Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Faux Capiz Shell Flowers

Hi crafters!  Want to make some flowers that have the delicate look of capiz shell?  Today's video will show you just how to do it.  It is so very easy too!

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 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Love it all especially the flowers
Have a good day everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. These look lovely. Will watch video later and have a play I think!

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card with amazing flowers.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another beautiful card. The flower's are stunning, very delicate and loving the hint of colour to them. Another must try for my stash box. Thank's for another great video with all of your help and insperstion.
Take care everyone and hoping the weather is kind to you all.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, love the flowers. Love Jean xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colour on colour tone stunning flowers to must try that out great video to thank you tracyw

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a beautiful flowers, a pretty card, great video.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely, pretty card off to watch video now
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous. I love the simplicity of it and the flowers are stunning. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, can't wait to see how you've made the flowers. Sue XXX

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I have these corner dies they are so versatile.

Thanks for the inspiration you give

Maggie in Solihull

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I have no idea what capiz shell is but can only imagine its very pretty if its like these lovely flowers.
Have a a great day.
Ang x

Jane Franklin said...

Just love the card and I think vellum flowers are very effective. The video shows it is not too difficult to achieve. Brilliant thanks Sue. I will certainly have a go at this. Jxxx

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, the flowers are lovely with the hint of silver,your video`s are so useful, thank you, Linda x

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue i will watch the video laterxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What fantastic flowers! So pretty. I like this card a lot.


doreenmj said...

A very elegant card,

Doreen x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful flowers & card minimalist shouts out beauty. Yvonne xx

carol quinn said...

Really elegant card...

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Sue, love the use of the corners and the central element is gorgeous with the embossed inner. Lovely lovely flowers and nice to see some stick pins again!
Thanks for another very instructive video.

'P' in Wales

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Great video and lovely card. I know where I am going wrong now, I should be using vellum for the flowers. Will give them another try. SueL x

Wendy L said...

Very pretty flowers and a gorgeous card, xxx

ecco of sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a stunning gift for this morning.
I really don't think for purity you can do anything but use white on white. It's always so gentle and fresh and just right for those very special occasions.
Your format today is so simple but oh so beautiful just the base to highlight your fantastic flowers and just as a 'finishing touch' two of your beautiful stick pins. Who could really ask for more. Not me. I just love everything you have done today.

Hope everyone is managing with the heat wherever you are.
To all in pain and suffering today I hope your day gets better. Please remember to drink lots of water. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue from a very grey and miserable Lancashire, but as usual your video and pretty little card has brightened the morning. Ive tried many a time to use velum to make delicate flower's from your dies, but due to the lack of feeling and sensation in my two index finger's plus being shorter than any 'normal' crafter lol I cannot feel the delicate velum enough to be able to hold it or fold it into little flower buds, Ive tried and tried, but decided I was wasting too much velum, plus my frustration level's were rising, I decided it probably wasn't a good idea to persevere any longer, accepted defeit and carried on using my card, but Id still love to be able to make velum buds.
You have given us yet another informative tutorial and beautiful card for that I thank you.
Sending friendly and appreciative hugs to you this Tuesday.
Thinking of Tina today. And love to my two dear friends.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I can't wait to see how you created the beautiful flowers it will be my treat after work. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what delicate beautiful little flowers, they look amazing. Definitely one to try. Thank you for a great video.

Love Rosemarie xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful, stunning card to brighten my day.
I just LOVE those pretty flowers Oooo!! I feel another purchase coming on!!!
I am rather sad, I have had to "step back" from my Blog. You know I love my Blog.
Someone has taken a statement I made on Sunday about a very "sad" situation.
They used it a against a dear, sweet friend to cause hurt and trouble.
Oh! well life goes on, I will "dust myself down" I will be back but I need time to get my head round the situation.
Off to watch and learn
Have a great day
Patricia xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card off to see video to make some of these gorgeous flowers.
Nancyd xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning a Sue what stunning card I love everything about it and you design is wonderful
Many thanks
Debs A xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A great video tutorial and stunning card. I've never used vellum for my flowers but will have a go now having seen this tutorial, they look so effective. Thank you.x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a gorgeous design, love everything about it. Will check out the video later. Bx

Margaret said...

