Saturday, 29 October 2016

Snowflake Background Card

Hello crafters!  Today's video shows off the Bold Snowflake frame and how you can use it to create a pretty and unique background.

The winner of this week's Wednesday card giveaway is:

Lynne L!!!

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

The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card. I just love it.
Congratulations to Lynne.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue. Delicate and classy.
Congratulations to Lynne enjoy your gorgeous win.
June that was a lot of clips no wonder it was so sore. Like the song, Things can only get better but still take it slowly .
Elaine, happy news that Andrew was feeling a little better, hope the treatment went okay.
Tina, again happy news that Peters leg wasn't so swollen. He should soon be back to his old self.
Wendy, I hope yesterday wasn't too difficult for you, just look on this as day 1 of your new life.
Sharon and Betty, hope the recovery is going well.
Pat, your little Sarah is amazing, she deserved the whole Hamleys store, bless her. Let's hope they are able to overcome this nerve problem in her legs.
Chery, nice to see you back and that you have been having a great time. Love the idea of using Petes shirts for the grandchildrens cushion cases.
Tracey, don't worry about work, with your strength and determination you will soon be back in the swing of things, you are a star .
Daily hugs to all our poorly friends, our missing friends, Tina and Mick, still think about Melody and Molly, prayers for Emiky, and anyone who just needs a hug.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Will watch video later. Happy weekend all.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and fabulous video!
Hugs x
Heather T

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the frosty colours.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful. I love the delicate colours.
Congratulations Lynne. Enjoy your card
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue , very elegant. Congratulations Lynne! JJxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and just my colours. Congratulations Lynn enjoy your card. I'm of to the craft show in Glsgow today to get a lot of goodies hopefully.
Nancy xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you, and a great video.
Congratulations Lynne, you will love it.
Take care all have fun Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow how can you have an elegant stunning Christmas card, just look at Sue Wilsons blog today. Gorgeous, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Mounting foam. Sticky sheet.

Good morning Sue. Well I've taken to using buzz words (see above) lol. I have meant to mention this in at least three comments and forgotten each time, so I can't forget to mention them now - can I ?? Firstly how wonderful is the new magic mounting foam, the easiest and cleanest 3d foam EVER. I know hundreds of us use that cheap shop for our foam (saves money to spend on MORE new collections) but as my mom use to say "nothing in cheapness" I spent more time cleaning sticky gunge off my fingers and scissors than I did making the card, but the CE foam is a must for my craft table now. Sticky sheet - how do you do it time after time, show after show, you get it spot on every time it's amazing (or a fluke) lol I can't tell you how many times I've either got it way off and had to cut it for future flowers or leaves or a smaller die, but to cover a sheet of square card by eye like that, well I hold my breath just in case but you never miss, I wonder if my eyes are wonky or out of line lol.
Anyway, it's sooo spooky and misty out there I bet Andy is terrified I hope the owl doesn't start booting lol poor chap can you imagin lol sorry I'm being cruel and finding some amusement out of his fear, ok I'll stop my imagination now and concentrate on my imagination of how great it would be to look at my dies and imagin how this pile of brown metal would turn out to look as pretty as your card today. Most of my day is taken up by guess work, I never think ok I'll use this and this and end up with this, I've never got a clue what I'm doing, in fact I was thinking of trying my pixie powders I bought weeks ago after the Wednesday giveaway card background from about 3 weeks ago and I thought I wish I'd got one of the team here just to hold my hand or guide me through, a bit like the scene in Ghost with the clay (not that I wish any of you to be ghosts) but I got a bit weary and my confidence went so I didn't try in the end after all.
I think what I'm trying to say is - how do you do it, so many new and different cards always so perfect and beautiful, today's is no exception it's gorgeous Sue.
Well I've just got the text to say they are on their way back so I'll thank you for being you and send a hug, and congratulate Lynne on winning your fantastic personal handmade gift.
Have a great day xxx

Barbara (C) said...

I love the addition of a delicate ink to add a little colour. A lovely card.

tracy w said...

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

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Stunning card this morning the colours are beautiful.

Barbara V

Tina T said...

Good Morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card as usual, who wouldn't want to receive a card like this. Superb!
Congratualtions to give away winner Lynn!
Pam - Peter is still improving, leg slowly going down, and yesterday went back into his shed to do a bit on his lathe!!
June Smith - hope your leg continues to improve.
Wendy - hope your last day of work was a memorable one.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

A very beautiful, delicate card Sue love the sentiment too.
Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A stunning design that looks so beautifully frosty and opulent. The recipient would know that they were VERY well thought of.
Congratulations to Lynne. X

Denise Bryant said...

Love the snowflakes! I kind of collect snowflake images and dies.... this one is gorgeous!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love it.
Congratulations to Lynne on your win. Cheryl, what a wonderful thing to use Pete's shirts for. Wendy, day one of the rest of your life, be happy. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really lovely.

Congrats to the card winner.


Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, lovely card with a lovely frosty feeling
Kathy B X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Really beautiful card the colours are gorgeous. love Jean Z xxxx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, so pretty, frosty and delicate.
Congratulations to Lynne.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, cool in every way! Loved the video - thanks.
Will just echo Pam with the good wishes.
Wendy - Day One of your new life!
Well done to Lynne L on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, lovely frosty colours.
Congrats to the card winner.
B xx

Margreet said...

Love your snowflakes card in the frosted colors!
xxx Margreet

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue. Love snow flake cards.

Clai01 said...

Love the card too, one of my favourites of the year! x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Congratulations to Lynne. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Such a lovely card today Sue, love the colours, shapes and composition that shows your skill and dies off to perfection,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Anne said...

What a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

Love this card, and I have these dies so thrilled I can attempt it, or something similar. Thank you for the great tip about sticking two pieces of card together before cutting a frame, great idea. Xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the way you've done the background x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, fabulous card I love it!!! Waste not want not you get a twofer I like it you get more for your money or as you would say buck!!!
Congratulations to Lynne!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty sparkly card and I do love your "no waste" dies - I'm sure you used the snowflakes for another project!

Congratulations to Lynne.


SueJ said...

A gorgeous card Sue, just the right amount of bling.
Lovely useful dies.

Well done Lynne, enjoy your card.

Sue MacFall said...

A real work of art, Sue. Thank you for a very pretty card.
Sue Mac

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card today. Congratulations to Lynne. Yvonne xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
A Video must to see the workings of this lovely card today Sue!
Well done to Lynne L!!!
Wendy glad its done!
Love to everyone who is poorly
Love Marg

Catherine Lyons said...

A pretty card today Sue i love snowflakes.
Enjoy your card Lynn.

Marianne's Craftroom said...


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card and yeah one of your lovely bows too, haven't seen one for a while. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations Lynne on winning the card, what a lovely treat. Xxx
Tina it's good to hear Peter is moving around again, a sure sign he's feeling better in himself xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Elaine and Andrew June Betty Sharon Tracey and Wendy xxxx
Pam like you I often think of Melody and Molly xxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

June Horrocks said...

Just stunning sue I love it everything about it is beautiful thank you for sharing congrats to the lucky lady who won the gift
Love always June horrocks xxxx

doreenj said...

What a stunning and elegant card!!! Lovely!

Doreen x

Betty McAlister said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue. Lots of sparkle for Christmas.
I Echo Pam's good wishes to everyone. Too many to mention individually.
Congratulations to Lynne on winning that beautiful card. Lucky lady.

Scottydog said...

This card is a stunner! It is delicate with the pale blue and has a real icy look about it. Would just love to receive a card like this. Thank you so much Sue for all these ideas.
Congratulations Lynne, enjoy your card!

Debra K. said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I've had a bit of déjà vu with the video though, have we seen it before?
Congratulations to Lynne L! Debra x

Suemac said...

A very delicate card

Pussycats said...

Good morning Sue and all. WOW I love this card so beautiful . The colours are so lovely.
Congrats to Lynne. Thank you ladies for your kind comments, well wishes and hugs all round. Wendy

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a really pretty card today. You can really feel the frost in the snowflakes, anyone would be thrilled to receive this card,

Love Rosemarie X X

TDQ Karen said...

Congratulations to Lynne. Love the icy colours of this card, so delicate and pretty

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colour it's so crisp and frosty looking, your dies as always are so versatile. Congratulations to Lynne.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the sparkle and the coloir of today's card, very Christmasy.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

ursula said...

Oh wow, another stunner, which card do I pick for my cards this year, spoilt for choice...thanks Sue...big hugs, Ursula xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. White and baby blue with lots of sparkle, so pretty. Thanks for your video.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, that is such a beautiful card and I love what youve done with the background its so effective. hugs Shirleyxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and I love the icy colours you have used. SueL x

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely card beautiful delicate colours. Ivy Cx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card ,the background and colour used is stunning.

Well done to Lynne, enjoy !.
June , hope you have a good day .

Im not feeling 100% this morning so will keep it short.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend,sending big hugs to all .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Another great card love this on.
Heather R Oxfordshire

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful and elegant Christmas card, and a great video showing how to create the background. Well done Lynne. have a great day everyone. Bx

Netty The Runner said...

This card is so beautiful, perfect Christmas card.
Annette x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is definitely a WOW Christmas card. It is so very beautiful

Enjoyed the video too

Congratulations to Lynne L... enjoy!

June x

Anonymous said...

Stunning - no other word to describe this beautiful card Sue.

Happy day to all

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card I love the dies. I will be watching the video later. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
singing to me............ This is so beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congrats to Lynne.

Suebak said...

A crackin' card. Ideal for winter birthdays too.

Susan x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous, delicate Christmas card.

Love Helen xxx

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all you lovely kind Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card today as always so hard to choose a favourite when there all stunning.
Thank you for your kind wishes, leg is slowly getting better had physio yesterday and she was pleased with progress just have to be careful because of the wound at the moment, loveand healing hugs to all that need it today
All my love to all

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous card, love the cold and frosty colours!
Congrats to the lucky winner of the giveaway!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I really love this snowflake card. I thought that I couldn't justify have yet another snowflake die, but after seeing this card I have changed my mind - I just have to have it!!!


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a pretty card today, will check out the video later, I have the snowflake die so it should give me some inspiration.

Congrats to Lynne

Although I didn't sleep much last night I was able to roll over on my side and for the first time it was not painful, so beginning to get there. I was up twice in the night, finally getting up about 3am, then went back to bed at 5:30 for an hour or so which really helped. Thank you to everyone for your good wishes. I had a few bad experiences with a certain nurse and the ambulance people (I will tell you another time) and as such have put in an official complaint to the hospital as I do not want anyone else to have to go through what I went through, apart from these my experience at Medway was brilliant (if you can call an operation brilliant ha ha). I started to put a couple of bits of craft together yesterday, just a little bit but enjoyed it.

To all of you who are going to the Glasgow show this weekend, have a wonderful time, you know of course that I am jealous ha ha!!

Stephanie you do make me laugh with your comments, I am also amazed when seeing Sue demo how she gets everything straight and in the right place, I think both you and I must have wonky eyes but we will get there.

Tina T, good news about Peter and going back into his shed, he will go from strength to strength.

Elaine, happy news that Andrew was feeling a little better, hope the treatment went okay. I do hope you feel better yourself soon, sending healing hugs xx

Wendy, I remember so well when I retired, it was surreal at first but you will soon get used to it and wonder how you did everything before.

Sharon, Betty, hope the recovery is going well.

Pat, special hugs to your little Sarah, I reiterate what Pam said..... she deserved the whole Hamley's store, bless her. Let's hope they are able to overcome this nerve problem in her legs.

Tracey, take one day at a time with work, you will get there....what is it they say on 'The Chase'.... Bradley just another day at the office..........enjoy xxx

Special hugs to everyone especially Tina and Mick, not heard from you in a while.

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

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card, so crisp and frosty looking. The bold snowflake die is so different to any others and to have all the 'waste' to use on another project is just a bonus.

Lynne L - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy your lovely card.


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue & all you lovely craters Well what a fabulous surprise when I looked at the blog this morning to see that I've won one of Sues masterpieces this must be the best thing I have ever won! I'm really looking forward to receiving it & will make sure I show it off to all my friends! Thank you to you all for your congratulations I must be on a winning streak at the moment as yesterday I won an embossing folder in the raffle at my local craft store! Maybe I should go out & buy a lottery ticket for once!!!
I'm so excited I almost forgot to comment on today's card it's stunning I love the snowflakes & the glitter
Healing hugs to June Sharon & all who need them

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, I love it and great video as always. Congratulations to Lynne on winning the Wednesday card

Get well wishes to all in need and hoping everything is ok with Maureen, Norah and Wheelybad missing you all

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
What Can I Say Other Than, Yet Another Masterpiece
I Love The Stunning Video Which I've Watched Now A Couple Of Times
I Love The Striking Soft Colours Of The Card And How You've Used Colour Cloud, Behind The
Bold Snowflake.
Adding Diamond Snow, And Iced Snow On Your Christmas Card, Today's Card Is Extremely, Exquisite, Rich, And Very Beautiful.
Well I'm Off To My Craft Room Now, To Continue To Make Christmas Cards.
Have A Wonderful Weekend My Wonderful Friend Sue,
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
From Sam xxx
Sue Thank You For Sharing Your Knowledge Experience Everything I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Congratulations To Lynne .L. For Winning This Weeks Stunning Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy Lynne....

redfox said...

That's what I call a really stylish card,one which I think anyone would be thrilled to recieve. Love this card. Love to everyone, Sarah

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the soft colour you have used. Thank you for a great video.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi sue
Have'nt watched the video yet, but the card looks lovely
Margaret xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good afternoon Sue,

A very delicate pastel coloured card that is so pretty.
A definite must try one for me.

Congratulations to the Wednesday giveaway winner. You will certainly treasure your card.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & video,thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. And crafty friends.

Oh my this is a smashing treat. I love this one might get that die for next years cards lol great video.

Love to all x

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Fabulous Card and Video Sue, Have just finished making my version of this and and I am so pleased with it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning card, but then so are all your cards I am so looking forward to next weeks new collection. Elaine so worried about you, you and your family are going through such a lot please look after yourself. June I am glad you are slowly feeling a little better so sorry to hear you have had to make a complaint I sometimes despair of the NHS.

lritchie said...

Hi sue, beautiful card today, you are so talented.

Lori from Canada

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations Lynn! Enjoy the beautiful card!
Today's make is n"ice" and lovely! The icy blue ribbon is the perfect final touch! TFS!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love how you have created the background beautiful.

Congratulations to the card winner.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Gorgeous Card. Great die and products. It has such a delicate feel to it and is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Lynne L.

Best wishes

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card from you today,
Thank you, I love it. Brenda xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Delightful card today. Thanks for the video and techniques.

Jackie Durrant said...

Such a beautiful delicate look to your card Sue with the "frost" and pale blue love from Jackie xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Beautiful Sue, thanks for the video & card x X X

Jean Bullock said...

this is the prettiest snowflake card I have ever seen. Pinned as usual.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty - not sure the bow is entirely necessary ;)

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Like the idea of colour clouding the background to give a more delicate feel than you would get using coloured card. Don't have these dies but there are some useful ideas to work with. Have to say I agree about the bow, but then I have a thing abut bows on cards as John Lockwood certainly knows (LOL)!!!!!


Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Off to watch the video.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love it. Some great cards this week.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
Gorgeous card today such pretty colour's love the snowflakes die it's stunning
Great video as usual Sue thank you for sharing
Love & Hug' s Lynda Brock xx

.Tracy have a lovely weekend before you go back to work on Monday you will be fine
Your such a positive lady just take it steady. Do you do full time hours.
you will probably feel tired for a couple of days. I will be thinking of you my friend 🤗🤗xx

Tina glad Peter leg is not so swollen hope treatment went ok. Hug's for you both xx

Elaine glad Andrew is feeling a bit better take care Hug's for you both.xx

Tina & Mike hope everything is ok missing you xxHug's.

Wheelybad hope your ok & how is Billy hope he is better Hug's & cuddle's on there way.xx

June glad your knee is a bit better baby steps though don't rush things Hug's xx

Congratulations Lynne L on winning Wednesday's card xx

Princess Pixie hope your feeling better & getting your rest missing you Hug's.xx

Laine hope your better too have you got your scooter fixed no more wheelies Hug's xx

Lorraine hope your ok missing you over in the cafe' too take care Hug's xx

🤗🤗for everyone who needs one xx

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

your video is great and card is very nice

Natalia Smith said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card, love blue colours and beautiful snowflake background x

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful card. icy and cold. brrrrr ... hugs xx

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue I absolutely LOVE this one.
VC x

liz spooner said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. Reminds of a devore look.xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the icy blue.

karenlotty said...

This is a lovely card I particularly love the pierced dots around the snowflake

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card in that lovely shade of blue.
I love how you have created the background.
Lesley S x

val jones said...

Such a lovey card Sue and great video Thank you.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the bow.
Rosemary xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! I love, love love this gorgeous card !!! I bought your Bold Snowflake Frame die set especially to make this card when I saw it for the very first time. I still have not yet started my Christmas cards but I do hope to finally start them after this weekend. I can't wait to get started. I love the colours of your card and I have the glitter ect that I need. This is a fab video, as always from you Sue. I am also going to make some cards using your wonderful Noble Oval dies for frames and your gorgeous Poinsettia dies, Berry Twig, Pine Sprig, holly dies and others using your snowflake dies or Chrismas Roses. I have collected so many of your gorgeous festive dies and I feel I can't fail but to make something nice. You have provided us with such amazing inspiration Sue. Thank you for all you do. Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to Lynne for winning the beautiful Wednesday card giveaway love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful icy blue and white christmas card. I dont have this snowflake die for some reason i missed it off my list so will have to pop to my local craft shop to see if they have it if not will order on line next week. Loving the bow and pretty snowflake dazzler. Thanks for another great video. Congrats to Lynne L on winning Wednesdays beautiful card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Julie Goodall said...

Love the "dotty" bits around the snowflakes, Sue and that blue is just gorgeous. Really chilled out snowflake card :-)

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the snowflakes!! Gorgeous!!

Vie Carter said...

Just lovely


Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card and a great video xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Very pretty card, love the delicate colour scheme

Laura O' Connor said...

Fabulous card love the snow flake die. Laura O

Sassy said...

A lovely card! I'm always inspired after watching your videos and this one is no exception. Beautiful!
Sandra Smith

Sassy said...

A lovely card! I'm always inspired after watching your videos and this one is no exception. Beautiful!
Sandra Smith

linda Graham said...

Love this die Sue,very delicate card,love the colour,thank you,Linda x

Dawn Holben said...

I must apologise for the late comment.
Sue i love this card, perfect christmas colours and those dies are so beautiful.
This is one of my favourites.