Monday, 27 August 2012

Flower Bud Tutorial

Hi blog friends!  How about back to back tutorials, now there is a first for me!  I had a bunch of emails asking about the buds that I made from the Blossoms Five die set so I thought I would put this card up and give a good explanation with it.  First of all, I was shown this flower while at the Spellbinders.   My only contribution was to just use the buds together as a cluster on the cards.  Depending on what size buds you want to make, you start with either the second or third smallest die in the set.  I do have a teeny tiny bud you can see right at the beginning of the swirl and this was made with the smallest die, but it is a bit challenging because it is so small (not impossible though!).  I'll give you a quick rundown on the card then on to the tutorial.  I embossed the white background using the Venus Crest embossing folder for some texture.  Next I cut two of the Grand ovals (the second size up), one in peach and one in white.  I cut the peach one in half and it will hook into the white one to extend from behind forming a sort of shadow mat.  Next I cut the smallest of the Grand Ovals in white to layer up.  I did a Decorative Labels 27 in peach and cut two Venetian corners to clip on top and bottom.  On top of that I cut a scalloped labels one and pierced around the edge of using the die as a guide and finally I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a smaller Scalloped Labels One die.  I inked it with Victorian Velvet lightly and embossed it with the Venus Crest folder while in the die.  Remember, you CANNOT close the folder or you will cut into in and ruin it.  Cover it with your tan mat and add a few pieces of card and your raspberry plate to make up the depth.  I added a bit of rose petal American seam binding behind my rose buds and two swirls from the Venetian set as accents.

Here is a close up of the bud cluster from this card.  Follow the steps below to make these buds, they are very easy to do.
To make the largest buds in my cluster above, use the number three size Blossom Five die and cut two of them.  No need to emboss them through the machine as you will be using a tool later to do that.  I find it is easier to ink the edges at this point.  I have used Victorian velvet for my edges (my card is peach coloured).  I ink both sides too because you can sort of see the inside when it is finished.

Next you need to snip into the pieces at each little recess.  Get as far into the centre as you can, but don't allow any of the cuts to meet or you will cut your flower in half!  There will be seven sections when you have done this.  Do both of them the same way.

Using a foam mat below you and either a ball stylus or other sort of rounded tool (even a small spoon will work), you want to break down the fibres in each petal and begin to round it.  I find it easier to even fold the centre of each petal so it has a crease in it, which helps later when you are assembling it.  For the buds, it really doesn't matter which side you use on your flower either.

Next, you need to apply dries clear glue (preferably Cosmic Shimmer brand) to the tops of the petals on the inside and do exactly the same to the second one, but also add a bit in the very centre.  Allow your glue to get tacky for several minutes if you can. 

Once the glue is tacky, begin folding the petals upward by alternating them.  There are seven so you will just pick one of the final two to pull upward, it really doesn't matter which one.  Get these to form the basis of your bud by squeezing them into a point.  If you creased the centre of the petals, this will help here so they can sort of fold around each other.  Once they are stuck, fold the other petals up around the first three (I forgot a pic of this).  This will form the first part of your bud.

Next, set your first bud into the centre of the second die you cut, but turn one of the sections that is overlapped so that it will sit in the centre of a full petal on this die (does that make sense?).  In other words, you will be offsetting this one so the new petals will cover the areas not covered by the petals in the first bud.

Again, repeat it the same way by alternating the petals as you go.  Continue until you have all the petals tightly gathered.

And finally you will have a nice bud.  Here is a close up of mine (the glue is still wet and showing!)  I like to add a little more colour at this point using a piece of cut and dry foam and sponging just the top for a more intense colour.  I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial on bud making!  I think we will finish it into a flower tomorrow for you. I have winners to share with you today also! 
A pair of tickets to the Ally Pally Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show in Sept goes to: 
Linda Simpson!! 
Jan Dunham!!!
Vie Carter!!!
You will needemail me at  to confirm your address and claim your tickets!  Please let me know if you won't be able to use them and I can draw another name.  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card today and the tutorials are great. The rosebuds look fantastic and I will be giving them a try now that you have shown me how.

