Sunday, 14 February 2016

Today & Forever

Happy Valentines Day!  Although today's card isn't a Valentines card, it does have hearts so I thought it would work nicely for today's post.  I chuckle every time I look at this card because it started out as just something I used to make part of the card that is shown at the very bottom of the post.  I was using this piece of card to get the fall away pieces for my shaker card!  I just thought it was too pretty once it was all cut and decided to make another card out of it!  I cut the Heart of Hearts die four times without the outer cutting edges.  I stamped my sentiment on the top and bottom portion of the card in black Archival ink.  The top part of the sentiment is actually only part of that particular sentiment too, I trimmed off the "Best Wishes" part and just used the Today and forever portion.  I added mounting foam to the back of this piece to raise it for dimension.  On another piece of card, I added sticky adhesive sheet bits behind where the hearts were cut out.  I coated them with Fire Red Polished Silk Glitter for maximum bling.  I centred the top cut out piece over the glittered background, then added my final pierced mat, a red mat and another white mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  You can see the original card that I made using the cut outs at the bottom of the post too if you are interested.

Now for the winners of this week's comment game.  They are:

Carol Quinn!!!
Lynne L!!!
Gillyflower!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Feb. 10th, the winners are

Dragonsnap 2!!!
Barbara Gosden!!!
Bluefairy4U!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x









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171 comments:

Pam said...

lovely cards Sue. Happy Ventines Day to all.
Congratulations to all winners.
Laine I am so saddened that your dad has passed, my dad was 59 when he passed, it is so hard, my prayers are with you.
Loving thoughts to all who are sad, grieving or just need a big hug.
Norah your youthful home and your parents and brother now live in your heart forever.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a brilliant card made with waste they are both gorgeous. Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Sorry that was Happy Valentines Day lol.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Happy Valentines Day.
A lovely card and the shaker one is lovely too.
Congratulations to all the winner's.
Take care all and have a great day. Kitty.

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and all early morning crafters, Happy Valentine's Day.
Sue another stunning card😀
Would look great all white for a wedding card to.
Crafty hugs and love
Tina T

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
what a lovely card for Valentines Day. Just beautiful
congratulations to all the winners
hugs
Muriel x

Jan.moogie said...

both cards are awesome Sue, Happy Valentines day. x

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Love both these cards, Sue. Ideal for Valentines Day, wedding or anniversary depending on the wording. Very versatile.
D x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I've made your bottom card for Hubby's valentines card. I just loved it when you demoed it. My waste went in the bin though! But then the confetti was cut from my bit box. HVD all.

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Very clever.

Love
Roz.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congratulations to all winners, and happy Valentine's Day to all.
Lovely card Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards, love the Heart of Hearts die and the Buckle Bar.
Congratulations to all the winners.x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Happy Valentines Day :-) Gorgeous cards today, love them both. Congratulations to the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...



Hi Sue
Very clever idea, and two cards today. Great.
Jan
Congratulations to the winners.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Great looking card Sue, thanks.

carol edwards said...

You have made two lovely cards Sue and I love the sentiment too. Congratulations to the winners, and happy valentine's to all. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are beautiful. It's great when you can make two cards from one idea.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely both!! Great ideas to use this fab die! Love expecially the shaker!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two very beautiful and clever cards for today, I loved both of these when I first saw them on tv, especially the one with the buckle bar. Sending love and best wishes to you and congratulations to all the lucky winners today.
YvonneMayxx

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning cards Sue xx love them both xx love Kim D

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning cards Sue xx love them both xx love Kim D

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are great. Congrats winners!
Anne M xxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, Happy Valentine's Day. Just love both your cards. You make them absolutely beautiful that I wouldn't want to send them but keep for myself lol! Well done winners that includes myself wow! Thank you Sue xxx

sandy acland said...

I like the bottom card the best:0)

Sandy (tort)

carol quinn said...

Thanks sue.,..I'm a winner,
Love this card its stunning
Carol

Chris Curry said...

A two for one then Sue. Both lovely. I got this die last week and also the flower stamp that works with it. Thank you. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cards, both of them. There is always a certain elegance about your cards, I don't know how you achieve this but enjoy perusing them.
Love the red and white, too.
Hugs, Rose

Carolyn B said...


Beauriful card Sue. I love this die but have yet to find it, probably because it's sold out!

Carolyn B x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Valentine's Day all.
Two gorgeous cards today perfect for today.
Congratulations to all the winners
Maggie

TDQ Karen said...

Congratulations, two cards from one initial idea and both are beautiful.

Well done to all the winners x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards and congrats to the winners

Anne

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I made a version of the bottom card for my husband for Valentines Day cos I loved it when I first saw it. I love the heart of hearts die and so must everyone else as it keeps selling out
Happy Valentines Day to all

Narrowboat girl

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love both cards, so pretty!
Well done to the winners
Take care
Love Marg

sonja_w said...

Love both cards and it's a great way to use your leftovers. Have a fab day everyone x

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue - waste not.........! Used to very good effect, nice card.
Well done to all the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

So which card is the "waste" one?...lol...both gorgeous, definitely a double whammy with today's cards...

Congratulations to all the winners...

Izzy

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Happy valentines day everyone
I might do a version of this card for my sisters 30th in June, I have done one similar to the 2nd for my anniversary next month.
I will be visiting my valentine in hospital as he is still in its 2 weeks tomorrow since he went in so we will celebrate when he comes home
Congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Jane Franklin said...

I love them both and have used the heart die to make 'him indoors' Valentine. Its such a versatile die with the cut outs.
Congrats to the winners and best wishes all. Jxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two stunning cards, after you gave me the idea I very often use the 'waste' on cards.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue happy Valentine's Day hope you all have a good one
Sue today's cards are beautiful and the designs are wonderful x

Debs cards xxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Valentines Day everyone. Two beautiful cards today & very versatile could suit other occasions. Yvonne xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well Happy Valentines Day to you all, my hubby is not romantic at all so we don't celebrate it but that doesn't mean I don't like to see others doing so.

I am loving both of today's cards and you have given me some inspiration for an anniversary card that I have to make today, brilliant.

Congrats to all the lucky winners

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

Gloria Robey said...

Good Morning Sue ,Happy Valentines day everyone. I love both cards so cute. When using the buckle die to make the frame I fail can't get it square .Will keep trying .Gloria (sidcup) xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue, hope you have a lovely day xx hazel

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. I love today's cards, I got this die for Christmas and have loved using it, but you have just given me an idea for a card I have been asked to make, so thank you. Hazel X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, such a simple idea but so elegant.
I'm very excited to see my name in the list of winners, thank you.
Happy Valentine's day
B xx

Tressa said...

One person's waste is another person's inspiration! These two cards just go to show, as yesterday's tip about templates did, that the remnants of a die cut can be of great use. Lovely card.

Teresa

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely cards for a special day, both beautiful.


Congrats the winners...

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards today both very pretty and useful, congrats to winners
Kathy B xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the red and white

nattyboots said...

Two lovely cards Sue, loving this shade of red.
Congrats to your winners .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the red and white makes a very cheery card love from Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well they are both beautiful

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, Sue, but the first is my favourite! It just shows we should look carefully at the waste card.

Anne (Northampton)

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards, especially the first one.

Congrats to all the winners.

Michele

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful cards, I love your compilation on both, but the last one, for me, is gorgeous.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, 2 very lovelty cards, i jusy love hearts in any shape or form. I wish I had someone who would send me a card like this, oh we can all dream!

Love Rosemarie x x

Wendy L said...

So grogeous, this heart die is lovely, xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Wow talk about waste not want not!!!
I prefer the (waste) : )
Congratulations to all the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Clai01 said...

Happy Valentine's day and the cards are so love ly !

