Monday, 29 January 2018

Ivy Garden Background

Hi blog friends!  The next die set up on offer today is the Ivy Garden Background.  This die set is unique in that you get a focal image and  four corners which act as a frame around it or can be used separately.  It isn't a background per se, but with the ivy theme running through it, you can easily use it as a background for your cards and other projects.  I love how it looks when cut from a pixie powdered piece of card!  You can see that the corners look fab even when using the negative piece too!  I hope you are going to leave your comments here so you are entered into the drawing!  The third post of the day is at 3pm.  Please make a point of coming back by for a quick peek.  All for now, Sue x

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188 comments:

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fabulous die set, and a gorgeous card.

Sandra Holmes said...

Absolutely stunning!!

sandyh(hull)

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and the die set is looking like another must have. I think this release is exceptional.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather
(Crafty Trebs)

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Hi Sue, what a striking card and very beautiful die set, love it! Xx

Frm Jeannie D, Cookstown.

carron mcneil said...

beautiful this would be ideal for cards for lots of occasions

FROM CARRON WITH A C FROM BONNIE SCOTLAND XXX

Netty The Runner said...

Great card and die Sue.
Annette x

ursula said...

You really do amaze me at how versatile you make your dies, can be used in so many ways....your thought process is just amazing....I love this card too, especially made with the pixie powders....brilliant...luv Ursula's Crafty Corner xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning die set. I love the versatility of the positive and negative.
Véronique Elizabeth

redfox said...

I LOVE this set. To be honest I love leaf dies and have quite a few , but there's always room for a new one!! And this is an unusual design but I think very useful. Enjoying this launch very much especially as I had a fall recently and haven't been able to do much crafting, so it's just lovely to look at all of these lovely dies and beautiful cards. Thanks Sue and love to all Sarah

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card and die!
Hugs x
Heather T

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, the colours are just so lovely.
This is another die to go on the 'will buy' list.
Regards,
Evis M.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card and the dies are stunning you are so clever all these beautiful new dies

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The ivy garden background is gorgeous whether cut into or out of the card, love the card too

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

NancyR said...

Beautiful! I love dies that have so many different looks and uses, especially using both positive and negative.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Carol Woodward said...

love this die, so versatile and i love ivy leaves.
lovw and wishes
Carol uk

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue this is stunning the dies are beautiful and the colours you have chosen are beautiful what a fantastic few days this has been you must be so proud
See you later love always June Horrocks xxxx

Karene M from Australia said...

Hi Sue, this die set looks wonderful, and I love the look you have created with the pixie powdered card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card and die. Love the background colours.
Kate from Kendal

sandy acland said...

Another great looking die/card. This could even be for a male which is always a bonus.

Sandy (tort)

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Sorry I haven't been commenting not because I haven't liked the dies I have but I have had very little time to myself - life getting in the way of life so to speak, never mind. I love those you have posted so far today, they are gorgeous.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I didn’t expect to feel I’d like this one - silly me! Should know better by now! It’s a very useful and different Die and the card is lovely too.
Thank you!
Pat L - I’m so glad your Son is ok. Thanks for the message! x
Love to all,
Myra.( Friend of Maureen) xx

Wendy Downes said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous die and card.
Wendy Downes I.O.W

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. Wow the ivy is beautiful have the border die so
will go well together. Mavis L x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those dies are just amazing. Ivy patterns are useful for so many cards. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such an unusual die and so striking, especially in this colour. I've said it before and I say it again - how do you keep thinking of so many different ideas?!! I love leaf dies as I usually always put flowers on cards so this one is just perfect. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Babs Newman said...

Yet another stunner, don't know what is coming next. Babs bruciesbabe.x

Jan Jay said...

Love this die Sue, what a fab card so pretty x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely and fresh and smart card Sue. Thank you. Xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow, a fabulous set. Would be so useful for lots of different occasions.

Bejay Roles said...

