Thursday, 27 March 2014

Vintage Dress Form

Hello bloggers!  The videos are finally back!  We are kicking off the second series with this simple card using the California Collection die sets.  You have already seen this card, and some of the others to follow when they were posted during the Die Sneak Peek Week so I thought on those days, I would add a second card of some sort to the post, just so you would have something new to look at!  I do hope you will enjoy the videos, but don't forget to scroll down to see the other card as well.  If you are interested in any of the items that I use in any of the videos, you just need to click on the Joanna Sheen button and it will take you directly to the link!

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Finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x 7" in size

This is really a quick, clean and simple card that I made using the Taylored Expressions stamps.  The set is called Discover Your Wings and I applied ink directly to the dragonfly stamp using the Tim Holtz Distress markers.  What I love about these, is there is no rush, you can colour the stamp and really take your time if you lie.  Since these are water based markers, you just need to either huff on the stamp or lightly spritz it with water to reactivate.    I sprayed it with water then stamped, sprayed it again and stamped again and repeated this process until all the ink was gone so you get second and third generation stamping.  I like the sort of ethereal look you get y=when you do this.  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with an oval shape.  I used my Peacock Feathers marker around the edge of the die cut.  The background was simply embossed with the Tied Together folder and then extended to make it larger.  I added white PVA glue dots at all the junctions (just can't help doing that with this folder, can you!)  A double pierced mat and voila it is done.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Stunning cards Sue, love them. Best wishes to all

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue,
After yesterdays delights, here we go again with more winners, and spectacular Two Fers really beautiful dragonfly.

I saw a bit of Julia's slot, yesterday, I hope she is OK sounded like she had a cold poor thing!!
I am just furious at C&C wish we could challenge them in some way. I for one will be watching but walking with my money elsewhere JS's website is brilliant.
I will be happy to get a voucher for Nick from Joanna, her stock is always comparable on price and good value.
Well inching closer to Ally Pally and so is my Sons wedding so just very hectic right now!!.
Sue, thank again for sharing and for the wonderful people on the blog. Hugs and best wishes Pam, Steph, Norah, Alison, all who need it. See you tomorrow and have a great day.
Cameeli xx

Rosie said...

Thank you for these inspirational cards. I bought more of your dies from Joanna at the NEC. They are fab - so are your ideas. Love the second card as well - delicate and dreamy!

Marion Bull said...

Two cards again 'Sue, you are a wonder. Love them both but particularly the dragonfly and I've got that stamp - hooray! If I get a voucher from Joanna Seen what do I do with it, where shall I send it? I think C and C has become much too powerful particularly now it seems to have seen off QVC and it isn't always a bargain, particularly the postage which is often free in other places! Happy days to everyone, and hugs to those who could do with one!
Marion B xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great video and lovely cards. Really like the look of the dragonfly one, it is simple but very effective. Bx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you the cards are beautiful, I will watch the video later I buy from Joanna Sheen and Iconuk.For my glues I go to Creative Expressions or Colemans. Take care all. Kitty.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. You really spoil us, don't you~ 2 cards and a video (which I'm saving till later!)Great cards, the dragonfly is my favourite though! Hugs,
Maggie x

doreenj said...

I love the dragonfly one too, Maggie,

Doreen x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards, the first is bright and cheerful, the second is quiet and elegant. Off to watch the video. Take care all x

ang said...

Will watch the video later, but the card with the dragon fly on is gorgeous. Angxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do I just love these Mabex

Theresa said...

Good Morning Sue
Well I am early commenting today
Ohh another video I love your videos not watched this one yet but will when I get in from work
The card is lovely the subject is not my cup of tea but the design is lovely
I like the dragon fly card might be because you have used my favourite colour ink pad
Have a fantastic day Sue.
Take Care
Theresa xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Yipeee - we get a video and a Two-fer today, thank you :) Both cards are beautiful. A hug for Pam and all that need one. Off to watch the video now. Take care.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards and a great video to. Love your new dies must start and get some more thank you for sharing Tracy w x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards, but I do like the second one as it is like one I have made in the past.
It is shopping today with Mum hope the rain stays off.
Hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Can't wait to get home from work and watch the new video. I love the dragonfly card, it's elegance lies in it's simplicity. I agree with everyone, I watch C&C but buy from Joanna Sheen, why pay postage of at least £2.99 when you get it free for spending just £9? I also get my centura pearl card from Crafters Comp as they often have special offers.
Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card and video - I can see it's the 2nd series as the plants outside the window have changed I think. Will have a go at the 2nd card sometime as I have those stamps and that wonderful tied together folder.
Clare W

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue uou have two beautiful xards for us today I love yhem both for dif erant reasons. I have some of your new dies and they are wonderful. Off to wstch the video now. See you back here tomorrow xx

Debs A

Maria Illsley said...

Great to have the videos back Sue.
Love the dragon fly card, simply elegant xxx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

These are both wonderful, the first such warmth in the colour, beautiful but my favourite is the Dragonfly, I think its the simplicity and colours used that have won that one over for me and I do love the stamps.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous cards today
both are beautiful but the second one
is more my style love it very plain
and simple I like the first one too
but I think it is the colour I'm not
keen on. will watch video when I get home in my daughters at the moment
as I come down to let them go to work
and take kids to school them back home
about 8 30.
Nancyd xx

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi Sue and the crafty ladies on here ! Gorgeous cards ,the dragonfly one is my fave ,i shall watch the video after the school run .
After reading yesterdays comments i think you have the nicest blog family Sue !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two stunning cards today, we are 'blessed'. I loved watching the video, and especially the tip with the distress markers, I didn't know you could do this, thank you, Sue. I also have the dragonfly stamp, so I will be trying stamping with my distress markers and doing second and third generation stamping too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
So happy your videos are back, I love both cards. I made a card yesterday for a friend using burnt orange, cream and brown because she wanted something with orange in it (her favourite colour). I wish I had waited until today so that I could use your idea although she loved the card.
I've had a brilliant idea, why don't Creative Expressions have their own channel on TV? C&C are the only craft channel, therefore they have no competition and that's the only reason they win these 'awards'. I know which channel I would watch. CE have so many talented people working for them they wouldn't need to get guests to demo from elsewhere lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

fame01 said...

What a pair of inspirational cards I will watch the video later with a nice cuppa truly stunning thanks for sharing, hugs to all who need one take care all, Sarah xx
p.s. got my stamps thanks so very much happy days!!!!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, you are spoiling us with all these beautiful cards! Love them both but especially love the clean simple style of the second one. Ordered a voucher for Nick last night. Love Jean xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue we are so lucky two wonderful cards and a video. That will be a treat for later. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. My favourite is the dragonfly. Lovely colours. Thanks for Nicks address. Will be posting him a JS voucher. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, brilliant cards today. The first one pops with colour ( wish I had an hour glass figure but gravity and age pulling everything down south lol ) and the second one is total
elegance in its simplicity Yum lol lynne m x x xx

I agree with previous comments regarding c&c, they make out that their charges for postage are so good but how is it that much smaller companies offer free postage. I think they have become quite arrogant in their belief that they are the best for crafting goodies.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Two for the price of one ....aren't we lucky and both cards are beautiful. I think that normally I can guess your cards but if it wasn't for the piercing on the first card not sure I would have said it was Sue Wilson's card! lol. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, love both cards today Sue but the dragonfly has to be the simplest card ever! I'd like to give it a try.

The other one is great too and I'll watch the video when I get chance later today.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards, Sue, plus a video!! You are so good to us xx happy day all hugs Annie

Linda said...

Brilliant Video Sue and 2 gorgeous cards, finding my mojo again and the inspiration on your blog is second to none, so thank you xx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning dragonfly card and a girly card too with video. you are spoiling us Sue. Thank you xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, yipee the videos are back, I love both the cards, and agree sometimes you have to experiment with colours because you can get some very striking results. I very rarely comment on things on the blog as I feel a little bit uncomfortable putting anything personal out there, but today I feel I have to agree with the comments about C @ C.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sonia Jones said...

Great cards love the dress form and that dragonfly is lovely hugs sonia x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Sorry but the first one is not my cuppa Im afraid but the dragonfly card is beautiful.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards as always and I look forward to watching the video later today, thank your for taking the time do make these videos for us.
Dawn Searle xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love the first card, am so glad that I've got the dies. They are beautiful.
The second one is so completely different but every bit as beautiful. I love what you've done with the dragonfly and the folder is one of my favourites. You're right, it simply screams: PEARLS.
I'll watch the video in a little while, have to feed a little but very loud cat.
Hugs, Rose

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue. I line the colours of the first card but must say I adore the dragonfly Simply stunning. Fab video so glad they are back. I love watching how your cards come together. Have a beautiful day
Debra x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love both cards - I have the tres chick stamps and use them a lot. The second CAS card is beautiful, a stunning example of less is more, hugs Carole Z X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love them both, always love dress forms and the simplicity of the beautiful dragonfly is gorgeous

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
You are spoiling us once again ....... 2 beauties, love them.
My favourite is the second, so elegantly simple
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Yeah !
The videos are back!
Will watch when I get home this afternoon.
Two lovely cards- on my wish list is the entire collection of distress markers-they seem so versatile. At the moment I just colour using the distress pads and a nib ,but can't do everything with this.
Your die looks lovely on the first card Sue.
Have a good day xxRuth

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. What can i say two cards and your videos are back such a good day. The two cards are beautiful but the second one is fab clean, bright, simple right up my street. Thank you for doing your videos again it must be a lot of hard work for you to do theses and continue to do all other aspects of your day to day life. So a BIG THANK YOU again.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I love the simplicity of the dragonfly card. It's beautiful. I haven't watched the video yet but am looking forward to seeing your dies in action. X

Alison Couchman said...

