Sunday, 21 August 2016

Double Hugs

 Good Sunday morning all!  I have recently noticed that I seem to have far more cards in my files than days to put them on to the blog!  I think it is a good problem to have though, so I plan to have some extra double days here and there in order to allow them their day on the blog!  I decided that I would do two cards using the same die today so you could see it in different ways.  Although the cards are rather similar, I think both are really nice in their own way.  You will have to let me know what you think of them!  For the first card, I cut the "sending you big" plaque out of the top of a piece of coconut white card then embossed it with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I put a piece of black card behind the words to help make them more bold among the embossing.  Next I did a Bargello technique using shades of pink card from my stash and then cut the Hugs die out of them.  I added a black shadow then attached mounting foam to raise it and added it below the words.  I cut two Splendid Swirls out of black card and added them across the lower portion of the card.  I completed the card with a simple white, black white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for the second Hugs card.

 Card number two is similar in that I started it in exactly the same way by cutting the words into the top portion of the card.  I decided not to emboss this background though, keeping it just a plain simple white.  Next I cut the Hugs die out of about five different colours, a yellow, red, a couple of shades of blue and a purple.  I glued all of them together but offset each colour so you see a sort of rainbow effect.  I added a coconut white one to the top, keeping the clean and simple look to it.  I found a handful of various shades of sequins and glued them randomly to the lower part of the card.  I completed this one with a simple white pierced mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  So, have a favourite??

The winner of this week's Comment Game are:

Maria Illsley!!!
Catherine Lyons!!!
Diane Green!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

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Debs Artliff said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards you have for us today I do love these word dies
And your designs are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Pam said...

Love the cards, gorgeous
Congrats to comment game winners.
Elaine, glad the leg is feeling better, well done on your crochet, I have never managed to master crochet but I do knit. Hope Andrew is enjoying his break, we had a day of rain yesterday.
Yvonne, Laibe, Wheelybad, hope you are all a little better today.
Norah, nice to see you back, I laughed about Rory, my little twin grandson Jack does just the same, one game on his iPad and another on his laptop whilst stretched out on the floor.
Hugs to Tracey, Tina and Mick and all

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love the second card, and how effective to use several colours and offset them
Pat x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A surprise twofer, what a wonderful way to start Sunday, thank you. They are both stunning and I couldn't choose a favourite. I love the bargello technique of the first and the stacking of different colours of the second.
Congratulations to all the winners, hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Like the nice simplicity of card no2 Sue . JJxx

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! Love the textures and gingham print for a cute look!

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,love them both.
Congratulations to the winners.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two lovely cards thank you.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care Kitty.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love both these cards. I wasn't sure about the HUGS die when I first saw it but now I love it. Just don't make me choose between the two cards. Thanks Sue.
Congratulations to the winners.
D x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely surprise two cards today. I love them both can"t choose a favourite.
Congratulations to the winners.
Jan x

June Horrocks said...

Love both cards sue and they do indeed need to have their day in the sun on this great blog I know lots of people that would love the hug card thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous cards. Congratulations to the lucky ladies
Nancyd xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles coming your way through the grey miserable rain clouds !
I love the clean simplicity and freshness of sample 2. When I've seen it make the odd quick appearance on HOCHANDA show's id guessed it was a sample of your's (see what I mean) - no mistaking a 'Sue sample' and always loved it. I don't own this collection of large word does but I'm starting to think they should be 'listed' lol.
Well done to the 3 comment winners and hope you enjoy your gift.
Sending my usual hugs this Sunday, and really looking forward to our two-fer treats, thank you. Enjoy your day whatever you do xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Love both of these cards Sue and I cannot choose a favourite. I love all of your perspective dies, I have the Happy and think I will have to get another one or maybe two in the range! Looking forward to more two-fers!
Congratulations to the winners.
Marion S x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Gorgeous cards I love these word dies they are so useful for Male & Female

cards I have the Happy and Love word dies and all the little sentiments are great.

I love both cards today but I have to say the 2nd one is the favourite for me what

a clever idea is the rainbow effect and on the clean crisp white card it is just

stunning must give this one a try. Thankyou for your inspiration.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Debra K. said...

I prefer the second card as I don't feel that the swirls on the first go with the modern font although the Bargello Hugs looks fab. Debra x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Happy Sunday and HUGS to you.
These samples really show how versatile these dies are. I love them both, if I had to make a choice it would be the first one.
Congratulations to all the comment game winners!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
What a lovely surprise to find an extra double day!
Number one has to be my favourite due to the beautiful embossing folder. Thank you for the great inspiration.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners. Fab card Sue.

Anonymous said...

No favourite today, Sue, great to see different takes from one die. Always amazed at your perfect precision - bargello on no.1 and the rainbow effect on no.2, never any wonky in sight!!
Tracy - as you know, I don't do messy either. My attempts always come to grief - from shaving foam to mica backgrounds etc, never useable... but slightly better at grunge which is soo forgiving. Update please on pixies as and when lol.
Wonderful to 'read' everyone here yesterday - Laine, Yvonne, Norah, Wheely - wishing you the better days you all so deserve.
Well done to the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good to see ideas for simple cards. Thank you.

rosiejt said...

I love both indifferent ways!!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

Love, love , love both of these cards. If I had to pick a favourite I think it would be the first one. Both are superb . Thank you Sue. Xx

auscrafts said...

Not sure ,possibly the first one

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love both of these and will be giving both a try with my happy die.

Anne said...

Two great cards, Sue - the first is my favourite.

Anne (Northampton)

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I love double days and what a difference between the two cards, and you are cruel asking us to choose, no really I am only kidding, you don't have a nasty bone in your body favourite has got to be the first one, I love the bargello technique and you have got it here to perfection, everything is dead straight, wish I could do that, mine always seem to go squew whiff. The second card also is really lovely, with the sequins just setting it off a treat.

Sending big hugs to Yvonne, Laine, Wheelybad, Elaine (hope the leg is a bit better), Andrew, Tracey, Tina and Mick xx

Congrats to all three winners, well done all of you.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love how you've done two cards with the same die giving us different ideas. I love the Bargello tecnique it's so useful for using up your scraps. The rainbow shadows are so pretty on the second card. Both cards are beautiful with clean and simple looks.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, wow love both these gorgeous cards, the dimension is there on both in the word hugs, but created totally differently. Something I will definitely be trying. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

anne mather said...

Morning Sue
I love both cards but my favourite is the second one. I love how the same die can produce different results.
Love it!
Anne M xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards, not sure I can choose a favourite! Might try the second technique with my happy die.


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Although I love both cards, there is something about the first one that grabbed me. Think it must be your Bargello effect. SueL x

TDQ Karen said...

I like both, a lot, difficult to choose a favourite, but I do love a rainbow.... Congratulations to all the winners

Narrowboat girl said...

2 great cards Sue. Hard to choose but I think no 1 just has the edge for me

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW You are spoiling us with another double day, you could make every day a double day and we wouldnt get sick at looking at your beautiful samples lol. Loving todays cards using the same die but giving very different finishes. I only have the Happy die but i am thinking i may have to add the Hug and Love to my collection. Sorry i couldnt pick a favourite as both are gorgeous in thers own right. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards
I do like both but Number 2 gets the bigger vote.
Congrats to your lucky winners.

Pam i used to knit a lot years ago , now i knit when the mood takes me.
My crochet flower was anything but a flower, i had several attempts then gave up ,but that was yesterday , so today i will try again .

June i hope you got a better nights sleep ? the leg is so much better thank you .

Big hugs to all who need one
take care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two brilliant cards again today and so interesting to see how different they both are using the same die. I love the embossing on the first card and the way you have used five different colours on the second card, it is so effective. Hard to choose a favourite out of these two. Thank you for a great double-day. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Sending best wishes

Marion Bull said...

Really torn today about which of these two gorgeous cards I prefer and I think it is probably the second. Oh I don't know though - it may be the first! What a lovely problem you have set us Sue! And I love the way you give us so many different ways to use your dies. Thank you

maggie B xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous cards Sue. think my favourite is the first one love the technique xx hazel

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two fab cards.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
two lovely cards today, at first sight it's the first one that's making me sing. But then looking closer at the second one, i really like the rainbow effect of the HUGS. One thing's for sure - Both are winners.
Hugs, Rose

Sue MacFall said...

Very inspiring, Sue - will try this later.
Many thanks,
Sue M

Scottydog said...

The simplicity of these cards is what makes them so striking. It allows the sentiment to take centre stage. Thank you Sue for the ideas.
Congratulations to the comment winners, enjoy your prizes!

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card
Love the multicoloured shadow one.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.


Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely cards both of them!
I like the rainbow effect on the second one very much, but still, my favorite is the first one, since I love cards with embossed backgrounds, and the bargello technique looks great on that big word ;))
Congrats to this week's comment game winners!

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love them both.


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well I love both your cards but the first one intrigues me and I guess you use the strip colours to create it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I like both of them for different reasons. I like the bargello technique and the embossing folder on the first one and the simplicity of the second one.


Annie Pennington said...

Love both cards Sue. I think the second one has something that sings to me. I love the rainbow of colours peeking out. Will have to try this with the Birthday perspective dies.
Happy Sunday all.

Annie P

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Both cards are equally lovely, can't choose a favourite.
Well done to the winners.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love both of these cards Sue and I cannot choose a favourite.
Well done to the 3 comment winners
Thinking of you Wheely and hope you are good!
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both the cards are lovely my favourite is the first one just the word in colour breaks it up. love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two brilliant cards today, really can't choose between them. I love both effects and they would be great for those who prefer the clean and simple look. Not got this die, but can try with my HAPPY. Love Rosemarie X X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving the big hugs and big hugs to you x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue What a lovely surprise to have another double day! I lo r both cards bit I think the second is my favourite I love the rainbow colours peeking out!
Congratulations to the winners

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue What a lovely surprise to have another double day! I lo r both cards bit I think the second is my favourite I love the rainbow colours peeking out!
Congratulations to the winners

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Always love your twofer days so very happy to hear that your have lots of spares that need their day in the sun!

The second card gets my "fave" vote today, just love the clean simplicity with a peek of rainbow showing under the HUGS and those cute sequins scattered underneath.

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners...


Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
Love both your cards, no favourite really, as they are both gorgeous.
Congratulations to the winners
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. I love your word dies, large and small. Thanks for sharing.
Well done winners.

Kate's Cards said...

Fab! xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Hi Sue, like them both, but I kinda like the first one best.
Annette x

Beryl Treble said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love these cards - I have the happy birthday one and it is so useful especially for quick cards and the notorious male/teenager cards.
Beverley W

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, I do love these big words die collection. I love the 2nd card best ... Simplicity but class. Ivy C x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
How can two cards be so similwr, but completely different at the same time? These two cards prove that they can. I love them both.
Margaret xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards for us today, I like them both, so no favourite for me.
Congratulations to todays winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely cards & l love how affective they are. The first card is my favourite out of them but the second one would be ideal for some of my friends. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Yvonne xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Like both cards, but the second one is my favourite.
Rosemary xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Thank you for the card today Sue, lovely and very colourful.

Congratulations to the blog winners,

Pearl xx

SueJ said...

It's very hard to choose a favourite Sue.
Both cards are very different but so lovely in their own way.

Congratulations to the winners of the comments game, enjoy your gift.

ursula said...

I think I like No.1, love the idea of the little coloured blocks...but they are both really lovely versatile cards...must make a point of getting this die, to add to my handy stash...luv Ursula xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Just what I need today as do many others, a gurt big hug, thank you so much, even though I know you did not single me out personally. I can't make my mind up which one I prefer, they are both stunning in their simplicity.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue

Thank you for choosing me as one od your winners.
Well done to the other two.

I like both cards but for me the second one 'sings' to me more

have a great day xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely greeting, a surprise Sunday two-fer. I like both of the cards - love the rainbow and simplicity of the second one but am leaning towards the first as I love the embossing so I can't choose.

Yvonne, Wheely, Laine & Norah - I am beginning to suspect a conspiracy. You all go AWOL at different times but then return together ...........hmmm :-) Hope you are all well today.

Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.


scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this is just fabulous!! Great use of this versatile sentiment die and amzing EF!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning asue & Wilsonettes
Oh Sue I love both of these cards they are both stunning.
I have the Hug's die & love it so will try these two. Never done the technique on the first card so will try.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock.xx

Congratlations to the comment winners.

TRACY Big Hug's on there way xxx

ELAINE glad your leg is a little better take care glad Andrew is enjoying his break Hug's for you both.xx

TINA Sending you & Mike Hug's xx

BETH B missing you hope your ok & Hanna & Lauren Hug's & cuddls xxx

WheelyBad hope your feeling better Hug's & Cuddls for Billy. Xx

LORRAINE hope today is a better one & your not in so much pain Hug's

Sending everyone Hug's

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, two Beautiful cards today I love them both but I think the second one is my favourite,
love and hugs to all the wilsonettes especially those poorly or down for some reason, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Sorry, congratulations to the comment game winners, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Sorry, congratulations to the comment game winners, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, two Beautiful cards today I love them both but I think the second one is my favourite,
love and hugs to all the wilsonettes especially those poorly or down for some reason, Johanna

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Sorry I have been unable to comment recently, but hope to catch up with all I've missed. A great day to return to the blog though, a surprise two-fer. Love both cards, but if really pressed the first one just pips it because of the embossing and slash of colour. As I said though, I love them both.

Love Helen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards. The first stands out for me more with the colours. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty friends.

I love how u come up with so many ideas for the same die. I love both samples but I really like the rainbow effect. I'll have to try that with the happy that I won from you!! Xx

P in Wales. I'll update u when I make a purchase of said pixie powders and give them ago. Our Yvonne g has set me a challenge lol

Yvonne g. I'm getting all jealous that Laine is coming to see u and sue for ally pally. Maybe next year u could maybe squeeze another wee Scottish lass in if u survive ur encounter with Laine. Mind u we are from the same place almost! Double trouble lol. She used to stay 15 mins away in dundonald she told me a while back. She stays a little further afield these days but I'll look forward to meeting her sometime X.

Wheely. I love the sound of the silver vixen but uknow I always thought myself as more of a little minx! Lol. Hope u feel better soon chick.

Lynda b thanks for the hugs now remember and FaceTime me soon I want to hear and see u properly lol. I promise I'll speak slowly for u poor Tina e when I called her struggled with my accent lol xx

Nice to see Maria and Norah back again haven't seen u in ages xx
Well done Sunday winners especially Diane green. Enjoy ur prize huni

Love to all blog friends. Xx

dmj said...

Two different looks from the same die, what a good idea!!!!

Doreen x


Have made a similar one to this and just love, love the Perspectives dies. The Happy Birthday especially is great for the men and teenagers - both difficult to cope soooooooo many ways!!!!! Thanks Sue xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
Well Sue, What A Wonderful Delight To Open Onto Your Blog And There We Have
Yet Once Again "Two Outstanding Cards" They Are Both "Extremely Exquisite" In There
Own Way, I Love Them Both.....
I Love It When We're So Lucky To Have Two Fantastic Cards From You, I Love The First
As I Love The Colour Combination Also The Way You've Used The Bargello Technique Just Remarkable,
The Outstanding "Jacobean Embossing Folder" Showing Us Such Detail, Also We Mustn't Forget The Very
Beautiful "Splendid Swirls" You've Cut In Black, This Card Is Truly Tremendous.
I Love The Clean And Simple Look Of The Truly Outstanding Second Card, I Love How You've Cut The Word
Five Times (What A Terrific Way To Use Up Scrap Pieces Of Card) On The Close Up Shots It Really Shows
The Rainbow Effect Just Perfect....
Sue As Always Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I'm So Looking Forward "To The Next Double Card Day"
I'm In Total "Awe" Of You Everyday You Inspire Me And I Truly Appreciate It,
Also I'm Extremely Grateful For All That You Do
I Truly Enjoy Your Cards Each And Everyday, Thank You Sue.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes,
Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners I Hope You Enjoy Your Gift.....

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Just a very quick visit today as family arriving any minute! Two beautiful cards - my favourite is the first one but I like them both.
Congratulations to yesterday's winner - think I forgot to say that .
Congratulations to today's winners too, especially my friend Diane!
Love to all. Myra xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Card. I really like C&S at the moment so these are wonderful for me. I love the Bargello and your multi colour shadows on the second Card. The second would be a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Maria Illsley, Catherine Lyons and Diane Green.

