Thursday, 16 February 2017

Retail Therapy

 Hi crafters!  I have a clean and simple two-fer for you today!  Two girlie cards that were just so simple, I couldn't help but put the together in one post.  Neither card needs much in the way of an explanation either, but I will do a quick rundown on both.  The first card uses the nail polish die from the Retail Therapy die set.  I cut it in five shades of pink and cut it again five times in black.  I cut the bottom off of the pink die cuts and glued them to the black ones so the cap looks black in each of them.  I added Cosmic Lacquer on all of them to give them the look of nail polish.  I cut a frame using the frames from the Happy Perspectives die and mounted them all in a row with mounting foam.  I added the wording from the set cut in black below the nail polish dies.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

 Card number two uses the shoes from the set.  I cut the shoes in three different colours.  I coated each of them with Cosmic Lacquer to give them a shiny look and then mounted them in a row with mounting foam.  I used black and white striped paper from my stash and added a black strip above and below the shoes. I cut the sentiment from the set and mounted it on white card below the shoes.  I completed the cards with white and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful cards Sue. Love them both"
Wow June, you are up early or have you not been to bed, hope you are okay.
Elaine, I know it's disappointing for Andrew but the stronger his body is the more he can tolerate the treatment. Not long to go now.
Tina, daily thoughts and a hug for you. Are you feeling any better after your nasty cold.
Wheeley, lovely to see you. Hope you had a great birthday, and a big one too. Lovely that you have a crafting friend,, it should be good fun together.
To the Gang if Nine, more each day keeps slipping out, Diane, walking home barefoot, what's that about. You should put all your stories together in print, could be a bestseller or tv sitcom, move over Eastenders & Corrie. You have certainly kept me amused.
Norah, hope you are feeling much better, did you try the Vicks on your feet.
Good luck for the opening night Cheryl, aren't we supposed to say Break a leg for luck in the Theatre World. Well I say it.
Hugs to all, esoecially missing and poorly friends.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fab. cards for any ladies as we all love a bit of retail therapy.
Nancyd xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two great Girlie cards, love them, especially the one with the shoes and stripes. Have a good day. Bx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Great cards Sue. I especially like the second one. It's simple but very very elegant. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two very lovely quick and easy cards.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue two super girlie cards for the young ladies in our lives these will be well accepted,love them. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! Love the nail polish.... great colors and love that shiny finish!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Thanks Sue for two simple cards that are so girlie and very effective.
Jan x

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 very beautiful cards and dies Sue
Gr Karin

TDQ Karen said...

Like the shoes card particularly, with the black and white stripes very striking xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Two gorgeous cards. They are very girlie and my niece would love both of these cards. The clean and simple lines on both of these would be great batch making cards.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June Smith said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh yes, I was thinking about nail varnish shoes and handbags for a special card I have to do for a 40 year old and both these would do me a treat, you are a genius, solved my problem. ha ha!!

Pam I have a bit of a head cold and could not sleep was awake from 3am, then decided to get up for a cuppa, and realised that I had not commented on any of the blogs from yesterday, not just you Sue, John, Julia, etc. etc. slapped wrist. I will try and get a couple of hours later this morning, but I am OK thank you for asking.

I love reading all the comments they cheer me up no end every day, thank you.

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue. Love both of these samples. I'm finding it hard to put into words just what a fantastic idea it was to design this collection of Shadow Boxes and all the accessories that go with, without sounding like I'm grovelling for some reason, but they are all absolutely brilliant. The numerous ways they can be used is countless - but without you giving ideas and inspiration, I just don't own one of those brains that actually see these various variations of their use, all I know is that I used my Retail Therapy collection as you showed the launch sample, not a replica, but using each box to place a lipstick /nail varnish etc, and the recipient absolutely loved it I made the shoe into a designer shoe and the perfume bottles into her two favourite brands and it was so much fun to do. I love these samples, so easy and quick to do but would I have thought about doing something like that - never in a million year's !!! Thank you 😊

Thanks for all the inspiration and idea's Sue, you deserve a hug xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two fabulous cards, love the way you've made them shiny - just like the real thing, and perfect for those awkward teens.
Wheelybad-belated birthday wishes, hope that things improve for you soon.
There's a remake of Oceans 11 with a mainly female cast being made, now all I can picture in my head is the "Gang of Nine" film! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two fabulous cards for the ladies who love their shoes and nail polishes or even handbags. I have this die set along with shadow box die and they are a brilliant go to set when you are stuck for ideas.
Marion S x

auscrafts said...

Two great cards for the fashion guru

hollyberry said...

Wow two very striking cards today.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two great girlie cards. Love the glossy, lacquered look.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two fantastic cards-perfect for any age group.


Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. Two great cards this morning and will be great girlie cards. I love the styles and how you have finished them of, very different. They both stunning and would be hard to pick. Wendy

Marion Bull said...

Love them both Sue, especially the nail lacquer! And I love the clean and simple look!

Maggie B xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx hazel

dorothy cattanach said...

Absolutely great cards Sue, My grand daughters birthday next month and she just loves her shoes, she has a cupboard full. My daughter-in-law wont go out without her nails in tip top condition, Sooo two birthdays sorted with these cards. Thanks for the inspiration Sue.
Hqave a lovely day to you and everyone.
Dorothy xx

Anonymous said...

Love the stylish look of the second card, Sue, but both fun to make or receive.
Elaine - anyone on the chemo 'trip' will tell you that there's often a pause for the bloods to be right (as Mr P and our Tracy knows too) - very frustrating but a safety measure. Not long to go now.
Wheely, so good to see your post. Wow wot 40?? Glad Billy is doing so well and wish you were, too - I'm still hoping for a magic wand! Pleased you have a crafting pal in real life as well as us here and good wishes on the job front for your man.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Debra K. said...

Two fabulously girly cards! I have nail polish the same colour as the middle bottle :D. Debra x

Craftynetty said...

Wow! i just love these cards Sue. The simple, clean lines are so effective and could be done in many colour ways to suit the recipient. Thank you so much for the great ides.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great cards. Love the glossy effect on the bottles and shoes.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous cards! I just love ALL your accessories sets they are so cute and very versatile! I haven't got them all yet but adore the ones I have.
Hugs x
Heather T

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
Great cards this morning, lovely for teenagers and young ladies. Using the gloss on the shoes and bottles makes them very realistic.
Have a good day everyone

Hugs xxxxx
Dawn Searle

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue and Retailyettes,

This has got to be a red-letter day! Or pink-letter in this case. Acres of open space with nary a bow, blossom, swirl or pearl!

Are you feeling okay?

Perhaps you have been frequenting a high-end salon? Or eating at those restauraunts that give you a giant plate with hardly any food?

It does convey expensive.

On the second card, I'm glad you did a closeup of one shoe, because it shows the stitching detail. That's awesome!

You sure do have range, from every centimeter covered three layers deep to strikingly simple and elegant.

Stephanie Cotterill, how did you make the shoe into a designer shoe and put brands on the perfume bottles?

CraftySuetoo, I like your idea of the Oceans 9. I can hear the voice-over for the movie trailer: In a world where die-cutting is everything, nine crafty women are assembled to pull off the most daring card caper ever imagined.

Can you believe it's Thursday already!

Love, Donita

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Such great cards, perfect for any Girlie. Particularly like the second one.
Have a lovely day
Chris xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. I can see a lot of crafters having a go at doing these cards for all the young ladies they know that love shoes and their nails just so! Now when I say young that covers all who are young at heart too.
Donita. Our meet ups don't include any card or paper, apart from the bags that our purchases come in. It would be a film about The Gang of 9 and their bargains purchased. Norah being the one who finds the most. Oh we do have great retail therapy on our shopping trip.
As for Diane and bare feet! It was better than suffering blisters ( new shoes)
Hazel X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love twofers and these are stunning!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love them both, could not choose and am looking at the full retail therapy set differently now. I was going to use it for my granddaughter in full but am now rethinking. The shadow box collections are just the best, so glad I got some.
Muriel x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, these two cards are gorgeous. So right for teenage girls or the slightly older lady who loves to shop. They just look so classy.

Love Rosemarie X X

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue lovely cards great for the young ladies although both are lovely my choice would be no.2.
Have a lovely day
Catherine xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two fun cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
B xx

Netty The Runner said...

Two really fab cards Sue, love the simplicity but they are so effective.
Annette x

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for a different look and easily achieved even for us more challenged crafters!! !!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, So different, but so so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love both pretty cards, but the 2nd one is my favourite.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, they will suit young & old alike. Yvonne xx

Chris Curry said...

