Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Classic Filigree Aperture

Hi crafters!  We are using our Scandinavian dies and the Carina Gemini die in today's video card.  I'll show you how to make some very realistic looking ivy too with the Trailing Ivy die.

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 The finished dimensions are  8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

.Lovely cared, just lovely.
Hope everyone is well.
Hugs all round

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue andcraftycrew
Very pretty indeed will catch the video later. Need to get to work oh the joys lol

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue what a lovely card it would bei ideal as a Mother's day card. Yvonne xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card, thank you
Pat x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card this morning Sue, will watch later.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card great video to great dies must try to get some more soon thank you tracyw x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, this is a really beautiful card. Take care all. Kitty

Caroljsmith said...

Stunning card love the colours sue. Perfect for someone special .

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, and great video, super colour ways and great tip with the ivy. Have a fab day. Bx

auscrafts said...

really lovely card

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, especially love the stick pins. Sue xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
great card and video, love your sparklers as a finishing touch too.
so glad I am home now and can catch up on the last couple of videos
hope you are having a lovely holiday
Muriel x

rosiejt said...

Super card. I have 'Carina' and the trailing ivy, so all I need now is the time to watch the video and to play!

carol quinn said...

another really special card sue, lovely

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, I have some of the dies,would be lovely to try this one,thank you, Linda x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, will catch the video later x

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I like the way in which you have done the ivy and covered it with tiny camellias.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card will watch video
When I get home.
Nancy's xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I have time to watch your video before going to work. Great way to start the day.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the ivy and your patterned top! Great card as always!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Will be watching video later. JJx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. The ivy is very realistic and the dies are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card, great idea to colour the ivy but an idea we can take and use for so many things, thanks for sharing. I love using your Gemini dies they are a joy to use and always look fantastic whichever way you use them.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely lovely lovely card and not one aspect I would change Sue. Thanks for sharing. xxx

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
To use your words - "I think your card is lovely" too. Your ivy looks amazing coloured like that and the little bit of white shading, so clever. Adore the tiny flowers, I think you have developed a new species, flowering ivy. Enjoyed the video thank you.

Sheila you are in my thoughts, loving hugs for you and Nikki.
Wheelybad good luck at the doctors.
Steph thinking of you.
Lynda thank you for thinking of us, Val continues to make really good progress..

Love and hugs for all

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, will check out the video later.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Hellma said...


carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue x

foxyg said...

Stunning card.

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely Sue, I do like that ivy die and look forward to watching the video and learning !!

Felicie said...

A really lovely card,as always.I love it a lot.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely gorgeous card today, love how all the different dies work together so well - we really need them all!...lol


Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card & the colour looks good.
Thank you
Karen M

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the Ivy, great video too. Love Jean xxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, an amazing card again and the way you have used your dies gorgeous made my day! Hope you are enjoying your holiday! Hugs Jane B.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love todays card. The green of the ivy and the purple of those tiny flowers ad the perfect splash of colour.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care x

Glennis said...

Very pretty, I like the border - it shows up well

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A fantastic card. Love the ivy it is a die that can be used in so many different ways.

Love Rosemarie xx

Angela (UK) said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card - thank you :)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and colours . love Jean Z xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Today's gift is pure Royalty. Everything from your deepest plum colours on the base plate to the tiny tiny flowers with their pearls just shout sheer elegance. I would be over the moon to receive such a gift at any time of the year.

I put my best foot forward (well that's how the saying goes) yesterday and started my version of an 'Izzy Bag'. So today I have to just make a handle and do the finishing bits. But first it's a trip to the surgery to have my annual bloods done. At one time it was work that got in the way of crafting now it's medical visits. lol.

To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow. We have a little sunshine this morning and thank goodness the strong winds have dropped.
Janet x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very pretty card. Those Gemini dies are proving a very valuable addition to my craft room.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, stunning card just love it. Lol lynne m x x x

Please wish me luck as today is bath day for poochies ready for haircut tomorrow. If it goes as normal then the bathroom and myself end up wetter than the poochies. Once they're done its time to rub themselves all over the settees and to run around the house madly. I think it must be water on the brain!!!

Take care everyone, lol and massive hugs lynne & soon to be soggy divas x x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, your ivy die is one of my favourites.
Will watch video later.

Diane said...

