Sunday, 4 September 2016

Double Love Perspectives

Good Sunday morning all!  I really do think that the Perspective dies are perfect for double days.  Generally speaking they are very clean and simple cards so they don't need much in the way of directions.  More often than not, you can just look at them and work out how they have been made, so I sort of feel like it is a bit lacking when there is only one card on the blog.  The first card uses a bit of card from my scrap box.  I selected several different shades of card that sort of formed a nice rainbow effect from light to dark.  I taped them to a piece of copy paper and cut the Love die out of them.  I also used the centre portion from the Exquisite Poppy die and cut a few of them as well.  On another piece of white card, I cut the Love die and used the "and kisses" plaque below it and cut the same centres from the poppy randomly in a few places.  I used that aperture and backed it with another piece of white card, creating an area that allowed me to re-insert the colourful cut outs for the white ones that were removed.  I added a white on white matting and layering element to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






The second card was done with a more masculine feel to it.  I selected black white and red for bold colours and used them against a kraft card background to give it a more rustic feel.  I stacked up the Love Perspective die which I cut three times.  First it was cut in red and reinserted into a white background,  Second it was cut in black and reinserted into a red background.  Third time it was cut out of white and reinserted into a black background.  The last time, I cut the small plaque "you madly"into the "E".  All three were then assembled together onto one piece of card and raised for dimension.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat, a thin red and thin black mat and another white mat to finish.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.







The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Cr@fty!!!
Hollyberry!!!
Rosemarie Fishlock!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x






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115 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful cards Sue. No 1 is my favourite although no 2 is perfect for teenagers and males.
Congrats to comment game winners.
Tina, Micks appetite is certainly not at fault with his weight loss, maybe it's muscle wastage, as he is not mobile.
Elaine, my continued good wishes for Andrew, hope your leg is still improving.
Tina T, I hope Peter is still comfortable at home, it's the best place for him and you
Clare how did the show go, any prizes?
Poor Myra, no head, knew one of the girls wouldn't resist saying it.
Tracey, Norah, Cheryl, hope you are all well, missing you.
Hugs to all on the blog.

dmj said...



Morning all, two lovely cards, but the first is my favourite!!




Doreen x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Two super cards, love them both but the colours on the first one, to me, gives it that edge!

Congratulations to the comment winners... enjoy!

June x

Jan.moogie said...

Two lovely cards and so different, I have a hankering for number two as it sings to me. Have a great day Sue,hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A surprise two-fer, thanks for the extra inspiration. Love both cards as they are amazing in their own ways. Congratulations to all this week's winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards this morning. The colours on the first one is very much girly and the second one is very striking for the men. Forgot to say thanks for the video yesterday it was very helpful. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners. Looked at your new dies for release yesterday and once again you have done yourself proud, there is some much needed essentials but your baby ones are gorgeous.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles heading your way Sue. Apologies for yesterday's typo when I'd not noticed D replacing the S when I typed your name ! That's predictive text for you lol.
When you released this collection of perspective dies finances didnt allow me to own them but many year's ago I did buy large alpha dies. Me being me, with my lack of design knowledge I never used them much that is until you showed me how, you inspired me to use them for easy but effective cards for either gender. These two samples say it all, and such a wonderful idea. For those that batch make for charity or craft fairs etc, you could make so many different designs for Valentine's day and either 'fluff' them up keep plain and simple, and the same goes for all dies in this collection, such a brilliant idea.
Andy is suppose to be doing a flying experience day today which was a 60th birthday gift from our daughter and her husband back in January but looking at the weather report for this afternoon I'm thinking it will be a no no for today, such a shame, how I love our British summer - NOT !!
Congratulations to the 3 winners today enjoy your gift.

Sending Sunday hugs to you Sue for a lovely day xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue
WOW two super cards the same die looks so different.Love the colours of no.1 but no.2 is great for tricky teenagers.
Jan x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous cards ut the colours in number one do it for me.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue . 1st one has the edge for me. Congratulations to winners JJxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two great cards Thank you,this type of card suites all people.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care all Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Two great cards but prefer the rainbow colours of the first one.
Wow I am one of the very lucky winners. Congratulations to the other two.
Take care everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 fab cards today. I especially like no1. The local show was good fun yday. I got 3 x 1sts and 1 x 2nd and won the handicraft section cup! My card came 1st which I was very pleased about. Shattered today though.

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Two beautiful cards, love them both, but no 1 just clinches for me.
Congratulations to this weeks card winners!!!!!
Peter is going on ok thankyou , eating and drinking better and his sleeping has improved as he is not having to get up to go to the loo!!!!!
Just had a little win on the lottery 4 numbers so some of Sue's new dies might be winging my way. About time had some better luck!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all.
Tina T xxxxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I really like number one best as red and black are not my colours. Really nice cards though.
NNE m XXX

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue what can i say I love them. xx hazel

Debra K. said...

Two great cards today Sue! I LOVE the first card, the colour palette and the design. Adding the poppy centres was a wonderful idea finish the card beautifully. Debra x

Debra K. said...

Totally forgot to say Congratulations to the winners! Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

I love these cards, I really like the perspective dies, and it wouldn't have occurred to me to use the inner poppy die in this way really great idea. Congratulations to all the winners xx

DeCor said...

Morning Sue. Two great cards. I like both equally well. Congratulations to all of the winners. Well done Clare on your 1st place.

auscrafts said...

same die but looks so different

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I love these cards. They are ideal for young people and men. The dies are amazing. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

Two great cards Sue, think the first one is my favourite. I used the Hugs die for a birthday card in a similar way yesterday, just not as good as yours. Thank you. Xx

Pam said...

Well done Clare, you have done yourself proud.
Tina T, that's brilliant news, enjoy your win and I think Sue dies are a great idea, don't forget Peter though, he deserves a treat too.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two super cards, the colours in the first one remind me of iris folding so would be my favourite, but I agree that the second makes an excellent male card.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, love the cards Sue.Have just ordered the love die.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
I love the rainbow effect of the first one and the second is very striking,
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Love these cards and different effects they give with colours, congrats to the winners
For all those that need it healing hugs and hope you get well soon
Sharon
xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards but the first one is my favourite. I think it's the colours of the second one that put me off a little, but a great card for teenagers or pesky males. Love the colours you've chosen for the first one though. Will try this with the Happy Birthday die.
Congratulations to all of the winners, enjoy your prizes.
Love and hugs to all Alison xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards, both so different but both are fantastic.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue
Both cards are lovely ,number1 hits the spot for me as my Granddaughter would say " it looks cool"

Well done to your lucky winners , enjoy !

Pam, the leg is not giving me too much of a problem now thanks .Andrew is going to Nottingham today , they are raising money from a Motor Bike ride to help a little girl with a tumor to go to America get special treatment .

Tina T , Tell Peter to keep up the good work, Well done on your win !.

Big hugs to all who need one

Take care all
Elaine H X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I love both these cards, everything just shouts out to me, and they have really given me ideas for 2 cards I have to make for birthdays this week. Thanks for the inspiration. Congrats to the comment game winners. Enjoy your prizes. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two brilliant cards and so different too. I really love the first one and the colours although I can see why many would go for the second one. I think this die will be another one I must buy! Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

These dies are so versatile, Sue, don't have any of them but thinking....maybe. Love the gentle colours of the first and the shock-you-awake of the second. Those little extra words really make the messages special.
Well done to the comment winners, especially cr@fty Heather.
Tina T - congrats on your lottery win, nice surprise - perfect timing for Sue's new release.
Also big congrats to Clare - would love to see your winning items.
Hugs to all needing one.

