Saturday, 27 February 2016

Criss-Cross Frame

Hi all!  Today's video card just shows you a different sort of idea that you can achieve using the Ornate Frame Just Because die set. It blends quite nicely with the configurations too.   It is always nice to see die sets in a new sort of light.  I hope the tutorial helps you with that!

The winner of this weeks Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Wheely Bad!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address 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...

Lovely card
Congratulations to Wheelybad, a most deserving winner, enjoy your card
Daily hugs Sue, Melody, Francis, Tracey, Laine and all on the blog. Norah hope you are feeling better.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love the colour you have used
Have a nice weekend

Debs cards xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card off to watch video now. Congratulations wheels bad lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Another lovely card, Sue. Like the way you've turned the central motif through 90 degrees. It gives a lovely effect.
D x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely background and fab focal element. Will watch video later. Happy weekend all.

hollyberry said...

Love the woven effect of this card.
Enjoy your card wheelybad.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue

This is such a pretty card design. Love the delicate shade of blue



CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, thanks for the continued inspiration.
Many congratulations Wheelybad on your win, really pleased for you. Sue XXX

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card, a great video.
Congratulations Wheely bad.
Have a good weekend all, Take care Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, one of my favourites.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The colours are lovely and the focal element is gorgeous. You are a great insparation when it comes to changing the way your dies look. I just wish i had half of your imagination and ideas. Thanks for another of your great videos. Congratulations to Wheely Bad on winning Wednesdays beautiful card. I am sure it will be treasured. Take care Sue and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card and use of dies. Congratulations to Wheelybad on winning a card.x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the way you find so many ways to use your dies, this looks great and the colours are fabulous. Thank you for the video too, always full of ideas, tips and tricks
Congratulations Wheely Bad
Hope you have a good weekend
Muriel x

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card
Congratulations wheely bad

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love everything about it.

Congrats to the card winner.


auscrafts said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the continued inspiration.Congratulations wheelybad

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning
Thank you for all the different ideas and inspiration.Great card .

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card design! Congratulations to Wheely bad. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am looking forward to watching the video I really enjoy your videos. Congratulations to Wheely Bad you have a stunning card coming. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Great card, thanks for the video Sue. Clever use for that pretty frame, must have a play with what I've got.
Hey Wheely - well done you! So pleased you've won the Wednesday card. Have very few ambitions (now) but one was to get a Sue card and I've been lucky - look at it every single day!!

'P' in Wales

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for another truly stunning card.
Your inspiration is second to none and what you achieve with dies is amazing.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Can't wait to watch video later, beautiful card
Congratulations to Wheelybad on winning Wednesday's card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty card Sue.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really nice way of using this frame today. Love it!
Anne M xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and fabulous video thanks for sharing.
Congratulations Wheely bad!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Congratulations to Wheely bad JJxx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card , really unusual, still have the video to watch.
Congratulations Wheely bad !
Anne xo

Sylvia Yates said...

Great use of the frame die Sue. You are such an inspiring crafter. You keep coming up with these fantastic designs, wish I had your creative brain! Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jane Franklin said...

Really super card and ideas as always, thank you Sue for inspiring us. The video was lovely to watch and see how it goes together. I can see me having fun with lining up! Congratulations to Wheely Bad enjoy. Best wishes jxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very pretty card Sue.

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card and will be watching video later Sue.
Hope you have a good weekend, take care ,

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. Will watch the video later today after I've made a couple of cards to give to my daughters for Mother's Day.

Have a lovely weekend.

Annie P

Anne said...

I really don't know how you come up with these ideas, Sue. This is great.

Anne (Northampton)

Bente Sørflaten said...

Pretty and fun card :))
Thanks for the video!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great idea looks lovely. Jean Z xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely colour combination Sue-another winner!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card. Congratulations to Wheely Bad :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card,great idea,
Congratulations Wheelybad,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the centrepiece. Will watch the video shortly.
Congratulations to Wheely - I'm so pleased for you - hope the excitement doesn't bring on a dreaded migraine! Xxxxx
Sending love and hugs to all especially to Melody, Francis, Tracy, Laine, Wheely and Norah xx
Love Alison xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That looks very clever, lovely colours

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today and a great video. That is such a pretty die as the focal element. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations Wheely Bad on your win, you will really enjoy having the card to look at. Xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for another great video tutorial, I love the effect of linking the dies, it looks amazing, I must have a go myself. Stunning card.x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Thanks to you!!! You are an inspiration and very clever!!!
Beautiful card and video you make me look at things differently thanks!!!
Hope you doing ok, you're in my prayers!!!
Congratulations to Wheely Bad!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, will watch the video later to see how it's done.
Take care.

crossstitchmarg said...

Miorning Sue,
Wow what a beautiful card, I would never have thought to use that die set for making a frame. I now need to get the set and try and do something like this.
You are such a talented person.
Thank you so much for the inspiration you give me.
Congratulations to the winner of Wednesday's card.
I'm off to my Saturday craft workshop today, and am hoping to order John Lockwood's new stamps as well as your die sets you have used today.
Happy crafting

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is such a lovely card it's amazing what you create with your lovely dies what would we do without you
Kathy B x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card you are so talented.

Congrats to Wheely bad

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I was sure you must have cut at least one of the Ornate Frames to get them to criss-cross like that...and then I watched the video and saw how easy it was to do and no cutting involved---inspirational as always!...

Congratulations to Wheely Bad...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- looking forward to watching the video later to see how you've achieved this latticed look. Such a clever use of the dies. Sending best wishes

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the way you have used the Square Die I must try thhis one!
Wheely Bad so pleased for you!
Take care
Love Marg

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love the woven effect on this card. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats to Wheelybad.
Have a great day everyone.

iReneM said...

Ahhh, beautiful!

Love not only the dies but the pretty
blue colour too

Great vid tut :)


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely unusual card, i will enjoy the video later.
Congratulations to Wheelybad { Haha love this name it made me laugh }
enjoy your beautiful card.
Take Care Sue
Elaine H X

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card,love what you have done on it.
Off to watch and learn
Have a great weekend
Patricia xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love the card and the colour combo. Wish I had half your insight into changing the look of dies. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie x x

dmj from kettering said...

Morning all; what a lovely card for today,

Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue,, lovely card, very different use of the die, will watch video later.
Congratulations Wheely bad, enjoy your gift.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very pretty card sue x I love how you have configured the dies in that way and its ingenious how you come up with these ideas x the colours are beautiful x thankyou sue for your inspiration and all your hard work x
Congratulations wheely bad xxxxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. This card looks interesting, can't wait to watch you making it later. SueL x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & a great video too.
Congratulations to wheelybad.
Yvonne xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

Sue MacFall said...

This is very pretty - so glad to have a video Sue, so that I can seen how to make it !!!
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and great video as always. I managed to find a company on the internet that had your heart of heart die in stock so hopefully it is now winging its way to me and I'll be able to recreate yesterday's stunning card

Wheely Bad I'm so delighted that you are the winner of Sues Wednesday card and I hope it brightens your day

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue love it. Have a lovely day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Great card as usual. We expect nothing les!!! Lol. Will catch the video later.

Well done wheely!!! So pleased for u chick. It's well deserved hope it cheers u up. I'm still hoping to get a sue card one day lol.

Love to all always xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card. I will watch the video later today.
Take care,
Evis M.

Silvi said...

Hi Sue,
your card designs are just amazing and stunning too.
Hugs Silvi

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry a bit late on blogging today, had a bad night but OK now. I am loving todays card and have got to try this one out, oh Sue my list of 'cards I would like to try' is getting so full, see how you inspire us.

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

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a clever idea love it
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Pat said...

Thanks Sue, Very clever use of the die again. I am off to my craft room to have a play today. :) I can't wait to use my new dies.
All the best

Pearl said...

Lovely card Sue, thank you,

Pearl x

SueJ said...

Really nice card Sue, great idea with the dies.
Congratulations WheelyBad on your Wednesday prize.

Paula said...

That is such a pretty card Sue! :) I'm off to make a cuppa so I can sit and watch the video in comfort, thanks for all the help you give us.
Congratulations for the Wednesday card winner!
Paula x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card and brill video telling us how it's done. If memory serves me right, we have also seen you demo this on Hochanda, haven't we....
Hugs, Rose

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to Wheely Bad!!!

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. Just watched the video which was excellent! I love how you used the frame in such an amazing way. Really gorgeous card thankyou Sue for yet more inspiration. Hope you are well. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow - this is fabulous, I love it.

Beverley W

Kate's Cards said...

Stunning. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a clever use of the frame and it has made such a beautiful card.
Lesley S x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another really informative video and a beautiful card at the end, really love it and am off to see if I can buy this die at our local craft shop.

Tressa said...

A lovely card using another interesting technique. I really do like the woven effect.

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, another stunning card, love the colours. Congratulations to winner.
Have a lovely weekend Jo xxx

Pam B said...

Lovely spring colours

Pam :) x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very detailed and pretty. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, wow love this card, the colour is lovely, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Suebak said...

You have inspired me to look at my dies in an alternative way. Who would have thought you could complete such a different looking card with the tag die. Love it.

Susan x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card clever use of the die to give a lovely woven effect

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card clever use of the die to give a lovely woven effect

Anonymous said...

Very clever...Jan D., Florida, USA

IVY Cheong said...

Love this card, nice colour. Have a good weekend, Ivy c x

Gillyflower said...

Amazing card Sue - thank you for yet more inspiration! Hugs Gilly x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Sue and congrats to Wheely
Gr Karin

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, well you had me fooled. At first sight I thought you had taken two large dies, snipped & woven them together! The video soon showed me the right of it and you have created a beautiful card in a way I would never have thought of.

It was a beautifully bright and sunny morning today so as it has been dry for a few days I took the opportunity to do the first 'proper' gardening of the year. Cutting back ferns, clearing up leaves and a bit of weeding and sweeping took me two hours but I can see where I have been and can also see all the bulbs coming through. Here's hoping we get a decent summer this year.

Yay! Wheely Bad's a Wednesday Winner! Congratulations Wheely, I'm so pleased for you and hope that it helps you forget about those horrible migranes.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and brilliant video, I love it when you show different ways to use dies.
B xx

Julie Elli said...

Well done Wheelie bad and to Sue for the great ideas.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card Sue, be got to get down to some card making this week, with birthdays, Mother's Day and an anniversary card I have been asked to make, just need more hours in the day!

terrie said...

Very nice's different but it turned out fantastic

Lisbeth said...

Love the card Sue. What a great idea for using the frames in a different way. I would never have thought of that. What a clever lady you are.


barbara macaskill said...

Love the criss-cross effect! Very pretty! TFS!

gingernuts said...

Wow Sue.What a beautiful card A little different. Love it.Mavis L x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like your pretty background, the frame idea is great, it looks so different. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Wheely Bad.

Best wishes

Eunice said...

This is a very pretty card Sue. Love what you did with weaving the die cuts to give them another look! How fabulous!!!

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning, love how you show your dies in a different ways to get different looks, I'm sure many wouldn't think to use the dies as you show them. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Lori from Canada

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon dear Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card Sue and that wee bit different done in the milk and powder blue instead of white, it gives it a more softer look and not as cold as what the white does. This is a great card to try and could be for really male or female as it doesn't have all the sparkle of gem stones(pearls don't count as they are a need)or the frills of bows to contend with. Gorgeous flower so all i need now is the dies to make it with, lol.
Wheelybad i am so over the moon to see your name up there in lights this week as you are a worthy winner flower with such a big heart when you have so much going on yourself, enjoy flower and i hope that it inspires you more day by day.
Well it's all quiet here today but what a beautiful day it is with the sun shinning and my hills just dancing to enjoy it to the max. Although a tad cold it really doesn't matter when you can see such a happy day outside determined that it is coming nearer spring with every passing day. So what ever you are doing today i hope that it makes it a happy day for you, i am tending to a house of sick people, even poor Tia my lab is having a bad day so i will go and leave you all in peace with hugs to Tracey, Wheely and anyone else that could really do with some, but please feel free to take one even if you could just do with someone who is thinking about you today.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love the look of this card. Thank you for the video, tips and techniques. You continue to amaze me with your perceptions of what one can "see" in their dies. I continue to shake my head in disbief that I can not see what you do. Please continue to show us crafters how we can get the most out of our dies. I am slowly coming around to a new "vision", but still need your help.

Karen Drew said...

Had to watch the video to see how you had done that! You definitely think outside of the box when you are creating as I would never have seen that in a million years
Karen xx

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful way to make a frame and the video explains it perfectly.

Janet Wilson said...

Love the way you have used the frame, makes a beautiful card.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and the video is so clear how to make this card. Hugs Theresa xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really beautiful card, and such a clever use of the frame.
Rosemary xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a clever card, it's very pretty.
Wheelybad, so pleased to see your name as the winner.
Love to all, Maureen xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A very pretty card, Sue. Looking forward to tonight xx

Jean said...

So pretty!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful, the milk and pale blue are the colours I want for my craft half a room, had the paint for 6 years and maybe it'll all be done by the time I've been here 10 years though it's a hope rather than an expectation lol! They look great on a card and go to love more die cut jiggery Pokery... It's a fabulous effect.
Hope you've been OK Sue, you've never been far from my thoughts XXX

I am honoured to have had the lucky number, so to speak, and be picked to win what is a really stunning card. Thank you so much, Sue! I am over the moon.

I'm also absolutely humbled by the lovely messages of congratulations from my blog friends. Thank you all of you, it means a hell of a lot to me :-) big hugs and wishing you all some quiet time to craft xxx

Norah, thinking of you playing nurse, try not to get worn out doing too much, big hugs xxx

Tracy, it's really close now isn't it? Plus not long til your birthday. A double celebration! Big hugs xxx

Molly, Melody and family, always in my thoughts XXX

Laine and Yvonne G, hope you're both OK. Haven't been able to read back comments but sending you both big hugs and hope you're not worn out XXX

Alison, how's Scamp after her escape from her sick bed? I hope she's healing well, big hugs xxx

Lynda, Billy sends lots of love and cuddles, big hugs from me xxx

Yesterday was my neighbours funeral, I had lost a week somewhere so when Mr W reminded me Thursday tea time I had not allowed for it. She had a great turn out and it was lovely to meet her grandkids. Her son has had confirmation the tenancy will go to him, quite a relief for everyone. He didn't want to leave and most of the adaptations were done for him anyway so shifting him on would have been a false economy for the council. We're so pleased as we get on great... All of us on our little patch do so there was happiness on the day we knew she would have been pleased about. She left no wishes regarding flowers or donations so Mr and I are donating to local branch of a Cats charity as she loved Cats.

We had to go in town after to get my glasses repaired. As I'm still waiting for new tyres on my chair we had to take "the thing"- the chair the wheelchair service loaned us. Oh my, it's a monster! Heavy, made for someone who'd be about 5 stone heavier than me and it probably weighs that. We tried, pillows, cushions but I'm pretty battered and bruised today (we didn't even go far, the chair is *that* bad!). So pleased I only go out when I need too at the minute as Me W referred to it as "unsteerable"! Trying to tip it to get up kerbs or into the house is almost impossible. Glad we have a back up but it's not like my chair at all. I forgot how horrid some of them could be!

The migraine fairy has visited a couple of times since last night so I must stop there. Very early night for me tonight as between them and being out yesterday I'm pretty much finished- ate a lot of chocolate to get this far. Mr W went to watch rugby this afternoon and is out drinking so he got told he can stay at his. I love him but the snoring after the beer is too much to bear!

Sending a big hug to everyone and my stash of extra extra big hugs is open to everyone, whatever your need. I must say goodbye as I'm falling asleep as I sit here,sending trails of random letters off so no more! I shall hit that post button and sent it to you with hugs,happy thoughts and hopes that you all have a lovely weekend,

T x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today,great use of dies.

liz spooner said...

Very very pretty card today Sue.xx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
What a beautiful and clever card.
So intricate. I adore this card. The blue and cream colour palette is gorgeous.
Thank you for the inspiration x from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, the colours are beautiful together. Thanks for another great video.

Wheely congratulations on winning a card, I hope you feel better soon x

Linda xx

Laura O' Connor said...

love the way you have criss crossed this die ,Laura O

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes
Firstly Sue sorry I have missed a few days commenting I have had this virus that's going round & have been quit poorly.
Sue I love this card it's so pretty & very clever idea you amaze me how you think outside the box like you do .Video just great as always.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Wheelybad congratulations my friend on winning Sue's Wednesday card,you deserve it as always love & Hug's & Billy 's Cuddles xxx

Hello TRACY my friend good luck for Tuesday wow your last chemo you have done so so well hope it goes without feeling too ill afterwards.
Sending you big Hug's. Hug's for Alice if you see her. Xxx

Hug's for all friends & everyone xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, really love this technique, colour combination and dies, Thank you so much for your inspiration.
Di B. x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. have just watched your video and was surprised to see how easy it was to weave the dies. A lovely card. X

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Will have to watch the video tomorrow now as its a bit late,

Sandy H said...

Pretty card. Love the way you've created the background.
Congratulations to Wheely Bad on winning Wednesday's lovely card.
Take care everyone.

ang said...

Lovely card beautiful colours angxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Catching up. Today is my first market of the year as January was impossible both physically and mentally after the nightmare we were going through, so I've been 'adding' to and 'topping' up my baskets throughout this past week, and into today plus making sure I don't forget all my other usual bits n Bob's I take with - stamps, glue, ink plus die cuts with sentiments and verses etc. So before I start my Sunday and the house is quiet I had to catch up with today's card which is gorgeous, must watch video later with a hot coffee and feet up when I get back.

Wheeleybad well done, bet you feel wheeley-great now.

Love and hugs to you Sue xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and so unusual. I did think you must have cut the frames to get them to fit together but how wrong was I!
So pretty, really love this one, you have such great ideas Sue. x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the pretty effect it makes using the ornate frame dies, together with the background looks beautiful.
Stunning card as always from a very talented lady.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous card, I love the way you have created this focal element it's beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,

nzillingworth said...


ursula said...

How clever is that, would never have thought of doing that, it is a stunning card, as always, Sue....luv Ursula xx

Vie Carter said...

Love this effect and colour is lovely


Maggie Haroldson said...

I especially like the way you suggest new uses for dies that we might have in our stash. I would never have come up with this on my own, but will certainly use it now.

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Nearly caught up with my comments, looks as though almost everyone has suffered from this awful virus that is going round. Hope everyone is feeling a little better.
Another stunning card.
Sending hugs to everyone
Jennywren x