Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Extended Background Card

Hi crafters!   Today's video shows you how to extend a background and it also uses the 3D Window/Door as a background, showing it's wonderful versatility!

The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Oh this card is gorgeous Sue, lovely. Julia's show last night was great. I love to watch her demo your beautiful dies. She did make me laugh with Alex and the card colours.
Jan D thanks for your tip, think your sticky was similar to what Julia used.
Elaine, hope Andrew and Helen have recovered now. You made me laugh about John, sure proof that his cataracts are bad enough to have his eyes done, you should tell them that one.
Maureen, George is a treasure, you just use this time to get yourself fit again.
Yvonne, you are really struggling at the moment Hun, lots of hugs to boost you up.
Pat, the waiting to find out what the hospital will do is always the worst, I hope that your husband is comfortable, good that he us pain free, how are you coping, please take care.
Well, sorry but nothing to report, nothing was said at work yesterday, they seem to have adopted an ostrich stance, head in the sand, hope it goes away, they are starting to aggravate me now . If nothing is said today I will speak to the union again.
Laine, where are you, missing you.
Hugs to all, special ones for poorly and missing friends, extra ones for their carers too.

hollyberry said...

Elegant card.

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
It looks like another beautiful day today.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Chris said...

A lovely card, but as usual I will have to watch your video later. Always something to look forward too.
Chris xx

Unknown said...

Wonderful card today Sue! Lovely card design and fab use of the window die. I do love those tiny flowers :). Debra x

Karen Drew said...

So beautiful and elegant
Karen xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...


Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Great video for a lovely card, the mocha colours really stand out and give it a modern look, plenty of glitter too -always a plus !!
Your little flowers look so good, just a little special touch, have a plastic bag with some of the little flowers from the delicate garden frame so now have an idea of how to use them too
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous and look forward to watching your inspirational tutorial. Feeling shocked as terrorists have struck and killed 19 injured 59 half an hour from where we live. Unfortunately we've been saying it's just a matter of time before they struck Manchester and they have. A concert venue full of children !!! How could they ???
Love n hugs xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning card today will watch the video later if I can get onto my hubby's laptop.

Oh Pam I do hope things get settled soon, this waiting is awful.

I reiterate everything that Pam has said above.

I would just like to offer my sincere condolences to the families of everyone who were killed or injured in Manchester last night. These people responsible are pure evil.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

That was fun! It must look stunning in person. I haven't taken the plunge into the Noble sets yet. Hard to decide which to get first, and they cost so much!

That trick with the panes of the window and door die is so helpful. Thank you again, Sue, for being so generous with your ideas.

Elaine, I really liked the story about your husband opening the oven door to put clothes in.

I'm hoping to catch a little of Julia on Hochanda online.


Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, a typical Sue "Work of Art" love it, it's stunning.
Pam I hope you hear something to your advantage today.
As always I am echoing your great summary.
Have a good day everyone.
Patricia xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card but I'll save the video for later when it's peaceful.
Echoing Pam's comments again. Stunned at the events in Manchester last night, my thoughts are with everyone affected. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

JAO said...

Great card Sue. This morning my thoughts with the people of Manchester.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A stunning card Sue I'll wAtch the video later when I have more me time xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card and brilliant use of the lovely dies.


Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the butterflies!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I love how versatile your dies are. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty card, a little more plain than I usually expect from your style x

Marion Scott said...

Great card and video Sue.
Today my thoughts are with the people of Manchester and all who have lost their lives or who have been injured and to their families and friends after the dreadful terrorist attack last night.
Marion S x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and brilliant way to extend the dies, I love the versatility of all your dies! Once again I enjoyed your video thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, clever use of the window die for the background. Sorry to say the video's give the torn edge effect again - thankfully not enough to spoil enjoyment. Oh, our new PC!! Thank you, as ever, for the inspiration.
Echoing Pam again.
Horrified by Manchester attack, so awful. Despairing.

'P' in Wales

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous those dies are amazing. I will be watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, running late so will watch the video after work.


Chris Curry said...

A very smart and elegant card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This card is right up my street, its gorgeous. The background is beautiful and is another favourite. The tiny flowers and butterflies are stunning. Thanks for another fab video. I cant stop thinking about those poor people in Manchester. All them young girls at a pop concert its horrible. There lives will never be the same again. My thoughts are with them all.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

stitchingranny said...

This looks very pretty, I will need to watch how you do it later.

Hugs Helen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very stylish card again and I will watch your video later. Such dreadful news to wake up to this morning and my heart goes out to all the families who have been affected by this atrocious and evil attack.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a really nice card today. Will watch the video later with a cup of coffee. I am absolutely shocked and angry about the terrible attack in Manchester. What a truly horrible world for my grandchildren to grow up in, I really saddens me.

Love Rosemarie X X

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today, will make a cuppa and watch video after I drop Granddaughter to school this morning.

Pam that is awful I do hope they let you know today and stop all this worrying for you will be thinking of you xx

My thoughts and prayers to all who where hurt and to all the families of the ones who didnt survive at Manchester what a terrible shock to wake up to.

Healing hugs to all that are poorly lonely carers and all that need them
Have a good day

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really elegant card, love the combination of dies. My thoughts are with everyone affected by the atrocity in Manchester. Stay safe everyone. Bx

alimecca said...

Another gorgeous card and just about to sit and watch the video with my coffee and porridge.
Can't believe what has happened in Manchester. How can people be so evil? My thoughts and prayers are with those who are injured and to the families and friends of those who have brutally lost their lives.. a very sad day.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all beautiful card and I will watch the video later. My thoughts are with the people of Manchester , scary when it happens at home.... Wendy

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a lovely card and the video was great to see. Can't believe how you completely changed the shape of the cuts. You surely are a clever lady.
Condolences to all the familys who were affected by last night's attack in Manchester. Regards Ann Toppcards.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue such an elegant card thanks for sharing.
Catherine V94 xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Classy card. Will watch video later.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card and how clever to extend the dies, so we own more dies than we thought we did! Happy days!
Heather R Oxfordshire

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & the combination of dies used. Yvonne xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today and a great video. Who would have thought there was a door die in there!! Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, I hope you get some answers today xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Will watch the video later.
B xx

Anne said...

A beautiful card this morning, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a clever card, love how you've put it together - as Eric would say "you can't see the join"...

Pam - they weren't expecting you to bite back!...

Haven't seen the news yet, sounds awful...


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Extending dies is such a great idea. I have reduced them in size quite often but I must now try this technique after watching your great video.
Lovely. card thus morning.
Lesley S x

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Everything fits so well together. Like the colour choice.


Unknown said...

What a stunning card sue it's beautiful the dies and colours are so lovely thank you
Love always June horrocksxxxx
Prayersthis morning for all the people killed and injured in my home town xxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card . love Jean Z xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card loving the butterflies, i will watch the video later.

Pam Yes you must speak to your Union if nothing is said today , by them saying nothing they are hoping that you are going to worry about it more , i will echo all your summery again today.

My heart goes out to everyone caught up in the terrible tragedy in Manchester last night , what cowards these evil people are to do this .

Hugs to all
Elaine H X

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely card and I think maybe a useful Video when I look!
Enjoyed watching Julia last night!
Horrified by Manchester attack, so awful, these are such wicked people!
Love Marg

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

A stunning card and a well informative video. Good ideas to keep us thinking outside the box with the added door frame a bonus thought.

Our weekly walks have started again with Rosie and myself making a visit to Steart
Marshes, a WWT operated site only a 15 minute drive away for us. A blazing hot sun and a gentle warm breeze to cool us down as we wandered around for over 2 hours just observing the wildlife and admiring the flora. Bull rushes are now shedding their woolly winter jackets to reveal their gorgeous chocolate brown spears. All manner of wild flowers are showing off their delightful colours, some muted like the Vetch and the brilliant vibrant yellow of Buttercups. Reeds and grasses abound everywhere and I do like the living willow windbreak fences planted last year that are just springing into life. The Marshes are well visited by many walkers, cyclists and bird watchers. Paths are signposted for each category with some not accessible when the nesting season is in full flood. Dogs are welcome too with one difference, NO poo bins. Each owner is expected to take their doggy doo bags home with them, a great idea I think as the cost to the WWT would be enormous otherwise to empty the bins and the disposal of the contents.

Healing prayers and gentle hugs for our poorly friends and their families.
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love the butterflies and will catch up with the video later, off to see Julia's morning show.
Thanks for sharing,

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue x

ethansnanna said...

What a lovely card, will watch the video later,
as we are off to Springfields Garden Centre,

Doreen x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful card, it's amazing how you've created your dies to mix/match/compliment one another!

Another excellent video tutorial too

June x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That is lovely

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Yet another elegant card will watch the video later

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, will watch the video later.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card will watch the video later.


Annx without an "e"

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx definitely need to try this xx love Kim D

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I adore black and white cards and this is so gorgeous, thank you for the great video its very much appreciated

Such shocking news this morning, my thoughts are with everyone caught up in this terrible attack in Manchester

No surgery today for my poor husband, keeping fingers and toes crossed it will be soon

Love and hugs to everyone

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, a very different use of a die, great inspiration.
Off to watch and learn.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great card, love the way you have extended the background and covered the join with butterflies.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card on this very dark day for Manchester. Condolences to everyone who has been touched by this tragedy. Unfortunately there some very evil people in our world.
Doreen R

Rosemary Stickland said...

A very stylish card, could be used for so many
different occasions.
Rosemary xx

ursula said...

Sue I think this card is just amazing, your creations just amaze me...your are always my first port of call for inspiration, because I know you will have something suitable for me, even if it does mean a few adaptions...thanks a million once again....luv Ursula xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, an elegant card. Lovely in the white with black. I love the butterflies.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely card and I will watch the video later.
Have been rather overtaken by the shocking news from Manchester!
Yes - I am speechless today!
Thoughts and prayers with all those involved and sincere thanks to our wonderful Police and Emergency Services!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A very elegant card, and great video. I must do this extended background die, you really are generous with sharing all your knowledge.
Hugs, Rose

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely CAS type card today using the dies in ways I would never have thought of. That is why 'You're Wonderful'.

Really upset about today's news that I heard in the wee small hours. My thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Manchester especially those caught up in the atrocity and of course our wonderful emergency services.


Disco Queen said...

Such an elegant card Sue. Love this technique.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Your blog is like a breath of fresh air each day I love todays card can't find anything I would change.Such a terrible day today such a cowardly senseless attack so will just send extra special hugs to everyone.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, your card is beautiful today,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Can I just say,
My heart goes out to all the children kill in last nights concert, Manchester is in mornin today as all the people who got hurt, my heart goes out to you and your parents at this sad time
we are all praying for them, ,God bless to all, love Julie xxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful and elegant card. Love the way you have extended the background; another new technique for me. Thanks for the great video and for the inspiration.

My heart breaks for this world. What a terrible and non sense tragedy in Manchester last night! Sending thoughts & prayers to the victims and their families.

May peace be with us all.
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Such a beautiful card today, love the butterflies and colours. My heart goes out to all those affected by last night's terrible attack in Manchester. Xxxxxxxxxxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I look forward to watching the video later.
Thinking and praying for the victims, their families and the injured in last night's horror attack.
love and peace to all.
Maureen xx

Hazel said...

Sue. A beautiful and elegant card. Just love the design.

I heart goes out to the victims and their families. Thank goodness our emergency services are well coordinated and worked together last night. We moan at our NHS yet all the stops were pulled out last night.

Glenharon said...

Good afternoon Sue and the crafty Wilsonettes,
I like the white and black monochrome look of this card Sue as for me there is not too much black in it, but just the right amount for contrast. I love the wee butterflies on it as it just adds that bit of something that was missing. THank you Sue for a lovely card but such a shame is an accurate colour for the carnage and murders that have taken place last night. Bairns out enjoying what the world has to offer them, who should have a whole lifetime of wonderful such experiences ahead of them, but for the callousness and heartless of mainiacs. Heartfelt prayers go out to all that has been affected and caught up in this attrocity.
Sending hugs to all that need, want or could just do with them especially today,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Val Jones said...

Very unusual Sue. I love it.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
A elegant card Sue and it always something special with black and white.
Thank you also for the last few days work on show, they have all been very
nice. Congrats to the comment winners.

Sending well wishes and hugs to you all,
Maria x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have just watched the video and actually it is easier to achieve the result than I thought it was going to be. This would actually give extra life to lots of other dies. Thanks for sharing.


Pawprintx4 said...

I woke to the horrible news this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with the Manchester families. So sad that there are people in the world who do such atrocities.
Stephanie K

barbara macaskill said...

Very simple yet simply beautiful! TFS!

P Austen said...

Such a lovely card today but will watch the video later when time allows. I must try using your extension technique with some of my other dies too. Hugs xxx P Austen

Sue MacFall said...

The card looks great and yet has a simplicity about it. Thank you Sue.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card x
In shock about what happened in Manchester x
Sending everyone lots of love x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card Sue After what happened in Manchester It is difficult to think about other things

Anonymous said...

lovely tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning card for today's post. Very elegant and chic. Love it....Takes your mind off other things....

liz spooner said...

Love the card Sue, classy and elegant.x

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue, I'm intrigued as to how you have done it. Will watch video in a minute. Thank you!

My heart goes out to everyone in Manchester, especially all those caught up in the terrorist attack. Our thanks to all the emergency services & hospitals who were so quick to respond.

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
What a great way to use the window die. I have both this and the Atlantic Background dies and althouh I don't have any of the other dies you used, I am sure I can find others to help create something similar. Thanks a lot

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. A bit late coming in as we've been up the hospital all day.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card I love the way you used the dies I've been watching some of Julia's shows she's done a fantastic job demoing your stained glass dies
What awful news to wake up to this morning just shocking!
Sending caring hugs to all

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. I have just watched your video as I needed a bit of light relief from the tragic news from Manchester. Love the way you have extended the background die, very clever

sandieann21 said...

Commenting with a heavy heart, but it is a lovely card. Dedicate it to the little 8 year old girl killed last night. She sounds like she was very special. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, thanks for the videotutorial!

sued99 said...

What a lovely card. Looking forward to the video. X

Theresa said...

clever use of dies. and love the brown tones used. nice change to the black, hugs xx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a truly beautiful CAS card with a classic colour palette, perfect for demonstrating in depth...it always helps to see you in action in the flesh, instructions translate to me much more easily that way. Thanks for yet another enjoyable demo Sue, you're a star!
Feeling quite sombre today, the news from Manchester has been shocking and horrific, my heart goes out to all the victims and the families involved in this atrocity and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the emergency services for their speedy and professional response. How tragic that so many young lives have been touched by this dreadful act, what a waste of potential:-(
Sending hugs to allxxx

Love and crafty hugs


DeCor said...

Love this card today. Thanks for your great video again!

DeCor said...

Love this card today. Thanks for your great video again!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I like the clean simplicity of this Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is beautiful, i love how you extend your dies.
This is a perfect clean and simple card and i love it.
Thank you for another fab demo.

Laura O said...

great card ,love it ,Laura O

Janice K said...

A beautiful monochrome card.x

Yorkie girl said...

Late on the block again Sue Wonderful card and brill video to boot
I also want to extend my sympathy to all the families caught up in least nights atrocities
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Have this die and will have a try at this. Thank you. Thoughts and Prayers for all caught up in the tragedy in Manchester.

Suzzette Yandle said...

I love it when you cut-up your die cuts to create yet another design and/or size. You are the best clever card maker for sure. Thanks for your inspiring video. I always learn something new when I watch one of your videos.

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Unknown said...

very pretty


Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic video too. Thanks for sharing Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx