Thursday, 1 May 2014

Faux Letter Press

Hi crafters!  It's a long one today, a video to watch (showing the letterpress technique with a die), a second card to see and pics of my Mom's surprise party.  I hope you have a few minutes to enjoy it all!
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Today's extra card is a really fast card to do which, I know, we all need from time to time.  I started with kraft card (which I love) and used the Justrite butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Kisses stamp set.  Using Adirondack Snow Cap pigment ink, I stamped the butterfly several times across the card, going off the edges on both sides.  I used a Black Archival ink pad to stamp the sentiment.  I also stamped the butterfly in black in the lower area of the card (between the white butterflies) and one more time on a separate piece of kraft card.  I cut out the extra butterfly, but nipped away the antennae on it.  I used a white gel pen to highlight the butterfly then added it directly a top the stamped image so the antennae showed from the stamped image.  I used Black Soot distress ink around the edges and then used my scissors to distress them.  I matted it with a thin black mat, then added a white pierced layer and finished with another thin black mat and a white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.

Here are a few pictures from Mom's surprise party.  I had a bit of problems with the sun coming through the windows so most of the shots are pretty washed out.  I still liked this one even if it is a bit over exposed!

Here is her cake, not a calorie in it! LOL

My Mom has never owned a pair of jeans in all of her life and she made the mistake of telling that to everyone a few weeks ago.  One of the presents everyone got together to give her was her very first pair of blue jeans!

Here she is opening up the other present they got her....

 It was a hat!  She loves hats!

Group photo!
 Roger and Earl in their party tiaras, Mom in her new hat!  It was a fun breakfast party
though, everyone takes such good care of my Mom when I'm not there.  They are the best!

All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Hello Sue, loving todays cards, as I always do. Just so beautiful. Photos are fab, Mom looks great.
Jean, I hope your son is making some improvements, my thoughts are with you.
Lindsay, so sorry to hear about Little Floppy, poor little thing. My daughter lost her first horse 3 years ago (grass disease/fever) and even though she has 2 more now, she will never forget her "Mojo".

Vick said...

Oh Sue you really look like your mom and she looks like she had a brilliant party, she's stunning for her age!!! wow!!!
the cards are beautiful and i love the letterpress technique, but my fav is the butterfly card, gonna try this later, hugs to you lovely lady, Vick xxx
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Heather Rogers said...

What a lovely card. Can't wait to see the video. Thanks for sharing your photos. Mum looks so happy and not a day older than last year!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

trent999 said...

Morning everyone. This is Nick from Bulgaria. I just had to write to let you know that the vouchers you all sent arrived. Apart from a massive thank you to everyone who has helped to keep the club going, I really don't know what to say, to use the word emotional would be an understatement. I'm only sorry that I will never get to meet you in person, I've been really touched by your kindness and generosity it will make a real difference. I mentioned in an e-mail to Sue that it has reminded me of the film 'It could happen to you' with Nicholas Cage.
I am truly blessed to be a member of Sue's blog and to be surrounded by the amazing Wilsonette's.

Sue both of these cards are stunning, I so love your background die. Thank you for sharing your Moms Birthday photos with us, they're super.
Lots of love and hugs to you all, Take care Nick

Pam said...

Nick, so happy to have helped you with all of the good work you are doing for the village. Hope you can keep it going. Best wishes

Annie said...

Morning Sue, what great photos and your Mom looks fantastic! and first pair of jeans at 91, wow! lol!
Your cards as always are gorgeous, love them both but the blue faux letter press card is my favourite!
Happy day xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two great cards both beautiful
but really like the butterfly one it is
Fantastic photo's of your mum she looks great
and no different from last year thanks for
Nancyd xx

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue. Wow two stunning cards and a video for us today thank you. I must say I love the butterfly card most it's just perfect. Your mum looks fabulous and very happy.
I tried to do a card last night with the double mat and pricing, it's not a patch on yours I will have to practice more.
Debra x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards for us this morning you spoil us. I love your background dies they are so pretty and versatile. I am away in our caravan so I won't be able to see the video until I get back home (internet is done through my phone and it's too slow). I love your 'quick' card looks as if it took you ages to make.
Wow! Sue you look like your Mom two beautiful ladies she certainly looks as if she enjoyed her day. I'll have that recipe for the 'no calorie' cake lol. When I lost all my weight the first thing I bought was a pair of jeans 😄
Hugs x
Heather T

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, what can I say apart from two gorgeous cards, great photos of your mum and she is looking so well. Hazel xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another wonderful cideo. I love that technic.
And the other card is so pretty too.
Your mum's birthday looks like a very happy one. She looks GOOD!

kitty davies said...

Good Morning Sue.
Thank you the cards are beautiful, I will watch the video later. Thank you for sharing your Moms special day with us you look like your Mom. They all look a very Happy bunch. Take care all Kitty

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards today, I especially love the butterfly card. Thanks for sharing your photos it looks like a good time was had by all. Xx

Maria Illsley said...

Lovely cards Sue and its great to see the pics of your mom.
You look so much like her xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two great cards and some great pictures of your mums birthday love the first card going to try the letter press card thanks Tracy w x

Rosie said...

Both cards look fantastic.So does your Mom's surprise party!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, fabulous video, and great tip for getting the embossed detail on the frame, also the faux letter press. Both cards are gorgeous. Pics of your Moms party are great, she looks amazing for 91. Love the tiaras. Bx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what beautiful cards i love them both. I adore the dies that you have used in the first card. I hsve just got the right place for one to go. Your mum looked as if she enjoyed her self. Tell your mum she looks really well and I like hrr hat. Hugs to you both xx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards, Sue, and what a treat to see the pictures of your Mom's birthday! Thank you for all the inspiration you give us, and sharing such special events. Love, Judy M

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
You are totally spoiling us again today with a video and a two-fer. I like to "save" the videos until after work to watch slowly/replay. Love the photos of your Mum's party, she does not look 91!
Lindsay - so sorry about little Floppy. Jean, I hope your son makes a speedy recovery.
Special thoughts to everyone.
Sue xxx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue, super cards today, looking forward to watching the video later on also.
My mum used to say that jeans were just work wear! so she never had any either and said they were not for being dressed up in!
Hope your mum liked her first pair? it looks a great party. x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely cards this morning.
Your mom's party pictures look like everyone is having fun. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your day everyone.
Sally x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue.Today's cards are both great. I love the sentiment on the butterfly card. I enjoyed looking at the photos of your Mom's party ~ she looks wonderful!
Nick, lovely to hear from you and to know that we have helped ~ hope your club goes from strength to strength.
Maggie x

Nicola Belshaw said...

Love both hards today.
It. Was lovely to see you all having such a nice time on your mom's birthday xxxx

Rachel Taylor said...

Love the cards , the letterpress really works on the first one .your mom looks so happy ! You can tell you're her daughter !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely post today...your Mom certainly looks like she was having a good time and she looks so we'll...what a lovely bunch of friends! I love both cards today and am really looking forward to watching the video after work today..I think my favourite is the butterfly card...stunning! Hugs Carole Z X

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Two perfect cards today. I love them. I have just made a pot of tea and am off to watch the video.

I wish I was a member of the breakfast club. It looks like good fun. How is Jill getting on with the jeans?

Thank you for sharing your photos with us. X

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely cards, the second one is my favourite as butterflies always do it for me. The pictures are great, your mum looks so happy and young, thanks for sharing x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both these cards are beautiful but I favour the butterfly one. It's gorgeous!
Your mum looks like she had a brilliant time on her birthday. You're so lucky to have her for so long.
Thanks for the photos and for sharing your talent with us.
Crafty hugs

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards-love the 1st one. Its very generous of you to share your family photos, your Mum looks amazing gor 91. Must be the great Florida weather.


Craftetter said...

Hi Sue, great cards as usual. Good to see the photos of your Mum enjoying her party. She looks fantastic for 91 and you should put up a photo of her wearing her jeans!! It is great that you can get to spend the time with her and that she has such fantastic friends when you are not around. It helps cope with the loneliness.
Hugs Elaine xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue you are spoiling us with two beautiful cards, a video and pictures of your mum's surprise party. It was lovely to hear from Nick and I pleased the vouchers are making a difference. Have a great day everyone. Love Jackie

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

Well you all looked like you was having a great old time good for your mom she looks real well and isn't it great to have friend like she has especially when you r are away from her great pictures .. Right as for the card they are really stunning I adore that butterfly stamp its so life like I will sit back later when I get some time to myself and watch the video . thanks again Sue for sharing your wonderful creations with us .. take care all hugs sarah xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Two lovely cards Sue , the butterfly card is so lovely , l so like the way you have stamped -looks beautiful.
Will watch video later .
Love your photos , you and mom are very alike -she also looks amazing!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great video and faux letterpress technique, loving the butterfly card too.
Thank you for sharing photos of Moms birthday, looks like a fun time was had by all, bless the guys for wearing their party crowns too.
Donna Jones

Marion Bull said...

I don't know how you do it Sue! Two lovely cards and a video that I will watch later and then photos of your mum's party. She looks amazing and not a day older than last year and so like you! Just an amazing pair!!
Marion B

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love love love both of todays cards. It is so hard to use new words to describe them . I will just have to stick to ones I know . Stunning, beautiful , gorgeous, amazing. Love
the photos of your mom. She looks fantastic.
Lol lynne m x x

Lindsay - what can I say, my heart hurts for Floppy and you. If you ever need a massive hug from fur babies just let me know, I'm there for you hun x x x
Johanna - yes those biscuits are called Iced Gems.
Sandy H - hubby is in enough trouble with the backhanded compliment , luckily for me he wouldn't have thought to take a photo.
Jean - sending lol and hugs for your son.

To all "Wilsonettes" gentle hugs and love sending your way x x x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Two brilliant cards, and I will watch the video later, I have a busy day today!
Thanks for sharing the photos of your mums birthday, she looks so well, it's living in Fl that does it. Its nice for you to know she has such good friends for when you are not there.
Gail C x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two fantastic cards, love them both! Thank you for sharing the photos of your Mom's birthday with us. She looks marvellous for her age, she certainly doesn't look 91, such a smart lady who you obviously take after. Would love to see a photo of her in her jeans! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Book me in to where your Mum lives;looks great!! Thank you for Sharing your wonderful card ideas, I'll watch the video shortly. I put the 'puter on for a "short" while and end up spending more time on it than I intended. OOPS! lol Mabex

kitty davies said...

Morning again Sue. just watched the fantastic video thank you.Kitty

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow you are so like your mom but younger lol. It looks like she is really enjoying herself, new hat, first ever jeans and a no calorie cake, family and friends what more could she ask for. Thank you for sharing your photos you all look like one big happy family. Now for your beautiful cards the first one is stunning. I love your background dies and the letterpress technique. You are right about the second one we all need a quick card now and again and this is a lovely one with the butterflies and kraft card.
Hope you and your mom have had time to do some of your crafty shopping trips.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, what A Truly Awesome Video great Tips and Techniques, I so love it when you share them with us, I keep them on my iPad for future reference.
I Truly Love today's Card The Faux Letter Press
This Backgound looks like Beautiful Fretwork just so Stunning.
I really enjoyed The Tip with The Embossed Frames it looked so effective, I must say The Colours were Stunning, I Love my Black's but I also Love softer Colours.
Fabulous Close up Shots that show such Fantastic Heat Embossing.
Today your so Extremly Kind but you always are you've shared TWO CARDS with us, I so much Love this Card as I always Love Cards when I've got the ingredient's to have a go, it won't be as good as yours!
The Butterfly is so easy to cut out, so as you mentioned you can remove The Antennae because like you've done you've placed the cut out Butterfly over the stamped one, so The Antennae are showing.
Awesome Photogragphs of yourself and your Wonderful Mum and her Friends, she looks Fantastic, it's wonderful she has such wonderful kind friends to take care of her while your in England, I think it's great she has somewhere to go each day to have Breakfast and enjoy time with friends, Sue thank you for sharing these Personal Photographs with us.
Sue thanks for today's amazing Video and sharing such Beautiful Cards I really appreciate it as I gain so much in Tips and Techniques from you.
Take Great Care "Sue" Love and Hugs from Sam x
To all of Sue's wonderful Bloggers, have a great day!
Hugs from Sam

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two great cards today. I love the letter press one, now I have mastered this technique I use it a lot. The butterfly on Kraft card is beautiful as well.

Your Mom looks amazing. First jeans at 91, what is going to be next. They sound an amazing group of people keeping an eye on your Mom when you are not there.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card and lovely birthday photos.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
The photos are lovely, you do look like your Mom and you all look like you are having a great time
These two cards are lovely and I especially like the butterflies on craft card this really is my style - thank you

Pat x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

These two cards are gorgeous, love them both.

Great photos of your Mom's Birthday, doesn't she look so well and young?!
It must be a great comfort to you knowing your mom is so well looked after by all these kind people, what a great place to live.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

foxyg said...

Two fabulous cards Sue. And your Mom looks fantastic. Enjoy the rest of your stay.

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Wow, two lovely cards today, they are both beautiful. I think the photos of your mum's party are lovely, you are so alike (two peas in a pod) and she looks wonderful and so happy, thank you for sharing them.
Hugs to everyone
Dawn Searle xxx

Anonymous said...

Lordy, Sue, what are you both on?? You and your Mom look fabulous and younger than last year. It's all in the genes, and Mom in her new jeans! Great pics, thanks, does Earl ever smile - he looks so solemn?
Will watch video later, nice card but better with a bow! Love the kraft butterfly one.
Nice to hear from Nick and that his club has been helped so much.

'P' in Wales
Oh - specials! Cameeli hope you all have a perfect day on Saturday.
Jean D hope your son is improving - what a worry.
And to the four-foots - (Lindsay) Floppy, time is on her side maybe things will improve - (Pearl) Oska hope he's quite okay again.

Joan D said...

Two fabulous cards again today. Will watch video later. Have always liked butterflies on cards and at one time every card gad one on!
Sue,the photos are lovely,your mum looks reLly great.a truly elegant lady like her daughter. Sure you must worry about her when you're away from the family,but delightful when you are with your family x x

hazel young said...

Lovely photos Sue glad your mum had a great birthday. Great cards love the butterfly one the best xx hazel

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning and will get to watch video later after shopping with my Mum.
It is my twin grandchildren's Maisie and Xander's 1st birthday today have sent cards as they live too far to visit.
It is a very dull and grey day today with rain forecast for later so crafting again it is then.
I love the photos of your Mom she looks great, it is lovely to see that she has great friends around when your not there.
Can you find out the recipe for that cake calorie free sounds good to me, but then all cake eaten for your birthday are so I'm told.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting Wilsonettes.
Love Tina x

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue will watch video later. Slept in but still had to check your blog first thing. Fab cards as always and your family photos are just lovely. Your Mum does not look her age. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Yes you are amazing! I am loving both cards today even if they are different.
I was so pleased to see the pictures from your Mom's birthday surprise, it looked like you all had a wonderful time and your Mom looks so well! It must be very reassuring that your Mom is being looked after by the breakfast club! lol Take Care love Michelle S xxx

linda boyce said...

Morning Sue great cards as always but sorry to say lily is more intrested in the party photos your mum looks great so happy and not a day older than last year ,lucky lady the cake realy got lily hugs linda and lily

Sandra said...

Good morning Sur and Jill,
Firstly I would like to ask Jill her secret, she looks absolutely fantastic for her (young) years! Did you go 'clubbing' after as you would on your 21st!
Seriously though, you look so fantastic, I only wish I look as good as you at your age. The breakfast club looks a amazing place to be, so friendl and inviting!
Sue, two lovely cards today, I look forward to watching the video everytime!
Relax and enjoy the rest of your break Sue,

nuttinanni said...

2 stunning beautiful cards as always from the fantastic Sue Wilson. Your Mom looks really great in the photos, whatever she is doing I'd like some of that please. Hugs Cheryl xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely photo's of your Moms party { she dont look no older than last years Photo's }

Your cards a beautiful as always, but i have a soft spot for the Butterfly one .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Firstly what lovely photos of your Mum's party, love the tiara's, you look just like her, and she doesn't look 91
These cards are stunning as always.
Will watch video later
Carol x

Karen said...

Great cards, will enjoy the video later. Wonderful photos and Mum looking incredibly young for her years. How lovely that you could all get together and celebrate. xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 great cards. Thanks for sharing your photos, your Mum must have had a lovely birthday. My Spanish background and Seville dies should arrive today, cannot wait to get crafting with them.
Denise X

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the 2 cards Sue .....and the pictures. Are lovely .....happy crafting ....x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue you have been busy, two stunning cards and lovely pictures of your Mums birthday. Looks like you all had a great time and what a great community to live in. Thats what I miss as I have grown up people looking after one another.
Will watch the video later but am going to have a go at reproducing the butterfly card as it is fantastic. Nick so happy to have been of help. Have a great day everyone.x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Clean and simple card but very stylish, loved the video.

Your mom looks really great for her 91years, must have good genes in the family as you both look fantastic. I hope your mom enjoys wearing her jeans, they will go with her new hat:-)

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards today. Can't choose between them as they are both beautiful in their own right. Will have to watch the video as usual. I'll try the letterpress technique after watching the video. The sentiment on this card is what we all think you are Sue. Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing your mums photos. I just love her hat. Wish I could wear one, but I look awful in a hat. A lovely lot of friends who take great care of her for you. Hugs to everyone who needs one today.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love both cards and not a big bow insight yeh!.
your mom looks great for 91yr and looked so happy.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, will watch video later, photos of your mum enjoying her party are great, she is certainly a very young 92yr old

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, the cards are beautiful and your Mom looks very happy. I am glad she had a good Birthday love to all Jean Z xx

Alison Couchman said...

Love the faux letterpress. I wonder why the highest embossed points look so much paler? Maybe it's the light hitting the glossy surface?
I can only hope I look half as well as your mum if I get to her age. She looks amazing and so very happy.

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Two stunning cards today Sue. I love watching your videos, and the butterfly card is so understated, and so beautiful!
Your Mum is fabulous!! I know we all wish her many more birthdays.Thanks for sharing the pics. happy to have helped. Keep up your good work.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Anne Crawford said...

I think FABULOUS ! Has to be the word for today!
For you and your mum ( both look wonderful ,must be in the genes)
The birthday photos ( everyone looks so happy)
Two terrific cards & a butterfly added to the 1st one would be perfect for me.
Excellent Video ( love the letterpress technique )
All in All FABULOUS !
Hugs to all xo

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. Will watch the video later.
Thanks for sharining your Mom's birthday piccies with us.

karenlotty said...

Lovely cards Your mum looks really well Her first pair of jeans at 91 - good on her She'll be joining a line dancing group next! Don't scoff my ma-in-law teaches it and she's 90 next birthday!

Janet k said...

Morning sue, thank you for another great card, love the photos of your mom, she looks amazing for her age and may she continue to do so, thank you for sharing those with us, love Janet x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - two beautiful cards again today! I love the faux letter press background & must give this a try!
Your mum looks amazing and certainly seems to have enjoyed her birthday surprise - here's to many more!
Hugs Janette xx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Great card as usual,love the blue my favourite colour,and you can't go wrong with butterflies.Looks like your mom enjoyed herself.
Love Angela x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for both beautiful cards. I haven't used reinker to letterpress, must have a go. I love the effect. The embossing really adds to he frame too. I must say though, How do you get away with waving your heat gun right beside the pile of embossing powder that is waiting to go back in the pot? If I tried that it woukd be all over the place! :)
Love the butterfly card, sweet sentiment. Kraft card is my favourite card :)
Thank you for sharing Mom's birthday pics. She really does look fabulous,no-one would guess she was anywhere near 81 let alone 91 :) (It's my birthday today and if I look half as good as Jill then I will be very happy! The "no calorie" cake looks just what a birthday cake should look like....yum. Will she wear the jeans I wonder, and the hat really suits her. What peace of mind it must give you knowing Mom is happy, safe and loved when you aren't there Sue.
Hugs for Pam and all in need, Lindsay, so sorry about little Floppy. Jean, I hope your son makes a speedy recovery.
Take care.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What lovely happy photos today of your Moms party. She really seems to have a lot of loving friends.
Two lovely cards today. Will have to watch the Video later as I´m off out now to my Craft Club.
Love Val x

Aspiring crafter said...

Back after watching video-great techniques Sue-thanks for showing us.
The blue looks brighter on video and is really pretty with the embossing,

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely post today, great photos of your Mum's breakfast family, looks like sh had a great time. Bet the cake was delicious. Thanks for sharing,
I love both cards today but the butterfly one is so pretty.
Will watch the video later.
Have a good day.

iReneM said...

Lovely happy pics of your Mum and friends.
My word!! she's looking good :)

A great technique today, Sue. Love the finished card. It really doesn't need any embellies.


MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Both cards are beautiful but the butterfly has the edge for me. Always a sucker for a butterfly.
Your Mum looks as if she had a super time. Here's to many more happy birthdays!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - 2 fab cards - especially like the look of the 1st one - will watch video later.

Love the pics of your Mom's Bday - she certainly doesn't look her anything near her age and nor do you if you dont mind me saying that - must be in your jeans - sorry genes (get it?)urghhhhhhh...

That cake looks scrummy and the guys wearing tinsel tiaras - bet they are good to chat to and have some fun stories to tell.

Dull wet n cold again here today.
Clare W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards today and thanks for the video with the faux letterpress - must try this. The second one might be a quick card but it looks as though it took you ages. The photos are great, your mam looks fantastic for 91 and she seems to be enjoying herself. Love the hat! It must be a comfort to you to know that she has such a lovely bunch of people looking out for her while you're over here.
Nick, so pleased you've got the vouchers and hope the club goes from strength to strength, glad to help. Lindsay sorry to hear about Floppy. Pearl hope Oskar is getting better. Jean hope son is ok. Cameeli hope you are having a good time with your parents. To everyone else hope you have a good day. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two wonderful cards today. I'm going to watch the video later and I really want to see the letterpress technique as it looks fabulous. What a lovely photo of you with your mum and it looks like she had a brilliant birthday. May you share many more with her. Have a great day, best wishes

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sue, great to see such happy pictures of your Mum . Love the butterfly on your kraft card. Maddy x

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. Today has been a real treat with both lovely cards to copy, a video to watch and your Mom's special birthday to share. You look lovely - as does she. What a happy memory. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue. All I'm going to say today is "gosh, you're clever". Thank you for making me smile.
I'm so glad you had a great time with your Mum. You all look so happy, lovely pics. I'm struggling with my hands today so can't really do as much as I'd like.
Love to all, Jo xx

nannapat said...

What lovely photos from your Mom's birthday party Sue. No mistaking who your mother is, you are so alike! Love both of today's cards, the butterfly card is stunning for a quick card. I normally think a quick card looks just that, not a lot of effort gone into it, but not in this case. Pat x

Lacelady said...

Super cards today Sue, and may I say your Mum doesn't look 70, let alone 91! I wonder, will she wear the jeans? That will have to be the next pic. please.

Off to watch the video now. I love how you decorated the die with lots of dots - made it look really rich.

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue and Everybody,

Exciting cards, you are indeed amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing photos from Mom's birthday breakfast with her friends; nice to see them all again.
Here is a lady who appears to have had only good thoughts throughout her 91 years.
I wish you all the very best in your new year.
Love from me,
Lis xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
We are all very lucky today, two cards and lovely pictures of Mom's Birthday Breakfast.
I love both cards but probably the Butterfly card has just pipped it to the post for me!
I have only just started to use Kraft Card and am now hooked on it. It goes so well with all kinds of cards.
Your Mom looks marvellous and I am glad she enjoyed all her Birthday messages and look forward to seeing a picture of her wearing the blue jeans!
Love from Lesley S

hotpotato said...

lovely photos of your mum's birthday breakfast bash Sue.....your mum looks good for 91yrs.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely cards as usual. I love the blue and white combination and I love white on kraft card too. Some lovely pictures of your moms party. Great memories. X

Anonymous said...

What lovely photos of your Mum's party. I remember thinking last year that your Mum was so elegant and she certainly doesn't look another year older. What a lovely idea of breakfast club, wish they would do something like that here.

Beautiful card and the craft card is something I want to try.

Take care.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful cards love them both so simple yet so gorgeous.

Fabulous pics of your Mom's party she is amazing and the Birthday cake looks yummy and no calories lol!!!

Hugs Annx Without an "e"

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, I will watch your demo later as I have to pick up my grandson from pre-school as his baby sister is in hospital. It will give me something to look forward to. Mom's birthday party looks great fun, she looks so young! SueL x

Susan White said...

Thanks for the video today - really informative. My favourite card is the butterfly tho as I'm really into stamping at the minute. You're mum looks like she had a fab time at her party - good for her trying out some jeans for the first time at over 90!!! Susan x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
First of all what a wonderful post today. It's so fabulous to see your Mum on her 91st birthday enjoying herself with her friends and family. She just sparkles so much with vibrancy and a twinkle in her eyes.
Another stunning card today and a great video love the idea of the letterpress..haven't seen it done that way before. Then a beautiful card with a butterfly, the prettiest creature on earth. Thank you so much for all of this today Sue.

Love Sheila xx

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Lovely pics sue im glad ur mum enjoyed her day, it would have been my mums birthday today, she would have been 75 so at 91 ur mums is looking fab, and doing great!! Ur two cards have cheered me up, they are both beautiful and again so different, will watch video a bit later when im up to it,
Hope everyone has a lovely day! Im hoping sutherland,scotland brightens up a bit gloomy looking at the moment,
Sending hugs to everyone who needs them, and good to hear from nick knowing his class can continue with the help everyone gave him, it just goes to show what a fab blog this is and im proud to be part of it,
Thanks again sue for sharing your personel moments with your mum, and for sharing two fabulous cards,
hugs to all
Lorraine x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Sorry forgot to say happy birthday mrs b hope you have a wonderful day x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The the video is gteat. I love all the tips and techniques you give us. The butterfly card is lovely too.
Your Mum looks so fit and well.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two lovely cards Sue!

I love the colours of the first one and the second one is really my type of card as I love butterflies.

The photos of your Mom's birthday celebration are lovely. I hope she likes her first pair of blue jeans and her hat looks fab.

Thanks for another great video.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

hollyberry said...

Todays cards are both amazing,love the butterfly one for its simplicity.
Thank you for sharing your photos of your Mom's party,everyone looks to be having a great time.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Both cards are beautiful today Sue, the cleaness of the white and pale blue letterpress card and the simpleness of the craft butterfly card. The only part that i am not fond of is the roughed up edges of the craft card as i have a thing about neat and pristine on a card(ignore me just another little Norah foible). I love the gentle phrase of the butterfly and it having left its mark where it has landed with the white imprints, before finally coming to rest at the corner. The white with the touch of blue looks so lovely with the calming, soothing effect of the blue. Can i pick today...No i can't as both beautiful cards Sue. So glad that your mum had such a fantastic time with her friends from the coffee shop. Diane Gilman always says you are never to old for jeans and this just proves it. I had a hat similar to that when i was doing my bowling(green bowls) as you wore it when you went to play other clubs, of course that was pre broken back the first time round. I still have my bowling gear up the stairs, if only i could get into it. I am sadly not the size 8 uk(is it size 4 across USA) that i used to be at the start of the year playing, as it went down within the first month of walking up and down for 21 ends. Thank you for bringing back happy memories for me Sue.
NICK, i hope that every bit will help you keep what you are doing going for a long long time. You are bringing happiness to a whole new spectrum of people and giving them the new skills to be able to use in other ways as well. Glad that your time and effort is being so well appreciated and bringing on a new generation of crafters. We are the Wilsonettes, the family that all you need to be one is to be apart of an incredible ladies blog.
Jean, i am so sorry to hear about your son, and being on his own with the wee ones you must be going up the wall with worry. I hope that they find out what has caused it soon and he is on the road to health again soon. We are all thinking of you flower and your wonderful son.
Happy Birthday to Maisie and Xander, a whole one today. Having been a twin for 20 years, there is nothing like having your own built in playmate and fighter. It gets better when they turn about 19-20.
Waohhh Judy, did you not get the present of the year. I'm still available to go in someones suitcase for holidays and i don't mind where it is we're going....any takers?
We have a rotten day across here today so the washing will definitely not be getting put out, but my hills are lovely and clean looking again so i'm happy.
Take care my dear friends, sending hugs and wee prayers up to all our special friends that need us the now,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

June Horrocks said...

The cards are beautiful sue thank you Your mum is a lovely lady your good looks are from Jill. Love you sue enjoy your mum time xxxxxx

Beverley Arthrell said...

Hi sue
Thank you for sharing youre mums birthday pictures with us all. Its so nice to see a happy and close family these days. I just wattched youre video fantastic once again. I am in awe of youre never ending talent.Thank you we are truly blessed to watch and learn from you xx

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

Lovely cards - I haven't tried the letterpress technique yet so this has inspired me to crack on with it.

Your Mum looks wonderful and it was clearly a very happy day.

take care.



Jayne S said...

Lovely cards today Sues I love them both. Thanks for sharing photos of your moms party. Hope she wears her jeans with pride.

Anonymous said...

Marvellous cards. Love the birthday pics. Belated wishes to your mom. Take care
Phil D

Delilah64 said...

WOW! How amazing does your Mom look? If you've inherited her ageing genes, you're a very lucky lady indeed :-)

Two very beautiful cards and another very informative video tutorial.


Nic xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two more beautiful cards. The background die is really stunning - I have used it several times and just love the way it always comes out. I love the butterflies on the second card and really must add them to my wish list.
Thank You.
Bye for now.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hello to all crafting friends!
Wow Sue, what lovely photos. Your Mum looks so young and I did like the card - if Donuts could talk! So lovely to know your Mum had a lovely party. I guess the jeans will take a little getting used to!
I haven't had time to watch the video yet - saving that for later! However the card looks great and will definitely try the technique . Love the butterfly one - I love that stamp. Have used it lots thanks to your great tips.
Nick , great to hear from you - you are doing a great job and I think that just struck a chord here. We can't do what you are doing but we can do our little bit to help. Keep up the good work!
Happy Birthday to Maisie and Zander - 90 years to go to catch up on Sue's Mum!
Jean thinking about you and your son . Take care.
To everyone else! - have a great day - we certainly got off to a great start!
Thanks Sue,
Love Myra , from a rather damp Lancashire.

Maryann Laursen said...

As usual a wonderful video Sue, and 2 really beautiful cards too, I really loved them both, and thanks sooo much for sharing these amazing pictures from your mums party too. It´s soo nice to get to know you more this way, and I´m impressed how much you look alike your mum, so you just have to look at her to know, how you´ll look then too.

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Two more beautiful cards and hopefully time permitting I will eventually get to try them both out. I love it when the tutorial is attached. A big thankyou for the prize that arrived yesterday, cannot wait to play with it. The photo's are terrific, if there is a great place to grow old it is definitely Florida, my Mum lived there for forty years and it always amazed me to see the " seniors" zest for living!
Enjoy every moment with her. Regards to all at the breakfast club. Linda.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. I especially love the second one. Thank you for another video which I will catch up on when home next week. Lovely photos of your Mom's birthday part. It's my youngest birthday today. I can't believe she is 40, time has gone so fast.

Kate's Cards said...

Love the cards today, but have to say the "easy" one is fantastic.

Looks like your Mom had a great birthday and is well looked out for by all her friends.

My stamps arrived yesterday, so thanks for giving us all the chance to win prizes. xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love the faux letterpress of the Californian background - it is a beautiful die and doesn't need much embellishing to create a lovely card.
The butterfly is completely different but equally lovely. As per usual, I don't seem to be able to pick a favourite.
Great photos of your mom's birthday - she hasn't aged since last year (well, not on the photos anyway). That birthday crew seem to take good care of her. Thanks for showing us the pics.
And, of course, for the video etc.
Hugs, Rose

Gail said...

Two fab cards (will watch the vid tut later) but especially luv the kraft card xx the photos from your Moms birthday are fab and she looks amazing for 91yrs xx GailT xx

Robin said...

I love the butterfly card - black, white and craft card is a great combination.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Thank you Sue for sharing your happy memories and 'personal' life with us all. I must say, bottle it, make it, share it - I dont look like that and Im 40+ yrs younger than your mom, so, the secret please Sue if you wouldn't mind. Jill does look wonderful, and that hat just suits her so well. Must be such a relief knowing how well she is and that she has a lovely group of friends to keep her happy and active whilst she waits for her beautiful daughter to return.
Oh Lindsay, bless little 'Floppy foal' and her mom, must be so confusing for mommy horse and heart wrenching for you not only watching, but dreading the outcome should flops not get any better.
Jean D. Being so far away just after your return from France then to have the worry of your son must be dreadful, thinking of you.
Now then, brain blur ! You know which friend you are but pleeease dont worry about offending me regarding my daft, stupid and useless hands and fingers, I dont get offended at ALL regarding my 'disabilities' so please dont worry love, for most things my back is broad enough. I get more upset if Im 'put in my place' so to speak than I do with anything : )
Nick - after we heard of 'the problem' we were all desperate to help in some way, it just didnt feel right not to ! Sue's blog was full of 'how can we help' comments, and Sue was bombarded with emails asking how to help. So its just great that we had the option to use Joanna's site and brilliant service to help you. I too am thrilled that we have been able to help you continue your great venture. You are such a thoughtful person to bring so much joy to people. Something we take for granted. So good luck Nick and enjoy trawling through Joanna's site and enjoy all the goodies when you receive them xx

Now then - craft talk time : ) its so odd that all the photo's of the 1st card show cream and black until the very last photo where it shows blue and white ! (on my phone) never the less its stunning, and what amazes me more is that if I were to ask my dies to all stay in one place (even stuck down with the weakest possible stensil tape) they would just laugh at me (conspiracy along with the flakes) they wouldn't stay and behave like yours did ! You never seem to have 'tut' moments Sue ( or do you cut that bit out) lol ? Id love to invest in Grande dies as I adore the large frames but a little more than my finances can stretch to at the moment, as Id love to invest in more of your dies and folders before set 2 are released and I fall way behind ! Card 2 is so beautiful. The main butterfly element says it all along with the heart warming sentiment. I have now invested in kraft card after the last card you showed us, just need to stock up on my white and clear powders, then I will play : )

Cam. Hope your parents arrived safely and you enjoy your time with them. Not long now hon. Still waiting to hear about the honeymoon joke : ) pretty please, such a fab idea Cam.
Pam. Lovely lady xx
Tina. In my thoughts.

To all lovely Wilsonettes. Hugs to you if you need some. Happy Birthday Mrs B

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

ivonka said...

Hi Sue and everyone - at long last I think I'm set up and able to leave comments from Slovakia! But only with the help of my daughter! Am looking forward to participating, as I've been following Sue and her lovely creations for a while, and am quite a fan!

janet said...

Love the birthday photos -you are so like your Mum Sue!! I'm so pleased she had such a fab birthday. My mum (age 93) is in Australia and I can't get there to see her -haven't seen her since 1996, except a few Skype vivits.
Love the butterfly card but can't watch the video cards, so I'm pleased that my favourite of the two is the one with instructions!
janet in Kent

utilitygirl said...

2 more beautiful cards as usual
Mum looks as though she's having a great time :)

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of mums birthday with us, she looks younger each year. What a lovely group of friends she has, and what comfort this must be to you knowing that she has these lovely people around her.

Today is video is brilliant - as always, love the way you have created the frame for this card, the Faux letterpress really is quite stunning (MUST try both) The second card with the butterfly on is gorgeous, I think I'll be trying this one granddaughter she will love it.
Yesterday I ordered the Cascading Ferns background stamp it arrived this morning - brilliant service Glasgow to South London in less than 24 hours........guess what I'll be doing that later!

Nick so lovely to see you up there and so pleased we could do a little to help with the enormous task you have given yourself, Good luck, YOU are making a difference. LOL

Big hugs to everyone, not forgetting mum and her friends.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards, although i think the second one gets my vote, will watch the video later.

Thanks for sending your Mom's birthday party pic's, it looks like everyone had a good time, the cake looks amazing, now we know where you get your youthful and glowing looks from, you both have lovely skin, enjoy the rest of the time with your Mom and family.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue
What gorgeous cards love both of them. Will watch video later. Pics of your mum are great thanks for letting us see them.

greendragon said...

The colours are great on the letter press card and the card is beautiful, but I really love everything about the butterfly card. Gorgeous!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Two beautiful cards, love the letterpress technique and those dies. The butterflies are gorgeous and adore kraft card.
Thank you for the great video and tips.
Thank you for sharing your personal pics, your Mom looks so happy, she is a wonderful lady, bet the jeans gave her a shock, the hat really suits her. How nice to see the breakfast club gang again, they will do a great job of looking after your Mom when you are away, simply the best people.
Pam and Tina love and hugs to you.
Jean D hoe your Son is improving, thinking of you at this difficult time, love and hugs to you both.
Lindsay so sorry to hear about Floppy, poor little darling.
Pearl hope Oskar has a quiet day, little rascal.
Nick so happy to have helped, keep up the good work and best wished for the future.
Mrs B Happy Birthday, enjoy your day.
Maisie and Xander Happy 1st Birthday.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

jane stillman said...

Love today's cards. Will have to watch the video later.Looks like a good time was had by all at your Mom's birthday bash. Would love to see a photo of her in her blue jeans!!! lol Take care xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
What a beautiful couple of cards, I love them both. I must admit I have a love of Kraft card too!
Both of your cards are stunningly gorgeous. I love your letterpress card technique, I've still not been brave enough to try letterpress technique, I think it's because I don't like getting messy!
I'm so glad you had a great time with your mom and she's looking great, maybe I'll get my mum into jeans when she's older too! It was my mums birthday on the 29th April and I bought her, her first electric sewing machine which thankfully she was very pleased with (phew).
Love the photos of your moms birthday breakfast party. Great for your scrapbook (I hope you make time to scrapbook them).
Take good care, best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove. Xx soon be your birthday!

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
What happy pictures of your family and friends, memories to treasure. Both cards have the wow factor for me, depending on choice of colour the first would be suitable for anyone. The second just says peace to me. Thank you for showing the letterpress technique, I'm now clearer in what I am trying to achieve. I've tried picking up pearls with tweezers and pokey tool but never scissors so will give it a try.Wishing you many happy hours crafting Nick with your group.
Best wishes to all Wilsonettes and hugs to those in need.
Vanessa x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Two stunning cards today but I especially like the firsg kne.
Fab pics of Mom's special day - boy you two look alike.
Amanda x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I have just watched your tutorial and I love the blue and white card you made.
Your Mum was having a wonderful time at her birthday breakfast and her chocolate birthday cakes looks delicious.

Margaret O

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Me again! Just to say watched video and loved how you used the re- inker instead of a stamp! Brilliant - as ever!
Thanks too for the tip on the large frame/embossing.
Great video! x
Hi and welcome Ivonka and your daughter!
Happy Birthday Mrs B - have a great day.
Love Myra

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Love the photos of you and your 'sister'.... she can't possible be your mum. We must see her wearing her blue jeans!! Glad you all had t great time. Today's cards are so pretty and I like them both i'e the butterflies on the second one and the background of the first. A miserable day here today so just the excuse for crafting instead of to watch the video now. Take care. Hugs Pauline A x

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card today!! Looks like your mum had a great time thanks for posting the pics it make us feel so included. Have a great Day Elaine x

Crisco said...

Absolutely love the card on the vid demo using the Ca background which I won and which is A-mazing! Now if I could just find someone who has the Grand Large Labels in stock, I'd be in business!!

The verse on the butterfly card is the sweetest thing!

Emily said...

Another stunning card, Sue! Enjoyed your video.
You have a lot of your Mom`s features. Great pictures.

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

What lovely cards as always and you look so happy to be with your Mum, you look so like her too, Thank you for sharing your photo's it's great to see such happy people.

Pam x

terrie said...

Both cards are really beautiful...
Thanks for the video on the faux letterpress..
The birthday photo turned out great..glad your mother had a great time at her birthday party..
Thank you for sharing them..
Well done Sue on both cards.

Janice Wallace said...

2 great cards and very different styles. How do you think of them all?
Your Mom looks amazing, Sue. Thanks for sharing the pictures of her birthday.
And Happy Birthday to you Mrs B.
Nick, great to hear from you. You can have fun choosing what to spend your vouchers on. I hope your club members are all enjoying their crafting, and just glad we could help.
Cheers, all
Janice W

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, what lovely photos of your Mum's party bash. She looks amazing and I love her hat, it really suits her.
Thanks for the video too of the letterpress technique. It is good to see a demonstration of how it is done.
I love both cards but the butterfly card is amazing.
ElizabethS x

Ann Woods said...

I love the butterfly card and the piccies of your Mum are amazing, she looks really well.

rachel said...

Love the pictures of your mums birthday - she looks like she had lots of fun - two great cards - I adore the butterfly one - just beautiful xx

Vie Carter said...

Great pics Sue, it seems to me that your Mum lives a pretty good lift !

You are lucky to know that she is happy when you are over here

Love today's cards


Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
WOW - Sue you really look like your mom and she looks like she had a brilliant party, she's stunning for her age!!! wow!!!
the cards are beautiful and i love the letterpress technique, but my fave is the butterfly card, something to try this later!
HOORAY! What a lovely day I had yesterday - your California collection arrived (at work) and then when I got home after work the beautiful Wednesday Giveaway card from last week arrived. I must say it is absolutely lush up close and personal - I made my own version for a colleague at work - will email you the pic as I was so proud of it!!
Enjoy your day although not so nice outside today - typical just going to the hairdressers!!!

julie laz said...

Hi Sue, firstly can I just say it looks like you had a good time with your mum and your mum had a good birthday, I can't believe it's your mum's first pair of jeans lol
Sue the cards today are absolutely lovely, I am going to try to do these cards, I have a few cards to make now,
A new home card, a 3 today card, and my daughters 21st and two weddings cards so I need to get going lol
You have made it a bit easier for me because you've been doing the wedding cards and I've got a few tips from you so thanks for that,
Crafty hugs Julie xx

Have a lovely day Everyone, hugs Julie xx

Jean flowers said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Thank you for sharing more lovely cards. I will be showing my sister the butterfly one as she makes lots of cards with butterflies on and I am sure she will love this one as I do.
I received my prize of a stamp set this morning and although I have never done stamping I am going to try now. Thank you very much.
Your Mum looks fantastic and you are so much like her.


yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, two more fantastic cards. the photos of your mom are great,she certainly doesn't look her age,love the hat I love hats but can never get one to fit me I have a small head and they all fall down over my eyes, you all looked like you was having a great time.. Yvonne xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Lots of lovely things today! The large labels are fab(haven't seen these before). Great tip in the video to emboss the frame before cutting. The butterfly card is just so lovely I HAVE to try my own variation (I don't have that stamp or the Snow Cap ink). Thanks for the photos from the party - love the one of you and your mum and the 'calorie-free' choccy cake looks mouth-watering!

TOB said...

Love these cards but my fav is the butterfly. There is something about the simplicity of it that makes it special. Fab video of the technique for the first card.
Lovely photos of your mum, it's great that she's so fashionable. Hugs Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Welcome Ivonka to the greatest craft family. Look forward to getting to know you. Wow we are getting a great selection of overseas friends.

Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Great cards as usual, Sue. Think my favourite has to be the butterfly one. Just stunning.

Glad you had such a good time at home with your mum. She must have been delighted that you made it over for her special day.

Barbara said...

Great pictures of your mum, you are so like her Sue!
Such a good bunch of people to look after her when you are not there, must be a weight of your mind knowing that she has fantastic friends.
The video was fab, easy to follow and an inspiration as always.

Lindsay, sorry to hear floppy is not great, would hate to have to make that decision especially after five months of bonding with him. I am a pet owner and would not be able to let him go but then I am probably being selfish and thinking about myself and not the long term effects on him. Is there any hope that he will recover?

Leanne said...

Amazing card.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Hello it's. me again
Sorry Cam I miss slept your name.
And Sue your Mom's hat is to die for.
Janet x

sued99 said...

Love the butterfly card so much. Will watch the video later.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab cards - love them both - willhave to wait till later to watch the video though. Thank you so much for sharing your Mom's birthday pictures as I had been wondering how it all went.
Beverley W

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue, another stunner of a card. Must try it out.

Your Mom looks so good for 91.
She looks like she is having a great time with her friends.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue And everyone,

Two stunnimg cards for our delight today, I have some dies to do a frame, but not the grand labels,will definitely give this technique a go. Who can't resist a butterfly, this card is beautiful.

Your Mom looks so happy in the pictures, and I think she looks FAB in her new hat, shame we did'nt get to see her in her first pair of jeans.

Big hugs Pam X

Lindsay you must be so sad about your foal, I know I am just reading about Floppy. I hope there is something that can be done. Thinking of you.

Thank you Steph, Likewise X

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Fab cards again today. Love them both, especially the second one. The butterfly is so beautiful, and I too love Kraft card! Great photos - and the cake looks yummy :-) Hugs to all xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for two lovely cards, will watch video later and hopefully it will help me get to grips with letterpressing technique
Your mum looks terrific love the hat , looks like you all had a great time
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Jan Sharp said...

What a lovely uplifting post today!! Two beautiful cards and a private peek. Your mum looks so happy-she must miss you a lot. Thank you for sharing, Jan.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue and crafty crew
2 beautiful creations today I do really love that stunning butterfly!!
You all look as tho u had a ball on her birthday. And sue I have to say u look like ur mom!! However I find it extremely hard to believe she's actually a big 91. She looks as tho shed be in her early 70's to me!!! Wow she looks fab!! I bet ur hoping uve got her good looks as the years pass. Ill be lucky to get to 50 at the rate I'm goin lol
Crafty love from Tracy in killie xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well as always, a fab video Sue !! Your card is fantastic to !! Thanks for more great hints and tips. The background faux letterpress technique looks great !! Thanks for the tip about embossing the frame first then cutting it. That will be very helpful to me when making a large frame. Your Californian background die looks fab.
The second card, the butterfly one looks great to. A very pretty card.
It is lovely to see some photo's of you and your Mum at the Breakfast Club. Your Mum looks amazing and she certainly does not look her age !!! I would never have guessed she was 91 !!! You both look fab Sue !!! Everyone looks like they are having a great time. Thanks for sharing this very special time with us Sue. Certainly Memories to cherish !!!

To Sue and all the Wilsonettes, I hope you all have a good day today. Lots of love, Tres x x x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos on your Mum's birthday. Looking forward to watching the video. Great cards as always. xx

Helen Kington said...

Hello Sue - first of all thank you so much for two such beautiful cards.

Second thank you for sharing the photos of your Moms birthday everyone looks like they had a wonderful time and I agree your Mom does not look her age and yes you are two peas in a pod.

I have spent today with my own dear Mom who is 90 and also looks nothing like her age still walks everywhere and thank God is healthy. It is the 4th anniversary of my Dad's sudden death so seeing such beautiful cards lifts my heart.

Special hugs to all in need. Cameeli hope your weekend goes without any hitches have a brilliant time. Helen xx

Chris Curry said...

Hi Sue. I got home last night after a few days in Rome with my beautiful daughter. We had a fantastic time, such a beautiful city, and I had some exciting parcels to open. The complete California collections, faux quilled leaves to complete that collection, and of course the stamps to match the California sets. Your cards today are as always beautiful and match my new acquisitions perfectly. Fantastic. Thank you. Your Mum looks just as beautiful as last year, you must be so proud. Xxx

Jane said...

Nice two cards today Love the butterfly one the best.

Jane xx

CraftyJo said...

Two lovely cards and thanks for sharing your personal photos with us all :)

missypope said...

Hi Sue hope you are enjoying your stay with your mom, she looks to be having a good she doesn't look 91 hope I look as well. Lovely cards today going to watch the video after my tea looking forward to it as I always do. Look forward to seeing you back soon, take care and enjoy your visit xxx

Carol S. said...

Two beauties today and especially the butterfly one. Great pics of Mom's party. Looks like everyone had a great time. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Karen Drew said...

Two wonderful cards today. My favourite is the second one. I love the look of the kraft card
You look so much like your mum. I can't believe her age. Hope I am looking as good as her. ( probably not!!!)
Karen xx

Annie Pennington said...

Gosh Sue, your mother looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing the birthday pictures. Love the butterfly card today. It's a gorgeous design. xx Annie P

Lea Brawn said...

Oh what fabulous pictures of your mum. You have the look of her. The first card is fab. I've not watched the video yet - it's on my to do list. The second card sends shivers up my spine. I think I'm the only person petrified of butterflies. These are just to realistic eeeek!!! Enjoy your time with your mum xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I must say you Mum looks amazing, and as you favour her I am sure you will look just as good at her age. Two lovely cards today my favourite is the butterfly one, will certainly have a go at something very similar, thanks for sharing. Edwina

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I loved this die as soon as I saw it. The faux letter press technique works really well with it. Glad your mum had such a wonderful birthday


Brenda Hanlon said...

Love the cards, great pics you can see that it was a fun time. Off to watch the video.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, fabulous cards today...I just adore that butterfly stamp!! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos...certainly looks like fun was had by all!! Love Sam xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards, love the butterfly techniques. Thanks for sharing the fab pics too.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for sharing such a happy occasion with us all. so good to see your Mom looking so well and happy, she looks fantastic in her new hat! Do hope she enjoys wearing her new jeans, they were the first thing I bought after I lost all my extra weight, they made me feel 20 years younger. How wonderful that she has a fantastic network of friends to look after her while you are over here, and a comfort to you knowing they are there for her.
Two beautiful cards today another great video thank you.
Nick it was a pleasure to help you and those lovely smiling children do hope you enjoy your spending with Joanna so pleased we could all help you.
Late catching up with everyone today as sadly we have been attending the funeral of a brave, kind and lovely lady it has been our privilege to know.
While in church today Pam you were especially in my thoughts x
Norah thought of you on the way to the crem as we passed a cement wagon with a plaque on the back and in large letters was, McPhee nothing else just McPhee x
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Maureen Killen said...

Good evening Sue,
Had a quick look at cards, no time for video, that will have to wait until Saturday. Grand-daughters here for sleep over. Roll on next Tuesday when school Easter holiday ends, and they go back to school, and we get back to normal. Still look after them before and after school because both their parents work, but we have the middle of the day and evening to ourselves. Love your cards, as usual. xx
The photographs are great, love the tiaras!! xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Just managed to watch your video and really must try the faux letterpress tecnique it's beautiful. Ive been trying to get the large label die for a while now but have been unable to find it. I love the colours you've used and especially the sets of dies
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two fabulous cards, love the techniques.
Your piccies of Mom's surprise party are fantastic, your Mom doesn't look a day older, she looks brilliant in her new hat. Look after her, and treasure evey moment.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jazzylady said...

Hi Sue,
I love both cards, especially the second one, which I shall definitely be copying. I make cards to sell for the Samaritans charity so quickie cards are the order of the day.
I'm also the office card fairy, making cards for everyone to sign on colleagues birthdays etc. so the more sophisticated ones fit the bill there.
Thanks for sharing your photos of your mum's birthday breakfast, it looks like you all had a jolly good time.
NICK: I'm so pleased that you've been able to make good use of the gifts. You're doing a fantastic job. All the best.
Love, Karen

Maggie said...

Great cards Sue loving the stamping on Kraft which I love to do too. Great pictures your Mum looks great in her new hat.


Theresa Pace said...

both lovely cards. good tip about faux letterpress. i love kraft card card. it is so pretty and effective
but the star today is our mum. she never looks 91. god bless her. and you do resemble her loads. ou have her smile xx

Sioux P said...

love your cards as always and all the lovely hints and tips in videos. Love the photos of your Mum's birthday surprise you are very lucky to have each other. very best wishes

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, looks like your Mum had a great day. Love today's cards both so different. Will watch the video at the weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Firstly, what a wow card from yesterday! It is those stick pins.....oooo good luck to everyone Sat! Love the video of the letter pressing technique. Thank you Sue. Absolutely stunning card made and the colour is lovely. I do love those dies.... Will have to try and catch up with pinning and watching videos.....The butterfly card is simple, gorgeous and quick...which will come in handy! I love butterflies, they are so gentle. I was so chuffed to have been "kissed" by one x Wow! Great photo's and you both look gorgeous! Your mom doesn't look her age.....neither do you! It's wonderful that you bought your mom a her first pair of jeans! Why not indeedy! It's never too late! So glad a good time was had by all. You all look so happy together and love your mom in her tiara! Thank you so much for sharing her special day with us xx Love and hugs to all our wonderful Wilsonettes who need one xx Lovely to hear that you are chuffed with the vouchers Nick. You're the one who is sprinkling a little bit of magic into everyone's eyes with crafting. We had to play at being the tooth fairies....! "Happy Birthday!" to Mrs B, hope you've had a wonderful day! Maisie and Xanders, happy 1st birthday! Janice, glad you had a good one, Judy, what a fantastic present! Lyndsey, so sorry about young Floppy". I'll be saying a few prayers for him......thinking of you Jean over your son x Lynne M, loved the story of the fur for your husbands remark, ask him if the insurance policies are up to! Janet, have a great holiday! x Cameeli, enjoy every precious moment with your mum and dad hun take lots of photo's and have fantastic day of gaining a daughter! xx Take care everybody xx love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Lovely Cards today Sue
and really must try the first one,
your mam looks to be enjoying her
birthday and she does,nt look
her age she looks wonderful.
Hope everyone has been ok today,
From Christine C and Ella

Sonia Jones said...

Two lovely cards today. I think I favour the butterflies though! Sue Great pictures of you and you mum. Hugs to all Sonia x

Lindsay Martin said...

Two lovely cards as always Sue, love them both, the second as you say such a quick and easy one for you, would take me ages, but looks so good and as if you have spent hours on it. Thank you so much for sharing the gorgeous photos from your Mothers surprise party, she looks no older this year than lady, perhaps even younger, what ever she is doing could you let me know, I look,older than she does and I'm in my late forties xxxx

Theresa said...

Hi sue
Your cards are both beautiful land I don't think I could pick between them
Loving th videos your a star
You all looked like you had a great time with your mom at the surprise party. Your mom looks amazing Sue
You take care my friend
Love Theresa

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two great cards again today, loving the clean look of the first one and of course you know I would love the second one with it's butterflies. I will watch the video later or more likely tomorrow lol.
Thank you for sharing the pictures of your mum's party, she looks so happy and what a great bunch of friends she has.
Nick, so pleased you have received your vouchers, we were all happy to help in our own small way.
Ivonka, welcome to the best blog around.
Happy Birthday Mrs B, hope you had a great day.
Lindsay, so sorry about 'floppy' the foal, at least he will have a good life with you even if it is a short one. As pet owners we have a responsibility to do what is best for them, not the best for us.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, thanks for the video and two fabulous cards. Really appreciate you posting pics of the group at breakfast - your Mom looks really happy.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, great pics of your family, your mom looks good and having a great time on her Birthday.

The cards are your usual high standard and show off your techniques very well.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

Jane Franklin said...

The photos are great and your mum doesn't look anywhere near her age. I like both cards and will try the Kraft one. Haven't watched the video I'm saving it till after tomorrow. Just finished Bob the builder cake for 2 yr old grandson. Its his b'day tomorrow. Luv to all jax

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