Saturday, 16 January 2016

Make 3 from 2

Hi bloggers!  You can use a single die to create new shapes that will look lovely when layered up,  just by cutting a couple and nipping into your dies and reassembling them!

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Always Learning!!!

Congratulations!  Please email at to confirm your email and claim your card.

The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card, love it.
Congratulations to Always Learning.
Norah you do make me laugh, I have just had a new crown fitted so I know what you are going through.
Caring hugs to Melody, Molly and family.. Tracey too and all who are not well or in pain.
Hugs all round.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,I'm sure you've posted this before?
I love it!!! Off to watch video : )
Congrats to Always Learning!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful.Congratulations to always learning

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.
Congratulations to Always Learning.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, and a great video.
Congratulations to always learning.
Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful new dies in action.
Thank you take care and have fun Kitty.

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, wowza just watched the video!!!
You clever girl!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Well funnily enough I bought this die the other day after watching you use it on the antique background card, so now I have two fantastic cards to make courtesy of the lovely Sue Wilson. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift with us. By the way love today's card, have a great day, hugs xxx

tracy w said...

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card
I love to see how you can alter dies to give them a different look, thank you
Pat x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely card today and a fantastic video, I so love this die.

Got to get moving as I want to watch as much of Hochanda as I can today.

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

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love it when you show us different ways to use your dies it makes us look at our dies in a different way. Today's card is so pretty such gorgeous dies and colours.
Looking forward to today's shows on Hochanda I just wish you were on there as well!
Hugs x
Heather T

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, love the vellum to soften the background x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card! A great use of the heraldic die set.
Congratulations to Always Learning (great name :)) Debra x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,

Great card but sure I've seen this before! Will watch your video later. Got the grandkids and we need to craft today!
Congratulations to the winner! Enjoy!
Anne M xxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Thank you for the tip about cutting your dies. I wondered why I always had a struggle, now I know.

Today's card is lovely, so pretty, delicate and feminine. It can be used for many occasions.


Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Will have to get this die. Congratulations to always learning.Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
I love all your ideas and tips that you generously pass on to us fellow crafter's.
Beautiful card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Running late this morning so will have to save the video for later but this card looks amazing.
Congratulations to Always Learning, hugs to all. Sue XXX

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. I don't cut into die cuts much but I might when I've watched your video! Happy weekend.

Chris Curry said...

Love the gentle colours of this card and the great inspiration with the dies. I really want to remember and try the vellum trick but I definitely need the heraldic dies. Beautiful. Thank you Sue. Xx

Julie Elli said...

This is my favourite thing about your dies Sue! Such great potential in every die.
Thank you to the Queen of Snipping!
Big hug
Julie E

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card, interesting video.

carol quinn said...

Really pretty card

Congratulations always learning


PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very pretty & delicate. I love the difference adding a layer of vellum makes to the background.


Barbara Gosden said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love how you've used the heraldic die, and the background looks great too.
B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love how you have used the dies it is very pretty. I will watch the video later. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love it. love Jean Z xxx

carol edwards said...

Useful video on using different dies in another way. Lovely card Sue. Congratulations to Always Learning on winning card x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card, love the lacy look.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Janice K said...

Sue you amaze me, the way you're able to see all the different 'snipping' possibilities within your gorgeous dies is incredible! Stunning card.
Congratulations to Always Learning.x

Val Jones said...

Oh Sue how beautiful. Just love the lacy effect and the de
lcate color.
love Val in Spain x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Loraine Jefferis said...

Morning Sue. I'm so glad you demoed this gorgeous card again. It's definitely one of my all time favourite's.
It's such a beautiful die. I wish I had a tiny bit of your creativity and imagination. Thankyou lovely lady. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card will catch video later.
Well done always learning.
Nancyd xx

Anne said...

Another beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very clever cutting idea and makes a lovely card - nice touch to use the vellum layer to soften the background...


