Thursday, 14 July 2016

Gate Border Card

Hi there my crafty friends!  I just love it when I can use parts of dies for something completely different than their intended use!  Today's card is just that kind of card.  When can a gate be a border, watch and see!

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

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, it's lovely. The sentiment is for you.
Theresa G thank you for your lovely kind words and everyone who has commented. I'm hoping that the imminent arrival of the baby due today will help my cousins widow focus on a happier event and take away some of the pain of his loss. They were my eldest daughters godparents.
Tina, so sad to hear of Micks ongoing problems, hope they can help him soon.
Elaine, I do hope Andrew and his wife managed their little drive yesterday.
Thinking of Tracey and family and all missing friends.

Unknown said...


Anonymous said...

Elegant card Sue, beautiful. JJxx

tracy w said...

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

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is a wonderful card today Sue and I will be watching the video in a minute (my breakfast is cooking).

Pam hope all goes well today with the imminent arrival.

Tina, Mick, Elaine, Andrew and Tracey and family are all you my thoughts.

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

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great card and easy to follow video. Thanks Sue.
D x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Elegant card today.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very elegant card, love gold and black. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

auscrafts said...

Elegant card for today the video will have to wait until later said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful and great video Thank you.
You are the sentiment.
Have fun and take care Kitty.

Denise Bryant said...

Love this combo! Elegant!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very elegant and opulent card, love the colour combo. Great video, and a great way to use a die differently. have a great day. Bx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I especially like the embossed lines at the bottom and the gold border. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Today's sentiment is returned back to you for what you do for us in every possible way. If we, your friends and 'students' had any say, you would also be awarded with an MBE !

Now onto this stunning card. It's so dramatic looking, so regal. I just love the colour scheme. I think it's just amazing that changing something so simple as the colour, your dies take on such a different look. As for using one die and doing something totally different other than what you originally designed it for no longer surprises me !! I can imagin you sitting at your craft table or sitting watching t.v and a hundred or so ideas come flooding through after drawing just one intricut shape, and that's why we all love your dies,because unlike the others on the market your collections have more than just one use, which we have been fortunate to see many times on fb pages and CE blogs. I will watch the video a little later but in the meantime I send my hugs and wish for you a good productive craft day xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you have used the dies. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely card today Sue, lots of shapes and lovely coloyrs,

thank you,

Pearl xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card. The colour and the dies are very dramatic. It is clever how you can change dies
Pat x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very ornate and elegant card, beautiful dies and a very clever use of the Arbour Gate die. Thank you for the tutorial.x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Another very lovely card. Love the border. Will try that.

Chris Curry said...

A striking card Sue, would be a good male card I think. Thank you. Xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, my phone is not playing nice tried 3 times to watch video but kept stopping and turning off after a minute so might try later on daughters tablet
Not a bad day yesterday I made a lasagne and he enjoyed some wants spag bol next, off shopping later with a long list I have to get low calories for me and full fat things for him so shopping bill has gone up but well worth it,
happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Anonymous said...

Really elegant card, Sue, love the colours and the layout, especially your chopped gate border. Great video as ever, thank you.
Finally succumbed and the poppies are on their way! Unlike Laine, will be using them ha ha. Glad you're back sparring, L & Y, but can't be doing with all this talk of CAKES. Seriously deprived. Y - how is the son situation?
Tina, oh my what an awful thing to have to hope for - just wish Mick's problems were easier to deal with. Been there with Mr P on cancer (diagnosed) and neuropathy. Bad enough... but nothing like you are going through.
Hugs to all - especially Maria, Wheely, Lorraine F, Elaine and Mick and of course Tracy.

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

Very lovely card today, love the black and gold

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Unknown said...

Beautifully elegant card today! Lovely colour combination and the dazzler finishes it off perfectly. Debra x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty card Sue.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love it when you show us different uses for your dies it gives us so much versatility. Today's card is beautiful and the video was so enjoyable to watch thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card - just love black with any colour with it.
The sentiment is for you too.
Just received some of the festive dies, birthday present - which were a fantastic surprise.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very interesting addition using the gate die.


crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card today I love the black and gold. Also love the different ways your dies can be used.
Thanks for sharing

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful and elegant card.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What an opulent and elegant card. I LOVE it. You always surprise with the innovating use of those beautiful dies of yours. Black and gold is just UNbeatable.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An elegant card, just lovely. Will watch the video later.
B xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Im resorting to my tablet now as my new laptop has bust! Again!
love the card so opulent and classy.
Anne M xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,beautiful card .I love the way you have used the dies. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Anne said...

This is beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card so elegant , i will watch the video later with my cuppa .

,,,, Pam Andrew had a nice ride out yesterday thank you , they even managed a little walk in the shopping arcade as they have plenty of benches for sitting dotted around , the plan was for them to visit me on the way back however he was too tired .
The plan today is they are driving out to have coffee with a friend and calling on me before they meet up , then he has the Consultants meeting late afternoon .

Take care everyone
Big Hugs
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a very opulent card today, love the gold and black. I would not have guessed which die you used for the border. Amazing.

Love Rosemarie X X

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely, Sue. I have the arbour die and hadn't thought of using it this way,
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is very decadent looking, the colours are sumptuous and the die-cuts are gorgeous, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue. Enjoyed the video.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, and one that can be for either gender I have so many men to make for.
Beautiful day today so crafting may not get a look in😥😥😥 but then there is always this evening.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very opulent,elegant & dramatic card. Gold & black is a great colour combination. Yvonne xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

LauraLor said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card - I love how elegant it looks! Definitely oneed to try :)

Laura K x

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Thank you very much for my festive die prize, it arrived yesterday afternoon.I'm looking forward to having a play with it today x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card!...I wouldn't have guessed which die you used for the border, very clever...and did you intend to wear a top which matched the colours you were using in your project or was that just serendippity?


marg said...

Hello Sue
I will watch the Video now to see how you have acheived this lovely card!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a fantastic card again. Looks intricate but the video makes it look so easy to achieve. Your dies are just stunning Sue, I wish I could have them all!! Sending best wishes

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a fabulous card and a brilliant idea to, will have to watch the video to see how youve created it. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. This card looks interesting. Love the intricate dies. Watching the video is on the top of my list when I get home. SueL x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and love the dies. love Jean Z xxxx

BenteS said...

A beautiful and elegant card!
Great video :)) Thank you!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely design

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful sophisticated card, I really love the black and gold combination. I would never have guessed the boarder die, but I see what you mean, isn't it pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Elaine I'm so glad Andrew is having little trips out, it will do him the power of good. Xxx
Sending hugs for Tina and Mick and special hugs for Tracey and family. Xxx
Pam I hope the baby arrives soon xxx

Unknown said...

Stunning card sue love the colours the die is beautiful I must admit it does give you s buzz using it it in another way brilliant !!!!!!!
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a lovely video. I love this card. What a great way to use the dies :)

Mariejixi said...

stunning card xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, again clever use of dies.
Another great video thank you.

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card Sue, I catch up on the videos while my John is watching sport !!!!

Helen xxx said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous card today. Just watched the video and it was great. The arbour gate strip is ingenious, so effective.

Love Helen xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the design of the card and great video not sure about the colour for me,I like lighter colours but it's nice to see . love yvonne bennett xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very elegant and classy card to day
Doreen R

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, Fab card Fab video!!! Thankyou!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
the card is wonderful as always and you gave me a new idea for a border.
I´m glad to have this gate die here.
Thanks for the video.
Rolf xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab card, so classy!! Love the idea for the border, thank you!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very decadent looking card today. I like the design very much but the overall effect is a little dark for me:-( Clever use of the gate die to create the border and the sentiment describes you perfectly.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, an elegant card. Dramatic looking in the black & gold. Thanks for your video.

Tressa said...

The black and gold are a dramatic combination resulting in a beautiful and oppulant presentation. Thank you


SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning elegant card, love black and gold would never have dreamed of turning the arbour gate into a border strip. Only a couple of days to go until you're back on the TV! Yeah

Sending my daily caring hugs to Tracy, Nanna Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andrew and Wheelybad

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful rich ornate card today, looks complicated but I am sure your video will reveal all Sue. I have been out all day so will watch the video later this evening or in the morning
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

Another WOW card, rich and decadent. You give me so much inspiration

June x

Rach83 said...

Another stunner, Sue! I love the black and gold combo - so striking and elegant. Gorgeous all over!

Rachel x said...

Great card today - really dramatic colours. I'll look forward to watching the Youtube later. Thanks again for choosing me as one of the lucky die launch winners - my twiggy wreath arrived yesterday, so I'll enjoy having a play asap! Susan x

Paula said...

Now this lovely card is intriguing me Sue, I can't wait to see how it's done. :) So now I shall go and make a cup of tea so I can watch the video in comfort.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue and thank you for the video. Don't normally go for black and gold but like this a lot.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today. You give us great ideas and make us look at our dies and use them in different ways. I have most of the dies you have used so i can put my own twist on todays card. Thanks for a great video.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Unknown said...

Love how you've made this Sue. A beautiful card.
Love Val in Spain x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome creativeness using part of a die to make it look so different it is almost impossible to tell from which die the new design came. Thank you for the video and educating us Wilsonettes on how to get the most value from your die sets by reinventing the bits and pieces. You always seem to impress me with your techniques.

Jean said...

So elegant!! Love how you did this!

sued99 said...

Such an elegant card. This colour combination is so striking.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It is really hard to come up with different things to say each day about your beautiful creations! It is very very rare occurrence that I don't like a card you have created! I love this one too! I love the use of that little strip - it makes all the difference to the card. Luscious colours too!
Thank you, once again!
Love to everyone who is trying to cope in difficult circumstances!
Hope the baby arrives soon Pam! He/ she will lift everyone's spirits.
Love Myra x

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is "Just Exremely Exquisite" I Love The Awesome Colour Combination
That You Have Chosen, My Favourite Colours White, Black, With Gold.
As Both Pam And Steph Mentioned This Card Is Returned To Yourself With This Wonderful
Sentiment, It Seems So Very Apt.
The Great Use Of Dies Is Quite Staggering!!!!!!!
I Just Loved The Wonderful Video, You Explain Things So Extremely Well, I'm In Awe Of You,
Thank You So Very Much For The Daily Inspiration I Can't Begin To Tell You How Much I Appreciate It.
Take Care My Dear Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Great Care

barbara macaskill said...

A beautiful card today!! LOVE the gate turned border! You are so creative and I am thankful to be a part of your community of awesome people!

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, striking in gold/black, lovely detail in the dies thank you for sharing X X X

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
Oh wow what a wonderful card I must go and watch the video later I have been a little busy
Pam you are welcome it only the truth you are always the first one there with a positive word not everyone would take the time Hun
I know your cousin will get through the pain of the loss because she has you and the imminent birth will bring you all joy
Hugs to everyone that may need one
Love Theresa G xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, Nice card again today, but I think it could look a little less sombre with shiny black card instead of matt - sorry


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card sue and cannot wait to watch the video but will wait till morning as hoping for some peace for a couple of hours ! The colours are beautiful and I'm really intrigued as to how you've created this with the dies xxx
Thinking of all the wilsonettes and loved ones x
Theresa w xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, love the border, so clever

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Very classy card, looking forward to watching the video later.

Barbara (C) said...

So elegant. Combination of black and gold always a winner...

gailgale said...

This card is beautiful.
I love this die!!!

karenlotty said...

Lovely to see a die being used differently Beautiful card

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful and elegant Sue

gr karin van eijk

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.

liz spooner said...

This is stunning Sue, so regal.xx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Great idea for getting more out of your dies
Karen xx

sandieann21 said...

Lovely card. Quite dramatic

Theresa said...

that is a lovely card. i have just used similar colours to make my parents' 50th wedding anniversary card, hugs xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very elegant and classy - love black, white and gold and these are set off wonderfully with your beautiful dies.

ursula said...

This is one amazing card Sue, you amaze me at your eye to see bits and pieces of other dies and how to use them....I just love this....luv Ursula xx

Unknown said...

Another beautiful elegant card Sue


Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! The color scheme is awesome!! Love the dies you have used!
Moxie Craftie

Suebak said...

A very elegant card indeed.

Susan x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!
Rosemary xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Very interesting how the border was part of the arbor die. We must think outside of the box! X

Yorks butterfly said...

Wow Sue what a striking card and also one that could be used for the men in our lives.

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. I'm imagining this as brown and gold since I'm not keen on black cards. Clever border. Amazing how using dark card and covering the centre of the Brussels die changes the look completely. I've been using the Brussels die with snow white card today.
My Snowflake Gemini prize arrived today and I am so looking forward to playing with it tomorrow. (I had to put it out of sight while I made a birthday card with the Brussels die as my friend might not have appreciated a snowflake in July!)
Take care everyone.

Diane17Lynne said...

Such a striking card. I just love the colour scheme.

jane said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card like the colours very much .
I will be able to get down to making my cards after a very stressful few weeks , having had biopsy's done had results yesterday have to have a little more taken to put me in the safety zone then mammograms done every 18 months . The cancer is low grade so all is well .

Take care.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Just watched the video of this stunning card,thank you for such good idea's ,
Best wishes to Jane,
Thank you
Karen M

Eunice said...

I really love this card. The color combination and the way you used the dies is amazing!!!!!

Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card, love the design and the colour combo is perfect.

Jan.moogie said...

A great tutorial Sue love what you do with your cards, hugs xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry again for the late feedback (had a bad few days)
This is a beautiful card, you always do beautiful,
that's why your blog is loved so much,
Big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful sue absolutely beautiful,
sorry not commented, but been too ill,
just want you to no I always go back and look at your art work,
I love all your cards and I copy most of them lol,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx