Saturday, 7 May 2016

Building with Borders

Hi crafters!  Border dies are not just for borders!  You can use them to create a unique background and overlapping them gives you even more options!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Marion Bull!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card!

The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Very delicate looking
Congrats to Marion, enjoy
Lynda, sorry to hear about you having Angina. Get ECG as soon as you can, I was diagnosed with Angina but actually had a different heart problem which required different treatment. Stay strong Lynda, you are always there for us.
Lorraine thanks for letting us know, please pass my best wishes and a big hug to Yvonne.
Daily hugs to all, including June, NannaTina, Tracey, and thinking of our missing friends

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, love today's card and the colour.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Such pretty delicate colours.
Congratulations Marion enjoy your card.

Jan.moogie said...

Oh what a lovely lacy card Sue and so so pretty looking forward to watching the video after work. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you,
I watched the video on you tube Thank you a great video.
Congratulations to Marion.
Take care all and have a good weekend, Kitty.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. Will watch video later. Happy weekend.

Suemac said...

Stunning card

Karen Drew said...

My first thought on this card was WOW!!! It's beautiful
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card Sue , like the Lacey look very delicate . Congratulations to Marian. JJxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Happy Saturday Sue.
What a pretty card to start the day with, it's so delicate and you have used one of my favourite shades of blue, the aqua is so pretty and soothing to the eye, what a difference from yesterday's 'ode to John' with those strong masculine colours.

Well Sue, you've said it a few times but yes, Andy is a true keeper bless him, I've had a really nasty week thanks to the Crohns disease that plagues me and after unpacking the grocery shop he'd been to get he offered me a bag with a kiss and a smile and said "this is because you've had a poorly week" and he'd added your Thank You circle die to my collection ! I'm just looking forward to this little hiccup that life brings us sometimes to disappear so I feel well enough to go into my den and play with my new addition. I'm so lucky.
Well Sue, hope you manage to enjoy a small amount of free time whilst we have some decent weather at last and have a lovely day xx

TDQ Karen said...

What a lovely card, love the many uses you find for all your dies.
Congratulations to Marion x

JAO said...

Delicate looking lace, great card Sue.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful, delicate card, I'm going to watch the video shortly. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Fabulous Lacy card Sue. So delicate and feminine. I love it. Thank you.
D x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, todays card is really elegant, it is amazing what you can do with your gorgeous dies Sue, you are the Queen of designs.

Congrats to Marion, enjoy

Still healing slowly but getting there.

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

Anonymous said...

Pretty card today, Sue, gentle colours and nice use of the border. Altogether lovely.
Thanks for the video.
Lynda, bit of a wait and hoping ECG goes well - meantime, take it easy!
Also Steph, having a tough time too. Ohh yes, Andy a keeper!
Laine, thanks for Yvonne update - missing her banter. Send her hugs pls.
Marion - well done on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a beautiful lacey looking card. The pastel colours always look lovely and what a great way to use all those boarder dies we have in our collections. Congratulations to Marion on winning Wednesdays gorgeous card. Hope the weather is kind to all of you over the weekend and keeping my fingers crossed that this could be the start of our summer.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning pastel card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for another pretty card. Border dies are very versatile. Lovely colours.
Congratulations to the card winner!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty lacey card the colours look so cool

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card today. I had watched the video on you tube. I love the aqua card, it is a colour you never get tired of.

Love Rosemarie x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card today. I had watched the video on you tube. I love the aqua card, it is a colour you never get tired of.

Love Rosemarie x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love the lacy look to this card, really beautiful, and made with border dies, fabulous !!
Congratulations to Marion !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

gailgale said...

Such a lovely card, Sue.
I love all these new dies.
Would you please demo more from the Belgian line.

Unknown said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

A really pretty card this morning. Really like that colour soft and subtle.

Congrats Marion on ur win!!!

Lynda b. Not so great for u chick. Hope ur ecg goes ok. Keep ur chin up dolly.

