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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Pam Hartlepool said...

Gorgeous start to your new launch Sue, the die is lovely and so is the card. This was one of my favourites, so fitting fir 1st launch.
I wish you lots of luck with the new collection,although I know it will be as big a hit as your others if not bigger.
Elaine, my daily hugs to you, Andrew and Helen,
Izzy, hope the missing Fitbit was found.
Good luck to all on the blog, fingers crossed everyone.
Hugs to all, especially missing and poorly friends.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Happy April launch. What a beautiful way to start. Stained glass just made for your stained glass technique, beautiful absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see what comes next. Have already seen a card made up from someone's AP purchase and she's done a lovely job.
See you a little later for our next wonderful treat.
Sending hugs by the bucket loads for an extra special day and lady xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Many congratulations on your new launch.
Thank you this is a beautiful die and card, Good luck everyone.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

TDQ Karen said...

Oh my, what a start to your die launch, what a stunning die and i love the beautiful colours you have used xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely die, very different and will be a welcome addition to anyone's die collection
Pat x

Craftynetty said...

Oh my! This looked good as just a die, but it is stunning as a card. Congratulations on another wonderful collection Sue. Thank you.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card to start your new die launch love it, bank manager not going to be happy again.
Nancyd Glasgow xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and love this die.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely start to the New die launch. Love this die, such an incredible design, and a great card. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
WOW what a way to start your April die launch. With something so different.The card is beautiful and I simply love the soft colours you have used.
Jan x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Wow, stunning card. Great start to the new collection. Can't wait for the next instalment.
Good luck to all Wilsonettes.

Crafty hugs to all.
D xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a beautiful die to start the launch of your new collection. It is stunning as are the others in the stained glass collection ( I've seen sneaky peaks of the whole collection!) Really looking forward to seeing what you create with the new dies. Love and hugs Alison xxx

Elizabeth Louise said...

Stunning, and such fine detailed cuts!
Elizabeth from Edwalton

Samantha Roberts said...

Such a lovely die! I love how it has been coloured in the example. Looking forward to seeing what else is being released 😊

Sam Roberts (from Australia xx)

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gosh Sue you don't do things by half do you, what a fantastic way to start the new blog launch of your April release, this is truly amazing, how different this would look using so many mediums to colour and decorate it. I saw an example using this die at AP and it blew me away, I will not spoil it for the person who made it, suffice to say that I was mesmerized.

I know this launch is going to be a great success and I wish everyone who comments on them good luck, hopefully we will get your numbers up to 1st place again.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said and hope you are feel a bit better yourself.

I am off to my craft group this morning then we are going to have a luxury afternoon tea, so will comment on the next couple of posts a bit later.

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

Jen said...

How do you keep coming up with such different ideas Sue? I love this.
Jen from Bognor

Karen Drew said...

Looking forward to seeing your new die launch. Have a few on my list but by the end of it I am sure there will be more on it!!!!
This is one on my list. Love how you have used it. Stunning
Karen xx

ang said...

Lovely card, fresh ànd bright.
Looking forward to seeing the whole release Angela Jervis xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue, Wow what a fabulous start to the new to the new die launch. I would love to win this one, or any of them as they all look beautiful. Gorgeous subtle colours on the card too.
Dawn S. in Cambridge

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Stunning die, how unusual.
Sheila in Kent

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a stunning card & great start to the launch. Yvonne xx

Humberta Goncalves-Babbitt said...

Good morning Sue,
I have been counting the days to the release of your new dies since I got a sneak peak a few days ago. I was especially eager to see what you would do with these beautiful "stained glass" dies. Even just on their own without embellishment they are lovely, but colored as your sample above they are simply stunning. I especially love this hummingbird die as hummingbirds were a favorite of my mother-in-law (she passed away in December at 93 yrs old).
Can't wait to see the rest of the release. What a great start!
Humberta in Rhode Island (though i doubt there's another Humberta here.. lol)

hazel young said...

Wow Sue stunning card and die xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Just simply Wow! what a stunning card! great start to a new launch - can't wait to see what else you have created! Judy from Prosser

Barbara (C) said...
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stitchingranny said...

