Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sneak Peek For Sam's Shows Today

Good Sunday morning all and Happy Mother's Day!  Guess what, it's another two-fer today!  I had meant to post a card yesterday for Sam's show and then another again today, but I couldn't find where I had put them until it was too late.  I have to admit to a guilty pleasure too.  I just love doing cutesy cards and these filled the bill for me!  There it's out and in the open now! LOL  I think these animals that Sam has designed are absolutely adorable, but with a quirkiness to them that really appeals to me.  Sam is doing the two hour Tool Shed show today and a show at 5pm with these stamps and the melt pot.  I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!  She was down a few weeks ago and allowed me a bit of a dabble with the stamps and I made her about five cards.  Here are two of them to hopefully whet your appetite for her shows later today.  The first one features this darling Owl stamp (couldn't wait to play with him!)  I went kraft card with him.  I used an oval die and cut an aperture in my background card (it is kraft but with a tiny diamond pattern to it from my stash).  I embossed it with the Creative Expressions Bark embossing folder and then ran over the top of it with a Tea Dye distress ink to bring out the pattern a bit more.  On a separate piece of plain Kraft card, I stamped the Owl twice.  I coloured both with Distress markers then came back in with a white pencil to highlight his feathers a bit.  I cut them out by hand and used a black marker to go around the edges to remove any cut marks.  I mounted one in the aperture opening and used Sam's Tree Bark stamp on the card behind him stamped in Coffee Archival.  The other owl I used mounting foam on and added him to the front of the card on a twig from the Cherry Blossom die set.  I used my Faux Quilled Leaves cut in green to add foliage around both of them. A Bakers Twine bow and button were tucked into the foliage.   I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the tag from the Spanish Collection set.  I inked through the die with Rusty Hinge before removing it.  I added my tag with mounting foam in the upper corner.  I made a second kraft mat and distressed the edges very well on both pieces.  A double brown mat with Choco brown PVA glue dots was added to complete the card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 7 1/2" in size.  Scroll down to see the cute fox card!

                                                                   For card number two, I created a faux leather background using the torn masking tape technique (you can see the tutorial at the top of the blog for details)  I used a light hand and inked it with Tea Dye just to highlight the edges of the tape.  I stamped the Feather Background in black onto Ginger card.  I cut it into a wide background and matted it with milk and black card then glued it to my faux leather background.  I stamped the fox, also on to kraft card, coloured him with Distress markers and cut him out.  I used white pencil on him to highlight areas as well.  I added  him with mounting foam to the corner of my card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it into a flag and tucked it under a black zipper rose .  I added some black tulle, some Bakers Twine in rust and a couple of my Fern Trio dies as accents.  Finally, I added a black and cream mat layer and Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue dots around the edge to finish this one off nicely.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8" in size.        

But wait, there's more!  It's Sunday so there are winners to be announced as well as cards!  This week's winners are:

Terry Owen!!!
Sue Dix!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wednesday Mar.26th, the winners are:

Wilma Brown!!!
Sophy 'n Gran!!!
Marianne's Craftroom!!!

Fpor the extra qualifying post of Tuesday Mar. 25th,the winners are:

Jan Caven!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Happy Mother's Day to all. Two cute cards today.

Pam said...

Sorry congrats to all winners, enjoy your day.

Jan.moogie said...

Happy Mothers Day to everyone, hope you have a good one. Love the cute little owl he is gorgeous and foxy is grrreat. Lovely cards today Sue.xx

TDQ Karen said...

Wow such a surprise to see these cards, not what I expected to see on your blog. I love Sam's designs and these animals are lovely. I really
I've what you have done with them and will definitely check out Sam's demos today
Congratulations to all the winners and Happy Mother's day to everyone

sonia said...

Hi. Two great cards today - like Sams animals. Your colours are fab and like the faux leather technique. Congrats to all the winners and Happy Mothers Day to everyone :-) xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew!!
We really are being spoiled again!!
Love both cards and will definitely watch Sam's show today.I really like the Owls.
Congratulations to all the winners
Cameeli xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, two cards again and so different from what we usually see. Do love Sam's stamps, she is a great designer. Hope to be able to catch her shows today but with it being Mothering Sunday I may miss them. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two very cute cards.
congrats to all the winners. Happy mothers day to all mums.
Ishall be recording Sam today.

