Sunday, 3 September 2017

Anything For You

 Good Sunday morning all!  I have a proper opening sort of card to share with you today! LOL   Rather than trying to explain how I created this card, I am going to refer you to the very top of my blog where there are several visual tutorials there for you.  The one entitled "Fancy Nestie" was created some time ago using a Spellbinder die at the time, but this is exactly the same technique that I used to create today's blog card.  I used the Tahiti die for my mine focal element, along with the Pacific Ocean border (on the right side of the card).  The border on the left of the card with the pearl strip attached is from the Linear Elegance Edger die set.  This sort of flip and fold card can be created using so many different shapes that the end result is virtually endless, you just need to follow the instructions in the tutorial.  The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  6" (front folded size) in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Saba!!!
Crafty Jo!!!
Welsh Dors!!!


Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x







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112 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely Card Sue. Very dramatic.
Congratulations to Comment Game Winners, enjoy your prizes Saba, Crafty Jo and Welsh doors.
Rosemary, I hope you are feeling a little better. Thank goodness your husband was there to help you. I see the Consultant for a review on Oct 5th, think I may get told then about op, no date yet.
Muriel. Enjoy your couple of days with family, you have a long drive home. So glad you enjoyed your big adventure, now you need a rest. It's so nice to go travelling but oh so nice to come home, lol. Think there is a song in there somewhere.
Littlelamb you will be happy that your family are at last home and can sleep in their own beds. You must be eager to see them.
Elaine, I hope Andrew is able to enjoy his breakfasts again, some of those recipes were so delicious. Helen is going to be busy trying them all to find out what he likes. I hope you are well, and that John is doing alright too.
Donita, you sound like my kind of cook, I want to eat breakfast lunch or dinner at your house.
Kelly, the boys and puppy Dave came yesterday, he is growing so fast. It was fun to see the boys and puppy rolling round the floor all having fun. Then my eldest grandson called in with his boxer before I went to bed just to check on me, he is a delightful young man.
Daily hugs to all, have a great Sunday. Special thoughts to all poorly and missing friends.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colour combination. Congratulations to the winners.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
An interesting card today. The colours are not my favourite, but I am sure that the card would look just as good in different colours.
Regards,
Evis M.
P.S. Congratulations to today's winners.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Oh, I expected to see another Christmas card ... No,I am not disappointed at all. This is so beautiful and different than what you usually do. Love it. I‘ll watch the video later. Time to go to bed for me, it is 1 AM here.

Congratulations to the winners: Saba, Crafty Jo & Welsh Dors!

Have a great Sunday everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Happy Crafters,
Ingenious! How would anybody first figure that out?! Even following it seems like a challenge. Tahiti is just the best die.
Congratulations to the winners. I hope you'll tell what you won.
Pam, boys and puppies, what fun!
Enjoy your Sunday, everyone.
Love,
Donita

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, I love this type of card.
I remember your demo on tv with a Spellbinders die.
Congratulations to the winners enjoy and have fun.
Take care all Kitty.

Jan Sayer said...

A different look this morning. Love the style and colours you've selected.
Jan
Northampton

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, great card. I remember you demonstrating this technique on TV but I must refresh my memory with your tutorial.
Congratulations to this weeks winners - enjoy
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

I can remember some of your Spellbinder demonstrations, it's how I got into diecutting years ago. Lovely card.
Congratulations to all the winners x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, lovely card Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I love your hexagon dies and this design looks very intriguing. I'm off to watch the tutorial as I feel the need to have a go myself.
Congratulations to the winners. X

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and it's always great to be able to refer to one of your tutorials.
All those breakfast ideas made my mouth water! Elaine, I hope that Andrew regains his appetite and strength trying some of them.
Pam, very sweet that your grandson called before bed to check on you.
Hope that everyone enjoys their Sunday. To everyone heading back to school tomorrow, have an extra special day today! It's very strange after fourteen years not to be getting things ready. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all... A beautiful card this morning and I love the style the way it opens. Congratulations to the winners. Crafty hugs to all...
Wendy

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a Gorgeous card today its really stunning I love it, going to make a cuppa and watch the tutorial now.

Congratulations to the winner hope you love your gift.

Sending Love and healing hugs to all poorly and in need of them.

Have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I remember watching this video the very first day I found you and Particraft. I was so new to crafting then, card kits and easy decoupage was my limit lol and wasn't I the bee's knees - NOT lol that was the day 'proper' card making entered my head and I've never looked back.
This is such a lovely card Sue, fantastic in many shades and brilliant to give to any gender for any occasion. I shall look over the video again later just to see if it makes more sense now than it did all those years ago lol.
Sending love hugs and a day of happiness, sunshine and laughter xxx

Chris Curry said...

A very striking, special card Sue. I will be looking at yout blogg to refresh how to do it. Thank you. Xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
Love the style of this card
Congratulations to the winners
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. I love the design and the colours are gorgeous.

Barbara V

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I like how you done this card and very different colour l like it
Congratulations to the winners
JOY Xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

HI SUE
Gorgeous card ,love the colours too.Congratulations to the winners .
Jan x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours. love Jean Z xxx

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue, my kind of card & I love the colour combination, just have to watch the video to see how it is made. Thank you.

Congratulations to the comment winners.

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, will watch video later. Sue, have you (could you) make a background die for the bride and groom. I know I'm not alone in wanting this, it would be great if you could. Thank you.
Annette x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Something a bit different for today's card, intriguing. I'll watch the video later.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful Card Sue. I still have and use your first Spelbinders die set it was the Victorian Lace Set There were two sets and my husband bought them both for me as a surprise. And I remember the tutorial for this technique also. Congratulations Winners. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A most striking card, colour combination is fabulous, and I remember this being made some years back now. I stopped buying Spellbinders since you brought yours out, it's amazing how time flies.
I did several cards with that design and will just have to do it again..... Thanks for showing us , there'll be plenty of crafters who haven't seen it done yet.
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Woohoo Sue made a stunning card, really different and a card too wow Sue you spoil us, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anne said...

Love the colour combination you have used on this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card & a very striking colour combination-lovely.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I remember this technique and watching you demo it live too - and today you've used it with my favourite from the Pacific Islands sets...fabulous!

Elaine - how lovely to read all those recipes for Andrew's breakfast - the only thing I can come up with is my favourite breakfast (when I can be bothered to eat so early in the day) is some chopped fresh fruit, a couple of generous dollops of thick plain yoghurt, a drizzle of honey and some crushed hazelnuts sprinkled on top...I have read somewhere that bananas are a good source of potassium too...

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners.

Izzy...or maybe Izumi...lol

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Wet cold and dark today very Autumnal!
I will need to look at this demo seems very complicated at first glance!
Congrats to Saba, Crafty Jo, and Welsh Dors!on winning !
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

Very striking card Congrats to winners Lucky girls

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue it's very special I will have to look how this beauty was made I love the colours
Thank you love june xxxx congrats to the lucky winners

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, super card!!! I remember giving this a go and been quite pleased with myself!!!
Congrats to winners!!! Enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, I do remember you demoing this before.
Well done to the winners.
Lydia
X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking card & beautiful colours used. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

DeCor said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners. What a great card today Sue. Love all the interest in it.

DeCor said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners. What a great card today Sue. Love all the interest in it.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, I have made a couple of these and they really are so easy but so effective.

Congratulations to all the winners, how happy you must have been to see your name's mentioned.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, how are you feeling today??. So pleased that your family are keeping a close eye on you.

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

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it - something a bit different but so versatile again for many occasions...

Congrats the winners....

doreenj said...


What a lovely card, I, too, remember
that card being first shown.

Congrats to the winners too!!



Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this brings back memories, I remember you doing this technique live with spellbinders. I might have to re watch to refresh my memory.

Pam, how lovely for you to see the boys and the puppy. I bet that put a smile on your face. And your older Grandson calling in as well, you have a great family who obviously care a lot about you. X

Love Rosemarie X X

Yorkie girl said...

Good Sunday morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card this morning Sue and one that opens too I love it
The colours work so well together thank you for your never ending inspiration
My usual hugs to everyone
Have a restful Sunday
Theresa G xx

Yorkie girl said...

Sorry I forgot to congratulate all the comments winners
Enjoy your prize T xx

Suemac said...

Such a beautiful card

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a gorgeous card, one of my favourite techniques although I have not done it for a while. Love how you have layered the design on both panels. congrats to the comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really beautiful card! Congratulations to the lucky winners
Doreen R

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue. It's a gorgeous card Sue. Just love it.
Well done to the winners. Xxx

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue. It's a gorgeous card Sue. Just love it.
Well done to the winners. Xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, brilliant card, I will watch the demo later, thanks again for inspiring us to a challenge.
Congratulations to todays winners, especially our sailor Saba X
Take care everyone X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card this morning and it looks very different.
I will have to watch the vudeo to find out how it is done!!
The colours all go so well together.
Lesley S x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great card today. I like the way it holds a hidden secret so that when you open it there is something else to see.

Lisbeth

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very ornate and lovely.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue , beautiful card loving the design and a gorgeous color it really catches the eye .
Congratulations to Saba , crafty Jo and Welsh Dors on winning the comment game .

Well Wilsonetts Andrew sends you all a big thank you and a hug for the selection of breakfast ideas he has a wide variety now and he will let you know how he is doing in due course .xx

Pam ,It must have done your heart good to see the boys having such fun with Dave , grandchildren are a good tonic i think ,lovely to have your grandson call to check up on you also .
I am going to echo you again Pam as i have so much to do ,i am trying to finish another knitted baby jacket ready to post tomorrow, Johns nephew has just had a little boy we got some Photo's of him yesterday and he is a little treasure .

Take care everyone big hugs to all.
Elaine H X


Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant card - love it! Congratulations to all the winners xx

stitchingranny said...

Wow this is a beautiful card Sue. I looked at the instructions which seem fairly simple to follow. I also like that though you have used the same technique both cards have been made slightly differently and therefore imo have quite a different look.

Hugs Helen xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. A different card from you, one that opens. I love it and all the gorgeous detail. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today and what a treat, a 'proper' card! Oh how I hankered after spellbindeds when I first saw them, so expensive but so beautiful and now they look at me in their box and only come out on the odd occasion! Funny isn't it. I must try this though, it looks gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to the lucky winners especially Saba, what a treat. Xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, what a lovely family you have making sure you are ok. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very different card for you but its a real eye catcher. Its along time since i did this technique. Its like everything else you learn new ones and forget about the ones you learned in the early days but i am going to have a try at making my own version. Thanks for the reminder. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. I'll go and look at the video on how to create this look later.
Congrats to all the comment game winners especially Saba. A lovely lady who I met when Sandra organised a retreat.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a great card, I did try the one with the spellbinders dies,so will have to try this as I think its very dramatic.
Wendyx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue a lovely card to day . I love the Pacific ocean collection and will try this in milk and I think it's called Periwinkle? Card the lilac one.
Pam you have such a lovely caring family so lovely when you need support. I love Dave for a dog's name. Sending love and hugs.
Elaine hope Andrew is feeling a bit better. It will take him a long time to go to fit in all of those breakfasts!! Sending you all love and hugs.
Love and hugs to Donita and Crewe Trish and all of you xxxxxxxxxxx

rosemary powell said...

Forgot to congratulate the winners and also Wednesdays winner ooppsss sorry xxxxxxxxxxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
It Was Tremendous Seeing This Superb Technique Being Used Once Again
I've Created This Particular Design Of Card Thanks To Your Superb
Tutorial At "The Top Of Your Blog" Which You Explain Everything So Very Well
Step By Step, From 2012................👌👌
It's Great To See Old Techniques Being Used, But Instead Of You Using Spellbinders You've
Used Your Own Outstanding Cutting Dies. (Beautiful Ones They Are Indeed) All From
Pacific Ocean Collection Apart From The Linear Elegance Edger Cie Set Which Is From
The Configuration Collection.
The Photograph Shots Of Today's Card Are Exceptional, I Love The Colour Combination They Are
Extremely Striking Together.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Exceptional Card, I'm Thrilled To See You've
Now Placed The Hochanda Weekend Take Over On Your BLog As I'm On Holiday While Its Showing So
I Wish To Tape It For My Return, (I'm Pre-Ordering All The New Frames/Tags Collection Plus A Selection Of
Stamps, I'm Thrilled To See More Stamps)
I'm Hoping The Hotel Wifi Works So I Can Leave A Short Comment In The Launch Of Your New Cutting Dies...
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
A Huge Congratulations 👏👏👏 To This Weeks Lucky 🍀 Winners Enjoy Your Gift..............

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, gosh today's offering really takes me back, it is a long time since I made a card quite like it. I remember well when you first demonstrated this technique and I made quite a lot of cards using different Spellbinders dies that I had at the time. I think your own dies give it a new freshness and bring it right up to date. Thank you for reminding me and I will try something with your Christmas dies.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Saba,Crafty Jo and Welsh Dors. Enjoy playing with your gifts.

Frances

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card it's gorgeous. Well done to the winners.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This looks interesting. Will be watching the video later today
Matgaret

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card, gorgeous colour's,
Congratulations winners
Best wishes
Karen M

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. What an unusual colour combo. Very striking. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I like this style and the colour scheme. I will have to try making one. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynn Dalby said...

Forgot to say,

Congratulations Saba, Crafty Jo and Welsh Dors.

Laura O' Connor said...

well done to the winners ,great card Sue ,Laura O

ursula said...

Not seen this before Sue, a great idea, must go over and have a look at the tutorial...Beautiful card....luv Ursula xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I can remember trying this method when you first did the demo I must have another go.
I am off on my travels tomorrow so keep well everyone and I will try to look the when possible

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card Sue, will watch the video when I get time :) Thanks for picking my name from the looooooong list of followers/commenters as a winner and congrats to the other two :D

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning Sue and Everyone,
An interesting card for us today. I love the contrast and the different borders.
Congrats to the lucky winners. Everyone have a wonderful day,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Tressa said...

A very elegant card.

I don't recall ever having seen the original demo so will have to look it up to see what. You did.

Teresa

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue and I have looked at the tutorial so will give this a try. The details look easy to follow thanks to your brilliant tutorial. Yes Pam it was lovely to see the family yesterday and must have been good for you to see yours. Echoing all Pam's comments today.

sued99 said...

Lovely to see a different type of card. I must have a look at the tutorial and maybe have a go. X

Nana on the Hill said...

It's ages since lve seen one of these, what a lovely use of your dies, they really make it stand out. Must check your tutorials, that's always a pleasure.

val jones said...

Pretty card Sue.
Congratulation to the winners.
Love Val in Spain xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and elegant Sue congratulations to the winners
Gr Karin

Eunice said...

Wow what a great technique! I had forgotten about it. Lovely card.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Great card, love the colour combo and Now I'm going to watch the tutorial!

June x

June Fletcher said...

PS.... oops, congratulations to the comment winners! Enjoy!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I remember when you did this first time I thought it was such a clever idea! I love today's card and the colour combination you've used.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely to see this version of your tutorial using your own dies, beautiful card and thank you for sharing. Congratulations to Saba, Crafty Jo and Welsh Dors enjoy your prizes
Echoing Pam and sending special hugs to all our poorly and missing friends

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Ms. Linda said...

Good morning Sue. Love this wonderful card and so sad I was not able to find the tutorial. Kindly repost.
Thank you.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Beautifully done xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card , great new version with your own dies. Great colours too.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Love and hugs Alison xxxx

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card

SHartl said...

The layers on this are so delicate and beautiful!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow this is different what a lovely card haven't watched the video yet but will do later! I've been having fun this afternoon playing with some of my new Christmas dies from your latest collection Wow they are fabulous! I'm looking forward to seeing your new collection!
Congratulations to the three winners enjoy your prizes
Pam how lovely to see your grand children the best pick me up you could have!
Sending crafty hugs to all

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
How lovely to see you using this technique again, I'd forgotten just how effective it could be, thankyou for reminding me. The Tahiti die is a perfect shape and size for this kind of card, and one of my favourites.
What a lovey surprise to see my name amongst the comment winners, I did a happy little dance! Thank you so very much Sue for your incredible generosity.
Congratulations to Crafty Jo and Welsh Dors too.
Thank you lovely wilsonettes for your congratulations, it shows just what lovely kind ladies you all are too.
Pam how lovely of your grandchildren to keep an eye on you and to bring Dave to visit. I'm up in Harrogate visiting mine today and they have recently bought beautiful black show cocker puppy and he is adorable.
Pat you are very kind, it was lovely meeting you too.
Elaine I'm so pleased the Macmillan nurses could help, hope Andrew can enjoy some nutritious breakfasts.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Theresa Pace said...

i have used this technique many a time. one of my all time favourites, hugs xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Love this technique Sue, it always leaves people wondering how it is done. Congrats to the winners

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, love the technique and the dies they are all beautiful,
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm very late again! We've had a busy weekend and are both pretty tired as a result!
I must confess I'd forgotten about this technique too! I have used it in the past but we learn new things, use new products and forget the old ones! I will be trying this again, all being well. Thank you for reminding us. Today's card is lovely and a real card!!! Lol!
Congratulations to the three comment winners! Crafty Jo , Welsh Dors and the irrepressible Saba! She is in what she call's God's own County at the moment and has wheels - so anyone in the area - don't say I didn't warn you!!
Elaine - I have read with much interest and more astonishment all the ideas and recipes for Andrew! How lovely! Isn't this a blog full of lovely , caring ladies and some gentlemen too! I'm sorry about your husband 's memory problems. This I know is very hard to deal with. Sending you lots of love.
Pam - so pleased your grandchildren and their lovely dogs are keeping an eye on you and bringing you lots of joy as well.
I'm still trying to catch up!
However, to all my lovely friends I send lots of love,
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I'm late think somebody pinched my day lol.
Sorry I haven't commented this week only my little dog past away on Monday
we coulden believe it she was only 4 we were both Devastated. She had Heart & lung congestion
Your card is stunning Sue love the colour's & design.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Your video was so easy to understand thank you.
Congratulations to your winners. Xx

Littlelamb said...

Forgot to congratulate the comment winners especially Saba. Enjoy your prizes.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Love today's colours and I like the way the die is used for
this card. Must try making one.

Congrats to out three comment winners !

Sending well wishes to anyone ill and plenty of hugs for you and
to all Wilsonette's.
Maria x

Diane King said...

This is a must try. Great card x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great card- have to watch the video- it looks fabulous and the colours are good too.
On our way home on the highway so access to real broadband soon- as you said Pam there are some good things about getting home.
Congratulations to the winners
Hugs
Muriel x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the design. The colors are fabulous.

BenteS said...

Lovely design!

Marie said...

A lovely card again Sue. All of your cards are so beautiful it would be hard to choose between them.
I must try to watch the video later.
Lynda I am so sorry that you lost your little dog
Get well's to all the sick and suffering.
Congratulations to the comment winners.

Suzzette Yandle said...

WOW! You have made a "proper" opening card. Your American roots are showing. I just checked out your tutorial "Fancy Nestie". I have not looked at this tutorial before now. Thanks for the great instuctions and photos. I should be able to do this technique with your help.