Thursday, 19 April 2018

Beautiful Hydrangea die

Hello and welcome back!  This next set is called Beautiful Hydrangea and is it ever!  The die is a bit different in that the flowers cut and lift up to create the look of the Hydrangea without having to put in individual flowers.  It also comes with a lovely sentiment die that is just perfect for any occasion!  Don't forget to use the Pinit button at the bottom of each post to save any cards or die samples for later inspiration.  There is one final day of this blog launch and it all starts tomorrow morning at 6am.  It is all about the flowers tomorrow!  All for now, Sue x


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141 comments:

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. This big die made a big impact when I first saw it at sneaky peak time and now that big impression has grown and all I can say is stunning xxx

sharon casey said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a really lovely die perfect and with a lovely sentiment too not much else is needed as this is defiantly a showstopper card

Have a lovely afternoon
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Babs Newman said...

Hi sue, Truly is a show stopper, brilliant!!! Babs bruciesbabe.

TDQ Karen said...

What a fine looking flower will definitely make an impact

Nina Spear said...

Such a beautiful die that will look gorgeous on a card x

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely Sue, doesn’t need anything else to complete the card.
Annette x

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful die! I love Hydrangeas and these make such a beautiful card and lovely sentiment too. Love Jean xxx

theresa w said...

Hi again Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful die Sue x I love how the flowers lift up and the sentiment is wonderful x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Great die set and lovely card. I always used to think hydrangea plants were a bit old fashioned, but in the last 10 years or so I have fallen in love with them. They are little works of art with all the tiny petals that make up the flower heads. We have a couple in our garden, but I think the greatest ones are down south where it’s warmer as they have magnificent specimens much bigger than ours.

Anyway back to the die set and card! Very useful not to have to cut the invidual petals and the leaves are great as is the sentiment.

Love Helen xxx

Craftychris said...

Wow! This card and die are both stunners! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely idea to be able to create a fabulous flower with just one die cut
karenlotty

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Thank you another beautiful die set and a very pretty card.
I cannot wait until tomorrow as flowers are my favourite.
Have fun Kitty.

Kate's Cards said...

I love hydrangeas! Xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous hydrangea - very useful!
Doreen R

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. Wow love hydrangeas especially when
they change colour. Mavis L x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful hydrangeas, doing all the work for a beautiful card.
Looking forward to tomorrow for some more surprises from you.
Hugs, Rose

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
The only thing needed on this card are the hydrangeas and sentiment and it makes such a statement.So unusual.
Jan x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and a very clever die that will save us a lot of cutting and placing of individual petals. Love the way you have achieved the mix of colours on one of the heads, imitating nature perfectly. I have just come back from the garden centre (20% off for members so could not resist) and they had plenty of hydrangeas for sale. I already have several in the garden so was not tempted but I think this die will find its way here very soon.

Frances

Anne Crawford said...

Great card! What a wonderful idea! I do love all the little individual flowers but it is fiddly and takes a lot of time, this will be so much quicker!
Just ordered the cut out squares dies, could not resist!
Anne xo

Crafty Smudge said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
Hydrangeas are my favourite garden flower. I love how you have taken all the work out of cutting each individual petal, and that they lift up inside the die.... so clever.
Crafty Smudge

Jackie Durrant said...

I love thd idea of creating the texture with lifting pieces of the flower. Such a pretty card. Love from Jackie xx

Karen Drew said...

Love how tactile this die is. Great card
Luv
Karen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card, it shows off the Hydrangea Die beautifully. Who couldn't fall for this gorgeous die set. Another great addition to our stash. Hugs Brenda xxx

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is a super die set, love the pop out flowers and the sentiment dies too. Another winner Sue.

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

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post and die set

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue WOW gorgeous card & a great Die set love it.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Chris Curry said...

I love hydrangeas and this one looks great. The sentiment is perfect. Thank you Sue. Xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love this hydrangea die sue very clever love the layers perfect for birthdays etc thank you for all the wonderful dies you have brought us see you tomorrow
Love June Horrocks cxxxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Another wonderful, unique die. How do you come up with these different ideas?
Great card too
Pat x

Willygogs14 said...

Love this die x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I think this flower is a little to big for me but I am sure you will soon change my mind in the coming months.

Jan.moogie said...

Love these cut in the card and push out die and this one is awesome Sue. How can you top this I wonder xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pauline Austen said...

Lovely die and card. Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful hydrangea card and I love the sentiment as well
Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous hydrangea, what an innovative idea.

hazel young said...

Fabulous card and die set Sue. Looking forward to tomorrows dies xx hazel young nottm

Evis M said...


Hi Sue,
I just love hydrangeas. The card and the die are just stunning.
I will certainly be getting this die.
Regards,
Evis M.

Ann Topp said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Very different. Beautiful sample I would love to see this proper to see the little flowers. Well done Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

graham Brand said...

This is simply stunning! Do like the sentiment! This is
another must have!
Sharon in Toronto

hollyberry said...

Amazing die that is very different. It certainly makes an impact and I love the card that you have made to show it off.

Cathie Weary said...

Great die. Much quicker than using individual flowers.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue,a beautiful card and die. The hydrangea die is lovely.

Scottydog said...

Stunning flower, a real statement piece. Thank goodness the little flowers stay in the flower but just lift up. Wouldn’t have wanted to stick the individual flowers, so thank you for that Sue!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

My sister and I were wondering ifnthe flowers lifted up. Very nice.

DeCor said...

I love Hydangeas and I love your beautiful die set and card.

Craftyhugs said...

This is beautiful! Just fitting for a day like today. Love how you've made it look so lifelike. The way you work your dies is fabulous and you're such a great inspiration to us crafters xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
OMG!....Dare I say it....I’m not sure...but I think this might just be my favourite!!...well one of my favourites!! It’s totally amazing!...I love it!!
Hugs
Sam Thapa
xxxxxxxxxx

Clai01 said...

Looks lovely ! what a stunner, I have hydrangeas in my garden and they are so pretty! x
looking forward to tomorrow x

KarinsArtScrap said...

o wow Sue gorgeous looks very real.

gr karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow sue this is a stunning card those hydrangeas are gorgeous. I love hydrangeas and how they are different colours. This die makes it so easy to make them and changing the colours would be a breeze. Have a great evening the sun is still shining. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a stunning die. I have a hydrangea in my garden so I know the die is very life like. The card is brilliant too.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great die creating fabulous flowers, and super sentiment too!
B xx

Anonymous said...

Wow this is very different. I love it. A real statement piece. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. XXX

Anne said...

What a fabulous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

BenteS from Krsand said...

Wow! This is truly a great design!
A beautiful flower - love it :))

Donita Naylor said...

Mine arrived yesterday. Looking forward to experimenting with colors to get the fabulous hydrangea effect. Thanks for bringing this to us!

Donita in R.I.

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, I love this die its so different and pretty. What a beautiful card to show it off. I love it x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue A very different flower love the way the petals lift
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Janet Wilson said...

Fab die, looks great!

Janet Wilson in Menston

ursula said...

Oh gosh how beautiful is this, I just love it when the hydrangeas are in full bloom in my garden and this card shows just that, makes me happy card....Super die and card Sue...luv Ursula Longworth xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, clever idea to not have to put individual flowers on. Thank you x

CCM said...

This beautiful Hydrangea looks so real on the card. Love the sentiment, too.

Carmen-Dorothy/ Toronto

Pawprintx4 said...

OH! This is for me. I have some beautiful hydrangeas in my yard and they are one of my favorite flowers. I love the texture you have managed in the die. These dies keep getting better and better. You were right about this being a spectacular card.
Have a wonderful evening, all,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Pattyb said...

What a gorgeous flower die...I love it!
And your card is gorgeous!!!!
Hugs, Pattyb

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, What a pretty die set, I love how you have incorporated the hydrangea flowers into the die, and the 3D effect of the petals is so effective. I love hydrangea plants, I have 5 in my back garden.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card & a fantastic die.

Michele

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, hydrangea's are a favourite of mine and your design with the pop up petals makes it easy to create a pretty card
Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good evening Sue and all
WOW what a stunning die , so different, the Hydrangea name is just perfect , it is beautiful. I love the detail of the petals opening up and will save so much time. I think you can have so much fun trying different inks to colours the flowers. I do like to collect your finishing touches flowers but this one is so different.
I remember when Hydrangea use to be old fashioned but times have changed and its so much on trend now. I can see many people wanting to add this die to there collection.
Wendy , Pussycats

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card! Love, love love the hydrangea die set. Definitely a must have die set!

Fikreta said...

so nice!

Seamus McNamee said...

This is very different but gorgeous.

Cherry
Bray

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue,
What a beautiful card, I love this die set & have 3 hydrangea plants in my garden & they look exactly like these. Yvonne xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue great card and the die is so different to any other dies,. Its great.
Wendyx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Lovely card and dies.

Sue MacFall said...

Wow, what a different die - love this.

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
This die is so clever. How do you continue to come up with so many beautiful and unique dies? Please don't ever stop! I get so excited when a release is due. I can't wait to see what delights you've come up with.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Glennis said...

This one is so amazing!

Glennis nz

Emily said...

Oh my, Sue. What a awesome die this is. Great card, too.
Hugs, emily65

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful Hydrangea die, and how well it matches with that EF (that I already have) :)

Sheila Barns said...

This is a great die set.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Wow wonderful hydrangea always popular.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Wacki Macky said...

Another beautiful card with the Hydrangeas, they look quite big and enough to fill a card as a topper. The leaves make such a difference.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone and thank you Sue for your daily inspiration.

Pearl of Kinver xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

I don't really think this is a "finishing touch" but the perfect touch for creating an elegant card as you have done here. I really like the uniqueness of the die and the fact that the petals open up to give a more realistic look. A "showstopper".

Beverly

Lyn Cleasby said...

Wow! This is a stunning Die! What an impact!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Oh Sue, I love this die and the card you made with is just lovely.
Thank you for giving us a chance to win one, everything crossed Lol

hugs to all,
Maria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is a stunner. Another great die.
Kate from Kendal

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a beautiful die.

Karen Wings M said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card,this die looks lovely,very different & nice sentiment.
Best wishes
Karen Wings M

Kim Salisbury said...

Fab dies, good to have a die sentiment as well in ine set

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!!!!!!!
This has to be No.1 on my list as it is a fantastic die with a lovely sentiment too.

Barbara in Carnwath

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

So pretty!!
And so much easier!!

Croquet Queen x

Yvonne19856 said...

Brilliant card and die sue. Such a large hydrangea certainly makes a bold statement. And so useful. Xxx

Sandra Holmes said...

A lovely addition to your range
Sandyh (hull)

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card and die set. Am very tempted.

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and the colours are great. Love the die. A

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the detail you have put into the Hydrangea. It makes a lovely floral card.
Véronique L

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

this is a fantastic die of a hydrangea which looks fab on your card.
I would like to have a similar die of a lilac. Do you agree?

Rolf xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
What a showcase type of a die this one is x
Stunning - a real beauty x
Late as just got in from another bbq. I will never knowingly turn down a free meal x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Karene M from Australia said...

Hi Sue, this is a gorgeous die, and it makes a stunning card!

Eunice(Edmonton) said...

Wow what eye catching card Sue. The Hydrangea die is a definite MUST HAVE.

Anonymous said...

The hydrangea is my most favorite flower. I love them so much. My mother had one on each side of the stairway to our front door growing up. It got so big every year that my dad had to cut them back. My mother had a green thumb. It’s all I can do to keep her Christmas cactus alive since she’s passed away in ‘99. But, Momma, I’m doing it. (So far anyway.). So this die is now a little higher on my wish list. Myra, calla lily crafts

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

It seems hydrangeas are a favourite for many of us, I have 2 growing, they were pink but I love blue and have been using the powder trying to blue them for a couple of years and so far have got to a creamy colour but they are beautiful in so many shades. They remind me of my Nan who used to call them her "hygeraniums" lol !
Love the way the flowers are cut and stand up without the need to glue lots of little flowers on, way up the ever growing list.
So sad that tomorrow is already the last day, your releases fly and this one has so many Must Haves as usual,
Can't wait to see more flowers,
Hugs
Muriel x

Latenight SandyH said...

How fabulous these hydrangeas look. Beautiful sentiment too.

Muriel, I was once told to put a few rusty nails amongst the roots to encourage the flowers to turn blue.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue,

This is a treasure and certainly gives a very different look from any of the other dies. I love it as much as I love hydrangeas... and that is a lot!

Thanks

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty die! Love the texture and dimension!
DeniseB in CA

Jan Sayer said...

I love hydrangeas,
JAN
NORTHAMPTON

Anonymous said...

GM Sue. Fab die. So unusual. CraftyClarew

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous Hydrangea flower head die. A real impact on any card. Lovely sentiment too. Xx

Rosie said...

My favourite flower Sue....love hydrangeas.....gorgeous card too.....
Love Rosie from Chorley.xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Loved this so much already bought it.

Laura O' Connor said...

Another great die set and a beautiful card too. Laura O Springfield

Izzy said...

You're right Sue, this is a stunner and would look equally fabulous cut in pure white card as well as Pixied cardstock - love the vein detail on the leaves as well as that lovely sentiment...

Izzy

Jean Z said...

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

gwen70 said...

Wow can't say more

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Quick Catch Up I Love This Particular Die Set
I Thought You May Save This Beautiful Card Also The Die
For The Last One Of The Day.........
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Tressa said...

A die with a difference, love it!

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card and die. Like many other follows I love Hydrangeas especially when they are over and change to those gorgeous shades of purple. I am thinking I can achieve this with the purple shades of Pixie Powders!!!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I can see that this set is very popular. Love your card and the way the die set creates so much dimension. Bx

susyjune said...

Have seen this flower on cards before but it looks so difficult to do . This die would make it easy

Mary Jean Smith said...

Love this flower, but never made one because of all the tiny flowers it would take to make it.Thank you for making this die, MaryJean Smith

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Julia.

Oh this is lovely. I like the effect from lifting part of the die cut. Another one for the shopping list. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Carole Stourbridge
Gosh I remember my nan having giant flowers like these and putting the tea leaves on them {no teabags then}
fantastic memories thanks sue, beautiful card

NancyR said...

What a beautiful die. I love that the details stay in so that those of us with arthritis don't have to deal with tiny things.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

dmj from kett said...




WE had one in our front garden when I was growing
up, such lovely colours, too. This is a superb die,



Doreen x

STELLA MUNN said...

An unusual die. Love the card. Thanks Sue x

lritchie said...

Stunning new die, so cool how the petals pop out!

Lori from Canada

lindyloo12 said...

What a stunning card and what a great die, this would be the winner for me, although there are so many of the new dies that I would love to own.

Suemac said...

Absolutely stunning

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another favourite flower - my late father grew loads of hydrangea, so thanks for such a beautiful die and the memory ....again this is a must buy for me, will have to wait till next month.

Dorothy of Baldock

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is such a beautiful card with a lovely new "hydrangea" flower die !!! I really love the sentiment you have included in this set. I think it is a lovely size, a lovely font and a lovely phrase !!! The Hydrangea's themselves are beautiful and something a little bit different. I love that you can lift up the little flowers but that they are still attached !!! Very pretty Sue !!! Thank you. Lots of love from Tres X X X

Tres from Orpington X X X

Sharon Fletcher said...

Hi sue. Love this hydrangea flower die and the way the petals fold up out of the die make it so easy.x

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Lovely hydrangea card and love the hydrangea die.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS flowers, GORGEOUS card and GORGEOUS dies!
Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers, we have just started pruning ours back in readiness for more beautiful blooms :)

Elizabeth Louise said...

Would love to try the colour combination of the hydrangea I bought last year for this dieset

Elizabeth sleepless in Coventry

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Hello Sue,

I just love the look of this card. What an amazing die! It looks like so much work has gone into making it. You are so clever!

Love, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Theresa Pace said...

love hydrangeas and these look awesome, hugs xx

Maria Illsley said...

Wow this is stunning card and die my mum loved her hydrangea plant xx

craftynanna said...

Hydrangeas are a lovely flower but isn't it a bush, I don't know, the die is fantastic and so is the card hugs Johanna Widnes

dorothy cattanach said...

I have a Hydrangea inmy garden and love the different colours it gives as the flowers bloom to fulness. Deffinately my type of die, who does n't adore a card with these flowers on it? Love it Sue.
Take care and Thank you.
Dorothy Cattanach.
xxx

Vie Carter said...

Great

Vie
x

Vanessa Hodgson said...

I love hydrangea's very nice card :)