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Tow lovely cards, it's a very pretty heart. I have made engagement, wedding and anniversary cards with the heart die they were all well received.
Take care.
Lydia
X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards for Valentine's!
:-)
Lorna D

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, Happy Valentines day to you I actually used that die and the heart embossing folder to create my card for hubby hes really thrilled with it, it certainly makes a stunning card. The cards youve made are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful cards sue love them hope you are ok love June Horrocks xxxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Lovely cards for today Sue, I saw them when you showed them as examples on TV and I had to buy the die immediately.

Lisbeth

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both gorgeous and very apt for today. SueL x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful cards both of them!
That heart die is gorgeous :))
Happy Valentines day to you!

Annie Pennington said...

I love both cards Sue.

I managed to get the heart of hearts die set last week. I'm still playing with it. That's the beauty of your dies, they are multi functional. Absolutely fabulous.

Annie P
xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two really beautiful cards on this Valentines Day
DoreenR

foxyg said...

Two stunning cards. Love that heart die.

SueJ said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue and a really lovely die.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Happy Valentines day to all.

IVY Cheong said...

Happy valentines to all! I love both the cards! Think I need to get these dies now. Enjoy your Valentine's Day, Ivy c X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Happy valentines everyone.
Beautiful card sue as always. Great use of waste card too. I don't like waste if I can help it.
Congrats to the comment winners xx

Love to all

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
HAPPY VALENTINES TO ALL ...
What a great card Sue just a great one as was after an idea for my mum in law and father in law golden anniversary card thanks so much for sharing
Congrats to all the winners
Hugs Sarah xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Two beautiful cards even if I am not into hearts these are lovely.
Congratulations to all this week's winners.
Well I don't feel at all romantic as my son went to a party last night. He came home late rather worse for wear and then woke me later being ill. I feel awful and my pain is climbing. I know his Dad has already had words with him but I shall be adding to that.He needs to learn to pace himself.
Sorry your meds don't seem to help anymore Linda. I wondered about mine until I dropped 10 mg to try and help my brain function and boy do I know it.
Love n hugs.
Wishing good things to all xxx

hettygarlick said...

Lovely cards Sue. I don't have much call for cards with hearts on but I'm tempted to get this die to use for anniversary cards. It's so lovely.

Beryl Treble said...

beautiful cards Sue. Congratulations to all the winners.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards,really good ideas,
Have a lovely day everyone & congratulations to the winners
Best wishes
Karen M

Kate's Cards said...

Two lovely cards! xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, both cards are absolutely beautiful, what a great way to use the negative piece, and not waste it, and the shaker card is fab. Have a lovely day. Bx

BridgetCG said...

And sorry, I forgot to say congratulations to the comment game winners. Bx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, just gorgeous and no waste pieces. Hugs Theresa xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the first card and easy to send through the post without lots of layers. Val xx

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What pretty cards! Both ideal for both Valentine's and Anniversaries :)
Happy St Valentine's Day to all who have a Valentine to spend it with and happy crafting everyone.
Bejay xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Happy Valentines Day.
Two beautiful cards, just perfect for today.
Congratulations to all winners.
Take care everyone, snowing here today.
x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, impossible for me to pick a favourite.
Congratulations to the winners today and yesterday.
Maureen xx

sued99 said...

Two lovely cards. I do like the idea of making an extra card from the so called 'waste' of another card.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Two beautiful cards. I just love them both.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Regards,
Evis M.

Lesley Thomas said...

We have a saying here Sue "Want not, Waste not" You did excellently with that waste card! I think I prefer it over the more formal card. Happy Valentines Day!

Pat James said...

Good morning sue,
Happy valentines day all, this is one of my favourite cards, just loved it when I first saw it, haven't been able to give it a go yet, don't own the die as yet, but won't be long, have had loads of fun over the last few weeks watching some of the older videos and using some of the die I have had for a while.

Take care, hugs pat xx

Suebak said...

