Saturday, 27 January 2018

Hot Air Balloon Stained Glass

Hello and welcome back!  The days are flying by and this post signals the end of day four of the blog launch.  We are not quite halfway through yet so no worries!  This final post is to showcase the Hot Air Balloon Stained Glass die.  It just works for so many occasions as it can be seen as a sort of metaphor for retirement, travel and holiday plans, birthdays or just because someone needs a pick me up card! LOL  Again, this stained glass will look lovely with pixie powders, gilding flakes, distress inks or glitters!  there are so many ways you can experiment with your Cosmic Shimmer products and use this die set.  Just a little reminder to leave your comment on this post and don't forget to make sure that your name stands out from everyone else leaving comments on the blog.  Add an alias or an surname initial or city where you are from, just something to distinguish your comment from anyone else with a similar name.  I only have a single set of each of the dies to give away.  All for now, Sue x

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164 comments:

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue, really like hot air balloons. Thank you. Xx

Yorkie girl said...

Ohhthis one is Gorgeous Sue and I think it has just made it onto me need list
I wish everyone luck in the draw
Thank you Sue
Theresa G xx

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue,
A beautiful card & definitely a die set that will suit many different occasions. Yvonne xx

Clai01 said...

Another stuuning die design and most enjoyable to colour in,
no matter what you use to create the stained glass effect, seems to look like a scene or a real window.
They make lovely cards and are very pretty. x
got to dash as Phill has just come on TV on Hochanda with more Sue dies !! x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and die set Sue x xhazel nottm

Judith Tucker said...

I love hot air balloons. Wanted to go in one the day my daughter was born, but hubby refused to let me go πŸ˜€

Liz said...

Love this stained glass die too, beautiful card.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

teresa young said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely die, another reminder for me of days gone by, of a balloon festival the use to take place near to where we use to live


Teresa (Terri)Young

Donita Naylor said...

Beautiful! Hard to decide between the sailboat and the hot air balloon.Just noticed than in the sailboat card, your clouds were blue and the sky white. It works!
Day four was thrilling!

Best,
Donita

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Love the design of this one.
Love
Karen in Telford x

sandy acland said...

A lovely card, suitable for all:0)

Sandy (tort)

Glennis said...

A great design, Sue

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely card for the last post of day four

Jenny jenster

Janice K said...

Good evening Sue,
A gorgeous glittery design using a fab unisex die.x
Janice K AC Bucks

Kitty Davies said...

Evening Sue.
thank you a lovely card and die set you are so clever.
Have a good evening Kitty Davies.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love your design for this die.
Your card is lovely and will suit many occasions. Must go to watch Phill now.
Jan x

karenlotty said...

A lovely die which I’d love in my arsenal

lindyloo12 said...

Another great die, and card, how do you think of them all Sue, again this is one that would be useful for both sexes.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I would love to go "up, up and away in your beautiful balloon" but I don't think they would be allowed to take off here today as it is so windy. Love the card and the die and a great ending to day 4. Watching Phill demo your dies on Hochanda and he has some gorgeous samples.

Frances

Scottydog said...

Could make good use of this die, but the sail boat stained glass will have to take preference.i like the way you have featured the sunset/sunrise on the die as this is when most rides take place. Brings back memories of over 25 years ago when I went up in a hot air balloon! Thank you Sue. A lovely end to the day.

Bargain B said...

Wow wow your ideas blow me away
Bargain B S York's x

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a stunning die. JUST FANTASTIC.

I absolutely love this die and the card you have made.

Lol Barbara W (WORCESTERSHIRE) xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another lovely stained glass die for the collection. Great card!
Doreen R

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue love this die with the sunrise/ sunset within it
Lynne L Haverfordwest

julie laz said...

Hi sue, just watching the show with Phil on hochanda with your Dies, wow we have sue everywhere lol loveing today cards
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

catherine lyons said...

Hi Sue
Another great die and card this would suit any occasions.
Catherine V94 xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Just right for paper piecing and so suitable for so many occasions. Love from Jackie xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Just right for paper piecing and so suitable for so many occasions. Love from Jackie xx

Ann said...

Good Evening Sue. Brilliant idea with the hot air balloon. Well done Sue. I love them both the sailing boat and this one. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card and die, one of your best stained glass dies.
B xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card & a fantastic die, so useful.

Michele

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a great card and a very good die love this card

JOY Xx

Karen Drew said...

Fab card and another brilliant die
Luv
Karen xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

The best for last for me today and up there as possibly my favourite so far....just gorgeous...

Sunset Bay said...

Another gorgeous stained glass summer card xxx

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card. Love hot air balloons.

J Brown said...

Wow, this is my favourite so far, adding to my wish list love Jane x

June Smith said...

Evening Sue and all Wilsonettes, I can honestly say that I didn't think you could better the yacht die but I think this just edged it slightly, I love it, the combination of colours and materials that you can use just on the actual balloon is mind blowing without the other areas to consider.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good evening Sue. Wow another fabulous day showcasing your new dies. I love both the sail boat and hot air balloon and have to confess I ordered these on preview to add to my collection - I now have all your stained glass dies, they are fabulous.
Marion S x

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, another stained glass to add to my collection, lovely, beautiful card, hugs Johanna Ash from Widnes

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what a beauty I can’t choose between the two what a gift on your special day your card is stunning thank you
Love you june Horrocks xxxxxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Just so much to say about the stained glass dies. They are perfect for beautiful small cards also. I still have the sail boat plus the Cityscape at the top of my list but I do love this one and you made it into a pretty card to show it off.
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. I am watching Phill show off some of your dies as well today.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Another fabulous stained glass die but please don't include me in the draw for this as it is already in my collection! Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Up, up and away!!
Mary Ellen (MEM)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another little beauty. Brilliant card and fantastic design.
Love and hugs Alison ( cratyalimecca) xx

theresa w said...

Hi again Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow another great die Sue x great for lots of occasions and can be used for any gender x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, loving the stained glass dies, fantastic card, wow, these are definitely on my list 😊 x

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely card Sue, love the stained glass look card today, it is fab, I locve the balloon theme which is similar to the last release, but so useful for men's cards I think. Also for children's cards too.

Thank you so much for your daily inspiration, muchly appreciated.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Beautiful sample Sue really really beautiful. Thanks for a lovely day xx

stitchingranny said...

Very nice, another one suitable for either the girls or the boys.

Hugs Helen (aka stitchingranny) xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty of a stained glass Die, the card is gorgeous
Donita I have to say that I loved your expression, my eyes were licking their lips, perfect for Sues cards

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Rosemary Stickland said...

Wow, this is beautiful ... I love hot air ballons!
Rosemary xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Another great die set, the designs of the stained glass dies just make me want to use bright colours with them. Love the card,
Thanks for sharing,
Heather
(Crafty Trebs)

Lyn Cleasby said...

Hi Sue, love this one as well. Wonderful image with so many possibilities.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another winning die and a lovely card.
Tooth Fairy Jo.

Karenladd said...

Oh, these stained glass designs are so unique and beautiful! I love how changing the colors can give a whole new look.
karenladd in California

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Truly gorgeous !! I'm absolutely loving this hot air balloon stained glass window, and your card is fantastic.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card and Die. Have had many fun associations with hot air balloons!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Absolutely stunning.

SHartl said...
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Craftcornucopia said...

That's day four soaring off into the sunset.... it's been great, so far, Sue. Thank you.

Diane in Wales x

Diane King said...

Great card. Diane in Spain .

NancyR said...

Love the stained glass! Great for all kinds of cards.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous picture for this die, I can see in my mind a lovely lantern with it and vellum, too! :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another lovely die set and the card is fab. Love the hot air balloon.

Barbara V

Tressa said...

Great die making an equally great card.

Teresa

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. Up Up and away we go with another
exciting die. Love it. Mavis L x

Sandra Holmes said...

Another lovely die.
Sandyh (hull)

STELLA MUNN said...

Lovely die & card. Really fun card. Thanks Sue x

Theresa Pace said...

fab stained glass window. you are getting really good at these, hugs xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue another great addition to the stained glass collection. Can be used for multiple occasions.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card and die. I love your hot air stain glass die, it is great and on my I want list.

Margaret
xx

SHartl said...

I really love the variety of your die designs and this is a fun contrast to the lacy, girlie dies that I already like! The stained glass look is awesome!
shartl loves cards

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this one as well.
VΓ©ronique Elizabeth

Netty The Runner said...

Another stunning card Sue.
Annette x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! A wonderful card using a truly GORGEOUS die !!! I love your Hot Air Balloon die just as much as the Sailing Boat die !!! I really don't think I could choose between them so I will just have to put them both on my huge wish list. I love the card you have made. I think I am a bit biased about this one because I love using my polished silk glitters on cards. (Especially with the stained glass dies of yours that I already have .) I think the Glitters produce such lovey professional looking results. Thank you. Sending lots of love to you Sue from
Tres X X X

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres X X X

Tres from Orpington X X X

dj from kettering said...

What a lovely way to end the day; a lovely
Die for all occasions!




Doreen x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Great card, this is another great die that is going to be on many wish lists.
This realise is really spot on.
Sleep well, hugs Brenda xxx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, What a stunning card!! A theme that can be used for so many occasions. Nanny Jo N Ireland

TOB said...

This is a definite "Up, Up. and away in my beautiful balloon" Love it. Hugs TOB xx

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!!!!
Need this die.

Barbara in Carnwath

Viki Banaszak said...

This is a beauty! I love all the sparkle.

Arlyn(O) said...

Another great card and stained glass die. Well done. Arlyn

Bejay Roles said...

Love it, Sue,
Another winner 😊
Bejay xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Just one word NEED

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all. WOW I love the style of this die and another great addition to the Stained glass collection. The hot air balloon will be a great design for leaving , travels and birthday cards. The way you have added the colours paper piecing is amazing. I have to say I have spotted the new sentiments , beautiful fonts.
Wendy

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors and a pretty sparkle on this beautiful card! Love the hot air balloon! This would be fun to paper piece too! Beautiful new die!
DeniseB in CA

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
As I’ve Mentioned I Love “The Stained Glass Collection”
I Loved “The Sail Boat” But “The Hot Air Balloon” Is Just Absolutely Beautiful
I Presume You’ve Used “The Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitters” That Come In A Wide
Range Of Outstanding Colours, “The Hot Air Balloon Stained Glass Die” Will Definitely Be
Joining By Collection Of Stained Glass Dies..............
Thank You For Another Truly Tremendous Day
My Favourite Die/Plus Card So Far Is “The Exceptional Skyline πŸŒƒ” I Loved How You Created The
Most Magnificent Background With Such Superb/Dramatic Colours....................
So “The Skyline Die” Is At Number One On My Ever Growing List.
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx

Kate's Cards said...

..........in my beautiful balloon. xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
They just keep coming Sue, another fabulous all occasion card and in stained glass too. Love it, totally confused now lol !!!
Hugs
Muriel x NSW

Littlelamb said...

Another beautiful card and die, this die will be used a lot I think. Thank you Sue.

Dawn Holben said...

As you say this is a fab card for so many occassions, another that i love the detail on.

Yvonne19856 said...

Another great card sue. Really like the stained glass dies. I have them all, so this is a must. Xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I agree this die could be used for cards for so many different occasions

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card lovely Die
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

ursula said...

Another really lovely stained glass die, great card for a man...thanks Sue....luv Ursula’s Crafty Vorner xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'd love to be in that balloon in the golden sky.....................
Fab card and it's of course a MUST-HAVE.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely die and card. Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon... I suppose that’s showing my age remembering that old advert for a slimming bread. Oh well.

Really like the stained glass dies. Once again something for everyone in this collection Sue.

Love Helen xxx

Eunice (Canada) said...

Beautiful card Sue, stained glass my favorite!!!!!

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Balloons and me have a lot in common - both full of hot air x
Beautiful new die x
Love your stained glass collection x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, another lovely Stained Glass Frame die, but have to say I prefer the Sail Boat Die, as in my dim distant past I used to do the odd bit of sailing.
Wendyx

Craftyhugs said...

Loving this one , stained glass balloon die. Imagine what you could do with it. I'm really liking your dies sue and adore how different they are compared to others. You've done some fab work and I love how you showcase your dies. Very talented and beautiful cards. What more could you want

Love
Crazy crafty hugs from bromsgrove

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card and a fantastic die! xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours that you have used. Great die,very restful.

Latenight SandyH said...

Love the colours you've used on this card. This die is a very useful addition to the stained glass collection.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and great die.Another winner.
Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Wendy L said...

Would be great for kids cards, xx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, WOW, love the colours used in this card. Glitter will work really well. My sister is a balloon enthusiast, so this will be brilliant for her. Hugs xx Pauline in South Africa

Karen Stalker said...

WOW - what a beautiful card. I love the way you have created the stained glass effect. Thanks for sharing. :-)
Karen aka BZEMum, Western Australia

StampNK said...

I love all of your dies but these stained glass ones really caught my eye. The colors are beautiful and really make it look like a glowing glass window!
Stampnk crafty

Barbara (C) said...

The stained glass collection is building up nicely and this latest one is a great addition for covering many occasions. I'm thinking male card along with retirement, holidays and many other events.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Chris Searle said...

I love the stained glass collection Sue. Keep them coming. X

Carolyn B said...



A ride in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list, so I over this die.

Carolyn B from Lincoln x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, love this die and the card. Hot air balloons give the illusion of flying away and leaving all your cares behind you. Perfect for a Sunday morning xx Carol E x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous.
Lydia
X

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssssss Sue and great colours
Gr Karin

BenteS said...

Another beautiful stained glass die - want them all ;))
Lovely card, looks so great with the shiny colours.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, yes another stained glass die that I just have to have. Love your card, the colours are fab, and the perfect sentiment to go with it. Bx

susyjune said...

Morning I just love these stained glass cards beautiful

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
This is pretty and as you say useful for so many occasions. The card is lovely too.
Love Diane G xxx

Jan Sayer said...

This is ven nicer than the yacht.
Jan
Northampton

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi again Sue. This is really lovely. I've got all sorts of ideas for it!! Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card . Love Jean Z xxxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Another stunning card sue love the stained glass dies. Laura O Springfield

Evis M said...


Hi Sue,
I just love this die. It is gorgeous as is your card.
I will definitely be getting this die and I can't wait to get my glitter out.
Regards,
Evis M.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beuatiful card and fabulous die. I like these colours better then the bright ones on the sailboat card.

Rolf xxx

Emily said...

Awesome card and die, Sue.
Hugs emily65

Jeannie Donnelly said...

What a fabulous die this is, beautiful card too.xx

Frm Jeannie D, Cookstown.

Pattyb said...

What a gorgeous Stained glass die! Love it! And your card highlights it beautifully!
Hugs, PattyB

Mary Jean Smith said...

This is a great stained glass die for all occasions. MaryJean in Arkansas USA

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a useful die, and a really pretty card x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Ah, another wonderful stained glass die. Good looking, too.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Loving these stained glass dies!!
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxxxxxxx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
Lovely card. I would love to see a video of you using distress inks and stained glass die.

Lisa J in Victoria

Crafty Clare said...

Super die for men’s cards
Clare Anne TW x

TDQ Karen said...
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TDQ Karen said...

Really love hot air balloon so this is perfect

Marjeta said...

Simply fantastic.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the hot air balloon stained glass, Fantastic die for men.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful addition to the stained glass collection!

Laura K, Buckinghamshire

Jayona said...

I'm really loving all these stained glass cards. They look stunning.

Vie Carter said...

Oh I do so love these stained glass effect die sets

This card is lovely

Vie
x

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, a great die for a man's card!

Lori from Canada

esquared said...

Just love this

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh Sue this is a stunning card. I do love those stained glass dies this one is a winner. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Karene M from Australia said...

Hi Sue, as you said, this die would be great for lots of different cards. I want this one too!

TracyM #6773 said...

Just wanted to say ...
... the sky's the limit with your CREATIVE TALENT Sue!
LOVE your card, LOVE your stained glass balloon die too!

Jean said...

Darling!!!

Maria Illsley said...

Stunning xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely addition to your Stained Glass Collection.
The Hot Air Balloon die will be so useful for so many different occasions.
Lovely card!!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Vanessa Hodgson said...

This is very nice, I love the card

Izzy said...

Lots of fun to be had with this die teaming it up with glitters, gilding flakes, Pixies, etc. etc...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Fabulous| AliJ Sussex

SHARICA said...

Another lovely die and stunning card xxx

SHARICA said...

Another lovely die and stunning card xxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hot air Balloon stained glass die - great idea and card

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful stained glass card and great die set. I love the stained glass range of dies.

AndreaH said...

The stained glass effect dies are my absolute favourites. So many ideas. Thankyou for being them out die. Xxx πŸ’œ xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and a lovely die, very useful too. AliJ Sussex

barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely adore all of the stained glass Dies! πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ’– TFS!

Darlene4527 said...

Love the stained glass dies! Love the whole collection!