Thursday, 14 August 2014

Split Die Aperture



Hi crafters!  The good news is that I have a great video for you to watch today.  The bad news is that it seems that I missed photographing today's card.  I have searched through all my files and somehow it has slipped through my photography session.  There is, however, one lovely picture that was taken by the videographer.  I have decided to make it up to you by adding an additional card below (but that doesn't mean you can get away without watching the video! LOL)


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I made this card last year and it just hasn't had it's day on the blog so today was the perfect excuse.  I started with a piece of the Teresa Collins paper and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and micro beaded it.  I stamped the ball gown (from the Belle of the Ball stamp set by Creative Expressions) with a coffee Archival on to a patterned paper and embossed it.  I cut just the gown out and paper pieced it on to another stamped image which I cut out as well. I mounted the image with foam on to the background.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with Italian Frame die set.  I inked through the die with tea dye distress ink before removing it.  I created a wide  frame with the Grand Square dies.  I cut another frame that was thinner and layered it up on top of the first frame.  I  stamped the four corners with one of the corner stamps from the Belle of the Ball stamp set  and added mounting foam to the back of the frame.  I placed the frame over the background.  Using the Vintage floret dies, I cut several different sizes out of cream coloured felt.  I inked the edges with Tattered Rose, offset the flowers and added pearls to the centres.  I scattered the roses around the sentiment with a twine bow.  I added a pearl swirl behind the dress.  To finish the card, I added a wide milk mat with a double taupe mat.  I used Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to add dots all the way around the frame.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 7" in size.

I have something fun for you tomorrow.  I have never done anything like this before so I hope you will join me for something that is a first time event for me.  I'm saying no more, but I think you will like it!   All for now, Sue x








154 comments:

hazel young said...

Stunning Sue. looking forward to tomorrows surprise xx hazel

Pam said...

2 Beautiful cards Sue, just lovely. How lucky are we. Will watch video later.
Craftynanna, the donor bone was implanted into Robbie's broken neck during an emergency operation on the day of his accident as one of his vertebrae had completely shattered. Thank you for caring and also everyone else.
Diane your journey was sad but worthwhile, now you can start to remember your uncle from happier times.
Welcome to the blog Sally-Ann, it is a great community.
Steph, please take care, you are trying to do too much Hun, wish I could help you.
Still missing Cameeli and Norah xx
Love and hugs to all the special people on this blog, especially baby Leo x

Heather Rogers said...

Both cards are lovely Sue.
I love the ball gown in the second card we are spoilt today. I will make a coffee and watch the video.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Two stunning cards, off to the gym
Can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring
Hugs
Carol x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the "dress" card and will watch the video later for the second card. Looking forward to tomorrows surprise!
Pam, wonderful news about Robbie - he sounds like a very determined young man. Ita, I hope that your visit to the consultant went well. Good wishes to all in pain. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, really like the dress card.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and Wilsonettes.
Two lovely cards, Sue. The second one with the Ball gown is so different. Will watch video later.
Looking forward to tomorrow's treat : - )

Hugs to Pam, Robbie and Family, Julie Laz and hubby Lee, Lanc's Steph and everyone in need of a hug ((( )))

Welcome Sally-Ann.

Best Wishes everyone,
Angela in S. Wales Xx

Caroljsmith11@btinternet.com said...

Two stunning cards today sue I shall really enjoy watching the video.
Jan ill ring later

Maryann Laursen said...

2 gorgeous cards here again Sue, and I really love them both, even sooo different from each other.
The dresscard is always nice for a lady´s birthday and the other one is great for any kind of occasion I think. Well done Sue, I´m of to watch the video now too.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two cards today, spoilt for choice we are.
Love them both, they definitely are very stylish
Off to watch you in action
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xx

Jan.moogie said...

Roll on lunch time and I can sit and watch this video, card looks good Sue.xx

Hazel said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, will try and watch the video later. Hazel xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, both cards are beautiful, I will have a go of the dress one, as I feel that could be for any age with different colours, crafty hugs Julie xxx


