Friday, 18 April 2014

You Are So Sweet/ Sneak Peek

Good morning crafters!   I thought I would show you a card featuring my Faux Quilled Leaves die set.  They are finally back in stock and on the shows this weekend. This card is flat and uses a technique that I call "inlaid die cuts".  I have done a video using another set of dies on this technique so if you prefer the visual method of learning, then it will be along in the next few weeks sometime.  I started with two pieces of card, one periwinkle blue and the other coconut white.  I stamped my sentiment (from Bold Sentiments from Cr. Exp.) on the lower piece of the white using a black Archival ink pad.  I put a small piece of double sided tape between the two colours and lined up the edges so they were even.  I cut the leaves out three times in a row so that the die went through both pieces of card at the same time.  This is necessary because, once cut, you will carefully take the pieces apart and nip any area that is still attached, then reassemble the card with the top from the blue card and the bottom from the white card.  They should align perfectly back around the die shape.  You then just need to cut three more of the leaves out of the desired colour.  I picked black as I loved the way it just pops out at you.  There are two basic ways you can finish this card from this point.  The easier way is to glue a piece of acetate to the back of the now reassembled background, then you can just put glue on the back of your die cut and carefully slot them back into place.  Or you can tape the dies in place from the back, just catching the edge of the die so the tape doesn't show.  You could also use a sticky adhesive sheet and fill in with glitter the area that is still exposed.  They will all give similar looks, it just depends on how much shine or bling you want to show.  I wanted a simpler look for this card, so I taped the dies back into place (which did take a while to do) but there is no shine from acetate.  I finished the card with a bit of matting and a double white pierced mat layer.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 3/4" in size.


Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Tina have a good day today, love to Cameeli and partner great news.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Lost for words this card is amazing!! love the periwinkle blue and faux quilled leaves.

Tina sorry about your Dad, but make sure you enjoy the day its going to be beautiful!!
Pam, Steph, Nora hope you have a magical weekend!!
My partner is have a well deserved lie in but my mind is just fluttering around with all kinds of things and guess what!! at few butterflies.
Just had a look on you tube our very own library (Wonder of Wilson Collection

Have a wonderful Good Friday!!
will be watching later.
Cameeli xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
This card is beautiful simple but beautiful thanks for sharing can not wait to see you back on tv tomorrow iam going to buy some of your dies and blow my wages this month have a great Easter Friday and cameeli great news thanks Tracy w x

kitty davies said...

Good Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a very pretty card. I havegot the tv set to record all your shows.
To all the Wilsonettes, have a good good Friday, enjoy your buns,very best wishes to you all.Kitty

Heather Rogers said...

A vary good morning to you Sue. I hope you are chipper this morning. This is an ingenious technique and it looks stunning. You are right the card pops with the black. I look forward to the video.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely clean and simple card. A good example of "less is more." very cool technique. Will be trying this one. Love the blue too. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs all.

Vick said...

Oh I truly love this technique Sue I must try it. Hugs & Happy Easter xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this card - quite contemporary looking but such a clean look - really really love those leaves - not sure if the leaves or the bows will sell out first but think they will both be v. popular on your shows tomorrow - cant wait. Going to do some gardening today whilst the dry sunny weather is here - Happy Good Friday all
Clare W

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue and a happy good friday to all. Sue this card is amazing I love how you have done it. I have these dies so I will be having ago at this. Looking forward to sundays show. Take care xxx

Debs A

heather harrison said...

Good morning Sue. A really lovely card. I got my leaves this week so will be trying this. Have set record as im working all weekend but have bows as well so if they sell out which they most definitely will I can try the ideas. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a nice weekend. Happy Easter to everyone. Hugs Heather.x

Crisco said...

