Saturday, 29 March 2014

For You (Another Two-Fer)

Hello crafters!  Another two-fer today but both are shoe cards!  A girl just can't have too many shoes, now can she! LOL  I needed to make a few samples for our upcoming Ally Pally show so I thought you might enjoy seeing some of them.   These are both really simple cards and don't need too much in the way of explanation so I thought I would post them both (hate it when I feel like I am cheating you if the card is too simple!  After all, you take your time to stop by and visit, I need to make sure it is at least worthy don't I!)  Both cards today feature shoe stamps from the Creative Expressions stamp set called Floral Footsteps.  I stamped the first shoe and embossed it in clear so it has a patent leather look to it.  I coloured the flowers with Distress Markers and added a bit of detail with a white gel pen. I cut out the shoe (yes, by hand) and added mounting foam to the back.  Using the Decorative Frames from the Italian Collection, I cut out the outer heart frame, leaving the centre intact.  I added in the next sized die during the embossing to add a bit more detail.  I inked through it with Spun Sugar distress ink before removing it.  I seated the shoe in the centre and used a few of the fallaway hearts around it.  I added a California Collection border in white along the bottom with some flatback pearls added as embellishments.  I finished with a stamped tag tucked into my turquoise messy bow with some Bakers Twine and a small pearl embellishment.  A double pierced white mat completed the card.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 7 1/4" in size.  Card no. 2 is below






 Card no. two shows off the boot stamp from the stamp set. Sorry that the picture came out a bit yellowish as the card is white and mauve.   I stamped it on to coconut white card and coloured it with Distress markers.  I used the Valencia die from the Spanish Collection to cut it out.  I decided to add some colour to the mat so I cut it out of our mauve card using the die from the Seville set.  I seated the focal element on to a piece of white card that I embossed with the Wild Holly embossing folder from Couture Creations.  I tied some mauve seam binding around the card and added a messy bow at the side.  On top I made one Faux Quilled Bloom flower and added a small Dazzler to the centre.  I finished the card with a double white mat with White Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue dots around the edge.  A few flatback pearls embellished the corners of the die cut to wrap it up.  Finished dimensions are
 6 1/4" x 7 1/2" in size.


Now, for the winners of the cards on the Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway.

The first card (the white one) goes to:

 Maryann Laursen!!!

The second card (the black one) goes to :

NZILLINGWORTH (Nadine)!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  No more cards to be given away this week, but there are still loads of prizes and those winners to be announced tomorrow.  Don't forget to stop by!  All for now, Sue x















168 comments:

Pam said...

2 absols today, congratute stunnero both winners, lucky girls. Have a good weekend everyone especially at Ally Pally

Pam said...

What a mess, meant to say absolute stunners and congrats to both winners. Fingers and brain not working this morning, sorry folks.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Your blog is ALWAYS, always, always worth the visit! Two beautiful cards today and not too simple I would say! The amount of work you put into your cards is admirable. Congrats to the lucky winners. Thank you for sharing.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards again I love the second one is my favour colour lilac love the flower die must get this one thanks for sharing Tracy w x

Jan.moogie said...

You are worthy, two lovely girly cards and a BOGOF to boot what a start to the weekend.x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another Twofer....wonderful : ) Love both of them and can't pick one over the other. Using the white gel pen to add those details makes such a difference doesn't it. They may be simpler cards Sue, but we certainly don't feel cheated for at least 2 reasons (will remember the rest as I wake up more and more:) ) 1.You take so much time and trouble to show us the cards in the first place. 2. We all need to make easier cards sometimes. So no more thinking you are cheating us! A hug for Pam and anyone that needs one. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Take care.

Anonymous said...

As if your cards had to be worthy, Sue! We always love them and appreciate all your hard work and talent.
Two super cards for the girls, love that Californian border and the main die on the second card. Oh dear, lusting again.
Well done, winners.
Pam, thought you had invented a new language today, LOL, very impressive!!

'P' in Wales

carol edwards said...

It is a little early Pam for me too, bless you and take care.
Onto the cards , Sue they are both beautiful and pretty and simple cards are needed at times , so thank you. Enjoy your weekend all and congratulations to winners x

Joan D said...

We are really being spoilt this week with some fantabulous cards. Can't choose a favourite as I think they are both stunning.
It doesn't matter if your cards are very complicated or very simple as the first thing I do every morning is get onto your blog. Has become a ritual,and can't do anything else until I have seen the card or cards for the day.
Pleased I'm not the only one Pam, as sometimes I look what I've written and it comes out gobbledygook ! Hey ho.
Congrats to the winners and hope everyone has a great weekend. X x x

Clai01 said...

Oh I love the pink and grey card Sue, the shoe looks fabulous!
I agree with others your blog is always worth a visit!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love these cards and all the new stamps from CE. Definitely don't feel cheated because all your cards are wonderful and inspirational. Have a lovely weekend everyone. Sue xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!! Another fabulous two-fer we are so lucky, just adore the wild holly folder and the Californian border.

