Wednesday, 3 October 2012

True Friends

Hi everyone!  Today's card is sort of a shabby chic type with a mixture of different elements that I love.  I started with the background of wine coloured card and the Dainty Dots A4 embossibility.  I never got to demo this one on Sunday as it sold out right before my demo of this card.  I did want to say, though, that I use a piece of cardstock as a shim with this one.  The reason being is that the design is so delicate that it needs more embossing to really show up I think.  Place your card in the folder and then put one piece of card(around 200 to 215 gsm) between the folder and the raspberry plate, it works a treat.   I stamped my sentiment  (from the Creative Expressions Friends Sentiment Stamp set) on milk coloured card then cut it out with the largest size of Decorative Labels 8.  Before embossing, I added in the next size down in that die set, then embossed them, leaving a lovely pattern surrounding my sentiment.  I used both of those dies again to cut out a frame.  I mounted the frame with 3D foam and sat it over my sentiment.  I added a strip of cream triple scalloped lace to the edge of the card, then added my frame with some mounting foam.
Next I made the flowers by tearing a length of the cotton hemp ribbon down the centre.  You need to start it with scissors, then grasp it tightly and pull apart.  The pieces will naturally curl as you rip.  I punched a circle out of the sticky self adhesive paper and applied it to a piece of milk card.  Peel the backing off and start from the centre and twist as you wrap the cotton hemp ribbon around in a circle.  Finish with a bit of Cosmic Shimmer glue at the very edge and tuck the end under and secure with tape.  I made three of these flowers of varying sizes for my card and added a few of the faux suede leaves (which I split by pulling them apart).  I finished by piercing around the edges.  What do you think, is it a keeper?  All for now, Sue x


155 comments:

Hellma said...

Morning Sue, like the card, i think i would try a diiferent coloured background.

auscrafts said...

sorry Sue but this for me is one of those not too sure of cards, I like most of it but don't like the flowers Love the design and lay out ,just not sure if I like the look of the flowers

Missmizog said...

I like this card Sue. You could use loads of different colour combinations.
Thanks for the tip on the dainty dots.
Sue

Eemeli said...

Good morning Sue and what a fab card once again! My favorite on this one is the 3d-looked frame. Love also your handmade flowers, the color fits to the overall and the softness is a great touch.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Anonymous said...

I do like this one Sue, the vintage style appeals to me, hope you will not be off our screens for too long!! Edwina

Jan.moogie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and a great tip about the shim. x

fame01 said...

i liked this card when you did the demo very vintage feel to it just my sort of card , hope to see ya soon keep up the stunnng work you do all for now sarah .x

baconbits said...

Morning,
I think the whole composition of this card is fab. Really liking the 3d frame, a very elegant card and the flowers we so different will be giving these a try.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I love this card and do like the colour of the background. In fact I made two cards yesterday in these colours with the same embossing folder. Love the flowers too. Love Jean x

Christine Harrop said...

Love the colours and the 3D frame.Lik Auscrafts said, I'm not too sure about the flowers but that is probably because I have never seen them before. I'm sure they will grow on me. love from Christine x

Felicie said...

What a beautiful card.I love the flowers.
Grretings
Felicie

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, thanks for the tip on using the folder. This card is elegant, love the frame effect and the lace is lovely. Now the flowers, I like them, watched you making them on one of your shows and was every interested, you bring so many lovely ways of making flowers.

Wilma

Linda said...

What a beautiful card, the roses are so gorgeous
hugs Linda

sued99 said...

I love everything about this card, most especially the flowers.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I missed all the shows on Sunday, caught a repeat last night, saw and loved this card.
Loved the Frame idea will certainly be using that.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Debby Berry said...

Food morning, Sue

Another interesting card and one making me think I should look at these dies. Love it

Julie and Phoebe said...

Morning Sue, we really like this card. The flowers add a different dimension to it, which is great.

Julie and Phoebe
xx

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue, but like others, I'm not sure about the flowers.

Pam Pope said...

