Thursday, 23 August 2012

More Botanical Swirls

Hi crafty friends!  Well I had wanted to show you some more ways to use the Botanical Swirl die template, but it didn't even last the first hour!  When I first laid eyes on these background dies, I was instantly smitten.  They are just my cup of tea, tickle my fancy, float my boat, I think you get what I mean.  I love the fact that you can make an entire card with just the one die if you want, or add an embellishment as I have done here.  I also love the fact that you can use all of the die, part of the die, or leave parts of the die intact as I have done here for a different look.  Great versatility with these.  Funny story, I made this flower for use on another card, then I decided to turn it into a porcelain flower by dipping it in the melted ultra thick embossing powder.  Well once I did that, it changed the colour a bit but it didn't look right on that card any longer.  So I ended up picking the colours for this card to match my left over unused flower!  It needed a home, I just couldn't set it aside and not use it, could I?  I cut the botanical swirl background out of a sort of dull turquoise card, it is a very muted tone.  I decided to put it against a really warm brown background to show off the cut outs I left in tact.  By the way, the edges of these dies do not cut so you can make a border of any size around it.  You will need to snip them out if you don't want to leave them in as I have done here.  On the cream and black card I showed several days ago using this border, I did snip them away right to the edge so you can see how different it makes the piece look.  I added some seam binding in brown, green gem and chalk white and tied a messy bow and glued my porcelain flower on top.  I stamped a sentiment and used the inside die from the fancy tag set and attached it to my bow with some Bakers Twine from the earth tone set.  I added some edge piercing to finish it off and make a really quick card that can be used for any occasion, don't you think?  All for now, Sue x

175 comments:

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, another stunner.
I Love, Love, Love it I have ordered this die plus others I do hope they come soon.
Can you please tell us all what Vitamins you take!!!!!! where do you get energy to be able to do all those shows and still look fantastic, CONGRATULATIONS.
Hope you manage to get some time to yourself today.
Have a Good One

Patricia
patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.com

Pam said...

A lovely card although i am not sure about the brown tones,love the way you have used the botanical swirl, and that flower is gorgeous.

Jan.moogie said...

Love this die and bought it with a friend so decided to by the lattice die, even had it in my basket but when I checked out it had jumped out, so that will teach me to hesitate. You did a cracking job on C&C demonstrating and showing your fabulous cards Sue Thanks for sharing . Love this card and that unusual flower.xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, boy you were on a roll yesterday, bet you will need to get your feet up today but I feel that I not your way. All your demos were wonderful and I only wish my bank balance would stretch to get all the dies. This card is delightful and I need to get the botanical swirls, was too late to order it yesterday. If you want something, I have learned now to order it right away do not hang around. Great to have you back.

Wilma

Karen R said...

Missed this as I did not watch early enough, love the turquoise and brown combo, you were so busy yesterday I was worn out watching you x

debs said...

Morning Sue what great day yesterday you were great loved the demo's I recorded everyone. You did some great demo's I love this card as the colour is my favourite. Can't wait for mine to arrive so I can get going. These dies/masks are so affective.

Debs Artliff

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue I love this card but missed getting the die as I wasn't able to see the first shows!Thank you for all your hard work over the last two days I really don't know how you keep up the energy.

franzesjoi said...

very beautiful card, sue!! i love your dies and flower :)

franzesjoi said...

very beautiful card, sue!! i love your dies and flower :)

Maryann said...

Another stunning creation here again Sue. It´s so beautiful and I wish I could afford to get all the dies you show in all your shows, but unfortunately I can´t SIGH, but it would certainly be awesome to be able to do all these wonderful cards too. You are such a genius hun.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
thank you for your hard work you put in over the last few days - I don't know how you did that, 2 hrs at a time sometimes! And of course you must have done loads of preparatory work. I know you don't think of it as that but I sure appreciate it(and am certain that I'm speaking for loads of us crafters).
Brilliant easel you showed us for all your brilliant cards. This one is no exception.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card just amazing. Love the colours, and everything about it. I was scared to watch the shows, no pennies to spend and I get very envious of all the new goodies you bring. So I had to sit on my hands so to speak. It sounds like I did miss some wonderful dies though. Well maybe next time your on my pennies will have replenished enough. LOL. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jacqui said...

Hi Sue fab card , ive ordered this die and look forward to having a play with it.many thanks for the ideas.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card, love the porcelain flower.Bx

kimberley said...

