Sunday, 2 October 2016

Double Love Perspective Sunday

Good Sunday morning all!  Today' double day offering features the Love Perspective die used in a couple of different ways.  For the first card, I selected a piece of my Classic Elegance paper pad in the purplish tones.  I cut the large Love die out of the upper portion and below it I cut the individual plaque that says "you." leaving the negative cut into the paper.  I cut the Love die a second time out of black card and used the decorative paper version on top of it slightly offset to create a shadow.  I added mounting foam to raise it and reinserted it back into the cut out area, lining the pattern back up.  I added a piece of black card behind the "you" cut out area.  I created a multi-layer frame using the  Scalloped Lattice Frame Set B using both coconut white and black card.  I mounted the frame over decorative background and made some Exquisite Poppies out of the decorative paper and black card.  I seated them in the corner on a white satin ribbon bow and accented them with heart sprays cut out of white card.  The final mat layers were out of white, wisteria and black to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






Card number two uses the same die to create a shaker card.  I cut the Love die out of coconut white card.  I added mounting foam on the back to raise it and create an area to fill for my shaker.  I used red frilly edged ribbon and wrapped it around the lower portion of the card and added a double bow to the side.  I used the fallaway hearts from the Heart spray die to create the filling for my shaker by cutting it repeatedly out of red glitter card.  I added a bit of Iced Flake as well.  I sealed the back shaker area with a piece of acetate and attached a simple double white backing piece behind the entire front.  I used the "You" plaque to make a small tag and backed it with a piece of red card.  I seated it under the edge of the crystal sparkler in the centre of the bow.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  6 1/2" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Tina T!!!
Karin's Art Scrap!!!
Gloria Robey!!!

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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124 comments:

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards today. I think I prefer the white one simply because I like the contrasting colours.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting.
D xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards really like card number two.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
What a wonderful treat, two beautiful cards! Both are gorgeous and I would be unable to choose a favourite.
Congratulations to the winners.x

auscrafts said...

Two pretty cards ,prefer the white one

hollyberry said...

Goirgoues cards today,I can't choose between them.
Congratulations to the winners.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love that pretty blue one!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two very lovely cards today Thank you.
Sue all your shows were brilliant, Thank you.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Bull said...

Love these two cards and particularly the shaker card. So clever. Enjoyed all your shows yesterday, now have a restful Sunday today!

Maggie B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two fabulous cards, the second one just edges it for me - I love a big bow.
Congratulations to this week's winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. Thank you for a lovely day yesterday so many lovely and helpful demo's, sure was a Super Sue Saturday and look forward to next weekend, although I wished you'd demo'd your New Additions before another company had the chance to launch, your collection is so much sweeter though.
Hmmm, both of these samples are beautiful, I'm thinking the 2nd is more Valentinish just because of the pop of red, the ribbon and little red hearts in the shaker heart, the first could be given to a partner for an anniversary maybe ? So I can't choose a favourite. I do love how your papers either give some lift to a card or help give them that delicate touch for a female card, I've still not used my pack lol still as it was since the day I bought it 😊 I know you say these things are bought to us to use, but there is just something about using your pretty papers for market and not knowing if the recipient of the card is as sentimental as we are and your paper ends up in Lancashire paper recycling depot, it would be a criminal act lol. So my pad is still perfect.
That's me done, oops.... congratulations to all three comment winners, enjoy your gift.
Now I'm done, sending hugs to you Sue for a lovely day xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning, Sue, two very nice cards today - don't have any of the word dies (yet!) No favourite, but always love your poppies as they look so different each time you use them. My white flower with curved under leaves looked so oriental - cue for the next make.
Falling Snow folder arrived yesterday, so play time ahead.
Couldn't see much of your shows yesterday, but will use catch up as hate to miss anything!
Happy Sunday all.

'P' in Wales

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful cards! My favourite has to be the shaker card with the gorgeous red ribbon. Debra x

Debra K. said...

Oh, forgot, Congratulations to the winners today! Debra x

Anonymous said...

Two. very nice cards Sue. The blue is my favourite, the black makes it pop. Going to catch up with your shows today. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I so enjoy double days and these two samples are so different but both stunning the effect on the first one with the black card shadowed and offset gives a really stunning affect, I really like that as well as your wonderful papers. The second makes a gorgeous shaker card, brilliant idea, I will have to try that one. I spent yesterday watching your shows on Hochanda, wow you really are the queen of crafting, so many tips, hints and techniques, I always learn so much from you and feel proud to call you a friend. In between the shows I made your card from yesterday's video, I didn't have the striplet you used so I used one of the others and I am really pleased with the way it has turned out, just waiting for my new gold sparkle pearl PVA to come and that will be another one added to my collection.

Congratulations to Tina T, Karin's Art Scrap and Gloria Robey, enjoy your prizes.

Pam have a safe journey home today.

Helen what are you like, not only have you hurt you arm/shoulder stripping but you then go and fall over a side table and injure your other side, no I am not laughing it must have been very painful, I do hope it feels better this morning but I am sure you are still very sore, I would try not to do too much today.

Yvonne - AKA Princess Pixie, Sue's ODS was a brilliant offer, I bet when it comes in the post you will be locked away in your craft palace enjoying yourself - just like our Queen when she has a summer break up in Scotland. Laine I so enjoy reading of the banter between you two, it is so funny and makes my day, you are both superstars in my eyes.

Tressa - wow five days of concentrated parchment crafting at your local residential centre, I bet that will be fun, enjoy

P in Wales - poor pippin missing his furbabies, I hope they are doing OK.

Elaine H - great sum raised for Macmillan, well done to you all

Lynda's crafts - no ill effects so far from the flu jab, hope yours goes ok next week.

Looking forward to more Hochanda watching today, take care everyone.

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

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for today's duo, love them both, although they use the same dies both very different!!!! Cannot choose between them.
Thank you for picking me - comments game!!!
This rounds off a special week for Peter and myself. Tomorrow starts a week with GP visits and Wednesday at the hospital for 9::00am to enable his Nephrectomy tube to be changed ( hopefully not an overnight stay)
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards both different but I like the red and white one the best , congratulations to the winners
Kathy B X

Chris Curry said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. I think the second one just has the edge, but there again maybe not. LOL. Thank you. Xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue
Two great cards so different but using the same die. I think number two has the edge for me. Enjoyed yesterdays shows.
Jan x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards Sue, love, this die!

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the LOVE cards! I made a golden wedding anniversary card last week and the heart sprays were fantastic. Great shows yday and fab demos. Think I know where I went wrong with my pixie powder backgrounds now that I did a few months the ago. I didn't put enough pixie powder on to cover the glue. I will try again.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these cards are gorgeous. I do love those Perspective dies. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. My favourite is the first one X

DeCor said...

Good Morning. Sue great demo's yesterday. I missed some as working and didn't record!! So annoyed with myself. What I did catch was so good and as usual learned lots. Love both cards today. Both are special looking. The blue slightly edges it for me as it's a bit untraditional. Congrats to all the winners!

DeCor said...

O Sue Forgot to say how gorgeous your new papers are!!

DeCor said...

O Sue Forgot to say how gorgeous your new papers are!!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful cards and the paper pads are so pretty. love Jean Z xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two gorgeous cards I think number two is just in the lead for me! It's so nice that you can use the 'waste' as well in your perspective dies The poppy dies are fast becoming my favourite because since I've had them I can't stop using them lol! Just by changing the paper/card and colour they no longer look like poppies! I thoroughly enjoyed your shows and fabulous demo's
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I'm loving your perspective dies at the moment. Was playing with Smile yesterday. SueL x

Barbara (C) said...

Two lovely cards. I prefer the clean lines of the second. The perspective dies are great for quick cards as you need so few elements

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two more lovely cards - the first is my favourite.
Jan
Northampton

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning S ue,lovely cards today i love the shaker card very clever
Congrats to the winners enjoy your day xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue the red ones my favourite x xhazel

Pam said...

Stunning cards Sue, I love both of them, totally different yet the same die.
Congratulations to all comment game winners, especially Tina T.
Helen, ouch, hope you are feeling better.
Deb, enjoy your visit with your FIL. Don't be too upset if he hasn't settled yet, it takes time, just remember you took the courageous and responsible decision to keep him safe and comfortable.
Elaine, so happy that Andrew has come through the first treatment well.
Tina and Peter, thinking if you. Hope all goes well with the hospital visit.
Tina and Mick, how are things with you.
Thank you all ladies, I have had a lovely holiday, been to some wonderful places and met some smashing people. I decided against running in the Marathon and doing the zip wire as I wanted to give others a fair chance. If you believe that ......
Should be home by tea time, hope to see the twins but if not they will come after school tomorrow for tea.
Hugs to Tracey and all on the blog, you are such a tremendous support I would be lost without you all.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards to tune back into! I've had terrible computer problems, but I'm back and raring to go! It's great also that Hochanda is back on our Tv screens!
Will now go check out all the blogs from last week.
L Dewar

Netty The Runner said...

Two fab cards Sue. Got to catch your Hochanda shows from yesterday. I was out at The Great British Craft Show watching Phil work his magic, but still bought both sets of ODS, can't wait to play.
Annette x

Anne said...

I do like it when you do two cards with the same die, Sue. Two lovely cards this morning.

Anne (Northampton)

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two absolutely stunning cards today, the first one is my favourite. I love your poppies they are exquisite & always look different when you use various colours. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Yvonne xx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I like both of the cards but for different reasons. The first one is very pretty and I really like the papers that you have used and as for the second one, I love it's simplicity. I really must get some of these dies as I can see that would be really useful for making cards in a hurry, but you keep bringing out new dies that are just so scrummy.

Lisbeth

TDQ Karen said...

Two lovely cards, think I like the white card best . congratulations to all the winners

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two gorgeous cards, the second one is absolutely brilliant in it's simplicity and I love the shaker element you've added behind the diecut - fabulous!

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners, enjoy your prizes...

Izzy

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards-love them both . Will watch your last show on catch-up as we went to the British Musical Fireworks last night, they were amazing.

Michele

sued99 said...

Really like them both but prefer the shaker card. X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I enjoyed your demo's and watched a few, then my Migraines decided to make an appearance,so that was it, my vision is just halved, I can't see the screen so its best to turn off, and go to bed and wait for the pain to start!
Congratulations to all three comment winners,
Love Marg

Maria Illsley said...

Two great cards Sue.
I absolutely love the second card xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely set of cards today, think the second one is my favourite, who doesn't love a shaker card! Will be watching your shows on catch up today.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the comment winners especially Tina, what a treat xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew Helen (ouch!) and Tracey xxx
Pam I'm so glad you have enjoyed your holiday, now you've done it once next time will be a breeze. Safe journey home xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards, love them both. Thoroughly enjoyed your shows yesterday and looking forward to your next shows. Congratulations to this weeks winners. Marion S x

Clare Powell said...

Two great cards, love the shaker card x

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue love these cards they are beautiful I can't choose of course you know me but they are lovely to send to someone special who would love them too. Loved the shows yesterday so many tips and help thank you sue all my love June horrocks xxxxxxcongrats to the winners

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I've been away from the site a bit. Got lots on. Love the cards today the are both very stylish and beautiful.
Anne M xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love both card, very stylish I'm leaning to the shaker one and I love the red and white.
Great shows, just the last one to watch on catch up.
Well done to the winners.
Lydia
X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two fabulous cards. I love my perspective dies, so these are very inspiring. Love them both, but the shaker card just edges in as my favourite. February will be here before we know it. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love both of these cards, really couldn't choose a favourite. I enjoyed your shows yesterday, as always great demos.

Love Rosemarie X X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, two gorgeous cards!!! Second one pips it for me!!!
Pam glad you had a good time!!!
Congratulations to winners!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Annie Pennington said...

Love both cards Sue. If I was forced to choose one I think it would be the shaker. Love the colours you used.

I didn't find anyone at Port Sunlight show selling your dies yesterday Sue. It would be lovely if creative expressions had a stand there. I'm sure the products would be very popular.

Annie P
xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh wow those two cards are fabulous love the heart one and it would make a fabulous card for hubby on those special dates. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Two lovely cards. Congrats to the winners.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue two lovely cards WOW they are both beautiful. Shadow affect on the first card is very nice but my favourite has to be the shaker card . Congratulations to Tina T Karin's Art Scrap and thanks for picking me also . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends

Two beautiful cards I love them both. I don't have the love die but I have the happy one that I won on ur blog and I smile every time I use it knowing it came from u. I really like the poppies I think it might have to get it soon
Shows were amazing as always roll on next weekend for next instalment!! Xxx

Helen. Oh my u poor thing. I hope ur not too sore today after ur fall. Take it easy xx

Yvonne. Yes I'm very tempted after watching sue demo (no squeezing this time! ) lol
However I'd bought the snow globe die last week and I'm patiently waiting for my treat cups and white micro beads to arrive so I can make some shaker cards as they looked so pretty and fun. Xx

Pam. Glad u had a lovely time on ur hols it'll be nice seeing u at the top spot again it's not quite the same when ur not there lol xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Excuse the pun but I love these perspective dies, they are so useful.
Beverley W

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous cards,love the blue one
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol quinn

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards,both of them but the white one is my favourite,
Enjoyed your shows ,thank you
Congratulations to the winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

SueJ said...

Two lovely cards Sue,
Think the top one is my favourite, love the way you have lined the paper up.
I enjoy seeing the same die used in different ways.

Many congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prize.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. Both lovely in different ways so I can't pick a favourite. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards, I think I prefer No.2, but love the poppies
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, both cards are a lovely colour, I would love to receive any of them, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two lovely cards, the second is my favourite.
Congratulations to today's lucky winners.
Rosemary xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely cards both of them!
Congrats to the lucky winners this week!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both lovely but the shaker one is awesome, love it. Congrats to the winners

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Kate's Cards said...

They are both really cute! xxx

nattyboots said...

Two little beauties Sue, loving the shaker card , well done to your lucky winners.

Pam so pleased you had a good Holiday, I know what you mean about letting others have the chance, you are a girl after my own heart.Have a safe journey home.

Helen, what you like ???? hope you feel better today just take things slowly.

Marg, Migraines are awful hope you feel better today ?

Diane, and all you lovely people. thank you for your continued support for Andrew ,it means a lot.xx

Sending big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Good morning
Two cards to match the day: beautiful, think the red one is my kind of card I have never made a shaker card, one for the future.
Enjoy your day what ever you may be doing, relaxing after your shows??
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Two simple, but lovely cards.
Congratulations to the Weekly Comments winners.
Margaret xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue,

Two beautiful cards yet again. I especially love the 2nd one it's clean and simple spells ROMANTIC:-) Hugs, Ivy Cx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps congrats to today's winners!!! X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both but I especially like the little hearts used in the shaker card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two more great cards. Love them both, but I think the gorgeous paper pad colours just pip it to the post for me. Still have some shows to catch up on, but what I did see were brilliant as usual.

Tracy, Diane, Pam and June, thank you for the well wishes. Still sore today, but could have been a lot worse. My own fault for rushing around. June, I didn't hurt my shoulder stripping. I have some muscle tears and an inpingement and am awaiting a little op to fix it.

Have been very careless lately. This last week I have burnt my hand on the oven shelf ( then painfully pulled off the skin off it when drying my hands) managed to catch the knuckle of my thumb in my guillotine, and last night stuck the point of one of Sues poinsettia dies down my fingernail! Clumsy oaf! As my Dad would have said.

Well hubby is emulsioning the ceilings and parts of the wall on the stairs I could not reach, so it's back to banister stripping for me. Wish me luck for an uneventful day accident wise.

Marge, hope you get rid of your migraine and feel better soon.

Safe journey back Pam.

Congratulations to all today's winners.

Love Helen xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue, you've done it again and I can't decide on my favourite out of these two. Both totally different, also in colours. I love them both, but I suppose being a "red" person, the second one has a slight edge on it, if at all.
There you go.....
Still looking for the angel video.......
Hugs, Rose

Sue MacFall said...

L
ove the colours on both cards -they are really pretty.
Sue Mac

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Two fabulous cards today :-) Congratulations to the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I like the first card Sue with its cutout lining up again with where it came out off but i much prefer the second, clean and simple card as that is what love should be, clean and simple. Well i can live in dream world with that thought but if anyone actually lives this wonderful life please tell me. The second card would make a beautiful wedding card, valentines card or if i had the die, a beautiful first anniversary card for my special neice's 1st wedding anniversary while it is still just her and her husband before their baby is due next month. Thank you Sue for the wonderful inspiration that you give us each day because whether it is our taste or not we can always find some aspect of it that we can use or that we hadn't considered before, so i know that i really appreciate the time and inspiration that you put at our fingertips each day flower, so i will wish you a lovely day and see you tomorrow.
To the lucky ladies of this weeks prizes well done and i hope that you enjoy using them when you get them home.
Sending hugs to all my lovely Wilsonettes friends that are struggling or needing just someone to give that hug when they need it most, i hope that today will be a better day for you,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil village)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards, I think I like the second one best but they are both lovely.
Barbara v

craftynanna said...

Two glorious cards Sue it's hard to pick between them the are so lovely.
Congratulations to the blog winners enjoy your gifts. Hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Two glorious cards Sue it's hard to pick between them the are so lovely.
Congratulations to the blog winners enjoy your gifts. Hugs to all Johanna

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards today

Congratulations to the comment winners

June x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and gorgeous card Sue.
great idea agian that shaker card.

thank you for chosen my name as one of the winners and congratulations to the other winners.
going to email you now.
Gr Karin

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love them both

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Pretty Cards. I always think the Perspective dies are really good for male Cards. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Tina T, Karin's Art Scrap and Gloria Robey.

Best wishes

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, love the shaker one and I've made a shaker one with your happy die for my grandsons 13th birthday in a few weeks time. Congratulations to all the winners today especially Tina T

Sending caring hugs to all who need one
Love Pat

Pawprintx4 said...

These are beautiful...just perfect as you usually do. I like the first one and its unusual to see you use patterned paper but the blue, black and white are striking. Both would make fine Valentine's cards.
Stephanie K

Suebak said...

Both cards today are absolutely delectable. I love everything about them both. This LOVE die is one of my favourites and was a recent purchase. Thanks Sue.

Susan x

Laura O' Connor said...

two great cards ,love the shaker card ,so simple in style ,Laura O

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two really nice cards today. Much as I love shaker cards the first one does it for me with your gorgeous papers. I was interrupted whilst trying to watch your two later shows yesterday so I am hoping to be able to watch them properly this evening. It has been a lovely bright and sunny day here if a little on the chilly side but I was able to hang the washing out and have even managed some gardening - feeling pleased.

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

Frances

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, "Love" them. I really like that you show us two cards using the same die as it just shows how versatile these dies are. This die is on my wish list and is getting close to the top.
Enjoyed your shows on Hochanda but still have some to watch on Catch-up, so a treat to look forward too.
Wendyx

ursula said...

Wow, these are stunning Sue, you are such an inspiration...many thanks...luv Ursula xx

Eunice said...

Amazing cards Sue!! Love the versatility that these dies lend themselves to.

liz spooner said...

These are so pretty today Sue.xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What two striking cards today.
Congratulations to the three comment winners.
Pam hope you are safely home.
Thinking of all in pain and their carers.
Maureen xxx

CraftyJo said...

Two lovely cards, tfs :)

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to this week's trio of lucky comment game winners! Enjoy your prize!
I really love how you did the black shading on the first card and the second is absolutely darling!! I have yet to meet a shaker card that I didn't love!! TFS!

Leanne said...

Both lovely cards!

Theresa Pace said...

both lovely but i think the first one is just fab. that black shadow just makes the word pop as if it was cut out from same sheet of paper. hugs xx


Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
A more civilised hour than yesterday x
Love both of these cards. The perspective dies are fabulous (got them all) and there is so much you can do with them x
Card 1 is stunning as you have used your gorgeous papers and card 2 is fabulous because - well I love a shaker card. Thanks Sue for,as ever, amazing ideas that make our life so much easier x
Congratulations to today's winners and congratulations to Judy for yesterday x
Well my day started well. The sun was out so that was the green light for washing to hang on the line, lovely. I decided that I was feeling so excited after Sue's shows yesterday that I was going to have a bit of a crafty session. So a die cutting session commenced cutting out loads of Christmas bits and pieces. All was going well then disaster struck.
I got distracted by a text and all of a sudden there was an awful noise coming from my e bosser. I had put the plates in all wrong!! It was the right plates for the correct sandwich but I managed to put all the plates through the machine and my mini poinsettia Striplet came into contact with the rollers and consequently wound its way round the roller. The noise was unbelievable.
I didn't even think about the fact that I had probably completely annihilated my e bosser. I was more upset that I had completely ruined my Striplet beyond recognition.
OK I will admit it - I burst into tears!! I know pathetic! After a coffee and a sulk I went back to the disaster area to examine the evidence and work out my next course of action.
Peering into the slot of my e bosser all I could see was bits of broken metal poking out from the top roller. It was true. My mini poinsettia Striplet had suffered a very painful and noisy demise!
Won't bore you with all the gory details of the delicate operation of trying to save my faithful embossing companion! I am pleased to tell you that I did actually manage to get all the metal 'bits' out and my e bosser seems fine (fingers crossed). I cut my finger quite badly because the bits of completely mangled die were so sharp. It has only just stopped bleeding (after 2 hours).
So apart from that it's been a good day. Lol. On the bright side I did manage to get a lot of die cutting done but unfortunately no mini poinsettia Striplet will be adorning my cards and I am gutted x
Pam - presume you are home now. I know you have had a lovely holiday but if you are anything like me you will enjoy being back in your own bed x
Helen - ouch. You sound like a liability! I think your participation in chores should be of a supervisory capacity. I think that would be safer. Lol. Seriously though - take it easy x
Tina - lovely to hear that you week has been special. I hope the hospital visit goes well x
June - weren't the shows fab? So excited for the arrival of my ODS. Need something to console me after today's mishap x
Laine - hope you have finished throwing your toys out of the pram! No good throwing a tantrum and behaving like a petulant child. I can't help being popular! Are you enjoying your fix of sequins, lycra and firm bottoms? I am. Speak soon x
OK lovely people I am exhausted after my emotional day so bath and bed for me x
Sending lots of love to everyone specially Tracy, Wheely, Fluffy, Lorraine, Lynda, Myra, Maureen, Maria, Deb C, Norah, Tina (and Mick), P, Elaine (and Andrew), Lesley S, Jane F and all of my bestest blog buddies x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Princess P
Yvonne x

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Love both cards Sue, my fav. though is the second one. Still
got to make a shaker card one day. Trying to get into rut
after holiday but it seem to take a few days :)

Congratulations to the comment winners, especially Tina x

Helen- jeez,hope you not in to much pain after your fall, take care x
Yvonne- omg. don't care about die or machine as long you are alright.
Very long time for the bleeding to stop. Please take it easy.
Sending you a big hug x
Tina and Mick- hope you weekend was ok ,hugs x
Elaine- good Andrew's first chemo went ok. Wishing him all the luck x
Tina and Peter- hope the change goes alright, hugs x
Tracy- hope you had a good weekend and did some fun, hugs x
Julie Laz- hope you are doing fine, look after yourself x
Pam- hope you drive back home was fine and you now can rest tonight
before being in the first place tomorrow morning. It's not the same
when you not :) Hope you have some lovely photos and memories from
the holiday,hugs x
Lorraine- take care and hope the cold want make you too bad. You do
feel it in the whole body when it is raw, sending you some hugs x
Laine- hope you are alright. Can't believe it is nearly 2 weeks since
you were down South. Sure the people of Sterling missed you and of course
your four paws. many hugs x
Wheelybad- hope is not the horrid migraine's that keeping you away,
take care and gentle hugs to you and Billy x

Sending hugs and well wishes to all who need one and to
my many friends, take care all
Maria x


Vie Carter said...

Lovely cards, caught the shows yesterday very good as always

Vie
x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have just bought the happy die ready to make my granddaughters 10th birthday card so thank you for the shaker card inspiration its brilliant.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Although I am not a big fan of the word dies I really like the second card Sue, it's very romantic.
Will catch up tomorrow so sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I really love these two beautiful cards. Your ""love" die set is wonderful. It is on my huge long wish list. I do have your "Happy" set and your "Smile" set which I absolutely love. They are so versatile and such fun to play with !!! I love the first card with your beautiful papers on and those wonderful heart spray dies. Not forgetting to mention your gorgeous poppy dies !!! ( They are my favourite "go to" flowers at the moment ) Sue but then I do love your second card with the shaker "love" and the beautiful little hearts in it. I think this one looks more clean and simple but really beautiful !!! If I had to choose a favourite I think it would be the second card, the shaker one. Perfect for Valentine's Day. Your shows were amazing yesterday. I saw them all and recorded them all to so that I can watch them again !!! I have just finished my sisters Birthday card and I now have to start a Birthday card for my Steve to. After that I am free to make some Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing two beautiful cards today. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky comment game winners especially my lovely crafty friend Gloria Robey love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Tressa said...

Well, not long finished the first evening p's parching on my course. Officially we finish at nine but, in reality, we rarely finish before midnight although tonight was early for us. I guess age is catching up on us and we no longer have the staying power. At my first residential we were all still up at gone one in the morning!

This basically explains why the comment is so late in appearing!!!

I usually find it difficult to choose between cards when you offer two for us because they are, invariably, both excellent. However, in this case, I think the blue one is really striking. I may not have the dies but I do have the pad so will have to see if I can produce something similar because I like it so much.

Teresa

Lynda's craft's said...

Good eveni Sue & every
Love both cards both GorgeouS I love al the perspective dies.
I have the HUG'S die & used it for my hubbies birthday I made it into a shaker card.
Using Pixie powder background.
Love & Hug's Lynda BrockXx

Helen OMG what are you like hope your feeling better & less painfull take care.

Princess pixie what are you doing crushing Sue's dies then nearly slicing your thumb off & bleeding all over the place.
For two hours glad it stopped now though. Also pleased you didn't brake Your Ebosser cheaper to buy a new die rather than a new Ebosser.
Take care my friend xx

PAM glad you enjoyed your holiday & back home safe.see you on top tomorrow.xx

TRACY hope you had a good weekend look forward to seeing your Snowglobe cards.
Sending big Hug's xx

TIna & Mick hope hope all's well with MIKE.hug's xx

Tina & Peter hope the change goes well Hug's xx

ELAINE glade Andrews first chemo went well Big Hug's xx

Weelybad hope your not suffering Migrains sending Big Hug's & cuddles for Billy xx

Laine hope your not pining for Princess Pixie
as MARIA said two week gone since you was at PIXI palace sending Hug's xx


Lynda's craft's said...

Sorry CONGRATLATIONS to the three winners.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I have been away for the weekend and have just finished catching up with the Blog. Tomorrow I can hopefully catch up with your shows.
We had a gorgeous walk along the beach at Seaford today in glorious sunshine and very little wind. It really was great to feel the sun and could hardly believe we are now in October.
I love both your cards today, the first one using your fabulous papers and the second Shaker card with the lovely touches of red.
I was sorry to hear of Princess P's disaster with her striplet and am keeping my fingers crossed the machine will be ok. Thanks too for remembering me from our close encounter with Sue at AP!
Hope to get some more Christmas Cards made this week.
Sending my good wishes to everyone.
Lesley S x 💐💐💐

Littlelamb said...

congratulations to all the winners. Two lovely cards today. If was amazing when I opened your blog to see the poppies with the heart sprays as I had just finished a card with the poppies and heart sprays in the same corner if the card. Thank you for sharing. Managed to watch all your shows on Catchup now.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm late again! Two really lovely cards today . The first one is my favourite though! I love the way you have used your papers! I don't have the Love Die but have the Happy one! Thank you once again for the inspiration! I've still got Shows to watch on Catch up!
Princess Pixie - what a tale of woe! Really sorry about your Poinsettia Striplet but it could have been much worse! I'm so pleased your machine is still working! Sorry too about your finger! I didn't realise that having Laine to visit had had such a bad effect on your nerves! : ) !
Hope you are safely home Pam!
Love to all friends on the blog!
Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I know i am late again but not had a great day, but tablets taken, had some sleep and now wide awake lol. Your two cards are beauties same die but totally different. The first is gorgeous with your beautiful papers and your stunning poppies and the second for its clean and simple lines but most of all for your beautiful ribbon and bow. Would make a fantastic valentines card. Thanks for all your great shows on Saterday with all your beautiful sample cards, and with all your hints, tips and techniques. Looking forward to next weeks shows to see what you can tempt us crafters with lol. Hope you have had a nice and relaxing Sunday after all your hard work getting your show ready then doing all your demos. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
both so pretty today, love the embellishments and colors of both - too close to pick a favorite
congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prizes
hugs
Muriel X

Sandy H said...

Two lovely designs. Love your papers on the first one but the colours of the second are more to my taste.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Princess Pixie, you don't do things by half, do you? Hope your finger is ok.
Take care everyone.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good morning Sue

Two lovely cards, blue is one of my favourite colours, and I do like the blue card, though I do prefer the white one the best .

Congratulations to the winners.

Everyone else have a lovely day. For those not having such a good day, take care.

Dorothy from Baldock
xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Missed these on post, both absolutely gorgeous but think the purple one edges it for me with its contemporary feel.

Congrats the winners

Susan White said...

Both great cards but I really love the blue one, and I'm amazed at how you have matched the patterns! X

Pussycats said...

Stunning cards Sue and its hard to pick which one I love the best. As always you have a great eye for colour.

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

gorgeous cards!
Fiki

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card as always,Hope you all have a good day and weekend I will be in hospital having my operation if it isn't cancelled again
Take care all lots of love
Sharon
xxx