Thursday, 29 May 2014

Elegant Bow Tie

Hi bloggers!  Another two-fer today!  The first card has the video explanation and you can scroll down to see the second card and how to explanation.

Buy from Joanna Sheen

Finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.

For the second card I have selected this cute handbag card which I did using the same paper piecing technique as yesterday's card.  I picked some papers from the Teresa Collins paper pad for my layout.  The peach polka dot paper was simple enough that I was able to stamp my sentiment in the lower corner in black.  I added a strip of darker paper as an accent and used the Decorative Labels Eight along one edge to dress it up.  I cut the Gold Labels Four in two sizes to use as my backdrop for my handbag and inked them both lightly with Tattered Rose.  I stacked them both horizontally across the top of the card.  I stamped the handbag onto a coordinating paper from the pad and cut out everything but the handle.  I stamped it again on to milk card and cut out the entire image and glued the handbag to the top.  I used some tiny dots of PVA glue along the handle and clasp.  I cut several flowers out of felt and inked the edges with Tattered Rose distress ink before assembling them. I used black flatback pearls for the centres.   I added them around the handbag with some black jute as an accent.  I matted the piece with a thin black mat before adding a double milk coloured mat with an inner pierced layer.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7"
 in size.  All for now, Sue x


Vick said...

Good Morning Sue
Well what can i say but they are both beautiful!!! Unlike today's weather,and the past few days, rain rain rain, although its ideal crafting weather!! Hugs to you Sue, miss you on my screen but the videos make up for it LOL
Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crew!!

Just inspired!! what a beautiful, elegant cards love number 2... Sue you just keep surprising and spoiling us

Sandra glad to hear that Milo is on the mend. Bella obviously wants to let him know she is in charge!!

Tres sorry about the water in your kitchen, but even if you you pay for professionals they sometimes get it wrong, I once had a whole kitchen tiled and the grapes were put on upside down?? hope you are drying out now.

Sorry that in the news last night to hear that Maya Angelou passed away, she was a very wise and inspirational woman.
Hugs to Pam, Tres Norah, Sandra and anyone who needs.
Have a fund day!!
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

2 lovely cards today Sue thank you.
Julie Laz hope you feel better soon, what a lovely hubby you have, and hugs to all who want or need one.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another "two-fur" how lucky are we!! both absolutely stunning , love them.
Comments over the next 10 days could be quite sporadic, Hazel and I are off on holiday. Will try to look in as much as possible.

Have a great day

Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, 2 really classy cards, love them both, great video too. Thank you for all the ideas and the inspiration. Bx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, I have your how dies they are just great.
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video, Sue, love the simple elegance of this card, and the great backing papers.
Also like the second one - a good fun card, lovely colours.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
These two cards are absolutely beautiful, so elegant.
Pat x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you the cards are beautiful,and the video is great you make everything look so organised and sooo tidy, how do you do it. I always start tidy but never end up tidy lol Take care all in this persistant rain. Kitty

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both cards are lovely.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards, well hopefully when I am looking at what you have posted tomorrow the weather in Turkey will be better than what's on offer today. Still cold, damp and miserable here. Hazel xx

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue. Two very different and stylish cards.
Love card No 2.

Another grey start to the day. Will wait and see if it brightens up later, before walking my trio.
We were late going out yesterday, but the upside was the tide was starting to come in on the Estuary, so Holly and Merlin enjoyed their swims and forays in and out of the water. My son and daughter-in-law came to join us with their dog too : - )

Best Wishes to all, especially Lynne M and fellow 'Fur Baby' mum's and to all the precious 'Fur Babies' X x

Marion Bull said...

Two gorge crds today Sue, how lucky we are to have your constant inspiration! Thank you
Marion B xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another two-fer...wonderful : ) The card on the video is lovely, the smaller print papers are gorgeous and so handy. It was interesting to see how long you left the Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue on the bows to go tacky. If I leave mine(same glue) that long it would be totally dry!Great tip about using our acrylic blocks, thank you : ) Love the second card too, again with gorgeous papers, a great ladies card.
Sending Pam her daily hug, and one for everyone that is in need for whatever reason.
Julie laz, so sorry to hear that you are still suffering, I hope that you start to get better very soon. What a lovely husband you have, it's very kind of him to type your comments.
Lorraine, good luck with the cats!
Tres, sorry to hear that the kitchen got a soaking but can just picture one very wet husband!
Norah, I am hoping your hills are showing more today, I won't push and ask if there is sun on them too as I doubt it very much! Glad your daughter had a rethink about the job. We used to stay in Wormwood Scrubs staff quarters with my sister-in-laws fiance sometimes and it was just endless of locking/unlocking doors, and that was in the staff quarters! RIP Maya Angelou, a wonderful woman.
Have a good day everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards. You do spoil us but i am not complaining as all your cards are an inspiration. Must get the teresa collins paper pad as they look lovely. Love the dies on the first one and i love all the hand bag stamps. I tried stamping them on to the caught in crystal techniqe and all i can say is stunning so a big Thanks for the tutorial. Hope the weather is better over there than it is here.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Carole Z said...