I was one of the lucky ones who got this and the lattice die so I am really looking forward to seeing lots of ideas.This one is beautiful.Watched tues night shows and taped weds-you were your amazing usual self and look forward to plenty more of you on c and c,take care,x.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Suee. Beautiful, beautiful card. i was lucky enough to get this die and i know I'll have a lot of fun with it. Loved all the shows yesterday. Channel hopped all day. Highlights for me were the beautiful bud roses and the stand for the cards. You are a genius and so very talented. The ideas must be popping around your head all the time. Thankyou for all your inspiration.

AdrienneQ said...

Love the card. I recorded and watched all the shows (scolling through most of the selling bits).
I tried out both the easel and the buds yesterday - think I need to practise the buds a bit more slighly lighter card.
Thanks for a lovely day.

zerena said...

Morning, love the effect of the flower it draws you to it. I am not overly keenon the botanical swirl. All the best Zerena. x

norma said...

morning sue.
im so glad i ordered the botanical swirls on tue eve,beofre they sold out.
loved the shows especially when you got martyn working.
have a well deserved rest today after all yesterdays shows they were great.
best wishes
norma

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card and the flower is beautiful. This die is gorgeous, but I'd spent quite a bit on dies recently, so couldn't afford any this time round...so it's on my wish list! Carole Z X

melanie said...

Stunning shows did you get my pic I sent in with you stamps ? as my e-mail never got read out ,have a good rest >Melanie

shirley said...

good morning sue another wonderful card you are a exelent crafter your ideas of using dies in diffrent was are fantastic How you kept going till the end yesterday was amazing you did spellbinders proud with all you demo's.
I am new to the grand calibur and spellbinder dies but i am hooked and can't wait for mine to arrive.
have a wonderful day.
regards shirley xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, bet you are shattered today?! Really enjoyed the shows esecially the latter ones. I sent you a card in one of the PM Shows but it got mixed up with someone else's - a lady call Gail I think? - C&C read out my message and showed her card and then read her message and showed my card! I dont mind if she doesn't! Mine was the The Holly & The Ivy one.

Anyway, I just love, love, love, this die - managed to order it elsewhere. Do you think you could put on your blog v. soon the card where you cut the swirl out? - that one really caught my eye.

Take it easy today! Think I would need to lie down in a dark room all day if I were you today!
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is stunning, I love the colours together, they complement each other beautifully. I adore this botanical swirl die, I got it in the first hour plus lots more stuff. I absolutely love the flower that you dipped in UTEE, it is gorgeous and goes beautifully with this card, it could have been made for it.
I hope that you can have a well-earned rest today, Sue, I don't know how you did all those hours yesterday, plus an extra hour tagged on at the end. I watched as many as I could and recorded all of them, as I want to try out all the cards that you demo'd. Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

First off , i think you ought to get a gong for all the hard work you put in at C&C the shows were just fantastic as were your demo"s

The card is certainly different today ,in a nice way.
I love the swirl and the flower with the colour of the card is perfect .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't realise this was the same die as the previous card - it is just amazing! the colours are fabulous and that flower just adds that touch of class to an all out elegant card!
Lindsay x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

I am lovin this card sadly I did not get this die but Its on my wish list I did manage to get lots of other stuff tho. I really like the colours you have used and the way you have used this dies its stunning. Loved the tale of the left porcelain flower. I really enjoyed the shows I watched yesterday I have lots recorded still to view. Thankyou for showing us how to make those gorgeous roses I have all manner of ideas in my head I think they would not only look fabulous on a card but I want to decorate a box for a friend and she adores roses so perhaps I may try and make some to use on that. Take good care you must be whacked doing all those shows yesterday.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this really is a stunner. Love that flower. Looks amaZing.

Izzwizz said...

I love this die too, just my thing. Missed it on IW but must admit I ordered the POTD. First time I ever ordered anything from the tv so you definitely did something right! Wonderful shows, loved every minute of your last 2 hour one with Martin. I normally watch with the sound turned down, but not this time :-) can't wait for my new dies to arrive and looking forward to reading your blog every day. Love your card and colour combo. Have tried the porcelain flowers and mine just don't come out right, I always end up with big blobs of UTEE lol! Have a good rest today. Maddy

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the background die. I really enjoyed watching all your shows yesterday.