Fantastic, Sue,
You can never have too many background dies and ivy can be used all year round. What a stunning die!
Bejay xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What are you doing to us another beautiful die how can anyone possibly pick a favourite?

sharon casey said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card and die set I didnt think I would like this much but seeing it made up it is beautiful and has lots of uses,

Have a lovely day all
love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Suemac said...

Beautiful die and. Card

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning! The NEEDS list is ever-growing...........
Hugs, Rose

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, sorry I like die, but think that using all the elements together is a bit to fussy for me. I think I would have to use the elements separately. Love the corner elements of this die.
Wendyx

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful die set. Can see many useful ideas for this.

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Thank you a lovely little card and pretty die set.
I love all the flowers,folage and lacey dies.
Take care Kitty Davies.

Emily said...

Pretty die and card,Sue. Green for spring.
Hugs, emily65

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is a lovely sample

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

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Beautiful card and innovative die set. Love the ivy. Versatility yet again. Has us itching to have a play.....

Love Helen xxx

Tressa said...

I Like this die set. A change of colour with the season makes this an all year round die. Yeh! I know ivy is usually green or shades of..... but there is artistic license to put into play here!!!

Teresa

Wacki Macky said...

Wow Sue, I love the card you have made using this die set it is stunning.

This is surely going to be one of my favourites and I have already added it to my craft stash but have not had time to use it yet - I shall tomorrow!

Thank you soooo much for your daily inspiration and for such wonderful dies for us to use to try to emulate your creativity.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver xxx

Anonymous said...


This set is gorgeous Sue, and I know if I had one it would be used often and in so many ways.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
This is a pretty card and very useful versatile die set.
B x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Yet another lovey die - they just keep coming! Amazing!!
Doreen R

karenlotty said...

Very pretty It looks like this is another one than be snipped into as well

lydia jordan said...

Afternoon Sue,
Another fabulous set of dies. beautiful card.
Lydia
X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a spring fresh card, but could also be nice in gold or silver at Christmas.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, another lovely die, I’m waiting for your finishing touches that come at the end of your Collection as I always buy them first, I don’t know why, but I’ve always do it that way and then I write a list of what to buy next, I no I’m crazy lol crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue

Gr Karin

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue I think this die set is just great and your card is beautiful love from Jackie xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely card and die set.The Ivy Garden background can be used in so many ways, using both positive and negative, all components or each die can be used separately. You can create so many cards using only this die set. What you can wish for more?
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

Cdteach said...

I do love anything with ivy and this set is amazing.

Jan

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and another die set which is so different.I love the idea of having the corners too.
Jan x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, just like Flora this die set is something a little different for you and I love it. Using both positive and negative on the same card is probably not something I would have thought of but it works. Love the pixied card that you have used.

Frances

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue and this die set looks to be so useful for many occassions.
Marion S x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my.... How much versatile is this die set??? Totally useful! Wonderful idea making all the pieces for positive and negative, surely it's a must have for everyone!
Love the use of pixie powdered paper for your card!Great work, very inspiring!

dragonswing said...

Wow! These are some really pretty cards using these dies. I think I am going to have to splurge and order them.

Littlelamb said...

Love this Ivy die. Didn’t think I needed anymore leaf dies but think I do now. Thank you for sharing this Sue.

dj from kettering said...



My number of favourites has just increased by
One more!!!! I do love Ivy dies,



Doreen x

Scottydog said...

Like the way you have showcased the positive & Negative, another versatile die. Thank you Sue!

Jean said...

Love this!!!

STELLA MUNN said...

Gorgeous card & great die. Thanks Sue x

teresa young said...

Even though it is Ivy and not Shamrock,the image of St Patrick's day came to mind,this is a lovely die


Teres (Terri) Young

Helen jones said...

Hi beautiful die set love the card

gwen70 said...

Oh dear Sue what are you doing to my purse, such a beautiful die and a gorgeous card

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and die set. Your ivy garden die set looks to be very versatile.

