Tuesday, 23 April 2013

It's A Two-Fer Day

 Hi guys!  You know, two for (fer) the price of one!   I decided to post these cards together rather than a day apart so the post would be easier to follow.  I made the first card and then used the leftover part from my aperture for the second card.  I started this one by picking several shades of pink/rose card starting with my very pale blush card (it does appear a bit washed out in the photo, but it really looks almost white until you put it right next to a white!).  I had to dig into my craft stash for the other shades though.  I stamped the Justrite scallop border on each colour using a clear perfect medium pad.  I heat embossed each of them with white powder.  Using the scallop edgeability die, I cut the bottom of each border.  I used a piece of copy paper to keep the thickness to an absolute minimum and taped each border into place slightly overlapping from the darkest to the lightest in colour.  I used the heart from the Timeless Amour set to cut the shape in the centre of all my borders.  This did take several passes through the machine and I had to help the very last bit with scissors because of the layers.  I added mounting foam to the back of this piece to give it height.  I stamped my sentiment in the corner of a piece of coconut white card.  I embossed the bottom half using the Floral embossing folder from Creative Expressions.  I stamped the Timeless Amour matching heart using a Clear Perfect Medium Pad on white card.  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder as well.  I mounted the aperture over this piece creating a recess.  I glued the lacy edge of the heart down into the recess around my stamped image.  I finished the card with a double white mat and paper pierced the inner mat.The finished dimensions on this card are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  Scroll down to see the second card.




 Here I have used the leftover heart that was cut out of the aperture.  It was just too pretty not to use!  I stamped the Timeless Lace border at the bottom of a piece of coconut white card and heat embossed it with white powder.  I mounted my heart in the area above the border stamped image using mounting foam.  I cut a wide strip of rose coloured card and embossed it with the same Floral folder used in the first card.  I added the strip to the side of my white background.  I ran a piece of thin red line tape between the rose and white sections.  Using the Flesh seam binding, I ruched it along the sticky tape.  I tied a messy bow out of it and added some stick pins and a Heart Dazzler.  I stamped a small white tag (not die cut, but the kind you can buy at office supply stores) and lightly inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  I tied a piece of pastel pink Bakers Twine to it and added it to my bow.  I pierced the edge of the inner white mat using the Creative Expressions Piercing Ruler to complete the card.  No waste and two pretty cards, what's better than that! LOL  Finished dimensions on this one are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





198 comments:

Pam said...

Two gorgeous cards - I love 2 fer 1. Have a lovely holiday Sue

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely jubbly. Sooo pretty and feminine - hope you had a good flight
Rgs
Clare W

Corinne said...

Hi Sue I think I saw these samples on C&C beautiful!!so feminine love the embossed background enjoy your time in the States Hugs Corinne

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, love both cards you can't get better than 2 fer 1 . Hope your flight was ok . Lol Lynne M x x

baglady said...

Loving the way the white embossing shines through. Both cards are stunners and I can feel my creative juices flowing! Have a great break away Sue you deserve it. LindaT.

Eemeli said...

They are both beautiful. Love the embossing, especially inside the heart (in card number one). So pretty and feminine.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, 2 fer 1 is always great!
Not a hearts person but love the techniques used. Embossed background just fab-u-lous.
Hope the sun's shining on you today.

'P' in Wales

jacqui said...

Beautiful cards sue, have a good vist with your mum.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Two very Romantic cards today.
I like 2 fer 1 days.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You have spoilt us this morning with your 2 fer 1, they are both so pretty. I love making cards using the waste especially when they turn out as fantastic as today's card. Enjoy your well earned rest.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion Bull said...

Love both cards, two for one is a bargain. They are both beautiful. Enjoy your holiday - have a good rest (if that's possible for you!) Hugs Marion

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, love a two fer..brilliant yet again

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh! Wow! 2 for the price of 1 and I just LOVE them both. Must give this a try later today when I get time to "Play"
Hope you had a good flight, have good rest, and enjoy being with your Mom.
Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue oh wow! Two stunning cards love them both its great you can use all the left over bits I have a lot of bits thanks Tracy w x

Wilma Brown said...

What a bonus 2 fer 1, you are so generous. You never seem to waste anything and these cards are just gorgeous. It is something I must try. You fave been my inspiration for a while and I just love using some of your great ideas. Hope you enjoy your visit with your mom.

Wilma x x x

kimberley said...

Both cards are stunning Sue and it just goes to show you need throw nothing away.hope you had a safe flight,take care,x..

englishrose897 said...

