Sunday, 18 September 2016

Double Petite Striplets

 Good Sunday morning all!  I have another double day for you.  I have chosen two cards that both use mini striplets, but they are different dies.  The first card was started by cutting the decorative die from the Atlas Petite Striplet into a piece of coconut white card three times.  I added a piece of a deep aubergine card from my stash behind it then covered the entire piece with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I coated the entire piece with Iced Snow, which softened the colour a bit but gave it a shimmery coating.  I cut the Gillian die in white and backed it with the same colour from the background.  I mounted it in the centre of the card on foam.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags, using the next size up in the set to add a matching mat.  I seated it across the centre of the card and added a messy bow tied out of white seam binding to the end.  I cut the Exquisite Poppy die out of vellum and edged it with matching ink and added it to the centre of the bow as an accent.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat, a mat cut from the matching background colour and a final white mat. The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x  6 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two

This card is one of those that is great for using up your old scraps!  I selected a bunch of thin strips of shades of aubergine again.  I taped them on to a piece of  copy paper   I stamped my sentiment in the lower corner using a Clear Perfect Medium pad and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the inside decorative piece from the Jubilee Petite Striplet this time and cut it through the left side of the card.  I added mounting foam to the back and raised it over a piece of white card to show through the die cut area.  I cut a thin white frame using the outside die from the set and added it around the cut area.  On another piece of white card which I cut slightly larger, I added sticky adhesive paper strips around the edge.  I peeled the backing off and coated it with white micro beads.  I completed the card with a white, aubergine, white mat as I did in the first card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8" in size.

We are still at Ally Pally today if you get a chance, please stop by and say hi!  I will be doing a live hour on Hochanda today at 2pm.  There is a studio audience section so you can watch the filming live if you like as well!  I would love to see your support there.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a beautiful pair of cards, just lovely.
Laine, are you up yet, have a wonderful day at Ally Pally both of you.
Tina, happy Mick is over the hallucinations and confusion, hope his pain subsides too. How is your little machine doing.
Elaine, hope Andrew is still doing okay whilst waiting.
Tina, not long now for Peter, my fingers are crossed.
There are some lovely comments from yesterday's visitors to AP, everyone had a lovely day, hope today's visitors have some goodies left to purchase.
Tracey, I'm like you , live in hope I'll get there one day.
Have a fab day everyone.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards today. I can't choose between them. Thanks Sue. Hope you have a great day at Ally Pally.
D x

auscrafts said...

Two lovely cards for today,love both

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Two beautiful cards today, can't choose between them.
Hope everyone who went to Ally Pally had a good day all be it a tiring one.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, two beautiful cards today, oh I so look forward to double days, they are both stunning in their own right, got to try some of these designs out.

I had the most brilliant time yesterday at Ally Pally, got their early and was the first one through the door, I managed to get everything (but 1)on my list even before the 10:00am doors were open - disabled people go in first at 9:30 and believe me this was so helpful because we could get to see so much. I had a lovely hug with Sue and a chat - thank you Sue for your advise and generosity. I did a make and take on the CE stand decorating a little MDF Christmas tree with gilding wax, and stamps, all ready to hand on the Christmas Tree.

If anyone is going today I know you will have a great time, it was busy but not like the NEC where you cannot even get down the aisles let alone see any demos or browse the goodies.

Had a picture taken with Sue, Hellen Bell and another lady (so sorry I forgot your name, please forgive me), I will send it to Sue today so you can all see.

Princess Pixie and Laine, I asked about the red carpet and they said that the only one they had was a magic one, it can only be seen by those who truly believe in Santa..hope you can spot it. Have a fantastic time.

I have not had a chance yet to read all of yesterdays blog comments I will do that later, however, I see from Pam that there is nothing dramatic that I have missed so I will wish everyone well with special hugs.

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

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love these cards, and my favourite is the first one. I think it is because I like symmetry.

Have fun at Ally Pally, will certainly be watching
Pat x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of your cards today - they're fabulous :-) Enjoy your second day at Ally Pally. Hugs to all xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards, love your striplet dies. Looking forward to your Hochanda show this afternoon, one day I'll make it to Ally Pally. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for the two beautiful cards.
Take care and have lots of fun Kitty.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 fabulous cards. Love the Ombre effect one. Must try that. AP crossed my mind yday afternoon as I was doing the 2 jobs I like least. 4 hours ironing and deep cleaning the oven! Will be watching your show today.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love both cards . The ideas are so pretty.
Anne M xxx

hettygarlick said...

Lovely cards Sue - nice colours! Will be watching today. Hope all goes well. x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great cards Sue.

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. Striplets are still my favourites and I do love to see how you use hem in different ways
Karen xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards ,mi really like the first card which is very pretty and the second one is ideal in a sombre card
Kathy B x

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful cards today Sue! Love the first design the best as it's so lacy and sparkly. Lovely use of the striplet die. Debra x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards love the second one so simple but beautiful. Glad you all had a great time at Ally Pally wish I was closer to attend maybe one day.
Nancyd xx

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning Sue. I love my striplet dies, they have got me out of late situations time and time again. Enjoy your Sunday. Hugs Rita xxxx

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles coming your way Sue. WOW, I bet the first sample today is sooo sparkly with all that gorgeous iced snow, my go to when I need beauty and no mix of colours, it's beautiful Sue. Your 2nd treat would make a perfect base for the male who needs a card. I think I read a comment last week about keeping your fav stash cards as swatches to persuade 'those in high places' to meet and talk about getting them in the Foundation family, what a great idea as you have shown us some beautiful coloured cardstock that you have bits n Bob's of, and we've oooh'd & ahhh'd at them, so that was a really good suggestion whoever wrote that comment 😊
The sentiment on the 2nd card is on its way back to you. I'm sure you had the most marvellous day yesterday Sue, and I bet your face ached with all the smiling you did. I'm all set up to record and watch your show today and really looking forward to it, hope we get to see at least one completed demo without too many interruptions ! Hope you have a really hard question ready for the giveaway, that will separate the boys from the men so to speak lol.
I'm quite proud of myself it has to be said. I made a pact with myself to start and collect the Noble Collections as it was this past launch that made me stop and think that they are the 2nd most important part of my cards. Your samples over launch showed a lot of these dies, whether they had frames or apatures they just seem to add so much to your work. So as the owner of my little craft shop opened up again after a two very long weeks holiday, I decided to pop in and welcome her home, by the time we'd talked about your new collection the pierced rectangle nobles were getting restless and swinging off the display trying to get my attention (oh how attention seekers annoy me) lol in the end the only way to shut them up was to release them from their hook at get them to the till before they created more havoc ! What I hadn't seen them do was make a pact with the Holly Octaganol frame right next to them, do you think the Nobles would let go, not on your life !!! I had the bride and groom from your previous launch barracading the door so I couldn't get out, what could I do ?
I'll let you decide what you think the outcome was, but until then I have my usual hugs for you, and I really hope you have the most enjoyable day again selling lots of your new collections, your poor hands must be aching terribly after 2 long days of demo's etc, you should put a hand hot wax bath on your wish list Sue, I can't begin to describe how they help with uncomfortable hand/finger joints.
So have a lovely day at AP and I'll be watching at 2pm xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two very beautiful cards, love the striplet dies, and those white micro beads.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Chris Curry said...

Two very different and lovely cards Sue. I think the first one is my favourite. Enjoy Ally Pally, would love to be there but will try to watch your live hour. Thank you. Xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Love the cards today Sue, both are great and show off your dies and techniques wonderfully,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Clai01 said...

Two lovely cards and think the second one could be adapted for males with use of colours.
Will watch your show today on TV x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two great cards Sue especially the second one. Tips for using up the bits we all save are very useful, thank you. Hope today g Ives well at AP.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
What a wonderful surprise to find a double day! Both designs are gorgeous with the added texture of bling and beads. As I'm a bit of a magpie I would have to pick number one as my favourite, but love the idea of using up my scraps in a design like number two.x

Kate's Cards said...

A pair of beauties! xx

Theresa Pace said...

both are beautiful cards but i think the second one is so striking. to think it can be potentially made from scraps! li do love the Gillian die though, hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours and cards today

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards, thank you.

Susan McGx (SWS)

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but I prefer the first. The poppy out of vellum and edged in colour is just gorgeous.

PharmacyMichele said...

Two very pretty cards, especially the second one- I love it.


Anonymous said...

Two great cards for the double day, Sue, and surprisingly (as I'm a a great ornate fan) prefer the second one - but both lovely with the aubergine card.
Have another fab AP day - and to all who are going - enjoy.
PP & Laine - hope no unseemly behaviour from you two - will be watching the 2 o'clock show. Magic carpet time!! ha ha June, like it.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two wonderful cards again today, the second one is very clever and very useful for men's cards. Had a great day yesterday at AP and it was lovely to watch you demonstrate. Your cards look wonderful on your blog but look spectacular in real life. Spent a lot of money but it was good to stock up on card and powders, not to mention dies! Look forward to watching your show this afternoon. Sending best wishes

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two awesome cards today! I love the colours of both cards. The first card is so sparkly and pretty and the second is so elegant. Enjoy your day at Ally Pally I know that you've made a lot of people very happy I will be watching at 2pm.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW You are spoiling us this morning with another double day , but you can have as many double days as you like as its so great to see all the ideas you have for using your dies and boy you know how to use them lol. Both of these cards are stunning the first with white beads and the second one for using all the bits of scrap card we crafters have lying around plus it would be a great card for the guys. So glad everyone had a lovely time at Ally Pally yesterday and hoping those who are going today have a great time. I would love to go but its to far away and health reasons as well. One day i hope you do a show nearer to me as i would love to meet you and see you do a live demo. Have another lovely day Sue and i will be watching your show this afternoon with my pen and paper at the ready. I am also taping it just in case i miss something lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two very different cards today, the first is my favourite. I received the petite atlas striplet, Gillian and exquisite poppy dies for my birthday in August so can recreate this card - they are such versatile dies.
B xx

TDQ Karen said...

Two stunning cards today, love them both and really like the stylish poppies done in this way

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
What can I say? these two cards are both stunning.Can't choose a favourite.
Jan x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful cards and the designs are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxxx

Janette MacArthur said...

A very good Sunday morning to all! Two beautiful cards this morning - I think the second is my favourite and will certainly give this one a try!
Janette x

Netty The Runner said...

Both cards are wonderful. It was lovely to speak with you yesterday at Ali Pali. Loved your demos and the show was great too.
Annette The Mad Cat Lady x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards again today, first one is very pretty and the second one is brilliant for using up scrap card. I hope you have a fun day again today, did you manage to get the ink off your fingers? You are such a clean crafter I had a little chuckle to myself that you were quite messy!
Love Diane G xxx

June I was looking out for you but I didn't spot you, what a shame, I would have liked to meet you. Xxx
Sensing hugs to Elaine and Andrew, Tina and Mick,Tina and Peter and Tracey xxx

dj said...

Hope today goes well at AP!!!!!

Two lovely cards, but the second one really sings to me!!!

Doreen x

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi sue lovely cards today have a good day at Ally Pally today xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi sue lovely cards today have a good day at Ally Pally today xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely surprise to have another double day!...two gorgeous cards, I think my favourite has to be the second one, so clean, simple and very striking and would be perfect for a new crafter who doesn't yet have many dies in her stash as just one of your oh-so useful striplet dies can create a card any crafter would be proud of...

Hope AP is a great success - I shall be watching the show...


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I really love the first one & think the second one would be ideal for men's cards. Hope you have another fabulous day at Ally Pally. Yvonne xx

Anne said...

Lovely cards, Sue - especially the second one.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful card, love them both.
Hope you are having a great time at AP.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,both cards are stunning but your second card is brilliant. Had a great time at Ally Pally loved your demos . Gloria ( Sidcup) xx June sorry we did not meet I looked for you no luck maybe next year. Stay safe Gloria xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love both cards today, but think the Aubergine one just edges it. Would love to be at Ally Pally but circumstances mean I can't so will have to make do with watching.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & everyone
What a brilliant day I had yesterday at Ally Pally but sad I didn't get my usual picture with you Sue.
I could see you was so busy all day with crowds of Wilsonettes round you.
Today's cards I love them both & with great inspiration I will defently be haveing a go at both designes.thank you
I managed to buy four of your new dies wish I could have got more as this collection is my all time favourite.
Have a good day at AP today Sue I will be watching you at 2pm
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock.xx

As I said I had a brilliant day at AP sorry I didn't bump into you JUNE would have been nice to say hi perhaps next time.

TRACY how you doing my friend sending you Big Hug's have a good Sunday xxx

WHEELYBAD hope your feeling better Big Hug's for you too & Cuddles for Billy. Xxxx

TIna hope MIKE is feeling better now sending Hug's for you both.xx

TINA not long now for PETER big Hug's for both of you.xx

ELAINE hope ANDREW is ok while he is waiting Hug's for you both.xx

Princess P & Laine have a brilliant day at AP today Behave yourselves if you can.Hug's.

Sending Big Hug's to everyone have a good day xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful cards, love the colour combo and the striplet dies!
The second card is a winner :))

Maria Alder said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Two wonderful,wonderful cards and in a colour that I adore, thank you
It was lovely to meet you again and I have a very nice photo now with
you next to me, will keep it forever x

I had a magical time and I did see the carpet but thought better of it
so not falling off and make a boo boo I leave that for PP and Laine to do
today, only joking ! I wish you have a super duper day and coming back
home broke Lol
I walked around and looked for a blue scooter and asking the poor ladies if
they were you June but somehow missed you, Tres, Diane and some of you others
that went yesterday. However I met up with my lovely blog friends over at
Cotswold Crafters and we had a lunch break and a lot of catching up together.
Even sweet Scarlet with Littlelamb, it was so nice to see you again.
I wish everyone going today a wonderful day !

Myra from Florida- glad it goes well for Emily and her sister, sending hugs x
Tina T- good news Peter appointment is soon, take care both of you x
Elaine- the fish that got away :) Good of Andrew having a nice time x
Tina and Mick- sending you some hugs and hope today is a better day x
Tracy- hope you are alright and enjoy life x
Wheelybad- missing you, hope you are ok and Billy is looking after you. hugs x
Lorraine- sending you some hugs and hope you have a good day x

Sending big hugs to you all and special ones for my blog friends and a very
extra special one to my very good friend Sue !

Maria x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I really like the second card so CAS but so effective!
I hope you all have a good day today and enjoy A/Pally looking forward to watching on Hochanda!
Love Marg

Rose in Chester said...

WOW, both are beautiful, Sue. For my continental friends it's the second card that they would be over the moon with. I like them both equally.
I am sorry I can't be with you at Ally Pally, but I'm sure you'll get lots of people supporting you - I'll be glued to the telly.
Hugs, Rose

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue two stunning cards today I can't choose you know me sue 😊The dies are so beautiful and the colours wow!!!thank you for sharing hope you have a great day at ally pally I so wish I could have got there to meet you and Julia and John l will be watching you on tele later love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxxx

sandy acland said...

I love the "thinking of you" card, it is so different:0)

Sandy (tort)

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards. Have a lovely time all who are going to Ally Pally today. I will be watching the shows on Hochanda. Marion S x

Maria Illsley said...

I loved AP yesterday I will be playing with my purchases today.
Two great cards Sue I like them both. I bought two more of your dies yesterday. Have a great day today xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue x xhazel

Annie Pennington said...

Love both cards Sue. I think the one with strips is my favourite.

Look forward to seeing you on HOCHANDA later.

Annie P

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue you fill me with such inspiration with your gorgeous cards and ideas. Just love the second card today with its colours and that fantastic boarder or micro beads, have got to try this. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. I love the striplet die, the vellum flower and the sparkle on the first one. What a good way to use up leftover strips of card as demonstrated on your second card. Thanks for sharing.

ellyscard creatief said...

Just a beautiful pair of cards . Love the vellum flower.

Yorks butterfly said...

Wow Sue, two stunning cards. I really cannot pick a favourite, but will be having a go at making these. Just love them.

Scottydog said...

Love the versatility of these striplets & like both cards but I do like the second card for its simplicity & it would be ideal for a mans card.
Thank you Sue. Pleased to hear everyone is enjoying Ally Pally.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Smashing cards this morning. The second treat is my favourite tho it just pops out at u love it!! Will be sure to try it with a different die as I don't have that particular one.

Everyone sounds as tho they had a fab time yesterday and no doubt the rest will have an amazing day today too. I'll be sure to catch the show at 2 pm X

Lynda b. I'm doing ok plodding along nicely. Another meeting tomorrow at work to discuss my absence. Dunno what else they are expecting me to say it's not changed in 4 weeks since my last meeting ah well protocol I guess.

Steph. I've also had a few episodes with dies arguing about who's going home with u. U have to sneek them out so the others don't see as there could be trouble!! Lol X

Pixie and Laine. No fighting over camera time if ur watching sue live don't hog the question time lol. Plenty of Royal waves are in order tho yes? Hope u both have an amazing time xx

Love to all xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue What a lovely treat another double day! Both cards are lovely I think. The first is favourite but I love the second one too such a good idea to use up some of those scraps Hope you are all enjoying Ally Pally have my machine set to record your show today so I'll get to see it later

carol quinn said...

Two stunners
Love the second one best
Carol quinn

Clare Powell said...

Two great cards, the first one is my favourite, really beautiful x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, two fabulous cards, like both designs and colours, but my favourite has to be the 2nd one, love the strips of colour. How do you get them so even? Has given me an idea and inspiration for a baby card I have to make. Have a great 2nd day at Ally pally, hope to watch the live show later. Take care. Bx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue I love a twofer!!! You spoil us Sue Thankyou!!! I like both cards but the second is my favourite!!!
Glad everyone had a great time at A.P andfor those going today enjoy!!!
Will have to record show as I'm going for my mum's and daughter's birthday meal!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards for us today, like them both, the second one would be really great for those pesky men's cards that are so hard to do.
Everyone seemed to have a great day at AP, and I hope today is the same.
Take care everyone xxx Jess

Cdteach said...

I just love both of these cards. The second one is so different and very striking, it would work with any colour or striplet die in the collection.


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, I do love both of your cards the second one is fabulous love the variation of the colour, stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two wonderful creations i love them both equally ,your striplet cards never disappoint and i must say the pretty vellum poppy is delightful , you are one clever lady.

Pam,, Andrew is still fishing away the days and walking the dogs with Helen at weekends .

June ,, so so pleased you had a great time ,and a Hug from Sue ! you are one lucky lady ,looking forward to seeing your Picture soon.

Tina T ,wont be long now.

Tina ,, big hugs to you and Mike

So pleased everyone enjoyed Ally Pally yesterday and those going today will enjoy also i'm sure

Thank you all for your continued support for Andrew .

Big hugs to all .
Elaine H X

SueJ said...

Two lovely cards and very different.
Love the colours on the second card.
Great use of the striplet dies.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
two lovely cards but I have to ay the second one really hits the spot for me.
June, so sad you missed fellow bloggers, will have to make arrangements next time.
Muriel x

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I like both of the cards today. It is so nice to see how the mini striplet dies can be used in different ways. Yesterday at Ally Pally, amongst all the other goodies, I bought some iced snow (I was sure I bought some before but I can't find it anywhere) and some white micro beads so I should be able to have a really good play today inspired by your cards today.


Beryl Treble said...

Two stunning cards.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two really beautiful cards, I love them both, the first because it's a really pretty one and the second because it's one that we could make for the men.
It's a beautiful autumnal feeling morning here in the north west and hope that you and the team have a great day at Ally Pally.
Thanks for sharing,

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love both these cards, but the second is
definitely my favourite ..... clean and simple!
Rosemary xx

Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue 2 great cards. I love the strippers they are my go to dies.
Glad you had a nice day yesterday. Looking forward to watching you at 2pm. Have set record so I don't miss anything as I'm hoping to release some card ideas and get crafting today.
Have a great day ladies
Donna Golby

IVY Cheong said...

Gm Sue, 2 gorgeous cards. My most favourite card is the first card, beautiful. Ivy C x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, you are spoiling us with a two-fer, both of which are gorgeous and I wouldn't be able to choose between them. Love the striplet and the range of aubergine cardstock.

Glad everyone that went to AP yesterday seems to have had a great time. June - a Sue hug cannot be bettered :-)

Steph - those pesky dies can certainly misbehave but I am sure you will teach them some manners now that they are living with you lol

Do we think that Laine & Princess Pixie will be able to behave themselves today or will they show themselves up on TV and make Sue wish she had never started? I'll be watching and hoping they don't embarrass everyone - it's George I feel sorry for!

Thinking of all our poorly Wilsonettes and hope they come back soon.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wow a Sunday twofer, love both these beautiful cards. Hope you have another great day at AP and I will be recording your show to watch later. Have to steward at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower show this afternoon
June glad you enjoyed your day but such a shame you didn't get to meet up with lots more wilsonettes
Laine and PP have a great day but remember to be on your best behaviour!!

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. I love them both but the first a little more. Sorry I will miss your show as we are away.

Bejay Roles said...

Morning Sue,
Goodness, what a wonderful pair of cards today. Both fantastic and both so different. I can see the second one as a 'male' card, especially in the colours you've used. I love the first card, don't the poppies look different when cut out of vellum and just edged with some colour. They really are a very versatile flower aren't they. Happy Sunday, everyone.
Bejay xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love both of them but the second just pips it for me as it is different from what I do. Sometime I do too much where as this looks simple and clean.

Paula said...

Lovely cards today Sue, but the second one has the edge for me, I do like plainer cards. (So why do I have so many of your not so plain cards pinned on Pinterest??) Lol The colour today isn't the usual one I would pick, but it's lovely the way you've used it.
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, these two cards are both fabulous! Love your different use of the two Striplet dies, and in the first one the Exquisite poppy is really an amazing touch!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both of these cards are so pretty. I like the iced snow glitter on the first and the white micro beads on the second, very different looks but so nice. Hope you have a good day at Ally Pally.
Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Both the cards are lovely. I love how you've used up the scrap card on the second. A good idea sticking them down I'd copy paper. Lovely to see you at Ally Pally even though it was late in the day. Just couldn't get near to your stand for the throngs around you. I hope you have another great day today.

Anonymous said...

Two more beautiful cards Sue.

aka stitchingranny

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two super cards. Seeing your creations up close yesterday was inspiring. The camera never does them justice.
So pleased to get to chat to you at Ally Pally.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Both cards are stunningly beautiful. Such gorgeous colours and a great design to both

June x

Susan White said...

Both lovely cards Sue, but I really like the stripey one - would be a great man's card in blues or greens! Hope your live show goes well, and I'll try to catch it on TV x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What lovely cards, so different yet so lovely in their own way.

Glad that everyone who went to Ally Pally enjoyed their day and hopefully bought lots of bargains.

I went yesterday and I met June and I think Lisbeth, please forgive me if I have got your name wrong. I'm rubbish with names, unlike Sue who seems to remember everyone with ease. As June said we were lucky enough to have our photo taken with Sue, though I'm sure I'll look rough as I didn't have much sleep and was up early for journey. Sorry I didn't get to meet any other Wilsonettes, though I did chat to quite a few people. June, sorry I do get nervous meeting new people, I think I shook your hand which was probably a bit weird. Sorry. I'm glad you enjoyed your day.

Sue was in her element, chatting, demonstrating and giving help and answering questions with great humour. One lady standing next to me at Sue's stand had a basket overflowing with purchases and every time Sue used a product she would add it to the basket. She was obviously a huge fan and loved what Sue was doing.

I went to watch John Lockwood both in the demo area and for the live Hochanda recording. He is such a natural in front of the camera and so talented. I thought I had tucked myself away at the back, only I didn't realise that he and the presenter would make an entrance from the back and then stop and speak to the lady in front of me. I'd already been asked if I want to speak on air and said ooh no! This was almost as bad. I've just looked at the recording and there I am looking nervous and awkward. It was good to see how it all works though.

Sorry I didn't comment yesterday, but had to leave early and was so shattered when I got home. Train journey not too bad, though the train from Ally Pally station to Finsbury Park was cancelled, and the next one. So I was advised to take a different train to Palmers Green then catch one to Finsbury Park from there. I did this only for the train to stop at Alexandra Palace anyway. So a waste of time. I could have stayed where I was. Oh well the next two trains were fine. I managed to get a seat from Kings Cross too so I could look at what I'd bought.

I hope everyone who goes to AP today has a great time and finds some bargains. I hope Yvonne and Laine are in full swing and not causing to much trouble. I am going to watch Sue's show and see if I can see them. I hope Sue has a great day too.

Love (old) Helen xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Two great cards Sue especially like the second one an easy way to use up oddments. Just in time now to sit down with a cuppa and watch your show! Love from Jackie xx

Wings said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are lovely in there own way
Best wishes
Karen M

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 very beautiful cards Sue, great design and use of colours.

gr karin van eijk

freedom99 said...

Hi sue

Both cards are beautiful can't choose between them. I'm also loving catching up on your video's. I like to leave it a while and watch a few together on the big TV so I can see the detail better. I enjoy that more than the shopping channel. I don't always have all the dies but I have a big collection of your dies so I can replace the odd one with a similar die and tweek the design a bit. Thank you
All the best Pauline (freedom99)

alimecca said...

Hi a Sue,
Another two lovely cards, but the first one is my favourite. I really like your striplet dies, they are so useful. Have a good day at Ally Pally. Love to all Alison xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Two very different but both fantastic cards today, thanks Sue.
Well I visited the blog yesterday and wrote a post but don't seem to have posted it so that's annoying.
Anyway today is tidy up and packing day, I don't know if I will be able to get any WiFi whilst away so may be missed until next Sunday but I will pop in tomorrow morning.
Hubby and Chris have arrived safely in France but don't have any signal so Chris's poor girlfriend has been worried sick. Thankfully I managed to get in touch with the owner by email and she has confirmed they are fine.
Good to hear so many of you enjoyed AP yesterday and got to meet Sue. Hope the same goes for today's attendees. I am sure Laine and Her Majesty will be very well behaved.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Both cards completely different but equally beautiful. I hope AP goes well I have recorded your show to watch later. Thanks to Pam I have finally caught up with everyone's news.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Cards. I really like the colour combination you have used. I think the first card has a feminine feel to it, the second has a more masculine feel. Thanks for sharing.

I have just watched your Ally Pally hour on Hochanda, my vote was for the second (star) demo, lol

Best wishes

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards. I have just watched your live hour from Ally Pally, fabulous show !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Number two Sue is one of those that would actually suit arrange of people or occasions dependent on the person and occasion used for. Card one is pretty though Sue and for us that are wee sparklers, lol. Loving both cards and combinations that you have for us today flower but i hope that you are having a nice buzz at AP. Have met up with our Lorraine and PP yet as i'm sure you will know PP at least before coming in contact, lol. Have a fantastic day flower and all our lucky wilsonettes that are getting to see AP live and in person.
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

ursula said...

Two amazing cards today Sue, I love the Striplet dies, so much that can be done with them...I like the idea of the background using strips of card, so different....Luv Ursula xx

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are so pretty! I especially love the first one with all of it's beautiful sparkle!! TFS!

Eunice said...

Two gorgeous cards again Sue. Love the color pallet that you have used! I really do prefer the second card, I think it is because I can use up all those scraps that everyone always keeps thinking that you can use them!!!!!!

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
I love both these cards.
The top card is especially beautiful it is absolutely gorgeous. I love those guys and they look so well together.
The second card is very unique.
To me it is really quite masculine.
I love it.
It gives me an idea for a guy card.
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful cards.
Hope you have a lot of fun at AllyPally.

gailgale said...

I meant guys not guys. Sorry

gailgale said...

My phone keeps giving guys instead of dies. Sorry again!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards today, so wish I could have been at Ally Pally!
Heather R Oxfordshire

Sue MacFall said...

Very clever use of leftover papers - I have so much !!
Many thanks,
Sue M

sued99 said...

Two very classy cards. I can't decide which I like best!

Barbara (C) said...

Great cards today. The first is a great size and the second using odds of card which we all seem to collect!

CraftyJo said...

Two lovely cards, tfs/

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two fabulous cards today. I love the colour ways hope you enjoyed Ally Pally.

Janet Wilson said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the shades of aubergine on the second card.

Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. My favourite is the first one. On holiday at present so short comments for a few weeks X

karenlotty said...

I had a fab time at AP today Just sorry I didn't get a chance to even say Hello to you The time just seemed to disappear and obviously you were so busy Never mind, hopefully next time You'll never guess what I bought (amongst a lot of other stuff) ... yes the New Arrivals sets lol
Great great show I think my fav card today is the second one

Linda Graham said...

Great idea`s the way the mini striplet dies have been used,the second card is my favourite,love the colours,thank you,Linda x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love these cards. love Jean Z xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, two very different cards, but each one is gorgeous.
I hope you are recovering after your hectic weekend and a little R&R is on the cards.
Yvonne & Laine, oh I hope you saw the magic carpet.
Everyone who went to AP at the weekend, am I jealous - don't be silly - of course I am!!!
Love to all who are ill and their carers.
Maureen xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
You are spoiling us with another double up for today
I think I like the first one best but live the other one too
Hope you have had a brilliant time at AP. Everyone on Social media has said it was very busy
You enjoy a much needed rest tomorrow and recover
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

liz spooner said...

Beautiful cards today Sue, I did see you at ally pally but the crowds were 5 deep.xx

Anne Prescott said...

Beautiful cards again Sue. Hope you enjoyed Ally Pally, too far away for me to attend. Anne x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue What a lovely treat another double day! Both cards are lovely I think. The first is favourite but I love the second one too such a good idea to use up some of those scraps Hope you are all enjoying Ally Pally have my machine set to record your show today so I'll get to see it later

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I loved you first card until I saw your second one and that one blew me away, it is so different. How do you do it, keep coming up with different designs I mean. SueL x

Suebak said...

Two stunners! Brief today as I have just returned from Barcelona and there is quite a lot to take care of. Missed Ally Pally due to vacation. Hope it was successful.

Susan x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Just arrived back in Edinburgh from London and I had a great time seeing my daughter and of course getting to see all of you at Ally Pally!!
Brilliant show as always, bought loads too!!!
L Dewar

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue your cards are stunning. I did enjoy your demo at Ally Pally. I really enjoyed my day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Leanne said...

Stunning card!

Jane Franklin said...

Just back from A.P. and had a great time. I have finally met two people from the blog... Princess Pixie and laine and I can confirm they were quite well behaved, I think. Perhaps it was my influence!
The cards today are great. Luv jxxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
You do spoil us sue , another double day xxx both cards are beautiful x just got back from ally pally had a bit of a mare getting home so will catch up tomorrow x
Hope all the wilsonettes are well x
Theresa w xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
2 beautiful cards I love the striplet dies I have a few but not these as yet hope everyone at ally pally had a lovely time
Mick had a sleepy morning after z restless night eaten well chicken stir fry and 11 mini chocolate rolls battered chicken balls with sweet and sour sauce and 2 mini rolls, still had some pain today so will have a word with pain Dr to see what we can do
Had a quick play with my new cutting machine very easy to use and cuts well
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs
Love Tina xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello again Sue!
I love both of your cards today and I think the second one which can be made from odd pieces of card is a great idea.
It was so lovely to meet you today and to actually see you and your wonderful cards in real life!
Whilst watching your demo, as you know, I met Yvonne aka Princess Pixie and Laine. I promised I would let everyone know that in real life they are really quite normal and lovely ladies who did not cause you any trouble! I will send you the picture I took of you all tomorrow and hope you can put it on the Blog.
I really enjoyed my time at the show and still can't believe that it was only a few days ago I discovered a local coach company, just a mile away were coming to the show today! Hopefully, they will be coming again in April!
Sadly, I missed your show as I got talking to someone I know and then had to go and find my coach but I have recorded it and will now watch it tomorrow.
With my very Best Wishes
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Vie Carter said...

Two fabulous cards, had wonderful day yesterday at Ally Pally, great show


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Beautiful cards the striplet dies are so useful

Hope you had a great day at Ally Pally.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

DeCor said...

What a lovely surprise to get 2 cards today. I think they are both great. I do like the poppy flowers in vellum. A wonderful show today Sue. I wish there were more!! Hope you have had a super successful Ally Pally.

Dawn Holben said...

Wow you are spoiling us again today with two different but absolutely
gorgeous cards.
I have so many scraps and never know what to do with them so the second
card is so handy as it has given me some ideas.
Loved the live show from ally pally and you even had my husband captivated with the cards you demonsrated lol

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm a bit late but had the family here today! I really like both cards you have shown today and would happily semi copy both!! I think the second one is a brilliant way of using up scraps of paper!
I watched your Show on Hochanda on Catchup as the family were here then. it was super to see Lorraine and Yvonne! They look lovely ladies! Why am I surprised!! ??? I'm not really! It's lovely to put faces to names!
Ladies I hope you had a lovely day. You are probably shattered now.
The Show was most enjoyable Sue and my favourite of the two cards was the Star !!
I hope you are now having a rest . Looking forward to seeing some photos!
Love to all, Myra xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards today, we are spoilt for choice, love them both, I think it is very clever use of striplets.
Di B.x

julie laz said...

Sue, I need just 10 minutes in your mind, your shows were fab,
I need to clean my craft room but there's so much to do, on my good days I want to be with my family,
But I need to start crafting, it makes me forget about my illness,
so if there's anyone in Swansea on here who needs a crafty friend let me know (I'm 44 )
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

2 fab cards love the simplicity of the second card ,Laura O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I love both of your cards today !!! I think if I had to choose my favourite, it would be the second card. I love the Jubilee striplet which I think is a lovely design and I like that you can use strips of coloured scrap card to make a very beautiful, elegant card. A great card for the men to !!! I love the first card to though and I think both cards look great. Thank you.
It was so amazing to see you and chat to you yesterday Sue, and I got a hug from you to !!! You are such a wonderful, kind lady. I had a fab day, craft shopping with my lovely crafty friend Gloria. I bought lots of lovely Sue Wilson dies !!! I even managed to watch John Lockwoods live Hochanda show as a member of the audience and he was amazing. He is such a lovely man. I watched Phil Martin doing a demo in the demo tent. He is such a lovely man to. I also managed to have a quick chat with John and I even chatted to Phil Martin to !!! It was a real crafty "dream come true" day !!!
June Smith, Gloria and myself tried searching for you as we both wanted to meet you but no luck. Maria Alder, I tried searching for you to but again no luck. I finally met Sandra ( Cotswold Crafter) as we were about to head off for home and we had a quick chat !!! It was such a busy day and there was so much going on. ( I have been paying for it today. ). A big thank you to all the Creative Expressions team, you are all wonderful !!! Sending lots of love and big hugs to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Littlelamb said...

Both cards are lovely Sue. Also the ones on the Hochanda show. Thank you.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, I hope you have survived AP I'm sure you have, yesterday was fantastic you really have a gift for making everyone feel special and welcome. LOL
Wow TWO cards. Today both really gorgeous, think if you need a vote No2 sings to me!!!

Sorry I'm off to my bed. Had a very full day both daughters came over also some of our grandchildren.
Take care. Love Brenda xxxppp

Jean Bullock said...

Awesome cards as usual. I love that iced snow and the petite striplets are on my wish list. I pinned both cards to my Sue board.

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning cards.

With best wishes

Elaine Ann

Sandy H said...

Two gorgeous cards. Lovely colours. Must get some Iced Snow so I can try something based on the first one. I've certainly got enough scraps to try the second card!
So good to hear everyone's tales of Ally Pally as that's about the nearest I can get to being there. Do you get to have a bit of a rest now Sue?
Take care everyone.

Denise Bryant said...

These are both so pretty! Awesome colors!

Maggie said...

Fabulous cards Sue this strip let die is gorgeous

MaggieH capricorncrafts

DeCor said...

What a lovely surprise to get 2 cards today. I think they are both great. I do like the poppy flowers in vellum. A wonderful show today Sue. I wish there were more!! Hope you have had a super successful Ally Pally.

Pauline S said...

Lovely card Sue, thanks for sharing

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

lovely card!