Saturday, 12 July 2014

French Collection (Background and Corner, Border & Tag)

Good morning all!  Today's posts are all about the French Collection, wait til you see these beauties!  First up today is the French Collection border which comes in a set with the corner and tag as well.  The French background is also on offer as a die set to win if you leave a comment on this post.  Check back at noon for the second post today, you won't want to miss it!

Since it is Saturday, I also want to announce the winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway.  The winner is:

Eileen Elder!!!

Congratulations! Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  All for now, Sue x



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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue,
I am in crafting heaven, these are just so beautiful. how do you improve on already perfect??!! Loving the French border.
Congratulations Eileen!!

I have a cunning plan to spend more time crafting whilst being at work!! I have been toying with the idea of a crafting enrichment programme for some of our students starting in September. As be part of a small team providing crafting activities for one afternoon a week. The pilot will be for 1 hour to see how it is received by the students. Off now to sort goodies from my stash to donate the Crafternoon Club and make room for my new collection of dies etc LOL!!
Its a grey start but I hope the sun peeks out later to brighten everyone's day.
Cameeli xxx

Pam, how you and Robbie doing? hugs to you xx

Vick said...

Oh WOW what a stunning card and that border is so effective, have a good weekend Sue, hugs Vick xx
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Pam said...

Hello Sue, wonderful card and dies, love the new collection. Hope you and Julia have a great time in Scotland, Norah and everyone attending too.Congrats to Eileen
Gail hope yesterday went as well as expected, thinking of you and your family.
Joanna Sheen has the dies in stock and good prices too.
Love to all my Wilsonette family.
Pam Hartlepool

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I was looking at the French collection on JS website last night and they are even more gorgeous when you see them "made up". Love the entire new collection - just can't decide which to go for first.
Congratulations to Eileen on being the Weds winner.
Have a lovely weekend. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Very oo la la. Loved the Austrian but think I'm going to prefer the French. The only problem is which to order first!
You have been a very busy bee, thank you.
Magizzy xx

Rosie said...

Justt love this set. the border, corner and tag set is outstanding.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Oh my these are beautiful. The card is stunning and the colours really nice. What a privilege to win one of these. Thanks Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning this card is just beautiful so elegant. OOOH think I have another favourite favourite.

Enjoy your Scottish trip and have a fabulous demo day.

Congrats to Eileen

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Omg my bank balance is going to go into overdrive theses new dies are stunning this card is stunning to thank you Tracy w x congratulation to Eileen

Anonymous said...

Another beautifully intricate die set Sue I can see my wish list getting longer each day with this new collection. The card is beautiful what's the background embossing I don't recognise it ? Anne xXx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. These are so beautiful, you have done it again, another fabulous collection. Love the card, it is so pretty. Enjoy today :)
Sending daily hugs to Pam and Robbie.
Norah, I hope your hills are clear and sunny.
Gail, you are in my thoughts.
Sending hugs to Sue, my special friends and all those in need. Take care.

Mrs B said...

Forgot to say Congratulations to Eileen : ) x

Anonymous said...

Stunning absolutely stunning. Loving the french collection its a must have it really is. Looking forward to the next card. Enjoy your day everyone. Congratulations Eileen. CaroleH

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
WOW so beautiful, so delicate and a very pretty card. Have a good weekend all. Congrats to Eileen. Take care and thank you Sue you are so talened. Kitty

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love them all so far. Will have trouble in deciding which I can afford.

Cynthia Newborough said...

Beautiful! The background reminds me of an elaborate spider's web and the others look like dragonfly wings. Love them :0) xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely dies, I can already see how I'm going to use them.

Carole T said...

Yet another beautiful collection Sue. Love the colours too. Got to be on my list of must haves. Carole

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Your dies are amazing you are a very talented lady. I hope the workshops and demos go well today. Congratulations to the winner of the card. Love Jackie

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, The French Collection is Just "Stunning" I'm in Awe of
"The Background, Border, and Tag Collection"
it's Truly Exquisite So Detailed, You Must be so thrilled when you first saw the original's and to think, you alone Designed them, I can't think how you felt!!
when you first used The Dies, You must be
"Extremely Proud"
The Beautiful Card that is with this Collection is Just Stunning, I Love The Coconut White and The Fabulous Soft Blue, and it also looks amazing because you've used "The Awesome Iced Snow" which is always Spectacular on a Card. I So Love The French Collection but I Love all The New Collections, I Love today's Card, "Sue Thank You" So Very Much For Sharing I'm so looking forward to the lunch time slot, Have a great day with Julia and The Lucky Ladies.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Congratulation to the Wednesday Gift Card Winner.
Hugs to All

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning collection, I am loving them all they are cheering me up as stuck in bed I only have my phone and tv for company so once my back gets better I can try and list the dies in order for buying unless I win the lottery before.
Congratulations to Eileen on winning the card.
Love and big hugs to all Wilsonettes
I will be back later to see what is next.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue hope the sun is shining on you and Julia im bonnie scotland I love it there haven't been for many years though. My first dies are winging there way to me via JS. It was a toss up between these and the ones I bought, I think they may just be the next ones I purchase they are beautiful. Have I spotted a new embossing folder? Until later Edwina

nannapat said...

Another beautiful set, I love the background die. Congrats to Eileen. Pat xx

nannapat said...

Another beautiful set, I love the background die. Congrats to Eileen. Pat xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Wow!, the card is stunning. I love everything about it! And is that a new embossing folder as well with the bows and lines? The dies are beautiful - which to choose?
Best wishes
Anne O

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow this is another stunning card. I think this is my favourite collection. I when on to JS web site yesterday to see if she had your new dies in and there they all were and how stunning they all are you should be very proud of yourself as i think these dies are going to be a bigger winner than your last collection. Congrats to eileen on winning your beautiful creation. Have a great weekend crafting and meeting your many friends.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Speechless. So delicate, you are so clever.
Love Jan x x

Clai01 said...

Oui Oui as they say!
That is simply gorgeous, love it Sue, it's so pretty and chic. x

Linda28 said...

Morning all, another lovely day and yet another stunning card. How can they keep getting better? Have to see them all before I make a decision! Congratulation to the winner. Enjoy your week end everyone. Linda.

Anonymous said...

They just get better and better, Sue, such a gorgeous new collection! my wishlist is getting longer every day - just have to find the room for all my purchases....Love to all, Judy M

Marion Bull said...

What a beautiful die and also the card of course. You have excelled yourself again Sue, you are an inspiration. I did order one of yesterday's dies but now I will just have to wait and see what is coming over the next few days! Congratulations Eileen!
Marion B xx

Joan D said...

Wow, Sue! What little beauties these are. Stunning sample,and I must put these on my want list.xx

Micky French said...

Love the card Sue.
I love this background die and I think it will be the first one I order.
Congratulations Eileen
Have a great weekend
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Angela Wade said...

Wow!! Sue, Good morning.
I love this stunning card!!! These Fabulous French Dies are to die for !!! No pun intended !
I have some more favourites!! This French background Die is simply Exquisite !!!

Can't wait to see which French dies you use next.

Nana Tina, hope your back is better soon.

Hugs as always, to everyone in need ((( )))

Congratulations, Eileen, you lucky lady : - )

Best Wishes to all the Wilsonettes , have a good day everyone,

Angela in S. Wales X

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Loved yesterday's dies. Then I saw today's!!!!

Absolutely gorgeous.

Love,
Roz

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Now I really do feel so very spoilt. A French collection and I'm taking this just to be for me. (I don't want to upset anyone and of course I'll share!!)
This is so so so beautiful and I thought yesterday's collection was just so lacey but Sue you've outdone yourself this time.
I can see my saved up pennies disappearing so fast that I'll be fit enough for the O.games!!
Cameeli - I wish I'd thought of that when I was working - what a fantastic idea.
Norah - Oh I'm so envious of you meeting Sue on this special weekend.Hope you see some of her new dies. I won't say have a good time because I can feel your excitement all the way over here.
Thank you for the request to 'him upstairs'. It's at least dry this morning so something worked. The Vineyards are in a mess what with torrential rain and hailstorms. Don't think this year's harvest is going to be a good one. I'm back in the UK on the 1st Sept.
I agree Norah about the friends on here - I could not believe I had found such a fantastic set of people who very quickly became very firm friends.
Hope everyone has a really good weekend and enjoy all that you do.

Take care and I'll see you tomorrow.
Janet x

sonja_w said...

Stunning card, love the colours and the border die is tres chic as the French would day. Xx

carol quinn said...

sue,
how do you think up all these ideas for your cards?

this card looks so elegant.
thanks carol

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I thought you couldn't improve on perfection but you certainly have. I've seen all the other dies and what a treet everyone is going to have over the next couple of days. The hardest thing for me is I'm away so won't be there for the delivery and I know they are going to be sold out 😥 I'm going home on Tuesday so hopefully there will be stock left (although I very much doubt it). Today's card is very pretty and the dies are AMAZING!
Cameeli what a brilliant idea I wish I'd thought if that lol.
Gail hope your okay.
Congratulations Eileen
Hugs x
Heather T

Muriel Kelly said...

Unbelievable !! They are gorgeous and I can't wait to see your demonstrations of these cards. The wish list grows and grows

Muriel x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone
A very grey murky start to the day here, but these beautiful dies have brightened my morning I need them all very badly. I cannot wait to see the next set later. You are so talented Sue and I really would like to be inside your mind sometimes, really beautiful card to showcase these dies.
Congratulations to Eileen.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What beautiful dies and cards, they are so different - I love them
Pat x

Lisa said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card! The dies remind me of spider's webs and dragonfly wings so great for summer cards.
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the French set but didn't buy these yday - will have to wait to get these - tres chic et jolie - Have a great day in Scotland with Julia and hope you meet lots of lovely Wilsonettes -
Rgs
Clare W

AnneRD said...

Lovely die set Sue. Love the elegant 'spider web' background and the border die is so delicate and airy, just lovely. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the day's offerings. Anne x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This border is delightful Sue as are all the new dies you've shown.
Hope you're enjoying your visit to Scotland.
Love Val in Spain x

Sanjay Soriano said...

Bonjour Sue :-)
Another great card and die set. Looking forward to what's coming next.
Barry & Jay

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, the border is lovely and it makes a beautiful channel card, love the background die as well would love to see it made up!!
Congratulations to Eileen and hope you and Julia have a great day in Scotland give Norah a big hug from us
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Angela H said...

Perfectly named, beautiful French lace. Another delicate die.

Caroljsmith said...

What a beautiful card sue I need to by these dies I love them all

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, O M Goodness, these are seriously Gorgeous. I love the first set of dies and have most of them just one or two still waiting for to come back into stock.
However, these dies are unbelievably soft lacy and fabulous . Oh boy I will need to sit on my hands till Ally Pally.
X Ros
Oh I forgot yes please I would love to win a set of these new dies.

Anne Crawford said...

Well I've fallen in love with this French collection and just had to go to JS and order the border set immediately as I'm sure it will sell out, so mine is now on order and I can relax and do my comment .
Today's card is so very pretty, wish I could see it in more detail, could the top part be a new folder? I think you have the most wonderful imagination Sue which you so kindly share with us, and we do all appreciate that! Definitely another big success for you with second range of dies, they are magnificent !
Congratulations to Eileen on winning the Wednesday card!
Hope Sue, Julie and all the girls at the Glasgow demo day have a magical day to remember, I'm sure you'll have lots of fun and learn loads( wish I was going) boo hoo.
Special hugs to Gail , Pam and Robbie and everyone in pain or feeling low xo

Anonymous said...

Sue I am so excited about your new dies. You have done it again all wonderful designs. I have already ordered some of your dies and can,t wait for them to arrive. Will keep looking at your blog as always inspired by your cards. Regard julie williamson

Nicola Belshaw said...

This card is so pretty. I am loving the border die. Can't wait to see the rest of your samples x

Anne Crawford said...

Managed to see your card up close on the web page and YES it is a new folder and it's GORGEOUS!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well the only word I can think of to describe the new dies is STUNNING. I am loving the very lacy, filigree designs. This card is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the others. Bx

June said...

Good morning Sue, Pam and everyone, what a wonderful sight that card was to see first thing in the morning, such a beauty, I am so pleased that I have ordered the Venetian and French collections and the new idy bity bows, oh I am so looking forward to them arriving. Congratulations to Eileen Elder. I now have to wait until noon to see the next card.....oh you are a tease..........anyway everyone have a great Saturday, stay safe, healthy and happu June SMith xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi. Sue
Another stunning card today as usual. How on earth do you do it Sue?. We all think you have reached the summit with your dies and then you bring out another stunning set. You are simply amazing. Loving both the dies in this set, and would be honoured to win knee.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie.
Hope your hills are alive today Norah, and you are keeping hubby on his toes now that he is on a roll.
Hope your keeping well Steph
What a good idea Cameeli, I didn't do crafting until I retired, but would have tried it if I could. We di have dancing but that's not quite so restful is it.
Congratulations to Eileen on winning a card, you lucky girl.

June said...

Oh forgot to say that Joanna Sheen has them in stock as does the Icon.co.uk website. x

iReneM said...

Oh my word!! so pretty.
So like butterfly wings - exquisite :)

x

PharmacyMichele said...

Oh my-stunning card! Really like the border die in this set.

Michele.

Desiree P said...

My favourite design Sue...so far! Taking my brownies out today for an It's A Knockout event as part of the Big Brownie Birthday (Brownies have been going for a 100 years this year). So will have to wait for the other die reveals today - something to look forward to! By the way, if any of you want to volunteer for Girlguiding, even just doing a one-off craft session with your nearest group, visit www.girlguiding.org.uk. Sorry for the plug Sue but it would be great for crafters to share their skills with the younger generation and get them away from mobiles, computers, x-box and the like!

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, I can see why you call them the French collection. They look really frilly and lacey to me. Just wonderful.
ElizabethS x

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this die range beautiful. I'm hoping a day out with my family today. Hope the weather stays dry, going to St Andrews hopefully.
Hugs to everyone
CraftyJacq
XX

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue just to wonderful the card is super and the dies are out of this world ,have a great time in Scotland hugs linda

Jane said...

OMG I think these are amazing loving all the dies.

Jane xx

Annie said...

GM Sue. I have run out of words.... I need new ones to describe your creations lol!
Both the Austrian and this French collection are more than stunning!
Have a lovely weekend! Congrats to Eileen.
Annie x

Chris Curry said...

Wow Sue. I can see why you call it the French connection. Very Ooo La La. Lovely, thank you for the preview.

Jan.moogie said...

ooh-la-la what have we here more luscious dies and a gorgeous card to show it off. Lovely to see Sue.xx

TDQ Karen said...

Ooo la la how gorgeous, beautiful. What a fantastic set. Co graduations to Wednesdays winner too xx

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue this is stunning a beautiful card and the dies wonderful. Thank you sue for being so kind to us Congrats to Eileen love to all June xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

These are just exquisite, Sue.
Anne (Northampton)

carol edwards said...

These are absolutely stunning Sue, just love them. I am sure you and Julia are having a wonderful time and enjoying putting names to people. Congratulations to Eileen x

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, just amazing! They are getting better with each post. I love the embossing folder to Beryl xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WoW these are stunning the nearest thing to real lace. I have purchased two Saltsburg and Vienna and I am now deciding on some of the French ones.
Hope you and Julia are having a good time
Hugs
Carol x

Jacquie said...

Oh Sue, these are stunning, you have designed these so beautifully, very delicate and lacy looking, cannot wait to see the rest lol!

Have a great weekend up in Aberdeen.

Love & Hugs

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

jenny back said...

Sue, I knew i made the right choices as my first buys of this new collection, these two die sets are already winging there way to me.....just waiting for the postman to call........The whole collections are awe inspiring.

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
The card is beautiful too
Sorry forgot to add that

sued99 said...

The border is gorgeous. So far this is my favourite!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, perfection again, just love these dies as well. I think the postal system might grind to a halt with all the little packages it will be delivering. You have surpassed yourself. Enjoy your time north of the boarder.

Love Rosemarie xx

A note to Cameeli of Richmond. I love your idea and if you need any more craft items please get in touch. I have had a major clear out in my craft room and have a lot of very good, some hardly used, craft items that I was going to try and sell but would be more than willing to donate to a good cause. If you are in Richmond Surrey you are not too far from me in Godalming.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, fabulous cards and dies
have ordered my Austrian over at
Joanna Sheen's she has great prices and free p&p great value.
Sorry it looks like rain today for you
in Scotland it has been glorious too
for the last couple of weeks but hope
it picks up again for your trip to
Glasgow.
Congrats. Eileen on winning the Wed. draw.
Nancyd xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue another stunning card .love the dies.
Marion H

mummyeeyore said...

Loving the new collections. Beautiful card as always. xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful set of dies, my favourite so far. I love the cobweb effect of the background die. So lacy and delicate. Please would you do something like this in a square !?!
The card is gorgeous and shows off the border to perfection. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats Eileen.
Crafty hugs.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue

I love the border and the colours. i can't make up my mind which one I like best.
Have a good trip.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I just love these dies! Congratulations Eileen!
Well we all got through yesterday, it was a very sad but a lovely day. Staying down with mum for a few more days mainly just for company for her, she has taken these last few weeks very hard.
Once again thank you for all your kind wishes and thoughts, it is just so wonderful of you all and the support is greatly appreciated. It seems an age since I have been able to craft!
Gail C x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
The new collection is fabulous!!! Again, we are spoilt for choice!
Such beautiful cards today.
Congratulations to Eileen.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

gwen70 said...

WOW Sue wonderful backgrounds and borders, so delicate

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Tres bon mon petit pois! That's about the limit of my French but these dies are lovely. The first one reminds me of a spiders web.
Your showcase card is gorgeous.
You're a naughty girl Sue! After an email from Joanna Sheen, I've had to buy the Bevelled Glass Striplet!
Enjoy your weekend in Aberdeen.
Ang x

Janhass said...

Love all the dies so far, my wish list is growing daily. The card is beautiful, love the soft colour a real winner. X

ladyweir said...

Morning Sue another great set of dies, I have now bought three of these new dies.

samantha wade said...

Absolutely stunning , I think this will be my favourite collection, it's like lace, the colour of that blue is perfect, what a beautiful card, see you laters, xx

Jez said...

These are so beautiful and detailed. Hope I'm lucky enough to win one!!

Sandra said...

Bonjour Sue!
These dies are just so 'Magnifique'! Haha
That's pretty much the sum of my French!
The French background looks like a Stain Glass Window with it's beautiful pattern radiating outwards, stunning, I can't wait to see it made into a card! The border , tag and corner set are beautiful too, I can see thousands of uses there!
Congratulations once again Sue! You are amazing!
Cameeli, sounds like a great idea, you can get to work and craft at sometime! Just joking, I find it very therapeutic so I am sure children will will feel the same benefits!
Nana Tina, wishing you a speedy recovery for your back, I know what pain you are in and I totally sympathise with you, gentle hugs!
Janet, vineyard ....! You kept that quiet! Lol , what grapes do you grow? How amazing! You just be mad travelling back to uk that weekend! We have done it for last 8 years, journeying home from holiday in Spain, the traffic and ferry port are horrendous! We once queued for 5 hours for a ferry we had turned up a our early for it was chaos, so we did Euro Tunnel last year, which was easier but still busy, had to go back to ferry this year though! But we are coming home on 27august to hopefully miss the rush!
Norah I hope you have the best day ever crafting with Sue! Big Hugs!
Congrats to Eileen!
Hugs to everyone else
Sandra xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Words fail me, I love them all. Beautiful cards as well. If only I had more money to spend on crafting goodies.
Congratulations to Eileen enjoy your card, mine has pride of place.
Lydia
X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. WOW! These are stunning. Can't wait to see that background in action ;-) Beautiful card and can't wait to see what else you have in store for us today. Congrats to Eileen. Hugs to all xxx

samantha wade said...

Oh forgot to say, is that a new embossing folder, love it with the bows, what a good idea, can't wait to see those, xx

Aquarius said...

Such a pretty card and another wonderful die set

andrea said...

These dies are even more amazing in the flesh, saw this one yesterday. Would be goog with glitter in the sections.Thank you for your inspiration and products.

karenlotty said...

Very delicate And like Austria, very detailed but not over fussy Well done Eileen

Brooke b said...

Beautiful, loving your new dies.

Donna Golby said...

I love that background die. My wish list is getting longer and longer. Donna

The Tidy Crafter said...

Oh my word! your not popular with my bank manager, but as its my birthday tomorrow my lovely husband says I can have MORE so just have to decide which ones plural. I love corners so this will definatley be one. Happy crafting x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love these Sue .... The card is lovely ... Fingers crossed again hopeing may win this time ... Hugs ... X

dinkydinz said...

Thanks for showing thia sample - another beautiful example of your work. I've always shied away from the longer border dies thinking that I'd never use anything that long on my cards but this sample has changed my mind and opened up a whole new way of looking at these dies.

Hugs, Dianne

Alison said...

Wow wow wow . Each one gets better , loving this set.
Hope to get to Papeterie over the next couple of days.
Alison Dent xx

Theresa Pace said...

this card is sooo pretty Sue. looks quite lacey as well. stunning. love colour combo xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
WOW I think these are stunning! I checked out my favourite store and saw this collection - on my list. Look forward to midday.
Hope you are enjoying yourself on the road trip with Julia.
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

Janice Robinson said...

What a beautiful card and I'm loving the border die.Like most people it's deciding which set to buy first.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This French collection is truly beautiful. I especially love the border set and I also think the background stamp looks like a beautiful spider's web. I think I might just have to order this one ( the border).
Gail pleased yesterday went as well as it could, it must have been so difficult for you all but especially your poor mum - give her a special hug from me. Pam hope you are getting better , Norah hope your hills have no clouds having a rest, Steph hope you are ok. Cameeli, great idea and the students will love it - I made Christmas cards with my Year 10 group to sell and they really got into it. We did rubber stamping and heat embossing, iris folding and tea bag folding. We made £100 at the school Xmas Fair one year - they were so proud! Well must go - love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. The Paris dies are stunning, very lacey and chic.

CHERYL brown said...

Such fantastic dies! I really am spoilt for choice. My credit card is screaming yes yes yes, but my bank balance is saying no no no. how do I choose? Birthday coming up in September, will have to resist and say no till then. hugs Cheryl xxx

Elspeth said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful set of dies. I'm seeing dragonflies and butterflies here!
Last day of my holiday on the Beautiful island if Islay so when I get home I must go shopping!

Evelyn Sinclair said...

This is cruel Sue. Each die set is even more spectacular than the last one!!!! Winning one is the only way I could decide. LOL x hugs from Ireland. Evelyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning and so intricate. The dies are fabulous. I don't know how you do it - but Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Suejimbel said...

Love this one Sue! And I'm off to France later this month to look at Universities for my daughter's term abroad - so how wonderful if one of these winged its way to Worcester....(cheeky!!!) x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Wow! This card is just so beautiful and I love the colour. Have been and ordered some dies but not this one - yet! Love the way you have used it. Have a great weekend with Julia and I'm looking forward to mid-day! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful dies and card Sue. Hope to see more samples soon. Have a great weekend. xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card and dies I hope I win some!!!looking forward to the ?Noon post
Denise X

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty Sue. Xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue , these are so lovely and I am looking forward to all your demos showing how to use them, the border is beautiful.
Keep them coming!
XxxRuth

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, the dies just get better and better, the corner die on this blog reminds me of a butterfly wing. The stamps that match the dies are brilliant, just had to order a few of them ( my version of few that is). Can't wait for them to arrive. Hope you and Julia have a great day. Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

Bridge x said...

Sue these new dies are just gorgeous, love the French collection
Bridge x

Jean Johnston said...

I think these are so pretty, and isn't that a butterfly I see hidden in there? I will have fun snipping into these to see what else they have within.

Gemma Griffiths said...

Loving this one Sue, the new bows are stunning- I have all the bows from the first collection and love them!

rachel said...

oh my Sue - I didn't think you were going to be able to top the Austrian collection but this is amazing - beautiful dies xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
A stunning card with such a beautiful border. I love the French border set and the beautiful background, it so reminds me of a spiders web but i think this must be a chic French spider as it is so fancy and lacy, it's definitely a posh one.
Well done Eileen, what a stunning card you have won, enjoy it flower when you receive it.
Cameeli, i think that is a brilliant idea and you just never know which students are going to surprise you the most with their talent.
Oh Pam, i can hardly wait until Tuesday, i am so excited. I don't think children waiting for Santa to come could be more excited than me.
Janet(Ecco), what a disaster for the wine region if it has knocked out its crop of grapes. I know that they need water and sun, but there is such a thing as too much water.Although i don't drink(too daft to start with)i know that it will effect a lot of people.We have the rain today which is normal as it the Alva Games today and it ALWAYS rains without a word of a fib,always so we were expecting it. This is the day that dafties go racing up the hills(aye, when it's wet and slippy because they don't have an ounce of sense at times) to the top and back down, nuts. I have lived in Clackmannanshire for almost 40years and never been to the games once. I normally go to the Bridge of Allan Highland Games as they are much bigger and they have the pipe bands from all over as well as the highland dancing and tossing the caber, throwing the hammer etc.
Anyway bored you all enough now about my favourite time of the year so i will say bye the now. Sorry your back is giving you gip Nanna Tina as i know just how bad it can be and how much it floors me, so i am sending you cybermail gentle hugs.
I hope that the sun is shining for you all if not outside then let it shine out from inside. Gentle hugs to all our fragile friends that just need that wee bit extra,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Love the delcate border.
Gr Elly

