Saturday, 12 December 2015

Embossed Rose Background

Hi bloggers!  Inking with your dies in place gives a lovely effect and allows you to create beautiful backgrounds for your cards and projects.

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

Carol Worwood!!!

Congratulations!   Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

I have more One Day Special shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 7pm.  I do hope you can find some time to pop by and see the demos!

 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today. Really looking forward to your shows today. Good luck.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. You looked so well on Hochanda last night and your demos as always were fantastic.
Congratulations to Carol
Hugs to Melody, Francis and family.
Tracey, you are doing so well, what a brave lady you are.
Hugs to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Looking forward to your shows today. Recorder set. Congratulations Carol. JJxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, love the colours
Congratulations to Carol on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Karen Derbyshire said...

A beautiful card as usual, will try the inking technique, and looking forward to the shows today.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a pretty card, the combination of dies, pearls and colour is fabulous.
So happy, I hitched my computer up to the TV and got up at 7 and watched the Hochanda show with only a few blanks due to the broadband. I wondered how you got the darker blue ink on to the background - then watched the repeat just now and voila! saw the whole thing. All set for an evening of demonstrations on the TV. So inspirational.
Congratulations Carol, lovely prize.
Muriel x

Unknown said...

Very unusual and stunning card! I absolutely loved your show last night, great to have you back on our screens!
All set to record your shows today .
Anne xo

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. I do love roses. Will be watching some of your shows today with fab demos as always. Happy weekend all.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, but will have to wait until tonight to watch the video and catch up with all your shows. Murphy's law, the one weekend you're on TV I have to do overtime! Hugs to all. Sue XXX said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Great video.
Sue a brilliant show last night.
Thank you so much.
Take care Kitty. said...

sorry forgot to congratulate the winner
Congratulations Carol.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love this technique it just makes your card so detailed. Congratulations Carol. Yvonne xx

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Lovely card. Looking forward to today's shows.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue, thanks for the video with all the special tips. Must try the letterpressing with some small dies as it looks quite easy!
Great to have you back (after the veggie spiralizer show - H seems to be an amalgam of Ideal World and C@C quite strange) and pleased you were on with Alex. Loved the grey and yellow triptych card they showed at the beginning. Hope to see some shows today.
Seems odd to see you for the first time without the GC - you seem quite taken with the Platinum though it looked a trifle tricky under studio conditions - so many machines on the market now. My teal GC behaving very well at the moment so won't tempt fate!
Well done to Carol on the card win.

'P' in Wales

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card as usual not managed to watch last nights show yet but have recorded it and set for today's too so will catch them sometime today so looking forward to see you on the screen again. Congratulations Carol lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

Must try the letterpressing with some small dies

Unknown said...

A very pretty feminine card today Sue. Thank you. Loved the show last night. I'm off to the supermarket now so that I can be in front of the tele, with my tea & toast, at 9 o'clock. Have a great weekend everybody.
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jean Bullock said...

Sorry I've been absent. I am a Music teacher at a Parochial school and have preparing our students for the Christmas program, so haven't had much time to visit my favorite blogs. I love this card. The inking and the layers look fabulous.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card that has gorgeous layers and very effective techniques, thank you for the tutorial. X

Petras Bastelschätze said...

Susan gorgeous card again and thank you for all wonderful videos. You inspire me day for day.
Very sad that I here in Germany can not see the great presentations at Hochanda.
Best regards Petra

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely card again. Great show yesterday with beautiful samples. It's been too long since we've seen you on the tele!

lilian said...

Hi Sue , great card must try this, will watch video in between your shows.
Last nights shows were great.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I'm looking forward to seeing todays video when hubby gets up, I am intrigued as to how you get the rose effect on this card which is beautiful.

Congrats to Carol xx

Saw your show last night, thoroughly enjoyed it and am really looking forward to seeing lots on today's shows, especially the buckle dies.

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

JAO said...

Fab card. sue, love all the layers.

TDQ Karen said...

How pretty is this. Just watching your show from yesterday on Hochanda. Brilliant.

Congratulations to Carole x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Looking forward to catching up with your shows later today. Congratulations to Carol. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, love your card.
Great layers, colours and fantastic design.
Great show last night. I am loving my Platinum as well.
Thank you for the Heads up on using the GC plates.
Looking forward to today's shows
Patricia xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant.


Unknown said...

Morning Sue ,great video.Love how you used the die for embossing .Looking forward to your shows today . Gloria (sidcup) xx

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, enjoyed your show last night.. Congratulations to Carol from this Carol x

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue. Looking forward to the shows today.