Beautiful card. I just love this technique.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue and a Happy Easter.
What a fantastic technique and one that I shall definitely be having a go at. (How many times I will pull my hair out is anybody's guess but try I will).
To all who have special events this coming week-end have a wonderful time and most of all enjoy the day with your families and friends.
These are very special times.
Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and I think I know what you mean - just not sure about the shape of the initial two cards (white/periwinkle) used. So......... will wait for the video.
I have used the cut-out and reinsert technique many times but never across two different pieces of card, really appeals to me.
The leaves are beautiful, I'm so glad I have them. They have a very modern but elegant look to them.
Have a Good Easter everyone, with temperatures a bit warmer than yesterday and no cold wind!
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous and I actually own this die I tracked it down at a local craft shop after failing to buy it at Ally Pally. I will have a go at this technique but I might need to wait for the video. Have a great day everyone. Love Jackie

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card ~ I love this technique and I'm looking forward to your video showing it. Hugs,
Maggie x

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Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card : ) This is a wonderful technique, I love the gorgeous card that you end up with, and using periwinkle, a favourite of mine :)
A big hug for Pam, Cameeli and your partner, great news : ) Tina, have a great day : ) Only 1 sleep to go now. Take care.

Rosie said...

What a brilliant idea for using the Faux Quilled Leaves dies - which I love. Hope I can achieve something similar.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What an amazing card, I love this technique,the dies are on my list, which seems to get longer every day lol. Happy Easter everyone.
Love Jan x x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful cas. Maybe just a hint of black glitter or shimmer would make
a nice extra to the card - and without adding anything to break the cas look.


Anne Crawford said...

This card is gorgeous and looks deceptively simple, I have the quilted leaves die but methinks I'll wait for the video before trying this one!
Good news Cameeli, have a fantastic day Tina,and Norah and Steph I I hope your pain eases,hope all WOWs have a wonderful (Sue & chocolate filled ) weekend! Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue for sharing this beautiful card. Love the colours and elegant design. Must try this one. Thank you for the tips on lining it up. Looking forward to the video.
Happy Easter.

Anonymous said...

Interesting technique, Sue, I have these dies and love them - used all the time. Looking forward to your shows as for sure we'll get lots more inspiration.
Hope your day keeps sunny, Tina!

'P' in Wales

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Fantastic news Carmeeli, it must be such a relief for you both. Tina, I hope you have a wonderful day today. Norah, Rory sounds like a super little boy and I agree that you should write a book - you have the knack of relating incidents in a humerous way and I'm sure that many other parents of autistic children would enjoy reading and knowing that they're not alone.
I'm not sure about this card - I like the "simplicity" of it but I will have to wait for the video as I'm not sure it's something I can do. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.
Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Like the leaf dies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an interesting technique! Very effective.
Looking forward to tomorrow's shows.
Veronique L

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card! Love how you come up with all these different techniques for the dies. I will have to give this one a try. Hope you all have a Good Friday. Love Jean x

PharmacyMichele said...

Love the card but I need to see the video I think! Will be setting Sky to record your programmes-can't wait.


doreenj said...

Another good idea!! Will give that a go!!

Happy Easter to all;

Doreen x

nuttinanni said...

lovely card hugs Cheryl xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, I have never tried this technique but will be giving it try, love periwinkle it is one of my favourite colours, it always looks so clean and fresh.
Best wishes to you and everyone, hope you enjoy your Easter weekend, love Brenda xxx

Diane said...

What a stunning card Sue well worth the fiddle. Hmmm Jackie I may have to borrow the die or do I risk going to the craft shop? ??? Mind you with you on C&C this weekend Sue that might be expensive anyway lol. Enjoy the sunshine today. Love Diane G xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Love this elegant card!
Looking forward to your shows,

Nanny Jo said...

I'm sure that technique wasn't just as easy as you made it look, Sue! It's a lovely, simple card, and the black leaves really set it off. Looking forward to your shows... Jo xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card and perfect for posting. Looking forwards to your shows xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a card you have made today love how you used the dies gosh its given me a flow of ideas thanks .. hugs to all who needs one .. sarah xx

foxyg said...

Brilliant technique Sue. Card is lovely.

Christine Harrop said...

Very elegant card Sue. Another one which could be used easily for the male of the species.

On a different note - why have people started using your comments section like their own personal Facebook page and leaving messages for their friends? As well as being irritating to everybody else I think it is quite rude to you as the blog owner!

Happy Easter - now that my rant is over! Sorry. Christine xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Once again another "stunning" creation, loving the colour combination.
I like this technique, I have done it on single thickness but not on double, must have a go.
Have a wonderful Easter Weekend

Patricia xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant simple card so fresh and crisp looking really like this one.
Have a lovely Easter Weekend everyone.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Alice G said...

Hi Sue, your leaf dies are beautiful and the card is adorable. Looking 4ward to your shows.

Hugs Alice xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A brilliant card and so clean and fresh. Might need the video first before I can do it.

Love Rosemarie xx

Wendy Jackson said...

Beautiful card Sue so simple and elegant....I am going to have to try this. Have a lovely Easter... Big hugs x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card it's so clever I will have to wait for the video cannot get my brain around it i need visual. My brain is getting old ah ah .love to all have a happy Easter Jean Z xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Its simples but effective. Cant wait 4 tomorrow.

Joan D said...

What a clever use of these fab took me a while to work it out before I read the blog,but I just love the effect as the leaves really pop out.have a great weekend xxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

As usual a beautiful card here Sue, and sooo beautiful colors too.
Hope you´re having a great Easter with your family now. Please enjoy some time of now.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful card, very elegant and I think suitable for a man's card. I will have to get my head round the technique and have a go.
Easter blessings.

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and to everyone. Such a different look to your creation today. The Faux Quilled leaves cut beautifully, and colour combination is fabulous as always!
Looking forward to your shows.
Sending sunshine, happiness and good health to you all. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, love it!!
Ordered my leaves at Joanna Sheens and they are on their way
Carol x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, I will be watching for the video on this technique, as I can't quite understand how you have done it !! It is a 'senior' thing, Sue, sorry haha.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Gail said...

Good morning on this lovely sunny Good Friday, happy Easter everyone,
Now this is my sort of card can't quite get my head around how to do, will have to have some practice.
Family here today, so crafting tomorrow.
Gail C x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another stunning card with which to start our day and I'm loving the colours you have used. I too am a great fan of CAS and have to agree with earlier comments that the technique used is so clever. I think I may just give this a try. Thank you for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. Happy Easter.
Margaret A.

marg said...

Hello Sue
You must be busy getting ready for C/Craft such an energetic lady keeping this blog going every day as well!
Today's card is lovely and the Periwinkle is such a beautiful colour!
Easter Friday was a day for planting potatoes something to do with the Full Moon when I was a kid, and not eating meat, no washing on the line etc times change!
Have a good day
Take care
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great technique. Happy Easter

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card to go with a beautiful day, at last, Lancashire is bathed in sun. Bet the Eldridge house is humming today, Tina, have a wonderful day and congrats on your daughters wedding day, so special.
Your tutorial is superb, but my brain wont take it in ! So I shall look forward to watching your video. Its such a beautiful, simple looking card, simple as in plain and outstanding, not simple as in me lol !
Like all our family here Im so looking forward to your shows and will record as well as watch - presenter allowing ! I bet you are counting down the days till you board your flight to Florida, oh how I love that place, not long now Sue till Monday, hope someone is helping you organise your time so you have a stress free transition from work to play !
Sending love to all our family, even those that arnt so 'happy' this morning ! Great news Cam xx
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card as usual ,
Have already set the Video on record
have a lovely Good Friday
Elaine H X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the simplicity of this card.I have already ordered the floral and leaf die set on C&C.really looking forward to the shows.
Marion H

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning card, very effective design, I think I will need the video as a guide. Hopefully will be able to catch the shows. Enjoy the weekend everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card colours are great. Looking forward to tomorrow will be watching your shows and hope to buy theses leaves and maybe some other dies if they don't sell out too quickly. Hope everyone has a great Easter Weekend. Hugs to Pam,Steph and Cameeli and all who need one today. Sophy n Gran

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card colours are great. Looking forward to tomorrow will be watching your shows and hope to buy theses leaves and maybe some other dies if they don't sell out too quickly. Hope everyone has a great Easter Weekend. Hugs to Pam,Steph and Cameeli and all who need one today. Sophy n Gran

Alison Couchman said...

I just LOVE this technique!! Such a clever idea and it looks fantastic. I don't have these dies but my head is running through what I do have and thinking about what might work instead. It looks difficult to do and I'm better with videos but I'm so excited by this I might just have to try it anyway. I keep trying to find ideas for cards that are flat for posting and this is superb - if . . if, I can pull it off.
Have a good long weekend everyone.

Victoria said...

