Saturday, 2 January 2016

Gemini Easel

Hi crafters!  Today's video is an easel card, which is a bit different for me!  It uses a variety of dies to create a wonderfully detailed card.  I hope you have a few minutes to watch the video.

I also want to give you a quick reminder that I have shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 7pm with the One Day Special!  I hope you can tune in!

 The finished dimensions are 5" x  5 1/2"  (closed) in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Love this card, so beautiful. It's very textural in a very pretty way. I missed my guess yesterday, I will go for 1811 cards.
Hope everyone has enjoyed their Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Special hugs to Melody and family, Tracey and all who are not well, and everyone else who wants one too.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,so pretty. Always love butterflies.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a gorgeous card will watch the video after work and might even get to watch you, woohoo. Have a great day, kugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely! Will be watching your video later and your shows with fab demos as always.

Karen Derbyshire said...

A very pretty card Sue, just can't go wrong with butterflies.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, will watch the video later. Will be taking the decorations down today, in between watching your shows. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I saw this video on You tube a while ago and absolutely loved this card. I made it up and was so very pleased with the result, a beautiful design Sue.
I caught your show from last night (at 7 am here) and really enjoyed the demos, don't know if I should try to watch more, my list is growing again-lol !!!
Looking forward to getting back to the craft room soon, grandchildren are still here but I am really enjoying them, a wonderful time
Muriel x

Karen Derbyshire said...

A very pretty card Sue, just can't go wrong with butterflies,.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card is do pretty love the Gemini dies, have shows set to record
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Live Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card is do pretty love the Gemini dies, have shows set to record
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Live Tina xxxx

Annie Pennington said...

Fabulous card Sue. The detail is stunning. I'm going to visit the local craft shop today so will record the shows so I don't miss anything.

Annie P

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, a very pretty card, great video, and agreat show last night.
all set for today. I hope this message gets throughI have problems with broadband,
they are trying to tell me I am not connected.
Take care and have fun. Kitty.

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love easel cards!it is lovely to see something different.
The colours are beautiful.
sharon :)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. Looking forward to seeing your shows. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this very pretty card.I think I was ready for a butterfly after all the Christmas snowflakes etc.
Thank you Jan

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful. I am just catching up with last night's show on TV, lovely sets of dies

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card ,will watch the video later as I'm 'watching your show from last night on the TV

Anonymous said...

Really lovely little card today, Sue, so pretty and one that my late Mum would have adored, being a blue lady!
Great show last night, must say that I thought uh oh when saw who the presenter was - but you definitely brought out the best in him. If they could only get the camera close-up shots up to speed it would be so much better - just seems everyone is looking into the monitor just waiting. Anyway, lots of fab samples, particularly the (again) little card shown at the start of the show - beautiful! Is this a new departure? Think 2016 will be v interesting.
Late this morning, rabbited on and a busy day ahead, so will watch video this evening and an advance thank you. Hope to catch some of the shows.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Love the idea of using the Gemini die cut for the stopper, a really lovely card design. Debra x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is so fresh and beautiful
I have set all your shows to record, and looking forward to watching them all
Pat x

Loraine Jefferis said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card love it. I love frilly feminine cards. Will watch you again today can't wait. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card today!!!
Will watch video later I'm off to work : (
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely card today. Your demos yesterday were brilliant - loved the Alexandra die. Recorder set for today's shows as I'm travelling home.

carol edwards said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, so filigree and pretty, I love it.x

J Elliott said...

Good morning Sue, what a beautiful card x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,enjoyed the video such a pretty easel card. Watched your show last night must get Alexandra die!!.Gloria (Sidcup) xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, this is a different style for you and it is fantastic love it looking forward to your shows today watched last night at about 2 o' clock this morning and you were great.
Nancyd xx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue,pretty and delicate. I love flowers and butterflies. Enjoyed your show last night and looking forward to today's shows. Thank you. Xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card very feminine looking, also very tactile. Will watch the shows today I saw you yesterday & my list has grown again. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue. Like the easel card , nice size too. Recorder set for shows today. JJxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the way you have decorated it.


