Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Diagonal Tri Gemini Border Card


Hi crafters!  The triple Gemini dies give you so many options for adding beautiful elements to your cards and projects.  Today's video shows you how to add a diagonal border using the Cepheus Triple Gemini die set.















The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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117 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, lovely details.
June, how good are you, I can see your halo shining from here . Glad you are feeling more like your old self, or even better.
Elaine, hope Andrew is doing well after marathon treatment, my grandson was impressed with his letter from Moutinho.
Heather, how are you doing after the pleurisy.
Tina, hope Peters review went well, any news on the leg problem.
Lynda, his are you progressing, if you are not resting you will be in bother.
Sharon and daughter, hope you both are feeling better.
Tracey, I think you are doing so well but you must be tired, try to rest when you can. You should have regular little breaks.
My cough will never get better, the damage to my lungs was too much after 2 pneumonia bouts within a year but I manage okay, I'm a tough Colliery lass as my dad used to say.
Hugs to all, it's very cold this morning.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love those flowers.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A stunning card my favourite colourway. Love everything about it.
Thanks Jan x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card love the Gemini border die.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What an attractive design this technique gives, love it. I have had no paper crafting for two week oh how my fingers are itching!!!
Heather R Oxfordshire

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love todays card, great use of all the dies, the Thank You is such a lovely font. Off to watch the video. Have a great day. Bx

tracy w said...

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A bright spring like flower to start our day is always a reason to say "thank you" especially when it's a very cold very frosty windscreen scraping morning ! Which after an awful night with migrain poor Andy has just had to face - if only I could be of some use and help for him poor chap. I can see a beautiful lace fan shaped lace spread over a beautiful blue table cloth edged with a gorgeous flower on today's sample its such a pretty card - the sentiment comes straight back to you of course for brightening our day and for all you do to inspire us.
I have to venture out to collect my new car today and it's not something I'm relishing, I'd much rather stay in the warm where I need to be, so I shall asking my salesman to hear the car up while the paperwork is being done before he has to go through all the inside of the car shpeil they have to do or they'll be picking my fingers up off the forecourt lol.
So take this hug although it's not warmed up too much yet, and take it through your day which I hope is a nice one for you. Didn't John do a grand job showing your Summer collection, ahhh, summer 🌞 xxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and the flowers are lovely
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Like the Gemini die lots of detail.Been having difficulty geo my comments to publish so here's hoping.JJxx

Kitty Davies said...

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

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Beautiful card, love the colours and how you've used the black gloss card

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love this card. The colours are gorgeous and the use of the dies fantastic.

Barbara V

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today, what a pretty die this is.
Pam - sosorry your cough will not get better, definitely a candidate for a lung transplant.
June Smith - glad you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!
Well what a debacle Peter's GP appointment was. When we got in the GP said thought we were doing Home Visits!!!! When I said we had been telephoned to come in for a review! He then produced a document file with a letter in it, asking him to be reviewed after his radiotherapy and to his future care - this letter was dated September 2015.
So no further on, hospital appointment at 9:30 am so let's hope for some news there.
He was sick a few times yesterday - Peter said it was acid!!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card. I love the sparkly flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes to everyone who is struggling with ill health.
Hugs to all.

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning card Sue, the colour combination is fab.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very striking card. I love the strong blue colour and the embellishment cluster is gorgeous. I look forward to watching the video when I get in from work tonight.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am looking forward to watching the video later with a nice cup of tea when I get back from work. I also need to make another sympathy card. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Debra K. said...

What a lovely card! The Gemini die looks so pretty used like that. Debra x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
the diagonal lace look on this card is fabulous, love the colors too. Thank you Sue too, , will watch the video later.
Still working on special Christmas cards, finished another yesterday, 5 to go, so glad for your inspiration Sue
hugs
Muriel x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very striking card for today's post. Love the colours you have used and the dies are so pretty. At first I wasn't sure about the gemini die being used at an angler, but actually it is balanced perfectly with the addition of the bow.

Lisbeth

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely lacy look here.
Jan
Northampton

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Denise Bryant said...

This is a favorite! Gorgeous!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card so pretty. love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card for a very cold and frosty morning. The colours are so fresh and Spring like.

Love Rosemarie X X

lilian said...


Hi Sue, great style, love the blue and the flowers.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, I like the blue.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, love your use of the gemini for the diagonal piece and the touch of bling with the ebony ice and the beautiful iced poppies. Just lovely. Thanks as ever for the video. Pleased to see a matching top - again!
Tina - poor Peter - it really is a disgrace with this constant series of failures.
PP and Laine - howdy! Good to see you both. Laine in fine form but not PP, all this socialising tut tut with a ticking off to come!
Laine, Livvie has been paired up with Tacker new boy, Neenah and Pippin together so two pairs. No, not met main gang yet - still hoping for good homes ha ha!! Keep sitting on those hands re buying dies - BTW how's Mum?
Fluffycat, how's your husband doing, hope for your sake brilliantly? Are you still getting visits from Jay ex-Pippin?
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Different card today. Will watch video later.

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, this is such an elegant and classy card.... Gorgeous! Keep warm, Ivy C x

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Well I again love the card today it is very unusual Love the design and the colour combo
Just everything about it
Not watched the video yet that's a treat for later as I have an appointment this morning
Sending healing prayers and hugs to those that need one not sure of everyone's circumstances but June you keep going in the direction you are going and you will be dancing for Christmas well done mate
Right I'm going to get in the shower
Take care
Theresa G xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card.
B xx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful Will watch video after work

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card , loving the unusual design.

Theresa,hope you feel a little better, just keep resting.

Maureen, Aww thank you , sending you love too.xx

Tina T , I hope Peter feels better today. x

Pam ,Wrap up and Stay warm .

June hope you had another good night ?.
Andrew felt a bit Yukki yesterday but did manage his meals .

Stay warm everyone , hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Sue MacFall said...

Love the shadow effect - this is a very pretty card. Many thanks.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty.

Michele

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, enjoyed the video too.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

foxyg said...

Wow. Stunning card.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Another great card, it's lovely to have a reference video on how to do the diagonal boarders. Love the sugared poppies too, wear actreat. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Sending hugs to Tina and mick Elaine and Andrew Sharon and Tracey, June ( you are doing so well) Tina and Peter ( what a fuss for you yesterday, hope appointments today go well). Xxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the design and colous x xhazel

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
and "thank you" for sharing how to make this beautiful card. I love all your Gemini cards, but the triple ones give us even more chances to shine...........
Hugs, Rose

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Ohhhhh !! this is amazing !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

..and Thank You for showing us yet another way to use the Cepheus die set, love those lacy fan shapes set diagonally across the bottom, gives the card plenty of interest even before you look at the focal point/flowers/ribbon etc...

Off to watch the video now...

Izzy

dmj said...



Love the idea of using it diagonally across the corner; it does look effective,




Doreen x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, a bright card for a very frosty morning!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Beautiful card this morning love all the Gemini dies.
Have a nice day
Catherine xx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning I love this card the colours and the dies just beautiful I can imagine recieving this wow !!!!!!!thank you sue
Love you June horrocks xxxxx

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the gemini cut on the diagonal

Annie P
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- I love the layout of this card and the diagonal use of the die. Look forward to watching your video later today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card to wake up to on this frosty morning. Video is great and I have now added this die to my very long wish list.
Wendyx

auscrafts said...

like the idea of using it diagonally across the corner

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
I love the design of this beautiful card.
The Gemini dies are such beautiful designs!
Very cold and frosty here in West Sussex but the sun is shining so it is lovely and bright.
I don't like the cold but my Michelin Man coat will keep me warm!!!!
Lesley S x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, it's amazing what you can do with your dies, so versatile.
Lydia
x

Chris Curry said...

Another pretty card Sue. Once the colours and always love your flowers. Thank you. Xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a really beautiful card design this morning and I love how youve sugared the flowers to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Chris Curry said...

Another pretty card Sue. Once the colours and always love your flowers. Thank you. Xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Enjoyed the video.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today, love those sparkly flowers, so pretty. x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the way you've used the die on the diagonal
Pam I'm so sorry to hear that you are stuck with that cough do take care especially in this cold weather
Tina what a waste of time that doctors appointment was dreadful! I hope Peter the hospital appointment goes well
Sending hugs to all who need them

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the way you've used the die on the diagonal
Pam I'm so sorry to hear that you are stuck with that cough do take care especially in this cold weather
Tina what a waste of time that doctors appointment was dreadful! I hope Peter the hospital appointment goes well
Sending hugs to all who need them

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue another stunning card and fantastic video,love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & I love how you use your dies on the diagonal. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card in my favourite colour Sue.
VC x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and again a great video :))
Thank you so much for sharing!

Kate's Cards said...

I. Just love that delicate edge! xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful card today, and the video is great.
Tina - poor Peter, that's shocking, but par for the course nowadays, hope the hospital visit is more successful.
Thinking of Tina & Mick, Elaine & Andrew, PP, Sharon, Lynda, Maria, Pam - which colliery?
June S, Sharon and all those who are poorly.
Maureen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Lots of delicate detail and I love the die cut on the diagonal. Thanks for your video.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and as always a great video, thank you so much.

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
"Thank You" So Very Much For Today's Extremely Exquisite Beautiful Card,
I Love The Colour Combination Of The White, Black, And The Fabulous Dusky Blue, I So Agree With You
About The Ebony Ice Best On Black Card It Really Stands Out.
I Tried Once On White Foundation Card And Oh My!!!!!!!
What A Mess, Never Mind! You Learn By Your Mistakes, I Love Today's Video And The Tremendous Technique's
You Have Shared With Us, The Stunning Collection Of Awesome Dies.
The Lace Edged Leaves, The Exquisite Poppies, The Charlotte, Also The Extremely Outstanding Triple Collection
Cepheus Range, And Last But Not Least Love How You've Cut "Thank You" Out In Black Gloss Card Just So Striking
Sue "Thank You" Straight Back For Sharing, For The Inspiration Each And Every Single Day, I Truly Appreciate Everything
You Do I'm So Filled With Total Respect Of You And Your Work....
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes....

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I so love these video days, they are so amazing and I relish what wonders you perform each time, will check this out later.

Bit of restless night so had a lie in this morning but everything is fine.

Stephanie, hope you are enoyi8ng your new car x

Tina, how awful for you and Peter, I know drs. are very busy but surely someone on the admin side should have spotted this when they phone you. Hope all goes well this morning xx

Elaine, hope Andrew is feeling a bit better this morning, it must get him down at times.

Thinking of everyone who is poorly or having difficulties, especially Heather, Lynda, Sharon and your daughter, (are you feeling any better today?), Tracey, Theresa and anyone I have forgotten.

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

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous. Not had chance to watch the video yet. I am sure this is not the first time I have seen this card. I think it may have been on display at Ally Pally and I thought it was even more stunning 'in the flesh'.
Your continuing inspiration and generous sharing of such beautiful ideas is just amazing Sue. Thank you so much x
Just a quick one today. Just getting sorted for an appointment x
Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone specially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. stunning card as always and looking forward to watching the video. Well wishes and hugs to all . Wendy

Suebak said...

This card is a delight - colour combo, layout and finishing touches. Thanks.

Susan x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is definitely a go to card when you are stuck for inspiration.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
The card looks lovely, but I haven't seen the video yet, I had a cateract removed from one of my eyes last week and am struggling with focus at the moment. Will have to catch up on all the videos at a later date.
Margaret xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card today, it's so pretty. sorry not commented due to illness, back now,
I've look back on all your cards and I loved the hugs one the one with just I hugs lol
See you tomorrow I hope. Big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful and very clever card. The Gemini dies are so adaptable and I like Steph's impression of lace spread over a blue tablecloth. I am usually very good with glitter and CE sparkles but I do get into bother with the ebony ice. Despite copious amounts of anti-static wiping of all surfaces (including me!), on the few occasions that I have used it I have still managed to cover everything in sight lol any tips gratefully received.

'P' - thanks for asking, not much change for my husband at the moment but the physiotherapist came back this morning with an exercise plan tailored to his needs so hopefully we will see some improvement soon; maybe even before she returns next week. I have to take him out tomorrow to be assessed for a Blue Badge. You see so many people abusing the disabled spaces that it may not even make a difference if we get one. Yes, Jay ex-Pippin is still a very regular visitor, still not neutered and still chasing my girls :-). Glad the 3 babies have been paired up, fingers crossed that they can find a furrever home.

Frances

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful die x

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful color palette! The black really adds to the elegance of this lovely creation and I love the flowers!! TFS!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A really gorgeous card today and I just love how you have used the Gemini Dies! I have watched the video and as always I learned a lot , one thing at the very end which is so simple really but - why didn't I think of it??? It was about cutting another sentiment and laying it on top if we happen to spoil the first one! Top tip! Thank you!
Love this colour combination too and the ribbon is so pretty!
Pam - sorry you are left with a cough! You will just have to take extra care but I'm sure you already do that!
So sorry Peter had a bad day yesterday!
PP - miss you? Of course I have . We all need a little madness in our lives! Nice to see Laine back too and in full crafting mode! Wow!
Maureen has been busy too! I need to get a move on!! X
Love to all, Myra xx
Love to all who aren't well and Carers too!
Lynda - hope you are still behaving - that's a long while for you to behave!! X

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. The Gemini die looks lovely, I really like the colours. It is such a pretty Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Lovely card. So many possibilities. Great video as always xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a gorgeous card sample coupled with a very informative video......words can't describe how taken i am with this card, i love everything from the way that you have cut the gemini on the diagonal to the little addition of a strip of ebony ice, a lovely touch. The focal die is stunning and the glossy Thankyou fits perfectly, you would assume that they were designed to go together. Love the glittered poppies with the blue dusk centres. This card incorporates all of the dies harmoniously and the blue dusk/black/white combo is beautiful.....Frances, i too have had my problems with the Ebony Ice, used it over the Starry Background last week and it managed to get all over me, Brodie, my desk, pokey tool(don't ask) and even up the acrylic on my nails which was a real b****r to get back out.....i tried to wash it off my pokey tool and it dropped down the plug hole:-( So now no paper piercing tool which is a nightmare let me tell you, i've sent for a few replacements but none as narrow or pointed than the original. The craft shop i bought it in has now closed and i've searched for a copy online but to no avail, just having to use a thicker replacement because no card is complete without piercing, is it Sue?
Having a card free day to recharge my creative batteries....in truth i slept in and have my bedclothes to iron so no crafting on the agenda today i'm afraid. Managed to survive the temptation of yesterday, up to a point....still bought three cross stitch projects on ebay. I have done about four wild cats featuring lions and tigers in the past that are framed in our hallway and i wanted to do some more to put on an empty wall by the door. I saw a Pollyanna Pickering designed tigers head on black aida with a third off the price so persuaded my Mum that it didn't count as a craft item ie its not a die and i snapped it up. I find cross stitch really relaxing, it keeps my hands busy and out of trouble:-)
P, lovely to hear that the kittens have been paired up but wonder if your hearts really in it when it comes to finding adoptive homes, i know that I couldn't give them away after caring for them for so long but i know that you already have many, how many is still a mystery though, and maybe another four is a step too far for you, its only understandable. Yes, im back with aveagance but i get the unnervey feeling that i'm being stalked by Yvonne, because whenever i comment she appears like a bad smell!:-) xxxx
Theresa, hope you're recovering well after your operationxxx
Frances, how lovely to hear that Jay is still a regular though i'm sure your girls don't appreciate all the attention:-) Good luck with the Blue Badge assessment, they can be so handy i have one and it can be a godsendxxx
June, sending healing hugsxxx
Tina, what a pain that your GP surgery wasted your time, good luck with your hospital appointment though and hope Peter feels better soon.
Yvonne, ive had a quietish day so i suppose i have the necessary stamina needed for a conversation with you tonight, hope your appointment went well, i do hope you remember to wash this time before you go because cleanliness is next to godliness my dear:-)
Hugs to Myra, Maureen, Pam, Pat, Maria, Wheely, Lesley, Norah, Beth, DEb C, Rebecca, Lynda, Lorraine and all my other bestiesxxx

Laine1972xxx

Donita Naylor said...

How have I seen this video already? Is the You Tube channel a little ahead of the Particraft blog? It's still wonderful.
Donita in Rhode Island.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful once again. Its very rare that you do a card or post with your fabulous dies that I don't like or even if they aren't for me I know someone who would appreciate them. Gorgeous....

Dawn Holben said...

Once again a stunning card with beautiful detail and i love the vibrant colour too.

Pawprintx4 said...

Hi All,
A gorgeous card as usual....love the blue & white with a small pop of black.
Donita, I also saw it on You Tube. I think I have watched everything at least twice as I love to watch Sue make her creations.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Nana on the Hill said...

W h at a striking card! Such a clever use of your lovely die.

SuzzieQ said...

Lovely card and great video. Thank you. I like how you did the diagonal border using the Cepheus Triple Gemini die set. Beautiful look!

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and flowers
Marion S x

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, love the black glitter & glossy black card for the sentiment.

Barbara (C) said...

A lovely card today. I like the angle of the border.

Narrowboat girl said...

A stunning card Sue. Now to get 5 mins to watch the video

Gloria Robey said...

Evening Sue I do like watching your videos I learn a lot from them thank you . Liked the way you used the Gemini die.How do you keep coming up with all these ideas ?. Gloria ( sidcup) xx

liz spooner said...

Such a beautiful card today Sue, I do love the way you use the black.xx

ursula said...

What a brilliant idea, I have this Gemini die, so gonna give it a try, it looks amazing. Stunning card ....luv Ursula xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
How have I missed this Gemini die? It's beautiful I love how you've done it on the diagonal. Gorgeous card and lovely video!
Hugs x
Heather T

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,dies are beautiful ,Laura O

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Theresa Pace said...

another lovely card. hugs xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

A stunning card Sue, and I love the combination of colours.

Will watch the video later.

Love the Gemini die.

Love from Dorothy of Baldock

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, especially love the flowers. I'll have to save the video for another day as we've just got home after a surprise weekend away. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, you are always so creative!Thanks for sharing!

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I live the colour combo

craftyjen said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards especially todays one. Love those dies another must have. Have a nice evening Jenny Isle of Wight xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, What a stunning card, a real winner in my book.
Love Brenda xxx

Vie Carter said...

Nice design, lovely card

Vie
x

Crafti Moggie said...

Great card Sue, love the shapes, colours and composition,

thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Sorry i have not been around for a few days as the robot will not publish my comment on my tablet so i am having to use another tablet till mine is getting fixed. Your last few days cards are beautiful as is todays. The gemini dies are so versatile and this one is gorgeous. Thanks for another great video.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Eunice said...

I love the Gemini dies are amazing!! Love your color choice as well. Your video is informative as always. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Will watch the tutorial in the morning now. Thought I had already commented but hadn't.

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. The flowers are so pretty.

Take care everyone.