I love the corners on this background and the flowers. Have so much vellum that I never use no excuses now.
Margaret M

C A W said...

Such a beautiful card. The flowers are gorgeous, as is everything. Thanks for another great design.

Jill Berg said...

Very pretty- looking forward to watching the tutorial

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, I will watch the video to learn how to make the beautiful flowers later today.
Have a great day,

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, the flowers are beautiful going to watch the video now. Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
What an exquisitely delicate card. Everything about it is perfect.
I don't think to make flowers with vellum and I have a huge stash. So guess what I'm going to be doing next time I have a crafty session.
Cuppa and video later - heaven.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Crafty hugs

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I just want to send the sentiment back to you!!!
Oh my goodness!!! I love parchment it's one of my favourite mediums
to use its so delicate!!! Watched the video thankyou for sharing!!!
Patricia keep your chin up!!! I came off face book for the very same
reason about 4 or 5 years ago!!! Why do people have to be so mean?
It's beyond me!!!
It's much nicer to be kind than mean!!!( Sorry I will get off my soap
Please have a good one everyone!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, will catch up on the video later .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty and delicate card today, and the flowers are gorgeous.

So sorry Patricia to hear that you are sad, people can be very cruel and especially when it is to someone you care about. I used to read your blog everyday but somewhere along the way I lost your blog name and haven't seen it for quite sometime....would love to be able to get it back again.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Terrific video Sue....great demo. Love the flowers they make a gorgeous accent to the the card.
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a simply gorgeous card and so elegant too. Am looking forward to watching your video later, best wishes

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A really lovely card and gorgeous flowers !Take care Jane B.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue,love the flowers.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and fantastic video. Velum flowers are lovely and something I will be having a go at making. Thank you for sharing.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, your flowers are so beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
Love this card and the vellum flowers. As usual your video shows how make them so well. This is one of my new dies so I must search out the vellum and try some
Muriel x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card. love the delicate flowers, will watch video later to learn how to make them.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Just watched your excellent video very clear how to make the flowers,loved the card,
Thank you
Karen M

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fantastic!!
Card is stunning and the video is superb!!
It makes such a difference being able to watch you doing the flowers.
Lorna D

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue and all,
Such a beautiful and delicate card this morning - love the flowers!
Janette x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card, very delicate, love the flowers. Will watch the video later.
Gail Cx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very pretty.


Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the vellum flowers so delicate looking. Lol lynne m xxxxx

Poochies fast asleep after chasing each other silly at the park this morning. Unfortunately, Cully's tail has still not healed fully so looks like another trip to the vets.

Patricia hugs to you from the divas.

Lol and massive hugs to all my crafty buddies x x x x

Lynne m & dastardly devious demon destructive doggie divas x x x

Ps Tilly has been attacking the roses in the garden so it looks like I'll be there replanting in the rain so hubby will not know the little b has been busy. It's a shame she doesn't like planting it would mean if she digs them up at least she could put them back!!!!!

Anne said...

After months of saying I must get the Camellia dies I now have them so will definitely have a go at these delightful flowers. A beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue. Love the delicate look of today's card.
Rosemary xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card so pretty . love Jean Z xx

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and I enjoyed the video x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card. I love it's simplicity.
Have a good day everyone and stay safe out there!
Anne M x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a dainty and feminine offering today, love it and as it's a rainy day here I shall have to abandon my gardening plans and just stay in and make some of those capiz shell flowers, they're so gorgeous...


gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers will watch video later

karenlotty said...

Very elegant Had never heard of capiz shell before Will look at video later

marg said...

Hello Sue
I watched the Video first today, and thank you so much for showing the lovely flowers!
My Arthritis is taking hold, and my once nimble fingers are now turning into sausages!
But not to be beaten....... I will persevere and make those flowers!
Lovely card Sue!
Just read your blog Patricia, so sorry for the upset!
Take care
Love Marg

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Guess what I'm doing today? ............ Making vellum flowers lol. I love the look of these they are stunning. Your video makes it easy for us to try thank you! The vintage silver card has just the right finish not too bright and shows off the flowers perfectly.
Hugs x
Heather T

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card for me to come back too, it is so delicate. Enjoyed the video, you make it look so easy to follow, thanks Sue.

Jess Warson said...

Morning Sue, love the simplicity of this card.
Off to watch and learn from the video.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is gorgeous, thank you for the tips with the flowers and silver on the edges, they look stunning, I will be trying these flowers with vellum.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue lovely card and the flowers
are gorgeous.the video is great too.
Marion H

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful card and I love your little flowers they are so pretty. I hope you are keeping well and Im of to watch your video. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card with just a touch of colour. I love those flowers too.
Lesley S x

Bea said...

Hi Sue what a fab tutorial - these flowers are so pretty and I will certainly try the technique. As always your card is stunning and so elegant. :)

June Reynolds said...

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

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It is so very, very lovely. When I first saw the video, I hadn't gotten the camellias as they were sold out everywhere, but now that I have them, will try and do that look. I'm just not good at the buds, so they'll be slightly modified. Can't wait to get started - after the male card.
You do amazing things with the corners, the whole card is absolutely beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! I really love this delicate card and the extremely pretty flowers! Vellum is something I completely forget to use! However these little flowers are just gorgeous and I will be having a go very soon.
Marg - I like your style - keep persevering! Hope you mange to make some lovely flowers.
Patricia - it's a sad day when things like this happen. I had heard of it before on Facebook so didn't get involved with that but I thought craft blogs were pretty safe! I , too, will miss your lovely flowers and boxes in particular. Keep smiling , you didn't deserve this! Hugs xx
Maureen - special hugs for you too! Xxx
Sue - special hugs for a talented kind lady who brought us all together . Thank you xx
Have a good , all friends on the blog.
Love Myra xxx

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful card with lots of techniques. I especially love the idea of using the corners as a centre piece and of course the flowers are brilliant. Thank you Sue.Xx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card to brighten up a rather dull morning. I must admit that those corner dies didn't do it for me at first, but seeing the way that you have used them on many of your cards, they have definitely grown on me. Off to make a coffee and then sit down to watch the video. I love your video tutorials. Hugs xx Pauline A

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all wilsonettes, looking forward to watching the video, looks interesting.

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

Glennis said...

beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card rose in chelmsley wood

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful. I need to make a card for my daughter's special birthday and had been thinking about vellum flowers. Will have a go now!

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love todays card. Very pretty and delicate, this is right up my street. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. I have just recently bought vellum as I've never used it before so this is fantastic to try these flowers. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
This is beautiful, can't wait to try the flowers, so delicate and pretty. Thank you.
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely, so delicate and pretty.
Beverley W

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful flowers. Would make a lovely wedding card. x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card with such pretty delicate flowers. Thanks Sue. Anniekk xxx

Kate's Cards said...

The flowers are exquisite!

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, will have to look at the video later.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jayem said...

Hello Sue

This is such a beautiful card. I love the delicacy of the flowers and the use of the filigree die cuts. So pretty.

More inspiration!

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card.
The flowers are so pretty and delicate looking.
Evis M.

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, card looks beautiful. Will watch video after work with a nice cup of coffee. Take care, Ivy xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such beautiful delicate flowers, love the card and as always thanks for another great video
Patricia, how awful that someone can force you away from doing something you love, keep smiling and come back, your blog is great

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Julie Elli said...

How gorgeous is that centre plaque with the pinprick embossed detail. Mesmerising vid thanks Sue.
Big hug
Julie E

rae Fraser said...

Beautiful card--I love the parchment flowers --I have never used this method before and look forward to "having a go" !!
Rae F

hotpotato said...

Beautiful card Sue. I'm hoping to get in my craft room later and have a play with your new Christmas dies I now have. x

Paula said...

This card is so delicate, so pretty and the flowers are lovely. Off to get the usual cuppa so I can watch the video in comfort! :)
Paula x

Swiftycrafter said...

What a beautiful card Sue, the flowers are lovely.
Lynne x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous elegant card also looks quite easy to do. May try this.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty.


Annx without an "e"

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful tasteful card so delicate
Kathy x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful stylish card. Love the simplistic style. X

June Horrocks said...

Love the flowers sue must try this the card is lovely thank you so much xxxxxxxx love June horrocks xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love how you have made the flowers.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very classy card.
Doreen R

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the flowers and love those corner accent dies.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Hazel said...

sue, what a stunning card, simple but gorgeous. Hazel x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue and lovely Wilsonettes,

Another cloudy, drizzly day in Stirling so demo day has really lifted me out of the doldrums. This is classic Sue at her best, I love the delicate sophistication of this design, it would make a lovely wedding card. How nice to see the reappearance of the stick pins, I have missed them, they really elevate a card beautifully. I have done flower buds with card but have never attempted velum, it looks so delicate and fiddle but worth the effort. Keep persevering Marg, it is very satisfying making a flower from scratch.
Have a super busy day today, a caci facial and some retail therapy thrown in so I will enjoy the video a little later on I think .
Lynda, sorry to hear about Cullys tail, hope it goes well at the vets-our babies can be a constant source of worry at times, so hugs from Brodie and Darceyxxxxx
Patricia, don't let an unkind rogue minority stop you doing what you love because then they win! Chin up honey!

Love and crafty hugs,


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The flowers are beautiful and I will have to try making flowers with velum. Thanks for the video.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous and do look like capiz shell, love the blue on it.
Di B. x

Crafteresa uk said...

absolutely beautiful work again Sue

been trying to email you from the address in the sidebar boot my email bounces back saying there's something wrong with the address?? is there a dot missing?

Crafteresa Uk

Crafteresa uk said...

oooops I seem to have entered a dot at the end lol email now sent

Tressa said...

Hi Sue. Good to bump into you at CE yesterday. Another lovely card with a very different design. As a parchment crafter I had wondered about using my parchment with some of your dies and you have come up with a terrific idea with the use of the camellia dies. Thank you for that. Now to go and have a go!!!!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

I really like the effect you have with the Ornamental Corners in the centre of your background. The hint of colour is so delicate and I love your shell flowers, they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Both elegant and beautiful Sue.

alimecca said...

Hi a sue,
Gorgeous card and really love the faux capiz flowers, they look so delicate. The video is really clear as well so thank you for that. I really capiz shell - I used to have some light shades made from it and loved how they looked when the lights were on.
Patricia sorry to hear about your blog. There are some very cruel and spiteful people in this world who don't realise the affect their comments have on people. This is one of the reasons that I don't do Facebook.
Lynne sorry that Cully's tail hasn't healed completely , hope the vet can do something.
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Loving this card today sue. :-).
Loving those flowers. Have the die so will look forward to watching the video xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, This is so beautiful, I love this one a lot, crafty hugs Julie xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and the flowers are gorgeous, they really look translucent. I'm not sure that I have either the patience or the fingers for making these flowers but following the very clear video I may be brave enough to give it a go. If it doesn't work out, well, it is only a piece of paper and some glue :-)

Patricia - sorry to hear about your blog, there are some very nasty people out there with nothing better to do with their time than upset nice people.

Lynne - sorry Cully's tail is not improving as quickly as hoped. I hope the vets can help her.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
I'm A Little Late This Morning As I Had Tasks
To Do!
But I Made Sure I Watched Your Brilliant Superb
Video Before I Left Home This Morning, And All I Can
Say Is Another Truly Magnificent Card You Never
Ever Fail Us, I Love How You Incorporate All Your
Dies, I Love The Fabulous Colour Palette You've Chosen
The Milk/Silver And The Softness Of The Vellum I Love
How You've Used Your Silver Embossing Powder For Your Sentiment
And On Your Beautiful Flowers.
I Love The New Ribbon Creative Expression Have Brought Out
In Two Different Widths Just Perfect. I Loved How You Created
Those Truly Awesome Fowers, I Love How You Created Your
Whole Fabulous Card, Using Dies Cutting Into Your Ornamental
Adding The Greek Dies "Rhodes" And Beautiful "Kefalonia"
Then Using Vellum To Create The Stunningly Beautiful Flowers Using
Your Complete Camellia Petals.
Sue My Dear Friend Thank You For Sharing Your Extremely
Informative Video With Lots Of Tips And New Techniques For Us
To Follow, Have A Great Day My Very Dear Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Have A Great Day
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph From Sam x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card and love the flowers. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Wonderful card, love the flowers. Will look at the tutorial
later but just want to thank you for making them, they are very
well appreciated.

I'm feeling very sad today for what happened on some blogs lately.
We are all cardmakers and crafters so it is no need for this!
Taking sides and diggs do not belong in the crafting world !
I will miss your blog Patricia with your fabulous boxes,flowers
and cards and hope you be back soon.

Maureen- you and your family are in my thoughts,

Lynne M-bless her Cully with her still poorly tale, hope
the vet can help. Oh ,Tilly she is so naughty
big cuddles to them both and to all dogs,cats and ok Freddy too.

To All Wilsonette's And Friends!
if in pain, feeling blue or anything else I'm sending hugs
to one and all,
Maria x

Mary Lynn Cox said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. I love the different colors in the embellishments. Very dainty card

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I love the flowers and look forward to seeing the video later. I'm off to Harwich today, that's if Pete ever gets out of the garden. He's decided to prick out his Broccoli. Supposed to be leaving at 1.00, just slightly late but nothing new there.

Pam said...

Patricia, I have just read your post. I am so sorry that you have been upset. Although I have never seen your blog (wish I could) of all the time I have read your posts on this blog I do not believe for one minute that you could ever upset anyone. P,ease be brave and strong, don't let spiteful people stop you. Your Wilsonettes friends are all behind you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I thoroughly enjoyed your video on how to make the flowers,they are so good made with vellum. I keep forgetting to make more use of my corner dies but next time I make a card I'll be using your technique. The full Camellia die makes gorgeous flowers. The dies you used today helped make a gorgeous card. I love it.

Kind regards
Joan from Newcastle

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card again today, love how you have used the corners and the vellum flowers are just amazing, must give them a go! Thank you so much for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Lynne I hope Cullys tail gets better soon and you get your roses planted again- what little pickles those girls are xxx
Patricia I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely blog. Sending you a big hug xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Your card is lovely. The video was great too. The flowers look amazing in vellum and I think the triple bow in thin ribbon is much more interesting than a great big blousy one. Good tip with the hair straighteners, but I don't use them - my hair is as straight as a poker!!!!!!

Jayne S said...

This is a really beautiful delicate card, love the flowers made from vellum. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Jean said...

Love those flowers! SUch a pretty card!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the corner die cuts..

terrie said...

I really like your vellum flower it has such a soft look to them...tfs
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Patricia - so sorry about the upset, try not to dwell on it. Hugs and sympathy to Maureen, a shock for you all on what should have been a lovely day (except the weather).
Pam - just click on Patricia's name or photo and you'll have an entry to her blog. So so easy, all the techno savvies will undoubtedly know this and laugh, but the rest of us sometimes just stumble on things by (happy) accident.

'P' in Wales

Lynda's craft's said...

Good Afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card today & your video showing those beautiful velum flowers thank you for showing how to achieve the bud for the Middle of the flower,& how you just colour the petals. I love it all Thak you so much Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Marg keep persevering with the flowers you will make some gorgeous ones in the end Hug's xx

Lynne so sorry Cully's tail hasn't healed properly big cuddles for her & one for Tilly too.xx

TOB Theresa sending your daily Hug's xx

Maureen your in my thoughts & Prayers Hug's xx

Sheila Hug's for you too xx
MARIA Freddy said thank you for his cuddles he sends you a beeky kiss xxx

I totally agree with you MARIA about stupid people taking sides & giving stupid digs. Crafters are surpose to be lovely people as I have the pleasure of reeding some lovely blogs & I will certainly miss PATRICIA'S blog I have learnt some lovely tips from her. It's very sad she is stopping for a while. After all we share the same passion which is crafting.

Big Hug's to Sandra Margaret Maureen Myra Maria Sheila Saba Sam Brenda L Brenda Littlelamb TIna E Norah WeelyBad Michele Alison Karen Patricia Hazel Sue PatCameeli Cheryl Beth Deb C love Lynda xx

Hug's to all Wilsonetts xx

Pearl said...

Such a lovely and delicate card today Sue, much to my liking.

Thank you for sharing it with us all.

I'll watch the video after tea.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

patwyn said...

Stunning card, Sue. Love, love, love it! Will watch video later.

Patricia: so sorry to hear of your upset. Please don't let that horrible person stop you from doing something you enjoy. Chin up!!

Condolences to Maureen. So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Such a shock for you. Sending hugs.

Pat xxx

nzillingworth said...


Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and flowers, they are so pretty.

Meg said...

Hi Sue, I always love the flowers you make for your cards and these are extra special. I do parchment work so will be able to try these out.
Hang in there Patricia with all your friends here you'll have more for you than agin' you and we are all thinking of you. Face book is something I only use to keep up with what my girls are doing but I've heard lots of horror stories about it.

Cuddles for Cully and Tilly, and also Lauren - hope she is well now.

Has anyone worked out why time passes more quickly the older you get, especially when you want to craft and oh no! it's dinner time already?? And why did days seem so long when we were at school.
July already - oh for goodness sake no.

Going now before I get maudlin.

Love and hugs to all


barbara macaskill said...

So delicate and soft looking!! LOVE vellum flowers! THis is an absolutely gorgeous creation!! TFS!

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, Delicate and beautiful, I will watch the video later ! x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner today, very soft, delicate but elegant and classy. Will be having a go to produce something like this - well hopefully!!!

Bejay Roles said...

OMG Sue,
What a beautiful card! The flowers look so delicate. I can't wait to go and watch the video :). x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A wonderful video and a stunning card.
Thank you.

Saba said...

Good evening Sue
What a beautiful, beautiful card and a very clear and informative video. I must dig out my vellum and give it I go. Wish my nails looked like yours though lol. Yet again you demonstrated just how versatile your dies really are. Thank you once again for your inspiration.

Patricia, the person who has done this to you and someone you care about has denied a lot of people the pleasure of seeing your creations and hurt you in the process. I hope they hang there head in shame. Please don't let them upset you anymore, take your time and recover. And as so many here have said we are here and supporting you. Biggest hugs xxxxx

Love Saba xxxx

ursula said...

Sue you amaze me at how you cut up die cuts to create different shapes, must give it a try and see what becomes of them...I love this card, one of your more simple ones, but oh so stunning....luv Ursula xx

carole bennett said...

Beautiful card Sue,the flowers are delicate. Thanks for lovely video!
Patricia, hope you come back stronger! Why are some people so hurtful I'll never know!
CaroleB xx

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful card and I really enjoyed the video. The flowers are stunning.

Brooke Bont said...

love the delicate flowers and light color.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you for a brilliant and very informative video. It is such a delight to watch you making your beautiful creations. LOL

This is such a beautiful card and your vellum flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you as always you are my true inspiration.
Hope you've had a good day, love Brenda xxx

Patricia I was so sad for you, feeling you cannot carry on with your blog at present.
It's very sad when people cause hurt and distress to others.
I just hope they can live with their actions

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card and stunning flowers

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I love the video days an your card is really pretty with the flowers. Thank you Molly oxoxox

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the ethereal looking flowers. What a great technique!
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

liz spooner said...

I shall have to try cutting the camellias out of vellum it looks amazing Sue.xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful tutorial today, and superb flowers.
Superb design of your card to house those very delicate and wonderful flowers.
Thank you for sharing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Laura O said...

fab card ,great video, Laura O.

nannapat said...

Beautiful card and a great video. Thank you Sue. Pat x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Verry pretty

Theresa Pace said...

the flowers are awesome! look real. so delicate! love your pendant too, hugs xx

melody said...

Hi Sue, I love this card I am pretty sure I have already watched this video before, love the silver look to the flowers. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. Sorry so late. Golf trip.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh this is such a beautiful card !! Very delicate and elegant looking. I really love this card !! Such a fab use of your Ornamental corner dies !! Your Greek Dies are beautiful to and are perfect for your lovely sentiment. I love your vellum flowers Sue. They are so very beautiful. I really must have a go at making some of them. I think they are very pretty. Also I see you have used some stick pins !! Yaay !! They are lovey and a perfect match for your card. Thank you for sharing this Wonderful card and fab video today. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Patricia, I am so sorry someone has said horrible things that have upset you about your blog. Please don't stop doing your blog. I am one of those people that look at your blog often. I love the cards, boxes and flowers that you make. You are a fab crafter !! Stay strong and just ignore them. They are obviously jealous as they don't have the talent that you do !! Sending you lots of love and hugs and "keep crafting" !! Love from Tres x x x

Lynne, I am sorry to hear about Cully's sore tail. I hope it all gets sorted out soon. My cat had a bad cut on his tail once and I was worried that the vet was going to say he would have to loose some of it but it finally healed very well. You would never have guessed he came so close to looking it !! Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x
Lots of love to the Wonderful Wilsonettes today love from Tres x x x

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely Wilsonettes,
What a stunning card today, had to google Capiz Shell but now I get what you mean and the flowers really do look like shell, they're beautiful. This card is very elegant and would be great for weddings. Still not had time to watch video, looking after the men tonight has taken all my time so just posting this before bed. I will watch tomorrow, hubby off to France for a few days with work so I'll be able to get on the pc and it's my day off tomorrow. Got some friends coming round that want help making a scrapbook, just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.
Patricia, I feel so sad for you, that you've been stopped from doing something you love and I really hope things sort themselves out for you. I had a bad experience a few years ago and I have stayed away from any social media ever since so I can understand in a way how you feel. I still won't go on facebook, though I have recently got on this blog and pinterest but they are the only things I do now and I'm still very wary. I hope it doesn't put you off. I can't understand some people and I hope this experience doesn't linger with you and you get your joy back really soon
Maureen I was so sorry to hear about your brother, it must have been a terrible shock for you, sending love and prayers.
Lynne I hope the vet can fix Cully's tail.
Night God bless to all, love Deb C xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,


Shirley T.

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. This is such a beautiful card and I absolutely love those flowers. I, like everyone here who regularly visits and admires what you do, cannot believe the cruelty of some people. The world of blogging does make one vulnerable and I suppose that occasionally trouble arises that can take your breath away. Keep strong blogging friends and don't let these disturbed people win. It's a lone voice amongst so much kindness. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. Love the flowers.
Haven't commented for a few days as my phone has been playing up. I could see the beautiful cards but couldn't get past the robot catcher! So frustrating. I'm happy to be able to use my laptop and broadband for a couple of days as I've got a lot of catching up to do.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners last weekend.
Good wishes to Patricia and your friend. I don't follow your blog but I hope you return to it soon.
Take care everyone.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

These shells are stunning and so are your flowers I can see why you gave them that name!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

DeCor said...

I love the simplicity of this card and even though it is, it really catches your eye. Great finishing touches.

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue and great video.Sorry its a day late posting been busy crafting xxxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I haven't had chance to watch the video but I will watch it whilst I have my lunch, but I love the card. Didn't see your blog yesterdsy, so like Jan appologies for the late posting
Margaret xxx

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card .. xx

magpie said...

Hellooooooooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow, what an awesome video showing how to do this stunning card! I love how you've done those beautiful flowers with velum. It looks and probably is, fiddly, but what a fantastic flower at the end of it xx Love how you've done the corners and around the centre piece/sentiment too. Stunning! "Thank you Sue" for all you do. Sending you, your mom and family love and hugs. Sending them too to our Wilsonettes who are in need xx A bit late here to.....love Karen xx

magpie said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Patricia. Unfortunately there are some people out there who love to bring other people down and use things said to upset them. Unfortunately for them, the one's who enjoy seeing someone's talent or sympathise with others, outnumber them, by far! If they can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. I for one, appreciate all these tips and techniques that are left for us to see. I also think it's lovely to be able to "talk" to others when you're feeling low or going through a situation. A trouble shared as they say xx Don't give up Patricia and sending love and hugs to you and your friend xx Love Karen xx

Vie Carter said...

Great flowers, great pins, great card


Pearl said...

Beautiful card Sue, jst watched the video - great card and techniques.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
I love your card today sue x the flowers look so delicate and pretty x will watch the video soon I'm playing catch up at the mo !!!
Theresa w xxx