Delightful!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the die you have used, hearts within a heart. The second card is gorgeous too. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

craftynanna said...

Twofer day, thank you Sue they are GORGEOUS and they would make a fab wedding card done in all white, thanks for the inspiration.
I was having terrible trouble trying to cut the filigree buckle die and then I read a post on the Sue Wilson Facebook page about rubbing the die with a dryer sheet, oh my goodness what HUGE difference it makes the bits even all fell out when I tapped it on the table so thank you America Kuhn for that tip.
Congratulations to all the winnners of the comments posts, well done.
Keeping those bereaved and ill in my daily thoughts. Hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Twofer day, thank you Sue they are GORGEOUS and they would make a fab wedding card done in all white, thanks for the inspiration.
I was having terrible trouble trying to cut the filigree buckle die and then I read a post on the Sue Wilson Facebook page about rubbing the die with a dryer sheet, oh my goodness what HUGE difference it makes the bits even all fell out when I tapped it on the table so thank you America Kuhn for that tip.
Congratulations to all the winnners of the comments posts, well done.
Keeping those bereaved and ill in my daily thoughts. Hugs Johanna

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
"WOW" The Showing Of Two Cards, I Just Love The Red/White
Anniversary Card With The Very Beautiful Hearts.
This Card Is So Extremely Clean And Spring Like, I Love The Sentiments
And The Beautiful Fonts.
I Also Love The Shaker Card But Never Make Them...... Myself.
I Finished Making My Husband's Valentines Card Its Not As Good As Your Beautiful Card.
I Don't Usally Try Men's Cards As I'm Not A Lover Of Making Them, I Only Have My Husband
To Make For No Other Men!!!!!
Take Great Care My Very Dearest Friend
You Are Always In My Thoughts
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Lots Of Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, Congratulations To This Week's Comment Gift Winners Enjoy!!!!!!!
Hugs To Lancashire Steph x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I like both of these cards and love the way you created the frame with the buckle die. I remember seeing them on your last shows and if I remember correctly they were Charlie's favourites.

Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Frances

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue! First of all, I love both of the cards, and the way that you have used the 'scrap piece of card' to create another card is just SO good! Very inspiring, as always!
Secondly, I can't believe it - but I am one of the lucky winners!!! Thank you SO much! Well done to the other winners too!
Thank you once again Sue!
Love, Gilly R xxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I think you would call this a serendipity card!

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card for Valentines or Anniversary.

Congrats to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Two beauties today. I have a little box set aside to collect all my heart's and I just know they will be so useful at some stage. Didn't make my usual card this year, my heart - if you pardon the pun just isn't into crafting just yet, but I had 3 lovely dies today from my special Valentine, as you said Sue "he's a keeper" lol
We enjoy spoiling each other especially when we are both so low at the moment. Due to our recent pain being so similar Sue, I can't help but wonder how you are doing every day, those waves can be so high sometimes can't they ?
So on that note, I will send my love.
Lancashire Steph xxx ❤

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards , I love them both
take care,
Wendy x

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners!!!

Both cards are so stunning. I love red, so Valentine's Day is fun like Christmas.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Paula said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, and well done for using up the left overs! :)
Congratulations to the winners,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is another of your simple, easy cards that is stunning. I can imagine it is even nicer in real life. The shaker Card is lovely, very pretty, though I still prefer the first Card. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Carol Quinn, Lynne L, Gillyflower, Dragonsnap 2, Barbara Gosden and Bluefairy4U.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Happy Valentines Day to everyone. Todays cards are beautiful. They both tick all my boxes and to think the first card was made from the waste to make the second card. You always make us think outside the box when it comes to our crafting. I always this black, white and red look very classy. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Take Care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, two beautiful cards, love the shaker card.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Not one but two! beautiful cards, No valentine celebrations today, we are all ill!
Hugs to all
Jennywren xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, I do like your heart of hearts although I haven't got it yet !!! I think I like the card you made with the waste piece more than the other.
Congratulations to all of today's winners and also to chaffinch who won the Wednesday card

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two very beautiful cards today, think what can
be made out of the scrap pieces.
Take one day at a time,hugs.

