Thursday, 13 October 2016

Crisscrossed and Cut

Hi crafters!  Today's video uses the Mauritius die to create a pretty focal element and would you believe that is the Butterfly Background die set used to create a white on white background?

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

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Pam said...

Stunning card, lovely.
June hope your operation goes smoothly, you will soon be a new woman, Betty too, same for your hand operation, good luck to you both.
Elsine, how did Andrews appointment go, I sincerely hope that they can get this sorted for this very brave man.
Tina, glad that Peter is doing better, sleep and eating are two major healers.
Tracey, hope your work meeting went well, and the doctor lets you get back to work. I function better being able to work, I like to be among people.
Tina and Mick always in my thoughts.
Wendy, good that you have got your husband home after 19 weeks, such a worrying time.
Wheeley your Billy sounds the hit of the surgery. So happy for you that op went well for him.
Hugs to all including Laine, Bejsy, Lorraine and any one who is in need of a hug.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Stunning,elegant card today, Sue. Gorgeous.
Happy crafting.
D x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

Pussycats said...

Stunning card to wake up to this morning Sue. I really love this card. Wendy

tracy w said...

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

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful and elegant card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and a great tutorial.
Wendy, pleased that you have your husband home. Wheelybad, thanks for the update on Billy, I hope that he's soon home. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, love these dies.

auscrafts said...

Love these dies

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Amazing detail with these dies!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you.
A beautiful card and great video.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today Sue, very elegant. JJxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue,
Great video,love these dies such a beautiful card.
Jan x

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card this morning, I have not got these dies, so will have to go on the Christmas list.
Well today's the day my Hochanda order arrives so looking forward to that delivery.
Peter will be happy today as the Sky Engineer is coming at lunch time, he has been without it for ten days, came on Monday and Tuesday then went off again yesterday just when he wanted the cricket on. He continues to eat and drink well.
Hope all goes well June with your knee operation.
Thank you ladies of the blog for all your kind regards, it is nice to know there are a lot of caring people out there who we do not know.
Therefore love and crafty hugs to you all,
Tina T xxxx

Sandy G said...

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I don't think I'm going to make much sense with my comment but I'll have a try lol. When I first saw this sample a few weeks ago, can't remember where, it has one of those illusionial looks to it which I think black and white can do sometimes, it kinda put my brain cell off balance a tad. So now I've watched your tutorial it all makes sense and it's very very clever the way the 4 squares on the background set up the whole striped pattern beneath the Madeline and Mauritius it really gives it the WOW factor I love it.
Never did get to the craft shop yesterday. Due to accident traffic and road works it all made me late and even though I contacted the surgery and rushed my butt off to get there they wouldn't see me ! I was livid, fuming, especially when 3 of the nurse's stood in the office basing, it would have taken seconds to see me and they stood there longer than the time I would have taken !!!!! So I was in such a dark mood I just knew that even the magic of Pixies would help my mood so I went back home to 'cool off' the annoying thing is, that they know it can be a struggle and touch and go to leave the bungalow, plus I had the good manners to let them know I was stuck and not my fault, oooh, I was mad mad maaad lol, so maybe today I will go and invite the Pixies to come home with me 😊
Before I send my hug to you Sue, just want to say GOOD LUCK JUNE all will be fine (don't think of the breakfast you're missing) think of the new knee you are gaining and all you will achieve over the next few months, you'll be a new woman at the next AP meeting we won't recognise the new you on the group photo, so I will be thinking of you but you'll be fine.
Have a lovely day Sue, and take this hug in case you feel you need it xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card, catch video later.
Annette x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Great background idea. I've got that set. Will try that. Will watch video later. TFS.

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, formal yet fab, the background is unusual but works

thank you,

Pearl xx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,amazing how you `manipulate`your dies to become something so different,thank you,Linda x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, will watch video later as up early to travel to Bath & West Showground for the Craft4Crafters show.

Gentle hugs and healing prayers for those in pain or discomfort. Also not forgetting the carers amongst us who do such a wonderful job, gurt big squashy ones winging their way to you.
Best wishes for all waiting for operations, I sincerely hope they all go smoothly and we shall hear from 'new' women later on.
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

val jones said...

Love this Sue using my favorite De of the moment. The background is beautiful will look at the video later.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Debra K. said...

Lovely black and white card! A wonderful design with the square dies used as a background. Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A stunning design with a beautiful layered, linear look.
Thank you for the great inspiration and tutorial. X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. The dies are amazing. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work it will be a treat. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, intriguing as I can't see the butterfly background. I'll watch the video later. Like Cheryl, I'm off to Craft4crafters at the Bath and West Showground with a big shopping list :)
B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so beautiful, I love how you've created the background I'd love to be able to think like you! The poppy dies are gorgeous I use them all the time, I had your new daisy dies yesterday and all I can say is WOW! I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, so elegant and will catch the video later.
Thanks for sharing


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Black and white cards are so elegant and this is no exception. Another lovely card.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
I love the colour you have used

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card today. The way you have done the background is great. Not got these dies yet, but they are on the list.

Love Rosemarie X X

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful black and. White card. Always love the linear lines. Fabulous, Ivy L x

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty card, love the black and white look, so striking x

Annie Pennington said...

Fab card Sue. I would never have thought you used the butterfly background.

Annie P

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this card is stunning I love this the Mauritius die it's gorgeous and I really like the background
Kathy B x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the striped feature of your design.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.
I love this card so much great video tutorial as always I could watch u forever doing demos lol shame I've not got the dies I'd have liked to try this one. Ah well another time.

Well ladies dr has allowed me to return to work and my boss is delighted!! Let's hope they stick to their agreement of me taking it easy with the Xmas rush coming soon I'll be in the thick of it lol I hate crabby people at this time of year as I deal with the public I just paint my smile on lol
Start back on the 31st oct in a week then I've a few days holiday so that worked out well lol

Both Tina's hope ur still plodding along ok thinking of ur families. X

June. Happy new knee day. It'll be fine in no time.

Hope the ladies that went to Carlisle behaved themselves! But as I've not seen reports I guess they have lol.

Love to all and cuddles too xx

Chris Curry said...

Love everything about this card Sue. Will be trying the poppy idea with the sticky sheet and the Indian Ocean dies anD Madeline dies are top of my wish list. Thank you. Xx

Laura O' Connor said...

great card Sue,Laura O

dmjones said...

Fabulous card today, stunning in black & white,

Doreen x

Karen Drew said...

Wow!!! Love it. So classy and elegant
Karen xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the background is stunning . love Jean Z xxxx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, always love monochrome and the Mauritius die really is a stunner - not owned yet. Another chopping day, to good effect! Thanks as ever for the video.
June- hoping all goes well today.
Wheely - thank heavens Billy OK, perhaps you can feel calmer now - keep us posted please.
Steph - ooh what a disaster, how mean when they know your problems. Pixie therapy definitely recommended.
Tracy - woohoo work again, good news or what?!
Wendy Scotland - great that you're back again and hope your husband continues to improve. Nothing like worry and daily hospital visits to use up all your time.
Laine, sorry for your Mum's problem too, sounds really unpleasant. Hope it gets fixed - and the scooter too. Greetings to PP also.
And to all who need them - hugs.

'P' in Wales

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I remember this card from the die launch and thought it was absolutely stunning so all three die sets went straight onto the wish list - I shall be cracking open the piggy bank any day now, can't wait to get them!...


carol quinn said...

Beautiful card
Carol quinn

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love monochrome!!! It's my favourite,I think I might have said it before : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I missed yesterday !! We all looked at the card at some stage! We will be trying your background technique!
Today's is lovely in simply black and white! Very effective!
Just going down for breakfast in a minute! Thanks so much to all the ladies who sent good wishes about Carlisle - including Pam , June Smith, Maria, Laine, and others too but as I'm I useless person early in the morning - I've forgotten some names! Maureen has behaved better than expected but the word " impeccably " wouldn't be quite the word I'd use! We had a lovely day yesterday and went out last night to a fairly new Italian Restaurant! There was just a slight step up at the doorway and when Norah was asked if she would manage in her scooter -the response was " 0h fine I'll take a run at it!" Norah is amazing! We've had a lovely time and will leave mid morning to return home!
June Smith - thinking of you! All the very best for your op today!
Laine - hope your chariot is back in action and you too!
Love to everyone! Myra xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Great video and use of the old guillotine too. Love these dies and the design is fabulous Sue, thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

hettygarlick said...

Gorgeous card. I've used that die to make a background. It's so effective and matches the Indian Ocean dies so well.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card .

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant & pretty card
Love it,thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I don't have these Dies so I need to watch the video to see how its done so beautifully!
I must say GOOD LUCK TO JUNE I will be thinking of you!
Love Marg

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

granny sue said...

Lovely card but saving your video for later. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such an elegant card this morning. I love black and white used together.

Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Another stunner of a card this morning Sue ,your inspiration never ceases to amaze me.
VC x

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card today sue just love it black and white brill !!!!!!
Thank you sue love June horrocks xxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Todays card is both stunning and elegant. I remember this card when the dies were launched and just had to purchase the Mauritius, Madeleine and Butterfly background. There were other dies on that launch that were beautiful but these were my favourites. Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, the colours are gorgeous and the dies make the card really elegant.

Barbara V

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, I sometimes wonder if you even manage to get to sleep with all these stunning layouts you come up with run around in your mind when trying to relax, they really are special, do you even loose your Mojo?
A stunning card again this morning, love the colour choice to. hugs Shirleyxx Cant wait to watch the video.

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue, i always love black with white , will watch the video later .

June , hope all goes well today . xxxxxx

Pam, Andrews Appointment went well , he has to keep a check on the palpitations but the consultant seems to think it is when Andrew has rushed things ie after his bath, dressing and going down stairs .So on the whole all is fine , he has his Treatment Today { 2 down and 11 to go. } I know what you mean about mixing with people and keeping busy, it gives you other things to think about .

Wheely so pleased for you both .

Big hugs to all.
Take care
Elaine H X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, I love black and white.
Rosemary xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really stunning. Will watch the video later.


Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and great video. You do make things look so easy, and i just wish I could afford to had all your dies, as I think they are fabulous.

Suemac said...

A stunning card

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours.

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue.

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card, great colour scheme.
Thank you, Sue
Sue MacFall

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
Margaret xx

sued99 said...

I really love this card. Black and white is always a winner with me.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card the Mauritius die is so lovely I don't have it will have to go on my wishlist
Stephanie how annoying especially after ringing yo let them know you were held up I think it was really mean of them not to see you
Tracey good news about work
June &Betty sending good wishes to you both hope your surgery goes as planned

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card Sue, I love it

aka stitchingranny

SueJ said...

Really elegant card, love it.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love black and white and while I don't have the Mauritius die I'm sure that I have another of your dies that I could use instead
Wheelybad hope you get Billy home very soon xx
Wendy from Scotland welcome back and take care of yourself too now your husband is home from hospital
Tracy good news back to work!!

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Theresa Pace said...

cool card. I think without the flower it could easily be a male card. just love the way your brain works with dies, hugs xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is a beautiful and elegant card

June x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous elegant card, love the use of the butterfly die, this one is on my wish list.

gailgale said...

Wonderful card!!!
I love these new dies!!!!
The black and white makes it so elegant and stunning!
Thank you for sharing, Sue.
I appreciate all you do.
It helps me to grow. And I appreciate that.

gailgale said...

Wonderful card!!!
I love these new dies!!!!
The black and white makes it so elegant and stunning!
Thank you for sharing, Sue.
I appreciate all you do.
It helps me to grow. And I appreciate that.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant in the white and black with a beautiful background. Thanks for your video.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is uber-beautiful and so elegant. That die is one of my favourites SO FAR..........
Gorgeous, thank you for sharing and the video.
Hugs, Rose

Suebak said...

I do not know where to begin with the complements for this card so I will just state the obvious.... STUNNING! The dies are all quite detailed. You have shown that detailed dies can still be used together. Great video as always.

Susan x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
What A "Extremely Exquisite Card" And Video Today As Always
Great Tutorial Taking Us Through The Card Bit By Bit And Best Of All We Can
Look Back On The Video For Further Reminders In Case We Forget.
Like Yourself I Love The Black And White Colour Combination, And As Your Aware
"The Mauritian" Die Is A Huge Huge Favourite Of Mine For Lots Of Reasons Its A Beautiful Die
I Also Purchased The Stamps To Match, They Are Wonderful.
I Love The Idea With The Background With The Four Squares, I'm Thinking Of Making This
Changing The Colours For Christmas Cards For My Mauritian Friends, Even Though I Love
The Black And White.
Take Great Care My Wonderful Friend I'm So Enjoying The Tutorial's On You Tube, I'm Even Watching
Last Year's As I Purchased Quite A Few Of 2015 Festive Dies, So I'm Mixing Them Together.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

Kate's Cards said...

Monochrome beauty!

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

what a pretty card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another of your beautiful cards. Love how you have mixed and matched the dies and you can never go wrong with a black and white colour way. Thanks for another informative video.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well been away from your blog for a week or so due to my illness, ( back now)
Today's card is beautiful, also I've been back to look at all the cards I've missed and loved them,
I've commented on yesterday's card, just in case lol, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

CraftyJo said...

Nice! can't beat a bit of black and white ;)

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue

Gr Karin

barbara macaskill said...

Such a stunning color combo!! It never goes out of style and this is a lovely card!!! TFS!

Tressa said...

I know some people don't like to use black card but there is no doubt, as you have illustrated with this great card, that black and white can produce a very elegant outcome. I do especially like the way you have constructed the background.


Jean said...


Marianne's Craftroom said...

VEry elegant and stylish

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies and use of them. I love the little square from the Butterfly Frame die and really like the backgrounds made with it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

A very striking card today with a lovely combination of die cuts and glitter. Great video. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Seems I am still learning new techniques from you. I like how your brain works!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I really did admire this card when I saw it on the die launch and I am so pleased that you have made a video to explain how you did it. Thank you


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card, love it :-) Hope you're having a good day. Hugs to all xxx

Margreet said...

Such an elegant and stylish card...beautiful!
xxx Margreet

ursula said...

I love black and white, what an elegant card, so make it look so easy Sue, if only my mind could think like yours....luv Ursula xx

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely ladies
lovely monochrome for us today Sue. Makes me think of the shutters you see on grand tropical island houses. Beautiful sugared poppy and how versatile is that Butterfly Background?! Gorgeous!!
Thank you ladies for your kind words about FIL. We do have some fun with him too, you wouldn't believe the "adventures he's been on", so far he's won the lottery, been a filmstar and on a record that was number one all over the world, bought a chippy and worked for the CIA ;-).
Special good wishes to P in Wales, Pam, Wheely Bad (hope your little dog is OK and Mr is successful finding a job), June (I don't know if you'll see this now but hope all went ahead for your op and you recover quickly), Lynda B (glad you got your internet sorted and you're back with us), Myra (sounds like you had a fab time), Laine (hope you've got your wheels fixed) and Yvonne PP
Sending hugs to all
Deb C xx

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, the black & white is very striking

karenlotty said...

Still need to watch the video This is so striking

liz spooner said...

This is so pretty today Sue, love the background as well.xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love it!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I liked this card at the launch and I still like it - a lot! No time to watch the video just now but will catch up later.

Well ladies, unlike poor Wendy in Scotland I didn't have to wait 19 weeks to get my husband back, I brought him home this afternoon! It was indeed just a minor stroke and he has been recovering so well they let him go. Occupational Health etc will all be visiting but I'm sure it won't be too long before he is back to his old self.

Wheely - thanks for letting us know that Billy's op went well and the damage was not as bad as anticipated, paws crossed for a speedy recovery.

June and Betty hope your respective ops went smoothly and you are both now on the road to lots more crafting.


Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! The dies are lovely!! Love the black and white color combo!!
Moxie Craftie

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card and will watch the tutorial later tonight.
Have not got any of the dies but maybe one day

June- hope you are feeling ok and everything is going well,
take care x
Betty- hand op. hope you be fine x
Tina and Peter- good to hear Peter eating better. Hope the sky
box be fixed asap. so he dosen't miss to much of the cricket x
Wheelybad- oh Billy, I so hope he be home soon and everything
will go well. Many hugs to you both x
Elaine- Andrew slow down, fingers crossed all goes well.
Laine- hope you feeling better and your wheels got fixed and talking
of wheels I hope Norah got into the restaurant without any mishap :-) x
Yvonne- hope you doing alright, keep warm x
Tracy- clear back to work yay, just take it slowly in the beginning x
Wendy- take care, look after eachother x
Lynda- missing you, hope you ok and be back soon x
Littlelamb- hope you are well, missing you x
Lorraine- hope you doing alright, speak soon x

Sending hugs to all wilsonette's and to my lovely friends,
Maria x

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Love black and white cards, this one is so elegant, love it, Sue

Thanks for all the kind wishes regarding Bill, it is so nice to have people wishing you the best when we don't know each other. Hope all who are waiting for operations it all goes well, and those who have just had one is feeling better.
hugs to you all
love Wendy xx

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful card. Do not always like black and white but I love this one. Have watched the video and as usual it is very informative.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card today, thank you.
I'm sorry I've been "missing in action" but I didn't take my laptop to Carlisle.
June Smith, I've been thinking of you and hope the op went well, and on time.
Tina & Peter, Elaine & Andrew, Tina & Mick, Tracy, Laine, Lorraine and Maria - thinking of you all.
Carlisle was a hoot and I was highly regarded by all the staff and restaurant proprietors. It was such a shame that the others did not meet my high expectations, or those of the police who came to arrest me ha ha. May I also add that Myra tends to exaggerate at times!
Maureen xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A really elegant card today, it is beautiful.
Di B. x

Theresa said...

Hi Due and all your crafty crew
Wonderful card Sue I love black an white cards and this one hits the spot
Gorgeous Sue just gorgeous
Hugs to everyone that needs one
Theresa G xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and love that butterfly background.
Thank you for all your good wishes. Operation went well and my right hand is now plastered up for 6 Weeks. Very hard typing this left handed but guess I'll get better at it. X

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely gorgeous, i love how you have triple layered it
making it such a detailed but beautiful card.
Enjoyed watching the video too.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW! WOW! WOW! I really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card !!!!!! I think it is stunning Sue !!! I fell in love with this one when you first showed it at your new die release. It is my Birthday in a couple of days and I am fairly sure that hubby has got me some of the Indian Ocean Collection !!! One of my favourites is your gorgeous new Mauritius die which I think is absolutely stunning !!! I love the way you have rotated the die cuts to create this beautiful design. The Butterfly Frame is another gorgeous die that is high up on my wish list. I do really love this one and I definately "need / want / have to have " this die set. ( everyone loves butterflies, especially me !!! ) I like your Madeline die set to. It is a great set. I think your black and white colour combo is fab Sue. It is very striking. I am one of those people who does like black on a card and who does like black and white card designs and I think this one is fab. A cute little glittery poppy to complete the look is just the perfect finishing touch !!! Such a classy, elegant card Sue. Thank you for sharing it and I hope I will be able to recreate my own version of it fairly soon !!! Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Jackie Meechan said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the black and white and the black is so striking the way you have done this card.

Eunice said...

This is such a striking card Sue. Love the die use that you utilized.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card SUe. Will have yo watch the tutorial tomorrow now. Thank you for sharing this.

Sandy H said...

I don't normally like black and white cards but I really loved this one on the die launch. The Mauritius die and the Butterfly Background are at the top of wish-list.
Hope all went with your knee operation June.
Take care everyone.

Clai01 said...

Mauritius is just a beautiful die and the card looks fantastic. x

Vie Carter said...

Elegant and sophisticated card, just love it


hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Catherine Lyons said...

Elegant card today l love it enjoy your day xx

Susan White said...

Such a stunning card - pure elegance x