Saturday, 19 March 2016

Die Shaped Card


Hi crafters!  Although my cards are usually much larger, today's video shows how to create those pint sized die shaped cards!

The winner of this week's Wednesday card giveaway is:

Arwen Perry!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at ameriansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.









 The finished dimensions are 4 1/2" x  4 1/2" in size.  Yes, it is a record small card for me, isn't it?  LOL   All for now, Sue x




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156 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love the shaping.
Congratulations to Arwen, enjoy
Daily hugs to all especially Melody, Tracey, Tina and family and all who need one

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, I love this one, have a lovely day and crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

TDQ Karen said...

What an unusual card, very dinky, I like it.
Congratulations to the Wednesday winner

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a lovely little card, so good for postage and still really pretty, love the colours and the shape.
Congratulations Arwen
Hugs
Muriel x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Don't think I've seen such a small card on your blog but I do love it. I am getting into smaller shaped cards as they look unusual and so eye catching. More please! Happy weekend.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a very pretty little card, so sweet.
A great video too. Congratulations to Arwen.
Have a good weekend all and take care Kitty.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love, love, love this it's gorgeous!!!
Congratulations to Arwen!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
A quaint pretty pint size card today. I remember making a die-shaped card with your very first noble die collection which I then turned into a card on a card, I decorated an 8x8 with an embossed piece of card and mounted the die-shaped card on top so I had a card on a card lol. So yet again the versatility of your dies has no bounds.
Off to get my orange blossom and leaf stamps this morning if it's not too cold as I've been asked for a 'normal' wedding card for once instead of the usual 'wacky'order I seem to get there days lol - I've never added a stethoscope to a wedding card before until now, but this is what they wanted for an aneathatist that is getting married next Sunday !! Hohum.
Have a good day Sue xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue, small but beautiful, such a lovely pretty card x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue made a card and what a stunning little card it is. Love it and the video was great. Thanks for sharing,have a great day hugs xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue. Congratulations Arwen JJxx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card, much better size for posting too. Very pretty, lovely colours. Congratulations to the Wednesday winner.
D x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

A beautiful card.

Love
Roz.x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, congratulations Arwen well done .
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great card today better for posting not so costly.
jan

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
That is a record for you ! Very small but very pretty! Love it!
Anne M xxx

carol quinn said...

Stunning card

Congratulations arwen on your win!

Carol

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
What a beautiful diddy card. Sometimes less is more!!
Love the shape and colours.
Congratulations to Arwen on winning the Wednesday draw!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous tiny card. I can't wait to watch the video to see how it is made. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today and easy for postage too, I have got to have a play at this one, will watch the video in a minute when I have my breakfast. Congrats to Arwen.

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

nattyboots said...

A very beautiful card, Sue.
Well done to Arwen.
Take Care
Elaine H X

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for the great tutorial and for showing us a wonderful idea for a stunning smaller card, its beautiful. I love the effect that the shadowing creates, as you say, it really makes the design pop.x

Chris Curry said...

An unusual size of card for you Sue but just as beautiful as your larger cards. Gorgeous, a great idea with the die for something different for posting. Thank you. Xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the small size 'for a change' but I don't do many small cards either. You could easily make it larger by matting it on a larger piece of cards.
Well done Arwen for winning the card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I love that you can use the dies to make unusual and pretty cards.
I'm trying to be good at the moment and use the dies I have but you keep tempting me to buy more dies. How does the saying go resistance is futile lol. Seriously though I promised myself I would use all of the die sets I have bought over the last year (and I have almost 100 of your die sets now) trouble is you keep designing more and more beautiful dies and stamps and embossing folders ....... Oh well I am a crafter and need more stash lol.
Congratulations to the winner
Have a lovely day
Maggie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I don't make many small cards, this one is lovely love the shape
Congratulations to arwen in winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I don't make many small cards, this one is lovely love the shape
Congratulations to arwen in winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely, Sue - sometimes a small card is all we need.
Thank you for this inspiration.
Sue Mac

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous, I think we all forget that we can use our dies to make the lovely shaped base cards. The offset/shadow is a great technique too. Congrats to Arwen on winning the giveaway card. Have a great day all. B

Jane Franklin said...