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Will watch your video later, have a morning of standing around the frosty football pitch watching eldest son play, brrrr!
Congratulations to Always Learning. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a cold and frost one, beautiful card and I love the way youve used that die it looks stunning. Im of now to watch your video. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the dies you have used are gorgeous
And I love the colour and the design is wonderful
Have a great weekend

Debs A xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another fantastic card, and great tip for cutting the die cut on the video, I have this die so I'll be trying this one out.
Have a good day.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful feminine card today, Sue you definitely give us more with your dies but it's down to you for showing us how to use them to the best of their ability. Congratulations to Always Learning. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

lovely card ,nice touch to use the vellum layer to soften the background

karenlotty said...

Very chic!

dmj from kettering said...

A lovely card, Sue!!!!

Doreen x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very ornate, but at the same time classy and pretty. Love the colours as well. Whole card just stunning - again!!!

Tressa said...

Some great ideas here for which many thanks. The use of vellum to reduce the intensity of the baby pink card is a good one, I must cut a piece and see which other colours can be suitably muted in the same way.

All in all, a lovely card.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is stunning can't wait till I have time to watch the video later.
Beverley W

iReneM said...

So beautiful.

I really love the heraldic die.

Superb vid tut as always


sandy acland said...

A stunningly delicate card, beautiful!

Sandy (tort)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Got to fit your video inbetween all the Hochanda shows somehow! SueL x

Sylvia Yates said...

Thank you Sue. Another beautiful card today. I have all these dies, so this would be a good way to while away a chilly afternoon, and a lovely card at the end of it. Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx f

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue must get that die it's beautiful thank you love June xxxxxxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card but I've seen this card before, because I made a card like this for my friends birthday.
My friend loved her card.
I love this die set, you can make so many beautiful cards with it.
Congratulations to the winner of the card.

Happy Saturday everyone

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful. Really beautiful. I've recently used one of your new mini Gemini dies as a background using a sheet of vellum to soften it and it really is a lovely idea. I've not watched your video yet but will do so later when I have more concentration.

Sending my usual hugs to you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Kate's Cards said...

Fab! xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely lovely and inspiring! Have to get that heraldic die now! xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card, it is just so pretty.
Evis M.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card. Will watch video later as John is on Hochanda!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very delicate looking, love the idea for the dies.
Off to watch video, take care, Jess x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card ,love the color
Well done to your winner.
Elaine H X

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning, love the layers with the dies and the colour. Will watch the video a bit later when I have some me time. Congratulations to Always Learning on winning the card giveaway. Have a great day. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, I remember you showing it before but can't remember if it was on video or TV, but anyway I tried it. And the results were spectacular. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie x x

Karen W said...

Wow this is gorgeous and what a wonderful way to use the dies. Thanks so much

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love it very feminine looking

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really pretty and feminine card today. I will watch your video later. Am busy watching/recording Hochanda shows this weekend, they look a lot of fun. Best wishes

Lisbeth said...

Thanks for the inspiration Sue and for showing once again how to make the most from your dies. Very pretty card today, nice girly colours.


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another beautiful card and the colours are lovely. A great way to use your dies. Congratulations to Always Learning for winning Wednesdays card. Taping and watching shows on Hochanda. Its going to be a very busy day lol.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

the Heraldic frame is becoming a real favourite since I got it a few weeks ago and this card is so soft and feminine using it, love the vellum.
Maureen I will email Sue and ask for your email address, thank you so much, this really is one of the friendliest spots isn't it !!!
Congratulations Always Learning, lovely card to win.
I am trying to watch Hochanda online but it is not cooperating at all, just keeps timing out, I will keep trying.
Have a great weekend,
Muriel x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A really pretty card. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
Have a great day everyone.

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a clever card and I love the colours you've chosen. I'm still very wary about cutting up my die-cuts, I know it's silly as if I chop the wrong bit off it's only a bit of card I've wasted isn't it. I'm going to take the bull by the horns and have a look to see just what I can create with a pair of scissors :)
Bejay x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Thanks for the video!

gwen70 said...

WOW absolutely stunning

Paula said...

That is a stunning card Sue, but I fear it will be annoying my bank manager because I need to go shopping before I can make it! :) Off to make the usual cuppa so I can relax while watching the video.
Congratulations to today's winner.
Paula x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning creation.

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, such a delicate and pretty card. Thank you. Ivy xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So pretty in white & pink with delicate die cuts. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, I watched your video a few months ago and had forgotten how exactly you've done this "optical illusion". I love this card it is proper romantic with the vellum adding to the look. Gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Very informative video...I learn so much from you...great ideas/tips and beautiful card.

Congrats to the winner!

Jan D., Florida, USA

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, love the delicate look, pretty colours too.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue and I love the snipping idea. Makes the dies look so much different and more versatile.

Thank you.

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Love it love it LOVE IT. Have seen this card before - could be wrong but possibly on you tube. Gorgeous creation and another on my 'Sue cards to definitely without question copy list'!! Of course all of your cards are worthy of being copied but there are an elite few that are absolute dead certs of my imitating them at some point x
ALWAYS LEARNING - congratulations on your win x
LINDA - what a good idea being friends on facebook. Got to be honest I do not use fb very often but find it incredibly useful to message folks. I have friends who let everyone know when they are having a cup of tea or even when they have been to the loo but not me. Can't remember the last time I actually posted anything on there but the nosey side of me likes to keep up with what others are up to x
LORRAINE - isn't it annoying when you get tired just having a shower - tempting to stay smelly x
LAINE - hot and sophisticated??? HMMM - questionable x
WHEELY BAD - the aftermath this time was sooo worth it on this occasion x
Feeling a little smug as I have had quite a productive morning. Have managed to watch about 99% of the Creative Expressions event and although I have seen many bargains have managed to sit on my hands and not order anything. Money is very tight at the moment and if I am completely honest I do not need to buy anything else (ever again) to add to my bulging crafty stash/collection. I also managed to make a curry as have some friends coming over this evening. I was a little concerned that having to be culinary expert extraordinaire was going to interfere with my compulsory viewing on Hochanda but had a brainwave and set up my lap top in the kitchen. This allowed my viewing to be uninterrupted. Ok so 1 curry in any ordinary persons agenda hardly registers on the productivity scale but let me tell you in my book - I feel like I have climbed a mountain. I am at the moment flitting between Hochanda and writing my comment whilst sitting in my pj's.
Curry in slow cooker so only thing that is a necessity b4 my guests arrive is a bath. I am just trying to figure out if it really is a good idea to take the laptop into the bathroom with me whilst having a dip. The crafting genius in me is convinced that this is a perfectly normal act. The sensible (parent) side of me is reminding myself that I would go bananas if the boys decided the laptop needed to accompany them into the bathroom. I will ponder over this predicament for a little longer x
Apologies (again) but I am going to have to split my comment as I know I am going to hit my limit x

Yvonne G said...

Ok so or all those who enjoyed Chapter 1 here is number 2, lol x
As I mentioned, I had started to feel a little brighter by Thursday evening but did not get that much sleep as George had his driving lesson at 8.10 on Friday morning. He was alot more nervous than I thought he would be and I could hear him pacing for most of the night.
His instructor picked him up at 7am for a lesson before his test. Although I was really tired but not so fatigued I felt it my motherly duty to make the effort to make my way downstairs in order to greet my youngest to Congratulate him (fingers crossed) or to console. I can do both.
Imagine my surprise when I heard his key in the front door at 8.30. I immediately thought of the worst case scenario and presumed that he must have done something terribly wrong to be home so early. I am pleased to say that he had not crashed the car with the examiner in it but 2 examiners had not turned up and his test was cancelled. He was not a happy bunny. In fact he was really upset which in turn got me quite stressed so not being completely over my body on strike session it pushed me right back over the edge into the valley of weariness and exhaustion.
So unfair but there is nothing George can do apart from claim back the money for the lesson prior to his test. He now has to wait for a new test date but there is a very long wait time here in Croydon. Fingers crossed he will be able to get a cancellation. Looking on the bright side, Croydon's drivers will remain safe for a little longer.
He has gone away for the weekend to Somerset with some friends and will more than likely getting very familiar with whichever alcohol happens to be the cheapest.
So there you have it - the events which lead to my unavoidable languishing.
I still feel that on this occasion it was a worthwhile and enjoyable situation which caused my body to go on strike. So I will be taking it easy for the foreseeable and easing my way slowly into normal every day life and things which are so much more mundane than talking the night away with good friends.
As far as the trip to Australia is concerned - it sounds awful so will probably not be going any day soon. I mean who in their right mind would want to go and stay for as long as they want in such inferior accommodation - who needs a pool, jacuzzi, outside gym, not to mention wall to wall sunshine?!!!!!! Sounds like hell x
Ok lovely people - back to viewing Creative Expressions with no distractions.
Lots of love
Crafty hugs

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & everyone
Sue this is a stunning card such a great way of getting more from your dies the video shows how to achieve this
brilliantly thank you for sharing
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratlations to the card winner

Wheelybad hope your feeling better Hug's cuddles for Billy xx
Melody & Francis sending you both Hug's & Big Hug for Molly xx
TRACY big Hug's xx

Hug's BETH hope your ok missing you xx
Hug's Deb C missing you too hope your ok xx

Hug's for all friends & everyone xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card.
Congratulations to the card Winner, enjoy !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Wow oh wow, that's a video to watch and a beautiful card to show for it. So lovely, thank you. I must try the velum layer as it looks beautiful. Funny though my husband chose his die because he liked it and it's one I have used a lot - he has good taste!
Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to Always Learning xxxxx

hettygarlick said...

I love this. I had both the rose striplet and the heraldic square for Christmas, so I think I'll have a go at making this card. It's so pretty.

Sassy said...

I always look forward to watching your video tutorials and this one is no exception. The card is beautiful and could be used for many occasions. I'm learning a lot from you about looking at my die cuts with a different eye. Cutting a die cut to recreate a new look is very creative. I also love that you used velumn to create a more muted look. Thank you, Sue for your inspiration.
Sandra Smith

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! No other word can describe how I feel about this card! TFS!

Karen Drew said...

So very pretty and elegant
Karen xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue.
Gr Karin

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, I do like the heraldic square and love this different use for it.
Congratulations Always Learning on your Wednesday win.
Laine I hope you enjoyed your crafting and your bath. Your nails sound super.
Wheely, thanks love I am definitely improving. I hope your health begins an upward spiral which is long overdue.
Yvonne, please feel free to contact me on Facebook. I was glad I got cleaned up despite the tiredness as it made me feel more human. I totally understand what a toll stress can take on your body as it is one of the worst things for me.
I have been watching lots of Hochanda and last night I was checking the prices elsewhere and they are doing good. I have ordered some packs of the foundation card in my favourite colours from elsewhere but still have more money to spend. Both children are socialising tonight so I guess I could do some crafting if I have any energy left.
Wishing good things to all xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and a pretty colour. The vellum certainly diffuses the colour and gives an overall soft feel to the card.

Always Learning - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy.

I have been watching Hochanda with the sound off as I am following the cricket (on the internet) in South Africa, it has been an amazing day there and I know I can catch the shows again later. It began snowing here a couple of hours ago but luckily I'm not planning to go anywhere so no reason not to settle down later and watch TV when the cricket finishes shortly.

Hope everyone is enjoying the week-end.

Jean said...

BEautiful colors!

ecco of Sheffield said...

Afternoon sue from a very cold Burgundy
What a beautiful gift you have given us today.
I love the way the dies overlap and your colour palette is just gorbeous.
Very (I was going to say girly but it's more than that) Ladylike and a classic gift.

Hope everyone is keeping wrapped up and warm and perhaps watching Hochanda's Creative Expressions Week-end Take-over.
Janet x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A delightful card. Love the use of the vellum to difuse the colour.
Margaret xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Afternoon sue.

What a stunner!!! Will watch the video shortly.
It's absolutely freezing here in Ayrshire and the snow is coming down. Lovely to watch but not so good when ur out in it!!! Lol

Love to all xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue fabulous card, I really love the Heraldic Square, and seeing how you have used it just adds another dimension to it. Thank you for sharing.
Great Video just makes everything so clear.

Jane Franklin said...

I do like the heraldic die, just need to put it to good use! Will catch up with the video later in between catching shows on Hochanda. Its been great so far.
Congrats to the card winner. Best wishes all Jxxx.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Trouble with Google password... New Computer!
Love the card and enjoying Hochanda...wish you were here though!
Take care
love Marg

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Eunice said...

I really love the Heraldic square, you can do so many different things with it. Thanks for the velum idea.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with the heraldic die and as always great video. Congratulations to Always Learning
Haven't seen any of the Hochanda shows as have been at a flower arranging workshop all day, will try to watch some tomorrow

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Janet Wilson said...

Great idea, makes a beautiful card

CraftyJo said...

Looks lovely :)

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening to the lovely Sue and the Wilsonettes,
It is because of this card that i have wanted the Heraldic square for so long Sue as it is beautiful and i have made 3 cards since receiving it last week as i was just dying to try it out. This card is stunning and i might just have to do a similar one for my collection as i do like it very much. The colours are just so lovely and delicate and with the vellum on the top it just softens it's appearance that bit more. When O.H. is out visiting his father tomorrow i might just have to have a play again with it while he is out as we are trying to sort out his/Kirstens room from all the sheets, curtains, bedding, tableclothes and other things that i brought up from Mum's. He wants his wardrobe through out of Rory's room and into his so that is another upheaval to be done and then he is bringing some of the bags and boxes along from the garage to be sorted out which i am definitely not looking forward to as there is just so much but i know it has to be done.
Well we have had lovely snow landing here in Clackmannanshire today which looks lovely as long as you are now driving in it. It's amazing the amount of people that don't change their dangerous driving habits even when the weather gets bad so i think i will stay indoors where i am nice and warm and my feet don't decided to go in opposite directions which happens normally without the added advantage of snow and ice, lol. O.H has informed me concerning my new look of being Nanny McPhee that i need to get it changed as it is not a very endearing look and with the new lisp as i try to keep hold of this little plate into the bargain he is having a hard job looking at me straight. I have found that i can whistle though which is an added bonus as i have never been able to do that before so hey i save on the expense of a whistle, although it might not be the most perfect one that i have heard but hey it's still a bonus.
To Always Learning a big congratulations flower i hope that you get a lot of enjoyment and encouragement from your Wednesday Card.
Sending hugs to all my Wilsonette friends that need, could do with or just want one
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Dawn Holben said...

This is a gorgeous and very pretty card, I love the way you have layered the dies making one pretty
die into a doubly pretty die.
I just love it and the way you teach us to get the most out of each and every die is fantastic.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card. Like the effect of the vellum.xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This is such a pretty Card and colour. I love the Heraldic Square die and using Velum to mute the background. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Always Learning.

Best wishes

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I enjoyed the video very much and the cards gorgeous.

liz spooner said...

This is beautiful Sue Love the heraldic square.xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, lovely colour.

Congratulations always learning x

Yvonne I use Facebook to keep up with family and friends, it's a lovely way to share photos and tips and stuff. I thought it would be nice to have friends who share the same interest and suffer the same woes. Thank you for the friend request, your boys are gorgeous, very handsome. I too am a Mum of two boys well they are men now. My youngest (24) is still at home, well sort of he's working down in Farnborough as of last week, the weekends will be spent at his girlfriend no doubt but I have the pleasure of his washing.

Best wishes to Melody and family x

Linda xx

Theresa Pace said...

that is a very clever use of dies. as you know pink wouldn't be my go to colour but the vellum is very clever and i guess it can be done in any hue, hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes!

I'm experiencing a bit of de ja vu, I'm sure I've seen this card before but not sure when or where...maybe I just watched the video and my demented brain is having trouble recalling the details:-) Nevermind, I really enjoyed watching it again since you can always pick up something useful from your demos. This is a card that I would definitely consider replicating...if only I had the dies that is! I love the background technique of using the vellum to create a subtler effect, I was going to do a similar look on one of my Christmas cards but never actually got round to it so this would be an ideal opportunity to give it a go...just need to win the lottery tonight to fund my prospective purchase:-)
Well it's been another lovely day here in Stirling, not the blue skies of yesterday just a steady stream of snow instead- lovely from the comfort and warmth of your sofa, watching is so relaxing and peaceful...don't you just hate it when inconsiderate people and their cars come along and waste the perfect white blanket though!
Brodie awoke from his morning slumber to a winter wonderland and his little eyes were agog with wonderment- he was desperate to get outside and experience the suspicious white particles falling from the sky so my Mum put on her wellies and puffa coat so that he could satisfy his curiosity. I half expected him to put one paw in it and scurry back home but he surprisingly loved it! He frolicked like a lamb only coming home when he got too cold, he ran around the house like an excited toddler before asking to go back out again to which we relented...I wish they did little body warmers for cats and tiny booties to match then he wouldn't feel the cold so much:-)
I stayed in my of course! ready to enjoy the CE extravaganza but I was a teeny bit disappointed with the die choice- John did his best to convince us that snowflakes would be appropriate for a birthday in June but I was unconvinced. It would have been nice to get some of the more recent regular dies not just festive but in saying that the other products were reasonably priced if you are a club member. I miss Sues demonstrations though and can't wait for her next visit in Feb. I can't wait to have a splurge when the time comes:-)
Yvonne, I share your pain at being perpetually skint just now, at least we can enjoy the demos and dream of our future purchases. I'm a bit behind the times will facebook and have never public ally posted anything...I guess my daily life and pictures of my meals aren't inspiring enough for general consumption:-) you can't deny that it's a great way to keep in touch with friends though. Poor George, he must be so disappointed, but as you so wisely said, the streets are a safer place for a little while longer:-) I can't drive, due to my epilepsy, and I would love that freedom- the fastest I go is 8 mph on a mobility scooter, you can cause a lot of damage even at that speed...just ask the pensioner and her Wheely bin that I knocked over by accident!
Lorraine, going smelly is not an option:-) I know how it feels to have chronic fatigue but I always pushed myself to have a daily bath and wash my hair, it made me feel like I was in control not my body and even if I had to go back to bed afterwards I felt a sense of achievement. Seriously though, you push your body as far a you are comfortable, there are worse things than going without a shower....not sure your loved ones would agree though:-) hope you feel better todayxx
Huge hugs to anyone suffering or in pain especially Wheely bad, Linda, melody, Tracy and Saba. Hugs to Theresa, Maria, Rebecca, deb c and the sadly missed Beth, hope you are all wellxxxx


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner, so feminine, you are awesome in your use of dies, we certainly learn a lot from your videos.
Di B. x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & I love the rose striplet & the Heraldic Die, they are both so pretty & decorative plus being very versatile as you have shown with this stunning card today.
Gorgeous & love the way you have subtly defused the background with the vellum which looks so pretty.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Ingenious, you're so clever, beautiful effect.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, just love it!
I have this die and it one die that you will keep going back to.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, Sue, will watch video and read comments tomorrow.
Been out since 7 a.m. round trip of 450 miles to see my 103 year old aunt (last minute decision as it was promised to be a lovely day for once, and who wants to travel that far in the rain?)
Still have to do the furry ones feeding round, then bed beckons as foolishly set the alarm for 4.30 instead of 5.30 so pretty much pooped! So have also missed all of the shows will try tomorrow.

'P' in Wales

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card , one of my favourites! Thank you.
Will need to watch the video later.
Love to everyone, xxx

nannapat said...

A stunning card Sue and I actually have the dies which is a bonus. I'll watch the video later. Pat x

craftynanna jo widnes said...

Gorgeous card, i really love the heraldic square and must buy it soon, the video is superb. Congratulations to always learning, hugs to all Johanna

Nicola Belshaw said...

Absolutely love this card. I knew as soon as I saw the die that is would make amazing cards and you've done it yet again. Such a pretty card xx

ursula said...

I bought this Heraldic Square just the other day, so great ideas to play with.....I love the card.....luv Ursula xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, love this die, just can't stop using it
Marlene O xx

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a lovely card! Beautiful die cuts!!
Moxie Craftie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the shape and colour

Sandy H said...

Pretty card. Lovely delicate colour.
Congratulations to Always Learning.
Take care everyone.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fabulous card today, just love this die....I have made some cards with it, but not one like this....guess which will be my next card!
Got a lot of snow here so I will be in my craft room today.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning card. I really, really like the Heraldic Square die. Thanks for the video and for sharing your ideas and techniques.