Sunday, 18 December 2016

Double Family Tree Sunday

Good Sunday morning all!  I thought I would not only give you a double day, but one that relates to the shows I'm doing on Hochanda all day today as well!  I am showcasing the Family Tree die set which also happens to be one of the sets available on the One Day Special.  For the first card, I used the Linear Elegance Edger to create a background.  I cut it twice into each side using just the decorative die and turning them so each side was facing each other.  You get such a pretty design that way.  I left a bit of a wide border around the card and added a piece of self adhesive sticky sheet to the back.  Next, I glittered the exposed adhesive on the front with Diamond Sprinkles and added a white backing piece behind.  For the focal element, I cut the Family Tree in black three times.  I used the Bora Bora outline die and inner cutting dies and cut white solid pieces with them.  Before removing them from the dies, I inked each of them with several shades of Colour Cloud inks (Lemon Meringue, Baked Peach and Chic Moss.  I added mounting foam to the backs of each of them to raise them.  I glued the Family tree to the largest one first, then attached the next solid die cut.  I added the next tree to it, lining it up with the one underneath and gluing it in place,  I used my scissors to cut away all of the over hanging areas.  I attached the smallest die cut then aligned the last tree onto it and glued it into place, then cut away all of the extra tree from it as well.  The result is a tree that appears to be growing from one die cut to the next and then the last one.  I completed the card with a white on white mat with piercing.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two is a great one if you need a special card in a hurry!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and inked it with Colour Cloud inks.  I used Scarlet Woman, Chic Moss, Baked Peach and Lemon Meringue.  I used Decadent Oak around the edges to soften the colour and frame it.  I cut the Family Tree die in the centre and then just used the aperture.  I added a piece of acetate across the back of the aperture, which keeps you from having to add mounting foam to ever little space around the leaves.  I added mounting foam around the back edges and the head of the tree to raise it.  I added this piece to another piece of coconut white card .  I cut the sentiment from the Retail Therapy die set a few times out of white card and stacked it, then glued it below the card.  I completed the card with a simple white on white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.

The winners of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway are:

Granny sue!!!
Deborah Artliff!!!
TDQ Karen!!!

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

My shows today are at 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 7pm.  I hope you will be able to tune in to see all of my demos!    All for now, Sue x

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Karen Derbyshire said...

Stunning cards Sue. Enjoyed last night's show. Looking forward to today's.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fantastic cards love number two, have recorded last night show and have set record for today's just in case.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two fabulous cards today Sue. Unfortunately I can't record your shows and am out all day so will have to use catch up.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Two every different cards,not your usual style but I love them both.
Jan x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful cards today, both so different but elegant. Love number one though.
Pam - enjoy your break
June Smith - hope you are ready for Xmas
Peter is not to bad at the moment next hospital appointment 14th January.
Just watching your your last nights show.
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I know i have been missing for a couple of weeks but i have been very poorly with my back and have had to spend a lot of time in bed and to be truthful i couldnt be bothered with anything but i have had a look at your past cards and they are all gorgeous, loved the baby card. Todays cards are beautiful. The backgrounds on both of the cards are stunning, must practice more with my colour clouds. Will be watching and recording your shows today as i dont want to miss anything lol. Congratulations to the card winner yesterday and to the comment winners today. Enjoy your shows Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two very different style of cards today. They are both gorgeous.

Barbara V

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards today Thank you.
A great show last night thank you Congratulations to all the winners have lots of fun.
Sue i have been told not to order any more dies at the moment, do you think Father Christmas is bringing me some Now i am worse than my three year old great granddaughter, hurry up santa lol.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue. Those samples on last night's show were absolutely gorgeous, I watched the repeat at 5 this morning (the usual time the dog likes to get up) !! And as usual your inspiration is also kept safe in the little black craft box lol I look forward to watching what I can and catching up with those I have to record whilst out having lunch with Lottie, mummy and daddy, so all in all a good day ahead. The Family Tree die is as you said "so versatile" it's so wonderful to see all the different backgrounds beneath it showing through, plus all the other amazing things I can't wait to see you do with it, I'm really hoping it will be part of either my birthday or Christmas die bundle I'm so lucky to have at this time of year. So while I'm waiting for my two to return from the park I'll congratulate the 3 winners listed above, enjoy your gift ladies, and end my post with my usual hug. Have an enjoyable day in the studio and a safe drive home xxx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous cards,love the bright colours.
Congratulations to the winners.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards! It was such a lovely surprise to see you on the television yesterday. I enjoyed every demo and look forward to seeing what your doing on today's show!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Debra K. said...

Two very striking cards today Sue! Great technique for the first card and lovely colour blending for both of them.
Congratulations to the three winners! Debra x

Chris Curry said...

Both cards are gorgeous Sue, impossible to,pick a favourite. I enjoyed your show last night and looking forward to today's shows. Thank you for so many great ideas. Xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 lovely cards. Great tree. Will tune in to some of your shows today. Your demos are always fab along with your samples.

Karen Drew said...

Two really lovely cards. Looking forward to seeing today's shows.
Congratulations to the winners
Karen xx

auscrafts said...

Two super cards,love the backgrounds

Annie Pennington said...

Love both cards Sue. Love the layered trees on the first card. The Colour Cloud inks are so pretty, they blend smoothly. I love using mine.

Annie P

Kate's Cards said...

Love both cards. Really zingy colours!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fabulous show last night and a wonderful double day to start this morning. Have done the layered technique on the first card with stamps but never imagined it could be done with dies - guess what I'm going to be attempting later? Thank you for such incredible inspiration.
Congratulations to all the comment game winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

I was so pleased to see you on Hochanda when I turned on the TV this morning and then I see my name in your post, thank you so much. I love the card and this image is stunning, definitely a die to add to my evergrowing wish list.

Congratulations to the other winners xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, hope to watch your shows.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the cards today are gorgeous that tree die is amazing. We are going away today so I will watch your shows on catch up when we get back. We are going to see the Bootleg Beatles Christmas concert. It will be lots of fun. Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your day. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Gorgeous cards Sue xx hazel

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful.
Great show last night and looking forward to today's shows
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, both cards are gorgeous. Enjoyed last night's show and the recorder is set for all of todays (don't want to miss anything)
Congratulations to all the winners.
Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

Both cards are fab. Didn't catch last night's show, but will be watching today.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, Sue, clever technique on the first, not seen it done with dies before. Really a work of art! Actually have the family tree die but so far only used it for the leaf sprays but must branch out a little lol. Sorry that Strictly got in the way, don't have a recorder - so will watch your shows today hopefully or on catch-up.
Missing Pam - hope you're actually having a lie-in??
Well done to all the comment winners.
Sending greetings to all our poorly and missing friends.

'P' in Wales

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done to the winners. Gorgeoys cards, enjoy the shows

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. I've set up the recorder for your shows.
B xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
wow, the first card had me guessing BIG TIME how you'd done it. It's ingenious - that's all I can say. And of course, absolutely stunning.
The second card is also beautiful and, as you say, quick to do. Something we all need at one time or other. Also, I have some friends for whom this would be more than enough - they "don't like fussines and ornateness etc".
Are you demoing the first post? It's something I hadn't seen done before EVER..........
Hugs, Rose

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue two lovely cards im looking forward to the show.
Catherine xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two fantastic cards, so clever, and I love the colours you have chosen from the colour cloud inks. A great show last night and I have set the recorder for today so will look forward to watching them tomorrow, alas! Congratulations to the three lucky winners today, sending best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, loved the show last night and the samples were all stunning.

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards-good for many occasions.


val jones said...

Hi Sue, both beautiful cards. So enjoyed your show last night.
Have a good Sunday.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Two stunning cards and the second one is amazing. Watching you later, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two great cards today, I must admit I had to really study the first one to see how you had done it. Will be watching again today.

Love Rosemarie X X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards in gorgeous autumnal colours.
Looking forward to seeing your shows today for even more wonderful inspiration.
Congratulations to the winners.x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Nice to see you on Haochanda last night off to watch you now!
Love the tree cards!
Congratulations to the winners.
Love Marg

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two stunning cards - I can see a great deal of planning and some clever cutting went into the first design and the second is just perfect in it's simplicity, great for a quickie card as you say.

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners!


Scottydog said...

Two beautiful cards today to brighten another foggy day. They are both bold & really make a statement, love 'em! Haven't seen your show yet but will be catching up later. Thank you Sue.

Congratulations to the winners.

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, love double days, thank you for such a beautiful couple of creations, just watching you on Hochanda now.

Pam hope you are enjoying your break.

Special hugs to everyone who needs them, you ALL know who you are.

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

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards and I love the back ground on the first one. love Jean Z xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a brilliant double day blog post, I love both these cards, the colours are so lovely, autumnal but warm. Congrats to the comment game winners. Bx

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.
VC x

Theresa said...

Good Sunday morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Still spoiling us with double days I love this die and hopefully it will be in my Christmas stocking from my little bro
Then I can have a play brilliant show last night Sue. Inspirational.
Pam it's funny not seeing your comments first on the blog enjoy your much needed break you are missed
Ohh and yes my leg does look good with its glittery cast. Lol
Love the nic name June better than the one I am getting from Stewart. Hop along Lol. And others
Tina if you have a Makro near you they do the glass bottles of coke 24 in a case don't know how much they are though
Still in my thoughts and prayers Tina
Hugs to all that may need one and congratulations to all the winners
Theresa G xx

SueJ said...

Love the cards, watching you as I type, good luck with the shows today Sue x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. To save time I am just watching your 9 am show and looking at your blog at the same time, but very nearly missed my name as one of your Wednesday card giveaway! Will email you my details shortly when your show has finished so I can concentrate on one thing. Another two gorgeous cards today, love the colours.
SueL x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, so different. Enjoyed your show last night & watching you right now. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Beryl Treble said...

Two lovely cards.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards great for the Males as well, Congrats to your lucky winners .

Pam , hope you are having a lovely time .

Tina, sending you hugs.

Andrew Phoned me last night with sad news , his wife Helen's brother was taken ill in the town yesterday and died on the way to Hospital ,this poor girl has been so strong for Andrew and her Mum who has now been moved into a home where she is being cared for because of her Alzhimers , Andrew feels guilty that he is not 100% well and not strong enough to support Helen { when she cries he cries too } i have tried to console them both but in all honesty i feel i cant find the right words or answers ,i am at a loss, i just hope and pray this poor girl wont topple over . i am going over to them now at the least i can cook them a meal or two .

Take care everyone, big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. Two stunning cards this morning and looking forward to watching your shows. Elaine H sending you hugs and to Andrew and wife.
hugs to all and well wishes. Wendy

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two very striking cards today, love this family tree card, it looks good here and on the cards you made yesterday. Really enjoyed the show last night which I caught on replay as I couldn't miss the strictly final -sorry! Must dash, 3rd batch of mince pies is in the oven then cake needs marzipan on it and we've got visitors later so one of those days!
Love Diane G xxx

Elaine I'm so sorry to hear andrews wife has had such bad news. She has been a rock fir him and as you say this is just knocked her for 6. Give them both a big hug from me, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Peter, June Tracey Sharon and Tina xxxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
The family tree die is growing on me I didn't think that I would get enough use from it. Stephanie enjoy your time with Lottie. Elaine what terrible news I am sure just being there for them will help, take care.

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue ,two stunning cards looking forward to see what you have in store for us on Hochanda today .I love the colours you have chosen on the second card . Thanks for sharing .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, it was so lovely to see you back on the TV and I did enjoy your demos.
Two beautiful cards today and you wouldnt expect such fabulous designs from the tree die but youve done it again. hugs Shirleyxxx

d from kettering said...

Two such different cards today, Sue, looking forward to the shows today!!

Doreen x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love these cards and loving the shows.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is a stunning die, I've been watching you this morning and the samples are wonderful.
Congratulations to the comment winners - lucky ladies.
Pam, enjoy your break.
Elaine, so sorry to read the latest news, love and prayers to all your family.
Thinking and sending love to all those who are poorly.
Maureen xxx

IVY Cheong said...

2 great cards as always. Enjoying your shows on Hochanda :-) Ivy Cx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two fab cards. Loving your shows on Hochanda.
Rosemary xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Truly Loved Your Launch On Hochanda With Your One Day Spectacular
Fabulous Dies, Elegant Exquisite Cards Made By Your Fair Hands Also Noticed A Couple From The
Wonderful Julia Watts, I'm Thrilled You Are Still Having "Double Card Days" As Its Such A Pleasure To
See You Share Your Superb Magnificent Masterpiece's With Us Sharing All The Tips And Technique's
I Love The Family Tree Die Set, I Loved The First Technique You Shared With Us On Hochanda Simply Outstanding.
Today's Cards Are Both Very Beautiful I Love The Way You've Used Colour Cloud To Create Such Rich Stunning
Colours, Tremendous Tip And Technique With The Very Awesome Second Card, By Placing Acetate Behind Your Cut
Out Die, Where You Wish To Mount But Not Having To Place Lots Of Little Pieces Of Mounting Foam On The Back Which I Hate Doing
Now, After Using Large Sheets Of Mounting Foam I Can Cut To Size, (Best Idea Ever)
Take Great Care Sue,
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Congratulations To This Weeks Comments Gift Winners Enjoy.....

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two lovely cards really fresh and Spring like love them both.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Oh how I wish I could watch Hochanda it all breaks up when I try on my computer and

it is so frustrating.

Hugs to all keep warm and well

Annx without an "e"

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, especially the first one. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day everyone.

Suebak said...

Never tire of the autumnals. Three fantastic cards. Enjoying your shows - will catch up on remaining shows later.

Susan x

Suebak said...

Sorry Sue, I know there are two cards and not three - it's just that in my head your cards and layouts gave me an idea for a third!

Susan x

Anne said...

This die is really growing on me, Sue. Two lovely cards. Haven't watched any of the shows yet but have them recorded.

Anne (Northampton)

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both lovely and the first on the screen has the appearance of a quilt - i had to do a double take first to make sure it was a card!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards.
Beverley W

CraftyJo said...

Both lovely :)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards, love that tree, and enjoying seeing all your demos and samples on Hochanda. Congratulations to today's winners

Pam hope you're having a lovely break
Steph have a lovely day with Lottie
Denise hope you feel better soon
Elaine so sorry to read your sad news sending hugs to you and your family

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone

June Horrocks said...

I loved the demos last night sue with the tree I love this die it's brill and the background is beautiful thank you sue congratulations to the winners xxxxlovr june horrocks xxxxxx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners! Enjoy your goodies!
LOVE both of these cards but my favorite is card #2! LOVE that colorful background! TFS!

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Lovely cards. The first is my favorite because of the glitter. Gotta have that bling! Does anyone know if I can get Hochenda in the USA or if the plan on coming to the USA?

Fiki said...

very nice card!
Happy Holidays!

carole said...

Beautiful cards! I'm in the U.S. can someone PLEASE tell me if I can get Sue's show here and if so, what channel??? Thank you! Carole Lovill

Jane Franklin said...

I saw the show last night and today and just love the tree die, so much so I have ordered it and hope 'him indoors' doesn't notice!
Both cards are fab who can choose, not me. I love your tip about cutting the branches to add accents to cards, just Brill.
Congrats to the winners. Luv jxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two great cards making full use of the Family Tree die. I like them both but I think the first one gets more of my attention as it reminds me of your 3-layer stamping technique. I enjoy making the stamped version so will have to try the die version - not with this tree as I don't have it, but I'm sure I will find an alternative in amongst your other dies that I do have.

I managed to watch your 9am and 12 noon shows, both excellent, and am hoping to get to 4pm on time :)

Elaine H - so sorry for your DiL Helen, what a terrible time for her. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners, enjoy playing with your prizes.


Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two great cards again I really like the family tree die its on my wish list. looking forward to your 4pm show

with best wishes

Elaine Ann

scrAPpamondo said...

Two fab cards, love the warm colours and the layered design! The negative on the second one looks amazing!

Barbara (C) said...

Two lovely cards today/ The hexagon die cuts in the background really show the tree off....BarbaraC

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great idea to place the acetate to the back of the detailed tree. Thanks for this helpful tip. I'm off to watch your shows on Hochanda.

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. I do love the background colour so vibrant. Colours made by you with colour cloud ink, I've got some inks but must try this as I'm not one for using inks very often. My card making has not been happening recently but hope to start again between Christmas and New Year with my presents (hopefully Sue Wilson dies).
Not been posting much recently.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Two really original designs. I can't decide which one I like best. I would never have thought of doing anything like this with these dies.


Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful pair of cards today. I think the first one has my vote because I do love all your wonderful embossinf folders.
Bejay xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love both cards.
I shall have to watch your shows on catch up as I have been out all day.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Cards. I like the simpler look and autumnal colours to these cards. I love the layers and how the tree appears, great idea. The tree looks dramatic on the second card, it did not look obviously like an aperture, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Granny sue, Deborah Artliff and TDQ Karen.

Best wishes

ursula said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue, I have dallied with the idea of buying this die, not sure what to do with it, but what you have done here has answered my query.....many thanks...luv Ursula xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Missed this post this morning so I've missed recording your previous shows. However, outperform new recorder has Freeview Play ( Yippee) so I can watch them on catch up.
Two beautiful cards today love the Autumnal colours you've used.

liz spooner said...

Lovely cards today Sue.xx

Disco Queen said...

Stunning cards Sue, Love the tree die. x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Different but nice today,really like(would like)the tree die it's brilliant,
Thank you best wishes
Karen M

sue wilson said...

Really loved your shows today, great cards yet again. Well done Sue and team.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are beautiful and l love the colourful background on your first card.
Hope to catch up with your shows tomorrow.
Lesley S x

sued99 said...

Beautiful cards. X

Theresa Pace said...

great cards. the first one is the die cut version of a faux stamped stepper that you have shown before. the second is a very effective simple card, hugs xx

Deb Curtis said...

Good evening Sue and lovely ladies
just a quick post before bed. I absolutely love this die set. I defo have a thing about leaves and trees, a general love of nature, gardening and plants. Beautiful beautiful cards today Sue.
Thanks Maria for your lovely comment. Sorry not up to speed but do hope everyone else is doing OK, sending love and hugs to all.
Blessings - Deb C xx

Laura O' Connor said...

fab cards ,love the dies ,great shows too ,Laura O

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic cards sue x the tree looks beautiful and have been admiring all the samples and demos on your shows today x
Congratulations to the winners x
Pam hope you're having a lovely break x
Elaine send a big hug to helen xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Two lovely autumnal cards Sue. Backgrounds are great too.
Elaine H so sorry to hear your bad news. We are all sending our thoughts and prayers to your dil Helen and her family.
Congratulations to the comment game winners xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Two cards that show the versatility of your fabulous dies. Different colours too, very nice.
I am with Ann without an (e) and would love to see the shows but gave computer breaking up problems too.
Congratulations to the winners
Muriel x

karenlotty said...

Two very different cards Very autumnal

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty cards! #1 is my fave! Love the background and colors!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards, I especially like the second one. Didn't think I would want the tree die but after watching your shows it is now down on my shopping list. SueL x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, Love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Littlelamb said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Didn't think I needed this die but am changing my mind. Thank you for sharing. Saw Saturday's show and some of yesterday. Will watch on Catchup. Don't know where the day went.

hettygarlick said...

Lovely cards. When I first saw this die I wasn't particularly interested, but since seeing what you and John have done with it I've changed my mind. It has definitely joined my wish list!

Tracy Welham said...

Great card, lovely layers. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Pawprintx4 said...

I watched you on Hochanda online since I am in the states but the Family Tree die set really took the show. I enjoyed watching your demos and seeing all the samples. Looks like you had a very successful day.
It's cold, windy, & rainy here.
Hope everyone has a great day even if the weather isn't.
Stephanie K

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeoussss cards Sue
Gr Karin