Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Diagonal Channel Technique

Hi Bloggers!  I love this card and I think you will too!  In today's video, I will show you a fun way to use your border die and make a stunning card that looks like you took ages, but really didn't!

As I like to say, better late than never!  Here are the winners of this week's Comment Game winners:
Helen Terry!!!
Crafty Susan!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Sept. 24th, the winners are:
Aunty Sue!!!
Sue from Wiltshire!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@ gmail.com  to confirm your address and claim your prize! 

The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Morning Sue and everyone. Another lovely card, look forward to watching video later. Congrats to all winners
Pat L, a gentle hug for your brave little granddaughter, hope all is going well.
Cheryl, a massive hug for you, will be thinking of you for Fridayxx
Tandy, sorry things are not good for you, let's hope the hospital stay has a positive outcome for you.
Txcowgirl, your girl did you proud, well done to her.
Wheelybad I would give the Facebook idea a go, I am not usually a FB fan but a little club for us would be good.
I could also help out with die cuts for anyone in need.
Love and hugs to all, keep well. Special hugs for the babies and Rory too. Norah, behave yourself and slow down, the garden will be there next year too. Mine has been so neglected whilst I have been out of action, lawns get cut by someone but that's all.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, love how you have used your border die.. I think I might just have to give this one a go. Hazel xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today (will watch video when hubby gets up) I love the dies and embossing folder, as you say these types of cards you can do very quickly.

I am up for the fb group Pam, let us know what you decide.

Lots of congratulations to all the winners, you are in for a real treat with your goodies.

Have a great day everyone, keep safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
another gorgeous card today.
love the colours together. x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue what a gorgeous card and a video as well we are truly spoilt. Will have to watch the video later after work. This is definitely one that my friend Carol is going to want to make at our next session. Thanks for sharing. xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Brilliant card, love the Diagonal design, must have a go at this.
Off to watch and learn how to!!
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Great video (thank you) so easy to follow, Sue. Gorgeous colours and all the elements work so well together, only have the EF but could adapt. Would love to have all the other dies but hey ho!
Well done to all the winners - bit of a Sue selection with three of them!

'P' in Wales

Hugs to Cheryl and Tandy and best wishes for ops.
Txcowgirl - a proud Mom!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, hoping to watch video later, I have the solid daisy so will have to move the open one up my list.
Did not get grass cut as just as I was about to get the machine out the rain came so let's see what next week brings.
To all who are ill, in hospital or going into hospital or who are caring for someone I send love and huge hugs to you all x x x
Congratulations to all the winners x x x
Congratulations to Dawn's daughter (Texas). Well done x x x
I too love the idea of a Facebook group and sharing of die cuts as I have bought die cuts from ebay and then gone and bought the die so its a great way to try out dies before you buy or if you just need a few.
Gentle hugs to Leo and Skylar x x x x
Norah take it easy with the gardening slow and steady wins the race as they say, sending you and your family love and hugs x x x
Pam how is the road works going, everywhere we went yesterday there was some works going on take care x x x
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you really lovely card and great video. To all the wilsonettes have a good day. Take care all.
Hello Pam I am on FB as I really don't know how blogs work I had to sign on in order to leave Sue a message. I can only come on line early in the morning as I have heavy family commitments.
Untill tomorrow bye for now Kitty

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card here today Sue, I really like this one. It is so beautiful yet soo simple, but oh sooo elegant with the cream and then just the blue inserts in the strip and the flowers. Really stunning work as usual.
Big congrats to todays winners too, please enjoy your prizes ladies.

Caroljsmith said...

We'll sue what a chic card just love the colours shall have to make this

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Heather Rogers said...

Gorgeous card Sue
I love the channel cards and that blue is to die for.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a great card loving the new dies and embossing folders thankyou tracyw x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, can't wait to watch the video. Love the way you use your border to fill the gap between the channels.
Congratulations to today's winners. Hugs to all in pain. Sue xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another card that looks simply gorgeous. I love how the Austrian border looks, both on it's own and when doubled up, so pretty and versatile : )
Congratulations to all of the Comment Game winners : )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat-see you Thursday:) and all my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - oooooooo - I soooo love this - it's a must try! Will watch video later - cant wait!
Clare W

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card. I bought the daisy die at the weekend so can now try this.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card absolutely gorgeous. I so love your videos it will be a treat waiting for me when I get back from work. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue.
What a gorgeous card! I love this border die and the way you have used it. Think I feel a purchase coming on! Lovely flower too. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats to the winners.
Hugs all round.

TDQ Karen said...

What a super card,, love it xx
Congratulations to all the winners

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, love how the boarder almost matches the pattern on the embossing folder, they marry well together.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, love how the boarder almost matches the pattern on the embossing folder, they marry well together.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and enjoyable video. Kind regards Joanne K x

Rosie said...