Another clever technique! How clever you are Sue. What a brilliant effect. Looking forward to your shows as usual.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it looks easy but we know the truth to me it won't be easy have to wait for the show thank you love June xxxx

gwen70 said...

Hi sue beautiful card today, so looking forward to your shows. Have a lovely Easter

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I have the quilled leaves die (after weeks of searching) and haven't stopped using them. I think I will have to watch the video though because not very good at following written instructions like Patricia said it's a senior thing lol. I love the card it's simple and clean looking. It's going to be a fabulous weekend full of Sue and chocolate.
Hugs x
Heather T

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ...happy crafting ..x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I got the quilled leaves when they first came out and have used them a lot. Might have to wait for the video to see how its done. Great technique to produce a beautiful card. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Have a great Easter weekend.
Denise X

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and all,
such a lovely card and the colors are nice too. Can't wait for tomorrow's show.Hope you and everyone have a nice Easter. Susi x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Classy and elegant card, love the technique you have used, read the instructions 2 or 3 times but still not sure how you did it, will have to wait for the video.
Have a good day.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card so simple
and elegant.
Happy Easter to everyone.
Nancyd xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great card! I love the Faux Quilled Leaves die set and this great technique!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card! Very simple but effective. Love Michelle S xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Super card, stunning in its simplicity. Have done this as a single layer using glitter.
Well said Christine. Most days I get a blister on my scroll finger lol! I too feel for Sue at times.
Have a great Easter.
Ang x

Rachel Taylor said...

I really like this ,i must get the leaves die .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful and simple looking card,even if it isn't simple to do.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really like this card and the faux quilled leaves were the first ones I bought from your collection when they were launched. I knew that they would be popular and how right was I ?! Might have a play with this later on this afternoon after I've made my Easter cards (only 2 thankfully) which I forgot about! Great news Cameeli, Tina have a fabulous day & hope your dad is getting better, Norah, Steph, Lindsay hope you are getting there & wishing everyone a very happy Easter . Looking forward to the shows tomorrow. Love Alison xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is such a pretty card: i got these dies at Ally Pally and love them. I have already been having a sneaky look at the items on your show and am really looking forward to it! Happy Good Friday to you and everyone, Carole Z X

karenlotty said...

Great card Great technique I think I understand but look forward to seeing video I've already ordered the bows! The leaves & blooms are next I hav to agree a bit with Christine Harrop there are a lot of "essays" just lately

Jan.moogie said...

Now this I have got to try Sue, wow what a stunner. xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Yet another Beautiful Stunning Card, I so Love The Faux Quilled Leaves, I really Love the Periwinkle Card you have used, it's such a pretty colour.
I really enjoy it when you share all your Fantastic Tips and Techniques with us like you have today, I haven't got this Die, but it's something to try now it's back in stock.
I'm so looking forward to the shows on Saturday and Sunday on Create and Craft I do hope we get to see as many Demo's as possible.
Take Care Sue Have a Great Weekend.
Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes have a great Easter.
Hugs from Sam

Sonia Jones said...

I really like this card and I'm going to try it later. Have a great Good Friday hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - how do you keep coming up with these brilliant ideas? This is so different and very striking and I look forward to watching a video of how to do it. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows - have a lovely Good Friday. Best wishes

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, Plain simple and stunning.
I can't wait for your shows this weekend I am going to set tv later to record all the shows.
Hope everyone has a happy Easter, I will be spending mine crafting I hope.
Hugs to all love from Michelle xxxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Such an elegant card I just love those leaves, so pleased the dies are made to last or mine would be about to wear out! The colours are so lovely that you have chosen too.
Really looking forward to your shows, hope all goes well and you have fun.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue. What a gorgeous simple looking but skilled card today, great to post too as it isn't so embellished. Tina I do hope all goes well today for your daughter and that your dad is not feeling too uncomfortable, Pam big hugs your doing so well, Cameeli such fantastic news about your partner, Lynne, your babies are so funny, Tandy, magpie (Karen) Steph and Norah thanks for he wishes, still painful, and no foals, take care, and looking forward to tomorrow's shows and those on Sunday. Xxx

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Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

What a simple looking stunning card. Will have to wait for the video though as my mind is being stupid this morning trying to follow your instructions.

Best Wishes Tina.