Stunning cards love the 2 fer1. I will have to have a try this with the dies I have. Enjoy your break. Sally x

TDQ Karen said...

I am speechless, absolutely stunning xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Two lovely cards for the price of one!
Gail Cx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Fantastic idea and two amazing cards in one post, lucky us. I hope,your trip home was I eventful and time with your mom great fun. We have sunshine here too.

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue,
A double 'Wow' factor today! 2 beautiful cards.
Mary x

Anne Crawford said...

2 beautiful cards, pretty dies and colours!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You've spoilt us today - two lovely cards. I love the heat embossing and whilst not a pink person, really like that particular shade of pink.
Bet it is wonderful to see your mom again - have a great time.
Hugs, Rose

Carole Z said...

Two stunning cards Sue, hope you had a good flight, have a lovely time, Carole Z X

Izzwizz said...

Oh I love that layered lace effect with the borders, and the heart looks absolutely gorgeous! Hope you had a good flight yesterday and enjoy seeing your Mum!! Love maddy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow two amazing cards today. How do you manage to come up with all the different ideas that you do. Fabulous.
Beverley W

Rachel Taylor said...

Just stunning Sue ! The first one is very victorian i think . I don't know how you come up with so many ideas !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love these two cards, so pretty and girlie, I love them. I definitely saw the first one on C&C, it was awesome the way you had cut the heart out of so many sheets of card. Absolutely gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Happy days! 2 fer 1. Both cards are sooooo pretty, love the colours and the embossing, they are just gorgeous.
Have a great holiday with your Mum, hope the sun is shining.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue you have made some amazing cards for us today they are stunning. I adore the first one i will be having ago at this one as my son is getting engaged and i think this one would be perfect. Hope your mum and shes ok give her my love. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Good morning Sue or is it good evening, when you read these? Anyway you are spoiling us, two cards today and both are as stunning as each other, if that makes sense. They both look so elegant, when you think on is from waste, I should say leftovers. The embossing is just divine and I love the colour cascade, beautiful. Them border dies are so effective when used together in this way. Have a lovely day, or a great sleep! Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow two stunning cards today we are so lucky. I hope you arrived safely and aren't too tired. Jackie

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow 2 cards, both are beautiful, you are right the piece out of the aperture card was too lovely not to use. Bx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, loving the 2fers, both very pretty cards, I love the stamps.

Hope you have a lovely tie with your mu and family,
hugs Lynn

barbiepinkfairy said...

I prefer the second one - gorgeous!

fame01 said...

GOSH SUE WHAT A PAIR OF AMAZING CARDS THE 1ST ONE IS SO SHABBY CHIC LOOKING AND THE THE OTHER IS JUST SOOOO STUNNING BOTH CARDS I AM GOING TO HAVE A GO AT MAKING.. HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD FLIGHT .HUGS SARAH X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovin the 2 fer 1 we all love a bargain :-) Gorgeous cards love them both so pretty and delicate colours.

Hope you arrived safely and are now relaxing and enjoying being with your Mum.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Both the cards are stunning.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Heather said...

Hello Sue

Hope you arrived safely!

Love today's cards as for a while now I have used the leftovers to make a second card as I hate waste. So these are right up my street and as others have said very feminine.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

two absolute crackers today.I keep thinking about the border dies but I should stop thinking and just start buying!

Hope you had an uneventful journey & that you are now tucked up in your Floridian bed.X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
Two stunning cards, gorgeous and very feminine. Love the embossing and the brilliant idea of using the left overs.
Hope you had a good journey, and that you have a wonderful time with your Mum
Hugs
Carol xx

Victoria said...

Both cards are stunning, but I actually prefer the second one, made with the left over heart!! Lovely shade of pink and the ruched ribbon is great.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two for one is just fantastic. They are both beautiful, no one would ever know one was made from left over pieces, which proves there is no such thing as waste in the crafting world. Hope you had a good flight and are now relaxing with your Mom.

Love Rosemarie. Xx

karenlotty said...

2 fer 1 is always good news (usually!) A bit like BOGOF's Very pretty cards I am definitely warming towards the use of border dies

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, hope you had a good flight and enjoying being with your mom.

Love these two cards! The stamping is beautiful! Love Jean xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Such pretty cards today and a great way to show how to use the aperture

Hope you had a good flight

Sue xx

PatC said...

Love the 'two for one'- so pretty -hope you had a good flight and enjoying being with your mom xx

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL...How clever. Mabex

Beth Peake said...

Really like both of these Sue. I usually try to use my waste that is cut out. Sometimes it works but sometimes it doesnt. In the case of your second one it works beautifully.

Luv n hugs

Beth xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Both beautiful cards, no fave as both equal in my eyes. Loving all the pinks too.

Donna Jones

Laura O said...

two beautiful cards,like the white embossed image on white card .Laura O

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love the way you have done the heart on the second one and the ruched seam binding

ellyscard creatief said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.
The litlle heart is my favorit.
Gr Elly

maxine said...

Both cards are stunning and very elegant a nice look for a special wedding anniversary card x

Anonymous said...

Oh such beautiful cards Sue - fell in love with them when I saw them on C&C. YvonneMayxx

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely girly cards and how good to have 2 fer 1. Hope you are having a great time Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue You know how to spoil us! Two beautiful cards and I just love the justrite stamps. I hope you are ok and glad to see your Mom. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, both of them, I love that lacy border. I also love hearts so both these cards work for me.
Audrey x

TOB said...

Such beautiful feminine cards. As always crafting outside the box with the images the dies leave, your cards are great for beginner crafters to learn from and inspiration for more advanced crafters. Hope you enjoy your vacation, have a rest but have some fun too. Hugs TOB

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow what two beautiful cards today. We are really lucky crafters to have a talented Lady giving us your creative ideas . Love the way you have used the scallop edges. Have a great day.

Love June
Xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had an uneventful flight.
Love the two cards but I think I prefer the second one but only just.
Lydia
X

Jane said...

How clever to creat a second card from the heart "waste"Sue. I agree it is far to pretty not to use. They are both gorgeous, I love all the white embossing. Enjoy your time with your Mum x

Janice K said...

A lovely surprise to find two cards today. Both are very pretty and show off the scallop border stamp and die beautifully. x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
2 lovely cards from one design....beautiful. I like the way you used the seam binding down the join of the 2 pieces of card and link the colours into each other.
Hope you have a lovely time with your 90year old best friend and hope she has a lovely day when it comes.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Every day you amaze me with your creations and today is no exception.Two beautiful cards.

Hope your flight was good.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Two very elegant cards. X

Lizzie Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
Love these 2 fer 1 when seen them on cc. I have the border stamps/dies but not got the hang of using them together lol!
I love the idea of the bold typing on what you have used each time, I'm not having to print and highlight everything i can just look at bold wordings YAY!!
Hope your having a good time at your moms
Thank you (serial copycat)xox

Lacelady said...

LOVE the twofer! So all those lacy layers are made from coloured copy paper? Still a lot of thickness, no wonder it had to go through several times.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Really gorgeous both cards. Must say,I like the bold font for the items you use. It makes sense to do it this way, it's all about working smarter not faster.

lainey said...

lurrrrve this look Sue!! lainey x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I love the left over heart I think it is so sweet!
I really think I need these Dies!
LoveMarg

Sue Parish said...

Two gorgeous cards, I love them both. Would never have guessed the so beautiful second one was made with leftovers!
Have a great day with your Mom,
Sue xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a brilliant idea showing the positive and negative together so we can see how to use all. I also love the idea of highlighting the dies/folder for us as sometimes they get a little lost in the 'how to'.(hope that makes sense) I have to admit that I prefer the negative or leftover today the colour scheme is so pretty and the format so simple. I do like the positive the lace edges remind me of can can skirts or the lace underskirts we used to wear back in the sixties!!
Hope you have arrived safe and sound.
Janet x

Sandra said...

Morning Sue,
Very thrifty, a what a beautiful result too, makes the card even more brilliant as its made with 'waste'
I started playing with my new embossing folders yesterday and I love them ! So much easier to emboss a piece of card without all of the lining up and re-embossing!
Thank you for your brilliant time saving product!
Hope your Mum is well and you are having a great start to your visit x
Crafty hugs,
Sandra xxxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, i hope you had a good trip. 2 gorgeous cards love those borders and the graduated colours. Emma

gwen70 said...

2 stunning cards Sue, enjoy your holiday

Hellma said...

Both equally stunning cards Sue, hope you had a nice flight.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue,
Wowee 2 fer 1 absolutely stunning cards! Love the shading of the pinks and how you have used the dies and the left overs. Hope you had a good flight and I bet your Mum was happy to see you.

Love Sheila xx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue the top one is my favourite though. xx hazel

Clare said...

Beautiful cards.

Clare x

HiggiSue said...

Ooh lovely cards ....especially like number 2.

hotpotato said...

both gorgeous.

nannapat said...

That first card is really opulent Sue, truly gorgeous and the second one, although plainer, is lovely. Now you're really spoiling us with a two fer - how lucky we are! Pat x

hollyberry said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous-so delicate and feminine-love them.More 2 fers please!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a great idea love both of them
I watched you demo them on C&C it is much easier when you see how you
managed it I don't think lacelady
got it from the blog. love the idea of
the bold print for contents it is
much easier to follow. hope you'r
having a nice time with your mum.
Nancyd xx

Lara B said...

Good Morning Sue
2 beautiful cards! Both stunning in their own right! Amazing what you can do with 'leftovers' lol!
Love the heat embossing on both cards, very pretty!
The colours and embellishments are lovely.
Thank you for that extra treat!
Hope you had a good flight and wake refreshed!
Have a wonderful time with your Mom!
Lara xxx

Alice G said...

I watched you do this on one of your shows and thought they were both beautiful.

Alice x

Maryann said...

Both of these are gorgeous Sue, and I almost tend to like the last one even more than the maincard here. It is so gorgeous and really beautiful made.

melanie said...

Stunning cards just love the 2 for 1 .Melanie

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards. Brilliant idea to show both on one day, it sure helps me to see them together. Hope you arrived at your Moms safely and the jet lag isn't too bad. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Two great cards today Sue thanks for your inspiration as usual.
God bless
JanNxx

Janice said...

You are sooooo talented Sue. You always come up with fantastic ideas. Love both these cards. Janice x

rachel said...

absolutely stunning pair of cards Sue - so glad you posted them together! Hugs rachelx

Sandybee said...

Brilliant cards today Sue, love them both

xx Sandra

cats said...

Good mqrning Sue,two beautiful cards,and the white embossing again,I realy love that.....Christine xx

sam said...
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sam said...

Great cards how nice to have two cards to look at. Hope your journey when well. X Sam

nattyboots said...

Wow Sue two beautiful cards for us to drool over today ,

My favourite is card Number 2 because it uses the waste to such perfection , lovely

Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow you are really spoiling us today, two for one, and georgeous they are too. I think I prefer the waste one, if you can call it that! Have a good holiday, take care, Jess x

Debbie Tinks said...

NICE CARD SUE X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely cards they are both nice,enjoy your hols love Jean Z xx

Bosquie said...

Absolutely stunning.Both cards.What a talent you have for seeing the not so obvious in the dies.XX

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both beautiful cards. Have a lovely holiday with your Mum. SueL

Carol Yates said...

Waste not want not, a girl after my own heart! Hope you had a good journey and are safely ensconced with your mum.
Carol.x

Jayne S said...

Wow! Both cards simply fabulous Sue.

Jackie Calvert said...

WOW. These are fabulous, Must try ... Enjoy being at home. XXX

salem said...

fab cards love lace

Uta said...

Both cards are so beautiful. I love the hearts and the embossing looks so great
Hugs, Uta

Elaine said...

Morning Sue wow what a lovely pair of cards, the detail and colours are amazing !
Elaine x

Marianna Hammer said...

My goodness these are pretty. How very creative of you to think of these ideas. I love both of them.

Anonymous said...

two beautiful cards


mol.x

Anonymous said...

two beautiful cards


mol.x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. I love the white embossing.

Kate's Cards said...

Sue I am astounded that day after day you come up with so many designs! You must be exhausted!

Wendy Bennett said...

Fabukous designs on both cards. Colours very nice too and love the layered look. Well done again Sue.

CraftyJo said...

I love that you don't waste stuff :) Just like the rest of us I suspect! Two very pretty cards today, as usual :D

KathR said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue, love them both
Hugz Kath...xx...

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, 2 fer 1 loving it, what a treat. The cards are gorgeous, sooo pretty and feminine. Love the white embossing and the ruched seam binding.
Hope that you had an uneventful flight and your Mom must be so happy to see you, have a lovely time together.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Love these cards Sue!!! They are so delicate!!! Enjoy your time with your Mom and wish her a wonderful 90th birthday from me!!!
Anne with an E

iggy said...

i shall have to come back later & digest them more......quick look they are of course fabby..x

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
What gorgeous cards you've made Sue! They are really stunning and shows how versatile the dies are with the stamps. Love the white embossing powder look on the cards.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise x

Sonia Jones said...

2 lovely cards here Sue. Love the one with the "waste". Have a great time with your mum hugs Sonia x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
WOW love the sentiments and lace. Grand. Getting two cards out of one is brill. Hate waste. Singing to me with delight
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

darcydaydream said...

Bonus!..two for the price of one...both as lovely as each other. Have a great holiday.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow I love both these cards and I remember seeing you do the demo on c&c and thinking what a great way to use up waste! Hope you had an uneventful flight and are enjoying your time with your mom.love Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Sue two for the price of one - and how ingenious is the use of your leftovers - another WOW sensation. Hope you are now at your mum's having a well earned rest, enjoy your stay.
Love Val C xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
How kind to give us two cards today and they are both beautiful. If I had to chose I think it would be the first one love those layered borders!
Best wishes, Pat

Ita said...

hi Sue two gorgeous cards ,and using the leftovers, great idea ,the colors are very nice.the stamping and embossing gives a lovely texture ,eve n I am able to do it now lol.
I have made some cards with your new embossing folders they are fab., hope you had a good flight and not suffering to much with the time difference.
Smiles
Ita

Ita said...

P.S. Thank you for showing 2 cards today.
Ita

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue. Hope all is well in the US. What a treat - two cards. I love using leftover pieces, so satisfying. I have the lace stamp and find it is so versatile.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Vie Carter said...

What a very clever idea using the leftover heart shape

Hope you arrived home safe and sound

Vie
x

lynda said...

Wow two cards today we are spoilt I love the first card so pretty and the colours are just lovely and the embossed background is so effective loving the scallop die is so nice Sue.
Also love the second one it's beautiful. Hope your enjoying your well deserved break with your mum.
Hugs Lynda xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A pair of winners WOW. Left overs are sometimes so useable.

Hope you had a good flight and are in the arms of your family. Have a lovely visit.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

WendyC said...

A Double Delight, Sue! I thought the first card was beautiful and then scrolled down to be wowed by the second as well. The embossing is simply stunning.

Thanks also for emboldening the names of the products you've used to make the card. I tend to scan through to note these, so personally, I find it's really useful.

Hope you are having a wonderful time with your Mom.

Margaret said...

Hello Sue
Phew, I am so pleased we were not asked to choose which we all liked the best, I love them both, you are so inspirational.
Do hope you had a good flight enjoy your stay and have a good rest you so deserve to after all your hard work. If possible could you smuggle some sunshine back with you when you return?
Margaret

Sue C said...

Soooo clever. Not really my colours but love the cards xx

Jean Cockburn said...

Hi Sue, lovely two cards for the price of one fab...love them both especially the heart..I love the border stamps they will definately have to go on my wish list,(I have spent so much money on craft lately,can't afford anything else for a while lol..) xxx Jean

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Fabulous cards. I love how one card is made from the leftovers of the others.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I hope you had a good flight yesterday! Totally love these two cards, so pretty!! I also love the fact that there is no wasteage!! Can't get better than that eh? Hugs Sam xxx

dragonswing said...

Good Morning Sue!! You never cease to amaze me. These are such exquisite cards. Love them both.
Taerie

Leanne said...

Both splendid creations.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful cards Sue - don't know which one I like best.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Diana

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Only you would have thought of using the waste from one beautiful card to make another. Simply scrummy! xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,

The stamped and embossed lace is lovely.

Margaret O
xxx

Sue Dunn said...

2 beautiful cards again Sue. I wouldn't have thought of those colour ways together. Lovely. Xx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Loved both cards.

Happy times with your mom.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue, you are spoiling us!!! Agree the heart would be far too pretty to not use, hope the flight was ok and that you have found your Mum in good health. xxxx

maxine h said...

Two very pretty cards today Sue, love them both.
Hope you arrived safely, and are enjoying your time with your Mum.
Hugs
Maxine xx

magpie said...

Both stunning cards Sue. Such beautiful stamps. I was only thinking yesterday about using the negative in making a card! Will be rooting through some papers in a bit! Love the 2 fer 1 quote! Hope you're having a great time with your mom and the family. Enjoy your break.....although I get the feeling you'll be finding things to bring back with you.....a crafter never sleeps....! xx Love Karen xx

snowqueen62 said...

Hi Sue.
Two very pretty cards today, love them both.
Hope you have a lovely break and your mum is keeping well.
Sue x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love them both but prefer no.2 Have a great time with your mum on her birthday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Loved both these cards. 2 for 1 just like going to the shops but much much nicer. The white embossing really gives a shine to the cards. Hope your flight was ok.

Helen Barker said...

Love the effects you get with layering and then cutting.Very feminine looking cards.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Trish said...

Two incredible cards Sue- love them both very much. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

nikkib said...

I like these cards alot, no waste and I always think white and pale embossing looks so elegant... hope you had a good flight and enjoy your time in USA... x

Christine Linnett said...

Love, love, love your cards x thank you so much for sharing x hugs x Chris

Jane said...

Love both today's cards love it when you show how to use your left overs no waste brill.

Jane xx

Oksana said...

Both are beautiful Sue! Love the colours.xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards,the embossing is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. What a clever idea useing your waste to make another card i wonldn.t have thought of that. I also wish i could stamp like you lol will have to keep practicing. Hope you are having a lovely time with your family. Love from christine c xx

Gail said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow - what beautiful cards and again given us food for thought on how to extend the use do our dies xx GailT xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning pair of cards, its not waste if its used. Modern day crafty recycling!!!
Alison x

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards, great surprise having 2. Oh those dies, have to get at least one next month. They are great.
Hope you had a sunny day
Hugs Annie

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous cards! I love the soft colors and hearts. Hugs, Hanneke

Aurora said...

They're both so yummy and delicate. Love them! X

Michelle said...

Both very beautiful cards Sue.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Very clever combination. There's a saying "waste not want not" This applies I think, both very pretty cards. Have a nice time visiting your mum, see you on TV when you get back.
bye for now Avis D xxx

weefortune said...

Two great cards, love the white embossing, gives these a very delicate look. BW Elaine x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards today, thank you ! I just love the border dies and the embossing is so pretty too.
Hope your having some great mum time ,enjoy .
Hugs
Jean D

Anonymous said...

Just the right side of delicate. Susan x

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
What great cards, absolutely stunning. How do you never run out of ideas.
Chris X

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Pearl said...

Wow what lovely cards and it just shows that it is possible to create wonderful cards by using up the leftovers,

Hope you are enjoying your visit to your mum,

happicraftiness to you, love Pearl

Anonymous said...

Have a lovely time with your mum Sue, I know it will make her birthday to have you there with her. Oh and the cards are lovely, I have these border stamps and the Vines of passion heart dies so will be putting my spin on them. Edwina

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous so delicate and feminine, have a great time with your Mum, Sue x

Christine Kiehl said...

Oh Goodie GOodie Gum drops! I love paper crafting sites, US or not!! SO much to see her on this blog I can't wait for a bunch of spare time to revisit everything! I love the cards from todays post! Thank you from a brand new follower, 4327!! You are almost to your blog follower amount, Congrats!

Linda Simpson said...

WOWSERS Sue these are awesome!!!! Love them both and the sentiment on the first card is stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tracie Carmody said...

Both cards are stunning x

Fuchsia said...

Really gorgeous Sue I had to look twice and was fooled thought it was lace LOL

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning cards Sue!!!

I love the both, they are so pretty.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Louise Stennett said...

I adore both these cards very much a style that I aspire to have.
Louise

Pam Bunney said...

Hello Sue, Perfection as always...
Enjoy your time with your Mum.
Pam

Malou said...

So pretty, both of them. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Sue
A double whammy! Two beautiful cards indeed and not a bit of wastage. Brilliant idea. Enjoy your well deserved break.
Regards
Caroline MacH

brenda said...

Two beautiful cards today, love the embossing and the colours x

carol e said...

Beautiful cards Sue. Hope the flight was good

Anonymous said...

WOW two cards they are both stunning ............ You really are spoiling us. Hope all is well with you.
Brenda Lel

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely cards as usually Sue.

Phi said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue. Love it that nothing gets wasted with you. Those scallop lace you created are gorgeous.

Paula Gale said...

Wow Sue - that is creativity indeed - getting two cards out of one lot of cardstock (in effect)...

I love both of these with their soft colours and pretty ribbon detail.

Hope you are well and you have a great time with your mum for her Birthday.

Hugs
Paula x x x

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Sarah said...

Sue, what gorgeous cards - I particularly like the second one! Sarah & the Honey Monsters x

Diane Mortimer said...

I like the colour combinations on both cards but I think the second one is more my taste, love the heart :-)
Diane from Glasgow

Shazza said...

oh my goodness these are stunning, I love the stamping on the scallops. Beautiful x

Vick said...

both very special cards, xxx hugs

Joanne2403 said...

So pretty, I can't help but love the pinks and reds, very romantic card, tfs JoJo

CandJCardsand Invitations said...

Such a beautiful card x

Susan White said...

Can't work out which of these two heart cards I like more Sue - both are absolutely georgeous, and I love the graduated colouration.

Thanks, Susan