Friday, 17 October 2014

It's A Double Day And Some News!

 Hello bloggers!  I believe it is going to be a "Believe" sort of day with both cards featuring the Believe die!  The first one up mixes it with all sorts of holly elements.  I started with a milk piece of card and used the Swirling Holly embossing folder to add texture to my background.  I cut a strip of decorative paper from my stash that had a holly motif to it and added it to the bottom of my card.  Next I stamped the Holly bow stamp using both Forest Moss and Crushed Olive distress markers and colouring directly on to the stamp with them.  I stamped all the pieces on to milk card and cut them out with the Classic bow die set and assembled it to create a 3D bow for my card.  I cut a strip of milk card and stamped off my bow stamp to create a very faint holly pattern.  I matted it with olive card and added it between the sections of my card.  I glued the bow in to the very centre of it.  For my focal element, I cut a Decorative Frame from the California Collection out of milk card.  I inked it with Antique Linen before removing it from the die. I cut two of the Believe die in milk card and one in olive green card.  I glued the two milk die cuts together and then offset the olive green one behind it for a shadow.  I glued it in to the centre of my die cut.  I cut a couple of holly pieces out of the Holly Accessory kit and added the open Holly piece (from the same set)on top in the same green.  I cut some of the berries out of red card and glued them to it and then added the finished hollies on the top and bottom of my focal element.  I finished the card with a pierced milk mat, a thin olive green mat and a final milk mat.  I added a couple of flatback pearls and a small pearl swirl to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






 This second card has a completely different feel to it I think so that is why I thought it would be good to show them together.  I started with the background and stamped the Justrite Snowflakes all over the background using a Clear Perfect Medium on to blue card.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and then coated it with Iced Snow for a frosty feel.  It is difficult to see the stamped images in my pics, you have to really look for them, but they show up ever so nicely in real life!  Next I embossed some white card with the Frosty Swirls embossing folder.  Just to be a bit different, I hand cut the edge following along some of the swirls.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered it to my snowy background.  I cut several snowflakes from the 2012 Snowflake Pendant in both blue and white and layered them up to create two snowflakes for the side of the card.  I cut the Believe die several times out of coconut white card and stacked them and glued the together.  This gives the appearance of being raised for dimension without having to use mounting foam.  I glued it to the upper corner of the card.  I completed this card with a white pierced mat, a thin blue mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  Happy Double Day!

  Now for my news!  I recently had an email from Crafts Beautiful Magazine to say that I had been nominated in their Best Blog category of the 2014 Craft Awards!  I was very excited to hear that, especially since the nominations come from their readers!  The voting is official open now so it would be lovely if I could persuade you to go over to the Crafts Beautiful website to cast your vote  for me in that category! Creative Expressions has also been nominated for several different categories as well including best sticking product, best paint range to best stamp range.  Here is a link to the voting:
http://www.crafts-beautiful.com/craftawards/

 All for now, Sue x



























198 comments:

Pam said...

Love today's cards Sue. Love them both. Fantastic shows on C & C yesterday, John was a natural. So good to hear so familiar names on the show yesterday, well done the card winners.
Susi and Mum in my thoughts, Pat, glad Sarah is improving, she is a star.
Welcome to the blog Sharon.
Hugs to everyone , work for me today, 2nd day this week.

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Super cards today, and really shows how you can get such different effects using the same dies and altering the colours used. Managed to catch a couple of the shows yesterday, really enjoyed them and loved all your samples, have taped the others to watch later, so looking forward to them and also to see John's debut. Have a good day everyone. Linda.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

WOW!! great Twofer cards today really love both of them!!

Had a sneaky peek on your shows yesterday they were great. John is very talented and really relaxed.

Have a good day at work today Pam xx
Its Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend, it milder so might get some last minute gardening out of the way and train ride out to Bournemouth.

Will go and vote now and well done.
Have a good day everyone.
Cameeli xx

TDQ Karen said...

Congratulations on the nomination and also on yesterday's shows, your demo' s were fantastic. Love both the cards today, can't choose between hem

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A PAIR OF CARDS. HARD TO CHOOSE AGAIN. I THINK CARD ONE. LIKE THE WAY YOU MIXED PAPER AND EMBOSSING.
I HAVE DONE ALL THE VOTING SHAME YOU WERE NOT CHOSEN AD THE CRAFTY PERSON. WELL CANT WIN THEM ALL. GOOD LUCK FINGERS CROSSED FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed shows yesterday you are a inspiration. Love 1 st card today. Hope everyone has a nice week- end .JJ

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful cards as always Sue! :o)
Double congratulations also, for yesterday as your C&C shows were fantastic and so inspirational, and so lovely to see John too on his debut it was a great day. And for the award nomination, I've just been a voted for you and of course CE. Good Luck I have everything crossed for you and your wonderful team.
Wishing you all a great day ttfn Crystaltips x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two absolutely gorgeous cards
the second I think is my favourite,
managed to watch a couple of your shows
yesterday so have your 2 hour one to
look forward to today. Off to vote
now for you so good luck and well done.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Many congratulations for being nominated, I have just voted. All yesterdays shows were brilliant, well done john. Sue todays cards are beautiful thank you. To all Wilsonettes have a good weekend and take care , Kitty.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh I so love double Fridays and these 2 cards today are no exception, I have the 'Believe' die and was wondering how to use it and you have really tempted my taste buds today Sue, so I will be practicing this.

Managed to catch all of your shows yesterday on C&C and also taped them as well just in case I missed anything, I always do somehow. I did order the new embossing folders. You must have been really knackered yesterday after that marathon effort. Lovely to see John help you on the later shows.

When are your next sets of new dies coming out, I know you said it would be before the end of the year.

Have a great Friday everyone, keep safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Ivonka said...

Have voted, Sue! Have also voted for you in Best new product category - can't believe you weren't in there! Have a nice evening catching up on my C&C recordings yesterday. Loved all your samples - all as gorgeous as always. Loved today's cards, too. Good luck with awards - am sure you'll win! Yxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous cards but the first one would get my vote. I just love how you've stacked the die and then given it a shadow - it's so effective. Congratulations on your nominations, voted before I commented so I didn't forget! Haven't managed to see yesterday's shows yet - that's a weekend treat to look forward to.
Happy Friday, hugs to all. Sue xxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Beautiful cards. Great shows yesterday. Congrats on the nomination.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
First of all congratulations on your news.
I love both these cards they are so pretty and the colour ways work so well.
Beverley W

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card here today Sue both of them. Sorry I can´t vote for you, as it was only for UK residents, it said, so you have to do with my support in the thoughts and saying, I´m afraid.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

i caught one of your shows on line yesterday and wish we had something like it in Oz. You remain so calm with all that is going on -amazing. Loved the sample with the half striplet and French collection dies.
I tried to vote for you and got to last screen to find is for UK residents only -sorry did try,
love both of the cards today but my favourite is the blue and white with the lovely glitter too.

Hope everyone has a lovely week end

Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both beautiful cards Sue.

Linda Graham said...

Two Beautiful cards Sue, you are amazing,thank you, Linda x

Maria Illsley said...

Beautiful cards Sue thank you for all your inspiration my crafting has improved thanks to you xxxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Oh, I love Double Days. Both cards are beautiful, they show off the Believe die in two such different, but equally gorgeous, ways.
I hope you get some time to catch your breath after yesterdays great shows. I managed to catch bits live and will watch them all at the weekend : )
Congratulations on being nominated in Crafts Beautiful: ) I am off to vote now.
Barbara Macaskill, go to createandcraft.tv then click on TV schedule, select 16th Oct and choose which of Sues shows you want to watch first, but they are only available for 7 days. Hope that helps you:)
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love that first card - that holly bow is lovely - saw some of your live shows yday - loved the porcelain daisy flowers - must try that! Some one emailed in yday re buying foam pads on a sheet - I get mine in A4 sheets 1/2/ & 3mm thick from Affixit crafts - good prices and good service - works out so much cheaper than buying small quantities on tiny rolls or in packets. Hope this helps the person who asked the question. Happy Friday all - off to vote now!
Rgs
Clare W

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
"WOW What Terrific Shows Yesterday"
All Those Awesome Samples It Just Shows Us How Hard You Work At Preparing For Create And Craft.
Today's Cards Are Truly Beautiful I Love The First As I Love All The Different Textures You've Used, I Love The Belive Die I Love The Way It Flourishes And On The First Card I Love How You Offset The Die With Cutting Another And Placing It Behind, I Love The Holly Embossing Folder Youve Used, The Beautiful Bow, It's A Stunning Card. I Love Friday As We Get TWO CARDS!
Second Card Just As Stunning As The First I Love The Fabulous Colours Youve Chosen, I Really Love The JustRite Snowflake Stamp And How You've Used The Fantastic Iced Snow. I Also Love The Frosty Swirls Embossing Folder And Love How You Created Your Card. I Love How You've Added The Snowflakes Also.
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing, Thank You For All The Great Tips And Techniques You Shared With Us In Your Shows Yesterday, I Loved To See All Your Awesome Cards That You Made, They Were Masterpieces, When I Think Of Other Dies On The Market, And Look At Samples Made By The Designers They Don't Come Anywhere Near Your Tremendous Work, You Are Not Just The Queen Of Dies, But You Create Other Products To Work With Them, Embossing Folders And Fabulous Stamps Which I Just Love, As I Also Love To Stamp.
I Can't Tell You How Much I Appreciate Everything You Do, I Love This Blog Its The First Thing I Do In A Morning, Tune In To Your Blog To Check Out The Best Blog Out There.
Thank You For Great Photography Shots They Show Such Great Detail.
I've Just Filled In The Survey, And Even Where Your Name Wasn't Mentioned But You Was Relevant I Voted For You Or Creative Expressions, I Voted Ally Pally As Best Craft Show.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All


Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. Once again a pair of absolutely stunning and beautiful cards
that suit perfectly for the occasion. Love the white look on the first one
with just the right amount of color with it. And I guess if you use my favorite
color blue, even a lighter shade of it, you can never go wrong (gorgeous 2nd
one!).

Hope you have had a good week and will have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Fiona Young said...

Congratulations Sue. I also tried to vote, but like the lady from Oz said UK residents only?? Not sure why it should matter. Love both cards. I'm hoping to pick up a couple if your dies when I am home next week.

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
great shows yesterday and I love the holly card especially,
off to do my voting now ! x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the nominations Sue. Your blog is inspirational. Treated myself to some dies from yesterday's shows.
Great ideas in the cards again today - thanks.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Always like a two-fer, Sue. Lovely cards, prefer first but love the subtle snowflakes in the background on the second.
Only managed to see 11 a.m. show, fab samples as usual. Think you may be a little pooped after your very long day?! Will catch up on other demos via C&C over the weekend.
Congrats on nominations and will cast my vote.

'P' in Wales

Tres, sorry you feel so poorly and hope you get some good days to play with your new toys!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, 2 extremely beautiful cards, love them both. The shows were fantastic, all the samples and demos were as always inspirational. Didn't John do well? Hope he is on again soon. Well done on the nomination, will definitely pop my vote in. Have a good day. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of the cards today are beautiful and so different. It just shows how versatile dies can be. I really enjoyed your shows yesterday and John was a delight. I will certainly vote for you. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow two beautiful cards I have used the I believe die for most of my Christmas cards. I love both these cards but my favourite one is the first one. Loved the shows yesterday I watched everyone and I were lucky enough to win one of you cards. I'm off to vote for you now. You deserve to win the best blog cos it is the best. Take care xx

Debs A xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I love both of the cards and always look forward to seeing your Christmas cards on a Friday. I watched and loved all the shows yesterday, I emailled in as well! Well done to you and John.

There can only be one blog winner and has to be you I will go there next to vote....good luck!

Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and all. Both are lovely cards today, but have to say I love the first one. I have placed my vote and of course it has to for you . You give so much to all crafters you deserve to win x

Caroljsmith said...

What truly amazing shows yesterday and welcome to john he did so well. I have voted for your blog good luck.keep your wonderful cards coming our way.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great shows yesterday, and welcome to John. You must be exhausted. I have voted for you and Creative Expressions, so fingers crossed. I love today's cards, they really show the dies.

I do hope you will have a quiet weekend, and have a rest!

To everyone I hope you have a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marion Bull said...

Love both card today but I think the first is my winner. Christmas is hard upon us now and I've got to get to work to make my cards as I've been busy with wedding invitations until now. Please keep the inspiration coming Sue!
Marion B xx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

2 great cards. Lovely ideas might try them out.

Hugs,

Ivy L xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another two beautiful cards but my preference is the first one as I like more traditional ones.

Love, Roz.x

PS voted! Good luck.

PharmacyMichele said...

Two fantastic cards today. Will be watching your shows later to distract me from the thoughts of my dental appointment later. Will go & vote for you now.

Michele.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I thought it was just my sleepy eyes not seeing snowflakes on the blue so thank goodness you explained its the photo, lol! Always love a Sue twofer and these are smashing.
Great shows yesterday. Seeing John tomorrow; so proud of him!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards again for your double day friday. Two very different cards but they are both stunning in there own right. Great shows yesterday and you would had thought john had been on tv for years as he came across as a real natural and your samples are gorgeous and so many of them. Off to vote for you and CE. So keeping everything crossed as you both deserve to win.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely cards Sue ... Happy crafting ..x

Glennis said...

Two lovely cards again today. Congratulations on your nomination

Marianna Hammer said...

Good morning. It was so nice to see you all day yesterday :) Thanks for visiting in my living room :)
Today's cards are lovely, especially the first one.
Voting done! Of course I voted for you. Took a long time to do all the voting as you have to vote in all categories, even the ones you don't know anything about. And I had to vote my Grand Calibur as best purchase even tho' it doesn't work perfectly. But ok, I do want to give you my vote, for all the inspiration you have given me and everyting you've taught me :) Thanks :)

Aspiring crafter said...

Survey all done Sue!
Two fab cards , the first one is simply fantastic- love it.
Well done for surviving yesterday's marathon , it's a wonder you got through the one day wonder!
Fabulous samples,
XxxRuth

Jan.moogie said...

I "believe" these cards are stunning, each on different and show casing your dies perfectly Sue. Have enjoyed watching you and John on the old box whilst crafting at home. A great experience. hugs xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, such beautiful cards love them both . Enjoyed your shows yesterday always keep them on my recorder have got quite a few now . love Jean Z xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful cards Sue, missed your shows due to work, but hoping I can catch up today, hugs Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow !! brilliant news, I will be popping over after this comment.
Great shows yesterday, I still have 2 to watch.
Two fabulous cards today, but the first is my absolute favourite, I really love the holly stamp and embossing folder, and the holly bow is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Baroque duJour said...

I love both of your cards, my fave is the blue one. Shows yesterday were amazing and really inspired me to make some cards. I really need to study your instructions and so glad you have youtube as can't record tv. Also inspired me to buy loads - I really love your designs. Yes I did my voting. Have a fab day and hopefully bit of resting. Thanks so much.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Two really lovely cards. Thank you.

Going to vote now but have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what great news for you and well deserved. I shall be voting straight away. Two wonderful cards again and I love the holly one, especially the holly bow. Loved your shows yesterday and still have one recorded to watch. Have a lovely weekend. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue and well done on being nominated you deserve to win xx hazel

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue (again),

Just voted and it is soooo easy. Come on everyone and vote lets get Sue an award in payment for all the time she gives us.

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jill Berg said...

Both cards are delicious - but i am favouring the first one

Anonymous said...

Have placed my votes, Sue. Good luck.

Anne (Northampton)

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful cards again today, I think the first one is my favourite. Going to catch up with your shows today along with the huge ironing pile! Have a great day love Diane G xxxx
Tres glad you had a good birthday but what a shame you are now feeling so poorly, lots of rest xxxx
Pat enjoy your weekend with your granddaughter it's lovely to hear she is making good progress. Safe journey xxx

Joan D said...

Two very different cards today from same die. Beautiful. Enjoyed all the shows yesterday. Thank you for the inspiration and good luck with the votes. Filled. Mine in already xxx

Breezes said...

Hopped straight over to vote Sue - and put you in lots of "other" categories like best designer too !

Great shows yesterday and now we have two stars on Create and Craft !

Love both the cards but the first is my favourite !

Hugs,

Rose
xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards, the first is my fave, love that Believe die. Well done on the nominations too x

Lacelady said...

Love the cards Sue, great to see you on C&C yesterday, though it's sad we aren't going to see you again for a while. John did fantastically well too.

I went through the whole voting process only to find at the end that it was only open to UK residents! Still, I tried.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards love them.

Enjoyed the shows yesterday fabulous samples and demo's.

Congratulations on your nominations well done you.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a treat two cards both loveley but my favourite is the holly one as I'm a sucker for green,
Have a nice weekend
Regards,
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

auscrafts said...

love ,just love the first card both card are stunning ,but have I said I just love the first lol

gwen70 said...

2 beautiful cards Sue, loved your shows yesterday

Wendy L said...

Well done. Two gorgeous cards too, xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love both cards.will certainly
vote for you.
Marion H

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Shows were brilliant yesterday, it was nice to meet John.
Both cards are stunning,tho I do prefer the holy and bow.
Thanks for sharing
Lorna D

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I like both cards today for different reasons. Just caught up with your shows yesterday and really enjoyed them, thanks. SueL x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two equally beautiful cards. Great shows yesterday I still have the late one to watch, John did very well he didn't look nervous, but I bet he had a few butterflies.
Congratulations on your nomination, I will vote now.
Lydia
X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are beautiful but I like the first one just ever so slightly more than the other one! Fab shows yesterday. You worked so hard, you now deserve a good rest. I thought John did a really good job and his cards were stunning. Have a great day.
Hugs to all.

Denise Hancock said...

2 great Christmas cards Sue
Denise X

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue.....Fantastic show on C & C yesterday and it was good to see John so relaxed.
love both your cards this morning, now i am off to place my vote for you
Have a good.....xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards for today, love them both. You had fantastic shows yesterday, what a star John was brilliant he must have been a bit nervous at first bit he seemed so relaxed.
Off to vote for you and CE.
Take care everyone, Jess x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards today.
Great shows yeaterday and so enjoyed John's debut. He sure is talented.
Tried to vote for you Sue but sadly they won't accept votes from abroad.
Try and have a rest.
Love val in Spain x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, rushing to catch my flight will vote later but congratulations on being nominated
Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards with the Believe die tody...can't pick a favourite as I love them both,
Great shows yesterday and I just have to catch up on the last one. Well done to John and hope to see more of him very soon.
Read your post first and then went to vote in case I forgot so job done.
Hugs to all in need of them and hope your days get better very soon.
Pam hope your fist week back at work has gone well and you're not to tired.

Love Sheila xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Both stunning cards today Sue but the top one is amazing!
I shall hop over right now and vote for you, you certainly deserve the recognition for your wonderful blog and your amazing talent
Julie x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Both stunning cards today Sue but the top one is amazing!
I shall hop over right now and vote for you, you certainly deserve the recognition for your wonderful blog and your amazing talent
Julie x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Voting done! Like both of today's cards, no1 is my favourite.
Enjoy yesterday shows, the ones I managed to catch, John looked as if he had been doing them for years.
Good luck at work again to day Pam.
Hugs for all Gail Cx

Janice Wallace said...

Morning Sue,
Love both these cards, but the first is my favourite.
Great show yesterday, you must be exhausted now. Thanks you for including John, his style matches your designs perfectly.
I have just voted, you should be top in so many catagories.
Cheers
Janice W

lorraine (classylady) said...

HI SUE, VOTING DONE DONE DONE. Good luck to you and Creative Expressions. If for nothing else they should get it for their glue, everybody but everybody uses and recommends that. Two beautiful cards today, love the shade of green and the way you have cut around the embossing to give a really lovely shape to the blue and white card. Sorry not been commenting for a while but have been checking in and looking. As usual all recent cards have been brilliant as were the shows yesterday.

Love to your Mom and Happy Thanksgiving to you both when it comes.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, both cards are fabulous - I'm going to start by trying No.2 first! Watched all the shows yesterday - they were great. Will vote for you, it's the least I can do given all the inspiration you've given us.

Hugs, Belinda. X

nattyboots said...

Great shows yesterday Sue showing some beautiful samples.
Loving the Christmas Cards , Take Care
Elaine H X

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love them both.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

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Chris Curry said...

Lovely cards Sue, think the first one is my favourite. I have used the bow die and stamps on my Christmas cards and love them. Thank you.Xx

SerenePolly said...

Stunning as ever Sue, the first one sneaking in as my favourite. Loved the shows yesterday and John is a star.

I have voted and keep my fingers crossed for both you and Creative Expressions.

Christine
x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, voting all done!! Loved the shows yesterday and particularly the new embossing folders. Two such different but equally nice cards. Best wishes Jackie D

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely!

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Wow. Lovely twofer cards today. My favorite is Blue and White.

So enjoyed the shows yesterday. Have a great week-end. Hugs. Jan. xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wonder if you have managed a bit of a lie in after yesterday's marathon - was that an I wish statement back at me ?
First show of the day froze so didnt see all of your first demo and it was such a beautiful card. I still have show's to catch up with as I kept nodding off thanks to my meds ! Still, at least I can watch the demo's without the selling as I already know just how wonderful and special your dies and folders are, its your magical hands I love to watch.
Both cards today are beautiful, each having something wintery, traditional, and Cmassy along with so pretty, anyone would appreciate either. Something in the above sentance doesnt make sense simewhere but you get my jist !
Congratulations on your nominations, you have MY vote in every catagory possible. I wont say "hope you manage a rest today" as Im almost sure you wont, or ever do !
I must catch up on your show's today as my mojo has completly left me, so has the enthusiasm or urge to craft at all, Mr L actually stated that the bungalow doesnt sound the same without the constant drone of my mangle and the awful screech that comes from my paper cutter !

Pam - Hoping work goes well today and that you are enjoying a new routine again. Take care sweet lady.
Really getting concerned about or missing regular Wilsonettes, we miss you girlies.
To all needing love, hugs, and support, I have a basket so full please take all you need.
Sendung Friday hugs to all and wishing you a good day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Susan White said...

Both are lovely cards and so different - Oh dear I missed all your shows yesterday and forgot to record them too! Hope they went well for you, and great news about your award nominations, very well deserved.
Susan x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
again, without doubt two equally beautiful if different xmas cards. I love them both and couldn't choose a favourite.
Have voted and am really thrilled for you, hope you win. Have also voted your dies and embossing folders as best new product and, goes without saying, Cosmic shimmer glues as best adhesive.
Hugs, Rose

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well 2 stunning cards both so beautiful, I will watch the shows when I et 2 mins piece n quite lol,i have cast my votes good luck Sue you deserve to win , hugs Sarah xx

jane said...

Hi Sue
Loved your shows and recorded them all. You must be so proud of all the dies you have created all that hard work was sure worth it.
Your cards today are beautiful love them both everything you do is fantastic.

Take care
Jane Llewellyn

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
Love both the cards. I enjoyed the shows yesterday. It would be nice to see more of you on C&C again.
Regards,
Evis M.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I love double day. Both cards are stunning, but my favourite is the second one. I love blue and white for Christmas and snowflakes. I have the snowflake stamp and I love how you have combined these on the embossing. A very different and lovely take on how to use an embossing folder. I tried to watch your second show on my IPad, but it wouldn't work, so I assume I have to load the app before I can do that. I'll go back to the laptop later to watch.
Have a great second day at work Pam.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
sorry I forgot to say I'm off to vote now.

Julie Kay said...

Stunning what a beauty Sue. I enjoyed the C&C shows yesterday and still have a few to catch up with. keep up the brilliant crafting. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Like being the 100th "commentator"!Love both of these cards and now to the voting.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Wonderful shows yesterday. Wonderful cards today. What else could anyone else ask for. I do believe you've done it again!!!
Pam, good luck at work today.
Marrianna from the Faroes, nice to hear your name read out, as well as all the other ladies.
Have as good a day as you can, everyone xx.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love twofer days and what a treat youve given us today. I love both of them (I bet that surprised you) lol, I have already voted of course your name was mentioned once or twice lol but in the craft person section you became 'other' because surprisingly your name wasn't there. It went through and never mentioned UK resident only so hopefully my vote will count. Good luck to you and Creative Expressions I have everything crossed
Because I knew I was going to be at the hospital most of the day, I ordered the Austrian set of dies the night before just incase you sold out only to find last night it was DOUBLE discount. Oh well, at least I know I will enjoy them when they come lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful twosome! You have given me so much inspiration for Christmas.
I have been Crafts Beautiful subscriber for a fair few years. Last year in the voting I voted for you, cosmic shimmer glue and CE foundation cardstock! They give a list but there is a bar at the bottom of each category where you can add your own favourite. I suspect a lot more than me voted for you and I also voted for Particraft as the best blog! Been voting again so had another go at voting for you in Designer category! If there's any justice - you'll win. It goes without saying that we are not at all biased lol! great day yesterday. Well done for finishing the marathon.
Haven't read any comments today as am pushed for time but will read them later, all being well.
Have a great day everyone.
Love Myra xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. Both beautiful but the first has to be my favourite.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for two beautiful Christmas cards today !! I love them both but my favourite had to be the first one with the beautiful holly background and fab holly bow !! My stepdaughter bought me the beautiful holly bow stamp for my birthday and one of my parents pressies was the background holly folder. I do not have the "believe" die but I can try something else instead to replicate this beautiful card Sue. A definite must try. This card is now on my "to do" list. I love the blue glittery card to. It is funny about your voting news as just before I came to your blog today I had an email asking me to vote for my favourite craft blog so I had already voted for you in as many category's as I could before I came here !! Obviously I voted for Creative Expressions products to as I rarely buy anything else now. I just love all the stuff you make. Please try to get some rest after your Marathon Day yesterday. John was great to and I hope he will also be on some more c+c shows. I like his card making style. It is great to have others showcasing your dies, stamps and embossing folders to give us crafters lots of extra ideas. I am still unwell so it will be another chance for me to rest and watch some of your shows that I recorded yesterday all over again !!
Thank you for another fab Christmas two-fer today Sue. Sending you lots of love and special hugs love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wondeful Wilsonette's today love from Tres x x x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette Angels,
Number 1 has stolen the show today for me with the colours, design and the matching up of the holly through out. Your second card is beautiful as well Sue in the white and blue and with the hand cutting around the swirls of the embossing. I hope that you and John had a great day yesterday although very long day. Please take a wee bit rest before starting again. I am not surprised at you getting nominated for best blog Sue because we all already know that you have the best blog in the universe, never mind the world. I know i will definitely be going to their site to cast my vote, congratulations flower for a well earned recognition.
Tres i am so sorry i missed wishing you a happy birthday for both you and your wee sister, but i hope that you both had a lovely time. I am missing things and forgetting things so much at the moment and i just wonder when i will return to normal, but my normal has changed and i just can't get used to this new one. Take it easy dear friend and build up your strength again as it does take a lot out of you making a card, believe me this i know. Sending you some hugs just to let you know i am thinking of you.
Hi Barbara, nice to have you join us from the US, you are now an official Wilsonette. If you either download the app for create and craft or go on to their website createandcraft.tv you can watch all yesterdays programes the now on the website, i hope this helps as you could see them live when our Sue is next on.
Pam, i hope you have a good day at work, no extra human feats please as we want you getting better and moving forward in health.
Cameeli, have a lovely trip to Bournemouth(is that where mum and dad stay cos the memory has went on strike). Have a good time anyway flower and i hope it acts as a pick me up for you.
Well it's not a nice day up here at the Ochils but i have another 10 wedding invites to make so will make a start as i need some more of the diamante hearts. Our nephew asked his fiance how much the wedding invites had cost her when he seen them as he was reckoning on £10 for 2. He has just gave me a boost like you wouldn't believe. I though he knew it was just me making them up for them, but obviously not. He couldn't believe that i had made them, which i am not sure how to take but i am glad that he likes them even if it did take Kelly 20mins to get it out of him what he thought.
Have a lovely day everyone and hugs to all my angels on blog and not,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Well lovely lady my voting is done. I cannot believe your name was not included in some catagories (but it is now) as is Creative Expressions where possible. Fan ? What me ? Dont be ridiculous lol.
Good Luck Sue and all at CE.

Lancashire Steph xx

ambretteir8 said...

Hi Sue What another two stunning cards, Your are so talented and so good to share all your cards. Congratulations on been nominated as you really deserve it I always vote for you when I see you been nominated for anything got to do with crafting. I just love your blog and Wow how you come up with such stunning designs for your cards you have such a great imagination I can only thank you for your inspiration and for sharing all your ideas with the best demos ever. Love all your shows yesterday as ever your cards were stunning hugs ambretteir

Tres said...

Hi Cr@fty Heather T, I did exactly the same as you. I purchased the Austrian Collection and on the evening before all Sue's shows and I only got 10% discount instead of the 20% discount I am entitled to for the One Day Wonder Shows. I phoned up the Create and Craft members helpline and complained and although they could not alter my order as it was already being processed, they have given me a £10 pounds discount voucher to spend on my next c+c purchase which I can redeem on their website. I hope you will do the same as me. It is better than nothing at all and you get to look forward to spending £10 pounds without paying out again on your next shop !! I hope this helps love from Tres x x x


Sorry Sue but everyone should to be able to get what they are entitled to without feeling like they have been "ripped off" !! x x x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, love them both! I was not able to watch your shows yesterday but hope to catch up now. Have just tried the link for voting and just get a blank screen every time but will keep trying. Love Jean xxx

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. You will definitely get my vote as I am sure you will from all your loyal blog followers.
Lovely cards today. I love the Christmas cards as they get me in the mood for Christmas. I actually did some wrapping yesterday. Never been this prepared before!!! Just 30 cards left to make too! Caz x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards, love the holly themed card best and how you used your bow stamp to create the border.
Donna Jones

SHARICA said...

Love both cards today .. xx

Jill Liddle said...

Two beautiful cards today. My fave is the first one though.

Rach83 said...

Beautiful cards and both so different too. The first is lovely and traditional with great colouring on the wreath. The second is sparkle-tastic!

Hope you had a great day yesterday for the one day wonder. I thoroughly enjoyed all the shows and a little spending spree!

Congratulations on your nomination. I had already voted before seeing your post today. There is no one who even comes close to your style so I'll be shocked if you don't win!

Rachel x

Maxine said...

Love both cards, did not see my original post so posted again. Maxine T

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous cards Sue and congratulations on both your nomination and shows. Can't believe we won't see you on the telly for the rest of this year. At least we have your fabulous blog and maybe John will be back on our screens before Christmas to show us more Creative Expressions products. He did very well yesterday and must have been so nervous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards again today. I love them both.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching your shows yesterday and, as I have recorded them all, will be watching them again today. Your samples and demos were Brilliant.
Thank you for all your very hard work and inspiration.
By for now.
SandraP xxx

Meg said...

Love your cards Sue but I am devastated - I missed all but one of your shows on tv.
What was that woman doing in that silly air hostess outfit - for goodness sake.
Cut out the gimics and let the Crafters get on with crafting.
I am seriously losing it with C&C - if it weren't for you Sue and Tina with the parchment craft butterflies I would not turn them on.
Grumble over with.
Love and hugs to you all.
Meg xxxx

CraftyJo said...

Two lovely cards, the second one really 'does it' for me - maybe 'cos it's less fussy. That die is to 'die for' ;)

Andrea said...

Good Day to Sue and all your followers!

I posted a comment for the first time the other day and received wonderful feedback and welcoming comments. I must say it made me feel special and brought a tear to me eye. So thank you to everyone for the welcome.

I would like to congratulate Sue for her nominations and say that I have already cast my votes for Sue and Creative Expressions.

The shows yesterday were fantastic and cards that I haven't seen before were shown, which was lovely to see. All Sue's cards are amazing and works of art. Welcome to John, he did an excellent job yesterday! His cards, which were shown using the embossing folders, were fantastic and I'm sure he is a great edition to the team.

I would like to wish everyone well and thank Sue for the beautiful cards today and look forward to many more from Sue and the team.

Enjoy your day everyone Xx

Cathie Weary said...

Congrats on your nomination. Just voted. Loved the shows yesterday.

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards today and what a lovely day yesterday 6 hours of Sue and it was also good to see John's work he is so talented.
Hugs
Carol x

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards today and what a lovely day yesterday 6 hours of Sue and it was also good to see John's work he is so talented.
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Goodness me Sue what beautiful cards on your blog today! We have been truly spoiled both with these and all your shows on C&C yesterday! Congratulations on your nomination.
Jimi Mac

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cards today, especially 2nd one, love the way you cut the swirl card.
Enjoyed the shows, but don't think the bank manager will!! LoL
Have a great day everyone. Susi x

terrie said...

I liked the holly card it turned out really nice but when I saw the blue snowflake card this one was my favorite one cause of the color blue and snowflake are one of my favorite embellishments...

Congrats on being nominated...such a great honor...
Good luck Sue

I also saw your show yesterday...
well done as always.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 superb creations yet again today.
Love their fab design, and very different styles.
Love your shows yesterday, and managed to persuade my hubby I need one of the bundles for Christmas as you wouldn't be on again before Christmas.
Needless to say I won't wait till Christmas to use them. lol.
Just popped over to make my vote.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, two very different the beautiful card you've given us today I love them both, would find it hard to say one or the other is my favourite. Thank you for the wonderful show yesterday really enjoyed them. Haven't had chance to catch up on comments today but hopefully can do that for the iPad as we will be driving down to Essex later.
Have a good weekend, take care, love Brenda xxx

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Eileen L. said...

Two beautiful cards today. Love that cute little Holly stamped bow, so pretty. Congratulations go to you and will have to go and vote.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful cards today - love them both. Congrats on your nomination, you work so hard and thoroughly deserve it :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jayne S said...

Lovely cards today. Congratulations on your nomination, my vote has been cast. Great shows yesterday.

Dawn Holben said...

WOW I have been waiting for you to use this die and you have definitely not disappointed me.
They are beautiful and I love them both. Just off to vote now
Wishing you luck
Thank you

Janice Robinson said...
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Janice Robinson said...

H Sue
Two wonderful cards but my heart is going towards the holly card.John did well yesterday and I enjoyed all the shows.
Been and voted,good luck.

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue Just one comment for the week as I am in Portugal catching some late sunshine. I have just looked at all your cards and as usual they are great. So inspiring Berylxx

sued99 said...

Congratulations on the nomination. I have voted.
Enjoyed watching your shows yesterday although I didn't manage to catch all of them. I really love today's cards and would find it hard to choose between the two if I had to.

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
Lovely, lovely cards. Wow!! both card are perfect.
Congratulations with your nomination Crafts Beautiful Magazine.
Too bad the voting was only for resident of the UK. Crafter are very happy people that I believed we do not have Nationality. Our nationality is Crafty-maniac.
Ladies write to Crafts Beautiful Magazine and ask to let us vote. I do not care for the price those belong in the UK. My best price is been part of something beautiful, been part of Wilsonette (hoped I got the name right). Every day after my morning cup of hot tea or late at night I am sitting in front of my computer watching Sue creating MAGIC.
Everybody enjoy your weekend, keep yourself healthy and I will be praying for all of you.
Have a Wonderful Day.

Anonymous said...

theresa says
hello sue and all the lovely wilsonettes.brilliant shows yesterday really really inspiring and didnt john do well x lovely cards again sue i would love to spend a whole week with you crafting because im one of those that sees a die as it is rather than what it can become so i enjoy watching you so much .you are so talented.off to vote now .take care everyone x
theresa weatherley xxx

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Stunning cards and great shows yesterday. John didn't look nervous at all and did a fine job.

I have been and cast my votes. Good luck to you and to creative expression.

June x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Two completely different cards, so something for every taste. I love them both equally, but then I have very eclectic tastes.

Annie said...

Two great cards, love them both. Shows I have managed to watch were great, John did so well, really enjoyed them. A couple still to watch.
Hope everyone has a good weekend
Hugs Annie x

Edwina Scotney said...

Thoroughly enjoyed your shows yesterday, you are such an inspiration. Have voted for you you deserve to win, Edwina

Janice K said...

You're spoiling us Sue! Stunning cards although I confess to preferring the first one myself, I think its the combo of colour and details. Thanks for the link, I've used it!! x

GeeBee88 said...

What great cards Sue and shows how versatile one die can be. Everyone at work wonders what I'm talking about when I say 'twofer' Have a good start to the weekend everyone! Gx

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Enjoyed all your shows yesterday, what an inspirational day indeed and John is equally inspirational. Love both the cards today they are so elegant and beautiful.

Hugs,

Ivy Ling xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. First of all the important bit, I've just been having fun voting for you :). Now on to the cards. I think I like the blue card the best of the two but having said that, I just love the shadow behind the 'believe' on the first card, it helps it stand our from the white background. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,Wow Wow two fantastic cards ,both beautiful,and so different.
I have just voted Sue,it accepted my votes,and I live in the South of Ireland,which is not in the U.K.,so can not understand why they will not take posts,from Spain etc.,
Ita.

Barbara said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards, like the cold wintry feel of the second one.
I went over and voted for you and Creative Expressions and also added your name to a few other categories as well. You can add Sues name if she is not on the list.
Congratulations on the nomination for best blog, we need to make sure you win!!!!

Kathy Krug said...

The bow looks so cute stamped. Great cards.

Susan Battensby said...

Love the cards today Sue. Lovely paper with the holly and words background but the second one is my favourite, it's just GORGEOUS and can't go wrong with blue in my opinion (my favourite colour). Such an unusual layout too. Just off to vote now.

Karen Drew said...

Two lovely cards today. The blue one is stunning.
Well done on your nomination. i am off to vote now
Luv
Karen xx

Joanna Dickson said...

You spoil us Sue. They're lovely.
Love to all
Jo xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards but the holly one has my vote! I like everything about it. You must be shattered after your marathon day yesterday. Still have a couple of shows left to watch but didn't John do well on his debut. I have voted earlier in the day so congratulations for being nominated and good luck.
Pam, hope you aren't too tired after work today. Tres, like Norah, so sorry I missed your birthday - hope you had a lovely day. Lynne and Lindsay hope you are both ok - missing you both and tales of all the animals. Love to all, Alison xxxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Tres
Thank you for letting me know it is very much appreciated
Hugs x
Heather T

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Cards Sue!

Both of the cards are lovely but I am drawn to the first one.

Congratulations on the nomination, I'm going to go vote now.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

barbiepinkfairy said...

No 1 does it for me. fab xxx

Anonymous said...

Hey, DeyaniraC, yes I'm happy to be a Crafty-Maniac by nationality too.
What a hoot!!

'P' in Crafty-Maniac global land.

Maria Alder said...

Congratulations Sue on the nomination!
Hi everyone, todays cards is fab. my favourite is the holly one with such a gorgeous bow but the second one with the blue and white wow. All your cards are amazing Sue.

Not feeling to grand today but it's nice it is the weekend so can have a rest. Wish you better Tres and everyone with pain etc. take care.Tomorrow is another day.
Norah-thanks for your wishes.One out of two,new test in a couple of weeks.....
Hugs to you all and to our little ones

Maria xx

barbara macaskill said...

What beautiful cards~ Love how different they are yet both are so elegant!!!
I tried to vote but only UK voters are allowed! Wish my vote would count because I would love to see you win! You deserve it!! Looking forward to your posts daily!!

Theresa Pace said...

lovely cards. i really like the blue one even though i couldn't see the stamping. love the way he believe looks with multiple layers. voting done, hugs xx

Hazel said...

Two beautiful cards, love them both. Well that my voting done. Hope you will be relaxing after your busy day, Hazel xx


Norah, it will take time for things to get to what will be " normal". Just keep talking to your mum it will help. I still after 46 years. Sending you ((((hugs ))))).

Gail said...

Two gorgeous cards xx can't pick between them as they are so different xx luv them xx GailT xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Both are lovely, but #1 is my favourite. It has everything that makes a beautiful festive card.


Vick said...

All done Sue, I have also added Creative Expressions for a couple of other questions x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Beautiful cards today. Will vote for you. xx

craftynanna said...

evening sue, congratulations getting nominated for the magazine i have already voted and no guesses for who, lol, your cc shows where great, i didn't move all day and i recordered them, and i spent a fortune, ahah, especially the mixed cardstock such lovely colours, i love todays cards but its the first one for me, its beautiful, today i had a go at the white merry christmas card with the white poinsettia's i am pleased with the way its turned out, thank you so much sue you have made such a difference to the way i do my cards now, discovering your blog was the best thing ever, regards to all. J

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes,First Sue congratulations on being nominated for best blog.I have voted of cause i voted for you for best blog also added your name for other categories that didn't list you How dare they
I loved your shows well I'm sure they where all brilliant as I still have a couple to watch over the weekend as I recorded them all.Todays two cards gorgeous but no 1 just piped the first place I loved the Holly background & the bow well all of it is stunning I do like the second card love the blue & white so pretty & the way you have cut round the embossing brilliant .
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Tres sorry your not feeling well sending you Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Susie & mum your in my thoughts Hugs Lynda xx

Sandra missing you hope your not in to much pain love Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Sandra Margaret corgi owner,Hazel,Jean D, Yorkilass
Lindsay hope your ok missing you,Sheila Ginger,DianeM,TOB Theresa,Wheely Bad & Billy,Lynne M & Pooches,Myra P,Clare W,Tina &claire& Anthea,Tandy & Grandchildren,Tres,Cameeli,Steph,Norah & Rory,Mrs B, Pat S,Gail C,& all Wilsonettes
Love & Hugs Lynda xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Two gorgeous cards, love them both. Congratulations on your nomination, off to vote now.
Hugs to Jean D and everyone.
June xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Congratulations on the nomination - hope you win, will register my vote without a doubt. Twofer today, both absolutely stunning and its the one die I don't yet own. Think I can see it being added to my collection.! Can't choose between them both absolutely gorgeous.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, congratulations on yesterdays shows. They were great. Really enjoyed them. Glad to hear you have finally be nominated for something. I have just been and cast my vote. Good Luck! Gorgeous card by the way. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I have voted for you and Creative Expressions.
Love the two cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
DeyaniraC. - totally agree!
Tres - sorry you haven't been so well - hope today has been a better day.
Pam - it's Friday - lie in tomorrow? Or are you one of those people who just wakes up early every day? I'm not but my husband is. He gets peace in the morning for a little while! Hope your first week went well. Love to you and Robbie.
Steph - sorry your mojo has gone AWOL , do hope it returns very soon.
Norah - so thrilled your Invitations have been appreciated - not at all surprised. Love to you and Rory. xx
Ah well - have put off the evil day for long enough - ironing beckons! I'm ok once I get started .
Love to all, Myra xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Wow! Two wonderful twofers. A couple of days ago I did a similar card to the first one you did. I haven't got the Believe die so I just used a Merry Christmas one. Where you used the holly paper I used Christmas ribbon. You can get it quite cheap at around a £1 and it's exactly the same as your paper. The ribbon is quite wide with a wire either side so I cut it in half and placed each piece going up on the sides. Love the second one too! Thank you Sue for the good tip of cutting several intricate dies and gluing them together rather than using fiddly tiny foam pads. Great shows Sue. I loved the effect of the polished glitters and the deco striplet die that you used. It was also nice to see John on the show too with you. A born natural!!! I went on the Crafts Beautiful to vote and realized that I'd already been and done it! It was a few months ago now so you must have had quite a few people nominating you for them to get in touch letting you know! It's just so deserved Sue. "Thank you" for all the inspiration you give xx Hope you will manage to have a bit of a rest now after all you have done. Take care Sue. Sending lots of love to you and your family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need. xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Pearl said...

Lovely cards today Sue, both are masterpieces!

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two Absolutely Stunning and very Stylish cards. Have to pinch these designs as they are too stunning not to.lol
I have nominated you and also for others which didn't have your name including best new products which has to be your dies and folders
have also nominated Creative Expressions good luck with them all Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

Alice G said...

Hi Sue, I'm just back from 3 weeks abroad with no internet so I've been enjoying playing catch up with all your beautiful cards. I also had great pleasure in nominating you for the award and putting your name down for a few more! Your definitely number one on my list every time. Good luck in the competition!

Hugs Alice xx

Laura O said...

two fantastic cards like both of them ,great shows yesterday ,both you and John worked so well together ,great demos .Laura O

CHERYL brown said...

It's got to be the blue one for me.
taped all the shows yesterday and watched them on my return from hospital.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

CHERYL brown said...

It's got to be the blue one for me.
taped all the shows yesterday and watched them on my return from hospital.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous yet very different cards. This just shows how these can be used in different ways. Congratulations on your nomination. I'm sure you'll win., as this blig is the best and so friendly.
Hugs to everyone who needs one.
CraftyJacq
XX

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely two-fer Friday , love both designs, still catching up on yesterday's shows. Thanks Sue. Have voted for you and CE . Hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass & L , Lynda and everyone
Hugs
Jean D
Xxxxx

Brooke b said...

Two beautiful cards love both. Congratulations on the nomination, look forward to reading your blog everyday. JB xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, really running late tonight. I had popped on twice before but was interrupted both times! Two lovely cards but I have to say the first one is my favourite. Love that holly bow stamp, why didn't I see that when I got the snowflake one?
I have voted for you and CE in every category that I could and by the look of the comments above your name will appear in almost every one - which is just as it should be.

Have a happy crafty week-end everyone.
Frances

nannapat said...

Two beauties Sue, I love them both. Have voted for you & CE, I do hope you come out number one! I think you know that you'll always be our number one no matter what. Pat x

karenlotty said...

Two lovely cards Off to vote now My visits over the next couple of weeks will be very sporadic Cuba is notoriously random with Internet connections!

Ann Lauzon said...

Hi Sue, ohhh, how I love the blue card...the other one is pretty, but the blue one takes the cake. I went and voted for you, but I don't think that I'm eligible because I live in Canada.

Jean Bullock said...

I love these cards. I tried to vote, but after I got to the second page, I discovered it was for UK residents only.

Darlene4527 said...

Congratulations on your nomination! Both cards are lovely.

Angela Wade said...

Loving the cards this week, Sue, especially from Monday and Wednesday. The ones in between and Friday's Twofer are fab too. Only caught one of your shows yesterday afternoon, as I'd only arrived home in early hours. Will catch up with other shows on web and videos too.

Have a good weekend everyone,

Hugs, Angela in S. Wales Xx

Jane said...

Both cards are lovely but my favourite is the holly one its beautiful. The shows were fabulous Sue cant believe you wont be back until the new year. that's a life time for us crafter's.

Jane xx

Crafty Granny said...

Hi sue, love both the cards as always, (there has never been one I didn't like), and now off to vote for you! I have taped all the shows to watch today when I am not at work!
Love Nicola x

Paula said...

What wonderful cards, and how different! Well done, and thank you for giving us all such inspiration!

Paula x

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card Sue (as usual of course). I love the lines and the simplicity and the effect is stunning. I've voted, all the best with the voting, you deserve to win. I so enjoy the blog and look every day, always learning something new and obtaining inspiriration to try something different. Thank you so much. Roberta in Tilehurst.

Sioux P said...

Oh c lovely cards again!!!! particularly like the holly one.
Really different looks. Thank you as always

Vie Carter said...

love both cards and the holly one is my fav

Very well deserved news both for you and Creative Expressions,definately the best glue around

Vie
x

Susan Morgan said...

Absolutely fabulous cards once again!!! Thanks for your help the other day choosing a die. Much appreciated. Sue Morgan