Hugs to every one out there love Julie xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two lovely cards, great video. I wish I did'nt come on this blog so early it makes it a long time to wait for your surprise. I cannot even think what it could be. Take care all. Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards today we love being spoilt, going to try and watch video if my phone plays nice.
Looking forward to what you have for us tomorrow.
Gentle hugs to baby Leo, well done Robbie you are doing well keep it up, Pam take it easy now your foot is free I could not wait for my pot to be off and when it was I was so scared to walk on it in case I did any damage,I was non weight bearing for 6 weeks then some weight for 6 weeks then I had a pot I could remove for bed and bathing but had to wear it for 6 weeks when I was walking about and it felt very strange not having it anymore.
Welcome to the new Wilsonette
Love and big hugs to all the Wilsonettes, the sun is out at the moment so hoping it stays nice while I take Mum shopping so I hope the weather plays nice for everyone.
Going to try again to read comments from yesterday phone kept loosing the page.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love the ball gown card and it looks fantastic. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning. Sue
I'm glad you never had the photo for today's card because it means we get a 'twofer' lol. I will watch the video with a coffee after I've posted. I love both cards and the second card has reminded me that I have the dress set of stamps so I must get them out to use. The dress stamp is so pretty when stamped and embossed and can be used for many 'girly' occasions (I've also used it on a wedding card)
Hugs x
Heather T

Lesley Cann said...

Really like the second card and will watch the video later. I keep the videos for when I am relaxing in the evening.

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely cards and a video to look forward to , which I will watch later.
Hope you are well Sue, take care ,
XxxRuth

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards, love the way you have got such a lot of different uses out of the dies, I think the first one is my favourite today xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both cards are gorgeous we are so lucky that you didn't photograph the first one so we get to see the second. Like others the video will be my mid afternoon treat. I wonder what the surprise will be. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, really great video with lots of ideas and inspiration for using the dies to start my morning with, love the colours on the card, and the ball gown card is beautiful. Bx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what beautiful cards I like how you have got two different cards out of the same dies. I have the right place for one of the card it would look wonderful I'my craft room
Take care Sue off to watch the video now. Xxx

Debs A xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - yes I enjoyed the video today as always. A 2fer and a video - you are spoiling us - but we like it! Bring on tomorrow.

Off to my friends ladies guest day at her golf club today - so better have my A game with me! could get wet if the forecast is correct but hopefully not.
Rgs
Clare W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for two lovely cards today. I am glad you did the video on the first one, it made it clear how you built up those thin frames : )The second card is perfect for the ladies, I love the ball gown. Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow : )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue,Pam and Robbie-so pleased for you Pam:)to Sandra and Pat and all of my other special friends and to all in need. Norah, I hope you are ok. Take care.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
We are so very lucky Two Very Beautiful Cards, Please Never Apologise You Work So Hard I'm sure everyone will agree even if there was just one Photograph a day it wouldn't be a problem but that's where you're The Best You Like To Share The Best of your Fabulous Cards With Us From All Angles.
I Just Loved The Fabulous Video,
You always share so many great Tips and Techniques with us.
I Love the fact that you can mix your Dies together to create a Outstanding, Rich, Elegant Card, I Love The Colours you chose for The Card in the video, Black, Soft Gold and Coconut White they work so well together.
I Love The Embossing Folder you chose for today's Card The Celtic Flower it's just Stunning, I Love how you cut an Aperture then in Black you've created a frame a very clever way using your Dies, Then using your Auvergne Die and your Burgundy in Soft Gold I love how you matted onto Black and then changed the look completely by cutting in half and arranging in a different manner, into The Aperture and then The Frame on top, adding Tulle, Twine, Fabulous Classic Rose, love how for a change you've added Mica Powder around the edge of your Sentiment, then to finish off with The Fabulous PVA Ivory Faux Pearls.
I Couldn't go without saying anything about The Awesome Second Card we're lucky to see,
I Truly Love The Teresa Collins Paper you've used and then adding my Favourite Product (well one of Many) The Mica Beads, then you stamped your Beautiful Belle Of The Ball onto pattern paper it looks Just Fabulous I Love The Sentiment where you've used The Italian Frame.
Sue you are one Extremely Talented Lady and I'm in Awe of you, I can't Thank You enough for your Hard work and Thank You For The Truly Brilliant and Informative Video, Thank You For this Brilliant Blog.
Sue On A Personal Note: A Huge Thank You From Myself For The Daily Inspiration You Bring To Me I Can't begin to tell you how much I Appreciate It, Thank You so very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards today
the ball gown is gorgeous off to watch the video now before I go out. Looking forward to tomorrow's
surprise.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You are spoiling us today with two cards but its such a treat to see what you have done with your dies and stamps. Both cards are beautiful but for different reasons. You could leave the flower off for a male card and the second one is very stylish. I would be over the moon to get a card like this. Must go and have a practice with the ballgown. Take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Brooke b said...

Two beautiful cards,love the ballgown . Can't wait for tomorrow's surprise. xxxx

Lilian said...


Hi Sue, two lovely cards today, will watch later,am wondering what tomarrow will bring, good to have something to look forward to. Lilian

auscrafts said...

2 lovely cards today

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue great video and two lovely creations today, thank you x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Will watch the video later, but love your second card!
Pam congratulation on getting the cast off! Lots of hard work with physio now.
Happy crafting, Gail Cx

Anne Crawford said...

Two gorgeous cards! The video is tremendous ,really enjoyed watching it, I keep being amazed by your imagination , truly wonderful!
Great news about Robbie and also yourself ,bet it feels a relief to get the pot off.
Thankyou Myra P. The family got home to Edinburgh safely ,although it was a long journey as they had to go round by Dundonnald.
Missing you Norah, the blog is not the same without your stories, please get better soon.
Hugs to all xo

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such beautiful cards love them Jean Z xx

Muriel Kelly said...

2 beautiful cards today again, the video is really helpful. I am set up to play tomorrow with my new dies that I haven't had a chance to use for 2 weeks since I got them. If the shimmer flakes, micro beads, bevelled glass striplet and fretwork mask arrive tomorrow too it will be a fun week end. A surprise on the blog too !!

Muriel xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards especially the first one, looking forward to checking your blog tomorrow.

Michele.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, just watched the video, love what you did with the dies and the micro powder, makes a stunning card! Love the second one too. Love Jean xxx

val jones said...

Love this card Sue and looking forward to viewing the video later.
Love Val in Spain x

nancyd said...

Hi again Sue, just to say fab video.
Nancyd xx

Joan D said...

Surprise surprise! Love them.can't wait! Both the cards today are really stunning. Will watch video later. Xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, 2cards today we are very spoilt. I love the videos and watch them several times, each time getting something new. The ball gown is great. Would love to own a dress like that, or indeed have somewhere to go that would need a dress like that, somehow cannot see me in it at the supermarket. Can't wait for tomorrow's surprise.

Love Rosemarie xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards, I adore the first one though, xxx

Virginia Davey said...

Lovely cards look forward to watching video later, looking forward to tomorrow surprise. Have a great day everyone.

doreenj said...


Two lovely cards again, can't wait for tomorrow's surprise!!!



Doreen x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue,
Two cards for the price of one plus a video you spoil us. You are teasing us again can't wait for tomorrow.
Keep crafting.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card thank you
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue that is some card! Great video - thanks - love the way you did the double frame and a good bit of work for the centre section - then - chop!! And didn't it just work so well? Don't have any of these dies (except the roses) but could perhaps improvise. Know I say this to the point of being annoying - but LOVE the embellishment.
Great second card, too, and wonder what tomorrow will bring.

'P' in Wales

Pam - guess such a relief but just take it easy now.
Hi to Sally-Ann!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another great day two cards, both lovely but I think the first one would be my choice. A surprise, now what can that be.
Will watch the video later.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

The card on the video is absolutely stunning, Sue. I really don't know how you come up with all these ideas. Thank you.

Anne (Northampton)

Lacelady said...

Morning Sue - how nice of you to give us a bonus card (which is beautiful). Off to watch the video now, to see what we should have had in pics. (Love it that you are human too, lol).

karenlotty said...

Two lovely cards will have to watch video later Gor to get off to work How I hate how work gets in the way of playing!

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue and all the blog family. I love both these cards and you are so clever to create such different looks with your dies.
I am so glad you are free Pam it really is a weird feeling but a good one. Hard work with physio ahead but keep going.
I am lucky as when walking my dog he is too scared to wander too far from me. Apart from the time some great danes came into the park and when we all stood chatting Ozzie sat out in the middle of the field away from everyone. Off to take my Mum shopping today and I hope the weather holds as it is a lot easier in the dry.
Have a good day all and hugs to anyone in need.
I know you shouldn't wish time away but can't wait until tomorrow - what have you got in store for us Sue? Helen xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Good heavens, how lovely are these cards and the video is great. I think the video card is the winner by a nose! Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise.
Pam, what super news, I bet you had a great night in bed last night without the pot. You'd be able to feel the sheets on your leg and move freely, but be careful. I'm also thinking of Robbie and hope his progress continues.
Norah where are you?
Alison, do you live in or around Newcastle? You could pop in for coffee.
I hope everyone has as good a day as possible, pain and worry free, and I thank you for your kind wishes. xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card. I have the ball gown set but haven't had it out in a while. Must put the grand square dies on my wish list. Looking forward to watching the video and seeing whats in store tomorrow. Hugs Heather.x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, I love it, looking forward to seeing hat is coming tomorrow

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great video and cards. Love the centre cut on the first card, it shows off the beautiful edge left by the die.
Donna Jones

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I happy with todays offerings the 1st card is stunning and the second one is just perfect as I have a dress card to make for my sister in law thanks so much for the inspiration cannot wait to get started on it ,thanks again Sue, hugs Sarah xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
The dress card is not for me Im afraid but the first card is lovely.
Intrigued as to your surprise tomorrow.
Have a great day.
Ang x

lilygee said...

Love the belle of the ball card - beautifully put together
Lilygee x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - your video today is brilliant and you never cease to amaze me with what you do with dies. The card is so beautiful. I can't wait for your 'fun day' tomorrow! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

The video card looks beautiful (will have to watch later)

The second card is gorgeous I love square cards and the frame is so elegant really like the dress stamp and the swirly pearls and felt flowers.
Looking forward to the fun tomorrow............

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

June Horrocks said...

Love the cards sue beautiful. Thank you for sharing love to all June xxxx

iReneM said...

Another excellent video tut, Sue, and a beautiful card.

Great idea 'chopping up the die cut.

Also LOVE the 2nd card.
Lovely colours, gorgeous dress and beautiful finishing touches :)

x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Just had to pop back to say how much I enjoyed today's video. As usual full of new ideas I especially loved the idea of using the mica powder around the edge.
Thank you
Hugs x
Heather T

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
B ut you have given us two extra treats of beautiful cards just stunning ,
Will watch the video over a nice cuppa later
Take Care
Elaine H X

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue & all, two gorgeous cards today & so different! I love them both !
Janette xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Both cards are stunning and thank you for the amazing video, the sentiment back at you Sue. love the aperture technique and the trimming of the dies, the soft detail of the sentiment really pops, the flowers and tulle are scrummy. The dress on the second card is so elegant. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Pam great that the pot has gone, you will feel so much better with more freedom, but don't overdo it and take care, hugs to you and Robbie.
Ita thinking of you, gntle hugs.
Welcome to the blog Sally Ann, it is the best and a great community.
Lynne M you made me smile yesterday, your divas are so funny, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Cameeli and Norah hoe you are both OK, missing you, gentle hugs.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Steph, Jeane D, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Myra P, Maureen K, Tres, Juie and Lee, Wheely Bad, Sandra, Mrs B, Heather T, Brenda L, Angela W, Maria A, TOB Theresa, Nanna Tina and of course or Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue really enjoyed the video and the techniques.
must try them some time .
loved the first card.
Marion H

Debbie Tinks said...

2 lovely cards Sue....happy crafting and have a lovely day ... x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards today, I have Teresa Collins paper pads and use them a lot, her designs are gorgeous. Will have to watch the video later, off to the hairdressers for her to work miracles. Will catch up on everyone later. Take care, Jess x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 lovely cards. I like the idea of using the dies in different ways. Great video
Denise X

weefortune said...

Hi Sue Stunning CArs, I wonder whats in store for us all tomorrow!! Elaine x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

I loved the new video and the technics were so easy to follow, now i must try and use some of my dies the way you have done yours.

Loved the ball gown card, so elegant and pretty. You are spoiling us today with two cards.....TFS....xxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and everyone, oh two for the price of one today I love it. Just watched the video, amazing, I could sit and watch your video's all day long, so many tips, techniques and hints besides all the beautiful creations, I will certainly have a go at this one, I am truly privileged and honoured to belong to your blog, and I know everyone else will also feel the same.

Pam what happened about your cast?

I am late on today because I could not sleep in the night so got up about 2am and did some things on my PC, then went back to bed about 5am, so didn't wake up again until late, so going to have my breakfast now, thanks to hubby. Have a great day everyone, keep safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW two fantastic cards today - with creations like these you can forget to take a photo anytime...
Love the dress card, on first glance it looked like a picture in a frame.
Can't wait for tomorrows surprise -you are such a tease.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Rose in Chester said...

Oh, forgot,
the second card is lovely, too, just in a different way.
But the card with the French dies is more versatile - with some tweaking even males would appreciate it.
Hugs, Rose

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue.
Love the video today, and the two cards of course. How do you come up with such fantastic ideas for using the dies? Brilliant. Thank you. Have a great day.
Diane x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Two beauties, will watch the video in peace later!

Roller skating again today. Macaroons came out well would be fab as a gift in a handmade box. Thinking of doing Roald Dahl theme boxes of them!

Too many crafty ideas not enough time xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love these cards today the dress one is more like a picture in a frame.. will watch video later.
Hugs to everyone
CraftyJacq
XX

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
AGAIN, don't know where my first comment went to....... so here it is again:
Absolutely exquisite card, it has the "Sue Wilson elegance" BIG TIME. The dies are lovely and when I saw this card before I'd been wondering which dies you used (and not getting anywhere). Well, now I know. What a good idea.
I love the composition and the roses (mine still don't look as good as yours), everything is just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards again Sue can i have some of the part of you that comes up with these fantastic idea`s please,makes my day seeing what you have each day for us thank you Linda x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Both cards are great but the dress card is stunning. X

Robin said...

I just love the bonus dress card!

Laura O said...

2 stunning cards today ,look forward to tomorrow your surprises are always good ha ha .Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Love, love, love the posted card - that dress stamp is on my wish list. Will have to wait to watch the video later when I have more time. What have you got in store for us tomorrow .....
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Take care. Claire

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the video and the card. Also love the second card.

Susan White said...

Great video, and I do love how you cut up the dies to give different designs and ideas. Look forward to the surprise tomorrow!! Susan x

Pam said...

Hello June Smith, cast gone but foot and ankle too swollen for boot so have splints. Now have to try walking on foot with aid of crutches but foot doesn't feel like it belongs to me, but it is progress. Thank you June x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, both beautiful cards, especially the second one. The dress is gorgeous. The stamp set is on my 'must have' list.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wow you are such a whizz with dies....today's card is tunning and tomorrow's card looks equally as stunning....can't wait...you're such a tease!
Great video.

Pam I'm so pleased you have now had yor cast taken off it must be such a relief. Hope the splints help you with the rest of your recovery and hopefully you'll be back on two feet . My best wishes to Robbie I do hope the bone graft worked and it's such good news that he has had the neck brace off. All these steps are so good for him and hopefully he carries on with more improvement.
Hugs to all who are in need of them and I hope you find much better days ahead.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

two lovely cards sue, I especially like the dress.
So surprise tomorrow can't wait.
Regards
AudreyO'brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Jess Watson said...

Hi again, back from hairdressers, as usual she worked wonders, now I have to try and do it myself!
Just watched the video how good is that, I never thought about using the mica powders to edge my sentiments, guess what I will be doing in the future.
Good news Pam about your cast, take life easy for a while and don't push yourself too much.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Lindsay Martin said...

Two lovely ones today as always Sue. Thanks so much.
Pam so pleased you have your cast off, just take care.
Norah, hope you start to feel better soo and are back with us.
Lynne, hoping your divas behaved themselves this morning!
Jackie, ooh pastry day tomorrow!
Love and hugs to all including our newbie Sally-Ann xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Beautiful Cards Sue!

Love the dress one, so glad you've given it, it's day on the blog.

Thanks for another fab video.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. This sentiment comes back to you Sue from me.
You have started to boost my lack of confidence by giving us your time with video tutorials. I do try to look at my dies in a different light, by turning and cutting. People look at me amazed when I look at them amazed when they pass comment on my cards at market, but I dont always see what they do ! So you are helping my work to grow and I cant thank you enough.
Today's cards are so beautiful. I have none of the dies or stamps but I know I can improvise with what I have. Cant wait to see our suprise tomorrow : )

Pam Im so pleased to read you are now potless love. Get thise muscles working and plenty of moisturiser.
Barbie - Im an imposter ! We moved here 4yrs ago to be near our only daughter (Brummie born n bred) and NO we dont talk like toise fools that try to immitate us lol. So no family or friends (apart from Lyn at the shop) whom I saw yesterday : ) thank goodness for crafting or I know for certain Id go mad as I do need friends to care for ! My cardstock and dies are my friends - sometimes lol !
Cam where are you ? Im missing you. Hope all is well.
Lynn loved your story yesterday, thanks for making me laugh out loud
: )
To Pam, Barbie, TOB, Tina E, Margaret, Janet, Julie et al plus those that have time to shiw you really care this sentiment goes to you also.
Trying to get comfortable to 'work' but its not happening, my interest has wained a little and I dont know why !
Time to take tgat awful medicine, find sime comfort and shake some ooomph into myself and get cracking ( I have to smoosh with some dies LOL)
So I will send my love and heartfelt cuddles to you Sue and all my lovely ladies. Welcome Sally- Ann. Enjoy this wonderful site.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

I'm loving today's card and the additional one is just beautiful. I'm really intrigued as to what you have in store for us tomorrow and will definitely be stopping by to find out what it is. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning cards. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue,
Love the cards especially the second one.

Take care, Evis McCarthy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are really beautiful. I am going to watch the video for the first one again in a minute. I love the dress one too - the colours are gorgeous. Can't wait for the surprise tomorrow!
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, will be watching the video in a minute, you are a tease, what more can you have up your sleeve?

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, sorry just a quick visit today. Will watch the video later as I am interested to see what you did. Gorgeous cards as usual. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love it when you spoil us but, "don't you do that everyday?"
Wow, that dress on your second card is beautiful, just wish I had somewhere to go in order to make it for real. As for the video I have just got my cup of tea and am going to settle down to watch it. The photograph looks lovely. Love Pauline A xx

rachel said...

stunning work Sue - wonderful cards - I especially love the second one - fabulous xx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Love the split aperture card, another idea I wouldnt have thought to do. I do enjoy each video very much. The Belle of the Ball is just darling, such a pretty Birthday card, love it. The micro beads really dress it up even more.

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Wow! Just wow! Fantastic video Sue x "Thank you so much" for these wonderful tips and videos on how to do these gorgeous cards. Everything is explained wonderfully and seeing how you do it on video gives you the chance to keep pausing and going back. You are It's also been good to have a two-fer! They're both beautiful, thank you! xx Hoping you and your family are fine Sue. Sending love and hugs to you and your family Sue and also to all the Wilsonettes who need love and a hug today xx Take care Sue and everyone xx fantastic news on Robbie Pam. Wonderful about the donor bone. My brother Mick had a donor card to use anything and everything if anything happened to him. Needless to say it was honoured by all the family to go ahead. What a selfless act by thinking of others. xx Helen, don't worry, we all go through these things sometimes. It's just lovely to know that each and every one of us are being thought about and are being sent a cyber hug and love to make them feel better. Knowing that you have the wonderful support of every Wilsonette here is something to be treasured. It's the most wonderful blog ever! Always here for you and anyone else too xx It's wonderful to read your fur babies adventures again Lynne. You clever girl using "breakfast" to entice back! Lol! Norah, hope you're okay xx Roll on for this surprise tomorrow Sue! Can't wait! xx Love Karen xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I'm just off to watch the video but had to comment on the 'backup' card before I do...it looks like a framed picture, it's beautiful xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful design and colours Sue and a great video too. I wonder what you're going to surprise us with tomorrow - something beautiful no doubt! Pat x

SHARICA said...

Love both cards especially the one with the ball gown .. xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards today, we are very lucky. I will watch the video later, Thursday is my 'clean all' day, I'm just having a rest and a coffee !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards today,we are all so lucky.

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
You are so right. It is a beautiful card and the video is really easy to follow too. I don't have a lot of the dies you used but like you said you could try it with anything you do have. Amazing how one cut can change the whole appearance.
I'm really tired today so I'm off for lie down. Take care everyone.
Lots of love
Jo xx

terrie said...

It amazes me what you do with those dies...such a great idea and so many ways of using them...Thank you for sharing these tips...
Two stunning cards.
Well done Sue

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a tease you are, can't wait for tomorrow. Two lovely cards today, I will watch the video later at home on the laptop.

Just to let you know that dianeandchipps has had an accident and broken the bones in her foot. She is in hospital at the moment so may not be stopping by the blog for a while.
Frances

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Sue from Wiltshire said...

Both stunners. Love the video with great ideas to try with some of the other dyes, wish I could buy them all!

SusanP, Kent said...

Two wonderful cards today! The first is the epitome of elegance and the second is so 3D I lost count of all the layers! It gives the effect of a diorama. Have to admit I'm falling behind on the videos, hope to catch up tomorrow.

Micky French said...

Love both the cards today Sue they are both stunning
Looking forward to tomorrow surprise
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Great video, both cards are beautiful. The techniques you have shown us today will enable to swap and change the dies we own. Many thanks. Best wishes to all.
Vanessa x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Both cards very stunning,my favourite is with the wonderful dress.Might like them equally after watching the video. Thank you Sue for all your hard work!
I have lost one day somewhere,keep thinking it is Wednesday.

Lynne-if you making any"paws for thoughts" can we have them with your little furballs on them,Love to see them.Tihi how naughty are they sometimes....
Pam-good news you now cast free,take it easy! and good news about Robbie too.
Norah-hope you feeling better soon,we all miss you!
June- sleepless nights is a typical ritual and I'm walking around like a zombie. Unfortunately my cardmaking suffer and I got so many b-days coming up ,end of August and Sept.Got to get the mojo back! Looking like the summer over ? Have a nice evening,
Warmish hugs to everyone !!
Maria x

Pam said...

Fluffy at, please give my best wishes to Dianeandchips, having just had my cast off yesterday I can fully sympathise with how she is at the moment. Hope she starts to feel better soon.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two more beautiful cards, I have just enjoyed watching your video. Thanks. SueL x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the card today and the video was great. Added more items to my wish list.

Great techniques and shapes on this card, thank you for sharing it with us Sue.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Annie said...

Fabulous video, Sue and a fabulous card, love the turned around die cuts, a typical Sue clever move!
The second card is lovely, dress is gorgeous!
Hugs Annie x

Janice K said...

Oooh two cards, what a lovely surprise. Great video which makes us look at our die collections in a different way. Both cards are gorgeous, I couldn't choose between them.x

Jane said...

Beautiful love both love both card.

Jane xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
2 great cards and a super video, I love how you mix your dies. Looking forward to tomorrow to see what you have in store for us
Norah missing you hope you are ok
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two super cards today,but will have to watch the video later. Mind you I have a few stacked up. Must try to have a fe hours to myself to catch up. I also have recording to watch as well. I love the baalgown stamp. Must put this on my wish list. That's growing by the day.
Pam I'm glad you've got rid of your pink friend. Lots of exercise now to build up your muscles.
Hugs to Lancs Steph, wish I was closer to give you a hug. Try not to do to much.
Norah and Cameeli, I'm missing your daily musings, hope nothing unto ward has happened to you both.
Special hugs to Sue and Sanda, and hugs to all in need of one today.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Great video! Such a clever way to use the dies . We learn something new each day! Love both cards but the one on the video is my favourite. What are you getting up to tomorrow? At this rate this week I'll be one of the last to find out.
Going to Godalming tomorrow to friends for the weekend . After a weeks crafting with kids I think I'll sleep all the way!
Pam - hope you had a good night without the "pot".
Norah - hope you are ok. Missing you and sending hugs to make you feel better. x
Dawn - I would just like the figure to fit in the dress! You made me smile.
Barbiepinkfairy - you are having a fun summer holiday.
You'll be on Bake-Off next!
Lynne - your doggie tale made me laugh - our Labrador used to sit and gaze at a drawer each night at 10 pm as she got a few doggie chocs at that time every night!
Ita - hope you got on alright yesterday.
Clare W - hope the A game went with you and that you had a good day!
Steph - hope you feeling a bit better now. Sending a hug.
Sending love to, Lynda, Tina E, Wheelybad, TOB Theresa, Julie Laz, Sandra, Brenda, Sheila, Margaret, Anne, June, Alison, Lindsay, Tres, Heather T and a special welcome to Sally Ann.
Love Myra

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
We are really spoilt today and can't wait for tomorrows surprise, but I am sure we will love it whatever it is. Love both cards today and I am going to try and get some me time today in my craft room. Looking forward to watching the video later.
Love and hugs to everyone,
Dawn Searle xxxxx

janet said...

I'll watch the video tomorrow , all being well. I like the video card the better of the two - it is very pretty. I don't think I have many of the 'ingredients' but I'm sure I could improvise!!
Thaks Sue.
Hugs Janet

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, you've spoilt us today showing two cards. They're both beautiful but I like the video card better. Just proves you have to play with the dies and think outside the box. Thank you for teaching us all these tricks. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Such a gorgeous card. So classy and elegant yet again. Love the microbeads background and the colours too.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today thank you, love how you have divided the die showing us to look at them and use them differently . And the dress card is so elegant hugs to you Sue xx
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda, and everyone xx
Jean D
Xxx

TOB said...

2 Gorgeous cards. Love the first one for its complexity and the second for its simplicity, opposites of each other. Hope everyone is ok. I don't want to mention names too much as I would be beside myself if I left anyone out, am not great at remembering. So hugs to all, special hugs to all those that need it I am here if anyone needs an ear just like you did for me. Love Theresa x

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes wow 2 fer & a video your spoiling us again,I loved the video it was amazing what you do with your dies then you go & cut them in half to make a totally different look your inspiration has helped me so much with my cards, but still have to look at my dies in different ways & try new things I thank you for that Sue. I love the second card so girly the dress form is so pretty & the background lovely. Now looking forward to tomorrow's surprise. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sally Ann Welcome to the Wilsoette family & the best blog Hugs Lynda xx

Fluffycat oooh ouch hope Dianeandchipps is not in too much pain sending her BIG GENTLE HUGS Lynda xx

Lynne M you do make me smile with your fur babies tales I just love reading them, Daddy's little princesses
Ha ha,Love n hugs Lynda Annie & Bambi xx

Helen sending you gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Pam so pleased your pot free please take care & Big Hugs for you & Robbie pleased he's making good progress he's a brave young man love Lynda xx

Clare W hope you enjoyed ladies day at golf hugs Lynda xx

Norah missing you hope your ok
Camille missing yo too hope your ok sending you both gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Steph sending you Big squishy Hugs you sounded a bit sad today hope your ok Love Lynda xx

Sending BIG HUGS toAll above & Sandra,Yorkielass,Lindsay,Margaret corgi owner, Myra P,Tina E, Tress,Tandy,Magpie,Janet Ecco,Wheely Bad,Hazel,Tob Theresa,Mareen K,Brenda L,Jean D,Julie Laz & Lee,Mrs B,Nanna Tina & Sue Love Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi again Sue, I love the dress card. About to watch the video for the other. Looking forward to tomorrows surprise.
Hugs from
Annie.B(Irchester) Northants. xx

lynda said...

Sorry sending Ita big Hugs hope your ok Lynda xx

Barbara said...

Two fantastic cards!
The video is so helpful and really makes you think about using your dies in different ways. The second card is so beautiful and looks like a decoupaged picture in a frame, so pretty.
Looking forward to the blog hop tomorrow from Creative Expressions. Also Julia has two shows on C&C what a treat!!!!!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I'm really quite pleased that you forgot to take the photographs! This way we get to see two cards! Both are lovely and I think my favourite is the original. Intrigued about tomorrow - you do like to tease sometimes!

Maureen, I actually live just south of Durham at Ferryhill, but thanks for the offer. Had a rubbish day today - got absolutely soaked to the skin twice - couldn't believe it! It's a good job skin is waterproof that's all I can say! Pam, really pleased that you've got your pot off at last. Just take is steady though, you don't want to do any more damage. Lynne, I really had a good laugh at the pesky critters' antics of yesterday! Their stomachs always get the better of them though. Is your hubbie cottoning on to the fact that they are not as perfect as he thinks?! Cameeli and Norah missing you both. Steph hope all is well with you. Love to all above and Lindsay, tres, Myra, Julie, Gail and anyone else I've missed. Love Alison xx

craftynanna said...

hi sue, well what a treat for me you doing the dress off the belle of the ball stamp set, my stamps came this morning so am well pleased, thank you so much, the video is brilliant and shows just how versatile the dies are and both cards are lovely, i am wll into my c cards now i have prepped for six christmas tree ones, the one were you glue several trees together and i have tweeked four by making the top layer of two in gold and two in silver, i will finish them tomorrow and then my peace die and let it snow die will be here, so busy, busy as i am of to the charity shop on sat. sue thank you for the note on robbie i am up to date, i don't comment on personal issues but i do read them all, i myself have a unoperable blood clot on my spine as well as
spinal stenosis so i do know what pain is like having it 24/7 and taking a shed load of pills, next stop is morphine patches but i don't want to go there just yet love to all J

Diane said...

Hi Sue just watched the video and my heart was I'm my mouth when you chopped that beautiful piece up after all your careful layering but the effect is stunning. Loving the gold and black. The dress card is lovely too aren't we lucky thank you. Looking forward to the surprise tomorrow when hopefully life will slow down again. After a long day yesterday we were up early to collect exam results (AS levels so another year to go). Emma did really well getting B grades so we can start the university visits knowing her results to hopefully get good offers. Take care Sue and enjoy your evening. Love Diane G xxx

Pam thank you for your kind comments , yes have got some lovely memories of my uncle and met his 8 children many for the first time so more cousins to add to the large family!!! Take care of yourself xxxx

Dianeandchips oh no poor you how awful. Thinking of you xxxx

Dawn Holben said...

Another great video and the card is another stunner.
I love the gold and black as it makes it look so rich and luxurious.
I have just added some more of the new dies to my wish list lol
Absolutely love the second card too.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a TWO- FER we are so lucky, Thank you. The video and cardu are fantastic. The second card is georgeous Love them both.
Hope everyone is okay.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Sandra hope you had a lovely birthday.

Norah sending you a big crafty hug LOL

Steph, thought of you today, used the dreaded !!! flakes with granddaughter she thought they were brilliant - but I had to keep telling her - touch them gently and DO not to breath on them. It was lovely, because I felt that I was opening doors and she was like a big sponge just soaking up all the details. That's the pleasure you get working with children. LOL

Pam, take it a day at a time - carefully!!! Big hugs to Robbie you should all be so proud of him ( I am ) Love and Prayers xxx

Theresa Sweetman said...

lovely cards

Selma said...

Wow Sue. I feel like I found a gold mine. I just found you and have watched several videos and absolutely love your work. I don't want to miss a single post so have signed up to follow you. I have been looking for something new to design with and I am so excited to view all your videos and find your blog. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, fabulous ideas. One to try for me lol Gill P G

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties today

Jan Ltc said...

Oh my this took my breath away love it xx Jan

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another wonderful video. I'm so glad you made these new ones, as I have watched the two old series so many times, that I needed something new. hehe.
I love the two cards, both of them so gorgeous, you are just so good!!!

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Stunning cards. Always love your videos. Great job.

America said...

Gorgeous cards with fabulous ideas for using the dies in a different way! I love both but the dress card is a definite stand out! Your demonstrative videos totally ROCK!

Jill Berg said...

Love the christmas dies - the pine bough card is stunningly beautiful!