Saturday, 6 February 2016

Rose Frame

Hi crafters!  Today's video shows you how to use portions of the Cathedral background to cut and shadow an aperture and the Blushing Rose die just accents it perfectly too.

 The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and love the roses.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, gorgeous.
Warm thoughts for you and your family. Aldo Melody, Francis, Tracey and all of the blog family.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the colour and the roses.

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue especially the roses. I love the sparkly sentiment. Hope your ok. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The roses are stunning. I didn't think I would need these as I have all your other flower dies but seeing this card has just made me change my mind lol. The colour combination is gorgeous. Thinking of you all.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and lovely sentiments too. Sue you have set my mind going with ideas with this card and now I have to go to work which is very inconvenient as by the time I get home the urge to craft has gone. Hope you are ok, hugs xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
very striking card. Love the colors and just like Denise I didn't think I needed more flower dies but you have shown me I was wrong lol !
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video, Thank you so much.
I forgot about this die set.
Take care Sue, time is a healer one day at a time.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, the roses are lovely. Look forward to watching video later. JJxx

tracy w said...

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

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the rose die I just might have to treat myself
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful! I must buy this rose die as it will be brilliant for cards which need posting. Thinking of you and your family. Sue XXX

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, the use of the frame and flowers is great,

Thank you.

Have a nice weekend.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Thinking of you. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Really like this card, Sue. Thanks for the video, love your tip about the aperture shadow. Fab colours - at first didn't warm to the rose die, but have changed my mind totally! Really thinking white on white. Yeah.
Constantly in my thoughts and sending big hugs, and for all your family.

'P' in Wales

Thanks kind friends for messages of condolence re my cousin, very much appreciated.
Hugo (aka Office Boy) does not have the crafting talents of Laine's Brodie, he's more of an accidental saboteur!! Currently roasting in front of a fan heater and ignoring the blog.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Your Card And Video Today Are Well And "Truly Outstanding"
I Love "The Rose Die" Its Just So Intricate, And Cuts So Beautiful, I Love The
Fabulous Colour Palette You Have Used And The Great Technique How You
Showed Us How To Introduce The Black Oval Into Your Card, I Love The Great
Tips And Techniques, You Share With Us Thank You For That.
Phill Martin Sentiment That You Used Is Really Wonderful.
I'm A Stamper Mainly So Now It's Great To Work With Your "Truly Superb Dies"
And In Lots Of Cases Stamps To Match Which I Just Love, Also Phill And John Have
Great Stamps, Sentiments Etc:
Warmest Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To You My Dearest Friend, My Thoughts Are With You.
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Dearest Lancashire Steph x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and like others have said, the more I see this flower die the more I want it! Just going to watch the video now whilst I'm drinking my coffee.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, sending hugs as
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, I'm off to work so will watch video when I get back!!!
You and your family are still in my thoughts!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this card especially the roses. Will watch video later. Happy weekend all.

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning Sue. Great card
Nicola x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love the roses die. The more I see it the more I like it. It is as you say so useful to post.I have posted out several cards recently from your new die set and all have had rave review!
Take care out there everyone and especially you Sue.
Anne M xxx

Meine Bastelwelt said...

Very nice card - I love the idea with the black layers as a shadow! Great! Greetings, Claudy

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Another beautiful card. Can't wait to watch the video.
D x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am going to save the video to watch tomorrow all snuggled up with a nice cup of tea. You are still in my thoughts and prayers. Be gentle with yourself. Take care. Hugs Jackie

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and the roses are gorgeous. Heartfelt vwishes x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, great video.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, the roses are gorgeous and love that they are flat.
B xx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card, love these roses

dmj from kettering said...

It is unusual to see such strong colours, love it though!!!

Doreen x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty card Sue.

DeCor said...

A great video Sue. Love this card and the colours are gorgeous together. Don't have that embossing folder but will try with another one. Been wanting to use my rose dies so thank you for your inspiration My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are doing OK. I am having a CE day today. Seeing John shortly for a workshop so will watch your video when I get home. SueL x

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue,
I have this rose die and love it, so useful for creating a flat card for posting.
I love the colours too.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue. Love the colours.

Anne (Northampton)

Marianne's Craftroom said...


hettygarlick said...

Very effective using those dark colours for the roses. I've found the Blushing Rose die so useful.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely, beautiful card. Xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card the rose die is gorgeous, just as I was wondering how you did the three colour aperture you answered my question lol!
Belated condolences 'P' in Wales X
Hope your okay Sue X
Hugs x
Heather T

Tressa said...

A lovely card and a very striking colour combination. Thanks for the tip about offsetting oval cut outs to get the effect that you have shown. Like others, the more I see these flat rose dies in use the more I appreciate them especially when done in such dramatic colours.


Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love the stamp
And the colours

Debs A xxx

Debs Cards xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, will watch the video later.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,unable to watch video my computer is telling me there is a problem. Will try later today. I have blushing rose die I've found it so useful. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely card beautiful flowers.
Thinking of you at this time.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the card Sue, and the choice of colour you have used.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card, I will watch the Video now as its something to enjoy, on this this dark and wet Saturday morning!
Thinking of you!
Take care
Love Marg

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, a lovely video to watch today, I like the tip about the 2 black ovals, also the sentiment is just right for this card.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card and I love how you have used the oval die to make a shadow effect. Thank you for yet another very explanatory video. The embossing folder is one of my favourites and it's the one I use most. Thinking of you and sending best wishes,

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the effect this rose die gives, like others I didn't think I needed it at first, but seeing what can be done with it I have had a rethink. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sue, take care.

Love Rosemarie x x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours.
Thinking of you.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, beautiful embossing folder background.
All my best wishes ,thinking about you at this sad time.

iReneM said...


Love the rose die :)

Take care, Sue


Diane said...

Hi Sue
That a gorgeous card, beautiful colours and the roses looked 3D in the first picture, they work so well on this card.
Lots of love and hugs
Diane G xxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

Pretty card as always.

Love to all xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue a beautiful card the embossing folder and rose dies work so well together love from Jackie xx

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card Sue I love the simplicity of it but it looks stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, beautiful embossing folder & the roses looks beautiful. Yvonne xx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card, roses are gorgeous, xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card I never think of doing this with the die but I will have ago today. love Jean Z xxxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I have the Cathedral die and have used it without the centre and the centre on its own. But hadn't thought of using the ovals this way,xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, I love the roses and the colour combination
Thank you for sharing

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love the die also the flowers thank you you and yours are in my thoughts love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Something slightly different, but equally as beautiful

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card and great Video, love how you used two ovals for another layer, the roses are gorgeous and good for posting.
Anne xo

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
I haven't been by for a while firstly I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss I am thinking of you and your family..

I have been poorly for some time still am but getting there now I know whats a matter with me ..

Todays card is so pretty .. I have missed out on so much all the new die releases and all those stunning cards you have made..

bye for now take care all hugs to you n your family and all those who need one

Sarah xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, elegant card. I love it.
Hugs, Rose

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Lovely card today. My overall addiction are your floral dies that can be moulded and shaped into the most beautiful arrangement, but I know so many friends find this rose die more convenient for posting purposes.the birthday verse is lovely, so its time to start building up my verse collection.

In my heart and thoughts Sue.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A really gorgeous card today sue the colours are very striking x I love the look of the aperture and as usual will watch the video after my chores to see how you have created it x sending love and hugs sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the roses, off to watch video and pick up a few tips.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card and color Sue.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love this card especially as I have the flower die used.
Take care of yourself.
evis M.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, love the flowers, thinking of you

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is beautiful and very feminine, love the colours combination. Great video. Take care of yourself. Bx

Paula said...

This is a very nice card, I'm looking forward to watching the video to see how it's done. :) So with that in mind, I'm off to make the usual cuppa so I can sit and watch you craft in comfort!
Paula x


Now that is a 'wow' card. Need to look at the video - gotta go! Xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card and love that poem...the Blushing Roses dies are on the wish list but they have just been moved up several places - perfect for posting!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the striking colours of this card, it really shows off the embossing.
Beverley W

Val Jones said...

Another perfect card Sue. Just love. The contrast of the pretty flowers.
Love Val in Spain x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, nice card again today. Thanks for showing a different idea for making the most of the apertures. Thank goodness for the videos to show exactly how it is done.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card very striking colours.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Norah McPhee said...

Morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is my kind of amount of black Sue, just touches which highlights the sections in the roses and the aperture that they sit in with the hint coming through at the back jsut to tie it all together. This is a lovely card Sue and the roses bring out that embossing folder just nicely. Now i maybe don't have the dies but i have the embossing folder, so it's a start and i have other oval dies that i can use and just make up your real roses instead of flat ones and bang i have something similar. The verse fits nicely in the middle of the oval apertures of the card flower making it a really lovely card that you could send to male or female as the flowers are not too girlie in design or colour. Sending hugs your way flower along with my prayers that you are as ok as you can be.
Well folks it's a bit dreary here at the Ochils this morning with everything jsut sort of merging into each other, even my hills don't have any sort of definition today which is not usual so i hope that it cheers up a bit today. I am trying to finish an engagment card for Campbells nephew who got engaged to the lass he has a wee boy to. Although i don't give engagment presents any more i do like to give them a card but give them something decent when they marry. I stopped giving engagment gifts as it always seem to go pear shaped when i did so decided that it maybe wasn't a good idea. Anyway folks, i will leave you all with hugs to all Wilsonettes that could real do with them and even if you don't but just could do with one,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Suebak said...


Nice one - the roses die is a good one to use when sending cards through the post.

Susan x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. I am going to try and replicate it later on for a birthday card I have to make.
Karen xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the background and just the dark highlighting the rose and frame.
Is hinge everyone well.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely embossing and roses. Thanks for your video.

Littlelamb said...

Love this card. The Rose die was already on my wish list so it will definitely stay there now at the top. Thank you for sharing. Thinking of you.

Pam B said...

Beautiful card Sue xx

Anonymous said...

This card is so pretty... love the details, even the little things you did like the corners. Hope you are doing well. Jan D., Florida, USA

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a corker of a card today! I just LOVE the roses and the colour card you chose is so right for them. I think that die set is going to find itself working up my wish list after seeing what a great effect you can achieve with them.
Thanks so much for sharing with us. Sending love and hugs your way.
Bejay xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Wow what a beautiful card the colour combination too.
Really a good choice.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

CraftyJo said...

I like the background and the leaves but find the roses a little dark for my taste - some lovely ideas though, tfs.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, must look for the roses die a good one for posting,
Best wishes
Karen M

IVY Cheong said...

Good afternoon Sue, hope all is well. This is a romantic card with a different sentiment it would be good enough for a valentine card. Hugs, Ivy C xx

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue, enjoyed the video. Thank you.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a Beautiful Card. I love the darker colouring and using black card for shadows always impresses me. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jan from Long Island said...

Beautiful, colorful card today, Sue and great video. Thank you.
I received my Dorado, Mini Gemini Die yesterday and I'm so grateful for the win. I was like a kid in a candy store when I opened my package. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Hugs to all and have a beautiful day everyone!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a absolutely beautiful card Sue nor watched the video yet but I am soon going to remedy that lol
Sending you hugs Sue.
Theresa G x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, off to watch the 'How to' now.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, as usual another beautiful card, like the way you have used the verse as a focal element and the Roses are fabulous. Was not sure about them at first but love them now.

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are ok.

terrie said...

This card turned out very nice....the layout of the card is also very nice...
well done Sue....tfs

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely love the blushing rose die. This card is beautiful. I am really loving the dark splash of colour. I will watch the video when I am feeling a little more with it.
Visited Marjorie last night. I have got to say it is pitiful to see her. It is the first time I have ever seen her looking frail. As I mentioned the other day she has always been unbelievable and not your average 94 year old. To see her now is so sad. I really do not know what will happen in the future but if I am completely honest at the moment it is really not looking too hopeful.
Really feeling a bit low - more bad news - a friend phoned and her husband has had a heart attack and it is highly probable that he has suffered brain damage if he pulls through at all.
Sorry to be doom and gloom x
LAINE - I hope you are having a lovely time at Strictly. I am hoping you were not arrested for causing a public disturbance in your quest for a fumble with the rather dreamlike Gleb!! I am so on your wavelength as far as the 2.30 performance is concerned. As far as the length of time it takes to prepare for such outings is concerned - one can't rush perfection darling x
Lots of love and sunny thoughts to everyone x
Sending love and hugs to you Sue x
Crafty hugs

barbara macaskill said...

Very dramatic and gorgeous! LOVE how you cut the frame apart and the flowers are lovely! TFS!

Eunice said...

This is a very stunning card Sue. I love the off sets that you did with the ovals, thanks for the great tip!!!!

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. Thinking of you Hugs Theresa xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card with an acceptable amount of black :-) I have everything required except the oval die but I am sure I can find a suitable substitute. As much as I love your/my dimensional flowers I also love these rose dies as they are definitely better for posting without the worry that all your hard worked has been crushed at the sorting office.

Yvonne - sorry you are feeling so down at the moment, sunny thoughts returned to you for a brighter tomorrow.


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card. I love the roses!
Take care my dear! Xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and great video too, love the diamond sprinkles over the sentiment.

Caring hugs

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card again, love the colours.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Another winner, lovely
Wishing good things to all

liz spooner said...

A stunning card again Sue, thinking of you and your family.xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely feminine card and I particularly like the embossing folder. xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful card and lovely sentiment, love the roses which make posting so much easier. X

Theresa Pace said...

this card is just stunning. love the simplicity of it. hugs xx

Maggie said...

A beautiful card love the deep wine colour "need" it !! Lol.
My die arrived today thank you hoping to play with it tomorrow. Hope everything is going ok with you my thoughts are with you.

MaggieH (Malvern)

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful rose die and a beautiful card, like the way you used the oval frame especially the black part, that's another good idea. The lacy leaves look lovely with the solid roses too.
Di B. x

Lindsay Martin said...

Evening Sue, well I'm not sure where the last few days have gone, just looked at your missed posts, and I can say I love them all, especially the one using the Hannah die, how could I not with my daughter being called Hannah. Hope you are managing ok, and re,embarking to take time for yourself. Big hugs xx

Jean said...

So very pretty!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card today.
Hope you are feeling more settled.
Maureen xx

Lynda's craft's said...

stunning card today Sue & great video love the roses.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx
Your in my thoughts & prayers Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the demo. I love the way you have created the oval aperture.
The roses are stunning.
Veronique L

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card and I love the embossing in the background.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you are getting through these black days.
Happy memories will come back to you .... I promise.
Your Mom was a very special lady, ..... She must have been, she had you and your brothers!!!

Love today's card and video. Thank you for for your inspiration.

Sending Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another very Inspirational Video . A very beautiful card
Take care
Hazel G XX

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Such a pretty card - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Dawn Holben said...

Gorgeous card, I love this.
will catch up with the demo on sunday when I have the house to myself and some lovely peace and quiet.
but I am sure it is going to be fab and informative as always and am looking forward to watching it.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love, love, love the colours. A lovely sentiment and the roses are so perfect, especially for cards that have to be posted.

I've been thinking of you and your family all week Sue, sending love and hugs from all of us.

P, I can't remember if I've already said, but I'm sorry for the loss of your cousin, hugs x

Yvonne G, what a rotten week. I hope everything turns out ok for your friends husband. Hugs xxx

Spent second half of the week getting over the first half. I had dinner with with the other half of my family tonight to belatedly celebrate my birthday. It was very nice but found out my Nanna is in hospital. I had this weird feeling about her all week but I'd promised to text her tomorrow anyway so as I knew she had a bad chest I thought I'd let her rest, plus I didn't want to worry her with my goings on. Going to text her first thing.

Off to bed now, shattered. I will try and be back soon. Sending every one of you a big hug and there's more here if you need them. Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.

T x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A stunning card today !!! I love the colours you have used. Fab video to, as always !!! I love all the beautiful dies and stamps you have used to create this gorgeous, beautiful card Sue. Thankyou for sharing how to make this card as I loved this one when I first saw it and would love to make my own version of it !!!
Thinking of you always Sue, all my love from Tres x x x

Helen Bell said...

Hi sue

Lovely card again today.

Helen x

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. I enjoyed the video but the only ingredient I have for this card is card. My wish list is heavier than my purse!
Take care everyone.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fab card design! Debra x

Sassy said...

Hello Sue and thank you for sharing such a beautiful card. I love that you created a frame for the sentiment and the roses add the perfect touch.
Sandra Smith

ursula said...

I have this rose die and wondered what to do with it, here you have given me a good idea....a super card and tutorial Sue, thank you.....luv Ursula xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
The card is beautiful and really like the rose die.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always & love the design.
Pretty background & those roses are just stunning & look amazing.
Lovely sentiment which makes for another perfect Sue creation.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Corrine's Paper Crafts said...

Lovely card Sue. I love this colour combination and use it frequently myself
Corrine X

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card!!!
I love the colours on this and I made one using the really bright red instead and it got gobbled up pronto!!!

Laura O' Connor said...

stunning card ,great embossing folder,Laura O

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