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cards today. Sam's stamps are great. Congratulations to all today's winners and Happy Mother's Day. X

Eemeli said...

Wow! Stunner(s)! Maybe once again something not expected
but I love them! Those owls are looking soooooooo cute. Lol.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone!

Hugs from Finland,

Gail said...

Good morning everyone,
Well two lovely cards, I like the use of the animals, something a bit different.
Happy Mothers Day Sue and all the other ladies out there.
Congratulations to the winners.
Gail C x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very different style today. Great tree effect on the first card and I've used the faux leather technique,which is very effective.
Happy Mothers Day to all Mums.
Ang x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. How could anyone not like working with such cute creature stamps (Squirrel Nutkin is just as cute), you certainly have nothing to feel guilty about, lol : ) I love them all and alos love the kraft card so these are both winners for me. Happy Mothering Sunday to all of the Mums/female carers out there. Congratulations to all of the lucky winners. Love to Pam, I hope you are ok. Have a lovely day in this gorgeous weather. Take care.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I am in deep deep shock - Dont think I have ever seen cards like this on your blog before but I do like them, especially the owl one. Happy Mother's Day all and congrats to winners - I'm off for a few coffees to recover from blog shock
Clare W

CraftySuetoo said...

Happy Mother's Day everyone! Sam is such a talented artist, her animals are cute but without losing their realism - if you get what I mean! And Sue's faux quilled leaves match so well. Congratulations to all the winners.
Sue xxx

carol edwards said...

Happy mothering Sunday and congratulations to all the winners. Love Sam's work and look forward to watching shows. The cards are lovely Sue, enjoy your day x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Happy Mother's Day to all mums out there
Yes two stunning cards like the first one a little more thanks Tracy w x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I love these cards and I have just bought both of these stamps so I will have a go at both designs. Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy Mother's Day. Love Jackie

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Happy Mothering Sunday to all Mum's out there xx
Sue, these cards are so cute, especially loving the oval with Hoot sitting inside, so, so effective.
I will be recording Sam's first shows today as at Church, then I'm really excited to be going to watch Dancing on Ice Final Tour in Manchester, I'm so excited !!
Have a lovely day everyone.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

PS Almost forgot - Congratulations to all the lucky Winners, especially Wilma, enjoy !! xx

Linda said...

Love these two cards and looking forward to watching Sam today. Happy Mothers Day Sue and all her followers xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothering Sunday, Sue and everyone (even if you you're just a mum to other that two-foots!)
Don't do cute normally, but just love these cards, have an edge to them with the faux leather and the zippered flower. Since finding that stamping isn't really that difficult, actually have Sam's feather stamp and it's great.
Well done to lots of winners today.

'P' in Wales

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue and happy mothers days to all mumd. Sue I adore thesr cards i love the owls their so cute. I will hsve to watch the shows. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue and happy Mother's Day all,
Also congrats to the lucky winners!
Sue-I love your cute cards!
I saw the fox stamp on Sams site a while back and couldn't resist but now I have seen your owl card I am so tempted.
Love how you have done them.
Is there no end to your talents!!!
Xxxto Pam

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very happy Mothering Sunday to all.
I'm not a cutie person where cards are concerned but have to admit that Mr Owl is just wonderful.
I can think of at least 3/4 persons who would love to receive a gift in today's format.
Just when I think I have nailed your type of crafting (your favourites flowers/dazzlers/ribbon and bows) you go and throw in a totally unexpected style.
Mr Owl is going into my 'must have a go' file.
Congratulations to this week's very lucky winners.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
ANOTHER day of twofer's you certainly spoil us. I love Sam's stamps she is so talented, these are so cute and quirky. Your dies go with everything and you can tell they were designed by a crafter. I will be recording Sam's shows today because I'm off out for Mother's Day. Just opened my card and inside were SUE WILSON dies from both my sons you could hear me Whooping in the next town lol. Hope everyone has a fabulous Mother's Day.
I read the C&C. Magazine and was so pleased to see how much support Nick is having. Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
These cards are soooooooo cute! Especially the owl. Love it!! I like the zippy roll flower. The wood effect embossing is fabulous. Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful Mothering Sunday ladies. Am off to my daughters for the day. Can't wait!
Congrats to the winners.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Yes "You really are fantastic" and so are these cards.
Very different, brilliant, love them.
Happy Mothers Day to all mums out there. Even if you are not a mum have a great day.

