Thursday, 12 December 2013

Vertical Borders


Hi crafters! Today's card features a border die set that I think is really pretty and with it's matching stamps too.  What's better than that for our crafty creations!  I hope you enjoy it.
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Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

127 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

I just love these borders sue and the colour is right up my street, have a great day all
Cameelixx

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, looking forward to seeing you on tv Sunday

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card , off to watch the video with a cup of tea. Haven't commented for a few days as myself, one of my daughters and son have had gastric flu and it knocked us all for six. Fingers crossed for " wilsonettes" and their families that the virus stays away from them. Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Brilliant Video Sue, love the card! I think the wedgewood look is lovely!
Gail C x

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darcydaydream said...

I always struggle with these border dies so many thanks for the video. Love the card too!
Can't wait for Sunday..
Christine in Darcy...xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you another beautiful card,
suitable for any occasion. Take care Kitty

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, love the colour combo, fab use of the border dies. Bx

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, great card as always. Love the boarder stamps. I have a few of the boarder dies but will add the stamps to my wish list.
Have a great day. Sally

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the border dies it's a must for me thank you Tracy w x

auscrafts said...

love these borders

Rachel Taylor said...

Ooh very lacy ,reminds me of a bodice ! I love it .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a gorgeaus card i so like these border dies ss they make stunning cards. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Nanny Jo said...

OOOH! I love it!! I have to try this one! The borders are so pretty and versatile. Jo x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue, love the colours and use of the borders (dies I have!! but not the stamps).
Was just thinking "oh what perfect stamping" when you gave us the tip for filling in when it just doesn't quite come out right - which is the story of my stamping life regretably and why I'm such a wuss with it. Too much stuff binned! So am sticking with small stamps and sentiments only.

'P' in Wales

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous those border dies and matching stamps are fabulous. Have a great day. Love Jackie

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Great card. I have these dies and they are fab for creating different effects.
Looking forward to Sunday.
Ang x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
The border dies are some of my favourite, another stunning card today.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue great card with beautiful colours. Love your videos
Denise Hancock X

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue WHat a stunning card and gereat colours! Cannot wait to watch the video. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love these dies, must get my head round the fact that they don't just have to be for boarders, very pretty card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Annie said...

The border dies are great, so versatile, and used beautifully here, Sue. Looking forward to Sunday! Hugs Annie

Joan D said...

Really super card. How versatile those borders are. My colours too x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Fabulous video and fabulous card, I love it !!
It's my Birthday today, so am borrowing this card haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elaine said...

A lovely card and great colours x

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Such an elegant card - love it!
I've got the bracket dies so think I will be trying my version of this card.
Soon be Sunday for the Wilsonettes.
Sheila x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the border stamp too.
Donna Jones

Lacelady said...

Oh, WOW, I love this card, especially as I have the die set and I love when you come up with another idea for their use.

Great name Lynne for us followers.... Wilsonettes. I am definitely one.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. So much interest in one card. X

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and those borders really make the card stand out. Off to watch vidiox

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue love the colour happy crafting X

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh WOW WOW WOW ! Amazing. Hope you enjoy the video ! It was brilliant, sooo many tips along the way, thanks Sue.

Morning 'Oh Leader' morning Wilsonettes, what a lush card we have woken up to. Maybe we should call it Thrilling Thursday : )
I just love the way you can talk and stamp at the same time Sue, I know how brilliant us women are at multi-tasking, but honestly to talk and stamp at the same time just beats me (probably the ONLY time Im waffle free) although blue isn't my colour especially in the face area ! How many more Wilsonettes hold their breath when stamping as I do ? Mr Lancashire knows when Im stamping in our little 2nd bedroom/craft room for a few reasons - 1. He diesn't hear me cursing at my stupid fingers. 2. It's totally quiet with door closed for concentration purposes and 3. I walk into the lounge with a blue face due to lack of oxygen and a forced smile from blue lips meaning 'All ok I've done it) slap my back to help me gasp for air !!! : /

I do love everything about this Thursday Thrill if only I could replicate it - talking of which, did anyone try yesterdays card in cool pretty delicate 'wintery' colours ? It's one Id love to experiment with but only have the kitchen paper, so I wont get very far, oh and the glossy acents, wow almost got a full set - NOT !