Clare x

Heather said...

Hi Sue!

Well I was one of the unlucky ones as I was working and was unable to even try to get this die! I do wish Ideal World would stock enough of the stock they are advertising they know how it sells!:( Do you know when they will have more in stock at all?

I love the card with just some of the die pushed out much more effective and flowing!I do hope spellbinders bring more of these out. :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

"morning Sue, Wonderful card, Wonderful Shows, no wonder you go to visit your Mum for so long for R&R. lol You REALLY should win an Award...here I go Again!!Mabex

Roma said...

Unfortunately didn't get this die, disappointed, BUT, cannot wait for my new dies to come,YEAH!!! so inspired, loved the shows yesterday, dfemos were brill

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
You were absolutely brilliant yesterday, I enjoyed every minute. Todays card is stunning, love the colours and the flower is fab. I managed to place my order in before the shows started, got my coconut card, which I thank you for, the new dies as I knew they would go straight away. Loved your idea with the easel stand, think I will start to put them on my cards, as I find the inserts to be the hardest part, lol. Looking forward to the next few weeks so we can have a closer look at your samples. Put your feet up today, you definitely deserve to after yesterday.
Take care and have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

ang said...

beautiful card as always,love your demos, just wish they would not spend over half an hour showing what's on the show, but I supposes it is a shoppping channel. The botanical die looks stunning and love the colour combo angxxxxxx

Linda said...

WOW this is fantastic Sue! I love this die but missed out on getting it. I hope you have a restful day today after such a very busy one yesterday. Great shows and it was lovely seeing you back on our screens.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Laura O said...

Morning Sue ,Didnt get the botanical die missed it by few mins but I did get lots of other stuff.This is a fab card very striking against the brown background.And your flower its brilliant can see why you wanted a home for it.Laura O

Julia Watts said...

Great card. Love this die. Julia xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Great shows yesterday- you must be shattered. Like the way you've used the die but not too keen on the colours. Managed to get this die & the lattice and then couldn't resist the four pack bundle with the Venetians,Flower & Les Papillons so I really can't wait for them to arrive.Sometime can you explain how to do the flower with the ultra thick as whenever I've tried it, I just end up with a real mess that you couldn't put on a card! Have a well earned rest.

lilygee said...

Yes I agree with Patricia - you worked so hard yesterday and you always have something new to share - thanks so much for all the inspiration Sue. I love this die and I cannot wait to get hold of it but I did not realize that you have to snip away the parts near the border - is that tricky?
love lilygee
xxx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue exhausted?...the shows were great, but I do think you should be allowed to demo at least once the items that sell out, its the only way for some of us knumptys to know how to use them....lol....have a good rest today and love the card! take care Margaret

dutchess said...

Morning Sue exhausted?...the shows were great, but I do think you should be allowed to demo at least once the items that sell out, its the only way for some of us knumptys to know how to use them....lol....have a good rest today and love the card! take care Margaret

nannapat said...

Thanks for the fab shows on C&C - I was glued to the TV! Loved the card stand you made, great idea. Another lovely card from you today, I think the botanical swirl and the lattice die are my new 'must haves'. Pat x

martine said...

Hi sue what a lovely card love the colours, well done for yesterday the shows were brilliant tried to email a few time's so once again well done xxx all the best martine xxx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
You sure worked hard yesterday. I enjoyed, greatly, the programmes that I managed to see. Love this card. I must try dipping into ultra thick as well.
Evis.

Marleine said...

Hi Sue
Enjoyed your shows yesterday.
Very pretty card showing the die at its best. X

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Sue, just gorgeous. Hugs Sheila.x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - I managed to seeing your 16.00hr show yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I managed to order the die you have used for today's card so I am really impatient waiting for it to arrive. I love the colour scheme too.
Janet x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card can't wait for my die to arrive!
You worked so hard yesterday, do take a well earned rest today
Margaret

Sandybee said...

Brilliant card and brilliant shows Sue but you must be exhausted, thanks for all the useful tips and the hard work

xx Sandra

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love this die so will need to spend some time searching for it on t'web today. The colour combo on today's card is great, too. Hope you aren't too exhausted after yesterday's marathon - at least you should know from this blog just how much you are appreciated! TY for all your inspiration. Kathy x

guffie said...

love the die sue, wish i could have afforded them but not this time perhaps next time hey.... love the card today what a stunning die xx gail

SueH said...

I can see why those dies didn’t last the hour.

The flower looks amazing, I must give it a go myself at some point.
Happy Crafting
Sue
x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I loved all the shows yesterday and still have some recorded ready to watch later, love today's card those background dies are lovely hope to see more of them.
Hope you get some time for yourself.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Lin W said...

i reaaly like this card,colours are perfect as is the flower.
xxx

marg said...

Morning Sue!
Well that was a day! Wonderful Sue! Loved all of it and the demo's all the near things as well ..Good day all round.
LoveMarg

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,
LOve this card glad I got the die
early I think I prefer the bits left
in but it gives you the versatility
to do either the colours don't show very
good on my laptop but I can imagine
it.
Watched all your shows yesterday you must be tired today hope your having a lazy day.
Nancyd xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful die, I didnt get to see any of the shows but have recorded them. I love the flower too

Sue xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful die, I didnt get to see any of the shows but have recorded them. I love the flower too

Sue xxx

Ladock girl said...

Wow, this die is amazing Sue, I'm glad mine is on it's way, I am so looking forward to using it. Linda xxx

rachel said...

stunning work Sue - and thanks again for the heads up on the DT call at creative expressions - just put my application in today so fingers crossed! Hugs Rachel x

HiggiSue said...

Fabulous card Sue; I easy lucky enough to order this die can't wait for it to arrived. I think you deserve an OBE for your crafting...... hugs from Sue H. ps Hope today you can chill out a bit. xx

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sue, this card is absolutely stunning. The colours and everything about it. Must try to get the die and have a go. Loved the shows and you gave us some great ideas. Hope you are enjoying a rest now.
Elizabeth x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I thoroughly enjoyed all your shows yesterday I channel hopped all day, you must be exhausted. I know we all appreciated all your hardwork. I ordered this die and can't wait for it to arrive, I will have to order the lattice die next time around because I couldn't afford them both. Today's card is beautiful I love the colours. I love using UTTE in my melting pot to dip my flowers in it never ceases to amaze me when they dry and end up looking like porcelain.
Hugs x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card and this die is to die for, but, will have to wait for a windfall us oap's have to watch our pennies.
Only caught a couple of your late shows as we had visitors yesterday. Pleased they went well for you, have a lazy day today you deserve a rest.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue wasn't lucky enough to get this one but I am sure it will be back. Great shows yesterday where do you get the energy

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card love the swirl and the flower xx hazel

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous card. These new dies are lovely and you worked so hard yesterday giving us so many new ideas. We all appreciate your hard work! Thank you so much Sue.

Joesgrandma said...

Love the Swirl. Love the colours and the ceramic style flower. A great Card Sue

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, hope yesterday went well. I have all the shows recorded as I had a very busy day. fantastic card love everything about it, will have to use my other supplier to get the die. have a relaxing day today you deserve it. Hugs xx

Carol H said...

Love this card.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great demos yesterday, missed out on this die it is now on my wish list, have a rest today and put your feet up, you deserve it. Take care.
Jess xx

Sandra F said...

Love the card. Missed out on the die though. Great shows yesterday. Hope you're having a well earned rest today. xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

You must be exhausted today after all those shows yesterday! Great to see you again and I just love this die. Unfortunately I didn't get this one, but hope to get it soon, it is just beautiful.

love Jean x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
How grateful I am for your blog. As I had to be out yesterday I set the recorder, or so I thought!! I came home to find nothing had recorded, boy was I cross!! I did see the last two shows last night and thoroughly enjoyed them. I think this new die is going to be very useful and versatile, a lovely card.
love from Jackie D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Absolutely love this die, very versatile. Looks great with any colour way. I bet you crashed out last night after a late night on Tuesday and all those shows yesterday! Thank you for all the inspiration. Hugs, Carol S.xx

lesley said...

Hi sue lovely card and great shows yesterday!! I got this die and the lattice one before launch as I knew they would fly!! Lol hope you have a nice rest today love lesley xx

Bosquie said...

What a stunner Sue. And what a day on tv! Didn't even see this die as the programmes I wanted to record for some reason didn't!Love the stand demo you did too. Whover would have thought to do that.AmazingXX

Bosquie said...

What a stunner Sue. And what a day on tv! Didn't even see this die as the programmes I wanted to record for some reason didn't!Love the stand demo you did too. Whover would have thought to do that.AmazingXX

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, hope your recovered from your crafty marathon y/day. Loved all you demo's so thank you.
Love love love this card, my colours and that flower is stunning.
Emma

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Eyeful said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card but didn't manage to get this die but I did get the lattice one so I'm looking forward to some help from you and ideas. Love Eileen

irene said...

Good Morning Sue
Great show loved easel stand but missed how you did it some one came to door just as you were starting it,and i just the finnished bit ?how did you do it.
Take care.

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, how do you do it? That was one crafting marathon; you looked as fresh and bubbly at the end of yesterday as you did at the start, well done you! Fantastic idea for the stand from labels 28 a must have die, think you might be converting me to front cards only lol! Love today's card but didn't get this die and the flower is gorgeous. Do like the colour combo! Have a well earned rest today. Hugs Christine H xx

stamper44 said...

Opps new to this i deleted my last comment by mistake so had to rewrite,i had a senior moment.

Jane in Spain said...

Gorgeous flower and I love the botanical swirl die!

Maggie said...

This die is on my wish list for when it's back in stock. The intricacy of the cutting is just fabulous and love these colours. Must now practise the flowers and the enamelling. Thank you for a great couple of days TV watching. xx

Anonymous said...

These dies look really useful - I'll have to start saving. Love the design of this card just not sure about the colours (sorry).
Beverley W

Lacelady said...

I love it - I have my die on order, plus the lattice one, so I'll be able to make a card like this soon.

Congrats on your marathon yesterday - they really worked you hard, flipping you from C&C to Ideal and back again - I was there with you the whole day!

Anonymous said...

I ordered this die yesterday and can't wait to receive it. Your samples are stunning. You worked so hard yesterday - watched most of your shows and recorded the rest so am going to put my feet up today and watch the rest of your demos. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas. Love Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Just had to order this die. It is amazing. Hope you were not to tired after all your hard work yesterday.

Love Rosemarie xx

Buttons said...

Hope you are getting a well deserved rest today after yesterday's marathon effort. Watched every one and learned something each time. Those background dies are inspired, and I adore the oriental themed things.
Wouldn't normally do this as I expect you don't have time to spare, but here is my latest tag with rose buds created after watching your demos;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/you-decide.html
Hope you like. Hugs, Buttons x

Desiree said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you have had a lie-in this morning - your feet must have been complaining by the end of your marathon. You would definitely get a gold medal from me! I recorded all the shows and have only had a chance to watch a couple but found it very frustrating that we didn't get to see as many of your samples as usual. Hopefully there are more on the later shows. Gorgeous,gorgeous cards and amazing inspiration, as always. Loved the flower buds and stand ideas. The botanical swirls are a definite favourite, so today's card gets a big thumbs up from me!x

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card, really enjoyed your shows yesterday.....roll on the next time you are on as I just love what you do with the dies.

salem said...

great card

lynda said...

WHAT A STUNNING CARD LOVE THE COLOURS
CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL THE SHOWS I MANAGED TO GET THIS DIE AND THE OTHER BACKGROUND ONE PLUS SOME OTHER DIES MY DEBIT CARD WAS SO CLOSE TO MELTING LOL BUT I HAD TO HAVE THEM.
HOPE YOU ARE NOW RESTING AFTER SO MANY SHOW'S SUE. HUGS LYNDA XX

Ruthie said...

Well done on your shows yesterday. I love this card. I wanted to get this die but missed the first show when it sold out, my husband wanted to watch something else. I missed buying this die so needless to say divorce proceedings are in hand.......I won't miss it next time.

bluebell said...

hello sue well what a lovely time i had with your lovely shows.i was hoping from channal to channal to see them all.how many cards did you make in to weeks.they were all lovely.i have put a card on my blog today,that i think is in your stle but it has a whimmsy stamp on it,i think i did well with the bow. i was able to get a card from you when you brouhgt out you first dies,so will now make a back for it. i ordered the dies yesterday. look forwared to your second lot of dies in it to.i wll keep hoping by,love bbluebell-flowerwood.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

congrats on shows yesterday love this card

Felicie said...

A very beautiful card.
Felicie

beachie said...

