Thursday, 4 December 2014

Hand Embellished Flowers


Hi crafters!  Today's video shows an easy way to make beautiful flowers for your projects and embellish them with some added extra detail to really bring them to life.


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





178 comments:

Pam said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, love the flowers x
Hugs to all, it's very cold here in Hartlepool today.

Jan.moogie said...

This card is so stunning cant wait to watch the video later Sue. Keep them coming please.xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card can't wait
to watch video will check it out when I get back home, the flowers
are beautiful.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

a gorgeous card,need to watch video

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, great video. Take care all Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, need the.dies. Looking forward to watching video .Keep warm everyone it's very cold here today. JJx

Breezes said...

Beautiful flowers and another great video !

Hugs,
Rose
xx

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, Lyra is the die I've been waiting to see in action and am I disappointed? NO WAY!! This is one gorgeous card and I do like that the top is plain and the bottom embossed, Lyra without doubt is fantastic. Also, of course, love the flower and leaf embellishments.
Thank you for another great video (which was extra interesting because your mouth - and other actions - kept going in to slo-mo and there was a pop-in image of your body in all sorts of colours and patterns. SO surreal but great fun and hugely entertaining). Was I the only one who got this treat?!! May go back for seconds.

'P' in Wales

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
a totally awesome and elegant card, the the flowers are gorgeous.
Will watch the video later.

Wrap up warm if your going out today its a rather chilly start!!

Have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the flowers. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Maria Illsley said...

Morning all what a beautiful card have a great day xxx

Caroljsmith said...

Sue what a stunner just love the flowers. I am going to watch the video right now keep these cards coming sue you really inspire us all

Hazel said...

Sue. What a gorgeous stunning card, just love it.
Hazel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the whole card but especially the flowers, looking forward to seeing how you make them. Sue xxx

Marion Bull said...

Soooo prettty Sue! Will have to wait to watch the video but really looking forward to i!
Marion B xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the design of it I'm now off to watch the video so take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card, I will watch the video later. I think the smaller flowers are beautiful and so useful
Pat x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue luv the curly boarder die.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card will watch later as its shopping day with Mum and my joints are not liking this cold weather.
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x xx x x x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card video stunning to love the new dies thankyou tracyw x

Linda Graham said...

Such a pretty card Sue,great video as well, thank you, Linda x

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

What a beautiful card. The thought that has gone into it has made it a card suitable for many occasions.

I shall look forward to the video with a coffee this morning.

Hope the wee chap is doing well!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jill Berg said...

Beautiful card and great video too. Was eager to see the gemini dies in action!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card using Lyra which is my favourite of your Gemini dies. I love the flowers, adding the detail with the white pen gives a lovely look.
Nora, we are missing you, I do hope you are ok.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Maryann Laursen said...

A very very beautiful card here again today Sue, I love it.

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!! Sue, I was blown away by the Lyra die! Stunning! It's usually the flowers that I go for, and they are very pretty but.....that edging is absolutely gorgeous!! I NEED it! lol Thank you, Sue...you bring us such wonderful products and demos. My cardmaking has changed dramatically since the first time I saw you on Create & Craft. So has my bank balance, but that's another story! :D Jo xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a great video, showing how to make a stunning card. The Lyra die is gorgeous, and those flowers, what a good idea putting the veins on the petals. Thank you for the inspiration. Bx

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love the use of dies on this and the flowers are gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

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

Julie Elli said...

Can't wait to make the flowers. Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing. Big hug.
Julie E

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, could be used for so many occasions.

Michele

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card. The dies are stunning and the little flowers are so cute! Thanks for sharing.
Keep warm everyone!
Hugs.

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
Another stunning card, love the flowers, you can never have too many flowers!
Gail C x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, what a treat so many stunning flowers xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Such a pretty card with a lovely colour for the flowers. Off to watch the video x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card, the Gemini dies are fabulous and I think this is my favourite. The EF is perfect with the flowers too,

Muriel x

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Glennis said...

