Sunday, 25 June 2017

Stork Double Day

Good Sunday morning all!  I have two simple cards to share with you today, both using the Stork and Baby die set.  For this first card, I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Dotted Matrix Pinpoint folder for texture.  I cut a strip of decorative paper from my Classic Elegance paper pad and added it to the bottom of the card.  Out of Iris card, I used the Striped Swirl Edger and backed it in white and added it to the card where the two sections met.  I used Wisteria, Iris and white card and made two flowers from the Stitched Doodle Flowers die set and seated them on the border with some pale green leaves cut from the die set as well.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Ovals and made a base for my stork.  I cut him in white and added a wisteria hat and heart on the baby pouch cut in Iris card.  The sentiment was cut in both white and Iris and added to the left.  White, wisteria and Iris mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two has been down in Duck Egg blue and chestnut brown colour tones.  I used the same embossing folder for the background on a piece of coconut white card.  I tied a piece of  two tone organza ribbon from my stash around the bottom of the card and added a bow to the right side with a pearl embellishment.  I cut a smaller piece of Duck Egg blue card and added a border around the edge that was made by cutting the sides of the Stitched Lattice Frames down in size.  I cut the stork in white, adding a brown hat and heart to the duck egg blue baby pouch.  I cut the It's A Boy in duck egg blue and used it in Chestnut brown card  as an offset shadow.  White, duck egg and chestnut mats and layers were added to complete this card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed the simplicity of today's double day!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, love them both, baby cards are so sweet.
Maureen, are you up yet, you can be top spot if you want Hun .
Rosemary, you will be fine, try not to worry it will make you more anxious.
Maria, enjoy your holiday, what a rimantic you are,. Take care if the knee.
Elaine, how lovely that Andrew us having such a great time, he deserves the best. Hope Helen us enjoying the rest.
Norah, you do make me laugh, mind pics if out, hair flying in the wind, brandishing knitting needles. You know you love it when you do something special for people you love.
Poppy field June, hope you feel better soon.
June Smith, how was Groovi.
I generally pop in and out of the blog 2/3 times a day, not to boost numbers, didn't think that would work, I'm just nosy and like to read everyone's posts.
Hugs to all, I too miss Wheelybad, NannaTina and all missing and poorly friends.

Denise Bryant said...

Darling baby cards!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, both cards are so cute.
Pam I wish I could get on line more than once a day, sometimes i can get a minutes in the evening.
Take care all Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
So so sweet.Gorgeous.
Jan x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab cards. The dot matrix EF is a fave!

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous baby cards - so cute. Thanks Sue.
Thoughts And prayers to all.
Crafty hugs.
D xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. My favourite is the first one. I have a new grandson due any day and have most of these dies so will try a version for myself
Pat x

TDQ Karen said...

Not a type of card I make much these days but I love these samples, and the stitched writing is fantastic, xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What adorable baby cards. Sure to make the recipients smile. These are such lovely dies and make the nicest cards.

Hope that you have a lovely Sunday.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards, but the first one really sings to me. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, these 2 samples are gorgeous I love the stork with his little postman delivery hat on carrying the baby, so cute, and the detail from the embossing on these dies are just right.

Had a great time at the groovi workshop yesterday, made some flowers, leaves, butterflies etc. all in parchment and coloured them, glittered them and picot cut them out, I used the new Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Chalks oh talk about brilliant, they are ideal for parchment because they are not to wet. Then stuck them all onto little green sticks and put into a miniature bucket, was very pleased with it too.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above.

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

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's baby cards, they really are so cute and are any new parent or grandparent will adore them.
Pam pet, I'm always awake very early but I'm usually watching the news and messing about! I wouldn't try knock you of the top spot for all the tea in China. Hope the breathing is better and the ostriches are behaving themselves.
'P' how kind of you, poppy seeds would be most welcome although if they are that tall George wouldn't be able to see me - he says "send them immediately" ha ha.
Yvonne hope you have more energy today.
Laine what have you been doing to her?
Elaine hope all well with the family.
Have a good day everyone.
Love Maureen xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue. Oh my word, you could have been my saviour yesterday if you'd swapped samples round. Due to orders and personal stuff I'd not checked my market book to see what I was low on or out of and guess what day it is ? Yup, market day, I'd not got a single Baby Shower left ! So I've managed to get a blue, pink, lemon and mint one done plus cut the bits and mats, and border ready to make whilst there. Usually I'd flap and panic in situations like this but this while baby collection is so beautiful to use even a dumb Muppet like myself have no problem of getting designs in my brain cell and onto card ☺
So thank you for 2 adorably cute samples, but most of all Sue, thank you for creating the whole collection of these mini dies, they are not only useful in 100's of ways, but fantastic for quick cards if needed !!! I'm hoping upon hope that you have a few more of this size die, for various hobbys, interests for all ages plus work situations maybe ? Either way they are brilliant and look forward to more of these small but marvellous creations.
Sending love n hugs your way xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely surprise to find a double day! Both cards, although simple, are very effective and look beautiful. The Dot Matrix embossing folder is gorgeous and on my wishlist! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful baby cards! I love the flowers on the first card and the ribbon on the second is just so gorgeous. Debra x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, really love both of these.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very cute cards this morning! That stork is so sweet, I love that embossing folder it makes a fabulous background.
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two very sweet cards.
B xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes,
What 2 lovely cute baby cards today, I do love the stork, I think he is so cute.

Pam hope your chest is ok, and work isnt to bad at the moment for you.

I reiterate all Pam said and send love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a lovely day all

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. Two very Sweet cute cards this morning . You always have a great eye matching colours together. The stork and sentiments are both lovely and with the embossing make the card. I love the duck egg blue and the brown.... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Two great cards, Sue, lovely colours. No babies on the horizon sadly.
Pam - echoing!

'P' in Wales

Marion Scott said...

Two adorable cards Sue. Love them
Marion S x

Loraine Jefferis said...

Good morning Sue. Two gorgeous cards today especially the first one. I love these dies they make beautiful baby cards. The flowers are perfect for a baby. Thanks lovely lady. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Chris Curry said...

Don't think "simple" is the best way to describe these cards Sue. Perfectly elegant would be better I think. LOL. Have a good day. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two lovely baby cards both adorable. Think the first one is my favourite.

Barbara V

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue ,
What a suprise two cards today and doth adorable.
Catherine V94 xx

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards. I love the little stork die. xx

Vie Carter said...

Two simply fabulous cards today Sue

I love them both, I have all your baby dies but have never used the stork on its own

I will now, I'm afraid I will just have to pinch your ideas again


rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone 2 cute cards, prefer the second one. Don't think I will have use for these tho, my daughter is career mad and my son has mental health issues. Also no one is pregnant that I know of but maybe one day...,.. . Love and hugs to Elaine,Andrew and family, Crewe Trish, Pam, Donita Carmen and the kid. And all of you too xxxxxxxxxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue x xhazel

Krafty Runner x said...

Good Morning Sue,

I have these dies, and adore both these cards. The flowers are just the cutest things on baby cards!!

Krafty Runner x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

3 little ones expected in the next month, so some lovely ideas here. Ty.

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards, both really lovely.


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two adorable baby cards, I don't make these types of card as no babies in family for years.Yvonne xx

Netty The Runner said...

So sweet, just gorgeous.
Annette x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and All Who Sip from Her Cup of Inspiration:

Every time you use the pinpoint embossing folder, it's perfect, just as it is here. The whites came out brown, for some reason, so these cards are probably much more darling in person. Those flowers have got to be the most different from all your flowers.

Somehow I imagine that stork talking like the Vlasic Pickle character.

I'm happy to report that the cake was a strawberry bundt cake with strawberries and whipped cream. I cut a slice and made a plate, then gave it to Dotti next to me and cut a bigger slice for myself!!! Our hostess not only made a potato cheesy casserole and a broccoli slaw with sesame seeds and Ramen noodles, but she also gave us the recipes. She also made a zippered bag for my gift and stuffed it with giant candy bars. Betsy gave me three jolly balloons and Pat gave me an unmounted rubber stamp of a Christmas tree with vine leaves rather than evergreen branches. Betsy suggested adding little red birds as "ornaments."

Then we made cards, using stuff and techniques we got at the convention. My favorite was die cutting just half a flower on a fold. I could not figure how Pat did it until she showed us that you let half the die go off the edge of the base plate, so nothing presses against it and only the half that's on the plate gets cut. Ingenious!

