Thursday, 31 October 2013

Blossom Aperture

Good morning bloggers! Happy Halloween!  Although it's not a scary Halloween-themed card, I hope you enjoy your video card for the day!

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All for now, Sue x

145 comments:

Pam said...

Happy Halloween Sue and everyone. Lovely card today, off to watch the video now.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Halloween..off to watch the clip. Thanks

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Halloween..off to watch the clip. Thanks

Cameeli said...

Sue A very Happy Halloween and what a really beautiful card.
I am of to the office now but will have a sneak at the video at lunchtime, have a spooky day!!
Cameeli
xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Happy Halloween Everyone. Sue, I am sure you will enjoy it even more over the pond too. I love the card. Looks a little different in composition so off to watch the video now to see how you have done it. Take care.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Happy Halloween I shall watch the video later thank you take care Kitty

tracy w said...

Happy Halloween to you sue and all the bloggers aim going to watch the video after I have done this review this card looks stunning your video are great to watch please keep them up I love crafting along with you thank you for all you do Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, interesting layout.
Those dies need investigating!
At last have the Papeterie video and it's great - limiting myself to 4 a day to prolong the pleasure!!

'P' in Wales

auscrafts said...

really beautiful card.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Watched the video, loved the die! Great card.
Gail Cx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another great video, love the die and love the finished card, thank you again! Love Jean xxx

Clair Hughes said...

Another beautiful card. Love the inlay technique.
Have a Happy Halloween.
Thanks Sue. XX

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Happy Halloween. Love the card, not watched the video cos they are my treats when I am on my On my way!. Have a great day.

Love June
xx

ElizabethS said...

H Sue, you are bring us lots of inspiration with your videos, thank you so much. Really loving them.
ElizabethS

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, love the card, will watch the video after work. Looking forward to it.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a very cold and frosty morning here in Burgundy.
It may be cold outside but today's gift is a lovely warm and engaging feeling.
Gold and white are so gentle and very classical in style and today's format is a simple one but reminds us to think out of the box sometimes. A beautiful card for any occasion.
Janet x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Halloween, and this card is beautiful stunning in fact.
Sweeties are here for the children later
I will watch the video after breakfast
Hugs
Carol x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card, great video.

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great card today. Sally x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Happy Halloween to All.
The card and video today are really lovely, the doily die is beautiful and the finished card is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Happy Halloween, just watched your video such a pretty card. You make me smile when you use a scissors to place your pearl I tried but could not do it lol. I love the die you've used today another one to add to my list. Thank you Sue
Hugs x
Heather T

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Happy Halloween. Fantastic card today - love the layout very unusual. Enjoying the video.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another great card and video thanks. The trouble is they make me feel like crafting when really I must do some housework! Not that I am complaining - please dont think that - I think they would be wonderful to watch when you need to find you mojo as they are very motivating I find.
Rgs
Clare W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, Happy Halloween to you and everyone. Beautiful card, and great video. Stay safe everyone. Bx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
Well I haven't had the pleasure in watching your Video as yet I'm going to do that as soon as I've made my comment, and as Tracy w, mentioned please keep these Awesome Video's coming it's like working with you step by step and replaying and pausing if needed! Once again I love the Colours the Technique the Awesome Micro Beads I'm so impressed with every thing, but then there is not a day goes by when your Fabulous Cards don't blow me away! Love from Sam x

Cee Bee said...

Morning Sue and Happy Halloween to all. Love the look of this am off to make a cuppa and watch the video.
hugs n stuff
Carol B

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a great card love doily die. Off to watch the video see you late xx

Debs A

Sonia Jones said...

I have to admit I wasn't too sure at first about today's card! But I've decided I really do like it! Great video today and I just might be trying out this technique later. I hope everyone enjoys Halloween especially those partying or trick & treating. We're going to a belated Halloween/house warming party on Saturday night, so ghouls and ghosties will still be around at the weekend! LOL hugs to all Sonia

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely card ,i like this die .happy halloween to you
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful. I will have to watch the video when I get home we are away for a few days visiting my Aunt and Uncle, unfortunately my Aunt has dementia. Have a great day.Love Jackie

Beth Peake said...

Love this card and really enjoying the video demos. Well done Sue. Keep them coming.

Luv n hugs

Beth xxx

Anonymous said...

HI Sue Happy Halloween Just watched the video - great. Love the white and gold card.
Denise Hancock X

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, just watched the video , what a lovely technique love the new die and the micro bead background looks fab,
Another stunning card. Happy Halloween to all.
Hugs
Jean D

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful but unusual card! Unfortunately I will have to take a look later at the video but I am sure it will be full of surprises for me.
I am loving the videos will you put all these videos on DVD so we can purchase them?
Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Heather Rogers said...

