Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Fancy Poppy Frame

Hi bloggers!  Today's video shows you how to use your Double Pierced Squares and configurations together to create a pretty framed floral element and sentiment.

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

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Pam said...

Very lovely card.
So happy to see the excited blog candy winners comments, enjoy ladies.
Daily hugs and thoughts to Melody and family, also everyone that is not well Odin need of a hug.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, looking forward to seeing this video, I absolutely love the pierced squares and rectangles, they are my most must have dies that I would not be without, I wonder what everyone else's is??

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

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This is stunning
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Very delicate card. The dies look fabulous.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card as always will catch video later.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card. Love the pastel colours you have used. The video is great with your usual hints and tips to make this wonderful card. I wouldn't be without my square and rectangles they get used most days.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Very nice Sue. Like June l love the pierced dies. Nice just embossed to form a frame. Look forward to video. JJxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today
The pierced dies are so useful, thank you
Pat x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thanks tracyw

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much for another very versatile card and, great video.
Take care Kitty.
I love all the dies.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Exquisite a work of art, I wouldn't be without my pierced square & rectangle dies as I use these on most cards. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a lovely card, Sue - love the custard and the yellow Welsh poppy! Altogether splendid. Great video - thank you.
Lots of our usual friends missing - so sending good wishes and hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I am hoping that Santa will be bringing the b sets so that I can achieve such a great result.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the way you've used the pierced dies, like a lot of people I use these dies on practically everything. Sue XXX

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue , i am so in need of these pierced dies .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love the frame, the flower and everything else! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty & delicate.


TDQ Karen said...

Stunning, love the way you have constructed the frame it's beautiful x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. I know Santa is bringing me the pierced squares so I am looking forward to using them. This looks an interesting technique but I'll have to watch the video later.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab frame. Will watch video later.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card Sue! Lovely card design, very feminine. Debra x

auscrafts said...

love the way you've used the pierced dies

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, I'm looking forward to watching the video when I get in from work.x

hettygarlick said...

Lovely. I like the way the configurations die fits between the two frames.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue



BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is gorgeous, love the colour combo and the die combinations. Great video too. Have a fab day. Bx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow !! this card is gorgeous !! I love how you have used the pierced squares and the poppy looks stunning. I'm off to watch how you have made it now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I need set B of the double pierced squares and rectangles. I will be watching the video later. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely card,I haven't got your pierced dies yet, looks as though they will have to move to the top of my list.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this card is gorgeous, I also need set B of the rectangle dies they look so good together and I really like your configuration dies
Kathy B x

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful tone on tone card Sue with a lovely framed flower. Saving up for those pierced dies!

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card. I too own the square dies-so invaluable.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Sue


Anne Crawford said...

Unusual and so pretty , lovely card!
Anne xo

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love poppies wouldn't have thought of doing then in this colour but it really works. Your double pierced sauares and rectangles have got to be the most used die you have released. Don't know how we managed before, well I do, lots of measuring and cutting, and in my case lots of mistakes. Thank you Sue.

Love Rosemarie x x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,So glad you used the double pierced Noble dies in this video .I have have the square & rectangles also the A & B and I am still trying to get to grips with them,so your video will be a great help.Thanks Gloria (sidcup) xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card. Love the soft accent colour of apricot it just is beautiful. X Ros

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I Love these Dies....... I don't have the Rectangles B yet.... but thats on my list!
Love the Welsh Poppy too!
Off to watch the Video now !
Take care
Love Marg

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today I love the colours you have used as well.
No crafting for me today I'm babysitting.
Have a lovely day

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is so lovely

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue would make anyone's day special xx hazel

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Like the colour combination. The new pierced square dies are so useful aren't they? Mine have been well used.

I have struggled to emboss the the three die frame with my Cut N Boss as it cuts through he middle one but I think I may now have that problem sussed so here's to more frames!!


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is just gorgeous, love everything about this card...


sandy acland said...

A very pretty card!

Sandy (tort)

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I think today's card is beautiful and I love the colour combination you have used.
The Pierced Squares are a great idea and as so many if your followers have said "How did we ever manage without them". Theygive such a professional look to a card and of course save so much time!!!
Lesley S x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, such a pretty card love your choice of colours and the pierced squares. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the colour.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, so beautiful! I'm going to copy this as I have to make a Golden Wedding card & this fits the bill perfectly!
Many thanks
Janette x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
I have used this template for another occassion and it was perfect. I saw it on the TV and fell in love with it. It works beautifully.
Anne M xx

Suemac said...

Stunning card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love, love, love my pierced dies, they are in constant use.
Will watch the video later.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, so delicate, just right for weddings.
Will watch video later, must get the Christmas shopping finished.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

dmj from kettering said...

A nice delicate card, just right for a wedding,

Doreen x

Chris Curry said...

Fabulous card Sue. I gave the double pierced squares to my sister for her birthday on Sunday, got them for myself too of course, and she was thrilled. I used mine for her Christmas card which I will give to her on Christmas eve. Thank you for your brilliant ideas. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - your pierced square dies are great to use and I love the delicate look of this card. So pleased your next Hochanda shows aren't too far away - what a great way to start the New Year! Best wishes

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the way you have done the frame. The colour is very pretty and delicate.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely video to watch later. I just love pearls on cards. SueL x

Jane Franklin said...

My morning ritual, cup of coffee and see what wonderful card we have today and of course its video day so double bonus. The card is lovely and a colour I don't use often enough methinks.
My early xmas present has just arrived the dble pierced squares so I'm such a happy bunny today and now off to play! Best wishes to all jxxx

IVY Cheong said...

Very pretty card. Ivy xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Lovely card again today. A colour combo I have never used (but there is always a first time). A misty, dull morning here today, so off to the craft room, I think. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It's a brilliant idea to emboss the frames before cutting them, it was something I struggled with when the card kept popping out of the die. But doing it your way makes it so much easier to pop the card back into the die. During the summer while out walking I came across yellow poppies they were beautiful and something I had never seen before. Today's card is stunning I love this poppy die all your flowers are on my 'list' lol!
I'm dog sitting this morning and that's my idea of heaven so really looking forward to it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again today, that little poppy is really sweet. The configerartion dies suit so many occasions don't they. Love how your top matches the card - it's really pretty.
Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love how you make these beautiful frames.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Elsie Smith said...

Hi. A lovely card, very delicate colours.xx

Sue MacFall said...

Love these pierced square dies - so useful and decorative.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Paula said...

That's a very pretty card Sue, I can't wait to see how it's made. I'm off to make my usual cup of tea so I can relax and watch it in peace and quiet. :)
Paula x

Kate's Cards said...

Pretty! I will watch later.

Scottydog said...

A lovely delicate card & I like the way you have used the configurations between the frames. Thank you Sue!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, and a very useful video. Great to see ideas for using the configurations dies.
Rosemary xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
sheer loveliness, that's what this card is. Composition beautiful, colours subtle. Elegant. Thank you for the videos showing us how this can be achieved.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Beautiful, elegant card - really like this one.

in Sheffield

carol quinn said...


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours and all the dies work so well together. Thanks for your video.

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful card again. Love the poppy.

Crafty hugs Pen x

nzillingworth said...


Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
What a bonny card Sue and with the peach behind the topper, it just shows off the topper to its fullest making a stunning card that anyone would be over the moon to receive. Asked hubby dies last night for Christmas as i would love to be able to have some of your new collection that i just fell in love with but since he decided that i have more than enough dies i'm not getting that so no doubt it will be something that i don't want or need yet again this year. why can men not see the enjoyment and pleasure that these pieces of metal give to us? or may be it's just mine. Anyway flower i will get them eventually it will just take a bit of a while but it doesn't stop me from admiring all that you can make them do as todays piece of inspiration shows. Thank you Sue for bringing some brightness to our day once more as you give us something that we can so look forward to, and that's inspiring beautiful pieces of art.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and great video too, I love the pierced noble dies and use them lots just need the B sets to make frames like yours. Loved your YouTube video with the interlocking circles striplet will definitely be trying this

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
totally agree that the pierced squares and rectangles are the must have dies, they save so much time and card, fabulous. The configurations run a close second and are so very versatile.
Love the colors you have used Sue and will have to have another look at the non 3rd flowers,. Thank you for the video with your usual easy style and lots of hints and tips, you really give us confidence to try things and stretch ourselves.
Muriel x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Wow love this one today. Will catch video later.
I too wouldn't manage without the squares and rectangles an although I'd love the a&b set I'd end up over complicating them.
Any chance of circles or ovals too??? Hmmm I see a marketing opertunity here if they are not in your pipeline already. We know u sue Wilson as ur naughty uve probably had ur next load of dies signed off at the designers!!! LOL

Hugs to all our missing buddies
Wheely Yvonne g. Melody an Molly.
Even lanc Steph I so miss her xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Haven't had cnance to watch the video yet, but I do like the card
Margaret xxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Another of your lovely creations that make me itch to get crafting. Thanks for that, hahaha!


Jan from NSW (Aus)

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful, will watch the video......well, as soon as I can find a few minutes ;)

ursula said...

This is so pretty, your tutorial makes it look so simple, for you yes....but thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...
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Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such a pretty, delicate Card. Simple enough for me to copy. I love the colours you have used and can imagine it would be lovely in darker colours also. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Okay, I've decided you must die cut and design in your sleep....do you ever run out of ideas?

My two fav colors are yellow and red....so the custard card appeals to me...definitely. I love, love, love the double pierced frame coupled with the adornments. So beautiful!!!

I totally understood from the video about embossing first, then cutting...I hate it when I cut first and then the die cuts pop out of the dies and how difficult it is sometimes to get them back in the die again for embossing. Very clever of you to emboss first. I remember you doing this on a previous post, but I need to now give it a try myself. Wonderful solution.

Great card today....as always.
Jan D., Florida, USA

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I'm really loving this card.....I have recently bought the pierced rectangles and squares (just couldn't decide between the two!!!) I didn't want to wait for Santa in case he couldn't bring me them!!!....just couldn't take the risk!!!!

gwen70 said...

So stunning Sue, just watched video and it is great

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card love the cream and pale lemon together
Ginnie xx

terrie said...

Just beautiful...what a wonderful layout and layers...tfs
well done Sue

June Horrocks said...

I so want this die sue my Christmas money will soon go with what I want.
The card is beautiful thank you sue xxxxxlove you June Horrocks xxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card with so much depth and dimension, it is lovely. I don't have any of the pierced squares or rectangles, I am hoping Father Christmas will be nice to me - if not I shall make it a New Year's gift to myself :-)

I will watch the video tomorrow as I am dashing about now getting ready to go through to Glasgow with a group of friends to see The Jersey Boys. So looking forward to it even though it means a very late night.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue.
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

Video was great and card is beautiful. You are one clever lady! Thank you.

Jean said...

Elegant and beautiful!

barbara macaskill said...

Simply spectacular!! LOVE the soft feel of this card! TFS!

Dawn Holben said...

Sue that is so pretty and I am so glad you did the demo for this as
I thought it was going to be more complicated than it is.
I really love all the detail around the edge and that colour is so pretty and uplifting. just love it.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card I don't have the pierced squares as yet but they are on my wanted list!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card I don't have the pierced squares as yet but they are on my wanted list!

Jan.moogie said...

What a simply sweet card Sue cant wait to watch the video. Have a great day xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card I don't have the pierced squares as yet but they are on my wanted list!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card I don't have the pierced squares as yet but they are on my wanted list!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card. Love the poppy and the delicate colour.
Love and hugs especially to Melody, Francis and Tracy.
Love to all, Alison xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card! I love it!
I'm being very brief today!
Thank you, once again!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

A beautiful, well designed card today Sue. I don't like the colour but still appreciate the inspiration.
The pierced squares are top of my list, if I don't get them for Christmas then I will get them for my birthday two weeks later :)
Actually got some crafting done today as it's part of a present for my brother's fiancee, one more to do plus a couple of cards and then all the craft stuff has to be cleared away to make space for family.
I emailed the Dr to ask if there is any way I can have a glass of wine with my meds, I expect it will be a no so I will have to stick to elderflower presse.
Anyway I wish you all good things xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card and great video. My Noble. Dies arrived today, but they have been hidden until Christmas and as yet I haven't managed to find then, so I will just have to be patient and wait until Christmas

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Beautiful card as always, love the colour u have chosen, well the A and B pierced rectangle and squares have now gone to the top of my list, lool.

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Beautiful card as always, love the colour u have chosen, well the A and B pierced rectangle and squares have now gone to the top of my list, lool.

Hugs pat xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning again and just love tone on tone. Think you flower dies are just beautiful and so versatile and your noble dies - well don't need to make a comment about them as they are my fav of all time however you use them!!!!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this die combination and the colours. Very pretty.

Lisbeth said...

Clean and simple but so effective with small splash of colour. Love it


Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely soft coloured card today, I love it.

Sending many and warm hugs to you all and special
ones to our friends who are missing at the moment.
Hope you all are all right and just busy prepping
in-for Christmas, do come back soon. Missing you !

Warm hugs Maria x

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely use of your pierced squares, it shows how versatile they are, I love using them, and they are great when my joints aren't so good so I don't have to get my piercing ruler out!

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, love the card and colours today, thanks for your inspiration.xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A great idea to make your own unique frames.
Lorna D

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
I love everything about it, colours, dies and layout. Looking forward to watching your video later.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the pictures don't do it justice the close ups show the details very well though.

Thank you,

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card it really is very beautiful.

Thank you for the brilliant tutorial, you really are a star LOL Manchester
Take care love and hugs Brenda XXX

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Another stunning card today, which shows your dies off to perfection.
Maureen xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and interesting video demo.
B xx

lilysmum said...

Very nice card today Sue, a calming colourways- just what I need after a day of 2yr old twin boys!! Tho I really like the card I'm not so sure about the flower, sorry. Wishing you well and all your lovely followers too.
Hugs, Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
another lovely card today, I too love the pierced dies & couldn't live without them.
Of to watch the video now.
Marlene O xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful colours, another stunner, love it.
Di B. x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

WOW what a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue and I really enjoyed the tutorial. Would be nice if I got some dies for Christmas but I know that won't happen so no good hoping.

karenlotty said...

A real late visit for me today! Just beautiful I love how the custard card is just a little accent underneath the focal elements

Eunice said...

This is such a dainty card Sue, love the colors!!

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue. Quite ornate looking but you show how simple it is to make in the video.

Congratulations Kitty and other blog candy winners. Enjoy your prizes from Santa Sue !!! :-)

Hugs and Best Wishes to all the Wilsonettes,

Angela in soggy, S. Wales Xx

gailgale said...


Sandy H said...

Lovely card. Your videos always make it look so easy. Think I need those double pierced squares. I've got the rectangles and use them a lot.
Take care everyone.

Patricia said...

Hello Sue,
Ooopps! nearly missed this, been busy, busy, busy.
I just LOVE your stunning card.
Patricia xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the dies you have used and the design is wonderful.

Debs A xxx

Vie carter said...

Many congrats to the blog candy winners, how lucky are you!

Today,s card is so nice and refreshing looking, would suit many occasions


Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

This is such a pretty card i love how you have constructed it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sassy said...

Beautiful and I always love your videos!

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love the frames and how you used them to create such a fabulous card.
Thank you

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the way you have used the configurations die to add that special touch to the central frame which looks so pretty & adds that special touch to the focal element of the poppy & sentiment.

Beautiful as always

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)