Thursday, 10 April 2014

You're Amazing

Hi bloggers!  I just love this card for a clean and simple, let the die do all the work sort of card.  The video shows just how easy it is to use the dies without the cutting edges to create a beautiful card.  This card too was shown during the release week blog hop so I have included another card for you today as well.

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 Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" in size.

Today's second card is a clean and simple quickie card.  Using the Daisy from the Taylored Expressions Oops A daisy stamp set, I inked it by colouring directly on to the rubber with Tim Holtz distress markers.  I used Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord for the petals and Mustard Seed for the centres.  I inked it with the markers, then spritzed it lightly with water and stamped it.  I stamped it several more times with only a spritz of water in between to achieve the generational stamping look.  I repeated the steps twice to cover a wide strip for my card.  I just love the watercoloured look you get this way.  I stamped my sentiment (from the Creative Expressions Bold sentiment set) in black Archival after drying the piece with a heat tool.  I matted it with a thin black mat and added it to a plain white card background.  If all that open white makes you a bit uncomfortable, just emboss it for a bit of detail!  I finished the card with a double white pierced mat for a real time saver sort of card.  Any sentiment could work here as well!  Finished dimensions are  7 1/2" x 8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Stunning cards Sue, just love them, you are amazing. Paper Junkie, so sorry to hear about your sister, no wonder you needed a G & T. I am so envious of all the ladies going to Ally Pally and hoping to meet with one another, wish I could be with you, I know you will all have a fantastic time. To all my wonderful family on the blog, Steph, Norah, Tina, Tres, Cameeli and Oh so many to mention, keep safe and well.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, another couple of stunners!!
Love the daisies and the colour!!

have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Pam!! wish you were coming too, but you will be with us and if we can get some photo's I am sure that Sue will put them on the blog!!

Hugs to all those on the blog who need them.

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful cards today Sue, both completely different.Looking forward to watching the video later. x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two amazing cards, so different from each other, I love them.
Really like those Daisies!!
Have a great day

Patricia xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, You Are Amazing! Love both these cards, the second one is so clean and fresh looking! Today is my first day working as a volunteer for Age UK Wiltshire, first time I have had to get ready for work in six and a half years!! love Jean xxx

Vick said...

WOW WOW WOW Love them, i adore that blue daisy colour, how diferent for you Sue, but i am into all the inky mess and i know when you aren't doing dies, you do too!!! I am an artist so painting is always fun and if i can do it on card all the better, so i LOVE the watercolour look!!! I adore the other card too obviously, and cannot wait to watch the video, infact im off to watch it now!! hugs and have a great day xx love vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

kitty davies said...

Good Morning Sue.
You are the amazing one when do you stop, all the shows videos and demmos. Thank you very much the cards are beautiful.
Good luck Jean in your new job. have lots of fun at AP all take care Kitty

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow these cards are amazing just like you. I just wish i could come up with half the ideas you do. I wish I were going to ally pally but im sure you will be posting some photos. Sue i have the die you have used on the first card and it is stunning. Off to watch the video now so I see you back here tomorrow. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards the first one I like a little more the colours are great thank you Tracy w x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers,
Love both cards this morning but the blue daisy card is the one I like the best. It's just so different. Have a great day everyone. Sally x

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. Yes indeed...YOU are amazing. Thanks for sharing these
beauties. Love the simple look.

Ouh, once again I need my cuppa of coffee and then it is time for the
video. Have a great day!


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love both cards, but the aqua is my favourite, probably because of the die used. Bx

Maria Illsley said...

Two exceptional cards Sue
Love them both xxxx

Rosie said...

I like having two cards to inspire me twice as much!

Shirley Terretta said...

HI Sue,

Thank you for the lovely cards, so pretty.

I too wish I was going to Ally Pally but its too far to travel - will be thinking of you all. Have a fab time and spend up!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Annie said...

Two lovely cards, Sue, love the daisies.
Happy day everyone!

Rachel Taylor said...

Both are lovely , just like you Sue !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Sandy G said...

