Thursday, 8 June 2017

Ahoy Double Day

Hi crafters!  I have two Porthole cards for you today.  They are both ever so simple so I thought I would combine them in a single post so you would have a bit more to have a peek at today.  I used some decorative papers from my stash for both cards today too.  I used the round treat cup on the first card (the pic is a bit shadowed so it looks like it opens, but it doesn't.)  I filled in using the accessory set and added a small piece of natural hessian (or burlap for my non UK blog friends) as an accent.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






For card number two I used the Rope Chain embossing folder on a piece of kraft card for the top of the background.  I cut out the Porthole and added it over a lightly inked cloudy background with my sailboat and waves.  I glued this to the upper portion of the card.  I cut a piece of jute and tied a sort of nautical knot in them and glued it as a border between the decorative paper (with the cutest nautical stripes on it!) and the embossed background.  I added my accessory dies and sentiment to the lower portion of the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  I think both of these cards would be perfect for the men in our lives or anyone that loves a nautical theme too!  All for now, Sue x








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115 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful cards Sue perfect for our men's cards. it's lovely. Great shows on Hochanda always a pleasure to watch.
NannaTina, glad your daughter had a lovely 18th, she has been through a lot lately as have you all but daughters and fathers have a social bond. With you to guide her she will get through this but take time fir yourself too. Belated wishes to your grandson too.
Donita, I too would love to see your convention, sounds amazing.
Elaine, hope all went well for John, big family hugs to you all.
Myra, I set off for work just after 6, that's why I post early, it's normal fir me. Lol.
Maureen, well done you, you are coming on leaps and bounds, just don't try them. Synchronised swimming, I'll pass on that one, water doesn't like me. Technically can swim, in the pool just can't do it.
Julie Laz have a lovely birthday, hope you get lots of lovely dies or money to choose your own.
Pat hope Billy's day wasn't too painful yesterday.
Carmen, that was very clever, paid and pain, never thought if that. Hope Kid is still making progress.
Daily hugs to all. Especially our poorly and missing friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two lovely cards Thank you.
A very clever knot Sue Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

I love your fun cards as they make fantastic front cards for my favourite pop up cards and these are fantastic. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love the cards today,your little piece of hessian and that great nautical knot are super finishing touches.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Two great cards for men Sue, love the knot .
Marion S x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, both cards today are absolutely brilliant. This is a great die set, and your embellishments are superb. Have a great day all. Bx

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous cards Sue xx perfect for the men in our lives xx love Kim D

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Two fantastic samples this morning, especially for the awkward males in our lives and those who love anything to do with sailing, it's so clever too that this collection can be used for the little boys and the bigger boys that still act like little boys and I'm almost certain we ALL know of one of those right ? 😑 although I mention the male species, there are also quite a few young girls and women that enjoys sailing especially with the Duke of Edinburgh awards where sailing is enjoyed plus those remarkable groups of people that do sailing for disabled children, so all in all Sue, this die collection like all the other's you've designed are so very versatile and useful in so many ways.I may have rambled somewhat but I think these samples and dies deserve it ☺
Sending love n hugs to brighten your day as it seems autumn has arrived early !!! Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Great cards I really like them, love your knot, mine just look a bit odd xx

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

This definitely adds a fun element to our crafting! Both samples show just how adorable and special your card be.

Croquet Queen x

hollyberry said...

Two stunning cards today.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fabulous cards, I'm a fan of anything 3d or textural and these cards have it all. The knot on the second card just adds that special touch.
Donita, think you'll need a Marquee and camp beds for us all, your convention sounds incredible. Echoing Pam's comments. Hugs to all, Sue xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely cards sue great for Father's day xx hazel

Karen Drew said...

Two totally different looks using the same dies. Brilliant
Luv
Karen xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the nautical look.fab knot.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue two fabulous card and your timimg is perfect i need to make a male card and the second card is perfect for him.
Catherine v94 xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely surprise to find a double day! Both cards are beautiful and are great examples of how different designs can be using the same die. Thank you for the inspiration.x

Netty The Runner said...

Two great cards Sue, yes ideal for guy cards.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

Both great cards Sue, especially for men. I think the first one is for a younger man and the second one for a more mature man. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Two stunning card this morning and perfect for the men and young boys. I am loving the Nautical theme at the moment. I love how you have knotted the rope on the second card. Lisa did a great job with your dies yesterday and I love the samples from your self and Lisa......... Wendy

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning 2 cards today, ideal for men's cards or young boys into boats. Yvonne xx

Debra K. said...

Two fab cards for the guys! Debra x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two great naughtical cards Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW A double day with two fantastic cards. It just shows us crafters how versatile your dies are when you post different cards using the same die set. Love both of these and they would make great Fathers Day cards.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anne said...

Two great cards today, Sue, and I love that knot.

Anne (Northampton)

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards, perfect for the guys.
B xx

Christine Collins said...

Great masculine cards Sue, love them
Chris xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards-both quite different.

Michele

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two great cards for us today. They look such gun and brilliant fir that difficult man card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Two great cards, Sue, haven't got these sets but like them a lot - especially as the yacht looks 'real' not cute. Both designs and colourways very fitting, not to mention the extra touches with the burlap and the non-nautical but so authentic looking knot!
My husband (ex at sea) would be so impressed - now, if you need a knot, he's your man!! May be useful, Saba, can be loaned out cheaply lol. He loves rope.
Naughty Nine - loving your banter - keep it up. Also lovely Carmen and Donita.
Hisses and spits from Yeti. He needs a fan club!
Hugs for Tres and all needing one.
Echoing Pam as ever.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hey, JULIE LAZ - have a very happy birthday. 'P' in Wales

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two great cards, love the nautical theme.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
These cards look so much fun and just perfect for our difficult men cards I may have to invest in a set
Pam I need to again jump on your coat tails with your comments and well wishes
June hope you have managed to get your new PC set up with all your software
Take care out there folks
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What great cards today perfect for the sailing enthusiast like my brother, have to finish getting the collection so I can make them for him.

Pam hope all is well at work, and your chest is ok now xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that are poorly and who needs them

Have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, fantastic guy cards this morning. Love them both.

Barbara V

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two great cards, love all the embellishments too (especially that knot on the second one) and those papers are just perfect!

Izzy

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Great cards for the men in our lives.... the big ones and not so big ones.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anne Crawford said...

2 great men's cards, I do love the nautical look!
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such brilliant cards for men and I love the colours on the second card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

karenlotty said...

Both cards are pretty and great make cards I can't justify buying these dies because they're too specific on one theme - I don't sell my cards and don't have any nautical connections Doesn't stop me appreciating them though

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue, great cards, especially for the men, but I also know many female sailors who would be thrilled to receive these. I love your finishing touches of the hessian & the knot, which looks very authentic! Thank you!

Beryl Treble said...

Two lovely cards.

Mavis L said...


Morning sue. What 2 lovely cards on a wet and dreary morning, Like the
way you have used the hessian. Mavis L x

June Horrocks said...

Love both these cards perfect male presents thank you sue what would we do without you
Love you. June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

ethansnanna said...


I do love these double days, and am not
disappointed today. that knot just sets
the card off.



Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two super cards for any of the sailors amongs us.
Saba, I think they are for you,lol.
Take care everyon,
Jess xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely summer cards :))
Thanks for sharing!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous male cards, great use of those amazing dies
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Two fabulous cards today and I love the nautical theme!
Lesley S x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards , so cleverly put together i love them both .

Julie Laz , Happy birthday , have a lovely day xx

Carmen, hope the kid is settling down and in less pain now.

NannaTina sending you all hugs.

Crewe Trish , thinking of you and your Mum as always, big hugs.xx

Laine sending you big gentle hugs xx

Big Hugs to Maria . xx

Maureen, well done with the crutch i am very impressed , as for the swimming team are you not worried you may get drowned ?