My thought are with Lorraine today also with
Saba and anyone else who recently have lost someone x
To anyone in hospital, hope you or your loved
ones gets better soon x
Congrats. to all comment winners x

Had a lovely day yesterday thanks to you Sue,meeting
up with two of my blog friends. It was real fun day x

To all Wilsonette's and my special friends,
warm hugs Maria x

Tami Grant said...

Both cards are beautiful. I really like the shaker card. I've been trying my hand at shakers too, but certainly nothing as beautiful as this one. I must get that lattice bar to add to my collection - it's just lovely and so versatile. Happy Valentines Day!

Scottydog said...

Love both of today's cards, but my favourite might even be your waste card Sue! Love the clean lines & the red hearts really stand out on the White card, but then again the red, white &a black one looks very elegant!
Congratulations to the winners.Take care Sue.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

2 lovely cards. Can't choose between them. Happy Valentines day xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both of these cards are lovely - just goes to show nothing is every wasted so shouldn't be thrown away - you never know.....
Beverley W

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards, and it just shows what we can make with the waste card that we normally throw away.xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Afternoon Sue, two beautiful cards, and a great way to us the both the cut-outs and the waste. Have done the same with butterfly dies and the waste.
Wendyx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Great cards and to make a second card from the left overs,as none of us like waste very economical.

Val Jones said...

Stunning cards Sue. Definitely good for Valentines cards.
Love Val in Spain x

Alexis B said...

Hi Sue
What great cards. I bought this die a while ago and saved it to make my husband's card for today, as I thought it was really versatile. Now we have two more ideas from you - as always, so brilliant.
Alexis
xx

terrie said...

Great looking card....very nice...tfs

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Love both of these cards but to use the waste is awesome. I love to recycle any left overs I have in my craft room as well.

Lol Barbara W xx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to this week's winners!
LOVE both of these lovely heart cards! Never thought to use my heart like this! Off to make hubby a card doing this!

Jean said...

So very prettY!!

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards for us today. Thanks for giving us the incentive to use our fall a away pieces.
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely cards, is Jonh rubbing off on you or is he copying your ideas, of making cards from left overs, the left over card is so lovely, that it's hard to believe it started that way, it's just another day to me, single for another year, don't think I will count how many it has been though! Love to you and your family this valentines though Sue xxxx

Susan White said...

Happy Valentines to all. Both lovely cards, although I actually prefer the one made from the waste! Clean and simple - just my style, Susan x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue I am sitting in our hotel in Iceland typing ( just showing off). Your cards are stunning both of them. I do love the heart of hearts die set I have used it twice already and I can see myself using it much more. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, you are one clever lady with "beaucoups" of ideas. Thank you for sharing your creative process with those of us who follow you. Now when I die cut a design, I have to stop and look closely to see if I can use any part of the "throw away" pieces for another project. And, you have inspired me to die cut into a larger piece of card stock so I can use the aperture for a frame on another card. I think I like the first card even better than your original idea.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Happy Valentines Day! How appropriate are today's lovely examples of Sues brilliance. I particularly love the shaker card, not least because it features my adored buckle bar, but also because it utilises all the unused bits from card one. The heart die is truly beautiful and if only I had a Valentine myself I would be more than delighted to send one of these beauties.
Having a quiet day today trying to read my book Angels in my Hair by Lorna Byrne in the hope that it will focus my mind on the positives of life and the afterlife- I guess we look for comfort wherever we can at times like these and the thought that my Dad is with my grandparents now helps.
Stephanie, I am so sorry for your loss too....I hope that I'm not getting the wrong impression but when you speak of grief coming in waves it feels like you have recent experience. Sue is in my thoughts a lot too at this time as she rides the storm also.
Yvonne, on a far lighter note, you achieved the impossible yesterday and made me chuckle with mirth over the vision of you dressed as an oompah loompah:-) I don't know if I would have been slightly disturbed at Jakes apparent enthusiasm at dressing in drag as Fat Pat...surely this guise would have been more suitable for yourself given your shady track record, enough said!.....I would keep a close eye on my wardrobe from now on because this is a fetish that could spiral out of control very easily:-) I do hope that you enjoyed your night though and behaved with propriety and decorum lest my good opinion of you suffer. I can guess that you will be tired but happy today and your exertions were worth the effortxxxx
Pam, Maria, thanks for your kind thoughts regarding my Dad, I really appreciate the sentiment and it helps more than you realisexxx
Linda, hope you're okay sweetie, cutting meds can be tough, I'm reducing my tramadol at the moment cos they're highly addictive, it's a slow process so be careful to do it gradually so that the withdrawals are minimalxxx
Sending love and hugs to my special buddies Beth, deb c, Tracy, Lorraine, Rebecca, jan, Theresa, Saba and anyone else I may have neglected to mention. Special thoughts to those in pain and suffering.

