Saturday, 19 December 2015

Gemini Frame


Hi bloggers!  Today's video show you how to use your Gemini dies to create beautiful frames for your cards.  They can be raised for dimension to add extra interest as well.

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

Sue MacFall!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.  We will return to the giveaway days after the new year!









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

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117 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue. You have truly amazed us yet again.
Congratulations to the last Wednesday giveaway winner of 2015, Sue, you lucky lady.
Loving thoughts and hugs to all in pain whether physical or emotional, especially Melody and family and Tracey

karen Derbyshire said...

Beautiiful card, as always Sue.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another ingenious way to use your dies, thank you
I do like to try different ways to use the dies I have invested in
Pat x

tracy w said...

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

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today,love the pale colours.
Congratulations Sue.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today and I love the sentiment. Congratulations to Sue. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue. Congratulations to Sue enjoy your card.JJxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards using the Gemini Dies both in my favourite colour. Think I like the card in the Video best as it uses one of my favourite dies in the middle - the Heraldic Square, but both are fabulous.
Wendyx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, colour and the Gemini dies
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another stunning card. Love it. Will watch video later. Happy weekend all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Gorgeous card as always, Sue, you never fail to amaze me with all the lovely designs. Sorry I have not visited the blog for ages, so much going on, waiting to move (just across the road!) renovations have taken 8 months so far, and meant that I haven't been able to get at my crafty stash! the good news is that the first room to be sorted is my brand new craft room - can't wait to get started. Love to all, Judy M xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Ps
Congratulations to Sue on winning card xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gorgeous card today, love the gemini dies, will check out the video when hubby gets up.

Congratulations to Sue McFall

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, it's a frame like no other truly stunning. Congratulations to Sue. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A great video and beautiful card,
I have copied this idea lots of times.
Oh and a beautiful verse a little different to the video.
Congratulations to Sue the card winner.
Take care all Wilsonettes Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a truly beautiful card I love my Gemini dies off to check the video.
Congratulations Sue lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another of your besutiful cards. Love the way you have used the dies to make a frame. You really know how to get the most out of your dies. The verse on the blogged card is lovely. Congratulations to Sue on winning the final card give away of 2015. Good luck to everyone for next years card give aways.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

I loved this card when I first watched the video on You tube and have taken inspiration from you and made it with the lynx gemini die and the CE Amazing Sentiment - some people come into our lives ...... One of my favourite cards that I have made to date. That is what I love about your dies, they can be interchanged for a different look and to make our "collections" go that much further.
Congratulations Sue on winning the last giveaway card for the year,
Have a lovely last weekend before the big day everyone,

Muriel x

carol edwards said...

Love how you used the Gemini dies and the bit of frosting on the middle pieces. Congratulations also to Sue on winning your card x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I still love this card as much as I did a fortnight ago!..lol...so doesn't hurt to see it again...

Congrats to Sue McFall...

Izzy

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and a very clear, instructive video (as always). Love the sentiment on the blogged card, does anyone know where it's from? Congratulations to Sue on winning the last giveaway of the year. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, the dies are lovely .
Have a good weekend ,
XxxRuth

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card ~sue,love thes dies.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for another great video tutorial, I love the versatility of your dies and your designs are stunning.
Congratulations to Sue. X

carol quinn said...

Stunning, I love everything about this card.

Congratulations to sue, you lucky card winner!

Carol

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card,the colour & sentiment set it off really well
Congratulations to Sue,
Best wishes
Karen M

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue enjoyed the video .I love the Gemini die .Gloria (Sidcup)xx

sandy acland said...

Lovely card!

Sandy (tort)

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours.
B xx

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful card. The die makes a lovely frame.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Gorgeous card today. Another great video.
Thank you so much Sue.
Jan

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love your Gemini dies so will look forward to watching your video later. SueL x

SueJ said...

A really beautiful card Sue, loved the video, thank you.

Congratulations Sue, enjoy your card.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, will watch video later

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again, Congrats to Sue
Take Care
Elaine H X

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, likely subtle colouring.


