Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Hazed Background Technique

Hi crafters!  Welcome to the first video in the new series!  This video will show you how to achieve different looks in your backgrounds as well as giving you a few ideas how to use some of the dies in the newest release!  I hope you have time to enjoy it, as it isn't too long either, an added extra bonus!  The finished size is 7 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.
Don't forget to check the blog post below this one to see if your name was drawn for one of the dies that are being given away as we still have some that haven't been claimed yet!!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Morning Sue and everyone, beautiful card today.
There will be a lot of very happy people on the blog today, thank you for all you do.
Hugs all round.

auscrafts said...

beautiful card for today ,love the colours

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, will watch the video once hubby wakes up (I am very hard of hearing so have to have the volume up loud), such a beautiful card to look at and am looking forward to the technique. The words on this are so true, thank you and all Wilsonettes for being a friend.

Have a happy Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and a big hi to Pam!
Lovely card today, makes me think of church gates, so ornate and pretty. Will look at video later.
Sue, I'm one of the sillies who hasn't claimed yet - looked at the list of winners last night and thought ooooh lots of lovely familiar names (inc fellow Welshies Heather T and Julie Laz). Had a look again this morning and there was another familiar name - mine!! Hadn't expected to see it so just didn't. Thanks Tres and all for congrats - and mine to everyone else. We are very lucky people - thanks, Sue.

'P' in Wales

Jean Bullock said...

This is beautiful. I hadn't thought of putting vellum over the die cuts. Very cool effect. I love that flower die. I must get that. thanks for the excellent video. I pinned, of course. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605806480/

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card and love the vellum idea Sue. Congratulations to all the lucky die winners, enjoy.x Thank you Sue for all you do xxx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the soft colours. Hazel x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue will be watching video later. Congrats. To all lucky die winners enjoy! JJ x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I shall watch the video later,A very busy day today, the card is beautiful. Thank you for all you do for us, take care Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue and the Wilsonettes
A beautiful card, love the design and colours.
Will watch video later as phone is not letting me watch.
To all the lucky winners enjoy your prizes x
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, this is such a pretty card especially the colour and the lovely little flowers. Will watch the video later. Tanks so much for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Cameeli xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card great video and great use for vellum thankyou tracyw x

Glennis said...

Most unusual!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, looking forward to watching the video tonight.
Congratulations to the winners from yesterday, lovely to see a few regular names amongst them. Sue xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue,
fabulous card in beautiful colours, the video again makes it all look so easy and what a great use of vellum,

I checked the list again - my name still wasn't there LOL !!, congratulations again to all who are, every one of the dies is a great prize,

Muriel x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous. A very effective technique and the colour is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

vinita jain said...

Beautiful in Lilac, love the vellum over the die cut stripes and lovely little flowers! Enjoyed your video!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes (especially our newest friends that are now joining us) Ive already left my congrats on yesterdays post, but again, Im so thrilled for you all, so lovely to see our regular friends being recognised for their devotion to Sue and her blog.
So, I sat and made my list last night - 2 as a treat for me after Sunday's market ( Sandra it will pay off) and those Id like to join my birthday and Christmas list, so as the rep is visiting my craft shop today I shall ring in my order, the rest is up to Mr L : )
A beautiful card to start the new series of tutorials Sue, thank you. I never see the glue on vellum either, its such brilliant glue.
What a great idea to chop and mount, it doesnt give us that impression at first glance, one to try me thinks.
I hope you have a lovely day Sue with some R&R thrown in along the way.
To our fellow Wilsonettes that dont feel so good, stay warm and snuggly today, wrap up warm and rest.
To those friends having to endure treatement etc my love and friendly thoughts stand by you for comfort and support.
Thanks for all you do Sue.
Love n hugs to all.
Lancashire Steph xx

Linda Graham said...

Great idea for the background Sue,how do you think of so many ideas your mind must be buzzing,i struggle with one design sometimes,thank you for sharing your creations, Linda x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Such a lovely card today. Looking forward to watching the video, and for the rest of the videos that will come along. Hope you can have abit of a rest now. Thank you for sharing all your ideas and your generosity. Hugs Heather x.

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
Well firstly CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners yesterday, especially a dear friend June Smith, who was stoked to be lucky enough to be a winner!! couldn't be more chuffed for her. I love today's card concept and look forward to watching the video later. Those dies used are stunning!! Hope you all have a lovely Tuesday stay safe and happy, Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

carol quinn said...

really beautiful card sue

val jones said...

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

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card. Look forward to all the videos with loads of ides. Thanks Sue.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I can't wait to watch the video when I get back from work later. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & great technique. Congrats to all the winners from yesterday.


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, Sue

Anne (Northampton)

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card I do love these dies and they do make beautiful cards. Mum now off to watch the video while it's nice and quite in this mad household.

Debs A xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card today. And as usual a brilliant video. I must try the vellum idea. Congratulations to all the lucky winners I am not envious, not one little bit, LOL, I know you will all have so much fun using them. I will just write a begging letter to Santa !

Thank you for everything Sue.

Love Rosemarie xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Gorgeous card. Will watch video a little later!

Congratulations again to all winners and to you Sue on success of your launch!

I will be popping to mine and Stephs crafty heaven to place my order today. Have chosen dies that I want!

Hope everyone has a good day, stay warm and craft on!

Had a good productive craft day yesterday so hoping or more of the same today!

Love to all xxx

Jayne S said...

Stunning card with an interesting technique. Congratulations to all the lucky winners of Sues amazing new dies.

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Great to see the start of the latest video tutorials, a very different approach to creating a background today! Good to see vellum have a revival too, great product but I haven't used it for years! Xxxxx
Lovely to see some familiar names in the drawer yesterday, including lovely June and Julie Laz, the next best thing to winning something for yourself is seeing a friend win xxx
Well I have a great gift today..........Pat & Sue are coming to play! Who could ask for more, see you both later ladies xxxxx
Crafty hugs to all our lovely Wilsonette family xxx
Sandra xxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the colours and the delicate design.
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today will watch the video later.

Hugs to all Annxx without an "e"

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, love the colour.
Will watch vid later,off to spend a fantastic day with Julia.
Amanda x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, love the colour.
Will watch vid later,off to spend a fantastic day with Julia.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and congratulations to all the winners for your beautiful dies. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I'm still floating on cloud nine thank you so much, 'P' in Wales I had to read it a few times before it registered lol. Thanks everybody for your congratulations.
The video won't load for me today, I had an update yesterday and my iPad has been playing up ever since so will try later. I love today's card especially because you've used Vellum. Until I discovered CE glue I couldn't find any glue that didn't show through. These new flower dies are beautiful and there are so many different flowers you are going to be able to make with them.
Hugs x
Heather T

karenlotty said...

I'm intrigued! Will have to watch video later I'm loving the card
PS if some your new dies still need a new home then I have a perfect space for them!

Saba said...

This video was well worth the wait, especially as it showcased two of your lovely dies which I have already purchased- Union Square and Dainty oval frame. Love the way in which you have used them together. Have pinned the card which is absolutely gorgeous and will be attempting to replicate it albeit with a different border as this one is still on my wish list.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Firstly, great to see your name first on the list Pam, hoping this means things are getting better for you!
Next congratulation to all the winners. Now for the card, it's beautiful , I will watch the video later with a coffee.
Gail Cx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, such a beautiful card. Love the colours, off to watch video. Congrats again to all the lucky winners x

Maryann Laursen said...

A gorgeous card here today again Sue, very beautiful indeed.

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the hazy look.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

TDQ Karen said...

So pretty, love the colours and the vellum xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great to have the videos back, will watch later.
To all of the winners enjoy your gift.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,

Great card, love the colour combo and great to see how the dies from different sets work so beautifully together...and you're right about vellum - it's something we all have in the crafty stash and then forget to use...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, I'll bet they're all thrilled to bits with their prizes


MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Super card but not sure about the hazy vellum effect as its hazing such a gorgeous background.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
It was lovely to see some regular Wilsonette Sisters in the launch gifts. Congratulations to you all.