Hi sue
Two more stunning cards. How do you keep coming up with these fabulous ideas! I love the water colour effect of the second card but then stamping is my first love! Ally Pally is too far away for me but am sure it will be fabulous. Enjoy yourselves ladies and gentlemen. Thank you Sue for sharing your talent with us.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very different cards but each very beautiful, you are the amazing one coming up with so many fabulous ideas to share with us. In the first card the dies are so pretty and always looks amazing however you use them. The second card is simplistic and beautiful, I would emboss the white area. I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing, I had a happy accident the other day when I pierced around the edge of my topper, I had pierced on the wrong side. But because I only had one piece of the particular card I was using I had to use it. I was quite pleased and relieved with how it looked. Hope everyone that wasn't too well yesterday feel a lot better today sending you all a hug.
Hugs x
Heather T

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for starting my day with a beautiful gift and the invitation to join you in your craftroom.
Your dies are so amazing. They looked good in the launch week but seeing them demonstrated really bring out their beauty.
It would have been too much to add anything else to today's gift as the die is the star of the show.
Today's die must be my next purchase.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. Two incredible cards ~ the daisies on the second one are beautiful! Will watch the video later.Hugs,
Maggie x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and crafters,
Well as the card says you are amazing! Love both the cards, and another brilliant video.
Gail C x

TOB said...

Beautiful cards and both so different. Love the watercolour look. Hugs Theresa x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards-love the first one though.


fame01 said...

Hi Sue
2 great cards today really pretty gosh I wish I was going to Ally Pally to.hugs to all who needs one take care all .. hugs sarah xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Stunning and versatile cards today :) I have watched the video and the aqua card is so quick and easy to make but it looks stunning. The second card is so striking, love it, the blue and yellow is so fresh, bright and cheerful. Great cards for any occasion.
Like Pam I wish I could make Ally Pally. It would be lovely to see some pics of you all though :)
X for Pam and anyone feeling down. Good Luck Jean Phillips, have a great first day in your new job :) Take care.

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Two very different cards but both so quick to make yet with such a stunning effect. Fab u lous!!Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, The first sentiment says it all. A very beautiful card. I love the water colour effect on the second one, so clean and fresh.

Love Rosemarie xx

Crisco said...

Absolutely loved the first card when I saw it first time around - so glad you made a video for it. The CAS card is very pretty and sweet.

Joan D said...

Two stunningly different cards today,what lovely colours for the daisies. Hope to get a bit of time at weekend to have a play with my dies . Have a good day everyone x

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Great cards and video. Love the Aqua card and die. Enjoy Ally Pally everyone. X

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow 2 stunners the morning and love them. Have a great day.

Love June

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely cards both different and elegant in their own way. Love the daisies.

Best wishes to all going to Ally Pally have a wonderful time,.
Good luck Jean on your volunteer job.
Take care all x

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards today, both so different. Hazel x

nuttinanni said...

Both cards are amazing in their simplicity. Thank you for inspiring me to reach ever higher goals in my card making. hugs Cheryl xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both cards are gorgeous. Distress pens is another item for my wish list. That daisy stamp is gorgeous. My tickets for Ally Pally came yesterday I'm so lucky. Have a great day everyone. Love Jackie

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunner of a first card - everything, the dies and the colour combo plus the rows of piercing. You make that look so easy but I'm still a bit suspect when it comes to the corners.
The daisies in the second card are gorgeous but I would be tempted to do something with the white space underneath. I guess that's just me not being as confident as you.
Great video - hope more people are now watching it on YouTube (from your blog) instead of on your blog as there are now a few more comments on YouTube.
Ally Pally will be amazing, one of these years I'll be there.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - 2 great cards yet again - dont know how you keep on doing it, time after time after time - but very glad you do! Gota assemble the hubby's bday card today - gona use the scribble splodge I did as as the background and then the garden collage as the focal element as he loves gardening - I stamped and embossed it in copper and then mica painted it - looks pretty effective - think he'll love it with some raffia etc.

Will watch video later to get me in the mood to do the above! Looking forward to Saturday.
Clare W

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, well what can I say that hasn't already been said. 2 beautiful but different cards. Love the die on the first card and the simplicity of the second card. You never fail to come up with new ideas on how to make the most out of dies and stamps, thank you lol lynne m xx
Norah McPee - it is definitely a man thing with the washing as my hubby does it too!!!
Yorkielass - its true my fur babies Tilly & Cully help to keep me going.
Beryl Treble-Myra P -Lynda - thank you
Lindsay Martin - great news that your daughter has passed her skilks tests
Tres - hope your ME eases.
Thank you to all of the above for their good wishes, had a most uncomfortable night last night as felt like red hot pokers were being stabbed in my head ( one of the symptoms of neuralgia) off to bed again in the hope that fur babies and pain willing I might get some sleep. Hugs to everyone lol lynne m
PS should be a good drying day for washing according to weather report. ( hehe just for you Norah) x x x

Annie Pennington said...

