Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Circle of Joy

Hello crafters!  Today's video is probably one of the shortest videos that I made (so no excuse not to watch! LOL)  I show how to use the dies to simply emboss and to cut the design on the same card.  There is a second card for you today since this one was shown during the die release blog hop in February so don't forget to scroll down to see it.

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

Today's second card features the Coffee Cup stamp set by Justrite for it's focal element.  I started with a piece of taupe card and stamped my sentiment in the corner in black ink.  I added a wide red panel that I embossed using the Quilted Flower embossing folder.  I made a vertical border using the small coffee bean stamp from the set by stamping it repeatedly on to taupe card.  I coloured it with Distress markers and matted it on black and taupe card.  I tied a bow out of the striped black and tan grosgrain ribbon and added a red Dazzler with the metal setting and some jute to the centre of the bow.  I cut the Beverly Hills die out of taupe card and inked it with Antique Linen before removing it.  I stamped the coffee cup twice on taupe card.  The first one, I coloured the cup and cut it out by hand.  The second one, I simply coloured the rose and cut it out and mounted it with foam on the first one. I matted the entire piece with a thin black mat before adding my double taupe mat with the pierced inner layer to complete the card.  Finished dimensions are
8" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Morning Sue and all, lovely card, so gorgeous. Hope everyone had a good Bank Holiday, Steph so glad you had a lovely time with your daughter. Tandy, my heart is with you and your family.
Gail, Jean, Jess and all who need a hug, I have an abundance for you.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, and all the crafty crew.
WOW twoFers are stunners, and I am going to have to read a thesaurus to find the right words for each one of your lovely creations. Thanks again for sharing.
Steph sounds like you had a blast at the Hen Party etc, but never put your self down, your an amazing 5 star mom!!
Lindsay thanks for asking yes I had a great time with My son and his wife we went to Pembroke lodge for breakfast and catch up on all the news.
Have a great day everyone
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

Love the different shades of red in both stunning cards today Sue. Looking forward to the video later. Have a great day xx

Ivonka said...

These are really stunning, Sue. I especially love the teacup and shall be attempting to emulate it with
similar stamps etc. I guess you'll be back in the UK soon? And then on TV at end of June? Looking forward to that. Have a happy Tuesday! Yx

Ivonka said...

These are really stunning, Sue. I especially love the teacup and shall be attempting to emulate it with
similar stamps etc. I guess you'll be back in the UK soon? And then on TV at end of June? Looking forward to that. Have a happy Tuesday! Yx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Two exquisite cards today. thank you
I love the embossing folders and I am drawn to the first card because I like symmetry
Pat x

Rosie said...

Really like the first card, but can't watch the video until tomorrow - however short!

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous cards today. I do prefer the second one. More my cup of tea. Great video. The plum card is gourgous.
Debra x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much both cards are beautiful. I shall try the Umbria one today, as this is the set I won in your competion whe you introduced them to us. Thank you again. Take care all Kitty

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
two gorgeous cards, as per normal.
I LOVE THE Italian dies and the colour combo just set them off
(as you did with your techniques).
Thank you, Sue
(I'd be over the moon to receive any)

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two great cards Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, great video, really love those dies, they are on my ever growing wish list. Both cards are gorgeous, but especially the first one because I am in love with that plum card. Have a great day everyone. Bx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Great cards and video. The plum card is lovely and even better when you see it for real. X

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Hope things are going well for you.
Two great cards, I love dies when they are embossed, and I love the coffee bean border!
Off to watch the video, have a great day,

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love your two-fers : ) Both cards are beautiful. The video proves just how easy it is to make gorgeous cards - I wish I could use mounting foam on my body to stop it sagging! : ) Love the deep purple card, so rich and elegant. Love the second card too, lovely and bright and cheerful. The Quilted Flower embossing folder is already on my wish list.
Sending my daily hug to Pam and one for anyone in need.
I hope you can see more of your table today Norah! You will get there in the end. As my hubby reminds me "There's no medals for tiring yourself out by doing too much too quickly!"
Have a good day everyone.
Take care.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Two gorgeous cards - thank you for your generosity in sharing. Hope that you are having a wonderful time but looking forward to seeing you back in the UK and hopefully your new dies?
Sue xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I was just slowly coming round checking overnight emails and browsing today's posts and now I am wide awake having seen your second card! ! Wow! What a stunner the colour is so vibrate it is gorgeous.It has certainly brightened up what is a slightly damp but warm day here...

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Chris Curry said...

Morning Sue. Two lovely cards and I especially like the embossing idea, a great alternative to an embossing folder. Thank you

Eemeli said...

Both cards are gorgeous (as usual). Love the circle die-cut card, maybe I'll
go and grab my morning coffee and then watch the video.
Have a great day!

Hugs from cold Finland (+7'C, hyrrrr....),

Anonymous said...

Gone over to the "DARK" side on the first card today!! Great!! Two lovely cards pushing the usual colour boundaries Thanks Sue. Mabex

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - 2 fab cards again today - will watch video later - gota hit the supermarket v. early before all the kids are in there as it's half term here this week and it's a really soggy dull day here - perfect for crafting later!
Clare W

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another two stunning cards. I love them both. I love the embossing on the first one. I wish i could come up with half the ideas that you do. Im off to watch the video. Take care sue xx

Debs A xx

baconbits said...

Good Morning Sue
Two stunning cards today, I love the colour of the first one but the focal point of the second is right up my street I am a coffee addict.
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards for today you are really clever lady thank you Tracy w x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew
wow two fantastic cards but I must say the coffee cup is on my wish list I love it,thanks sue for the inspiration hugs Sarah xx

sonja_w said...

Simply love,love,love the coffee cup stamp. Have been trying to find it as I missed it on C&C. Every single card you have used it on has been fab. Thanks for sharing x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards, both very different but something special one each one.


Lilian said...

Two beautiful cards today, will watch video later. Best Wishes Lilian

Annie said...

GM Sue! Love, love love both cards today, wonderful!
Hugs Annie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Where do I start! Both cards are stunning I love the colours you've used in both of them. The Umbria die is a particular favourite of mine . Although I love my dies I still love cutting out by hand I find it therapeutic. The video was brilliant and has given me ideas to use for future cards thank you for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous cards, but the coffee cup is top of my wish list now! Video later, after work! Hugs Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Love both of these cards, Sue. Thanks for the video and the inspiration to combine more dies, your background is just gorgeous. Not a stamper and definitely not a colour-er, but every card you have done with the coffee cup makes me think I should have a proper try, especially as I've had a bargain buy with watercolour markers, you wouldn't believe. NOW is the time!!

'P' in Wales

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & fellow blog friends,
Wow two cards today, you are spoiling us.
I will watch the video later as I have been up all night worrying at little Milo, he really isn't himself so we will be straight off to vets today.
Catch up with you all later,
Sandra xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards today thankyou for the video will watch with a cuppa later. I do love the "cuppa" stamp from justrite I have made lots of cards with it your card today is just beautiful I must try this one with the lovely bright colours.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What two very different cards but love them both! I am enjoying the colour combo as well! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love both the cards. Another set of inspirational ideas for us to try. The colours are lovely in both cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Hope you have a nice day. Hugs Heather.x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - two great cards again today! Many thanks for all your wonderful ideas
Janette xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. Dull grey morning here in Bolton, but as usual, sunny and bright in Particraft world. I have the Italian decorative dies, but wont break the seal until I make our daughters wedding card. Its a beautiful card Sue and thanks for the tip regarding the pale blue pencil to highlight round the rose. I bet white on white with a little shimmer coming through the decorative centre would be stunning with a classic rose as the centre in place of the stamped rose, now I can see in my minds eye that it may work, but would it in 'real life' ?? I dont know.
I love the coffee cup stamp, its a dream to use and the stamped image is really crisp, I love to use it, and it was perfect for an order I had for a birthday card, the recipient loved coffee and had been friends with the 'customer' for 20+ yrs so as soon as I knew this, I just knew this stamp was a no brainer and just HAD to buy it, hence to say, with the coffee cup and verse that comes with it, both parties were thrilled to bits, so thanks Sue for the fab stamp : )
I love video days, but a two-fer as well, you spoil us rotten.
A little more awake today, but the weekend did knock me for 6 ! Cam glad you had a lovely catch up with your son and new daughter. TOB - in my thoughts. To all our family here that are down and fragile, I send love and hugs in hopes you pick up a little knowing you have friends at the click of a button : )

Love you
Lancashire Steph xx

Karen said...