Wow this looks stunning Sue

LE Derbyshire

Barbara (C) said...

Can't wait for the release. So many of the dies appeal to me. Looking forward in particular to the stained glass effect designs. Beautiful sample today. BarbaraC

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. A fantastic die to start your launch. This one caught my eye when I had a sneak peak and it is gorgeous.
Marion S x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue congratulations on your april launch and a gorgeous card to start just have the kettle on the boil for a coffee and ill sit and watch the video.
Carherine v94.xx

Elizabeth said...

So elegant, this is beautiful Sue.
Pink Butterflies from South Derbyshire X

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a start this is so delicate I love it, roll on 12 noon. Hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful set of dies, quite unusual and lovely card too.

Barbara V247

Marion Bull said...

What a gorgeous die, very unusual. I think you are setting us off on a new direction again Sue so the bank manager has better watch out!

Maggie from Pyrford xx

Netty The Runner said...

So pretty, ordered some of the dies, but not this one, now I'm tempted.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful die and stunning card with a lovely frame. Looking forward to seeing all the new dies and designs! X
Janice K AC Bucks

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, sorry on my Mobile dont know how to change my name. Very pretty, cant wait to see all of the new dies. Have a fab day x

Sam said...

Who would not want to win this delightful humming bird? Sam from Elgin, Scotland

Anonymous said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Just like a stained glass window. CraftyClareW

hettygarlick said...

That's beautiful. I wondered how the stained glass dies would work and this shows how lovely they are.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, lovely die-quite different but really nice.


DeCor said...

Just over the moon with your hummingbird die and card. Hummingbird is my favourite bird and I miss them here. Used to have one visit my hanging basket in Oregon every day...thanks for not only a great die but a lovely memory jog! Here's to your best launch yet!!:) Hope you are feeling better now.

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
This die is beautiful and so is the card. Good luck with the launch I'm sure it will be a great success and I'm looking forward to seeing the whole collection.
Chris xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely way to start your latest release. So pretty, could be done in many colour ways.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Anonymous said...

Oooh, Sue, the Stained Glass collection was what I was really anticipating with relish! Great card, hoping to see the Bonsai soon, which think will be the must-have.
Wishing you lots of success with this launch.
Laine and PP - back on form yay, but worse things expected!
Theresa G, thanks for hugs - big one for you, hope pooch is quite better now. Things okay here, just the Saffron worry. Are you a Yorkie as in place or terrier?
Enjoy the day, everyone.

'P' in Wales

Patricia said...

Good morning and good luck with your New Die Launch Sue.
I like the idea of these brilliant Dies and am really interested in seeing samples and inspiration.
Good luck everyone.
Thinking of and sending (((((hugs))))) to all who need them.
Patricia xxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

What a wonderful stained glass die! A great start to the blog hop Sue. Debra x

Yvonne19856 said...

Good morning Sue and all who follow.
Oh my, another launch. I can't wait to see them all. This first die, the absolutely beautiful stained glass humming bird is just so stunning. I love it. I can't wait to buy it and use it. Looking forward to seeing all the others. Have a good day everyone. Xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
I know - MORNING!! Now pick yourself up off the floor and close your mouth!!! Lol x
OH MY GOODNESS - STUNNING! Your new stained glass dies really are magnificent. They are going to lend themselves to so many techniques to make so many different mood evoking works of art. The hummingbird is so delicate and this, the first card in your launch is exquisite x
You and your new launch kept me awake lady! Been so excited - being on here in the middle of the night is surely proof of that! I am going to have to concentrate solely on this launch for the foreseeable. There is no way housework, dressing, washing, eating or drinking will be possible on such a small amount of sleep due to my hysteria and Sue I hold you responsible x
Happy thoughts and lots of love to all x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and gorgeous die. I love the stained glass effect. A great beginning for the blog launch.
B xx

Sandra Holmes said...

Hi Sue
Stunning first die. Can't wait to see the rest.

Sandyh (Hull)

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning die to start the new collection with. Very different and a refreshing new addition to our die collections. Can hardly wait for the next post!
Lyn R Warrington

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A lovely die and a beautiful colours have made a gorgeous card, I'm loving the spring colours in this one. It's exciting waiting for the new dies to appear!

Judith Tucker said...

What lovely colours you have used in this card. Can't wait for the next sneak

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Great start to your luanch, really like the effect of stained glass dies, bursting with ideas already!


Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. That is beautiful I love it. Hugs Sue H Feltham

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, such a delicate, beautiful die. A great start to your new collection - got me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next reveal xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This definitely has the WOW FACTOR!!!!!
The colours are serene, making it look incredibly peaceful.
Just incredibly adorable.


Magic Maggie said...

Oh..this is a lovely image. I would also like to say that I used some of your foundation card for the first time yesterday (yes..I know, I'm sorry it took so long) the only word I can use to describe the card is 'CLASSY'. Love it.
Good luck with the launch.
Maggie (Yorkite)

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card to start your new launch. This die will be so versatile.
Hope you're feeling much better now. Xx

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue What a fabulous start to your new launch I love this stained glass window die My daughter lived in San Diego for a few years and she used to have humming birds in her garden. I will probably have to comment on your next few posts later as we are taking our two young grandchildren out for the day
Good luck to all in the draw
Lynne L Haverfordwest

rosiejt said...

What do I think? Lovely! Going to be a super launch. I already have a couple of die sets pre-ordered.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous start to your new launch! I can see so many ways to 'colour' using these dies, not only pens and pencils but glitter and gilding flakes as well!
Hugs x
Heather T

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! love this beautiful die and the coloring on your card!
DeniseB in CA

mouse said...

A gorgeous due to start the new set. Would like this!!

Donna Golby said...

Beautiful die and I can think of lots to do with it.
The new range is looking good but I'm so grateful Sue that you offer all this inspiration.

Donna Golbyv

Jan Sayer said...

These stained glass dies are so different. Love them.

jenny Briggs said...

Morning Sue

Love the idea of the stained glass windows the card looks lovely

Jenny briggs

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous, I was looking forward to seeing the stained glass dies in action wondered how they would look. Amazing, more to go on my wish list.

Val Verrall said...

Love this new die.
Lovely use of colours Sue. Hope to use your inspiration to make some lovely cards myself. Look forward to seeing the other dies.

Narrowboat girl said...

Good morning Sue. Just when I thought we had seen everything that dies have to offer, trust you to come up with something completely different. The hummingbird stained glass window is fab, I can just imagine it used with glossy accents enamel, WOW

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful die, makes a really effective card x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Stained Glass and the Humming Bird glass window is lovely!
Love Marg [in Bristol]

SerenePolly said...

What an incredible start to the new die release Sue. This is just fabulous and I can't wait to see what the others will be like. I suspect a few will be entering my stash

Christine from Edinburgh x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Wow! What a different and fantastic looking card. I wondered what these dies would look like when I saw your new releases at the weekend and now I know. Think I will definitely be creating a long list! Looking forward to noon's offering. Best wishes

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A fabulous 'stained glass window' die, I'm loving this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

AndreaH said...

I really can't believe this is a die. It's absolutely stunning. ( No doubt the colouring in is part of what makes it stunning) LOVE it. And you've given us a chance to win too. Thank you for the chance to win this great prize. AndreaH Hove. East Sussex.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Well, we're off to a flying start with this little beauty!...(OK, it's hovering but I just couldn't resist)...took my breath away as the blog page loaded, it's so gorgeous and will give me hours of fun with paints and glitter so this has gone straight onto the wish list.

Found my Fitbit at the bottom of a hedge and as soon as I picked it up it greeted me with a Hello - well, displayed the time and date which is the same thing innit!...just wish I'd looked there before I emptied out the compost


Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful and also delicate card, I am looking forward to seeing more of your samples from this collection as it looks really interesting, I have ordered already but am still awaiting delivery , good luck with this new collection!
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on your new die set. What a beautiful colourful card. Love the die.

Love Kate from Kendal

SueJ said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, this one is on my list. Great card.

Good luck with the die launch, I am off to Wales for two weeks tomorrow, will have to play catch up as there is sporadic internet access where I'm going.

Wendy L said...

Very different Sue, looks fab, xxxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a wonderful die and a beautiful card in amazing soft colours.
And humming birds are always beautiful.
Rolf xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great start to the blog launch, this is a beautiful card and a lovely die. So different from your dies so far. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam hope you are feeling brighter today xxx
Elaine special hugs xxx
June enjoy your afternoon tea xxx
PP blimey up before Myra!!!! I should stay reclined on a sofa being fed grapes by a young man today if you can 😀Xxx

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. One could make a dozen of these which could each look so different depending upon the background colours used. Versatility indeed.


Scottydog said...

I saw this card at Ally Pally & I just loved it! I wondered afterwards what it would look like cut in black? Maybe I will have To get the die to find out! My list has started! I'm sure this die release will be a huge success Sue, but I wish you luck.

Chris Curry said...

What a gorgeous card and die. If I am not lucky enough to win this it will be top of my list. Thank you Sue, looking forward to the next one. Xx

Anne said...

This is so different for you, Sue, and is absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the new releases.

Anne (Northampton)

nattyboots said...

Hi sue
First off i hope you are feeling better ?

I feel a real treat coming on for we followers if this card is anything to go by ,
Gorgeous detail and colours used .

Pam i hope you are feeling better today and taking things easy .

Big hugs to all who need one and good luck to all .
Elaine H X

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow, what a brilliant start to the new releases. This is absolutely beautiful! Your talent holds no bounds.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful die Sue as you say so many possibilities, can't wait to see those to come!
VC Cumbria x

Karen Mitchell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely start to your new collection,good luck,hope it goes well,
I will be a bit hit & miss this time,hubby has an operation tomorrow (hopefully nothing serious)
Mum in law passed away so funeral next week & we will have people staying!
Good luck everyone
Best wishes
Karen M

val jones said...

Great start to your new collection Sue. Beautifully coloured. So looking forward to seeing the rest.
Love Val in Spain xxx

foxyg said...

What a gorgeous first die. Love it. Gillyh.

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the humming bird and stained glass window perfect the colouring is lovely thank you
See you later Love June horrocks xxxx

craftynanna said...

Wonderful start to your new collection Sue, the stained glass windows will be a huge hit and the cards produced will look brilliant, hugs Johanna 11245

snowy said...

What a beautiful start to a die launch, love it.xx Snowy Owl 36

Anonymous said...

Wow, where do you get your inspiration from. WakeyL

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card and I love the die. I saw the new dies at Ally Pally they are all amazing. Hugs Jackie (95d)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Wow a truly beautiful card. The die is stunning and I am really looking forward to seeing the new collection. As always you have provided us crafters with inspiration and some fab new products to play with!

Take care
Sam (Plymouth)

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning simply stunning Jan from Lincoln x

Chaffinch said...

If this is an example of what we can expect, I am excited. This is a really beautiful die.

Sally (Lincoln)

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Gwyneth Pritchard said...

Love this stained glass collection. I can see it being used for both male & female cards and for all sorts of occasions.
Good luck with this launch
Love Gwyneth P x

Sandy G (61) said...

Hi Sue
Stunning! This die is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue what a lovely start for your new die launch. A beautiful card made with a lovely die.
these stained glass dies are really different and am sure backed with all the different techniques will look fabulous.

Mollyd3736 said...

Sue, I had already spotted this on a crafts stores pre release, so it was the one I was watching for. Think it is amazing, think it will be my first purchase.

jean.phillips1 said...

Mirning Sue, beautiful card, did I see this at Ally Pally? I am sure I did and it was even nicer in the flesh! Love Jean xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonetts
Well Sue you don't dissapoint do you. Your inspiration continues to amaze me how lovely this collection is
Oh my how are we supposed to choose the ones to buy first , your card is gorgeous and I can see a lot of people creating some wonderful cards with these dies
I send my usual hugs to all who need them and lots of luck in your draws too
Looking forward to the next post
Theresa G xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue a lovely die to paper piece as well as fitting over a background paper. Looking forward to seeing all the new designs love from Jackie xx

jane said...

Jane 1950

Hi Sue ,
What a lovely die , an absolute must have and very appropriate for this time of year .
It's very fresh looking and gives you a content feeling.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW This is one of the sets that i couldnt make my mind up with but seeing what you have done with this card it just seems rude not to get them all LOL. See you later.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. When I saw what could be achieved with this die at Ally Pally of course I had to buy it (so I don't need to be included in the draw). In fact I think I may go and have a play with it once I have posted my comment.


Kim Salisbury said...

What a lovely card and stunning new die to your new collection.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue What a lovely die for the first launch. There will be so much that can be done with this Good luck with the launch week Sue
Regards Ann Toppcards

Glennis said...

A lovely die, and not your usual style, I think

Glennis in NZ

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Saw a pre-order copy of this and wasn't sure if I'd like, but its stunning and the way the card background has been done is very effective and brings out the full beauty of the die.. Gorgeous....

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty .love Jean Z xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, love the colours you have chosen.
Great die and something different.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! What a start to the launch. I saw this one at Ally Pally, it is absolutely beautiful and top of my wish list.
Can't wait for the next reveal.
Véronique L

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning start to the release of your collection, looking forward to the rest of the week.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful die to start your new launch! I live it!,
Janette (Erskine)

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue
Your sample is amazing I really love the stain glass window technique.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Glad your feeling a little better Pam xx
Hug's Pp,Laine, Tracy,June,Elaine Andrew Helen,

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a great start to my day... this beautiful due and card and a trip to London to see Kathryn Jenkins and Alfie Boe in Carousel. Will have to remember to check in here as often as I can.

Sharlene of North Bay said...

Sue this is a very lovely card. On my wish list for sure

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Beautiful and very different. Loving this. C

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue,

Congratulations! What a handsome little hummingbird! Brings lovely memories of Phoenix, where they abound.
I was dubious about this range until I looked up stained glass technique. Now I get what the fuss is all about. And thank you for having the search function so we can instantly find examples of what we want to see. You have built a priceless resource and given it to us.
Donita in Rhode Island

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this very pretty, humming birds one of my favourites.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Humming bird lover London.

Hazel said...

Good morning, Sue what a beautiful die to start off your new release.
Hope you are feeling a bit better today.
Hazel x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous start to your next amazing die release, looking forward to seeing manymore cards for inspiration, your talent is endless
Julie x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue this is lovely so different to anything else a beautiful​ way to start your new die launch. Hope you are recovering from Ally Pally

Owlish said...

OWLISH is my name
This hummingbird is a fantastic idea love and wow wouldn't l absolutely love to win some of ur dies it make my year would be over the moon

P Austen said...

This is a new era for you Sue and I like what I am seeing. Hugs P Austen from Stockton

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I fell in love with this when I saw it at ally pally sue x a beautiful card and stunning die x hope your feeling better x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CarolAnn said...

CarolAnn from Rayleigh Essex would love to win this die

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A truly lovely start to your April Launch! It's beautiful.
There are so many lovely surprises around the corner, all being well. Beautiful colours!
Izzy - so pleased the Fitbit has been found! Keep on runnin' lol!
Glad you feel a bit better Pam.
I read that Diane!!!
Love to all.
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!)

Bejay Roles said...

Wow....what a beautiful card, Sue. The pastel Co, ours you've chosen are fantastic. A great start to your new launch. I do love the stained glass die sets you've got in this collection.
Bejay xx

Birdlady said...

Hi Sue
A MUST HAVE die, the Hummingbird, as soon as I saw it advertised I pre ordered it! My Easter treat was to see it on your daily blog, CANNOT wait to try it out, I have so many ideas on how I can create cards and mixed media with this one. I can feel the need to order more from this April's launch!!
You such a talented lady :)

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue gOrgeous card and die good luck with the new launch.

Jane said...

Just love this stained glass window, love stained glass full stop. Can't wait to see what else is being launched if this is anything to go by. Love Jane The Craft Bucket x

Beverley Watson said...

Oh how different. I love this, I see glass painting stuff coming out again.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Clever die, cannot wait to see them in practice lots of love JSK FROM SURREY x x x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Have always loved stained glass windows and enjoy trying to make them. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Craft Cornucopia said...

Sue, what a beautiful concept. Just made for paper piecing and so much more.

Erica of Wye said...

Hello Sue, What a lovely die and a card which is so unlike your usual cards. It is definitely one I must have. I never stopping amazing at how you so come up with so many wonderful ideas.

Victoria Baxter said...

Hi Sue. Looking forward to the launch of the new dies and all your wonderful creations.

Janice said...

How beautiful is this die Sue, congratulations to you! It's going to be so popular as it is something completely different.
Good luck everyone.
Janice x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! A fantastic start to your new die release !!! What a stunning card and die !!! I saw your new dies on your stall at Ally Pally at the weekend and your new Stained Glass Humminng bird die was one of my ultimate favourites, so I just had to buy it from you !!! I have not yet used it as I am still making Easter Baskets. Once I have finished I can start to have a play with this die. The colours you have used on this card are beautiful. I would love to know how you made this card. All your new dies are gorgeous as always. I can't wait to see more. All my love Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Tres from Orpington x x x

Craftychris said...

What a stunner to start the release with! The colours you have used for your card are gorgeous. Craftychris Bournemouth! xxx

Diana said...

Another fab collection Sue but this one has to be my favourite, can see so many possibilities for playing with this one. Would be amazing to win it, thank you. x Diana from Dudley

Marianna Hammer said...

What a beautiful die! And beautiful card!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a truly beautiful start to the blog launch. The hummingbird is stunning and I look forward to learning how you have coloured it. A full week of gorgeous new dies and samples? I just hope I can keep up with the pace :-)

Good Luck to everyone for the draws and I hope you all have a lovely day.


Bente Sørflaten said...

What a gorgeous die, and the card looks so sweet with those soft colours!
So much looking forward to the rest of your new collection :))

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on your new launch. This one I loved as soon as I saw the card at Ally Pally. I look forward to seeing the rest of the collection.

Jayona said...

What a beautiful card, so delicate looking in those pastel colours.
Fioyne Jayona - the one and only

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a fabulous card to start showcasing your new collection and yet again something completely different. Can hardly wait to see what is coming up next. Good luck and every success with this latest launch. Hope you are feeling better Sue and can enjoy this week.

Pam hope you are feeling a bit better too, look after yourself.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Cook Cook said...

Lise(London) I keep seeing this die and would love to use it but wasn't sure how to. Seeing it in all its glory makes me want it more! Absolutely Stunning! It was so lovely seeing you at Ally Pally Xx

Lorainne from Sunny Devon said...

That is a stunning die - I would love to have that so I can be creative with different uses. I look forward to seeing your new launches and also the shows on TV.

Hope I have a chance of winning the Hummingbird.

Lorainne from Sunny Devon.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue.
Gr Karin

Sue Morgan said...

Absolutely beautiful as usual...I love all the dies you release...wish I could afford to buy them all!


A terrific start. Beautiful x

Crafti Witch said...

Beautiful dies make beautiful cards and your are brilliant!

Love this one to bits Sue!

Thank you.

Jan 23 said...

I have this one of the stained glass dies on pre order. Really looking forward to getting it. Loads of lovely dies again. Thanks for the inspiration

Linda Hammond said...

Linda P from Hull (city of culture) beautiful dies and beautiful card

Margaret Daly said...

Margaret Daly from the fabulous City of Glasgow: There's something about stained glass that I find so inspiring and thought-provoking. To be able to create that on a card with this beautiful die just blows my mind!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful start to the new collection, the stained glass look is lovely, can't wait to see your demos of this one - gorgeous!
Muriel x

Oksana said...

Beautiful die and love how you have used it!x

Anonymous said...

This card is so beautiful and the colors are excited to see the new products.

Jan D., FL, USA

lorraine eastwood said...

Good morning lovely SUE and her CRAFTY CREW!

What an appropriate start to your Spring blog launch, the stained glass dies are my absolute favourites out of the new collection and there is some stiff competition believe me!
This sample is beautiful in its simplicity with the soft colours accentuating the gorgeous hummingbird....did you colour vellum with alcohol pens to achieve this pastel effect to the colouring? Can't wait for it to have its day on the blog to shine in its own right.
I am so super excited by this launch, there are some fabulous dies to come and i cannot wait....I'm ashamed to admit that I slept like a baby last night and most certainly wasn't up at 7am to peruse the blog. This however, doesn't mean that I don't share Yvonne's exhuberance, but simply put i am not a morning person and there is nothing short of a visit to see you at Ally Pally that will get me out of bed before 9am:-)
Congrats on a tremendous start to your new launch Sue, I love you:-)

Crafty hugs


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, this just looks like stained glass. I love that die but cannot for the life of me figure out how you've got the shading so perfect!
All of your new collection is beautiful, can't wait to see how you've used it.
Hugs, Rose

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. Hope you had a great Ally Pally. This die is really beautiful. Such a clever idea. Hugs Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Anonymous said...

Love these new die - Sandie

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
"WOW" What A Truly Tremendous Start To Your "New April Collection"
I Love This "Stained Glass Collection" As You Have Already Mentioned So Very
Many Ways They Can Be Used, I'd Use Different Coloured Glitters The "Humming Bird"
Would Look Just Stupendous.
Sue, Thank You For Your Extreme Kindness You Have A Huge Heart
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Lots Of Love Plus Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Cathie Weary said...

What a wonderful way to start off the launch. Love this die and it is so unusual. Will be a favourite for sure.

Fiona McNeil said...

What a beautiful die you have on offer just when you think that dies can't get any better you surpass yourself once again fingers crossed for everyone

FIONARFC from BARMULLOCH in sunny Glasgow 😎😎😎😎😎xxx

Kim Dibben said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx I've been "dieing" to see your new stained glass dies and they were definitely worth the wait xx love Kim D in Surrey

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A stained glass beauty, love it, it's so unusual. Thank you for being so generous.

Tooth fairy Jo. Xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow...something really a bit different!.....beautiful!
Sam Thapa

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Stunning. I love this die and your beautiful colours. I shall definitely have to have all the Stained Glass Collection. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi sue, lovely design, I really love stained glass. the brighter the better. Arlyn

Emily said...

Very pretty die, Sue. Love hummingbirds.
Hugs, emily65

Mavis L said...

Hi Sue. Yet another beautiful card, Love the colours and the hummingbirds.
Love o win Mavis L x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card love this technique cant wait to have a go. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Jaye said...

Just gorgeous. And so unusual. Love the colours.

sandy acland said...

Stunningly beautiful. I wondered how these would look, and are now on my wish list:0)

Sandy (tort)

Maria Illsley said...

An absolute stunner I saw these at ally pally and they are a must xx

KJ said...

Oh this is just beautiful!!! I have a real love of stained glass & this die is simply perfect! Congrats on the new line, I can't wait to see the rest. Thanks for the chance to win & best of luck to all! KayJay:) xx

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sued99 said...

What a fantastic way to start your new collection. X

Debi Psychotart said...

I looked at the die when it was released and thought yes its nice, but didn't see the need to buy it, but this card wow, now I need this die!

Littlelamb said...

This is beautiful Sue. Love the colours. It's amazing how different these dies look when made into a card. Thank you.

Catwoman - Amersham, Bucks said...

I just love the stained glass effect and with the humming bird this is a must have!!
Congrats, Sue!! said...

What a fun idea for a new set of dies! Beautiful!

Sandra Kent said...

Just got on my tablet, what a loverly surprise to view your new designs. They are both gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the others later today. Kind regards Sandra Annalise 18

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Sue, a year ago I didn't even know about Creative Expressions and your dies. Then I was on two different design teams where the stores sold your dies and I have come to absolutely love your style of dies. Even though I'm not on these DT's anymore, I am still using your dies every day as my style of card making has changed to fit the style of your dies. My cards are a lot less intricate and more CAS than your's but your dies still look lovely on a CAS card.
I would give this die a new home and give it the attention it deserves. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful creation of your's.

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing launch!! This new Hummingbird Stained Glass die is a so clever idea!! Love, love this style!! The bird and the flowers look amazing!! And your card has so sweet colours, such a delight!!

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BecaABC said...

BecaABC wow such a lovely card. Really injpy your blog and you videos.
thanks for all you do.

Noreen King said...

Loving the concept. Nornor King in London

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