Thursday, 8 September 2016

2016 Sept. Blog Launch/ Indian Ocean Collection

Hello bloggers!  Welcome to the fourth die release of 2016!  I am always a bit excited and a bit nervous every time I have a new die release, but I think I am more excited this time! I have really enjoyed creating with this latest release!  I have decided to start with my latest country collection which, as it happens is actually an Ocean instead of a country!  Introducing the Indian Ocean Collection.  First up today is the Background to the collection.  I had a lot of fun making a split negative design for this sample (I just love my black and white with a pop of colour!)  I do hope this one will whet your appetite for the rest to follow.  As always, one of each die design will be given away through drawings that will be done and posted after the launch so you want to be sure to leave comments on each and every blog post for the next five days to be included in as many drawings as possible.  I will post the winners of the dies on Tuesday Sept 20th.  The drawings will have to be delayed slightly as I will be away doing Ally Pally shortly after the launch.  Again as always, since I have many people with the same first names on the blog, I ask that you sign your comments with either your full name, an alias, a funny nickname, perhaps the city you live in (such as Janice in Brighton) or some other way in which to identify you as that person.  I only have one set to give away so I need to make sure that you know that it is you if your name is drawn.  One comment per person per post please.  I know that duplicates sometimes get done by accident so I will remove any extras, but there will be 25 blog posts so 25 chances to win!  The next blog post will be at 10am today so lease check back then!  All for now,
Sue x
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Pam said...

Wonderful start to the blog launch, gorgeous dies and card.
Elaine, Robbie is my nephew in America, 2 years ago he had a skateboard accident and shattered his neck vertebrae and had to have donor bone implanted. The diagnosis was that he was quadraplegic but my brother, sister in law refused to accept that. George massaged his limbs all day every day for weeks until he gradually moved his toes and fingers. He spent months in rehab but with his determination he has got to where he is today. He will never be completely well but we are so grateful that he survived and for his progress. He is now 21 yrs old. The blog ladies were fantastic with their support during this very hard time. Hope you and Andrew are well.
Tina and Mick, Tina T and Peter, daily hugs, hope you are all doing better.
Prayers for Emily. Grow cells grow .
Tracey, hope you are doing better.
Steph enjoy your holiday, you deserve it.
Hugs to all including our poorly blog buddies.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card for the first die release looking forward to all the rest.
Nancyd xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely background die, love the pop of pink (is that a nice new flower?), can't wait to see the rest of this collection now, appetite whetted lol !!!
Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this die. The cards great.

Marion Bull said...

Yet another gorgeous background - I want them all! And what a fab card you have made with it! Amazing!
Maggie B xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, wow what a start!!! I can feel a whirlwind coming on!!!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an unusual stunning card! I love the background die and the flowers! I've looked at the new collections and every one is perfect! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning die what a great start to the new collections thank you tracyw x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Up far too early so decided to post. Lovely background die. Can't wait to see the next card.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Wow! Love this die set. The card you've made is really eye catching. Love it.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning start to your new die collection. The background die & the pop of colour from your flowers go really well together. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the collection. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Really like this background die, Sue, another fab collection and no need to be nervous! These will be as well received as all your previous ones... for sure.
Have a good day, all.

'P' in Wales

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh gosh Sue, you have really popped it for me with this background die, the possibilities are endless, I have my cutting scissors out already as the ideas are popping into my head. I used to be so afraid no not really afraid but sad to cut into a die shape but following your inspiration and how you can transform the look of something just by a nip here and a tuck there, well I am hooked.

Good luck to everyone who comments on this wonderful blog hop, let's hope you got lots of new bloggers joining the Wilsonettes group, it is my first fix of the day, haha, now no jokes please.

Pam I knew of the 'accident' to Robbie but did not know what had happened, I think I joined Sue's blog just after it happened, but wow your brother George and family were so determined, it is amazing what can be achieved. Happy progress Robbie, enjoy every day. xx

Lynda, Myra and to everyone who commented - craft club was good yesterday, nearly everyone made a shaker card, we had one lady who is in her 80's now, and she makes lovely cards, and also a fairly new recruit - I think she has been with us about a year now, anyway went through each stage with them, step by step, and you should have seen their faces when there cards were put together, this to me is what belonging and running a craft club is all about. I am so proud of our group, not everyone wants to make a card on the day, one lady is getting ready for her Sisters wedding next week so for weeks has been making table decorations etc. they are stunning, wish you could see them, but what I was meaning to say is that it is a craft club not a workshop as such, we all do what we want on the day, mind you it is lovely when everyone makes the card I have selected for that week, makes me feel dead chuffed, I we all learn from each other.