Great to have a new series of videos. I haven't quite finished watching the last series 'cos I've been kind of rationing them. Didn't want to end up without any to watch before series 2 started. Daft really but like to ration my treats - it makes the pleasure last longer :-)
Like both cards - how lovely of you to double our enjoyment today.
I got quickly disillusioned about C & C - you can nearly always get things cheaper elsewhere and often with little or no postage. I only watch when they have certain guests on these days.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great to see that the videos are back and another two fer - we are being spoilt! Like the layout of the first card, but the subject is not for me I'm afraid - even though my mam was a seamstress by trade and I used to see one of these dress forms every day when I was growing up. However, the second card is right up my street. I love the simplicity of this. The tied together folder is one of my all time favourites and the dragonfly is beautiful. I have quite a few distress markers and also adirondack markers but never think about using them directly on the stamp as I thought they would dry too quickly, so the tip about sprit zing them is fantastic. I will certainly be giving that a go. Do we just get a voucher for Nick and send it ourselves or is there going to be another way of getting them to him? Can anyone advise on this? Love and hugs to everyone. Love Alison xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
How wonderful it was to be invited into your beautiful craft room once more. I love the opening credits.
Today's gifts are just so pretty - I didn't like the orange background at the start of the video but when put together with the other colours had come round to saying 'yes I like it'.
Dragon flies are so delicate and are so so delicate.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

rachel said...

two beautiful cards - I love the CAS one but the dress form one is my favourite - fabulous xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely cards Sue ..happy crafting x

Joan D said...

We are really being spoilt with two cards to whet our appetite ! Love both cards, but what a super card the dragon fly one would be great for a man or woman's card. Some more dies I need then.? Xxxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I must say that the CAS card is so elegant more my style!
Love your colouring too!
Take care
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Will watch video later, Sue, great to have them back.
Two very nice cards, but do prefer the second one (and TT folder with pearls!).
Love or hate C&C, am always aware that if we don't buy when our favourite presenters are on then they won't be asked back - after all, it's sales and lots of them that they're about. It's a dilemma when we get better service and prices elsewhere.

'P' in Wales

Micky French said...

Love both cards and I'm so glad the video's are back.
I love all your new dies and have started collecting them.
hugs Michelle xxxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 great cards but I prefer the dragonfly one
Denise X

TDQ Karen said...

Love the dies on he first card but the dragonfly stamp is more my style than the dress form. Layouts on both cards is terrific though love them

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards ,Will watch the video later with a well deserved cup of coffee Ahhh bliss
Take Care
Elaine H X

karenlotty said...

I love both cards especially the dragonfly but they fascinate me anyway To catch a glimpse of one in real life is an amazing sight I have to agree with everyone else and their comments on C&C They're getting too big for their boots (see my moan) yesterday I shop with Joanna Sheen most of the time Ali Reeve and have just discovered iconuk! Their prices are competitive and p&p much better than C&C

Pinky said...

Hi Sue.

Thank goodness the videos are back - I've made myself a window later on to watch it!

As for the cards; the first is lovely but the second is stunning - clean, simple, elegant and full of light - beautiful!

Vicki x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Two beautiful but different cards . Pleased the videos are back as I love watching them and learning or just re-emphasising techniques. Great.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - these are both great cards and your dies are beautiful. I do love the simplicity of the dragonfly particularly as you have used my favourite colour of the moment! Great to have your wonderful videos back again. Have a lovely day. Best wishes

gwen70 said...

Two for the price of one today Sue, love both cards but I think the dragonfly is my fave

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue and thank you for another video, made more special as I have the decorative frames set and have used them quite a few times already. The tip for using up ribbon oddments is also very useful. I have a dragonfly stamp and the tied together folder so will keep your tips in mind for this. Thank you also for Nick's details and I will sort this out later via Joanna Sheen, love from Jackie D

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning cards, love them both.
Watched Julia yesterday shame she has the same bug as David and I we are both under par
Carol xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and fellow crafters,
Well, where do I start? Love the dragonfly card, like the first card, brilliant video. I have missed your videos Sue! Now as for C&C I am finding I have to be more and more selective,with viewing and purchasing, their postage is way over the top!
I shop around using JS and a few others prices are normally cheaper.
Think I best stop, might just get carried away here.
Have a great day everyone
Gail Cx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and to everyone.
Two beautiful cards today, and so different - one very Vintage and stylish, the other so elegant, but simple to do!
Have a great day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Super demo, I've missed them!
Two very different cards but equally lovely.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great cards, loving the CAS dragonfly card, great effect from the distress markers.
Donna Jones

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, The start of the amazing Video's. Today and it was great I loved the New introduction and how you placed The Dies that you used on Boards making it more clear to see, The Video was great Fabulous Tips as always,I love this Dress Form can be used on so many Cards, I love the Colours you've chosen you always seem to be able to choose the correct one's where I struggle, I also Truly love the second Card I so wish I'd purchased "The Couture Creation Tied Together Embossing Folder" as I really, really Love this but I am aware that Couture don't continue with them for long! I really Love The Dragon Fly and the Beautiful Peacock Colour you've used I have this colour and it's Beautiful, I don't have the Pen I only have the Pad but I use it as a paint. Stunning Cards and I Loved The Video I'm Thrilled there back. Thanks for sharing Sue.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Hi Pam take Care x
To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, I Truly hope your all well, I so agree with you all about Create and Craft as they say there the cheapest when they are Most Certainly "NOT" I only watch when Sue, and any of the wonderful Creative Expression Team are on,
they had JustRite Stamps for £14:99 plus £2:99 package and postage, I paid £10:99 Free package and postage, so They need to stop Fooling us!
BUT on the other hand if we wish to continue to watch "Sue and the Fabulous Creative Expression team" someone needs to purchase from them on
Create and Craft or they Wouldn't have
Sue and the Team back if they didn't sell any thing! but you'd think as a company they'd realize how many more customers they'd get if they looked at there prices! They probably feel they have such a large membership base they don't need to care.
Now to get off my soap box please take care all
Hugs from Sam x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Happiness - videos are back! But ... just Love the other clean and simple card. You still have the Sue W twist with the pva dots on the embossing folder and the pierced mat, but it's really beautiful. Will give that a go later. I too buy from Joanna as she's really competitive. But we musn't put C&C out of business or we'll lose our non stop crafting. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
I am so pleased the video tutorials are back, I think that they are the perfect solution for anyone who is lacking inspiration.
Thank you for taking the time to make another series, they are such a great idea. Sometimes it's really great to see the 'basics' demo'd, it may seem something really simple, for example 'inking around the die cut sentiment'
It's an easily overlooked step, but the extra impact that it gives the finished piece is unbelievable!
Thanks again Sue, for taking the time to inspire us all!
Sandra xxx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue and all out there. I love both cards but the dragonfly is simply sensational.

I think it would be interesting if C&C read these comments we all seem to be of the same opinion. We definitely need another craft channel.

Thank you Sue for the brilliant video and I am so glad they are back. Helen xx

hollyberry said...

Love both the cards but have to say that along with so many others I do prefer the simplicity and purity of the second one.
Agree with C&C comments by so many,always going on about their prices being the cheapest and how low their P&P is,I regularly watch but then shop around for the best prices and if they are a small company I like to buy from them direct which supports them more.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Thank you Sue for the beautiful stamps you sent to me, i did not have this set(there again, there is a lot i don't have) now all i need to do is have the courage to cut in to them, i wonder if i'm the only one like this as they just look so nice altogether.
Sue, Sue, Sue, what are you trying to do to us at this time in the morning? You have been watching too many of the young peoples dress sense again with a filmy layer over the dress form. They also where their clothes too short and too flimsy that you can see through it to everything they have on offer. I find it way out of your zone that i would have argued black was white that you hadn't done it. The second offering is so elegant and exquisite and so up my street as it has everything that i so love about it. This one is a definite winner in my books.
Thought going through my head today is i wonder if anyone from C&C have read what their customers are saying and thinking, but i hope if they are, they do not take out their displeasure shall we say on our Sues' company. This would be a travesty and totally unwarranted but i wouldn't put it past them, so as i say i worry about retaliations. I have to agree with all that is being and has been said about C&C and they will notice hopefully where they have made their mistake or major blunder and hopefully understand the rest of their customers objections as well as the minority who just can't stand to see some happiness being brought to a lot of innocent wee faces.
Anyway lets not ruin our lovely Sue's blog with bitter taste. This is our haven of some of the most beautiful people in the world and we have just shown what makes us different....our united kindness and need to help, give a shoulder to lean on (there again if you leant on mine i think we might collapse as i manage that all by myself), a gentle hug but most of all, hearts that are big and knows no bounds. We are doing the thing that makes us happy and that is helping in any small way we can and this is why i am proud of our Sue's blog.
Take care dear friends and have a great day. I have a cloud race going on so will hopefully see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a great two fer today, I love the dragonfly card so clean and simple. I agree with al the comments today about C&C, but we have to watch to keep up with Julia and Sue's demos. For anyone looking for tied together embossing folder, try Klassy Kards (google the name for on line shop) they have free postage in the UK, and very reasonable prices, I got one there a couple of weeks ago. Take care Jess x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Thank you for a great video, love the dress form card, very vintage and the warm colours are fab. Thanks for the distress marker and flowers tips. The second card is gorgeous, so clean and fresh, the Tied Together folder is a favourite of mine and as you say screams pearls.
Alison (alimecca) I emailed Sue re vouchers for Nick and I prefer to send via Sue at CE so that Nick has a lot of vouchers in one go, Sue is in touch with JS and will post when something is arranged, hope this helps.
Hugs to Pam, Steph, Norah, Tina and everyone that needs one.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cards Sue. Love them both.

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Great cards again today and so different. I love using my dress form and dragonfly stamps so can't wait to look at the videos to get some inspiration.
Great we have a double session today.
Love from
Lesley S
West Sussex

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue, especially love the dragonfly card.
ValC xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh it's so good to have the videos back I did miss them.
Two beautiful cards today and I love the colours on the first one and the second one is simple and elegant.

Love Sheila xx

June Horrocks said...

Loved the cards sue and the vidio brilliant so pleased it's back I must get the folder so that pearls can be placed on it lovely thank you so much sue what a lovely lady you are love June xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wonderful Wilsonettes. Thank you for your new set of video's Sue cant wait to watch the rest as you work so hard at perfection and that is always what we get from you.
I love todays cards, although in 'real life' dragonflies scare me so much (after having one caught up in my 80's BIG hair at wet n wild water park in Orlando MANY moons ago) I just love the classie simplicity and colour's used, cream I find is so soothing as a background but then you introduce amazing colour just to add a little 'zing' love it. T E stamps MUST go on my 'one day' list one day I maybe lucky to own list, and its growing week by week.
I will be so glad when Ive completed these wedding invites. I know I should be drinking in my daughters day with love and excitement, but I hurt so much (obviously she wont know) is it just ME that seems to stand and craft ? I feel its so much better to get a 'birds eye' view rather than sitting and getting a flat view ! Now Im sounding
completly Gaga !!!
Well onwards I go as I hear the dolcit tones of Mr Lancs with the paper trimmer, so I'll take that hint and love and leave you with love and caring friendly thoughts
and gentle hugs to all that need and want them. Pam - nice to see you maybe a little more stronger at the moment.
Thoughts go to our sad, lonely friends.
Candle day for me.
Lancashire Steph xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the cards especially the dragonfly one so elegant. love Jean Z xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a treat a video and two cards, you're really spoiling us. Thanks for the tip on using distress markers, love the delicate colouring of the dragonfly
Best wishes, Pat

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

It's great to see your videos are back - sadly I have to watch it a little later though. Two beautiful cards for us this morning, for which thank you! Do hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Su.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, just sat and watched the video and really enjoyed it. it's great to have them back. Loved the card. Gorgeous colours. Kind regards Joanne K x

Maryann Laursen said...

Both cards are soooo beautiful Sue, and as always you´ve done an outstanding job on these. I love that Tied Together embossingfolder and also use it all the time here.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Brilliant video - Lovely card although this colour doesn't work for me, but then making a card is more about the recipient and I know some friends who would love this colour - also we need to experiments with colours and move out of our comfort zone - otherwise things would get very boring. The second card is a real me a card, love the tied together folder and the dragonfly sits beautifully on top of this folder looking very elegant. Thank you Sue for giving us two gorgeous cards today.
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Alice G said...

The dragonfly is so realistic- feels like it could come alive!

Alice xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love both cards and very pleased to see the videos back! Sue,do you think you could arrange something with Joanna about an account for Nick? We'll buy the vouchers but instead of sending them in the post they stay with Joanna? I have sent things in the post abroad and they've very often got lost. I hope this makes sense!
Hugs to all xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love both of today's cards but if I had to choose I think the butterfly one would just sneak out in front. An added bonus is that it sounds so quick and easy to achieve. Great to have the videos back as well - thank you so much for taking the time and effort to produce them for us.

Beverley W

Lacelady said...

Oooh Patti, a Twofer! I missed Julia's progs, with an emergency trip to the hospital with my grandson who had a flare up of his Crohns disease. His mother was working in N Ireland so it was down to me to get him there. Thank goodness for Kindles, as we were there all day while he had an intravenous dose of something.

Laura O said...

two fantastic cards,love the simplicity of the second one while the dies are great in the first one .Laura O

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
First can I say a big thank you for my winning stamps. I'm going to try them out ASAP with the watercolour technique you showed us lucky people.
Secondly wow Orange. It's really striking. I love the simplicity of the second card, understated and such lovely colours on the dragon fly. Will watch the video later as only on my phone and do not want to miss any detail.
Have a lovely day, lots of love, Jo xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
I have missed your videos so its lovely to see tham back,Love both your cards and that dragonfly is gorgeous.
going to watch your demo
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Dragonfly card - the last time I made a card with a Dragonfly I used H2O's and they gave the wings a shimmery sheen.
Sorry dressmaking forms bring back nightmares of school needlework and a very unpleasant teacher - shame how something like that goes through life with you.

Margaret O

Anonymous said...


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Examples: cost of 500g is £4.95 (£5.15 from Monday next)
Up to 1kg is £7.85 (going up to £8.05 on Monday).
So not too disastrous and you can stuff an awful lot of lightweight things into a 1Kg package.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I am so pleased your videos are back. I really love both these cards. I think the video card is fantastic - I really do love the colour combinations. The second card is so pretty too - I can't choose a favourite. I just love them both.
Thank You for all your hard work and inspiration.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

nannapat said...

Two lovely cards Sue - I love the way you have done the dragonfly. Pat x

weefortune said...

GM Sue

Lovely cards todday, look forward to watching videos after work, have a great day Elaine x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. The first I love your gorgeous dies. The second the dragon fly is beautiful. Great that your videos are back.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic !!! It's video day !! I am so glad they are back. I really missed them even though it was only a short space of time !! Hubby says I am a nightmare and have no patience !! Lovely video Sue, some great tips and techniques. I am not keen on the dress form style stamps but I would put another image on the beautiful Californian frames B which is another top of my wish list item !! I love the layout AND the colours you have used for this card. I have the Ginger card and it is not as bright a colour as what it looks like on a lap top screen. I tried to do your little ribbon flowers but just ended up burning them all and gave up !!
I really love your Dragonfly card today to. Really simple but Elegant and the ink pad colours you have used are just beautiful !!
Thank you for all your continuous hard work and dedication Sue. You are such an inspirational person !!
I hope all the Wilsonettes are having a good day today. Take care Sue and everybody Love Tres x x x

Ps thinking of you everyday Pam and Tina and all those going through hard times. Lots of love and hugs to you all Love Tres x x x
Norah and Steph I hope you are ok and not overdoing things to much. Steph try pacing yourself, It is frustrating to have to do it but it is the best way to get through the day. Just have little stops and rests for a while in between your card making. It can help ease the pain and hopefully stop you feeling so ill.
Lots of love to all, Tres x x x

SHARICA said...

Another 2 fab cards today .. will watch the vid later .. xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two lovely cards Sue!

I like them both, but I think the second one is my favourite, it's simple but elegant.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Susan White said...

Both lovely cards, but I just love the simplicity and freshness of the dragonfly card! Thanks for sharing, and I'll get to the video later!!
Susan x

Jill Liddle said...

Love both the cards today but was very insired by the first one. Never been one for dress forms etc but the techniques are fab.

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful cards today, especially the dragonfly, but the your dies are great too oh decisions! Bit chilly here again today, been rushing around all morning and will start again in another hour so no time for cards today for me, looking forward to hearing what you and JS can come up with, take care all xx

terrie said...

It's so nice to have another video from you and both of your cards turned out so nice...
Well done Sue

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both these cards, they are so different to each other.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Pleased to have your wonderful videos back, love both cards even though I would never have put the orange and grey together, but it does work. However, I think my favourite is the dragonfly card, it's stunning.
Have a good day.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, glad to see you using your dies and embossing folders,
I have got all your folders,
A few of your dies Set's
I just keep wanting you to use your dies, so we get a few ideas from you,
I love both cards, but the one that stand's out for me is the 2nd one,
It's beautiful sue and the dragonfly is lovely,

Sue are your new dies ever going on c&c, if so can you do flexy- pay for us, so we can get a bundle of dies at once,
Keep the videos coming,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

craftycarol said...

Afternoon Sue, Its great to see the videos back!!! The colour combo you have put together is my very favourite.
Thanks Carol xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue,
Just had a break and and a sneeky peek at the Video clip, love the tip on use of small bits of ribbon.
The sun is shining so smiles all round.
Cameeli xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Two cards - wow. Love them both. Computer acting up this morning so goodness only knows what will come out on the blog.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

love the dragonfly card sue its beautiful but under stated pure and simple delightful . i will stop gushing now, seems we have other issues on here as well as looking at your fab cards and videos which i watch on you tube regularly, i have brought from js twice last week and i must says delivery is a lot quicker to me in Scotland than c and c plus free postage . i also shop locally in our craft shop, got to support the small independent business too, c and c will lose custom if they dont buck there ideas up!!! i only watch for inspiration now keep up the good work sue xxx

jane stillman said...

Two such different cards, love the bright orange on the first and the subtle delicacy of the second xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Just recovering from the wonders of yesterday and here we go again with two more and a video, you really are spoiling us Sue and no mistake. The two cards today are so very different but one thing is the same both are so very beautiful with lots of elegance and charm.
I shall await your further news on what to do about helping Nick as I gather you are to speak to Joanna Sheen. I am quite sure the two of you will be able to find an easy way for everyone to help.
Yet again thank you so much Sue for going that extra mile in the help race.
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

lilysmum said...

