Thursday, 3 April 2014

Pearl Congratulations


Hi bloggers!  Today's video is a rather short one (by my standards) and I hope you can find a few minutes to sit and enjoy it.  There is a great technique for using the Spanish Collection dies and getting a completely different look from them.  I hope I have piqued your interest!  Since this card was shown during the sneak peeks in Feb., I have added a second card below to the post for you too.

Buy from Joanna Sheen









             

  The second card today was a bit of an experiment as I just wondered what it would look like if I scribbled with my Distress Markers onto coconut white card and spritzed them with water so they bled a bit.  I decided to go a bit further so I dried them well and then stamped over them with the Butterfly from the Justrite stamp set called Butterfly Kisses using a Black Archival ink pad.  I added the sentiment which was from the Vintage Rose Labels Seven stamp set by Justrite.  Then, of course, I had to see what it would look like covered in a bit of bling so I added a sticky adhesive sheet to it and covered it in the Iced Snow.  I matted and layered it all in white with some piercing around it and it was finished in about ten minutes!  Fun and quick, you can't beat that!  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.

Don't forget to tune in to see Julia Watts in action today at 9am and 3pm on Create and Craft tv .  She has some brand new lovely stamps to show off as well!  All for now, Sue x







200 comments:

Pam said...

Fab cards, Tina, I hope your toenail is feeling a bit better now. Try not to stress about the wedding, I know its difficult but you have had such a hard time lately you dont want to make yourself ill for the wedding. It will be a glorious day

Vick said...

Oh wow Sue both cards are absolutely stunning, i love the lilac one as its my colours but i love the sparkly bright one too, it looks sugar coated!!! hugs and have a good day, Vick xx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Amazing, spectacular love the butterfly and the squiggles are simple but so effective and I must have a practice later.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Cameeli xx

Lorraine Thompson said...

Love both cards they are different to each other but both are fab xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue you have spoilt us again with two cards! Love them both. Love the effect with the distress markers! Love Jean xxx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers,
Two great cards this morning, will watch video later as off to the railway station to drop hubby off so he can go out with friends tonight and drink beer, then need to get myself ready for work. Have a great day everyone.
Sally x

Carole Z said...

Wow Sue, two stunning cards, but I especially like the rainbow effect on the second one..I love that effect! Off to watch the video now, hug Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

As ever, great video Sue, thankyou. Do like the Spanish collection and this is a very elegant card. Love your squiggle effect butterfly card, so cheerful. Can feel a 'try' coming on.

'P'in Wales

Tina , what a disaster of a day you had. Hope the toe calms down soon and the stress level!

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue Thank you.
The cards are beautiful love the butterfly one. I shall watch the video later, Take care all Kitty

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. The first is elegant and sophisticated. But my favourite is the stunning glittery butterfly card. Just fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. My you do spoil us~ 2 gorgeous cards again!I love them both but the 'rainbow' and butterfly is my absolute favourite! Hugs,
Maggie x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
You are spoiling us with two cards the cards are stunning your new dies are to die for must try and get them all thank you Tracy w x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning everyone. Sue, you are totally spoiling us this week with all the "extra" cards you are showing us. I love the Spanish collection but the effects on the second card are fantastic - especially the bling!.
Sue xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, really lovely cards, totally different but each has its own merits, the 2nd one is so bright and cheerful, it made me smile. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Two very different cards today but they are beautiful both for different reasons. The first is clean, simple and elegant the second is bright, fun and easy and we could all do with a one of those now and then. Will be watching julia later to see what she has got for us today. Have a great day sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue two very different cards but i lkke them both i love the dies on the first one. And the second one because its different. Off to watch the video now so take care xxx

Debs A

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful Two-fers today :) The Spanish Colection card (showing blue/white on my screen) is gorgeous , I'm looking forward to seeing the video. I love the Rainbow technique (don't know what to call it) I think this will become a really useful and popular technique. Thank you for the extra cards Sue. X for Pam and poor Tina, I hope today is a better day for you! Take care.

Annie said...

Morning Sie, lovely, lovely cards, ooooh your dies are gorgeous.... Adore the butterfly card, wish my experiments turned out like that!!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue -love both of these - will watch video later with a cuppa
Rgs
Clare W

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Two fantastic cards today
really love the first one I'm sure you
showed the butterfly one before I think you
demo'd it on C&C a long time ago but I really
like it fab.
Nancyd xx

Eemeli said...

My first thoughts were that such a nice and calm creation ...but then the
second one popped out screaming bright colors! What a wake-up call :)
Love both of them, the calmness on the first one and the sparkle on the
second one. Fab work!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Rachel Taylor said...

Wow they are both fab . I love the butterfly one what a great idea i shall try that today ! Thanks for sharing !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Gail said...

Good morning All,
Great video Sue, loved the card, you made it look so so easy! Really like your second card, with the butterfly!
Gail Cx

doreenj said...