I concur you can never have too many shoes, just we never have enough room for them. A bit like the craft room.
Ordered my voucher for Nick yesterday really easy too.
Congratulations to Maryann and Nadine!!
Pam, I hope you can have a nice day today the weather is supposed to be warmer. thinking of you xx
Looking forward to Ally Pally my ticket arrived yesterday!!
Have lovely day whatever you are doing catch you all tomorrow.
Cameeli xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, Every card you make is worth a look they are all very inspirational, that was a big word for this time of day. Congrats to the winners. I don't think I said but both cards are lovely.Have a good weekend. take care all Kitty

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue.

Oh how versatile you are with styles. Once again something that I would not
have expected from you :) Very nice and girly, but in the way that could have
a "girls rock" or "girls night out" sentiment ...I like! :)

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to the very lucky Winners, I'm so envious !! enjoy !!
These cards today are stunning, especially the second one (only because it is my favourite colour combo haha). Even though these cards are relatively easy cards, they are so stunning !!
Have a lovely day, I'm off to a craft show at Port Sunlight today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sonia Jones said...

Great cards today. Funny thing is I made 3 shoe cards yesterday! Have a great day hugs Sonia x

Rosie said...

Brilliant cards again! So glad I already have Valencia and Seville (and Granada). Love the versatility of the Spanish collection.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue wow two gorgeous cards today you are spoiling us. I ordered my voucher for Nick yesterday and I put a note about not needing a card. I will send it to you when it comes. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great weekend. Love Jackie

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue two beautiful cards i love them both. I i had to choose between them it would be very hard but i think the second one would just win. Have a wonderful weekend Sue take care xx

Debs A

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous cards lovin the shoe/Boot stamps so girlie your cards are never simple they are stunning.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Vick said...

Hi Sue,

Love the shoe stamps, i have been meaning to buy, they are on my very very very long........LOL......wish list........I need a lotto win to buy eveerything i want haha!!! stunning cards as always darling. Well Done to the winners of Wednesday cards!! Hugs and blessings, Vick xx
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cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love your twofer's they are always such a treat to look at, and Sue you never cheat us because even your simple cards are a wonder to look at. I love both cards and couldn't choose between them, but the Valencia die is my favourite, favourite lol. It was the first die I bought of your collection and I love every card I've made using it. The stamp set is beautiful and have been added to my never ending list. The quilled flowers are stunning and finish the card off. Congratulations to Nadine and maryanne enjoy your cards.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love both cards.

If I was to choose the first one appeals more in it's design and colour. X

Rachel Taylor said...

Adorable ! I love shoe cards .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

englishrose897 said...

Both cards are stunning, the 1st one is a bit to pink for me though.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Sally

Crafty Lark said...

Both gorgeous cards Sue, if only I could still wear the shoes, lol. xx Flora

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - 2 great cards as usual - especially like the die shapes used in the second one. Making an MDay card today for the M-in-Law -I fancy getting those flowers and leaves out now I've seen these - so delicate looking. Congrats to winners - 2 weeks today AP - can't wait..
Happy crafty weekend all
Rgs
Clare W

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. The cards don't look simple , but that's because the dies do all the work. Lovely cards although I'm not a fan of the shoe stamps. Xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. The cards don't look simple , but that's because the dies do all the work. Lovely cards although I'm not a fan of the shoe stamps. Xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, spoilt again with two fantastic cards! Love both of them but the second one has the edge for me! Love all the stamps, dies, embossing folders, just everything about them!
I posted Nick's voucher direct to him yesterday. Love Jean xxx

Victoria said...

Don't you fret Sue. Your cards are ALWAYS worth viewing, whether simple or complicated. Today's no exception with 2 wonderful examples. Love the stamps, and you've really showcased them beautifully within some stunning dies.

Sue Crease said...

Sue, both cards are just lovely and would suit two different ladies by the finish of the cards. Great inspiration as always. See you at the show.
Sue C

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue.What a Saturday treat~2 super cards, you really do spoil us! Congrats to today's lucky winners. Hugs,
Maggie x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty cards, not keen on the stamps myself but I can appreciate the work that goes into the cards, love the use of the fall away hearts on the first card.
Donna Jones

Rosemarie said...

MorningSue, 2 great cards today, love the boot perhaps I should get a pair like that (lol), just the thing for an OAP. Have a brilliant weekend, I think I can see sunshine.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue.
My I can't believe its Saturday already.
And look at the beautiful cards you have so kindly posted today. Two rather different cards and bit stunners. I must say the due used on the second card is RATHER nice. I have brought some of you dies this week from Joanna sheen. They came very quickly and are beautiful. Now it's spuds I might take another look at her site.
Have a lovely weekend all. Congrats to the lucky winners.
Debra x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards today, I like the more simpler ones that I can manage with my dodgy hands.
I must be an odd bod as I hate shoes I live in my trainers and hate having to wear shoes maybe its because I have problems walking in them with my dodgy ankle.
Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, please never apologise for showing cards that you feel are simple, they actually make me feel more confident at having a go myself. These are both beautiful cards and I particularly love the use of quilled bloom flower in the middle of the bow. Congratulations to the lucky winners. x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Simple is good. Beautiful cards and always good to see the techniques you use. Really look forward each day to seeing what masterpieces you are offerering us.

heather harrison said...