Anne (Northampton)

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. The rose looks lovely placed on the side of the frame. Thanks for sharing.
We'll done Carol.
Have a great day everyone.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and great video, will be recording your shows to watch later.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, love the colour and that rose die is so pretty. Thank you for sharing . I'm just dashin to watch your show and press record too, what a treat :). Congratulations to Carol
Love Diane G xxxxx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
A really nice effect!
I will definitely be trying this as a background.
Lorna D

Unknown said...

Good morning all.
Lovely card Sue. I love white with a subtle colour.
Congrats to Carol.
Like everyone else I'll be desperate to see your shows and will have to fight the kids for the remote!! Wish me luck lol!!!
Big hug
Julie E

hazel young said...

Stunning Card Sue. loved last nights show xx hazel

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the way you have inked and embossed, it really enhances everything. Enjoyed your show last night, and the repeat this morning, especially as Alex read out my sister's email. Looking forward to today's shows too. Thank you.Xx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue this is stunning, loved last nights show, looking forward to today

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card today, very nice.
Congratulations to the winner of your card.
Have a great day at Hochanda, I am taping your shows.

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the way you have inked and embossed, it really enhances everything. Enjoyed your show last night, and the repeat this morning, especially as Alex read out my sister's email. Looking forward to today's shows too. Thank you.Xx

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Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I loved last night's show and am recording today's to watch later. Thanks for all the inspiration.
B xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love that rose

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great show last night really enjoyed it. Love the card today, very pretty. Will watch video later.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this is stunning and you have given us a video on how to make it, you truly spoil us. Thank you so much for all you do to make our card-making as stunning as yours. Got to go now as you are on the box shortly and dont want to miss a bit of it. Have a great day Hugs xxxx

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue,this embossed background looks lovely. Haven't watched the video but will do so after my shower 'cos I need to do that so I am in front of the TV at 9am. Loved your show last night & the two cards you made. Lovely to have you back in England.
Congrats. Carole you lucky lady!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Wow i love the color, style and everything about this card.
Congrats to Carole Enjoy !.
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

That letterpressed backing behind the focal point is so effective, must try it for myself...

Really enjoyed last night's show...

Congratulations to Carol


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card today. Loved your show last night. It was indeed a bit strange seeing you without your usual raspberry or tea machine. You seem very taken with the new one so it must be good. Will be watching today.

Love Rosemarie x x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, wow that embossed rose on the background looks fabulous and such a beautiful card result. I did enjoy watching your TV program last night and that new technique looks very interesting. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

What a stunning card
Congratulations carol on winning a sue masterpiece!


Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love the background.
Marion H

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card I love the way you've done the background and the letterpress technique with the die thanks for sharing. The video has broken down each stage to enable us try out the techniques. Your on at the moment so off to watch, loved your show yesterday it's fabulous giving you back.
Congratulations Carol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Love today's card sue the show last night was brill I must go now you are on my tele and I don't want to be rude love you June Horrocks xxxxxxx

foxyg said...

Stunning,Sue - gorgeous colours.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. Enjoyed your show yesterday I am recording todays . love Jean Z xxx

Unknown said...

This is a stunningly beautiful card.
I love the idea of using the rose for emobossing.

Sandy (tort)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card but I am saving your video to watch later when I get home. SueL x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, watched last night and tuning in all day. Great to see you back. Crafty Regards Julie Kayxxx

Tressa said...

A very delicate card made with some lovely dies. Like the letter pressing technique with the rose.

Unsurprisingly, I thoroughly enjoyed last night's show and have kept it to watch again to make notes on techniques. I think I need to buy a large file to start storing all the notes I make for the CE shows. Looking forward to catching up with more goodies today.

Have a good day at Hochanda.


Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafters.
Fabulous card as always.
Saw some of ur show inbetween trying to decorate my Xmas tree an a visitor popping in. Just as well I recorded the show. Lol

Love to all xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning, love the layout and the soft colourway. Hope all the shows go well. Will catch up with the video and the recordings later. Have a great day. Bx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Just watched you..... love to see live demo's, I can't record anymore on Freeview !
Lovely card will watch to see the Rose demo!
Take care
love Marg

Wacki Macky said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful and unusual card today, I'll watch the video later.

A new technique to learn by the look of it.

You are spoiling use Sue.

Loved the shows so far on Hochanda, but I'll be out shopping later so will record the ones on later to watch tomorrow.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Pat said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely original idea
I had never thought of inking before removing a die, something I must try
Pat x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.
Congratulations to Carol.

SueJ said...

Lovely delicate card.
Congratulations Carol.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card.
Evis M.

dmj from kettering said...

What lovely card!!!! Will watch the video later!

Doreen x

Unknown said...

Wow! Great card. Great Video and great shows on Hochanda! Well done you!
Anne M xx

hettygarlick said...

I love that. It's so pretty and delicate. I'm enjoying seeing you on Hochanda Sue!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and great video. Enjoyed your show last night and am just watching the 9 am show now

Congratulations to Carol on winning the Wednesday card

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Aspiring crafter said...

Love it when you ink Sue!!
Beautiful card ..great shows!

Paula said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, I'm off to make myself a cuppa so I can watch the video in comfort!! :)
Paula x

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Sue and just your soft colours


Debbie said...

Hello Sue! What a lovely card. Truly. I am going to have to add the Wild Rose die to my collection. Not only is it a pretty die, but it just so happens I have Wild Rose plants in my gardens. I also live in Wild Rose, WI in the USA! Thank you for all your wonderful videos. I look forward to them every week.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card, love how you have finished it off with the tiny pearls.
Missed the show yesterday, hoping to catch today's one.
Congratulations to Carol, enjoy your card. x

sandieann21 said...

A lovely elegant card, Sue. Loving the shows. I'm Sandie from Grimsby who sent the email in last night. Just finished my tree so can relax in front of the 12 o clock show.

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Sue, xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning
Really enjoyed last nights show and this mornings one too. Love this soft coloured card.
Must get some little jobs done now before it's Hochanda time again.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lots of beautiful delicate layers in white and pink. Thanks for the video. I enjoyed watching your show last night with more to come today. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely, I've pinned it to watch when I find a few minutes :)

Kate's Cards said...

Fabulous darling! Lovely card and such a pretty restful colour.

Jean said...

So pretty! Lovely color too!

Lynne L said...

What a gorgeous card love the inking technique it's very effective I'll have to give it a go Recording today's shows to watch later

Lynne L said...

What a gorgeous card love the inking technique it's very effective I'll have to give it a go Recording today's shows to watch later

Unknown said...

As usual, a stunning card. You are my inspiration.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fully agree with michael thomas jeffries. It's a stunner of a card and you always inspire me. Thank you.
All today's shows are recorded, I'll only be able to watch a couple of them live. However, I always record, for those valuable tips you give. I can watch again if I forget how to do a technique for instance.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, and some great tips on the video. Thanks Sue.
Rosemary xx

Unknown said...

Forgot to congratulate Carole on her card win.
Enjoy lucky lady x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card. Great ideas for alternative uses of the dies. Note to self. Have a nice weekend. Jan D., Florida, USA

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a very pretty card and so feminine. Your demonstrations on Hochanda are mesmerising - just loving all the techniques you are showing and my die list is getting longer and longer! Thank you for your brilliant ideas. Enjoy your next two shows, I know I shall, best wishes

terrie said...

Very pretty card...I like all of the layers that you added on the card...
Well done Sie

karenlotty said...

Beauriful Off to watch video now - need to get some lunch first!

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the fabulous layers.
Looking forward to all your shows today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh, love, love that background(?)- will have to wait till later to watch to see if it is though. Fab card.

Beverley W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card! Great shows too although I missed the 12 o'clock one as we were trying to get home from doing our food shopping. It took us One and half hours to drive 8 miles! Roads dreadful due to the snow. Various accidents with cars slipping and sliding. Had to make 3 detours as cars were struggling to get up banks. It was horrendous!!! AND I missed your show!
Congrats to Carol.
Love and hugs to everyone, stay safe if you're out on snowy roads or still caught in the floods, love Alison xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, Love the card, such a pretty colour. What a very clever technique used to create the flower background


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifulllllllll Sue
Gr Karin

shabbycraftcabin said...

Truly beautiful card. Love the rose. Ivy xx

Lesley said...

Another great card and video. Am enjoying your shows today it is great to see all the different techniques that you demonstrate.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous !! I am recording all your shows, can't wait.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another one in the pretty category and just gorgeous, but I can see this in red, black and white as a stunning valentine card as well....

Glenharon said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Wow Sue this one is lovely, so soft yet stunning at the same time. Yes it is very feminine but how could you not fall in love with such a stunning inspiiration piece. I would love to make it but have none of the dies so it remains a lovely image to ponder upon. Hope you are being able to get some rest over this busy period Sue as you work so very hard. Thank you for bringing us a an extra video and b such a beautiful piece.
My thoughts are still so much with our friends and others that have been devasted by the recent weather and all i can hope is that you get the help that you all so desperately need to ease and bring an end to your torment and torture of seeing your homes destroyed like they have been. I send out special hugs and prayers to all that need them more than ever
Norah (Glenochil)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This is a stunning Card, I think anyone would be pleased to receive. Very delicate and such pretty colouring. Another I will need to copy. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Carol Worwood.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

This is breathtakingly gorgeous!!! LOVE the embossing and the color is gorgeous! Just the right amount of color! TFS!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a great Show last night! Thoroughly enjoyed it and also today's at lunchtime and 4pm. Like Patricia was really pleased to get help with the plates for the Platinum. I had used the embossing one and the small GC cutting plate but was scared to try the big one! I tried to explain how to use the plates to another friend, Saba - but I don't think my explanation was very clear!! Either that or ----- ! No we won't go there!
Today's card is really pretty I have ordered that lovely rose as I thought it may be nice on boxes as well.
I love the leaves too.
Congratulations to today's winner. You have a lovely card.
Sending hugs to all , particularly those going through tough times!
Myra xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic Video and a really lovely card. Great to see you back and really enjoyed your shows on Hochanda, however missed some of them due to visitors, and I am unable to video them so really disappointed today, although it was lovely to see my visitors. Will try and catch your last show.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the colour used.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I have really enjoyed watching you on Hochanda today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, lovely video, thanks for the reminder on different King techniques to make a very coordinating card. Not managed to catch th shows, but I'm sure they have done so well.

Eunice said...

Absolutely wonderful card, I love the embossed roses for the background and also the rose for the focal point!!!!

Anonymous said...

A very pretty colour on your card Sue and an interesting design. Saw your demonstration this morning and the background in blue was so clever but oh my you seemed to be struggling with the machine. Could they not have put it at your right hand side and lengthways across the table? Love from Jackie xx

Jane Franklin said...

Just watched the video, in between show, and great ideas and live the card.
Loving the shows and tips, please don't leave if too long before the not showing after tonight.
Well done Sue and thank you. The best presenter and products on Hochanda.
Best wishes to all and Congrats to Carol. Jxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I so enjoyed the two Hochanda shows today that I got to watch. Good job. Love the techiques you shared with the viewers. Today's card is awesome. So dramatic with your placement of the mulitple die cuts. The embossing of the rose die and sponging color around the die is brilliant. Thanks you for sharing.

Meg Owen said...

Very pretty card Sue.


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, it's so beautiful.
Congratulations to Carol.
love Maureen xxx

ursula said...

That is such a beautiful subtle card today, the tutorial was amazing, thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

liz spooner said...

Such a beautiful card today Sue, love the colours.xx

Maria said...

Evening Sue and everyone
Lovely card Sue, have not got the dies but something
to go on my wishlist for another day. Loved the shows,
only seen two so far but have the others to look forward
to tomorrow when I will have some peace and quiet.
Congrats to Carol winning the Wednesday card.

Melody,Rebecca,you are some of all who need an extra hug
and to anyone else who need one, I have plenty to go around.

To all wilsonette's and my friends, take care
Maria x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card so delicate and feminine and the colours are beautiful!
Enjoying the shows, haven't watched them all yet.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Enjoyed all the shows today and you made some beautiful cards,hope we don't have to wait to long before your back on tv.
Lovely card and video,thank you.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
An exquisite card, so feminine and beautiful colouring, love the rose.
Di B. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the demo.
Your shows were great. The dies are so versatile. It was lovely to see them in action.
Thank you for all your inspiration.
Veronique L

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so so pretty and elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crisco said...

Beautiful samples and inspirational demos. So lovely to have you back on television once more...

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I have been so busy catching up on your shows for today that I forgot to comment! Loved the shows, great demo's and lots of gorgeous samples that I look forward to seeing in detail on the blog. Good luck with your tree trimming tomorrow and I am looking forward already to seeing you again in January.

Today's card is beautiful and I love the way you have created it. I must have a go at this technique but it will have to be with a different die as I don't have the rose :(

Carol - Congratulations on being the Wednesday winner, enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great to see you back on tv,
Loved all the demos, you really are a very talented lady
Marlene O xx

Unknown said...

So pretty Sue and I actually learned two new things on this video. I've heard of letterpressing many times but never knew what it meant. Also, embossing without cutting the dies and then sponging over. Beautiful technique also. Also had a question, at this size I am assuming it is not a card, correct? Be a beautiful wall hanging.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a gorgeous card, very delicate and feminine. The colours are beautiful. Could see this as an anniversary or wedding card. Your shows were great and i learned a few new things. You did some beautiful cards as your demos but your sample cards were gorgeous. It was lovely to see you back on the tv and it will be great to see you back in January. Congratulations to Carol on winning Wednesdays beautiful card.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sassy said...

Your card is another that is so elegant. The embossing is gorgeous and all the rows of piercing add a stunning touch to the card. I definitely love this card!
Sandra Smith

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous pretty card & love the embossed rose effect which looks amazing together with all the different layers makes a beautiful feminine card for any occasion.
Stunning as always.....

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)