Saturday, 22 November 2014

Just For You

 Hello my crafty friends!  What a week, huh!  Thank you so much for the fabulous comments and just the enormous amount of overall support.  I am truly blessed to be able to do what I love and the icing on the cake is to have you like it as well!  The videos for the new dies will start on Tuesday too, so hopefully there will be loads to inspire you for all the different die designs.  Today's card is basically a male version of the card that was on offer for the card giveaway on the 5th of Nov. (seen below)   One of the things that I try to do when designing dies is strike a balance between the masculine and the feminine on at least a few of the die sets. While I tend to like a more girlie sort of look in my dies, we do all need to make loads of cards for the men in our lives so, for me, a die that can pull off both a feminine look and a masculine look is ideal.  This Auvergne die fits the bill for that very nicely.  I have used it here with gilding flakes behind it instead of the Iced Snow used in the card on the 5th.  Take away the bow and you have a really nice card for the men in your lives.  While the gilding flakes do not tend to photograph incredibly well, you can see them better in the close ups.

I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the Auvergne insert out of the top half of the card.  On the lower portion, I cut the Bevelled Glass Striplet insert.  I did not use the outside cutting edge of either one of these.  I cut the card on a paper cutter directly in the centre of the Striplet, then matched it up and glued it on top to make it half the width for a smaller border area.  I added mounting foam to the back of this piece to raise it for dimension.  On a piece of chestnut card, I added self adhesive sticky sheets to the area which corresponded to my die cut area.  I peeled the backing paper away and gilded it with Mulled Wine Gilding flakes.  I made a double frame using the outside cutting edges to the Auvergne die set and mounted foam on the back and added it over the insert cut out area.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the French tag.  Before removing it from the die, I inked it with Tea Dye distress ink.  I mounted it with foam in the centre of the Auvergne insert area.   I finished the card with a wide white mat that I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to create dots around the edge.  A thin chestnut mat was added followed by a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

There was not a card giveaway this week and there are no comment game winners this week either due to the die launch, however, don't forget to check back Monday afternoon for the winners of the dies to be posted!  All for now, Sue x


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tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a great week of new dies must slowly get your dies again this card is stunning loved both version thankyou tracyw x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love this stunning card.
The colours and design are wonderful.
Using just part of the Striplet Die oireally appeals will have a go at that later.
Have a wonderful day

Patricia xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Super card, great to have some options for the men in our life x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love both versions of the card and well done and congratulations on your fab new dies.
Just about finished my christmas cards they just need inserts and then to remorgage the house to post ha ha.
Hope all have a lovely weekend
Love and hugs
Love Tina x x x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a very good all round card. it is lovely Take care have a good weekend. Kitty

June said...

Good Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, what a fantastic week it has been for us here on your blog, we have been thoroughly spoilt, thank you. I adore this card, yes we all struggle with male cards and this one really fits the bill, I love the gilding flakes in the background, what a beautiful colour they have.

I should think Sue that you need a well earned rest now.

Have a great Saturday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. hugs June Smith xxx

Pinky said...

Morning Sue
It never ceases to amaze me how you can make the same die look so completely different.Lovely cards as always

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the "male" version of this card, the French collection is fabulous - I especially like how there are different size cutting edges to make frames. Looking forward to the new video collection, it's like having a private crafting class with you. Hope you take a rest after this latest launch (but somehow I think you'll be planning the next)!
Sending special hugs and thoughts to those in pain. Sue xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card as you say
great for men and women a must try definitely
haven't tried the striplet die this
way yet but will do later on when I get
time to go up and craft.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

super card design

Breezes said...

Lovely to have a male card made from dies that have been used to such feminine effects before. Really proves how versatile they are !


carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, great use of your lovely dies. Perfectly designed to cover male and female cards. Enjoy your well earned rest this weekend x

Pam Hartlepool said...

Today's card as always is beautiful. Thank you so much for showcasing your dies over the past few days, it has been a wonderful experience. You are a very talented lady who deserves all the accolades you get.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You have done it again two beautiful cards made from the same dies but got totally different finishes on them the female is very classy and elegant and the male is very bold and striking. I do come to a sticking point when it come to make male cards, i just seem to lose my mojo and thats why you are such a life saver as i just look through your blog and hey presto i find something to get me going again.
Thank you for a great week with all the lnsparation on your new dies, looking forward to the start of your new videos. You must never stop but as you say you love what you do and thats great news for your thousands of followers.
Have a great weekend and take care. Love to your mom, family and friends. They will be so proud of you.
Denise T x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Morning Sue, really like this card, it gives a lot of possibilities.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

great male card and amazing how those few changes turn it into a pretty feminine card, always hard to come up with male cards, thank you

Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Happy Saturday to all.
This card is so striking. It certainly would be the one to stand out amongst all other's (even if it DOES have flakes on it) lol. The 'girly' version is beautiful no mistaking that. That's why we love your products and style as it's so easy to use the majority of your dies for male and female cards just with a change of colour and sentiment - unfortunatly I find it so hard to see a male like card in my mind until you share your brilliant idea's with us. Im still working like a mad woman to get enough festive cards ready for tomorrow's market and for the December market ! Im like a dog chasing its tail at the moment !
Probably a good job our fantastic week is over so I can get my head down and concentrate on what I need to ! Although it was a great reason for a 2hrly rest, my hands certainly appreciated the break lol.
Will be interesting to see how many comments are left today.
Sending love and gentle hugs to all that dont feel so well today.
Have a wonderful day Sue, and congratulations on your wonderful new collection. Who needs designer clothes when we can get designer dies ay ?
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all bloggers . Like both versions the chestnut card is a lovely colour. Have a nice week- end everyone JJ x

Jean Bullock said...

This is awesome. We definitely need more options for making man cards and this is a stunning one. I think of it more as a uni-gender card because I would be thrilled to receive this card. I pinned to two of my boards this time. One on my Sue Wilson board and again on my Great Guy Cards board.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea. Using the gilding flakes in this way, is something to try.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is a fabulous card for those pesky males and the original one is just beautiful. I do struggle with the masculine cards I must admit but this one certainly fits the bill. I'm really pleased that your dies have been so brilliantly received - they are all fabulous! I do admit though, I like the blog when I have time to take in all of the comments - my brain won't take in over 200 comments every few hours! Like Steph says it will be interesting to see how many comments are left this weekend. I hope you now have time for a bit of a rest to recharge those batteries.
To all blog friends and family, I hope you all have a good weekend and sending love, hugs and gentle thoughts to all of you especially those not feeling too well for whatever reason. Love Alison xxx

Kathy Krug said...

Both cards are fabulous. Love the colors you chose.

Vick said...

Aww love them absolutely beautiful so glamorous xx Vick

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue
I have always struggled with male cards so thank you for your ideas.
What a week! Thank you for all your generosity with giveaways and all the extra hard work you did.
Nina x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - it amazes me how a few tweeks can make such a difference - yes I struggle with guy cards a bit - they take more thinking time somehow even though they are often less embellished! wet weekend here - so crafting - yeah! Happy weekend all
Clare W

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a stunning card I lo every thing about this cars its so pretty I the the design and the colour take care sue xxx

Debs A xxxx

Anonymous said...

Love the yin and yang of these cards, Sue, both perfect in their own way.
Back to normality again, thanks for the great week - in a way a relief to be at the end of the new releases as the mind has gone AWOL with lust!! Choosing time now.

'P' in Wales

Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue

I love the clean cut lines of this card. Good for men and also those ladies who don't 'do' the pretty flowery cards.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card, and as you say it is great for the men. it looks so different when made up using the chestnut card (gorgeous colour) and gilding flakes. Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Have a good weekend. Take care.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue what a wonderful week this has been all the card samples and the new dies are gorgeous. I have already ordered the ivy dies and one of the strippers I couldn't resist. Today's card is fantastic just right for the men in our lives. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue.
Can I firstly say thank you. Your daily multiple shares have helped me through a very difficult week. They have helped to keep my mind otherwise occupied. They were all beautiful. As is this is a masculine kind of way. I'm so glad you had the two together to compare, live both designs.
It looks like I'm going to have more time to do what I love so onwards and upwards (I think - god willing).
Enjoy your weekend what ever you are doing
Jo xx

Julie Elli said...

Loving the shorter striplet piece. Big hug.
Julie E

Marion Bull said...

Love this card Sue, just right for men in our lives. I think my purchases of the new dies will have to wait till after Christmas but I might just manage to sneak in one or two. Crafting all day today! Hooray!
Marion B xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this, the paler version is my fave.

Rosie said...

I am surprised you can still treat us to more blog posts after your marathon week! When I have more time I will recap on how you have done the 'half' bevelled glass striplet piece, as I would like to try it.

carol quinn said...

Great for a male card, so classy

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic cards - both male and female versions. Well done again on the launch and thanks for all your inspiration. You're a star! :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue... Happy crafting
Have a nice weekend...x

sonja_w said...

Really like both versions of the card, just shows how different these dies look in different colours. X

DMJ said...

I like the idea of using these dies for male & female cards, it makes the die more economical!!

Thanks for all your hard work over the last 5 days too!!!!

Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, as you could be used for a 'man' card, but equally as well for thr people who do not like a more fusy card. Let me say again what a fantastic week it has been, thank you so much.

Love Rosemarie xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a difference it makes to the look of the card just by changing colours. We all struggle with male cards and welcome any ideas.
I've enjoyed the past week and looking forward to the videos. Now's the time for you to RELAX! although knowing you your already working on your next launch lol.
I've been told to choose what I want for my birthday, guess what I'm going to ask for? The only problem is trying to choose which one lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Susan White said...