Two great cards for teenagers especially. X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two fun CAS cards today and both stunning, love them both and while I would happily wear any of those nail varnish colours you've used I think I'll give the stilettoes a miss..don't do those giddy heights any


Anonymous said...

Just the sort of cards that shopaholic friends
and family would love!!! Thanks for the
inspirations, Sue!!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the cards are just perfect for my granddaughters in particular and the gloss finish is so effective. Thank you for such a great idea. Best wishes

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, two stunning cards, so simple and yet so effective. Absolutely perfect for young/old ladies....superb idea....Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Great Twofers for us today and lovely girl cards ,loving the shoes .

Pam , hope your chest is getting better, we have Sunshine here i just hope it lasts .x

Wheeley, I hope things improve for you , sending you belated birthday wishes . xxxx

June hope you have time for a little nap later today. xx

Thank you all again for wishing Andrew well ,we have so many virtual friends on this blog thanks to Sue and it really means a lot .

Sending hugs to all especially the two Tina's hope you are well ?

Elaine H X

Kim Dibben said...

Fab cards Sue xx it's my twins 20th birthday in a few weeks do I welcome any card ideas xx love Kim D

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two lovely girly cards, love the clean and simple look! Love Jean xxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I love, love, love these two designs as much as I love nail polishes and shoes! I am tending though, to favour the shoes card just that tiny bit more

June x

stitchingranny said...

Sorry but not my sort of thing this morning Sue, though I can think of quite a lot of people who would love them, especially the shoes. They look very good with the glossy accents on them.

Hugs Helen x

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue I have just bought two shadow box dies one of them is the one you have used today my granddaughter is 19 soon and it's perfect I never stop going on about shadow box I think it's wonderful your inspiration is a gift thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Anne said...

Two fabulous cards this morning - just my thing. Off to CE shortly to buy a birthday present for a crafty friend. I suspect it won't be the only thing I buy!!

Anne (Northampton)

Scottydog said...

Well they do say less is more. These two cards are gorgeous & apart from the frames are just made from one die! I know so many people who would just love to receive a card like these. Simple yet effective, my sort of card. Thank you so much Sue, feeling inspired!

Pat PATRICIAH said...

They look like real nail varnish! Fab.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two super CAS cards, love them both, suitable for so many girls.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What great girly cards today. Do you know it took me a couple of minutes and the first couple of lines of your blog to see they were bottles!! I was seeing the white card with the bottles as the background and it didn't make sense!!! I'm ok now though! Loved the shine bottles, how fantastic for young ladies and shoe lovers ( not that I'm one of course!).
Take care
Love Diane G xxx

Oh dear I was out yesterday ( not wearing new shoes but I did look at some!) so haven't read what tales they have been saying but yes I do confess to wearing silly shoes and walking very slowly back holding Patricia up as she was wearing silly shoes too! I wore flats the next time and got told off by Jess for walking too fast!! I like the idea of the film, it's about time they made a film about ordinary ladies of mixed height and weight all over the age of ...... well let's just say no longer in their 20s!!
Sending hugs to Pam Tina and Elaine and a happy birthday to wheely, it's nice to see you back xxx
June look after yourself. Xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooooooh these are fabulous, love the cas designs. I see the long comments are getting longer again about everyone else but you. I do think the comments should be about your lovely cards x

Chaffinch said...

Good idea about the crystal lacquer - I though might have just triple embossed them - too impatient to wait for the lacquer to dry.

Lorna Stewart said...

Great couple of cards, funny how simple can Make such a statement at the same time 💅🏻👠

Beryl Treble said...

Love both cards Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the cards so different .love Jean Z xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two fabulous girlie cards so useful for cards from teens to us older ladies he he :-)

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

SueJ said...

These are so gorgeous, love the shiny look to them.

hettygarlick said...

Very effective "girly" cards Sue. I love the way you've used the lacquer - it gives a wonderful effect.

IVY Cheong said...

Hehehe these cards made me laugh when I saw them :-) they're so cute and perfect for those who need them ! Gorgeous , Ivy x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue, thank you for these easy cards today, I have this set of dies so will be trying something similar later. x

Bejay Roles said...

Ooh, Sue, shiny!!!
The nail varnish looks ready to use doesn't it lol. I do like CAS cards from time to time, nice and easy and very effective!
I'm typing with purple fingers this morning, Cosmic Shimmer spray sure does take a lot of stuff rubbing and soaking to try and get it off doesn't it - note to self: wear latex gloves next time lol.
Happy Friday everyone.
Bejay xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Both are fabulous cards, very stylish.
Love the used of CS lacquer, brings the whole lot to life.
Wish my shoes were as shiny as that!
Hugs, Rose

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, lovely CAS cards, not actually to my taste but I know several young ladies that would absolutely love them and I do like the way that your newer ranges cater to all tastes and ages.


Fiki said...

very nice cards!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Easy Don. Black gloss card and red card. Cut two shoes in black and red then shadow the red beneath the black you then have a very expensive designer shoe. The designer perfume bottle was a lot more fiddly to do. Pale peach card and CE gold mirri to look like a label on the front. I used Google to research the bottle. If you find the SW fan based fb group it has over 3.000 members so far with soo many stunning cards of inspiration you can find so many wonderfully talented ladies with the most exciting ideas.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, two beautiful cards for my daughters and granddaughters, they are definitely into this sort of girly things. hugs Shirleyxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two fun girlie cards today. I love them both.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Well I Love It When You Share "TWO" Tremendous Cards With Us,
I Love The Products You've Used:
"The Retail Therapy Die Set"
"The Happy Perspective Die Set"
"Cosmic Shimmer Lacquer" From Creative Expression
"A Selection Of Different Coloured Card" (Great For Those Spare Pieces We All Have In Our Stash)
Today's Card's I Love "The First Card" - Where You Have Created "A Clean Looking Card"
I Love How You Cut Out Your "Nail Varnish Bottles" In Different Shades Of Pink From
"The Retail Therapy Set" Then You Cut Them Out Again Five Times In Black, Cutting Of The Bottom
Halves And Attaching The Black Tops To The Tops Of Your Nail Varnish Bottles, Then You Went Over
The Bottles With "The Cosmic Shimmer Lacquer" Which Is A Wonderful Product, Love Your Framing Adding
Your Sentiment And Of Course To Finish With Your Perfect Signature Piercing Around Your Card.
"The Second Card" - Just As Outstanding But This Time Using "The Shoes From "The Retail Therapy Die Set"
Cutting "Three Shoes" Out Once Again In Different Colours, Then Coating Them With "The Cosmic Shimmer Lacquer"
Adding Black And White Paper From Your Stash, Adding Your Sentiment In Black And Mounting On White
Then Mat/Layering In Coconut White/Black And To Finish With, Your Signature Piercing Just Perfect...
I Haven't Got This Die Set As Yet But They Are My Next Purchase As I've A Birthday Coming Up For A Young Lady
I Just Know She Would Just Love This Type Of Card, As She Loves "Nail Varnish""Shoes" "Handbags" And "Perfume"
Its Just Another "Stupendous Die Set" From Yourself And As Many Have Said
You Can Create Truly Remarkable Cards Using "The Retail Therapy Die Set" With Your "Shadow Box" Or As Shown
Here Without, Great Close Up Shots Showing The Great Detail On The Shoes, Your Cards Today Are Exceptional
And Thank You So Very Much For "The Tips And Techniques" I Love How You Use Your Dies.
You Inspire Me Daily I Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous girlie cards. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards today. I didn't see the first card as bottles of nail polish at first. Perhaps my eyes are playing up, but once I'd refocused I could see they were bottles of nail polish.

P Austen said...

Hi Sue , two lovely ,simple cards but the shoe card does it for me. Will be using the die to make my grand daughter s birthday card for the beginning of next month. Hugs X P Austen

Anonymous said...

Ideal for teenagers love it
Elizabeth Bennett

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue ,two fabulous girlie cards .Love them both.Thank you for sharing. Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

craftynanna said...

Good afternoon Sue, two gorgeous cards it's hard to choose which one is a favorite, they are both equally lovely, thank you once again, I'm sat watching John on hochanda getting all the good tips, Johanna

CraftyJo said...

Cool! :)

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love both of these cards, nail varnish or shoes, shoes or nail varnish, no - I love them both!!!
Pam, hope the old chest is behaving.
Wheely, it was great to see you back here yesterday and please accept by belated Birthday Wishes for the big 40 - boy I wish I was 40!!!. Glad you are feeling up to popping in now and again, we have missed you.
Cheryl - good luck!!!!
June S, have a catch up nap later today.
Tina, hope you are o.k.
Laine, take care x
Yvonne, where are you? x
Donita, I love the synopsis for the film, can you write the script!! We'll have to find a 7' woman to play Diane as, apart from Patricia, the rest of us come up to her knees, no wonder we can't keep up with her. Her slow pace is a fast run for us ha ha. (I may be exaggerating slightly)
Diane, not fond of shoes - you? Well, there's another Pinocchio among us!!
love to all
Maureen xxx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Love these really Girly Designer Cards, brilliant idea. You failrly give us food for thought, thank you.

I see someone is complaining once agian about the fun created here on Sue's Happy Blog. If no harm I'd being done and the length of posts are not "too" long, what harm is it doing. There are people on here who are ill, do not manage out and get pleasure from some of the comments. Can we please think positive rather than negative. If it had not been for Sue and her wonderful Blog my sister and I would never have raised the hundreds of £s we have for the Chemo Unit at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. We have also made lots of fantastic friends including the ladies that make up our Naughty Nine. Life is too short let's live and let live.
Patricia xxx

Vie Carter said...

Clever cards


Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
These are sooooo girly and I love them. Can think of loads of friends and their daughters who would be over the moon with cards like these x
I have these dies and have used them and just by changing the colour and the way they are arranged on the card gives so much versatility x
Been looking back at all the cards from the last 6 days which are all (as always) wonderful. So much inspiration and I can't wait for things to calm down so I can actually get into my crafty space x
Apologies for my weeks (almost) absence. My social life has gone into overdrive and I am finding it really hard to keep up!
It was my best friends 50th party on Saturday. It was a brilliant night but not local and an hour and a half journey there and then back makes it tiring. Couple of days to recover then another friends 50th birthday on Tuesday and round to hers for fun, food and frolics. Last night I went to see the Jersey Boys which was so good - singing and dancing compulsory although my dancing was not really up to standard due to my body objecting to any vigorous movement! Thank goodness it was a coach there and back x
To top it all off I am heading up to Nottingham tomorrow morning with a friend. Her son is going to university there in September after his year out so she wants to have a nose at where he is going. My Aunty and Uncle live about 15 miles from Nottingham so that's free accommodation sorted.
I am fully aware that this could involve a trip to Phil's shop. It's the least my friend could allow as I have secured a 2 night bed and breakfast reservation at the knock down price of zero x
So, you can see that the social events in my usual quiet and calm life seem to have ganged up on me and although everything is a hugely enjoyable it would have been better if things could have been spaced a little further apart x
I will return from my travels on Sunday and be quite relieved that there is nothing planned for the foreseeable (1st April off to the Isle of Wight) x
I want to send everyone loads of love and happy thoughts and promise that once I am not out and about socialising like a B list celebrity I will not act like an outsider and be up to date with all the comings and goings x
To Pam, June, Lynda, Maria, Fluffy, P, Tracy, Wheely, Tina T, Nanna Tina, Elaine, Norah, Theresa, the NAUGHTY NUTTY NIFTY NINE, Laine and any of my other blog besties whose names have escaped me - I am so sorry but you know who you are - big hugs x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Jaye said...

Such fun, girlie cards. But I especially love the shoes! Thanks for sharing them.

lindyloo12 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, what girl does not like retail therapy?

Covgal said...

Love those two cards & the simplicity of them . Will definitely make those. Love

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are awesome! My favorite is the shoes card! LOVE the b/w striped paper and the shoes are so cool!
Would love to see a set of hunting themed dies, (rifle and/or archery) with animals like bear, whitetail deer, turkey and ducks, for the shadowboxes! that would fill a HUGE need for masculine cards! Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised during the next release and see that Sue took my idea and ran with it! :-)
Thanks for sharing these two lovely cards today! Retail therapy always makes me feel better! At least, until the credit card bill comes in! LOL Have a great day!

karenlotty said...

Two beautiful cards Perfect for teenagers and upwards

val jones said...

Just love these cards Sue. I have this die set which I love so thanks for giving me two more ideas.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards for the young ladies in the family and there are a few! Less is certainly more in these examples, love them.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
First of all your lovely cards! I just love using those Dies! I can be my own shoe designer! The shine just makes all the difference in the world! I like how the Polish could be sparkly and in funky colours too! I shall be using some of them in an 18th Birthday Card very shortly!
As others have said it's the fact that we can mix and match too! The black and white stripes make it very classy !! Thank you Sue !
I won't make any further comment today! However , if each of us just said something like" lovely card thanks for sharing!" - the blog would not be lovely place it is!
Love to all the lovely ladies on the blog!
Myra xxx

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Just love these cards and ideal for a quick last minute card that looks amazing
thanks sue

Annie's messy stamping said...

Love both cards Sue, very girlie.

Annie P

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love both these cards yesterday I made a 6x6card using
plain white card using your happy die which I inserted into the card so it was flush and decorated it with your shadow box balloons after seeing Lisa do a similar card.For someone who only makes fancy large creations it was a big step but I loved it so Carmen just remember it is only card so experiment and have fun.I looked back at Sues post in January and she didn't mention the length I for one love reading every single one especially Pam and Sam

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic cards sue x the laquer really makes the polish and shoes stand out x my daughters would love these cards , have one into shoes and the other into beauty and am lucky to own the dies so thankyou so much for the inspiration sue x
Wheely sorry I missed your birthday so sending my wishes now along with a big hug x
Yvonne sounds like you have had some much deserved fun and more planned x it really would be rude to go all the way to nottingham and not pay phil a visit but save me some goodies hoping to go myself soon as there's nowhere local that sells sues dies x
Thankyou everyone for making me chuckle everyday x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes and their loved ones x
June hope you feel better soon x
Theresa w xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Just right for the fashionistas!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a fabulous duo of cards today! Love the nail varnish bottles and a great inspiration to put shiny lacquer on them. Love the shoes and you've made them special with the shop window effect. Great to see.

Bluefairy4U said...

Afternoon Sue, love both your cards. Thank you for the lovely ideas, cannot always get time to post. Big hugs Jo xxx

Jean said...

Super cute!

Judy Hollers said...

The shoes are my favorite! Great cards.

Nanny Jo said...

I love them both, Sue!! Definitely my kind of therapy... :) Jo x

sued99 said...

I really love both of these cards. So simple but so effective. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous clean and simple cards today, love the use of the lacquer to give that sheen to the shoes and the nail polishes

Well said Patricia, I love reading everyone's comments
Wheelybad lovely to see your comment and a very happy belated 40th birthday, it's great that you have a friend to craft with now too. Hope something comes up on the job front soon for Mr W

Love and hugs to everyone

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Two fab cards. I just love ur twofers always great value for money like all ur dies there's endless possibilities. All u need is the inspiration and imagination lol. Both of which I don't seem to have!! Lol. Thanks for sharing as always.

Love to all the ladies. Thinking of everyone xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It's me again! I do hope you don't mind but I've been thinking so much about the blog and what it means! What it means to different people!
It reminded me of something, you Sue, posted way back before I commented on your blog. I followed for a long time before plucking up the courage! That may sound odd now but it's true!
I've spent ages looking for the Post and I found it in your Archives! It was March 8th 2012! It was a very long post but I remember being riveted by it. You told us about your lovely Dad and his connections with RAF Molesworth. After telling us about this brave, kind man you added an email he sent to you! I've never forgotten it . I think I copied it out - well it's well worth reading. So many wise words which had an effect on all who read them! They certainly affected me.
We don't have any idea of each other's lives really! Let's please try to get along and not cause hurt and distress!
If I've overstepped the mark , I'm truly sorry! Love Myra xx

ursula said...

Two really girlie cards for today, but they are lovely and quite different for you Sue. I do like how you have added cosmic lacquer to them to add that shine, great !!!!! Luv Ursula xx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue two more very different but effective cards. The cosmic laquer gives a great shine.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What delightful and fun girly cards today. Appropriate for those young girls and those girls that are still young at heart.

Julie Elli said...

Nice! Now where can I get a pair of those shoes?
Great cards!

Narrowboat girl said...