Patricia xxx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue.A very happy Mothering Sunday to all Mums out there~enjoy! Two cards, so different from what you usually bring us Sue, and I love them both. Congrats to all the winners today. Hugs,
Maggie x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love these 2 ,they are so adorable .,love the owl in the tree ! Congrats to all the winners and happy mothers day to all the lovely mothers out there.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Dawn Searle said...

Happy Mothers Day everyone, hope that all you mums get spoilt today.
Lovely card Sue, so different, but love both the owl and the fox
Dawn Searle xx

doreenj said...

Happy Mothering Sunday to all you Mums out there!!!

Love the owl, Sue, I think it's his big eyes!!!

Doreen x

Alison Couchman said...

I don't do cute cards but I like these stamps. They are cute without being sweet or sickly - quite difficult to pull this off I think. Despite the change in style there are still some signature Sue touches.
Have a lovely day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles Sue and all Wilsonettes. Happy Mothering Sunday. Sorry you cant be in the States with your daughter Sue, must be quite difficult on days like this (unless you celebrate at a different date) anyone know why our date is different to USA and Canada ?
To all Mom's Mum's and Ma's hope you have an extra special day with your 'little girl/s'
Alison, hope you have seen a medical person about that leg ! If its a full length bruise, Arnica Gel is good to sooth and help recovery.
I dont know why, but owl's mmm not for me, but so many crafters adore them, but that fox looks quite cheeky.
I wish Sam had designed cows/sheep, as Ive been asked for a wedding card for farmers that needs to incorporate BOTH !
I really need HELP... How can I make a stunning Sue type card and bring those animals into the mix ??? Im on my knees, pleading, now I need help to get up !!! : )
I was pleased to read Pam's comment re Nick, a winner in the end as we all knew he would be one way or another.
The sun is smiling down on everyone today (hopefully Norah can see her hills) today I shall continue with the Christening gift bag plus rack my brains over this ere card !
Sending love and hugs to all. To mothers, and those wishing they could have precious time with mothers or daughters.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Clai01 said...

Happy Mother's day to all xx
Looking forward to Sam's shows and the cards look great Sue.
I think there might be some 'Finishing Touches' involved along the way on the examples as only the best is on the show today! x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone, love your cute cards though not quite what we expect from you!!!
Congratulations to all the winners
Best wishes, Pat

Crisco said...

Oh my ... what a HOOT ... LOL.

Congrats to the winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such different and unexpected cards from you today but still showing the 'Sue effect. Fallen in love with the owls, they are so cute. Wishing all us mums a wonderful Mother's Day. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Best wishes

Jane said...

How cute love both cards especially the owls there fab.

Jane xx

Rose in Chester said...

And a Happy Mother's day to all.
Sue, these cards are lovely - quirky but not cloyingly cute. You've got the balance just right (but then you always do). Like "P" in Wales, I don't do cute but have Sam's other owl and love using him. I "need" this other one, too.
Shall put my recorder to "on" for Sam, she always has ideas that appeal...........
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Hugs, Rose

June Horrocks said...

Happy Mother's Day sue and all you ladies have a nice day sue I love the cards the owl is beautiful I can see you enjoyed doing these Sam is so clever thank you sue love always June congrats winners xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning sue. The fox card does it for me. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks for sharing Sue. Xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day all. Love the cards today the little owl is so cute. Hugs to all today have a great day. Hope to see Sam's shows today but if not will record them. Sophy n Gran

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely cards today sue,
Hugs to all post winner's

To all the mother's we lave lost,
I lost mine 28 year's ago and it still feels only a few years,
I love you mam,
I miss you and need you everyday,

And to my children thank you for my gifts xx
Crafty hugs everyone and have a lovely day Julie xx

Rosemarie said...

mornings Sue, What a really nice surprise, not your usual, but stunning. The owls are amazing, and the fox is great. Reminds me of the foxes in my garden. Sam is very talented, put the two of you together and the outcome is amazing.

Love Rosemarie xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Mothers Day to all mum's.
Love both cards but the owls are just pipping the fox, very different cards from you today, nice to see other designs.
Congrats to the winners.

ang said...

Lovely cards, I love the owls hope to catch the tool shed later on angxxx

gwen70 said...