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue Todays card is absolutely beautiful,as are the buds.Thank you for always taking the time to teach us something different,it is very much appreciated.

auscrafts said...

beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial

Vick said...

Hi there Sue,

Funnily enough i was lieing here in bed thinking about the roses you made as i thought i may have a go at them today and put them on a frame as its mine and my lovely hubby John's wedding anniversary today so because times are hard we arent buying presents for each other, i thought i would alter a frame (that i have) and put our wedding pic in it and actually making my own flowers instead of putting my mulberry bought roses on, i would try making my own and then i came on here and saw your tutorial, its like we read each others minds, lol, thankyou sweetie, i may just have a go, hugs vick xxx
YTChannel vixcrafts and saturatedcanary

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
really pretty card. Love those colours too. Wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much for it.
Congrats to the winners of the tickets. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lot of crafty love. Jenny L.

Heather said...

A really pretty card today Sue lovely to see pastel colours again after so much black. :) I really love this card. I have just sent off for one of the flower dies so will look forward to putting in to practice what is in the tutorial. Thank you for the easel tutorial as well I hadn't seen that one; very useful.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card!
The rose buds are beatiful, they look real!
Thank you for the inspiration and instruction!
Congrats to the ladies.. enjoy Ally Pally!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What an absolutely lovely card - and many thanks for the tutorial.
Good to have a point of reference, just in case I forget how to.
Have a good week and hope your mom is ok what with Isaac doing what tropical storms do..

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a very pretty card and the roses look so real. anotehr must try! Thanks for the tutorial.
Clare W

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and very in depth tutorial, thank you for going into detail for the rose buds. Hope you mom is Ok in Florida with the hurricane. Hope she is in a safe area.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card and just adorable flwers. Thanks for the tut, will try that later.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....Beautiful card, and great tutorial. Thanks Sue for all your inspiration. I have a few days off so it's time to play..Congrats to the ticket winners.

Have a great day.
Chrissie..x x x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, The rosebuds are stunning, there will be happy dances all over the UK for anyone just seeing this tutorial.Wake up and smell the roses, they look so realistic. Thanks ever so much for this and all your blogs. Mabex

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial. Love, Julia xxxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and those rosebuds are amazing.So pleased to see the tutorial. Maybe you should do a book of all your tutorials or a cd. It would be so good to have it beside me, will study it today. Thankyou
Audrey x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, thanks for this tutorial, I have this die and watched you do this on C&C, so now I am itching to make some myself! Love the card, Carole Z X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely way to start the day a very pretty, girly card just love it.
The tutorial is fantastic such detail I don't see how we can fail to make wonderful roses now.
Have a great day.

Laura O said...

Morning Sue ,love the way you show things so well -great tutorial,thanks .Fab card love all the layers and the rose buds just make it .Laura O

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
I love the bow and flowers. The rest is too many layers, for my taste.
Thank you for showing the tutorial, I watched it on C&C's, having it written makes it much clearer. All the best. X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love this card with the flower buds, I do not have this die but will be moving this die up the wish list, it is my daughter Kara's birthday today so a fun day.
Congratulations to the Ally Pally winners
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
This card is out of this world I just love it.
I have made similar roses using the Classic Circles Dies but having these dies will make a great difference. They have a nice edge that the circles don`t.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Thanks for the tutorial must give it a go!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful card -but most of all thank you for the tutorial. I have this die waiting for me in the UK when I return next week so the tutorial is just what I will need.Although I have enjoyed my summer here in Burgundy I cannot wait to get back to all my new dies just waiting for me.
Janet x

Lynn said...

Hi Sue love love love the card, and the bud tutorial is great, my list of things to try is getting too big, am going to have to start playing soon. Lynn xx

melanie said...

Stunning tutorial thank you any chance of the other one have just made the rose buds and just tried the flower but not coming out like yours ,Congratulations on the winners so jealous.MelanieX

Jane in Spain said...

Great tutorials, Sue - thank you so much for them!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, An absolutely gorgeous card today, I loved it when you showed on C&C. I was in awe when you showed us how to do the buds, they are so realistic and seem quite easy with your tutorial, thank you so much for sharing with us. I will have to give this a go. I love the peach and white combination of card and also the combination of die-cuts you have used. A truly gorgeous card.
Congratulations to the winners of the Ally Pally tickets, enjoy.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Will you be bringing the peach card, Sue ??? xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,

I am loving these tutorials and the cards continue to be outstanding.. You are so amazing....

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Loved this card when you demonstrated it on C & C. Really love the rose buds, have had a go at them and was so pleased with the results. It is great to have a tutorial though to refer to. Congratulations to the winners of the tickets for the Ally Pally, hope to come again myself. Love Jean x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card and love the colour peach. Great way of combining the dies and those roses are divine. Thank you so much for taking the time to do the tutorial you have made your followers very happy. Congratulations to the ticket winners you lucky people! Have a lovely day everyone, hugs Christine H xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card, those rose buds look amazing - thank you for sharing


Lin W said...

Nice card Sue and the buds are great and so easy when you show us how.
Thank you.

nannapat said...

What a stunning card Sue. Thanks for the tutorial, your rosebuds look beautiful - I'll have to give it a try. Pat x

mags said...

A great tutorial Sue and the card is stunning.

Felicie said...

This card is really stunning.I love the roses.

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning ,i have these dies so will have to have a go at doing it.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
This was a lovely card and demo from the shows, your tutorial is so descriptive, nobody should get them wrong, now, lol.
Congrats to the Ally Pally winners.
Have a great Bank Holiday Monday everyone.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Thank you for the tutorial although I have had a go and made one successfully,it is nice to have something to look at and use as a reference. I was ok with the making the bud but the flower was another thing. I don't know what I was doing wrong but it didn't look like the one you made. Today's card is stunning as always and I can't get over how realistic the flowers look. Congratulations to the very lucky winners.
Hugs x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. Thanks for the tutorial, it makes it so much easier

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, the rose buds looks real....I love them :D
Huge thank you for the tutorial on making the rosebuds :D

norma said...

morning sue,thankyou for doing this tutorial,hopefully i have the tv recording when you did it in c& i am still house sitting i have to wait to see the recordings.
this is a lovely card and hopefully i can get the grand ovals and circles soon.
best wishes

Izzwizz said...

What a beautiful card.thank yo for the tutorial, I was wondering how you made those gorgeous buds. Maddy x

Sandra F said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the rosebud. Thanks for the tutorial. xx

Carol H said...

Love the rosebud cluster and thank you for the tutorial.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, just love these buds, and the tutorial is very clear. The card is beautiful. Well done to those who got the tickets. Will have to give Ally Pally a miss as it is Uni moving in day. Bx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Thank you so much for the tutorial - the buds are so realistic. I will certainly be attempting these as soon as my dies arrive. Not sure they'll be as good as yours though. The card is gorgeous- very pretty andI love the peach colour -one of my favourite colours.

Granny Ado said...

I am soooo gald you put a tutorial on your blog. I caught the end of you making these on C&C. I love flowers and I have got to make these. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, I love this card especially the mini roses. Thanks for the tutorial. With love & light Theresa. H

Celina Dee said...

Great tutorial Sue, love those buds and mine are always loose and most don't work. Definately going to persevere with it.

leslee said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card .Found the rosebud tutorial very easy to follow. Off to my craft room to have a go while the rain plays a merry tune.

Ayelet said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!!
I love all the layers :)
Thanks for this great tutorial.

Olga said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial!

Bosquie said...

This card is so unusual Sue, Iwas in the florist trade and its impossible to tell if they are dried roses or paper. Brilliant idea.XX

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful does not begin to describe this card it is absolutely gorgeous.Your tutorial is so informative and easy to follow many thanks.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card so pretty the colours are so beautiful. Lovin those rosebud flowers thankyou for the tutorial. Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday. Congrats. to the Ally Pally winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Carolyn B said...

Beautiful card again Sue. Thanks for the tutorial.
Carolyn B

Carole said...

Great tutorial sue and ofcourse card is stunning. got my blosssoms die and will be trying this out. tahnks for sharing.
well done winners too :-)

marg said...

Hello Sue1
I just love those rosebuds thanks for the the colours too!
love Marg

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love these rose buds and got that die in the POW last month. Havent had chance to use it yet but hopefully soon I will so the tutorial is great to look up when I do

That card is stunning too

Sue xxx

Lynn Jackson said...

Hi Sue, I can attest to this card being stunning as I am lucky enough to have one. The ironic thing is I was just explaining it to a friend. I will definitely be having a go of the buds/flowers they look so real. Thank you for the clear instructions as it will make it easier to do.

Joesgrandma said...

Hi Sue. Wonderful tutorial! Beautiful card too!. What a talent.

kelly said...

What a beautiful card and I love the buds.Thanks for spending your time showing us how it's done.its so effective.
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial Sue - so easy to follow. Loved the roses when you demonstrated them on C&C and the colours are beautiful. Yvonne xx

Sandybee said...

I think these must be about the prettiest paper flowers going Sue, they look stunning on the gorgeous card

xx Sandra

debs said...

Morning Sue today's card is absolutely Beautiful I loved it when use showed it on C&C. So glad you have told us how to make the flowers I've now cut them out so its time to go and have ago. I've not got the grand oval dies so I will have to get them.

Many Thanks Sue for all the inspiration you give us all

Debs Artliff

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

This card is just beautiful.

Thanks for tutorial. I'll certainly give it a go.

Erica x

AdrienneQ said...

Lovely card, I did make some buds after the show using all the different size dies. I have the largest petals left so must try the flower
Sue do you use the same size die for the bud and petals on a flower or go up one size?

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love this card great tutorial will have to try these buds my mum would love them as she's a really flower girl thanks Jayne

Karen R said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I did wonder how you got a bud from the Blossom die. It is great and something I hope to be able to use.

Seafield Jo said...

Your card is beautiful Sue, the rose buds look so real.

Thanks for the tutorial, will give it a go.

Jo x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and a great tutorial. xxx

nattyboots said...

What a cracking card today Sue i just love those rose buds , i really need to get this die it goes to the top of my ever increasing long list .

Take Care
Elaine H X

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card this is one of my top ten well better start making it top twenty. lol
the tutorial is fantastic.
I love making flowers and this opened an other door for me so thank you for sharing it with us.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, love the colours.
Thank you for the rose bud tutorial, great to see it step by step.

evis said...

Hi Sue.

Love the card and the roses. I don't have the die but found that I had a very similar set which should do the trick. Will be having a go this afterneoon.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, fantastic card as usual and another great tutorial thanks so much. Hugs xx

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab tutorial. Hugs, Moni

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - many thanks for a brilliant tutorial - I can't wait for my new dies to arrive because the first 'playtime' will be a rose - hopefully to match yours!!!

Lacelady said...

I'm definitely going to try the rosebuds Sue, thank you for the tute. I don't think I could make the card though, I can't run to the Grand dies.

hazel said...

Morning Sue loved the demos on these flowers you did on c+c and ideal world. Love this card the grand decorative ovals and circles i must get. Love these flowers the just look so real will have a go at making these when i find sometime xx hazel

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card as always, will have to have those dies to make the rose buds, they look so real.
Love Marion x


OOOOh - I saw these buds on one of your C&C shows last week Sue - they are fabulous. Thank you for this tutorial - it's so much easier to see the "how to" details in close-up on my computer screen!
Have a lovely day - Sylvia x

fame01 said...

Love the card wow stunning as always . love the buds i will aft to buy these dies now and have a play lol, also i bought my 1st set of grand dies last week and adore the results now i am after 2 more sets so will start saving now for these to lol.. have a great day hugs sarah .x

Heidi said...

Beautiful as always Sue! When I get back off my vacation next week, I'm really going to buckle down with my Spellbinder Dies x

Christine said...

Beautiful card, and great effect so simply achieved.
Thank you, Sue

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

.beautiful card will have to try that later when im in my craft room

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,
Loved this card when you showed it on air
Have been meaning to try these buds
not got round to it yet I mayjust go and try them now.
Nancyd xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Missed this one when you did it, but right up my street I love making flowers. Don't have the die, but sure I can find something that will work. Thanks for the tutorial it makes it so much easier.

Love Rosemarie xx

Mary Velasco said...

Thank you for this, i am going to try these today xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial. I don't have these dies yet but they are on my list now that I see just what can be done with them.

Mary Velasco said...

Thank you for this, i am going to try these today xxx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love this card and the roses are gorgeous. I am going to make a box and decorate it with the roses. Than you so much for taking the time to do the tutorials. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card as ever,
and a great tutorial making it
so clear and easy to do,
many thanks,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

martine said...

Hi sue what a lovely card, love the buds i have made loads lol and diffrent flowers with these dies they look amazing xxx
all the best martine xxx

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, thanks for the tutorial on the roses they look amazing. Just looking at the die I would never have imagined you could have made such lovely roses.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you so much for the tutorial for the roses I think they look so realistic and such a pretty card. Congratulations to the winners of the draw. i have never been to this show but now I am thinking of travelling to it this year as there are no coach trips from round here.

love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for the tutorial it's really appreciated. Although I tape the shows to watch if you get interupted by the presenter it is so easy to miss what you have just said but these tutorials are really clear. Beautiful card as well by the way.
Beverley W

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card today, good to see the pastel colours, love the peach and the layers make such and interesting look. The rosebuds look fantastic and look so real. Thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed tutorial, you have made alot of happy bunnies this morning lol. I have the dies on pre-order.
Hope that your Mum is safe in Florida.
Congrats to the lucky ticket winners.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday everyone.
Hugs June x

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Thank you for such a beautiful card, I have these dies so will have a go at copying it, running off now to have a go at the rose buds x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card today!! I like the look of the grand circle and oval dies. They look very intricate and detailed which i love. Thankyou for your wonderful tutorial on making rosebuds. I cant wait to make these in October when I can finally get my hands on them!! I like the look of the the Venus background die too!! Great colours and a truly wonderful card. Have a fab bank holiday love Tres x x x

Linda said...

WOW thank you Sue, I was just reading the tutorial and came to the end to see my name as one of the winners of the Ally Pally tickets. A great tutorial and will be giving these a go today.

Linda xxx

missypope said...

Thank u Sue you are a very talented lady and I love getting your emails as gives me loads of inspiration love Annette x

missypope said...

Thank u Sue you are a very talented lady and I love getting your emails as gives me loads of inspiration love Annette x

salem said...

great idea retty card

Glass Daisy said...

Thanks Sue, you have just set me another challenge lol. A beautiful card, and a fantastic tutorial. You are a great Ambassador for Spellbinders.
Sonia x

guffie said...

lovely card those flowers really do look like rose buds i am hoping that the die for these will come back again and this time i will have the money for it lol xx gail in eastbourne

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sue for a great tutorial.Your cards are just amazing. Sheila.x Wet and Windy Cornwall.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and fantastic tutorial. Thank you so much.
Margaret L

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a card. Elegant. Beautiful colour. Thanks for big reminder not to close the folder lol only done that trick once lol. Love the buds. Had a go as you know, don't think i cut into the middle enough.
This card sings to me. Couldnt be more perfect. Great job
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxxx

Meg said...

Very pretty card today Sue, the colours are so lovely.
Thank you for showing us how to make those beautiful roses. I have a similar set of dies so might just try them to see what I come up with.
We all have so many craft things in our stashes but lack the inspiration for using them.
Please bring out some DVD's showing all your great ideas.

Congrats every one who won tickets and goodies this weekend. Enjoy.

Thinking about your Mum over there in Florida, hope she is ok.

Margaret O xx

Jackie said...

Hi Sue. thank you thank you thank you for the rose tutorial. I love using flowers on my cards and boxes, but do struggle to make them. This one is lovely and I look forward to seeing tomorrow's follow up. I second the request for DVD's of your tutorials, I think that would be a crafting blockbuster!
Jackie X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a georgeous card love the colour and those rosebuds are beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial I will add it to my ever growing folder of inspiration by Sue Wilson.
Congratulations to the Ally Pally winners. Even though I did not win I will there its always a brilliant show. Have a great day, Love BrenLel

Beverley said...

Absolutely stunning card, great tutorial will definately have a go at these flowers,
Thanks again for another great card
regards Beverley

Beverley said...

Absolutely stunning card, great tutorial will definately have a go at these flowers,
Thanks again for another great card
regards Beverley

lesley said...

Hi sue I loved these buds when I seen you do them on tv I like making paper flowers and these buds look so realistic so thank you for showing us how to do them!! Love lesley xx

Maid of Kent said...

This is a beautiful card, and thank you so much for the tutorial this will be a great resource to check back to. I love these roses and can not wait for the postman to bring me the dies. Hugs Ann

Maryann said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial here Sue. It´s awesome and so is your card ofcause. Love how it turned out.

shirley said...

hi sue another beautiful card i love the rose buds on them i much hve a go at making some of these i will be folowing your wonderful tutorial you are such a fantastic crafter and you are so kind to share all you ideas with us crafter
have a wonderful bank holiday monday shirley xxx

Shahab said...

Hi Sue
I love this card it comes together so well especally with the flower buds which realy make this card stunning, I watched your demo last week and recorded the show to play back and the show got deleted, so I'm so happy you are giving us the tutorial on how to make the flower buds, Thank you so much for sharing , am looking forward to saying hello in person at the Ally Pally next month.
Hugs Shahab x

CraftyJo said...

Thanks for the great detailed tutorial on the bud making, you make it look so easy :) Love the card, so much detail.

SusanP, Kent said...

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!
This tutorial is brilliant, thank you Sue.
Your card today is so pretty in peach and white. Quite bridal.

Linny said...

Brilliant tutorial Sue, loved these buds when I saw this card on C & C.
hugs Linda x

hotpotato said...

watched you do this fab demo on tv last week.

sallysbitz said...

OMG... I don't know what to say 1st....

Well it's got to be , wow wow wow, I have won tickets to Ally pally. I am pleased as punch. Thank you Sue x

Now, that card is Gorgeous. Just love that tutorial & shall be giving it a go because I got these dies in my bundle from Create & Craft.

Off to email you now x

hugs sally x

Gay, New Malden said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning and thank you so much for taking the time to do the tutorial for us. You are a very lovely lady.

Lots of love

Gay x

Ita said...

Hi sue thanks for the tutorial,I love the card also ,you read my mind i need to make a thank you card for a very nice Lady Doctor who was very good to me while i was ill, and she loves Peach,I do not have all the dies but I think I will be able to use the ones I have,If It turns out o.k. I will e.mail it to you

sheila said...

Hi Sue. todays card is fabulous and thanks for the tutorial especially talking through he joining of the two sections I did read it twice and then it made real sense

Buttons said...

Loving these rosebuds Sue. They are so beautiful when clustered. Hugs, Buttons x

lainey said...

they are fab Sue, thanks for tutorial :) lainey x

Pitarolle said...

Beautiful rosebuds - thank you for the tut. Off to have a go right now. :-)
Chris in France

Barbara said...

Great tutorial Sue, easy to follow. Your card is very pretty with the rosebuds!!!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is truly beautiful! I adore the rosebuds!! Thank you for the tutorial - I have had a go at the rosebuds after seeing your demo on C&C and yes you do make it look easy - mine were a bit of a gluey mess! I haven't given up though - no way! I will try again until I perfect them as they are gorgeous. I think it depends what sort of card/paper you use, I will give them a go trying different types of card or paper, maybe thinner cardstock would be better. Sorry to ramble on, but thank you again. Just wish I had half of your talen. Love Sam xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is truly beautiful! I adore the rosebuds!! Thank you for the tutorial - I have had a go at the rosebuds after seeing your demo on C&C and yes you do make it look easy - mine were a bit of a gluey mess! I haven't given up though - no way! I will try again until I perfect them as they are gorgeous. I think it depends what sort of card/paper you use, I will give them a go trying different types of card or paper, maybe thinner cardstock would be better. Sorry to ramble on, but thank you again. Just wish I had half of your talen. Love Sam xxx

CathyinMN said...

Such a pretty and feminine card! Thanks for the rose bud tutorial.

magpie said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card today Sue. I love the peach & white, the pastel colours give you so much "calm" in the soul! The rosebuds are stunning! Thank you for the tutorial of how to make them. It must take a lot of your time up to do these & put on the blog for us & it is soooo much appreciated. The oval dies are beautiful & with them you have made another beautiful card. Congratulations to the winners of the Ally Pally tickets! Have a fantastic time there! Take care Sue xx Love Karen xx

Findtime2craft said...

Another great tutorial love the subtle colours with this card.


deniseann said...

Hi Sue what a pretty card, can't wait to get my dies and the tutorial will be a great help.Can you show the open roses sometime ?

Ladock girl said...

Fab tutorial Sue, I tried this at home with the dies I already have and it looks amazing, thank you for the idea. Linda xxx

lion_tamer said...

Thank you so much for doing the tutorial. My pick of the day was in my hands in 48hrs and I will definately be making some rosebuds xx

lion_tamer said...

Thank you so much for doing the tutorial. My pick of the day was in my hands in 48hrs and I will definately be making some rosebuds xx

lion_tamer said...

Thank you so much for doing the tutorial. My pick of the day was in my hands in 48hrs and I will definately be making some rosebuds xx

lion_tamer said...

Thank you so much for doing the tutorial. My pick of the day was in my hands in 48hrs and I will definately be making some rosebuds xx

SueH said...

Oh wow Sue, I didn’t realise that you had made the Rose buds, I thought they were brought ones. I shall definitely have a go at making them myself.

And you card is absolutely beautiful as always.

Happy Crafting!
Sue H

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I adore this card - truly stunning and reason enough on its own to purchase the grand dies lol.

Thank yiou for the flower tutorial - have it recorded but sometimes having stills is a great reminder.

Off to the craft room now to cut some blossoms and give it a try.

Jean Johnston said...

What a beautiful card! I can't wait for my dies to arrive so I can try making the buds. Thanks for the clear tutorial.

YorkshireLass said...

Wow love these buds - you always give us the best ideas for flower making!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely girly card and those rose buds are just stunning. I saw you making them on C&C and knew it was something I was going to have to have a go at.

angiec said...

wow these are awesome love the card as well

SUZYD said...


Jane said...

these Rose buds look amazing I saw you make them on the show, Beautiful card today .

Jane xx

Chrisspi said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial Sue. My Blossom Five die is on its way to me from C&C and although I heard you mention you were going to show us something special with this die I missed the show where you demonstrated it, so this is perfect. I would never have thought to use it in quite this way so it was a lovely surprise to find all the details. Thanks again. Best wishes - Chrisspi

Claveh said...

Thank you Sue, another brilliant informative tutorial and a great card. xxx

Sue B said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card & thank you so much for the bud tutorial. I saw the buds on a card on one of your shows but missed how it had been made & as I have ordered this die set, the tutorial will be very useful.
Sue B

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue
Love the card such a pretty colour combination & the tutorials are great I am saving them all :)
Hugs x

nikkib said...

Thank you so much Sue, I have printed it off and will give it a try when I get the die..... love the card..... x

Janice K said...

Another beautiful card and thank you so much for the tutorial, there's no chance of me forgetting how to make the roses now! x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card. The rosebuds are so realistic! Thanks for the tutorial. I will print it out with the card and it will be easier to refer to than finding it amongst all the recordings!
Hope Mom is ok in Florida. I don't know if she is anywhere near the affected areas but on the news tonight the authorities were reassuringly confident that they will cope well.
Congratulations to the ticket winners,
Sue xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Beautiful Sue and thank you so much for giving up some of your precious time to give us these tutorials xXx

nutcake said...

Fantastic card Sue!

Teresa said...

thank u for the flower bud tutorial, wonderful, I have been watching on C&C and trying to remember all the steps, so this is much appreciated xxx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
Missed commenting for a while, now back on track. Glad to see you back on C&C with all your lovely cards, hints and tips. Great tutorial, many thanks for sharing. Anne

zerena said...

Hello beautiful, and a big thank you for showing us all how to do the rose buds they look stunning. Zerena

StampnInkLady said...

Oh my gosh Sue! I don't have this particular die yet, but I do have other Speelbinders flower dies, that I was wondering how to use and this tutorial was so helpful. I do have a question, if you see this comment....Can other glues be used? I don't have any dries glue, but I do have the Art Institute glue and some Aleene's, but the Aleene's doe not drie clear. Is that the objective? A glue that dries clear and works on paper? Thank you so much for this tutorial! Hugs Lori in South Carolina, USA

Marianna Hammer said...

What an absolutely lovely card. Looking forward till I can order those dies. The rosebuds are so beautiful and they don't look difficult to make. Thanks for the tutorial :)

The Die Cut Diva said...

The roses are amazing, thank you for the inspiration Helen O xxx

Stella Wright said...

Thanks for the tutorials sue shall have ago at these when my dies arrive they are on way but i expect bank holiday held them up.Love the card too i managed to get these dies the first time out, so greatfull for the ideas.Idont have label 28 so will have to put this on my ever ending list for its a great stand hugs stella x

Sandra said...

Oh My Gosh Sue..... those rose buds are amazing!! I saw them on the show but they look even more amazing here. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
Sandra x

shamraiz said...

A great selection - especially the shaded blue/green strip one! (How did you get the glitter

b/g on the Iris one - SU diamond stuff?)I hope you didn't spend too long making cards - a shame to waste that lovely sunshine.

handicraftcrazy said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, so clear, I'm going to show the girls at my Craft Club how to do these as soon as we start up again, they will love them too!

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card and super photos for making the bud.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow beautiful card Sue and another great tutorial. Thank you x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue must try

Sue - said...

I love this card and so pleased you've done the tutorial!

jordiegirl said...

Excellent tutorial Sue - thanks for that.

Dawn Munday said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. I brought the die set with this and the Venetian dies in in a large part because of this card and the one you 'tutorialled' yesterday. The tutorial means I don't have to rely on my dodgy memory to recreate the stunning flowers when the dies come (and I find time to make some cards!)

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card,
love the colour combo,
the roses are scrummy,
and your tutorial is fab
Heather & Bronwyn x x

Becky Dunham said...

I love those sweet buds on this lovely card! Thanks for the tutorial, I am definitely going to try these! Congrats to the winners - Ally Pally is something I only wish I could attend :)

Shazza said...

this is amazing Sue, fab card and I adore those buds x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely sue and u make things look so easy
hugs chris x

Yvette said...

i really need that die set! those flower buds are so pretty are really set off your lovely card

lynda said...

Fantastic card today great tutorials the rosebuds look so real hope mine are as good when my die arrives
Lynda xx

marg0006 said...

The flowers are gorgous. the card turned out so pretty.

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cebelica said...

Stunning! I love all the layering. Hugs! xx

Craftychris said...

This card is amazing and thank you for the tutorial - the buds are gorgeous xx

Barbara said...

Fantastic rosebuds, love them. The card is pretty good too, *smiling* x

Su said...

Beautiful card and easy to follow tutorial, will be trying this out asap!

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is beautiful and I love the layers of matts. The rose buds are so effective and your tutorial is so easy to understand. Thank you for taking the time to do this.
Regards Linda x

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as usual.
I must have a go at the rose

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