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Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

So love this card, it looks delicate and very feminine. The blue enhances the finished affect... gorgeous


June x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful detailed card, I look forward to watching the video. Good luck with your shows today.
B xx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, such pretty colours. Will watch video later

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, looking forward to watching the shows.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I watched the Video first today and nearly forgot to comment !
Love the Butterflies and an easel card...... so different for you but nonetheless beautiful!
Hope all is well and you got lots of sleep, after New Years short one!
Looking forward to Hochanda today Sue!
I won the Pansy Die, and wanted to see what you did with it,such pretty colours,
made a lovely card! Thank you!
Tracy glad that Roof is sorted!
Take care
Love Marg

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card, I'm loving all these different shaped cards your showing us, it's brilliant. I love making different shaped cards using my dies so this is fabulous. I loved your show last night and I'm waiting with a cup of coffee to watch your first show of today, hope you get complete sell outs.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card, and as you say a bit if a departure. Watched last nights show, loved the demos, did happy dance because Santa gave me the Alexandra die, so I wa able to see what you did with it. You only just made the 2 demos, but yo be fair there were a lot of dies to go through. Will be watching today.

Love Rosemarie x x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely feminine card today, I look forward to
watching the video. Recorder set for your shows.
Rosemary xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card

sunshinepen said...

Morning Beautiful card and got the recorder going to watch your shows.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A wonderful idea to use the Gemini die as a stopper! One I hadn't thought of and a perfect solution to posting an easel card without the expense of a large letter stamp!
Your card is beautiful and very effective. X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous easel card. I am looking forward to your shows and watching the video later. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

carol quinn said...


anne mather said...

Hi Sue
A bit of a departure today but really nice! I'll be watching today although I have the dies that are on offer but it is nice to see your cards. I love watching to see your samples.
Have a good day. The video is good to watch.
Anne M xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.
Beautiful card.
I've just started to watch ur show. Will catch up on last night show and video for card later

Love to all xx

sandy acland said...

Great to see a new style of card, and its stunning.

Sandy (tort)

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the blue. Great show last night will be watching today too xx hazel

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card with all the dies!
It is great fun to make easel cards :))
Thanks for the video!

Jayem said...

I like the way you are showing some different sizes in cards. Great for those of us with smaller die cutting machines.

Thanks Sue

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Tressa said...

Wierd feeling here, the TV is on with you going through the dies and samples and I am watching the easel card video on the iPad at the same time.

This a lovely card, it may be a departure for you but it certainly worked. Can we expect some more such departures through the year? I guess we just have to be patient and wait and see.

Had hoped to see more demoing last night but enjoyed what you did. Looks as if we might get more this morning. The morning paper hasn't arrived so this is my excuse to watch live. Hope your day goes well.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

May be a bit different but equally beautiful and the colours are wonderful.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Your shows are all set to record. SueL x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I think you have found your new challenge for the year having admired the small card you showed on your show last night. Am sitting watching you at the moment love from Jackie xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a really pretty card. Very lacy and feminine. I love the colours too. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty easel card, love all the embellishments...and how nice to see you make a smaller card, perfect for posting without incurring excess charges!...more of those


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What an utterly delightful card. It's singing to me. Lovely!
Hugs, Rose

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, great card today, blue and white always looks so good together.

Just watching you on Hochanda and taking in all of the tips you are using, the cards are great and I hope that I will be able to afford to buy some of the dies this year. My wishlist is very long but unfortunately the funds won't stretch to buying all of the items on the list so some will have to move to the bottom until I can win the lottery!!

But at least I can learn from your ideas and adapt to what I do have and be thankful that I am much better off than a lot of people in this world.

Lots of love and craftihappiness and stay safe everyone.

Pearl x

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue. Looking forward to the shows but going to Colemans first to see what I can find in their sale!

