Saturday 26 December 2015

Staggered Square Checker

Hi crafters!  Happy Boxing Day!  I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!  Today's video is a sweet card that I did showcasing one of the ideas I had for the Corner Squares die set.  I really liked the way this one came out, I hope you do too!

The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful Sue, so textural. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got some rest after your busy year.
Hugs to Melody and family, Tracey, glad you got your dies and everyone else too.
Happy Boxing Day.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Happy Boxing Day this is a gorgeous card very different and one of my favourite flowers.
Nancyd xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card and very affective.
Have a lovely day

Jan.moogie said...

Now thats different Sue, will watch the video after work. Have a great day. hugs xx

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Hope You Had A Great Day With The Family Yesterday
What Can I Say Other Than Sue This Is A Truly
Tremendous "WOW CARD" For Boxing Day And A Terrific
Video To Go With It!
I Just Love The Colour Palette And The Beautiful Flower,
I Would Love To See The Card Up Close As It Looks
I've Got The Dies So I'm Going To Try This Out!!!!
Take Great Care My Friend I'm Sure Your Very Busy Getting
Ready For The Hochanda Show's Like Everyone I'm So Looking
Forward To Watching You Once More.
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom, Colin, Heather Sam And Family
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️ said...

Morning Sue.
I hope you had a lovely restful day yesterday.
Thank you for the great video and pretty card.
I shall have a go at this one over the weekend.
Have a good weekend and Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

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

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Look forward to watching video. JJxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxx

Muriel said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue and all
Beautiful card, the background looks fabulous and it is "dressed up" so nicely.
the video really helps with the order to cut the background squares too.
Hope everyone is having a lovely time with family and a well earned rest as well,
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

As ever, Sue, perfect placement of all the elements - such a lovely card and of course the floral embellishment with the pins is just gorgeous. Have a feeling that my wonky positioning rules this one out! Thanks so much for the video.
Your vibrant top coordinates exactly with the flower arrangement, twinned in fact!
cr@fty Heather - hope you had a good day. As to next year, are you insane? - DON'T DO IT! madness lol
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Hope you had a fabulous Christmas. I love today's card and the video is showing us how easy it is to achieve similar. Because I couldn't get CE felt I did buy another make and it ended up in the bin it just wouldn't cut. I have made these diagonal flowers in a light card they looked okay but they are so much nicer in felt.
Have a great Boxing Day everyone
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas day. Fab card but will have to watch video later as family visiting today so id better get a move on!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I hope that everyone enjoyed Christmas in their own way. Beautiful card, can't wait to watch the video to see how it's made. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely card with an easy to follow video. Thank you.

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card for today,love the use of the square to get a quilt type look.
Hope everyone got what they wanted yesterday. Have a good Boxing Day.

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue,I've just watched the video you make everything
look so easy!!! Pity mine doesn't work that way :)
I hope you have a good day!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Oh a so so different card it,s wonderful.
Enjoy the holiday every one.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card to start the day,not sure but I think I saw this on one of the shows

Barbara Gosden said...

Fabulous card Sue
B xx

Wendy L said...


Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! So much so that I've just bought the dies for it!! Debra x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh wow this is fab

Unknown said...

Wow wow wow



Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, the depth this look give just makes you want to look deep into it. The colours & flowers suit it perfectly. Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday. Yvonne xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Stunning Sue, love it, great design
Gr Karin

Crisco said...

sooooo fabulous !

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What a stunning card. Definitely worth the extra 'faff'.


Loraine Jefferis said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue. Just watched the video. Such a different but beautiful card. I bet it looks even more beautiful in real life. Enjoy the rest of your Christmas. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

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TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card Sue, I love this one.Its beautiful xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty. Could be used for any occasion.


dmj from kettering said...

This lovely card could be used for anyone/occasion!!!

Doreen x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, Happy Boxing Day, today's card is a wow it really stands out will catch the video later
Kathy B x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I had a wonderful Christmas day and I hope you did too. I am loving todays card, I can imagine a card like this in my head, so thank you for the inspiration.

Have a great Boxing Day whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .What a lovely looking card so different. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas yesterday .Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the little squares and the flower, thanks for sharing.
Have a great Boxing Day everyone.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I hope your Christmas was happy and peaceful. Today's card is beautiful, I made a similar one for Rowan when he was born. Enjoy the rest of the holidays.

Love Rosemarie x x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow this is beautiful - love everything about it :-) Hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday. Have a great Boxing Day. Hugs to all xxx

nattyboots said...

Gee,,,,,,, artistic or what?

Sue what a beauty of a card the style, the colors ,the pins ,the squares, the flowers gosh you are just one clever Lady .
Boy i just love this card.

Have a lovely boxing day .
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is fabulous - love the quilt effect - and it just goes to show that you don't always need a big background die to make a card!


Patricia Howarth said...

Ohhhhh Sue !! this is absolutely fabulous, the colours are beautifully subtle and the arrangement is gorgeous. I'm off to see 'how to' now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Watched the video and thanks for all of your inspiration, hints and tips. Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and that you have a relaxing boxing day.
Take care everyone and hoping you all had a fantastic day yesterday and have a lovely Boxing Day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Another die i will be looking out for.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day. Gorgeous card with another helpful video. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

stunning card and excellent video will have to give this one a try thanks for sharing love yvonne bennett xx

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue on this beautiful Boxing Day.

I hope everybody enjoyed their Christmas Day.

The clouds may be dark grey as they scud across the sky, the wind is fairly brisk to send them on their way, but it is so glorious to watch them.

Love today's card, rather like a jigsaw which will keep grandchildren fascinated to make one for themselves.

Today is Milly-May day again, she is coming out later with her Mum & Dad and my eldest Daughter Giorgina when we will enjoy Roast Beef dinner and more presents. Rather apt to have more presents as this is the traditional day everybody used to have their present from their bosses.

Healing thoughts to all in pain, loss and discomfort, I hope your day becomes kinder to you.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - an absolute masterpiece of a card. Love the pastel colour and the 3D effect is amazing. Will be watching the video now to see how it's done. Enjoy Boxing Day - best wishes

Rosemary Stickland said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card today, will enjoy watching the video later.
Happy Boxing Day everyone.
Rosemary xx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous, delicate card Sue, so pretty. My sister Sandie and her partner Patrick gave me a fantastic Christmas present, lots of lovely things but the best ever was the Platinum. I'm so excited but have disciplined myself not to play with it until my home is clear of debris from yesterday. Well that is the hope anyway. LOL. My children spoiled me with an ipad. It's fantastic, this has to be my best Christmas ever I think. Hope your's was as good. Apart from setting fire to the Christmas pudding while it was still in it's wrapper we had a joyful, happy day. Thank you once again for all your inspiration. Xx

June Horrocks said...

I'd say this is a Boxing Day wowser sue love it sooo pretty love it thank you June Horrocks xxxxx

sued99 said...

What a beautiful card. I hope you had a lovely Christmas Day.

marg said...

Hello Sue
This looks interesting I must watch the Video and take notes! I have the Background Die so maybe thats a start!
Take care Sue
Love Marg

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful again Sue and fab technique with so much texture.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Bixing Day, hope you have a good day.
Love today's card especially the colours.
Hope everyone had a good day yesterday and that Santa was good to you !
Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning and intricately put together card, beautiful soft colours. Have a great Boxing Day. Bx

hettygarlick said...

So pretty!

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
Beautiful unusual card, thank you for all the inspiration this year.
Happy Boxing Day everyone. x

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Tressa said...

A lovely card using another very interesting technique. Thank you.

Hope all those who celebrate Christmas had a good day yesterday, will enjoy eating the afters today and will be ready to start crafting again tomorrow!!!


Jane Franklin said...

Now this is different but so lovely. Well xmas day passed in a blur of wrapping paper snow but the kids had a great time which is the main thing. Hope you all have a great day best wishes jxxx

Sandy (tort) said...

I love this card, its absolutely brilliant.

Sandy (tort)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card in lovely soft colours, thanks for the great video too. Hope you had a lovely Christmas

Hugs and happy Boxing Day everyone

nzillingworth said...


Unknown said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card. It is so pretty. I love blush cardstock with coconut white.
Will watch later.
Have a great time everyone!
Anne M xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Wow! I love this chequered effect. Beautiful card.

Unknown said...

This a really nice card Sue x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely sweet card. Very pretty with lots of dimension with the highs and lows. Thanks for your video.

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card! I would never have reaslised just how easy it is to get such a great result if I'd not watched the video. It looks like I need to put another set of dies on my wish list so that I can give this a try...I love it!!
Bejay x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner of a card, it's gorgeous. You are so clever to think of all these things. Must try this one, without a doubt.
Perfect for any occasion, just yummy.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Hi sue
Happy Boxing Day!!! My I really like this one. I'm sure I have that die somewhere I'll have to watch the video later

I have to get ready for hubby's family coming for dinner.
Went to my moms yesterday for dinner with my family it pure wiped me out. Lol
Ah well after today I can rest and relax apart from a trip to craft shop tomorrow to spend my Xmas money lol x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a great idea for using the smaller dies, which we all have and I, for one, never use.
Have a wonderful Boxing Day everyone.
love Maureen xxx

Pat said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love the dies
Pat x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card and I love the blush backing and flower. Great tip to use blank squares for the spacing, it saves a lot of measuring and getting it wrong :-) I don't have these dies but am just going to go hunting to see if I can find any - hopefully in a sale.

I hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday despite the weather which hasn't improved today either. Stay safe and warm.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a lovely Card. What a great idea and I think it would work really well with a change of colour as a male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

My put a lot of time into this card and the results are amazing. I love it!!!

Hope your Christmas holiday was fun. Now have a Happy New Year!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Meg Owen said...

Very pretty card Sue.

Had a lovely day yesterday with all my family.

Please spare a thought and a prayer for all the families flooded out of their homes in Kendal (just up the road from me) and Carlisle. And for all the people today who have flooding in their areas of the country. Thinking about those in Todmorden(my home town) and Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire too.

Prayers, love and hugs to everyone.


Clarissa said...

Superb Card.
Clarissa. X

CraftyJo said...

Absolutely gorgeous :)

sandieann21 said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas day, Sue. This card is very 3d and do effective. Happy hols!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card so different. love Jean Z xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue i can see why you like the dimensional effects x xhazel

shabbycraftcabin said...

So feminine and a beautiful card. Ivy xx

Glenharon said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I really like the colourscheme of this card Sue as it does look so soft and feminine looking but could easily change to make for a man. This is one card that i would need to try yet again with other dies as i don't have one of the dies used to create this beautiful arrangement, but hey that's part of the fun about making things your own, taking the inspiration and turning it around to suit your own needs and wants. Thank you Sue for another stunning piece of inspiration that is so pretty.
I hope that everyone had as lovely a day as they could yesterday as some of our friends are in the middle of such heartache and misery caused by the weather or by circumstance, whatever the cause i send my love, prayers and hugs out to you to let you know that you are thought about.
With love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

barbara macaskill said...

Oh MY! This is breathtaking!!! I love the 3D effect!! Another video to watch once the family leaves! TFS!

Margaret R said...

This card looks very detailed, but as you demonstrate, is very easy to do. I really like the colours
Margaret xxx

gwen70 said...

such a stunner, look forward to the video

Wacki Macky said...

Beautiful card today Sue, so unusual. will watch the video later after I've made dinner.

Git to a bit of a crafty lull after finishing Christmas cards since October! Must get the 2016 birthday card list out and make a start on what I'm going to make for them. It's a fact that they will be better than last year but must make them so that I can post them easily and cheaply.

Lots of festive love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Jean said...


craftynanna jo widnes said...

Hi Sue, i hope you had a lovely and peaceful Christmas. today's card is Beautiful just right for starting the next bout of cards for next year, i have promised myself i will get started early for the birthday cards and not be doing any at the last minute, thus rushing them. Love and crafty hugs to anyone who wants or needs them. Johanna

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card,and you've just reminded me that I have these stick pins.
Hope your having a lovely day.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and here's wishing you the very best for the rest of the holiday season. I tried to make a card a bit like this myself but it didn't turn out so well. I think I should have made the raised sections much higher for impact. I must add the tags to my shopping list, I always forget about them when I grab all your new goodies and they really are so versatile.


terrie said...

a different kind of style but it turned out very nice...tfs
well done Sue

Eunice said...

Something so simple but yet so amazing!!! I love the color combination.

Unknown said...

I love this - how effective!
Think I might start making cards for next year NOW...

Unknown said...

love this card

ursula said...

This is just such an outstanding card Sue, one I will definitely try....thank you...luv Ursula xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue hope youh had a lovely day with all yesterday festivities & your having a nice day today
Today's card is very interesting & verye asy to do I love everything about it.that die is now on my must have I must
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

BenteS said...

The card is gorgeous, and a great technique!

Pam B said...

Lovely Card Sue


Janice K said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the beautiful soft colour and lovely embellishments give it a very feminine look. The die is stunning.x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card. So much time spent on it and it is amazing, love the die and your colour combination is beautiful, another great technique.
Di B. x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful card such a clever ides thank you for all the inspiration.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

liz spooner said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue.xx

Laura O said...

great card Sue love the squares ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I hope you, your family & all your blog followers had a wonderful day yesterday,
Thankyou for another great card today, of to watch the video
Marlene O xx

Lesley said...

Hope you and your family had a great day yesterday. Love this card what a lovely idea.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Hope you have had a lovely Boxing Day. Love this beautiful card. I have the square corner dies and they are so versatile. The colour combination is a lovely soft one and all in all the card is just lovely x
Busy day with friends coming round this evening. Jake did all the cooking which was lovely. Had a bit of a disaster on Christmas Eve - my oven broke. I put some bread rolls in the oven and after only 4 minutes there was smoke filling the kitchen and I could have built a wall with the black bricks that I took out of the oven. Not brilliant timing for the thermostat to go on the oven - the day before having to cook an extremely large 5.650kg rib of beef and a mountain of roast potatoes and Yorkshires. Thank heavens for lovely neighbours who are going away early Christmas morning and let you use their oven and spare key. So it was a little tiring to keep going next door but dinner was really delicious.
Jake suggested rib of beef instead of Turkey and knowing how pricey it is I was delighted when he said he would pay for it. We have still got so much of it left it will feed us until 2016!! He paid £53 for this joint and all I kept thinking was just how many Sue Wilson dies I could buy with £53.
When Jake said he would do the cooking today I was over the moon but he had forgotten that he would have to use the oven next door. By the time he had realised it was too late and he had to honour his promise. He does a wicked Ham which he boils in coca cola then glazes with black treacle, mustard powder and brown sugar. I sometimes enjoy my boxing day dinner more than Christmas dinner and today was definitely one of those occasions as I didn't have to lift a finger - always a good thing.
The proceedings almost turned hostile when a row almost began. My MIL kept commenting that thank goodness it was all over for another year which we didn't really take any notice of. However she then went on to say that not to worry she probably wouldn't be here next Christmas. With that my sis in law lost it and told her to stop being so miserable. Anyway after that she didn't make any morbid/miserable comments and all was well.
Quiet pj day planned for tomorrow with no invited guests but that means nothing as we always have people popping in - they keep coming back even though I get them to make their own cuppa as well as one for everyone else.
TRACY - I am jealous of your shopping trip to the craft shop. I am waiting for Sue's appearance on Hochander on 1st January - Father Christmas has insisted that I spend my money on Sue's dies and I would not like to argue with the man x
LAINE - where are you my friend??
Sending love and festive wishes to you all and God willing I'll be back tomorrow.
Crafty hugs

Sandy H said...

Simply beautiful.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and Wilsonettes we've had a fab Christmas and hope you have too.

This is an attractive but very different looking card. Will watch the video another time.
Off to see the latest Star Wars movie with our youngest son, David and eldest grandson, Thomas later.
Then dinner with Kelly's (D-in-law, more like a daughter) family, and cuddles with Osian, Thomas' baby brother, (our youngest grandson)
now, 7 months old. It seems like only yesterday, Diane and I were there to see him born !!!
Happy days :-)

Best Wishes and hugs to you all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

JAO said...


Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card.
Thanks so much for all the inspiration,
Heather Treble

syy said...

Lost for words Sue - you always manage to surprise me. tfs

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Fantastic - a really wonderful idea

Crafty hugs Pen x

Theresa said...

this is beautiful. couldn't see it yesterday as internet was playing up, hugs xx

Yorks butterfly said...

HI sue, what an absolutely fabulous card and Video, I just love everything about it and it is certainly one I will be trying. Thank you so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love everything about it.
So delicate & pretty & would be suitable for so many occasions.
Just going to watch the video for all your inspiration & techniques for creating
this beautiful card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Jean Bullock said...

Oh my gosh, I love this card!

magpie said...

Oh wow Sue! It's so gorgeous x I have these.....I know I have because I won them in the blog run....! xx Great video too....I'm just going to have to pull my finger out and tell myself this is a new year resolution.....again! Thank you Sue xx Love Karen xx