Monday, 23 March 2015

You're Wonderful

Hello crafters!  I love this card, the colours were just so pretty together in real life.  I started by embossing the coconut white background with a new embossing folder (it will be on my next shows in April) called Leafy Quad.  Next, I cut the New York border die four times, twice out of rich plum card and twice out of a dusty lavender card (from my stash)  I glued them to the edges of the card so they were slightly overlapping and interlocking each other, but with the straight edges outward to create two columns.  I cut the Herald Square out of Rich plum card.  I then cut the Madison Square out of coconut white card and glued them together.  I used a smaller square to cut the inside of both of them to create a frame.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it to the centre of the card in a diamond orientation.  I added our new adhesive pearl strips around the inside of the frame (I used just one row cut from the double row pearl strips.)  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the New York tag.  I inked it lightly with Seedless Preserves distress ink before removing it from the die.  I mounted it with foam in the centre of my frame.  I tied a double bow out of white satin ribbon and added it below the frame.  I made a ribbon rose from the Raisin satin ribbon and added it with a few Mosaic Leaves to the centre of the white satin bow.  I completed the card with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots all the way around the edge of a white mat.  I added a thin mat of the dusty lavender card then a final white mat to finish it off.  The finished dimensions are  8" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x












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152 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card, very elegant.
Have a good day everyone, hugs to all

Heather Rogers said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I thought your photos were lovely glad you had a good time it was a well deserved break for you thanks for sharing it with us.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful big card. love the pearls, Thank You. take care Kitty.

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue another beautiful card the colours are striking * I will just need to get the embossing folder come April.
Yvonne xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew
Very pretty. Quite opulent today with those colours. Love the flower. I need to give that a go! Xx

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card today, the colours are so subtle together and yet another way to use your dies. Hugs to all Linda.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
love this card, colours, flowers, dies and thw gorgeous EF
Muriel x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love the colours
I can't wait for your next shows
Pat x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and can not wait to see your show the embossing folder looks great to thank you tracyw

DMJ said...

Love the card again, Sue, and that embossing folder looks like another "want!!"


Doreen x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I wonder what other new "goodies" you will have for us in April? Sue xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, well this is just beautiful, gorgeous colours, and wow that embossing folder has just gone on the need list, can't wait to see what else you are bringing us. Have a great Monday everyone. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card the rich plum is my
favourite colour at the moment I have done quite a few
cards with it.
Nancyd xx

Maria Illsley said...

An absolute stunning card love the ribbon rose xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Striking card, love the plum colour. Two more for my wish list. (Eb folder and pearls) I got the floral corner pearls , they are very pretty, JJx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The colour is gorgeous and the Rose is so cute! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this and want that leafy EF! Thanks for the congrats messages on blog yday. Appreciated. Happy Monday all.

Anonymous said...

Those borders are so effective, Sue. A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Im actually getting shades of brown on my screen so will have to imagine the plum and lilac on this very pretty card. The embossing looks interesting so will look forward to seeing your new folders.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very elegant card. The plum colour is very rich looking, and i like the way you have used two slightly different colours to achive your finished card. Not long now to see what you have in store for us crafters in April. I am sure you will be tempting us with some beautiful products.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, not quite seeing the colours from my iPad though xx

Anonymous said...

A lovely card with effective use of the borders.
Jan
Northampton

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes hope you had a good weekend. Todays card is gorgeous I love the colours you have chosen and the ribbon rose looks fantastic on the front.

Enjoy your Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, i love the colours and the new embossing folder,had a great time at the N.E.C Saturday and Sunday and a nice chat with Julia, thank you for sharing your creation, Linda x

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, love the card I too see shades of chocolate on my iPad, yummy E/F .
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Marianne's Craftroom said...

It is a very pretty card, love the side panels, so many great ideas again

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card, love the different tones of the colouring.
Have a great day

Love & Hugs

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

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-love the colours against the beautiful embossed background.

Michele

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue.
I love the two tone idea on the border. Pretty card. Thank you.
Caz x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous it is just stunning. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and colours. The embossing folder looks good x

Lesley Cann said...

Great card I love the colours and the way you have used the borders.

carol quinn said...

love the card, and the new leafy embossing folder
beautiful

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fantastic card today. I love the look of that embossing folder, it will have to go on the list.

