Saturday, 4 July 2015

Descending Die Cuts



Hello bloggers and Happy Fourth of July to any American followers!  Today's video card is a really simple way to add dimension to your cards and the recipient is sure to be amazed by it as well!

The Christmas die winners were posted yesterday and not all have been claimed yet so don't forget to scroll down to the post below this to check for your name!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card giveaway is:

Angela Wade!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americaansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.

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








149 comments:

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and fellow crafters

Lovely card this morning. Love the colour will catch video later as usual. Oh well folks back to normal in Scotland a dreich wet and thundery day lol
Love to all xx

Pam said...

Happy Fourth of July Sue. Beautiful card to celebrate.
Congrats to Angela, enjoy
Have a good weekend all

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another lovely cooling card. Love the dimension. Will watch video later. Had some much needed rain and thunder here last night. Still muggy this morning though. Happy weekend Wilsonettes and happy 4th July Sue!

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,lovely colours.
Well done to all those lucky winners of the dies in the draw yesterday- enjoy your winnings!

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and love the striplet die thank you tracyw

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Happy 4th of July!!! Well it's
raining cats and dogs here!!! Typical today is
my daughter's baby shower!!! Very funny I know!!!
We were having afternoon tea outside oh well let's
hope it clears up!!!
Love today's gift!!! Thankyou!!!
Must dash got lots to do!!! Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, Happy 4th of July to you and yours, hope you have a great day.
Love your beautiful card, great colours, design and sentiment.
Will have to leave the Video till later.
Off to meet Hazel who is so excited about her Win.
We are off to Edinburgh to meet a Blog friend for the day.
Enjoy your day
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Heather Rogers said...

HI Sue
Happy 4th of July to you and yours

Lovely card and die today as always. As for you posting Christmas inspiration for us, go girl go! We are in July now after all!

We have a rule in our family no-one can mention Christmas until July and then it's 'Open Season'. :)

As I mentioned to you I will be making all my Christmas cards in August when I have nearly three weeks off Yippee! Can't wait to see your first offering my friend.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, love the cut and fit back in technique.
Great to have a Saturday video - thank you - and also that we're to get double Friday cards - spoilt again!
Well done to all the gals - and our guy Rolfi - on winning a Christmas die. Have bought the Winter Trees, Sue, so play time ahead.
Also well done to Angela on winning the Wednesday card - another one for Wales!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

PS Greetings on 4th of July, Sue, and to our friends over the pond.

'P'

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Happy 4th July.
A great video and lovely card. Congratulations to Angela.
Have a good weekend all, take care Kitty.

Txcowgirl said...

Excellent card again today, staying up late due to all the fireworks going off in the neighborhood. It's after midnight here.
We had a pre-4th of July BBQ with all the family today. Nothing beats Texas BBQ. We had smoked baby back ribs, pulled pork, and even a prime rib on the rotisserie. We cooked, grilled, and smoked meat all day, and will start again tomorrow with a smoked beef brisket. Wish ya'll could all join us. Tomorrow we'll also smoke some corn on the cob, and some jalapeno bacon wrapped peppers, in Texas we call these Armadillo eggs, they are so delicious. Of course we also have to have some watermelon and summer peaches. Then we'll go to the big fireworks show at the county fairgrounds later tonight.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and a beautiful colour. Congratulations to all you lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Independence Day to you and yours, have a great one.
This card is gorgeous, so glad you did the video on it, I would have made life VERY difficult for me by trying to cut the shapes and then matching the striplets to the background underneath (probably unsuccessfully!).
You are so clever, with infinite creativity.
Can't believe some Wilsonettes haven't claimed their prize yet.......

Would be VERY good if Loopy Lynda could send some cats and dogs up here - we have hardly ANY rain and the plants need it badly.

Hugs, Rose

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Happy 4th of July to you.
Love this fab technique and your wonderful tutorial.
That strplet die is wonderful and I love the fab background it makes.
Great tutorial, and thank you.
It's finny as I had just been doing some glue dots on a anniversary card.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Happy Independance Day Sue and to any oversea's Wilsonettes, what a shame you couldn't be there to celebrate in style Sue.

Again I send many congrats to the first time winner's of Sue's festive collection, it feel's so good to see your name for the very first time when you're not use to winning so enjoy your gifts.
As for double Friday, cant wait Sue, especially if we get the chance to see your new dies again so bring it on : )
I love today's card Sue. Your striplet dies are fantastic to make backgrounds with, it takes a bit of 'playing' to get it lined up well but oh so worth it. I really need to get back into my 'den' if only life wouldn't get in my way !!
I shall be making my list of festive dies later whilst sitting on the side lines of doggy school (providing the bark level's arn't too high) lol
so I send my love and hugs to you Sue for a happy Saturday, and a good day, and thank you for another beautiful card and informative video.
Lots of 4th July hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is wonderful I love how you have used the dies. Happy 4th July to you. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card today with this fab technique, love this striplet die as its so versatile. Am looking forward to all your Christmas creations too (it's never too early!) Congrats to Angela :-) Have a lovely day and Happy 4th July. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Very clever card today, and I will give this a try, thank you
Pat x

carol quinn said...

Stunning card today sue, very pretty

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great colours, happy 4th of July, and congrats all die winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - beautiful card and another great reason for having the striplet dies. Will watch video later. Many congratulations to all the lucky winners yesterday. Have a great weekend, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Happy 4th of July Sue

Pretty blue card and I must congratulate all the winners of your dies.

Jan

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Happy 4th of July to you and any friends in the USA. Beautiful card, when I've posted here I'm going to have a video fest before anyone else gets up.
Congratulations to all the dies winners and to Angela on winning the card.
Finally has the thunderstorm and the rain which hopefully has broken the oppressive heat - never thought I wouldn't want it to be hot! Sue XXX

Jane Franklin said...

Your right Sue, stunning but simple to do. Brill. Congratulations to all the winners. I am waiting with anticipation for the dies I've ordered to arrive. Exciting. Jxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Happy 4th July Sue! Beautiful card and very effective. Debra x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful gift to start the weekend. A very happy Independence Day.
I have to confess that the die and background play havoc with my eyes. I cannot tell whether the background is flat card or has a flocked appearance. It certainly does give a different and beautiful appearance even though it's a little disconcerting.
I love your chosen colour palette.

It's a little cooler here at the moment so fingers crossed it may stay and I can get something done.

To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe and remember drink lots of water and cover up.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Lesley Thomas said...

Pretty card Sue, as always. Congrats to all the winners. Some of my dies came yesterday, so I am a happy bunny too.

June said...

Morning Sue and all wilsonettes, that is such a beatuiful card today, will wtch the video later.

Congratulations to all you lucky winners of the dies and gice away card.

Stay safe, healthy and happy June Smith xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and technique today.
Congratulations to all the die winners and to Angela on winning the card.
Happy 4th July Sue to you and yours and any American wilsonettes.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

doreenmj said...



Love this card, the colours really set it off,



Doreen x

Debra Kenworthy said...

I've just checked your winners list and I'm there! Wow!!! I only blog in the morning so didn't see it. Congratulations to all the other winners :D. Debra x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Happy Indepence day to you and all fellow Americans. I will have to watch the video when I return home I love the card on offer today. I love that we are getting a double dose of Christmas on Fridays I'm looking forward to seeing what you've done with your amazing dies. I forgot to look back yesterday to see who won and only saw it this morning so belated congratulations to everyone that won.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card!
Happy 4th of July! Celebrate in style!
Congratulations to all the winners again and also to Angela on the Wednesday Card!
Love and hugs to all xo

TDQ Karen said...

Morning Sue, Happy 4th July!

Love your beautiful card today will watch the video later xx

Jan.moogie said...

Happy 4th July Sue and all who celebrate it have a great day. What a clever card Sue will watch the video shortly. Congratulations to all who won a prize although we are all winners on here because we have Sue giving us free tutorials daily. Thank You Sue. Hugs xxx

cr@fty said...

Oops! Forgot to congratulate Angela for winning the card
Hugs x
Heather T

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for such a super tutorial that shows how a quick card can be so efffective. I love your striplet dies as they allow so many size options, a single cut, double or as you have done a triple cut. Keep up the great work and thank you for the great inspiration.x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
First Of All "Happy 4th July" I Have Just
Watched Today's Awesome Video I Just Love
Your Videos You Always Share So Much With Us
For Example Tips And Lots Of Techniques, I Love
How You Have Used The Regal Striplet Die To Create
Your Awesome Card, Then Using The St Kitts Die To Cut
The Centre, For Your Sentiment You Cut It Out Using A
Die From Classic Adorned Die Set, Showing You Once Again
How Your Dies Work So Very Well Together.
I Love The Colours Of Your Card, I Also Always Love
Watching In Your Videos How You Create Your PVA
Pearls Here You Did In Cream.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Your Video With
U.S., And All The Tips And Inspiration You Share
With Us, I Truly Appreciate All That You Do.
Well My Very Dear Friend Sue
Take Great Care
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom And Colin
Love And Warmest Of Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes x
Well I Normally Get Up Early In The
Morning, But Within The Early Hours The Horrific
"Thunderstorms" At 2:30 a.m. Approx Started.
My Poor Beautiful Dogs Were Just So Very Frightened
They Started To Cry And Bark, So Not To Upset Neighbours
I Got Up With Them And Tried To Calm Them Down ,
I Was So Shocked The Storm Lasted A Good Three Hours Here.
Congratulations "To Angela" On Winning Wednesday Gift Card
Huge Warmest Hugs To Lancashire Steph x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love making recessed cards so this is right up my street. Fantastic design.
Have a great day.
Ang x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Happy 4th July to you and anybody else that's away from home. Have a great day.
Love the card, and will watch the video later.
Well done to all of the winners enjoy your die.
Lydia
X

Deborah Artliff said...

Absolutely stunning Sue what a beautiful card
I love the colour and your design is wonderful

Debs A xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue and happy 4th July to you. Your card looks interesting so will see how you achieved this later when I can watch the video. Congratulations to all the lucky winners of your dies love from Jackie xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy 4th of July , a beautiful card with all your dies working together. Congratulations to Angela on winning a card. Yvonne xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Happy 4 th of July to you and yours. Great card today and look forward to the x mas ones! Congrat. To all the lucky winners !Take care Jane B.

Anne said...

Another great technique, Sue. A lovely card.

Anne(Northampton)

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and great video.
Lorna D

Rosie said...

Good morning Sue
A lovely card this morning and thank you for the video too.
A Very Happy 4th of July to all those who celebrate it.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.....and Angela for winning the card give away
Take care
Love Rosie xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Such a beautiful blue card Sue and a video too !
Congratulations to all the winners , and I'm thrilled to say I am one of the lucky ones !
I love , love this new collection .
Many, many thanks Sue,
Have a great day ,
XxxRuth

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, happy 4th July!
Lovely card today and looking forward to watching the video later.
Congratulations to the winners of the Christmas Dies.
Have a good weekend.
Rosemary xx

Wendy L said...

Happy 4th July Sue. Thanks for the win yesterday and todays card is lovely too

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Squeal squeal! Have just discovered that I have won one of your fabulous dies. Thank you so much and congratulations to all the winners.
Today's card is gorgeous. I love the way your eye gets drawn inwards into the centre. Love the colour too.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue

Happy 4th July. It's my daughter's birthday today too. Love the striplet dies and how you have used them on your card. The card is so pretty.
Regards
Joan from Newcastle

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is gorgeous,, I have a few striplet dies but not this one. I just love it though.

Have a lovely 4th July.

Maggie in Solihull

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, great technique. The striplets are so versatile. Thank you.Xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Superb card today-love the alternative use of the striplet die.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Some very clever cutting on this card, so effective and thanks for the video to show us how it was done...

Congrats to all the die winners and Angela - I'm sure you will all love your prizes!...

Izzy

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th July. What a pretty card, in love the cruppers and this shows how versatile they are. Congratulations to all the winners. Am off to Birmingham today to see Fleetwood Mac, am so excited. Have a great weekend everyone.
love Jan x x

Jan Caven said...

That meant to say strip lets not cruppers. Sorry x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and video, happy 4th of July
Congratulations to Angela on winning the card and to all the die winners enjoy crafting when they arrive
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

auscrafts said...

great technique

Victoria Baxter said...

Happy 4th of July crafters.

hazel young said...

Lovely card and colours Sue, Happy fourth of July xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Happy Independance day to you, what a lovely card and the colours are so refreshing together. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, Happy Fourth of July, Ive no doubt that you are wishing you were at home back in America but we love you and would be so disappointed if you decided to move back there.
You are such a happy person and so talented and I love to see your cards and seeing you on the TV, and again your card and video are just perfect, thank you for your inspiration and such a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Happy 4th of July Sue...!
It's not been great for me so far ....thunder and lightning kept me awake beginning of the night. 3:50 am some idiot phoned me from a fax machine. ...had to then let the dog out and spent the rest of the time on the couch...!
I'm cream crackered.
Lovely card by the way
Luv Rach :)

Pauline A said...

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that I had won one of Sue's snowflake dies; can't wait for it to arrive and thank you for the good wishes from those of you who weren't so lucky this time. Really sweet of you.
Today's card is so pretty and I love the descending look. Must have a look at my striplet dies to see if I can do this. Off to watch the video now. HUgs xx Pauline A

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Happy 4th July to you and all of your American followers.
Todays card is so attractive. I have always admired the previous cards you made using this technique and have tried it myself too with success! Lovely colour and Striplet!
Lesley S x

Pauline A said...

p.s Happy 4th July Sue. Sorry I forgot to include it in my comment above xx Pauline A

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Happy 4th of july x a lovely card today sue beautiful colours and as janet said it looks like flocked wallpaper its very effective x
Txcowgirl can I come to your bbq its sounds like you are having a wonderful feast yummy x
Congratulations angela x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
and happy 4th July
As usual another stunning card
Enjoy your day
Hugs
Carol x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
and happy 4th July
As usual another stunning card
Enjoy your day
Hugs
Carol x

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
What a striking card. It's looks like an optical illusion. I do love the striplets and have a few including this one. Look forward to watching the video later.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners of the Christmas dies. And congratulations Angela on winning Wednesdays card.
Happy 4th July. Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

hettygarlick said...

What a beautiful card!

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy 4th July!
This is a real winner card. The effect is really nice and a great way to use striplets.
Well done all winners!!
Anne M. xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I do like the striplet dies, they are so versatile and the designs are lovey.

Happy 4th of July!

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Happy 4th July, It's my Grandsons birthday today. I love how you have done the background the striplet dies are a favourite of mine so versatile and the card is lovely. love Jean Z xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, happy 4th July.
Lovely card for us today, the striplet dies make a wonderful background.
The colours are lovely as well.
Congratulation today's card winner.
Off to watch the video, take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Happy 4th of july to you and your's enjoy the day. Another beautiful card. The striplet is lovely for the background as is the colour way. Thank's for the video with all of your great insperation. Congrat's again to all the christmas die winner's. Enjoy playing with your prize you will love them and congratulation's to Angela on winning the wednesday card giveaway.
Take care everyone and hope the thunder storm's didn't keep you all awake lastnight.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Happy Independence Day, I hope you have a great day.
The colours, and design of the card today are beautiful.
I'm excited, not only did I win your Angel, I'm off to meet Hazel and Patricia in Edinburgh!!
Love Maureen xxx

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue. Happy 4th July to you and your family. I love today's card, you would never know it was a striplet. I need to make a batch of cards for my grandson to give his teachers at the end of term, as he will be leaving this school. Hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Kate's Cards said...

Happy Fourth of July Sue! Love the card.

nattyboots said...

Happy July 4th Sue , have a good day.
Beautiful Card.
Elaine H X

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

Happy 4th July to you and yours, also to all your American WIlsonettes. Have a great day!

I love how you use the striplet dies in so many different ways. This card is lovely and blue is my favourite colour. Love it!!

Congrats to Angela.

Pat xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Happy 4th July to you and all your Family.

Beautiful card love the design will watch the video later with a cuppa.

Congratulations to all the very lucky winners of the wonderful dies and

Congratulations to card winner also.

Hugs to all enjoy your weekend everyone.

Annx without an "e"

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue, love the design and colour

Love & hugs

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

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue
And a very happy 4th July to you too.

Today's card is beautiful, love the descending cascade and especially that lovely prominent blue colour.
Congratulations to all the lucky die winners, especially Pat, Hazel & Maureen, I am positive you will get many hours of pleasure from using them in your crafting endeavours.

However you plan to spend your weekend, enjoy.
Wimbledon is my luxury fortnight off from tedious chores, except those urgent ones, so I will be dashing around the house to get ready for 11.30 start.

I send warm, wriggly, cuddles and hugs to all those in need of one. May your day be brighter along the way.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

SHARICA said...

Lovely Colours .. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , it's another beautiful card and you make it look so simple. Watched the video at work but no sound so will watch again later.
enjoy your weekend
Liz Mitchell (lunyliz)

Paula said...

Happy 4th of July Sue! This card is lovely, and I am longing to see how it's made, so I'm off to make the usual cuppa to help me enjoy watching the video.
Congratulations to the winners, including today's, and thank you so much for making me one of them. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely Wilsonettes
So sorry been missing for a couple of days, every now and then life gets mad and even when I get in from work everything is full on. I was at a fundraising dinner for an incredible charity last night called Christians Against Poverty who help people get out of debt amongst other things.
I love this card, every now and again I indulge and watch several demo videos in a row, I love this, such a clever idea. Yesterdays card is so pretty too and I love the single layer flowers with the heat embossed detail, they're gorgeous.
Anne C, I had a look at Red Point Beach on google images, what a stunning place. My dad used to take us to Scotland on holiday when we were little in a VW camper, it's a beautiful part of the world.
Belated birthday hugs Lynda, so sorry I missed it,hope you had a wonderful day, I followed you on pinterest, not looked at all your boards yet, just the cards you made and you have made some really gorgeous cards. There are several Deb Curtis's on there so you have to make sure you pick the right one, I use the same picture as on here.
Rolf, I think I saw some lacquer on ebay but you might be able to use Ranger Glossy Accents instead, I'm not sure but I think it might be similar.
Not forgetting, massive congratulations to all the lucky winners from Sue's festive launch.
Sincere apologies if I've missed anyone's news, I need to spend some time catching up and reading all the comments.
Have a brilliant day everyone, love and blessings - Deb C xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
This is a very interesting card.
I will certainly be watching the video later on today.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Regards,
Evis M.

June Reynolds said...

Good Morning Sue, Happy 4th of July! Beautiful card,
Congratulations to all the Winners!
Love Junex (Cumbria)

Tressa said...

Another beautiful card using an interesting technique. I don't have the dies you used but am going to try the method using those that I do have. Happy 4th July to you and all your US followers.

fluffycat said...
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fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy 4th July to you and all our American Wilsonettes. You have certainly created an optical illusion with this card, I had to look at all the pictures several times before deciding which way it went - glad I got it right in the end :-)
I love creating backgrounds with the striplets, you get such lovely effects. Any double dose of Sue is more than welcome so double away.

Congratulations Angela on being the Wednesday Winner and huge Congratulations to all of the winners of Sue's dies yesterday. I bet you are all doing a happy dance that will last all weekend.

Well yesterday was a shorts and T-shirts day but today it is more like welly boots and sou'westers! Woke up early to thunder and lightning with high winds and heavy rain. Have a good weekend everyone and stay safe in whatever weather you have.
Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th July to you and all our American friends, lovely card and as always a great instructional video. Congratulations to Angela on winning the Wednesday card.
Cheryl enjoy the tennis Heather Watsons game against Serena was almost as exciting as the Nadal/Brown match

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, have this die and I love it. Happy 4th of July

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heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. I really like the way it's done. Lovely colours as well. Enjoyed all the lovely Christmas dies and a few are on my wish list. Congrats to all the winners. Happy 4th July to you Sue. Celebrating my Son's birthday today. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Happy 4th of July to you. Thanks for the video. Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

Another great way to use a striplet die. I love the recess design to this card. I think you have used some lovely dies and colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Sophy in Scotland said...

Morning Sue lovely card again today and thank you for sharing. I am delighted to say I was one of the winners how lucky am I. I know I don't always comment but I do read the blog every day and enjoy all the comments. I will try to comment every day thanks for all your inspiration and sharing. Hugs to all. Sophy n Gran

ursula said...

Stunning card, these ideas just keep coming, do not know where to start, but I just love them all...you are truly an inspiration to us....Happy 4th July to all Americans...luv Ursula xx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, lovely card again, love the colour. Have a good weekend. Ivy xx

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Love the effect of this card, so pleased you did the video as like Rose I would have made life difficult for myself lol! Just off strawberry picking then off for tea at our sons, who is so excited as he and his partner Rachel have finally found and bought their first house together, and also just got their 8 week old kitten Luna a bundle of silver tabby gorgeousness ( if that's a word) .
Looking forward to your Friday doubles!
CaroleB xx

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. A very cool card today - which is just as well as it's a very hot one. Have a very happy 4th July too. Many congratulations to all the winners. I shall now have to go shopping! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon Sue,

What a treat to have a demo on a Saturday, and what an interesting one it is too, looking forward to watching it later between Federers and then Andys matches.
Had a restless night with the chronic thunder and lightening that seems to be spreading across the country-luckily my cats Darcey and Brodie were unconcerned but I must admit that I feel a bit jaded now so I will just have a chilled out day watching Wimbledon I think, nothing too strenuous.
Congrats to Angela on her win, you lucky lady and what great news having two cards on a Friday, don't you just love the build up to Christmas , better start getting the new dies though or I will be lagging behind!
Hope you enjoy your 4th of July celebrations Sue, and all our overseas Wilsonettes.
I have been eagerly waiting for Sues next appearances on C&C, so I checked Creative Expressions Facebook page only to see some posts stating that there will be no more shows. Devastated! Does this mean that will never be doing any shows or selling her range on C&C again? Can anyone shed any light on this situation please!

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxxx

America said...

What a lovely card with its dimension and beauty. Love this simple layering technique! Thanks for the Fab tutorial!

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely pretty card love the white over the blue. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Ps. Happy 4th of July to you an your family xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
another fabulous card with striplets as background. Just love the versatility of the striplets and the colours you have used
Muriel x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Happy 4th July to you Sue and all the Americans who are crafters here.....

What can I say, another beautiful card, I love the white with the blue background.
With al my chores done, I am going to have a play with my Festive and perhaps a Striplet die. Won't be as quick or as good as yours Sue, but I keep trying.

Love and hugs to all.

Dorothy Macdonald

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
Oh it was nice seeing some regulars up there on the podium of winners but i wish all the winners happiness with their new toy when it arrives.
This is a lovely card Sue, that bit different from the norm and not using up nearly as much card but giving the illusion that you are with all the up layers and the ones sinking in to the card. Lovely and lovely colours to, thank you Sue. I hope that you have a fantastic day today flower celebrating in your own way 4th of July as it must be different being here in UK when you have your own National celebrations days that we just don't get excited about. It's a bit like St Andrews /St Patricks, St Georges/ St Davids day that each of the UK's respective parts celebrate but yours is a nationwide celebration that they all seem to go daft over and really party. It is nice to see that surely for one day they can all be united in being Americans. Have a great day anyway flower and enjoy it as much as you can.
Well i am trying to get red round so that i can make a mess again finishing the bridal things so i am clearing away so that i can bring out some other stuff, well you can't play if all your toyes are packed away can you. Have fun everyone and sending hugs to all my Wilsonette Angels both on blog and not at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (GLenochil)

Angela Wade said...

Good afternoon, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, I'm thrilled to be the lucky winner of this week's, Sue Original !!! Yipee !!!

Happy 4th July to all across the pond :-)

Lovely card, Sue, I really like this technique. Will give this a go, when I've got some time to play and make some cards.
Off to take mum to visit Uncle again now.

Have a good weekend all, whatever the weather.

Hugs and best Wishes,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

pinky said...

So so pretty Sue. Love how the die is complimented with the lovely shade of blue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations to all the lucky Winners of your new festive dies and also of the Wednesday card giveaway, enjoy your goodies, I am so envious hahaha.
A lovely card today, I couldn't decide if it was inverted or pyramid style, so will away and watch the video. Thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card today in my favourite colour combination. It looks so effective and I will definitely give this one a try!
Congratulations to today's winner and all yesterday's winners.
Love Myra xxx
Special hugs for Maureen. Xxxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends
Wow a beautiful card today love how your Stripplet Die's make gorgeous backgrounds they are so versatile.
Love the colours such a pretty card great video too.
Sue Happy 4th July
Love Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all theDie winners & Angela on winning Wednesdays card enjoy xx

TOB Theresa sending you healing Hug's Love Lynda xx

DEB thank you for your birthday wishes I was lucky to have some Die presents.
I have found you on Pinterest you also have some lovely cards some with my favourite Butterfly's
Hug's Lynda xx
Big Hug's to all my friends. Sandra Sue Pat Brenda & Paul enjoy your craft show love Lynda xx

Wishing everyone a great weekend xx

Helen Bell said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone

Happy 4th of July to you and any other American followers.

A very lovely card today, soothing colours and definitely looks more complicated to do than it is.

Love Helen xxx

Hazel said...

Sue, I cut nearly 200 of this striplet out while making Gillian's friends wedding invites and also did a card using them on a similar card. Love my striplets and this one has been well used. Going away to watch and see were I can improve. Hazel x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Independence Day. Beautiful and clever card today. Congratulations to Angela and again to all the lucky winners. Love Alison xx

Helen Terry said...

HI Sue
Happy 4th of july, And what a beautiful card love the dies used.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card and such a wonderful way to use the striplet die as a background. Great colours as well.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
The sentiment on this card is made for you, as your wonderful to us all. Another gorgeous card today. Congratulations to all the winners of the giveaway, I was actually one of them. How lucky was i. Sue your dies are amazing.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Happy Independence Day I hope you have time to celebrate.

Gorgeous card you have given us today and another great video.
I love this striplet die, actually I love all of your striplet dies they are so versatile.

Congratulation Angela on winning the Wednesday giveaway card.

Hope everyone. Is having a good weekend,
Love Brenda xxx

barbara macaskill said...

So pretty! I love the look of the descending die cuts!! It really adds a lot to the card!!! Great colors!! Congratulations to all the incredibly lucky winners of your enw dies! I have to admit that I am pea green with envy!! LOL TFS!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is fabulous

DeCor said...

It is a very effective look and such a good way to use the dies. Congrats to all who have won! Have a verry lovely weekend.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue not sure how you come up with all these ideas but I am glad that you do. Thankyou.XX

Brooke Bont said...

beautiful and your eye does think it is coming up rather than down.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi lovely card today, but will have to wait until tomorrow to watch video.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your new dies
Wendyxx

Littlelamb said...

Thank you Sue for a lovely card today and a very informative video. Congratulations to all the die winners especially Pat, Hazel and Maureen and also congratulations to Angela on winning Wednesdays card. Went to Newbury Paper Craft Show today and watched John Lockwood demoing your Christmas dies. They are all wonderful.

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the choice of colours. Love Jean xxx

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue - such pretty colours and another clever technique! Susan x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! As always, a great video Sue. Love how you have used the decorative panel and love the blue behind them. Great technique of the descending. I hope you have had a wonderful 4th of July day today! "Thank you Sue" for all your generous time and videos that you inspire us all with. Congratulations Angela on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! Do the whoop whoop dance! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

First, happy 4th July to Sue and all the USA based Wlisonettes Txcowgirl your bbq sounds amazing, I hope all you Americans have a lovely time celebrating your nations birth.

Ok, onto card. Very clever Sue, one of my favourite striplets. Think you could have a lot of fun finding variations on this theme.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Christmas dies. :-) it's so lovely to get a prize, bet you're all waiting desperately for the postman!

Brief one today late comment today due to being asleep this afternoon, multiple transfers yesterday going to the dentist so my back is screaming at me. Lots of meds and subsequent sleepiness hence no comment yesterday. Woke up yesterday to eat tea then slept again until 1am. Put Billy out and the thunder started, bit of lightening an Billy just ambled around the garden. Then the rain began- Billy did his business in record time and ran in! It's nearly 8:50pm here and just heard a rumble in the distance... its fairly still and still hot so hoping for a bit of rain to freshen things up.

Hugs to everyone, have a lovely weekend

T x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th July celebrations to you from sunny Sanibel Island Florida. We have been in Florida two weeks but are flying home today so have missed the parades. Mind you, I am looking forward to slightly cooler weather and a cup of tea(I'm not a coffee drinker!) but will miss Florida.
Today's card is beautiful, will watch the video when we get home so I can concentrate. Texans cowgirl my daughter was drooling over your food, we have eaten some amazing food whilst we have been here.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you Sue for sharing such a beautiful card.
Love Diane G xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

very interesting take on background. love the colour combo too, hugs xx

Anne O said...

Hello Sue
Happy 4th July to you!
This is such a lovely card. The extra dimension is very effective! Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Best wishes
Anne O

Laura O said...

great card ,Laura O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab video and fantastic card today !! This one is a real mind blower. I could not tell if the card was coming towards me or going away from me !! I love it !! You have made the entire card from the background you created, which in turn, started life as a striplet die !! Pure genious Sue. A fantastic idea. A lovely video to and I love the colour combo. Thank you for sharing this fantastic card and video today Sue.
Happy 4th of July to you Sue and all our American friends. I hope you all had a lovely day today. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to Angela for winning Sue's Wonderful Wednesday card giveaway. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Annamieke said...

Happy 4th Sue

Many thanks for the wonderful tuts this week.
I am still Going through them.
I the best part is the small lessons on how to different things.
The use of the butterfly the other day was awesome.
And todays was great.
It is always nice to learn how to something diffenrent with each card.

Annamieke from the land down under

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the way the dies all match. Gorgeous card.
Di B. x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Julie Elli said...

Love this look Sue. Happy belated celebrations to you.
Big hug
Julie E

rolfi said...

Beautiful soft card, Sue, and it shows a bit of a depth. I like that.
Best wishes
Rolf xxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful and elegant card Sue!! Love it

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue

What a clever and pretty card. I love the layered look and the descending layers are genius.

Loving your cards

Love Katie-Louise Sweetlove

Vie Carter said...

A very pretty card, love it

Vie
x