Saturday, 13 January 2018

Alphabet Birthday Grid Card

Hi crafters!  I am having fun with the Alphabet Grid die set and making a cake in today's video card.  These dies have so many options, I am sure you will find loads of ways in which they will come in handy for your cards and projects!

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

Karin's Art Scrap!!!

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

The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I hope you are feeling better today.
Thank you for the video and beautiful card.
Congratulations to Karin enjoy your prize.
Take care all and keep warm Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Hope you start to feel even better today. This is a lovely start to our Saturday and its bound to be someone's birthday who looks in today ☺
This cake die is so useful for so many celebrations, and it's a collection I really need. I have your beautiful Art Deco alphabets and I just find them so very useful, I have so many cut in so many shades and they come to market each month, so many people are thrilled when I offer to personalize their card, so to have another set to go to will be great. I'm slowly saving for the Necessity collection so any videos of these are always so inspirational so thank you.
Sending big hugs and lots of love this Saturday xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sorry, congratulations to Karin. What a wonderful surprise and gift you have, enjoy xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Must try! Happy weekend.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card in such a lovely soft colour way. Thank you for the tutorial.
Congratulations to Karin, enjoy your prize!x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
This my favourite die at the moment,just made two cards for teenage boys.I was able to personalise them using their Welsh names.
Hope you are feeling better.
Congratulations Karin enjoy your gift.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card with beautiful colours.

Barbara V

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Superb card!!
Short, but sweet comment this morning, I'm all blocked up with a sore throat and head! Aah:-(

Krafty Runner x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card today, really lovely.

Congrats to the winner.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great colours.
Congrats to Karin.
B xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Smart card Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

Very effective card reminds me of the grid game i played as a child.
Congratulations to Karin xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love this die set because of the possibilities. I've been practicing your frame techniques and I'm getting better but think I "need" more of your sets so I can really make them shine! Do you think that logic will pass with the family? Probably not, so it's back to having things delivered to work and sneaking them home. Hope that you're feeling better each day.
Elaine and Rosemary, I don't know what's been said but I'm never offended by your posts and I hate to think that someone has upset you. Pam, miss your post this morning, hope that it's just the blog monster that's eaten it.
Congratulations Karin. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

the colour of the card looks really nice esp x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful set of dies here, I resisted getting them because I thought I would not need them, and then a couple of months ago, I saw so many samples that I relented and bought both this set and the typewriter set, they really are amazing, I am so pleased I finally bought them.

Congratulations Karen

Pam, not sure if you are alright, hopefully nothing is wrong.

Special thoughts go to everyone who need them especially Elaine, Helen, Andrew and Rosemary. I know there are lots more on the blog so please do not be offended if I have not mentioned you.

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

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue. I have the alphabet grid die but not used it yet, now I will. Thank you, have a good day and stay well. Xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations to the winner.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a scrumptious looking card today.I could go for a piece of that cake right down. Both of these die sets are fabulous and so useful.

Congratulations to Karen for winning the Wednesday card give away.

Hope that you have a wonderful weekend.


Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A lovely simple card but says everything you need to say - I really, really NEED the Alphabet Grid set!

Congratulations to Karin on winning Wednesday's gorgeous card...

Elaine - I don't know what's been said but there's no need to apologise, we need to know what's happening re Andrew's treatment...


Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. Hope your feeling better to day. Stunning card this morning and thank you for sharing the video. Love the colours. I have Alphabet Grid die and stilling playing with it and santa go me the cake.
Congratulations to Karin.
Big crafty hugs if you need one and well wishes to all..... Wendy

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue. Congrats to winner x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Such a great card this morning and lovely colour choices.
I can see this being such a useful die and I am just about to put it on my Wish List!!
I hope you are feeling much better, Sue.
Lesley S x

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love this card but have held off buying them my budget is getting very stretched at the min so I will put them on to my want list
And you have another die release coming up Ohh so so excited 😆 I hope you are feeling a bit better today Sue will watch video later

Pam where are you ? Hope you are ok Hun
Special thoughts and hugs to Rosemary Elaine,Andrew,and Helen big gentle ones to you all
Congratulations to Wednesday card winner I’m jealous it was a stunner
I send my usual good wishes and hugs 🤗 to you all
Take care folks be kind
Theresa G xx

Marion Scott said...

Great card and video Sue.
Congratulations to Karin for winning the Wednesday card
Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, the alphabet grid is so useful.
Annette x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue hope you are feeling better today love the card congrats hazel x
Love the card it’s beautiful a must have these alphabet dies there brill
Thank you sue my love always xxx June Horrocks xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what great cards the alphabet grid dies make. I can see a lot of fun to be had making these sort of cards. Congratulations to Karin on winning one of your beautiful dies. Sending best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, had this die for Christmas but as I have been unwell not played with it yet.

Sue MacFall said...

Great celebratory card - the muted colours make it look very classy. Thank you Sue

BenteS said...

Lovely card today :))
Thanks for the video - a great way to get tips and inspiration!
Congrats to the lucky winner!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the alphabet grid die set. It is so useful.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, the fresh yellow is such a great colour. I use my alphabet grid die set a lot, as it is very versatile with or without the letters. Well done Karin. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning Sue. And is ideal for any occasion. Hope you are feeling much better today.
Pam where are you..... our morning is not the same without you..... hope every thing is ok with you. On a lighter note I hope you havnt frozen to your chair at work. Seriously I hope all is well. Best Wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a great card today. I have to say I don't have this due yet. But it is on the list. Hope you are feeling much better.

Pam, I hope everything is OK, missing you.

Love Rosemarie X X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card today & that cake looks so tasty. With the alphabet dies you can put any message which is appropriate, so you always have the right card. Congratulations Karin. Yvonne xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card,love the little touch of yellow in the centre of the flower,
Thank you for another great video
Pam hope you are ok
Congratulations to Karin
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue fantastic card today the cake looks very tempting I hope you are continuing to feel better Sue
Pam where are you missing you at the top of the blog just hope you are alright
Elaine & Rosemary I don't know what has been said but I'm so sorry you are upset please stay strong sending you both big hugs
Sending good wishes to all especially poorly & missing friends

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful, a very clean looking card for us today. Hope you are continuing to feel better each day, this bug certianly knocks one for six🤒🤒🤒🤒🤒🤒😷😷😷😷


Heather R Oxfordshire

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, having the alphabet dies means you can say so many things. Thus one is great because they look like scrabble tiles. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Karin on winning the card xxx
Pam I hope you are ok and it's just gremlins at work, you are missed. Xxx
Elaine and Rosemary sending hugs to you both xxxx

Anne said...

I love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely card suitable for all genders. Congratulations to Karin.
Doreen R

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. love Jean Z xxx

Owlish said...

A lovely card very appealing clean looking card great colours

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful ! I am waiting for this die set to arrive - not too patiently - lol !!
Congratulations Karin on winning the lovely card
Where are you Pam? Hope all is well !!
Muriel x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card and so many different options. Hope you are feeling better.

sued99 said...

A really pretty card. X

Kate's Cards said...

Hope you are continuing to feel a bit better Sue.
What a cheerful card. xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love this alphabet grid set. I ordered it recently. Thanks for sharing
Congratulations to Karin.
Have a great day everyone.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Crisp and clean in the white and yellow.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and clear video. Love the custard colour. I am hoping to get the alphabet grid very soon. I hope that your health is improving and you are feeling better every day.

Pam - I do hope that it is the blog monster who has stolen your comment and not that you have had a flare-up.

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


doreenj from k said...

A lovely card, again today,

Pam; hope all is well!!

Doreen x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
What A Wonderful Clean Fresh Card!
Julia Used “The Alphabet Grid Die” On Hochanda, Where She Used Dark/Light Pink
I Just Love “The Multi Layered Frame” Which You’ve Created Using “The Stitched Square Pegboard Die”
This Set Of Dies Can Be Used For So Many Different Things...........
Beautiful Items Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Custard/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Smoothies”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Flat Backed 8mm Pearls”
“Creative Expression Vanilla Twist Chalk Cloud ☁️”
Star’s Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Square Pegboard Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Pinwheel Floral Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Make A Cake Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Alphabet Grid Die Set” (From The Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
Sue, I Love The Exceptional Flower Which You Created Also You Used The Beautiful Soft “Vanilla Twist Colour Cloud”
Sue, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do!!!!
The Video Tutorials Are Always So Extremely Helpful, You Share With Us Your Mistakes Then How To Rectify Them
So It Saves Us From Making A Similar Mistake.
At Present I’m Having Tremendous Fun Using My Collection Of “Stained Glass Collection Of Dies” Also
“The Exquisite “Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitters” I’ve Looked Back In My Folders There I Have Found Other
Suitable Dies That Could Be Used Exactly The Same, Plus I’ve Got Some In My Stash.................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
A Huge Congratulations To Karin For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy Your Exceptional Gift.........................

CraftyJo said...

Cute card Sue :)

ursula said...

I love this alphabet grid, so many way to use it....lovely card here Sue...luv Ursula xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a fab idea, the kids would love cards like this with there names on
and for the adults what about a crossword Puzzle as a birthday card I no a few people who would love that,
Thanks sue, big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

fan and very beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. The dies are amazing. Thank you for the tips on using the Alphabet grid die set. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A nice gentle card today, probably the colours. I like it. The cake always looks good and the grid is so versatile, you can say what you like! Going to watch the video soon. So looking forward to that.

Pam, hope you are ok and that Blogger has just dissolved your message again. X

Elaine, hope you are ok and Andrew is not in too much pain. X

Rosemary, hope you’re ok too. X

Karin, Congratulations on your card win. It is a beauty, I’m sure you’ll treasure it. X

Love Helen xxx

Eunice said...

Love this card and really love how the grid can give you very different looks.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Hope you're feeling a lot better today. Thank you for the great video, I've cut the alphabet grid lots of times but still haven't made a card with it and as I also have the cake Die I will try to make something as lovely as your card
Pam hope all ok with you
Elaine daily hugs for you and Andrew

Love and hugs to everyone

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I had the alphabet grid set for Christmas and treated myself to the Make a cake Woo hoo! I shall enjoy having a try

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Am loving using the alphabet grid, especially the letters by themselves. Perfect size.

Pawprintx4 said...

What a perky, lovely birthday card. I made a smaller version for my MIL's birthday. I am "saving" all the fallout alphabets for other projects (tip from Julia). These are so much fun to make. I have birthdays galore coming up next month so that cake will be on fire!
Pam, isn't it nice to be loved (and missed)? We all missed your top of the blog post today. Hope you are out having fun.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Karin, your weekend is happier after winning the draw,
Stephanie K

Jean said...

Super cute!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this card so much that I have just ordered the alphabetical grid can't wait to play.I hope you are feeling a little better.
Pam I hope you are all right it isn't the same without you.Elaine missing your comments please tell Andrew that there are people who care about all of you.Rosemary special huggles.Donita I hope you are having a great time with your dad

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
I love this card and the colour scheme you have used. I've just got this alphabet grid and the cake die so I'm looking forward to trying this card. I think they are going to be a real go too set of dies. Thanks for more great inspiration.
With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Rosemary Stickland said...

Great video and a lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Pretty and original card.....Fresh colours and love it with the darker colour to set it off..

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card with such varied possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Karin's Art Scrap.

Best wishes

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card Sue! I love the cake.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I watched the video with interest as I am really thinking about the alphabet grid! I have alphabet Dies but they are mainly too big to leave more than the briefest message! You have won me over - again!! Today’s card is lovely and I love the cake too!
When I read your introduction I thought you were going to enter BakeOff !! Lol!
I’m not sure what exactly is going on ! I don’t know who has published and who hasn’t . All I want to say is that it’s a very great shame that people are hurt and that includes Sue!
I have never been involved with Facebook! I’m glad! I never will!
Please ladies - come back - you know who you are and you will be sadly and sorely missed!
Pam - I do hope you are ok! I hope I see your name at 6am tomorrow, God Willing! Well - if you are me not quite 6am!!!
Lots of love, to everyone! Elaine and family especially!
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Great Video, thank you for taking time to bring it to us.

Love this card. As always you bring quality.xx

Hugs Brenda xxx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card and video today Sue. Hope you are feeling better today Sue. Well you have won Myra over and I have not influenced her to buy the die at all although I have got it and like it very much. Miss you today Pam. I agree with Myra wholeheartedly. I do not go on Facebook and never will. Thinking of you and your family today Elaine and also Rosemary. We miss you. Take care. Hugs to all.

Ann said...

really fun card love it

Congrats to Karin


Annx without an "e"

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue love this card the grid Die is on my list I also love the cake Die so many temptations loved the video
Sue hope your feeling better x Pam missed you at the top hope your ok.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations Karin for winning a Sue card

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry late posting but only just got home! What a great card that grid is so versatile! I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Karin!
Hugs x
Heather T

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

The grid alphabet is growing on me. I love how the flowers balance out this card, not only by holding down that corner, but also to contrast squares with curves.

On yesterday's tree card, I'm delighted that some of the leaves reflect a dark color and others reflect a light color. And the fence looks more real when it has two levels. I have the technology for that card.

I hope the loss of Elaine and Rosemary is only temporary. And that you find solace while you're away. Pam, we miss you.

Well it's cold in Florida! We went to a spaghetti supper at the over-55 community where Dad is renting a double wide for six weeks. Some of the men were wearing shorts, but most people had on sweatshirts and jackets. Our landlady's mother drove us over in her golf cart. I didn't want to show up in my down coat with faux fur hood, but I was cold in my jacket. I think it was about 50 today, getting colder overnight. People told us a 10-foot alligator lives near our spot, which is right on the water.

Thinking warm thoughts for everyone.


Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card. Beautiful flowers. I don't have the Alphabet Grid yet but can see how useful it would be. Off to watch the video shortly.

Sorry you've been unwell, Sue. Hope you are back on top form soon.

Congratulations to Karin on winning Wednesday's card. Enjoy.
Pam, hope you are o.k. Elaine, thinking of you all. Rosemary you are missed already.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

This die set is great for scrabble lovers and people who play games, so much you can do with it. Thanks for the video Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Scottydog said...

Sorry I forgot to comment! I NEED this die, so many possibilities & I love this card. Off to see if I can find it in stock somewhere. Thank you Sue!

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and where are you Pam?
I really love this card and am so tempted to buy the appropriate dies but my WANT list is so much longer than my NEED list that I will have to wait a while I think. I already have 3 alphabet die sets and I don't sell cards and....and....Can you tell i'm trying to resist?

Congratulations to Karin and hope you enjoy your comment win.
I hope Andrew is getting his treatment and feeling a little better.
Healing thoughts to all who need them.
Marie P.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue. Love the letters cake and leaves. Fantastic card. Laura O Springfield

Vie Carter said...

Oh I love this card