Anne (Northampton)

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today, I love it. I will watch the video later today.
I'm sitting here watching your 9am show while I type this. I love the demos. I am taping all the shows so I can watch the demos.
I see you using the Platimum machine with the grand Calibur plates. I am wondering whether it's worth buying it. I have not long got the new teal grand Calibur.
It would be nice if you can tell us what you think of the new machine.
Thanks for sharing

Crafty Susy said...

Hi Sue
I have quite a few of your dies but was wondering if you would consider making svg files of your dies for people with cutting machines to buy and use.

Lisbeth said...

A very pretty card, Sue, and so unusual to see a whole card! I shall watch the video once I have finished watching you on TV. Looks like it is going to be a Sue Wilson day again today.


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely style of card beautiful color too.
Will watch the Video later.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty delicate card today. Gorgeous colour too. It really shows off the flower dies, and of course the Gemini ones too.
Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card the colours are just right, I love the way it has been done.
Off to watch the video.
Take care, Jess xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, fabulous shows so looking forward to todays. Stunning card I love it. hugs Shirleyxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,
and a very happy New Year to you and all fellow Wilsonettes.

WOW! what a change to see a different shaped card from your norm.
I love the easel effect cards but was never a fan of the 'stoppers', too bulky sometimes in my personal view. BUT, yours is so delicate and goes with the theme of the card. Excellent choice, I love it, can't wait to see more and try one myself, although with different dies.

Love & (((((hugs))))) to all that need one.
I wish you all a happy start to your new year and hope that it is filled with wonder, new friendships and fantastic new memories.

Cheryl xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Enjoyed watching the video.

Anne Crawford said...

I love this card ! It is so pretty with its fancy top edge and gorgeous flowers etc. definitely a card for someone special, I never got to guess how many cards yesterday but I think it would be 1016.
Happy New Year to you Sue.
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Cannot wait to watch the video later the card looks beautiful x trying to do some housework in between your shows which I'm really enjoying x thankyou for your inspiration and showing us your tips and trchniques my only wish is that it was shown on virgin so I could record the shows x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely. So delicate looking xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty and different card and I'm looking forward to looking at the video. Great to have you back on our screens and I'm now going to watch the 9am show which I recorded and will be watching and recording the rest, so a great day in store.
Best wishes

Paula said...

That is a stunning card Sue, I love everything about it, and such a surprise to see an easel card today! A new style for a new year? I missed your show this morning, so will have to watch the next one, if only the brain worked as it once did! I've spent most of this morning and some time last night looking for my old glasses, I've only had my new ones a couple of weeks and can't work out where I would have put the old ones, somewhere safe of course!!! :)
Paula x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Intricate, detailed and so pretty. I love it. Thanks for your video. Will have to play catch up as we are away for new year.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a different card for you but very pretty and delicate and a great showcase for your dies, loved the video too. Enjoyed last nights show, the presenter showed a black and white card using the interlocking circles die with the sentiment thinking of you, please please can you show it on the blog, it was fabulous. Today's shows are recording and will catch up later

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so pretty . love Jean Z xxxx

Scottydog said...

Love this card, don't have the Gemini die but hoping I ca n adapt something else. It is a really feminine, delicate card & the colour is 'me'!
Loving your shows, just wish there was less talk by the presenter! More demo time.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
First I'm Sorry I Didn't Comment Yesterday But I Wasn't Arround
But May I Say I Just Loved All The Truly Tremendous Cards They
Were Extremley Stunning, Outstanding, Rich, Opulent, And Each And Everyone
Was Just So Very Beautiful Thank You For Sharing Once Again I Like Many Others
Have Them In My Pinterest Folder!!!!
If There Was One I Loved The Most It Was The New Small Sqaure Tiled One Which You Showed
Quite Recently In A Video I Love The Colour Palette, White And Like A Peachy Colour!!!
Today's Card Is Stunning I've Watched The Video Previously On YouTube I Love Catching
Up With All The New Videos On There, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, And Your Hard Work.
I'm Thrilled To Hear Sam Is Going To Open Up Her On-Line Shop In The Near Future
Take Care My Friend You Were Outstanding On Hochanda And I'm Looking Forward To The Shows Today
Plus I'm Taping For Future Reference.
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 ✂️✂️✂️

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are well. What a beautiful and clever card. I'll definitely be giving this a try. Looking forward to watching your Hochanda shows later on for more inspiration - got them recording!

Take care

Love Diane (Cards2Di4)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. The blue and white colours are just right.
Evis M.

Meg said...

Hi Sue, this is just beautiful. Good luck with the shows.

Love and hugs

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful!! What a great way to use the Gemini dies!!

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous :)

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card and fabulous video. I am not usually a great fan of easel cards but I am now converted and going to have a try at something similar - thank you for showing us another way to use the Gemini Dies

June Horrocks said...

Such a stunning card sue I love it thank you I loved this mornings show it was great see you at 12oclock sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the blue and white!

in Sheffield

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card love the Gemini dies. It is nice to see you make a smaller card could we have some more please. xx

Myra said...

Oooh Sue,
I do like this one! I'm rushing as you are on Hochanda in exactly two minutes! I saw last nights show eventually! iPad kept freezing but between the live show and repeat I saw it! You were a bit rushed but the demos were lovely!
All the best for today's shows.
Today's card I shall be trying as it's gorgeous!
Thanks again, Myra xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card! I made my sister an easel card for Christmas and boy, oh boy, did I get confused at where to make the fold in the card lol. I'm off to watch the video now so that you can show me just how easy it is :)
Bejay x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Missed this mornings show, but your reminder prompted me to set the recorder for ther other shows.
Love the card, and like Elsie , I would like to see some more smaller cards.
Margaret xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Another beautiful creation Sue...really enjoy youe show this morning on Hochanda


Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card and so unusual for you! Really love it.

Am loving the Hochanda show's today and such great prices and wonderful demo's. Like your new assistant!!!

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Anonymous said...

I've made dozens of easel cards over the years, but never one as pretty as yours. You found a way to put a new twist on it with the Gemini beautiful. Again, your die design for the sentiment die works for both orientations....always thinking about the end it! Your foliage dies also are wonderful for the same reason...the smaller parts you can snip off have nice shape and your foliage sets take into consideration right and left orientation. No wonder you have such a fan base.

The size of today's card is a departure from your usual card size. Interesting. I lean toward 5x7 cards and square cards ranging from 5x5 to 6x6. Card available here in the U.S. is more conducive to these sizes, not to mention postage costs are rising.

Great video today...I need some thank you cards, so I'm going to use your ideas...I'm totally motivated and inspired.

Jan D., Florida, USA

sued99 said...

What a pretty card. Looking forward to finding out how to make it from the video.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & must say is definitely a change for you with an easel card which is absolutely stunning.
I am a real fan of easel cards & do tend to make a lot of them as I like the dimension & different shape but have never thought of creating the stopper with a pretty edger die as you have done with the matching die to create the card top too.
Your so creative with your card styles & always think of something different which is amazing, thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful creativity with us lucky crafters..
Gorgeous card as always & look forward to being amazed with more of your beautiful designs in 2016...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty and ingenious easel card. I love the way you created the stopper, very clever and so much nicer than a wad of mounting foam! The blue and white is so fresh and clean, just right for the new year ahead. I have enjoyed all of the demonstrations on your shows so far and am eagerly looking forward to the next ones, hope you manage to get a rest in between shows.

Tracy - glad you got the roof fixed and I hope that the sickness has passed by now.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very detailed but not over fussy and very coordinated. Loving the shows. x

dmj from kettering said...

Love the card, as it is a smaller size, very touchy feely!!

Doreen x

Lesley Thomas said...

Beautiful card as always. Have been missing here for a while, but one broken lappy sent away for mending, another new one came without Windows 10 and it took 14 hours to install. Christmas and New Year, an unexpected 4 days away, and everything conspired against me. Hope to see you at 4pm, though annoyingly, can't buy a thing from Hochanda.

Jean said...

So prettY!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A stunning card. I programmed my recorder for your last night's show and all the shows today, have just sat down to go through the list and watch, booooohooooooo, the recorder has only recorded last night's show and the two this morning haven't recorded !!! I am on Virgin and also have the opportunity of Freeview, but I really wish Hochanda was on Virgin, as Freeview recordings invariably fail booooohoooooo. I'm watching your last night's show now at least I have one to watch hahaha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aspiring crafter said...

What a fabulous card Sue, love it all . Looking forward to the shows this afternoon.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and
New Year,

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a pretty card. I love the dies and the hint of colour, a great idea to use the Gemini die cut as a stopper. Thanks for sharing.

Only managed to catch one show so far, thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.

Best wishes

terrie said...

well your easel card turned out fantastic...with all the texture and embellishment is awesome.....tfs
well done Sue

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card it really is so pretty, definitely one I would like to reproduce.

Right I'm keeping this short and sweet as the 4 o'clock show is about to start. At the moment I need all the inspiration I can get, we certainly get it when we tune into your shows. Thank you so much.

Love and hugs, Brenda XXX

Jacqueline Baylis said...

Absolutely lovely card and can't wait to get home to sunny Spain to try this one out, have had a card makers block for several months but think watching you had re booted me. Thanks xx happy New year

iReneM said...

Oh my word, Sue!!
This is gor-ge-ous.

I haven't made an easel card for ages
and if this beauty didn't give me a kick start
nothing would LOL

Great video tut as always :)


Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Watching one of your shows as I type this comment....very inspiring, thank you.
I love easel cards and this one is beautiful, as iReneM has already said if this doesn't give us a kick start to make more then nothing will.
Looking forward to everything you have to share with us through 2016!
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very unusual for you I agree, but have to say, I love it! Gemini dies are amongst my favourites. I might have to copy this ( in different colours) for a Ruby Wedding card if you don't mind.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful, clean, elegant card. But it's small - are you sure it's one of yours? ha ha
Maureen xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is such a bonny card Sue with the frilly stopper and the easel card design and is one of the few times that i am likely to make "small" cards but it has it all going on at half the size but still something that someone would cherish. I have made a few different Sue cards for Kirstens new granny(Ryan's granny) who has dementia but is always fair away when i send her a new card for her to encase in a frame and drive her family nuts with telling them over and over again about the card that i have made for her. Don't get me wrong it is lovely that she is so pleased with what her new addition might be but i do feel sorry for her family getting told the same story over and over again. But if you seen the joy that is on that old lady's face when she sees a new card just made for her, it really makes you happy that you can bring something as simple as a card and she is so excited about it. That is what your talent does Sue over and over again to people all over the world just because of your talent for making the right kind of dies for us to work with. I hope that you have had a wonderful festive break and that you are enjoying bringing your beautiful dies to us all on Hochanda today. Sending hugs to you and all the Wilsonettes, especially those like Tracey, Wheely Bad, Saba and Val, Sheila and all that could do with that wee bit extra kindness and thought,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil VIllage)

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Love how you have used that die
Karen xx

nzillingworth said...


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I have to say I am not a fan of easel cards but this one is so delicate and dainty looking whereas most are too big and clumpy for my liking. I just prefer the normal style card. Will watch the video later in bed.

ursula said...

Oh so beautiful, just love it..thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Dawn Holben said...

This may be different for you Sue but it has your signature all over it.
This is really pretty and you are so right about all the beautiful detail on it.
I really love this one.

KarinsArtScrap said...

woww gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

barbara macaskill said...

This is lovely in blue!! Divine and peaceful! Happy new Year!

maz said...

Sue, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to contact you, but couldn't find any other way,here goes, I liked your favourite cards of 2015, and wondered if there was a way of downloading them in one go, altogether,( instead of singly) on a disc or something as there are so many, and I like them all? Cheers and thankyou, Marilyn.x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning with so much detail I love it I'm looking forward to watching your Hochanda shows when I get home from my daughters where I've spent New Year

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Happy New year to you. I love today's card so different from your usual cards as in it's an easel card. I'll be looking at the video later.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, this is such a lovely card today and so good to see you on our screens again.xx

Deborah Artliff said...

What a wonderful card sue I love the dies and your design is wonderful.
I have loved watching your shows on Hochanda and learnt so much.
Happy New Year

Debs A xxx

Jane Franklin said...

Just finished watching your shows which were very informative and fun, thank you and I did buy one of the sets. So looking forward to there arrival and I can play, oops create a masterpiece (if I picked up your tips correctly).
Haven't looked at the video yet but I really like the card its different, I like that.
Hope you can have a rest now after all your hard work.
Best wishes to all jxxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, with so many textures to it, might have to try something similar after the decs get put away for another year, I can then sit and have a bit of a play for an hour between mucking out and teaching! I managed to catch half your four o'clock show, it was great to,see you, hope next time you are on that I'm not so busy, but there again I manage to keep my bank account in the black!

Laura O said...

great card Sue love easel cards and of course butterflies and flowers ,all put together make a fantastic card ,Laura O

Patricia Littlejohns said...

Hi Sue, love this card. You have elevated the easel card to a whole new level.

Theresa Pace said...

what an interesting way to make a stepper card! great shows today Sue. hugs xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love stepper cards and this one is stunning. New Years resolution is get some Gemini dies.
Di B. x

Linda Graham said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the colour and really enjoyed your shows today, thank you, Linda x

craftyjen said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful stunning card, your so talented. Watched your shows and your card making. Need more of your inspirational dies to add to my collection. Happy new Year Sue and thank you so much for all your demos, absolutely brilliant.
All the best J xxx.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Wow, what a stunning departure from your normal style of card- I love an easel card, I haven't done one myself in absolute ages but I have definitely been inspired to give it a go again. I love your use of the Gemini die, it is intricate and very feminine when incorporated with the butterflies. I am so excited to see what you have in store for us in 2016, it's hard to imagine that there is any room for improvement with your card designs and dies but you always manage to take my breath away with your creative flair and total pressure there then I guess:-) Your commitment to your art is admirable, working during the holidays, all for our benefit, shows dedication beyond compare, many thanksxxxx
Apologies for my absence over the past couple of days, however, can it wish eAch and every lovely Wilsonette a belated prosperous and very happy new year!
Initially, I spent Hogmany as planned, gently easing myself into the day in preparation for the evenings festivities- I pampered and preened myself and launched myself into the evening with high hopes, excitement and a bottle of champagne in hand. You see, in my student days I liked to have a few drinks before I left the house just to warm me up for the jollity ahead, well, failing to take into account that a) I rarely drink anymore, b) I'm no longer in my twenties and c) it's I advisable to drink on an empty stomach, I began the night by enthusiastically imbibing said bottle of champagne. Everything was going well....until a friend offered a large shot of whiskey.....the rest of the night fell into chaos as all thoughts of going to the party at the local pub diminished. I was sick, very sick, much to my total embarrassment and ended up in bed before 11.30pm...the shame!
So Yvonne, my dear friend, your assessment of my absence was rather astute, I made a drunken, debauched show of myself and suffered for my folly yesterday spending most of the day trying to rediscover the will to live:-)
I did manage to muster the energy to watch our great leaders launch show, nothing short of a natural disaster would stand in my way.
I've been kind to myself today as well, abandoning any notion of housework in favour of watching Sue weave her magic once more- no purchases as yet unfortunately, still impoverished after Christmas, but I enjoyed it tremendously nonetheless
Sending hearty hugs to all my blog buddies, plenty of cuddles available on demand:-)

Crafty hugs


Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today. I do like easel cards. Enjoyed the shows but missed the 9am one unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The card is just gorgeous,
Of to watch today's recorded shows
Marlene O xx


Really like this one, Sue. I need to get back to my cards now the Christmas break is over & I think this is one of the first I'll try. Just lovely. Thank you xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Well I have had a fabulous day in your company. First there was Hochanda, then there was many of the videos which I had not had the chance to watch and then to fill in the gaps I spent the rest of my time with you on you tube. You are such good company and the conversation never runs dry. I have a numb bum as it has not moved for most of the day and a kitchen that resembles that of a shared students accommodation but I don't care. I'm happy and feeling full of inspiration and ready to go. I am hoping to be able to act on this positive attitude which I have acquired during the course of the day.
As ever you were fantastic and I am already looking forward to your next appearance. Just a thought - if you would like a bit of company on your looming trip I am more than happy to drop everything to keep you company. After all we have spent the day together all day today and it wasn't that bad was it. I will even bring large supply of your special fudge to keep you going for the entire trip. You just say the word Sue x
I am hoping that you will be revealing the total amount of cards you managed in 2015. Please put us out of our misery soon. I was hanging on to your every word during your shows today just in case you happened to mention it but you are definitely building up the tension.
So it is Christmas tree down day tomorrow. The boys are back at work/college on Monday so they will crack on tomorrow making things look less 'grotto like'. I must tackle the mess in the kitchen which is down to total neglect on my part due to a pressing engagement to fulfil my roll as most dedicated and favourite Wilsonette!
LAINE - I know you so well. Why is it that we still feel 20ish inside but our delusions are sadly completely annihilated when we attempt to duplicate behaviour which was acceptable and fun in our younger day. The after effects of said behaviour takes so long to recover from that I have come to the conclusion that one should attempt to grow old with grace and finesse. Of course one does not manage to achieve this all the time (and in your case hardly ever), but at least goes some way to making other people thinking we are fine, upstanding and decent human beings even though we are absolutely not.
I do hope the beginning to your new year has not set a president for the rest of 2016. No wonder Brody is so badly behaved. I blame the parents x
That's me done for the day. Sue has worn me out - but it was worth it. Hope everyone is happy and bearing up.
Crafty hugs

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really, really lovely. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A beautifully stunning easel card. I have a birthday card to make, so I think I will try this easel card of yours. I will have to subsitute a couple of your other dies to make it, but I have confindence I can put something together that will give me pleasure. As long as I use some of your dies, I can't go wrong! I was able to watch a few of your Hochanda shows this weekend. It is such a pleasure to watch you create. Now if only I can find your dies and order them here in the USA. I find some of your dies here in the USA, but not all of them. Happy New Year!

Eunice said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. Love the delicate swirls and love the stopper!!

Sandy H said...

An absolutely stunning card. So pretty and delicate. Ages since I've made an easel card.
Take care everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is absolutely stunning, Easel cards are so lovely to make, and the way you have used the dies is beautiful. Take care. Bx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I have watched the video and how easy it seems always when you make cards.
Your card is stunning and cannot wait till I am well enough to try and make it up.
I have the flu and have been in bed from the old year and still in bed today. I am sure it won't be long till I feel better, once I have watched your videos.

Happy New Year to you Sue, and all the other crafters.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

June Smith said...

Hi Sue, just got back on line thank goodness, I am loving this one, different for you but absolutely beautiful.

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

Jan from Long Island said...

Love, love, love this easel card. The Gemini dies are on top of my wish list.

Lesley Griffiths said...

This is lovely, I'll have too give this idea a try.
Happy days,

HeatherT said...

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

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love the card, unusual for you but still so lovely.

Hugs to all Wilsonette's and many good friends,
Maria x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

DeCor said...

I fell in love with this card when I saw it. It is so pretty yet vibrant! I think I am going to try to make a similar one for my sister's 70th birthday this month. Thank you!!!

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a wonderful video. Beautiful card!
It was so nice to see you on Hochanda. I always enjoy your demonstrations and all the tips you give us each and every time. Thank you!

Lea Brawn said...

What a beautiful card Sue. X

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I have all these dies to make the card
take care
Hazel G XX

julie laz said...

Oooosue wow love this, what a card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx