Thursday, 9 January 2014

Congratulations Blue

Hi everyone!  It's video day again!  It will take you through all the steps to make this pretty card.  I hope you can find a few minutes to sit, relax and give a watch!

Buy from Joanna Sheen

Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

So beautiful, blue and white, a classic combination

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this one, my favourite colour combination, a gorgeous blue and white, everything is beautiful. Hope you are enjoying yourself Sue. Take care.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, another winner in my book. A great combination perfect for any occasion. This blue is particularly gorgeous. Have a great day.
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

Like the look of this card looking forward to watch video after work. Have a great day Sue.xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I love the colours you've used, the card is beautiful I will watch the video later.
Hugs x
Heather T

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue like the colour combo. Sally

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card, love the blue and white. Looking forward to watching the video later. Bx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you the video and card is brilliant lovely colours. Take care Kitty

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card just find my mums birthday card idea thank you going to order my stuff the video great I can craft along with you thank you Tracy w x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, You make this look so easy to do, and the finished card is magnificent. I love the blue and white, I love the lattice behind the frame, it is so effective, and I love the blue flowers with the white embossing powder, absolutely magnificent.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maria I said...

Oh wow what a lovely card i will watch the video later love the colours xxx Maria xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful blue card with some really great techniques. Just had to watch the video - couldn't keep it until after work!!
Take care.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - really really love this - it's a must try no question - will watch vidoe later when I have more time, Cant wait!
Clare W

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is such a pretty the colours..going to watch the video after work! Hugs Carole Z X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card, both in colour and design. Will watch video after dropping Hubby at work.
Have a great day.
Ang x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another winner, fabulous colour combo and so very fresh.
Amanda x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue yet again another stunning card you have a great imagination wish mine was half as good. I love the blue and white combo. Hope you are enjoying your self over there. Have a great time xx

Debs A

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I say that so often but it is always true. Have a great time at CHA. Love Jackie

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card gorgeous shade of blue card, really enjoying your videos thanks for sharing this way.


Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is absolutely beautiful. Love the colours, the way you have used the dies, flowers, bow and butterflies. In fact, I love everything about it. I must try and use your embossing technique, it really does add a lot to the card.
Have a great time at CHA.
Hugs, Rose

Patricia said...

Morning Sue, another winner, I love the colour combo and the Design
Off to watch the Video
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great video and fab card. For once I have everything you have used so I can have a go at this. Hope you're having a good time.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another amazing card and video. I love the colours, you make it look so easy. Hope your trip is going well.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marion Bull said...

Love the card. particularly the colours and am looking forward to watching the video later! The flower looks great in those colours too! Have a good day Sue xx
Marion B

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours, I think I need to juggle my wish list about.
Will watch video later after shopping.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is fantastic - for me you cannot go wrong with blue/while in any shade of blue.
I love the dies used today and the format is definitely one which is bound for my 'must do' file.
I can think of many occasions today's format could be used.
Busy day getting collecting crafty things ready to take to France on Monday.
Janet x

kimberley said...

Beautiful Sue-reminds me of Wedgewood.Could I be cheeky and ask for more male cards please!!!take care,x.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card. Love the blue quite peaceful, everything mixes so well. X

Maryann Laursen said...

This is soooooooooooo soo gorgeous Sue. I absolutely LOVE it.
I have a question for you. I´ve been on a list at 2 different compagnies, to be alerted, when your embossingfolder with the hearts, that you´ve used in more of your videos. I´ve been on those lists ever since I looked around for it the first time I saw it, because I really want to get one, but now I last night got a mail, that they closed the list, because this embossinfolder was discontinued from your compagny, can that really be true, as you´ve used it several times in your videos, and noone have had it at all ever since you used it first time???.
I admit, I´m soooo disappointed, as I really wanted this sooo much, and I´ve been on that list for over 6 months to get it, and I know, I´m not the only one, as several more I know was on that list too, and now just to be told, we wount make any more of them, that can´t be true????

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty Blue card will watch the video later.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Alice G said...

Morning Sue, I just love the video tutorials because they are so helpful! I've always been scared to do this embossing technique in case I cut through my folder but I feel a lot more confident about trying it with your video to follow, so I can make this adorable card too!, thank you Sue.

Alice x

karenlotty said...

Love it The blue & white is a great colour combo Off 2 watch vid @ I think I hav most of the "bits" Yippee!

Cameeli of Richmond said...

I got my Heart embossing folder from the garden centre Squires in Shepperton see the link you might be lucky!!
Cameeli xx

Joan D said...

Stunning yet again Sue. Love the colours and textures. Xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today, Sue, and loved watching the video - so helpful. The blue is just gorgeous. Will have to compromise/improvise as you've used a lot of expensive sets on this one - yikes!!

'P' in Wales
P.S. You also look very pretty in your lovely blue top.

Susan White said...

Very pretty colour combo - will have to watch the video clip later, as the decorating is calling! Thanks, Susan

Marion said...

Sue this card is gorgeous ,love the blue colour and the flower is lovely also the bow not too big.
Marion H

hollyberry said...

Such a lovely card with gorgeous colours.

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely card. Really like the colour combination and the flower is so pretty.
Hugs Sue x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
So stunning blue and white.
You must have been in my craft room yesterday as I did a double piece of this trellis background ready to make a card today - I shall use your ideas.
carol x

gwen70 said...

Such a gorgeous blue and wht, keep up the good work on the videos, love them

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue love the colours.
I am just going to watch the video now
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Denise Hancock said...

hi Sue beautiful card - love the colours

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, love it all. Will watch the video later.

JESSIE said...


SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

Stunning card - I will watch the video after work tonight. I do love blue and white, so very crisp, clean and elegant.


Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - This is a beautiful card. Thank you and I hope you are having a good time. Helen xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful card and great tips in the video. Thank you.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card and
the video is so helpful and the colours gorgeous, I am so disapointed
I'm am going to miss your CHA shows
are we are away to warmer climes to-
morrow but will keep in touch with your
blog on my tablet but to get a signal I
have to sit inside I don't think hubby
would appreciate me sitting in to
watch C&C.
Nancyd xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the video, such a pretty card love Jean Z xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

My type of card. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Howdy said...

Love the flowers, Sue. Love the whole thing!

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X happy crafting

Anne Crawford said...

Blue and white, stunning combination , lots of interest in this card and lots of equipment required, think I'll have to substitute few things, but as it's so pretty will have to give it a go, another superb video!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, will watch video later, love the blue and white flower
Best wishes, Pat

hazel young said...

Stunning card love the colours, flower and butterfly xx hazel

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Will watch the video later.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the flower. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous video showing all the techniques and the card is really stunning, love the wonderful colours too.

Love Sheila xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, blue and white so classy. Will watch
Video later shopping day today. Take care Jess xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card, the blue and white go so well together!
Gail Cx

Lacelady said...

Oooh, late up today, but such a pretty card. I'll have to look at the video later, I need to get dressed etc.! LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I've always got time to watch your videos - they are so informative. A beautiful card. The lattice looks so pretty. Have got the aster dies but after watching the video I will have to buy the matching stamps now! Best wishes

sandie chick said...

I just love the blue that you have used on this card the contrast between the colours are lovely Sandra x

sandie chick said...

I just love the blue that you have used on this card the contrast between the colours are lovely Sandra x

Kate's Cards said...

Bright and cheery!

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and fab video, just love your videos please keep doing them x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, a lovely fresh card this morning with lots of tips and techniques. Thanks as always . Mabex

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful, rich and elegant card, love it as does my credit card I have these dies already!
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card ,I love the blue and white colour scheme. Will be watching video tonight.
ValC xx

Sandybee said...

I love the blue and white combination Sue, always looks so fresh and clean

xx Sandra

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
A beautiful card on a beautiful day and jam packed with techniques galore today. Although i would not normally go for a dark and white card this one is so beautiful today. I could make a start on trying to make it as i have the sea garden embossing folder, nothing else but its a start, eh!
OH what beautiful dies that are being launched at the CHA event. The bellyband die that is being shown is a fantastic idea and we need another 3 different shapes to add to it for the different styles, but you can make the band as long as you need instead of like another brand that have made it one size. Think that die will be a must just for the sake of making our presents and boxes finished off expertly.
Sorry i wasn't in yesterday but was at an appointment the day before and it left me absolutely jiggered that i slept the whole day and still suffering today. Hey ho it can only get better i hope.
Take care everyone and hopefully see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs,
Norah (Glenochil)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Fantastic video, you make it look so easy, will be giving the embossing technique a try. The card is soooo beautiful, love the colour combo, fresh and classy. The flowers and butterfly are scrummy.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card, love the colour.


Heather said...

Love the blue - it's gorgeous. And combined with the stamps and dies - its a winner! Thanks for sharing Sue. Heather x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card and video demonstration. Thanks Sue your videos are greatto watch and learn from.

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card in the blue & white.A winning combination.
Helen Bx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another really pretty card for us today. Sadly I am unable to watch the video just yet but will definitely be catching up a little later. Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Afternoon/morning Sue and Wilsonette friends, what a beautiful card, thank you. I now have a beautiful butterfly die, so will certainly be micro beading 'her' up for extra beauty. My craft store called to say part of my Foundation card order has arrived, so I cant wait to use my dies on my new coconut and milk cards, have ordered at least another 10 shades but may not be so lucky with those as they have a minimum order and maybe left with certain colours on their stock shelf - surely Im not the only addict in the area !!!
Im making it short today, as I dont 'do good' on Thursday's and get very very tearful (Sue also went through what I have quite recently) so rather than bring you all down with me, I will sign off with love.

Lancashire Steph xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely stunning card today Sue, I just love this colour of blue. I am going to make a coffee and watch the video. thanks again for the inspiration. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Have just watched your video and once again you have solved a dilemma for me as I have the lattice die and the one surrounding it and I have been stuck how to use the lattice so many thanks for that. The card is lovely is lovely and very striking. You are brill. Hope you are enjoying the the Californian sunshine and I am waiting for your Saturday show over here, recorder already set.
Have a good day
love Jan x x

jane stillman said...

Love the colour combo, and the flower on top of the ribbon is gorgeous too x

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Pretty, ornate card. Love the colour blue. X

Diane Mortimer said...

Ooh lovely, I particularly like the dies used here, they work together beautifully.

Diane from Glasgow

sheezym said...

I do so love your cards and you make it loo so easy.

Gail said...

Fab card as always and luv the colours xx GailT xx

Ann said...

I like your card but think the flourish at the bottom was not needed. Think you should have just stuck with the bow and daisy! Love the colors you used.

SusanP, Kent said...

Wasn't sure about this at first, but it has grown on me! Lots of dies and stamps to use (most of which I don't have unfortunately). Your video was brilliant as usual and has inspired me to try this colour combination with the dies and stamps that I do have. That should jog my sluggish imagination a bit!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another fantastic video today !! I love today's video, it is packed with tips and techniques that are so helpful. Thank you Sue !! Your card is just superb !! I love the blue and white colour combo. I really love all the elements you have used on the card but there are some that I do not have. I think I have some substitutes though as I think this particular card is a "must try" one. Please keep the videos coming. I am looking forward to seeing you on tv at the CHA show on Sunday.
I hope you are having a good time with your family.
Lots of love to you Sue and all the Willsonettes Love Tres x x x

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful, beautiful card.

Pam said...

Hi Maryann Laursen - saw your blog re cascading hearts embossing folder - have you tried EBAY - they have some listed. Good luck

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a stunner.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nannapat said...

Beautiful shade of blue Sue and a stunning design. Pat x

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful, I am not a fan of Blue but this is really lovely


Haze T said...

What a stunning card Sue.
Blue & white is always a very sophisticated colour combination I think, very clean & classy.

Just going to watch the video now..

Crafty Hugs

Haze xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Another brilliant video and such a beautiful card.
I was thrilled when watching this video because I have some of the dies and what I haven't got I can compromise with what I have, so hopefully my version of your card will work out well (I dream)!!!!
Thank you Sue for your brilliant inspiration.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and great video -as usual clear and easy to follow.
Have a good few days and hope you enjoy !

TOB said...

simply gorgeous, Wedgewood looking card. I love those border dies. hugs xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue and everyone,

Another stunning card today and that's before I've seen the video! Ordered the criss cross die you used yesterday ! It seemed rude no to - as I had the other components with which to make the cards. Lol! Any excuse.

Love blue and white so I am having a good week!

Steph so sorry you not so well today. Trust you feel at least a little better very soon.

Love to all,

Meg said...

Hi Sue.
I love this card.
I watched your tutorial - it's so good to be able to concentrate on what you are doing without tv presenters twittering away all the time.

Margaret O

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful Sue, love those colours.

SHARICA said...

Another fab card .. xx

Trulyblessed said...

Lovely card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like the concept of this card however the colours just seem too rich, maybe its a grower. I like how you've used the lattice.
Donna Jones

Laura O said...

fab card today and I think I have most of these dies,so even better.Laura O

Shazza said...

another gorgeous card Sue, love that blue x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card today's is
The video is so helpful and the way you demonstrate the techniques is easy to follow
I love the dies you have used and continue to be inspired by your creations
Take Care Sue
Theresa x

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, another great card and video. Thanks very much. Kind regards Joanne K x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Steph

I'm really sorry that Thursday's are not good for you, I don't know if I have missed previous bloggs or if it is about the injections that you have or whether it is more personal, but you sound so sad and I just wanted you to know that I (Tina) and all the other lovely ladies, not that I'm saying I'm lovely, well I'm ok. But that we are all thinking of you.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Thank you, thank you for the most informative video and gorgeous card!! You answered so many of my questions on doing the cutting and stenciling together and other parts of the card. It has been written but seeing you do it on the video was just so much more explicit! Of corse you make it look way easier than it will be for me. Loved all the dies you used for the card and making the asters looked so much easier with your steps. Bet the butterfly looks so much better in person too.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, first time I've watched one of your videos, absolutely stunning and easy to follow.

Tracy Stitt said...

Evening all. Whst a beautiful card. Look forward to trying something similar with my other dies xx

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card and can't wait to see the video later on this evening. I shall try and make this one over the weekend if I can. I see that some people post very early. I assume that these people must have to get up for work.

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, wow what a stunner. Will watch video later.
Have a good evening.

Love June

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, beautiful work as always. What do you use for mailing your 3D cards?


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a great card again today, really beautiful!!! Love Sam xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card lots of interesting elements in this one love it!

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I've finally managed to find time to watch today's video. This card is just lovely especially as it uses my favourite flower dies of all time the asters. These flower stamps and dies are just so useful. Love the colour of the card as well. Many thanks and hope you are having a good time.

Beverley W

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, "WOW WOW WOW" This Card is a definite Stunner it shouts Opulence, I really Love The Beautiful Colours you have chosen, so clean looking I have most of the Dies and Stamps. I really Love how you have White Embossed the Aster Flower it just Looks so pretty and Micro Bead the wonderful Butterfly, you must be thrilled with the outcome, The Video was Fantastic as always
Love and hugs from Sam x

Lindsay Martin said...

Great mix of dies used here and the blue and white is a classic combination, hope all is well in Florida xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely calming card.
Alison B. x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, and yes I have enjoyed today's video. The blue is such a lovely colour and the lattice and rectangle combination works so well, thank you, love from Jackie D

Brenda Hanlon said...

Really like the colours in this. Thanks for the video.

Karen said...

Beautiful colours. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us from CHA
Karen xx

Pearl said...

Love this card Sue, blue is one of my favourite colours.

Craftihappiness to you love from Pearl

deniseann said...

Hi Sue A little late in the day but I've only just watched the video.Love it, Love it, Love it.

magpie said...

Hi Sue! As always loving your videos. What an amazing stunning card in blue and white! I love the dies, the aster stamps.....oooo gosh, the list is endless. I'd love everything on today's card! The only thing I do have (thank you for reminding me!) is the sticky back sheet! Curtesy of the C&C members free gift, you only have to pay the postage! Thank you so much for the tips that you give us. Oh, I meant to say Tuesday, my favourite sound of all when I'm doing a card is the sound the card makes when you're taking it out of the die....I just love that "crunching" sound! We all have our fetishes eh? Lol! Thank you Sue for the wonderful videos! Hope you are having a great time at the CHA. Just to say, "good luck everybody" for the Wednesday Card Giveaway! xx Love Karen xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful card with a summery feel to it. Love the idea of being able to use our existing dies to achieve a similar look. Thank you for the inspiration! x

Crafty Nanna said...

Love this card, the blue is so pretty

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, beautiful Blue today very detailed haven't watched video yet just about to go to bed and watch it in peace and quiet, love the butterfly and the aster is one of my favorites to use ,thanks Sue.
Jean D

nzillingworth said...


lynda said...

Hi Sue beautiful card love the blue & white I have just got the delicate aster die & matching stamps I love them I will try to do this card the video was Excellent as usual Sue
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Hi Lancaster Steph I'm sorry your not f.feeling too good today hope you have a better day tomorrow I love reading your post hugs fellow Wilsonettes xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
As always love your Videos it's like crafting with you in my own home
and i can rewind you when i miss something.
The card is a stunner Sue. Love everything about it
Take care
Hazel G x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I have just watched your video, and as usual beautifully filmed. Your card today looks simple and beautiful but when you actually watch all the work that goes into making the card, a non crafter just would not realise how much elbow grease goes into making just the flower, and when you assemble all the elements what a great sense of achievement. The card is lovely. Will definitely do this one

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

sued99 said...

Stunning card. Have just got the rectangle dies and they are so lovely and I'm sure will be used a lot.

Anonymous said...

A really gorgeous card again, Sue. The blue is just a great shade and I can't wait to try a similar card using the elements I already have and adding a few I haven't.

Just off to watch the video and make the card tomorrow!

Love from
Lesley S
Crawley, West Sussex

Sandy H said...

Thanks for the video - you make it look so easy.

moonsea said...

Thank you Sue for the demo of how to emboss while the die is in place. I was petrified of trying this in case I broke the die!!!
I love the pretty blue and white combination - like Dutch china.
Love, Lynne xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you!! for another beautiful video. I can't tell you how much I enjoy them.

Barbara said...

Beautiful colours and such a striking card!

julie laz said...

Love the video sue, thank you so much for doing it, it helps alot to see what you use and do, as not all of us no how to make fabulous cards like this, I do copy some and they are loved by everyone so a big thank you from me crafty hugs Julie x