Seems I've had my last day out yesterday as its SO cold and frosty here Im housebound, good thing my last outing was to my craft store to beg her to order the foundation cards used with all these 'tuts' Woohoo and she will : ) I should coco considering she's a CE stockist (and my local craft fairy mother)
So my lovely friends and fellow Wilsonettes, enjoy your day and get those winter snuggly jumpers on : )

Sending love and crafty days.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a very dark Sheffield.
Today's gift is absolutely beautiful. I really love the border dies and as a focal point they are fantastic. I love today's colour scheme.
I have to start on a batch of birthday cards so today's gift came just in time for something different.
Thank you for the tip re using the rule to line up - a little tip but a big useful one.
Janet x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the border dies which I use quite often - you have even got me just embossing with them! Really pretty card today and the cameo is beautiful. Will watch the video later on today which I'm looking forward to.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh I love this one, those dies and stamps are fab

snowqueen62 said...

Such a stunning card. I really love these border dies which I have but don't have the stamps. I struggle with stamping for some reason probabley not enough practice! I don't like imperfection and don't like to throw anything away either so don't do a lot of stamping for that reason. Looking forward to Sunday. Keep well everyone.
Hugs Sue xx

marg said...

Good morning Sue
Well after Steph mine is short.
Love the borders but haven't yet watched the video. I have the stamps on my Christmas List! I have so much stash you would think it would be there ! but no!
Anyway hope you have a nice day !
Love Marg

Laura O said...

beautiful borders used on this card .Laura O

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning border card - love it all the dies and the colours.
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant idea Sue. Will enjoy watching the video later. Looking forward to Sunday. Edwina

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue ,really like the stamps.

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful card made with these fabulous border dies. Christine x

Anne Crawford said...

A stunning Sue Card! What a super video so full of hints and tips definitely one to keep close by. Also have to say I love reading Lancashire Steph's comments , she does make me laugh!

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
It's a fab card - so different. And I've got all the borders/stamp so there'll be no stopping me.
Don't know what happened yesterday, but that card, too, is absolutely beautiful - my colours!
Must fly, cards to write and friends to see..........
Hugs, Rose

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue so elegant xxxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love the cameo and colours used xx hazel

nannapat said...

Gorgeous card Sue - I have the border dies and use them regularly. Look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Pat x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the pretty blue what a lovely design with the border dies.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love these borders and I shall have to watch the video later. we're off tomorrow to Bournemouth to see my brother in law and his wife for the weekend. I'm hoping we can pop off to a shop in Lyndhurst that sells Creative Expressions to stock up.

karenlotty said...

I didn't know there were stamps to match the border dies WOW! I said yesterday that I don't utilise my (one) set of boder dies My "need" list is growing ever longer! Love the card & the colours

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, can't wait til Sunday, off to watch the video

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card, classy and elegant. Will watch the video later.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Just watched the video and you are the 'Stamping Queen' you make it look so easy. I love the border stamps and your tip about how to line the stamp up. I always struggle with that so I will try your way. Beautiful card as usual already looking forward to your next video lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the borders and the stamps that go with them. Beautiful colours and very pretty embellishments.

Love Val x

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a classy looking card
love it. looking forward to seeing you .
Marion H

Jan.moogie said...

What a beautiful card Sue, just the sort I would love to make or receive.xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful, stunning and elegant. My comments everyday it seems.

Much love,

Shirley T.xxxxxxxxxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
A truly beautiful card today looks so rich and elegant will be giving this a try as I have most of the requirements. so the credit card can relax!!
Counting the days until Sunday.
Happy Birthday to Patricia Howarth have a super day.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - nice one - love it - a must try!
Rgs
Clare W

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
ANOTHER FAB CARD TODAY JUST LOVE THE
BORDERS HAVE A GOOD DAY ON TV ON
SUNDAY.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a wealth of useful information you are. No.1 the lining up of the long straight stamp with the ruler so that it stays straight. No.2 the U-mount - what a great way of giving all our unmounted stamps that bit of cushion at a great cost. To U-mount all my stamps would cost a fortune, so this way of putting the sheet of U-mount under your card that you are going to stamp is so cost effective. I was so glad(i don't mean to sound mean) when your stamping came out like mines so regularly does and b the sound of things, i think a few of us devotees have the same problem so your remedy to fix it is so good, thank you.
Nice to see Lynne joining us again, sorry you've been so ill, but glad that you're feeling a bit better again. And a good morning to our other resident story writer, Lancashire Steph, oh how some of us know exactly what you mean Steph of the shut door, quiet, the lack of breathing whilst trying stamp with everything else crossed in the attempt. sometimes i thin i ran the marathon easier than when trying to stamp or get something straight.
Have a great day everyone and hopefully see you tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah
The Glenochil Yokel as an old friend says.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a clever lady you are. I would never have though to use the dies in this way.
Alison B. x

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card that could be used for anyone and for any occasion.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, very feminine and those borders are stunning
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card Sue, looking forward to Sunday, but in the meantime will watch this video later today!
ValC xx

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Great video tutorial, just love them, so informative, please keep them coming. Thank you x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, thank you for the inspiration and can't wait for Sunday to see your show,
Best wishes, Pat

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a great way to use border dies, the card is lovely and I love the colours you have used. Again you have come up with something completely different. Take care, have a great day everyone, Jess xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card will watch the video later with a nice relaxing cuppa Awwww bliss .

Have a good day
Elaine H X

Sue said...

Fabulous card Sue,just watched your Video and you make it look so easy.
Have a good day x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a classy card today. Love the colours and the video. It's great to see how you use the die and the stamps together.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a simply stunning card. Don't know how you keep coming up with such amazing ideas. A great video and some wonderful tips. The camera shots are brilliant. Can't wait to see you on tv on Sunday. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SMASHING CARD. DONE ONE SIMILAR BUT YOURS IS MUCH BETTER. CANT COMPEAT WITH YOUR BOWS . THEY ARE GREAT.
ENJOYING THE VIDEOS BEINGS YOUR CRAFTING LIVE.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just love these borders I have some but getting the rest for Christmas, The card is so beautiful I will be making it but will have to get the stamps . Love Jean Z xxx

Kate's Cards said...

A real work of art!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So elegant. You show so many different ways to use the dies and stamps, so inspirational.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A fabulous video and a fabulous card for today !! WOW I really love this beautiful card. Unfortunately I do not have the border dies or the matching stamps. I will just have to wait for Christmas !!! They are on my wish list. I wanted the stamps to use with my labels one dies. Your video today was so informative and so very helpful !! I love everything about your card. Making the border stamps and dies into a full card in their own right is just GENIOUS !!! What a fab, clever idea. I love the bow with the cameo and stick pins and that cute little sentiment too !! Your colour combo is lovely but I think it would look just as lovely made in other colours to. Thankyou for sharing this fab card with us Sue and sharing how to make it to.
Lancashire Steph I love reading your comments and you always make me laugh !!
Not long left to go now Sue. I am so looking forward to seeing you on tv on Sunday.
Wishing everyone lots of crafty happiness. Lots of love Tres x x x

weefortune said...

Gorgeous card today sue, will whatch the video when I get in from work Elaine x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I love this card. Absolutely everything about it is just wonderful and borders have been a bit of a mystery to me so your demo is sooo useful. Thank you a million times. xx Maggie (forgive the bow on this one!)

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, another great card and video. Pretty colours. Kind regards Joanne K x

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Fabulous repetition of design & colour. Theresa x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation.
Gr Elly

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another winner.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Lindsay Martin said...

I love this one, its fantastic, cant wait until Sunday.. xx

Beryl Treble said...

WOW! a stunning card Sue. Love the colours. I have the stamps and dies so will have to try this. Love the video with all the tips.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card with an outstanding way to use border dies! Why can't I think of that? Well - probably because I not Sue Wilson! Have always used my border dies horizontally - don't know why. Haven't watched video yet but will do so later.
Happy Birthday Patricia, trust your weather is better than here - grey and wet!
Love Myra

Helen Barker said...

Stunning use of border dies and stamps.Lovely colours,totally gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Ann said...

Thanks for this video. I had purchased a few of the borders and have not used them as yet so decided this morning to watch your video for this beautiful card. So glad I did as I wanted to use it on my Sister's Christmas card. You made it look so very easy. Thank you!! Love the blue and black so Victorian looking!!
Mstgane
Ann

CraftyJo said...

Lovely-looking card Sue but...dare I say it.....don't care for the bow ;)

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Just love the creation today, the borders look so different when used top to toe.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful card, the colours are just up my street and the stamping is stunning, Love the border dies and stamps. Thank you for the great video and the amazing tips, will be using the ruler one in future.
Happy Birthday Patricia Howarth and welcome back Lynne, glad you are feeling better, hugs and cuddles to the fur babies. Lancashire Steph your comments make me smile.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Suel another stunning car,great demo with the stamping. Epically for some one like me who is learning stamping,the bow makes it and thos dies are super

Ita

3362. Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love the borders. Such a good tip with the ruler. Very good video, thank you. Hope to see you Sunday. Hugs. Jan.xx

Crafting Newbie said...

Fabulous video Sue. Thanks for the tip about lining up the border stamps against a ruler before lowering your acrylic block onto them. Will be giving this a try. Barbara x

Vie Carter said...

Love these border dies, and todays card is lovely

Vie
x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Love the borders card!! Thank you for showing how to make sure every die is even on both sides. The cameo is perfect on the bow. Will try the embossing only with my border dies. Thanks for the video, they are always so helpful!!
Hugs, Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. Love the colours and the borders really stand out.
Beverley W

lynda said...

Hi Sue I love this beautiful card I love the borders & thank you so much for the video showing how to use the border dies I have been struggling with them a bit. You defently get a BIG WOW from me today
Hugs Lynda Brock Xx

cmu said...

Great colour scheme and love the borders

Pearl said...

Wow Sue, today's card is a sure stunner! I didn't realise that thes tamps could look so good, I must put them on my list to Santa! You've done it again and created a super card with must have features. Love it all.

Craftihappiness to you all love from Pearl

Janice K said...

Thank you for the ruler tip!
A gorgeous card in a lovely delicate shade of blue, very pretty. x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I've got these dies but not the stamps. Will have to have a go.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love the card today, it looks quite simple but very very effective, "beautiful". Love the bow and beads. Love the video.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love the card today, it looks quite simple but very very effective, "beautiful". Love the bow and beads. Love the video.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
Thank you for such an explanatory video, I would never have been able to work out how to make such a beautiful card without it.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

TDQ Karen said...

Ooh lovely, such a great colour and what a great effect, love it xx

camelot67 said...

Good evening Sue,

Yet another late visit to your blog due to even more Christmas shopping! I think my first impression when I first saw todays card was just WOW! It's fabulous and so with my cup of coffee in hand I'm off to watch the video. Thanks for sharing this and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Love the way you have used these dies vertically they look so good ....... another thing on my must try list!!!
This card looks so classy, and one I certainly would be delighted to receive.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a really different look for todays card! I love it. Hugs Sam xxx

Nina Spear said...

Hi Sue, a bit late in the day but just had to say what a lovely card!

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Shazza said...

stunning card x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Well where do I start! You have blown me away with such a Tremendous Card and Video, it's absolutely Beautiful.
I so love the Colours you have chosen, the White, Black and the Soft Powder Blue just exquisite, the Video as always Sue shows us breakdown's of how you have achieved such an Awesome Card I've got the Border Dies but not those Stamps I have some similar ones, so I could adapt the Card in a certain way, I thought the Pencil technique was great, I do a lot of Stamping and Colouring I'm not the worlds best, but I got the tip from a tutor of a colouring class, very similar to Sues but instead of using a Pencil I use a very Fine Black Sakura Pen 0.5 and this does the job so if your stamp has missed a bit like Sue mentioned or like myself you've coloured over the lines just draw round it and it looks part of your stamp, I have gained so much from following Sue's Blog and I so love the Video's, I hope you don't mind me mentioning Lancashire Steph but I love you daily column you make me smile love and hugs from Sam x

Jane said...

Love today's card everything about it the boarders the colours and stamps beautiful.

Jane xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Gorgeous, I love something a bit 'different' :-)

Diane from Glasgow xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Gorgeous, I love something a bit 'different' :-)

Diane from Glasgow xx

kath said...

Love the video sue and all the extra technic for lining up to the ruler to keep it straight and doing the other layers to line up perfect just love all your video thanks sue from kath x

Karen said...

Lovely card sue. I have the bracket border dies but didn't realise there were stamps to compliment them too. I can feel another spend coming on!!
Luv
Karen xx

kath said...

Love the video sue and all the extra technic for lining up to the ruler to keep it straight and doing the other layers to line up perfect just love all your video thanks sue from kath x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I am running very late today considering I usually look at your blog between 6 and 7 AM! I nearly left it to catch up in the morning so almost didn't bother to put the laptop on. Boy am I glad I did! I love this card, it is beautiful. The wedgewood blue is gorgeous and the border dies and stamps are fabulous (and on my wish list)Thank you Sue , you have made one very tired lady happy : ) I won't attempt to watch the video tonight though, that can wait for me to enjoy tomorrow : )Only 3 sleeps now. Hope you are not too jet lagged. Take care.

Crafty Nanna said...

It's a beautiful card Sue, am dying to watch the demo as soon as I can mind you are rather putting my purse on a diet as it expands and then shrinks even more quickly as I have to have those items.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and video with lots of tips have some of the dies and stamps will improvise , thanks Sue
Hugs
Jean D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Great card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card - so classy.

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue as always

Love & Hugs

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

Susan White said...

Really helpful video Sue on how to best line up the borders - thanks, Susan

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another wonderful video. I do love this card. Not difficult to make but what an expensive look!