Love and hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Virginia Davey said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Love both of the cards.

Margaret Rogers said...

Two very beautiful cards, and so different. its good to use the bits which would normaly be discarded.
Margaret xx

Diane said...

Hi a Sue
What lovely cards today, perfect for Valentine's Day. The heart is gorgeous, I might have to invest in that die! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to all the winners xxx
Laine so sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my thoughts xxxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good afternoon/evening Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Wow, two beautiful cards today...I absolutely love,both of them!!!

Congratulations to all of the comment winners!!!

Laine, you're constantly in my thoughts. It's not easy to lose a Dad. Sending comforting hugs.

Happy Valentine's Day to all and have a beautiful evening!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards . The first one just edges it with me. I like the simplicity of it I think.
Laine , so sorry to hear about your Dad! It's very hard , I know. Thinking of you.
Sending hugs to you too, Sue and Saba xxxx

liz spooner said...

These cards today are gorgeous Sue, I have been busy with designs for my nieces wedding next year and have been playing with a combination of dies.xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Willsonetts
Two gorgeous card Sue I love both of them the heart die is so pretty I think I might just need it.
Your always in my thoughts & prayers Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

Tracy hope your feeling better is it last Chemo Tuesday yaay.hope you got spoilt today TRACY .xx Hug's xxx

Wheelybad hope your also feeling better my friend love & Hug's & not fogetting Billy cuddles for him xxx

Special Hug's for SABA.xxx

melody Francis & Molly Hug's xxx

Hug's for all wilsonettes & my special friends xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards. Congratulations winners.
Hugs.

Theresa Pace said...

of course it's too pretty to throw away and it became a 2 for 1. that is what John Lockwood always says to do. you listen i see, lol!!! hugs xx

CraftyJo said...

Love it! And the one you meant to make too ;)

Chaffinch said...

I saw a quick appearance of the 4 hearts card on TV, and have been using the idea for silver wedding anniversary cards ever since (seems everyone in the family is celebrating 25 years of marriage). Then today I did it in red for a Valentine themed swap - but I used the words Forever Friends, as it was for a card swap not for my true love.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well I love the two cards you have shared with us all today
And Happy Valentines Day to you
I love both cards but have to say that the second one is my favourite one do like the buckle dies
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs to you Sue
And to anyone else that needs one
Theresa G. xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Both cards are really great. Never waste anything!!!!! Xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the fact that it has been made out of the waste from the first card. This die was one of my first buys as I love the design.

Eunice said...

I love the fact that this was not the card that you started out to make. I seem to do this all the time, some times it really works great and others not so much!!!! This weekend I made the Faux Leather card (the one with the masking tape) I didn't have the colored wax that you used so I just used inks to do almost the same thing. It turned out okay, but I will have to get the Cosmic Shimmer waxes and see if there is a difference. Thanks for your wonderful ideas!! Congrats to the winners.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two brilliant cards today - love both of them. Thinking of you xx
Laine you are in my thoughts and prayers xx
Wheely hope you're feeling better today xx
Love and hugs to Tracy, Melody and Francis xx
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Love and hugs to all , Alison xxxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

What beautiful cards, very fitting for today.

