Saturday, 7 January 2017

Stamen Flower Card



Hi bloggers!  Today's video is a lovely card but I especially wanted to show you a way to add stamens to your flowers for an interesting and even more realistic look.  After a bit of trial and error, I think I have found a really easy way and wanted to share it with you.

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

CathyinMN!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and
 claim your card.





























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

nancyd said...

MoruSue, a beautiful card love the flowers and the colours.
Nancyd xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a wonderful card and the design is wonderful
I love the colours you have used. I have these dies so I think
I will be having ago at this one.

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

tracy w said...

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

Loraine Jefferis said...

Lovely card Sue. The colours you've used go together really well. Will watch the video later as I have these dies and would like to have a go at making this one. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a beautiful card and lovely video.
Congratulations to Cathin mg.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card Sue,thank you for all your hard work and sharing it all with us.
Congratulations to Cathy.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love the card. The flowers look amazing. I'm not very good with flowers or bows - think it's because my hands are so bad now but actually have never been that good.
Congratulations to Cathy. Enjoy!
Elaine, thanks for asking about us. We had a really bad end to the year which I won't go into as per Sue's request but looking forward to a better year this year. My new granddaughter is due in a couple of weeks, just before we go on holiday so feeling positive as is my sister.

Craft hugs to all who want or need them. Thinking of you all.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning to you Sue on this horrible cold Saturday, not to worry though, learning how to craft via this blog and your tutorials always brightens the day. I've not watched yet as my 'keeper' is still sleeping but what I really love about your all your flower dies is that they are so inter-changeable, a daisy doesn't have to be a daisy etc, and since the stamens came along you can make them even more realistic. To think they are being used for wedding flowers says it all really - amazingly beautiful. Your gift today looks really regal and I love the mix of dies you've used. I look forward to watching once my two have gone in their foggy, owl hooting walk, unfortunately without the guide of the amazing 'big sky' now we are back in Lancashire. Sending you Saturday hugs, and congratulations to CathyinMN on your Wednesday win xx

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful details on this lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue, such a pretty colour combo and the video as always with your useful tips - thank you. Who wouldn't be inspired?!
Dragonsnap - think your glue idea was for my benefit, so thanks. Am guilty of taking short cuts which sometimes lead down a very long road, so will use the slidy glue in future!
Hugs to all who need one. Short and sweet as sadly still objections being posted.
Well done to CathyinMN on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Marion Bull said...

What a beautiful card today Sue. I love the colours and the flowers are amazing! Thank you

Maggie B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovelylovely card this morning. The colours are gorgeous and the way you gave used the dies makes a fantastic card. Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give us.

Barbara V

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card but will have to save the video for another day as we have a very busy weekend.
Pam, please don't be upset about some comments, Robbie is an amazing young man and his story is nothing but inspirational and positive. Thinking about all my other blog buddies in pain or caring for loved ones, you know who you are. Hugs to all. Sue x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi again, sorry forgot to congratulate Cathy on your win. Sue

Stephanie Cotterill said...
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Stephanie Cotterill said...

Thanks Sue for the helpful tip 're snipping into the petal which I remember from a previous demo on tv. I know it will be really useful for those like myself that feel our fingers don't belong to us lol. All I need now is the die and stamens to put your helpful tip into practice. Thanks, Steph xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card and great tip re the flower. I'll be doing that from now on!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card it's so pretty! Great tip about adding the stamens it's so much easier than having to thread them through thanks for sharing! I enjoyed the video you always show how easy it is to achieve beautiful cards!
Congratulations to CathyinMN MN!
Hugs x
Heather T

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Really great tip with the Stamens although I think I'd prefer them on a less 'flat' flower.
Congratulations to CathyinMN on her win!
Can I just say that I have no problem with people keeping in touch on the blog as it may be the only way some of them get any contact with one another. I don't often read them anyway unless I spot one asking for help as that's what us bloggers do, help one another, isn't it? Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Amazing card.Love the colours and the flowers.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is beautiful. I have watched your video and love your tip about adding the stamens. Thank you.
Congratulation to CathyinMN on your win.
Have a good weekend everyone. x
Marion S x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Congratulations Cathy on winning Sue's beautiful card. Just watched the video while having my morning coffee. Thank you for showing us how to use the stamens, I have lots of these that I have never used. I will dig them out and use them now.
Hugs to everyone, gave a great day xx 😘
Dawn Searle xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Another of your beautiful cards. The colours you have used for this one are gorgeous, i would never have thought to put them together. The dies mix and match beautifully and the flowers are stunning. Thank you for another great video with all your tips. Congratulations to Cathyin MN on winning Wednesdays card. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Karen Derbsyhire said...

Lovely video Sue, thanks for the tip on the stamens.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today , will watch the video later.
Well first week in January over and what a week.
Pam, love to you for your kind thoughts. I think Robbie is a very courageous young man and a credit to his family.
Peter is holding his own and sleeps most of the time due to medication.
My love to Elaine and Andrew, Nanna Tina, P in Wales, Pp, Theresa and June Smith, Dragonsnap,Vera and all those I have missed - thank you.
Congratulations to Cathy on being this weeks winner!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all, especially Sue herself.
Tina T xxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, Lovely colours used. Congratulations to CathyinMN. Yvonne xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats CathyMN. Great card Sue.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and lovely colours, will watch the video later.
Congrats to CathyinMN.
Have a great weekend.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful card Sue,I love how you show us new ideas for your flowers. I have stamens in different colours but not used them a lot, snipping into the flowers is a great tip,. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another beautiful card and such a lovely colour combination. Your Pacific collection of dies are one of my favourite as they are so pretty. Gorgeous flowers, thank you for the tip of inserting the stamen.
Congratulations to CathyinNM. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is just perfect in every way for me. Love the use of the dies the colours and those flowers are divine.

Heather R Oxfordshire

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card, especially the colour.
Jan
Northampton

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really pretty.

Michele

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card, thanks for great tips in the video!
Congratulations to the winner of Wednesday's giveaway!

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the design and colours.
I hope things settle down for all the lovely people who have created friendships and bonds on here to find a way to be happy again.
Maybe one "techical" person could start a "chat Blog".
That would be a great way for everyone who wanted to keep in touch in a personal way.
Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration.
Have a great day
Patricia x

June Horrocks said...

The card is beautiful sue love the colours you have used and the die
Congrats to the lucky winner
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card and thanks for the stamen tip, Congratulations to Cathy xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the tip with the Stamen.
Hugs Catherine.

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely subtle colours, Sue. Great card.

hazel young said...

#######gorgoeus car dlove the colour x xhzel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, card looks gorgeous, will watch the video later, always interesting to see new ideas.

Congratulations to CathyinMN, enjoy.

Special hugs to Pam, Elaine and Andrew, Nanna Tina, P in Wales, Pp, Theresa and Dragonsnap, and anyone I have missed.

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

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the difference the Stamens make to a flower!
Congratulations to Cathy
Love Marg

Donita Naylor said...

Who would have thought silver, pink and white would look so elegant together?! Very pleasing!
Thanks to everyone who offered advice on where to get Pixie Powders and how Pearl Ex just isn't anything like them. I was looking at Perfect Pearl Powder from Ranger, too, but those don't seem to explode into related colors the way Pixies do. Pixies really do look like fun. I might wait, though. I laid in a supply of Brilliance reinkers for my paintroller technique. If I document that on my blog and someone wants to swap sheets of Pixie backgrounds for sheets of Brilliance backgrounds, which are also shimmery, maybe we could figure out how to do it. I've never mailed anything internationally.
Pam, if you click on my name, you will be taken to my blog, which is blogspot like this one. You'll see my email address, and we can go off topic in private. Each blog has an intended purpose, and it's evident that this community needs a place where members can talk about non-crafting things and keep in touch about personal lives. Maybe a Facebook group? That would keep Particraft open for talk about Sue's ideas and products.
Enjoy a crafty Saturday!
Donita in RI.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning, great colours, and the flowers are beautiful. Well done CathyinMN. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card, will watch video later.
I love all of these dies.and the card is my favourite colour, the blush ribbon really lights up the design.
Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card.
Hope you have a good day.
Love Brenda xxxu.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card today.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really beautiful card and I love the colours you have chosen. I always ended up spoiling my flowers when trying to poke stamens through the middle until I saw you demonstrate it on a previous show and this method is brilliant. Thank you for another great video. Congratulations to Cathy on winning your beautiful card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue, been thinking about buying the Tahiti die and the flower and stamens, and the border sets it all off, so the decision has been made for me.
Annette x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue , enjoyed the video . Thanks for the tip on stamens so easy when you know how . Thanks for sharing Gloria (sidcup) xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card and I love that cool, elegant colour scheme...thanks for the tip re inserting the stamens into the centres of the flowers, much easier than making a hole and then trying to poke them through!...

Congratulations to Cathy on winning the Family Tree card - you'll love it...

Izzy

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! Also a great video and really helpful tip for using the stamens.
Anne xo

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the peach and grey, fab flowers

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue. Will watch the video later as I'm off to Coleman's sale shortly. Could be an expensive trip!

Anne (Northampton)

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card and very instructional video.

Gurt big squashy hugs to all our poorly friends who follow Sue's blog.
A blog/Fb page to keep up to date would be fantastic. Anyone interested?

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the colour combo. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to CathyinMN
Hugs..

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beustiful card, lovely combination of colours and dies. Great tip on the stamens too.

Lydia
X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card. I have a box of stamens left from another hobby years ago, I will have to find them. I know they are in my craft room somewhere!!!!!!!

Love Rosemarie X X

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, will watch video later

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great tip for inserting stamen into flowers, thank you. What a pretty card too.
Congratulations to Cathy on your win, enjoy your card.
Hugs to Pam and Tina xxx
Love Diane G xxx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

What a stunning card and an excellent tutorial

Congratulations to CathyMN... enjoy!

June x

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful card Sue. Have a good weekend. Ivy x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card and colours so pretty. love Jean Z xxxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & video, I've had some stamens for years & years now I know what to do with them,
Thank you for the idea Sue,
Congratulations to Cathy really really had my eye on that one!!!!!!
Pam best wishes to Robbie
Have a nice day everyone
Karen M

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, wouldn't have thought about using these colours, I will watch the video later.
Congratulations to todays card winner, enjoy your gift.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
This is just so stunning!
If you won't give me private tuition - can I have the piece of your brain that comes up with this?
I pretty much have all of your dies - and I have to say that the Indian Ocean and the Pacific are possibly my all time favourites. On the other hand you will probably bring out some more now and then what will I do
Beautiful card great video - now that's done when are lessons starting
Hugs xx

Pussycats said...

Good morning sue and all. Beautiful card this morning and looking forward to watching the video. The colours on this card are very pretty. congratulations to Cathy. Wendy

Suemac said...

A really unusual colour combination. Beautiful

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really pretty card again today. I have watched the video and am pleased to see an easier way to add stamens to the flowers. They are so effective but I found they were so fiddly to do. Thanks for sharing

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card to keep in my archives Sue Iove these dies have put them on my must have list.
VC X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and I like the unusual colour you have used. Off out shortly for lunch and panto so saving your video to watch later. SueL x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely colours and beautiful delicate flowers. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue. Congratulations to the winner

SueJ said...

A really lovely card Sue, love the colour combination.

Congratulations Cathy.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I really look forward to seeing your videos and the way you construct your cards. I think the card today is beautiful and these dies are on my wish list and hopefully I will be able to make my own version of this card very shortly.
Wendyx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Spectacular. I'm really beginning to like these octagonal dies. Thanks for the video x

d from northants said...



What a lovely card, I'm going to imagine it is for me today for my Birthday!!




Doreen x

val jones said...

Just love this card Sue. Thanks for the video. Congrats to the lucky winner.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card with beautiful flowers, thanks for the great video and the tip about adding the stamens
Congratulations to Cathy on winning the Wednesday card and such a beautiful card too

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone with special ones to Pam, Tina T, Elaine and Nanny Tina
Pat

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card for us all not watched the video yet but it is on my lunch time agenda
Pam I love to read about Robbie such a brave and determined young man you must be so very proud of him
June keep up the work at the physio no Pain no Gain
Tina T. Nanna T. Yevonne elaine. And all who need a hug and a kind word thinking of you
Have a great day folks and congrats to the Wednesday card winner Enjoy
Best wishes
Theresa G xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card. Love the colours.
Regards,
Evis M.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely inspiring, Sue! I have a special card to make for a close friend's 60th, and although I haven't got all of these dies, I have enough of the Indian and Pacific sets to adapt it a little. One of the best! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the great demo and the tip on how to use stamens. I have the dies shown so will have a go.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant card gorgeous. The Video tutorial is excellent thankyou

Congratulations to card winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and colour ,i will use your stamens tip thank you it will be a big help.
Congrats to Cathy .

Sue i was reminded yesterday of when i first found your blog, you only had a few followers then but with your inspiration, dedication and flair for crafting you have built it up and grown in abundance , i take my hat off to you , and i am proud to say i have followed and pinned your beautiful work everyday but 1 since i first joined you ,{ hows that for dedication ? } the one time i missed was last week ,i took a step back because of the negative comments and i am hoping that things will settle down for you some time soon and your excellent blog will continue without further upset .......

d from northants ,wishing you a very Happy Birthday.xxxx

Pam sending you a big hug ,your friends will always support you . xxxx

Tina T and Peter sending you my hugs

Sadly someone yesterday even passed a comment on how long our post should be ?, please don't do this it only starts more aggravation and is not fair on Sue .

Sending my friends lots of love
Elaine H X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful card, great colours can't wait to watch the video, am away in Sydney at the moment but will watch when I get home on Tuesday.congratilations Cathy !'
Hugs
Muriel x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a really beautiful card today and so pretty. I love your designs. Hope you enjoying your time in the US, and Ive been told the new dies you have designed are just gorgeous, so looking forward to them. hugs Shirleyxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, just beautiful and I love the softness of the silver and pink card. Great tip about the stamens, like Rosemarie I am sure I have some somewhere!

CathyinMN - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday Winner, enjoy your beautiful tree card.

Frances

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Oh what a beautiful card. Love the colours, but can't see any pink card like fluffycat obviously can. Don't know how to describe the colour I see on my PC but a greyish teal would best describe - looks fantastic.
As does your card. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

stitchingranny said...

A stunning card and as I have most of those dies I will have to have a go.

Elaine mentioned that someone had commented on the length of posts. I didn't see this comment but why. If I am in a hurry I don't read the other posts I just add mine, if I am not in a hurry I often enjoy seeing what others wrote. But no one makes anyone read them so if you want to write a book and Sue is not complaining I do not see that anyone else has the right to complain.

Sorry I do not often comment on more than the card Sue has made, but I love the fact that this is a happy friendly group. Please whoever you were - don't spoil that.

Helen

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This looks good - will try to watch the video later.
Beverley W

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely colours and the use of the stamens brilliant. I have just finished 2 baby cards using your shadow box dies I used the square waste to make one, spelling out baby alternating with the little duck. Anybody got any other ideas my waste pile is increasing. Hugs to Elaine, Tina and Pam.

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card and really into grey/silver and white at the moment.
Regards
Sheila Poole

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card card I love the colours you have used and the dies are gorgeous. I will be watching the video later. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card us lovely I like the combination of colours & the stamens on the flowers look very realistic I really enjoyed Julian shows she made some fabulous cards using your weaving dies I'm going to get mine out this week & try dome different weaves with them
Pam I've missed your comments today I hope you're alright
Sending good wishes to all

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
love today's card and will watch the video this afternoon.
Pam - hope you are not poorly.
PP - hope mam is doing well and do you want to meet for coffee.
CathyinMN - congratulations on your Wednesday card win.
Love and prayers to all who are poorly.
Maureen xx

sued99 said...

Really pretty. Love the colour combination. Just going to look for some inspiration from your blog and then have a play with my new Maggie die. X

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card
Margaret

Karin van eijk said...

it's very beautiful and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Kate's Cards said...

Loving the colour combo. xxx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely colours

Vie
x

hettygarlick said...

A gorgeous card and the colours are so lovely too. I love the striped nasturtiums!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I've watched the video for this very pretty silver/ pink card. Great tip on the stamens , thank you!
Miss you Pam - hope you are ok!
A miserable foggy day - in more ways than one!
Love Myra xx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I was given a load of stamens by one of my fellow parchers a couple of years ago and now you have given me a tip on how to use them. Thank you for that.

Teresa

ursula said...

A really pretty card, I too have many stamens lying about so this is a brilliant idea and just finishes off the flowers instead of a bling in the centre....thanks Sue, great idea...luv Ursula xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great trick, thanks for sharing your video! Amazing card!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue
Gorgeous card today loving the colour's they work so well
The video was very helpful thank you for the tip on how to use the stamens.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to Wednesday card winner enjoy xx

Always thinking of Tina Peter Elaine Andrew PP mum & Dad Wheelybad Billy Tracy BIG HUG'S for you all XX
Pam hope your ok missing your post today sending Hug's xx

Hug's for all my buddies xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FANTASTIC VIDEO. WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT TO ADD THE STAMEN THAT WAY. FAR EASIER. GREAT CARD. THANKS FOR SHARING
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG X

barbara macaskill said...

Awesome card! I love the colors and the stamen really bring the flower to life! TFS!
congratulations to CathyinMN on winning this week's stunning card!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Gorgeous card and video with great tips as usual. I love how all your flower dies can be so versatile and look so different depending on how you make them up. Brilliant and great value for money too.

Congratulations to CathyinMN on your family tree card win. You love it I'm sure. X

I wasn't sure I'd get much use out of the tree die set, but seeing just the branches used with the flowers makes it worthwhile I feel.

Sending love and best wishes to everyone

Helen xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I think it has a real elegance about it and I like the colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations CathyinMN.

Best wishes

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card as ever Sue.
I am a long time admirer of Sues work and was at one time a regular contributor to this and a number of craft blogs. I have always avoided social media because I believe if used wrongly it can be dangerous, hurtful and devicive. I felt craft blogs were a safe forum for like minded people until I realised there were a number of toxic people when nasty, hurtful comments were made about a friend.They were veiled but I knew who was being referred to. Since then I read the blogs but don't choose to comment.That does not mean I do not appreciate the work that has gone in to the creations.
It is clear that a number of people have gained love and support from each other through this blog. It may be any of us that need that kind of support at any time. I know both professionally and personally that life spins on the turn of a coin. Maybe those of you who find the support good and helpful should swap email addresses or phone numbers so that you can continue to support each other. Maybe those of you who object to anything other than craft comments should step back and consider that blogs can be a lifeline to some people and it could be you tomorrow who's life is turned upside down and never the same again.
It is a new year be kind to each other and try to see each other's point of view.
I won't be commenting again for the reasons I gave earlier that doesn't mean I don't love all the creative expressions team and their work but will continue to hold my own counsel. Take care ladies and be kind xxx

Jean said...

So pretty!

Mary Lynn Cox said...

A very lovely card with a surprise. The stamens give even more life to the flowers. The colors are so pretty together. More dies I have to get!

Eunice said...

Really enjoy this card!! Like how the stamens actually bring the flower to life. Awesome!!!! Congrats to the winner of the free card.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card And Tremendous Video Tutorial
I've Watched Today's Video Before But Such A Great Pleasure to Watch Once Again....
I Love The Colour Combination Of Your Card And The Extremely Outstanding Dies You've
Used, "The Border/Corner" From The Pacific Collection, "The Tahiti" From The Pacific Collection
Last But Not Least "The Fiji" From The Pacific Collection, The Extremely Beautiful "Striped Nasturtiums"
"The Beaded Star Flower" Awesome Tip RE: The Beautiful Statements, So Much More Easy To Cut Part Of A Petal
Then Place In Your Statement, Rather Than Struggle, Outstanding Flowers, Beautiful Bow Today Card Is A First Class
Masterpiece "Thank You For Sharing My Dear Friend" You Are A "First Class Star" I Appreciate Everything You Do.
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great video, the tips are so helpful.
Have a lovely weekend,
Hugs
Sandra
xxxxxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a gorgeous card today in a color combination of gray, white and pink. Thank you for the video showing us a better way of attaching stamens to the flowers. This techniques makes an easy way to do this.

Anne Prescott said...

Ooo really glam card today Sue,love it. Anne x

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous colours, love the stamens!

auscrafts said...

Can't believe I forgot to look on here yesterday and almost forgot to look today .I normally post early certainly by 7am and it's 6pm now and I'm just getting round to commenting,so nearly missed this beautiful card

Robin Sachs said...

Good morning, Sue. Gorgeous card; loving the colors. Great video as usual.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning once more love the colours and the flowers are just gorgeous.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, love the colours & the design looks amazing as always.
This design would be suitable for so many occasions & all age groups.
Love it.....

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

dragonswing said...

What a lovely card!!! And on a cold today like today where the wind chill factor is well below zero, seeing some pretty flowers is nice. Can't wait til my arm is out of the cast and I can start making cards again. 3 weeks down, 6 more to go.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card.
Congratulations Cathy
Luv
Karen xx

CraftyJo said...

Pretty :)

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a wonderful card and tutorial to brighten a foggy and very damp Saturday. The colour combination is lush, i really love the silver with a hint of blush. The die combination is inspiring and helps me to explore the possibilities when playing with card layouts....i find your blog invaluable in that respect, i cant even think inside the box never mind outside it!:-). The tip about the stamens was great, it all makes perfect sense now so why didn't i think of it? I love the striped nasturtiums, they are so beautiful and adaptable. Thanks for another fabulous video and all the hard work you put in on our behalf.
I was reminded, as if i needed a reminder, last night of just how wonderful this blog can be when used for what I believe to be the right reasons....reasons that i am sure were at the heart of Sues original vision. I spoke with my dear friend and occasional sparring partner Yvonne who, as you know, is having a difficult time with her Mum and Dad at the moment. That though, wasn't the main topic of conversation though, we were more animated about the current ructions on the blog. Both of us as you know, are quite chatty individuals and that can be a challenge to reign in on occasion. We both hope that we can spread a little joy, love and laughter with our musings . i am hurt and saddened that some people are continuing to put their own spin on what Sue had to say the other day, some seem to have interpreted it to mean that any type of conversation on the blog is prohibited. I messaged Sue myself to ask if my comments were inappropriate in any way and she was clear that she had no problem with lengthy comments rather it was certain disclosures of a sensitive nature that had prompted her actions. So for those still unhappy with the length or friendly nature of some friends on the blogs posts then the simple solution is to just ignore them and make your own comment to Sue. I am certain that the continuation of this negative vibe on the blog is distressing Sue and that in turn upsets me. A visitor to the blog barbiepinkfairy assessed the situation beautifully, we would all do well to heed her wise words and begin the year in the spirit of love, tolerance and friendship.
Pam, please don't take this mood on the blog to heart, keep up your usual comments because they are invaluable and you are missedxxx
Elaine, i hope Andrews treatment went well this week and that he is feeling a bit better. Please don't censor your comments either, they are vital in keeping those of us that care abreast of Andrews progressxxx
Tina, hope Peter had a more comfortable dayxxx
Lynda, hope you are feeling better, hugsxx
Special hugs to Yvonne, her Mum and Dad, have a good rest tomorrow in preparation for your trip on Mondayxxx
Hugs to P, Frances, Myra,Maureen, Pat, Maria, Theresa, Deb C, Wheely, Norah, June and all the lovely , kind ladies on this blog.

Crafty love and hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous video Sue. I love how you add depth to all your cards through layering. Great colour combo too. Theresa x

Theresa Pace said...

clever way of using stamens. fab idea, hugs xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I love the colours as well. Will be looking at the video tomorrow when I have more time.

Christine Yorkshire said...

Lovely card today sue. The colours are so pretty together. Also can i just say that yesterdays card was wow. Didn.t have a moment to comment yesterday. Thank you Sue.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Not watched video yet but perhaps tomorrow. Xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing. Haven't had a chance tipo watch the video. Very busy day.n perhaps more time tomorrow.

Donita Naylor said...


Well said, barbiepinkfairy!

Anytime you have healing wisdom like that, I hope you will share.

Donita

Jan.moogie said...

What a beauty and so elegant too, love it Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pawprintx4 said...

I am loving gray (silver) as a neutral. I see it in a lot of home decor. Seems to go with everything. That was a great idea as to the stamens although I have never used them myself. Something new to try if I can find them. I do want the Pacific Ocean collection....everything! I just love it.
Everyone enjoy your weekend. We did get snow and our concrete is solid ice so makes taking the dogs out challenging.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Fiki said...

this is gorgeous card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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julie laz said...

Beautiful flowers always looking for new ways of doing them sue, big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Stunning card, love the colour combination. Also like the flowers so much.

Love
Dorothy of Baldock