Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Reconfigured Cross Card

Hi bloggers!  One of the things that I love most about using die cuts is that you can create completely different things just by nipping them in places and reassembling them.  When is a cross not a cross?  When you have reconfigured it!

Just a quick note to let you know that I will do the Blog Candy drawing and post it later on today so don't forget to check back to see if you are a lucky winner!!  

You do still have a few days to add any comments to the blog launch posts to be entered into those drawings.  I will post the winners for those in the afternoon on Sept 29th.

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue I wouldn't have known it was your cross die.
Elaine, so glad to read that Andrew is feeling a little better. It is good news on the scan results, hooe the months rest helps his body to recover, 30 treatments is a huge amount, no wonder he hasn't been well. Lets hope he doesn't need the top up, I know he doesn't want Helen to miss the wedding. He will always be her priority though.
Saba, this sailing trip has been a mixed bag with the weather, hooe things settle down.
Rosemary, were you in hospital yourself or with your FIL. Hope he is feeling better, you too.
June your workshop sounded fun, lucky you.
Diane, glad you liked Seaham and Licketysplits, a real treat to meet Alison too, you sound as if you had a great day.
Pat it is surprising how quickly they grow up.
Said farewell and hapoy holidays to my daughter yesterday, they drive to Manchester this lunchtime and fly to Mexivo in the morning, bless her she has a heavy cold and trying to kill it off before she goes.
Hugs to all, special ones for our poorly and missing friends.

Karen Drew said...

Great use of the cross die. You would never know.
Stunning card
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is incredible, love how you have re-configured the cross die to create this design. Off to watch the video to see how you have cut it. Have a good day all. And good luck. Bx

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
A beautiful card Sue and a great use of the cross die. I do like snipping and tucking into the dies. It's amazing what you can find.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Yvonne. Xxx

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
A beautiful card Sue and a great use of the cross die. I do like snipping and tucking into the dies. It's amazing what you can find.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Yvonne. Xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. How different the cross die looks.
Enjoy your day.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. This is so clever. I'd never have thought this was the cross die had you asked us to guess the die ! I love the way you've designed today's sample and will watch the tutorial before two appointments and before sadly making 3 sympathy cards. Slowly catching up with the weekend shows, it didn't help that that I started watching and woke to silence having dozed off before half the show had even run ! Still, I'm sure I'll find time tomorrow when I'm less busy and less tired.
So I'll send my usual love and daily hugs, and hope you have a good day experimenting,and a day of happiness and laughter, oh and it's good to see that you too use as much tape as I tend to do to stop the sag lol if only it worked on human sag lol. Have a good day xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Never would have guessed the die that you have used for this card, it looks fabulous and the video explains it all so well. The blue is such a pretty colour, really stands out and those little flowers are just perfect.
Muriel x

Fiona McNeil said...

I have this die and never looked outside the box I'm going to give it a try take everyone FROM FIONA IN BARMULLOCH IN GLASGOW WHERE ITS ALMOST SUNRISE XXXX

Debra K. said...

What a great design idea! Debra x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card and a very clever way to use the Cross die. I have always said that I love how you mix and match your dies to make a beautiful creation. Now you show us how to snip in to your dies with great success. Thanks for the video which explains everything.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I would never have guessed this was your cross die, will wait to watch the video until I'm more awake and can take it all in. Love the background textures on the card too.
Pam, hope your daughter gets rid of her cold and enjoys her holiday. How is work going?
Elaine, thanks for the update on Andrew. Hope the month off allows him to recoup some strength.
Stephanie, I often wake up with remote in hand, having missed most of the programme! Hugs to all, Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well I would never have guessed that this beautiful creation was from the cross die, where do you get your ideas from Sue, can they be bottled and then we can buy them (ha ha!!). I will be watching the video later. I can imagine the lovely red card covered with the glitter kiss and then used for this, it would make it shine wouldn't it.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, Let's hope your daughter can get rid of her cold quickly so that they can all enjoy Mexico, that is one place I would like to visit.

Elaine I hope the months rest will help Andrew, he has been through so much, special hugs to you all.

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

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and All,

I would have been stumped too. How clever you are! And I bet the blue and silver card look fab In real life.

Maureen Killen, you are so funny!

Pam, I hope the twins enjoyed their birthday. Did you get cake?

Yay Andrew!

As always, I'm nodding off. Big sleep, then Tuesday.

Love and hugs, Donita

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, and a great video.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card, looks nothing like a cross now.
Annette x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a genius idea you are so clever and what a stunning card it made.

I reiterate all Pam has said hope your daughter has a lovely holiday and she feels better soon.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very clever way of getting even more use from your cross die. Beautiful card. Thank you for the tutorial. X

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Such a great idea. Would never have guessed it was the cross die used as the central feature of this card.
Pam do hope your daughter feels better soon. Guess the flight might be hard for her but once she's in the sunshine it should work it's magic. I'm off on holiday next Tuesday and am fighting a heavy cold and chesty cough. I know how she feels but at least I have another week to fight it.
Good to hear Andrews news. Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love how you see the endless possibilities in a die cut.
B xx

hollyberry said...

Very beautiful and elegant card.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. How clever you are. You seem to make the most lovely cards making full use of your tools. I would never have thought to do this. It's beautiful. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Chris Curry said...

A very striking card Sue. It's good to see how versatile dies can be. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very clever card. I never would have guessed that it was your cross die! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

This is the very reason I follow your blogs and watch the shows, I could never have come up with this idea in a million years!!! I will now look at my crosses in a new light :o) LOL

Krafty Runner x

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Who's a clever girl? Lol x
I would not have guessed. As always this shows the pure genius of your amazing dies x
Will watch the video later on - got couple of appointments this morning so something to look forward to it x
Reading comments has not been possible yet so sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone. Big hugs to my blog besties and promise to catch up on news soon x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, thus just shows how versatile your dies are, what fab card would never have guessed the die used x

Jan Sayer said...

Clever use of the cross die.

Suemac said...

An ingenious use of dies

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, this card is a fine example of how versatile your dies are, who would have known that you have used a cross die. Great video
Marion S x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How clever it looks so different from a cross

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card and the colours.
The blue pearl card is my favourite and I use it a lot, especially in my Christmas cards.
Evis M.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, no one would ever know that the original die was a cross. So clever and expands what we can do with dies. Thank you for the inspiration.

Love Rosemarie X X

carol edwards said...

How clever Sue, you are so good showing how things are so versatile.x

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card. Love the way you change dies. Laura O

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Clever card using the cross. Classy colours. Love it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, great idea and lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Clare Powell said...

Lovely card, love the way you've used the dies x

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue!
I sit with a Die that can be altered, but then I don't have your imagination and it stays the same as the original shape, Oh Dear, I need to watch your Video for this one.
Lovely card Sue!
Love Marg

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card never know it was the beautiful Cross die.
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you always amaze me when you cut up your dies and I just wish I had some of your imagination! A beautiful card and great video too. Sending best wishes

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, your dies are just so versatile, you never cease to amaze me - Thank You xx

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card. We know your dies are versatile Sue, you really do make them work for you. Like others I would never have guessed which die you had used. So clever. Thank you Sue.

Poppyfield Card Crafts June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

A fabulous way to use the cross die and, overall, a beautiful card

June x

Izzy said...

Sue, you're a genius!...but we all know that anyway...off to make myself a cup of strong coffee and then watch the video to see how you did it...


Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue very clever idea to snip the die about like this. Makes a very interesting design. Love from Jackie xx

karenlotty said...

Clever Very clever I love how dies can be reconfigured
Good luck with the draw ladies and gents x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I have just used our beautiful cross to make s sympathy card I would never have known it was the die you used love the card thank you love june horrocksxxxx. Pam my son and family have just returned from Mexico had a wonderful time xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I would never have known that this was a 'cross', a beautiful card, I will have to 'look again' at all my dies as I have never 'reconfigured' any haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I would just never have thought to use the cross die like that. I will be back to watch the video a bit later. I am waiting for someone to come and look at our phone line. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, when I first saw this card, I liked the design and the way you have used the Cross Die, but thought that the colour combination was a bit dark, then I watched the video and saw the real colour and what a difference it makes. Beautiful card.

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I am like a lot of other Wilsonetts I would never have thought that this was your beautiful cross die
I will have to get my cross die out and have a play
Your card is gorgeous I will watch the video later as I have an appointment in ten mins so I better get my backside in gear
Have a lovely day folks
Theresa G xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card so cleverly done ,i must start to experiment by cutting n snipping into my dies cuts after all if i mess it up its only a bit of card .

Pam i do hope your daughter can fight off her cold , i have not been to Mexico but have heard it is a beautiful place , hope you are not too tired and feeling well.

Laine ,Saba, Maureen and Myra , you crack me up ,you are the best tonic ever with your friendly banter

Crewe trish, rosemary and Izzy hope you are all well xxx

Thank you all my friends old and new for your lovely comments { far too many to mention by name but you all know who you are } Helen will be on her way to Florida now with my grandson and his girlfriend . Andrew is phoning the hospital this morning to see if he has to have any top ups ,if he does it will only take a few hours tomorrow so he wont be staying in Hospital.
I had a good nights sleep last night , the best sleep for quite a while , however i feel so tired this morning now why is that ?

Big hugs to all especially my besties.
Elaine H X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Amazing card this morning . Like the ladies above I would of never guessed you created the beautiful design using the cross die. I always love to see your creations and watch your videos. Thank you Sue for sharing.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & I wouldn't have known it was your cross die used. Sue you always show us great use of your dies, Thank you. Yvonne xx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. What a very clever idea. You would certainly never guess that this card was made with that die and it makes a really pretty card.


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, really must think more out of the box, you are so clever with your dies.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very pretty card Sue.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this is a brilliant idea. Who would know this was your cross die.
I will watch your video later.
Take care everyone.
Jess xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant idea and great video. And the result is just lovely. Nobody would ever know the star of the card was a cross.
And I love your rose corners, too.
Hugs, Rose

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very clever and creative. A really lovely card.
Doreen R

Owlish said...

Must be lovely to just have this wonderful knack and vision to do these beautiful cards

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Great adaptation of the cross, your dies have so many uses.


Heather R Oxfordshie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. You have so many inspirational ideas for using your dies. Thanks for your video.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
I wish I had a wee bit of ur brain for the ideas u come up with and how u come up with ur own inspiration x
The cards smashing. X

stitchingranny said...

lovely card design today Sue

Hugs Helen xx

Kate's Cards said...

I love how adaptable you are with your dies. Most creative. xx

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks for this Sue - I have those dies so will have a go at this - looks so pretty.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue I love the colours you have used. I use the pearlised card a lot. It is a change from black and not so harsh. Love and hugs
Elaine glad you had a good night's sleep. Sometimes I feel the same. Take special care all love and hugs.
Pam It was my fil that was ill We stayed with him, he is blind but we would have stayed with him anyway he is such a lovely man.
He is now back in the nursing home but very tired, has massive heart failure so spend a lot of time with him. 94 is a wonderful age.
How is work are you looking after yourself? Love and hugs
Laine Crewe Trish Theresa, Donita lots of love, hugs and cuddles Donita!!!!! And to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a most attractive and very clever card. The way you think out of the box is amazing and today you have shown us how to use a die for an everyday card that would otherwise only be used for certain specific occasions. I think versatility must be your middle name :-)

Good Luck to everyone in the blog candy draw, Sue is being so very generous yet again.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video, I could have looked at this die for ages and never come up with something like this!!

Elaine so glad you got a good nights sleep and Helen has been able to go to Florida for the wedding

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very clever use of dies lovely card


Annx without an "e"

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!
Rosemary xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card, and great use of the cross die. You are so clever, and get our imaginations going with new ideas to try.

Looking forward to watching the video as soon as I can.

Pam, I'm envious of your daughter. Hope she feels better soon, she'll love it out there I'm sure.

Love Helen xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a clever way to use this die something I would never had thought of. I love the card you've made and really enjoyed the video.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, such a clever way to use the dies. Only you could think of such creations. Beautiful card, I love it.

Barbara V

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I wish I had the nerve to chop up your dies after all as Elaine says it is only paper.
Pam is it this week you have your meeting? Elaine your body needs more than just one nights sleep you are having to go through so much.Rosemary and Donita huggles as my granddaughter says.

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, such a great idea! Lovely card. Another rain storm this morning but will be crafting this afternoon. Whipped. Hugs xx P Austen

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card but first of all love the way you have used the cross. If I did not read the post title, I would never have thought it was the cross die. I have to watch the video now. Love the background textures on the card too.

Pam - Hope your daughter will feel better and they will have a wonderful vacation. I'm off on holiday next Friday, on Oct.6!
Elaine – Glad you had a good night sleep. Hope Andrew will improve each day. Hugs for you all.
Laine – I own you some answers … my son is doing fine, he is very busy. Sept to Dec. is a school term but in parallel they have to apply for jobs, do interviews and try to find an 8 months co-op job for January to Aug. 2018. The Kid is doing OK as well. First of all, and the most important thing is that his scan results are good. He enjoys the new job and he’s happy.

Blog candy draw! What a lovely surprize. Sue is very generous with us. Good Luck to everyone!

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Tressa said...

A very clever use of a die that I would not normally think of purchasing. I love the design you have created and the way you have used cut bits to extend areas.


Suzzette Yandle said...

I would not have guessed that the main design was made out of four cuts of your cross die. Amazing and creative way to use one's die shapes. Thanks for the helpful video. I have enjoyed watching your lastest shows on Hochanda. I always learn something new.

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning all,
I did watch the video before commenting as I was ??? and had to see what this was all about. I would have never thought of doing this but I don't have that much outside the box creativity. Very interesting card.
Everyone have a good Tuesday.
Stephanie K

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love how creative you can something completely different
With your dies!!! Giving you so much more Value!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is ingenious. I'd never have thought of using the cross like this, that's why you do your job and why I'm retired ha ha.
Pam, hope you are not too tired with work. Have you had a meeting yet? I hope your daughter and SIL have a wonderful Anniversary in Mexico.
Elaine, I hope Andrew doesn't need a top up. You - tired - now why would that be, after all the ups and downs you've had for quite a while??? Friendly banter, who said it was friendly ha ha.
PP, hope your appointments aren't with the Police or Parole Board ha ha. Seriously, hope they are nothing to worry about. Take care.
Laine, hope you are well.
Rosemary, I hope your FIL gets some ease with his breathing, here's a cuddle just for you to keep you going (())
I've been to a McMillan Coffee Morning today, and had a great time. Now as we know a heavy purse is a necessity on occasions like this. Hold it in a Catholic Church Hall and Securicor is required to guard one's purse, which will be empty by the time you leave ha ha.
Love to all,
Maureen (Myra's friend) xxx

Annie Stamps said...

This looks gorgeous Sue. I don't snip into my diecuts as often as I should.

Annie P

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful way to use a beautiful die....

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Well I never, I would not have thought this was a cross die to start of with, it's makes a lovely centrepiece when snipped doesn't it. I think we all need to think outside the box with some of our dies don't we. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam I hope your daughter manages to shake off her cold and have a lovely time in Mexico, it's a beautiful place xxx
Elaine I'm so pleased Andrews scans were good and you managed a restful nights sleep, a few more and you will be on top form again xxx
Maureen, food parcel is on its way! 😀Xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. A really good use of die cuts, you would never think it was a cross die. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card will watch the video when I get home holiday is coming to an end tomorrow

Viki Banaszak said...

You have such clever ideas! That makes a gorgeous card.

Narrowboat girl said...

Unless you had said, I would never have believed that this was the cross die. Time to sit down & watch the video now.

CraftyJo said...

Very cool!

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I really like the way you use your dies in different ways as this is something I find difficult. X

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! Such a cool way to use the cross die! xxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I've just watched your video whilst sitting on board in a lovely bay off the island of Passman. What a clever way to design a focal element using your cross and adding the odd bit of snipped off pieces to complete the design. The resulting card is beautiful and yes the recipient will appreciate the extra bit of shine.

Pam hope your daughter recovers quickly and has a fabulous holiday.
Donita, Maureen is a Tonic but for goodness sake don't add a slice of lemon and a bit of gin, she is bad enough as it is.
Elaine I hope Helen has a fabulous time, so glad you had a decent nights sleep, you have a lot on your plate. If Andrew has to have any top ups I hope they don't affect him too badly. Big hugs.
Carmen good to know the kid is doing well, you must miss him.
Maureen that'll teach you to go gadding about to coffee mornings, don't get too excited about Diane's parcel, she's sending it second class and the crusts will be curled by the time they arrive.
CreweTrish glad you are enjoying my sailing trip, would you like to take over next year, it's been rain, rain and more rain!
Actually it's been quite sunny today. Had a lovely day sailing and are presently in a secluded little cove off the island of Passman, there should be a tiny restaurant but it's deserted and our only neighbours are a couple of hippies who are camped on shore. They called over and invited us to join them for the evening but at my age, sitting on hard rocks sharing goodness knows what doesn't appeal. We politely declined! Hope they don't murder us in our beds!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Great video,would never have thought of doing that with a cross,you are clever.
Congratulations to the three lucky winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, so creative stretching of this die!! Amazing card!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow would not have known that was the cross die sue x you are so clever x the card looks fantastic x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a fantastic card sample and hugely informative video, really impressed with your creativity and how you totally transformed one die into something completely different....if only i had your vision, you are a marvel!
Having a dodgy day so i will be brief tonight and catch up with all the comments tomorrow.
Wishing all my blog besties a restful night, sending each and every one of you massive cuddles plus hugs to anyone else who needs onexxx

Love and crafty hugs


Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
Gorgeous card toda I haven't had time to watch the video yet I had three cards to make for next week
Also we have been staying at my daughters for four days so sorry if I have missed a few posts.
I love the card though.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to the three blog comment winner's enjoy your prizes.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Nice card , you could not see it is made by the cross die, very cleaver
and a big Thanks to you Sue for everything you share with us

Sending hugs to all my friends and to anyone who need some
Maria x

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely stunning! You have shown us again how versatile your dies are! If you hadn't told me that a cross was used to create this I would have never guessed! Beautiful! TFS!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Love todays card.
What a clever idea to use the cross in this way.
Thank you for making me think outside the box. You are so inspiring.
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card and a clever technique. Love the sweet william die.
Di B.x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm soooo late because I almost forgot!! I know ! I know ! Unforgivable!
You see when I love logged in earlier you had posted the winners and it threw me completely! It doesn't take much you know!
I thought today's card was either a snowflake which had been rehabilitated, or a star . I could not believe it was a cross! You are sooo clever!
I'm sorry ladies haven't read the posts today! I know penance needs to be done! - I'll phone Maureen!! Lol! I love her really!
Saba is a sailor - I'm not but my husband is! She sends lots of lovely photos which make him " wish he was there!"
I struggle to walk over a bridge over troubled or untroubled water! If I can see through aaahhhhh!
Night Night Ladies, love to all, special hugs to Elaine , Laine, PP , Pam and our lovely Sue!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!!!) xxx

Eunice said...

This card is amazing!! I never would have thought to use the cross to create something so eye pleasing.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love this idea.

SueJ said...

Brilliant card, great ideas.

Vie Carter said...

clever use of dies


dmj said...

A unusual card, good use of the dies,

Doreen x

ursula said...

Wow Sue you amaze me at how you can see other ways of using dies, this idea is just amazing, ending up in a beautiful card, not related to a cross at all....thank you...luv Ursula xx