Congratulations to the winners x

Big hugs all round
Linda xx

DeCor said...

Congrats to All the winners!
A really great card. I think I like this off cut card even more than the original one but both are really nice. Thank you for so many ideas to keep the creative juices flowing! Hope you have had a good day. A big crafty hug!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two wonderful cards, love the red it's a beautiful shade. The heart die is amazing as are the ideas and techniques that you pass on to us, thank you.
Di B. x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Two really beautiful cards today !!! I love that you have created both of these two beautiful cards using your new Heart of Hearts die. A great idea to use the die cut hearts and the piece of card that they were cut from !!! That lovely red glitter really makes the card pop. I love the font of those lovely word stamps to. Thank you Sue for sharing these two beautiful cards today. I love them both.
I am always thinking of you Sue and hoping you are getting through each day ok. Take care Sue. Sending you lots of love and big gentle hugs from Tres x x x

Lorraine, I am so very sorry to hear the very sad news about your Dad. Sending you my heartfelt condolences, lots of love and very big gentle hugs to you. From Tres x x x

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

karenlotty said...

Two super cards

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Both cards are beautiful sue x after seeing you demo the second card I bought the dies straight away and have made hubbys card using the hearts as you have in the second card and stamped just like the first but used milk gold and black and he absolutely loves it so thanks so much sue for the inspiration x
Sending you hugs sue and to all the wilsonettes x
Congratulations to all the lucky winners x
Theresa w xxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty die - Two beautiful cards - I love both of them.
Best wishes,
Anne O

Nicola Belshaw said...

Hi Sue

This die is one of my favourites. It just keeps giving
Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards done so cleverly, can be used for so many occasions,
Well done you lucky winners
Marlene O xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I remember seeing your heart cards when you were last on Hochanda, I thoroughly approve of any attempt to use the waste from a die, as its "good for the planet" and quite a lot of fun doing jigsaw-y things and shakers. I like the cards but it's not the sort I make at all.

Extra special hugs to you Sue and to others who are grieving, I'm thinking of you all xxx

Congratulations to the comment game winners xxx

Alison (Alimecca) and Lynda, very big hugs to you both xxx

Today was pretty good, Got a little crochet done and have been sat up for at least half the 12hr day day, head now hurting and seeing in twos but very tired now so I'm going to get Billy sorted and go to bed. Wishing everyone a great new week, sending hugs to everyone with lots of extra in case you need one. Help yourself!

T x

Betty McAlister said...

H Sue. Love both cards - would be hard to choose a favourite. X

nannapat said...

Love this die Sue and your cards are lovely. Congrats to the winners. Pat x

Lesley Cann said...

Love both cards today. I made a version of the second one for my husband and he loved it so many thanks for that.

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Such lovely cards.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Sandy H said...

Two gorgeous cards, the first one just has the edge for me.
Congratulations to the winners of the comment game.
Take care everyone.

Anne Crawford said...

Two stunning cards ! I love both of them.
Anne xo

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, I love them both.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for sharing,
Heather

julie laz said...

Hi sue, now this card is fab and I will be copying this one if that's ok, beautiful as wedding invitations, thanks crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are beautiful. What a wonderful heart die! I pinned my favorite! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765611865712/

gailgale said...

Wonderful Valentine's card!!!

ursula said...

So so pretty, as you say not just for Valentines Day....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

dmj from kettering said...



A lovely "happy accident" card, could be used for other designs too,




Doreen x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
I love both these cards as I absolutely adore everything that is heart shaped whatever it may be.
Great that you got 2 for 1 out of your card stock which makes for a very savvy crafter..
They are both beautiful.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)