Two absolutely stunning cards Sue..can't choose between time after work! Hugs Carole Z X

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards again love the paper you have used the handbag one I like a little more because I am mad about handbags thanks Tracy w x

sonja_w said...

Two beautiful and very different cards and I love them both. As I have the day off and it's raining, it's perfect to catch up on the video tutorials and do some crafting x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love your twofer days we get double the enjoyment. The Teresa Collins paper pad is so pretty and one to add to my never ending list. The video was so helpful but I doubt I could leave my glue to set as long as you did because I would forget about them and have to put more glue on lol. Both of today's cards are beautiful anybody would be happy to receive either thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love both these cards. The "bow tie" bow on the first one is gorgeous and the stamped bag is stunning. As are the flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what stunning cards you have for us today I love them bogh I will be having ago at boyh of them but I will have yo use a couple of differant dies. Take care sue x

Drbs A xx

Debra Denman said...

Good morning Sue. Another wet day still could be worse I guess. My new grass looks fabulous for it.
Beautiful cards I like the first one, the second on I love. The papers are gourgous and the stamp is beautiful. The flowers are cute too. Thank you for shareing. Loving the videos wish we could have them daily. Greedy I know.
Have a fabulous day all
Debra x
Ps of f to look at some kittens this morning (rescue ones) hoping to give 2 a new home with us

Angela Wade said...

Hi , Sue and everyone, me again ! Have only just posted on yesterday's gorgeous card. Truly a beautiful card!

Best Wishes everyone and Hugs to Julie Iaz and her wonderful hubby ,

Hope the weather brightens up later for you all

Angela in S. Wales X x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards-like the first one the best. Theres just something about the neatness/spacing of everything on it that appeals.


Annie said...

Morning Sue, two beauties today. Love your bow dies and the little felt flowers are so sweet.
Have a happy day everyone hugs Annie

Angela Wade said...

P. s
Hi Debra ( Denman) hope you get your two kittens : - )
Adopting rescue animals is so rewarding.
Best Wishes, Angela in S. Wales x

Diane said...

Two lovely cards again today Sue really pretty. I love the die in the first one and the stamp in the second one. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of today's cards are gorgeous. I will be watching the video later. The videos are such a treat. Have a great day. Love Jackie

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW 2 stunning cards today I love the hand bag stamp this is a must for my sisters birthday card she adores hand bags and purses so its a must have ..
hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the first card and the video and like the second - Happiness is defintely day spent shopping but only in craft shops! It was so cold and soggy here yday I succumbed and put the central heating on! Going to do some sorting of my A4 card today and get things organised - I think I need a bigger craft room but given that won't be happening, I'd better get smarter with the storage. That's the plan anyway. Love the top you wore in the video by the way.
Clare W

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely cards today. I like the die on the first card and well the sentiment on the second about shopping is just great. X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, two such different styles but both so nice, however the handbag really caught my eye. Love from Jackie D

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love both of these cards, love the bow on the first one and all those lovely dies! Love Jean xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love the first card. Simple and stylish.
Hope your weather is better than ours.
Have a great day. Ang x

AnneRD said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely cards again today, will catch up on the video later. Anne x

Joan D said...

Who wouldn't love to receive these cards. All my female friends would adore the handbag one,and the bow tie card is ideal for male or female . On the second card I thought there was lace down left hand side,but no. Lo and behold its the side of a die. Very clever inspirational. Thank you xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I love both of the cards ,but if you really insisted that i have one i would choose number 1 .
I will look at the video later Sue with a well earned Coffee ahh bliss .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue two very different but elegant cards! Top class Take Care Love Michelle Sxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cards but prefer the first one as I love it's simplicity. not liking the weather but I have spent a couple of days starting on my Christmas cards ( should have whispered that I think). My family think I am mad but I am enjoying myself

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I am so pleased that I don't have to choose from today's gifts. Both are really very very pretty and are equally special in their own way.
I have the filigree set of bows and find my fingers reaching for them time after time as they are so so gorgeous.
I bought the complete set of handbags from one of Julia's shows but find difficulty in using them. I suppose it's because I don't favour itemised gifts. So after seeing today's second gift perhaps I'll have another go setting them in different surroundings.
We are still wet and very dull here. Where oh where has that beautiful spring weather gone we were having last week!!!
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Soooo very pretty and I love watching your videos Sue you demonstrate techniques excellently. Thank you.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another two beautiful cards
but I think number 1 is edging it for me
don't know why as I love themboth.
Nancyd xx

karenlotty said...

No time at mo to watch video but it looks like I have all of the dies Yeh! Love the papers you've used on the handbag Reminds me of Mary Poppins and her bag would be great for shopping! Coffee drunk off to work now

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards and great video too. Great tips for the bow forming.
Donna Jones

Marion said...

Hi Sue both cards are lovely but I do like the handbag one .I love the dies you have used too.
Marion H

doreenj said...

more useful tips, thanks Sue,

Doreen x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Great use of the paper from Theresa Collins. The greys really look elegant. The bows are lovely and the rest of the dies so pretty. X

Alice G said...

The 1st card shows off how incredibly beautiful all your dies are. It's really stunning and the fantastic thing is that it is so easy to recreate because the dies do all the work. I really really love them all Sue. You are a genius. The 2nd card is beautiful too. Totally different but I'm hooked on your dies.

Hugs Alice xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards today I love them both each one is special in its own way.
Weather here dull and miserable think I will tidy my craft room a little.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous cards Sue and thank you for the video, I do enjoy watching these.

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Two very pretty cards today, great use of the die for the edging and I really like the Teresa Collins paper. Going to watch the video now.Thankyou, Linda.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I really like both these cards, and look forward to watching your video a little later. Love Theresa Collins papers and they work really well with both cards. Have a lovely day, best wishes

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties today, love the colours and the paper piecing is fab, great sentiment too

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue love both these cards. Again you have given me an idea for the handbag stamp. Will watch the video later. Looking after the grandchildren again. Hope you have a nice day. Hugs Heather.x

nannapat said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue - I just love the handbag card and what a true sentiment! It's amazing how the black jute really lifts the flowers - so very pretty. Pat x

GeeBee88 said...

Two lovely cards today Sue. Very busy at work and longing for some time to do some crafting so your blog gives me a crafty pick-me-up! Gx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - another couple of stunning cards! Dull but dry day here today in Erskine but looking forward to going to the Kings Theatre in Glasgow this afternoon to see 'Wicked'
Janette xx

Anne Crawford said...

Two great cards! I love both of them , I have the Granada die so I suppose I could try that, the Teresa Collins papers are gorgeous and I adore your bow dies ( on wish list) I had a wee laugh at the sentiment on the handbag card as I think it's just missing the additional quote of ( with a purse full of money! ) and I think crafters purses are nearly always empty LOL! Wonderful Video as usual !
Julie Laz , I hope you feel better soon, your husband sounds lovely and caring.
Hugs to all xo

Lacelady said...

Morning Sue - oooh, it's hard to choose between the two - very different from each other, but I like them both equally.

Just to rub it in, we have had three beautiful days in a row, which makes a lovely change here. (Ireland)

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Two pretty cards. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Got 2 videos stacked up now and somehow missed looking at your blog yesterday, don't know how that happened. I wouldn't normally use a handbag image for my cards but I absolutely love yours, the bag is so cute.May change my mind. SueL

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards, I really must treat myself the the paper pad, it looks so useful.
We have a much better day today after two days of horrid rain, the sun is even trying to come out. Hope your weather is good, have a nice day. Will watch the video later.

Anonymous said...

Another fab design, Sue, you've converted me to handbag cards as well now! My daughter would just love this card, as I do.
Thank you for being such an inspiration. Love, Judy M

Anonymous said...

PS forgot to say how much I enjoy the videos - what a treat they are, so inspiring! Judy M

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue and all. Two more fab cards. How do you do it. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn. X

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Both beautiful cards, so elegant and I love your bows.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love the cards sue both stunning thank you not got the bow I am off to the big craft show in Bolton on sat phil will be there so hoping he will have some of your products. Love the vidio love to all june. To the lady going to see wicked you are in for a treat xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. You´re spoiling us with two-fers. Both lovely cards. Love your bow and the beautiful handbag.
Love Val in Spain x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A '2fer'...I love it when you do a '2fer' and totally different cards both as beautiful as each other. Would find it very difficult if I had to choose one. Love those papers and the handbag stamp is gorgeous.

Love Sheila xx

Micky French said...

Love them both, and the colours are stunning
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Annie Pennington said...

Two fab cards Sue. I love the sentiment... I love to shop for craft items:) xx

Glennis said...

Fabulous cards - the bow is a great finishing touch

weefortune said...

Hi Sue

Another couple of beautiful cards, loving the hand bag, have a greatday, Hugs to all Elaine x

Denise Hancock said...

hi Sue 2 lovely cards today I do love black and white. Great video
Denise X

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
Two absolutely beautiful cards today. Hope all bloggers are well xx

Donna Golby said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful cards again. I love the bow die and must say that when made up it really stands up to whatever can be thrown at it, being posted, shoved in a bag for later etc.
please could you do a demo using the stamps that match.
Have a great day

Margaret Mc Master said...

Thanks for taking time to do the videos Sue. I don't know how you find time to do it all.
Where do you buy the piercing rulers?

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love both of these cards, especially the one with the bow. They are so elegant. Not raining yet here today, but give it time.

Love Rosemarie xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Granada must be my all time favourite one of your whole collection and with the extra die around Seville to cut the mat and layers out.Those two from the Spanish collection are my all time go to's.Sorry Sue the wee pattern goes for my eyes sending them into more orbits than normal, which is saying something. I love the layout, but i will try it with an embossed background instead i think.
Lindsay, if the first vet didn't look as close as was obviously needed, i think you should give him a by flower.I hope your wee stallion is feeling a whole lot better soon. It is NOT your fault as you love your animals to bits. Stick with the new vet.
Mr Laz, thank you for letting us know how Julie is and for keeping her upto date on what is happening here. I hope that Julie is able to see again soon, but we are here for her when she is better again. Please let her know that we are sending her some much needed hugs and wee prayers that she can feel better soon.
Tres, it took me 23 years to train my hubby in the art of not making a dogs dinner of any repairs and it is finally working, although for the first 2 decades it has cost us 3x the amount than it should have because of his DIY skills. I am only glad that your hubby didn't get electrocuted when the drill went in to the water pipe. If it will make you feel better the man across the road is just as bad. He decided to make his kitchen and diningroom into one and took away ...yes the supporting wall and the bedrooms upstairs came downstairs to meet him. Hope this little ditty lets hubby off the hook and shows it could have been worse. I hope that you can get the kitchen back to normal soon.
Lorraine, try the PDSA for help with getting the wee cats spayed and neutred as they are a charity that was set up for the good of all animals. You have probably tried them amongst the others but in case you haven't.
Joanna, i hope that the doctor can help you soon flower as it is bad enough living with one debilitating illness, but it just seems to make it 10 times harder when you get floored with another on top. I'm thinking of you flower as are your other Wilsonettes family, i hope that relief comes soon for you.
Patricia, have a great time away with Hazel and enjoy your holiday. Let us know when you come back what it was like for us who can only dream of one.
You know i sometimes find life very funny. I have had fine, poker straight hair all my life until grey intervened. Now i not only have thick hair, i also have waves, which when i look back on the rollers with the wire bristle through the middle, that mum used to put in my hair at night for it to give me a headache, couldn't sleep, they needed ripped out in the morning with half my hair attached to it, for 10 mins later it would be back to poker straight with not even a hint of a wave never mind a curl. My hair is sitting today like it has never in it's life before, and because i want it to look like this on Saturday for the wee lass' party will it go like this...will it dan. The irony of being a hairdresser and not being able to do my own has never been lost on me. Aw well, fingers crossed as i got one of those Babyliss Secret Curl, so lets see if it will work and if it does, how long it will stay in for. All bets can now be placed, LOL.
We have a cold, not so nice day up here today, so other than the post office and to get mum shopping i will be back in the house with the fire me thinks. Take care everyone, with special gentle hugs to our more fragile friends that need that wee bit extra shoulder. I hope that even if the sun isn't shining for you outside, i hope that it's gentle rays can shine from within. Hopefully i will see you all tomorrow.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two great cards, can't choose between them but I think the handbag card has the slight edge for me. Off to watch the video now, on this miserable cold day, where is our summer! Take care everyone, hugs to all who need them, Jess x

Wilma Brown said...

Well Sue once again two beautiful card, which to choose, well both as they are equally beautiful.

Wilma x x

Joanne K said...

Oh Sue, you are spoiling us again. Two great cards and another inspirational video. It's very much appreciated. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanne K said...

Oh Sue, you are spoiling us again. Two great cards and another inspirational video. It's very much appreciated. Kind regards Joanne K x

Brooke b said...

Two beautiful cards yet again.

hollyberry said...

Two stunning cards love them both,can't pick a favourite out of these.

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm with hollyberry - two stunning cards and I'd love to receive either one of them.
That Spanish die is just beautiful - I am so glad I bought it. It is elegance personified.
Hugs, Rose

Nadine in Spain said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue. Love the bow dies and the Spanish and California collections. I have them all!


Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
You really are spoiling us two fantastic cards and a video simply wonderful thank you so much.
Julie Laz do hope you soon recover hope you received my email.
Thinking of Tina especially.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Lindsay Martin said...

Two great ones again Sue, no surprise there, really am going to have to do some paper piecing as all yours look so great.
Thank you Norah, I was a tad surprised by my normal vet not spotting this at least my boy seems happier again at the moment.janette have a lovely time seeing wicked, hope you enjoy it. Debra what a great thing to do, I had a rescue cat once and she was my most loving one. Love and hogs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. 2 outstanding cards for us to help bring sunshine into our dull grey damp day ! Oh for sum Floridan warmth. Will watch the tutorial after my lovely man has finished with the hoover as Im a little 'floored' at the moment, maybe time to take the 'magic potion' !! That'll show my body who's in charge !! Julie - Im so sorry to read you are so unwell, thank you Mr Laz for caring. TDQ - that C word (banned) lol I was hoping to get to the big Bolton show this weekend just to take my mind off going into hospital on the 3rd but my bank statement says otherwise, so Phill will just have to wait till next year before he meets me lol, laughter is a great drug : )
Im really suprised I love card 2 as the bags and purses were never one of my great loves when I saw them on Julias blog, but using them with decorative paper gives them the W.O.W factor and has changed my mind completly about them.
They are both stunning, and your bow is an adorable addition to any card Sue.
Patricia and Hazel have a lovely holiday in the sun (lucky ladies)
Tina - you are in my thoughts sweetheart, hoping that you and your family are sharing the love and closeness you are lucky to have.
Pam - caring hugs chick.

To all my lovely family here, an abundance of hugs to give today to those that want one.
Cant wait to watch the video and look forward to opening the Particraft door in the morning.

Love to you Sue and ALL before me and those that follow me.

Lancashire Steph xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two more gorgeous inspirational cards with another video to watch when we are home next week. Thank you Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, so pretty I just love them both love Jean Z xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
2 beautiful cards, thank you for the video will watch later. Sending get well wishes to Julie Laz and her husband and hugs to anyone who needs one
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!

Thanks for another fab video.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards, but i think the second get's my vote, paper piecing is so clever.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love both cards. Thanks for a great video.

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, How pleased am I as I have made a very similar card for my classy daughters birthday card at the start of May. I really like these bows and I like the fact that I can change them to suit by stamping on them but for now I like them just the way they are.
X Ros

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Well you are spoiling us - again. Love the simple first card - well you make it look simple, and the second one is delicious with that handbag stamp. A true feast for the eyes. xx Maggie (so much better with a paper bow!)

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, great cards today will watch the video later.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Nana on the Hill said...

Well now, elegance and handbags, me thinks real winners both, though as a handbag lover maybe the second has a slight advantage!

Gail said...

Two fab cards again - also luv how you have used the edge of one of dies as a border - a fab way of using up pieces that you may have cut but not used xx thanks as always for the tips xx GailT xx

Emily said...

What can I say two beautiful cards! Thanks for the video

Anne Taylor said...

Another 2 beautiful cards x

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards today loved the video.
Really like the dies in the first card so pretty and i love how mix and match they are .
Thankyou jeanie

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, AWESOME VIDEO I've watched it Three times already this morning, I so love The Terresa Collins Paper Pad and it's 8 X 8 the size of Card I like making.
I Love The Fabulous Bow that you made I've got some extremely small Bull Dog Clips that hold them together while they Glue firm.
I Love all the Awesome Dies Used today The Fantastic Granada, Seville from The Spanish Collection, and The Beautiful Calofornia Decorative B and A Dies, I could do this Card on other paper because sadly I don't have The Stunning Paper Pad I must get that it's so pretty! I Love The Colours.
Two Cards once again we are so Lucky, once again using Terresa Collins Paper, Fabulous Dies from Spellbinder and Boy do I Love That Handbag Stamp and The Sentiment is so Apt, I think it's Fabulous how you create a wonderful Card from one stamp!
Both Cards are Extremely Stunning, Classy, Rich and Opulent.
Thank You Sue For Sharing For The Inspiration, For The Video Tutorial and The Fabulous Photographs.
Take Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Both the cards are fabulous as always :) Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards today - I love them both. I don't think I could choose a favourite, as they are both lovely Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Alison Couchman said...

The first card is fabulous and yet another great video. Thank you Sue. Don't like the second one but only because I don't like cards with handbags, shoes, cupcakes . . . I've been told I'm not a proper girl as I can't stand all that stuff. Ah well, variety is the spice of life.

Alison Couchman said...

The first card is fabulous and yet another great video. Thank you Sue. Don't like the second one but only because I don't like cards with handbags, shoes, cupcakes . . . I've been told I'm not a proper girl as I can't stand all that stuff. Ah well, variety is the spice of life.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
The second card is my favourite, I can see the people who would be thrilled to receive it. Have some catching up to do with the videos but will get there. Best wishes and crafty hugs to all Wilsonettes in need of a bit of extra support.
Vanessa x

Jill Liddle said...

Another two stunning cards today. Again the first one is my favourite.

Terry Owen said...

Really beautiful cards, thank you :)

SHARICA said...

2 Fab cards today .. xx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Two gorgeous cards again today.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards
Take care
Hazel G x

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue First of all Thank You very much for my winners gift, I don't usually do stamping as I usually make a mess but these are GORGEOUS, so I have been having a little play with them.
Todays cards are really beautiful think the first is my fav..Yvonne xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh both of these cards are so lovely today !! As always Sue, your video was just fab !! I so very much enjoy video days. Full of useful hints and tips, and great to be able to actually see you making a card instead of just written instructions. It is so much easier for my brain to work it all out !! I really love the first card. I have the Granada die and it is one of my favourite dies at the moment. I love, love, love the classic bow die and I have this die too. Yaaah !! At the moment I am making two Fathers Day cards using my new Calabria die and the polished silk glitters. I have not finished them yet but I left the first one all night and looked at my finished dried glitter this morning and WOW !! What fantastic results. I am so pleased !! I can't wait to make the second one now just to see the result of the other finished glitter design too !!
The second card is also really lovely Sue. I love the papers you have used and how you have made the handbag. The felt flowers are gorgeous !! I am so glad you did not ask us to choose between the two cards today because I think they are both so lovely.
I hope you are still having a good time with your family Sue. I expect you have better weather than we do here in England at the moment !! Sending lots of love to you Sue and family love Tres x x x
To Julie Laz, I am sorry you are so unwell at the moment. I hope things get better for you soon. Your husband is so kind to step in and blog for you. Wishing you lots of love, Tres x x x
To Steph, Norah, Lynne M and Tilly and Cully, Myra, Cameeli, Lyndsey Martin, Linda Brock, Pam and all the wonderful people on this blog, I hope everyone has a lovely day today. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

SusanP, Kent said...

Wow, another two-fer and a video! When will I have time to make cards? Lol. Both of these are beautiful and (unusually) I don't have a favourite, but I've really
fallen for felt flowers.

Virginia Davey said...

2 very elegant cards I like the first one because you can use it for so many different type of greetings.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Another two beautiful cards today. I love both of them so it is hard to choose.
Love Lesley S

hazel young said...

Lovely cards Sue xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards, beautiful papers, and fabulous die-cuts. We are being spoiled, but we love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Beth T said...

Love the cards!---thank you so much for designing the bows with the pierced detail already in them!
Sometimes I add a bit of foam tape doubled up inside the bow loop to keep it from flattening.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations--always inspiring……can't wait to play….

Beth T said...

ps--love the acrylic block idea-that is genius!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Fabulous cards today and video. Love them both. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Wonderful ideas and inspiration. Flora xx

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue & lovely Blog Friends,
Oh Sue 2 treats today, my favourite is definitely the first card, I am a sucker for neat and tidy and organised cards, also I am in love with your bows, I stick them on everything, perfect for when you don't have matching ribbon, the second card is gorgeous too, I would be very happy to receive either.
The thing I would most like to receive though is my replacement GRand Calibur, nearly 3 months on and still no sign!
Milo is running round like a wild thing again , thank goodness, back to vets tonight to check up and get more antibiotics, KERCHING! Mire money I can't spend on craft stash! These vets sure get good money, we were there for 10 minutes tops on Tuesday £30, that's a pretty good hourly rate! Worth it though!
Thanks Cameeli for your kind words, Bella is definitely the boss, although a lot smaller, I think she was the tiniest one in the litter, their previous owner used to put one bowl of food out for all of them and I think she got pushed out rather a lot, seemed a funny way of feeding, but they gave their own bowls now so she is gaining weight! Although we are battling at the moment as everyone seems to think that they can only survive and have a healthy life if they gave dry food, we have weaned them off the super cheap stuff that they were on, but was is this obsession with dry food?! The stuff at the vets is extortionate, I could buy Half of Sue's collection for two bags! When we had cats growing up there was no Kitten food. Kitten milk. Senior food etc, it was kite kat or whiskas end of story, I think it's all a big prick your conscience into paying out more money! Bit like the Baby milk carry on these days, follow on milk. Toddler milk etc, mine went from breast to cows milk! Anyway rant over, sorry!
Hugs to all of you lovely ladies,
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Love them both!

Su Abell said...