Another stunning card, I love that botanical swirl die and the flower is gorgeous
Audrey x

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue

Loved all the shows and demonstration. Like many other posters, I had this die in my basket and it was sold out by the time I came to check-out so will keep an eye out for it when it is back witn C&C. I did get the other one which is great. This one is fabulous and I love the colour tones. As ever, thanks for the inspiration! Christine x

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE LOVELY DEMOS

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card today. I really love this die but have not bought it yet. I loved the potd yesterday and I thought i would just be watching the shows and hoping I could afford to buy one or two dies. I am reaching a big birthday this year and was absolutely amazed when my husband to be went on the cc website and ordered the whole potd for my birthday!! I am so grateful for flexipay!! I have never had that amount of money spent on me before!! There is only one big problem though, my birthday is not until the middle of October and I am not allowed to have them until then!! It is going to be like torture!! I have recorded all your shows and I am keeping them till October!! I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work yesterday. I just don't know how you keep up with it all!! Love Tres x x x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
An another stunning card, I love the flower.
Margaret L

Meg said...

Oh Sue, I missed this die and I do really love it. I shall have to watch out for it another time.
I was up until 2am this morning catching up on your programmes so am a bit sleepy still.
Did you have naps between shows to keep looking so fresh and working so hard?
Everyone should join your blog as your cards are so inspirational.

Love and thanks

Margaret O xx

Shahab said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, it was a shame that the Botanical Swirls sold out before you could do the Demo, I was so pleased that I had placed my order for all the new dies and checked out my order just as it sold out, sue I loved all your demos and emailed into every show to win one of your creations, maybe in september I'll get lucky, just kidding, thank you so much for all your hard work on the pick of the day, and for sharing this wonderful card which I can't wait to replicate when my Botanical Swirls Die arrives, have a wonderful week
Big Hug Shahab xx

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card and I have bought the die so will print this one out and add it to my (quite thick now!) file of Sue Wilson cards I would like to emulate one day! Love browsing through them and have lots of favourites.
Yesterday's shows were fab - I hope you have a little free time today to pause and reflect on a job well done. Today's blog shows just how much pleasure and inspiration you bring to us all. That's why we love you, Sue!
Sue xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, gorgeous colours! I really wanted the botanical swirls but sadly I was too slow! That'll teach me! Love Sam xxx

Phil D said...

just so lovely - Phil D

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love everything about this card. the flower is beautiful, so glad that it got a new home. Was lucky enough to get this die, can't wait to have a play, it delicate and effective.
Your shows were fabulous, spent the day channel hopping and saw them all. You deserve an OBE for all the hard work you put in, the rose buds and easel were amazing, you are such a talent. Thank you for everything and have a deserved chill out today.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

CardsofJoy said...

Stunning card Sue - all your cards are gorgeous and I love watching your demo's. The flower is class!!
Joy xx

Sue B said...

Hello Sue, I have to agree with everything that was said in the previous comment. You work so hard I hope they ( C&C ) really appreciate how much you do. the new dies were amazing. Thanks for all you do & share with us.
Sue B

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is different from your usual "clean and bright" colored cards, but it is just as lovely. Looks like a glass flower :)

Lisbeth said...

What a lovely card. I am so pleased that I managed to get this die on the show and so pleased to see you back on C&C as I seem to have lost my crafty mojo and seeing all the nice cards you have made has given me the inspiration to start crafting again. I was lucky enough to have my name drawn out of the spotty potty to win one of your crations and can't wait to receive it
Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous shows yesterday. I learnt so much. I particularly love the easel card stand. These will probably be appearing at the back of all my cards from now on. I did email you in a few photos of some of my own creations that I am really happy with. They weren't shown, but I hope you got to see them.
Love today's card, as always, you are so talented.
With love & light Theresa. H

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, This is a fab die..:)..I didn't manage to get this die, so it will have to go on my never ending wish list!!..I love the whole card..:)..Have a great day..xx

Maid of Kent said...

Well done Sue, the shows were wonderful, I spent all day channel hopping and watched all your shows. I learnt a lot, now I am waiting (not very patiently) for the dies to arrive. The 4 set bundle with the Rose and butterflies. I just can not wait to have a go making the Rose bud. Today's card is brilliant. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you give us all. You are a star. Hugs Anns

Claveh said...

This is stunning, no wonder the botannic swirls were so popular. Thank you for sharing. xxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue, It is fantastic for me to be able to acces your blog again,I have been in hospital for the last 2 months and did not have internet acces.I spent the last few days blog reading and looking at your fantastic cards.This one is WOW WOW I just love this die and the way you have used it,it does sing for me,welldone on all the shows on T.V. the demos were super
Smiles
Ita

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

I managed to see most of yesterday's shows;which begs the question - where does all your energy come from?

You did sterling work and I hope you are enjoying a well deserved rest today.

Love the card too.

Erica x

Sue - said...

Stunning card. Love the colours.

sued99 said...

This is a brilliant card and I love this die.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

The Botanical Swirls is a gorgeous die. I loved how you demonstrated on Ideal World how to use just part of it as an embellishment on a card showing us how versatile it can be. This has gone on to my ever increasing "must Have" list!
;0)

Craftychris said...

This card is fabulous and I love the Botanical Swirl, no wonder it sold out so quickly. Well done on doing so many fabulous shows, you deserve a medal! Thank you for all the tips and inspiration xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Yet another stunning card love the die, like others I missed out but will be on the look out when its back in stock. Hope you are enjoying a restful day, you must be shattered after all those shows. Take care, love BrenLel

Christine said...

A wonderful card, the swirl and flower are gorgeous! The subdued colours seem just right, but I dare say that your next example with the swirl will be different - and look just as good!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Becci said...

I love this new die :) xxx

Ellafenella said...

Just found this blog - absolutely love the cards you are making - real inspiration for me to start using all of the dies and cards that I've bought. You always make it all look and seem so easy when you are on C&C.

Thanks!

fame01 said...

i missed out on these back ground dies :( but no doubt i will get them later , but sue love all the samples you made with these and the other dies , a true inspiration to us all . keep up the stunning work sue ..sarah .x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, I second what your 1st commenter Patricia said, I want what you are on!!!
I have managed to watch and record all your shows, and they were fantastic.
I did manage to get this die, thank goodness and a few others, hope they arrive soon! I also got the other expandable die basic something, I have forgotten.
Janet
ops forgot to say how gorgeous your card is. sorry.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Oh wow, simply beautiful and I must try dipping the flowers - I love the porcelain look it gives. I didnt get this die but did manage to get the pick of the day this time and I am so excited waiting for them to arrive. So is my daughter whose first spellbinder creation was shown yesterday on your show with Dawn and to answer your question she is 22. She plans on making her next card with the cherry blossom dies, looks like your inspiration may have hooked another follower and made a card maker of her Sue.

Judy said...

Hi, where does a person order these dies from, what is the brand name and what shows are u talking about. I am in Canada, and know nothing about any of this but it all looks so intriguing. Can anyone fill me in.

Judy Donnelly
jaydee53@shaw.ca

Thank You.

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Love the way you've used this die. Not sure about brown, but the flower is so beautiful.
Really enjoyed your shows and had such difficulty deciding what I could afford. Truth is I wanted most of it but, as I'm still a novice I had to be sensible!!!!!

molly booth said...

just found your blog after watching you on create and craft and am using my grand calibur bought for me by my lovely children and grand children and am hoping to win something.
many thanks
molly

Jane said...

I got ordered this die just as the show started.Got in early didn't want to be disappointed. I love the concept of it, keep coming up with the good ideas Sue there amazing love the card

Jane xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
managed to get this die. I also want the butterfly background one and the A4 m emboss ability folder. Didn't see either on the shows. grrrrrrr So got the large labels group of dies and Les Papillions Venetian Accents & Venetian Motifs, cznt wait for their arrival. Smashing shows you muct be shattered.
Love today's card would love to have seen more demos of it. So easy. Like what you did with the flower. Smashing .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Marion said...

Hi Sue i really like this card,i didnt manage to get the botanical or the lattice but love them both.i agree i wish they wouldnt spend as long showing all the goods as it's the demo's that sell the goods really.
Marion

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

OMG Sue, this card is so beautiful, have'nt seen this die before....oh where oh where is it !!! Lol

love Manx Linda xx

Gay, New Malden said...

Sue this is such a beautiful card and I was lucky enough to get the botanical garden die before it sold out on Tuesday night.
Lots of love

Gay x

Ayelet said...

Wow! Amazing!!!
This background die is so beautiful, it really don't need anything else.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Loved your "marathon" yesterday unfortunately had to resist as not payday til tomorrow! Love this card. Enjoy your rest!

marg0006 said...

What a great looking card. The flower is incredible.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, Brilliant card, fabulous shows , you are a trouper to keep adding hours on, great for us at home not so good for you and your
feet....LOL. I managed to get the flower, butterflies and stunning Venetian dies, desperate to try them. Thank you again Sue, you have changed all of our lives in a really wonderful way.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous - I want that die!!1

jennywren1947 said...

so love this card sue and the colours marry 2 gether wondefully want it
hugs chris x

jordiegirl said...

Great card Sue and what a good idea to leave some of the cut bits in too.

Brilliant demos as usual on C&C yesterday.

brenda said...

Love the colours Sue and the flower is gorgeous, must give this technique a try. Missed out on the die hope it will be back soon x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
This die is so different to what we have but it is truely beautiful.
The two colours used here are perfect together and really make this card amazing.
Ria

Lynn said...

I just missed out on the die, but got the butterflies and flowers and flowers and hearts, ordered them in my coffee break at work before i'd seen them used they're spellbinders so must be good ! will have to try to get this die. Loved the shows, never tire of watching you demonstrate. Lynn xx

marie severn said...

what an amazing card (as always) you have inspired me so much - just when i think ive seen it all the dies just get better, roll on ali pali maybe i can get my hands on some then.

magpie said...

Nice one Sue, the simplicity of the Botanical swirls template is great for a quick card. Love the chocolate brown & turquoise together. Another reminder of how to do the porcelain flowers is very gratefully received...! Loving it! Take care & hope you're managing to get some rest now xx Love Karen xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Lovely card, really like that die.

Rae Macfarlane said...

Hi Sue
absolutely bowled over by your card. Can't wait to get my new spellbinders dies this botanical swirl is no.1 on my play list.
Thank you for many hour of stunning card making, we want to see much more of you on create and craft please.

Rae

Jackie said...

Hi Sue, lovely design, lovely flower, really sets it off.

Lin said...

Wow Sue this one is a real stunner. I love the colour palette, but then you have a real eye for that. You really bring these dies to life and make what was a 'might need to get this' moment into a 'quick get me one now' moment.

Lin xx

Kez said...

Absolutely gorgeous card sue :-)

Carole said...

I love this die. it's a must have. stunning work

CathyinMN said...

This really is a very pretty die. Very nice card. I really like the flower and bow you added to it.

Vick said...

Hi Sue, I sure made sure that this baby was in my cart before i paid, so i didnt miss out, as soon as i saw the POTD i purchased s i knew they were going to be what i wanted, i love this die and it is the main one im looking forward to using, our card is gorgeous,love it.....hugs Vick xx
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Purplecat 64 said...

Wow Sue,
Amazing card,
I just adore it
hugs
Heather & Bronwyn x x

cebelica said...

These dies are great. Wonderful card! Hugs! xx

SUZYD said...

FABULOUS CARD.SUZYD X

Mo said...

Hi Sue - the shows were great but as always not enough demos, still at least they do show all your lovely cards and we have the blog to be able to get another 'good look' at them. Thanks so much.
Maureen

Mo said...

Hi Sue - the shows were great but as always not enough demos, still at least they do show all your lovely cards and we have the blog to be able to get another 'good look' at them. Thanks so much.
Maureen

Findtime2craft said...

I just adore these new botanical dies. Had to buy one!
Hugs.........................Wendy

Von said...

OMG the die is amazing !!!
Von ♥

Debbie Gallon said...

Sue

this die is amazing, never got chance to buy it but will look out for it in the future.
Debbie

snapdragon25 said...

Stunning! (as usual) Hil xo

Vie Carter said...

Love this card, I fell in love with the die on tv but alas sold out.

I use the leaf die on this card all the time (bitty blossoms) set, such a good die to have

You must be exhausted from your day Wednesday - great viewing, just watched them all recorded

Great tips - good tip of Martins - wait till you have several micro beads them run them through the grand calibur

Vie
x

lynda said...

WOW WOW WOW FANTASTIC CARD SUE THIS DIE IS SO GREAT I HAVE ORDERED IT BUT YOU HAVE ALREADY SHOWN HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THIS DIE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING MINE lynda xx

Mary Velasco said...

AW, i missed this die i am defo going to get this when in comes back xx

Yvette said...

i love the colours and the background die, a really different and interesting look

Harris said...

Wow Sue, Amazing card, I just adore it hugs Heather & Bronwyn x x