Saturday, 5 August 2017

Silhouette Moonlit Forest Card

Hi crafters!  I have a lovely silhouette card for you.  The video shows you how to expand the Birch Tree background to make a larger forest for your animals too.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card giveaway is:

Elizabeth Bennett!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

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Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, gorgeous. Very ethereal
Congratulations Eluzabeth on winning the beautiful angel card. What a treasure.
Donita, hope your foodie day goes well. Remember you can't comment if you haven't tried the food first. Have a great day.
Elaine, I'm shocked but not surprised at the Housing people's attitude. It's always money before people. I think your MP needs to be involved and maybe the local paper. I hope Mary was much improved when you saw her and that Andrew is doing well.
CreweTrish, the news is full of the terrific heatwave Lucifer, if you are in that region please take extra care and keep well out of the sun.
Alison, I too can't believe it is 8 months since your fall, where does time go. Hooe you are okay.
CraftySue, if you need to sleep do so, it is your body's way of getting over the stress you went through towards the end of your work. Take a break before you start job hunting if you can afford to.
Welcome to the blog Paul, Sue is an inspiration to us all.
Daily hugs to all, thinking of all poorly and missing friends, Laine, Norah, missing you gals.

TDQ Karen said...

Love this, would frame it I think. Congratulations to Elizabeth xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great card I love the shadows of the trees
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a lovely card.
Congratulations to Elizabeth.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I will have to get this die it is my mums favourite tree I loved your story about having these trees in your garden.Pam we are in Spain and it is in the 30s way to hot Katie and I retire to watch tv in the afternoons home tomorrow

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue, a gorgeous card and great technique - thanks. Congratulations Elizabeth xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, thank for the continued inspiration.
Congratulations Elizabeth on your win. I'll echo Pam's comments again today. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The trees are gorgeous.

Barbara V

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card you've used my favourite dies from this launch. I also have the stamp set and they add fabulous detail and bring them to life! It's great that you can extend the tree die to make it whatever size you want. I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

A dramatic card, so effective. The trees are one of my favourites. Thank you Sue. Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW I just love this card the colours are beautiful. These dies and stamps are one of my favourites from your christmas launch. I would frame this card as you cant hide it in a draw. Congratulations to Elizabeth on winning Wednesdays beautiful card. Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the colour of the background, great card Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes a really lovely card today, the video is so informative as all of yours are, thank you for sharing.

Pam I reiterate all you have said.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bennett, enjoy.

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

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

What a stunning card today really love it so going to make a cuppa and sit watch the video.

Congratulations Elizabeth on winning your card treasure it xx

Welcome to the group Paul,its a lovely friendly supportive group hope you enjoy it as much as I do xx

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need it xx

Have a good weekend whatever your doing

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all . I just love this card and thank you for doing the video. I have the birch die to make my christmas cards this year. Congratulations to Elizabeth ... Crafty hugs all round .Wendy

Debra K. said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the inked background with the sparkly moon.
Congratulations to Elizabeth on her win! Debra x

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card. Cute rabbit peeking out.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love the rabbit in the bottom corner.
Congrats to Elizabeth.
B xx

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue, thank you for the video, I will watch it later.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue.
A gorgeous card love he background and the sparkly moon.
Congratulations Elizaeth.
Catherine V94 xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I love todays card, a wonderful example of how to create a 3D image through shadowing, so clever. Thank you for the great inspiration. Congratulations to Elizabeth. X

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very striking.

Congrats to the card winner.


karenlotty said...

Terrific card and a great video I would not have thought to place colour on coloured card! Off to try that technique Now where's that blue card!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card to share with us all today and a great video full of hints and tips. Thank you for sharing. I love these trees and the effects you can get with them.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
Donita have fun at the food stalls, your taste buds are in for an adventure xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video and the resulting beautiful card, I don't have these dies but this makes me want to buy them. Congratulations to Elizabeth on winning the gorgeous Wednesday card
Echoing Pam and sending special hugs to all who need one

Love and hugs everyone

P Austen said...

Good morning Sue, missed yesterday s blog so playing catch up today; will have to watch today's video later when I can ha ve some non interrupted time . Your card with the trees and the dinky little rabbit is lovely.I haven't got your tree die but can see the potential in it for male/all Year round cards. Hugs xx P Austen

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning scene, love it

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I just love this Card the Dies are beautiful I think I NEED them!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bennett!
Love Marg

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card, those trees are stunning, making the whole card so striking. Anything with deer gets my vote! Thank you Sue.
Congratulations Elizabeth on winning that beautiful angel.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful winter card.Stunning.
Jan x

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love today's card Not watched the video yet I will loook forward to that later when other half has gone to his allotment
I wil also echo all of Pam's comments and although I did not see Paul's post I welcome him to the best blog on the block
Congratulations to the Wednesday card winner enjoy
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card you can imagine walking in the forest & coming across the deer hiding in the trees. Congratulations to Elizabeth. Yvonne xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely scene in the moonlight!...I can't wait to get my hands on thse dies and start making up my own pictures....will have to watch the video later.

Congratulations to Elizabeth...


Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to Elizabeth.

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue I love it the Vidio is brill so many tips thank you
Love always June horrocks xxx
Congrats to the winner

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fab card, love the silhouette animals against the tree background. Well done Elizabeth. Have a great day all. Bx

stitchingranny said...

I think this is a stunning card and would make a suitable card for any time of year and any gender.

Hugs Helen x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love, love, love this die set!!!
This certainly deserves to be framed!!!
I'm off to watch video!!!
Congrats to Elizabeth!!! Enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love these dies, thanks for the video.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful scene. SueL x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Fantastic card and a great video as always.
Congratulations to Elizabeth.
Marion S x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what an adorable card today Sue, love it and the video is ace. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Morning Sue

A fabulous card and great video

Congratulations to Elizabeth.... enjoy!

June x

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the silhouette of the deer against the trees x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely card ,i will watch the video later.
Well done Elizabeth enjoy your card .

A huge welcome to to the newbie/s i have been way too busy to follow all the post these last few days but will try to catch up this weekend .

Donita , enjoy your day hun. xx

Crewe Trish , keep enjoying your holiday but stay in the shade .xx

Rosemary , John only went for his ears shringed ,he has to go every 6 months. hope you are well ? .x

Pam, Mary is a star she looked really well , will be starting the treatment soon .Andrew had a really bad night on Thursday , but felt a little better yesterday afternoon he is hoping to go fishing this weekend if he is well enough. Keep crafting Pam have you made those cards yet ? After seeing Sues lovely Christmas cards i am getting the inspiration to start mine, so going to try to find more Christmas stash i know i have somewhere ?.

My nurse came yesterday , i told her about the door situation and she said if i had an accident they would have loads of paperwork to fill in and a very hefty fine . Well folks two good quiet nights , i was beginning to think she had moved out ,then i heard very light foot steps , just shows how quiet she can be eh ?.

Sending big hugs to all my besties and all who need one
Take care
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I just love this card. love Jean Z xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this die set and the card is again gorgeous in its simplicity as it is so effective...Minimal effort maximum effect....

Anne said...

What a great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the gorgeous scene you have created with this beautiful die.
The Birch Tree background is on my Wish List and although I can't even think about Christmas cards
for a couple of months yet I may have decided on the design this morning thanks to your great card!
Hope you have a great weekend, Sue, and all your followers too!
Lesley S x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, it has such a peaceful feel about it, just the trees and the deer enjoying the quiet.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, that is lovely, the more I see these dies and what you do with them the more I like them x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I do so like the mystery that the trees bring. A very nice card. Love from Jackie xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Card Characters,

Love, love, love this. Every bit of it. From the overall effect to the clever sky and shining moon. The bunny is the cherry on top!

Well done Elizabeth!

Keep cool, Crewe Trish. A few more weeks and we'll be back to winter again. BTW, Thanks for noticing.

Wish I could step into this card to cool off!

Hang in sweetie pies


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, an amazing card as someone said earlier it would look good framed.
I need to watch the video later, so much to catch up on after our holidays, I'm chasing my tail at the moment.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

SueJ said...

Lovely card, will watch the video later as I have these dies.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Once Again Sue, I'm Lost For Words Yes Me Lol!!!!!!
I've Watched Today's Extremely Tremendous Video Tutorial Quite A Number Of Times
I Love How You Created Your Perfect Background Using Distress Inks Plus Smoothie's (What Did We Do Without Them!)
I Love The Fact That There Is Fabulous Stamp Set To Match The Exceptional Forest Animals.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Pale Grey/Blue/Black Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Diamond Sprinkles"
"Creative Expression Piece Of Sticky Adhesive Sheet"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylics Glue"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Smoothie's"
"Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire/Black Soot Distress Ink Pads"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Forest Animals Cutting Dies From The Woodland Collection"
"Sue Wilson's Birch Trees Cutting Die From The Woodland Collection"
"Sue Wilson's Loop Snowflake Cutting Dies From The Festive Collection" Using The Round Circle For The Beautiful Moon"
"Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangle Cutting Dies From The Noble Collection"
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Today's Informative Video Tutorial Which You Share Lots Of Wonderful Tips/Techniques
Every Time I Watch One Of Your Exceptional Video Tutorial I'm PLeased To Say I Learn Something New.
Even If It's The Same Video Recording, Your Cards/Projects Are Always Magical/Remarkable.
I Can't Begin To Find The Correct Words To Say Just How Much I Truly Appreciate Your Exceptional Blog
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To Elizabeth Bennet For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy.
Sue, From Myself Thank You For Sharing This Weeks Wednesday Phenomenal Christmas Card On Your Blog
(Lots Of Ideas For My Christmas Cards)
Welcome To Paul To Sue's Blog Its Just The Very Best..............................

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, watched you demo it and so glad you made the video.
And those wonderful trees are SO EASY to extend, they are a joy.
Hugs, Rose

Crafty Cruiser said...

A lovely all occasion, unisex card. Congratulations to the Pride and Prejudice character. Elizabeth Bennett!
Doreen R

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Great card & video,love the deer & the rabbit in the corner,
Wi if a bit hit & miss at the moment,I am still here,!!! But at the back of the house so signal a bit weak
Hopefully I will get some mobility back next week!
Just goes to show how you take things for granted
Congratulations to card winner ,
Nice to catch up to day
Best wishes
Karen M

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very ethereal card stunning

Congratulations to Elizabeth enjoy

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Laura O' Connor said...

Ah sue stunning card. Really pretty. Laura O

Kate's Cards said...

I really love this card. xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, looking forward to watching the video.
Rosemary xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a great atmospheric card today and a great video.

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the extended background.

Annie P

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love everything about this card and am pleased to say that I made one earlier in the week using craft card, your die-cut-to-stamp technique and the starry night sky background from a previous collection. I am very pleased with the result and will be trying other styles soon. As Rose has said the trees are so easy to extend they are a joy to use.

Elizabeth B - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday Winner, enjoy your beautiful angel card.


BenteS said...

A gorgeous card.
Thanks for the video!
Congrats to the winner of this week's card giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the surprise winning your beautiful Wednesday card it will have pride of place in my craft room if only the mojo would return maybe it will be a good luck omen.
Thank you Wilsonettes for the lovely comments I know I don't say much making up for it today though thanks again for the kind wishes.
Now back to the task in hand the card and the video are beautiful cant wait for my order to arrive and my beautiful card from Sue and Creative Expressions.
Elizabeth Bennett

scrAPpamondo said...

Such wonderful scenery!! Love this background die and the deers look amazing!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssssss Sue
Gr Karin

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card,Sue, just won a deer die at my local craft shop.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Wow! Fab card.

Jean said...


Sue MacFall said...

Great card, thank you Sue. Very atmospheric and Christmasy.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card and great video. Love the birch trees.

Jan D., FL, USA

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Depending on the background these dies can produce all-year-round cards.


Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!!!!!
Love everything about it!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I have loved this card since I saw it during your release. You have captured the scene magnificently. It is so serene but majestic as well. It reminds me of of the many nights the deer and other critters would appear at the edge of the woods on my parents farm. The dies and the stamps with this release are just wonderful.

Have a lovely weekend.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

sued99 said...

That's an absolutely gorgeous card. X

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
A lovely card Sue have just ordered both dies. Love the colours you have used.
Elaine, glad you are now having peaceful nights.Hope Andrew is feeling better today and can go fishing. I am going to get my results of all my tests on Tuesday. To be honest can't wait as I need to know what's wrong, have had to wait as consultant on holiday. Sending love and hugs to you all.
Crewe Trish glad you are sensible and staying out of the extreme heat. Take care sending love and hugs.
Donita how did it go today? I'm dying to know what the food was like !!. Sending love and hugs.
Pam hows the puppy and the boys ? Sending love and hugs.
Welcome to Paul. This is a lovely friendly blog.
Congratulations to Elizabeth you have a stunning card enjoy.
Sending love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, love forest cards

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Have NT watched the video yet but will after I finish this comment. Congratulations to Elizabeth. Enjoy your card. Had a brilliant day watching John demonstrating. Lots of ideas and tips. Echoing Pam's comments. Can't believe one week of your holiday has gone already. Enjoy the next week.

Eunice said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Theresa Pace said...

it's a corker! fab card, hugs xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really love this card! It really deserves to be framed! I have the Tree Dies from a couple of years back. They are beautiful. I don't have these Dies but I love Silver Birches. We had one , which sadly died, in our garden but it looked beautiful when the sun shone on the bark and through the leaf canopy! Love your deer and other little woodland creatures! Thanks Sue!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bennett - you won a beautiful card !! It will look lovely in your Craft Room! Enjoy!
Donita - how are you getting on ??? Are you full up yet?? I hope you have had a lovely day and would love to read your Article!
Is Carmen on holiday?
Brenda - I'm so pleased you had a good day - am I jealous ? Nooo ! Weeelll - maybe a wee bit!! x
To our missing friends - you aren't just missing - you are missed as well!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend if Maureen!)

liz spooner said...

I loved this card when I saw it, its just so gorgeous and different.xx

Vie Carter said...

Well done Elizabeth, just loved Wednesdays card, soo lucky

Another fab card today Sue


CraftyJo said...


Di said...

HI Sue,
Another gorgeous Christmas card, love the twilight scene.
Di B. x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this die and it is so great to be able to extend it for bigger cards. Love the twilight effect too.


Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Loved this one from your new release inspiration.
Congratulations to Elizabeth xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Congratulations to Elizabeth. Enjoy your card.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Kiraneries said...

HI Sue, a beautiful card. The scene would make a lovely framed picture. Thanks for your video. Away again so will play catchup next week.

Suzzette Yandle said...

I really like how you have created such depth with your layers. Your deer and bunny are awesome and your trees are so life like. Your trees reminds me of all those fall gold colored leaved Aspen trees in Colorado. Thanks for the helpful video. Always a pleasure to watch you demonstrate.

DeCor said...

Love your card today. The trees are so great looking. Like seeing another use for your deer die.

Marie said...

Lovely card again Sue. I haven't watched the video yet as I have to magnify everything on my PC to be able to see the details but will do so very shortly.
Congratulations Elizabeth on your wonderful win.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Like the idea of adding sprinkles to the moon, and the background is really effective.

ursula said...

A great card Sue, the moon sure does look sparkly...thank you...luv Ursula xx

barbara macaskill said...

Beyond breathtaking! This card reaches to the depths of my soul and makes me happy and renewed! TFS!

Pawprintx4 said...

Love the card. Very peaceful and classic. I love deer.
Stephanie K

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so pretty and peaceful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just an absolutely beautiful card and these dies are amazing.