Sunday, 2 June 2013

It's A Bird, It's A Plane...

 Hi guys!  Okay, well it's a birdcage and a Rocket ship (sort of a plane?)  I know, it's corny but there wasn't a sentiment to use as a title today!  I have been having a little root around in some of my older folders and have found some overlooked cards so I thought I would give you a two-fer today.  They are both a bit not my usual style, but a little bit of fun nonetheless.  These are samples from the Die D-Lite shows that Julia and I did some time back.  The moment I looked at this birdcage, I saw a rocketship and couldn't resist having a bit of fun with it (see the last pic).  I thought what a great card for a young boys birthday!  The first card I did take a small liberty on because I am supposed to stay within the constraints of the show products when making samples.  However, the birdcage just really needed a bird and I found this one on one of the older die sets and for the life of me, I cannot recall the name of it!  Even worse than that, I can't find this embossing folder so I don't know the name of it either (how bad am I today!)  I embossed my milk coloured card with it and then used the enchanted gold gilding wax and rubbed it across the top of the embossing.  I have included loads of close up pics so you can see the lovely lustre it gives.  I matted the piece of soft gold card. I cut the Birdcage Die D-Lite out of soft gold card as well as rubbed it with the same gilding wax to give it a bit of the bling too.  I found a piece of satin cord in my stash and used it too make the cage look like it was hanging.  I added a shabby chic messy bow out of chalk seam binding and topped it with a clear round Dazzler.  I added 3mm and 5mm cream flat back pearls to the ends of the swirls on the embossed background for some interest.  I matted the card with a double mat of milk card and pierced the inner mat.  Almost clean and simple compared to my usual look huh?  The finished dimensions on this one are 6" x 8" in size.  I only took one pic of my whimsical rocketship card and didn't get the measurements on that one, sorry!  I used the Uber embossing folder on it as well as silver distress stain to make the "planets" and stars.  I used Cosmic Shimmer coloured PVA glues to make the rocketship exhaust.  Hope you like it!

Before announcing the winners of this weeks comment games, I just want to say how lovely it was to be able to read all the comments you left yesterday on my Blogversary!  I always look forward to reading my comments every morning from my blog friends, but there were so many new names and faces yesterday, I was over the moon.  Thank you for that!  As long as there are comments to read, I will keep my blog up and running that is a promise!

Now for the winners!  There are an extra set too due to yesterday's blog post.  The week's winners are:
Deborah H!!!
Tres!!!
HollyBerry!!!

From the extra qualifying post of June 1st, the winners are:
Jax!!!
E Henniger!!!
Delyth!!!

Congratulations to all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see the winner of the Blogversary giveaway!  All for now, Sue x






165 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful cards whether either a plane or a bird, you are so clever Sue.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a very cute card... Glad you have such a wonderful following... Xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

Love the rocket cage ! Smashing card Sue
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. They are both beautiful (and clever) cards. I love the way you used the cosmic shimmer dots! Congrats to all the winners. Take care.

Jan.moogie said...

Seeing these cards reminds me why I bought these d lites dies. xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such brilliant cards, love the rocket on the best. Congratulations to all the winners.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I love the gilding wax - wonderful stuff. I think Spellbinders should re-name that die now - C&C have had shows recently where nearly all the presenters mention the rocket more than the bird cage almost - I wonder why?! Not.
Rgs
Clare W

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I saw the rocket ship on C&C at the time thought it would make a wonderful youngsters card. The bird cage with the gold is lovelly. Enjoy your Sunday.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards, this is why we love you, you always think out of the box and come up with brilliant ideas. Who else would see a rocket in a bird cage? Lol. The soft gold card is my favourite 'gold' card it's not too bright. Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I wouldn't normally buy a birdcage die - too restrictive for me as I only make cards for friends & family & wouldn't be their "bag" But to see it used in an entirely diff way is great Contracts to winners We have sunshine for a change today yeh !

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, a treat today two 4 one, thanks Sue both cards are great love the bird cage quite popular at the moment and as you said the rocket ship is brilliant for boys cards, love them both . Thanks.
Hugs
Jean D

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Both card are great. Whata brilliant idea for a boys card. X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for the twofer, lovely. SueL

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the embossing and luster from the wax on your first card however the rocket card is a real stunner with the splat planets and pva pearl flames...just brill.
Donna Jones

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue ... Love both the cards today. Love the little bird.
The rocket ship is great, brilliant idea and we got two for the price of one.
Have a great Sunday

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Jackie Trinder said...

Morning Sue two wonderful cards today. Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Love Jackie

tracy w said...

Hi sue
To beautiful cards today congratulations on the winners Tracy w x

TDQ Karen said...

Love the way you see this as a rocket - such a fun card xx

carol e said...

Hi Sue lovely cards either way. It's a useful die that covers male cards as well as a pretty one for the girls

Bosquie said...

Lovely bit of fun cards today xx

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what great cards youve got for us today i like the bird cage but i adore the spaceship how great for a little boys card. Im sure my son would have loved a card like this when he was younger. I would love to know where you get all these wonderful ideas come from. You have one great imaginagion wish i come up with half the ideas you give us. Take care Sue xxx

Debs Artliff

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Two for one great stuff, they are both lovely, but I had a giggle at the rocket one, especially the font of the sentiment, the 'W'.
I have been playing with the guilding wax, love it. You certainly had some lovely comments yesterday, congrats to the winners.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card love the die as a birdcage with the little bird that soft gold card is gorgeous my fav. gold card.

The "rocket" ship is so fab. a real fun card for a little boy.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card love the die as a birdcage with the little bird that soft gold card is gorgeous my fav. gold card.

The "rocket" ship is so fab. a real fun card for a little boy.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two great cards today
hoohra saw the "Rocket" when you
showed it on C&C as someone was saying
when the die was on the other day
they were all saying what you had done with it you have a brilliant
imagination wish I had a little
of it. Congratulations to all
the winners today.
Nancyd xx

cuilliesocks said...

Such beautiful cards Sue and a great versatile die, fabulous designs, Kate x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I remember the rocket ship from C& C it's a great idea, love the bird cage too, very popular at the moment. You are so cleaver.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock. Xx

Victoria said...

The plane card caused a bit of a stir and it still makes me smile! Very inventive indeed. Both cards are super again today. Love the gold cage. I've recently bought some of the gilding wax and it really does give a beautiful effect.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards but I think the one with the bird is my favourite!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Love Jean xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wowee a 'two fer' today I love it when you do this....and both are absultely adorable cards. I love that embossing folder on the first one and I haven't used my birdcage die yet so it's great to see what you can do with it. I loved the rocket card when you first showed it on TV and now it's lovely to be able to see it close up. Great inspiration from both cards,
Congrats to all the winners today.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Like the two-fers, Sue. The rocket ship (inspired!)appears so regularly as a sample that it's quite an old friend. Love the bird card, great design and colours (think the wee bird is from Bird Sanctuary).
Well deserved heap of comments yesterday and glad to hear you are going to keep on blogging - did you say forever?!! Hooray.

'P' in Wales

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue loving both cards this morning, I especially love the bird cage and the embossing folder you have used. Have a great Sunday. X

Anne Crawford said...

Ever so Clever! Love them both.Congratulatios to all winners!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
You always show, if you look at your dies another way, you can come up with different uses for them. You have a wonderful imagination. You would be a busy girl if you had 400+ comments to read every day! x

maxine h said...

Wow Sue 2 such different cards today, just shows what you can come up with when you think outside of the box! Love them both, you are such a great inspiration to us all, thank you.
Love and hugs
Maxine xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, 2 for 1 today!!!!! Great. Just love the rocket, brilliant card for a small boy . Lol Lynne M x x x x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
You remember in Harry met Sally when the lady said I'll have whatever she is having, well I wish I had half of your creational ideas. You are so clever and the twofer are great. Happy Sunday everyone and well done to the winners.
Love Jan x x

Karen Edwards said...

Love the rocket, it is great when you can get more than one look from a die.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. A Birdcage or a rocket - both beautiful.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Hi SUe, I still remember them from the show, and all my granddaughters have been begging me to try and make one too, as they saw it. I haven´t yet, as they´re all girls, but you made me look at my dies in a much different way, and I can tell you, I made a princessewagon out of the other birdcage here for my granddaughters birthday, so you´ve definitely taught me something on that show. And these cards are ofcause as usual just awesome and perfect made.
Big CONGRATS to all the lucky winners here too, please enjoy your prizes ladies and have a wonderful sunday everyone.

Jane said...

Is it the bird is it the plane cannot choose. I love them both I have this die never used it what lovely ideas.

Jane xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Birdcage and the bird...I do have that Die!
The wax looks lovely on the embossed background, and I don't have that one,lol!
Well done to all the winners!
Its another lovely day Sue, looks like maybe June is the start of Summer, another LOL!
LoveMarg

Katie Lamb said...

it really does look like a rocket, love the idea of using dies in different ways.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I am ashamed to say that I have this die having bought it in one of the picks of the week some time ago and have never used it. This has now to be remedied!!
I really love the format of both of the cards and the colour schemes are great. When I make my birdcage there will have to be a slight change as I do not have a bird die (oh that does look funny but am not changing it!)so will have to find something to fit into the cage. I will be making a bday card early for a little boy whose bday is Oct. but doing this I will not forget the rocket die.
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners - enjoy all your goodies but most of all big Congratulations to you Sue for over 400 comments yesterday.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Your imagination makes me smile whenever I see the d-diltes on C&C it doesn't matter who is presenting but they always refer to your rocket! LOL and makes me smile! I found it funny that you put the rocket at the end, I like both cards and think the rocket is excellent for a boy/man.
Congratulations to all the winners and so pleased Sue that you say you will blog whilst we are all here. I cannot imagine the time it takes you but we all really appreciate your blog, training and ideas so thank you so much because I am sure I don't tell you enough!
Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards love the embossed background and gilding wax on the first card but the rocket ship is brill. Congratulations to the winners
Best wishes, Pat

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love both these cards, the first looks quite easy to do, and the second I am going to try for my Great-Grandson's 7th Birthday in December. I remember seeing this as your sample and loved it then.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie said...

Morning, Sue :-)
Both cards are lovely - the rocket makes me smile each time I see it, on tv they show it as a sample each time they promote the dies and it is really clever!
You're a wonder, Sue!
Hugs Annie

Lacelady said...

I must admit I hadn't thought of the birdcage as a rocket! LOL.

Congrats to all the winners, I am dead envious.

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Brilliant cards - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the one you did for the show, I can assure you that boys aren't the only ones who would love it. The white one is more for us (beautiful) women...
Hugs, Rose

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, great cards today. Ever since I saw the spaceship card on the telly, thats all I can see when anyone else shows this die. However, it's good to see your card with it a an actual birdcage. It certainly helps having a bird on it too. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I really think that the rocket was inspired! I actually prefer it used this way than the birdcage. However, both cards are lovely.

gwen70 said...

Both cards are brilliant you are such a clever lady

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Love both the cards - rocket ship or bird cage they are both fantastic cards.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Disco Queen said...

Wow! You are so creative Sue. I could not, for the life of me, see a rocket ship, only a bird cage & then I scroll down & it's like the die cut morphed in front of my eyes to the perfect rocket.

nattyboots said...

Such fun cards Sue ,i especially like the rocket ,so clever .

Elaine H X

Cee Bee said...

Fantastic cards again Sue. Love the rocket for a little boys card
hugs n stuff
Carol B

lynda said...

Both cards are lovely but the bird cage one stood out for me that embossing folder ( shame you can't remember the name ) is beautiful . Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Congrats to all the blog winners

nannapat said...

Fab cards but for the life of me I can't imagine anyone being able to look at a birdcage & see a rocket ship!! It must be fab to have an imagination like yours. Pat x

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous cards, esp love the rocket one,perfect for men. Emma

Izzwizz said...

I love that rocket ship Sue, it made me smile when I saw it on C&C. Only Sue Wilson could think of that lol! Two wonderful cards, thanks for sharing. Oh, and I am totally addicted to that gilding wax. The enchanted gold is out permanently on my craft desk now :-) Maddy x

Hellma said...

Great cards Sue, love the Brocket.

Clare said...

Beautiful cards. Great idea to use the birdcage as a rocket ship.

Clare x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Great cards. Love the first but the 2nd is amazing and reat fun. A boy would really love it too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the caerds today such fun love Jean Zelei xx

scofessex said...

Hi Sue,

Great use of D-Lites I love the cards

Sandybee said...

Lovely cards however you use this die Sue.

xx Sandra

hollyberry said...

Love both these cards-the gilding wax gives a glorious sheen that you don't see at first.The famous"rocket card" has always made me smile and just shows how inventive you are with these dies.

Anonymous said...

Both are breast cards love the spaceship. Good wishes.
Phil D

Anonymous said...

Two great cards

Good wishes

Phil D

Carole Z said...

Both super cards Sue, love the fun of the 'rocket' - Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the misspelling earlier. Phil D. !!!!

hazel young said...

Love both cards Sue it's nice to have fun with them that's what its all about enjoying what you do and having fun. Have a great day xx hazel y

Tracie Carmody said...

love them and the rocket is cool xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love both cards today, the rocket one made me smile. Great to look at our dies in a different way. Take care, Jess x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Both such great cards. Love the bird cage one particularly. But the rocket one is great too, very imaginative.
Audrey x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I remember seeinge these and thought hiw clever to use it as a rocket ship but do prefer the birdcage, so pretty x

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue. I have this die but not used it yet. Both cards are great. Love the way you always manage to see 'out of the box'.
Hugs Sue x

fame01 said...

Hi sue hope you are well, i love todays card as a vintage feel to it for me i really do like it. and the use of the same die for the rocket card brill..hugs sarah xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I really love both of the cards today, it just goes to show how versatile Spellbinders dies are, you can just do so much with them - especially if you use a little crafty imagination!! ....You certainly know how to do that!! Well done. Love Sam xxx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,
Two cards...you are spoiling us!

I love the versatility of this die and your on take of a rocket is fab.I did not buy this set of dies I bought the first set with the other bird cage in them.
I love the background embossing folder, so beautiful, I cannot help with its name though!
So happy to hear you will keep your blog going for as long as possible.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue!

Both cards are gorgeous.Especially the first. But like you have to say it looks more like a rocket than a birdcage.

When I use it as a birdcage I cut below the bottom horizontal line off and then I think it looks like a birdcage. Birdcages have flat bottoms!

Any way Congratulations to all the winners today. Fingers crossed for tomorrow's draw!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Yet again two beautiful cards - love both of them and the sun is shining too here in sunny Wales, what more could I want?

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Brakkers said...

This is lovely with the little bird and the cage done in gold though know you don't often use gold card. I like the embossing folder al lot but have never seen it before so don't know the make or what it is called, sorry.

Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Yaayyyyy two for the price of one today. Love both the cards and the guilding wax really does give a lovely sheen/glow on the white. Many congrats to the lucky winners.
Beverley W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, I love both cards for different reasons. The bird cage card is delicate and pretty. The rocket card is fun and the idea would be great for my 6 grandsons. I was not tempted to buy the bird cage die but might now.

Gail said...

Two fabby cards - I remember seeing them both on the shows and luved them then xx GailT xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Today's cards are beautiful!! You can always get something nice out of every die :)
Hope you have a gread Sunday.
and congratulations to the lucky winners :)

Howdy said...

Clever girl, sue. You certainly have the imagination gene.
All the best for the next year.

Anonymous said...

Particularly loving the backgrounds of both cards.

Susan x

Laura O said...

love both these cards ,the rocket takes the lead though.Brill cards both of them .Laura O.

Jennifer Swandells said...

Both cards are beautiful, the gilding flakes on the bird cage make it look as if it is metal and that it is floating off the page. The rocket ship is absolutely brilliant with the use of the cosmic shimmer dots! You have such imagination and give so much inspiration which allows us to look at dies differently. Hugs, Jen :-)
Krafty Keepsakes

Nubiene Peltier said...

Good day to you sue

What a lovely card for a Sunday morning
fresh look white and hints of gold.
love the cage the uber folder is very I mpressive
brings such elegance to the card the rope look and the ribbon shrivelled topped with the embellishments on the background and the fribbon just brings it all together
Love it!

Clarissa said...

Just love that rocket ship!
Clarissa. X

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
I've missed so much this past few days, no internet access.
Happy Blogversary for yesterday!
Gorgeous cards posted the last few days...and two great cards today!
Love them all!

Congrats to the winners

Have a great day
Lara xxx

hotpotato said...

wow I love what you've done with this die, just proves you need to think outside the box.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a lovely surprise two fer, two brilliant cards, the birdcage elegant and the rocket fun. Love the gilding wax and the soft gold card. The rocket is brill, I smile when I see it on C&C. You are a genius. Well done on over 400 comments yesterday.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Pearl said...

What a fantastic idea! This die is so versatile, wonderful cards Sue, happy craftiness to you, love from Pearl

Joanne2403 said...

Lovely cards Sue and they show just how these dies can be used in so many different ways, tfs :)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards today, just goes to show that one die can be made into so many different cards.
Congratulations to the winners enjoy your prize.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely birdcage card beautifully designed.
Your rocker ship card reminded me of the Jetsons which i used to watch when i was little- shows my age -OLD- lol
Have a lovely Sunday
Take care
Hazel G

Anonymous said...

Both equally stunning cards today -I really have to try and get some of the Soft gold card.
thanks

Michelle M
Ireland

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

WOW we can only wonder what it's like to live in your creative mind, it's wacky and imaginative, I would love just an iddy biddy piece to help me with my creativity.

What a lovely day of heartfelt thoughts for you yesterday, and really deserved.
:-)
Congratulations to all the winners.

Kind regards

Tina X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Loved your rocket card when it was shown on C&C a great idea, I was not tempted to buy this die as I don't think I would use it very much.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Loved your rocket card when it was shown on C&C a great idea, I was not tempted to buy this die as I don't think I would use it very much.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

iggy said...

hehe love it....my grandson would love that card.....what fun. nice sometimes to leave the safe place & go off into 'space' & play a little. have a lovely sunday.x

weefortune said...

I Loved the rocket card when I saw it on C&C glad you featured it too.

Happy Crafting Elaine x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
It's good to see the rocket card once again as I loved it when it was shown on C&C. The bird and birdcage card is very soft and delicate, very different, but equally gorgeous. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Yes I to saw a rocket card, ideal for the young lads.

WOW a bumper lot of comments yesterday, fingers and toes are crossed.

We are having some nice weather at the moment, close your eyes and we could almost be in America with you.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

p.s. congratulations to all the winners.

Julie Bee

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I really like the first card and the gilding wax makes such a big difference to the card,I have been using the wax on a few cards recently and I really like using it,I even like the smell!! Lol. The second card is my favourite though as it is such a fun card,and who says it has to be for boys my teenage daughter has requested one for her next birthday with the rocket and flames done in pink and purple!! Didn't get to post yesterday so will add a post to it today. Love Lesley x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, loved both cards xxx

Susan White said...

It's so amazing the different cards you can effect with the same dies and a little imagination - if I only had half your talent I would be a happy bunny!

Thanks, Susan

Sonia Jones said...

Well I do remember seeing the rocket ship card but not the (proper) bird cage card. I like both of them and I do have this die but not used it yet! I'm a little gutted today as I've lost part of my vase die! I have the filigree bit but not the base part of it! But hey I'm sure it will turn up soon or else I'll have to buy a new one and then the original one will appear! LOL I hope everyone has a great day hugs Sonia x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

hI Sue love the fun card today,the wax on the embossed part is fab.,the bird and the cage reminde's me of when we had our bird Bob that my hubby taught to speak,all the family were very sad when Bob passed away,and was given a laying in state and a funeral,my daughter was little at the time and all her friends brought flowers and then a procession in the garden to the burial ,Julie decided we needed a holy song and they started to sign HERE COMES THE BRIDE,the only song the knew.Thank you for reminding me of this,so I will try and make the bird cage,
Smiles
Ita

Paper Junkie said...

Not sure about this birdcage - I would have to trim off the bottom bit, but love the rocket. Happy blog birthday for yesterday - pity I missed the chance of the draw, but hey ho, caught up in "family stuff". Saw a very appropriate notice in a shop window the other day - "Friends welcome at all times - family by appointment!" Thank goodness I have your blog to cheer me Sue. X

jeffrey bubbles said...

Was not sure about this die until I saw these two versions. Love the plane/ rocket. Kathy xxx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a super card I love the way you have used the cord leading to 'The Bow' My little grandson aged 6 and I have made the rocket card together after seeing you show it on C & C he thought it was 'double super'
Margaret - corgi owner

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - Love the card - birdcage or rocket both stunning.
Congrats to the winners.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I think the embossing with the gilding wax is lovely.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love both of these cards but have to say the rocket is my favourite.
All the best, Brenda Lel.

CONGRATULATIONS to all you lucky winners.

Helen VoG said...

Not my favourite die would only use it as you have as a rocket which looks great.

CaronP28 said...

Hello Sue. Once again your cards are amazing - love them both. xx

Jennifer Kirk said...

Hi Sue such lovely cards, there is no end to your talent!

magpie said...

Helloooo and good afternoon Sue and everyone. Ooooo, love both of these. I love the cage and bird card. The gilding wax seems to have the same lovely effect as the gilding flakes. That tint of colour just makes it "pop". As for remembering what the embossing folder and dies are called, I'll just say, welcome to my world! I'm sure there is quite a few of us living in the "twilight zone!". Beautiful card! I remember the rocket ship from the C&C show you were on and it was so clever. I'm sure any little lad would love to receive it. What a fantastic imagination you have. I'm sure if you put it in a bottle, it would sell millions! How wonderful too that you had so many lovely comments! "Wow!" xx Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy your prizes! Wonderful! Take care Sue xx Love Karen xx

redfox said...

Well just like everyone else, I love both of the cards. But I particularly love the rocket! I have all nephews and lots of our friends have little boys, so this would be a great card for them. Although I know a few little girls that would love it too! Thanks Sue, you're the best, long may you reign!!

kimberley said...

Love both of todays cards.congrats to all the winners,take care,x.

WendyC said...

Two beautiful cards again, Sue. The rocket is super-cute; never mind little boys liking it, I love it! It has a bit of a steampunk look about it.

Joan Donaldson said...

Two lovely cards Sue, but I think the rocket has the edge.

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Both of these cards are great. I don't think I'd have thought to make the cage into a rocket, but it's an excellent steampunky space-craft! Love the white celestial 'splats'. Can't help with name of the embossing folder, but I have the set with the bird and have recently used it myself on a card it is called 'Bird Sanctuary'. Long live the Particraft blog.

sued99 said...

I lie the birdcage card very much. Good idea about the rocket too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, love the wax

mol x

CraftyJo said...

So cute - I love the look of the gilding wax.

Eemeli said...

Fabulous cards - both of them. The gold gives such a brilliant touch for the card.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely cards yet again Sue. Love the birdcage done as a rocket... Congratulations to the winners this week xx

Shazza said...

wow, this is stunning x

lynn walker said...

love it!! what a good idea. xx

lynn walker said...

love it!! what a good idea. xx

Janice K said...

I'm not a lover of the shape of the bird cage die, however this card is lovely and the rocket card would make an amazing card for a young (or not so young!) boy. x

Sue E said...

The card is lovely, as always but I think Spellbinders could have come up with a much better birdcage-it looks more like a spaceship.

Clai01 said...

Is it a plane, or is it a bird ?
no it's a rocket made by Super Sue!

Helen Barker said...

Love the effects you've created with both these cards.Very imaginative use of the die.
Helen Bx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous I love the gorgeous design. A very versatile die.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Superb cards today, I love that background embossing folder and I am shedding tears 'cos you can't remember it's name.
Val C xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SO SIMPLE BUT FAB. LOVE DIES THAT YOU CAN TURN INTO DIFFERENT THINGS. LOOK AT DIES IN A DIFFERENT WAY WHEN I AM BUYING THEM.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

melanie said...

Love these cards I really liked the rocket one when it was shown on T.V .Melanie.K

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards today Sue, both very different. I'm so glad to hear you will continue to blog.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous cards, love the birdcage/rocket. Love this die. Congrats to the winners. Can't wail till tomorrow.

Wilma (scottish crafter) x x x

Michelle said...

Sorry Sue, I forgot to say, for some reason I am not receiving a daily email from you, I don't know what has happened.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue love both of these cards
hugs chris x

raineysheep said...

Beautiful cards and just show the versatility of the dies,
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep xx

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Anonymous said...

hello sue,i really like both of todays cards but i think the rocket has the edge,going to get some gilding wax it sounds fab to use. congrats sue for your well deserved 400+ comments yesterday.also congrats to all todays lucky winners. sending love from christine c xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great cards and love the embossing folder. So thrilled as I got the resplendent rectangles yesterday and can't wait to play with them.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, sorry I missed your blogaversary but congrats on over 400 comments - what is your record number of comments on one day? Thank you so much for doing the blog - such an inspiration! Yesterday's card is so nice and as for the rocket card - fun, fab and full of interest!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, I just love both these cards. Every time I see the birdcage die I always remember the rocket card, it's so clever. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs Debbie Ravenhill x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

I love both of the cards - I must get myself organised enough so that I can try a border of faux pearls.

Diana

Cassieajh said...

beautiful card once again Sue xx

Phi said...

Love the first card. So beautiful. That birdcage die is gorgeous.

Vie Carter said...

Love the birdcage but the rocket is my fav. fabulous and the background is great

Vie
x

Lisa Durno said...

Love the rocket, fantastic!
X

Grandmajean said...

Blue is my fav colour so love this card. And a big thank you for
starting your blog, have followed
your blog daily.
Grandmajean.

Diane Mortimer said...

Both these cards are wonderful but I adore animals so have to say I am loving the birdie one more
Diane from Glasgow xx

Spa Offer Lady said...

Beautiful design, I love the gold tones!