Saturday, 3 January 2015

Wonderful Gift

Hi bloggers!  A mixture of Scandinavian and New York collection for today's blog card.  I started with a piece of aqua card and embossed it with the Climbing vines embossing folder for texture.  I added a bottom piece of coconut white card that was cut on the diagonal and then scored.  I cut a New York border in white and glued it across the diagonal and added flatback pearls to it.  The Copenhagen die was cut in black as a backdrop for my focal element.  I stamped the Honey Flower stamp in black and cut it out with the matching die in the Stockholm die set.  I inked it with Aqua Adirondack before removing it from the die and added it to the focal element with mounting foam.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval die from the centre of the Scandinavian Background.  I cut a New York tag and attached my sentiment to it, then mounted it to the top of my card, slightly overlapping my focal element.  I tied a white seam binding messy bow, added a black jute bow to it and topped it with an aqua and white Camellia flower.  I pierced a white mat to frame it, then added a thin aqua card and thin black card mat and a final white mat layer to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Heather Rogers said...

Simply lovely Sue. Such a lovely colour and design.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Lovely design and colours.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so clean and bright, just beautiful. Take care Kitty

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Your dies go together so well, a really pretty card, great colours too

Muriel x

Glennis said...

This one is very pretty, I love the colour

Maryann Laursen said...

This is just absolut stunning here, and I´m totally in love . It´s just my colors and everything is sooo beautiful and well made every where on it. Sooo stunning work with a wonderful sentiment too. I absolutely LOVE this one here Sue.
Have a wonderful week-end now.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I'm not sure what is happening but I have two separate posts from you today. Don't get me wrong, I am certainly not complaining, just loving a sort of Twofer day : ))
This card is gorgeous, so fresh and bright. I love it all. I must try scoring the bottom of a card, something I love the look of but keep forgetting to actually do! Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sue, think we've got a bonus rwo-fer today!!
This is a very pretty card and do love the central stamp and the diagonal split. Just lovely.

'P' in Wales

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love this card, beautiful colour and design. Sue xxx

Pam said...

Mrs B you were so right, I almost missed it and it is beautiful, thank you

Sandy G said...

Beautiful card. Love the scored lines and the pretty colour. Thanks for sharing.

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning Sue, love the colours, dies and whole composition. Thanks for sharing. xxx

Anonymous said...

This is lovely Sue and the Copenhagen die makes a wonderful frame for the picture


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I thought I'd missed a blog when I logged on this morning but then realised there are two blogs. Is it a treat or a mistake with blogger? Lol. This Card is so beautiful I love that you can mix your dies I have a great time experimenting.
I'm home after being away for two weeks so a lot of washing to get done lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, like others I thought I had miss read my list this morning. Oh I am not complaining in the least. Loving both cards this one is gorgeous great. Mix of dies and the colours are perfect. Hazel x

Jackie Meechan said...

Now this one I love the colour and the design is Gorgeous.

Hope everyone had a good New Year and looking forward to this one.

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, lovely colours & design.


MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful and crisp in aqua and white.
Better go look at the extra now lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jane said...

I love this one it so delicate just beautiful.

Jane xx

carol edwards said...

A second delight of the day Sue. Love the colours on this one and the way everything seems to go together so well.x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the colours

CHERYL brown said...

Lovely rich colours and design make this one an opulent card for any friend. I score my cards quite often if I find I have used a larger than normal card base.
Stay safe and warm everyone.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - oh how I love this card and the black and aqua are stunning used together. Your dies are just beautiful Sue. Best wishes

Jess Watson said...

Hi again, just been back into the start of the blog and seen the other card it is lovely, love the colours you have used on this one, so delicate. Thanks Jess x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this stunning card, absolutely beautiful
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card!

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I nearly missed this one as when I logged on I only saw the other card.
I live the colour and design of this card
Denise X

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Aqua card nearly as much as the Teal.
Made my granddaughter in AUSTRALIA a Christmas card with it as its summer there, and the Aqua is like the colours in FROZEN so you know what that meant ....lots of oooohhhhs as it was a Snowman too!
Back to your card..... I love it!
Take care Sue
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the colours xx hazel

Janice K said...

Love the colours in this stunning design.x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner, I love the aqua and white.
Have a good day.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner, I love the aqua and white.
Have a good day.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue. It's a two fer Saturday. I love the soft colour you have used, the flowers are gorgeous and the embossing folder works so well with design. I just love it all.
Love Brenda xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very pretty. Nearly missed it.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, confused here I see there was two cards today.
Gail Cx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I would have missed this one if it hadn't been for the comments on the 'ginger' card. This one is beautiful, I love the colours and the stamping.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue,
I too am confused this morning as I thought I had missed a day somehow, however it was a nice surprised to find two cards today.
The card is so pretty and I love everything about it.
Lesley S x

Janice Wallace said...

love this card too, very fresh, clean colour scheme.
Janice W

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one too. Aqua card is lovely.

Hellma said...

A little bit tipsy today Sue but great to see both cards,

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Wow this is ansolutly atunning I love the colour
And the design of it.
Take care xxx

Debs A xx

Julie Elli said...

Gorgeous Sue!
The Copenhagen die is gorgeous the colour too. A real treat for today which is feeling a bit flat. Thanks for sharing. Big hug.
Julie E

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

a fantastic card ,Laura O

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue
Take Care
Elaine H X

Jacquie said...

Stunning again Sue, love this design and one of my favourite colours too.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
How lovely two fer one today. Such a simple but stunning card today. How lovely for us to have two for one cards.

Anonymous said...

Another great card today Sue, good start to 2015 so far with some fab cards already, can't wait for what else you have in store for us, craftihappiness and love to everyone from macky.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is such a lovely card. I really like the design and colours xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue yes I've just asked my husband if I slept through Saturday and missed a day too. This is beautiful and a great colour combination, so glad I scrolled down a bit further. Thank you for sharing a twofer. Love Diane G xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Really adorable!! Love the gorgous embossing, the colours, the image and the sentiment! The flower die is one of my favourite and your realization is stunning!

Fiona Young said...

Good Morning everyone. What a treat these cards are. I love the Aqua colour in the one, and I can just see the striplet hearts in my St. Valentine's Day cards!!

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sue, Very very Pretty..
Cameeli xx

Rose in Chester said...

And this one is gorgeous, too....... hadn't even looked down until I saw the comment on the first card relating to "two-fers". Glad that I saw that.
Love the colour combo and the composition, easy on the eye.
Thank you Sue.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.
Veronique L

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanna Dickson said...

Hello again
love the colours.
I'm loving playing with the latest dies. Gorgeous detail. Happy days
love Jo xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautifully designed card,Love the design and colours
Take care
Hazel G XX

Aspiring crafter said...

Love everything about this card Sue!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just arrived home and sat down to check the blog! Thought I'd either missed a day or commented twice on one blog! Whatever happened the card is lovely - Aqua and black are beautiful together. Thanks for the twofer!,
Love Myra xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Another beautiful card. The little black accents really make the card ping, lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

nzillingworth said...


SHARICA said...

Awesome card .. love the colours .. xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely love this card maybe that is because of the colours lol I love everything about this card and as always inspired
Take Care Sue
Theresa x

C A W said...

A second treat, though after the holiday season multi-card bonanza your breaking us back into one a day gradually eh? Another lovely card, I particularly like the striking black on the pale blue. Thanks, Carol

Karen Drew said...

Very pretty card. The colours are gorgeous
Karen xx

Diane Maitland said...

A beautiful card with a very fresh look to it, think it is the blue card you have used. xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I love the delicate blue you chose to use on this card. I'm always happy to see your wonderful flowers on any of your cards, they are just so beautiful and yes, I do still have the flower dies on my wish list, hopefully they'll come to the top of the list pretty soon this year :). As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Blue Rose said...

Gorgeous card, love the color, and the stamped scene. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I am a bit late in commenting today as was a little confused when i saw there was to cards but i am not complaning as its like your two fer fridays, but its saterday lol. This is a stunning card. I love the stamped image and the colours are beautiful.
Hop you are having a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

yorkielass said...

Hello,Sue,, I nearly missed this gorgeous card, thought I had slept and missed a day, love the aqua and white so pretty.
Hugs to everyone, June xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow two fur but nearly missed this beauty I was a bit confused doesn't Tate much often have senior moments.
Lovely colours Aqua & White so pretty. Love how you scored the bottom Part must try this.
Thank you for sneaking this stunner on the blog
Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Ello ello ello what's this then ? Who's trying to send me gaga now ? Why didnt I see this earlier, blogger what are you doing to us now, or is it our Sue treating us to another stunner. You know just how I adore the aqua, its such a delicate shade of blue, so what have we done to deserve this two-fer, whatever it is I think we should do it everyday LOL, sorry Sue the addiction is getting the better of me. Its stunning and very beautiful. Thank you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today, just love them both.
Best Wishes. Lilian in Cornwall

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi, just found this card, it's just so pretty and delicate. Will be trying out my dies to see if I can recreate it with what I have.
Love Zena x

CraftyJo said...

Glad I'm not alone in 'missing' this card - just found it now and it's lovely :)

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue I love the black and aqua colour combo and I need that stamp and embossing folder lol xxx crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

Gail said...

Fab card and using one of my favourite colour combos xx GailT xx

Darlene4527 said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors and the dies work beautifully together.

Sandy H said...

Pretty card. I would have missed this one if I hadn't read comments on the Striplet die card.
Take care everyone.

Craftycatty said...

Beautiful contrast , eye catching!

Jayne S said...

Pretty card using my favourite colours.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful cards again for todays perusal.

Love both of them equally & the colour of the first one is definitely very suitable for the Autumn/winter season..

Love the diagonal border on the bottom half of the Aqua card as it really draws the eye into the lovely design.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie xxx

DeCor said...

A stunning card. So soft looking but full of lots of detail. Love the muted colour. Thanks again

Kathy Peak said...

Sue, recently discovered your blog/cards and I'm in love, love, LOVE. Beautifully done! I cannot wait to "have it all!"

Kathy Peak said...

Sue, recently discovered your blog/cards and I'm in love, love, LOVE. Beautifully done! I cannot wait to "have it all!"