Love the layout for this card and the colours too. More great ideas, thank you Sue. x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A brilliant "two fur" love both of these designs.
Second one certainly brightens a dull miserable day here.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
It's back to normal here this morning - rain - after a beautiful day yesterday. So it's a full on crafting day for me. On my own this morning at home and then with some of my crafty friends at my local Knit and Natter (there's only one who knits the rest of us paper craft and of course we all natter.
Today's gift Sue is just wonderful. I just love the royal colour you used and for me it's the embossing that takes centre stage this morning. It's already in my 'must do' file so I just have to produced a piece of that wonderful coloured card. I'm sure I have some in my stash.Hope you all have a good day to finish the Bank Holiday weekend. Take care and see you all tomorrow.
Janet x

Joan D said...

Two today? Truly spoiled are we. I do like the second one the best,maybe because it's brighter,but can see the first card being an ideal one for men, with a little alteration in the middle of the card.
Have a great day,whatever you're doing xxx

nuttinanni said...

I prefer the rich opulence of the red card. hugs cheryl xxx

doreenj said...

Morning all;

Love the twofers, can't decide which I like most . . . . no, they're both gorgeous!!!!

Doreen x

rachel said...

two stunning cards Sue - I do love the coffee bean one especially - gorgeous xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue ...Lovely cards ...I have both the dies ..must try ..
Happy Crafting ...x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Two beautiful cards today. Look forward to watching the video later.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both lovely but the top one is my fave, love the colour and the embossed cut is fab

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards today, love the dies used in the video, have a good day. Love Jean xxx

karenlotty said...

Two lovely cards Will watch video later I running late

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards, great video too. May have a go at the first card after I have finished cleaning my craft room.
Donna Jones

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, both cards are lovely but I love the embossed look on the first card .love Jean Z xx

carol edwards said...

Morning Sue and everyone beautiful cards today and a video to watch as well. Thank you for all the hints and tips. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love both cards ,but really like the embossing part on the first one will give that a go.
Marion H

Glennis said...

Love both of the cards, but the first one is more appealing to me

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue and all. Love both cards. Are those red sparklers from your crafty stash? Love the antique look of them. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn. X

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love them both particularly the first one!

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the Italian dyes and enjoyed seeing the techniques in the video.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You are spoiling us today with two cards and i love them both. So off to my craft room to try a couple of new techniques. The coffee cup is my fave but they are both beautiful. Hope you are having a lovely time and all is well.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, We are lucky today !! two beautiful cards, I must watch the video later (just rushing out now) to watch the embossing part. The second card is really lovely, I so love the cup and saucer, and the Beverly Hills die is stunning, I really must get that when I can afford it.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards today and I have everything!! Particularly like the second one - love the vibrant red card it's gorgeous . Sonja_w if you're still looking for the coffee cup stamp Sunrise crafts has it in stock - I've just checked. Sam Poole normally has it but not at moment. Hope this helps. Sandra hope little Milo is ok. Steph take it easy, Lynne hope fur babies are behaving, Lindsay hope foals are doing well. Love and hugs to everyone especially those in need. Love Alison xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 great cards showing off your new products
Denise X

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue lovely cards two today I love the coffee cup but both are stunning. Big craft fair in Bolton this sat a pre birthday treat from my daughter phil will be there so thought he might have some of your treasures. Wish you were going to be there. Dull day in Culcheth dosnt look good Thank you sue love to all June xxxxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Absolutely amazing, so beautiful, both cards may be different but both stunning.
I will have to view the video later when I can watch in peace.

Cameeli so pleased you had a great time with your son and his wife.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.

Margaret corgi owner

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two cards today and both beautiful. I love the coffee cup one, very vibrant. Hope you have a great day.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards, just watched the video so will try later, thankyou so much for that

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Lovely cards. Looking forward to watching the video as I always seem to cut the card when I emboss only.
Hope you´re having a wonderful time with your MOM.
Love Val in Spain x

TDQ Karen said...

Love the cards but especially the first with my favourite Italian collection. Just beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, thanks for both cards and the embossing tip. The coffee cup card sings to me - I love it! Both you and Julia have used the quilted flowers embossing folder today - great to see it on two different cards in one morning!

Hugs, Belinda. X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Spoilt today two lovely cards, love them both. No 2 is very vibrant, cheering up a dull and wet morning.
Will watch the video later.

Maureen Killen said...

Dear Sue, don't know what's the matter but although I love the design of both cards, I'm not keen on the colour combo's. Still, it's a good job we are all different isn't it? I think I'm more of a pastel girl (old woman) today!!
Anne Crawford - I'm with you, I love the stick pins but am frightened to use them in case the recipients sticks themselves.
Lancashire Steph = I think tital is a good alternative to title. It made me laugh.
Hope everyone is well and you are all getting some fine weather xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue
Oh I do love a '2fer' from you Sue. Two wonderful cards love the plum and white card...so quick and easy but gorgeous. Love the second one too ...not too fussed about the bright colour though. Great video, so easy to follow...you always do a wonderful job on them!

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the beautiful demo.
I love the tip for the shading around the rose.
Veronique L

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Love this tutorial and card. Have a great day. :) xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Fantastic twofers, brilliant. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love both these cards. The coffee cup stamp is so useful I just wish my colouring skills were as good as yours lol.
Beverley W

Lacelady said...

Two great cards today Sue, it's nice when you remind us of previous one, as I tend to forget some of the techniques you show us. I must try the embossing for myself, I did it a long time ago, then forgot again, (easy to forget when you are approaching 68, LOL).

nannapat said...

Thanks for the tutorial Sue - what a fabulous card. Love the teacup design too. Pat x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow what a great this morning, two lovely cards, I can't decide whitch one I like best, so we will go for both. I can see me buying the coffee cup stamp soon!
Thanks to everyone for wishing me well after my horrible tummy bug episode, I'm still on the mend but feeling a lot better, on the plus side I've lost four pounds, it always helps with the diet!
I bought a stamping magazine yesterday and there is an ad for Sue and Julia coming to the Papeterie in Aberdeen on 12&13 July, no doubt Sue will be giving more info nearer the time.
Take care everyone, here's hoping the tummy bug does not get to you!
Jess x

Maggie said...

Good morning. This is a very dramatic looking card. Clever technique too. Love the coffee cup card. Wouldn't it be fun to receive it? xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow what a great treat this morning, two lovely cards, I can't decide whitch one I like best, so we will go for both. I can see me buying the coffee cup stamp soon!
Thanks to everyone for wishing me well after my horrible tummy bug episode, I'm still on the mend but feeling a lot better, on the plus side I've lost four pounds, it always helps with the diet!
I bought a stamping magazine yesterday and there is an ad for Sue and Julia coming to the Papeterie in Aberdeen on 12&13 July, no doubt Sue will be giving more info nearer the time.
Take care everyone, here's hoping the tummy bug does not get to you!
Jess x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Wow 2 cards again, you are spoiling us. Again, saving the video until later as off out shortly. Have a good day. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Love both cards. Take care. Claire

Chaffinch said...

Great coffee cup card. Coffee and cream/milk and a splash of orange - great colour combo.

TOB said...

Love both of these cards. The first one so simple to achieve but very effective. The vibrancy of the second card is beautiful, love the rich colour.
Well crafted Sunday afternoon, until my office chair decided to slide sidewards and knock me clean over onto the floor. A bit battered and bruised but thankfully ok.
To everyone who needs a hug or a shoulder to lean on I offer you mine.
Steph glad u had a great time. Have a good day if you can Hugs Theresa x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, loved today's video and have added the dies to my ever growing wishlist. The effect you've created is gorgeous and one I must try for myself. Thank you for the never ending inspiration you provide.x

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue.
You make everything look so simple in your tutorials. I'm going to watch this again cos I'm sure you put the tan mat over the die you had cut and the second (embossing) die on top of that then the plate. I often watch the videos a couple of times lol.
I love the bow on the coffee card. It looks so effective. Today I'm smiling but feel rotten. I have some sort of virus on top of chiari and I feel like I've been in the ring with Mike Tyson lol. I've got go get better as I'm doing a workshop with Phill and others in Bolton on Friday ahead of the GBCF - North.
Enjoy your day whatever your doing. Lots of crafty love,
Jo xx

SHARICA said...

Morning Sue .. Another 2 lovely cards today .. xx

Brooke b said...

Another two gorgeous cards, love the video so clear and instructive.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I haven't been on for the past week, the Chelsea Flower Show was exhausting but worth it as our team got a silver medal for the floral display.
Love both of today's cards and the video have a lot of catching up to do on all the cards I've missed
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two more lovely cards again. I do like the embossing technique and the shading is very effective. Thank you for giving us so many more ideas. Best wishes

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. Sorry I can't watch your video until next week as no free wifi here. I can't go over my phone data allowance. Away in our caravan until Monday.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Adore the richness of colour of the first card and the design. I do like the second card except that the coffee beans are not my cup of tea. . . . . Sorry, bad pun!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue and everyone out there. We are all so lucky not only is it video day but a 2fer day as well. I just love the first card and it looks as though I may be able to do this as it is relatively straight forward.
Hope everyone had a good weekend. Weather not so brilliant but good fun at a very local little dog show.
Off to the dentist now (boohoo) Hugs to all Helen

terrie said...

Both cards are just stunning.
You sure make magic when you make cards.
well done Sue

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card sue love them both xx hazel

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!

I love them both. Thanks for another fab video, they are always great to watch and full of inspiration.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, todays video may be short and sweet but none the less very enjoyable. Love both cards you have for us today. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful cards both of them, though I prefer the first one, lovely use of a lovely die.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Vick said...

Hey there and Good Morning Sue (only just still morning)
Well i adore that burgundy circle card and so wish i could afford the dies but alas i cannot! but i can still admire what you have made with them and somehow adapt the design to the dies i do have! I love it...........going onto the coffee one, i have those stamps, couldn't resist, as a self confessed coffee addict haha! but haven't got the dies again but can do my own thing, thats the great thing about your blog, you give us that inspiration, and the ideas to push ourselves forward and even if we don't have the same dies, the idea and seed is already planted to do something similar!! Thanks again my dear friend, hugs and have a lovely Tuesday whatever you are doing, Vick xxx
My YTChannel Vixcrafts

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love both of the cards and I have the dies for the first one so may get a chance to play later, struggling at the moment with a 25th anniversary card for an order. Great video as usual, so clear and concise.
Sandra - I hope little Milo gets on ok at the vet's. Sometimes you think they are at death's door then the vet gives them a jag and 2 hours later they are bouncing around as usual! I sometimes wish I could get one of those jags :-)
Pat L - Congratulations on the silver medal. I watched all of the Chelsea coverage and was disappointed that there were so many classes they didn't cover.
Have a good day everyone.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, thanks for a great tutorial. Love both cards.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Just two stunning cards Sue! Love the video, "thank you", and I have some the plum card...happy days! It just looks so rich. I do love the stages of the cutting and embossing and taking the card out of the dies. It does a lovely "cracking" sound which I love. I will be making some of the video quick cards, it's just gorgeous. Oooo and I so love your "crafting room". Loving the second one too. It's fun and quirky and I love the colours that you have put together and the coffee bean stamp is a lovely way of using it. I forget that you can make any border or background that you want to with whatever stamps that you have. Another reminder to the grey matter Sue! I hope you're still having a wonderful time with your family xx
Jess, glad to hear that you feel a bit better. I bet you'd rather have lost 4lbs in a better way tho! xx
TOB, hope you're not too badly bruised after your fall xx
Joanna, hope you feel a bit better over this virus and your chiari. It's hard enough going through that alone without the virus. Bless you xx
Pat, congratulations on the silver at the flower show! Wonderful!
Loving all the stories Lynne and Norah. Sending a hug to all our wonderful Wilsonettes who need a lift today xx Take care Sue and everyone. Good luck to all on the Wednesday card giveaway tomorrow! xx Love Karen xx Thank you for all you do Sue xx

hollyberry said...

two lovely cards for us today.loving the first one the most for it's colours.

magpie said...

Sandra, hope Milo will be okay xx

Alice G said...

My favourite is the plum card with the rose, just adore the design and colours.

Hugs Alice xx

Gail said...

Good afternoon all, I'm late today, I did watch the video first thing, then had a call from Australia and life just became busy! A very good video Sue, I must start embossing more with my dies?
Like both cards, thanks for hug Pam, always in need of a hug these days. Of down to see my brother tomorrow.
Gail Cx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
I love the burgundy card with the rose on it Sue. The embossing has come out a treat and looks really rich and opulent. I bought the second stamp of the coffee cup because of the it and the saying that it had on it as that is so true for my friend and i, as it is coffee first, then a daunder round the shops and back to a coffee. Although without shopmobility, it would be a coffee, a look from the seat and another coffee. Thank you for the inspiration that you give to us each day, for all off us i think you must be the highlight of the day.
Tandy flower, i am not even going to try and say that it is not hard because it is. It is perhaps a blessing that the wee ones don't understand the significance of the day, but for you and your son it is going to be hard. Take every minute how it comes, like every day you have taken this far. Please try to have a good holiday even if it is just for the wee ones sake, but remember she hasn't left without leaving love and courage behind with you. Keep her memory alive in you mind and heart and she will never be far away.
We are having a lovely day up here at the Ochil Hills. Got some of my goodies out and into the house before hubby or daughter crack up and tell me i'm not needing it. I got some of the wedding inspiration card when at the show on Sunday as it was at a great price although the ivory was £1.50 dearer than the white, but with having a couple of weddings to make for it will come in handy. Special niece is trying for July or August to get married. I exclaimed "THIS YEAR" as i near had a heart attack on the spot, but there is only about 100 during the day with an extra 150 at night, so double heart attack taking place and me thinks i will have to get in her mum, sister and her help to get everything made to match of course. As i was up seeing her "mother in law"/my friend this morning to sort her hair as she is away on holiday for the next 3 weeks to Jo'burg and Durban? i don't think she knows the wedding plans are so soon. Oh how wonderful it must be to be so in love, either that or she is making sure he doesn't get a chance to change his mind after waiting 9 yrs to get engaged.
Away i go and try and get finished in here as hubby keeps piling up the table. I just see an end in sight and he comes with more things. Take care friends and i hope to see you all tomorrow. Gentle hugs to our special friends on the blog here that need that wee bit extra thought, i hope that you have the sun shining where you are today and if not i hope it is coming from within,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Very richly coloured cards today. I have to say that the second one is my favourite, I do like a bow, and the metal setting for the dazzler really sets it off.
You always manage to bring us something different and it illustrates how there is a style of card for every taste.

Hazel said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.
Hazel xx

Jill Liddle said...

I have to say that card #1 is my favourite today. An absolute stunning techneque.

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue two gorgeous cards again..Yvonne xxx

Susan White said...

Goodness two absolute stunners today Sue - both on my Pinterest board for inspiration!!! Only wish is that it was Wednesday so we'd be in with a chance of winning one of these...
Thanks, Susan x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness two beautiful cards here today, but especially the first one, just won my heart. Very untrditional type for you Sue, but oh soooo beautiful.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Two for the price of one, thank you . Both great cards :)

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards,love the technique on the first one.
Love Angela x

Maureen Bleay said...

Love both cards Sue but the top is my favourite. Have to have a go at embossing with my dies, it really sets the card off. Thanks as always Maureen

Maureen Bleay said...

Just had to come back to you Sue having watches the super video. Your attention to detail and the so explicit instructions, even just odd comments slipped in, are just invaluable to us 'to us mere mortals!!!'. Thank you so much Hugs Maureen

Theresa Pace said...

both beautiful cards. but the second is too cute. and i'm very partial to coffee too.xx

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the cards today. I've just watched the video, it was great and I must get the dies you used.

The coffee card is really good too and the coffee stamps are more use than I realised so I've added them to my wish list.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for another lovely video. Lovely card!
And the second one is so bright and very well made. I do love your style.

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for another lovely video. Lovely card!
And the second one is so bright and very well made. I do love your style.

Barbara said...

Two beauties today!!!
Have already watched the video on YouTube but will watch again.
The coffee cup stamps are lovely and I will add them to my never ending list. Always think I don't need them and then Sue does a card and I want them!!!

Sandra, hope Milo is okay after his visit to the vets, they are such a worry. My boy Ben is nearly 12 and has started with arthritis in his knee. He seemed quite miserable this morning and didn't eat his dinner but after a sleep he was ripping the post, rolling in bird poo and barking at everything that moved and he ate his dinner. I worry about him all the time.

Virginia Davey said...

2 really beautiful cards, i like the plum coloured card.

Susi Mortimer said...

Afternoon Sue,
lovely cards again, you do spoil us. My fav is the teacup, am going to try an emulate it with some similar looking stamps.
Looking forward to seeing you on the TV again soon. Enjoy the rest of your time with your Mom. Take care.
Susi x

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Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards but
the first
is my favorite I think.
Nancyd xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the plum coloured card on the first card and the embossing, but my favourite card is the coffee cup stamp card. Just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs to all.

weefortune said...

2 different cards today, colours not your usual but lovely card. Hugs Elaine x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sue, its half -term here so not many students around only those Swatting for exams.
Great video, it always looks so easy watching you,and your craft room looks so organised. Mine just looks like a bomb has been dropped on it since the wedding but never fear, tonight I am not sitting down until everything is back in its rightful place!!

Sandra, I was so sorry to hear you were up all night, Hope little Milo is ok!! Sending you a Cameeli Cuddle.

Jess Glad you are on the mend!!

Its nearly home-time and I can't wait, I have a few cards I need to make after the tidying and supper.
Have nice evening.
Cameeli xx

Anne Crawford said...

Two beautiful cards today and a wonderful video, boy are we the lucky ones!

Carol H said...

Afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Love both cards today but the first card just pips the post.
Hope you and your mum are well.
Take care Hugs Carol.

Anne Crawford said...

Don't quite know what happened there as I was not finished but just wanted to send an extra hug for Gail and her brother and Congratulate Pam L and her team for winning a silver at Chelsea , Well done !
Hope you have more energy and feel a bit better today Norah.
Hugs to all xo

Jane said...

Like the second card of the day I'm a bow person so like it better.

Jane xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Absolutely gorgeous - both of them. Loved the video and that plum card is lush! I've been trying to buy the coffee cup stamp for a while now, but can't find in stock anywhere - very frustrating it's such a lovely image.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi Susan.
Try craftology on line. It's a Glasgow shop that sells it I got mine not long ago. Let me know how u get on x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Beutiful cards need I say more? Lol
I've got the coffee cup but I've just not had the chance to use it yet better get me skates on
Love Tracy from killie x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi Susan p
Yep just double checked for u. They have it in stock £9.99 plus p& p xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sonja
Craftologyonline has it in stock £9.99 plus p&p. also sunrisecrafts has it too

Anonymous said...

I just "stumbled" onto your blog, Sue, and I have to tell you that I could not be more excited!! WOW, wow, wowsers is all I can say! Your work is truly amazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dies!! I am like a child in a candy store! You definitely sparked a brand new excitement in me for making cards! Your inspiration is amazing!! Thank you so, so, so much! Joleen

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. You are spoiling us with two cards and video today. The second card is my favourite though both are fabulous as usual. xx

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue two more gorgeous cards for us, i asm glad i watched the video first because on the blog the card was burgandy and on the video it was purple, my favorite is the second one as i'm coffee mad ahah, love J

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, late today. Beautiful cards love the colour of the first one and the embossed die too. The coffee cup card is funky and fun. Lol lynne m x x

Poochies chasing birds today and kitchen floor washed twice yet again.

Lol to all x x

Angela Wade said...

Two lovely cards, Sue. Will go and watch the video soon.
Love the coffee cup stamp, which I have :-)

Best Wishes to all, especially Lynne M and everyone with 'Fur Babies'
Angela in S. Wales xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cards love twofers. Prefer the first that is more my kind of card.

Janice Robinson said...

I like the first card but my favourite is the second it really draws your eyes.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Sue.
Gr Elly

CraftyJo said...

Love the first card Sue but I'm afraid the bow on the second one actually made me wince ;)

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
You do spoil us will be watching the video later as still sorting everything out at least I got the cards finished for Birthdays while we are away. Norah we will had a good time but only because of little ones. They keep us going. Welcome to Joleen you have found the best blog ever. Love and hugs to all.

Jean Deane said...

Hi sue,
Love both of today's cards have all the ingredients for both of them so will give them a go , the coffee cup stamp is wonderful stamps great every time. Love the Italian dies the embossing and die cut on the first card is beautiful. Thanks Sue.
Love and hugs to everyone

Jean D

Lindsay Martin said...

I'm late again Sue, two gorgeous cards for us, love them both even though I can't drink coffee as it disagrees with me, I'm sure I could swap the stamp for almost anything else I have in my stash.
Well a bad day today, the foals are all doing well, even floppy and fauna, we are keeping our fingers crossed for them both, however the stallion who had a puncture wound had to have the vet today as he could no longer put his foot to the ground the vet found he had some wire wrapped around his leg and had cut it all around, he still has some sensation to the foot so we are hoping he will make it a but it's going to be a very long process and he has a lovely huge bandage on it now and seems a little more comfortable.
Lynne I'm glad the girls are making sure you are keeping the floor nice and clean. Steph it's good to hear that you are recovering, Norah keep going that table will be under there somewhere. Cameeli am so pleased you had a good catchup with you Son and do Daughter in law. Sandra I hope Milo is ok tonight. Pam big hugs to you, Tina and Tandy. Pat congratulations on on your silver, amazing, Karen and allison hope you are both well xxxx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Two beautiful cards today Sue,
so different from each other,
hope everyone is ok today sooo miserable here in Yorkshire.From
Christine C and Ella

Esther Farquharson said...

Hi Sue, I just love your two cards today. The card Circle of Joy gave me joy just to look at it and the coffee card is just so clever using the border of coffee beans. The dies you used look so beautiful and the stamps just gorgeous. The inspiration you give me is wonderful. Thank you so much.
Esther from the Highlands

Victoria said...

Great embossed effect on the first card and so simple to do having watched the video. My favourite today is the second card. I loved the Coffee cup set when I first saw it and this card is just brilliant.

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes WOW two fer & a video being spoilt today the fist card I love thank you,for showing the great use of the die cutting then embossing the outer part just lovely also the colour combo gorgeous .
The second card also stunning love the stamp is lovely love the embossed panel the bow stick pin dazler all of it .
Love & hugs Sue & your mom Lynda Brock xx

Oh Sandra I really hope Milo got on alright at the vet & is going to be ok,such a worry sending you Hugs & a big gental cuddle for Milo xx

Pat L congratulations on silver medal at the flower show xx

Tob hope your not to badly battered & bruised gental hugs xx

Lynne Sending cuddles to Tilly & Cully hugs to you xx

Pam daily hug xx

Love & hugs to all Wilsonettes Lynda xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Good Evening crafting friends.
I really needed to come to this oasis of calm after a stressful day!
First of all the most important things - the video and two cards! Thanks Sue, I love both but the second is my favourite. I have that stamp as you know - it's a favourite but have never used the coffee beans! I liked that idea a lot. Thanks for teaching us so clearly how to get full use of our dies.
Today I realised we going to have to have a new kitchen! I'm fond of this one , faults and all but too many things are breaking down , we need to do something! What an upheaval . We should have downsized while everything was working! No I don't want to go back to the sink and washboard my Grandma had. Enough, sorry!
Sandra so sorry little Milo unwell. Sorry too you had a bad night. Hope he is lots better by now. x
Lynne I may need you in the weeks ahead - you are a kitchen cleaning expert! x
Welcome Joleen, this is the best blog! It's only me that's a bit strange today!
Pam many congratulations on that Silver Medal! x
I can't remember any more - so to all who need and deserve a hug - sent!
Love to all, Myra.
Ps Love to the poorly stallion!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry feel really bad as moaning about something so trivial as a kitchen when some have very real problems with health and bereavement. Wish I hadn't pressed that send button! Love to all Myra

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning set of cards today. Shall have to have a more in depth look when I get home from Austria. Today was rainy as we went up to the Eagles Nest. But the clouds did break to allow us some stunning views.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great cards, funny I was having a play and did the video technique at the weekend, I felt ever so smart that its on your blog today.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both cards are gorgeous. Thank you for the video tutorial. I hope you had a good weekend. Hugs Jackie

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue two very different cards and both beautiful ,I love the dark purple colour,but no way could I cut out that Rose,

Hope all is well with you.

Carol S. said...

Two very different cards but both gorgeous Sue. Love the colour choices. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Heather said...

That Beverly Hills die is so pretty! It is nice to see it in use.

Karen Ratcliffe said...

Loved the video, may have been short but informative still!
The color on the choosing Joy card is so pretty and rich looking. Love the die cuts and embossing too. The second card is more colorful and very cute. Like the cup design and other designs on the card

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards and a video. The purple/plum on the first one is gorgeous and the second is so bright and cheery.
Well done Pam L on the success of your team at Chelsea. Cameeli my craft room is in a permanent state of looking like a bomb has hit it. I don't think it could look as lovely and tidy as Sue's if I spent a month of Sundays on it! Welcome to the blog, Joleen. Hugs to all.

Emily said...

Very pretty! Love the embossing.

ang said...

Great cards lovely embossing angxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Your videos are so informative, the cut then emboss is really effective, the card is beautiful as usual

Muriel x