Thursday, 18 February 2016

Striplet Background

Hi crafters!  Striplets are a very versatile die to have in your crafting arsenal.  They look great on clean and simple cards, they make beautiful frames and fabulous backgrounds, just to name a few.  Today's video shows the Lattice Window striplet being used to create a great background, very easy with stunning results!

The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Another stunning card
Daily hugs to Sue, Melody, Francis , wish I knew how you guys are doing, Trace, Laine and little Molly.
Hugs to all on the blog.
Norah if you crack the swimming, you can teach me, I have never mastered it either.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love the colours. Can't wait to watch the video. Thanks.
D x
Safe journey home.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous a great colour and love the way you have joined the striplets.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies must get this die I keep looking at it it's a beautiful die thank you tracyw x

Karen Derbyshire said...

A very pretty card Sue, snuggling down in bed to watch the video.

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card again today Sue. I have this striplet and love it will have to try using it this way. Look forward to video later. JJxx

Lynda Mellor said...

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

auscrafts said...

one of my much used dies, love it

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video,Thank you.
A card for all occasions.
Take care Kitty.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, I love this striplet and the way you have used it here.
Thanks for sharing,

Jan on the Fosse said...

Great card Sue
Love this striplet,love the way you have used it.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I have this die but I haven't used it like this yet. Expect it won't be long till I do though! Love your card.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful love, love, love the striplets and this die is top of the striplets to buy, this card is stunning
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxxx

TDQ Karen said...

I do love your striplets, have several and use them a lot. Great card xx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and all crafters,
Thank you Sue for yet another idea using this striplet die, I love mine. Colours are so subtle and show the intricacy of the die. Yet another winner.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, lovely colours and fab background with my favourite dies (have I said that before??!) Love it.
Norah - Esther Williams the Second! (Look it up.) I once got a bronze certificate for swimming a whole WIDTH - but needed hauling out as legs had turned to lead. Never swam again either on or under water - horrors. Hope you do better.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is a real stunner, such beautiful dies used, and fab colours. Have a great day. Bx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
absoutely lovely card , love everything about it, simply gorgeous. x

Jan.moogie said...

Sue have just watched your last two video tutorials and have loved them both. Todays card is a winner as it uses some of my favourite dies, thank you for sharing. Hugs xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, as are those from the last few days. I came home on Friday night to find my OH back on leave 2 weeks early and was told to pack a case as we were going away for a few days, a wonderful surprise visit to my favourite city - Paris, I'm a very lucky girl! I'll try and catch up with all your videos later but the unpacking and washing will have to come first!
Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs to all. Sue. XXX

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card! Nice to see I'm not the only one to have misbehaving sticky tape :). Debra x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
I'm off to watch the video now
See you tomorrow

Debs Cards xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely & a great colour combination.


Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! This is my all time favourite striplet, I really love using it.
Anne xo

carol edwards said...

Lovely card and beautiful colours x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I love todays card and particularly the beautiful Lattice Window die. Earlier this week I used it to do a similar background, repeating it 5 times for a large A4 card for a colleague who is leaving shortly. The effect is stunning and I found it so easy to do.
I will certainly be using this die a lot, thank you for the wonderful designs.x

crossstitchmarg said...

Wow Sue I love this card and love the lattice striplet die set.
Thanks for sharing

Chris Curry said...

Love Striplets and their versatility.mgorgeous card Sue. Thank you. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the lattice striplet and use it a lot for backgrounds I made a great man card using it as the foreground of the card and cut it in black gloss card. The effect was stunning, I was so pleased with myself

Love Rosemarie x x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I think todays card is exceptional because of the lattice window die.The effect is stunning. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Striplet dies are so versatile. What a lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card and the colours are beautiful. I love the striplet dies and this is one of my favourites. It just gives a stunning effect what ever you use it for. Thanks for another informative video.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x.

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue , such pretty dies.
Hope you are doing o.k,

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I do love the versatile striplets.
B xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love the card and the colours are so pretty.
Evis M.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely card today, love the colours and the use of the striplets, got to try this one.

Hope you are OK Sue, still thinking of you all.

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

dmj from kettering said...

Hope you are doing ok, Sue, we are all thinking of you and your family.

Love striplets; love this card!!!!!

Doreen x

hettygarlick said...

I love that Sue. The Lattice Window is one of my favourite striplets and it does make a wonderful background. It's so useful that it comes in four parts.

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue. :) And I just got that Striplet the other day. Now I can have a bit of a play and try that out with it. :) Thanks for all the great ideas. :) xxxx
Pat Plattxxxxx

Tressa said...

This striplet has to be my number one because of its versatility. This is a beautiful card and I really love the background. Thank you.


Marianne's Craftroom said...


lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Just simply stunning! I love my striplets and use them all the time!
Lorna D

carol quinn said...

Such a stunning card

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Striplet Die and the colours today are so pretty!
Hope you are not too sad at the moment!
Thanks for all your inspiration Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card today and lovely to see how it all comes together in the video...I really, really need that Lattice Window striplet...


Anne said...

I have this striplet so will have to have a go at this. Lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card, lovely colour. Think this striplet is another must have! Lol! In fact I think they are all must haves - it's just trying to convince my husband!! Thank you Sue, thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Great video showing off a stunning card . great idea cutting the die down to make a smaller square , I will definitely be pinching that idea xx Thank you for sharing . love yvonnebennettxx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue, i just love it ! .

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, the card is beautiful and this is one of my favourite striplets, love Jean Z xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, very ornate.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue as usual another stunning card ,love the
striplet dies.
Marion H

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Stunning card, the lattice window striplet is so beautiful, I used it on a card cut out and mounted on a backing so now will have to try cutting it into the background, it looks fabulous - with the blue too of course.
Video so helpful as usual, must try this one
Muriel x

iReneM said...

A beautiful card.

My favourite striplet too.
I love the pretty pale blue colour.

Excellent vid tut, as always


gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, have this die and I love it

June Horrocks said...

The die is beautiful sue I love the striplets use them a lot thank you
Love and prayers June Horrocks xxxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I do like this card it is lovely and the lattice striplet is a very useful die
Kathy B x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the striplet die.

Bente Sørflaten said...

A gorgeous card!
I just love this striplet :))

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just love striplet cards and the way you have used the dies on this card is so clever with wonderful results. Best wishes

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, love the striplet die.xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I have this die, so I will have a go at this multistrip background. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, its sunny but oh so cold this morning. A beautiful card and I love the result with the striplet positioning it looks stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, it reminds me of church windows I can look at them for hours just like your cards. Yvonne xx

Annie Pennington said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue.

My husband bought me this die set for Valentine's Day (along with the traditional red roses of course) It does look fabulous as a background. Looking forward to playing with a few ideas I have, using the die to make Mother's day gifts for my daughters.

Annie P

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Along with your dies and videos you make everything achievable for us all. This is my favourite striplet what a gorgeous background, I love the colours you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card,lovely colour blue,enjoyed the video very informative,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue

Oh this one is beautiful. I love how you've done the background. I don't have this die yet I've often looked at it tho might just buy it to add to my collection lol

Norah I'm always in stitches at your stories but a lot of respect at you learning to swim.
You go girl!!!!
My hubby Graeme can't swim either I keep asking him to learn an even offered to pay for the lessons as his Xmas gift but no he just refuses I think he's embarrassed about it oh well. I'm not a strong swimmer more of a floater lol

Love to all xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the colours and the striplet makes a lovely background. Thanks for the great videos too have watched them all

Norah you're never too old to learn to swim!
Steph hope you enjoyed your day with your girls even if you didn't stop at the craft shop

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue
Yet another stunning card and pale blue and white my favourite combination. Can't wait to get time to watch the vidio
love Hilary

Lynne L said...

Beautiful card Sue I love the lattice window

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a classy looking card I love it
hugs Sarah xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I've got this striplet die and used it differently to your card and was really pleased with the result.
Doreen R

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card and oh wow I love this striplets die! I thought I didn't need any more striplets!! Thank you for sharing such a pretty card.
Love Diane G xxx

rolfi said...

Love this Striplet very much and it´s fantastic as background, Sue, a delicate and beautiful card today.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely striplet and I one I need.
Love you card.
Will watch the video later.
Take care.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card. Looking forward to watching the video later.
Rosemary xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, another beauty today - love this striplet and must have this one!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today. Fab way to use the striplet. Have a good day. Hugs to all xxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful pastel card today.

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour of your card. You make it look so simple. I have the strip let die, so will try it out for one of my best friends who's birthday is next month. I bet it will be not as good as yours lol Lots of hugs Jo xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue, Thank you for another stunning card.
Sue Mac

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, Lovely card. I'm a striplet fan myself and use them a lot. Love this one even more because it's got 4 dies in it, so even more versatile.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So intricate, detailed and pretty pastel colours. I love it. Thanks for your video.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card with the lovely sky blue card. Every crafter should have at least one striplet and preferably lots of them! I love my striplets and use them a lot. I really like the way you have framed the sentiment and must remember to try this myself.

Norah - good luck with the swimming. I am a firm believer in everyone learning to swim, not only is it the best exercise possible it could save your life one day! My sister and I were taught at a very early age, mum was an excellent swimmer and we were so proud when she won the parents races and also the diving competitions.


Suebak said...

Where would we be without striplet dies?!

Susan x

Dawn Holben said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the blue as it reminds me of warm summer days.
I love the way you have got this layered and although looks fiddly I know your
demo will be so helpful.
Going to sit and watch it this afternoon when I get the chance of some peace and quiet.

gingernuts said...

Hi Sue. What another gorgeous card. Love the colours. will have to have a go with
my striplet dies. Mavis L x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card so so elegant and pretty such a beautiful colour choice.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Paula said...

Stunning card Sue! I love the striplets, as you say they are so useful, although my ideas don't go as far as yours. You've used my favourite colours too. :)
Paula x

Tami Grant said...

A wonderful card. The striplet dies are so versatile, I just love them! I don't have the lattice striplet - yet. :-). Thanks for sharing another great card design.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the colours you've used. The striplets are so versatile.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - love the striplets and the colours are gorgeous. Hope you're ok. X
Hugs to Tracy, Laine, Melody and FrancisXx
Norah, well done! Just remember it's impossible to sink unless you panic! I almost drowned when I was about 8 in the Lake District and had to be rescued . I understandably had a fear of water after that! When I started grammar school, we were lucky to have a pool and the PE teacher pushed me into the shallow end! It was the best thing she could have done for me as I learned to love swimming after that! Not sure I would recommend the remedy to everyone mind you!!!
Had a traumatic start to today. Scamp ( the cat & my little baby!) had an accident this morning. She tried to jump up onto a stool with a pillow resting against it and the pillow slipped and she fell backwards and landed on her back. Let out a God awful noise and hid behind the bed. Eventually we managed to get her and give her a cuddle to calm her down. When I put her on the bed to walk she couldn't, more of a sliver, but she panicked and tried to run downstairs which she rolled down. Anyway rushed her to vets and she's had X-rays etc and has a little fracture at the top of her hip and has also pulled one of her claws out ( ouch!) . Because of where the fracture is, they can't plaster it so she has to have strict restriction of movement for 10- 12 weeks. They recommend a cage like you get for dogs, but going to talk that through with the vet when we go to pick her up this afternoon. Also got anti inflammatories so that will be fun trying to get those down her. Still things could've been a lot worse. Now off to check the insurance details!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

alimecca said...

Just me again, that should be more of a slither on her tummy!Alison xx

gailgale said...

Very, Very, Beautiful!!!!!

barbara macaskill said...

Smacktacular!!! I absolutely love this background!!! Beautiful colors and a stunning creation!
Alimecca Sorry to hear of Scamp's injury! How traumatic for you and him! So hard to have our furbabies hurt! Sending prayers and healing thoughts for Scamps full and quick recovery! (((HUGS))) from a tiny town in VT, USA!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
What A Very Apt Sentiment "Thank You For Being My Friend"
Tremendous Video I Must Admit I Watched Earlier This Week On YouTube
I Love This Particular Die It Cuts Just Wonderful, Fabulous Colour Palette That You've Chosen.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, Your Talents And Expertise With Us.....
My Two Dogs Have Gone To Be Clipped!!! One Is Happy The Other Not So,
While There Away I'm Able To Get Quite A Lot Done Without Them Wanting My Full Attention.
It Was Truly Great To See That Leonie Has Returned To Our Television Screens On Hochanda
I'm Thrilled....
Take Care My Very Special Dearest Friend, I'm Constantly Thinking Of You,
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Lots Of Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph

Anonymous said...

It goes without saying how much I love this card. Bravo!!! Jan D., Florida, USA

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the dies you have used are great and the video was very good too

Thank you,

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

TOB said...

Hi Sue, great card and video. Hugs Theresa xxx

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - beautiful card! I love your striplet designs - it's time that I set aside a day, to play with them. Hugs Gilly x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue and am lucky enough to own this striplet xxx beautiful colours again sue x
Alison what a fright you poor thing x hope scamp makes a full recovery x
Norah good luck with the swimming x I use my own technique its called ' thrash my arms and legs about everywhere and I will get there eventually. !' It seems to work for me x
Laine you sound almost guilty for being poorly and you really mustn't x you contribute greatly to society by making me smile everyday xxx sending you hugs x
Yvonne you poor thing hope you feel better soon xxx
Steph I hope you don't mind me asking but which shop do you visit as I really struggle to find a retailer for sues dies down here and have to wait for the shows to see them 'in the flesh' and am up your way soon visiting my brother xxx
Wheely bad hope your new brace is helping xxx
Sending hugs to all the poorly wilsonettes x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Sue, I just love all of your wonderful videos and this one is no exception. This card is so beautiful and these dies used together are stunning. THANK YOU!
Laine...yes, losing a little weight was the only upside of the situation. Lol. BTW! You are amazing.
Norah...thank you for my daily chuckle. I love your stories and just remember one thing - YOU CAN DO IT!
Yvonne...hope you're starting to feel a little better.
Tracy...hang in there - only one to go! You rock.
Alison...I hope Scamp makes a quick and full recovery.
Wheely Bad...thinking of you.
Hugs to all of you and Lorraine, Melody, Molly, and everyone else I'm forgetting to mention. I need to make a list.
Finally feeling a little more like myself today so hoping to get some major cardmaking done.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card and I have really enjoyed watching the video. The colours you have used look lovely on this card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue, love the colours.
Gr Karin

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, this is one of my favourite dies if not my favourite, so to see it used as a background is just fabulous. I love that it is in four pieces which gives so many different options. Beautiful card and a great video- thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really enjoyed the video today with your lovely card. Unfortunately, I don't have this Striplet but it has now gone on my "Would really like to buy list"!!!!
Lesley S x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, I love the soft colours you've chosen for this.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, liking the way you have used this striplet, love from Jackie xx

annieb49 said...

Hi Sue, I really love this striplet die. This card is truly gorgeous!
Crafty hugs
Ann Bowden, Irchester, Northants

Patricia said...

Afternoon Sue,
Another stunning card, love everything about it.
Patricia xxx

terrie said...

Just beautiful Sue....I like this card very much...well done

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I love the Lattice striplet die. I think I would like to try this but miss the Tessa die part out and use darker colours as a male card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card. Thank you Sue. This striplet needs to go on my wish list. Off to watch the video

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. I just love striplet dies. They are so versatile and this card is beautiful.
Love Val in Spain x

IVY Cheong said...

Good afternoon Sue, hope you're absolutely live this striplet die. It's got to be my favourite as I love all your striplets and anything lattice style I just adore. Gorgeous,, Ivy c x

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,love the striplets ,Laura O

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunner of a card today. This Striplet Window Lattice die set is one of my favorites this year. I just attempted my first box, i.e. John Next Door's box, using this die. I had to do a four sided box due to the USA sized card stock. You make it look so easy lining up those dies side by side and top to bottom. Just got in your Orange Blossom flower die and leaves set to decorate my box. My friend, who I am making the box for, is going to love it. I am considering placing one of those battery tea lights inside to illuminate the box design. Thanks for the video. I appeciate you reminding us crafters we can cut the die cut designs down in size to fit our cards. I especially need to do this for I make smaller cards in the US. I keep forgetting to do this. Wishing you a peaceful and wonderful weekend.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this card as the striplet was my first choice when this die range was launched. Colours work beautifully as well and easily interchangeable with other colours. Just fab.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes
I love Todays card & the dies. It's so elagant & lovely colours.
Thinking of you sue hope your doing ok
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxxx

TRACY hope your feeling ok today sending love & Hug's xx

Wheelybad how you doing hope your feeling better sending love & Hug's & cuddles for Billy xx

Melody & Francis thinking of you both & Molly too xxx

NORAH Congratlations on learning to swim well done. Hug's xxx

Hug's for all Wilsonetts & for my special

Janet Wilson said...

Fab card, really love it, the background is gorgeous.

ursula said...

I just love this Sue, I made the last one you showed us with a variation, but it turned out so beautiful, thanks to your amazing video....must give this one a try too....the colours are so pretty....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Judy Hollers said...

Love that striplet die. Fabulous card. Thank you, Sue, for sharing your ideas with such clear to understand instructions.
Judy Hollers

Pam B said...

Beautiful card Sue x

Jane Franklin said...

That looks a lovely card. Haven't watched the video yet, I have that to look forward to. Best wishes to all jxxx

nzillingworth said...


liz spooner said...

So pretty Sue, I might have to borrow this idea.xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Stunning card ! Love the striplet and the colour used.
Hope you are all right, just take one day at the time.
Hugs to you and the family.

Alimecca- your poor Scamp, hope all goes well x
Lorraine- you are a lovely person ! Take care x
Norah- you go girl !
Yvonne- you take care ! Sending hugs for a speedy
recovery x
Saba- sending hugs to you and your family x
Lorraine F -Look after yourself,hugs x
Melody- hope you all ok, miss you Molly.hugs x
Tracy- nearly done yay, really hope you feel better
for your birthday x

Sending warm hugs to all Wilsonette's and to my dear friends
Maria x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, love the card - blue and white again! I have this striplet die in my collection, I wonder what I can come up with?


Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous, beautiful & very pretty, love every design element on this card & MUST get the Lattice Window Striplet dies asap as it's amazing.
Stunning as always Sue xx

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Evening dear Sue.
What an adorable sample, with the adorable striplet die, this was just one of the dies Andy bought me for Valentine's day, so I shall very much look forward to using it soon I think it has to be in my list of fav striplet does at the moment. Boy Sue, that tape was being stubborn, what patience you have, all you would have heard from me would have been "tut" after tut after tut lol oh well better than turning the air blue I suppose !!
I will end my comment by sending you comforting hugs dear friend.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautifully made card with some fantastic dies.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Pat.
I'm not sure if I can actually advertise the craft shop (s) in Yorkshire but if you pop in the browser craft shops in Yorkshire it will come up with the name. You won't miss it as they have branches in Halifax/Leeds/Huddersfield and Skipton the 19th and 20th letters of the alphabet lol once you see the name all will be obvious but if it's Lancashire you are visiting let me know as I have a craft store I know of that also sells Sue's dies. Hope my cryptic message has been of some help xx

DeeDee7770 said...

Such a pretty card with amazing detail. The striplets are so pretty. I think I need to experiment more with mine as they do make such a pretty background. Hugs to you and your family, I hope you are healing more each day. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love, love, love this die, and thee card is just amazing. I love my striplet to bits as they are so versatile. I hope you're doing OK Sue, been thinking of you every day, big hugs xxx

CraftySueToo, you are a very lucky lass, your OH sounds very considerate indeed! Enjoy your trip, hugs x

Norah, swimming is a great thing to learn. Once you learn the proper technique it just clicks and you're away. Enjoy the challenge! Hugs x

Alison(mecca), oh poor Scamp! You must have been beside yourself with worry, pets need so much more watching when they're injured as they don't understand athe whole "rest" thing (Billy has had many bad cuts on his paws and legs over the years as we have heavy clay soil that's full of flints that can be very sharp so I've had a lot of practice. Touch wood his last one was over 2 years ago). Give her a gentle cuddle from me and hugs for you x

Molly, Melody and family, thinking of you all as ever. Hugs x

Tracy, hope you're OK. Counting down to a chemo free birthday for you, hugs x

Theresa W, Jan from Long Island and Lynda, Thank you for thinking of me, big hugs to all of you and Billy sends extra cuddles to Lynda! XXX

The brace is helping to a certain extent. I need to create some padding for it as it digs into my chest. It has prevented a full blown attack a couple of times but in my haste to get used to it I have worn it too long too quick and my upper back and shoulders feel very very sore as it changes my posture dramatically. It was a cheap one of its type to see if I could cope with it so should I get used to it I'd buy a more expensive one with better padding. It won't stop the reason it happens but for the time being I have to keep recording what works when, what doesn't work and when then take that and some literature from the support association for my condition to my GP who will hopefully refer me on. In the meantime I just have to try to be careful I don't move wrong if I don't have a brace on, hair washing and brushing is very precarious!

With that I have to go. Hugs to everyone, plenty extra for those who need an extra hug or two, have a lovely evening,

T x

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and I too have the necessary dies yippee, so I know what I will be doing tomorrow, the colour is gorgeous as well. Hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and I too have the necessary dies yippee, so I know what I will be doing tomorrow, the colour is gorgeous as well. Hugs to all Johanna

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This has to be one of my favourite striplets...and one I haven't adopted yet:-( reminds me of a stained glass window in a church and has an elegance that is hard to beat. The soft blue background really accentuates the detailing of the die and provides a stunning backdrop to the focal element on the card. This card has inspired me to splash out on this die, you have created some lovely designs using it, it is so versatile. Had a busy day so will have to catch up with the demo later on.
Spent the afternoon at a well intentioned friends house who was trying to take my mind off this past dreadful week, I managed to put on a smile and joke around a bit but it isn't coming naturally at the moment and feels quite a strain if I'm honest....maybe I'm just having a wobbly but they do say it comes in made me think of dearest Sue and her recent loss, I hope that you are coping and each day is a little easier than the last, these things take time to heal I guess.....
Feeling much brighter now though, having my little fur baby Darcey curled next to me always makes me fill up with happiness and contentment, they are so precious and special.
Alison, poor little Scamp, what a dreadful accident! I once fractured my hip and can appreciate the discomfort your little angel must be in- half the battle with be keeping her in a cage for such a long time but it's for her own good I guess. It breaks your heart when they are injured, I really feel for you honey but you're so right to focus on the fact that at least she will make a full recovery....thank goodness for the insurance though!
Norah, I am with you all the way girl, I detest water! I have tried on numerous occasions to learn to mums best friend is a swim instructor!....But failed at every turn. So I'm really proud of you giving it another go, well done you. Unfortunately though, I'm now having flashbacks to when I was pushed backwards into a lake at an adventure park in my teens:-(
Theresa w, Thankyou for your kind comments, it really made my day! This blog is a wonderful place and the people, like yourself, are so caring and generousxxx
Jan, I'm glad you didn't think my joke was in bad taste, I always find that looking for the humour in a situation helps you deal with adversity in the long run, I'm a glass half full kind of gal in that're amazing too my lovelyxxxx
Lorraine, hope your appointment went as well as could be expectedxxx
Yvonne, I trust that flu/ hangover is passing now, I've little sympathy for you, you should know better at your age:-) Being the more senior member of our duo you should be setting me a better example! Has Jake been caught rifling through your wardrobe yet?'s only a matter of time! Have you managed to scrub off that orange face paint yet?....pity you don't live further east in Essex, you would have blended in quite nicely, ever fancied a vagazzle?:-)
Cuddles to Wheely Bad, Maria, Beth, deb c, Linda, Theresa,Melody, Rebecca , Tracy and anyone under the weather at the minutexxx

Love and crafty hugs


Jackie Trinder said...

Hello Sue this is a stunning card as always. We are back now. Take care. Hugs Jackie

DeCor said...

Hi Sue

Really love your card today. Am looking forward to trying to replicate it!! They still never look as good as yours!

karenlotty said...

Stunning and yes, this Striplet is on my wish List!!

lritchie said...

Lovely card Sue

Lori from Canada

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Super stunning card, absolutely gorgeous.
Di B. x

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, striplets are my favourites as you can do so much with them.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card today.
love to you
Maureen xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card today !!! I love it !!! I have not yet had a chance to watch the video but I will when I get some time to myself (probably tomorrow) !!! This Striplet die is lovely and looks great when used as a background as you have done on your card. The Tessa die is lovely to. I do not have any of these dies but I am sure I could make my own version of this card using the dies that I have got. It is very pretty. I love the colours you have used to. Thank you for sharing this Wonderful card today Sue. X x x

Thinking of you always and sending you lots of love and gentle hugs from Tres x x x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a stunning card it made me think of the Victorian era, with its beautiful and intricate design, I love it.

Take care love Brenda xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

So very pretty, love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card.
Thank you for all the videos. They are so helpful.
Veronique L

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful card - love everything about it.

Love and hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! The background is so beautiful!!
Moxie Craftie

julie laz said...

Wow I love it, what a card, more like a masterpiece, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Very very late!
Lovely card and lovely colours used.
Thank you. Thinking of you xxxx

Eunice said...

I really love the striplet dies because they are so versatile, and can be used as the focal point or as the background like you have done Sue. I love the color combination that you used and I need to get my hands on this striplet!!!

Sandy H said...

Pretty card. I love the striplets too but don't have this one yet.
Take care everyone.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Susan White said...

So pretty Sue - love the colour combination.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours.

Vie Carter said...

love this card and colour choice


Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, love the colours
Jennywren x