It's fantastic to have your videos back Sue.
Today's gift is just wonderful. I love your colours and I agree with your comments on vellum. It is a lovely medium to use. Your new dies look wonderful. It's always better to see you using them. I always have a problem with dimensions and how they will look but to have you demonstrating with them shows all I need to know.
Thank you Sue for your beautiful new dies; for your inspiration (which is endless) but most of all for being a fantastic crafter and for using 'crafter speak' so we all understand crafting techniques.

Sandra - have a great day with your Wilsonette Sisters today. Just hope you get some crafting done in between coffee; gossip; coffee.
Ann Crawford - try rubbing your die with a 'tumble dryer sheet'. I had problems like this when I first started using dies and it works a treat.
Norah - my male family all know that if they insist on trying to be a brewery then on their head be it. They just get left on their own and definitely no sympathy.

It's my first Knit and Natter afternoon today since landing back so I'm really looking forward to catching up on things I've missed. Will have to get well wrapped up as although the sun is just peeping out it's very cold but dry.

To all under the weather for whatever reason hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet. x

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue and I look forward to watching the video and learning.
Congrats to those fortunate enough to win one of your fab new dies , and Sue , thank you for your generosity.
Have a good day,

Chris Curry said...

What a lovely card Sue, and no bow!!. It didn't need that with those beautiful flowers. Congratulations to all those lucky enough to have their names drawn out for the dies. Xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette friends,
What a beautiful start to your new video release Sue, a beautiful card that is so different from the rest on the block, but so pretty and the vellum is just right with it adding that finishing element just to soften but you can still see all the beautiful work underneath. Very pretty colour of card used Sue and the wee dainty flowers are just so cute. Thank you Sue for a wonderful start to today.
Well done everyone on winning such beautiful dies and i know that you will all have great fun using these beauties. It is so nice to see some familiar names as winners. Enjoy ladies.
This is a short one today girls as my M.E. is playing up something rotten the now so i will wish you all a great day. Sandra have fun playing with our friends. Sending hugs to all my Angels both on blog and not at the moment. To all our missing friends you are really missed but i hope that you are growing stronger each day.
Finally thank you Sue for making so many dreams come true for some lovely people, your kindness and generosity is so very much appreciated and to see the smiles through their comments makes me so happy for them, you are a very special friend,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Anne Crawford said...

LOVE THIS CARD and VIDEO SUE! Absolutely Wonderful! It really shows your imagination and the new dies to perfection, I keep swithering about which dies to order ( I would love them all ) I think I've made up my mind and then I see another video demo and I want those ones! I love the dainty oval and the Union square and the New York borders and so on HELP!
Anyway BIG CONGRATULATIONS! To all the very lucky winners , so happy to see familiar names in there, enjoy your prizes!
Thank you Janet , I will try the drier sheet idea, good to see your name at the top Pam, and have a fun day Sandra , Pat and Sue, I can well imagine the laughing that goes on while you craft!
Love and Hugs to all xo

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant effect with the vellum, it definitely softens the background. Flowers are really beautiful especially the small ones, cute as buttons!
I am one of the lucky winners so thank you so much, can't wait for it to arrive. :-)
Lorna D

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and great video. Fabulous idea for the background. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the lovely demo.The background technique is great.
I love the new dies you used.
Veronique L

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, BEAUTIFUL CARD looking forward to video.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, such gorgeous colours

Debbie Tinks said...

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

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty of a card i just love the style and the Sentiment is so true
I will watch the video later with my coffee .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Marion said...

Hi Sue how do you keep thinking up these things.the card is beautiful and my favourite colour too.
Marion H

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card today you have made a lot of people happy - not just by winning but all the hard work you do with your dies.
Carol x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. Will have to watch video later.
Many congratulations to everyone who won, good to see so many familiar names.
Take care everyone enjoy your day, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, will watch the video later, congrats to all the lucky winners, am sure you will enjoy the dies. A very big thank you to you Sue for all your hard work bringing us such beautiful products. Marlene xx

Pauline a said...

GM Sue, Lovely to have the videos back. I love the background technique with the vellum over it giving it a misty appearance. Congrats to all you lucky winners, enjoy using them! Hugs xx Pauline A

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and congratulations to all those lucky winners.There will be a lot of very happy people.

Robin said...

When I first looked I thought you had added a number of stripes with narrow ribbon, then watched the video and you explained about the strips - then I could easily see what you had done. Lovely Card.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today, will watch the video later as I am out all day today. Looks like another lovely technique!
Congratulations to all who won a prize...happy crafting
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Edwina Scotney said...

Good morning Sue, what a lovely card today, the background looks really interesting, will watch the video later to learn how it is done, hugs Edwina

Swiftycrafter said...

Love the card Sue, great idea for the background, so clever, enjoyed the video.
Cheers Lynne x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
gorgeous card, saw you demo this if I'm not mistaken. I love the colours and technique, so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing and giving us all this inspiration.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great video showing the very clever use of your border die and I love the look of the vellum as it adds a soft look to the card. I'm so so happy about winning one of your beautiful dies, thank you so much Sue. Your blog and videos are a daily treat.
Best wishes and a huge thank you, YvonneMayxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a very beautiful card and I love the idea of the vellum to tone the background down so that you focus on the central element,
Thanks so much Sue and the videos are always great to watch and so informative.
Hugs to those who may need them and hopefully your days will get better and brighter very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Arlene K. said...

Beautiful card Sue, as always!!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. What a way to start your new series this is a beautiful card. The technique is great with the vellum and the colours are beautiful. My name was on the list of winners and to say i am excited is an under statement so i would like to say thank you for the chance to win a set of your beautiful dies. You are a very special lady who gives a lot of time and energy to all your blog followers. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jill Berg said...

Lovely video, great technique

Congrats to all those lucky people!

Paula said...

So gorgeous, what seems to me to be a 'peaceful' card, if that makes sense? Your talent is endless, and yes, I'm so very jealous!

Paula x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Morning Sue, love, love, love what you have done and the video is a definite bonus, thank you x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous and I love the effect of the vellum. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the background have never used vellum so might have to rush off and buy some!!
Pam so lovely to see you back at the top today ans congratulations again to all the lucky winners
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !! I love how you have done the background (great technique), I love the vellum, I love the square, I love the oval, I love the camellia flowers. You can gather that I really love this card haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, lovely to see the videos back, gorgeous card as always.
I am one of the lucky winners and it made my heart sing as I have had such an awful year with my health that it was the best tonic I could have had. Thank you Sue you give away a huge amount of dies. Congratulations to all who won. Everyone is a winner on this blog as we are so lucky to have the best crafter and designer in our Sue.
Love to all, from a horrible rainy and very cold Barry Island in S Wales. Hugs Theresa x

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue.Lovely card today. The use of vellum works perfectly. Congratulations to all the winners.
Caz x

Jill Liddle said...

Another stunner from you Sue.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a tad later than usual as I hit the supermarket early this morning to miss the madness! All done now - love they way you've used the vellum and those lovely flowers - I used your trailing ivy and holly spray dies yday for the first time - they cut so well they fell out the dies! The holly is so delicate - I cut it in green and used berry twinkles in blobs for the berries and left to set over night - wow! they look fab.
Clare W

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue. I'm still buzzing after my little win. Thanks again for that.
This card is absolutely stunning. Love it. The colours are gorgeous. Something like this would never come down in my house. Truly stunning.
Hope everyone has a lovely day. Lots of crafty love
Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another stunning card. I don't know how you keep doing it. Colours are also so pretty.
Evis M.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card showing your new dies off to perfection and, of course, it's in my favourite lilac. Another good start to the video series and I think the background looks equally as good vertically or horizontally :-)
Off now to sort out my order with JS and to see how far I can stretch the pennies.

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a lovely technique, must try This one.

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a lovely technique, must try This one.

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a lovely technique, must try This one.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful! I love the use of the dies, the colours, the vellum, the flowers - I love the whole thing!
Thank you!
Love Myra xx

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, what a lovely card. I am downloading the video so that I can watch it later. I will add it to my other ones to watch over and over again especially when I have a crafting block. Beryl xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, I love the way you mix the dies and the use of the vellum, must get myself the camellia dies, love them. Beautiful card.
Di x

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning, hope all is well this frosty day, finally feels as if winter is coming. Lovely card and video is informative as usual.
Love Zena x

Kiraneries said...

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

lyndas said...

Good morning Sue& Wilsonettes,A gorgeous Card today,
I have just watched your brilliant video so pleased they are back. I love the technique with the border die then cutting it into strips for the background looks brilliant, I have some velum but haven't used it for ages so think I will try this affect ( if I can find it lol ) love the colours. I have just ordered some of your dies Sue from Joanna hopefully they won't be too long till they arrive,I had such a job choosing as I would love them all Arrrr. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anne C I use wax paper under the die to help them cut,also have used some paper or card on top as a shim hope this helps I'v not tried dryer sheets thanks Janet I will try them. Hugs Lynda xx

Norah sorry sweet lady your M. E is not playing nice today wishing you a better day tomorrow sending you Big Warm Gentle Hugs love Lynda xx

Sandra have a great crafty day with Sue & Pat Hugs all round love Lynda xx

Big hugs to Margaret corgi owner,Myra P,Hazel,Wheely bad & Billy,TOB Theresa,Jean D,Lynne M Tilly&cully,Maria A, Steph,Cameeli Tina E,tres Tandy. And to all & everyone on the blog love Lynda xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful die, love how you used the die. Love Jean xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card....& I love the technique you have used to make this card!!!
Love Sam xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, will go watch the video now :)

craftynanna said...

beautiful card done with the new dies, they are so lovely.
i am sorry i didn't congratulate all the winners of the new dies yesterday, i was sent home from the charity shop feeling quite poorly and went straight to bed i don't know what was wrong with me but felt a bit better after a sleep i think its my age lol.
anyway well do everyone i am so jealous but it must have been vethrilling seeing your name there, and i bet you will put your prize to good use, i have watched the video and it is so easy to follow thank you sue for all your inspiration. love to all, johanna

bonami2b said...

Thank you for your videos, I love the cards you make! However I do have a question, Are you making your envelopes/boxes for this size card?

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card! Thanks for the video inspiration

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a great technique and a beautiful card. The video was brilliant as always, very clear instructions and what look like a very complicated card - it all became clear and achievable. Thank you Sue.
Take care have a great day love to all, Brenda xxx

Sandra,hope you Sue and Mrs B have had a great time.

Nora, thinking of you and sending crafty hugs.

Pam, it's always good to see you up in the place where you belong hope you're doing okay LOL

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said..

Very pretty and love the addition of the vellum. Very unique design, great video.

Cathie Weary said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue. I love the way you used strips and then vellum over the top. Something else I had never thought of. Purchased your entire new collections yesterday. My Christmas gift to myself.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty. Not enough net to watch video, repaired but slow. I'm not happy but have to wait for it to settle. Not very good at all, blaming change in weather and trying to be active.

Congratulations to the winners, I shall be back when my health or my Internet connection allows!


T x

terrie said...

Very pretty card...I like the idea of the vellum to tone the color down a bit.
Well done Sue

weefortune said...

Hi sue another stunning card, what a lovely shade of blue. Hugs Elaine x congrats to all the lucky winners

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really pretty. I love the flowers.

julie laz said...

O MY GOODNESS O MY GOODNESS I'm a winner of sue,s dies thank you ever so much, I had to read it twice, it didn't sink in lol I did the happy dance only with my arms and was shouting yes yes yes.
my husband said that the way I carried on for winning on sue's blog was mad lol he said I hope we don't win the loto as who knows what I'll do lol.
I said if we win the loto i'll be getting all of sue's dies lol,
Lovely card today sue, big hugs to everyone, and sorry I went on a bit, but over the moon, crafty hugs Julie xxx

SHARICA said...

Cool Card .. xx love the cols :)

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Great idea the card looks stunning.

Margaret said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I love vellum but have always been afraid to use it.
Margaret M

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
What a splendid card today. Loved the Video too! Susi x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Beautiful card Sue and thank you again for making these tutorials for us,they are fab.

Congrats. once again to all the winners and so nice to see so many reg.wilsonettes. You still on cloud nine or doing a funny dance around the house, have fun when your new dies coming.

Sandra-hope your day been fun with mrs B and Sue,did that be any crafting done between coffee's ?Also loved reading about your family tradition's,hope they continues.
Diane-lovely to see the wedding went well.
Steph-really hope your market was good so you now can get some more SW dies? They are all fab.but which one do you get first....
Norah-Is it getting colder where you are if so wrap up warm and snuggle up, hugs to you all.
Pam-take care and hugs to you.
NannaTina-hope all goes well,hug.
Cheryl- I will be thinking of you and gentle hugs to you.
Ita- hope you home from hospital by now,hugs to you.
To everyone not feeling to good at the moment I wish you all better soon ! Take care and

Many warm hugs Maria x

Maureen B. said...

A very beautiful card Sue and thank you for your excellent video. I might have the courage now to use the vellum I have had in my craft area for about 2 years!!! Wasn't quite sure what to do with it or how to handle now I do due to you. Thanks and love the colour and the new dies. sincerely Maureen

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue must check if I have won a die not much hope but you never know love June xxxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the colours and design.

Thank you for the fab video.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Pearl said...

wow fab card Sue

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great to have the videos back! This one is gorgeous. I would never have thought of putting vellum over the background to soften it! Will certainly be using that tip in the future.
Norah, hope you're feeling better tomorrow. To everyone feeling down or poorly sending you hugs and love to everyone, Alison xxx

Su said...

Beautiful card Sue, great tutorial and you're right we do forget to use our vellum in different ways!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful effect on today's card, new technique for me to try. Congrats all the winners of the dies - you'll love'm. Got some of my ordered one's yesterday and already cutting away merrily

SusanP, Kent said...

Great video Sue and a pretty card too. What a neat and simple way to 'fade out' a busy background. The flowers look lovely in this colour.

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue
This is a beautiful card the hazed effect works really well and I love the colour you have used.

Congratulations to all the winners of the dies I hope you enjoy using them.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Theresa Pace said...

very pretty card. soft due to vellum, hugs xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, really pretty and effective card today - love the vellum to soften the background. The small flowers in a single layer look like little violets! Many congratulations to all of the lucky winners in the draw yesterday. Hugs, Karen x.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. Will watch later.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a pretty card today, love the colours

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue - late in posting today - have been out for the day with friends & had a lovely day!
Many congratulations to all the winners - you lucky people!
I love today's card and will watch your video after I make hubby's dinner - I am still too full to eat!
Many thanks again
Janette x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card today in my favourite colours as well. Will watch the video later, however, I'm not to sure about the vellum as its hiding such a stunning die. Had a lovely day crafting with Sandra and Mrs B, mind you not got much done, but it's good to share ideas. It's great to get a different perspective on what you are trying to achieve. Thanks for the inspiration Sandra.
Crafty hugs to all in need of one today.

C A W said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Enjoyed the video, as a newcomer your back catalogue of demonstrations are regularly being called up. Thanks.

Susan White said...

Really pretty card and a very useful technique - thanks for sharing, Susan x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a stunningly superb creation today.
Love this fab technique.
Thank you so much for the tutorial too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Gail Chase said...

Lovely beautiful card! I love the colors and the lacey look. The vellum really softens the background. I am sad that I didn't win any of the prized dies, but they are on my Christmas list for Santa to bring. Enjoyed the video, I miss them when they're not on. Have a great day- you've started mine off to a good start.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely beautiful card, love the colours and the lacy delicate look to it.I have just watched the video and it doesn't seem as fiddly I first thought.

Elaine said...

Positively fabulous xx

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue but it seems almost a shame to obscure the very pretty background. Still love it though.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
First A Huge Congratulations To All The Very Lucky Gift Winners Our Sue Is Such A Kind And Generous Person.
Today's Card Is Awesome As Was The Fantastic Very Informative Video.
I Love The Softness Of The Vellum, And It's Quite Strange I Have Been Using Vellum To Stamp Poinsettas On And Heat Emboss In White For A Stunning White On White Christmas Card, Vellum Has Such A Fabulous Texture.
I Loved The Mauve Card With The Coconut Card, The New York Collection Like All Your New Collection Is Stunning I've Ordered Quite A Few Dies From Joanna Sheen While She Has Them At A Reduced Price As She Normally Does To Launch Your Dies, Which Is A Great Idea.
Sue Thank You For Your Daily Inspiration I Really Appreciate It.
Sue Thank You For Fabulous Video And The Fantastic Photography Shots They Show Your Card In Such Great Detail.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Comment On Sue's Awesome Blog:

Hellma said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the colour.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. Can't wait for 9 0' clock!

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. xxxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

amazing how beautiful are your cards! Watch your blog and I can not stop admiring. Every is perfectly beautiful. I'll be a frequent visitor at you. Thank you for a beautiful feelings and inspiration.
Hugs, BozenA

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, hope you are well. Gorgeous card and a great video. Kind regards Joanne K x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a pretty card I will watch the video later as had another bad day in work. Norah sorry to hear your ME is playing up I am sending you special hugs and love just wish I could help you more as your kind thoughts have helped me a lot over the past months. Sandra, Pat and Sue hope you had a good time. Love and hugs to all.

Janice K said...

A great video tutorial. Thank you for the super tip of using vellum to create the hazy background, I'd never have thought of it myself and it's so effective. I have a lot of vellum in my stash and find that I tend to forget to use it in my cards, until now! x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
What a stunning card so very beautiful love it. I shall watch the video tomorrow as we have been Christmas shopping today and almost lost the will to live, but it is all done, so am off to bed early to recover.

Lovely to see Pam back today where she belong at number one.

Take care and have a lovely evening.

Margaret corgi owner

GeeBee88 said...

Evening all! What a beautiful card, love it. Congrats to those lucky to win a new die. Gx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for a great video showing such a pretty card in a gorgeous colour : ) I don't use vellum enough,I love the soft effect of it.
I am late commenting today as my laptop was not working earlier, our lovely daughter fixed it, thank goodness, whilst I was with Sandra and Pat. Of course we don't have a good time, no laughing or chatting or picking Sandras brain for inspiration whilst we craft. Believe most of that last sentence and you will believe anything!!! (Pat and I both pick Sandras brain as she has that flare of how to put cards together that we just don't have. Thanks Sandra, and sorry for stirring it about the Christmas tree with your girls : )And thanks for the lovely lunch Pat : )
Congrats again to the lucky winners.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone.
Take care.

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Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,well done to all the winners of the fab new dies [you lucky ducks]Laura O

barbara macaskill said...

WOW~ What a fabulous card!! I really love how you used the borders and then cut them into strips!! Spectacular card!! I love everything about it!! TFS!

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card and what a super use for vellum!
Marion B xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really awesome card, with great use of various materials especially the vellum. Love the colours. Take care. Bx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card yet again xx GailT xx

nannapat said...

What a simply stunning card Sue. I love the colour and the design is just spectacular. Pat x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Great to have the videos back and love today's card the lilac is so pretty love how you've cut the background and how you've used the vellum. Those new camellia flowers are lovely along with your new dies. Hugs Sue xx

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L, Lynda and all wilsonettes.xx
Congrats to yesterday's winners.
Great to see Pam back In her No 1 spot .xx

Jean D xxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue, very late posting today, don't know where the day has gone!!! What a beautiful card, great technique and stunning use of dies. Loving the camellia die too and the card colour. Congrats to all the winners. Love Diane G xxx

Diane Maitland said...

Hello Sue. I love Tuesday's cards especially the use of vellum, I think I will have to dig some out!! I am not sure I would have cut the border layer myself but it looks great in both of the directions you did.
Crafty hugs, Diane xxxx

Darlene4527 said...

This is a beautiful technique....love all your dies, Sue!

Eunice said...

Very interesting way of softening the look and the feel of the card.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card and how you use the vellum it's awesome.
Thanks Dorothy

Sandy H said...

Love the way you've used the vellum. Pretty card.

Ann Lauzon said...

Hi Sue,
Great tutoial,I love the flowers...all in all a very lovely card.

Ann Lauzon said...

I have a question ...how do you mail or post these cards?

ang said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours.
Well done to the winners.
For a couple last week, the ivy is gorgeous sure I will use it loads angxx

Anna said...

Hi Sue, Love the new dies, and a great idea on using you boarder dies and cutting them into strips, for the background and the use of vellum, just lovely.

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Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for this wonderful video. I love this card.