Congratulations to Sue on your win

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card and a great video as usual.
Rosemary xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and great video, I particularly liked the tip about taping the back of the die to stop it coming out when inking it. It happens all the time for me so thanks for the tip. As for the Gemini dies I adore them and until I watched one of your videos I tended to only use them for edges and cut outs only. That's the beauty of your dies they are so versatile and each set interchanges with each other, (you'd think you designed them that way lol!)
Congratulations Sue!
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Thank you for showing this. I kept thinking I was doing something wrong because I had to snip my Gemini dies. Lol.

Love
Roz.x

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card, and a beautiful verse as well. It's hard to get stamps with verses like that, I think that stamp set will be in my collection soon.
Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winner of your card.
Have a great Sunday, I'm off to my last craft workshop of the year.
Maggie

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue the Gemini dies are so versatile.

Thank you and Merry Craftiness everyone,

Pearl x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, how true is the sentiment!!!
Congratulations to Sue!!!
Isn't there another Wednesday in 2015???
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card today. wil try that later.
Congratulations Sue on winning the card.
Anne M xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, another dull and dark morning and its so lovely to start it with one of your gorgeous cards, this one is really pretty and those diecuts look gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I followed your tip on embossing before I cut with the squares..thank you it makes such a difference!
Pretty card today will watch Video now!
Well done to the winner!
Wheely bad sorry you're having such a bad time!
Take care
love Marg

Jane Franklin said...

Just love this card and the sentiment is so true, must try and get that. Thank you for the ideas with the Gemini dies, all so versatile and cut really well leaving a very pretty design however used.
Congrats to weds winner. Best wishes to all jxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely die and the inset frame effect. Gorgeous card today...

Congrats to Sue and all those lucky winners this year.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely frame card, love it. Will watch video later.
Lydia
X

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card, I love the way that you have used the Gemini die.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
As is your want, this card is very beautiful. I've used the Gemini dies (different ones) as a frame and they lend themselves to it admirably. The sentiment is certainly worth getting, is it from one of the CE range?
Colours are also lovely, overall verdict: GORGEOUS.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely uses of the dies, they are so versatile, giving so many more options. Hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie x x

Kate's Cards said...

Such a pretty card xx

Lynne L said...

Morning Sue
A very pretty card I love the Gemini dies

Lynne L said...

Morning Sue
A very pretty card I love the Gemini dies

Tressa said...

Love the colours of this beautiful card. I have some of the larger Gemini dies but it sees that I also NEED the minis.

Now that the Christmas card rush is just about over perhaps I can devote some time to playing with all my dies to see if I can anywhere near match the stunners you have been showing us throughout the year.

Teresa

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Such a pretty colour. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to card winner.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very pretty and lovely colours. love Jean Z xxx

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue thank you xxxxxx love June horrocks

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a pretty card and the colours are beautiful.
I love all your Gemini dies and also the Holly Spray which is so useful and so delicate. All your little tips are great and I have decided to write them down in a little book so I can remember them more easily!!
I did not comment yesterday but I thought both your cards were lovely.
Lesley S x

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely the card, the sentiment is wonderful. Love, Ivy xx

ursula said...

I just love how versatile these Gemini dies are, this makes such a lovely frame, beautiful card Sue, thank you.....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - these dies are high on my list - I love the way you have used them in this card and the colour is so subtle. Great sentiment too. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

dmj from kettering said...



I do like that colour, and the card is lovely!!




Doreen x

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the colours, the style and the sentiment. Perfect, thank you. Xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Beautiful. I thought I'd seen this card before but it was the sentiment used I'd seen u do on the 5th dec I had to look back lol

Linda Norris. Treatment this time round has been better. I've not been as sicky but I felt a lot more tired. My arm still sore from the pic line insertion but better than being poked with needles everyone they're trying to get to the veins. Thanks for asking x

Tracy Stitt said...

Ah sue just looked again the card u showing is the same as the 5th dec but ur video shows a different card lol I thought I was goin daft!!
Good video tho lol x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and great idea to use the Gemini die to make a frame, I love all your videos they are so informative
Congratulations to Sue on winning the last card giveaway of 2015

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card shows how much can be done with a few dies.
Love the colour combination.
I didn't comment yesterday, time just flew past, the cards were gorgeous.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, thank you for sharing this beautiful card today, I love everything about it, but the sentiment just jumped out at me. So lovely. Congrats to Sue on winning the card giveaway. Have a great day all. Bx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous !! and Congratulations to Sue, you lucky girlie, enjoy.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love the colours and the frame made with the Gemini die is beautiful. You give so many inspirational ideas on how to use your dies. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

hazel young said...

Lovely card and sentiment x xhazel

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue - I have just seen that I have won the Wednesday give away card.
Sooooo thrilled.
Love todays card too - so pretty.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

terrie said...

Such a lovely card and I also like the sentiment...
The border is so pretty...tfs
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again. You always excel!
Wishing you a Happy Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Look forward to 2016 for more of your great samples.
From AnnieB, Irchester, Northants,

Anonymous said...

Your Gemini dies are wonderful and you always consider the end user when designing the sets. Lots of options as to how the dies can work. I love being able to cut a solid backing for the intricate cut. Brilliant!!!

Congrats to the winner!!!!

Merry Christmas,
Jan D., Florida, USA

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a truly beautiful example of your creative genius Sue. In colour and design this card says it all and looks it all. The soft lavender grey is so stylish and as a backdrop to the white die cuts it just says elegence to me. I have really enjoyed our sneaky extra videos Sue as they something lovely to look forward to even if hubby can't see why i can't get my cards done as quickly as you can. He misses the fact that a lot of work has went in beforehand so that the videos are of good length and not teaching us to suck eggs if you know what i mean. I introduced my friend Di to your site but she is shy so only comes in and looks on from the sidelines which a lot of us did before we plucked up the courage to comment, but i know that she likes your grungey sort of cards and distressed look ones where as i like clean crisp precision and delicateness but that is what makes us all special as we all like different things which is good as now and again it does encourage you to try something different from your safe zone that you build around yourself. Thank you Sue for yet another WOW as i really do appreciate all the work that you put in and the fun that you put in on our behave.
Sue, congratulations flower on winning this weeks stunner, enjoy it up in pride of place when it arrives.
Sending crafty hugs to all the Wilsonettes that need them, could be doing with them or just wanting one for no other reason than someone cares about them. Have a good day everyone
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Nice one, Sue, a very pretty card and love the way you can cut a backing for the geminis - they are so well designed. Think am preferring the video card, though it's certainly great to see a second one in your photos!! Thanks, as ever, for the video.
Well done to Sue on the card win.
Hugs to all missing friends.

'P' in Wales

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card great video too. Like the Gemini dies.
Congratulations to Sue on winning the card - enjoy,
Daily hugs to Melody, Francis & Tracy ( pleased your treatment wasn't as bad this time).
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

sunshinepen said...

Afternoon Sue

Cakes are out the oven so can now check on the blogs.

Lovely

Crafty hugs Pen x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely card you are showing us today, I especially like the sentiment.

Congratulations Sue on winning the Wednesday giveaway card.

Take care everyone, love Brenda XXX

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, how I love today's card - the heraldic square is such a pretty die and the Geminis are so versatile!
Congratulations Sue on winning such a beautiful card!
Janette X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I thought I was seeing double at first as I remembered the card from a couple of weeks ago but I watched the video and saw that you were demonstrating a different but equally lovely card. I do like white and wisteria, they look so cool and fresh and I love the way you layer the Gemini dies.

Sue MacFall - Congratulations on being the last Wednesday Winner of 2015, enjoy your prize.

Thinking of everyone on the blog whether they are suffering or not. Only 6 sleeps to go - will we last the pace I wonder :-)
Frances

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Another stunning card using your Gemini dies.
Congratulations to Sue MacFall, lucky lady.
love Maureen xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations Sue on winning the final 2015 card!
This is a gorgeous card and I simply MUST HAVE that sentiment!! I absolutely LOVE it!!
To Sue and all the Wilsonettes Have a wonderful weekend and a VERY Merry Christmas!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Another beautiful card Sue & great video with good technequis.All my Christmas cards are now posted thank goodness.
Now I can play with my new dies for January birthdays.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy pleased your treatment wasn't so bad for you this time sending Hug's take care my friend xx

Wheely Bad Big Hug's hope you feeling ok Big cuddle for Billy from Annie & Bambi & hello from Freddy parrot.xxx
Hug's for BETH & Deb C hope your both ok xx

TOB Theresa hope your shoulder is ok now sending Hug's xx
Melody Francis & Molly sending Hug's xx

Big Hug's for all friends & everyone xx





Congratlations Sue on winning a Sue Wilson original enjoy. Xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card Sue and beautiful sentence, must have.Hope
you can have a little break over the holiday's!
Congrats to Wednesday card winner!

Tracy- glad your treatment was not to bad this time,hugs
Linda- hope you feeling a bit better today, wrote on
yesterday's comments to all who are suffering extra this
time of year and wish you all a painfree,(can always wish)
Christmas to all!
Yvonne,Lorraine, Wheelybad,Karen,Beth,ToB,Lynda,Craftynanna
and all my friends and Wilsonette's take care!
Special hugs to Saba, Sandra, Melody and all who need one,
Warm hugs Maria x

Jean said...

Just lvoely!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Yeeeey I have this die. Guess what card I will be making tonight????

Much love,

Shirley T.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card and a great way to use the die. xx

Eunice said...

Very interesting way of using a die!! What a great idea!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Very clever use of this die. I don't have this one but I am sure the concept will work with similar ones.

Lisbeth

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card and very pretty colour. I think this is a great frame and a great way to use the Mini Gemini die though personally I prefer the version on the video to the stills on the blog, though this maybe because I think the Heraldic Square is one of my favourite dies. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Sue MacFall.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and so beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Lindsay Martin said...

Loved this one when you showed it, will definitely have to try and do something similar. Thanks as always for,the fantastic inspiration, xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Truly lovely.
Lorna D

Vie carter said...

Just beautiful, love this border die

Vie
X

liz spooner said...

I love frames shall have to try this though I only have the larger Gemini dies.xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful pretty card & love everything about it.
I love watching your videos as you explain everything in detail & show us how to
use the dies in new ways which is always good to try something new.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

nannapat said...

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

Barbara said...

Beautiful card as always Sue!
I would never think of using a die in this way but it is fantastic and the video shows you how.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again today, these Gemini dies are fabulous and I love the sentiment too.
Congratulations to Sue on winning the last card of the year.
Take care
Love Diane G xxxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue lovely card , have yet to watch the video
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card and lovely sentiment.

Congratulations to card winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lorraine Freeman said...

I must find the time to catch up on the videos at some point, hopefully crafting along with some new dies after Christmas :)
Tracy, I am glad to hear things are not going too bad xxx
Done lots of wrapping today but I still have all the stocking presents to do. My daughter does one for me so I have to do for hubby, daughter and son. I will be sad when daughter moves out and I guess that will be the end of stockings in my life :(
So many adjustments to make, so will savour her company whilst I can.
Ordered my husband's birthday present for February today, how organised is that :).
Well I will wish good things to all xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the Gemini dies they are so versatile. Beautiful colour.
Di B. x

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, I have already watched the video on YouTube.

Maria thank you I do feel a little better today even managed some Xmas present shopping (Yay Go me!! Lol) suffering a bit now but at least I got shopping done.

Tracy so glad treatment is not so bad this time round I hope that continues but Ouch!! Your poor arm I hope that eases soon x

Congratulations Sue enjoy your card x

Hugs
Linda xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thanks for sharing.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful!

Jean said...

Just gorgeous!