Pam, how are things at the office ,Andrew sees the consultant today he is hoping his scan results maybe on hand however they did say 6 weeks but you never know.

John went on OK yesterday ,we have to wait now for the results 4-6 weeks .

take care everyone big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Donita Naylor said...


Dear Nautical Sue and all across the Ocean Blue,

Please add me to the long line of those admiring that knot. Wow!

Love how puffed out the sails look, and It's nice that we know how to make a fluffy cloud sky now.

Also nice to know the British name for burlap and Jack Russell terrier.

From what I've seen, your Ally Pally convention is bigger than ours in Mass. For example, we don't have Creative Expressions or Sue Wilson at ours.

Happy Birthday, Julie Laz!!!

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Love,
Donita

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wonderful samples today, love the nautical knot you have done on it.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said above, and send lots of healing hugs to everyone who needs them.

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

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous cards, both of them. And thank you for sharing these little, but important tips on how to make a lightly clouded sky which looks VERY realistic. And the sails on that sailing boat have really got the wind in them!
Hugs, Rose

sued99 said...

Love both of these.

stitchingranny said...

I love nautical cards and they make wonderful male cards, from little boys to grandpas. I have the nautical set and have certainly had my monies worth out of this as I have used it so much for both cards and little accessories.\

Hugs Helen xx

Bejay Roles said...

Brilliant cards, Sue. Anything to do with the sea is a winner in my book😃
Bejay xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Two really fun cards and the treat cups are really growing on me. Wasn't sure if I'd use them, but this post and the message in a bottle previously are fab and fun...Again something for the wish list good job I have a list to give the hubby for Christmas lol....

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two great cards, love them both.
Lydia
X

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two great cards for our sailing friends. I think I like the first one best, but love the knot on the second one.
Wendyx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. Great nautical knot!
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards. I love your Nautical collection.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Crafty Cruiser said...

Both great cards, perfect for men. Whichever way you vote Wilsonettes, don't forget to vote today! People fought hard for our right to vote and if we don't use our democratic right, we can't complain at what we end up with!
Doreen R

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love these cards and just in time for Father's Day!!! You clever lady!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the nautical collection and these two examples show very clearly just some of what can be achieved with them. I love them both and and I am full of admiration for that knot, if my mum was still with us she would have been able to tell me the name of it :-)

Julie Laz - Happy Birthday to you, I hope you have a lovely day with all things nice.
Carmen - So glad Samantha eventually made the crossing, have fun playing with her.
'P' - I'll join!

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two fab fun cards. I love them both with the port hole and lots of nautical themed elements.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Fantastic cards, and I'm super impressed with the knots!
Pam, the only way I can swim is in my dreams. In actual water I sink like a brick!! Hope you are well today.
Julie Laz - happy birthday, hope you have a lovely day.
Crewe Trish, thinking of you and the family.
Carmen - hope the Kid is improving.
NannaTina, congratulations to your daughter on her 18th, it will have been a day of mixed emotions. Thinking of you all.
June S - glad you are getting sorted with your new PC.
Donita - you are missing the point, Ally Pally doesn't have you or your friends!!!
Elaine, glad all went well for John and hope his results come soon. Good luck to Andrew. If ever I was stupid enough to really try swimming there is no doubt I'd never surface again, it's just the mad ideas we dream up when talking to each other. Honestly, they are all such good friends and we support each other, even though we rib one another such a lot.
'P' your hubby is a handy man to have, I can make some pretty impressive knots, granny, reef, oh the list is endless lol.
Yvonne, hope you are feeling a bit better.
Laine, missing you.
Have a good day ladies, love to all.
Maureen xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards for us today, it's good to see how they can be adapted. I like the knot embelleshment, it finishes off a treat. Now I could wrack my brain cell for the memories of tyoping knots at girl guides or I could google it, then again I'm sure Saba will enjoyshowing us how to get knotted at our next gathering! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, two lovely men's or even childrens card it will be ideal for my grandson who is in the Royal Navy, thank you for the continual inspiration, hugs Johanna

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Another two lovely cards. Wish I had your inspiration.
Margaret x

STELLA MUNN said...

Love them x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Great cards,they are both very good, lots of great ideas
Best wishes
Karen M

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous cards Sue with great designs

Gr Karin

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love nautical cards, especially love the first one my fave colours for these cards

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Two fab cards today. Just love em!!! Xx

julie laz said...

Hi everyone, thank you ever so much for your kind birthday wishes they mean so much to me, so again thanks,

Sue a beautiful card today, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great cards for guys. How clever of you to tie that knot.

Lisbeth

ursula said...

Two great novel cards for today Sue...they are really great for any sailing enthusiast....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two great Cards. They look such fun and I really like how the accessories look. As you say they would make great male Cards, Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

Yes, both of these nautical cards would be great designs for masculine cards. I especially like the first one. I am not really sure why I like one over the other, except I am not a fan of orange except during the fall season of the year. Love your knot in the second one. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards, great for our men friends. I like them both.

Thanks for sharing.

Love n hugs from Dorothy
of Windy Baldock

barbara macaskill said...
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barbara macaskill said...

I sink that both of these cards really float my boat! Love the touches of burlap and that they are perfect for the men in our lives! TFS!

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Love both of the cards ! Did play with the nautical set and made a
card at Julias last workshop in MK, great fun.
Wonder where you got the papers from, perfect and fun with the
burlap and knots :-)

Happy birthday Julie Laz, have a wonderful day ! Hope you okay x
Elaine- now the waiting begin again. I'm with you(so to say) hugs x
NannaTina- hope your daughter had a nice birthday, take care x
Sending well wishes and hugs to you all, special ones to my lovely
friends !
Got a gift card for Hobbycraft from my son for my B.day so spent a
couple of hours there this morning and some extra "stuff" fell in the
basket as it do sometimes Lol
Maria x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Your male cards are brilliant and just in time for Fathers day too. Need more ideas for the more not so nautical though. I am sure you will come up with something for us. Kind regards Ann Toppcards

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two brilliant nautical cards, love your attention to detail the little bit of hessian in the first and the jute knot in the second
Pam, Billy ok after having the staples out thank you. Echoing you again
Elaine all the waiting for results must be draining sending hugs to you all
Donita your convention sounds like a lot of fun, maybe if we start saving now
Maureen glad to hear you've abandoned the wheels and managing with the crutch, synchronised swimming and knitted swimsuits now I know you're definitely mad

Sending love and hugs to everyone including all our missing friends
Pat

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, both of them :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue your nautical cards are gorgeous I love them both. The dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Narrowboat girl said...

2 very different looking cards from the same dies, now that is good value for money. A great idea fir those pesky mens cards


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I adore both these cards, and I have these dies so will be trying these.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Two great cards, I love them

June x

P Austen said...

Like many others, I love both of them but the first one has the edge. I showed them to my 85 year old partner and he prefers the first one too. So much for thinking it would be more suitable for younger men!! But he's very young at heart. Hugs xx P Austen

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today. Must get this set. Great for men's cards.

liz spooner said...

These cards are stunning really nice for young and old alike.xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue two fabulous cards I love the nautical look!
Julie Laz Happy Birthday hope you've enjoyed your day
Sending good wishes to all especially poorly and missing friends
























Tressa said...

Two lovely fun cards.

Teresa

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous nautical cards!!!
I love the sailors knot.

Saba said...

Ahoy Sue,
Love today's cards they are right up my street as we say in Blighty but never mind them just being for Men and boys! They are perfect for us sailing mad females. And well done with the knot- anyone who can tie a knot like that is welcome on our boat anytime, when can I expect you? Thank you Sue.
Julie Laz, Happy Birthday hope you had a wonderful day.
P- seems like your Hubby and I share the same rope fettish, what's his weekly rate? He can come too. I'll join Yeti's fan club as well please.
Elaine please don't worry, we will be getting Maureen some inflatable arm bands and employing a hunk of a lifeguard to watch over us.
Pat L you are very astute, yes she is as mad as a hatter!
Pam you might need to explain to Myra just what 6am is!!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Theresa Pace said...

both brilliant male cards. love all the details, esp that knot, hugs xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Great cards both very inspiring.

I so wanted to create something similar,
I have spent some time today looking at Web sites showing how to create knots.
How did I cope before we had the internet?

Big Hugs Brenda xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue these are two fabulous male cards, i love them both and they
look fun to make too.

Laura O' Connor said...

two fab cards love the knot ,looks perfect ,Laura O

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What an extra treat today to get two cards on the posting. I love the nautical theme to these cards and what a unique look to each one despite using the same die sets. Anyone who loves sailing or boating in general would be delighted to receive either of these cards.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Both these cards are very good always nice to see two thank you for the treat and ideas
Joy Xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic cards sue x love these dies and am lucky enough to own them so thankyou so much for your inspiration x
Theresa w xxx

Littlelamb said...

Two brilliant cards especially for the males in our life. Thank you.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both of your amazing cards today !!!! I have these dies and I actually got them out today to make two Fathers Day cards with them !!! What a coincidence. I think both cards are wonderful and I could not choose a favourite as I love them both. The nautical knot on the second one is fab Sue. Very clever. I love the colours you have used on both cards to. The nautical accessory dies are soooo cute !!! Thank you for sharing both of these amazing cards. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Betty McAlister said...

Two great mens cards Sue. Love them xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Two great cards for those who love sailing or the nautical theme.Love the design, the colors, the set dies and the finishing touches of the burlap & the knot. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.

Crewe Trish - Thinking of you and the family.
Elaine – Hope Andrew got good news. Fingers crossed for John's results.
Nanna Tina – Congratulations to your daughter on her 18th.Sending you all gentle hugs.
Frances – I have lots of ideas how to use my new set of dies. I am sure my Samantha won’t disappoint me.
Maureen – I love your idea with synchronized swimming team!
'P' in Wales - Your hubby can be the coach ... if you trust the gang of nine :)
Pam – Are you interested in being an assistant coach (to wake them up early).It’s not going to be an easy task. I read somewhere “Waking up before 8 am should be illegal” – I agree!
PP & Maria – Your handsome boys are the ideal candidates as lifeguards... :)
Myra – Close your eyes and imagine some fine young lads semi naked saving you! Are still saying NO?
Saba – Yes! Yippee! I did my happy dance when I saw Samantha! It’s time for the Happy Friday dance!(across the pond,here it is still Thursday).

Latest news- the Kid is doing better by the day. He says hi and thank you for the prayers to everyone.

Hugs to you all, including to our poorly and missing friends,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

DeCor said...

Both cards are really nice. Love the seafaring designs. I think the waves are so clever.

DeCor said...

Both cards are really nice. Love the seafaring designs. I think the waves are so clever.

Viki Banaszak said...

These are awesome cards! I love the window designs and all the nautical designs. I am going to need this one for sure.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I'm so sorry I forgot to post my comment on these two gorgeous cards! I adore the nautical dies and yours are by far the best because you have added so many fabulous detail dies/stamps and accessories for us to create with.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
These two nautical cards are just WONDERFUL ! All the dies are brilliant and you have used them to make two of the best 'men' cards i have seen. The background paper on the second one is really great ..... i need some too !! All the enhancements too just add to the perfection of these two wonderful cards. Thank you so much for all your lovely creations ..... May God richly bless you.

Love and hugs
Jersey Pauline xx

Vie Carter said...

just love these nautical cards, so very clever put together

Ideal for men and boys

Vie
x

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
I love making nautical cards for the men in my family, yours are super.
Best wishes
Dorianne