Great video! Lovely card!

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A really gorgeous card today Sue, thank you. I am going to watch the video and then make an attempt at making this one later.
I have a busy day as we run our son's eBay kettle bell business while he is France and we have twelve going today ranging from 2.5kg to 40kg in weight and I think the courier despairs when he gets a collection call from us. We have to wrap them and that it not easy either at our age. Oh well the things we do for love!
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Take care,
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the flowers and border. Congrats to all the winners x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

An absolute stunner. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning card. Looks as if it may be fairly easy to do. Will watch video later think could look great with frosty swirls embossing folder and poinsettia for Christmas.

Love to you all xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Card! I love the double border it looks very impressive , I haven't watched the video yet , but will later, I've just had a quick look at all your beautiful cards you have shown while I was away, and they are all stunning as usual!
We just got back to our daughter's house in Edinburgh yesterday after a wonderful holiday ( we had a cruise round the Greek Islands ) as our treat to ourselves for our Golden Wedding on the 3rd Oct. so we will all go out to dinner tonight and then home to Gairloch and and have another wee celebration with the family up there.
I will get time then to catch up on what's been happening to all my blog friends and see what they have been up to?
Love and Hugs to all xo

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a wonderful video! i love this card, and this technic is brilliant. You are so good at finding new ways to use the dies. Thanks for sharing that :)

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card. I love how you have used the dies. And the design is great. Off to watch the video now while it's quiet.
Take care xx

Debs A

Glennis said...

Another beautiful card - I really like this technique

auscrafts said...

Stunning card, hoping to watch video later,

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Wow! Another beautiful card. I really love these elegant cards. Will have a try at making this. Going to watch video now. Thanks again Sue for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ...
Happy crafting .. Have a nice day.. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! What a beautiful card this morning will have watch the video later as I'm packing to go home ( it's been Elvis Festival weekend at home so came away from the hustle bustle).
Hugs x
Heather T
Oops! nearly forgot to congratulate all the winners enjoy your prize. X

Angela Wade said...

Good morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, today's card is beautiful and elegant.

I too am on Facebook, although I don't use it a great deal, but would be interested in a group there.

Congrats to all the Comment winners and hugs to all, especially, Pam and Robbie, Tina (NanaTina), Sandra ( Wheelybad ), Lanc's Steph, Lynne M and 'Fur Babies', Norah, Julie & Lee and all in pain, in hospital or in need.
Going to watch video now....

Angela in sunny Dubai Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The flowers are gorgeous. Loving the colours and the flowers. Congrats to all the winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
A beautiful card. Great design and lovely shade of blue.
Have a great day.
Ang x

DMJ said...

congrats from me, too, to all the winners.

Love this card,

Doreen x

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card this morning to brighten up a dull day. I love the offset boarders it's such a great look and the blue popping out is beautiful. Have a great day love Diane G xxxx
Congrats to all the winners xxx
Txcowgirl what a proud mum you must be but such a shame you can't be there with her. Xxxx
Anne congratulations on your Golden wedding anniversary and what a lovely way to treat yourself. Xxxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - you have made my day! I have to make a card for my friend's birthday next week & this is just perfect!
Janette x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love the daisy. I have just ordered this die set so will experiment soon
Pat x

carol quinn said...

wow. so beautiful

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous
and the colour is one of my absolute favourites
off to watch the video now.
Nancyd xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A truly beautiful gift. It has everything I love about it. As you say it's simple but so so elegant and really does look as though hours have been spent in the making.It's also in my favourite colour scheme but should look just as beautiful in many colour schemes.It fits my less is more file and has already taken up its new home for future reference.

Another busy day Knit and Natter this afternoon so have to get my things ready (at least it's not my turn to demo); Slow cooker to be put on so no prep for tea when I get back. New specs ordered. GP increased the strength of one of my tablets from yesterday's visit. May fall asleep this afternoon.
Love yesterday's ideas so count me in.

Off now to do slow cooker. To all who are in pain or feeling down hope today is a better day. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Breezes said...

Another great idea - where do you get them all from !!!!

A beautiful and clever card, love the colours and the crisp freshness of it !

Well done to all the winners !!

Hugs, Rose xx

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - OMG this card is just beautiful and I'm off to shop on JS's site.
Having read toys comments I think I have missed quite a few as it seems there is a lot going on in every bodies lives. To everyone who needs hugs I send mine and hope everyone is feeling better.
Take care all Helen K xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely fresh looking card, gorgeous colours and and brilliant technique.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, what a delightful card to wake up today. I do like the colours and will watch the video later, TFS
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a nice Day.....xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card ,I have all the items to make it will have a go . love Jean Z xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, do love that channel and love the flowers too. Love Jean xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
So simple but oh so elegant...love that shade of blue and how you put the two dies together.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Sending hugs to all in need of them especially those who have ops in the near future.
Norah time to take arest after what you did to the garden.