Good morning Sue,
Love your tutorials. I am new to your blog and your youtube videos. What size are your cards? They seem so much larger then the ones I make. Especially love the bow on the first card.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A real treat today with a two-fer. Both elegant, but different. The first is obviously a classic colour combo, very smartly dressed with a dickie bow. The die cutting is so detailed, yet doesn't look too fussy.
The second card is a girlie's dream, the labels die cuts really make a feature out of the handbag stamp. The card stands out even though the colours are very subtle and muted.

Theresa Pace said...

both lovely cards Sue. the first is very elegant and in my favourite combo. the second is pretty and cute xx

Theresa Pace said...

both lovely cards Sue. the first is very elegant and in my favourite combo. the second is pretty and cute xx

nzillingworth said...


sued99 said...

Two lovely cards. What a treat!

sued99 said...

Two lovely cards. What a treat!

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue, and the Wilsonettes.
What a treat. I love both cards but have got to confess I have a massive soft spot for your new dies. I've managed to buy a few over the last couple of months and seem to be drawn to the Spanish collection though do love them all. I actually made a card myself and kept thinking that it didn't look finished. It's the bow tie that was missing lol.
I'm starting to feel a bit better today which is a godsend with going to Bolton tomorrow for the workshop day. I'm so looking forward to it. Saturday is a shopping day at Bolton too so I should imagine I'll need the rest on Sunday lol.
Thanks again to Norah for thinking It is so nice of you.
Hope you all enjoy your day whatever it is your doing.
Crafty love, Jo xx

TOB said...

Two gorgeous cards today, love them both although very different, who wouldn't love a handbag card. Great techniques , fab video as always.
Hugs to all Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue both cards are lovely video was very good. Nice to see Wilma here today. Hugs tp all who need one today. Sophy n Gran

Barbara said...

Two delightful cards today and both quite different. The little bag is so cute and I love paper piecing too.
Heard that you and Julia are coming to Scotland and was hoping it wasn't just to Aberdeen as its too far for the majority of crafters who live in Edinburgh/Glasgow and was wondering if you had considered somewhere else more central in Scotland. There is a fantastic large craft shop In Hillington Glasgow called Craftworld and I know Jodie from Tonic was there a few weeks ago and loved it. Its just that Aberdeen is so far up for most of us to travel to, what about a visit to Hobbycraft at the SECC???????

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue two more gorgeous cards i love them both and find it hard to pick a favourite, the video is brilliant these go on my to do list love J

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the first card especially as it has my favourite bow on it! Not keen on second one mainly because of the handbag - I'm with Alison Couchman I'm afraid! Debra I hope you get your cats my cat Scamp was a rescue cat & I was told that she would never be a cuddly cat by the RSPCA - if only they could see her now! She likes nothing more than cuddles! Julie hope you're feeling better and pleased that your hubbie is taking good care of you. Lindsay glad stallion is getting better. To everyone else on this wonderful blog, hope you are well and if not sending you gentle hugs. Sad to hear about Maya Angelou, she will be greatly missed. Love to all Alison xxx

Susan White said...

I love how you mix up patterns on your cards and still come up with such a fabulous result! Thanks for sharing Sue, Susan x

Blue Rose said...

What great his and her cards, at least to me. Your bow card is very handsome, and your purse card is beautiful. What amazing job you did on both. Great tutorial.

Jackie Meechan said...

Sue love twofer days. Never got to see your post yesterday but have just popped in. Hoping to get a crafty day 2moro and make a thank you card for my brother.

Vie Carter said...

Love the two for one days, great cards


Leanne said...

Elegant card!

Jane said...

Both very nice cards today.

Jane xx

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Another two stunners but the first one has the edge.
Amanda x

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Another two stunners but the first one has the edge.
Amanda x

Maryann Laursen said...

2 very very beautiful cards here today Sue. I love that handbag, you used on the second one, it´s pretty awesome, I think and very different from what you use to do, but oh sooo gorgeous as well.

Karen Drew said...

2 beautiful cards today. Very drawn to the sentiment on the handbag card!! Lol
Karen xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening hope you don't mind Sue if I leave a message for
Sandra, I have left a message on your blog regarding feeding puppies hope you get it!
Margaret corgi owner

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today. I have to admit though the second one is my favourite. I love handbags! Best wishes,
Alison D

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Two simply beautiful cards for today. Had to go straight to bed after work yesterday but just looked at yesterdays card it was totally stunning. I should know better by now and pace myself better. Love and hugs to everyone.

terrie said...

Both cards are both beautiful and elegant...I like the bow on the video card and the purse on the second one...
Well done Sue

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes WOW WOW two fer fabulous cards you do spoil us Sue I love the first one & brilliant video too I love all the dies you have used & show how they all work so well together that's why I love your collection of dies. I love the colours of the Theresa Collins papers ( I have just ordered them from Joanna ) the card is so elegant. The second card is very girly I think any young lady would love it.The stamp is beautiful.
Love & hugs Sue & hugs to your lovely mom.
Lynda Brock xx

Lindsay so pleased the Stallion is much better & happy again sending him Big cuddles xx

Sandra so good to hear Milo is ok & Bella is sorry, I agree about vets bills Annie got one of them grasses in her paw last year had to have an operation & cost £200 but then it got infected as vet never got it all out so had to operate again but they wanted to charge another £200 but we refused to pay as it was on going from last opp so they reduced it to £100 still you have to do it for them. Big hugs to you Bella & Milo xx

Julie Laz hope your eye gets better very soon & your lovely hubby blogs for you he did a great job love & hugs to you both xx

Gail hugs to you & your brother hope he is improving xx
Tres hope kitchen is back to normal & not a paddling pool any more .hugs xx

Pam sending your daily hug also Steph Tina Norah,

Lynne Sending Tilly & Cully big Cuddles from Annie & Bambi & hugs to you all from me xx

Love to all on the blog Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the demo.
Two super cards.
Veronique L

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi to all crafting friends!
I'm very late today! More of that later. First things first! Sue I love both today's beautiful cards. As has been said by others I too resisted buying handbag cards as they seemed a bit limiting! Well just introduce Sue and limiting becomes limitless! One of your greatest gifts is that you can transform the mundane into the exquisite ! We have "Designer" bag at no extra cost! Genius!
Today been shopping with friend and her daughter! I'm totally jiggered! I have sons so shopping with daughters is a shock! Now I begin to understand how my Mum felt. However dress to wear to a wedding now bought! It took only 6 hours !!
Sandra glad little Milo is better. Hope he doesn't need too much more medication. so pleased you said you had a little rant - I'm looking for company on the rant front!
Norah, men and DIY , enough said! x
Steph - had thought about Bolton Show but just too busy tomorrow. I need to save pennies ( ha ha) for what needs to be done in my kitchen . You take care!
Will be thinking of you on 3rd. x
Love to all crafting friends on this lovely blog.
Julie a special night night! x
Love Myra

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Two gorgeous cards today Sue. I love the video and the balancing of the blocks on the bows. What a brilliant idea! Love those papers and an ideal man card too. Beautiful dies. Love the girly handbag one too it's so cute. Like Vick says, we do miss you so videos are a consolation. Thank you for your inspiration x Just to say too the card for the Wednesday card giveaway is stunning! What an effect using patterned papers for the dress. Clever idea and it's one that you forget you can do with papers.... Just to say sending hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need one at this time. take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a brilliant two-fer and video today, thank you. I am addicted to your bow dies and have them all. I have the Italian collection but feel the need for the Spanish collection coming on!

Laura O said...

two fab cards as always ,Laura O

Janice K said...

Two very pretty and elegant cards.x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Two FAB cards for us today, the first one (and video) is gorgeous love the classic bow, the second is a really girls card - LOVE both of them, thank you.
Still with the grandchildren and enjoying time with them, have also been gardening and helping daughter make display boards for her church. I have been using Californian Border Die to edge the boards. Sue have you realised if you cut the boarder die out and then cut another boarder alongside the first (as close as possible) with the deep scallop facing you have a Holly strip? - I now have quite a few Holly strips, now need to work out if I can use them when I make C.......s (sorry I know it very early) cards.
Crafty hugs to everyone, love Brenda xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's video the Theresa Collins papers look lovely and your Grenada die is so intricate just beautiful and your fabulous bow finishes the card off , stunning. Love the second card too, couldn't choose between them, the handbag stamp and the felt flowers are lovely , thanks Sue.

Sending crafty hugs to everyone
Jean D

samantha wade said...

Great twofer .love the second card, must make some felt flowers,but both are lovely .x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue two fantastic cards,just about to watch the video, 2 long stressful days,but ended in a lot of joy.
Our first grand child was born yerstday ,a very long labour for my daughter ,so Aine Iona was born and is doing well.

Carol S. said...

Two gorgeous but very different cards. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Janice Brummett said...

2 Beautiful cards. You make it look so easy. I always enjoy your work.

Sandy H said...

Two delightful cards and a great video. The felt flowers on the second card are lovely.
Congratulations Ita on becoming a grandmother. Good wishes to your daughter, her husband and baby Aine Iona.

Muriel Kelly said...

Thank you for another great video, you do make it look so easy! Love both the cards but feel the need for some Spanish to go with my Californian dies. So tempting

Muriel xx

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely cards Sue but must admit I really really like the second one.x

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous cards.Love them both.
Helen Bx

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for yet another wonderful video!! I love both cards. and I'm so looking forward to getting on with my crafting after having a bad wrist for several weeks. You make me want to go ahead again :)