Saturday, 5 December 2015

Frame it with Gemini


Hi bloggers!  You can make a pretty recessed frame with your Gemini dies and paper piecing and using your configuration dies looks fab with them as well!

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

Julie Bee!!!

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











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



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132 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful die must try this one.
Congratulations Julie.
Nancyd xx

Pan said...

Beautiful card., very elegant
Congratulations to Julie Bee, enjoy.
It has been a wild windy night, hope everyone is safe and well.
Big hugs toMelidy, Francis and Tracey. Cheryl hope you are feeling better.

Pam said...

Oops Pam

hollyberry said...

Beautiful pastel card.
Congratulations Julie.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, an amazing card today, it is so pretty, I love all your dies and enjoy everyday reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful creations, am also looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda next weekend.

Congratulations Julie, enjoy your wonderful prize.


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

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The sentiment on this is lovely could you tell us which stamp set it is from. Thanks. Congratulations to julie on winning wednesdays wonderful card.
Take care everyone. We have had another terrible night with gale force winds and its still no better this morning.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Pretty card today - I love the sentiment. Congratulations to Julie. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card the frame is stunning
Congratulations to Julie on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Anonymous said...

Elegant card Sue, very nice like pastel colours. Congratulations Julie . Take care everyone very blustery out there. JJxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, you are clever!!! I love it!!!
Congratulations to Julie :) enjoy!!!
Very windy here too,glad I'm not working :)
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the new dies thank you tracyw going to watch the video now xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful card love the colors and dies used..Your video makes it seem so easy, must give it a try substituting another mini Gemini,
have a lovely weekend
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another lovely card and great video, Thank you.
Congratulations to Julie Bee.
Take care Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Very pretty card today Sue the sentiment is lovely.
Jan

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love the use of the Gemini die, beautiful card. Congratulations to Julie Bee. Sue XXX

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
"WOW" What Can I Say I So Enjoyed Watching
Yet Another Truly Tremendous Outstanding Extremely Informative
Video, With So Very Many Great Tips And Techniques.
I Love The Beautiful Soft Colour Palette You've Used, I Just Love
How You Created Your Stunning Frame From Your Gemini Die.
I Love The Fabulous Sentiment!!!!! And If Possible Like The Rest Of
Your Blog Members Would It Be Possible For You To Let Us Know Which
Set It Is Available From.
Sue I Can't Thank You Enough For Your Hard Work, Bringing To Us Each Day
Extremely Beautiful Cards And Three Days A Week Videos You Wouldn't
Get That From Any Other Blog! But Then This Blog Is The Best It's Sue Wilson's
Blog, Thank You Sue For Sharing I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To Julie Bee For Winning The Stunning Wednesday Card Gift Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

Jane Franklin said...

Great card and such a beautiful sentiment. Congrats to Julie on winning.
Off to craft fair now hope its not too windy. Best wishes to all jxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love how you have used the dies. Hugs Jackie

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today, it is truly a picture. Congratulations Julie. Yvonne xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great sentiment and love how you've used the dies. Will watch video later. Happy weekend all.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats Julie, Another lovely card Sue.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty & delicate.

Michele

Anne said...

This is so pretty, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, nice use of the Gemini and thanks for all the tips on your video, this wouldn't be quick and simple for me!
Well done to Julie Bee on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card Sue! Great use of the Gemini dies, it frames the sentiment beautifully. Congratulations to Julie! Debra x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful.

Love
Roz.x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Whoo! Hoo! Just noticed your on our screens next weekend that's made my day! Anyway, back to today's card, fabulous card and video I love how you cut the frame with the bit of wisteria card showing it certainly finishes the frame off. You can do so much with the Gemini dies and they always look amazing. It's blowing a gale here so I think it's a day of crafting.
Congratulations to Julie
Hugs x
Heather T

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card in a lovely feminine colour. I love the versatility of your Gemini dies, thank you for enabling us to make such gorgeous designs.x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely delicate card, looking forward to next week's shows. Congratulations Julie Bee!

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colours and the sentiment is great. Thank you Sue.Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and colours.
B xx

auscrafts said...

Pretty card today ,nice sentiment

lilian said...


Hi Sue, absolutely love this card, such a delicate colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today. I love the way you take a die and do so many different things with it. Lovely to see you will be on Hochanda next weekend.

Love Rosemarie x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the sentiment. Will watch the video later.
Lydia
X

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue (a windy one!) do so like the versatility of the Gemini die but then most if not all your dies are so versatile,- you just have to think outside the box which I find hard to do! Congratulations to Julie - lucky girl!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card - love the Vela frame and the sentiments panel...

Congrats to Julie...

Izzy

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Fantastic video and a stunning card. Have been struggling to think of a card for my parents this year. Do not have all the dies so will improvise with what I have to create a similar format. Many thanks for your wonderful inspiration.

Feeling better today(thank you for your good wishes Diane and Long Island lady), good job too as it is Cannington Christmas this evening. Our celebrations are to light the Village Christmas tree, sing Christmas carols and have a Street Fayre with all the village groups having tables loaded with goodies. Somehow think they will be in our village hall tonight as it is blowing a fair gale here, no rain as of yet but I do believe it is on its way.
There are squillions of leaves blowing around my patio, the willow tree is the last of my trees to shed all its leaves so another job of clearing them up when weather permits me outside. they don't compost as good as the oak leaves, such a shame but they will be going into my green bin for the council to make use of them.

Warm thoughts and prayers to Melody Francis, Tracy, June and all who are in pain, discomfort or facing hospital visits.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I love playing with my Gemini dies but haver thought if using them as a frame. Will watch the video later when I have a break & a cup of tea

Narrowboat girl

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love the sentiment and the colour.
Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Julie.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

CHERYL Brown said...

My apologies Long Island Jan, I totally forgot your Christian name when typing my comment earlier, but have remembered it now.
Love & hugs Cheryl xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, colour is divine
:-)
Lorna D

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, another lovely card.
Rosemary xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and color used, Congrats to Sue .
Have a lovely weekend .
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
pretty in lilac - the card is Beautiful.
Your videos are so helpful - whatever did we do without them?
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - fantastic card and I just love the sentiment yay have used. Looking forward to watching the video later today. Well done Julie on winning Sue's beautiful card. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card in lovely colours. Off to watch the video. Congratulations to Julie.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card and a lovely sentiment

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, that is just a pretty card and a fabulous sentiment to, and my favourite colour to boot how can I not think its stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Pretty card I like the Sentiment!
I will watch Video now!
Take care
Love Marg

Aspiring crafter said...

Gorgeous card Sue, have a great weekend,
XxxRuth

dmj from kettering said...


I like this idea, makes a superb card!!



Doreen x

Pat James said...

Morning sue,

This is such a pretty card and gorgeous sentiment,
Off to watch the video,
Congratulations to julie!!!, luck you.

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Morning sue,

This is such a pretty card and gorgeous sentiment,
Off to watch the video,
Congratulations to julie!!!, luck you.

Hugs pat xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is a stunning example of using a combination of dies. Love the idea of making frames with gemini dies, great colours too. Well done Julie on winning the card giveaway. Take care in the bad weather everyone. Bx

carol quinn said...

Really pretty card, love it
Congratulations Julie!
Carol

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is really gorgeous !! I'm loving your Gemini frame, a brilliant idea.
Congratulations to Julie.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the sentiment xx hazel

June Horrocks said...

Dear sue what a beauty today love it beautiful words thank you love always June xxxxxxx

sandy acland said...

Very pretty, love the colours.

Sandy (tort)

sunshinepen said...

Love this card Thanks Sue

Crafty hugs Pen x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love the cardtoday, it is so pretty in those soft colours you have used.
Lesley S x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Pretty card this morning and I just love that sentiment. That describes how I feel just now to a t!!

Hope everyone is as well as they can be.
Laine ud better not go outside or I can see u doin a Mary poppins with u being so light!!
My weights goin up an down like a yo yo just as well I keep multiple sizes of clothes for such occasions lol x

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, the pictures don't do it enough justice.

The min striplet dies now have a new dimension and the inset glittered flower opens up new possibilities for decoration and I like your suggestion of using a darker shade of lilac glitter.

The video demo explains everything and was so good thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a bit late today had to finish off some Christmas cards for today.
This card is stunning I will watch the video later.
Congratulations to Julie.
Have a great day, I'm off to have Christmas lunch with my friends at my craft club.
Maggie

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card, so delicate, will really try this one.
Congratulations Julie on winning the giveaway on Wednesday, you will love it.
Very stormy night here, wind and rain, lots of roads closed in Central Scotland, I guess it will be a crafting day,.
Not a hard decision!!, take care everyone, Jess xxx

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card, so delicate, will really try this one.
Congratulations Julie on winning the giveaway on Wednesday, you will love it.
Very stormy night here, wind and rain, lots of roads closed in Central Scotland, I guess it will be a crafting day,.
Not a hard decision!!, take care everyone, Jess xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps forgot to congratulate Julie bee on her win.
Well done lucky lady enjoy xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a way to use a die stunning results love it
Hugs Sarah N xxx

Paula said...

This is such a lovely card Sue! Very pretty, I love the colours. It is so unusual, I've not seen anything like this before. :)
Congratulations to Julie on winning the card.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card today, I love the frame and the Whisteria colour card is a must have. Thank you for sharing such a beauty with us. It's really windy here too but no rain thank goodness - think we will be blown around the Christmas market today when we eventually get there - hubby is catching up on much needed sleep! Take care everyone.
Congratulations to Julie xxxx
Love Diane G xxxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. My favourite colours and so pretty and girlie, I love it. Thanks for the video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Sylvia Yates said...

This is a really pretty girlie card today Sue. Love the colours too. Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

iReneM said...


Gorgeous!!

Love the wisteria colour

x

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love the colours.
sharon :)

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

lilysmum said...

Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love that coloured card it looks fab.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

What a coincidence...I've been making recessed framed Christmas cards this week and I love the effect. I got some great ideas from your video for changing them up a bit....I never make any two cards exactly alike as I like each one to be an "original"....thanks so much for the inspiration. Your card is beautiful, as always. What would we do without you????

Happy Weekend!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful card, fabulous colour combination. Love the small Gemini Dies, so versatile.
Wendyx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card and a perfect size. I love the way you created the recessed frame and the little bit of sparkle from the in-filling is spot on. Looking forward to seeing you on our screens next week.

Laine - hope your appointment goes well, it makes such a difference to be driven to hospital even though the parking can be a nightmare, your brother is a gem.

Jane F - hope the craft fair is going/went well and the weather didn't put people off.

Julie Bee - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy.

Well the plan for today was to go to town and finish the Christmas shopping but with gales and heavy rain since yesterday I have decided to stay at home. Just as well as I am waiting for the roofer to call me back - we have a leaking gutter and the patio is so sodden it is getting flooded. It has also given me the chance to put inserts in my cards so hopefully I can get them written soon. Hope everyone with this awful weather is coping and keeping dry and warm.

Frances

Lindsay Martin said...

Wow what a very pretty card today, love it, missed yesterday's, but love the second, not so sure about the first but still lovely, hope every one stays safe in the wind in the uk x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Well Sue i really love todays card and the verse on the front is so true and i think needs to paid heed to a bit more, must look for this stamp set. Todays card is in such a lovely gentle colour scheme and suitable for so many different times. Seen that Heartfelt and a few other companies have followed your lead my making up Gemini dies of their own designs and Striplet dies as well but for me there will only be the originals that are the best.
Julie Bee, well done flower on winning a Sue original, enjoy flower and hope that it gives you the inspiration that it does for me with the one that i got a few years ago.
Well folks i can only hope that you are having nicer weather where you are as we have seen nothing but rain now for the past couple of weeks which if i could run i wouldn't get as wet but since i can't it's a through to the skin job normally but hey the ducks are enjoying it. I wonder if with the amount of rain that we have had this past long while will mean no hose pipe bans during the summer, lol. Have a good day everyone and sending hugs to all our Wilsonette friends that could do with them.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card,like the way you have added the glitter. I love the mini Gemini dies they are so versatile xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Sue, now I know how I can use that Die that I have bought. thanks.
congrats to the card winner.

Gr Karin

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such a pretty delicate Card. I love the colour. I think anyone would be so pleased to receive it. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Julie Bee.

Best wishes

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card. Love the colour used.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely card. So pretty.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A really lovely card. I, too, love the wisteria card.
Horrid day here, wet, wild and dark!
Congratulations Julie on winning the Wednesday card.
Stay safe everyone!
Love Myra xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card, and the sentiment is perfect. Congratulations to Julie.

Eunice said...

This card is so pretty, the wisteria color is lovely! The gemini dies are a must have, I can sure see this now. Congrats to Julie Bee on her win.

America said...

Absolutely stunning in layers, colors and brilliant use of cuts.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a beautiful card in the white and wisteria colors. I think this wisteria card stock is my favorite color. Sue, you do recessed dimension so well and you are so careful with your attention to detail on your cards. You always inspire me. Thank you for the perfect video.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Truly beautiful card!! What an interesting way to use the Gemini dies!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and great video too, like many others I love the sentiment
Congratulations to Julie Bee on winning your very own Sue card

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

barbara macaskill said...

Love this sentiment and the card is gorgeous! TFS!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today, love the Gemini frame. Might just have to give this a go!
Hope everyone is safe and sound in this dreadful weather. It has been awful here today and showing no sign of abating unfortunately.
Congratulations to Julie.
Love and hugs to all, stay safe, love Alison xxx

ursula said...

A brilliant idea using the Gemini die to make a frame....so unusual, you have so many great ideas for incorporating dies to make them look so different.....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
The Gemini die is so useful and will be used a lot. Wet and Windy here in South Lanarkshire definitely a night for the T.V.

IVY Cheong said...

Love the sentiment, lovely card as always. Ivy xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Your card today is just stunning.
Love to all
Maureen xxxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. I love the quote.
luv
Karen xx

Jan.moogie said...

Such a pretty card with very lovely sentiments Sue, love it.Thanks for sharing. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card and the colour too. Love the verse

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

magpie said...

Hi Sue. lovely card and what a fantastic sentiment...(x)! Oh yesssss! Congratulations to you Julie! Wonderful! I can imagine you've done the whoop whoop dance quite a few times today.....not to mention the face ache...been there and done it! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are need of some too xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card sue I absolutely love it x its so pretty x thankyou sue x
Congratulations julie x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great demo! I love the way you have used the Gemini die to create a frame.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, I just love the Gemini's. Thank you for another great video.

Hugs
Linda xx

DeeDee7770 said...

Good afternoon Sue. Another lovely card using the Gemini dies, which are my go to favourites. This card has beautiful depth and is so graceful and elegant WOW! Have a great weekend.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, Great card and such a beautiful sentiment. I have several of the Gemini dies (though not this one) I shall have to play.xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful card today.
Congratulations to Julie.
Will try and catch up properly tomorrow.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Linda Norris said...

Forgot to say again congratulations Julie x

terrie said...

Congrats to the card winner....
I like how you made the frame around the sentiment...such a lovely card...
well done Sue

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue lovely card today. I've just realised I didn't comment on yesterday's Christmas cards, which I loved. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Another beautiful creation Sue
Love the colours and the sentiment
Hugs to all
Theresa G X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beatiful card love that sentiment

Ann said...



Beautiful card so pretty and with a lovely sentiment.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Truly beautiful card and a very thought provoking sentiment,
Like Tracy sadly at the moment it has a special meaning for me too and every moment that my sister and I have smiled together and laughed uncontrollably together are special, there is nothing I have to forgive her for, we love each other truly and life is too short.

Lorraine E, sorry you are feeling a bit down, hope all went well yesterday, special hugs.
TXCowgill, prayers for Greg.
Melody you are also in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs for all
Saba
Xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card the frame work really stands out along with the beautiful colours
Take care
Hazel G XX

nannapat said...

What a clever use of the Gemini die and the result is stunning. A really pretty card and the colour is gorgeous. Pat x

Jean said...

So very pretty!

A Happercrafter6 said...

The Gemini die used as a frame is lovely.
Jan
Northampton

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card. Lovely sentiment and the colours are perfect. I love Gemini dies, they do frame things very well. Did I spot shows? Need to set that sky box if I did!

Thinking of everyone in the north of the UK in the very wet and windy weather. Just strong winds here in the extreme east, we get the rain later...! Hugs and hoping there's no disruption to power suppliers or flooding. Already checked on baby brother, he assures me he has a torch, extra blankets and food that doesn't need cooking (I think he means crisps and other snacks rather than actual food!). I know I fuss but I am the biggest sister so it's my job!

Sending hugs and good wishes to everyone who's unwell or having treatment. Hoping matters improve soon.

I had a lovely surprise today, my best friend had a hockey game 20 miles down the road in Colchester and visited after with her hubby and their dog in tow. Billy was delighted to see his favourite doggy friend and played outside regardless of the wind. To come half an hour up the road when it took them an hour and a half travelling east to get to Colchester was so, so nice of them. Their visit has been a real boost and we shall see them around Christmas as they'll be back up to stay with family.
Pretty tired, have not checked yesterdays comments as a result. Hoping it'll mean a decent nights sleep and not too many difficulties getting out of bed tomorrow. Cards won't make themselves after all!

Hugs to absolutely everybody, plenty extra hugs here if you need them,

T x


Wheely Bad said...

Oops...

Congratulations Julie! Enjoy your prize x

Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card and such a perfect example of how versatile all of your dies are.
you always put so much thought into the dies and your card designs to help us make the most of them.

Sandy H said...

Lovely card and what a super stamped sentiment.
Congratulations to Julie Bee on winning the card giveaway.
Take care everyone.

Txcowgirl said...

Congrats to Julie for winning, enjoy having an original Sue Wilson card.

Great video and gorgeous card for us today. Thank you for all your hard work and creativity.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Txcowgirl said...

A little behind on commenting, but I have been watching your videos on amazon tv, which I'm enjoying immensely. Beauty of a card, thanks for sharing.