2 very different cards from you today Sue. Not sure about the first but I love the second one


These are just plain WOW in their simplicity. I must make the shoe card for my daughter's birthday in May. She loves high heels when she (rarely!!) goes out to something special, but as a mum of 2 energetic boys aged 8 & 6, she spends most of her life in flats!!!! xxx

liz spooner said...

I love the shiny finish to these cards Sue.xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow, to these, both very girly and for any age....

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two really fun cards, I know several people
who would love these.
Rosemary xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue
Two very delightful cards today, you really are encouraging us to think outside the box, thank you for helping us along the way to doing a much larger variety of cards than we would think of doing.
Such a pity Sue someone is trying to cause some upset on what is a very friendly and truly supportive blog which I believe you have worked hard to achieve and is still your aim, both Patricia and Myra have summed up the situation most eloquently. I too remember so well your post in March 2012 and the very moving email from your father which you kindly shared with us all then.
If you feel I have spoken out of turn Sue please accept my heartfelt apologies it was not my intention.

Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Two lovely cards for girls of all ages!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The cards are fabulous! I love the clean and simple look!
I am working on a b-day card for a young lady who loves shoes and purses! It will be very interesting to see how mine will turn out! Fingers crossed.
Hilary - Yes, I really enjoy my new hobby!
Wheely - Happy Belated 40th B-day! Hope that things will get better for you soon. Here is a quote about new friends: “We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason. The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” Enjoy your new friend’s company.
Saba – You touched a sensitive subject here: new shoes! But … so far so good. I have a nice shoe collection, so I am safe for a while. I am facing a bigger problem than to choose between dies and shoes … to choose between dies and dies … so many out there!
Trish – I’m having plenty of fun trying to make cards and reading this blog!!! Best blog ever, right Pam?

Have a great day ladies!
A newbie to Craft /The newest Wilsonette,

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Two fantastic cars today, hard to choose between them but I think the shoe one is my favourite. I love how you have framed them with the black and white striped paper and turned them into patent leather scrumptious ness with the glossy accents. I'd like to buy all three pairs please!
Donita you made me laugh out Loud with your intro to CraftySueToo's film suggestion. You are definitely our screen play writer, now we just need a producer!
Debs it was lovely to see you back yesterday.
Yvonne I think you need to change your name to Party Animal, blimey you have been living it up.
Carmen if I told you I like shoes I'd be lying, I love shoes they are my passion, but I'd walk barefoot in order to have all Sues dies!

I would like to say Patricia, Myra and Margaret I echo your sentiments completely. Sue I also remember the beautiful wise words your dad had penned for you and felt priveledged that you had shared such a special message with us. Thats when I realised just what a very special blog this was, not only do we get the inspiration and joy from seeing the beautiful cards you create with your amazing die collection but we can, thanks to your kindness, share little bits of our selves with each other, our highs and lows and our laughter too. We even get to call ourselves Wilsonettes. There isn't another blog like it in the world. There are some who follow hundreds of blogs and maybe just dip In and out simply for the pleasure of seeing your creations and I respect that, but equally there are many of us here who love to read each and every comment and for whom this blog is a very special place indeed.
Love and hugs for all
Saba. xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Lovely feminine cards Sue not got these dies but I do love the finished article
To all that are not well and those suffering loss I sent the usual hugs
Take care and be kind Remember if you have nothing good to say then don't say anything at all
Theresa Gxx

Theresa Pace said...

these cards are so sweet. love the shoe one though as that stripey paper just sets it off, hugs xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a surprise, two stunning cards instead of our normal one, i really could get used to this:-) Thanks for spoiling us today Sue, I'm a real lover of a bit of retail therapy....just ask my Mum and Bank Manager:-) these CAS cards are right up my street. I cant choose a favourite though, because i adore my shoes and my nails are just the necessary finishing touch to an outfit. I love how the lacquer has given the illusion of glass for the bottles, an ingenious touch. Super cards for teens, shopaholics and transvestites:-), makes a refreshing change to see a totally different style of card from you, your talents are endless.
I, like many who frequent Sues wonderful blog, take the time to read through all of the comments both long and short and have to say that i really look forward to the lengthier comments because they are generally uplifting, humorous and would break my heart if that were to change because it is precisely what makes this the best blog on the internet as far as i am concerned.
Patricia and Myra's thoughts are echoed by many of us who take a great deal of pleasure in giving Sue feedback and connecting with, dare I say it, friends on the blog.....well said girls, you expressed yourselves very eloquently and will find a lot of support in this community as a result. I personally felt somewhat sad and disappointed that such a sour point has been raised again particularly when Sue doesn't have a problem with the length of peoples posts or the fact that they are of positive/relatable nature, she has a wicked sense of humour and enjoys a lot of the banter on the blog so why should we change a formula that makes so many people smile? All that i can say to everyone is please don't change, i love this blog as it is and i am sure that if Sue had any misgivings she would inform us....i hope that i havent spoken out of turn Sue, offending you would mortifying me:-(
Naughty Gang of Nine, keep up the great banter, I'm loving itxxx
Donita, Mopsi sounds adorable, i use a large pair of kitchen tongs to dispose of any "presents" though since we moved i am not getting nearly so many.....Darcey and Brodie must be watching the pennies:-)
Elaine, hoping Andrews bloods improve for next week, so close to the finishing line now:-)
Yvonne, glad you enjoyed Jersey Boys, id love to go and see it but London is just too far. Behave yourself in Nottingham, hope you get to Phill's shop during your stay. Have you checked under the stairs yet because Maureen has taken custody of the bronzed Adonis?
Wheely, lovely to have you back, sending hugs
Hugs to all my bestiesxxx


Lynne L said...

Hi Sue & all Wilsonettes first of all my apologies for not commenting for about a week I've been away visiting both of my daughters and their families and have been so busy with my young grandchildren that I haven't really had much time to comment on the blog although I have had a few quick peeks at your cards Sue. Todays cards are both lovely and I have to say there has been some stunning cards during the last week thank you Sue. I'm afraid I haven't caught up with all the blog news as yet but will try to do that tomorrow. I am sad to see that someone has been complaining again about the blog comments I love to read them all and if it helps to spead a little happiness then that can only be good
Sending good wishes to all

Betty McAlister said...

Two fabulous cards Sue. I have these dies so its great inspiration for me as I have a DiL and Grandaughter who have enough nail varnishes to open a Nail Bar, and need more(!) and a daughter who loves her shoes. In fact used these dies for her birthday card in December.
Love the black and white striped paper on the shoe card. Xx

Eunice said...

These two cards are awesome!! Love the bottles of nail polish, soo cute.

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, gosh I'm really late tonight, but as they say better late than never, I just love these two cards, who can resist shoes, they are gorgeous.
As we have already said, the gang of nine have some shoe fanatics in out midst, walking to dinner with new shoes has now become a no no.
It is good to share our antics with you, if we cheer you up that's a bonus.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I adore both of these cards!!!!......looks like I know what I'll be making this weekend now!! Thanks for sharing such fab ideas!!!

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Very late today! that might be why I thought I was looking at upside down candles!!!! My eyes took a few seconds to work out what I was seeing (think I might need an eye test ) both cards are great ,love the sheen on the varnish bottle's ,
Loved reading everyone's comments,
Good night
Best wishes
Karen M

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Really feminine today. Love both of them,

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Littlelamb said...

Love both these cards Sue. CAn think of lots of people I can send them to. Just need to find time to make them. To all my friends in the Gang of Nine I agree with you. I read all the comments that's usually why I am so late getting here and although I don't usually leave a long comment I do love reading them. Better get off to bed as another busy day tomorrow.

DeCor said...

These are both great cards. It is nice to have something that looks great but can be made quicker. Even with your instructions I seem to take ages to make it up. Thank you again Sue for sharing.

Sandy H said...

Two fabulous cards. The Cosmic Lacquer is so effective on both the polishes and the shoes.
Wheely, hope you had a super 'big birthday'. Oh, to be that young again.
Take care everyone and keep smiling.

Jayem said...

I do like the second card Sue. As others have said, the lacquer really adds lovely dimension to the shoes, quite reminiscent of 'patent leather'.

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Sandra said...

Two fantastic cards, perfect for teenagers and ladies alike, I love the look that adding the glaze gives, thanks for the Double inspiration today Sue.

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely cards especially the second one. Great shoes.

Barbara said...

Two amazing cards Sue!
I love your clean and simple cards, so pretty and colourful.

Denise Hancock said...

2Lovely cards Sue
Denise x

john smith said...

I guess they need to since babies grow so fast and well, I just want to knit all the baby things.