Morning Sue,
smashing card,must have a go at the flowers,saw you doing them on c&c,
Hug's
Pam xx

Sonia Jones said...

I really like this card and will definately be trying the flowers. I saw you demo how to make the flowers and they look really effective. Great colour scheme too. I managed to get the multibuy with the dainty dots i think i might have had the last one too! Hugs Sonia x

hazel said...

Morning Sue yes this one is a keeper. lovely card and really like the colours you have used and the sentiment xx hazel

Anonymous said...

love this card judih x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card I think most of your cards are "keepers" I wouldn't throw any of them out.Mabex

Victoria said...

Lovely card. I love the cotton hemp flowers, very different. They look quite flat so would be easier to post?

kelly said...

This is such a pretty card Sue. I really enjoyed your demo on how to do the flowers too.
Take care kelly

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the frame and the flowers will have to give them ago.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, I must say that I love the technique where you emboss the frame with a die-cut already in the frame die (so it embosses but doesn't cut), it is so effective and looks gorgeous. The flowers are beautiful, I saw you demo the flowers this way on tv and thought how lovely they turned out.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the wine colour - would love to be able to get this coloured card - say with teal and lavender - perhaps you could have a word in someone's ear! Not sure about the roses though....
Rgs
Clare W

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the colours...the flower is gorgeous, I saw you demo it on Sunday and must make one! Thanks for the tip about the shim, Carole Z X

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card, saw you demo this and thought is was great, love the frame with the embossing, I really like these flowers, again your inspiration is invaluable.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I love this card and the sentiment is so true...

June x

ang said...

really lovely card angxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the card,really like the friends sentiments, saw you demoing the flowers on the show. some muscles in those arms :-)Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue This card is definately a keeper. I love the frame around the embossed card it is so pretty.I also, watched you on Sunday demo the flowers etc. and I love the words on the friends sentiments. Love Michelle x

Clare said...

Lovely card, very elegant.

Clare x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I really like the colours you've used, and the flowers are fabulous. I was experimenting with different ribbons last night and loved how each one looked. You bring us such amazing ideas and always inspire us to try something different. Hope it's not too long before we see you on C&C I wish you had a weekly show.
Hugs x

debs said...

Morning Sue its beautiful card today I'm loving the colour I liked it when it was on C&C I'm going to have a go at making these roses. Take care sue

Debs Artliff

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the frames and I watched you make these flowers, such a clever idea! Elegant card Sue
Love Marg

scofessex said...

Morning Sue,

What a beautiful card. I so much like the colours and love the flowers you have made.
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Joesgrandma said...

I saw the construction of this card with Dawn and yourself on C and C. I really like the colours, lace and what you did with the ribbon flowers. Thanks for all the inspiration Sue.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is definitely a keeper. Love it. The handmade flowers are so pretty.I love that sheet of sentiments.

Julia Watts said...

Definitely a keeper. Classic elegance. Love it! Julia xxxx

Lacelady said...

Yes, definitely a keeper, what a shame your demo was 'pulled'. I would substitute different flowers, because I don't think that kind is the prettiest, and I have some nice Spellbinders flower dies.

lainey said...

I love those flowers Sue!! a keeper :) lainey x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Definitely a Keeper - I like the idea of embossing a die within the original cutting die - have not tried this but will be doing so. I love the colours but am still out on the flowers.
Janet x

Lin W said...

I dont think there is one of your cards I dont like, you are the best ever.I love coming to this site everyday.
xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Very pretty card love the flowers and the colours.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hotpotato said...

I saw you make this card last night on C&C it was the Sunday repeat show.

guffie said...

pretty card Sue and i love those flowers xx gail in eastbourne

HiggiSue said...

Love this card....so to my style. xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, definately a keeper
watched you do the flowers will
be trying these for sure, love the
way you embossed afer cutting out,
waiting for these dies to arrive
can't wait to get started.
Nancyd xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue i like the colours and the way you have used the dies but not keen on the flowers.
Marion

Beth Peake said...

