Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Diamond Squares Background

Hello there my crafty friends!  We have the Diamond Squares Background die on offer this hour.  I have had this idea in my head for awhile and I am pleased as punch at how it has turned out.  The background has no outer cutting edge and can easily be extending to create longer background panels for your projects.  It looks amazing when embossed to as it adds so much detail!  If you like the look of this one, you know what to do!  I shall return for the final post of the day at 6pm.  Hope to see you then!  All for now Sue x

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177 comments:

Kate's Cards said...

This looks to be a really useful die. One that would be pulled out of the draw many times. Xxx

Pussycats said...

Good afternoon Sue and all. what a fantastic Diamond Square back ground die and the card is stunning. I think this is also a go to die what would wold come in very useful . I like the idea that you extend the die.
Wendy

Stephanie Cotterill said...

WOW ☺ !!!

Suemac said...

A great background die

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another one that I wasn't sure how I'd use, but seeing the post I want...! Gorgeous die, gorgeous card.

hettygarlick said...

That's a really different idea. Nice!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue your card is gorgeous. That background die is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue, I have been waiting to see this die and I love it. Your card is stunning
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a clever die and could easily be used for men's cards. Another winner from you. Please Sue if my name happens to come up in the draw then please ignore it as I was lucky enough to win a beautiful set of dies last time. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
WOW.This is simply amazing.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, now this die has got to be my absolute favourite from the whole release, it is stunning and fits so well with all the noble dies too. Would love to win this but what will be will be, so good luck everyone x

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

lydia jordan said...

Afternoon Sue,
When I saw this in the packet I didn't think I woul use it but seeing your lovely sample I've changed my mind.
Lydia
x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is amazing. Seeing it on the shelf, would never have imagined how it could come out. Do any of your other squares fit around it?

Babs Newman said...

Yet another brilliant die,lovely card. Babs bruciesbabe.x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Hello Sue, a lovely background die. Thank you for all the inspiration xx

J Brown said...

Whats to say, great idea and it looks fabulous, love Jane x

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
How did I overlook this die on previews, it's fabulous, so useful for non fussy cards.
Best wishes
Dorianne in Pembrey

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I can understand why you are so pleased with how this die has turned out, I think it is absolutely stunning.

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

TDQ Karen said...

I love this and can think of so many uses for it x

Sunset Bay said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love this one xxx

Scottydog said...

Was wondering how this one works - now I know it is fairly near the top of the NEED list as I think this will be so useful. Thank you so much Sue!

Chris Curry said...

The picture of the die does not do it justice. An amazing background on a beautiful card. Thank you Sue. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the card. You know how to really show how they combine together so well. WakeyL

Judith Tucker said...

I like this die, can see some interesting backgrounds created with this

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and Die, love it and how it looks with the beautiful lace edger too

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon, seeing it in use I can see how useful & different that Die is. I will put that on my list of must acquire. Love the card with the Michelle die. Thank you Sue x

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Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card showcasing not only the ingenious Diamond Squares background but the lovely Michelle also. I can see this background being very much a go-to for all types of cards and the fact that it can be extended is a bonus.

Jan D - I hope you can recover from Hurricane Irma sooner rather than later, just glad you are ok. Enjoy some time in your re-discovered craft room.

Frances

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
this die design reminds me of a quilt pattern also and makes a lovely background. x

STELLA MUNN said...

This looks to be an interesting die - always good to have non-flowery backgrounds for the fellas!!!! Thanku Sue xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

This die looks very interesting.
Rosemary xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. This die looks intriguing, I can't wait to see further samples using it.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This one looks very interestng and original.
Looking forward to seeing more samples.
Véronique Elizabeth

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Beautiful card Sue, absolutely love that background! Xx

Frm Jeannie D, Cookstown.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇
Well Done My Friend Another Truly Tremendous, Outstanding Card I Just Love The Colour Combination
I Make A Lot Of Square Cards So This Particular Cutting Die Is Perfect 👌
“The Diamond ♦️ Square Background Die Set” (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
You’ve Also Used “The Exceptional Chantilly Edger” (From The Configurations Collection 3 Cutting Dies) You’ve
Chosen The Largest Of The Three Dies It Looks Like Lace, Then Placed Either Side Of Your Elaborate Card Where
You Have Included Glitter Also A String Of Pearls To Your Fabulous Background Cutting Die.
You Then Cut Out An Aperture Within “The Diamond Square Background Die” Using “The Luxurious Michelle Cutting Die”
(From The Frames/Tags Collection) Then After Adding Mounting Foam To The Back Of Your Background Frame
You Placed Your Michelle Die Into The Centre Of Your Card....
Just A Magical Cutting Die I’m Sure You’ve Got Lots Of Superb Cards To Share With Us Using This Card.........
Sue, I Can’t Thank You Enough For All Your Extremely Hard Work
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A interesting background die. Beautiful card.
Kate from Kendal

Tressa said...

The packaging doesn't start to give a real idea of this die in use. It needs Your lovely card to show that this background will be a very useful one for cards for all ages and sexes.

Teresa

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is really different and at almost 4ins Square is a good size! I don’t do cms!! Ha ha! I find it most helpful that you put the sizes on your Dies!
Lovely card and lovely Die! Like the Sentiment Die too and the cute flower!
Jan D - sorry to hear you were affected by Hurticane Irma but glad you are alright!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fabulous background die.

Anonymous said...

love the card and the colours. I think this die would be fantastic for male themed cards especially but then it still looks great with florals for a female card. Another one to add to the wish list. Sara Bailey

Bejay Roles said...

Another great background die, Sue. One that can be used for any occasion. Love it!
Bejay xx

Denise Bryant said...

Adds a pretty texture to your card! Love the design!
DeniseB in CA

Craftcornucopia said...

Great choice for a background die, Sue. Lots of possibilities, me thinks.

Diane in Wales x

Susan Battensby said...

Lovely background die.
This would be used again and again, so useful.

carron mcneil said...

lovely background die the design is fab xx

FROM CARRON WITH A C FROM GLASGOW XX

P Austen said...

Great card which shows off Michelle on a beautiful background. Such a good die to have in your stash. Hugs xx Pauline in South Africa

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Very unusual design. I wasn't sure how to use it but the card brings it to life. Lovely.
Love
Karen in Telford x

theresa w said...

Hi again Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic die Sue x although it looks sooo pretty on your card it would be sooo useful for mens cards too x I can understand why you are so pleased with it Sue , so am I x thankyou so much for showing all your new dies like this as I don't have a local stockist so have to rely on the net and the packaging never does them justice x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card and very interesting die! I'm intrigued by it, the stitcher in me makes me want to combine both my hobbies!x
Janice K AC Bucks

Anne said...

My favourite today - so far! Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a great idea love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

julie laz said...

Ooo sue well this is different and unusual, card is beautiful that blue is my favourite colour, can’t wait to get my hands on this,
very unusual die, want to see this in action crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

lion_tamer said...

Soooo beautiful lovely card and die x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue well another die that looks so different when seen in action. This will be a great addition to everyone's collection. Live from Jackie xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Only one word to say - GORGEOUS.
I wasn't quite sure about this one but now I've seen it "in the flesh" I think it's a great die, so useful for backgrounds and a change from embossing folders..
Hugs, Rose

Liz said...

Love this die, it makes a fabulous background. Gorgeous card.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and it's great to see how the die cuts, it was difficult to imagine the look it would give.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather
(Crafty Trebs)

Donita Naylor said...

Hmm. I fell asleep after seeing this sample and dreamed you could sift flour with it. Actually, you could probably use it to decorate a cake with powdered sugar.

i keep nodding off. See you at the last sample.

Best,
Donita

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
This die is going to be so useful and without the outside cutting edge I can easily make any size I need the design is beautiful
Thank you for the opportunity to win one
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Theresa G xx

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a wonderful design! I love the card you made.

NancyR said...

Wow, I love it! I like to be able to add interest to the background other than embossing.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Glennis said...

Love this one - so many uses!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card and new dies.

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. This looks to me as though it is a go to for any occasion . Well done Sue. I love dies that can be used for men and women alike. So many ideas going around in my head. What have you done to us. Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

karenlotty said...

This is very different I need it now! As it would suit a card I am currently making
Your card is very pretty

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and die. Your diamonds squares background die is beautiful with lots of uses.

Margaret
xx

TOB said...

Very different die, but can see me using this a lot. Great card. Hugs TOB xx

Karen Drew said...

Love this die. So versatile. My favourite one so far..............today!!!!
Luv
Karen. X

rjsmusic said...

Very pretty background! Love the card!

Chantal said...

Super card, love the great die.
Hugs, Chantal S

Janet Wilson said...

Great die, will be useful for lots of things, & I love your card.

Janet Wilson in Menston

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fab die and very beautiful card Sue

gr karin

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning background!! Would be very useful!!
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxxxxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful die and card Sue xx hazel nottm

Netty The Runner said...

A great background die Sue.
Annette x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This die is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Lovely card too. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs.

dj from kettering said...


I can see that being so useful, perhaps lightly inked
Just to catch the raised spots,



Doreen x


CCM said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful background die and a beautiful card as well.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Carmen-Dorothy

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Love your card.
This die would be perfect for everyone. Add some flowers etc. great for female cards, but equally great background for our male cards. Another brilliant idea. Thank you. Hugs Brenda xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This die is such a surprise, it is not at all like I expected. Yet I'm not sure how I expected it to look, lol. It will be so useful. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, it's a very different background die, beautiful! Very versatile, it can match with any other die!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Wow Wow Wow !!!! this is a stunning background die, and your card is exquisite !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kitty Davies said...

Hello Sue.
Well this one is different and so very useful, a lovely background Thank you.
Have fun Kitty Davies.

ursula said...

Oooooo I can see that this is a must have die, can be used for so many different cards, I love the one you have made here Sue...beautiful...luv Ursula's Crafty Corner...xx

Lilly said...

This background die is so different but your stunning card shows just how beautiful and useable it is. Lilly (Lilly's Craft Corner)

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue the diamond squares will be such a useful
addition to my dies. Love the card Mavis L x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card. I like this background die. I actually thought the background was made with a strip. This would be so much easier.

Love Helen xxx

Jean Z said...

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

rosiejt said...

I certainly do like the look of this one. No wonder you're pleased with it!

Pattyb said...

Love this Diamond Squares Die! So versatile........as shown by your gorgeous card!
Hugs, PattyB

Lyn Cleasby said...

This is really interesting, Sue. So many possibilities. I like that it doesn't have a border so can be extended easily.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love this background die and the card is lovely.

Barbara V

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is so different a lovely alternative to embossing folders.
Jan D its lovely to see you back.

Narrowboat girl said...

Saw this one on a sneaky peek and wasn’t impressed but have changed my mind now I have seen it in use

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue.
A great background die. So useful and multifunctional. I can see it becoming a classic 'go to' die for all occasions. And the card you have made really proves my theory. It's gorgeous. Xxx

BenteS said...

Wow, this is a great and versatile die!
Lovely card too :))

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Thus is an interesting die, I would have thought it was an embossing folder if I'd have seen it without the description. Beautiful card again.
Love Diane G xxx

Jean said...

What a fun die

Sheila Barns said...

A lovely background die set.

Cathie Weary said...

I think this die would be quite useful for backgrounds.

CraftyJo said...

The two Easter cards you showed earlier are lovely but I didn't comment there as I never make them ;) This background die is a different matter though - love it!

jenny Briggs said...

Hi sue

What a great die and a really lovely card

Jenny jenster

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue another lovely card and fantastic die, hugs Johanna Ash from Widnes

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue,
A beautiful card with a beautiful die, I can see this getting used for any occasion.Yvonne xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What an unusual die! I love the card and the die.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, this is such a lively background. Love this card its very pretty x

Emily said...

Very nice die and card, Sue. Love your color.
Hugs, emily65

Sue MacFall said...

This background die is so different from anything I have seen - great !! Thank you Sue.

sued99 said...

This looks really useful. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it. X

Craftychris said...

Wow! Fabulously useful die and looks fab on your gorgeous card! Craftychris from Bournemouth! xxx

gailgale said...

What a fun new background die!!!

Thank you Sue!!!

Elizabeth Louise said...

Interesting die, reminds me of an upscale version of the pegboard .....

Chris’ partner Elizabeth - wonder if he’ll read this ;)

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love this Die as it makes an interesting background.

Michele

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Your dies remind me of going clothes shopping Sue, there are some things that don’t grab you on the rack, then you try them on and WOW !
Great idea, go to die and beautiful card.
Hugs
Muriel NSW x

Littlelamb said...

Wow what a brilliant die. Another must have. So many uses. Thank you Sue.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Very interesting die, love the card.

Hugs to all and extras for our missing friends
Maria x

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!!!
The die is very different and really jumps out at you, will definitely be added to my list.

Barbara in Carnwath

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A really different die design, no doubt that it's a winner. Sue xxx

graham Brand said...

Love this background die! I could use it on so many different cards and on layouts too!
Sharon in Toronto -8C!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab card !!! I already had my eye on this die. I just knew I would love when I saw it in action !!! Just GORGEOUS !!! I think I now have so many "must haves" there is not really much of your new collection left that is not on my wish list !!! This Diamond background die is going to be another one of those essential dies for me. Such a beautiful generic design. Suitable for anyone. Thank you. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres X X X

Lots of love to everyone from Tres X X X

Tres from Orpington X X X

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Fabulous background die so unusual and the card is gorgeous

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a great background die and the lovely Michelle looks beautiful against it.
Donita, are you dreaming of cake?
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card & lovely background die I think it till be a really useful die a must have for me
Jan D so sorry you were affected by hurricane Orman hope everything 8s fixed for you soon
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A gorgeous card and a really useful background die.
Tooth Fairy Jo.

Jan Sayer said...

A great background die.
Jan
Northampton

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic die sue. Really pretty die. Laura O Springfield

Nanny Jo said...

That's pretty, Sue....but it would also be great on a masculine card. Nanny Jo N Ireland

Margaret Rogers said...

I can see this die getting a lot of use
Margaret from Huddersfield

Sanny59 Jenkins said...

I’ve got it and can’t wait to play....😀 wow, what a fab did x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely die, the background looks fantastic and different. Carol E x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I love the card you've made with the diamond background. A fabulous edition.

Sandra Holmes said...

What a great idea!
Sandyh (hull)

Dawn Holben said...

I have had my eye on this as i couldn't quite see how it would look
and i have to say i love it and that there is cutting edge so it can be extended.
Such a useful background for so many cards. x

Lynda's craft's said...

Oh wow loving you background Die its gorgeous Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Very useful background die, an essential. Lovely card too. Xx

Eunice (Canada) said...

This card is stunning Sue!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a great background design, this will certsinly be a winner just like your beautiful card!
Lesley S x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background die and card.
Regards,
Evis M.

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
Really neat background die. Love the look of it on this card. I'm also liking that Edger more and more.
Lisa J in Victoria

lritchie said...

Beautiful die Sue, love those little eggs!

Lori from Canada

Latenight SandyH said...

This background die is sure to be very useful, a real all-rounder.
Take care everyone.

Craftyhugs said...

Wow this is gorgeous. So versatile and love the effect it gives. Stunning card she
Crazy crafty hugs from bromsgrove

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, you have certainly designed a fab background die here, love the pattern. Your card is lovely. Bx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful die,gives a different and lovely background.

Karenladd said...

This die is so unique and would add beautiful texture and design to any project.
karenladd in California

Carolyn B said...


This is a great die, and so different. I love the card.

Carolyn B from Lincoln

Izzy said...

Love the concept and this would be such a useful die, a great addition to the crafty arsenal...

Izzy

susyjune said...

What a different die Its wonderful so useful for male cards

gwen70 said...

Wonderful die

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a wonderful card and a gorgeous background die...

Rolf xxx

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!
GROOVY, COOL, AWESOME, SUPER die - what a creative design, perfect for him, perfect for her, perfect as it is, perfect with bundles of bling too ... needless to say, I LOVE IT :)

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning card! And a wonderful die.
Anne xo

SHARICA said...

Definitely gets you thinking out of the box for this set .. Fab die and card xxx

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely background die Sue, with lots of possibilities I think.

I love the card you have made using it.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver xxx

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card. I absolutely love the background die. Perfect addition to a card. It is a wonderful alternative to using embossing folders for the background.

Denise Hancock said...

Great background die and card

stitchingranny said...

This looks as if it would become a very handy die to have in your stash.

Hugs Helen aka Stitchingranny

Heidi MT said...

Great idea, hope you soon will show an example where you also embossed it.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, great background and gorgeous card!

Lori from Canada

Nana on the Hill said...

What a great die, really universal. Love the card too x

America said...

oh my goodness - I MUST get this BG too! LOVE this design too!

lindyloo12 said...

The diamond squares background is another one that will be very useful, and the card looks beautiful too.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Background squares die is giving this card a lovely effect
Love it brilliant card

JOY Xx

Diane King said...

So different. Great. Diane in Spain

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, beautiful die, love the diamond squares background.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Vanessa Hodgson said...

Really like this background die and the card is lovely too x

teresa young said...

Hi Sue love this background die, how do you do it such great designs

Teresa (Terri) Young

Karene M from Australia said...

Hi Sue, another great die! It makes such an interesting background, I’m sure it would be very useful.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I like this background design too.

Lots of interesting cards can be made from this. Cannot wait to get this one.

Love n hugs to everyone.

Dorothy of Baldock

Maria Illsley said...

Ohh a different design of background Sue. A very nice card I look forward to seeing more samples with this die xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, this is so different to the usual background dies, another great addition to the background die arsenal.
Wendyx

barbara macaskill said...

Must have this awesome background design! TFS!

Darlene4527 said...

This is another beautiful background die!

DeCor said...

A what a lovely bit of kit. Gores design

Vie Carter said...

I am in love with this die, makes this most wonderful background

Vie
x

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful die, will make the most fabulous backgrounds.

jennywren112

Theresa Pace said...

love this background die, hugs xx