TimeOut2Create said...

Happy Saturday Sue ans all
Another stunning collection my friend!
Luv Bim :-)

Alison Couchman said...

My first day back on the blog in ages and look what treasures I've found!
I've been madly busy for the last couple of weeks and haven't had time or space in my head for crafting. What a treat to come back and find Sue's new dies being launched. Such a gorgeous card and the background is to die for!

Off to take my mum out to lunch for her 80th birthday so will catch up on the other posts this evening.
It's lovely to be back.
Alison

Heather said...

Yet more wonderful dies and a lovely card to show them off. Thanks Sue.

Lorna said...

Hi Sue,
These are gorgeous, the French border is stunning teamed with that embossed background and bow perfect!!
Lorna

baconbits said...

Good morning Sue
WOW they say that you cannot improve in perfection but you have proved them wrong these French dies are sublime.
My favourite keeps changing thinking I should just have them all.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Natalia Smith said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous die set, just love these dies and your cards are so beautiful. Happy crafting! Natalia x

Jayne S said...

Stunning card again. These new dies are amazing, cant afford them all and its getting diffucult to choose which ones to buy.

Paula said...

Another beautiful card Sue, not that I'm surprised! Love the die sets too.

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Happy Saturday Sue and all Wilsonettes. Delightful, delicate, stunningly beautifully breath taking. Such a pretty shade of blue.
Im loving sharing all these extra cards with all our Wilsonettes, its making the days wizz by with all the clock watching waiting to see the next astounding card and die collection. I dont usually share my exact deep feelings , but if only I wasn't on the employment scrap heap I could treat myself to more of the 1st collection, and start collecting this adorable new collection ! So although I live from one showcase to another and to the next, Im doing myself no favour's lol if only wishes did come true ! Cameeli, I second your comment re these dies and the 1st set, goodness knows what delights we are in for in the future, how can anything be any better ?
Have fun in Scotland Sue, enjoy meeting your loyal ladies.
Congrats to Wednesday winner and good luck to all with the draw.

Gail C - take care hon my thoughts are with you and mom.
Tina - really hope you find comfort and less pain soon.
To all our Wilsonettes that dont feel so good today Im sending love and hugs, hoping life is kinder to you soon.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jayemceetee said...

Fantastic collections Sue, it will be a nightmare to decide which ones not to get - if any haha!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Thought I'd left my comment at 0800 when I first saw that stunner of a card. Truly beautiful and elegant, intricate without being OTT. Background, border corner and tag are just divine. Have given up trying to decide which ones are my favourites, I want them all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this collection as well - I'm seeing spiders webs and butterfly wings with iced snow on them. Stunning.
Beverley W

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, yet more gorgeousness, it will be hard to choose which ones to go for. Must dash, going for my train to come and see you in Aberdeen :D
Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, WOW I thought your previous set of dies were beautiful but these are the ultimate for me. Fan-tas-tic I will definitely be putting these on my wish list love Tracy Noon Warrington x x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today, just love the French border it just might have to go to the top of my wish list! Well done Eileen on your win today, enjoy.
Gail such a sad day yesterday for you and your family just take each day at a time now, it does get better.
Take care everyone, back at 12.
Jess x

MaggieMac said...

Sue - these shoes are hurting my feet!!! Cannot wait for mine to arrive - they are totally stunning!! Beautiful card - but of course it would be!!!
Maggie. xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Being as I live in France I've just got to go for the French collection first it's absolutely stunning, I'm amazed at all the intricate designs, your card is beautiful hopefully hubby will treat me to more than one set as it's my big birthday soon. Congratulations Sue they are going to be a great success .

Crafty hugs to everyone
Jean D xxx

Fiona Young said...

Ok, it's official, I'm hooked on your dies! It's just after 4.30 in the morning here and I'm reading the posts! Wonderful collection Sue. Have fun in Aberdeen it's where I finished my schooling. How did I end up in Maine? That's another story. Looking forward to seeing the next creation in a few hours.

Irene Thomson said...

another wow set of dies, such intricate details. very clever designs.

Irene Thomson said...

another wow set of dies, such intricate details. very clever designs.

pam pope said...

Hi Sue
oooh la la your French collection is faaaantastic.
You never cease to amaze.








Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
I think this set of dies is my favourite such a beautiful card but then all your cards are perfect.Thank you so much sue you have made these last few days perfect.
jennywren x

Carole Z said...

Oh my word..how can they keep getting even more beautiful??? Hugs and enjoy Aberdeen, Carole Z X

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful, I've just ordered this set. Roll on mid day.

Thanks for letting me know Steph.

Gail I was thinking of you and your family yesterday, I hope it all went smooth and gentle for you. X

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the lacy effect looks gorgeous and a bit cobwebby! Is that a word?

Gail glad you survived the day. You will get back to craft and it will provide a valuable distraction!

Lancashire Steph you aren't on a scrap heap. Value all you offer to others especially support to others on this site. Which craft shop do you use locally? Have tried to go to one in farnworth but have always gone on a closed day! Think this may be the one you refer to.

Love to all! Xxx

Jeanie said...

Good Morning Sue Gorgeous card today and what Gorgeous dies WOW.

Which to have first oh dear !
jeanie

Alice G said...

Wow Sue, these die sets are really lacey. Love the way you use the border det in the card. It's so effective.

Hugs Alice xx

lilygee said...

Good Morning Sue and All

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and hope you all get the chance to be crafty. I thought the Austrian Collection would be a fav with me until I saw all the other dies - when you see them they ALL become must haves. The background die is particularly gorgeous but then again they all are! Hope you enjoy your trip to Scotland Sue.
Lilygee

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a superb card the colours just perfect for any occasion and YOUR NEW DIE COLLECTION- just heavenly- got them all yesterday bloggers- put your orders in
whopperjaw

Janet k said...

Morning sue, gorgeous card, gorgeous dies, loving them all, kind regards Janet k xx

craftynanna said...

oh my sue things just keep on getting better and better, these die's are gorgeous and so is the card, there are loads of words you can keep on using but it all amounts to the same thing, scumptious love J

Eve Shaw said...

Stunning die set, so beautifully elegant and dainty. Love these but then I love all the others also.

hugs Eve

Debbie Hayward said...



Wow sue
these new dies are nicer then your last ones I really like the French collection not sure I can wait for Xmas. I read your blog daily before anything else just love what you do keep up the good work hope to see you at ally pally in sept or the NEC
best wishes
Debbie xx



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Diane said...

Beautiful Sue I don't know how you come up with the dies and then the cards. You really are talented. I decided not to peek so really looking forward to mid day. Enjoy your Scotland trip. Love Diane G xxxx

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi again Sue. Hope you and Julia have a great day in Aberdeen. Today's card is lovely and the dies are so delicate. Looking forward to the next post later on.
Diane xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Your cards and dies just keep getting even more beautiful !! The French Collection background and the border, corner, tag die sets are just stunning !! I just can't believe how stunningly beautiful everything is !! I was going to say that all of today's die sets are a "must have", but then everything you have shown us so far is a "must have". The card is stunning too !! This is definitely a new background embossing folder too !! Just gorgeous Sue, and so cute !! What a stunning new collection you have made Sue. I think everything will be flying out the door. Everything is so gorgeous and choosing my favourites will be very, very difficult.
Take care Sue and have a lovely crafty day today. Lots of love Tres x x x

Pam, I hope all is going well with you, and I hope Robbie is doing ok to. Sending you lots of love x x x

Gail, thinking of you and your Mum. Sending you lots of love. X x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wilsonettes today from Tres x x x

SusanP, Kent said...

These are just beautiful - I think my favourite so far! The border and corner dies are absolutely gorgeous as you have demonstrated in your fab card. I have my name on the French Collection for sure.

Ivonka said...

I LOVE that background! Will you be doing tutorials on these sample cards? It looks like you've used Iced Snow over the sentiment - but if so how did you get the words to look so black and crisp? Love it anyhow! Yx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an amazing border design!
Can't wait to see what's coming next.
Veronique L

darcydaydream said...

This is a beautiful card. These French dies are to die for. You have surpassed yourself with the design of these. I can see I'm going to need a bank loan!!
Christine in Darcy....xx

Tres said...

Sorry Sue, I forgot to say congratulations to today's winner Eileen. Well done !! Sue's cards are even more beautiful when seen in person. Love Tres x x x

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue like your new dies the board is really good

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful,each one I see is my favourite.How can I choose,I need them all up to now.Congratulations to Eileen.
Love Angela x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, just can't decide which I like more, they are all stunning, would be very happy to win any set of dies, have a great demo-ing weekend in Scotland. Marlene xx

Anonymous said...

Just exquisite Sue, I think the French background is going to be one of my favourites. I just love the colours of this card, blue my favourite. Look forward to seeing more new goodies. Love Julie

Sue Parish said...

Oh Sue, these are so beautiful. I was trying to be so good too, only ordering a few sensible choices .... but I am weak with want .... and YOU are a crafting seductress!!! Sue x

Sophia said...

Wow Sue - this card is stunning. Are you using a new embossing folder on this??? If so, I want it!!!!

Emily said...

Hi Sue. Elegant die set! Gorgeous love the lacey delicate look.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Beautiful card. I love the detailing on these dies very intricate indeed. I noticed they are on sale with joanna sheen. It was just too tempting lol
The wee itty bows are soooo cute so I bought the mini vines as a starter then ill head to the flowers an bows but they will sell out by the time I get to those I guess lol
I might've missed u in Glasgow this time but ill hopefully meet u next year
Love Tracy xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW 175 comments and its only 10.30. Gorgeous card and dies. Love all of them!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Wendy L said...

These dies are so pretty, stunning card, xxxx

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

Another gorgeous creation. I love this French collection....

Congratulations Eileen....

Myra P said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty! I am in what is called a quandary I think!
Today's card is lovely and what dinky little bows! That's the thing you see - I spied - like others little or not so little Finishing Touches!
I really loved the Innsbruck one so fell for that I'm afraid and a Finishing Touch I spotted on one of yesterday's cards! They are all lovely - but I have used your previous sets constantly . Nothing has remained in its packet! It must be the inspiration as well! Thank you - enjoy the Granite City! x
Gail - good to see your post today. Glad things went as well as possible . Love to your Mum and yourself especially. x. One day at a time!
Norah - sorry about the rain! Never mind - it will be a glorious day on Monday whatever the weather for you! Safe travel and have a great day! X
Janet - oh dear , you'll have to raid the cellar! So pleased its stopped raining! x
Alison Couchman - Happy 80th Birthday to your Mum. Have a lovely day! x
Love to all, Myra

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the new dies! They are all gorgeous.

Happy Crafting!!! :) XX

Maria I said...

beautiful sets of dies Sue xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
love this set wow really nice,oh I just need them all, hugs sarah xx

Mo said...

Hi Sue - Even more stunning dies. I don't know which ones to choose and I can't afford them all. I will have to make up my mind from your 'demo' cards, but even then I'm spoilt for choice. Dilemma!!
Luv M

Tina Eldridge said...

Whoops
Forgot to say to Norah, Patricia and Hazel, Have a fantastic day crafting with Sue this weekend.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Double Whoops! Well done Eileen.

Jill Liddle said...

Well Sue, you have another winner with these new dies. My wish list is growing faster than I can keep up with,lol

Annie Pennington said...

Wow what a fantastic set of dies.Absolutely gorgeous:) x Annie P

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely. Beautiful dies and such lovely soft colors. I love this card.

Oksana said...

Ooh la la! Stunning Set of dies Sue, love your card too!x

Nadine in Spain said...

Lovely dies, Sue and such a beautiful card!

Nadine x

Rosietoes said...

Oh my word. Yet more stunning gorgeous dies to choose from. These are fabulous Sue. x Edna

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes the French collection is Stunning gorgeous & beautiful, your sample card is amazing Sue
I love the background & the border tag & corner are so pretty. Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx
Have a great weekend Sue & Julia xx

Gail pleased all went well for you yesterday although a. sad day I'm thinking of you &your mum gentle hugs to you both Lynda xx

Congratulations to Eileen on winning a Sue original xx

Camille great crafting at work brilliant idea hope it's a success hugs Lynda xx

Big hugs to all my special Wilsonette friends love Lynda xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the new dies. Congratulations to Eileen.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
and all the ladies.
Well Sue, you've done it again. These dies are gorgeous and the card is beautiful. Your brain must be a minefield of ideas!!
Cameeli - I go into my granddaughters' school to do craft with classes ranging from 5 to 11 and they LOVE it. For the youngest it's obviously things like colouring and drawing, sewing hand puppets etc. But as they get older we make all sorts and I've even taken my embossing powder and heat gun (with stamps and pads of course) and they've heat embossed when making cards. They love that because it's like magic.
My daughter threw in a surprise last night (at the school barbeque) when she said that she had told the school where she works that I'd do a craft class for any of the mums who'd like to go. Of course none of this is paid work, and I supply most of the equipment on a tiny pension. BUT I do enjoy it!!
Sorry Cameeli, this post started just to say I think it's a great idea of yours!!
Pam, hope you and Robbie are faring well.
Norah - have a great time with Sue and Julia, I love your blog. I feel I'm almost there with you.
Lancashire Steph - you are not on any scrapheap. Believe me in my time I've been made redundant, lost all confidence and only now, 34 years later, realise that I knew, and could do, much more than I thought. If only I had realised it then.
Well, that's me for now, off my soapbox and girding my loins for the day ahead.
Oh, congrats to Eileen.
Love to all, have a great day xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

WOW! Amazing! You've done it again Sue, I was very lucky and managed to pick up 15 of your die sets from my local craft shop yesterday, can't wait to use them, they all look amazing!
Can't wait to see the rest of your cards using these collections
Hugs Julie x

Robin said...

A great set of dies. I like the "channel" idea on this blue card.

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness this is such a gorgeous set too. The border, corner and tagset here are absolutely outstanding.

Janice Wallace said...

It's beautiful, cobwebby, lacy....perfect. I don't get much crafting time in the summer (hotel is busy with tourists) but I am making time to check these out each day. Been looking at Creative Expressions website at all the wonderful finished cards.
Cheers
Janice W

Susan said...

Beautiful border, just stunning

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