Hi Sue. Agree with Marion not sure on the flowers but at least they are a different take on a flower. I already have all these spellbinders dies and love them to bits. They are getting fancier ever time a new one is released. Well done Spellbinders and once again well done you !!!!!!

luv n hugs

Beth

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous card watched you make these flowers on C&C love the shabby chic look of them must try to make some of these.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

kimberley said...

Maybe not too sure about the flowers but hey they could be changed but again you have come up with another beautiful card,take care,x.

gwen70 said...

Love the card Sue, really not sure about the flowers. The dies are gorgeous, am going to Harrogate show at the weekend will you be there

Anthea said...

Morning Sue,lovely card today,I like the flowers, yet again you are showing us more different ideas we can use. Thank you. Hugs xx

beachie said...

I love it Sue and adore those flowers, would be good flowers for scrapbooks too.Watched the shows and was so impressed, how easy you make everything look.
Audrey x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love this card it given me a few ideas
Just waiting for my order from Sunday to arrive love the a4 folders
Thanks Jayne

Anonymous said...

A very stylish card Sue - I watched all your shows and loved the way you used the dies to emboss. It looks very elegant. Can't wait for my dies to arrive! You never cease to amaze me with your ideas - thank you for all your inspiration Yvonne xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, watched the demo for the flowers on C& C not too sure but might give them a try, these dies are fabulous and have gone straight to the top of my wish lost! Hope it is not too long before you are back. Take care, Jess xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A keeper for sure. This vintage style appeals to me, love the colours, lace and 3D frame, have not tried embossing inside a frame, will be giving it a go, it is so effective. The flowers are gorgeous, saw you demo them with Dawn.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Deeville said...

just waiting for this die have ordered it from create and craft

Carol H said...

Love the card but not sure about the flowers.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue,

Yes its a keeper for me ,I love the shabby flowers such a clever idea and it adds to the vintage feel and colour of your card .

Elaine H X

Margaret, said...

Lovely card Sue,love the 3d frame, Margaret T.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What beautiful frames those are. Not really convinced by those flowers. Like them to be a bit prettier on the whole. Horses for courses though! xx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Love the card especially the frame
I also like the colours you've chosen but I can also use other combinations
Hugs
Sue XXX

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Yes this one is a keeper. I love the flowers, watched you do them on C & C must give it a try.

Love Rosemarie xx

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, this one is defintely a keeper,the colours and everything else are great!

Karen R said...

Love the card but not too sure about the flowers. Will have to try them to see in real life. Thanks for the tip about the embossing folder - can't wait for mine to arrive xx

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, I love the way you have made the frame for this one and embossed the background with dies from the same set. I think I'll have a go at this with the decorative labels one set. Thanks for the inspiration! Maddy x

Sandybee said...

Love everything about this card Sue, the colours are just perfect

XX Sandra

nannapat said...

Sue, this card is truly beautiful. I love the frame you've done & I think the embossing folder is a must have for me. Pat x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, another beauty! Loved your shows and stunning samples. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Heather said...

Hello Sue

This is a beautiful card lovely combination of colour and texture really very nice indeed. These dies and the dotty embossing folder are firm favourites of mine now!Along with many others I might add LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....I love this card..The flowers look like they have been pressed, very effective....

Happy crafting
Chrissie..x x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I think this card is a "keeper". I love the colours and the layout. I do like the flowers but I think that there are others that I would use instead - but that's just my personal taste.Love the new dies.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card again, love the flowers.
Emma

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. I like this card, but I'm not too sure about the flowers. They have a country garden feel, while the main card seems more chic.
xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card that could be made in many different colour combinations.

bluebell said...

hello sue, when i saw you making this diffrent tyoe of flower,a thought came into my mind,i have some fine ribbon and i will try and see what happens doing your flower this way to.love bluebell-flowerwood.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card very elegant and that frame is just FAB. must try making these flowers.
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

magpie said...

Oh "Wow!" this is a definite keeper Sue! It's gorgeous. Love the dainty dots folder, it's cute. Love the colour combination, Just a beautiful,elegant,classy card! A definite "keeper!" xx Love Karen xx

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Definitely a keeper, this one.
The colour combination and beautiful lace and flowers work so well together.
Just gorgeous.