What a good idea for the butterfly card, and I love the colours on the first!!!

Doreen x

floss said...

Hi sue,
Two very different cards today. The first one is a Sue Wilson special. You spoil us. X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's could't be more different, they are both gorgeous. I will watch the video later. Will you let us know how much money is sent over to Nick? Have a great day. Love Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love the Spanish collection card, so calm and pretty. I saw the butterfly when you did it on C & C it is very striking. If I did that it would look like something a two year old had done.

Love Rosemarie xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Well,there's two diametrically opposed designs but both lovely.
Have a great day.
Ang x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
wow ... what a pair of fab cards I love these and the one with the that butterfly stamp on I adore that stamp so pretty .. hugs sarah xx

kitty davies said...

Hi Sue just watched the video, brilliant as usual thank you Kitty

Anonymous said...

Pretty, Pretty. Love them both. Thanks Mabex

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two lovely cards today, gorgeous colours, gorgeous die-cuts on the first one, and the second one, the distress squiggles are so, so effective.
Have a lovely day.
I'm looking forward to Julia's shows today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Love these two very different cards!
Another twofer-we are being spoilt this week,
XxRuth

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely cards today, both great. I do rather like the second one though. It maybe the butterfly as I love them. Enjoy the day all.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today, we have been spoilt yet again.
I have just been asked for a wedding card and a pearl anniversary card going to the same family so will be getting your dies out later as first it is shopping with Mum then the cemetery to place flowers for my MIL birthday and hubby having a bad time with his back this week and it is not easing.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Suejimbel said...

One real 'Sue' card and one not you! But I like them both , the coloured one brightened my day!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I loved the video and your ideas to use your dies differently. All your background dies are so pretty and useful. Each card is beautiful in its own way thanks for the ideas
Hugs x
Heather T

Wendy Perkins said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters, love the cards as always. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Have a great day everyone

Xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different cards, love them both, I think the bright butterfly one is such a fun card.
Thank you for another great video.
Lydia
X

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, "WOW WOW WOW" The Video is Fabulous thank you so much for the Tremendous Techniques, I so love it when you show us all different ways to use the Dies, I Loved the Colours you used the Perewinkle is so soft but I love how you use Black to Mat and Layer as it makes it really stand out, I love how you created the Die into a square it's Fantastic how you look at your Dies and see them in so many different ways.
What a Beautiful Second Card if I did that it wouldn't look like yours I've got that Stunning Butterfly so I may give this a try, this is why I Truly Love your Blog you'll try different things and they've always been
Absolutely Stunning.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes I really hope you're all well, I hope the Sun comes shining through as it's quite dreary at present where I live.
Hugs to you All from Sam

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love both cards
I am really tempted to get some more of your dies
Pat x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Well, I love both cards, but think the first one is my favourite as I love lilac. The butterfly card is also lovely and I love the background with the distress inks, will give this a try. Going out today for son's 50th birthday lunch, I really don't know where the years have gone to. Have a great day everyone
Hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Rosie said...

Thanks for those two very different cards. Will watch the video later when time permits!

TDQ Karen said...

I love your second card experiment, great idea and the card is so bright and cheerful. And the first is just my colours, great layout, just beautiful

Joan D said...

Two cards? How do you manage it? Will watch video later and I have some of Spanish dies so will have a go with them. Have a great day x x x

Jan.moogie said...

Loved the video and the gorgeous card Sue and the 2nd card is wow. A great play piece must try it some time.xx

Alice G said...

Morning Sue, your dies are just gorgeous. I really like the periwinkle colours and the way you changed the shape of the die which makes it even more versatile. I really value all the ideas and techniques you bring us. You are a star!
Alice xx

hollyberry said...

Love both cards today but the second one stands out as it is so different from your usual.

Debbie Tinks said...

2 lovely cards Sue ...happy crafting ....

Ann said...



Hi Sue

WOW 2 cards today we are so lucky

1st one is so elegant gorgeous....

2nd one is such fun I will try this technique with the Grandchildren they will love making rainbow's then the stamping bit will be interesting lol looks fab with the snow all blingey so bright and cheerful.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nattyboots said...

Lovely cards Sue ,i like them both equally

Take care
Elaine H X

Lisa Hilder said...

Hi all. Loving the second card sue, think I will give that a go. Thanks as always for the inspiration. Lisa x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I very much enjoyed our get together this morning in your craft room and today's gift is definitely scrumptous.
I have now decided upon my next purchase and it is going to be today's background die. Until I saw the finished product - cut and out of the die - I couldn't visualise how delicate and beautiful it is.
Beautiful colours today too.
Off now to place my order - hope Joanna Sheen has it in stock.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Susan White said...