We weren't drinking, but toward the end we got fumble-fingered and the stories got funnier until we were doubled over and gasping. Best kind of therapy there is, Pat observed.

Rosemary Powell, for my first MRI, the machine looked like a prop from a low-budget sci-fi movie from the 1950s. So I pretended I was the starlet in that movie. Some people bring their favorite music or nature sounds and listen with headphones. Seems like they could give you something to make you drowsy.

Enjoy your Sundays.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Beautiful Baby cards.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

karenlotty said...

Simply gorgeous I have all of the New Arrivals dies exceptr Stork I' going to have to rectify that

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, two lovely, cute cards for today's offering. I love that little stork but I wouldn't want him calling at my house! (Now, that would be a miracle to behold) haha I keep promising to buy that Dot Matrix EF as it gives such a textured background. Hugs xx P Austen

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two cute cards, so simple, clean and fresh and I just love that stork, he looks like he's wearing shorts!...


Anne said...

Two beautiful cards this morning, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

val jones said...

Both cards are so super cute Sue.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards and so cute just right for the occasion.

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards, I prefer the first card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely baby cards, like the different colour scheme of the 2nd one and love the embossing folder used.
Myra thanks for asking hubby doing ok, sees the consultant in two weeks and hopefully he'll be allowed to put his weight on the leg
Maria have a lovely holiday
Donita sounds like you had a really fun day and learnt something new as well

Love and hugs to everyone

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two really great baby cards, love the both, and the modern colour way on the 2nd is brilliant. Have a great day all. Bx

ethansnanna said...

A lovely double day for this Sunday; the cards
are great, but as others have said, I don't make
any now!!!

Doreen x

Wendy L said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards,love that stork,your matting & layering is perfect,
Best wishes
Karen M

Scottydog said...

I for one certainly love the simplicity of these two cards. Because the dies are so well designed they just do the job & nothing mores needed. Love the stork' s hat! Thank you Sue!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely baby cards, I like the colours you have used, away from blue or pink which seems to be the norm for baby cards.
Take care everyone, Jess x

June Horrocks said...

The cards are stunning sue love them all the stork die is awsum I know of a little person who will come into the world in October must get this little die for his card once again sue you are brill
Love June horrocks Xxxxxxxxxxxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Both cards are lovely, love the E/Folder you have used too!
No babies for me or anyone close at the moment so just have to look at yours Sue!
Thinking of you Rosemary Powell, at least it will show what ails you when they have done!
Love Marg

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
both are lovely but the first one has the edge, in my view.
That stork is cute! And it's good to see your pad again, so versatile.
And the embossing folder is lovely, I use it quite a lot.

Hugs, Rose

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What lovely cards today, clean and simple and showcasing perfect dies for the occasion. That's a lovely embossing folder too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments xxx
June thank you for the tip about the new colour clouds that's useful to know. Sounds like you had fun I'm envious 😊Xxx
Donita what a wonderful time you had, yes you don't need alcohol, must chat laughter cake and craft xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - these cards are so different from anything you could buy in shops and the little stork is just adorable. Unfortunately I don't have any reason to make these cards at the moment but would love the opportunity! Sending best wishes

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That stork is so cute love the bottom one the best

Owlish said...

These cards are gorgeous would never dream of using the lilac on baby card but it works brilliantly and I especially like the baby blue card very nice

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Delightful baby cards

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards . love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, These cards are so pretty and very different from anything else out there. Loving the colours you have used.

Love Rosemarie X X

ellyscard creatief said...

Two beautiful cards.

snowy said...

What beautiful baby cards, simply gorgeous. I love them, so quick to make but so effective. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. How lovely to see two beautiful cards today. Baby cards can be such fun. Take care, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Morning Sue. Both cards may be 'simple', but are absolutely gorgeous and the ideas can be transferred to other dies - just beautiful.

Annie Stamps said...

Two lovely cards Sue. I love the sweet baby sentiment. The font is gorgeous.
Like the colour combination too.

Annie P


Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two brilliant cards, love them both although I think the first is my favourite.
June and Donita sounds like you both had fantastic fun filled days.
Pam, as always I e no your great summary.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend
Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Awwww these are gorgeous.
Beverley W

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue two interesting baby cards. I particularly like he "topper part of the second one, a card in itself. Love from Jackie xx

Patricia said...

Sue, I am not ignoring you on the odd occasion.
I am having terrible problems with Google.
I have to sign in every time I comment. I have come back and press Publish again before my comment appears.
I have a feeling I forget to come back sometimes which means my comment does not publish.
Patricia xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue two interesting baby cards. I particularly like he "topper part of the second one, a card in itself. Love from Jackie xx

rosemary powell said...

Thank you Donita apparently they have a new machine with mood lights and music, but my eyes will be firmly shut !!!

sued99 said...

I love both of these. X

rosemary powell said...

Thank you Marg at least we will find out there is very little there!!! Lol Think the strong chemo I had may have something to do with it xx

rosemary powell said...

Sounds like you had a fun day brilliant xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, these are so cute!!!
The storm looks like the one from Dumbo : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

That should say stork!!!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful baby cards. A cute stork on both cards which I love.

nattyboots said...

Aww two beautiful baby cards Sue ,i love them both . Only wish i had someone i could make them for .
Maria have a great holiday. x

Ahh Donita what a fantastic fun day you had , i smiled all through your story and the food sounds very yummy . xx

I too was going to comment about Maureen's 2nd spot on the blog yesterday ,but i didn't want to embarrass her just in case George had tipped her out of bed for snoring too loudly , i see she is back to normal now lower down on the comments list so all must be well .Have a good day Maureen no jumping up and down or stamping your feet . xxx

Rosemary try not to worry ,i thought of all nice things/ occasions that have happened in my life then went on to singing in my head Onward Christian Soldiers ??? don,t ask me why LOL.

Oh Carmen great that you have treated yourself to a new dress and the pants sound lovely and summery , your new hair do will make you feel on top of the world . enjoy !. xx

Saba ,Andrew has hooked a few but not big enough , he is looking for a 69 lb baby or more then the Photo's will come as proof of the catch { everything is taken very seriously at these events apparently }. lol. xx

Pam hope your chest is on the mend and the twins are doing ok .xxx

Crewe Trish and family , still in my thoughts xxx

I have a poorly eye this morning it is very sore and bloodshot when i looked at the bottom lid i have very tiny little white dots along the edge , i am going to bathe it with salted water but if it is no different tomorrow i think i will go to the Drs or the Chemist just to check it for me .
Hope you all have a lovely day ]Elaine

stitchingranny said...

both sweet cards but I like the first one best.

Helen x

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Well I do love a two fer one day and what a cute little two fer they are
Gorgeous Sue as per I used your little stork on a baby card earlier in the year love them all
Hugs to everyone. Special ones to the usual people
Have a wonderful Sunday with those you love
Theresa G xx

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue.
Adorable cards. Love them both. Xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Two great cards. Love to see older die sets being used. I love these dies. Make great cards. Laura O

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Not One But Two Very Beautiful Cards We Are Extremely Very Lucky Today
I Can't Honestly Remember The Last Time, I Ever Did Make Any Baby Cards
I've Never Had The Need To.
But I Must Say I Truly Love The Remarkable "Stork & Baby Die Set" As You've
Shown Here With Your Two Fantastic Example's, I Love The Exquisite
"Dotted Matrix Pinpoint Embossing Folder" Just Superb Extremely Tactile So Very Striking.
I Must Say I Love The First Card Simply Because Of The Colour Palette, Where You've Used
"Coconut White/Iris/Wisteria (Wisteria Being One Of My Favourites)
You Also Included A Section Of Your Luxurious "Classic Elegance Paper Pad"
Sue, (When Are You Going To Bring Out A New Paper Pad It Would Be Great If You Designed One
Especially For The Christmas Period)
I Loved "The Striped Swirl Edger" Also "The Stitched Doodle Flowers"
Card Number Two, For A Baby Boy Just As "Beautiful" This Just Shows Us These Cutting Dies
Are Extremely Versatile.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Beautiful Card's
I've Just Finished My Take On One Of Your Cards You Did A Video Tutorial For It, It's Where
The Palm Trees/Deck Chair Etc Are All Cut Out In Black (It's For Someone's Birthday In Paradise)
I'm Quite Pleased With The Finished Card Although I Had To Do The Background With Tim Holtz
Distress Inks Instead Of "Colour Cloud" I'd Ordered Them From A Different Supplier Still Not Received!!!!!!
Never Mind......
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