Erica x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
I would keep it. It is a cracking card. I am amazed at the patterns embossed from the spellbinders.
Well seeing another side to you Sue, smashing up caliburs and ripping ribbon lol think crafting can be good for your frustrations sometimes. hehe
Go girl .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors, and the background embossing folder. Those rolled flowers are great :)

salem said...

wow card love these dies love fowers and lace

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
I love this card it could also be used in so many different ways with just slight variations. Thanks for the tip with the embossing, don't worry as they say, you can't please all of the people all of the time.
Margaret

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another lovely card really like the burgundy colour you've used would love to see a coloured pack of card to go with the neutral pack!! I love the flowers they do look very shabby chic! Hope your back on our screens soon love lesley xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue, loved the demo of this card and of course, the result. Still love it - have always been partial to cream and burgundy.
Have a lovely week

Christine said...

I haven't been tempted by the decorative labels before, but this has changed things, it is very attractive. Also, I'm a great fan of guipure lace at any time, and this is my favourite. Slight reservations about the flowers with such otherwise up-market products, but really like the card anyway!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

hazel said...

Morning Sue
All your cards are Keepers Sue.
Love the colour [ wine] I cant seem to get this colour in card.The sentiment is beautifully worded.Will have to get this one.And love the die which is stunning..Thank you Sue for the Info on how to Emboss with a folder with the die still attached to card..Much Appreciated..Take care xx

Sandra F said...

LOvely card Sue. Not to sure about the flowers though.
xx

Stella Wright said...

great card Lovely colours always loved this combination.thanks for tip about the folder managed to get this folder but not arrived yet.Like the effect of the flowers but not sure about the ribbon hope to see it up close at the show to make my mind up x

Meg said...

Very pretty card Sue,
I watched you ripping the tape to make fowers on your tv demo.
I think the decorative labels 8 is going to get quite a lot of use in my craft room.

Margaret O
xxx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Stunning.
Margaret L.

Vie Carter said...

Love this card and the sentiment stamps are great so useful

Vie
x

Maid of Kent said...

I like every thing about this card except the flowers. I think I would use one of the spiral flowers with the lovely itsy bitsy flowers. Love the colour scheme. Hugs Ann

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

lovely card

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I'm so glad you keep putting cards up with the dies as you are giving me more ides as these are the only dies i get stuck with what to do LOL!
I love the colours
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the colours are beautiful. Thank you for the tip on the shim. Have a lovely day, hugs Christine H xx

turquoise said...

love this card and the sentiment is lovely as it sums up me and my friend of fifty years

nmty said...

hi Sue

stunning card. I just love the flowers, what a great idea. I will have a go at trying to make one. Bet it won't be as good as yours.

lv norma

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I like the card Sue but it doesn't wow me. The flowers are nice and certainly different. Maybe it's the colours that don't work for me xXx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I like the card Sue but it doesn't wow me. The flowers are nice and certainly different. Maybe it's the colours that don't work for me xXx

Ita said...

Hi Sue Love the card, and your choice of colour but not so sure about the flowers????
Smiles
Ita

Laura O said...

beautiful card Sue,like it a lot always nice to see different ways to do flowers.Laura O

joy said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a card i do like this one.
colours not so sure but they can always be changed.
joyce.e

martine said...

Hi Sue i love this card its so chic,the flowers are so different,xxx
all the best martine xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, like this card a lot, love the colours you've used. The flowers are a good idea for a change - nice to try different things. Love Sam xxx

Bettie Couson said...

I really like this card. I love the shabby chic style and it is the type of card I used to make when I first started craft 18 months ago. I think I am goona go back to making that style again.
All the best
B'

Bettie Couson said...

I really like this card. I love the shabby chic style and it is the type of card I used to make when I first started craft 18 months ago. I think I am goona go back to making that style again.
All the best
B'

nikkib said...

Definately a keeper for sure, I love this card and watched you demo it... I'm waiting for the die to come so I can have a play with it.....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card. Love the flowers. Must have a go at making them. X

Olga said...

Love the background of the card!

Mrs B said...

Love the flowers Sue

Jane said...

love this card Sue.

Jane xx

Claveh said...

This one is lovely Sue, I love the colours used too. xxx

Marlene said...

Love it Sue love the flowers will have to try this, have ordered these die's hope I can produce a card as lovely as yours xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
I am very late today. Benn looking after my great granddaughter Ellie.
Well another lovely card today as usual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janice K said...

A lovely vintage style card. x

lilygee said...

This is a really lovely card sue - I adore those flowers and I'm wondering if I can do the same thing with strips of fabric - probably yes, will try it sometime. The card has an elegant old fashioned air to it - very nice.
love lilygee xx

Linda said...

Stunning Sue, I love the embossed card and the gorgeous frames look fabulous. I love the beautiful flowers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

greendragon said...

Really like the cotton hemp flowers on this card - saw you make a similar one on the telly - the Wilson Twins are a great act.

greendragon said...

Really like the cotton hemp flowers on this card - saw you make a similar one on the telly - the Wilson Twins are a great act.

Oksana said...

Lovely card and flowers Sue!x

Diana Sinclair said...

Another lovely card Sue. Not sure if I like the roses or not.

Diana



Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Better late than never with a comment which is 'simply beautiful'.
Beverley W

Howdy said...

The flowers add a touch of je ne sais quoi (hope that's spelled ok!) maybe more predictable flowers would have been a bit twee?
Loved the card and definitely easier and cheaper to post. Well done

jordiegirl said...

Nice card Sue but I too am not sure about the flowers.

Dawn Louise said...

Love it all sue, I like making flowers likethis sometimes I'll use acrylic paint or inks to colour the material used. so easy but looks great x

cats said...

This is total class..love it all!!!
Christine xx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

CraftyJo said...

Wow, so much going on - thanks for the detailed descriptions and the close-ups really help.

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
I love this card...it is definitely a keeper!
Every element is lovely and works so well together, love the layout!
Love the colours and the dainty dots are gorgeous, thanks for the tip!
Saw you creating the flowers on Sunday, liking the hemp ribbon a lot!
You always bring us lots of crafting goodies...they're so popular, they're not always available when I have money...roll on next pay day!
Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Lara xxx

jennywren1947 said...

love the card sue love the flowers so different
hugs chris x

Elaine said...

Loving those flowers sue. Great card x

Tracie Carmody said...

Stuning card yet again Sue xxx Helps bring a smile to my face during this very difficult time xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous and I adore those flowers! xx

julie said...

hi sue, love the card,can you tell me have you used the gilded gate or the wrought iron or window two. i got them and waited for the show and it was not you it was phill. i got all the spellbinders from sunday show. can you help hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com

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Jean Johnston said...

Another striking card Sue. You have inspired me to experiment with the frame dies I have to discover new arrangements.

SUZYD said...

This is a beautiful card,I love the flowers.Suzyd x

Crafty Mum said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card again, and unusual flowers, my daughter is trying to teach me how to make them so I will keep trying they look so different.
XXX Crafty Mum

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this, those flowers are fab.

Sue Parish said...

Definitely a keeper. I love everything about it,
Sue xx

Su said...

Shabby Vintage - not my style but like what you've done. Great way to make 'flat' flowers - will have to try these out and see what they look like in 'real' life!

Su (Soop)

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Not really my cup of tea, but I can see other colour combinations that would be more my style.
Sonia x

Donna said...

Hi Sue, I've been following your site for a few months and have just decided to join. Love this card and it has given me more ideas to take into my own designs.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Donna

Barbara said...

Fab card Sue and I love the flowers, very chabby chic style.

mitsysue said...

busy watching you on create & craft love those A4 m-bossabilities you are using
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

This is my fav for some time (although I like most of them!). I love the flowers and the colour combo. thanks for sharing - sue from Worcester

Mrs B said...

I like the flowers, something a little different. Thanks Sue.