What a contrast between the two styles of cards - I love the butterfly one, but maybe would prefer it without the glitter! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Two fabulous cards today, and so different!!
It is always good to experiment. You never know until you try!
Have a wonderful day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
two stunning cards today. I will have to watch the video later, as I shall be in Southmoor most of the morning. two different cards today. Both cards are very different but both equally gorgeous. I wonder if you can do the squiggle technique with promarkers?, as I don't have any distress markers. I shall experiment Sue just like you.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love them both xx hazel

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Wow two very different cards but both stunning. Really love your dies Sue. It's great to see the different techniques as it helps feed our own creative juices.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
Both cards are stunningly beautiful, two cards Sue, you are spoiling us
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely cards today, will need to watch video later as I am off out soon but will take the time to watch later. Thanks for sharing your cards are just beautiful. Hugs to all who need one today. Sophy n Gran

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue and everyone
Two lovely cards and just love the simplicity of the butterfly one. I will have to try this one when I need a quick card. Thanks again Sue - the video was great!
Hugs to all
Sue C xx

La said...

Oooh, Sue, another twofer. You are really spoiling us these days. I love the butterfly one particularly, but they are both beautiful.

June Horrocks said...

Love the cards sue and the vidio thank you for sharing have a lovely day love always June xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for 2 cards - love them both.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two cards today what a treat. My favourite though is the second one - I love butterflies.
Beverley W

Alison Couchman said...

I love the intricacy and detail of the first card - totally a Sue card. I think the second one is fan. It's fun and such a happy card. Shows us your playful side.
Alison

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Great video, thanks for sharing the invaluable tips with us. Your dies are beautiful, love the delicate look of the first card, the periwinkle blue is so calming, then WOW the second card pops up and gives my eyes a bright treat, love the squiggles and bling.
Hugs to Pam and Tina, hope your toe is better.
Watching Julia as I type.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful cards. I must say I love the butterfly card. Simple but truely stunning. Thank you for telling me about today's show. I nearly missed it
Have a lovely day all.
Debra x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, sneeked a peek before my next meeting. Great video thanks for sharing, it has given me some ideas for the place names at my son's Wedding!!

My voucher for Nick has been confirmed by Joanna Sheen's team!!

Have a great day

Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow, two cards again! They are so different but I love them both.
I think the first is my favourite as I love the Spanish Collection dies but the second card is great for a reasonably quick card.
Looking forward to watching the video later today.
Love from
Lesley S
West Sussex

Rosie said...

Vow, Sue, two absolute stunning cards. I love the technique on the butterfly card. Must try that one out, TFS. Loved the video too....
Have a lovely day.....

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards today, love the butterfly. Watching Julia as I type. Take care everyone Jess xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Your top card with the white, blue and black is beautiful Sue and the touch of black is just enough to make it pop. The second card is typical of the type of weather we get here in the UK, snowing when it's now into the warmer season and the butterflies are going around. It's different from your normal Sue, but so pretty. I love how the colours have run so that it is more designer. Simple yet beautiful and plain in the very loosest sense of the word as there it is anything but plain.
Tina flower, being in pain is a norm for us and we cope with it, but someone coming and taking half your toenail off is a very different, eye watering, oouching pain entirely. Oh how i hope you are in better foot form soon and you are anything bar a wimp. I so hope that that pain calms down soon for you. Your poor daughter must be in bits with worry about her dresses as it is coming up fast. You're trying to keep a lid on the anger pot as you are not wanting to upset her anymore than she is already, but i think we can all understand what you are going through. My own wedding was a hoot from start to finish. Cake was won in charity auction and came the night before instead of week and was the wrong one. Baker & wife had split up that week so my cake went else where. My 2(1 future unmarried sister in law) bridesmaids decided they weren't getting measured for their dresses after buying 4 different colours to suit them all. The 2 flower girls(hubby's neice's) the oldest had been slimming doing great until SIL fed neice on McD's and new dress had to be made 2 weeks before wedding. Dog ate my headdress & bouquet. Cleaned everywhere apart from the ridge under the bannister marking my long ivory gloves so had to carry them. Wedding car 30 mins late couldn't find wedding ribbon for car. Eldest flower girl tried to jump the slushy puddle and landed in the middle,home to be bathed and shoes, dress & cape to be washed, dried & ironed before returning. Doc called for mum at midnight as bleeding from stomach, injection then, back at 2am and 6sm for more. As i say i had a wonderful wedding, guess what number i live at????? Lucky white heather anyone?
Fame01, Sarah hope the wee lass is ok and recovers quickly.
Have a great day everyone and i hope to see you tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Gleochil)

Sandra said...

Good Morning, Two treats today,I am about to sit and watch the video, Sue I love the videos, they are brilliant, its like having you here!
So much easier to watch a technique than understand an explanation.
off for a cuppa and a watch,
hugs
Sandra xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards today. The first card is gorgeous using your lovely dies. The second card too is gorgeous and is so different and looks very modern. Thanks for your video, I do look forward to watching all your videos.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. These cards are lovely in their own way. But .. that butterfly and squiggle card is something I just have to have a play with later. Don't have the pens so will try with ink pads, a bit of water and a mister and see what I come up with. Will also try with just a touch of sparkles instead of doing the whole page. All I need now is the time! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!

They are so different from each other, but they are both lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

weefortune said...

GM Sue

Two very different cards but both fab, have a great day E x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

It's extremely foggy here (yet again) in South Yorkshire but what better way to brighten my day than to see two such beautiful cards. Once again I shall have to watch the video a little later but in the meantime thank you for sharing these with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Two amazing cards and another great video today. I love what you do with your dies. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
To fantastic cards and another brilliant video, I love your background dies Sue, they are stunning - I like using my background dies as you have done on your video, but if you want to cut them out Matting Basics B is just the right size.
Have a good day everyone, I am off to see youngest grandchild play her violin at school as part of the soundstart program!
Take care love Brenda xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two wonderful cards today (although my favourite was the blue/white one) and a great video. I'm loving what you are doing with your dies Sue and my Californian decorative frames has just arrived this morning...I love what you can did with this on a previous video.
Many thanks again for all the inspiration you give us.

Love Sheila xx

Anne Crawford said...

Two very different cards but both stunning in their own way,I love the Spanish dies but don't have any of them YET ! Will watch the video when I get home tomorrow .Norah I'm sorry but I fell about laughing at some of your pre wedding disasters! It reminded me of similar happening to me but as I'm having to cut my comments short I won't go into details now. Hugs to all xo

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the cards.

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW both cards today are really beautiful. The first one is so elegant and gorgeous and the second one is fresh and fun but still very beautiful, and I actually like it a lot.

gwen70 said...

Two totally different cards but they are both lovely

sued99 said...

Lovely cards today. I like both but think I prefer the first one.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Sue, two really different cards today but both gorgeous in their own way! I love the first one - it is just so very you! It has become very me but needless to say I can't make them like that! The second one is so cheerful and as I have the butterfly will definitely give it a whirl! Will have to watch video later. Will certainly be watching Julia - although not the Live Shows as am off today to do some crafts in a Care Home with the Residents! We have good fun and those who can't participate enjoy watching the fun!
Oh Tina, what a day you had yesterday! All that stress is not good for you but you already know that! So sorry about your toe - ouch - hope it stops throbbing very soon! Trust bridesmaids dresses problem solved today!
Brenda I hope you have a super time listening to your granddaughter play her violin. You never know - you may have a budding violinist there.
Have a good day, Sue and everyone and take care!
Love Myra

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Brenda, SORRY said granddaughter - you said grandchild! Should read more carefully! Apologies!
Love Myra x

Laura O said...

two fab cards today,like the bright feel to the second one and the dies are great in the first card .Laura O

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Super cards, love the mix of dies and how you adapt them to fit, and the bling encrusted distressed rainbow card is stunning.
Donna Jones

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Two very different but both cards are really beautiful the first is so rich and the second is a reminder that although the weather is so cold summer is coming...I hope!
Tina look at the plus side your toe, ouch! has 2 more days to recover before the wedding and the later the dresses arrive the less chance the bridesmaids have to gain or loose weight. Remember have some 'Tina time' each day and take things easy or at least try!
I do know what you are going through been there and got the tee shirt twice over. Do hope Summer the cat is improving.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love the periwinkle/ white card and will watch the video later. Your second card looks like fun but I doubt my squiggles would look as good as yours!!
Best wishes, Pat

Anonymous said...

As I wasn't a Follower in Feb the first card is new to me, Sue, so I am glad it has made an appearance today. It's gorgeous. I love the layering & colours & thanks for the video. The butterfly card has great sparkle for a photo too.
Adstar

lynda said...

Good morning Sue & the lovely Wilsonettes
Great video today woopy I have all the dies you have used background one came yesterday + basic B set from Joanna,so thank you for your technique's &will be trying it later.the colours are beautiful.
The second card I love it's so cool with the scribble colours the butterfly & glitter technique brilliant love & hugs Lynda Brock xx
Pam love hugs as always take care xx
Ooo ouch Tina hope your toe gets better soon hugs xx
Love & hugs to all bloggers see you all tomorrow Lynda xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic, It's video day !! I loved your video today and the card you made was just gorgeous !! Black, white and Periwinkle blue, what a beautiful combination of colours Sue. I have fallen in love with Periwinkle blue at the moment. We'll your new dies that you used today Sue are certainly dies to die for !! They are all gorgeous and are all on my great long wish list !! I really loved all of them. I am still patiently waiting to try and get my hands on them at Alley Palley but you are not making it easy for me Sue. I want them all NOW !!!!! I hate waiting !! Hubby keeps teasing me saying if I buy stuff now I will have less money to spend at Alley Palley so I am sitting on my hands.
I love the idea of cutting the die in half to make a square instead of a rectangle. Such a simple but genius idea !!! One I would never have thought of. I really love everything about this card and when I can get hold of the dies I will be having a go at this one.
I really like your bright colourful butterfly card to but I do not have any distress markers. I may try it with my ink pads using the same technique as Maggie (without a bow.) I really like to add depth to my cards and I think I would make a second butterfly to stick on top of the first for some dimension. I love the iced snow to. Another Item for my Alley Palley list !! Thanks Sue, you are so clever !!

Pam, sending you a big hug today, I hope you are ok.
Tina, Hang on in there and I hope you recover soon and your Wedding problems get sorted out !! x x x

Norah, I loved reading your comments about your Wedding day !! I hope you have a lovely day love Tres x x x
To Sue and all the Wisonettes, I hope you have a lovely day today lots of love Tres x x x

rachel said...

very elegant first card and I love the effect on the butterfly one - fabulous xx

Tres said...

Brenda, I hope you have a lovely day listening to your granddaughters violin playing !! Take care. Lots of love Tres x x x

Maureen Bleay said...

Sue I bet you had fun making this 2nd card. Its just great and the 1st one is absolutely Granada to a tee if you get my drift. I just loved the card (and Granada!!). Next on my purchase list I feel is the rest of the Spanish collection because there are so many ways to use the dies thanks to you. Hugs Maureen

CraftyJo said...

Love that experimental card - simple yet quite stunning :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards - Thank You. I love them both. I love the versatility of your new dies - brilliant. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well today you have give me a few new Things to try,
And I will try them later today,
Love the cards, crafty hugs Julie xx

terrie said...

Both cards are beautiful and glad to see another video from you...
The glitter butterfly is awesome..love the technique that you used...
Well done Sue!

Janhass said...

Hi Sue Love both the cards today, especially love the butterfly card, just what natures about, a beautiful rainbow of colour. Have a great day everyone. Xxx

Pauline A said...

Loved the video Sue and thanks for showing us yet again how to use our dies in different ways. Going to have a go doing the butterfly card as it looks fun to do with my 3 year old niece. She loves to 'help' me craft. Only problem is .....hers might turn out better than mine. Maybe I should have a sneaky go first. Hugs Pauline A x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Love them both but butterfly takes the lead for me a beautiful new technique to try thank you sue for being an inspiration to us all
taylormadecardsblog.blogspot.com
Lorraine

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like both these card's , the second one is so not your usual style, but i love it, a deffinate must try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanna Dickson said...

Gorgeous Sue. I love the colours in the first card. I also love the effect from the second. Amazing the difference a bit of bling makes lol. Have a great day. Lots of love Jo xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the top card, not too sure about the second, love the sparkly effect though

Leanne said...

Both cards look amazing. Love the colourful one.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Your cards today are stunning, and the butterfly card looks a simple, but very effective technique, I love it, and a video too. You are like a Ferrero Rocher, " you are really spoiling us".

Norah, are you sure you were'nt shooting a carry on film, called carry on Norah's Nightmare, makes mine look a whimsical walk in the park, and you made me laugh . Thank you. The latest news on the dresses are, they arrived at the bridal shop this morning and she said she could fit 2 of the bridesmaids in today for any alterations at 3,o clock. About 1/2 an hour ago the bridal shop rang to say, that there has bee a gas explosion next door to the Mayflower Theatre,and they have closed the road and evacuating all businesses in that area, and she is one of them. Can you Adam & Eve it. I don't know if you will hear this on the news in Scotland today,so now I have to wait for her to let me know when it's safe to reopen her shop. I guess it could have been worse, she could have rung and said the dresses have blown up. I do have a smile on my face, promise.

Toe sill throbbing,I have just had dressing changed, that made my stomach churn. Hey ho, it's only a toe.

Steph, Thinking of you today X

Kind regards :-)

Lesley Griffiths said...

A really good video explaining some interesting techniques to make this superb card.

hotpotato said...

gorgeous cards Sue, must remember to tune in and watch Julia this afternoon.

nannapat said...

Two totally different cards and both of them lovely. The first one has the classic look that you always do so perfectly and the second one is such a fun design and the sort of thing even the most inexperienced crafter could have a go at. Pat x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
L do like both of today's cards but I think the sparkly one is my favourite - I might do another butterfly and add it over the top of the other.

Margaret O
xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards, both of them. I really liked the second one when I saw it on C&C and it's a godsend, as I have to do a quick one for someone who likes butterflies....................
The first one is worthy of the "P" word, it must be said. Absolutely divine.
Hugs, Rose

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue, two very different cards.
Love them both, must have a go at the "scribbling" really like that effect.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Both of these cards are wonderful. Love them both.

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely cards Sue, the butterfly is very effective, but stop using items I don't have please! Been a bit stressful here today, my daughter has a place for uni in September to her final year PCGE course to be a teacher, and has to get her skills tests done by the 21st of this month, she did them both today but failed her literacy one, the numeracy one she was dreading she passed, fingers crossed she can get it next week, as she will only have one more chance then can not redo them for another two years which will put a stop to what she is doing at the moment, arghhh why is nothing ever easy.. xx

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous cards and so different to each other

TOB said...

Fab video great dies, great cards. hugs Theresa x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue great video and your Dies are lovely,I nearly had a heart attack when you cut,and cut again.i have to get over this lol both cards are super thanks for the inspiration .
Ita.

Victoria said...

Great idea with the first card, showing how versatile the dies can be if you cut them up and lay them out in a different way. Not totally convinced by the second card. It IS different and original, but reminds me of a card I once made when the kids were small .... it was nice until one of them got hold of a crayon!!

Helen Barker said...

Love both the cards.Good to have a play and try out new things.
Helen Bx

Brenda Hanlon said...

A couple of great cards, looks really fun stuff on the second one.

Jacquie said...

Two stunning cards Sue, my favourite is the Butterfly one for the colours, love it.

Love & Hugs

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

Janice K said...

Two amazing cards, the first looks so beautifully filigree, the tip of converting a rectangle die into a square opens up a whole new range of possibilities! Love the bright colours in the second card and the iced snow gives a wonderful 'bling' effect to that gorgeous stamped image. Thank you for the super ideas and inspiration.x

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Ooooo Sue, yesterday's THREE-fer giveaway cards were gorgeous! Wow! You are so generous! Good luck to all you lucky people! Then today another twofer and a video as well. Wonderful and "thank you" for all you do x Beautiful cards today. Loving those dies and the way you have cut and pieced them together. Love the colours together. Stunning butterfly. I love those "happy" bright colours and the "shiny" effect. One to cheer up your day.... there again any Sue card would brighten your day!! Awww Tina, you take care of that toe and hoping that you are able to get into the shop for the bridesmaid dresses. Just sit quiet with your favourite music coming through those headphones and chill xx Bless you Norah. By 'eck, so what could go wrong, went wrong! Luckily the love bit took over all the obstacles.... xx Hope you've had a great day Sue! Pam sending you and all the Wilsonettes love and hugs, take care, xx Love Karen xx

Pearl said...

Congratulations to....me eh?

Love the cards today, the butterfly is my favourite as I just love them - and Pearls too!!

I have just received one of your dies today and have some of the flunky animal stamps too - so i can try them out at the weekend.

Too much craft stuff but not enough time to play with them.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely, another video and two gorgeous cards. The first one is very 'you' and the idea that the background die allows for any border width to be created is so clever. The technique with the distress markers certainly worked well! Just shows it's always worth experimenting.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue and all Wilsonettes. I did manage to watch the tutorial this morning, but Debenhams was calling, or should I say my darling bride to be was asking (again) if Id done anything about my wedding outfit (you know the one - my second worse nightmare after driving test and farmers wedding cards !
So anyway after being picked up off the floor a dozen times or so after squinting at price labels ( thought they had started printing the date, let alone price) !!!! Anyway I slouched back as by the end I couldnt decide where I hurt the most, with two bags, yep TWO bags, one with a navy dress, one with a beautiful deep victorianish pink fasinator, fascinator, whatever, a band with fussy stuff and half a bird on it plus a pink jacket ordered from M&S, the shoes and bag will have to wait, but at least Ive made a start : )
and yesterday I ordered my Italian die from my little craft shop ready for the wedding card. When I got back Id had my invite for her Hen 'do' HEN, me ? More like a tough old turkey the way Im feeling right now ! Haho.
So to calm my body down I thought Id join my lovely family here whilst dinner is cooking and its so lovely to unwind with 2 beautiful cards, I must admit Id totally missed the pretty 2nd card, its so happy and colourful Sue.

Corgie Margaret you are so kind, I do have the little tree thank you and used it many times since I had it, such a quaint little die again thank you for your thoughfullness.
Oooo Tina what an owie. Id have cried like a baby having that done ! On the other foot thank goodness the dresses are safe I was dreading reading the rest you had my heart beating out of my chest so goodness knows how you felt when she called !
Tomorrow is another day and I really hope its SO much better than the past 2 !!
Well Im all done so Im sending love and hugs to you all.

Lancashire Steph xx

Jan Sharp said...

Haven't watched the video yet, but love your second card. It's so different and very pretty colours. Thanks, Jan

Annie Pennington said...

Fab card. I love the butterfly card too. It sparkles beautifully:) xx

Carol S. said...

Wow Sue! Love them both but number 2 is amazingly amazing!!!Hugs, Carol S.xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
You are spoiling us this week arent you
I love bothe cards but the first one is my card of choice although I woul not mind getting either one in the mail.
Hope you and yours are well I see you are on the tool shed on Sunday I will be tuning in
You take care Sue
Theresa xx

Kate's Cards said...