Really must get to grips with gilding flakes as the effect of these is so pretty on this card! Thanks, Susan x

Hellma said...

love this version of the card.

Diane said...

Hi Sue yet again another stunning card and perfect for males. Isn't it great that you can produce something so wonderful with just a couple of tweaks. It looks so different. Hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend with your mum. Take care love Diane G xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Hope you're having a little rest today after your very very hectic week.
What a wonderful gift for those pesky men in our lives who make it so difficult for us to create something they will like.
Today's gift is just the job.
Thank you.

Take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

PharmacyMichele said...

Love todays card-great idea.


lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Firstly thank you for a fantastic week, great dies and great cards, loved them all.
Nice to see two versions of the same card, they are both lovely.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sue. you must be reeling with joy!!
Congratulations on a great week.

I love today's card and it helps to have ideas for Male cards, and for me I always find it a challenge...
This will make it a lot easier...

Have a nice weekend everyone.
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm so glad the dies launch went so well - what was there not to like. It is nice to see the two different cards male and female together so that we can see just how versatile these dies are. Thank you so much for sharing and all your hard work.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Loving both versions and you're right about the Auvergne being a unisex die set - it just depends on the choice of colours and additional embellies whether it goes masculine or feminine...this set was top of my wish list until this week's launch but has been pushed down a few places, not too far down though so hope to get my hands on it just after Christmas...


Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
You must be very happy with this collection we all them and want them all.
your cards today show how versatile your dis can be for male and female cards - great set
Carol x

Sue Dunn said...

Morning Sue. I've got a marathon on my hands looking at and commenting on, whilst drooling over all your new dies. I thought I'd take a break and look at this post to break things up a bit. What a great contrast. Love this die and I love the Striplet cut down in size. Xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really lovely card today. What a difference a piece of different coloured card makes. What a week for dies. Thsnk you so much for a fantastic week. The dies were all super. So hard to pick which one to get first. Looking forward to the videos. Hugs Heather x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both colour ways of this card look good . love Jean Z xx

Jan.moogie said...

What a week Sue, Such a whirlwind of beautiful die designs and ideas on ways to use them, WOW. Today's card is a great way to show just how versatile dies can be and still making a fantastic card. Both versions are quite stunning and very elegant. Love them. Hugs xx

Linda Graham said...

Great week Sue, your dies work so well together, thank you,Linda x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, you must be thoroughly exhausted after all the work that went into showing us your dies and cards which as always, were stunning. Thank you so much!! Just going out to buy one or two or maybe 3 , 4, 5 etc. It's great to have dies which can be used for any gender especially for the men in our lives and you have shown us that just by making a few changes to a card it can look great too. Hugs xx Pauline A

Aspiring crafter said...

Both of these cards look great Sue, really lovely dies and design.
Hope you are feeling good and have a great weekend,

Joan D said...

Such versatility with all your dies Sue. What a great card to send to a man. Thank you for an exciting week of cards x x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Morning Sue, I wish I had your mind, love your cards, they always look so classy. I am fast running out of new words to use to compliment you, thank you for sharing Sue - have a great weekend x x x

Wendy L said...

Great to see a card for a bloke, great week altogether, xxxx

gwen70 said...

Great male card, love the colours

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, I would have thought that you would have given yourself a day off after the mammoth week of die launches! However I was so pleased to see today's post, a fabulous example of the great versatility your gorgeous dies provide, thank you! x

Chris Curry said...

I love both these cards, it is so nice to see how a slight change on a card can make the card right for a man or a woman. Thank you Sue. Xx

Maryann Laursen said...

This die is definitely very suitable for both males and females, that´s for sure. It´s amazing how big a diffrence just by switching the color of the cardstock like here, and both of these cards are really beautiful.
Hope you´ll have a wonderful week-end now after this hectic week here.

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
I love both versions of this card. It really is so versatile. Love the colour combination too. I bet you are exhausted after the new die launch, so i really do hope you manage to get some rest this weekend. Looking forward to seeing your

darcydaydream said...

I struggle with masculine cards. This is lovely. Never thought of doing something like this.
Love from Christine in Darcy....xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a difference a change in colour and leaving the bow off can make! Great male card which is always difficult to make! Love Jean xxx

ang said...

2 great cards, what a difference a change of colour makes. Well done for this week stunning dies angxx

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card made with your lovely die. I so love the gilding flakes.
Love Val in Spain x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
It's good to see another theme from a previous card. Because your creations are so lovely it is sometimes hard to see an alternative.
Enjoy a quieter day or two (hopefully) arfter you hectic week.
Love Zena x

sued99 said...

Love this version of the card.

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card, and I love the fact that basically one die suits all. Change the card colour and the trimmings is all that is needed. Thank you for a really fun week showing us your new creations.
X Ros

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards,love them booth,so very elegant.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a wonderful week you gave us and what incredible dies you have designed. Don't know how you keep coming up with so many ideas, but so pleased you do! Today's card is perfect for a man's card and I'm really looking forward to your videos next week.

Thank you for all your hard work and your wonderful blog. Regards

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card I love how you have made it for the males in our lives. I find these hard especially when they don't have a particular hobby.

Gosh you must be so worn out with all the hardwork this week thank you for all the beautiful dies and inspiration not forgetting your generousity Good Luck to all for the draws next week.

Enjoy the weekend

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Sue from Wiltshire said...

It is very difficult to make men's cards so it's nice to have a dye that can be used for both. It looks sophisticated, very smart.

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree this is a good male card ,but a change of colour could be female too.i no people who dont like too fussy cards.
Marion H

Marianna Hammer said...

These cards are beautiful!! Just beautiful.

vinita jain said...

Congrats on your fab new and delicate dies!
Stunning in both the versions, love the colors!

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, well I hope you are going to have a bit of a rest for a day or two you deserve it. I was so glad I wasn't in to work that much last week as I had time to look and comment on all your beautiful dies. Love today's card that by adding or taking away in what every kind of card you need the same dies are used and make still a stunning card. Hazel xx

nannapat said...

Lovely cards Sue, I think the all white one is especially gorgeous. Have a good weekend one and all. Pat x

Brooke b said...

Beautiful colection have really enjoyed seeing the cards that you have shown this week. So difficult to decide which dies to get. Love the card today. xxxx

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

What lovely cards you have posted this morning.

Although l have not always got the exact dies you use on the cards, l have similar dies which always produce wonderful results.

Really looking forward to the following posts using your new design dies.

lol Barbara W

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

A truly fantastic week I do hope you have allowed yourself to take a very well earned bow and are now taking it easy.
Really love this stunning and very useful male card I love the design and the colours too.
Have a great weekend Sue and everyone

Margaret corgi owner

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Well it's been a bumper week for you having all that hard work to do but it's been even more of a bumper week for us seeing all your beautiful dies andseein the stunning creations you chave made with them. Thank you so much and you can tell by all the fabulous comments that,,,,,WE LOVE THEM!!!!!!
Great version for a male card today.....oh why are men so hard to make a card for?!!!!
Hugs to all who need them and may your days get better and brighter very soon.
Thanks again Sue.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
It's great to see a masculine and feminine version of the same design.
Can't wait for the videos of your new collection.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What beautiful cards for today's posting. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for a great week. Beautiful card today too. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Well what a week, and thank you for all your hard work, and brilliant die sets.
Most of us have a man in our lives, brother, son, husband etc so it's good to have the more masculine take of a few dies.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Mornin Sue
Another beautiful card also great we can use it for a male.

Jeannie Newton

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this die with the chestnut card and today's card just proves the versatility of your dies - if we could only see things the way you do!
Thanks again for a brilliant week.

Jackie Meechan said...

Great that your giving us a chance of seeing a gents card thanms for the inspiration you give us all.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a difference colour makes! This is a great card for men and those striplets do it for me every time. It's a beautiful and elegant card.
Hugs, Rose

barbiepinkfairy said...

Dear Sue, thanks for a fab week! Your new dies are fab dont know how you come up with your ideas. They have been clearly well received you must be delighted.

Hope snow is not causing too much chaos and your mum is keeping warm she needs to be careful.

I love today's card bet Steph is in a spin if she's spotted gilding flakes. I do prefer the girlie version! I always struggle to make boy cards!

Well awful shift last night was I working in Beirut not sure but it felt like it! Ashamed to represent the NHS I am afraid last night. Hope it is better tonight !?

Hope all our regulars are well. Keep warm and craft! To any wilsonettes struggling love and hugs. Take care everyone. Love Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

I love this card,Sue. The way you have used the striplet is so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

What a treat this week we've had. Love the difference in colour these cards come in. They're both beautiful.
Thank you for all your awesome inspirations.

Take care,

Ivy L xx

Swiftycrafter said...

Amazing what a different look you can achieve just by changing the colour scheme of the card.
Lynne x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, lovely to see both versions of this card. Why are Men's so card to make??? Have a great weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

SHARICA said...

Fab Cards .. xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Love both the cards,I have just bought the Auvergne die (along with 4 others LOL) after seeing the feminine version of todays card. Today I am going to use it and with your inspiration should be fairly easy. Thank you so much for all your hard work this week, looking forward to the video's from Tuesday.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

nattyboots said...

Well Sue you have done us all proud ,
What a lovely array of dies and Cards you have shown us this week .
Todays cards are just perfect for the Males in our life .
Thank you for all your Talent .
Have a lovely weekend
Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a week we have had, you deserve lots and lots of R&R, but knowing you that will take a back seat.
Great card today for men, why are they so hard to do cards for ?
All of your new dies are fabulous, what to choose is the problem.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

So, so love this card. X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

yet another beautiful card. Have loved everything this week and the new dies are stunning. Some of my new ones have already arrived and have started to have a play!!!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue this a lovely card you are a great inspiration to everyone thanks for all the time you spend doing a great job. The new dies have been great this week would love them all but will have to try to choose a few favourites to start with. Hugs to all in need today. Sophy n Gran

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for an exciting week. I can't wait to see the videos.
This is a lovely card and great to see a masculine slant
Pat x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue the first one was brill but as you say it could be a perfect male card thanks for everything love you June xxxxx

Paula said...

Amazing how different the two cards look, I wish I was a fraction as talented as you Sue! Lovely cards,

Paula x

Elaine Sabey said...

A perfect card for a man. I would never have thought to use that die for a men's card but it really works. Thanks Sue.

Love Elaine x

Jayne S said...

Looks so different in darker colours, great card for the men in our lives. I will be trying this one as I have both of these dies,

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care Claire

Anne Crawford said...

Boy and Girl Twins! and both looking gorgeous! Hope mom Sue is now relaxing after all that hard work giving birth to a new set of dies LOL!
I know the dies used today are from the previous set but I still don't have the ones used today, but there's still time , only I now wish I had made up my mind sooner which dies I wanted from the new set, as yesterday I got a letter from M&S asking me to phone their Fraud it turned out someone had used my card last Monday fraudulently, so I have had to cut mine up and wait for a new one 7-10 days,and then I'll have to contact all the suppliers I deal with to change my card number and pin , so meantime I can use hubby's but means he'll know all about all my little treats!
So I better not be too greedy!
Hope everyone has a pleasant weekend and Love and Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. I do love this die set and, as you say, it is so versatile with a change of colour. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, I do agree with a lot of the comments regarding cards for men, so thank you for helping us out. Love the simplicity of this card & thanks again for all your effects , you really do deserve some R&R all the best Marlene xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Today's man card is brilliant. It's amazing how switching up a few things can make two cards look so different! Thanks for sharing.

Crisco said...

Love both versions of this card.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Cards Sue!

I've really enjoyed seeing all the new dies this week, they are all fab.

Both of your cards today are lovely and I love how different they look just by using the different colours.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
WOW What a week we've had - such gorgeous new dies. I've only just bought the last release of striplets and adore them - so good to have another way to use them for the men in our lives as well as the ladies.
Love the new striplets - so will request for Christmas!! (Well it is something I want!)
Looking forward to seeing the videos.
Enjoy your weekend. Happy crafting to all the Wilsonettes.
Sheila from Kent xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
You must be over the moon with the fantastic response to your dies, thank you for a brilliant week and for getting me hooked on Pinterest now have a board of your cards from the new releases. Today's card just goes to show the difference colour makes especially since you showed the 2 cards together
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & friends,
Well, what a week!!! I feel exhausted Sue so you must feel 10 times worse! I have been blown away by the amount of lovely comments you received with every post.
did you imagine that they would be so popular? I think us regular Wilsonettes knew how much people would love them.
I would like to personally welcome all new comers to the best blog in the world, please stick around and be a member of the loveliest blog around! You can choose to join in with the day to day ramblings of our little family, or skip past the longer comments, either way you will be most welcome! This amazing bunch of ladies have gotten each other through some pretty tough times and also shared some huge highs!
The main benefit of this amazing Blog is the amazing daily inspiration, Sue makes time to inspire us 365 days a year......yes that's every single day!
I have been lucky enough to have been a member of these amazing 'family' since 2011, in those days daily posts were around the 70/80 range, so look how far we have come! Amazing achievement Sue xxxx
Today's card is fab, I think that this die set will appeal to guys too as the die looks like the 'spokes of a wheel' (although not round), there is nothing about it that shouts feminine ! That's the versatility of Sue's dies!
Anyway enough of my ramblings for one day, enjoy your weekend everybody, I am off to look at some dies and writing my list for Santa!
Crafty hugs!
Sandra xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
What a hectic week for you. I like this card and will certainly give it a try.
Take care,
Evis M.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
It just shows how fab your dies are, that by using different colours only can transform the look completely.
Thoroughly enjoyed the week and I'm so looking forward to the videos and samples to follow in the coming weeks.
Well Done!!
Lorna D

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, simple but effective. I would like to agree with so many comments, you work so hard for us crafter's but you are a talented lady with so many strings to your bow, looking forward to Tuesday's video launch, i am sure it will be another success, congratulations on such a well thought out set of dies.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

TOB said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I can't believe the week we had last week all the dies are stunning and my Christmas list is massive (lol) I hope Santa has lots of money this year as I need all of these dies. THANK YOU SUE for such a wonderful collection and for all the hard work you put in to give us these dies. How lucky we are to even be in with a chance of winning any one of them, You truly are inspirational. Good luck Wilsonettes. Hugs to all. Love Theresa x.

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue love how you have catered for both sexes xx hazel

Pearl said...

Fantastic card today Sue, so fresh looking. Can't wait to see the videos next week. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a week it sure was lol.. stunning card hugs sarah xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a whirlwind of a week it's been for us and you. I do hope that all the new commenters stick around as this is the best ever blog. You do so much for us inspiration wise. And are always ready to chat and explain techniques when we meet you at shows. A stunning card today. Mind you, all your cards are stunning. Look forward to seeing the videos that you have made for your new collection.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Just by changing the colours and background makes it look a different card from the other one.

Kate's Cards said...

Very bold!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette friends,
Well what a week we have had with such an array of beauty paraded before us and done in such style. Todays version of the November car is just as beautiful as that one Sue, it's just different. I love the gilding flakes behind the border and die cut Auvergne, as it does look stunning and the perfect card that we can make for our difficult people in our lives that don't go in for pretty and feminine, although i can't see why they don't like it.
I am glad that you have such a wonderful response to your new collection and that all your hard work that you have put in has been so rewarding. I know it is hard leading up to it with doubts as to what others might think, but i hope that all the fabulous and well deserved praise as way laid any fears that you might have had, as each and everyone was different and so very, very beautiful. I would say three cheers for you, but some how i don't think you would hear them some how. Mum is so very rightly proud of her wee girl and all that she has achieved and she has every right to be so. I know you will probably be having the wheels in your head turning up a notch yet again, but please take this special time in the USA to enjoy your family time, there is plenty of time after thanksgiving to start all over again. Happy Thanksgiving when it comes to you and your family.
Steph, dear friend please take that wee break again today as you will get more done if you are not stressed to the max and i hope you have a great market tomorrow, keep warm flower as it is getting colder and don't want you coming down with even more than you already have to cope with.
Anne, i am so sorry that your card has been targeted like it has. Why do these nasty pieces of work steal from us instead of getting a proper job and earning their own money. I hope that you get it sorted out soon, but well done to M&S for being on their toes.
Alison(Barbie), Kirsten has had her last 3 nights in the Acute Assessment Unit bad with them being overflowing past capacity and having numerous extremely ill life or death patients in and of course not enough staff either in nurses or doctors to cope efficiently with. I can only hope dear friend that your next shift is better for you.
Well i am going up to see mum and dad today as the stone mason has got her details on there now so she can rest in peace hopefully. I hope that you all have had a wonderful week with seeing all of Sue's beautiful new creations and roll on Tuesday for the start of the new videos. Sending hugs to all my Angels both on blog and not at the moment, i hope that my missing Angels are getting stronger by each day,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Isn't it great how just altering the colour of card can change it from female to male, less the bow of course.
That striplet die is one of my favourites, that's why I bought it!!
Have as good a day as you can ladies xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well you must be so tired after such a busy week. You did an absolutely fabulous job Sue !! Everything, cards and dies are just out of this world !! You must be so pleased. You are so inspirational Sue. It is always such a joy to visit your blog every single day. I really hope the New Visitors will stay and join us on this amazing blog.
Well almost every single new die set is on my Christmas wish list. I just could not choose. I am such a nightmare when it comes to your dies. I just want them all !!
Today's card is really fantastic and I just love it !! I have the Auvergne die set and the Beveled Striplet (which is one of my most used dies to make men's cards with) I am definitely going to make this one for my Father in Laws Birthday in January !! I am so pleased as I have most of today's card ingredients !!
I love the glittered version to. I think I will make both.
(Mother in laws Birthday in February !!)
Thank you Sue for every thing. You are wonderful. Lots of love Tres x x x

Anna said...

Hi Sue, Love the male card, I like the colours used, and the other one is beautiful in those soft colours.

Anonymous said...

Male cards are always difficult - trying to come up with new ideas all the time. This one is perfect. Thank you.
Doreen R

teaselgirl said...

Good morning Sue. Although an avid follower of your blog this is the first comment I have left.All your card are so delightful and contain so many ideas! I would love all the dies of course, but as that's not possible, I take inspiration from your cards and try to mix and match those that I have got at the moment. Thanks for the ideas!
Ann x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card. I will receive this two dies next week: the glass striplet and the Auvergne dies. I bought them because they are so versatile and because of there non quirky design.
Best wishes
Rolf xxx

Lacelady said...

Just goes to show how different a card can look with just a change of colour, and perhaps and addition of a bow! Great design!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

The male version is just the ticket for those male birthdays we have to make , I haven't got these dies but hopefully in the future (maybe Christmas ) they may arrive one night lol. After such a hectic week I hope your taking it easy and relaxing with your family . Thanks for everything Sue, take care hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass, & L , Lynda and all wilsonettes

Jean D xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Love this.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Short and sweet. Have loved them all this week. Xx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card, and as you say very suitable for the men in our lives. Kind regards Sandra Kent.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, what a brilliant launch for your new collections! I am over the moon to see a male version of 'my' card!!!! It is great!

Hugs, Belinda x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
What A Tremendous Week You've Had, And All Those Wonderful Comments And So Many!!!
I Would Like To Think Your Blog Had Over 200 Comments Daily So We Could Get You Back On The Number One Blog Spot Where You Belong, You Work Hard On Your Blog Than Any Other Person I Know, You've Got The Kindest Of Blog Followers Who Encourage New Blog Members To Stay.
Today's Card Is Awesome I Loved This Card When You Did It Earlier, More For A Lady Before,
Now This One Which I'd Like For Myself I love This Fabulous Die, And The Stunning Gilding Flakes.
Sue Thank You For Your Kindness, Thank You For Sharing Your Great Cards With Us, Fantastic Photography Great For My Pinterest Folder.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful Followers Of Sue's Awesome Blog

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow! Those cards are just stunning. Thanks for showing the different variations. I absolutely loved ALL the dies you release.

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
Wow very beautiful card. Stunning card . Thank you very much for your hard work and share it with us.
Now the problem would be wish one to get first.😃
Have a bless day

Brenda Gardner said...

Hi Sue. Yet another stunning card, so versatile as you've shown. Its great when a die set can be used for both male and female cards.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card, I've enjoyed the show 'n tell all week too, lots of fabulous goodies to lust after :)

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, before I started rading the blog post today I thought 'this would make a lovely card for a man'! The gilding flakes and chestnut card is a strong look with the Auvergne die not lacy looking at all. Love it!! Hugs, Karen x

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Love your version of a Male card. Thinking it would look great in other monochrome colours. Have really enjoyed seeing all the die releases too. Have to say I am in love wth the trailing ivt!!
Looking forward to the videos

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
First of all thank you very much for a brilliant week! It must be lovely to read so many heartfelt comments which you thoroughly deserve. Please stay with us everyone - you will not regret being part of this great blog!
Beautiful card today Sue and lovely to compare the two side by side as it were. Thank you!
Anne - so very sorry to read about your card problems. It is awful to think of such mean people going around. Sympathise completely with the card sharing / little treats bit too! Lol!
Steph - please don't overdo things and make yourself poorly. I hope you sell loads tomorrow and that it's not too cold for you. Take care.
Norah - thinking of you today! Sending love x
Sandra - doesn't time fly! I followed the blog for ages before I left a comment. You certainly got me thinking!
Not good at my age.
Love to all,

Anonymous said...

What a week with all those lovely dies now comes the task which one to get first. Lovely card makes a nice man card. Take care you must need a rest now.
Yvonne N.

Alice G said...

I'm so encouraged because I made this exact card during the week using navy and Mike card and silver gilding. Flakes. So seeing it on you blog makes me feel like I've done something good. Truthfully, the dies do all the work and I do love these particular dies and I use them a lot.

Hugs Alice xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous masculine card, it's so elegant!

marion turner said...

Hi Sue
As always Beautiful
Love them ALL
Love Marion x

Diane Maitland said...

Hello Sue. I agree this card would be fantastic as a gents card, the colours are perfect. Lets hope I remember when it is my brothers birthday in September!!!!! Yet with a very simple alteration it makes a gorgeous ladies card.
Another amazing card. Love and hugs, Diane xxxx

Lesley Griffiths said...

What a stunning card for men that are so awkward to make cards for. I must try this one. Happy Days

Lesley Griffiths said...

What a stunning card for men that are so awkward to make cards for. I must try this one. Happy Days

terrie said...

Both of your cards turned out really nice...looking forward in seeing more of your male and femaile cards
Well done Sue

nzillingworth said...


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, great idea for male cards.
Glad we are back to normal and looking forward to our weekly videos. I have watched a few on you tube but find I have to watch twice for the info to sink in!!
Have ordered a few of your dies but they have been put away for Christmas and hopefully by then I will have them all.
Hope you are having a nice time and getting ready for Thanksgiving.

Karen Drew said...

Looking at the feminine card it is hard to imagine how you could make it masculine. You have done a fantastic job of it. Funny how changing colours gives it all such a different look.
Both cards are stunning
karen xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue ,
Great card ! I have been saving your YouTube videos adding it to my favorite. PS adding your new dies to my Xmas list too!
Love Dorothy

Cathie Weary said...

Love both versions of this card. It is so hard to make male cards as I do enjoy the feminine ones. It has been a fantastic week. Thanks so much for all your hard work in putting it together and look forward to working with your new dies.

Dawn holben said...

Both versions are beautiful and I have to say a big thank you as I was stuck for ideas for a card for my father in law and this fits the bill just perfectly.

Elaine said...

Another stunner, loved all the inspiration this week x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
This is a super male card,very nice.
Your dies cut so beautifully which makes card making much easier.

camelot67 said...

Afternoon Sue,

Two very stunning cards for which thank you. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Edwina Scotney said...

Thank you for sharing this card as you say it would be perfect for a man. Edwina

Carol Rossouw said...

What an absolutely stunning card again today!

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card Sue and as you say, ideal for a male card. I have to do a male retirement one soon so this is ideal. Thank you. x

Gail said...

Fab card and a great way to show the versatility of your dies xx GailT xx

Maria Illsley said...

great look to this card xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
A very nice card for a man.Thank you for sharing all your cards with us for the launch of the new Dies. Am looking forward to the video's now. Take care.Have a good day everyone. Susi x

Tandy said...

HI Sue
Love both cards it's so nice to see a male and female version. I will be trying to find tune my dies list tomorrow one's I have to have now and one's that can wait a couple of weeks. Love and hugs to all.

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Well I don't think I could pick between the male and female versions of this card although personally I do like using gilding flakes
Hugs Sue xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Absatoodalutely stunning card!!! I can just imagine how gorgeous the gilding flakes are against the white and chestnut card! GORGEOUSNESS! TFS!

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
it was a great week full of loveliness and ends with a gorgeous card today. x

Pamela Lala said...

Love, love, love your dies!

Chris Arnall said...

A very elegant classy looking card. Such a lovely effect.

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, I see what you have done, how wonderful and yes it fits both male and female. You are so clever.
Looking forward to seeing the videos starting next week.
ElizabethS x

lyndas said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes.CONGRATULATIONS SUE ON YOUR FABULOUS NEW DIE COLLECTION & all the cards that complimented them so well your AMAZING SUE.i for one have become a better crafter with all your inspiration, technices, videos & of course you wonderful dies. So thank you.
Today's card is just lovely for all those men & the ladies one looks so different in the lighter colours.
I hope you have a restful Sunday.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anne sorry for the trouble with your card but hats off to M&S for spoting the fraud.Hugs Lynda xx

Steph have a good market tomorrow hope you sell loads KEEP WARM Hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Hazel,Wheely Bad & Billy,Lynne M & Tilly&cully,Tina E,Yorkielass June,Mrya P,Maira A,Cameeli,Norah & Rory Tandy,Tres. And all old & New Wilsonettes Love Lynda xx

Txcowgirl said...

Very handsome card, I think any man could appreciate one like this.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, i honestly don't know how you do it coming up with all these glorious cards for us your brain must never be silent, or is this your way of relaxing, lol, i havn't had a chance to play with my new dies yet as today is charity shop work, but it will be all systems go tomorrow, todays offering is divine as i have been asked for some mens cards by my family in ireland. all for now love johanna

Meg said...

Love the feminine version and the male one.
Hugs to everyone.

Carol from La Crosse said...

I watched about 10 of your YouTube tutorials yesterday and sat in total amazement of your projects. Your dies are WONDERFUL and you have such an awesome talent to make them look even more beautiful. The future will have to include many from your new set. Absolutely love your cards!!!

Thank you for sharing!!

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful cards I particularly like the peachy one.

June x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Love this masculine version of the card, the colours are amazing & very autumnal I think.

Have been so excited to see what your newsletters bring every day in my mail box & am never disappointed with all the stunning & beautiful cards you create.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and blog friends

Such a beautiful card today, with
the male and female combo.

What a great week you have given us of all your fantastic new dies. I did pre order some, but my goodness my shopping list has grown so much. How hard you have worked to give us such beautiful cards every four hours for five days. Thank you!. I hope at the end of Friday you put your feet up with a nice glass of wine and chilled. You really deserve it.

Big Hugs
Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Angela (UK) said...

All I can say is "Just Beautiful" all of them xx

Glennis said...


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two cards using the same dies, and they look totally different, each is gorgeous. A brilliant way of utilising your dies.
I am so excited and eager for your new videos showing us how to create with these magnificent new dies, you are a genius !!
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi sue.'s been a busy week for you this week hasn't it. I loved the original card you made of this design and it's amazing that by just changing the colours you've managed to make it look so different and suitable for the men out there. Way to go, Sue! I'm looking forward to the videos next week. As always, thanks for sharing everything with us this week. x

SusanP, Kent said...

Amazing how the same elements can result in two such different cards just by changing the colours. A great male card.

Theresa Pace said...

actually Sue this is more my cup of tea than the feminine one. lovely gilding flakes really set off the die hugs xx

janet said...

A very pretty card. I particularly like the second picture where it is paler!! Lovely sft colours.
Janet in Kent

PS Now have fingers crossed for Monday!!

Olive Ann Jones said...

another beautiful card today Sue, simple yet elegant also, you are one busy lady, looking forward to the videos x

samantha wade said...

Lovely card, it's been a great week.xx

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