Love Sheila xx

Chris Curry said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love the colours too. I have that border but not the daisy dies, must put them on my list. Thank you. Xx

sued99 said...

Another gorgeous card. I think the flower dies will have to go on my Christmas list.

sued99 said...

Another gorgeous card. I think the flower dies will have to go on my Christmas list.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Will have to watch the video later as I'm off to school soon. Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual.
Hugs to Lancs Steph and Norah, take it easy with the gardening Norah.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra see you both on Thursday, looking forward to seeing you both.

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Can't wait to watch your video and see how you create this wonderful card.
Congrats to all the winners.
Love Val in Spain x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card such pretty colours and a very clever design.
Will watch the video later.

Congratulations to the winners.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
When is a border not a border, when Sue demo's it!!
You just keep amazing me, straight or diagonal it doesn't matter it looks fantastic.
I didn't buy this one to begin with because I thought I had enough borders, how wrong was I, you have shown the versatility of this one so I bought it at Ally Pally!
Thanks Sue for sharing
Lorna D

Marion said...

Sue this card is beautiful love the colour and like how you have done the border and no big bow yeh.
loved the video.
Marion H

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A beautiful and elegant card. The video is great, thanks for sharing.
Was thrilled to see my name in the winners today, congrats to all the other winners.

granny sue said...

I love it, I love it. Can't wait to watch your video later. SueL

Anonymous said...

Lovely card.

Take care


Annie said...

A beautiful card, Sue, love those flowers and how you have Used the striplets, will have to give this one a go.
Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue,I haven't been on 'puter for a while so have lots of catching up to do. GOR-GE-OUS card to catch up with love it!! Thanks as always Mabex

hollyberry said...

So beautiful,love the colours.

Joanna Dickson said...

Oh I love this card Sue. So effective and now I've seen the video it looks pretty straight forward to make. I haven't got the boarders as yet but one for my wish list.
Have a great day everyone
Lots of love
Jo xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card. Looking forward to watching the video.

Sue Crease said...

Sue, what a wonderful card. You have a use for every die other than the most obvious it's great.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and video, love the channel with the border and the beautiful delicate daisies think I need the open ones as well!!
Thanks Pam, Sarah is a brave wee girl, only 7, doctors are pleased with her progress, now physio to get her back on her feet and then home
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Lacelady said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I liked the other diagonal one you did the other day. Now I'm off to watch the video. Congrats to all the winners.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card, and I think it's within my ability range thank you. Enjoy the last day of September, although you wouldn't know how the year is creeping by with all the lovely weather we have been blessed with.
Would it be asking too much for a great October too?
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a Stunner. Such a gorgeous card. Very beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a very stylish card and absolutely beautiful. Love the art deco embossing folder. Congratulations all you lucky winners! Best wishes

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Another lovely card and so elegant too. Have just watched the video, so informative, well worth watching, you give us such good tips and information Sue. Thank you. Have a great day everyone. Susi x

Crafty Nanna said...

Goodmorning Sue and goodmorning all.

Stunner, now off to watch the video.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the border die. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Ladies,
Gorgeous card today, can't wait to watch the video so will go over straight after commenting on here, thanks Sue x
I will also make time to update my blog and pop across to Cameeli's new blog too, (hope you don't mind Cam) x
I think it's fantastic to share and support each other's blogs, I love it when I get a comment, it means so much that someone has taken the time to go and look!
My only reservation about a fb page is that I would never want people to visit there and not here, I think this was bought up a while ago, at the time that someone complained about personal comments on a crafting blog! I am not suggesting that it would happen but I know how very important Sue's Blog is to so many of us, to me it's a 'life line', having the comfort of knowing that I am amongst some of the most kind, caring folk in existence and I wouldn't want that to change, at all. Maybe run the idea by Sue first.
Congratulations to all of the lucky comment game winners!
Pat & Sue (mrs B), I must have missed the message about Thursday but look forward to spending some quality time with you both.
Right, I am off to watch the video, have a great day everyone, whatever you are doing,
Crafty Hugs
Sandra xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Ladies,
Gorgeous card today, can't wait to watch the video so will go over straight after commenting on here, thanks Sue x
I will also make time to update my blog and pop across to Cameeli's new blog too, (hope you don't mind Cam) x
I think it's fantastic to share and support each other's blogs, I love it when I get a comment, it means so much that someone has taken the time to go and look!
My only reservation about a fb page is that I would never want people to visit there and not here, I think this was bought up a while ago, at the time that someone complained about personal comments on a crafting blog! I am not suggesting that it would happen but I know how very important Sue's Blog is to so many of us, to me it's a 'life line', having the comfort of knowing that I am amongst some of the most kind, caring folk in existence and I wouldn't want that to change, at all. Maybe run the idea by Sue first.
Congratulations to all of the lucky comment game winners!
Pat & Sue (mrs B), I must have missed the message about Thursday but look forward to spending some quality time with you both.
Right, I am off to watch the video, have a great day everyone, whatever you are doing,
Crafty Hugs
Sandra xxx

June Horrocks said...

Lovely card sue save the vidio till later very elegent this one thank you xxxxlove to all June xxxx

Linda Graham said...

Such a beautiful card Sue,i have the daisy die and just used it on my friends birthday card, love the colour blue card you have used,Linda x

weefortune said...

GM Sue another stunning card. Elaine x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card will certainly be giving this one a try. Will watch the video later.
Congrats to today's winners.
Take care everyone. Jess x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card today and I'm looking forward to watching your video a little today. Congratulations to all of today's winners and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty Card .. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I have just watched the video.
Everything works so well on this card. Stunning!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jill Liddle said...

Not really into bluey cards but this one today looks really pretty. The diagnal strip is a lovely change.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue,

Sorry for my absence - have been on a girly holiday in Denver, then had to catch up with things here in the UK!!!
Today's card is stunning - love it! Thank you so much for the video - it's great - I now feel confident to give this lovely card a try!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Muriel Kelly said...

Another beautiful blue and white card, love the channel with the gorgeous Austria border and the daisies.

Can't wait to be able to start making cards again, probably only a week or two

thanks Sue, love the video too, you make it look so easy

Muriel x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great looking card stunning,congrats to the winners, hugs Sarah xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is fabulous, so clean and crisp, and how clever of you to perfectly co-ordinate your clothes and the card!! lol. I'll be giving this a go this afternoon (the card, not the clothes).
I've been catching up on all the posts and Alimecca Alison - I hope your aunt is bearing up. Love to you both.
Pat L - my love and prayers are sent for your granddaughter and your family.
Pam - love to you and Robbie.
Wheelybad, I'd give facebook a go.
Anne C - congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Dawn - good luck with the kettle bells.
Sending love to everyone, too many to mention by name but I hope you are all as well as you can be, both in mind and boddy.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Thank you Sue xx

Maggie said...

Good morning Sue. This is lovely. The colours are subtle but gorgeous. What a clever idea to make the border at an angle. You are certainly a lady to inspire. Thank you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card, love the colour.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A wonderful card, love the way you have used the border such a clever idea. The flowers are on my wish list, going to put them at the top, as they are so pretty.
Thanks for another superb video.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Thanks for the video. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A simply beautiful card I will watch video later if pain eases in my head. Congrats to all the winners. Love and hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Before I forget, Im with Sandra regarding FB- sometimes these social media sites can get a bit 'iffy' it only takes just one mis-read, or 'text tone' to be taken in a way not meant, and it can cause so much upset. We are a majority of very caring people here, who would be totally lost and/or alone without Sue and Particraft, Id hate for anything to get in the way of that, whats the saying... If it aint broke dont fix it ?? Something like that I think. Anyway onto Tuesdays beauty and the card : ) you look so well and healthy on todays tutorial Sue. How you colour co-ordinate with the card which too is just beautiful and yet another fantastic way how to use your border die. Is it something you see when designing or after the process when you are 'playing' ? Like - oooo when that design is made up it will overlap to look totally different, or - wowzer, I didnt see that in the designing period ? Oh boy Im waffling. Its such another lovely card, made with wonderful dies, and a beautiful heart.
Congrats to all 6 lovely ladies, enjoy your gift.
50 years..... What a team xxx
To all my dear special lovely friends too many to name (you are so special) sending bouquets of hugs and painfree cuddles.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
wow what a beautiful card love the blue and white makes the design/flowers really stand out.
cant believe i have won a card so so so pleased this has cheered me up.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xxxx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous - can't wait to watch how it's done :)

Looney Laura said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card. The colours
are really lovely.
Regards Evis McCarthy.

Susan White said...

Very pretty card again Sue - will try to watch the video clip later, as the sun is shining and I'm off out for lunch!! Susan x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, another fantastic video and beautiful card, Love all of the dies you have used and the clever way you used the border die must try that one, love the colour, I just love it all. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration it really is appreciated.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners - enjoy LOL.

Hope you are having a good day Sue, We are just off to Oxford Street to look at kitchen appliances. Life is full of exciting events isn't it!!!!!!

Take care love Brenda xxx

Pat L, so please Sarah is making good progress, hope the physio goes well.

Sandra, enjoy your time on Thursday with the girls, love to you all.

Anne Crawford and Mr C Congratulations on your golden wedding anniversary on 3 October. Sounds as if you're celebrating well - WOW A cruise and with family in Edinburgh, then another party in Gairloch. (A really beautiful part of the country) hope you and everyone have a great time.

Sending hugs to to everyone in this lovely family especially those in pain or feeling sad and lonely, anyone if you need a hug i'm sending you a cyber hug now LOL

Gail said...

Another fab technique to try - luv it xx GailT xx

Lesley Cann said...

Love the card and look forward to watching the video later.

Jackie Whiteman said...

Such a pretty card, lovely colour choices - fabulous!

This Crafty Mummy said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love how all the elements combine together. Since seeing your demo on Sunday, and close up seeing the quality of your cards, I am determined to try some of the techniques you share with us. Cathy x

Vie Carter said...

Good afternoon all

Love this design

Sue made me this new flower at Ally Pally and I bought the die, I sat down for a coffee and got chatting to another crafter, showed her my flower and she then went and bought the die too!

I have not stopped using it since

Congrats to all the lucky winners


karenlotty said...

Another Must Try Made my very first channel card the other day using a bracket die and was thrilled with the results Thanks as alway for your inspiration, crafty knowledge and help

Jill Berg said...

Great card - i brought the border set today so can't wait til it arrives

Rach83 said...

Oh Sue, this is just delightful! I love the colour, border and you've also used my favourite embossing folder of all time! The flowers are lovely too.

I'm itching to start using my new Sue Wilson Christmas dies but I must tidy my new craft room first! Boo!

Rachel x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, wow lovely card, love it, I'm making this one thanks for sharing, crafty hugs Julie xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and a brilliant technique sue
Will watch the video later when I get back in
Where do you get your inspiration from ?
Take care Sue
Theresa x

Maxine T said...

Very nice in blue and white, great use of border dies, thank you sue. Maxine T

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, Such a lovely card today. I have purchased the daisy dies and I can't stop using them. They really set off a card. Beryl xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
love the card, will watch video later. I'm late today had to take my hubby to the docs he has not been week for a couple of weeks now. We have X-rays and blood test on Friday to do next.
On reading your comments Pam I think a close FB page for Sue followers would be really good.
Gail Cx

Gail said...

That should read not been well.
Gail cx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Thanks to you for bringing us such a lovely card. That blue card is beautiful, I really must try and get some. I have the Austrian dies but not the Delicate Daisies, these have been on my wish list for ages but I think I will have to move them up a few places they are so pretty.

Anne C - Many Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. Glad you enjoyed the cruise and you still have a party to look forward to! We share the date but I am 6 years behind you. Not having much family our celebrations are usually low key but if we make it, God willing, I think we will probably be looking to have a nice meal out with friends. I know I wouldn't get the OH on a cruise much as I would love to go on one:-)

Wheelybad - A closed group FB page is a good idea but setting one up and administrating it is a big job. It could be a useful tool for people to exchange ideas, post pictures of their creations and easily swap details of dies/die cuts but I would like to think that everyone would still visit Sue's blog every day. I know I would.

Anonymous said...

I love this card and will have to buy the flower dies - hopefully Colemans will have them in stock on Saturday - see you there.

Anne (Northampton)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue love this border channel card. Will have to have a try.

IVY Cheong said...

Afternoon Sue,

Another stunning and elegant card. Beautiful as always.


Ivy ling xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette Angels,
Sue, a bone to pick with you Ms. I know i come on to your site because of the beauty you bring to my life and i think i can say that about the other Wilsonettes too. I come back because of the friendship that you and my angels give me, for the sun in the darkest of days. I don't come on for what i can get and i don't think the others come for that reason either. We were the lucky ones that found your site and found friendship in a beautiful person from America, so please never ever apologise for card or comment giveaways again that either are delayed or cancelled for a very good reason. Steph i need you and my Wilsonette Angels to back me up in this please as i do think we are all the lucky ones.
Todays card is beautiful Sue in the blue and white. I am really enjoying the channel cards as they do look so different from normal. What a stunning blue that you have used today Sue, really vibrant. The tiniest of blue border around the layers just sets each off to perfection. And the daisies, well i love the daisies as they remind me of Livingstone Daisies in the garden that show their wee faces when the sun comes out.
Oh Pat L, what wonderful news that the wee one is on the mend. She must be doing so much better for them to let her out of the ICU. What a brave wee lassie she is going through 2 operations in the one week. Glad that the wee fella has perked up seeing his sister and mum and dad. Sometimes that can be the best medicine in the world. Sending hugs to your family just to let them know that they are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope that you are feeling better Ita and finally on the way up again flower.
Cheryl, my thought and prayers will be with you on Friday. You are a brave young woman that will beat this horrible disease. I would give you my strength but i think you will actually do better with your own as mine is almost non existent at the moment. ((Hugs)).
Wheely, it is amazing just what a sander will do to those floor boards, it will bring them up like new for you and a coat of varnish or wax(but it needs constantly done) will finish them off perfectly. I am in on the FB club group flower if that is ok, although i am not one for sitting on FB and writing up all the nonsense that my friends seem to write about.
Tandy, i hope that when you are in hospital that they can help you and give you back some sort of a life filled with hope instead of the misery that it seems to be the now for you. Sending you hugs flower just to say hello and good luck.
Well done to all last weeks winners, i know you will enjoy your prize when it comes to you.
Dawn Searle, talk about enforced exercise, i don't think you get much more enforced if you tried just trying to lift those things. I bet some days you find muscles that you forgot you had, don't you?
Anne Crawford, many congratulations on your golden wedding anniversary. I wish both you and your husband a lot of love and best wishes on reaching such a wonderful anniversary.
Gail, sorry to hear hubby has not been feeling great, I hope that they can get to the bottom of it soon and it is none too serious.
Brenda, I hope you enjoyed every minute of your girlie holiday the only downside being getting back to reality. Welcome home flower.
Doing silly thngs the now like coming in the house to tell mum what we’ve done out the back only she’s not there. Really need to get head back together as it is obviously playing truant on me again. See you tomorrow girls when I will try and get my act together more, sorry.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, must give it a try as never done a split channel before. Great video explains everything so well.
I would be happy to join a closed Facebook group if it was set up properly, would be nice to chat to other followers and not need to wait to the next day for an answer/reply.
Congrats to all the lucky winners!!!!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card and the colours really pop.
Congratulation ladies.

Sparrow said...

A lovely card - I really like these channel cards.

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, the dies are womderful and I've added more to my wishlist.

Congratulations to the winners.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I like the blue and white, it's two colours that always looks lovely together.

Thanks for the fab video.
Congrats to the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

So pretty, it's another 'why didn't I think of that?' As I've made cards with borders and skirts before. Will watch video later as I'm watching Phill on C&C!

Firstlys, I have emailed Sue with the concept behind using Facebook which is purely as a point of contact eg find the group/ page, see who wants to swap which cuts for what, use the personal messager to swap addressess OR have a closed group, and if you want to post a picture of something you made or share some ideas/ money saving tips. If it became more than that I'd think we'd all agree to end it there. I am thinking of a system to include any non Facebook users to run in parallel to this should it be wanted

And that's about it! I don't like spending ages on Facebook, and I'd far rather 'talk' to everyone here, but Facebook does have its uses, the only other one is google plus/ circles but I don't know enough about using it though I could learn. The reason I came up with it is it's a secure way to swap details without having to ask Sue to act as a go between. The email I put on yesterday in code is little used, not used for any shopping or membership to anything and has a very strong password so it was safe to put in a public place. It's not safe to put our details on here really as it could be used for any thing, we've all seen programmes about cyber crimes/ identity fraud. I don't want it to detract from the the blog at all, it's purely a convenient way to make contact. There's no other ways to do this really but it won't go ahead without Sue's blessing.

I hope I've clarified my position and put minds at rest.

Another 2nd interview today, we chatted for an hour and a half and although Billy was a little tinker at first he soon settled and was happy with her. I can see this decision being harder than choosing candidates then having the phone interviews. A days' break now and the third and last here on Thursday. Billy is asleep now, think I might join him but I'm knitting tiny 'bottle hats' for Age UK as the local branch helped me out with a list of cleaning companies that they have vetted in the past. As I'm not quite at their target group I thought I'd do something in return and it's a great way of using all those little leftovers and magazine freebies. Making the little pom poms to go on top is a pain in the seated area though! Thank goodness for dies and punches. Will be investing in pom pom makers if I need to make any bigger ones!

That's enough for today, those little hats won't knit themselves! Special hugs for Our Sue, Pat L, Sarah and their family, Leo and Skylar, Pam and Robbie, Norah and Rory, Alison, Lynda, Maria, Myra, Yorkielass June, Diane, Theresa, Janet Ecco, Sandra, Brenda, Lynne M and Fur Babies, Lindsay (hope you're ok, haven't seen you for a while, maybe as I'm posting at a different time), anyone I forgot too- I do it every time and try not to, extra hugs for you though, Hugs with very long arms, over the Seas to all the the non UK Wilsonettes, Extra big Special hugs if you're ill, in any type of pain, having treatment or recovering.

Happy Crafting

T x

Wheely Bad said...


*** Congratulations to all the winners! *** Happy hugs for you all

T x

TOB said...

Gorgeous card, great video as always.
I'm not a facebook lover, I think everyone should think very carefully before going ahead,so many things can go wrong. I love this blog and all the very special people on it.
Congrats to all the winners.
Love Theresa x

terrie said...

Great looking card...I like the tip on how to used the dies and using two of them together...
Thanks for the video...
Well done Sue

craftynanna said...

afternoon sue, a simply gorgeous gorgeous card and one i would love to try as i have the striplet die but not the EF yet which i will fix very soon, the colour and flowers are lovely too,
congratulation to all the comment game winners you will have a lovely surprise when you get your prize. regards to all J

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Love the card and thank you for sharing yourself and your ideas every day.

Love, Roz.x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Great video and gorgeous card. Love the look of the double border in a diagonal channel card. That embossing is beautiful also.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the technique and the blue is lovely

Jane Franklin said...

This is another oooh card, just love it. Thanks Sue. Luv to all jax

Virginia Davey said...

Hi Sue really love the very classy

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
A very classy card I love it.
Amanda xx

Maureen Reiss said...

Sooo pretty!!! Love how you offset the borders for a whole new look

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone ,fantastic video again Sue,love the way you used the Dies,and that blue is a lovely colour.
I think a Facebook page would be great,and in no way would it stop me looking at Sues Blog.

janet said...

Now this I do like!! Will be watching the video tomorrow and maybe giving it a go!
Janet in Kent

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue...what are you doing to me?!?!? Now I've got even more items to add to my wish list! This is a beautiful card and I think that by using red instead of the blue it would make a rather wonderful Ruby Wedding anniversary card for my sister. All I need to make it would be both daisy die sets,the leaf die and the borders lol. Not to worry though, I've got until next March to save up for them all. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Craftysusan said...

Thanks everyone for your congratulations, I was surprised and delighted to see I had won a prize. Beautiful card again Sue and thank you so much for your wonderful tutorials. xx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A clever way creating the channel card, thanks for the video. x x

Brooke Bont said...

love the color on this card.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for such a gorgeous card and fab video today. I really look forward to your video days. I love the blue that you have used to make the card with. Your Austrian border die looks beautiful, doubled up and offset at an angle. I really love the look of your Daisy dies and everything is on my huge wish list !! Your Grand Vinery dies look great to. This is a really lovely card Sue. Thanks for sharing.
Wishing you lots of love today from Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone had a lovely day today love from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry I forgot to say congratulations to all of today's winners. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Well! Where to begin! Sorry I was unable to post yesterday - the day ran away with me ! I had crafting with the children after school as well.
I loved yesterday's card. The Angel Die is lovely and you created such a lovely effect . I tried this with the poinsettia die and iced snow and it was lovely too. (got the idea from the one you did with the bough)
Today's card is just gorgeous. I love the blue and the whole effect is stunning but not too much work. I don't have that set - something else on the list!
I don't do Facebook I'm afraid so I would not get involved in that. I understand it would be helpful to some but I would be so afraid this lovely, very special blog would suffer. It would be a shame too if it split the blog or created a sort of inner circle. I don't wish to upset anyone , least of all Sue, but we have been asked for our opinion .
Wheelybad - I think it's really lovely that you have asked Sue. Happy knitting! Lol.x
Pat L - really thrilled at your good news about your little granddaughter. Do hope and pray she continues to make good progress and that the physio goes well. x
Anne - so pleased you have had a lovely holiday . Many Congratulations on 50 years together. Hope all the celebrations go well. We took friends out to lunch today - they will have been married 59 years tomorrow.
I was only 6 years old when they got married! The mind boggles!
Tandy - so sorry you having such a torrid time. Thinking of you and sending love.
Cheryl - thinking of you too! Praying all goes well on Friday. x
Txcowgirl -Dawn - didn't your daughter do well! Congratulations to her too.
Norah - you are doing so well - please don't be hard on yourself. Don't overdo the gardening young lady! xx
Sorry this is rather lengthy but Im trying to catch up!
Sending love to Sue, Anne, Steph, Julie L, Theresa,
Alison, Janet, Tres, Lynne M , Lynda, Sandra, June, Brenda L, Pam and Robbie, Leo and Skylar . Sorry if I've forgotten someone. X
Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your prizes.
Love Myra x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great shade of blue and I'm loving the daisies too.
Donna Jones

Janice K said...

Such a pretty card, love the colour and the very clever way of off setting the two border pieces to create another look. Thank you for the great inspiration Sue.x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another wonderful Video which we all Appreciate
you put so much work into your cards and your Videos i have learned so much watching them
Stunning card as always Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful channel card. loving that blue with the white, hugs xx

Laura O said...

fab card love the border and the flowers so dainty .Laura O

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue , really delicate , love those flowers,
P.s just tried to watch video but somehow can't get it to load,! Will try again tomorrow

Theresa Sweetman said...

lovely card

AnneRD said...

A lovely card and clear tutorial Sue. Anne x

Jodee Keal said...

Hi Sue....I just got around to watching the tutorial. As always, you make it look so easy! I love the diagonal channel, so different and the blue is very vibrant. I don't have that particular border die, but I reckon I could adapt it a little! Thankyou,Sue, for giving us so much of your time and talent. Jo xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and a super video. You make things look so simple! Best wishes, Anne O

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonetts, Another WOW card I just love everything about it & I'm lucky enough to have the
die's, so will give this a try I love your channel cards & the daisies are so pretty I just love them one of my AP buy's.
Great tutorial video as usual I love video days.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Pat L I'm so pleased Little Sarah is doing well & hope she get's on ok with Physio such a brave little girl having two operation's in one week,your all in my thoughts,sending you all Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Texcowgirl congratulations to your daughter you must be a very proud Mum Hugs Lynda xx

Anne & Mr C congratulations on your golden wedding anniversary on the 3rd October,glad you had a lovely time on your holiday Big Hugs to you both Lynda xx

Congratulations to all the comment game winner's
Enjoy your prizes xx

I'm with Sandra & Lanc Steph on the FB page thing .

Special Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkilass, Lindsay,Wheely Bad & Billy,Maureen K, Pauline A,Hazel,Mrs B.Pat S,Magpie,Tina E & Clair, TOB Theresa,Myra P,Tandy,Tres,Jean D,Nanna Tina,Brenda L,Janet Ecco,Julie Laz,Diane ( Dianandchips ),Cheryl B,Helen K,Meg & babies Leo & Skyla, Cameeli, Lanc Steph,Ita,Lynne M & fur babies,Beryl Frost,Gail C,
Love Lynda xx

Hugs to all who need them xx

magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Stunning! Just stunning! I love this diagonal channel technique Sue. Beautiful colour! I really do love that embossing folder....I do have the stamp though...! This gorgeous card could not only be for everyday but using different colours and dies. Your poinsettias dies would change it into a gorgeous Christmas card. Loving the idea! Great video too! "Thank you" soooo much Sue xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family xx Anne, so glad that you've enjoyed your cruise. What a fantastic way of celebrating your golden wedding! Wow, I'll say congratulations now for the 3rd of Oct! Enjoy your meal tonight and the celebrations planned when you go back home to Gxx Belinda, hope you've had a great time in Denver! xx Pat L, sending love and hugs to Sarah xx Gail, I hope your husband feels better soon and all is ok with blood tests xx Norah, I'm sure your mum is there with you, listening. I "talk" out loud too....luckily there's only myself and my husband within earshot, .....! Sending love and hugs to you. I also agree with you Norah, over you Sue. There are no apologises needed Sue for anything. Everytime we come and have a look at what masterpiece you have created, we stand in awe. We have the most wonderful surprise everyday! WE are the lucky ones to have such a lovely, warm, kind, generous, wonderful and special lady who does all she does. This is a truly wonderful and special blog. We have the most beautiful friends who are always there for each other in heart and in mind. "Thank you so so much Sue" xx Tx cowgirl, congratulations to your daughter! Wonderful! Lynne M, Lynda, Yorkielass, Lyndsey, Tres, Sandra, Cheryl, Tandy and to all our Wilsonettes who need a hug today xx Congratulations to all the winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Ann Lauzon said...

hello Sue, lovely card ...will be making this one for sure after supper. I really enjoyed the video on this one also.

Darlene4527 said...

Beautiful card! Love the blue color. I received my gift in the mail from one of your drawings. Thanks so much for the All Occasions Sentiments stamp. It will come to good use.

Jean Bullock said...

I love this card! What a great video! I am definitely going to try this method. I shall pin as usual but can't share the link as I am using iPad and can't see the url address to copy and paste it.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card today. Love the daisies and wish the open and solid petals were one die set like classic rose rather than two. The channel technique is great, going to look at my border dies in a different way now. Gx

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card. I've just watched the video and it all looks so simple when you do it Sue. I have some of the dies you've used so I hope to try the diagonal channel using a different border and flower.
Take care everyone.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous anyone would be lucky to win it. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

greendragon said...

Love everything about this one Sue.

Meg said...

Hi Sue and all,
there you go thinking outside the box again Sue - I wish I could think inside it even, as I am lacking in inspiration when I look at my crafting things. I will try out your demos when I can see my table - it is buried under lots of things from my sisters which I could not bear to part with just yet - there will come a time when I can but not just yet.
Love and hugs to all in need today.
Thank you so much to Nana Tina, Wheely Bad, Myra P and Lynda from the babies for their daily hugs. Leo is doing amazingly well, I wish you could see pics of him - he is 9 weeks old now can you believe it - hope it won't be too long before he can go home.

Blue Rose said...

Another gorgeous card, and of course I love the color. Great job.