Thursday, 12 May 2016

Doubled Borders

Hi bloggers!  Today's video card shows off a different way in which to use the Zigzag border.  It makes a great addition to any card and looks great when doubled up too!

The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Love this beautiful card.
Pat, how awful for Sarah and family to have this disappointment, the waiting is the worst thing.
Steph, sorry you are not well, Norah how is Tia
Bejay - you are naughty but I can't criticise as I do the same thing, feels more secure than a ladder.
June, still thinking of you
Hugs to all, Tracey have a brill time, NannaTina Tina and husband, and all our missing friends.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love this Sue - black and white always a favourite. This flourish is on my wish list.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Pretty card Sue,

Alison Thorne said...

Good morning all - I am up early today to celebrate my partners birthday, but first things first - I have to check in on this blog. Black and white - classic colours and I have all the required dies. Guess how I will be spending my day once the birthday boy has gone to work xxx

Loraine Jefferis said...

I love love love this one Sue. You've made the flourish look really gorgeous. I must have a go at this one. Thanks for the inspiration Sue. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and a great video, Thank you so much.
Take care and have fun kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Zig zag makes a nice border and the flourish is one of my favourite dies. JJxx

tracy w said...

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card I must have a go later.Thank you for passing on your ideas.I have a bit of a block at the moment.Must get back in my craft room.
Jan x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love black & white cards . Yvonne xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Very striking card this morning Sue. I love it. I think I might have to get this flourish. It looks great.
Thanks for all your inspiration.
D x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love black and white cards, need to have a play with this design.
Mick moved at 6pm to the rehab at the other hospital had a really bad day with pain but rang them this morning to say he had fallen asleep will see him at lunch time
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card love the dramatic cards.
Nancyd xx

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning! Thank you for the tip on the removable tape with this die, as I have been struggling and I love the pattern so much. Love these monochrome cards,

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I'm falling in love with this flourish. Looking forward to watching the video but I might have to wait until the weekend and have a "Sue fest".
Pat L - so sorry that Sarah's op was cancelled at the last minute. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love black and white cards like so many others. This zig zag border is so useful for so many occasions.
Anne M xxx

Debra K. said...

Fabulous card today Sue! Loving the colours you've used. I wasn't sure about the zigzag border but it looks wonderful on this card and the sweetheart flowers go perfectly with it. Debra x

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Thank you Sue for another stunning card!!
Black and white really makes a card POP!!!!
Need to get zigzag border. Your inspiration is amazing and your ideas for dies is second to none.
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them.
Tina T 🤓xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very chic and ooh-la-la card! I love the flourish die, it's next on my list! Thank you for sharing and for tip about holding the zig zags in place.
Have a great day everyone.

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, so dramatic, the dies and embossing is fab,

Thank you,

Pearl xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just love this card. Black and white never fails to impress and the flourish lo beautiful. Love these heart flowers and I haven't stopped making them since I bought the dies! I don't have the zig zag border but will improvise as I love this layout. Thank you for yet another beautiful card, will be watching your video later. Kind regards

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card as always.

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, I bought the zigzag border as soon as it was released but I haven't used it yet. This is just the inspiration I needed.


Clare W said...

GM Sue. What a card. Love it! When the zigzag border first came out I wasn't sure about it at all. Then... I fell in love! I plan to use it on some father's day cards when I finally finish sorting my craft room out. At the moment most of its contents are strewn about the house. I had a moment of madness last week. Everything out and deep clean it day last week. Trouble is its going to take much longer to sort it out and put it all back! The beaded swirl is a fave already. Fab die.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A stunning and striking design with a gorgeous flourish.x

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BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is very classy and elegant, black and white is a favourite colour combo of mine, and all the dies are beautiful. The zigzag border is on my wish list. Great video too. Have a fabulous day. Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! I have the flourish die and the sweetheart flowers so I must give this one a try and substitute for the zigzag.
Anne xo

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love this card, black and white always look great. Thanks for the tip about the tape.

Love Rosemarie x X

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, would make in other colours also.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. I do love watching your videos I learn so much from them. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laura O' Connor said...

love this card ,so appealing .Laura O

dmjones said...

Love the video, Sue, black & white is so elegant, too!!

Doreen x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today, I will watch the video later but I am so pleased I took the plunge a couple of weeks ago following one of your Hochanda shows and bought the zigzag border, it looks fantastic on this card.

Off to wound clinic this morning, been weeping quite a lot in the night, which might be to do with the honey, hope so. Thanks for your kind wishes Pam

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

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Theresa said...

Hi sue ad all your crafty crew
Love today's card this die is one I thought to myself. How would you use that!
Now after seeing your card it is now on my to get list. Lol
Hugs to all that need one and good luck June at the clinic
Off to have a shower
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card - elegant and beautiful. The more I see the sweetheart flowers, the more I like them.
Hugs, Rose

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,black &white card my favourite .I fell in love with your flourish after I watched John's demo last night on Hochanda .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and fantastic tutorial, thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
This is just beautiful, gorgeous and lovely all rolled into one. I have the zig zag die and had cut it out but couldn't quite tame it, now thanks to your video I have used the removable tape and am very happy and ready to create with this lovely die.
Muriel x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, love the colour combination. I don't have the zig zag die but may get tempted now. Thank you. I watched John's repeat show this morning, missed the launch due to a fantastic Il Divo concert, very interesting.

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card! I love this idea for the zig zag die - think I'll have to bump that further up my wishlist!!

Laura K x

Anonymous said...

Great card today, Sue, thanks for the video with all the tips. Don't have any of these dies but it's such a great layout, feel sure it's possible to substitute sriplet/flourishes etc for a similar look. Love that gentle wisteria card, too.
Happy hols, Tracy!
Pat, so sorry for Sarah's cancelled op and now you have to wait anxiously again.
Norah - do hope Tia is pulling through, such a worry.
Hugs to Wheely, pink Laine (sooo naughty!), Yvonne and friends in need.

'P' in Wales

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card today. Love the black and white, and the look of the zigzag border. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card I will have to have a go at this one. love Jean Z xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I was wondering when the Bed of Roses folder would the ZigZag border is really growing on me - love the two-tone effects you can achieve with it...


Aspiring crafter said...

Love this zigzag border Sue , great card and will watch video when I get home,

nattyboots said...

Loving this card Sue
Take Care
Elaine H X

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dearest Special Friend Sue, Well
This Will Be My Last Comment For Just Over A Couple Of Weeks
I Love Today's Tremendous Card Also The Very Informative Video!!!!!!!
You Always Break Things Down So Much More Easily So We Can Understand The Use Of
Your Dies Etc: Much More.
I Truly Love The Bed Of Roses Embossing Folder! One Of My Favourite's.
I Love The Colours Of Today's Card Black, White, And The Stunning Wisteria (Colours I Just Love)
I Love All The Fabulous Dies That You've Used "The Sweetheart Flowers" Great That You Now Get Both Sets
Of The Flower On One Die "The Awesome Beaded Swirl Flourish" "The Zig Zag Border"
We Are So Very Lucky You Bring Us Such Tremendous Dies Yesterday I Received "My String Flowers Die"
I Felt I Needed Them In My Collection After Watching Lisa Use Them On Hochanda, So Today I'm Going To
Play With More Of My Dies...
Sue Thank You For Your Terrific Blog You Truly Inspire Me Daily And I Truly Appreciate All That You Do Your A True Artist, Bringing Us Such Masterpiece's Each And Everyday.
Take Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I have to admit that when the zig zag die was first revealed I was amongst others that wasn't overwhelmed by it. But since I've seen so many gorgeous samples made by yourself and especially America and the talented group of ladies on the fb pages, it really has been showed off beautifully. It maybe the Planest of dies to look at in the raw so to speak but WOW it really packs an amazing punch for all occasion cards and for all genders and ages, I've seen this die used in so many unexpected and inventive ways it makes you sit wide mouthed at its versatility, saying that Sue, it's not living with me yet but I intend to remedy that asap.
I shall be getting my craft fix via John today showing your launch before the last (I can't believe Leonie didn't remember she stood beside you at the AP live show while you told us your reason for calling Maggie - Maggie) !! How can she NOT remember seeing these gorgeous dies before lol barmpot lol.
Hoping to get back into the craft mode soon once my weekly injections start to dampen down the inflammation - jeez, 2 injections a week now, I'm starting to run out of skin sites on my tummy lol.
I shall sit and enjoy your video with a hot large cup of coffee now grandad has left to spend the day with his special little princess, just done first nappy change of many today (just hope he's put it on the right way this time lol) that's another story lol 😀
Sending you hugs and much love for the day Sue xxx

NORMA said...

Love this card Sue. All your cards with your zigzag die are just great. Birthday coming soon so fingers crossed. Thanks for another lovely card x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card and great video thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen Drew said...

Monochrome always looks classy. I do love that zig zag border.

Karen xx

Annie Pennington said...

What a striking card. I love it. The zigzag border looks lovely.

Annie P

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue the zig zag is certainly proving itself in this picture got to have it. John did some great work with your beautiful dies last night thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxc

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How lovely, your flower arrangement reminds me of a fascinator, fab

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card today Sue and guess what the sun is trying to come out. I love that zigzag strip and I must get around to playing with it. John is doing you proud with his demos love them. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today, the whisteria card is so soft and subtle and looks fab with the black and white. I too wasn't sure about the zigzag die but the more I see it the more I like it! Might have to investigate further! Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Nana Tina good to hear your hubby has got to rehab now, I hope they get his pain relief sorted and you start the next stage of the journey. Xx
June good luck at the wound clinic, I hope it's the honey working its magic xx
Norah sending hugs, I hope Tia is improving xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such an elegant card this morning and I love the dies and that lovely embossing folder you have used.
Like many others I was unsure of the Zigzag die but it really does look great on all the cards you have shown us so I must now put it on my list!
Lesley S x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Oh my oh my I just love this. Monochrome has to be my favorite combo colour. So easy to use to adapt to male and female cards.

Well ladies I'm off on my hols this afternoon to loch long. So far the weather is dry with a little sunshine trying to poke thru. But as long as it stays dry happy days. 4 days away from everything.
My dads not been well so he's been staying with us the past few nights so I can keep my eye on him lol. He's staying with my sister whilst we are away. I'm worried about him as he's getting a camera down his throat next week at hospital to see why he can't keep much food down :-(. I have to take him and wait. Dr has his suspicions hence the quick appt at hospital.
However I'll try my best to enjoy my break away.

Norah. Hope ur wee dog is doing better.

Wheely. Lovely to see u back honey. M

Love to all xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning lovely Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes,
This is quite striking looking Sue today with your zigzag band across the front of it and those beautiful flourishes coming out top and bottom of my lovely sweetheart flower. I treated myself to those flourishes just a couple of weeks ago and oh boy have i had fun using them. They make a stunning flower rosette when cut a few times and arrange the next fanning out from the first, i love them. Thank you Sue for a great card that i can although i don't have the zigzag die, i have all the rest of the components just for a change. I hope that you have a lovely day flower and that gorgeous weather that i have up here is what is gracing you and the wonderful band of Wilsonettes.
Well Tia is coming back to herself slowly but surely although not quite eating all her meals yet, but it will come. I am having to give my baby girl breakfast as well at the moment so that she will take her tablet and pain relief medicine, so she had some shreddies this morning. I am just giving her small but often meals to keep her going through the day and so that she can take her medicince. Sorry folks my brain has disappeared at my spelling the now so please for give some of my atrocious spelling mistakes. Once the pain relief kicks in it gives her a few hours that she isn't crying and i think it must be because she has never been in pain before, or that amount of pain that she has at the moment, i'm just so glad to have my baby 4 paws still with me. Thank you all the beautiful people that is asking how Tia is, it is so very kind of you all, and she is just my baby only she has 4 legs instead of two and i don't need to buy her the latest fashion in clothes, or have her take the bathroom over for 2 hours at a time. She is deciding to sunbathe out the back garden so i am going to put her bed out as i don't want her getting anything in her wound.
June flower, oh i do hope that the wound clinic can help you this morning as we need you to get a bit better for your holidays which are fast approaching.
Pat L, i hope that your beloved granddaughter can see through to the reason why her surgery has been delayed but crikey they know that they need a certain number of beds for people that are desperately in need of surgery that they have got planned, poor wee lass as 6 weeks is along time for her to wait on top off the length of time that it has already taken her to get this far. Sending hugs down to her x
Nanna Tina, oh i'm sorry that your hubby is in so much pain, it must have wiped him out plus the moving to another hospital with new staff when you are just coming to terms with the staff where you are can take it out of him as well. I hope that now he is there that slowly but surely you get your hubby back but it is a long road as our Pam knows with our astonishing Robbie. Sending hugs down to him and i hope that you and he starts seeing an improvement soon flower.
Wheelybad, wow flower you must be so excited about your break with your friend next month. Please try and be good up until then so that you can get as much goodness and enjoyment from it that is possible. hugs on their way to you flower to perk you up and keep you going. And hey, 30 mins each day is better than none so try and enjoy that small window of time that you get in the day before you're washed out like some off us.
Right i will go and leave you all now with hugs going to all the special people on this blog that need, want or could just do with some. I hope that you are all having a great day weather wise as we are having here at Glenochil. x
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

SueJ said...

A stunning card, love the black and white together.
The more I see this die the more I love it.
Really elegant flower die and arrangement.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card and love the dies, I am glad to say I have got two of them just the flower dies to get.
I shall have a nice spending spree when I finally get my pension lump sum through, seems to be taking ages.
Enjoy your day

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very elegant in the white and black with the lovely bed of roses embossed background. Thanks for your video.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card, and the colour combo makes it so elegant!
Your flower arrangement is lovely :))
Thanks for the video!

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card,

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, must get wisteria card - it really is beautiful! Today's card is very elegant!
Many thanks again
Janette X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and great video, thank you for the tips on using the zigzag die as I had found it hard to use

Tracy have a great relaxing break
Nanna Tina I do hope your hubby settles into the rehab and that he will soon be back home
Norah hope Tia has recovered from the surgery

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments regarding Sarah's cancelled op, I really appreciated your support

Hugs and best wishes everyone

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love black and white. This is a die that I thought I would not use, but seeing some wonderful cards made I have changed my mind. Will be buying one soon.
Will watch the video later.

Kate's Cards said...


Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, so elegant!
Rosemary xx

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
the first thing that came into my mind when I saw this card was the Ascot scene from My Fair Lady.
Really lovely black and white card.

Love and hugs

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it

Narrowboat girl

CraftyJo said...

Can't say I love it but I do appreciate the techniques involved :)

sued99 said...

I love black and white cards. I really like the payout of this one and will have to try it out substituting some of the dies I do have.

Martha Barnes said...

ELEGANT! is the word, No doubt about it.

Paula said...

I do love this card Sue! I love everything about it, especially the zig zag die. :) I love black and white for cards too, that would make it attractive for me anyway.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is really lovely how you have used the die cuts, and I'm loving this embossing folder, I know you have done so many different techniques with this one, it is really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful


Jean said...


hettygarlick said...

Very pretty card. It never occurred to me to use brads in the centre of the flowers. I don't know why because I have tons of them in all sorts of colours!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x I've had many an argument with myself over the zigzag die and this has finally made my mind up for me x and yes I do have lots of arguments with myself as no-one else will listen ! I love the flourish and the embossing folder x the video is brilliant too x thankyou sue x
June you must be a very sweet lady to weep honey xxx hope the clinic goes well x
Pat such a shame about the op after all the build up and arrangements made x
Tracy have a fantastic holiday and try not to worry x
Wheely bad sending hugs x
Norah sending a big cuddle for your baby xxx
Steph you have me intrigued about nappies ! Sending healing hugs x
laine you a very naughty ! Put your cream on ! Lol x enjoy the sunshine x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Oh what a striking, gorgeous card this morning. The bed of roses embossing folder is my favorite one ever!!! I love that flourish but when I first saw it, I thought it was just too big for the size cards I make. Then you cut it down in the video and I realized that I must order it NOW!!! The sweet flowers and zigzag border complete this amazing card beautifully.

Pam...I always look forward to seeing your comment first when I visit the blog. You're such a lovely positive person.
Tracy...enjoy your holiday, you deserve it. I hope your dad is ok.
Norah...I'm so glad your Tia is on the mend.
NannaTina...I hope your Mick has a better day today.
Wheely Bad...take good care of yourself so that you can really enjoy your trip to London to see your BFF.
Laine...very clever of you to throw out the birthday card to Sue yesterday. Hopefully, you'll be chosen.
June...hope all went well at the wound clinic.
Pat L...hugs to Sarah.

I've had an amazing week so far. My oldest Grandson Shane, who is 13 and a brain tumor survivor, on Monday was inducted into National Junior Art Honor Society and on Tuesday was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society for his academic achievement. He is my hero and I'm so very proud of him!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs to all!!! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I really love the Zigzag border die. It is really versatile especially for those cards for males. I haven't got it yet but it has just moved to the top of my wish list. Love the card.


gailgale said...

This is so lovely!!! I have go to get that ZigZag die. Have all the rest to make this card.
Thank you Sue.

Susan White said...

Love it - black and white is so classy and the little picot fronds just make this card so stunning. Susan x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue.

gr karin van eijk

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card very elegant, don't have these particular dies, I am trying to use what I have before buying any more.
Take care everyone, Jess x

terrie said...

This card is can go wrong with a black and white card....
Just beautiful...well done Sue

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I this this card is beautiful ....I love the monogrammed look. The floral details is really different and adds a touch of elegance.

Have a lovely weekend Sue

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

barbara macaskill said...

Oh me, oh my! This is so beautiful it puts a tear in my eye! LOVE this!!! TFS!

IVY Cheong said...

My favourite black and white colours. And I have these dies!! Elegant and classy, the way I like it :-) Ivy C x

Simonetta Sappia said...

Beautiful, elegant, but a little challenge for my to work with this border.

ursula said...

Thanks Sue, that is such a beautiful card, I too have tried this die and find it very fiddly, will give your technique a try....luv Ursula xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card in one of my favourite colours. I don't have the Zigzag Border but think I will have to get it.

Sue MacFall said...

Beautiful as usual, Sue.
Thank you.
Sue Mac

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely gorgeous, elegant and chic and goes right in there as one of my favourite ever of your fabulous posts....

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card!! Black and white is always a beautiful combination!!
Moxie Craftie

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Quire a dramatic card and I love it.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
From a sunny warm Lancashire! It's been a glorious day!
Your card today is rather splendid as well! I have the flowers and the flourishes but not the striplet so will try with something else! It is beautiful!
Jan from Long Island - you are rightly proud of your Grandson Shane! Well done and many congratulations to Shane and Grandma!!
Pat - really sorry about Sarah's operation delay. Thinking of you all!
Tracy - Bon Voyage - Loch Long has some lovely scenery - hope the weather is lovely so that you can enjoy it! Try not to worry about Dad!
Norah, my Friend, I'm so glad Tia is on the mend! Relax a wee bit now please! X
Love to all and many thanks to Sue! Xxxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This card certainly shows your dies and embossing folder off to perfection, it's beautiful.
Tracy, enjoy Loch Long and try not to worry. (which is easy for me to say)
Pat, thinking about Sarah.
Norah, glad Tia is improving.
Love to all,
Maureen xxxx

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue
this is a beautiful dramatic card, the zigzag border, sweetheart flower & beaded swirl are fab. The monochrome is very classy.
A special hello to Myra, hope you are well too xx
Love Deb C xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, you are one kind of clever crafting lady to show us how to hold those tiny zigzags together!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such an elegant card I didn't think I wanted the sweetheart flower die but it has jumped to the top of my want list. Jan you must be so proud of your grandson.

liz spooner said...

This is a gorgeous card today Sue, also love black and white classic.xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I am naughty, I bought your zigzag die at Ally Pally and not used it yet, so hopefully your video will give me a kick up the you know what. SueL x

SHARICA said...

Massive fan of this look .. Mega Lush xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love the dramatic impact of this black and white card. It's so striking. I've not got the zigzag die but I love the effect you can achieve with it. I think it's a very useful one to have in your stash...another to add to my wish list :)
Bejay xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful card. Black and white cam look so elegant. Not watched the video yet but will look forward to it later.

Love Helen xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so very elegant and I absolutely love the black and white.
I have the zig zag die and it is so lovely to use and like a child I like playing with the bits that are left instead of saving them lol
Really love this one and definitely on my list of must try.
Also thank you for another fab video demo.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. It reminds me of a frou frou chic kind of card....very elegant and gorgeous in black and white. The swirls and flowers are stunning and like you I collect the "bits". I've got so many gold, silver, cream and strawberry pink pearlescent petals.....I will use x sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family xx sending love and hugs to all Wilsonettes in need too xx Love Karen xx

Theresa Pace said...

this is just lovely. my favourite monochrome. i think i need those swirly fronds now too, hugs xx

Lesley Cann said...

Great card I love the zig zag die which I have bought but not been brave enough to use. No excuses now you have shown me how.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, black & white, really? But no, the wisteria makes it look completely different and allows me to see it for the beautiful card that it is. I like it a lot.

Jan from Long Island - Congratulations to your grandson Shane on his achievements. I see one very (justifiably) proud Grandmother.
Norah - so glad Tia is on the mend.
June - hope all went well at the clinic today.
Tracy - enjoy your holiday and try not to worry about your dad, he will be fine with your sister. Fingers crossed this weather holds for you.


Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card.Really enjoyed watching Johns shows today.

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Enjoyed watching your video. I have this die but not used it yet so it was good to have some Inspiration and tips. Beautiful card. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The Zigzag die is amazing.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Eunice said...

The Zigzag die sure has a very pleasing look. It looks a little finicky, but I suppose the more you use it the more adept you become.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful Card today Sue. Will look at the video tomorrow as getting too late now. Thank you Sue for sharing this.

Sandy H said...

Dramatic card. I might try something like this for the upcoming birthday of someone who loves black and white cards (I don't normally use much black). The flourish is one of my current favourites. I don't have the Sweetheart flowers but I really like the idea of the full and open petals in one set. I hope you'll do this again in future as I have several sets of flower dies where my purse has dictated choosing one or the other but not both.
Take care everyone.

Linda Knox said...

Just purchased the zig zag die so really enjoyed seeing your tutorial. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

OMG, OMG, beautiful!!! My friend was over again yesterday for another day of crafting and we used the same beaded swirl die on some of our cards and we happen to have cut some in black....I also was showing her how you can snip away parts of die cuts and use the smaller funny that you did the same thing on this card. Great minds!!! Well, you have a great mind....

I'm drooling over the Platinum old handle is still holding on (thank you Mr. Fix It Hubby), but when it bites the dust, I'm getting one of these machines. I think I'm moving my piggy bank into my craft room and every day I'll drop in a few dollars...shouldn't take long since I craft almost every day.

As always, love the card and the informative video....YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

nannapat said...

Absolutely love this card Sue, it is stunning. Great video, now all I need is the zigzag die! Pat x

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx