Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Festive Collection Day Five 6pm

Hello bloggers!  Welcome back to the blog for the final post of the 2016 Festive Collection blog launch!  As they say, all good things must come to an end (sadly), but I hope that you have found some designs that are truly inspiring for you!  This post features the Christmas Shadow Box die and the Rustic Twig Wreath set.  I have used both of these together in the sample shown to create a stunning shadow box styled card.  The boxes in this design have been changed slightly to accommodate a few larger items, but it can easily be used for non Christmas cards as well!  The individual pieces can also be used without the Shadow Box foundation too, so there is a lot of versatility here.  The Rustic Twig wreath can be used decorated or plain and it is a perfect die for adding a lovely detail touch to your cards.  For the last time, I encourage you to leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win either of these sets.  You still have time to go back and add comments to any of the posts you may have missed along the way too. I will announce the winners on Monday July 4th in an afternoon post.  Don't forget to check back to see if your name is among the winners.  I hope you have enjoyed the launch as much as I have!  All for now, Sue x
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nancyd said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card love the shadow box a must have die set.
Nancyd xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Evening Sue, what a fabulous card I love all the little shelves and there goodies, the colour choice its just gorgeous. Thank you again for all your hard work and I look forward to your shows on the TV showing how you created some of these cards. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Karen Drew said...

We have been well and truly spoilt over the past few days with so many stunning dies and gorgeous samples showcasing them
I am looking forward to seeing more inspiration using them
Luv
Karen xx

auscrafts said...

Really enjoyed seeing all the lovely new dies Sue and this card finishes the review off nicely

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
What a finale to your collection another stunning card, and two super die sets.
Thank you so much for sharing them with us and giving us all the opportunity to win a set of dies.
Maggie

carol quinn said...

Wow sue you've really pushed the boat out
Card is stunning
Love the shadow box.....
Thanks for all your time and inspiration you've brought to us
Carol quinn

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, thank you for the great previews which have, as usual, inspired.
Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda later in the week for more inspiration and detail.
WakeyL

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-I think you saved the best til last!!!!

Michele

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet concept, Sue, really nice card with the shadow box and the twig wreath would be so useful.
Thank you for some great inspiration over the last few days - and your generosity yet again.
TRACY - saw a brief post from you. Hope I haven't missed anything - heart in mouth asking....how are things with you? There have been a whole heap of hugs and wishes being sent from your blog friends while you've been missing, hope they arrived!

'P' in Wales

Rachel Taylor said...

Oh my goodness a shadow box die ! I absolutely love that ! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful dies and cards xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this last card is beautiful the dies are brilliant I have so enjoyed seeing your wonderful Christmas dies. I would like to congratulate you on your magnificent work thank you for everything I love the Angels I got last years and treasure her.
With all my love June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxx

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue, this card is wonderful I love the shadow box die you can do so much with it I have the birthday shadow box and use it a lot so this Christmas die is a must. Thankyou so much in giving us so much inspiration with all your new dies there is so much to choose from
KathyB x

Anonymous said...

What lovely dies and card to end the launch with . Thank you for all your hard work to bring this inspiring launch to us. Look forward to your Hochanda shows. JJxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely card. Thank you for all the new dies and the inspiration you have given us. looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda next week.

Kate from Kendal

Craft Cornucopia said...

A grand finale. Thank you, Sue, for giving us a wonderful die selection this year.... now the crafting can begin xx

sued99 said...

I've really enjoyed this launch. Now to decide what to get for this year's cards. It's going to be a tough choice.

Jane said...

Hi Sue, thank you for your inspiration and sharing your designs with us.
This card finishes off the launch nicely, which was a great on again.thank you Sue.
Jane B.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
What a die set to finish on.....I love love love the card! Definately another must have!lol.
Love Michelle Stanley xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

This is a fun card, and the dies are going to be so versatile.
Thank you for sharing your inspirational cards with us.
Rosemary xx

Annie Pennington said...

I adore the shadow box die set. It's absolutely marvellous. Love your card, it really showcases the dies.

Annie P
xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Well I suppose all good things must come to an end & what a finale. The little stockings especially are so twee

Marion Scott said...

What a wonderful card to finish on, it is stunning. Just wanted to thank you for your time and inspiration this week and I look forward to the coming shows on Hochanda. Thank you once again. Marion S x

Jan Jay said...

Oh wow this is so cute fantastic card to finish on love it x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Gosh you have thought of everything , i am so loving all your hard work , the little Santa Stockings are so cute .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Well an exceptional finale to your 2016 Festive collection blog launch. The card is lovely. The shadow box die set is so cute with all the tiny elements which can definitely be used without the shadow box giving greater value for money.

No doubt there will be some difficult decisions amongst your blog followers as to which dies have made it to the top of their lists.

Very well done Sue, you have excelled yourself once again. Looking forward to watching your shows on tv soon.

I hope you get pleasure and happiness from reading all these lovely comments.

Love Helen xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...


WOW SUE.

What an enjoyable few days you have given us with all your wonderful cards and inspiration. I know it will enable me to create beautiful Christmas cards for all my family and friends. My main problem is I must really decide which dies to buy. I think these are your best yet. Thank you for all your hard work.
Good Luck to everyone in the draw.

Thank you once again.
Jan x

Sunset Bay said...

...... and finally, the grandest of all. Absolutely brilliant. I have loved the last 5 days and have been watching the clock for the next reveal. Well done Sue. Can't wait to see you on the TV in the coming days. Thank you xxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful inspiration and beautiful dies.
The last one is so pretty,thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations on the launch of this years festive dies. Thank you, so much, for the inspiration and for the chance to win one of your wonderful dies. Your shadow box card is fabulous, such a unique idea.
Thanks again
Dorianne

Clare W said...

GE Sue. Love the shadow box. It's on my long list! Many thanks for the fab blogathon. Oh... and the dies of course!

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the shadow box styles as your eyes are darting here & there to see all the beautiful little concepts. Thank you very much for all your lovely dies that you have brought us & made our lists longer again. Thank you very much for all your inspiration. Yvonne xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
This card is just wonderful. My admiration for you, and this card, knows no bounds. It is just fabulous.
Regards,
Evis M.

Jackie Durrant said...

Saving the best till last?! The shadow box is wonderful Sue a real winner as is the little twig wreath which will be so useful all year round. Congratulations on all the collection Sue. Love from Jackie xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oh my goodness this is the best card yet. Very traditional and I just love everything about it.
I must've missed the shadow box one.
It's stunning.
X

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
The shadow box die is going to be another die that your going to be using a lot throughout the year. I love what you've done with the dies thank you for sharing your ideas and giving us inspiration.
Hugs x
Heather T

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue
Wow that was a long one, saved the best till last!
Best wishes

Julie Bee

Linda Graham said...

WOW the shadow box has got to be my favourite,I love everything in it,your card Sue is stunning and beautiful,your new collection is wonderful,thank you,Linda x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a wonderful Christmas cards. A great way to finish your launch. Ideal for children's cards. I love it. Thanks for showing what your new dies can do.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Wonderful card so lovely and fabulous die sets yet again.

May I say a BIG Thankyou for all your fabulous die sets wonderful inspiration

and generousity to us all here on your Blog. I have really enjoyed the last few days

HUgs

Annx without an "e"

Sheila Barns said...

This is a lovely idea, very unusual.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a fantastic finish to what has been a terrific launch. I adore this card from the baubles on the tree, through the tiny stockings and right up to the little sprig of holly on the frame it is gorgeous. There is so much possibility within this set and I am getting the feeling that this will have to be my next purchase.

Thank you so much for all your hard work in putting the launch together and for giving us all the opportunity to win one of your amazing die sets. You will have hardly taken a breath before you start all your shows on TV so I hope all goes well with them (they will be recorded of course!) and I look forward to seeing you in action again.

Good Luck everyone!

Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another lovely set of dies and a beautiful card. What beautiful dies you have shown us over the past few days, illustrating just how talented you are. Thank You very much.

BarbaraV

Bluefairy4U said...

Evening Sue, just love this card, it's so Christmassy and one I want to make my friends and family. Would dearly love to win it. Thank you for a fabulous show of cards. Love Jo x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card for your final post. The box frame is appropriate for all occasions not just Christmas.
Thank you for all your fabulous Inspiration over the past five days. Now look forward to your Hochanda shows.
X

Lesley Cann said...

What a wonderful way to finish your die launch I have enjoyed it all thank you so much.

marg said...

Hello Sue
These sets are amazing and worth waiting for..love them!
I will order as soon as possible
Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda I have coverage this time lol!
Thank you for an enjoyable last few days Sue!
Love Marg ( Bristol)

Jane Franklin said...

Such a finally and so versatile. Loving the card. Thanks for such a wonderful selection. Best wishes jxxx

Anne said...

Love this card, Sue. I think it is my favourite.
All we have to do now is keep our fingers crossed!

Anne (Northampton)

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue A lovely sweet card yo finish with such a lovely die Thank you for a wonderful collection of festive dies I'm having real trouble deciding which are my favourites I've already bought the ray of light nativity & Holly frame my next purchase will probably be the Holly & poinsettia Gemini but also want the snow globe & so many more!!
Lynne L Haverfordwest

rosiejt said...

Super way to end your festive dies launch. Thank you for showcasing all these, Sue - and giving us all chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I've thoroughly enjoyed your launch of Christmas dies and they have been quite spectacular, this card being no exception. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and inspiration and looking forward very much to seeing more samples in the future. Sending very best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card for your last post of this blog launch. Have enjoyed seeing all the new dies and your lively cards. I really can't pick a favourite. Thank you for sharing all your ideas. Karen G IW

Denise said...

Hi Sue

Fantastic card and fantastic dies. The shadow box has to be my favourite, only just beating the snow globe. You are a genius.

Denise (mini) Brough

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning!! I love this shadow box. Please, please, please could you design one to fit a 6 inch square card in the near future?!
Thank you so much for all your hard work and for your fabulous designs. So sad that the launch has come to an end but I'm sure you will be wowing us with more fabulous ways to use all of your new dies in future blog posts. I can't wait!
Hugs.

Linda Downs said...

Hi Sue, you have saved the best for last! Love shadow boxes, great for keepsakes. Thank you for sharing, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The Snow Globe and Christmas Rose are my favourites. Best Wishes, Linda in Glasgow

NancyR said...

Fantastic! I really wasn't sure about this die but now that I have seen it in use it will become a "must have". Thank you for sharing your talent and for allowing us to possibly (I hope, I hope) win some of the fabulous dies from this release.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Thank you so much for a great selection of cards over the last few days looking forward to your shows, thanks again love JSK X X X

karenlotty said...