Margaret
xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely die set.
Rosemary xx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
What wonderful colours. I initially thought that it was a background die. Very versatile.
Lisa J in Victoria

Cards2Di4 said...

Well!! You've done it again, Sue. Amazing and beautiful. So versatile. Love it. Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely and very useful die set.
Tooth Fairy Jo.

Pattyb said...

Wow! Your new dies are gorgeous! This one is so unique!
Love your card, too, Sue!
Hugs, PattyB

Pawprintx4 said...

The ivy in our yard is taking over so why not on a card? This die has crept on my wish list! Your card using the gorgeous green Pixies is fabulous. How could we resist?
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Sarah Wrightson said...

Afternoon Sue, a very pretty die for which I can see many uses xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇
Well You’ve Done It Yet Again You’ve Created A Cutting Die With So Many Uses
Extremely Versatile It Can Be Transformed/Converted By Just Snipping Here/There
The Beautiful Ivy Corners Were Used With “The Bella Die Set” You Had Cut Them Out Of
“Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card” Showing Whether You Use Colour Or Just Plain White Card
They Look Tremendous I Love The Centre Cutting Die.
Just Think Of All Those Beautiful Flowers That The Ivy Corners Will Look Terrific With..............
Take Great Care 👍My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

rjsmusic said...

So pretty! Love the card!

Sue MacFall said...

Amazing dies - thy are so pretty and intricate. Thank you, Sue.

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue.
What a lovely intricate die set. This would look perfect in a frame with a lovely verse or quote inside. A bit like how you have presented it on your card. Lovely. Xxx

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Another very unusual die. Very pretty.
Love
Karen in Telford x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card,gorgeous green background for the very intricate die,love it.
Best wishes
Karen M (in sunny Australia)

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely enchanting x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, a really useful die for lots of occasions. Hugs xx Pauline in South Africa

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Another super die so useful X

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love how you have managed to get the essence of the rhythm of the natural ivy in your design of this ivy die. As a florist, I always enjoyed using ivy in my floral pieces. There are very few greens that naturally give the fluid line that ivy does in floral arrangements. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card, it is very pretty.
The die can be used in many ways so it is yet another one for the list!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Berina RGA said...

Ah! I love this die set, especially the corner dies. So so pretty! I love your card.

Sunset Bay said...

Lovely ivy leaves. Another staple xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Really unusual and beautiful design xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and die set. I love ivy! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning die set, I love any ivy dies and this is a must have for me....gorgeous post.

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
My poor wishlist is growing ever longer; this set HAS to go on it!!! Your card is gorgeous. X
Janice K AC Bucks

Denise Bryant said...

Love the negative die cut corners on this pretty card! Nice effect! Beautiful ivy design in this pretty set of dies!
DeniseB in CA

Vie Carter said...

Another useful addition to your ivy die sets

Lovely card

Vie
x

Judith Tucker said...

Fabulous card and die set

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow...what a beauty!!! I do love a bit of ivy!!!
Hugs
Sam Thapa
xxxxxxxxxx

Clai01 said...

Really lovely card as Ivy can be for all seasons too. x

hollyberry said...

Very different take on ivy in this die. Love the beautiful card, colours are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

love the ivy die set; can see many possibilities for this design. WakeyL

lritchie said...

Lovely die Sue, so uniquely different!

Lori from Canada

Kate's Cards said...

Wow! This is just so versatile. xxx

catherine lyons said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful die and card and die love the colour
Catherine V94 xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
another WOW card with your unique dies
Pat x

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this Ivy die, and the way you've used it on your card is brilliant, another big hit Sue x

Anne said...

I can see this being a really useful set, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue,
Another beautiful card with yet another beautiful die set. Yvonne xx

Karen Drew said...

Wow!! This die set really stands out. Gorgeous card
Luv
Karen xx

Janet Wilson said...

