Thursday, 12 March 2015

Letter Pressed Buckle Card



 Hi crafters!  Today's card has several techniques including letterpressing, flower making and it's a buckle card too.  Check out the sweet new pearl corners too, a new addition to the Creative Expressions range.

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 The finished dimensions are 6" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

159 comments:

Pam said...

Another lovely card Sue, hope you are having a good holiday, plenty of R & R
Daily thoughts and hugs to Sheila and Nikki x
Steph, keep your chin up Hun x
Hugs to all on another cold frosty morning

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card as usual. Yvonne xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Gorgeous card I love the new corners, I'll have buy two lots of each one, one to look at and one to use lol
Hope your having a fabulous time.
Hugs x
Heather T

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
great techniques and a lovely card. The video makes it all look so easy !!
Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

This is a great buckle card, luv the colours.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic video Sue. You inspire me but I have to go to work first and then I am tired. Never mind I have a week off very soon and then I can play. Hugs xx

Joan D said...

Unusual colour for you Sue, but it's beautiful. Not a lover of certain greens, but this does it for me . Have a great day everyone xxx

Kitty Davies said...

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

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colour and great video thank you tracyw x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a pretty card today am going to watch the video when I have my breakfast, looking forward to seeing it. Also am loving the new embellishments that CE have brought out.

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

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Fabulous card and I love that colour Green, beautiful.

Love & Hugs

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

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and the new corners
Are beautiful you showed them on your last shows and
I got some then.
Nancyd xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. Great colour. Will watch video later with coffee!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, especially like the colour contrast.
Jan
Northampton

Linda Graham said...

Another lovely card Sue,like the different techniques and the pearl corners,thank you, Linda x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I love your buckle cards and this is another one i will have ago at making as its using my favourite collection of dies. Must get my hands on some of the new embellishments as they are gorgeous. Thank you for another great video with all your hints and tips for making this beautiful card. Hope you are having loads of r&r to recharge your batteries.
Take care everyone. Its very cold and wet here.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

DMJ said...


Lovely card and video, such a fresh looking colour too!!




Doreen x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
It's me again, in my excitement about the corners I forgot to say how much I enjoyed the video thanks for some more fabulous ideas.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the flower and the cute new corner embellies. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card , love the colour. Will have to get some of the lovely pearl corners. Looking forward to watching video later. JJxx

carol quinn said...

so beautiful sue, love the colours too

Anonymous said...

I must have a go at a buckle card - this is lovely.

Anne (Northampton)

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card. Really enjoyed the video too.
Have a good day.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a great video, very inspiring. Love the card, really beautiful. Hope you are having a lovely relaxing break. Bx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, love the touch of gold in the letterpress technique and the tulle. Needless to day, gorgeous embellishment. All simply sumptuous!
Thanks for the video, so easy to see how to do the buckle look.

'P' in Wales

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today with so many different techniques.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone such a lovely card with so many ideas and new pearls too x

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card, love the buckle effect x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great card I love the buckle cards. The new corners are so pretty, must put them on my list.


Love Rosemarie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

So beautiful work here again Sue.

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, thanks for videos they are really helpful, thanks for sharing! love
Junex (Cumbria)

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & great video, I might just have to try this using different dies.

Michele

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely coloured card, love the buckle technique (yet to try this). Love to see the bows on your cards. Love Jean xxx

Denise said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card. I like the colour scheme.

I don't know if it's just me but the video today as well as that of Tuesday doesn't match the card shown. Is it that you are being your usually generous self and giving us 2 for 1 postings?
Denise ( mimi) x

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,what a beauty again and I love to look at the videos helps a lot to understand how to make your cards!thanks for sharing your artistic expressions!Take care Jane B.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love the design. Would make a great St Patricks Day card in that colour too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely, I love the buckle cards and those pearl corners are fab

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card,really like the colours you have used.
Karen M

nattyboots said...

Wow sue loving the color and style .
Hope you are relaxing and enjoying life.
Elaine H X

Jill Berg said...

Another great video- pretty card

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love this card, just my colour!
Gail Cx

auscrafts said...

love the colours and the design of this card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the design not keen on the colour it's too overpowering for me, but I can see it in other colours. Love the new pearl corners so pretty.
Will watch the video later.
Lydia
X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card today. I love the green and the buckle effect is fabulous. Will look forward to watching the video later. Hope you're having a lovely holiday. Hugs to all xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Your Buckle Gifts are always amazing Sue and this one is no exception. The only thing I would change is the gold on the backing. I would prefer not to have that your EBoss folder is gorgeous on its own but that's just my preference.
I love the new pearl corners and must have a session of tracking them down.

P in Wales - I have turned to using the E-bosser this year and would definitely not be without it. I had to change as I just couldn't turn the handle on the GC anymore due to 'misbehaved' body parts lol. The only thing I found awkward was finding the correct sandwich for Eboss folders as some are thicker than others etc. But it was in the price range I could afford and it's a good size for fitting on my craft table. So I would give it a big tick. Hope this helps.
Saba - so pleased to hear that your Sister is home. There's no place better to recuperate.
Norah - I would love to see the two shawls you have knitted.Are they on the lines of the ones that can go through a wedding ring or did you knit them in a thicker wool?

Well I'm up to date with March bday cards and so now can have a play with doing 'Izzy' bags. First though today my hair dresser is coming this morning so it will be crafting later.

To all in pain or suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card today and surprisingly easy to do once we see how it's broken down in the video...just love that spring green card, must get some!...and those pearly corners are so pretty

Izzy

ellyscard creatief said...

Very nice card today.

America said...

Absolutely LOVE this buckle style, the textures, dies and the green you've used is stunning! So inspiring. :)

gwen70 said...

another gorgeous card, looking forward to the video and trying it out later today

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue Lovely card - i like the new corners
Denise X

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will hopefully be trying the letterpress idea today. Lovely fresh spring colours on your card. Thank you.Xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love your buckle card xx hazel

Glennis said...

Fabulous card Sue, I love it!

Caroljsmith said...

Love the card today sue fresh looking and spring like love the buckle too

June Horrocks said...

Love this wow card sue it's great thank you hope your holiday is going well enjoy !!!!!! Love to all hi steph miss you xxxxxxxxxx
June horrocks xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sandra and other "Bag Ladies"...

Hope you're having fun making up the bags, they're all rather gorgeous and thanks to Saba for re-interpreting my written instructions into a more visual form - I've finally worked out how to access other blogs from here although still unable to leave comments...drat!...and yes, it is possible to use a whole range of other dies to make the bag fronts, I've got a few Spellbinders dies that I'll be trying myself too but obviously the originals were made to showcase Sue's wonderful Geminis...

Izzy

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning buckle card - love it
Hugs
Carol x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant stuff!!
Video great as always, everything explained to make it achievable.
Thanks!
:-)
Lorna D

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a great card , love the buckles and the corners are lush. Lol lynne m x x x

PHASE 2 - is now over, yeah hey!!!! Groomer arrived and poochies took to the hills ( well garden really). Got set up ready whilst I sat on the settee chatting. Poochies crept into the lounge and made straight for me. Tilly ran round the side of the settee to hide while Cully jumped up onto the settee pushed herself behind me stood on her back legs with her back against the settee and used her front paws to push at my back. I moved forward at which point Cully quickly pushed herself down and buried her head in the corner of the settee. Whatever would give you the impression my two are little wusses. Cully had her haircut first and when done pranced around the lounge. Tilly when her turn tried constantly to sit down. At long last both done and they look beautiful if I do say myself. How as precious princesses they don't enjoy being groomed I just don't get. Oh well, got 8 weeks before the process begins all over again. I have decided that next time to save getting wet I'm going to invest in a big yellow coat and hat that fishermen use on trawlers.

Lol and hugs to all lynne & precious princesses x x x

Lesley Thomas said...

Super, super card! I love buckles and you don't seem to have made one for a while. Love the embossing design too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card and I really love the letter pressing technique done with micro powder and also the very pretty corners. A great video too. Best wishes

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card as always. x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Yet another lovely card.

Helen xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card . love Jean Z xx

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, I really like this card, it's not often you use such a large piece of coloured card and it's beautiful on buckle cards as the focal is spread over all of the green card. Thank you X Ros

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue and thank you for the video. Really liking the pearl corners love from Jackie xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue - a really pretty card today will really have to try the Letter Press technique.
Wendyx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this buckle card, not so keen on the green colour, thinking about other colour combinations that might work for me. I love the new pearl corners, another item on my wish list. Off to watch the video, take care, Jess x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, sorry it's been awhile but garden has been my crafting area this week. Lol
Great card today and the video is very informative (as usual).
Zena x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card today. I love your buckle cards. I'm so glad that your showing us your new pearls. Although I like to wear green, I'm not a fan of this colour card.

Kate's Cards said...

Lots of techniques going on today! xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely buckle card. The pearl corners are so pretty, a lovely finishing touch.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous I love your buckle cards and the pearl corners are delightful. Will watch the video and craft along later
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Sue, what a gorgous card!!

Janette MacArthur said...

Love, love, love today's card! Must give the letter pressing a go - so effective!
Janette x

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
a really beautiful card. I like the colours, the selfmade flower and... the whole art work for sure.
Rolf x

Julie Kay said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card and the colours are just beautiful. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ... Happy crafting ...x

IVY Cheong said...

Another stunning card. I'm off to my craft room now to start playing with some of your New York dies collection. Take care, Ivy L xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Very Dear Friend
Well My Dear Friend Another Truly "Excellent Video" With Lots Of Excellent Tips And Techniques.
I Love Your Buckle Cards Every Time You Show Them And This Is Truly Stunning.
I Love The Letter Press Technique And How You've Also Used The Gold Sparkle Pigment I Really Love Your New York Collection. I'm Loving Those New Pearl Corner Embellishments Great Tip Also Marking Your Flag With A Pencil Before Its Stuck Down So You Can Remove And Make Sure You Get Your Sentiment In Correct Place Which You've Stamped In Gold Embossing Powder.
I Love The Fabulous Felt Flower And Your Truly Stunning Felt Flower And Beautiful Stick Pins Which I Just Love I'm So Pleased The Stick Pins And Beads Can Be Purchased In Smaller Amounts, I Love Your Messy Bow And The PVA Dots.
Sue You Inspire Me Each Day I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You For Great Photography Shots They Bring Your Card To Life.
Sue My Very Dear Friend
Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
To All My Wonderful Wilsonette Friends,
I Do Hope You All Are Keeping Well.
Steph My Lovely I'm Thinking Of You I Hope You'll Be Back Very Soon.
Sheila And Nikki Your In My Thoughts And Prayers.
Denise (Mimi) My Video Matches The Photographs Shown The Fabulous Buckle Card In Green, Your So Lucky To See Two Different Cards On Tuesday And Thursday Its Always Great To Get Extra Lol!
Jane (Sheffield) I've Always Wondered What The
E-Bosser Is Like I Heard Different Stories, Some Say They Still Don't Cut Straight Away And The Acrylic Cutting Mat Really Curves Is That The Case I Hope All Goes Well At Hair Dressers.
Lynne Mills I'm Thrilled Phase 2 Went Well With Tilly And Cully One Of My Boys Sits On The Table Really Good The Other Paces Up And Down.
Saba I Hope Your Sister Keeps On Improving.
To All My Very Dear Friends In The Wonderful Cafe Good Morning Please Take Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

Beryl Treble said...

A stunning buckle card.

yvonne masterman said...

goodmorning Sue and all another gorgeous card butim not a green fan think I would use lilac but that's just my opinion..I must have missed something while I have been away what is the "izzy" bags...Yvonne xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The new pearl corners are gorgeous. Thanks for the video.

jane stillman said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colourways and design x

Paula said...

Such a pretty card! Not only that but the tuition to go with it! Well done Sue, and thank you.

Paula x

Claire said...

Beautiful card.

Take care

Claire

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the letterpressing. And the colours are so fresh, just lovely. The pearl corners aren't half bad,too.
Hope you're still on your hols, soaking up sunshine?
Hugs, Rose

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card! I think I'm going to be heading for my 'craft room' shortly to try out letterpresing for the first time! I'm loving the new bling you now have in the collection, it sure does make life easier doesn't it :). As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Sandra said...

I Good Morning Sue & friends,
IZZY, thanks for your kind words, is it possible for you to contact me at all? You could pop over to my blog and I could give you my email or maybe go through Sue, as she has my email too, I have a couple of things I would very much appreciate your help with. Sue, sorry about requesting this on your blog. Xxx
Sue I love today's card, the colour is gorgeous, I love green! I love that New York Die too, I haven't attempted the 'Buckle technique' yet but this card has got me buzzing to give it a go.
Can I also mention your new stick pins, Sue they are just so beautiful, I have recently started having a go at making jewellery and I have therefore purchased quite a few genuine gemstones, when I received your collection I was literally amazed by the quality of the beads, those teardrop beads are like pure crystal, I compared them to some of the gemstones that I have and my goodness it's hard to tell them apart, the light plays through them is mesmerising! The pearl effect beads are the sane amazing standard Sue, it may have taken you a long term to reach the quality and style you wanted Sue but boy they are worth the wait.
I would not hesitate to use these to make jewellery either, my goodness they sparkle like diamonds!
Sorry to have gone on about them so much but I just wanted to make sure that anyone unsure about the quality could be reassured .
Right I am off to try a buckle card, wish me luck!
Lynne, your Phase 2 sounded as fun and exhausting as phase 1, I would love to see some photos of the before and after, we have been sharing photos over at the crazy 'cafe' , we have had some right giggles too! Maybe stop by and take a peak some time ! Hugs to you and your freshly Coiffured pooches, xxx
Sheila, hugs to you and Nikki xxxxx
Saba, great news about Val xxxx
Norah, I hope your iron is on it's way up and you are feeling stronger, I too would live to see those shawls! X
Pat, you sounded so much brighter yesterday, hopefully that 'groggy' feeling has give now, allowing you to feel brighter in yourself xxxx
Steph, hope you are almost done & ready to go home, I have missed your daily cheerfulness! Xxx
Love & hugs to all
Sandra xxxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love all of the techniques, especially the felt flower. The new pearl corners are gorgeous and I will have to go in search of them.
Frances

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card such lovely fresh Spring colours.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. Great techniques and a lovely layout. I'm not a fan of the colour but I can imagine it would be great in other colours. Love your flower. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card. It is so pretty.
Regards,
Evis M.

Jill Liddle said...

Love this embossing folder. Another one for my wish list.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Saw this on Facebook first. Love it.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Really enjoyed the video. you made today's card look so easy to do. I really must give your letterpress technique a whirl, it looks gorgeous. Such a lovely card. Hugs x Pauline A

Diane said...

Hi Sue This is such a pretty card today. I must try the buckle and letter pressing techniques they look fun and this green is gorgeous. Thank you for the great video, I love the way you put the cards together. Those corners are fab too, oh no more money!
Hope you are enjoying your holiday and have found some sunshine. Take care love Diane G xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Today's card is a triumph.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Roisin said...

Another fabulous card Sue!!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful, love it..crafty hugs Julie xxx

Felicie said...

Another stunning card.I love the colours.
Greetings
Felicie

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue, i love doing buckle cards but not fussy on the guilding thingy i just prefer to show of the embossing naturally, we all cannot love everything the same, but i really do love the actual card and colour.
Sheila and Nikki thinking of you, take care.
Saba you must be happy your sister is home from hospital and doing well.
Hurry up Steph everyone is missing you on Sue's blog, get well soon.
Nora i hope your iron levels improve gradually.
Sorry if i have missed anyone who is poorly, i hope you all get better soon.
hugs to all Johanna

terrie said...

Green isn't my favorite color but I like the style of this card I also like the shimmer on the embossed background paper...
Very nice card.
Well done Sue

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful and very pretty card, lovely sage colour and those very pretty corners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Great video, brilliant tips, and a beautiful card to boot, what more could we ask for. Thank you very much for all your hard work, I never fail to be inspired by your beautiful creations. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

Thank you to all the ladies who are keeping my beautiful sister in their good wishes, she is doing so well.

Izzy, it was lovely to read your comment. A few of our friends over on Sandra's blog were having a bit of difficulty taking the plunge which is why I decided to do a visual instruction for making one of your bags. I could not have have done it without your very clear instructions so thank you for introducing us to what we all now call the Izzy bags. We have all got Izzy Bag Fever lol. Xxx
Love and hugs
Saba

barbara macaskill said...

Holy sugar! This is absolutely stunning! LOVE everything about it! TFS!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I do love your videos I am just off to get a cuppa and settle down to have a watch. Hugs Jackie

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Work for today all done for today and just going to make myself a cup and tea and then settle down to watch your video. Lovely. SueL x

Janice K said...

A beautiful card in bright vibrant colours. Love all the embossed details.x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue !Beautiful card Sue, not liking the colour but everything else is lovely,

Steph-hope you are doing ok.
Thinking of you, Sheila and Nikki.
Michele-hope your friend is ok.
Pat-you doing fine, babysteps so you don't have a accident.
Lynne-love to see Tilly and Cully now groomed and polish.The little sweeties
To everyone on this lovely blog take care and warm hugs Maria x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely card.
Doreen

Gail said...

Fab card and love the colours used xx GailT xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card and a very clear video! They really help such a lot!
I hope you are enjoying your well earned holiday and avoiding emails and such like!
Lynne M - what a picture - reminded me of the programme Trawlermen! Glad stage 2 completed!
Sheila and Nikki - lots of love xx
Steph - you must be stir crazy by now! Missing you. x
Sab and Val - lots of love xx
Izzy - we have gone Izzy bag crazy! Many thanks!
Love to all friends on the blog,
Myra xx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Beautiful card, Miss Sue. I have not tried the letterpress technIque but I am going to have to do so.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue
Beautiful card. Ur combinations really do inspire me everyday. I hope ur enjoying ur hols.

Janice Wallace said...

Love the card and love the colour
Janice W

CraftyJo said...

Very lovely, I haven't tried a buckle card...yet, will watch your video to learn how.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely Stunning card today, really must have a go at the buckle technique.Hope you are having a fantastic holiday and lots of rest.

Big Hugs to you Sheila

Steph, hope you are OK and that the treatment has not been too Gruesome.Big Hugs

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Me again forgot say brilliant video, I am going to watch it again tonight just to make it sink in to the grey matter, loosely called my brain.

Tina XX :-)

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a fabulous card Sue, a favourite buckle card.
Love to Sheila and Nikki.
Steph, hope you are well.
Saba and Val, love to you.
Love to all
Maureen x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love your buckle cards and the letterpress technique which I have used occasionally . Great video and lovely flower. Hugs xx

Crafty hugs to all
Jean D xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card! I thoroughly enjoyed your video, the letterpress technique is very effective. Thank you for the useful tip of assembling the buckle and marking how much room you have to stamp is so, so useful and I loved the pearl corners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card will have to watch video later - can't wait.
Beverley W

Susan White said...

Well I'll have to check out the utube later as I'm late for Tai Chi! Love the colour - green is one of my favourites, Thanks, Susan x

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
In another colour Sue this will be a beautiful card for me but sorry green just doesn't do it some how. Love the new pretty corners that CE have brought out, they are pretty. I always think your buckle cards are a feat of magic whether really complicated like some in the past or not so as this is today, they are a definite wonder of engineering card making. And they are always guaranteed to work perfectly for the more difficult members of our species. Thank you Sue for bringing inspiration to our lives each day, you really make this place a better world to be in with your kindness, generosity and just being you.
Sheila and Nikki, you are in my heart and thoughts and i am sending you hugs.
Michele, i am also sending you hugs flower for you and your friends. Words cannot express the heart break that they and you are going through. I hope your young friend is comfortable at least with his medication that he is now on.
Janet, i a fine shawl person (2ply) as it is not too thick for babies but can still keep them warm and they are nothing spectacular flower they are the Patons Shell and Fan pattern in the round. When i build up enough courage as it is no where to be seen the now, i will take a picture and send it to Sandra. I knitted one for my old school friend youngest daughter when she had the wee lad and another one that went to school with us knitted the double knitting one the same. The wee guy doesn't like it, it doesn't feel the same to him so it's used when they are out and about in the cold with the pram and he is in mine the rest of the time. Someone last year wanted a DK one done in this sparkly yarn but after a few rows i let the lassie see it as i wouldn't put it near a wee one in a million years. Give the lassie her due when she felt it she seen just what i meant so asked me to knit a pink dk normal yarn shawl for her. I did give her written instructions not to wrap the wee one up in it as it would be far too hot and it could cause problems.

Norah McPhee said...

Lynne, how long did the beautiful new hairdo's last before they were back to scruffy looking tikes i wonder as mum would brush her dogs which ever one she had at that time so that they were immaculate each day, the brush wouldn't be down when they would shake themselves and look just as bad as ever. It started with Smarty Pants(really called Marty but never ever got it) who was a poodle(a bad tempered little so and so) and then Sally was a black lab, then came Scruffy, a breaded collie who was perfectly named, Poppy (the Yoyo) was a Heinz 57 but her fur just lay down. Then she got Hamish, A Lapso Apso who was another scruffy bag and then her last was Millie who went up to Nairn to live, she was a Bechon Friese, another mucky wee tike who didn't like being a princess so you see Lynne dearest i know they don't keep that pristine look long enough for their daddy to come in. But you got 7 weeks of worry free before you need to start getting wound up again with the performance. We have a big van that comes around called "Scrub-a-dug" which i think is quite apt in the circumstances.
Saba, so glad that Val is improving and it will soon be time for you to come back "home". Sending hugs her way in the hope that she continues to improve and is climbing that ladder back to health once more.
Well last night i had to take my boy to his induction night for the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers(the same as Police Youth Cadets down south). Rory got one of the 24 places that was available for the start up in Central Region. I asked him after they finished watching this video about the Police and what the different roles they played and what and why this was started and the kids faces were all lit up. Even the Chief Superintendent came along to speak to the kids and their parents or in Rory's case, me. I feel that sorry for him because Campbell never comes out to support him like he does for Kirsten and it really gets me. Anyway, they will be meeting up every other week the now for 12 weeks and then having a Passing Out Parade at the end of it. They will be volunteers for all sorts of things that go on in the community that youngsters will be at so that the Police and public are not so wide of the divide. To bring children into the way of thinking that there is an alternative and that they too could be just like these 24 kids that are the start. I have said to Rory that i will drop him off where all the rest get dropped off so that he is the same as the rest and feels the same as them. All in all a brilliant night was had by everyone concerned.
Well i will go and leave you all with hugs of every shape and size just waiting to be given to anyone that could do with one for whatever reason,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Always love your buckle cards and this one certainly doesn't disappoint! Love everything about it. Great video too.
Lynne love hearing about the little divas! Pleased phase 2 is finished I think you've earned a meal out at least!!
Steph hope you're ok. To anyone else who is feeling poorly, having treatment, feeling down sending very large, gentle hugs ( especially to Sheila and Nikki). Love and hugs to everyone else, Alison xx

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW Another beautiful and stunning card.
I really must give this one a try along with all the others lol.

Brooke Bont said...

like the delicate nature of this card.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, stunning card and I love that colour Green, beautiful. xx

Theresa Pace said...

lovely card and my little boy Massimo says that he loves the card and would love to watch you make more of them. that green has such a nice juicy colour and works so well with he mica powders, hugs xx

Hazel said...

Well ?Sue it has taken me all day to see your beautiful card, all I kept getting was the little blue square. I just love the design and colour. Hazel x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Been a bit busy so have not been to visit for a few days
I have missed it
Lovely card Sue not my colour but the design is brilliant
And worthy of a try to
Take care Everyone
Theresa x

pinky said...

Stunning card, has a real Irish feel and would go down a treat over here Sue.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the colours, gorgeous card never tried a buckle card but must give it a go xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. Very different but still gorgeous so many ideas.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue - I do so love your buckle cards. Pat x

Laura O' Connor said...

a lovely card and just in time for Patrick's Day .Laura O

Anonymous said...

Lovely fresh looking card today Sue, thank you for sharing.

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Macky.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous card, love the colour and dies you have used.
This one is definitely going in my file of ideas.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !! A fab video and Buckle card. I love it all and the "icing on the cake" is It's Green !! My favourite colour !! I love this new EF. As always The New York Collection dies look great Sue. They all just mix and match so beautifully together. The letterpress technique is a definate "must try". I love your felt flower to and stick pins to. I would really like to try and create a similar card. Thank you so much for all your inspiration Sue. Sending you lots of love today from Tres x x x

Sheila G and Nicki, Thinking of you both today and sending you lots of love and Best Wishes from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wilsonettes from Tres x x x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous, WOW.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

DeCor said...

This card is another 'Wow' card. So much to catch your eye. Love the way the letterpress looks. Cute new corner pearls. Thank you again.

Lynda's craft's said...

Sue sorry very very late
Your card is amazing I haven't done a buckle card yet but will now with help of your video.
Love & hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hug's to all friends & Wilsonettes xxxxx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and Wilsonettes will catch up with video tomorrow, as I've had a long day and been out for most of it, taking my mam to a funeral.

I think my mam would like this green card, as it's her favourite colour. Buckle cards aren't really my thing, although it's very nice.

Hugs and Best Wishes to everyone,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Lizzybea said...


another beautiful card. Looks like I have to purchase yet another of your embossing folders As I do not have this one. love my New York collection.

happy crafting to you all

Liz Wigan, Lancashire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the look of the letterpress technique. Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE CARDS THE BUCKLE. YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY. REALLY LIKE THOSE CORNERS TO FINISH OFF THE CARD. BRILL JOB.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Di said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, what a great demo, love the card and love that green, the embossing folder is great and the letterpress technique was fantastic. Your flower making tutorial was fantastic too, learnt so much from this video. Love the buckle idea.
Di B x

Txcowgirl said...

love how you did the buckle design, and the powders.

Darlene4527 said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing the letterpress technique and love the flower. I have actually tried making one and got it to turn out. Stunning card!

Vick said...

Oh Sue I absolutely love this card, that green on the photos looks like a sage green its stunningly beautiful i must try this, hugs, Vick xxx
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CHERYL Brown said...

Well that is a stunning card if ever I saw one, you have outdone yourself with this one Sue. I know just the person to do this type of card for. Thank you for sharing.
Maureen, my dear heart, don't panic, I'm still here. Yesterday I had another of my complimentary treatments courtesy Macmillan Nurses at the Beacon Centre. It meant leaving home earlier than usual time as I was knew there was a lot of roadworks along the A38 all the way to Taunton. I walked out of there as though I was floating after my reflexology treatment on my feet. Such utter heaven. Can't stand my feet being tickled but pedicures, massages and reflexology always do
the trick for me. Had a good brunch with Jamie and we both got straight back into the decorating. Only one section around the door giving us a bit of gyp, that can be sorted out later. New desk ordered for my computer system and then the room is finished!!! Yay!!! All will be revealed soon.
I totally forgot to pop in yesterday to leave a comment. I'll meet up with you in the Cafe later.
Love & hugs to all blog friends under the weather today.
Hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love your buckle card and how you embossed it and used the perfect pearls and rubbed over it. It gives it a lovely look.
Yvonne N.

Vie Carter said...

the rubbed over method is very effective and love the new corners

Vie
x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card & love the letterpress style which looks amazing.
Liking all the different techniques you have used too.
Just off to watch the video..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for another very inspirational video. I love this card!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Playing up with your Blog today as not long home from the Cabin.
I love the colour which is one of my Fav colours ,
Stunning card as always Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX