjoy the tips and techniques you share with us!
Love and hugs from Sam x
I hope everyone has a great day!

snowqueen62 said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. One of my favourite colour combinations. Just so pretty.
Hugs Sue xx

Marion Bull said...

Just gorgeous, a really pretty card to start the week. Thank you
Marion B

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Lovely die cut leayers.
Gr Elly

Jean Johnston said...

Style and colour are just the ones I love.Traditional and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

An new week starts for us all. Its cold here in Bolton but at least its dry for now, hope it gets better in Burgundy. Hope you have a lovely warm day in Florida Sue, how my body could do with some penitrating warm sun !
Mind you, this card has bought some gentle warmth to my Monday morning, its sooo pretty and I even have the embossing folder (one of the items I got with my gift vouchers) I also have some rectangle dies, so I can pull the two together today when I have a Valentine card marathon, although If your base card is the coconut card Sue I dont know if I can break the seal after waiting so long to get it I dont want to give it away !!! I must put the new Raindrop On Roses set on my 'Id like please' list, mind you by the time Im able to get it, it will no longer be new and a dozen more new sets will have been released, but that's life (welcome to crafting on a low budget Pearl) but believe me when I say you will love and appreciate your new purchases even more when you've saved for it : )
When you do your presentation Cameeli this week, think back to what I said yesterday - wink wink : ) and Norah enjoy the start of your 23rd year with your hubby, may there be many more to celebrate. I need to ask
my hubby what craft item he'd like for his birthday this week, I wonder what he'll choose !!! See, I DO take onboard your advice !
That's me done for now, all that's left to say is, have a great day my dear Wilsonettes, and if your not so good today either push through or rest up.
Love and big hugs to you Sue and all that visit this happy world.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely. So pretty .
Love Jan x x

Marion said...

Oh Sue this card is stunning love the vase of flowers and the diecut layer's are beautiful and no big bow im in heaven.
Marion H

hollyberry said...

Amazing card with beautiful colours.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Now for me this is a wow card, love it! Not a bow or ribbon in sight.
Really like your use of different dies.
Gail C x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
THANK YOU girls for all your beautiful wishes yesterday, i would say i can't believe the kindness, but i can because you are Wilsonettes and are the a special kind of friends.
Sue, all white are my absolute favourites but white with a hint of colour would be next to it. What a beautiful card you have made for us today. Soft hint of lilac card and the colouring you have done on the stamp is so lovely. Another real inspirational piece for us to get our teeth into when the dies come on sale to us Joe Public, or for some of us, when we get a wee windfall, such as the lottery would be nice.
KarenLottie, i hope you enjoyed your visit to Scotland and you met the real Scots that are warm and glad to have you visit. There again you could have met a me that says good morning to the grumpiest people with a smile on my face. My daughter thinks i'm nuts and should be in Larbert, but it's not there now, so i'm safe. She'll come away with silly comments like "Do you know them,him or her", like that's a good reason to make someones day saying Hello.
Well from a horrible day weatherwise here at Glenochil,(the Ochil Hills have totally disappeared today) i wish you all have a good day and i will hopefully see you again tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue this card is so gentle in colour but is just beautiful. How come mine don't look like this?? Helen xx

gwen70 said...

So beautiful Sue, I love it

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful - need I say more!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so pretty and fresh loving the embossed background with the pretty pearls.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. My kind of card. Love everything about it. Just beautiful. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
This card goes right to the top of my favourite list, it's gorgeous. Love it all, the hint of colour is the finishing touch, perfect.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
This card goes right to the top of my favourite list, it's gorgeous. Love it all, the hint of colour is the finishing touch, perfect.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Diane Mortimer said...

Very pretty indeed, love the colour palette

Diane from Glasgow xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card , love it, the sentiment says it all
Hugs
Carol x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, THe sentiment says it all.This card is exquisite, love the layering and soft colours. The tied together embossing folder is one of my favourites too. Your colouring is perfection too, wish mine looked half as good.
Sue thank you for your inspiration it is so appreciated.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, to go with the lovely morning we're having weatherwise. I love the colours and design - just beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
It was a beautiful day yesterday but now its back to the usual rain!
Your card is such a cheerful image to look at today Sue!
Oh! dear more Dies I NEED..... good job I don't smoke or drink else how would I be able to afford to craft!lol!
Love the lilac too!
Take Care
Love Marg

TOB said...

Just love it. That new distress colour is gorgeous, love the dies. hugs x Theresa

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Stunning card, what a lucky friend to receive that one.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the stamps, dies, little bit of bling and the lavender distress ink
Best wishes, Pat

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, so sweet very pretty card I love it thanks for all your ideas love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely and all from a blank card beginning WOW! Mabex

Joan D said...

What a super duper card. The colours and dies go together do well. I must get my mojo working again as your work really inspires. Have a lovely day x x

Joan D said...

What a super duper card. The colours and dies go together do well. I must get my mojo working again as your work really inspires. Have a lovely day x x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card as always. I love what you have done with the Raindrops on Roses die, I haven't used mine yet so todays card has given me some inspiration....I knew I could rely on you for that! Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Beautiful card, lovin the new colour distress ink too.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, just adore this card, love the new distress ink, another for my wish list, at least I am not alone, when I read everyone else has a wish list as long as mine! Take care have a great day, Jess xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today, love the colours you have used too.
Audrey x

weefortune said...

Beautiful, delicate Card today Sue x

Theresa Pace said...

i agree that it is a very pretty card. lovely shade of lilac too. is that one of the seasonal colours or a new di totatally?

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. Love the stamp. What, no bow!?!
Thanks for sharing.

Eemeli said...

Love the lilac color and it goes so well with off-white. Beautiful card.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such an adorable card today and reflects how all us crafters think of you as a Sweet Friend. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Morning everyone! It may be Monday but we are a happy bunch! We did have a good start with your beautiful card Sue!
The colours are so delicate and soft and think I too may need the raindrops on roses stamps ! Not the entire set ,just that one would be fine.
Have a lovely day everyone! Hope the weather perks up in Glenochil , Burgundy and any where else that needs a little sunshine. We have sun and blue sky here, so far !!
Love to all Myra

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. Wow just love these colours. So soft.It is a gorgeous card. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What the saying says on this card is certainly what you are to us all what a lush great looking card stunning .. hugs sarah xx

Lacelady said...

Didn't see enough of you at CHA, but these flower stamps are beautiful. Always makes cards easier to make if you have lovely things to work with.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Love the new stamps.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. I just love that milk card. You are a genius Sue, so many ideas floating around in your head! I just can't stop thanking you enough for sharing all.
ValC xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, a lovely delicate card, the "tied together" folder is a classic.

SHARICA said...

Morning Sue .. xx Awesome card today .. must get all the stamps and dies in this set xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Thank you for this lovely card today. So many ideas to take away and try, hopefully with some of your finesse. Simply stunning. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful dies and stamp with the tied together embossing fold.

JESSIE said...

MORNING SUE
A PRETTY CARD THAT LOOKS REALLY
STUNNING.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card, love the colour.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

sued99 said...

So lovely. The layers are gorgeous.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and sentiment Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colour combination. Ann (France)

Meg said...

Love the card Sue but not keen on the flowers this time.

Margaret O
xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
The sentiment is just how we all think of you.
Love the dies and the colour combo.
Simply stunning
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

CraftyJo said...

Stunning !

Lynn Rowe said...

What a stunning card .I love the colour combos. Simply beautiful

Lindsay Martin said...

OOhhh, I love it, the combination of dies you have used on this is really pretty, xx

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today in cream. I love the raindrops on roses set. especially the dies. This one looks stunning as a backdrop to the rose stamp. Their are lots of new Spellbinder dies coming up in March and they all look fabulous. That's the problem Steph are must have's get longer and longer. Good luck Cameeli for the 23rd, I might not remember on the actual day.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X
Happy Crafting

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Maggie said...

Lovely fresh and springtime card Sue perfect for a foggy GB day!

MaggieH

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Stunning card x

Susan White said...

Very pretty card! Thanks Susan

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Wow in one my favourite colours too! Oooo that Raindrops on roses die is soooo pretty....mmmm but hey ho! At least I managed to get the Tied Together embossing folder early last year after much searching! Well said about the sentiment Cameeli and so say all of us! Have a lovely day Sue and everyone! xx Love Karen xx

redfox said...

What a pretty card, it would be so lovely to give to a friend, i'm sure anyone would be thrilled to recieve it. I love the new shaded lilac distress ink and use it quite a lot. Thanks Sue, as always a beautiful card. Love Sarah

sue wilson said...

I love the colours in this one.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card - I absolutely love it all.
Apologies I have to rush today, take care, love Brenda xxx

Heather Rogers said...

One word Sue 'Gorgeous' I love the construction and the colours used so pretty.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card and I must look out for the new distress ink, very nice, love from Jackie D

Gail said...

Fab card and I too luv this folder although not used it for a while so may just have to remedy that xx I luv how you have used the mix of dies too xx GailT xx

hotpotato said...

So elegant Sue.

jane stillman said...

What a gorgeous card, fabulous die cuts and stamps. Love the new colour of the distress ink too x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Everything about this card today is beautiful, the colour, the flowers, the dies and the background. Beautiful!

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Helen Barker said...

Love the layers they make a very pretty focal element.Very pretty fresh looking card.
Helen Bx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue. the flowers are so beautiful and the lilac shading is really pretty.

loftylass said...

So Beautiful...love it Sue and another one on my 'must try' list.
Tfs and thank you for all your help these past weeks even though you were 'over the pond'.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Janice K said...

A beautiful card with lovely layers in a very pretty colour. x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card.
Alison B. x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I REALY like today's creation
That die set is one of the ones I managed too get from the CHA. It looks amazing
And you know where it is still in the packaging ....
I will have to get my act together and get some crafting done
Hope you don't mind if I use your beautiful creation for my inspiration will let you see the outcome of my endeavours
You Take Care Sue
Theresa xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Fantastic card, love the colour and the use of all the dies, looks great.

Love & Hugs

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

Laura O said...

a really gorgeous card,Laura O

Jane said...

Very Pretty like the new dies.

Jane xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I love the layered look and the flowers look so lifelike.
X Ros

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
A really gorgeous card almost good enough to eat! I love the tied together embossing folder especially with added pearls. Really love the layers of dies too.
Margaret corgi owner

Carol S. said...

Very pretty card Sue. Really delicate feel to it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue. I love it's feminine vintage feel. Theresa x

Zena McCalmont said...

Sue this is so lovely. X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and gang. Simply stunning. I sooo want these stamps and die set there is do much u can do with them. Or as my hubby says ill get them and not bloody use them they will sit in a drawer an look pretty lol

Love Tracy in killie xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue a beautiful lovely card the colours are pretty and the raindrops on roses die is on my wish list. I love the tied together folder I had it for Christmas wow happy.
Sue your cards are so inspirational I haven't seen any of your cards that I don't love.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning card. I will try this for my aunties 92nd birthday just change the sentiment. I would like to thank everyone who left kind messages on Thursday it meant a lot. Hope Debs son is home and well. Love tandy

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVING THE FLOWERS AND VASE YOUR DOING LATELY. STUNNING.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Joanne K said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card. Love everything about it. Kind regards Joanne K x

nannapat said...

Love the dies you have used Sue and that lilac is a gorgeous colour. Pat x

Pamela said...

Beautiful card Sue no surprises there of course

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card to start the week , the embossing folder with the pearls are just so pretty, and the dies you've used are gorgeous I have the rectangles but need the raindrops on roses!! The vase with the lilac flowers are stunning . Beautiful all round !!!!!
Hugs
Jean D

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning!! Can't wait to have a go.
Regards
Sheila

Mary Fox said...

Hi Sue, Hope you are well? I loved your Raindrops and Roses Set.I received mine today,they are beautiful.

I buy lots of the Just Rite Stamps too, as I love the sentiments that
go with them and compliment them really well.
Have a great day,
Love from Mary,near Glasgow.Scotland. xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love everything about it.

Just about to start a wedding card with Tied Together, seem to use it a lot.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Victoria said...

Quite agree, a very pretty card indeed with the famous embossing folder! Lovely layers, intricate and delicate.

kath said...

Beautiful card sue looks so delicate love the dies and the flower stamp you never let us down truly lovely x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic die layers combination!! Love the stamp and new color, real spring like! That's why we follow you every day, your fabulous creative ideas!!
Thanks, Karen

Sandy H said...

Such a dainty, delicate look to this card. The pearls always look so good with the tied together embossing folder.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Another simply beautiful card. To have such talent. We are lucky though, because you are kind enough to share with us. Thank you.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

I love everything about this card Sue, it is lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Debby Berry said...

Wow lovely card...

Haze T said...

Beautiful stunning card & just perfect for a very special friend
to let them know how much they mean to you..

Love the layered tiers & flowers & very pretty colour.

Another Beautiful Sue creation..

Crafty Hugs

Haze xx

Vie Carter said...

so pretty

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card. Love the dies very opulent. The pearls added to the embossed background look great and really finishes the card.
Kayleigh B x

Somerset Wedding Gal said...

A thoughtful, lovely and pretty card!