Tuesday 30 June 2015

Pinwheel Technique

Hi bloggers! I hope you really enjoyed the blog launch of the Christmas dies (did you have a favourite or two), but it is  back to video card days now!  I really like this pinwheel technique.  If you have always wondered how it's achieved, then this video is for you!

Before I forget too, the winner of last week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Julie Elli!!!

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

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

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Pam said...

Another day another lovely post. This card is gorgeous. Thank you for the weekend treats Sue, you are a very giving generous talented lady and we are lucky to have you and your blog. Congratulations to Julie

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love this card. Will watch video later. Fab blogathon as always. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Good morning sue and crafty friends.
Georgeous card. Love those colours.
Oh well back to one card a day again lol
U do spoil us sue with the die launches.
Will catch the video later on lunch break
Love to all xx

Unknown said...

Sorry ps congratulations Julie enjoy ur card xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, I bet you are glad that marathon blog is over, I loved everyone of the new collections and of course we all hope we are going to be lucky. Congrats to Julie for winning the wednesday draw. Now to todays card, I have tried this and it is so easy to do once you have done it once and the video is so good.

Update on my op from yesterday, I can see out of the eye so I am over the moon this morning.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card the pinwheel technique is one of my favorites, my favorite Christmas dies were the deer, the angel & the poinsettia flowers. Congratulations Julie. Yvonne xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

it was hard to actually pick a favourite festive die or two from the collection as they are all so beautiful. Congratulations on designing a super collection.
Today's card is lovely too. x

Caroljsmith said...

We have been so spoilt sue with the samples of your new dies it's very hard to choose a favourite as they are all stunning.todays card I love the colour way .thanks for all the hard work you do to keep your fans happy.x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue bet you are glad the launch is over and you can step back and take a deep breath. Your new Christmas designs are beautiful and there is something for everyone. Speaking for myself I love them all and am having a difficult time choosing which ones I really want and which ones I NEED.
Today's card is simply elegant and look forward to watching the video later. Thanks for sharing. Hugs xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
I love this die it's so versatile, I haven't tried doing a pinwheel with it but will do now you have shown me how to.

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue

I hope it is hot and sunny with you! 87 degrees here yesterday hotter than Santa Monica Lol! Could be why my son is coming over as it is set to be nearer 90 during the week and weekend. Perfect for crafting in the garden methinks!!

So todays card might just be on the menu. I love the way you have put it together. As always I love the colour.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful day and a stunning card love the striplet die thank you tracyw

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a lovely card and great video, I remember you demoed this one on tv.
Congratulations to Julie. Glad to read June's op went well. Take care all Kitty.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Firstly, thank you for the weekends beautiful Christmas release. I think I have decided on the border, corner and tag and the background plus that beautiful poinsettia striplet as the absolute favourites but I will NEED others before Christmas I am sure.
Todays card is in my favourite colours and I will try a pinwheel now that you have made it so easy with your video.
Glad your op went well yesterday June and congratulations Julie, enjoy your card
Muriel x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, saw you demo it on TV and have watched the video. And when I see it I think yes, it's easy - but a couple of days later I've forgotten how to do it. Thank you for doing this video so I can look it up again because I love that design. Also got the dies so there's no excuse!
Hugs, Rose

doreenmj said...

Can I add my thanks for a lovely weekend showing the new dies, the decisions are very hard!!

This card, love the colours, is a must!! Will try this effect soon,

Doreen x

auscrafts said...

Todays card is one of my favourite colour combos

Hazel said...

Oh this is stunning Sue. Love the colours and the design. Another way to use the striplet, they are so veristile. Hazel x

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, almost a relief to be back to normal, but loved the ride! Don't normally go for the geometric shapes, however this pinwheel looks stunning in the gentler aqua colours, just lovely. Will watch video this evening and an advance thank you for it.
June - wow, nothing better than to see Sue's offerings more clearly, glad the op went well.
Julie - well done on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours will watch video soon if phone will let me.
Congratulations to Julie on winning the card and glad all went well for you June
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Breezes said...

Another really clever idea ! Thank you for sharing !


Unknown said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
Well I've Watched Today's Video
Twice!!! And Its Just So Outstanding I Truly
Love The Soft Delicate Colours You've Chosen
And The Amazing Pinwheel Embossing
Folder, I Love How You've Used Your Striplet
Die To Make Such A Remarkable Card!
And You Also Used One Of My Favourite
Products "The Iced Snow" And Now In Larger Pots
Just In Time For Christmas.
Sue Thank You For Sharing, Your Beautiful Card
All Your Fabulous Tips And Techniques
I So Appreciate Everything You Do For Us.
Take Great Care My Friend.
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, Congratulations To
Julie For Winning The Wednesday Card Gift
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Well just one card today but what a card, it' lovely and the colour's are clean and fresh. Sometime's i will sit and go through some of your video's and this was one of them i watched a couple of week's ago. I had a try at making this one and with the help of your video and yourself explaining everything beautifully i found it quite easy to make. Congrat's to julie on winning your beautiful creation from wednesday. Thank you once again for the last four day's it has been great to see just a few of your stunning card's from your new festive 2015 collection. I had a few favourite's but to be honest they were all beautiful and so my wish list has just gotten bigger. Last year's christmas collection are beautiful but i think you have surpassed yourself this year as i think these one's are stunning.
Take care everyone and i hope you all get some of this heatwave that the weather man keep's saying we are going to have. Don't forget the CREAM.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card I love the colours and your design is wonderful.
Have a lovely day and see you in awhile xx

Deb A xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, I've never tried the pinwheel technique before but I might just give it a try now I've seen your video - I like to craft along with your technique videos then I can pause or playback if I'm having problems.
Thanks again for a wonderful few days of Christmas inspiration.
Congratulations to Julie, and pleased that your op went well June. Sue XXX

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. I really like the two tone pinwheel. Looks very effective. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone. Congratulations to Julie.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the colours xx hazel

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and lovely colours. All your new dies are gorgeous it was fantastic checking your blog every couple of hours I had to set my alarm on my iPhone so I would remember, I really loved the Angel and all the word dies.
Nancyd xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this stunning card.
Beautiful colours and design.
I have tried this technique before ...... it is getting the rhythm of placing the "bits" that is the trick!!
Once you get that you are off and running.
Have a great day
Hugs Patricia xxx

Pat said...

Morning Sue
This is very clever and something I will try
I have enjoyed the last few days thank you
Pat x

Unknown said...

Oh great joy it's me its me!!!!!
Thank you so much Sue, I've never won one of your cards before. I'm so excited ; )
If I had to choose just two dies for favourites it would be the mini scene and the deer! But I adored all the snowflake dies and all of the rest too.
Thank you once again for your continued generosity and talent Sue.
Glad June's op went well.
Big hugs to all who need one,
Julie E

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I really enjoyed the launch of your new Christmas dies. They were all as nice as each other. I must admit I love the angel the deers, oh I liked them all. Will watch video later as I'm out early today. By the way love the look of this card today.

Joan from Newcastle

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Will Watch the video when I have more time.
Its hard to choose a favourite die as I have so many.
Thank you for all your hard work.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

I love the colours of this card I'll catch the video later xxx

Unknown said...

Well Sue you're the amazing one..... well done your festive launch was wonderful ...!
Going now to watch the video now for your beautiful card...
I'm worn out after all you exciting posts
Luv Rach :)

carol edwards said...

Your Christmas launch was exciting Sue and I am sure hard work for you. You certainly give it your all, true dedication. Lovely card today too. Congratulations to juliex

Linda Graham said...

Morning Sue,just watched your video before I go to work,what a great idea and a beautiful card,thank you, Linda x

Anne said...

I love this card, Sue. The colours are lovely.

Anne (Northampton)

rosiejt said...

Another super card - will watch later.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, great video, love the way this card is put together, and the colours are super, all in all a stunning card. Congrats to Julie on winning the card. So many of your new dies are on my wish list, and it is hard to decide which is my favourite favourite, as I like them all. Have a great day. Bx

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

Unknown said...

Love this card! You are amazing too. Even more dies that I NEED.

Unknown said...

2 favourites....
Snowflake background and the striplet!
(plus the rest in this latest release)

Today's card is beautiful.

Thanks for all the hard work you have put into bringing us crafter's the dies we need to make these stunning cards possible


Bejay said...

What a pretty card, Sue. I can't wait to watch the video when I get back from my trip into town this morning. I think I'll be trying this out as soon as I watch your demo :). xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Today's sentiment is, I'm sure, one a lot of us feel fits you after that great die launch!
I love the soft contrasting colours and subtle 'bling' frame of this design, gorgeous! Looking forward to watching the video when I get in from work tonight.x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today,love the pinwheel.
As to your Christmas dies love them all and can't pick a favourite,it's impossible.

Debra K. said...

What a fantastic design! I must watch the video tutorial to see how you created this card. Debra x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
After the last few hectic days it's nice to get back to being with you and your craft room.
Today's gift is just beautiful. Your colour palette is just right and fits perfectly with those little squares.
I can see so many occasions to use today's design. Childrens gifts by adding a stick to a little smaller wheel for one.

It's already hot here so it looks like another day inside with shutters pulled to.
To all in pain and suffering today I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Marion Bull said...

Love this card and the technique. It could be so useful for the dreaded mens' cards too. Thank you
Maggie B xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the soft colours you have used. I will be watching the video later when I get back from work. I have really enjoyed seeing the new Christmas collection of dies I like so many of them. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue and everyone out there!
Yes I had favourite dies from the Christmas launch. Oh my bank balance! It will be a great Christmas though.
Brilliant Sue. Well done! Anne M xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card and colours. I love all your Christmas dies got some already . love Jean Z xxx

Margaret said...

Love the pastel colours on todays card. The Christmas dies were all wonderful am now counting my cents to see how many I can afford and how to choose when I want them all.
Margaret M

PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant card-such a different way to use small square designs.

Congrats to the card winner.


Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this, christmas desings are lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Wendy L said...

A lovely technique , xxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, Loved the launch of your new dies and yes I did have a favourite or five.
Todays card is so pretty and so clever. Just going to watch the video so I can replicate it later.
Love Val in Spain x

Chantal said...

Beautiful card, Nice way to use the dies.
Hugs, Chantal S

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, another great card,Yes I hade a few favourite dies and have ordered 4 already but more on the wish list!! Sue thank you again for your generosity and talent,you designed a superb collection which is greatly appreciated.big hugs.Take care Jane B.

sonja_w said...

Brilliant card, really enjoyed the video. xx

Unknown said...

Hi, Sue...I loved the die reveals over the last few days......but have to say I'm not ready for Christmas yet! Today's card is so pretty, I will watch the video later. Jo xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely idea to use the small squares, its so pretty. Thank you for the last few days, favorites oh yes just a few lol. Ideas are now bouncing around my head
Love Jan x x

hettygarlick said...

Loved the Christmas dies. My favourite was the dove, but they're all lovely. This is a great card and could be used for a man as it's not too fussy.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes

Have seen this fantastic technique of yours before Sue but it was great to have my memory refreshed watching this video...but one thing I shall always remember is using the glue dots to position the squares...I purchased them straight away to ensure they were in my stash...another great technique is taping the edges of card and giving them a cosmic makeover, instead of the waste doing the whole card...the fun part is getting the tape perfectly to the edge...lol

Anyways Sue, Thank you for sharing this charming card and video...I loved the Aqua colours, the whole design of this card and as always great to see the popular and much loved Noble has snuck its way in there aswel. this card would be perfect for a male recipient but perfect lightly dressed for females.

If I had to choose from the whole of the amazing Christmas launch? Snowflake Background, Striplet and Border; Corner & Tag (all as one...lol...) Poinsettia & Striplet (yet again as one)and Angel and Dove as one...lol...Sentiments...ooops had to stop myself there...how can I choose a favourite Sue when all the dies were stupendous and the recipients of my cards all have different tastes.

Because of the excitement of the launch and how busy with reading all the lovely comments for each part of your hard work and dedication I had forgotten the Wednesday week giveaway was drawn today....Congratulations on being the chosen winner JULIE...really happy for you.

JUNE...great to see that everything went okay with your op and you are back with us
(((((hugs)))) to you x x x

Take care today to You Sue and to all the lovely Wilsonettes, (((hugs))) and Smiles to you...love from Beth B x x x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Normally I can't choose a favourite because it would be like choosing a favourite child, but this launch my definite favourites are the deer and trees. If I was totally honest I loved them all and in my opinion your best launch, hopefully I will get to play with my new dies later today fingers crossed.
Thank you for the video you make it so easy for us to follow, I love the card and the colours you've used.
June that was good news about your op x
Congratulations Julie on winning a card
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this pinwheel card. I made one for my granddaughters birthday ans she loved it. Being a young. Rafter herself (8) she was quite interested in how it was done. Now I can show her the video. Thank you so much for the wonderful die launch, I keep thinking I have a favourite and then change my mind to another die. They are all so brilliant it is too hard to choose.

Love Rosemarie xx

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card, the striplet die is lovely & very versatile,
Thank you for all your hard work over the weekend
Best wishes
Karen M

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Firstly thank you for the last few days, the cards and dies have all been amazing. Love so many of them it's hard to choose.
today's card is so clever will watch the video later to learn the technique.

Aspiring crafter said...

This is a lovely card Sue and the technique looks intriguing!
Off to watch and learn !
I have so many favourites from your new collection, in some ways I think it's your best to date Sue!
Have a great day,

nattyboots said...

Congrats to your winner Julie.
A lovely card Sue, it does look rather difficult though, i will watch the video later to see if i could master it.
Take Care
Elaine H x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Delightful card Sue. Great design and colour combo.
Three Christmas dies were purchased at CE Towers last Thursday and there's the possibility of more this Thursday lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue, hugs Carole Z XX

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely colours too . Think maybe to snowflake ackground might be my favourite but I keep changing my mind. Congratulations to Julie xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to Julie.
A lovely styled card today, as always.
I have absolutely loved all your cards and new festive dies, we have been thrilled to see your new collections and cards. I love all the new dies but my ABSOLUTE favourites are the deer family and the textured trees, I absolutely adore the beautiful scenes that can be created with these two sets.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, I have many favourites but the Mini Background has to be top of the list for me, it's going to be great for making flatter cards for posting this year, but still look very special. It will be great for decoupage too!. The Angel and Dove are beautiful
so I am torn between the three. I don't usually start Christmas cards this early but can't stop playing with these. Thank you again!
Congratulations to Julie for winning a card!
To JUNE SMITH so glad to read your Op went well, Take care,
Good to see your smiley face back today! Love Junex (Cumbria)

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. Well I'm sure your glad the launch is over but I think you have spoilt us with such beautiful dies and card samples. Thank you so much. Today's card is a lovely technique and the colours are lovely. Hope your able to have a rest for a bit.I have a few favorites from the Christmas dies. Thank you again for sharing and giving us lots of inspiration. Hugs Heather.x

sandieann21 said...

I love these colours and am going to try this technique. Thank you very much for the last few days, Sue.

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Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all.Undecided about this one.pleased your op.went well June.Congrats to Julie. JJxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card with a lovely colour combo and fab technique. Congrats to Julie :-) Thank you Sue for your stunning Christmas release - you're so creative and generous :-)) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and colours with a hint of bling, just adorable.
Lorna D

Laura O said...

loved your new dies this is a stunning card love this technique Laura O

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I thought the sentiment sumed up this card, plus you are amazing. What a wonderful card and technique. Thank you for sharing. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Thanks for the video, it really helps to clarify just how the card was put together.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, will watch the video now. Loved all your Festive Dies, couldn't really chose a favourite or two as I loved them all! Love. Jean xxx

Chris Curry said...

Love the look of the pinwheel and your tips on setting out the squares make it look easy. Thank you Sue.Xx

Nananne said...

Lovely fresh and interesting looking card, I find the video keeps sticking so I will try it again later.
I think my favourite die is the Christmas Scene as it seems it could be quite versatile and suitable for everyone on my C card list, also quick to make and eye catching ! What more could you ask for!
So glad your op went well yesterday June, I bet you're relieved and happy it's over !
Congratulations to Julie enjoy your card!
Love and hugs to all xo

pinky said...

This is just stunning Sue! Just whizzed down a few post I had missed. Wow I need so many of those dies....HELP!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
The Launch I think was a resounding success!
Loved all of the Dies!
Todays card is so pretty love the Aqua Pinwheel!
June so pleased your eyesight is restored..wonderful news!
Congrats to the card winner Julie!
Take care
Love Marg

Unknown said...

What a fab technique- love it

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sow I love this technique and gorgeous colour

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, Oh Im going to love to see how you create that effect and will now go and watch your video. Stunning card and gorgeous colour combo to. Thanks so much for all the samples they were so beautiful and no doubt lots of hard work. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, your festive dies are amazing and have quite a long wish list! Must give today's technique a try - once again very clever use of the striplets!
Many thanks
Janette x

Scottydog said...

A very bright, refreshing card for today. Love the turquoise colour. I have been cutting up the squares for different effects so now I must go & try this with the video to guide me. Thank you Sue

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue , another beautiful card so many wonderful ideas. Loved all the Christmas dies but would recommend the trees to anyone so realistic best tree dies I have. Will be ordering more later in the week but will wait til Friday, just in case fingers crossed

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your Xmas dies launch but it is also nice to get back to routine again. the video was great and the card is beautiful. Thank you Sue. Congratulations Julie.

karenlotty said...

Your Christmas collection is to die for - get it! Congratulations, you should feel extremely proud of yourself
I saw today's card at Ally Pally on your stand and prompted me to buy the Quilted Block Striplet now I've seen the video I must have a try - now where are those glue dots

Kate's Cards said...

Good technique for a pretty card.

Rosemary Stickland said...

I really enjoy making pinwheel cards, thank you for introducing me to the idea. Today's example is very fresh and clean looking.
Rosemary xx

June Horrocks said...

Dear sue the card today is lovely very elegent love it About the new dies I love them all I really do but my special one is Christmas angel. All my sue dies are treasures so that will be my first one to buy thank you for all your hard work and kindness love always June horrocks xxxx June smith so pleased all went well xxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Just off now to watch your video. SueLx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue I thought we were back to summer cards with the pretty aqua but it is equally Christmas with the ice bling! love from Jackie xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Well, I bet you're glad your marathon is over Sue, and you can now get back to normal!! Which for you will be running yourself ragged!
It's a lovely delicate card today, the pinwheeel is so effective.
Congratulations to Julie.
Love Maureen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I loved this card when I saw it, but haven't tried the technique yet, but the video explains it perfectly. It would be really useful to make some squares in advance in different colour combinations and have them ready to use when needed. I loved your Christmas die launch and it's difficult to pick a favourite as I liked so many of them, but I have to say I loved the Christmas tree word, followed closely by so many others! Thank you for all your time and effort and I'm looking forward to seeing more samples in due course. Best wishes

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
What a fantastic few days you have given each and everyone of us showing us your fantastic talent so generous as only you can be, thank you so much.
Todays card really is amazing the colours are wonderful, I shall save the video for later.
Margaret xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Great video, haven't seen this technique before and am going to have a go at this later on a birthday card for my niece.
Love the aqua colour too.
Really enjoyed seeing the cards made with your new Christmas dies. Have many favourites but think the trees was number one as it would also be useful all year round. Must get some iced snow soon too. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing all your lovely techniques with us all.
Congratulations to Julie, enjoy your card. x

Colleen said...

Such a beautiful card
thank you

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just loved all the Christmas dies.
This card is so pretty and cool looking.
I just love it and will give it a go.
Evis M.

Swiftycrafter said...

Lovely card Sue, looks quite complicated, but the video really helps to show that it is easily achievable, would be good for a male card if done with different colours.
Lynne x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I to have a lot of favs so hard to pick I must also get some iced snow I love it this card looks so difficult to make looks effective though I like the colours to I will watch later on as on my way to the hospital to see my grand daughter
take care Sue n all the crafty crew
hugs Sarah xxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a great technique...
If I´m right you showed this before???
The card is wonderful.
I ordered my favorite of the Christmas dies already but I think there are more "must haves"...
Rolf xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, pretty much all die made so we can all make a version that will look good. X Ros

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Before I forget, June, Im so pleased to read all went well for you yesterday, and congrats to Julie on being chosen for one of Sue's W. O. W's - enjoy.

I cannot even start to pick a favourite from the new festive collection as doing what I do, each a everyone would help me along the hard route of making so many Christmas cards in prep for the market, but I do personally think that a few can be used all year round so they will be the first I invest in, and they are an investment and its not until you have a tidy up and organise dies into floral, foliage, backgrounds etc do you realise how many 100's of pounds worth you have - right Barbie lol but this collection is the best festive release you have done in my opinion, and you should be very proud of yourself.
I love todays pinwheel card, I remember it being shown on your POTD and also that beautiful striplet makes for the most pretty background, you have also used my favourite aqua card which I adore : )
I will leave you with many well done hugs for all you have given us over the past few days, and hope when you have come down off your cloud you reach your destination safely.
Lancashire Steph xxx

shabbycraftcabin said...

All calm down now from the last couple of days :-) nice card, will wAtch video later with my feet up. Take care, Ivy xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the card for today, haven't tried this technique yet, so will watch and learn
Can't make up my mind for a favourite Christmas die, but Santa on his sleigh, the deer and the trees, the snowflakes as well are in the running.
Thank you for all your hard work in bringing this,collection to us.
Congratulation Julie on winning the Wednesday card giveaway, you will love it.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Glennis F said...

Fabulous card - this looks like a fun technique to try

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, the sun is shining!!! Wow just watched your video!!! You truly are amazing!!! Thankyou for your generosity you spoil us rotten!!!
Christmas favourites lets see All of them:) I need to rob a bank!!!
Just joking:) I don't know you but feel like I do June glad your op
went well!!! Congrats to Julie!!!
Thanks Sue I love reading your blog it's like one big family!!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Have a fabulous day!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, feeling a few withdrawal symptoms today - no new dies to see, then wow you show us this lovely Pinwheel card . Love the way you have used the striplet and the video just makes everything so clear - thank-you

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card today. Fabulous few days of Christmas dies launch. I have a few favourites- all of them!!
Doreen R

hotpotato said...

My dies have arrived. I have six sets of your new christmas dies now in my sticky paws! Can't wait to get creating with them, sadly it won't be today. x

Kiraneries said...

Hu Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely summer colours and a new technique for me. Thanks for the video.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I too am feeling withdrawal systems today it was so good getting a new card every few hours instead of once a day!
Today's pinwheel card looks good, I'm going to sit down soon with a nice cup of coffee and watch the video

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This looks lovely - I'll have to watch the video later though. Hope you have recovered from the last few days.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Lovely card today in such a pretty colour. I am really looking forward to watching the video later and then trying out this technique!
As regards favourites, it is so hard to choose. The initial ones I chose were the Poinsettia Striplet, Santa's Sleigh and Snowflake Background
But since watching the release I have added to my list the Trees, the background with Santa flying over the town and of course the Deer
However, to be perfectly honest, I love them all, but I know I can't have them all!!!!
Thankyou so much again for our exciting few days and like other Wilsonettes am keeping my fingers crossed to be lucky in the Draw!!
Lesley S x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and great video as always, thank you for a wonderful few days of Christmas inspiration, have already ordered my favourites and hope they arrive today
Congratulations to Julie enjoy your card
June so glad your op went well and you can see all Sues wonderful creations

Hugs and best wishes everyone

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and made my version of it after seeing you demo it on TV.
Favourites? - it has to be all of the striplets and the dove, closely followed by all the other snowflakes.

June S - so glad the op went well and it can only benefit your crafting :-)

Julie E - congratulations on being the Wednesday winner.

I don't need sunscreen here today as I awoke to rain! It seems to be clearing up now and I am hopeful of getting the washing on the line, fingers crossed. Have a good day everyone.


Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Lovely card today sue x I remember watching this on tv and seeing it at ally pally and although it looks stunning through a screen it is even more so in real life x thankyou for the video as I do tend to forget how to do all your wonderful techniques x I love the colours you have used too x
Congratulations julie x
June I am really pleased for you that your op went well and your sight is better x
I really cannot choose a favourite 1 or 2 dies from your launch x I have a favourite 21 does that help ? I will definately be ordering some from the top of my list but they all ended up there so a very difficult choice x thankyou again sue for inspiring me so much x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Enjoyed watching the video..thankyou.

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely card and I really like the colours you've used. Thank you very much for all your hard work that went into making all those beautiful cards over the last few days. This die release is sure to be a huge success. Well done Sue. Anniekk xxx

craftylisa said...

lovely card very effective love the colour too x

Paula said...

The sentiment on this card says 'You're amazing', well you certainly are Sue! This card is lovely, and I'm off to make a cuppa so I can sit and watch the video in peace. :)
Thank you so much for the last few days and all your hard work, it's been lovely to be able to see what the new dies look like made up.
Paula x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card

Will watch the video later as I have to go out.

Congratulations to Julie

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

Top of the morning to you Sue!

Ahh, back to normality again I am afraid- I will mis having multiple cards each day but how nice to have a demo instead. This card looks intriguing, I cannot wait to watch it later on because it looks so effective, love the soft blue colour scheme too.
I refuse to pick favourites from your launch, it just isn't possible, so I am just going to get them all bit by bit if I can.....but where to begin!
The weather is predictably dull and drizzly here in Stirling#what no heatwave! I had my bikini and sunscreen on standby since Sunday but to no avail, I will just have to make do with watching everyone bake at Wimbledon instead I guess. Hope the sun is shining wherever you are, though it is a distraction from serious crafting, at least that's what I keep telling myself!
Congrats to Julie E on her win, I hope you have a suitable spot to hang your prize, I know I do if I am ever lucky enough:-)
June, so glad to hear that you are recovering well, take it easy though, these things take time and your eyesight is so preciousxxx

Love and crafty hugs,


melody said...

Hi Sue, I have seen this technique of your pinwheel before but it's great to have the video to watch your card looks fantastic. Now as for the new festive dies how to pick a favourite, well I think mine would he to be the corner boarder tag, snowflake background an the seasons greetings but if I look at them altogether I would find it hard to jut pick them 3 they are lol fabulous. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card today....although I must admit that I was quite enjoying Christmas!!!!

Helen Bell said...

Morning Sue

Great card, great technique and beautiful colours. I will watch the video later.

Still deciding which if the Christmas dies to go for. Last few days were amazing.

Love Helen xxx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

Love the colours you have used for this card, it's so fresh and clean.

Anyone would be delightd to receive this stunning card.

Hope you have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

JUNE, So pleased your op went well. LOL

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

I love this card a lovely technique and beautiful colours as usual.

June x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes - HELP! I have suddenly started receiving e-mail notifications of all the comments on this post, including my own. I am not aware of having done anything to make this happen and don't know where to start looking. Please can anyone help me as I certainly don't want to start having to delete hundreds of e-mails every day. Thanks in anticipation.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I remember seeing this card before and it's lovely to actually have the video. It's a very pretty card but also a versatile one.
As for choosing a favourite Christmas Die , that's a bit impossible. If I had to choose only two - one is too hard, it would be the scene and a Striplet! I don't have anything like either of them so that's how I decided.
I do hope they all sell out Sue! They ought to as they are so lovely.
June - really pleased you have a good result from your operation.
Julie - congratulations , enjoy your lovely card.
Love Myra xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
A simply stunning pinwheel card and thanks for sharing the demo, I loved all you Christmas dies so very hard to choose i think the dove and the all the dies with snowflakes are my favs but i will be buying as many as i can! lol
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Just watched the video. I don't have the Striplet so might try it with the centre part of the New York Times Square. My aunt passed away this morning so I must away and make a Sympathy card.

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Enjoyed your video very much, the glue dot tip is extremely useful, I wouldn't have thought of it in a million years.
Love the pinwheel card you have made using the Striplet die.
As to favourites from your Christmas Launch, I think mine would be the Christmas Tree Greetings, mainly because I fell deeply for the card you showcased it with. However, the snowflake background, the corner border tag, and the Striplets are firmly in my basket for when I get home from holiday.

FLUFFY-CAT, the only thing I can think of is that you have somehow subscribed to all the comments. If you look on the home page at the right hand side and scroll down you will come to a little heading entitled " subscribe to Particraft Ltd" and underneath there are two drop
down boxes with the options "posts" and "all comments" maybe you have inadvertently clicked the subscribe to all comments box.
If that is the case, you should be able to unsubscribe from the emails in the email itself. If that doesn't work try going into your Google account, maybe there is something there to "unsubscribe"
Hope that helps.

June, so glad you op went well and you are able to read again.
Julie, congratulations, enjoy your card.

Love Saba

Saba said...


I don't think Sue will mind if I comment again, We posted at the same time and I had not seen your comment.

I am so very sorry my dear friend. Hope it brings some comfort to you to know she is no longer suffering. Sending you comforting hugs and will be keeping you in my Prayers
Love Saba xxx

Pauline A said...

Your sentiment says it all Sue; you really are amazing the way in which you come up with all these wonderful ideas. I haven't got this particular striplet but will be looking at mine in a different way now. Love the card and the aqua colour with white. As regards your new Christmas dies i can't really say which is my favourite as there are so many but the angel is my first buy followed by the striplet scene/ Christmas tree/etc etc. Hugs xx Pauline A

ursula said...

This is so pretty, love the sentiment...have tried this idea several times, love it....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

I think this is such a great card and with a few tweeks would make a stunning male card. I love the tonal effect, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Julie Elli.

Best wishes.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I will watch the video later because this technique makes such a lovely card.
This card is so pretty and I love these soft colours but I can imagine if you change the colours you could really change the 'mood of the card for either male or female.
Well done Julie on your win - enjoy.
Crafty hugs

SusanP, Kent said...

Your launch was amazing! You are a very-hard-to-keep-up-with lady!!!! Would like to meet you one day (you never know - 'it' might rub off on me). Love this card very much and could definitely see myself giving the technique a go. It's fantastic with the die-cuts and I reckon it can be done in all sorts of different ways. I'm going straight to the video NOW!

Maureen B. said...

Sue back to normality today eh! However not with the delicous card , you have done it again. On a day like today your card has such cooling colours and your pinwheel can be used with so many colours and maybe you never know the idea could be stretched even further.! Enjoy our Florida weather ! Hugs Maureen(MEM) B.

Jane Franklin said...

I think the effect is great simple and elegant. The colours are very cooling in todays heat. Jxxx

terrie said...

Very pretty card...love the color that you used....thanks for the video
Well done Sue

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well I can't just pick one or two of your cards,
I just can't do it,
because everyone of them were different and everyone I loved so sorry,
I would love to receive any one of them cards,
It would be framed and brought out year after year sue
beautiful sue, just beautiful, crafty hugs Julie xxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Great video Sue x This technique looks hard but you have made it look so easy and it looks fantastic! Loving the light and dark shade of aqua colour you have used. Plus, the ever gorgeous Iced Snow AND the wonderful sentiment which befits you and all you do for us! Loving the striplet too and the embossing folder x "Thank you". oooooo I've just imagined an orange and yellow theme.....! Oooooo now then, how long have you got for a favourite...lol! My first and foremost has to be the snowflake border, corner and tag set.....then there's Dove of Peace, Christmas Angel, Peace on Earth, mini snowflake striplet, The Wise Men, snowflake background, Christmas tree greeting....I think I'd better stop......lol! Just to say "thank you Sue" for this opportunity, for all your hard work for making this the best blog ever! Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and to your family. Love and hugs too to all the Wilsonettes who are in need xx Congratulations Julie! Wonderful! Wait until you see it in real life....wow! xx Just to say good luck everyone! It will be all Christmas's and birthdays rolled into one for those who's name is drawn xx Love Karen xx

Jean said...
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Jean said...

So beautiful! Just loving the colors!

barbara macaskill said...

What a stunning card! I love pinwheels and the colors are so soft and pretty!! TFS!

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. So lovely to see this soft fresh card today. The pinwheel design is always a winner and that choice of card is delightful. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Love the colours of this card. First time I have seen a pinwheel design done on video, and you make it look so easy.

I have the Striplet you show, so I am going to have a go. I have MS and no feeling in my fingertips, but with time and your video I am going to give it a go. I also love the colour you use, and it is just lovely.

Thank you once again for all the inspiration you have given me since I joined this group earlier this year.

TFS Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald

ps Congratulations to Julie x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love your pinwheels but have not yet attemped one. I love how the squares are carried on through the embossing folder, the aqua cardstock is very pretty and it's set off so beautifully by the sparkly border. Will put this video on my watch list ready for when I try one. Agree it could be made more masculine if required too.

Christmas dies... wow! A favourite? Favourites... snowflake- border corner tag, background, letterpress, stacking snowflakes, snowflake and poinsettia striplets= 6 very favourite must have needs. We didn't see the lovely stamps that go with them and I need pretty much all of those too! Fun part is deciding what I really need and in what order- agony! Still haven't got the latest nobel dies and the two other backgrounds I like! You did a great job Sue, you must've worked so hard to get all those posts out! Thank you for all the effort you put in every day with your blog posts for us- but especially during launches! Hope you'll have a little rest now x

June, delighted your eye op went well, hugs xxx

Littlelamb my deepest condolences for your loss, hugs xxx

Julie Eli congratulations, enjoy your Sue Wilson work of art, hugs xxx

Tired & sore but happy. Did a few phone calls that were on the list. A rest now before aMr W is home from work. Billy not doing much, it's too hot for him so my priority is keeping the house as cool as possible for him.

Hot today so please make sure you all stay hydrated and either cover up or use sunscreen if out for any legnth of time, hugs to all Wilsonettes wherever you are in the world, extra hugs if you need them. Have a happy, crafty evening and see you all tomorrow.

T x

Dawn Holben said...

Gorgeous card and technique giving beautiful results, the colours are really pretty too.

ssn.wht@gmail.com said...

Really enjoyed your die launch Sue - congratulations on a fabulous collection. I love the pinwheel and the patchwork type cards you do - often use these techniques and people love getting the cards! Susan x

gingernuts said...

Hi Sue. Wow what another super card love all the collection. Mavis xx

Unknown said...

A lovely card, and looks so delicate. Hopefully I can sit tonight and watch the video, but I am working late.
Janice W

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Back to normal, really miss all the fabulous cards and dies. My favourite has to be the Trees and the Reindeer followed by the Dove.
Will watch the video later when in bed relaxed.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Sue a beautiful card. so fresh looking just love the colours.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love your pinwheel effect. Have seen you do this on several cards - I think one used the New York dies. Colour combo is perfect as well. Just fab...

jennifer.lawes1@gmail.com said...

On help! Where have you gone? I love watching your demos on create and craft and you seem to have van
ished from the schedule. What has happened? You are much loved and followed. I don't, get out due to being a carer andNOTHING on c c is worth watching

Berina RGA said...

love this card!! beautiful pinwheel pattern. love it!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue and crafty ladies
well the last few days have been a bit of a blur. Thank you Sue for sharing all your wonderful ideas for your new Christmas dies. The Wise Men, Dove and Angel are top of my list together with the Peace on Earth sentiment and Christmas Tree Greeting. I love ALL the snowflake dies too, and the deer, and the mini scene with Santa. Oh no, I think I need them all lol.
Congratulations on your win Julie, after the last few days I just had to check back to see which card you'd won, lovely.
Glad to hear your op went well June, wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
Sarah, hope your granddaughter is ok.
Littlelamb, so sorry to hear about your aunt. Sending hugs.
Saba - hope your enjoying your holiday.
I've found it a bit hard to keep up with everything with so many posts going on the blog over the last few days so I do apologise if I'm not quite up to date with everyone.
Sending love and blessings - Deb C xx
PS. If you fancy having a few more cards to look at, I have just started "pinning" and have put the ones I have made myself on Pinterest - if you search for Deb Curtis and chose the one with the same picture as my comment on the blog, it says debcurtis1 underneath the picture xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I bit your quite glad that your Marathon is over. Todays card is lovely and i'll be looking at the video later. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed as usual. Wish I could afford them all but I'm afraid I can't. I have a couple of favourites so they'll be on the top of my list. Won't be long to Ally Pally Sue, I can't believe how soon the shows come around.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful like the colors

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the clean lines of this one xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue and all
I'm so sorry, I got so carried away with Christmas that I forgot to mention how beautiful todays card is, love the colours and think I'll try this with my New York dies, great for the guys too.
love Deb C xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Great technique. Missed not seeing lots of posts today. Def had a favourite one or two, or maybe three or four or maybe just all of them!!!
Karen xx

Maggie said...

Hi Sue loved the launch have a wish list and lots of favourites. Your card today is amazing love this idea will watch video later to see how it was done.


Carole said...

Hi Sue,
Like the idea of this card, will catch the video later.
CaroleB xxx

liz spooner said...

This is a stunning card Sue and be good for a male in different colours.xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue an everyone. I love pinwheels we have got them all over our garden. The card you made is really pretty I think nan as this die so I will ask her if we can try to make it for my music teachers birthday. Thank You Molly oxox

C A W said...

Okay, so after 3 days of new releases and wonderful cards you come up with this one. Absolutely fabulous. Are you in overdrive?

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely technique and gorgeous colour used. I should think you are all blogged out after your marathon launch though, but I enjoyed every single one. Thanks Sue.

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely card today, looks like a lovely mosaic, thank you for sharing it with us all.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
What an unusual style of card...love it! I have this striplet die so I will having a go at this one. Love the video's and you made this technique look so easy.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone

The pinwheel card is lovely, gorgeous colour
and it look so great.
Huge thank you once again for the fun the last few days.
My favs. is the deer family,the dove,snowflakes and the trees.
Then all of them,because they are all wonderful.

Wonderful news June that your op went well,hugs

Congrats Julie for winning the wednesday card

Hugs to all Wisonette's and friends
Maria x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
thank you so much for the tutorial on this delightful creation.
Wonderful designing as always, and fab colour choice.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely shades of blue in this pinwheel card.
I've no idea how you come up with so many different styles of card very inspirational.

Lesley said...

Have just watched the video showing you making this amazing card. Love the strip let die and the colours you have used.

92 Rosamond Hull said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card I am amazed what you have done
with the striplet die I would never have thought of anything like that.
Now I have come back down to earth after the Christmas
die launch I have chosen two favourites lol.

Theresa said...

great use of striplet. fab blues on card, hugs xx

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card today, love the colours and the technique with the striplet die. x

Glenharon said...

Good evening Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes ,
Lovely colours again today Sue making an exquisite card that is so pretty and so clever in its construction. I had a ball over the weekend commenting as when I could but I don't know how you got on Sue making them all as well as blogging about the beauty that you brought out each one more beautiful than the last. Sue trying to pick out my favourites is nigh near impossible as all were amazing and all would so mix and match with last years which is just as well when pennies are going faster than coming
Conragulations to Julie on winning last weeks cracker and I am so glad that you have finally got one of our very one superstars WOW which I think each and every one of Sues masterpieces are.
June flower, I am so glad that you are feeling the benefits so quickly after surgery and can only hope that all is definitely onwards and upwards for you dear lady.
Sending hugs to all my beautiful Wilsonettes Angels(you all know who you are) who make such a difference every day to me but sending them out to my lovely Angels that are not too good the now as well
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love these pinwheel design cards, love your colour combination too!
The video is so clear and easy to follow as always.
I think I may just have a go at this one !
Love and hugs to all,
Sandra xxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Sue!

Thanks for another fab video.

Congrats to Julie for winning the Wednesday card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue just watched the video I will have to have a go at this card you used my favourite colour as well and have the strip let die in my collection

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sandra & Friends
I love this card Sue the colours are lovely so pretty,must try this technique
I hope you have had a rest today Sue after your busy die samples which were all FABULOUSE
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TOB Theresa sending your healing Hug's love Lynda xx

Love & Hug's to all my friends xxxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and the pinwheel.

tallulah (lisa) said...

although disappointed not to have any more Christmas dies.. this is very sweet. I have never done a pinwheel card and certainly want to now!! thanks for all the inspiration Sue- I save all your email posts in my inspiration box and whenever I have a mental block I know where to go!! Everyone comments on my card and I have you to thank for that- so THANK YOU!! xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Just like to say I love all your dies and will have a problem choosing which one to get first.

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