Beautiful cards again Sue. Thank you. Love the colours of the first card but,personal preference here, would have used a different stamp. As for the second, stunning simplicity.
Ahh- C&C, what a can of worms we could open here. Too much sales pitch and not enough demonstrating! Like others I watch to support my fave crafters.
Thanks for the video and all you do. X

Vie Carter said...

So chic


Chris Curry said...

Lovely cards again Sue. I agree with many of the comments on your blogg, firstly about C&C and also I love both cards but do prefer the second one. Such a delicate creature and so beautiful. Have a good day. Xx

Christine B. said...

Two more stunning card Sue, just love everything that you do. Hugs x ChrisB

Tracy Stitt said...

Halo sue. Smashing cards and of course a big woooo hooo for the videos. I do love ur videos I could watch them all day u make everything look so easy and I can hear ur voice in my head goin. C'mon girl give it a try its really easy lol
Love Tracy from killie

Barbara said...

Two lovely cards but I am with the majority and prefer the colour and simplicity of the second one, especially as I have the stamps. I think we need to stop the C&C criticisms on this blog as we don't want to lose Creative Expressions from the channel. I remember years ago one of the favourite craft experts and her company were not asked back to C&C due to negative comments made about the company, I think it was Glenda Waterworth.
We don't want to get Sue and her team into trouble.

TOB said...

Both gorgeous cards and nice to see your videos back. I agree with the comments about C.C unfortunately because they are the only crafting channel some of their prices are stupid. I love Joanna sheen shop and P&P free over £9 (lets be honest what crafter spends less than £9 in one go). I always shop around for goodies. hugs Theresa xx

Janice K said...

Two beautiful cards, lovely to see a smaller card with the Sue Wilson 'magic touch'. The second card is so delicate and wistful. x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
I have to confess I am not too keen on the first card today! It has too many of less than favourite things! Sorry! Not keen on orange, or dress forms. The combination of orange and brown took me back to Mums kitchen in the late 60's early 70's . Loved my Mum dearly but never liked that kitchen! Ain't memory a funny thing!
I do like the second card and it is lovely to have the videos back. Learned loads again!
Waiting to hear about Nick. So pleased for him at the response you have had.
Steph you asked about crafting standing up - I often do that when matting and layering as I think it's much easier to get it straight - may just be that I'm not tall enough! It's a bit sore on the neck and back though!
Trust everyone has a good day!
Love to all, Myra

alimecca said...

Hi everyone,
I've just had an email from Sue re the gift vouchers for Nick. If you want to get one for him, you have to say it's for Nick so that Joanna doesn't go through time & effort of doing a handmade card for each one. If you then send it to Sue at CE headquarters ,she will send them all to Nick at once. Of course you can post to Nick yourself if you want. Hope this helps. Love Alison xx

samantha wade said...

Hi, great to have 2 completely different cards to look at, i like the diversity you offer, something for everybody and your great videos, many thanks,
love and hugs to all that need it,
xx sam

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I am not overly fond of the first card, maybe I will change my mind when I have time to watch the video. On the other hand I love the second card. The dragonfly is the symbol for the Scottish hospice for children or CHAS as it is better known. This would be a perfect card for them.

Victoria said...

I have so enjoyed the video just now. As you say, unusual colours but they work well and look darker in the video. As always, you explain so clearly the steps taken to create such a beautiful card. The second one is so different, quite elegant and simple but again beautiful. Thank you Sue.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, two more beauties today. Don't know how you keep coming up with such great ideas!! Love Sam xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
So glad the videos are back. Not to sure about the colouring of the first card today. But love the simple lines of the second card. I agree with Sam and others who say that C & C are not cheap (although they say they are). I have bought from JS and not paid any postage, and which are sometimes £6.00 cheaper than C & C on Spellbinders. Apart from C & E shows I also only look for inspiration. If only C & E sold direct from the shop. hugs to all who need it. Norah and Steph you both do to much. Please try to take it a bit easier.

margarita lady said...

Love the dress form card - reminded me of all my yesterdays!!!
On behalf of all the Crafty Girls - we think you are pure magic. My card is to die for, if it is at all possible, it is better in the flesh! - massive thank you.
Lotta luv & hugs

margarita lady said...

ps. I missed out the EVEN, before 'better in the flesh'!!! Top of my wish list - A BRAIN!!!
Lotta luv & Hugs
June xxx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous cards. Dragonfly my fave. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Nice to see the videos back again. It appears that there is a white line around the dress form in the pictures which actually looks great not sure how that happened though it's like a ghost! Spooky darling!

Of the two I prefer the simple classic lines of the second card but having bought the dress form stamp a while ago and only used it once I am grateful for some inspiration.

Thanks Sue
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

2 Beautiful cards today, absolutely love the dragonfly card. We get a lot of dragonfly's around our pond and they are lovely to watch, and their colours are stunning. Video is beautifully shot, as usual.

Big hugs Blog friends X

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Jane said...

Love the dragonfly card ,orange not my colour but can't like anything.

Jane xx

Blue Rose said...

Hi Sue,
What a pair of great cards. I love the dress Grandmother had one similar in her sewing room. The technique you used on the dragonfly gives you a pretty cool effect. Another great job.

Myra P said...

Hi Everyone,
Sue, hope this is ok ! I bought Pins from Julia to make my own hat pins . As I have mentioned I used old necklaces to make my hat pins . However I have found The Bead and Button Company .co .uk. Have bought buttons from them for quite some time - lovely! However decided to investigate beads. Arrived today - made some lovely hat pins - all measurements are there and I use Glossy Accents to stick them to pins. They have assorted coloured crystal beads and pearl colours as well as tear drop shapes for the top. If this is as "clear as mud" as my Dad used to say , Sorry!
Worth a look - and I am not paid by the company!!
Hope this helps, love Myra

Theresa Pace said...

my fave is the second card. love what you have done with the inks- fab technique and colours are yummy.
colour combo on first is unusual but they work well together.but you did go round stamp with a white pencil no? xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love them both xx hazel

Ayelet Barkay said...

Two beautiful cards! They are both lovely, but I just love the 2nd one with the dragonfly. I love it's simplicity :)
Thank you for a great video.

Olive Ann Jones said...

beautiful cards Sue, I love dragonflies and the like, and the video of the mannequin would be ideal for my friend Catherine, she is a delightful seamstress and has made me many outfits, especially one for my son's wedding. bye for now xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful cards lovin the watercolour effect with the distress markers.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

sued99 said...

Great to see the videos back again. Most enjoyable!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you so much for the return of your fabulous videos,
Out of the two cards today I prefer the dragonfly one it is so simple but oh so pretty , I think it's the dress form that doesn't do it for me so maybe if I try a different focal element .
Thanks again for all your hard work putting the videos together for us I know it speak for all of us we really appreciate it .

Jean D xx

Nuttynanny said...

So glad your videos are back, you make things look so simple, sometimes I just can't grasp written instructions. Both cards are lovely but completely different. Just love the tied together folder, I'm always using it.

Love Eileen L.

lynda said...

Good ravening Sue & Wilsonettes sorry it's late I have been looking after my grandson as he had a day off school through teachers on strike & just got home from my daughters.
Sue it's so lovely having your videos back plus 2 fer wow we are spoilt thank you.
I love the first card and have all the ingredients, so will be trying this out thanks for all your tips & techniques
The second card is so delicate & clean looking I love the tide together folder use it all the time,the dragonfly stamp is gorgeous .love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

I also agree with everyone about c&c I bought 4of your dies Sue from Joanna sheen Tuesday &they arrived today With free p&p how's that for service .I haven't renewed my membership with c&c this year as rather buy from Joanna.

Hugs to Pam,Steph Norah Tina & anyone who needs one love Lynda xxx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
So different cards today Sue,
not fussy on the first one
but realy love the dragonfly
card. will watch the video
tomorrow when I might have a bit
more time to spare. must dash,
hope everyone has been ok today.
from Christine C and Ella

englishrose897 said...

Lovely cards, almost forgot to leave a comment. Night every one take care.. Sally

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

I think I should say good night Sue,the cards Wow x two

Sandy H said...

Lovely to see the videos are back - you make it all look so easy, Sue.
Like the card in the video though I don't have the stamp or the dies. The second card is just beautiful.
Think my craft room needs a mat at the door for me to wipe my slippers as the little bits that come out of my dies keep escaping to the rest of the house - I'm a messy crafter.

Vick said...

Hiya Sue,
Everything is so lovely, i really love my DI pens too, especially the spritzing and getting the ethereal look, it looks so watercolour like, hugs and hope to see you on my tv soon xx V
My YTchannel vixcrafts

lorraine (classylady) said...

Great cards Sue, sorry late posting. love them both but particularly the dragonfly one,love the clean lines and simplicity of it. Must have a go at similar but would need to be a butterfly, have everything else.

lorraine - scotland

Kate's Cards said...

Phew what amazing cards. And what a lot of lovely people buying vouchers!

Helen Barker said...

Love both cards.The first one is so vibrant love those colours together,and the second is quite serene and delicate.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Sioux P said...

Just love dragonflies so those and your beautiful cards what more could you want Thanks Sue

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card, love the simplicity of the dragonfly absolutely stunning xo

Lori McGarrity said...

Sue, I was so glad to see how you used this stamp for this card. I see these stamps so often, sort of unusual and retro but to me I never know what type of card to make using some of these unusual stamps. Like so much of the travel stamps I see, I never know how to use them. So this was very pretty to see how you made this card. Very beautiful as is all of your cards. :)
Lori McGarrity

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