Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Configurations Card

Hi bloggers!  Today's video uses two different Configurations dies and in different ways to create a stunning background.   I hope you have a few minutes to enjoy the video!

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

Lovely card, gorgeous.
Daily hugs to Melody and Tracey and their families.
Another very rainy day, stay safe everyone.
Hugs to all.

tracy w said...

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much another card to keep in mind.
The card is so pretty and thank you for the great video.
No crafting this week. the GC is awaiting the return slip.
I do have a big shot too.It is my turn for the boy's no time to craft.
Take care everyone and have fun Kitty.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty,stunning card. Off to watch video now.
Daily hugs yo Melody,Francis and Tracy and everyone who needs one, love Alison xxxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the little flowers.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, need to get my stash back out as I have a couple of cards to do for end of month
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card really gorgeous of to watch the video now.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, love the colour very delicate .JJxx

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, xxx

auscrafts said...

very pretty cards

carol quinn said...

So pretty, carol

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Another pretty card. Love the new blue dusk card.


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & great video. Yvonne xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, very pretty. Sue XXX

Donna Golby said...

Beautiful card.
This year I am aiming to make at least one card a week. No way I could achieve the heady heights of 600+ but I suppose that is your job and in my job I manage to do more than enough. Any ways when I've made my card hopefully my daughter will help me blog it.

Stay safe and warm


Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, again using your very versatile configurations. This is why you couldn't possibly make all the cards some of us thought you might - lots of prep and it shows!! Nice to see you matching the flowers with your lovely top!
Thanks for the video.
Tracy - don't worry and keep your strength up. Mr 'P' got through his c time (which ran into 2 years) by having enough body to keep him going lol !!
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Sue and everyone, so sorry, PC playing up this morning. 'P'

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card today Sue, I love these dies you can do so much with them.
Another babysitting day today for me so no crafting, it's getting a little easier now my Grandaughter is sitting up she can play with the toys. I do have to sit on the floor with her though lol.
Have a wonderful day.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another stunner. Will watch video later.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love the way you have used the dies. I will be watching the video later. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Jan on the Fosse said...

Sue Another great card. Love your ideas with these dies.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue another gorgeous card I love the dies you have used and your design is gorgeous

Debs A xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card, love the combination of dies, and the tiny flowers are just perfect. Great video showing how to put it all together. Have a great day. Bx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Another stunning card, just watched the video, shopping later, treating myself to some more dies.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really gorgeous. Watched all your shows last night-got lots of ideas for cards using my new dies.


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love the cute little flowers! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for the great video tutorial. A stunning card with lots of lovely dimension and very clever use of the configuration dies, they are gorgeous! X

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card and wonderful tutorial as always! Debra x

Laura O said...

another beauty great start to the new year ,Laura O

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a pretty card and colours love it. love Jean Z xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great layering and colour

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,what a lovely combination of dies. Enjoyed the video thanks .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful background and card , love those itty bitty flowers ,will watch your video later Sue.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card. Off to watch the video now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, the colour is lovely and I really like all the layers

dmj from kettering said...

What a lovely card, off to watch the video now!!!!

Doreen x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card and a nice way of using these dies. Really pretty finish.
Thanks for your help with the mounting foam - really appreciated that you tried to help.
Many thanks again.
Anne M xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow just loved the video and this card is awesome, where do you get your ideas from Sue? Thanks for sharing ,hugs xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.
What a lovely card. Will catch the video later as usual. Looks complicated but I'm sure once I watch the video it won't be as bad as I thought lol.

Ladies thanks for all the well wishes yesterday. I'd print all the names but I tend to forget by the time I'm halfway down the comments. U know who u all are anyways and it's very much appreciated.

Love to all xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Will watch your video later :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the use of the dies. Thanks for the video, as usual very informative.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Loving these Configurations dies cards you've been posting lately, you can do so much more with a smaller die than you first think...like making smaller cards that aren't too expensive to send!...


Bente Sørflaten said...

Very beautiful, love the dimension you have created in the card!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely card, I need to take notes so off to watch the Video!
Tracy you're doing well, the weight is not a problem just get better!
I hope everyone has a good day!
Take care
Love Marg

Marion said...

Hi Sue loved the video ,the card looked really complicated
until you see what you did with the dies.i dont no how you
think them up.
Marion H

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
STUNNING and singing to me, this card. I was like Marion and until I watched the video wasn't quite sure which dies you used. I take my hat off to you, I wouldn't have thought of that combination at all.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another gorgeous card and a very explicit video too. It's amazing how you make so many designs out of one die. Thank you for all your ideas and inspiration. Best wishes

Rosemary Stickland said...

Very pretty card, looking forward to watching the video.
Rosemary xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, another of your beautiful cards I love the layers on this one its really striking. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love the background die, will watch video later

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue This is a fabulous card I love the little flowers.

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue This is a fabulous card I love the little flowers.

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, so elegant.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

sandy acland said...

Very Pretty.

Sandy (tort)

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
For some reason my iPad isn't playing nice this morning I was able to watch the video and pin but it wouldn't let me comment? Beautiful card and the video shows us how easy it is to make it. The configuration dies are definitely a 'must have' they are so useful.
Hugs x
Heather T

Paula said...

I do love the configurations dies, they are so useful. That's a beautiful card Sue, I love it, especially as you made it in my favourite colours. :) Off to make a cuppa so I can sit and watch the video in comfort.
Paula x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Blue and white again! Such a pretty combination. Nice to see how the different layers are made to pop with the addition of a small black mat.

Thanks for sharing


Theresa Pace said...


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Arriving her this morning made me think of the London Tube - " Mind the Gap" .
Another lovely card! Thank you . I will watch the video later in peace and quiet !
Love to everyone - especially those going through difficult times either personally or with a family member.
Tracy - keep up the good work . Love to Melody and family.
Myra xxx

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, love these configuration dies, so versatile, really need some of,these.
The card is gorgeous, off to watch and learn.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The lacy look to the background is beautiful. Thanks for your video.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card. Will try to watch the video later.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

CraftyJo said...

Looks lovely, I'll try to find a few minutes to see how it's done :)

sunshinepen said...

Lovely card, so enjoyed your shows by the way.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Good morning
The card and the video don't match which is a shame as we don't have the details on the configuration card but I am sure we will do at some point. I won't remember if it's duplicated anyway.
Love both cards.
My son is the last one back to work after the festivities so I really must get back into the groove of things. I reminded him about my birthday so he is getting me something from my wish list :) I am impatiently waiting for my orders to arrive from my Christmas spend. I am not the most patient of people at any time but waiting for craft goodies makes it much worse.
Got to do some paperwork and get the last of the Christmas decorations away. Christmas seems a very long time ago.
Thinking of, Linda N, Long Island Jan, June S, Wheely, Laine, Yvonne, Tracy, and our long absent friends Melody and Molly. Love n hugs to you all.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
those wonderful configurations again-just fabulous! Blue and white too. Love this card and the video gives us step by step to make it seem so easy too.
Muriel x

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue.

another srunning card. Will look at the video later.

Love Val in Spain x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Sue

gr karin

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
Hi, everyone...it's a celebration day here in Truro...why? It's NOT raining!!! On Sunday we even had brilliant sunshine, until it got dark in the evening, then the rain came back. The wind has dropped as well, so right now it's a smiling kind of a day.
Sue, I love this card. I like the diamond shape of the focal card and the slim matting is a work of art :).
Hugs to all who need or want one. Keep well and safe everyone.
Bejay x

iReneM said...

A beautiful card, Sue, lovely colour and
an excellent vid tut as always


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful card today, I have been out at the Drs and hospital this morning so I will watch the video when I have entered on everyone's blog.

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

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful video. Clever use of the dies. Gorgeous card, as always. Jan D., Florida, USA

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card. I will watch the video later on today.
Evis M.

Jan from Long Island said...

Oh Sue, you make everything look so easy! Thank you for another gorgeous card and fabulous video.

Crafty hugs to all of the amazing Wilsonettes!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great video showcasing your configuration dies, love the card

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful as always, will check out the video later when I finish work!

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue and the video is very informative. Have one of the configuration dies so will give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, great Colour combination. I get more and more impressed the more I see of the Configurations dies. I also thought with a different central section it would make a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, another beauty in blue and white. Excellent video as usual, you are so good at explaining things. The Configuration dies are becoming must-haves but sadly not for a while as I have to have new guttering as well as soffit and fascia boards. I don't want to get wet but I'd rather have new dies lol.

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, another fab card, another fab video!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful card love the layout, you always seem to get your layers just perfect, just a little colours showing yet it's not distracting to the eye. At first glance this card is blue-and-white, but without that tiny layer of black it wouldn't send out the way it does. Thank you for sharing.
Hope you're having a good day, love Brenda XXX

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Loved the video, and what a gorgeous card to start the week with. Love the colour combinations as always.

Thank you for sharing all your inspirations with us.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again and another lovely blue/ purple shade. These configeration dies are fabulous aren't they and can be used in so many ways. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx
Melody and Frances sending you both a hug xxxxx

terrie said...

I've said it before I have no idea how you do it with placement of all of the dies you used in this card...the card turned out fantastic...you can see each dies on this card.
well done Sue

Txcowgirl said...

Beautiful new card today. I've been trying to catch up on all the posts and lovely cards added in the last few weeks. Everyone one of them is gorgeous, I don't know how you manage to keep your creative juices flowing constantly.

I think the time difference and my being behind lately has put my posts at the end, which is okay, but I do want to let those praying for Greg know the latest. I will just repost this if it's alright. Also wondered what boxing day is?

Hello everyone, I've been scanning the post trying to catch up, the holidays this year were very different for us as a family. Greg's chemo has not worked, so they start something else tomorrow. My daughter, Tanya, his wife, is coping as best as she can with 5 kids, which she homeschools, and Greg's situation. He has always been the rock in their relationship, his calm demeanor keeping her from being frantic in stressful times. Thank God for her faith as I think it is all which is holding her together right now. She is just so heavy hearted, and as a mom it's so hard to see and not know how to alleviate her pain. Lovely folks, like ya'll, are praying all over the world, so we hold on to this hope.
Some good news, our youngest daughter in CA, Ashley, is expecting. Please pray for her also, as she has had 3 miscarriages, and so desperately they want a baby. So many things to think about and pray about.

On another note, I absolutely love the card Sue made called Staggered Square Checker, on what you in England call boxing day. (BTW, why do you call the day after Christmas this?) I have watched her video 4 or 5 times, trying to figure out how she makes the grid. Have any of you done this? It's the very first thing you do, and I know she somehow uses the two small cutting outside squares. Do you have a single piece of cardstock, then cut a grid of squares which you tape or glue to the solid piece? Then you take just the decorative square insert and diecut every other square? I hope I am making sense and someone can explain further.

God bless you all for a wonderful 2016.

CHERYL Brown said...

Afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

Today's card is so pretty sue, I enjoy making cards with the few configurations that I have purchased, everyone remarks on them.

A rather dull, wet & windy afternoon today, my heart goes out to all those suffering further flooding. makes my boil that not enough is being done to help these people, They don't need politicians and Royalty coming to see them, they want practical help! Off my soapbox now.

TX cowgirl: re your question..... Traditionally, the day after Christmas Day was the day all downstairs/ground staff were given their Christmas boxes by the owners of the large houses, mansions, estates etc. where they worked and they were given that day off to have their Christmas meal with their families, as most of them worked on Christmas Day. This is why it is called Boxing Day.

I have said a little prayer or two for Greg, Tanya and the children, also for yourself. I wish him all the best in his next round of treatments, whatever they may be. Faith is all some of us have to sustain & enable us to get through the dark days.
Best of wishes to Ashley too, I wish I could give her a proper ((((hug))))), I'm afraid a virtual one is all I can do but it is one sent with the best of intentions.

Warm, special thoughts for Melody & family, Tracy, Laine and all those in need of comfort today.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

barbara macaskill said...

LOVING the cards lately!! Great pops of colors too! TFS!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Just bought done configurations today in the Stables Card Emporium sale. Will practise with them. Julia and John have visited there. Would love to see you too!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Yes, you have created a most unique and stunning background with these dies. You have inspired me again today. Thank you for the wonderful and clear instructional video.

Jane Franklin said...

I love this card Sue and the video makes it easy to follow. I must use my configuration dies more. Will look back and copy some of your great designs.
Best wishes to all. Luv jxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Again beautiful - nothing else needs to be said...

ursula said...

I just love how you create backgrounds using the configurations dies, they look lovely...using the video makes it that much easier to see how it is done....beautiful card Sue...luv Ursula xx

Jean said...

Another beauty!

Aspiring crafter said...

A beautiful card Sue, I love the background and the dies are stunning..off to watch the video,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, will have wait a bit longer to watch the video though.
Beverley W

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and a lovely video. Have just started watching the recorded shows from hochanda what a great display of samples hope some of them make there way unto your blog.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue lovely card today and a great video. Love the Configuration Dies and what lovely backgrounds they make.

Karen Drew said...

Very pretty card with a lovely colour combo
Karen xx

karenlotty said...

Pretty pretty card I am going to settle down with a cuppa and enjoy the video

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always & your configuration dies are so pretty & as you have shown can be cut & shaped into numerous designs which is amazing.

Love the pretty blue & white together as it looks so clean & fresh.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

susan ward said...

been a while since I have been on your blog. Having a few medical problems but getting there should be all sorted by middle of June. Love your cards and dies I have quite a lot of them, will have to try and get back into stamping though.
Happy New Year to you and all the creative expressions crew xx

liz spooner said...

I do love the configurations dies they are probably my most used of your dies Sue.xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this gorgeous card.
Txcowgirl, nice to see you, and I see that Cheryl has explained Boxing Day to you.
Love to all.
Maureen xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I can see that you are enjoying using the blue tones at the moment Sue, they are so fresh and springlike- I prefer to be reminded of summer skies rather than torrential rain at the moment:-)
Your demo is excellent as always, very informative- who could believe that three simple dies would create such an intricately beautiful card, and you make it look oh so simple to achieve! Very impressive- I know that you have done nearly 660 cards this past year, but how many demos have you filmed in that time...just out of curiosity of course.
Well, apart from putting the decorations away...or what's left of them after Brodie took a liking to the tinsel and led lights....I have had a sinfully lazy day spent largely watching daytime tv- my mum showed her own enthusiasm by promptly falling asleep, such was my scintillating company! I seem to become less productive at this time of year, the darker days confuse my body into thinking it should be hibernating! I feel very guilty that I haven't done any cards for about five weeks now, Sue would have rattled off at least 100 in that time, but I've lost my mojo after doing so many festive ones- I need to give myself a good shake!
Txcowgirl, how lovely to have an update from you, only wish that Gregs news was more encouraging. Your daughter sounds like a wonderful woman juggling home schooling for so many children as well as a sick husband, she must be both brave and determined. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your daughters pregnancy too, what a wonderful ray of light shining positively through the gloom. Hugs to you allxxx I really wish I could have strung you along about Boxing Day but Cheryl beat me to it and explained it so beautifully, drat!
There is so much more that I would like to respond too but my I pad has just rudely interrupted to warn me that I only have 5% battery left! Nevermind I'm sure that you could all do with a break from my ramblings! even if it's only for a day.
Just enough time to give special mention to Yvonne, hope you had a lovely meal, Wheely Bad, hope you and Billy are well, Jan, Maria, Rebecca, where are you honey?, Lorraine, I feel your frustration, Melody, seriously worried about you and Francis, Theresa, Linda and anyone else I have neglected to mention due to time restraints, big bear hugs to you all and have a lovely evening.....I'm going to overdose on some reality tv and dare to watch celebrity big brother, I will live to regret my folly!
Night night allxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Having troubles on here today so do hope my comment reaches the blog in one piece ! A beautiful card again sue unfortunately unable to watch the video either will try again tomorrow x
Thinking of all the wilsonettes and sending massive hugs to all who need one x
Theresa w xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & everyone
Sue Gorgeous card once again & great video.love everything about it
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Txcowgirl my thoughts & prayers are with Greg His wife & children,also your pregnant daughter prayers for her too.

Wheely Bad & Billy hope your both ok (((((Hug's)))))

Hug's for anyone who need them xxxx

Hug's for friends & everyone xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Great card and I enjoyed the video.
B xx

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, thank you,

Pearl x

Pat James said...

hi sue,
love this card and the colour.

hugs pat xx

DeCor said...

Love the reversal of colours on the layered dies. A very striking design Thank you again

Scottydog said...

Lovely card. Those configuration dies are so versatile must make more use of mine! Thanks Sue

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Love the die cuts and blue hue! Must catch up on your videos.

Rachel x

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another wonderful video. I love this card :)

Dawn Holben said...

Wow there is a lot of detail going on with this one but it is still beautiful.
I have not got the configurations dies yet but must put them on my wish list.
will watch the video tomorrow as I am having a quiet day ans look forward to watching as usual.
Caught up with your hochanda shows today and thoroughly enjoyed watching them, so much inspiration
and ideas from the demo's.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card, love the pale blue (though being me, I'd probably substitute a dark blue for the black bits). Enjoyed the video.
Txcowgirl my heart goes out to your son-in-law and his family. Hope the new treatment works. Prayers for your younger daughter too.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. Love these configuration dies you can do so much with them. Lovely fresh colours with this one. Thanks for another great video.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Eunice said...

This card is wonderful!! I love the configurations dies they are so versatile. The colors are so striking as well, job very well done.

Berina RGA said...

This is a beautiful card!! Love the die cuts!! Nice colors!
Moxie Craftie

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous, I really love this card and any single element could be used on it's own to create a card, lovely
Di B. x

nzillingworth said...


hazel said...

Hi Sue
Wow this card is absolutely stunning Sue will watch the video later on today
Take care
Hazel G XX

annieb49 said...

Love the corners on this beautiful card, very classy x
Crafty Hugs

America said...

Wow another Gorgeous make! And just look at that fabulous alignment of the configurations to off-set your framing. Awesome work. Your ideas are brilliant and so inspiring. Thanks Sue! :)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another lovely card Sue!

I love how you've used the dies and the colour theme is really nice.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X