Have a lovely lazy day everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

englishrose897 said...

Great card

Julie Kay said...

Well Sue I have gone and done it. I have just purchased the flowers, bows and quilled leaves. Well it is Easter so that is my Easter Egg to me ! Really looking forward to tomorrow on C&C although it is in record as i am flying to Sunny Spain. happy Easter Sue Crafty Regards. Julie Kay (of Apperley Bridge) xxx

Gail said...

Beautifully simple card - luv it xx have a fab Easter weekend xx GailT xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Can't wait for the video for this one. I might try reading the instructions again and have a go first. Might need to read it two or three times to get my head round them. Love the colours you have used and the black certainly make the card pop. Good news Cameeli. Easter greeting to everyone, especially Lancs Steph, norah and Pam.

Shirley Terretta said...

Christine Harrop - so sorry you feel like that about this blog.

SUE - what do you think? Are we being rude to you as its your blog?? Personally I never thought about it that way, just how lovely it is to keep in touch with "friends".

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. WOW, I just love this card. I think I may need to wait for the video as I am a visual person. Have a good weekend. SueL

Lynne Mills said...

Christine, I apologise to you and of course Sue for leaving comments to other "Wilsonettes" and doses of life with my poochies. I have no wish to offend or irritate anyone on this blog, especially Sue as the blog owner whom I have the utmost respect for. Lynne m

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
I really like this card Sue as it is a very different WOW. What a great technique, so simple in many ways yet very striking and with the right words would make a lovely condolence card, or would be great for the men in our lives that are so hard to make a card for. Thank you Sue for a wonderful new technique that i think a lot of us will find useful.
Tina, have a fabulous day as a MOB, enjoy your princess' day. I know you are going to be thinking of your dad in the hospital, but i think the nurses will be keeping him busy by the sounds of it and remember the hankies. I truly hope that the sun is shining bright for a beautiful bride and her equally beautiful mum.
Oh Lynne, your fur babies sound hysterical, how can you say no to them when they are trying their hardest (notice i an not saying what they are trying their hardest at). Having a pet/baby of any kind is supposed to be destressing you know? I notice it didn't take the wee one twice to put the pleading eyes on or remember the hammock. I have a daft chocolate lab that never learned to bark. When any of Rory's carers come in, you couldn't get a piece of tissue paper between her and them, never mind anything else. She just looks up with those sad eyes as if to say "are you going to clap me, nobody else will" and the eyes that say i am starved to death until you look at her tummy. She is going to fall out with me this weekend because she is going to have a.....B A T H, but she has learned how to spell so it will be catch her first.
My Rory couldn't speak until he was 3 and it came slowly but he did learn to tell his nursery teachers "you smell nice" so he found the chat up lines for women very early on. As i say he is slowly getting spacial awareness as he didn't know how to keep from someone else's space. He used to touch everybody's face as he has a fascination for smooth things. Some people would get a fright, others were just downright horrible and said about getting that creep away from them. This is when you have to educate some people in Autism in the sheer hope that they wont be so cruel again. But mines is just a wee cutie as he never goes away without giving me a cuddle, kiss and a love you. I wouldn't have him any other way as i am so very lucky to have such a lovely lad.
Hope that the sun is shining bright on everyone where ever you might be today. Have a lovely Easter weekend and if like me you can't get out to roll your eggs down the hill, use the stairs if you have them.
Love and crafty hugs from a gorgeous day at Glenochil and my hills,
Norah x

Desiree P said...

Hi Sue,
Can't wait to see you demo your dies on TV tomorrow at last!
Have to agree with Christine that there are some very long comments on here now that have nothing to do with craft. Whilst it's lovely that so many people have made friends, I think that someone should start up a Wilsonettes facebook page for those that want some conversation.x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the implicitly of this card and will definitely give this technique a try, periwinkle card is my new best friend!!!
Happy Easter everyone
Best wishes, Pat

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Lovely cards today and yesterday - sorry didn't get chance to comment yesterday and everyday, but always pop by to have a look and am loving all your lovely creations :-) Looking forward to your shows on C&C this weekend. Happy Good Friday and hugs xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.
Enjoy today Tina.
Really pleased for you and your partner Cameeli..way to go!! Norah, have just read your blog from yesterday. your Rory sounds a great guy and especially sticking up for himself as its not easy.
Lynne, I'm not an animal lover but the antics your fur babies get up to have me in hysterics! xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card sue and a lovely technique. I'll be recording your shows so that I can watch them over again. Have a lovely Easter everybody. Pat x

TOB said...

Hi Sue, this is a great technique, have done this with one colour paper but not two, this is so effective. Have a wonderful Easter everyone. Hugs Theresa xx

iReneM said...

My word! so very CAS this morning, Sue :)
A very interesting technique and I look forward to your video tut.

Although your instructions are good to follow it will be great to SEE you demo this.

Happy Easter everyone

Pam said...

I just want to say about the "blog family" remarks that a little more charity wouldnt hurt. There are some people on the blog including myself lately that have had various traumas to deal with and the support given has been of a real help. If I dont want to read all of the comments then I dont but I wouldnt begrudge anyone writing them.

hazel young said...

Lovely card sue xx hazel

Jane said...

Very effective liking the different look.

Jane xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks so much for a truly lovely card! Waiting for those leaves to arrive so will definitely have a go!
Christine Harrop - sorry you have been upset.
Love to all.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I think we need some guidance from you here!
This blog is like a lifeline for some - but none of us would wish to upset you! We think too highly of you to do that!
Kind regards and crafty hugs,

Joanne K said...

Good morning Sue, love the simplicity of this card. Hope you have a wonderful Easter even though you are going to be busy. Have fun! Kind regards Joanne K x

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jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, and such a clever technique. Will be watching the shows xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love the technique and the black really makes those leaves pop.

Have a lovely Easter.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful. Looks simple and elegant, but not quick and simple to make. Thank you for another new technique.

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue. What an effective card !!. It's probably one of the plainest I've seen of yours but in my opinion an understated elegance. I really need this die lol. (Another on my wish list). Enjoy ur day. Lots of love, Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely brilliant. What a fantastic way to use these beautiful dies. Never would have thought to do this in a million years. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful

Vie x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card, and soooo different, love it, i am deffinately going to try it, thanks for sharing, you are a bottomless pit of craftyness.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jean flowers said...

Love the card and especially the colours thank you for sharing.

Helen Barker said...

Lovely card-great technique which I use quite a bit in my cards.Have never lined up different colour bases like this though so will give it a try.Have a Happy Easter everyone.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fab technique to use different coloured card and inlay the die back in - love.
Beverley W

Jill Liddle said...

Simple and sweet.

terrie said...

Such a lovely and wonderful card.
Well done Sue

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card today, the leaves look gorgeous, will be giving this technique a try but might wait for the video. This die was amongst the first I bought and I use it lots.
Christine sorry you feel this way.
Sue I agree with Myra we need some guidance on this.
Tina have a wonderful day.
Well said Pam, love and hugs to you.
Norah, Step, Lynne m and Tres hope the pain eases.
Happy Easter everyone, take care.
Hugs June xxx

CraftyJo said...

Some great tips about doing this sort of card, thanks Sue.

SusanP, Kent said...

The leaves look absolutely stunning on their own. Simple and stylish - whatever you would want it to be for any occasion.
Happy Easter.

Lacelady said...

Love the card, and the technique, I don't know how you come up with such different ideas. Also love it as I have the die you used. It looks like Pink and Lavender on my screen, but no matter. Looking forward to tomorrow too.

nzillingworth said...


Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This is the die I am waiting to buy, and when I do will give this a try.
I have been baking this morning and made some Easter biscuits for the Grandchildren in the shape of chicks, bunnies and eggs and some buns and a cake.
The sun keeps popping in and out while I am trying to get my washing done.
Hope everyone has a lovely Easter weekend.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue - so versatile and could be used for so many occasions! Thank you, Susan x

Heike said...

What a brilliant idea! I really need to try this.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, Beautifully creative and effective card today. Clean crisp and simple elegance. Really looking forward to your shows tomorrow. To Sue and the Wilsonettes, hope the sun is shining where you are and enjoy it!. Karen xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes a very elegant card so effective love the faux leave the colour combo thank you for the inspection Sue will have to read instuctions a few times to get the technique correct lol. Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx
Pam well said love & hugs to you,Steph,Norah
Lynne M & ( fur babies ) Camille & all who need a hug xx

Christine sorry you feel that way
We are a caring bunch of Wilsonettes & to give some comfort to to those who are going through hard & sad times there is no harm in it. We wouldn't upset or offend Sue for the world we love & respect her too much,she gives us so much with this blog.IAgree with Myra Sue we need some guidance love Lynda xx

lynda said...

Sorry forgot to Wish you all a happy Easter & looking forward to your TV shows Sue love Lynda Brock xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Another card with my favorite colour. Your periwinkle card is beautiful as is the card
Struggling to get inspiration at min as I have a card to make for a friends birthday and I have promised her a hand made sue Wilson lookalike creation
No pressure then. Lol.
You take care Sue
Love Theresa x

Janice K said...

I love the effect this technique gives and look forward to the video of it to fully grasp how to have a go myself (I'm one of those visual learners!!). A great design for posting and also for those male cards. x

johanna said...

brilliant card technique will certainly have a go when you do the instructions on your blog, from a new wilsonette

Anonymous said...


Some time ago I actually asked Sue how she felt about the blog being somewhat hijacked from its original purpose as it seemed to be getting a bit out of hand - her answer was that she didn't mind what anybody wrote as long as there were no mean comments.
She said she liked the 'family' feel and that women do often need support from each other. Hope I've quoted you more or less correctly from memory, Sue.
It's probably too complicated to have both a straight blog and a chatty blog, so perhaps everyone could be sensible about what they write and what they choose to read.
Certainly a lot of comfort has been given to several people in need of a little TLC lately.

'P' in Wales

Kate's Cards said...

What a lovely clean card.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, Im with the majority and will wait for the video to watch this technique.
As for the other matter, there are an awful lot of personal messages being left. I don't mind anyone giving support to someone in need but it is getting a bit over the top and I can see a little group forming which does make you feel like an outsider and you don't belong. Just my opinion!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card.Will be recording all the shows this weekend.Have a great Easter.

yvonne masterman said...

Lovely card Sue, like they say less is more. Its very elegant.
Hope everyone is having a great Easter, for those who is suffering from anything huge hugs for you. Yvonne xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. How I love this card. I shall look forward to the video but I really need these dies. Wishing you a Happy Easter and a great show tomorrow. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Lesley Griffiths said...

Well this is a different technique, I'll need to see the video for this one me thinks. I hope the shows go well this weekend, then you can go and give your mum a hug for her birthday. Have a well earned rest while you are there.

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Stunning technique today - love the effect.
The periwinkle is a beautiful colour.
Totally amazing..
Amanda x

Tracy Stitt said...

Oh sue what an amazing card. So simple looking but stunning all the same. Have got ur shows set to record so I can take all ur instructions and demos in just in case I miss anything lol. Getting excited an I bet u are too!!! Good luck. Although I'm sure u won't need it ur dies are superb to work with xx

craftycarol said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
I love this card its so simple its Beautiful.
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Happy not to blog any more I would hate to upset anyone.
leaving any more messages.
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Please Cameeli, dont stop blogging, I will miss you so. Dont let a few spoil it for the majority. Barbara, all are welcome into our blog family, we would never exclude anyone. What on earth is happening here.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, following you I have used this technique before but as with others on here, only on a single colour. I shall definitely have to give the bi-colour a go although I'm not saying how it may turn out LOL.

I will be watching as many shows tomorrow as possible (craft class in the morning) but they are all on record so I won't miss a thing.

Happy Easter everyone.

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Love the card Sue and the colours and those leaves.....just beautiful x Can't wait for tomorrow! I think I'll leave it until the video too Sue as it will sink in the brain matter better!! About some of the comments that have been made, sorry if I've upset you too. Like everyone else I just wanted to comfort those who were going through a very traumatic time in their lives. I think we've all been there at one time or another. Anybody who doesn't want to read them doesn't have to. It comes down to choice. Like all our Wilsonettes I have the deepest respect for Sue and wouldn't want to do anything to upset her or divide this wonderful blog. Sending warm Easter wishes to our Wilsonettes. Lots of love and hugs to everyone who is hurting and need some comfort xx Love Karen xx

lynda said...

