Thursday, 28 April 2016

Increase Or Decrease It




Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's video is all about making your dies work for you.  Whether you need to make your dies larger or make them smaller to fit the projects you are working on, it is quite easy to do and I can show you how in today's video card.











The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

163 comments:

Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue, gorgeous.
Bejay, I messaged you on FB last night, think I did it right. If not let me know and we can try again, what day did you leave the post and I will check back.
June so happy to hear you are starting to improve, slowly but surely.
Wheelybad, migraine is horrible, hope you feel better soon.
Tracey, I know it must have been so hard for you, but it had to come out, you have been so strong for so long now, it must have been like a pressure cooker. Now you can move forward and start to bring out the real you. You are a brilliant strong lady.
Daily hugs to all including our missing friends

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. You give us so many different ideas on how to use our dies,rather than just the obvious. Thank you.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very lovely card.
also great video.
Take care Kitty.

Marion Bull said...

Beautiful card today. Love the colour!
Maggie Bxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Beautiiful card. Will settle down and watch the video.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue.Look forward to video later.
June pleased you are feeling better. JJx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love how you make use of all your dies by mixing & matching. Yvonne xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today, I love the colours you have used also.
I have started using my die cuts like this just adds that it extra to the cards. You have certainly made me realise I can do so much more with my dies.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Loraine Jefferis said...

Thankyou for my prize Sue a lovely set of stamps thanks again. This card is beautiful I love it will watch the video later when I finish work. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Teresa c said...

Very pretty card Sue love all your ideas xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the new dies thank you tracyw also thank you for my prize sue xxx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card and very easy to follow video. Thanks Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the way you adapt everything x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this really pretty card.
Its amazing how watching your Videos make us "think" about alternate ways of using our Dies.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I must do more with my dies when I get more time
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card and a fabulous video too. I must start using my dies in different ways! Hugs to all. Sue XXX

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card love the colour(can't get video to play will try when I get home).
Nancyd xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really good video Sue today, I saw it the other day and thought it was so good, and you can't even see the join, haha!!

The update on me is that I had a much better night, I think we are going on the right direction now, got wound clinic later so am hoping that that will be good news. Still rattling with all the pills though. haha

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

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card & a very useful video.

June-glad you're starting to feel better.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, Maggie is so pretty as is the Gemini, and love the dusty rose cardstock. Lots of chopping going on, hard to be as brave as you lol. Thanks as ever for the video.
Tracy - you've been so brave so now just use the counselling as a Finishing Touch!
Hope you got the wig sorted.
Missing our chatty friends - Norah, Yvonne G and 2 x Lorraines.
Wheely - hugs for you and Billy.

'P' in Wales

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for the inspiration - its always great to see new ways of making our dies work for us! I love the colour you've used too :)

Laura K x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Need to catch up on your videos - been really busy at work. Love the card - will watch now for inspiration. We all get stale at some time. Nice card!
Anne M xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really stunning card, and great video, showing how to change the dies. Thank you for all the inspiration. Have a great day all. Bx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the way you chop up your die cuts to make different shapes. Love the colour too. Thanks for sharing.
June...So glad to hear you are on the up.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

ang said...

Fabulous video I need to play around with my dies more angxx

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue,your video`s are so useful and the way you use your dies is amazing,great value when they have so many uses,thank you,Linda x

Jan on the Fosse said...


Beautiful card Sue,will watch video later.
Jan

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for another pretty card, saw you do this on your YouTube channel, colouring looks so complicated but as you show it isn't.
Keep them coming
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Sandra Williamson said...

I am one of your biggest fans, started to follow your work back in the days when you did stamps for creative expressions...and am still here!! i love the things you make, but would like to ask if you could say where or which sentiment stamps you use, please? i never seem to be able to find the lovely little sayings similar to those that you use...i want to try to make my cards as perfect as yours, but a plain "Happy Birthday", or "For you", some times is not eneough!!Can you mention if possible, the stamps and where we can get them, too..or maybe you should start making them to go inside with the stamps to did for range???? Hope you dont mind me asking.Sandra

hazel young said...