I love the ivy, this is a gorgeous die set, & the card is fab

Janet Wilson in Menston

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. You keep surprising us with all these lovely dies. I love the ivy and this die would be so use full. Good luck with the new launch Sue. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Don't know where my earlier comment went to, good job I decided to look back at all the wonderful remarks, better do the same with all the other posts ! Anyway this is gorgeous Sue. I have the Greek Ivy collection so why wouldn't I want this beauty ? I'm so excited to see more samples over the week's and months. Hope you're enjoying catching up with all the amazing comments xxx

BenteS said...

The die is absolutely gorgeous, and the card shows it off very well :))
Another to put on the wish list..

Glennis said...

Gorgeous, I love the ivy theme

Craftcornucopia said...

This is my favourite, so far. I'm going to try to make this card.

Diane in Wales

Viki Banaszak said...

This is an amazing card! I am intrigued by this die. Ivy everywhere.

jenny Briggs said...

Hello Sue

Lovely card and I love the way you could use it this die

Jenny jenster

Craftychris said...

I love how you have used this wonderful die! Craftychris from Bournemouth! xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a great card and amazing dies... It seems that the middle is made for sentiments!

Rolf xxx

Rosie said...

Another stunning die and gorgeous card Sue...
LOve Rosie from Chorley...xxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This ivy garden die would be very useful ur card is so good doesn’t look like a card looks like it’s in a frame

JOY Xx

sued99 said...

Wow. I just love this set. X

craftynanna said...

Beautiful die and you get the corner die as well, brilliant, the card is lovely, hugs Johanna Ash from Widnes

Pussycats said...

Hello sue and all... Beautiful die to add to the collection. The ivy garden would be a great design for both the ladies and gentlemen. I do like the honeycomb die in the middle.
Wendy

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Another splendid set, centrepiece and corner elements, you really do spoil us!!

Krafty Runner x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card & a very versatile Die.

Michele

Lyn Cleasby said...

This is a really interesting set. Love the bright colour in the card sample.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Love this set of dies they will go so well with one of your earlier collections, the name escapes me at the moment! Beautiful card too, you are spoiling us today.
Love Diane G xxx

rosiejt said...

What an interesting and unusual die set. Love this launch altogether!

Nanny Jo said...

A very beautiful and versatile die set, Sue....perfect as a focal element, or just for embellishments. Nanny Jo N Ireland

Fikreta said...

so very nice!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This ivy die set is so pretty and will co-ordinate beautifully with the original ivy dies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

SHartl said...

Wow!! This card is so fresh and beautiful and that ivy die is different from anything I've seen before. What an awesome die and project!
shartl loves cards

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is fab and i love how it looks with the pixie powders.

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
This die set is certainly a bit different!!!!

Barbara in Carnwath

Sandra Holmes said...

Seen the video for this one. Really beautiful.
Sandyh (hull)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This die and card are so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

lindyloo12 said...

Love the ivy corner dies, something that little bit different.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Lovely card and lovely die
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Another lovely card and die. It does look great in the green, I noticed the corners on a previous card and they looked great also. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Sheila Barns said...

A very unusual die set.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Another beautiful card love this die so nice to have the corners too so many ways to use this one
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Jomada-Dawn said...

Sorry, I'm coming late to this launch series, as my Dad has been in hospital - he came home on Friday but I think both Mum and I must have picked up the lurgy when visiting, as we've both been laid low!

This ivy design is lovely - would work so well with the fairy/nature stamps that I like.

Narrowboat girl said...

Simply stunning Sue. Love the corners especially. This die release has certainly got my creative juices flowing

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I love this wonderful card !!! I love the green pixie powdered background. Your Ivy Garden dies are gorgeous !!! I love the whole set. The circle of Ivy is something a bit different and the corner Ivy dies are beautiful Sue. Even the center lattice die is fab. Thank you for sharing your fab dies and card. 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

lion_tamer said...

Great card could use this die so much x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love this gorgeous card. This die will be a great addition to my stash .... I really need it!
Hugs Brenda xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Oh wow! I love how the negative image looks as good as the positive. Sue xxx

Vanessa Hodgson said...

Lovely die set and a lovely card xx

Sunnybec said...

So many fabulous dies in this collection.

theresa w said...

Hi again Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another fantastic set Sue x it's really special x the addition if the corners really makes this so versatile x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Elizabeth Louise said...

Wow - Another stunner! This is very different with the corners and centre from anything I’ve seen before....

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

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Three more beautiful cards to wake up to today. I just watched the video on this one Sue, it is fabulous. This die set is almost a stand alone die kit lol !! The gorgeous corners, the negative frame, beautiful centre and yes, it goes so well with the octagons, they are becoming more of a need with each sample. The pixie powders are so effective
Hugs
Muriel NSW x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Yet another gorgeous die that is so very versatile. A must have xx

Liz said...

Love this set of dies, so different and usual. I love how they could be used just in the corners of a card as well as altogether.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Such a pretty Die Sue your card is gorgeous
Love Lynda Brock xx

Yorkie girl said...

Beautiful die Sue I need a second mortgage to be able to buy all the Sue dies on my Need list
Good luck folks
Theresa G xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Super die set. Love the pixie powder colours on this card.

Karenladd said...

This is just wonderful and gives a very unique look to your beautiful card. My mind is teeming with ideas to use this one!
karenladd in California

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, when I saw this, I actually said ooooooh out loud! this die is superb and your card is just so gorgeous, love the colours. I think this has just gone to number one, as I love my other ivy dies and this would work so well with them. Bx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card! I love this die set too. My wish is groaning at another addition :) x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card and die Sue xx hazel nottm

Maria Illsley said...

just perfect xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Very interesting and intricate dies these look.
Beautiful card,

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl x aka nuttinanni

Anonymous said...

GM Sue. Great die. CraftyClareW

Theresa Pace said...

love vine leaves. this set can be so versatile, hugs xx

Izzy said...

Love all your Ivy dies Sue so this set is now on the must-have list, I can see so much playtime to be had with it...

Izzy

susyjune said...

Morning All Yet another lovely card and die

Christine said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card and die set. Love the way you’ve cut it from pixied paper, would it look equally nice in white on a coloured background.
Christine (Andypandy) xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Another lovely card and die, I think I might use this as part of my Paddy's Day cards. Arlyn

Chantal said...

Love this card, stunning dies.
Hugs, Chantal S

Jean said...

Just wonderful!

Laura O' Connor said...

Love the ivy die.Laura O Springfield

StampNK said...

This might be one of my favorite die designs so far as it is really different and beautiful for any time of year.
Stampnk crafty

AndreaH said...

Oh yes Yes and another YES. This die set is brilliant. What a FABULOUS design. It's suitable for many creations.not just cards. TFS Sue. Xxx 💖 xxx AndreaH Brighton.

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!
I'm pretty sure that this is MY FAVOURITE from your new releases Sue - you could say that it's a positive and negative DELIGHT - WOW!

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card and die set!
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A simple but stunning card.
Jeanette T
Edinburgh

SHARICA said...

OH WOW, This die set has to be mine :) Its Awesome. Love the card too xxx

stitchingranny said...

Another stunning one Sue, and this and the last one are something really different.

Hugs Helen aka Stitchingranny xx

Robin Sachs said...

hi Sue,
Fabulous card and a wonderful die set. So versatile.

Denise Hancock said...

lovely die and frame

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I wasn't to sure that I liked this Die. However, on seeing it with the Get Well Die, I changed my mind.

Diane King said...

Wow. Beautiful. Diane in Spain

Linda Williams said...

Wow!! This is just beautiful. Green is my favourite colour, so I was immediately drawn to this design. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Linda in Manchester x

Sharron Lonsdale said...

I've just seen this die used in the mini sentiments where it looks so much better than in this card.
Definitely one for the list.

Sharron (the cookie monster)

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Love the leafy circle frame in this one.
Best wishes
Doriann from Pembrey

barbara macaskill said...

Another must have Die! TFS!

Jan R said...

I love this die! So versatile. A classic. I cannot find one of your products that I do not think I can live without!