'Happy Halloween' safe flying!!:)

What a lovely card again Sue I like things off set it is I think more relaxing on the eye and definitely adds more interest. All the Halloween decorations I made went down well with the LA family as well as over here they are all very excited. Enjoy your day!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the chance to see you video a card, and this is so lovely I will enjoy later when all are awake and I can have the sound up!LOL
Love Marg

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue I off to see my Mum today so will watch the video later but it looks like a lovely card. Thanks Helen xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card and the video along side it is great. Really enjoyed watching x

karenlotty said...

Got to rush out this morning Will look later Card looks interesting & at first glance I can't quite work out how it's done

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love the card. Enjoying the videos. X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Oh what a lovely card - so clever with the off-centre look! You make it look so easy in your video but I'm sure I would take a LOT longer to get the things lined up correctly. It'll be a challenge AFTER xmas cards ............
By the way, a friend of mine recently commented to me that she is using your cascading hearts folder all the time, she simply can't let it be....
I'm a seagarden addict.....
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The card looks beautiful.
I'm off to watch the video.
I love them, thanks.
Veronique L

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, great card today, will watch the video later.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Laura O said...

Oh Sue this looks fab ,love these videos ,keep it up .Happy Halloween,its a big thing in the States,Enjoy.Laura O

TOB said...

happy Halloween everyone. Love the off centre focal point. hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

Happy Halloween, these videos are a fantastic idea!! Thank you!

Patricia said...

Happy Halloween Sue,
Another stunning card, love the concept of this. Off to watch and learn.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A Happy Halloween to all.
Love the card I am saving the videos to watch at the weekend when I should have more time.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the video and love the card. Thanks Sue. I really like the layout of this one with the off centred focal point. Happy Halloween - personally I don't like it but I know it is a big thing in the States, so enjoy!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant, like the off centre look

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
HAPPY HALLOWEEN.LOVELY CARD THIS MORNING MUST WATCH THE VIDEO.

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
HAPPY HALLOWEEN.LOVELY CARD THIS MORNING MUST WATCH THE VIDEO.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Happy Halloween

Gorgeous card lovin the layout with the offset Blossom.

Thankyou for all the videos it like having a one to one workshop with you.

Have a lovely day.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

gwen70 said...

Happy Halloween, beautiful card today, will watch video later, really enjoying them so keep them coming

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Card looks very interesting, will watch the video later when I can have the sound on. Happy Halloween.
Lydia
X

Marion said...

Hi Sue i bought this die when Julia was on but not used it yet .love the video's ,is there any way of saving them so you could have them all to watch when needed.
Marion H

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

It looks like a lovely card - cant wait to watch the video but have got things to do before I can -grrrrrrrrr.

Happy Halloween everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Happy Halloween. Another fabulous and bewitching card for us all today - I am always amazed as to how you are able to keep coming up with such wonderful ideas. I too will have to watch the video a little later as have a busy morning ahead of me. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jean Johnston said...

The raised, layered look is so effective. I must try it with your offset technique. Beautiful card.

Sandybee said...

Another great demonstration Sue and a gorgeous card

Happy Halloween Everyone

xx Sandra

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous
and the video is much easier to
follow that the written instructions
which you sometimes had to read twice
to grasp it that die is fab. have
one similar must try that.
Nancyd xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, that doily die is super.
Audrey x

Joanne K said...

Well another lovely video Sue showcasing a pretty card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card. I just love the videos as the camera work is great and there are so many close ups too. How on earth do you come up with so many different and interesting ideas. They're wonderful. Have a Happy Halloween day.
YvonneMayxx

Suebak said...

I am loving the video demos... thank you.
Susan x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card and a great video too.
Erica x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, wonderful video again. I like this die can see a lot of uses for it. The card is amazing. Keep the videos coming, personally I find them easier than written instruction

Love Rosemarie xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful looking card,the video will have to wait.

JenniferJC said...

The videos are a wonderful idea and so helpful and teaming up with Joanna Sheen (one of my favourite online shops)is just genious. Thank you Sue!

Janette MacArthur said...

Another great video & a wonderful card !
Janette xx

hotpotato said...

This is lovely Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, another striking card, I would never have thought to off set the main focal image like that-thank you for the great inspiration. x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Really love the card today. I don't know whether it's my eyes but the video was blurred today. Xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Another great card and video.
You have obviously worked very hard to compile over forty of these and for that, I thank you.
Have great day.
Ang x

nuttinanni said...

Just love your videos, what a splendid idea and the finished cards. Happy Halloween hugs Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I just love watching the videos it really does make it so much easier to try and recreate one of your wonderful creations. Don't have this die but am wondering if it would work with the large snowflake die. I guess I'll just have to go and a play - housework can wait lol.
Beverley w

Heather said...

I saw a card with an offset aperture on the Spellbiner website and thought it looked fab and it's on my list of things to have a go at. Lovely to see you doing it too and showing me how to do it.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card. Looks complicated but when you watch the video and see how you do it, its so easy. Sometimes when I read how you do it I don't quite understand but now its great watching the expert and learning new things all the time.
Thanks Sue.
Alison B. x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Oh so pretty. Can't wait to get started.
Love Val x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Watch out for the monsters! I have always wanted to know how to do this card and now I shall. Thank you again for sharing your techniques with us - it is so appreciated. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue - will watch the video later. Pat x

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! Somehow I appreciated the beauty of this card even more so after watching the video, it really brings it to life! Thank you .

Beryl Treble said...

A stunning card Sue. Really enjoy the video.

Eemeli said...

Happy Halloween Sue! The card looks lovely, gotta check the video next.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Jess Watson said...

Morning Suen, happy Halloween everyone, this card looks amazing will watch the video later. Take care Jess xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, very clever technique, looks fabulous.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, thank you for another interesting demo video, can see the possibility for other dies I have, love from Jackie D

weefortune said...

Happy Halloween, hava a scary Day, love th card. E xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I like this card very much. Love love love those micro beads! I put them on everything! Great idea to offset the gorgeous die cut circle. Thanks for sharing. Fab video.

SerenePolly said...

Thanks Sue. Another lovely card! I have been enjoying the videos very much and the link to purchase the items is very welcome!

Take care!

Christine
xx

Lacelady said...

I've got visitors, so no time to look at the video - I'll look forward to that when they have gone home. Love the card though, especially as it' falling off the edge.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card again,i quite like these clips watching with a cuppa after i have done my chores haha .

Have a nice day
Elaine H X

Jan Ltc said...

Another fabulous card and video. TFS xx Jan

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Such a beautiful card today !! I loved your video today although the picture was a bit blurry. The blossom die is great and I loved your colour combo. I use the soft gold card on loads An unusual idea to offset the main die but I do like it. The micro beads look fab as always.
Following on from the comment by Rose in Chester. She says her favourite folder is the sea garden one and her friend likes the cascading hearts. Well I have the sea garden folder on order but so far my ultimate favourite folder is the tapestry one. It seems perfect for use with any occasion !! I do however love my heart lattice one to. Thanks for all your hard work in making these videos Sue they are wonderful. They have given me many new ideas and inspiration. Happy Halloween to everyone. Have a spooky day love Tres x x x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Happy Halloween everyone!
What a lovely card so crisp and elegant looking, love it.
Margaret corgi owner

aggieosborne1104 said...

Gd morning Sue! Happy Halloween to you and blog family!!! Card looks fab cannot wait to watch the video...love love love everything you do!
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

smag53 said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card.I love the gold and white it looks so effective.Happy Halloween to you.xx
sheila H

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, beautiful card, new technique for me so your video is a great help - video was blurry today whereas the others have been crystal clear!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love your card, i am going to try it using snowflake dies.

Congratulations to you and all at Creative Expressions on the video's, they are very well filmed.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy Halloween am saving the video for later but the card looks fab and I do like the offset look
Best wishes, Pat

Jill Liddle said...

Another lovely card. Love goldy ones.

donna sherman said...

LOVING, LOVING the videos!!! THANK YOU sooooooooooo much for taking time to do this! I am a VISUAL learner, and learning a lot this way!!! Fantastic card!!!!

Lynda said...

Sue
How could you - I'd just made up my mind to do my Christmas cards that you kindly sent me the instructions for and now you throw this one at me. It really isn't fair. Now I'm gonna have to play some more.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I thought it strange that the video was blurry playing it from your blog so when I saw Julia's tweet promoting today's video I clinked on her link, which opened your blog and I played the video which was crystal clear!!! So, I went back to your blog using my browser, played the video and it was blurry!!! Technology can be very frustrating - I feel for you when you've gone to so much trouble to make these super videos.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X happy crafting

Maryann Laursen said...

What an awesome card here again Sue, it´s just sooo gorgeous as ever.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Just came back to watch the video, fabulous love the way you have used the die off the page, must try this one. Thanks so much I have learnt so much from watching them.
Lydia
X

Jeanne Longden said...

HEY! WHATS HAPPENING - I`VE BEEN IN HOSPITAL AND WOW BLACK MARKET SUE!
WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN? I AM JUST GOING TO SIT ALL AFTERNOON AND CATCH UP. THANKS SUE, THE CARD IS GREAT.

Gail said...

What another fab card with gorgeous techniques (you really do spoil us) and as always just luv this colour combo xx GailT xx

kimberley said...

Hope you are having a fun halloween over in the states-I know what a big deal it is over there!Another beautiful card Sue and the video was so clear and easy to follow.Thanks again for all the time you so freely give to us,take care,x

Kiraneries said...

Happy Halloween Sue. Another beautiful card and great video. Thanks Sue.

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful card Sue, will have to watch the video later :) I'm enjoying your new venture immensely, being able to see you construct the cards is such a great help, thanks.

craftycarol said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
Todays card is lovely and I have just watched the video and that was good too. I am loving your tutorials they are very informative.
Thankyou Carol x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Happy Halloween Sue
Your card is lovely as usual! Thanks for showing us to hink outside the box and use our die cuts in different ways. Have to try this technique.

Lindsay Martin said...

Happy Halloween Sue, hope you are having a good day, lovely card, will catch up on the video tonight xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Beautiful card....with a bit of a different twist...I love it!! Spooky Hugs Sam xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Brilliant video again and a great card. I like this technique and I'm sure it'll work very well with other large dies too. I hope so because I don't have the one in the video.
Sue

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Happy Halloween; hope you've had a good one. Just waiting for the doorbell to start ringing and if they don't hurry up there might not be any treats left!!!! Lovely card today using that gorgeous 'gold' card. Hugs Pauline A x

Jane said...

Loving the videos and today's card, Thank you Sue my prize has arrived today, Beautiful travel stamp I can believe you picked one I don't have lol because I do have a large selection.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue on this Halloween evening! Love! Love! Love this card and all your videos are superb.
ValC xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
VERY NICE OFFSET TO THE SIDE. SMASHING GOLD AND WHITE LOOKS SO EXPENSIVE. I THINK THE BEADS A REAL WAY TO ADD TEXTURE. I ROLL OVER MINE WITH A PIECE OF PAPER AND BRAYER. WONDERFUL CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Susan White said...

Great card, and really enjoying the new videos! Thanks, Susan

Anonymous said...

Sharon c. You do a wonderful job with your videos. Great techniques and super cards. Your blog is a must see on my list when I am checking out blogs. I do appreciate that I can comment without having to open other accounts.

magpie said...

Hi Sue! "Wow!" stunning card yesterday. Loved the gilding flakes you used. When I saw the aperture I thought, I'm sure I have something similar and I did! It was the Filigree Delights! Was I a happy bunny? Oh yesss! Todays card is gorgeous. Loved watching the video and the giving of instructions on how you did it. It's brilliant of you and we can keep going back and forth as we please! Take care Sue and "thank you" xx Love Karen xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Happy Halloween,really enjoyed the video, it is like a one to one workshop with you, thank you for showing us this great technique. The card is beautiful, love everything about it.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Happy Halloween to you and everyone.:-)

I love the focal point being offset, it's such an arty look, and will make people look to see how you have made it. I love it.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Annie said...

Lovely card and fab video. Thanks so much, Sue, am just loving the videos xx hugs Annie

Carol S. said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the gold card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

hazel young said...

Happy Halloween, gorgeous card Sue. xx hazel

iReneM said...

Wow, Sue!!
This is SO classy - a lovely technique - super video.
Now I'm wishing I had a doily/medallion die like that, LOL.
I'll just have to add it to my never ending wish list :)

x

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue

Just watched the video - excellent! I think I can see how I might use this for a Christmas Card too.

Take care.

Christine

Kerry Beard said...

Hi sue
I love the idea of this card and the colours are nice and classy
I just love the videos and look forward to them every other day
Best wishes
Kerry

Debra Kenworthy said...

Happy Halloween. Beautiful card! I love the layout and the die is fab not surprised it's sold out now. Debra x

Diane Mortimer said...

Excellent, love it, think I'll try this one out.

Diane from Glasgow xx

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful, the videos are so helpful

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Just skimmed through the various comments - some people say the video is blurry, but thought you'd like to know that it is just perfect and crystal clear when I view it - so please don't think we've all got the same problem!

'P' in Wales

Helen Barker said...

Happy Halloween everyone.Great video and a lovely card.
Helen Bx

hazel said...

Happy Halloween Sue
Thank you for another Wonderful Video. I don't know where you get all your Ideas from. No two cards are alike. The Die is stunning as is the card
Take care
hazel G x

lynda said...

Hi Sue another stunning card I love the die and the way you off set it was beautiful love the colour and the video was brilliant as always.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, I wasn't too sure about today's card until I saw the video and the technique you used, a one to copy I think. Enjoying all of your videos, keep them coming x

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Sue,
Brilliant video, its great being able to follow you step by step.
This card is really lovely and I would never have thought to offset the die as you and have. Another bow to your brilliance Sue, I am so in awe of your ideas and inspiration.
Thank you love Brenda Lel xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Better late than never, migraine yesterday and I just couldn't face the computer. Beautiful card and video, love the offset aperture.
Donna Jones

Hilary Smith said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, simple but so effective
Hilary x

Shazza said...

beautiful card x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely fabulous!!Thank you for so many different ideas.

Love Sheila xx