So cute! Gorgeous!
Doreen R

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Ooooh ur wee stork is so darn cute. Same as the doodle flowers. I don't have those two but I do have the rest of the baby range as bought by family and friends. Maybe I'll get him eventually lol. X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, if it's a stork double day does that mean it's twins? lol I love both of these cards and the colour schemes make a lovely change from the pastel colours we tend to use. I have several of the New Arrivals sets but the stork unfortunately did not make the cut, I wish he had.

Hope everyone is having a peaceful Sunday.


Jaye said...

Good morning, Sue. Both of these cards are adorable. I love them both

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards....very crisp and clean.

Jan D., FL, USA


Both lovely. I have tbe Dotted Matrix & it embosses beautifully. Thanks Sue xx

CraftyJo said...

They're both so lovely :)

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous and cute cards

June x

jenny Briggs said...

Love both of these cards Sue especially like the colour combination of the second gard


Carol Worwood said...

Two lovely cards, very clean looking, nice to see baby cards in stronger colours for a change xx

rosemary powell said...

Thank you Elaine.Onward Christian Soldiers ? Well now you have said it I will probably think of it and start laughing whilst having the scan!!! Glad Andrew is enjoying. I'm sorry about your eye . Could it be stys ? My sister suffered with them. Hope you feel better tomorrow. Xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two very pretty new baby cards, love them both.

Littlelamb said...

Two lovely cards today Sue. Thank you. Think I will have to invest in the EF. Looks very useful. No baby cards to make at the moment. Etching Pam's comments.

Sue MacFall said...

Great inspiration for baby cards. Thank you, Sue.

Bente Sørflaten said...

So cute baby cards!
Love them both :))

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your stork die cut is so cute. Great cards for new baby.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful baby cards Both so cute any new parents would love either one of them.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Kate's Cards said...

They are both so cute. xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssss Sue, and great designs
Gr Karin

Clai01 said...

Love both cards Sue, really lovely. x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love them both.
Thanks for sharing,

julie laz said...

Hi sue I'm loving these cards, my daughter is having my 2nd grandson in September and I can not wait,
I was with her having our first grandson and I will be there with this one, I will be doing one of these cards for her as there so
Beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

dragonswing said...

Such cute cards. They would be perfect for the new mother to put in the baby's scrapbook.

dragonswing said...

By the way, where can we find the dotted matrix background die?

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Two lovely cards to start the week can't wait until tomorrow.

Elaine I am so glad Andrew is having a good time, my dad used to bathe his sore eyes with cotton wool soaked in cold black tea.Rosemary I closed my eyes the whole time and kept saying my times tables while in the dreaded machine you will have us all sending you positive thoughts

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are simply gorgeous!! It would be very difficult for me to choose a favourite from these two beautiful cards.
Lesley S x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards that I am sure anyone would be delighted to receive. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

ursula said...

Ah two real little cutie cards so pretty...luv Ursula xx

Viki Banaszak said...

These are such wonderful cards! I love the dotty background. It really pulls everything together.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. As soon as I saw that you had done a die with a stork among your new baby dies I just had to have it. For me the image of a stork is a perfect image for a new arrival the same as a snowflake is perfect for Christmas, and to prove it, you have made two stunning cards.


Jan.moogie said...

Love love love these baby cards Sue they are adorable, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous stork baby cards, number one is my favourite as it is my favourite colours, I adore the stork with it's hat on.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hettygarlick said...

Two very cute cards!

liz spooner said...

Mr stork man is very cute.xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Both your cards are so sweet and elegant!

Narrowboat girl said...

Oh so cute, lovely

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two very cute and lovely cards. Don't have any new arrival cards to make however!
Hope everyone is having/ has had a good weekend. Love and hugs to all. Alison xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

It would be totally impossible to choose a favourite between today's two little beauties...please forgive me for having forgotten just how divine the New Arrivals range is, its been a while since i have seen a sample made using them in all their cuteness and now that my memory has been suitably jolted i must make every effort to purchase them....oh yes! I didn't buy them on release despite Yvonne literally wetting herself over them, mainly because i was concentrating on the festive launch at the time so i shoved them on the back burner to deal with later. Unfortunately later was never to materialise and my stash is now missing this scrumptious collection....I don't have any call for baby themed cards but they are just so darn cute that i have persuaded myself that they are a must have now! I love the layout of both cards and both are complimented by one of my favourite EF, the dotted matrix. The colour palette on both is divine and the doodle flower is fab-u-lous!
Another day ruined by endless housework! And i am left wondering, is it all worth it? You see, my Uncle B is a typical Yorkshireman and is far less concerned about fluff on the wooden floor or dust on the sideboard than he is about a regular stream of food and beverages being at his disposal:-) He is travelling in style tomorrow, First Class on the train which suits him because he can eat and drink his own body weight on the journey for free....yes, the rumours about them being stingy are oh so true, sorry Saba:-) My Mum said he wants to take me out shopping but I'm guessing that it will only be me that puts my hand in my pocket:-)
Keeping the floors clean though, is become somewhat of a challenge this past week because Darcey and Brodie have been on the hunt big style and it has been a veritable bloodbath! Darcey isnt so much of a problem because she leaves her "present" on the doormat outside....she's a real lady and very conscientious! Brodie on the otherhand has just brought his fourth live bird in in as many days depositing it in the kitchen, feathers, bird poo, blood, you name it! Tonight's catch was a little Starling which was luckily salvaged before he could do any damage and my Mum was able to set it free:-) Unfortunately he seems to be getting too good at this killing lark, maybe we should get him a collar with a bell on it to warn the prey?.....
Donita, your craft day sounded great, glad you got treated to your cake, it sounded delish:-)
June, i am just a bit envious at all the great craft classes in your area:-) ive always fancied learning Pergamano and was very tempted by the Groovi Range, wouldn't know where to begin though:-(
Carmen, glad to see that someone is finally recognising my royal status, there are others on the blog, namely princess pixie, who take on the title without the necessary credentials or class, whereas i like to remain unassuming, always behaving with class and decorum:-) It seems that some believe themselves to be royal merely by association, maybe i am just encouraging the delusion by continuing to talk to her but every aristocrat has a charitable cause to champion and i guess that Yvonne is mine:-)
Elaine, ooh, that eye sounds sore:-) I don't know if I'd use black tea as suggested though, maybe some eye drops from the chemist might be the wisest choice:-)
Yvonne, where are you you lazy mare? What happened to all those early comments, Maureen is putting you to shame!:-)
Hugs to all my blog bestiesxxx


Anonymous said...

Evening Sue. WOW Two stunning cards, they are both so cute. I love the colours you have used on them both but i do like the Duck Egg & Chestnut. I have been making a few baby cards lately as my son & daughter-in-law are expecting our first grandchild next month so these New Arrival dies have come in so useful.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

DeCor said...

These are bearutiful baby cards. The Doodle stitched flowers are so perfect with these dies.

ang said...

Fabulous baby card angxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I love the stork die!! Both cards are fab!!!

dorothy cattanach said...

Hi Sue.
A baby card today and so sweet. Both cards are lovely.
I will have a new baby Great Grand daughter in September and the Stork die is just what I will use.
Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful ideas every day.
Sue take care.
Dorothy xxx

Karen Drew said...

Two gorgeous baby cards. That stork die is soooo cute
Karen xx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, both cards are absolutely delightful!!! Gorgeous!! Jo xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue
You're spoiling us with a two for one today. Such sweet baby cards they are perfect, Love that dotted Matrix pinpoint folder. Forgot to say yesterday, the dies I ordered last week have arrived. A couple from the Indonesian collection, Lily of The Valley, star flower cluster and dotted Daisy EF. They are all gorgeous. Now I just need to get my order off for your Christmas dies, I'll be walking the streets at this rate!

Donita it sounds like you had a brilliant time, and a scrumptious cake too. Lucky you.
Diane who are you kidding you don't need alcohol, you forget we know you!
Patricia I always have to sign in every day and then go back and press publish. I thought that was normal.
Elaine, 69 lbs! Blinking heck or should I say sacrebleu ! that's some fish hope he gets one but more importantly at that weight I hope it doesn't get him! Hope your eye is better tomorrow. Onward Christian Soldiers? I ask you, was that the best you could do, although you do realise I will be singing that all evening now!
Rosemary, how about "The bear went over the mountain" that'll keep you going all the way through! Big hugs just for you.
Myra we need suggestions for a tune for Rosemary, your good at tunes.
Lorraine I'll have you know not all true Yorkies are tight, I put a penny in a charity box only the other week! Have you parcelled up that pink jacket for me yet?

Love and hugs for,all
Saba xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
I love these cards - adorable x
I have all your new arrival dies - bought them from you at Ally Pally x
Be patient with me folks - still not so good x
Lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue both of these cards are gorgeous and stunning.
That stork is so cute i love it.

Jan Sayer said...

Great baby cards.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm sorry !! Late again!!
I really love this twofer today! The stork is just so cute and his hat is great! The little heart on his precious bundle is such a lovely touch too!
I love the colours you have used because they are a rather nice change from the usual! I have the It's a Boy and It's a Girl Dies and the little vest. Very cute! Very useful!
Ok in a scanner - we are suggesting singing Onward Christian Soldiers, Saying the Times Tables etc. What about going through the alphabet thinking of a girls name for each letter! Then a boys name! Then a city/ town! Then a Country - after that I'd yell let me out!!!
I do know you mustn't - though!!! Never been in one but been told they are quite noisy but you will be just fine! I have great faith in you!
If you have to sing what about Silent Night! It will be dark in there! - " all is calm!"
Diane - of course you don't!
Pat L - so pleased your husband is making progress.
Lorraine - please put a bell on the cats collar! It does warn the birds. Good to see you and in good form!
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Betty McAlister said...
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Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous baby cards Sue. Love them both. Betty xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful baby cards. Arlyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful baby cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Jean said...

Oh - so very pretty!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a fabulous Twofer!! I have some of your other baby dies and the cards are always so well received, I have been asked to make them for friends and I know these will be just as popular.
Now, back to the Christmas dies to try again to choose what I NEED
Muriel x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Two lovely cards. Love the EF,it is so cute and goes so well for baby's cards.I made a few baby cards so far and I have to make at least 3 more ... all for baby girls. It a "Girl Year"around here.

Elaine - How is your eye? Did the salt water help? Hope Andrew and his friends to go for fishing to Danube Delta one day.It is like heaven there, or at least it is the way we remember. We use to go for fishing every year there, before to move to Canada. Till then I wish to Andrew to enjoy the rest of this trip.How is Helen?
Pam - Don't worry,your spot is safe.Have a great day tomorrow at work.
Donita - Looks like you really had a day to remember!
PP - Get well soon.
Princess Laine - Are your delicate hands able to do so much housework?

Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Latenight Sandy H said...

Both cards are so cute. Love the embossing folder and the hat on the stork.
Take care everyone.

SueJ said...

These cards are lovely Sue, love the simplicity of them both.

Eunice said...

These cards are so cute.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

SHARICA said...

Love both of them xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I do like chocolate with blue Sue as it just gives a soft sort of a warmth to the back layer without it being a stark black. With making the main background colour the soft coconut white, it is a beautiful card, not too hard a mix on the eyes. Your stitched flowers on the wee girls card is lovely and always reminds me of one of my favourite embroidery stitches, blanket stitch. I love the homely effect that it has on linen and material, either that are made into appliques on a quilt or on an old fashioned sampler that we sort of produced at the primary school. Unfortunately for the rest of the class they only learnt about 5 embroidery stitches tops, were as i learnt a whole variety and could make a full and detailed sampler(our teacher that they brought in to teach us to sew and knit couldn't do either so it was fun teaching a teacher how to do what she was suppose to be teaching me). In time gone past there seemed to be an awful lot of people in jobs that they knew nothing about, but that had got a job in the departments to start with so that they could get elevated up into where they wanted to be.
Thank you Sue for two really cute looking cards that are so very different from shop bought baby cards.
Love crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jan 23 said...

Really love this card. I am sure whoever received it would put it in a frame & keep it as a treasure for the little one. Adding all the birth details would make it a keepsake to treasure