Superb card The shadow box dies would be handy for smaller cards that need posting The wreath can be "glammed" up with all sorts of embellishments including the shadow box or left plain
Thank you Sue for all of this new collection I have loved seeing every single one of the release karenlotty x

Rosie said...

Fabulous card and dies, Sue. What a wonderful selection of cards and dies you have done this week. I bet you are exhausted now and ready for a rest. I have loved all your cards and dies you really are a lovely inspiration to us all. Thank you
Love Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
These dies and card are AMAZING!!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxxx

Yvonne19856 said...

WOW Sue. What a fantastic card. It's perfect. These dies are brilliant too. Thank you for all you hard work in designing this collection and for all the fabulous card makes. You are truly an inspiration.
Yvonne Jones

gwen70 said...

2 more fabulous dies and such a wonderful collection,

sandy acland said...

The shadow boxes are so useful, and make you think:0)

Sandy (tort)

sharon casey said...

Love the shadow box have them on my very long list to buy, thank you Sue xx

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue thank you for sharing your designs with us, I have really enjoyed the launch of you new dies. The shadow box card is so cute. Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda starting on Thursday. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

What a magnificent finale, thank you.
Although you sit in the warmth of the Floridian sun whilst helping to inspire us ready for the 'festive onslaught' you do the most wonderful thing for us. You take April etc and turn it into December, and although you are the designer it can't be that easy to bring the C spirit to your heart and inspire us especially when you can't get hold of gift cards or candy canes lol so maybe that's an idea for next year lol *maybe I should duck before a very Sharp pockey tool comes my way* lol
Again, thank you Sue for advanced festive inspiration. I will get round to pinning once we get home but I've really enjoyed this new launch and this cute little shadow box will be so lovely to use on my children's market cards.
To all the 'silent followers' of Sue's blog PLEASE continue to add your comments after this event it's SO lovely to see that this amazing blog reaches so many corners of the world, so don't desert us now or Sue, leaving a comment is a way of showing our appreciation to this hard working and over generous 'friend' we have come to admire over the week's, months and for some, year's and what better way to say "THANK YOU" If you are one of the lucky ones to be chosen.
Have a lovely evening Sue hugs from Padstow xx

Pam Hartlepool said...

Stunning card and dies. I love the shadow box dies so it looks like this one will have to join my others, be rude not to. The wreath is lovely and can be covered in holly leaves, fir branches, poinsettias/Christmas roses or kept rustic with die cut fruits etc.
Thank you for a most splendid launch viewing Sue, your talent knows no bounds.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the concept of the shadow box it's so unusual. This Christmas collection has been truly amazing thank you so much.

Crafti Moggie said...

Quite an unconventional die but the card is lovely, the twiggy wreath doesn't look very big but looks good on the card.

Thanks Sue,

Pearl xx

CraftyJo said...

Love the shadow box idea, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration over the past few days :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is stunning the card is amazing and the dies are astonishing. You are a very talented lady. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Nanny Jo said...

I LOVE the shadow box dies, Sue. It looks fabulous as a Christmas card, but would look equally as stunning for a new baby or anniversary card. Thank you for bringing us such wonderful products, and also for the inspiration in every card and every blog. Nanny Jo N Ireland

Dragonsnap2 said...

Hi Sue,
A fantastic finish to what has been a fantastic release. I love this card. You've definitely saved the best til last. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration.
D x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is just so, so cute, just like a 'shadow box', I love everything about this.
I have thoroughly enjoyed all your Blog posts with your new die collection, each and every one has been stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful one to finish on. Really like this shadow box. Thank you for a brilliant launch and for all your hard work. You must be very proud of this collection.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock X X

Erica of Wye said...

So sad it has all come to an end but Thank you Sue for a wonderful festive launch. Now comes the hard bit as I have so many favourites. Top of the list has to be the striplet, with the sky and village scenes coming a close second. There are so many of them I need (want!) I may end up with no budget for presents this year!!Thank you Sue it has been a wonderful few days with such an amazing collection of dies - thank you

craftynanna said...

Absolutely stunning Sue the shadow box die is an absolute must have, thank you Sue it's been amazing watching what you gave to us every day, now I must make up my mind as to how many I want and how many I can afford LOL hugs Johanna Widnes

Clai01 said...

This has thrown a spanner in the works as so to speak, absoutely gorgeous, just like a shadow box or shelves. it's really unique.
Thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the cards, Thank you for the fantastic inspiration x
and Sue is back on Hochanda soon... fa la la la la ... happy dance time ! x

Scottydog said...

Unfortunately most of my cards are small ones & I think the shadow box may be too big - shame!
I think the poinsettia dies & the Christmas rose dies are probably my favourite along with the various holly dies, but I may change my mind, ooh yes I forgot the Angel die! I just thought of the star spray & the star background, it's no good I just can't decide! Looking forward to more samples in the months to come!
Thank you so much Sue, I think each die release is your best yet & then you pull even more lovely dies out of the bag! I love the way your dies work together & can be interchangeable & I love all the inspiration you give us. You are a very talented lady!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow, wow, wow - love the shadow box dies and this is no exception this is now in my top two of the Christmas launch posts. Just beautiful and a must have in my shadow box collection...Can't wait to see what else you bring...

doreenjkettering said...

What a shame the launch has finished, so many lovely cards too. My twig wreath came today, must make time to play!!!




Doreen x

Julie Elli said...

Great concept Sue! Lovely addition with the wreath. Xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
My oh my oh my. What a finale. Got to say, this card has got to be my favourite. Oh I know all the cards have been completely and utterly brilliant but I have become a huge fan of the shadow box concept from the moment I saw the first one earlier this year x
I have been the proud owner of the birthday shadow box for a while now and it has been an absolute Godsend.
I have had quite a few male (those pesky males) cards to do. Many of George's friends will be turning or have recently turned 18 this year. The shadow box has enabled me to make the most amazing cards for all those awkward recipients who cause us so many problems. His friends have been well pleased (in their words) with their cards
If anyone is wondering if they would get much use out of any of the shadow box dies I can assure you it will be a fantastically useful addition to your collection.
It was my dad's 80th birthday a wee while ago and his card was so simple but with his age and the word dad and then using the embellishments of balloons and cake the result was wonderful. Long live the shadow box x
Put it this way, my dad has never been terribly over enthusiastic about much and he phoned me specifically to tell me how delighted he was with his card.
That, Sue, is high praise indeed x
A suggestion - although you are probably way ahead of me Sue - some sets of small embellishments to use with the frames. Girly bits - shoes and handbags maybe. Blokey bits - would say cars, boats and sporty stuff but you probably have much better suggestioins. Not to mention baby bits - cutesy teddies, baby bottles and the like. Bet you have already thought about all of those. After all you are the oracle x
I was feeling quite deflated that the launch had come to an end, especially as my participation had not been up to it's usual standard. I always thought that going back to comment on the cards so long after they had been posted was not allowed. Obviously I was wrong. You have given me permission to cheat Sue. Lol x
I am going to try and comment on a few more of the cards as I was unable to do so when they were 'fresh' on the blog.
I know it has been a gripping 5 days for everyone and as I said in an earlier post, your generosity is such a blessing and we love you x
Signing off now. Got to sort myself out to cheat my way to winning a die.
Have a lovely evening everyone. Lots of love and hugs to you all with extra hugs for those going through challenging times x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Wendy Downes said...

Evening Sue, lovely set of dies to end the collection. Beautiful card.
Wendy IOW Downes xx

Jan.moogie said...

Awe this shadow box is awesome and more LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Thank you so much for sharing your stunning creations with us Sue. Looking for ward to the weekend when we can see you on the box and see you deomoing woohoo xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Great collection of dies, and I'm guessing that the shadow box set could get lots of use, with all those individual elements.
Thanks for all the inspiration.

(Jomada-)Dawn (still haven't figured out how to post from my account on a different machine!!

Edna turner said...

Beautiful card.... absolutely love the shadow box dies RC

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A fantastic finish to your festive launch, so many must haves it is going to be hard choosing, just wish I could have them all. Looking forward to seeing all the samples using these dies. xx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, I think you may have left the best until last, this is a stunning card and coupled with reading Yvonne's note, it has made me think that the shadow box die set should go to the top of my wishlist. Thank you for the wonderful designs and inspiration.x
Janice K AC

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card to finish up the new release. Simply stunning and so cute. Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful dies with us and also so much inspiration. Good luck to everyone.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Ah! What a great collection for this Christmas - I have my favourites but they are all so useful. Well done you! Fabulous!
Anne M Sheffield
XXX

Susan M on the South coast said...

Wow wow wow, you have kept the best toil last. I love this die set and the card that you have made. Congratulations Sue on a wonderful die release.
Regards
Susan

Norah McPhee said...

Hello Sue,
These shadow boxes remind me of the frames that went around a few years ago that had some lovely bits and pieces in it to match the individual that received them. There was bathroom ones, sewing ones, woodwork ones, well you get the idea so leading on from Yvonnes post, men like spanners, drills, hammers, monkey wrenches, saws, fishing rods and reels,flies, tackle boxes, all sorts of balls for games including football, tennis, cricket, rugby and who could ever forget golf. So anything with these in it would be very welcome as well for the shadow box cards as ladies bits and pieces are easy to come up with but our pesky other halves are a nightmare. Anyway back to tonights card which could have some snow in it to make a different kind of winter card. I'm thinking on weddings as well which would make a lovely card for our different kinds of weddings that we do or churchy ceremonies by large. Thank you Sue for getting out ideas awakened by new ideas and inspirations and thank you also for the kindness that you show all year round not just at launch times. The kindness that you show every day of the week is so welcomed by people on here just like me that doesn't have the advantage of card classes or many craft shops to get that inspiration and mojo back up and running just when we need it most.
I hope that you have had a fantastic time flower seeing your dreams become reality and making some other people so happy as well.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

June Smith said...

Evening Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I do like the shadow box dies, I have the birthday and celebrations one and the wedding one I love them, so this has got to be on my list from santa.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Magic Maggie said...

What a good idea - which will be useful all year round!
Fingers crossed for my name to come up.
Love
Maggie (Yorkite)

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I do love this set of dies, really original.
My shopping list is now too long !
Thank you for the last few days, I have enjoyed seeing this new collection, and for all the innovative ideas you share with us
Pat x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow saving the best intil last, that shadow box is amazing, fantastic card

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!
I have to be honest and say I wasn't keen on the Shadow Box Die but after seeing what you have done with it I now have it on my list!!!!!!

Barbara Phillips

Susan White said...

Love that rustic twig wreath! I can just picture it with fairy lights and flowers and pearls and little birds ... the list is endless. Goes to proove that a twiggy wreath is not just for Christmas!!! Susan (Inverness)

Glennis said...

The wreath is a big hit, and what a lovely card!

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue Brilliant card and die i am a big fan of the shadow boxs i have used the last so much .
This Christmas shadow box with all the dies Oh WOW
Well done Sue a great few days Thank you
jeanie.e.

Pat said...

What a lovely gorgeous lot of new dies!! I thought okay I am all set here for Christmas (having bought my Christmas dies - older model ones) and then you had to go and do a whole new set!!! I love them all!!! And boy am I spoilt for choice on which ones I will use for my Christmas cards this year. Thanks Sue. xxxx

Patricia Platt xxxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue A lovely sweet card yo finish with such a lovely die Thank you for a wonderful collection of festive dies I'm having real trouble deciding which are my favourites I've already bought the ray of light nativity & Holly frame my next purchase will probably be the Holly & poinsettia Gemini but also want the snow globe & so many more!!
Lynne L Haverfordwest

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I must say what a fantastic inspirational set of dies I want really need all of them
you are so talented in all you make for us to see another collection to be proud of
thank you so much Sue
HUgs Sarah N (Rotherham) xxxx

karen keen said...

Good Evening Sue
Can't believe it's the end of the launch. Over so quickly. So many new dies for me to buy.
Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda and good luck with them all.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

jenny Briggs said...

Good Evending Sue
Lovely this shadow box die thanky our for all your new die releases good lUck to everyone

Victoria Baxter said...

Hi Sue. I really love these dies. Well done on the 2016 collection. Something for everyone.

Tea Girl said...

This shadow box is the most creative die I think you have this year. I would used it in a shadow box as well as on a card. Just stunning.

Jane

Arlyn O'Neill said...

More beautiful cards and dies. impatient wait for my dies to come. Arlyn, Dublin

foxyg said...

Great finale. Love the shadow box die set. Gill.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another versatile die. Congrats on a brilliant collection of new festive dies. Looking forward to the Hochanda shows and all your stunning demos.
Eileen J

Theresa Pace said...

now i see the versatility of this die set. this card is so cute. got the twig wreath already, hugs xx

gailgale said...

Love, love, love the Shadow Box dies.
So glad you made a Christmas one.
This card is really cute.
All the cards have been so lovely.
Thank you Sue, for the chance to win one of these beautiful dies.

T Simmons said...

I have so many favorites. I believe this one tops the list. That shadow box die can be so versatile.

T Simmons said...

I have so many favorites. I believe this one tops the list. That shadow box die can be so versatile.

liz spooner said...

This sample is gorgeous Sue, love these shadow boxes.xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

The last few days have seen some fabulous dies and stunning cards and the final one is no exception. Well done Sue!
Doreen R

Heidis Kagesjov said...

What a gorgeous collection you have come up with once again, Sue.

Dawn Holben said...

Wow what an amazing card to finish this wonderful launch with.
It is just a fun, beautiful and tradition kind of card and i absolutely love it.

This is just perfect and amongst one of my favourites, now on the top of my
wish list.

All i can say is a big thank you for the time and effort you have put into
each and every one of the dies and demo cards.
They are all beautiful and i have enjoyed seeing every single one.

Pattyb said...

What a cute card using this new die! Love it!
Pat B

Utopiablue said...

Oh I love this one x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Well you certainly finished the day on a high, fabulous card I have the wedding Shadowbox which is great for anniversary cards too. Thank you for a fantastic 5 days of wonderful inspiration and for your generosity in sharing them with all of us

Thank you to Pam, Norah, Wheelybad, Maria, Crewe Trish, Laine, Frances, June, Maureen and anyone else that I've forgotten, sorry my heads all over the place today, for your good wishes for Sarah, unfortunately the surgeons weren't able to operate as again she lost nerve responses to her legs while in theatre. They said the risks were too great with a high probability of paralysis and loss of bowel and bladder control so there was nothing they could do. Waiting to find out if they'll be home tomorrow

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Clare Powell said...

Really fun card, love the little Christmas tree and mittens. Thanks for all your inspiring posts and for the chance to win the dies x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh wow, talk about keep the best till last - what a terrific die set. Congratulations on another wonderful die launch.
Beverley W

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wow, what a five days!!! The Christmas shadow box is a lovely idea, I agree with Norah and others that some little bits to go in the shadow boxes would be a fab idea. Dies and maybe even stamps as the frames are fabulous for stamping in. Anyway, back to the festivities so to speak, I love the little stockings and again a good set for contemporary cards and cards for younger people, would be great for batches and quick cards. The wreath is so sweet, my mind always goes to stamping as that's my thing and the wreath would be amazing to surround a stamped sentiment.

Your dies... wow, every release something new, something different. They have gone down really well and gain new fans all the time, congratulations and I keep reading you'll be on Hochanda again soon. Can't wait. Also want say thank you to you and the team at Creative Expressions for offering the dies as a giveaway, some lucky people will get an early Christmas pressure! Hugs xxx

Congratulations Nanna Tina and family on the birth of your new grandson. Hope mum recovers quickly from the birth, big hugs x

Pat L, thinking of Sarah and all your family, I really hope the op went well and it stops Sarahs scoliosis getting worse. Big hugs and a special big hug to Sarah xxx

Tracy, nice to see you back, hope you're OK, big hugs xxx

Steph, have a lovely time in Cornwall, big hugs xxx

Yvonne G, nice to see you back too, hope you're ok, big hugs xxx

Lynda,big hugs xxx Billy sends wags, woofs and furry hugs to you and to P and Maria too xxx

Speaking of Billy, he's got his head on my wheelchair, complaining that he wants something. Food or attention one of the two! Bit tired after my marathon blog binge so I'm due a rest So I must go, wishing all my blog friends and Wilsonettes the world over a lovely evening. Hope you're all writing your wish lists... for the dies, bit early for Santa! Hugs to everyone, I got extra for those who need them so help yourselves. See you all soon,

T x

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue,Congratulations what a fabulous collection you've out done yourself Sue. Thankyou!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card Sue you really have outdone youresilf what a great festive collection now all I have to decide is which ones I really really need xx lol xx

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

What an outstanding end to another gorgeous collection! I love the little stocking in the frame and can see me using that set an awful lot!

Laura Kempster, Portsmouth x

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely traditional style card to finish your launch on. you have given us some amazing inspiration again as always. I really like the shadowbox concept. I think we all have some difficult decisions to make if only I could have them all, but I guess that would be greedy!!!
With many thanks
Best Wishes
Elaine Ann

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
great shadow box dies...
Congratulations for all your very well designed dies.
Rolf xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I have the birthday shadow box so I think this would be a great addition to mix and match, stunning dies and card
Thank you very much for all your hard work designing and show casing and offering us crafter's the chance to win them
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina G xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I have the birthday shadow box so I think this would be a great addition to mix and match, stunning dies and card
Thank you very much for all your hard work designing and show casing and offering us crafter's the chance to win them
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina G xxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

A lovely card this one, too!
Thanks so much for a wonderful new blog launch,
I have found a lot of new favorites for my next Christmas cards :))

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sue just what's needed, a beautiful Shadow Box die. Thank you sooooo much for letting us enjoy your talent....I'm sure you have given us all lots of inspiration and LOL made paupers of us!
V C Cumbria xx

scrAPpamondo said...

This is a cherry (or two...) on the top! Fabulous both these last release, they are two kit very useful and versatile! The shadow box has so many beautiful elements for any Christmas card! And the simple wreath can be embellish with any item, it's great!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, yet another beautiful card, as you said in your blog very versatile, thank you for all the great ideas.

Sandra2461

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Yet another Wowzers moment, the shadow box concept is just made for Christmas with this fabulous card proving my point completely. There is everything you could wish for involved in this die, baubles, stockings, tinsel, mittens etc and to be able to mix and match them as you like is fantastic. Whilst I haven't yet purchased a shadow box from past releases I most definitely plan to and therefore fully endorse Yvonne's idea about the blokes and girly accompaniments, they would make the boxes even more versatile if possible. This is certainly one of my most favourite dies of the release and the card showcasing it knocks your socks off.
My biggest wish from this release is that you manage to find the time to read the comments left by fans new and old just so that you can see for yourself how appreciated you are for all your hard work and tireless generosity. What I find really impressive and endearing is the fact that you remain totally unaffected by all the adulation and still show some nerves and uncertainty at launches and tv appearances.....most people would have a head the size of a small country if they possessed even a tenth of your talent:-).....but you take it all in your stride with an air of humble grace. I hope that you are looking forward to your Hochanda shows as much as we are and are fully prepared for your extended slots.....how lucky are we?:-)
Well, back to normality tomorrow, it will be strange adjusting but we have Thursday to look forward to now:-)
Cuddles to all my blog buddies, hope you are all wellxxxx

Crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Well Sue,
this card is also singing to me. It's so cute!
I want to thank you with all my heart for giving us such enjoyable days, with 4 posts per day and all of them fantastic. You have worked so very hard (well, you must have done to come up with these fabulous ideas/designs), so THANK YOU. (Boy will my bank manager cry LOL)
Hugs, Rose

Lorraine Freeman said...

An amazing launch come to an end but it certainly ended with a bang. Very versatile die sets again, I really think you have excelled yourself on that angle as well as making beautiful designs. Thank you.
Sorry to hear the op couldn't go ahead Pam, hugs where needed.
I have been trying to be a domestic goddess today but my. body had other ideas. I have done what I can. Still not got near the crafting though.
Bye for now blog buddies, love n hugs to you all xxx

Heather Cheesmur said...

This card is lovely Sue just the right thing for Christmas.
Heather Cheesmur

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Love Love Love it the shadow box is lovely also the twig ring
Thank you so much Sue for all your lovely Gorgeous & stunning samples & exquisite die's. I have loved them all.
Love Lynda Brock xxx

Good Luck everyone xxx

ursula said...

Love the card, this Festive Collection is outstanding, where do I begin, nothing to compare with your super dies Sue...thank you....luv Ursula xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a finale!!!!
This concept is brilliant, way to go Sue!
Beautiful collection from a wonderful lady.
Thanks for all you give and share with us.
L Dewar

Aspiring crafter said...

I adore this card Sue, the whole die set is brilliant and the twig wreath great.
Super launch with fab cards....no change there then!
XxxRuth

Kim Dibben said...

A fantastic finish Sue xx love your shadow box dies and this one is no exception xx love Kim D

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Special Friend Sue,
I Truly Love This Card And The Fabulous Dies,
This Collection Of Dies Can Be Used In So Many Ways
Sue I Can't Begin To Thank You So Very Much For Bringing Us Such A
Truly Outstanding "2016 Christmas Festive Collection" Of Truly Beautiful Cards And Tremendous Wonderful
Dies, You've Worked Your Majic As Always, All I Can Say Is A Huge Thank You
For Everything You've Done,
Sue Your An "Extremely Talented Lady" Thank You Once Again For Being The Very Best Blog On The Block...
You Inspire Me Each And Every Day I So Appreciate Everything You Do...
Love And Huge Hugs Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes "Good Luck To You All In The Draw"

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Well, we have come to the end of a truly inspiring five days! The other new Christmas Dies on the market are nothing like as good as yours!
Some are twee, some are just boring! You are a very clever lady and more than a few purchases are on the horizon here! I didn't think I needed any more - BUT - then I saw them and what you had done with them. You are very talented and very kind . Thank you!
The final card funnily enough isn't really me but I do like the wreath as I think it has great potential .
Looking forward to seeing lots more cards made using your lovely new collection!
Pat - I'm so sorry about Sarah's op! It's a waiting game again. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. X
Love to all, Myra Y xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two more excellent die sets and the card you have made is so beautiful, the shadow box is a great idea and looks really versatile.
What a fabulous die launch with stunning cards,
Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win,
Heather

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

The Shadow Box dies are amazing, where do you get your ideas from? Love the card.
The box could be used with stamps, illustrations or Photographs for any occasion throughout the year...... Bonus!!

See you tomorrow, love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic end to a wonderful launch.
Love the ideal of a shadow box amazing.
Thank you forall these great offerings bring on Christmas
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Marion Bull said...

The shadow box sets are amazing and this one is brilliant. thank you Sue for a wonderful launch and all your hard work which is so inspiring to so many of us!
Maggie B xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card and dies Sue think these are my favourites for today xx hazel young nottm

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wonderful end to your fabulous launch. Love these and your beautiful card. Enjoy your evening. Hugs to all xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. What a fabulous finale to the most awesome five days of extra inspiration. The shadow box is amazing and when I looked it has 22 dies, you definitely fill the space with your designs. Thank you for everything you have shown us, I'm looking forward to starting my cards now, I just have to narrow down my wish list or the bank manager will have a heart attack. Sue xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card to keep for the final post. I love the idea of a shadow box die set. Well done on another fantastic collection launch. I can't wait to be able to add some to my modest stash :)
Bejay xx

Tracie McGuinness said...

Love the Christmas collection, all the designs are fab. The shadow box card is great, love the different bits and pieces and the colours. Tracie. Irvine, Ayrshire. :-)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well you have certainly saved the best for last !!! This card is amazing !!!!!!!!! I did not think I would want the shadow box dies but now I have seen what you can make with them I think they are fantastic !!! You are so clever Sue. I love every little embelishment die. They are all soooo cute !!! I am now totally undecided about what dies to choose. I just wish I could have everything. The twig wreath looks lovely to and I could see so many possibilities for this die to. I have really enjoyed your latest Christmas die launch. ( even though I have struggled to keep up with you !!!) Thank you so much for all your hard work to bring us all these gorgeous dies and cards. Thank you so much Sue. You are truly inspiring. Sending you love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Sending love and hugs to everyone from Tres x x x

Tres from Orpington x x x

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

What a cute design to end your festive delights! Love it and the all the dies

June x

Littlelamb said...

Love this shadow box and all the dies. Thank you Sue

DeCor said...

I think you saved the best for last!! Absolutely love this die set of Christmas delights. This is now my favourite. All of your new dies are so wonderful. Thank you again for a gre as t collection and all your inspiring cards and ideas.

DeCor said...

I think you saved the best for last!! Absolutely love this die set of Christmas delights. This is now my favourite. All of your new dies are so wonderful. Thank you again for a gre as t collection and all your inspiring cards and ideas.

Jayne S said...

Fabulous card to finish five wonderful days of looking at your amazing Christmas collection. Congratulations Sue, and Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A great finish to a brilliant launch,( so glad I got back in time to catch it ) love the shadow box die,amongst others, ( very hard to choose ) you really are a very talented lady.
I would like to say a very big thankyou for your generosity,inspiration, hints & tips you give us on a daily basis, l look forward to seeing you on tv this weekend.. Thankyou again.
Marlene O xx

Patricia said...

Wow! Sue what an absolutey stunning card, love it.
Patricia xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

A very busy-looking card, but so lovely!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love the shadow boxes and all the little dies that come with them. The baubles and stockings are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Have a safe journey and I'm looking forward to your demo's.

Best wishes

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. I have loved seeing your new collection and cards. I haven't invested in any of the shadowbox dies yet but the Christmas one is definitely on top of my list. Thank you for your continuing inspiration. Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda soon. xx
Craftysusan from Cardiff.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Your last post of your new die collection is just as spectacular as the first
I have to admit that I could not I visage how these dies would look made into a card but now I think they are brilliant and an essential and unusual take on card making
Love it
Hugs to all that need one and good luck folks in the draw
Thank you Sue for your generosity once again
Hugs Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

So unique and clever....you are amazing for how creative you continue to be designing so many different dies. Wonderful release. Thank you so much.

Jan D., Florida, USA

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely few days again Sue. This card is great.
Jan
Northampton

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue what a fabulous end to your Festive Die release. So. Difficult to choose a favourite, but I think the Holly Framed Noel, the Poinsettia Mini Background, the Christmas Rose and the Holly Poinsettia Gemini dies are fighting for that position. Then I look at the dies again and think but what about the Poinsetta Filigree Frame or the Sentiment Dies there are so many to choose from . i
just want to say that I think these dies are fabulous and I can't wait until pay day so I can start to order some
Looking forward to seeing the cards you will be inspiring us with
Wendyx

Nicola Belshaw said...

Very pretty card
Nicola x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card, this is a lovely die, so many useful eliments and the wreath die is great too. You really have spoilt us Sue, I've really enjoyed the launch.
Take care
Love Diane G xxxxxxx

theresa w said...

Hi again sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow what a wonderful card to finish the launch x the shadow box set looks fantastic and I love the wreath its rustic but pretty xxx thankyou so much again sue for all your hard work not only during your launches but all the time x really looking forward to your upcoming shows x
Been thinking of all the wilsonettes and loved ones and four paws x sending hugs to you all x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Ann Mansfield said...

Lovely card to finish with, thanks for all the ideas, now to empty the piggy bank!!

Deborah Artliff said...

Evening Sue what a gorgeous card I'm loving all your new dies I will be bankrupt by the time I have all these dies.


Debs Cards. xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
The shadow box die looks really interesting
Margaret xx

Eunice (Canada) said...

I truly love the shadow box, it sure lends itself to wonderful card making!!!!!

Sarah E said...

Fantastic launch as usual.. Thank you Sue.

Sarah E from Australia

mouse said...

Love the shadow box. Love the Christmas selection Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi again Sue and all
what a surprise for the last blog, having resisted shadow boxes so far you have won me over with this fabulous set and card. I wondered about the rustic wreath but am now sold too.
This is such a beautiful card both of these dies get added to the Gemini immediately before looking further, so many beautiful dies I don't know how you come up with so many amazing ideas,
thank you Sue for a wonderful release and the chance to win one of these beauties,
good luck everyone
Hugs
Muriel x

Suebak said...

How delightful are the Christmas Shadow Box and the Twig Wreath.

Susan x

Maria Alder said...

A huge thank you Sue for making so many people happy but
poor by making up these wonderful cards with these wonderful
dies, You are amazing coming up with all the dies.

Pat- so sorry that ones again little Sarah had to get
disappointed. life is not fair when it happens to
such a young girl,sending her some hugd and to you too.

Many warm hugs to all Wilsonettes and to my very good frends,
Maria x

Jayem said...

What a finale Sue, just lovely.

Jan

Anne Prescott said...

Box die makes an excellent card for children, like this one. Anne x

Karen (wings)M said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card to finish on,
Thanks for all your hard work & all the great ideas,
Best wishes
Karen (wings)M

Denise Bryant said...

OK.... this card is sooooo up my alley! I am absolutely in love with it! Adorable details! Fingers crossed!
Denise Bryant in Penn Valley, CA 95946

Karene M from Australia said...

Wow, you have really finished on a high note here Sue, the shadow box set is gorgeous. Thank you for all your hard work to give us such a beautiful set of Christmas dies. My wish list is very long, can't wait to start getting them. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of the dies, fingers crossed..

Nancy Hill said...

Love all of Sue Wilson dies and this one is just gorgeous. Would love to be on the Sue Wilson Design team if ever she has one since these dies are easy to use and make fabulous cards and projects.

Virginia Davey said...

What a lovely final card to show us a beautiful shadow box card , very idetailed card and pretty card. The wreath die looks good too. Thank you for showing us your festive collection for 2016 and I'm sure all of us will be using lots of them to make our cards this year. Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda this week.

Tami Grant said...

I think the shadow box may be my favorite die. Your card is awesome!

Janice Brummett said...

Fantastic die and so many possibilities. This shadow box die is right up there competing for my favorite die. This could be my Christmas Card this year. Have to decide between this one and the houses on the hill with a shaker house in the middle. I've pinned them and have to decide. Thank you for a wonderful release!

Anonymous said...

WOW What a fantastic final card for your christmas die launch. Loving everything about it. These two dies are fighting for first place in my favourite list. I will have a look back through the launch and pick my top three for this morning post lol. Thank you for this release and all your hard work making all these stunning cards to show.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the Shadow Box die set.
Thanks for all the inspiration you've given us over the last few days. Now I have to decide which dies I can get! The wish list just grows and grows.
Pat, so sorry to hear that Sarah's operation couldn't go ahead. Thinking of you all, especially Sarah.
Take care everyone.

hollyberry said...

Another absolutely beautiful card,don't know how you keep coming up with all the ideas and designs for more dies.
Thank you for sharing Sue.

Humberta Goncalves-Babbitt said...

Hi Sue,
I am so sorry this is the last post as i have so enjoyed getting to see several of you beautiful creations each day. love the idea of the shadow box.
Now I'll be waiting for July 4th (my Birthday) and hoping for a Sue Wilson present... LOL

Kathy Krug said...

Amazing die and card.

Val.S said...

more great dies & cards,Sue,Hugs,Val.S

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue the frame die is very usable great card as always Helen (PETERBOROUGH)

Donna Golby said...

The new collection is great. I like the shadow box and love all the extras you get.
Thanks for this marathon.

Donna Golby

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