Friday, 11 January 2019

Just Because

Hello crafters!  Today's card uses up some of the little bits left over from some caught in crystal technique, waste not want not, right?  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card using the Tulip Twist embossing folder.  Next I cut the Hexagonal Border die in black and cut away the side scallops using my paper cutter.  I glued it to the lower portion of the card.  Next I cut the Rose Flower Square in white and attached it to a white backing with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet attached.  I cut it again using my left over caught in crystal (yellow and red crystal tints an some gold holographic glitter added to it).  I paper pieced the rose with the pieces.  Next I cut the die in a small bit of green pixie powdered piece to get the leaf area.  I paper pieced that into place.  I sprinkled Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz into the remaining exposed adhesive areas, added a thin black mat and then a slightly larger Double Stitched Square mat.  I added it to the top of the card with foam.  I cut the Just Because sentiment in black and glued it below the border.  White and Black card mats and layers were used to complete the card. The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






                                                           Follow my blog with Bloglovin

63 comments:

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful,bright card card to start the day. A wonderful way to use up some of those bits and pieces of card you have made.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is just awesome, love the paper pieced effect, always so interesting and tactile. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. This is absolutely gorgeous. I was so lucky to be chosen to receive this die at launch, for a tiny die it packs in so much beauty, as yet I've not made a card but cut several in different colours and lots of white to go with my Pixie backgrounds, so I look forward to seeing if I can create something to be proud of. Looking forward to the 24th too ☺
Have a lovely day whatever your plans xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
How effective is the caught in crystal technique on this pretty rose ? Of course some pixie powders to finish off and my latest purchase, that oh so versatile border. Lovely card, great inspiration
Hugs
Muriel x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful bright card. Love paper piecing and caught in crystal. Gorgeous.
Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

Hello Sue, lovely, bright, cheerful, happy card.
Annette x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a very pretty card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pussycats said...

GoodMorning Sue and all
WOW such a beautiful card this morning and I love the sunshine colours. The caught in crystal works beautifully on the design of the card and the hint of black makes the card pop.
Wendy, Pussycats

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, it’s amazing what can be made out of left overs. A beautiful card, with lovely colors.

Barbara V

CraftyCoffey said...

Such a pretty Card today.

Michele

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful rose from a beautiful lady. The caught in crystal technique that you have used for the rose makes it look real. The colors are beautiful and the Glitterbitz just show it off perfectly. I love the octagonal border and have used it numerous times. It looks great cut down as you have shown hear. Another winner.

Have a great Saturday. I'm waiting for the snow to arrive this afternoon.

Beverly

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with stunning rose.x

Chris Curry said...

What a great idea with this flower die. As I was lucky enough to receive two of the flower dies for Christmas this is a brilliant way to use them. Thank you Sue, have a good weekend.xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow this is my kind of card Sue, love the colouring you have created within the flower, I so like doing paper piercing.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card!
Love the bright colour on the flower and the embossed background :))

TDQ Karen said...

Bright and cheerful love it

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Love the paper pieced caught in crystal.
B xx

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
I love this Die and used it so many times!
Love Marg

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card as always and I just love the waste not want not idea. I'm sure I'm not the only one with a tub full of potential waste Your inspiration knows no bounds and it shows with this lovely card.
Have a great week-end.
Marie P.

Suemac said...

A bright clean looking card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the technique you have used on the rose and the beautiful colour you have chosen. Such a bright and cheerful looking card. Thank you for yet more great ideas.
YvonneMayxx

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue the colour you have chosen is beautiful and the deep background in white thank you for all you do for us
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is simply gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

What a great effect the caught in crystal gives. Lovely card.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. You are amazing. Every morning I sit here with my cuppa and open up my tablet..... first page is yours....and I am never disappointed......today is no exception. Beautiful card Sue. I have not tried the caught in crystal technique yet.... must give it a go. Thankyou so much Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card to brighten this dull day. Hugs Bernie xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue this card is beautiful. I love how you've used left over pieces to create a lovely rose. I really should use by leftover cardstock, bits from die cutting etc more. So guilty of putting them in a large bag and not searching through!! Xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I think it is about time I tried this “caught in Crystal technique”. I have admired the effect it gives for a long time now so I really must give it a go!!
This is a lovely card to brighten this dreary day!
Lesley S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and I have just bought the border die. love Jean Z xxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly beautiful card today with your caught in crystals technique. This card certainly brightens your day.Yvonne xx

Tressa said...

Lovely clean and simple card. Well, perhaps the caught in crystal isn’t quite so simple so, perhaps, the word should be unfussy.

Teresa

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous colour Sue and a very beautiful card
Gr Karin

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely and bright and a great way to use up the bits...

karenlotty said...

A great way of using scraps of caught in crystal and PP
Something I’m going to have a go at

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely and elegant - and reminding us that BITS ARE NOT TO BE THROWN AWAY...............

I've seen your new dies - they are fabulous - can't wait to see what you do with them.........

Hugs, Rose

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and a great way to use up some of those scraps that we all have and forget to use :-) I love the flower squares and now that I can put Christmas aside for a while I am looking forward to trying out different styles with them. Today's card has certainly given me some ideas to work with, thank you.

Frances

ursula said...

Very pretty indeed, love the vibrant colour of the paper piecing you did, lovely card...luv Ursula xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty with the beautiful white embossed background to the colourful rose. I love it.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Beautiful card today, love the coloured paper piecing on the Embossed background, very pretty.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day everyone

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Well I have all the ingredients to recreate this gorgeous card. Looking forward to the 24th to see what you do with your new release, I’m intrigued by some of them.

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card! I love the close ups.
Looking forward to the launch of your new collection!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Lisbeth said...

Hello Sue. A lovely card again today. Quite simple but with a splash of colour to turn it into something special.

Lisbeth

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue,
Just catching up with the last few days cards now that we've arrived in S.A. I love using your dies which lend themselves to paper piecing as I'm never happier using up my bits and pieces of card. Your stained glass effect boat die I've used for every male's birthday card for the coming year.
Having seen this gorgeous card today,has given me an idea for a few of my female friends. So, Thank you. Hugs xx Pauline in SA

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card with a lovely splash of colour.
Doreen R

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love it! Love Jean xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Truly beautiful card! I get a lot of pleasure using up bits and pieces! and this card certainly doesn’t look like it used up ‘scrap bits’!
Love
Sam
xxxx

sued99 said...

A very beautiful card. X

CCM said...

Simply beautiful. Love it.
Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning with sparkle, texture and layers. I like how you framed up the rose and in its placement which draws one's eye to the focal point.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! This is amazing!!!

CCM said...

I just had a sneak peak at your new dies, Sue! Really beautiful! I already made a list.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

dj from kettering said...



What a lovely card, love the colours
too!!



Doreen x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue!
I love the caught in crystal technique as its stunning especially with your dies, beautiful colours.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card love the poor piecing & the colours are so vibrant

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card sue love the bright colours. Laura o Springfield

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous bright and colourful card with a lovely embossed background - love it! xxx

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Very springlike. Your new release has a wonderful selection of dies and stamps.
Will be hard to choose from them all xx

Littlelamb said...

This is a lovely card Sue. Thank you.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Love the colours used in the making of this card. I also like the small dies, they add so much to a card, either singly or together.

Thanks for the inspirations, as always.

|Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock GB

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Today’s card is simply elegant!
Hugs x
Heather T

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Such a pretty card Sue and gorgeous colours.

hugs Maria x