Thursday, 21 August 2014

Peeking Die Cut

Hi crafters!  Thank you so much for all the amazing comments about my new Christmas dies, I was absolutely over the moon !  It has been an exciting week with all new dies, but don't forget about the videos!  Here is a new one for you that will hopefully help you to look at your dies a bit differently.  They don't always need to be in full on display to look beautiful, sometimes they can just do a bit of peeking!

Not to be forgotten, here is a list of the winners from each of the individual blogs of last week's blog hop:

Sue Wilson - Jackie Whiteman
Julia Watts - Wendy Armstrong
Tracey Laughton - June Ballenger
Kim Bacon - Lynda Edmondson
Donna Ratcliff - Clai01
Neil Burley - Karen Burton
Tracy Heaton - June Smith
Kerry Hickton - Sam Smithard
Pam Smith - Anne Crawford
Creative Expressions - Crafty Jo

Please email with your postal details so that they can get your prizes sent out to you.

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The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014


Hello my crafty friends!  Last but not least are the Joy die set and the Believe die set.  The Joy die is another vertical die but with the ability to change the colours of the letters with the second die in this set. The separate Joy word die allows you so much versatility with this set. It is beautiful and simple in it's elegance.  It really lends itself to a lovely clean and simple style as well as dressing it up with a floral element.  I can't wait to show off the samples with this one!  You can see a sample of the Believe die on Julia's blog today (at the end of the post) ( This is your last chance to leave a comment to be entered in the drawings to win the die sets, but you do still have time to add your comments on any of the previous die set posts.  Don't forget, the winners will be posted on Monday afternoon, so be sure to check back.  All the dies are now available at your local stockists. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the new die sets!   All for now, Sue x


Hi bloggers!  Isn't this just the ultimate in elegance, it has the real wow factor to it I think.  This Peace die is gorgeous and the vertical nature to it makes it quite elegant and understated too.  Shown here in simple black and white, this die would definitely take all the work out of your Christmas card making while still delivering a beautiful card for the recipients on your Christmas list.  If you would like to be included in the drawing to win this die, leave a comment on this post.  Be sure to join me for the final post at 2pm.  All for now, Sue x

Let It Snow

Hi crafters!  Welcome back to the final day of the Christmas die blog launch.  I do hope that you are enjoying the unveiling!  First up is the "Let It Snow" die set.  I love this one and think it will set the tone for some fabulous Christmas cards.  It is quite focal, but can still be used simply as the sentiment inside of a card as well.  Please leave a comment if you like this one and be sure to join me back here at noon for the next offering.  All for now, Sue x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Framed Noel

Hi bloggers!  We are featuring the Framed Noel for our last post today.  Look at all the beautiful detail on it!  It has a separate cutting edge so can easily be used in a variety of ways.  I have layered it up here to show off the frame in a different colour.  Don't those poinsettias look amazing with it too!  Leave a comment and don't forget to check back at 6am in the morning for the final day of the blog launch!  All for now, Sue x

Vintage Bauble and Sentimental Bauble

Hi crafters!  We have the two bauble sets on offer for this post.  Shown here is the Sentimental Bauble.  There is also the Vintage Bauble die set as part of the giveaway on this post. Both sets have a beautifully detailed large and small Bauble and separate bead caps.  There are a couple of matching stamps that are available to fit these die sets as well.  Leave a comment on this post to be included in the drawing for these die sets.  Be sure to pop back at 4pm for the last post today too.  All for now, Sue x

Filigree Poinsettia

Welcome back!  This is the Filigree Poinsettia die set.  This die also works in conjunction with the Classic Poinsettia (as seen here) or it is quite stunning all by itself.  The Holly Spray can be seen here nicely as well.  Please leave a comment on this post to be entered to win this die set.  I look forward to seeing you back at 2pm today for the next offering.  All for now, Sue x

Classic Poinsettia and Mosaic Poinsettia

Good morning all!  Let's start the day off right with a double dose of dies to win!  The Mosaic Poinsettia and the Classic Poinsettia die sets are on off this hour.  These sets can be used separately or combined as I have done here on this sample.  Remember those twigs from yesterday?  I just love the way they look when used with these poinsettia dies too, don't you!  The Classic Poinsettia has matching stamps to it as well.   Leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing.  The next post is up at noon today.  All for now, Sue x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Pine Bough

Hello again!  Last but not least for today is the Pine Bough die set.  I think you will be able to see the usefulness of this gorgeous die.  Used here as an accessory for creating a wintry scene for the bauble.  This set comes with some thin branches too that look amazing when used in your floral elements (wait until you see tomorrow's card!)  So what do you think so far?  I hope you are liking them.  There is more to come tomorrow at 6 am too!  Leave a comment on this post, you never know you may get lucky!  Someone has to win after all!  All for now, Sue x

Holly Spray and Holly Accessory Kit

Hi bloggers!  There are two die sets up for grabs during this post.  The card here showcases the Holly Accessory Kit.  There are multiple sizes of both a solid and open style holly.  They layer up perfectly or can be used separately like I have done on this card.  The Holly Spray can be seen on many of the cards during the blog launch but I think you will find that both sets are the perfect embellishment to any of your Christmas cards!  Leave a comment to be in the drawing to win one of these sets.  The last post for today will be up at 4pm.  I hope you will join me then!  All for now, Sue x

Illuminated Christmas Tree

Welcome back!  Next up is the Illuminated Christmas tree die set.  This set is unique in that there is a beautifully detailed Christmas tree and a second die that has been designed to only emboss rather than cut to give the appearance of light from the tree's star.  I love the way it came out and I hope you will too!  If you would like the chance to win this one, get your comment on this post to be included in the drawing for it.  The next die set is scheduled for 2pm so I hope to see you back very soon!  All for now, Sue x

Blog Launch Christmas Dies- 2014 Christmas Angel

Hello bloggers!  I am pleased to announce the release of my Christmas dies....finally!   There are 15 dies in all that we are launching.  Every day for the next three days I am going to be featuring cards from each of the different die sets. We are starting with the gorgeous new 2014 Christmas Angel die set.  I think you really need to see the lovely detail on her so I am including a close up pic as well. This die set has seven extra dies of gifts that she can hold.                                                               I am going to be doing three to four posts each day through Wednesday.  Each post will also have at least one die set as a giveaway contest so there will be multiple chances to win (15 in fact!).  So if you would like to be one of the first people to receive one of the die sets, you just have to leave a comment on each post!  I have done videos for many of the cards that you are going to be seeing on this sneak peek, however, they will be going on to the blog as part of my weekly video series in the future so just the pictures for you each day for now! The next card is scheduled for noon today so don't forget to check back!  Each die set winner will be drawn from the comments left for each individual post. Shown below is the die set for this giveaway, what do you think? There will be a separate name drawn for each set to be given away!  I will announce all the winners next Monday afternoon after all the sneak peeks are finished!  Oh and if you like what you see, please ask your local stockists to order them as they are shipping as we speak!  See you at noon!  

The Tuesday video and the Wednesday Card Giveaway have been postponed this week due to the three day Christmas die blog launch.  All for now, Sue x