Lovely card for today. I like this idea. Best wishes jxxx

sonja_w said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A pretty little card, will watch the video later.
Lydia
X

dmj from kettering said...


Love the small card, off to Bedford for the day, will watch video later,




Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty little card. Like you I am a big card person, but this is so pretty and striking and catches the eye. Will have to try and go small (lol).

Love Rosemarie x x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Something a bit different, small but packed full of detail, and easy to post. A great card.
B xx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful little card,so full of detail.
Congratulations to Arwen.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,such a pretty card today small but spectacular .Will watch the video later .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card so pretty. love Jean Z xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Small but beautifully formed! This little card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Arwen.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love this idea and it's so different. Sometimes this is all we need, particularly to go on top of a present. Will be watching your video later to see how you've achieved this. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I just love this Die and the card it has made is so pretty!
It will help with the postage too!
Well done Arwen!
Take care
Love Marg

lilian said...


Hi Sue, this is just up my street as I mainly make small cards, absolutely lovely.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love doing shaped cards with my dies and this shape is beautiful. I love the colour combination and all the dies used, the video shows us how easy it is to achieve shaped cards giving us more versatility with our dies.
Congratulations Arwen!
Thank you Sue and CE for my comment winner prize I received it yesterday! X
Hugs x
Heather T

Aspiring crafter said...

Love this dinky and elegant card Sue!
Have a good weekend,
XxRuth

Suemac said...

Small but perfectly formed.

Anne said...

This is just gorgeous, Sue. I have the day to myself so will watch the video later and hope to have some crafting time.

Anne (Northampton)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Something a bit different for you but equally as gorgeous. I love using your larger dies to create fancy shaped cards and the post gives me some more inspiration. Thank you...

auscrafts said...

a small card that's full of detail, and it would be easy to post,a big plus for me, A great card.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely cute card with so much detail I love it
Kathy B x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love making shaped cards xx hazel

sandy acland said...

very pretty!

Sandy (tort)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card love it

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, as the saying goes beautiful things come in small packages. The shaping & colours are just beautiful. Congratulations to Arwen. Yvonne xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a difference sort of card for you but how clever is that using the die to create a card shape. Love the colour to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Annie Pennington said...

Fab card Sue. It's nice to make something a little bit different.

Annie P
xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

So pretty, so dainty yet full of interest...love that pop of pink on the flowers...

Congratulations to Arwen on her card win...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful little dinky card. You dont always have to make a big card to have that WOW factor. The flowers gives it that pop of colour. Congratulations to Arwen on her win.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely little card, as the saying goes, nice things come in small packages!!
Will watch video later.
Today is our Golden Wedding Anniversary, gosh where have 50 years gone!
Congratulations to todays winner.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

gwen70 said...

Such a pretty little card, so sweet

Sylvia Yates said...

What a pretty, dinky little card today Sue. I love it. Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card and another way to use your smaller dies.xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

I love die shaped cards, and yours is gorgeous :))
Thanks for the video!

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A really useful small card. It is very pretty.
Regards,
Evis M.

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue beauty in a smaller packet I will try this one love the die thank you love always June Horrocks xxx
Congrats to the card winner xxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Wow this is different for u a wee dinky card lol.
It's so cute. I'm used to doing 8x8 these days these seem to be my popular size.

Congrats to arwen on winning Wednesday's card.

Bathroom almost complete just a massive mirror to go up on Monday plus the new lights and a few little snags but it looks amazing in comparison to what had been there

Love to all xx

iReneM said...

Such a beautiful little card today, Sue.

My preferred size is A5 - for ease of posting you know :)
- and envelopes easy available to fit.

This is a nice idea for the 6" square card blanks
I bought recently.

Superb vid tut as always :)

Congrats to Arwen

x

Tressa said...

This card just goes to prove that a small card can be just as beautiful as a large one. This is truly gorgeous. The principle could be applied for the multitude of Christmas cards that need to be sent out at the lowest postage. I think another purchase is order...... rats and I have to pay up for a cruise next week and the money pot will be empty for a while. Ah well, the joys of the credit card!!!!

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Just watched the Vidio sue I love it thank you xx

Pam Elder said...

Hi Sue
Just finished watching your vido. What a beautiful dainty card.Love it.
I shall be trying a variation of this. Thanks Sue.

Paula said...

What a lovely little card! Such a surprise to see a small card on your blog, I love it. :)
Congratulations to today's winner, you're a very lucky lady!
Hugs for all those in need,
Paula x (WelshPaula)

granny sue said...

Just beautiful. I love this smaller card for a change. SueL x

SueJ said...

They say good things come in small packages and this card is no exception.
A beautiful card Sue and great use of dies.

Congratulations Arwen, enjoy your card.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful so dainty and pretty love it.

Hugs to all

Congratulations to Anwyn

Annx without an "e"

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. What a cute little card. Just shows, it doesnt have to be big to be beautiful.
Love Val x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I love these type of cards, and this one is so pretty and dainty, I love it. Video as usual is great and show how to make these cards
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love, love, love this card. It just goes to show that small is beautiful. Big cards are lovely but they cost a fortune to post and get an envelope to fit where as this is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.

Beverley W

Jock Seaton said...

Great size card! More this size please, cheers.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous small card. Very intricate, detailed and pretty. I love it. Thanks for your video.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I simply adore this little beauty and how you've decorated it

Smiles

June x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Gorgeous!

Kate's Cards said...

Very cute! xx

Suebak said...

Getting away from sharp square edges has a softening effect. What a delightful card.

Susan x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is small for you.
Beautiful card, great to have ideas for smaller cards as postage is so high.
Normally all my cards are about 6 x 6.
Would love to see more ideas for smaller cards too.
Congratulations to Arwen.
x

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What delightful 'baby' card. It's just adorable and half the size of your usual ones! I love it. I feel I need to go and sort through my dies to see if I have any that would work in the same way :)

Amaryllis watch...the tallest flower stem seems to have stopped shooting towards the ceiling and the second one is quickly catching up. The bud is still upright, however, if you look at it, it now looks like the back of Batman's head, with the little ears sticking up...yes, folks, it's beginning to split open. Fingers crossed I should be able to let you all know just what colour it is in a few days...exciting isn't it lol.
Bejay xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the shape. Congratulations to Arwen. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, how unusual to see an actual card! I love the shadow effect that you do and have tried it myself although it never looks as good. I have a feeling that I don't leave enough of an overlap. Hopefully you will have one on display at Ally Pally so I can have a closer look.

Lisbeth

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card/ cards! I love how you have used the dies and your flowers are so pretty! I haven't watched the video yet but I will do that later.
Tracy glad you are happy with your new, almost completed Bathroom! How are you feeling today? Hope you have been getting some sunshine too! X
Bejay - the suspense is killing me!! Lol! X
Love to you Sue and all friends on the blog! Xxx

Valerie Meare said...

Hi Sue, This card is gorgeous and a lovely way to use the fancy dies. More please. I prefer smaller cards as I am aware of the high postage costs.

Val

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I LOVE this dinky card. Great video, too.
Hugs, Rose

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous little card Sue, so cute and pretty and it's lovely to see some of the older dies getting an outing too. Could we have more like this please? Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Arwen congratulations on your win xx
Jess congratulations on your golden wedding anniversary xxx
Tracey your bathroom sounds lovely xxx
Melody and family if you are looking in I'm thinking of you xxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, they say the small is beautiful, and this is,love it.Hugs Theresa xx

Pearl said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the video,

Thank you

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card and I just love these dies...

Anne

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue and the video was very informative. Off to look and see what dies I have that would work. Congratulations to Arwen. Enjoy!

Lynne L said...

What a gorgeous dainty little card I absolutely love it!

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
A lovely little beauty love it
take care
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

I had to chuckle to myself when you cautioned about throwing away dies by accident.... been there, done that... love shaped cards. My fav sizes range from 5" squares to 6" squares... easier for making envelopes, too, or finding ready made ones.

Your card today is so stunning.... so feminine. BTW, how on earth do you keep your nails so perfect? Mine suffer terribly when I craft, especially when using lots of inks.

TIP... in the course of my hubby's surgery and because he's sensitive to latex surgical tapes, I discovered paper tape that's perfect for securing dies onto your cutting plates. It's dirt cheap... so much less than brand named temp tapes...I found a generic brand at Walmart, two roll package for about $3.00...will last me a long time.... more $$$ for buying dies. LOL

Thanks for another great video...

Jan D., Florida, USA

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW. WOW !!! This card is soooo cute !!! I really love it. This die set is still on my huge wish list and is now getting very close to the top of it !!! I think it is such a pretty die set. I love how you have made a smaller size card using the outter shape of the die. Your shadow effects with the dies look great and those cute little glittery flowers are beautiful !!! It is so nice to see some of your older die sets being used alongside the new sets. I really hope you will bring us more of these sort of cards showing how old and new die sets can work together. Thank you for sharing such a pretty card today.
Sending you lots of love and hugs to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

ursula said...

Wow, I really do love this creation, I must admit I have never actually done this, should give it a try.....those little glittery flowers just finish off a superb card...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great little card. Love the demo.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. And yes I think this is the smallest card I've seen you do. I love small cards.

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - I have just watched the video and I absolutely adore this card! I tend to do small cards, so this is perfect for me. I have got the Grace die set and also the 'Wishing you brighter days' set, so I shall just have to substitute some others for the remainder. That won't be a problem, as I am something of a collector of your dies! Thank you, hugs Gilly x

Scottydog said...

Lovely, dainty card today Sue, love the smaller size, very feminine. More please!
Congrats to Arwen!

terrie said...

Congrats to the new winner...enjoy the card
Sue, I like the shape card that you created.....the die is wonderful
thanks for the video.

Jean said...

Just beautiful!

KarinsArtScrap said...

o wow Sue it´s gorgeous
Gr Karin

barbara macaskill said...

What a delicious delicacy this card is!! LOVE the dainty flowers and the shape is lovely! TFS!

Eunice said...

Sometimes the smaller cards look so lacey and intricate!!! What a great idea, thanks Sue.

Tracy Stitt said...

Yeah Myra I went for a wander up the town. Went into my local craft shop which I've not been in s while bought a sue die of course lol one of her old ones which was on sale always a bonus!!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Good things come in small bundles and this is not good, it's fabulous! I love it.
Bejay, I'll be singing "Show me the way to Amarillo" all day ha ha.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Oops, sorry Sue, I forgot to say Congratulations (another song) to Arwen. xx

Anonymous said...

Delightful, Sue, but think more of a quarter-pinter! Never seen one so small on your blog. Always do bigger ones, but perhaps may give littlies a try. As ever, thanks for the video.
Well done to Arwen on the card win.
Jess Watson - congrats on the Golden Wedding.
Jan - yup, been there with the tape, too!

'P' in Wales

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another delightful card, just watched your video loving the small size.
Congratulations to Arwen on winning the card.
It is my husbands birthday today, family coming across so busy getting tea ready have a lovely weekend. Take care
Hugs
Jennywren x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a pretty little card sue x how tempting it must be to layer it onto a larger card xxx thanks sue once again for your inspiration x
Congratulations arwin x
Just a quick visit today as sadly my nephew lost his battle with cancer early this morning and a bit numb he was just 13 xx
Hope all are ok and sending hugs to the wilsonettes who need one x
Theresa w xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, So cute! I love this card and the detailing on all the dies you have used. The flowers are just the perfect 'finishing touch'. You have reminded me that this is how I used to make shaped cards before 8" x 8" squares took over my life and that I should seriously try making them again.

Jess - Congratulations to you and Mr W on your Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Bejay - I can't wait, I'm on tenterhooks :-)
Arwen - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, you have a gorgeous card coming your way.

Frances

fluffycat said...

Theresa W - just seen your post. I am so sorry and please accept my condolences and know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Frances

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card. Thanks ever so much for the smaller card. Please do more small cards! Thank you for the video.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
What a charming little card.
Margaret xx

IVY Cheong said...

Lol yes small but absolutely beautiful !!:-) Have a good weekend, Ivy C x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such a sweet Card, lovely, size doesn't matter, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Arwen Perry.

Best wishes

Humberta Goncalves-Babbitt said...

Hello Sue,

I absolutely love this card! Please make more of the smaller cards. Thank you

dragonswing said...

Really love this card. I shall have to order that sentiment die to make a card for my cousin who has been dealing with health issues this past year. He would love it.

Laura O' Connor said...

lovely card ,so nice to see how to do a shaped card ,Laura O

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonlettes
Wow a Gorgeous little card it's so beautiful Sue I love small cards but usually make 8 x 8 ones.
Dies & colours are lovely excellent video.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratlations Arwin enjoy your card.

TRACY pleased you're bathroom is almost compleat & you managed a walk to the craft shop,& had a good bu

Beay the suspension I can't cope HaHa.

BETH (((((((Hug's)))))) hope your ok xxx

Wheelybad how are you my dear ((((Hug's))))) ((((Cuddles Billy))))

THERESA W my thoughts & prayers are with you sorry for the sad loss of your nephew so young
my condolences for all the family Hug's xxx

Love & Hug's for all Wilsonette xxx

karenlotty said...

Big things come in small packages! It's gorgeous

Helen Bell said...

Hello Sue

What a cutie! Love how delicate it is. I especially love the beautiful little flowers. I enjoyed the video too. Thank you.


Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary to Jess and Mr W. I hope you enjoy your day.

Condolences to Theresa W on the loss of your young nephew. Very sad.

Love Helen xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card Sue. Please may we have some more of this size.
Jan
Northampton

Janet Wilson said...

Fab card, love the idea of using the die to cut a shaped card.

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card and have really enjoyed watching the video. All these great ideas keep coming thank you so much.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE BRIGHTER DAYS DIE. ON MY LIST LOL HERE WE GO AGAIN. FALLEN FOR THE GRACE DIE IN A BIG WAY. IT MAKES SO MANY DIFFERENT FRAMES. SO VERY PRETTY. GRAND CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely to see a smaller card and a clever
use of this die.
Rosemary xx

liz spooner said...

What a lovely little card Sue, I am wondering which of my Sue Wilson dies I can do this with as I haven't got the brighter days.xx

craftynanna said...

Evening Sue, what a gorgeous little card but I would be tempted to stick it on a 8 by 8. LOL, great video, hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Sorry Arwen, congratulations on your win. Johanna

craftynanna said...

Evening Sue, what a gorgeous little card but I would be tempted to stick it on a 8 by 8. LOL, great video, hugs Johanna

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a dainty little delight and such a pleasant departure from your normal cards. It will really appeal to those who prefer to create smaller cards and proves that your dies can be adapted to suit anyone's taste or budget. It has given me plenty of ideas for adapting other die shapes to this theme but I must admit that I , like you, prefer to work on a grander scale despite the postage costs.
How refreshing to see one of your older dies from the Italian Collection, I love it when you mix up your older releases with your newer dies- many other brands would avoid this simply because they are only interested in pushing forward newer products and the hard sell, but you have integrity and want to see all of your collections used,, that I respect and appreciate.
Can I just say that you and your products have revolutionised my crafting and for that I will be eternally appreciativexxxxx
Apologies for my rude absence yesterday, I had a rather challenging day attending my first appointment with a psychologist to work through my grief over my Dads death so I felt quite drained mentally afterwards. Woke up with a migraine this morning which is probably a hangover of sorts from the therapy session:-), I wouldn't have minded so much if I'd had a drink or three! So I eased myself into the day and decided to have some quality me time watching a DVD of Spectrum Noir tutorials....I'm really serious about learning to colour properly because I think the effect of stamped images with some of Sues dies would be stunning. I don't have difficulty with the techniques when shown, it's having to contend with over 170 colours and working out what colours blend with each other and complement one another....I get a little confused with warm and cool tones of the same colour:-( maybe I should stop being so anal and just have a play and enjoy myself:-)
Jess, congrats on reaching such an impressive milestone!
Tracy, your bathroom sounds lush and worth all that mess and disruption, enjoy it when it's finished....
Theresa, how incredibly sad, I'm so so sorry for your loss- losing anyone dear is difficult at the best of times but losing a child is that much harder to bear. I hope you find the strength as a family unit to get through this dreadful time. Hugsxxxx
Yvonne, enjoy your break away with the boys, hope the trip isn't too exhausting for you and that you can get a broadband connectionxxxx
Hugs to Pam, P, Linda, Beth, Rebecca, Deb c, Maria, Lorraine, Wheely bad and anyone in need of a cuddle, there's plenty to sparexxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Oh! Congrats to Arwen on winning this weeks beautiful carexxx

Lainexxx

Theresa Pace said...

what a pretty little card. so striking. love it, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I really love this really pretty die and you have created such a lovely little card for us this morning.
Lesley S x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful little card,love it,what a good idea ,
thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Theresa W - very sad for you all. It's impossible to make any sense over the loss of a child, so hard and so unfair.
Sending sympathy and big hugs.

'P' in Wales

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Sue your cards the last few days have been sooo good and
your little ones today is perfect as I like making
smaller cards because I sending quite a few abroad so
to save on the postage wish have gone up some silly I
trying to make the cards small ans flat but not always
an easy thing to do :-)

Congrats to Arwen for winning the beautiful card.

Condolences to Theresa W and family, so sad x

Lorraine- it's a shame we don't live closer to eachother,
then we could play with the Spec.Noir together. I have not
a whole set but have no clue either what I do :-) hug x
Yvonne- have a lovely break and recharge your batteries
and get your mojo back for some crafting when back home.
You missing AP this year ? x
Beth- it's great to have you back. Hope the visit to the
vet went well. take care x
Tracy- your lucky with a new ,nice bathroom. Looking to
get a new kitchen..... Hope you feeling alright x
Wheelybad- take care and cuddles to Billy. Hope your
migraines are gone.x
Lynda- take care, no more falls x
Sending hugs to all who need one, I have plenty.

Take care all and hope our missing friend soon will
be coming back, miss you.x
hugs Maria x

lilysmum said...

What a nice change, a small and quite delectable card. As my dear old mum would say "good things come in little parcels".
Hugs and best wishes to all, Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as ever :). Love your work Sue.
Becky Ferguson

Sandy H said...

Small but stunning. Lovely to see a shaped card. Anyone would think you designed the die with the idea for this card in mind! The sugaring on the flowers is gorgeous. I usually make 5 x 7 inch cards but think I'll have to look through my dies to see if there are any I can use like this.
Congratulations to Arwen on winning Wednesday's card. I'm envious.
Congratulations to Jess W. and Mr.W. on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. Hope you had a lovely day.
Theresa W., condolences to you and your family on the loss of your young nephew. Life can be so unfair.
Take care everyone.

Arwen Perry said...

Hi All
This is again an absolute gem for me - so pretty and so easy to do if you have the wonderful dies!
I'm doing a happy dance I won a card!!!!

Arwen Perry said...

Hi again to all the lovely ladies who come on here with varying degrees of regularity.
I for one do not always have the greatest internet - it keeps getting flooded or various other things happen to it.
So this morning I'm catching up on everyones news and views about the cards Sue has made and posted. The videos that no doubt cost a fortune to make not to mention the time it takes to travel to and from the studios where they're made. The astronomical amount of prep that goes into making all of these cards and well just all of it. I don't know how she does it and remains such a caring, kind and generous spirit.
I speak from personal experience - I have had a really difficult time over the last couple of years - and Sue and this blog and her videos gave me strength and courage when I was really scared. She did not do it for any reason other than that she is such a lovely human being.
So I'm usually a mind my own business type of person - but given that all she does for all her girls, perhaps the blog is not the place to air your feelings about each other?
I'm sure that for just a few minutes of each day that we spend here we can be kind to one another.
I really hope that this comment doesn't go awry - it isn't a criticism - just a comment - made from reading all the others during my lovely catch up time.
This is a place we can come to be in touch with others who enjoy the wonderful world of crafting!
Love to all!!!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue and all the other crafty people ......

What a delightful card, and in a smaller size too. I must have a go at something similar.

Thank you for the video too, I always keep your videos, so I can refer back to them.

Congratulations to Arwen on your win.

Have a lovely crafty Sunday.

Love n hugs from Dorothy from Baldock

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning Sue, I love the shape of the card and the video is a bonus, thank you X X X

Vie Carter said...

A nice small card

Vie
x

America said...

NOW these itty-bitty die shaped makes are exactly my kind of cards! :) REALLY LOVE how this turned out! You always provide such great video tutorials to inspire folks! Thanks for all you do Sue.