Camille as Pam said please don't stop blogging we will miss you so much, Sue wouldn't want you to stop this is still the best blog & I think she would be so upset if some of her Wilsonettes stopped blogging .
Love Lynda Brock xx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a sweet card :)

yorkielass said...

Same here Camilee, sorry Sue I will not be commenting in the future, I will still follow and pin, would hate to irritate people. To the rest of the blog family, I will miss you, you know who you are. Take care Lynne M and fur babies.
Hugs June xxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
A truly wonderful card, will enjoy working along with you on the video. Looking forward to the weekend shows, have fun. Happy Easter to all Wilsonettes
Vanessa x

Theresa Pace said...

this is such a cool card. looks simple but involves much work. ace xx

sued99 said...

Lovely card.

Helen Jones said...

Another great card sue can't wait to see the card's to come over the weekend.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card, great technique ( think I have it but will wait for video as I cracked my first set of plates putting too many layers of card through before :-( ).
I personally love to read peoples stories, I sit and cry with sadness or happiness at them all. I feel if Sue is happy to allow it we have the choice to read them or not....comment box always comes up on my screen first giving me the choice to scroll or not.
Donna Jones

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, like Cameeli and Yorkielass I will not blog comments and fur babies daily life any more. I hate to feel that what I have written has irritated everyone. To all of Sue's bloggers my apologies. Lol to all lynne m x x
Yorkielass bless you x x

Richard Dalton said...

Love this effect! Superb die! X

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I don't know about anyone else but I feel really saddened by what has gone on here today. I can't quite believe it.
So very sorry Sue that you have this stress just before your busy weekend! Take care and get a good night's rest . Love To Sue and all Wilsonettes. Myra

Hazel said...

Sue beautiful card, love that leaf die, I feel a purchase being made of that one.
Hazel xx

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the card today and it shows off the leaves beautifully, just magic!

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

gwyn said...

This card is "so sweet" Sue, love it. Will be watching as many shows as i can tomorrow.
Gwyn xx

carol edwards said...

Happy Easter Sue and and everyone hope you all enjoy your weekend. This card is lovely and different to your normal cards. Looking forward to your shows x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, well I have watched one video after another lol there's loads, wow so glad you put it on your blog, as I wouldn't have found them so thanks sue,
One more sleep and Sue's on TV lol
I want all your dies, how do I choose between them lol
c&c are gonna be on melt down lol
Crafty hugs Julie xxxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love today's card looks quite simple but I think could be quite tricky , as many others I will wait for the video tutorial before I give it a try.
Really looking forward to the weekend shows hope you enjoy them as much as all your wilsonettes will .

Jean D xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Great card and love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

samantha wade said...

O good, I do love it when you use the dies I have, these leaves are so good, great card will make something similar , looking forward to your shows,xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
fabulous card what a great technique, looking forward to your shows today.
crafty hugs Helen xxx

Sandy H said...

Loving the leaves on this card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Love this card its bright, clean and elegant right up my street. Will have to give this ago. Hope you have a great weekend on c&c and you get to show us crafters all your samples because i am sure there will be a loads of them. Take care sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue. I love the blue such a pretty colour. Wow this is a fabulous new technique for me to try I really like it. The effect is stunning
Debra x

Anonymous said...

Does Sue really need this childish playground behaviour ? All she does for us, ALL the hour's she spends helping us, and this is what she gets in return !
Im disgusted and ashamed.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, already ordered 2 sets. One last night and one today. Love this card, it's beautiful, love your demos. Hugs Theresa x

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Meg said...

I love the card Sue and these are the leaf dies I already have. I've just crossed four things off my wants list that I have got but wil end up adding more I know.

Margaret O

fairysparkle said...

Love your cards so beautiful but then all your creations are .Also watched you today selling your wares which are all stunning and I'm going to buy all of them .I must say its a pleasure watching you ,you are always so sweet ,as a viewer its hard watching guests who are shall we say sharp with the presenter .I don't like it so when I see its sue I watch and record all your shows .Keep up,the good work your dies are stunning .X

Blue Rose said...

Hi Sue,

What a great technique, I can't wait to see the video. I love the colors used. Very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hope you can see just how your nasty comment has effected people and Sue ? If you cant say anything pleasant then dont click the send button. There is no room here for negative uncaring people