Stunning!

Barbara said...

Lovely cards Sue but I am loving the 2nd one the most. Gorgeous colours and so different for you.
I like sparkle and this card does it for me.
Going to watch the video later.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue. Enjoyed the video. Love the cards.
Pauline

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, both such beautiful cards, but for me - my favourite has to be the butterfly card, what an amazing experiment, it certainly gave a fantastic effect!! Love Sam xxx

Janice Robinson said...

I love to watch the videos you film.I like them both but especially the white and blue.Looking forward to seeing you on c&c soon.

Maggie said...

Great cards Sue and both so different the congratulations card would be great for any occasion and the second card is such fun and a heavy glitter fix...a girl can never have enough glitter I say! lol.
will watch video later.......hopefully today.
MaggieH

Brooke b said...

Good evening Sue love both cards but think the butterfly is my favourite.

JB xxxx

Vie Carter said...

Both cards are lovely

Vie
x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards i love both of them.
Hope you are well looking forward to your shows on c&c
crafy hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the ideas. Turning a rectangle into a square is a great one!
Veronique L

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Two amazing cards as always, they are both so different but I am drawn to the Butterfly scribble, it looks frosty and colourful and very effective.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Just had time to watch the video. Now you are a magician! How to turn a rectangle into a square ! So lovely! I really like that card and as you said on the video so simple - now that you've shown us how! Love the colours and have the card and dies so - will do my very "bestest" as a child in my class used to say!
Had fun time crafting this afternoon with some ladies and gentlemen in the Care Home! We made all sorts of Easter eggs which are now hanging on ribbon from a painted twig tree! Lovely to see people relax and have pride in what they've achieved.
Thanks for all your help.

Steph - outfit sounds lovely! My stress levels are going down and I'm just reading about your escapades! X

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, two great cards and another enjoyable video thank you. Kind regards Joanne K x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Another two beautiful cards and your videos are so helpful. Tina hope everything goes well with the dresses and your toe is hurting less today. Norah thank you for making me laugh with your wedding day blues. I haven't laughed much lately. Love and hugs to everyone.

Theresa Pace said...

lovely lacey card sue. i must say i love that butterfly one. what you did with the markers really works. i'd love that for my birthday card please. it's later this month...;) xx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
Wow two very different cards
today Sue, I love how you
made the rectangle into a square
I would never have thought of doing that thank you for the tip,
im going to do the 2nd card this weekend I think its lovely.
Hope everyone has been ok today,
From Christine C and Ella

Nuttynanny said...

2 beautiful cards but so different, needed inspiration for a pearl anniversary card, thanks for some ideas. The butterfly card is so lovely, the iced snow never lets a card down, I just love it.

Take care
Eileen L.

Karen Drew said...

Love the colours on the first card , but think the second one is very innovative. the way the colours have gone together is fab. Who would have thought a bit of scribbling could look as good as that!!
Luv
karen xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue
Your definately spoiling us this week with all the extra cards your displaying for us , love both cards the periwinkle is such a beautiful colour and love how you show us different ways to us the dies . The second card is lovely but I don't think my scribbles would look as good as yours , but will have a go .

Hugs you you Sue and everyone
Jean D xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic cards today but I really do like the second one - so designer!, will certainly have to give it a go. Tina hope your poor toe is getting better and thank goodness that the dresses were ok. Steph, so pleased that you've made a start with the outfit - sounds lovely - I'm sure you will look gorgeous. Love to everyone, Alison xxx

johanna said...

love both of the cards especially the lilac one such a beautiful colour

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for yet another wonderful video! Lovely card. And the second card is very inspirational. I'm going to play :)
Julia was as lovely as ever. And of course I let my self temps to buy a set of dies :)

samantha wade said...

Great another twofer, love the elegant first card, but wowed by how you did the second one, yummy iced snow and that butterfly stamp again, really must get that one, love it.xx

Blue Rose said...

Great tutorial Sue...love all the dies used. Your little experiment turned out magnificent.

SHARICA said...

More different cards .. xx

Mad Mags 34 said...

The blue and white card is stunning. My scribbles look like scribbles nothing like the beautiful card you have made xx

Tindaloo said...

wow! that looks just awesome :)

Sandy H said...

Two super cards to inspire us all. Love the colours of the first one though I don't have any Spanish collection dies yet. The second card looks a fun idea.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE LACEY EFFECT BUT ALSO LOVE THAT BUTTERFLY CARD. I JUST CANT CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cards sue love them both
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

zareen fatima said...