Wow two super cards, looking forward to seeing Sam, love these stamps

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
A happy Mothering Sunday to all.
Great cutesy cards - I love them.
I shall be there for Sam's shows.
Congrats to the winners
Carol x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue ,
A lovely surprise to see you bring out your cutie side that you've hidden from us, two lovely cards using Sam's beautiful stamps.
Happy Mother's Day to all!!!
Jean D xx

Congrats to all today's winners x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue
Happy Mother's Day
2 very cute cards today, Love them both.
DEnise X

Debra Denman said...

Good morning. And happy Mother's Day. Cingrats to all the winners this week. Beautiful and different. Very cute cards toddy.
Debra x

Debra Denman said...

Good morning. And happy Mother's Day. Cingrats to all the winners this week. Beautiful and different. Very cute cards toddy.
Debra x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Happy Mothering Sunday Sue and Mums, Grandmums, and Godmothers too, hope you all have a lovely day.
I really love both these cards the colours are so very rich too. I love all birds but have a special spot for owls, and I adore foxes although they can be naughty. One stipulation for a corgi is it must have a foxy looking face, and we have two little foxy faces!
Thinking of you Pam and those feeling the loss of someone special.
Steph have you thought about tractors, farm animals or the two combined for your wedding card? Most farmers don't like foxes as they can be naughty especially with chickens.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Margaret corgi owner said...

P. S. Ops nearly forgot congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Have a wonderful time Patricia I have heard the show is fantastic!
Margaret corgi owner

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice cards Sue ...have a nice day ..x

Joan D said...

Lively different cards today,but oh so cute. Happy Mother's Day xxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two very cute cards today I love Sam's stamp designs will record the show's and watch later.

Happy Mother's Day and congratulations to the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
How cute and how not what we are used to from you - these will be coming home at some point they remind me of the characters of the Gruffalo.
Amanda x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are beautiful but I especially love owls so that's my favourite. love Jean Z xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a change from your usual cards, but in a good way. What's not to like with owls and naughty foxes. will record Sam's show and thanks for the heads up on it as I would have missed them otherwise. Happy Mothers day to all the mums today. Hope your putting your feet up today Steph. Hope your hills have re=appeared Norah and hugs to Pam.

JESSIE said...


weefortune said...

Happy Mother's Day!! What beautiful different cards today, love owls, Have a Great Day Elaine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Woohoo thanks will email you for my prize. Love the cute cards today, fabulous

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, Happy Mothers day to all, love these cards, especially Mr Fox. Congrats to all the winners. Bx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very cute, owls are so popular. Love the fox too.

Victoria said...

I'm not really into animal cards, and don't use animal stamps BUT I do love the way you've used these stamps, and in particular the backgrounds to go with them. Very clever indeed.

rachel said...

I love these two cards - they are just stunning - these stamps really are right up my street! Big Hugs rachel xx

Maggie said...

Hello. No watching TV today as I have a lunch to cook, but I will watch later with a cup of tea. Great cards and great stamps. Happy Mothers' Day to all. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

hotpotato said...

Love the owl card, a must for my Ally P shopping list me thinks!

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. Oh, these are so
cute. Made me chuckle out loud,lol. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs. Jan.xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Mothers Day ( or Mothering Sunday) to everyone. Sue, these cards are certainly different for you, but they are adorable. I especially love the owl. Will record Sam' s shows today - she's on Tool Shed as well I believe. Steph thanks for the tip about arnica will have to get some. Patricia, hope you enjoy the show. Congratulations to the winners.Have a great day everyone. Love & hugs to you all, Alison xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Congrats to the lucky winners
Two lovely cards ,i like the colors Sam has used .
Have a lovely day

Elaine H X

Beryl Treble said...

Happy Mother's Day to all. My daughter bought me two of Sue's dies as pressies for today. Over the moon with them! Really like the cute cards. Congratulations to all the winners.

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - Happy Mothers Day to all and congrats to the very lucky winners.

I love these cards and such a departure from your usual style Sue.

Hope everyone is enjoying this bit of good weather enjoy your day.

Helen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Mothering Sunday,hope you have a great day.

I love both of these cards Sam's stamps such fun to use. I purchased the Owl also the Mouse and Bear they are lovely. I heat embossed the owl in black then I brushed bleach over him, allowed that to dry and then went over the eyes again to lighten them slightly more.
Congratulations to the winners.
Hope everyone has a good day love Brenda xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
HAPPY MUMS DAY TO ALL .. The cards are amazing will be tuning in to watch the shows,congrats to the winners.. hugs Sarah xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Mother's day to all crafty mums.
Two very cute and stylish cards; just love the colours.

Erica x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. Sam's animals are really lovely.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the owl and fox, will record the shows as my Mum is coming down for Sunday lunch.
Happy Mother's day and congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a surprise from you today, love these stamps from Sam, the owls are stunning! Will try and watch Sam today but will also record it for future reference. Happy Mothers Day to everyone, and congrats to all the winners. Take care, Jess xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, wow wow wow, love these and another special twofer day for us all, both are truely multi gender, I love owls in cards, so think this could be one for the list. Well done to this weeks winners, will try to hog the remotes for Sams shows, Happy Mothers Day to all the Wilsonettes xxx

Carole Z said...

I love these cards Sue and I love Sam's new stamps, have them on order and am looking forward to trying them myself.. I will be recording her earlier show, but will be home for the later one..looking forward to them, have a lovely day, Carole Z X

PharmacyMichele said...

What fantastic cards, I love the designs. Might be tempted to purchase them....!!


Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous cards today, loving the critters as they are not too cute so great for adults and kids.

LANCS STEPH have you thought about digital stamps, you can search in Google for some freebies then just resize, print, colour, cut and stick on to your scene, saves buying stamps in a theme you may never need again.

Donna Jones

hollyberry said...

Lovely cute cards today-definitely different from your usual but I love cute too.More please?

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A wonderful '2fer' today ans o different from your usual style but I still love them.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. What a difference to yesterdays cards. I love these cute little animals and they could be for anyone young or old but i had to have a fave and its the owl he is beautiful so sorry my fave card has to be the first one but they are both lovely.Will be watching sam at noon to see what goodies she has for us today. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day sue.
Best Wishes
Denise x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy Mothering Sunday to you and all the other mums out there. I lost my mum 8 years ago, still think of her every day but especially today.
I love both of today's cards and Sam's stamps are so clever. I will be watching the Tool Shed to see what else she has to wow us with.
Congratulations to all of today's winners.

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Happy Mother's Day. Love the cards today. x

Joanna Dickson said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue.
These cards have a different angel to the usual feel. They are very clever. Could easily be incorporated in home decor. Thanks for the sneak peek. I'm completely all over the place this morning with the clocks going forward. I will go set the record button for both shows.
Hope you have a lovely day whatever you are doing. Lots of love, Jo xx

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, lovely whimsical cards today and I just love the little owls.

Well done to all the winners.

Craftihappiness to the rest of us! Love from Pearl

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. Happy mothers day to everyone
and what cute cards just love the owl stamp he
Is so cute and the fox is too but I think the owl
wins hands down maybe its the layout of your
Card but I just love him. Congrats. To all the
winners. Nancyd xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue. I'm completely all over the place with this hour difference. Thanks for the peak and the reminder to set the button to record the programmes. I can see a home decor element to both of this cards. Well done to all the winners. Happy crafting all. Have a great day Sue. Lots of love, Jo xx

Lacelady said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue and all the Wilsonettes. Love the twofer, and will def. be wathing Tool Shed - and after that, I'm off for a latish lunch cooked by my DD.

Just got my melt pot yesterday, so I'll have to record the other programme for nice ideas of what to do with it.
Congrats to the winners.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue an crafty crew. Looooove these two cards the colours are pretty striking and what a change from ur normal style love it!!
Love Tracy from killie x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue. Happy mothering sunday xx hazel

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW and more beautiful work here today too. SOoo gorgeous work and such beautiful images you´ve used for them. Everything looks fabulous.

Vick said...

Hi Sue,

I love these two, and Sam's stamps are so much fun i have quite a few! I have the shows on record so i don't miss anything, hugs and have a lovely Mother's Day Sue.....Congrats to all the winners this week too xxx Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

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englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers. Two lovely cards today, although I like the owl the best. Happy Mother's Day to all mums out there I hope it's a good one . Congrats to all the winners.
Enjoy the rest of the day. I'm off to watch Sam's show whilst doing the ironing.
Sally x

Brooke b said...

Hi Sue

These are really cute, love the owls especially the are gorgeous. JB xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
These cards are very different - the owls are cute but not my type of thing unfortunately. Good job we're not all the same. Hope everyone has a great Mother's day and my thoughts are with those of you who no longer have a Mother around to spoil for the day.
Beverley W

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
These are so cute, really love them x

Fieldsend said...

Lovely card Sue x

karenlotty said...

I don' do cutesy but I like these characters very much Like u I think it's because they're quirky If I'd seen this card elsewhere I wudn't have thought that's a Sue Wilson! The cards are lovely & I'm enjoying seeing a different style Congrats winners & Happy Mothers Day to all

Ayelet Barkay said...

Gorgeous cards!!!
Great owls and beautiful fox. Love the unique bow on the fox card :)

CraftyJo said...

Both gorgeous :)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

It never ceases to amaze me how versatile you are, talk about think out of the box, you think somewhere i wish i could think, you are such an inspiration, i am recording Sam's show's today and will watch them later, curled up on the sofa after spending the day(well most of it) in the garden, lucky me!

My shopping list is getting longer for Ali-Pali.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Happy Mothering Sunday/Mothers day to you and all. Thoughts of you who will be thinking of your mums in spirit xx Awwww these are so cute Sue. Love both the owl and the fox and the bear and mouse are cute too. Gosh, all the added different details you have done in both of the cards and they all just come together. Love the colours. I'm watching Sam and Dean and looking at all the cards that have been made by yourself and others but in different colours and styles. So versatile.......Oooo and loving the melt pot and the demonstrations Sam is doing. She is so talented..... Hope you a fantastic day watching the ice show Patricia....You lucky lady Heather having our Sue's dies! See we women aren't that difficult to buy for are we....?! Wonderful! Congratulations to the winners! Wonderful! Sending love and hugs to you Pam, Tina, Steph, Myra, Norah, Margaret A, Shirley T...please be careful with your knee/leg xx and love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need one xx Love Karen xx

Craftychris said...

Both these are fabulous! These are my two favourite stamps in the range! Am watching and recording Sam's show, it's awesome! xx

SHARICA said...

Congrats to all winners .. Fab cards today ... Happy Mothers Day ..... xxxxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I love today's Cards they are so different I'm taping Sam's shows and it will be great to see her for Three Hours on the same day and she'll do a Fantastic Job. I must admit The Fox Card is possibly my favorite out of the two I do Love Owls but that Fox is Just Wonderful and using some of your Dies along with the Stamps on The Card look just great, I Love the Colours you've chosen and the background of The Owl Card lots of great Awesome Techniques here.
Take Care Sue lots of love from Sam x
Have A Wonderful English Mothers Day, my wonderful husband bought me something from my dogs for Mothers a day as we have no children, when my Wonderful Dad was alive I would buy him something for Mothers Day as he was my Mother and Father, and he was The Best.
To all The Wonderful Wilsonettes Happy Mothers Day to you ladies have a Fantastic Day All,
Congratulations to the winners hugs to you all from Sam x

Susan White said...

Both lovely cards Sue - those stamps are really sweet! I'll try to catch Sam's shows later. Happy Mother's Day to all the mums, and congrats to the winners this week, Susan x

Jacquie said...

These are both stunning cards Sue, cute with a difference, just beautiful. Love them both.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

yorkielass said...

Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone, Heater T how thoughtful of your sons, enjoy. Sue I love these quirky cute cards, especially the owl, I have a friend who supports Sheffield Wednesday (known as the owls) she will love this one, I feel a spend coming on lol. I will have to practice the colouring, yours is so perfect.
Congratulations to the lucky winners. Patricia enjoy the ice show. Love and hugs to Pam, Tina, Steph, Norah and Alison.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

TOB said...

Happy mothers day. Beautiful cards, love the owls. hugs Theresa x

heather harrison said...

Happy Mothers day Sue and everyone else. I just love these two cards. The owls are so cute. I think my granddaughter would love that card. More for the wish list. Congrats to all the winners. Heather.x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and very different for you! Happy Mother's day everyone. Hope you are getting a chance to chill and craft today :o) Love, Karen xx.

Kate's Cards said...

My lovely Dad who died in November would have loved the fox card!

Laura O said...

fab card love the cute stamps used,well done to the winners .Laura O

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and so cute and different from your usual cards. Love the cute characters from Sam but then I love all Sams designs. Have set sky to record all Sams shows and can watch at my leisure later on.
Congratulations to all the winners today!!!!

