Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Glittered Offset Card

Hi bloggers!  When you are using your square die sets you can get more mileage out of them by offsetting them in a diamond orientation.  If you add some beautiful glitter then you will have a real statement card your recipient will love!

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue.. Sentiment right back at you Sue and all bloggers. Love the flower arrangement and stick pins.
I'm so glad that many of you took the time to look at Seaham, Frances I wish I had seen the tv show that featured it. On a recent anniversary some of the forces personnel carried rocks up from the beach and laid them in a design around Tommy. They coloured them red and black like poppies to celebrate the battle of Ypres in Flanders. It was magnificent. It is a much loved memorial.
Elaine, I'm sorry for you watching John deteriorate this way. I hope they can do something to help him. Mind I have left my keys in my door a few times and the twins bring them in when they come in with that "Grandma" look on their faces. Hooe Andrew does well during his week at the caravan. It will do him good. What a cheek of the Council. Let them provide your walker if they can't alter the doorway, which I don't believe fir a second. Thst letter should be given to your MP, with all the ruckus about Council property safety, it needs looking at.
Went to see GP yesterday, she suggested going back into hospital but I don't want to. She has given me more meds, blood test taken and 3 week sick note fir work. I got a text yesterday from the manager dealing with it as my manager is on leave, saying she will ring me today. Aargh.
Happy day to all, hugs for our missing and poorly friends. Hope everyone is okay.

Pat said...

Morning Sue
It is great the way you make us think of the different ways to use your dies. Love this card
Pat x

Nancy Soetaert said...

Great idea, lovely card!

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, a pretty flower and lovely stickpins.
Take care all.Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a stunning creation, love the embellishments and the glitter. Great idea to change the orientation, gives a totally different look to the card. Great video too. Have a good day all. Bx

Geordie Jan said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, and fab video loving the glitter x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and good way to use the square dies.

Barbara V

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue.
Simply Gorgeous.
Jan x

hollyberry said...

Love this card.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, thanks for the reminder to look at using our dies in alternate orientations, and of course I love anything with glitter!
Pam,your bosses should not be texting or calling you. You have provided a doctor's certificate and they do not have a right to discuss or challenge it in any way. We were told that if someone was ill then even if you phone to say that you wish them well then it can be classed as harrassment. You need to get your daughter and union on the case and concentrate on yourself without worry. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue, beautiful. Love the glitter. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue, beautiful. Love the glitter. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

JAO said...

Fab card Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a gorgeous card today and the sentiment says it all - I know who I would give this card too.

Pam I reiterate all you have said. Sorry for getting Tommy wrong yesterday, it must have been the picture on the screen who made me think he was a fisherman instead of a soldier - I would love to visit there at some stage. Don't you let this other Manager get to you when she rings today, and try not to worry about it, yes I know it is easier said than done, also do as CraftSueToo suggested and get your daughter to intervene - they are very naughty. Special hugs to you xx

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

TDQ Karen said...

I am using glitter much more these days, so love the card today with all that lively golden sparkle xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for another great video tutorial. I love the opulence of today's card, very elegant.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, very classy & elegant.


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another of your WOW cards. It's great to be able to use your dies in so many different ways. It's lovely to see your stunning stick pins. Another great card for the guys if you took away the embellishments . Thanks for another great video.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love today's card and colour combo Very pretty Sue
Pam don't be drawn in by this substitute manager your not well and doctor has signed you off work. End off
I hope you feel better soon
Hugs to all that may need one
Take care have a wonderful day
Theresa G xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful Card this morning will watch the video later..... just having my hair coloured at the moment. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card
B xx

June Horrocks said...

I love this sue the square die and lovely flower with the pin so pretty xxxxxxxxx
Love always June xxxx

BenteS said...

Beautiful design on this one :))
Thanks for the video!

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, it is very special.

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this card and I really need to watch the Video to see how you glittered !
It looks like Glitter card from the picture!
Pam I agree with all the comments about your employers!
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Such an elegant card, I love the card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card!
Doreen R

Owlish said...

I like the concept of this card it's very elegant and I like to try this using burgundy and light blue

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Back at you with the sentiment! Beautiful card! I love that glitter it looks like it's going to be on my 'I need' list lol! The stick pins are gorgeous and so us the flower. The video breaks it down into easy steps thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, it's fabulous! Thanks for the tip!!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this die set and the glitter makes all that intricate detail really pop...gorgeous!


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving the layers , dies , texture and pins , a really beautiful card .

Rosemary , what a hoot ,i hope the dogs get on better eventually .

Pam ,eeeks i hope your under manager is not going to keep harassing you , you have a Dr certificate and that should be enough.I hope you have a better day today hun.
Andrew was not too good last night ,it is day 5 today after treatment so hopefully he will feel better .
i took it upon myself to ask about the lady moving into the flat next door to me , yes she does need a motorised wheel chair to get about but her daughter is going to live with her so will be there to help her get in and out of the door .Also i was told if they were to alter the door it is far too expensive not only that every flat owner would have to have a different fob key and those are not cheap ,i was offered another flat in the new area again yesterday but they are ,small and only have a little window , i suffer with sad and could not see myself being comfy living over there. When i get time i will go to the village we have an information centre where they help and advise .I will echo you again Pam thank you ,
Sending hugs to all , poorly and missing friends .
Elaine H X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning everyone,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful flowers & stick pins. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very striking card and I love the colours you have chosen. Looking forward to watching the video later to see how you achieved this. Sending best wishes

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card - love a bit of sparkle xx

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card today .Sue. Great to see what cab be achieved with basically just one set of your dies. Such good value for money when you can get so many looks from it. Thank you for the inspiration, think there could be a gun on the gold glitter! Lol!

Suemac said...

A lovely card again today

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today, I have made a card using this technique Sue has and they do look stunning I love the contrast colours to this one a real eye catcher.

Pam don't answer your phone and get your Daughter and Union involved they are not allowed to harass you when your ill and you certainly don't need the stress either, sending love and big healing hugs to you xxx

Love and healing hugs to all that need them today

Have a good day all


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very elegant card today so versatile this design.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow....this has the real wow factor and is one of my favourites from all your beautiful posts....The whole concept is a real eye catcher and very elegant. I

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card, I have this die and love it

Excellent tutorial too

June x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card today, love the way you can gat a totally different look just by changing the orientation of the die.

Pam. Your work should not be bothering you, you have a sick note and they have to respect that. Don't let them upset you, you need to concentrate on getting better. X X

Love Rosemarie X X

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and My Fellow Followers Of Sue,

This card looks like the world wasn't complete until it came into being. It's more than classic, it's inevitable. Like it would have to take a step down just to let itself be described by words. A superlative card.

Pam, you did a great job selling Seaham. I saw the WWI soldier and I could picture him surrounded by painted rocks. We have a couple of Lickety Splits ice cream places around here, too. But what I found most interesting is that Seaham is awash in sea glass. Wow! There's a beach like that in California, but it's against the law to take any.
The eclipse was kind of disappointing in my state, which saw the moon blocking only 63 percent of the sun. My sister was in totality in Tennessee. She said it was like sunset, and crickets started chirping, then sunrise two minutes later. In ours, you wouldn't even have known there was one, except for hundreds of people standing outside the Rhode Island Convention Center, looking up. There's a sensory symposium going on there this week, and they took a recess so everybody could view the eclipse. One lady from St. Louis let me look through her eclipse glasses. She missed totality at home to come to this symposium! Oh well, in 2024, we'll be closer to totality, with 90.1 percent of the sun covered. One area south of St. Louis that was in totality on Monday will also be in totality in 2024. The two paths make a big X, and that area is right at the hinge.
May everyone have the best Tuesday possible.

doreenj said...

Lovely card again today.

As the others have said, Pam, don't get harassed
by your manager!!!!

Doreen x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, I just love these style of cards complete with bows and stick pins that you show us. Thank you. Hugs xx P Austen

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card Sue. I almost always cut two square and place the top one in as a diamond. I do not have this die but I have the New York and the Wellington (my favourite and most used die) and they all go well with this kind of design.

Hugs Helen xxx

crewe Trish said...

hello Sue
Donita your description of Sue's latest creation is perfect so I will just echo your sentiments if you don't mind.
I am sorry the eclipse was a disappointment hopefully 2024 will be better. Elaine moving house sounds so drastic there must be a solution that doesn't have to involve that, I hope Andrew is feeling better today. Rosemary special hugs. Pam you don't need this work hassle can your daughter be there to answer the phone for you. Take care everyone.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Stunning card this morning. I love the finishing touches with the flowers and hat pins. I will be watching the video in a little while.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A pretty card. I love glitter.
Evis M.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for a great video showing how to make this wonderful card, love everything about it and I'm so glad I have the Indonesian back ground. Thank you for everything you do and I see we are in for a treat today as your new release becomes available to preorder.

Pam sorry to hear that work are pestering you while you are ill, you really don't need that.. Elaine you have enough on your plate without suggestions of moving to another flat. Sending extra hugs to all our poorly and missing friends

Love and hugs everyone

Stella Munn said...

Lovely card Sue. Thanks. All things glitter are my favourite!!!! Xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, looking forward to watching
the demo later.
Rosemary xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous frame, rotated square dies and flora spray with stick pins. Thanks for your video.

dizy said...

Gorgeous card xx

craftynanna said...

Beautiful lovely card will watch the video later as a treat, what have I just read you have a new release coming out, ooohhhhh lovely, hugs to all johanna

Laura O said...

great card ,so beautiful and a great use of colour ,Laura O

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card today!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Theresa said...

yes stunning and elegant card. hugs xx

ursula said...

This is just such a stunning card Sue, as you say, suitable for many occasions....the gold glitter on the black just finishes it off, giving it a real polished finish....many thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a delightful card and informative video thank you. I like turning squares into diamonds too and I love the CE polished silk glitter it is so fine. If you do indeed have a new release coming out I am going to have to lock myself away in a darkened room until it is all over!

Pam - I can understand you not wanting to go back into hospital until absolutely necessary but please take care of yourself and I echo what others have said about the manager 'phoning you at home, it is just not good enough. I can visualise Tommy being surrounded by the red and black stones, what a lovely thing to do.
Elaine - I am so sorry for all that your family is going through, I hope you can get some help from the information centre.
Donita - sorry the eclipse didn't quite live up to expectations for you. I watched it on the BBC and it was quite something.


Val Jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the glitter and the pretty adornments.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card Sue, l love this style.

Unknown said...

This is a lovely design, I might just have to borrow it


Jaye said...

Just beautiful. Must watch the video when I have more time.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning! Thanks for the helpful video.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card!!! Black and gold sooo striking!!!

Kate's Cards said...

Simple but very effective!

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
As Many Of Your Wonderful Blog Ladies/Gentlemen Have Mentioned Today's Video Tutorial Plus
The Magnificent Card, Is Just "Truly Outstanding Superior" In Everyway, Thank You So Much For Sharing
I Watched This Video Tutorial On YouTube Recently, I Hope You Don't Mind I Used Parts Of Your Fantastic Card For
My Husband's Wedding Anniversary Card, But Obviously I Didn't Put A Flower On.
I Used Gilding Flakes Instead Of The Golden Sand Silk Glitter, I'm Saving That To Use On My Christmas Cards
Even Though I Say It Myself My Husband's Card Came Out Very Well.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Clear Stamp Set Amazing Sentiments" (You Chose "You Are So Special" How True That Is)
"Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad"
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black/Antique Gold Pearl Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Golden Sand Silk Glitter"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Double Sided Sticky Adhesive Sheet"
"Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Pearls"
"Creative Expression Black Satin Ribbon"
"Tulle From Stash"
"Gold Pen From Stash"
"Stick Pins You'd Made Yourself"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Sweet Williams Cutting Dies" From The Finishing Touches Collection
"Sue Wilson's Indonesian Background Cutting Die" From The Indonesian Collection
"Sue Wilson's Pierced Flags Cutting Dies" From The Frames/Tags Collection
Sue, Thank You For Your Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You
I've Just Had A Quick Peek At The New Collection, Well My Wonderful Friend You've done It Once Again
You've Surpassed Yourself By Creating The Most Luxurious Cutting Dies Plus
An Exceptional Array Of Stamps To Match Your Dies (Which I Love To Have Stamps To Match Cutting Dies)
The New Frames/Tags Collection Are Phenomenal
Plus Those Extremely Beautiful Hexagon Classic/Accented Cutting Dies.
I'm Extremely Thrilled Even Though I'll Never Have Any Spare Cash Lol!!!!
I'm So Looking Forward To Seeing Your Collection Of Cards/Video Tutorial's
Your Creative Juice's Have Definitely Been Flowing, As Always.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a great card and another one we can use for or male friends. Great video as usual.

hettygarlick said...

That's very beautiful.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful I love these colours

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for more tips on how to use our dies - always good to think of new things.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone well Sue I must apologize, I was so concerned for fellow Wilsonetts that yesterday O forgot to comment on your card ! It was a fun card loved the way you made the table/ shelf and cloth.
Today's card love the dies flowers and hat pins but there I go again not liking the black sorry.
Pam craftysue2 is absolutely right you now need to get your daughter to sort work out and they are not allowed to phone you or contact you. If they do write down day time and notes of conversation. I hope you can try to relax and that you feel a bit better today. Sending love and hugs.
Elaine as my mother would have said " what the Dickens are the council doing " Can you contact your local councillor and MP it's just not good enough. I wish I lived nearer to help you and Pam sending love and hugs to you all.
Crewe Trish love and hugs to you as always.
Donita so sorry the eclipse did not eclipse for you if that makes sense!
Sending love e and hugs and to all my fellow Wilsonetts xxxxxxxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL ELEGANT. Loving the die/design/arrangement, flowers and STICK PINS. This is an absolute stunner and never mind "one for the males", they would have to get past me first! This is classy and definitely one for the females of the species!
Hugs, Rose

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue, very elegant
Marion S x

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

Watson elegant card, I just love it when you get us to look at our dies in different ways, you really have a great talent when it comes to card making.
Thank you again for the inspiration, haven't watched video yet - but I will do soon, had a busy day been out most of the day I am just enjoying a cuppa with my feet up and I might just have a little snooze.

Hugs Brenda xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a simple card to do but the result is just so elegant.


Brenda said...

Sorry Sue - that should read WHAT AN ELEGANT CARD. Predictive text strikes again ha ha. LOL

lritchie said...

Simply beautfiul

Lori from Canada

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunning card and awesome video Sue, just thinking how many dies I have that you could alter by doing what you have shown us today. Mind boggling and fantastic, thanks for sharing, have a great rest of day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. X

Janet in Menston said...

Really gorgeous card, love the glitter & colours

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Fab card simply stunning x

Narrowboat girl said...

Love this card, it is so stylish & elegant. I have these dies so will def be giving thus a go at the weekend

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Have just seen the new dies and there are quite a few I need especially the cute ones!!!!!

liz spooner said...

Very elegant card today love the colours.xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is stunning and very elegant, i lov this in the black and gold
with the added sparkle.
I am sure i have this die so will definately have to make this beauty.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design and the dies are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card Sue. I really love it.
Pam, just mention that you feel harassed with all the work palaver. Worked for me because it got my managers really worried that I'd take it further.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Tressa said...

What an elegant card. I like the use of a single die set to produce this.


barbara macaskill said...

Love the flower and pins embellishment! Very pretty yet could easily be a masculine card because of the color palette! Lovely! TFS!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I love the polished glitter. It's good to see the stick pins and tuille making an appearance, they look so sophisticated. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, I hope your daughter managed to stop the phonecall from your work. Sending hugs xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow gorgeous

ahappycrafter50 said...

Very elegant. Lovely colours.

Littlelamb said...

A gorgeous card Sue and an excellent tutorial. I haven't got any silk glitter so will look for some at Ally Pally. Am looking forward to that. Thank you for sharing this. Sorry to hear you are being harassed Pam. Do they not listen to what is said to them that for anything to go through your daughter. She must get to them again. Take care and just don't answer the phone. Echoing all you have said today and hugs to all who need them.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for this beautiful and elegant card and also for the great video and the tips you shared with us. Each and every time when I watch your videos not only I learn something new, but also, I asked myself why I didn’t think about it before. I know why, because I don’t have your creativity level, experience, passion … as Donita said a few days ago you really found your calling. Not everybody can say this about themselves. For sure you enjoy every minute of what are you doing because I’ve just had a quick peek at the new collection … remarkable beautiful! Out of curiosity: do you ever eat, sleep, rest? I don’t think so. I am still recovering (including financial) after your last launch and you already have ready a whole new collection!!! I have to play lotto more often and more responsible, otherwise I won’t be able to buy all your dies and stamps ever. I cannot wait for the launch! I can predict that it will be a huge success!

Sam – Thank you for the tip and I reiterate all you have said about Sue’s new collection. You described it perfectly.
Pam - I agree with CraftySuetoo you should let your daughter to deal with your managers. Your job is to get better. You don’t need more stress. Take care.
Elaine – They always offer what it is easy for them to do, or the cheapest solution. It doesn’t mean that you have to accept it if you don’t feel comfortable. Hope somebody from the information center will be willing to help you. Also, hope Andrew had a better day.

Hugs to all that may need one and to those who would like one.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card, love the colour, the background and the dies.
Di B. x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, but haven't managed to watch video yet though. Xx

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card! Love that square frame. So pretty.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. It is so elegant. Lovely to see the return of the stickpin which is one of my favourite Sue trademarks x
Well I have been missing for quite some time because I have turned into a nocturnal insomniac! My sleep pattern is so screwed up at the moment. I am not getting much sleep at all but the few hours I am managing to achieve are during the day as opposed to during the hours of darkness. I have been completely overwhelmed by the usual fatigue and fybromyalgia which has rendered me worse than useless.
I managed to get a couple of hours sleep early evening and I am feeling slightly less like a zombie than I have done for a while so here I am x
Pam - Laine had told me that you had been poorly and ended up in hospital - you don't do things by halves do you? I would say I can't believe that work have been pestering you but I am not surprised at all! Let your daughter give them a talking to. Hang in there my friend. Hugs x
Elaine - I had hoped that the 'issues' would have been sorted in the time I have not been here but sounds like your patience is really being put to the test. I hope you manage to get some helpful information. Hope Andrew and Helen have a lovely time at the caravan. Let's keep everything crossed that Johns appointment will give you both something to make life a little easier. Try to stay positive if you can. Hugs x
Donita - I saw the eclipse on TV and it really did look spectacular. Sorry it was so underwhelming. Never mind - Sue has a new launch soon - that will make up for the disappointment and anti climax of the eclipse x
Well I am hoping that I will be back to commenting daily. I will finish by seeing happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the floral piece on this card. It is such a gorgeous card!

DeCor said...

Great video today Sue and thank you for it. Love your card today absolutely gorgeous!

Annie Stamps said...

Love the card Sue. Your stick pins always look gorgeous. I'm going to try and look at the posts I've missed over the past couple of weeks. My doctor changed my medication and it's taking a while to get used to them.

Annie P

Marie said...

Good morning all. I love everything about this card, it is absolutely stunning.
I'm still a relative newbie to blogging and also to card making I guess and when I was a complete novice I purchased so much glitter on e--bay that I have a boxfull and don't know one from the other. Most of them are not labelled so do you think I should dump them?
I was having a bad day on Monday as it was the 14th anniversary of my Son's death. He was 44 at the time. Then in the afternoon my house sold (subject to contract) I don't want to bore you with the details.well, I'd like to, but I wont.
Pam, do please put yourself first for a while or you are going to be more sick than ever.

Hugs to all.