Saturday, 4 June 2016

Bold Border Background

Hello crafters!  Today's video features the New Zealand Noble Border.  You can use sections of this border to create beautiful backgrounds, don't be afraid to cut it into smaller sections, it looks great!

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

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley!!!

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

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

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely.
Congratulations to Dragonsnap, well done
Elaine, so glad Andrew came through op well.
NannaTina, give Mick a gentle hug for me, it must be such a worry for you.
Tracey, how us Dad after his op.
Hugs to all

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Beautiful card. Love the colourway too.
Thank you so much for picking me out as the winner of the card giveaway. Can't wait to see it for real.
D x

auscrafts said...

Lovely card,the black really makes it pop

tracy w said...

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

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card well done dragonsnap2.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and good video, Thank you.
Congratulations to dragonsnap.
Take care and have a good weekend Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Happy Birthday Sue.
Very best wishes Kitty.

Loraine Jefferis said...

Happy birthday Sue I hope you have a good one. The card is really beautiful I love what you've done with the dies. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card Sue in a nice soft colour. Congratulations to dragonsnap2 enjoy your prize JJxx

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card and what a clever use of border dies! Have a very happy birthday Sue!
Maggie B xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue, have a lovely day. JJxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Happy Birthday to a very special lady. Hope you have a lovely day. Todays card is gorgeous. The colours are lovely, the black just makes everything pop. The dies you have used are beautiful but the New Zealand noble border die is fantastic as it looks stunning as a background or a focal element. Congratulations to Dragonsnap2 on winning Wednesdays beautiful card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats dragon snaps, great card Sue.

Tina T said...

Good morning Suevand crafters all
Happy birthday to you Sue.
Lovely card using New Zealand border, such a versatile die. Colourway is very pretty.
Congratulations to Dragonsnap on winning the card.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xπŸ’xπŸ’x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning and very happy birthday wishes to you Sue. I hope you have a lovely day even though it's bittersweet. Fabulous card and video, I love this border die. John is doing a great job with your Christmas dies and getting us all in the mood to start this years.
Congratulations to Dragonsnap on winning a Sue masterpiece. Special hugs to all in pain. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Fabulous as always Sue - Many Happy Returns of the day hope you have a good one.
Christine x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today, love the dies you have used too.

Congrats to Dragonsnap,
Tracy, Elaine and NannaTina, hope all is continuing to improve for you all xx

I really enjoyed John's shows on Hochanda last night, he is doing you proud Sue.

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

June Smith said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Sue, Happy Birthday to you.

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

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderfull
Have a lovely weekend

Debs Cards xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card today, I do love the colours you have used.
Thanks for sharing

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today. I love the background - in fact I love everything about this one.
Love it!
Anne M xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning and a very happy birthday to you hope you have a fantastic day X
I loved the video and thank you for your inspiration, the card is gorgeous.
Congratulations to Dragonsnap!
Hugs x
Heather T

PharmacyMichele said...

Happy Birthday-I hope you have a fantastic day & get treated like royalty, as you deserve it.

Today's card is beautiful, really lovely.

Congrats to the winner.


Stephanie Cotterill said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Sue may your day be as lovely as you are.

Both yesterday's and today's cards are absolutely beautiful. The Wellington will soon be entering the fold and I'm so looking forward to its arrival. I'm hoping to stay awake long enough to watch your tutorial but it's a case of whatever the body wants to do then let it !

Many congratulations to Wednesday's giveaway card, a real treasure and keepsake so enjoy.

Whatever your plans for the day Sue, hope it's as enjoyable as it can be, as for calories - calories shmalories ☺ πŸŽ‚

Sending all the hugs you can possibly take xxx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card!
Congratulations to today's winner! Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Happy Birthday Sue. I celebrated my birthday on Wednesday hope your day will be as just as special as mine was. Love today's card.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow this border die is amazing I have moved it to the top of my wish list, card is lovely and die is so versatile.
Happy birthday hope you have a fun filled day
Mick now has a nasal gastric tube to give him nutrients due to the fact he is not eating, they are going to repeat PET scan and the gastroenterology team are going to take a look at him, he was awake a bit more yesterday I did manage to get him to drink an energy shake with an ice cream in, huge thank you for all messages for Mick
Congratulations dragonsnape on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Clare W said...

HB Sue. Hope you have a wonderful day! Great card as always. Will watch video later.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very beautiful card using one of my favourite dies, the Noble border. Lots of lovely cut work detail and very effective shadowing.
Congratulations to Dragonsnap.x

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue, really like this die. Thank you. Xx

Anonymous said...

Firstly, wishing you a great day, Sue, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope the sun shines for you.
Nice card, short video but lots of prep as usual, thank you. Always like the pop of black, really brings the design to life.
fluffycat, two halves make more than a whole! We also have a visitor, hangs out with our Charlie - wildish, but we know where he comes from so perhaps he'll be a ten-per-center!!
Good wishes to Nanna Tina's Mick, Elaine's son and Tracy's Dad.
cr@fty Heather T - pleased to see you back, was concerned at your absence.
Well done to Dragonsnap2 on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Crafti Moggie said...

beautiful card today Sue,

thank you for sharing,

Pearl xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue a really lovely card and I do like the new Zealand border die and the way you use it as a background
Happy Birthday I hope you have a lovely day
KathyB x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Birthday wishes Sue. Lovely card today..

Karen Derbyshire said...

great looking card Sue

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,HAPPY BIRTHDAY hope you have a lovely day. Beautiful card, your noble boarder die is so versatile .I am playing with this die at the moment thanks to my crafty friend Teresa on your blog. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

pippajb said...

Beautiful card,love all the detail in your dies. I'm an addict !!!!

Luna-Blue Warminster

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Firstly Happy Birthday, I hope you have a fantastic day.
Your card today is fabulous and the Border Die is stunning, a must have for any Crafter.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Simply stunning!
Doreen R

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card as always, congratulations to Dragonsnap xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Good Morning Sue
Firstly "Happy Birthday" hope your day is heavenly and wonderful just like you πŸ’πŸŽ‚πŸΎ✨
Your card is gorgeous, thank you so much for the video too and congrats to Dragonsnap2 X X X X

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Sue, I hooe you have the most wonderful day, you are one very special lady.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Birthday hope you have a lovely day. Absolutely stunning card, I love how your dies can be cut into to give you a different look. Congratulations to Dragonsnap. Yvonne xx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. You've shown us how to make another delicious card, video is great as are YOU! Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Think I am going to have to get the New Zealand Noble Boarder as it is scrumptious. Gorgeous card Sue and great tutorial, thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Love the lacy look on today's card, so feminine and that touch of black really makes the focal point pop...

Congratulations to dragonsnap 2...


rosiejt said...

Happy Birthday, Sue. I hope your year brings you as much pleasure as you have given me.

SueJ said...

Happy Birthday Sue, hope you have a wonderful day.
The card is really lovely.
Congratulations Dragonsnap.

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card sue, hope you have a great birthday
Congrats to dragonsnap on your win!

JoyceB said...

Happy Birthday Sue, I always enjoy looking forward to see what you have made. Enjoy your day

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hope you have a lovely day.
Love your card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful lacy card using your lovely border die. Looking forward to watching your video later today. Wishing you a very happy birthday Sue, have a wonderful day. Best wishes

June Horrocks said...

Happy birthday dear sue hope you have a lovely day mine was on wensday the first of June I had s lovely day. Your card is lovely.
Love always my dear friend
June jorrocks xxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Happy birthday. A beautiful card. Congrats to dragonsnap.
B xx

gwen70 said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday, have a wonderful day. another beautiful card Sue

Jackie Trinder said...

Happy Birthday Sue I hope that you have a wonderful day today. The card is stunning those dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very pretty card sue x I love the hint of black it really makes your dies pop x have a fantastic birthday sue x
Happy belated birthday jan on the fosse x
Congratulations dragonsnap x
Tracy hope your dads op was successful x sending you lots of hugs x
Nannatina sending healing hugs to you both x
Yvonne hope your well x
Laine sending hugs x
Wheely bad sending hugs too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the New Zealand dies and this card is no exception

hazel young said...

lovely card Sue x xhazel

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, Happy Birthday, I hope you have a fabulous day. Love the card you have posted today, the black shadow with the blue and white is very effective. Well done Dragonsnap on winning the card giveaway. Have a great day all. Bx

Tressa said...

Julia says it is your birthday today, so 'Birthday Greetings' to you; I hope you have a good day and his lordship has treats in store for you!

This a great card. This New Zealand Nobel, being larger than similar style dies makes it ideal for larger coverage as you have shown. Another die to add to my post-cruise shopping list me thinks!!!!!!


Anne said...

Happy Birthday, Sue. I hope you allow yourself to have a well earned break and enjoy the day.

A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lots of beautiful intricate detail. A happy birthday to you. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday , i hope you have a wonderful day .

Such a beautiful card Sue i love the colors used and the dies are so beautiful.
I thank your lovely bloggers for their continued good wishes, it means a lot . .
Congrats to your lucky winner Dragonsnaps .

Big Hugs to all who needs them.
Take Care
Elaine H X

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Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, hAPPY BIRTHDAY xxx. I hope you have a wonderful day and are spoils to bits. I lobe this card am just going to watch the video.

Love Rosemarie x X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, hAPPY BIRTHDAY xxx. I hope you have a wonderful day and are spoils to bits. I lobe this card am just going to watch the video.

Love Rosemarie x X

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card as always xx I've seen a lot of lovely cards made using the new Zealand border and think it might have to be my next purchase. Xx
Happy birthday Sue, hope you gave a special day xx love Kim D

marg said...

Happy Birthday Sue!
Love the Blue of todays card!
John showed some lovely new card on Hochanda last night ....more must haves!
Well done to Dragonsnaps
love Marg

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Happy birthday!!! Hope u have a fabulous day!!
Georgeous card. Lots of detail just stunning.

Well done dragonsnap on ur win.

Well ladies dad had his op yesterday. 3 bits of stent was put into his gullet yesterday.
He was very dopey most of yesterday and was a bit confused about some stuff but he seems brighter this morning when I called him.
He's allowed liquid today to try and swallow. And maybe soft food tomorrow but we will see what docs say.

Nana Tina- my dad hates those energy shakes he says they taste yucky. I tried it and it tasted ok to me. I liked the ensure ones in comparison to the fresbuin ones.
I feel like dad should have a feed tube in but I'm hoping the stent helps a bit for now.

Love to all and thanks for the support u all give xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a dull Saturday luckily its not raining at the moment. Wow that is one fabulous card today love all the layers. hugs Shirleyxxx

Clai01 said...

Happy Birthday Sue
hope you have a super day ! x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card . love Jean Z xxx

Edwina Scotney said...

Many happy returns of the day Sue, I hope you have a great time, hugs Edwina

iReneM said...

Happy birthday to you, Sue.
Wishing you a lovely day.

A beautiful card, and great vid tut...
as always

Congrats Dragonsnap on your win :)


pictionary words said...

really beautiful card! ;)

Paula said...

That is a stunning card today Sue, and in my favourite colours too! :) I can't wait to see the video so I shall make myself a cup of tea and sit and watch it in comfort.
Congratulations to today's winner.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. Congratulations to Dragonsnap2. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Christian said...
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Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A very Happy Birthday to you, hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for a great video and lovely card
Special hugs to Tracy and Nanna Tina

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Sylvia Yates said...

Happy birthday Sue. Hope you have a lovely day. Love the new Zealand die. Colours are great too. Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Kate's Cards said...

Happy birthday Sue. 🍾🍾🍾 πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚ 🎁🎁🎁
Love the layers! xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card very striking.

Congratulations to the card winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a lovely video. I really like this card. And I love using that border, it's the best border ever.

Marion Turner said...

Happy Birthday Sue Have a nice day LOVE AL YOUR CARDS
Love Marion x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card - of course it is as it's blue and white. I already have some of these dies so it would be interesting to see if I would be able to create something similar.


Lisbeth said...

Hi again Sue, I just found out on Julia's blog that it's your birthday today so A Very Happy Birthday to You. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Lisbeth

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a very delicate and beautiful card again.
have a nice weekend
Rolf xxx

Suebak said...

Enjoyed the video - thanks. And, simply beautiful card. Not forgetting to say :


Susan x

doreenj said...

Have a happy birthday, Sue!!

Lovely card,

Doreen x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours and the border is so effective.
Thanks for sharing,

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Scottydog said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Sue, hope you find time to celebrate.

I love both yesterday & today's cards Sue & I think I'm going to have to get the NZ die set as you are making such lovely cards with them. I am Also very fond of the colour combinations you have been using, any shade of blue is my colour of choice. Congratulations to dragonsnap2 on winning your beautiful card.

Bente SΓΈrflaten said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for a great and informative video :))

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - have a very Happy Birthday! Love today's card - beautiful! Hugs, Gilly x

Lynda's craft's said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE πŸ’πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆhope you have a lovely day LOVELY LADY.
Todays card is beautiful love the dies & video lots of inspiration thank you.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

Congratlations Dragonsnap2 on your Wednesday card win xx

TRACY glad your dads opperation went well & he it a bit brighter today sendig him a Hug.
Hope your ok my friend you take care now,have a little Me time have a good weekend
Love & Hug's Lynda xxxx πŸ’

NannaTina sending you & Mike some healing ((((((Hug's))))))

Elaine glad Andrew came through his opperation
& hopefully on the mend sending you both some healing (((((Hug's)))

Yvonne hope you are well some (((((( Hug's)))) for you too xxx

WheelyBad hope you feeling better has the Migrain subsided now love &
Hug's for you πŸ’ & Cuddles for 🐈 Billy xxxxx

BETH sending you some ((((((Hug's)))) hope your well xxx

Sending Hug's for you all xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

I was just thinking Sue, that we all have a gift wish list that is as long as an andrex full of your dies that we long to open.
What on earth does the designer of our wish list wants, wish for when you have every die you could possibly want lol. Whatever it consists of I keep it all crossed for you and hope you are as spoilt as you should be xx

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,have these dies love the border it is so stunning ,Laura O

Laura O' Connor said...

oh silly me HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE ,have a good one Laura O

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Hope you are doing something nice today. Happy Birthday. SueL x

Myra said...

Happy Birthday Sue!
I hope you have a lovely day with the people you love and doing things you love to do. You deserve the best!
Today's card is another masterpiece and in my favourite colours! Having said that I'm stuck in a pale grey and pink phase at the moment! Didn't see John's Show as I was out last night but I hope to watch it on Catch up!
Congratulations to dragonsnap2 on winning Wednesday's lovely card! Enjoy!
Love to everyone - especially those who are suffering pain or worry!
Love Myra xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, wishing you a very Happy Birthday and I hope you have given yourself the day off to relax and enjoy it. A beautiful card today again in pretty blue and white. The border makes a lovely background, I really should think outside the box more often.

Dragonsnap2 - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, I know you will enjoy your stunning card.

Jan on the Fosse & June Horrocks - belated birthday greetings to you both, glad you enjoyed good days.


barbara macaskill said...

Love hoe you have continued the focal point to the borders! So pretty!
Hope your birthday is as magnificent and wonderful as you are! Happy Birthday!

terrie said...

another pretty do amazing job with those borders.....well done Sue

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Happy Birthday Wishes Sue, hope you have a lovely time.

Your card today is stunning, I do not know where you get all your ideas, but would say a big thank you, for passing your ideas to us.

Love and hugs from Dorothy of Baldock.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely gorgeous, i love the detail and the layering of the beautiful dies.
Have a wonderful Birthday.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card, I'm loving this border. I've just been to a craft show in Bolton and bought lots of your dies and some of Phill's paper pads etc etc. Included in my goodies was the Ravello die, I'm inspired to create a card like you created the other day with 4 of the Ravello's and the sweetheart flowers. I've been drooling for ages over the Bed of Roses EF and I got that too, can't wait to play haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

I almost forgot - Happy Birthday. Sue.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

sued99 said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
I really love this card. The border die makes such a statement.

Janet Wilson said...

Another stunning card

Jean said...


Brenda Lello said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE, I hope you are having a great day, whatever you are doing - enjoy xxx

Love today's card, it is so beautiful, this card would make the recipient feel very special.

Love and Birthday Hugs, Brenda xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card, it's so delicate looking. I love the dies, colour and the black shadow. Thanks for sharing.

I hope you are being spoiled and having a very Happy Birthday.

Congratulations Dragonsnap2, Hinckley.

Sandy G said...

Happy Birthday lovely lady!
Today's card is gorgeous with all those layers! Thanks for sharing.
Well done Dragonsnap2.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue

gr karin van eijk

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue I absolutely love this New Zealand border. shall have to invest in it.xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I hope you have had, and are still having a wonderful day. I had thoughts similar to Stephanie about you bring the only one on this entire blog that would not be excited to receive a Sue Wilson die for your birthday!

Lovely card, I still have the video to watch. Congratulations to Dragonsnap on your card win.

Love Helen xxx

Darlene4527 said...

Happy Birthday, Sue!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card you have given us today.
Happy Birthday, I hope you've been thoroughly spoilt. My mother would have been 110 today, I bet that makes you feel young!!!!
Congratulations to Dragonsnap2.
Love to all,
Maureen xxx

Theresa Pace said...

lovely colour combo, hugs xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue. Many happy returns of the day, hope it was a great one.
Card is also very beautiful, love blue.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

A very Happy Birthday. Love your card too.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Littlelamb said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have had a lovely birthday Sue and you were spoilt. Beautiful card today. Love the colour.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Happy Birthday, hope you have had a wonderful day !
Lovely card and the tutorial is as always, very good.

Nannatina- hugs to you and Mick x
ToB- missing you x
Beth- missing you too and the four paws,hope
you are all ok.x
Yvonne-hope you are alright x
Lorraine- take care x
Wheelybad- look after yourself x
Lynda- hugs x
Tracy- my thoughts are with you and your dad x
Lorraine F- hope you pain is not too bad, warmer
days on it's way x

To all wilsonette's and my special friends
many hugs Maria x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Late birthday wishes to you, hope it was a fabulous day. Gorgeous card once again. Will watch video tomorrow. X

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue, belated birthday greetings. Hope you had a lovely day.
Pretty dies and the drop shadow effect is good.

Glad to hear your Dad's op went ok Tracy, getting nutrition is so important so hope all goes well.

Same for Mick Nana Tina, hope the feeding helps him get some strength back. Love and hugs to you, Mick and Mum.


Eunice said...

This is such a wonderful card. Love how you used the die but only partially. The shadow effect is awesome!!!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Happy Birthday Sue, a little late but I hope you had a wonderful day.

Beautiful card today, great video and the colours are favourites too, the shadow enhances your dies, really makes them POP !!!

So happy I got the Noble border, so handy for making a background when the mojo has hidden for a while

Congratulations Dragonsnap2, enjoy your beautiful Sue original,

Have a good weekend


Muriel x

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Vie Carter said...

Lovely card


Karen Knott said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the borders of pearls.
Hugs, Kaz x