Laine - sorry about your friend being so depressed, I know you are there for her with support and a listening ear.

Princess Pixie - I hope you are feeling better today, you have to get your strength up, not long now to AP.

Myra (florida) - grow cells grow

Tin - Nice to see that Mick has not lost his appetite, he is determined to put on weight, good for him, all those lovely goodies.

Elaine - sending you and Andrew hugs.

Tina T - Peter know you are up and down but you will get there, sending gentle hugs to you.

Been up since 4am could not sleep with this humidity and heat, so am going to make another cup of tea, catch you all later 10am for next session.

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

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Wow, great start. This is one that jumped out at me when I saw pictures of your new dies. The card is very striking done this way. Love the pop of that beautiful colour of new flowers. Going to a craft show at Manchester so will catch up the rest tonight. Glad you're excited about this launch Sue, as everyone else definitely is.

Love Helen xxx

auscrafts said...

This looks like a useful die ,love background dies

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww... Such a wonderful new set of dies!!! Amazing!!! Love the very interesting design of this die, any die can give a fab interest to a work!

Jen said...

They just seem to get better and better
Jen from Bognor

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
What a lovely name for your new collection!!!
Beautiful card this morning, I love black and white. I know this is done in two halves but love the black on white over the White on black.
I await 10am with crafting anticipation.
Peter has had a better night and today is the day his consultants have their pow wow!!!
So hopefully by tomorrow we might have some more information.
Love and crafty hugs,
Tina T xxxxx 💐

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card and background die. I agree about the black and white with a pop of colour, and the flowers are amazing.
Grow those good cells Emily! Laine, sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much for the chance to win this beautiful die set.
Your card is so lovely a beautiful flower, flowers are always first on my list.
Take care all and good luck Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a start to your new die release, this is a gorgeous background die. I can see you now snipping into it to do your usual shape change which is always a great inspiration for us crafters to try something new. I am like you, i love black and white cards with a pop of colour and this is a beauty with the new flower shape. Dont be nerves about your new dies as everyone is saying this morning they are fantastic, with the usual chant which ones do i get first then which ones go on my wish list and we all say I WANT THEM ALL LOL. Good Luck Sue. Cant wait to see what you have for the rest of your launch.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Donna Golby said...

Wow how stunning. Can see possibilities.

Donna Golby

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
How do you do it? This collection of dies just seem to get better. This card is striking
Jan x

Netty The Runner said...

You've done it again Sue, wonderful dies.
Annette The Mad Cat Lady x

Chris Curry said...

Wow. This is a stunner. Love the look of that back ground die, looking forward to the next one. Thank you. Xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely start to your new launch Sue . I am sure it will be a great success as usual. JJxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
WOW , what a stunning card. So different and inspires me to try this technique. The die is a great addition to your range
Pat x

Anne said...

Beautiful dies, Sue and I love those flowers.

Anne (Northampton)

hazel young said...

Stunning card and die set Sue xx hazel young nottm

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful die. Really love how you have used it on the card
Karen xx

Maria Illsley said...

A different sort of card.
A lovely die xx

Sunset Bay said...

What a wonderful start to yet another awesome collection. I need them all!!! xx

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue.
Another beautiful background die in your new Indian Ocean collection, Its a very unusual card but lovely. Look forward to your
Next surprise at 10. X

Barbara (C) said...

Another super release and a great card to start off. Love the split effect. A generous draw offer too. Thank you Sue

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow I thought I was having an optical illusion this card is really different.
Love it. Can't wait to see what you have created with the rest of your new die sets.
Maggie in Solihull

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful die set. Love the inspiration from the Indian Ocean. I need them all !
Anne M xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
WOW!!!! A great start to a new launch, beautiful detail and a very striking design. Looking forward to seeing how long my wishlist will become :) x Janice K AC Bucks

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely background die. A lot of patience needed creating osirive and negative.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, what a stunning card to launch your new range of dies. Love what you have done with the background die and those flowers are gorgeous. Marion S x

Laura O' Connor said...

great background ,love this card the way you have created a half and half front stunning ,Laura O

TDQ Karen said...

That is a very clever card, really drew my eye. What a surprise to see your new die launch this morning, looking forward to seeing your new ideas

jenny Briggs said...

Hi sue
Lovely waiting for your launches of your new dies I love this die and this card is lovely

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card to start your launch and what a gorgeous flower, i feel we are in for a treat.

Pam, so sorry to hear about your nephew , but just goes to show we should never give up the fight, i wish him well in everything .

June , Wish i lived close to you i would join your craft club it sounds lovely and friendly.

Sending hugs to all

Elaine H X

Crafti Moggie said...

Wow Sue, such a fun card today, love it! The die is fantastic.

Thank you,

Pearl xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue what a fantastic card to start your blog release. I can understand why you are excited. I am looking forward to seeing more of cards and the new dies. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Alison Dartford said...

Mygod Sue you outdo yourself every time will be poor again this month lol

Alison Crayford kent xxxxx

Alison Dartford said...

Mygod Sue you outdo yourself every time will be poor again this month lol

Alison Crayford kent xxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card. I just love it. But there again, I fell in love with this die as soon as I clapped my eyes on it, so was the first set I ordered.
Hugs, Rose

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, looking forward to seeing the rest of the new dies.


Diffy said...

What a lovely card - i love those flowers, ive already asked my local craft store to get them for me :) x

Diffy said...

What a lovely card - i love those flowers, ive already asked my local craft store to get them for me :) x

foxyg said...

Stunning. What a fabulous die to start with. Can't wait to see the rest.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
looking forward to another few days of sheer first class crafting inspiration with the introduction of the new dies, can't wait to see what it is in store! x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,you have excelled yourself with this background die. Beautiful!!Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a beautiful die and an equally beautiful card

Anonymous said...

What a stunning background die I love it!!! The card is beautiful too.

Crafty janney

sandy acland said...

I was waiting to see what this die looks like cut out. And I am not disappointed:0)

Sandy (tort)

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this is a corker with a true wow factor, keep them coming, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Arlyn(O) said...

What a great effect. The black is more defined. Lovely die. Well done sue.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, great new dies, all I need now is a pot of gold.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Fiona McNeil said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card I too like black and white cards


Yvonne19856 said...

WOW. What a stunner. Lone the monochrome effect. Looking forward to seeing all the collection. But I do love this die. It's a ' must ' have. Xxx

djones kettering said...

What a lovely die to start of with!! Love the Blk/Wht with the pop of pink!!

Can't wait for the rest of the dies!!

See you all at 10,

Doreen x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fabulous new die and really striking card this morning! Debra x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the shape of this Die I have some on order for the launch tomorrow!
Can't wait to see what you have created with the rest of your new die sets!
Love Marg in Bristol

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Wow, what a beautiful new die and a fantastic start to the launch! Definitely one for my wishlist. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

Laura K, Portsmouth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love the background die, and a great card.

Kate from Kendal x

SueJ said...

Lovely start to the launch Sue, congratulations.
Love the die and card.
Sue James.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic new background die, love it. xx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
What a very pretty design can'T wait to see the next ones
Ginnie x

Wendy Downes said...

Good Morning Sue, lovely start to the launch.
Wendy I.O.W. Downes xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and The design is wonderful
I'm loving the new dies

Have lovely day and I will be back later

Debs Cards xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a great die to start your launch with. Really looking forward to the next post.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock x x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue with 7 dies in this set there are so many variations that can be created. Looking forward to an enjoyable few days seeing all your new dies and what you have done with them. Love from Jackie xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, what a start to your new launch this card is really striking, it's a lovely background and I also love the flower
Kathy B x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue with 7 dies in this set there are so many variations that can be created. Looking forward to an enjoyable few days seeing all your new dies and what you have done with them. Love from Jackie xx

Rachel England said...

I love all your dies Sue - Yours are the only ones I buy these days!
Looking forward to this next release and of course your inspiration!!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful fun card and a great start to the launch.
B xx

Lesley Cann said...

Great die to start the launch am sure they will make me want them all.

rosiejt said...

Wonderful background die - on a par with the lovely Belgian background!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
A beautifully detailed die to begin the launch, your background die designs are always wonderful.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Annie Pennington said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue.Love the background die. Can't wait to see the rest of them.

Annie P

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful die set this one. Although I love monochrome cards I must say that this one plays with my eyes/brain a bit with the half and half design.

Kim Dibben said...

Hi Sue, fabulous start to your new die release. Stunning card xx
Love Kim D

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What stunning card love the new dies
Have a lovely day everyone

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
This card demonstrates the dominance of black, love the die particularly the inner double scolloped section.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue loving the new dies such a beautiful card. Can't wait to get my dies and start playing x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Amazing background die and the way that you have used it here is so clever, beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wonderful start to your new release. Love this set and your stunning card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic die to start your launch. Looking forward to seeing the rest in action.

Angela (UK) said...

Morning Sue,
I love this background die.
Thank you
~ Angela (UK)~

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Well this card is certainly different - thought my eyes were playing up! You know what I'm going to say though - it's the black!! That aside, I love the dies and having had a sneaky peek at this new collection, I can't wait to see what you do with them. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, I've loving that you're launching a new collection of die and thanks for the chance to win one.
This card and die and beautiful and a great way to start.
Love Val in Spain x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunner for the last blog launch of the year, the card and the die set are fabulous and I see from the comments left earlier that I'm not the only one who appreciates how many separate dies you manage to include in a background set - making it so much more versatile and such good value for our hard-saved pennies...


Wendy L said...

I think this is your best ever Sue, I saw them on Joanna Sheen Pre order site, Mauritius fave, xxxxx
Spanish Crafter

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Love the first die in your new launch and love the name you have given it.
Seems I will NEED this new background die!

Looking forward to seeing more!!!!!!!!!

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire)

Suemac said...

Great die to start the launch with !

mouse said...

Looking forward to seeing this set Sue. I love the black and white.

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are well. I love all your background stamps and the new one is no exception. Really beautiful. Looking forward to 10 o'clock! Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue
Really useful die , one for the shopping list

Love marion ( chester )

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. That split negative design, very inventive, but what really caught my eye is those flowers. I love them. SueL Derby x

Clare Powell said...

Great card, love the mirrored look with the negative x

Anonymous said...

How exciting, a wonderful new set to collect. Love the first one - sure the rest will be just as fantastic

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue. What a way to start your launch. Lovely background die. Looking forward to the rest of the launch. Cheers Sarah E in JB

Anonymous said...

Love this die Sue, eagerly awaiting the rest of this new set.
VC Cumbria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great start to your new collection. Don't know how you keep coming up with so many designs! This card is so clever and I love black and white cards with a dash of colour so this one is a real winner. Looking forward to seeing all the rest. Best wishes

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a fantastic way to start your launch with this beautiful die. Your background dies are always so beautiful and make perfect cards with or without any other adornments.
So looking forward to seeing the rest of this collection

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a great die to start with. Your card demonstrates beautifully how amazing this background is! I love how you always show us stunning samples, and I just can't wait for the rest.
L Dewar

Scottydog said...

Well what a stunning start to your new collection. This would look great in so many colour ways, red & white, blue & white & will make a great card for a man. Looking forward to your next treat for us! Thanks Sue.

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card, love it
Thanks for giving us the chance to win!
Carol quinn

Brenda Lello said...

Wow Sue, so much detail in this die.

Your demo card initially played tricks on my eyes (like when you have your eyesight checked) but I managed to refocus - what a clever design.

See you soon, Brenda xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Good luck for your new die's,not that you need it if the first one's anything to go buy it's really lovely,
Best wishes
Karen Wings M

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Oh how glorious. The Indian Ocean dies are as their name suggests are stunningly beautiful x
This card is absolutely striking. It is almost 'optical illusion' like. The black and white with the simple pop is a sure fire winner every time x
I just want you to be aware that there are not many people in fact I can't think of anyone who could actually be worth my participating in any activity at this completely alien time of day x
If you could understand the levels of excitement and feelings of happiness you bring to us every day with this amazing blog, let alone the mass hysteria you create when we are included in your amazing launches, you would know that your nerves are simply not necessary!!
In my eyes you can do no wrong! But I do tend to forget that you are actually human and not a Goddess with super powers and not immune to the emotions and worries that us mere mortals experience!!
I say it every launch but this one has topped the last and I have been particularly excited as it does include my requests and needs. Still a little sore that the 'Yvonne' die is absent but my campaign will continue. Lol x
Pam - Robbie is remarkable. I did not know the full story regarding his accident as I came to the blog after it happened. His parents sound truly amazing. They, and you must be so full of pride. Hugs x
June - I am on an energy conserving mission form the foreseeable. Commenting this early and so frequently during this launch will be my focus. My long term goal - to make sure I am on top form for my 'Sue stalking duties' at Ally Pally. Your craft club sounds wonderful. So lovely to be able to meet up with crafty friends. When will they be let loose with Pixie Powders? That will be fun. Hugs x
Myra - liking the nice you and as this side of you does not happen that often I feel honoured. Hugs x
Maria - can you I imagine the carnage if we all lived in close proximity. I dread to think. Lol. Where abouts are you? Hugs x
Lynda - I am building up my form to more than tip top for forthcoming visits etc. My form doesn't stay down very long but my body does take a while to realise sometimes! Lol. Pampering from Laine??? I think not. She is lucky to be in my presence but don't want her touching me!!! Hope your wrist has improved - lots of typing over the next few days. Hugs x
Laine - bet you are still in the land of nod. You need to make an effort girl - watch and learn. Hugs x
Tracy - hope you are OK hun. Hugs x
Lorraine - nice to see you. Huggles x
Sending love and hugs to Myra and Emily from Florida, Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andrew and Tina T and Peter x
Not much time before our next gift so going to get a cuppa and make myself comfortable watching Phil on Hochanda x
Sending love to anyone I have missed and absent friends x
Take care
Happy thoughts
Crafty hugs
Princess P

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a wonderful background and a beautiful card...
I can´t wait what you have made with the butterfly frame...
Rolf xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh wow love these new dies and your card is so original, never seen such a fabulous layout, well done. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the new die.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is a fabulous die, really looking forward to seeing them all.... roll on 10am!

June x

June Horrocks said...

What s beautiful card sue love the dies thank you love always June Horrocks xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really detailed background die and a striking card with a very different layout. I love it!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Linda Kember said...

Another beautiful die, just when I thought I didn't need any more dies, this comes along! Beautiful card and a different way to make a great card. Looking forward to the rest of the collection.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is a stunning card. It's amazing how different it looks in the negative, have to really concentrate to see that it is the same dies.
Love the pop of pink, really sets your card off.x

Glennis said...

Wow! that card is amazing! A great new die

Anonymous said...

lovely start to the new die range xx Can't wait for the others background dies are such a good die to have in your collection very versatile xx thankyou yvonne bennett xx

hettygarlick said...

Another beautiful background. So exciting to see another new collection.

Kate's Cards said...

Now that's a striking card! xxx

Ann Mansfield said...

Another beautiful set, love the black and white with just a splash of colour.

IVY Cheong said...

Love it ! Ivy C x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love this die, the split negative card is stunning.
Rosemary xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful start to the new die launch, I love black and white too but the little touch of pink makes it pop. No need to be nervous the new dies are all fabulous and I want them all!!
Sending caring hugs to Tracy, Wheelybad, Maria, Nanna Tina, Elaine, Tina T and anyone else who needs one

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, this is a background and a half so many bits than can be used for smaller cards. Love it.
Beverley W

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, well you have certainly started the launch with a bang! Like Alison my eyes went funny when I first looked at the card and we share a dislike of so much black but I think the design is brilliant and something I may well try in different colours. Love the pop of red from the flowers. Oh yes, and the dies are gorgeous :-)

Myra in Florida - prayers for Emily, grow cells grow.
Laine - sorry to read about your friend. You are being a good friend to her just by lending an ear.


sued99 said...

I love this background. Like the way you've merged the two cards.

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love the new Indian Ocean background die set. This is definitely a must have. The black and white card with a pop of color is beautiful. I love making black and white cards!

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....what a dramatic card to start the day! I love the layering, such a versatile die set. Nanny Jo. N. Ireland

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful background die love how you have places the two dies.

Hugs and Good luck to all

Annx without an "e"

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and all of the Wilsonettes,
Sorry Sue that i haven't been around but i go down so badly leading up to my Mum and my brothers anniversarys that i am no use to anyone seeing my greetin face. I am so lucky this year as beautiful friends decided that i was going to have something else to do yesterday instead of being on my own. You don't realise just what you have done in bringing so many lovely people to here and them meeting up, i for one am so grateful the day that i actually managed to copy down this blog name, thank you flower for giving me some of the most beautiful friends in the world.
This is the first day in a wee while that i have actually been able to get myself to come in again and i come into a lovely new set of dies. The card is giving me the glenny blinks being half and half but this is the kind of card Jim and i would have got for our birthdays, like our birthday cake which was half and half. I love the asters that you have put on the front of the card as it is just a lovely bit of colour but not too bright. I have a friend who although a man, he loves flowers so would love to get this card through his door. Thank you Sue for a lovely die set and now i can imagine myself on that beach at Goa or one of the Indian islands.
love and crafty hugs
Norah x

Lorraine Freeman said...

What a stunning background and brilliant that it contains so many separate dies, my brain cannot cope with the card though.
I have seen most of the dies from this launch but love seeing your first take on them.
Myra in Florida, grow cells grow.
June , I used to run a craft group with my friend and so I understand your pleasure and I too would join your group if I was closer.
Pam, it's so great to hear how well Robbie is doing and wow to his family's determination.
Laine, my heart goes out to your friend. Having suffered with depression over many years I can emphasise. Hugs for you both as it's so hard listening to such hardship.
Will comment more later

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What an interesting card today, it really shows off this beautiful die. What a great idea naming them after the oceans. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Elaine and Andrew Tina and Mick Tina and Peter and Tracey. June your craft club sounds good xxxx

Sparrow said...

A good die to start the release posts with.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very dramatic looking to start your new die releases.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue and the dies look very interesting. Thank you.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! What an amazing card and an amazing start to your latest new die release !!! This background die looks fantastic, really beautiful. Great colour combo to. I think these may be your new flowers to possibly ? Ooooh I want it all already !!!!!!!!!! Thanks Sue. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Tres from Orpington x x x

Barbara said...

What a stunning card Sue!!!!

Your new die release will be a massive sell out as they are so unique and different from all the samey looking dies on the market. You can do so much with your dies and this blog teaches us new ways to look at them.
I love to see what you do with them and look forward to each new post you put up.
There are a few Barbara's on this blog so I will go as

Barbara from Carnwath

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely die and card is gorgeous too.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful background die! They are always lovely but this one is really striking! Love the flowers too!
I would have commented earlier - however I fainted when I saw that Yvonne had posted !! - oops sorry Princess Pixie! Don't want you to think I'm nice all the time!! Hugs X
June , Glad your craft group went well. It sounds a bit like our Ladies Group and we have a lot of fun!
To my namesake in Florida - I will pray for your little granddaughter!
Love to all,
Myra Y xxx

Sandra Holmes said...

Another gorgeous set to collect. I can't wait to see the rest.

Susan Mitchell said...

Stunning Sue. And I love the flower die - beautiful.

Susan, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

redfox said...

Love it, love it, love it! If this is a sign of the dies to come then roll on, I can't wait!! No need for the nerves Sue, who couldn't love your wonderful style? Lots of love to everyone, Sarah

Roisin said...

Oh no Sue we go again....will have to have them all! Beautiful as always!

Roisin D

Paula said...

Oh wow! Love the effect on this card, when I saw the die I never thought something so striking could come from it!
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Lynne L said...

Hi sue i love this card the die is fabulous
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great die, really like the split negative and love the pop of colour on the florals. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

Oooooh so pretty pretty. I had to keep looking at it cause it was like an optical illusion!!
Great start to the blog launch! Well done loving it already.

Well ladies I survived my visit to the dodgy ropebridge in carrick a rede. It had been re toughened since my last visit and also had to pay to get on it!! Graeme didn't appreciate my heavy footedness as it was bouncing an he didn't like it lol
The giants causeway looked the same stunning place and hubby and auntie dot thought it was amazing.
Yesterday was the hike up the slemish mountain. Half way up I slipped in muck and twisted my ankle but I wasn't gonny let that stop me from getting to the top to spread dads ashes. We made it up in an hour an a half and got hubby to video it for my sister to see.
My ankle this morning is a little puffy but I don't mind at least I got to the top. Had a lovely time staying with my dads friends and will be back over another time.

Pat L. Maybe next time I'm over I'll have more time and maybe we could meet up?

Pam. Can't believe that's been two years since Robbies accident. It's amazing what canbe accomplished when we put our minds to it. My hat goes off to him.

Laine. Sorry to hear about ur friends rough time. I'm glad she's got u to listen and help when u can. X

Princess pixie. I hope u e got ur boys warned about Laines imminent arrival lol ur in for a treat!! Xx

Love to all xx

Vie Carter said...

fab new dies, beautiful


lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Yippee! The much anticipated day has finally arrived and I'm cock a hoop at the prospect of multiple posts and gorgeous examples of your talent.
What a beautiful place to begin, the Indian Ocean, with a background die equal to its beauty and majesty. This card made me a bit cross eyed when I first saw it....though that could have been my bleary eyes after a rough night��...but in saying that it didn't in anyway detract from its beauty and impact. It has all the drama of the opening act to a fantastic show of delights. I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us today. I'm keeping this brief because I'm clearly running behind today, hoe to catch up with proceedings as we go alongxxxx

Crafty hugs


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
What a stunning start to the launch sue x the dies are beautiful x love the card although I thought I needed new glasses at first glance x lol x
Myra sending prayers x
Theresa w in berks xxx

Agnes (Scotland) said...

This is a beautiful collection and I love the background die X

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow, what a stunner!
Doreen R

donna sherman said...

Beautiful background die, Sue! It will make for some gorgeous cards!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautifullllllllll Sue.

gr karin van eijk

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Wow Wow stunning card I love this die so versatile I love the colours you have used.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY glad you had good time in Ireland & Concorde the rope bridge. So brave of you. Hug's my friend. Xx

JUNE your craft club sounds lovely & so inviting wish I lived nearer. Hug's xx

Princess Pixie sorry you don't want Laine pampering you by touch but at least let her make you Tea with biscuits & she will walk backwards with the tray curtsying as she goes. HaHaHa.

Hug's for ELAINE & Andrew TINA & MIKE TINA & PETER MYRA & GRANDAUGHTER. & anyone else who needs a Hug.

ursula said...

This Indian Ocean background die is just amazing, after the beautiful background die card you made the Swiss die the other die, this one too would fit the bill nicely....I love these dies....many thanks, luv Ursula xx

NancyR said...

Beautiful background die! Almost appears to have waves. Can't wait to see what else can be done with it.

NancyR in Delaware

gailgale said...

These dies are absolutely wonderful!!!
They are very different from your others.
I think the Mauritius is my favorite. I love the swirls and the lines together.... but they are all so beautiful!!!!
I look forward to seeing lots of cards made with these dies.
The cards here are fantastic and show off the dies very nicely.
Thanks Sue, for more wonderful creations!!!!!


gailgale said...

Sue, I thought I was on the Mauritius die when I wrote the above comment.
I love this Background die too. It is wonderful!!!!
So many possibilities with it.
Thank you for all your wonderful new creations.


stitchingranny said...

Loving the background die though the jury is still out on the split card lol. I think I would have preferred it in one or the other colourway, but it does make you think "out of the box", which I guess is always a good thing.

(aka stitchingranny)

julie laz said...

Omgoodness love them, here we go again, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx😄

Nana on the Hill said...

These are gorgeous, what a lovely set. Particularly like! Umm, no sorry, can't choose a favourite, thought I could but they are all lovely x

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a very unique card. I am enjoying your blog and of course your beautiful new dies and fabulous cards.
Stephanie K, Greenville, SC

Crafty Clare said...

Another die release can't wait.
Clare A xx

Leanne said...

WOW! Your dies and card are out of this world.
~Leanne Soares

Babi Belle said...

Hi sue, and I love too your black and white card with a pop of colour!it makes me want to try to use this method in the horizontal direction also. I love the new flowers which are so pretty! BRAVO LOVE from Switzerland isabelle Cimbali


Hi Sue - love this. I do find the background dies so useful as there are so many dies that can be used on their own. X

Cathie Weary said...

Great start to another few days of fun. Love the split design you did.

Suzzette Yandle said...

It always amazes me how the die cuts look so different when they are cut out using different color card stock. And your black and white card today is no exception. I think your background die sets give one the most versatility of all your "country" die sets, including this "ocean" die set. Good job on the newest dies. How exciting for you on this launch.

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and stunning die set
Thank you

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
WOW!! Wonderful card and fantastic die to start off the new collection. It's so weird the way our brain is tricked to think that the black side of the card looks bigger than the white. It's very striking and I can't wait to see the rest of the collection.
Bejay xx

ElaineBC said...

Great card as usual and love those new dies. Thanks for the opportunity to win.


karenlotty said...

Striking card This background can be so feminine and will be great for masculine cards too karenlotty

lritchie said...

Sue, love this new die, I too love black and white with a splash of color but your creativity continues to amaze me daily.

Lori from Canada

Txcowgirl said...

This is so very lovely Sue. I am looking forward to your new collection, and what a great start this is.

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
Well here you go again another die launch and another beautiful die design
And you are once more being so generous in giving one of each set away to your Wilsonetts
Good luck everyone in the draws
And thank you to you Sue
Theresa G xx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:

Now there is a background die I want lol. Beautiful.

Lisa J in Victoria

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous new die, really love the negative / positive slant of this card.

Janet Wilson, Menston

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Well helloo clever lady and umero-uno die designer. If this is the first die of the September 2016 collection bring on set 1 2 3 etc as this is lush. Onwards to carry on playing catch up after a day on the beach at Anglesey watching the odd R.A.F jet flyer over - wow 😊

barbara macaskill said...

OMG!! If this is the way the rest of the dies look then my budget is in deep trouble!!! LOVELOVELOVE this dramatic card and the dies are AMAZING!!! Dying to see them all!!! TFS!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card and die. love Jean Z xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, every time you do a launch, I think to myself, I need to have a serious talk with my bank manager, as you make it hard to choose, and I can see this will be no exception. A stunning card, love the colours. Bx

Debbie Emment said...

Beautiful new set of dies, and had a sneak peek on a site offering pre-order so haven't yet decided which ones i want - though i would love them all!!! This card is as stunning as it is unusual and a fabulous way of using the background - even better as you will get two for the price of one due to the way its been cut

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am a bit late posting my comments today as I have only just had the chance to look at my e-mails. This is a really stunning die with so much detail and plenty of chances of making different frames in different sizes.


Rosie said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful die and a fantastic launch to your new dies. I love your card and the colours used....Love Rosie from

Babs Newman said...

Oh Sue what a clever card!!!!!!! As expected the new dies are Great.luv babs, brucies babex

Sheila Barns said...

A very unusual card made with a great die.

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
What are you doing to us? Only joking. What a stunning die. Oh well looks like the Xmas fund money is gonna start dwindling away lol.
Karen in Telford xx

craftynanna said...

Glorious die set, it certainly does create an optical illusion, Johanna in Widnes

craftynanna said...

Glorious die set, it certainly does create an optical illusion, Johanna in Widnes

Dawn Holben said...

I told myself i wasn't going to be tempted but oh sue as
soon as i saw this i said i have to have it.
I absolutely love the detail on this background and when i look at
it i thought it looked a little like musical notes around the edges lol
This is going to be perfect for so many cards including those difficult mens ones.

Narrowboat girl said...

Well Sue you have certainly launched your new collection in style. I love the background die & the way you have swapped the colours about is very eye catching - something new for me to try

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and dies to start your blog launch
Mick has had a very sleepy day Dr stopped 1 tablet, reduced another and added 1 to his morning ones and will put up his patch on Monday when it's due to be changed,thank you for all your kind words
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxxx

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