Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello crafters!  The first card giveaway of 2016 is one of the demo cards from my Dec. shows.  I started by cutting a frame using the Double Pierced Squares Set B out of blush card.  This gave me a platform for making a frame from the Delicate Filigree Buckle Bar die.  I cut four of them in white, then added a black strip to the back, leaving the lacy edge open on each of them.  I connected all the buckles to form the square, then taped them and added mounting foam to the back to raise them for dimension.  I added a piece of black card behind the frame and created a dark backdrop for the centre dies.  I cut two of the Zoe dies in white and crisscrossed them and added them to the centre of the frame.  I stamped my sentiment on blush card and cut it out with an oval die from the Zoe.  I added black shadow ovals around it and placed it in the centre of the card.  The card was completed with a white pierced mat, a thin blush and black mat and another white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Please leave me a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue,bad beautiful card keeping my fingers crossed for this one.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card, so lovely.
Daily hugs to Melody and family, Tracey, hope you are doing well.
Hugs to all, take care in this awful weather.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card today, I do like the way you use your dies in different ways
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a beautiful romantic card, Thank you.
Take care and have fun.
It will soon be time for the CHA.
take care Kitty.

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a way to start your Wednesday card giveaways. This is a stunning card, very frilly and lacey. I wasn't sure about these buckle dies went i first seen them but since you have shown us some of your lovely cards with them. Well i just had to have them lol. Hope you remembered to pack everything and have a safe flight Sue.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card love all the different layers. Yvonne xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
absolutely gorgeous card, love the dies, love the colors. Lucky, lucky winner of this one !!!
Very wet, some flooding and very windy here on the mid north coast of NSW, I feel so sorry for the holiday makers, it has been like this for days now. I taught my grandson how to play chess so we gained something from all the indoors time.
Keep safe
Muriel x

tracy w said...

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, would love to win this one.

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Sue,

Such a stunning card, so love the design and great use of dies.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, great to see how you use your dies in different ways.
Sending special thoughts and prayers to Tx Cowgirl and family, as well as Tracy, Melody and anyone else in pain of any kind. Sue XXX

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue a gorgeous csrd for your first giveaway of the year.
The buckle strips are so unusual xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Love how you have used the die in another different way.

rosiejt said...

I should really like this to see the intriguing buckle die up close!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I remember you doing this card and thought how wonderful it was even then, gorgeous, I did some buckle cards at Christmas and they were well received, looking forward to seeing more examples using these buckle dies.

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

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love this card! Such a clever use of the buckle die. I would never have thought to do it this way. Good colours too. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. The Buckle Bar dies create a beautiful frame and I love the blush, black and white colour combo, stunning card.x

kiwiali said...

A very beautiful card Love how you have used the Buckle strips Makes a very elegant card

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I will be buying the buckle die now I have seen it in action, It makes for a beautiful card and a good extra to have.
Really nice!
Anne M xx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, love the colours - it all looks so intricate but having seen you demo the buckle die, it really seems achievable. Getting tempted again!
txcowgirl - sending all good wishes to you and your family and hoping Greg has his miracle.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

By nice card Sue. Like the buckle dies,. JJxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I just love this card, everything about it is just beautiful, I saw you demoing the square with the buckle die, and it is such a brilliant idea. I am sure everyone would love to win this card, so good luck everyone. Have a great day. Bx

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card I got the buckle dies on Sunday

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. I love the way you have used the buckle die to create a frame, it just shows how we should experiment with our dies

Narrowboat girl

Linda Stenzel said...

I check your Blog daily and thought it was time to thank you for the enjoyment it has given me! Another beautiful card . . . Thank you!!

Linda from Oregon

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I do so love your buckle bar dies. Ingenious!

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow this card is stunning, I do remember seeing you make this on Hochanda. I haven't got any of the buckle dies yet but they are high up on my must have list.
My babysitting duties are over for the week, so it's a craft day for me today.
Have a wonderful day

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I'm Thrilled You Chose This Card For Wednesday Gift Card I've
Purchased This Die After I Saw You Use It On Hochanda After You
Shared Your Hints And Tips With Us.
Good Luck To Whom Ever Wins This Outstanding Card, I Really Love
The Colour Palette You've Chosen, What A Tremendous Card For The
First Wednesday Card Giveaway For 2016.
Well My Dear Friend, I Hope You See Lots Of Exciting Items At CHA
Have A Safe Journey And It Will Be Wonderful To See Your Mom Once Again.
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom, And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Willsonettes And Once Again Good Luck To Whom Ever May Win Today's Stunning Gift Card.
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph X
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really pretty.


sandy acland said...

A pretty card!

Sandy (tort)

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, love the frame construction

hazel young said...

Lovely card sue love the frame x xhazel

nzillingworth said...


carol edwards said...

Like how you've made the frame Sue, very pretty x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card Sue! Great idea to use the buckle die like this. Got my fingers crossed for winning this. Debra x

IVY Cheong said...

A very striking card, beautiful. Ivy xx

Chris Curry said...

Love the elegant sophistication of this card Sue. Enjoyed your shows very much. Thank you. Xx

Tressa said...

The more I see the use of this buckle die, the more I appreciate its versatility. This was one of my favourite demos in Hochanda and I am pleased you have posted it on this blog. Your blush and black combination is gorgeous.

Have a great trip to the CHA. Hope it is successful.

Thank for the tip about the pumice stone and the inks, it has 99% worked!!!!


A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. I loved this when I saw the demo the other day. Clever use of the buckle and also hoe you have assembled Zoe.

dmj from kettering said...

A lovely card for the first give-away of the year. I enjoyed watching the demos too.

Doreen x

Patricia said...

Morning Sue, Love today's card.
I had doubts about the Buckles, having seen them in use I think they are brilliant.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Nice to see the new buckle dies demonstrated to their full potential especially as I didn't fully understand their uses when I first saw the dies. What a very clever lady you are. I have always liked the blush colour card and how striking it looks today paired up with the black. Thanks for your inspiration.


Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the blush and black together, my Hannah and Alexandra dies arrived yesterday, itching for a play with them.

Sandra Holmes said...

Lovely card, as always. Would love to win to start the new year in the right vein.

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I couldn't get my head round the buckle dies at first but now after seeing you demo them I can't wait to get one, I love this card!
Anne xo

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love blush, black and white together. Not got this die yet, but it us on my list.

Love Rosemarie x x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card for your winner, the more ideas i see on how to use this buckle die ,the more i want it .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue another card full of ideas. I wasn't sure about the buckle strip initially but it really lends itself to creating frames. Love from Jackie xx

Jane Franklin said...

The buckle frame gives this card a delicate lacy look and the colour combination is great. Saw the demo of this and loved it then so its great to see it on the blog in its full glory. Lovely. Best wishes to all jxxx

Craftyrn28 said...

Morning Sue, love this card and the use of the buckle dies, I didn't think they would have many uses when I first saw them but oh how wrong I was. Have a good day sue and everyone x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Saw this idea on t.v show ,looks even better close up.
Lovely card

Kerryn Ashton said...

Beautiful card, love the way you have used the buckle die the lace looks lovely.
Thanks Kerryn

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I recorded this show and have just watched you create this 'beauty'. I really love these buckle dies, and the way you have used it looks fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, I just didn't get the buckle die thought it had limited use, how wrong I was. I have just ordered one hope it comes today.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Pretty, dainty, feminine lace, gorgeous colour scheme - who wouldn't want to win this!


alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Like some others, I wasn't too sure about the buckle dies but having seen them in action, I think they are a good investment and will be visiting my local craft shop shortly!
I hope everyone is safe in this dreadful weather - I'm thinking that I need to I'll be needing webbed feet if this rain continues! No let up in the rain at all yesterday and still going this morning. Love and hugs to all especially, Melody, Tracy and their families, love Alison xxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today - I love the buckle dies. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

A very different card today Sue. Just back from my holiday in not so sunny Devon. Have to cope with all the extra washing and ironing now. Roll on summer. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning card! When I first bought the buckle die I used it just as a buckle, but you have shown me that it is so much more,
Hugs x
Heather T

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,what a lovely card .I do like the buxkle die.Gloria (Sidcup) xx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue what a beautiful card to give away, there will be one very lucky person somewhere who will win it

susyjune said...

Good Morning sue and all

Very pretty card .I am thinking of buying this die at the weekiend, nbow I know that I am
Many thanks for your talent


Stamps and Paper said...

Such a beautiful card Sue love the die and you are so creative when using them


Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue such a pretty card I really like the buckle die it's high on my list of must haves!

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue such a pretty card I really like the buckle die it's high on my list of must haves!

Suemac said...

Lovely card, would love to win it

Anne said...

The buckle bar die looks like a strip of lace. A beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Crafty Cruiser said...

Stunning card!
Doreen R

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I love what you've done with the Zoe die and buckle bars, and the colours.
B xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love the card and the buckle bar dies are lovely. love Jean Z xxxx

carol quinn said...

Looks like a lace square!

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card. I was curious as to how the buckle dies could be used and this card shows them off really well.
The colour combination works really well too.
Karen in Telford xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue it's stunning you get so much from your dies it's brilliant to watch
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really stunning card. I enjoyed watching you demonstrate this and it's amazing how versatile your dies are. There's going to be a very lucky winner on Saturday. Best wishes

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue

I really love this. I didn't understand the buckle bar either till I saw it in action on a demo. Fabulous invention lol.

Tx cowgirl. Nice to see u back honey. So sorry things aren't working out for Greg just now but hopefully they will try something else. Thoughts and prayers are with u all. Fingers crossed for your other daughter who's expecting too xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I couldn't see the point of your buckle dies when you brought them out, but since seeing your demos I get it now. Lovely card. SueL x

Scottydog said...

Saw you demonstrate this card on HOCHANDA & wa very impessed then that the buckle bar could be made into a cleverSue.a lovely ard.

Wendy L said...

Beautiful, just saw yesterdays show, lovely, xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Robin said...

Card looked great on TV and just as lovely on the blog - would not mind winning this one.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue



Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the black and pink.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Blush and black what a stunning colour combination - who wouldn't want a card like this.

Beverley W

Kate's Cards said...

Wow, so intricate xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This card is just so perfect! The way you have used the buckle die is ingenious.
I have been pondering how to spend my Christmas pennies, and I think this die has just shot to the top of the 'must have' list. LOL
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Lorna D

JennyH said...

Stunning card Sue, thanks for the chance to win : )

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
what a stunner!!!
But the blush card looks to me like a very light brown.
Nevertheless this colour combination makes one of the most delicate look (better than black and white only).
Rolf xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's singing to me - loved the sample when I saw it first time and every time I see it it lifts my spirits.
Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

That card is so pretty Sue! It looks delicate, just my kind of card. :) I'm not sure about the custard card though, but then I go for blue or aqua most of the time!
Paula x

Bente Sørflaten said...

So beautiful! Love the buckle frame!

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card. I must get this die.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card today, Sue.
Hope to catch up on the couple of your shows that I missed today.
Lesley S x

ursula said...

Oh Sue, I have just made a card using the buckle die in this same manner to form a border, it is beautiful, love these new buckle dies....This card is just so beautiful.....luv Ursula xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again today, the buckle dies are growing on me as I thought I wouldn't use them! The blush white and black combination is lovely too.
Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx

Tracey Short said...

Hi Sue

What another beautiful card this is. The design and colour combination work just perfectly.

Have a great day.

Love and best wishes
Tracey, HULL

Anonymous said...

I have never left a comment before but wanted to say that this card - like all the cards you make - is stunning. Using your dies takes my card making to another level and everyone says how beautiful they are. Thank you

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue!!!
I do love the Filigree Buckle die.
Enjoy your day.
sharon :)

Yorks butterfly said...

Fabulous card Sue, really love this buckle die, so versatile.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant and the filigree buckle die is so intricate and detailed.

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue, Weather is so much better here today and feels almost Spring like. The card is just gorgeous.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the combination of blush white and black and how you've used the buckle bar to make a frame

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Anonymous said...

Yes I really like the verasibity of these buckle dies, gorgeous colours
carole eaton

Jean said...

Wow - this is stunning! Love the color and the intricacy!

michael thomas jeffries said...

Hi Sue, Saw your demonstration of this card on Hochanda. How clever to make the buckle die into a frame. Love the contrast of the black and white elements. So inspirational. Regards, Mick.

Leanne Harris said...

A beautiful card Sue, I bought the buckle die as I just loved the Valentine Shaker card that you did with it too!!!
Leanne xx

Vie carter said...

Saw you demo this card and loved it. So beautiful


Anonymous said...

Love the filigree die. So pretty!!! I think I understand the buckle dies now. Jan D., Florida, USA

Jan from Long Island said... this card, Sue. The colors and the dies and the way you used them is just plain genius.

Txcowgirl, I will continue to pray for Greg. Hopefully the next thing they try will work. Hugs and prayers for Tanya and their children. Congratulations on Ashley's pregnancy...I will say a pray for her also.
Cheryl, thanks for explaining Boxing Day so beautifully as I was also curious.
Tracy, you're doing a great job fighting the fight. Hugs!!!
Special hugs to Laine, Yvonne, Wheely Bad, Lorraine, Theresa, Linda, Melody, Molly (anyone else I've forgotten) and all of the fabulous Wilsonettes.

Have a beautiful day everyone.

Lesley Cann said...

I absolutely love this card which I say demoed on your show. I have the buckle so must really give this a go.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card,the buckle die looks brilliant,
Thank you
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love your use of the buckle bar die to make a frame.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Darlene4527 said...

Another beautiful card. I don't know how you come up with all these ideas.

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card and the blush and black colours together, are so lovely.

The buckle die is so versatile and gives such gorgeous effects on cards.

I was wondering if the names you give your new dies each time have a special person or meaning in mind.

Love to win this card, but with so many followers, I will just have to keep my fingers crossed!!

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Yet another beauty Sue! Who ever wins this one is going to be a very lucky person.

Cathie Weary said...

Gorgeous card today Sue. Love the filigree look. Would love to win this beauty. Thanks so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,Another lovely card and love the color combo.
Yvonne N.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I bought the buckle die in the hopes I can use it to fasten my mini albums but havent had time to try just yet, so here's hoping. Have a great day hugs. xx

terrie said...

Well made did a great job placing everything just right...
well done Sue

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. I've got the buckle die so will probably try something similar..

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Happy New Year. Was away at the cabin over new year so today i am catching up with your blog. A very beautiful card Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

barbara macaskill said...

The Delicate filigree Buckle Bar die is awesome!! So intricate and lovely!@! Beautiful card! TFS!

gailgale said...

What a beautiful card!!!
I love the hint of soft peach.
Thank you Sue for all your inspiration!!


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
I love this card and saw your Demo and all different
uses for it, love it!

Warm hugs to anyone who are suffering of pain of any kind,
my thoughts are with you all.

To my friends and Wilsonette's ,take care
Hugs Maria x
ps. is anyone going to NEC in March ?

karenlotty said...

The buckle dies are very effective

Suzzette Yandle said...

Just so lovely with all the layers. Lots of work with wonderful results. Thank you for sharing your creation!

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, thank you,

Pearl x

Val Jones said...

Amazing card Sue. Perhaps 2016 will be a lucky one for me and I'll win one of your stunning cards.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue x the black really makes the blush pop x ashamed to say I also wasn't too sure about the buckle dies but after seeing the shaker card and now this one you have definately won my over x we are so lucky to have you sue thankyou x
Sending prayers to txcowgirl and all your family x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
A really pretty card today, love the layout.
Good luck everyone for this one.
Take care, love Brenda XXX

Heidis Kagesjov said...

Wauw, it is a really beautiful card. It's a great way to use the buckle die.
Take care.

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

Connie Powell said...

Lovely card!

lindagrady said...

WOW, this is one gorgeous card. Love the color combo and the design layout. Would love to win one of your cards, Sue.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
I was going to say good morning and then realised it's 4:45 in the afternoon lol. What a very pretty card for the first 2016 giveaway. I love the blush colour card you've chosen and what a lovely, intricate frame you've made with the buckle die. I'm really looking forward to all your posts this year, Sue. You always manage to inspire me.
Bejay x

Robin Sachs said...

Good morning, Sue. What a beautiful card! I love all the different ways to use your dies.

annieB49 said...

Hi Sue Seen these on Hocanda this week. They are lovely. Lovely card by the way.
Crafty hugs,
Irchester, Northants

Txcowgirl said...

Dear sweet Sue, love the buckle dies and how different they look. I bought these, but haven't had time to play yet. Hoping to this weekend, it's our monthly crop. A bunch of us girls get together at a local church and spend Friday and Saturday scrapbooking and card making. We bring our paper and tools, snacks to munch on, and sometimes we have demos. We don't meet in Dec. with all the holidays, so I am so looking forward to some creative time.

Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes for my family, it does mean more than you know. I feel honored to reciprocate for all on this list fighting a battle, an illness, and even the unsaid needs. We were not created to journey through this life alone, so bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Myra from Florida says hello and happy new year to you all out there. Love the card. I want to win at least one this year. That's my New Years resolution.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card for the first giveaway of 2016. The buckle die is so pretty and versatile, I love the way it creates a frame.

Txcowgirl - my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family and hoping for a good outcome for everyone.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty and girly with classic colour combo. Love the card, not so much the colour as I don't do pink, but think that anyone receiving this would be thrilled.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I love visiting your blog as I'm guaranteed to see some fantastic cards.I think your buckle dies are great not just used for buckles as you've just demonstrated on todays card.

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card and such a novel way of using the dies to give a totally different look.
Karen xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love today's card Sue, the colour scheme makes for a refreshing change even though it's not a colour I would ordinarily choose. It is fab.
Wishing you a safe trip back to the states but please don't stay away too long.
Txcowgirl, sorry to hear Greg's news wasn't the best and I wish him all the best in his new challenge. Huggles for both your daughters.
Well Amazon delivery messed up which now means I have two reels of removable tape and a five pound credit! Worked out good in the end then :) . My tool n one has arrived and the rest of my goodies have now been dispatched. With two of my other children asking what I would like for my birthday I think Friday will be a good day.
I forgot to say I had good news about my biopsies so that's great I must try to remember to tell my Mum.
I have a cold threatening me, I am stiffly and getting more aches and pains than usual plus my voice keeps fading as my chest/ribs hurt. I hope it holds off, fingers crossed.
I still haven't done that paperwork or crafted so hoping to change that tomorrow.
Love n hugs to all in need.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is stunning. Such a versatile die.
Love to all in pain, caring for someone, those having treatment, and those who are lonely.
Stay dry if you can, I hope none on Sue's blog are experiencing flooding.
Maureen xxx

America said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning design in color and fabulous cuts. Love those buckles and how you've used them to frame.

Hope your journey back to the USA is Safe, un-eventful and smooth sailing. :) Dont tell the crafty UK folks but I might just try to keep here in the USA forever. heheh

liz spooner said...

This is such a stunning card so beautiful and lacy.xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, stunning, stunning.
Di B. x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Good golly gosh what a Wowzers of a card and boy am I envious of the eventual foster mum to this little beauty- it has only been a month or two since I was gifted a Sue original, does it seem a tad presumptuous, nay greedy, of me to expect to be in with a chance to win another so soon? Please consider me Sue, I only ask because this is in all seriousness the most stunning example of your genius that I've seen in recent times. Not only does it have one of my favoured colour palettes, blush and black, but it also features my most lusted after die of the moment the buckle bar, so it must be fate that it falls into my lap:-)
How much do I love this much do I love my right arm more's perfection! I loved your demo with the shaker card and was so tempted to give my bank manager an aneurism by purchasing it- I'll have to wait abit longer, but it's versatility is undeniable, I love it as a frame. Good luck everyone, whoever wins has bagged themselves a classic.
Had a mixed bag today, was meant to have a relaxing caci jowls are grazing the ground again....but Rachel hadn't received her delivery of some crucial gel so it's been shifted to Saturday...hmmm, guess I'll just have to put up with a mono brow and looking like Jabba the Hut:-). Decided to give my craftroom a clean, not of the intensive spring variety, more like a lick and a promise- still finding it hard to motivate myself,,,,who said lazy? Sorted out my scrap card by colour and filled it away never to see the light of day no doubt, but the thought was in the right place. Then I steamed the wooden floors before sinking into the sofa with a warm drink and A Place in the Summer Sun, ahh, total escapism- I've put five lines on tonight's rollover lottery so at least for a few hours I can pretend that it's me being ferried around the Algarve looking for a holiday home.....
Anybody got some New Years resolutions that they are struggling with, I was going to cut down on my sugar intake and it was going remarkably well whilst I had a hangover but unfortunately I've fallen off the wagon and had a massive piece of cheesecake and a bar of Lindt chocolate- it's not to loss weight, more to regulate my glucose levels which is proving to be an unconvincing reason for reform. Life without cake isn't a life worth living...and my family have virtually force fed me the chocs such is there strong feelings on the subject, I don't think that I behave like The Hulk when my body is starved of refined white powder but they do:-)
Hope you are all having a splendiferous start to the year, particularly Yvonne, Beth, Wheely bad, Rebecca, Jan, Maria, Theresa, Lorraine, Linda, Saba and so many more of you lovely ladies. Hugs to allxxxxxx


Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love how you've used the die to do the frame.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Ps Sue, hope you have a safe flight, enjoy the CHA and I hope that you are back on our shores sooner rather than laterxxxx
Healing hugs to Tracy, Melody and Francis, txcowgirl and Greg and Lorraine, hope that cold is a false alarm, I've been sneezing all day with a runny nose too but I told my mum I'm allergic to cigarette wasn't met with much sympathy to my affliction:-)

CrAfty hugs,


Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Brilliant card and I ordered this die yesterday!!!!

Much love,

Shirley T.

Julie Elli said...

Hello Sue and all my lovely Wilsonette friends! Sorry not to have been around lately! I've been away!
Will have to catch up with all your news!
Gorgeous card Sue the colours are just right and very classy as usual!
I hope you are all managing to stay dry in this miserable weather!
It's a good job we have Sue to cheer us up!
Big hug
Julie E

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful stunning card & love the pretty Blush, Black & White colours which look very classy & elegant.
I love your buckle dies & the way they lock together is amazing, but what else can we expect from an amazing crafter & designer who brings us lucky crafters beautiful & intricate Dies which are all so versatile...

Beautiful card as always.
Enjoy your trip to the CHA & look forward to your return...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
I just love the new buckle dies, am about to use mine on my first card tonight, hope I do it justice,lol,
Beautiful colour combination on today's card.

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
I just love the new buckle dies, am about to use mine on my first card tonight, hope I do it justice,lol,
Beautiful colour combination on today's card.

Hugs pat xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I'm hoping to get the buckle bar for my birthday.

Lindsay Martin said...

Another stunner Sue, one day I will own one of your beautiful cards, these buckle dies are so versatile and make a very pretty frame, thanks so much for sharing as always X

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm late again!
I love this card! I loved it when I saw you demonstrate it. Love the pink and black - always have!
Txcowgirl - sorry to hear about Greg's treatment not working but praying that the new treatment will. Also praying for strength for your daughter as she copes with quite a load. Lovely news about the new baby though!
Sending love to Melody and family, Tracy , and many others who are going through troubled times just now!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Myra - from this side of the pond!! Xxx

nannapat said...

Hi Sue. Loved your demo when you used the Delicate Filigree Buckle Bar and just had to order it. It cuts beautifully and the detail is so beautiful. Love today's card, it is so pretty. Pat x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow Sue I love today's card those dies making up the frame are lush
So lush I have just ordered them after a search for an hour every one as sold out
So I will let you see my crafty make
Hope every one is well and had a wonderful Christmas and hopefully a fantastic new year
Hugs to those that need on
Theresa G xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Sue, you are an inspiration love your dies, the way you can chop and change them gives us loads of ideas. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Enjoyed the demo of the buckle die the other day, clever use
Marlene O xx

DeCor said...

I too enjoyed seeing you demonstrate this buckle die. Gave way to lots of ways to use this die. Another lovely card. Thank you

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! This is beautiful!! Love the square you have made with the delicate filigree buckle die cut!! Very beautiful!
Moxie Craftie

Lynda's craft's said...

Gorgeous card Sue sorry so late I had three teeth out so been sleeping a lot so sore & painfull.
I love the buckle die I have one but not used it yet.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, so beautiful, a masterpiece, love to win this one. It is so
detailed, I love the buckle die. Another one to add to my forever list of dies that I would love to buy.

Of course, also on my long list, I must find a Sugar Daddy with plenty of money LOL

Only joking Sue.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, I love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Eunice said...

Such an amazing card Sue, love the ideas!!

Catwoman said...

You use the dies in such inventive ways, Sue - I would never have thought of crossing the Zoe dies!! Superb as always.

NancyR said...

Beautiful! I love the use of the buckle dies this way. Anxious to get some of them

Thanks for all you do for your fans, Sue.

Delaware in USA

SHARICA said...

Love it .. I have bought the dies ready to craft :)

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Am waiting for a buckle die to be delivered so will give this a try.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card,I love the buckle frame it's so delicate.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. What a super idea to make a frame with this pretty buckle die. Another one for the wish list.
Take care everyone.

Nannieflash said...

I cannot believe I forgot to visit yesterday but it looks as if I might have, oh what a really beautiful card I love how youve used the buckles they look stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, so pretty and delicate. I love the lace effect and backing it in black, a great colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rosie said...

Hi Sue

I watched you make this design on Hocunda and loved it. It really is gorgeous and i love the effect of the dies used.....L Rosie xxx

Dawn Holben said...

This is really gorgeous and I love the detail on the buckle die and the way it can
be used in different ways like all of your dies.
Also love the colour combination making it look so very elegant

Sherry said...


Paulz said...

Hello Sue, what a great way to use the buckle die. You inspire us all daily and make us think outside the box. Very best wishes Paulz.

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