Lovely flowers - a very pretty colour too!

Rosie said...

Great card and video, which shows how easy it is to create something so stunning with the dies and embossing folder.

DMJ said...

What a great video, as usual, clear instructions & easy to follow!! Love the card, too!!!



Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, This is just such a pretty card. I love the flowers. Thank you for a great video.

Love Rosemarie xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card, love it.
Great Turorial as well, thank you
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

vinita jain said...

Stunning card sue! Love the flowers and fab design with embossing.

val jones said...

Stunning card Sue. It's almost white on white but with a splash of colour.
Looking forward to watching the video as you also make the flowers come to life.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the white gel veining on those flowers - must try that!
Rgs
Clare W

Carole Z said...

This is stunning Sue, looking forward to the video after work! Hugs Carole Z X

TOB said...

Lovely card. I love the lyra dies.
Gorgeous flowers.
Hugs to all who need one Love Theresa x

Joan D said...

Beautiful card. Lovely textures and dimensions.will watch video later. Xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the flowers, will watch the video once I have charged my ipad. Love Jean xxx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I love the flowers and your Gemini collection is my out and out favourite (at the mo) Lyra is on my Secret Santa Wish List

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh so looking forward to seeing this video, just having breakfast and then will watch it, the flowers look stunning, I am not very good at flowers so this video will help me a lot.

Have a great Thursday everyone, it is wet and windy here in Kent oh and very cold.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Will watch the video later when i get 2 mins to myself the card is soooo beauiful so to are the flowers ,hugs sarah xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Sunning card and great video Sue, it really shows the beauty of the dies so well,
XxxRuth

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really elegant. Would make a beautiful sympathy card particularly in those colours.

My Lyra die due today!

Six nights and days off work can't wait crafting here I come! Meeting lovely Steph for a crafty chat and die swops today looking forward to it.

I know Nora has been missing and we are all worried so I have emailed her just to check all is Ok am hoping it's just a computer problem and nothing else. Have said we are all worried.

Well must go. See you soon xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Wow! The Lyra die is stunning! Also love the little Camelia Flowers. Great Video and tip about using the White gel pen to do the veining, it really does make a difference , another beautiful card!
Have baking to do today but must get round to writing some C cards, need some of your energy Sue!
Love and Hugs to all xo

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very pretty card , beautifully designed. I must give some serious thought to getting the Geminis.
Have a great day.
Ang x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
One of the things I love doing is, making flowers, so today's video has given me another idea for me to use. Just by adding the veins has made the flower pop you have such a good eye for detail. I love the Lyra die it's beautiful and just by changing the direction and cutting edge the same die gets different looks. The embossing folder you've used is beautiful and I really like the embossing showing under the topper.
'P' in Wales I've watched the video and didn't have the entertainment show you had.
Norah hope your okay sending a hug x
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and a great video showing how to use the Gemini dies. The flowers look very delicate and so quick to make and the end result is stunning. Have a lovely day, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Such a beautiful gift that any lady of any age would absolutely adore.
I love your Gemini dies and your new flowers. I decided on your launch that I would treat myself to your flowers 'full' and two of your Gemini. They are just wonderful to work with.

Sue only one more crafter to go and you reach your 5200. It's a fantastic number and one which you so richly deserve.

Sandra - hope Lucy is feeling better and that you had a good day yesterday playing -oops sorry crafting- alongside of Pat and Mrs B.
Norah - hugs are coming you way. Hope you're keeping well wrapped in this cold spell we're having.
Steph - Same to you - keep yourself well wrapped up.

Thought I'd finished with seasonal cards etc and then I find I haven't made my money folders; so it's my task for today and then my seasonal crafting 'stuff' will definitely be put away for this year.

To all under the weather hoping you'll feel better soon. To everyone take care; wrap up warm if going out and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card. Your eye focuses on those pretty flowers - thanks to all that white
on white (embossing looks fab and also gives some nice texture and detail).
I'll watch the video in a bit, gotta go and grab my morning coffee first.

Have a great day!

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. My second try at leaving my message as I had the word verification appear again and it was unreadable so threw my message out !
So, an amazing card but the photo doesn't show the true beauty of the Lyra die, its beyond gorgous it really is. I have had a sample of this die when cut and that is why Im off to collect it today. Its my visit to the practice nurse to have at least 5 attempts to get my blood ! I really loath and dread going out in the winter season its a painful nightmare, my finger's go straight into a blue numb spasm then all feeling goes, but hey, Im so much luckier than some of my dear friends here, and if it means collecting my new Sue dies today is it worth the pain and tears ? YOU BETCHA : )
To Karen W about the sticky paper - if you click the 'buy here' link under todays exceptional tutorial card it will take you to an internet shop that stocks or should stock the Creative Expressions self adhesive double sided paper (its a very trust worthy site)

To my dear Wilsonettes that are not so well I send my love.
Have a good day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx (here goes with attempt number 2 to send this comment) !!

Jan Ltc said...

Fab Tut n card thank you xx Jan

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous card Sue, can't wait to watch the video later.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very beautiful card love the flowers. love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Such a stunnning card, I love it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

carol quinn said...

simple yet so elegant

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful. Love the Lyra die and pleased to see it being used. This was one that I preordered as soon as I saw it and am going to make a card today with it - might just have a go at this one! Flowers are gorgeous too.
Very cold up here in Durham today and apparently due some snow by weekend! Hope everyone is wrapped up well and keeping warm and safe. Norah really missing you and your tales of your beloved hills. Hope you are ok and am sending extra special hugs to you. To everyone else sending love and hugs to you all. Off to attempt my card and then continuing with the Christmas cards, am slowly getting there as hubbie's Arran jumper seems to be taking most of my time at the minute. Love to all, Alison xxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue love the card and video today, the Lyra die is so pretty, might have to add it to my Christmas list! I like the way you have inked the centre of the sentiment without inking the edges, that's a great tip, think I would cut a mask from a post it rather than using all my tape up! Have a great day love Diane G xxxx
P in Wales, oh I didn't get that version of the video! Xxx
Steph and Barbie pink Fairy enjoy your get together. Xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunningly beautiful, love how you have put the veins in the flowers - will watch later
Hugs
Carol x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the flowers.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,

I think we've all been dying to see you start playing with the Geminis, especially Lovely Lyra!...it is a beauty isn't it and makes a fabulous edge here...

and those Camellia flowers are really pretty, very lifelike with those gel pen veins...and so easy to do..thanks for the inspiration

Izzy

Saba said...

Hi Sue
Another brilliant video showing how to make this absolutely stunning card. I need that Lyra die it's gorgeous.
I love the Camelia flowers and need those too!! I was never totally happy with the look of my flowers and your tip with the White pen makes all the difference.

Here is an inexpensive idea for all the flower lovers, buy a box of filter coffee filters, spritz one with cosmic shimmer, let it dry and then cut it out. It produces a lovely soft looking flower, and with the wonderful range of coordinating embossing powders, glitter and stamping pads available you can keep the colour matching on your cards. There are white and brown ones, both work well but the brown gives a more distressed look.


lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, the flowers are just right for the finishing touch.
Will watch the video later.
Lydia
X

Marion said...

Hi Sue i have just purchased the flower die so will have a go at the flowers.
really like the card.
Marion H

Chris Curry said...

So there I was thinking I must have the New York set and the Scandinavian set and I already have the flowers so maybe I could do without the Gemini for now. Then along comes this beautiful card Sue. Now I know I need them all!! Not really a surprise though. Thank you Sue. Xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Excellent video!
Love all the dies you used, and I was the lucky winner of the dainty oval and it's just stunning.
If anyone is unsure about the flowers don't be they are fantastic and a definite must.
:-)
Lorna D

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I love todays card and so looking forward to your video later
as i need to practice more with my flowers
Take Care
Elaine H X

June Horrocks said...

The card is beautiful is beautiful sue and the tutorial for the flowers brill thank you love to all June xxxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue! Love it!
Hugs Julie x

Swiftycrafter said...

Another lovely card Sue, so much better to watch the card being made on video, very helpful.
Lynne x

hollyberry said...

Love this card,the splash of colour with the flowers really sets it off.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Great video. The Lyra dye is beautiful and card stunning.

hotpotato said...

Stunning Sue, I just love this white on white look. Well now going to put up my Christmas tree.....

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, just so classy. I have the Lyra Die, but its a Christmas Present so I can't use it yet, Flowers are fabulous - so pretty.Video great

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I really like this card. I love white on white. I've bought the flower dies so will try this out. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I would be lost without them. Hugs Heather x

nannapat said...

Beautiful flowers, fabulous card, great video. Thank you Sue. Pat x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, looks so intricate, I have the Lyra die so guess what I will be doing later!
Off to watch the video now, take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful card today. I fell in love with the Lyra die as soon as I saw it so have been eagerly awaiting some videos using this die.
I can't wait to use it but will have to wait until after Christmas now. When I made my second order of dies I had to quickly check the order and then seal it up again as they are going to be one of my C presents!
Have a great day.
Love Lesley S x
(This robot thing is a real nuisance when you can't read it)

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue beautiful card must add the camellia dies to my wish list
Denise X

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, another stunning card today. I love the colour and desing of the flowers Beryl xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Another great video. Really liking your new dies and their versatility. SueL x

Anonymous said...

I have just got into doing "white on white" so this really suits me. Lovely card - I will watch the video later.

Anne (Northampton)

Roisin said...

Good morning Sue...... a really beautiful card today. Lyra die looks fab!!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous video today and a very beautiful card. Love the lyra die and your flowers are just scrummy and the white gel just adds more reallity to them.
Hugs to all who need them and hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely card today for which many thanks. I'll watch the video a little later but in the meantime enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a beautiful card again, Sue, but I'm disappointed that I didn't get the video show that 'P' in Wales got!!
Into school again this afternoon finishing off the baby Jesus Christmas cards with the 7 year olds. Lots of glitter, should be fun (ha ha).
Had an interesting day yesterday with the 6 yr olds = covered a piece of card with icing sugar and water mix, then splattered ink onto it (they covered me!) and left to dry for about a week. Should end up a bit like caught in crystal method shown by Sue. I said SHOULD, not would!!!!
I hope everyone manages to keep warm and have as good a day as you can xx.

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Norah, I hope you are ok.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Very pretty and delicate. I love what you have done with the flowers. Thanks for the video.

Kate's Cards said...

Looking forward to watching the video!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card and I'm hoping for the camellia flower dies for Christmas, thanks for the video too with all the great tips
Norah sending hugs your way we do miss you

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card, the Lyra die is stunning. Thanks for the demo. Off to order the die now.

C A W said...


Fabulous card, Lyra is a must have. great video,and I love the flowers. Can try this technique out with my classic rose dies too.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue
Great Video again today! The Lyra dies were delivered here yesterday and they looked gorgeous in the packet ! They have to stay they are for my friend for Christmas! Having seen them in action may just have to order another set sometime soon. Such a beautiful swirly shape. The flowers are gorgeous too. Thank you!
Steph and Barbie - I hope you have a lovely time together. Hope the bloods go well - maybe first time today! Stay warm. Thanks Barbie for emailing Norah - we all miss her.
Norah - take care , love to Robbie and you, not forgetting Kirsten . xxx
Keep warm today - very cold outside.
Love to,all,
Myra xx

claire said...

sePretty card

Take care

Claire

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Wow I won this Lyra dies set during the launch! I love this card and will definitely try it out. Thank you :-)

Love,

Ivy L xx

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Paula said...

Lovely card but the flowers!! Oh for a faction of your talent.

Paula x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !! Just when I thought Tuesday's Video and gorgeous card was one of the best cards you have made yet, then you show us today's fab video and stunningly beautiful card !!!!! Now I need the Lyra border die to !! I think at the moment the Lyra, the Carina (I hope I got that right), and the Pheonix are my favourites of all your gorgeous Gemini collection. Although that may well change as to be honest they are all beautiful !! I really love how you cut the Lyra on the edge of the card and placed it over the top of the embossed Rambling Blossoms and had them peaking through underneath the Lyra border. A fab idea I hope to be using with future cards. I also love the idea of just inking the central part of the die cut to give a different look. To me it looks more dreamy and softer.
Your Camelia Flowers on today's card really have that WOW factor !! The inking, shaping and drawing of white veins on them have really bought them to life !!
More fantastic tips and ideas. Thank you so much Sue for sharing your wealth of craft knowledge and your amazing card creations !! Thank you for all you do for us. Sending you lots of love today from Tres x x x


Norah, I hope you are ok. I have missed you loads. Love from Tres x x x


To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, take care everyone and have a lovely crafty day love from Tres x x x

Tandy said...

HI Sue
Another stunning card. I will watch video later as want to get more cards finished. Barbarism fairy thanks for emailing Norah we all miss her. Hope you have a good day with Stephen. Love and hugs to all.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely love today's card...it's stunning. I will definitely be trying those flowers out!!!
Love Sam
xxxxx

gwen70 said...

wow wow wow, so beautiful , I love it

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card. The flowers are gorgeous and the gemini dies fantastic. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Very nice card today. I don't seem to have a lot of luck when I'm making flowers but must give this method a try.

Meg said...

Hi Sue, I love your white on white cards and the flowers just add that extra touch.
Sorry I missed leaving a message yesterday as I would have love the chance to win such a super card.
Been busy as today is my hubby's birthday, he's 21 x 3 plus some!!!!
Love and hugs to you and all the girls and guys out there.
Meg
xxx

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely - I've pinned it for later when I can find the time to watch the video. Thanks.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue and All

Lovely card, I really like the use of the white gel pen on the petals, it's a great detail.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you for a superb video, love the little flowers and the Lyra die is definitely a must have, its so beautiful. I think it's safe for me to buy this one because I've requested from F C any of the New York dies - fingers crossed he listen to my request!!!
Hope all is well with you, take care, love Brenda xxx

Norah - missing you hope all is well with you and the family, sending crafty hugs

Barbiepinkfairy - if you can get through to Norah tell her we miss her and all her lovely stories. Hope you and Steph get to meet up today and have a lovely crafty chat.

Steph - hope the bloods go well and you're not in to much pain and discomfort.

Sending crafty hugs to all in pain or not feeling well or anyone for whatever reason just needs a little TLC

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I really love the card. I have most of the dies (not the flower one) so will try to make do with the roses' dies or the daisy's dies.
Regards,
Evis M.

lyndas said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Wonderful card wonderful video, I'm loveing the Lyra die so pretty I defently need this one. Thank you for all your inspiration Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Hope your ok Norah missing you sending warm Hugs Lynda xx

Sandra hope Lucy is feeling better,Hugs to you all hope your ok love Lynda xx

Steph hope they get your bloods done
with not too many attempts.Enjoy using the new dies your collecting & have a good time with Barbie. Wrap up warm it's freezing out today. Sending Warm Hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs Margaret corgi owner,Hazel,Sheila,Lynne M & Tilly&cully,Wheelybad & Billy,Jean D,Yorkielass,Myra P,Maria A, Tina E. And hugs to all Wilsonettes
Love Lynda xx

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL dies,
GORGEOUS flowers,
STUNNING card,
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS tutorial!!!
I feel the need to buy them ALL and GET CREATIVE!!!

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes.
Such a beautiful card. Love the flowers !!

Have a good day everyone,
Angela in cold and grey skied S. Wales Xx

Lacelady said...

Sue, this is a beautiful card, I love it.

Lacelady said...

Sue, this is a beautiful card, I love it.

Lacelady said...

Sue, this is a beautiful card, I love it.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, this s such a lovely delicate card. I love these flowers, and I hope to have them as they are on my list. However I have not ten mins ago opened a parcel from J Sheene with this die in it, so I am off to try it out. Great video as always.
X Ros

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today, in my favourite as well. I have the Lyra die but haven't yet played with it. I must say I love how you've used the White pen on the flowers.
Hugs to all in need of one today. From a dull and chilly Witney.

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue.
Thanks for a great video and the card is beautiful. I have the gemini die sets but the hubby has hidden them for christmas so i cant even have a sneaky play lol so i will just have to be patient until santa has been. Will have to order the complete blooms thought i had but i must have just ordered the open petals as i dont think you can never have enough different flowers.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful card. This die is on my Xmas list so fingers crossed father xmas will bring it. Will watch the video later when I am sat down for the evening.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Yet another beautiful pretty card & love how you've highlighted the veins on the flowers which really brings them to life.

Can't think of a better way to brighten & very dull & cold day here on the North Norfolk Coast...

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card today, I think the Lyra die is my favourite from your new collection and an definitely ordering it when I get home from my hols! The technique with the gel pen on the flowers really makes them stand out. Warm thoughts to all , Linda

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
gorgeous card, will watch the video a bit later.
Cold in Chester, too.
Hugs, Rose

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue. Gorgeous card and the little flowers are very pretty with the veins,that makes them. Will watch the tutorial later.I will also look at the earlier cards over a few days. Have not been up to much,I have a 'virus' and it's nothing the doc can do so will just have to let it run it's course,blaaa. I have so much to do,have not time to be ill!

Are you having a hospital app.today? Hope it's all goes well. Feeling a bit low? I wish you better. If going outside, wrap up warm. Baking for christmas? Oh,all the wonderful smells.If feeling up to it I will make some saffron buns and ginger biscuits for Lucia(13 dec.)on the weekend.

Hugs to all , Norah,LynneM,Janet,ToB,June,Lynda+Annie and Bambi:),wheelybad,Sam,Brenda,Ita,Pam,Steph and everyone who are a wilsonette Take care,

Maria x

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful, clever idea on using dies - great flowers

Vie
x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,thank you Sue for the fantastic card I won on your Wendsday draw,it was fantastic to have it in my hand,it has pride of place in my sitting room.
Today's card is another beautiful card.I love the flowers.
Ita.

weefortune said...

Stunning card Sue, Hugs to anyone who needs one, I know I do... Elaine x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, cheers up a miserable damp day here.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pearl said...

These flowers are fab Sue. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Love the flowers Sue, looks fabulous, I wish I had your skills x x x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

How lovely and delicate

Karen Drew said...

Love the video. such a lovely card. Oh dear I have just had to by the Lyra die!! So beautiful when you see it being used
Luv
Karen xx

Susan White said...

Lovely card, and great instructional video as ever! Thanks Susan x

Joanna Dickson said...

Love this video. I think the Lyra die is my favourite of the Gemini range. I love them all it this one is so different.
The sentiment looks really good too with the centre coloured.
I can hardly see the keys so will sign off now.
Love
Jo xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think this has to join my top three, stunningly elegant. Love it.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love everything about it and the way you've layered up the embossed background and the Gemini
Lyra die is fab.

The other day I was thinking about the card I was going to make for my Mum & Dad's Wedding Anniversary (which is today) but because my crafting mojo is lacking a little at the moment, so I logged on and took a look at your blog for some inspiration.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love the swirls and flowers

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Not watched the video yet but I will before the night is out
Your card is beautiful as usual Sue don't think I have seen a card that I do not like they are all stunning in their own right.
You Take Care
Theresa xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Evening Sue, beautiful card, love everything about it. Looking forward to watching the video.

Janice K said...

A beautiful card and lovely way of using the flowers, thank you for the great inspiration!x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
GOT MY FIRST GEMINI DIE TODAY ORION. DONT THINK I UNDERSTOOD WHAT I BOUGHT. VIDEO MADE IT CLEARER. GOOD JOB. LOOKING FORWARD TO PAYING WITH NOW. FOR SOMEONE THAT LIKED SYMMETRICAL CARDS THIS IS REALLY OUR OF OUR COMFORT ZONE. BUT WHAT FUN IT IS GOING TO BE. THINK THIS CARD IS STUNNING.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a stunning card! I love the new die. I decided to watch the video first today and have to say that a simple thing like drawing three lines on the petals really makes the flowers look extra special...another one to add to my wish list lol. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Hellma said...

Beautiful card Sue

Jenny L said...


Hi Sue,
what a very beautiful and lovely card.
Fab design, and thank you for the wonderful video technique too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Great video and a beautiful card.

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, a very pretty card and another fab video. Kind regards Joanne K x

JenRey said...

Hi Sue, great video! Very pretty card! Love those dies! TFS!!
Jen

Virginia Davey said...

I really love this card

Theresa Pace said...

pretty card again here. i have had to buy that edge die as it is too lovely. i think i have to get camelia next , hugs xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone

Sorry late again, but as a family we are having a few rather pressing problems.

A really beautiful and very elegant card so rich looking.

Norah do hope all is well with you and yours please remember we are here for you if you need any help.

Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so pretty loving the flowers.

Hugs to all Annx without an"e"

Laura O' Connor said...

a beautiful card ,love the flowers ,Laura O

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love your Gemini dies and the Lyra is just stunning love today's card with the beautiful camellia flowers . Great video thanks Sue , hugs xx

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass, & L , Lynda and all wilsonettes
Hugs
Jean D xxx

Gail said...

Another stunning creation with another beautiful die xx GailT xx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, great to see such a pretty card on such a grey day! Gx

Dawn Holben said...

That is one stunningly beautiful card.
When I looked at the Gemini die I didn't think I would use it much but seeing the video has really changed my mind.
And it goes beautifully with the embossing folder.

sued99 said...

Love this card. Must find time to fit in watching the video.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card and thanks for the tips on the video for making the flowers just that little bit different. Must give the white veining a go.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Sue. I can't wait till Christmas when I get all the lovely dies I've asked for as my presents from my family. This Lyra die was one of my favourites and it's really nice to be able to see first hand how to use them.

Hugs Alice xx

Paula said...

Oh so pretty, the pop of color of the flowers looks so pretty against the white background.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great video.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue, have watched the video for this fabulous card and ordered The Lyra and Camelia flowers die sets late this afternoon. I should have them to play with on Monday : - )

Hugs,
Angela in S. Wales Xx

Jean Bullock said...

I am wild about this die set, Sue. I love that you have created it to have the extra cutting pieces. It gives us so many options. I love that flower die too. Going to have to get a larger machine to use it though. The flowers are so pretty. The video was wonderful. I pinned of course. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605931643/

Sandy H said...

Stunning card. The Lyra die was the one I just had to have when it was launched (I wanted them all but computer said "No"). It's gorgeous. The flowers are beautiful too.
Hope you are o.k. Norah.
Take care everyone.

Jackie Meechan said...

So elegant Sue. Love it.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

barbara macaskill said...

Stunning!!! This brought a huge smile to my face! I am writing this from my hospital bed and even had to share it with the nurses!! They all said it is gorgeous! TFS!

SHARICA said...

Love It .. xx

Di said...

What a stunning card, love it.
Di x

Vick said...

A sweet card! xx Hugs, Vick xx
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