Sunday, 30 October 2016

Double Noble Sunday

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a double bill of Noble dies for today's blog post.  First up are the Ovals.  I started by embossing a piece of white card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder for some background texture.  Next I cut the "frames" with the oval dies in three different sizes, but with each one of these, rather than keeping the dies equal distance apart, I pulled one side together to create a sort of elliptical frame.  With each set of these, I inked them while they were still in the die using Barely Nude Colour Cloud.  I removed the dies and added mounting foam to each of the frames.  I seated them on  my background with the thinner edges on top of each other so they appear to be radiating outwards from that point.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags and lightly inked it as well.  I seated the sentiment across the frames then created a flower using the Perfect Peony die.  I inked the edges with the same colour and then "sugared" it with Iced Snow.  I seated the flower on the end of the strip with some Lace Edged leaves and Dandelion Clocks as accents. I added a side view butterfly from the Magical Butterfly set cut out of coconut white card as a finishing touch to the outer frame edge.  I completed the card with a white on white pierced mat and layer.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






Card number two uses the Double Pierced Noble Circle Set B dies.  I started this card exactly the same way with a white Jacobean Floral embossed background (yes I do like that folder! LOL)  Next I cut a large frame out of black card using the Circles.  While the card was still in the die, I carefully moved it on to the Jacobean Floral folder with the cutting edge of the die away from the folder.  I covered it with a tan mat and several pieces of card as a shim and then added the raspberry adaptor plate.  Leaving the folder open, I ran it through the Platinum machine to emboss just the centre area on the frame.  Before removing it from the die, I lightly rubbed it with Enchanted Gold Gilding wax to enhance the design.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame.  I embossed a piece of vintage gold card with the same folder and rubbed it with Midnight Gilding Wax.  I buffed it then seated the frame over it and trimmed the excess away.  I stamped a sentiment then created a frame from the Belgian tag out of gold and black card and seated it over the sentiment, then added it to the centre of the card.  As a floral accent, I cut enough Exquisite Poppies out of gold card too create five flowers and I arranged them on the circular frame, seating them with black jute bows and olive branch leaves.  The card was completed with white, black and gold mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8"in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Marion Scott!!!
Sue J!!!
Gwen 70!!!

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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149 comments:

hettygarlick said...

What beautiful cards! I especially like the first one with the ovals - such beautiful colours.

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards, perfect both but no 1 is my fav, it would make a stunning wedding card.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Elaine, I hope you feel better today, you and the family have had such a traumatic time, it will take it out on you, please take care.
June, good news that you are feeling less sore but so sorry you have had problems with staff, I wish some of them would remember that patients are there in pain and poorly and not just a number to them, thank goodness the majority of nursing staff have a true vocation.
Tina, happy news that Peter is regaining some of his mobility and has been back in his man cave.
Sharon, agree with physio, watch that wound but well done on progress.
Well wishes to all poorly and missing friends, Tina and Mick, Laine and Mum, Lorraine, PP, Betty, Wheeley, Lynda.
Wendy, good luck on job hunt but have some me time too.
Tracey, good luck for tomorrow, you will do great I'm sure but don't overdo it.
Hugs to all

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards but I do love th first one. Congratulations to the lucky winners
Nancyd xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful cards and quite unusual. I think my number one choice is the first card but they are both gorgeous.

Barbara V

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but today number two gets my vote as favourite.
Congratulations to the winners.

auscrafts said...

Two beautiful cards ,the first one is my favourite

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards again today. I especially love the one with the ovals. Thanks Sue.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the eliptical ovals. Such a clever idea. TFS.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the color combos! And I spy my favorite Lace Edged Leaves on the first card!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
The No.1 gets my vote today but they are both stunning cards.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Double Sunday smiles to you, you big tease lol. I need, I want, I must get as soon as my numbers come up both these dies. How long have I been moaning and groaning about how important these are to me (I know, far too long) but just look what you can do with them for goodness sake ! Oh Sue you have given us 2 gorgeous cards this morning, black and gold are meant for each other, but it makes me even more frustrated that I'm not going to be able to own any more of these Nobles until next year - boohoo.
So double hugs are heading your way, slightly damp from my tears of frustration, and I wish you a great day.
Many congrats to the 3 winning ladies enjoy playing with your gift.
Today I shall be back to my festive order - the cards I'd chosen to do for each order had been carefully selected from your inspiration but not a copy just to give me ideas have now completely changed lol and I thought I was so well prepared, oh well, isn't it a woman's perogative to change her mind ? Why do I not make things easier for myself ?!!!!
Look forward to tomorrow ☺ xxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards, Sue, saw a sample you did on one of the shows similar to the first but with circles and loved it. Clever idea. Made me buy a circle set of nobles. Love the second too. All favourite colours so a great double day, thank you.
Forgot it was 'clocks' so have been up (like Pam no doubt) since 4.15, utter madness, especially as cats then think it's breakfast time. Not (but just a few treats to the pesterers!).
Tracy - will be thinking of you tomorrow - guess there will be a lot of happy colleagues and customers pleased to see you back. Just take it easy.
Well done to the three comment winners.
Hugs to all who need them.

'P' in Wales

Marion Bull said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue and what a clever use of dies! Now I've got to go and buy another set of dies too or put it on my Christmas list! And that gets longer and longer!

Maggie B xx

Kitty Davies said...

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards Sue.

Margreet said...

Both are gorgeous, but number 2 is striking!
xxx Margreet

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards, the embossing folder is gorgeous and on my never ending 'list' lol! The dandelion dies are among my most used of all my finishing touches dies. What a fabulous idea to offset the ovals, I received my oval Noble Dies from SET yesterday so I'm lucky enough to own sets 1 of the round and oval dies, now saving for the sets B.
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two amazing cards but I especially love the way you've created the elliptical frames on the first one.
Does anyone else wish they'd stop messing about with the clocks? At least I've made good use of getting up at 3.05 by watching lots of Sue's shows that I have kept on the magic box. Last day of school hols today so back to work in the morning.
Congratulations to the weekly winners. Tracy, good luck for tomorrow but don't overdo things. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue, but no1 is my favourite. JJxx

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue , but no1 is my favourite. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

Debra K. said...

Two lovely cards today! My favourite has to be the first as the design is so different with the oval frames and such a lovely colour combination too. The peony is the perfect finishing touch. I like the second's design but I'm not so keen on the colours as much.
Congratulations to the card winners! Debra x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Happy Sunday!!!!
Love both of the cards today,never thought of using ovals like that. Nor embossing whilst die in situ like no 2, can't pick a winner today.
Congratulations to the Wednesday winners xx
Pam, yes Peter is feeling a bit better, but leg and foot still swollen.
June Smith - the nurses often treat you as a number not a human being - it's the targets and turnarounds . Continue with your recouparation just takes time!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them
Tina T xxxx

Chris Curry said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. I love the embossing folder you have used for the background. Think the second one is my favourite but difficult to choose really. These dies are on my wish list. Thank you. Xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today I would never have thought to use the oval dies in that way, but shall do in the future.
Congratulations to the winners
Maggie

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two exquisite cards today, totally different but stunning in each style. The second one is very opulent & the first one is very crisp & fresh. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Yvonne xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx hazel

lilian said...


Hello Sue, two wonderful designs, love the colour of the first card better, as I don't do much black.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. The second one, black and gold, is very dramatic but I love the first with the elliptical ovals. Lovely card.
Congratulations to the three winners.
Tracey good luck with your first day back.
Best wishes to everyone. Xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow two stunning cards and oh so different. Now why have I never thought of cutting to one side like the first card as it fab. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Two stunning cards today, which would be great for any occasion. Congratulations to all the lucky winners x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. I love how you've cut the ovals in the first one; and I love the embossed frame in the second card. So many clever ideas.
B xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards, but the first is definitely my favourite. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Love to all, Alison xx

stitchingranny said...

Both beautiful cards Sue, but I especially like the first one with the oval dies radiating out. This effect gives it a very modern twist and with dark colours would make a lovely man's card, or with bright funky colours, something even a teenager would love.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What stunning cards!...love your elliptical ovals, they remind me of horseshoes so would be perfect for a wedding card and the black, white and gold in the second design is very striking, that gilded and embossed circle really jumps out at you!...

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners...

Izzy

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I love the way you made those ovals on the top card, will be trying that, looks fabulous. Congrats to the winners

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue , especially the first one.

Anne (Northampton)

doreenj said...



Two gorgeous cards, but the first wins hands down!!!




Doreen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue. I just love these cards, especially the first one. Love how you have cut the ovals and will certainly be copying this.
Wendyx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love both cards and what a brilliant idea on the first card to change the shape of the dies, I would never have thought of this, You are so clever. love Jean Z xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Love the elliptical circles, Sue. What a simple but very effective idea.
Many thanks for 2 super cards.
Sue Mac

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these cards are gorgeous. I love all the dies my wish list just got a lot longer. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Lovely to see the Noble dies used and in an unusual orientation, something that I wouldn't have thought about. Beautiful cards, thank you for the great inspiration.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Wendy L said...

What a brilliant idea with the Oval dies, they all look wonderful. xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
You did a card similar when I first joined the blog, way back when, but these are outstanding .
Love how you have used the Embossing Folder to enhance the Black card!
Both Beautiful cards Sue!
Congratulations to the three winners.
Tracey good luck with your first day back will be thinking of you!
Love Marg

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards-each have something gorgeous about them yet are so very different.

Michele

PharmacyMichele said...

Forgot to say-Congrats to the comments winners.

Michele

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two stunning cards and I love how you have used the oval dies to give another shape.
Thank you so much for choosing me as one of this weeks winners. Congratulations also to Sue and Gwen.
Marion S x

Karen Drew said...

Two gorgeous cards. I love how you have changed the shap of the oval frame on the first card. Ingenious.
Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two amazing cards, love them both. The offset ovals is a fantastic design, great shade of orange/peach with the colour cloud. The black and gold is very dramatic. Congratulations to the comment game winners. Have a great day. Bx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today but I think I'm in the minority as the second one is my favourite! I thought that's a pretty die used inside the circle until I read you had embossed it in the frame and gilded it! Amazing. It looks so pretty. I must give that a go but will keep saying to myself, don't close the embossing folder! I can see why this one is a favourite!
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mick Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew June Betty and Sharon. Tracey my lovely lady good luck tomorrow and make sure you have lots of tissues with you this week as your customers and colleagues will be so pleased to see you back and I think there may be a few tears. Get plenty of rest when you get home though, we know you are superwoman but even she needs a sit down and a cup of tea sometimes! Sending a big hug xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Two beautiful cards this morning , I love them both. I really love the colours of peach and cream together.
Congrats to the winners and hugs and well wishes all round. Wendy

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards today Sue, really must invest in those oval dies, lovely surprise to see I am a winner of the comment game, thank you so much Gwen xx

Theresa said...

Good Sunday morning to you too Sue and all your crafty crew
I do love a two for one day and you are spoiling us with them
Have to say the first card is my fav So inspired as usual you think outside the box
Congrats to all the winners. Enjoy your prize
June keep putting one foot in front of the other you will get there all be it slowly
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love black and gold together.
To the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

SueJ said...

Two lovely cards again Sue, love the way you find so many ways to use the dies.
Your descriptions as to how you made them is really good, thank you.

Shocked to see I'm a comment game winner, many thanks Sue.

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely cards Sue. Congratulations to the winners.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Rosemary xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two stunning cards, I couldn't choose a favourite, they are both equally stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Wow and Wow! Love the way you have used the Noble Ovals, both cards are great though!

Thank you and congratulations to the blog winners and craftihappiness to everyone,

Pearl xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh goodness 2 beautiful cards today, I so love all the noble dies and what you have created with the first one is my favourite, I must have a go at this when I get a chance. Perhaps you could do a video of it or demo it on Hochanda please.

Well breakfasted, showered and exercises done, it is amazing how every day you do something that you could not do the day before, night time sleeping is still not right yet but is getting there, thank you all for your kind thoughts and wishes. Theresa G they call me a tortoise but I will win the race you watch.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes.

Tina T have you tried putting an ice pack on Peter's swollen leg and foot, they told me at the hospital to purchase a couple of very cheap packets of frozen peas and keep reusing them wrapped in a tea towel, it certainly brought the swelling down for a while, it might work or might not but worth a try. Also it was just 1 agency night nurse who hurt me dreadfully, everyone else were fantastic and I cannot fault them, shame that there has to be one, but in my opinion she should not have been on a ward at night if she could not help the patients, I think it comes down to money each time, anyway that is another story.

Tracey, Diane G hit the nail on the head with her comments this morning, have the tissues handy but more importantly know that you are one special lady and you will have a wonderful welcome back, enjoy but rest when you get home, your emotions will be up and down like a yo-yo. hugs xx

Sharon, well done on progress.

Wendy, hope you have some luck with the job hunting, I know it is hard in this day and age but also have some me time too.

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

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards. Love this dies.

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards and clever use of the dies.
Congrats to the winners.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards I really like the first one the oval dies look really good
Congratulations to the winners
Kathy B x

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue,
two stunners today and just for once, the first one has the tiniest of edges over the black and gold creation. But they're absolutely gorgeous, both of them.
And best of all, I've got them so thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs, Rose

June Horrocks said...

Two beauties today sue love them both the dies are great what you can do with them is awsum thank you sue
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue
Two beautiful cards this morning!
I have to say the first one is my favourite because of the lovely Barely Nude Colour Cloud you have used, the gorgeous flower spray and the effect you have achieved by offsetting the Ovals.
I also love the second card and the dies you have used but have to say I am visualising the beautiful card made up with my colour preferences.
Lesley S x

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards, love the 1st.

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww.... Amazing both the cards!! Great layouts on both, and love the details! The poppies and the noble frame in the second one are just stunning, these die sets are in my wishlist for Christmas LOL :D

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two stunning cards today, I can't choose. But can do happy dance be Use I had the oval and the circle dies for my birthday, so I can now try all those lovely things with them.

Love Rosemarie X X

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful cards, first one is my favourite.
Annette x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two superb cards today the first is my favourite I love the colours & the way you've arranged the ovals what a clever idea!
Good luck to Tracey for tomorrow I'm sure you're colleagues will be delighted to have you back I hope your day goes well
Congratulations to today's winners

nattyboots said...

Two beautiful cards Sue , especially the 1st one, so pretty.
Well done to the lucky winners.

June, hope you had a better night .

Lynne, hope you went and got that raffle ticket ?.

Tracy will be thinking about you Tomorrow , you will be fine. x

Pam , I am better than yesterday thanks, i suffer with Diverticulitis and have a flare up now and again { at least i know what it is } it will calm down in a day or two hopefully , if not i will go on a liquid diet for a few days ,and hope that puts it right .

Andrew is doing the best ever now that his tummy pains have gone , he has come to the conclusion that the blockage was building up before the treatment started { his consultant said he thought it was a Tissue build up due to everything healing. } he had his 3rd treatment on Friday and apart from feeling tired and a rash { from head to toe } he feels good.
Thank you all for your kind words and good wishes .

Sending big hugs to all.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards, I love how you have placed the oval dies to give this gorgeous effect.
Congratulations to todays winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Both elegant and classy these show how versitile your dies are. I don't have a favourite how could anyone choose!
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, wow two beautiful cards today and I love ellipse ovals they make a really fabulous designs and the second card with that circle is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two absolutely gorgeous cards love how you have stepped the oval dies lovely.

Congratulations to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the lovely Wilsonettes
2 Gorgeous cards but would love a video on how you did the oval shape card as love that design, love the black one as well.
I must have watched nearly all Sue's videos she has made now while im recuperating.
June pleased to hear your slowly on the mend, take one day at a time, sorry to hear the nurses are like that, I was very lucky while i was in hospital as they were really nice.
Lots of love and healing hugs to all you poorly people, take care and get well soon
All my love to all
Sharon
xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue two cards again today you're spoiling us . Love both cards . Can't decide both are full of different ideas. Thank you . Congrats to all winners.Gloria ( sidcup) xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

The first card is stunning and I like how you used the Colour Cloud, but, when I saw the second card I thought W O W!!!!!! Two stunningly, beautiful creations!

June x

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. 2 really stunning cards today but I would have to say that the first one is my favourite. Yes, you guessed it, I really like a-symmetrical designs. What a really original idea for using oval frames. I love the colour schemes on both cards.

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Two stunning cards again this morning. The first one is beautiful with the ovals and colouring. The second one is very elegant and dramatic in its colours. Cant pick a favourite as i love them both. Congrats to all the lucky comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

rosiejt said...

What a great idea to use the ovals as in the first card. Definitely one to try!

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous cards!
Love the way you have arranged the oval dies on the first one - a great idea!
The second one is so pretty and dramatic with its colour combo - impossible to pick a favorite today :))

Catherine Lyons said...

Two very pretty cards and two very different cards .i just love the Cream and Peach one .enjoy your day Sue xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Two very pretty cards and two very different cards .i just love the Cream and Peach one .enjoy your day Sue xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. I love them both. The first so pretty yet elegant. The second dramatic and classy. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards. I like the drama of the second but love the way in which you have used the oval dies on the first. Someone mentioned about your showing a similar method using circles, I missed some of your shows so will have to do a bit of mind reading to play with my own circle dies and see how they play out as I don't have the ovals.

Teresa

CraftyJo said...

Lovely cards, wouldn't like to have to pick a favourite :)

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue two beautiful cards both for the colours used and the flowers, I couldn't choose one over the other. Love from Jackie xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely cards especially the first one. Think it's the colour which appeals to me.
Jan
Northampton

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue
Stunning cards what a great idea useing the dies in a different way love it .
Thank you
jeanie .e.

Helen Bell said...

Hi sue and everyone

Two lovely cards today. I love the circle embossing on the second card, but i especially like the first card using the ovals. It's so pretty, and I do have a big soft spot for ovals. You have been very clever in using them like this.

Tracy, Good luck and very best wishes for tomorrow, I'm sure it will all be ok, and soon it will be like you have never been away. However, please take note of what some of the others have said. Take it easy and don't overdo it. X

June sending hugs for a swift recovery. X

Love Helen xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Fab cards xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. I particularly like the first one, it is just that little bit different.
Margaret xx

redfox said...

These are such lovely cards. I have several of the noble dies so I think I might have a go at the first one. They are so lovely Sue, thanks for sharing your talents with us. Love to everyone Sarah

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Like them both. Oval and circle dies on my list for the NEC next weekend to go with squares and rectangles I already have.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are gorgeous,how clever to do the first one like that.
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Scottydog said...

Two more stunners today, how you keep coming up with the ideas I just don't know, but thank you Sue. The first card with the elliptical circles is a brilliant idea & so many of us are going to try it, think you may have started a trend! Also like the way you have coloured them in the die. Think this has to be my favourite, but number two is also so striking & love the way you have embossed it in the die. Another example of the versatility of your dies.

Congratulations to the comment winners. Enjoy your surprise.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, love the elliptical ovals and I must remember to use some of my older dies, haven't used the dandelion clocks in a long time. I also really want to get your noble circles and the olive branch, perhaps add them to my Santa list!! Congratulations to all the winners today
Tracy all the best for tomorrow, I'm sure everyone will be delighted to see you back xx

Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Suebak said...

Your first card has a real elegance about it - very apt as it has been produced using your Noble dies. As for your second card, I find it quite captivating! Thanks for the ideas that keep coming.

Susan x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are stunning x
Love yesterdays card - thanks for demo - got the die so will be attempting to fraudulently reproduce this gorgeous card x
June - been dancing yet? Hugs x
Tracy - another milestone. Take it easy though x
Laine - look forward to a catch up when up to it x
Sorry - another brief comment x
Happy thoughts and lots of love to all specially my Besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Brenda Lello said...


Hello Sue,

Two very beautiful cards today, I love them both, sorry I can't pick a favourite. As they are both really gorgeous.
Love Brenda XXX

Nanny Jo said...

Two very beautiful cards today, Sue, but I especially love the way you have used the oval dies. They are currently sitting at the top of my wish list, and i may have to buy them for myself as Christmas still seems so far away.... :( Jo x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Two very elegant cards today with awesome techniques. I especially like the Barely Nude and white one. Thanks for reminding me that I can emboss a die cut while still in the die with the reminder to leave the embossing folder OPEN with the cutting edge AWAY from the folder! I like the look, but I keep forgetting I can do this. Happy Halloween!

Eunice said...

Two very interesting cards today Sue. Love the embossing folder that you used. Liked how you off set the ovals in the first card. Thanks for the awesome ideas.

Pawprintx4 said...

These are both beautiful. I would choose the second as my favorite but it is probably the colors used. The flowers are gorgeous on both cards. I do love the novel way the oval dies were used on the first card. Great Sunday offering. You brighten my day! Thank you.
Stephanie K, USA

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Two stunning cards the circles and poppies are top of my list for the NEC on Friday must dust off my body armour any stall that sells your dies get packed out and you have to fight through the throngs of Sue Wilson fans. Tracey will be thinking about you tomorrow. Have to go now can hear dripping water my husband is doing some DIY

Sam Smithard said...

To My Truly Wonderful Friend Sue,
I Must Say I Really Love "Double Card Days" I Know Its Hard Work For You But
For Us It's Just Awesome To Have You Share Your Tremendous Cards And In Some Cases Video's
Going Through Your Tutorial's Step By Step, Leaving Nothing Out, And Willing To Share Everything.
With Us Your Tips And Technique's To Make Life Easier.
Thank You For Sharing Sue I Truly Appreciate Everthing You Do.....
Well I Must Say Like Steph I Just Love The Dies You've Used The Oval Noble Dies Plus The Noble Circle Dies,
Both Stunning Dies I Love The Tremendous "Jacobean Embossing Folder" You've Used On Both Cards Extremely Striking
I Love The Soft Delicate Colour Palette Of Card Number One Also The Very Beautiful Flower.
But Card Number Two Is Just So Truly Exquisite, Rich, And Opulent, Like Yourself I Love Black On Cards, I Love The Black
With The Gold Also The Stunning Poppies.
I've Been Making Christmas Cards Many Colours But The One's Myself And Lyndon, Prefer Are "The Cottages" Where I've Cut
The Sky In Black Or The Fabulous Rich Navy (Its The New Line Of Foundation Card With The Fabulous Shine, I Really Wish It Came In Deep Red And Deep Green) Then I Have Placed White Stars And Moon On The Sky......
Take Care Sue
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Willsonettes, Congratulations To This Weeks Three Lucky Comment Gift Winners Enjoy Ladies.....

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards. The first is a genius idea, I don't think I would have been able to work out how you had made it. I am blown away. The second is also a great idea. to emboss the card while still in the die. I love the rich colouring and your pretty Poppies. Very inspiring thanks for sharing these brilliant ideas.

Congratulations Marion Scott, Sue J and Gwen 70.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these cards are awesome but number one definitely outshines the second one! Absolute perfection! I love how unique it is and that it can easily be tweaked to fit any age, sex or event! LOVELOVELOVE!!!!
I just noticed that you only need 4 more followers for the next blog candy drawing! My fingers are crossed super tight as I would love to have all that eye candy headed my way!
Congratulations to this week's comment game winners! Enjoy your prizes!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm sorry I've been missing for a few days but we went to visit our younger son and daughter in law! I decided that I wasn't going to go on any black gas while I was away! I only go on three!!! I have pinned all the lovely cards , however, some things just have to be done!!
I have really loved all the cards and today's are no exception. The second one is my favourite - but only just!
I haven't read all the comments either! God Bless Pam! She is a Star! Thanks again!
PP - you are just above me , so I saw yours! So very sorry you are still struggling! I hope you feel a lot better very soon! X
Tracy - all the very very best for tomorrow! I'm sure you will be tired but I hope too that you enjoy seeing lots of people who will have missed you very much! Look forward to hearing how you get on! X
Norah - hope you have a great day at the Show! You will be tired but I'm sure you will feel it has been worth it! X
Sorry I forgot to let you know Sue! X
Love to all, Myra xx

Agnes Kieler said...

I really love the second card so fantastic ...its rally outstanding how you compose all the elements.Fantastic job- Agnes

Marietta said...

Hello Sue, I have been lurking around your site and I am amazed at how you can take a few pieces of metal, some glitter, glue and ink and turn them into a work of art!! I love your site and the inspiration you give to me and others less talented. I would have never thought to use the oval dies as you did. A lovely card as all you do seem to be. Thank you for all you do.
Wishing you a beautiful day, Marietta

Littlelamb said...

Love both of these cards. Cannot choose between them. Thank you for sharing them with us.

ursula said...

Wow wow wow two real stunners for today, just love that first card, most unusual...luv Ursula xx

Barbara (C) said...

The first card for me.It is a stunning elegant card..Of course the second is not far behind in choice

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Many thanks for treating us to another double day, you put so much effort in on our behalf and i just want you to know how much it is appreciated...sometimes I don't know where i would be without your blog and superb ideas, my mojo disappeared years ago, never to be seen again and i rely upon you more than i probably should. Your Noble dies are fantastic staples that have many strings to their bows as highlighted by these two fabulous examples of your genius. It's difficult, as always, to choose a favourite since they both have features that sing to me. Number one is lovely, the way you have arranged the ovals is just so cool and one to try for the future, and seeing the return of the peonies was a treat since they must be, along with the pierced flags, my most used die. Number two's colouring is so rich and striking, i love black and gold. I'm not surprised that you're loving the Jacobean EF, it's stunning and provides an eye catching backdrop to any card. Interesting how you have embossed the card with the die still in place, i'd really like a demo of this technique if possible at some point. Stunning results with both cards my dear, you never fail to impress.
I've had a really ropey week, been super busy but had to contend with a savage migraine which made even the simplest of tasks a strain:-( Thankfully, it has shown signs of easing and i feel almost human again, but i have felt terribly guilty at missing the blog and telling Sue just how fabulous she is. As a consequence, my recollection of everyone's news is sketchy at best and if it wasn't for our wonderful Pam i would be lost without a paddle:-)
I went to bed early last night, at 11pm....or 10 if you take the clocks changing into account....because Darcey was refusing to go out for her nightly constitutional. It has been a problem these past days, i wonder if she is upset about something or frightened but short of throwing her out i have little option but to hope that her bladder will hold through the night and take her to bed. Last night she woke me at 1am then an hour and a half later to get back in so i was grateful for that extra hour in bed this morning....what to do with her tonight though?:-(
Tracy, good luck tomorrow, hope you're not too nervous. Remember to pace yourself to begin with, it will be great to see so many welcoming faces amongst staff and customers though, enjoy.
Yvonne, missing you honey, good luck with the GP appointment this week, hope it helps and you feel better soon. Hugs
June, hope you and your bionic knee are faring well and that your sleeping has improvedxxx
Elaine, hope you're feeling better soon too.
Huge hugs to all who are suffering or are carers.
Cuddles to my besties, Pam,P, Pat, Wheely,Maria,Deb C, Myra, Maureen, Theresa, Lynda and all the rest of the girlsxxx

Laine1972xxx

Hellma said...

love both your cards sue.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
You really had me guessing with the first card, I just didn't recognise the dies. What a fabulous effect you achieved by positioning the dies off centre - love it.
Regards
Dorianne

Janet Wilson said...

Two fab cards. I especially like the way you have used the ovals in the first card.

liz spooner said...

Lovely cards Sue, I prefer the colours of the second one but they are both beautiful.xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Two very different but equally beautiful cards Sue, I just love your dies and colour choices x x x

Jean said...

So gorgeous!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two fabulous cards sue x it amazes me how you transform even the simplest of dies into something beautiful x thankyou once again for your inspiration x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Tracy will be thinking of you tomorrow x try not to push yourself too much and there will be no shame in adking for help x sending a big hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic cards both fabulous I like the first one a little more like the way you have changed the ovals great cards. Laura O

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two stunning cards. SueL x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, both of these cards are beautiful and the techniques you have used are inspiring. The first one is my favourite, probably because of the colours as well as the style.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Tracy - wishing you good luck tomorrow, I hope your bosses allow you to ease back in gently. When you get home you should put your feet up and have a cup of tea (or a glass of something stronger lol) and get plenty of rest.

Frances

Theresa Pace said...

the second card is stunningly striking. love it. the second one tiptoes in. love what you have done with the ovals. one to try, hugs xx

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Sorry been missing but life, health and other things do take
over at times. I have seen your cards from the last few days
and they are all wonderful with glitter, gilding flakes and
lovely dies have been made into fantastic cards. Thank you Sue
for everything you make to show us every day. You are amazing x

Congratulations also to all the winners over the week. have fun
with your new things and beautiful cards x

Thank you Pam for keeping an eye on us and I sending you
a big hug for being in our number one spot most mornings x
Sending many healing hugs to our friends, partner's, son and
daughters who are not well at the moment. Also thinking of Molly
and the family every day, also missing Lynne M and her two fourpaws.
Hope they all ok x
Tracy- good luck for tomorrow, Just take your time but also enjoy
seeing your work friends again x
Wendy- fingers crossed for everything works out well for you x
To Norah and anyone else going to the craft fair this weekend, hope
you had a lovely time x

Sending hugs to all wilsonette's but also some special ones to my
wonderful friends on this blog
Maria x









Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! A two-fer day !!! With your beautiful Noble Oval and Circle dies. Fantastic !!! I love both of these beautiful cards. I don't think I could choose a favourite as I like parts of the first card and also parts of the second card. The Oval card is interesting, showing a different design that can be achieved with the Oval Dies. I really like this design. I am sure you could probably use the same design technique for the Circle Dies to. I love the idea of the embossed Circle frames but I am just not to sure about the black !!! I think a circle style die set would look lovely in the centre of the Noble circles like maybe your Madeline dies or the centre of some of your Australian dies or even your perspectives circle Birthday or Thank you dies maybe. As always I am loving all your flower dies Sue. Just gorgeous !!! Great background EF to. I love it !!
I had a slight accident today. I tripped up the steps of my patio in the back garden !!! I thought at first I had broken my big toe, but I can just about still wiggle it !!! I can hardly walk on it though and have been in a lot of pain with it all day so I won't be able to take my poor doggies out for a few days. Hubby will just have to do it !!! Never mind as I will just have to take it easy and craft instead !!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards today. They are both gorgeous. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I forgot to say Congratulations to all of today's lucky comment game winners !!! Lots of love from Tres x x x

STELLA MUNN said...

Wow Sue. The oval is very different & I like it a lot. For those of us 'written instruction challenged', any chance of a video sometime please??!! Xxx

DeCor said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue and so different. I like the way the off set ovals look. Congrats to all the winners!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Sue. The oval dies are lovely!! Love the flowers in both cards. The side view butterfly in the first card is awesome!!

karenlotty said...

Both cards are gorgeous I think my favourite is number 2 I live that effect of leaving the die in place and embossing I'm intrigued to hav a go at rubbing graphite gilding polish over the gold card .... One to try when I get back in my craft room

julie laz said...

Wow lovely cards sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Help Sue and all
fabulous noble frames, love the both but think the second exquisite black and gold edges in. I have the circles but definitely NEED THE ovals too
hugs
Muriel x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

two very beautiful and very different cards. I love both of them, but slightly in front is the first one.

Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy!

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue sorry for forgetting to comment was enjoying my last day of freedom.
Ur two cards are out of this world. I love the first one for its unique shape but the second one I love more as at least I have the circles to give it a go!

Well done all the winners this week.

Thanks all for ur lovely comments. I'll be fine xx

Vie Carter said...

Both are just fabulous, love this embossing folder and embossing the circle is a great idea

Vie
x

IVY Cheong said...

Love both card. But my favourite is the 1st one :-) Ivy C x

Susan Mitchell said...

Wow, both cards are absolutely stunning Sue. Any chance you can show us a tutorial on how you make the flower in the first one please? I have tried to no success. Do you glitter after, or do you cut out of card that you use double-sided adhesive that you have glittered with?

Any help or video would be fantastic please.

Many thanks.
Susan, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

Dawn Holben said...

Sue they are both equally beautiful and stunning.
What you have done wth the dies in the first one is just amazing and gives
a wonderful stunning look.
The second card is just so very elegant.
Really love them both

gailgale said...

Sue,
As usual both cards are just wonderful!!!
The ovals cards is so unique!!
Please do a video on this card. I could not quite catch how you did that.
SOOO EFFECTIVE!!!
SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sharon Madsen said...

Where can I buy these oval dies! They are exquisite!!

Jomada-Dawn said...

Those poppies are so beautiful ... and I like the layout of the ovals in the first card.
Jomada-Dawn

gailgale said...

Sue,
Will you please do a video on the oval card???
I would love to see exactly how you did that. I think I see it in my mind, but seeing you show how would help to understand.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

What a great idea very different going to hivd gjus a try as i have these sets of dies xx love yvonne bennett xx

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