Hi Sue. What a great card today. I really enjoyed watching the video this morning with my cup of tea. What a great idea to colour the card before you cut the ivy! I would cut it then colour it and would get in such a mess and pull all the leaves off! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday. Thank you for sharing. Love Diane G xxx
Muriel lovely to have you home again xxx
Jess happy birthday xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card love the colours and dies you have used
Carol x

gwen70 said...

So beautiful, love it

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, I love the idea of cutting out an aperture then placing the diecut back in.


karenlotty said...

I only have one Gemini die but love them all and today's card just makes me want to collect the rest - gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a simply amazing card again. An excellent idea to colour the card first, would never have thought of doing this! The video is so explicit, thank you for yet more brilliant ideas. Best wishes

Janette MacArthur said...

Great card again this morning! Love the way you coloured the card before cutting out the leaves - would not have thought of doing that!
Great video!
Many thanks, Janette x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today and fab video. I love watching your demos - so easy to follow and inspiring :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I will watch later as always !
I must use the Ivy more it seems to be at Christmas with the Holly but seeing this card ...maybe not!
Take care
Love Marg

Joan D said...

Beautiful card,will try this one later as I have list my mojo at the moment, but love this one. Thank you for all the inspiration Sue xx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card and the ivy definitely looks realistic.

CHERYL Brown said...

Very ornate offering for today, the stick pins give it that extra oomph.
Not sure I would put trailing ivy on mine though, makes it more like a Christmas card.
Sheila and Nikki, sending you extra cuddly hugs, thinking of you always.
Saba & Val, hugs also winging their way to you, I'm pleased Val you are making such progress. Baby steps, one at a time, mind.
Steph, you're almost home flower, take things steady my dear.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESS. I wish for you to have a day that's happy and bright.
For all blog friends in pain I hope your day will be kinder.
Cheryl xxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue
Hope the holiday is going well, such a lovely card, love what you have done with the ivy!
Gail Cx

Edwina Scotney said...

Simply lovely Sue, will watch video later, best wishes Edwina

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is a little cracker, loving the colours.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

This card is for you sue you,re just the best xx it is lovely and great video as always xx thank you yvonne b xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Kate's Cards said...

That Ivy is brilliant. xx

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card Sue.

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooo beautiful work here as usual Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...


fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a classy card gorgeous!!
hugs Sarah xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card, Love the colour. I wasn't keen on this die but the more I see it the more I like it. I think it has now made its way on to my wish list.

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card .
i love how you used the inks for the ivy ,must remember the next time i dont have the right paper.
Marion H

Paula said...

Such a pretty, delicate card Sue! I'm off to make a cuppa and watch the video. :)

Paula x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card today, I love the colours you have used, will come back later and watch the video. Thank you ladies for the birthday wishes, will catch up later.
Take care, Jess x

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, thanks for sharing! Junex (Cumbria)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a pretty card today!
The video is great and I love the way you have coloured the card for the Ivy Die, it gives such a natural look to it.
The colour combination is one of my favourites so I am off to have a play and finish some cards I have made for Birthdays this week. I have six Friends who all have Birthdays this month as well as my own so I am always kept busy in March!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, very nice design and loving all the bling you have included love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. I love the way you have coloured the ivy.
Thank you for the great demo.
Veronique L

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and love the choice of colours.

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Look forward to the video after work.

Hugs, Ivy L xx

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I have been away for a few days and have just caught up with your blog. All the cards are lovely. Thank you.Xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely. Going to pop straight over and watch your video. SueL x

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue My Very Dear Friend,
Well Sue You've Done It Once Again I Loved The Very Informative "Video" And The Great Tips And Techniques That I Will Write Down, In Case I Need Them For A Later Date Which I'm Sure I Will.
Your Card This Morning Is Beautiful Rich And Extremely Opulent, I Just Love The Richness Of The Deep Plum Card Next To The White Just Outstanding.
I So Love The Gemini Die I Love The Ones I Have, And The Scandinavian Collection Not Forgetting Your Outstanding Ivy Die What A Tremendous Idea To Create Your Colour On Your Card, Then Cut It Out As You Mentioned Many Times The Green Isn't What Your Looking For. I Love The Way You've Added Your Ivy To Your Card Then The Small Camellia Flowers They Look Wonderful, The Stickpin And Messy Bow Just Finish It Of Perfect. I'm Loving Those New Pearl Corners, And I Must Get Some Of The Snowcap Adirondack Ink, All In All A Truly Awesome Video And A Very Beautiful Card.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Thank You For The Tips And Techniques They Are Much Appreciated Thank You Sue For Sharing.
Sue My Dear Friend Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
To All My Wonderful Wilsonettes Friends,
I'm Hoping Today Is A Good Day For You All I'm Sending Huge Hugs To Those That Need One.
Janet (Sheffield) I'm Sure Your Izzy Bag Will Be Wonderful As All Your Creations Are, I Hope All Goes Well At The Doctors.
Saba I'm thinking of Val Both Take Great Care.
Sheila And Nikki You Are In My Thoughts Please Give Nikki A Hug From Me.
Steph I Hope Your On The Road To Recovery Take Great Care.
Norah Rest And Take Care And Get That Blood Level Sorted.
Jess "Happy Birthday" Have A Great Day.
Lynne Mills I Loved Your Litte Story Re: Your Pooches, We Take Our Cocker Spaniels To The Groomers As We Just Have A Shower Room, My Dogs Would Go Crazy Like Your Pooches If They Get Wet With Rain That's Bad Enough We Have A Black Television Stand That's Very Shiny, If They Have A Drink If You Don't Watch Them They'll Wipe There Face Along It.
Margarget (Corgi Owner) I Really Hope Your Corgi Is Well After Going To The Vets.
To Sandra And All My Friends At The Cafe I really Hope Your All Keeping Well.
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

Maggie C said...

Hello, what a lovely card. I think that pop of green on the ivy just makes all the difference and the white is so sharp in contrast. Fabulous. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the trailing ivy yet no matter how many times I cut it it never makes it unto the finished card
Hugs and best wishes everyone

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. Just about to watch video. Looling forward to seeing the ivy technique. Hugs Heather.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card as ever. The colours are great and fit very well together.
Rolf x

JosieB said...

Good morning everyone,
lovely card from Sue this morning,
but then again they are all lovely aren't they.
Best wishes to all

June Horrocks said...

Just stunning sue so you its beautiful. Thank you love to all hope all is well steph xxxxxx.
June horrocks xxxxx

Cazzie D said...

Sweet card and good video. Caz x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so beautiful, I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.WOW this is a stunning card. The colours are so striking and a great mother's day card. Thank you for a great video and the tip on making the trailing ivy with your distress inks. Hope you are well relaxed and enjoying your break away.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lesley Thomas said...

Such a striking, bold border, it really makes a card.

Gabriele Fritsch said...
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Gabriele Fritsch said...

Hi Sue
I just love your dies and cards and videos. I have almost all of your dies. The attention to detail and the way they all work together is just wonderful. I love working with them. I always look forward to seeing your creations and check YouTube all the time. Thank you for giving so much of yourself.

Gabriele (Paper-Shaper.com)

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, love the ivy x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful ivy spray and little flowers. Thanks for the video.

iReneM said...

Love this and enjoyed your video tut - excellent as always, Sue :)

Hugs to all

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another truly beautiful card - gorgeous!

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card, your tutorials are great and you explain yourself so clearly- thank you so much Sue x x x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful Card. I really like the effect of the recessed die and the colour. As you say why shouldn't your ivy have flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful, white card with a splash of colour - so elegant

Love it


nattyboots said...

Just gorgeous.xx
Elaine H

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Just beautiful. Love the ivy and flowers. Excellent use of inks on the ivy too. A very elegant card.

Enjoyed watching the video, so clear and professional.

Love Helen xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ... have a nice day ...x

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, love it all.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

craftycarol said...

Morning Sue, I love this card its so fresh and reminds me that we are starting to enter the spring time.xx

Janice Wallace said...

Very pretty card. Will watch the video tonight
Janice W

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card and the video was very informative. Good tip for the colour of the leaves. Happy Birthday Jess.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the card and video, pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jackie Meechan said...

Very classic looking but oh definitely classy looking. Gorgeous.

Roisin said...

Beautiful card Sue. Really love the ivy die. Finding it had to get my hands on it though!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning - an absolutely beautiful card. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card today and although I don't have any of the Gemini dies (yet) I will try something similar with other border dies that I do have. Great tip about mixing the Distress Inks to get just the right colour.

For anyone interested, ivy does have flowers although they tend to be white/cream rather than Sue's gorgeous purple ones and they are very important for bees in the autumn.

Lynne - hope you manage to get the divas wetter than yourself.
Jess- Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day.

DMJ said...

Love the ivy with the purple flowers,

Doreen x

Cathie Weary said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love how you did just a touch of colour. Great tip on the ivy and love the beautiful stick pin. My stick pins and beads arrived yesterday and am anxious to start making some. Thanks for sharing.

Jill Liddle said...

Love, love, love these colours you have used today.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and very helpful video! I do love the ivy die and have used it over and over again. The embossing on the leaves is beautiful . Made me get the gilding wax out!
Jess - happy Birthday - hope you have a lovely day.
Sheila and Nikki - lots of love and caring hugs coming your way.
Steph - praying you get home very soon. We miss you.
Saba and Val - lots of love and healing hugs coming your way Val!
Have a good day everyone .
Love Myra xx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty cad and those flowers are a delight. Off to watch the video now.Hugs xx Pauline A

Rose in Chester said...

Gorgeous card, absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Jean said...

Your cards are works of art!

Lesley Griffiths said...

Great video Sue and a lovely card also, the colours are so rich.
Happy Days

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, beautiful card, don't have this die but will try with one of the others.
Beautiful day here today, shame have to work.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Totally gorgeous card!!!
Really loving this look! Off to watch the video now.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. The ivy adds a touch of colour and finishes the card off nicely.
Evis M.

Dawn Holben said...

WOW you are spoiling us with another stunningly beautiful card today.
I love it.

terrie said...

Beautiful card and the video was great too...
Well done Sue

Joanna Dickson said...

This is s stunning card. The colours are gorgeous, so rich.
It really is a beauty
Hope your holiday is everything you wanted it to be.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Late today - will read comments later. Gorgeous card, Sue, love everything about it and glad you take such good care of the little swirly guys! Will be using my 'prize' Carina on a Mothering Sunday card for my 102 year old aunt - with some touchy feely bits as she sadly can't see too well any more. Both her daughters pre-deceased her, life ain't fair.

'P' in Wales

EBOSSER (Cut 'n' Boss) - would appreciate some comments please Wilsonettes - yes or no? Blasted dislocatd shoulder playing up and hard to wind GC handle now! Thanks.

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! LOVE the trailing ivy! TFS!

Wendy from Scotland said...

gorgeous card will catch the video later. Love the colours

hazel young said...

Very pretty card Sue xx hazel

Rosie said...

Beautiful card, Sue...loved the video too with the full explanation of the whole process. Thank you for that....xxx

Txcowgirl said...

Hello, Sue. Loving the new die collections. I am waiting for my order from Joanna Sheen, always takes a little more time to come to the States. So glad the Trailing Ivy is in my order, because I really love how you used it. I think it will be another go to die for me.

CraftyJo said...

It's very pretty, strangely - I think I'd prefer it without the bow ;)

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a gorgeous card Sue and i love the ivy. I bought the Greek border corner and tag set because i just love the ivy of that set as well. It is lovely to see the dark plum colour coming through the white which dilutes it's strength a bit but still makes an impact on sight. I hope that you are enjoying your holiday up north and the sights that you can see are second to none. I hope that you are lucky enough to see the Northern Lights as they are truly spectacular but can be elusive.
Jess, a very happy 21st with V.A.T., i'm just not telling what the rate is set at ;)I hope that you are having a lovely day and that you are very well treated.
Sheila, i am still thinking of you and Nikki flower, i hope that you will soon feel stronger but give it time. Sending you both hugs my dear friend.
Wheelybad, i hope that your doctor can do better for you than mine can me. Sending you hugs as well and i hope that you are climbing up the path to being a bit better again soon.
Steph, sending you hugs and hoping that if you are being bad you at least enjoy it but try and be good so that you can come home again soon.
Lynne you have to catch them first which is easier said than done flower but good luck and no slipping on that wet floor ;)
Saba, i am so happy that your much beloved sister Val is on the recovery road quite a distance now and hopefully she will be out of hospital and home again soon. Sending her hugs to get well with.
Well we have had really all in all a lovely day up here at the Ochils with a minor shower of rain only. My bulbs are coming up in the garden and is bringing Spring closer and closer with the nights drawing out again which is wonderful.
"P" in Wales, i have the ebosser but i find it temperamental as to whether it will work or not. It also cuts through the very thin embossing mat mines which when i spoke to a lady using it up at SECC on Sunday she asked me not once but twice, if i was sure i wasn't putting in the wrong combination of plates as she has never known that to happen. She also said that it must be the die that i am using fault, but since it does this with any die i have used on the dashed thing, it can't be all of the dies are faulty, can it? Any way i looked at the new sizzix plus that is coming this month and with ease i can turn the handle with one finger. A lovely smooth action and when you consider that i originally bought the ebosser because of difficulties in turning the handle you might want to have a try before you buy and see if it won't be better for you and you could still craft if there was a power cut but that just might be me being craft daft/mad through and through. Hah well that is my tuppence worth but others might have a different opinion on it flower.
Sending hugs to all my angels both on blog and not at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Beautiful card Sue and thank you sooo much for the tutorial video.
I had a great day with Julia and managed to keep up and made three cards yay! I do need a class at stamping as it got a bit wonky. lol
Lynne M- did the princesses behave themselves or did you get wet lol
Happy Birthday Jess,have a lovely day !
Steph-hope you back home soon and feeling a lot better.
Sheila and Nikki, lot of hugs to you both.
To everyone in pain,in hospital or feeling low, warm hugs to you and everyone who are a Wilsonette,

Maria xx

Meg said...

Love the card Sue. Will watch the video later.

Love and hugs

patwyn said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love everything about it.

Pat xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I'll be watching the video later as my brain is still suffering from CRAFT. The Coltswold cafe ladies will know what I mean.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes,
Beautiful card love love it excellent video Sue thank you for sharing. Hope your enjoying your holiday & your getting lots of rest. Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Jess Happy birthday hope your having a good day
Hug's Lynda xx

Lynne M hope pooches are all clean & didn't make your settees too wet lol Hug's Lynda xx

Sheila & Nikki your in my thoughts & prayers sending comforting Hug's love Lynda xxx

Saba I hope Val is doing well & improving each day.Hug's coming your way for you both love Lynda xx

Margaret hope Tomas is ok sending him cuddle's
Love Lynda xx

Pat hope your improving & pain is easier baby steps.
Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,TOB Theresa,PamMyra,Maria,Steph,Sheila & Nikki,Tina E,Saba & Val,Sam,Norah,Weelybad,Jean D,Lynne M,Hazel,Patricia,& all Wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This is what I personally would call a very pretty card. As usual love your colour co-ordination and think the green ivy with the purple/maroon is fab-u-lous!!! Have most of these dies/embossing folders so will be having a go at this one.

PS. Started playing with the hat pin embellishments - again just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Great card today Sue, will watch the video later, the ivy looks stunning.

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Macky.

Anouk said...

the ivys look so realistic

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, just relaxing after work by having a look at you post. This card is so pretty and the colours are stunning. I really like how you've shaded the ivy and paired up with plum coloured flowers. I especially like the recessed the Copenhagen die for the centrepiece and I love the Carina die, it looks like a row of angels. Happy Tuesday - Deb C x

liz spooner said...

Stunning card love the colours sue. I have several of the Gemini dies, but not this one.xx

Craftysusan said...

Very beautiful card Sue. Looking forward to watching the video this evening. Hope you are enjoying your cruise. x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

The ivy looks lovely and I like the colour of the flowers.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, a great video of a fabulous card! Which gets more out of your dies. X Ros

Ann said...

Beautiful fresh and pretty card just the thing for a sunny day.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card I love these dies and the design is wonderful.
I will be having ago at this one.

Debs A xx

Joanne K said...

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

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A late visit due to a golf match in glorious sunshine. Lost sadly but what a lovely card to come home to.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card with my favourite Gemini dies.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

scottydog said...

Stunning card - I have these dies so another one to try. Thank-you Sue. Hope your holiday is going well.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty, the ivy does look great with inking and I am looking forward to watching when I get to bed tonight. It's a thoroughly stunning piece and sure it'll have many admirers.

I hope my Wilsonette friends are all ok, Steph, hope you've had benefit from the hospital. Hugs to all those struggling at tbe minute. Sorry I've missed all your news, I've been feeling very tired again and had more double vision and headaches than usual which makes reading very difficult but I have got the hang of watching two TVs! Hoping for a call any day now to say my new glasses are ready to help with that. I had a nagging feeling yesterday morning about the date of my doctors appointment and checked- next Tuesday! Thank you for my good luck messages though, I shall hold on to them until next week.

Sorry it's brief, trying to rest as much as possible, cards to make!

Big crafty hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere, extra special hugs to those having treatment, recovering, ill, injured or in any sort of pain. May tomorrow be a better day!

T x

Gail said...

Love this card as it so different - fab xx GailT xx

Julie Elli said...

This really is so pretty. I love the white on white aperture. Big hug
Julie E

Maureen Killen said...

Good evening Sue and all the ladies.
This is truly beautiful Sue.
I hope you are enjoying yourself.
Look after yourselves ladies, and love to those in hospital, those about to go, those having tests, caring for someone, or who are lonely.
Maureen xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, must get the ivy die, so pretty. x

Janice K said...

A stunningly elegant card, great detail and colour.x

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful card. thanks on tip about ivy, hugs xx

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous! I pinned,of course!https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765607223046/

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,lovely use of dies ,[can't do any die cutting at minute grand calibur broken only lasted six months this time ]Laura O

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card , just beautiful , love the flowers and the ivy looks so real . Stunning card Sue, hugs xxx
Crafty hugs to everyone,
Jean D xxx

Denise Hancock said...

hi Sue lovely card.
Denise X

Eunice said...

This has to be my favorite card with your new dies!! I really love the Gemini dies, they make any card look very classic and regal.

DeCor said...

Really a cute card. You have changed your pins again! they are twisted. Like them. Sat watching TV and made a whole load of hatpins...so therapeutic!! Thanks again.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A Truly beautiful card.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooh this card is just beautiful !! Thank you for today's wonderful video. Great tips and ideas. I really love how you have coloured your Ivy. As usual, something so simple but I would never have thought to do it myself !! I love your cute little Camellia flowers to. Beautiful dies you have used for this card. I am hoping to get my first Gemini Die soon !! As always beautiful bow and gorgeous stick pins. I love it all !! Thanks for sharing. I hope you are having a wonderful relaxing holiday. Wishing you lots of love today Sue love from Tres x x x

Steph, I hope all is going well. Take care, lots of love Tres x x x

Norah, Great to see you back. I hope you are feeling a bit better but please do take it easy love from Tres x x x

Sheila and Nicki, Thinking of you both. Sending lots of love and best wishes your way from Tres x x x

Wheely Bad, I hope things start to get a bit better for you soon. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Lynne M, I love reading about your little doggie Divas !! My doggies do exactly the same antics as your when they have had a bath !! The house is in chaos as they are both running around like looneys !! We have to quickly lock up the dog flap to stop them rolling around up the garden !!

Jess, I know it is quite late now but I hope you had a lovely Birthday today. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Lots of love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes today especially those who are unwell or in pain, love from Tres x x x

Mary Lynn Cox said...

You can't go wrong with anything purple! Another absolutely beautiful card. How do you put your stickpins together. I love the look they give.

SHARICA said...

Very Classy Card .. xx

Darlene4527 said...

This is a. Very pretty card. I love the look of the Gemini die! Thanks for doing the video to demonstrate.

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card, super video. Must remember to make my own "green" for the ivy in future, yours looks lovely.
Take care everyone.

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AnneRD said...

A pretty card Sue and great video. Like the way you have used colour on the ivy, especially the white to add highlights. Anne x

Di said...

Hi Sue.
Stunning card. Love the colours.
Loved the video.
Di B x

Susan White said...

So pretty the aubergine colour with the green and white - love it! Susan x

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue

Gorgeous Card and easy to send or put in a envelope.

Thank you today card is a excellent example for a mother's day card or for a friend or sister birthday.

Thank you

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning creation & love the rich plumb, green & white colours which looks very fresh together..
Off to watch the video now to see how such beauty was created.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

America said...

Absolutely LOVE all the beautiful bling on here. Those pins rock! The Bling Floral element is gorgeous. The corner pearls are lovely! The mini pearls on mini flowers perfect. The colors rich and gorgeous.

Theresa said...

Absolutely Stunning Sue love everything about it
Thank you for continueing to share your inspiration
Theresa x

Vick said...

Such a lovely card Sue, loving it, Hugs, my friend, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for this lovely video. Beautiful card and very well made.

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie xxx