Classified Sites, Pakistani Classified Sites, USA Classifieds, Indian Classifieds, Entertainment Articles, Entertainment News, Entertainment Pictures, Bollywood, Hollywood and Lollywood Pictures and Videos, Entertainment Latest updates, Hot Entertainment News and Pictures Funny Entertainment Pictures, lol Pictures, Funny Pictures and Much More Fun Only on 1 Current Affairs Network
hotcurrentaffairs.com

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue sorry I missed your blog on Thursday I had a very early start. I love the lilac card and the one with the squiggles is fun
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue sorry I missed your blog on Thursday I had a very early start. I love the lilac card and the one with the squiggles is fun
Denise X

hasnain raza said...

World's Most Popular Amazing Cars.
TopAmazingCars.blogspot.com

Jason Clark said...

For All Latest Hot Current Affairs
www.hotcurrentaffairs.com

hasnain raza said...

Searching for some new Facebook Covers Online...??? Here is the best for Fb Covers, All type of Covers, Ramadan, Eid, Festivals, Exhibitation, Celebrities and Much More
UniqueFbCovers.Com

najma love said...

Join for Best Online Home based Jobs
JobzCorner

Rehan Ahmed said...

Online Jobs, work from home, part time online jobs, just join any where in the world
Fb.com/JobzCornerz
JobzCorner.com

Syed Kazim Ali said...

Online Business with hourly profit, Just Invest and Rest
AllTimeProfit.com

najma love said...

Earn with Best Business Plans ever where you can make money online from home without any work, just invest with PayPal and get Double profit within a week
AllTimeProfit.com

Jason Clark said...

For Lol and Funny Pictures online, download any picture any time just for laugh lols
www.lolsgag.com

Asif Ali said...

Find best Online Jobs on Facebook...
JobzCorner

Syed Kazim Ali said...

Online Business with hourly profit, Just Invest and Rest
AllTimeProfit.com

ali said...

Find Best Online Home based Jobs
www.jobzcorner.com

najma love said...

Get More News about Politicians of Pakistan, visit our this page for more details, President Pasban Pakistan Altaf Shakoor Official
AltafShakoorOfficial

Rehan Ahmed said...

Funny and Lol Pictures only on this online network in the world, online gags
LolsGag.com

Rehan Ahmed said...

Get Facebook Likes on your fb page, likes on your facebook pictures, followers on your facebook id, shares of your facebook posts, every thing is available here, visit for more details
www.jobzcorner.com

najma love said...

Want to Make Website or Software...? Any Type of Website and Software and Desktop and Web Based Applications.
Want to Make Now, Just Contact us at Skype
Skype : Jobz.Corner

Ahsan Afsar said...

Online Jobs of Data Entry and Copy Pasting with Jobz Corner
JobzCorner.com

Asif Ali said...

Best Free Earning Website where you can earn with just playing games and view some ads, join now
PaidVerts.com

Rehan Ahmed said...

Get Free Online Jobs from home, best ad clicking work, join now
JobzCorner.com/FreeEarning

ahmedraza moon said...

Get Facebook Likes on your fb page, likes on your facebook pictures, followers on your facebook id, shares of your facebook posts, every thing is available here, visit for more details
www.jobzcorner.com

Ahsan Afsar said...

Find best business plan from home without any work, just invest $1 and get 120% Total Profit within a week
EarningsClub.Com

Syed Kazim Ali said...

Earn Money on without investment, just join free add clicking websites and earn upto $10 per Day, Join Now
jobzcorner.com

Rehan Ahmed said...

Viewing the ads, playing games, upgrade plans, more earnings, referral earnings, bonus points and more, join now
Paidverts.com

Rehan Ahmed said...

Best and Top Ten PTC Site in the World, join best program with 7 best upradable plans, Earn upto $35 Daily
AdsClickEarning.com

Rehan Ahmed said...

Earn Money without any work, just invest and rest from home, invest as low as $5 and get double profit within a month, withdraw your principal at any time, Join now
HotProfitOnline

ahmedraza moon said...

Earning is only for you, just spend 1 hour daily and earn upto $35 Daily with just clicking job, Join Now
adsclickearning.com

ahmedraza moon said...

Instant Payment without any Risk, Just Invest and Rest of your home, Just Invest as low as $5 and Get Instant Profit, Join Fast
HotProfitOnline.com

Asif Ali said...

Deals on a way for you, Just Join this best deals ever where you can buy every product with 90% Discount, please join fast and get all products with discounted price
ValueDeals.pk

Rehan Ahmed said...

Investment Website where you can with Hourly, Daily and hourly stable plans, just invest as low as $10 and earn within 24 hours
InvestOrganization.com

Rehan Ahmed said...

Hot Forex Investments where you can earn profit without any work, just invest on forex and get profit daily upto 12%, Join Now
HotFxInvest.com

Rehan Ahmed said...

Hot Forex Investments where you can earn profit without any work, just invest on forex and get profit daily upto 12%, Join Now
HotFxInvest.com

Rehan Ahmed said...

Home based business is now easy for you, just join this website and earn daily upto $35 and get withdraw within 5 days, 1 hour working daily only
AdsClickEarning.com