Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway/ It's A Two- Fer

Hello all!  I have a double card giveaway today.  Since I am no longer doing any of the Heartfelt Creations shows, I thought I would offer up a couple of the cards for the giveaway this week (and maybe next week too!)  We have one white and one black card, just for a bit of variety!  For the background of the first card, I stamped the Majestic Morning flowers all over using a Clear Perfect Medium.  I heat embossed them with white detail embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  In the centre of the card, I cut a Stately Circle die, giving me an aperture to use.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  I added it to a thin periwinkle blue mat.  The Stately Circle cut earlier was recessed back down into the aperture, showing the blue card through the cut outs.  I stamped a sentiment from the Creative Expressions stamp set called Nature's Sentiments and cut it out with a smaller die from that set and added it in the centre.  I stamped the Majestic Morning flowers in black onto periwinkle card and cut them out with the matching die.  I added black glitter to the edges of each of the petals after assembling each of the flowers.  I tied a messy bow out of black seam binding, added some white tulle and pearl strings and seated the largest flower on it.  I added a few more flowers on the opposite side of the sentiment.  I made a stick pin using beads from my craft stash and added it to my bow.  I finished this card with a double white pierced mat layer.  Finished dimensions are
 7 1/4" x 8 1/4" in size.  Scroll down to see the second card on offer.

 Card no. two for today's giveaway.  This one was a demo during my last Heartfelt Creations shows in January.  I started with a piece of black card and stamped the background using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with gold.  Using mica powders, I made a paint by adding some water and coloured all the flowers with it.  Mica powders really pop against black card, giving a cloisonne look to them.    I used a small circle die to cut the opening in the background area.  I masked some of the vines on the stamp and stamped the sentiment and cut it into a strip.  I tucked the end into the opening and gave it a bit of dimension.  I made a scrunched flower using the Majestic blooms cut out of lavender card.  I added the flower with a black jute bow to the corner of the sentiment strip.  I matted the background with a thin lavender mat, then added a black mat edged in Midnight Snow before finishing with a double gold pierced mat layer.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 7 1/2" in size.

If you would like a chance to win either of these cards, please leave a comment on today's blog post.  The winners will be drawn and announced on Saturday's blog post.

A couple of quick announcement to make too today.  Firstly, Julia Watt's showtimes have been changed for today.  They are now 10am and 1pm today so don't forget  to tune in and set your recorders!

The other thing that I wanted to say was a great big thank you for everyone that took the time to go vote for Nick!  Although the outcome wasn't what we had hoped for as C & C cancelled the competition before it ended.  While Nick does maintain an address in the UK and C & C emailed him to say that that was fine, there were others that complained, so they decided to just cancel it.  So many of you have emailed me about sending donations directly to Nick to help with his club and that is fabulous, but it is very expensive to ship to Bulgaria.  I know this first hand as I sent him a parcel last month.  He would be grateful for any donations and has said that I can even give out his address, you just need to email me.  Someone else suggested doing a donation in the form of vouchers for Joanna Sheen's website as she ships internationally for free.  I think that would be a better way to go and probably less expensive in the long run if you would like to help out.  Nick would even be able to pick out the consumable items that he needs the most for his craft club too that way.  He was so overwhelmed at the response from everyone and is just humbled and pleased that so many people want to help.  I told him that my blog family is like that!  (I am such a proud Mom!)  All for now,
Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the Crafty Crew.
Such elegant cards again today, and anyone receiving this would be absolutely delighted!! we are so lucky!!
A big hug to Pam, Norah, Steph and anyone who needs support.
I will be going To Ally Pally on Saturday 12th aiming to get there around 9-30. I hope to meet a few of the wonderful people on the blog.
Off for a gentle swim, then hit the 9-5, "a girls gotta save up for a few goodies on the rubbernecker stand"!!. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing,
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

2 lovely cards toay, so lucky. Will watch Julia and would love to help Nick.
Hugs and good wishes to all who need them, take care of yourselves, everyone is precious on this blog.

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
Aww how pretty are those flowers you have made, love the colours too, hugs, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Crisco said...

Such beautiful cards - exquisite.

granny p said...

Such pretty cards which easy to achive when you are told how by a very good teacher.
Pearl x

Wilma Brown said...

Two simply beautiful cards, who would not want to own them. Such a talented lady who produces masterpieces like these. Thanks Sue.

Wilma x x

Anonymous said...

We all like two-fers, Sue! You are so generous. Both really lovely cards, the first so frou-frou and like a fancy garter and the second so artistic with the painted mica powders.
When you showed the Farewell to Heartfelt Creations silver card earlier this month - loved it so much that, yes, I did buy the Majestic Blooms stamp and die and am so pleased I did.
Shame about the comp, it ended by back-firing on everyone, such a pity. However, suspect Nick may get a minor deluge of goodies now so that IS a result.

'P' in Wales

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for two beautiful cards,have a good day take care. Kitty.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh! Wow! two stunning cards, love them both
Who would not want to win one of your wonderful creations, everyone a winner.
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

WOWSER!!!!! 'nuff said. Mabex

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning everybody. I would be elated to be the owner of either of these fabulous cards. Heartfelt creations have fantastic stamps and dies.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue you have two beautiful card for us today to are both stunning. Im keeping my fingers crossed to br one of the lucky one to recieve one of them. It would have pride of place in my craft room. I think that C&C were wrong to cancel the comp. I thick it is wonderful what nick is trying to do. I think your idea is great by srnding him vouchers. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Eemeli said...

Now we are talking...fabulous color schemes on both! Kinda masculine but the beautiful (they definitely are!) flowers make them a bit more into feminine style.


Maggie Phillips said...

Morning Sue.Two beautiful cards, I love them both! Hugs,
Maggie x

Pinky said...

Morning Sue.

Both cards are beautiful and the second particularly so. Mica powders look stunning!

What a disappointing decision by C&C - would have thought they could have worked out something a bit more generous and not ended up shooting themselves in the foot!!

Have a good one.

Vicki x

Rosie said...

I would be really pleased to win either of these cards.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
You are really spoiling us with two cards the cards are stunning I would be very happy to receive any of the cards thank you for sharing Tracy w x

Desiree P said...

Hi Sue,I would love to receive either of these cards - they are both beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally. It will be rather different from the last time I was there in February. Then it was with hundreds of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides celebrating the 100th birthday of Brownies!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards anybody would be thrilled to receive. They are beautiful in different ways, I haven't got the majestic blooms set but love every card they have been added to. It's very sad that somebody complained about Nick when all he was doing is trying to help people. Like I said when you first said about C&C not letting him enter the competition I'm not surprised.
Hugs to all that need one
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Both your cards are beautiful. The colours are lovely and painting the flowers with mica on black card just makes them pop off the card.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Debbie Tinks said...

Both cards are lovely Sue ...would love to win either card ..happy crafting x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, 2 gorgeous cards, along with everyone else I would be chuffed to win one of your cards. Love the idea of the circle cut in the 2nd one. Great idea to help Nick out. You deserve a great and loyal blog family for all the inspiration you give us and giveaways you do. Bx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! Two fabulous cards, we are being spoiled here today. I love, love, love these cards, I can't begin to say how much I adore HC products and you have created two fantastic 'works of Art' here. I am definitely going to be trying these cards, I especially love the black card and the painting with mica is stunning.
I would be honoured to help out Nick, who seems to be doing a sterling job in Bulgaria. Could you explain what we do please, Sue ??
Looking forward to Julia's shows today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love both of these cards and really love that flower die and matching stamps - another fave! Did painting with mica for the first time last week using the VL7 stamp with hygrangeas and stripes on and wow - really effective - and not difficult either.

Tres - thanks for your AP tips yday - yes I have a ticket so no queuing to get in! Showed hubby photo on the show website and he thought the queue looked akin to what you see on the X Factor with all the barricades herding the crowd - that will be a good miss then!

Clare W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both of today's cards are beautiful. I love mica powder on black card. Such a shame about Nick but your suggestion is a very good one.
Beverley W

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Two very different but beautiful cards today - you're spoiling us!!!
Shame that C&C cancelled the competition but thanks for the idea about the Joanna Sheen vouchers.
Wish I was going to Ally Pally but it's just too far to travel; I hope you all have a great time.
Sue xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A two-fer - how lucky are we! Both beautiful but I really like the second as I bought that stamp when I saw your demo. So would really like to see it up close and personal!
I'm sure Nick will be inundated with vouchers and good luck to him.
Looking forward to seeing Julia's shows... might have a sneak peak while at work.... Good ole tablet!!!
Sheila x

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, both cards are fantastic today Sue, but I think I like the second one the best, it would be great to receive a card like this.

I them a try for myself.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl.

PharmacyMichele said...

What beautiful cards, anyone would love to win either of them. I know I would so fingers crossed.


englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers, wow 2lovely cards today.
I to would like to buy vouchers for Nick. Do just go to Joanna's site and buy them. If I email you will you send me his address.or is there a way you could set up a link on you blog for donation and you buy and send in one big hit? Hope my Question makes sense.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunners again today - I cannot pick a favourite as they are both exquisite in their own, very different ways. Suffice it to say I'd be chuffed to receive either...
Not a good outcome for Nick, but your suggestion about JS vouchers is great.
Hugs, Rose

Maria Illsley said...

Both of them are stunning cards sue i love the background on the white card
I simply must try this technique.
The gold and black is so striking and elegant.
I would love to give a home to either one xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

2 beautiful cards today Sue you are kind ! I was disapointed with the c +c decision too .Nick if you read this i sent you a message through facebook its in your others folder .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I love heartfely creations and it's sad you are not doing any of their cards now. Both cards are beautiful, and both types of flower look good too. I hope nick can still increase his stash now. Have a good day. Xx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Well you have really done it today . Two cards to give away and who wouldn't want to win one of them. One would look just great in my craft room, though they would look good in anybody's craft room. X

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue, two fantastic cards today, love them both.

Shame about C&C ending the comp, at least it backfired on all those who complained! Glad so many people are trying to help Nick and he may even be better off.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Oh, I love a Two-fer!
And when they are both as gorgeous as these I'm even happier :)
I am looking forward to Julias shows today. Thanks for the Nick update, at least if we get vouchers from Joanna Sheen we know that Nick is onto a winner as Joannas prices are excellent, delivery times are so fast and of course her P&P is free! (And her website is so easy to use :) X for Pam and all that are sad today. Take care.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two absolutely beautiful cards! Would LOVE to win either one. Thank you for the opportunity. Will be emailing you for Nicks address and I love the idea of sending him some Joanna Sheen vouchers.
Can I have a quick rant?
I recently won a Sheena Douglas faux leather book cover on the c and c email draw. Was sooooooooooooo excited. Guess what?.........They "LOST" it so I never got it!!!! So am not surprised about this latest fiasco.
Have a good day ladies and gents.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards today
how lucky are we love the black glitter
on the flowers would never have thought to use black.
Would love to help Nick out I don't
have my laptop yet still at Dr. but
will get in touch when I'm up and running again.
Nancyd xx

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, I do love the stamping on the die cut flowers.
Why do some people have the need to complain and spoil things for will come back and bite them for sure. And how C and C can cancel a competition mid-flow beats me. So sorry for Nick but hopefully there will be a positive outcome for him and his craft club.
ElizabethS x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these cards are gorgeous and so different to each other. I'm sorry about the competition but Nick will probably be much better off with donations. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I hope everyone has a good day. I hoping to watch Julia's shows. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fab two cards give away, they are both wonderful! Sorry to hear about Nick but the donations sounds great! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
Wow to very elegant cards, I think the first one is my choice.
I did vote for Nick, such a shame!
Gail Cx

Victoria said...

Two gorgeous cards again today Sue. You're spoiling us. Shame you're not doing any more Heartfelt Creations, I do like their stuff. Anyway, the TV is set to record today's shows!

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Very generous of you to give away two cards and they are both stunning, I would love to win one. Very disappointing to hear that C&C cancelled the competition, did they give a reason !!!
Have a good day everyone.
Hugs Dawn Searle xx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue.... I'm always delighted when you show cards using dies and stamps I already have....the 'recessed' card is so pretty, and the black is stunning! Don't those micas just POP! Jo x

Joan D said...

Two stunning cards. The black one is like a cloisonné vase that I inherited from my so love the unusual techniques and the way you use the dies. Who wouldn't want yo win one of these? Would love to send nick a voucher,what a great idea.iWill email for his address x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love both of these cards, especially the blue flowers they are very striking. Would be honoured to give either one a home. I am sure one way or another we will find a really
Good way to help Nick.

Love Rosemarie xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two stunning cards today and I would love to own either one of them! I love the Heartfelt stamps, pity you are not doing them anymore. Felt so sorry for all the entrants in the C&C competition especially Nick but I am sure our generous family will help him, I know I will! Love Jean xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards and yet so different. I would love to win either. I think Nick will perhaps gain more for his club with vouchers. Take care all x

Jane said...

Both cards have beauty in there own way love them both,

Jane xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, and what a wonderful twofer it is too..would love to own either of them! I am so sorry they cancelled the comp, I voted for Nick and would love to help, will email you, hugs Carole Z X

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards for this week's giveaway - would love to win either! Have set the recorder for both of Julia's shows today & will watch later! Many thanks again Sue for all your wonderful demonstrations
Janette xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a 'bumper bundle' of gifts today!! We are truly spoilt by you Sue and we are all truly truly in awe of your inspiration.
Either of today's gift would be more than welcomed into my crafting family and have a beautiful room for their own.
I really cannot choose between them each having their own special details. The second gift so reminds me of the Elizabethan era. An era when decor was so high in golds and such beautiful colours.
See you tomorrow. Please take care.
Janet x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Two fab cards-I remember the second one well -it is stunning!
Glad to hear that there is some positive outcome for Nick-where there's a will.......
Looking forward to Julia's shows.
Have a great day,

Lacelady said...

Both cards are super dooper Sue. I have that background stamp, because I loved it when you used it before, and coloured the flowers a lilac colour.

Shame on C&C to cancel a competition like that (is that even legal?) - they read out his emails often enough, and I am sure he has won at least once, when his name came out of the cup of chance. I think vouchers from Joanna would be a great idea

TDQ Karen said...

Great cards, I especially like the second one. Shame about what happened with the competition,

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW two "fers". Love the second card - that's the one that tempted me to buy the stamp!!
Off to the dentists shortly - arggggg. Don't mind really, its only a check up - I hope!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, the top one is my fave, those flowers are wonderful

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are truly stunning, I am having a flower die buy at the moment, just bought your little flower die and the other one is next on my list to buy once the car gets through its MOT.
Hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, yet again you deliver the goods. These cards are fantastic I would be delighted to win either. Lol to all lynne m x x x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, first I would like to say a huge Thank You for today's Stunning Cards that are going to be Wednesday Gift but there's even more excitement as there's TWO wonderful Wednesday Gifts, so good luck to who ever wins.
I Love both Cards I really love the White Embossed background of the First, and the Beautiful Flowers and Fantastic Sentiment I so love the Script, and not forgetting those Beautiful Pins.
The Second Card I must say is my favorite I just Love Cards with Black on them and I Truly Love this Stamp and how you've used The Mica Powders it looks Truly Stunning! I Love how you've cut a Circle and brought your sentiment through the centre this looks so effective, thank you for sharing such Awesome Beautiful, Fabulous Cards.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Pam I hope you're ok! Hugs from Sam
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes I hope you're all well, I'm so looking forward to meeting the ones that are going to Ally Pally on the Saturday, I've got a very long list of items I want whether I have enough money is something else Lol! I think it's a tremendous idea that we can support Nick by purchasing vouchers from Joanna Sheen.
Hugs to you all have a great day from Sam

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Both cards are lovely and its a shame that you're no longer doing HC projects anymore. Im guessing people who may have entered the C & C comp just saw someone from Bulgaria and complained as its seemingly against the rules.Not sure why they didn't just explain Nick has a UK address instead of cancelling the whole thing. What a shame.
Ang x

TOB said...

Fabulous cards this morning. Love them both but love the technique of the second. Would love to go to ally pally but too far away from Wales. Take care. Hugs Theresa xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning cards today Sue hard to pick between the two. Love them both for different reasons. Sad about the completion but maybe something really good will come out of even better than the prize that was offered, here's hoping. Good luck Nick and well done you.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - these are two fabulous cards today and I love them both, can't decide which one I like best! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. Think the vouchers are a great idea for Nick and he will be overwhelmed by everyone's generosity. Have a great day - looking forward to Julia's shows. Best wishes

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful and such a elegant cards.
Gr Elly

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, can't pick a favourite.
Donna Jones

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are a delight but for me the white one just edges it.
I think the Joanna Sheen vouchers are a great idea for Nick.
Love Jan x x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Two beautiful but different cards today, thank you they are great.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Two super cards either of which I would love to win. I missed your January show as I was abroad but that background stamp is beautiful and as for the mica flowers.....WOW. Really sorry that you aren't involved with HC anymore as I've loved all of your samples but hey!! we move on to better things and dies!! Sorry to hear about Nick but am not surprised as I don't know about anyone else but i think that C&C is going down the pan except for Julia's shows and yours appears to be the same people time and time again. That's my moan for the day. Hugs Pauline A xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue two lovely cards today, not able to watch Julia but am recording her shows. I think the Joanna Sheen vouchers for Nick are a great idea, he will be able to choose what he needs. Nice to see Wilma today. Take care all have a nice day. Sophy n Gran

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue MUM
Two elegantly stunning cards today, and anyone receiving one would be delighted - I know I would. I shall be watching Julia today
Carol xx

Sue Dix said...

They are both gorgeous cards Sue, but I especially love the black one it's stunning!xx

Sue Dix said...

They are both gorgeous cards Sue, but I especially love the black one it's stunning!xx

gwen70 said...

2 gorgeous cards Sue, will be watching Julia

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 beautiful cards again today.
Denise X

lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue, I hope you are well this fine day.
Todays cards are absolutely stunning, difficult to choose a favourite but I think the first just pipped it! It wasnt just how the gorgeous blue flowers really caught my eye or the background, a real winning combination, all of it!!
Thank you once more for your generosity-both of the gift of a card to two lucky people and more importantly, your time and inspiration. Like everyone else (I would think) I secretly covet a S.W creation. Fingers crossed.
What a shame for Nick and all the other entrants that C&C cancelled the comp and as for Sandy G, how disappointing for you, you'd like to think they would have an effort to find the "lost prize" eh.
Best wishes and a crafty hug to all. Xx

June Horrocks said...

Wow the cards are wonderful imagine winning one of those the black one is stunning sorry about nick but I'm sure he will benifit in the end who wouldn't want to help him love always sue xxxxxxx

lilysmum said...

Oops!! should read have made an effort ;-0

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew. I loooove the heartfelt creation majestic blossoms cards. I bought most of the items in the set its so versatile. I watched u demo the second one and it looked amazing painting with the mica powders. Ill need to get some of those. I'd be more than happy to proudly own either card so ill keep dreaming of one day owing a wow card lol.
Love Tracy from killie x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Both beautiful Sue but i think number one wins it for me today, but i don't want to be put in the draw Sue as i would like everyone else to have that chance please. I will be contacting you for Nicks address as every little bit we can do to help him, helps our future wee crafters that want to learn and want to enjoy themselves as crafting is more about enjoying creating. But i'm being thicker than normal today, why couldn't Nick win it if he has a UK address and why is someone so spiteful to complain about it when he has the "legal requirements" a UK address. Miserable sods, they have successfully denied a group of kiddies the fun of crafting. Is it because Nick was getting all the votes and they were way down the line in their voting camp, as i say miserable selfish greedy horrible person.
I like Sandy G won last year just 2 days before my birthday a piece of jewelery that Sarah, Beaders Companion had made during the show and i am still waiting as we speak for it to come. Contacting C&C via email only resulted in a standard email back saying that they were looking in to it. Still waiting for them to get back to me even after a phone call about something that hadn't been delivered and telling the lady in what ever land they were in about it, nothing so i don't email into the shows any more.
Off my soap box now from a really nice morning up here and my Ochils sitting dreamily in front of me i wish you all have a great day if you can and my thoughts, hugs and prayers with our family that are truly going through the mill at the moment.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great to have a two- fer today. Both cards are stunning and gorgeous, but I think I prefer the first one. It would be a pleasure to own either of them Am I being greedy hoping that I win one after winning on the comment game last week! Sorry that C&C cancelled the competition - can't really see what the issue was if Nick has a UK address as well. Some people just like to spoil things for others I feel. Anyway the Joanna Sheen vouchers seem like a great idea. Do we get them and post to him or is there going to be a central point to send them to? For those who didn't see my second post yesterday, can I say a big thank you for all the kind messages and good wishes following my fall on Monday ( & hubby's too! ). You are such a lovely bunch of people. Feel like I've done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson today & poor hubby has gout!! We look like we are doing synchronised hobbling! Love and hugs to everyone who needs one Alison xxx

Alison Couchman said...

Both cards are stunning - there's not a single, tiny detail I don't like on either of them. It would be fantastic to win either of them.
Hope everyone has a good day.

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue. Just catching up with all your beautiful creations since returning from holiday. Today's cards are stunning, and anyone would be very proud to own them. Good luck to everyone.
Have a great day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such beautiful cards love the colors and style of both .

Elaine H X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Two stunning cards today love the colours.
Amanda x

Craftysusan said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, especially love the second card. I don't normally go for dark cards but the mica paint really makes it special. Enjoy Ally Pally.

Janet k said...

Morning sue, thank you, how lucky are we today 2 cards and so lovely, looking forward to seeing you very soon love Janet k. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love both the cards and would be honoured to own one.
I too am sorry for Nick.
Marion H

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW WEE 2 stunning cards the 1st one is my fav I adore the flowers some thing else on my wish list lol I NEED THEM, good luck to Nick I will try and help him, hugs to all who needs one, hugs Sarah xx

Brooke b said...

Hi Sue beautiful cards. Such a shame for Nick. JB xxxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Two elegant cards today, they are both gorgeous, love the mica painting and the flowers. You are such an inspiration. Shame about the C&C competition, Nick is doing a great thing, I think he and the children will be winners in the end, the voucher idea is the best idea, I will email you later for instructions.
Love and hugs to Pam, Norah, Steph, Tina and anyone else that needs them.
Will be watching Julia.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

It's another WOW! from me today. Two truly stunning cards either one of which I would dearly love to be the "caretaker" of. Thank you for sharing these with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards today. I especially like the background of the second.

Erica x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Tow beautiful cards, would love to win either one.
Shame about Nick but I'm sure he will be better off in the long run.
Have a good day.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, knowing you has certainly made my life Bloom! The two cards for today are super, would be glad to receive either one of them. Shame about the competition, but I think Nick will turn out to be the winner anyway. Take care everyone, Jess x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful cards love them both . love Jean Z xxx

Nikkinoo said...

Morning Sue, Card number one is the one for me, although they are both gorgeous. There is just something about white on white embossing that I just love.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards! I love the way you have used the background stamps.
Veronique L

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes, wow, two giveaways today,we are so spoilt, fingers crossed for us all. Well as for the C&C debacle I'm sure Nick will be so much better off with JS vouchers, the prize from C&C was probably all old stock that doesn't sell, at least this way he can choose items that will be of the most use for the children in his craft group. I think if there was a central collection it would be great, not sure if it can be done on the website or if we all donated to one place so the money could be collected together, perhaps if someone could have a word with JS about this it would be great as he could dip into the balance whenever needed, hope that all makes sense.
Glad everyone is on the mend today, both physically and emotionally thinking of you all xxxx

Jayne S said...

Two stunning cards today colours on both are beautiful. Thanks for sharing these with us.

utilitygirl said...

2 lovely cars as usual Sue. I especially like the gold and lilac, the flower is gorgeous

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Love both of these cards, the second one really sings to me, love the way you have coloured the flowers with Mica.
I would be so happy to be entrusted with the care of either of these cards.
I'm off shopping now but will email you later about vouchers for Nick
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Nora - your comments today really made me smile big-time. I love it when you tell us about your Ochills, it reminds me of my childhood when we went to Glengarriff Co.Cork to visit our grandmother she had a road in front of her house - on the other side of the road and beyond there where mountains (very big hills) such happy memories.
Alison - take it steady and avoid any Mike Tysons!!!

Micky French said...

I love both cards today and would love to win either one.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards today both equally striking and I can't choose a favourite! being away at the time I was unable to vote for Nick but now I can do something positive so will be emailing you, love from Jackie D

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
another two fabulous cards yet again.
Especially the second one exquisite. Have a good day.
Susi x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love both of your cards today and would be over the moon to win either one. The blue flowers on Card number one are beautiful with the lacy background look to it.
Wish I could join everybody at Alexandra Palace but I am unable to go this year. Many years ago I lived fairly close so used to go there regularly.
So happy to have confirmation I was a lucky winner of the comment game last week, thank you so much for your generosity, Sue.
Lesley S
West Sussex

JESSIE said...


SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Such beautiful cards to set off a lovely morning here in Edinburgh.

I am frankly astonished that people complained and that C&C cancelled the competition. I would be intrigued to understand on what grounds they made this decision they have customers/members all over the world who are surely entitled to take part.

The idea of providing vouchers for Joanne's site it an excellent one and I will email you separately.

Many thanks again


terrie said...

Wow, both card turned out so nice..The flowers that you added on the first one is outstanding!
I like th background on the secon card.
Well done Sue!

Good luck to Nick...

Susan White said...

Both are lovely cards and anyone would be delighted to give either one a home. My personal favourite is the black and lavender card, but the white is great too. Thanks, Susan x

sue said...

Hi,Sue these cards are really classy looking,thanks again for your inspiration.Luv Sue H

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
What a stunningly beautiful '2 fer' today. I love both cards equally...the gorgeous bue and white of the first one and the beautiful cloisone effect of the second.

Love Sheila xx

Wendys Little Nest Crafts said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue and thanks for the opportunity to receive one of them. Blessings to everyone and have a good day xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Love both of the cards,We are so lucky to get the chance to win one of your lovely creations.
Wish I was going to Ally Pally!!

Jan Ltc said...

2 Amazing cards. I would love to receive either. Good luck everyone xx Jan

Kate's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful.
So sorry to hear about Nick.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both your cards today, you are so generous, but really really like the happy birthday background stamp!!
Sorry to hear about Nick and the competition
Best wishes, Pat

Cathy Davidson said...

Good morning Sue
Such beautiful cards, colours are perfect, I wish I had some of your creativity and style
Hugs Cathy xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

The 1st card is just so amazing!
I love everything about it.
The colors, the embossed background, the gorgeous flowers and the bow.
Perfection :)
The 2nd card is also beautiful. I love the background flowers stamp, the big flower and the lavender color.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today. I love both of them. Whoever wins will be very lucky.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

hollyberry said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful and who wouldn't be honored to own either of them.Such a shame about Nick and how mean spirited of those who complained and C&C for going back on what they had said.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today. I especially like the black one as I actually have the last one. love how you have added dimension by doing the happy birthday separately. I also like how you have added a black rim round the outside of the flowers on the outside. Anyone would be over the moon to win one of your cards Sue. By looking at your blog Sue, you would have thought that crafty people were a caring and sharing lot. But not apparently the ones who enter a C & C competition. They must have been jealous of all the votes he was getting. How narrow minded are some people, and this was for such a good cause as well. Hugs today for everyone who needs one today.

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I love both of these cards but I think the black one is my favourite. I'm sure I could find a home for one of them

Well C&C have done it again. It is a shame there isn't another craft channel as their Customer Service is never the best. I do think Nick will be better off with JS vouchers. All the presenters are more than happy to read out Nck's E Mails.

Would love to go to Ally Pally but unfortunately due to ill health I cannot stand for too long so shows are a no no now for me. Hope everyone has a great time and enjoys spending lots.
Helen xx

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue.
Really beautiful cards and very generous of you to give away two. I would so love to display either of them.
Sorry to hear about Nick and the comp. that's really bad in c&c part. So much for there saying it's all about there members.
Debra. X

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

beautiful cards sue, and js vouchers is a brill idea for nick i love your cards sue your an inspirations to all xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my god, oh my god, this first card here is just sooooooooooooooooo stunning. They´re both really gorgeous, but i MUST ADMIT, THAT THE FIRST ONE HERE, JUST JUMPED RIGHT INTO MY HEART, AS SOON AS i SAW IT, IT´S SOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING AND STUNNING AND AND AND HA HA HA

Floss said...

Hi again Sue,
On the issue of Nick. Would it be better if we all contributed to one sauce so that Nick could receive the vouchers as a block instead of in dribs and drabs from different people.Just a thought.X

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew.
Two absolutely beautiful cards today I really love the flowers on the first one. It would be wonderful to win one of these and thank you for the opportunity.
Shame about Nick and the competition but I'm sure he's going to be better off this other way with the vouchers.
Big hugs to everyone who needs them.
Sue C x

Sioux P said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards as always particularly like the white embossing on the first one and the flowers are really lovely. Like the black on the periwinkle card. Lovely name for a card colour.The mica powders look really beautiful on the second.
Thanks as always.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, bith stunning cards that anyone would be delighted to win, have a great day Elaine x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, how lucky are we to have two cards today!!
I feel very sad for the people that took the time to make cards for C&C competition.
I can't afford a lot but am willing to get a voucher for Nick. How will it work Sue?
Pam, hope you're doing ok.
Hugs to all that need one.

jane stillman said...

Two gorgeous cards, especially love the first one with those fabulous flowers. Such a pity that the competition had to be cancelled - hopefully they will get things right next time xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, what a treat today. Two gorgeous cards. I think I am drawn to the first one more but both stunning. Kind regards Joanne K x

lindyloo12 said...

Wow wow wow, two absolutely brilliant cards, as we have come to expect but the second one is probably my most favourite card ever. It is absolutely beautiful and I don't know how you can dare to give it away Sue! I am glad you are though obviously :-) What a shame about the competition.

Janhass said...

Hi Sue
Two delightful cards, how lucky are we to have a twofer. You never cease to amaze me with your ideas. ;-)

Chris Kelly said...

Ooh I can't decide which one I like the best. I think the black one is stunning but I do love the flower stamp and die.
Crafty hugs
Chris K

ladyweir said...

Morning Sue, Wow you have made two gorgeous cards that I am sure anyone would be thrilled to receive, I know I would if lucky enough to be on the receiving end.

Robin said...

Two lovely floral cards, they go well with the sunshine and blue sky I have outside my window at work at the moment.

CraftyJo said...

Both lovely cards Sue, I especially like the second one :)

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
OOOHHH these two cards are really eye catching and colourful.I have watched julia this morning and I love the new paints.
Carol xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. I do love both. The floral white heat embossing background of the first with those beautifully made flowers. The second card the beautiful stamped roses. I must buy those stamps and dies.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue!

I love the flowers on the first one and I really like the technique of using pica powders to make a paint to colour the flowers on the second card. They are both beautiful.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sue B said...

Two gorgeous cards today, would be hard pressed to choose a favourite. Just seen the new CS paints on C&C & need them ALL, hope there is some left by the Sunday of Ally Pally. Sue x

Carole Ballsom said...

Lovely as ever Sue they are stunning.

Vie Carter said...

Love todays cards, caught Julia this morning and loved all the new goodies she dem'd

Would love to win one of these beautiful cards


Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I just love these stamps and dies. The flowers are so pretty and versatile, fitting virtaully any occasion. I so enjoy the daily treat, thank yiu.
Sonia x

nannapat said...

Two stunning cards Sue - your flowers are always soooo perfect! Pat x

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love your work.

-Kathy Hogan

Jill Liddle said...

Two lovely cards today.

Ann said...

Both cards are beautiful and I would not mind receiving either one of them. I especially like the first one with the depth factor and all. Love getting your blog each day! TFS

Mollie Martindale said...

Dear Sue. Two such lovely cards anyone would be honoured to received them they would go in a special place so every one could admire them.I have looked on your blog each morning for such a long time it makes a good start to the day. See you later.

Mollie Martindale said...

Dear Sue. Two such lovely cards anyone would be honoured to received them they would go in a special place so every one could admire them.I have looked on your blog each morning for such a long time it makes a good start to the day. See you later.

Anonymous said...

Hi Momma and all lovely sisters here today : )
I'll take all the hugs you all give today, thank you so much, I hurt bad today, who would think making invites would make a persons body scream out this much - pathetic woman ! And still not finished ! Tina, I dont know how you managed with all of your wedding stationary etc for Clare my hat goes off to you, and Pam, a fulltime job too, phew !
I too am sorry you will no longer be showing HC stamps Mom, as they are something I never got round to adding to my small craft collection, you work wonders and I adore ALL you do xx
Two beautiful cards today, they have brightened my day Sue thank you and I shall have 2 very lucky sisters by Saturday : )
Nick WILL come out on top after all this competition craziness Im sure, I for one will send a JS gift voucher, it wont be much, I just hope that put together with other vouchers he will be able to chose what he wants that will be most useful and helpful to him and his budding future crafters.
Good on ya Nick, we will stand by you as much as we can xx
Poor Julia sounds all full of cold today, bless her.
Im going to have to go and move around before my bones seize up for the day.
Sending sisterly hugs to all and a BIG hug to our Momma : )
Love you all.
Lancashire Sore Steph xxxxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Not too sure about the black bow on card number one but otherwise both cards are amazing.

What a disappointment for Nick and his good cause.
Shame on you C&C. You always manage to put yourselves forward for votes, well I won't be voting for you the next time.

Hope lots of people can spare a little to donate via Joanna's place.
I'm down off my soap box now!!!
Margaret O

Anonymous said...

TWO beautiful cards today Sue. Lovely to have the chance to win either. Could I just say how mean spirited people are to complain re. Nick entering the competition. Well they have lost the chance for anyone to win now As an expat myself I understand you recommending Joanna Sheen's site. I buy a lot of my crafty items from her because there are others who want exorbitant amounts of money for the smallest item. If lovely Joanna can manage it why can't others? I have to say there are some who charge a reasonable postage as well, Creative Crafting World to name just one. Gripe over!! Loved Julia's show by the way. Loved the new paints. Ann (France)

Pattyb said...

WOW, Sue, both cards are Gorgeous. I would be honored to receive either one of them. I Love all the special effects you include on your cards!
Blessings, Pat

Sue Crease said...

Wow, two beautiful cards again. What a chance for someone to win one too. Love both but the first is so pretty.
Sue. C

Myra from Florida said...

They are both amazing. Would give one a very good home. Myra from Florida

Anonymous said...

HI Sue,
Two lovely cards today, would love to win either one. Love your color combinations. I like how you always do the pierce borders, so I have tried doing them, not as nice as yours, suppose because my cards are not as big as yours, most of my cards are A2 size, but made 5x7 size to do the border.
Thanks Suefor all the lovely cards and videos, sure are helpful.
Yvonne N.

Leanne said...

Both gorgeous cards. But I love the second one more as those are my favorite colors.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card although I love the lighter of the two more as this is more my style. But both are gorgeous. I'm sure anyone would love to receive these cards.


Janice Wallace said...

Please don't make me chose, love them both and would be very happy to give either a home.
Janice W

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards both, if I had to pick I'd choose the second one, which is beautifully elegant and such lovely colours. My birthday this Sunday so I'm going to keep my fingers and toes crossed that I'm one of the lucky ones this week...

Myra P said...

Hi Sue
Hi Everyone,
I love both of today's cards but the second one just edges it! It is really like cloisonné . I'm sure lots of people would find it hard to believe that it is made by stamping! The mica powders are gorgeous - but it is your talent Sue, which shines through!
My ivory embossing powder arrived today!
So sorry about Nick and the Competition, however ,this way he will chose what he actually needs/ likes and he doesn't get masses of stuff arriving at once!
C&C does itself no favours sometimes, but they need to understand "people power" particularly when you add what seems like injustice to the mix. This is a super Blog - have said it before - but it's so true!
Children need to be encouraged to do more than play computer games!
Sending love to all who are suffering today. Sorry but the synchronised hobbling did make me laugh.
I can't help leaving a comment! Sorry ! However as I won two weeks ago do not wish to be entered in Draw.
Love to all crafting friends,

karenlotty said...

Love both cards love how the mica pops on the black I think I'm going to play with that this afternoon as I'm home alone At least I have control of the remote! I will definitely do the voucher idea for Nick I will email you for his address I'm disappointed re comp for him but it did make me angry that they were offering such a big prize to only those with the machine compared to the other comp I saw Sorry to moan but I just thought it was unfair in the first place

Sonia Jones said...

Love today cards they are both stunning.
It was a shame about the competition and I hope the complainers are truly satisfied now! The result is that Nick is still a winner! And the rest are just sore losers!! Hugs Sonia x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's offering's , would like to win either.

You are very generous sending a box of goodie's for Nick.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, what stunning cards today, I particularly like the first one and would ADORE walking up and down the road, into shops and stopping at bus stops showing people my WIN from the one and only Sue Wilson. I like others love the quality of the stamps and dies and will be sorry not to see you using them again.

As for C & C I am disgusted by them and in particular the person or people who complained. Wonder if C & C would be so quick to stop taking product orders from Nick. Don't think so. Who would prevent
a child from having the chance to learn and appreciate something new. Unless you have been in some of the poorer parts of these countries you would not realise what a difference it would make to a child. When I was in Romania with my job, the children were so poor that they stood and watched people eat in the hope that they dropped a bit, I bet they never had any chance of crafting.