Steph. Sorry to hear I've been poorly too. Crohns isn't very pleasant I know. And yeah I agree andys s keeper lol. That was nice of him hope u get time to play with it soon.

Love to all c

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card today Sue! Lovely colour combination and wonderful card design. Debra x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love that border die it looks like lace. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Karen Derbyshire said...

Sweet card Sue, settling back to watch the video now.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Loving today's card as it's very soft and elegant, the aqua is such a pretty colour.
Congratulations to Marion, enjoy your card! x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Morning Sue. The use of the borders is so effective. I need to experiment more!

Barbara Gosden said...

hi Sue
Lovely card. Congratulations to the winner.
B xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue very pretty card .I like the Aqua card it is so soft and elegant looking. Congrats to Marion . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty.

Congrats to the card winner.


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty feminine card today with the beautiful lace, the boarder is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations Marion on your win xxx

Chris Curry said...

Love this card and the colours you have chosen Sue. Such a delicate looking die and overlapping adds dimension. Thank you. Xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning very lacy & delicate. Congratulations Marion. Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, love this card it looks like lace, it's nice to see that the border dies are so versatile that you can use as a background
Kathy B x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations Marion! Lovely card today. Will watch when the little ones have gone home.
Anne M xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, such clever use of border dies ! Love the colours too!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great idea very pretty. love Jean Z xxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card very clever use of border dies lovely colour combo.

Congratulations to Marion.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card Sue.Love this borders.
Gr, Elly

I have a blogcandy.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the borders. Congratulations to Marion. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

BenteS said...

Beautiful and feminine card with these soft colours.
And thanks for a great video!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I looked at this lovely card and thought ...I didn't get the Buckle Die!! Strange how one thought can trigger another!
Well done Marion enjoy!
Swallows are back so Summer is on its way, they are about two weeks late this year!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous girly, lacy card, love the use of the border die.
Will watch the video later.

Unknown said...

Really pretty card
Congratulations to Marion


crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty delicate card today.
Congratulations to Marion.
Have a great day

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the great demo.
I have the Australian collection so I will be able to have a go!
Véronique L

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card today sue x the border dies are lovely and lacey x the aqua is gorgeous and I'm slowly running out so must get some more x thankyou sue once again for your inspiration x
Laine thankyou so much for the update on yvonne please send her my love x hope you manage to get your cards done x
Lynda what a shock x hope your ecg goes well and you feel better soon x sending hugs x
Steph sorry you've been suffering too x what a thoughtful hubby you have x hope you feel better soon x
Congratulations marion x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

hettygarlick said...

Very pretty card. I love the Australian border.

Wings said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & the colours are just right
Congratulations Marion
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue. Such a lovely, lacy card. & what a great way to start the weekend, watching one of your very informative videos in bed

Narrowboat girl

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Wonderful lacy card this morning, so pretty and feminine and all that sugar frosting sets it off beautifully...

Congratulations to Marion...

June, good to hear you're on the mend finally...


gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue surprising what you can do with borders

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a very lovely and lacy card, a great way to use the border dies, and the video is great. Well done Marion. Have a great day all. Bx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That's so pretty, lovely ise of the borders

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, love all your alternative ways of using things, xxx

SueJ said...

A really lovely card Sue, love the die and the colour.

Congratulations Marion.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, very delicate looking. Love the way you have used the border die.x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous , delicate and so pretty card!
Congratulations Marion , enjoy your card!
Anne xo

Unknown said...

To My Very Dearest Friend Sue,
Yet Again Another "Truly Tremendous Card" I Truly Love
The Fabulous Colour Pallette The Coconut White And The Awesome Aqua
I Love The Superb Dies That You've Used, The Beautiful Australian Corner/Border/Tag
The Wonderful Australian Brisbane, The Australian Sydney Die All Fantastic Dies....
I Love The Truly Wonderful Fabulous Sentiment's From Creative Expression Such Great Fonts.
I Love Today's Delicate Clean Elegant Card Its Just So Very Awesome Sue Thank You So Very
For Sharing I Love Your Tremendous Blog Each And Everyday You Truly Inspire Me I Truly
Appreciate It More Than You Realise.
Take Care Sue
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue,
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To Marion For Winning The Wednesday Gift Card.
Hugs To Lancashire Steph, I Really Hope You Feel Much Better Very Soon.....

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on yet another dry but cloudy day, long may it last. A beautiful card today and I love how the border creates those diamonds in the middle. Hugs Shirleyxxx

Anne said...

Stunning card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty. I love the colour and all the sparkle! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Sue and pretty borders


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful, delicate card today, love the colour combination, another one to try and emulate.
Well done Marion on winning Sues card, you will love it.
Have a lovely day everyone, take care, Jess xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is such a pretty card the dies, the colour I really really love it.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Good morning

Very soft and delicate card today, love the colours but the dies give that extra wow.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card.
Evis M.

Tressa said...

Another great card encouraging us to use our corners and borders die sets, in this case the lovely border that gives a beautiful lacey effect. Add that to the aqua card and the overall effect is stunning. Thank you.


iReneM said...

This is beautiful, Sue.

So very delicate and lacy.


nattyboots said...

So lovely Sue
Congrats to Marion .x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and delicate and I love the colours. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Good morning Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Beautiful, elegant card today...I could sit and watch your videos all day long if I had the time. You make everything look so easy.
Congratulations Marion!
Lynda and Steph...feel better!
Laine...thank you so much for the update on Yvonne. Please let her know that I'm thinking of her and sending hugs to both of you.
Have a beautiful day everyone!
Hugs to all. ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and I love the way you have used your borders, it gives a completely different look on the aqua card. Lovely video, and congratulations to Marion for winning Sue's beautiful card. Best wishes

Paula said...

What a pretty card today Sue! In my favourite colours again too, what more can a girl want? :)
Congratulations to the lucky winner.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a pretty card today! I love it!
Lynda - very sorry to read you are unwell ! I hope you get the tests very soon and you get the treatment you need ASAP! X
Pam - thank you - what would we do without you! X
Love to Sue and everyone and congratulations to today's winner! Xxxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
So very glad I bought the Australian Collection, the border is such a gorgeous die and looks so lacy and pretty on this beautiful aqua and white card-always a winning combination.
Thank you for the video, so very helpful, I am definitely a visual learner. I have been watching on You Tube and learning lots.
Congratulations Marion!
Have a lovely weekend, hope the sunny weather lasts for you,
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card today and it will encourage me to use those borders and corners I tend to
forget about!
Lesley S x

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is such a soft delicate looking card Sue with the very soft aqua colour just being enough to pop the whole card. As i was looking at just how neatly the borders fit together made me wonder if when designing then you think about "well if i make this this height and that so high, then i will get them to meet at the smallest points but overlap at the highest to fit snuggly against each other" or do you try cutting them out to see what sort of sizes you would need in the first place to do the various things? You can tell the brain was whirring around at looking at todays gorgeous piece of WOW. This would make a lovely card for numerous things not just a birthday or something special like that but for just becasue cards, thinking of you cards, thank you cards etc. Thank you Sue for a beautiful WOW design once more x
Lynda flower, i hope that your scan is good news and that you are feeling oh so much better soon, but please rest and take care of yourself. Mum had heart problems as well and boy oh boy when she had an attack it was truly frightening for her and for me watching knowing there was nothing i could do for her except look after her that we bit better and me set down the rules instead of how it had always been. My mum was maybe a tiny lady but she had pure fire inside her and wouldn't be a burden as she put it to anyone and especially not her daughter. But sometimes you need to give up some of that firey spirit and accept help flower, please take it easy and take the offer of help if you get it. Sending hugs to you this morning flower x
Marion, congratulations on winning this weeks card, may you have much enjoyment from it and inspiration.
Well its an ok day here at the ok corral Glenochil but it might get better so i will go and get started on the house work for today. Have a good day everyone and hugs being sent to Tracy and all who need them.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
Have a good weekend

Debs Cards xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
The Aqua card is such a pretty colour, I love your card it's beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Laura O said...

lovely card ,love borders ,Laura O

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Thank you for sharing this.

Crewe Trish said...

I love this card I like the way you always come up with different ways of using your dies more value for our money. Stephanie my daughter has crohns disease and I know how useless we feel when she is having an attack what a wonderful husband you have.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, and clever way to use borders. It's another WOW!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Roe

nzillingworth said...


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I love the design using the borders to create a background and the lovely soft colours. Congratulations to Marion on winning your Wednesday card

Special hugs to June, Lynda and Steph and all who are having a tough time health wise, get well soon

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Anonymous said...

I, too, love the lacey look and the colors are so soft and pretty. Great card and video.

Congrats to the winner!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Scottydog said...

A lovely card Sue, delicate with that lacy look, however I think it's that colour which really adds to the delicate look. Off to see if I have any
card that colour to give it a go!

Congratulations Marion on your win - enjoy!

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely card today Sue, beautiful shapes and colours that show the dies off to perfection.

Thank you,

Pearl xx

sandieann21 said...

Pretty card and colours

Kate's Cards said...

Pretty colours! xxxx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, love the aqua and the borders that you have used. A wonderful way (and reminder!) of using borders and the video was fantastic as always! "Thank you Sue" x sending love and hugs to you and your family and to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Congratulations Marion! Wonderful! :) xx Love karen xx

terrie said...

Great looking card and the color is so pretty.
well done Sue and tfs

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely lacy card in beautiful aqua and white. What a great way to use border dies and the bit of bling makes them something special.

Marion - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy your pretty card.

Short on time today so hopefully will catch up with the comments later.


barbara macaskill said...

Lovely in lace! Such a sweet and delicate card!! TFS!

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another lovely and very useful video. Loely card.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today and what a fantastic way to show us what else we can do with border dies.


Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card it looks so delicate and feminine.
I love this aqua colour, it all combined to make a gorgeous card.

Thank you for sharing.

Hope you're having a good weekend, love and hugs Brenda XXX

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
What a preety card it books so delicate you give us such great ideas
Jenny Briggs

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Unknown said...

Stunning card sue love it the colours are beautiful as are your dies thank you. Congrats to Marion xxxxxxx
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Unknown said...

Wonderful card made with the border die Sue. Brilliant idea.
Love Val in Spain x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, I have some border dies so will have to get them out for a play.
Sat at the hospital with hubby he's had a tiring day so he's having a little sleep so trying to catch up with comments and watching trains coming and going as I'm 11 floors up with a lovely evening view
Congratulations Marion on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card Sue.

I went to the Port Sunlight stamp show today and didn't see any Creative Expressions items on any of the stands, it was so disappointing.

So I came home and bought what I wanted online :-)

Annie P
xxx said...

Lovely card Sue - it reminds me of the lovely tile designs in Alhambra palace. Hope you're having a lovely weekend, Susan x

ursula said...

I just love this technique, have done a few of these myself....beautiful card Sue, thank you....luv Ursula xx

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty card and colours xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a elegant and beautiful card Sue

gr karin van eijk

liz spooner said...

A stunning card today Sue, simple and elegant.xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi a Sue
A lovely card today. Very frilly look to this card.

Eunice said...

Such a delicate looking card and done with borders!!!! Amazing!!!

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Fabulous video tutorial, as always, I always appreciate being led step by step through the construction process. Beautifully simple, elegant and dainty lacy delight, I love the bling background with the gorgeous border dies creating a white on white dream. The inclusion of yet more of the Australian border die in the central element is a lovely touch, I particularly like the aqua tones, very fresh and springlike and suitable given the start of some sunshine and pleasing blue skies this weekend. The combination of coconut white and aqua is truly a winning formula, add a bit of bling and one or two Sue dies and voila! you are left with a fantastic work of art:-)
Whilst we didn't have "bad" weather today in Stirling, we didn't have temperatures exceeding 20c either, just cloud:-( Hoping for better tomorrow....they are predicting a record breaking amount of good weather this summer, but I fear that they really only mean the south of England because more often than not Scotland gets the raw deal, it's the price to pay for beautiful scenery and fantastic people I guess:-)
Took the opportunity to finish some cards for my brothers birthday. Boy, I hate doing men's cards, I invariably just do whatever design takes my fancy whilst trying to use male colour tones, naughty I know, but who is going to complain when they know that you have taken the time to handcraft a card rather than simply buying one?:-) I've been missing Brodies input, he is spending hours each day wandering in and out of the house and I miss his company...the novelty of going out is still strong and he doesn't know when to have a rest. The good news is that with all this exercise he appears to be slimming down, our main reason for letting him out but I fear that he is far too friendly with people, they just speak to him and he comes over with his tail pointed in the air in welcome whereas Darcey, you wouldn't see her for dust if anyone tried to get near her.
Thanks for all the well wishes for Yvonne, I'm sure she will appreciate them and I'll pass them on when I next speak to her. Hopefully she will be back on the blog soon cos she's missed....I've no one to slag off while she's away:-)
Steph, what a lovely hubby you have, if I want a die I have no option but to buy my own:-( How kind and thoughtful. Crohn's disease is dreadful and I really feel for you, how nice to have a partner that appreciates the struggles you experience, hope you feel better soonxxx
Lynda, what a dreadful week you've had, and what a shame that you can't get anything resolved until the 12th....great though our NHS is, it doesn't help our anxiety when there are delays in our treatment. Take it easy, I've had a heart attack and know how debilitating the shortness of breath can be so get plenty of rest and be careful not to overdo thingsxxxxx
June, hope you're feeling better and didn't need another course of antibioticsxxxx
P, thinking of you after your recent loss, how are you bearing up?xxx
Special hugs to Beth, Yvonne, Jan, Rebecca, Maria, Theresa, Wheely bad, Linda, Lorraine, pat, Pam, Tracy and melody, plus cuddles to anyone in pain or suffering...or who just feels like one!:-)

Crafty hugs


Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the video,always enjoy watching.Stunning lacy card.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew
Wow Sue what a beautiful card you have given us to feast our eyes on
It is stunning my friend absolutely stunning
Ticks all my boxes
Have a great weekend everyone
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really pretty card, love the lacey effect.
Rosemary xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and delicate card, very feminine. Great video as usual.
Congratulations to Marion. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely lacey card today great use of borders

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely lacey card today great use of borders

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely lacey card!! Love the use of the borders!!
Moxie Craftie

Theresa said...

very serene card. reminds me of a lovely beach, hugs xx

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a absolutely gorgeous colour, I can make this one yeah, well done Marion on winning the weekly draw, stay safe and happy everyone, love Johanna

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a absolutely gorgeous colour, I can make this one yeah, well done Marion on winning the weekly draw, stay safe and happy everyone, love Johanna

Unknown said...

So so pretty. Lovely Lacey card in a perfect colour way!

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sie,

This card is beautiful, very delicate. I also like the colour combinations.

Happy Crafting

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Alison Thorne said...

Pretty pastel colours, again making good use of the corner dies. Very nice xx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A very pretty Card. Great dies, I like the overlap of the border on the Aqua Card, lovely colour. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Marion Bull.

Best wishes

Su said...

Love the clean simplicity of this card.

Unknown said...

Lovely card


Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so pretty, I love the layout of those beautiful dies and of
course the beautiful colour.