Best wishes

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards today and it is hard to choose between them. For me though, the second one wins. I love the clean look and freshness of it. The little coloured gems finish it off so well. Congratulations to the lucky winners - enjoy your prizes. Love to all, Alison xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I'm sitting on the fence a bit with regard to the word dies but I do like the first card as the embossed background lifts it. Love from Jackie xx

Isabelle cimbali said...


I'm from Switzerland so this is translate from french with google: my preference is for the first card. I love the Bargello technique. I also uploaded your video As always I am delighted with each new discovery of a new card. Thank you with all my heart Sue! God bless you!

Paula said...

Two lovely cards today Sue, hard to choose but I'm going for the second one, clean and simple is something I always go for. Boring I know for some people, but I like it! :)
Congratulations to today's winners.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards made with the same die showing us different ways to use them.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What pretty cards today, what a lovely treat too having a twofer. I think the first one is slightly my favourite, it looks like my daughters quilt cover!! I do like the rainbow shades too though so they are both special. Thank you so much for choosing me as a comment winner and to everyone who congratulated me, especially Myra Tracey and Lynne ( sorry I sound like an awards ceremony!). Congratulations to the other two winners too. Have a lovely Sunday Sue.
Love Diane G xxx

Sending hugs to Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andrew and a special hug for Tracey xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the WIlsonettes,
Sue for me the out right winner has to be number 2 as i like the cleaness of the lines in it and the hugs rainbowed is just lovely, without the sequins would make a good man card in my view but hey they could be the raindrops that the rainbow shines through. Thank you flower for the double icecream day, they are both nice in their own way but it's number two for me.
Well i will be glad when college starts back but then i have O.H off next week and wanting to change the world in the week he has off. Eh i don't think so and he can mump as much as he wants but this body is not up to shifting furniture anymore to paint and paper everywhere. He has his eyes set on the kitchen, hallway and stairs and the livingroom to start with. A blinkered horse could see better that his missus isn't able for all that better than he can. Never mind i have two lovely friends coming to meet me down at the Hub at Sterling warehouse tomorrow, the 3rd of the trio is away hopefully enjoying first class service and scenery at a much more pleasant pace than todays life offers. It is amazing how much the thought of meeting with friends can raise your inner self and give you back your smile. O.H. is busy making a computer for Rory (for his birthday that was last Sunday) of his own making it high spec and able to run off all his games so each day it is getting nearer completion and i will have back at least one device to go on to and see and speak to my lovely friends from around the world again as this has been a very long 3 months holiday. This finishing college at the start of June and not starting again until the last week of August is just so wasteful of time i think.
Ooo it is so nice to see all of this weeks winners once more Congratulations all especially my toddler friend Diane who will know what i mean, lol. I hope you all enjoy your prize when it arrives through your letter box.
Laine where do you live about as i think you must be within a 10 mile radius of myself and Fluffycat. It's the odd snippet that you say or that Yvonne says which makes me think that.
Well i have Kirsten and my friends daughter Julie to sort their swimming suits to fix today for their holidays a week on Wednesday (lucky sods), they are tad too gaping for the girls now that they are mums of their own. I have warned the two of them to make sure the babies are caked in factor 50 sun screen as it is not nice being sunburnt when you're an adult never mind an infant. I had Harry the other day and he went out of my house for a walk in his pram with me and he looked like the abominal snowman, but within yards of the house it was all soaked into his skin. She used to hate me putting sun tan lotion on her as i had the pair of them looking like snowmen when all the other mums just left their kids to the natural weather.
Well, sending hugs to all who need them Tracy, Elaine and Andrew who it's nice to here is having a bit of a break, Wheely i hope that headache has left to bother someonen else for a wee while, Tina & Mick and for all others that need, could do with or just want, a hug is on it's way.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue a fabulous pair of cards. The first card is similar to what I would do with the dies and embossing folder so I do like it however I love the Rainbow of colours under the 'hugs' die peaking out and the colourful sequins really pick that up. So this is my favourite card - because it's so different from what I would do and looks fantastic.

Next die set to buy then for me.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

sued99 said...

Card 1 is my favourite. I love the idea of double days especially if it was 2 different ways to use the same die.

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful cards and gorgeous designs Sue.

congratulations to the winners

gr karin van eijk

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love double days I think card 1 just edges into 1st place. Congratulations to todays winners.

Tressa said...

One die, two so contrasting cards. Love the check hugs on the first and like the simplicity of the second. Do I have a favourite? I will have to use a term so familiar from US TV crime shows - 'I plead the fifth'!!!!!!!!!!


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two fantastic cards sue x love them both x the embossing looks lovely on the first card x I seem to have acquired a small bag of sequins in my stash , have no idea where from and had no idea what to do with them so thankyou for this idea it really adds just enough colour and sparkle to your card x hope you don't mind if I borrow that idea from you x thankyou for your inspiration sue x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
lovely to see some 'awol' blog friends over the past few days x you have all been missed x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Vie Carter said...

Like the first one best clever design


Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards but I love the simplicity of the second one!

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue. Love them both and cannot choose between them,
. Have this die so will try both of them. Thank you for sharing this. Congratulations to the comment winners especially Diane

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Sorry Sue I can't decide, love them both!

Congratulations to the winners, especially Diane.

Love Brenda xxx

Lesley Cann said...

Two lovely cards but I really love the simplicity of number 2. Rain here in Devon today so your card cheers me up.

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners! Enjoy your goodies!
I love both of these cards but especially love the first one!! Love how there is a lot going on in such a good way!I love the plaid HUGS! TFS!

Eunice said...

I like these cards, but I do prefer the second one. Its simplicity is stunning!!! The different colors under the word Hugs is a stroke of genius!! Congrats to the winners, enjoy your goodies.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love both these cards but I have to say that the second one has really caught my's very intriguing :). I so need this die...another one for the wish list which seems to grow and grow lol.
Bejay xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love them both

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love them both

karenlotty said...

Both are gorgeous in their own way I hadn't realised that the second one was loads of them layered together I thought it was like a channel card and that the background was either alcohol inks or pixie powders!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
All your cards deserve to be seen so please feel free to have as many twofer days as you like! Love both cards but if I have to choose then it would be the second one for me
Good to see so many missing friends back again and glad you're all ok. Sending hugs to all who need one

Best wishes everyone

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Very nice cards & a treat to have two!
Congratulations to the winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love both cards.
Sorry folks I have not read back I am too sore and shattered. Had family get together yesterday and been out with hubby today so now my body has had enough.
Will try and catch up tomorrow.
Love to you all xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

like both of these cards,second one is different like all the colours offset ,simple but really pretty ,Laura O

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
clear and simple but effective cards today...
I prefer the first one.
Rolf xxx

liz spooner said...

My choice would be the first one.xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a treat, to find not one but two Sue originals on display is simply awesome! I can quite believe that you have an excess of samples such is your work ethic, and boy am I glad because we are the ones to benefit:-)
The Perspective dies are just so cool, they transcend gender and age and are appropriate for even the trickiest of customers. It goes without saying that I love what you have done with them in these examples, the Bargello effect on card one is stunning, I love the soft pink tones set against the subtlety embossed background. However, my preference is for the simplicity of card two....never thought I'd say sings to me and the clean simple lines appeal, in fact, all this card needs is the subtle introduction of colour from the shadowing, complimented by the sprinkle of sequins. Thankyou for the double dose of brilliance today Sue, you're a gem:-)
Feeling predictably sluggish today having stayed up to watch Mo Farah race the 5000m in Rio.....just as well I did because as my Mum later discovered to her disappointment, the highlight programme had failed to record it:-( She was incandescent so I tried to calm her by showing her the final two laps on my I pad, not the same but better than nothing I guess....well done team GB, you have provided me with many highs and a few dodgy moments over the past two weeks and I am at a loss as to what I'm going to do with my time every day.....make cards I hear Yvonne cry!:-)
Talking of making cards, I have a birthday card to create this week , it's for my brothers partner so it has to be spectacular, oh the pressure:-) I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't made one since May so I'm a little rusty.....sometimes your mojo goes AWOL and at times like these Sue becomes even more valuable so Thankyou for helping me to create something of beauty based upon your fabulous designs.
Norah, I live in Stirling in full view of your beautiful Ochils. I'm not sure where exactly you or Frances stay but I'm assuming it's somewhere along the Hillfoots or in the wee county Clackmannanshire, so pretty close indeed:-) Aren't we lucky to stay somewhere so picturesque? Good luck with reigning in your hubby's thirst for DIY, if he wants a few rooms to paint then I can happily oblige:-) What is Rory studying at college?
Wheely Bad and Lorraine, hope you have both had a good weekend free of suffering.
Frances, our dual absences do suspiciously appear to be a conspiracy but I can assure you that I would play no part of a movement that sees Sues blog suffer and the great lady deprived of the praise she so richly deserves:-)
Tracy, well done you for rocking the silver vixen look, I for one would not be so brave.....I intend to go to the grave clutching a tube of hair dye! Short silver hair is so stylish, it must be such a joy to have your own hair again sweetie. I can't speak for that witch Yvonne:-) but I would be more than happy to have your company and moral support in my next trip to London, there's safety in numbers and I wish we'd thought of it sooner:-)
Huge hugs to Yvonne, did you get through that mountain of dirty washing donated by Jake?, Beth, Maria, P, Pam, pat, Theresa, Alison, June, Elaine and Andrew, Rebecca, Jan and Linda plus cuddles to all in needxxx

Crafty hugs


Theresa Pace said...

both are fab cards. that bargello technique looks so striking. but i must say that the CAS one is just stunning, hugs xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Both cards are gorgeous Sue but i think the Bargello effect has the edge.
Im delighted im a winner and congrats to the other ladies.
Thank you Sue xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Both cards are gorgeous Sue but i think the Bargello effect has the edge.
Im delighted im a winner and congrats to the other ladies.
Thank you Sue xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Both cards are gorgeous but i think the Bargello effect has the edge. Im delighted i won your cards and congrats to the other winners
Thank you

CraftyJo said...

Love them both :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I really like both cards but if I had to choose it would be the first one

Congratulations to all comment game winners

June x

Catherine Lyons said...

Both cards are gorgeous but i think the Bargello effect has the edge. Im delighted i won your cards and congrats to the other winners
Thank you

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
I am such a huge fan of your perspective dies. There is so much that can be done with them. So fabulous for you to treat us to two cards today. I can't and won't choose a favourite because I love them both x
I love hugs!!! This covers such a lot and why would anyone not be delighted to receive a hug x
Well today has disappeared so my comment will be brief and I will hopefully be earlier and more detailed tomorrow x
Sorry not read your news today but I will rectify this tomorrow x
Take care
Crafty hugs

DeCor said...

Lovely cards today Sue. I like how you did the letters on the first card a lot.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous cards to have on hand, I really like the first one but I am always a sucker for a good embossed background.
Congratulations to the winners
Muriel x

gailgale said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these HUG cards!!!!

gailgale said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these HUG cards!!!!

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning cards but I have a thing about embossed card that gives number one the edge for me. Thanks for sharing, hugs x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm a bit earlier today as have a friend coming for a few days! My husband may need ear plugs!! It won't be fun driving up the M6 today as we are having very heavy showers!
What a beautiful card this is Sue! I love how you have used the Lattice Frame - it's a lovely die. Thank you . Love the colours too and the flowers are gorgeous! It doesn't matter what colour you choose this die is just so versatile!
To the Three Musketeers meeting up in near Stirling - take the throat lozenges with you!!! Have a lovely time!
Love Myra x

julie laz said...

Wow love it sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are lovely. Anyone needing a hug would be comforted by these cards.

Susan White said...

Love the way you have done the first card Sue - it's like a quilt. Beautiful! Susan x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i really like both of these, they both look so different but
both are beautiful.
I like the rainbow shadow you have done on the second one as i never thought
of using multiple colours.

Pussycats said...

I am just blown away by both cards, I only wish I had your talent. Thank you for sharing. Wendy

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Two very lovely cards Sue, your hugs die is so useful X X X