Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Through the Window Card

Hi bloggers!  There are just so many wonderful ways in which you can use a window die.  Today's video shows you a lovely way in which to create a card which suggests the viewer is inside looking outward.

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

Wonderful card Sue, very beautiful and I love the little cat.
Elaine, hope Andrew got on well at hospital. Bet they love your prem baby jackets. I knit jumpers and beanies fir third world babies, beanie hats for the. Retired Fishermens mission and I am going to start Twiddlemuffs for dementia patients, all this in between my first love card making.
Thank you for kind words, I do have some wonderful memories to help me, and I have 2 gorgeous daughters and 4 very precious grandchildren.
Carmen, woohoo, the Kid is back at work, surrounded by people who care about him. How nice of him to provide breakfast, like the sound of marbled cheese.
Laine and Yvonne, nice to see you back, take care Ladies, hope you are both fully recovered soon. Laine, I could never scroll past your posts.
June, when you have finished your craft room, you can tackle mine please.
Sandra hope the baby lambs are doing well. My granddaughter does feeding shifts at the farm where her horse is, she loves the baby lambs.
Hugs to all, especially remembering our missing and poorly friends. Tina and NannaTina, always in my thoughts.

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the design and colours
Are wonderful I love the little cat.

Have a lovely day
Debs Cards xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card with lots of interest.This window die is on my must have list.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a fabulous video this morning, oh I will be glued to that later, I have the dies, you do realise Sue that my to do list is getting longer by the day.

Pam, it is getting there but very, very slowly, not enough room, but I have found a few things I thought I had lost, ha ha.

I reiterate everything that Pam has said, especially hoping Andrew got on OK.

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

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. This window die set is a really clever idea. I love how you've used it today. Just off now to watch the video. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, thus us a brilliant card lovely and springlike. We have snow this morning it is a thought having to go out.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful and really pretty card.

TDQ Karen said...

Not a die I have used but lovely card, would love to see a Christmas scene through the window

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

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

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Love today's card,could see lots of ideas for Christmas with this one,
lovely view from your window & the little cat watching,gorgeous.
Thanks for the video brilliant
Best wishes everyone
Bright & early today!!!!
Karen M

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely card, the window set offers so many possibilities.
Thanks for saying everything so wonderfully Pam, I'll hop on your echo wagon again. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
up with the Lark today!
Interesting card must watch the Video!
Love Marg

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh Sue. Your delicate papers, the beautiful window and the through the window scene makes me smile. I can't describe how it makes me feel, would it sound stupid if I said it's like looking inside one of those ornate Victorian dolls houses ? It's giving me a warm cosy feeling on a bitter cold morning. Even though the spring bulbs are smiling at me when I look at them through my window, it certainly doesn't feel spring like at the moment, so today's sample brings hope of warmer days to come. I will watch the 'how to' later when I have peace quiet and a big glass of hot frothy latte in my hands, so that when I break the seal of my window die that I had at Christmas I'll have your inspiration to guide me through.
Sending hugs to keep you warm xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card with lots to look at. Love everything about this little beauty. Can see you have used your gorgeous paper pad on this one, i must get another one as mine is running a bit low but i do have another one in the draw but its just to look at lol i know its very sad but i cant help it. Dont have the stamp set you have used but its on my need list, i remember seeing one of these cards but it had a cat on and that was beautiful as well. Thanks for another great video. Woke up this morning to a covering of snow i hope its not going to stick around. So if you have to go out today take care everyone
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Unknown said...

What a cute card! Gorgeous window stamp for the cat to look out on. Why are Calico cats always female? I must look that up Sue. Debra x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fantastic window card, so creative! Love the pretty curtains and the cat!

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A great idea i like the little cat looking out the window. xx

Anonymous said...

A really lovely card, Sue, like the wallpaper and dado rail and the pretty view. Wow, you have some good cat knowledge; it probably won't surprise you that we have a cat like this - Amy - official colour 'dilute tortoiseshell with white' and in the distant past also had a Callie, named for the obvious reason! And the magnificent Soosie Floosie, a cat of many names. Thanks as ever for the video.
Laine - yes re-commented late yesterday, probably during your composition ha ha.
Pam, thanks again, always reiterating your lovely words.
Carmen - you really had a happy day - brilliant.
Hugs to all - hope haven't missed it, but any news from Theresa G?

'P' in Wales

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
How lovely is todays card , love the blinds and papers . i will watch the video later.

Pam Andrew has to go back again today, for a few test results and to see if a decision has been made regarding the treatment . I would like to know more about Twiddlemuffs Pam i will Google it later , such a worthy cause i would be pleased to help.

June i must say you sound so busy in your craft room you are so lucky all i have is a storage area .

Thank you all for your good wishes for Andrew again , i will let you know tomorrow how he went on .
Echoing all of our lovely Pams words again today.
Take care and big hugs
Elaine H X

Netty The Runner said...

So so sweet.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A super card and clever use of your gorgeous paper pad.
Looking forward to watching the video when I get in from work tonight.x

Dolly Daydream said...

Morning Sue,
These dies are on my must have list. Beautiful card and I love the markings on the little cat. A great idea for the stamp scenes to go behind the window, just love it
Hugs xxx
Dawn Searle

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this is such a lovely card, and perfect for early Spring. Love the cat. Off to watch the video. Have a good day. Bx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue what a sweet card i love those window dies their all on my wish list .
Catherine xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue Very pretty card .love Jean Z xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card and a brilliant idea.

Barbara V

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. I think I need the window die set. I will be watching the video later when I get back from work. I do love video days. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hettygarlick said...

Very pretty, and the little cat is so cute! (I'm a cat lover!)

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty. The window die is top of my wish list!


Unknown said...

GM Sue. Great card. I have a new home card to make soon so this is just the ticket. TFS.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx hazel

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The little cat is so sweet! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

JAO said...

Sweet card Sue.

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Fellow Fans,

I love it when you do two kinds of wallpaper with a chair rail. And sweet is the word for this card.

I've never seen the inside of one of your paper books, but I do understand Denise T keeping a spare just to look at. I have put some of my favorite scrapbook papers in a scrapbook of just scrapbook papers. Looking at them makes me feel better sometimes.

Thank you Carmen for the tip about the basket being part of the Easter sale at Ecstasy Crafts.

Yesterday I thought Kim Dibben was telling us a news flash that blush paper was available again, but everyone else must have understood her as merely remarking that Sue was using it. Like when people say they're glad to see a big bow or a stick pin.

This time I'd like to echo those who appreciate Pam's effort in keeping track of everybody and sending them a good word that we can echo. Sue's the die cuts and bling, but Pam's the glue. The dries-clear glue.

OK, I'm off to look up Twiddlemuffs.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very beautiful card & a lovely little cat. Yvonne xx

cheryl brown said...

Hi Sue,

Oh what a gorgeous little card, so sweet with the dado rail and floral wallpaper.
I have some petite SB window dies and have not used them on a card before, only ever cut them out for the nursery and preschool to use in their 'makings days'.
You have certainly made me think more about how to use them, thank you.

Healing prayers and gentle hugs for all in discomfort & pain.

A few words of encouragement for loss.............

Enjoy every minute you have with those you love, for no-one can take joy that is past away from you. It'll always be there in your heart to live on when dark days come.... Eleanor Roosevelt.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, that is such a beautiful card and it would make a lovely new home card, ahh that gives me an idea, love it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Lovely card d Sue, such a clever die, thank you for sharing, off to watch the video x x x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a gorgeous card, love the cat sitting on shelf looking out of window
Marion S x

SueJ said...

Love the window die and shutters and the stamp.
The papers make perfect wallpaper.
Really nice card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a brilliant card, so well thought out and so suitable for men too. Just love the cat looking out of the window. Thank you for more wonderful ideas, best wishes

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card today, the wallpapers from your paper pad are perfect for this design. The stamp is beautiful too, I would love to look out on a garden like this. To top it all a lovely cat, what more could you need on a card. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your words, you say it so well. Xxx
Elaine extra special hugs for you and Andrew too xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, So glad to be back, I've had NO tv or internet for days !!
A lovely card, so effective, love the view through the window, and the beautiful 'pelmet'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suemac said...

A pretty card

Fikreta said...

gorrgeous card!
love kitty in the window!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just gorgeous, I really need the window die and the lovely little pieces to go with it. My birthday is in April so perhaps I'll be lucky.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a sweet picture this makes, love that cute kitty...off to brew up a cup of coffee and watch the video...


BenteS said...

Such a sweet card, just love it :))
Thanks for the great video!

Unknown said...

Love this card sue the window die is beautiful just like the box dies can be used in so many ways thank you sue my love always
June horrocks xxxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is such a beautiful and elegant card, simply divine.
When I first saw this on Youtube, I knew I had to have the dies and stamps. But I bet my card won't look as good as yours............
It's got a proper American look to it (well, from what we can tell from the films), all white wooden houses and picket fences............. Love it (would hate to hate to paint them though).
Hugs, Rose

Chris Curry said...

Such a lovely card, especially for a new home card. Very welcoming. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Lovely card to day , I can see so many ways and themes you can use the window die for . The cat is just so cute sat at the window...... Wendy

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fantastic card today. The cat just finishes it off. I can see so many possibilities for this die,

Love Rosemarie X X

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great card. I think anyone moving into a new house would love this card.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely homely card.
I love the wallpaper effect!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, especially the cat!
I'm off to cover my friends craft shop today, I do Tuesday and Thursday, unfortunately she has been in hospital for a coupel of months, but is on the mend, and hopefully she will be back to form soon. Take care everyone, Jess xx

Beryl said...

Stunning card Sue.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card today Sue. Love it.
Apologies for not commenting recently - life just got in the way. My daughter, the new mum, had a chest infection and as she only has one lung and asthma it was quite nasty. Along with that her oldest child went down with chicken pox. All is getting back to normal now.

I have looked at all the cards but not read the comments. Cards are all fabulous as usual. Hope everyone is getting on ok.
Crafty hugs.
D xx

Hilary Bunker said...

HI SUE What a brilliant card. Love the cat.

Rosemary Stickland said...

This is lovely, very suitable for a "new home" card.
Rosemary xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card so suited to a new home.
Doreen R

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s a beautiful card with a wonderful scene. Love it!
Rolf xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card for a new home - I struggle with them so thank you Sue.

ursula said...

A most unusual card for you Sue, but it is beautiful....excellent for a new home card...thank you...luv Ursula xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card sue x I was lucky to get the window die and stamps for my birthday and although I don't have half of your talent and skill sue I will try something similar x lovely spring colours and your papers really are beautiful x thankyou sue x
Elaine hope all goes well for andrew today x
Pam you are such a kind and generous lady x
Donita love your description of Pam and Sue xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue

A very sweet and pretty card indeed. Thank you for the tutorial

June x

Bejay said...

Morning, Sue,
What a pretty card today, can't wait to watch the video. I'm rather taken by the cute kitty watching the bird through the window.
Bejay xx

Jaye said...

What a super card with such a lot of lovely details.And it's one with so many possible uses....I can see some lovely Christmas cards with it. And I haven't got this one yet, so the stamp and the die will have to go on my ever lengthening list, lol. I shall watch the tutorial later, I amlways enjoy your instructive tutorials. Thanks.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I adore this card and watched the video a few weeks ago. I shamelessly copied it as my first make with all the lovely dies. Your paper pad is perfect for this type of card. I have made a couple more since then and already have ideas for Christmas using the window and door but would welcome some more inspiration from you.

Laine - I managed to walk up the road in between downpours yesterday but when I woke up to snow this morning, well........... Poor Darcey, luckily my three will use the litter tray if they have to. The girls don't like the wind and will stay in but Pippin doesn't care and comes back in absolutely soaking wet but he does allow me to give him a towel rub to remove the worst.
'P' - I am sure Amy is beautiful no matter what the official description :-)
Carmen - the Kid is back! That is great news and how kind of him to buy you all breakfast. I'm glad you got some bargains, it's great when companies have good special offers, isn't it.
Dragonsnap2 - so glad the family are getting back to normal, I can imagine how worried you were.


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another adorable card from the master cardmaker. Beautiful.
Di B. x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Something different the windows scene and suitable for female and male by changing the colours. Thanks for your video.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so lovely and delicate really like this one.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

barbara macaskill said...

This is stunning! I really love the cat looking out also! I think he is trying to figure out how to catch the birds! Can't wait for time to watch thevideo. TFS!

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Unknown said...

Lovely card Sue, I have these window kinetics dies and they are great


cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card! I love the paper you've used its so delicate, I watched the video and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the window scene!

Myra said...

He'll Sue,
What a pretty card and a very informative video as usual! I have this set so will definitely have a play! I love how you have used the papers and I also appreciate that there is no need to worry about getting the pussy cats face right as we have a back view! Thanks for that! I love that you can either look in the window or out!
I've learned a lot today! I'd never heard of a Calico cat -sorry! So had to google that . Apparently it's mostly known as a Tortoiseshell cat here! So they say. Anyhow I've learned that.
Also Pam I'd never heard of Twiddlemuffs! Off I went to check on those too! What a brilliant idea - I've seen some great photos. I may get involved at some stage but have other things on the go at the moment! It's nice to have something to pick up and lay down without thinking too much! Norah I'm not , you see!! Norah can knit complicated and chat at the same time!!
Carmen - lovely quote from the other day! I did go back and read it!
I remembered I Die cut using the Californian Collection which I still love very much - I see my dear " friend" Saba made unkind remarks about my age and memory! Well I won't forget that !!
It's lovely to see the dynamic duo back in action! We have missed you! I know it's hard to believe but we have! ( note to self - need to get out more!!) :)
Elaine - hope all goes well for Andrew and this treatment can be had and finished very very soon.
Maria - so sorry you are struggling with painful shoulders and sore eyes! Thinking of you and sending hugs!
Sandra - I love lambs! Hope they all do well.
Love to all,
Myra xx

Kate's Cards said...

So cute!

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card . Thank you X

jenny Briggs said...

Good afternoon Sue
Lovely card very stylish

CraftyJo said...


Barbara (C) said...

What a pretty card. Good for a new Home welcome. BarbaraC

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Just Love Today's Tremendous Video Tutorial And Striking Card,
I've Watched Numerous Times On "YouTube" I've Seen At Least "Three Remarkable
Video Tutorials" Using "The Arched Window Door Die Set" & "The Window/Shutter/Valance Set"
Also "The 3D Window Box & Accessories Set" Each One Is Outstanding I'm Lucky Enough To
Have All These Spectacular Dies & The "Classic Elegance Paper Pad" Plus "The Stamps That
Go With It.
I Know A Few Of Your "Extremely Wonderful Blog Follower's" Have Mentioned That It Would Be Great To
Use As A "Christmas Card" I've Already Made A Couple, One Is Looking Through The Window I Had A Beautiful
"Christmas Tree Stamp" That Fitted Just Perfect, Then The Other Was Using "The Extremely Dramatic
Front Door". I Used The Tree Dies From A Couple Of Years Ago & The Father Christmas & Sleigh, Plus Using
The Background With The Cut Out Stars And Moon, I Love It When Your Dies Can Be Utilised In So
Many Different Ways. "You Are A First Class Genius When Designing Cutting Dies You Think Of
Lots Of Alternative Ways To Use Them"
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Coconut White Foundation Card"
"Classic Elegance Paper Pad"
"Mounting Foam"
"Coloured Distress Pens" (Or Pens/Pencils)
"Creative Expression Home Comfort Cling Stamp"
"Creative Expression Through The Window Cling Stamp"
"Jessica Die Set" (From Frames & Tags Collection"
"Arched Window/Door" (From The Kinetics Collection)
"WindowShutter/Vallance" (From The Kinetics Collection)
"3D Window Box & Accessories" (From The Kinetics Collection)
Today's Card:- Through The Window
I Have To Go Now So I'm Sure You'll Be Pleased I Won't Be Placing A Really Long Comment
But I Do This So I Can Keep Records
Sue Thank You For The Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin & Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
From Sam xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is a lovely Springtime card design. The kitty cat is so cute. I am pleased that you have a background Springtime stamp design to go behind your great window/door die and will be using it - alot. Thanks for the helpful video that you did for us. I think you are a very clever designer.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely card to brighten our day, I love this window die, this is an investment diie, because it works in so many ways and for so many occasions. Thank you for sharing this very inspiring card with us.

Love and hugs Brenda XXX

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card with your window/door die and your pretty paper and the stamped scene. Thank you for the great video showing us how to put it all together
Echoing Pam again and sending big hugs to all who need one

Love and hugs to everyone

julie laz said...

Hi sue, this card is beautiful, I watched all john's show's they were fab, I'm loving the new dies. Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Love your wallpaper and dado rail and the little cat is so cute.
Woke up this morning to lots of snow. The village was cut off and nobody could get in or out. Its all starting to melt now thank goodness as my puppy just loves rolling and playing in it. I am fed up drying her and the floors.

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Georgeous card. Love the detail on the windows with the shutters and that wee car is just "purrrrfect". Lol sorry couldn't resist it hee hee xx

Pam- what is a twiddle muff????? Never heard of that before lol xx

Maria said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Lovely card and a great tutorial, thank you Sue for making it
up. The window is pretty with the cat sitting looking out,love it.

Elaine- belated birthday greetings and hugs. You all take care x
Myra- after school club, hope a certain young girl is behaving
if she still going :)x
Jess- hope your day in the craft shop went well.x
Carmen- love the words yesterday,words of comfort x
Pam- I too have red hair so believe me when I say that my eyes
look even worse because of no mascara, my husband said I look
just like 'miss piggy' this morning, hmmmm Lol x
Helen- slowly does it. Know how frustrating it is not to be able
to turn that handle but you will,in time. Look after yourselves x
Pp- so sorry you have an ear infection, so much seem to be going
around. I wish you better x
Laine- you rambling away ? we like reading what you been up to
and many of us missing you when you not here. We also miss you
Norah, like hearing your stories and how your son and grandson doing.
Hope to see you back soon x
Sending hugs to you all and extra for my friends and missing ones,
Maria x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a perfect setting that you have created for us today with your wonderful dies. That's just what my cats do everyday. There isn't a detail that has escaped you down to the coloring of the little cat. Such creativity! Your video as usual was such a pleasure to watch and so informative.

Thanks for sharing,


Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
This is such an adorable card. I love it. It could be used for so many occasions. If I just wanted to send someone a bit of happy it would be perfect. And let's face it who doesn't need to be sent a bit of happy x
Got to say Sue, your kinetics collection is so much fun. I did give in to temptation and go for the candy machine when you were last on Hochanda. I had planned to have play with it before now but best laid plans - and all that x
I am wondering if you will be adding to the kinetics collection when you reveal your next launch. Have a feeling in my waters that the new launch could be within the next few weeks - am I right Sue? Excited x
Blue skies, a few fluffy clouds and sun today. Gorgeous. Not feeling up to hanging washing on the line myself but thank goodness for good friends. I sat and watched as someone else did the work - could get used to that x
Pam - you're such a star - always there. I didn't realise Brian was so young when he passed. Steve was 49 when I lost him - positively ancient!!! Twiddlemuffs - what on earth??!! x
Fluffy - honestly - not a drop of anything stronger than tea x
Theresa W - lovely to be back - hugs right back at you x
P - I have found humouring Laine is the best way of dealing with her x
Laine - best course of action as far as your hair is concerned - a large bag coming down to your shoulders. Would make life so much more pleasant for everyone. Speak soon hun x
Carmen - it would appear that I have an ally in you my friend - how refreshing. You have grasped (quite quickly) that Laine obviously needs a little discipline!! I feel like I have been fighting a monumental battle but not winning. Maybe working together we can put her back in her box! So delighted to hear that the Kid is back. Hugs x
Saba - George is 19 - yes Laine a woman in her 40's shamelessly throwing herself at my young innocent little angel - it's not right is it? She has no scruples x
Elaine - hugs to you and yours my friend x
Cheryl - lovely words x
Dragonsnap2 - sorry things have been grotty. Fingers crossed things are on the up x
Maria - sending gentle healing hugs x
Myra - after school club - you're a saint - I would not have the patience x
Helen - slowly does it girl!! x
That's all my waffling for today. I know you're relieved (not a word Laine). Quiet night including chocolate and hopefully a good film if George manages to find one on Netflix x
Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone specially my besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the scenery.

Annie P

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty card today.....quite sweet

Janet in Menston said...

Gorgeous card, would be a great new home card

Viki Banaszak said...

This is really pretty! I love the kitty in the window.

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Loving the stunning card and fantastic Video. Thank you you for all the hard work you put into helping us.
I really like that you can look out or in the window, the cat is a brilliant addition.
Pam, one again I echo you great summary.
Maria, you are really going through a lot just now sending you some ((((hugs)))) and hope you get a bit better soon.
Elaine thinking of you.
Have a wonderful evening everyone.
Patricia xxx

Unknown said...

Evening Sue ,what a lovely card . Your video was a pleasure to watch .Once again thank you for sharing .Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Jomada-Dawn said...

Great example of using the window die and accessories. Fascinated by your comment about being able to lift the shutters - I'd never thought of that but I'll have to give it a try!

Could we have a demo of the reverse view too, please! Looking into the room through the window - can the cat still sit inside looking out?

liz spooner said...

This is such a sweet card Sue, love the cat looking at the birds.xx

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous scene building Sue. I love how you watercolour with distress markers. Theresa x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I just love this card!!! It's perfect!!!

karenlotty said...

Very effective I love how you've coloured the cat this time

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This is an exquisite card made all the better by the inclusion of your fabulous paper pad.....utilising it as the wallpaper and dado rail was brilliantly done and highly effective. I am super pleased to have this great stamp and the Arched Window die so i will be slavishly copying your card with the help of your hugely entertaining video. Can i just say thanks for creating a little pussy die, much appreciated addition from a cat lover and boy does it add an adorable touch to these dies and stamps, very homely. I didn't know either Myra, that this colouring was called a Calico but appreciate being informed:-) Going to watch the demo after i have finished commenting. Thanks for yet another fabulous sample Sue, where do you get all that inspiration from i wonder?xxx
Yet another dreadful day here I'm afraid so i made an executive decision to stay indoors and watch a DVD instead....snuggled up on the sofa with a hot water bottle, some chocolate and the second Bridget Jones movie....i got all three films for 15pounds which i thought a real bargain and always guaranteed to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, the film, not the price!:-)
Had a bit of an altercation between Darcey and Brodie this afternoon, my Mum hobbled outside without her sticks to give chase and separate them and ended up flat on her bum in a puddle....thank goodness she has so much padding:-) She ended up with an ego as bruised as her behind but at least she managed to separate our fur babies before any real damage was done.
Frances, weather so bad this morning that Brodie didn't even attempt at going out and went straight to his litter tray, not so Darcey though, she braved the elements and was accosted by my Mum and a towel on her return....they both love a good rub down:-) Are the girls warming to Pippin yet?Do you have any fistfights?
Myra, you're a braver woman than me, I don't think i could deal with a room full of boisterous kids armed with scissors, glitter and glue ;-)
P, i did miss your post whilst i was writing mine, was just worried because you're usually such an early bird. Soosie Floosie is an inspired name for a cat, i bet Amy is gorgeous...do you have any favourites amongst your brood?
Saba, it sounds like you're all hot and bothered about the prospect of some nubile flesh...George is young, that I admit, but with that brings so much potential, you'll just have to negotiate your way past the MIL from Hell first:-)
Carmen, what age are your boys....I like to keep my options open:-).....and do they appreciate the more experienced woman? Don't be alarmed my dear, its purely wishful thinking on my part nowadays as Yvonne will agree, though it's still nice to speculate:-) So pleased to hear the Kid is back at work, he sounds a gem and you seem very fond of him, in a purely maternal way I'm sure! Enjoy playing with your Easter Basket when it arrives and please pay scant attention to Yvonne, she feels she has a new ally but we know better don't we?:-)
Yvonne, not back 5mins and already causing trouble! I cant believe that I almost felt sorry for you, well, not anymore my lady....Large bag you say? How sad that you so obviously feel threatened by my superior good looks, my profile pic speaks for itself! As for finding an ally in Carmen think again, she has the measure of you my dear, make no mistake, so please refrain from your desperate attempts at sullying my reputation because its just plain sad:-) You better buck up your ideas or there will be no phone call this week that's a promise!
Sending hugs to all my besties, including Maria, Tina T, Nanna Tina, Pat, Pam, Deb C, Tracy, Wheely, Theresa and many morexxx

Crafty love and hugs


Theresa said...

very sweet card. nostalgic feel to it, hugs xx

DeCor said...

A really pretty card today Sue. Love the persective. Very clever.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Oh this card is so cute I love it!
Dragonsnap sounds like your family ahs been through the mill hope things improve now
Maria so sorry you're having a tough time hope you'll feel better soon
Pam you've intrigued us all with your twiddlemuffs!
Sending caring thoughts to all who are poorly lonely or feeling low

Rhodidodi said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I now know what to do with the 2 window die I have!!!! Looking forward to more of the same! xxx

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. Think I've got time to catch up with the video before bedtime!

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hell Sue,
I love today's card, your background papers look fabulous as wallpaper and the view out of the window is gorgeous, loved watching you colour it in and especially your little Calico cat. I ended up on the internet like Myra but in my case finding out why Calico cats were female. Turns out it's all to do with the X chromosome which passes on the colour. Females have two, therefore two colours, males only have one X so just one colour. So Sue, not only do you inspire us with your cards , you send us off on a voyage of learning!

I've been out gadding this evening to our annual huntsman dinner. It involved much table knocking ( a German tradition when anyone enters a room) and much repeating of the word Prost when anyone lifts their glass for a drink. It's obligatory to take a drink of yours when the word Prost is uttered so your glass soon becomes empty and you have to order another but before you can take a sip have to say Prost and everyone Prosts you back and takes a drink. It goes on like that for the whole evening then before you leave you have to go round and knock at each table, everyone knocks back, and my knuckles are now sore and I'm sick of the word Prost!

P, Soosie Flossie is a fabulous name for a cat, love it.
Elaine fingers crossed for Andrews results.
Dragonsnaps I hope things are starting to improve for your family, you've had a tough time.
Yvonne and Laine, it's so good to see you two back on form, cheered me up no end.
Carmen if I was you I'd lock your boys up!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this a stunning card, i absolutely love this and the view from the window
is totally fab.
These dies and stamp are next on my list of must haves.

Eunice said...

Such a cute card, love the cat looking out the window wishing he could be out there!!!

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

I so wish I could edit my comment, it was meant to say HELLO SUE! I blame spell check!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Sorry it's so late. This card is so cute. I am looking forward to watching the video tomorrow as my eyes are almost closing now. Great use of your paper pad Sue. The cat is such a nice touch too.

Been back to physio today, she is pleased with my progress (even if I wasn't) so that's good and to be honest I can tell there is improvement with my movement. She told me not to underestimate how painful it would be for a while considering what the surgeon had done. Where he has removed the spur of bone and shaved the rest that would cause inflammation and the nerves have been damaged as well. So maybe I'm being a little hard on myself, especially as I decided to stop the painkillers after three days because they exacerbated other problems. So to Myra, Maria and Yvonne thanks for your comments, I am definitely taking it slowly but surely from now on and I haven't been turning handles as I use an Ebosser, but the plates are So Heavy! Good to have you back Yvonne, glad you're feeling better. X
Sandra, how exciting to have the lambs. Hard work,with hourly feeds, but so rewarding. X
Cheryl, enjoyed your wise words. X
Dragonsnap, sorry to hear your daughter has had such a rough time, glad she's on the mend. X
Saba, sounds an exhausting evening, but fun. X
Sorry for rambling, may as well have watched the video! ..but I can enjoy that tomorrow instead.

Love Helen xxx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Haven't had a chance to watch the tutorial yet . Will have to be tomorrow now. Echoing Pam's words

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

This card is different from what you usually do. I love the soft colors and all those little details, including the cat. It reminds me of the house where I grew up. Happy memories. Thanks for another great video

Pam – The Kid brought the spring in our hearts. This is the way I feel. He couldn’t stop smiling yesterday. He took the time and talked to each of us. He even made the effort to come at the second floor where some of us are working. It is so good to have him back. We feel complete now. God help us not to have to go thru this ever again.
Elaine – Fingers crossed for Andrew’s results. Sending my daily hugs for all of you.
Dragonsnap2 – Sending good, healthy vibes your way.
Donita – Very nice way you described Pam and Sue.
Frances – I like where I work and I like my job.The management is happy as long as you don’t ask for a raise. They show their appreciation with summer BBQ, Christmas lunch and once in a while our GM brings bagels and cream cheese for breakfast. We also celebrate all the birthdays of each month, with a cake. La vie en rose :)
‘P’ in Wales – I don’t like Mondays, but yesterday was an exception.
Myra & Maria – Thank you both for reading my post.
Saba – In light of the new information I don't think that it matters whether or not the gang of nine knows about George. I hope you agree that he is too young for any of us. Apparently not for one of us.
Are you traveling from Germany to Ally Pally?
PP/Yvonne – Between you and me: I am here; I am your friend and your ally. It is unbelievable how someone falsely claims to be a friend only to be close to your young and innocent son. What a world we live in!
Laine – You didn’t like math, did you? 40 (I pretend you are 40 only) is 20 (let’s pretend George is a year older than he is) multiply by 2. or 20 is 40 divided by 2! Are we on the same page now?
About my boys ...I cannot blame you for trying but my lips are sealed.:)

For those who have snow and not only ...
May the sun shine warm upon your face and warm your heart,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette

Sandy H said...

Delightful card. Love the wallpaper. Wish I'd treated myself to that stamp now. Another one for the list!
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue love it xxxxxxxxxx

Pawprintx4 said...

I am loving this window/window box set. I just watched your You Tube and loved the "stucco" walls on your house plus the light shining from the window. Great details!
This is a set on my wish list for sure.
Stephanie K

eljay said...

I have just become acquainted with your dies and videos and blog. Your dies cut better than any other I have used so I am thrilled to find them and begin my collection. A couple of questions: What is the fine tipped glue that you use and what is the spray adhesive that you use? how do you create envelopes to fit your cards? What is the diecutting machine that you use the most?