Good morning Sue. Two gorgeous cards. I love the shoe in the first card. I don't think anyone would say your a cheat when it comes to making cards. Thank for sharing with us all. Have a lovely weekend. Congrats to the winners. Heather.x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Two beautiful gifts today and yes we girls love love love shoes!!!!
I can think of many occasions these stamps could be used for. Your dies are simply 'the best' and my empty penny tin say so (lol).
Congratulations to the two lucky winners today and if you are off to Ally Pally take care and enjoy.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love them both. I never know what the attraction is in shoes, I hate buying new ones.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

2 stunners today Sue, congrats to the winners, off to port sunlight today wish you were there

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love the shoe cards simply stunning must look out for the dies , can't choose between them both are lovely especially when matched up with your wonderful dies!
You should never feel as if your cheating your more than generous giving us a card every day of the year!!! Plus your fabulous videos, thanks so much x

Jean D

Congratulations to today's winners.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two smashers this morning and as you said 'a girl can never have too many shoes!' Love those stamps.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good weekend.

Love Sheila xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
Two, beautiful cards, not sure I would call them simple! Love the second one.
Congratulations to the winners today.
Gail Cx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning - two more wonderful cards! I really love the Calefornian Border - must invest! Good luck at Ally Pally - really must try & get down there sometime!
Great weekend to all
Janette x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning - two more wonderful cards! I really love the Calefornian Border - must invest! Good luck at Ally Pally - really must try & get down there sometime!
Great weekend to all
Janette x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue two lovely cards today would love to win any one of them. Never feel cheated you are such an inspiration to all.

Hugs to all who need them today.

Take care all
Sophy n Gran

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice cards Sue ...have a nice weekend and happy crafting

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, 2 really gorgeous cards, the first one edges in as my favourite, congrats to the winners. You always bring us so much inspiration and then share the results with us. Bx

EizabethS said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards today although shoe stamps are not my style.
Congratulations to the winners of the cards.
...and you think you are cheating on us if a card is simple - no way. We are just so grateful for a chance to see your wonderful creations.
ElizabethS x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue -you NEVER cheat us!
Considering you post us your fab cards every single day !
These are lovely -I like the first the best .
Congrats to those lucky card winners.
Have a great weekend Sue and all Wilsonettes,
XxRuth
Xxxto Pam

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards love them, congrats to the winners love Jean Z xxx

Marion said...

Hi sue both cards are beautiful
and I agree with JANICE K,you don't need to apologise as some people like simple cards ,I have a few in my family who don't like really fancy cards.
Marion H

Crisco said...

Gorgeous cards ... what a sexy looking boot! Congrats to the winners.

Lacelady said...

Sue, you never cheat us, though it's nice to have a beautiful twofer, and thank you for sharing.

Congrats to the winners too.

Denise Hancock said...

hi Sue 2 pretty girly cards today
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

hi Sue 2 pretty girly cards today
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
It is lovely to see your new dies in action - beautiful!
Veronique L

June Horrocks said...

Stunning stunning love them sue you can think strait away the people in your life who would go mad for one of these cards.thank you for sharing have a great day sue congrats to the lucky winners love always June xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the images and gorgeous dies and your bows are fab

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
These are stunning cards today, two lovely girly cards
Congrats to the winners
Hugs
Carol x

Carole Z said...

Wow Sue we are being treated! Another twofer and fab they are too...I love that boot! Hugs Carole Z X

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous cards Sue! I too love shoes. The simplest cards are often the hardest as the design really has to shine, so I really appreciate seeing them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow two fabulous cards and the stamps make your dies look even more stunning if that makes sense. The only problem I have is where can I buy a pair of shoes and boots like that and do they have my size lol.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you might call these cards simple but they are absolutely stunning. Love them both but love the pink one just a tiniest bit more! Love the way you do the embossing within the dies and it's something I never think of doing - until now! Congratulations to the lucky recipients of Sue's cards. Have a lovely sunny weekend. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Carol S. said...

Not just one stunner today but two! Fave has to be the pink one. Have a great weekend and looking forward to Ally Pally. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh how i would love to be able to walk in those beautiful shoes as they are stunning. The boots remind me of being on the CB when i was a teenager and my mum was Nashville Lady and had a pair of cowboy boots along with the beautiful shirt, neckerchief and buckle belt. Very happy times and memories, thank you Sue for restoring them for me. Although i agree with the shoes sentiment, my husband would disagree with it emphatically. Sorry Sue but i think that we are never cheated by you as you give us precious things ..... time and inspiration. Just because it is simpler today doesn't mean that the same thought and care hasn't been put into your beautiful masterpieces. Remember not all of us are as confident at processes and design as our more outstanding friends, so we never ever feel less than 100% of love from you.
Nadine and Maryann, well done girls at winning your beautiful cards, i know that you will enjoy them and treasure them as much as the rest of the lucky card winners do.
Pam i just thought your were typing in another language and as i don't know any, i never thought you had dyslexic fingers like mine who type a whole load of nonsense at times, that's because i am determined to master this typing lark. Hope you have a peaceful weekend flower, but sending cyber hugs to you anyway.
Rosemarie, you are only as old as you feel and i don't see any reason why an OAP can't where beautiful shoes. If you can walk with grace and style without making friends with the ground, why can't you where them. I can walk in them in my dreams, so i pick the highest pair as i was well behind the door and at the back of the long queue when the height department was open. When i was younger, i loved my high heels and since i was going with someone at 6'8" it was a stepladder i needed not high heels, but if i was going off in a rant at him i would either need to where flaties or take the shoes off as i couldn't concentrate on chattering my wallies of to him and stay upright at the same time. Oh it was fun and because of the big height difference of course you got the smart alec's who would ask the stupid question on where was my stepladder. My answer was they came portable these days, but that was long before you could get the telescopic ladders that you can carry around in your boot of the car, oh happy days. I think the funniest episode of that period was when he made fun of my mums' height, well she decked him with a jujitsu move. I had never thought of telling him that she was a black belt in that and judo, as it had never came up in conversation. Somehow he treated her with a lot more respect after that, but seeing a 4'11" tiny made woman flooring this man mountain was funny hee hee hee.
Have a great time everyone that is going to the AllyPally and have a wonderful weekend everyone. It's a rotten dreich day up here and my beloved hills have disappeared once more. I know i said they change everyday but i need to see them to see the difference.
Hope to see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great two for one, I love shoe cards and these two are stunners! Can't choose a favourite. Take care everyone and have a great day whatever you do. Congrats to the winners, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Two beautiful cards love them both. The boot and bloom do it for me on the second card. Congrats to the winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise x


karenlotty said...

Both cards are gorgeous & I like to see some simple cards coz it makes me feel like I may be able to achieve something similar Quite right us girls can never have too many shoes They remind me of the Just the Right Shoes china models I used to collect Congrats winners Off to London today so glad it's bright & sunny

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, you really are spoiling us this week with Two-Fers.

I like the two today, so colourful yet sophisticated.

The shoe stamps are really nice, I must get them all!!!

Well done to the winners.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love these cards, never have enough shoes. Wish I could wear them with such high heels but know I would fall flat on my face if I tried!!!!!. ( I remember when I was much younger and had my first pair of high heels I had to walk in between my parents holding onto them for dear life . Hehe the things we do for fashion) Have a great day everyone lol lynne m x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. LOL Pam lurve the new txt vocab very 2014 : )
Hey Mrs W what makes you think we'd stop calling in if the show was easy ?! My brain loves, and can only DO easy, this is ME entering your world - an ex dumb midlander (sorry Julia W) !!
Well if I tried to walk in those heels not only would I look like Bambi, id look like I needed my nappy changing !!! And would (here's a word for our Pam - defo break all limbs Into the bargain !! But yeehaa slap those thighs and flaunt those kinky boots - you devil Mrs W : )
I do adore the romantic Italian dies, a must for me to make our daughters wedding card with. Im now proud owner of all 3 CE books my shop owner did me a great deal bless her. I also arranged for a voucher to be sent, the JS staff are brilliant so thanks JS for your help.
All invites done ready for collection, nightmare over - I hope !!
Congrats to both ladies and good luck for tomorrow or for Pam 2morro : ) LOL xx
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xx

Maggie said...

Hello. Umm not sure about these two. Don't really like shoes or dresses on cards. Bit fussy for me. Love the dies tho and we can't all like it all all the time! However, don't you dare apologise for anything! You are such a start for posting a card or two every day that we are so lucky to have you. Have a good weekend doing your great demos. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards - I love them both. Thank You,.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

hollyberry said...

Two amazing cards today and can not choose between them.Neither is too simple and your blog is always worth a visit.

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes. I hope the sun is shining on you all wherever you may be and i hope all you mums and moms have a great day tomorrow I know I will, spoiled rotten :)

Sue I shall say this only once! I never feel cheated with what you put on your blog! How could you ever think that????

Both cards are lovely in their different ways.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, your blog is ALWAYS worth looking at as I find it so inspirational!
Love the two cards today and don't have a favourite. Congratulations to both lucky winners.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue, it is always a pleasure to stop by your blog, regardless of what you gave posted, you put so much time and effort in to inspire us everyday and I am confident that every single one of the ladies on here appreciate whatever you post.
I love both cards, having three teenage daughters, a pretty shoe card is always going to raise a smile!
Sue I just love the way that you have designed your new dies to matt & layer together, something I a sure I haven't seen before and I gave hundreds of dies! It was genius of you to think of that, no more needing to cut a 'faux' die cut to Matt behind, this feature is one huge selling point as far as I am concerned, totally genius Sue!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxxx

fame01 said...

HI Sue
WOW WEE 2 stunning cards I love the first one,congrats to the winners lucky ladies have a brill weekend to all and hugs to all who need one ,take care sarah xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. Two fantastic cards must say
the first one is my favorite also done two
Cards for my granddaughters with the shoes
But both very different. Congrats. To the
Winners.
Nancyd x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

2 beautiful cards - loving both.

Diana

SHARICA said...

2 Fab cards .. like the 2nd one best .. congrats on both winners :)

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Lets get one thing sorted Sue I NEVER feel it is not worth while to visit your blog each day how could you think that, there is always something to learn and your explanations are so easy to follow especially for me as I don't do difficult! lol
Todays cards are so beautiful I am just pleased we don't have to choose. the colours are delightful and I love how you have added the tiny little hearts to the card that come from the die, very thrifty and clever.
Hope all the lucky people going to Ally Pally have a fantastic time looking forward to your show reports.
Take care Pam and delighted the invites are finished Steph, now have a rest, please.
Enjoy a wonderful weekend everyone and have a lovely Mothering Sunday.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Sioux P said...

You are brilliant even your simple cards look stunning, love the dies. Think the boot is my fav but thanks again for all your hard work and inspiration

julie laz said...

Hi sue, wow the shoe cards are fab, what great cards for teenagers,
always looking for cards for them,
There beautiful with the dies and then the shoe,
What lady and teenage girl wouldn't like them, I'm 42 and I would love a card like this,
Crafty hugs to everyone and you sue love Julie xxxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Wow Sue. This could please so many of my friends. I love this stamped images..would need to practice colouring first, then buy the stamps lol. At least I can practice with my prize last week. Have a great weekend. Lots of love. Jo xxx

Jacquie said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, you are spoiling us, I prefer the first one with the shoe as the colours you have chosen go really well together, and I love the floral shoe stamp.

Big congratulations to the winners

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk

Susan White said...

Both are stunning cards Sue, and I especially love simple cards, so you never disappoint me with a visit to your blog! Congrats to the giveaway winners. Susan x

Trish said...

Hi Holley,
Two beautiful cards. I really do like your Valencia die. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x. (Hillside)

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - you could never cheat us as all your cards are beautiful simple or harder.

Hope everyone going to AP has a brilliant time I'm green with envy. Congrats to the very lucky winners. Have a great weekend one and all Helen xx

jane stillman said...

Oh my word! Wowser! Two fabulous cards and so different. I have the stamp you've used for the second one, but haven't got round to using it..... yet. Congratulations to the two winners xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes, I'd stop by if there were no cards and you just chatted, the bonus is the cards, remember what you find easy someone else might not, so there is always inspiration for every level of crafter. I also love that you have left the techniques at the very top of your blog for people to recap on. Hope everyone has a good weekend, hubby is auditing, daughter doing archery, me, well what else but crafting.Hugs Theresa x

Terry Owen said...

Oh perfect! I may just have to steal a couple of ideas for my shoe obsessed daughters birthday in April :D

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Two great cards today. Sometimes SIMPLE is good. x

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue love shoes and these are georgeous. JB xxxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cards, love the shoes and the dotty background is my cup of tea. Congratulations to all the winners

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, a lovely Sat here, made all the more cheerful by these two fabulous cards! Thanks for the white gel pen tip - not being 'arty' I love to learn all these little techniques that add so much to a card.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue,
You're tight; a girl can never have too many shoes or handbags. i love the second one showing the boot. I need to find my white gel pen now and have a go at highlighting. Was supposed to be at a craft day today but when I arrived it had been cancelled. Hey ho. But now i can spend the rest of the day crafting so will have a go at the shoe card (1) but as I haven't got the stamp will replace it with a die which I do have. Congrats you lucky winners. Hugs Pauline A x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Wow - Another two-fer day, you really are spoiling us!
These cards are beautiful and the second one just shows how well your dies marry up.

Congratulations, Maryann and Nadine.

Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Pauline A said...

Pam, I think it's catching. I meant "right" not tight Sue as you are never tight giving us all these twofers. Pauline A

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful

Vie
x

terrie said...

Both of these cards are far from being simple...to me they are beautiful and well made...
Someone who loves shoes would be happy to receive one of these cards..
Well done Sue

Maureen Bleay said...

Hi Sue Lovely cards and I am definitely going to get the rest of the Spanish dies I haven't yet bought when the bank balance will stand it!! I love the way you can keep coming up with totally new and beautiful ideas and formats. Reckon you must dream crafting and why not I say. Hugs Maureen

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Never ever apologise for your offerings, dear lady! I'm sure most of us learn something each day from your beautiful cards and techniques. Well I do !
Today's cards, are beautiful and while I wouldn't necessarily make lots of cards with a shoe or boot I can think of two granddaughters for a start who'd love those cards! Several friends too would like them. I like everyone else love bags and shoes! Still wearing the heels - you're right Norah - wear them if you can! I have however given up the mini skirts! Husband and I have many conversations about what he calls "my lack of sensible shoes" .
Steph so pleased you have finished your Invitations! Phew great job , done. Hope you're not exhausted.
Pam, if I posted every morning at 7 am mine would be like that every day!
(magpie) Karen, thanks for sending crafty love in this direction yesterday. it was much appreciated. X
Lovely sunny day here today - sorry Norah, hope the sun arrives eventually in Glenochil.
Love to all, Myra

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Two fabulous cards, your right a girl can never have too many shoes lol, a shame that mine are flatter these days. Sue you could never cheat us, the hard work and inspiration you give us Wilsonettes everyday is amazing and so appreciated. Ordered my voucher for Nick, so easy to do, will post on to you.
Pam love the txt speak, hugs and love to you.
Hugs to Steph, Norah, Tina and anyone that needs one.
Congratulations to Maryann and Nadine, enjoy and treasure ladies.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

samantha wade said...

Beautiful cards, never a easy one, they both show how wonderful your dies are, the second one, the die could be a must.
I like Pams new language it's a bit like mine, puts a smile on your face, hugs to Pam .
Xx to all

sonia said...

Hi. Another 2 beautiful cards. Love the colours xx

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Wednesday winners. Fabuous die shapes, Sue. They show off the images beautifully.
Adstar

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
DONT YOU JUST WISH YOU COULD HAVE A PAIR OF SHOES OR BOOTS LIKE THEM?! SMASHING. MAYBE YOU SHOULD DESIGN SOME SHOES?
THANKS FOR MY WIN OF A CRAD, WILL TREASURE IT.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards. Congrats to the winners.

Have a lovely weekend everyone in the sunshine.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards.

See you at Ali-Pali.

Best Wishes

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jayne S said...

What a treat youve given us today, two beautiful cards and shoes ! Both cards are stunning, thanks Sue.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Simple cards, where's the simple in your cards. These card are absolutely stunning even if you think they are simple. they are stunning to us. Although purple is my favourite colour I can't choose between these to. Just love the your collection of dies, they are all gorgeous. Congratulations to the winners. Glad the invites are finished Steph and hope you can put your feet up today. Sorry about the sun Norah hopefully it will come out later. Hugs to Pam, especially for tomorrow, and anyone who needs a hug today.anyone

sued99 said...

Loving both of these. Might have to put these stamps on the (very long) wish list!

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards today sue. Love the shoes......if only I could wear something like that.Think I might topple over. Lol!!!
Luv
Karen xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!

I love both cards, but the boot one has that something extra that if I had to choose just one, then it would have to be that one.

I also love the stamps, they will definitely be added to my want, need & must have list.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Rose in Chestere said...

Hi Sue,
not just one but two stunnero - I shall adopt that word for the future, so much better than stunners. Thank you Pam LOL.
There is an art in making "simple" cards which don't look it, and you, Sue, are the master of that art.
Congrats to the winners and have a brilliant weekend everyone. Looks like SPRING is finally here.
Hugs, Rose

hotpotato said...

like the second card best.

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Both cards are stunning so very girlie.
Never think that you are cheating us as we all log on for inspiration and even though you think its simple to some of us its not.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

nattyboots said...

Wow Sue you do spoil us with such beautiful cards and wonderful ideas

Well done to the lucky winners
Take care
Elaine H X

Lindsay Martin said...

Toe beautiful ones today for us Sue, not sure what happened to me yesterday as I seemed to miss my visit, no wonder the day was so bad, got soaked though twice! Back to today though, I love both examples, not normally a clothes/shoes person but love both the stamps you have used today, I think I need another die collection though even though the Californian collection that I bought when you first released them is so handy, I cut loads of each out in different combinations out of coconut card, and am still using but of them, my daughter come home from uni last night only to tell her dog she was expecting a Mother's Day card on Sunday! So today while she has popped out I got my pieces out and have made a lovely quick card for her, thanks so much Sue. Congratulations to the card giveaway winners, and hugs to all those that really need the today, cheer up all the sun is out xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards and you are always showing us something new or teaching us took at things in a different way and we appreciate all your cards
Have a great weekend
Best wishes, Pat

Joanne K said...

Good Afternoon, two gorgeous card on show today. Love them both. Kind regards Joanne K x

Barbara said...

Lovely cards although the first one is a bit too pink for me.
Congratulations to the card winners.

Jill Liddle said...

I like both cards today, but think the white and mauve one just has the edge.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Two brilliant cards, a little different especially the first one, I like them.
Love those shoes.
Congratulations to the card winners
Enjoy the weekend

Patricia xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
There's nothing simple about these and you certainly don't need to apologise. Although I'm not really into shoe stamps , I think they are both fabulous for people who love shoes. I'm with Steph when it comes to shoes - as you all know, I can't even manage to stand upright in trainers!! Have to say the knee is getting blacker and now not just the knee - it's virtually the whole of my leg from knee to ankle!!Congrats to the two lucky winners. Have a great weekend everyone. Love Alison xxx
Ps Pam, loving the new language!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two beautifully designed and executed cards but they are not for me, I'm sorry to say. I thought I was in a minority of one, not liking shoes, but thanks to Tina I don't feel so alone. I love sandals and almost flat ones at that. My sister on the other hand would not only love those shoes - she would wear them! :-) so maybe I'll have to make a card like that for her.
Congratulations Maryann & Nadine, enjoy your cards.
Frances

Annie said...

Great cards, Sue, both fab and not simple at all, they are stunners. The second one wins for me by a smidgen and I thought I wasn't a shoe card fan! You've changed my mind. We are soooo lucky to have you and everything you produce is gorgeous, so cheated??? Never never never!!
Hope you lucky show goers are having a great time :-) and congrats to lucky winners!

Jackie Meechan said...

Love two fers gorgeous and gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Anne Crawford said...

Love both cards but the first one is my favourite,beautifully coloured and love the bows and dies used.hugs to all xo

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
don't think the colours have come through right today.
I do like the Valencia die that you have used for card 2.

Margaret O
xxx

Anonymous said...

RE NICK BULGARIA (again)

If anyone has received their C&C new magazine, please take a look at page 3 - there is 'Our Nick' featured and he acknowledges C&C donating boxes of craft goodies to use at the club. So, well done to C&C. He also says Sue has been 'a massive help' as have Steph W, Clarity Stamps, Debbi Moore, Tonic and Debbie Shore for talking to C&C.
Ain't life grand!!

'P' in Wales

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone .stunning cards ,the camera did not do justic to card no 2.At the moment no way could I walk in shoes and boots like them.i had to buy sort of flat shoes when I came out of hospital ,as I could barley walk.

My young adults were not impressed ,oh Mom they are Granny shoes or ( Nun Shoes) ,apologies to all Grannies ,
Sue enjoy your weekend at the trade shoe,Congrats to the winners and everyone enjoy you weekend,my hubby is gone to Dublin to a Rugby match,I was looking forward to have the weekend to my self,but no such look,my son and his girlfriend are " baby sitting me". He is terrified I would fall,etc.
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue to wonderful cards and absolutely loving your dies...another well done to you! I have my tickets for Ally Pally so cannot wait to see you. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Two wonderful cards today .... I love them both. Well dons Sue!!!
Carol xx

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes sooo lucky again 2fer beautiful cards love them both they are equally gorgeous
Like Norah I can't where high heels I fall over in my slippers lol with my balance & arthritis only have to look at a pair of heels & my feet scream no way.
Sue as if we would say you cheated us NEVER you give us so much you are so very generous in all you do for your Wilsonette family your blog is simply the best.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Steph so pleased all your invites are finished,please please rest now & take care xx.
Pam loving your new language lol hugs xx
& to all who need one xx

Congratulations to the two Wednesday card winners enjoy them

Rosie said...

Two gorgeous cards, Sue....love these shoes just wish i could wear the high heels.....

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue love then both xx hazel

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry! I forgot to congratulate today's winners! You will be thrilled. Enjoy!
Love Myra

CraftyJo said...

These are both gorgeous Sue. I've just got back from the Happy Stampers Show at Port Sunlight and there are lots and lots of 'shoes' around just now - very 'on trend' :)

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Two great cards. They are the types of shoes I can afford to buy on a regular basis.
Alison B. x

SusanP, Kent said...

I do like these stamps and they look so good against you fab dies. Have a lovely weekend.
Sue

Craftychris said...

Both these are stunning! xx

Alice G said...

Both are beautiful cards.

Alice xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Well You've done it once more not One but Two Awesome, Stunning Cards I really Love The Stamps and you are excellent at Colouring with Distress Pens, I must say they look amazing using your Dies, I Love them both, I Love also how you've used the small hearts that have popped out of The Circle Die and used them as Embellishment. Sue you could NEVER cheat us you share so much with us Your Blog is The Best!!!!
You put so much Hard work into this Blog and share so much with us You have a Fantastic Amount of Blog Followers.
So Sue Your The Best. Love Today's Cards thanks for sharing!
Take Care Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes, I truly hope you're well, Congratulations to the Winners take care
Hugs from Sam x

lilysmum said...

Both cards are lovely sue, and sometimes 'simple' is more eyecatching and stunning than one with many elements. Personally i find it quite difficult to do one less ornate so i welcome the chance to see simpler examples.
Actually got my c&c mag today and theres a little bit in there about nick, it is encouraging to see all the support he has thus far received.
Hope a good weekend is being had by all and congrats to the lucky winners.x

Dorothy said...

Nothing Simple about them Sue, they are gorgeous you never let us down with your cards.

nannapat said...

Congrats to the winners of Wednesday's cards. Love both of your cards but I think number one is a real show stopper - it's bloomin' gorgeous. Love the colours and the papers - just everything about it is perfect. Pat x

Kate's Cards said...

Girlie girlie!

Nuttynanny said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, I particularly like the lovely die used in card 2

Have a great weekend

Love Eileen L.

Theresa Pace said...

both cards are pretty. thanks for the 2-fer. always worth visiting your blog Sue and you are such a warm person that i would do it just for that. xx

Laura O said...

2 fab cards today,well done to the winners ,bet you can't wait to get your fab cards home .Laura O

Jan Sharp said...

Two beautiful cards again. You put so much thought and skill into your cards, Sue. Lucky people who receive them.
Have a good weekend all, Jan

magpie said...

Helloooooooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Ooooo Sue, how could you even think/feel that you cheat us. Gosh you do and give us so so much. You are the most generous lady we know. No card is ever simple and sometimes we need "quick cards" to do. I, and I imagine most of the Wilsonettes, would love to have half of your ideas and inspiration. Your two-fers are gorgeous! Each one is different but they both "sing!" Stunning with the most beautiful dies....Like you Linda B and nanna Pat I used to love my heels. I was diagnosed with a neurological/spine condition during my cancer treatment (a few doctors thought I needed glasses after four years of symptoms....) I have to wear flatties now but I sometimes look longingly at the old high heels (not the 12 inch ones though!). I'm only 5ft 2ins and I reckon I'd be following you both, Lynne and Norah now...... Eeeeck Alison, you look after that knee/leg.... Sending love and hugs to you Pam, bless you duck, you could have been saying it in a foreign language, we'd have been none the wiser.... Margaret A, Moyra, (you're welcome!), Steph, glad the invites have been done...rest now.... Norah, thank you for the fantastic image of your 4' 11" mum jujitsu-ing that 6' 8" fella! My mum is the same size so it was a pretty good one! Lol! Moyra, fantastic news about C&C! Big thanks to Sue, Debbie Moore, Clarity Stamps Tonic, C&C and Debbie Shore AND to our wonderful Wilsonettes too!! Whoo hoo! My C&C magazine came today too but have been visiting and watching the wonderful Morecambe and Wise show....will do it now....Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes. To those who are spoiling their mums tomorrow.....and to those who will have them in heart and mind...... xx God bless xx Congratulations to Maryanne and Nadine, you lucky ladies! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Late again, cards are beautiful today, but really love yesterday's card. absolutely stunning.

I have been really busy with wedding stuff. We saw the catering company for last minute adjustments. They said that I might like to make up RESERVED cards for the seating arrangements for the service, so I have been making those, yesterday and today.They also said they have had a parting of company with the venue company, so we have to take every piece of wedding decor up to the catering company offices 3 day's before the wedding. I wake every morning at stupid O'clock, thinking is everything going to be finished,. Only to be told today the bridesmaid dresses have not arrived yet,and they still need to be altered. Wedding on the 18th April. Pulling my hair out, and no one else is worried is it just me. 20 day's to go. HELP!!

Kind regards

Tina XX

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
I love the design of both cards but just not a fan of the shoe/boot stamps I'm afraid.
Yes, did spot the article in the C&C magazine today about Nick so I feel sorry for C&C s lambasting they've had the last couple of days.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Blue Rose said...

You are so right, one can't have too many shoes. Both cards are perfectly done. Another great job.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. The shoe and the boot stamped images are gorgeous and so are the die cuts. I'm late posting as we are away and no mobile wifi on my phone where we are staying. Just found this wifi on my laptop (phone could not connect to it). I love all your cards and the inspiration they give me.

dreamer said...

Hooting, Booting, Go Girl go, who said these are only plain cards they are gorgeous wendy

dreamer said...

Hooting, Booting, Go Girl go, who said these are only plain cards they are gorgeous wendy

Sandy H said...

Two super cards - the second one shows off the Valencia die beautifully. Another one for my wish list.

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW soooooo gorgeous cards her etoday, I absolutely love the shoecards, they´re just amazing.
And then I just see my name here for the most gorgeous card, I´ve seen for long, thank you sooo very much, it was jsut ecactly my favorit here, I´m thrilled to hear, I won it. So of to send you my details right away ha ha ha

Ayelet Barkay said...

I LOVE shoes!!!
These cards are stunning!
Great circle die on the 1st card and amazing flower on the bow, on the 2nd card :)

Helen Barker said...

Spoilt again with two cards.The first is my favourite but they are both beautiful.
Helen Bx