Myra P said...

Happy Mothering Sunday Sue,
Happy Mothering Sunday to our lovely blog family!
Sue, I was really surprised by today's cards but in a nice way! I normally don't do cutesy but these are cutesy with style! My favourite is the owl. Thanks for taking me outside my comfort zone! Have recorded Tool Shed as I knew I'd be unable to watch it live. Recorded later one too.
Frances - thanks for drawing attention to those who will be hurting today - maybe a special Mum no longer there and I remember the first Mothering Sunday after my Mum passed away and it felt so empty in one way but my sons tried manfully - sorry for pun - to fill the gap! Family is so important - treasure it.
Tina - you think of your Dad - how wonderful that is .
Trust you all have a lovely day - one of my cards said N0 1 Mum , but that applies to loads of Mums.
Love to Pam, Karen and all friends on the blog.
Love Myra. PS Norah hope sun shining on your Ochils today! X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two fabulous cards from Sam. Really good for the men in our lives, young or old. Happy Mouther's Day. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Costa with wifi so I could post.

Myra P said...

Oh Dear! I'm getting old! Forgot to congratulate the winners and also to say Patricia , have a super timeX

Joanne K said...

Good afternoon and Happy Mother's Day. Wow two gorgeous cards today. So cute and cuddly. Have got Sams shows set up to record. Looking forward to catching up with them later. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day to everyone & congrats to this week's winners.
Sue, the texture on your cards, particularly for the owls' tree bark is very effective.

Sioux P said...

Love your take on these stamps, the masks and backgrounds are brilliant too. Will have to get the tree mask and the feathers background stamp, as well as the lovely characters of course. Saw a bit of Sam's show will watch the rest later. Thanks again and happy mother's day.

nannapat said...

Congrats to all the winners. Love the owl card sue, the tree bark embossed design is just perfect! Fantastic mister fox is just that - fantastic. Pat x

utilitygirl said...

Great cards Sue, owls are always lovely but the fox is fantastic.

Louise said...

Fab cards Sue and a bit different for you. Different is good!! Hope all the Mums have had a lovely day xx

Meg said...

I love them both they are fantastic.

Margaret O

Rosie said...

Two gorgeous cards, Sue....i love what you have done to the first card, might just try that technique out. Happy Mothers to everyone and hope you are all having a lovely day.....xxxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Wow two different cards from you today, love them both. Very adaptable to all ages too.
Alison B. x

terrie said...

Congrats to all the winners...
enjoy your prize...
Sue, love the two cards that were shown...they turned out so nice.
Well done

Anne Crawford said...

Both cards are so different today,but the owl one is my favourite as it's totally adorable! Superb stamp but love the design of your card Sue it is so cute! Hugs to all xo

camelot67 said...

Good evening Sue and Happy Mothering Sunday to you all. Two different cards today but they are so cute. Thank you for sharing these with us and hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.
Margaret A.

camelot67 said...

PS: It's me again. Unfortunately I too omitted to congratulate all of todays winners. Well done everyone!
Margaret A.

Vanessa Lee said...

hi Sue
Love the cards, the owls especially. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and learnt quite a lot about the melt pot thanks to Sam. Must purchase a doughnut tin now!
Vanessa x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Hope you have all had a lovely Mothers Day. Very cute cards today...Love Sam xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Really cute cards today Sue, I did watch some of toolshed, and I have to say I agree when Dean showed your owl card, he said you just know who made this card. 1st prize goes to Sue, and I agree, 1st prize will always go to your cards. they're stunning.

Hope all the MUM's had a lovely day, and to all the mum's who could'nt share this special day with their children for what ever reason. I send you big hugs.X

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Tina Eldridge said...

Whoops, Hic, had a couple of sherries.Sorry forgot to say.Congratulations to all the winners.

Kind regards:-)

Tina X

Christine c said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
I love the owl sooo much
and mr fox is also cute.
Congrats to todays lucky ladies.
Hope you are ok Pam, everyone have a nice day.
from Christine and Ella.

Theresa Pace said...

happy mother's day to you too Sue. the bark embossed background is very effective and so is the bark background stamp. really like second card. the feather background is really effective and that fox is so cute. xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hope everyone had a great day. I did not realise Sam was on but luckily I
Have set toolshed to record. Sam as usual has come up with some great stamps and you Sue did something special with what she gave you. Love both cards, you have so many great ideas.
Enjoy what is left of Mothers Day everyone.

Lorraine - Scotland

Janice K said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I particularly love the owls, the natural colours are great and the faux quilled leaf die really sets off the design a treat. x

Anonymous said...

Been away since Thursday, catching up on the blog. Wouldn't you know it.......I love them Mabex

Alice G said...

You are pretty fantastic yourself Sue, there just seems to be no end to your talents! Adorable cards.

Alice xx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Hope you had a great Mothers Day
As usual your cards are fabulous, they would be right up my grandkids street.
I recorded Sams toolshed and will catch up later
Keep up the amazing work
Sue xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and my fellow Wilsonettes,
I love both cards but the owl must be my favourite as my mum loves them so much. Both are more than worth a 2nd look and more Sue as ithese cards have just cheered me up. A hard day that i just want to look forward to tomorrow. But a little word to all our special ladies that are not as fortunate to have children to love them, there is someone out there has adopted you as a Special Mum. You are not forgotten by some of us that yes has their real mum, they have no choice but to love us. You on the other hand are loved because you are a Special adopted mum that are worth your weight in gold. So for all these mums and our real ones you are loved and thought of more than you will ever know. I hope you all had a lovely day.
Hills still missing in action today but too tired to send out search party. Well done all this weeks winners,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! These two cards are soooo cute !! I love cute cards. The owl and the fox stamps are both gorgeous and so are both of the cards. I think maybe if I had to choose, the owl one would be my favourite, but I really like the fox one to. Some great techniques and ideas with both cards. Your quilled leaves and fern dies are also on my huge wish list as I think they are beautiful and would be great editions to my crafty stash !! I love the colours on both cards and your faux leather technique looks interesting. I don't think I have ever seen it before and I certainly did not realise it was a technique at the top of your blog. Another must try technique !! I have been using your Roses and leaves dies and I have fallen in love with the leaves in this set. They are so very cute and unlike any others I have. At the moment they have become my favourite leaf dies.

I am sorry I did not comment yesterday. I have been finding it very difficult to keep up lately. My stupid illness just makes me so very exhausted all the time.
Yesterday's cards are just gorgeous !! My sister is mad on shoes and I am sure it has become an obsession with her now !! Your die sets really make these cards look elegant and sophisticated. It love the Boot stamp to.
Thank you Sue. Your never ending inspiration is amazing !!
Lots of Love to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes love Tres x x x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I forgot to say Congrats to all of today's winners.
Pam and Tina, always thinking of you both. Lots of love Tres x x x

samantha wade said...

hi, wonderful cards today,i love owls, watched sam's show which was great, i love to see the difference between your styles, love both,xx

ladyweir said...

Hi Sue
I love cutie card also and these are lovely I especially liked the owl one they look so cool.

lynda said...

Good. Late eavening Sue & Wilsonettes hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day ,I have just got home from my daughters I'v had a smashing day with my grandson, & son in law had cards & prezies including a J/S voucher yaaay. ( more Sue dies me thinks )
Sue I love your two cards the owl one is gorgeous but I do love the fox he is adorable,your colouring is lovely thank you for the white pencil hi Lites technique that's very helpful.i also have a quite a few of Sams stamps.
Have recorded her shows so will watch tomorrow.
Love & hugs Sue our blog mom Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Norah hope tomorrow is a better day for you sending you love & hugs xx
Love &thugs also to Pam,Steph Tina & all that need them,take care every body xx

lynda said...

Tres sorry not feeling too good hoping you have a better day tomorrow take care love Lynda xx

Janice Wallace said...

Love these, so cute. Enjoyed Sams show today.
Janice W

Carol S. said...

Well done to the lucky winners. The rest of us live in hope!Lol! Great cards. The owl one is just fantastic. Love them both. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Fabulous Cards Sue!

I saw Sam's shows and the new stamps she has designed and I love them all, especially Hoot, Nutkins and Mr Fox.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Helen Barker said...

Love the animals,they look great.very different style today but still great.
Helen Bx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
beautiful cards and congrats winners.
crafty hugs Helen xxx

Serviced Apartments London Lady said...

I agree with you about getting a cute card, really brightens up your day!

Serviced Apartments London Lady said...

I agree with you about getting a cute card, really brightens up your day!