Sunday, 3 June 2012

Red, White & Blue

Hi there everyone,

Hope you're having a nice weekend wherever you are.  I'm sure most of you will know that it's a holiday weekend here in the UK in honour of our Queen's Diamond Jubilee and this week Chrissie and Mandi over at the Less is More Challenge have picked up on this celebration for their challenge which is "Red, White & Blue".

First I made this card but I'm not happy with the stamping - the ink really seemed to soak into the card ... (sentiment is Stampin' Up)

 so I made another ...



This card is for a friend who phoned me out of the blue from Switzerland on Friday, we haven't seen each other for 8 years, it was such a lovely surprise, we could have talked all day!

Sentiment is Stampin' Up, flower is made from free Craft Stamper stamp and TH floral die, lacy punch is Stampin' Up.

Okay, that's it from me, I'll be round to visit you all tomorrow, my daughter is heading off to Paris at 11pm tonight and she's only half packed!

Thanks for visiting!
Suze xx


31 comments:

Debbi Glennie said...

Hi Suze,
the first one looks kind of distressed - who would know its not meant to look like that :)
and the other one is lovely too - like the greeting on it
Debz
xx

Susan said...

Suze, I do love the look of the second card...and what a wonderful surprise to hear from an old friend!! I have trouble stamping with "colors" too!

Chrissie said...

It's funny how different cardstock accepts ink differently... sometimes it's a case of trying different inks to see which works best.
Two great designs, but I think the second is my fave.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

craftattack said...

Love both cards! Did youz enjoy the parade? I watched it on TV and had fun! Valerie

Rosemary said...

both cards are just fantastic, suze!!

Diane said...

I think bth of your cards a brilliant. Very elegant and fun.

GinaA said...

Just love cards with real button's, fab stamping as well.

Aileen said...

Hi Suze, what a busy day you've had! Hope Ems got away safely.

Love the row of sentiments on first and I think the ink looks like faded jeans. The second is a pretty design, love the flower.

x

Aileen said...

Hi Suze, what a busy day you've had! Hope Ems got away safely.

Love the row of sentiments on first and I think the ink looks like faded jeans. The second is a pretty design, love the flower.

x

Deanna said...

Suze, what a spectacular card for your friend!

Victoria said...

I especially love the second card. That border punch is just fantastic! Hope your daughter has a great time in Paris!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two great cards Suzi but my favourite one is the 2nd card...


Anne

Sue said...

Lovely cards, Suze. The flower border punch is very nice!
Sue x

Marijke said...

beautiful cards, especially the one with the flower

Shobana said...

Lovely cards! Always good to have some in the stash like the ones you made :)
Paris in school? Wow! What a treat! Wishing her lots of fun!

Tracey said...

Love both cards. Hope your daughter has a great time in Paris. Tracey x

Vicky Hayes said...

Both cards are great Suze and the first does look distressed. I'd try a different card stock if you prefer a cleaner look; stamping on a surface with a bit of 'give' like a magazine can also help. I love your second card with all its different textures. Vicky x

lililindsay said...

I like them both Suze but I think that the first one is my fav. I love the stamp. It is so much more than a sentiment. Lilian

Anne said...

Hi Suze I like the distressed look that you (inadvertently) achieved with the first card, super sentiment on the second one and perfect for the occasion

Lynne said...

Two fabulous cards making great use of the colours.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

I love the faded look to the first card...sort of a distressed feel and Yur second card is super too:0)
Jenny x

Kimberley said...

Both cards are brilliant Suze - I love the one you're not particularly happy with.

Jane said...

Two great cards, I love that punch.

Julia S-W said...

Not sure which I like best. . . so I'll take both please! Clean, simple and so very elegant. I don't know how you do it really - think I must be one of life's splodgers!!
Juliaxx

Zippy said...

Both cards are wonderful, very elegent! xxx

baileyrosy said...

I love the first one it looks watercoloured to me. The second is such a lovely design and the flower really makes the whole piece pop.

Marie
thanks for your well wishes !

Diane said...

It's funny but if you hadn't said I would have thought the faded ink was deliberate, I love it, it's got a very modern yet vintage look and your second card is gorgeous (what a lovely surprise you had......its a super card for your friend)
Diane

Mandi said...

Super cards, I like the distressed look of the first, but, the arrangement of the second is spot on!
i use a lot of hammer card, but, if stamping I use the back which is smoother
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Loli said...

Hola Suze, great cards, fantastic border punch and the flower too.
A hug from Palma

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. Beautiful cards. What a lovely surprise to hear from an old friend. 8 years! I bet you chatted away as if you had seen her yesterday. Have a lovely weekend.
Regards Florence xx

Von said...

Lovely red white and Blue Suze :)
Sorry I haven't been a bout much but I have been so busy at work
Von x♥x