'P' in Wales

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow these are very different. The second one reminds me of the sixties pop art. Congrats to the winners

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue two brilliant cards. The more I see these dies the more I understand the concept so versatile !! thanks Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a fabulous twosome!...LOVE them both madly...lol

Congrats to the three winners.

Tina T. - well done on your lottery win, you deserve a little something to bring good cheer.

Izzy

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous cards both of them!
My favorite is the first :))
Love these perspective dies!
Congrats to all the winners this week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
These cards are lovely, they both sing to me. I loved yesterday's as well but ran out of time to comment on the day.
Beverley W

Lesley Cann said...

Two lovely cards today. I favour the first one I love the simplicity of it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I like both cards but the first one is my favourite. love Jean Z xxx

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card, love the first one
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
These are useful to have in your stash for male or female!
Lets hope today is drier, yesterday was so wet, and the wind was wild.
Massive Attack were on the Downs for a concert it must have been awful for the crowd.
Congrats to comment game winners.
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two great cards, like both equally.
Congratulations to the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

Annie Pennington said...

Love the double days Sue, these two cards are both lovely. Hard to choose which one I like best. A lot of your more recent dies are suitable for teens and mens cards. I always find male cards difficult so appreciate having more options available.


Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy your prizes.

Annie P
xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two really nice and useful cards today. They are great fir men and older children. Can't decide which one is my favourite.

Love Rosemarie X X

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, the first one is my favourite but the second one would suit younger people. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
It's lovely to see such contrasting cards today, the first one is my favourite but I also like the boldness of the second, it's quite funky! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to the lucky winners xxx
Tina congratulations on your win, what good news for you and Peter, enjoy your treats. Xxx
Claire congratulations on your win too, you did do well xxx
Elaine Andrew is good, still thinking of others when he's poorly himself, I hope they raise lots of money xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick and a big hug to Tracey xxx

Anne said...

I really do like these "double" days. Both cards are great but the first is my favourite - I love the colours you have used.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

lOVE these two sue both brilliant vibrant colours I know lots of people who would love one of these xxxxxx
Love June Horrocks xxxxx

SueJ said...

Two lovely cards, love the way you have used the die in two different ways.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, I love both of these cards, both very different. My favourite however, is the first one - the colours are divine.
Hugs, Rose

Beryl Treble said...

2 beautiful cards Sue.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab cards, this word die is very useful!

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty friends.

Two beautiful cards love both of them. Always handy to have a masculine one thrown in too.

Sorry for not posting for several days I've had a few meltdowns and didn't really want to get out of bed let alone anything else. However my doctor has put me back on the happy pills again I didn't really want to but he says its probably for the best at the moment before I get any worse. Another line for 6 weeks.
Mammogram on the 13th and consultant on the 27th. So anxiety and stuff is getting the better of me. If things hadn't happened with my dad I don't think I would've been just as bad but I just have to plod along.
Anyways it's my wedding anniversary today (7years) and we are going to Ireland for a few days with my aunt dot to my dads friends where some of his ashes are going as well so it's dads last ferry trip!

Laine sorry to hear you had a fall and no the pixie powders and gilding polishes are still sitting untouched. I'm still finding bits of gilding flakes from my last load of Xmas cards lol

Yvonne thanks for the tip on the firework colour as I have got that one I shall be sure to mix it with its friends so I'm not disappointed lol

Both Tina's an Elaine glad things are picking up a bit for u all.

Everyone else thanks for the hugs etc and I'll get past my little stumbling block with. A little help lol

Love to all xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Another two beautiful cards. I love the clean simplicity of this type of card but I especially like the colours you have used on the first one. SueL x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a couple of nice cards, would be great for Valentines Day, like the colours you have used.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

karenlotty said...

Both cards are gorgeous I can't pick a favourite I haven't got LOVE only the HAPPY and SMILE I will be playing with these to recreate these effects Hope to get LOVE and HUGS at AP

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, 2 very lovely cards, my favourite would be the first one, simple but elegant. Ivy C x

Kate's Cards said...

I love the modernity of these cards. xxx

rosiejt said...

I've just bought a couple more of your 'Perspectives' dies, so even more great inspiration for using them. I LOVE both these samples!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards.thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Tracy.....Happy Anniversary. I am sending warmest thoughts your way to hopefully help you in your present battle.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two fabulous cards I really like the perspective dies I have two and use them

frequently so useful and so versatile Thankyou for your inspiration.

Congratulations to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Bejay Roles said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
I really love the first card, Sue, it's so clean and effective. I agree with Pam that the second one would be a great teenage card.
I really do need to get a set of the Perspectives dies as they are so much fun and very useful too.
Right now I'm trying to settle in a new addition to the family...a little ball of fluff of a kitten. He's just 8 weeks old and smaller than my dog's head (and I've only got a small dog right now lol). My older cat met him last night and looked at him as if to say, what on earth are you! He has a Maori name, so I decided that the kitten would have a Native American one. The list was never ending but after watching him race around the bedroom in circles last night he more or less chose his own and he is now called Minninnewah, which is Sioux for Whirlwind...Minnim for short, or Min for even shorter lol. He's a bit of a night owl, deciding that when I've gone to bed is his playtime but he eventually cuddled up to the dog, much to her disgust, and settled down. I think I'm too old for this lol
Bejay xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Love how are you used this die to make two lovely cards. Number one has to be my favourite I think it's very clever the way you put this one together, but number two would be great for teenagers. Thank you Sue for your wonderful inspiration.

Hope you're having a good day, love Brenda XXX

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love both of these cards, great for everyone.
Love your new dies but alas no money at the moment, maybe Santa will bring me some.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I really will have to get some of the perspective dies as they do make absolutely stunning cards and you really don't need to add too much more to them as the words say it all. The trouble is that you keep coming up with so many stunning dies that the perspective dies keep going further down my wants list. Oh well, I will just have to win the lottery!!!

Lisbeth

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue two beautifuls cards today but the first one is my favorite its so elegant.

Congratulations to the winners

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two lovely CAS cards that show yet again how versatile your dies are. I love the rainbow colours of the first (more me) but the boldness of the second one would be brilliant for males or those that don't 'do' fancy or frills.

Clare W - Congratulations on your wins at the local show, a very successful day for you.
Tracy - Happy Anniversary to you and Graeme. If the doctor advises happy pills then you should take them just to help you through this sticky patch. You have had so much to contend with, a little help will do you good. Hope you have a lovely time in Ireland, a change of scene is maybe just what you need.
Bejay - Minnim sounds gorgeous. I love the way kittens go absolutely bonkers for 5-10 minutes and then just zonk out.
Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Frances

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two fab cards, but the first is my favourite.
Rosemary xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Like them both but the first version is my favourite

Paula said...

I like these cards Sue, very much! :) The first must be my favourite, it's a lovely 'clean' card, the second is great too, but I'm not a lover of kraft card but there's lots of colours I could use without spoiling the look.
Congratulations to this weekends winners.
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

sued99 said...

Really love these cards. Such brilliant dies. X

Suebak said...

Awaiting the LOVE to come back into my chosen on-line store. The only perspectives die I have still to purchase. Who would have thought to use the centre of the poppy die? As always thanks for the inspiration.

Susan x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, two fabulous cards today. I really love these perspective dies. My problem is which to order first, but hopefully will soon have a couple of them.
Wendyx

Marion Scott said...

Good afternoon Sue. Love both of todays cards, both male and female covered with these options. Congratulations to this weeks winners. Marion S x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Cards. Same die but such a different look I keep add them to the wish list every time I see you use them, lol then take them off, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Cr@fty, Hollyberry and Rosemarie Fishlock.

Best wishes

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sue, Im a bit late today due to the monthly shop (I hate having to do it if I dont we dont eat) a beautiful pair of cards I love that first one is so different with those colour strips. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic cards - love the perspective dies :-) Congtratulations to the winners. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs to all xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue and great designs.

gr karin van eijk

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both the cards, the 2nd would be a great valentines card and the 1st is just gorgeous and I think I will take inspiration from it to use with my Happy die. Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prize.
Clare W congratulations on all your wins at the show, well done
Tina T hope you get a few of Sue's dies with your lottery winnings
Tracy happy anniversary and take the pills to help you through the anxiety of the upcoming appointments, will be thinking of you xxx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Tressa said...

Two very contrasting cards. Won't give a preference as I love the colours of the first and the sheer drama of the second.

Teresa

Laura O' Connor said...

two great cards as always ,well done to the winners ,Laura O

barbara macaskill said...

Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh MY! LOVE the first card sooooooo much! I cannot get over how beautiful the LOVE looks! It reminds me of a dramatic summer sky with those lovely colors!!! WOW!!
Congrats to the winners of the comment game! TFS!

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well what could be better than a double day but a double day using one of my favourite dies x
I love the perspective dies - so brilliantly versatile - as you have demonstrated so well x
Love both cards. The colours of both of these cards could be changed to give completely different looks - oh the possibilities are endless x
Personally I am loving the perspectives teamed up with my gorgeous array of pixie powdered backgrounds x
Thank you Sue for such wonderful inspiration and sharing with us x
Congratulations to the lucky recipient of Wednesdays card and to the comment game winners x
Sorry for my lack of participation yesterday. Headache all day which lingered over my eyes so steered clear of anything with a screen! Was feeling a little better by yesterday evening and managed a brief text conversation with Laine regarding the talent (or lack of it) on Strictly x
Tres - the noble ovals are an absolute must have especially if you have set A. Problem is all of Sue's dies seem to be must haves lol. Hugs x
Maria - hope you are feeling brighter my friend. Healing hugs x
Tina T - so pleased Peter is home and managing to sleep well. A good nights sleep is a huge bonus. Well done on lottery win - of course it must be put to good use and what better than to treat yourself to some of the new treasures our great leader has bestowed upon us. Hugs x
Nanna Tina - Tunnocks Teacakes. Oh my word - the memories. Loved them as a child. Love them now but not allowed them on my gluten free diet.
Surely Mick could not consume much more to put weight on! He must enjoy his valid attempts. Hugs x
June - I think 3 hours is pretty conservative for lunch. I don't think I would struggle for lunch to then merge into dinner and a sleep over. I don't insist that the postman salute but like him to walk backwards looking at me if he delivers something which requires me to answer the door! Lol. Hugs x
Myra - not sure about you hugging me a curtsey will suffice. Hugs x
Crewe Trish - have a lovely holiday. Hugs x
Clare W - wow - you go girl. Well done. Being a winner is so tiring isn't it?! Hugs x
Elaine - so glad your leg is not giving you trouble any more. I hope the fund raising is a success. Hugs x
Tracy - missed you hun. Sorry you have been feeling down but it is hardly surprising. Happy pills are a life line if needed. I should know. My councillor likened them to arm bands when you need a little help to stay afloat - thought that was quite a clever scenario. Hope you have a lovely time in Ireland and your dad enjoys his ferry trip!
When the boys and I picked up Steve's ashes we took him shopping in Sainsburys. He always loved shopping. At the moment the boys share their dad in their bedrooms. I apologise if anyone finds this kind of talk disrespectful but everyone's coping mechanism's are different. Tracy I am sending you big hugs and hoping you start staying afloat again soon x
Laine - ice cream and melted mars bar. Dream on - jam and bread for you girl when you're here! We are very modern in this royal household. It won't be the tower, it'll be the shed that you will be chained up in. Lol. Think Strictly is going to be an entertaining must see this year. Mind you I say that every year. Only 8 more sleeps hun. Hope you are brushing up on your royal etiquette. Hugs x
Bejay - your new addition Min sounds adorable. Hugs x
OK folks my royal duties are beckoning.
Hope everybody OK.
Sending hugs to everyone, specially Pam, Fluffy P, Wheely Lorraine, Lynda, Maureen, Cheryl and Deb C.
Happy Sunday all and if one would like to brush up on how to behave in the presence of royalty then it would not do you any harm to watch Victoria on ITV this evening. Make notes and take notice. Obviously I am not such a stickler for detail as Queen Victoria would have been but it doesn't hurt to know what is expected of you. Lol x
Take care
Happy thoughts
Crafty hugs
Princess P
Yvonne
x

Vie Carter said...

Great cards

Vie
x

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry I am late on here today, I opened the blog this morning and started to type, only to get side tracked and have only now just got back to it. I am loving both of the cards today, although no 1 hits the right not for me, these perspective dies really are wonderful.

I don't know about you but I store my dies all over the place, in folders, boxes etc. and so I had the bright idea (I need putting down I think) of tidying / sorting them some sort of order yesterday, still not finished but have made some progress. I have a variety of storage folders and boxes for my dies, I really love the A4 and smaller Tonic storage folders, especially because they have double sided magnetic sheets and you can get so much in them, anyway I had the bright idea of labelling and numbering the folders and inserts and then to update my spreadsheet of where the dies are stored. Don't worry Sue I have all yours stored in 7 of the smaller folders, so I know where all of those are. Well I didn't realise what a mammoth task this would be, I like to keep the pictures and serial nos. with the dies themselves but some of these can be quite bulky, so there I am most of yesterday, removing all the unwanted cardboard etc. to reduce space and have done 6 of the A4 folders, even labelled them too and updated s/s, I will have a rest from this for a few days and try again later in the week, it does make your hands hurt and where I have used the scissors so much I have a blister on my thumb, that will teach me won't it.

Congrats to the winners, enjoy your prizes.

Tina T - pleased that Peter continues to eat and that he is sleeping better, can't beat your own bed especially without the distractions that you get on a hospital ward, keep up the good work. Oh and well done on your lotter win, don't spend it all at once will you (as my Mum used to say)

Clare W - wow congratulations on your wins, 3 first, a 2nd and winning the Handicraft cup too, would love to see what you have made, well done to you.

Elaine I am pleased that your leg is OK now, hope Andrew has enjoyed his trip to Nottingham, what a great cause raising money for a little girl to go to America for treatment, he has a heart of gold.

Tracy- Happy anniversary to you and Graeme, and I whole heartedly agree with you about taking your Dad's ashes to Ireland, beautiful country that it is. Also take note what the Dr. says, if you need the happy pills you take them, they will help I know myself from experience.

Bejay, what a lovely name for your new kitten, does he answer to it yet, Minninnewah, or Min for short, can just imagine what he is like.

Princess Pixie - pleased to see that you have the protocol correct and that the postman walks backwards after delivery your mail, why did you not get the butler to get it!!! - you really do make me laugh. I certainly do not think it is disrespectful for your sons to share their Dad's ashes, everyone has their own way of dealing with these things, it is such a sad time and if it helps, what is the harm xxx

Well best go now as I haven't even looked at facebook yet and need to comment on Sue's pictures.

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

Eunice said...

Sue both cards are awesome!!! I love how you went to your scrap box, we all need to do this more. The second card is totally manly, which is great more ideas to incorporate!!! Congrats to the winners, enjoy!

ursula said...

These cards are amazing, so versatile, male or female....Congrats to the winners...luv Ursula xx

Susan White said...

Both really bold and striking cards that would stand out on any mantlepiece, and I do love a design that uses up scraps. Congrats to this week's comment game winners x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Omg! I've just seen that I'm one of the winners! I came on the blog this morning pinned your card and must have forgotten to leave a comment!!!!
Thank you so much Sue! Also thanks to everyone for their good wishes. I love both the cards by the way two different looks using the same die!
Congratulations to the other winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards. No 1 is my favourite, a really striking card it would stand out on anyone's mantelpiece.
Regards
Dorianne

CraftyJo said...

"Love" them :)

liz spooner said...

These cards are really different Sue, Love the paper piercing on the top one though.xx

Theresa Pace said...

both are beautiful. the first is very CAS and sweet. that second one though is so striking like some artwork to hang on your wall, hugs xx

pinky said...

They are so cool, very modern and loving the colours.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two fabulous cards sue x I love both of them and the first could easily be good for a man too without the poppies x thankyou sue x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Theresa w xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love these cards I have the happy one and love to make 2 cards each time, I have made cards for males young and old I have in the last week made 6 or 7 70th birthday cards for the same man never made that many male cards in one go before
Congratulations to comment game winners
Mick had another good day of eating I have been shopping to stock up on chocolate puds, tea cakes, mini rolls and other cakes he's having 40 winks while I type this
Thank you for all your kind words and wishes
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love it, absolutely beautiful crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Everyone
I Love Love Love both cards today the first is so elagant & clean beautifulI.
The second is so vibrant & could be for teenagers upwards
Thank you Sue I love these dies I have the HUGS.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

TRACY happy Anniversary to you & Graeme . Sorry you have been feeling low
you take the happy pills the doctor must think you need them.
Have a good few days in Ireland & you should take your Dads ashes with you it's a beautiful resting place for him.
Love & Hug's my friend Xxx

Wheelybad hope your Migrains are easing up you have been through it.Big. Hug's & cuddles for Billy ( what bread is he ) xxxx

Tina pleased MIKE had another good day eating all thoes lovely cakes. Big Hug's for you both xx

Tina T pleased Peter is eating & sleeping better Congratlations on your loto win. Hug's for you both xxx

ELAINE hope Andrew enjoys his trip & has raised lots of money for the little girl
you must be very proud of him big Hug's xx

Princess Pixie your so funny, i hope your not putting Laine below stairs when she visits
I think if it helps your sons to share their Dad Ashes then that's fine ( how old are they ) sendig big hug's for them.both.

JUNE hope you get your dies sorted I have mine in the Tonic binders but they are bursting so I will get another big one at Ally Pally
Are you going on the Saturday hope to see you Hug's Lynda xx





Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really like today's cards although it has been difficult to see them! I've lost my head you see!
I shall stay very quiet in future! Actually I'll have to do so - no head - no mouth !!! My husband will be thrilled!
Tracy - lovely to see you! Well - you know what I mean! Happy Anniversary!
Love to all, Myra xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
NICE PAIR OF CARDS PREFER FIRST ONE. GRAND JOB AS ALWAYS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, very clever!!! Both cards are fab!!!
Congrats to winners!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two great cards. I especially like the first one. I'm not a lover of craft card so I would substitute a neutral colour card instead if I made the second one.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Happy anniversary to Tracy and hubby too. Sorry you've felt so low recently, but completely understand why. I think the happy pills are a good idea at the moment. I love the arm band analogy. So true. Enjoy your time away in Ireland, though I'm sure it will be bittersweet. I was going to say try not to worry too much about the 13th and 27th, but it's pointless as you naturally will. However, you can be sure that everyone on this blog will be thinking of you and wishing you well. I hope you can take some comfort from this. Xxx

Love Helen xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two great cards, love the first one because of it's background.
Congrats to all the comment winners

Tracy, happy anniversary. Hope you had a better day and enjoy your
days away. Sending you a big hug x
Tina , I have just gone up some lbs reading all he eats so I hope
Mick will get some up too and start feeling a bit stronger x
Tina and Peter, thinking of you both. Nice to have a lottery win.
Have fun spending it x
Wheelybad, sending you and Billy my daily hugs and hope you are ok x
Elaine, good you leg is better and Andrew getting started, many hugs x
Laine and Yvonne, two peas in a pod or will it be two princesses in a
pad :-) Sending you both some hugs xx
Thank you all for my well wishes. It's not easy getting older someday's.
Knees and hips going one way, the fibromyalgia another. Frozen shoulder and
popping pain killers so the tummy be bad. Jee what a wimp I am when so many
of you have it so much worse. Nor sleeping makes the mind do funny things.
So sorry Sue I'm rambling. Not long now to AP, hope to see many of you there.
Many hugs to you all,
Maria x

Littlelamb said...

Love both these cards Sue. Cannot choose between. Thank you for sharing them.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Agree card 2 looks like one for our Misters, love card 1, how clever to use the scraps to make a lovely rainbow effect. Hope all is well with you, big hugs x

Congratulations to the weeks' winners, enjoy your prizes xxx

Elaine, best wishes to Andrew for his upcoming treatment, he is sweet helping raise money for the little girl to go to America, big hugs to you both x

Nanna Tina, Mick's done so well, hopefully it's just a little fluctuation and he'll continue to gain, hugs to you both x

Tina T, best wishes to you and Peter, hugs to you both x

Tracy, the armband analogy is brilliant. Do what you need to get through- we're all here for you and have a special anniversary, I'm sure you'll remember many happy times with your Dad as you take his ashes to Ireland. A extra special big hug to you and Graeme x

I meant no disrespect Pixie your highness (upper bodied curtsey), may your postman not give himself a hernia carrying the huge amounts of watercolour card you'll invariably need or indeed concuss himself falling whilst walking backwards from your door, big hugs Yvonne! x

Bejay, welcome to Minnim from Billy and myself, big hugs x

Laine, hope you're recovering from your tumble, gentle big hugs x

Pam, hope all is well with you, thank you and big hugs x

P, hope you're well, thank you and big hugs from Billy and I x

Pat, big hugs and special big hug for Sarah x

Frances, thank you, hope you're ok and big hugs x

Lynda, thank you x Billy loving the fact I have someone visit each day, extra fusses and treats! He's been my furry little rock x big hugs from us both

Big hugs too for Lorraine F, Theresa, Alison, Maria, Myra, June, Marg and Norah x apologies if I forgot any names, read three days of comments so brain struggling to retain all the news

Not much to say since Thursday. Wobbly head Friday, I actually got to do a little paper crafting on Saturday!!! First time in months! After I'd sat to do a form for Mr, the form was literally name and upload CV so wasn't worn out and no bad head in sight. I stamped out the 2 stamps I'm using on my brothers save the date cards a few times to try out colours and then coloured one in, it was just to give it highlights and do the flowers but I was pleased. Now I need to die cut and try it on backgrounds, maybe stamp some more and try with gilding if I'm not sure it's right, got a bit stiff sitting for a couple of hours so I'll try take note of that next time but I was so happy after. Brief wobbly head today but at least got to see football. Now off to let Billy in the garden for a quick comfort break before bed. Catching up and writing this while watching 'Withnail & I' one of my favourite films ever. Now the credits are rolling I shall wish you all a wonderful week and send each of you a big hug, speak soon :-) T x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome techniques and colors!

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue i love both of these, the first has to be my favourite
because of the beautiful sunny colours you have used.
This is perfect to brighten up someones day.
I Love it.

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards Sue,you can do so much with these dies and love the`little words that come with the dies,thank you Linda x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Two lovely cards Sue, on face value this die looks so simple, but you have made it into a work of art X X X

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well another two for one. Wow.
I do love these perspectives dies I think I need to come out of retirement and get a job my SW die addiction is putting me in the poor house
Ok I'm exaggerating the poor house is next week. Lol
Wonderful cards as always Sue
Take care all
Love and hugs
Theresa G xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two great cards today, very clever the way you have made them. Love the striped look it is very different. Another die to put in my basket. Love the cards.
Di B.x