Love Rosemarie xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Another brilliant card, love the colour.
Gail Cx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card using your dies in ways that I haven't thought of (putting the borders together) I love the Leafy Quad EF too and am looking forward to your shows in April :) The colours are showing as browns on my screen but it still looks lovely so no problem : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone.Take care xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Big, bold and beautiful!...and yet another new embossing folder to tempt us with, looking forward to seeing more of that one, although my wish list is getting ever-longer - I really need two birthdays like the Queen...lol

Izzy

auscrafts said...

very pretty colours

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and would work in so many different colour combos xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Elegant card, great colours, nice embellishment - always new ideas. Thanks, Sue.
Bought the EF from yesterday!

'P' in Wales

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the colours and your design is wonderful. Take care

Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the way you have created your borders with a two tone effect and I like the look of the new embossing folder too. Bring on April for your shows and Ally Pally! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,wow what a lovely way to start the new week,such a beautiful and stunning card!! Love the way you have used the dies and the paper colours are very elegant!! Take care Jane B.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, loving todays card as it looks so sumptuous and regal. The new leaf embossing folder is stunning!X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the two tone effect, the embossing folder is on the need list.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Today's gift is a beautiful way to start the week and to add to that we have sunshine this morning too.
I love your colours for today - they are so royal/regal and really showcase your gorgeous dies.
I'm waiting for some of your new pearl corners etc to arrive and have fingers crossed that they will arrive today.

Congratulations to all last week's winners.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE - CONGRATULATIONS SUE ON REACHING 5300!!!!!!!

What a fantastic achievement. I was hoping we would reach that number for you to come home to but it's here now.

Off now to wait for my usual delivery from Mr T. and start sorting crafty things ready for next week=end.

It's a gorgeous morning here Sunshine and Blackbirds singing their little hearts out. It really makes everyone feel a little better. To all in pain or suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card, love the way it puts the French border together, the effect is beautiful. This new embossing folder looks lovely. I think it will complement almost every card. A must for almost everyones craft room.
Hope you have a good day,hello Brenda XXX

Aspiring crafter said...

Another beautiful card Sue, love the colours and design.
Another stunning embossing folder!
XxxRuth

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
it's an absolute beauty, everything about it. Looking forward to April's goodies...
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Not my favorite colors but WOW what a design, very in trend and elegant.xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Love the regal look of this card and you have used such pretty colours too. What a great combination. Must have a play at layering my boarders.
Enjoy your day
Love Diane G xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. Love the colours and these dies, especially how you've interlocked the borders. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card Sue, and that embossing folder looks interesting. Looking forward to your next shows, I'm sure there will be lots of goodies needed from them. LOL. Thank you Xx

karenlotty said...

I'm loving this latest batch of cards of yours - I hav these dies I just need more time to play! What with Julia's and Johns ideas too My head is spinning Love the colours too

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card and can't wait to see the new embossing folders in April. It will be great to have you on our screens again. Have a great week. x

Joanna Dickson said...

Morning Sue
This new York collection is brilliant. So versatile. A fabulous investment.
Lots of love
Jo xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, will try this later

iReneM said...

Beautiful!! Love the plummy colours and the new EF.

I am happy to say that I have these dies :)

Hugs to all

x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love how you have used the border die.

Susan White said...

Looks like a lovely embossing folder! I look forward to seeing more of it in your samples, Susan x

Kate's Cards said...

So ornate!

val jones said...

Beautiful Sue, i so love the colours you've used and the embossing folder looks lovely.
Love Val in Spain x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I'm never going to catch up when you keep bringing out such amazing things lol. I love today's card and once again these are two colours I would never have thought to put together but they look gorgeous so thanks for another idea for future cards.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jill Berg said...

Very pretty

nattyboots said...

Lovely card and colors Sue
Elaine H X

Anouk said...

beautiful card, love the position of the leaves on the bow. never seen before

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue and all that have posted and those that follow. Think the sun came from here Janet, but dont get too excited, our sun has been followrd by grey sky and rain so get your laundry in (dont say you've not been warned) lol.
Unfortunatly Im not drinking in the beautiful colour scheme you have used as on my phone screen they look mucky brown ! But I know just how delightful this card will look as do all the cards you share with us. Its beautiful and the die used for your focal point is so pretty and delicate, I use it whenever I can.... I feel a sell out looming even before your next show's everyone needs and wants this new little beauty of an ef including me : )
As shattered as I am after yesterday's market I have to put up the D.N.D sign on my den door and crack on with order's and re-stocking my baskets so I dont have a mid month panic when I realise I've not made enough of a certain occassion card !!
Im sending love to our unwell friends this Monday, and leaving my basket of comforting hugs just by the door so you can pick one up if you feel it may help you through the day.
Love n hugs to you all.
A sleepy Lancashire Steph xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, a lovely die created card, it's possiblities are endless. X Ros

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card, I love the way you have used the border dies.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card with the most beautiful colours.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, The card is lovely and the colours. love Jean Z xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card, and gorgeous card colours.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. I will certainly give it a go.
Regards,
Evis M.

June Horrocks said...

What a stunner dies gift not a card you are so clever thank you love to all thanks for leaving the hugs at the door steph need a couple today love to all June horrocks xxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card, your new EB looks like another winner and a must have. Counting the days till you are back on o ur screens. Take care, Jess x

Paula said...

Another beautiful card Sue, well done you! You obviously never loose your mojo like some of us poor beings. :)

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything about this card. Can't wait to see what other new goodies you will have for us in April.
Beverley W

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue. Looking forward to your April shows xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Sue
I am another one who can't wait to see the new EF. I seem to like all of them and have gathered quite a few!
Todays card is brown, so I must imagine the colour but it still looks pretty ...I think I will need the pearls too !
take care
Love Marg

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card i just adore the colours, have a good day all
hugs sarah xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love the New York collection but don't have the borders yet.
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Janette MacArthur said...

I love the use of the borders - another great card today and great colours too!
Janette x

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card. Love the opulent colours you have used and your rose is gorgeous. I am so looking forward to seeing your shows in April. This new leafy embossing folder will fly out of the door, it's lovely.

Love and hugs for all
Saba

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very elegant and rich looking. Your new embossing folder is lovely.

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, wow this card is truly sumptuous and rich, beautiful colour and the new embossing folder is lovely. The flower is delicious. Looking forward to the shows in April, love Deb C xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I just love the New York collection dies. Look forward to seeing you new embossing folders. Your photos were lovely it looks so lovely there.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I luv it when you show a card and I have the dies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Helen Bell xx said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card once again. Really like the new embossing folder too. Looking forward to your April shows and have just ordered my Ally Pally ticket. Never been before so very excited.

Love Helen xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Another lovely card, & with one of my favourite dies too!

Vie Carter said...

Great card, just love this set of dies

Vie
x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, wonderful card, love the colours and another embossing folder that I would love!! Love
Jean xxx

Scottydog said...

Yet another lovely card Sue! I like the colour combination.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I really love the colours you have used today and they look really clear on my iPad . Technology can be a pain sometimes but it's great when it works! No blog without it for a start!
I really need that EF I think. You are naughty! Just love today's card . Your ribbon Rose is lovely too. Thank you Sue.
Sending love to everyone,
Happy packing Janet - just keep smiling! I know you will.
Myra xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, the colours don't look quite as they sound on my screens but I bet they're lovely in 'the flesh'.

Catherine Giordano said...

Good Morning Sue. How do you do it? Love the color match-up and the embossing folder. The rose set atop the ribbon was the perfect finishing touch! fellow crafter, Cathy

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and sounds like April is a month to look forward to. SueL x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love this card, very pretty. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Sylvia Marriott said...

First time that I have seen your blog - very impressed, lovely ideas

Sylvia Marriott said...

beautiful card - you are so amazing

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I love the column effect with the border cuts and the two colours work really well. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
another stunning card. Love the subtle colour tones and they way you have created the columns out of another die.
Ali B. X

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. I love the colours you chose. It's always a delight to see how you use border dies for anything but borders :). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely love the card, just gorgeous. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, really very elegant!

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,wow you have used the new york dies a lot and each sample is so pretty ,Laura O

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and lovely colours. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jill Liddle said...

Another gorgeous card today and the colours go beautifully together.

Jean said...

So pretty!

terrie said...

Beautiful and rich looking card...
This card turned out really nice.
Well done Sue

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again. So intricate and love the lavender cardstock. Love, Ivy L xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Plums and lavenders - a great combination. Your PVA "pearls" are just perfect. You inspire me to persevere in perfecting my "pearls". Maybe one day!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love everything about it, colour - pattern, pearls etc.

Have a crafty day all

Hugs from Dorothy xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card and I love the Madison square die.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,,
Love, love, love your stunning card. Everything is beautiful
Patricia xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, lovely colours and the new embossing folder is beautiful. A big thumbs up from me.
Frances

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
the new embossing folder looks very nice - is there just going to be the one or do I need to start saving very fast for a lot of new releases??

Hugs to all
Meg
xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

very pretty card. lovely hues, hugs xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
what a wonderful card I love the colour in fact I love everything about it
every time i visit your blog it makes me want to craft
congrats to all the winners yesterday
take care all
Theresa x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Ooh now that's nice! Very elegant

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous I do love tbe colours also. I have these dies so will have to try it.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Mac Mable said...

Such classy colours and loving the EF already! Loved your holiday photos x

pinky said...

Such a lot of catch the eye here Sue, looks absolutely stunning.

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue i love the richness of the plum card and ribbon, thank you Johanna

craftynanna said...

Sorry Ladies i forgot to Congratulate all of yesterdays winner Well Done Girls, Johanna

Brooke Bont said...

I love the colors and just like the card

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Elegant and lacy. Love the colors and on point focal.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card although colours not showing up too well. I love the new Embossing Folder and cant wait to buy it.

Dawn Holben said...

OH wow another gorgeous card today.
I love all of the new York dies and must get my hands on the new embossing folder lol.
I wouldn't mind getting my hands on your card stash as well as you have some lovely colours.

liz spooner said...

This card is gorgeous Sue, this is the first card I can do in full because I have all the dies. xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Willsonettes
Stunning card as usual so very elegant gorgeous colours
The plum card is very ritch. I love the EF & your ribbon rose beautiful. Congratulations Sue on reaching 5300 followers you so deserve it love Lynda Brock xx

JANET hope packings going well Hug's Lynda xx

TOB Theresa missing you hope your ok (((Hug's))) Lynda xx

Sheila & Nikki your still in my thoughts & prayers (((Hug's))) Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra Margaret Myra,Maria Steph Hazel Patricia TOB Theresa Wheelybad TIna E Saba Sam Pat Mrs B Norah Pam JeanD Janet Brenda L
& all on this best blog ever love Lynda xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !! This is a beautiful card today !! I love the New York Collection. The colours you have used match pefectly together. I love the New York Borders. They are my favourite of all your border dies so far. The Madison square looks fab to. I love the sentiment and tag die, and your flower is beautiful Sue !! Your New EF looks great but now I have ordered yesterday's one, I will have to wait until it is on your April shows !! Thank you for sharing such a truly beautiful card today Sue. I definately will be making my own twist on this card.
Lots of love to you Sue love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone today love from Tres x x x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is beautiful, and I bet the colours are even more gorgeous in real life.
Don't work too hard Sue, or your holiday will have been in vain.
Love to all, I hope you are all as well as you can be.
Maureen x

Vick said...

OMG!! these are my colours, aubergine/plum is my fav all time colour its in my living room and the lavender one is in my shabby chic toilet and going in my bedroom, i have to get some of that card. I love seedless preserves DI ink it was you that brought the colour and its existence to my attention and i went out and bought it straightaway, loving it, love the card hun, hugs, Vick xxx
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Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and I love the plum/deep pink colours, look really striking together.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Littlelamb said...

Sorry I am so late. Lovely card today and my colours so will try something like this with one of the other New York dies I have.

patwyn said...

Beautiful card again and loving the colours. Another EF for my wish list , not sure I will ever reach the end of it!

Hugs to all
Pat xxx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card
Luv
Karen xcx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, love the embossing folder.
Di B x

Julie Elli said...

Oooooohh new Emb folders. Can't wait. Very lovely card Sue. Big hug
Julie E

SHARICA said...

Another Lovely Card .. xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love how you've used the New York Border Dies to do the side panels, such a fantastic idea.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Rae Macfarlane said...

Just bought the Madison square and the deco square stamp ....your designs are terrific Sue....!

nannapat said...

Great card Sue and, as you say, the colours are beautiful Pat x

Eunice said...

I totally enjoy the rich colors that you have chosen for this card. Thanks for the ideas for using the dies.

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours.

Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The colours look quite subtle and the EB looks lovely, reminiscent of fern leaves.
Looking forward to the shows in April. I'll be going away after Easter, but I hope I'll be able to set some of them to record before I go.

Hugs to all,
Angela in S. Wales Xx

Darlene4527 said...

Love the colors and the lacy look!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
VERY PRETTY CARD. LOVE THE COLOUR AND FLOWER. YET ANOTHER EMBOSSING FOLDER I MAY NEED LOL GREAT JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card.You are so clever with how you display your dies.Which are an Inspiration
Take care
Hazel G XX

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, lovely colours & love all the different textures.
Will have to keep an eye out for that new embossing folder as it looks lush & another must have...
Stunning card & suitable for so many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx