Wednesday, 12 April 2017

April 2017 Die Release Blog Launch

Hello there my crafty friends!  Here we are at the start of the April die release blog launch!  We have a full week of previews for you, with four posts per day so plenty of chances to win a set of the latest dies as well!  Leave a comment on any of the posts that you would like to be entered into the drawings to win.  Please, however, I ask that you make your name stand out a bit from anyone else's by adding a city name (Jan K in London) or numbers to it (ie. Sandy P.123), or just a funny alias (furrycat lover in Manchester).  I only have one set of each of the dies to giveaway and that will just eliminate the issue of having more than one person claim the winning die.  I will do the drawings and announce the winners on April 27th.
We are starting out by showcasing the new Stained Glass Collection.  Shown here, the Hummingbird Stained Glass is a lovely design that will lend itself to so many techniques.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  The next post is scheduled for 12 noon today.  Hope to see you back here then.  All for now, Sue x
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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A fantastic start to your new die release. Congratulations!

I have fallen in love with these 'stained glass window' dies. What a beautiful card, so clean, so delicate looking. I love those soft colors, make my heart melt.

Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win these beauties.

Good luck everyone!
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, but still the only Canadian Wilsonette

Crafty Clare said...

Hi Sue, just love the stain glass effect
Hugs Clare Tunbridge Wells xx

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Lynda said...

I love the hummingbird! Would love that die!!
Lynda C in Durham, NC

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If I have posted more than once, please forgive & ignore. I can not get my post to show this morning on this particular thread. I have deleted several and then my new one also goes?
I love this hummingbird die!
Stephanie K

barbara macaskill said...

This release
Barb in VT USA

donna sherman said...

BEAUTIFUL die!!!! I love the stained glass window!!! Humming birds are beautiful little birds!

Nannieflash said...

Good AFternoon Sweet Sue, wow what a clever idea to create these special dies, love it and the colour choice to. hugs Shirleyxx

Debbie said...

Oh this is so beautiful! The softness of the colors you used with this gorgeous die is inspiring! I like the idea of being able to make smaller cards as we do here in the USA. I could see using this die in so many ways, including my scrapbook with my garden pictures.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, loving the idea of stained glass, this is just beautiful.
Thanks as always for a chance to win.

Lori from Canada

Maria Alder said...

HI Sue and everyone.
Stunning card made with this gorgeous die ! The dies this time
are amazing as usual, congrats to the new launch. Hope you feeling better.
Love and hugs to you all,
Maria x

Debbie said...

Amazing die! I just love the softness of this card. Your new dies are beautiful! I could see so many ways to use these dies. I am just inspired by you and your videos!

DebbieZ USA

karenlotty said...

This launch really excites me! I love the humming bird

Rosemary Stickland said...

What a gorgeous card to start the blog launch!
Rosemary xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good afternoon Sue,

WOW, this is a must have die. Once I see the die coloured in, yes its on my shopping list.

If this is the start of the dies to follow, I cannot wait to see the others.

I love it.

DOTTIE/Dorothy of Baldock

Gail Chase said...

Love this card, simple yet lovely. And I would love this die. Hummingbirds are one of my favorite things. Gail

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so pretty! It has been a while since I have seen a stained glass card.

Suzzette Yandle said...

WOW! This die is different from you. What can get better than Stained glass, hummingbirds and flowers? Reminds me of the days when I used to do stained glass. Using your Stained Glass collection will be much easier on my hands and fingers than the regular stained glass craft. I always seemed to get slivers of glass in my fingers and burns on my hands. I always love the look of anything in Stained glass. Looking forward to more of your Stained Glass Collection. You card is lovely!!!

Craftysusan said...

Lovely idea for a die Sue. I love the colours on this card too. xx

Iva Peková said...

Ohh really nice humminbird,I love this dies :-) Iva from Czech

Vie Carter said...

Wonderful start to your new collection

Good luck with the launch, although you won't need it they are lovely


Anonymous said...

Carole Stourbridge
reminds me of luica saw one flying while on a cruise, beautiful fast little birds, very elegant

Judy Hollers said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the soft colors you have used. These stained glass dies are going to be so versatile! Judy Hollers in North Carolina

ursula said...

Wow, I have been looking at the stained glass collection, so so pretty, another first for you, amazing...thank you Sue...luv Ursula...xx

Anonymous said...

O MY....Beautiful. Who can not love stained glass or hummingbirds. Love it!
Gina B in Greenville, SC USA

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the stained glass effect, it works so well as a die. Very clever indeed.

Annie P

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
I love these stained glass window effect dies.
It would be hard to pick a favourite out of all of them.
Love and hugs Brenda XXX

Janet Wilson said...

Love the humminmg bird die, it looks fab over your background.

Janet Wilson in Menston

Jeanie1TR said...

Love the stained glass collection. I have been looking fir something similar for ages. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow - this collection looks interesting - nice and different.
Beverley W

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Such delicate colours and the humming bird is stunning. SueL x

Lynne said...

Hi Sue
these stained glass dies are all beautiful, but I just love the humming bird, and the colours used make it look amazing.
Lynne, Brecon

Nanny Jo said...

Beautiful die, beautiful card, Sue!! So different to your usual style and I love it!! Nanny Jo N.Ireland

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A fantastic start to your new die release. Congratulations!

I have fallen in love with these 'stained glass window' dies. What a beautiful card, so clean, so delicate looking. I love those soft colors, make my heart melt.

Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win these beauties.

Good luck everyone!
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, but still the only Canadian Wilsonette

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this card and die are truly amazing, i am not saying this just to win one
but the idea is fabulous.
I love the design of this die and absolutely love uit, i have not seen anything like this and i know it is going to be a favourite for me.
So many amazing possibilities and perfect for making cards for either sex.

E. Marie said...

craftyemb in South Carolina - I love hummingbirds and this is stunning. Love this die.

Anonymous said...

So sorry. I apologize for posting twice my comment. My bad.
Carmen from Canada

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful start to your new release, the stained glass humming bird looks amazing

It's our 45th wedding anniversary today, although we did celebrate it last night as we were travelling home today, and the first thing I did when we got home was log into your blog, that's how special you are. Had a lovely time in Spain but it's good to be home

Love and hugs to everyone

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Yeah!!! Release day is finally here. I've been excitedly awaiting to see what fabulous creations you have come up with and I have to say you started it off with a bang. The new stained glass dies are so different than we have seen before and the card you have created is just stunning. It reminds me of the tiny hummingbirds buzzing around the flowers in the garden on a lovely summer day. The colors you have used are so soft and alluring.

Congratulations on a wonderful start to your launch.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

Fab start to the day as usual, and your blog is my first port of call everyday and wish you every success with the new die launch. x

Sunset Bay said...

Such a gorgeous card to start off the new release showing. Can't wait for the rest xxx

Liz said...

Oh WOW, what a stunning design! Beautiful colours.

Liz (Crafty Sunflower) xx

liz spooner said...

Absolutely stunning Sue.xx Liz from Addlestone

karen keen said...

Good Evening Sue
Here we go again. I can feel my bank balance groaning already lol.
What a beautiful die. I love the colours in the card too.
Karen in Telford xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Stunning! I couldn't resist a little peek at the whole collection but I was hoping it wouldn't be long before you showed some samples of the stained glass sets. Sue xxx

sonja_w said...

Love this xx Sonja from Frankfurt

Sherry said...

beautiful die! thanks for a chance to win it Sherry L in Upper Sandusky, Oh

Jomada-Dawn said...

I love the idea of a stained glass die, and this hummingbird is so beautiful. I look forward to seeing some tutorials on how to put something like this together.

Theresa Pace said...

i saw this on some websites. it is so delicate and pretty. love the way you have showcased it here, hugs xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous die Sue!
Really like this new style of die, totally unique and I think will be extremely popular.

Emesbee said...

Another great idea

Carol Worwood said...

Thankyou for such an inspiring collection, love this stained glass look xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Wow when you think your inspiration and artestry cant get any better! Love all the stain glass collection my fav is the bonsai, as I grow bonsai.
Best wishes
Julie Bee 1

dorothy cattanach said...

OOh Beautiful, such delicate colours too. Youn amaze me with your talent Sue. Thank you for Showing them to us xxx
Dorothy from Goldthorpe A yorkshire lass

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Bennett

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Wow this is so cool. These are right up my street.

Love to all xx

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Gorgeous! X

Di said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely die, beautiful stained glass I love it, the card is gorgeous. Congratulations on your new collection.
Di B in Tasmania. x

Sharon Collins O Regan Limerick said...

Absolutely stunning l would love a chance to win. Love your blogs and thank you for so many wonderful ideas

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue the stained glass window dies are stunning so is your gorgeous card
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Who doesn't like stunning humming birds and combined with a stained glass window - a winner for sure.
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

I was so looking forward to your Stained Glass Collection and I am not disappointed, your card is gorgeous!
It reminds me of sitting on the deck of the home of my friend in Bailey, Colorado gazing at these fantastic little creatures hovering to sip the sugared water put out to attract them. This is going to be a very popular die!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Diana Harris said...

Oh my Sue what a gorgeous die. Just love the clean lines with plenty of open space. This will definitely be on my wish list.
Crafty hugs Diana diddydidoes

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card and die sue. Great start to new launch. Laura O

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:

What a beautiful card. I love the stained glass affect. Will you be doing a video on this technique (hope so)?

Thanks Sue

Lisa J in Victoria

geneve said...

love the idea of these new dies something totally different

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a great start to the new die launch. I saw this card at Ally Pally and was blown away by it. It is sooo pretty. Hummingbirds are so tiny and delicate, who would not smile to receive this card. It's so sophisticated.

Probably no one will see my comments ( except maybe Pam) as there are so many comments today. Let's hope this continues.....

Maria, definitely have to arrange to meet up in September, and I hope you'll be a happy bunny again. Yes, I missed June as I arrived later than I'd planned. I hope you enjoyed using Jacobean EF. I bought the swirling hearts and its gorgeous. I hope you bare ok.

Pam, yes thanks my shoulder has settled a bit, I have physio tomorrow then back at consultant next week. I hope you are feeling a little better.

Izzy, glad you found your Fitbit.

Myra, thanks for your comments, yes hopefully by September I should be good as new. Well the shoulder, not the re of me!

Love Helen xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card and die .

NancyR said...

Love it. I love hummingbirds.

NancyR in Delaware

Linda J Stoke-on-Trent said...

This is absolutely gorgeous you can do so much with It! Your designs are second to none xx

dragonswing said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are so springy and soothing--just what I need to aid in my recovery.

Lori R. Easley, SC said...

Hi Sue, I just love this fabulous die!
Hugs Lori
pepperirish at yahoo dot com

Latenight Sandy H said...

What a lovely start to the launch with this gorgeous die, superb colouring as always.
Take care everyone.

Kate's Cards said...


Valerie wilkinson said...

Lovely die very different. Valerie (Ivy crafts)

Roisin said...

Oh this is stunning and I love the concept.

Roisin D

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the humming bird with the flowers.

ruth jamieson said...

stunning dies load of possibilities
with this die another must have
crafty Hugz from crafty gran x

Elaine said...

I love the new Stained Glass dies. They are definately on my wish list.
Elaine S. in Fort Myers, FL

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the design of this DELICATE DELIGHT!

freedom99 said...

Hi sue

This is totally different from your usual dies but I love it it's so pretty and I love paper piecing it's so relaxing but I could equally do this with stains and gloss to look like a stain glass window.

All the best Pauline (freedom99)

Nana on the Hill said...

What a beautiful card, such a clever use of colour, love it x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Just wow to how you have coloured this one. An amazing die

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic start to your new launch of dies. I love this die and the colours too.
Love Rosie from

Diane Johnstone said...

How can you lose with a hummingbird. This is a very pretty card. Great launch. Diane in Denver.

Denise Hancock said...

Love the stained glass effect - lovely card
Denise X

Eunice (Canada) said...

The Stained glass Hummingbird is exquisite!!!! Another one of the must have dies.

Jessica Strider said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! If this is the die you're starting with, can't wait to see what else is coming!

Jean Bullock said...

Be still, my heart! I think this die could get me started making cards again. I love it. Pinned it of course.

Darlene4527 said...

Love the look of stained glass and hummingbirds are my favorite kind of bird.

ethansnanna said...

What a start to the release!!!

Doreen x

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Oh my goodness, this is one amazing stunner of a die. The hummingbird is so gorgeous.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue love this die all the best Helen

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue love this die all the best Helen

~Kathy said...

OMGosh! What a gorgeous die! I love the stained glass effect and love hummingbirds too! Great combination... can't wait to play with this one! (Kathy - Orlando FL US)

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

WOW, love the colours and the stained glass effect. This card is stunning!

We've not had any internet for 2 weeks now, it's a nightmare so I have to be where wifi is available and I don't want to miss any of your new releases!

My own blog is at a standstill..... grrrrrr LOL

June/Poppyfield Card Crafts x

Tracy said...

Love this die, hummingbids are my favorites!

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

I'm just having a chance to catch up on the new launch and all I can say is WOW, what a fab start! I love this design and can't wait to see what else you have in store for us.

Laura K, Bucks

Vicki Sopcak said...

Sue all your cards are GREAT!!! You are going to put me in the poor house because I want ALL your dies!!! Thank You for sharing your creative genius with the rest of the world!!!

samantha wade said...

Beautiful card, love these new dies, the bird is gorgeous, look forward to the new collection. X Samantha wade of chatsworth

Chantal said...

Love the humming bird, love the colours.
Gugs, Chantal S

Leanne said...

So beautiful!!!
Leanne 172

Ms Linda ( said...

Beautiful die which reminds me of parchment. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Linda from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Karene M from Australia said...

Hi Sue, this is a great start to what I'm sure will be another wonderful die launch!

Julie Elli said...

I love birds Sue so you started on a winner!
Lovely blending too.
Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous work!
Big hug
Julie Elli 4444

Nancy Soetaert said...

so lovely this stained glass with the hummingbird and beautiful flowers! I love it!!!!

Robin Sachs said...

Gorgeous card. Love the unique concept.

Barbara (C) said...

The stained glass collection is stunning. So many ways to bring it to life, micas, paints and glaze for the glass. Great addition yet again. BarbaraC

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