Lovely card, i use this trick often xx hazel

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card I'll catch the video after work xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

A really pretty card! Lovely colour combination and design. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design those dies are beautiful. I really enjoyed the video they are always inspirational. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful and I love the dies you have used. So I'm off to watch the video now

Debs Cards xxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, You are such a clever lady, wish I could think the way you do, love the card.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another beautiful card and very clever to even think of adapting the dies in that way, it would never occurred to me to do that (guess that says more about my creativity limits!). Thank you for the great tutorial, the increase /decrease technique does need to be seen to be fully understood and I'll now have the confidence to have a go myself.x

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I'll watch the video later to see how you made it - I've got a sugarcraft class this morning!
B xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card made with some gorgeous coloured cardstock. You are such a clever lady when it comes to your dies as you always want more from them. Thanks for another of your great videos.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

hettygarlick said...

Lovely card. I never think about increasing or decreasing the dies until I see you do it Sue, but then when I want to make a card I forget about it again!

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Will watch video later. Looking forward to learning your pearls of wisdom no doubt.

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, how incredibly clever and inspirational and awe-inspiring you are. Thank you as always for sharing all your talents with us. Love, Ivy C x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card again Sue, and I love how you show us different ways to use the dies. Thank you.xx

Sylvia Yates said...

A lovely card again SUE. Love the Maggie die and beautiful colour combo. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is a really pretty card, I will watch the video after my breakfast, I like the way you change the size of your dies, you certainly give us our monies worth
Kathy B x

doreenj said...



What a lovely card, Sue, think that colour cardstock is great!!!




Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card and it amazes me what you achieve with your dies. Am looking forward to watching the video later this morning. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A great video today. Love the colours you have chosen for this card. Going to be brave a give it a go (lol).

Love Rosemarie x x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

When I saw the title of today's blog I thought we were in for a knitting masterclass, lol...and then the pics came up and I watched the video...how clever you are! Maggie looks even better when enlarged like that - I do love that die...

Izzy

Anne said...

A gorgeous card, Sue - love the colour. I've looked so hard to see where you have altered the dies but can't tell at all! Will have to watch the video.

Anne (Northampton)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I had a senior moment this morning came on the blog pinned your card watched the video and left with out making a comment lol! Today's card is so pretty, I love the colours you've used. It's such a brilliant idea to alter the size of your dies it gives us a wider scope.
Hugs to everybody that is struggling with health or emotional problems.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card - I love it :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

karenlotty said...

Pretty card and colours You inspire us to take second looks at our dies to see where we can snip and cut etc Will watch video later

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card and great video - I shall certainly look at my dies with new eyes..... it hurts to cut into them........... but I shall harden my heart :-)
Have a great day, everyone.
Hugs, Rose

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, what a clever way to alter the size of the Maggie die which I adore. your card is so pretty ,love the colours .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card and a very inspirational video, clever use of the dies. I do love the Maggie die.
Lydia
X

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous. Going to watch video later as I am looking forward to being able to use my dies in other ways
Luv
Karen xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely colours, fab dies, a beautiful card

sandy acland said...

Stunningly beautiful, love the dies used and the colour used.

Sandy (tort)

marg said...

Morning Sue!
Beautiful as always!
Take care
Love Marg

fame01 said...

Morning sue
Well what a great card just so pretty and elegant I love it
Thanks for sharing with us
Hugs Sarah N xxxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and no big bow taking over .
great video too.
Marion H

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue it's beautiful sooo preety thank you for the Vidio makes so much sense to get all you can out of the dies you have love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Great idea to cut dies down to increase and decrease . It makes the dies so much more versatile. great video and such a gorgeously pretty card . Love yvonne bennett xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright but oh so cold morning, my poor magnolia has been hit with the hard frost which is a great shame. A beautiful card to cheer me up, I love the Maggie die and it really done look gorgeous on this card with that gemini border. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I saw you do this on TV and thought the idea was a real eye-opener. This just creates so many possibilities for our existing dies as I always forget that you don't have to use them exactly as they come out of the dies.

Love the card and especially the pink card.

Lisbeth

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so pretty, love the dies you have used. love Jean Z xxx

Sunset Bay said...

I love the way you think out of the box Sue, and are so willing to share yours great ideas with us. Thank you xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! xx

SueJ said...

Lovely card and dies.

carol quinn said...

So pretty
Carol

Alison Thorne said...

Thank you Sue for showing us how to make more use out of our dies. I am working on a card which this technique is perfect for. xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Very instructive video which I enjoyed immensely and a gorgeous card. Colour scheme used made the card 'pop' out.

Tracy, you have travelled a long road and the counselling will help you get back on track. Take all the time you need, I felt I had lost 'me' for a while too after my sessions had finished and this is an excellent way to help put that one foot forward every day. You are an amazing lady, your determination has shone through in all your posts.

Gurt big uns (((((HUGS))))) to all in need of one today, especially those who are still not well. May your day be kinder to you.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue lovely card great video you make it look so easy to cut & alter the size of the dies & the result is gorgeous!

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue , looking forward to seeing the video later

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue lovely card great video you make it look so easy to cut & alter the size of the dies & the result is gorgeous!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Will watch video later as very interested in this as I have sooo many dies but sometimes as you say they are just not the right size.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew.

Oh very pretty card. I'll look forward to the video as I get so much info from them. Keep them coming sue.
I called CE and they had handles in stock so a new one is on its way thanks sue! So I've had to tidy crAft room whilst waiting lol

Wheely. Believe it or not the past 6 months has flown by just cause one treatment basically followed the next. There was difficult times but I just put my head down and hot on with it.
This is just the next stage as I'd been strong and not really thought about it too much.
Can't imagine what it must be like for u having migraines all the time I wish there was something that could be done for u to help or remove what's causing them x

Pam. U hit the nail on the head! I did feel like a pressure cooker and yeah I popped lol. But it felt good to talk to someone that was unrelated to me. At least I know it's normal to feel this way and it's the next stage of getting through what I've been through lol x

Love to all xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Watched this video a couple of days ago and it's a great lesson on doing something different with the dies. The card is gorgeous

Tracy, hope the counselling helped and sometimes a good cry does too. xxx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The Maggie die is so beautiful and now even better with the Sue cutting treatment. This card is just lovely and the colours are perfect.
I am going to re-watch the video now and check through my other dies to see what ideas I can come up with, so far I have only managed rectangles to squares but as I tell the grandchildren "Practice makes Perfect" lol !!!!
hugs
Muriel x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue just back for a week before I disappear again so a lot of catching up to do! Such a pretty card and will watch the video later. Just need a clear stretch of time to do some crafting and put all the ideas into practice! Live from Jackie xx

Jan.moogie said...

Love this card from the colour to the design and then to get a tutorial on top woohoo. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card and a very useful video. Thank you Sue.
Rosemary xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Sue and great video

Anne

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very delicate, detailed and pretty. Thanks for your video.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a pretty card.
Doreen R

DeCor said...

You are so great at making the most out of our dies. This is so gogeous. Watched the video and still when looking at your card I had to look really close to see where Maggie was cot..you're so clever to see all of these great tricks. Thank you again.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very girly, I will watch the video later, it will inspire me to look at my dies differently.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, that colour is so pretty and bright, a really cheerful make you smile card. What a great idea to expand a die, I'm sure I would have thought of it in about 6 years time so you have given me the prod I need! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
June good to hear you are making progress xxx
Tracey it's been a long journey and now you've stopped its catching up with you. Sending you a big hug xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such a pretty Card. Knowing the Maggie die has been cut in 4, I thought the overlaps and joins where great, even close up. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for more inspiration - lovely use of the dies. and the colours are great too.
Sue Mac

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue you make things so difficult you keep on producing such amazing cards. I am going to the NEC in July they are putting on an extra craft show but what new dies do I get, the list just gets longer.

Annie Pennington said...

This card is simply stunning. Thanks for the informative video. Will have to Pin it so I can find it more easily.

Annie P
xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
What a lovely card. I just love the colour as well.
Regards,
Evis M.

Paula said...

A stunning card Sue, I love everything about it! I'm going to make a cuppa so I can sit and watch the video in comfort, as I always do. :)
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! I've got so many of your videos lined-up now to watch when I get some time!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Well I Watched The Video Earlier On "You Tube" And I Loved It So It Was Fabulous
To Watch Again And Now Keep In My Bloglovin Folder....
I Really Love How You Increase/Decrease A Selection Of Your Dies, Making The
Dies Work For You, Making Them Larger Or Smaller To suit Your Particular Card Or
Project I Love The Stunning Colour Pallette Even Though The Deep Pink Is Not My First
Choice, I'd Love To See It In Black And White, You Know How Much I Love Black And White
Together. You've Used A Selection Of Tremendous Dies "The Maggie Die, The Mini Gemini Dorado"
Also "The Truly Tremendous New Zealand Background, Also The New Zealand Wellington"
All Dies I Love So Very Much, No One Does A Better "Job Likes You" At Increasing Or Decreasing
The Dies, You Make Us Realise When We Purchase A Die We're Not Just Purchasing One It Could
Turn Into So Many Different Things, With Imagination.
I Love Watching Your Video's And If You Go Into Joanna Sheen Shop And Click On The Photograph Of Yourself
Where That Days Particular Video Is There Is A List Of Products Used Which Is Extremely Helpful Also Mentions
All The Dies, Inks, And Sentiment's Etc:
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Truly Tremendous Card You Truly Inspire Me, And I Can't Begin To Tell You
How Much I Appreciate Everything You Do. Each And Every Card Is A Masterpiece As Are Your Extremely Informative Video's
What Did We Do Without Your Video's, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing.
Sue Take Great Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Meg Owen said...

Lovely card today Sue.

Love
Meg
xxx

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the video.
Hugs Jennywren x

Anonymous said...

Love both the posted card and the video card....so pretty. I used your idea for recessing die cuts on many of my Christmas cards last year and I was so happy with how they turned out. Love the colors you used for both cards, too. Always beautiful. Jan D., Florida, USA

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely Beautiful card today so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card!!!! Off to watch the video now....sounds like it'll be full of really useful tips!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Tressa said...

The versatility of so many of your dies means that reducing and increasing sizes can be easily done. The question therefore arises, why don't I do it. I can,t think of a good answer so I think it is a session in my miniscule craft room playing with copy paper so see the effects.

This is a lovely card and the demo shows that it shouldn't be difficult for me to achieve something along the lines of your end product even though it would have to be different dies!

Teresa

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. I love the pink that you chose to go with the white, very pretty. I feel, after watching the video, that I can trust myself with the scissors in the craft room now. I've always been more than a bit worried about cutting through my die-cuts. Now I know that it's easy and, hey...if I go wrong it's only a piece of card in the end isn't it and I can just cut out another shape and try again :).
Pam: I've found your message and sent you a reply :)
Bejay xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Like the way you have tuerned an oval die into a fancy square on this card.
Margaret xxx

terrie said...

The card is just lovely and I also like the color...
well done....some great way to cut and make your die cut work for you.
well done Sue

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another lovely card Sue. will look at video later. Hope you are well.
Regards
Lorraine - Scotland. xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another lovely card Sue. will look at video later. Hope you are well.
Regards
Lorraine - Scotland. xx

iReneM said...


Beautiful!!

Great vid tut as always :)

x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Fabulous dies, wonderful card and oh so useful tutorial. Thank you.
Tracy, just take your time.
June, GWS
love to all
Maureen xx

Scottydog said...

A lovely card, I'm looking forward to watching your video.. Strangely I tried this method yesterday - I cut a plain Alexandra background then cut it in half to provide a border to the die cut. Was pleased with the effect, just seemed to finish the card off.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty feminine card for us today, love how you have enlarged the Maggie Die will have to try that. Great video - as always.
Wendyx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card sue and I've been studying it closely to see where its cut before I watch the video and haven't figured it out yet x I love the colours you have used x
June so pleased things are getting a little better and really hope they continue to improve xxx
Tracy you have been through so much bless you x even with a fantastic support system you need someone neutral to talk to without judgement or guilt x you are doing so well and hopefully you can shed the load off your shoulders x sending you hugs x
Yvonne and laine hope you are both well and not gone off on a party cruise together xxx
Lorraine f hope you are well too xxx
Beth missing your comments x
Take care everone x
Theresa w xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely card and a very useful video, Sue.

Jean said...

Gorgeous layers!

Heather Cheesmur said...

Hi Sue, I noticed on your video that you gave the size of the paper that you first used and this is so helpful. I make a lot of your cards and it is really difficult sometimes to work out the sizes, even though you give the finished size, so giving the size for the centre piece is great, for me anyway.
Thank you Heather Cheesmur

Tami Grant said...

A fabulous card Sue and thank you for the wonderful video. I struggle to make use of my dies at times so this is very helpful.

Crafti Moggie said...

Thank you Sue, the card today is fab and the video was great to show how you made the dies work so well.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Gorgeous card today and the video was wonderful. Thank you once again.

Tracy...hang in there and remember that you are amazing!!!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs to all!!! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A great video, really helpful and a truly lovely card! Thanks for all the inspiration.
The New Zealand Background Die is very useful!
Tracy - those tears will have done you the world of good! You are doing absolutely everything you can to aid your full recovery! You are an inspiration!
June - glad you had a better night.
It was lovely here earlier albeit a bit chilly! Now we have rain! Hey ho I guess the garden needs it!
Have a good day everyone,
Love to all, Myra xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a pretty card you have given us to look at today
I absolutely love it
Thank you for your inspiration and your sharing that with us all
Hugs to you Sue
And hugs to everyone else that may need one
Take care
Theresa G xx

ursula said...

I just love what you have done here and thank you for showing us, many a time I look for a die to fit somewhere and nothing comes to hand, so this is really great to know that you can cut and piece them together to make it bigger or smaller....I just love this card...luv Ursula xx

Arlene K. said...

Beautiful card, Sue, on your April Die Release 2016 Noble Dies on Apr 13/16, what is the name of the die you used that sits behind your sentiment, cut out with white and backed with the blue. I can't find that die. Thanks Please email me at arlene_king@rogers.com

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card Sue and I have just watched the
tutorial and will try to be braver and cut in
some of the die cut outs. Like Bejay say, it
is just a piece of card.

June- I'm glad to see you getting better, hope
the clinic visit went well x
Wheelybad- so wish it was something we could
do for you. Sending you a hug and one for Billy too x
Tracy- you are a wonderful and strong woman, you will
get better and your hair will grow back. You have
your life back x
Yvonne and Lorraine- where are you, hope you ok with
your sore mouth Laine and Yvonne, you haven't
done anything and laying up at home. hugs x
Lynda- hope Annie is good. Have been stamping away
here so have now plenty of bottles and glasses :-) x
Bejay- must have missed your announcement how your
flower came out. Bet it was beautiful x
Norah - you are also missed both here and in the cafe',
do come back !
It's gone very cold again so I'm sending warm hugs to
you all and also to our missing friends,do hope
you are alright,
hugs Maria x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a gorgeous card today. Beautiful colour card too. I bought the Maggie die at Ally Pally and it is really lovely, not had chance to cut into it yet, but now I've seen how much more scope you can have with cutting into it I probably will give it a go.

Love Helen xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue! Great video.

barbara macaskill said...

Spectacular! I love the color of this one and the increase/decrease of the dies is wonderful! I love being able to maximize ways to use my tools and this is a great technique! TFS!

magpie said...

Hi Sue, wow love this card and loved the video. They are so much appreciated. I love the colours you have used which, is strangely, what I was using a couple of months ago. Beautiful creation Sue, "thank you" xx Love Karen xx love and hugs to all Wilsonettes who are in need xx

Virginia Davey said...

Very pretty love the video

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love today's offering, not particularly a pink fan, but somehow this one works for me. The option to be able to change the size of the die is great and a useful tool to have in your arsenal. Love it....Thanks again for sharing

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. This is a gorgeous card. Will watch video shortly as I must find the courage to cut up my dies! I get nervous about it. X

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Had the pleasure of Lottie all day but the weather God's just not on my side ! Snow flurry over the Moore's at 6.15 this morning so down to 20mph along with all the 'super motorway' road works what a wonderful start to the day - not. And torrential rain on the way back just !! But what a beautiful sight as I opened the door to your blog. A real pretty welcome. Dont think i will stay awak to watch your video but it will be the first thing i do when i get up with the dog at 4.30 in the morning... ohh how i wish they did sleeping tablets for dogs lol im desperately in need of a lie in even if it's only till 5.50.
Hope you've had a good day Sue xx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, just love the style of this card. Fabulous.
Love Val in Spain x

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely ladies
wow what a stunner today, gorgeous colour scheme. Sue I love the way you show us how adaptable our dies are and it doesn't matter if we can't get every die because we really can work with what we have and create something completely different, you're such an inspiration.
Hugs to all my crafty friends.
love Deb C xx

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, love the way you can change the size of the dies.

KarinsArtScrap said...

o this is gorgeous Sue and so chique.
Gr Karin

liz spooner said...

This is such a gorgeous card, I have just received the Maggie die and cant wait to play.xx

Dawn Holben said...

A fabulous card today Sue and I love the way you have altered the sizes
to what you need.
I have been playing with the Maggie die today and your paper pad and I love them both.

Laura O' Connor said...

great card Sue ,loved the video ,just shows how to alter all your dies ,Laura O

gailgale said...

Very, very lovely card!!!!
Thank you for the video. I can never figure out how to extend my dies. They always look funny. I will have fun playing with these dies.

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a gorgeous card!! Love the die cut!! Very beautiful!! Love the color combination too..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Theresa Pace said...

clever, but then you are a clever girl! hugs xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty dies and colour. Where's the join?!
Jan
Northampton

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love that shade of pink. Such clever cutting of the dies, as a famous comedian used to say "you can't see the join" :-) Good video as always, thank you.

Frances

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! What a fabulous video !!! I really love all your ideas and techniques. You are so clever to go chopping die cuts up and increasing or decreasing them !!! I love the dies and colours you have used for today's card. The "Maggie die" is a very pretty die and is on my huge wish list !!! You cannot even see any of the joins. Such great techniques to be able to use to make our dies into the size we want them to be. I managed to talk hubby into letting me order the Intertwinning Circles Mini Striplet Die today. (Pretty skint until pay day !!!) I have a birthday card to make for my step daughters fiancé. I think this die will be perfect for him, not only that it was very high up on my latest wish list any way !!! I do really love your striplet dies Sue. Thank you for a really great, very helpful video today and your usual gorgeous card. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today, especially to my friend Tina E and her family during difficult times.
Lots of love and hugs to you Tina from Tres x x x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Stunning card Sue, I really must catch up on your videos soon.
Had quite a day as it was Fibromyalgia course so had to get up early, also my son was leaving to go back to Blackpool so that was very emotional.
The drive down wasn't the best as driver should not be driving anymore, also he didn't talk so it felt very uncomfortable.
Course was fine except for getting dressed after hydrotherapy. Came out and waited for the transport home, and waited and waited. Thankfully a lovely nurse looked after me and then when she went home took me to the care of some more lovely people who fed and watered me. So I left home at 10:50 and got home 7:10.
Could really do with resting tomorrow but it's my Mum's birthday .
Ah Well, sending love n hugs to all xxx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

I would call this creation Pretty In Pink...... love everything thing about this card

Smiles

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great demo.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
Wow stunning card today love the dies used its so pretty
I just love everything about it.great video
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY Hows your counselling going I hope it's helping especially talking with
Someone outside your family. you have been through so much so your aloud to have a good cry
You have coped so well going by your Posts your always sound so positive.
In my eyes you are one brave & courageous lady.hope you got your wig sorted Tracy.
How's Alice doing have you met up latly give her a Hug from me when you next see her.
Love & Hug's Lynda xxxx.

WheelyBad How are you my friend hope the Migraine is calming down can't believe you have
Suffered with it for so long. I realy feel for you as I also suffer them they are horriball,but not for as long as you
Wishing you better soon
Love Hug's for you Big cuddles for Billy xxxxxxx

MARIA you can use the bottle & verse Stamp set as long as yo need it.Hugs Lynda xxx

Eunice said...

I love how you have reduced these dies and they look remarkable!!! I love the color of the card, thanks Sue!

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card using the Maggie die. Love the pretty pink colour.
Take care everyone.

Shell B. said...

Wow what a beautiful card am stunned by the dies and stamps!

DeCor said...

You are so great at making the most out of our dies. This is so gogeous. Watched the video and still when looking at your card I had to look really close to see where Maggie was cot..you're so clever to see all of these great tricks. Thank you again.

pippajb said...

Oh dear , I will have to work harder, more dies to buy. Lovely card.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Jane Franklin said...

Very late today for commenting! So thats how to do it, I really need to look at my dies and make them work for me. Thank you for the video it was good and I love the card. Luv jxxx

gingernuts said...


HI sUE. What an amazing card, Not sure quite how to do it but I think all will
be revealed when I have watched video. Love to win.
Mavis L x

Su said...

Simply...gorgeous!

sued99 said...

Lovely, lovely card. Haven't managed to catch the video yet but will hopefully do so this weekend.

Sunset Bay said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. You give so many ideas and are so generous with your inspiration xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, only now commenting on your cards, had a fall and hurt my ankle,
do you no sue, if it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all, ha ha ha
Anyway sue your card is beautiful, love the colour, just love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

This is brilliant Sue! Shows us more ways to make the most of our dies X X X