Sunday, 9 October 2016

Belgian Background Sunday

Good Sunday morning all!  I found a couple of cards that both use the Belgian Background for today's double day showing.  First up, I cut the Belgian Background out of the Classic Elegance paper.  I backed it with vellum for a soft look, then cut the centre of it out.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  Next I cut the decorative die from the Antwerp out of coconut white card.  I seated the background over it, then added a piece of wisteria card behind it.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out and mounted it in the centre of the card.  I used Wax paper to cut several of the Exquisite poppies to add around the centre and I tied a bow with some purple Bakers Twine and added it below the sentiment.  I completed the card with white and wisteria mats  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






For card number two, the Belgian Background was cut out of coconut white card twice, leaving the cutting edges out until the very centre one.  I placed a thin strip of mounting foam between them but added more on the bottom to raise the overall background.  I stamped my sentiment and added it to the aperture in the centre.  I used the Background Noble Rectangles to add a frame around it.  On a separate piece of white card, I added a sticky sheet, then peeled the backing off and coated it with silvery mica powder.  I added the background over the mica  piece so it showed through from the front.  I finished the piece with a simple white on white mat with piercing.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Marion Bull!!!
Shirley T!!!
Ivy Cheong!!!

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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119 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning cards lovely. I think I like the delicacy of No 1 best
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Steph, hope Lottie and grandma enjoyed their 1st birthday together, I know the adults will have.
Sue hope Heather had a wonderful birthday too.
Tina, your DN was superb, glad that Peter got the dressing sorted quickly.
June, happy to hear that you seem to be on the mend, Mr Smith is doing a grand job.
France's hope hubby is feeling better.
Maureen and George, 50 golden years, wonderful achievement, congratulations.
Elaine and Andrew, Tina and Mick, daily hugs, Tracey too.
Bejay, glad you are feeling better but any headaches, dizziness etc pkease go. To docs to get checked out.
Hugs to all in the blog.

Dragonsnap2 said...

2 fabulous cards today. I love them both, they are so different even though you've used the same dies.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting.
D xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two amazing cards, especially like the dimension on the second one.
Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors and layering! Beautiful cards!

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,love that background die.
Congratulations to the winners.

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, xxx

hettygarlick said...

I love those two - especially the one with the patterned paper.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous cards, love them both. Congratulations to the winners :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two very lovely cards,
Thank you for all the great shows yesterday, I still have two to catch up on.
That is something to look forward to.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care all Kitty.

DeCor said...

Two gorgeous cards. The elegance paper looks so great with the Belgian back ground. I liked the second card but when you showed me side view it really popped. Thank you again for so much inspiration and ideas.Have a wonderful day.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. What gorgeous cards you have for us today, I just love how you give us the option to use the same die set in several different ways. Why some designers think it's ok to ask a fortune for their dies when they have one use and one use only disgusts me, even down to the smallest of dies in a 5 die set can be used for decoration or to hold a sentiment with your collections and that's a sign of someone that crafts and knows exactly what we need and want from our dies. Two really pretty cards Sue. Hope you managed to speak with Heather at some point yesterday and that she had a wonderful birthday.
We are out to celebrate with our daughter her wonderful hubby and our adorable Lottie Beth as it's the first of many birthday parties today, so much has been organised for the young one's there is a big organisation called Baby Foundations that Lou took her baby too as the months went by, it's a development fun type play with songs and actions for mummy and child, so they have been asked to go, quite a few babies from Lou's group are going too, soft play and ball pool, so after all the time and effort our daughter has put in organising this day I just hope it goes well ! Mind you, all this for a first birthday that won't be remembered by Lottie - let's say our age must be showing because we've had our own thoughts about this and I dare say those of our age that read this may be on the same page lol but if that's what mummy and daddy want who are we to object lol but it will be so lovely to see her with her baby friends.
I've rambled on enough so I'll congratulate the 3 winners of the comment game, thank you for some absolutely beautiful inspiration which I've quickly run through and will watch properly tomorrow, and leave you with my usual hug for the day xxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Two beautiful cards today, love them both!!!
The wax paper poppies look so pretty and what an unusual way of using was paper!!!!
The mica background is another way of using card bits up and adhesive sheets.

Loved you Hochanda shows, lovely demo's and tips. Nice one giving the presenters workout jobs using the Platinum machine.
Congratulations to this weeks winners!!!!!
Well Peter is ok at the moment, no Drs or hospital appointments this week so that makes a change. Only a funeral on Friday of a very old friend, an Irish lady that came over to the UK to work as a nurse, as here family wouldn't let her carry on being a midwife over there she was 94 years old.
Peter is fed up because the Sky tv keeps breaking up, and it is Thursday afternoon before we can get an engineers visit!!!!!!
Pam you are so kind with all your lovely comments.
June Smith, well girl hope you have got rid of your cold, as operation date is getting nearer.
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them,
Tina T xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely cards Sue.

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Like the way you've used your papers on no1 so delicate looking. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a delicate look,they are both wonderful cards, Congratulations to all the winners xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Thanks for your lovely shows giving us plenty of tips and ideas, love the way you share.
Today's cards are both beautiful I love them both such different options with the same die.
Have a good restful day.
Jan

Debra K. said...

Two lovely cards today Sue! The first is my favourite but only because of the gorgeous flowers made from wax paper, what a clever idea, which make look so delicate. I bet the mica powder on the second card looks fabulous in real life.
Congratulations to all the winners! Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I so enjoy double days (I'm greedy really) and you have spoiled us today with these 2, I think no 2 just edges it for me, I love your papers and the die compliments them. Hope you managed to speak to Heather yesterday and that she enjoyed her birthday and is safe and well. I have so enjoyed all your shows on Hochanda and am doing some instructions for the ones I want to make.

Steph, you I know where you are coming from regarding Lottie and her birthday parties, although she will not remember it I am sure there will be loads and loads of photos that can be shared with her as she grows up and may even show her own children, lovely keepsakes, hope they have a wonderful time.

Tina T and Peter, pleased that all going to plan. Sorry to hear about the funeral for a friend this week, even though she was 94 it is still sad.

Pam yes hopefully the cold is going, only 4 days to go now, at least I don't look like Rudolph with the red nose, maybe if I don't talk too much they may not notice I have had a cold, - my hubby thinks they will cancel it when they see me.

Maureen and George, Happy Golden wedding anniversary.

Hugs to Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andrew, Bejay (hope you are feeling better), Tracey and anyone else I have forgotten.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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

carol quinn said...

Two beautiful cards
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol quinn

Chris Curry said...

Two elegant lovely cards Sue, can't pick a favourite but love the idea of using waxed paper for the flowers. Thank you. Xx

sued99 said...

Loving both of these. I think the first one is my favourite though because of the lovely flowers. X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
2 beautiful cards today, the first one is very delicate & the second one is more retro looking. I really like both so can't choose which I like best. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners. Yvonne xx

SueJ said...

Two lovely cards Sue, and two very different looks with the one die.
Love them both. Really enjoyed your shows yesterday.

Congratulations to the winners.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two beautiful cards! Although you've used the same die they look so different.(brilliant designing).
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Two very nice cards today, Sue, love that Belgian background. Think preferring the second, really like the simple elegance of it. Saw some of the shows and will watch rest on catch up - all enjoyable and some nearly sell-outs (or perhaps sell-outs as didn't see later shows) so well done you.
Fluffycat Frances - so sorry, didn't see your post yesterday. Do hope your husband is getting on well, a frightening thing to happen.
Lorraine F - glad the mojo came back, think we all go through 'quiet' crafting times occasionally!
Missing the battling duo - you two okay??
Well done to the three comment winners.
Happy Sunday all.

'P' in Wales

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards today.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. The second is my favourite.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Loving both designs but find that the second one is my favourite due to the dimension and beautiful mica background, stunning.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two lovely cards I have this die and is is really nice, I can't decide on what one I like. Congratulations to the winners
Kathy B x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards. I love your wax paper flowers.
SueL x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, this background die is so elegant and I love the way that you have used it in both cards.
Thanks for sharing

Heather

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the cards today are gorgeous. I love them both. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, both cards are nice but the second one does it for me so clean!!!
Congratulations to comment winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two stunning cards both very beautiful. The 2nd one just edges it for me. Marion S x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely day xx

Debs Cards xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow two beauties today

Netty The Runner said...
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Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue two gorgeous card i love that background die .Congrats to the winners.
Love Catherine.xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue two gorgeous card i love that background die .Congrats to the winners.
Love Catherine.xx

Netty The Runner said...

Both cards are fab Sue. Your shows and demos yesterday of the ODS are invaluable. Needless to say my credit card took a hammering, but hey ho.
Annette x

Anne said...

Beautiful cards, Sue. I do like the effect of the vellum.

Anne (Northampton)

dmjones said...



Two gorgeous cards, but like most on here, it's the second one for me!!

Congrats to the winners,




Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today. Love them both and the colours are gorgeous.

Barbara V

Clare Powell said...

Two great cards, particularly like the second one. Really enjoyed watching your shows yesterday x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I hope you will be resting today or are you at the Airport already?
Loved all your demo's
Love the Belgian Die too, made such beautiful cards!
Congratulations to this weeks winners !
Hope you are feeling OK Helen and Wheely!
love Marg

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, another two gorgeous cards .Love them both but I think the second card just has the edge for me. Thanks for the inspiration . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

One fab background die set, two great cards!...like how you've used the lines in the patterned paper to help frame the focal point on the first and love the waxy flowers - I think the second clean and simple design is my favourite today though, it really shows off those elegant arches in the diecut.

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners!

Izzy

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this background and the cards. I have this die and still not used it will have to have a go. love Jean Z xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue loved your shows yesterday the cards were stunning one was so beautiful I have got to try it
Thanks for all the tips other ways to use the dies brill !!!!!todays cards are lovely congrats to the winners love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the 2nd card. Elegant. Only managed to catch one of your shows yday but fab demos as always!

Pussycats said...

Two stunning cards Sue. Love how you have created both of them. I really enjoyed all your shows over weekend and thank you for all your demos and sharing with us. Wendy

karenlotty said...

Both cards are lovely I found a piece of acetate lurking in my craft room that'd covered with a a sticky sheet and then mica I must try it on card

Scottydog said...

Love these two cards & how different they both look, amazing what can be achieved just by adding a patterned paper. Love the flowers as well. Enjoyed the shows yesterday. Thank you Sue.
Congratulations to the comment winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards today love the poppies. More inspiration for us all.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two lovely cards with such different results from the same die I think I prefer the first one but it's a difficult choice!
Frances so sorry to hear about your husband I hope he's doing alright
Congratulations to the three winners

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two lovely cards with such different results from the same die I think I prefer the first one but it's a difficult choice!
Frances so sorry to hear about your husband I hope he's doing alright
Congratulations to the three winners

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great shows yesterday. I do hope you managed a phone call with Heather. Two great cards for me, but I think the second one just has the edge.

Love Rosemarie X X

Debbie Siddle said...

Pretty purple card. x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two great cards but I particularly like the effect
on the second one.
Rosemary xx

auscrafts said...

two fabulous cards today love the Belgian Background

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, two beautiful cards this morning and that die is so pretty and I created quite a few b. cards with it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. Both with intricate detail, but I do love the first more with the colours and the pretty flowers. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards for us today ,i like them both equally.
Well done to your lucky winners.

Andrew see's his Consultant again on Wednesday he is having terrible stomach pain { he was having trouble before the Treatment } so he wants a word about it again, he was told last time it is everything healing back together after the operation .

June ,not long to go now ,hope those sniffles clear soon.
Tina T hope you and Peter have a lovely day
Sending big hugs to Pam and all on the blog .

Take care
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
both gorgeous cards, but the first one has the edge for me - think it's because of your paper pad which I adore.
I would have never thought it but all these Xmas cards I'm seeing on your blog and Facebook have really gotten me in the mood - all I have to do now is find time :-)
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards loving both designs.

Congratulations to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards with the lovely Belgian background, love them both. Enjoyed all your shows yesterday and I got lots of Christmas cards made in between watching you.. Congratulations to today's winners

Steph enjoy celebrating Lotties first birthday
Maureen hope you and George had a lovely day
Tracy did you buy anything in Craftworld
Wheelybad still missing you

Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Well I Throughly Enjoyed All The Outstanding Shows On Hochanda And The
Stunning Cards You Made, Some Great Ideas For Christmas Cards Etc....
I'm Loving The Double Days The Ones On Friday With Christmas Also On Sunday
Using The Same Die.
I Must Say I Love Them Both Today, As Different People Have Different Taste Some Will Like
The Plain Card, Others Would Prefer Colour And Flowers So Its A Great Idea To Make Both
To Keep In Your Stash, I'm Working Hard With My Christmas Cards.
Yesterday I Think It Was The Wonderful June Smith Whom Mentioned Would Creative Expression
Be Getting A Beautiful Red Gloss Card, Possibly Green Also (Not Mirror Card) The Other Stunning Foundation Card In The Collection
With The Stunning Sheen.
Well Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather, (Heather Happy Birthday For Yesterday)
Sue Love And Huge Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes "Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Winners Enjoy Your Gift..."

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Today's cards are beautiful but if I have to choose a favourite, it's number 2.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Thank you all for your good wishes yesterday and today, you are a grand bunch of ladies. Our daughter gave us a surprise party and it was a surprise. It was humbling that so many people, young and old, gave up their evening to help us celebrate.
Elaine, sorry to read that Andrew is in pain.
Tina and Peter, Tina and Mick, I hope all is going well with you.
June Smith, glad you are on the mend for next week.
Steph, Lottie will be having the time of her life, even though she won' remember.
I'm off to get ready for a surprise Luncheon. Oh we are being spoiled.
Love to all
Maureen xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love both but card number to appeals due to its more simplistic look, but both are lovely and love all your background dies

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards for us today. I think number two is my favourite as its so clean and simple. Love that you show two cards using the same dies.
Wendyx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Two greatcards today. Loving the flowers on the first one. Fabulous shows over the weekend. I never tire of watching u and I could listen to ur voice forever I just love ur accent. Xx

Fluffy cat Frances. I'm so sorry to hear ur hubby has had a stroke I hope he's ok. Thinking of u both xx

Pat L. It's next sat my visit to craftworld. I'm needing more white card as I'm almost out of it. Plus I'd like to get the wee baby animals. They are so darn cute. If anything else jumps in my basket without hunny noticing will be a bonus lol x

CraftyJo said...

Two beauties, tfs.

Beryl Treble said...

Love both cards. Congrats to the lucky winners.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Two more very lovely cards.
Congratulation to the winners.
Margaret xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the way you have used the vellum on the first card, I really must try to remember that for toning down backgrounds. I have to admit though the 2nd one is mt favourite.
Beverley W

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

The first card is simply gorgeous and before I read your details I thought the flowers were made from wax paper!

The second card is so beautiful and elegant

Congratulations to the comment winners... enjoy!

June x

Marianna Hammer said...

These cards are so beautiful. I really want that background die :) I loved watching you yesterday, and now I'm watching all 5 shows again :)

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

lovely cards!
have a nice day
hug

Suebak said...

Especially love the wax paper poppies in the first card and the silvery mica background in the second. Coupled with beautiful Belgian background die - can't go wrong!! Thanks.

Susan x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, the poppies are gorgeous.
Lydia
X

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Cards. I think the Belgian Background looks lovely cut out of the Elegance paper and the poppies look so delicate. I love the second card for its clean simplicity and I think it would work well as a male card. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Marion Bull, Shirley T and Ivy Cheong.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are again gorgeous cards Sue.
Gr Karin

ursula said...

Two oh so beautiful cards today Sue, never thought of the idea of making wax paper flowers, really beautiful, the first card is my defo favourite, but they are both quite different in make up....thank you...a definite 'must try'.....luv Ursula xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Two beautiful cards, you ARE spoiling us today.
Both are equally gorgeous.
Thank you for this wonderful Sunday treat.

Love and Hugs Brenda xxx

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
Well another two for one day. Love it
If I was pushed to choose I think it would be number two for me I think it's the lace effect that got me lol
Hope you are well and all your family are safe in Florida with this awful hurricane so many people in Haiti lost their lives
My heart goes out to them
Hugs to all that may need one
Congratulations to the comments winners enjoy
Theresa G xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

How different the two cards look using the same die. Beautiful. I would not have thought that wax paper would make such lovely flowers!

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards this morning, I love this background die, I've just ordered it.

Lori from Canada

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards. I like the technique on the second but, without a doubt, the first one really grabs me.

Hopefully I will get to catch up on your recent shows today and tomorrow. I had two parching friends with me all day yesterday and one was staying over with me after our course finished on Friday so there was no opportunity for watching in real time and I can't record now which is a real bummer.

Teresa

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the trio of lucky comment game winners! Enjoy your prizes!
Both are stunning cards but the first one speaks to my heart! LOVELOVELOVE it!! TFS!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards again today, I do like the background dies, so pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina funny you should say that about sky, ours kept loosing the picture for a few seconds on and off on Friday. Hubby reset the box and all was well. Hope you get it sorted soon. I'm sorry to hear about your friend but 94 is a grand age. Xxx
Maureen happy anniversary I hope you are being really spoilt xxx
Elaine I hope Andrews pain is sorted too, all being well it is the tissue healing again xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick and Tracey xxx
June hope you are on the mend xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
We are being spoilt with another two lovely cards today! The second one is my favourite of the two. I've thoroughly enjoyed watching your Shows on Catch up . Still got two to watch! I loved how you made a holly strip out of a square Die!
Frances - (Flufficat) so sorry to hear about your husband . I'm just catching up! Do hope he is making a good recovery. Thinking of you.
Happy Birthday Lottie - I may be a day late !! It sounds like a busy weekend !
Take care everyone! It's been another lovely day here. Hope it is nice where you are!
Friends from across the pond - thinking of you!
Love to all, Myra xx


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous, gorgeous cards.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Both very pretty cards Sue, and though its lovely to see new designs, I just love when something is made with dies I already own. I will certainly have some fun with these two trying to put my own slant on them. I hate to copy another persons designs, but love when they make me think "outside the box" to create something new of my own.
Unfortunately I missed this weekend shows as we have been on holiday for two weeks and Hochanda does not show programs more than 7 days ahead. I have however got the shows from the weekend we went and the middle weekend (fingers crossed) and I may get to see some of this weekends shows on catch up - I do hope so.

Hugs
Helen
aka stitchingranny.

Janet Wilson said...

Two beautiful cards using the same die, & so different.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two great cards today. It is amazing what you can do with one die to make it look so different every time, shame I don't have your imagination.

Lorraine F, Pam, 'P', Lynne L, Tracy & Myra - thank you all for your good wishes, hubby was looking much better when I visited this afternoon and actually has some mobility back in his leg but it looks like his arm and hand will take longer. No idea when I can get him home again though.

Congratulations to all of this week's comment game winners, enjoy playing with your prizes.

Frances

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

A double delight for today using the same principal die whilst achieving very different results. The colour tones of the first card are soft and delicate aided by your beautiful paper pad. I love the effect of the flowers also, very fragile looking. Im a big fan of using vellum on a card, it really ups the sophistication and professional results are a given. The tone on tone nature of the second card makes the mica powder background all the more eye catching. Quite a CAS card, but very effective. Both cards are stunning and show the diversity of your dies. Many thanks for a valuable double day.
Well, i have really enjoyed watching your shows this weekend, im feeling spoiled now because its been four weeks in a row and im quite getting used to seeing you on our screens again....then you go and desert us again for sunnier climes, how could you, self, self, self!:-)
But seriously Sue, we so appreciate the effort that you have put in on our behalf this past month, you have worked like a dog:-), on the plus side is that now i am armed with plenty of ideas for my own festive creations.....though my bank account has taken a sever pounding in the process! I hadn't realised that there was to be another show with John next weekend....I'll really have my work cut out for me persuading my Mum to let me buy more dies when i have already spent a small fortune on what i like to call essentials:-( Any ideas that could be implemented without breaking the law would be appreciated:-)
Im still being driven....no pun intended...to distraction by the breakdown of my scooter. Its a lifeline when you struggle to walk any distance and therefore, not having it at my disposal is a nightmare. We waited all week for our neighbour to pump the tire...not his fault, he was poorly:-(....only to discover when i went to use it that we had in fact a puncture! Our Good Samaritan said that if we had any problems he would fix them but he's been AWOL all weekend.....i know, im sounding really impatient now, I don't mean to seem ungrateful though, im sure i can wait a few more days at a push, either that or get a taxi!
Maureen, congrats, what a milestone! Glad you are enjoying the celebrations, have a wee gin on me to celebrate...go on, you know you want to:-)
P, another foster baby to add to the list, will you ever be able to give them up when the time comes though, i know I couldn't! You're such a real softy, i darent ask just how many fur babies you actually have, i'd only be jealous:-) You must have a season ticket and executive box at the vets:-)
June, glad that you're feeling a bit better but don't be too upset if you have to miss your operation, its more important that you are fully fit for the anesthetic, fingers crossed though.
Wheels bad, hope you are okay?
Yvonne, sorry we couldn't have a chat the other night, hope you're feeling a bit brighter, you know where i am when you need brought back down to earth with a bump or two:-) Love to Kath and those handsome boys of yoursxxxx
Frances, sorry to hear about your hubby, i hope his recovery is swift, take care, you know where we arexxx
Huge hugs to my besties, maria, Pat, Pam. Theresa, tracy, lorraine , linda, lynda, beth, rebecca, DEb C, myra, maureen, norah and all the galsxxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxxx

Nana on the Hill said...

What great dimension, two beautiful cards, live the colours too.

Eunice said...

Such lovey cards Sue. Love your paper as well. The second card is the most striking for me, love the double image that you have created.

liz spooner said...

The Belgian background looks totally different in these two cards. Lovely.xx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love the cards. So, so love the Belgum background, just had to rush to my nearest craft store and bought it. Now playing. Happy days. X

Theresa Pace said...

must say that i prefer the second one. very elegant, hugs xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is still one of my very favourite dies and it is lovely to see how different the results can be when using different papers or card.

Lisbeth

Dawn Holben said...

we are being spoilt today with two beautiful cards.
I love them both and must say the die looks lovely cut out in that pretty
paper.
Definately one of my favourite dies.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love all your flowers so I am really surprised to say I prefer the second one. Frances so sorry to hear about your husband you must have been so worried. June will keep my fingers crossed that you are better in time for your op. Elaine so sorry Andrew is in pain. Congratulations all the comment winners.

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous card Sue!
Loved all your shows, have them recorded to watch again.

Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Hard to choose but my favourite is the first one using the beautiful papers X

A Happercrafter6 said...

I love the Belgian background die and have used it for lots of cards. Yours are lovely Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Hey, I'm a winner!!!! So excited. Your two cards are absolutely gorgeous. Many thanks.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Superb cards, must say I prefer the crisp lines of the second card though.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
I have been busy crafting today. I made my first channel card (diagonal) with paper grouping and gliding flakes. I am very pleased with it. Also finished off some other cards. Then I wanted to do some scrapbooking but couldn't find the photos. So I have ordered some new ones. Also had to order a new handmade by me stamp as the other one is hiding.
Sorry for not catching up on everyone's news.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Amazingly different looks from the same die.
I love them both.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards made from the same die. The first one with those beautiful papers and stunning wax paper poppies and the second for it clean, crisp lines. Love them both. Congrats to all the lucky comment winners. Thanks for all the great shows and fantastic demos. I did say that i didnt want anything but waiting for my package to arrive so i can have a play lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy H said...

Both card are beautiful. Who else would have thought to make flowers from wax paper? They are gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
the Belgian background is exquisite and just can't pick between these two cards but am definitely ordering this die, too lovely.
Have been away for the weekend so will catch up on comments over the next couple of days
hugs
Muriel x

Linda Graham said...

Two beautiful cards Sue,love the Belgian background so pretty,thank you,Linda x

Heather Cheesmur said...

Hi Sue, I love these two cards and bought the Belgium collection earlier this year so I thought that I would copy the first card and make it myself.I have found though that the Antwerp die that I have got does NOT fit inside the centre of the background die. The background die covers the two long patterned edges of the other die, have you any suggestions how I can make it work.

Vie Carter said...

two very lovely cards, just great

Vie
x

gailgale said...

Sue,
Lovely, lovely cards!!