You know Sue your Wilsonettes are really Angels in disguise, willing to help anyone in trouble or hurting. We are lucky to be part of your family.
Sorry rant over.
Will be in touch re voucher.

lorraine - scotland

Lynn Hardy said...

Both are gorgeous cards and I'd be very happy to rehome either for you!
It's a shame about the C&C debacle - they will have alienated a lot of people now. At least there are still some decent people here who will help Nick and his excellent cause.

suejimbel said...

Whenever you have a giveaway my finger goes numb scrolling to the bottom of the list!! Would love to win either of these Sue - white or black, black or white!

Jeanie said...

Two gorgeous cards

LoraineC said...

Two gorgeous cards, you spoil us x

Helen Barker said...

Two gorgeous cards today.Love them both.
Helen Bx

samantha wade said...

wonderful 2 heartfelt creations cards, we are so lucky, thanks Sue, they are both truly beautiful, xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Well, it looks as if Nick is going to win out in the end which is wonderful. Silly C&C - the number of times they get it wrong is amazing. However, it is fun to be able to watch the fabulous demonstrations all day if time only allowed. Both of your cards are quite simply amazing and of course I join with everyone else in saying that they would be treasured. Thank you for your blog - just in case I sometimes forget to mention it - we all love catching up every single day. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

SusanP, Kent said...

How lucky are we to have two cards on 'giveaway' today? Both are beautiful, but admit a slight preference for the first because of the lovely black-edged periwinkle flowers! Thank you for your generosity.

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

stunning cards again today Sue,anyone would be over the moon to win such gorgeous works of art.

Anne Daily said...

Beautiful as usual. I have bought some of your lovely dies and am so much enjoying playing with them. Will try and replicate one of your cards. Though won't be as perfect as yours. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards , can't decide between them they are both stunning the mica paint really shines , I bet they're even more stunning in person ( you know what I mean ) .

I agree with everything that's been said about C&C and the Nick saga . Just a thought wouldn't it work out more cost effective for Joanna to collect all the donations for Nick and send the vouchers in a bulk post or have a kitty held there for him ? She could give a date for the donations to be collected by giving everyone time if they wish to donate. Hope this makes sense .
Love and hugs to you Sue and thank you so much for a chance of winning one of your masterpieces, and love and hugs to all wilsonettes

Jean D xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes from a very wet & windy Broadstairs,
Woopy two fer TWO STUNNERS Sue they are both gorgeous I love the background ,flowers & the periwinkle card love that colour of the first ,the second with the black card & background stamp how you painted with the mica powder it's just beautiful.
Sue you are sooo kind giving away two of your works of art.
Thank you love & hugs Lynda Brock xxx

Sending love & hugs to Pam x,Steph,Tina Norah & any one who needs them. Xxx
Alison hope you & hubby are soon on the mend you both take care xx
Love & hugs to all the Wilsonetts family xxx

Rosie said...

Two great cards Sue. I cannot pick which is my favourite as they are both gorgeous....

Have a great day....

Jeanie said...

A Gorgeous card Pam .

A great idea sending Nick a voucher

Carol Morgan said...

Great cards Sue very elegant Love Carol

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue, I think the first one is my favourite, but the second one is so dramatic. Love them both. I'm so pleased I have these flowers too. I haven't used them on my Mothers Day card but I have used one of your ribbon dies, striplet and a spellbinder too. Take care. Xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

Wow two stunning cards today. I must have a go at painting with my mica powders, it looks so cool.

BlueRose said...

Good Morning Sue,

Both cards are stunning in their own way. The first one is delicate and elegant, just right for a female, and the second is also beautiful, but handsome, just right for a male. I love the colors used, blue being my favorite. With two chances, maybe I may win one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Gosh, two today!!! I do love beautifully crafted paper flowers and both cards are just great. Those mica powders used on the black card for the cloisonne effect are stunning for a very different background. Someone is going to be very lucky.

lritchie said...

Oh my, what beautiful cards- as they always are. Love your videos and the inspiration for us crafters out here.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I seem to have lost a day somewhere. I'm sure I was here yesterday but apparently not. Yesterday's card was beautiful and I like today's cards very much but I really, really, like the second one. The colours are so striking.

So sorry for everyone that is sad or hurting, we certainly seem to be a bit accident prone. Crafty hugs to you all.

I think the idea for Joanna to have a 'pot' for Nick is an excellent one. I know she is a very busy lady but it would save her having to send out loads and loads of vouchers and I am sure Richard could come up with a way of letting us donate.

I'll be back again tomorrow as long as I don't lose it somewhere first :)


Carol S. said...

Two gorgeous cads Sue. Difficult to choose a favourite. So I won't try!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

hotpotato said...

Lovely cards but my favourite is the second one which is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Sue

i do lije the black glitter on the flowers in the first and painting with mica powders is something i always forget to do.

All i can say is boo hoo to create and craft. Shame on them.

irene Allen

Hazel said...

Two beautiful cards Love them both. Hazel x

Olive Ann Jones said...

love both of the cards Sue but prefer the one on the black card, which background did you use for that please because it is so effective and really stands out with the gold mica. xx

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the what you have done to the flowers on the top card but my favorite is the second card. Might have to try something similar with stamps I have
karen xx

Helen Jones said...

hi sue both cards are beautiful would be privallige to receive one of your master pieces .

Craftycatty said...

Two beautiful examples Sue, love them. I'm gonna try stamping onto coloured card for the flowers......... looks lovely. thanks

Julie Smith said...

Hi Sue
Two brilliant cards today, I especially love the first one. Will have a go at doing the white on white with the majestic blooms stamp.

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