Love both cards Sue. The pierced edges are very elegant. xx Annie P

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow two stunning cards loving both of them. The daisy one has my vote today the colours are beautiful and its a clean, simple card which ticks all my boxes. Have a great day sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

karenlotty said...

Both cards are lovely and I particularly like the layout of the 2nd one - clean & simple BUT (I not a gardener) are they upside down? Shouldn't the yellow centres be pointing towards the sun?

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different but lovely cards.
I think it would be great to receive either of these cards .
The die is really beautiful-wish list .....o dear!

Debbie Tinks said...

Love both cards Sue ...happy crafting ..x

Lynne Mills said...

Sorry Lindsay should be skills test x x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Nice and bright today like your cards!
Love the Daises lawns are full of them and Primroses at the moment..looks like a meadow!
I will watch the Video later, as I've said before the image looks better there than on my PC.
Have a lovely day
Take care

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue. Great video and two very different cards both very lovely. I do like the daisy stamped card some times less is more.
All have a greT time tomorrow. Just a little jealous as it's a bit to far for me.
Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

Like both cards but the daisies are terrific, love daisies as they are cheerful. I am getting into stamping so will have a go later xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I thought the title of today's card describes what we all think of you! Both cards are so different yet both cards are lovely! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Just watched the video and I am amazed at how simple it is to make such a stunning card when you have such wonderful dies! ( must put the Cordoba die on my wish list) I also like the daisy card, again another great technique , you really do help to inspire us Sue You Are AMAZING!
Hope all WOW friends going to Ally Pally have a Fabulous Time and let us who are too far away to go into all the news of who you managed to meet up with and what new goodies made you splash out? Hugs to all those feeling poorly and to others who just need a hug xo

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards again ,i do love the Daisie card and the colors you have used .
I will watch the video later with my coffee .
Take Care
Elaine H X

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alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two very lovely cards today. I really do like the watercolour look of the second card and the colours are gorgeous. Lynne, hope you manage to get some sleep and that you feel better soon. Norah, if it's any consolation, my husband persuaded me to leave my washing out yesterday afternoon while we went out for an hour. There was no rain where we went, BUT when I got home there had been a deluge! Two full loads of washing completely sodden - then he moans when I dry them on the radiators! MEN!!! Really jealous of everyone going to Ally Pally, but I'm sure you will all have a fabulous time.good luck to Jean on your first day. Steph & Norah, hope you are both feeling better. Love & hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

doreenj said...

Two more lovely cards, Sue, I think that is another die I "need"!!!!!!

Doreen x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Two fabulous cards, both very much my style of crafting. Love the colours. Brilliant, thank you.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Both cards are beautiful, the daisys are a nice reminder of warmer days to come.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. Two fabulous cards for us today. I made the 'Amazing' one for a friend of mine and she was so pleased with it.
You are such an amazing lady, and always inspire us! Wishing you and all your followers a happy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning is the word. I love the Spanish collection. The watercolour effect on the second card is lovely.
Veronique L

Alison Couchman said...

Two cards are twice as nice. They both have a lovely fresh feel which I think comes from the colours and the amount of clear space on them. Just lovely.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another two fantastic cards
will catch the video later as I am running late this morning
hope every one has a great time at Ally
Pally wish I was nearer to join you all.
Nancyd xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different cards, both stunning. I love the stamped daisy it looks simple but very effective.
Could not get the video to load, so will try again later.

gwen70 said...

Wonderful cards Sue

Janice K said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the classy look to the first and the fun, bright and modern look to the second. x

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards today that again are so completely different but are both wonderful.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two great cards, the 1st one is the best for me.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the first card just what I like no big bow.not sure on the second one.
Marion H

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards today and a video we are so lucky will watch the video later with a cuppa.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

June Horrocks said...

Two stunners again sue love them wish I was going to ally pally just to meet you have a good day love June xxxx

Sue Dunn said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue. Love the Daisies and wouldn't have thought to stamp them in blue. Xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful cards, love them, they are both so different. Have watched the video and the dies do all the work, I have that ink and it is beautiful to work with. Sue you are amazing for all that you do for your blog family. Ally Pally will be a blast, hope there will be some pics for us that are not able to make it to see Wilsonettes meeting up.
Lynne M hope that you get some sleep and that Tilly and Cully give you a minute. Jean Phillips good luck with your new job. Alison Martin congratulations to your daughter on passing her skills test. Norah hope you are feeling better and that the washing is sorted.
Shirley T so glad that you had a memorable birthday, the birthday wish from Sue would have been the icing on the cake.
I am meeting a childhood friends Mother for a coffee at 9:30 for a catch up chat, it is so nice to see her, she regales me of funny things my Mum and Dad did and said, happy days and memories keeping them close.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sue Dunn said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue. Love the Daisies and wouldn't have thought to stamp them in blue. Xx

Anonymous said...

SUEperb, FAN-TAS-TIC cards as usual. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Nicola Belshaw said...

Hi everyone. I think the video is amazing. Simple card you can do over and over again just changing the sentiment but very stylish. The second card is right up my street with the flowers. Love the cards xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards, just getting ready to take Mum shopping so will watch video later.
My sofa arrived yesterday at 9am but it is the wrong one so have to wait till next month for the correct one and waiting for them to collect this one, which will leave just one chair in the room for a little while so musical chairs it will be, first up will get the chair ha ha.
Love and hugs to all and I do hope you can get some photos of some of your blogs followers at Ally Pally so we can put faces to the names.
I have finally finished the wedding card and a box to put it in as it would not fit in an envelope, so now onto some birthday cards for May, June and July (12 cards just for close family)then some friends
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely stunning cards so different from each other - love the beautiful flowers
Carol x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two super cards today, I love the first one so easy to do letting the dies do all the work, and I have the daisy stamp you used on the second one, so I guess I will be having a play away day! Off to watch the video, take care everyone hugs to those who need them. Jess x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I just love both cards and they are so very clean and simple they are just beautiful . Love Jean Z xxx

Denise Hancock said...

2 great cards Sue. Would love to go to Ally Pally but just too far!
Denise X

Maggie said...

Hello Sue.
What a lovely pair! The clean and simple flowery loveliness is right up my street and will be made this afternoon for certain. Great video. You do spoil us! Hope to see you at Ally Pally. Maggie (better without a bow)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What gorgeous cards and both very different - I love them both for different reasons. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What gorgeous cards and both very different - I love them both for different reasons. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Beverley W

Micky French said...

Love both the cards today, I love the Aqua colour so fresh looking
Hugs to all Love from Michelle xxxx

weefortune said...

Simply stunning Sue, Have a grea Day E x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Sue, i hope you don't mind but i am going to make this card for my friend. I was so lucky the day that our department took on 4 month temps and she walked into the office. From the first we just hit it off and i have been so lucky to have had her in my life for the past 5 years now. She has troubles of her own to contend with but she is like having your husband/wife/partner, you don't need to say anything but she just knows how you feel. She bucks you up when you are down and when i am in full flow for some reason she starts laughing. It has always been just the way that i say it that makes people smile, which i am so happy as a smile can make some poor souls day. I know that the very special people on your blog bring me a sense of warmth and peace each day just because they fit todays cards' saying perfectly. It is such a beautiful card and in the loveliest of colours. The aqua coloured ink is so soft but enhanced by the card behind just perfectly. Thank you Sue for continuing to inspire us with your wonderful creations.
Lindsay, so chuffed that your fantastic daughter passed her exams and i can understand the pride you must have in her achievements.
Good luck Jean with your first new day at work, enjoy the new freedom and making new friends doing something really worthwhile.
Thank you Lynne but we have that smirri kind of yukky stuff at the moment, here's hoping it clears up after. I'm sorry flower that you still are in the midst of an attack, as i know it wouldn't hurt as much hitting your head of a brick wall. My friend had an aneurysm in the brain and it has left her with neuralgia in her face and head. She never goes out without a hat(her's is a granny turban)on, but i am knitting her a infinity scarf in mohair so that it will be light enough to go around her neck and over her head and not destroy her hair do like the turban does. Hope that your fur babies give you the comfort and love but settle down to give you peace as well, take care.
Alison, i thought they had broken the mold that my husband came from, but i see not as you have his twin brother and yes he moans about the airers as well.
June, have a lovely time today and giggle at things from the past. Laughing uses i can't remember if it is less or more muscles, but it does you the power of good.
Tina, i've heard of first up best dressed but first up gets the seat is a new one on me. They should leave it with you until they sort it out. Yes it would be sat on, and therefore used, but they can't expect you to have nothing to sit on.
Thank you everyone for your continuing cyber hugs and messages of thinking of me as i really do appreciate every single one of them. Like Tres, Steph, Tina, Lynne and others it is just an ongoing thing that is here to stay unfortunately, but we will keep going wont we girls. I too wish i was going to AP but i hope that all our special friends enjoy their time at the show.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Once again you have given us two beautiful cards to start our day. They are just lovely. Sadly, the video will have to wait until a little later in the day but I am really looking forward to watching it. Thank you for sharing these cards with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Chris Curry said...

Two fantastic cards Sue. I will miss Ally Pally too. I always went when I lived in Ruislip but not so easy now I live in Grimsby. Your first card is so elegant and simple and your second card is simple yet elegant too. Love them both.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Well I love both of your cards today especially the first one as I have everything to make it!
The daisies are so pretty as well so will try that with a similar stamp. Thank goodness the temperature is creeping up and I can craft in the conservatory I had built to house my Crafting Stash! (Well, just some of it!!)
Have a great time at Alexandra Palace, wish I could be there! Looks like you will have a busy day saying Hello to your Blog friends.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Sorry forgot to sign off my message at 1005.
Love Lesley S
West Sussex

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - two beautiful cards. I think the first one is my favourite.

I too am so jealous of everybody who is going to Ally Pally. I am sure it will be a day of laughter and fun oh and don't spend too much!!

To everyone who needs support today big hugs have to go and take a friend to physio as she has a skiing accident resulting in a separation to her shoulder. Helen xx

Theresa Pace said...

love the watercolour effect achieved in second card. and Sue thanks for demoing how you colour with distress markers on telly. now my colouring has improved tremendously :) xx

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards today.
Love the simplicity of the second card
Karen xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, thanks for the video which I enjoyed watching. Love the second card aswell.

Lacelady said...

You are amazing too! You never cease to amaze me with your lovely ideas. Dies are great, so are the daisies, my favourite flower shape family.

Jayne S said...

Love these cards Sue and the Cordoba is one of my favourite dies.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Great video to show us your simply elegant card love the aqua colour and I have those dies's such a beautiful way of using them. Love the daisy card to with it's splash of colour.

Love Sheila xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Gorgeous card here again Sue, you are just amazing to make these sooo beautiful always.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Two very different cards but both are really beautiful, stunning and no mistake. I will save the video for later as we have visitors coming shortly.
My day got off to a wonderful start the phone rang and a little voice was singing Happy Birthday Nanna it really has made my day since someone else who will remain nameless but does walk the corgis said Happy Anniversary!
Really wish I was up to the long journey to London to meet up with everyone at the weekend but will be in spirit, do so hope you all have a fantastic time.
Pleased you are a little brighter Norah, keep smiling Pam, do hope You are feeling a little better today Steph, keep calm Tina just enjoy this very special time.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. It is you Sue how is amazing with your inspirational cards and, wonderful dies and embossing folders. I love both cards.

rachel said...

two stunning and very different cards - love them both xx

Sonia Jones said...

love both these cards. Hugs Sonia x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue, oh thanks another video tutorial, I love them, two very different cards today, both lovely, I noticed that you have been doing a bit more of the watercolour technique lately, you explained it and made it less daunting at the weekend, you are right about it being easier than using the alcohol markers, it looks more "organic" too, which I love, I must get some distress markers! My only wish for the last weekend shows was that you had a little more demo !
Two more days! (Not that I'm counting)!!
Sandra xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love both of these cards, and your dies look amazing when used without a cutting edge. Love the aqua colour. Have a great day.
Best wishes

Nana on the Hill said...

Wish my simple cards looked as good as that! Two simply stunning cards.

SHARICA said...

Fab set of cards today .. xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I have just watched your video for today and it was amazing, I wated some Ideas for a card for my friend and this is the one.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Carol xx

Jill Liddle said...

Very, very nice.

terrie said...

The video was awesome and the card may of been simple to make but it has that elegant touch to it...
The second card has a fresh and spring kind of look.
Well done Sue!

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
WOW - 2 cards - aren't we lucky.
Yes the dies do all the work, simplicity itself.
Love the stamp and colours on the second card - could try that one tonight I think.
Enjoy this lovely warm weather.
Sheila x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely cards today Sue, love the daisies


greendragon said...

Two very different but gorgeous cards Sue.

jane stillman said...

You too are amazing Sue. Spoiling us again with these fabulous cards and so different from one another - gorgeous xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes your all Amazing Sue the first card is just stunning &Is so easy to do I have this die I love how that's all you need to make a beautiful card .
I love the second card so fresh, love the stamping I have copic markers but do I need disstress markers to colour onto stamps ?
Sue big Hugs to you Lynda Brock xx

Lynne Mills sorry you are still suffering with your neuralgia it sounds very painful hope Tilly & cully let you get some sleep xx Tres hope you ME gives you some pain free times.xx
Jean Phillips Good luck in you new job xx
Margaret corgi owner HAPPY BIRTHDAY have a lovely day xx
Pam thinking of you xx
Norah you sound more cheerful today & pleased you have that special friend of 5 years xx
Steph hoping you are feeling better today stay strong, you do make me smile when reading your blog love & hugs to you all xx Lynda

CraftyJo said...

Love 'em both :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards again. The Cordoba is one of my personal favourites - I just think this die is gorgeous. I love the second card too. The colours are lovely.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, love both these cards but particularly the one using the dies! This was one of the first I bought of your range and it is so pretty! Only 2 more sleeps to Ally Pally!!! See you at the weekend. Karen xx

Laura O said...

two stunners you are so talented ,Laura O

Lindsay Martin said...

Two great cards again Sue, love the simplicity of the first, haven't managed to sneak this die into the house yet, but I sure I could do it with the Californian collection. The second is just so clean and the generation stamping always gives such dimension. Norah, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some dry days as I have had loads of horse rugs bought in this week and it will make is so much easier to dry them on the line, even though putting them on there is a real struggle with the ME, Lynne take care of yourself and keep your head warm, your fur babies will help with that, pay keep on being cheerful and Camilee rest that knee. Thanks so much for the messages about my daughter and her skills tests, she went out in the afternoon on her horse who decided that sheep were big fluffy monsters so put in a huge sideways jump which sent her the opposite way, but she stayed on, just as she was regaining her balance the darn animal sped of forwards, leaving her where she was but somewhat lower! Maher first fall off this particular mare in a year, she now has a very sore back and knee, with hyper mobility problems she doesn't need falls bless her, she is still on cloud nine though after her results so that is taking the edge of the pain.. Take care all and if I get brain fug to all those going to the AP this weekend have a really lovely time and hope there wuill be lots of photos for us all to see xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, you are spoiling us,
two cards and a video,
Love the 2nd one sue,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx


I do hope your husband is ok,
Just to let you know I am thinking
Of you both today,
Please let us know how he is
Hugs Julie laz xx

Carole Z said...

Afternoon Sue, two fabulous cards and so very different - love the daisies..gorgeous! Carole Z X

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both these cards, not long now to Ali-Pali.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanna Dickson said...

Love love love both of these cards. They are gorgeous. You are such a talented lady.
Lots of love, Jo xx

hazel young said...

Lovely cards Sue great colours xx hazel

Maureen B. said...

Love the cards Sue, simplethe first one and very effective and the stamping and spritzing certainly looks great on the second card. Am going to try it as soon as I can. Thanks again Hugs Maureen

Gail said...

Two amazing cards and luv the simplicity of the second one but would struggle to leave the white space but as you say to emboss it would be perfect xx thanks for the tutorial as always and luvin the look of the Cordoba Spanish die used without the cutting edge (another for the 'wish list')!! xx GailT xx

nannapat said...

Two beautiful cards today. The first one is so elegant and the second is lovely and colourful. Daisies are such a pretty flower & the colour you have used is a gorgeous shade. Pat x

Lesley Griffiths said...

Two more superb cards and an excellent video. Happy Days

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two quick and simple cards (well for you that is haha !!), they are lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for all your inspiring cards and techniques - love them.
Another Sue

Barbara said...

Two lovely cards, think I will have a go at the first one as it was quite simple and straightforward for me!!!

Jackie Durrant said...

Hallo Sue and I should add "you're amazing"! It's all so quick and easy on the video. It takes me ages to decide what to do before I start though. Using a cutwork die without a border makes such a super centrepiece for the card and the aqua is so pretty. The daisies are nice and summery but I think I would have to put the sentiment in the lower half to cover the bareness. Hope you enjoy Ally Pally, sorry I can't be with you, love from Jackie D

iReneM said...

A great video, Sue and such an elegant card.
Card #2 is very different to your usual style and very pretty.


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful cards again today Sue. Will catch up with this weeks videos when I get a moment to myself! Hugs xxx

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards again fabulous die on the first one but the daises is my real favourite as stamping is my first love and I love the shading thanks for sharing off to watch video. Enjoy Ally Pally I will get there one day!!

MaggieH :)

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful but very different cards. Love blue and white. The butterfly is fizzy with the sparkle. Thanks again. Someday I'll get to ally pally. Enjoy it. Hugs Heather.x

Alice G said...

Like both cards but I love the dies in the first one it's simple to do but looks very sophisticated.

Alice xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards and a video, thank you you are amazing
Had a lovely morning at the Belfast craft show and got your quilted flower embossing folder, San Francisco die and some distress markers just don't tell my husband!!!
To all the lucky people going to AP have a great time
Best wishes, Pat

Jane said...

Like the your amazing card the best lovely.

Jane xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the colours and the clean simplicity of both these cards. Will watch the video later. So glad to see you are coming back up to Aberdeen, I hope I will be able to get there to see you and Julia.

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cardd. As you day clean and simple, thats the way I like them 😊😊

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Two stunning cards today, love the daisy one so fresh looking and totally not what we expect from you - I love it
How are preparations going for Ally Pally?
Amanda x

Pauline A said...

What a gorgeous card on today's video. I missed the launch as I was abroad at the time and unable to get onto the web but am loving the cards using your many dies. Busy making a list of ones for the family to buy me for my birthday. Hope you Wilsonettes have a great time at Ally lucky people. Looking forward to seeing the photos. Hugs Pauline A x

Janice Robinson said...

Black and Aqua looks fab together a lovely card,enjoyed the video.

Alison D said...

Love the simplicity and ease of these cards. Perfect for last minute makes (I'm always forgetting someones birthday/anniversary). Also loving your new dies, so pretty. Have a list as long as my arm of wants and must haves!!
Alison D xx

yorkshiresue said...

Fabulous cards yet again Sue.
I love all the colors you have used
Look forward to seeing you on c/c
Keep up the wonderful work
Hugs Sue xxx

Jan Sharp said...

Must try using the pens for a watercolour effect. I love it. Thank you, JAn

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue

The first card says it all Sue. That you are truly amazing. Your dies are simply gorgeous. Love the daisies on the second card. It brightens up the day. Didn't see you blog today Lanc Steph, so hope you aren't to much under the weather today, and that's why you haven't blogged today. Hugs to you and Norah. I do just love to read what write every day. They brighten up my day. Hope that everyone who is going to Ally Pally has a great time and we get to see some pics. hugs to Pam and everyone else who needs one today.

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Carol S. said...

Love them both Sue. REally into CAS now. Took a while to get used to it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Susan White said...

Both cards today are lovely Sue, but I'm going through a real stamping phase, so the daisies are my favourite! Thanks, Susan x

Jacquie said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, love them both.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Two Stunning Cards we are so lucky, I so love it now, were actually seeing your Dies on The Videos I Love them and have purchased quite a few but it's wonderful to see your Awesome Talent come shining through, when you show us how to use the Fantastic Dies, and share your tips and techniques with us, I really Love the Colour you chose for the first card that's what I like about Adirondack Inks they come in some Fabulous Colours, to match up with your Card.
I really Love The Fabulous second Card as I so enjoy Stamping I Love The Daisy from Taylored Expression, I Love how you've created a Water Coloured Look very effective indeed.
Take Care Sue, Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes I truly hope you've had a good day, take care all Hugs from Sam x

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Two beautys today I love
useing black card for matting
it really makes the card pop,
Iwould just like to say to everyone going to Ally Pally
have a great time just wish I could make it, I would have to travel on the Friday to be able to get there at a reasonable
time on the sat. maybe go next time for the weekend.
Hope everyone has been ok today.
From Christine C and Ella

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a lovely video :)
And this is a different card from what we are used to, but fresh and lovely colors :)

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Two cards again you shouldn't spoil us so often lovely cards as always. Not having good day today I have had a strange rash since last Friday and doctor didn't know what it was everything he gave me hasn't worked and it is getting worse so just down. Love and hugs to everyone.

Christine C said...

Hello again.
Just popping back to wish
Margaret a happy Birthday
and to say to nana Tina
Blinkin Eke wrong sofa I would of been gutted, make sure your up first ha ha
From Christine C

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards love those flower stamps x
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue just sat and watched the video and just love this die. Kind regards Joanne K x

Julie Smith said...

Hi Sue
I love the simplicity of the second card. Tried to leave a comment yesterday but could not get it to post. Enjoy ally pally wish we could be thete.

Olive Ann Jones said...

really loved the video today Sue, the card is just you AMAZING thanks for the work you do xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Brilliant video and beautiful card, your dies are ALL so georgeous every time you show another sample - I want that die! Unfortunately pension doesn't stretch that far and I have to be selective, But it doesn't stop me having a wish list!!!!!! Also LOVE the daisy card.
Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas and inspiration where would I be without you.
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Pam - it's lovely when I see you have left a message, I then know you have found the strength to face another day, Tim would be so proud of you.

If you are hurting or in pain sending you Love and Prayers

Pearl said...

Evening Sue, lovely cards today as usual.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

janet said...

First card is pretty though i can't watch the video. love the second one and will try that with different stamps.Don't have the one you used.
Janet (in Kent)

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue and Wilsonettes. YOU are amazing Sue and all Wilsonettes. Two outstanding cards today and lovely video.
Hands like boxing gloves and SO painful so cant put all I want but to those lovely ladies that hurt still, I hope tomorrow is a better day. Good luck to Bride and MOTB number 1 will be thinking of you tomorrow.
Pam I also feel good when I see you. Hope partner is more comfortable today.
And to all you beautiful Wilsonettes - love you.

Lancashire Steph xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Just to say thank you for bringing us such a beautiful card today and a fab video too !! I really like the daisy card to, but my favourite just has to be the beautiful card made from that beautiful Cordoba die set !! More craft dies for my huge wish list !! I also love the colours you have used.
Take care Sue and I hope to meet you at Alley Palley on Saturday.
Unfortunately I have had another bad day today but I am determined to make it there on Saturday.
Lots of love and hugs to all, love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Late yet again, Sue. Love the video, thank you, always like seeing you do the piercing - am getting better at it. Also like the second card BUT do prefer your ornate ones. More is More in my camp!!
Thanks, Julie, collected himself from Swindon hospital - he is okay but will need more surgery in the future. Each time there is a 'procedure' a bit more damage is done. Feel like I've done nothing but drive on the M4 in the past 24 hours. Need sleep.
Cameeli - late to say it - but so glad procedure went well.
Hope everyone has a good day tomorrow - so many with problems.

'P' in Wales

sued99 said...

Stunning cards as usual. I'm trying to feel inspired for purple and orange wedding invites - not working for me.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! What a Wednesday giveaway! It's beautiful Sue and good luck to everyone for a chance to win it x Todays cards, no one, gorgeous. Love the video and the way you show how simple it is making it. Second card, lovely, fresh and cheerful. Put's a spring in the old step! Ooooo it must be lovely to have such an overactive creative mind running amok with all these visions! Such lucky people on this blog.....xx Jean, hope your first day was wonderful. Lynne M, sorry about your illness. I hope the pains in your head have stopped....x Lyndsey, congratulations to your daughter and I hope she's ok from her fall? x June, hope you've had a wonderful day of laughter reminiscing of the past. Norah, hope you are feeling much better today. Awww so lovely that you have such a wonderful friend. It's such a blessing to have a soul mate, mate isn't it? I'm lucky like you to have one. Helen, hope your friend went on okay at the physio. Margaret, corgi owner, "Happy birthday!" hope you've had a great day x Steph, hope you're okay shug? Thinking of you. it's so strange not see you x Cameeli, so glad your partner is ok after the lump removal x Julie laz, you're welcome shug. Glad to be help and wonderful paperjunkie to have been picked. So chuffed for you! Also to give you and your sister love and hugs after your sister has broken her pelvis xx Tandy, I hope the dr will find you something to put on that rash xx Sending love and hugs to Pam, Tandy, Norah, Tina, Tres, Susan (paperjunkie), Cameeli and to all who need them....xoxoxoxox To our wonderful blog family so so chuffed for all of you who are going to Ally Pally. Ooooo yes, that would be good to see some photo's of everyone. Take care everyone, xx Love Karen xx

Victoria said...

Two very different cards Sue, but both lovely. I wouldn't be able to leave as much white space in the second card! I would simply have to add something, not sure what!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards again today, love the cordoba die and the aqua ink you've used on the first card so elegant, but love the daisy card too, I have that stamp and die so will be trying this one and trying the first card using a different die . Thanks so much Sue.
Jean D xx

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Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards. Thanks for giving us inspiration for the times when we need uncomplicated cards in a hurry. Great video.

Margaret hope you had a lovely Birthday Rosemarie wishing you sunshine. Nanny Tina you made me think about when we had our suite re-upholstered many moons ago. We spent five weeks sitting on fold-up garden chairs. No padding just material stretched over metal frames!

Hope everyone has a wonderful time at Ally Pally. Envious. Some pictures would be great.

Hlora said...

what a gorgeous card.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Cards Sue!

Two different cards, but both still lovely.

Have a wonderful time at the Ally Pally. Not sure if I'll make it this time, but if I do I will stop by and say Hi.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous cards.Prefer the first one love the colour way.
Helen Bx

johanna said...

beautiful card but love the first one the colours on the second one is really bright and cheerful wish i was going to ally pally too

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great cards!
The 1st is amazing! Love the die and the color.
The 2nd card has a great technique.
Thanks for sharing :)

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Two great cards, loving the distressed/water coloured daisies card.
Donna Jones